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Official subreddit for the Dino Run community. For those that laugh in the face of extinction!
2012.03.03 04:26 CrunchyPancakes Balloon Animals
a place where balloon artists and balloon lovers can come and share their works or learn/teach how to make balloon art. we try to keep it SFW.
2012.12.18 01:14 2fort Steam Market
This subreddit is made for discussion regarding Steams new community market that is currently in beta. Player can buy and sell items from Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 for steam wallet cash.
2023.03.29 12:35 Prior-Data6910 [Hiring][Remote UK][£30k-£60k] C# Software Developer
We're looking for developers with a wide range of experience (anything from 2 to 20 years, but exceptions will always be made for the right candidate). Previous experience in C# is essential, and skills in any of the following would be a bonus but are not required. If you don't know them already, you'll learn all of the below on the job.
· Azure (Specifically App Services, Table Storage, Service Bus, Queues among others)
· Selenium Testing
If you're called for interview (video call, because that's how we work), you'll get the opportunity to interview us too, and talk to members of our team to find out whether you'd enjoy working with us.
We're doing high-value work and we want you to be as productive as possible. So as a member of our team you'll get access to learning materials to keep you sharp, and you'll be equipped with the necessary equipment and software to enable you to do what you need to do.
We've got a combination of new and existing projects that you'll be working on, and welcome the opportunity for candidates to bring in fresh thinking to benefit the whole team.
We don't have any offices; remote-working is baked-in to how we do what we do. It helps us achieve maximum productivity, with minimum distractions and diversions. And with no daily commute, it keeps our carbon footprint low too. What we ask for in return is that you're serious about doing professional work from the place of your choice, including having a fast and reliable internet connection (fibre or cable), and a dedicated space free from distractions in which to do your work. About Ledgerscope Services Ltd
We have about a dozen employees and could be defined as a scale-up, but in attitude and dynamism we feel much more like a start-up.
Ledgerscope aims to transform accounting data, both in terms of the literal sense of changing it from one style to another, but also in the way that businesses think about the data and how third-party developers can make use it in their own apps.
To date we have launched three SaaS products, and our newest service is in beta with customers. We are constantly improving the capability of our main product, but have also got our eyes on a bigger prize which is a service aimed at the fintech sector that will transform how small businesses manage their finances. Whilst novel, this service is a logical extension of many of the software capabilities we have already demonstrated, so with the right team we are well placed to take this to market rapidly.
We're a small and close team. We encourage independent working and using your initiative. We've been a remote team since Day One, and we try to avoid hierarchies. You'll be encouraged to question why we do things the way we do them, as we strive to make our systems as elegant as possible. We automate everything we can (including a full CI pipeline), so you won't find yourself doing boring repetitive tasks. Our software stack is .NET (specifically C#) and Azure. We make heavy use of the platform to reduce the amount of work that we have to do. Communication is primarily via IM and video calls, primarily using MS tools such as Teams.
We provide developers with the kit, software tools, and access to learning materials that they need to be productive and stay sharp.
We've been in business since April 2010. We're profitable, with cash in the bank and no debt. The business has been bootstrapped so we are not encumbered by any obligations to funders. Applying
If you're serious about applying to work with us, you'll need to do more than just send us a CV
We promise that we'll carefully consider every application we get, if you follow these application instructions carefully.
With your application, please include the following:
Under a heading, a project I have worked on, please tell us about a project that you've worked on, including when you did it, what you tried, what you achieved, what you liked about it (and maybe what you didn't like about it), and what you learned. Maximum of 500 words. Don't worry if it is half that amount, or even less - we like concise.
Under a heading, good and bad things about remote working, please tell us from your conjecture or experience, three or more good things about remote working, and three or more bad things about remote working and how you manage those. Maximum of 500 words. Don't worry if it is half that amount, or even less - we like concise.
Do remember to send us your CV, too.
Every application that follows the above instructions will be carefully considered by us and we will respond to you.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £30,000.00-£60,000.00 per year
Applications to [email protected]
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2023.03.29 12:34 Venugopalhyd TDP Policies and Schemes for Horticulture Development in Andhra Pradesh.
Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, had the vision to transform the state into a horticulture hub. He believed that horticulture had the potential to not only boost the economy but also improve the livelihoods of farmers. During his tenure, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government took several TDP Policies to promote horticulture in the state.
One of the first steps taken by the former TDP government under the leadership of Nara Chandrababu Naidu
was to identify horticulture as a priority sector. The former TDP government allocated funds to develop horticulture infrastructure, including cold storage facilities, packhouses, and processing units. This helped farmers to store their produce and sell them at a later stage when prices were higher. It also helped to reduce post-harvest losses. Visit the official TDP website to know about the TDP Contributions to the welfare of farmers and all the TDP live updates
The District TDP Leaders also encouraged farmers to switch to horticulture crops by offering them various incentives. Farmers who shifted from traditional crops to horticulture crops were given financial assistance, free seedlings, and drip irrigation facilities. This not only helped farmers to increase their incomes but also reduced the pressure on water resources. Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu also initiated the development of a horticulture cluster in every district of the state. These clusters were developed to promote crop diversification, increase productivity, and enhance the quality of horticulture produce. The clusters were formed with the help of private investors who were given tax incentives and subsidies.
In addition to this, the former TDP government also started a program called 'Rythu Sadhikara Samstha' (Farmer Empowerment Corporation). TDP Agenda of this program was to provide farmers with the necessary skills and knowledge to improve their crop yields and incomes. Under this program, farmers were given training in modern farming techniques, crop management, and marketing. The corresponding TDP Political Leaders also focused on the export of horticulture produce. It signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with foreign countries to export horticulture produce. This not only helped to increase the incomes of farmers but also improved the reputation of Andhra Pradesh in the international market.
Another TDP Scheme taken by the TDP government was the establishment of horticulture nurseries. These nurseries provided high-quality seedlings of different horticulture crops to farmers at affordable prices. The government also set up a network of horticulture extension officers to provide technical guidance to farmers. The former TDP government also encouraged the establishment of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) to promote collective farming. FPOs were given various incentives and subsidies to promote their formation. This helped farmers to come together and negotiate better prices for their produce and this is one of the significant TDP Achievements.
In conclusion, the TDP government under the leadership of Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu took several initiatives to promote horticulture in Andhra Pradesh. These TDP Policies helped farmers to increase their incomes, reduce their dependence on traditional crops, and improve the quality of their produce. This TDP Development focusing on horticulture also helped to improve the economy of the state by increasing exports and attracting private investment.
