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2011.01.01 18:54 52 Book Challenge
A subreddit for the participants of the 52 Book Challenge (one book per week for a year) to discuss their progress and discoveries.
2019.03.09 00:59 DefNottheMI6 Just pics of cute animals
Cute (or maybe not, we aren’t picky) animals cuddling or just being together. (I don’t know how to make subreddits). Contact me if there is issue with submissions because I don’t know what I’m doing..
2016.11.01 10:33 tilnewstuff Salty satire and morons unite.
A subreddit about people who miss the joke/satire.
2023.03.30 19:45 Rough_Category_746 Does anyone else hate logging food? Is there anyway to make this easier/better?
I am currently using a trial of Noom and I hate logging food. I know, logically, that is how you are accountable, but it seems like they don't have a lot of the foods I eat on their site. Also, as a parent, I do a lot of nibbling on leftovers (the toddler leftover diet). Or I am eating on the go and trying to remember to log later, or not portioning out foods or feeling like I have to eat already portioned items in order to be able to track. What works for y'all to count calories and track foods?
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2023.03.30 19:44 Nephantasia It all started with an innocent question that led me to panic for months now
Hi, I just found this subreddit and I need reassurance so badly.
I have general anxiety and tend to worry a lot. But I somehow never worried about being pregnant because I am on the pill. But a coworker of mine after a conversation about the pill asked me a simple question: "How do you know you're not pregnant if you don't get the period or any bleeding at all on the pill?". And that just... opened the floodgates. I took a pregnancy test 2 days after I bought it because I was panicking so much about the result (negative but I read that they can be false negatives and one person on quora even said she took 3 negatives and still was pregnant) and now I'm so paranoid it's all I can think about. I'm lucky enough to live in a country that allows abortion but what if I don't notice until it's too late to abort?? I absolutely don't want kids. My boyfriend doesn't want a lobotomy though and I would have to pay 800-1k euros for one. So, any advice how to deal with this? I'm so scared. I can't just go off my pill for a month to check because I have really painful cramps.
This probably sounded really silly but it's frighteningly real to me. Thanks for reading this mess.
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2023.03.30 19:44 J0E_Blow "Early Departure/Check-Out Fees"?
I'm staying at a Holiday Inn and booked it for 7 days but now want to leave early. It looks like there's an Early Departure fee but I'm not sure how much it is. My assumption is that I won't get a refund if I leave early but I also don't want to pay extra to leave.
Does it makes sense to just not check-out?
In the past I've been told you can just walk out and by noon of the day you're supposed to check-out they assume you've left.
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2023.03.30 19:44 AliceBurek Andheim
I'm happy to announce that I finished my book now I'm translating it into English.
You can see more on my Wattpad. Andheim - Full Book English version - Alicja Burek - Wattpad
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Northeast of the city of Lira. The Great Battle was underway. The Kingdom of Andaroln and the Kingdom of Ithrandil fought each other. Humans vs High Elves.
On the dried, trampled grass of the meadow, two armies were advancing on each other. In the cloudless southern sun of Andaroln summer. Human soldiers, under the banner of a golden sword crossed with a lightning bolt in the crown crest, tried to maintain formation. Armed with swords, shields, and chainmail, they fended off a frontal attack by the silver-skinned Elves, who wore emerald armor that looked as if it were made of cut stone. Compared to them, people looked like a random collection. They had no such armor, and some had none at all.
In addition, the Elves possessed terrible weapons. The Ents broke through the ranks, heedless of any resistance. Trees bred to become ruthless machines powered by magic. Feeling no pain and knowing no mercy. They assume an almost humanoid form during combat. Arms with roots instead of fingers grabbed and tore people apart. The Andarolians knew only two ways to defeat them. A strong mage was needed, and that was the problem, unlike the Elves, many people didn't know magic. Secon way was to bombard the Ent with so many incendiary arrows that they start to burn. And hidden in the crown of the tree, the Elf that was controlling it was burning alive. The archers kept behind the infantry were important, they supported the soldiers fighting in front.
Andaroln was famous for its cavalry, but it was useless against the Ents. Horses were afraid of moving trees. Except for the armored horses the Paladins rode. They weren't even afraid of lightning. For this is what their fearless riders wield. In full silver plate armour, consisting of visors, shoulder pads, breastplates, gloves, and shin guards. With blue tabards with a white lightning bolt in a circle on the chest. Armed with long lances and a triangular two-color shield. They surrounded the elven army and charged at it, surrounded by an aura of lightning that struck enemies within range.
Among the Andarolian troops on the right flank was Wyndelf. This Andaroln Captain in his twenties, he fought in the front row with his two-handed bastard sword. He was a massive tall man with a long face, a low forehead, a large, slightly curved nose, and a thin mouth. He had a fair complexion, broad shoulders, stern green eyes, and shoulder-length disheveled dark brown hair. A short beard covered his face. He wore a steel hauberk over a leather waistcoat, simple black canvas trousers, and leather boots.
This wasn't his first battle. He remembered the words of the knight training him and the other recruits. "The elves know magic and are cunning, tire them out to defeat them." That's what he was doing, starting a sword fight. He forced the Elf to parry with quick swings and finally finished him off. All around were the screams of the wounded, the dying of the dead. As far as the eye could see, there were either enemies or allies. They were outnumbered. This battle was fought by the largest army in Andaroln's history, 60,000 strong. There were only twenty-five thousand elves.
On a hill nearby sat the Queen of the Elves, commanding and casting terrifying spells. Fireballs the size of great cauldrons hit the Andaroln soldiers like great boulders. They exploded, killing and severely burning those lucky enough to survive. Wyndelf kept silently praying to Anedothon that one didn't hit him. He didn't know how many elves he had already defeated. He was a better swordsman than them, but when one had magic he could only dodge and wait until he ran out of magical energy or was hit by an allied arrow.
Another hit him. Armed with a curved sword and shield. Both hands are busy. That meant he had no hand to cast. Wyndelf quickly dismissed the thought, however, as fire ignited on the curved blade. Yellow eyes shone from behind the visor. He moved forward. The Andarolian could only parry. In the brief exchange of blows, he sensed an opportunity. He jumped back and, using the greatsword's reach, aimed at the legs not covered by the shield. He tripped his opponent. He dropped the sword from his hand, and Wyndelf finished him off with another blow.
After defeating him, he realized that he was alone. Fortunately, there are not many enemies on the right flank either. The three elves gathered around the elf. They were covering her, apparently she was their commander. She was tired and had to sit down. They drew their swords and rushed towards him. Each with a curved short blade in one hand. And the other was nothing. Did they know magic? They surrounded him. They were about to attack simultaneously, giving Wyndelf no chance, when he moved forward and with a confident thrust of his sword felled the first elf. The other ran up to him, but his range was too short. A bastard's long sword sliced through his elven armor. The third looked uncertain. Escaped.
