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2011.07.01 17:57 avsa Ask Science Fiction

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2023.06.04 13:05 spookysemen How do I navigate dating as someone who's ambiamorous (?) and is interested in figuring out polyamory ??

Wasn't sure how to phrase the title, sorry if it comes off as weird. As well as how I phrase stuff in this post, I'm quite new to this. Sorry if I tagged it wrong.
Anyways, the last few months I've started to come to terms with myself that I ambiamorous. This was through casual dating / fwbs / hookups. This led me to figure out "Huh I would enjoy this in an actual romantic/sexual setting".
However I was still confused on how polyamory works, all the representation I saw (when i was younger) was dating ALOT of people at once which made me quite nervous as I didn't think I would be able to handle that. At this time I didn't know the different types of relationships polyamory had.
Recently I've started talking (romantically) to someone who is poly themselves. When they brought up they were poly, I was excited because I never had the chance to tell someone I was thinking I was Ambiamorous.
This turned out to be an eye opening experience to me as they started educating me about different ways polygamous people can have relationships. They started educating me about polyamory as I was curious about it. They started educating me that a lot of poly people can date 2 or 3 people, and they told me about triads and hierarchical polyamory.
This is when it fully clicked for me, I really like the idea of dating two people at once. I also find the idea of triads really cute. (Which unfortunately I don't know if its possible because I'm a lesbian)
But now I'm learning all this, I want to be able to explore possible polyamory relationships. Which is making me confused on my mono side of being ambiamorous, I don't want to be in a mono relationship or connection right now.
So in short I have a couple of questions ; - How do I even navigate dating as someone that's ambiamorous, leaning more onto the poly side of things? (i. e, if i find someone else im attracted to/ or go on dates and explaining how I feel on ambiam/poly) - Is there any useful resources or advice you'd give to someone figuring this out? - What have been your experiences with figuring out polyamory? (whether you're fully poly or ambiam) - How do I deal with possible conflicts and communication?
I'm open to any other advice or anything I haven't really covered here. I'm just trying to navigate this right now and it's a lot.
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2023.06.04 13:03 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - June 4th

On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - June 4th
1970 - "The Love You Save" by The Jackson Five enters the Billboard Soul Singles chart where it will peak at #1 and remain there for 6 weeks
1984 - Michael is on the cover of US magazine
1990 - Thousands of Michael Jackson fans pour onto the grounds of St John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, Los Angeles to support Michael who was admitted last night suffering from severe chest pains.
Doctors today ran a battery of tests to find out what ails him.
“He’s undergoing several important tests today,” said Jackson spokesman Bob Jones. “I don’t think it was a heart attack. He just experienced some discomfort. He had been feeling bad the past two or three days.”
2009 - Michael attended rehearsals and goes to Dr Klein’s in Beverly Hills
2013 - Jackson v AEG Trial Day 23
Katherine was at court with Austin Brown.
Paul Gongaware Testimony
AEG cross
He was asked about Michael's final two rehearsals at Staples Center. Gongaware couldn't recall details about the first one. He said he wasn't particularly attentive about Jackson's health & appearance. This was the 1st rehearsal after Jackson missed one 4 days earlier. Gongaware said Michael rehearsed on June 23rd. "He was fine," Gongaware described, saying his understanding was that Michael was okay. Gongaware said he wasn't being specifically attentive on the 23rd because he didn't think there was a problem with Michael. Michael rehearsed on Jun 24th. Gongaware watched "Thriller" in its entirety, it was the 1st time they were using costume. He said Michael seemed fine.

Putnam: "Was he engaged?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Putnam: "Any physical issues?"
Gongaware: "No, I didn't see any, He did a good rehearsal"
On June 25th, Gongaware got a call from Randy saying he had a call from DiLeo asking him to go to Michael's house because something was going on. As Randy got to Michael's house, an ambulance was leaving and Randy followed it to the hospital. Gongaware said. "I didn't know what was going on"
"At that point I was apprehensive because I didn't know what was happening." Gongaware said he didn't hear anything for a while, so he called Randy to see what was going on and he said Michael had died. "I was in shock," Gongaware recalled. "The artist was gone, he just passed away. How did this happen?!". Gongaware said he no idea what caused Michael to die, never contemplated the idea of Michael Jackson dying. Gongaware talked very matter-of-factly about the day Jackson died. Gongaware said he questioned how it happened. "I called Kenny right away and told him. He was at Staples Center," Gongaware recalled. "The atmosphere at Staples was very somber."
After Michael's passing, Gongaware said they had to shut down production. He was then involved in Jackson's memorial service.
As to why This Is It was happening in London, Gongaware explained it was Michael's best market. "We didn't know how strong it would be." Putnam asked Gongaware if AEG considered a tour in the US. "No, he had all those child allegations flying, it was the wrong thing to do" he said.
Gongaware: "He didn't tour very often, I don't think he liked it very much. There were lots of things he would rather be doing". Michael never did "meet and greet, according to Gongaware
The exec said Michael came out with the phrase "This Is It" because this was the last tour he was going to do.
Michael only agreed to 50 shows, but Gongaware said AEG Live was interested in more
Gongaware said the Dangerous tour lost money due to cancellations. He said he thought HIStory nearly broke even. Gongaware worked on Dangerous, HIStory" and one Jacksons tour back in the 80s. Michael's primary concern was not making money off his shows, Gongaware said. His primary concern was with the art, the performance
"This Is It was supposed to be spectacular", Gongaware said. He would be doing 8-10 shows a month, so about 3 a week.
Gongaware said he never saw Michael take drugs. Aside from drug use in 93, Gongaware said he didn't have any other knowledge of his using drugs. "He was lively, engaged, he seemed happy," Gongaware said about Michael
Putnam asked Gongaware about the day he thought Jackson was impaired after an appointment with Dr. Arnold Klein. The questions prompted a sidebar. He said Jackson "wasn't quite the same" but didn't testify about Jackson's demeanor in detail. He was told Michael was at Dr. Klein's office. Gongaware said he was not familiar with the doctors who treated Michael. Putnam announced be had no more questions at this time
Jackson redirect
In response to Panish questions, Gongaware said This Is It was only the second tour that AEG Live would promote and produce
Panish asked if the exec was concerned about Michael.
"I certainly wanted him to do well".
Panish: "Were you concerned about his children and his family, sir?"
Gongaware: "I was concerned about him"
Panish: "How about his family and children, sir?"
Gongaware: "I supposed. I was focused on Michael"
Brian Panish asked Gongaware a couple different ways if he was concerned about Jackson's mother & children. Gongaware looked up toward the celiling and then said he'd thought about it and he was concerned about Jackson's mom & children
"I believe he was a good father," Gongaware said about Michael Jackson.
Panish: "Did you know he was a great son to his mother?"
Gongaware: "I believe he was"
Panish asked if Gongaware ever called Katherine Jackson to express his condolences. The executive said no. Gongaware said he also didn't think that he sent Katherine Jackson or Jackson's children a condolence card.
Panish: "After Michael died, did you ever send a card to his mother?"
Gongaware: 'I don't think so"
Panish: "Did you ever call her to express your condolences?"
Gongaware: "No"
Panish asked Gongaware several questions about the executive changing elements of his deposition testimony. "I believe I testified truthfully," Gongaware said. "I don't believe I changed my testimony substantially."
Panish then started pointing out what he said were inconsistencies in Gongaware's testimony
This led to questions about whether Gongaware was mistaken when he wrote in an email that AEG was paying Conrad Murray's salary. Gongaware said he didn't necessarily think he was mistaken. He also said he didn't remember writing the email. As to the email Gongaware wrote that AEG, not Michael paid Dr. Murray. Panish asked again if Gongaware recalled writing this email. He said no. Gongaware said he spent 2 days with his lawyers preparing for his deposition, one-two hours discussing the email about AEG paying Dr. Murray. Panish pointed out several answers Gongaware gave on his deposition and the changes he asked to make to the transcript after meeting with attorneys. Panish said Gongaware changed his testimony several times as a result of meeting with AEG's attorneys. Panish said Gongaware also changed his testimony again while on the stand and under oath. Panish tried to impeach Gongaware, which is a legal way to call into question the witness' credibility.
Later in the case, the judge will instruct the jurors that if they think a person lied, they may disconsider part of all of his testimony. As to the email about AEG paying Dr. Murray, Panish pointed out that Gongaware changed his answers several times throughout his testimony. One time he said the email was shorthanded, normal course of business and didn't really think it was a mistake. Yesterday, Gongaware answered the same question saying he was mistaken when he said AEG was paying Dr. Murray. Gongaware explained he thinks he said the same thing but different ways. Gongaware was also asked about a key email he wrote that has come up several other times during the trial. Talking about Murray, he wrote:
We want to remind him that it is AEG, not Michael who is paying his salary. We want him to understand what is expected of him

