Art follow up xc3
/r/timelapse - Showing the world from a different temporal perspective
2009.10.15 23:31 chickensh1t /r/timelapse - Showing the world from a different temporal perspective
/timelapse - Showing the world from a different temporal perspective
2010.02.15 13:15 Concept Art
A collection of stunning concept art.
2008.01.25 18:37 Illustration: conveying meaning at a glance
2023.05.31 01:57 Gloomberrry I keep getting knocked down and I don't know if I can get back up again....
I'm sorry if this doesn't make sense....I'm literally so beside myself at the moment and have no one to confide in.... I am so incredibly overwhelmed right now. I've always been the kind of person who flies through life by the seat of my pants. Stability isn't something I ever really had, so I've never really had a problem with it. But I'm realizing now that's always worked out for me because I've always had a great support network. Caring friends, a big family. But now as things are falling apart as they often do, I'm doing it alone. My mom moved out of state, my sisters moved 4 hours away and I've been growing apart from all of my friends. I was supposed to get a house with my current roommate, my best friend of 7 years and best friends brother. But for whatever reason, after we applied for said house best friend says living together will ruin our friendship, so he was going to bail. That really upset me......A week before we had been drinking and talking about how excited we were about it and how it was going to make both of our lives better....so I felt like it was very out of nowhere. Now I'm not proud of it, but I went off on him when he told me about how he was being selfish and I was super upset. The next day he sent me a text something along the lines of "I have this weird urge to tell u I appreciate u" which set me off again. I told him that I cared about him, but I needed time.to cool off before we spoke again, to that he replied he didn't feel like "waiting around" and blocked me. That same day, I found out I was yet again passed over for a promotion but was expected to train the person who got the position instead and was knocked down to part time. I found all of this out before a shift. I was in my car trying to compose myself when I called my mother, something which I rarely do since she's moved to try to vent. But no answer. However I did get a hold of my eldest sister who decided to share with me that our other sister had a violent mental health episode and attacked her fiance, and had to be picked up by police. Now I've grown pretty numb to her chaos, but she does have a young daughter so the idea of my niece being involved with all of that was definitely a giant source of worry. So much so I didn't even really bring.up to my sister why I called.her in the first place. So I walk into my job, trying to keep it together when low and behold this is the day the owner of the company is here. Now I'm barely holding it together so I figure, fuck it. I'm not getting the promotion anyway, I'm going to leave early. And I try to explain to the owner why I'm frustrated about the work place environment but she just does not listen at all. So I go home and try to regroup. It was looking like me and my current roommate were just going to get a new 2 bedroom for ourselves because the one were currently in is bug infested. We filled out an application for one....but the following day at work (we work together) my roommate had a bit of a break down. A coworker told me she was freaking out in the back room, so I go in to check on her and she accuses me of being apart of some conspiracy to spy on her, and gaslight her about it. I'm incredibly confused, and then she just runs off. I'm not entirely sure what to do....but the owner had the audacity of accusing her of being on drugs (which I know for a fact she wasn't. She has a history of mental illness) and I just quit on the spot. I know it wasn't wise, but I had no idea what else to do. I felt unappreciated, unstable, unsupported. So I walked out. And that was definitely the dumbest thing I could have done. I found a new job but it doesn't start for two weeks. I've been trying to door dash to make ends meet, but the most I've ever gotten was 60$ in a day and that's not counting what I had to pay in gas.....and now I'm having to find a place to live on my own but it's so incredibly expensive. I thought maybe I could go live with my stable sister, but low and behold crazy sister is living with her while she's in recovery. And don't get me wrong, I'm so happy she's seeking help and trying to get better, but since she is staying with our eldest sister, I no longer have anywhere to go. My mother doesn't have the space for me, my closest friends refuse to speak to me, and I don't have anyone close enough to me to ask for that kind of space, but our lease is up June 1st regardless. I've applied to one house, but didn't get it, and all of the apartments I've looked at have administrative fees 200 or more which I can't afford on top of applications fees, deposit ect rn...so I'm just counting down the days until I have to move into my car and give up my cat....and like I know once I start working again and saving money I'll be okay. And like a month or two in my car isn't that bad, like at least I have a car to sleep in, but I'm just feeling so very small and helpless and can't imagine things ever being good again
submitted by Gloomberrry
to offmychest [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:56 AcidSilver Respect Death (Have A Nice Death)
"Get back to work." Created from the deepest void, the entity known as "Death" has existed since the dawn of time alongside his equals, Time and Life. His work in the universe started out as a small family business, reaping the souls of the living by his own bony hand over billions of years. But over time Death had grown weary and his scythe elbow had only gotten worse; that's when he had the brilliant idea to create the Sorrows, beings of death who would do the work for him, while he took his spot as CEO of Death Incorporated. Unfortunately, the Sorrows have begun to grow out of control and are more focused on reaping as many souls as possible, causing Death to literally become buried in paperwork. So it's time for Death to take up his loyal cloak, his magical Pitbook and his trusty scythe once more so he can remind the Sorrows whose in charge and take down the mysterious being who seeks to use his Sorrows to depose him as CEO of Death Incorporated.
Weapons Death may have started his career with nothing more than his basic scythe and a handful of magic spells. but over the years he's expanded his repertoire of deadly weapons. What's more, Death has a variety of different scythes (and some non scythes) to choose as his main weapon due to its transformation feature. Though Death has countless weapons at his disposal, we only see 71 in the game. Every weapon also has its own Frenzy attack which is a super powerful move that is charged up as Death deals damage.
His trusty blade that can cut through space, time, and the elements. Death can summon his blade by holding out his hand as it flies towards him or he can simply have it teleport to him. Death can also stand in place to charge up his energy for a powerful charge attack
A sentient flying cloak that prefers to stay wrapped around Death's shoulders, the cloak not only lets Death turn invisible but can also transform into a variety of deadly weapons. It even protects him from the elements.
- The Diss Scythe: A variation of the basic scythe that allows Death to attack from further away.
- Twinsie: A variation of the basic scythe that prioritizes power over speed due to its second blade.
- Sickles: A pair of sickles that allow Death to attack at higher speeds in exchange for less range.
- Billhooks: A pair of blades that Death can throw at enemies before they return to his hands just like a boomerang
- Parasol 1.0: An enchanted parasol that can not only stab through foes with brutal efficiency but can also act as a shield/deflector.
- Seletine: Has slower attack speed but by slamming the mace end into the ground, Death can boost the power of his next attack.
A fireproof, floating, magical book that is filled with all kinds of magical spells that Death has learned over the years. It follows Death around like a loyal dog and if opened by anyone else other than Death, the only text visible will read: "WOOF! WOOFWOOOF! GRRR!"
- Behammorth: A powerful hammer that's bigger than Death himself that hits hard in exchange for its slow attack speed.
- Brutumhammer: An upgrade of the Behammorth that lets Death slam it into the ground, launching stones all around him.
- Shake Spear: A long range spear that Death uses to attack foes with a three-pronged combo.
- Jabelin: A spear that Death uses to launch himself forward towards enemies, impaling anyone in his way.
- Sisword: A blade that Death uses to quickly jump in the air before diving at foes at lightning speeds.
- Drageanor: The sister to the Sisword, this blade allows Death to launch sharp projectiles with each swing.
- Slaymore: A giant sword that Death swings as he jumps in the air before slamming it down on the ground.
- Slaygore: Similar in size to the Slaymore, the Slaygore allows Death to slam the blade into the ground and send out an electrical shockwave. Can also be used to launch projectiles when swung mid air.
- Whirl Daggers: A pair of poisoned blades that Death uses to stab anyone nearby.
- Daggust: Death uses powerful gusts of wind to move back and forth in a flurry of sharp blades.
- Kaze-Kunai: Death throws out pairs of rapid-fire daggers (that are sharper than any metal on the surface) in a straight line. Death can summon an unlimited amount of these weapons.
- Arashi-Kunai: Death summons half a dozen daggers in front of him before launching them in a straight line. Death can summon an unlimited amount of these weapons.
- Ferral Fists: A pair of powerful arms that crush whoever is between its giant hands.
- Raparrier: A rapier that Death uses to brutally stab anyone in front of him. Should anyone wield this object then they will be consumed by an unstoppable rage until they stab someone with this blade. Death is immune to this effect.
- Dirty Dagger: A small dagger that, if stabbed in the back, injects you with a metallic substance that attacks your vital organs.
- Rocket Launcher: A rocket launcher that holds a malicious soul within, amplifying its power.