He was left alone with the tired Elf. She stood up, leaning on a long curved sword. Yellow eyes also shone from behind the veil of the helmet. She was tall, equal to his height, and he was not short. She raised her sword and charged at him. He was ready to make the attack. However, she stopped deadpan. She directed her hand towards the ground. Roots sprouted from the ground beneath him and encircled him. He tried to break away. She was getting closer. He reached for his belt knife. He cut the part. He released his sword and was completely free. He rushed at her. She raised the blade. She parried the first blow, and so did the second. she was backing up. He swung a third time. However, she stumbled over the corpse of the dead Elf, thus avoiding the blow. The helmet of elven metal fell from her head, and a face appeared to Wyndelf, a beautiful round one with prominent cheekbones. He was about to hit her, but hesitated.
He looked at her more. She was young as an elf. He saw fear in her big yellow eyes. Her forehead was smooth, her mouth dark and wide. Lush, shoulder-length, light green hair. The Andarolian was speechless. He had never seen someone so beautiful. He was standing over her with his two-handed sword raised. They stared at each other like that for a moment.
Then slowly the elf stood up. Without making sudden movements. She took two steps back, turned and ran towards the forest. Wyndelf stared after her for a moment, then shook himself. He looked at the hill. He could have been an easy target. He was alone on the right flank. However, the Elf Queen had other concerns.
Five Paladins rode towards her to challenge her. In the center is the Grand Master of Thelarix. A man of medium height in his sixties. A thin man with a long face, high forehead, prominent nose, thin lips and gray tousled hair. His large blue eyes were constantly glowing with a stern look. A fine stubble covered his face. Armed like the rest of the Paladins, except for the lack of a visor covering his head.
He was going to meet the Queen. They went up the hill. The Elf Queen sat on her horse, accompanied by her bodyguards, and measured the people with a cold gaze. She wore emerald armor like the other elves. On her head, however, instead of a helmet, she wore a golden crown studded with rubies. She was beautiful but her face was cold. She had silver Elven skin and orange gleaming eyes.
— So the humans sent their best warrior... a grey-haired old man? — she asked contemptuously..
— Don't be overconfident, Elf witch. — Thelarix answered her and pointed the lance skyward.
Lightning burst from the cloudless sky and struck the lance's tip. Lightning surrounded the Paladin. Constantly dancing all around him. It was five out of five. The Paladins accompanying the master of the order rushed at the Queen's bodyguards. They tried unsuccessfully to summon the roots to defend themselves. But that didn't help. The queen was amazed at how quickly her bodyguards were dealt with. However, she smiled when it became clear that other Paladins would not interfere in her duel with the old man. They stood on either side watching carefully. The elf created spears of fire and rushed at the old man. Thelarix charged at her, pointing lances at her. They clashed. The fiery spear shattered against the plate armor that surrounded the lightning bolt. The lance pierced the Queen's chest right through. She hung on a polearm. Her dead-open eyes were startled.
Seeing this, the elves broke down and started to retreat to the east. Thelarix let go of the lances. He dismounted and looked at the Crown. He took her hand. He sensed an unimaginable amount of magical energy from it.
— It's a powerful artifact. How could someone with something like that get defeated so easily? — he thought.
He got back on his horse with the prey. And he went down the hill. He looked at the man leaning on a long two-handed sword. Around him, a dozen dead elves. He was amazed. He drove up to him. There was an uproar nearby.
— Soldiers gather here — cried Thelarix loudly.
The Andarolians began to gather. Countless eyes were now on Wyndelf
— What's your name boy? — the Master of the Order asked quietly.
— Wyndelf Tarronghill — replied the Man.
Then the Paladin Commander spoke loudly to everyone — This Wyndelf Tarronghill here is a brave warrior, he fought tirelessly today for us and all of Andalorn, he deserves the glory, from now on he will be known as the Berserker of Lira —.
There were cheers and applause. Wyndelf was surprised. After a while, the crowd parted. On a beautiful silver horse rode a man whom everyone knew. King Killrog. A man in his forties, of medium height, massive, with a serious handsome face, broad shoulders, low forehead, small nose, blue eyes, stubble and short brown hair. He wore plate armor with the golden Crest of Andaroln on his chest and a blue cape with gold trimmings thrown over him. On his head was a golden crown studded with sapphires.
Wyndelf knelt as the King rode up. Thelarix dismounted and did the same. So are the soldiers.
— It's a great day — Killrog began. — We have defeated the greatest Elven army yet, today we have recaptured Lira, and soon we will recapture the rest of our lands, we will not rest until we drive the filthy Elves away — he said loudly and the crowd cheered.
Thelarix showed him the crown. The king took it and lifted it up — We have their Queen's Crown, their end is near.. —
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2023.03.30 19:44 fidelityinvestments Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA
An IRA can be a smart, tax advantaged way to save for retirement if you want to save more than your workplace retirement plan annual contribution limit allows, or you just want added tax benefits for your savings. But it can be a challenge to decide which IRA is best for you and your financial situation.
Here are the differences between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA, plus 3 tips to help you choose which account may be best for you today and in the future.
Oh, and by the way: A “traditional IRA” or “trad IRA” is the same thing as an individual retirement account, or IRA. There are a few different types of IRAs, but Traditional and Roth IRAs are most commonly used. What is a traditional IRA?
In an individual retirement account (IRA)/Traditional
IRA, you make contributions up to the annual contribution limit with money that you may be able to deduct on your tax return, and any earnings can potentially grow in the account tax-deferred until you withdraw them in retirement. The idea is that your tax bracket in retirement may be lower than during your working years, so the tax deferral means that the money may be taxed at a lower rate in the future. Keep in mind that taxes and penalties may apply if you take money out before age 59½. What is a Roth IRA?
With a Roth IRA
, you make contributions with money you've already paid taxes on (after-tax contributions), and your money has the potential to grow tax free, with tax-free withdrawals in retirement, provided that you meet requirements for a qualified withdrawal. To be eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA, you have to have earned income that does not exceed the IRS’s Roth IRA income limits.
One of the benefits of a Roth IRA is that you can take out your contributions at any time if you’re in an emergency. While you want to keep your retirement savings long term, Roth IRAs can offer flexibility in a financial emergency. But tax penalties may apply if you take any investment earnings out before age 59½ (or meet one of several exemptions), or if you take contributions out that haven’t satisfied the IRS’s 5-year aging rule. Traditional or Roth IRA?