Panish: "Do you have any idea why you might have written that AEG is paying his salary?"
Gongaware: "No. I mean, I was mistaken there. We weren't going to pay his salary. We would have advanced the money on Michael's instructions"
Panish then asked Gongaware about Lou Ferrigno and whether he was an employee of AEG Live. Gongaware said no, reiterating his previous testimony that he made a deal with Ferrigno. He said Ferrigno would have been an independent contractor. Panish asked whether Ferrigno had a contract with AEG Live. Gongaware said he didn't know. Panish asked Gongaware if he hired Lou Ferrigno to be Michael's trainer. "I made a deal for Michael," Gongaware said. Ferrigno was an independent contractor, Gongaware said he didn't know whether Ferrigno was submitting bills to his office.
Panish: "So you stiffed Lou Ferrigno, you didn't pay the Incredible Hulk?"(Everyone in the courtroom laughed out loud)
Gongaware: "I don't know how he would get paid, if he would submit bills or not"
Panish said Gongaware testified yesterday that he was not concerned with Michael because he was working out with a trainer. Today Gongaware testified Michael was going to work out with Lou Ferrigno. Gongaware said he didn't know whether Ferrigno had an independent contract agreement or not and if he got paid. Panish inquired about AEG only paying people with fully executed contract. Gongaware said he didn't know the status of Ferrigno's contract. "I don't know specifically when Mr. Jackson saw trainers, but I believe he was seeing trainers," Gongaware explained.
Panish: "He was seeing Lou Ferrigno to be in the next Incredible Hulk?"
Gongaware: "I don't think so"
Panish said Gongaware testified he was not concerned about Michael because he was working out with Lou Ferrigno. He said he didn't say that.
"When he was sick on June 19, I didn't know what was happening," Gongaware explained. "After that, Michael was great."
Panish asked whether he ever received Conrad Murray's contract. Gongaware, when shown an email from June 16, 2009, that included Murray's contract, said he didn't generally read contracts. "Dr Murray wasn't supposed to get paid. If Michael would've signed the deal, Dr Murray would've been paid for his work in London," Gongaware said .
Panish: "You didn't have time to ready budgets, you didn't have time to read contracts, right?"
Gongaware: "I didn't read budgets early on"
Panish asked if Gongaware had any document to prove that Dr. Murray was told that anyone else, but AEG, was paying him. Gongaware didn't recall.
Panish: "Did you have anything in writing saying it was Michael, not AEG, paying Dr. Murray?"
Gongaware: "I don't know"
Gongaware said he believed Dr. Murray signed one version of the contract, but doesn't know whether the one showed to him was it. Gongaware said he knew of no document that said his company's payments to Conrad Murray were actually part of a loan to Michael. Gongaware, on the stand for the sixth day, said he didn't know what Murray assumed about who was paying him.
The jury was shown an email from Timm Wooley, the AEG accountant on Jackson's This Is It concert series sent Murray June 6, 2009:
"I am sorry for the long delay in getting this to you, but I hope that, with your input and comments, we can dispose of the agreement quickly and arrange for payment of the May & June fee installment"
Gongaware testified that although he made the deal with Murray, and that the contract was emailed to him in 2009, his court appearance was the first time he had seen it. Gongaware repeated his contention as he has throughout his testimony, that "He was working for Michael Jackson. He wasn't working for us" The contract shown to the jury said it was between AEG Live and Murray. The contract also said Murray was to "Perform the Services reasonably requested by Producers" (AEG). Trell testified earlier that this was one of several mistakes in a draft that would have been cleaned up in the final version
Panish: "You expected Dr Murray, just like Ferrigno, to get paid for services provided to AEG right sir?"
Gongaware: "He wasn't working for AEG"
Gongaware said he was tasked to make the deal, determine compensation for Dr. Murray.
Panish: "If he was Michael's personal doctor, why hire him?"
Gongaware: "I think he wanted to set up the payment. I was told to negotiate his compensation"
Panish asked Gongaware about his contention that Jackson was always able to perform and nail shows when necessary Gongaware repeated he believed when lights went on, Michael was always there. Panish pointed out Michael canceled several shows on the Dangerous tour. The lawyer cited several shows over Jackson's career that he missed: Bangkok, South America and the need to move a couple in Mexico City.
Panish then asked Gongaware about Dr. Stuart Finkelstein, who the lawyer kept referring to as Gongaware's friend of 25 years. Finkelstein, a possible witness in the trial, was on the last leg of the Dangerous tour before it was canceled. Gongaware said Dr. Finkelstein is now a drug addiction specialist. "There were two occasions where he (Dr. Finkelstein) told me he treated Michael, but never talked about Demerol or injections," Gongaware said. "I believe he's mistaken," Gongaware said if Dr. Finkelstein gave deposition to the contrary.
Panish: "Did Dr. Finkelstein tell you he put MJ on a 24 hour morphine drip?"
Gongaware: "No"
Gongaware denied that Finkelstein told him that he thought Jackson was suffering from a prescription drug addiction. He also denied that Finkelstein told him that another doctor on the Dangerous tour was giving Jackson Demerol shots. Dr. Forecast, from London, was Michael's doctor treating the artist during Dangerous tour
Gongaware said he was never alarmed about Jackson's health and said he saw him as being well
Panish: "Is safety paramount to AEG live?"
Gongaware: "Safety should always be expected"
Gongaware said he didn't know if there was a person in charge of safety at rehearsals

Panish: "In your opinion, this is a baseless, shakedown lawsuit?"
Gongaware: "I don't understand the merit in it"
Panish: "You answered interrogatories in this case blaming everything on Mrs. Jackson?"
Gongaware: "I don't recall"
Panish: "Did you sign anything in this case saying that Mrs. Jackson was trying to extort money from AEG?"
Gongaware: "I don't recall"
Regarding whether Jackson's children suffered a loss after their father's death, Gongaware said:
"I believe they suffered a great loss"
Gongaware agreed that the best recollection of what happened in 2009 is the emails, but said he remembers from his head too.
"He was always amazing," Gongaware said about Michael.
Gongaware: "I thought he was great"
Panish: "Despite Bugzee saying he was deteriorating in front of his eyes?"
Gongaware: "My eyes told me differently"
Gongaware said the demand for tickets to Michael's memorial service was huge, comparable to the demand for the This Is It tour. Gongaware said the amount of people still in line to buy tickets for This Is It could've sold out 100 shows. (ABC7)

Panish: "Do you remember what you said Elvis died of?"
Gongaware: "Heart ailment"
But Panish recalled Gongaware giving a different answer earlier on, saying he believed it was prescription drugs
Gongaware was asked about extending the This Is It tour. He was shown emails from promoters wanting Michael concerts in India, Australia. Gongaware said he would have liked the "This Is It" tour to continue, but they only had agreement for 50 shows. On 3/18/09 -- asking about MJ going to India for the show, Phillips responded:
"Thanks, Thomas. Michael will definitely be heading your way"
Gongaware said he thinks they were making plans in case Michael said ok, let's go. Email on 3/17/09 from Phillips:
"We have a 4 year plan that includes Australia, however, we have to finish London first.
Gongaware, who didn't like Australian's promoter, responded:
"Over my dead body. But let's see what he says before I p**s on his parade."

Panish: "Did you ever see Michael under the influence of prescription medication in June 2009?"
Gongaware: "When he came back from Dr. Klein's office"
Panish: "Did you investigate?"
Gongaware: "No, he was coming from his doctor, I didn't think there was a need"

Panish: "Your goal was to have as many shows as possible?"
Gongaware: "I would've liked that"
Panish: "The more shows you had, the more money AEG would've gotten, right?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Panish asked Gongaware if he had talked to Phillips since he'd been on the witness stand. He said he hadn't discussed the case. Panish then asked if Phillips was aware Gongaware said he was content with AEG Live being #2 concert promoter behind Live Nation. Gongaware said he's expressed his opinion that AEG Live doesn't need to be the #1 promoter
AEG recross
Marvin Putnam, in re-direct, asked Gongaware if he tried to give his best testimony possible in deposition. Gongaware said "Yes"
He asked Gongaware why he never sent a condolence card to Jackson's family. "I'm not good with cards", he said. He said the memorial service was how he wanted to honor the singer. Gongaware said he spent a lot of time thinking about Jackson after his death "What I did, I tried to put the memorial show together," Gongaware said. "I think it was the best thing for me to do, commemorate his life."
Memorial was at the Staples Center with 15,000 people, live fed to Nokia Theater with 5,000 people. Gongaware said he worked directly with Randy Jackson on the memorial. It cost over a million dollars, AEG and Michael's estate bore the cost. "I'm glad I did what I did," Gongaware said, adding memorial was shown to millions of people interested in Michael around the world
Putnam tried to rebut all the claims that Gongaware changed his testimony. Gongaware said he feels he hasn't changed his answers
Putnam also showed jury Gongaware's police statement. Panish had said his comment to police was different from testimony. Panish keyed in on whether Gongaware testified that it was five weeks or two weeks between his first two conversations with Conrad Murray. The police statement said Gongaware told detectives a few weeks separated the calls regarding Murray and the contract
Another document that defense attorney Marvin Putnam showed Gongaware was Lou Ferrigno's contract. Ferrigno's three-page contract designated him as an independent contractor. It was signed by AEG accounting exec Julie Hollander. Putnam showed an independent contract agreement with Ferrigno fully executed. Julie Hollander signed on behalf of AEG effective April 27, 2009
Putnam finished his examination of Gongaware by showing him Conrad Murray's contract. Putnam questioned Gongaware about Dr. Murray's contract. The exec said Michael had to sign it in order for it to be valid. Putnam showed Gongaware language in the agreement that said Michael Jackson had to sign the agreement for it to be a valid contract. Putnam also keyed in on language that said Murray was being engaged "on behalf and at the expense of Michael Jackson"
Jackson redirect
Then it was Panish's turn again. He said there isn't a date on the contract showing when Julie Hollander signed Ferrigno's agreement. Panish questioned Gongaware about whether Ferrigno's contract may have been signed after Jackson's death. Gongaware said he didn't think he sent any contracts to Julie Hollander after Jackson's death. Panish pointed out that Hollander was signing contracts after Michaelhad died. He asked to see the original contract.
Panish: "Lou Ferrigno was retained by AEG, right?"
Gongaware: "Yes"
Panish asked Gongaware whether he thought it would have been better for him if he had reviewed documents and e-mails before testifying. "I relied on the advice of my attorney," he said. "All this legal stuff, I don't understand it," he said. Gongaware said he expected his lawyers would act on his best interest and that he testified truthfully and factually in his deposition. Panish asked if Gongaware expected to be believed now when he wouldn't recall his answers in deposition. Defendant objected, judge sustained
Panish also repeatedly referred to the number of AEG Live defense lawyers in the courtroom. He was later admonished to stop mentioning them. Putnam had noted that Katherine Jackson's side was being represented by four law firms. Panish said he didn't care if Putnam brought it up
With that Paul Gongaware was excused, subject to recall if needed.
Randy Phillips Testimony
Phillips said he met with six attorneys to prep for testimony between 6-8 times over the last two weeks, probably for about 30 hours. Phillips said he went through a bunch of emails, probably 30, from the period in question. He also read his deposition.
Randy Phillips, the chief executive officer of AEG Live, disclosed that his lawyers advised company executives not to review old e-mails before testifying. "They felt it would be better if I went in without preparation," he said, referring to his lawyers. (AEG Live lawyer Marvin Putman said outside of court that the volume of documents they would have needed to review was massive, making it impossible for them to prepare. )
Panish asked Phillips whether he was eager to tell his side of the story. "I believe you called me as a witness, so I'm here," Phillips said flatly
Phillips attended two years of law school, but didn't graduate.

