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2023.06.04 13:12 TheRetroWorkshop The Making of Aion Log #5: An Excerpt from the Postface of the Rulebook (Regarding the Title/Name -- Aion)
Part III: Simple Matters
Now, on the title. The eponymous figure is the Greek deity of perpetual time, Aion. He represents the inevitable future and the returning past, the cycles of eternity; the suffering, glee, and dread of it all. However, he's not a character within my universe; instead, he's symbolised and manifests only in a few ways. I believe a skirmish game, like a short story, ought to feel this way, according to a great essay I once read (sorry, but I cannot recall the source): a swift punch to the midsection. That is how Aion feels to me, and how a space zombie feels, one assumes.
One of the great works centred around the deeper conception of Aion comes from Carl Jung's Aion: Researches Into the Phenomenology of the Self (1951). Within the Forward, he writes:'The theme of this work is the idea of the Aeon (Greek, Aion). My investigation seeks, with the help of Christian, Gnostic, and alchemical symbols of the self, to throw light on the change of psychic situation within the "Christian aeon". Christian tradition from the outset is not only saturated with Persian and Jewish ideas about the beginning and end of time, but is filled with intimations of a kind of enantiodromian reversal of dominants. I mean by this the dilemma of Christ and Antichrist. Probably most of the historical speculations about time and the limitation of time were influenced, as the Apocalypse shows, by astrological ideas.'
And, here we see the Near Eastern connection back again; and it's one of the few core connections to anything Greek. This is fitting in a few ways. First, in relation to time; second, stars. After all, my humanity is seeking haven across the universe as it tries to escape the eternal Zombie Invasion.
I believe that science fiction, at bedrock, ought to issue a warning -- not a prediction -- to the individual. The warning is simple: look inward for darkness, and fight the many monsters -- demons -- you find within. After all, the road to Hell consists of small steps. Demonic steps. Every time you lie to yourself, delude yourself, or let something terrible happen around you that you know, in your heart, to be wrong. These things inch you, and the rest of culture, closer to Hell (at least, Hell on Earth, which is plenty enough for me).
After all, stories consist of individual actions, or inactions as the case may be, just like cultures. Even novels read aloud, to a vast crowd filled with desires, wherein the crowd, the individuals may act and dream as they wish -- both light and dark -- the desires are forever of the individual. In this way, I hope to set my crowd of characters free, follow their actions, and see where they lead us. The rest is up to the fandomeer, as this is more of an open-source game and narrative.
To elucidate, I shall speak to the subtitle of the postface: House of the Gathering. This phase is taken from Carl Jung -- Volume 11: Psychology and Religion. We may view the psyche as a House of Gathering: a nest of frantic enemies and violent lovers, of the so-called sub-personalities; the drives, archetypes, and complexes. But, most importantly, it is the process of integration. As Jung writes, regarding the House: 'When they come out again, they are cleansed.'
If you face your Shadow and carry the suffering of life upon your flesh-frame; if you aim to mend your soul; if you voluntarily defeat its monsters, then surely you live within the House of the Gathering, and you have done at least one good thing for the world: you have become an integrated personality, no longer merely warding off a thousand faces within yourself, all alone, lost in a dull, silent world.
Jung kindly offers a distillation of sorts, and this is the tagline on this book's cover (which is also found in High King Balthazar II's quote down the side): 'As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.'
(Note: Of course, I have twisted the House of Gathering notion, in-universe. Within the game and narrative, it's a key Ministry of Aion under High King Balthazar II. More on this later.)
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2023.06.04 12:51 dreams-delivered 31 [M4F] #Michigan Tall/fit, intelligent, successful man with integrity seeks partner for traditional relationship
Send me a message and I’ll reply with my picture.
A short biography - Hi, I'm B - I currently live in Southeast Michigan after living in New York City for about a decade - 31, 6'2", 220lbs, fit former D1 athlete - Ivy League educated - Exceptionally successful career
What I'm looking for I want to make a mutual commitment with a woman to a traditional relationship. Generally, I take pride in being a leader, provider, and protector and looking for a woman who is gentle, nurturing, and enthusiastic. My life goals - that I'd want to share with my partner - include becoming financially independent earlier in life, having multiple children, providing them with an excellent relationship with both of their parents, and owning a second home in a warm place :)
My personality - I am confident, decisive, and described by my friends and colleagues as a well-respected leader. However, I am also a good listener, gentle, and kind. - Well-organized: My home is clean, I cook and do laundry for myself, and I'm usually the one organizing the group trips with my friends - Community-oriented: volunteer, mentor, with a wide circle of both close friends and acquaintances locally - Relationships - romantic and friendships - are extremely important to me. I protect the people I'm close with and take pride in helping them. I'm grateful they have and continue to do the same for me. - In my free time, I like playing pool, taking my boat out on Cass Lake with my friends, collecting fine wines, traveling and exploring other cultures, going to the gym and staying in shape, getting out in nature by hiking and skiing, road trips in my sports car, and cooking
My commitments to you in our relationship - You will always have a roof over your head, food in your refrigerator, and be protected from harm. We will live a comfortable and, on occasion, even a luxurious lifestyle. - When we disagree, I will do so lovingly and with respect. Your point of view will always be taken into consideration. - I will always make decisions that are in the best interest of our family as a whole. - I will stay healthy and in shape. - I will always be honest, faithful, and act with integrity towards you. I will always express thanks and appreciation for your contribution to our family, which I see as no less important than mine. - Our relationship will lead to marriage. I will plan nice, thoughtful dates (and vacations) for us to nurture our relationship before marriage and throughout. You will never be expected to pay for these dates.
My expectations from you in our relationship - Nurturing the family - being a wife and mother - is your primary focus. I will never ask you to work, but won't stop you if you need the outlet, as long as our family remains your top priority. That said, I’m very supportive of your interests and hobbies - let’s go to that concert/show/travel/store! It’s important to me to be your friend as well as your partner. - We will have children together, and raise them in a loving, respectful, and emotionally sensitive environment. - When I make strategic decisions about our family, you will provide your perspective if you have one, but also support those decisions once I make them. - You are comfortable with submitting sexually - for my part, I will always show you through my commitments, words, and actions that I am worth submitting to. - If you are unhappy, or if you feel I am not living up to my commitments or what you need from me, you will express those feelings to me so we can work it out. - You will take pride in your appearance.
If you're interested in discussing more, send me a message.
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2023.06.04 12:30 Big-Research-2875 Change in Chromosome Structure
Change in body Structure
Sometimes, there are often a breakage of a body. It will turn out kind of arrangements.These arrangement have an effect on the genes of that body. There area unit following sorts of body structure changes;The loss of a part of body is named deletion
.Addition of genes during a a part of body is named duplication
.Rearrangement of genes inversion
Deletion or Deficiency
The loss of a part of body is named deletion.Fragments while not centromeres area unit sometimes lost throughout biological process. Therefore, the body can miss bound genes. This causes many serious genetic diseases. Change in Chromosome Structure
Causes of Deletion
Deletion could occur due to;A) Losses from translocation.B) Cross over with in Associate in Nursing inversion.C) Unequal crossover.D) Breaking while not rejoining.
Types of Deletion
There area unit deletions;
A) opening deletion:
In this case, internal a part of body is missing.
B) Terminal deletion:
In this case, there's only 1 break homologous body fail to rejoin. therefore tip of the body is lost in biological process.
Effects of Deletions
Small deletions aren't fatal. however giant deletions area unit sometimes fatal. Some medium sized deletions cause human disorders.
- Homozygous deletion area unit fatal.They cause abnormal developments.
- Frameshift mutation, In some deletions, variety of nucleotide isn't equally separable by
- It causes a frameshift mutations.Thus all of the codons returning once the deletion area unit browse incorrectly throughout translation.It produces a severely altered and non practical supermolecule
.4. Disorders, Deletions cause male sterility, And common fraction of cases of duchenne congenital disease. A deletion of a part of the short arm of body five leads to Cri du chat( a disorder ,a cat like crying throughout infancy provide the syndrome its name). it's found in one in 50000 live births. The living infants have a particular cry, severe backwardness, and shortened life.
- Heterozygous deletions, shows abnormal pairing in meiosis. the traditional body doesn't have a homologous region for pairing. therefore a loop is made. Its example is polytene chromosomes of fruit fly.
- Pseudo-dominance, heterozygous deletion could cause a pseudo-dominance.In this case, dominant gene is missing. Therefore, recessive gene categorical itself.
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2023.06.04 12:22 expateu How would you rate Maltese treatment and hospitality?
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2023.06.04 12:04 Then_Marionberry_259 JAN 19, 2023 GCX.V GRANITE CREEK COPPER ANNOUNCES POSITIVE PEA WITH NET PRESENT VALUE OF $324M ON CARMACKS COPPER-GOLD PROJECT IN YUKON, CANADA
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( "Granite Creek"
or the "Company"
) is pleased to report positive results from its Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for the Carmacks Copper-Gold-Silver project (the "Project" or "Carmacks Project"), located in the Yukon, Canada's Minto Copper District within the traditional territories of Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation and Selkirk First Nation.
The PEA demonstrates attractive project economics with significant opportunities for additional mine life expansion, reinforcing the potential of the Minto Copper District to become a top-tier global copper district.
Granite Creek Copper will be hosting a live webinar to review the PEA results on January 24th , 2023, at 9:00am PT 12:00PM ET. To register, click here
. PEA Highlights
- Attractive project economics:
- Base case metal prices of US$3.75/lb Cu, US$1,800/oz Au and US$22/oz Ag: Pre-tax NPV 5% of C$324 million and 36% IRR After-tax NPV 5% of C$230 million and 29% IRR
- Case 1 metal prices of US$4.25/lb Cu, US$2,000/oz Au and US$25/oz Ag: Pre-tax NPV 5% of C$475 million and 48% IRR After-tax NPV 5% of C$330 million and 38% IRR
- Mine life of nine years at 7,000 tonnes per day with clear exploration potential to extend mine life with four target areas within 1km of the current resource.