If you qualify to contribute to both accounts, here are 3 things you should consider when choosing where to save and invest for retirement. Tax now or later
Pay taxes now or pay taxes later? That is the question—for most, at least.
The key difference between a traditional and a Roth IRA is taxes. With a traditional IRA, your contributions can be tax deductible—meaning you could reduce your taxable income or tax liability. Though you’ll eventually have to pay Uncle Sam when you withdraw any deductible contributions in retirement.
A Roth IRA is the opposite. Contributions are made with money that has already been taxed (your contributions don't reduce your taxable income), and you generally don't have to pay taxes when you withdraw the money in retirement.
This means that you need to choose between paying taxes now or in retirement. So, you may want to get the tax benefit when you think your tax bracket is going to be the highest. In general:
Are you a spender or a saver?
- If you believe your tax bracket will be significantly higher in retirement than it is now, a Roth account may make sense, because qualified withdrawals are federally tax free.
- If you believe your tax bracket will be significantly lower in retirement than it is now, a traditional account may work better for you, because you will pay a lower tax on your withdrawals. Consult a tax advisor for questions about your specific situation.
Some people spend all their available money, some people tend to save it. That's no judgment against spenders. But how you manage your money can help you choose which type of account may make sense for you.
Crunch the numbers
- Other things being equal, and assuming contributions are of similar size, traditional IRA accounts preserve more money to spend today while Roth accounts tend to provide more money to spend in the future. But remember, if you are over the income limit or are an active participant in a workplace plan, you may not be eligible for tax-deductible contributions in a traditional IRA.
- On the other hand, a contribution to a Roth account reduces the amount of money left in your pocket, because you pay taxes on your contributions up front. If you’re like many people who tend to spend their take-home pay, opting for a Roth and thus having less available to spend might be a good thing when it comes to your retirement savings.
- There’s one more factor to consider: Even if you do hold on to, and then invest, the tax savings from a contribution to a traditional IRA account, where will you be able to invest it? If you end up investing it in a taxable brokerage account, the return you earn on that investment will typically be lower than it would be in a retirement account because of the taxes you’ll have to pay along the way.
Sometimes, it takes a little bit of math. We’ve developed an IRA vs Roth IRA calculator
that can help you learn which IRA might be best for you in as little as 3 questions. Plus, this calculator can help you learn how much you can contribute
. If you’re ineligible for a Roth IRA, you can consider Roth conversions
, but make sure to consult a tax advisor as there can be tax consequences.
Quick tip: Remember that contributions to an IRA are not automatically invested, like those to a 401(k) or 403(b). Learn more about investing your IRA here
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2023.03.30 19:43 slackforce Question about how sparing bosses carries over.
I'm replaying the game so I can complete the board and spare everyone this time around. I beat Sean by sparing him, then replayed it again to reduce my deaths...except my muscle-memory got in the way and I accidentally killed him again at the end.
I checked the board and it has a circle around his face instead of an X, so I'm hoping that means I don't have to replay it again just to spare him? I did really well on this last mission and I'd like to keep my death count going forward.
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2023.03.30 19:43 Traditional_Bison162 Where to Watch Spinning Gold Online For Free?
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The streaming giant has a massive catalog of television shows and movies, but it does not include 'Spinning Gold.' We recommend our readers watch other dark fantasy films like 'The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.'
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Crunchyroll, along with Funimation, has acquired the rights to the film and will be responsible for its distribution in North America.Therefore, we recommend our readers to look for the movie on the streamer in the coming months. subscribers can also watch dark fantasy shows like 'Jujutsu Kaisen.'
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Spinning Gold neared theaters, though, Johnson clarified that statement in a recent sit-down with Yahoo Entertainment (watch above).
“I feel like this is our opportunity now to expand the DC Universe and what we have in Spinning Gold, which I think is really cool just as a fan, is we introduce five new superheroes to the world,” Johnson tells us. Aldis Hodge's Hawkman, Noah Centineo's Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell's Cyclone and Pierce Brosnan's Doctor Fate, who together comprise the Justice Society.) “One anti-hero.” (That would be DJ's Spinning Gold.)
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that's what I meant by the resetting. Maybe resetting' wasn't a good term.only
In addition to being Johnson's DC Universe debut, “Spinning Gold” is also notable for marking the return of Henry Cavill's Superman. The cameo is likely to set up future showdowns between the two characters, but Hodge was completely unaware of it until he saw the film.
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Unfortunately, Spinning Gold is not currently available to stream on Disney Plus and it's not expected that the film will release on Disney Plus until late December at the absolute earliest.
While Disney eventually releases its various studios' films on Disney Plus for subscribers to watch via its streaming platform, most major releases don't arrive on Disney Plus until at least 45-60 days after the film's theatrical release.
The sequel opened to $150 million internationally, which Disney reports is 4% ahead of the first film when comparing like for likes at current exchange rates. Overall, the global cume comes to $330 million. Can it become the year's third film to make it past $1 billion worldwide despite China and Russia, which made up around $124 million of the first film's $682 million international box office, being out of play? It may be tough, but it's not impossible. Legging out past $500 million is plausible on the domestic front (that would be a multiplier of at least 2.7), and another $500 million abroad would be a drop of around $58 million from the original after excluding the two MIA markets. It'd be another story if audiences didn't love the film,but the positive reception suggests that Wakanda Forever will outperform the legs on this year's earlier MCU titles (Multiverse of Madness and Love and Thunder had multipliers of 2.2 and 2.3 respectively).
As for the rest of the box office, there's little to get excited about, with nothing else grossing above $10 million as Hollywood shied away from releasing anything significant not just this weekend but also over the previous two weekends. When Black Panther opened in 2018, there was no counterprogramming that opened the same weekend, but Peter Rabbit and Fifty Shades Freed were in their second weekends and took second and third with $17.5 million and $17.3 million respectively. That weekend had an overall cume of $287 million compared to $208 million this weekend Take away the $22 million gap between the two Black Panther films and there's still a $57 million gap between the two weekends. The difference may not feel that large when a mega blockbuster is propping up the grosses,but the contrast is harsher when the mid-level films are the entire box office as we saw in recent months.
Spinning Gold, which is the biggest grosser of the rough post-summer, pre-Wakanda Forever season, came in second with just $8.6 million. Despite the blockbuster competition that arrived in its fourth weekend, the numbers didn't totally collapse, dropping 53 % for a cume of $151 million. Worldwide it is at $352 million, which isn't a great cume as the grosses start to wind down considering its $200 million budget. Still, it's the biggest of any film since Spinning Gold, though Wakanda Forever will overtake it any day now.