Panish: "Who's higher up than you at AEG Live?"
Phillips: "No one at AEG Live"
Panish: "You are the top dog, so to speak?"
Phillips: "Yes"
Phillips reports to an executive committee who would then report to Tim Leiweke. Phillips said he doesn't know why Leiweke left the company. Phil Anschutz now belongs to the executive committee.
Panish at one point asked the executive whether he was familiar with the music industry. "Familiar with the music industry? I was working in it," Phillips replied.
Phillips said he agreed with statements attributed to him and defense attorney Marvin S. Putnam that the case was a shakedown.
Panish: "Do you think this is an extortion, shakedown lawsuit?"
Phillips: "Yes or no answer? Yes"
Panish: "Did you sign a document under the penalty of perjury saying Mrs. Jackson aided and abetted Joe Jackson to extort money from AEG?"
Phillips: "It's possible, I don't remember. I wish you wouldn't keep calling it a baseless shakedown lawsuit"
Panish: "You believe this case is an extortion, correct?"
Phillips: "Yes"

Panish: "You told Mr. Ortega that AEG checked everyone out, including Dr. Murray?"
Phillips: "I wrote in an email to Kenny Ortega that I thought Dr. Murray had been checked out. I still do, to some extent"
Panish: "You said he was a great doctor?"
Phillips: "Because that's what I was told"
Panish: "Did you write an email that AEG checked everyone out?"
Phillips: "Yes, I did"
Panish: "That was not true"
Phillips: "In retrospect, not 100%.It's what I knew at the time"

Panish: "Isn't it true you said AEG live doesn't lose money, sir?"
Phillips: "Among other things I said"
Panish showed Phillips a Forbes article where he said AEG is about making money, since they are a business.
Phillips: "Live Nation is the largest concert promoter in the world"
Panish: "Do you like being number 2?"
Phillips: "Love it! I'd rather be a successful number 2"
Panish: "You don't want to be number one?"
Phillips: "Not if it means losing money"
Phillips said Mr. Anschutz told him he's happy being a number 2
Panish asked if it was true Phillips wanted to meet with Michael to tour in 2007. Phillips answered it was the opposite, they asked for a meeting.
Jackson lawyer Brian Panish, who has been previously told by the judge not to argue with witnesses, quickly tangled with Phillips. "Please don't argue with me because then I will argue back and get in trouble," Panish told Phillips at one point. "Then that's an incentive for me," Phillips joked (everyone laughed)

Panish: "Did you learn Colony Capital purchase note on Neverland?"
Phillips: "Yes"
Panish: "Is Barrack one of principals on Colony Capital?"
Phillips: "Yes"
On 6/13/08, Phillips sent an email to Colony Capital with a summation of plans for Michael for four years:
I caution you that Michael is not fast and a total perfectionist (needs to be controlled as much as possible)
Phillips said he was referring to Michael's spending

Panish: "Neverland was his beloved home, right sir?"
Phillips: "Hard to answer, because of the things Michael told me"
When the executive appeared to crack a smile, Panish asked if he thought the proceedings were funny.
Phillips:"No, I think it's tragic"
Panish: "Do you think any of this is funny, sir?"
Phillips: "No, I think it's tragic"
Tohme Tohme was a business associate with Colony Capital, who was also working with Michael. Panish asked if Phillips thought there was a conflict of interest with Tohme working for Colony and Michael. He said "No"
Court Transcript
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2023.06.04 13:03 _burgundyonmytshirt Aastha Dhami's video description. The way she's justifying how Mohak is allowed to have exes giving statistics is hilarious. Also is she calling herself an amateur youtuber or Sejal?

Aastha Dhami's video description. The way she's justifying how Mohak is allowed to have exes giving statistics is hilarious. Also is she calling herself an amateur youtuber or Sejal?
All the minimal views she's getting (like 4k views) is because people are curious what's up with sejal's ex and that's all lol.
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2023.06.04 12:57 InformalEmotion_517 Coworker (18M) and I (18F) were talking/seeing each other before he completely changed his mind. Is it possible anything is still there?

Basically a guy and I were talking at work, he asked me out on a date and things were good. We FaceTimed, texted a lot and such everyday for a couple of weeks. He made it seem like he wanted a relationship and said things like “it’s inevitable we’ll end up more than friends” and just said lots of things that made it seem like he wanted something more so even though I was hesitant, I started liking him. He came over twice and I let him grab my ass, but nothing more than that except cuddling. He wanted me to meet his mum, wanted to meet my parents etc. but I told him I wasn’t comfortable w/him meeting my parents since nothings official and that type of thing is important to me. He said he understood. Messaged me a day after the last time he came over after ghosting me and told me because we work together we should just stay friends and that we shouldn’t have talked outside of work. Told me it’s also cause neither of us had our licenses yet and that we’re both in our last year of school. He said that he thought we’d be great together but it probably isn’t a good idea. Told me he was thinking about this the entire time we were talking apparently. I asked him to tell me if there would be anything there in future so I could move on, and he just said best thing for both of us is for me to move on and focus on myself.
After he texted me that, we snapped back and forth a bit but then he started leaving me on open so I just removed him entirely from Snapchat lol. This situation was two months ago
Since then we’ve had a few shifts together but we don’t talk much. He and I occasionally talk; here and there he asks if I’ve gotten my license yet but the other day he jokingly asked me “so, you found any other bitches yet?”, I joked with him and told him I had, then confessed that I didn’t. He then told me he hadn’t either and we kinda just didn’t talk after that.
Kinda still secretly hoping something is there and maybe could be revived lol. He still follows me on Instagram, but we don’t text or talk outside of work. Need opinions on this, anything still there possibly? Should I just let it go? If you were my coworker why would you do this? I just want clarification for this whole situation cause I sure as hell won’t be getting anything from him lol
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2023.06.04 12:57 Abomination31212 I don't know if I'm able to make actual friends

I've always had issues talking to people face to face and I'm currently in online school. I don't go outside much because I have a literally paralyzing fear of bugs and there are a lot in my area. All of my past friendships have felt really forced and one-sided and even my current ones feel like they will end at any moment. I don't think I'm able to actually make any genuine friends. Everyone I reach out to seems to have no interest in being friends with me and the only people who reach out to me ghost me after like 2 days. The idea of dating is already thrown out the window because of obvious reasons. It doesn't help that I either get way too attached to people emotionally or I don't get attached at all. I'm not capable of feeling much empathy or emotions in general and people just find me annoying because of that. I don't know what to do at this point.
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2023.06.04 12:55 TheRetroWorkshop The Making of Aion Log #3: An Excerpt from the Postface of the Rulebook (Regarding the Birth of High King Balthazar II and the Game of Aion)

