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2023.06.08 14:33 spillallthet14 He cheated on her, and I couldn't be any happier.

Hi there, this a new account, cause, I want to at least try to be anonymous, but there's a lot in here, that could easily blow my cover. LOL.
I'm not really sure, why I'm choosing to write this. I think I need to just release, what I have pent up, emotionally. I apologize ahead of time, if it's too long-winded or gets scattered.
So, I had a long-time friend, Sara, that I've known for more than fifteen years. We met in high school, and were very close. Her and I don't speak anymore, and I found out through a mutual acquaintance that her husband had cheated on her, and was cheating for about 8 months, but if I'm being honest, I think he was cheating on her for way longer. It made me laugh hysterically.
So, for some backstory, I'm gay, and her family is from the Caribbean. This is an important detail.
Now, on to Sara's assumed ex-husband. He's not from the states, is a major homophobe, and he ended up knocking her up. She was on the pill, but ended up going off of it. During that time, they would still raw-dog, and she would tell him incessantly not to nut in her, and he didn't listen, and she ended up pregnant. When she found out, she told him, that she planned on keeping the baby, and that if he didn't want to be a part of its life, she was totally okay with that, and that she didn't need anything from him. He totally flipped out, and wanted her to have an abortion. She said absolutely not, and he kicked rocks for the entirety of her pregnancy. This man, whom she told repeatedly not to cum in her, does so anyway, knocks her up, and then gets mad that she wants to keep the baby. What a keeper! She heard nothing from him, until after the day she gave birth to their son. It turns out that he had another woman in his home country, that he was supposedly in love with, and was in a some type of relationship with, while he was fucking Sara here in the states.
The following year, it was decided that he "wanted" to stay in the states, so he can be near his son. They chose to get married. They had a courthouse marriage. I wasn't invited, initially. Sara ended up calling me, while I was on my way home from work, and told me that they were already at the courthouse and she felt bad that I wasn't there. She asked me to show up. I lied and told her that I was on my way to work, and couldn't make it. That was that. If she really wanted me to be there, she would've initially invited me. I wasn't going to accept a pity invite because your other friend made you feel bad for me, not being there. I will also add, that I did not meet her husband, until three years after they've been married. Three years.
That same year, they married, I met my now husband: John. I introduced him to everyone within my inner circle at the time, including Sara, and they all loved him. That year was also, Sara's son's first birthday. She invited me. I asked her if I can bring John along. I didn't think there was anything wrong with me asking, because all the other people within our circle that were invited, were bringing their significant others. When I asked her, there was a pregnant pause, and proceeded to tell me that her family is from the Caribbean, and you know how they feel about gay people, and they're gonna stare at you, give you dirty looks, and comment about you, in your face. I was stunned. I didn't know how to properly respond to that, so just I said: "I see, and that we'll talk, later". If I'm being honest, I think that it was more to placate her low-life husband's homophobia, and less about her family. Now, I can't say for sure that her family isn't homophobic, but I've known her immediate family for a very long time, and have met her extended family on many occasions, and they've always been very courteous and polite. I'm not sure if she was worried about PDA, but my husband and I don't engage in much of it. We'll hold hands occasionally, but that's if we feel safe. I don't it, and I think it can be beautiful, but I also know how to read a room, and would know not to hold hands, kiss, or be all up on my man, at a kid's birthday party, surrounded by a whole bunch of strangers. Even if I'm surrounded by family and people I know, the most we have done is hold hands, or give a little peck. Please note, that for the following three years of what remained of our friendship, she would still not invite us to her son's bday parties. Though, for some people in our circle, their new significant others, were.
I ended up telling her that I couldn't go, but that I had a gift for her son. We didn't speak for the next five months. She would try to reach out to me, but I wasn't receptive. I had a lot of other things, on my mental plate, that I had to focus on. I could've easily spoken to her about how hurt, I was, but when it comes to her for some reason, I find it difficult to do so. She always made me feel small, and I know that you shouldn't ever allow someone to make you feel that way, but I did. I'm usually very direct with most of the things that are on my mind, but Sara always had a way to trivialize anything that she deemed "stupid", and I guess, I was always stupid to her.
When we started speaking again, we just went along like nothing happened. I also learned that her initial best friend had stopped talking to her as well. So, naturally, who do you think she started gravitating more towards? Me. I also learned that her husband wasn't pulling his weight. Any weight, really. He comes from money, and I guess, he felt entitled, to not work, and do any jobs, that he felt were beneath him. So, she spent a lot of time, calling to vent her frustrations. I'm adding this, because sometime, after her and I stopped talking, the mutual acquaintance that we share, told me that she had said, that "she didn't have time to be my friend, because I was so needy." Sure, Jan.
With that said, he was still expected to give his monthly share, which included rent, day care, car payments and so on, and he would fail to meet those monthly payments, regularly. I'm not sure how he was expected to meet those payments, with no job, and from what she told me, he wasn't getting any money from his family, back home. So...
There was one time, when she called me crying, telling me that were really behind on rent, and she was stressed out, and that he had not told her until the day before it was due, that he didn't have the money. I asked my husband if we can loan them what they needed and he agreed. She didn't ask to borrow any of it, and she was hesitant on accepting it, but she agreed, and they came like lighting to pick up the money. It was around $800 dollars, and she payed it back. I bring this up, because we never had an issue lending them the money. It's not about the money. It's about the principle behind it. The two gay guys are good enough to accept money from, but not to be invited to celebrated your son's birthday party because we are two gay guys.
Everything came to a head, cause Sara had this bad habit of bringing up your embarrassing moments in front of our group of friends, especially if there was a new person tagging along. I abhor the person I was in high school. I was such a try-hard, and an asshole, and said and did some of the most cringiest things. Mind you, there are some really funny stories, but most of them are not. Luckily, I'm not that person anymore, and have grown immensely on an emotional and personal level. But, hearing about it, still makes me feel bad. She would never let an opportunity to embarrass you or bring up one of those "cringy" stories go. It got tiresome. I did speak to her at some point about it, and how I didn't appreciate them, and if she could please stop. She said ok. It didn't stop.
See, the thing about Sara, is that she likes to dish it, but can't take it. She's the first to call you out on things, but gets really upset, if you give her a taste of her own medicine, so I did just that. We had a get-together, and were supposed to bring a dish each. She brought the most disgusting pigs in a blanket, I have ever tasted. They were so dry, they gave me cottonmouth, and were a bit burnt. I decided to playfully tease her about once in a while, in our group texts. She didn't last a year. She blew up on me, and I did the same. We never spoke again. I wrote her a really long and pointed letter, calling her out on everything and detailing everything that I was feeling, and said some really nasty things to her. I'm not proud for being an asshole and for how I handled the situation. I never was, but I don't feel bad for letting her know how I felt. I did apologize a couple years, later down the road, for how I handled things, and for some of the nastier comments. I was told by our mutual acquaintance that she did read it, and had no plans on responding to me. Fair and I respect it. I sent her that apology with no expectations. When I feel like I was in the wrong about something, I have to own it, and at least apologize, and it took me a bit to do the latter.
That's why I'm writing this out, because I still care about her to an extant, which bothers me as well, but when I found out, she was cheated on, I laughed manically. It don't like that, but I still can't help feeling that she got was she deserved. This woman had the gall to tell people, that she did invite us to her kid's bday parties. That I was lying. That's how fucked up, she knows it is, that she has deny it.
She was just appeasing her nasty low-life, homophobe of an ex-husband. The asshole who was probably cheating on her from the very beginning. The asshole who knocked her up and left you alone for nine months. The asshole who only married you because you bore his child, and felt tied down and resented you for it. The asshole would tell you that he didn't even want his child, while his son was sleeping in the next room. The asshole who would consistently fail to be a decent husband, father, or human being. The asshole you would complain to me about on a regular occasion. The asshole you would let make nasty comments or throw digs at me, and would get defensive, if I fought back. The asshole who would bring his mistress on a family trip you couldn't go on, because of work, and introduce her to your son, as a friend of daddy's, that mommy couldn't know about , and would leave him outside to play, while his father and his side-piece fucked. The asshole whose number one you never were or never could be.
Sara, took me and our friendship for granted. No one is perfect, but I tried my best to be a good friend, and be there for you. I can't say the same for you. I also heard, that she feels she didn't do anything wrong, and has nothing to feel bad or apologize for. I don't necessarily need an apology, but keep doing you, boo. If those delusions of grandeur, are the only things keeping your neck above water for you and yours. Werk.
I can't help but miss Sara at times, and the fun moments, that we did have, but it's a version of Sara that never really existed. I need to work on letting her go, completely. I deserve so much better than the "friendship" she gave me. I always did.
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2023.06.08 14:21 Aregag Problem

I turn off my pc and took off its power when i came back after a week of not turning it on, i plugged back the cable and now there isn't a display on my monitor or my mouse and keyboard i dont understand why it isn't turning back on there wasn't a problem before i took the plug off the wall
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2023.06.08 14:13 Living-Dust3178 pc running but not showing on monitor

so this is the first time i built a pc
when i first booted it, everything was working and my monitor displayed the bios screen (using the displayport cable) i haven't installed windows or anything on it yet
i used the case's power button to turn the pc off so i could fix some of the rgb fan cables, but when i turned it back on i couldn't get anything to display. i've tried both the displayport and hdmi cable on the gpu but there's still no signal, and i tested the monitor on two different laptops to make sure that it wasn't the problem. i've also tried using a different hdmi cable.
any help would be appreciated, thank you so much in advance!
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2023.06.08 14:00 Dumshit_Scientist A way around the problem that we could see in BTSV

I believe that Miguel is definitely wrong or hiding something about how canon events work in the Spider-Verse. I think that his views on canon events are kind of flawed and how him accidentally destroying that one universe with his daughter may have lapsed his judgement.
In ITSV, Peter B. wasn't suppose to get back together with MJ and have Mayday, but after accidentally ending up in Earth-1610, he has his life changed with Miles convincing him to fix things with MJ and have kids. Assuming Peter B's failed marriage, lack of Mayday, and not doing anything to change it was another canon event for him, Miles' influence on Peter and Peter changing his path in life after he got back to Earth-616B would mean that canon events can be changed just indirectly. And this right here I believe is the key to changing/avoiding canon events for all Spider-people.
Solution to Canon Event Problem:
I think that a Spider-Person can avoid or change their canon events without destroying their universe if they are aware of the fact that their canon event is coming up, in adavnce, whether it be through seeing a vision of the future or another Spider-Person indirectly warning them about the incoming event. But if a Spider-person from another universe interferes with their canon event directly, it will result in that universe's unravelling. I believe that only the Spider-Person of that universe can directly change their canon events safely. If there's a indirect external factor, that universe will be fine, but if there's a direct external factor, that universe will get destroyed in the process.
I'm not pulling all of these ideas out of thin air either. I have evidence from the movie:
Exhibit A: Pavitir's canon event
As we all saw in the movie, Pavitir's canon event was not being able to save Inspector Signh's life. That was what was supposed to happen, but what wasn't supposed to happen was Miles intervening and helping save Signh's life. In this case, Miles is that Spider-Person from another universe directly changing the canon event of Pavitir's universe. This direct interference is what caused Pavitir's universe's unravelling in the movie. However, if Miguel had told Pavitir about this incoming canon event (which he could as suggested by his assistant warning Gwen about the incoming canon event), Pavitir could've safely prepared for the event and avoided it without the destruction of his universe. Miguel's warning in this case would be just like Miles' influence on Peter B. in ISTV, an indirect way of changing that Spider-Person's canon event. If Miguel told Pavitir in advance about Signh's fate, that would be a safe indirect change to his canon event.
Exhibit B: Alternate Miguel's universe's destruction
Just like Mile's intervention in Pavitir's canon event. Miguel directly changed canon events of his alternate self's universe by replacing him and since its not an indirect change, it disrupted the flow of things and caused the destruction of that universe. I think this is where Miguel may have jumped to conclusions and drew a false, not fully complete idea about how canon events work.
Back to Miles' situation in ATSV:
So with all of this in mind, I think that Miles can save his dad's life without destroying his universe and that it's wrong/seflish for Miguel to tell Miles about Jefferson's fate but not allowing him to avoid his canon event. Miguel indirectly warning Miles about his dad's impending doom should have no effect to Miles' universe and if all universes in the Spider-Verse are connected, by proxy all other universes. In addition to that, Miles could've figured things out on his own, as The Spot has already shown Miles his dad's fate through that vision. The Spot directly changing things like that by telling Miles about his dad should be fine since The Spot is native to Miles' universe.
I believe that in Beyond The Spider-Verse, Miles and his allies will meet 90's Spiderman who already has experience with the multiverse through his own Spider-Verse event even before the Main Comics Peter from Earth-616 and in addition to that, he has fought a variant of The Spot before. 90's Spiderman will lead the gang to another Spider-Society with this Spider-Society being run by Madam Web instead of Spiderman 2099. Madam Web is more familar with how the Spider-verse works and might explain to Miles and even Miguel on why it is possible for Miles and every other Spider-Person to change/avoid their own canon events. She might even tell Miles that he might be inherently special since the Spider-Verse shifted and paved a pathway for Miles to be Spider-Man through a multiversal spider bite. This could explain why Earth-1610 of this movie doesn't follow the events of the Ultimate Comics where Miles got his powers from that Oz Formula-enhanced spider that is native to Earth-1610 instead of the spider being from Earth-42. She will also reassure him that he is not the original anomaly and that Miles has a purpose in the Spider-Verse and that his unpredictable nature as well as unwritten future is the key to stopping glitches in the multiverse like villains ending up in the wrong universe as well as multiversal threats like The Spot and maybe even the Inheritors. This is a wild one, but Miles could even this iteration's Spider-Totem.
Or maybe all of this is wrong and Miles might need to change his past somehow so that The Spot doesn't bring the spider from Earth-42 to Earth-1610. This would mean he would have to give up being Spider-Man in order to save the multiverse --- the ultimate sacrifice. But I think Miles would eventually become Spider-Man anyway through that Oz formula-enhanced spider and follow his origins from the Ultimate comics. Basically, he would just delay his eventual upbringing as Spiderman for a little while. But I don't like this route since its too complicated and the time travel mixed would the multiverse rules would just be too confusing for general audiences and cheap in terms of story.
Speaking of the story, I think that my first prediction fits the themes and messages of these movies. Not only does this redefine what it truly means to be Spider-Man and that anyone can wear the mask, it emphasizes the apparent nature of Spider-Man as someone who always gets back up and is compassionate and selfish enough to want to save everyone even in times when it seems impossible, and even if it isn't possible to save everyone they still try. It also fits with the themes of "You write your own future" and "Fate doesn't control you. You control Fate." Miles Morales in this amazing trilogy embodies what the ideal Spider-Man should be.
I know this theory still has some flaws to it and feel free to correct me on some things in the comments. But nonetheless thank you for reading my essay that I didn't plan to be this long.
Thank You for coming to my ted talk. Mic drop.

