Does elizabeth keen die
Strange Death Outside Lighthouse
2023.03.30 19:39 atdi2113 Strange Death Outside Lighthouse
After the Dewdrop fight those drones fly up and are peaceful. Scanning does nothing, shooting does nothing BUT if I scan AFTER i have shot them I die and it's like someone hit me in the back of the head. I'm assuming because then I would see that drones are actually red/hostile??
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2023.03.30 19:36 mrafekaj Is Michael still alive in SB? (the unfortunate new evidence)...
Hello everyone! I'm Shycrow on YT, and, Zantorm and I are working on a very
bold theory that we're gonna need a lot
of feedback on to help develop.
So, here is the working
version of my personal take on the theory
(please note: this is the script to a video I am working on, so forgive me if there are any in-text notes in the script itself)
Throughout the short lifespan of my channel I… haven't touched any SB theories with a ten foot pole,
for… pretty obvious reasons… Since this game has proven to be pretty mind numbing for even the smartest of people, but, while I was working a very ambitious, sortof response /my own take on Matpat’s fnaf timeline theory, I randomly got a DM from the youtuber Zantorm, presenting some bold claims about a SB discovery he made, and after he presented the evidence. After a collective “holy SHIT!” I decided to make this video before my Game theory one.
Now, keep in mind… I HATE this theory, and I’ll add it into the “I’ll celebrate with a 24 hour livestream if it’s wrong” list, but there is JUST enough evidence for me to drop everything and present it her:
But… I just need to drop it here..
Michael might still be alive in SB.
I know I know most of you clicked off right there, but trust me, I would’ve done the same thing if I were you. But just… hear me out for a bit…
For me, it really starts going with an odd piece of Fnaf AR’s source code, where we see an “alert” sent to someone suspiciously named none other than “mafton” at the email address
And while Entom was playing around in SB in debug mode,, he found these post it notes in many of the security offices in the pizzaplex with message of “meeting with Smith 5pm”
written on them, obviously reminders for the security guards
And in the huge pipe that leads to Mazercise, we get to see a grocery list on the wall: “Butters, butters, butters” an obvious easter egg about SL.
And last but not least, we see a hidden room deep in the pizzaplex in SB. More specifically the same room michael unwinds in after work in SL.
We see the exact same couch, the same 70’s era TV set, the same wall decorations, And what do we see on top of the TV? Michael's basket of Exotic Butters, the one he earned after his saga in the Sister location.
Now now, with all that presented, I’m gonna go all Matpat here for a moment and write a lore accurate fanfiction
that would even make him blush: I think Michael is back to try and finish off William, much like in previous games. Just like how the vengeful spirit seems to be back. He probably got a job at the company for the sole reason that he was the person who he was during the original Fazbear entertainment run. But he managed to get higher, and higher into the company, even being able to move much of his old stuff into his own private room in the Pizzaplex. but when he found out the real purpose of the company, he decided to try and work behind the scenes to put a stop to it, like… possible freeing Gregory from glitchtraps influence?? Among other things that fnaf intentionally set him up to do to pad out five more games- \
ahem* I mean provide rich storytelling opportunities for the future of the franchise?* And who knows? Maybe the plan is to have a sortof redo of fnaf 6 to end this next phase of the franchise? Where the previous characters like the puppet, Michael, William and henry return in SOME form rise of skywalker style to be burned again once in for all… until phase three of course
So, if this whole theory is true, Michael is high enough in the company to have his own room in the pizzaplex, one based off his home above the SL. He can’t just be a low level employee, because in the bobbiedots we see just how crazy difficult it is for the protagonist abe to even squat out by the garbage without getting caught in that story. And, the pizzaplex books have been kinda hitting us over the head with evidence that they are in the same universe as SB now.
But, alright alright, you might be asking, where does the “Michael possesses Glamrock freddy” theory end up then? Well, fortunately or unfortunately, I think the pizzaplex books kinda put that one to rest Because The pizzaplex books HAMMER in the fact that Fazbear entertainment can make sentient animatronics. We see that with not only the bobbiedots, but also in the storyteller we get a straightforward confirmation that the Glamrocks… are advanced AI. All their personality’s, insecurities and mood swings? Yup, the Storyteller confirms they were programed in on purpose. How about Glamrock Freddy’s compassion to Gregory? Well, GGY confirms that, to the dismay to a million fatherless twitter kids, that was because Gregory had actually hacked into and altered Glamrock Freddy’s programing so that he would do his bidding. Now, whether or not remnant or agony has anything to do with this is unknown, but the fact that Fazbear entertainment has the ability to program sapient AI with human emotions and feeling is more then confirmed at this point.
But, that of course leads to the elephant in the room: Fnaf 6. Where it is VERY strongly implied that Michael dies in the fnaf 6 fire with the rest of the gang.
But, zantorm pointed out a tiny little detail about the final cutscene that just made do what can only be described as a slow facepalm with my desk:
In the end of the game, we are presented with the last of Henry’s employee tapes, thanking us the security guard for working at the establishment and that out duties are complete: (show “:you now longer need to go to work next week” line)
And, as zantorm pointed out:If the intro videos were obviously played for Michael when he signed up for the company, then, just who are they playing for at the end of the game?....
(now OBVIOUSLY, this was a minor, non canon plot hole presented as a joke for the player in a 4th wall break… but… we all know what fnaf loves to do with THOSE.. (show “tampering with the animatronics” slip, “he always comes back” line, and (), all with explanations behind them)
Did.. this line get midrashed:(show, I had a way out planned” line) to mean that since TECHNICALLY Henry doesn’t know if Michael will take the way out or not, Michael changed his mind and did decide to leave?
And… this all leads us to both simultaneously the biggest supporting, and biggest potential refuting, piece of evidence for this theory:
Fnaf’s new narrative style.
IF the “meeting with Smith” cards have anything to do with Michael, then, why would he be going under Fritz smith again in the franchise?
Was Michael thrown out and came back under the same false allies he used one 40 years earlier?? Dang, that would be uncreative, and extremely narratively redundant, unlike everything else in this game.. (slowly have the burntrap ending fade in onscreen)
But, to be perfectly fair, it WOULD be a pretty solid way of telling us that it is the Michael we know, by having him mirror the same behavior we’ve seen from the previous games… even if it is extremely lazy and half baked.. (like every other explanation in SB and the Tales books..)
Yup, it’s vague, it’s stupid. But there's about as much evidence for it as anything else we know from the game, and… it really fit’s with the direction the game seems to be
Because I think the real question is why does SB throw all these hints to previous characters in the game series?
Why is Michael afton seemingly the name of a fnaf ar employee? Why Is Vanessa's last named implied to be “afton” Why does Gregory HEAVILY resemble the crying child? Down to the hair, the build, the striped shirt and even the bandage on the knee?
Heck, even the Vanny ending, rather famously, has Gregory taking a bite out of a fredbear or freddy head popsicle, in a not so subtly inversion of the fate of the crying child
It takes an extreme amount of lore stretching to have any of this make sense. It’s not like how the name “Jeremy” appears like six times for unrelated reasons, these are all in the same period, around the same events in the same new canon.
That’s why we get things like gregbot, and the multiple Elizabeth's theories. And unfortunately.. As crazy as these theories are… SB and tales from the pizzaplex manages to outdo us at every turn. I mean, is a robot Gregory or a dozen elizabeth clones such a stretch when there are orbs that make dreams a reality sold in the ticket booths, or little speaker disks that can make robots eat, breath, bleed and be completely indiscernible as normal humans just with some 80’s tech and sounds undoubtedly exist now?
Fnaf nowadays isn’t about what makes sense, but rather, it’s become a plug and play game of what insane details we can plug and play into the basic premise we know. Narrative coherence… plays a surprisingly small part now. Now we just gotta see whatever is in the games and books and figure out what the game is trying to tell us with them.
So basically, doing theories about SB consists of presenting the most insane nonsense ever in a theory, explaining why it doesn’t make any sense and having fnaf confirm it five or six months later. So, lets see if that prophecy is fulfilled for this theory.
leave your feedback on this theory down below, because this theory needs a LOT of work before I think it is really presentable.
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2023.03.30 19:33 Domino_98 Mk5 gti starts then dies after a few seconds
this is my first time posting on here, I have a 2009 Tsi Volkswagen gti. For the past few days when I start my car in the morning for work it cranks but dies on me after a few seconds, usually on the third try it then stays running and drives normal for the rest of the day until the next day it does the same thing, Thankyou for looking at this post, could use any word of advice as to what the problem might be
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2023.03.30 19:30 Goatzan Unpopular opinion : Sabito basically ruined the purpose of the final selection. Hear me out.
Most controversial opinion ever told in the fandom.
I'm not defending the final selection here there would be a post dedicated to that later, i just want to gather enough bullet proof to avoid humiliation
So let's summarize what we know
The final selection was a test used by the Demon slayer corps to gets ride of the weak and only keep the strongest or at least those above average. Even if it's very brutal and seems wrong it made sense with the context, the demon slayer corps existed since the heian era and never gets the chance to be modernized with the only new things being the uniforms, plus it didn't help that it was still run by the a traditionnal family (we all know how ancient clan/family were protective of their tradition).
We know since the Hashira training that Sabito saved all the trainee during his final selection by killing all demons in the mountain, exhausting himself in the process and ultimately die against the hand demon who take advantage of him.
Firstly i need to congratulate Sabito for what he had done, such a selfless acts, saving saving those kids from their horribles fates was worthy of a true demon slayer huh ?! BUT it's there that the problem begins, by killing all the demons in the final selection, Sabito just lets dozens of weak and talentless one live (Murata and the others trainee) while killed the most promissing one out of them all (himself). He goes against what the final selection was created and for what ?! No one from his promotion attained the rank of hashira (he coud've easily replaced Giyuu if he lived) and the worse is that the only known of them wasn't even a Kinoe but a Kanoto (the rank the trio managed to attain in less a year), could you imagine the waste of ressources and civilians loss Sabito indirectly caused by not acting mature enough. If you tell me like everyone that Sabito died because the test was flawed, i will answer that he died because he got uncareful, nothing prevented him from trying to convince the other trainee to help him or gang up together to minimalize the loss, or even run away from the hand demon to avoid being killed, but instead he rushed head first in the danger and gets himself killed, if he was on mission and did the same mistakes, innocent civilian will die pointlessly. A demon slayer is not just chopping head off or executing flashy moves, it's knowing how to kill the demon AND survive WHILE preventing civilians from being hurt, being the strongest is pointless if at the end you accomplish nothing you're assigned for
On a side note It's not just demon slayer but basically every shonen, where does come from the obssession for female character being well written ?!
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2023.03.30 19:28 owlskye The downfall of YouTube pisses me off.
I have extremely nostalgic memories of YouTube and how fun of a website it used to be in the mid to late 2000’s, before the corporate monetization and greed happened. I remember the pure outrage when they announced Google had purchased YouTube and now it was going to be filled with ads. This was the end of their best era.
Back in the day, YouTube was filled to the brim with content creators that were the sole reason the site was thriving. YouTube paid the creators who made them money, and it was a system that worked. The reason people watched videos was because it was a way for people to portray their skills and humor in an unfiltered way. It gave regular people the opportunity to become stars, and have their abilities appreciated. You could watch a video made by one of your favorite creators and genuinely laugh, because there were no limits (which also was a negative thing at the time with people like Onision and Shane Dawson.) You didn’t have to skip through several ads and be pestered to buy YouTube premium.
It was truly different, and I have no idea why YouTube—or actually Google—decided to destroy something that worked. They destroyed the main purpose of the site. The content creators were the ones making the site money, and so the emphasis was on them and not anything else. They introduced advertisements because their main goal went from making money off the basic premise of the website to making money off ads. One would think an ad or two wouldn’t have such a huge impact, but it did and here’s why:
When a company is paying you money to advertise their product on your website, it comes with a contract that the ad is not near anything that would give the company a bad image. If you did not comply with this rule, you were demonetized. This means a decline in quality of the content put out. Creators had to change their style of videos to accommodate the ads, and people didn’t really like that new content. Suddenly, people who had vibrant and funny personalities turned into basic kid’s content. No swearing, nothing inappropriate, nothing that would be deemed ‘unfit’ for the ads.
