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2022.04.04 18:58 zblackadder peaceinthegarden
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2023.06.08 14:51 Lsutt28 Greenhouse
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This year I decided to try out gardening and have bush beans and cucumbers growing in pots. My husband just got me a greenhouse for my birthday. Will the beans do ok if they’re sitting on one of the shelves? Or would they do better on the ground? I’m not sure if they need room to spread out. I took out the lowest shelf on one side and have 1 cucumber pot in the middle of the greenhouse and the other one on the side where the shelf would have been. Do they have enough room? Getting enough sunlight in there? I have it in a sunny spot in the yard. I’m probably way overthinking this 🤣 submitted by Lsutt28 to vegetablegardening [link] [comments]
2023.06.08 14:50 -Yuuchan- Finally had a dream with Malleus and it was the best and worst dream ever!
—-I don’t think this is the right tag—- So the reason it was the best is because it was our wedding which is amazing!!!! The worst part is that it had some random Enchanted stuff going on. For anyone that hasn’t watched Enchanted spoilers ahead. So I had on a wedding dress that was very similar to the one worn by Giselle in the movie which would never be my first pick but I’ll take it. Malleus and I were standing in a little garden behind the castle just talking about something (I didn’t remember stupid dream memory). And Malleus was smiling that silly happy smile of his and I was enjoying myself WAY to much. This is where more stupid Enchanted plot points sorta come in. I started getting this weird feeling and Malleus looked behind me and he looked concerned and then mad, like really mad. And before I could turn around Malleus PUSHED ME INTO THE POND! It wasn’t as crazy as the one in Enchanted so I was fine but still. Any way there was some weird magic blast and when I got out of the water Malleus and however or whatever was behind me were gone. So unlike in Enchanted the pond didn’t do the teleporting, instead it saved me from the teleporting, I think? Unfortunately that’s pretty much the end of the dream so I don’t know what happened to Malleus😭😭😭😭 Come back we need to finish the wedding!!!😭😭😭😭 Also my dress was an absolute mess so looks like I need to get a new one without crazy sleeves, shame🙃
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2023.06.08 14:50 premierabodes21 Affordable Interior Design Studio in Electronic City - Premier Abodes
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2023.06.08 14:49 Gearwrenchgal Tips for keeping animals from snacking on your plants
Just as the title says, I’m looking for tips or tricks in keeping small animals from turning my garden into an all you can eat buffet.
Last year I had a groundhog issue (which I think I got rid of him last year but not entirely sure) and the groundhog ate probably half my veggie garden.
This year has been odd temperature wise here so I have a bit of a late start. However something decided to eat all of my sunflowers overnight. They were about 2” tall and there was probably 20-30 of them.
Any tips are appreciated.
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2023.06.08 14:49 petethestreak Help! Something wrong with my garden croton
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Hi all. Long time browser first time poster. I have a number of house plants as well as outdoor plants and I tend to take good care of most of them. submitted by petethestreak to houseplants [link] [comments]
A friend bought us this garden croton about 2 years ago and its one of my favourite plants. Its been sitting in this spot for the whole time and it has grown quite a bit.
Over the past few weeks though I have noticed some leaves drying and turning yellow and I’m not sure whats happening. Any advice how I can get it back to its beautiful green beauty?
2023.06.08 14:48 Abject-Bit6077 Bit is a yoga teacher
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Howdy you do. It’s Bit. I haven’t slept, but I feel quite amazing somehow. Drank some tea, did some journaling, now I might go do some stretches. Now, none of you know me in real life, but if you were a close friend of mine you’d probably think someone else was typing this. My usual day is wake up somewhere between 10-12, drink a glass of milk, and potter around doing who knows what. But today I actually feel like a functioning member of society. I’ll credit the fasting. submitted by Abject-Bit6077 to MrTechnodad [link] [comments]
I won’t add a good thing for today, I’ll do that when I post later. Not enough of the day has happened.