I hope Tobey, Andrew and Tom show up in the next movie too!
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2023.06.08 13:55 Endela_ Emil Cioran on National and Social Revolutions

"A revolution that does not change property relations is a masquerade. Without triumph over inequalities, revolution is nonsense. It is a small thing to make a revolution only from national principles. Revolutions are made first of all for the masses, by the masses, and only then for the nation. By elevating their social level, the nation is 'elevated' indirectly.
Revolutions are made from the bottom up. The convoy of the masses is one of the most dramatic aspects that history has to offer. The pale heads of hunger, transfigured by misery, with the appearance of criminal sanctity, are the foundations on which, since the world has begun, a new order has been built. Overthrows were made in the name of misery and against it. A view of the constant elements of life holds that misery is closely related to the human condition and that its eternity negates any revolutionary effort. But revolutions have no other meaning than to dig up the centuries-old edifice of misery, to ruin the temple that human imbecility has erected. Every revolution has its source in the stomach; but it aims at the last ends of the spirit. The man who lives in misery and has no revolutionary spirit is the last imbecile on earth. He is incapable of despair, the permanent support of revolutions.
An essential change in social structure cannot be conceived without the idea of ​​justice. In any revolution, the socialist idea is mandatory. For any revolution is obligated towards all people capable of life and willing to live. The system of exploitation in which mankind has indulged, from Adam onwards, has removed the vast majority of people from the sphere of life. Religions only taught them how to die. For thousands of years, the disinherited have built temples to rid themselves of life. The course of mankind, from the beginning until now, has described a question mark, "until when?', identical to universal history. And will we all die to perfect the geometry of this inquery? If the instinct of property could be torn from the soul of man, we should sooner be happy than have regrets. All problems would then be on the way to solution. Optimism is never the conclusion of history.
I don't know exactly what could be done against the property. State socialism is a mediocre formula, and communism is too mechanistic and far too illusory. National collectivism, which would give value to abstract solutions by correcting the national concrete, finds its way faster among irreducibles and antinomies.
Ownership seems to be a fatality before which I bow down with disgust. The human spirit, aided by bestiality, triumphs in revolutions only to alleviate the conflicts caused and exasperated by the presence of property in the world. Here lies the deeper meaning of any revolution, which differentiates it so categorically from war. There is no social war, just as there is no national revolution. Compared to the actual concept of revolution, which is always social, the idea of ​​national revolution cannot mean a new idea, but only a displacement of the center of gravity. A revolution that is not made in the name of a universal idea, but is limited to some geographic and historical space, is called national, if not local. It is true that revolutions are made through the nation and that the historical idea of ​​a nation triumphs in them. But, for the revolution to have large contours, the historical idea at its base must extend to large dimensions. Small nations cannot make universal revolutions because they serve a narrow historical idea. Even a nation like Germany could not determine its fate as a universal sense of becoming. Any revolution is national insofar as it represents an expression of a nation's desire for power. This thought is only adjacent to a revolution. Its core is different. Definitely. France, in her Revolution, reached a peak of national self-consciousness and a satisfaction of national power. But the ultimate meaning of the Revolution was the liquidation of the feudal world, of the entire heritage that defined Europe for centuries. A revolution must suppress a valid general system, existing, in different forms, in all countries, and enthrone another, capable of being received throughout the globe, regardless of the historical level of the other nations.
In a purely national revolution - that is, in a contradictio in adiecto, a people faces its own fate and defines itself only in relation to itself and for itself. It is as if this kind of revolution were to replace a victorious war, by no means the revolution. Any national revolution is only a step. Both Germany and Italy can do more. I mean to say that they seek not only power, but an unnecessary luxury born of the spirit. The case of Italy is very significant, both for the realities from which a national revolution starts, and for the theory of cultures.
A national revolution for us [Romanians] has all the advantages and disadvantages of this type of revolution. Let us think only of the almost non-existent social program of all our nationalists, the absence of economic vision and especially the belief that xenophobia is the key to all problems. Whoever wants to be clear about the meaning of our right-wing revolution, should think about all the manifestos that talk about the fight against the enriched, never against the rich. This seemingly nuanced difference, but which is fundamentally based on an immeasurable difference, explains why a national revolution does not radically change the social structure of a country. He is reprehensible then, only the man who gets rich before our eyes, the man who we found rich, about whom we do not know about when he had nothing, must have aquired his wealth legally. Here is a disastrous conception, likely to cause endless theoretical grief. Is there any point in making a revolution for so little, and can a new order be built on such an approximate and doubtful vision? Why will some of our nationalists, and, unfortunately, the world's, believe that the flourishing of the nation is compatible with heartbreaking inequalities? Nationalism has become a furnace in which misery ferments. And it wasn't necessary.
All the blame for these conditions is borne by the narrow vision that makes the national revolution a movement of pure momentum, significant from a psychological point of view, but practically irrelevant. Let the individuals crack, let the nation triumph? In wartime, anything else is betrayal. But in times of peace, if the alternative is insurmountable, it is better that the nation and the individuals both crack.
Nationalists will have to overcome so many and so many prejudices and understand that they cannot make an honorable appearance before history, before they have found a way out of the paradoxical theoretical situation in which they indulge. The collectivist idea is compatible with the national idea. The opposite is supported by the left-wing, internationalist currents of a thousand and one interests, as well as the unconsciousness of so many nationalists. The latter, rejecting the collectivist idea, should not forget that the world of socialist ideas has so many reasons to justify and consolidate it, that nationalism, turning its back on it, sinks without escape into a total void. And so, it lacks theoretical reinforcement, so that the only ideology of the national revolution is the heart
A national movement, which did not extract from the socialist world everything that is fecund and alive in it, did not overcome patriotism, which is a moral vision, but it is not a historical one and by no means a political one.
Romania will not miss its revolutionary moment. But the revolution it will make, if it does not go beyond the immanent limits of our autochthonous mediocrity, if it does not give the country proportions beyond its natural conditions, our historical level will not know a leap, and as such our revolution has only increased our excess in the world.
A people exists in so far as it constitutes a danger. According to the degree of threat, its political capacity is assessed. Only in so far as his breathing is a continuous intervention in the universal rhythm, he truly lives. Peoples through revolutions become even greater dangers, becoming foci of infection and ideological contagion
Happy are those peoples who managed to be a danger to the world. Will we have happiness become a danger to ourselves?"
For context, Cioran was a Romanian intellectual and fascist in the 1930s and 40s (although unsurprisingly he later went on to disavow it). This is an excerpt from his 1936 book "The Transfiguration of Romania", which I found interesting although i only partially agree with it
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2023.06.08 13:53 jobdai From 0 to 3k users in 3 Weeks

How does an unknown startup with a new product gain early traction and nail its launch? Sebastian, the 25-year-old founder of ChatIQ, may have the answer. In under 3 weeks, ChatIQ has organically acquired over 3,500 customers for their AI chatbot software, all through organic video marketing. How did you come up with the idea for ChatIQ? I was planning out different business ideas/software I could create in a short period of time, (that'd have the skills to build myself) and I was also super interested in OpenAI. I knew it was a huge emerging market but didn't quite know how I could use it (at the time I had no idea id even be able to build an app that uses it). I knew businesses spent huge amounts of time and money working on converting cold traffic into customers, using chatbots, email marketing and all sorts. This is time-consuming and expensive. So wanted to build a solution that would; A) use AI as it was hugely trending and also insanely powerful B) was easy to use and affordable/customisable for businesses. The initial idea was a chatbot for agency businesses (as I’d worked in and on them for a few years and understood the market) but eventually as I developed the chatbot I wanted it to become something everyone and anyone could use and let them decide on the use case. I build the tools to make it easy for users, and they have control. (I’ve spoken to so many people with creative ideas for chatbots because of this move). How did you acquire 3500 users in 3 weeks? Because when I stopped all work back in November 2022 to focus on launching a saas business, I had spent some time building up a youtube channel, I uploaded over 100 videos in just 2 months and got it to 1000 subscribers around January 2023, I had a platform to launch on and get some initial users. However, the youtube channel wasn't really in the correct niche (I probably could have planned that better) So, knowing there was huge explosive potential in short-form content I sat down one night, edited 6 short videos until about 4 am, and then over the next 24 hours posted them. The first 5 were getting a few hundred, maybe 1000 views. I was documenting the process as I was gradually getting a new user, I think I was averaging around 5-10 a day for a couple of days. Then suddenly the 6th TikTok I posted got over 130k views. In a couple of days, I’d gone from 15 users to over 800. The marketing strategy was always to start with organic video content, something id got working before with my photography business years ago, I knew I'd done it once before so could do it again. Then just doubled down on that. Although the numbers are exciting for growth and obviously needed, the focus in my eyes is 100% user satisfaction. It was always a dream to build a successful saas product, it happened faster than I expected but as long as my users are happy with ChatIQ and it can provide them with everything they need from it I'm happy. You can read the rest of the interview here with the details of the product building and user acquisition stages.
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2023.06.08 13:46 wittykitty55 I (28F) don't want to see him (29M) again because he held my hand on the second date and made me uncomfortable even though I didn't say no

I (28F) went on a date with a guy (29M) and it was alright. He asked me on a second date a few days later. Even though the first date wasn't the best, I decided to give it another shot since he seemed like a nice decent person. The restaurant we were going to was a bit far so he offered to pick me up. The date was alright, even though there was zero chemistry and I had pretty much made up my mind that I'll probably not see him again.
On the way back he asked to hold my hand while he was driving. I might be wrong but I think this was a very unfair situation to put me in. He put me on the spot while we were in HIS car where the power dynamic was skewed and I didn't know him at all. Firstly he's a 6'2 man and I'm a 5'0 woman so the power dynamic was already skewed. Then we were in HIS car so the dynamic was even more skewed. I didn't know what he would do if I said no. The restaurant was far from where I lived. No one else knew where I was. It was really random and out of the blue because I had felt zero chemistry on the date so I was surprised that he asked and the whole vibe was very strange and off. So I agreed and let him hold my hand. I was silently wishing and hoping that he would drive fast and I would be home soon. And to make matters worse, he was STROKING my hand as if we're in a relationship. Hand holding just feels so intimate to me and looking back I feel sick at the thought of him doing this. I feel like it was an extremely unfair situation to put me in. It's just making me so angry looking back.
He texted me to ask me out on a third date. I can simply ghost him or just say no but I really want to tell him how uncomfortable he made me and how unfair it was to put me on the spot like that. It's just making me really angry thinking about how he held my hand with no context. I think telling him will make me feel less angry. How can I explain this to him without sounding like I'm making a big deal out of nothing? I know he'll say that he asked me and I consented to it, but I feel like the situation he put me in was very weird and strange and I felt like I couldn't say no.
TLDR; he held my hand on the second date in his car. It was uncomfortable and cringey. How do I tell him that's a major reason I don't want to go on a third date?
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2023.06.08 13:44 CarlosGaming69 Wifi adapter disconnects at random times/when I upload a file over 1 mb

So for the past 10 years I've used a wifi adapter that would work without any issues, recently it kept disconnecting and reconnecting from my pc. I figured it just kicked the bucket since it was old and I got a new one. The options for wifi adapters are very limited where I am from, so I only had a 300 Mbps and a 150mbps to choose from. I initially got the 300 Mbps one (TL-WN821N) which would disconnect whenever I would upload a file. I figured it was faulty so I refunded it and just in case got the same model I've been using for 10 years(TP-LINK 150Mbp TL-WN722N). It worked for a single day and now it just goes out at random moments and whenever I upload a file thats over 1mb in size.
I tried doing the same by USB tethering with my phone on the same network and was able to do it without any trouble whatsoever.
I tried pretty much everything, I tried restarting my pc, I checked if there are driver updates, I disabled and enabled the driver, I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, i disallowed windows to disconnect the adapter to save power.
I ran the troubleshooter when it would go out and it wasn't able to fix an issue saying "Windows couldn't automatically bind the ip protocol stack to the network adapter"
I'm all out of ideas
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2023.06.08 13:36 gskamsbsbsha Nightmare holiday with partners family

