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2023.06.05 09:23 Uberantwild Misery loves company narcissistic sister

For the past 20 years she's been abusing me and she's very nosey into my business. She hates the fact I do well and she wants others in the community to think I'm crazy or mental person. Just because she came to America she thinks she's high level and better than others. Anything I do she gets bothered by. A lady from our own people was interested in marriage with me and she got bothered by it and said "That woman is too old for you". But that girl was actually a few years younger than me.
The crazy sister even told me that her 3 other younger brothers are her brothers and myself and brother older than me aren't her brothers. She also told me some girls from our home country she met in Tennessee were laughing at me when she told them I screamed from the shower (because she heard me scream when cold water accidentally touched me when I thought it was warm I was using).
When I bought a house with my mom and even paid part down payment mom informed me the sister (her daughter) was telling her to not listen to me and that she bought a nice house. She's making me come across as the undesired/unwanted person to my mom even for a house I bought with mom.
Years ago I remember when her husband called me to ask me to come join them in Black Friday shopping in Best Buy and when I arrived I saw him pretending to be looking around stuff because he knew she would ask me to buy a computer for tbem since he wanted her to surf my pockets and them she comes up to me and says "Ozzy I'll pay you back in tax return time can you buy me that computer?". I was surprised he didn't just ask me to buy the $700 computer since I am uncle to his kids. I did anyways because I had surplus of cash but she never paid me back during that tax return time. She essentially swindled me or bait/switched me. I suspect she told him "We can easily milk that guy". I suspect he knows this woman doesn't like me or thinks differently of me. Funny they've been divorcing and their parents have been trying to get them back together. He currently pays rent and all and sometimes visits them but I don't think they're together. He drives truck most of the time. They've fought numerous times.
Most recently she was visiting our home country and she contacted me to ask me if I can Zelle her $4k because she was broke and her hubby wasn't sending her enough. He was only sending her rent and some extra money for food. She said she would repay me during tax return time and Informed her sorry I can't because you told me that before a few times and you never did. I later found out she got some big money some other way because she bought our half sister a new phone and she and her oldest son had the time of their life on resort beaches and all. Some other friend of hers sent ber something. She thought of me to be dome dumb person or someone she can keep taking advantage of.
While she was there visiting country she tried to talk with a relative of ours that I filed process to bring to America. Relatives mom is here in America too. The lady didn't do anything wrong to her and never ever met her but the crazy Narcissist sister was telling me they're just using me for papers and not to bring her here etc etc. It really doesn't concern her. She tried calling her but the lady ignored her calls because I already told the lady in advance about the fact crazy sister was not happy with me bringing her to America. Crazy sister even told me that the waiting times are 7 years and that she instead should go boat to Europe or jump through US Mexico border. I informed the relative of all this stuff she said and she was surprised because she never met her.
In conclusion I finally informed the sister that it isn't those people that are her problem, it's me because she's always being bothered by everything about me. It would take more pages to tell you guys all the other stuff she did to me in past near 20 years. I'm out of your life because you're always hostile towards me and bothered by everything I do. If it was her other brother doing stuff like bringing a relative to America via a relative petition, she would not be saying anything bad about the relative of mine or anything else he does. This sister just hates me from the inside and thinks I'm embarrassing her and our family when I actually am not.
I told her I'm blocking you for good. As your kids get older if they miss me and wanna see me again, you can arrange with mom and her house for me to meet them.
I made it clear I believe she's a narcissist and will never leave me alone as long as I am in her life. Just because she's conscious and she was brought to America via plane back when she was 18 makes her think she's very high up there and haughty. When she was visiting our developing home country recently, I was informed she was bossing around aunties and people and mentioning she's from America and has wealth but the luxury home she was in was being rented with her truck driver husbands money and she doesn't have any money of her own. She's broke. Those people in that developing country often have more money and luxury cars so it surprises me why her narcissist self would think she's higher than them.
It's been a month since I've been out of her life but I informed her our relative lady is gonna come to America via plane flight and fyi she has a nice job there where she currently is and you're not higher than her.
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2023.06.05 09:19 OneRealMonster Mama mo Bicol ride.

Mama mo Bicol ride.
Distance: 548.33 km Elevation: 4,421 meters Avg Speed: 23.9 kph Max Speed: 66.2 kph Elapsed Time: 88hrs Moving time: 23hrs Total Gear Weight: 20.5 kg
Sorry na, hindi ako marunong mag kwento.
Day 1: Cabuyao - Tagkawayan (233 km)
  • Started riding on June 1 at 11:30 PM from Cabuyao.
  • Initially planned to go only until Calauag, Quezon, but I felt great and the weather was perfect.
  • Maintained a speed of 33-35 kph on flat roads and 23+ kph on gentle slopes (3-4% gradient).
  • Stayed focused and enjoyed the ride. Got a tailwind from Atimonan to Calauag, reaching speeds of 40-45 kph.
  • Arrived at my destination around 10 AM, still feeling energetic, so I decided to continue to Tagkawayan(grabe ahon at lusong dito).
  • Slowed down due to poor road conditions, steep slopes, and heat. Took several breaks and arrived in Tagkawayan at 3 PM.
Day 2: Tagkawayan - Naga City (110 km)
  • Started riding on June 2 at 5 AM.
  • The first half of the ride had challenging slopes and some rough patches.
  • After Ragay, the road became flat and smooth until Naga.
  • Reached Naga around 10:30 AM and decided to explore the city instead of continuing to Legazpi.
Day 3: Naga City - Legazpi City (100 km)
  • Started riding on June 3 at 7 AM.
  • The route was mostly flat with some gentle slopes from Naga to Ligao.
  • The sight of Mayon Volcano brought a smile to my face, erasing all fatigue and hardship.
  • Arrived in Legazpi around 1 PM.
Day 4: Mayon 360 + Skyline (100 km)
  • Started riding on June 4 at 5 AM.
  • This was my favorite route. The road around Mayon was beautiful and uncrowded.
  • There were easy slopes and minor challenges until the skyline with a gradient of 7-15%.
  • Unfortunately, I left my phone behind, so I couldn't take pictures.
Overall, my training paid off, and I enjoyed the journey. I didn't experience major muscle pain despite not having a bike fit. Setting up tubeless tires before the ride was a great decision, as I had multiple deflations and some sealant leaks.
After 2,400km+ on my Elite wheels, super true pa din, no issues whatsoever.
  • Day 1: Accommodation: 700php per 12hrs (Pinagpala Pension House) Food/Snacks: 600php Water: ± 80php (Tips: Pagbibili ng tubig, always ask for "ice water" first if meron, around 5 pesos lang siya and kaya nya nang puno-in yung 24oz na water bottle and bonus pa na may kaonting yelo yung bibigay sayo. 2nd tip is pwede ka magpa re-fill ng tubig sa mga water station na madadaanan niyo, for 5 pesos lang puno na lahat ng water bottle ko, hinuhugasan pa nila and minsan hindi na sila nagpapabayad.)
  • Day 2: Accommodation: 600php check in: 2PM, Check out time: 12PM(Domer Residencias) Food/snacks: 800php Water: 50php
  • Day 3 & 4: Accommodation: 800php(x2) check in: 2PM, Check out time: 12PM (Lovelibee Resort Hotel) Food/snacks: 1500
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2023.06.05 09:06 shalubansal0022 Destination Wedding in Neemrana Top Wedding Venues in Neemrana

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2023.06.05 08:57 universaljester "On teaching humans" an instructional guide from an Elven professor

It's been a long time since I've written anything, if you have criticism, please be constructive, I'd love to write more and improve it.