2023.06.08 14:48 Weary-Lifeguard1888 Exploring Gurgaon Property: Unveiling the Gateway to Modern Living
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2023.06.08 14:47 Forsaken_Room9968 ID help please
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This rose unknown rose is in my parents garden in Waterford, Ireland. Probably been there >30 years and originally planted by the horticulturist previous owner. It’s a bush / shrub type with flowers approx 6cm diameter in full bloom. Would appreciate a variety ID out of curiosity and because it’s very distinctive. submitted by Forsaken_Room9968 to Roses [link] [comments]
2023.06.08 14:47 StarbornHero How best to fix bald spots
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As the title suggests, I'm hoping for some advice / tips on how best to get rid of the large bald spots in the grass. submitted by StarbornHero to GardeningUK [link] [comments]
My wife and I recently moved from a flat to a house, and with it came our first proper garden. However the previous owners had kept large slabs on the grass whilst building the patio, killing the grass under them...
Having 0 experience with this sort of thing, could anyone lend a hand so we can get the garden looking how it deserves to.
2023.06.08 14:46 yardhype Large Crocodile Spotted Somewhere in Jamaica “Not Even E One Dem a Hope Garden Big Suh” - Watch Video
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2023.06.08 14:46 Sage_Kabuto [R/F] Traptrix for locals V2
Nibiru, the Primal Being x3
Parallel eXceed x3
Traptrix Dionaea x2
Traptrix Myrmeleo x3
Traptrix Mantis x3
Traptrix Arachnocampa x2
Traptrix Pudica x3
Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring x3
Traptantalizing Tune x3
Traptrip Garden x1
Infinite Impermanence x3
Evenly Matched x3
Bottomless Trap Hole x1
Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare x1
Gravedigger's Trap Hole x1
Floodgate Trap Hole x1
Traptrix Holeutea x3
Terrifying Trap Hole Nightmare x1
Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder x1
Traptrix Pinguicula x1
Time Thief Redoer x1
Traptrix Allomerus x1
Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir x1
Evilswarm Exciton Knight x1
Traptrix Rafflesia x2
Accesscode Talker x1
Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess x1
Traptrix Atypus x1
Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable x1
Traptrix Sera x3
Kumongous, the Sticky String Kaiju x3
Artifact Lancea x3
Dimensional Barrier x3
Anti-Spell Fragrance x3
Solemn Judgment x3
Hey guys! Here is my Traptrix deck for Locals currently. Let me know what you guys think
Nibiru, the Primal Being-I'm trying this in main to deal with threats that I can't deal with. This being Swordsoul and other decks that extend forever. I can only deal with threats with a few cards but I can never win against Swordsoul because it doesn't matter how much I hole they continue to go off. So I'm thinking Nibiru is necessary.
Parallel eXceed-This is a Necessary and free extender. It can also can block chains eventually.
Traptrix Arachnocampa-Some people run 1 or 3. I believe 2 is the best
Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring-Standard
Traptantalizing Tune-Obviously Prosperity is better but I feel like this really isn't a bad alternative. Sometimes you want a Traptrix monster in grave.
Traptrip Garden-Some people run two I really think you only need one
Evenly Matched -Standard
Bottomless Trap Hole-I keep taking this in and out sometimes putting in side
Traptrix Trap Hole Nightmare-This is a weird one didnt like it at first but its kinda nice
Gravedigger's Trap Hole-Same deal as above. Some people run 2 I could see either way
Floodgate Trap Hole-Same as above
Traptrix Holeutea -Standard
Terrifying Trap Hole Nightmare-Same as above
Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS - Sky Thunder-Standard might not need this though
Traptrix Pinguicula -Some people run two
Time Thief Redoer-People say this is good....but I really don't like this card. I don;t like that I have to wait for my opponent to start their turn and hope the top card is a trap
Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir-I thought this wasent great at first. However this guy is awesome. You use this when you just dont ahve any options(like a fully set up Despia board) and you sorta stall until you can get enough resources to go into Atypus into Accesscode
Evilswarm Exciton Knight-Standard
Traptrix Rafflesia-Some people run one I could maybe see it but why not run two
Accesscode Talker-I Personally like this better than Zeus comes up more
Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess -This is my other solution to super long extensions. I feel like I ahve to sack everything to get into apo
Aussa the Earth Charmer, Immovable-Standard
Traptrix Sera -Standard
Kumongous, the Sticky String Kaiju-Going with Sticky string this time simply because its a insect but still below the 2500 Ping
Artifact Lancea-Not really a fan of this card but yeah
Dimensional Barrier -Standard wins games
Anti-Spell Fragrance -Standard wins games
I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!