I need to add context before I talk about the nightmare holiday. It's a long one because without it, it just kinda won't make sense. I probabaly wouldve got this off my chest ages ago but the sheer ammount of story telling seemed draining as talking about it makes me feel deflated and sad. It always pops up in my head though, think i just need to get it out
I have just turned 24 and my partner is 23, we have a 3yo together. I have ADHD and was only just diagnosed in January this year. I've been thought of as autistic too by counselors and as I've gotten older and more self aware, it's quite obvious that I am. I don't want a diagnosis for this though as it wouldn't change anything but add limitations due to the stigma and misconceptions surrounding it.
Im a stay at home mum and have been since i finished college at 21. Haveing a child has made symptoms more obvious and I heavily struggle with washing and putting clothes away due to sensory issues and with prioritising tasks, motivation etc Sometimes I can get overhwelemed by the sheer ammount of things to do that I shut down and fall behind. From the outside it can be perceived as laziness, to me I am battling myself and trying my hardest to get through each day. I also have complex ptsd and comes with that is permenant 24.7 depersonilsation which is its own hell, this makes me disconnected and feel dream like. Add on the over stimulation from lights, sounds, socialising etc this gets so bad that I can struggled getting around shopping centres. My brain turns to complete mush. All my issues and this made college HELL for me, I struggled so much and nearly got kicked out multiple times for each college due to awful attendance and falling behind severely. Idk how but I managed to walk away with 2 level 3 qualifications and a level 2. Working would be extremely difficult for me, when lo starts nursery in September I will look for a job but something that is part time and allows me to recuperate.
My partners never helped me, even during lockdown and paternity leave (4m off, lo was a newborn) I was healing from pregnancy (3rd degree stitches inside) and juggling a whole house (moved in 1 day before birth) and baby whilst he played his games everyday till 6am, wakeing up 1pm. I was so sleep deprived I was hallucaitng. He did nappies, I'd have to plead for him to clean a single dish or put his dish in the kitchen, put his wrappers in the bin and not stacking them up next to it, pissing on the floor in toilet. No matter how hard I begged and pleaded for help, he'd stonewall me. Laugh at me with his gamer friends on mic, tell his family I'm physco etc. 0 affection, only when he wants sex. Never a kiss, a touch, nothing.
When he started work, this became set in stone though. These things were no longer arguable, it was my job now. I communicated all the issues with my partner and his gameing addiction to mil because she kept saying that I was being controlling of lo and not allowing my partner the chance to bond, this pissed me off ALOT as I was begging him.. crying at him for help. Anyways as he started work and lo got older, things didn't exactly change but just became the norm. Mil would always bother the shit out of me with unsolicitled advice.. i'm breastfeeding for too long, makeing lo clingy, lo doesn't see her enough despite getting to see her 2x to 3x a week due to being down the road from us, I'm a mean mum for not giveing lo chocolate, I'm lean for not wanting people to smoke near her. Everything I want for my child was somehow me targeting her and stopping her from being a nana. His family members thought that I was controlling of lo because I don't allow mil the chance to bond with her due to no sleepover yet, that i don't allow lo over enough. I didn't give lo bottles to lo? I'm refusing mil the chance to bond. I'm refusing partner the chance to bond too despite makeing bottles for him and him only to give to lo, but him refusing because he's busy. Lo would only sleep if I put her to bed? Apparantly this is my fault, I made her too clingy and gave no one else the chance to do it despite begging partner to and him refusing.
I have openly called partner mentally and fincanially abusive and opened up about it due to the unfair judgments and comments I was receiving. Apparantly the issue lied with MY inability to communicate. (In the holiday my adhd and autism will be used as a means to gaslight in to thinking I'm the bad commutator, despite him being the one that refuses to even achlowledge me) they would always find every excuse under the sun to justify his behaviour because he's their perfect boy, the youngest.
Lo is now 3yo, she goes round to mils every Sunday unless somethings on that day. She still hasn't slept over but I don't see the need for it yet. I've brought up issues with her and stand my ground. Things are more settled, partner still does fuk all in the house but we've found more of a balance. He plays with lo more now and I got to out for the first time to see my friends and go out clubbing, she stayed with him for the whole night and was the first time she went down without me there. (This wasn't always my choice tho)
Mil has pissed me right off, many times.but she has done a lot for us, drove me many times to see my family who are further away. Helped me get back and fourth when my grandad was dying, payed for things for us, got us shopping, drove me shopping etc. I stayed with partner at mil and fils house, I'd catch the college bus from there. And his family are also nice, I just think I've been painted quite negativley which they've gone off. She's not all bad.
The holiday.
It's a large building in the countryside, 12 rooms which fit the 23 people going (7 were kids) it was mil, fil, partners 2 brothers and their partners, mils dad and mum, her brother and his gf, mils 2 sisters and their partners, and 1 of their kids who is a teenager brought their partner. As u come in to the building there's a pub which we stocked so as the day time was comeing to end and kids went to bed, drinking started. I had a drink the first night, didn't the 2nd.
Things were great for the first 2 days. Come the 3rd day and shit went down, it was the day I found out everyones true feelings about me, I've never felt so gaslight and bullied in my entire life (even despite being heavily bullied in school and abused at home).
It was about 9pm & we were all quite drunk at this point. I was less as I stayed sober until lo went to bed which was a lot later than the other kids. Partner doesn't drink so he was stone cold sober. We had to keep going up and checking I lo was alright as we didn't have a monitor and we were on the top floor near lots of stairs.
We were doing kareoke and I was really happy and relaxed. As I walked past partner who was playing darts with his brother (1) (who I need to add, has no kids and is 26 still living with mil) he called me over and told me to go check lo. idk what come over me but I said, no I've done every night of every day of her life. Let me have a break for once. (I have only seen my friends twice in 4yrs due to him being insecure, arguing against me leaving lo etc. Drinking is rare for me so I just wanted to relax and switch off just a bit) Partner didn't say anything, the brother turned round and said "no, I'm sorry but I don't agree with that" I say "what do u mean?" He goes "he works, he gives u a roof over ur head, food on the table. He works everyday to provide for u and lo and what do u bring to the table?" I just stood there for a moment processing what he justt implied and already feeling drained by the idea of if I go "I'm grew and raised lo, i maintain and house and have basicly sacrificed and given up everything to do it" he responds with "so u don't bring anything then? Because u don't do the washing, u never clean the house and being a sahm is a walk in the park to doing his job everyday" I stood there and just walked away.
I went to the bar and sat on the stool, I just felt really hurt especially as my partner just listened and nodded in agreement to everything. Psrtners brother (2) was makeing drinks (he has a 2m old). Mils brothers gf was sat on the stool next to me. I basicly just started crying, I couldnt hold it. I was just sad af. I basiy repeated what brother (1) had said and tried justifying myself and explaining why he's wrong and that despite falling behind on things at times I truly try. It's not fair to say I don't bring anything to the table when I could use the same logic and say be doesn't bring much to the table as a dad, bringing in money doesn't add more value to him and less to me. And was just saying it's always me who is made out to be unappreciative of him, when all I've done is show appreciation whilst he never has and has verbally told me he doesn't. They weren't mean they were trying to stay neutral and not add fuel to the fire which was fine.
Brother (1) gf comes over to see what's going on. I repeat everything i told them and everything else to her. She goes "no no no, I'm gonna stop you right there. I havnt talked to you much and only hear what's going on from other people, I'm gonna tell you straight what I think" She is shouting all of this at me quite aggressively. Me: "okay" im a little confused tho Her: "No. Don't speak, let me finish" Me: "okay" Her: repeats what b1 was saying "WHAT DO U BRING TO THE TABLE, UR ALWAYS COMPLANING ABOUT HIM BUT U DO FUK ALL" Me: "But thats not fair -" Her: "NO LET ME SPEAK, NO, NO,NO" Me: "but what ur saying isn't fair" Her: repeats everything b1 said to me Me: still trying to speak but she keeps saying no over me and saying shut up. Mils brothers gf starts saying to the gf, let her speak (eventually she and everyone listening will tell me that it was me who wouldn't let her speak and was aggressive first) Me: I start raising my voice to try and over power hers in hopes of her hearing me and letting me defend myself. I'm trying to say the same things I said before and hseing the same logic but turned round on partner to try and get them to relise how unfair what they were saying to me was.
Mil comes STORMING in from the other room and starts screaming at me to shut and telling me that I always talk badly about her son when ive had a drink (that's not true. The last time I spoke about him was because he stormed off and ran away from the house because he thought I said something sexual to his brother in a group convo about shoes 🥴. Another time was when one of aunties ASKED me and tried getting gossip out of me. Its not even negative but the truth) Fil comes in and starts on me, partner comes and says I agree with what's being said but u all need to calm down. I'm basicly crying my eyes out and they all keep it going, I'm now repeating that I didn't start it I just felt hurt about what b(1) said to me. Mil hears what he said to me and agrees to, saying u don't appreciate partner.
Eventually she goes and things die down, I'm still really upset. I go outside to vape and get some fresh air, b(1) comes out to talk and said he was out of order but that I don't do enough at home. I ipen up about my struggles with adhd and autism and how what seems nothing to them, is harder for me. I'm trying my hardest and the house isn't even messy at all, its fine I just struggle with washing. We basicly end up chatting about random stuff after and yh.
I go back in and I try talk to b(1) gf who I see is playing pool with the uncles gf. I say can we squash it, play pool with you and be friends? she kicks off and says no, I don't like you and I don't agree with you etc. She starts shouting again, really load. I snap and say FUK YOU Mil STORMS in worse than before and pushes her body against mine, I'm taller so she raised her head and pushes it close to mine. I can feel her breath, she points her finger to me and screams about how I woke her dad up with MY screaming (it wasn't me it was b(1) gf and she knew this) she is still going and I just stare her dead in the eye, my breathing is calm and I didn't move an inch. I was abused physically, mentally and emotionally at home so I started to withdraw. Apparantly everyome thinks I'm being aggressive towards mil now but I'm not reacting. Partner had the audacity to grab me and try and pull ME away from her, I try yanking myself away and say get off me, I've literally done fuk all this whole night and then u pull me away as if im the one being aggressive and instigating?
I go back outside to vape and listen to music because im just sad af at the point, i hide on a bench where it's pitch black and zone out staring at the views and the lights from the towns in the distance. I start getting yelled at, called a wanker, an attention seeker etc. I eventually come in at this point, if anyone spoke to me I'd just ball it. Everyone was calling me selfish for still being awake because I should go to bed and sleep it off. I just needed to be alone and needed the peace and fresh air.
I walk in to the living room and see gf 1 is chatting with partner, twisting something I told her a while ago. I said a guy from college messaged me that I used to fancy, I ignored him but wanted to try and disconnect my Facebook from my partners phone incase he got jealous and funny with me. Even after deleting the message I was still really worried because he is quite jealous, I was worried about gim getting a message notification. She basicly made out that I wanted to meet him up and cheat. She thought my partner should know the secret she had been keeping to herself.. 😐 5mins later she goes to brother (2) and tries touching him and flirting with the mils brother, everyone saw it and spoke about it the day after. But not as much as how apparantly wanted to cheat on partner.
Eventually I went to bed.
The next day I didn't come downstairs, I didn't eat etc. Not because I didn't want food but because I didn't want to see or be round any of them and going to the kitchen meant I had to do that. Mil came to the room and never apologised but stood there saying.. well I don't appreciate partner, he was playing darts with his brother and it was your turn to check lo. I said yes maybe I should've just gone up but I just needed a break in that moment, i wanted to switch off. Maybe I was wrong for saying it but what b(1) said was disgusting. She goes well partner doesn't get to switch off, apparantly him going out multiple times a week to football and spending all his free time after work isn't time to himself but winding down. That its wrong for me to expect him to give me any money for train tickets to see my friends because I need to fund fun things myself. That its wrong to ask my money to do anything and I should just be happy staying at home and going to the same park with lo. Basicly saying all my labour is for everyone else but all his is for himself and he deserves more respect etc. Trying to give me parent advice, how I should change my routine etc how its my fault me and partner don't spend quality time together because I don't give up lo enough. How I'm the reason partner has worries about me going out with friends because I give him reasons to (I never ever have) and uses what the brothers gf said. That if i have these struggles that I just need to go doctor and get fixed because he pulls his weight and I don't pull mine. That I don't listen to people, everyone's tying to help me and I'm stubborn and won't take anyone's advice etc. How I blame partner for all our issues when its also on me and I need to communicate better, despite me being the one begging for a simple no or yes from him.
Everyone is telling me that it was the drinks and I was in the wrong too by saying the things i did. That I started being aggressive and rude to the gf first, everyone who witnessed how she wouldnt let me say even a word and how she was shouting at me first.. all now said it was me.
That I use my adhd and autism as way to get sympathy and justify being lazy, I just heed go the doctors and sort my head out. That I'm the one who comes across really closed off and blunt when all everyone wants to do is help, I push everyone away. That I'm really closed off and don't agree with everyone trying trying insert themselves other people's relationships is wrong, they are an open family and are only trying to help as they don't want to see us break up.
They go out and fly kites with the kids, I go down to do it with lo. Afterwards brothers gf comes up to me and says I'm sorry for how I said everything last night, but not for what I said. I snapped and started going in on her. She says I lie about him being abusive and I victimise myself, I use all my issues as an excuse to make people feel sorry for me to get away with doing the bare minimum. That if she ever had kids she'd make sure she was working first and I'm a bad partner for haveing a baby before I sorted myself out. That I shouldn't expect partner to have lo to go out, I expect too much from him because he works and I don't do anything.
Yh no. I snapped back and used the times she faked pregnancies to keep brother 1, the times she would cause chaos because he had friends that were girls on Facebook. How she took phycoclogy yet has the audacity to tell me I'm lying about my issues etc. Her nickname is " physco *name: so whenever she spoke I kept saying it. I went.. its not nice when someone won't let u speak is it? And kept doing it until she left me alone. She went in and screamed to everyone about me, how she came to kindly apologise and I was horrible to her.
When we got home I havnt looked at the family or anyone else since. I didn't put down the things they said in full but it was basicly me stood there as all these people watched in agreement as they went in on me and disrespected me as a mum, a person with mental health issues and just as a bloody human. I hate them all. It was genunaly the worse night of my entire life and the day after was just as bad. The way everyone was gaslighting me and trying to get in my head twist things. It's all my pushed under the rug because its just a bad night of drinking. It wasn't just a bad night, not only did they show their true colors and thoughts about me but full on targeted me.
I would love to move and be a single mum, but I can't drive in a place that requires me to do so to get the jobs. (Bus routes are bad where I am) I feel utterly trapped. I'd need a low stimulating job too. It's just shit. With the adhd and the fact I require changes to my enviroment to function but can't get out or have money to do anything, I feel like I'm drowning in expectations, judggyness, chaos, and the same rooms and closing in on me and I fe suffocated. I don't want to feel this way, I feel like I just have pain and hurt knocking me down all through my life. If I could get on a plane and live alone with lo, find a job suitable for what I can keep up with I would. I feel like it's completley out of my reach though and Im stuck.
Btw if anyone actually read all this, damn 🤣 I just really needed to get it all off my chest weather it be heard by anyone or not.
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2023.06.08 13:21 Slenderkiing no spark after ride in the rain

hello so a while back I was riding home and all of a sudden and started pouring down like hell so I went full throttle and still got home soaked (bummer). 2 days later I get on bike, it's starts up as usual but I notice the noise of the engine was a little and I felt as if it wasn't as powerful as before and well 2-3 minutes I slow down and disengage the clutch to get around a corner but then it stalled and I haven't been able to get it started since, there's no spark at all, any ideas? could it just be a bad spark plug? also it was leaking fuel badly (from the engine (mostly the bottom and where the exhaust is) and carb) so there could be no compression due to bad seals and the float thing in the carb that is stuck. Do you guys think it'll cost a lot to repair, I don't wanna spend more than 50-70 on it since it just a cheap chinese 50cc and I just got it for fun
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2023.06.08 13:21 PurpleVein99 Help! I'm nitpicking, right?

Every weekday morning my husband (45M) and I (45F) wake up at 5 a.m. He to get ready to leave for work by 5:30, and I get up to make him breakfast he will eat once he gets to work, and to pack him a lunch.
I love doing this because it makes me feel like I'm taking care of him and I know he appreciates it.
But, every now and again, I'll have a rough night. I sometimes have some anxiety or other creep in and plague me, leaving me unable to get any sleep. I can usually power through it and still get up and handle making his breakfast and lunch, but every so often the pesky insomnia results in a throbbing headache that feels like a migraine and I'll apologize and tell him he will need to make his own breakfast and lunch.
This happens very rarely. I'd say maybe once or twice a year, yet he becomes clearly bothered and for the next few days after he will pointedly ask if he's getting lunch that day or if he has to fix it himself. If I reply that I'm making it he'll respond with some variation of, "Just checking. I wasn't sure if you had one of your headaches."
Today was one of those days. I had a rough night. Woke up at 1:30 and couldn't fall back asleep. I finally did and then almost immediately the alarm went off. He got up but I drowsed a bit in bed, snoozing, so to speak. As I lay there drowsing, he swung the bathroom door open and my body shot up out of bed guiltily.
"You getting up?" he asked.
Frustration and resentment flooded through me. "Don't do that," I replied irately.
"Do what?" he asked.
"Never mind," I replied. I made his breakfast and lunch and when he came into the kitchen he asked again what he'd done wrong.
I felt flustered and weirdly resentful. Why had I reacted as if I was doing something wrong while trying to catch a few extra z's? I told him to forget it and he left for work annoyed and I'm still trying to figure out wtf.
So, TL;DR am I just looking for a reason to be upset because my husband asked if I was getting up to make his lunch?
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2023.06.08 13:21 Drakolf Dragon Rising- 23. Tiamat:

I had always thought, if we came across the one who had irrevocably changed our lives, that I would have been ready to fight, that my hatred would be enough to ensure their death.
The terror that gripped my mind was far more palpable than any malice I could have conjured, it was far more overpowering than any hatred I could muster.
Death had risen within our territory, and the gulf between her power and mine was like comparing a single grain of sand to the desert. I wanted to run, to claw my way into the earth and never surface again, to curl up and never be found again.
"Citizens of Darastrixthurhi!" My Emperor bellowed, his voice cutting through the panicked screams. "The one who would have claimed you as mindless servants stands before you, our brethren have already marched forward, will you abandon them!?"
He grinned, his eyes wide and manic. "We who were born to be servitors to Dragons, we will slay the greatest one of them all." The fear ebbed, replaced by a calmness that allowed me to stand beside him. "To charge forth is to embrace death, ours is the will to defy that fate! Charge!" Fearlessly, we charged forth, our weapons and magic primed to fight against Tiamat.
One of her heads looked in our direction, and there was a blinding light.
When I lowered my hand, it was as the bright light faded. I blinked, I... wasn't outside anymore. I was stood in a crystalline palace. I looked around, confused and disoriented, that's when I noticed my blind eye was no longer blind.
"It takes a nobly foolish soul to charge into an unwinnable battle against a deity." I turned around to see Bahamut, in the form of a Kobold, albeit with shimmering scales of platinum, his eyes shown with a bright azure, a small smile on his lips.
"What happened?" I asked. "Where am I?"
"My palace." He spoke. "You are dead, Ruuk."
I felt numb. "Dead?" I squeaked.
"Kurtulmak was a lesser deity." Bahamut spoke. "His efforts were most certainly noble, in the end, knowing that fleeing was not an option, as Tiamat would simply kill everyone regardless.
"I barely even moved, how can I be dead?" I asked.
"She breathed flames so hot, you and everyone around you were instantly incinerated, my own Paladins fared no better, and Kurtulmak simply lasted the longest. I- arrived too late."
"What happens now?" I asked hollowly.
"Kurtulmak's death on the Material Plane resulted in his divine essence scattering, any Human who wanders into the territory you held will become a Kobold, certainly, but without his guidance, they will not remember who they used to be. Tiamat has already begun using this to her advantage."
"So, that's it?" I asked. "All of that effort, and she just wins, just like that?"
"Who said anything about her winning?" He asked. "I may have arrived too late, I did not leave without scoring my own blow against her. Of seventy thousand Kobolds... ten thousand remain, they are the ones who were simply out of the blast range, who were lucky enough to avoid being killed... Your brother, Tallyn, has taken on your role of Imperator, and he has taken on the duty of ensuring everyone who has died can be resurrected."
"How long will that take?" I asked. "How long has it been?"
"One year." He stated. I felt cold, numb inside. "I have had my agents scouring the planes for your soul, it wasn't where we expected it would end up, and thankfully we did not need to look in the Abyss... No, your soul-"
A shimmer in the crystalline walls gradually faded into existence, a pale-scaled Kobold walked toward us, yet his presence was far larger than his body.
I didn't know why I knelt so immediately, a mixture of fear and reverence burned through my entire body, the only thing that kept me from immediately pledging myself to him, was the sense that he was neither interested in, nor cared about such things.
His voice rattled the very foundations of the earth.
His voice chilled the very air, which burned away at everything it touched.
His voice quickened my blood, yet I felt far more calm and at ease than I had ever been.
His voice stoked the flames of hatred in my heart, yet tended the blaze as tenderly as a child on his first camping trip.
"Great Asgorath, I haven't done anything to be worthy of this." I said.
I blinked. "What do you mean?" I asked.
Asgorath held his hand out, a pale golden flame danced upon his palm.
I hesitated. "Kurtulmak, is he-? Is he gone for good? Is there no way he can be brought back?"
I nodded. "Bring me back." I said. "I won't become a God, if it means I'll be forced to live without him."
Asgorath simply nodded, his hands closing around the flame.
I felt myself yanked away, pulled an impossibly long distance through planes I could hardly fathom, my soul a falling star spiraling, spiraling, down upon a small planet almost devoid of magic. I streaked through the sky, the throne room of Darastrixthurhi right before me. I saw Tallyn sat upon the throne, addressing his Council, he looked at me, his eyes wide as he threw himself off the throne, upon which I crashed into.
My skeleton grew from nothing, followed by my nervous system, then my circulatory system, my muscles followed soon after, and then my flesh returned. I stared at the infinitely long expanse that connected me to the cosmos, yet it rapidly shortened, flowing into me until it was fully within my body.
I gasped for breath, I looked at my shaking hands, then felt my face, my body, still alive, still breathing, I could still see with both eyes, but the eye that had once been blind burned such that I had to close it.
The Kobolds who were gathered drew their swords, clearly terrified by my arrival. Tallyn stepped around the staircase, his own sword drawn.
I caught my breath, then looked upon my subjects and said, "Is that any way to greet your Imperator?"
Tallyn's sword fell from his hands, the recognition was instantaneous. He scrambled up the stairs, almost falling off again, and he wrapped me in a hug.
"Ruuk?" He asked.
"That's more like it." I said, reciprocating his hug. "I'm home, Tallyn."