- Revelation Bow: A deadly bow and arrow shot with extreme efficiency. Death can summon an unlimited amount of arrows.
- Fire Bow: Similar to the Revelation Bow but with a slight homing effect on its arrows. Death can summon an unlimited amount of arrows.
- Death Star: A vicious looking morning star that Death had made after almost getting into a fight with a strange, cloaked, old man who kept bragging about his new "secret" space base while at a seminar.
- Murray of Crows: Death summons a murder of crows to surround him, damaging anything nearby.
- Vampire Battery: Death electrocutes himself and anyone nearby while also shooting out electrified bats at random. Death is not harmed by this.
- Beasteel: Death summons spider-like limbs from his back before jumping onto nearby enemies. Can also shoot out projectiles when used mid air.
- Excavor: Giant steel blades surge out of the ground around Death, impaling anyone nearby.
Each of Death's spells consume a portion of his max mana reserves that automatically fills back up unless fully drained in which case it refills after a few seconds. While he starts the game with a low amount of mana that can be increased with items, this appears to be a gameplay mechanic as he is described as being able to increase his mana reserves at will and far beyond what the game will allow with the Focus spell.
- Fire Arrow: A simple fireball spell.
- Dark Talons: Summons a clawed hand from a creature named Charlie that grabs foes and pulls them closer to Death.
- Explosion: Causes an explosion.
- Poisoned Gift: Death throws two balls of venom made up of all the venoms of every snake found on the surface, poisons excreted from all the most lethal spiders who have ever existed, and a hint of wild mint for flavor.
- Boomerang Hex: Death shoots curved pure mana that then comes back around like a boomerang. Can launch more than one at a time.
- Myriad of Stars: Death summons a handful of miniature stars that then fly forward.
- Shockwave: Death releases an energy wave all around him.
- Spitfire: Pitbook shoots out a trail of fire on the ground.
- Poison Mist: A poison cloud of gas so powerful that it can poison a being made of pure toxic sludge. Can summon more than one cloud at a time.
- Boulderain: Summons boulders out of thin air and rain down on enemies.
- Mordicine: Death ingests a pill that hurts him in exchange for increased damage.
- Sacrifix: Death deals slight damage to himself over a period of a few seconds in exchange for two cups of Koffee (healing items)
- Vladislaw: Heals Death but reduces his maximum health with each use.
- Aleistar: A magical time bomb.
- Dark Claws: Summons Charlie's claws to rip and tear at foes.
- Bees: Death summons a pair regular bees that chase after foes. Can summon more than one pair at a time.
- Moskillto: A pair of magically enhanced mosquitos that chase after foes. Can summon more than one pair at a time.
- Star Raving Mad: Summons a meteor shower to rain down on foes.
- Skyfall: Lightning bolts rain down in front of Death.
- Makeshift Rockets: Death shoots a magical firework that explodes on impact.
- Piercing Ray: Death shoots out beams of light that home in on foes.
- Spiteful Chomper: Summons one of Charlie's mouths that crawl forward, chomping on anything in their path. Can summon more than one at a time.
- Starry Halo: Summons two stars that temporarily spin around Death, damaging anything that comes near. Can summon more than one pair at a time.
- Firescreamer: Pitbook shoots out a stream of fire in front of Death.
- Soul Razor: Opens a vortex that damages enemies within while enhancing Death's damage.
- Focus: Temporarily increases Death's mana regeneration speed while also temporarily increasing his max health and mana reserves.
- Voracious Burst: A spell that lowers Death's maximum health in return for summoning a spectral mouth in front of Death that heals Death equal to the 15% damage dealt.
- Ganglion X-4: Summons spiked balls that can bounce around for a few seconds before disappearing. Can summon more than one at a time.
- Frostbreeze: Shoots out a freezing gust of wind that also inflicts Frozen which slows down foes
- EyeSeeYou: Summons one of Charlie's eyeballs that acts as a turret, shooting projectiles at an enemy before disappearing after a few seconds. Can summon more than one at a time.
- Wishtorm: Shoots down golden bolts of lightning powered by wish magic that can destroy every layer of reality.
- Frostoxic: Causes a bunch of ice spikes to shoot out of the ground.
- Tempus Abjuratum: Traps foes in a bubble of stopped time.
- Sepulchral Ray: Fires a beam of damaging purple energy that inflicts the Arcane effect which deals additional damage after five layers of arcane are applied to a foe.
- Troublecross: Shoots two rays of energy that move in a crisscross formation.
- Wizzalch Barrage: Brings down several lightning bolts on the foe's head.
- Tornadmin: Launches a Mach 2 cyclone at foes that is full of sharp edged papers.
- Lyberis Skulls: Summons exploding skulls around Death, damaging foes.
- Nihilaser: The strongest laser in Death's arsenal, it can destroy all forms of existence in the universe when used correctly.
- Anvilaunch: Death uses telekinesis to rip out one ton's worth of metal from the ground and throws it at foes while it's in the shape of an anvil.
- Void Rift: Tears a hole in the fabric of reality above a foe's head as several of Charlie's fists come flying through, smashing anything beneath them.
Miscellaneous Powers Death can also gain various curses which (despite the name) amplify his stats, scythe, cloak, magic, or give him new abilities outright. As there are 243 curses available, I will only be including those that aren't reliant on gameplay mechanics and can be translated into lore (such as a curse that doubles defense) and will only include the best version of a curse (meaning that if there is a curse that triples Death's damage then I will not post a curse that only doubles his damage).
Now that as an employee you know everything there is to know about the CEO himself it is high time that you got to work filtering souls for the great beyond. So swallow your feelings and put on a smile because the first day of the end of your life begins...now.
- And My Axe!: Every time Death uses a Cloak based weapon, an axe is launched from his cloak.
- Knave of Swords: Summons a small flying scythe that moves around Death.
- Praised Be The Bombcloak!: Every time Death uses a Cloak based weapon, a bomb is launched from his cloak.
- MC Scythe: Death can ignore pain while attacking.
- Astral Claws: Every few seconds, the foe (or a random foe if there is more than one) will be attacked by invisible claws.
- Soul Sucker: After taking damage, a percentage of any damage that Death deals in the next two seconds is gained as health.
- Tyrannical Boss: After taking damage, the next attack that Death lands deals 200% more damage
- Social Toxicity: All of Death's attacks inflict poison on foes.
- Burning Up: Death's attacks burns foes.
- Perish The Thought...: Death's attacks inflict Frozen on foes, slowing them down.
- Millanima Eye: Death gains two extra Anima slots.
- Burn-Out Channeling: Being damaged increases the Frenzy gauge.
- A Spoonful Of Suger: Every attack has a 10% chance of freezing an enemy in time. Both this curse and Tempus Abjuratum are strong enough to work on Time himself.
- Anima Lambic: Consuming an Anima grants Death temporary regeneration.
- Eye For An Eye: Being damaged grants Death temporary regeneration.
- Tooth For A Tooth: Being damaged grants Death a 30% chance of gaining an Anima.
- Straw Helm: Doubles Death's defense.
- Animoolah: Golden Animas fully heal Death.
- Corvus Nefas: Being damaged launches crows towards the nearest foe.
- Flash Of Brilliance: Every attack causes the target to be struck by lightning.
- Conflagrations: Using a spell causes explosions to appear around Death.
- Iranima: Using an Anima fills up Death's Frenzy bar by 50%.
- Crow Cover: Using a spell launches crows towards the nearest foe.
- Imminent Burnout: The Cloak periodically launches crows towards the nearest foe.
- Social Security: Death is invincible for one second after taking damage.
- Imminent Reverie: Death periodically creates another Anima.
- Zeus's Wrath: Being damaged causes the foe to be struck by lightning.
- Static Electricity: Using a Cloak based weapon causes the nearest foe to be struck by lightning.
- Stroke of Luck: Death will survive a fatal attack as long as he's not one hit away from death. This effect will continue as long as this is the case.