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2023.03.29 12:33 internship-at-top Build connections during your online internship
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In today's digital age, more and more internships are being conducted online, which can present a unique set of challenges when building connections with colleagues and mentors. However, building relationships is just as meaningful in an online internship
as in person. Here are some tips on how to build connections during your unpaid or paid internship
. 1. Be proactive in communication:
It's important to remember that your colleagues and mentors are likely juggling numerous responsibilities and may have a different level of interaction than they would in person. Be proactive in reaching out to your colleagues and mentors, whether it's through email, instant messaging, or scheduling virtual meetings. In simple terms, make your work-from-home internship
worth it. 2. Participate in virtual events:
Many organisations now host virtual events, such as webinars or online networking sessions, to connect with employees and interns. Attend these events and engage with others by asking questions or sharing your experiences. You will make connections by getting to know their experience in their chosen field. 3. Connect on social media:
If your colleagues and mentors are active on social media, consider connecting with them on LinkedIn or Twitter. This can help you stay up-to-date on industry news and trends while allowing you to engage with others. Ensure you maintain professional networks during your campus ambassador
internship because it can be useful in the future. 4. Join online communities:
Many organisations have online communities or forums for employees and interns to connect and share information. Join these communities and engage with others by asking questions, sharing your thoughts, and providing feedback. Unpaid or paid internships
can help you explore your domain as well as meet new people. 5. Be authentic:
Building connections requires authenticity, so be yourself and let your personality shine through. Show interest in your colleagues' work and experiences, and share your own perspectives and ideas. 6. Follow up:
After a virtual meeting or conversation, follow up with your colleagues and mentors to thank them for their time and reiterate any key takeaways or action items. This can help you build rapport and establish a stronger connection.
Overall, building connections during an online internship
requires effort and initiative, but it can be just as rewarding as building connections in person. By being proactive in communication, participating in virtual events, connecting on social media, joining online communities, being authentic, and following up, you can build strong relationships that will benefit you in your current internship and beyond.
Likewise, Ulead offers a paid online internship
for students to upskill themselves while reinventing learning and transforming lives with us. Embark on a fulfilling journey to experience, create, nurture and carry out multiple aspects of what makes our organization click, right from sales, to marketing in various segments.
We are looking for spirited individuals who are looking to challenge the way the system works. We are on the same page if you believe that exceptional and well-rounded education is the way to change the world. Apply now!!.
2023.03.29 12:33 USSBurritoTruck Canon Connections: Picard 3x06 - The Bounty
- The episode title refers to the Commander Kruge’s B’Rel-class Bird-of-Prey, which Kirk and friends rechristined the HMS Bounty after commendering it in “Star Trek: The Search for Spock” and “Star Trek: The Voyage Home”.
- There is also a second season ENT episode titled “Bounty”.
- The crew of the USS Titan A is dropping signal buoys to throw pursuers off the scent. We see some of those pursuing ships:
- USS Trumbull NCC-72370 - Duderstadt-class; named for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” visual effects director, Douglas Trumbull
- USS Yorktown NCC-97422 - Echelon-class; the first ship of this class we’ve seen; SS Yorktown was Gene Roddenberry’s proposed original name for the ship that would be trekking the stars; there was a USS Yorktown disabled by the Whale Probe in “Star Trek: The Voyage Home”; Tuvok’s father was said implied to have served aboard a Yorktown at the same time he was assigned to the USS Excelsior; a USS Yorktown NCC-20045 was listed on displays in “The Measure of a Man” and “Whispers”; in the Kelvin timeline, Starbase Yorktown was introduced in “Star Trek Beyond”
- USS Mestral NCC-42027 - Excelsior II-class; named for a Vulcan explorer who perished when his survey ship crashed to Earth in 1957
- At various points in the episode Frontier Day is stated to be 72 hours away, and less that 48 hours away, which means this episode would be taking place April 13 and 14, 2401.
- We see one of the Changelings aboard the Shrike execute another for speaking against Vadic, which would indicate that they’re well past the cultural taboo against Changelings harming one another, established in “The Die is Cast”.
- Doctor Crusher’s scans of Not David Marcus indicate that he has Irumodic Syndrome, a neurological condition that an alternate future version of Admiral Picard had developed in “All Good Things…” but which the Captain Picard of 2370 did not have any indication of beyond a small structural defect on his brain which might develop into Irumodic Syndrome later in life.
- In season one of this series, it was vaguely implied that Irumodic Syndrome had developed, and Picard’s gallivanting could very well exacerbate it, but this is the first episode of the series where the condition is actually named again as opposed to gestured at, and it is confirmed that it is what killed his original body.
- ”And we retaliated with a Starfleet made virus.” The morphogenic virus used to infect the Founders was engineered by Section 31. This episode Worf states Section 31 is a “Critical division of Starfleet intelligence.”.
- After the away team beams aboard Daystrom Station, two Echelon-class ships arrive:
- USS Sternbach NCC-92943; named for Rick Sternbach, production designer for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, TNG, DS9, and VOY
- USS Cole NCC-97621; possibly named for Lee Cole, graphic on “Star Trek: Phase II”, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, and “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan”
- Daystrom Station has a bunch of familiar items in storage. According to Worf it is *”Many of Section 31’s most nefarious table scraps.” Including:
- A thalaron radiation device, like the one Shinzon used to assassinate the Romulan senate in “Star Trek Nemesis”
- Xindi Kemocite containers, from “The Shipment”
- A Genesis device, similar to the one seen in “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan”
- The remains of Captain James T. Kirk, or at least the part of him that lived on in the Nexus and abandoned Paradise to aid Picard in “Star Trek Generations”; according to text on display, his body was retrieved by something called ”Project Phoenix”; in “The Perfect Mate” Riker comms the bridge to inform them he’ll be in the holodeck after he turns down Kamala’s advances
- A Borg vinculum, from “Infinite Regress”
- A genetically modified tribble; this is the first time we’ve seen the underside of a tribble
- A D’Arsay archive from “Masks”? An entire archive seems like it would be far too large considering, but the image on the display is shows just that
- The android bodies developed to contain the consciousness of the Arretans in “Return to Tomorrow”
- Riker’s image in his file seems to have been taken from around 2373, around the events of “Star Trek: First Contact”, which would mean it’s 28 years old at this point.
- Daystrom Android M-5-10 generates a holographic projection of a crow, in an attempt to communicate with Riker. In “Birthright, Part I” Data began to dream, of Doctor Noonian Soong forging a crow, and eventually telling him that ”[He] is the bird.”
- When Riker claims that the crow is familiar, Raffi replies, “Yeah, right, like from my nightmares,” playing on the fact that it originated in Data’s dreams.
- Daystrom Android M-5-10 generates a holographic Moriarty, played by Daniel Davis, though this is not the same Moriarty whom Geordi accidentally caused to develop self-awareness in “Elementary, My Dear Data”, but a facsimile.
- The Fleet Museum was first mentioned in “Relics”
- Among the ships at the Fleet Museum we see:
- USS Enterprise A - refit Constitution-class; ”I’m definitely a Constitution-class man.” Showrunner Terry Matalas has claimed the same thing of himself on social media
- HMS Bounty - B'Rel-class Bird-of-Prey
- K’t’inga-class battlecruiser
- refit NX-class; first appearance of this iteration of the NX-class on screen, though a young Jean-Luc Picard had a model of the ship in “Hide and Seek”
- Nebula-class; this one specifically has the more triangular shaped modular pod introduced in “Redemption II”
- USS Voyager - Intrepid-class; apparently the registry information has been scrubbed from the underside of the saucer
- USS New Jersey NCC-1975 - Constitution-class; showrunner Terry Matalas was born in New Jersey in 1975; in “Relics” Picard told Scotty there was a Constitution-class ship at the fleet museum
- Romulan Bird-of-Prey; looks to be the digital model used in “Stardust City Rag”
- USS Defiant NCC-75633 - Defiant-class; formally the USS Sao Paulo
- A second Akira-class
- It’s Geordi La Forge! From TNG! Geordi is played by Levar Burton.