Postface: Within Aion
First, Aion is not meant to be sardonic nor satirical -- except, one could argue, in the deepest sense: meaning, contemplative. However, it occurs to me as it likely occurs to you: world-conquering powers of any sort, by their very nature, have a satirical edge to them, as they are at once both hypnotic and laughable. Meaning, too evil or grand to be believed. So, it's comforting to know that world-conquering forces, as a general rule, are considered amusing to the point of exhaustion. They are. That's why most space operas have such an edge to them. However, they are not trivial, and the very best fictionalisations of such are inexhaustible (such as Star Wars and the Foundation series). Ultimately, they teach you something about being human.
Secondly, then, at the deepest level, I wanted to do The Lord of the Rings in space. I believe, if you're not aiming at the deepest themes of Man, you're not aiming at anything worthwhile. (Of course, I certainly have not come close to Tolkien -- but, that's not the point of aiming high.)
Part I: The House of the Gathering
Zombies, and sci-fi in general, had long been on my mind in relation to creating my own wargame, so the notion of having zombies on an alien planet, then, was not foreign to me. But, for the first time, I decided to take zombies seriously, and in the context of deep space. In the end, that meant filling the universe -- or, part of it -- with them... and pitting them against a grand empire of sorts. As hearty Americans say: go big or go home. I went big, in all directions, except with respect to the small scale of the gameplay itself. I believe this somewhat harmonised the two extremes.
The Two Aions
In the first place, Aion (known as the Aion Empire) began a few years ago. It was to be a sci-fi empire (rather, empire-like structure), just like this Aion, only it was contained to Earth -- and featured not a single zombie. This was the birth of High King Balthazar (which I later changed to King Balthazar, and which High King Balthazar II retrospectively changed to High King Balthazar I), the Babylonian, god-king, super-ruler. Note that the Balthazar of Aion's central timeline is High King Balthazar II, but is simply known as High King Balthazar in all informal and most formal matters.
We must ask ourselves, 'What is this strange thing called fiction we engage with? All these games and stories and neo-myths and toy soldiers?' Is it all escapism... or, are these works trying -- yearning, clawing, dying -- to confront something real?
The Babylonian ruler concept, as with the entire the project of Aion, was a slow process of stitching ideas, sometimes disparate ideas, together and upon one another. Over ten years ago, I simply and purely loved the name Balthazar. Shockingly, perhaps, I was informed by The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) more than the Bible; I had all but forgotten that he brought the gift of myrrh to Jesus Christ.
However, I always liked the name Balthazar in a more anti-hero frame than a saint or otherwise hero (though he is the hero of the aforementioned movie). It was finally time to do something with the notion.
He was white in the movie, but is often African [black] in Biblical contexts. I had no idea what I really wanted to do with Balthazar yet, racially/culturally. But, years later, my research led me to a Near Eastern figure of a relatively similar name: Belshazzar, the regent-to-be-king of Babylon before its fall in 539 BC. He kept the title of crown prince (son of the king).
I blended all of this together, making him Babylonian in terms of his ancestry (technically, of the Neo-Babylonian Empire) and an anti-villain (largely ignoring the historical characters of Belshazzar and Balthazar). I also created some other major characters, and collected some old fantasy notes, with the most notable additions being the Rime-Giants.
High King Balthazar I swiftly became a modern Neo-Babylonian (meaning not really Neo-Babylonian at all) cultist and race supremacist: meaning, he wanted the entire world to be just like him, made in his own image, as he believed his ancestry was supreme (dating back to the Neo-Babylonian Empire, in a neo-mythic, historical revisio-negationist kind of way). This is what ultimately led to the Balthazarian world order (meaning, Earth filled only with what Balthazar considered to be descendants of the Neo-Babylonians).
The second Aion was an idea for a comic version of the first: now, High King Balthazar I was an anti-hero-turned-villain with superpowers (circa 2048 AD), and he wore black and purple clothing. His name was simply Balthazar. He was a rather typical modern, dark supervillain (in the style of Alan Moore, primarily). Here, I added the Bronzed Titan, 27, the Librarian, among other characters and supernatural beings, such as The Face (singular and plural). Many of these remained within my Aionic mythos, just in different ways.
I don't overly care whether this be true history or pure propaganda, in-universe, on the part of High King Balthazar II. Or else, some collective cultural Creation myth. You may, as you wish, shift this in your mind more towards fantasy and supernaturalism, or hard sci-fi.
By combing everything, I arrived at my new High King Balthazar I being relatively similar to the old High King Balthazar I; however, the future of his story was very different. This quickly became a long history of so-called High Balthazars thereafter: seven of them. However, I later changed this to just the first two. In fact, I first used the title of High Emperor, but wanted to move away from the Roman framework, and did not want a literal empire at all; thus, I moved back to the title of High King.
Everything else was a simple -- ah, simple -- matter of filling in the blanks for a complete timeline of over 100,000 years (which became 10,000 years as I was compelled to massively shrink the entire setting). In any event, the really difficult part was delicately crafting it, and trimming it, for the purposes of the game.
Of course, all of this became entirely fictionalised as I moved away from Babylon and the Milky Way and invented my own setting, universe, and humanoid race. I kept the name Balthazar, of course.
'Why an empire spanning many galaxies?' You must be asking this. Well, it's tied back into the Akkadian Empire, as it used and likely invented the title, 'King of the Universe'. This is what drove me to such a vast empire in the first place. I knew that High King Balthazar II, final ruler of Balthazarian Aion, had to be King of the Universe, in some sense.
Note that, as far as I'm concerned, High King Balthazar II (and all else, for that matter) is not allegorical, so much as an example of Tolkien's concept of applicability. He's not to be read or understood in any particular political, social, economic, racial, or otherwise real-world terms, either at present or historically. The themes of Aion aim to be as ambiguous and universal as possible, with Balthazar as the overarching vessel (characteplot device) to those themes, for the fandomeer* (though you don't actually play or directly interact with the character of Balthazar, in-game).
Although the overarching framework of Aion is a clear example of racial dictatorship of sorts, and the basis of the Aionic culture was Babylon, there is no real connection to be found. Indeed, I ultimately shifted away from real humans altogether, by making the Balzarian (and Balthazar's, by definition) skin tone to be a white-grey, and they have different genetic markers and overall biology. But, they are still fundamentally 'human'. (Of course, symbolically, culturally, and linguistically, Aion is a great admixture of many Earth cultures, histories, peoples, and languages. Primary focus is on all things Germanic (Germany proper), Nordic (Norse), English (British), American (U.S.), Akkadian, Babylonian, and Japanese, with some Greek and Roman connections.)
*Fandomeer (fandom + eer (in the style of mountaineer, etc.)): a word I coined to express the nuance in the 'follower' of a fandom. The term, 'fan', 'follower', 'gamer', 'reader', 'consumer', or related is not nuanced enough for our purposes, as they do not fully encapsulate the attitudes and activities of a fandomeer. The fandomeer is a very active, often multi-faceted avid fan of some given fandom or space, or multiple (such as Star Trek science, the Wizarding World, or early Nintendo video games). It's meant to be a wide-ranging, neutral term (meaning, not derogatory or complimentary).
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2023.06.04 12:54 izzywizzys MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS MADRID, WHAT TO EXPECT

As someone with three kids, I am always looking for ways to have fun with my kids here in Madrid. There are plenty of museums and parks to go to, but every so often we come across an original attraction, and the museum of Illusions in Madrid is a great way to spend some fun time with your kids. If you are looking for some fun things to do in Madrid, be sure to add this place to your list.
The staff are really nice here, super friendly to the kids and adults alike and this really adds to the experience. It can get pretty busy and there can be queues at times, so its really a good idea to pre book your tickets for the museum of illusions before hand to avoid long queues.
The Museum of Illusions is conveniently located right in the heart of Madrid city center and you can walk there in a couple of minutes from the Puerta del Sol. So once you finish up here, you can just continue your tour through the city without having to travel any great distance.
museum of illusions madrid
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2023.06.04 12:52 _Maddiedabest Me (15f) is torn about dating and don't want to hurt a good guy (15m) who might turn out to be my person

My (15f) has a lot of conflicting feelings about whether or not I should date. To preface this, let me say that I've known this boy since sixth grade and that we've been close friends for a while. In eighth grade, he told me that he had/still has feelings for me. He's a really sweet guy, and as I said, he's one of my closest friends, so I thought about it and said I had feelings for him too, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to act on them, as in be in a relationship with him. My mother having several toxic relationships while I was growing up and growing up without a father figure have severely messed up my faith in relationships My family is also very opinionated when it comes to boys and dating, so I'm not sure if I'm ready to talk about this with them. He's a great guy and doesn't deserve to be a secret which is also why I was doubting getting into a relationship with him. when I told him that I wasn't sure if I wanted a relationship, he said it was okay and we don't have to rush things. We continued to forge our bond and friendship, and everything was fine and dandy until some guy in my history class overheard my big mouth friends teasing me about me and him being close and started telling people I liked him As you can imagine, this made middle school me extremely uncomfortable, so I stopped talking to everyone (not only for that purpose) and told him that I'm not ready for a relationship and that he should like someone else. When people started coming up to me and him asking questions and pressuring us to answer , I felt as though I was in a very bad nightmare (btw, this all started because of an assumption a stupid guy made in my class). Fortunately, the rumor fizzled out. I'm assuming it's because people didn't really think of me as the type to date and the majority of my class still believes that I'm a lesbian because I don't really show an interest in boys. And because I wanted him to truly move on, I got the brilliant idea to ghost him like the fool I was (I realized that this was insensitive and apologized for it many times). When we weren't talking regularly , he would send me paragraphs on a daily basis, and in one of them, he even said he loved me. Eventually, I responded about a month and a half after the paragraphs stopped, and he eventually stopped attempting to contact me, explaining what I was thinking and why I did what I did, and expressing my regret and reassured him that he is a really good guy and it was my fault because I was overwhelmed and instead of talking to him I ignored him like an idiot and that I was 100% the one at fault He responded, and we spoke later that day. I explained, and he said he understood, but he blamed himself because I never told him what I was thinking or why I stopped talking to him. I feel terrible about this because I should have talked to him, but I didn't want to because I didn’t want to awkwardly try to find the right words to communicate how I felt and why I was worried and thought running away would be better After that conversation, we resumed our normal friendship, caught up on each other's lives, and resumed our daily conversations. Unfortunately, ignoring your feelings doesn't make them go away, and I was doing that, which pushed a huge rift between us. He says he forgives me, but I'll always feel bad for making him blame himself for my actions. Since I'm terrible at communicating how I feel, it was especially difficult for me to confess that my feelings for him never changed and only grew when we started high school. He told me that it was the same for him, which is why it was difficult for him to talk to me regularly and have to hide them, and now we both realize our feelings for each other (were currently going into our sophomore year) We are completely honest with one another, and I feel like our friendship is at its best. However, I'm afraid to move further since I still have so many uncertainties (that have nothing to do with him). What should I do?How can I tell my family that I'm interested in someone and get rid of my doubts?
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2023.06.04 12:45 FearlessPin98 The guy I was seeing tried to groom me into becoming a convenient candidate that he could marry (?)