Never forget their creativity, for it takes a race, who's truly adept in nothing and makes them capable of more than the races could through cooperation.
Orcs may be able to wield shamanistic magics, enhancing their bodies, along with their natural enhancement by magick, mold trees, and command animals.
Elves may be able to bend nature's magickal elements to their will, fire a bow through a knothole a mile away, and make leather that might as well be a second skin.
Dwarves may be able to smith armor so light and weapons capable of more than their appearances would give away. They may be able to make those items enchanted to a degree that the mere thought of cutting or bludgeoning would cause the weapon to be dangerous to the touch, armor near living and capable of enhancing the wearer to the strength of an orc
But the humans, not the best at any of these for the longest times, languished, trying to find their place. During the great wars era, theirs and other races found themselves and bound themselves to a stronger, more established race. The humans and elves, the gnomes and dwarves, the orcs and trolls.
It was only once we founded the academies, our kingdom's being one of the few that continued to accept the humans as part of their people. That given the time to study, to think did their true value, their true power amongst us shine through.
They, like all races, are capable of all the magicks, but unlike us, have nothing they're particularly adept at, unlike us, they don't suffer in another to gain that advantage, they are truly neutral, and therefore it was never their use of one set of abilities, it was their creative nature, their cleverness, and their intuition that made them our most valued, from the crafts to the battlefield.
Walls built, enchanted, further warded all to make the academy a haven, a city's sanctuary in the case of a conflict or cataclysm. Many grand masters and grand masters have as testaments to their strength gone to attack with their mightiest powers only to leave naught but a chip in the edifice of these great monuments to what the races achieve when they work together. A human, one of their adolescents, while testing out the enchantment she gave armor that rivaled the dwarven students' own creations, while channeling magick through herself to enhance her body and mind, barreled through this faster than one could even see, her sprawled form dizzy as she sat where she'd crashed into a mountainside.
Many instructors, staff and students went to check on the young one, who'd been mostly unharmed except for pride over being too eager. The child was taken to the infirmary while the staff and I sat in disbelief, a hole in the walls that were meant to protect us, by a child who'd been holding back only trying to test movement. She's one of the students I hold the most pride in, she, almost 25 years later, leads the largest all human regiment on our front line, holding our borders pushing back as we teeter on war with a kingdom that joined an anti-human faction.
But of all the things I've seen humans do that have both terrified me, and inspired me. It was their nearly indefinite flexibility with wielding magick, not only our elemental magick, no, their skills with that formidable in and of themselves, they took it a step further and began forming pure magicks, it started off with forms attached to themselves an adaptation of what is done to empower one's self. Then I watched as they slowly learned how to take that form, that bubble, and separate it. Sometimes it exploded, and laughter would erupt from everyone in the room, and the student who'd had they been any other race might have just given up, would start the process anew.
In the span of a week, we'd had an entire class of human students, teaching others how to do it, how to not injure themselves while doing it, and it spawned a new course of magic, led by the ringleader of my human students who'd just graduated.
If nothing else, please remember, their creativity and cleverness is boundless, nurture it, and it will bring value to you, your other students, and themselves.
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2023.06.05 08:51 jaxsonjac Vandalize buildings, steal cars, and become the king of crime in this wacky adventure.

Vandalize buildings, steal cars, and become the king of crime in this wacky adventure.
GRAND ACTION SIMULATOR is a GTA-like open-world crime game. You can play a ruthless New York City criminal. Game features:

  • FPS and third-person modes.
  • Complete assignments by driving vehicles or motorbikes.
  • Face up against international mafia gangsters.
  • Open world with several crime hotspots.
  • Buy guns, armor, and vehicles to perform tasks to defeat the mafia.
  • Street, Chinatown, and gangland missions have varied goals and problems.
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2023.06.05 08:41 shalubansal0022 Destination Wedding Venues in Rishikesh Wedding Resorts in Rishikesh

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2023.06.05 08:39 SamPaxton97 Call of Duty: Eternal

Here's a thought experiment. 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.
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.
Adlai: 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: Well-
Rei: 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.
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.
Soldier: 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: Bastards!
Sokolov: 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: Yes!
Sokolov: 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: (laughs) 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.
Rei: 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: Really?
Kanti: 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: Mona…
Kanti: 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 08:17 BRACE-IV-IMPACT An Example from Fiction – Star Wars Bad Batch.

TL;DR: I examin how the Star Wars villain, Darth Sidious, utilized a Cat's Paw and then once discovered, turns a wouldbe setback into a major victory. In doing, appearing confident and in control.
First, a brief preamble – Albert Camus once wrote "Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth." To the spirit of that quote, much of my analysis into power comes from good fiction. These patterns and themes I've seen in history, reflected again and again, regardless of setting or wider context. In these analysis, I hope to present these present these themes. To some, these may appear elementary. To those, I say congratulations. To others, this may still prove a some benefit.
Today, let's discuss a speech by the pan-ultimate Star Wars villain – Emperor Palpatine, otherwise known as Darth Sidious.
LAW 26: Keep Your Hands Clean.
Observance – Darth Sidious, now Emperor of a burgeoning new empire has ended the Clone Wars, all but eradicated his enemy, the jedi, and now must eliminate the clones. But how? He spent years undermining the Jedi, sowing resentment and doubt. The Separatist too, by Lord Vader's hand have been crushed. The clones however, they're looked on as capable and loyal soldiers faithful to... the republic. Hm... yes, the do need to go. So how to deal with them?
First, the Emperor had to bring the cloning facilities under the control of the galactic empire. In the era of the Galactic Republic, these facilities were operated by the Kaminoins, who sold the clones to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) for credits. So, through Grand Moff Wilim Tarkin, Darth Sidious ordered Admiral Rampart to evacuate clones and essential personnel (who could be of later use). Then destroy Tipoca city and the cloning facilities therein.
Vice Admiral Rampart, was a loyal officer to the Empire. He was eager to show his loyalty and was often the Hatchet man for their agenda. Prior to the destruction of Tipoca city, he was tasked with the subjugation of Ryloth – a planet still skeptical about the Empire.
He was also an initial proponent for the "Imperial Defense Recruitment Bill," stating "The galaxy is at peace, but our work is never done. A new military comprised of our own citizens, will usher in a new era of safety and security. A vote for the Defense Recruitment Bill is a vote for the future."
The bill was rejected twice before reaching the stage of preliminary hearings, where it faced critique from Senators Bail Organa of Alderaan and Tynnra Pamlo of Taris due to them believing the discussion for a new army to be unnecessary at the time, as well as Riyo Chuchi of Pantora, who called for more fair representation for the clones who would be directly impacted by the bill. The vote was eventually postponed.
Later, Senator Riyo Chuchi, with help from a resistance group, obtained evidence of Vice Admiral Rampart's involvement in the destruction of Tipoca city, presenting her findings before the Senate Floor.
Theme Squeeze Opportunities Out of Desaster. It will make you appear more capable and in control.
The Emperor quickly thought of a way to spin this would be disaster to his advantage. In the middle of their debate, The Emperor, would hold and impromptu address. (LAW 17: Keep Others in Suspended Terror. // LAW 28: Enter Action With Boldness).
The Speach:
"I am deeply troubled by this recent revelation.
My gratitude to Senator Chuchi for exposing a rogue element within our ranks.
Many lives have been lost, but I assure you, Admiral Rampart will face the consequences for his treachery.
However, he did not act alone. The fact that the clones under his command so blindly followed orders, inflicting such carnage without hesitation ... gives me pause.
Perhaps, it's time for a change. Now, more than ever, building a strong galaxy requires protection and security.
Due to the nefarious actions of Admiral Rampart and the immediacy of the bill on the floor today – it is my opinion that this legislation is our future.
With this momentous act, we shall usher in a new era, heralded by the Imperial Stormtrooper."
Now, let's break apart this speach.
First, he creates distance from the atrocities committed. "I am troubled by this recent Revelation."
Second, he tries to build bridges between opposition by praising a Senator opposed to the bill he supports.
Third, he decries the actions of Vice Admiral Rampart.
Forth, now here's where it gets good. The Emperor, further decrying Rampart, then twists the blame onto the clones. While Republic propaganda claimed that the clones were soldiers loyal to the Republic, they were in practice, loyal to their Generals and the Jedi, (whom the galaxy had recently seen destroyed by their hand). There was a large controversy regarding subjugation and rights abuses carried out by the clones throughout the war. This lead to the average citizen seeing them as a useful "other." Following the end of the war, Vice Admiral Rampart remarked that "Clone loyalty does not seem to be as advertised anymore." Now the Emperor was going to drive home that wedge of fear felt by the Galactic citizenry.
Now, he introduced the call to action. Having the galaxy fear the "other" that are the clones, yet further enforce the calls for protection and security, he let's the audience infer who better to protect the galaxy, then by the citizens thereof?
So there we have it, how the Emperor has turned a minor loss into an absolute victory.
Are there points I neglected? Is my analysis off base? Please, respectufully discuss your thoughts in comments. Thank you!
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2023.06.05 07:48 ChocolateCakeEater14 8 Night Trip in U.S. in November