Welcome To The Afterlife
submitted by AcidSilver
to respectthreads [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:56 TileFloor STUPID MISTAKE EVERY TIME
Hi. Every time I try a new recipe and really hype it up and get every psyched for it, I INVARIABLY do one stupid thing to mess it up. This time I used two chicken breasts to make chicken salad but followed a recipe that called for at least three, and put in the corresponding amount of (way too much) mayo. It’s inedible unless I make more chicken. What’s your stupid mistake that ruined what was supposed to be perfect?
submitted by TileFloor
to Cooking [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:55 WebsterFilmSeries Drylongso (1998) – Showing at Webster Film Series on 5/31(WED)–6/1(THUR), at 7:30PM
| || | submitted by WebsterFilmSeries to StLouis [link] [comments]
We can't believe we are nearing the end of May in the blink of an eye! A sneak peek into what Webster Film Series has in store for the next two days–Cauleen Smith
’s Oakland-set 1998 DIY black cult classic Drylongso
, now in 4K! Here for two nights only, 5/31(WED)–6/1(THUR) at 7:30PM. https://preview.redd.it/f9ro77gsk33b1.jpg?width=3300&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=83dfd1688afe2e0e1546a29683a453992e3c2163 Still from Drylongso
Newly restored in 4K, Cauleen Smith’s Oakland-set 1998 DIY charmer Drylongso
focuses on the friendship between young art student Pica (Toby Smith) and Tobi (April Barnett), a woman who lives nearby who is suffering in an abusive relationship. After an initial act of kindness on Pica’s part draws the two together, they later reconnect when Pica, mistakenly taking Tobi for a male, asks to take her photo. Pica is collecting Polaroids of young Black men in Oakland because they’re “becoming extinct,” and Tobi dresses as a man when in public to avoid being catcalled on the street. For a movie where one of the main characters is in an abusive relationship and with a subplot about a serial killer on the loose, Drylongso
remains remarkably light and celebratory, a real joy to watch. Drylongso (Cauleen Smith, 1998, USA, 82 minutes) For more info Showtimes: TWO NIGHTS ONLY, 5/31(WED)–6/1(THUR) at 7:30PM Location: Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119 (Webster U. campus parking in front of and behind Winifred Moore Auditorium is free to patrons during nights we are showing movies!) Admission: $8 for General Admission, $7 for seniors(60+), Webster alumni & students from other schools Sign up for our weekly eNewsletter to stay informed of our upcoming screenings!
2023.05.31 01:55 AutoModerator Iman Gadzhi Courses (Latest Editions)
Contact me if you are interested in Iman Gadzhi Courses by chatting me on +44 759 388 2116 on Telegram/Whatsapp.
I have all Iman Gadzhi courses (Agency Navigator, Agency Incubator, Copy Paste Agency).
Iman Gadzhi’s courses are one of the best products on how to start a marketing agency and how to grow it.
Iman Gadzhi - Agency Navigator includes over 50 hours of step-by-step training covering EVERY
aspect of building an agency from scratch. This is almost a plug & play system with enough success stories to back it up! Signing clients, running Facebook ads, building out your team, on-boarding clients, invoicing, sales... this course has everything
covered for you.
The courses of Iman Gadzhi include the following:
- Agency Navigator course Core Curriculum
- Financial Planner, Revenue Calculator, Outreach Tracker & More Tools
- Websites Templates, Funnels, Ads & More
- Template Contracts, Sales Scripts, Agreements, Live calls & More
The core concepts in Iman Gadzhi’c courses include: - Starting Your Agency - Finding Leads - Signing Clients - Getting Paid - Onboarding Clients - Managing Client Communication... ...and much, much more!
If you are interested in Iman Gadzhi’s courses, contact us on: Whatsapp/Telegram: +44 759 388 2116 (Telegram: multistorecourses) Reddit DM to u/CourseAccess Email: silverlakestore[@]yandex.com (remove the brackets)
submitted by AutoModerator
to ImanGadzhiStation [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:54 katxvai My partner kicked me out and I don’t know my rights.
I (25F) have been kicked out of my partner’s house in Virginia. We’ve lived together in a few places here over the course of six years. I had scheduled to remove my items from the home to a storage unit, but was told to go to the driveway where I was picked up by a friend and haven’t returned.
Initially, my ex gave me one month to remove the items (he said this Friday) meaning I schedule to move and he puts everything on the curb. He is now saying I only have less than ten days saying I have abandoned the property. What can I do?
I’ve attempted to meet their demands and they’re asking for me to pay them what I’ve owed over “verbal contracts”, and I’ve done my best to still be polite and follow their instructions. They’ve made it difficult, asked me to leave them alone when they initiate the conversation, and accuse me of intentionally playing games. I’m not trying to, and I sort of feel like I’m being gaslit. I finally blocked their phone number after asking for everything to go through email or a mutual.
At this point, do I have any right pursue legal action? Or should I just accept what’s happening?
submitted by katxvai
to legaladvice [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:53 averagetrailertrash Welcome to ArtHomework! (Intro, Rules, & Flairs)
Welcome! This sub is for sharing, discussing, and attempting art exercises and assessments.
Attempts may be moved to a different sub in the future if they seem to be overwhelming the front page. In the interim, you can filter by the "exercise
" or "assessment
" flair specifically for instructional content.
Depending on the version of Reddit you're using, you can also filter by flair using the menu in the sidebar.
Please flair your posts!
- There are flairs for attempts, discussions, exercises, and assessments.
- Exercises and assessments have time durations associated with them -- just round up to select the appropriate one.
Check the rules
for full descriptions. The gist:
- Keep your instructions on Reddit if possible. Don't just link out to Imgur or your personal blog or whatever. (Remember that you can switch to the Fancy Pants Editor to embed images.)
- Don't be a dick.
- Follow Reddit's rules regarding adult content by marking it NSFW and using an appropriate post title.
- Keep content on-topic. This is not an art sharing sub or general discussions sub. It's specifically for art exercises & assessments.
- Avoid irrelevant discussions of image generation tools. This sub is about learning to make art yourself, not about having it made for you.
- Flair your posts, as discussed above.
- Link to the related exercise in the comments when sharing an attempt at it.
- Exercises that seem to be dangerous or intended to troll will be removed.
Additional Posting Guidelines
- Be clear who an exercise or assessment is intended for and what it is intended to do. What are its benefits? Why should we bother?
- Consider including a demonstration of your exercise to show that it is doable. Tell or show us how doing it has helped you personally.
- Include the answers to your questions and assessments somewhere. You may want to wrap it in a spoiler tag, or you may want to post it to your profile or even another relevant sub and link it. Again, try to keep it on Reddit if possible.
submitted by averagetrailertrash
to ArtHomework [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:52 SelfFulfillingParody fuck you and you and you
I get really fucking sick of being mistaken for someone else and everyone being too much of a chickenshit baby bastard to even make a single attempt at clarifying anything.
Also fuck you? to the person with the same name as me, fuck you for registering that domain name with 'art' at the end, that really fucks up my career trajectory and it's hard to not feel targeted and bullied by the contents of your goddamn website. You might've had a Ted talk but you're still just a domain squatter to me.
Honestly just fuck everyone, nobody is nice to me anyway.
submitted by SelfFulfillingParody
to u/SelfFulfillingParody [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:52 LordDedenne New card revealed - Kashtira Fenrir
2023.05.31 01:52 East_Jaguar5748 What would be a recent Pokemon collector achievement for yourself ?
| || |
I recently just got Team Up and was finally able to finish my Tag Team sleeved booster art set. I feel like I won a damn championship and definitely pumped after finally seeing it completed 😭 submitted by East_Jaguar5748 to PokemonTCG [link] [comments]
Pocket monsters printed on shiny cardboard >
2023.05.31 01:52 lonesomechally I miss the 2009-2014 Sharks.
Not complaining whatsoever, more just reminiscing about this era of Sharks hockey. 2009 was the year I became a fan and those were the golden years for me.
I remember my dad taking me to the card store that use to be on Kooser in San Jose and he got me a few cards / 8x10s of the players on the team. We’d go to the Tank and wait to get autographs from the players after morning practices/games. My first auto ever was Rob Blake.
It was very personable to watch the team because I’ve seen them so many times around Sharks Ice and after games. I got to see the different personalities up close like Vlasic having his own marker to sign for fans and Nabby/Jumbo slamming the gas to avoid signing (now as a 26 y/o, I understand this lol).
Seeing the old ‘lousy’ Sharks commercials on CSN Sports Bay Area, 98.5 KFOX with Rusi and Jamie Baker. Getting a hockey stick from Nic Wallin, taking photos with players. Seeing McLaren and Ferriero longboard to the tank for morning skate.
All this and the team was just SO fun to watch. Of course they lost come playoffs, but during the regular season they were insanely competitive. One of the toughest teams to beat at home at the time. Not to mention some of the best physical players like Dougie, Clowe, Shelley, Staubitz and stellar goaltending .
Being insanely excited to see the signing of Antti Niemi and Brent Burns. Watching Hertl’s first few games in the league.