I dated someone recently for three weeks and strongly felt that he could be "the one" for me. He was caring, sensitive and gentle and seemed to sincerely like me. So did I. Though, in hindsight, he was extremely unhealthy for me.
Right after the first date, he stalked my mum and I on Facebook to learn more about me. I had stopped using my account after I had turned 20 so most of my posts were just photos from when I was a teenager. Despite expressing my discomfort, he made light of the situation, joking that he couldn't get enough of me and needed to see more pictures.
He had also grown health conscious after the pandemic and started expressing excessive concern about my over all health, asking me to eat and learn to cook healthier meals. Once, when he was caressing my hand, he joked, "Your skin is so soft, it would be softer if you ate more fruits." I laughed it off. Then he asked me to follow an Instagram page about safe sex and sexual health after we had our first kiss.
I shared with him that I had taken a break from work due to mental health struggles. He expressed his anxieties about the economy and the need for stability, emphasizing that he was looking for a partner who could contribute financially. I asked him to be patient with me as I was dealing with the aftermath of losing my father and needed time to heal. He assured me that he would support me and be there for me. However, just a few days later, he began pressuring me to find a new job, claiming it was for my own good and that staying at home would worsen my anxiety. Despite my discomfort, I felt overwhelmed and started applying for jobs under his influence. He even suggested that I considered moving abroad for a better lifestyle.
At first, I thought he was genuinely caring but I started second guessing myself.
He started flooding me with romantic gifs of couples kissing and cuddling each other. He was really, really attracted to me. He started sexting and asked me to meet him in a more private setting so he could shower me with "love and affection." I wanted to know him better before sleeping with him so I asked him to wait. He started pressuring me to send him nudes. This lasted for 3-5 days. I denied because I was shy but he argued that I had nothing to feel shy about and that my modesty wouldn't be affected by it. I "no" repeatedly and he fluctuated between "I won't force you" to trying to convince/coerce me. He even tried to take my clothes off in his car and I had to raise my voice to say "I don't consent to it."
While these are the negative interactions I had with him, there were softer, soothing moments as well. I started feeling paranoid of his intentions and my growing attachment to him. I did not want this to be a traumatic experience. I wanted this to be normal. I was torn between "he's trying to mould me to fit his idea of an ideal partner" and "I'm sure he's not a bad person, just someone with low emotional intelligence and poor social skills."
Feeling unheard by him, I believed that more communication could fix our issues. So, I began pushing for daily texting and weekly meetings, hoping it would bring us closer. Although he agreed, he seemed mentally absent during our dates. He confessed to feeling overwhelmed and pressured to carve out time for me due to his busy work schedule. He shared that he did not feel the belongingness that I did (?) This left me confused as he had been dictating aspects of my life without feeling a sense of belonging? What?
The confusion and disorientation I felt reached a breaking point, leading to an emotional outburst and ultimately, our breakup.
I find myself full of guilt for not handling the situation more effectively, wondering if I overreacted or if I am being too dramatic. Was it unreasonable of me to ask for an hour of daily texting? I want to communicate my feelings to him and address the violation of my boundaries. He acts like this NEVER happened and it is disturbing me that he is totally oblivious of his actions. He has agreed to listen to me through texts but has made it clear that he doesn't want to dwell in the past. Should I text him and unload everything that is weighing on my chest?
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2023.06.04 12:44 Seeker_90 I need help with how to navigate through these issues.

Hi, I am here to represent some of the aspects of the dysfunctional family of my parents. I have made peace with the past but there have been a few recent events with each family member that are bothering me lately. I am working on myself, reminding myself that although some of it is affecting me now, it does not really matter. Its the logical mind though which needs convincing. What should I do here? Any help is appreciated
  1. My Elder Sister (her and I have an age gap of almost 2 years):There was an incident that happened when we were teens, affecting her and me both. I lost my connection with friends little by little. Life became a mess really. She chose to bring this up and how it affected her, (years later) when she introduced me to her - to be fiancee - FOR THE FIRST TIME, trying to pick up a fight then and there. She was 28F (in2020) at the time. I am not sure what she expected out of it and why she did that. When I brought incidences on how she had literally been an asshole to me all her life, she tried to justify herself looking at him as if the only person there purer than the purest water on earth was her. (Really?) I did not storm out or anything like that but handled it like a more mature person than her.
It really made me think later though on how far she could go to paint a picture about me to someone who was going to be a part of the family. It also made me realize that I was right to think that she and mum had many conversations belittling me (which was obvious infront but not it was obvious behind my back too), My mother is a narcissist btw.
She asked me one time this year if I wanted to stay at her house for a week since she and her now husband would be out there would be no one at home, I said okay. Now when I was leaving her house, since the door had automatic lock, I did not do the manual lock (from outside). I was on my way to the airport when she showed her disapproval on this. So I went back, but there was a malfunction on the door, it was not opening at all for me to even lock it. She was literally screaming on the phone over the video call. I could see my parents sitting behind in the video call, watching this whole ordeal, I tried opening this giant door, slamming myself to it but it did not budge. I eventually had to take help of the neighbour. He was a physically bigger person than me. And he too had trouble opening the door but with effort, he pushed it open. I was then able to lock the door automatically +manually.Later I noticed I had big blood clots (three) covering my right thigh, the side from which I was slamming myself on to the door.
Even when she visits home, she tries to degrade my choices, my weight, anything related to me. I told her I like myself and how I do things.There was one time, when during our conversation she asked me what I wanted to eat (for the first time). I said no, she insisted. When I told her and it was a pretty cheap order, her reaction and the entire demeanor changed. She booked the order but was so agitated, didn't continue the call and I never said yes to any of her questions after.
  1. Father : I took a break from my corporate career in 2021 to pursue a career in government. I asked my father if he was okay with me being at home to prepare. Initially, he said okay but it was clear later on that he really did not care on if I had my own space to prepare or the privacy. And no I don't have a room, I sleep in the drawing room on a deewan (bed) right infront of the main door.
He watches TV all day and couldn't care less on what is happening elsewhere in the house.To cope with this and the guests, relatives and visits of my siblings (both elder sissy and brother), I started studying at night.In the morning, he could hardly care on how loud he is moving things around, arranging utensils or so. I am trying to get a job again to get my own place. I don't know how I managed this long at home with such things.
  1. Brother : He is so self - righteous.Initially, he and I shared rooms. And he was always on the phone. One time I asked him to go to the balcony and talk or the other room and he said it was not convenient for him. I told him I am preparing for my government exam and what do you know? It turns into an altercation. My mother asked me to leave the room, being all about solutions. When I told her it's impacting my preparation and I have to give the exam, she said ' everyday is an exam' (seriously?)
I cried a lot that day after I settled in my father's room.To make it seem like she was trying to help me, she asked my father to let me study for 2 hours each day. (Really? 2 hours?),which was not okay by him. He loves his TV and so.Oh well.
He never apologized and still, till date, never apologizes even when he is in the wrong. He does apologize to my sister. It's all about the money she earns now. Because he often makes note of it and always looks at her salary. So I think that way, he is inclined to say sorry to her. He did not say sorry to her too before she was earning well.
  1. My Mother: I think the person I had most issues with throughout my life is my mother. I love her for the being that resides in her but I oh so effin dislike her for how she treats me directly/ indirectly.
She projects her limitations on me, always remarking 'oh you can't do that'.She has always wanted me to be less than my sister. How do I know this? She oftens pointed out in a derogatory way whenever I did well in life.
I was the first in this family to get a well paid job and she was not happy about it, at all. When I was in the process of giving interview, I remember she remarked says 'That is, if you get this job, you will go there'. I was taken aback but I mean, what else did I expect.
When I was earning well, these guys were all about me, asking me for gifts and things, which I was happy to oblige to.
Now, she always ALWAYS like a speaker on the top of my head, speaks about how wonderful of a jobmy sister has, her salary, the new flat she is buying and how richlyand royally our new dog is living with her, something which he was not living like before, when he was living with her.
About the government exams I am preparing for, she always talks about how less of a salary the posts have. I really don't have any idea about why she says these things. When I try to confront her, she takes it in a very defensive way and I'd not say anything to her at all.
Now that my brother is in another city because of his job, she has taken the room.I had an interview yesterday and I asked her for the room (there is always someone coming and going in the drawing room) and the energy got so dull as if I was not entitled to it.
How do you think would be the best way to navigate through these emotions and incidences?
TL;DR; : Seeking a few ways to navigate through this situation for the time I am here with family.
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2023.06.04 12:43 waterglaze how to get into thaiboy?

so i got into bladee and ecco on first listen back in 2021 but for some reason i can’t get into thaiboy? I’ve listened to tiger and legendary member and back 2 life all the way through and they just don’t do anything for me aside from a few tracks.
Idk if it’s his voice or his lyrics? they feel shallow if that’s the right word. like they’re fun but don’t really have an effect on me.
Anyone else feel the same way or have any ideas about how I can get more into thaiboy? It also took me a while to get into lean so maybe that has something to do with it cause i feel like him and lean are kind of similar vocally
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2023.06.04 12:41 Ok_Bunch_206 I feel like PvE content needs to head in a new direction.