I’m looking to go on an 8 night trip to somewhere in the U.S. in early November this year. I live in Orange County, California for context.
I’m weighing a few options and wanted to see if there’s any other places I should consider.
Seattle Went here Mid-August last year for 3 nights and I enjoyed the bike lanes, light rail, and other things related to urbanism. This was my first choice but I’m second guessing this because I’d be going during Seattle’s rainiest season this time and I went at a time of ample sunlight with no rain last year. I was thinking of just bringing a rainproof jacket and saying fuck it but I might be underestimating things.
Zion National Park With a one day stop at Grand Canyon National Park (I’ve never been). Talked to a friend about this location and he cautioned me about driving in the snow/other weather conditions (always dry roads here). I’d prolly be driving there with my own car unless it’s a better idea to fly to Vegas and get a rental from there.
San Francisco Did a road trip along the coastline from SoCal to SF in 2021. I didn’t get to explore the city too much that time so I’d be interested in exploring it more this time. One hangup is feeling like I won’t get a drastically different experience and feel like my vacation time was wasted.
Others Any other locations I should consider? And what do y’all think about my options
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2023.06.05 07:48 Still_Project756 Fail-Proof First Date Ideas in Sydney 2023

Fail-Proof First Date Ideas in Sydney 2023
First dates can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking, but fear not! Sydney, the city of dreams, offers a ton of options to make your first date truly special. Prepare to embark on a journey filled with fun, laughter, and just the right amount of cupid. Whether you prefer scenic walks, thrilling adventures, ethereal dining, or classic date ideas, this blog will guide you through the best places to go on a first date in Sydney.
Dinner cruises on Sydney Harbour: Cruise to romance
Imagine this: candlelit tables adorned with delicate flowers, a soft breeze lingering in the air, and the luminous skyline of Sydney as your backdrop. Indulge in a gastronomic feast fit for royalty, where each bite is a symphony of flavours. Sip on fine wines, clinking glasses to the promise of a future filled with shared adventures.
As the moon casts its gentle glow on the water, you and your date will be swept away on a captivating journey, where every moment is a celebration of love, laughter, and the beauty of the night. Now that’s a date! Choose from the top Sydney dinner cruises – and see the magic!
A scenic stroll in the Royal Botanic Garden
Want to sweep your date off their feet with a dose of nature's beauty? Take him/her to the Royal Botanic Garden. As you saunter through this lush oasis near the iconic Sydney Opera House, your hearts will bloom with joy. Whisper sweet nothings among the vibrant flowerbeds, steal glances at tranquil ponds, and soak up breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.
To take it a step further on the cupid scale, you can pack a picnic basket filled with goodies to ignite your taste buds while nature ignites your hearts. This first date locale guarantees a blooming romance that even Mother Nature would applaud.
Bondi Beach: Sun, sand, and connection
Bondi Beach, the epitome of surfside charm, is your perfect match for some beachside romance. Kick off your shoes, feel the sand between your toes, and dive headfirst into a refreshing swim together. Let the golden sun illuminate your path as you stroll along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, soaking in the breathtaking coastal views.
If hunger strikes (and it will!), head to one of Bondi's trendy beachside cafes for a bite. Nothing screams romance like sharing fish and chips while gazing into each other's eyes. With its relaxed vibes and picturesque setting, Bondi Beach is sure to make waves on your first date.
The Rocks: Culinary delights
Food is the way to someone's heart, and The Rocks has got you covered. Begin your epicurean adventure at the lively weekend market, where you can feast on delectable treats. Meander through the narrow, history-infused streets, hand in hand, exploring the charming cafes and restaurants nestled among heritage buildings. Take your date on a culinary journey by indulging in a romantic dinner at one of the area's acclaimed eateries.
Pro tip: Share a dessert, because nothing says "I'm sweet on you" like a shared slice of decadence. The Rocks offers a perfect blend of delicious fare and historic ambiance, creating a recipe for a truly unforgettable evening.
Luna Park: Magic of a carnival date
If you're looking to inject a dose of whimsy into your first date, look no further than Luna Park. Step into a wonderland of carnival delights that will make your hearts skip a beat. Embrace your inner child as you embark on thrilling rides, challenge each other in playful arcade games, and indulge in classic carnival treats. This can also be a time for some healthy competition – just make sure that you’re not the only one going home with the wins!
Remember to capture those heartwarming moments as you scream together on the rollercoaster - nothing bonds people like shared terror! Luna Park promises a first date filled with laughter, excitement, and a sprinkle of pixie dust.
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2023.06.05 07:45 Maleficent-Crab-3142 Smiley,Blue,Marlo

Defendant Quit Helping Police Corruption Probe
Just before Derrick "Smiley" Smith was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday on a drug charge, federal prosecutor Jim Klindt expressed his bewilderment at why Smith chose to face such hard time rather than continue to cooperate in a federal grand jury probe of Jacksonville police.
"This is a very strange case," Klindt told U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams Jr. "[Smith] provided a great deal of information. He was very cooperative. Then, all of a sudden, something happened. It was like being in a room and the lights went out."
Smith, 29, was one of three drug dealers who were catalysts to the ongoing police corruption investigation after they were arrested in August 1999. Smith, Abdul "Blue" Robinson and Dondrecka "Marlo" Bates were indicted by a federal grand jury for distributing cocaine in Jacksonville as far back as 1989.
The men worked out plea agreements in which prosecutors would drop all but one drug charge and could consider asking for further relief depending on their cooperation. Bates' help included providing information that implicated Smith and Robinson, while those two have given investigators details such as how at least one police officer was receiving payoffs for giving tips about drug investigations.
The information led a task force of city, state and federal authorities to other details that include allegations of police and others being involved in murder and robbery.
Last month, Bates got seven years in prison after Klindt filed a motion allowing the judge to go outside the federal sentencing guidelines, which he did on the low end. Robinson got 21 years without any relief, though he could still get a reduction within the next year.
Smith, who was sentenced Thursday after the judge denied his attempt to change his plea, faced 30 years to life. Klindt recommended Smith get the low end, but he declined to file a motion -- known as a 5k -- to allow the judge to give Smith less time.
Smith, who went through several attorneys, had zero credibility because of how he changed, Klindt said. Though the corruption probe has moved far beyond the initial offerings from the drug dealers, Klindt told the judge that as late as yesterday he tried unsuccessfully to convince Smith to resume his help.
Given a chance to speak, Smith did not tell the court why he stopped cooperating.
"My cooperation has expanded this entire investigation to where it is today," said Smith, who offered no other details.
Smith's attorney, Calvin Rivers, asked Adams to be lenient and ignore Smith's near flippancy in court proceedings.
"Even though he may appear to be crass and belligerent, we have to understand this man is fighting for his life," Rivers said. "He wants to be treated fairly."
Several of Smith's relatives and most of the police task force involved in the grand jury probe attended the sentencing. Also on hand was Sheriff Nat Glover, who has stripped five police officers of their duties during the probe. No charges have been filed.
"I thought it was fitting and proper that I should be here," said Glover, who was not on hand when the other drug dealers were sentenced. "This investigation certainly has had some long-range impact on my desire to look at some internal challenges. I respect the judgment of the court. Justice is being done." BLUE ENDED UP ONLY DOING 10 years Marlo 7 for telling/ COOPERATING AGAINST BLUE AND SMILEY and smiley ended up doing 20
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2023.06.05 07:36 scarlet2248 Wedding Venue in The US: Our Recommendation Part II

Popular wedding venues in the western and central states were featured in Part 1 of US wedding venues. So in part two, we'll focus on wedding venues in the eastern states. Whether it's a luxurious hotel, a rustic barn, or a spacious meadow, all are included. Again, the features of these venues and the approximate prices will be written. Let's explore these beautiful wedding venues!

Wisconsin Wedding Venues

The Paine Art Center and Gardens

This is an art museum located at 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh. It is an English-style country estate and has nearly four acres of gardens. It has perennial plants and is a great outdoor ceremony venue. Also, there is a historic mansion, charming carriage house, and greenhouse. The venue can accommodate up to 200 people and costs approximately $3000 to $4000 For 100 Guests.

The Lageret

This is a professional event venue located at 515 E Main St, Stoughton. This historic venue offers industrial and rustic charm with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and wood beams. It has ample space for ceremonies and receptions. The venue offers event coordination, customizable lighting options, a bridal suite, and access to preferred vendors. Accommodations for up to 250 people start at $3,500 for a 12-hour rental.

The Enchanted Barn

Located at 1543 6 1/2 Ave, Hillsdale, this barn has an old-world rustic atmosphere around every corner. Featuring several indoor and outdoor venues, one of the most popular ceremony locations is located in Barn's upper-level Hayloft, featuring old wood timbers. Several wedding package options are available here and can accommodate up to 220 people. Off-season all-inclusive wedding packages are $5,000 plus $21 per person.