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2023.06.08 13:14 Silver-Pen8868 Wild experience with street racer

Hey guys, wanted to share an experience I had a few nights ago that still got me laughing and maybe feeling a little naughty today.
I recently got a hold of a 2017 ducati scrambler cafe. Not super fast but respectable 3.8 second 0-60. A little relevant to the story.
Anyway I was riding home here in Orange County, CA around 10p last Friday night and I hit a little traffic so I filter through to the front as is the custom here. I get to the front and there is an old van to my right and a 2004-06 Pontiac GTO to my left which I am yet unaware of. Light turns green and normally bikes here just take off much faster than cars so we don’t inconvenience them in anyway. But tonight this guy wants to race or maybe is annoyed I am close to his car riding the white divider of his lane. So he revs up and takes off full power even before the light hits green. I am a little taken aback which tends to happen when a car revs up and violently accelerates while your about 12 inches away from their front tires.
I regain my composure and accelerate as normal reaching the speed limit. I go a block and the pontiac is now at the next red light. There is 4 lanes. Another bike (sportster maybe?) pulls up to the 4th lane and the pontiac is on the 2nd. 3rd is open so naturally I pull up there. Now I normally avoid any sort of street racing or upstaging but I feel insulted and threatened even. And I got this sweet high revving ducati so I figure I should put him in his place.
Light goes green and I drop the clutch and rev it all the way through 1st going about 45 when I change to second. Obviously not really a competition but still feels good. I hit maybe 60 in second gear but immediately upshift and go down to maybe 50. I have had a few speeding tickets when i was younger and learned my lesson. As expected the pontiac zooms past me on the right side and the sportster on the left trailing the pontiac. Im feeling good with the outcome already but then as they get about 8 car lengths ahead:
A black and white Explorer scrambles out of a dark parking lot and struggles for grip behind the pontiac. It’s so sudden the sportster almost rear ends the cop. Catching up to the pontiac the explorer rides his bumper for like 30 seconds probably running his plate and then finally lights him up. Me and the sportster ride in our best behavior out of there. I would hate to be that guy.
Me and the sporster catch up at the next red and its all smiles and wide eye expressions as we are relieved it wasnt us getting an expensive ticket. I say take care and take off home.
I am still trying to figure out if I should feel guilty like I baited him or if it was instant justice for scaring me with his scary v8 car lol.
Anyway sorry for the long post but this has never happened to me and wanted to share with peeps that could understand as moto enthusiasts.
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2023.06.08 13:11 deliriations I'm allergic to sunlight.

There are allergies that I bet none of you have heard of. A few seem common, like nuts or eggs, but other allergies, like water, you wouldn't expect to be possible. Right? And even if it were, how would anyone survive with that type of curse? It is real, and it's called aquagenic urticaria. There are only 50 medical instances known to science, and most of the people who have it have lived longer than you would expect. I'm not one of these people, but I have a condition far rarer. It is called Solisphobia pronusirrita. It is a condition, and I am the only documented human to have ever had it. When I was born, my mum told me that the moment the doctors put me in the nursery, the sun rays from the window hit my skin, and I immediately started to bawl my eyes out like I was about to die. While I was screaming, the doctors came and saw that my skin, where the sun had been exposed, was turning a light purple and grey. Immediately, they took me into a more closed area, and they diagnosed me with Xeroderma pigmentosum. It is a condition where you are irritated by sunlight. Not like what I have, more like you get sunburnt really easily. After around 3 days in the nursery, I was taken home with my loving mum and dad. As a baby, they said I was more silent than they expected. I only made noise when I needed something or had to go to the bathroom. They recounted my only experience as a baby when I cried, and that was when I accidentally went outside because they forgot to shut the baby gate. When I made it outside, they said they heard the most high-pitched, ear-piercing wail they had ever heard. When they rushed out, they found me on the ground covered in splotches of purple and grey. They immediately dialled 911, and I was rushed to the emergency room. When the doctor saw what had happened, he started to explain the severity of my condition. He said that with Xeroderma pigmentosum, some babies experience intense sunburns, and I was likely going to have to be treated with mild burns. When they took a closer look, however, they noticed I had no burns; my skin colour had just been altered. Obviously, this was nothing like they had seen before, so they started to document my state in case I had a new, undiscovered condition that needed to be documented for studies later on. When I was being treated, the doctor noted that the disease was hereditary. However, my dad quickly pointed out that nobody in either of our families had this condition. The doctor was obviously stunned and thought I had a new condition. After 3 days of treatment, they diagnosed me. I was allergic to sunlight. My parents immediately fought against this, stating that it simply could not be possible. They thought allergies were only related to pets or food. But the doctor calmed them down and explained to them what it was. "Your son does not have Xeroderma pigmentosum; it's purely hereditary, and he isn't showing any symptoms." What we have decided on is that your sun has an extremely severe skin sensitivity to sunlight. Xeroderma pigmentosum doesn't just apply to the sun; very bright and powerful light can have the same effect, even in cold environments. My parents were devastated. They had to take a break and leave the room while more tests were held to see what was truly wrong with me. Finally, after a full week, I was back home with mum and dad. I was around 2 by this point and had started to walk. The next three years were very uneventful for me. The only notable thing that happened was that my dog died. We held a small funeral for him and buried him in the backyard. I was 4 at the time and can vaguely remember choking on my tears as I sat inside and heard the shovel scraping against the soil and rock that became my best friend's tomb. I didn't go to preschool. My parents decided it was too dangerous, and the only preschool I could go to was around a 15-minute drive away. The school was much closer, however, so my parents thought it'd be safer and decided to let me go. They told me that they had a heavy argument over homeschooling but eventually agreed that if any incidents happened, I would be taken out of school and put in a damp room to be taught my ABCs by my own mum. On my first day, I sat in the room. My condition was only known by the teachers, and they made sure I stayed indoors away from any open windows on a sunny day. By the time the day was over, I felt upset already. I wanted to go outside and play; I wanted to have fun. Unfortunately, the choice of death or a few minutes of fun was completely different, so I managed to get over it after a few weeks. That's when the first incident happened, however. I was in my class when the teacher left, and out of curiosity, I followed her. Immediately, I felt a tingling on my arm, and then the numbness started to overflow my senses. I felt nothing at all as my arm started to turn a concrete grey, and I immediately ran into the room, crying as I rubbed my arm. The only thing I could feel was a slight tingle and an almost icey coldness from my touch. After around 30 seconds, the teacher came in and saw my arm. She let out an audible gasp, but before she could do much, the bell went off. She couldn't get me out of the room because of the sun, so she called a nurse. As the kids flocked in, they saw my condition and started laughing. I still remember the high-pitched voices squabbling among themselves. One of them came forwards, pointed at me, and said, "HE'S A VAMPIRE GUYS, GET AWAY." And everyone in the room sort of stepped back and kind of ran out of the class, either laughing, screaming, or even crying. That was the day the bullying started. I was eventually shielded with some loose blankets and taken home. I was crying in the car as I overheard mum and dad say, "We have to take him out of that fucking school. It must be hell for the little guy to be forced to stay inside and do nothing." My mum piped up and said, "Maybe we should give it one more chance. Hopefully it won't happen again. Please, Danny, he needs an education!" My dad sighed and pondered for a minute before replying: "Fine, 1 more chance. If it happens again, we will take him out of that school. I felt ecstatic as my dad said that I had another chance. However, I wasn't aware of the amount of harassment and bullying that was to come later down the line. After a week, I came back to school. I had been given an umbrella to walk around with in the sun. Sometimes small rays would hit my finger and it would sort of burn for a second before it faded, but apart from that, I had no issues. When I made it to class, I pulled my umbrella down and rested it on my leg. Instantly, one of the kids behind me picked it up and said loud enough for everybody to hear: "I didn't know vampires needed umbrellas; I thought they just lived in coffins." Everyone started to laugh as I cried. This went on for 8 years, until I was 14. The bullying had only gone as far as verbal harassment until I got to high school. I got lots of judgemental and even fearful looks as I walked around with the umbrella. It didn't take long till people called me a vampire or concrete, and it was devastating. I thought I would finally fit in at high school, only to be tormented on a daily basis and feel ashamed of my own body. After two weeks, my mind started going to dark places. I felt worthless and miserable, as if it were my own fault for being who I am. When I got home after another terrible day of harassment, I felt the urge to harm myself. I didn't attempt to fight it as I lined myself up at the window. When my arm reached into the piercing rays of light, my body tensed, and I felt anxious. The pain was mild at first but quickly started to elevate as I started to sweat intensely. After around 30 seconds, I pulled my arm away and saw that the part of it that was affected was almost black. I started to cry as the horrific sight stared back at me. Then panic set in as I realised the colour wasn't fading like before. In a panic, I got the biggest hoodie I could find and put it on. The pain stayed mild, like a buzz. It was the same feeling as a small needle going into your body over and over, constantly. When mum called for me to come to dinner, I started to panic even harder. How was I going to hide any of this?" I thought as I creeped down the stairs. Every squeal and creak of the wood made me more anxious as I was greeted with the smell of freshly cooked meat. When I sat on my chair, my mum noticed my expression and said, "Everything okay, hun?" Out of panic, she would find out, and I almost immediately replied, "Yeah, Mum, just school being stressful, y'know?" She nodded her head, and as we ate, I started to feel at peace. Maybe they wouldn't find out, and the marks would eventually go away. While I was eating my food, I went to reach for my glass of water, and I knocked my fork onto the ground. On instinct, I reached down and grabbed it. When I sat back up, my sleeve rolled down, revealing the mark. Immediately, my dad said, "James, What is that on your arm?" His tone was extremely threatening. I started to cry, and my mum forcefully grabbed my sleeve and rolled it up, revealing the mark. "NO STOP!" I screamed with tears in my eyes. "What is this, James?" WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ON YOUR ARM?" It's a burn from the sun. "HOW DID YOU GET IT?" My mom's shrill screams made me sob louder as I choked out the answer: "I did it on purpose." My mum started to tear up as I ran to my room. That night, mum and dad argued. "IF JAMES IS GOING TO FUCKING BURN HIMSELF, WE HAVE TO TAKE HIM TO THERAPY!" My mum screamed. The walls made it muffled. "WHAT IS THAT GOING TO DO?" my father yelled back. "All that will do is make him feel like it's his fault for how people treat him." When I finally faded off to sleep, I had a nightmare about me stepping into the sun and fading to nothing but a shadow. When I woke up, Dad was gone, Mum had massive black bags under her eyes, and she was smoking at the dinner table while she was on the phone. "Danny left. He's at his mom's right now. James has been having a rough time." My mum choked on her tears. I went back up to my room as quietly as possible. I started to get ready for school. It took everything I had not to cry as I walked downstairs. My black scar was still there. I sighed in anxiety as I grabbed my umbrella and walked outside. I felt small tingles as small rays of sunshine hit me, but I ignored the pain as I walked to school. When I arrived, the usual fuckface that tormented me was out front. His name was Brayden. He immediately shoved me and noticed the scar. "What the fuck is that?" He grabbed my arm tightly as he investigated it. "You're a fucking freak, James. How do you even come to this school? I don't get it" Rage pitted in my stomach and mind as I shoved him. "Fuck you," I replied back in anger. "Oh, you want to go?" He put his fists up. I sighed; I didn't even care anymore. Life wasn't getting any better. Punches started getting thrown. I was hitting him hard, but he hit harder, and I started to feel dizzy. Like a sombre scene, rain started to pour as we fought. He managed to pin me on the ground and was pummelling me. As a last resort, I felt for a loose rock and found one. As the hard surface hit his head, I heard the sound of squishing and cracking. He fell off me unconscious, and when I got up, I noticed blood on my clothes. The rain has started to pour now. When I got up, I saw that there was a massive crack in his head. His eyes were open, but he wasn't breathing. I ran so fast that I felt my legs literally melting. As I finally turned a corner, I started to cry. The crying audibly stopped as I looked at my arm. The scar was gone, but the thing that had me in shock was that there were small droplets of rain with a black shade. The scar had been washed off. I didn't shower that morning or that night, so it had not been washed off. I stared at the sight and started to cry. What was happening anymore? I saw a massive semi come barrelling down the road in front of me, and that was when I made the life-changing decision to cut things short. I hoped I would reincarnate as something beautiful and live a normal life as I ran in front of it. The last thing I remembered I woke up in a white hospital bed. The lack of colour almost reminded me of heaven until I saw the doctors. The IV drips and my mum and dad crying next to me I couldn't speak; all I could do was sit there, barely able to see. I remember blacking out again. This time, I saw some things. I saw a bright light, and I remember feeling the same pain as the sunlight hitting my flesh. The smell of sulphur and heat filled my nostrils with a sour feeling. Then, out of nowhere, I blinked, and I was in front of this light. The smell and feeling were so intense that I started screaming, but no sound came out. The pain started to amplify as I moved closer, unwillingly. I heard a voice boom out of nowhere, spooking me. "You are my only weakness." It took me a minute to realise what was happening, but I figured it out. The light was speaking. "You are my only weakness," it repeated. This "entity" was speaking to me. I could understand it. "W-What are you?" I replied back. "I am sün. I am a god, which you all bow to. I provide your land with light in return for a host. I was so confused. None of this is real. The sun wasn't actually alive, right? "What do you need from me?" I replied shakingly. This entity replied back. "I want you to agree not to interfere with me in exchange for your curse being lifted." I sort of zoned out as it spoke like it was hypnosis. I snapped back, however. "Anything.. please! I want my life to be normal. I don't know what I've done to you, but I won't do anything, I swear." This all felt like a bad trip on acid; I didn't believe this was real for a second. This entity made the sound of someone going "mmm," and it said, "I agree. You will be healed when you wake up. Your curse will be lifted. These are the only words a mortal has spoken to me and is likely going to speak to me for eternity." A flash of light then flickered as I awoke. My parents noticed me waking up and immediately hugged me. "He's awake. My James is awake." They sounded much less happy, but I could tell they were holding in emotions. It's been 10 years since that day. I do not suffer from that "condition" anymore. I can be in the sun, but I still feel uncomfortable under the rays of that entity. I was sent to prison for the self-defence man slaughter of Brayden for six years. I don't know what life is anymore. Every day I ponder about that experience. The doctors said my condition must have been either cured or immunised. I don't know where to go at this point. I can't even say anything about it either. Whenever I try to tell someone, I feel my body tense and feel the sting of sunlight. That scar I had is still discoloured. It's not black, but that area of skin is much darker than the rest. Not all allergies are natural. Some are curses provided by higher forces that do not want to be recognised.
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2023.06.08 12:59 47ryanjones I would appreciate some advice/encouragement

I want to preface this by saying that while got a lot of good stuff going for me, I'm not doing this to brag or anything, I've legitimately hit a mental slump recently and I don't really know what to do to get out of it. Edited for paragraph spacing.