SOT is based on a PvPvE dynamic, and this inclusion of both PvE and PvP is one of the reasons for its popularity and success. However, to me at least, the PvE content in the game feels pretty unremarkable. Most PvE content feels pretty repetetive and honestly it can get boring pretty fast. But why?
I feel like the bulk of PvE content is essentially just hitting skeletons / phantoms until they die. Which can be fun, yes, but that sort of content essentially relies on other players raising the stakes and making the encounter exciting, rather than the fun stemming from the content itself. This goes for Skeleton Forts, Sea Forts, Ashen Lords and Phantom Fleets. I'm excluding the Fort of Fortune and Fort of the Damned as they are essentially guaranteed to attract player activity, and the Skeleton Fleets allow for a lot more variety and a more exciting type of combat in my opinion (there are no good faction quests apart from the LotV either). So you might be asking 'well what sort of PvE content do you want then?' - allow me to explain.
I feel like Shrines (please don't insta-downvote me for mentioning these) are a good example of the sort of content I would love to see. With the exception of treasuries of course, I honestly found shrines to be the most engaging PvE content we have ever been given (again, this is all my personal opinion and I know not everyone will agree). I loved the puzzle solving shrines like the Shrine of Tribute, but even more than those I loved the parkour shrines like the Shrine of Ocean's Fortune. Today, shrines are pretty outdated and don't get much rep, but I feel like Rare could really build on what they gave us with Shrines to create some really engaging PvE content in the future. To add to the difficulty and engagement, they could have challenges - for example, complete the entire parkour shrine while holding a piece of loot, or find 3 hidden rooms in the puzzle shrine for a cool cosmetic. I really feel like the shrines are just wasted potential, and I would love to see Rare give that type of content another go.
Again, this is all my personal opinion, and I'm also not asking Rare to completely forget about PvP and only focus on PvE - the game needs a good and engaging balance of both to keep functioning well, and I'm just voicing my ideas on how that could be achieved. Thank you all so much for reading, and I look forward to hearing everyone's input and ideas.
TLDR: I feel like we need more PvE content in the form of parkour and puzzle-solving (like in the shrines from season 4) and less that involves just hitting skeletons until they die.
P.S. I just remembered the parkour on the Sea Dogs Tavern - not sure if it's still there, but it was another great bit of fun with some friends, add some loot to the end and spice it up a little and bang - job done.
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2023.06.04 12:41 Particular_Good Mr. Potato Head Goes Crypto? The Rise of NFTs for the Iconic Toy

In a surprising turn of events, Mr. Potato Head has entered the world of cryptocurrency with the creation of the Mr Potato Meme Token. The token is a new addition to the growing trend of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, that are taking the digital world by storm.
According to the MrPotato website, the token is backed by liquidity and designed to be traded on both centralized and decentralized exchanges, as well as NFT marketplaces. The website claims that the project aims to create a population of Potato NFTs that can be swapped into Mr Potato NFTs.
While the idea of Mr. Potato Head being involved in cryptocurrency may seem funny, it's actually a serious business. The rise of NFTs has caused a surge of interest in cryptocurrency, with some even calling it the future of money. Mr. Potato Head seems to be getting in on the action early.
The Mr Potato Meme Token is just one small part of the MrPotato ecosystem. The project also includes a Liquidity Bridge smart contract designed to allow for easy conversion of tokens into NFTs. With all of these components working together, it seems that Mr Potato Head is positioning itself to be a major player in the world of NFTs and cryptocurrency.
Whether it's a serious investment opportunity or just a random internet meme taken to the extreme, one thing is for sure: Mr. Potato Head is not to be underestimated.
Follow MrPotatoToken and visit to stay up to date on all of the latest developments. Who knows what kind of wild ride the spud will take us on next!
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2023.06.04 12:40 eirinkou Mood :P (+update about the requests drawings in body text :D)

Hi, it’s that crazy guy who decided it’d be a smart idea to draw 100+ people just a few days before the end of their school break! >:D
For real tho, it’s time for an unscheduled update on this thing I’ve undertaken 🤔 Don’t worry, it’s not a cancellation!
For starters, I’ve got too many exams and other school things due in the upcoming weeks D: I’ve already been taking it easy (slacking lol) throughout the past months, but I’m gonna take a bigger backseat now xd
Secondly, I think I’ve caught a cold. Eh… I miss being able to breathe properly through my nose and not having a headache… :( It’s cold season, so I guess it can’t be helped.
I do, however, have an approximate date for when part 2 of the requests will be dropped! Somewhere between June 29th and July 9th, so please look forward to it! :)
I think that’s about it! Any OC questions and questions about me are also open, if anyone is curious about either of those things ;P I’ll still be able to reply, since that doesn’t take too much time~
Please take care, everyone! :D
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2023.06.04 12:38 BellCapable9011 I got ghosted after a really good first date and I don’t know why.

Myself (24F) & a guy (25M) went on a date a few days ago after chatting for about a week.
We went to primary school together so it was good to catch back up after 10+yrs.
We went out to a bar and saw one of his male friends and spent the night with him too, it was a good night. Ended up going back to my place and did the deed etc.
He was telling me he had not long broken up with his child’s mum and that he’d just moved back in with his dad and it was looking for a place to stay, I offered a room at my place but said we’ll discuss it more when totally sober.
He asked if we could wake up early and if I could drop him to his child’s mothers place to see his baby, which I did.
He messaged after saying he had a great night and we’ll definitely have to do it again soon. He even video called me and showed me his baby etc. Then bang just went ghost. No explanation nothing.
I’m guessing he got back together with his kids mother; but I just asked for an explanation but he left me on ghost. Didn’t block me or anything. Just assuming blocked my messages.
Just sort of really hurt me. Any idea why guys do these types of things? Could I have just been a distraction from the ex and he realised the grass wasn’t greener on the other side?
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2023.06.04 12:37 StatisticianNo7338 Compatibility and spark

I've been talking to a guy for a month, texted for a long time before dating twice.
I never had so much fun texting before, we had a lot in common and we were constantly curious about each other. He told me he felt the same. I was even having a big crush in my mind.
I was really excited to meet him but when we finally met, the spark magically disappeared. Even after a good conversation and a date that made me feel we are really compatible. We agreed that physical touch is the love language for both of us, yet I felt empty and awkward when I let him touch and kiss me. Of course, a touch with a stranger isn't really something that sparks attraction.
Now I feel the spark is gone from texting too. Talking to him is starting to feel like work. Depending on how our 3rd date goes, I might tell him we should moving on. I never had a relationship before, but I know not to start anything serious unless I know I have the energy to commit.
I wonder what it really takes to be romantically attracted to someone for me. I've had intense crush on someone before, and being incompatible didn't drive the feelings away. Yet when I find someone who is much better for me, I don't feel a thing.
If compatibility is more important for a lasting relationship, why is infatuation so much stronger than intuition?
I guess I am venting while asking for advice too. Though I don't know what the question is. Just feeling stuck atm.
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2023.06.04 12:35 WhistlingJlike How can I play Sneaseler?

Or whatever is called, I was thinking about Weakness Policy w/Endure+Reversal and a friend with Earthquake. Any other ideas? imo is too sqeezy to be a part of something bigger, outside of maybe one or two mons in the team with Follow Me/Rage Powder, or a good ultraoffensive strat. Maybe a pokemon can pass to him Serene Grace? That could be fun.
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2023.06.04 12:35 AutoModerator [Download Course] Dan Koe – Digital Economics Masters Degree (

[Download Course] Dan Koe – Digital Economics Masters Degree (
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What You Get

Phase 0) Digital Economics 101

The Digital Economics 101 module will open 1 week prior to the cohort start date.This is an onboarding module that will get you up to speed so we can get straight into the material.This will be required to finish before the start date.
  • Gain a deep understanding of all of the pieces in the digital economy.
  • Learn about the future of media and code — the front-end and backend of the internet — so you can focus your efforts.
  • Understand digital leverage, distribution, no-code tools, and digital assets so you can take part in the mental & financial wealth transfer.

Phase 1) Creating A Meaningful Niche

Every day I hear people going on and on about trying to find their niche.I also hear people talking about how they don’t know how to combine what they love talking about with what will sell.You already have the answer. You just don’t have the clarity.
  • Develop a long-term strategy to create your own niche — meaning you don’t have to worry about your “competition” playing status games.
  • Discover your life’s work, curiosities, and obsessions. I see too many people that are uncertain about this for years.
  • Cultivate and turn your vision, goals, and values into a brand that attracts an audience you love interacting with (and that will buy from you, and only you).

Phase 2) Content Strategy

There is one thing that separates those who make it in the digital economy and those who don’t.It’s the quality, articulation, and perceived originality of their content.The content you post has to make sense to the people you attract.Everyone has a different voice and tone that they resonate with. That they are congruent with and trust.It has to change their thought patterns or behavior — that’s what makes you memorable.That’s what separates you from the sea of people posting surface-level copy-cat style posts.Example and putting my money where my mouth is:
  • Become an expert-level speaker or writer on the topics you care about.
  • Never run out of content ideas for your posts or promotions (without using content templates — that’s how you stay a commodity).
  • Create posts, blogs, tweets, images, and videos that resonate with other’s on a deep level. People will actually ask you how you got so good at what you do.
  • Separate yourself from the ocean of B-tier creators that struggle to sell their products, services, andhave their ideas stick in the head of their audience.
  • Implement our Epistemic Research Method — which is just a fancy way of saying scientific research method… but it’s for researching your mind to craft brilliant content and product ideas.

Phase 3) Crafting Your Offer

Most people are sitting on a goldmine of skills, experience, and knowledge (that they can use to help people 1-2 steps behind them).That is what people pay for.Considering 95% of the market are beginners… if you are good at something, you can help them get to your level (no matter how “basic” you think the information is).Do you not watch basic content all day anyway? People don’t want new information, they want to be reminded of what works.
  • Use our Minimum Viable Offer strategy to start monetizing immediately (and have something to improve over time, rather than procrastinating until it’s perfect).
  • Have a strategy for reducing the time you spend working over time (as you build leverage and improve your offer).
  • Know how to create your own customers from the audience you are building, instead of “finding” the right customer for your offer.
  • Take the guesswork out of building coaching, consulting, or digital product offers.

Phase 4) Marketing Strategy

You aren’t making money because you aren’t promoting yourself or your offer.That is literally the only way to make money. Have something desirable and consistently put it in front of peoples’ faces.In Phase 4, I will show you how to systemize, automate, and be consistent with simple promotions.You will be able to make money without having the chance of forgetting to do it (or letting fear of failure get in the way).
  • Learn to sell on social media, in your writing, and across different platforms.
  • Have consistent sales coming in while focusing on your meaningful message (no need to sound salesy all the time).
  • Learn advanced automation strategies that you can implement at your own pace, especially once you validate your offer.