Illinois Wedding Venues

Danada House

This is a historic mansion located at 3S501 Naperville Rd, Wheaton. a short drive from Chicago. The mansion is also surrounded by a forest preserve that allows for nature-filled photos. There are seven ceremony locations in total, and the largest Magnolia Garden can accommodate up to 300 guests. Venue rentals start at $3,500.

The Morton Arboretum

This is a public nature garden and outdoor museum located at 4100 IL-53, Lisle. Inside there are not only mature trees and flowers but also a playground for children. Offering beautiful woodland and lakeside views. The large garden has a total of 12 venues to choose from and the largest room can accommodate up to 300 guests. Prices range from $600 to $9,000 depending on the size of the room and the time of year it is held.

Salvage One

Located at 1840 W Hubbard St, Chicago, this is a very unique location that serves as a store besides being a wedding venue. It preserves treasured furniture from the past. This old Chicago warehouse offers an enchanting vintage atmosphere. The ceremony and banquet space can accommodate about 200 people and space rentals start at $4,000.

Kentucky Wedding Venues

The Barn at Cedar Grove

The address is 1000 Brockman Keltner Rd, Greensburg, which has a rustic barn setting with picturesque scenery. Offering outdoor ceremony space, climate-controlled reception space, bridal suite, groom's quarters, and fire pit. The venue in the barn can accommodate up to 230 people. For fewer guests, the average budget for a wedding here is between $6,000 and $9,000.

The Brown Hotel

This 100-year-old hotel is located at 335 W Broadway, Louisville. The hotel has a striking Georgian Revival look and offers elegant ballrooms, luxurious accommodations, and a gorgeous rooftop garden. The hotel also has extensive experience in hosting weddings of different cultures, such as Jewish and Indian weddings. Prices are $18,000 in the off-season and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Talon Winery & Vineyards

This winery has a large outdoor space at 7086 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington. Offers vineyard and winery backdrop, outdoor ceremony space, and rustic barn. The best part is the wine-tasting and vineyard tours. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices for ceremonies start at $1500.

Tennessee Wedding Venues

Butterfly Hollow

Located at 28 Bussell Rd, Gordonsville, our vacation accommodations are perfect for small weddings. Surrounded by scenic walking trails, mountains, and woods. This venue specializes in small weddings of 30 people or less, with a focus on an intimate and cozy experience. Wedding packages range from $1795 to $5000.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

An art gallery on 17 acres of gardens located at 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, offers a romantic and artistic setting for weddings. The gallery offers two indoor reception venues as well as woodlands and gardens, both of which can accommodate up to 200 guests. Prices are approximately $4000 to $5000 For 100 guests.

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower, located at 400 4th Ave S, Nashville, is almost 140 years old. The ballroom features large windows that provide plenty of natural light, creating a charming and historic setting for weddings. There are two floors beside the lobby. Seated dinners for up to 400 people range from $3,500 to $16,000 depending on time and venue.

Mississippi Wedding Venues

The Cedars

The site at 4145 Old Canton Rd, Jackson is the oldest residential building in Jackson, with a history of 175 years. The courtyard in front of the house with trees such as cedar, oak, and magnolia provides a natural backdrop for weddings. The venue can accommodate up to 300 people and costs $3,500 for a two-day weekend rental.

Dunleith Historic Inn

A National Historic Landmark located at 84 Homochitto St, Natchez, the mansion features Greek Revival columns and original pine floors. The event space has a main floor, courtyard, and South Lawn, which can accommodate up to 700 people. Wedding packages start at $6,500, not including catering.

The Gin at Flora Station

The address is 4819 MS-22, Flora. The refurbished cotton gin blends rustic charm with modern amenities. It offers indoor and outdoor spaces, including a covered gazebo and a patio with an old-fashioned truck bar. Rentals for ceremonies and receptions start at $3,500.

Alabama Wedding Venues

B&A Warehouse

This building, located at 1531 1st Ave S, Birmingham, is historic from the outside. With its industrial-inspired design and high ceilings along with red brick walls. Three indoor venues can accommodate up to 300 guests, and the cost of a ceremony starts at $4,000.

The Sterling Castle

This castle is located at 389 Deseret Dr, Shelby, and has been voted the best wedding venue in Alabama. The fairytale-style castle, elegant ballroom, charming courtyard, and lakeside and drawbridge venues. This beautiful venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and all-inclusive weddings are priced at $10,000+.

Huntsville Museum of Art

This is an art museum located at 300 Church St SW, Huntsville. With unique indoor and outdoor spaces, the museum is a contemporary art gallery. Offering outdoor spaces with a rooftop terrace, and five indoor hospitality venues. The starting venue fee for a wedding reception in high season is $1,500.

Michigan Wedding Venues

Colony Club Detroit

Located at 2310 Park Ave, Detroit, this Georgian-style, historic venue features stunning architecture and gorgeous interiors. The hotel features a grand ballroom decorated with crystal chandeliers and intricate details. The ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests and is priced between $12,000 and $15,000.

Castle Farms

This historic building, built in 1918, is located at 5052 M-66, Charlevoix. With a total of four site combinations in the summer. It offers several ceremony and reception spaces, including a charming outdoor garden and a majestic stone courtyard. The largest of these, the East Garden and Queen's Courtyard can host up to 300 guests. And the price range is between $6,750 and $9,250.

The Inn at Stonecliffe

This is a Victorian village located at 8593 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island. away from the hustle and bustle of the area. With beautiful gardens and breathtaking views of Lake Huron and the Mackinaw Bridge. Accommodates up to 300 people and prices range from $4000 to $10,000.

Ohio Wedding Venues

Franklin Park Conservatory

This is a horticultural and educational institution located at 1777 E Broad St, Columbus. The most popular venue is the indoor garden with an all-glass ceiling. Besides, there is an industrial-style venue and a 200-year-old barn. The venue has plenty of space and can accommodate up to 500 people, with prices ranging from $7,000 to $11,000 for a wedding of 100 guests.

The Columbus Athenaeum

The historic building at 32 N 4th St, Columbus, was built in 1899. With a total of ten venues to choose from, the Grand Ballroom boasts gorgeous details and a stunning atrium. It is decorated with classical Greek art as well as soaring ornate ceilings. It can accommodate up to 230 guests. Prices for receptions start at $3,000.

Gervasi Vineyard

An oversized wine estate located at 1700 55th St NE, Canton. Picturesque vineyard setting and sparkling lake views. The open-air venue can accommodate up to 300 people, while the indoor venue can accommodate up to 120 guests. Full-service event planning, vineyard tours, and wine tastings are available. Prices for receptions will start at $1,450.

Georgia Wedding Venues

Barnsley Resort

This resort is located at 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd NW, Adairsville. With over 3,000 acres of land, it is a historic southern estate. With lush gardens, luxurious cabins, and grounds that can accommodate up to 250 people. Three wedding packages are available: $275 per person, $320 per person, and $350 per person. And a least of 150 people is required.

Summerour Studio

This is a renovated warehouse located at 409 Bishop St NW, Atlanta. The roof is supported by massive bow trusses, which allow for a spacious, open floor plan without columns or supports. Through a wall of windows running the length of the space, there are breathtaking views of Atlantic Station and the downtown skyline. Accommodating up to 425 people, prices start at $4,000.

The Biltmore Ballrooms

The ballroom is located at 817 W Peachtree St NW 208, Atlanta, and was established in 1924. The ballroom features a handcrafted plaster relief ceiling, ornate crystal lighting, and a marble floor. Capacity ranges from 50 to 1,500 people and offers eleven caterers. Rental rates range from $3,500 to $5,000, depending on the day of the week.

Florida Wedding Venues

The Ancient Spanish Monastery

Located at 16711 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach. This monastery was dismantled piece by piece from northern Spain and shipped to the United States, then rebuilt over 19 months. It offers a chapel and gardens for ceremonies. The garden can accommodate up to 300 guests for $6,500 and includes only the cost of the reception.

The Breakers Palm Beach

This is a luxury resort located at 1 S County Rd, Palm Beach. This luxury resort is located in Palm Beach and enjoys magnificent beachfront views, lush gardens, and an exquisite ballroom. It boasts a timeless and elegant ambiance. It can host weddings for a maximum of less than 500 people, and detailed prices need to be communicated with the hotel.

