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2023.05.29 17:04 subredditsummarybot Your /r/RedDeadRedemption weekly roundup for the week of May 22 - May 28
Monday, May 22 - Sunday, May 28
|score ||comments ||title & link |
|5,828 ||161 comments ||[Picture] y'all hype these graphics too much they arent THAT good 🙄 |
|3,999 ||211 comments ||[Screenshot] "Sunset Silhouettes" |
|3,892 ||200 comments ||[Picture] A tribute to my Grandpa Les, the real life Arthur Morgan |
|3,516 ||79 comments ||[Video] Lmao |
|3,284 ||119 comments ||[Picture] Birthday gift from my brother |
|3,058 ||136 comments ||[Video] That scared the living daylights out of me |
|2,884 ||130 comments ||[Picture] Real. I’ve never seen this before and it’s my 3rd play through lol |
|2,172 ||134 comments ||[Video] Red dead redemption 2 is a horror game and you can’t tell me otherwise |
|2,066 ||38 comments ||[Video] John forcing Uncle to shovel shit after he almost fскіng died |
|1,756 ||61 comments ||[Discussion] A well dressed lady didn't appreciate my greet, greet, antagonize.... |
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2023.05.29 15:54 Ok-Presence6432 Lessons from Chasing Desires
Back in India I used to score only 10s or 9s nothing less. I had my own standards and I considered myself as a high value guy. I’ve never even bothered to look at an average looking girl. They were completely addicted or obsessed having sex with me even though they were in love and I wasn’t up for anything serious. I’m not the kinda guy who puts his dick into anything he sees. I had my friends I grew up with and they were the world to me. We rolled like gangstas with crazy hot chicks in rotation wherever we went.
So later on in life i had to moved to Australia for my higher studies. I was really excited since people there are way more open minded and casual sex isn’t a big deal over there. But didn’t know it would be a life changing decision.
Ever since I came here I’ve been busy working part time and studying really hard since my subjects are damn tough. I barely had time to cook my own food, do my own laundry, clean my room etc etc etc. After a point it seemed like as if I had lost my game. I wasn’t meeting any people. Slowly my expectations started to decrease and the only girls I could go out with were 5s or 6s. Even they friendzoned me and I got the title of being a “nice guy”. It was like I forgot how to make the next move. I was just stuck. I was very very sexually frustrated. Comparing myself with the past my confidence level went down even more. It hit back to me again and again what kind of a guy I was back in India and what kind of a loser I’ve become now. I totally gave up on going after girls and kinda made peace with working on myself first. Everything in life was set except for my sex life.
So I’ve got this fat loser kinda co-worker with me who started talking about the escorts randomly. He was telling how amazing it is to pay to have sex and he’d never have to chase a girl anymore. But low-key he would never ever get any girl even if he tried to. I didn’t really pay much attention to it but later that night I saw an ad on some website saying “local hookers near you”. I kinda wanted to check out what’s the hype all about. So I clicked the website. My already sick brain became more infected looking at the amount of hot girls there. I was earning too much that spending money on these girls would barely make a difference to my account balance. I came across a lot of straight forward descriptions like 30min- full service, blowjob and all that kinda shit. But they were all very very average looking and the decent ones were way out of my budget. My completely infected brain got addicted to the website. I started texting around 40 to 50 girls spending the whole day asking for rates and nudes, Carefully filtered out the decent one I could sleep with and made a booking. At this moment my brain was really excited that I don’t have to feel sad about not getting girls anymore but my gut felt very wrong saying that I shouldn’t do this.
My heart was beating really fast a few hours before the booking. It was a weird feeling I wasn’t either relieved or scared. I parked my car far away from the place and started walking with a pack of condom, 400 dollars in cash and my car key. While walking to the place I made peace thinking okay it’s just like any other hookup except the fact that I have to pay her at the end. So I put on a smile on my silly face successfully forgetting the fact that I’m paying her to have sex. I convinced myself it’s just me getting back in the game.
So I got there and I called her to ask which door number it is. She didn’t pick my call up. She continued texting me giving me directions and finally I ended up in a shady ass house. There was a sitting area with a board “Do not smoke” and the entire house inside was lit up in red colour. I texted her what should I do now and she asked me to sit in that bench and wait for her to come out. After 20minutes there came a women around the age 30ish with poor makeup and acne scars all over the face with a smokin hot plastic body. It wasn’t what I saw in the picture at all but it didn’t click me at this point. She asked me to come in and to her bedroom. Me just being myself tried to make a light conversation with her and making some flirty jokes. But all she replied was “yes babe”, “Ikr baby” which kinda turned me off. She was also busy on her phone. Something was off. She then asked does my phone number end with 43 or 21. I told my number was 43. She then gave me a look like she sorted out something and asked for the money. Me who had no idea what was going on gave her the money. She asked me to sit in this bedroom while she’ll come back in 20min finishing the other guy. So basically what had happened was She realised she had messed up the entire timetable on her day and there was another guy supposed be there before me. I felt utterly disturbed and disgusted when I heard that. I was like what the actual fuck???
I don’t know what got into me at this point. I got really pumped up and held the door back as she tried to close it. I said I don’t want to do this anymore (very respectfully), got the money back and stormed to walk outside back to my car. This walk back to my car parked 15min away reset me back and in fact gave me a new perspective.
Sex isn’t everything. Probably I was a huge player back then but I wasn’t entirely focused on sex. I made connections with the girls I met and I cared for them. 10s or 9s or 4s or 1s I loved spending time with everyone. Maybe I was only sexually attracted to certain girls who were hot to me. Maybe I liked the feeling that I had more options and sex was just a part of it. I loved spending time with everyone and I had shit going on in my life. It’s like the moment when you don’t expect or try for anything is when the universe gives it to you. I loved my friends who supported me morally and also whom I loved partying and snorting lines with. That’s probably why I didn’t try really hard to get a girl to satisfy my loneliness and that’s why I had it easy with scoring girls. It’s okay that I don’t got such friends here but now I can actually take care of my own shit. Now is the time I make some self improvements, learn a new skill, explore my interests, travel the places I’ve never been to, make connections with new people in a new country and finally talk to girls without the intention to get laid.
The Moral of my life experience is:
Having desires for someone is one thing and desperately trying to put your dick into anything is something else.
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2023.05.29 15:53 RickyCardio Male victim of NA. Life was ruined. I'm doing better.
I'll try to keep this short. Emphasis on try. I'm a male victim of a narcissistic abuser whom had used me for over $10k in living expenses, rent, and "gifts" that I was coerced into getting for her.
I eventually came to my senses and after her being unemployed, blatantly avoiding working, or quitting multiple jobs after one week, getting drunk while I was at work (on my dime) and literally pissing the bed multiple times a week, and throwing punches at me ( or the walls, leaving actual holes ) when she had too much, I broke up with her and told her to find a friend or a parent to live with.
Unfortunately, people don't like rejection. And rather than accept her own faults, she chose to call the police on me and try to reverse the narrative. I now have a crimal record. Despite no evidence that I ever abused her, or anything to back up her claims, her word of mouth lost me my job, multiple friends, my squeaky clean crimal record (not even a traffic violation!) and ultimately, my faith in people as a whole.
I hate the idea that men can't be victims in these types of situations. And I hated myself for allowing myself to fall victim to it. Between destroying my self confidence and the slandering between mutual contacts, I didn't have anyone who I could confide in. I'd been pressured into cutting off any female friends, and been told my male friends were "morons, bad influences, not worth my time" etc. All while she was turning them against me. I lost 50 lbs ( 170 to 120 as a 5'11" guy ) I would go three or four days without eating, Throwing up whatever water I managed to stomach.
I was led to believe she didn't call the cops on me for it, and that her mom had over-reacted. Come to find out anyone related to her or actually close to her didn't know I even existed. My public defender didn't ever present me a statement of the facts, or an actual copy of the police report. Despite it being his job to protect me, he probably assumed I was a piece of shit who actually did it and that I was lying to his face. Otherwise, I would've known that she was the orchestrator behind all of it.
