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2023.06.10 19:05 Mindless_Study5832 My (25M) girlfriend (28F) is unbelievably bad at all forms of emotional support, and I don't know what to do.

Not sure how best to explain the situation, as it affects most relationships in my life, but I'll try and keep it relevant and precise. There is alot of history and context missing in the post, in the spirit of keeping it readable. Happy to answer any questions in the comments.
Over the last year or so, my social battery/patience/whatever you'd like to call it has plummeted rapidly. This has been accompanied by a generalised lack of interest in hobbies that used to bring me great joy, and an oppressive feeling of purposelessness. I'm aware that these are symptoms of depression, and have been trying to seek therapy for both this and what I suspect to be symptoms of an attention disorder of some nature. It is difficult to find therapists/psychiatrists in my country that are professional and effective, so I have not had much luck there.
Now, to the problem at hand. My girlfriend of a year is unable to offer any kind of emotional support when I'm having a bad spell. She tries, but her words either fall flat or somehow end up making me feel worse. I try to explain that I'm not in the sort of headspace where I can effectively communicate what exactly I need, and that what she's doing is not helping, but it devolves into an emotionally exhausting back and forth, with her thinking I'm attacking her and ultimately me being forced to put whatever it is I'm feeling to one side so that I can make her feel better. Obviously, not conducive to what was intended as an open discussion.
This then leads to me having to take long spells of space, because she is not okay with letting me be when I want to be alone, despite me having explained to her that she probably can't help. Naturally, she usually does not respect that I want to be alone, and loopholes/forces her way back in after a day or two.
Right now I'm on the second day of space and feel as drained and empty as before. I do not know what to do here. I understand that there may be a lack of understanding on her end because I went through a whole lot of parental trauma as a child, (and still do to this day) and she had a comparatively problem free upbringing, but I don't know how to make her understand or find a middle ground that prevents a buildup of resentment for me, and feelings of inadequacy for her. I know she means well, which is why the complete ineffectiveness throws me off. Any advice is appreciated.
TL;DR - I'm going through a rapidly worsening mental health crisis, and don't know what to do about my girlfriend actively making it worse despite being well intentioned.
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2023.06.10 19:04 storiesof-adreamer 25 [F4M] #Nashville/USA - Looking for my special subby boyfriend for a GFD long term relationship!

(If this post is still up, I'm still looking!)
Hey there. I really want to develop a female led/slight gentle femdom relationship with a special guy.
When a lot of men see the term "female led relationship," they think, "Oh, the woman will make all the decisions with no input on what I think/want."
Are there dynamics like that? I'm sure there is. Personally, I'm not looking to be "the boss" or "above" you in any way. I want us to be equal... but have you give up control to me in a few other ways. :)
What do I mean? Keep reading on!
You can call me Dreamer for now. (I'll tell you my real name once we get to know each other) Please do NOT call me Miss, Master, Dominatrix or Ma'am.
I'm 25 years old and an INFJ-T. I live in Nashville, Tennessee, USA (AKA Music City) and I'm on Central Standard Time. I'm a Black woman and I stand 5 feet, 7 inches tall. My eyes are brown and I wear glasses. I don't have any tattoos or piercings at the moment.
One thing I want to mention is that I'm plus size, AKA a bigger girl. I'm undergoing a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in two months to lose the excess weight I have in a sustainable and permanent way. I'm ready to regain my body and be healthy and confident again. I'd love to have you by my side throughout my journey!
As far as personality goes, I'd describe myself as empathetic and sweet. I like to help others as much as I can. In person, I tend to be rather shy at first. People tend to mistake that for weakness or gullibility. I'm anything but; my strength lies in introspection and quiet observation. I notice every nuance of a person's actions, words, body language, vibe... my intuition hasn't steered me wrong yet!
I won't go into detail on every single interest that I have but I'll talk about my biggest ones that you'll likely hear me mention the most.
I've been writing since I was six years old, but I started taking it seriously around 13 years old. All in all, it's been 19 years. As of right now, I primarily write Fanfiction but in the past, I've written short stories, poetry and I even tried to learn how to write screenplays at one point.
I wrote my first full-length book in 2018/2019. I started the sequel in early 2020, but I'm still working on it. I lost a LOT of inspiration during the pandemic but I'm finally writing for it again.
If you also enjoy writing, I'd love to "talk shop" with you and maybe we can exchange some of our past works.
Music has gotten me through a lot over the years. Yeah, yeah, I know everyone says that. But it truly has. It's shaped my life and introduced me to a lot of things and people that I probably never would've done or met otherwise.
There's no point in saying I like xyz genre because I've listened to pretty much everything. The only ones I truly hate are country and gangster rap. If you want specifics, though... I've been a HUGE twenty one pilots fan for 9 years. (I have more merch, stickers and other random shit than I care to admit to lmao) I also love other artists like Amber Run, Purity Ring, Phantogram, Daughter, Lorde, OneRepublic... plus tons more.
I've always had this dumb idea of a guy and I confessing to each other through playlists with songs that make us think fondly about each other...
God, I'm single.
I've been into photography for 10 years and I've had my DSLR for eight years. (It's definitely the camera version of 'Ol Reliable) I enjoy nature and portrait photography. I'd love to show you some of my work and get your thoughts on it.
TV genres I like: Animation (like Spongebob), comedy, drama, documentaries (disaster and crime ones are my favorites), true crime (like Forensic Files), old sitcoms (like Sanford and Son) and cooking and baking competitions/reality TV (like Kitchen Nightmares US and UK, Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef, The Great British Baking Show, etc)
Movie genres I like: Animation, drama, comedy, action, psychological thrillers and science fiction. I thoroughly loved The Greatest Showman so one could say I like musicals but it's the only one I've seen so not sure if that really counts. Comic book movies are pretty alright too, but I really haven't seen anything past the first Avengers movie lmaooooo.
I say this as unpretentiously as possible, but I haven't seen most popular TV shows or movies that your average person likes. I think the last "popular" thing I watched was that Jeffrey Dahmer series on Netflix. (mainly out of morbid curiosity because everyone was freaking out about it... and because I think Evan Peters is a cutie) I only saw a few episodes and then forgot to watch the rest of it, but it wasn't as horrific as everyone was saying. Maybe I've watched too much Forensic Files and I'm desensitized lmao.
✨️Video and computer games✨️
Video game genres I like: Adventure, action-adventure, RPGs & JRPGs, Strategy... basically anything that is relatively fun and not horror related.
Some of my all-time favorites: Kingdom Hearts II, Ratchet and Clank, Journey, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X.
As far as computer games, the only thing I play on a regular basis is The Sims 2 and The Sims 4. As a kid, I loved simulator and time-management games; some old favorites are the RCT series, Simcity: Rush Hour, the first four Diner Dash games, the Delicious series and Burger Shop 2 (which I still have on my computer actually lmao)
✨️Other random interests✨️
Art, traveling, people watching, researching random topics on Wikipedia and watching YouTube, especially channels with old shows and movies.
My last position was working nights at a psychiatric hospital. I'm looking for something new at the moment.
I'm officially a college student at 25. Yay! Feel free to ask me more about it, I'd love to talk.
I really love dogs and cats. I have three cats and they're little demons but I love them to death. I also love small animals like ferrets, bunnies and snakes!
My main love languages are words of affirmation, quality time and gift giving/receiving. To be honest, though, there's elements of each language that I enjoy or relate to in one way or another.
I don't smoke and I drink every so often. Otherwise, I'm vaccinated and DDF.
I'm looking for a guy between the ages of 23-33 years old. I might be willing to talk to someone within two years in either direction (so 21 min and 35 max) if you meet all my other preferences/wants. If you're younger than 21 or older than 35, though, please don't contact me.
Please be single and emotionally available. I won't interact with anyone already in a relationship or married (even if you're separated or in a "dead bedroom," you're STILL married) and I'm especially not interested in poly/ENM. I'm 100% monogamous.
Hair is super important to me! I prefer medium length to long hair, something I can stroke and play with a lot lmao.
I have a REALLY big soft spot for blue and/or doe eyes, but don't let that deter you. If you have kind eyes, I'll fall in love with them, no matter their color!
I tend to like softer facial features and even softer personalities. Are you super masculine in public but a total softie in private? Lovely! Are you less masculine but a little more feminine? Great! Are you androgynous or otherwise fall somewhere in between? I can dig it!
Key traits that I like in a guy include, but are not limited to: Being sweet, gentle, empathetic, considerate, an active listener, exceptional at communication and willing to go the extra mile for those that you love, be it family, friends, your partner, etc.
With that being said, it's important that you have time for me. I'm not expecting us to talk 24/7 but if you're always too busy to talk to me, this won't work. At some point, I'd like for us to also talk on the phone as our schedules permit, of course.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, please be from the USA/North America and willing to meet and get to know each other in person ASAP.
It's important to me that you're an active listener; what I mean is that you'll make an effort to listen to what I have to say and respond to it accordingly. If I tell you my thoughts on a matter or ask you a question or give you a compliment etc etc, please respond to it. It makes me feel so sad and small if I feel like my thoughts or opinions are not important/relevant.
I can tell pretty quickly if someone is genuinely interested in me or not. Like I said before, I notice everything lol.
I mentioned earlier how one of my love languages is words of affirmation. One of the ways I enjoy that is through compliments. I'm not looking for you to worship the ground I walk on, but being told "You look beautiful" or "When you do xyz, that makes me really happy" makes me feel SO seen and appreciated.
It's incredibly frustrating to send a picture of myself and get a lukewarm response in return. :(
Affection is also super important to me. Holding hands, hugging, kissing, cuddling, touching... all the cute couple shit. I want you to touch me, not in a pervy way, but in an affectionate way. I want to stroke your hair while I hold you close... little things like that make me incredibly happy.
Keep in mind, everything I want from you, I'll give to you in return. I'll always listen and acknowledge you, give you compliments, shower you in affection, plus whatever else makes you feel wanted and appreciated as a person and in a relationship.
I always want you to have a choice and be able to voice your opinion. I will never degrade or boss you around in general, but especially when it comes to your personal choices. I'm a switch that used to be a predominant sub and believe me, I've had doms tell me before, "I make the decision on what you wear, what to eat, who you hang out with, etc etc... because I'm your dom and what I say goes."
Some people may like that. More power to them. But I'm not like that. I want you to feel free to express yourself. If you want my opinion, I'll give it to you, of course. But my job is to build you up and support your decisions, no matter how small!
Again, I'm not looking for you to kiss my ass. I'd love for you to take the lead on most decisions (with my input, of course). But I want you to also have a "service" attitude; whether that's helping out with household chores or surprising me with a massage after work or giving me flowers "just because" or helping me paint my toenails lol... just to name some examples. The sky's the limit.
That extends to "the bedroom" as well. I want my pleasure to be just as important to you as yours is to me.
In short? I just want to feel doted on and taken care of. I want to be the most important person in your life and you be the most important person in my life. I want to make you feel special and praise you and tell you how much you mean to me. And I want the same in return. 💓
● "KINKS" ●
This is inevitably gonna come up at some point. I'll say when it comes to my "kinks" (if you want to call them that) I like:
Teasing, edging, telling you when you can cum and begging me for it (I believe it's called orgasm control/denial), moaning, praise, blindfolds, eye contact, body worshiping (you and me), breast worship, oral, fingering and using toys on you.
Been a little curious about pegging someone one day. We'd have to build up to it, of course, because I don't want to hurt you. If you're not into that, though, don't worry! It's definitely not a requirement.
Things I do NOT like (or hard limits) are:
Humiliation, degradation, anything that causes you or me physical, emotional and mental harm, blood, pee, scat, vomit, diapers, CNC, ageplay, raceplay, hitting, slapping, choking or anything else illegal, unethical or otherwise unloving.
If you read all of this, good job! Here's a cookie, hope you like chocolate chip. 🍪
Seriously, though, I can't name every little thing I want. Despite the length of this post, I'm not trying to play Build-A-Boy. I realize you have your own caveats and that's totally fine. Let's get to know each other and see what happens. All I ask for, again, is that you want a serious, longterm relationship and not view me as just some sort of "kink dispenser."
Chats or DMs are fine. When you send me a message, please include the following...
• Name or alias • Location • Age • Height, body type, hair cololength, eye color • Your interests/hobbies • Whether you're a sub or a switch • What you're looking for out of a relationship and something (or things) you really enjoyed about my post • A clear, SFW picture of yourself • Your current favorite song (so I know you actually read through all of this) • Whatever else you want to add to catch my attention. The more you can match my "detailed energy," the better.
I won't reply to those who ignore my preferences or the message requirements above. If you send me nudes/dick pics/sexting or FWB requests/rude messages, you will be blocked and reported.
Thank you so much for reading this, and I hope you have a good night!
(P.S. I don't use Snap, Kik, Telegram, WhatsApp and whatever else. I use Discord and I only give my cell number out to people that I'm comfy with.)
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2023.06.10 19:03 ThrowRA-sting-ray My (F/32) Boyfriend (m/27) of 5 years refuses to make any positive changes to help improve our life and relationship