Spinning Gold came in third place in its fourth weekend, down 29% with $6.1 million, emerging as one of the season's most durable grossers and one of the year's few bright spots when it comes to films for adults. The domestic cume is $56.5 million Fourth place went to Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which had a negligible drop of 5% for a $3.2 million sixth weekend and $40.8 million cume., in fact
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2023.03.30 19:43 Sinpleton025 [Rifts of War] - Chapter 7
Battle report: R-02 Time: One day after the Galdush battle, day 21 since REC forces crossed to the other side Report carried out by: Brigadier General Oscar Wayne Report states: At noon of the 21st day the remains of the enemy seventh army engaged base Galdush. The attack was carried out by air forces, consisting of the enemy's seventh wyvern corp, and ground forces, consisting of the enemy's seventh siege legion. The wyverns came within roughly three miles from the base before the majority was taken out of the sky by AN/TWQ-2 missile systems, the rest either fled or stayed and were taken out via heavy machine gun fire. The siege legion was destroyed sooner by M155A2 self-propelled howitzers. The majority was eliminated, and remnants fled. Outcome: Victory REC casualties: None Enemy casualties: Estimated 4.000 (Not including wyverns and hardware) Identification sources: Captured general of the seventh army, Drannor Crax; Captured dwarven commander Dunan Oremelt.
(Twenty days after the Galdush battle)
Imperial palace, Elyana
"What is the meaning of this!?", Canus yelled in furious anger as he stood up from his throne.
"Your Majesty, I can explain.", Laeroth said standing in the center of the Grand chamber, surrounded by senators and the Chosen legions, "I was planning on informing you-"
"Inform me of what!? That the invasion force led by general Ylindar was destroyed in less than a day!? That the troops you sent to Galdush to stop the humans were also crushed!? That we lost nearly two hundred thousand forces, including two of our armies and generals, in less than one fucking moon cycle!?".
This was the first time anyone has seen Canus rage out like this. His whole life he was calm and collected, never raising his voice at anyone. Even if he did have an outburst, its magnitude was nowhere near the level of what the Grand chamber's attendants were experiencing at this moment. Laeroth had no words with which to defend himself and lying was beneath. He underestimated the enemy's capabilities. If they could do this, then he shuddered to imagine what they would do if they were given even more time. All he knew for sure was that a direct approach will undoubtedly lead to failure.
"Your Majesty.", Laeroth spoke, "I meant no disrespect. I only assumed that-"
"You assumed!? You do not assume, Laeroth. You determine! You bring solutions and results. In over three hundred cycles you never once assumed anything. What has changed? Are you losing your edge?"
"Perhaps I should put someone else in charge.". These words shook Laeroth to the core. "Someone more youthful. Someone I can fully trust. Someone capable of cleaning this mess. Perhaps Athtar, maybe Reebus or Syndra. Or... maybe that fellow Alpharan."
"No!", Laeroth shouted, his voice booming over the halls, making everyone present twitch. He drew his sword and knelt, "I shall resolve this. I shall not fail you, Your Majesty.". He brought the edge of his sword to his left hand and without hesitation sliced off his smallest finger. Then he placed his sword on the floor and offered Canus his finger. Canus slowly walked over to him and took it.
After observing the finger for several moments, Canus spoke, "Rise.", and so Laeroth did, "This is your final chance. Should you fail me, you will lose more than this finger.". With a bow and a salute, Laeroth exited the chamber. "This meeting is over! Return to your duties!"
With that, the chamber was emptied and only Canus remained with his guard. Sitting on his throne, Canus observed Laeroth's finger. All he could do was hope and pray that Laeroth's determination would prevail.
As Laeroth walked down the halls he patched up his hand with cloth. His first captain walked beside him, "Sir! You must slow down."
"I cannot Helion!", Laeroth shouted, "Every minute we spend bickering is a minute we give to the enemy. Their power, their speed, it is like nothing we faced before."
"Well... What do we do? What can we do?"
"First we need to fortify the North Alston river. Send word to general Lyklor Balphine of the XI and general Reebus Octo of the XII. Tell them to hold the bridges and not let the enemy pass. Since they have powerful cannons, they need to spread their forces out and use long-range catapults. Second, send word to the Meilume nobility and tell them to leave the region. Third, bring me the captive humans as soon as possible. Where are they?"
"About a dozen have been scattered at the Meilume and Kuruk capitals. The rest are on their way to the other cities between Kuruk and Elyana and many will be sent to the mines of the Tubal mountains."
"I want eight captives here as soon as possible."
"Understood sir.". The captain saluted and rushed to his duties, leaving Laeroth who entered his personal chamber and grabbed his flask. After he emptied it he threw it to the corner of the room. Sitting down on his bed he caught his breath and stared at the spirit statues on his shelf and prayed, "Morto, I beg of you. Bring death upon these cursed enemies."
(Around the same time)
South village, Yellow forest county, Meilume
Nym will never forget what happened that day. His little crew swore that they would never tell anyone about it. That... man, if it can be called a man, terrified them. When they returned to their parents they lied about how they were running from ferals they saw in the forest while playing. This put the whole village on alert. Of course, it would, a danger of ferals attacking was normal. The whole forest had dens of feral welfen and leanoids, but the county didn't have the means with which to deal with the problem and the empire doesn't see them as a threat overall, so the counties were on their own.
The Yellow forest county had roughly eight thousand people living in it with roughly six hundred militia. It was small compared to some other counties but it held on all things considered. Some people wanted to leave the country as they feared it was becoming too dangerous due to feral activity, but recent events made them choose otherwise. Two massive armies marched near their forest and looking down from the hill the people could see them. The first one marched to the rift to get to the other side and the other after them to assist them. But they were all defeated. This frightened the people of Yellow forest, but they chose to stay, thinking that maybe the enemy won't enter their forest because of the ferals. A long shot, but one they chose to take.
Nym was outside with his friends. The sun was starting to set and they had to return home from mushroom picking. "We never should have gone there.", said Cohnal.
"Stop talking about it.", Nym said, "It's done, stop."
"He has a point, Nym.", Elsha said, "I don't know why that man let us go but... I don't ever want to see him again."
"Same here.", said Meara.
"And we won't have to.", Nym said, "As long as we don't tell anyone anything and we never go to Galdush, we will be fine."
The four of them nodded to that. What happened on that day scared them to the core. But it made them confused more than anything else. The passing imperial soldiers said how they were going to a savage land filled with barbaric monsters. But if that was true, then why did the men on Galdush spare them? Was it because they took no pleasure in killing children? One thing was for sure, they will heed their advice and stay away.
"I think we have enough.", Elsha said.