It took months later, while I had (after 8 months of moving back in with my parents and applying to hundreds of jobs) finally been accepted to work somewhere with a pending case.
The newfound lack of trust has cost me 2 relationships since then, because of paranoia, and similar personality traits or mannerisms setting me off. Both were (I think???) Good women who would've been a good fit for me back in January 2022, but I've become enough of a wreck that I floundered them both ( I cried. Like. A lot. Nobody should have to be an armchair psychiatrist or a surrogate, I don't blame them. )
Anywho, after 4 months of blackjack dealer classes, committees meeting up to approve me for a gaming liscense ( they did! ) the state rejecting me for a gaming liscense ( ouch! ) I got rehired as a server at the same place. And I'm actually loving it. I still have literal thousands to pay off in legal fees, a gross misdemeanor (that'll be dismissed if I can pay off the fees) a destroyed credit score, and a very sour taste left in my mouth, but I'm for the first time in my life doing a job that I actually enjoy, that pays VERY well, meeting new people, and waking up every day with optimism for the future.
Ultimately I've just learned that a Lotta people can suck, but someone out there is going to fit right. There's a fine line between "not being rude" and "not respecting yourself enough". And unfortunately it took me until 22 to realize ( I'm 23 now!!!! Whoooooooo! )
Tl;Dr: Physically abusive, emotionally manipulative ex gave me a crimainal record ( and a metric fuckton of distrust ) but I just look forward to moving back into my own place, making some bank, and building the life I actually want. Hopefully with the newfound sense of respect I've learned for myself and who I'd want to be with.
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2023.05.29 14:54 gobuffsfan14 That’s it. I’m converting.
2023.05.29 13:37 n8millerhighlife 38 [M4F] - #Central Pennsylvania - #PA - Chip looking for his Joanna
Welcome to my little corner of reddit!
I'm looking for a partner for the end of the world. (I'm only half joking about that by the way.)
I'm an aging punker and liberal leaning. I'm a lover of all things weirdand ridiculous. I'm located in Central Pennsylvania. A divorced father of two. (We share custody 50/50 and there's minimal to no drama.)
I have my own place, my own car, a stable career, a good credit score and no unreasonable or excessive debt.
I pride myself on being vulnerable and authentic always and I don't mind showing that to my partner.
I'm emotionally intelligent and emotionally available. I've been described as witty, playful, attentive and funny. I'm definitely an old soul. I jokingly say I'm an analog man in a digital world. To me, it's not about the destination, but the journey.
I'm an avid music lover. I collect vinyl. I also dabble in woodworking and DIY. I love to kayak and be around water. I'm a huge fan of documentaries and I do love a good cheesy 80s horror flick. Fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my favorite holiday.
I love animals. I love both dogs and cats equally but I'm currently a cat dad.
I'd describe myself as someone who usually takes the road less traveled and I kind of do my own thing when it comes to my interests. I've been told that I'm more of a chaotic good. My Myers Briggs personality type is ENJF-A if that tells you anything.
My love languages are quality time and physical touch. After some consideration, it's kind of impossible to have physical touch without quality time.
Some of the physical touch I enjoy is receiving beard scratches, giving from behind hugs and foot rubs to my partner. I'm also a snuggler and hopeless romantic.
I have the time and energy to put into someone. I've done a lot growing over the past couple of years and I finally feel like I'm ready to find my forever.
I'm also not vanilla.
Here's a pic of me. https://imgur.com/a/VrRp9Lu
I tend to be more attracted to feminine energy and girly girls but I understand if that's not for everyone. I'm open to all races and ethnicities. I do have my preferences but I'm definitely not picky.
I love curvy, cute and cuddly women for sure.
I'd love for you to not be vanilla as well and somewhat exploratory. Please have a sense of humor. A good flirt to roast ratio is a love language all it's own.
Please be located close by or willing to put in the work to communicate and travel or host of need be, because I am.
Please also be consistent. I don't want to be the only one to carry on the conversation. Ghosts need not apply.
Please have an open heart and an open mind for love. I promise you if you do, our lives will both be enriched by one another.
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2023.05.29 13:09 kukusek Loan report 29.05. 22-23 Summary. Not yet championship edition.
Okaaay, so we're still shaking after the game, and already shaking before next season. Time to wrap things up.
Let's start with the Ladies team, they finished 6th and deserve some recognition. I don't follow WSL much, so i'll help myself with BBC Sport Emma Sanders quote:
"Their form dipped in the final few months and they still lack consistency but given they were fighting relegation last year, this can be viewed as a very successful campaign and they have solid foundations to build on. "
Also worth noting, our Women's team played their last game away at City, were losing 3:0 but still managed to scare them by going 3:2, knowing these 3 points don't matter to our place in the table. Their lost their last game of the season but put up a fair fight.
First full season under Leighton Baines ended at 4th place in the Under-18 Premier League North.
“For our lads, the development comes before the winning,” he said. “The winning still has to matter because they’re getting older and closer to the real game. We create that environment on a Saturday as balanced as we can. We work on certain things during the week and we’re willing to practise them on the weekend, even if it may be to a detriment of the potential outcome.
“At the same time, the kids play football, and they want to win. We’re not trying to create an overly sanitised environment where they don’t know how to win and where they don’t know how to play under pressure. We find a balance of those two things. What I’ve been blessed with this year, is that the lads have built a really strong bond and team spirit. I think that’s been reflected in some of those comeback performances and the ability to dig in." - Leighton words on his first coaching season. https://www.evertonfc.com/news/3340734/baines-reflects-on-impressive-maiden-year-as-a-coach
Since last report - Two draws against MU, draw against Newcastle, and a home win vs Stoke.
Also our u19 team played at Nawi Mumbai PL Next gen cup last two weeks, in which their ended third in their group and lost their playoff game to go further. Some games were played in 37'C heat.
Youngsters finished eight in the PL2 _ Division 1. What is more impressive, they managed to get to quarterfinals in the PL International Cup, beaten by the final winners PSV Eindhoven U21, and to 1/16 in both PL Cup and EFL Trophy(beaten by Senior Lincoln team). That was first Paul Tait season as U21 coach. Results went downwards after the january transfer window, when Tom Cannon went on loan, and Joe Anderson and Seb Quirk joined Sunderland and Accrington Stanley on permament transfers. Some words from the coach:
“It gave the boys a lot of confidence they could go on and play men’s football,” he explained. “The likes of Tom Cannon, Joe Anderson and Seb Quirk all got good moves
“Tom played against these experienced players in the Papa John’s and then went on to have a really successful loan spell at Preston North End.”
“It was a huge transition between January and March," he added. "Players went out and we needed replacements, but I felt we found our feet again towards the end of the season.
“It’s not easy for some of the Under-18s transitioning through. They can find the jump hard, but they’ve done well. We’ve had lads like Owen Barker, Halid Djankpata and Roman Dixon coming through and impressing.
“Roman joined us in the past few weeks and knows the level that is required now. It’s important for these players to experience it. Ishe Samuels-Smith has been with us since the start and has been brilliant, as have Katia Kouyate and Francis Okoronkwo.”
Since last loan report: Win and loss against Leicester, and Loss away vs Arsenal.
João Virgínia (SC Cambuur) - Last time on the bench - 21.04 - since then probably they were sure of the relegation and preferred their own players. Joao last game played was 21.01 and it was a bad one. Then he was benched, and changing of manager didn't help him either. Even when new first choice keeper made multiple blunders, manager kept with him. Contracted till 2024
Andre Gomes (Lille OSC) - He found his place and a manager that uses him well. Lille sits 4th which grants them Europe league, with one round to play next week. They have to win with already relegated Troyes, otherwise they might fall even to 6th. Andre Played 5 matches from the 7 Lille played since last report - 3 wins and 2 draw. One loss and win without Andre. To end it on a happy note, here are some highlights, with two goals as beautiful as Andre is. Recommended !
Contracted till 2024 https://youtu.be/MQMj43reBmM
- Andre bangers!
