Mostly speculative and fantasy/sci-fi short fiction, inspired by prompts from /WritingPrompts
Hi Witches, long time lurker here.
My darling other half is a gentle soul. His work requires a lot of driving and so recently he started listening to podcasts, including the big Joe R. That was fine with me, but today he messaged me saying he’s really enjoying an episode starring…the lover of the patriarchy…the psychologist…JP. I was devastated. At first I approached calmly and tried to explain that he’s basically anti-everything important to me (I am a bi tree-hugging woman of colour with a trans man for a best friend), but that if he wanted to listen to him it’s fine so long as he does his research. He argued that it’s how he is portrayed in the media. After a bunch of voice messages back and forth, I’m at a loss on how to get him to see that he’s idolising and falling for the tricks of someone who would see my best friend dead before calling him a man. He has never had any views like this. If anything he’s progressive. I’m just kind of stunned and I don’t know what to do?
Attractive people want to be near attractive people.
I’m stuck on you and it’s pathetic.
You would never look at me that way.
I was so happy yesterday, so excited to see you… nervous and looking forward to it and today I’m just realising what a fucking old ugly idiot I am.
I wish I was beautiful.
I wish I never emailed you.
I wish I didn’t act like a fucking desperate loser.
I wish I could cut you out of me.
You don’t miss me.
I don’t think I should see you. I want you. I want you to want me.
It will never.
I just… I dunno man. I don’t know how I feel anymore. There was this dood I liked in hs for like…. a long ass time, got rejected but we were still close friends and he helped make me who I was today, and I am proud of him for growing too. Slowly we drifted as we got to college even though we go to the same one. I learned he got a significant other, also not a problem I’m ridiculously happy for him on that since he always says “I have no friends” or “no one will ever love me.” But what is this pain in my chest. I killed off emotions for him already after knowing him for 7 years. And I am already trying to talk to other people if you will. So why do I feel empty? I learned that he has had friends at his house and watched movies or gone to a theater with friends. I haven’t ever been extended that offer even though we used to chat late into the night. I guess I never noticed I was always the one to reach out first. We supported each other though, I helped him with his family issues he taught me self defense to help with mine, we’ve eaten together gone airsofting. Why do I feel like I have missed so much. I just can’t think anymore… I don’t know if he even was my friend. And he did all of this out of pity. I mean I wouldn’t be surprised. I am a bit of what he titled me “a tsundere” but I managed to tone it down so I would be able to properly convey gratitude or admirations. I learned the people that I am relatively close with are better friends with him than I, which is to be expected… I’m lost. People there are still really nice to me and are relatively fine though I could definitely use some more social awareness. But where do I go from here, what is this weird pain? Why do I feel so left out?
I posted about this the other day, about how we were each other’s first everything and about how he had ended things over text, a few weeks before my birthday, while I was out with a group of girl friends for the first time in a year. Today my friend sent me a screenshot of him, holding another girl, on his story. I messaged him to make sure that they were only sexual after our relationship ended because they both looked like they had just been intimate with one another (purely to know whether or not to get tested), they weren’t while we were together - but they are now. It’s only been 6 days since our relationship ended. He asked for the vinyls that he gifted me for my birthday last year back when I asked him about his hook-up. He eventually told me to stop playing the victim when I told him that the situation was hurtful, and that I wanted to keep the vinyls. I am so shocked and hurt.
Taking csgo skins mainly (knives, gloves, aks, m4s, awps and so on). Anything as long as offer is good.
I don't update this list everyday, so I have many items which aren't listed here. Check if something interests you! Also, some of the items are on trade hold, for release date you can add me or check by yourself.
TRADE LINK: https://steamcommunity.com/tradeoffenew/?partner=35769104&token=J30wyEpy
Add me to talk here: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197996034832
Keys from these buy outs aren't TF2 keys. I don't take Hydra keys either.