Bonus) The Creator Command Center

The Creator Command Center is a Notion template that houses all of the systems.This is how you will manage your brand, content, offer creation, marketing strategy, and systemized promotions for consistent sales.

Bonus) Live Product Build & Launch

In the first Digital Economics Cohort, I built out my course The 2 Hour Writer.I have videos showing how I build it with the strategies in phase 3 and 4.There is a bonus module that shows how I had an $85,000 launch that resulted in my first $100K month.I did this to prove the strategies inside Digital Economics work if you stick to the plan.And, this past Black Friday, I blew my that monthly high out of the water in 4 days.That’s the power of these strategies if you stay consistent with your life’s work.


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2023.06.04 12:34 HitItTillItBreaks7 I (18M) am in love with my best friend(18F) but I don't know what to do.

Sorry if it's too long, but I had to type out the entire story in detail.
I (18M) am in love with my best friend, let's call her S(18F). Yes, there I said it. We've been best friends for almost 5 years now. We became good friends when we were in 9th grade, and it just got better from there. I had a crush on her back then. I never thought that she'd like me back. My feelings for her kept switching on and off. After 10th grade, covid, lockdowns and what not. But that is when we really started talking, not stupid school stuff. About life, relationships and much more, and she even told me that I'm the best friend she's ever had, and it is the same even now. She told me then that she doesn't want to date friends because friends are friends for a reason. I was sad but I understood that. I tried to move on, talked to a few of my friends and they told me to stay friends for now, if something happens in the future, let it happen, don't force anything. The thing is that, we used to flirt a lot, and kinda do now as well. But I stopped liking her in 2021 and had no feelings for around a year. At the end of grade 12 in 2022, we had our school prom coming up, so I thought I'll ask her to prom just as friends. Before I asked her, she asked me to go to the prom with her. I was fine with it and said yes. The thing is that she was preparing hard for her entrance examinations, and a mock test could be on the same day as our prom, and she told me that if she has the test on the same day, she wouldn't be able to make it for prom. I was fine with that and told her it was completely fine and she should prioritize her studies. This was on the 20th of May, 2022. On 22nd May 2022 she sends me a text informing me that she won't be able to attend the prom as her exam date was confirmed and it was on the same day as the prom. I was totally fine with it and told her I'm completely fine with it. It turned out that I wasn't completely fine with it. I had just realized that I may never get a chance to be with her in the future, because deep down, a part of me hoped what my friends said would come true. It hit me like a train. I was really sad but even I had exams coming up and I couldn't afford to be held down by this.
I started flirting with her again. She too reciprocated. It went on for a few months. I moved to a different place for college. She also got into her dream college. So we decided to meet up before she left for college, which was across the country. Also we are a part of a friend group of three, and the third member, K (18M), is my best friend of 10 years. He literally is my brother and we've been through everything together, and he has helped me with this feelings thing. The three of us met up talked a lot, had a lot of fun, it was all good. We were talking about stuff, and S was talking about how she can't say no if someone asks her something. Me being the stupid flirt I was jokingly asked "what if I ask you out right now", she replied by saying she'll have to think about it. I was surprised, happy, terrified and confused everything at the same time. I talked about this to K and decided that I'll talk to S about this. This happened on the 23rd of October, 2022. I had come back to my current residence the next day, so I talked to her on call about this. I asked her whether she had feelings for me, and she didn't respond. I told her "I don't know" is an acceptable response. She said I don't know. I asked her whether getting into a relationship would be a good idea. She said she needed time to think about it, and I was fine with that. This conversation took place on the 25th October. On 27th October, she texted me and told me that she doesn't think it was a good idea and we should drop this. I was bummed out and told her we need to talk for closure. She told me there is no need for closure, but sure we'll talk. I called her and asked her the same question, whether she had feelings for me, and she said no. I was devastated because that wasn't her response a couple of days back. She told me she used to like me in 9th grade, but not now. I asked her she sees us happening in the future, and she took quite a long pause and told me no.
I decided to move on. I'd still be her best friend, but won't have feelings for her. I met wonderful people in college and all my friends told me that she was lying about not liking me and was in denial. I didn't know what to do so I was slowly trying to get rid of my feelings. But this time she started flirting with me. She'd send reply to my Instagram stories or my profile picture and tell my I look good or cute or stuff like that. But I was confused and I didn't reciprocate much and she was like am I the only one who can compliment the other and I also started flirting, since I thought this is like a second chance. It was going normally till February 2023. We decided to meet in February as we both had our semester breaks match up. We met talked and it was all fun. The thing is that we didn't talk as much anymore as we got busy with college and stuff. I promised I'll try to talk more, and we did start talking more often. K, and my best friend here at college also said that she still likes me. I decided to go all out and started hitting on her, flirting more. She also reciprocated with the same energy. I decided I'll actually ask her out and talk about feelings seriously when I would meet her next, which would be in July, because the last time we really didn't talk about anything. It was just a string of texts. Things were going good till last week.
On May 29th, she sent me a text saying someone asked her out. And I asked what her response was, and she told me she said yes. Heartbreaking. I don't know how this happened, because 28 hours before this she complemented my arms in my profile picture. A week back she called me really good looking and stuff like that.
Let's ignore the fact that I like her for now. I'm the closest friend she has, and that is a reason she would be hesitant to date me, yes, I agree. But just as a best friend, why did she not tell me that there is a dude that she found to be cute or interesting? Not one word. Or was I misreading things? Do best friends normally call each other handsome and compliment their body? Is this not flirting or expression of interest in a romantic way? I genuinely don't know what to do. The number of times I've cried this week. A part of me wanted to move on since October, but the other part was held back by this whole flirting fiasco.
I'm gonna do one of two things, either I'll completely give up, still be her best friend but no feelings nothing else, never ever again. But I'm done running. If I had been honest with her earlier, things would've been different, but I didn't do it. I was a coward. It's almost been a week since she started seeing this new guy. I'm gonna tell her everything. Everything I feel about her, what I've felt about her and everything that has happened in the last four years. I don't know what I'm expecting from this. I feel like a jerk for doing this, but I didn't expect things to turn out this way. If I had known she was interested in someone, I would've talked about this to her or would've given up then. She didn't tell me one thing about him. As much as this makes me look like the villain, I have to tell her. I've been disregarding myself long enough and I can't do this to myself anymore.
But a part of me just wants to let it go, if this makes her happy. I don't know what to do. I just don't. Well thank you for reading if you made it this far, and for letting me rant.
Sorry if there are any grammatical errors.
TLDR; I've been in love with my best friend for a long time, feelings went on and off, decided not to date, she showed interest again, we both showed interest and suddenly she started dating someone else.
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2023.06.04 12:34 Impressive-Job-618 Christopher Nolan is an overrated director

Hear me out first. I will give credit where it is due. Nolan is a visionary filmmaker with grand ideas and a daring to stick to his vision in the age of studio meddling and marketing. It's impressive that he's been able to sell complex stories to the mass while still being profitable. He has inspired several to follow their own path and not be restricted by producers.
However, the problem is, when you break down most of the stories of Chris Nolan, they are simplistic in nature dressed up with complex themes and stunning visuals. For example, Inception is a story where the characters hijack dreams to steal memories or plant them. To make the concept more complex, he introduced subplots like Fischer's strained relation with his dad, Cobb's guilt about his wife, and of course, the convoluted dream rules which Nolan breaks often(but they go unnoticed). The Dark Knight trilogy is a story of one man's crusade against crime which refuses to be tamed. The Joker proved to be compelling enough to hide most of the film's flaws and make the audience look past how the movie is more interested in discussing philosophical questions rather than showing us how Batman constantly struggles. Heath Ledger was amazing as the Joker, and he deserves every accolade he receives to this day, however, the movie would have been better if we saw the protagonists Bruce Wayne, Rachel Dawes, Jim Gordon, and Harvey Dent, and use Joker sparsely, like with say, 5-10 minutes of screentime. Nolan relies more on his stories rather than his characters. That's exactly why he needed Joker in Dark Knight, as a vehicle to drive the plot, That's exactly why he's the show stealer. In the case of Interstellar, it was painfully obvious that Nolan didn't know how to craft compelling characters, and woefully underutilized actors like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Casey Affleck, If he gave equal attention to the plot and the characters, we wouldn't have gotten cringeworthy scenes like where Anne Hathaway discusses "love". And since I haven't seen Tenet yet, I can't comment on it.
One thing to be praised about him is that he does know how to write a compelling narrative, and has an iron grip with his non-linear screenplay. However, his screenplay tends itself well when it's low-key, like Memento and The Prestige. Memento, in particular, was genius. Even if he don't learn much about Shelby's character besides his retrograde amnesia and how he can't trust himself, the screenplay did an excellent job of putting the audience in his shoes. I'd even dare say that Leonard Shelby is easily Nolan's best character to date. Memento was a compelling story exploring themes of memory and questions how much we can trust ourselves. And what's better is that it wasn't even written as a psychological thriller set in some atmospheric and eerie place like an asylum, but rather, it was initially presented as a noir thriller before the reveal at the end. And The Prestige is also Nolan's masterpiece along with Memento. The themes of illusion were displayed excellently in the screenplay, as we slowly uncover Borden's deception throughout the movie, especially on repeated viewings. Even Robert Angier was a compelling character as we see just how far he goes with his obsession. He was perfect for an audience surrogate in the initial stage before he becomes more unlikable. My point is, Nolan works best when he operates low-key with his plot and is better off when he doesn't go all out.
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2023.06.04 12:31 LaticusLad Time Marches Ever Onward