TLDR: he says he hates his life, he won’t accept help.
The background:
My boyfriend (m, 27) and I (f,32) have been together for about 5 years. He has ADHD and anxiety. He made a career switch last fall and he got his realtors license. I supported him through that emotionally and financially.
As we were warned when he first started the process to become a realtor, it is taking him a long time to become established. He does have 3-4 clients he is working with on a regular basis, but no luck yet with sales.
While he was getting his license and studying for the test, he quit his old job that he hated so he would have less stress and more time to focus on studying. Probably due to his ADHD, getting his license took a lot longer than he planned. He did not have any income during that time (about 3 months). After he passed his licensing exam, I practically had to beg him to get a part time job so he would at least have some income and stop going into further credit card debt. I tried to help him brainstorm options that I thought he would like and would be flexible for working as a realtor. He resisted for a bit and then suddenly announced he had a job in a local hardware store. He hates the job. And I feel like he resented me for making him get a job. They only give him his schedule a week at a time, and he isn’t allowed to use his phone while on register to talk to his clients.
Also of note, he lost his parents health insurance after his 26th birthday and has not signed up for any health insurance because it was “too expensive.” He has stopped taking his prescribed ADHD medication because it was “too expensive.” Which it was ridiculously expensive, but we did start using coupons to help with cost.
During all this, he has gained a significant amount of weight. I did as well, over the last few years, but am actively working on it. He has trouble committing to any lifestyle change for longer than a couple weeks. He tells me he is proud of my weight loss, but always follows it with a degrading comment about his own body.
He frequently tells me that he “should just go jump off a bridge.” He hates that he is “fat” and “poor.”
One of my flaws is that I try to solve everyone’s problems. So when he complains, I try to offer solutions. I’ve suggested helping him with his diet. That he can workout with me. That he find a second part time job to supplement his income. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people complain about something without doing anything to change the problem. He embodies this pet peeve lately.
I just don’t know what to do. When things are good, we have fun. We both love travel. We have a dog together. We live together. We have a great friend group. But I am at my wits end. I don’t know what to do. I am very tempted to tell him we both need to go to therapy, or I’m done. But I am worried what he will do if I leave him. When I ask him if he thinks anti depressants might be a good idea, he always replies that they are too expensive. When I suggest trying to find a different PT job, he just says “they’re all the same.”
We moved in together during the pandemic. I worry that the pandemic covered up some of these issues and made it so we stayed together longer than we should have.
Hopefully this is specific enough, but basically my question is, is there anything else I can do? I don’t think I want to give up yet, but I also don’t want to continue like this forever.
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2023.06.10 19:02 GabrielleMonet I'm a licensed cosmetologist

Recently wubby talked about his experience at a Great Clips. I worked at a GC for almost 5 years, I'd be happy to say that the questions she was asking him were out of boredom 100% and trying to have an interesting conversation. Knowing the industry and work environment of a GC, you're under tremendous pressure to perform at an almost robotic level. Go by the same 5 steps, have the same conversation over and over again at least 30-40 times a day if your haircut times are within "standards" (10-14 minutes start to finish) each day would be pretty mundane for me at least, doing pretty much the same haircut over and over just slightly different and having people be so rude about the dumbest things. Also I have to say him tipping 100% was probably the best time shes gotten in a while. People usually go to GC to save money and they aren't willing to tip much or even at all. (If anyone has any questions about the industry/working at Great Clips let me know) Also I currently live in TX and if the San Diego crew ever needs a personal hairstylist/cosmetologist hit me up :) I'd be happy to do any cuts,colors whatever!
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2023.06.10 18:58 Skier-fem5 The Money Cure, dystopian adventure with romance

In 2035, a housing crisis forces ordinary people to live in illegal “underhousing,” run by petty criminals called the Candy Daddies and Mommies. Jemma, a graphic novelist, struggles to deflect a trickle from the great river of wealth into her own pocket. She wants to buy time for creative work and she longs to move out of her illegally parked van. Her job in a rejuvenation clinic for the ultra-wealthy is never going to solve her money problem. Jemma has an entrepreneurial idea that might save her, but it is not exactly legal and it requires help. Oz, a biologist, believes the roots of the housing crisis are systemic: in their competition with each other, the ultra-wealthy use any means necessary, from lobbying to crime, to acquire more assets. Each year they suck up a greater percentage of the national GDP.
Oz and a group of scientist friends pursue a radical solution, a scientific cure for the dread disease of billionaire-ism. They understand that there will be pushback from the authorities, against the systemic change they hope to initiate. But how extreme will the opposition be?
When Jemma and Oz meet, Jemma seeks individual liberation while Oz pursues societal change. However, they are alike in that each sees the other as a resource to exploit.
Then, they fall in love. That might change their behavior, but their plans are already in motion.
Milton Freedpuppy says, “This gets economics, finance, and housing all wrong!”
• TRIGGERS: mild sex, some violence during demonstrations
• I am sending out ARCs now
• The date you expect your ARC team to finish the reading and submit their reviews by: Expect to publish June 23, but finishing and reviews any time is fine with me.
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2023.06.10 18:57 sk_neptune45 Black mold found during inspection.