Currently I am here on a government scholarship to get my undergraduate degree at a Japanese university. I had previously come here as a missionary due to familial pressure and at the end of it I came home ready to leave but also cut off from a lot of opportunities for independence because of COVID, toxic family environment, and lack of "adulting" experience in my home country (USA). I didn't see a future for myself there because of said lack of life experience and my parents being unable and unwilling to help me as well. (Large family + High Income = Not much financial assistance being available for me) Taking on debt seemed scary and having to suddenly put an insane amount of work inside and outside of school to someday make my own future also seemed depressing and unfair. I admit that I could have swallowed my pride and put myself through community college or something but I really wasn't doing very good mentally and I needed to get out of my house and on my own so I thought the scholarship would be good.

I applied for the government scholarship cause a full ride obviously seemed like a great deal and there also were legitimately great parts of living here. I loved the multicultural interaction I got to participate in during the missionary experience and I thought I could somehow find a way to make a career related to that. Without really going into how absurd the first "preparatory school" year of the scholarship was, the short of it is I ended up at a pretty "high rank" university (by Japanese standards) outside of Tokyo studying for a Humanities major. I also found an romantic partner and we have been in a semi-long distance relationship. So materially speaking I don't have much to complain about but mentally speaking it’s become rough and I've started to have moments of regret about being here and concern about how it’s all going to turn out.

University here is just mind numbing, there is the occasional engaging class, but many of them are just sitting for hours listening to your professor ramble about stuff that can be read off the PowerPoint. A lot of classes can be passed by just showing up, sleeping through your lectures, and just turning something for whatever assignment comes up. Actual meaningful discussion is rare, and I have gotten to a point where I am starting to experience anxiety having to sit through these pointless lectures and I have been skipping a lot of them when I can. I did a bit of university online back in the US and you could say it was similar, but I felt like I could make more of a social connection with my teachers and have way more open and meaningful conversations with my classmates. As for my classmates, they are nice people, but they are all the kind of kids that studied hard to get here and have no experience or worldview outside of that. It's hard to describe but it feels suffocating and I find that I spend a lot more time with other international students or calling/visiting my girlfriend than I do with the Japanese students.

A combination of all of this has really taken a toll on my motivation and hope for the future. I am sure I can graduate from university somehow but the idea of working here and possibly contributing to society went from being an interesting adventure to something I am starting to be afraid of. The language is not an issue as I have N1 and I converse at school/work/internships without much issue. With the work culture here and the way you sometimes see foreigners get treated in the news I am worried that there is not going to be a light at the end of the tunnel for me in the form of a decent job and a fulfilling life. They have recently started to worry about the coming labor shortage and have been paying lip service to wanting to be welcome to foreign people and ideas but when I look around me, I just see a place that is ambivalent or sometimes hostile to my existence. It also probably sounds entitled of me, but it just feels depressing to think that there's a chance I won’t be able to achieve the same level of wealth/success as my parents and that I'll be stuck in this country that is doing nothing to stop it's slow spiral of death.
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2023.06.08 12:55 mimifaie7a How can I teach AI in my classroom?

I'm a teacher working with a group of 7-9 year old students, and I have an exciting vision for our classroom. I want to introduce them to the world of AI and prompt engineering, but I need your guidance and suggestions!
I recently heard that prompt engineering is the future, and I believe it's crucial for my students to start thinking about AI as a powerful tool that they will use in their future.
I've been considering of using ChatGPT and Midjourney to start playing with them creating books, art, lyrics... and make it interactive.
I've also seen a book called "Machine Learning for Kids" but i'm not sure if should I suggest it or not, cause i didn't read it yet, any recommendations for books here?
I also checked many videos on youtube and I found a couple of channels that can be interesting like "Peekaboo Kidz", do you know some that can be good as well?
Someone also recommended me a monthly subscription (for their parents obviously) that offers gadgets for kids to build, and some of these gadgets can be connected to ChatGPT, this one is called "Circuitmess", is there any other brand that is doing the same that I can check?
What other tools, resources, or activities do you think would be useful in teaching AI to them?
Thank you in advance :)
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2023.06.08 12:47 xtremexavier15 TSROTI 7 (pt 2)

The episode resumed on a shot of the dark and dank and craggy underground cave, water drips echoing in the background as the camera panned to the left. It stopped on a small and sudden burst of bubbles, then cut in closer as Geoff broke the surface with a spluttering cough. Scarlett joined him a moment later.
"Where's Anne Maria?" Geoff wondered once he saw no sight of her.
He got his answer when Anne Maria resurfaced, Scarlett apparently on top of her head. "Do I look like a lifeboat?!" the jersey girl grunted and threw Scarlett off of her.
"We had no idea where we'd land. It's not our fault," Geoff said.
"And besides, we're separated from Dave and Molly," Scarlett replied. "Finding them will be beneficial if we want to make it out of here alive." As she spoke, a pair of glowing eyes figure appeared in the background, crawling down the rock.
"I do not want to die, and I definitely don't want anyone else to," Anne Maria said.
"My point exactly," Scarlett stated… just before the shadowy figure tackled her underwater.
"Scarlett!" Geoff shouted in worry. "Anne Maria, she's gone! What do we do?"
"Get out of this before we get dragged down," Anne Maria responded before they swam to shore.
The scene flashed to the wrecked mine cart still on dry land, which had crashed against a thick and massive stalagmite. The camera panned to the left onto the fallen bodies of Molly and Dave. The germaphobe got to his feet with an active flashlight still in his hands and groaned as he looked around.
He immediately spotted the indie girl nearby and gasped. "Molly!" he exclaimed, running over to her. "Get up!" he added, tapping Molly on the side of the head with the flashlight and groaning when he didn't get a response.
With a swift cry of "Wake up already!" he kicked the girl on her side, who immediately groaned in pain and got to her feet.
"Dave…" Molly mumbled and frowned. "Did you just kick me?"
"I had to get you up somehow," Dave admitted.
"I can see that," Molly agreed.
"Now come on," Dave said, Molly's eyes widening as he unknowingly rose about a foot into the air. "We have to find the others and the statue!" It was then that he noticed his sudden height change, and along with Molly, he looked at his feet.
The camera zoomed out a step, revealing that Dave was now standing on the head of a giant hairless gopher that had just popped out of the ground. They screamed and ran away in fear as the gopher rose up even more and roared at them.
The camera cut back to Trent and Scott running as their mutant gopher continued chasing them down a tunnel. Just then, Trent tripped on one of the planks laid out for mining cart tracks, and tumbled over Scott, sending them both to the floor.
The gopher caught up to them, much to their fright, and began sniffing at them. It recoiled with a whimper afterwards.
"Why is it doing that?" Trent asked as he and Scott got off the floor.
Scott looked at the gopher. "Their eyes are glued shut, so it had to follow us by smell."
"I took a shower this morning," Trent reminded the devious.
Scott lifted his right armpit and sniffed it. "I never do that, so my armpits are pretty skunky."
"Gross," Trent grimaced.
The gopher went back to squealing at the two Rats, and while Trent took a step back, Scott didn't do the same.
"You don't like the smell of my armpits?" Scott smirked at the gopher and took a step forward. "Too bad, because it's never going away!" He raised his arms, and moved towards the gopher, who scurried away in a second.
"Having a clean stench is important," Trent said as he stepped up beside him, "but since it saved us, I'll ignore it this time." He patted him on the back, to which Scott grinned back at.
The camera panned across another cave, from an entrance tunnel on the right, past a large pile of toxic waste barrels, and on to Scarlett lying on the ground with a small puddle of water near her face, next to some steps carved into a higher level of stone.
She coughed up a bit of water then looked up. "Where am I?" she asked.
The shot rather ominously panned up to a familiar figure sitting on what looked like a cobbled-together set of bunk beds atop the plateau. A few mutant gophers were on the platform with him, but a couple more started to surround Scarlett.
"I will have no problem harming you myself if you do not back off!" Scarlett threatened the gophers, and one of them got hit by a familiar shoe.
"Step away from her, gophers!" the figure said, stepping out to reveal himself as Max.
"Max!!! What are you doing here?" Scarlett flabbergasted.
Max put his shoe back on and focused on the brainiac. "I have come to enact my revenge on you fools!"
All Scarlett could do was roll her eyes and facepalm.
A flash took the scene back to DJ, Sierra, and Sammy running through the mine. "What's taking them so long to catch up?" Sierra asked.
Sammy looked around the shaft. "We probably should've marked where we came from. I think we might be lost from them!"
They were interrupted by the gopher that Scott scared off scampering past them.
"There you guys are!" Trent's voice called, and the three Rats looked in the direction the voice came from.
Scott and Trent then appeared on the scene. "We were almost killed by that gopher, but luckily, my armpits saved the day!" Scott boasted.
"Your armpits?" DJ muttered confused.
"He doesn't shower very often," Trent answered.
"Disgusting," Sammy winced. "Anywho, we should get going since we're reunited!"
Suddenly, five pairs of mutant gopher hands shot up out of the ground under the Rats, grabbing them by their ankles. "Unless they do that," Sammy sighed just before the gophers pulled them screaming into the earth.
"Why did you bring me here, and how were you able to return after your departure?!" Scarlett asked as the scene cut back to her and Max.
"I "borrowed" a canoe from a relative of mine and decided to swim back to the island after rewatching the past episodes and doing a bit of research on gophers in order to seize control of them," Max explained, using air quotes on borrowed.
"I highly doubt you were able to get these creatures under your control," Scarlett doubted. "You obviously had help from someone."
Max griped in annoyance. "If you must know, I encountered that clone from last season and decided to bring him along as he's a very intimidating fellow."
It was then that the second figure landed in the middle of the room. Scarlett widened her eyes and Max yelped and yelled "E-Clone! Do not sneak up on me!"
"Did you have the Ezekiel clone capture me so I would be one of your sidekicks," Scarlett followed up.
"With your super-advanced brain, who'd pass you up?" Max responded, making Scarlett and E-Clone frown at the super villain.
The scene cut to a drop of water landing in a small puddle, soon followed by two sets of feet that ran through it. The camera zoomed out to show them belonging to Molly and Dave, the two Maggots panting as they ran down the tunnel.
"I'm starting to feel the signs of chemical exposure," Molly moaned. "Fever and nausea."
Seconds later, Dave's arm badge beeped and turned red, earning a surprised look from both teens. "Five minutes left," Dave said. "Let's not die here." Molly's badge changed soon after, but they ignored it as they were in the same predicament.
"I see Dave and Molly!" the voice of Anne Maria called out. The scene zoomed out to show her and Geoff meeting up with the two.
"Anne Maria! Geoff! Nice to have you here," Dave told them. "But where's Scarlett?"
"She got captured by some cave monster," Geoff answered.
"We have to find her!" Molly declared.
"We should leave these dumb packs before they slow us down," Dave added, moving to take the straps off his shoulders.
The sudden crackle and whine of a loudspeaker turning on gave him pause however. "Those packs of pain stay on until I tell you otherwise!" Chris told them. "Or your whole team is disqualified! Dis-qual-i-fied!"
"YOU BETTER NOT LET US US DIE IN HERE!" Anne Maria screamed the moment the message ended.
"Uhh, I'm more of a watcher than a saver," Chris replied. The loudspeaker shut off again, and the four Maggots shared an infuriated look.
"My answer is no!" Scarlett's voice was heard.
"That's Scarlett over there," Geoff said, pointing forward. "Let's roll, dudes." He took off first, and his teammates quickly followed after.
The scene flashed back to the entrance to the cave that E-Clone, Max, and Scarlett were in as the four remaining Maggots ran in as well.
"Whatever you want to accomplish, I have no interest in assisting you," Scarlett informed Max, a few mutant gophers standing nearby.
"Can one of you get these gophers off of us!" the voice of Scott asked, causing the camera to quick-pan over to him. Though his team's jar of fireflies was still on DJ's head, the shot zoomed out to reveal that he was dangling with his heavy pack in the jaws of a mutant gopher standing on its haunches on a pile of barrels; another outward zoom revealed the rest of his team in a similar state next to him.
"Great. Now our chances of getting that statue is harder," Dave complained.
"So all of you have come for your golden statues?" Max asked everyone around him.
"Of course we did!" Sierra said. "And why not give my team our statue before the Maggots got here?"
"Simple. I take pleasure in making stuff harder for everybody around me, and seeing you hung up by the gophers is delightful," Max explained. "I told you I would get my revenge."
"Is he always this eccentric?" Trent asked the Rats since he didn't know Max prior to his team swap.
"To answer your question, definitely," Sammy nodded. She took the jar off of DJ's head, and the fireflies swarmed around the gophers' faces, forcing them to drop the Rats and their packs.
"This wasn't part of the plan," Max complained as he saw the gophers running around in order to avoid the fireflies.
"I'll go ahead and get the statue for us," DJ assured his teammates. He ran to the throne, and jumped on a passing gopher's back to reach it. Once up there, he took the statue with the green base. "I got it!"
The Maggots gasped in shock as the rest of the Rats got back up. "Rats, head for the mine carts!" Trent commanded, pointing off to where a trio of mine carts sat on a rail.
DJ agreed, only for E-Clone to appear and block his path. DJ yelped in fright, and the clone tackled him, starting a scuffle. The Toxic Rats' statue flew from DJ's hand in the process.
Moments later, a crackling through the air indicated the start of a message over the loudspeaker. "If you can hear this," Chris called out as DJ tried to fend off E-Clone, "congrats! You're not dead yet!" Scarlett was shown paying attention to the speaker, while Dave and Anne Maria ran to their statue and Molly collapsed out of exhaustion. "Wherever you are, immediately discard your bombs. I mean, backpacks, and run!"
The shot cut back to Scott and Sierra, who were in the process of taking off their own packs.
"Bombs?!" Sierra exclaimed, lifting the largest flap to see what looked like several sticks of dynamite and a detonator as Scott very quickly removed his backpack. "That's too far!"
"This is where I must be going!" Max screamed and rushed to the carts in a seemingly speedy manner, much to Scarlett's confusion. The super speeding boy tripped on a rail, but managed to land on the middle cart.
"He stayed here for way too long, and that's something I'll investigate after we're out," Scarlett said to herself and ran to the carts.
Anne Maria and Dave placed their packs on the throne, and Anne Maria snatched up the statue with the red base. "Bada bling, baby!"
"You guys," Geoff weakly called, "me and Molly are feeling wiped out." Dave and Anne Maria turned around, and saw Geoff dragging Molly slowly and weakly as their packs were discarded. Before they could get any closer, a gopher appeared and started squealing at them, frightening both Molly and Geoff.
"Geoff!!" Anne Maria cried out and gave the statue to Dave. "Hold the statue. These gophers are about to get ham fisted!"
"So I go to the carts? Okay," Dave shrugged and made his way to them.
Meanwhile, DJ managed to get the upper hand in his fight with E-Clone, and took off his pack in the process in order to put it on him.
"I have the statue. Let's go!" Sammy told DJ, who carried E-Clone along as Geoff and Molly were being protected by Anne Maria holding the gopher back.
The shot cut to the carts just as Dave reached them. Sammy, Scott, Sierra, and Trent were on the front cart and DJ, E-Clone, Max, and Scarlett were in the middle. Dave was about to get on the back cart, but he heard the sounds of Anne Maria struggling to fend off the gopher.
"I want to avoid toxic at all costs, and I can do so right now, but what about them?" Dave said while watching his endangered team.
"I can't hold on any longer!" Anne Maria grunted in her hold.
"You can do this," Geoff motivated the Jersey shore reject.
"Geoff, if we don't make it out alive," Anne Maria strained harder, "I want to let you know that I lo-"
A clang sound from behind the gopher was heard, and Anne Maria took her hands away from the gopher the moment it fainted from the blow. The camera panned out to show Dave appearing from behind it with their team's statue in hand.
"Dave!" Molly smiled. "You're our hero!"
"I'm not leaving anyone to die today!" Dave confirmed, and then frowned upon seeing the statue break.
The footage went ahead to them arriving at the rear most cart. Dave helped Molly and Geoff onto the cart, Anne Maria already on it. Dave pushed the carts from the side until they started moving forward, then hopped up into the back cart.
Most of those still conscious screamed as the carts rolled down a slope into a tunnel, then down even more into a slightly more open cave. The rails bent upward, and the carts followed them out of sight...
The shot cut outside to Chef and Chris waiting at what appeared to be a dilapidated mine entrance – a wooden platform and scaffolding that had been outside the elevated shaft had crumbled, and the cart track's end was twisted and bent. Both men were wearing hazmat suits, and Chef was holding the massive tongs normally reserved for elimination ceremonies.
"They're really cutting it close," Chris said.
"Mmm-hmm," Chef replied.
Seconds later, the camera panned up to focus on the entrance, and the trio of mine carts and their screaming passengers flew out into the air, then crashed just past the two adults.
When the resulting cloud of dust began to settle, the camera was focused on Max and E-Clone, the two boys coughing and hacking. The sudden clamping of the tongs around them caused them to stop, and the camera zoomed out to show Chef lifting them out of the rubble as Chris watched. "You two are leaving the island right now before you get more mutated," he said irritably before turning his focus towards the campers, just now groaning and getting to their feet.
Chris walked forward, and picked the green-based statue up off the ground. "And the Rats win! Again!"
The team just cheered weakly.
"All clear?" Chris turned and asked Chef, the hulking man still holding on to Max and E-Clone. Chef nodded, and the host took out a remote control. "EXECUTING OPERATION DOOMSDAY!" Chris shouted, pressing the button on the remote.
An explosion billowed out of the mine entrance, and when the smoke and dust cleared, it had been entirely blocked by rocks. Chris and Chef shared a happy nod.
"This wasn't about the statues!" Dave said, walking over to the two men.
"Sure it was!" Chris told him. "And as an added bonus," he motioned back to the blocked mine entrance, "you just helped me seal off the toxic waste forever! And get the feds off my back. It's win-win," he gave the camera a thumbs-up as Chef walked by behind him, "for me."
"I consider you anarchic," Scarlett told him, the shot zooming out to show the entire cast back on their feet.
"Yeah, I just keep getting better," Chris said. "Maggots, hope you're hungry for marshmallows. But first," Chef walked back up behind him, having traded in his captives for a fire hose, "before there's permanent genetic damage..." He walked away, and with a chuckle, Chef turned on the hose and doused the campers with a spray of water powerful enough to push them off-screen in a matter of seconds.
The footage skipped ahead to dusk, Molly and Dave standing by the girls' side of the Maggots' cabin. "I really appreciate you saving my life back there," Molly said to the normal guy.
"I couldn't just leave you guys behind," Dave responded. "That would have been selfish and wrong."
"I agree with that," Molly nodded. "Also, I'm sorry for not helping you and Katie when you were frozen. I'm trying to get used to cooperation, but that's no excuse to try and brush it off."
"You did mess up there, but I accept your apology," Dave smiled. "And here's something you can do as gratitude."
Dave whispered in Molly's ear, and the indie chick was surprised. "Really? You want to get eliminated?"
"I got over my fear of germs, and I don't want anything bad to happen after that near-death experience," Dave reasonably said.
"Did you already talk to our team about this?" Molly asked.
"I did," Dave nodded, "and besides, I was the one to break the statue, and nobody else did anything wrong."
"If this is what you want, I guess I can pay you back then," Molly agreed.
"That's all I needed out of you and the team," Dave said back.
The footage cut ahead to the ceremonial campfire.
"The votes, are in," Chris opened, the camera cutting outward to show him at his podium, Chef with the toxic marshmallow in a smaller pair of tongs, and the five members of the Mutant Maggots sitting nervously in a row. "Who will receive the Marshmallow of Loserdom and leave the game forever?" the host asked idly, the camera zooming in on the radioactive treat in question before panning back to Chris. "Following players are safe." He picked up the first of four normal marshmallows.
"Scarlett, Geoff, Anne Maria, and Molly," he said, tossing bits of white to each person called. "Dave, your time in Germ City has come to an end."
Dave got on his feet and quickly ducked as the toxic marshmallow was tossed overhead, landing with a sizzle off-camera. "Thanks for agreeing to vote for me!"
"You are a valuable asset to the team, but if you want to leave, then who are we to stop you?" Scarlett said.
"You're a total lifesaver man. I won't forget that about you," Geoff held out his hand for a high-five.
Dave returned the gesture. "Make sure to watch out for any more toxic that comes your way."
The scene flashed to the Dock of Shame, where Dave was already seated in the bucket of the season's catapult. Chris laughed, and asked "Any last words, Germaphobe?"
"One, I'm not scared of them as much anymore, and two, just fling the catapult," Dave replied, and he was soon flung into the sky.
The squeak of wheels caught Chris's attention, and the camera cut to a close-up of the wheels of a large hand truck. The shot zoomed out to reveal E-Clone and Max inside a cage being wheeled down the dock by Chef.
"It's time for the two of you to get off my island," Chris told the two captives.
"Aw, phooey," Max grumbled, and the Ezekiel clone growled angrily.
The footage flashed ahead a little, Max and E-Clone now sitting in the Hurl of Shame.
"I hope I taught you all a lesson," Max spoke up. "Evil always pre-VAAAIIIILLLLLLSSSS!" he shouted while he and E-Clone got shot into the sky.
The series's capstone theme began to play. "Join us next time," Chris said as he turned to the camera, "for more danger, treachery, and radical misadventures on Total! Drama! Rrrrevenge, of the Island!"
(Roll the Credits)
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2023.06.08 12:30 FappidyDat [H] TF2 Keys & PayPal [W] Humble Bundle Games (Also Games From Past Bundles)