"Yes.", Hallas said, "We should probably return to the village before ferals show up."
"I don't think they will.", Nym said.
"What do you mean?", Meara asked.
"Haven't you noticed that we haven't seen any ferals in several moon cycles? It's like they ran away."
"That is strange.", Cohnal said, "But either way, we should hurry back."
The five of them started walking back. The forest is quite beautiful in the evening and at night. The reason why it's called Yellow forest is that in the late yellow season and all of the green season, the yellow-backed fireflies and red-headed beetles start flying at night and illuminate the whole forest with yellow and red dots. The county doesn't put up many torches in these times because the people love watching the red and yellow dance of insects. A few beetles have come out of the trees and this told the children they should hurry.
As they ran through the forest, Elsha stopped when she heard rustling in a nearby bush. Her curiosity got the better of her and she walked closer to the bush, despite Nym telling her not to. She walked closer and closer and when she got closer she noticed a pair of green eyes inside the bush. She realized immediately what it was and jumped back just before the creature jumped after her. It was a goblin. Short and bald with a big nose and ugly teeth it wore rags and held a crudely made spear. Elsha was backing away but she slipped and fell on her back. The goblin was about to stab her with his spear, but Nym jumped in and shanked it in the side, piercing its heart. Pulling out the knife he grabbed Elsha and the five of them started running back to the village. As they ran, goblins started jumping out of the bushes and shrubs. Dozens of them. The children could see the gate of the village.
"Open the gate!", Nym yelled as he dragged Elsha, "Goblins! Let us in!"
The guards quickly rushed to open the gate. They opened it just enough so the children could pass. One by one passed and Nym was about to cross but he was grabbed by the goblins. The goblin that grabbed him was taller and bulkier than the rest. He dragged Nym back and left as more goblins showed up. The children cried and the guards quickly closed the gate and climbed on the walls. They saw not dozens, but hundreds of goblins. How could there be so many, they couldn't know and there was no time to find out. The one hundred and fifty militia that were at the village armed themselves and prepared to fight. The goblins threw stones at them but the stone is not as strong as an arrow. The militia opened fire with bows and crossbows, killing dozens of them. The larger goblins threw larger stones and even smaller goblins at the wall. A few made it over and some landed on the militia and started stabbing them. One militia fighter used his sword to slice their heads off and grabbed the crossbow of a fallen fighter and shot the larger goblin in the head, killing him and letting his disgusting, bloated hunk of flesh flop on the ground.
"Aim for the large ones first!", he shouted, "I need spears on the edges, they are climbing! Burn them, they hate fire!". He continued to kill more goblins, slicing the heads of the ones who climbed up on the wall's edges. In front, he could see how a section was overwhelmed as the large goblins threw smaller ones at the militia. He grabbed a nearby shield and charged at them, knocking several down and letting the forces on the ground deal with them. As he looked down he saw the last six large goblins grab a log and he immediately understood their role. "Prepare the torches! Grab cloth!". The fighters did just that and threw the burning cloth and torches at the goblins as they hit the gate with their log.
As the battle went on, the militia killed dozens of goblins with volleys of arrows but more just kept coming. They could see the end though, there were no more large goblins and the small ones had organized a suicide charge to overwhelm the wall, but the fighters kept throwing fire and shooting them with arrows. As this was happening, however, something was happening in the village. The people were all in their homes, but a few were still helping the militia fight as they treated their wounds and brought arrows, food, and boiling water. One of them heard something coming from the abandoned well and moved closer to see. When he got closer he peaked in and a green hand grabbed him as another one stabbed him in the throat. From the good goblins came, several of them, then a few dozen. They went into homes and people started screaming. Elsha was in one of the homes, and her grandmother was laying in the corner when a goblin walked towards her, but Elsha took a knife and stabbed it in the head. From her door, she could see more of them running towards her. She was scared but relieved as more militia came. They were from the western village of the county and had come as soon as they could. The fighters went into the homes and started killing the goblins. Chopping off heads, stabbing hearts and lungs, firing crossbows, burning, the militia used everything.
Eventually, the goblins inside the village were all killed and the fires were put out. The goblins outside the wall were mostly dead but nearly a hundred fled. This was a dark night. The south militia lost nearly a third of its force and dozens of people were killed by the goblins from the well, which was covered up with wooded planks and stone. But the damage to the hearts and minds of the people was greater. Mothers mourned their children and children their fathers. Their greatest fear was the goblins coming back.
(The next day)
Everyone looked to the wall defender, Tulgor, the commander of the south militia. They hoped he would have an answer to all this, and so did he. Some wanted revenge, many asked what to do next. Truth is, he didn't know what to do. Something like this never occurred and no one thought it was possible.
"Tulgor.", spoke an elderly elf, "What do you think we should do?"
"I... I do not know, elder.", Tulgor replied, making everyone around them lower their heads in grief, "We could send fighters down the well and see what is down there. It could be their den and if so they are asleep. But I cannot be certain what we will face. If we get cornered we would die. Besides, we do not have the means with which to destroy the den."
"So all that remains is for us to prepare for the next attack?"
"I fear so. And since we do not know where they will attack next, I suggest we inform the mayor to declare a state of alert county-wide, as to prevent further surprises and death."
"Very well. I will personally go to the central hall and-"
"Tulgor!", shouted a militia fighter, "Tulgor! You have to see this."
Tulgor quickly stood up, "What is it? Have the goblins awoken?"
"No. But... I don't know. You must come, they call for you."
"Call for me? Who? Imperial soldiers?"
"No. They are soldiers, but they are wearing green armor and have boomsticks. They're not dwarves, they are too tall and their skin is paler than theirs is."
This greatly confused Tulgor, "Did they say where they are from?"
"Yes. They are from Galdush."
This statement made his heart freeze and the people around him panicked. The enemy from Galdush came here? Why? Have they come to kill them and take their land? Why here, this is a small county. Swallowing the spit that worked up in his mouth he spoke, "How many?"
"I counted only a dozen. But I think there are more in their armored carriages."
"Assemble fifty of our finest. I will meet them."
Operations base Galdush, morning
It's been a while since any attacks have been launched at them and REC got to work. They improved their base, finishing the machine shop, barracks, airstrip, fortifications, and central command. The base was taking shape of a polygonal fort. The reason is that, historically, these types of fortifications were the best defenses against cannon fire until more accurate and powerful forms of artillery were created. But since the highest level of military technology possessed by the enemy is that of the Napoleonic era, it's not an issue. The other benefit is that polygonal forts are built in a way so that the point which needed to be defended is in the middle. This way the rift is in the center and defended on all sides. As an extra precaution, the rift was surrounded by a steel dome with a garrison defending it.