Hey guys and gals. Love the sub just hoped I wouldn't ever need to post. But here we are.
First off I am in MN, USA.
I have owned my home since 2015. During 2020 (june) I had a spinal surgery and during my time away from home (I stayed with my parents for assistance after the surgery) my down stairs toilet sprung a leak and left about 2 inches of standing water for quite a while.
I called a water clean up company and they came out and dried the place and removed the ruined carpeting and such.
I then made an insurance claim and they went about getting the company and setting the repairs up. The repairs were done and everything looked great.
Fast forward to this week and I am looking to sell and got my first offer. It was contingent on the inspection and I didn't believe there would be much of an issue.
I got the results back last night and there is black mold in behind the water heater. It is about 1.5 wide and from the baseboard to about 8 inches up the drywall.
Now the company should have cut 2.5 feet of the lower drywall on all lower level walls and replace to prevent this exact situation. But they neglected to pull out the water heater and replace the water ridden wall behind it.
Now, I know that i should have checked everywhere but with my back issues getting my body to contort to the way it would need for me to see that section of the wall just wasn't (and still isn't) possible for me to accomplish.
I am pretty sure that the offer will fall through and my real estate agent did say i would need to get that remedied before putting the house back on the market.
I am unable to reach my hoa insurance agent until Monday. And I kind of feel at a loss as what to do about this situation. I want to call the company who did the work but I am worried they could just claim the mold was from after their "repairs".
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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2023.06.10 18:56 starlight_bloom Hair loss

For the past four years, I have been grappling with a excessive hair loss which is a very distressing issue.
It all began unexpectedly during my teenage years, and since then, it has persisted relentlessly, causing me great concern and leaving me desperate for a solution. I have ruled out stress or nutritional deficiencies as the cause, as my doctors have not indicated any such underlying factors and I take all my vitamins. While I have tried using oils and biotin supplements, they only provide temporary relief. Whenever I take biotin, my hair does start to regrow, only to fall out again after a few weeks.
Do you have any tips or tricks that have worked for you? Given my ongoing struggle, I'm eager to seek any tips or advice that may have worked for others who have faced a similar predicament. I'm open to any suggestions at this point.
Also I've been wondering, could the shampoo I'm using be playing a role in all of this? Throughout the years I have changed my shampoos, but maybe the current one I am using is also unknowingly contributing to my hair loss?
Thank you in advance!
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2023.06.10 18:53 nellydav How do Iet myself fall in love with my GF. 20M &20 F

In college male 20 currently dating female 20 rn. So far the relationship has been great. we do have petty disagreements here and there but we always compromise and get through it. She started saying I love you way, I still don’t believe that she’s means it but based on her actions i’ll say that she does in fact love me. she has had a past of being slightly promiscuous about 20 sexual partners but she’s been fully open about it with me. Her past is one of the main reasons why I think i’m not able to fully commit and let myself actually fall in love with her. Right now I think i like her a lot but don’t love her. Am I overthinking about her past? How do I move forward?
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2023.06.10 18:52 Parapurp Do I need to stay in Chicago while searching for an apartment?

Hi there - I’ve been in the city looking for an apartment here for the past 3 weeks. I have struggled to choose an option because I would really prefer to start with a shorter term lease (around 6 months). I found a sublease a few weeks ago that I applied for, and it ended up completely falling through due to the current tenant themselves. Overall I realized that the idea of coming here and asking around for apartments that are available for immediate move in wasn’t great - either they’re very expensive or just haven’t been meeting my criteria. It’s been exhausting and expensive living in hotels/airbnbs. So I have booked a plane ticket to go back home (not close to Chicago at all) and continue the process online. The problem is, I just got in contact with a realtor who found some pretty great options within my budget. But judging from my experience, it’s probably gonna take another week or two at least for me to see these places, make a decision and apply, get approved, move in and set up utilities etc. So after doing this for almost a month and spending upwards of 2k in accommodation I really don’t want to extend my stay. I was going to ask the realtor to show me videos and view the places on my behalf. I just don’t know if this approach will be effective. So I’m wondering.. Did anyone here find their apartment completely remotely ? Any surprises when you moved in? Do you recommend viewing it in person before you commit to something?
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2023.06.10 18:51 Sanklo [WTS] Kizer, Kansept, Picaroon, Eikonic, QSP….something for everyone!

Happy Saturday Swappers! I’ve got a bunch of blades to move on to new homes…I’ll also give discounts for more than one purchase, as well as a bonus option at the bottom of the post. not looking for any trades
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-[WTS] Kansept Goblin w/ compass rose: In excellent condition, edge has been touched up and is screaming sharp. S35VN blade, no visible marks or scratches. Sells new for $144, asking $100. Video:
-[WTS] Kizer Mini Sheepdog button lock: Excellent condition, no visible marks or scratches, insanely fidget friendly, no button stick, solid lock up. Sells new for $78, asking $60 Video:
-[WTS] Kizer Mini Sheepdog black micarta: excellent condition, drop shut action, edge has been sharpened and is wicked sharp and clean. Sells new for $69, asking $50 Video:
-[SOLD] Kizer Sparrow: Excellent condition, no marks or scratches, really fun knife, great action. I took the clip off, but it’ll be back on before i ship it off. Sells new for $71, asking $55 SOLD Video:
-[WTS] Picaroon Tools Mutineer G10: great condition, 20° per side edge, excellent action, no scratches or marks. Sells new for $130, asking $90 Video:
-[WTS] Eikonic Chaves model: in like new condition with a crisp 20° per side edge, incredible action, very fidget friendly. Sells new for $89, asking $70 Video:
-[WTS] QSP Mini Penguin blue carbon fiber: excellent condition, great action, perfect fifth pocket carry, no scratches or dings. Sells new for $56, asking $45 Video:
SOLD- Civivi Badlands Vagabond LNIB added to any other purchase for only $15 Video:
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2023.06.10 18:37 Lt91d Anyone else watching Where Dreams Begin / The Youth Memories?

I've been following the drama as it aires and honestly, I'm glad it's not political how many people said it would be, its a great drama, well written, realistic characters, well paced and not too slow and starts picking up real quick.
Although as a fan of Xiao zhan and Li qin ( my reasons to actually start the drama ) along with them all of the cast gave a great performance and I'm currently emotionally invested in it.
For people who are thinking of watching it as a romance drama imma have to disappoint you but the drama is basically written on the lives of these "friends" and how life takes it turns for good and bad for each of them, the romance between the two leads hasn't yet started as of episode 22 but maybe in 2 more episodes we will start seeing the leads finally falling? for each other? so yeah basically don't go in it for the romance watch it for the stories of these characters.
This drama has me currently invested in it emotionally and well xiao zhan's character and his acting really has done it for me again.
Also ending this with a congratulatory wishes to the team for breaking the heat value on tencent. ✨
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2023.06.10 18:37 Junepero 104th hunger games story’s of panem day 3 and 4 victor crowning