The Ringling Museum

The museum is located at 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, with a breathtaking view of Sarasota Bay. This venue offers unique views of art, culture, and the stunning waterfront. It includes many event spaces, including a large courtyard and an elegant ballroom. The largest art gallery courtyard can accommodate up to 125 guests and prices start at $20,000.

New York Wedding Venues

Mohonk Mountain House

Located at 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, this historic resort is surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest. Featuring a majestic Victorian castle with panoramic mountain views. Choose from lakeside, garden, and mountain views for your ceremony. Wedding packages range from $275 to $375 per person.

The Foundry

The address is 42-38 9th Street, Long Island City, with a history dating back to the 19th century. Offering an industrial chic atmosphere, a garden courtyard and conservatory, a stunning main space, plus rustic interiors. Accommodates up to 180 guests, with receptions starting at $14,000.

The Garrison

Estate at 2015 US-9, Garrison, with superb Hudson River views and Catskill Mountain views. The venue offers a modern ballroom, outdoor ceremony space, and golf course. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for $12,000.

Pennsylvania Wedding Venues

The Curtis Atrium

The historic building at 699 Walnut St, Philadelphia used to be the Curtis Publishing Company. It is now a building with a mix of residential, office, and retail space. It features a stunning atrium, marble columns, and a stunning rotunda. Space rentals start at $8,000.

The Cork Factory Hotel

This boutique hotel is located at 480 New Holland Ave 3000, Lancaster, a converted historic cork mill with exposed brick walls. Offering industrial charm and modern amenities. The venue has a ballroom, a terrace, and a 2,300-square-foot warehouse. Space is available for up to 200 guests, and wedding packages start at $7,000.

Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard

A stunning garden is located at 138 W Lancaster Ave Suite 130, Devon. The venue is decorated with elements such as reclaimed barn wood floors, raised holiday lights, and skylights to create a unique aesthetic. Of course, there is an essential gardening setting and open-air venue that can accommodate up to 140 guests. Prices for receptions start at $4,525.

West Virginia Wedding Venues

Stonewall Resort

The entire resort is nestled beside a tranquil lake at 940 Resort Drive Roanoke, a place of scenic beauty and rustic charm. Wedding venues are available on the lakeside lawn or in the courtyard, with an indoor grand hall and stone-walled ballroom. Spa services, golf courses, and entertainment can also be experienced with wedding packages ranging from $3,500 to $12,000.

The Greenbrier

A luxury resort located at 101 W Main St, White Sulphur Springs. With stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and breathtaking mountain views. The indoor venue has a dramatic chandelier and stage. The outdoor grounds feature expansive lawns and rustic cabins. Packages start at $10,000 and vary depending on the number of guests, season, and customization.

Sleepy Hollow Golf Club

The Club at 3780 Sleepy Hollow Dr, Hurricane. It is a private golf club for families. Featuring a scenic golf course, elegant ballroom, outdoor lawn ceremony venue, and picturesque countryside views. Wedding packages start at $3,500.

Virginia Wedding Venues


Historic Manor River Park at 1700 Hampton St, Richmond. Inside are gardens, botanical gardens, and native wildlife habitats. The scenic setting includes 100-year-old Italian gardens, European-style manor houses, pavilions, expansive lawns, and the Robbins Nature Center. Prices range from $3,500 to $6,100.

Inn At Willow Grove

This is a rustic accommodation located at 14079 Plantation Way, Orange. It is unusually peaceful and romantic, surrounded by ancient trees and beautiful gardens. One of the gardens, Boxwood, can accommodate up to 175 guests and offers idyllic views. A versatile barn is also available as a hospitality venue, with rates starting at $7,500.

The Tides Inn

Located at 480 King Carter Dr, Irvington, the entire hotel is situated on a beautiful body of water with views of the Chesapeake Bay. It is a waterfront resort. You can also come here to take part in fun activities such as tennis, golf, paddle boarding, biking, and kayaking. Weddings start at $3,100.

North Carolina Wedding Venues

The Bradford

Professional wedding venue located at 523 Pea Ridge Rd, New Hill. It resembles a European town building with charming gardens and rustic barns. It can accommodate up to 250 guests for a ceremony in the gardens. Wedding packages will vary depending on the time of year and are priced at $8,000 on Fridays and $9,800 on Saturdays.

The Merrimon-Wynne House

The mansion located at 500 N Blount St, Raleigh was built in 1876 and has been well maintained and is now a venue for various events. The building has a main floor full of Southern charm. Inside are original floors and mantelshelves, ornate chandeliers, and a wide porch. The outdoor area is also large enough to host ceremonies in the garden and can accommodate up to 250 guests. Prices for receptions start at $5,000.

Fearrington Village

It's an English-style country hotel located at 2000 Fearrington Village Center. Besides the quaint country setting there are dense gardens with water features. The largest venue is the barn, which offers spacious dining and dancing space and can accommodate up to 250 people guests. Prices for ceremonies start at $2500.

South Carolina Wedding Venues

Middleton Place

This National Historic Landmark is located at 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston. You can experience daily life on an 18th-century plantation and enjoy 65 acres of unobstructed views and private garden rooms. Also, enjoy the oldest landscaped gardens on the property. There are 7 ceremony venues, ranging from small weddings of 50 to 400 guests. Prices start at $5,000.

William Aiken House

The 1807 mansion is located at 456 King St, Charleston, a restored mansion that showcases Southern charm and architectural elegance. The yard features a magnolia tree that is over two hundred years old and an elegant terrace. It is also rated as one of South Carolina's premier wedding venues. The cost of a ceremony starts at $3,000.

The Cedar Room

Modern industrial event space at 701 E Bay St, Charleston. Featuring exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the cityscape. The indoor Cedar Room venue can accommodate up to 500 people for events, and the outdoor yard can seat up to 200. Events on Fridays or Sundays start at $3,500.

Vermont Wedding Venues

Inn at Mountain View Farm

The Inn at 3383 Darling Hill Rd, East Burke, has breathtaking mountaintop views. Enjoy mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and visits to animal farms, among many other activities. Venues can range from beautiful fields to cozy campfires. Weekend wedding packages start at $3,500.

Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home

The building at 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester is full of meaning. The Lincolns built Hildene as a summer home at the turn of the 20th century. Here you can look out over the Taconic Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. The outdoor venue can accommodate up to 200 people and wedding reception prices start at $8,000.
(Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home)

The Henry House

The historic house at 1338 Murphy Rd, North Bennington, built in 1769, is one of the oldest surviving houses in Vermont. Overlooks the authentic red-covered Henry Bridge. The site offers several vendors for you to consider. The large trees outside the house make for the best wedding photos. The venue needs to be contacted for a specific quote.

Massachusetts Wedding Venues

The Crane Estate

This is a Tudor Revival mansion located at 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich. It was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor Crane, Jr. with winding salt marshes, miles of barrier beaches, and a beautiful hilltop mansion. And of course the rolling lawns and gardens. There are three sites to choose from in all, with the beachfront site accommodating 200 to 500 people. Weekend weddings are priced at $6500.

Red Lion Inn

The Inn at 30 Main St, Stockbridge has a 250-year history. The entire Inn combines traditional New England hospitality with the amenities of a modern hotel. The largest Hitchcock room capacity is capacity 30-175 people. Venue rentals start at $4,000.

Liberty Hotel

A sophisticated hotel located at 215 Charles St, Boston. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from shopping, dining, Boston Parks, and more. The hotel offers a private secret garden that can accommodate up to 200 people outdoors and an indoor 3000-square-foot ballroom. Wedding venue rates start at $26,000 for up to 100 guests.

Connecticut Wedding Venues

The Lace Factory

This historic factory is located at 161 River St, Deep River, and offers a charming and rustic atmosphere for a wedding venue. It has wood floors, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the river. The Lace Factory offers event planning services, on-site catering, and a variety of rental options for weddings of all sizes. The Factory can accommodate up to 225 people and prices start at $5,000.

Eolia Mansion at Harkness State

The address is 275 Great Neck Rd, Waterford. Nestled on the shoreline of Waterford, Connecticut, this elegant mansion offers breathtaking views of Long Island Sound. It has manicured gardens, a stone terrace, and a beautiful ballroom. The price of $5,100 includes exclusive use of the mansion's first floor and south courtyard tent for 5 hours.

The Society Room of Hartford

This event venue is located at 31 Pratt St, Hartford, and the historic venue boasts magnificent architecture. It includes a marble staircase, beautifully frescoed ceilings, and crystal chandeliers. It provides a luxurious and timeless setting for weddings. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and prices start at 15,000.