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2023.06.08 14:45 juicy_beanz How bad are my test levels? I'm 25 btw
2023.06.08 14:45 Afasso Tax reforms announced as part of 'Corporations Enhanced'
Previously, the SCC would take half of the cut taken from the broker's fee - which really ate into the ability of facility owners to earn any profit - especially if they wanted to stay competitive with a low tax rate. Now, facility owners can earn the full amount, with the SCC taking a fixed 0.5% instead.
This change affects how much of the brokers fee on market transactions goes to the structure owner.
Previously, if you had set a broker fee of 3%, half of that goes to you (the owner), and half to the SCC, so 1.5% each.
Now, a fixed 0.5% goes to the SCC, and the rest (2.5%) goes to you. This will allow structure owners to make more money from their markets, and hopefully therefore allow nullsec/lowsec markets to set lower brokers fees for users whilst maintaining the same level of income (or higher given as trade volume will increase as fees go down).
This does NOT affect the perimeter keepstar / Tranquility Trading Tower. The minimum brokerage fee that can be set is 1%, with 0.5% going to the SCC and 0.5% going to the owner. This is still the same and so the TTT still remains 0.5% cheaper than Jita 4-4.
I'm a little surprised CCP hasn't just reduced Jita brokers fee to 1% to restore it as the primary trade hub, I guess they figure the TTT is a net positive overall?
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2023.06.08 14:44 farmdohg diy substrate - leafy sphagnum or peat sphagnum?
I’ve seen a lot of formulas for substrate using sphagnum moss - curious whether people use the peat moss from garden centers or the fluffy moss used for humid hides? and if it’s the fluffy moss, where do you source it in the volume needed for substrate? And another substrate question - how do you keep it damp but keep the surface dry? thank you
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2023.06.08 14:43 jpitha Just A Little Further 23/40
It's still early, so we go and find a cafe and have lunch. Once again, I don't have to use my voice, they just give us our meal for free. I really should get an idea about money though. I know they are called Skys, I know at least part of them are small green metallic coins - actually they look like the same metal the Throne and Chairs are made out of, I wonder if they are - and I know that everyone uses them here to buy stuff. I should ask about banks. We should pay a visit to one. I'm sure they'd be... happy to explain it to me.
That's for later though. For now, we work our way to the dock, and find the internal docking bay that Omar found.
Walking in, it becomes clear that we have a lot of work ahead. High Line
is in here thanks to Omar earlier and it's...
Even when it was operating, it was clearly made up of a hodgepodge of between three and five different starships. This thing has been limping along on patches and ad hoc repairs for centuries
it looks like.
Human ships from our side of the galaxy tend to be very personalized. Riots of color, patterns, little flourishes here and there that speak to the tastes and preferences of the operator. It's probably a function of the fact that all our ships are AI operated. It's their body, and they decorate and personalize it.
High Line is... downright drab in comparison.
Grey on grey with streaks of soot and... is that rust? It looks like rust. What would rust on a spacecraft hull? High Line is all boxes and blocks stuck together where they fit or where a need was found. I'm much more used to the sweeping, flowing shapes the Starjumpers have. In addition to looking fast, they look much more elegant. Even our smaller ships, the Frigates and Destroyers tend towards looking more like living creatures than... a box.
As I walk around staring at things and - apparently - making a sour face, Starlight, Ocean and River are standing there, looking nervous and worried. "So Empress... Here is High Line. We admit, it's a little more worse for wear than the ship you came to us on, but.." Starlight stands a little taller. "It got my forebears here all those years ago and through all that time put many light-years on it shuttling people around the system and still held air and gravity. It's not much to look at, but it was ours."
I mean, they're right. Maybe I'm being too hard on it. They got centuries of use out of with with barely any maintenance. All the more reason to refit it right and make it soar once again.