So, what happened is: the old creators that single-handedly made YouTube the website giant that it was were forgotten about. They didn’t appeal anymore because everyone missed the “old them”. They faded away, and what replaced them was outrage content & makeup videos. This outrage content became a meme after a while where people had videos titled: “PRANK GONE WRONG!!! EPIC FAIL!!! EMERGENCY ROOM VISIT!!!” but then the video is just someone falling off a skateboard and twisting their arm. Clickbait became the new thing rather than quality content because that’s all that mattered. It made the most money and the videos were so basic and boring that it couldn’t possibly interfere with the ads.
And then there’s the shitstorm that the “beauty community” was. You’d think it was just people doing makeup tutorials, but it wasn’t. All of these big beauty YouTubers became cult-like. It was pure chaos and drama. This was encouraged because it’s what makes money when everything else is boring. It’s exactly the same as when MTV started releasing dumbass reality shows about pregnant teenagers. People watch because it’s a train wreck, not because it’s quality. YouTube had become just one big reality show where everyone acted like immature high schoolers, but it didn’t matter, it made money.
Content farming started where one “company” would make 50 separate accounts and work the system to post the same video over and over again on each account, just edited differently, to farm the most number of views and money. YouTube didn't care because cha-ching, am I right? This was also outrage content as it was usually 10 minutes of someone using a glue gun to make a hairbrush. They would make outright fake content such as putting a cake in a microwave and it comes out with three extra layers, implying the microwave can grow a fucking cake. This was purposefully designed to garner views and negative attention. Bad publicity is good publicity, right.
YouTube was fine with this because advertisers are fine with it. They don’t care that their ad is placed in the middle of a prank video, where all the person does is scream in public. This was only content that kids or teenagers would find funny, and there was nothing left of the old YouTube that we all used to love. YouTube somehow even became a pedophilia content farm, which is just absolutely appalling that people can even think of doing this. Making “kids” cartoons filled with weirdly suggestive sexual content, but it’s borderline so the ads stay. McDonalds doesn’t care that they are being advertised on child grooming content, because the kids watching it will say, “Mommy, I want McDonalds!”
What’s even worse is I bet you don’t even realize the effect this had on internet culture. When outrage content designed for views replaced quality content, then nobody has the motivation to try to be funny or smart to garner an audience. All they have to do is film themselves doing something dumb and they’re famous. Kids watch these people get famous off shooting a paintball gun at strangers’ cars, and they think, “wow, that’s easy, I can do that too.” It evolves into a contest to see who can do the most ridiculous thing for views, or who can do the most dangerous. All of those challenges were an example of this, and people died from it.
In short: the day Google bought YouTube and announced ads changed internet culture forever.
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2023.03.30 19:25 canitryto Who is the Hooded Man in Winterfell in your headcanon ? This is from /u/markg171 .
One thing I'd like to add to the overall discussion is that while people tend to focus on how the Hooded Man recognizes Theon, the fact that he's shocked to see he's alive IMO is the far more important characteristic, and is the one that whittles down rather significantly many of the possible candidates that routinely get thrown around.
Cause the thing is, one assumes that nearly every notherner at this point knows Theon is alive. Theon's been travelling around with the Boltons to the Dreadfort, Moat Cailin, Barrowton, and Winterfell. He's been well exposed to the northerners IN the north, and to them it's no secret. Hell, even the Wall receives word that Ramsay holds Theon in ASOS. Most of them should be aware he's alive, and so proposed candidates like Robett Glover should be aware of this too.
Furthermore, but anybody from Robb's army or Stoneheart's band of the northmen who were sent by Ned with Beric should also know he's alive as Robb ordered Ramsay to keep him alive to serve as a blood price against whoever became the next King of the Iron Isles.
Robb considered that reluctantly, but in the end he nodded. "Yes. Very well. Keep him alive, then. For the present. Hold him secure at the Dreadfort till we've retaken the north."
Any stragglers from Robb's army who somehow survived the Red Wedding and returned north should know this, and Cat "survived" too and therefore could've pass that along to Brotherhood candidates like Harwin, and therefore Harwin should know that too. Indeed if it's a Brotherhood member in Winterfell one would expect they have orders from Stoneheart to kill Theon if they run into him precisely because Cat knows he's alive and wants vengeance. Regardless, the Hooded Man would never ask how Theon is still alive as the answer is Robb literally ordered it.
So the Hooded Man would need to be someone who knows Theon, meanwhile Theon seemingly doesn't recognize them, but is still someone who has had next to no recent knowledge of/from the north to not be aware that Theon is alive. Someone like Hallis Mollen, another popular candidate, fits that as he leaves Cat's side long before they receive the above commands from Robb and so could simply assume Theon either died when Ramsay "retook" Winterfell or was killed by SOMEONE given he no longer holds power and Euron became king instead, but then you'd have to wonder why Theon doesn't just say it's Hal when he meets him. Hal was Robb's captain of the guards and Cat's chief protector in the army and so Theon would obviously know him.
That doesn't tell us who the Hooded Man is of course, but I think it does eliminate some of the candidates that often get mentioned despite what the Hooded Man actually says as clues to his identity. It can't be anybody who should know that Theon is alive and/or why, and most of the proposed candidates tend to fall into that (or are someone Theon should recognize).
It also IMO lends credence to people like Davos being them though.
Davos may have been with Stannis during the GR and therefore seen Theon when Pyke fell without Theon remembering who random captain X was with Stannis Davos wouldn't have any reason to think Theon would still be alive after all he's done, and his travels/imprisonments all align with keeping him away from places where he might've heard of Theon's survival Davos would likely view what Theon did as kinslaying Davos would of course see the irony in Ramsay taking Theon's fingers as punishment
I still have no idea who it is though lol. And of course GRRM may have never really intended us to delve too deeply into it, and that it's just another random person who hates Theon for what he did. The Starks were well-loved after all and so just because he has no idea who Random Men-at-Arms X is doesn't mean they don't know him.
A Dance with Dragons - A Ghost in Winterfell Outside the snow was coming down so heavily that Theon could not see more than three feet ahead of him. He found himself alone in a white wilderness, walls of snow looming up to either side of him chest high. When he raised his head, the snowflakes brushed his cheeks like cold soft kisses. He could hear the sound of music from the hall behind him. A soft song now, and sad. For a moment he felt almost at peace. Farther on, he came upon a man striding in the opposite direction, a hooded cloak flapping behind him. When they found themselves face-to-face their eyes met briefly. The man put a hand on his dagger. "Theon Turncloak. Theon Kinslayer." "I'm not. I never … I was ironborn."
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2023.03.30 19:24 LizDances Heart rate during exercise
Ohhhkay. I asked this of my Cardiology NP like a year ago and she was like "yeah, that's fine...you're just out of shape!" Note, I have a POTS diagnosis, but push back from the current cardiology office.
I am 38, which means my max heart rate should be 182. I routinely hit 160s and 170s getting out of bed in the morning. I make *big* efforts to exercise, since I know it's so good for me (not just the dysautonomia, but also significant mental health issues), and walk about two miles, three times a week. Gently. My speed ranges from about 19-22min/mile. As long as I am on flat, paved ground, my average HR ranges from about 130-155. But if there is uneven ground or elevation gain, fuhgetaboutit. I was walking a relatively flat hiking trail in my area regularly (last year when I spoke with cardio), but it had bits with loose sand, and my HR was getting up to about 204. I've stopped doing that, despite cardio calling it fine, because I was so symptomatic I thought I was dying. Now I only do gentle walks around people (in case of emergency I can yell/or someone is likely to see me faint).
So now I want to know: fellow Potsies and dysautonomia kings/queens, what does your *exercise* HR look like? What's safe? What's reasonable? The Interwebs says that, for me, 127 to 155 counts as vigorous exercise... is that still true with POTS? I don't know. I just want to know what's real, you know?
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2023.03.30 19:23 Chemical_Armadillo94 Severe Negative Impacts on My Mental Health - Is it time to quit?
I (28F) am so fed up with my current job. I wake up everyday dreading every aspect of my job. I work as an executive assistant to a property owner and developer. He is never in the office and so I work mainly alone under his CFO who does his job for him along with his own. I am a alone in the office every day. The only interaction I get is brief moments with tenants or people who are lost in our building. I am responsible for every last thing in this office, bottom to top; from buying toilet paper to finalizing leases. Not only do I do that for the company I officially work for, but the 3 additional companies owned by my boss, his personal properties, his medical marijuana doctors office, and a slum apartment complex he owns and barely operates, mind you, I am only paid from one of these companies; an unmotivational $17.50/hr.
I cannot do this anymore. This job offers no benefits, insurance, or even PTO. I don't know why but, I keep coming in and doing it everyday. My boss is a manchild, who inherited this company and all its properties from his father, who constantly throws tantrums and is off on another Disney trip or vacation every other week.
My father died last November, in a very traumatic and disturbing way. He was elderly and I took this job because it was in close proximity to his home. I was able to get home to him in a matter of minutes to perform CPR to no avail until the ambulance arrived. After this I look 1 week off work, my boss had our temp text me twice asking when I would be coming back during that week. It felt really inappropriate. I also did not have the option to exercise any paid time off for bereavement, even though I had barely missed any work in the time I have worked here (The only time I have taken off was for when I had Covid-19 and even then, I worked remotely).
I feel disrespected and used. My boss still has the gall to complain about my work ethic and professionalism if I'm even 5 minutes late due to traffic or illness.
I told his CFO that I wanted to put in notice that I would be leaving on December 1st 2022, I said I would stay on until the new year. He begged me to stay and assured me that we would discuss a raise and benefits to entice me to stay, I agreed on the condition that we discuss it and some real changes would have to be made. Nothing has happened since and they have not discussed it with me.
I get no sleep, my depression has skyrocketed in the past few months and I can honestly say I would be better off working retail.
Even with all of this considered, I feel guilt. I feel like I am being overly sensitive and everyone else hates working too, what makes me any different? My partner, family and friends all have expressed that they think its outrageous the way I am treated here. I'm scared I will feel this way anywhere and that I'm overreacting. My living situation would not be impacted and I have already received a few job offers for a similar position at other local companies.
I have recently hired another assistant who is working part time and I have already trained her, so I would not exactly be leaving them high and dry.
Is it time to quit? Am I overreacting to the situation? Am I doomed?
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2023.03.30 19:23 Das_Terminator118 I will NEVER understand why China is giving the world mental problems.
As in Madness
on a level mankind has NEVER seen.
We want to kill China and Chinese for even LOOKING at Taiwan wrong...yet we want their business.
We Shit on China ON A DAILY BASIS...Yet we need their dollars.
We want to throw them straight back into a century of humiliation( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_of_humiliation)
...yet we need their trade.
Japan(who practically turned china into a field of corpses(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjing_Massacre)
) wants to kill China too...but yet SOMEHOW China has this...Herculean,godlike
patience towards a country that not only fucked it up,but wants to do so AGAIN...But Japan needs Chinese trade.
I don't understand at all.
Honestly,if America,Japan and Europe are gonna be "China sucks this,fuck the CCP/Xi Jinping that,Ban tik tok there" then WHY THE FLYING FUCK DON'T THEY JUST DECOUPLE?!
Cut the cord!
Kick them out of the U.N/UNSC*!
Forget they ever exist!
Why the fuck are we gonna go with this fucking bullshit "China threat" like they're these motherfuckers-https://independenceday.fandom.com/wiki/Harvesters
Like they want kill all damn life on the fucking planet or something!
NONE of this shit makes any sense! NONE of this shit is even rooted in common sense! ALL of this is just fucking stupid!
Like,WHY are we shitting on China at all?
Because they're making too much money? their government is doing shit we don't like(and they don't even run any other country but China)? Because they ACTUALLY GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THEIR NATIONAL SECURITY(Taiwan,the South China Sea,etc.)?