- Capital cost of C$220m with payback of 2 years from commencement of production.
- Head grade of 1.10% copper equivalent ("CuEq") consisting of 0.90% Cu, 0.30 g/t Au and 3.5 g/t Ag.
- Average cash operating costs of US$1.76/lb CuEq and all-in sustaining costs of US$2.57/lb CuEq.
- Option for tailings treatment: PEA study identifies additional potential cash flow through processing of oxide tailings to increase total copper recovery. Recovery sensitivity shows an additional $180M pre-tax NPV based of a 20% increase in recovery rates.
The Company envisions developing the Carmacks Project into a low-carbon source of copper. A critical mineral, as defined by the Canadian government, copper is key to the transition to a zero-carbon economy through the electrification of transportation and other industries, and the development of renewable energy production. The 2023 PEA clearly demonstrates the viability of the Carmacks Deposit as a robust open pit sulphide and oxide copper-gold-silver project with significant potential upside from both resource expansion and secondary processing of oxide material to further improve oxide recoveries.The Project is to be powered by the Yukon's electrical grid which uses primarily renewable electricity.
"The completion of the PEA is a major accomplishment that doesn't just advance the Project beyond previous studies but completely re-envisions Carmacks as a high-grade, open pit copper, gold and silver producer with excellent expansion potential in a tier one jurisdiction", commented Timothy Johnson, President and CEO. "The inclusion of sulphide alongside oxide ore, either as a blend or a straight sulphide feed, has resulted in significant upside on the Project, with further opportunities recognized in both processing and exploration."
"Potential for near mine resource expansion is demonstrated in new volumetrically significant targets identified by comparison of the geophysical signatures of known mineralization with similar signatures of untested targets near the proposed pits ", continued Mr. Johnson. "These strong geophysical responses have a high correlation with copper sulphide minerals on the Project, giving us high confidence in these new targets, which are a priority for testing in upcoming drill campaigns." PEA Study Approach
The PEA contemplates open pit mining using a conventional truck and shovel operation in two separate pits. Mining targets the high-grade, near surface oxide material in the 147 pit, then transitions to target sulphide material in the 1213 pit followed by final mining of the deeper oxide and sulphide material in 147. Mined material would be delivered to a crushing and grinding circuit consisting of a primary crusher, SAG mill and ball mill. Both oxide copper ore and sulphide copper ore would be processed via a simplified flow sheet consisting of well-established flotation technology producing a high-quality copper-gold-silver concentrate. Oxide and sulphide ore would be blended and sequenced to provide optimal cash flow and to minimise the environmental footprint with mined-out pits or portions of pits being reclaimed as mining commences in the next area. Both conceptual pits lie within 2km of the proposed mill site.
Tailings from the flotation circuit would be filtered and water recirculated into the flotation circuit. This would improve water management and limit environmental impact, with final tailings placement on a lined dry stack tailings facility at site.
A high-grade, premium copper, gold and silver concentrate would be shipped via deep seaports in Skagway, Alaska or other nearby facilities. Treatment and refining charges terms are within standard market rates.
Average copper recovery during life of mine ("LOM') is calculated to be 64% with approximately 2/3 of material processed being oxide ore and 1/3 being sulphide ore. Metallurgical studies returned 93% copper recovery when processing sulphide ore, 40% copper recovery while processing oxide ore and 82% when processing a 50:50 blend. Metallurgical work highlights the opportunity for further optimization of the Project through more detailed mine sequencing or discovery of near mine sulphide or that could be blended with ore from the 147 pit. Table 1: PEA Key Parameters https://preview.redd.it/dqw5q3o56z3b1.png?width=720&format=png&auto=webp&s=e25bf25a05e5aba7ee07577e1b1c1e4a3cb66c1e
- Base case metal prices based on 36-month trailing average from January 15, 2022.
- Recovery includes both oxide and sulphide ore and is based on mining 2/3 oxide and 1/3 sulphide LOM.
- Total operating costs include mining, processing, tailings, surface infrastructures, transport, and G&A costs.
- AISC includes cash operating costs, sustaining capital expenses to support the on-going operations, concentrate transport and treatment charges, royalties and closure and rehabilitation costs divided by copper equivalent pounds produced.
- AISC is a non-IFRS financial performance measures with no standardized definition under IFRS. Refer to note at end of this news release.
- The copper equivalent grade (CuEq) is determined by (total copper x US$3.75) + (total gold x US$1800) + (total silver x $22)/$3.75)/total resource tonnes.
- Payback period is from commencement of mining.
The PEA for the Project outlines an initial (pre-production) capital cost estimate of C$220 million and LOM sustaining capital costs of C$130 million, including overall closure costs of C$5 million. Initial capital costs include the construction of milling and processing facilities, lined dry stack tailings and lined waste rock facilities, on-site infrastructure of 15km of access road and facilities for water capture and treatment. Construction of a powerline (12.8 km, 138 kV) from an existing substation is placed under sustaining capital to allow for construction time of the power grid. Table 2: Capex Estimates 1 https://preview.redd.it/1o5nj0p56z3b1.png?width=720&format=png&auto=webp&s=567bac8c1cd2dd5d7e68d6979c4301222ea8eb80
1 All values stated are undiscounted. Operating Costs
Operating costs estimates were developed using first principles methodology, vendor quotes received in Q3 2022, and productivities being derived from benchmarking and industry best practices. Over the LOM, the average operating cost for the Project is estimated at C$3.16/t mined and C$18.30/t processed. Tailings costs are included in processing costs.
The average cash operating costs over the LOM is US$1.76/lb CuEq and the average AISC is US$2.57 /lb CuEq. Economic Analysis and Sensitivities
The PEA indicates that the potential economic returns from the Project justify advancing to a feasibility study.
The Project generates cumulative cash flow of C$371.2 million on an after-tax basis and C$505.8 million pre-tax at a base case of $3.75/lb Cu based on an average mill throughput of 7,000 t/day over the 9-year life of mine. Table 3: Summary of Economic Analysis 1,2 https://preview.redd.it/1buxwyp56z3b1.png?width=720&format=png&auto=webp&s=e223bea2cd85c993976f14df3da34306818df128
1 The analysis assumes that the Project is 100% equity financed (unlevered). 2 Appropriate deductions are applied to the concentrate produced, including treatment, refining, transport and insurance costs.
The PEA is significantly influenced by copper price assumptions. Using the Case 1 metal price scenario consists of near current prices of US$4.25/lb Cu, US$2000/oz Au and US$25/oz silver, the Project generates an after-tax Net Present Value ("NPV") using an 5% discount rate of $328 million and an after-tax IRR of 38% with a payback period of 1.5 years from the commencement of production. (Table 3), Outlined below in Table 4 is a detailed sensitivity analysis across gold and copper prices with silver kept at $22/ounce. Table 5 below highlights additional sensitivities to foreign exchange, recovery, CAPEX and OPEX. Table 4: Copper and Gold Metal Price Sensitivity Analysis NPV- Pre-Tax values in Million CDN$ https://preview.redd.it/53xazmq56z3b1.png?width=720&format=png&auto=webp&s=6e8f30ef6d50cf6f3e128636d18724f639c6c3fe Table 5: Multiple variable sensitivity analysis (all values $CDN) https://preview.redd.it/j53smkr56z3b1.png?width=720&format=png&auto=webp&s=4db09d62e8cfa1a0bbe0eb2649962eb3c0315b91 Opportunities
- The third conceptual pit, 2000S as identified in the Mineral Resource Estimate ("MRE), could be brought into the mine plan if sufficient additional resources were defined by drilling to offset pre-stripping costs.
- Electrification of the mining fleet. Significant cost saving and reduction in greenhouse gas production may be possible through the sourcing of electric vs. diesel haul trucks for the Project. The PEA envisions using a contract mining fleet for the Project and preference will be given to suppliers that can provide either fully electric or hybrid equipment.
- Further discovery. Exploration conducted in 2022 consisting of geophysics, trenching and soil sampling identified four areas proximal to the proposed mine plan that if successfully drilled could enable longer mine life beyond nine years or provide additional sulphide mill feed earlier in the mine's life. Four targets on the Property require evaluation, all located within 1km of the current deposits. Two of the targets are located beneath the current resource and there is higher geological certainty that these may contain appreciable copper mineralization.
- Zone 1213 shallow: Downward continuation of Zone 12 and 13. Estimated dimensions are 360m long, 15 - 40m wide, starting at approximately 65m below the current drilling.
- Zone 12 deep: Downward continuation of Zone 12. Estimated from geophysics to be continuing for an additional 170m below current resource modelling. Approximated to be 580m long and 15-40m wide.
- Gap Zone target: Geophysical anomaly that fits with current geological understanding of the fault offset between 147 and 2000S Zone. Estimated to be 500m long, up to 400m deep, and 30-50m wide.
- Sourtoe target: Estimated from geophysics to be a lensoidal body of similar size to known deposits at 370m long x 370m deep with an estimated width of 15-50m. It has been lightly tested at surface by trenching and is weakly mineralized.
- In addition, the Carmacks North target area is host to several mineralized zones that have the potential to add resources to the mine plan, all within 15 km of the proposed mill site.
- Additional recovery through metallurgical improvements. The Company has retained Kemetco Laboratories to complete additional leaching and copper precipitating testing to evaluate the processing of tailings. The calculated grade of copper in tailings averages 0.32% with over 140 Mlbs of copper not recovered LOM. Recovery sensitivity show an additional $180M pretax NPV based of a 20% increase in recovery rates. Review of historical metallurgical testing has indicated that copper minerals present in oxidized material respond well to leaching. Once the copper is in solution the copper would be chemically precipitated to produce sulphide minerals that can be added back into the flotation cells.