Day 3 Suprisingly most of the tributes awoke rather early as game maker laurier announcement sounded in seconds. He stated that a feast would be held at the cronocupia with a twist that mutts would be chasing them there. Clemot and Midge were near by the cornucopia they took the short walk toward the cornocpuia but as they then held there weapons waiting for the new weapons to arise a loud boom occured. Cllemot swore as he threw him self down as 2 cannons sounded. Midge quickly got up and thew a knife near by Clemot. As the tension in Goldtstein square grew to a quiet holt with people yelling for clemot to dodge. As he did just that Midge got his knife stuck on the cornocpuia wall. Clemot grinned then slit midge’s arm and achiles tendent. He then said in a rather menacing voice “Im very close to victory betrayal doesnt sound good now does it.” Midge sighed as he then lost consciousness his cannon sounded. Clemot then remained near by the cornocpuia watching the feast continue from morning to the afternoon. 3 more tributes had been slain by Coloumbia from 6. As the feast came to an end the cornocupia table slumped back down into the ground. The next 8 hours were rather uneventful besides the tribute count dwindling down to 4. But before Clemot had went to bed a sponsor gift was sent down Clemot then quickly opened it being in much joy seeing a battery explosive and a pocket knife scattered by small bits of food with a note saying. “My Job has been very kind to me latley remember what you came here for mr boom boom “ from L Clemot grinned thanking Linet and the capital as he then set up the near by explosive by a near by castle wall. Then drifting back to sleep as horn of plenty played featuring the fallen tributes. Both from 2 midge 4 both tributes from 7 and Marco from 14. Leaving the last 4 tributes Clemot from 5 Columbia from 6 Juliso from 9 and Olivia from 14. Day 4 Game maker Laurier announced to the tributes that 5 minutes or there trakers would denoate. Clemot was already at the cornocpuia so he had remained hidden. As many owls and eels chassed the tributes up only Olivia from 14 didnt make it back in time having the owls catch with her pecking her until her cannon then sounded. Once all 3 tributes were at the cornocupuia game maker Laurier then announed the wonder plan. He then added many historical mutts from many past games would be used as a temple escape in many later starting in this years games. After his announcement a plethora of animal and air mutts screamed in many tributes panicked. Juliso foot had been infected and mangaed to fell pray to Columbia as she then chased falling the into the first historical mutt the poisonous snakes from Lucy Grays ames victor of the 10 hunger games. But before Columbia could even act Clemot then quickly pressed the button sounding a ginormous boom to occur as Columbia was thrown back as the final cannon sounded. As much of the mutts retreated game maker Whimsiwick announced that Clemot Cornelious of district 5 was crowned the victor of the 104th hunger games. He then curtsed as the hovercraft brought him out of the arena back to the accommodation towers. Aftermath He then was given a heroes hug by his mentor Gravito and lInet even there stylist Ashely King. Ashley was over joyed knowing that her of being head stylist she was the stylist of a victor. After a brief health check by many of the doctors within Goldtein hosptial declared that Clemot was in great health as he then was preped for his victors interview. He then was adorned in a stylist suit with many geyser like patterns and holographic but not harmful bombs. Camelia was adorned in stylish Gray and white dress. After the usual victors questuions she then asked what he would to with his later life. Clemot replied with what ever really made him happy. Camelia smiled and nodded congratulating him again with his victory. Afterword he was dismissed from the stage as Head game makers Laurier and Whimswick were brought to the stage. As they were brought in Camelia imedtialy asked about the “Wonder plan.” Game maker Laurier imedtialy blushed telling her to wait for now. After a short awww from the citizens watching the interview Camelia shrugged then started pressing both boys about the next years games. As usual they had only gave a few hints but not many. At the end of the interview Camelia took both boys hands and bowed doing her usual outro. After clemots victory he returned home to district 5 finishing his studies. After a few years of hard work he graduated then after graduating he then moved to the captial permanently with his boyfriend and sister. He then later married his boyfriend 2 years after moving to the capital adopting two capital newborns naming them Areulio and Scarlet. It is also known that Clemot had studied to becoming a exlpsoive frosencic detective. Solving many murder cases with many famous and cheif peace keepers such as a few of his close captial friend cheif peace keepers Barronta and Balrona. Clemot was known to be a rather tough mentor but he had always hinted that if they lived through the games they would thank him. He mentored the district 5 tributes till he was replaced later within following years. Clemot died at the age of 78 due to a heart attack. Editors note I am very happy to state that this one of my finished tales. I hope you guys enjoyed it a few things i would to say before I go. I am going to rewrite file 103 and file 102 before i reach file 180. But before now I will say that more hunger games content are on there ways, Question of the day which tribute would you save from the hunger games for me it would be Junipero from the 85th games he deserved much better. And now I am on my way to prep for are first quinquenal quell so I will see you all in a few days to a week so I can get the creative juices flowing. Hope you all have a great day and as we always say Panem today Panem tomorrow Panem forever.
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2023.06.10 18:33 DangerousAd7359 (Spoilers Main) Siblings Tropes in the Great Houses of ASOIAF

This essay intended to discuss the siblings tropes that are present in ASOIAF within the context of the Great Houses in the settings. These are the tropes that will be discussed in this post:
  1. Three Brothers
  2. Two Sisters
  3. Only Daughter Surrounded by Brothers
  4. Only Son Surrounded by Sisters
  5. First Son Rocks, Only Son Sucks
1. Three Brothers
This is the most popular siblings trope in ASOIAF. Many Houses, especially the Great Houses, have two or three, or sometimes more, sons and each of them have characteristics which match their birth order.
First son is normally the heir & the center of world, second son is overshadowed because unlike his elder brother he is not the heir & unlike his younger brothers who are free to explore, he is expected to stay with the family & be the spare since in case the first son dies he might need to become the new heir or be a regent to his elder brother's young child. Because of this many of the second sons in the story get SSS (Second Son Syndrome or Sullen Spare Syndrome) and lead a quite depressed life. Third son & other subsequent sons usually become more carefree and have higher probability of seeking employment outside the family, like Benjen in NW or Loras in KG. It is quite interesting to note that when Blackfish, a second son, has a falling out with his older brother and has to leave the family, instead of seeking employment elsewhere like what third and younger sons normally do, he choose to serve in his niece household, which show the family loyalty embodied by most second sons in the story.
For Dorne, because of the equal gender inheritance rule, the word "son" above should be substituted with "child". For example, Oberyn should be viewed more as a third child instead of second son & Quentyn should be viewed as second child instead of first son. Notice how Oberyn displays many of stereotypical "third son" attributes while Quentyn is more of a stereotypical "second son".
This trope even could be seen in the current generation Starks even though the kids are still very young. Robb is the jock of the house and we could see his central position within the family and how peripheral members of the household like Theon & Jon compete to be his best friend; OTOH Bran shows early sign of recognizing his fate of having to live under the shadow of Ned and Robb for the rest of his life; Rickon being given freedom to act like he do since he is the baby of the house.
I notice that GRRM could be a little bit deterministic in this. The attributes stay with the characters even if the circumstance has completely changed. Ned & Stannis are still suffering from SSS despite being the lords in their own rights for a decade & half. Renly who is also a lord in his own right is still an irresponsible third son. Benjen is still a carefree third son & decides to join the Night Watch before waiting for Robb to become older. If something happened to Ned this will leave his foreign wife alone holding the regency.
There are some situations where GRRM departs from these characterizations, normally when things like disability is involved. For example, Tyrion's dwarfness and Viserys's madness make them behave unlike stereotypical second sons. Willas' disability mean the role of House Tyrell's chief warrior has to go to Garlan so Willas is more of "nice guy" type of person and House Tyrell lacks the "Alpha Male" character which is typically played by the oldest son (Mace is not first son, he is an only son - more on that later).
One other notable anomaly is Euron. Normally in fantasies the second son is often being portrayed as evil brother or evil uncle who want to usurp their brother or nephew's birthright. GRRM normally subvert this pretty hard and second sons in ASOIAF are often the most loyal to their family and to their head of the house .Euron is probably the only second son in the story which is shown to be disloyal to his family and actively harming them, fitting the stereotype of evil brotheuncle which is prevalent among second sons outside ASOIAF. This is probably because he is not a normal human being by that point and a former disciple of three eyed crow. An alternative explanation is that he is initially not written as second son (indeed, Victarion is more fitting of the stereotype of ASOIAF's second son). But some of his deeds, like molesting and bullying Victarion and Aeron, could only be possible if he is older than them, thus his birth order is moved upward.
2. Two Sisters
This trope involves a pair of daughters where the younger one feel overshadowed by the older one. See Catelyn & Lysa, Sansa & Arya. This trope is relatively uncommon compared to other tropes in this list but it has outsized influence to the story. After all, Sansa and Arya are two of the main characters and the dynamic between Tully sisters play a huge role in influencing the story.
3. Only Daughter Surrounded by Brothers
Second most popular sibling trope in ASOIAF after the Three Brothers. In the story we often see families with a lot of sons but only one daughter. These daughters are typically described as among the foremost beauties of the land. Think Cersei, Lyanna and Margaery. While there is probably some truth of them being the prettiest and all that, I suspect at least some of their reputation comes from the fact that they have no sisters to compete with. For example, Lyanna and Arya are often described as being alike but Lyanna, who has no sister to compete with, is thought of as a great beauty while Arya who live under Sansa's shadow is thought of as unattractive.
4. Only Son Surrounded by Sisters
The opposite of the above trope. Normally this kind of men is described as jokes and incompetents in the story. Edmure is one example. Mace is another. In the latter's case this is even more egregious, since unlike Edmure, House Tyrell actually prospered under his rule, but people still think of him as a joke and would rather credit the rise of the family on Oleanna.
5. First Sons Rock and Only Sons Suck
Because of the primogeniture system adopted by most families in the settings, most heads of great houses are either first sons or only sons. The story however treats them very differently. Head of great houses who are first sons are often portrayed as Alpha Males and respected. This is not necessarily because they are competent. Robert and Balon are obviously not paragon of great rulers. But they are shown as manly men, men who are in control and are taken seriously. In contrast I already elaborated above how Edmure and Mace are treated as jokes. Let's discuss another example of an only son, Aerys.
While an only son with many sisters is often treated like jokes, an only son with not that many sister on the other hand is often treated as unremarkable and unnoteworthy.
The first half of Aerys' reign is obviously overshadowed by Tywin. Despite the realm prospered under his rule, people would rather credit Tywin (who is also a first son and an Alpha Male) for the good time. Ironically, Aerys only comes to his own, being taken seriously and being feared once he becomes the Mad King and starts behaving erratically. By that point he is again overshadowed, this time by his own first son, Rhaegar, who people now believe would make a better alternative as king.
Unlike most other first sons in the story, Rhaegar is probably not a stereotypically masculine figure, being closer to what modern people would call metrosexual man. Nevertheless he still play the Alpha Male role in the story and has his own full house of worshipers. Ironically, Aerys and Rhaegar's reputations are actually the reverse of what they actually accomplished at the same point of their life. At Rhaegar's age, Aerys has already fought in war, knighted and ruled a few years as a competent king, but he was comparatively unnoteworthy and overshadowed. On the other hand, Rhaegar at the same point of his life, has not being knighted, has not been fighting in war before the Robert's Rebellion and has no special accomplishment as heir of the throne or as ruler of Dragonstone, yet he has die hard fans who worship the ground he walks.
In fact, Rhaegar himself is an interesting case study of the difference between first son and only son. He was de facto only child for a while since other children of Aerys and Rhaella keep dying in infancy. During this period he was a nerd preferring the company of books and libraries. But after Viserys was born and survived infancy, Rhaegar's personality underwent 180 degree change and suddenly he wanted to be a knight because of some prophecy he read about.