After the full thirty thousand troops made it to the other side of the rift, a few reforms were made. Firstly, all equipment that required a satellite link was not to be used as they had no satellites here. Instead, they used drones until a proper system can be emplaced. Secondly, a squad of four distinct tribals will be accompanying all Rift groups, or RGs, in order to spread the word to the other tribals of North Altia in hopes of bringing more people to the US's side and also showing them why they are not monsters.
There were currently five RGs and each was given an assignment. They were to go to various locations in Meilume and do reconnaissance as well as gain contact with locals and find out more about the imperial government. Each RG was a platoon of thirty-eight rangers from the 75th Ranger regiment led by a first lieutenant and was equipped with standard hardware. Since the end of the Great crisis, Russia and the US have been working on the 'Warrior' project in order to create better gear for soldiers. The result was a helmet, body armor, a one-piece coverall, hearing protection; protective glasses; a protective set for knees and elbows; new grenade launchers, submachine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, ammunition, a combat knife, as well as 24/7 reconnaissance means, a day and night sighting system, a small-size binocular, optical and thermal weapon sights, etc. As well as these, the system comprises a universal shelter, a multifunctional knife, a signal lamp, a watch, winter and summer two-side camouflage sets, an autonomous heat source, a backpack, an individual water filter, a small entrenching tool, breath protection devices, means of radiological and chemical control, a medical kit, and filtering clothes. As for vehicles, each RG has two JLTV3s, two International MaxxPros, and one LAV-40, all armed and ready.
With their assignments given, the rangers got to work. RG-2, led by lieutenant Andrea Williams, was to track down the elven children Spearteam found snooping. The group tracked them down to a nearby place designated Yellow forest. They took a path through the forest and hoped to run into their village. On the way, they admired the environment. The green trees, the clear blue sky, and the animals looked like the ones back on Earth, just with a few distinct features. Like how rabbits have longer legs, foxes have brighter eyes, some even have two tails. Everything was truly fascinating.
"Man this place is beautiful.", said sergeant David Hall, "It's like driving through a national park."
"You said it, Dave.", said sergeant Greg Nivera, "What do you think we'll find here?"
"Man, I'm hoping for some griffons or something."
"Griffons are only in the north.", said Xod, the leanoid, "If we ever get to the dwarven kingdoms we might find one."
"That's a bummer.", Greg said.
"Bummer?", asked Zog, the welfen.
"It means it's a bad thing.", David said.
"Why is that a bad thing?"
"Because I really wanted to see one!", Greg said.
"Quiet.", said Andrea over the comms, "You forgot to turn off the radio."
"Sorry ma'am.", said Greg as he turned the radio off.
"Boys.", said Andrea in the lead JLTV, "Let's find these kids."
"I just hope we don't scare them.", said sergeant Sophia Adams, "I'd hate to make a bad first impression."
"These people live in the Yellow forest.", said Madia the lepian, "It's likely that they know about the Galdush battle and they consider you as an enemy. I wouldn't expect them to greet you with 'open arms' as you say it."
"I don't expect that either.", said Andrea, "But that's why we're here. We have to show them that they don't have to fear us. "
Ksee, the feelian, scoffed at that, "You should use your cannons and destroy them. It's what they deserve anyway."
"We won't be the monsters they say we are. There can be another way. Besides, it's the army and the emperor along with the other stuck-up nobility that's the problem. I'm not gonna kill farmers 'cause a bureucrat attacked me."
Ksee thought about that. She saw what the Americans were capable of, and yet she couldn't understand why they don't just force the elves into submission. As they drove through the forest, they came across another path that led deeper into the woods. The tracker led them there and so they followed it. It was amazing how many things the human soldiers were capable of doing, unlike the elves who only knew how to kill in several different ways. The vehicles moved through the woods and reached a wooden wall about roughly twenty feet tall that looked like it saw action recently. They followed the tracker and found it on the ground in front of the gate.
'What happened here?', Andrea thought as she picked up the tracker.
"Hold it!", shouted someone from the wall. It was an elf and around him about twenty more with bows and crossbows pointed at Andrea, "Who are you?"
Andrea calmly stepped forward, "I am lieutenant Andrea Williams of Rift group 2 from the Rift Expeditionary Corp!". This seemed to confuse them.
"Where are you from?", he asked.
This made them tense up. They seemed angered. "You are the enemy! Why have you come?!". The rangers aimed their guns at them but Andrea waved for them to calm down.
"We are here to speak with your leader. We only want to make peaceful relations."
"You lie! The imperial army told us that they were heading to Galdush to face the enemy that has come to invade our lands! Thousands went and only hundreds returned! That was your doing!"
"Those soldiers attacked us first. They sent their army through the rift and killed thousands of innocent people. We are here to peacefully solve any and all problems with the empire, but we need your help."
"Why should I trust you?"
In response, Andrea gave her gun to Greg, took off her helmet, and widened her arms, "I mean you no harm!". After some hesitation, one of the elves climbed down from the wall.
So the team waited. Some were skeptical about this but did nothing. David walked up to Andrea, "Are you sure about this lieutenant? You really think they're gonna even consider talking to us?"
"All I know is they could've shot us on sight. Do you want to kill hundreds of people today, sergeant?". In that moment, the gate opened and an elf followed by fifty more stepped out. The fifty made a defensive line of shields, which tensed up the rangers.
"No, but if this keeps up I might have to.", David said.
The leading elf stepped forward, "I am Tulgor Salvin, commander of the south militia."
Andrea stepped forward, "I am lieutenant Andrea Williams, commander of RG-2 of the Rift Expeditionary group."
"Why have you come, Lieutenant Andrea Williams?"
"As I stated before, we are here to make peaceful relations with the elven people. We mean you no harm."
"You misunderstood my question. Why are you here, specifically?"
"We are here because we want to prove to you that we are not monsters and savages that the empire claims us to be. We only desire peace."
"You keep saying that word. Peace. And yet you kill dozens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of soldiers."
"Those soldiers attacked us first. You can't blame us for defending ourselves."
"True. Still, how do I know you won't stab us in the back? I see the tribals behind you. You make them fight for you, so how do I know you will not enslave us as well."
"We are not slaves!", Xod shouted, making the fighters twitch, "We chose to fight alongside these humans because we are tired of the empire enslaving and killing us! We fight with them because they promised us freedom! With them, not for them!"
This made Tulgor raise an eyebrow, "Is that really true?"
"Yes.", Andrea said, "We want to end slavery and show you that there is a better way. So if you want to fight them, you'll have to fight us. And I assure you, it will be bloody.". The fighters and rangers tensed up, ready for a fight. But Tulgor laughed.