Gloves Slingshot FT 0.36 float - B/O 200 keys
Gloves Snow Leopard FT 0.36 float - B/O 170 keys
Gloves Snow Leopard FT 0.37 float - B/O 170 keys
Gloves Tiger Strike FT 0.32 float - B/O 150 keys
Wraps Cobalt Skulls FT 0.28 float - B/O 120 keys
Wraps Cobalt Skulls FT 0.35 float - B/O 120 keys
Gloves Turtle MW 0.13 float - B/O 100 keys
Gloves Field Agent FT 0.36 float - B/O 90 keys
Gloves Omega BS 0.73 float - B/O 90 keys
Gloves Crimson Weave FT 0.36 float - B/O 80 keys
Gloves Diamondback MW 0.13 float - B/O 70 keys
Gloves Lt. Commander FT 0.20 float - B/O 70 keys
Gloves Black Tie FT 0.35 float - B/O 60 keys
Gloves Scarlet Shamagh W 0.38 float - B/O 60 keys
Gloves Charred MW 0.13 float - B/O 60 keys
Gloves Mogul FT 0.18 float - B/O 60 keys
Gloves Mogul FT 0.21 float - B/O 60 keys
Gloves Imperial Plaid BS 0.55 float - B/O 55 keys
Wraps Slaughter WW 0.38 float - B/O 50 keys
Gloves Turtle FT 0.37 float - B/O 45 keys
Gloves Blood Pressure FT 0.37 float - B/O 45 keys
Gloves Turtle WW 0.39 float - B/O 40 keys
Gloves Mogul BS 0.53 float - B/O 35 keys
Gloves Snakebite MW 0.12 float - B/O 35 keys
Wraps Arboreal MW 0.12 float - B/O 35 keys
Gloves Case Hardened MW 0.12 float - B/O 35 keys
Gloves Diamondback FT 0.37 float - B/O 35 keys
Gloves Bronze Morph BS 0.73 float - B/O 30 keys
Gloves Buckshot MW 0.12 float - B/O 30 keys
Gloves Overtake FT 0.22 float - B/O 25 keys
Gloves Jaguar Queen FT 0.16 float - B/O 30 keys
Gloves Jaguar Queen FT 0.26 float - B/O 25 keys
Gloves Smoke Out BS 0.54 float - B/O 20 keys
Gloves Rezan FT 0.16 float - B/O 25 keys
Gloves Overtake WW 0.38 float - B/O 20 keys
Gloves Jaguar Queen WW 0.38 float - B/O 20 keys
Gloves Needle Point FT 0.16 float - B/O 20 keys
Gloves Case Hardened FT 0.16 float - B/O 20 keys
Gloves Case Hardened FT 0.33 float - B/O 17 keys
Gloves 3rd Company FT 0.35 flat - B/O 17 keys
Gloves Rezan WW 0.38 float - B/O 17 keys
Gloves Snakebite FT 0.16 float - B/O 20 keys
Gloves Snakebite FT 0.24 foat - B/O 17 keys
Gloves Unhinged FT 0.33 float - B/O 15 keys
Gloves Jaguar Queen BS 0.54 float - B/O 15 keys
Wraps Desert Shamagh FT 0.33 float - B/O 15 keys
Gloves Bronzed BS 0.46 float - B/O 14 keys
Wraps Duct Tape FT 0.24 float - B/O 14 keys
Gloves Yellow-banded BS 0.63 float - B/O 14 keys
Gloves Transport BS 0.68 float - B/O 14 keys
Gloves Emerald FT 0.26 float - B/O 14 keys
Wraps Duct Tape BS 0.47 float - B/O 14 keys
Wraps Duct Tape WW 0.37 float - B/O 14 keys
Gloves Unhinged BS 0.48 float - B/O 13 keys
Gloves Emerald BS 0.55 float - B/O 12 keys
Gloves Rattler FT 0.27 float - B/O 11 keys
Gloves Mangrove FT 0.15 float - B/O 11 keys
Knives and high tier items:
Butterfly Autotronic MW 0.09 float - B/O 450 keys
Karambit Lore MW 0.09 float - B/O 450 keys
Falchion Emerald FN 0.03 float - B/O 400 keys
Karambit Autotronic MW 0.13 float - B/O 350 keys
M9 Marble Fade FN ST 0.01 float - B/O 350 keys
Butterfly Slaughter MW ST 0.11 float - B/O 350 keys
Talon Fade FN 96% 0.02 float - B/O 350 keys