The basis for the PEA uses an updated mineral resource estimate ("MRE") for the Carmacks deposit (effective date March 30, 2022). The mine plan contemplates processing 62% of resources outlined in the MRE. The MRE includes inferred resources that are too speculative to have economic parameters applied to them. Resources are not reserves and there is no certainty that the resources outlined on the Project can be converted to reserves. Table 6: Mineral Resource Estimates https://preview.redd.it/0qlgwcs56z3b1.png?width=720&format=png&auto=webp&s=54919af5497328c0eee95a1ab86b9c621101971e
- CIM (2014) definitions were followed for Mineral Resources.
- The effective date of the Mineral Resources is March 30, 2022.
- Mineral Resources are estimated using an exchange rate of US$0.75/C$1.00.
- Mineral Resources are estimated using a long-term gold price of US$1,800/oz Au with a metallurgical gold recovery of 60%, and a long-term copper price of US$3.75/lb with a metallurgical copper recovery of 95% for sulphide material and 60% for oxide material.
- Mineral Resources are estimated at a cut-off grade of 0.30 copper equivalent.
- Bulk density of 2.83 t/m 3 was used for tonnage calculations.
- Mineral Resources that are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
- Numbers may not add up due to rounding.
The overall mining operation is expected to consist of two open pits completed over three phases. Phase I contemplates development of the 147 zone with low strip ratio. Phase 2 contemplates the mining of 1213 zone with a slightly higher strip ratio. Phase 3 contemplates pushback on the 147 pit to a final LOM strip ratio of 4.6:1, resulting in a total of 9 years of operation, plus one year of pre-stripping. Following this mining period, a low-grade stockpile of 2Mt grading 0.18% Cu, 0.06 g/t Au and 0.8 g/t Ag may be reprocessed once mining operations cease. All waste and tailings will be disposed near the mining infrastructure.
The contract mining operation is planned to be a conventional truck and shovel open pit operation, moving approximately 118Mt of material over the 9-year life of mine. This would provide the floatation processing plant with 21.3Mt of ore at a rate of 7 000 tonnes per day. Metallurgy and Processing
The processing facilities and saleable mineral products are fundamentally different from the beneficiation procedures that were contemplated in the 2006 Feasibility Study and updated in the 2017 PEA. The processing facilities currently being recommended for the Project would include a simplified flotation circuit, capable of processing three individual types of feed materials, oxide, sulphide, and blended ores, each of which would produce a high grade, premium concentrate.
Metallurgical testing both by Bureau Veritas in 2021 and by SGS Vancouver in preparation for the PEA study support the simplified flotation circuit. Flotation testing of individual oxide copper ores, sulphide copper ores as well as blended ores has been completed in this initial phase of the process investigation.
A test program including mineralogy and flotation was completed on samples from the Carmacks Project. The flotation test program included test work on sulphide, oxide, and blend ores.
- The sulphide ore assayed 0.92% Cu, 0.67% S, and 0.24 g/t Au. Gold and copper head grades calculated from the flotation test assays agreed well with the direct head assays.
- The oxide ore assayed, 0.60% Cu, 0.06% S, and 0.25-0.82 g/t Au, indicating that nugget gold may exist. However, the gold head grade calculated from the flotation tests was consistently between 0.20 g/t to 0.23 g/t with an average of 0.21 g/t.
- Sulphide flotation recovered 93.7% of copper and 69.0% of gold at 42.7 % Cu and 7.7 g/t Au grade (Sulphide F4) while oxide flotation recovered 39.8% of copper and 57.5% of gold at 26.2% Cu and 13.6 g/t Au grade.
- A 50/50 oxide/sulphide blend batch flotation program recovered 75.3% of copper and 65.7% of gold at 40.8 % Cu and 12.4 g/t Au grade (Blend F4).
- Locked cycle flotation on blend sample recovered 82.0% of copper and 70.1% of gold at 40.1% Cu and 10.6 g/t Au grade (Blend LCT1).
- Flotation optimization and an economical evaluation of the target copper grade versus recovery is recommended in future test work.
As mentioned above, the Company has commissioned additional test work to evaluate the potential for further recovery of copper from tailings when material in the mill contains a significant percentage of oxide material. Review of historical metallurgical testing has indicated that copper minerals present in oxidised material respond well to leaching. Once the copper is in solution the copper will be chemically precipitated to produce sulphide minerals that can be added back into the flotation cells. Infrastructure
The Project lies along the Freegold Road, a Yukon government-maintained gravel road, currently being upgraded as part of the Yukon Resource Gateway Program. The road would ultimately lead to the near by Casino Project and other significant development projects in the area. A 12.8 km transmission line would be constructed to access the 138 kV Carmacks-Stewart transmission at McGregor Creek. Future studies will look at alternate routes for powerlines that could also benefit projects near the proposed Carmacks Project. Next Steps Additional Metallurgical work.
In addition to the metallurgical work underway to assess further recovery from tailings work will be completed to optimise recoveries of both copper and precious metal. Additional studies will also be completed to identify any metallurgical variability between the two proposed mining areas to assist in further mine plan optimization through sequencing and blending of ore. Exploration Drilling.
Significant resource expansion potential exists within 1 km of the proposed pits. In addition to the new zones identified by 2022 geophysical and geochemical surveys, and trenching, many areas of both the 2000S and 12-13 zones remain open for expansion. Geotechnical drilling on 1213 pit.
In order to advance the Project towards feasibility geotechnical drilling will need to be completed on the proposed 1213 pit. Significant geotechnical drilling in the 147 area dating back to 2006 when a full feasibility study was completed on that portion of the Project will also be reviewed. Baseline environmental studies.
In preparation for advancing the Project towards feasibility existing environmental studies including ongoing water sampling programs will be reviewed and updated. Continued community engagement.
The Company is dedicated to working with communities effected by the Project including Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation and Selkirk First Nation to ensure that the Project advances in a respectful way with maximum benefit to the effected communities. Technical Report and Qualified Persons
The PEA was prepared by SGS Geological Services. ("SGS"). with several individuals and departments within SGS contributing to sections of the study. William Van Breugel P.Eng., is the lead consultant for this study. SGS Geological Services is known globally as the expert in ore body modelling and resource/reserve evaluation with over 40 years and 1000 consulting projects of experience providing the mining industry with computer-assisted mineral resource estimation services using cutting edge geostatistical techniques. SGS bring the disciplines of geology, geostatistics, and mining engineering together to provide accurate and timely mineral project evaluation solutions.
As part of the larger SGS Natural Resources group, they draw upon their massive network of laboratories, metallurgists, process engineers and other professionals to help bring mineral projects to the next level. Table 7: Qualified Person https://preview.redd.it/8k1317t56z3b1.png?width=720&format=png&auto=webp&s=30892fe9cc2afd1d267399018d17ecb7624da3fa
Note: The Qualified Persons are independent as defined by Canadian Securities Administrators National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects". The Qualified Persons are not aware of any environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-economic, marketing, political, or other relevant factors that could materially affect the PEA.
The Company cautions that the results of the PEA are preliminary in nature and do not include the calculation of mineral reserves as defined by NI 43-101. There is no certainty that the results of the PEA will be realized.
A NI 43-101 technical report supporting the PEA will be filed on SEDAR within 45 days of this news release and will be available at that time on the Company's website. Readers are encouraged to read the Technical Report in its entirety, including all qualifications, assumptions and exclusions that relate to the details summarized in this news release. The Technical Report is intended to be read as a whole, and sections should not be read or relied upon out of context.
A presentation summarizing the Project's PEA results is available on the Company's website. Qualified Persons
All scientific and technical data contained in this presentation relating to the PEA has been reviewed and approved by William Van Breugel P.Eng., a Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101. All exploration data including exploration upside potential has been reviewed and approved by Debbie James P.Geo., for the purposes of NI 43-101 The Qualified Persons mentioned above have reviewed and approved their respective technical information contained in this news release. About Granite Creek Copper
Granite Creek, a member of the Metallic Group of Companies, is a Canadian exploration company focused on the 176-square-kilometer Carmacks Project in the Minto Copper District of Canada's Yukon Territory. The Project is on trend with the high-grade Minto copper-gold mine, operated by Minto Metals Corp., to the north, and features excellent access to infrastructure with the nearby paved Yukon Highway 2, along with grid power within 12 km. More information about Granite Creek Copper can be viewed on the Company's website at www.gcxcopper.com
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2023.06.04 11:55 tiredguineapig E/INFP 28F looking for 25-30M INTP, INTJ, ENTJ or E/INFP.
So this frustratingly narrows it down too much but I’m specifically looking for someone who is open to living in Japan.
I am Japanese and Filipino, golden skin (when stood next to a white person; when standing next to a Japanese person I can’t tell the difference lol) with straight black hair and brown eyes. 5’3” 118lb. Born and raised mostly in Japan.
I prefer someone who is neutral about Japan.
Oh but I’ll move to a place with a good education system and students that care about learning.
Currently located in Seattle.
If you’re still wanting to know more, look below:3
- My MBTI type is INFP and I took thr official one accidentally when I was 17 at the career center. They do say taking it during college is the most accurate! But I have to say because of my job as a teacher I’ve become very comfortable with other people, to the point where I see value in small talk and will initiate it😂 I still have my own world in my head but I don’t get tired around others that aren’t asking me gazzilions of questions every 5 seconds 😌 I would say I’ve become more logical too, if I really know what that is as an F person… but my humor is drier and I laugh at things I didn’t before. I also have a thicker skin than before.