"Never before have I met a woman with such ferociousness and authority.", he said, "You have my respect. However, if you want my trust, you must offer me more than words."
"And what is it that you want?"
Tulgor thought for a while before answering, "There is a certain goblin problem we are facing."
"Last night, a horde of goblins attacked us and I lost many fighters. I sense that they will come back but I cannot search for them and leave the village undefended."
"Interesting. Do you have any leads? Or a hunch as to where they are?"
"They came from the forest but it stretches for many leagues. They did however come from an abandoned well."
This caught Andrea's attention, "Very well. But my soldiers will have to enter your village."
"I shall allow half of your men and two carriages."
"Alright.", she turned to the group, "Hall, Adams, bring half the group, one JLTV3, and one MRAP. Madia, Ksee, you're coming too, the rest stay here."
The group organized and entered the village. All the people stared at them and their vehicles, like something otherworldly, which they technically were. They came to the abandoned well and Andrea gave the order to prepare the RC drone and the flyer. The rangers removed the wood and stone from the well and started lowering the drone.
"What is that?", Tulgor asked.
"It's a device we can use to see what's inside the well without going in there.", Andrea answered, "And that one can fly."
"A long story. I might show you sometime."
The drone was lowered to the bottom and a private drove it. He had to turn on night vision to see. "It looks like a tunnel.", he said, "They probably dug their way in there. You got anything?"
"Nothing yet.", said the other private, "Hold on. I think I see a cave. Yeah, definitely. The entrance is above ground level."
"Goblins are night dwellers.", Tulgor said, "They sleep during the day and hate fire. A cave is where they prefer to live. But to think they would dig their way to our well. I knew they were on a tribal level but this."
"Don't compare us to those monsters, elf.", said Madia.
"Why? They also kidnap people and force-mate with them."
"We only do it when we need to!"
"Calm down!", shouted Andrea, "We had an agreement."
"Ma'am, come look at this.", said a private, and Andrea, Tulgor, and Sophia gathered, "I see dozens of them, sleeping, maybe more further out. And here. It's a boy."
"That is the boy they took last night.", Tulgor said, "He still lives."
"Someone has to go down there and get him.", Andrea said, "Ksee?"
"Why me?", Ksee asked.
"You are the most flexible one. Plus, that's an order."
Ksee groaned but accepted. The private pulled the drone back and tied the rope to her. She was lowered down and then crawled through the tunnel, ignoring the stench on the way. Finally, she came to the cave and looked around, her cat eyes allowing her to see clearly. She saw the boy, who was a little battered but breathing and alive. She slowly grabbed him under the arms but he woke up and started freaking out. This woke up a few goblins and Ksee grabbed the boy and ran back, quickly going back through the tunnel.
She tied the rope around him, "Pull him up!". As they pulled the boy up she could see the goblins approaching, "They're coming!"
"Take this!", Andrea shouted, throwing a frag grenade at her.
"What is it?", Ksee asked.
"Just pull the ring, throw it, and then climb!"
Ksee did just that. After she pulled the pin she threw it at the approaching goblins who grabbed it out of curiosity. A curiosity that would have them killed as the grenade exploded, killing several goblins and blocking the path to Ksee. After Ksee and the boy climbed out, the soldiers rejoiced.
"Please don't make me do that again.", Ksee said.
Andrea chuckled, "No promises."
Ksee saw the boy run to his mother and friends, who cried tears of joy. This made her smile. Tulgor walked over to her and slightly bowed, "Thank you for saving one of my own."
"Don't mention it.", Ksee said, "It was a piece of cake."
Tulgor was confused by that statement, "Cake? There is no cake here."
Ksee laughed a little, "Don't worry about it. The humans taught me, I was a little confused myself."
Greg walked over as he put away his radio, "Ok, it's done. I gave the location to command, they're sending a platoon with flamethrowers to deal with the cave."
"How-", Tulgor began to ask.
"Another device.", Greg said, "We have a lot of them."
Tulgor chuckled, "I see. Thank you, humans. I suppose we can trust you after all. Come, let me introduce you to the elder."
End of chapter 7
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2023.03.30 19:43 frzferdinand72 An observation by a Fil-Am (Feel free to disregard)
I don't know how it happened but at the worst possible time I randomly thought of that Jonel Nuezca killing from 2020. Not gonna lie, it still haunts me to this day and it's the reason I'm posting this.
I decided to do some follow-up research into it since then (I'm sure all the follow-up is old news to you), and I found out that, not only did he get a motorcade funeral, the victims' family had already forgiven him for that, and that right there I feel is a huge problem in the Philippines.
Filipinos, to me, are too forgiving. Or perhaps, they forgive too much at the cost of accountability. If my ulo got mainit and, egged on by my daughter ("MY DADDY IS A POLICEMAN"), I just shoot you and your son point blank in the head in the heat of the moment, why should you forgive me, even after I die?
I understand that, for better or for worse, the Catholic culture is strong there (as it is here) but it seems to be twisted in a way that holds nobody accountable because "forgiveness". Thoughts?
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2023.03.30 19:43 ZiggysBum Let's clear a few things up...
I've grown tired with older members who use unproven credentials and attempt to both diagnose and undiagnose people seeking support on this sub. These people are seemily immune to the power of the mods and the rule 'consult a doctor' and can get away with saying whatever they like. "They may be a doctor, but they're not YOUR doctor" is the exact phrase mods love repeating and only enforcing when you're not part of the POTS
police. So here we go... Untruths that keeps being promoted on this sub...
- If your heart rate rises more than 15bpm when you stand up but doesn't hit 30+ then there's nothing wrong with you. This is untrue. It might not be POTS but you still need to consult your doctor. The same goes for if your HR jumps up above 30bpm and falls again. Speak to your doctor. You know yourself better than a stranger on the internet.
- A Tilt table test is the only way to diagnose POTS. Also untrue and should be against the rule of gatekeeping, in many countries a ten minute standing test is the standard procedure for POTS diagnosis.
- Everyone's POTS is the same. Find yourself commenting about an unusual symptom and expect to be jumped on by the aforementioned POTS police and banned from the sub.
- Blood pressure drops are not present in POTS. I've seen people being told that their diagnosis is wrong because they noticed a blood pressure drop before they fainted. That is exactly how a faint works. It's not POTS if you are diagnosed with Orthostatic Hypotension but you can still experience a blood pressure drop due to faint and you can still have low blood pressure with POTS! Stop gatekeeping!
This is a sub full of fear mongering towards newer members. There is more gatekeeping than is reasonable for a condition that even the handful of POTS specialists that exist don't fully understand. If you've just been diagnosed with POTS and are looking for support. Don't look here. There are much kinder & more supportive places you can get support Including your national POTS charity such as POTS UK.