Jarrad Branthwaite (PSV Eindhoven) - He's the hope for us, won the Cup, and ended second with PSV Eindhoven. After a rough start he became a natural starter. PSV would love to keep him, but they would have to break all the banks in Netherland. Contracted till 2025
Since last report: 7 games, all with Jarrad. 6 wins, 1 draw against Heerenveen, PSV last home game(That wasn't a great game by Jarrad, but that happens). https://youtu.be/g3hrvYMxB4M
- Cup Final with Jarrad OG. Keeping Ajax in check was never meant to be easy. Love his sprint around 1:25 to provide support though.
Niels Nkounkou (Saint-Etienne) - That's our Second French league hot cake, and definitely not a fullback. ASSE is 10th with one game to go, and still can finish form 12 to 6th. They were dancing with relegation zone when he came there. I wonder what comes next for this guy. 6 goals 7 assists since january. https://youtu.be/u1F3QCWb9R8
- assist vs Guingamp https://youtu.be/Rhso0dEBgnM
- goal Vs Metz
Dele Alli (Beşiktaş JK) - Last involvement in football - 26.02 match against Antalayaspor. For more news visit Celebrities rumours section of some shady journo outlet. Contracted till 2024. Ughh
Jean-Philipe Gbamin (Trabzonspor) - At least he's still involved in football, played in 4th of 5 matches since the last report. Always subbed on in the last 20 minutes. Two rounds to go. No idea about what to do with guy, but at least he's on the field sometimes. Contracted till 2024
Thomas Cannon (Preston North End) - After a great spell, with a lot of goals scored, there comes a slump. From 5 last games, PNE lost 4, and drew 1. Tom scored one goal in this time, against Swansea, but it meant nothing in the end (4:2 loss). PNE buried the small chance it had of getting to playoffs and finished 12th. 8 goals and 1 assist since January. His contract is valid till 2025. https://youtu.be/n785ACurXI0
- goal against Swansea
Lewis Dobbin (Derby County) - Derby really lost their way at the end and landed in 7th place. Dobbin always played the role of a fresh energy sub, but didn't get an goal or an assist since the end of february. This season numbers: 3 goals, 1 penalty won, 4 assists. + one goal in a EFL Trophy, and one assist in a cup. He has a contract till 2025.
Lewis Warrington (Fleetwood Town) - 2 Wins, 2 losses, one draw since last report, all with Lewis playing. In terms of game time per season - clear winner, he missed only a few games. As a midfielder playing under Scott Brown, he surely learned something. Only one assist to his name, but also no red cards and no errors, and he mostly plays as the last midfielder, screening defence. Fleetwood Town ended season in 13th place. He could find a loan in the championship next year. Contracted till 2024
Ryan Astley (Accrington Stanley) - Haven't played since february, kept out by injuries. When healthy, played all the games he could. Accrington Stanley are relegated to League Two now, but i can see them, or even some League One club wanting him to play if healthy. He's out of contract this summer. Seb Quirk joined him and penned a deal with AS this january.
Lewis Gibson (Bristol Rovers) - I'm happy to finally see this kid play some football without injury. When he showed his quality, he quickly became a starter for BR, playing as CB and occasionally as LB. They ended 17th(5 losses and 2 draws since last report), and could sign him permamently as he's out of contract this summer. Surely some League One club will go for him.
Tyler Onyango (Forest Green Rovers) - He had to fight for his place during the Burton Albion loan, and played not regularly under Dino. Then he(with Everton club) took a gamble and sent him to Forest Green Rovers, to play under Big Dunc he knew very well. No one could have predicted the injury that kept him out after playing just 3 games for the Green team. Fun fact - Burton Albion fought against relegation when he was there, and they ended 15th, but Forest Green Rovers ended being relegated from the last place. He's 20y.o. contracted till 2025.
Harry Tyrer (Chester) - The National League North Team of the Season 2022/23
"The Everton loanee has had quite the season down CH1. Recruited last summer on a season-long deal, Tyrer was quick to show his key attributes.
His dominance inside the box was clear for all to see, as was his remarkable shot stopping. His distribution isn’t bad either – that assist for Kurt Willoughby’s winner at home to Bradford (PA) springs to mind!
A fan favourite from day one, his signature dive into the Chester fans after away victories became a highlight on the road. A record of 21 clean sheets in his 55 appearances isn’t bad either.
Harry evidently has a bright future in the game and has been a credit to the Blues both on and off the pitch – he will always be fondly remembered at the Deva." - Chester FC
Chester sadly lost against Brackley 0:1 in the promotion playoffs.
Harry has contract with the club till 2025 Thank You guys. Sorry for being chaotic, but with the relegation battle going on i couldn't focus on doing these regularly. It's gonna be a hard next season, but i look forward to how our academy will look like next year as changes made under Thelwell should be more evident.
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2023.05.29 13:08 No-Clock2011 Maybe autism would explain my life but scared to get it wrong again?
Hi I’m new here. I had my millionth meltdown with panic attacks due to very bad home situation and I temporarily got out of the bad situation and then masked so much at my friends house despite my utter exhaustion. Then I started wondering why I keep doing this and researching it and autism keeps coming up. I’d only ever known of it through that stereotypical male presentation so always discounted it. Also because I thought it had to ‘present as more severe than I ever considered myself. I’ve been thru so many different diagnoses over the years and none have completely fit and I never seem to solve my issues despite trying almost everything under the sun for my other diagnoses (GAD, MDD, OCD, Social Anxiety etc etc). The more I read on autism in women the more a lot of things seem to click and I’m having these weird synchronicities happen too. But I’m soooo wary to get excited that this is the answer, the key to my whole life making sense. And how do I broach this with my mum/family without them just discounting it as another of my crazy schemes/ideas, or wants for attention. I’ve tried to subtly ask mum about my quirks and difficulties in childhood etc but she can’t ever think of anything and always down plays everything (she did have lots of children to be fair - but also she’s scared to admit any of us had issues as I think she keeps feeling it reflects badly on her mothering so blocks it all out). I just don’t want to be seen as just trying to get attention or claim another ‘victim’ or ‘disabled’ status (their thoughts not mine). I’m new to this all so just beginning to research it all out. I’ve bought loads of books and watching loads of videos too (I’m highlighting almost everything- but there’s still parts that I don’t think click with me too which makes me doubt again). Am I just kidding myself? Am I just getting excited for nothing? All the tests online I score high on but they are not that reliable - it’s too easy to answer in ways you know will give the result you are after. Assessment is soooo expensive so I need to be much more certain before investing in it (esp as a woman). Thanks for reading this far. I really just want to figure out my life so I can be free and start to really thrive.
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2023.05.29 12:31 Quirky-School-4658 2023 Prague Bouldering WC Hub
*Please make sure to use *SPOILER TAGS* in this thread for semis and finals, then comment away in the live chats and post-game discussion threads.\
AAAAAAAAAGGGHHHH!!! Is that Adam Ondra I hear? Did I just feel the slightest of breezes from a Janja Flick? From June 2nd through 4th,
a stacked field
of boulderers will meet in Prague to kick off the European stretch of the season. With many top athletes returning from scheduling and injury concerns, what are your predictions? Mine: Ondra gets gold by finding a way to static the 7-paddle coordination run & jump 360° dyno and Janja steamrolls everyone so badly they just decide to give her all 3 medals.
Live chats and post-comp threads will be posted during and after the action. In the meantime, feel free to use this thread for any discussion or questions regarding this event and the season up 'till now. Or better yet, post your own OC!
p.s. If you haven't already, be sure to check out this
AMA that Canadian climber, coach, and commentator Pete Woods was gracious enough to do. Schedule:
Friday 2, June:
Saturday, 3 June:
- 12:00 - Men's boulder semis
- 20:00 - Men's boulder finals
Sunday, 4 June:
- 12:00 - Women's boulder semis
- 20:00 - Women's boulder finals
All dates/times in local time UTC +2 Time zone converter Startlist Live scoring/results: Here
and on the ‘WC Series' app. Season Calendar How to watch:
- IFSC YouTube Page with a VPN for the USA
- Olympic Channel (available 24 hours after)
- Anywhere else?