Skeleton Crimson Web FT 0.30 float - B/O 300 keys
Karambit Tiger Tooth FN 0.02 float - B/O 300 keys
Karambit Vanilla - B/O 300 keys
M9 Lore FT 0.26 float - B/O 300 keys
M9 Lore FT 0.28 float - B/o 300 keys
Gut Sapphire FN 0.03 float - B/O 250 keys
Bayonet Marble Fade FN 0.01 float - B/O 200 keys
Karambit Bright Water FN 0.04 float - B/O 190 keys
Flip Fade FN 99% 0.003 float - B/O 250 keys
Flip Lore FN 0.05 float - B/O 170 keys
Flip Lore FN 0.06 float - B/O 170 keys
Karambit Bright Water MW 0.11 float - B/O 170 keys
Ursus Fade FN 95% 0.007 float - B/O 170 keys
M9 Crimson Web FT 0.33 float - B/O 170 keys
M9 Crimson Web FT 0.36 float - B/O 170 keys
Stiletto Doppler MW P4 0.07 float - B/O 160 keys
M9 Freehand FN 0.05 float - B/O 160 keys
Karambit Freehand FT 0.37 float - B/O 160 keys
Karambit Bright Water FT 0.22 float - B/O 150 keys
Karambit Bright Water FT 0.33 float - B/o 150 keys
Stiletto Marble Fade FN 0.02 float - B/O 150 keys
Bayonet Doppler FN P1 0.02 float - B/O 150 keys
M9 Freehand MW 0.11 float - B/O 150 keys
Butterfly Safari Mesh FT 0.19 float - B/O 150 keys
Butterfly Forest Ddpat FT 0.26 float - B/O 150 keys
Stiletto Slaughter FN 0.03 float - B/O 140 keys
Flip Doppler FN P2 ST 0.03 float - B/O 140 keys
Nomad Vanilla - B/O 140 keys
Daggers Black Pearl FN 0.03 float - B/O 140 keys
Talon Slaughter FT 0.16 float - B/O 140 keys
Stiletto Doppler FN P1 0.007 float - B/O 140 keys
Stiletto Doppler FN P1 0.01 float - B/O 140 keys
M9 Damascus Steel FT 0.18 float - B/O 140 keys
Nomad Vanilla ST - B/O 140 keys
Flip Doppler FN P4 0.04 float - B/O 130 keys
M9 Bright Water FT 0.21 float - B/O 130 keys
M9 Blue Steel WW ST 0.43 float - B/O 130 keys
Stiletto Tiger Tooth FN 0.006 float - B/O 130 keys
Ursus Crimson Web MW 0.12 float - B/O 130 keys
Flip Lore MW 0.13 float - B/O 130 keys
Stiletto Slaughter MW 0.11 float - B/O 130 keys
Stiletto Vanilla - B/O 130 keys
Paracord Crimson Web MW 0.14 float - B/O 130 keys
M9 Urban Masked MW 0.09 float - B/O 120 keys
Karambit Urban Masked FT 0.36 float - B/O 120 keys
M9 Ultraviolet FT 0.37 float - B/O 120 keys
Stiletto Slaughter FT 0.19 float - B/O 110 keys
M9 Freehand WW ST 0.41 float - B/O 110 keys
Flip Doppler FN P1 0.03 float - B/O 110 keys
Paracord Slaughter FN ST 0.03 float - B/O 110 keys
M9 Stained WW 0.40 float - B/O 110 keys
Flip Tiger Tooth FN 0.03 float - B/O 110 keys
Karambit Safari Mesh BS 0.75 float - B/O 110 keys
M9 Night BS 0.49 float - B/O 100 keys
M9 Stained BS 0.71 float - B/O 100 keys
Ursus Slaughter FN 0.06 float - B/O 100 keys
Flip Autotronic MW 0.14 float - B/O 100 keys
Bowie Gamma Doppler FN P4 0.004 float - B/O 100 keys
Flip Slaughter MW 0.11 float - B/O 100 keys
M9 Forest Ddpat FT 0.29 float - B/O 100 keys
M9 Boreal Forest FT 0.16 float - B/O 100 keys
Talon Damascus Steel FT 0.37 float - B/O 100 keys
Huntsman Fade FN 84% 0.03 float - B/O 100 keys
M9 Safari Mesh FT ST 0.26 float - B/O 90 keys
Bowie Marble Fade FN ST 0.009 float - B/O 90 keys