- Alandra La Forge is played by Mica Burton, Levar Burton’s daughter.
- ”Every ship in this fleet is now fully integrated, which means they talk to each other.” In “Supernova, Part 1” Starfleet ships communicating autonomously caused a disaster as the Vau N’Akat living construct used that integration to override ship functions and have them destroy one another while sending out a distress call to lure more ships into the trap.
- Triggered by the sense memory of hearing “Pop Goes the Weasel” Riker flashes back to “Encounter at Farpoint” and his first encounter with Data aboard the holodeck. In “Shades of Grey” we also got to see several Riker flashbacks.
- The musical notation for “Pop Goes the Weasel” is featured in the closing credits.
- It’s Daystrom Android M-5-10! From this episode! Played by Brent Spiner!
- Daystrom Android M-5-10 is apparently a hybrid of android and synthetic construction, created by Altan Inigo Soong, played by Brent Spiner.
- Daystrom Android M-5-10 contains the personalities of Lal, B-4, Lore, Frank Hollander, A.I. Soong, and Data.
- A.I. Soong claims that the Daystrom Android M-5-10 has “the wisdom, and the true human aesthetic of age.” “Inheritance” established that Data’s systems were already programmed to replicate the appearance of aging.
- The disassembled B-4 is also on Daystrom Station, apparently having been relocated since we last saw it in “Remembrance”.
- You can tell B-4 was a prototype because his pelvis is as smooth as a Ken doll, whereas Data was “Fully functional, and programmed in multiple techniques.”
- “I thought Data died. Twice.” Three times if you want to count “Time’s Arrow, Part II”, “Star Trek Nemesis” and “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2”. Yet here he is again, his consciousness integrated into Daystrom Android M-5-10. In “Bar Association” it’s revealed that Rom gave himself an infection by performing too much self Oo-mox.
- Geordi denies his help to Picard and the Titan A. In “Maps and Legends” when Zhaban suggested Picard contact Riker, Worf, and Geordi, Picard claimed, “They would do it in a heartbeat, and that's precisely why I cannot ask them. They would put themselves at risk out of loyalty to me, and I do not want to have to go through that again.”
- The Klingon cloaking device is modeled off the design featured in the “Klingon Bird-of-Prey Owner’s Workshop Manual” published in 2012. It is distinctly different from the one Quark and Rom stole from the IKS Rotarran in “The Emperor’s New Cloak”.
- Seven states “If I’m correct, we’ll have to decloak in order to beam them up.” This specific cloaking device was active while Scotty beamed spock aboard the Bounty so Kirk could go on a date and Kirk after the date, while he beamed Uhura off the USS Enterprise CVN-65, Chekov out of an interrogation room, and while he beamed Doctor Taylor up from the park while she was making a scene, all in “Star Trek: The Voyage Home”.
- While Picard, Geordi, and Worf are questioning Daystrom Android M-5-10 exhibits Lore’s characteristic tick, as well as B-4’s simpler affect.
- Daystrom Android M-5-10 reveals that the weapon the Changelings stole and covered up with the theft of the portal weapon, is the human remains of Jean-Luc Picard, whose body died in “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2”. In “Mugato, Gumato” we see one mugato stroke its horn while watching
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2023.03.29 12:33 zaggins These guy are unrunnable as lead
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They feel like a huge liability as they get absolutely slammed in later redzone stages 90% of the time. One super and you are done for - transformed or not. And running two of them is straight dookie. (Either that or massive skill issue, ig 🤷♂️) submitted by zaggins to DokkanBattleCommunity [link] [comments]
2023.03.29 12:33 MethyGonzalez I have extreme myopia (-8, -8.50) - Is there anything I can do to reduce blindness risks?
Country of Residence-France
Any existing diagnosed medical issues-ADHD
Any current medications/doses-No
Any drug Use (including usage of marijuana)- Caffeine every day, Speed 15mg a day on work days (adderall being illegal in my country and methylphenidate doesn't work), the occasional recreational LSD/ketamine/cannabis (vaporized) (about once a month each)
I just got back from the ophtalmologist - my myopia keeps slowly progressing despite my age (36 years old). at 34 I was already at -7.50/8.25, but it kept on progressing.
I'm seriously worried about the blindness risks when I get older. Is there anything I can do to stop this very strong myopia from progressing?
If not, is there anything I should know apart from what my ophtalmologist very briefly told me ("avoid extreme sports and fights").
Thank you for any advice.
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2023.03.29 12:32 StepwiseUndrape574 Hey Rockstar, GTA Online Has A Bad CPU Bottleneck That Slows Loading But There's A Fix
GTA Online is Rockstar's incredibly popular cash cow that has been keeping gamers busy since 2013. Although the game should be relatively mature at this stage in its life, it still has plenty of flaws, such as horrendous loading times. These loading time issues have annoyed countless players, and now one player has tracked down the root issue to improve performance.
GTA V fan T0ST recently picked up GTA Online again to finish some new heists that have come out since he last played, but he was "shocked (/s) to discover that it still loads just as slow as the day it was released 7 years ago." With some grit, determination, and perhaps even some spite, T0ST decided it was "time to get to the bottom of this."
gta online ridiculous load times fixed benchmark
In the process of digging into GTA Online, T0ST had to do due diligence and research to make sure no one else figured out the problem. Once it was established that no one had, he ran some benchmarks on his PC with an aging FX-8350 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, 16GB of DDR3, and a "cheap-o" Kingston SSD. Though these parts may be old, they should be plenty to get GTA Online off the ground in decent time, but that is not what happened. According to the data in the blog post, T0ST got into the story mode in approximately one minute and ten seconds, whereas it took nearly six minutes to get into online mode. After some polling, it appears that many other users are having the same issue . What could be happening here?
gta online ridiculous load times fixed taskmanager
Using the task manager, T0ST found that his CPU was being eaten for around four minutes during GTA Online's load process. Perhaps it was just a bottleneck happening on his CPU alone, but that would not make much sense. To track down the issue, T0ST went to dump the running processes' stack, showing where the offending process is happening in RAM. This information, acquired through Luke Stackwalker, gave T0ST a place to look for whatever was causing issues.
gta online ridiculous load times fixed lukestackwalker
After falling down the rabbit hole of trying to track down where the memory pointed, it all started to come together through assembly code reading and obfuscation. Evidently, when loading into GTA Online, a whopping 10MB worth of JSON is being parsed. It seems that it is data for something called "net shop catalog," which is likely just all the things purchasable in GTA Online using in-game currency.
gta online ridiculous load times fixed parseloop
Why this parsing takes so long is due to a function used called sscanf, which, in this instance, can be loosely equated to reading Romeo and Juliet by reading one word, then rereading the play, and then jumping back to the next word in the play. Furthermore, there is another bad programming issue just beside sscanf, which goes through the entire list of JSON entries in an array, one by one, and checks to see if there are duplicates by comparing a unique ID assigned to each item called a hash. Ultimately, it is a lot of extra and unnecessary work that slows down everything.