Suggestions for this and future comp hubs or usepost flair requests are welcome in the comments or as a PM.
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2023.05.29 12:03 Jace_Albers May 29 Pick Em Favorite
2023.05.29 11:57 ayuse_ki Do I have a point?
My ex who had 9 exes before me. I didn't know much about his dating history. Me and his other friends were close, they didn't told me anything about his dating history. The night I was planning to break up with him, I texted his female friend. I told her I wanted to break up with him. I wasn't so sure if I wanted to break up with him or should I still give the relationship a chance. A quick backstory why I wanted to break up with him. Me and Him just got together after 4 days, he told me he did a prank with his girl best friend the 'prank' was him and her pretending to be together. It absolutely bothered me. Also before i broke up with him, he told me he's going to sleep at 8pm, and then I talked with some of my friends who are his friends too. Then i found out he was still awake and it was 10pm. I texted him and I was mad and he replied within 2 minutes, and then after talking to some of his friends I was convinced I was ready to leave him. Before i told his friend that i wanted to break up with him, his friend says "is there something wrong with you guys?" She immediately said that, so I assumed that he had already said something to his friend. His friend sent me screenshots of him saying that he's bored of me and had already lost feelings after daiting for 2 MONTHS. To be honest loosing feelings for two months is insane. There's nothing wrong with me, I was good to him. Even if something bad is happening to him I ask him what's the matter and he pours his anger to me. I have written a lot of paragraph whenever something is bothering him or anything, I still wanted to give reassurance. I wanted him to feel safe with me. His friend told me his dating history, it turns out that when he was daiting his friend he cheated with two people, and one of them was a guy. After he had broken up with 3 of them he dated me next, his friend that he dated didn't know he was cheating on her which why they fought when we were together. My ex have also used many women for sexual desires. He cheated on me twice, he was entertaining and seeing this other girl who is his partner or friend from volleyball.
I found out that he was cheating 2 days before I started to like someone because I'm actually so sick of his bullshit. I never told him that I knew he was seeing this other girl and he doesn't need to know about that, because after I found that out I started to get interested in other men. Well to be fair I already knew he was cheating so why not find someone else while planning for a breakup? I still think I shouldn't have done that but his other friend told me that whenever he tells me he's going to workout, he's not. He's actually playing games and hangout with friends. As a girlfriend I let him do what he wants, I didn't fought with him because of his friends or anything, he barely updates me and etc.
(He lost feelings because he's going back to Philippines and he doesn't wanna get in a LDR, even though he had a ton of LDR with his exes. It's kind of a bulshit reason but I couldn't be more happier with my life right now. That all happened at December 9, been doing better after that. He even tried to date 16 yearolds while he's 20 after we broke up LOL)
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2023.05.29 11:06 CricketMatchBot Match Thread: 2nd Match - Sweden Women vs Turkey Women
2nd Match, ICC Women's T20 World Cup Europe Division 2 Qualifier at St Clement Cricinfo Reddit-Stream
|Innings ||Score |
|Turkey Women ||51/8 (Ov 20/20) |
|Sweden Women ||52/0 (Ov 7/20) |
|Batter ||Runs ||Balls ||SR |
|Kanchan Rana* ||21 ||24 ||87.5 |
|Signe Lundell ||22 ||20 ||110.0 |
|Bowler ||Overs ||Runs ||Wickets |
|Burcu Taylan ||1 ||3 ||0 |
|Gulce Cengiz ||1 ||8 ||0 |
Recent : 5nb 1 4 . . 1 1 . . 1 . 1 1 . 1w 1 1 1 2 2
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2023.05.29 11:04 CricketMatchBot Match Thread: 1st Match - Jersey Women vs Italy Women
1st Match, ICC Women's T20 World Cup Europe Division 2 Qualifier at St Saviour Cricinfo Reddit-Stream
|Innings ||Score |
|Italy Women ||42 (Ov 11.4/20) |
|Jersey Women ||46/3 (Ov 7.2/20) |
|Batter ||Runs ||Balls ||SR |
|Analise Merritt* ||12 ||14 ||85.71 |
|Charlie Miles ||22 ||21 ||104.76 |
|Bowler ||Overs ||Runs ||Wickets |
|Kumudu Peddrick ||1.2 ||4 ||0 |
|Chathurika Mahamalage ||4 ||26 ||1 |
Recent : 4 4 W 2 . 1 . . . . . . . . 3 . 4 1 . 4
Jersey Women won by 7 wickets (with 76 balls remaining) Live match threads: Sweden Women vs Turkey Women
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2023.05.29 10:26 warp-factor Match Thread: T20 Blast & Charlotte Edwards Cup - 29th May
2023 T20 Blast & Charlotte Edwards Cup
ECB Match Centre - T20 Blast
- Charlotte Edwards Cup
- Central Repository of Scorecards and clips of every boundary and wicket.
Full coverage of every ball of County Cricket and selected Women's Regional Matches on BBC Local Radio - T20 Blast
- Charlotte Edwards Cup
T20 Matches in the Blast and Charlotte Edwards Cup start at different times which are listed against them below.
Where available, YouTube live streams are linked against each match below. These can also be found on the county and ECB websites. No free stream of Durham vs Nottinghamshire as it's on Sky.
BBC Local Radio coverage and YouTube streams should be accessible worldwide. Double Headers
AT NEW ROAD - Weather Forecast
10:30 - Central Sparks vs Thunder - YouTube - Scorecard
14:30 - Worcestershire vs Leicestershire at New Road - YouTube - Scorecard
AT DERBY - Weather Forecast
11:00 - The Blaze vs Southern Vipers - YouTube - Scorecard
15:00 - Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire - YouTube - Scorecard
Other T20 Blast Matches
14:30 - Warwickshire vs Lancashire at Edgbaston - YouTube - Weather Forecast - Scorecard
14:30 - Middlesex vs Gloucestershire at Merchant Taylors' School - YouTube - Weather Forecast - Scorecard
18:30 - Durham vs Nottinghamshire at The Riverside Ground - On Sky Cricket - Weather Forecast - Scorecard
T20 Blast Standings before today:
Points: Teams receive 2 points for a win. 1 point for a Tie or No Result. Each team plays 7 of the 8 other teams in their group and 7 away. Top 4 in each group qualify for the Quarter Finals. Quarter Final winners qualify for Finals Day.
Charlotte Edwards Cup Standings before today:
Points: Teams receive 4 points for a win. A bonus point for a win with a run rate of 1.25x that of the opposition. 2 points for a Tie or No Result. Teams play each other team once, home or away. The top three teams advance to Finals Day. The top team advances straight to the Final, whilst the other two teams play off in a semi-final.