This is all Stupid,idiotic,Madman bullshit that will do NOTHING but get us all fucking killed via nuclear fire.
I mean,me personally,I'm a weeb that is mostly Japan-centric,however,Japan is kinda pissing me off lately(I still want to go there and like most things Japan lol..but goddamn are the Japanese government the dumbest motherfuckers on the planet),And China...China is China! I mean,why should WE give a shit about what China does or doesn't do?!
This is all SO FUCKING STUPID and has been pissing me the fuck off for AGES(so to speak) now!
And you know what pisses me off the most? People acting like there is NOTHING wrong between the U.S and China. NOTHING.
The U.S and China are just the best of friends and will never go to war in any lifetime/existence and everything is sunshine and rainbows..
It's like one way or another,we're gonna have a fucking war with China because of all this shit,and there is NOT A SINGLE FUCKING SOUL in Washington who gives a damn about that.
If they kill us all with their nukes,they kill us. They don't give a fuck.
And it's sad too...China has a lot of nice shit;
Infrastructure,Culture,some of the best looking women in the world,etc.
And we(the west and Japan) want to fuck that all up...Nuke war or no.
In closing,I'll just say this:
Pussies and sheep die because of nukes. Real men either blow their own brains out and get a free nuclear cremation of their corpses or commit harakiri(https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/japanese-samurai-performing-harakiri-ritual-600w-2044116431.jpg
Fuck dying because of nukes/Twisted motherfucker politicians. They want to blow up the fucking world,be my guest. But who the fuck wants to die because of that? Fuck nukes and FUCK POLITICIANS.
Ultimate tl:dr:I am SO PISSED OFF at this stupid,crazy,schizophrenic bullshit that supposed THE WHOLE FUCKING HUMAN RACE has towards towards China and I AM SICK AND FUCKING TIRED OF IT(And I'm not even Chinese!). *UNSC=United Nations Security Council( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council)
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2023.03.30 19:23 torricodiego Operation: Queen Slayer (Prologue)
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Current Mining Zone
"This is bloody hard work!" groans the Engineer bathed in crystalline light "mining is not my favourite task, not by a long shot, rather be shooting bugs"
"Quit yer whining, ya big baby!" shouts Gunner above the deafening roar of his minigun unloading two thousand rounds of depleted uranium on the Glyphids dumb enough to come after them. "Yeah, Engi, come on, you don't see me complaining about your crap platform placing eh," Scout says as he uses his grappling gun to zip through the air to a Plastcrete MKII platform with barely a ledge to stand on, hanging at least ten stories high above solid rock ground. As he begins to mine the Nitra there, the wall shuffles, and a tunnel gives way to the Driller standing in sight. He says, "Might have taken a wrong turn down there somewhere," after a moment of silence the Scout and Driller both burst out laughing. The ground starts trembling. "I'm not the one doing that this time," Driller comments to Scout. Scout looks below and shouts at Engi and Gunner, "You guys feel that down there!?"
When suddenly the walls start to crumble, the glowing crystals vibrate faster and faster until they start shattering, plunging the cave and the dwarves into darkness while the ceiling begins to crack and fall on them. "Oh hell, it's an earthquake! Hang on, everybody!" shouts Driller, but it's too late and the destruction too sudden. Driller sees Engi getting covered by the collapsing cave-in and jumps with his hand drills already activated to try and drill him out; that's the last time Scout sees either of them as the earth cracks and falls unto itself. What he does see is a zipline appearing from the moving earth. "Gunner!" Scout grapples and jumps, evading falling debris and opening chasms, running on ground that disappeared with each step, finally with Gunner in sight scout zips onto the zipline. "Gunner!" shouts Scout, glad to find his friend and a bit of stability on the zipline in the sea of clashing dirt.
"Scout, what the hell happened? Where's Engi and Driller? I can't find them on the ping system," Gunner asks. "I think they're gone, Gunn..." Scout is interrupted as the zipline loses its grounding, dropping them onto the ground. Both of them brace for the impact of the quake and debris, but there is none. "The quakes stopped," Scout realizes. "Yeah, but listen, Scout… now it's too quiet… and too dark," Gunner says, feeling something off. "Right, I'll light it up," Scout says. Before he can fire his flare gun, Gunner gives in to his instincts and deploys his shield bubble while thinking, "If I'm wrong, then I'll only be a nervous fool for a short while, but if I'm right… I hope I'm not."
As the shield activates emanating its green translucent light alongside Scout firing his flare towards the ceiling, the darkness is pushed away if only for them both to realize, as they follow the solitary lit trail of light that the flare is leaving behind flying towards the ceiling, that it is now traveling alongside a mountain, a mountain that wasn't there before – a black, scaly, sharp, protruding mountain.
Gunner's and Scout's stomachs sink, "Had their eyes not adjusted yet, this couldn't be a Glyphid right, not even Oppressors nor Hiveguard Dreadnaughts could grow this big," Scout thought to himself, but whatever other thoughts he might have had were lost by the shouting of Gunner and the roaring of his minigun as it amps up to its maximum speed and starts unloading on the creature. "Aaaaaarrrgggh!"Gunner roars alongside his minigun, Scout joins in the shout. He doesn't know why he's shouting, but it feels goddamn right. "This must be what the rumors said about what wanders in the dark depths of Hoxxes IV, the bloody Glyphid queen!" Gunner shouts to scout above all the firepower being deployed, wishing they had taken it more seriously than just a tale to scare the green-beards.
![img](5huhxm23uwqa1 " Awesome drawing of the Glphyid Queen done by u/VariousQuestion
Yet no matter how much they try, the armor of this mountainous beast isn't being damaged by their attacks. It actually seems as if the creature might not have even noticed the dwarves being there, could be she is just on her way. But the creature had noticed them and understood them more than they thought, as she was waiting patiently for the shield to die out, as would the dwarves alongside it. As the shield flickered signifying its end, the queen makes her move. She unhinges her jaw breaking away into four parts to reveal rows and rows of teeth, all circulating, sharp as a pickaxe, with Glyphids running in and out of her mouth as well in between the rows of teeth. Her armor begins to rattle, creaking and shaking as it opens up to expose tunnels of flesh where eggs are being dropped out amongst venomous, poisonous green goo bile that starts to flood the cave, being held back only by the shield bubble. The eggs hatch, giving birth to all manners of Glyphids while full-grown Glyphids are coming out of her orifices. "Gross," says Scout as the shield runs out of energy when the queen suddenly lunges forward violently and with more speed than her massive body should be able to have ripping and tearing the ground where Scout and Gunner had stood but moments ago.
"By the beard, Gunner, you got to lay off the sandwiches," Scout says, with the grappling hook whirring and screeching due to having been overloaded to manage and be able to take Gunner and himself out of the hellish beast's path. "Never!" replies Gunner holding on to Scout for safety, something he never thought would happen. Before Gunner can add to that the grappling hook snaps and they slam down onto the cave's floor. In the pitch-black darkness, Gunner is disoriented and can't find his footing. "Scout? Scout?" Gunner throws a flare and sees Scout lying on the ground injured. He runs to him, only to realize his leg is also badly hurt. "Aargh," he almost falls to the floor but manages to support himself using the minigun as a crutch. Gunner limps towards Scout, saying, "Hey Scout, I promise I'll leave the sandwiches alone... but only if we drink double the beer."
As Gunner crouches next to Scout, Scout turns with a bloody face and says, "You better be paying, then." As Scout is helped to his feet by Gunner, the rumbling starts again, and multiple cave tunnels open around them, unleashing a swarm of Glyphids. The dark cave is lit up not by flares but by all the firepower being unleashed on the Glyphids. Gunner and Scout stand shoulder to shoulder against the unyielding swarm. It wasn't necessary to say it, they were both thinking the same, that if this is to be the end then we better make it a bloody good one, as they shout "FOR ROCK AND STONE!!!" in unison. The Glyphid bodies begin to pile up even managing to clog up some of the tunnels, the dwarves' weapons glowing red nearing their melting points from the non-stop use. "Could we actually make it?" thought Gunner" Command we have made contact with the Glyphid Queen and need immediate extraction, Command do you copy we have made contact with the Glyphid Queen, need immediate extraction" when the ground they are standing on begins to tremble to crack and open beneath them, swallowing them both whole, into the darkness.
The ground shakes as the Glyphid queen crawls out of the giant sinkhole where Scout and Gunner held their ground against all odds. The earth trembles while the Glyphid queen continues on her trail of death and destruction in the darkness of Hoxxes IV.
End of Prologue
Hello, fellow dwarves if you've made it this far first and foremost Rock and Stone! Now please let me know what you liked, disliked, and if you would like to see the continuation. I would like to share something personal and that is that I have or used to have huge trouble understanding tone over text mixed with anxiety which means I mostly used to play solo games or multiplayer games solo as talking online induced my anxiety, and that was until I met Deep Rock Galactic. At first, it was, as usual, playing solo but the more I played the more I saw the community for what awesome understanding dwarves they are and that allowed me to interact with people, finally being able to chat over text and carry conversations and jokes making friends and memories. which leads me to this because the community is so awesome it has given me the confidence to post this, hopefully, you liked it fellow miners.
2023.03.30 19:22 MonstrousMaelstromZ New Paladin Card Revealed - Disco Maul
2023.03.30 19:20 hangrylawyer Kala Khatta Awards, 2023 NOMINATIONS- POST 4
NOTE: VOTING FOR THIS WILL BE TAKEN IN THE COMMENTS. WE WILL HAVE A COMBINATION OF COMMENT AND POLL VOTING, BECAUSE MAH RULEZ! ALSO NOT EVERYONE CAN BE NOMINATED FOR EVERYTHING, PLEASE VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE SO NOMINATED. THANKS.
- "GIRGIT OF REDDIT" INFLUENCER: For those influencers who frequent ICG:
(a) Quirky Miss;
(b) Komal Pandey;
(c) Shreya Jain;
(d) Kusha Kapila;
(e) Brinda Sharma;
- "SAATH KHOON MAAF" INFLUENCER: MOST PROBLEMATIC INFLUENCER EVER WHO REFUSES TO FADE INTO IRRELEVANCE:
(a) Udhta Darinda;
(b) Elvish Yadav;
(c) Lakshay Chaudhary;
(d) Armaan Malik;
- "MEAN GIRLS GANG": Set of influencers who stick together, bully together, say problematic things together:
(a) Santu, Otherwarya, Arjun Madam;
(b) Mridul, Mansi, Aashi Adani, Trendilitee;
(c) Kusha, Zor, Dolly, Komal, Siddharth;
(d) Ashnaa Shroff, Riya Jain, Juhi Godambe, Santoshi Shetty;
(e) Radhika Sheth, Shetroublemaker, Arunika Khanna, Shivani Singh;
(d) DAMN FAM;
- "MOST PERIODS EVER": Self explanatory:
(a) Ritvi Shah;
(b) Aishwarya Mohanraaj;
(c) Periods man/ Pad mann (Aarush);
(d) Nimisha Verma;
- "KISNE PUCHA INSE": Influencers with the most unnecessary opinions:
(d) Andres Borge;
(e) Saloni Chopra;
- "SYMBIOTIC BEHENS"- Influencers who are codependent/ mirror's content etc.
(a) Diddupur- khuranas;
(b) Dipika and Neha Faizi;
(c) World versus otherwarya :p
(d) Anunay and Vrinda;
- "FOURTH DAY SANITARY PAD ENERGY"- Someone said this in the sub and I have been dying to use it. I will deem it to mean Influencers who started the most basic brands to capitalise on their gullible followers:
(a) Malvika- Masic;
(b) Deeksha- Dee Clothing;
(c) Vishnu Kaushal- Peech by Vishnu;
(d) Mridul- Simba Lifetsyle/ Skion Apparels;
(e) Impulse- Sarah Sarosh;
- "PIGGY BACKING PODS": Influencer whose whole career is based on the other successful partner:
(a) Zorawar piggy-backing Kusha;
(b) Siddharth piggy-backing Komal;
(c) Deeksha piggy-backing Kritika;
(d) Akhil piggy-backing Malvika;
(e) Brown Daughter-Gopali (seriously confused who is piggy backing whom)
- "BHAYANKAR KAMEDY": Self explanatory:
(a) Anisha Dixit;
(b) Prapti Elizabeth;
(c) Niharika NM;
(d) Rebel Kid;
- "RELEVANCE IS A MINDSET": Last category for tonight for the most irrelevant influencer:
(a) Heli Ved;
(b) Sejal Kumar;
(c) Aashna Shroff;
(d) Mridul Sharma;
GOODNIGHT GUYS!! See you tomorrow, XOXO.