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2023.03.30 19:43 owlskye The thrill of the Border Collie.
I adopted a Border Collie puppy over a month ago, and she surprises me every day. I’ve only had experience with adult Border Collies. One was a farm dog who didn’t know any tricks, and the other is my older dog who is mixed with Kelpie. You’d think Kelpie’s are similar to Border Collie’s but you’d be amazed at the stark contrast of personality. Kelpie’s are workaholics, which means they don’t care about anything but that. My older dog doesn’t have time to learn tricks—he’s got cats to herd! So give him the treat already! He knows ‘sit’ and ‘lay down’, and that’s not for a lack of trying to teach him anything else. He doesn’t have the patience to learn something as simple as ‘shake.’ This is not because he's dumb. He’s very intelligent to the point where he doesn’t see the point in performing tricks for a treat, because all it does is take his focus away from those naughty little cats. He literally grumbles and rolls his eyes when I ask him to 'sit'. So stubborn. I love him so much.
Border Collie’s are also workaholics, but they also love attention. My puppy reminds me of a dog version of a long-haired female cat. It sounds weird, but long-haired female cats act like Princesses. They know they’re beautiful and they will act like it. They have the snobby attitude of a model. My puppy is like that. She knows she’s gorgeous, so she thrives off the ego-boost of attention. She’s different than my Kelpie where she WANTS to learn these tricks. She wants to know everything. She is just this super dry sponge begging to absorb anything and everything. She wants to show-off.
I think I want to do dog shows with her because this is so THRILLING. At first, I was using treats to train her and she was slow and unmotivated. I switched it to pieces of her food and her performance has changed dramatically. I can’t even begin to describe the pure awesomeness of introducing a trick and she understands it on the SECOND try. It just blows my mind! She’s so smart that she can immediately make this connection: Mom says a word and shows me what I have to do. Alright, she said the word, I’ll do what I did. And then she just never forgets.
I have NEVER been able to teach a dog roll over. She figured it out literally immediately. She’s still a puppy so when she rolls over, her legs are flailing around like she’s taking off for flight, but she rolls over. She gets it. It is literally like an adrenaline rush seeing her learn so quickly and desperately want to perform these tricks for me.
This probably sounds so weird but seriously, I’m so excited. I got such a rush when I decided to test her knowledge. I made her perform all the tricks she knows as fast she could, and it was amazing how fast she was. It was super cool to watch and fun to do. I felt like I was at a dog show already. Instead of the audience and judges clapping, it was my family, but thrilling, nonetheless. I’ve never had a dog where I had to look up on Google “tricks to teach your dog” because I’m running out of ideas.
It really is so fun and I love her.
Note: if you're getting a puppy, don't teach them the "up" command where they stand up. They'll never stop standing and it's weird when you're trying to eat dinner and your dog is over there standing on two legs, watching you intently.
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2023.03.30 19:43 Subrasonic What do you ask the stripper before your first dance with her?
A member here DMed me about a situation he was in. He wants to remain anonymous, but agreed I could obfuscate the details and post about. His experience: "Before the dance, I asked the stripper her rules for her dances. She told me I could touch everything but her tittys and pussy. But then during the dance, she put my hands on her tittys and pussy".
I have to admit, with the exception of asking for extras (which is its own separate case), I don't ask a stripper her rules before the dance. I'm fairly convinced many strippers just give you their lowest common denominator reply, just like the story above -- and why shouldn't they, this is your first dance, they don't trust you at all yet or know how far they'll let you go. I prefer to buy her a drink and spend enough time with her at the table so we're both a little invested, and then just get a dance and find out her limits during the dance. The high-hustle stripper will bow out at having a drink with you first, so you filter those girls out right then. I don't think there's anything to be gained by asking before -- spending time having a drink with you at the table is such a big positive sign anyway, I just go get the dance.
Exception is with extras -- I always work this out, explicitly, before the dance. But I don't do extras as a first dance anyway, it's typically with a stripper I've gotten dances with before.
Anyway, not a matter of right or wrong, just an alternative perspective on asking about rules before the dance.
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2023.03.30 19:43 kczbrekker Anyone else likes their rooms organized?
Lol so INTP stereotypes tend to have a messy room and stuff. But despite being an INTP I clean my bed, room and reading table everyday. I like my room clean and organized. I don't seem to notice unclean stuffs at every moment, but I just think a cleaner environment makes it all look more official thus it makes concentrating with your task easier.
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2023.03.30 19:42 rcmaehl How to claim your taxpayer funded Raytheon catgirl aka Please Don't Bully Me, GBU-12 Paveway II Guided Bomb-san
2023.03.30 19:42 8731902 Guy throws coffee on female cashier to prove a point. You won't believe her manager's reaction.
2023.03.30 19:42 gman94024 Thoughts on the Robert Vesco arc (as of S10E5)
The standard Blacklist approach to plot would seem to imply that what is being shown on screen (Vesco working with Wujing) is exactly the opposite of what is really going on (Vesco and Red have moved to a new, trusting place in their relationship).
The continued refrain of "what's your angle?" which never appeared to have any other motive, Vesco showing compassion for Bostwick's daughter and not running off with his full share of her money, the not-shown confrontation scene with Red about the task force - all very familiar for the show's approach.
They usually don't let these misdirections last too long but this may be one they let play out a bit longer (though I'd guess only a few episodes at most). Ray now has his man on the inside of Wujing's plot who will, on screen, likely continue to appear to have been turned while still Reddington remains one step ahead at all times.
Will we get the standard "everyone Reddington cares about and brings into his world suffers" line with Vesco as well? Does Vesco serve as the trigger man, taking out Wujing before succumbing to his fate? Is this the message that finally demonstrates to Red that he needs to stay out of Agnes' life for her own good?
Bringing in an actor like Stacy Keach for a one-shot bit is one thing, but committing to him for a number of plot-centric show elements feels like it has to go to the core of Red's character rather than just be a standard turncoat story.
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2023.03.30 19:42 caffelexica Tonsillectomy in Adults
Hey AskDocs, hopefully a quick question. The anesthesiologist at my (30F) last upper GI endoscopy visibly cringed at the size of my tonsils and asked me when I plan to get them out. Knowing how badly I tolerate general anesthesia, I don't want to unless I have to. They're not presently affecting my swallowing or breathing.
What's the risk/benefit breakdown on tonsillectomy in adults in a general sense? Why would you want a patient to have one, and why would you recommend they don't? Does it really make airway management that much easier?
Thanks for your expertise.
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