|Pos ||Team ||Played ||Won ||Lost ||Tied ||N/R ||Net RR ||Points |
|1 ||Northern Diamonds ||4 ||4 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||+0.900 ||17 |
|2 ||The Blaze ||3 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||+1.802 ||14 |
|3 ||Southern Vipers ||2 ||2 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||+1.574 ||9 |
|4 ||South East Stars ||5 ||2 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||-0.032 ||8 |
|5 ||Thunder ||3 ||1 ||2 ||0 ||0 ||-0.250 ||4 |
|6 ||Central Sparks ||3 ||1 ||2 ||0 ||0 ||-0.600 ||4 |
|7 ||Western Storm ||4 ||1 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||-1.010 ||4 |
|8 ||Sunrisers ||4 ||0 ||4 ||0 ||0 ||-1.219 ||0 |
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2023.05.29 10:09 yoursoonxhub Britttttneyyyyyy
Please listen you have got to stop doing this if you want to talk you have to unblock me or else you are just going to have a conversation with yourself I’am banned on here who knows they may keep this one going then again I don’t know cause one day it was fine and the next I was banned I have no idea why but any way I have been texting you even though you haven’t been getting them so I will try and do a quick run down the way I saw and see things is like this we got married and soon after my truck went down this is where in my opinion I started to go distant cause like I said my truck went down and Greg fucking lied and wouldn’t do what he said he would do now I have to figure out how to get back and forth to work ok I have moms car she loaned me then Greg wanted me to do something that if I did mom would not let me use her car any longer so I told him no if he wanted he could send Jessie to pick me up and I would do what he wanted but not with someone else’s car so I went home and he never sent Jessie so not only did he back out of what me and him agreed to he didn’t feel like he needed to help in any way ok so now I have to still figure out how to get my truck going and do it with no money and then I had you saying that I didn’t want to work and that I just wanted someone to take care of me and that alone was hurtful but ok and I’m wanted to figure this out with you but you had already made it clear to me that I needed to man up so that’s what I was trying to do hell even mom didn’t believe me what I said about what Greg wanted me to do and she called him and found out I was right so while I have all of this going on in my mind I still have you getting pissed at me for not working but joe was I going to get a job with no way of getting to and from and mom was needing her car some also so then I have you come in and blindsided me telling me that you were Leaving me and wanted a divorce so yeah I’m more then a little pissed and hurt cause I wanted it to be us as a team to figure this out and have you beside me but now I’m just so pissed so yea I pulled away it seemed very clear to me that you were not interested in anything I had going on then believe it or not it’s the truth I did go to the doctor and the doctor did tell me that I probably only had 11/2 years left if my heart got any bigger so fuck yeah it’s going to with all of the stress I’m now under and so yeah you are damn right I pulled away if you were not interested in being with me when things got a little crazy then you sure didn’t want to bothered by my news so I’m not sure at that time if I could even think of a different way to handle it as of now yes I see how I could have done things so better but at that time no I couldn’t oh yeah there was also the fact that you were telling me that it’s my fault that I had destroyed you and all and hell I wanted to do was to figure out how to get my truck back running and not to be a smart ass but I have this odd thing about me when someone tells me something I take it as the truth so when you said you were leaving me and wanted a divorce that’s how I took it I’m sorry that I didn’t stop and think well now is that what she means or is it possible that she wants me to beg her to stay and chase her so she can feel loved and wanted I’m sorry but to me it seems like it should be obvious that given everything that was going wrong at that time I wasn’t thinking about if you felt loved and wanted I was trying to figure out what the fuck just happened my entire world is being turned upside down maybe I’m wrong and if so I do apologize for that but you have to understand that I’m just some country boy raised in Alvarado Texas and don’t have a high school diploma much less a college education I can only see and do or fix what I see in front of me I never learned how to deal and handle certain emotions and such when it comes to women and love and all I was raised where when things got tuff and might be a little overwhelming then that’s when your family or your spouse comes in and helps carry the load or helps you navigate through but you my spouse wasn’t going to come to my aid and it’s pretty embarrassing to run to my family when I just got married six months brfore and she was checking out after we had been together for ten years again if I fell short on that I do apologize sincerely I do but as I have said I can only do what I have available to me and that is it so that is why I pulled away to start with now why did I block you well there is that damn odd thing again the day you moved out you said that you didn’t want me to call or text you again so I was trying to respect your wishes had I known that that is not what you meant then I would have done things a little differently so anyway that’s where I stand on that everything else I will tell you tomorrow right now I need to get some sleep so I hope this helps you some I honestly just don’t understand why it seems that you always have to come out like you did nothing wrong for you to be satisfied with everything I didn’t keep score on who did what when and how and all I just know that we both made mistakes that have lead us to where we are now so please if this is going to be one of those things then let me just save you and me the trouble it’s all completely my fault I’am the one that needs to mature and learn how to treat someone and how to be in a relationship/marriage I fucked up and I deserve to be left in fact why are you even wasting your time on a worthless piece of trash like me I have already destroyed you and our marriage but I’ll take what I can get I’m sorry that last bit was just too much but I hope you can see that it’s frustrating to try and keep things in mind when I’m having to deal with all of this other shit I mean it’s not right to me or you for us to be against each other like this if we wanted a marriage then we should have been there to help each other take up some of the slack and or take over so the other could rest or better still we face it together and not against ourselves like we did like I said I know now how I could have done things differently and made things a lot less troublesome but at that moment and time I couldn’t see any other way and I’m sure you are the same if not and we decided to give us another shot then all the decisions are going to be on you cause we see how I do when I’m left to my own decision making but I just don’t believe that is the case here so before we go any further as to who did what to whom and so on can we just agree that yes we both made some wrong choices and after some time to think on it that we can see where we could have done something’s differently that would have possibly made things not so bad
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2023.05.29 09:43 jvc72 Ralph Lauren Corp[NYSE:RL] Financials FY/2023
Filling Date: 2023-05-25 REVENUE:
Gross Profit: $4.17B (64.65%)
Result: $704.20M (ebitda)
Outstanding Shares: 67.70M BALANCE:
Debt: 2.86B FINANCIAL EVALUATION/SCORE:
Financial Score - Altman: 3.86
Financial Score - Piotroski: 7.00 Company Description:
Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products in North America, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers apparel, including a range of men's, women's, and children's clothing; footwear and accessories, which comprise casual shoes, dress shoes, boots, sneakers, sandals, eyewear, watches, fashion and fine jewelry, scarves, hats, gloves, and umbrellas, as well as leather goods, such as handbags, luggage, small leather goods, and belts; home products consisting of bed and bath lines, furniture, fabric and wallcoverings, lighting, tabletop, kitchen linens, floor coverings, and giftware; and fragrances. It sells apparel and accessories under the Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Golf Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Golf, RLX Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, and Chaps brands; women's fragrances under the Ralph Lauren Collection, Woman by Ralph Lauren, Romance Collection, and Ralph Collection brand names; and men's fragrances under the Polo Blue, Ralph's Club, Safari, Purple Label, Polo Red, Polo Green, Polo Black, Polo Sport, and Big Pony Men's brand names. The company's restaurant collection includes The Polo Bar in New York City; RL Restaurant in Chicago; Ralph's in Paris; The Bar at Ralph Lauren located in Milan; and Ralph's Coffee concept. It sells its products to department stores, specialty stores, and golf and pro shops, as well as directly to consumers through its retail stores, concession-based shop-within-shops, and its digital commerce sites. The company directly operates 504 retail stores and 684 concession-based shop-within-shops; and operates 175 Ralph Lauren stores, 329 factory stores, and 148 stores and shops through licensing partners. Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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2023.05.29 09:20 vbnvbyuyt Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics picks, predictions: Who wins Game 7 of NBA Playoffs series?
The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics play on Monday in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA Playoffs series.
The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. MST at TD Garden in Boston and can be seen on TNT.
Who will win the game?
The Celtics are a 7.5-point favorite over the Heat, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
Boston is -320 on the moneyline, while Miami is +260.
The oveunder for the game is set at 203.5 points.
Sportsbook Wire: Celtics 116, Heat 108
It writes: "The Celtics average 117.9 points per game, 8.1 more points than the 109.8 the Heat give up. When Boston scores more than 109.8 points, it is 39-20-2 against the spread and 49-12 overall. When Miami allows fewer than 117.9 points, it is 26-36-3 against the spread and 39-26 overall. The Heat’s 109.5 points per game are only 1.9 fewer points than the 111.4 the Celtics give up to opponents.
ESPN: Celtics have an 82% win probability vs. Heat in Game 7
The site gives Miami an 18% win probability in Monday's game at TD Garden in Boston.
Five Thirty Eight: Celtics have a 71% chance to beat Heat in Game 7
The site gives Miami a 29% shot at picking up the victory on the road on Monday night.
Sports Betting Dime: Celtics 114.1, Heat 108
The site predicts that Boston will beat Miami in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals NBA Playoffs series.
Odds Shark: Celtics 114.2, Heat 102.9
The site predicts that Boston will win the game and cover the point spread in Game 7 of the NBA Playoffs series.
Play Picks: Take the Celtics to cover in Game 7 vs. Heat
It writes: "The Celtics are 45-36-1 against the spread this season. As 7.5-point favorites or more, Boston is 19-18 against the spread. The Celtics have seen 39 of their 82 games hit the over. Boston’s games have finished with more than 203.5 points 76 times so far this year. The point total average for Celtics games this season is 229.4, 25.9 points higher than the oveunder for this matchup."