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2023.03.30 19:18 Sig000 (REPOST, since i made a mistake with the last one) #TOPSLASHERS "Run... Hide... It does not matter, I shall find you all in time."
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![img](j6ywhe6itwqa1 "(uh I have to include this story, one of my friends made a sick story for him from is original backstory, so here it is) ")
William was a man of good intentions and an overall happily married husband. He adored his wife, Alice, and she was the love of his life. They lived in a nice home in the suburbs and plans to start a family. In the meantime, as an anniversary gift, William got Alice a pet white rabbit as a joke because “Every Alice needs her white rabbit” and the fact that Alice was always late and in hurry for work, for the white rabbit in wonderland was always in a hurry. Alice worked as a psychiatrist and William was an engineer who had a passion for writing books. He was writing a horror fictional piece on Jack the Ripper and had high hopes it would be a best seller. Except, his happy life was about to drastically change. One night, William was running late and arrived home at night, past his usual time. It was overly quiet in his home and all the lights were out, which was further unusual as Alice wouldn’t go to sleep without him. He called out to her and no voice returned his worried calls. William attempted to walk over to switch on the lights, but slipped on something wet on the ground. He stood up and collected himself, then turned on the lights. His mouth was wide open and no noise came out as he was struck with fear. The wetness he had slipped on was blood, and in the middle of it, the poor white rabbit William had bought Alice for their anniversary, dead. Now, a vastly frantic William, started crying out for Alice as he stumbled across his kitchen on his way to the living room. He flipped on the lights to see Alice’s lifeless body in the middle of the floor, covered in blood and disfigured from the damage that killed her. On the wall, smeared in blood, read “She decided to go down the rabbit hole, so I sent her to Wonderland. Ha ha ha”. Before William could come back to reality from his shock, the room filled with police lights and the door broke down, police swarming in. Fast forward to weeks later, William was convicted of the murder of his wife, Alice. Everything pointed towards William being the killer and this crushed his soul. No matter how much he pleaded and swore his love for Alice, no matter how much pain he displayed in her loss, whomever framed him, got away with it. William was sentenced to death row in prison. William did not belong in prison and it was evident. From day one, he was picked on and beaten by inmates. The guards harassed William relentlessly and teased him with Wonderland jokes due the murder of his wife Alice, the message on the wall, and the poor slaughtered rabbit. William was shown no mercy and his life became a constant struggle for survival, a pure hell. It wasn’t until a Doctor came in the night to the prison that William may be saved. She offered certain luxuries and promises to whichever inmate offered his services for an experiment. While every inmate was desperate for this opportunity, the Doctor, Dr. Queen, saw the beaten and disheveled William in the corner. She approached him and offered to him specifically. In question as to why, she said that William looked like he was beaten to his last card to play in survival, he deserves a break due to his admirable survivability. With enough convincing, he was willing. The beginning of the end is what was in store for William. Little did William know, he was about to be used as a disposable tool in unethical experimentation. Dr Queen suddenly became cold and apathetic towards William. She told him she was looking to study to vast complexities of the human mind and look to cure or better understand one of the most enigmatic disorders of the brain, dissociative disorders. Since she can’t use actual people who suffer from such disorders in experiments due to ethics, she was allowed to use one of the inmates on death row in a covert program. “What does this have to do with me?” William said in a fit of anxiety. “I don’t have any such disorder!” “Not yet you don’t.” Dr. Queen said sinisterly. “Now, unfortunately for you, the disorder I’m focusing on, DID, or, Dissociative Identity Disorder, is something developed in young developing minds that have endured horrific trauma.” She continued. “It isn’t heard of for an adult to suddenly develop DID from relatively current trauma, as when it manifests in most adults or young teens, it’s from a suppressed trauma from their childhood years. So we need to somehow get you to develop the disorder.” “W…well…wh…what are you, er, how are you going to do that?? William panicked. “Well, William, we are going to put you through any and every bit of possible trauma, damage, and pain possible until your brain decides to do what it does best, survive, and create an alter to handle the pain for you. Or you die like you would out in the prison environment anyway.” Dr. Queen said as she brushed her red hair from her face with a sadistic smirk. “Shall we begin?” William was hauled off to a secret part of the prison where he could be put through Hell without anyone ever hearing him, and Hell he was definitely put through. William had just about every sort of pain, humiliation, trauma, and distress casted upon him for around 2 months without success. If anything, it was remarkable and near uncanny how much William was capable of surviving. It was even further impressive how well his body was capable of healing and retaining itself. Dr. Queen went to do her research on William’s childhood and early life, to which she discovered she could hardly find anything. It was as if he didn’t have a childhood as his records were so vague and seemingly constructed, fabricated. Dr. Queen dug even deeper and got access to restricted files to which lead her to a disturbing discovery. She found files so hidden and buried that it was nearly impossible to find them unless you really dug deep. Within those files she discovered William’s horrific past and grinned widely. She gathered the files and fled back to the prison to confront William. A beaten and bruised William was sat down in front of Dr. Queen who showed him files of two adults, a woman and a man, slaughtered on a couch. “What does this have to do with me?” William managed to choked out of his swollen mouth. “You did this, William. You murdered these two, your biological parents.” Dr. Queen excitedly explained. “N…no. No! I’ve never seen these people before!” William exclaimed. “Stop this!” “William, these were your parents. They experimented on you ever since you were a baby. They injected you with experimental drugs and beat you, neglected you. They wanted to see if you could develop a healing or regenerative mutation of sorts. The trauma they put you through, it was despicable.” Dr. Queen said almost sympathetically. “Stop this! I want no part in this anymore. I’m done. Your games and mind tricks aren’t working. Just kill me and I can be with Alice again!” William cried. “I’m sorry, William, but you’re not going anywhere. You see, the torture you endured during childhood eventually broke you. You’ve had DID all along. You developed your first alter, Bill, who took over and shielded you from the trauma. Bill, he found an opportunity and murdered them, massacred them more like. How you overcame them as such a young boy is unknown and quite astonishing.” Dr. Queen said calmly. “Please stop. My head, it’s throbbing. This still doesn’t make me believe anything and prove I killed Alice.” William said somewhat vapidity. “This is where it gets bizarre. You see, you were in and out of foster care due to your disorder you then developed. You were violent and destructive. This followed you into your late 20s. There you met a psychiatrist, her name was Alice. Ring a bell? I can see your gears turning.”. Dr. Queen explained. “No. No more…” William was cut off. “You formed a bond with Alice. She was capable of chasing off your alters and keeping you stable. You fell in love with her. Despite the conflict of your other alters, Alice saw her presence kept you stable and she fell in love with you back. Or maybe she just found you interesting? She then buried your past and made you forget your past. Gave you a new one.” Dr. Queen Continued. William was visibly in a state of confusion and frustration. Just staring off beyond Dr. Queen. “Something must have triggered a tick in you and an alter presented itself and murdered Alice. Perhaps in a fit of retribution? Do they know something you don’t?” Dr. Queen questioned. William was in a near catatonic state and no longer in the conversation. Dr. Queen motioned for a guard to take him away for the night, but once the grizzly hand of the guard grabbed William’s shoulder, William looked up with a grin to a startled Dr. Queen. William grabbed the guard’s hand and twisted it, then crushed it. He grabbed his cuffs he secretly undid and stabbed the other guard frantically charging towards him with the sharp pointed unlatched end of the cuff. Dr. Queen was in sheer shock and fell down to her back. William approached her. “She shouldn’t have been chasing rabbits. She shouldn’t have jumped into the rabbit hole of Sir William’s mind.” William sneered. “B…Bill?” Dr. Queen shakily asked. “No no no, my red Queen, Bill is long gone. I’m the Rabbit, I’ve planned this all along, I manifested the moment Sir William saw the dead rabbit you see, but I kept hidden, filing through William’s mind. You see, you’re one of the young researchers shadowing the Doctors who experimented on poor little William. I’ve come to collect you and send you back to Wonderland. Just Alice really built a strong wall to hop over in poor Sir William’s head. Some other dark fellow in this noggin snuck out and took care of poor Alice and quickly retreated. However, now, your antics started to remind my good fellow on his past trauma, I couldn’t have that. Like you said, the brain survives and gave me a door, I was able to hop out!” Rabbit said. A visibly fear struck Dr. Queen looked puzzled on what to say or ask first. “To Wonderland? What ever do you mean!?” Dr. Queen cried. “What does the good Red Queen always say? Hm? Off with your head?” Rabbit said sincerely. “And you see, what you’ve done here during Sir William’s lovely stay, is allow another gentlemen to manifest in this headspace. One who Sir William oddly found an interest in. Let me introduce you to him, as he doesn’t talk much. Have at it, Mister Ripper.” Rabbit said, straightening himself out. His face became cold and emotionless. His stature changed to a more broad and hunched over brutish character, almost as if he grew in size. His eyes slowly scanned and met with Dr. Queen, to which he produced a nasty grin. Ripper slowly progressed towards Dr. Queen. “Run…” The Ripper growled. “I…I don’t understand” Dr. Queen said as she began to sob. The Ripper grabbed the end of the table and forcibly flipped the table in the air, flinging it over the railing, crashing on the ground below. “RUN!!!” The Ripper roared in an unnaturally deep voice. Dr. Queen stumbled and began running and screaming for help, hearing a low toned laughter fading behind her. That night, 20 guards, the warden, several inmates, and Dr. Queen were found massacred. William was nowhere to be found. William wasn’t seen since the events of the prison, however, a peculiar killer made a name for himself as he racked up victims. The killer wore a motif of the White Rabbit combined with the outfit of Jack the Ripper. It didn’t take long for others to put clues together to find out it was William, though, not really William. The identities of the White Rabbit and the Ripper were often the most present, as the Rabbit was often the brains and Ripper the brawn. He is vastly elusive and good at illusion and deception. The elaborate way he kills and escapes is often a hurdle in predicting his next moves and capturing him. He likes to play games with everyone victims and challenge them philosophically, psychologically, and physically. White Rabbit would like nothing more than to see them break, often making them choose between apprehending him or saving another of his victims. White Rabbit appears to display unique abilities such as above human strength, durability, stamina, and is capable of performing feats or actions not considered possible by basic human standards. the police assumes this is an effect of the experimentation done to William as a child and since the experimental drugs used upon William when his parents made them using, and experimenting with some animals blood, the police of this town feels responsible now for the damage that White Rabbit has caused, and not responding quick enough, all events that tried to stop the White Rabbit and try to bring back William, save him from himself. seem hopeless. White Rabbit seemingly fluctuates in abilities and tactics just as different personalities manifest. All the personalities seem to be obedient to the Rabbit alter. With the constant puzzles, riddles, elusiveness, stealth, and fighting and intellectual skills, White Rabbit is amongst one of the most challenging Killers, this world has ever seen. The constant change in personality makes him very hard to track or predict as it would require knowing each personality as its own person. The biggest mystery is finding out what makes the White Rabbit tick. they'll have to jump down the rabbit hole and chase the rabbit to get answers. We all know how elusive the white rabbit is in wonderland. Just go ask Alice, I think she'll know.
2023.03.30 19:17 Night_lon3r Bocchi makes me really sad but gives me hope at the same time
I believe you have seen a lot of posting like this since the anime release , but for me , the story is little bit different Im going to write a long story with a language that I don't use daily so pardon if it looks weird to read at.