Stiletto Crimson Web FT 0.36 float - B/O 90 keys
M9 Scorched FT 0.15 float - B/O 90 keys
Flip Lore FT 0.29 float - B/O 90 keys
Ursus Tiger Tooth FN 0.008 float - B/O 90 keys
Gut Fade FN ST 84% 0.01 float - B/O 85 keys
Paracord Slaughter MW ST 0.08 float - B/O 85 keys
Bayonet Black Laminate FT 0.31 float - B/O 85 keys
Ursus Vanilla - B/O 85 keys
Classic Crimson Web MW ST 0.13 float - B/O 85 keys
Nomad Blue Steel MW ST 0.13 float - B/O 80 keys
Flip Crimson Web FT 0.37 float - B/O 80 keys
Huntsman Marble Fade FN 0.007 float - B/O 80 keys
Classic Slaughter FT 0.15 float - B/o 80 keys
Bowie Doppler FN P1 0.03 float - B/O 80 keys
Daggers Fade FN 94% 0.008 float - B/O 80 keys
Falchion Autotronic FN 0.01 float - B/O 80 keys
Flip Autotronic FT 0.23 float - B/O 80 keys
Huntsman Gamma Doppler FN P3 0.02 float - B/O 80 keys
Falchion Doppler FN P1 0.03 float - B/O 80 keys
Huntsman Doppler FN P3 0.007 float - B/O 75 keys
Bowie Marble Fade FN 0.05 float - B/O 75 keys
Falchion Marble Fade FN 0.05 float - B/O 75 keys
Gut Autotronic FN 0.05 float - B/O 75 keys
Stiletto Case Hardened WW 0.44 float - B/O 70 keys
Huntsman Tiger Tooth FN ST 0.008 float - B/O 70 keys
Survival Slaughter MW 0.08 float - B/O 70 keys
Talon Urban Masked FT 0.16 float - B/O 70 keys
Nomad Blue Steel BS 0.87 float - B/O 70 keys
Daggers Doppler FN P4 0.03 float - B/O 68 keys
Flip Freehand MW 0.11 float - B/O 65 keys
Navaja Fade FN 93% 0.01 float - B/O 65 keys
Talon Forest Ddpat FT 0.19 float - B/O 63 keys
Paracord Case Hardened MW 0.14 float - B/O 62 keys
Gut Gamma Doppler FN P2 0.03 float - B/O 62 keys
Falchion Slaughter FN 0.05 float - B/O 61 keys
Stiletto Night MW 0.13 float - B/O 61 keys
Flip Autotronic BS 0.78 float - B/O 60 keys
Bayonet Rust Coat BS 0.66 float - B/O 60 keys
Bayonet Ultraviolet BS 0.55 float - B/O 60 keys
Bayonet Ultraviolet WW 0.38 float - B/O 58 keys
Bayonet Ultraviolet FT 0.19 float - B/O 58 keys
Bayonet Night FT 0.25 float - B/O 57 keys
Paracord Crimson Web WW 0.38 float - B/O 57 keys
Falchion Tiger Tooth MW 0.07 float - B/O 55 keys
Flip Case Hardened WW 0.42 float - B/o 55 keys
Flip Freehand FT 0.20 float - B/O 55 keys
Bayonet Safari Mesh MW 0.13 float - B/O 55 keys
Navaja Doppler FN P2 0.02 float - B/O 55 keys
Stiletto Ultraviolet WW 0.38 float - B/O 54 keys
Flip Black Laminate BS 0.74 float - B/O 54 keys
Falchion Vanilla ST - B/O 54 keys
Stiletto Rust Coat BS ST 0.51 float - B/O 53 keys
Ursus Ultraviolet FT ST 0.35 float - B/o 53 keys
Stiletto Rust Coat BS 0.54 float - B/O 53 keys
Bayonet Boreal FT 0.32 float - B/O 52 keys
Falchion Slaughter MW 0.11 float - B/O 52 keys
Flip Ultraviolet FT 0.20 float - B/O 52 keys
Daggers Doppler FN P3 0.007 float - B/O 51 keys
Daggers Marble Fade FN 0.006 float - B/O 50 keys
Navaja Doppler FN P1 0.03 float - B/O 50 keys
Flip Night FT 0.26 float - B/O 48 keys
Daggers Vanilla - B/O 48 keys
Ursus Blue Steel MW 0.11 float - B/o 48 keys
Bowie Black Laminate FN 0.04 float - B/O 47 keys