One of the personality traits I have is that im strong willed. But then it doesn’t come off like that I think. I tend to not mind what other people think unless they influence me at work or something. But im also really laid back.
- My Enneagram type is 4w5 and 4w3 at completely the same level. I do love learning, and one of the reasons why I like socializing is because I can learn from people that are different from me. I would say I also have a good chunk of drive and motivation when I commit. Time pressure is helpful 🥲 because i procrastinate too.
- Im not religious.
- My love languages are Quality Time and acts of service.
- no cigarettes, prefer to not drink even with other people around, haven’t done much.
What I'm Into
- video games Valheim, divinity, overwatch, cod, CsGo, outward, BOTW… I’m somewhat new to this still!
- cooking and grocery shopping I’m not picky at all and I love cooking all kinds of things. If you are picky, I do get sad if I can’t eat or cook together so I’m sorry, that’s a deal breaker. If you don’t like seafood I’m sorry that’s gonna make me sad too😭 I love Costco lol
- fishing Crabbing (Dungeness crab) was the beginning. Now I’m trying to catch flounder, salmon, and trout.
- gardening I love it so much. I have tomatoes, shiso, spinach, beans, onions and trying to do some okra, eggplant, cucumber, Asian squash, and Okinawa/Hawaiian sweet potatoes someday. I like composting too. I also grew up with chickens, rabbits, hamsters, birds and a dog lol
What I'm Looking For
- someone to have a serious but fun goofy life long relationship with. Not to compare with other relationships but I tend to have a fun goofy relationship. The 2 that have lasted are both like that. I am very goofy and silly, serious, and cute at the same time.
One would say that I am submissive seeming, listening quietly and patiently but I also walk away doing the opposite of what I was listening to without saying anything (I’m also very oblivious to this lol) I guess I like to consider what others think or know but if with all the information I have, mine fits my life better I will take my path regardless. He found this humorous. And I appreciated that.
Someone with a huge ego would not be the right person for me. I’m looking for someone who can manage that wisely. Or who bends for me (if I can do that effortlessly).
- I would like a family with kids, preferably with lots of kids 3+ making traditions and goofing around lol kids are not burden, they are dream human beings created mixing you and me! My goal is for me and you to be the role model of what love is, caring and kind… and goofy! This is my number 1 passion in life that has driven me to study psych in college, be a teacher etc. all this because my family that I came from is a very sad place.
- I’ve been clinically depressed for a long time before (during child and teenhood, early 20s) Gone to counseling to sort things out. I would say I have come out having better understanding of how feelings work, communication skills and compassion for myself.
- I'm looking for long-term commitment. Not open to non-monogamy.
If you’re interested, before anything, I’d like to trade pictures. Getting rejected or having to reject someone after getting to know someone is so sad…🥺
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2023.06.04 11:49 abysmalrotoscoping Having a baby really does bring out the worst in some men.
I’ll be honest, I used to avoid this sub because of some of the negativity towards men. I would read these posts about shitty husbands and partners and just wonder, “Ok, why did you marry this loser?? Why do you keep reproducing with him?” And I would feel secretly smug because my husband is such a catch and I picked such a good one and I could have bragged about him allllll day. Literally could not fathom how so many women seemed to be ending up in shitty marriages.
I guess I didn’t realize how much changing circumstances can reveal totally different parts of your partner. My husband was amazing before we had kids together. He was amazing when our first was a newborn. I spent the first week in bed while he changed every diaper and handled everything. As she got older he got distracted with work and started to really drop the ball at home. It got worse and worse. We just had our second and he’s been straight up awful to me and our kids. You can check my post history if you want the details on that appalling story.
Every clueless person on Reddit says “just leave him” as if it’s that simple. I was downvoted in the comments of my other post for pointing out that casually up and leaving is not so simple when you have 2 kids under 2, a homestead you run together, and entwined financial everything. I’ve been starry-eyed in love with and completely devoted to this person for years, pictured being together forever, and I’m only just barely realizing how out of line he’s capable of being. I don’t live near any family or support network. My daughter is obsessed with daddy and so happy and thriving, splitting up would wreck her. And I know this because I’ve been divorced once before and it was the ugliest, most brutal thing my kids and I have ever been through. We’re all still in therapy. I have to wonder if these “just leave him” people have ever seen how insanely expensive, traumatic and destructive “just leaving” can be for everyone involved. Not to mention, men are most likely to become abusive when their partner tries to leave, and already abusive men are most likely to murder their partners at that point too. I cannot stand how casual this site is about divorce, especially with kids involved.
I really tried to pick better this time. And I did overall. But not good enough, apparently. You just can’t know everything in advance.
Where I’m at now is disengaging. I’ve been a single parent before so I’m treating myself like one now. We get along well and are still friends, so we’ll enjoy platonic family game nights and dinners like normal. But other than that, my attention is on myself, my life and hobbies and passions. Dates, sex, all of that is over for me unless/until he chooses to go therapy and start over from square one wooing me and going above and beyond to prove what kind of spouse/partner he wants to be. I don’t care if he fucks other people. My focus is on my kids and myself, and he’s my roommate.
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2023.06.04 11:25 Lancelotsan Do folklore ghost stories of United Kingdom usually depend on historical events?
I'm writing the thesis about folklore ghost stories of several countries. I soon realize that, while we usually see ghost stories = horror stories, but every country has the tradition to write their folklore ghost stories ( don't include ghost stories in novel).
- In China. Folklore ghost stories usually follow three categories:
Romance ( exp: a boy who loves a ghost of a girl.)
Society topic ( exp: describe the " hell" following the Chinese's government system in the middle age, with corruption, brutal torturing,...)
- In Japan. Folklore ghost stories usually follow many categories.
They can write about romance ( Yukionna), the society topic ( a monk who was crushed to become a demon, because he did something wrong when he was still alive), favor a samurai or monk ( how they defeated ghosts and demons with their brave.),...
But I can see that, no matter what Japanese's folklore ghost stories talking about, they always mix the horror element in the story. It makes them different from Chinese, because Chinese usually erase the horror element if they create ghost stories to talk about romance or social topics.
United Kingdoms' folklore ghost stories are a new topic to me.
After researching some famous folklore ghost stories such as Anne Boleyn, Glamis castle, Sandfort Orcas,... I have the feeling that:
- Folklore ghost stories of United Kingdom usually talk about a historical character ( Catherine Howard, Anne Boleyn,...), or historical location ( castle,...). Am I right?
- Usually, ghosts in folklore ghost stories usually just follow several simple actions, such as walking around the castle, visiting their home, replaying some famous events of their lives,... It is more simple than what we see in horror novels. Am I right?
It maybe a ridiculous and funny topic. But I want to research folklore, to understand the difference of countries.
Thank you for reading. Hope for help.
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2023.06.04 10:15 alphaannapurna Festivals In Nepal You Must Experience
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Nepal is one of the few diverse country with many differences in nature, culture, religion, lifestyle, etc. Every village in Nepal values its traditions in a unique way. Many of these traditions are centuries old and are done for specific purposes. Every country respects the culture of other countries. This is the main reason for the harmonious way of life in Nepal. Despite its small size, the Himalayan nation is home to many different cultures and tribes with different traditions and rituals. Because of their different ethnic groups, the Nepalese people have different beliefs and customs. Despite this, everyone is united for the celebration of the great festivals. Festivals like Dashain and Tihar are nationally important; like Indra Jatra or Rato Machchhendranath Jatra, which belongs to the ancient village culture of the valley, but others are only seen by one tribe. The cultural diversity of Nepal can be seen in the various festivals that are celebrated in the country. However, there are lots of festivals in Nepal, which are also popular with tourists from different parts of the world. To take a closer look at the diversity of Nepal, here is a list of festivals in Nepal. Dashain https://preview.redd.it/uc1zq85ahy3b1.jpg?width=2048&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=8513eda26f8d8d039d7ddac6fe8fa03d187ca330
Dashain is one of the biggest and most popular festival of Hindu. Dashain is the festival of Goddess Durga's victory over the evil Mahishasura, according to Hindu mythology. Nepalese people celebrate Dashain for fifteen days by spending time with their family members eating delicious food and receiving tika and blessings from elders. It is one of the few festivals celebrated by many people of Nepal. The first day of Dashain is celebrated as Ghatasthapana, the beginning of the festival. People worship the eight tantric goddesses on the first day and the next nine days are dedicated to each form of Durga. Tihar https://preview.redd.it/5qrqmtmchy3b1.jpg?width=5983&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=dd602938e4281db9428d47c87e3cbdc45f1890d9
After Dashain Tihar is another biggest festival of Hindu which is right after Dashain. Tihar is celebrated for five days. The first two days are celebrated with the worship of crows and dogs. On the third day, people sprinkle crackers and light small clay lamps in their homes. On the fourth day, cows are worshiped in the morning, and in the evening you can watch the special Govardhan Pooja. If you visit the Newar community, the fourth day is celebrated as Mha Puja, the New Year. The last day is Bhai Tika (Brothers' Day). This ceremony is done between the brothers and sisters of the family. Sisters pray for the welfare of their brothers and apply tika on their foreheads for long life. On the other hand, brothers give their sisters sweets and gifts. They follow special rituals during this festival. Teej https://preview.redd.it/zppgyko1iy3b1.jpg?width=1024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3de4f51475a2b6869db14911a1d220fe2ea17f3d
Teej is one of the biggest festivals in Nepal, celebrated by women. Traditionally, it is a great day for married women, who visit their mother's house and eat a traditional meal called Dar. After Dar, women fast for a whole day without eating or drinking while singing and dancing in groups. Many women go to Pashupatinath to pray. Teej is celebrated for three days. On the first day, married women fast and perform rituals for the well-being and health of their husbands. Single women fast for the blessings of a happy married life in the future. During the next two days, you can enjoy many special rituals performed by Lord Shiva and Lord Parvati. You can enjoy cultural events, special food, and many more things. During Teej, women wear red saris, tikas, and bangles, and sing and dance for days. What is interesting is to see women of all ages gathered together, young and old, dancing for hours in the heat, in the rain without a single drop of water or food for a whole day. Fagu Purnima/Holi https://preview.redd.it/nh7c4ut7iy3b1.jpg?width=5184&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=849ae3b6a3c632a4ddd016122b735bdfa1e1cf31