More:NBA Playoffs odds 2023: Point spreads, moneylines, point totals for NBA postseason games
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2023.05.29 09:02 sdgfdfgdf NBA investigating whether ref ran burner account
The NBA is investigating a Twitter account and whether it could be a burner account of referee Eric Lewis, according to multiple media outlets.
The account, u/CuttliffBlair
, was brought to light by Twitter user u/PabloEscoburner
late last week. The site was created in November 2015 and, according to screengrabs posted by PabloEscoburner, has been a constant defender of Lewis and NBA officiating overall, responding to negative tweets and highlighting Lewis' work.
NBA reporter Marc Stein first reported the investigation on Friday, and ESPN and The Athletic confirmed through sources on Sunday that the league is investigating Lewis and his link to the account.
When PabloEscoburner first tweeted about the account and a possible link to Lewis, CuttliffBlair replied that the account was run by Lewis' older brother, Mark. PabloEscoburner then showed the account as deleted later in the day, but as of Sunday night the account was active.
Of note, the account follows six accounts: PabloEscoburner, four NBA-related accounts (@RefAnalytics, u/OfficialNBARefs
), and u/MasonWBB
-- the official account of George Mason women's basketball. Eric Lewis' wife Vanessa Blair-Lewis is the head coach at George Mason.
Among the players to speak out via Twitter after the news broke were LeBron James and former Lakers teammate Patrick Beverley. When Beverley was still on the Lakers earlier this season, he famously drew a technical foul when he grabbed a camera and showed Lewis an image of a call Beverley believed the referee missed against James.
"Laughed at me when I grabbed the camera yea aight," Beverley tweeted on Saturday.
James tweeted, "This Eric Lewis (expletive) true???"
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2023.05.29 08:51 ScantlyChad [BATTLE] The Ottoman-Safavid War of 1517-1518
Early Spring, 1518
Deep in the Persian interior of Shah Ismail's empire, the Safavid army camp was returning to life with the dawn of a new campaigning season. Military operations had come to an expected halt with the coming of the 1517 winter, with levies marching back to their homes, nomadic warrior clans migrating to fairer fields, and military leadership (normally) taking the time to rest and revitalize. However, the numerous setbacks of the prior year's campaign
had not been kind to the health of Ismail, or to that of his realm.
When the Shah emerged from his winter quarters to head up the army for the next round of war, it immediately sparked alarm among his followers that Ismail looked worse now than he did just a few months ago. The winter's isolation had compounded his descent from the prophecy of a legendary poet-warrior to that of a humbled, bedraggled sot. He now carried himself with less care and confidence. His messy hair and beard remained untrimmed. Even now when he donned his armor, which was tailored to fit the once-great warrior, it now appeared to be made for a much different man much larger than him.
It was this Ismail that would emerge from the tent in the Spring of 1518. It was this Ismail that would sit and squint to the horizon, watching for contingents of his nomadic and levied army to march back to his main camp. It was this Ismail that would scowl as his sergeants noted the desertions among his ranks that had occurred over the winter, resulting in a smaller army that had been anticipated. And it was this Ismail that had delayed marching out with such a small army, until the awful realization came upon him and that he could delay no more, that this decimated army would be the one which he would lead.
This army would also be less coherent and effective than the previous armies fielded by the Shah. Though he dreaded to address such glaring issues, the truth of the matter was that the defeats of last year had broken down the prestige and power of the militant Safavid cause, and thus, with it, the strict adherence of the nomadic Qizilbash warriors. Long-standing clan rivalries which had previously been frozen in place by their shared cause of fighting for the Mahdi
were now once again returning as Ismail's reputation melted away. The Qilizbash of this year might be just as likely to engage in savagery against their own realm as they would to their enemies.
And finally, there came to that issue of military intelligence. Ismail's plans the year prior had been dictated by the belief that he had been fed working military intelligence from his spies within the Ottoman Empire. The failures of his army in their failed Spring offensive would reveal that such intelligence had been faulty, and purposefully so. Though this source of information would continue to feed him military intelligence of where and when the Ottoman Imperial Army had planned to strike, Ismail had come to the decision that he would be better off ignoring such intelligence this year. There's an old saying in Tabriz- and although such a saying is also known in Tehran, it is probably also well known amongst those in Tabriz as well- and this saying is as follows: fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again.
And with his own health and that of his army on such a positive footing, Ismail set off on campaign, looking to drive the invaders from his realm. While a small contingent under Abdal Beg Talish
went south, the majority of the army would be marching north from which to counter any enemy offensives out of Tabriz, in addition to another smaller contingent under Durmish Khan Shamlu
heading north in order to counter Georgian advances in Shirvan.
Though the invaders had also paused their campaigns over the winter, the occupied territories of Kurdistan and Armenia remained hubs of activity just as they had been in the campaigning seasons. A carefully maintained network of grain imports supported by caravans and guarded by Imperial and Georgian patrols helped to support the wintering armies on the frontlines. When these armies would muster themselves in the spring, they would find that this expensive supply network had paid off, and that they would not be suffering the same levels of desertion that would cripple their foes.
As the Georgian-Ottoman occupation forces of the city resumed their work in fortifying the city for an expected Safavid counterattack, a large Georgian contingent headed by King Giorgi would set off eastward, to besiege the city of Ardibil that had evaded the permanent capture of the Georgian army so many years ago.
This speed of this march would be hampered by fierce local resistance, though the Georgians were able to evade losses due to the large size of their army which afforded them to make a number of security measures aimed at countering ambushes and raids carried out by the locals. Bostanabad surrendered to the invaders upon seeing such a sizable force, and Duzduzan would fall to the invaders after a quick siege hurried through a daring assault on the walls commanded by the King. When the walls of Sarab were reached, the city was methodically surrounded, a siege camp was constructed, and the construction of sieges engines would be started by the royal engineers. As the Georgian army settled in for what they expected to be another quick siege, the Safavid army headed up by Shah Ismail marched northward to counter them before the fall of the city and the eventual fall of Ardibil along with it.
Though this Georgian army would hold the advantage of army size over the Safavid force, their lack of light scout cavalry would hurt them quite immensely, as they were unable to report and respond to the threat of Ismail's incoming army until he was just about to strike.
Though the Georgian army fought as ably as they could, the unexpected nature of the Safavid attack was damaging. Qizilbash cavalry charged from the hills and into the Georgian camp aided by repeated bombardments from Safavid archers, causing a great deal of casualties and chaos among the Georgian ranks. This army was only saved from complete rout and defeat when the brave King Giorgi and his knights rallied his scattered men into carrying out a counterattack, temporarily forcing Ismail's forces away from the field. Recognizing that Ardibil itself was a secondary objective not worth such heavy losses, a retreat to Tabriz was ordered, in which the disorganized Georgian army somehow just
managed to carry out as another round of Safavid attacks began on their supply and rear lines.
Like the Georgian army in the south, this army to the north would also see much in the way of early victories. Over the winter, Georgian agents had managed to convince Hasan Sultan, the exiled Khan of Shaki, into supporting their advance against Shah Ismail. Prince Demetre's army in this region swelled in size with the arrival of Hasan Sultan and his supporters.
But like the army to the south, this army would also be hampered in early spring by the arrival of Safavid forces in the region. Durmish Khan Shamlu and his men would square off with those of the Sultan and the Prince, and for many weeks, skirmishes would be fought in this region, with both attempting to outmaneuver the other in a pitched battle.
Fresh from their winter rest, the Ottoman Army began their 1518 campaign with a southward advance on the city of Mosul. Led by Grand Vizier Piri Mehmed Pasha, this army would see its numbers also bolstered by local allies, though allies were more a matter of symbolism than of actual military support, as the local Kurdish support for the Ottoman cause had translated more into pledges of fealty rather than going so far as to support with large numbers of Kurdish tribal soldiers as the Ottoman leaders would have hoped.