Ursus Ultraviolet FT 0.33 float - B/O 47 keys
Bowie Vanilla - B/O 47 keys
Falchion Lore WW ST 0.39 float - B/O 46 keys
Paracord Case Hardened WW 0.43 float - B/O 45 keys
Huntsman Black Laminate FT 0.28 float - B/O 43 keys
Flip Night BS 0.68 float - B/O 43 keys
Gut Autotronic FT 0.34 float - B/O 42 keys
Navaja Slaughter FN 0.05 float - B/O 41 keys
Gut Doppler FN P3 0.01 float - B/O 40 keys
Gut Tiger Tooth FN 0.06 float - B/O 38 keys
Paracord Blue Steel FT 0.28 float - B/O 38 keys
Paracord Case Hardened BS 0.81 float - B/O 38 keys
Flip Urban Masked FT 0.32 float - B/O 38 keys
Huntsman Ultraviolet MW 0.12 float - B/O 38 keys
Flip Scorched FT 0.35 float - B/O 38 keys
Gut Autotronic BS 0.83 float - B/O 37 keys
Flip Forest Ddpat FT 0.35 float - B/O 37 keys
Nomad Scorched FT 0.35 float - B/O 37 keys
Bowie Ultraviolet MW 0.14 float - B/O 37 keys
Flip Safari Mesh FT 0.35 float - B/O 37 keys
Gut Slaughter MW 0.13 float - B/O 36 keys
Bowie Night MW 0.10 float - B/O 36 keys
Huntsman Blue Steel MW 0.11 float - B/O 36 keys
Daggers Case Hardened MW 0.10 float - B/O 35 keys
Navaja Tiger Tooth FN 0.01 float - B/O 35 keys
Ursus Boreal Forest MW 0.08 float - B/O 35 keys
Ursus Blue Steel FT 0.35 float - B/O 34 keys
Survival Blue Steel WW 0.39 float - B/O 34 keys
Ursus Urban Masked FT 0.34 float - B/O 33 keys
Navaja Vanilla - B/O 33 keys
Classic Scorched MW 0.14 float - B/O 33 keys
Ursus Scorched MW 0.13 float - B/O 33 keys
Huntsman Damascus Steel FT 0.25 float - B/O 32 keys
Ursus Safari Mesh MW 0.12 float - B/O 32 keys
Gut Lore BS 0.59 float - B/O 32 keys
Bowie Black Laminate FT 0.20 float - B/O 32 keys
Daggers Autotronic MW 0.14 float - B/o 31 keys
Paracord Night FT 0.26 float - B/O 31 keys
Huntsman Freehand FT 0.26 float - B/O 31 keys
Daggers Case Hardened WW 0.40 float - B/O 31 keys
Survival Scorched BS ST 0.70 float - B/O 30 keys
Gut Bright Water FN 0.06 float - B/o 30 keys
Gut Damascus Steel MW 0.13 float - B/o 30 keys
Navaja Boreal MW ST 0.13 float - B/O 30 keys
Ursus Safari Mesh FT 0.35 float - B/o 29 keys
Huntsman Bright Water FT 0.20 float - B/O 28 keys
Gut Black Laminate MW 0.08 float - B/O 28 keys
Gut Ultraviolet MW 0.11 float - B/O 28 keys
Ursus Scorched FT 0.33 float - B/O 28 keys
Paracord Urban Masked WW ST 0.42 float - B/O 28 keys
Survival Urban Masked FT 0.36 float - B/O 28 keys
Falchion Stained MW 0.12 float - B/O 27 keys
Daggers Autotronic FT 0.26 float - B/O 27 keys
Bowie Forest Ddpat MW 0.13 float - B/O 27 keys
Huntsman Ultraviolet FT 0.35 float - B/O 27 keys
Gut Black Laminate FT 0.37 float - B/O 27 keys
Daggers Stained MW 0.08 float - B/O 27 keys
Navaja Damascus Steel FN 0.04 float - B/O 27 keys
Gut Crimson Web FT 0.19 float - B/O 27 keys
Huntsman Bright Water BS 0.46 float - B/o 26 keys
Daggers Black Laminate MW 0.12 float - B/O 26 keys
Daggers Damascus steel FT 0.20 float - B/O 25 keys
Huntsman Rust Coat BS 0.46 float - B/O 25 keys
Navaja Ultraviolet MW 0.12 float - B/O 25 keys