Omar seems like he's having a great time. Walking around, taking measurements going in and out. "Melody, it might not be much to look at now, but it's actually a pretty good foundation! We can add some improved thrusters, beef up the armor, add a wormhole generator and some laser batteries and while we won't be able to take on a dreadnought or even a Starjumper, we'll be able to hold our own against anything local we've seen. It's got plenty of room inside too. You won't have a suite of rooms like at the Royal Dawn, but I should be able to make you an... appropriately royal room.
"At this point a
starship is better than no
starship so I'll take what I can get. How long will the refit take, Omar?"
He looks at the ship, at the Aviens and then at me. "It will depend on their printer and how well we can integrate the designs from my copy of the database but maybe a month? Hopefully less?"
"Well then, you had better get started Omar. You spend your time getting High Line up to your satisfaction, and let me know about your progress. For now, we will be staying at the Royal Dawn. I don't know if there's other royal quarters that we just haven't found or if the hotel is made out of the original royal quarters, but I'm satisfied with our current accommodations. Make your own schedule and if you need something or someone, just let me know. Starlight" - I look pointedly at them - "can help you with any personnel needs you have." Starlight bobs their head eagerly. "If you need to speak to me or the others, you should be able to though the Reach. Just... concentrate and it should work."
"Okay Melody, I'll get on it. Come on Starlight, show me the printer. Ocean, go see what kind of help you can find for us. River, go see about the condition of the other starships. Some of them have to be operable, how else is food getting here?" Omar looks up at us as the Aviens run off in different directions to obey Omar. "What happened to Ottarn, that Mariens who took their ship and tried to run? If nothing else, we could use that ship."
"They went with FarReach. They told me that they scooped up Ottarn and their ship and were going to take them where they wanted to go."
"Hmm, do you think that means back to human space?" Um'reli asks and she's looking at the ship.
"I have no idea, I don't think so? I'm not sure what they'd find out there to benefit them."
This time Ava puts her hands on her hips and stares at us. "You mean, other that some sympathetic ears to listen to their story about a human who has installed herself as Empress in their space and might be willing to lend a hand with a couple of Starjumpers and their assorted lasers and missiles? You did
lock the Gate after FarReach left, right?"
Uh oh. I forgot.
"Uh, sure thing Ava, let me just go... double check that it's locked. I reach out and I can feel the Gate from here though it's faint and... fuzzy. The lock was simple enough though I push here... pull that... and...
"Okay, yes, it's locked."
"Good. We don't want Ottarn coming back with reinforcements or something just yet. Later though... let them come. We'll show them." Ava's grin is worrying me a little bit. She seems much too excited about showing off.
I grab Ava and Um'reli "Come on, let's leave Omar to his work. We have other things to take care of. I think we're going to have to hire on some help, but before that we're going to have to figure out money."
Ava scoffs as we walk "You're still going on about money? Just make people help us out."
"Ava we're looking to help out here, not be overthrown in a couple weeks. If I make people help us, the moment we walk away people will start to wonder why they're helping us at all."
"Melody has a point Ava. What is it that we do
here?" Um'reli is really good at throwing cold water on Ava's plans. I'm glad she came. Without her I have a hunch that Ava would be talking me into all kinds of bad ideas.
"Builders seem to work like the AIs on Starbases back home. So it's not like we have no
"Well then, let's go back to the Throne and do some work.
I'm tired of walking around trying to mooch free stuff from people because they're scared of Melody." Um'reli stars walking back towards the Throne. I really don't have anything else to do, so I follow. "You coming, Ava?"
"I guess. I don't have anything else to do." Ava looks around somewhat wistfully and follows. I wonder what she was hoping to do instead. Probably have me order people to give her something.
As we walk into the entryway to the Throne - there's still no back door, I really need to find one or make one - something catches my eye. I walk over and... "It's a shrine"
"What?" Ava peeks over my shoulder "Oh, it's beautiful.
It really is. Someone made a drawing of us in some kind of pastel medium, like pencils or chalk. It's... me at the top, my wings spread wide and I'm glowing. Below that, it's Um'reli, Ava and Omar standing tall and proud looking up. Under that is a decent representation of hundreds of people bowing before us. Written on the bottom in the same local script I see all over it says "May They Protect Us." The drawing is on a little easel and there are flowers and candles all around it in a semicircle.