Fagun Purnima, also known as Holi, is named after the goddess Holika. Like many other festivals in Nepal, Holi is also linked to Hindu mythology. According to legend, a young man named Prahalad was a devotee of Lord Bishnu, who was considered a mortal enemy by his father, the demon king Mahisasur. Filled with rage, the Demon King commissioned his sister Holika, who possessed a flamethrower, to kill his son. After that, Holika sat in the fire holding Prahalad, but she died in the fire while the boy was alive. And to celebrate this glory, people play Holi, a festival of fun, color, and happiness. It said that it begins with the victory of good over evil. Holi has gained popularity among tourists. This festival is fun by splashing each other with colored water. Holi is celebrated on two different days. Nepal's northern regions perform it on the full moon day of February or March. Other Nepalese people do it on the day after the full moon day. Chhath https://preview.redd.it/3xkdmkx2jy3b1.jpg?width=5184&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2f0e4e9664e0c8f08f68b2b08e6af8b562aed2dc
This festival is celebrated by the people of Mithila and the Terai people. The purpose of this celebration is to honor the Sun God for his mercy and light on people. The people fast during the day, praying for prosperity and wealth. After worshiping the sun, they had a feast. Other important rituals of this festival are holy immersion in the river, bathing in water, preparing special food for the Sun God, etc. After fasting, you can enjoy these foods. The best food to try during this festival is Anarsa and Thekuwa. Unfortunately, these dishes are not prepared during other seasons. Buddha Jayanthi https://preview.redd.it/1l3cy246jy3b1.jpg?width=5472&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=32d218619b2e8328d5b5db4e9b91e91e7d52d4ee
Buddha Jayanti is celebrated to remember the birth of Lord Buddha. Gautam Buddha was born in 623 BC as the head of the Shakya dynasty in Lumbini, Kapilvastu region of Nepal. Being the birthplace of Budhha, Nepal celebrates Buddha Jayanti as one of its major festivals. It falls on the night of the full moon of May or June. Peace lovers and Buddhist communities love to make their pilgrimage to the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini of Nepal on this beautiful day. The main destination to visit during this festival is Lumbini. Many tourists visited Lumbini to see the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Watch many beautiful and interesting shows, led by monks and nuns. Maghe Sankranti https://preview.redd.it/1xlq5vz6ky3b1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c2d2cedeeb020f5f668c136a72668318f4dd61f6
Maghe Sankranti is celebrated on the first day of the Magh month of the Nepalese calendar. It is a reflection of the holy month, usually in the middle of January. This festival is expected to bring the end of winter and hopes for warmer weather and better days of health and wealth. On this day, the family gathers together to eat a delicious meal together. People eat sesame seed candies, ghee, molasses, sweet potatoes, and ji according to tradition. Also, the same day is observed as Maghi - New Year in Tharu village of Terai. People celebrate this festival with family gatherings, eating varieties of food, going to Melas, wearing traditional clothes, etc. Indrajatra https://preview.redd.it/7ljj4dn9ky3b1.jpg?width=3096&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=07087b2e3dcd596293dcb7eea3bb659d7e1e2ab7
Indra Jatra is the festival of the Newar community in the Kathmandu Valley. It is an eight-day Jatra festival that falls in September. This festival also marks the beginning of the autumn moon festival season. It is done to remember when Indra came down to earth; According to Hindu mythology, Indra is the king of heaven. The chariot of the living goddess Kumari is taken through the streets of Kathmandu. Lots of people gather to enjoy the joyous procession led by masked dancers known as Lakhey. Shree Krishna Janmashtami https://preview.redd.it/mbd6ilstly3b1.jpg?width=450&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=5c29fd02e5255cea92a620040d4588c4d367aee9
Shree Krishna Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Krishna. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna is considered the 8th avatar or "incarnation" of Lord Vishnu, who was born to stop the wickedness of his uncle "Kansh". Lord Krishna was an evil deity who was involved in many misdeeds as a child, including breaking pots and stealing butter from villagers. Therefore, during Janmashtami, there is a ceremony where a pot of butter is hung on top, and different groups break the pot for delicious food. Mahashivaratri https://preview.redd.it/pjsipaaxly3b1.jpg?width=2112&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=d65f4aefb95f1290cc9a8c737a68c9653a9c44a9
Mahashivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is one of the main festivals in Nepal. Lord Shiva is the supreme deity according to Hindu mythology. According to the belief of the day of Shivratri, the stars are in the best position which increases the spiritual power. On this day, thousands of Hindus visit the holy place of Hindus, Pashupatinath Temple, which is also considered the protector of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. During this festival, the Pashupatinath temple is decorated with flowers. Many Sadhus from India come to pray on Pashupati and perform the spiritual dance of Tandav of Lord Shiva on this day. As it is a nocturnal event, devotees celebrate the whole night, chanting and praying for light in the darkness. At home, people gather, light bonfires and prepare holy Shivratri food. In Conclusion
Apart from these festivals, Nepal celebrates many other regional, national, and seasonal festivals. Since there are so many of them, every season of the year promises a rewarding experience. Make a plan for your trip with Alpha Adventure Treks
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2023.06.04 10:11 universalquantumzen The False Sense of Self 2/2 — Awaken the Living Awareness Within — Discover the Keys to Happiness, Inner Peace & Harmony by Sambodhi Padmasamadhi
"In the West, our culture emphasizes the pursuit of happiness through external means. By contrast, in the East, traditional culture emphasizes acceptance of the conditions of existence, positing the idea that happiness is found within. And so it goes that in the West, we live in a consumer-driven society that tries to tell us that money does buy happiness – “the more we buy, the happier we will be,” goes the slogan. In a society where the prevailing worldview is materialistic, values are created by advertisements, which results in that actors, musicians and other “famous” people are followed as though they were gurus, nearly worshipped as modern day avatars or gods. This has a direct effect on the self-image of a consumerist – it is rooted solely in physical appearance, social status and material success. It is this idealized and artificial lifestyle that is then pursued as the principle means to achieving life satisfaction, happiness and contentment or the so-called “good life.” All of the consumerist’s creative and intellectual energy is redirected towards a goal – which is, in essence – an illusion created largely by the commercial interests of corporate and the entertainment industry.
The name of the game here is persuasion. You see, ordinary everyday people are influenced and persuaded by advertising, marketing and the various forms of media to behave and act in certain ways. And so it goes that people in the modern Western world promote the idea that “more is better,” in order to justify their never-ending need for more. With the immense amount of advertising we are bombarded with on a daily basis, it is not unsurprising that there are many things we feel we want and need. Advertising plays on our fears and the need for social acceptance. You see, advertisers exploit our innate drive for fulfillment and unity, our inherent need for social connection and bonding; and not only that, but they also exploit our desires, our sexuality, and our love of pleasure for the marketing and sale of everything from toothpaste to cars. As a result, “hyperspenders” emerge out of all this – they often think that collecting expensive toys will enhance their overall satisfaction with life. Yet, the honest truth is that these material possessions doesn’t seem to bring us inner peace and happiness – or do you beg to differ? Satisfaction in life is not a function of what you can buy in a store – see?
The materialistic worldview has resulted in excessive production of short-lived and disposable items, and thus the Western society has become a “throw-away society” where consumerism is being worshipped. Indeed, we live in a culture of hyperconsumerism where we can, and do buy nearly anything. Sadly, beyond the basic necessities, awful lot is spent on useless things that end up in landfills; in a throwaway culture, even human lives are seen as disposable – see? We take what we need in the form of raw materials and cheap labor to invest in our “culture,” we then feed it back to the world in the form of cheap material possessions, which in turn further the image that we have more and hence somehow better. As long as we keep up the illusion, the gears keep turning. Doesn’t this fit the definition of a parasite? The consumerist-driven capitalist economic system is indeed a parasitic paradigm which is only going to lead to more problems and eventually to self-destruction – one has to be blind not to see it." You can read the full article on the website: The False Sense of Self Part 2/2
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2023.06.04 09:57 MrValentine97 My Story
Hello everyone, first time posting here or really much of anywhere but I have been lurking on this subreddit for the last couple weeks because I really have not been sure if telling my story would make me feel better, but here we go.
So first a little backstory, I am not the most traditionally attractive guy, but I have always put up a front of confidence and charm. So I will admit when I was younger especially I had very little issues talking to women. Despite this my love life has been quite the shit show. The main incident that is relevant to my story now happened a few years ago, I got engaged to my best friend of years and while when I talk about it to most people I simply say "oh it just didn't work out" the harsh reality is that she died and while I have had years to heal I still can't handle the look of pity if I tell them the truth.
Despite the loss of my fiance and best friend I moved on, as I know that's what she would have wanted for me. I went to college, first of my family, and had several relationships there. However, all of them where not long term or super serious, all where either sexual in nature or had known limited life spans,.like knowing the relationship was going to end when she graduated ect.
Then one day I met a girl, on a random chat site no less, and we hit it off. Now I have no idea what it was that drew me to her so strongly, she was kind, smart, beautiful, sexy, and just had this way of making me feel like through her eyes there was no man that could compare. She encouraged me to be the best I could be and washed away my insecurities. She truly helped me be a version of me I was proud of, and in return I was always there for her, I loved her, I did anything I could to make her happy. That was the big thing I just wanted her to be happy, and for quite some time she seemed like she really was.