New Hampshire Wedding Venues

Wentworth By The Sea Country Club

Country Club at 60 Wentworth Rd, Rye. This private club is near the shore and enjoys magnificent waterfront views and a romantic atmosphere. The hotel has manicured grounds and a historic clubhouse. It can accommodate up to 250 guests in this setting. Three options are available: lawn, clubhouse, and tent weddings. Reception prices start at $30,000.

The Preserve at Chocorua

This venue, located at 88 Philbrick Neighborhood Rd, Tamworth, is a rustic and secluded wedding venue nestled in the White Mountains. It offers scenic views, a charming barn, and plenty of outdoor space for the ceremony. Outdoor activities such as sleigh rides and hiking are also available. Approximate prices will start at $1000.

Bishop Farm

The Farmhouse, located at 33 Bishop Cutoff, Lisbon, is a historic and beautifully landscaped site in the White Mountains. It offers a restored 1876 farmhouse, a barn, and lush greenery. There is also a romantic bistro with a terrace to relax in. Accommodating up to 200 guests, prices start at $15,000.

Rhode Island Wedding Venues

The Chanler at Cliff Walk

A luxury hotel located at 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport. The Chanler offers luxurious accommodations and a grand mansion setting with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and access to their world-class restaurant. Specializing in weddings for up to 120 guests with access to their world-class restaurant. Site rentals start at $10,000.

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

Historic mansion on 33 acres located at 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol with breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. Large tents are available in the outdoor area, followed by sunset views. Accommodating up to 225 guests, weekend wedding rates start at $12,995.

The Dorrance

Situated in the heart of Providence, The Dorrance is a restored bank building with a sophisticated atmosphere and elegant decor. The most special feature is the long, luxurious bar, which can accommodate up to 200 guests throughout the venue. Venue rentals start at $7,500.

New Jersey Wedding Venues

The Ashford Estate

Located at 637 Province Line Rd, Allentown, this elegant property is nestled in a picturesque setting. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of beautifully preserved farmland, it features sparkling fountains, waterfalls, garden pavilions, expansive views, and of course, luxurious private suites. The wedding venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. Starting at $10,000.

Mallard Island Yacht Club

A club surrounded by water at 1450 NJ-72, Manahawkin. six more venues to choose from in the luxurious private island mansion. The center plaza boasts grand arches and ornate ceilings reminiscent of old-world glamour. The ballroom can accommodate up to 250 people, and prices for receptions start at $20,000.

Liberty House Restaurant & Events

This waterfront event venue is located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City. It features unparalleled views of the New York City skyline, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Landing Pier. The Grand Ballroom features a marble floor and floor-to-ceiling windows. The venue can accommodate up to 300 people and venue rental fees start at $8,000.

Delaware Wedding Venues

The Queen Wilmington

This dazzling venue is located at 500 N Market St, Wilmington is downtown. It is a historic music venue that offers a unique and eclectic atmosphere. The venue features a grand ballroom with a stage, state-of-the-art sound system, and elegant décor. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and wedding reception prices start from $3,000.

The Cordrey Center

The address is 30366 Cordrey Rd, Millsboro, and its restored barn and surrounding gardens provide a rustic and charming setting. The venue offers a range of services, including in-house catering, bar service, and event coordination. It has indoor and outdoor options and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Venue rental rates start at $3,500.

The Waterfall Catering and Special Events

With an address at 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, The Waterfall has a modern venue. Centered around a stunning indoor waterfall. The spacious ballroom features contemporary décor and customizable LED lighting systems. The venue can accommodate up to 500 guests. Prices for venue rentals start at $6,000.

Maryland Wedding Venues

Belvedere Hotel

Located at 1 East Chase Street and built-in 1902 as a historic landmark in Baltimore, The Belvedere showcases stunning architecture and classic charm. It offers a variety of event spaces, including a rooftop ballroom with panoramic views of the city. Inside, the décor is more vintage and ornate. Accommodating up to 500 guests, venue rentals start at $8,000.

Evergreen Museum & Library

This grand Gilded Age mansion is located at 4545 N Charles St, Baltimore. It is full of history with a house museum and research library. With beautiful gardens, this venue offers a mix of elegance and history. It's architectural details and scenic surroundings provide a unique backdrop. As well as a tour of the museum's collection. Accommodates up to 200 guests and starts at $6,000.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Located at 500 Marina Club Rd, Stevensville, this venue offers stunning waterfront views and an elegant ballroom. It also has an oceanfront ceremony venue and luxurious accommodations. There are four ballrooms in total, three indoor and one outdoor. Accommodations for up to 300 guests start at $10,000.

District of Columbia Wedding Venues

Larz Anderson House

Located at 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, the Anderson House, established in 1905, is a stunning Beaux-Arts mansion that offers a romantic and intimate setting for weddings. The venue features beautiful gardens, a grand staircase, and gorgeous rooms decorated with historic artwork. It can accommodate up to 200 guests and has access to the house's magnificent library. Prices start from $8,000.

The Hay-Adams

Located at 800 16th St NW, Washington, across from the White House, the hotel offers magnificent views of the iconic landmark. This venue has many event spaces, including a rooftop terrace from which the White House can be used as a photo backdrop. Wedding venues can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices start at $15,000.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Located at 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, this unique venue celebrates women artists and offers a distinctive setting for weddings. With its stunning architecture and world-class art collection, it provides an exquisite atmosphere for your special day. The venue offers a variety of event spaces, including an assembly hall and mezzanine level, and can accommodate up to 400 guests. However, the museum is temporarily closed for renovations.

Maine Wedding Venues

Hidden Pond

The resort's address is 354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, and is nestled in a secluded wooded area. Featuring elegant indoor and outdoor spaces. Surrounded by 60 acres of birch and balsam fir, it features two outdoor pools and a three-room treetop spa. It ensures an unforgettable wedding experience. Prices start from US$10,000.

Hardy Farm

The farm is located at 254 W Fryeburg Rd, Fryeburg. This rustic and chic site features a restored 18th-century farmhouse and a spacious barn with panoramic mountain views. Of course, there are also seasonal gardens and a woodland church. The most special feature is the provision of a cable car to reach the top of the mountain, which is also a popular backdrop for photos. It can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices start from $6,500.

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

The address is 20 Milk St, Portland, and is centrally located, offering a blend of classic elegance and modern amenities. With many event spaces, on-site catering, and a spa, it can accommodate intimate and large weddings. Accommodations range from 10 to 220 guests, with rates starting at $3,500.


"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." When Harry Met Sally
Finally, we've rounded up our recommendations for wedding venues in each of the remaining states. Choosing the perfect wedding venue is an important step in creating your dream wedding. It sets the tone for the entire celebration and provides the backdrop for your special day. No matter what style of wedding venue you prefer, there is a venue above that perfectly suits your style and preferences.
Last but not least, don't forget to check out Quictent's wedding tent. we offer quality wedding tents for your outdoor wedding, containing various types and sizes.
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2023.06.05 07:30 Aggressive_Pin5562 7 day itinerary to Halifax - any recommendations?

Day 1: Arrival in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Arrive in Halifax and check into your accommodation. Spend the day exploring the city. Visit the historic waterfront area, where you can find museums, shops, and restaurants. Don't miss attractions like the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and the picturesque Public Gardens.
Day 2: Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg
Take a day trip to Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village known for its iconic lighthouse and rugged coastal scenery. Afterward, head to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the colorful waterfront, visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and admire the well-preserved architecture.
Day 3: Cape Breton Island
Drive to Cape Breton Island and enter the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Take the scenic Cabot Trail, a renowned driving route, offering breathtaking views of the coastline and mountains. Stop at various viewpoints and go for short hikes to fully appreciate the beauty of the island.
Day 4: Baddeck and Fortress of Louisbourg
Visit the town of Baddeck, located on the shores of Bras d'Or Lake. Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, dedicated to the inventor of the telephone. In the afternoon, drive to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a meticulously reconstructed French fortress from the 18th century. Experience life as it was during the time of New France.
Day 5: Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks
Travel to New Brunswick and visit the Bay of Fundy, known for having the highest tides in the world. Explore Hopewell Rocks, where massive flowerpot-shaped rock formations are revealed and submerged with the changing tides. Take a walk on the ocean floor during low tide or enjoy a kayak adventure in the bay.
Day 6: Fundy National Park and Saint John
Spend the morning in Fundy National Park. Hike along the picturesque trails, visit waterfalls, and enjoy the park's natural beauty. In the afternoon, drive to Saint John and explore the historic downtown area. Don't miss the Reversing Falls, where the tidal flow causes the river to reverse its direction.
Day 7: Saint John River Valley and Departure
Take a scenic drive along the Saint John River Valley, known for its picturesque landscapes and charming communities. Stop at the Grand Falls Gorge, where the Saint John River plunges dramatically through a narrow gorge. Return to Halifax or your departure point to conclude your trip.
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2023.06.05 07:26 SiegfriedRosenberg 10 Fun Facts about the Union of the Golden Dawn / Ode to Joy: Revelation

The Union of the Golden Dawn, often simply called "Golden Dawn", "The Union", or "Arabia", is a nation that stretches from the Middle East to the western end of Africa. Founded by Azrael, a demigod and the only of his kind, the Golden Dawn defied the world, standing as the primary antagonist against the international community. All facts speak about the Union of the Golden Dawn as of 2055.