Daggers Freehand FT 0.30 float - B/O 25 keys
Navaja Crimson Web FT 0.28 float - B/O 25 keys
Bowie Rust Coat WW 0.43 float - B/O 25 keys
Paracord Safari Mesh FT 0.35 float - B/O 25 keys
Survival Scorched BS 0.68 float - B/O 25 keys
Falchion Scorched FT 0.22 float - B/o 24 keys
Navaja Blue Steel FT 0.36 float - B/O 24 keys
Bowie Rust Coat BS 0.59 float - B/O 24 keys
Navaja Blue Steel MW 0.12 float - B/O 23 keys
Daggers Ultraviolet BS 0.52 float - B/O 22 keys
Navaja Night MW 0.13 float - B/o 22 keys
Daggers Stained BS 0.73 float - B/O 22 keys
Daggers Bright Water FT 0.27 float - B/o 22 keys
Gut Freehand WW 0.42 float - B/o 22 keys
Navaja Damascus Steel FT 0.15 float - B/O 22 keys
Falchion Boreal BS ST 0.45 float - B/O 21 keys
Navaja Ultraviolet FT 0.16 float - B/o 21 keys
Navaja Damascus Steel WW 0.40 float - B/O 21 keys
Daggers Forest Ddpat FT 0.34 float - B/O 21 keys
Navaja Rust Coat BS 0.47 float - B/O 20 keys
Daggers Rust Coat BS 0.64 float - B/o 20 keys
Navaja Safari Mesh FT 0.30 float - B/O 18 keys
Navaja Urban Masked FT 0.28 float - B/O 18 keys
Navaja Boreal BS 0.67 float - B/O 18 keys
Navaja Safari Mesh BS 0.65 float - B/O 17 keys
Navaja Urban Masked BS 0.75 float - B/O 17 keys
I'm going on holiday today for 2 weeks and I'd really appreciate it if I was messaged less or not at all for the 2 weeks so I can chill and have fun without loads of notifications! Thankyouu!
Basically since June I’ve been on BR tax code so I’ve been paying 20% on everything I’ve earned. PAYE App says I should only have to pay £845 tax this year, but I’ve paid over £2000 in tax this tax year.
The gov website says it will be in my payslip at the end of the tax year but I got my slip today for end of the month and not only have I have been taxed again but there’s nothing about a tax rebate on there.
I’ve tried using the gov tax return calculator and it says it will be on my payslip.
TL;DR — The Dream of The Future has not been forgotten.
As a child of the 1980s, I had a glimpse of a world that never came to fruition. It was the World of Tomorrow. It wasn't a place—but a time in which humanity attained a prosperous and progressive civilization. A time where our challenges were met with intellect, compassion, and fortitude. In this future world, our differences were appreciated and our similarities—celebrated. This world was a wonder of inspiration and innovation.
Though I was young when I received this glimpse—I was left with an impression upon me that would never subside. The stage on which this glimpse was presented was called EPCOT—i.e., the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. I doubt there are many who have not heard of this once unique and ambitious, futuristic and cultural—showcase. Though, what once was—is currently a shell of its former self.
This post isn't meant to be a retrospective on an obsolete theme park—however, the message that the park conveyed is relevant to this point.