We dated long distance, sadly of course she lived on the other side of the world but I had gotten my visa and had plans for me to visit after I graduated. For almost 2 years er where happy. Then a couple months before our 2 year anniversary she tells me she wants to break up, she is crying and saying how much she loves me but that the fact she found someone she can see herself spending her life with at such a young age terrified her, she was 21. I was heartbroken the first woman I let myself truly love since my fiance died was breaking up with me because she had met me too early? Despite this her happiness is what mattered most to me and I decided I would be supportive in any way I could. However, the way she treated me post breakup up is really what got me.
I understood she would have to distance herself to some degree, but she distanced herself hard, she treated me as if I was an ex that abused her, she did not trust me with things, and she made it very clear most the time randomly that we where never getting back together. I thought we had a genuine special connection and even if we where not together I thought we could translate that connection into a supportive friendship.
Two weeks after the break up, she sent on a date, it hurt but I understood and was not mad. However this guy did something to her that is not my place to talk about. I could tell she was hiding something next time we talked and I hate that I made her tell me what was wrong because it felt manipulative and that's not who I ever wanted to be. Anyway after hearing what he did I pleaded with her to not see him again for her own sake, she made it clear she was because he turned out to also be her drug dealer and she had taken up smoking a lot more than she had before which I did not have an issue with. Than on the day that would have been our two year anniversary I noticed she removed me as a friend on various platforms and I asked her about it, I wasn't blocked, she does not like blocking people. All she said was that she had a new boyfriend (the guy previously mentioned) and that he nor her was comfortable with her talking to me. And that was that have not talked since, I know it is her choice to live her life how she wants but I can't not worry to some degree about someone I loved so dearly.
Now for the first time I feel more alone than even when my fiance died. I treated my ex right, did everything I could and it still was not enough. I have always been a romantic stoic, that is to say no matter what happened in my love life I persevered but now I just don't know how to feel. Simply put I feel empty and for the first time in my life feel like maybe love is not meant for me.
I know this was long so thank you to anybody and everybody that took the time to read this, I hope you all genuinely are happy and are having a wonderful day/night.
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2023.06.04 09:47 myiasis I watched the docuseries and now I want to hug my mom for not being like these people
I just finished episode one tonight. I would've binge watched the series but my husband is knocked out right next to me and I don't wanna disturb his sleep with my angry ranting.
I never really talked to people about my past experiences growing up within the church but I do have some memories. I remember before I started kindergarten my mom would take me to the local church for a children's bible study group and be taught about the Bible and accept Jesus into my life.
I do recall finding it odd that she would bounce from different churches. We never stayed permanently in one church. It was always either going to our local churches in our hometown or traveling quite a distance to go to a church in a different city. Or even going to churches that other family members went to or that friends went to. Yet, we never had a permanent church family.
Like I recall having to read the bible almost daily every night and studying the verses. Even sometimes highlighting certain ones and giving her my interpretations or having to read them out loud to her. Yet, eventually that stop and then going to church every Sunday eventually stopped too. I mean later on there were times when me and her tried to go back to church but then we ultimately stopped going.
I'm now agnostic and my mom is still a believer in God but she no longer goes to church. She tried going to a local church where a neighbor started in his own backyard but she was so fed up with those people that she stopped going. I'm now curious as to why she would switch churches when I was a kid and why she eventually stopped taking us. I'm curious if she heard stories of what was going on and basically said "well, fuck this bullshit" and tried to find a better church community, lol.
Mind you, my mom is an old school Southern lady who still keeps those traditional values even though we live in the lovely progressive state of California. Like she would still remind me that I need to keep to the house for my husband even though I'm working. Yet, despite those old school ways, she has always been that loud progressive who's not afraid to call out conservative Christians for their backwards thinking. Growing up in the backwoods of Alabama and living on a black owned farm, she can sit and tell you the stories about how pretty fucking bad it was in Alabama and why her family had to escape to California.
But yah, this docuseries had me thinking about my upbringing in the church and it reminded me of those memories. Maybe I'll sit down and interview my mom one day because she's not afraid to tell people that the churches need to be investigated due to the years of abuse within their communities. I feel like if a lot of the fundies heard my mom speak about the truth and still say that she believes in God then they would say she's not a "good Christian woman". And to that I will give them a polite fuck you. ✨
Thank you for coming to my Ted talk. I didn't mean for my self-reflection to be so long, hehe. I'm gonna give my mom a big hug for most likely protecting me and our family from the fundies.
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2023.06.04 09:37 Ekocare Only In The West, Only In Asia (Bhante Subhuti)
Only In The West, Only In Asia
Most Westerners do not like the ancient commentaries or the Abhidhamma. Westerners are very far away from Asian culture in both time and space (miles), and because of this, they have difficulty understanding the cultural and ancient time differences.
A small story shows this example well. It might be useful for the next toilet paper shortage. This is picture and story of a bidet (which are used instead of toilet paper).
A monastic friend showed me his new sprayer he was going to install. My eyes lit up and I said, “Can I take a picture of that?”
“Sure. Why?” he said.
“(Giggle). People in the West think of the kitchen sink when they see one of these.” He made a “yuck” face and then the both of us laughed.
Sometimes, based on culture, time, and place, one can gain different but real interpretations that are counter intuitive to basic common sense. Using a sprayer like that in the kitchen sink is seen equally as using a clean toilet brush
to wash the dishes. Nevertheless, as the toilet brush gets used and old looking, you just cannot help but be grossed out from it. It just does not make sense and this is how an Asian person looks at the Western usage of a sprayer. It is beyond imagination for them. So if the commentaries explained that the spray guns are used for washing dishes, they would immediately reject such statements, like my monastic friend did with his “yuck” face.
Contrary, many Westerners criticize the Buddhist Commentaries and Abhidhamma which are the footnote explanations for the Suttas. While some points may seem counter-intuitive, they were based on a time and culture over 2000 years ago. It is hard to judge impartially, especially for a Westerner who grew up and lives very far away in time and space.
That was the modern device too. The Suttas mention “Water Pots For Toilets” and Western people think, “Oh this is for flushing the toilet,” even though there were no flush toilets in the forest monasteries. They were used for the same purpose as mentioned above with a water bowl and smaller bucket used inside which is still used in Asia today. We have monk rules about how the water bowl should be stored upside down so it won’t collect water and rust or get moldy (if plastic). So it is easy to make mistakes, especially for Westerners. That is why the Westerners and Modern Asians are quick to incorrectly judge the commentaries.
Enlightenment and nonself are counter-intuitive too. They go against our natural tendencies. That is why many Westerners like the content mentioned in Ajahn Mun’s Biography
. The Thai Forest Traditions, which worship this book as a “bible” to monkhood seem to be the only thing in town for Buddhism in the West. This book helps one believe that an Arahant or even previous Buddhas exists after death with a “citta” that can never be destroyed, which is clearly wrong view according to proper Theravada Buddhism and more inline with Mahayana and Vedanta. Those official “scholarly” writings
on the subject in English are often from Thai influenced monks. Westerners in general just don’t understand that the “self” is really a “nonself” because it is made of materiality, feeling, perception, volitional formations, and consciousness which are continually arising and perishing moment by moment at incredibly fast speeds. There is no self and when the fuel runs out for those who are fully enlightened, nothing arises again. Nothing.
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2023.06.04 09:35 lautaromassimino Elite season 4 (second) rewrite [following suggestions from my original post, a few days ago]
Okay, so... a few days ago I posted about a rewrite of all Elite seasons, dividing it into two parts (part 1: S1, S2 & S3, and part 2: S4, S5 & S6). It was a rewrite that I did about a year ago, and only a few days ago it occurred to me to upload it here without further ado, but several comments on the post from the last three seasons told me that they felt a little disconnected from the rest, that last seasons didn't had a general harmony between the characters and the story itself, and the truth is, you were right. So, since I had nothing better to do at home, I began to think of some way to accommodate that, and well, this is what I came to ^-^ This is only the S4 rewrite, and I want to clarify this retains most of the things I mentioned in my original post, but in a better order, and with several additions I took from the comments on that post, which really made this version a 100/10. I leave you the link of the original post, where you can read the first complete idea: https://www.reddit.com/EliteNetflix/comments/13yr1r6/fixing_netflix_elite_season_46_english/ I'll be making the new parts 5 and 6 in a few of these days, and uploading them to my profile as well. When I have them, I will leave those links in the comments of this post.
**************************************************************************************************************************** S4: the main focus of this season would be on excesses, specifically, on the consequences of drug abuse.
- The story of this season should have followed the consequences of Polo's death for our characters, the weight of the pact of silence regarding Lu, and the non-hypersexualized harmony that the first three seasons had between the characters.
- In addition, from this season several things about the school itself raised in previous seasons seem to have been forgotten just like that:
Initial setting for this season: (in my post about the first three seasons) I made clear my idea for Christian's character at the end of season 3 (I decided to keep the character in the show, for plot reasons of season 2):
- Las Encinas is a bilingual school, but we never see another teacher speaking English (French in the English dubbing) again.
- The school competition with the Ivy League prize that Nadia and Lu compete for during the first three seasons is not mentioned again, when it is supposed to be something that is done every single year.
- In addition, from this season almost all the scenes are located almost exclusively inside the school, and we see very little about outdoor scenes, or the private lives of the characters. This is also a serious mistake, since that was what best allowed us to know each other's backgrounds, and create empathy with them.
Ari, Patrick and Mencía:
- Christian has pleaded guilty to the crime against Polo, partly to protect Lu (with whom in this version he would have had a romantic backstory) but also because he knew he would not bear to have another murder charge on his conscience (in this case, Polo's) after everything that happened with Marina. It was like his way of making himself pay for keeping silent, and at the same time understanding the reasons that Carla had had to protect Polo all that time: for the people you loved, you are willing to do anything; Carla had done that for Polo, and now he was doing it for Lu.