To solve this issue, T0ST decided to write a .dll (Dynamic Linked Library) and inject it into GTA so that sscanf is effectively streamlined. Also, rather than running duplication checks, they can just be skipped as items inserted into the storage array will always be unique, as was set up during the parsing effort. Once T0ST injected the DLL into GTA with both issues fixed, he saw his load times go from around six minutes down to a solid approximate two minutes.
As T0ST explains, this "won't solve everyone's load times - there might be other bottlenecks on different systems, but it's such a gaping hole that I have no idea how R* has missed it all these years." Ultimately, Rockstar needs to dig into this issue to save all GTA Online players headaches during loading. If you want to see what T0ST did exactly, you can check out his GitHub here and see what is going on. In any case, perhaps we will soon get an official statement from the development company, so keep an eye on HotHardware for updates.
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2023.03.29 12:31 xtremexavier15 TSA 24
Chapter 24: Top Dog
Girls: Heather, Lindsay
Episode 24: Top Dog
"Last time on Total Drama Action," Chris said over a shot of the film lot. "A sweet, surprise package from the outside world left Heather bitter," Heather was shown looking at her jawbreaker with disgust, "and the cast got a taste of life in zero-gravity conditions," the four were seen floating in the space shuttle.
"But all was not well in the universe as Shawn and Courtney continued to spitefully hate each other," the two mentioned were shown making comments at each other.
"In the end, Heather won the challenge," she was shown to be covered in barf, "but lost her sweet smell. Lindsay fixed things between Courtney and Shawn" she, Shawn and Courtney were shown talking, "but lost her chance to stay in the game almost. Thanks to a tiebreaker, Courtney lost the game, but won a Lame-osine ride back to the real world?" She was seen puking into her pot and entering the limo.
"Can Lindsay breathe once more now that she barely got lucky?" The dumb princess was shown in the confessional.
"Will Shawn be able to carry on without his sole alliance?" The conspiracy nut was shown looking at his tinfoil hat.
The scene flashed to Chris in front of the cast trailers. "All this and more, on today's out-of-this world episode of, Total! Drama! Action!"
The episode opened on a shot of the morning sun before panning down to the cast trailers. The camera centered on the girls', then cut inside as Lindsay woke up.
"That was a nice dream I had," Lindsay talked to herself while sitting up in her bunk. "Marshmallow pillows and candy rainbow pieces have never been so tasty."
She soon looked around for a bit. "Where did Heather go? I thought she would be back from showering last night."
The door opened and Heather walked in, though she was looking groggy and tired.
"Where were you all night?" Lindsay asked her roommate. "Were you out on a secret trip thanks to your immunity? Let me guess where you went. The cheese factory, Niagara Falls, or did you go to the mall?"
"Zip it!" Heather shouted. "I spent the entire evening in the bathroom."
"Why did you sleep in there?" Lindsay asked.
"That ghost slash vampire fighting freak soaked the last of the gumbo on me!" Heather complained. "It took me hours to wash the food off and make sure I smelled exquisite."
"I don't blame Shawn for what he did," Lindsay shot a glare at the queen bee's direction. "You made him get into a fight with Courtney. Things could've gotten worse if I didn't solve their problem."
"Shut up, Lame-say," Heather insulted. "That homeschooled reject is going down, and once I deal with him and you, I'll claim the grand prize."
"I have no idea how Amy could tolerate you," Lindsay told her. "You worked with her, sure, but you decided to strategize behind her back just because she had standards."
"Amy and the other contestants mean nothing to me," Heather said. "Just watch your back!"
"I knew I'd make it to the end. Big shocker," Heather filed her nails. "I just can't believe the zombie weirdo and brainless blondie made it. So they may as well just give me the check, I mean come on. I think we all know who's gonna win."
Heather yawned and laid down on her bunk. Just then, the trailer door burst open. Chris walked in and promptly and joyfully blew a few notes on a bugle into the room. "Wake up, sleepyheads!" he announced with glee. "Breakfast is served, along with today's movie challenge. You've got ten minutes to get your sorry butts down there!" He backed out of the room.
"I bet today's genre will be "guy in a coma" movie," Heather suggested as she lied down.
"I doubt it, but I'm just going to eat breakfast," Lindsay said before leaving.
The scene flashed over to the craft services tent. "Wow Chef!" Shawn said in awe as the camera cut to a close-up of his plate as Chef ladled a portion of something that was pale yellow, lumpy, and slightly hairy onto it. "These scrambled eggs actually look pretty good!"
Chef looked at the theorist, then burst out into raucous laughter. "Scrambled eggs," he repeated before resuming his laughter and even falling over.
Shawn shot his food with a worried look and put it back before walking away. "I'll just eat on the leaves I've gathered."
"The way Chef was laughing made me believe that the scrambled eggs were too good to be true," Shawn confessed. "Or maybe they were poisoned. Or maybe they were drugged with sleeping medicine. But worst of all-"
Shawn sat next to Heather, who stopped eating once she saw him. "I gotta say, you smell pretty good," the theorist told her teasingly.
"It's just lavender soap," Heather glared. "I used three bottles of it thanks to your stunt."
"Now you know how I felt when you messed with my mind and got Courtney eliminated," Shawn said. "Zombies may eat brains, but they don't have any control over what they're doing."
"It's always supernatural stuff with you," Heather groaned. "I'm stunned Jo even likes you, but it makes sense. You two are ugly and can't dress fashionably to save your lives."
Shawn furiously got in Heather's face. "She likes me for me, and I won't change myself for her."
"It's one thing to be manipulative, but to insult my feelings for Jo? That's crossing the line," Shawn ranted. "Like Jo did before, I will make sure Heather loses."
The scene cut to Lindsay approaching the serving counter, only to look confused when she didn't see Chef. The cook then lifted his arm up and dropped a ladle of fake eggs onto her tray.
"Scrambled eggs?" Lindsay wondered as she looked at her plate. "It's the second episode all over again." Chef broke out laughing again behind the counter, but he managed to sit back up and wipe a tear out of his eye.
Lindsay sat down next to Shawn. "Hey Shawn. Where's your food."
"A heads up," Shawn whispered. "The eggs aren't cooked well. They're just fake."
"They looked real," Lindsay slid her tray away.
"So anyways, me and you are up against Heather, Lindsay" Shawn told her. "I know what you're gonna say."
"Let's team up and take her down," Lindsay grinned.
"It's almost like you read my mind," Shawn said, "but without being an alien."
"Shawn is really cute," Lindsay admitted. "His constant nagging about his theories do bug me and he could really use a shower every once in a while, but I can see why Jo is into him."
"What can I do about the eggs?" Lindsay asked Shawn. "Chef will totally kill me with his eyes if I throw it away."
"Leave it to me," Shawn told Lindsay.