For those familiar with EPCOT (pre 21st century), the sentiment I convey may resonate with you. There were a multitude of inspiring pavilions and attractions to experience—though, one in particular, stands out as a shining example of EPCOT's theme and intent. It was a dark ride known as Horizons. For those fortunate enough to experience Horizons first hand—I have no doubt that you comprehend the lasting impact this 15-minute journey through time and space has had for so many.
Horizons was a glimpse into a hypothetical 21st Century “Tomorrow.” It was wondrous and astonishing, to say the least. Upon completion of this journey—once exited, I remember being left with a profound longing to be a part of that world. I was young and impressionable—yet certain that I would live to see its ambitious predictions come to fruition.
A few years after my initial experience at EPCOT, a television program premiered that would go on to have an impact as profound as that of Horizons, for me. The program was Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was as if I was granted a glimpse even further into Tomorrow—one that was the natural evolution of what Horizons had dreamt to be.
Still so young and impressionable—I was certain that what I was seeing on the screen was what was in store for mankind.
The idea of the 21st Century and beyond was enthralling to me; it couldn't arrive soon enough!
As a teenager at the turn of the century, as well as the new millennium—I felt our greatest days were just around the bend. However, a catastrophic sobering event would come to alter my perception on where we were headed as a species. That event was the coordinated attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. At the time, I was still naive to the complexities of how our planet is governed—and exactly who and what—was governing it. However, the events of that day forced me to ask daunting questions and seek relevant answers. One thing was immediately clear to me… the way I perceived our world, and its future, would forever be altered.
For the first time, I began to question if our best days were ahead, or if that optimistic glimpse I believed possible—was but a fantasy. This was a jarring realization.
For the next couple of decades that proceeded—I watched this planet and its inhabitants further delve into despair and peril. Once upon a time, humanity believed that its best days were before them. Today, this is far from the zeitgeist.
Across the globe—the prevailing perception for so many—is that we are currently living in a dystopia—in which, our most deleterious consequences are unfolding at an exponential rate.
This troubles me greatly—as I am now a parent; anxious about the world that my offspring is inheriting. With the tsunami of engineered inequality, wars, violence, pollution, and strife—that so many suffer from daily—finding the silver lining can be quite difficult.
Difficult as it may be—it is not impossible. There IS a silver lining. As I desire not to be ambiguous nor esoteric—I will tell you that the silver lining is the fact that—with awareness comes understanding. And with understanding, comes contemplation. Contemplation is a remarkable facet of one's mind—as it compels one to realize that there ARE options. When options are available—decisions are ripe for the taking. And once a decision has been made—action can be put in motion.
The question we must ask of ourselves now is — What comes next? What do we want out of this brief experience called “Life?” Because, I for one, am not content with the way this world is unfolding. I do not like where the disharmony is leading us to. Humanity is being perpetually manipulated by nihilistic and even—sadistic influences. Division is aggressively fueled by the Powers That Be—to inhibit Unity.
Earth, and her inhabitants—are a complex and delicate phenomenon. So many disagree on so much; one's utopia is another's dystopia.
Though, there are those of us who collectively long for a desirable Tomorrow. We may have differing ideas on how to achieve this; yet, our end goal is the same… to thrive in a world of our own making and collective contributions—for the greater of the self, as well as the other.
This message is dedicated to all those who resonate with its contents. I want you to know that despite these often dark times—there is light at the end of the tunnel. For those of you who desire something greater than the status quo — I invite you to join us in engineering our Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow.
Please get in touch—if you are optimistically passionate and desiring to create something astounding and sustaining—beyond the horizon.
There are many of us — scattered all around this Spaceship Earth who share an affinity for utopian serenity—and we are finding one another through the marvel of technology; in order to form a dynamic tribe of dreamers and doers—and if you've read this far—it is likely you that we are seeking.
Live long and prosper 🖖 May you join us on the other side 🚀
Just logged on today for the update after finally having enough CC saved up for Ri’kan’s armor set only to find that it was no longer listed. Usually with newer armor sets they stick around for at least a year+. Anyone know why this one didn’t?
I looked around all the forums and patch updates but didn’t see any news about it. Just curious if this is going to be a temporary removal like with Darth Vindican’s lightsaber or if it is gone for the foreseeable future?