That's all. All are welcome to comment!

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2023.06.10 18:32 moderngamer Trying to find old HBO short

I have been trying to find a clip of an old short that was HBO in the early/mid 80s of a boy falling asleep and dreaming of his house floating away in flood and traveling the world. It was maybe a 5 minute cartoon and I can’t seen to find it anywhere and without a name it’s pretty much impossible. If you guys can help I would be very thankful and if this is the wrong place to ask for these things and the post is deleted I completely understand.
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2023.06.10 18:28 TRIPPYTriangles09 [WTS] Custom Laser Engraving Wallets! You choose the pattern
Hey everyone.
I usually hang out over on knife_swap where I have 169+ flair. Hopefully that helps give some confidence purchasing from me.
I’m here selling some clone ridge wallets with custom laser engravings.
1 side is $27
2 sides $30 (option for all of back or below the clip)
2 sides + clip = $32
Shown is what I currently have for colors.
In transit I also have army green. Forest green and blue if you want to call one of those.
I’m open to pretty much any design or picture you’d like. There may be an instance where I will tell you it won’t work well but for the most part it’s pretty capable.
Also can deep laser engrave to give it some tactile feedback for each marking.
Unfortunately, these will not fit a OG ridge. 1 screw hole is about a mm off.
Please check the links below for some examples.
Have to do some more today. So will add links as I go.
Laser Job 1
Deep Engraving on 2nd pass
Sample 3
sample 4
knife scales
Design Example that I’ll send prior to lasering
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2023.06.10 18:26 AdditionalPair8 Cartoon Idea: X-Men: The Next Mutation