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20XX 0.4 TF2 $0.88 PP -
5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel 2.6 TF2 $5.13 PP -
60 Parsecs! 1.6 TF2 $3.16 PP -
7 Billion Humans 1.4 TF2 $2.86 PP -
7 Days to Die 1.1 TF2 $2.16 PP -
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition 1.4 TF2 $2.72 PP -
A Hat in Time 5.1 TF2 $10.08 PP -
A Juggler's Tale 1.5 TF2 $2.9 PP -
A Plague Tale: Innocence 1.7 TF2 $3.44 PP -
ABZU 2.1 TF2 $4.23 PP -
AMID EVIL 0.6 TF2 $1.15 PP -
AO Tennis 2 0.8 TF2 $1.57 PP -
APICO 2.3 TF2 $4.61 PP -
Absolver 1.9 TF2 $3.84 PP -
Aeterna Noctis 1.5 TF2 $2.91 PP -
Age of Empires Definitive Edition 1.2 TF2 $2.34 PP -
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition 1.5 TF2 $2.94 PP -
Age of Wonders III Collection 0.9 TF2 $1.81 PP -
Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Deluxe Edition 0.4 TF2 $0.85 PP -
Age of Wonders: Planetfall 1.1 TF2 $2.28 PP -
Airport CEO 3.3 TF2 $6.59 PP -
Alan Wake Collector's Edition 0.7 TF2 $1.37 PP -
Alan Wake's American Nightmare 0.5 TF2 $0.98 PP -
Aliens: Colonial Marines Collection 1.2 TF2 $2.42 PP -
Aliens: Fireteam Elite 1.0 TF2 $1.92 PP -
Alina of the Arena 2.1 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $4.23 PP Refer To My Other Thread Luck of the Draw: Roguelike Deckbuilders Bundle
Amnesia: The Dark Descent 1.8 TF2 $3.53 PP -
Among Us 1.1 TF2 $2.11 PP -
Ancestors Legacy 0.6 TF2 $1.2 PP -
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey 2.4 TF2 $4.79 PP -
Aragami 0.4 TF2 $0.89 PP -
Arizona Sunshine 2.1 TF2 $4.19 PP -
Arma 3 Apex Edition 1.4 TF2 $2.8 PP -
Arma 3 Contact Edition 2.4 TF2 $4.86 PP -
Arma 3 Jets 1.1 TF2 $2.1 PP -
Arma 3 Marksmen 0.9 TF2 $1.72 PP -
Arma 3 2.0 TF2 $3.89 PP -
Assetto Corsa Competizione 3.1 TF2 $6.1 PP -
Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition 6.8 TF2 $13.53 PP -
Automobilista 2 9.4 TF2 $18.68 PP -
BATTLETECH - Mercenary Collection 3.8 TF2 $7.55 PP -
BIOMUTANT 1.5 TF2 $2.91 PP -
BROFORCE 1.1 TF2 $2.17 PP -
Baba Is You 1.5 TF2 $3.06 PP -
Back 4 Blood 2.8 TF2 $5.49 PP -
Bad North: Jotunn Edition 1.5 TF2 $3.07 PP -
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition 0.6 TF2 $1.11 PP -
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition 0.4 TF2 $0.85 PP -
Bang-On Balls: Chronicles 3.1 TF2 $6.12 PP -
Banished 2.2 TF2 $4.29 PP -
Barotrauma 7.1 TF2 $14.14 PP -
Bastion 0.5 TF2 $0.95 PP -
Batman - The Telltale Series 1.4 TF2 $2.83 PP -
Batman Arkham Collection 1.2 TF2 $2.42 PP -
Batman: Arkham Knight 0.6 TF2 $1.11 PP -
Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series 1.4 TF2 $2.72 PP -
Batman™: Arkham Knight Premium Edition 1.3 TF2 $2.53 PP -
Batman™: Arkham Origins 0.9 TF2 $1.75 PP -
Batman™: Arkham VR 0.7 TF2 $1.47 PP -
Battle Chasers: Nightwar 0.6 TF2 $1.2 PP -
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II 1.8 TF2 $3.51 PP -
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 0.8 TF2 $1.69 PP -
Battlezone Gold Edition 2.1 TF2 $4.25 PP -
Besiege 1.5 TF2 $2.89 PP -
Beyond Blue 1.6 TF2 $3.17 PP -
Beyond Two Souls 1.8 TF2 $3.68 PP -
BioShock Collection 1.1 TF2 $2.23 PP -
BioShock Infinite 0.8 TF2 $1.6 PP -
BioShock Remastered 0.9 TF2 $1.76 PP -
Bioshock Infinite: Season Pass 0.7 TF2 $1.32 PP -
Blade of Darkness 1.1 TF2 $2.23 PP -
Blair Witch 1.1 TF2 $2.27 PP -
Blasphemous 1.0 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $1.9 PP Refer To My Other Thread Must-Play Metroidvanias Bundle
Blood Bowl 2 - Legendary Edition 0.8 TF2 $1.67 PP -
Blood: Fresh Supply 0.6 TF2 $1.28 PP -
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 1.4 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $2.71 PP Refer To My Other Thread Must-Play Metroidvanias Bundle
Boomerang Fu 0.6 TF2 $1.18 PP -
Borderlands 2 VR 4.6 TF2 $9.16 PP -
Borderlands 2 0.8 TF2 $1.53 PP -
Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition 2.4 TF2 $4.85 PP -
Borderlands 3 1.3 TF2 $2.63 PP -
Borderlands 3: Director's Cut 1.3 TF2 $2.51 PP -
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection 3.3 TF2 $6.5 PP -
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 0.6 TF2 $1.11 PP -
Brutal Legend 1.0 TF2 $2.03 PP -
Bus Simulator 18 2.0 TF2 $4.07 PP -
CHUCHEL Cherry Edition 0.5 TF2 $0.91 PP -
Call of Cthulhu 1.1 TF2 $2.21 PP -
Call of Duty: WWII 14.7 TF2 $29.16 PP -
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger 0.4 TF2 $0.79 PP -
Call to Arms - Gates of Hell: Ostfront 9.5 TF2 $18.99 PP -
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 0.9 TF2 $1.75 PP -
Carcassonne - Tiles & Tactics 0.6 TF2 $1.22 PP -
Carto 0.4 TF2 $0.78 PP -
Celeste 1.8 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $3.56 PP Refer To My Other Thread Pixel Pride Bundle
Chess Ultra 0.6 TF2 $1.2 PP -
Children of Morta 0.6 TF2 $1.23 PP -
Chivalry 2 3.4 TF2 $6.82 PP -
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare 0.4 TF2 $0.8 PP -
Chrono Ark 2.8 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $5.56 PP Refer To My Other Thread Luck of the Draw: Roguelike Deckbuilders Bundle
Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition 7.1 TF2 $14.2 PP -
Clone Drone in the Danger Zone 4.8 TF2 $9.55 PP -
Cloudpunk 0.9 TF2 $1.74 PP -
Code Vein 1.7 TF2 $3.35 PP -
Coffee Talk 2.5 TF2 $4.93 PP -
Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies 0.8 TF2 $1.55 PP -
Company of Heroes 1.8 TF2 $3.62 PP -
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts 0.7 TF2 $1.49 PP -
Conan Exiles 1.9 TF2 $3.88 PP -
Construction Simulator 2015 1.2 TF2 $2.44 PP -
Contagion 0.4 TF2 $0.89 PP -
Control Ultimate Edition 1.9 TF2 $3.86 PP -
Creed: Rise to Glory™ 2.2 TF2 $4.37 PP -
Crusader Kings II: Imperial Collection 9.8 TF2 $19.52 PP -
Crusader Kings II: Royal Collection 6.4 TF2 $12.82 PP -
Crusader Kings III 7.1 TF2 $14.2 PP -
Crysis® 2 Maximum Edition 0.8 TF2 $1.56 PP -
Cultist Simulator Anthology Edition 1.4 TF2 $2.75 PP -
Cultist Simulator 1.1 TF2 $2.23 PP -
Curse of the Dead Gods 0.8 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $1.65 PP Refer To My Other Thread Humble Choice (Jun 2023)
DARK SOULS™ III Deluxe Edition 19.7 TF2 $39.14 PP -
DEATHLOOP 2.7 TF2 $5.33 PP -
DIRT 5 4.2 TF2 $8.36 PP -
DMC - Devil May Cry 1.0 TF2 $1.9 PP -
DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ - Ultimate Edition 15.1 TF2 $30.14 PP -
DRAGONBALL XENOVERSE Bundle Edition 0.9 TF2 $1.76 PP -
DRIFT21 0.6 TF2 $1.11 PP -
Dark Deity 0.4 TF2 $0.83 PP -
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin 7.8 TF2 $15.53 PP -
Dark Souls III 16.6 TF2 $33.01 PP -
Darkest Dungeon 0.6 TF2 $1.17 PP -
Darksiders Genesis 1.3 TF2 $2.66 PP -
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition 1.0 TF2 $2.06 PP -
Darksiders III 0.8 TF2 $1.53 PP -
Darkwood 0.5 TF2 $1.07 PP -
Day of the Tentacle Remastered 0.4 TF2 $0.88 PP -
DayZ 8.1 TF2 $16.2 PP -
Daymare: 1998 0.4 TF2 $0.78 PP -
Dead Estate 1.4 TF2 $2.85 PP -
Dead Island - Definitive Edition 0.8 TF2 $1.61 PP -
Dead Island Definitive Collection 1.5 TF2 $2.96 PP -
Dead Island Riptide - Definitive Edition 0.6 TF2 $1.25 PP -
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 1.2 TF2 $2.44 PP -
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition 1.7 TF2 $3.29 PP -
Dead Rising 4 Frank’s Big Package 2.5 TF2 $4.96 PP -
Dead Rising 4 1.0 TF2 $2.04 PP -
Dead Rising 1.0 TF2 $1.92 PP -
Dead Rising® 2 1.1 TF2 $2.23 PP -
Death's Gambit 0.6 TF2 $1.15 PP -
Deep Rock Galactic 3.3 TF2 $6.58 PP -
Descenders 0.7 TF2 $1.44 PP -
Desperados III 0.9 TF2 $1.78 PP -
Destiny 2: Beyond Light 1.2 TF2 $2.34 PP -
Destroy All Humans 1.0 TF2 $2.06 PP -
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut 0.9 TF2 $1.8 PP -
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 1.1 TF2 $2.21 PP -
Devil May Cry HD Collection 1.8 TF2 $3.56 PP -
Devil May Cry® 4 Special Edition 1.4 TF2 $2.84 PP -
DiRT Rally 2.0 5.0 TF2 $9.99 PP -
Dicey Dungeons 1.2 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $2.43 PP Refer To My Other Thread Luck of the Draw: Roguelike Deckbuilders Bundle
Dinosaur Fossil Hunter 0.5 TF2 $0.9 PP -
Distance 1.0 TF2 $2.07 PP -
Distant Worlds: Universe 0.6 TF2 $1.27 PP -
Do Not Feed the Monkeys 0.4 TF2 $0.75 PP -
Doom Eternal 2.6 TF2 $5.19 PP -
Door Kickers 1.7 TF2 $3.33 PP -
Door Kickers: Action Squad 0.4 TF2 $0.74 PP -
Dorfromantik 2.0 TF2 $4.0 PP -
Dragon Ball FighterZ 2.2 TF2 $4.34 PP -
Dragons Dogma - Dark Arisen 1.0 TF2 $2.07 PP -
Drake Hollow 0.4 TF2 $0.89 PP -
Drone Swarm 0.4 TF2 $0.8 PP -
Dungeon Defenders 1.1 TF2 $2.24 PP -
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened 2.6 TF2 $5.21 PP -
Dungreed 0.9 TF2 $1.78 PP -
Dusk 2.0 TF2 $4.0 PP -
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair 3.1 TF2 $6.22 PP -
ELEX 1.1 TF2 $2.13 PP -
EVERSPACE™ 1.8 TF2 $3.57 PP -
Elite: Dangerous 1.4 TF2 $2.75 PP -
Empire of Sin 1.3 TF2 $2.6 PP -
Endzone - A World Apart 0.4 TF2 $0.78 PP -
Euro Truck Simulator 2 1.7 TF2 $3.37 PP -
Exanima 2.6 TF2 $5.17 PP -
FTL: Faster Than Light 1.0 TF2 $1.95 PP -
Fable Anniversary 4.8 TF2 $9.48 PP -
Fallout 76 2.2 TF2 $4.32 PP -
Fantasy General II 0.6 TF2 $1.23 PP -
Farming Simulator 17 0.6 TF2 $1.11 PP -
Fight'N Rage 0.7 TF2 $1.34 PP -
Fights in Tight Spaces 6.0 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $11.88 PP Refer To My Other Thread Luck of the Draw: Roguelike Deckbuilders Bundle
Firefighting Simulator - The Squad 4.7 TF2 $9.43 PP -
First Class Trouble 0.5 TF2 $1.07 PP -
For The King 0.9 TF2 $1.84 PP -
Forager 1.1 TF2 $2.25 PP -
Forts 2.9 TF2 $5.86 PP -
Friday the 13th: The Game 2.9 TF2 $5.81 PP -
Frostpunk 1.0 TF2 $2.03 PP -
Full Metal Furies 0.6 TF2 $1.12 PP -
Furi 1.3 TF2 $2.54 PP -
GRID™ 0.8 TF2 $1.6 PP -
GRIME 0.5 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $0.97 PP Refer To My Other Thread Humble Choice (Jun 2023)
GRIS 0.5 TF2 $0.91 PP -
Gang Beasts 3.0 TF2 $5.94 PP -
Garden Paws 1.0 TF2 $2.0 PP -
Gas Station Simulator 3.1 TF2 $6.15 PP -
Gears 5 10.8 TF2 $21.52 PP -
Gears Tactics 4.8 TF2 $9.55 PP -
Generation Zero® 0.8 TF2 $1.55 PP -
Ghostwire Tokyo 2.5 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $4.89 PP Refer To My Other Thread Humble Choice (Jun 2023)
Goat Simulator 0.4 TF2 $0.89 PP -
Godlike Burger 1.0 TF2 $1.9 PP -
Golf With Your Friends 1.1 TF2 $2.23 PP -
Gordian Quest 1.8 TF2 $3.54 PP -
Gotham Knights 5.4 TF2 $10.84 PP -
GreedFall 0.8 TF2 $1.52 PP -
Gremlins, Inc. 1.4 TF2 $2.74 PP -
Grim Dawn 4.8 TF2 $9.54 PP -
Grim Fandango Remastered 0.6 TF2 $1.1 PP -
Guacamelee! 2 0.6 TF2 $1.18 PP -
HITMAN™2 Gold Edition 3.0 TF2 $5.88 PP -
HIVESWAP: Act 2 1.6 TF2 $3.23 PP -
HROT 4.1 TF2 $8.22 PP -
Hard Bullet 1.2 TF2 $2.35 PP -
Hearts of Iron IV: Battle for the Bosporus 1.8 TF2 $3.57 PP -
Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition 5.9 TF2 $11.67 PP -
Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor 1.0 TF2 $1.94 PP -
Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger 1.9 TF2 $3.88 PP -
Heave Ho 0.5 TF2 $1.09 PP -
Heavy Rain 1.1 TF2 $2.25 PP -
Hell Let Loose 6.2 TF2 $12.38 PP -
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 1.4 TF2 $2.86 PP -
Hello, Neighbor! 0.5 TF2 $1.01 PP -
Hellpoint 0.4 TF2 $0.73 PP -
Heroes of Hammerwatch 0.8 TF2 $1.56 PP -
Hitman Absolution 0.4 TF2 $0.77 PP -
Hitman Game of the Year Edition 1.3 TF2 $2.58 PP -
Hollow Knight 2.5 TF2 Refer To My Other Thread $4.93 PP Refer To My Other Thread Must-Play Metroidvanias Bundle
Homefront: The Revolution 0.8 TF2 $1.65 PP -
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak 0.4 TF2 $0.76 PP -
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Digital Special Edition 0.6 TF2 $1.22 PP -
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 0.6 TF2 $1.14 PP -
Hotline Miami 0.9 TF2 $1.81 PP -
House Flipper 3.1 TF2 $6.08 PP -
Human: Fall Flat 1.2 TF2 $2.29 PP -
HuniePop 0.4 TF2 $0.85 PP -
Huntdown 1.7 TF2 $3.3 PP -
Hurtworld 2.2 TF2 $4.4 PP -
Hyper Light Drifter 1.6 TF2 $3.09 PP -
Hypnospace Outlaw 0.8 TF2 $1.53 PP -
I Am Fish 0.4 TF2 $0.72 PP -
I Expect You To Die 1.3 TF2 $2.67 PP -
I-NFECTED 4.0 TF2 $8.02 PP -
INSIDE 1.6 TF2 $3.14 PP -
INSURGENCY 2.2 TF2 $4.46 PP -
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition 0.4 TF2 $0.73 PP -
Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition 1.6 TF2 $3.16 PP -
Imperator: Rome 1.1 TF2 $2.28 PP -
In Sound Mind 0.5 TF2 $0.91 PP -
Injustice 2 Legendary Edition 1.1 TF2 $2.21 PP -
Injustice 2 0.9 TF2 $1.74 PP -
Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition 0.6 TF2 $1.29 PP -
Into the Breach 1.5 TF2 $2.91 PP -
Into the Radius VR 3.3 TF2 $6.6 PP -
Ion Fury 1.9 TF2 $3.74 PP -
Iron Harvest 0.9 TF2 $1.83 PP -
Jalopy 0.9 TF2 $1.81 PP -
Job Simulator 6.1 TF2 $12.21 PP -
Jurassic World Evolution 2 2.2 TF2 $4.4 PP -
Jurassic World Evolution 0.7 TF2 $1.43 PP -
Just Cause 2 0.4 TF2 $0.87 PP -
Just Cause 3 XXL Edition 1.2 TF2 $2.34 PP -
Just Cause 4: Complete Edition 1.9 TF2 $3.82 PP -
KartKraft 4.2 TF2 $8.39 PP -
Katamari Damacy REROLL 1.0 TF2 $2.08 PP -
Katana ZERO 1.4 TF2 $2.88 PP -
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes 2.7 TF2 $5.42 PP -
Kerbal Space Program 1.3 TF2 $2.58 PP -
Killer Instinct 8.7 TF2 $17.3 PP -
Killing Floor 2 0.7 TF2 $1.38 PP -
Killing Floor 0.8 TF2 $1.69 PP -
Kingdom Come: Deliverance 1.6 TF2 $3.09 PP -
Kingdom: Two Crowns 1.1 TF2 $2.09 PP -
Kitaria Fables 0.4 TF2 $0.75 PP -
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Premium Edition 0.5 TF2 $0.9 PP -
LEGO Batman Trilogy 1.4 TF2 $2.74 PP -
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 0.6 TF2 $1.2 PP -
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 0.6 TF2 $1.16 PP -
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga 0.6 TF2 $1.16 PP -
LEGO® City Undercover 1.0 TF2 $1.93 PP -
LEGO® DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition 1.9 TF2 $3.77 PP -
LEGO® DC Super-Villains 0.5 TF2 $0.95 PP -
LEGO® Jurassic World™ 0.4 TF2 $0.88 PP -
LEGO® MARVEL's Avengers 0.4 TF2 $0.78 PP -
LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition 1.1 TF2 $2.15 PP -
LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 0.7 TF2 $1.32 PP -
LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens - Deluxe Edition 1.1 TF2 $2.23 PP -
LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens 0.5 TF2 $0.98 PP -
LEGO® Worlds 1.0 TF2 $1.96 PP -
LIMBO 0.4 TF2 $0.71 PP -
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective 0.7 TF2 $1.45 PP -
Labyrinthine 1.8 TF2 $3.54 PP -
Lake 0.6 TF2 $1.11 PP -
Last Oasis 0.8 TF2 $1.67 PP -
Layers of Fear 2 6.1 TF2 $12.22 PP -
Layers of Fear 0.6 TF2 $1.11 PP -
Legion TD 2 2.3 TF2 $4.56 PP -
Len's Island 4.1 TF2 $8.16 PP -
Lethal League Blaze 2.4 TF2 $4.78 PP -
Lethal League 1.5 TF2 $2.97 PP -
Library Of Ruina 3.2 TF2 $6.36 PP -
Life is Feudal: Your Own 0.7 TF2 $1.32 PP -
Life is Strange 2 Complete Season 0.7 TF2 $1.43 PP -
Little Misfortune 2.2 TF2 $4.42 PP -
Little Nightmares Complete Edition 1.6 TF2 $3.09 PP -
Little Nightmares 0.9 TF2 $1.79 PP -
Lobotomy Corporation Monster Management Simulation 5.0 TF2 $9.88 PP -
Loot River 2.9 TF2 $5.76 PP -
Lords of the Fallen Game of the Year Edition 0.8 TF2 $1.61 PP -
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2023.06.08 12:30 autobuzzfeedbot 17 Times Celebs Had Clever Comebacks To Rude Or Ridiculous Interview Questions