Shawn grabbed the eggs with his two hands. He mushed them together and created a ball out of the eggs. Twirling it on his finger for a brief moment, he tossed the ball away and it landed in the pot Chef was using to cook a meal. The cook stopped whistling to see what slipped in, but went about his business without a care.
"I can't believe he didn't even care," Lindsay commented.
"I don't know what Chef uses to make his food, but it's probably leftovers," Shawn said.
"Attention, cast!" Chris said, the camera cutting to him standing on the other side of the tent with a blue-and-yellow macaw perched on his shoulder. It squawked as the three contestants walked up.
"What is that parrot doing on your shoulder?" Lindsay asked.
"That's my new BFFF!" Chris explained with a grin. "Best Flying Friend Forever. That brings us to today's movie genre: the Animal Buddy flic." The three teens gave him skeptical looks.
"You try coming up with twenty-two movie genres," Chris accused in the confessional. "It was either animal buddy, or guy in a coma movies."
"The hallmark of any good animal buddy flick is the human-animal bonding," Chris explained as his macaw watched him. "First, the human and the animal start out as enemies. Then, through many misadventures, the animal and human grow to care about each other," the camera zoomed in on the macaw as it seemed to be touched by the host's words, "and become fast friends."
The parrot rubbed Chris' chin affectionately with its head, and the host responded by extending a finger to rub the bird. However, the macaw decided to playfully chomp on the finger and squawked laughingly as the human winced in pain.
"You guys just hang tight for a sec, 'kay?" Chris told the cast with a calm look on his face. He walked off camera, and the castmates watched in mild horror as sounds of an attack were heard. Feathers flew, squawks were heard, and the host yelled "Let go of my coif!"
He walked back into view moments later, brushing the feathers off his shoulder but ignoring the ones in his now-ruffled hair. "So...where were we...?" he asked idly before smiling in realization. "Right! The first animal buddy movie challenge will be to pick an animal and teach it to be just like you," he explained as the camera panned across the wary faces of Heather, Shawn, and Lindsay. "That shouldn't be too hard, since you're all animals." A rimshot played, but none of the cast were amused.
Chris got serious again. "The cast member whose animal most resembles them at the end, wins the challenge." The contestants were shown again, and Lindsay in particular was looking pleased.
"I love animals, especially dogs," Lindsay gushed in the confessional. "I even have one of my own. One time, I told my math teacher that his new hair piece looks like my dog's butt. But he totally took it the wrong way. My dog has the cutest curly little butt!" the blonde explained. "It was a compliment!"
The footage resumed at a shot of the contestants outside. "Alright cast," Chris announced, "time to meet your future BFFFFFs!" He motioned behind him, where something large and covered in an orange tarp was stationed between him and Chef. "Best Furry, Feathered, or Finned Friends, Forever!" he explained further, earning an eyeroll from the cook as he pulled away the tarp.
The four teens gasped as the four cages were uncovered. The camera focused on each animal one-by-one. First was a brown bear that roared at the cast, then a bigger cage holding a rather agitated looking shark, then a smaller cage holding a raccoon that tried to claw at them, and finally a bird cage holding a chameleon that rolled out its tongue.
"Pick an animal," Chris told the cast, "and get training. You have three hours."
"I got the raccoon!" Heather said immediately, shoving Shawn to the ground and dashing forward towards the small cage before either of the others could react.
"I had to pick the raccoon," Heather reasonably told the viewers. "The chameleon is gross, the bear is huge, and the shark is murderous."
The scene returned to Shawn and Lindsay standing with the other animals. "I'll take the chameleon," the blonde said. "If it can change colors, I can't pass that up."
"And I'll take the bear," Shawn announced. "It has a lesser chance of eating me alive in comparison to the shark."
Chris saw that the final three have made their decision and chosen their animals, but noticed that the shark was lonely.
"So it seems they left out the shark," Chris mused. "I paid good money to bring all four of the animals out here, and I won't let any of them go to waste." He thought to himself. "What to do, what to do."
Ezekiel suddenly ran up to Chris. "Hey Chris. I'm here to help judge the animals."
"Ezekiel! Great timing," Chris piped up. "Say, do you want to pet sit for an animal while we wait for the judging part?"
"Uh, sure," Ezekiel agreed. "Which one do I have to watch over?"
"Chef, bring the pet here!" Chris ordered, causing the cook to drag the shark over to the home schooled guy."
Ezekiel's eyes almost popped out. "I have to take care of a shark? They're dangerous looking eh!"
"That's not my problem," Chris laughed while departing. "Just make sure it doesn't try to hurt the other animals. They didn't get picked, so they're sorta jealous."
All Ezekiel could do was gulp at his predicament.
Heather and the raccoon were sitting on a table. "I don't know if you've been tested for rabies, but I have my eyes on you, so don't try any funny business."
The raccoon snarled at her. "Hey hey! I don't want any trouble. I just want to win this challenge."
Heather pulled out a box of doggy treats. "If you behave, I'll feed this to you." This caused the raccoon to sit up straight, and Heather gave it a treat. "Good."
After devouring the treat, the raccoon held out its paw, causing Heather to awkwardly shake it.
The camera went to the chameleon, who's colors changed from red to bright yellow. It was supposed to change to Lindsay's hair color, but it didn't obey.
"That's not the color," Lindsay told her animal. "It's supposed to be blonde, not bright yellow. Let's try this again." The chameleon turned dark green in response.
The scene flashed to Shawn and the bear inside the service tent. "I know something that we share," Shawn told the bear. "We both like food, but the only difference is that I can cook and you can't."
The bear growled at that, causing Shawn to retract. "I'm not saying this to insult you. I'm just saying that I teach you how to cook. That way, you won't have to eat out of the trash can."
The bear smiled in response.
Ezekiel was looking at the shark still in its tank. He touched the tank with his hand, and after the shark chomped its jaws, he recoiled back in fear.
"You know what I like to do?" Ezekiel said. "Play songs on my harmonica."
The home schooled guy took his harmonica out and played "Ocean Man" by Ween. Just as he was going to get to the third stanza, the shark howled in boredom and pretended to fall asleep by rolling over.
Ezekiel stopped playing to see what the shark just did and sighed. "I know music doesn't kill animals eh. I'm not that naive."
The scene flashed to Heather and her raccoon lounging about. "I've already taught you manners, but I don't have anything else to do."
The queen bee's face lit up with inspiration. "I know." She lifted up the raccoon. "Want to help me sabotage the others? I'll give you the entire box of treats if you do."
The raccoon thought about it, but complied.
"This will almost be like sabotaging my competition in the ballet competition, only this time, it's on a reality show," Heather said.
Lindsay's chameleon was now orange-colored. "My hair looks like it's colored orange, but that's not the case," Lindsay expressed her frustration.
Behind her, Heather had hooked her raccoon to a fishing line. She swung it over Lindsay's head, allowing for the raccoon to use a can of spray paint on Lindsay's hair.
Seeing what color the hair was now, the chameleon turned white.
"That's definitely wrong," Lindsay said while the raccoon resprayed her hair brown, causing the chameleon to turn into that color. "Wrong again!" Her hair got sprayed pink. "My hair isn't even close to pink!"