Note: This is gonna be a very long post, so brace yourselves
As most of you know by now, X-Men '97 will be coming out on Disney Plus this Fall.
This series will be a pretty big deal since it'll mark the X-Men's very first major animated appearance in over a decade!
During the 2010s, due to the rising success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 20th Century Fox still owning the FILM rights to the X-Men, and Ike "Fuck You" Perlmutter, Marvel basically resorted to pretending the X-Men didn't even exist, removing them from potential media they would be allowed to appear in.
Cartoons, merchandising, and perhaps one of the most egregious, video games.....
Chances are most of you are familiar with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
And you're probably all aware that one of the biggest criticisms towards that game was the vetoing of any X-Men representation.
And not helping was the frankly idiotic responses given to this valid criticism.
Which, let's be real, the people from Capcom only really said half of that shit since they were most likely being held at gunpoint by an executive from Marvel, who in turn was being held at gunpoint by Perlmutter.
And after the game's release, people from Capcom came out to say how much the production of the game was absolute nightmare due to Marvel's bullshit.
And with that being said, the license for MvC will mostly likely never be renewed since after all the bullshit Marvel pulled on them, Capcom wouldn't want to work with them ever again.
But enough about that....
While it is great that the X-Men are finally returning to television after spending nearly 15 years without a major animated appearance, it is a little disappointing that it's being done through a revival of an already existing series.
I'm guessing that Marvel decided to have the X-Men's grand return to animation to be something a little familiar, so when it's time for a new X-Men cartoon that's a bit different from before, it wouldn't be too overwhelming for some.
But when that time does come, I have what I think would a cool idea for a new X-Men cartoon.
The cartoon would be titled X-Men: The Next Mutation!
Essentially the main draw of this series would be turning the characters of the Marvel Universe into powerful badasses right out of a shonen manga/anime.
And I figured the X-Men would be the perfect characters to explore that concept with.
Becuase the reason they're more powerful in this universe, apart from years of rigorous physical training, are secondary mutations.
Yeah in the universe of this series, secondary mutations are much more common among mutants, often happening early adulthood.
Tertiary mutations also exist, but they're pretty rare.
As for the X-Men themselves, the series would feature the biggest roster by far.
It would consist of Cyclops, Psyche (Jean Grey), Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Shadowcat, Lockheed, Rogue, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Angel, Thunderbird, Beast, Sunfire, Banshee, Dazzler, The Diamond Queen (Emma Frost), Gambit and Psylocke.
There are some notable changes with some of the members of the team.
-Angel will be female by the name of Wren Worthington
-Nightcrawler's last name will be changed from Wagner to Darkhölme, since in this universe, he's the biological son of Mystique and Destiny
(Bonus points for anyone who gets that reference)
-Nightcrawler and Rogue grew up together
-Sunfire and Psylocke's back-stories are much different than they were in the original comics. Sunfire, who while still Japanese, spent most of his life in San Fransokyo, being raised by the Silver Samurai, who in this universe is his uncle rather than his cousin. Sunfire was also a member of the Hand until he met the X-Men and saw the error of his ways. As for Psylocke, she was a Japanese baby raised by the Braddocks, who in this universe are a family of English adventurers. You're probably wondering why I changed their back-stories. In the case of Sunfire, I felt like his original backstory is pretty problematic, at least in my opinion. I mean, it literally had to do with the bombing of Hiroshima. And when you take into consideration that he was created back in the late 1960s, you can't help but go a bit "yeesh" about it. As for Psylocke, I'm sure most of you are familiar with the whole body-swapping mess. Yeah....that shit has been banished to the Shadow Realm. I felt like this new backstory I came with would be a perfect way to still keep the appearance that most people associate with, while still keeping her British.
-I'm still debating on this one, but either Colossus or Gambit will be gender-swapped as well. Essentially, it would be either a female Colossus and a still-male Gambit, or a still-male Colossus and a female Gambit. The reason for that I'm about to touch on next.
In terms of romantic relationships.....
-Cyclops, Jean and Wolverine will be in a polyamorous marriage
-Storm will be dating Thor
-Colossus and Shadowcat will be dating (with a much shorter age difference this time)
-Rogue and Gambit will be sort-of dating
-Iceman will be dating The Human Torch
-Nightcrawler and Angel will be dating
-Beast and Emma will be dating.
-Dazzler and Sunfire will be dating
-Banshee will have a thing for Moria MacTaggert
So yeah, if you considered that possible gender-swap between Gambit and Colossus....that would put Shadowcat and Rogue in LGBT relationships.
Though in all honesty, I'm leaning more towards keeping Gambit male and making Colossus a female.
Since I think it would be nice for Shadowcat to finally be in a relationship with another female for once.
Although I haven't seen too many people mention it, it is pretty strange how despite being canonically bisexual, Shadowcat is still being restricted to male love interests.
I've heard something that it has to do with writer bias, since a lot of them had crushes on her back in the day.
It does seem like they're now gonna change it since she does seem to have thing for Rasputin IV.
Apart from the team themselves, what about their standing in the world?
Well, this might be a bit controversial, but in this universe, the X-Men have finally achieved their original dream of a world where mutants and humans peacefully co-exist with each other.
Since in this universe, the human race are actually decently intelligent.
Along with that, they've come to see the X-Men as what they truly are....heroes, due to the various good deeds they've done over the years.
And because of the deeds of the X-Men, humans have began to change their perspective on mutants overall.
And while there are still humans who hate the mutants, they're more of a minority now.
But despite achieving their dream, the X-Men still persist as heroes....simply because they want to.
Yeah, the heroes in this universe will be actual heroes, people who go out of their way to help those in need.
But you're probably wondering, if the X-Men finally achieved their dream, what kind of conflict would they deal with now?
Well, simple.....
This series would have 4 seasons, with each one focusing on a different antagonist.
The first season will be the Return Season.
The main antagonists will be the Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy (consisting of Mystique, Destiny, Blob, Pyro, Avalanche, Unus the Untouchable, Lorelei, Sabertooth, Mastermind, Lady Mastermind, and Toad), who had spent the last 2-3 years in the Raft.
That was until they were broken out by Bolivar Trask and General Kincaid (from X-Men Legends).
Their reason for doing so was simple.....revenge.
With the rising acceptance of mutants as whole, plus their frankly heinous actions against them and humanity, Trask and Bolivar have become societal rejects.
They've been stripped of both of their positions by the government, and are now treated like shit by everyone.
This has made the duo's hatred for the X-Men even greater than ever before.
As a result of this, they decided to break the Brotherhood out of the Raft so they could work together to take out the X-Men once and for all and conquer the world.
Although both sides do hate each other, they do form an alliance due to their shared hatred for the X-Men.
Basically the classic the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
And since the Brotherhood have also gone through secondary mutations of their own, they're even more of a challenge for the X-Men than ever before.
The season will also feature other villains like The Juggernaut, Black Tom Cassidy, The Silver Samurai, Sauron, Arcade, and the entire island of Genosha.
Luckily, the X-Men will have plenty of allies to back them up.
These include Charles Xavier, obviously.
Duncan Mathews, who in this universe, is a pretty nice guy and a longtime ally of the X-Men, essentially being like their April O'Neil.
Moira MacTaggert, who's still a human.
Ka-Zar, Shanna the She-Devil, and Zabu.
Nick Fury, who has formed a partnership with the X-Men to promote human-mutant relations.
James Produstar and Theresa Cassidy, Thunderbird's little brother and Banshee's daughter, who are both little kids.
The Avengers and The Fantastic Four, who are actually close allies with the X-Men rather than rivals who try to rip each other's throats whenever they cross paths.
Plus, they have members of their respective teams dating each other.
And I know some of you are gonna ask this, but Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Franklin Richards will all still be mutants.
X-Factor (which consists of Forge, Havok, Polaris, Strong Guy, Chat, Longshot, and Multiple Man).
A bit more reluctantly, Deadpool.
And a new ally in the form of Nathaniel Essex, a world famous geneticist who has partnered up with S.H.I.E.L.D. and Xavier to study and learn more about the X-Men and the other superheroes of New York.
But undoubtedly the big bad of this season would be the one and only, Magneto!
There would be a storyline throughout this season involving the Brotherhood searching for the whereabouts of their leader, along with the pieces of his iconic helmet.
And given how powerful Magneto already is in the comics, imagine what he would be like this in new universe where everyone is a badass right out of Shonen Jump!
Also, I wanted to add this real quick, but Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be Magneto's grandchildren rather than his children.
I mean, the guy is over 90 years old....
Season 2 would be the Clone Season.
I'm pretty sure you all knew this already, but Dr. Essex would essentially be the main villain of this season, taking on his iconic identity as Mister Sinister.
Sinister's master plan is to create the perfect army of hybrids, made from the DNA of the X-Men and the other superheroes, which is the reason why he worked with them last season.
And he plans to use this army to conquer the world.
So this season will basically be like The Clone Saga, except not shit.
Apart from Sinister, this season would introduce to Marauders and various notable clones of the X-Men, like Madelyn Pryor, Archangel, and even X-23.
Season 3 will be the Apocalypse Season.
As you would expect, the main villain of this season will be none other than Apocalypse, with Mister Sinister serving as the secondary villain.
Apocalypse's plan is to use his Four Horsemen to conquer the world, rid of those he sees weak, and enslave those he deems strong.
This season will not only see the X-Men working with all of their allies, but also their enemies, in order to defeat Apocalypse.
This season would also see a redemption arc for Magneto and the Brotherhood, with them finally going from villains to heroes.
The season would also introduce us to X-Force, a team of time-traveling mutants consisting of Cable, Domino, Shatterstar, Rictor, Boom Boom, Theresa and James (now going by their Siryn and Warpath aliases), Rachel Summers, and the future children of the other X-Men.
Also, since Cyclops won't be hooking up with Madelyne, Cable will be the son of him, Jean and Wolverine, with Rachel being his biological younger sister.
I should mention this that this series would have a lot of influence from shonen manga/anime, with one of the biggest being Dragon Ball Z.
And this season would have one of the strongest influences from DBZ.
Just like Trunks, X-Force will be portrayed as a band of heroes from a dystopian future (that being the Age of Apocalypse), who traveled back in time to stop the source of said future.
The fourth and final season will be the Multiverse/Space Season
This season will be heavy emphasis on the extraterrestrial side of the X-Men.
This season will see the introduction of The Broods, The Flock, The Sh'iar, The Starjammers, Mojo, and Vulcan.
This season will also but a heavy emphasis on the Multiverse.
As this universe's X-Men will meet various iterations of themselves from across the ages.
From the 616, to the Ultimate, to the animated, to the movies.
The main MVP would have to be none other than Jean herself.
A huge plotline for this season is that would become the new host of the Phoenix Force, and is now learning how to use it, with the help of 616 iteration, who has learned to master the entity.
And this Jean really needs to if she's gonna be able to take on the season's main villain...herself.
Well technically it's a variant of her who also became the host of the Phoenix, but was overwhelmed by its power and became evil.
And thus, Dark Phoenix was born...
Many of the multiversal variants of the X-Men and the Marvel characters already knew of Dark Phoenix before the events of the series.....and I'll be honest, they're all scared shitless of her.
And why won't they?
She's an all-powerful being with enough strength to destroy entire planets!
And although they've tried their best to avoid her, they can't anymore when she forces the entire multiverse to fight in a tournament that will decide their fate, and against villainous variants of themselves, all of whom are powerful in their own right.
From Maestro, to The Maker.
And final event is a battle against her and the multiverse's strongest fighters.
If the heroes win, Dark Phoenix will leave the multiverse alone forever.
But if they lose, she'll basically destroy everything and everyone.
Before we wrap up, I do want to talk about the art-style and the animation.
The art-style would be done by Boris Grovez, aka ArtFrenzyBoris, who has a really cool art-style I vibe with.
Not only does it look like something right out of a comic book, but also this sense of expressiveness and a cartoony nature not typically found in most comic books or superhero cartoons.
If you want to check it out, here's a link to his DeviantArt page below.
As for the animation, it would be done by Flying Bark Studios.
The animation studio behind Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Monkie Kid, and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.
When considering that this series would be heavily inspired by shonen manga/anime, you can't tell me that this wouldn't be the best studio to possibly animated this show.
I mean, have you seen their animation?!
Voice Cast:
.Scott Porter as Cyclops
.Jennifer Hale as Psyche
.Steve Blum as Wolverine
.Danielle Nicolet as Storm
.Chris Cox as Colossus (Male)
.Vanessa Marshall as Colossus (Female)
.Danielle Judovits as Shadowcat
.Dee Bradley Baker as Lockheed
.Melissa Disney as Rogue
.Zachary Gordon as Iceman
.Liam O'Brien as Nightcrawler
.Grey Griffin as Angel and Psylocke
.Johnathan Joss as Thunderbird
.Fred Tatasciore as Beast
.Steven Yuen as Sunfire
.Quinton Flynn as Banshee
.Cristina Valenzuela as Dazzler
.Kari Wahlgren as The Diamond Queen and Gambit (female)
.Troy Baker as Gambit (Male)
.Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier
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2023.06.10 18:24 Antique-Crow-3766 My old store manager lol I don’t understand why the higher ups warn the manager instead of seeing the store under normal conditions.

My old store manager lol I don’t understand why the higher ups warn the manager instead of seeing the store under normal conditions.
This is why the higher ups think everything is great and we don’t need more help and hours, because before a walk everyone goes crazy pretending that the store isn’t falling apart, filthy and terrible.
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2023.06.10 18:22 I_am_Fang_Yuan_ fellow cultivators, I have finally broken through to the "One with Dao" stage after talking to a beggar passing by, I hope this realisation might fellow cultivators break through their bottleneck.