I have been trying for the past 20 days to move my domain away from OVH. I could not get EPP code from them (i followed the instructions they provided) but it keeps saying ' An error occurred retrieving the AUTH/INFO code (Internal server error) '
Raised a ticket and received a reply after 10 days, yes 10 days saying "which domain is it for?" - why not read the ticket, it mentions the domain name clearly. Anyway, I responded with the domain name and today is 11th day since their last reply.
Stay the f* away from these people. Their control panel loads like it is on dialup & support is appalling.
TLDR: My case is complex and fixing it will take a ridiculous amount of money and I desperately would like advice for getting insurance to cover surgery (for someone who doesn't have a typical case like underbite or sleep apnea)
I've had some lovely jaw problems tmd and upper jaw asymmetry (causing bite problems) as a result of bad ortho in the past that I've been getting treated with a splint and stuff
I always knew my positioning of everything and the way my joints are were pretty out of the norm and I knew that ortho would not cut it due to how far off my lower jaw in its proper position sits from my teeth lining up - think major crossbite when I have the splint in - maybe I'll post pics sometime
Had an appointment today and got told that surgery was, yes, my only option at this point, but also that a whole network of people across the U.S. that my guy has pretty much said they would not want to do surgery on me because of all that it would involve
Basically would need double jaw surgery with some pretty non-straightforward movements and total joint replacement because even in the correct bite position (with no pain) I get popping and they wouldn't want to risk relapse or further joint issues
My guy told me there would be only 2 surgeons he would recommend one in California and one in St Louis (which would mean lots and lots of money and travel and such as well)
Either I live with the huge bulky splint forever with noticeable visual asymmetry and other general discomforts and difficulty eating
Or I (and my family) find some way to get insurance to cover some or most of it because otherwise we would never be able to afford it which is sort of scary news
Anyways if anyone has any advice for going through a weird process like this and getting insurance to maybe cover anything or whatnot would super highly appreciate it <3
LESSON 88. Today we will review these ideas:
(75) The light has come. In choosing salvation rather than attack, I merely choose to recognize what is already there. Salvation is a decision made already. Attack and grievances are not there to choose. That is why I always choose between truth and illusion; between what is there and what is not. The light has come. I can but choose the light, for it has no alternative. It has replaced the darkness, and the darkness has gone.
These would prove useful forms for specific applications of this idea:
This cannot show me darkness, for the light has come. The light in you is all that I would see, [name]. I would see in this only what is there.
(76) I am under no laws but God’s. Here is the perfect statement of my freedom. I am under no laws but God’s. I am constantly tempted to make up other laws and give them power over me. I suffer only because of my belief in them. They have no real effect on me at all. I am perfectly free of the effects of all laws save God’s. And His are the laws of freedom.
For specific forms in applying this idea, these would be useful:
My perception of this shows me I believe in laws that do not exist. I see only the laws of God at work in this. Let me allow God’s laws to work in this, and not my own.
hihi, i watched an anime at my school today but i dont know the name of it. from what i watched, its about a guy who gets murdered and comes back to life as a slime in a different universe game thingy on a cave, afterwards he meets a dragon, kills a bunch of monsters, leaves the cave and i stopped at the part that the slime finds a group of goblins. i would appreciate if anyone told me what anime is it, thanks!
I bought Season of Defiance a few days ago but saw Lightfall on sale today. How does the "current season pass" bundled with LF work? Will I miss it out by getting LF now, or will I get silver to offset for the next season?
I removed everything that I should for a month and started to feel great! Tried to start more foods since I was losing weight and I’m pregnant so I needed to start gaining. Anyway I felt fine for 2 weeks and on Monday my stomach hurt but it disappeared when I ate lunch. Then yesterday it happened again before lunch and around 3 pm after snacks but disappeared after lunch and dinner. Noticed that the pain started with bread and cereals so ate oatmeal today at breakfast felt fine. Needed something to eat at uni so took a sandwich and now it’s back! Can it be gluten? Feels weird since warm pasta has worked fine and the pain disappears when eating hot foods.
Yes, I am the one who will be helping you today. Just do one thing for me, sir. Hold on for one moment and I will explain to you each and every thing.