Protect them from what though?
"These flowers are amazing! I've never seen ones like this before" Um'reli bends down to get a closer look. She takes a deep breath "And they smell so good, Ava, Melody, you should smell them!"
Well if Um'reli, a K'laxi can smell them and not immediately break out in allergic hives, it's probably fine for us to smell too. I bend down low and... they smell... familiar? Why is that?
Ava straightens "These were grown. We need to find out where the gardens are and visit it!"
Um'reli stands as well. "After
we get some work done Ava. We need to show everyone that we do something and aren't a drain on resources because Melody can order them around and they can't say no."
"What's the point of all this power if we don't use it!"
"Ava, we 'use it' like you want to and people will come after us with guns and knives. Who was the Empress before Melody?" Um'reli is looking hard at Ava.
"We have no idea."
" Um'reli continues up the stairs to the Throne itself. I follow and Ava pouts but doesn't say anything further.
In the Builder room, Um'reli and Ava sit down. Their bodies go distant and they are integrating. "Okay Ava, Um'reli. You get down to work, I'm going to see about finding a bank and talking to them. Any idea where one is?"
"One moment Melody..." Ava is searching. "Okay, looks like a bank is down the street from the Administration building. It's not far."
"Thanks! Just reach out to me if you need anything." I head back out and down the stairs of the throne, passing by the little shine again. It really is cute, though I wish they put something a little more specific about what they wanted us to protect them from. Oh well, with our luck we'll find out soon enough.
It's not actually a long walk to the bank, Ava was right, it was just down the street from the Administration building. As I walk past I see that a couple people are cleaning up the barricades finally. I wave as I walk by, and they stand smartly and bow. Nice.
Soon enough, I come across what I assume is the bank. It's a large building, made out of the same material as the Administration building, marking it as very old. There is a large double door in the front made of what looks like the same metal as the coins everyone uses. The doors stand open with two people (an Azurian and a Mariens) standing out front. With a little wave to them, I walk in.
It's... a bank. Really. Tellers, little booths where people can discuss finance, even a little table before you get in line to fill out small slips of paper. I walk over to an Aviens who is sitting at a desk by the front door. They look up and do a double take when they see me. I'm not wearing my wings and crown anymore, but I still have on the gown from earlier.
"Uh, good day Holy One, what may this one help you with?" Holy One. Interesting.
"I would like to speak to the Bank Manager, please."
They rush to stand and their chair slides back with a squawk. "Of course, Holy One. Please, wait right here." The gesture over to a small group of chairs up against the wall. I can't really think of a reason why not, so I go over and sit.
Next to me is one of the pressure suited people. Up close, I can see how their suits are segmented metal colored bronze and completely decorated in elaborate carvings. They really are quite beautiful. Their helmets are almost completely featureless except for a bar where human eyes would be and there is what looks like a speaker on their neck.
I clear my throat. "Pardon me, I'm so sorry, but I haven't met one of you yet. Can you tell me your name and the name of your people?"
With just the most subtle clank and whir, they turn their head. "I am known as Vaaqo, and here, people call us Falor in your tongue." His head inclines slightly. "That is to say, the language that most people here speak call us Falor. I do not know your word for us in your Builder tongue."
"Falor is fine with me." I say brightly, and then stop. "Unless it is insulting to you or something."
They make a gesture with their hands. The Nanites indicate that they are indicating no. Oh, that makes sense! If they're suited all the time, most body language markers are lost. Hand gestures could take over for a bunch of nonspeaking conversation.
"It's a pleasure to meet you Vaaqo, thank you so much for the information. I have so many questions, but I will only ask one for now. Do you have to stay in your suit all the time?"
The same gesture meaning no. "We are fortunate that the upper sunward lobe of the Reach has a pressure door. We're able to maintain our helium methane atmosphere and higher ambient pressure and live suit free. The remains of our starship are installed up there, and we use it to control our own breathing gas."
They took their ship apart to survive? "Oh but that means you're trapped here! Once we open the gates and build more ships, we can send a message to your people."