Not wanting to be exposed, Heather quickly reeled her raccoon back and took off.
The camera flashed back to the kitchen. The bear was stirring pancake mix and flour in a big bowl as Shawn watched him.
"I work in a bakery, so making cake is my first lesson in cooking," Shawn instructed. "I need to use the bathroom. Keep stirring until I come back."
After Shawn left, the bear decided to search the cabinets for more ingredients. The raccoon, who was under the table, crept from under there and stood near the bowl.
They took out a bottle of maple syrup, and quickly squirted it all onto the bowl. As soon as the raccoon was done, they went back to hiding when the bear came back with the ingredients.
The bear added some sugar into their bowl and resumed stirring the mix, unaware of the syrup. Heather saw her pet return back and they smiled at their sabotage.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel was bringing a set of books with him. "Alright, shark. I think you'd like to read a story."
He took out "The History of Canada" and turned to page one. "This book is one of my favorites. It describes how Canada was made."
Seeing the book that was picked, the shark silently whined before taking out some earplugs and placing them into their ears. Afterwards, they faked a smile just to show that they're paying attention.
"I knew you'd like the story," Ezekiel looked up from his book, unaware of the fact that the shark wasn't listening.
A flash took the scene to a stock shot of the film lot before another cut took it to Ezekiel, Chef, and Chris sitting at a judge's table, the contestants and their animal buddies waiting around in front of it. "Alright cast," Chris announced, "time to judge the animal buddies."
"Why does the bear have frosting on their lips?" Lindsay asked Shawn after seeing the animal lick their lips.
"It's a secret," Shawn replied.
"Heather!" Chris called, earning the attention of the mean girl and her partner. "You and your raccoon are up first!"
"About that," Heather walked up. "I didn't teach my raccoon much of anything," she said, causing Chris to frown at her.
Heather soon whispered to her raccoon, and before anyone else knew it, the raccoon sprung up and snatched Ezekiel's crochet hat.
"That's my hat you're taking!" Ezekiel protested as the raccoon returned to Heather.
"But I did teach it how to snatch and grab," Heather said.
Chris and Chef looked at each other and held up two signs with numbers on it. "Ten!" Chris announced with a smile.
Ezekiel revealed his score. "I give it a six personally!"
Heather glared at the boy and hurled his hat at his face.
"Alright chameleon," Chris said next, "give it all you got."
The chameleon stood on Lindsay's shoulder and turned its color blonde like the girl's hair color.
The three judges clapped and gave Lindsay an eight.
"Shawn," Chris told the remaining contestant. "Time to see what your bear cooked up." He opened the pot and saw a chocolate cake with maple syrup surrounding it. "Why is there maple syrup?"
"I don't know," Shawn shrugged. "The bear must've put it in as a surprise." He got slapped in the head by the bear. "What? I didn't give you any syrup."
Chef took the first bite. "This is an eight. The cake is good, but it gets hard to scrape off your teeth."
Chris was next. "Nine out of ten. I'd like the dessert better if you had properly planned it out."
Ezekiel was the last one. "Maple syrup goes great with everything," he smiled. "Especially cake. This scored ten points!"
"If it makes us look good, I applaud you for your skills," Shawn complimented the bear.
"Points have been tallied," Chris announced. "And the winner of the first challenge is Shawn!"
"Yes!" Shawn cheered, but noticed Ezekiel still eating the cake. "Uh, Ezekiel, are you gonna share with us?"
Ezekiel stopped eating when he heard him. "It is your cake, so yeah."
"I do get first dibs," Chris grabbed a piece before turning to look at the camera. "Be right back," he said with a wink.
The scene faded back in to a shot of a dirt road running through some unidentified forest just as a bus pulled up. Its door opened with a hiss, and Chris stepped off. "Here we are gang! Don't you just love field trips?"
Following him off the bus were the raccoon and Heather, then Lindsay with her chameleon on her shoulder, and finally Shawn who had to pull his bear through by the paw.
"The woods? Again?" Heather asked.
"Your next challenge is to find your way back to the film lot," Chris told them as an angled shot of some trees nearby was shown. "A ten mile hike through these woods," the camera panned back to the castmates, "using only your animal buddies to guide you," the host added and the shot moved over to the raccoon, chameleon, and bear as they shrugged in ignorance.
"But be careful," Chris warned. "Several vicious and life-threatening traps have been set up along the way."
"Who would do such a thing?" Lindsay got scared.
"Hint; it's the only guy here," Heather said.
"It wasn't me, so obviously it was you," Shawn accused Chris.
"Correct!" Chris confirmed. "First one back wins invincibility. Shawn gets to shave thirty minutes off his final time for winning the first challenge. Everyone ready?"
"Wait, where's Ezekiel?" Lindsay asked. "And where's that shark?"
Chris chuckled a bit. "They're just spending time together."
Ezekiel was standing on a rock supervising his shark. "I only have a couple of hours left before I can go home, and it's just you and me."
He realized that his pet had brought more sharks into the stream of water. "What the heck? Chris never told me I had to watch all of you."
"See you all back at the film lot," Chris told them as he took a step onto the bus, "and good luck." He boarded the bus, and moments later the door slid shut and it sped off in a cloud of dust.
The three teens lingered in the area for a moment, then slowly split up. Heather and the raccoon went left, Lindsay and the chameleon went right, and Shawn and the bear stood still.
Shawn saw the girls going their own ways. "I know how to get back. I'm a bit of a navigator," he told her companion, who smiled at the knowledge.
"If you want to know the inside of my bunker, check it out!" Shawn said before pulling out blueprints and showing his first page. "Entrance chamber with eye-scan entry and remote lasers here, here, and here. And here and here. And here." He turned to the next page. "Master bedroom with bite-proof bedspread and weaponized pillows, and just in case…" the page turned, "this is the panic room." He flipped one last time. "And this is the panic room inside the panic room. Can't be too careful."
Heather and her raccoon were shown wandering through the woods and searching around.
"How did Jo manage to do this part of the challenge?" Heather rambled. "It was a stranded episode, but I still don't know which way she went."
The raccoon rolled their eyes, but still followed Heather.
The camera flashed to Lindsay walking through the woods. "No offense," she said to her companion, "but I think I should've picked the bear. Shawn must be lucky riding on their back."
Whether or not the chameleon got offended, they turned themselves invisible. "What the? Where did you go? I can't lose you!" Lindsay frantically ran about trying to locate her pet.
The camera moved to show her stepping on a string hidden behind a small shrub. It snapped, and a rock was launched out of a nearby bush by what looked like a small catapult. It hit Lindsay in the stomach, causing her to kneel over.
"Those were the traps," Lindsay wheezed out before collapsing.
"One of the things I would've liked to do with my money is spend it on a lifetime supply of lip gloss, but I canceled it because there's more things to value," Lindsay confessed. "Like creating a brand new style of lip gloss."
Back with Ezekiel, he was sitting down as he watched the sharks racing each other. He pulled out some cake pieces from the one Shawn and his pet created and proceeded to eat them.
"I should've packed them in a bag if I didn't want syrup in the pockets, but I'll make do," Ezekiel shrugged before a shark swallowed all of his pieces. "Hey! If you wanted a piece, you should have just asked!" he said angrily.