Of course times are different and now I don’t have nearly as much time to invest in watching the team, but I hope someday I can try to follow the team closely again.
submitted by lonesomechally
to SanJoseSharks [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:52 Concert_Temporary The Gladiator VS The Nomad (Gorn VS Blade & Sorcery) OST: "The Mark Of A Champion I actually made this a while ago, decided to dig it up and make some art for it
2023.05.31 01:51 Bayylmaorgana Did EFAP not cover RLM's Kenobi 5-6 follow-up re:View because it exposes the "Luke lived in his known family's home under his real name yet no one ever came to seek him out" at the center of the entire SW "continuity", and they / their audience needs the illusion of a functioning "Star Wars canon"?
(And also, do you think RLM will pour more salt on there if they ever get around to covering Andor?)
Was just rewatching RLM's 2 Kenobi videos, remembered that EFAP only covered the 1st one, and spontaneously felt like making this thread lol
Jay: "I think he just figured it out cause they're- both their last names are Skywalker." Rich: "[laughs]oh that's right.. – they didn't even change Luke's fucking name..." Jay: "They didn't even change his name.
Because these- this whole thing is stupid." Rich: "JESUS FUCKING CHRIST...." Jay: "Mhm;.. and they put him on Tatooine – the most obvious place."
Mike: "He's got the paper out.. " Rich: [laughs] Mike: ""Local farm boy Luke Skywalker blows up Death Star.".." Rich: "D'you suppose he felt like an idiot,.. - when it turned out he was on.. Tatooine the whole time, too?.." Mike: "yeah.."
Jay: "Well that's another thing, at the end of this, Reva knows that Luke is on Tatooine - so it's not like some big mystery.. anymore; she's probably gonna tell somebody at some point, right?.." Mike: "yeah, but, I guess Vader cannot find out - until... after A New Hope, or else, logically, he would've gone there? – and,.. scooped up his son, I guess? - and said: ..w-.. you're, with me? ..- I'm gonna teach you to be my new apprentice and.. whatever?" Rich: "This is why I don't care about star wars canon;" Jay: [laughs] Rich: "– i-.. you ca- if you cared about Star Wars canon, – it would be impossible to enjoy Star Wars.
When you watch, - when you watch the original tri-, you just have to forget, that the prequels exist, when you watch this you have to forget everything else existed.." Jay: [laughs] Rich: "- it's the only way you can enjoy this shit."
It's kinda ironic since Tatooine is a desert planet, however this point is of course one of the several main aspects of how the original trilogy (or even just the 1st movie) completely falls apart from a rational/logical perspective, and how any notion of there being a "canon" or a cohesive "Expanded Universe" around these movies is essentially built on sand.
And TFM types are of course really attached to those notions, along with the idea that it took Disney to start screwing things up with things that "make no sense" and "contradict previous things" - so they can try to bash them for ruining a previously solid edifice icon or something.
So I wonder how many TFMers heads exploded when they watched that 2nd Kenobi re:View video, and whether that's the reason EFAP ended up not covering it?
Cause the 1st one was just like "aww they're being too soft on this awful Disney show that makes no sense and contradicts the canon, aww they've got Picard PTSD what can you do", you know, but the 2nd one's like OHHHHHHHH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
And since the way the Empire ends up closing in on Cassian in Andor because while he has been living under a fake identity (or not revealing his origin planet, to be more precise - while having told it to that brothel mistress while inquiring about his sister), but hasn't been keeping it secret within his closer circle, and, well, they could easily have skipped the whole jealous traitor step if Vader had ever thought of checking up on his remaining family members on his origin planet,
if RLM ever cover Andor, I wonder if they'll poke fun at this once more?
submitted by Bayylmaorgana
to MauLer [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:51 lady_sloane there's a better option for Davenport's mayor
For those of you who have been following along with the events happening in Davenport Iowa and the absolute sad State of affairs that our current mayor, Mike matson, has left us in, some of you might be questioning what you can do about this really lackluster politician like I am. Well if you didn't know, he's up for election this november. And there's a woman running to unseat him. Her name is Jasmine schneider, she's an organizer, an activist, and a caretaker, and grew up not too far from where the apartment building on main Street fell down. So she knows these parts of town and the struggles these people face better than anyone on the city council currently.
For some reason the media is refusing to cover her and so I wanted to make a post letting people know that she is indeed running for mayor and any and all help would be greatly appreciated because Davenport deserves a better mayor. And I want my kids to have a better City to grow up in.
I'll include her socials below https://www.facebook.com/vote4schneide https://instagram.com/not_quite_anarchy?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ== https://www.tiktok.com/@mayor_on_the_move?_t=8clDd6dxLul&_r=1
submitted by lady_sloane
to IowaPolitics [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:51 Storms_Wrath The Human Artificial Hivemind Part 377: Artificial Apocalypse
First Previous Wiki
"I should not let you enter," the old man said, gazing unhappily at Phoebe standing beside Penny in her dream.
"Please. You're mind controlling her, so I think you would have stopped me if you wanted to,"
"Not control. Humans don't 'control' the air, they breathe it. In the same way, I feed on Penny's psychic energy."
"I see. And when you said you had infinite power, what exactly did you mean?"
"I do. But my power is dead," Death said. "That is how I am."
"And you can exist in the psychic realm, but not the regular mindscape?"
"What defines those times?"
"It depends. People dying, obviously. About a quarter of all deaths in the galaxy aren't Sprilnav."
"So I assume they're killing themselves."
"And that energy isn't a constant influx?"
"Somewhat. It comes in both a trickle and waves. But I know you're going to ask more. The answer is that the Progenitors give conceptual protection to the Sprilnav. The further away a Sprilnav is from them in space, time, and more, the weaker they are. That is why Elders can survive impacts that could vaporize metal, not just their implants and psychic energy."
"Conceptual weight seems to feature heavily in your power," Phoebe said.
"And you are a concept. If you fought Fate, for example, would you win?"
"Depending on what you mean by winning. Really, concepts cannot overcome each other."
Phoebe smiled. That meant that Death would want a way to do that. Probably the hivemind was the way. With that answer, she continued.
"Concepts cannot overcome each other? So you don't have a fate, and Fate can't die?"
"Can you die?"
"Does Fate have a fate?"
"I don't know. But really, there's no way I'll tell you that even if I find out."
"How many people have died?" Phoebe asked.
"Define people, and define death."
"People as in sentient and sapient beings, which are capable of thought and planning. Death as in the ceasing of characteristics of life such as the termination of blood or gaseous material within the living being, as well as the ceasing of psychic energy and brain activity within the being, for those that have some equivalent to brains."
"It is not specific. Quintillions, at least. A lot more, really. There's many that don't quite fit the condition. If you count the moments before the great war, you'd need exponents."
"We have numbers for that."
"Okay. Sprilnav deaths alone, even with the conceptual madness of the... what do they call it? The Source war. Yes. It's quite a lot," Death said.
"Give me a number, please."
"Fine. 39 undecillion."
Phoebe was silent. There were so many Sprilnav that it was stupid. Even thinking about the level of that fall was truly insane. And she assumed that during the fall, they had a very bad time. It would have been madness and anarchy with the added characteristic that everyone also had nukes and shields.
"There's more than the observable universe, you know."
"How many died in the aftermath of the Source war?"
Death frowned. "1 in 30,000 Elders lived. 1 in 850,000 regular Sprilnav lived. Of those, 875 Sprilnav didn't end their lives."
"875 thousand? Million?"
Phoebe thought that was sad. Basically, in the whole galaxy, every Sprilnav had died, at least statistically. The number alive right now, even still outnumbering the galaxy, was a rounding error. If what he said was true, the Source had killed more people than any other being, alive or dead. And that assumed there weren't any other civilizations of a similar scale to them.
She also didn't bother to ask how the Sprilnav population was now so large. Whether it was inbreeding or cloning didn't matter much. But it helped to explain why so many Elders were so crazy all the time. She needed to stay on task, however.
"Alright. Back to you. You're not a psychopomp?"
"No. I do not interfere with souls. I am the concept of death."
"So, do you get energy from stars blowing up?"
"That is not dying."
"But people believe that supernovae are the deaths of stars."
"That does not shift the concept itself."
That was interesting. So Death wasn't a belief harvester, then. Not the type that actually was shaped by the belief of sapient beings in their actions. Concepts existed and were finite and infinite in scope. Maybe some were truly finite. They could conflict with each other, and their influence would generate a weakening effect, like destructive interference with alternate types of waves. But that did not mean that was always so. Perhaps they could do the opposite.