  1. When Sofía Vergara appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, she shut down the host's stereotypical view of Colombia, the country she grew up in.
  2. Joan Rivers immediately ended an interview with The CW 31 when the hosts insulted her daughter, Melissa.
  3. In a 2015 interview with CQC, Orange Is the New Black costars Samira Wiley and Natasha Lyonne shut down an interviewer's sexist question about working with other women on set.
  4. When the Stranger Things cast played a game on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2016, Finn Wolfhard surprised everyone — even himself! — with a quick comeback to Fallon's joking insult.
  5. During a 2012 appearance on Sway in the Morning, Lauren Conrad flipped an invasive question about her sex life into a humble brag about her business acumen.
  6. On a 2004 episode of Late Show with David Letterman, Aishwarya Rai shut down the host when he tried to poke fun at her culture.
  7. During a 2014 press conference, Jonah Hill had the perfect response to a question about his body and typecasting.
  8. In a 2011 interview with Chris Van Vliet, Anne Hathaway called him out for asking about weight loss.
  9. In 2018, Rihanna called out an Access Hollywood reporter who insisted she should've been invited to the royal wedding because she met Prince Harry once two years prior.
  10. In a 2009 interview with ET Canada, Megan Fox playfully shut down an interviewer who was very forwardly flirting with her.
  11. During the 2014 SAG Awards, a pair of TNT red carpet reporters questioned if Mayim Bialik was as smart as the neurobiologist she played on The Big Bang Theory. She swiftly corrected them.
  12. During a 2015 radio interview with Power 106, Ariana Grande called out the hosts for asking a sexist question.
  13. On a 2017 NYFW red carpet, Jim Carrey turned an E! Insider reporter's question about why he was there into a philosophical discussion.
  14. When Kevin Hart appeared on ESPN First Take, Skip Bayless tried to call him out — only for the comedian to turn it back around.
  15. In 2012, an Extra interviewer tried to ask Scarlett Johansson about what underwear she wore under her Black Widow costume — and she wasn't having it.
  16. When Jerry Seinfeld appeared on Larry King Live, the host questioned if his hit show, Seinfeld, had been canceled by the network due to a decline in popularity. Seinfeld jokingly questioned King's credibility.
  17. And finally, when Lady Gaga was unhappy with David Letterman's questions, she snatched them off his desk and ate them.
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2023.06.08 12:24 FragPanda Class Idea "Stained Sword"