  1. Socialism: The Union embraces a libertarian form of socialism, heavily inspired by the works of Abdullah Öcalan. There is not a definite/official name of their ideology, though people refer to it as "Azraelism". Even though Azrael had little to do with the writing of the ideologies, other than giving a general idea.
  2. Democracy: Those who are knowledgeable about the political system of the Golden Dawn, would describe it as a military dictatorship. However, it may be the most liberal of its kind. There are elections and on a local level, they're almost entirely free. Much of the state's politics are controlled from the bottom up. Also the freedom of press and opinion is limited only by hatespeech laws.
  3. Military: The Armed Forces of the Golden Dawn are excessively large. Of course they have to be, for the nation is in a state of constant war. Be it against other countries, insurgents or terrorists, they have to be wary at all times. Their army counts around 3.000.000 servicemen, of which more than half are at active duty. In addition to this, it is said that there are around 12 million members of the People's Militia. A group serving as the Golden Dawn's police, but each of its members is granted with military-grade training and also counts as a reservist who could be mobilized when needed.
  4. Personality Cult: Azrael, the leader of the Golden Dawn, enjoys great popularity. He is revered as a god-like figure by many, as a hero and as messiah. Cults have established themselves in worship to him. However, there are no statues of him in the country, at least none commissioned by the government. Not a single media of state propaganda venerates him in particular.
  5. Religion: The majority of the Golden Dawn's population is in the confession of Islam. The state funds mosques to be built or maintained and Muslims around the world are guaranteed the right to visit Mecca during the Hajj. However, clerics have no political power in the country and due to the threat of Islamism, they are under supervision. Mosques that are underused or entirely abandoned, get turned into community centers or libraries, and the state does not promote religion. In addition to this, there is no call for prayer in cities other than Mecca and Medina.
  6. Capital: The Union of the Golden Dawn's capital is Cairo. The city was chosen due to it being particularly large. Azrael's residence is in the Aisha-Fahmy-Palace and the government of the Union repurposed the Egyptian parliament, albeit they plan to build a bigger building (A plan that has been in the waiting as it was expensive and there were more important issues). Until 2055, Cairo became one of the most clean cities on the world.
  7. Fear: Many enemies of the Golden Dawn, in particular the far-right, see Azrael as the Antichrist, or the Dajjal, or whatever such title. The Golden Dawn is thus seen as the "Empire of the Beast", or "Empire of Satan".
  8. Legions: The Golden Dawn divided its military into seven legions, each of varying size and importance. These legions are named after demons in Christian/Jewish mythology, an oddity in a majority Muslim country which however got accepted by the vast majority of people.
  9. Radical Warmongering: The Golden Dawn is a country of war. It was funded with the purpose to wage war against the world and this reflects on the country's foreign policy. While they do not see war as a first resort, it is also not the last for them. This is rooted in their revolutionary ideology, according to which the world must be freed before a communist society can be realized.
  10. Official Language: The Golden Dawn has no official language, though most official communication is done either in English or Arabic.
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2023.06.05 07:20 Kasid383rh3dwsubws If the APL Sells the grand final again, which city should it go to?

(After this three year deal for it to go to Sydney is up)
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2023.06.05 07:17 Ok_Professional5486 Things To Do In Los Angeles for First-Time Visitors

Things To Do In Los Angeles for First-Time Visitors
Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is a vibrant and diverse metropolis that offers a plethora of exciting activities and attractions for first-time visitors. From stunning beaches to iconic landmarks, here are some must-see things to do in Los Angeles.

1. Explore the Hollywood Walk of Fame:

Start your Los Angeles adventure by visiting the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a stroll along Hollywood Boulevard and search for the stars honoring your favorite actors, musicians, and entertainers.

2. Visit the Griffith Observatory:

Perched atop Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory offers breathtaking views of the city skyline and the stars above. Explore the fascinating exhibits on space and astronomy, and if you time your visit right, you can even gaze at the moon and planets through the telescopes.

3. Soak up the sun at Venice Beach:

Head to the iconic Venice Beach for a quintessential Los Angeles experience. Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalk, watch street performers, and marvel at the vibrant street art. Don't forget to relax on the sandy beach or rent a bike to cruise along the famous bike path.

4. Discover art at The Getty Center:

Art enthusiasts shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit The Getty Center, an architectural masterpiece that houses an impressive collection of European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. Enjoy the stunning gardens and panoramic views of the city while immersing yourself in artistic masterpieces.

5. Immerse yourself in movie magic at Universal Studios:

For a thrilling and immersive experience, visit Universal Studios Hollywood. Take a studio tour, explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and enjoy exciting rides and attractions inspired by blockbuster movies.

6. Experience the magic of Disneyland:

Just a short drive from Los Angeles, Disneyland is a must-visit for families and Disney fans. Step into the enchanting world of your favorite characters, enjoy thrilling rides, and watch spectacular parades and fireworks.

7. Indulge in retail therapy on Rodeo Drive:

For a taste of luxury, head to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Stroll along the glamorous street lined with high-end designer boutiques, and you might even spot a celebrity or two. Treat yourself to a shopping spree or simply enjoy the lavish atmosphere.

8. Explore the cultural wonders of Museum Row:

Visit Museum Row on Wilshire Boulevard, home to several renowned museums. Explore the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) with its vast collection spanning thousands of years, or delve into the fascinating exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum or the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.
These are just a few of the many incredible things to do in Los Angeles for first-time visitors. With its perfect blend of culture, entertainment, and natural beauty, Los Angeles promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting to come back for more. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the City of Angels!
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2023.06.05 07:12 Round_Shallot_2785 Journey into the Heart of the Jungle: Dooars Safari Expeditions!

Journey into the Heart of the Jungle: Dooars Safari Expeditions!

Paramita Resorts
If you're a nature enthusiast and crave thrilling adventures, then the Dooars region in India is a destination that should be at the top of your bucket list. Located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Dooars is a paradise for wildlife lovers, offering breath-taking jungle safari expeditions. Embark on a journey into the heart of the jungle, where every step reveals the wonders of nature. In this blog, we will guide you on how to reach Dooars, where to stay, popular sightseeing spots, and make the most of your incredible wildlife adventure.
How to Reach Dooars:
Dooars is well-connected to major cities and towns in West Bengal and neighbouring states. The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, which is approximately 80 kilometres away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a shared cab to reach your destination. The region is also accessible by train, with New Jalpaiguri being the closest major railway station. From there, you can opt for private taxis or shared jeeps to reach your desired location in Dooars.
Where to Stay in Dooars:
Dooars offers a variety of accommodation options that cater to different budgets and preferences. Whether you're looking for luxurious resorts or budget-friendly guesthouses, you'll find a suitable place to stay. Some popular options include Paramita Resort. Staying in these accommodations will not only provide comfort but also immerse you in the natural surroundings, allowing you to hear the sounds of the jungle and spot wildlife from your window.
Sightseeing and Jungle Safari:
Dooars is renowned for its rich biodiversity and offers several exciting sightseeing options. Here are some must-visit places and experiences:
Gorumara National Park:
Embark on a thrilling jungle safari in Gorumara National Park, home to elephants, Indian rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, and various bird species. Traverse through dense forests, grasslands, and riverine landscapes as you spot these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary:
Witness the iconic one-horned rhinoceros and Indian elephants at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Take an elephant safari or jeep safari to explore the sanctuary's diverse flora and fauna, including the Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, and rare bird species.
Buxa Tiger Reserve:
Located in the Buxa Hills, this reserve is a treasure trove for nature enthusiasts. Trek through the lush greenery and explore ancient ruins, dense forests, and picturesque landscapes. The reserve is also famous for its diverse avifauna, making it a bird watcher's paradise.
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary:
Nestled on the banks of the Murti River, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for wildlife lovers. Take a jeep safari through its dense forests, where you can spot elephants, Indian gaurs, leopards, and several bird species.
Visit the quaint village of Jayanti, located on the banks of the Jayanti River. Surrounded by hills and forests, this place offers mesmerizing views and is an ideal spot for nature walks and bird watching.
Make the Most of Your Adventure:
To make the most of your Dooars safari expedition, keep in mind a few essential travel tips. Carry appropriate clothing, including comfortable shoes, light cotton clothes, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Don't forget to pack essentials such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and a pair of binoculars to enhance your wildlife spotting experience. Additionally, it's advisable to book your safari permits and accommodations in advance to avoid any last-minute hassles.
Dooars is a hidden gem that offers a thrilling and immersive experience for nature enthusiasts. Journey into the heart of the jungle and explore the incredible wildlife of this region. From thrilling jungle safaris to serene landscapes, Dooars will leave you in awe of its natural beauty. So pack your bags, embark on this unforgettable adventure, and let the Dooars region mesmerize you with its breathtaking wonders.
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2023.06.05 07:06 ConstantOverhaul I started making a city, made some money and deleted everything. Now I'm going to rebuild it properly, I realized that with 150k I wasn't going to get too far, so I stopped the development on the beach zone to create a more centric area. [Las Palmeras Update 02]