This wasn't the smartest thing to say as the sharks chomped their jaws and went towards his direction.
Not wanting to potentially die, Ezekiel took out the last of his cake slices. "If you want these, go get them!" He threw them far away, causing the sharks to forget about Ezekiel and swim for the cake. "That was close."
The camera cut to Heather as he followed the raccoon. "Are you sure you know where we're going?" she asked. "I am not going to lose because of you leading us in circles."
The raccoon growled, but still stayed by her side.
"Of course I'll be upset," Heather replied. "I have plans for when I win the million bucks."
"When I win, I'm thinking of my own spin-off series. The World According to Heather," Heather described it. "Luckily, I'm up against the dimwit and the nutcase. So they may as well just give me the money, I mean come on. I think we all know who's gonna win."
"Chameleon, where did you wander off to?" Lindsay yelled as she walked through the woods, "We have to be together so we can make it to the film lot."
The camera followed her to show that she was rapidly approaching a large patch of ground with a suspiciously large number of sticks and branches on it. "Could this be the way home?" As soon as Lindsay stepped onto the odd patch of ground, the branches snapped and she fell with a holler into the pit that had been hidden. "Booby traps!"
Shawn and his bear were strolling along. You know," he told his companion, "I can say that I trust you. If you were robotic or built by Chris and the producers, there wouldn't be any trust." The bear giggled happily.
The camera followed them as they came across a pile of leaves. As soon as they hit it, a net seemed to appear in the leaves under their feet and dragged them up in a suspended bundle.
"This isn't good. We have to get down," Shawn mentioned.
"I never thought I would see the day where I got captured in a booby trap," Shawn said.
"I have an idea!" Shawn said as he grabbed some nearby blueberries and gave them to the bear. "You eat as many blueberries as you can. If we're lucky, your increased weight can get us out."
Shawn took out a piece of wood bark carved into a knife. "I'll use this to cut holes into the trap just to help us."
The camera flashed to Heather and the raccoon outside a small cave. "I don't think there's a time for breaks," she told her companion. The raccoon snarled viciously and crawled into the cave. "As long as we're quick," she complied and followed her pet.
Inside the cave was the raccoon's surprisingly luxurious den. There was a reading corner, a kitchen, a ping-pong table, and even a big screen TV.
"You guys are civilized?" Heather said in shock upon seeing the den. "This resembles my house, but much smaller." A raccoon walked by and offered her a sandwich from a tray. "One sandwich? I'll take more than that," she said as she took three.
The raccoon, holding a paddle, chirped at her from the ping-pong table. "Ping pong? Like I would pass up on that offer," Heather said before going over.
The camera went to the pit Lindsay fell into. She had dirt all over her body along with leaves, her boots were gone, leaving her barefooted, and she was drifting into insanity.
"I'm so hungry," Lindsay croaked out. "What can I eat that's edible?"
She pulled out her lipstick and took the tube off before biting into it. "Tastes just like cherries."
Meanwhile, as Shawn was sawing through the net, the bear had its belly and mouth covered from all the berries they were currently eating on. After a few more seconds, the net finally burst and the duo fell into the ground.
"We're free!" Shawn whooped. "Time to get back to the lot."
The scene skipped ahead to a shot of the afternoon sun high in the sky, the camera panning down and to the right to show Chris standing alone by the cast trailers. A little ways to the left was a meager finish line flanked by tall red flags.
"Shawn and his bear!" Chris announced as he saw them coming to the lot. "Nice one!" He proceeded to high five Shawn. "You're the first team to arrive, and for being the first one back, you get a guaranteed spot in the final two."
"Going to the finale!" Shawn whooped with the bear next to him. "Training pets can be a hassle, but as long as they're not your enemies, you can bond well with them!"
"Where is everyone?" Shawn asked the host, both watching the woods along with the bear.
"Sure they'll be here any minute," Chris answered while looking at his watch.
"I'm back!" the voice of Ezekiel announced as he entered the scene.
"Where's the shark, Zeke?" Chris wondered.
"It met some friends in the water," Ezekiel described the situation, "or its family."
"As long as a mammal is reunited with their family, I'm cool with it," Chris shrugged.
The camera panned to the sun as it set, then the moon rose, then the moon set and the sun rose. The shot panned back to them waiting for the remaining contestants, with Chris having grown a large and bushy beard, and the bear asleep.
"Any... minute... now," Chris said weakly, still looking at his watch.
"It's been days," Shawn pointed out. "Maybe we should send out a search party."
"And here they come now!" Chris announced brightly before speeding off screen. The camera pulled back to show Victor and his raccoon and a soaking wet Heather and her fox walking up to the brickhouse.
"Are you guys ok?" DJ asked. "What took you so long?"
"I lost track of time when spending time with Lord Montague," Victor said while gesturing to the raccoon.
"And I wound up taking the wrong river," Heather explained through chattering teeth.
A familiar shout caught their attention and they turned to see Kitsune, now sporting and eye-patch and the parrot on her shoulder, swing into the film lot on a vine. "Argh!" She said in a thick pirate accent. "It be good to be back in me home port."
"Welcome back cast," said a clean shaven Chris. "Better late than never. DJ and his bear buddy easily won the challenge, which means invincibility. DJ gets a free pass into the Final Three."
"Shiver me timbers!" Kitsune cried. "Good job me boy!"
"The question is; Who will join him in the Final Three?" Chris asked. "And who will be the next one outta here? The answer will be revealed on the most exciting Gilded Chris ceremony ev-ah!"
"Now be the time to make the treacherous wench walk the plank!" Kitsune told her allies, who just gave her confused and concerned looks.
"Faith!" Heather groaned. "You're so annoying!"
"Who be Faith?" The goofball asked in genuine curiosity. "I be One-Eyed Foxy, the deadliest pirate on the Seven Seas! And this here's me faithful parrot, Eddie," she added with an affectionate rub of the parrot's head.
"She spent too long in a pit," the parrot explained. "Rawk!"
Heather walked up to the goofball, then slapped her across the face. Kitsune's pupils shrunk and she blinked a couple of times. "Thanks," she said begrudgingly. "I needed that."
"I must say," Victor said, "this has been one of the strangest few days of my life. At least I do not have to vote for DJ now. And maybe Chris will realize that a mole is no longer necessary"
[A grand theme played as the camera zoomed in on the amphitheatre. Several film strips of the host's highlights from the previous season flew past the screen, then the camera panned out from a solid gold screen to show a Guilded Chris.]
"This is a big one cast," Chris told the four teens from his podium. "DJ's safe from elimination which means the rest of you, are fair game. So," he mined a cat's claws scratching, "sharpen those claws and cast your votes. Someone is going home for the last time."
"Pfft," DJ scoffed. "Sorry girl, but you gotta go." He made his vote, and the screen shrunk into the top-left of the screen.
Kitsune sighed in relief as she made her vote. "Now that's satisfying." She shrank into the bottom-right.
"Like it matters at this point," Heather spat bitterly as she made her vote. She shrank into the top-right.