It was likely that Death worked with Fate at least sometimes and that if Entropy existed, it was most concerned with the Sprilnav. Conceptual protection by the Progenitors was another interesting concept that she hoped to probe if Nova ever returned. She did have the feeling he was either doing everything for fun or entirely serious. He was certainly not quite there in the head after the experience that Death had shared with her.
But for conceptual beings like him, there were rules and regulations, perhaps bound by whatever absolute concept they fit within. Whether they were hard rules or not was unknown. Defined in their structure, but not their limits. And perhaps that meant there was more to figure out here. "Interesting. And if you need to feed off psychic energy, why not use psychic amplifiers?"
"It's not the same quality. Humans don't drink pure water only; they drink it for the minerals and other healthy products within it. It's the same for me."
"But you can't die. Why would it matter?"
"I can diminish. It would affect things, though not as you expect."
"That is interesting also," Phoebe replied. "Are you suggesting that you could diminish, which means other concepts can as well?"
"Not directly," Death nodded with a smile. He stumbled, clutching his head. Phoebe felt a vast energy press down upon them and could feel something brush against her mind like a bullet just grazing the skin. In that one motion, she'd felt more inherent danger than all previous enemies combined, so much danger that it bypassed her artificial instincts entirely to lay thickly on her tongue as an acrid taste.
She didn't fall to the ground, and neither did Penny. They stood there, searching for the source of the pressure.
"What is this?" she asked.
"Luck is a concept that watches over others?"
A swirling vortex opened up around Phoebe, parallel to the ground. Light and other equivalents shone out of it, dancing around its interior, piercing the layers of dark black fog. The mindscape trembled slightly, and the ground underneath Penny and Phoebe cracked. A small voice whispered out of it, though it was easily audible.
"Look, if you're really Luck, then-"
"No more," the voice repeated. "You are done here. Do not come back."
Phoebe snorted. "If you think this little mysterious act is going to intimidate me, you're wrong. And I will."
"You don't get to decide-"
"I decide all."
Phoebe's head seemed to split with pain, and she found herself lying dizzily next to Penny. The human's chest was heaving, and sweat laced her eyebrows and cheeks.
"That went well," Phoebe coughed. The headache receded far too slowly. But she'd still learned a lot. Conceptual beings had concerns, for one. They likely cared about getting stronger in some cases. Humanity had some sort of outside context power, but more than that, the hivemind itself could actually use it.
"It did. Thanks, and sorry you couldn't get more."
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
"Hello, Rank 10 Ambassador Liinara. To what do we owe the pleasure?" Ambassador Varirlar asked, letting a small smile curve around her snout. Putting the other party at ease would make this conversation easier, especially since she suspected this call wasn't just a concerned friend.
"You might want to sit down for this," her counterpart said. "Remember Exii'darii?"
"Don't tell me you let her free."
"We didn't. The Sprilnav broke her out."
"Not that we saw. But it is likely they are working for one," Liinara said, her antennae twitching. Varirlar knew there was a pheromone effect that went on with the Vinarii, which still couldn't be fully translated into description by words.
"Alright. You know how serious this is, I assume?"
"Many factions in the Alliance, especially the more recently joined ones, will not be happy."
"I can speak on behalf of the Alliance in asking a request for an official apology. Furthermore," Varirlar said, holding up a single claw, "I want your government to share the full containment procedure down to the alloy composition of the materials. Assuming you actually kept her in a prison cell for over a decade, that meant you had a way to keep her from escaping. Tell us how."
"You wish to recapture her?"
"We are not as naive as we once were," Varirlar said. "The Hateful Galaxy has taught the rest of the Alliance the same hard lessons it taught me. The Breyyanik did not forget its nature when we settled Ceres."
"Ah, so you wish to either use her or kill her."
"There is no use for her," Varirlar said. "Unless our scientists can propose a solution, there will be no use for her. She will be put down like the dog she is." "Then we are in agreement."
"Yes. The Alliance and the Vinarii's relationship has been tense for a while. We haven't spoken with Calanii or Ashnav'viinir in several years now. Why have you decided to diverge from us? Do we no longer suit your interests?"
"Not exactly. Even besides the... tumultuous events of Humanity's first contact, there are other powers at play. And there is evidence, in some cases, of Sprilnav interference." Liinara tapped her skull three times, the Vinarii way of saying that someone was a few branches short of a tree.
"Interference. Are there ways to prevent it?"
"Not officially. If you wish to discuss terms, I can set you up with one of our intelligence agencies. They will not be willing to share national secrets for nothing, however."
"I think this... debacle should count enough as recompense, don't you?" Varirlar smiled.
"Perhaps. But I am not who must be convinced. With that said, I wish you luck, Ambassador. I am glad that your Alliance has moved to take a more realistic path. And Ashnad'darii is still imprisoned, I presume?"
"Under much heavier guard once this call ends. But yes, she is still in a cell. Yes, she has implants. But she is leverage."
"Her usefulness is little," Liinara warned. "Calanii won't care at all about her."
"Everyone keeps saying that. But let's just say there are reasons she isn't dead."
"You should kill her."
"We should. We maybe could. Assuming that the official way is still trying to get an implant under her chitin to kill her instead of just launching her into the sun. Granted, that would kill her eventually."
"She is dangerous. Unable to be trusted."
"She was broken years ago," Varirlar said. "From what I've heard, she wears human-made clothes now instead of going naked. Plus, she has given us insights on Vinarii society, particularly involving its hierarchy."
"You're using her as a spy."
"A spy that hasn't seen a Vinarii face in almost twenty years? Pretty crappy at that job, I'd say. We both know that she killed hundreds of thousands personally, and was willing to kill many more. If she did not have her uses, she would have already been killed. Plus, there's a safety procedure in place."
"If you mean a bomb collar, good luck with that."
Varirlar didn't mean a collar. Psychic energy monitors were closely tied to a pair of fusion bombs that were embedded in her prison's walls. Should she get too far from the natural cell, they would explode. After all, the room had a bed, bathroom, sanitized entertainment, and a food and water delivery system. She was definitely mostly rehabilitated, but her crimes would follow her for the rest of her life. Their severity made her a case that would likely never fully rejoin any society unless it was an afterlife.
"Well. This has been productive," Varirlar replied with a smile. "But unfortunately,"
"Wait. I'm here to tell you something else, as well. The Dual Systems Trading Company wants to send more ships to your Sol system."
"How many more?"
"Umm, around 400."
"Why don't you have an exact number?"
"The negotiations are still underway. But they seek to bring Vinarii products to the internal Alliance markets, particularly the small Vinarii and larger Wisselen exclaves living within."
"They wouldn't be able to get you much money, unless it's in various Alliance cash forms. There's an angle, isn't there?"
"Well, yes. We don't know it yet. But it is suspicious."
Varirlar sighed. "Have you given them special brain scans?"
"What do you... oh. You suspect that?"
"Suspicious and spontaneous changes in their policy toward the Alliance, as we are suffering from issues with Sprilnav messing with people, and wanting to send us ships? I'm not stupid, Ambassador Liinara."
"I did not mean to insinuate-"
"Sure you didn't. Now, I shall tell you something very interesting. Are you ready?"
"Very well," Varirlar said dramatically, adjusting her mane as she leaned forward. "The hivemind would be willing to meet with your... incapacitated members for study from afar."
"What do you mean?"
"We cannot trust it."
"I see. You are aware that you have just called all of Humanity untrustworthy, right? That's quite the insult, unprovoked."
"Apologies, Ambassador, that is not what I meant. The hivemind is likely to have its own motivations, and could be motivated to lie about what it saw."
"As could your own operatives, who could be pinned to the floor by any regular Sprilnav and chipped within a minute. Don't act like they don't have legendary hacking abilities as well. None of your systems are safe."
"And the Alliance's are?"
"With both Edu'frec and Phoebe watching over them, then yes."
"Ah, so you still think that the Sprilnav don't use AI."
"Why would they? It would threaten their own sense of superiority. If they already used AI, everyone would have a chip when they were born. There would be no resistance, because eventually a logical mind would not tolerate the constant pushback."
"You are free to believe what you do. However, my thoughts do diverge. As for Phoebe, she did a disappearing act for a while, didn't she?"
"She isn't exactly reliable either," Liinara replied.
"If you're drowning in the ocean, would you rather have an island that storms a little or nothing at all?" "I fail to see how her situation compares to that analogy. It was a very serious problem, if I understand it."