Though the city of Mosul refused to surrender, it fell after a short siege. The army advanced, and then Erbil fell in the same manner. Though Abdal Beg Talish's forces had, by this time, arrived in the region to support local resistance against the advancing Ottoman army, the massive size of the Ottoman army and its superior composition of both heavy and light cavalry allowed for it to easily counter the raids, ambushes, and skirmishes carried out by Safavid forces that had plagued the Georgian army.
With two key cities under their thumb and local resistance pacified, the Grand Vizier looked to the lands of the south that lay open to his armies. With such a massive force and such little resistance before him, how could the Ottoman advance be stopped?
Late Spring, 1518
The victory of Ismail at the Battle of Sarab had done wonders to restore his reputation among his forces. While he couldn't fully repair the tribal fractures that had started to emerge in his army structure, nor could he rally up reinforcements from the ranks of deserters, he could march on Tabriz and start the process of liberating his realm from enemy occupation. With the Spring season now in full swing, Ismail marched at the head of his revitalized army as they advanced forward towards Tabriz, on the tail of the retreating Georgian army.
Though perhaps if the Shah knew what laid before him, perhaps if he had not been so thoroughly deceived by military intelligence in the previous year and had been more willing to listen to it this year, he might not have marched forward with such misplaced confidence, and perhaps he would caution such brazen use of his army. But with the fresh taste of one victory, the Shah was eager for another. He was hell-bent on restoring his prophesized reputation with another great victory, and so he would be looking for any opportunity to engage his retreating opponent before him.
The Georgians had prepared well in the event that the Ismail return to Tabriz. Food and supplies had been carted into the city, construction teams worked constantly to repair the walls, letters were pre-written to Ottoman allies and Prince Demetre requesting relief, and the relief was provided to the citizens of Tabriz in order to secure their loyalty, at least temporarily, all done in the event of a coming siege.
The defeated Georgian army made their way into the safety of the walls of the city. Although they didn't prefer being stuck inside the city for the siege, the rushed nature of their rtreat and the sudden advance of the Sfavaid left the Georgian Kings no choice but to remain in the walls during the siege. Letters were sent north and south, and soon after the Safavid army arrived in the region, surrounded the city, and began to besiege. The roles were now reversed. The second siege of Tabriz had begun.
Over the course of the Spring, the armies of Prince Demetre and Hasan Sultan had managed to triumph over Durmish Khan Shamlu, with the skirmishes decided well in their favor. As Safavid forces began to retreat from the region, Prince Demtre was also forced to retreat as his armies marched south to relieve Tabriz. Hasan Sultan opted to remain in the region to countinue the fight for his homeland, though with the Georgian withdrawal the Safavids returned to the field and now they were the ones with the upper hand in the skirmishes over the region, erasing gains made by the invading forces over the past few weeks.
It was at this point that Ottoman forces had now split into four. For an ordinary army, this would be a risky move, but for an army as large and as organized as the Ottoman army, it would probably
not be such a huge issue. The first of these groups would return to Tabriz in order to relieve the siege. The second would advance on Baghdad and begin a siege, while the third and fourth groups would secure flanks of the Ottoman advance through Iraq.
Safavid resistance to the Ottoman advance remained minimal, even with the forces of Abdal Beg Talish operating in the region. Recognizing both that the Ottoman army was headed for Baghdad and that they were nothing more a small buzz against the constant, unwavering drone of Imperial power, Abdal Beg Talish decided to cancel the strategy of harassments and chose to reinforce the city in order to attempt to stall the Ottomans with a protracted siege of Baghdad.
Abdal Beg Talish and his men beat the Ottomans to the city, but it was after this that what little Safavid power remained in the region fell apart. As the Ottomans approached the walls of Baghdad, they offered the Abdal a chance to surrender, which was refused.
However, as the Ottomans then settled into siege positions, Abdal remained at the walls. Perhaps he intended to inspire his men by leading from the front, but upon witnessing the Ottomans cast their massive siege guns before his very eyes, Abdal lost the stomach to fight, surrendered the city to the Grand Vizier, and in the chaos of it all, then fled eastward with a few followers to link up with Shah Ismail. Piri Mehmed Pasha elected not to pursue the yellow-bellied fool and instead ordered a two-day celebration for the army that now occupied the city of Baghdad. The Ottoman armies on the flanks continued to push southward, meeting almost no resistance from the locals who had no strong desire to support their oppressive Safavid overlords.
Nobody was safe from the blazing heat of the Tabrizi summer, defenders and besiegers alike.
For the past few months, the city had suffered under siege from Safavid siege, though this suffering was eased by the abundance of food and supply within the walls of the city. The shelling of Ismail's mortars did temporarily halt when he ordered his engineers to divert the Aji Chay away from the city in order to cut off their vital supply of water, though this effort was halted when the Georgians sallied out from their walls to ambush the engineers. The city's water supply was saved, though the Georgians did suffer moderate casualties in the process.
The siege continued on for a few miserable weeks with slow progress against the walls made by mortars and sappers, and losses on both sides compounded by heat exhaustion. This state of the siege would only be broken with news of incoming relief forces from the north and the south.
Ottoman-Georgian strength had now swelled to double that of the Safavids, but their numbers were spread out into three groups. Like at Alesia
, the besieging Safavid forces were starting to be surrounded by incoming relief forces, though the coordination of these scattered relief forces remained in question as communication was spotty at best as the Safavid forces proved to be a major hurdle for messages.
Looking to score another victory, Ismail ordered his troops to prepare for a quick attack on the scattered relief forces, whilst also preparing for any possible attack from the forces within Tabriz who might seek to sally out at this moment. By ordering such a rapid attack, he hoped to further scatter his foes before they could further communicate any coordinated attacks on his own army.
With little preparation, Ismail split his army into three and launched the attacks on his enemies. Though poorly coordinated, the rapid nature of his attacks caught his enemies off guard. The Georgian relief force under Prince Demetre could only weather the sudden attack for a short period of time before they were beaten from the field and their forces scattered. The Ottoman forces, which were much more numerous in size, were also forced to pull back, though it was the heroics of the Janissaries and their deployment of Tabur Cenci formation that saved the day. While a number of Azabs pulled back, the Janissaries held strong and the center could not be broken. The Ottoman cavalry fared well against their Safavid counterparts, and the army was able to hold, though not without significant losses. In the end, the mounting losses convinced the Ottoman commander to withdraw and regroup with his retreating forces, in order to save the fight for another day.
It was during this attack that the Georgian army within Tabriz under the Co-Kings also decided to seize the moment and ordered a counter attack on the Safavid forces remained stuck into the siege. The gates flew open as the army sallied forth to attack the Safavid siege camps, though the poor coordination of both armies meant high casualties suffered by both sides.
By now, the second siege of Tabriz had turned into a Battle of the Plains of Tabriz, and a very chaotic battle at that. Ismail's army had completely lost all semblance of coordination in his mad quest for a major victory, and now they were just as scattered about as his opponent. His attempts to regroup his tribal warriors under his own command had mixed success, resulting in a sizable section of his army withdrawing from the field to give chase to the retreating Georgian relief force while the rest turned to face the Georgian army that had sallied out. In this third and final attack they were also successful in forcing the retreat of the Georgian army back to the walls of Tabriz, but were unable to exploit this victory into any further gains in the siege.
In the Battle of the Tabrizi Plains, Ismail has scored a great victory, forcing three enemy armies from the field while the siege camp just
managed to hold on. But at what cost? While the Georgian relief force was in full retreat, the Ottoman force had pulled back to a more defensible position and the walls of Tabriz remained under enemy control, as the scattered nature of his forces prevented him from pursuing either of these. Worse yet, his own side had suffered very heavy losses in his daring offensive gambles, which would certainly harm his ability to wage war in the future. To make matters worse, his siege of the city would have to be put on pause as his men focused on clearing the dead from the field rather than on supplying the sappers and mortars responsible for the siege. To top it all off, a very sheepish-looking Abdal Beg Talish had arrived at the Safavid camp with just a hundred men of what was once a force of two thousand that had been sent to stop the Ottoman advance in the south. Why was he
Ottoman forces in the region had fully occupied Safavid-held Mesopotamia, all the way from Mosul to Basra. And then they went further.