I live in a third world country that is mediocre in term of economics or politics I used to have a group of friends in my high school that plays music instrument very well , mainly guitar and piano. Im their total fan and i admire them a lot , eventually they borrowed me a classical guitar and teach me how to play it ，they said they are waiting for me to join them and form a band in the future. it was good time
And the graduation came , we all have to make choice for our future path. my friends without a doubt went to the musical college , but for me , my parent are classic asian that think art in general does no good and isnt going to make any profit ,so my hopes to join my friends musical college is shattered , of course.
I went to a digital media college afterwards and my friends and I grew apart It was the most depressing time of my life, a lot have happens , mostly are bad things , in the end I didnt manage finish my study and dropped out.
I went thru a lot of struggle looking for jobs to survive and in the end I settled as a shopkeeper near my house , living on the edge based on minimum wages. My friends and I are now mostly total strangers. And just like that , I have given up. I have no desire for future , never think of having a relationship or building a family , never think of getting out here , I just sleep and play video games whenever I return from my job sometimes I just staring on my screen for hours without any thought of playing games at all , althought video game gives me some fake sense of satisfaction, but deep down I know its empty , I got nothing in the end , its like a drug addict.
Im getting fat and my health got worse over the year and my doctor tells me to try fix my health but I don't want to Why bother? my life is meaningless Everyday I close my eyes , I hope i never wake up again. I signed a insurance plan for myself so atleast I can fullfill some of my responsibility for my parents when I die
My first encounter with the show wasnt from the anime itself , but its a video of the guitar cover of one of bocchi's song Wasurete Yaranai on youtube(I know the show because its everywhere on the social media but i never really dig into it). My first reaction was I was teared up. Its a feeling that is hard to describe. Was it regrets? or is it envy? probably both. The nostalgia hits hard. Regardless , I looped the video for days before I searched and watch the anime. A week later , I dig into my store room and found the classical guitar that my friend borrowed me. It was full of dust , the string is rusted. I tried to play it but I don't remember a thing about guitar anymore the next day I go to a guitar shop and ask for a string replacement , i was told that this guitar is no longer usable because the bridge is broken and it might unhook anytime soon. I contacted the friends that borrowed me the guitar , told him im really sorry about it He said it was fine , but he was curious why I am returning the guitar now We got into a chatter about the anime and our memories during our high school days During this time , i felt a sense of reliefs , but also regrets deeply , for now im too old and too late. He later watched the anime aswell but he told me he won't be playing guitars anymore because time and responsibility of an adult doesnt allow him to do that anymore So he says he can borrow me his electrical guitar if Im really want to get into it again , its sitting in dust in his room , just the strings needs to be replaced. Its a fender stratocaster
I rejected because Im still guilty for breaking his classical guitar , plus im not really sureif im I should get into playing guitar again. In a few days I have watch more guitars cover video and leaving some comment , and people has been kind and encourging . thx to them , I have decided to pick up my dream again If there is a thing i wanted to do before i die , this is it.
I been doing some exercise and trying to fix my health for abit and saving up for a electrical guitar now. If you have reading my story until here ,can you guys recommend a electrical guitar that I should be eyeing for? thanks.
TLDR: Bocchi the rock makes me pick up my life and dream again.
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2023.03.30 19:16 Acceptable_Ticket_60 Addressing the controversy
First of all Russian Cat(owner) and several mods have quit
Second of all the controversy wasn't really that big to begin with they just need breaks
Third of all this probably won't affect the sub at all if we're honest
Fourth of all according to the stats this sub is still doing as good as it's always been
Fifth of all the controversy was Zeast doxing Simon so now Simon's friends basically made everyone quit
6th of all if this sub does die(probably not) I made a new sub for all supercell games meme supercell_circlejerk
If you want to help dm
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2023.03.30 19:16 moinmoinyo Don't ask with a question.
During my current read through of the BCR and measuring tap, I noticed Yuanwu has some favorite quotes that he brings up often. One of them is: "If you want to attain Intimacy, don't ask with a question. The question is in the answer, and the answer is in the question." He quotes this from "an ancient" and Yuanwu often only quotes the first sentence. In total, this phrase appears 6 times in the BCR and once in measuring tap.
What does this phrase mean, though? Let's look at some examples for context:
A monk asked Yun Men, "How is it when the tree withers and the leaves fall?" Yun Men said, "Body exposed in the golden wind."
Yun Men did not stir a hairsbreadth, but just said to him, "Body exposed in the golden wind." He answered most won drously, and without presuming to turn his back on the monk's question either. Since his question had eyes, Yun Men's answer too was straight to the point. An ancient said, "If you want to attain Intimacy, don't ask with a question." If you really know someone, you know what he's getting at as soon as he mentions it. If you go to the vein of Yun Men's words to look, you've immediately gone wrong.
A monk asked Ta Sui, "The conflagration at the end of the eon sweeps through and the universe is totally destroyed. I wonder, is this one destroyed or not?" Sui said, "It is destroyed." The monk said, "If so, then this goes along with it." Sui said, "It goes along with it."
Tell me, what is "this one"? People often make emotional interpretations and say, "'This one' is the fundamental nature of sentient beings." Sui said, "It is destroyed." The monk said, "If so, then this goes along with it." Sui said, "It goes along with it." As for "this one," so many people make emotional interpretations and are unable to find it. If you say that it goes along with it, where is it? If you say it doesn't go along with it, then what? Haven't you heard it said: "If you want to attain Intimacy, don't ask with questions"?
Chao Chou asked T'ou Tzu, "How is it when a man who has died the great death returns to life? " T'ou Tzu said, "He must not go by night: he must get there in daylight."
The meaning of Chao Chou's question is like this. T'ou Tzu is an adept, and he didn't tum his back on what Chao Chou asked: it's just that he cut off his feelings and left no traces, so unavoidably he's hard to understand. He just showed the little bit before the eyes. Thus an Ancient said, "If you want to attain Intimacy, don't ask with questions. The question is in the an swer, and the answer is in the question." It would have been very difficult for someone other than T'ou Tzu to reply when questioned by Chao Chou. But since T'ou Tzu is an expert, as soon as it's raised he knows where it comes down.
A monk asked Ta Lung, "The physical body rots away: what is the hard and fast body of reality? " Lung said, "The mountain flowers bloom like brocade, the valley streams are brimming blue as indigo."
If you go to the words to search for this thing, it's like trying to hit the moon by waving a stick-you won't make any connec tion. An Ancient clearly stated, "If you want to attain Inti macy, don't ask with questions. Why? Because the question is in the answer and the answer is in the question."
What do you guys think? If you don't ask with a question, how do you ask?
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2023.03.30 19:15 cochameleon719 I need some help and support I dont want my mom to die
I am really over all of the stuff that dialysis patients have to go through. I know I dont have to have the treatments but my mom does and it hurts when someone you love so much has to undergo all of this stuff just to stay alive. I find myself getting jelous of those with healthy moms. Their mom doesnt have to fight like hell and jump through never ending loops to just stay alive. I have so much more respect for Dialysis patients which, four months ago, I barely knew anything about.
I am my moms only support person. I have to be her caregiver now and Im doing my damndest to accomplish this goal but I have to first move her from Alabama to where I live in Colorado. I have to secure her a place to live that she can afford on SSD (she cant live at my apartment because she cant climb three flights of stairs im stuck in a newly signed lease but this cant wait). After that I have to safetly fly her to her new home without any lapse in Medicare, Medicaid, Dialysis, Medications. Not only this stuff, I am giving her a kidney (I pray to god) through the voucher program. Alabama doesnt participate in thee voucher program that's another reason I have to move her here instead of vice versa. I am so scared about being approved, her being approved, and then having major surgery. I just try not to think about it but I cant run no more or my mom will die.
I can do all this for her I am strong for her. All I need too know is that she wants to live. Yes she does. It hurts so bad when she breaks down on the phone from time to time. Hearing her cry begging God to let her live. This all started five months ago, before that we were "normal". To learn everything I can I have even decided to change my career to dialysis tech. I have been in classes one week and learned so much, I learned how delicate my moms life is from now on. Something as simple as a starfruit can kill her. (Google Starfruit and dialysis patients). This career choice is giving me a huge advantage on fighting this disease with her.
I know that she has to take the fluid intake seriously. They told us she would die if she didnt get it under control. We are two days into only consuming 32oz a day and she is still 5kg over. I really pray she sticks with the limited fluids if not she may die. That is not fair that something as simple as that can take my only family from me.
Next is her diet getting controlled. As you well know her options of healthy foods to eat seem to be few and far in between. Then we have to keep her calorie/carb intake up at the same time that we restrict mostly all "normal" foods. SO basically you have to eat more than a normal person but cant have s%&* to eat! I dont want her to be malnourished and lose muscle/fat weight. One of the many many things she must monitor for the rest of her life.....or of course die.
I really need assistance from somewhere to get her access to healthy foods that are safe. She can't afford to eat healthy right now and that could mean life or death. I am so pissed at the world that I even have to be in this situation, but I have no other outlet to be angry with. This all sucks.
If you made it this far I thank you and assume you must have similiar things going on, if thats true please reach out to me. I need all the support I can to stay strong now honetly. Going forward is just going to be so challenging. If you didnt make it this far then thanks for letting me rant and let it out on this sub.
Just in case your wondering my mom is 55
God Bless Us All
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2023.03.30 19:14 enragedmukamuka1 Post #112 - Butterfly of Chaos (A [Warp World] on a creature with "Butterfly Effect" flavour)
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2023.03.30 19:09 Boechsner Extreme hot take incoming
I want to preface, if you haven't watch the movie for some reason DO NOT read this post. Anything marked as a spoiler means light novel spoilers.
I think Shoko should have died. Everyone has their own opinion of what makes a good 'drama', but I think a crucial element is tragedy. Tragedy doesn't have to be death, but in bunny girl senpai they made the tragedy be death, or at least they tried too. I feel like characters should not be just brought back from the dead, or like magically escape death, BUT bunny girl senpai is kind of an exemption. The whole being able to go back in time due to adolescence syndrome was a perfect spin on Mai's death, but it was supposed to be at Shoko's expense, that should've been the tragic part. I really just don't like the fact that, Shoko some how magically escaped death. Overall I think the fact that both of them made it out alive is what made the movie not as impactful, and what makes it even LESS impactful was the fact that Shoko remembered him in the ending. What confuses me the most too is why the author wouldn't leave Shoko dead, considering the fact that she literally moves away and she really isn't in the story anymore. So it's not like we get to see her anyways.
All in all, I think the movie was amazing, I still believe bunny girl senpai is one of the best romance/dramas, and watching the movie the first time made me cry. But re-watching the movie or even thinking about the movie doesn't effect me in the slightest, like how 'I Want to Eat Your Pancreas' does for example. In that movie she dies, that's what makes it so sad to think about or re-watch, but with bunny girl senpai its like I know they all live, so why would I even bother to be sad when I re-watch it.
Also I still think that bunny girl senpai has amazing elements of tragedy, Panda Kaede becoming Kaede and overcoming her adolescence syndrome is a perfect example. Another perfect example is how their mother didn't remember Sakuta.
I don't know, this post probably sounds really random and jumps all over the place. I'm so bad at making my thought all sound connected, so if anything is confusing just reply and I'll try to clarify lmao.
tl;dr idk how to possibly give a tldr with this post, just read it or don't. your choice
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2023.03.30 19:04 tvchase THE GREATEST TRICK THE DEVIL EVER PULLED -- Part Five (1/2)
“Wrestling is linear. But these are not linear times…” Part One, Part Two
, Part Three, Part Four September 9, 2022 – The Fallout from Brawl Out
AEW is in crisis. Its champion and biggest star turned the world upside down three days prior. CM Punk is in exile, two titles are vacant, and three of the company’s founders have their futures in jeopardy. The landscape is pure chaos. Amidst that chaos, a villain strolls out to the stage with a big smile on his face.
MJF eats it all up… AEW’s greatest heel may have become its greatest face in one night. The live audience is jubilant to see him and he reciprocates, diving into them just as CM Punk had done, hugging Taz at the broadcast desk, wearing the jersey of that city’s football team.