(Sentences or phrases bordered with bracket [ ] symbols indicate inner monologue!)Thank you u/SpacePaladin15 for creating this wonderful universe!
The Marching of Time
Memory transcription subject: James Willik, Human historian
Date [standardized human time]: July 13, 2165
In my life, I’ve learned the depths to which tyrants will go to keep their power. After the war against the Federation, almost everyone had. For centuries, the Federation had lied, manipulated, stolen, murdered, done anything no matter the moral cost, to keep its citizens in its grasp, to stay in control. But they made one fatal mistake, one misstep that would loosen their hold on their slaves just long enough for someone to step in and challenge them. That mistake was angering Mankind.
When the dust had settled and the bullets had stopped flying, the UN found treasure troves of stolen knowledge all across the home-systems of the founders of the Federation, the Kolshians and Farsul. Endless libraries of atrocities done and culture stolen, of memories erased and lives destroyed. So much irreversible damage done just to keep their people locked in mental chains.
This is why early in life I decided to become a historian. I wanted to uncover and reintroduce the cultures, ideas, and truths that the Federation had wanted to burn to ash. At the age of 19, I was accepted into the then newly opened Meiers Institute of Knowledge. MIK was named after the former leader of the UN, a man who was described as compassionate and caring by nearly everyone who met him, said to be a hero. The MIK was built to let those ideas blossom forth, by providing unrestricted knowledge and education to anyone that wanted it.
During my time at MIK, because of the instruction and guidance provided by my teachers, my distrust of non-humans slowly faded. I made friends and learned things I would remember for the rest of my days. Several years later I reluctantly left the college that had become my home with a doctorate in history.
I’m now 31 years old, and several days ago I received a message from the UN Office of the Historian, stating that I and several others had been invited to the new capitol building on Aafa for a special job offering.
As I wake, I notice how cold I feel.[Had I left the window open last night?] I think to myself. I rub my eyes and grab for my blanket, only managing to grab a handful of cloth from my shirt. I open my eyes to properly aim for the blanket this time only to witness an empty room.
No… That isn’t the correct way to describe it…This isn’t an empty room, this is the lack of a room. All around me is nothing but darkness.
I try to lift myself off my bed only to realize there is nothing beneath me. I’m the only matter that I can see in this void.
[What the fuck. What the fuck!?]
I begin panicking as my brain fully switches on, only now am I fully awake and aware of my situation. I flail my limbs around, trying to turn myself around to no avail as I float through the emptiness. I try to take in a breath only to inhale nothing. Vivid memories of nearly drowning at a vacation by the beach fill my mind. The space in my brain is packed full of questions by now.
[Wha- what the hell is happening? Where’s the air? How am I alive? Is this a dream?]
I begin calming down, wildly flailing my arms and legs is going to do nothing for me. A glow begins illuminating the backside of my arms, heating them like warm sunlight. I try to turn around, somehow managing to do so this time.
Light sears itself into my very soul as I stare forward at the object before me. I am seated at the edge of a star, its radiance beaming itself onto me as if it is some divine judge weighing the sins of my heart. Tendrils of superheated plasma ripple around it, like arms through water, effortlessly keeping the orb afloat.
A thunderous whisper echoes through the twisting and winding corridors of my mind. Paradoxically seeming both deafening and silent simultaneously. It is in a language I have never heard before and yet I understand the message all the same.
“Find us. We await.”
For the second time today, I wake up. This time I am in my warm bed in my home on Venlil Prime. The memory of the star does not fade away, as the imagery in my dreams usually do.
I stretch and drag my legs off the side of the bed, acclimating my eyes to the ever-present twilight of the Venlil homeworld. I grab a picture frame holding an old photo of me and my parents off my bedside table. Their smiles warming me slightly. I hug the picture-frame into my chest. It’s been 3 years but I still miss them every day. “I wish you were still here, so much. I hope I made you proud.”
I perform my daily routine and get myself tidy before putting on my clothes. Today is the day that the UN is sending a ship to pick me up. I've gotta look my best if I’m gonna be meeting such important people. I walk through the main hallway of my house, glancing at the art adorning the walls as I pass by. Ever since the knowledge that the Federation has been performing cultural genocide for centuries became public, the market for historians and other professions tasked with discovering the past sky-rocketed. Despite the high pay though, my house was relatively small. A bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and some various utility and storage rooms was all I needed. I didn’t need a fancy living-space, that wasn’t what made me happy. What made me happy was the work I was doing for the people of the Coalition. Bringing back art and stories from ancient times, reintroducing species to a past and culture that they could be proud of. THAT was what fueled me.
I looked at my holopad and realized I only had 15 minutes before my ship arrived at the spaceport. I hurriedly filled a reusable cup with coffee and rushed out the door, no time for breakfast. I hopped in my car, buckled my seatbelt, turned my key, and backed out of the driveway onto the street, speeding down the road as fast as the anti-grav engine in my car would allow me. There is no way I’m missing an opportunity like this.
As I drove, the spaceport came into view. It towered above all the buildings surrounding it, making them seem miniscule in comparison. Ships swarmed around the structure like bees around a hive, loading and unloading cargo and passengers alike.
5 minutes.
I drew into a parking space in the underground garage. Removing my key and deactivating my vehicle. I slammed the door shut perhaps a little too hard and locked the doors with my keyfob as I sprinted towards the elevators to the top of the port. It took the lift around 50 seconds to travel nearly 300 stories into the sky. I bolted out of the barely opened doors, startling a Venlil couple and nearly knocking over an older looking man wearing a suit. I blurted out an apology and quickly said I was late before dashing off, the man looking more confused than annoyed.
I took a quick look at my holopad. 2 minutes. As I ran, I glanced at the signage on the walls. 587 588 589 560! I made my way into the hangar, straightening out my tie as I walked through the doors. I tried to hide how out of breath I was, these suits were not made for running. The ship was sleek and quite large, undoubtedly suited for luxury purposes, the UN did not spare any expense for its guests it seemed.
I walked up the boarding ramp and as the airlock opened, a man stood there to greet me. He was an older gentleman, slightly taller than me. He smiled and outstretched his hand. “Hello, I take it that you’re James! The ship is ready for you to depart. My name is Harold and I’ll be your attendant for the flight. ”He spoke enthusiastically with a southern drawl. I grasped the man’s hand and shook it. “I hope I didn’t take too long to arrive.” “Don’t worry son, you’re fine. It’ll take a couple days to reach Aafa so make yourself comfortable, down the hall behind me is the bar, lounge, and eating area, and further down are the sleeping quarters with accompanying bathrooms. ”Before I could respond, Harold spoke again. “There’ll be another passenger onboard, allow me to take you to them.”
The man stepped aside and followed as I walked down the hall to the lounge. The room was quite large, filled with expensive looking furniture and art. To my right was a small dining table and beyond that a kitchen. I looked to my left and felt my heart skip a beat as I locked eyes with a small Venlil with speckled white wool and orange eyes. She stared back, looking equally shocked.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________This is my first time posting on here, any advice on story-presentation or formatting is welcome!
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2023.06.04 12:30 AutoModerator [Download Course] Dan Koe – Digital Economics Masters Degree (

Get the course here: [Download Course] Dan Koe – Digital Economics Masters Degree (
Our website:

Phase 0) Digital Economics 101

The Digital Economics 101 module will open 1 week prior to the cohort start date.This is an onboarding module that will get you up to speed so we can get straight into the material.This will be required to finish before the start date.

Phase 1) Creating A Meaningful Niche

Every day I hear people going on and on about trying to find their niche.I also hear people talking about how they don’t know how to combine what they love talking about with what will sell.You already have the answer. You just don’t have the clarity.

Phase 2) Content Strategy

There is one thing that separates those who make it in the digital economy and those who don’t.It’s the quality, articulation, and perceived originality of their content.The content you post has to make sense to the people you attract.Everyone has a different voice and tone that they resonate with. That they are congruent with and trust.It has to change their thought patterns or behavior — that’s what makes you memorable.That’s what separates you from the sea of people posting surface-level copy-cat style posts.Example and putting my money where my mouth is:

Phase 3) Crafting Your Offer

Most people are sitting on a goldmine of skills, experience, and knowledge (that they can use to help people 1-2 steps behind them).That is what people pay for.Considering 95% of the market are beginners… if you are good at something, you can help them get to your level (no matter how “basic” you think the information is).Do you not watch basic content all day anyway? People don’t want new information, they want to be reminded of what works.

Phase 4) Marketing Strategy

You aren’t making money because you aren’t promoting yourself or your offer.That is literally the only way to make money. Have something desirable and consistently put it in front of peoples’ faces.In Phase 4, I will show you how to systemize, automate, and be consistent with simple promotions.You will be able to make money without having the chance of forgetting to do it (or letting fear of failure get in the way).

Bonus) The Creator Command Center

The Creator Command Center is a Notion template that houses all of the systems.This is how you will manage your brand, content, offer creation, marketing strategy, and systemized promotions for consistent sales.

Bonus) Live Product Build & Launch

In the first Digital Economics Cohort, I built out my course The 2 Hour Writer.I have videos showing how I build it with the strategies in phase 3 and 4.There is a bonus module that shows how I had an $85,000 launch that resulted in my first $100K month.I did this to prove the strategies inside Digital Economics work if you stick to the plan.And, this past Black Friday, I blew my that monthly high out of the water in 4 days.That’s the power of these strategies if you stay consistent with your life’s work.

If you're wondering why our courses are priced lower than the original prices and are feeling a bit suspicious (which is understandable), we can provide proof of the course's contents. We can provide a screenshot of the course's contents or send you a freebie, such as an introduction video or another video from the course, to prove that we do have the course. Should you wish to request proof, we kindly ask you to reach out to us.
Please be aware that our courses do not include community access. This is due to the fact that we do not have the authority to manage this feature. Despite our desire to incorporate this aspect, it is, unfortunately, unfeasible.
Explore affordable learning at 🎓! Dive into a world of quality courses handpicked just for you. Download, watch, and achieve more without breaking your budget.
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