I hope the upcoming paragraph will entertain you to some degree. I'm not that deep into the lore - so if there any mistakes don't judge me. I will be happy if you point out those mistakes in constructive way and maybe give me pointers on where i can catch up to them. I'm here for the class idea but i felt a need to give the class a bit of a background.
This is about Noriel. A knight of Zakarum who always questioned the righteousness of the actions of the church. He had to leave the church as he couldn't agree with the church and how they handled things - especially the crusades. In his heart he swore an oath to protect the people, to protect life not to conquer the lands and forcing a religion onto other people.
After he left, he joined the Demon Hunters in the Dreadlands. He heard that they focused on slaying demons and walking their respective path alone. A way of working that fit Noriels ideals. As he aquired new skills, new ways of thinking while training with the Order-masters, he engaged in battle with countless demons in the dreadlands as there was an abundance of them.
But one thing wouldn't escape his mind: death. Death was always imminent, countless and unstoppable. He saw so many knights, demon hunters and innocenct people die to likes of demons. It didn't matter how skilled they were with their swords, shields, conceilment techniques or even the ability to use holy magic. The battles against demons were always exhausting and always had the price: the life of the people trying to protect or those that should be protected.
All of this changed Noriels attitude. He had enough of it. He swore to protect life and even with the exchange of his own. So why wouldn't he go to the extreme with it and decided to delve into dark magic. If he couldn't beat all those masses in a "good" and righteous way, why shouldn't he derive from his path.
So he began to look into the ways on how to learn to wield dark magic and was soon able to join the Priests of Rathma. There he abandoned his surname, as it was expected of one as a Priest of Rathma, and worked his path to be an acolyte inside the order. Achieving the rank of acolyte was enough for Noriel to learn about the magic that he wanted to use. Magic that he could infuse the tools he was most profound with, his weaponry. He learned how to bear this tainting magic and how he could minimise the consequences of using it, not that he got rid of the risks involving it.
With that he began to wander around Sanctuary again. His only goal was to chase after demons and sending them back to the burning hells. Not once did it cross his mind, during all this, to pick up his surname again, as he thought that it would sully the name of his ancestors.
This journey continued for a while and rumors started to spread about a sole wanderer eradicating demons all on his own. Because of this he gained followers that shared the same thought: the normal ways and the light are not powerful enough to stop demons from torturing this world. While Noriel gained more and more followers, they turned this small group of individuals more into an order, nameless at the time and only equipped with one purpose.
But for the people within Sanctuary which witnessed their battles, which saw the remains of the battlefields and felt the tainted energy that was still looming around, left behind and sticking to environment, the order had gained a name from those people. This name was so fitting it spread like wildfire, every person that witnessed the order without knowing their name would connect this name in an instant to what they had witnessed. But this name wasn't just fitting, it also held the mixed feelings the people had about the order.
Order of the Stained Sword, a light cast by darkness
So with that out of the way, lets get to the class idea. I personally think that this class (even without the background i just gave) would fit really good in the diablo universe and it would also scratch my itch about a "real" sword fighting class.
So here is what I cooked for sword centered class utilizing corrupting magic: So the idea is that the main way of fighting is done with the weapons in hand and the magic they use mainly provides additional utility and dmg while "corrupting" the user to some degree Basically a every magical skill provides up and downsides for the player to play with Those magical skills would be categorized into demonic, blood and dark magic
As the main stats in D4 are always devided into two: i wanted to give this class a more connected stat spread in comparison to the other classes, as the their fighting and casting is intertwined as well Dex would provide 80% of the skill dmg stat and 20% for the resource generation and int would provide the the 20% of the skill dmg and 80% for the resource generation
For weapon proficiencies: 2h: sword, polearms, scythes 1h: daggers, swords, scythes
Core skills would consist of something along the lines of: 2 “generic” skills that can be used by any weapon combination in hand 2 skills that are equippable either way but behave differently on 1h/1h or 2h usage 1 skill enabling 2h + dagger - with a downside cause of the corrupting magic that lets the user allow to wield 2h and dagger 1 skill focusing a bit more on the magical part like weapons dancing around the character in some sort of way - you get the picture
For the class ability, I had a rough sketch in my head in which the user can choose between 3 different paths which sounds generic but I think there is some charm to it: A - deep diving into the magic - mana is a bigger factor now, skills can be used if depleted -> cost HP B1 - good ol’ half/half - sacrificing an arm and opposite leg - to acquire demonification in just those limbs, while keeping sanity - demonic enhanced combat - either way of demonifcation for the half/half would work B2 - instead of half/half focusing on demonifcation - demonic possession would also be cool and could fit this path C - staying true to its core - honing the skills of weapon mastery - maybe buff over time while not having used a corrupting skill - while the corrupting skill itself also increases in power - with greater drawbacks too
I would love to hear your thoughts about the class idea and if you think that this class would fit the diablo universe as well as i think it would. As i said any pointers regarding the background story are appreciated And with that I wish you all happy blasting - may the butcher not mess with your hardcore dreams for our fellow hardcore players
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2023.06.08 12:12 vpyr [Rise of the elven sage] - Chapter 34

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Having wrapped up the clothing preparations, the days leading to the auction were consumed by intense training for Raphael. Every aspect was covered—how to carry himself with poise, how to expertly highlight the specifics of each item on the stage. Raphael's mastery over his magic grew with each passing day, despite the lingering inability to summon or reconnect with Azura. In his innermost thoughts, he concluded that the power bestowed upon him by Azura had drained him, necessitating time to regain his strength.
On the fifth day of his training, Raphael progressed from freezing a single glass of water to tackling two simultaneously. While he still relied on visual or physical contact with the objects, his speed had undeniably improved. A sense of pride swelled within him, even if it was just a modest advancement. However, a tinge of sadness clouded his accomplishment as he realized their imminent interruption. The trio needed additional provisions, and since George would draw too much attention and Sanya's safety was of the utmost importance, it fell upon Raphael to venture out into the perilous city. Though they managed to establish wired communication, enabling them to place orders, the availability of necessities remained limited. They had secured practical clothing for Sanya, prioritizing utility, yet George, contrary to his previous stance, insisted on including a frilly ocher dress, deeming it an absolute necessity. Raphael couldn't shake the sensation that he saw his own daughter in Sanya and wanted to indulge her, but he chose to keep his thoughts to himself.
Setting the two frozen glasses of water aside, Raphael made his way to the kitchen, where a prepared pan awaited. The blocks of ice would be thawed, allowing them to reclaim the water for reuse. However, instead of activating the heat, he redirected his steps toward the dressing room. Hanging from a coat hanger was the order he had received for the day, including yet another gray beanie to conceal his elven ears during their shopping excursion.
The previous evening, the trio had meticulously compiled a shopping list. Dried and canned meats, dried fruits—typical survivalist or tinfoil-head essentials. However, the egg supply was running dangerously low, and Sanya pleaded with Raphael to procure her favorite candy, a peculiar request that left him slightly bewildered. Nonetheless, he resolved to grant her wish and purchase candied ginger. Meanwhile, George had a special request for a particular cut of meat from his preferred butcher, framing it as a celebratory dinner. But deep down, Raphael couldn't shake the feeling that it was more akin to a last supper, an unspoken acknowledgment of the lurking dangers that surrounded them.
Donning the military-style hoodie and baggy jeans he had prepared beforehand, and the gray beanie suspended on the coat hanger, Raphael couldn't suppress a smile. At twenty-eight years old, he resembled a man experiencing a midlife crisis, attempting to appear hip for his younger girlfriend, eager to delve into activities like skateboarding or mountain biking. His transformation was remarkable, a departure from his usual self. Nobody would recognize him, not that anyone would in the city of Offerstone where he wasn't a familiar face, but he couldn't afford to take any risks. Embracing his newfound persona, Raphael ventured onto the bustling streets to acquire the necessary supplies. In his mind, the streets should have been filled with life, reminiscent of the vibrant energy worthy of a capital city. However, the reality was quite different. The main road appeared eerily empty, with only a handful of people scattered here and there, aimlessly wandering, and the occasional passing cars. The sidewalks were littered with motionless vehicles, frozen in time for the past few weeks. Raphael had observed during his brief outings that prices had skyrocketed to astronomical levels, a distressing indication that the less fortunate would soon face hunger and desperation. Despite the facade of normalcy, the situation had already taken a turn for the worse, lurking just beneath the surface. Navigating through the streets, Raphael found himself making his way towards the next supermarket, the cacophony of a familiar armed military vehicle blaring through the air. Anger welled up inside him, his fists clenching within the confines of his hoodie. The scene reminded him of those old war movies, depicting tyrannical regimes, how they manipulated and intimidated their own people. The vehicle roamed the streets every hour, its speakers blaring McKennsy's proclamations and orders, day and night, attempting to instill fear or perhaps buy compliance.
"Report any sightings or information leading to the capture of a dangerous individual, and you'll be rewarded with five thousand! Bring them directly to us, and it's ten thousand! And for each additional Demi-Human, an extra six thousand awaits you! Stay safe. They are a threat!" the vehicle announced as it zoomed past Raphael. "President McKennsy permits the ownership of these captives as slaves if they can be proven docile! In other news, a new law has been enacted, making it illegal to own firearms on your own. All firearms and ammunition need to be given to your next military officer! Failure to comply will lead to arrest and a possible death sentence. Homelessness is strictly forbidden, those who will be found after 10 pm and without a special permit will be deemed homeless and conscripted into the military and provided shelter! For humans, by humans! Victory to McKennsy. He will lead us into-"
Raphael was relieved as the vehicle swiftly disappeared, sparing him from further exposure to such nonsensical propaganda. Yet, it did not end. The harsh truth about humanity was and still is that unless it affects them directly, they're willing to turn a blind eye. The darkness of this reality loomed large. It was evident in the despicable act of Sanya being betrayed and sold out by her own parents. Even now, as Raphael walked the streets, he overheard the murmurs of a few passersby, their voices filled with disdain. They spoke of driving away the so-called dangerous Demi-Humans, of profiting from their labor, and how splendid it would be when they finally crushed these "filthy" creatures back into their place. The echoes of such sentiments painted a grim picture of the prevailing prejudice and indifference. Other than this blatant racism in the open, the empty streets and the supply emergency that caused prices to soar, it looked like Offerstone was fairly undamaged. There was no widespread destruction caused by a crystal, and based on the information George and Raphael had gathered so far, it seemed that transformations were few and far between. They had tentatively concluded that the crystals played a role in these transformations, but lacked concrete evidence to support their hypothesis. Some Demi-Humans had emerged, like Sanya, who, despite her unfortunate circumstances, was still fortunate compared to others. They had discovered that both Demi-Humans and humans could go berserk or even explode, leaving behind a gruesome splatter of blood and an inconspicuous crater. Raphael understood the reason behind this phenomenon and had already explained to George and Sanya that it was likely the result of their magic spiraling out of control. As he walked past one of the rare craters caused by such an event, a wave of reflection washed over him. Why had he not encountered anyone else capable of wielding magic? Was it truly challenging to gain control over it, and was he merely fortunate, or were they purposely concealing their abilities? Raphael was left pondering these questions, yearning for answers he couldn't grasp. Finally, he arrived at the supermarket, its entrance guarded by armed security scrutinizing every person entering and exiting. A nearby sign warned them to maintain silence and avoid causing trouble, as the law granted permission to kill. The interior of the supermarket resembled a grayscale painting. The once vibrant advertisements urging customers to purchase various products had vanished. Only a lone cashier remained, surrounded by a security presence. A lengthy queue snaked through the store. The shelves, depleted by more than half, displayed scarcity and desperation. Signs pleaded with customers to limit their purchases to one or two items at most. The abundance of choices had been slashed, leaving behind a grim reality. Fresh fruits and vegetables were a distant memory, replaced by withered, soft potatoes and bell peppers that were anything but appetizing. The exorbitant prices only added insult to injury.
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2023.06.08 12:08 RubynChoi ACROSS THE SPIDERVERSE THEORY: Future of Miles Morales

So I have been coming across a lot of popular and cool theories about the spiderverse films. I love them and they are fun to read/watch, but I feel like no one is seeing the bigger picture. By all means this is my personal theory and I have no say in what theory is right or wrong. Also i'm relatively new to theory writing and posting on reddit so it may be a bit unorganized.
Lets talk about a popular theory. The Earth 1610 miles was supposed to be the prowler. I think it doesnt matter if he is supposed to be or not. Here's why. The whole purpose and message (imo) of the spiderverse films especially the latest installment, is that miles is supposed to break the cannon. We keep seeing jokes and jabs at the fact that all spidermen have to experience loss and the death of a police captain and that gwen stacy never works out. The movie is constantly shoving this right into the audiences faces but everyone seems to take it as a joke.
Ok let me organize. My statement: Miles Morales can create his own destiny.
evidence: In the beginning of across the spiderverse we see his parents in a meeting with the counselor. She tells them that her page is blank for miles and shes not sure what he wants with his future. When miles enters the room he tells his parents what he wants only to get negative responses of them telling him to apply somewhere else and to stay closer to home. In the moment it may feel like simple family matters, but if the writers put that in intentionally... It may be the best foreshadowing I have ever seen. Miles has goals, wants, needs. He is told over and over again from many people to stay in his own lane, to do something else, etc. His parents, the spider society telling him he wasn't meant to be... Yet he breaks through and always manages to beat all odds. We can see this back in the first film when they say he cant control his powers and that he doesnt have experience. He pushes through and immediately finds a way to improve and achieve what he wanted to do. (To escort everyone back to their earths and defeat kingpin). The point of the story is to say that you can be who you want to be. You can do what you want to do. Nothing can stop you even the cannon.
Okay now that i put down my theory in a story driven and rhetorical way, I can introduce the comics.
It all starts with Earth-001. (Disclaimer I know briefly about the comics so excuse any holes or feel free to add on or critique) Neith and Gaea were sisters. you can read about them somewhere else, but what I wanted to add was that Neith created the web of life (The Great web). Her sister was jealous and angry, so she created the great nest. Then you have people like madame webb, The Bride, The Other, The Scion, The Patternmaker and The Master Weaver.
Ok so as im writing I feel like this doesnt matter in this context. All you have to know is the origin of the web of life, spider totems, spiderggeddon, totem war, and the destruction of the spiderverse.
Miles was heavily involved in the destruction of the spiderverse. But here is how I think that comic cannon of him will apply into the films. Miles will undoubtedly save everyone and get with gwen. I think it will be such a disappointment if they were to kill his dad or gwen and let him learn like the other spidermen (YET). Been there, done that. I think that he will achieve what he wants but at the expense of the destruction of his Earth. But not necessarily a whole devastating end. He will cause an incursion that will bind the mcu and his earth. This has been done in the Miles morales comics where earth 616 ends up forming with 1610 when the spiderverse ends and it is rebuilt. They might do something with silk and madame webb against Gaea, but thats not too important now. Gwen and his dads relationship might turn sour for some reasons (not too sure on that). But my intuition is telling me that his mom will die. With his mom dead miles' dad will form a hatred for spiderman. That's where gwen comes in since shes experienced this before. There will be a development between miles uncovering his identity to his dad and his dad dealing and learning the truth. I am not too sure what will happen to gwen, but hopefully they just have a falling out and not a death.
I say this because in the comics he ends up dating kate bishop. And this is maybe pushing it too far but has anyone noticed Hailee Steinfeld plays both kate bishop and gwen? This just makes me a little more certain that miles will end up in the mcu.
Ok so this theory really diverged out. So let me organize it here
  1. Miles will choose to fight for his own destiny
  2. the decision of him doing that will cause an opening for him and the entire spiderverse to be indefinitely connected to the MCU
At the end of the day. The purpose of this installment in my eyes, is to prove that miles can be and do what he wants. The amount of constant dialogue on cannon and how everyone is supposed to be this or that only makes it more obvious that the story wont end with him accepting it. Just because other spidermen learned from tragedies doesnt mean he has to. I mean thats why hes an anomaly. Hes not like the other spidermen. It just wouldn't make sense story wise if they ended with him accepting miguels rules. Like how boring would that be. He lets his dad die, and lets gwen fade away. But now he is full of wisom and a better spiderman! Like please.
This being said. In the comics its only briefly he blends with Earth 616 but im pretty sure Neith reveals herself and brings back all the dead spidermen and miles is sent back.
I know this was a very hard read. I just had to get my thoughts out. I probably left alot out of my original thoughts and there are probably alot of holes but hopefully anyone who reads this can make some adjustments.
Just trying to put a bigger picture twist than most theories ive been seeing circulating online
And wouldnt live action miles with tom holland be awesome. I mean this theory wouldve been completely insane 5-10 years ago, but with the emerging multiverse and spiderverse already being set, it only makes sense.
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