Joy reverberates in his words once he grabs the microphone:
"BUFFALO, NEW YORK! THE DEVIL IS BACK! Now listen up Buffalo, first things first... Who's excited to see MJF? “Lord knows I am. Guys, I love Buffalo, New York, hell the greatest Quarterback of all time, Josh Allen is from Buffalo. Now, we're gonna get down to brass tacks a little bit here, okay? Last time you guys saw me I might've said some offensive stuff, I'm just being honest…
The fans strike up a loud chant: “YOU WERE RIGHT”
Now hear me out, hear me out, hear me out... Hold on g-- Seriously, I only have so much time allotted. Shut up. Please. Jesus. Alright listen... If there's one thing I know to be true, it's that right now you might think that we're in dark times, but we're not. What we need is leadership. And I can not think of one more person, more trustworthy than me! Now let me tell you a story: there was once a wise Jewish man, and his name started with a M. And when his people were meek and weak and they needed help, he split the sea wide open and he walked them straight to the promise land. Buffalo, I'm not telling you I'm Moses, that's ridiculous. I'M BETTER THAN MOSES! I'VE GOT TO WIN THAT WORLD TITLE BECAUSE MY NAME IS MAXWELL JACOB FRIEDMAN AND I'M BETTER THAN YOU...
“AND YOU KNOW IT!”, the crowd finishes for him. “Wild Thing” comes over the speakers and Jon Moxley walks through the crowd to the ring.
He stares down MJF then says: “You are absolutely full of crap.”
Crowd laughs a bit, but they also boo him some.
"So let me get this straight, Jonathan. You think I'm not being sincere here in Buffalo, New York? In front of all these grotesque, poor, lard asses who have quite possibly the worst Football Team in the history of the United States of America? [MJF shed’s the jersey and wipes his ass with it] … Now Jon, I don't know if you're a little bit woozy considering you went to sleep on Sunday… [MJF mimes CM Punk's “Go To Sleep” pose]
But maybe you got a point. Maybe I don't care about AEW.... Maybe I don't care about these people... Maybe, just maybe I look at the World Title as nothing more than a bargaining chip that I can use for the bidding war of 2024. Maybe I take that title to a real Wrestling Company, WITH REAL FANS. And real wrestlers like my friend and hero 'The American Roller Coad-ster' Cody Rhodes. And – I'M HOLDING THE MICROPHONE YOU BUMS! KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT! And maybe, just maybe I get to work for a real boss, the only Khan in professional wrestling that's worth a damn; Jolly Old St. Nick. Because to quote the greatest wrestler of all time, and my personal hero, The Game: 'That is what's best for business.’”
"Dude. This is not the time, this is not the place, and I am in no mood. You need to leave this ring right now, or I will make you leave.
MJF stands toe-to-toe with Moxley before slithering out of the ring. Mox continues:
Hey, your theme music sucks by the way. Now Buffalo, New York. I am in no mood... I am pissed off. I am embarrassed. I am pissed off about a great many things. But none more so than the fact that I'm standing here without the AEW World Championship... The AEW World Championship represents passion for this sport! Passion for this business! It represents the passion of the guys and girls in the back, and the fans that fill the arenas and watch at home. Those three letters in the AEW World Championship, they represent heroes during a pandemic at a time where the world needed heroes. It represents the dream, the vision that we all had when we started this thing years ago, and we wanted to show the world just what wrestling could be. The AEW World Championship represents taking the dark and ugly side of this business and letting it die with another generation. The World Championship represents the freedom to be as great as you are willing to dare to be. The AEW World championship means being better than I was the day before. Even if it's just a little bit better. Even if nobody notices but me. That World Championship represents slaying demons. That World Championship represents EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT THIS BUSINESS!
But the fact remains: on Sunday, I lost. And that's on me, that's my fault. I made mistakes. I got pinned. That's on me. I missed the game winning shot. And I was supposed to be on vacation right now, like until about two days ago. But here's another chance to take another shot when the game's on the line. This Tournament of Champions is one hell of a shot. That's one hell of a big rock to push all the way to the top of the hill again. Chris Jericho, the greatest of all time. Bryan Danielson, the best pure wrestler to ever step foot into a ring, a better wrestler than I'll ever be. Darby Allin, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, three dudes all younger than me, faster than me, more naturally gifted than I could ever be. So yeah, that's a hell of a shot. But winners always want the ball when the game is on the line. The Ace always wants the ball. And I want the ball. So hell yeah, I'm gonna take the shot.
Cause this isn't just a time to win… This is a time to be a legend!
Moxley leaves to a furious ovation and has rallied the AEW fans back to reason and rationality. It’s only temporary though, and an unnerved mood persists. The message is delivered by Moxley, truly the Ace of the company… But it feels like it should’ve come from someone else and perhaps that someone else would have been there to deliver it if he wasn't turned away. Better yet, the situation may have been avoided entirely.
But then again, maybe the whole damn thing was inevitable all along. January 4, 2016 - Tokyo
Following their tag win over CHAOS, Kenny Omega betrays and usurps the leader of Bullet Club, AJ Styles, at NJPW: New Year’s Dash.
"AJ Styles! My god, you can't be surprised, can you? You people, you can't be surprised. You at home you better not be surprised. You had this coming, AJ. We gave you the big matches, we gave you the big pay-per-views. We made you a star, we paid you like a star. While I struggled, while I starved, forcing myself to be a junior. Everybody called you a leader, everybody called you the boss. Well AJ, if you are the boss, I'm just gonna say it. You have now been fired.
The rest of the Bullet Club is initially in disagreement before coalescing around Kenny and ganging up on Styles. They leave with their former leader in a heap, but Kenny and the Young Bucks gather at ringside. The three of them return to the ring and continue the brutal assault on AJ Styles… They are still in the Bullet Club, but within that organization, henceforth they will be The Elite. January 4, 2017 - Wrestle Kingdom 11
Having stormed through his first ever attempt in the tournament, Kenny Omega became the only gaijin to have ever won New Japan’s G1 Tournament and earned the right to challenge for the company’s top prize at WK11.
That night in the Tokyo Dome, Omega and Okada created magic in one of the greatest matches in wrestling history. On the same show, Bullet Club’s newest member debuts: Cody Rhodes
. Frustrated with his position and his creative direction, Cody had requested and been granted his release from WWE the previous summer, Cody makes his way across the Pacific, sending shockwaves through the international wrestling landscape.
Despite this shot in the arm, Bullet Club is tested by the crushing defeat of its leader. Following his loss to Okada, Kenny steps away from wrestling to assess his future. When he returns after several weeks Cody had grown ambitious and plots in the background. June 11, 2017 - Dominion
In a rematch of their classic from the start of the year at Wrestle Kingdom 11, Kenny Omega attempts to avenge his defeat and claim the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Kazuchika Okada. Earlier in the night, Cody had grabbed a headset and proclaimed he wanted to face Okada himself.
Omega and Okada push each other over the limit even harder than before. Omega is taking inhuman punishment yet refuses to give up. Eventually, Cody makes his way down to the ring and attempts to throw in the towel for Kenny, but the Bucks stop him.
The timekeeper’s bell rings, marking it a 60-minute draw.
Afterward, the Elite debate whether it was a true act of mercy by Cody or a scheme for his personal goals
Cody storms Okada’s post-match press conference, where he mocks the champ, spits in his face, and challenges him for a title match. May 16, 2017 - The Bet
Dave Meltzer quote-tweets a question asking if anyone could sell 10,000 tickets to a non-WWE show in America, to which he replies, “Not anytime soon.”
Cody takes note and responds: “I'll take that bet Dave… put The Bucks & I on the card & 3-months to promote”
... Over the next year this grand dream between Cody and the Young Bucks will come to fruition. July 1, 2017 - Returning the Favor
Cody unsuccessfully challenges Okada for the IWGP championship. Kenny comes to ringside and wants to throw in the towel just as Cody had tried weeks earlier. After the match, the two of them nearly come to blows backstage and Cody flips a table. August 2017 - G1 Climax
Throughout the tournament, Bullet Club nears a boiling point. OG member Toma Tonga questions Omega’s leadership due to having his small inner circle of The Elite within the larger group. In the weeks and months to follow, Cody identifies Kota Ibushi as Kenny Omega’s weakest point and starts targeting him as a wedge to divide the Bullet Club and create chaos wherein he can ascend to power. January 4, 2018 - Wrestle Kingdom 12
Looking to use a win over Ibushi as a flashpoint to take control of Bullet Club, Cody viciously mauls Kota in a singles match but can’t secure the victory. Frustrated that his plan failed, the next night at New Year’s Dash he launches a post-match assault on Ibushi. Cody and the rest of Bullet Club are wailing on Ibushi until Kenny rushes out to stop them… but the rest of Bullet Club can’t help feeling Kenny views his old tag partner as more important to him than they are. Cody’s plan bears fruit as Kenny makes a massive unforced error: he invites “Switchblade” Jay White to join Bullet Club and be a shot in the arm for the faction, only for White to betray him immediately and join CHAOS. January 7, 2018 - Being the Elite #87
Camera follows the Elite as they are tense and nervous preparing for Wrestle Kingdom a few days earlier. It jumps to the group after New Year’s Dash, all gathered at a tense dinner conversation. To break the tension, Matt proposes a new gimmick for the group: “BTE IS DRUG FREE”... aka, Straight Edge
… no one shoots it down, but they’re not thrilled either, and Cody hides his beer underneath the table.
The effort to relieve things fails, however, and Cody blurs the line between kayfabe and shoot, shouting for the cameraman to put the camera down. Then we get a fly-on-the-wall glimpse at him charging Kenny with always “turning everything into a bit”, disregarding the group, and heatedly asking him if he’s actually their leader before Kenny finally storms away from the table. January 28, 2018 - Civil War
Jay White scores a massive upset at New Beginning and takes the IWGP United States Championship from Kenny Omega. After the bell, Hangman confronts Jay White and seeks to challenge for the title, but Kenny stops him. The Bucks and Cody rush to the ring, and Cody accuses their leader of stepping on Hangman’s moment. A violent argument ensues with Kenny shoving Matt Jackson to the ground.
Once the Elite have left the ring and Kenny is alone, Cody seizes the opportunity and hits Kenny with a CrossRhodes, initiating the Bullet Club Civil War. The only thing saving Omega from a brutal attack that night is Ibushi, who runs off Cody and returns the favor for his old friend and partner, reuniting the Golden Lovers after years of separation. Regardless, Cody’s plan is in full effect. Bullet Club is in disarray and if he is to take power, now is the opportunity. In 944 days
, Roman Reigns becomes world champion to begin his and the Bloodline's vice grip on WWE. January 30, 2018 - Being The Elite #90
Cody, to the assembled Elite of Matt, Nick, Hangman, and Marty:
It isn’t my place, but you’ve known that guy for over ten years. I don’t get it, I’m sorry. Yeah, he’s a great wrestler, but leadership… Like I said, it’s action not position! That’s not acting like a leader! ‘Oh, you’re my second, you’re my second’... Who the F-CK are you seconds for? Nobody! The best tag team in the world! And Hangman, it’s your moment! He… He ruined it.
Bullet Club is fine… Bullet Club is fine.
Kenny & Ibushi go to visit the Bucks in their hotel room, Room 710
… but we aren’t shown what happens next. February 12, 2018 – Being the Elite #92
Cody floats around reassuring everyone: “Bullet Club is fine.” All of the guys have pure depression on their faces, but Cody continually gasses them up, telling the Bucks they’re ready for the jump to the heavyweight division and encouraging Marty to start up a Villain Club of his own. Later, Matt, Nick, and Marty are commiserating in a locker room prior to a Ring of Honor show when Hangman and Cody strut through the door.
“Whew, look at that! Did you guys see [Hangman] kick the door down??”
He thinks a couple of surprises might cheer them up. The first, some new merch that says “Bullet Club is Fine” doesn’t do the trick, so he takes them for the second surprise: their new mascot, Bury the Drug-Free Bear. Using his best Sting voice, Cody introduces Bury as someone who will “shock the world” only for him to “fall on his f-ckin’ arse” like the Shockmaster did 25 years earlier.