"There really is one choice," Victor said as he made his vote. He shrunk into the bottom-left.
A close-up of Chris grew from the center of the screen and stopped just before it overlapped with any of the castmates' faces.
"The Gilded Chris goes to..." the host announced. "DJ! And Kitsune!" The screen cut to Chris at the podium. "Heather, since you were the only one who didn't vote for you, it's time for your ride home."
"Finally!" Kitsune cheered.
"And Victor will be joining you," Chris added, causing everyone to gasp.
"But why?" DJ asked.
"Let's just say he had some special caused in his contract that he is now in breach of," the host answered.
"But DJ was immune!" Victor protested. "What would you have me do?"
"I don't know," Chris answered with a shrug. "Maybe sabotage DJ like we told you to," the other three gasped again.
"So Sugar was right?" Heather asked in disbelief.
"Confession time," Kitsune said. "I kinda knew Sugar was telling the truth. Seriously guys, Victor's a terrible liar."
Victor sighed and stood up. "I apologize for my actions and I hope that you will forgive me," he told his allies. "Please know that had I not been contractually obligated, I never would have influenced your votes like I had."
"Don't sweat it," Kitsune said with a wave of her hand. "We can't help the things this show makes us do."
"And it's not like you gave anyone an advantage in the competition," DJ added. Victor, upon hearing their words, beamed brightly.
"I'm not okay with it!" Heather shouted. "What was the point in the vote if you were gonna boot him anyway?!"
"Huh," Chris said. "I did not think about that."
"So that means that I can stay and he can go right?" Heather asked.
"Not really, all votes are final," the host explained. "And even so, technically he was disqualified after you were voted off."
"Well you'll be hearing from my lawyers!" Heather threatened.
"Considering that his being here kept you in the game for like three more episode," Chris replied, "I doubt you have a case."
The camera cut to a long distance shot of the film lot as a frustrated growl from Heather shook the screen.
The scene flashed ahead to Heather and Victor getting escorted to the Lame-osine by Chef. "You'll be penniless! Jobless! Your name'll be mud on every blog from here to Cape Breton!" Heather yelled back at the host. "You think you were in trouble when Alejandro sued?! I'll make you wish you never met me!"
Victor got in the limo, Heather was thrown in by Chef, and the cook slammed the door shut. It sped off in a cloud of dust, and the shot cut back to the start of the red carpet where the host stood flanked by the two finalists. "DJ! Kitsune!" he announced, putting his arms around their shoulders. The two
Victor got in the limo, Heather was thrown in by Chef, and the cook slammed the door shut. It sped off in a cloud of dust, and the shot cut back to the start of the red carpet where the host stood flanked by the two finalists. "DJ! Kitsune!" he announced, putting his arms around their shoulders. The two smiled brightly at the camera. "The Final Two! One of you will become a millionaire! And the other...will
The host rose his arms and knocked the two down in the process. "Tune in to our most controversial episode ever, of, Total! Drama!
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The Gentleman and The Queen Bee both sat in the limo in an awkward silence. "So," Victor
"Don't talk to me," Heather
"Pardon me for attempting to dispel the tension," he replied
"Well I'm sorry," Heather said in frustration. "But I just lived through six weeks of torture, the guy I kinda have a crush on is head over heels with the most annoying person on the planet, and to top it all off I was just voted off. By you! So excuse me if I'm ot in the mood to talk. Especially considering if you'd done your job as a mole, I'd still be in the
Victor pursed his lips. "You do realize that even without my vote you still would have been voted off. Also, the fact that the producers had to hire someone to keep you on the show should tell you
Heather opened her mouth but Victor cut her off. "But by all means, continue your sul
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2023.03.29 12:31 flugelnuss What methods have you used to go no contact with your ex wife after divorce?
We have two children ages 10 and 13. All she ever wants to do is fight with me. I’m not interested. We have been divorced for a year and a half now and it impossible to co-parent with her. I have grey rocked her and rarely even read her messages on talking parents app anymore. All my conversations, which are slim to none, are one sided. I don’t respond to her to give her any ammo.
This woman cost me over $70k in legal fees in a 4 year long divorce. She withheld custody over 4 times and has weaponized the children for her maximum financial benefit as well as hurt me in the past. She falsely accused me of sexual abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse, financial abuse and worst of all child abuse in court documents. There is so much more crappy shit she has done that I don’t prefer to bring back up.
I have noticed that I am on the super happy side of the spectrum when I go no contact with her. I’m a better dad because the crippling anxiety is gone. I know she’s my kids mom, but I really don’t feel it’s healthy for me or my kids for me to have any kind of contact with her. She’s pure evil and it took me a long time to gain the courage to stand up to her and set hard boundaries.
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2023.03.29 12:31 Mundane-Carpenter-89 How to have a good college life at 24
Yes I know college is for academics and getting yourself ready for life, but lack of a social life has always made me depressed. In fact it makes it harder for me to do well in other aspects of college because of depression.
I couldn’t attend college at first because of horribly traumatic life events I’d honestly rather not go over. But I’m finally beginning at 24. Again I know college is for academics, but the topic of this post is social life
I want to be able to still make friends, go to parties and date/form relationships. But I want to know how I should do all this at my age. I’m not weird socially and I do have hobbies. Just older than most others.
How to do this at my age?
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2023.03.29 12:30 TransieRaidenMain Hi, looking for caregiver
About me: My name is alex, my little age is 2-4, I'm autistic, I'm looking for a caregiver that is 15-18, I'm really sensitive and cry easy, I want someone who is available for facetime a lot of the time, especially during the night(CST) cuz I get anxious and don't like sleep alone, I just generally want someone who will be there for me, and love me
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2023.03.29 12:30 introv_Thought_1472 Cyber-victimization questionnaire for dissertation for age group of 15-18 yrs
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2023.03.29 12:30 cannonman58102 34 [M4A] Anyone want some coffee or dinner on me at or near SM Fairview?
I'm down with errands and up for buying you coffee or dinner. Just want some company. Open to anyone cool regardless of gender, age, or orientation. Just be a decent person.
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2023.03.29 12:30 Venus_Venom 40 stunning beautiful photos of Bhagyashree in saree which proves she is aging gracefully.
2023.03.29 12:30 AutoModerator Recommend Me a Fragrance (Posts every Other Day)
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2023.03.29 12:29 7000-Blinks Renting and flat sharing in your mid-30's?
I've been looking to move out of my current house share via sites like Spareroom, and feel like all the posts are by people in their 20s looking to share with someone of a similar age - is the general consensus that flat shares is something you should move on from after a certain age or am i being paranoid?
For context, I'm a single 37 year old gay male in the NA who earns £25k a year. Due to the current hike in rental prices, I'd struggle financially if I were to go for a one bedroom place within my area.
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2023.03.29 12:29 Rifletree Bill Haast, a Florida man, injected snake venom into his blood to immunize himself from deadly bites. He was bitten over 172 times by usual deadly snakes, but survived each time. He lived till the age of 100.
2023.03.29 12:29 Such-Promise4606 Everyone want Signal Lance in toy form. And why not his friend too, Phreaker?