Another gesture. The Nanites say it might be a smile "That is kind of you to offer, Empress. Before... well before, we were in the middle of a war. We were offered refuge here and so we do not know if any others of our kind remain. It will be... nice to find out for sure." They're holding something back. I think they don't want to insult you.
It's fine. I see no need to compel them to tell me what they're hiding. It's probably something embarrassing to them or they think to me. Luckily for all of us, you have no shame.
As I argue with my Nanites, a Mariens walks up, looking nervous. "Hol-Empress, what a pleasant surprise. Thank you for taking the time to visit our fine financial establishment! My name is Utaid and I am at your service." He bows elaborately.
I stand and try to tower only slightly. I want to impress, not intimidate. "The pleasure is all mine Utaid, I am happy to have met you. I wish to open an account so that I will be able to pay people for services they render me."
They look shocked. "E-Empress, of course. We will do everything in our power to help. Since... all here is yours that of course includes all the money stored in the different banks across the Reach."
I nod. "While this is true, I am not a tyrant. I wish to make sure that people are paid and that operations continue as closely to before as possible. Please accept payment requests that come in from people in my name and keep records. We will do our utmost to make sure that the money going in is equal to or greater than the money coming out... in the long term."
They visibly relax. I wonder if they thought I was just going to come in and demand all the currency?
"It will be our most
sincere pleasure Empress. We are proud that you have selected us to carry out your financial orders in Your name. We shall set up everything and dispatch a runner to you when it has been completed. I assume you are residing at the Royal Dawn hotel?"
"Yes, that's correct. How did you know?"
They look smug and embarrassed? How did they manage that? "Even though Reach of the Might of Vzzx is a very large starbase, rumors still seem to fly faster than light."
"Ah, thank you Utaid for all your help. I await your runners." They bow low again and I walk out.
Huh, that was easy. I guess people are starting to realize that I really am Empress and I really am trying to help everyone. Feeling very happy, I begin to walk back to the Throne.
"Uh, Melody there might be a problem." Um'reli's voice sounds worried in my head. She figured out how to contact me directly, very nice!
"What is it Um'reli?"
"Just a minute ago, I saw what looked like an alert. Ava and I checked it out and there's something
going on at the main transit hub station. We either don't understand the alert or can't ready it yet. Can you check it out please?"
"Oh neat! I haven't been there yet. Sure, I'll go down and check it out. You two stay up there and be my eyes and ears."
The transit station is right around the corner from the bank. It reminds me a lot of photos of transit stations back on Earth. platforms, people milling about, advertising. But I see no crowds or anything worrying. I connect to the Starbase and think to Ava and Um'reli "I don't see any problem here, what's going on?"
"It's not here, it's at the main station. Get on the next train and ride two stops, you'll see it."
Oh, okay. Just as Ava finished speaking, a train rolls up. Like a lot of this place, it clearly was very fancy a long long time ago. The fact that it's still working is pretty impressive, even if it looks a bit run down. I walk on, and look around. There are seats all along the walls of the train car and poles along the middle to hang on to. Mentally I shrug and sit down near the door. After a moment, there's a trilling chime and the doors close.
With a lurch and a hiss of brakes, we get moving. I wonder if this train is automated, or if someone drives it. I should ask later. I'm lost in thought for the ride through the first station stop, but then I look around and realize everyone
is staring at me.
"Oh, Hello!" I say brightly.
Immediately, the people closest to me drop to the ground, bowing their heads. "Oh, thank you, but you don't have to do that right now, please just sit. I'm just riding the train over to the hub station. My Builders tell me there's some kind of issue and I'm going to check it out."
"But, Empress... Surely you have people that you can send to do that for you?" It's a Mariens sitting across from me. They look amused.
"Oh not right now. I'm... between retainers and assistants right now. One of my Builders, Omar is helping to repair the High Line, that Aviens ship, and my other two, Ava and Um'reli are sitting in their Chairs, assisting with the operation of the Reach." Oh wait. "Do you
want a job? I do find myself needing more people to help out with-" I gesture "-all this. I'm not sure how much to pay yet but I did just come back from the bank, so I'll be able to pay you; I'm sure I'll work all the rest out soon enough."