Kenny tries to call Matt, but Cody sees the call coming through on the phone and declines it. February 19, 2018 – Being the Elite #93
Cody maneuvers the Bucks around the Melbourne airport to keep them from running into Kenny. While traveling, Cody further drives the Ibushi wedge between Matt and the absent Kenny and plays up that Kenny only views the Bucks as a junior tag team. Later, Cody takes the brothers out to the zoo and to the movie theater as we see Kenny emotionally watching Casablanca
on his phone.
The Bucks catch up with Tonga and the OGs backstage in a locker room where they try to make peace.
“Alright guys, thanks for gathering here. Nick and I feel like there’s one important thing that we need to talk about… I think it’s kind of obvious, right? There’s a divide in the Bullet Club. It’s almost like there’s two entities all of a sudden. It’s like there’s Bullet Club BTE and Bullet Club OGs… Nick and I have been watching what you’ve been doing in Japan… holding down the fort, representing the Bullet Club, making the name proud. But we’ve been back at home in the US doing the same thing. There is no heat here. We love you guys. When we all say that catchphrase, when we say ‘Bullet Club is for life’, we mean it. It’s not just a catchphrase, okay? There’s no heat here. The only heat is between two individuals: Cody and Kenny.”
“Cody is right. Bullet Club is fine.”
The two groups shake hands, then Cody enters the locker room, surprised to see everyone together:
“Did somebody call a meeting? I didn’t call a meeting…”
In strolls Kenny.
Kenny: So there he is. The snake in the grass. Three-star savior. Hey Cody. They start brawling and the others can barely keep them apart. Cody:
Cody: Did you see the sign outside? It says 'Bullet Club'.
Kenny: That's right, and I AM THE LEADER.
Touch me and I'll sue! Touch me and I'll sue!! Cody throws a chair that barely misses Kenny and the Bucks.
Matt and Nick look at each other, devastated at what’s become of the group. February 25, 2018 - Being the Elite #94
Matt Jackson is on a plane traveling between shows, doing the same thing as Kenny from the previous episode: watching Casablanca
For those who haven't seen it, the story at the heart of the film is a love triangle: cynical club owner Rick, his first love Ilsa, and her rebel husband Laszlo, enhanced by a background of espionage and war with the local police chief, Renault, at the crossroads of the entanglements.
It’s foreshadowing the story to come. In the film, Rick and Ilsa had a passionate love before the events on screen, but they split up and Ilsa then wound up with her now-husband Laszlo, a Czech rebel carrying vital documents for the resistance against Nazi Germany. Rick and Ilsa reunite and rekindle their romance until Rick – knowing she’s better off with her husband – convinces Ilsa to leave with Laszlo before local authorities catch them. Rick stays behind, killing the evil Major Strasser who was attempting to stop the married couple from escaping Casablanca. Renault, who has been playing both sides (Germans and Resistance) up to this point, is touched by Rick's sacrifice. Other policemen arrive and see Strasser's dead body. Rather than identify Rick as the culprit, Renault instructs the cops to "round up the usual suspects"
... And of course, that classic line provides the name of the film The Usual Suspects
, from which Punk, and MJF, and Don Callis have all quoted the final line: "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making you believe he doesn't exist." The Usual Suspects
is a tale of a mysterious crime lord who manipulates and controls multiple criminals to achieve his ultimate goal and get away scot-free. It is tightly designed so that if you rewatch it knowing the ending, you realize and notice dozens of things you missed on the first viewing.
ends, Rick says to Renault: "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship",
implying that if they work together, they can get away with almost anything…
This BTE episode ends with the group all in Japan. The Bucks approach Kenny and Ibushi to have a conversation, but Kenny doesn’t have time for them. Later that night at the event, Cody pulls the Bucks into a hallway and implores them to listen to the promo Kenny is cutting in the ring at that exact moment, where he declares the Golden Lovers the greatest tag team in the world. Cody pushes them to go handle it. The Young Bucks go to the ring while Cody flashes a devilish smile.
From this day forward, my brother and I have decided to move up and compete in the heavyweight tag team division.
It puts them directly in opposition with the Lovers. Kenny and Ibushi confront them backstage, but the Bucks don’t take anything from him, saying they’ve always been there to support him but it’s never been returned. All those times they were there to pick Kenny up off the mat, where was Ibushi? March 5, 2018 - BTE #95
In Vegas, Matt and Nick are in the dressing room talking when Bury the Drug Free Bear enters and seems desperate to tell them something. Bury is about to remove the head to his costume when Hangman bursts in. He is angry with Matt for not helping him during his confrontation with Joey Ryan the week prior. Cody enters and asks Bury why he hasn't got his Bullet Club shirt on and pulls him away to get changed. Everyone looks confused and Matt wonders what the bear was trying to tell them.
Cody is in the production studio and calls Nick over to suggest that Matt is holding him back and that he should consider wrestling in singles matches, but Nick looks unconvinced. Later that night, Cody is in the ring celebrating with Brandi and Bury after his match. As Cody goes to hug Bury, the bear pushes him to the floor. Standing over a prone, confused Cody, Bury removes his costume head to reveal Kenny Omega ,who knocks out Cody with a knee strike as the fans go wild.
Cody is demented after the match:
“What a time. What a time to be involved in this great sport… Everybody’s eyes in this sport are fixed on New Orleans, on Supercard of Honor… my very first encounter with Kenny Omega. So wouldn’t that be enough? As a professional… that feather in your cap, that everybody is talking about your match, that everybody wants to see your match, that you have stolen the [Wrestlemania] weekend from the rich and you have given it to the poor… wouldn’t that be enough? March 20, 2018 – BTE #97
So why the… escalation? Why come to Las Vegas? … You’re supposed to be the best wrestler in the world! A hero! You’ve got a bag full of them [match rating] stars, well I have a book full of dates, full of cities, full of towns, because I’m not a hero once a month! I’m a hero every single night!
Perception is no longer reality. Reality is reality.
And the reality is that I am the leader of the Bullet Club… that I am the hero in this story.”
Just like he did with Nick previously, Cody sequesters Matt and says his brother has been holding him back and he needs a singles push.
In Japan, Kenny records a message to the Young Bucks apologizing, saying how Cody has gotten into everyone’s heads and divided the group
, and hopes to make amends… Unbeknownst to him, Cody has Nick’s laptop so he intercepts the message and edits it down to an insulting challenge. Matt is enraged, but Nick is suspicious. March 25, 2018 – The Elite Fight It Out
In Los Angeles at NJPW: Strong Style Evolved, the Golden Lovers face the Young Bucks in a deeply personal grudge match. After a brutal, back-and-forth war where the Lovers emerge victorious, Kenny attempts to bury the hatchet. Nick accepts the olive branch, but Matt refuses to shake Kenny’s hand. Cody hits the ring and berates Matt for eating the pin during the match. When Nick intervenes, Cody spins around and shoves him to the ground.
Later in the locker room, Cody comes in to ask what happened out there. The Bucks are challenging him for his actions, but Cody shouts them down, saying he thought it was Kenny in the ring and that he would never do such a thing to them. Cody apologizes profusely and leaves.
“I don’t think we can trust this guy.” April 7, 2018 – Supercard of Honor XII
With the leadership of Bullet Club at stake, Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes square off in a hard-hitting match. Having grown wary of Cody and his schemes, the Bucks come down to the ring and decide to attack Cody. They launch double superkicks… but Cody ducks and the kicks land on Omega, allowing Cody to hit his finisher and claim the win. Matt and Nick attempt to explain, but Kenny refuses to listen.
In the backstage area, Cody is ecstatic at wresting control of Bullet Club away from Kenny. He wants to celebrate, but the Elite leave the dressing room and leave Cody sitting alone in his ring gear, sweaty, bloody, with a black eye and a gym towel draped around his shoulders, looking starkly similar to another guy post-match four years later… June 4, 2018 – BTE #105
After a busy summer in which Cody and the Bucks have assembled the looming All In event, Matt and Nick try establishing lines of communication with Kenny in Japan. Ibushi implores him to reconcile with his old friends but he’s reluctant. Cody is obsessed with running a Senate election campaign in Texas and practices his speeches in bathroom mirrors, but it almost sounds like he’s talking to his stablemates. Meanwhile, a package that Matt and Nick sent him weeks ago has been collecting dust the whole time. Ahead of his fourth match with Kazuchika Okada, Kenny decides to open the package… June 9, 2018 – Omega vs Okada IV
Everyone is in Japan for the big Dominion show. Hangman approaches Cody and asks what the plan is for tonight. Cody looks sullen and calls off whatever he had been plotting to ruin Omega’s big night.
Kenny triumphs in possibly the greatest match in wrestling history, claiming the IWGP heavyweight championship. He reunites with the Young Bucks afterward, and it’s revealed that in the package are Golden Elite shirts, honoring the pact they made in Hotel Room 710
at the start of the year.
Cody approaches the locker room with congratulatory gifts for Kenny and to make peace, but he stops short and leaves them outside the door. July 7, 2018 – Debts Are Settled in San Francisco
At the G1 Special NJPW show, Cody challenges Omega for the IWGP championship. After a war with Kenny emerging in triumph, the Elite gather and celebrate… until the Bullet Club OGs attack them in retribution for the dysfunction and strife they’ve brought to the group over the previous two years. Cody returns to the ring and is given a chance to brutalize Kenny, but instead he defends him and rejoins the Elite in full.
Over the coming months, Cody, Kenny, Matt, Nick and Hangman solidify themselves as a core group leading up to: September 1, 2018 - All In
By far the greatest triumph in indie wrestling history, the show was a massive success both at live gate and on PPV, wildly exceeding all expectations. In its main event, Cody wins the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the same world title his father had claimed 31 years earlier.
After this monumental night, the Elite ceded the war for control of Bullet Club to the OGs and stepped away from the group, turning their attention to the establishment of something new entirely: All Elite Wrestling. This new national promotion came into being on January 1, 2019
, and at its forefront was the core group of five. As the inaugural and omnipresent face of the company, Cody’s claim to AEW gold is surely just a matter of time. May 25, 2019 -- Double or Nothing
AEW holds its first event ever. In 944 days
, on the Christmas episode of Rampage, Cody claims his final championship in AEW. August 31, 2019 -- All Out
As the clock strikes midnight, Chris Jericho pins Hangman Adam Page to become the first AEW World Champion. In 944 days
, Cody Rhodes rises onto the WrestleMania stage and returns to WWE. November 6, 2019
Allied with his friend, protege, and personal recruit to AEW, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, the public face of AEW prepares to challenge for the world championship of the company he helped build. He seems destined for it, it’s damn near his birthright, and yet there are whispers he’s only in position to claim it through politics.
“Eddie Graham... Cowboy Bill Watts... The American Dream Dusty Rhodes... For the cold and sterile historians of our business, there's an air of controversy that surrounds them, it's from the simple fact that those men were also, in addition to being competitors... they were management. Not unlike myself. And for the last year I've told everybody: every podcast, every radio, every correspondent. I've shouted it off the rooftops how proud I am of AEW, how proud I am of the all-inclusive nature, of the schedule, of the pay, of the fact that we will listen. This! This is Ellis Island for a professional wrestler! This is freedom! So, when I hear the same criticism attached to my name for being management and being in a title match… I can't not hear it... And with that said, I am announcing that if I do not defeat Chris Jericho at Full Gear... I will never challenge for the AEW World championship again.”
And so Cody faced Chris Jericho at Full Gear 2019 with destiny in his grasp. There, with MJF in his corner, Cody and Jericho pushed each other to their limits. Late in the match with the challenger locked tight in the Walls of Jericho, MJF throws in the towel for Cody and costs him the match, effectively locking him out of the title picture thereafter.