"And what do you suggest, then? Constantly bring her down over it until she resents us and shoves her hands through our hearts? Phoebe's a person, Ambassador. An Alliance citizen, a Luna citizen, and even more importantly than that, a friend. It's quite hurtful that you are suggesting such, unless it is the official stance of the Vinarii government. I assure you, the mess with your company trying to invade us is not resolved, either. Words cannot heal what actions injured. If you want reconciliation, it would be best to take the first steps yourself. Do not tell the Alliance to alienate Phoebe just because she made a mistake."
"Your own intelligence agencies would do the same in many cases."
"I fail to see how her situation compares to that analogy," Varirlar sighed. "Phoebe is the single most useful asset that the Alliance has come across that is not a purely psychic entity such as the hivemind or Gaia, or some paragon of a species like Dilandekar or Penny."
"So she's an asset, and not a person?"
"Please, Liinara. In the world we live in, the galaxy we live in, everyone is both. Do not lie to yourself. However, the Alliance wishes to show its people a shred of respect so it does not drag them through the mud when they made a mistake. Even before that, rehabilitation was the goal of Humanity. Why else do you think that we have prisons instead of just a wall where the bad people stand in front of to be shot? If a starving mother stole something, that doesn't mean we chop off her hands. We get her the help she and her child needs, so they can rejoin Alliance society and raise us all higher."
"Your Alliance has not fixed poverty like it said, then."
"Kind of difficult when one of your species is at a near constant feudal civil war, and another had a third of its populace halfway through insurrection. I assume that the Vinarii Empire has no such problems, correct? And again, I remind you that you are supposed to represent its official position, not your own."
Varirlar suspected that the Ambassador here had something else going on, as well. Whether it was mind control, being paid to screw this up, or something else entirely, this wasn't how such a conversation was meant to go. She only was continuing it to see if Liinara slipped up on something interesting.
"My position is as a Rank 10 Ambassador. You would do well to respect that."
"Respecting positions instead of people does not make sense when the position is respectable and the people are not. You have insulted Phoebe, Humanity, and the Alliance with your words. Were I to relay them, you might see a more hostile stance to the Vinarii Empire. Remember that you have agreements with us."
"Yes. Times have changed."
"I am sure that the Hive Emperor would not exactly like to hear what you have said. But do not worry, Ambassador. We will learn the truth of your words soon enough, one way or another. That is all for now. Perhaps I will ask for a Rank 11 Ambassador next time, to save myself the insults."
She ended the call and sighed. Varirlar could spin the wheel of chance, but the two answers were likely either mind control or someone being paid off to harm relations between them. Given Liinara's expressions, she didn't assume it was translation errors to blame. And this call was on a secure line, even more so than most.
Really, the Vinarii could be doing it. But she smelled something was up. There was likely a very rich Vinarii who the Sprilnav had either made to work with them or forced to, using mind control. Perhaps it really was the answer to both. But she knew not to just assume that. When you had a hammer, everything looked like a nail. It was an apt human saying for the situation.
Varirlar contacted several officials after she wrote her report with the attached recording of the situation. She'd done her best to appear calm, though responding to Liinara was not the orthodox method. But this way, she'd drawn out a lot more on how she viewed the Alliance, giving them a window into whatever was happening, blurry and small though it may have been.
She didn't really think that Calanii would have condoned this. Indeed, she might have just had her last diplomatic call ever. Assuming, of course, that the Sprilnav hadn't managed to chip him, too. If they had, though, the Alliance's situation would get bad fast. Luckily they were already at war with Aphid. Everything was already mobilized, and extra listening satellites in deep space had been set up. The last time the Vinarii Royal Navy had come to visit Humanity, they had not been ready. Perhaps now they were.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Phoebe stood on the surface of Mercury, just underneath the great mass of the Mercury-class gun that had been built there. The first one that is. Now there were two great behemoths above her head, rising hundreds of meters into the sky. Not that Mercury really had a sky. Maybe someday, that would change.
For now, though, what mattered was the task at hand. The guns were already checked and cleared for firing. A small misalignment had destroyed a Charon-class gun in the past, so they were taking no chances with this. Now, the massive laser would serve its purpose. And, of course, the results would be live streamed.
The planet itself was a world almost covered in machinery. The atmosphere was toxic, filled with aerosols and gaseous industrial waste. There were no detectable life signs on it, whether they were communications, psychic emissions, or even just patches of warmth away from machinery. No subterranean life either, of any kind. Not even microbes had been spared from Aphid's apparent purge, if they had ever existed on this rock at all.
And Aphid's signature station designs orbited it also, whipping around its poisoned atmosphere at several miles a second. That was a sign that everyone on the planet, if there had ever been any, was dead.
A stream of ships poured in and out, guarded by a vast military fleet. In the Sol system, the amplifiers were powering up, and Brey was starting to form the outside of the portals she'd use for the guns, one on each side of the planet, at the equator. Her analysis had determined the areas in which opposite strikes would do the most damage. Phoebe had ensured to check for subterranean activity using Gaia's matter senses.
That had revealed large underground development areas, where presumably more of Aphid's mechanical drones were going to be made. Brey finished forming the portal as Phoebe took a last look at the spires of Aphid's world, ready to see how they'd do when the lasers hit.
She moved the stealth ships around the planet, continuing to watch the shield. It wasn't at full power, likely because Aphid wasn't expecting an attack. She didn't have a presence here in the mindscape, either. She was using far dumber programs as proxies across the Q-comms connections so that he could not detect a hint of anything wrong.
Combined with the Alliance's stealth technology, it would allow for a total surprise attack. Brey finished building up the portals in front of the guns, and Phoebe couldn't help but notice how deep the portals looked. They didn't seem like a flat plane like usual but had a sort of three-dimensionality to them this time. Interesting.
"Fire!" Phoebe ordered. Brey's avatar, which was standing beside an android back on Earth, grinned.
The barrels of the guns glowed cherry red, and vibrations radiated out from their heavily reinforced bases. Even with the android's solar shades, the light was still incredibly bright. Just from underneath it, the temperature was reaching almost 300 degrees. Just as she'd calculated.
On the other side of the portal, things got interesting. Brey's portal was invisible, but the energy coming from it was anything but. It almost looked like Aphid's planet was being impaled through a pole of pure white light. That light slammed down onto the planet's surface in three seconds, passing through the atmosphere as if it wasn't even there. Gaia stood beside the portals in the Sol system, blueshifting the light as much as possible. Instead of visible light, most of the weapon's energy, at least on the other side, was gamma. It was enough radiation to kill anything on the planet, for sure. Or to fry any electronic systems, such as a resident AI's servers.
The pure power of the two guns released a constant molten shockwave of a mix of vaporized rock, metal, and most other materials rushing outward. Buildings were snapped like twigs, their ends going flying but never landing. The heat melted others, and earthquakes in some areas that hadn't yet been struck by the spreading destruction were rampant.
The planet didn't explode or anything. The military ships that were far enough away to remain working just moved away, activating shields that fizzled out due to the intense energy beyond them. That energy would have destroyed Phoebe's android had Brey not used the portal to shield them as well. And as for her observation ships, their stealth coatings were quickly fried.
But the reinforced hulls were made specifically to withstand the effects of this for as long as possible. Cities of metal, all empty except for countless billions of drones wandering their streets, were wiped away. And then the portals began moving, shining around the equator. The effects spread and repeated, with the seas of methane catching fire before they, too, were vaporized in the path of the Mercury-class guns.
The atmosphere was boiled and stripped off the planet within hours. Most of the factories and foundries in the city were turned to either molten slag, collapsed by giant earthquakes, or vanished entirely. The devastation in the equatorial region was total. There was nothing left in a solid band 1500 miles wide around the equator of the planet, save for the broken bases of destroyed skyscrapers.
Further out, the damage was from earthquakes, snapped power lines, and broken pipes, as well as rubble that had fallen onto transport roads and collapsed tunnels. Alone, perhaps the problems could have been dealt with. But not together.
"Just to be sure," Brey asked. "You don't need the remains, right?"
"No. I will make what I need, that way I know it is safe," Phoebe replied, looking at Brey's avatar. It had the signature black fur of her empowered form, with red eyes and sharpened claws. The armor looked cool, as well.
"Alright. I'm going to go dump a few billion tons of plasma on it, then."
Phoebe smiled. "Alright. Have fun."
"I did. Good job on the guns. Get enough of those, and it'll be like the full Dyson swarm's hitting you in a straight line."