Deciding that further war must be made against the Shia menace, the Ottoman armies then crossed into Musha'sha' territory and made war against these Shia militants as well, with little trouble. Though captured Musha'sha' leadership claimed to be sworn enemies of the Shah, their luck ran out when they were questioned on the manner of their true faith. The faithful and fanatic leadership Musha'sha' refused to apologize for their crimes against the tombs of the the Abbasid Caliphs and Sunni Imams in the region, and for this, they were killed.
With their victory complete in the region, the Ottoman forces marched northeast, further into Persia, though this progress was halted by incoming news at the Battle of the Plains of Tabriz. With this, they withdrew from their advance and started a rapid march northward in order to reinforce their army in the region and to make battle against the remnants of the forces of the Shah.
Although one would not expect Syria of all places to be disturbed by war at this time, this region has also found itself in a state of chaos. Two Emirs claimed to have received the acceptance of the Sultan Korkut for further Mamluk self-governance of the region, have ordered a withdrawal of the instruments and agents of Ottoman bureaucracy from the region. While their claims found support from a number of notable Mamluk nobles in the region, their challenges to Ottoman power were countered by other local Emirs, a minority of Mamluk notables, and, of course, the Ottoman bureaucrats, who made public statements against the two rebellious Emirs and their claims at representing the demands of the region.
Not to be deterred, the Emirs and their supporters responsible demanding further autonomy quickly mustered forces with the intent on pacifying any resistance to their claims. As a result of these forces being raised, other notables in the region have also raised their own forces with the goal of countering this power grab. An appeal for aid has also been sent to the capital to put down these rebellious Emirs.
And, in the midst of all this chaos, the bodies of Venetian merchants have been found on the streets of Beirut. it appears that they were robbed, stripped naked, and then killed. Local authorities are doing what they can to investigate such maters, given the circumstances.
The siege of Tabriz continued, with the Georgian forces bottled up inside the city and the Safavids able to just barely to make further progress. Supplies were now starting to dwindle, but the weakened state of the besiegers meant that communication was easier for those within the city. News of a complete Ottoman victory in Iraq had caused spirits to rise, but there also was the worry that the Ottoman army would not arrive in time to provide a secondary relief.
Still, there was some respite from the threat of sappers, mortar shells, and starvation. The true nature of the capture of Baghdad due to the cowardly actions had been revealed to Ismail, and so the besiegers and defenders alike were treated to the sight of Abdal Beg Talish being dressed in women's clothing and ridden on a donkey through the camp and in front of the walls of the city.
But despite the progress made by Ismail in recapturing his great city, it was transpiring that this siege would not be one to recapture it. The main Ottoman army filtered into the region and positioned themselves for an attack on Ismail's much smaller besieging army. It was only under the many protestations of his generals and his solders that Shah Ismail was convinced to take his two victories and not go searching for a third against this Ottoman army, for it was believed, perhaps even by Ismail himself, that he would not see a final success against the Ottoman army. Ismail ordered his scribes to record his retreat as reluctant, and with that, the siege of Tabriz was ended as the Safavid army slipped away before the Ottomans could strike. They once again fled further into Persia, evading pitched battle with the main Ottoman force.
The defenders of Tabriz cheered as the Safavid army fled the field and the Ottoman army replaced them. The Co-Kings and their army had survived.
Armenia and Shirvan
The Georgians under the Prince continued to fall back further and further into Armenia until they were chased no longer. This army then found shelter in Yerevan, where they settled in for the winter.
As for their pursuers, the Qizilbash cavalry who had refused to return to the field of battle and instead charged north in search of plunder and captives, this force had descended into nothing more than a mob of cavalry. It stopped its pursuit of the Georgians and instead set its sights on pilfering the local Christians in this country, perhaps out of revenge for siding with the Georgians, perhaps out of pure search for plunder, or perhaps simply out of the complete collapse of order that had taken root in the Qizilbash forces.
Even with the Shah's two great victories, he continued to suffer a breakdown in command over the nomadic cavalry. While he had slain many infidels and heretics in the field of battle, he had failed in liberating his lands. As the SHah retreated further into Persia, he suffered further desertions and issues of disloyalty.
In Shirvan, Hasan Sultan has suffered further losses and continues to fall back against the victorious forces of Durmish Khan Shamlu.
After a brief yet bloody campaign, the rebellious Emirs and Mamluks have managed to seize a sizable amount of land in Ottoman Syria and repeat their claims that they have been liberating the region from Ottoman bureaucracy to return to the old ways of Mamluk self-governance. Although the armies of these Emirs has halted their campaign for the winter, their army is rumored to be no less than ten thousand strong, capable of further advances on undefended Ottoman territory, though its troops are thinly spread. However, the brutal nature of their campaign has done them no favors in winning over the local reaya
or even the influential merchant class, which has seen its wealth explode under Ottoman rule. Chaos continues to reign over the region as the Ottoman army appears to be too distracted in the east to form a proper response to this madness.
Also, those Venetian merchants? Not even Venetian. Or merchants, as it turns out. Turns out they were agents of the Knights Hospitaller, who had come to the region in an attempt to hire assassins to kill the Sultan, but they arrived at just a time that the region fell into chaos, and as a result they were robbed and killed.
Something weird's going on over here.
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2023.05.29 08:14 DumpGoingTo Question for the Setters.
So, people say that Elite Setters are capable of making their Hitters better. Now, that sounds kind of stupid if you don't have some knowledge on sports. I'll give some examples for more popular sports.
American Football, The Quarterback can make their Receivers better by giving them the proper passes that would go through. The perfect pass that will get them in their positions, with the speed that they prefer, the placement that they prefer.
I'll give an example for Basketball. Somebody like LeBron James, makes his Teammates Better. LeBron sets up his teammates, even calls out the plays in front of the opponent because he knows that it will work regardless of whatever happens. He gives them the proper passes, with great speed that hits their shooting pockets.
It's players like these that are a God's Gift for practically anybody who works with them. Because you know that odds in your favor if you work with them.
So, of course. A Setter that makes his teammates better would give a toss to their Hitter that they like, for example a Middle Blocker is likely the tallest on your team so maybe they prefer are higher set which is what the Setter needs to provide. That would be an example of making your teammate better, but there comes a question. I feel like Volleyball is much more difficult to do such thing with precision. Everybody is constantly airborne except the one player that can't score through their own hit which means that there isn't exactly much time to prepare. And of course, as time goes on you'll receive new teammates that you need to adapt to.
Ultimately, how would you go about learning to make your teammates better?
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2023.05.29 07:21 Adventurous_Reach992 Hello, I seek a career advice from women over 30.
Okay, so I am 24 year old female from Asia (I don't want to disclose the country name because I don't want my identity to be recognized in any way).
I am currently interning with a venture capitalist firm and simultaneously pursuing my masters. My work hours often go till 1 to 2 AM past mid night and in addition to that I have to study as well.
I have been doing so for last 6 months, and I am afraid I might be burning out. I am hesitant to say this because people around me work for over 4 AM on daily basis and still manage to show up efficiently. They might misunderstand me for being lazy or inefficient. But this is not the end of story, at high school I have put all nighters to score good, at University I have studied for my bachelor's and my professional certification simultaneously as well and before pursuing masters I have worked for couple of years in a big accounting firm that required me to work long hours.
It is not like I don't want to work hard in fact I really want to build a solid career however in last few weeks I am contemplating if I should seek a normal job at an MNC and steadily work my way up.
I am happy to go for 9AM to 9PM job but cannot work past 12AM on regular basis.
My personal life does not exist because of my ambitions. I know I am not late but I have realized that I would like to have more things in life other than just work.
Am I being lazy for demanding this?
Career and family both are equally important to me but I don't want to sacrifice myself in doing so.
To all women here who have excellent career and family, how you managed to have it together?
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2023.05.29 07:01 I_like_pie_7308 Ok guys just hear me out