MJF’s ascension begins. He wins the Dynamite Diamond Ring and begins climbing the rankings. Winning isn’t simply enough, though. If he wants everything, he needs chaos. He needs to flip the world upside down. He needs the world to believe its heroes are the villains and its villains are the heroes. November 14, 2019
You wanna boo me as if I’m the villain… Meanwhile, you people have been cheering for the real villain the whole time. That villain is Cody… Cody Rhodes couldn’t give less of a shit about any single one of you… You sheep don’t want to admit it. There’s only one man on this planet who knows the real Cody Rhodes, and you’re looking at him. December 11, 2019
"What are you gonna do Cody? Are you gonna try to fire me? Are you gonna pull Tony Khan over to the side and get me fired? Well how bout you do that Cody. HOW BOUT YOU FIRE ME. Oh wait. That's right. You won't. Because the one thing you want most in this world is to get your hands on me... And to top that off, you'd be letting down each and every one of these people you claim to care about.” February 29, 2020 – Revolution
After weeks of taunting and weeks of enduring the original gauntlet of trials MJF sets in order to get a match with him, Cody gets his match with MJF… but he falls short, defeated and humiliated by the young man he brought into AEW himself. March 5, 2020 – Cody is bitten by the original Snake
Jake Roberts emerges from the thickest of weeds and slithers down to the ring. He nearly devours Cody. He mocks him… “Hail Caesar”
. He neither fears nor respects him.
“What a Snake wants, a snake takes. I’m not in AEW for the whole pie.. Just your slice”
Two weeks later the world screeches to a halt as an unknown, lethal virus spreads rapidly around the globe. For several weeks Dynamite is patchwork, assembled from whatever talent is available. A tournament for a new title belt is announced. Ahead of its opening round we get the darkest promo we’ve thus far seen from the purest babyface in the company’s short history… April 8, 2020
Cody sits ominously at a table, in a pitch black room, and lights a cigar… just as he’d done before when laying out his machinations against Kenny Omega for control of Bullet Club.
"Why do I wanna be TNT Champion? Wrestling is so linear you're gonna hear the same answer to that question over and over again. You'll even hear the announcers strike some of the same hyperboles as they describe the stakes. The wrestlers will give you that real wrestling school, paint by numbers interview where they say things like --- you see: ‘The boys in the back.' Or my favorite: They perpetually say their own name or the person they're wrestling against or the person who's interviewing them over and over again. Like I said, wrestling is linear. They might even do the – [Cody gestures around his waist where a belt would be worn] - that thing. You see, where you pantomime, where you indicate that you want the belt. I've done it a thousand times. We've all done it, we're all guilty. Wrestling is linear. But these are not linear times, are they? I think we'd all give our last dollar for a little bit of normalcy, a little bit of linear. It's my personal hope that we get through this just fine. We wanna live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery, right?
So why do I need to become champion? It is not the fame. It's certainly not the added money. It's not the specialized lower third that they put on the screen. It's not even my specific, unique circumstance of trying to carry a last name that is worth 58 years in gold. It's much simpler. It's because I don't wanna lose. AEW has four major pay per views: Double Or Nothing, All Out, Full Gear, Revolution and I'm 50/50 and I have felt lost and I don't ever want to lose again…The motto, the expression, what the Nightmare Family means, it's sitting at the side of my neck is when we say: DO THE WORK! It's not: Do the work and lose.
And this tournament is flush, it's rich in talent. Take Colt Cabana. Probably the second most experienced guy in the tournament. Does a better flip, flop and fly than me, Dustin and Bully combined. Ask anybody in any locker room the world over – they'll tell you they love Colt Cabana. Well frankly: I do not trust a wrestler that doesn't have any enemies.
Kip Sabian… and that hellfire fiance of his… What happens when those two cohabitate? They’re either gonna motivate themselves upwards or they're gonna drag themselves down to Complacency City, right next to Jobber Avenue.
Darby… I feel like I handpicked Darby. He's clearly the fastest rising star in all of wrestling in any company, hands down. He's putting on weight by the day, he's assassin quick. But Darby is a freshman on the varsity squad. I don't think he has the mental aptitude to finish this tournament.
My oldest friend… Shawn Spears. My former tag team partner, kind of my Dick Murdoch. Could be a world champion pretty much anywhere he wanted to be. But Shawn Spears is King Boo-Boo Face and he will mentally defeat himself before we ever even lock up…
Every one of those guys, they want to be TNT Champion. The difference with me: I NEED IT!
It was an outright heel promo, preceding his entry into the tournament which he ultimately won, facing Jake Roberts’ client – Lance Archer – in the finals. Cody is the conquering hero he always aspires to be, and he rattles off five straight title defenses in five weeks. Someone’s not very impressed, however. July 7, 2020
Cody stands with Arn in the ring, congratulating himself on the recent string of victories against… let’s say, less than impressive competition.
Onto the stage charges Eddie Kingston, who’s heard enough:
"No, no, no, we're gonna get this right, we're gonna do this real quick. Cody, you talk about grinding, you talk about living this rough life, all that jazz. No one's gonna 'out-grind' you, all that stuff. My man, it's easy to say that when you grew up around used-to-be legends like Arn Anderson. Yeah, you heard me. Keep shooting murder-ones at me and I'll knock your jaw right off your face, partner. You know what I grew up around? You know what I grew up around? Alcoholics! Junkies! I GREW UP AROUND THAT... AND I HAD TO SURVIVE. I HAD TO GRIND. You couldn't last a day in my shoes, so you don't tell me nothing about grinding. You talk about the sport of pro-wrestling... that's a joke. Because every person you faced has been a child. I am a grown-ass man and I will put you in the ground and smile.
But here's the best part about this whole thing: the guy that you like to mention because you like to be best friends with the boss, Tony Khan… He paid me to show up. And now he's going to pay me to kick your ass and take that championship. Oh yeah, you wanna go? Arn, I swear on my beautiful mother's life, if you don't shut up, I'm gouging your eye out. All right? Let me speak! It's my time now. Real easy, relax, you've had yours. Tony Khan said to me, ‘You know what, King? If you want No DQ, man, that's fine by me.. just.. you know.. Cody has to accept.' You have to accept, cause either you're an egg-sucking dog or you're an egg-sucking bitch."
Infuriated that he would be upstaged like this, Cody accepts on the spot. He survives an incredibly violent match and continues on with his title reign. August 13, 2020
Mr. Brodie Lee whips Cody’s ass. In just over three minutes, it’s done and his beloved championship is gone. The Exalted One and The Dark Order put a massive beatdown on Cody and he’s carried out on a stretcher… Then they continue attacking him on the stretcher.
Cody disappears for weeks. September 23, 2020
Brodie spends over a month terrorizing anyone even remotely close to Cody, but he still doesn’t come back until after Brodie beats down Orange Cassidy in a title defense. It’s a surprise attack, which incenses The Exalted One.
"You gotta be kidding me! The audacity of a man, the audacity of you Cody to return like that! You have been gone for five weeks while I’ve been here doing the work, being undeniable! Oh my God, the audacity of you Cody. What kind of man sends another man to do his work? Did you see what I did to Dustin? Did you see what Anna Jay did to Brandi? What kind of man Cody, what kind of man lets his wife post Instagram thirst traps while calling me daddy? What kind of man stays away in a little bubble? A man like you, Cody. But YOU are no man! YOU are a coward!
Mr. Brodie Lee grabs a pair of dog collars and looks into the camera.
Cody, you can run on for a long time, but sooner or later Brodie Lee is gonna cut you down! And I am gonna take this dog collar, Cody, I am gonna wrap it around your neck, I am gonna wrap it around that God-forsaken tattoo! And you, Cody, will have nowhere, nowhere to run and nowhere to hide! You, Cody... You have one week to answer me: Are you a man... Or are you a coward?!"
Two weeks later, Cody reclaims his championship in the first dog collar match in AEW history. He would hold it for only a month until one of the Four Pillars pries it away from him, beginning Darby Allin’s ascension to the main event scene... And sending Cody spiraling into the Codyverse of excess and absurdity. February 17, 2021 - “It’s a girl!”
Despite a litany of viral media and news segments addressing how excessive and even dangerous pregnancy gender reveals are… Cody and Brandi have theirs live on Dynamite, with full entrance and theme, as well as what still to this day is among the largest pyro displays in the history of AEW. It’s shockingly tone-deaf. May 12, 2021 – The worst promo in AEW history
Just before the one year anniversary of the George Floyd murder that rattled America and stirred racial dialogue in a manner unseen for decades…
Cody addresses Anthony Ogogo and delivers an all-time terrible promo. I'm not even gonna transcribe it here, it's the most pandering cringe ever. Here's a link if you absolutely need to see it...
When AEW returns to touring, all the cheering and adulation Cody was accustomed to at AEW's beginning is gone. His goodwill has completely evaporated. They’re tired of his phony, self-fellating act and want something different. July 7, 2021
Still nursing a vicious eye injury incurred at the hands of Kevin Owens on WWE programming the previous October, Malakai Black posts on Instagram a video of him in a mental institution where he's been locked up for 5 years, coincidentally the same length of time he was in his old company... He viciously attacks and kills the doctors and staff.
Walking out, he says "The Devil made me do it." [Continued in comments]
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2023.03.30 19:04 ShipChip107 How do I make my new cat eat?
I got two new fostercats (13m and 7f) yesterday from the animal shelter( their former owner died last month). The male one has kidney and liver problems and does not eat on his own and has to be fed via syringe. Other than that he is rather active, jumps on furniture, cleans himself, drinks water. The shelter told me that the most important thing is to get him to eat at all before introducing renalfood.
What routines, food or tipps do you have to make him eat as soon as possible?
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2023.03.30 19:02 godOfRevengeance Rerevengeance Lore 93: Monster of Malice, NCScary?! Never Ending Nightmare, Part 3?!
What on Earth was this bloody impostor on about? "You're not even the real NCSuper, are you?" I said. "So, you finally figured it out, that I am-"" Tall Human?" "No" "Spinny.zip
" "Do I look like a file to you?" "Joff the Murderer" "My name isn't Joff" "Billiam Often?" "Do I look like a furry?" "Frederick Fizzbear?" "Do I look like an animatronic?" Man, this guy was really hard to guess the name of... Ah, I got it! "NCSupervillain!" "Not a bad guess for once, but no." Man, I had no clue. "Who are you then?" The impostor grinned from within his paper bad. "I'm NCScary, real scary!" ... Man this creepypasta was so crappy even I hadn't heard of it. "Oh c'mon a child could come up with that wordplay, seriously do you have no self-respect man?" I asked. "Take up the issue with my creator" he said, smirking. "Do I know him?" "You should." Man, this guy was all omens and no clearly spelt out instructions! "So, we fighting?" The impostor laughed, as the ninjas from before attacked me! However, they were really lame, so I defeated them by calling them lame in this sentence. Then, the spiders came, but since they were spiders, I just squashed them all like the bugs they were. "Was that your attack man? You really are lame. Well I suppose I did need this! A good ol' villain to punch in the face!" And I did just that, slamming the impostor away, ignoring his dumb hyper-realistic eyes.. Ew, blood! I burnt it off, and looked at the punched Scary, ugh why does he have a hole in his body I didn't even punch that, c'mon, y'know what, I'm just firing another beam so he dies! And with that, the tale of NCScary, the lamest villain I ever fought, should have come to an end. But then, a spike came out of his regenerating mouth, intent on puncturing my head. Which I easily dodged. "Can we wrap this up now? This dream sequence is pretty boring, I can't lie." "Not scared, quite yet, I see?" Why did he talk like that? Within the smoke, his body began to shift. What was he trying to do, become scarier? The figure became shorter, and grew... Oh no. "SCARY, DON'T DO THIS!" I screamed, hoping this dumb monster thing listened to reason. "What, don't tell me the great god of Revengeance", he said, stepping out of the smoke, "is scared of a poor little catgirl, is he, nya?" This really is a nightmare! What does he think turning into a catgirl will achieve? Seriously catgirls are so weak why would he depower himself like this? Catgirls are just the worst, aren't they? Let's find out next time in Rerevengeance Lore 94: Monster of Malice, NCScary?!
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