The Mariens chuckles "Thank you for the generous offer Empress, but I quite like my job. If you so order it... of course I'd help. If you're just asking though, no thank you."
"Oh, that's quite all right. I don't want to order you. But, if you know anyone that would like to help, have them come to the Throne chamber tomorrow, we'll see what we can do!" I look around at everyone trying very hard to look like they're not listening in. "That goes for anyone here too! If you want a job, come see us, if you know someone that does, send them. I need help, and I would love for it to be you!"
And with that same trilling chime, the doors open and I'm at the hub station.
Ah. Okay. I see what Ava and Um'reli are talking about.
There's a riot. First
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2023.06.08 14:43 No_Problem2775 Readers needed for feedback
[Dystopian Thriller] The Black Scales
I am looking for my first ever reader for my first ever attempt at a novel! It’s a dystopian thriller called ‘The Black Scales’
Thought would be worth a post here to dystopian future enthusiasts.
I’m looking for people to read the first chapter or two and then perhaps more of suitably interested.
Please find a short blurb below.
The year is 2032. Following a viral pandemic and widespread political corruption, the United Kingdom has plummeted into years of mass violence, riots and sabotage known to all as ‘The Panic’. Small pockets of unrest grow and sprawl into armies of rebellion and the battle rages on against the regime.
Coinciding with the police and military losing control, a mysterious new drug known as ‘Croc’ arrives on the streets and waves of horrific opioid addiction cascade through the cities of the United Kingdom, bringing it to its knees. The new world is bleak, desolate, and disgusting. Slums and squats house thousands whilst gangs war against rivals and deal drugs and arms from their dangerous shanty towns.
In Manchester, an alliance of police and military known as the City Guard has squashed the rebellion and taken control. They devote their time and resources to the protection of the middle and upper classes, whilst they only venture into the slums to tax and oppress. When night falls, they retreat all together and the city bursts into chaos until first light.
Jude is a wide-eyed, optimistic young man surviving hand to mouth in a city on its knees. Orphaned during ‘The Panic’ he later finds himself in with Trevor, a burly market trader and former rebel. Jude’s life is pleasant enough. He hunts rats and pigeons with a bow for Trevor, who cooks and sells them from his stall in ‘The Gardens’,’ a sprawling slum in Manchester’s Piccadilly region.
A deadly turn of events lands Jude as ward of Ansell, a serial killer of legend. A ghost story. A boogie man. Tales plague the city of a murderer, stalking, torturing and killing Croc addicts and dealers in stomach turning fashion. What they don’t know is that Ansell is on a one man mission to rid the country of Croc, following a trail of users and dealers in search of ‘The Conduit’,’ the fabled link between the streets and the source of the drug.
When Ansell’s work leads him toward the City Guard, he finds his path interwoven with Jude’s and they embark together on a quest for answers, and vengeance.
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2023.06.08 14:43 Krychle_Marek Local shelter in my city. At least they are not trying to sugarcoat it.
2023.06.08 14:43 ThePeoplesBard My garden’s reaction when it’s finally June after an unusually cold and gray May but then smoke from thousands of miles away blots out the sun
2023.06.08 14:43 peasarelegumes Searching youtube for 'Guns and roses demos' have bought up so many awesome demos I've never heard. both demos and outtakes
Ones I like more than the originals even.
Just some of them being
'Used to love her'
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2023.06.08 14:40 PrideTraditional9080 What can I do about kids in street
I live in a rented flat and have done for about a year. The back garden is small and surrounded by a tall wall. The only thing I keep there are my bins.
There is a family living a stone throw away and their kids play football against the wall of my garden. Zero issue with this. When I first moved in, they would climb the wall (which is shorter when they come in from the neighbouring garden). Zero issue with this. They exit again via my garden gate. Issue. The gate slams with the wind, loudly, and repeatedly some days. Which means I have to go down every day and lock the gate again after they go in for the night.