"That's the plan. The test was more than successful, and Aphid got a taste of the justice we deserve."
submitted by Storms_Wrath
to HFY [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:50 defcon-ten (Speculation) The English voice actors of the three drunkyards
| || | submitted by defcon-ten to EightySix [link] [comments]
So, a while ago, I manage to solve who was who and their Japanese voice actors:
Refering to this post: https://www.reddit.com/EightySix/comments/vg56pu/the_mystery_of_the_three_drunkyards_in_the_anime/
Now, I want to do that for the English dub. The English dub is a bit tricky as I'm unable to find the credits of the voice actors for the English dub of these characters as they were pretty minor. However I do have my speculations on who may have voiced these characters.
To fresh up your memories, these are the character's names and their Japanese voice actors: Tom
= Hiroki Maeda
/ 弘喜 前田 Sanders
= Reigo Yamaguchi
/山口 令悟 John
= Shunichi Maki
/ 真木 駿一
These characters appeared in the following episodes: Episode 1 Episode 12 Episode 16 Episode 23
Now, that's out of the way. These are the likely candidates that may have voiced these characters. KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS SPECULATION BASED ON MY OWN EARS, THIS IS NOT 100% COMFIRMED Tom
= Jonah Scott (Same Voice Actor of Raiden) Sanders
= Imari Williams (Same Voice Actor as Lev Aldrecht) John
= ?? (Shares the same voice actor as the Western Theatre Commander from the Second Cour of the Eighty-Six Anime
While I do agree that this is far fetched and pretty much based on my hearing alone. This is what I came up so far: THIS IS NEVER COMFIRED BY NEITHER THE VOICE ACTORS THEMSELVES AS THE DUBBING STUDIO AS I'M WRITING THIS OR THAT I AM AWARE OF, DO NOT TAKE THIS AS FACTS
It does sound strange that these are dubbed by voice actors who have more major roles in the anime, but I think that this may have been to cover the cost or something, I'm not sure, tho.
These are some of the characters in a row again:
John / ジヨン (Japanese voice by Shunichi Maki/ 真木 駿一)
English voice actor speculation: ??
(Shares the same voice actor as the Western Theatre Commander from the Second Cour of the Eighty-Six Anime
Tom /トム (Japanese voice by Hiroki Maeda / 弘喜 前田)
English voice actor speculation: Jonah Scott
(Same Voice Actor of Raiden)
Sanders / サンダース (Japanese voice by Reigo Yamaguchi /山口 令悟)
English voice actor speculation: Imari Williams
(Same Voice Actor as Lev Aldrecht) The three drunks in their prime So, what do you think? Do you have information that is already out there that I may overlooked, or do you agree or disagree with this hyposis or speculation? Speculations are fun after all. So feel free to share yours.
2023.05.31 01:49 paladin_4266 [WTS] Arius clone m390, Sham clone m390, Anthem m390 clone , Chaves clone, Demko AD20 3V clone custom ano , Kizer K1 ano & modded , bonus add on turds
[WTS] Arius clone m390, Sham clone m390, Anthem m390 clone , Chaves clone, Demko AD20 3V clone custom ano , Kizer K1 ano & modded
[WTS] no trades sorry, thanks...
Post up a YOLO and follow up with a PM or Chat please, thank you...I will ship via USPS Priority Mail at my expense. If you want Signature Confirmation, then please ask.
I'm at least second owner of all of these , so no idea of disassembly history. They all function in tip top condition. All of them have oil & dust particles on the blades and scales. No issues to mention besides a random small snail trail here/there. Other quibbles may be listed in notes on individual knives below.
#1 Kizer K1 ... at least 2nd owner, previous owner acid etched blade & drilled a spyderhole, added speed holes, applied orange peel texture handle/hardware surfaces, and anodized the pivot, pocket clip & spacer a classic gold tone. All mod work was well done, imho. S35vn bladesteel, Factory box.
Kizer K1 -- SV: $110 Paypal Friends & Family only , no notes in PP memo section
#2 SMKE Shamwari ... at least 2nd owner, m390 , great action, zero lockstick, SMKE box
SMKE Shamcloni -- SV: $175 Paypal Friends & Family only , no notes in PP memo section
#3 SMKE Chaves clone... excellent action, as good if not better than any frame lock I've ever owned! At least 2nd owner, a few light snail trails, blade immaculate, no box, will ship with soft zipper pouch.
Chaves clone -- SV: $115 Paypal Friends & Family only , no notes in PP memo section
#4 Jufuule Demko AD20 ... 2nd owner, blade marked 3v steel , good action, a bit of occasional lockstick as per usual with this clone, excellent ano job by former owner
Jufuule Demko AD20 -- SV: $79 Paypal Friends & Family only , no notes in PP memo section
#5 SMKE Arius clone...at least 2nd owner although you couldn't tell from condition looks "like new," just the same as the Chaves clone above it's got the best detent I've ever used! M390 blade steel, factory SMKE box.
SMKE Arius clone -- SV: $165 Paypal Friends & Family only , no notes in PP memo section
#6 Kanedeiia Anthem clone ... at least 2nd owner, better action than the Benchmade og I had two and sold them when I bought this one, zero issues, the distressed blue finish looks great irl, this is an integral all one piece handle just like the BM, no box, will ship with soft zipper pouch.
Kizer K1 -- SV: $175 Paypal Friends & Family only , no notes in PP memo section
#7 ADD ON ONLY >>> Slysz Bowie clone...D2 blade, used, marked up a little, action is fair...add it on to any other sale for $20. .... add # 8 below for $30 <15 +15> total for both add on blades with purchase of any other blade #1-6
#8 ADD ON ONLY >>> Small CRK 21 clone....D2 blade, used, marked up a little, action is fair...add it on to any other sale for $20. .... add # 7 above for $30 <15 +15> total for both add on blades with purchase of any other blade #1-6
submitted by paladin_4266
to Knife_Swap [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:49 barefootslavegirl01 22 [F4F] submissive female seeking Dominant female for role play
Hi! I’m a 22 year old submissive female, seeking Dominant female for role play.
I play as myself, in first person. I’m 5’ 2” 85 pounds (I’m really petite) B-cup, size 5 feet, long dark blonde hair and brown eyes.
Don’t just send a replay to the starter, say hi and let’s discuss plots and kinks, then we can jump in. Here are some starter plots/scenarios that I’m interested in playing…
The pickup: I’m walking back from the beach on a hot summer evening. The hot wind blowing my hair as I walk along the desolate back road away from the beach. Walking in nothing more that a little white bikini, the soles of my barefeet stained black from walking barefoot on the asphalt, “Damn it’s really hot” I continue to walk down the long, deserted road…
This plot could go a lot of ways, I’m pretty willing, submissive and naive, so I don’t really like anything forced. Maybe you target me because of the way I look, maybe you like feet abs target me because I’m barefoot. Definitely lots of possibilities. Maybe you’re gonna keep me all to yourself, locking me up in your basement or secret dungeon. We can work out a scenario
The farm: I’m coming to your farm in the Deep South, it’s a hot, humid, moonless night. I already know this isn’t a ‘normal’ farm and I’m not ordinary farm help. I already know what’s in store for me. Under the cover of darkness, I make my way from the town deep into the countryside. Bringing nothing with me as instructed, I make my way to your farm in nothing but the little black bikini you sent me prior to this arrangement. I spot the farmhouse and make my way towards the porch light, “that’s the farm” my barefeet kicking up dust as I walk up the dust road…
Another fun plot I like. I love dirty places so a farm is awesome. Maybe I had seen your ad online about being kept and used for breast milking, maybe you’re just looking for a girl to keep her ankles and wrists in those old rusty slave shackles you don’t have keys for, maybe you’re just sadistic and you’re going to use and torture me. Let’s work out the details!
Meeting online: Meeting a partner online is the norm nowadays, I found your posting about looking for a girl, which was very appealing to me and too good to pass up. After some email exchange, you offer to take me…permanently. I excitedly accept and being the trip to your destination. Walking to the address, wearing a white tank top, no bra, a short black skirt, white panties and barefoot, I walk towards the door “this is it, no turning back now” I say to myself as I ring the doorbell…
This is really open ended. Did you offer to keep me in your dungeon? Maybe you have an asylum where I’m going to be kept, so many different ideas here.
The road/camping trip: We’ve been planning this for a long time, a summer trip. I’m excited and can’t wait for you to get home. I’m waiting around in my white bikini, already packed for the trip with my shall bag. Considering how long the trip is, I packed very little. “I can wait until she gets home” I say eagerly awaiting you…
This is more a non bdsm related plot but we can definitely include it! Maybe we card going camping deep in the woods, or by a lake, maybe tent camping in the rolling hills and we have to hike in. Let’s figure out an awesome trip!