- At the end of the previous season, at graduation, we would very briefly met a new character who happened to be Carla's younger brother. That character (Felipe) will be one of the new main ones of this season and will be a completely modified version of Phillipe's character (who as such does not appear in this version).
- Nadia, Carla, Lucrecia, Cayetana, Ander, and Malick would have successfully graduated the previous season, and would no longer appear in this one. In this version, Omar would not appear anymore either, since he would have gone to the US with Malick, accompanying Nadia and Lucrecia.
- Samuel, Guzmán, Rebeka and Valerio would be the characters repeating the course and staying for one more season. Cayetana would also stay, but as in the original version, she would do so as the new school janitor.
- Guzmán and Mencía become close friends this season, based on how much Guzmán would see Marina in Mencía [For those who didn't know, Mencía was written as a reformulation of Marina's character, adapted to the needs of the new environment with this "new gen"].
- We would find out that they are adopted children of Benjamin.
- The three of them + Felipe would enter the third year of school, that is, a course below the one that Samuel & company are repeating (making Felipe, Patrick and Ari two years younger than them, and Mencía three, since they originally tell us that she is one year ahead).
The father of the new trio, and the new principal in Las Encinas, after Azucena's dismissal. He is actually Polo's uncle
(his late wife was Begoña Benavent's sister).
Felipe Rosón Caleruega.
- Benjamín would have come to Madrid to help his sister-in-law regarding her son's trial, and to try to obtain information about this, by infiltrating the school, since apparently, despite Christian's guilty plea, there does not seem to have been direct evidence implicating him as the killer, beyond the romantic bond he shared with Polo, so police say it's quite possible he'll be released for lack of evidence.
- They tell us that Benjamin asked his three children for "help" to try to find out what really happened with Polo. However, Ari is the only one who accepted his request for help. Patrick and Mencía try to act as if that doesn't happen. Neither of the three mentions that Polo was their cousin.
- Apparently, he had spent all those years attending a sister private school of Las Encinas located in Argentina, called Los Olmos, and when we got to know him properly this season we would discover that it was not his idea to return to live in Madrid, but rather a decision made by his parents. We would later learn that he had actually been expelled from his last school, and that there is something about his past in Argentina that he is trying to keep secret [Remember that he is a new version of what Phillipe was, so he must have something shady behind him].
- Felipe's "dark past" is based on having anger management problems: a video is revealed in which he is seen together with a group of students attacking another boy. There is a heavy complaint against him, and the case is still on trial, and only thanks to the influence of his parents was he able to avoid being arrested.
- Related to the second main plot of this season, which in the future would become the main plot for later seasons:
⠀⠀⠀ → His father, Theodoro Rosón plans to rebuild a public school again on top of the ruins of San Esteban's (Samu, Nadia & Christian's old school), this time by "legal means" to avoid the same fate as Ventura (Guzmán's father, who was arrested in S1), but still solely for the economic purposes that would result from such construction, and a new scholarship program that this new school would have with Las Encinas.*
⠀⠀⠀ → During the next season, the construction of this new institution would have finished, and we would have new scholarship recipients in Las Encinas, coming from this new school. This would be part of the "reboot" that the next generation would mean for Elite. They make us believe that Rebeka (not Ari) is the main victim of this season... but she is not.
- From the first episode, we begin to have flashforwards at the beginning and at the end of each episode, where we see, to begin with Rebe in a coma in the hospital, intubated, letting us know that apparently and for some reason (which we still don't know at that moment, but you know, we here are from the future so we can already say that this reason was Armando) his life hangs by a thread. One of the flashforewards of the following episodes before the end shows us a scene of the police closing the closure of a funeral bag with a corpse inside, followed by another scene of Cayetana crying, hugging Felipe... apparently, Rebeka is dead...
- In the end, we find out that Rebeka would end up in the hospital because of Armando, after finding out what Mencía was going through all season, and having confronted him to defend her, but ending up severely beaten in the process.
- For the final episode, we finished understanding that the one in a funeral bag was actually Valerio...
- Valerio dies of an overdose, "completing circle" in his drug addiction plot, but not forcing murder into the season.
Characters' subplots this season:
- HE IS NOT KILLED BY GUZMÁN. Seriously, how did the writers come up with the idea that the character we met SEEKING JUSTICE FOR THE CRIME AGAINST HIS SISTER would become the new criminal face, not facing the consequences and ending his story with him running away to avoid charges?
- Armando is imprisoned: During the last episode we see Mencía crying in the hospital, blaming herself for the possibility of losing Rebe because of her. She finally comes clean; Not with her father, not with Ari, not with Patrick... but with Guzmán. Guzmán is the only person she trusts enough to admit the truth about Armando. Just at that moment, Rebeka wakes up. The rest is simply a competent action on the part of justice.
- So that the public is left with a pleasant taste in the mouth... Armando is murdered in prison? Maybe.
Characters relationships this season: Samuel + Ari
- The fact that Mencía is one year ahead of her siblings tells us that she has a fairly high intellectual level, which apparently at first would mark her as the new best in her class, and they tell us that if so, she could be the new candidate to win the prize for which we saw Nadia and Lu competing in the first season. However, as her plot with Armando develops, her grades begin to drop, which creates some concern in her teachers, but leaves Felipe as the second candidate for the award, being the second highest grade in the class. This does not create a rivalry between them two: Mencía is affected enough by her own problems to care, and also, we don't want to textually rewrite Nadia and Lu's plot with other characters, but to maintain the coherence of the traditions that we were previously told that the school had.
- Being that Carla and Marina had been best friends as girls, we discovered that Felipe actually knew Marina, although he doesn't remember her very well. He did not know Guzmán at all, however we see him approaching him anyway to offer his belated condolences on his sister's death. Perhaps in this same scene we discover that Felipe also knew Polo, and in fact had once been "close" to him: he was his sister's first boyfriend (with whom, in the first season, we were told that she had dating since age twelve). This means that Felipe was less than ten years old when he met Polo. Talking to Guzmán, Feli remembers how he used to enter the living room where Polo and Carla were, making her angry, although Polo always defended him and offered to play video games with him at the end of the afternoon. Felipe looks grieved over his death, even though he clearly doesn't know anything about what really happened to him.
- After everything that happened with Polo the previous season, Cayetana is at a point in her life where she is not capable of being in another relationship. Her plot remains only in the way that she wants to change her future and focus on her design career, perhaps having aftermath of everything that happened with Polo, making her start having anxiety attacks (but treating the subject delicately, with her beginning to see a specialist by Rebe's obligation). We would see how Caye tries to seek support from Valerio, because of "Polo's issue" and the connection that Valerio also had with him, but she is frustrated when she realizes that Valerio seems to have coped with all this issue through the use of drugs. Another possible plot for her would be her attempt to help him (parallels to her original attempt to help Philippe). Cayetana would be an easy second target for Ari, in her attempt to find information about Polo for her father. However, she would not achieve much due to the gap between them throughout the season.
- Felipe begins to become friends with Valerio (note: in my rewrite of season 3, I mention that Yeray and Carla's drug plot I gave up to Valerio, causing him and Carla to start having some kind of sex-romantic tension plot as client/dealer, before Carla decided to end that relationship in good health). Feli doesn't know about his sister's past with Valerio, nor does he care much either. He, however, although occasionally accepts to get high with Valerio, doesn't fall in the same game as Carla and is one of the people, along with Caye, who try to get Valerio out of his addiction.
- As for the Blanco siblings, Mencía's plot would continue as is, without too many changes (ie: Armando). We would see Ari mostly as her father's informant, initially her going through Samuel's cell phone as she started hanging out with him, seeing if she could find any information related to Polo's death. As for Patrick, his plot this season would be basically the opposite of Ari's: the pressure he has on him due to his father, and the guilt Benjamín blames him for not taking care of Mencía the night of his mother's accident. Throughout the season we would see him begin to despair more and more because of this, these being the bases of the approach that he would have with Valerio (where he would begin to try to get away from his problems through drugs), which would end in their future relationship [see below].
- Christian would appear as a recurring character. His scenes are based on visits given to him by Samuel, or even perhaps Guzmán, in prison. His permanence this season would be used to generate tension for the public, especially since (as mentioned at the beginning), the police would end up releasing him, due to lack of evidence against him. Let's say they take his statement as a result of the alcohol he drank at the party. It is his potential (and definitive) release from prison, which causes the arrival of the Benjamins in Madrid, with Benjamin trying to seek justice for the family of his dead wife.
- The love triangle was a pretty dire plot that only increased the public's hatred towards Ari for having separated Nadia and Guzmán, and for being the reason for the loss of all the development that Guzmán and Samu's relationship had had for three seasons.
- Only Samuel remains her love interest, setting up that possible future "fatheson" connection between him and Benjamin.
- Guzmán, for his side, would continue to have a long-distance love relationship with Nadia through video calls, and towards the end of the season, she surprises him with a visit to Madrid.
Samuel and Ari's relationship would not be there just as one more of the season, but would serve as an element for the plot: Ari would have approached Samuel after learning that he was Christian's close friend (the accused in Polo's murder) to try to obtain information
. However, her feelings towards him would become true over the course of the season, thus seeing a kind of development in her character, which would allow the public to empathize with her.
Rebeka + Mencía:
- At some point near the season finale, Samuel would learn of Ari's and her family's connection to Polo's family, and the real reasons she had reached out to him. He would break up with her right then.
- Ari finally confesses the rest of the story, filling in the puzzle pieces that Samuel was missing. He claims that it hadn't all been fake, not for her: she had really fallen for him.