They got bored of having to climb over, so they knocked the lock in so that it won’t slide along anymore and I can’t lock it. I started to prop a long piece of wood behind the gate so that they couldn’t open it. When they realised this, they starting using all their might and booting my gate over and over until the wood pops out of position and they can come in. Again, gate battering closed in the wind. Then they got bored of having to kick the gate, so they took the wood and snapped it. So I bought a new lock and a padlock so that once they’re in, they have to go back the way they came. They’re move. They have now starting tipping my bin on its side and dragging it to the wall so that they can climb on it to get out again. Everything falls out of the bin so I need to tidy the garden up every week on bin day.
This family are very aggressive (with each other and I’ve seen them have many fights with other people). I don’t feel comfortable approaching them. They scream at the kids and the kids don’t do anything they are told anyway. They have also broken by bin lid clean off, when the bin is collected they sit on it and others drag them around. Last year, when bored during the summer holidays, they chipped at the loose bricks on the wall until they took out about 10 of them creating a hole. My rental agency sent someone out to fix that at the time, but I noticed they have removed a few from another part of the wall recently.
What can I do about these kids? I feel sorry for them, they get no positive attention at all, they have no chance in life, but this is pushing me to move. I’m sick of them.
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2023.06.08 14:39 Flimsy-Ad-4805 Denver/Colorado Springs or Zion (Las Vegas) ???
Trying to plan a family trip to see some National and State parks and would love your thoughts. We've narrowed it down to Denver or Colorado Springs OR Zion/Las Vegas. We are absolutely not interested in Las Vegas in and of itself, just using it to fly in and out of. We only have 3-4 full days and want to hit what we can, while still enjoying the trip, and limiting the amount of driving.
Denver is a non-stop flight, and I would have preferred that but Colorado Springs seems to be the better option for parks. Do you disagree? On our list: Garden of Gods, Broadmoor Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Cog Railway, Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs and Cliff Dwellings. What else would you add to this list?
If we choose Las Vegas, our list contains: the Grand Staircase, Glen Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Zion National Park. Would you add anything else?
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2023.06.08 14:39 federleicht When does it get better? Looking for advice, especially from those with depression
I’ve been largely sober for about 8 months, despite a relapse around Christmas that lasted a few weeks, and a relapse that landed me in the hospital 45 says ago (I tried to drink like I used to very quickly, big mistake). I’ve been an alcoholic since I was 16, at my worst I was going through a pint of fireball or vodka, a sleeve of the nips, and 2 of the LARGE boda boxes every 3 days.
Overall I love sobriety, it’s nice not feeling like shit all of the time, or having constant anxiety and heart palpitations/insane blood pressure. My relationship with my husband is wonderful now that I’m not a fucking mess, he’s been nothing but supportive and kind.
One of the things I struggled with the most especially early on was the boredom- I’ve since learned to deal with it, although it does creep back in at times. I’ve picked up cross stitching, stopped gaming as much to do more “productive” hobbies (not knocking if you game, but personally i start to feel bad after sitting doing nothing “in real life” for a week straight, i still enjoy it but I’ve changed my habits quite a bit)
I read so many posts about having like, a 180 degree mentality change- bounding energy, being more social/close to friends, happiness.. but I’m not feeling that. I feel closer to my husband, but as the months go by I just creeping further into isolation with friends (i’m not even sure i feel bad about it, even though theyre great people? Maintaining relationships is so hard, i don’t want to talk to people every week or every few days). I don’t have much energy at all, last week I didn’t get out of bed for almost a week- but yesterday i felt okay enough to garden for 30 minutes or so. If my husband didn’t make me get out of the house, I wouldn’t leave at all- i have no desire to go places. Once I’m out I end up having fun, but I’m not sure if I’m agoraphobic or just like being home.
I guess I feel better in a technical sense, but I was just expecting more? I know having treatment resistant depression doesn’t help, but I just thought it would be a little more than this. Not to say that sobriety isn’t worthwhile because it is, but I kinda feel like I thought I was going to Disney and instead I ended up in a parking lot- still better than the gutter though.
This might even be more about depression than alcoholism, but if anyone has any insight or has any idea what I’m talking about, I could use some kind words. I don’t feel like sliding back into alcoholism (almost dying at 28 is scary as fuck), but I feel very confused and lost about what the path ahead looks like.
Is this my new normal..?
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