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2023.06.05 07:03 TOkun92 Threat Level: Above Dragon vs Threat Level: Demigod

Threat Level: Demigod: A threat that can cause an apocalyptic event, but not an extinction level one. One that sets humanity back decades, even centuries, and may even cause human extinction in the aftermath.
We constantly hear about Boros being Above Dragon, or Dragon+, in terms of power. Many consider him a God level threat. However, instead of Above Dragon, I have a better name. Threat Level: Demigod.
Dragon is a threat that can halt the functions or even destroy multiple cities. God is a threat that can cause human extinction.
Demigod is a threat that, while unable to cause an extinction level event like a God level threat, CAN cause an apocalyptic one. They could cause humanity to become like the video game Fallout.
Boros, in the manga, says that his last attack would wipe away the planet’s surface. It’s safe to assume that some people would survive, meaning technically he wouldn’t be a God level threat. Metal Knight is probably hidden in a secure bunker somewhere, as well as several billionaires who are living it up, making believe they’re awesome doomsday survivalists.
Though, to be fair, he might’ve been strong enough to kill everyone on the planet if he hadn’t used so much energy fighting and getting hit so many times by Saitama.
Here’s a list of Monsters that could be classified as Threat Level: Demigod, or at the very least have the capability of becoming one. Not in an particular order.
1: Boros; He nearly blew up the planet’s surface in his fight with Saitama, who had to resort to a Serious Punch in order to counter it. Outright stated by the author to be Above Dragon. 2. Orochi: He caused volcanic eruptions by absorbing energy directly from the Earth, and was in control of the entire Monster Association. Outright confirmed by the author to be Above Dragon. 3. Sage Centipede: It’s size alone, capable of reaching outer space, means it could envelope multiple cities at once and merely move around, destroying cities in a matter of minutes. 4. Evil Ocean Water: Became the entire frickin’ ocean, which surrounded the entire super continent. Almost nothing could kill it, save for acid, and it would take a long time to find those eyes. 5. Black Sperm: Less so than the others, but still worth mentioning. Stated by the authors to be equal to, or even STRONGER, than Orochi in his Golden form, and he had a form that was roughly 25% stronger than that one (Platinum Sperm). However, he lacks special abilities like Orochi, with only extreme speed and strength. 6. Phoenix Man: If he resurrected enough times, he could conceivably become even a God level threat, at least according to Child Emperor. His superpowers also allows him absorb energy, and even resurrect dead creatures into zombies, including two Dragon level Monsters, which he can control. 7. Psykos: When fused with Orochi, and empowered by God, she was capable of launching a massive energy wave that slice off a large portion of the ocean. If she were facing the other way, she would’ve taken out several cities. And that was when the fight first started. 8. Feral Garou: Same as Black Sperm, since he lacks any special abilities. However, he did Platinum Sperm while sane, so Feral Garou has the strength for it. 9. God: Obviously. No need to explain it. Also, it counts as an extension of Garou: Cosmic Fear Mode. The only outright God Level Threat.
I’m not including Garou in any other forms since he was never a Monster in my eyes. Even Garou: Cosmic Fear Mode doesn’t meet the requirements, since it was God corrupting his mind. Honestly, I only consider Feral Garou, when he fought Bomb and Bang, as a Monster, since he actually fought to kill and lost his mind. The only reason he came back to his sense was due to Bang saving him. Everything else was just a simple mutation.
With all these Demigod Level Threats, they could actually be considered a God Level Threat as whole. Like how Goketsu’s Three Crowd were Tiger individually, but Demon as a trio.
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2023.06.05 06:28 shibesloveme Please critique my itinerary? Rio/Iguazu

Hello, we love beaches, good food, acais, pastries/desserts, coffee, good views, cocktails, beaches. Please offer suggests and other neighborhoods to check out!
Sunday 10am Centro Coffee @ Confeitaria Colombo or Casa Cavé desserts Real Gabinete Português de Leitura 📚 Cinelândia Square 11am Take bodinho to Santa Teresa (R$20) 12:20pm Santa Teresa Lunch at Café do Alto Parque das Ruinas Escadaria Selarón 4:30pm Estádio Nilton Santos (Botafogo vs Vasco)
Monday (Sugarloaf/Botafogo/Cosme Velho) 8am **Pão de Açúcar Able to hike up to Sugarloaf from Praia Vermelha (30 mins) Botafogo - whats good here? Flamengo **Tacacá do Norte (Northern legit acai) Cosme Velho (charming area) Largo do Boticário 5:30pm Sunset Mirante Dona Marta Back to Botafogo 8pm Dinner at Sult Bars: Colarinho or Cafofo *Nightlife Botafogo Bars at Voluntários da Patria street & around Arnaldo Quintela Street Voluntários is a bit more down to earth, while around Arnaldo Quintela there are some upscale places Option 2: Pedra do Sal Monday nights Option 3: Botafogo, Pedra do Sal, Arches, Lapa Samba at Beco do Rato, or "Rat Alley" Show on Fridays
Tuesday (Christ/Jardim/Parque Lage/Leblon) 8am Christ the Redeemer Jardim Botânico Lagoa Parque Lage Plage Café Floresta da Tijuca- Hike up to Christ 12:30pm Lunch at Restaurante Escama ✈️ 5:10pm Uber to GIG airport
Wednesday Iguazu Falls, Argentina (8am to 6pm) Breakfast at Jauense Confeitaria Highlights: pastel de carne, risole de palmito & coxinha de frango com catupiry Cross Brazil-Argentina Border 7:30am Take taxi to Foz do Iguacu city to Puerto Iguazú, Argentina Argentina Side 8:30am take Tram straight to Garganta del Diablo "Devil's Throats Walk to Cataratas Station to access circuits Lower circuit; panoramic view Upper Circuit Optional: Macuco Trail (3h) Dinner at Restaurante La Rueda or Aqva Restaurante Iguazú
Thursday Iguazu Falls, Brazil (9am to 5pm) 8am Iguazu Falls Parque Das Aves Marco das Três Fronteiras ✈️ 6:25pm- 8:20pm IGU-GIG ( ) 9:30pm Dinner in Copa?
Friday 10am Forte de Copacabana Café 18 do Forte Confeitaria Colombo Café do Forte Leblon Beach Postal 12 Mirante do Leblon Parque Natural Municipal Dois Irmãos (viewpoint) ***Pedra do Arpoador (amazing views!!) 3pm Vidigal Vidigal Walking Tour Meet at Sheraton Grand Rio, Leblon, ($30/3hours) Bar da Laje (bars with views) Views: Mirante do Arvrão (higher view) & Dois Irmãos hills Forte Duque de Caxias Copa Nightlife: Baixo Copacabana, a region around streets Bolivar, Domingos Ferreira and Barão de Ipanema.
Saturday Leme Forte Duque de Caxias Copacabana Lunch at Churrascaria Palace Praia da Barra da Tijuca- extremely clean and safe beach Praia da Joatinga ✈️ 6:40pm SDU-Home
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