so I was passing by and met a beggar wise man eating some food given and I just asked him
"Oh wise man, how do I understand the Dao?"
the wise man points to a nearby big tree and says
"do you see these trees?"
"Do you see how their leaves grow? each a unique divine gift yet all contribute to the whole?"
"yes wise teacher"
"it is time for you to become a tree and bear your leafs"
Immediately, I was enlightened felt a surge and explosion in my understanding coming up, bubbling and about to burst
I look back and I find the wise man had disappeared, despite being one of the strongest being in the world, I couldn't sense him
I go in seclusion
if you have ventured in forests, you would observe that all plants, trees and vegetation reach towards the Sky
indeed they bend and twist and form themselves so they can get as much sunlight, or this is how mortals see them
it is the desire of Life to reach towards the Heavens, to pursue the Beyond, to pursue Eternal Light
Virtue is inherent in existence
the Dao creates beings but does not rule over them, it creates All and offers freedom to All to pursue their own Destinies
Heaven and Earth have no preferences, a Man might choose one over another
but to Heaven and Earth, they are all the same
the high, the low, the great, the small, all are given light, all are offered a place to rest
The Sage is like Heaven and Earth, to him none are especially dear nor is there anyone he disfavors, he gives and gives without condition, offering his treasures to everyone
Endlessly creating, endlessly pulsating, the spirit of the valley never dies, it is called the Hidden creator
Although the Dao becomes the Universe, its immaculate purity is never lost
Although it assumes countless forms, its true identity remains intact
whatever we see or don't see, whatever exists or doesn't exist is merely the creation of this Supreme Power
Dao is Limitless, Unborn, Eternal
It is the Gate of all things Eternal
Whoever realises the True Eternal Dao becomes Eternal and Achieves True immortality.
as for the tree analogy,
the Dao is the Eternal Tree
Heaven and Earth are its branches
Us, beings are its leafs
we are born, we are sheltered, we are given light and a place to live, we live and grow old till we die.
a leaf is born, becomes green, grows with light and becomes greener and lives until it withers and it dies
the leaf that dies falls and is absorbed by the ground and earth and returns to the tree
but this is the view of mortals
the sage is Awake
Whoever realises the Eternal Dao Becomes Eternal
Whoever realise the Dao shall not be born again
but mortals are offered shelter too, they reincarnate until they realise the Dao
So ultimately all creation dissolves and becomes Dao
ultimately anything that lives or dies is Dao, and it being Eternal makes everything eternal
Death is the Gate to Eternity
But its not just That!
Indeed, all Creation is Dao
Everything is Dao
there is Nothing that is Not Dao
in this way, All Beings are Dao itself experiencing Life
it is a beautiful creative endeavour, an experience, something that exists in and for itself
Life exists for life to exist.
The Universe is the Expression of the Dao.
Look at a Willow tree, it is Still, it does not move even when heavy winds come
like this the Sage is Still, he is unmoved by Life and Death
How could the Lord of the Universe worry or be moved?
can someone kill you if you don't exist to begin with?
Strength is not brawl, it is not sharpness
it is Virtue like water, it nourishes everything without asking for anything in return
the sage is like this, and thus crosses the ocean of life and death and attains Eternal Life.
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2023.06.10 18:22 PalmerDixon bot test 20230610 #3
Major Across The Spiderverser Spoilers ahead
I recently watched Across The Spiderverse and was absolutely blown away. The animation style is unique and visually stimulating. It takes full advantage, using an array of art styles to not only make different worlds and their characters distinct, but also reflect the internal state of characters visually (Using two comic panels in a shot to represent the divide between two characters is just something you can't do in other mediums). The score is fantastic, it again distinguishes the multitude of environments while still working to enhance the intensity of fantastic setpieces. It also doesn't waste time, being very intentional with its writing. Emotional conflicts are a priority here, never drawn out or feeling manipulative.
I would argue that from start to finish, it's a borderline CBM masterpiece. But the thing is, it ends, and its ending came right before breaking into the third act, compromising not only its plot climax and resolution but leaving its emotional and thematic conflicts without a conclusion.
Three Act Structure
Here's a summary of the three act structure for those who may not know
Plenty of films deviate from this, some skip the set-up and start with the catalyst, some use the "All Is Lost" moment to be a major victory with unexpected consequences, and some dismiss structure entirely. However, 3 act structure is very common, not just because its easier to write, but because it enhances the emotional experience of a film. If the climax of a film comes too early, the rest following will feel uneventful and meaningless. If the All Is Lost moment is removed, the protagonist's victory will feel unearned without external and emotional struggle. It's a way to deliver external and internal journies in a way that's responsive to human emotion.
The Structure Of Across The Spiderverse
I always knew the structure of Across The Spiderverse was off. It essentially has two protagonists, Gwen and Miles and they both get their own first act. It starts with Gwen, her character is set up, a major incident gives her an opportunity to leave her reality, and after some debate, she chooses to leave her world and begin a new journey. The same repeats with Miles. who's catalyst is Gwen entering his world and the first act ends with him choosing to follow her. The thing is, Miles' decision to take action and start his journey comes at almost the direct middle of the film, making it essentially the film's midpoint.
We go through the first bulk of the story, Miles enters a new dimension attempting to stop one of the film's antagonists "The Spot". Eventually he ends up in a world full of Spider-people, and the film's second antagonist "Spiderman 2066" reveals that Miles' interference with fate is leading to the destruction of universes. This changes the context of the entire story, sending it in an entirely new direction. Typically this would be the midpoint of the story, but this is somewhere between an "All Is Lost-Climax" moment as Miles learns that his father is destined to die, and is restrained from interfering.
Miles escapes in a massive set piece and arrives home to stop his father's death. He then decides to reveal his identity to his mother, who is confused as to who Spider-Man even is. This leads to a revelation where Miles realizes he's in an alternate universe where Spider-Man doesn't exist, and has no way of escaping, especially when his alternate uncle and self imprison him. Typically an "All Is Lost" but instead Mile's resolution within the film's structure.
On the flip side, Gwen has minor character beats while Miles is the focus, but the focus doesn't shift back to her until the film's "third act". She returns home after being exiled from the Spider-people and reconnects with her father, causing him to quit the force and avoid his fate. This is the emotional climax of the film, and the resolution comes when Gwen speaks with Miles' parents, and realizes she must take fate into her own hands. This appears to be the Break into Act III, but the film ends there, leaving me completely caught off guard as "To Be Continued" pops up on the screen.
How The Structure Affects The External And Internal Conflicts
On an external level, everything after Miles' escape is falling action in his arc. This comes out to about the last 20 minutes of the film seeming like set up for the film's final confrontation. It's tense, and includes major revelations, but is cut off right before we enter the film's climactic internal and external battle. It's 20 minutes of a set-up with no pay-off.
On an internal level, we get no conclusion to Miles' emotional arc. The theme of the film is about "Controlling Your Fate". In the beginning, Miles' wants his parents to trust him, telling his father to let him "Spread his wings". The film progresses, and his beliefs are challenged when controlling fate leads to massive consequences. Miles' perspective remains unchanged though, and he immediately attempts to control fate once again. After escaping, he isn't given a major decision to control his fate again, as his big emotional climax (Revealing to his mother that he's Spider-Man) is sacrificed for a plot twist. The rest of the film is just a series of revelations, and he's not given the opportunity to continue to take action.
If you look at the film from Gwen's perspective, she gets an internal conclusion and in turn a third act. On its own, it's emotionally satisfying and to me is the best part of the film. However, it doesn't feel like a satisfying conclusion to the film as a whole. If the story was completely structured around Gwen, it would make the ending feel less abrupt, and make the film feel less of a part one. But most of the external and internal beats revolve around Miles', in turn pushing Gwen into a supporting character role for a lot of the movie.
How I see it, Miles has a first and second act, while Gwen has a first and third act. If two protagonists split a story's main beats with equal importance, the ending feels earned, but in this case we feel like we're missing out internally and externally for a third act.
Why This Unique Structure Was Chosen
Similar to Infinity WaEndgame, Spiderverse sets up a part two in the near future. It leaves so much of an open ending that viewers have to watch the next sequel in order to achieve emotional catharsis. Beyond The Spiderverse will make a lot of money because of this, but I don't think it handles the cliffhanger as well as Infinity War.
Infinity War's decision to structure its story around Thanos was genius. Not only does it make the MCU's big antagonist feel more real and threatening, but it also allows a telling of a complete story while maintaining its massive cliffhanger. Thanos has a climax and a resolution, but because his opposition has been so well beloved through dozens of films, we are drawn to watch the next film while still getting the emotional catharsis that Thano's character arc brings. The Avengers still get ample screen time but the film's true conclusion is tied to Thanos.
I would've liked to see this idea applied to Gwen. It felt like she took a step back for the film's second act, and her belief that "We should accept fate" doesn't get challenged until the fate of her father is incidentally changed. She doesn't choose to stop her father's death, and it wouldn't feel right if she did because her beliefs aren't challenged in any major ways during the second act.
Across The Spiderverse is genuinely refreshing. I've felt very uninterested in comic book movies for the past 4 years and this used spectacle and originality to enhance an emotional story. But Across The Spiderverse feels like one big hook, beating the immediate competition and setting itself up to dominate the future competition, at the expense of telling a complete journey. Dune (2021) tried a similar strategy, feeling more like a part one than a standalone story, but its protagonist at least completes a full arc by the end despite being overshadowed by a more enticing part two.
I hope cinema doesn't continue to go in this direction. Beyond The Spiderverse will inevitably succeed, and more studios will begin to delay internal and external conclusions in order to maximize a sequel's sellability. Part 1's shouldn't feel like part 1's, they should still be a single journey that provides a satisfying conclusion and make its sequel feel like a natural follow-up, rather than manipulating the film's structure to make the next feel more necessary.