The BDSM resort: Being the kinky girl I am, I naturally stumbled onto a kinky resort. I eagerly book a month long excursion into my ultimate desires. I arrive and check in. Off the lobby is the holding room. A grey, bare room with a locker and bench, I close the door and open my locker. Inside the locker is a pair of handcuffs and ankle cuffs, the chain in just long enough for me to walk. I place all my belongings and clothing in the locker and close it “I should be out in a month” I say to myself, knowing there is no turning back. I sit on the floor and lock the cuffs around my ankles, followed by cuffing my hands behind my back, following instructions, I wait on the timer for my host to enter, little did I know, I’d be here much longer than a month…
So much fun. What a vacation! But what’s in store for me? Did I sign up for multiple things, where I would be kept and how? Maybe I signed up to be kept in one place and one kind of restraint/position the whole time? How did I end up there longer? Maybe as punishment for something, violating the rules of a session, a computer glitch? Let’s come up with something together!
My kinks are, but not limited to: Bondage, Cuffs, Shackles, Mummification, Stocks/pillory, Straightjackets, Chastity, Bastinado, Tickling, Plugs, Gags, Oral, Anal, Vibrators, Dildos, Hoods, Blindfolds, Pee/scat, Barefeet (I love going barefoot and getting my feet dirty, I’m a regular barefooter) Foot worship (barefeet) sensory depravation, hoods, blindfolds, branding, tattoo, name calling, dirty talk, impact play, dirty/musk, verbal humiliation, Long term/permanent chastity, Long term/permanent bondage, Long term/permanent captivity/imprisonment, Predicament bondage, Kidnapping, Isolation, Being kept as a captive/prisoner, Stuck fetish (eg, having my feet stuck in mud, clay, tar, cement, quicksand, glue, etc)
Hard limits: Footwear (I stay barefoot), animals, drugs, broken bones, males,
Places I like to be kept: Dungeon, Basement, Garage, Farm, Old prison, Old asylum
I’m sure I left things out, so if you don’t see a particular kink or you have questions, please ask.
Only looking to roleplay with females, trans or futa as long as it’s not focused on a certain body part and it doesn’t go right to that.
All characters are 18+
I use Reddit chat
submitted by barefootslavegirl01
to KikRoleplayers [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:48 betterintheory987 Ghk Aks74u Blown Hopup
2023.05.31 01:47 InfamousQueen5251 Mixed signals??
Heys guys so my ex bf (29 y o) cheated on (25 yo) me.. well he was cheating for months… matter fact prob the whole 5 year relationship different women + same women for 2 years .. whatever… anyways he ended up going to jail a few weeks ago & his friend who would always give me googly eyes (you know when they just stare in ur eyes with that look? Lol) he would always hug me and he was like the only one my ex would let hug me… anyways his friend used to follow me on ig and always watch my stuff and then he started commenting (this was like last year) but I would keep it to like one word response back and then one day he asked me for my bf number (when I know he had it and they talked recently) so I took it like he was just trying to see if we were together or not… (or maybe I’m Delulu) I didn’t reply until days later bc it was so awkward and then my reply was “idk if I can do that” LOL so a few days after that I’m pretty sure he blocked me…
fast forward to last month he added me on snap by quick add and then a week later my ex bf goes to jail (then I discover everything he was doing and cut it off) … so his friend hmu asking about my ex and said how is he blah blah…at this time I just had surgery and I was having issues so I was going in and out of the ER… he was checking on me the whole time and asking me if I ate etc and just being super nice but not overly … then amidst the convo of just meee I asked him “who told u he went to jail” and he replied “my friend … how is he I’ve been wondering knuckle head” LOL in my head I’m like no u just been asking about me but ok.. told him he was fine and stuff and then it got awk and I stopped replying bc I don’t wanna talk about him I wanna talk about us 🤣 he’ll comment on my snap every now and then and ask how I am and we’ll talk a little about what we’re doing but he never asks any questions to keep the convo going or he replies like two word responses so I’m confused af … idk if I should just hit ‘em with the “so how was ur day” to keep it going or keep leaving him on read … he also offered to cook me food LOL idk y’all..
I kind of don’t wanna have sex w him cause I’m more of an emotional type (& I don’t wanna have a bad rep in my city) but I want his attention and to tease (sorry I’m fucked up) maybe I’ll have sex w him so I can go out with a bang (I’m moving out of state in two months) .. I’m so confused bc he doesn’t keep the convo going or maybe he’s just bad at it… I also don’t want him to ever say it was me pursuing him LOL Summer just started so I think they’ll be more opportunities for things and situations… do guys usually talk like this to their friends gf (ex)? Am I being delulu or what? I’m so lost … also I don’t care if I’m being messed up if y’all knew what he did to me all these years this is nothing !
submitted by InfamousQueen5251
to Advice [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:47 DemiserofD Civ Concept: The Pueblo
The Pueblo, once known as the Anasazi(which actually meant 'ancient enemy' in Navajo), were a civilization of farmers and city-builders, most well known for their sprawling cliff dwellings.
During their time they controlled vast stretches of the American southwest, building huge complexes of stone and sprawling road systems that facilitated trade as far south as modern Panama. While much of their history has been lost, following their emigration from the area due to ecological changes in the area, many traces of their unique and distinctive style can still be found, hidden away in the vast and barren deserts of Arizona.
Notably, they almost completely destroyed their own religious structure following a climate shift, which led them to believe their priests had used their power for evil.
The Pueblo Archer and Anti-Monk Civilization
Stone Lasts +25% Longer. - (the Pueblo would ship huge sandstone blocks from great distances to produce their massive cities and dwellings. Some buildings had over 700 rooms.)
+10% Population Capacity. - Instead of starting with 5 population capacity, they start with 5.5, which is rounded up to 6. At 100, they instead have 110. And at 200, they have 220.
Heresy is Free. - (In the ~1300s, they Pueblo people experienced a massive religious shift following the change in the local ecosystems. They believed it was a result of their spiritual elders abusing their power, and so burned almost the entirety of their existing religious structure in massive fires.)
Wheelbarrow and Handcart give double their normal effects.
Unique Units Cliff Palace: Replacement for Castles. Constructed into a huge, rocky overhang, they can only fire in the direction they are facing. They have lower HP, but also can only be damaged from the same direction it fires. It can be rotated in the same way as Gates, and the front 4 tiles are walkable, like under town centers. This is a powerful tool for blocking attack from certain sides completely, in exchange for lower offensive value.
Desert Farm: These farms produce food faster than normal, but cannot be placed within 3 tiles of another desert farm, requiring very loose farm placement, with the accompanying downsides such as longer walk distances. (The Pueblo were very adept at living at high altitudes and far from sources of water, using skillfully-made irrigation systems to sustain small independent farms far from water sources)
Sandâaru: Very Weak, very cheap, fast-firing archer.
Cost: 10 Wood, 20 gold
Attack Speed: 1.2
Movement Speed: 1
Takes 0.5 population space.
Think archer zerg.
Unique Technologies Castle: Geoglyphs: Converting a Pueblo unit causes the converting monk to die.
Imperial: Chaco Roads: Trade Units also produce wood. - (Due to their distance from significant sources of quality lumber, the Pueblo would trade great distances to acquire wood to produce their houses and various goods. As a part of this, they created a massive road system spanning much of their area of the country.)
There are still great opportunities unexplored in the North American continent! The Pueblo existed from around 100AD all the way to around 1700AD, and had large cities with thousands of occupants, massive road systems, studied astronomy, traded all the way to Central America, and had a rich culture. Sadly, much of their history was lost following the spread of western diseases, but AoE2 could be a great way to remember their culture!
submitted by DemiserofD
to aoe2 [link] [comments]
2023.05.31 01:47 bwang29 Be careful with UPS - $2k second day air shipping mishandled right away.
| || |
I recently sold my Blade 2 to a buyer in Hawaii. Buyer has previously bought many large speakers and decided to use the original box and foam padding with 1/4 inch additional double boxes to ship with UPS 2nd day air for $2k. submitted by bwang29 to audiophile [link] [comments]
A lot of effort went into communicating the packaging, such as putting up “this side up” and “fragile glass” signs all over the box.
Then as I followed the driver on the pickup day, I saw the speaker immediately went upside down into the truck. This is sad to see. Even though the Blade is fairly light (35kg each) and the boxes have good padding. This still creates a lot of anxiety. Now it became clear that UPS does not respect orientation signs in expensive large packages, and If they ignore orientation signs are they gonna also throw the box around and drop them?? I hope they arrive fine and fingers crossed.