Side Note: Hobie/Spider-Punk is such a great character. "It's a metaphor for capitalism" was hilarious and I love how his anti-establishment beliefs are not treated as a fun personality, but rather a necessary part of the external and thematic conflict of the film.
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2023.06.10 18:15 Tribbit180 Need Puzzle Company Recommendation, Please.

My husband and I enjoy doing puzzles together, but have found there is a specific type of puzzle we enjoy the most.
We like to glue our finished puzzles and hang them up on a rotation in our game room, so we love nerdy puzzles. Video games, board games, books, DnD, fantasy, comic books, manga/ anime, and the like are our absolute favorites. But what we especially enjoy are puzzles that are a minimum of 500 pieces (prefer 1000), and the biggest thing is we LOVE puzzles that have pieces that aren't the same template that most puzzle companies tend to use (like Toynk Originals and Ravensburger).
A great example is we recently did Gamer's Trove by Springbok (1000 pcs) and it was PERFECT. We had an absolute blast! We especially loved the more unique puzzle piece shapes they used. But when we looked up other Springbok puzzles their wasn't really anything else we liked, which was a bummer.
Any ideas for similar puzzle companies, or even individual puzzles that fall into these categories?
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2023.06.10 18:13 Lapislazuligirl Redemption Psychiatry Gilbert Arizona review ( IV infusion & IM injection

I started with Redemption Psychiatry in AZ for an initial round of six iv infusions(2021). , then 4 boosters over the next 18 months. Each infusion was $350, (not covered by insurance). Dr Anne Marie Casey was my provider. She is witty and caring and definitely keeps up with all of the newest studies and information on therapeutic ketamine. The office staff were professional and warm, the facilities and treatment spaces were a little cramped, but perfectly adequate. I had excellent results but could no longer afford the expense.
Last month I called to schedule an infusion, and found that Redemption Psychiatry has switched to IM in office onjections that are covered by my insurance ($150 per session until deductible is met). I had my first IM yesterday.
PROS: Dr. Casey is great- I felt comfortable switching protocols. The staff are welcoming and answered all questestions/ concerns. Very warm and professional
CONS: There is an initial 10-15 min prep session to go over the procedure, give Zofran, and do a breathing exercise. (I was not informed beforehand that it would be a group session of approx 10 other patients). It felt very rushed and uncomfortable. Next, we were taken to the individual "bays", basically cubicles with a recliner inside and a blanket clipped across the entryway for privacy.
Despite the odd set up, the IM experience was equal to if not more profound than the iv infusions. I was given an injection in my upper arm, and settled back. Approx 30 min later I was given another injection. Once I felt the medication kick in, the other issues didn't bother me at all. Total time was approximately 90 minutes & the staff were very gentle in helping me to the waiting room. I did feel a bit rushed, but that's to be expected.
Overall I am happy with the experience, and will continue the next two weekly IMs, then a booster every 6-8 weeks.
I would recommend Redemption Psychiatry in office IM treatment. I also tried nuelife rdts for 6 sessions, and found it not nearly as effective as the IM, but I also prefer a clinical setting for the srssions. The cost us approximately the same, but the quality is much better. YMMV
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2023.06.10 18:12 baddayforsanity Session 5.5: Stormwind Noir

What's up wc5e! Back with more of my 5e Classic-ish+ campaign, this one is a one on one session with my Rogue player, Orfiz. As always, I'm stoked to share this with you all and love any feedback or questions.
Just like with Val's one on one for the Mistmantle questline, I wanted to really give Orfiz a good dedicated session that he could bring some cool moments back to the group with. This served as the perfect opportunity to paint a better picture of the political state of the kingdom without boring the other new players stiff or having them risk getting overloaded with exposition.
No pictures this time, this session was strictly a notebook, a dice tray, and some bourbon.

The Tl;Dr:

The setup:

This was mostly a catch-up session for Orfiz since he couldn't make the stockades session itself. We ended up taking a few hours for some heavy RP, which was great because Orfiz's player generally doesn't lean that way during a normal session. It allowed for some awesome character moments and plot that could come organically from a player to the rest of the party next session. We got to dive more into Alterac being a suspicious faction and threat, and introduce Prestor in a low stakes way.
This isn't really mechanic heavy except for just some perception checks, lockpicking, and really leaning on the player to decide what threads he was going to follow and how. He got to play Stormwind P.I. and it was awesome.

The session:

The party emerges from the stocks and has a chance to question the NPCs in the foyer. The girl is revealed to be Hope Saldean, whom was attending the farmers market in the city on behalf of her family back in Westfall. When she saw Garrick being taken into the prison, she began cursing and throwing her produce at him. She had bad aim, so she hit the party and was taken into custody when the guards worked to quell the riot.
Orfiz questions Hope, all he could get out of her were that she thought they were in love and she can't believe that he'd fall in with the bandits. He moves to question Garrick, and gets the backstory of the masons being exiled from the city and labeled as criminals, so he had to pick up work on local farms to survive. He had a summer fling the prior season with the farmer's daughter while he was there that harvest, and she was convinced as young lovers tend to get, that he'd be back to whisk her off her feet and take her away from the mundane farm life. Seeing him with the red scarf draped around his neck sent her into despair.
The party collects the bounty reward and goes about restocking, grabbing some basic gear improvements from what's available, and finally collecting their estus flask health pots.
Orfiz uses this downtime to investigate Garrick's story about the masons being ousted from the city, and figures he could tap into the kingdom's spy network. His training at Ravenholdt in the ways of the rogue led him to discover markings in cant near the sewer they used to get past the riot by the stockade entrance. Makes sense - spies would want an easy incognito route directly to the prison.
In the tunnels beneath stormwind, he recognized some of the cant as sarcastic propoganda style "if you see something, say something" isms. He reached SI:7's HQ through the tunnel and was immediately greeted by blades to the face as he entered through the trap door. Hands up, he shrugged and said "if you see something... say something?" and the guards eased. As a gnome, he went to the nearest desk, knocked on the side of it to get the attendant's attention, and found himself talking to the man himself, Shaw.
Shaw lamented how things played out and how hard it's been policing the city and weeding out any dissidents or guild associates, as there had been another riot in the streets prior that had led to queen being struck and killed by a thrown rock from the crowd. He knew things didn't add up but didn't have the manpower or resources to investigate the matter, but he's been keeping a close eye on Orfiz and his companions since they first set foot in the city.
Orfiz's immediate reaction to that statement was to pull out some coin and set it on the desk... he "forgot" to pay their gate fee when they got off the deeprun tram. This got a hardy laugh out of Shaw and got his guard down, so he gave Orfiz the skinny: he knows something is up with the House of Nobles but he can't get near them while the King is on the warpath since the riots. Orfiz grabbed a parchment he'd looted off of Bazil, and Shaw tilted it at the candlelight to reveal a reflective type of invisible ink. Orfiz recalled this was a trick that his Ravenholdt pals had used to be able to communicate secret messages and have them readable in the faintest of light. But this was a trick that only worked with ink crafted from a rare orange flower only found in the Alteraci region...
Shaw curses that Lady Katrana Prestor is the diplomat from Alterac, and she's been too close to the King to question without him flying into a rage about the stonemasons. Orfiz volunteers to gather some intel, all Shaw could help provide is that she takes a route through the castle gardens on the way to her late committee meetings, he could catch her there.
He questions her in the garden as a "concerned constituent" of the city and hands her the bloody note (right?). He asks if she knows anything about it, she of course blows him off, and moves on to her budget committee meeting. He eavesdrops to hear her arguing against any treaties or restitution for the masons and digs her heels in.
Next stop was Baros Alexston, the patron noble house that had commissioned the stonemasons to rebuild Stormwind in the first place. The exterior was damaged, like it had been pummeled with rocks and dirt and even started on fire in a few spots. There were large door-spanning locks across his cellar access and front door, Orfiz was able to pick the cellar entrance and slink in unnoticed. Baros returned from his errands and Orfiz got to do the Nick Fury sit-in-the-corner-shadows-with-a-cigar thing. Baros was terrified, and looked exhausted, and his house was in complete disrepair. Baros burst out that he doesn't have anywhere to go and everyone wants to kill him, he can't even go back to his family stead in Westfall because the thugs have taken it over in a move that seemed very personal. Sweet, Next clue!
Orfiz returns to SI:7 and reports his findings. Shaw says he's got a man on the inside, but he's deep undercover and they have not been able to pull him out or even get his report. Since these guys have handled themselves well, and they're special deputies already, Shaw tasks the Orfiz and his companions to keep digging into this. They part ways with Shaw's praise, "you're short in stature, but you've got it where it counts. These are desperate times, and you know what they say, desperate times call for"
Orfiz interrupts "Half Measures". The party found their company name.
End session 5.5!

Up Next: Session 6 - The People's Militia

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