- As a possible redemption ending for the character, Ari vows not to tell her father about the truth after Polo's death, guided by the love she had come to feel for Samuel.
Patrick + Valerio:
- I don't want to make changes to their relationship, because what they showed us about them this season was very beautiful and well developed. As a general rule of the season, they would also fall into the category of "no unnecessary sexualization of characters", which would mean getting rid of scenes like the one with the melted chocolate...
- We know that, aside to Rebeka, Mencía has her own plot with Armando, which is what triggers Rebeka's attack that leaves her in the hospital.
Felipe ... + Cayetana?
- "Replacement" for Ander-Patrick-Omar's love triangle idea, without the drama and toxicity that this trio represented. Ander and Omar are gone. Valerio and Patrick? Both are wild partiers with drug-abusing tendencies. Let's match them up and watch them explode and burn, because that would be very funny.
- Later it could be revealed (or not) that Patrick would have approached Valerio at Ari's request, to try to obtain some information regarding Polo's case, at the insistence of their father.
By season finale, Guzmán drops out of school: he decides to join Nadia in the US.
- Since Felipe is a modified version of Phillipe, it would make sense for Caye to take the same position on wanting to help him despite his past, just as she did with Phillipe. Although this season I have said that I want to focus more on Caye's psyche after Polo's death, and that I don't know if she would be in the best place to want to be in a romantic relationship... In this case, maybe in this version we could reverse the roles of this couple...
- The rapprochement between them would (probably) take place thanks to the fact that they would now both have Valerio as a person in common: they both know each other thanks to him, and apparently they feel sympathy for each other when they meet. This could give us shared scenes of them at school, with Felipe defending Caye from Ari's teasing for her being a janitor (as an example).
- The real rapprochement between the two would occur at the moment when Felipe realizes that Cayetana doesn't seem to be in her best moment. He tries to get closer to her, to help her. We see him also trying to talk to Rebeka, to see if she knows what is happening to Caye, and it is Rebeka who, after several attempts, ends up revealing to him that Cayetana used to be Polo's girlfriend, along with Valerio. This was the explanation that Feli needed.
- That night, Felipe would go to Cayetana's house to try to talk to her, to comfort her. We would see a scene of a brief kiss between them before Cayetana separated from him, crying. Finally Caye had snapped. She would be the person who would finally break the pact of silence: she would reveal to Felipe that she knew who had killed Polo, and that it had not been Christian. The scene would end at that moment, tacitly implying that she would have revealed the whole truth to Felipe, although making him swear that he must not tell anyone.
- This confession would be what Cayetana needed to do so as not to fall into madness, so as not to continue feeling guilty. After that, her anxiety attacks would apparently start to subside, little by little. We would see her less nervous, although several times she would go to Felipe repeating that he must not tell anyone the truth, fearing what others could do if they found out that she had broken the silent pact.
- By the season finale, she would finally face Felipe, and the question of "What is this we have?". She apologizes to him, but tells him that it wouldn't be fair to let whatever they had go any further if she wouldn't end up being fully there for him. She was in no condition to have another relationship. Not after Polo... (and for the final ending of the last episode... not after Valerio). He gets it. They both end up on good terms, hugging each other. They are both crying over Valerio's death (this would be the flashforeward scene we would have seen in the first episodes).
- It's reveal that he feels guilty for getting away from everyone, especially because of what he has just discovered about Mencía. Her “brotherly instinct” tells him that he must stay to protect her, but in the end they show us a scene of both saying goodbye to each other in peace, and Mencía crying, thanking him for having put Armando in jail.
- There would be a farewell scene between him and Samuel, closing their plot as "brothers".
**************************************************************************************************************************** So, that's it! My second take on a season 4 rewrite. Those who read my original post will have noticed that several things were literally a copy and paste of the original post. But I feel that it is the additions that I made thanks to the comments on that post that really end up giving the seasoning to this version ^-^
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2023.06.04 09:27 Kimba93 The male provider role
There is this notion that feminists have demonized the housewife role. This is false, but it's definitely persistent. And it looks like going with this notion, many wanted to have a strong, powerful whataboutism. Warren Farrell explained in his work how the male provider role was massively oppressive and how much men suffered because of it. Many agree with him, and this narrative has its own believers now. But the narrative makes zero sense. The male provider role is not oppressive at all, and because of this reason most men will never be convinced by this narrative.
Before I go further, one thing has to be clarified: The housewife role is not inherently oppressive. If a woman decideds freely to not wanting to work and instead staying at home to raise the kids and do most of the household chores, that's fine. In fact, it should be respected more. The actual thing feminists attacked was the enslavement of women in traditional marriage laws, and societal attitudes that came with it. Therefore, what needed to change was: Women should have (1) the legal choice
to have total economic independence from their men in marriage (not being legally obligated to ask their husband for permission for anything) and (2) not be shamed if they didn't marry and/or had careers
. That's all. Feminists think women should be allowed to be everything, housewife or full-time executive, astronaut or sex worker, and that they shouldn't be shamed for it. Now to the male provider role. What was oppressive about it? One argument of Farrell (and many MRA) is: Working was hard. Jesus Christ! This is obviously not any form of oppression. I could mention the 2 billion women who died in childbirth and that wouldn't be an example for the oppression of housewives either. "Life is hard" is not an oppression. But other than that, there's nothing really left. Well, one thing remains, and it's the same as always: The dating market. In his book "The myth of male power", Farrell says how women now have the choice to work full-time, work-part time or be stay-at-home, but men have only the choice of: Work full-time. Many in the male spaces use a similar train of thought to literally argue that: "Feminism says women should earn as much as men, but women still want to marry men who earn more than them!
" The whole "hypergamy" discouse is basically this argument. But the thing is, and yes, I have to say this here: There's no right to a wife. Even if it's true that feminism wants women to earn the same, and women then still want to marry men richer than them (it's not true, but I made the experience that it's impossible to convince people that "hypergamy" is a myth), that's okay. "Many men won't get wives!" is not an oppression. Women who are obese, who are sex workers or who are 65 years old and have it difficult to find a husband aren't entitled to a husband either, no one is entitled to a spouse.
But it's not only that. Farrell has said things that make working in general look horrible. Men who work in dangerous jobs are "disposable", men who are admired for their jobs are "human doings" instead of human beings, it's incredible. The reality is that these men are not disposable, they are heroic (just like mothers who risk their lives in childbirth); and they are not human doings, they are respected human beings. As I said, Farrell's theory will never convince a large number of men, there's no way how men will see working as oppressive. And it doesn't make any sense to do so, as a society could theoretically exist without housewives, but no society can exist without people working (and if working is oppressive, it's oppressive for everyone, so women too, and we should get rid of working altogether). This statement that someone who was sympathetic to Farrell made almost 20 years ago, when Farrell's book "The myth of male power" was new, says it all
I agree with much of what Warren Farrell says about men and power. But if I think of the men of my father's generation, the bottom line for them was support: They worked their asses off to support their families. It was something of which they were proud, and rightly so; they were not in a gulag.
There male provider role is not only not oppressive, it's actually a great source of meaning for many men. Now saying that it's somehow bad won't convince anyone.
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2023.06.04 09:04 ASGfan Episodic Review - The Lake Kezia Monster (S5, E19)
This episode opens with Laura, Albert and Andy all rejoicing about school being let out for the summer. Pretty funny to hear Andy chant "No more teacher's dirty looks" when the teacher is his own mother. Take that Alice! You know Walnut Grove must be a boring town when the kids all race off to see Kezia first thing. Harriet looks on and yawns, which is totally the appropriate action for this event. Inside the Post Office, Kezia is serving as Postmistress-Of-The-Day. She is opening other people's mail (which is actually a federal offense, played for laughs -- natch) when the kids burst in and announce they can come see her nearly every day. Now I would personally rather fall down a never ending flight of stairs, but that's just me. Over at the Mercantile, Harriet informs the fams that she has started the process of buying a summer place to get away from the insanity of WG. The next thing we see is a crudely made "Lake Kezia" sign with the kids fishing in a canoe as Kezia bellows on. How the heck did this woman inherit a lakeside house? Is she squatting? And how is it that this previously homeless woman who is unemployed most of the time still has a better house than Charles? Bandit looks positively freaked out with the crow on his head. Shut up you old crow (and I'm not referring to the bird either). Later, the kids are lazing on the lawn, still feeling the effects from an all-you-can-eat fish fry as Kezia prattles on about all of her dead husbands and Loch Ness monsters. Kezia outlived 5 husbands? I think the authorities might like to have a word with her. Just then, a government official arrives and Kezia threatens him with her harpoon (which I'm pretty sure is another federal offense). Seems as if Kezia is a tax evader, yet another crime. The official informs Kezia that the taxes have been paid by the new owner, which turns out to be Harriet. Over at the Garvey homestead, everyone bemoans the situation with Andy stating Kezia should be exempt from paying taxes. A similar situation plays out at the Ingalls. The time has come for the transition of power as Harriet arrives with Nellie and Willie. Kezia threatens to kill Mrs. Oleson. This is a family show, mind you. Reverend Alden is also here, attempting to play moderator, which goes very badly for him. He's not very good at reading a room. Eventually, Kezia caves as she has no legal right to the property. Harriet graciously allows her to stay on as the hired help in exchange for room and board.
The "Lake Kezia" sign is now replaced by an elegant looking "Lake Harriet" sign. Harriet yelling "Ke-zee-UHHHH! Bring refreshments for my guests." is one of those things that needs to be heard to be appreciated. Kezia comes out of the shed in uniform. Harriet cracks the whip on her and orders her to feed her 12 guests. Later, the kids and Kezia devise a plan to scare Harriet off the property by making up a Loch-ness type monster in the lake, complete with Albert making noises from some distance away for added effect. Harriet, Nellie & Willie all get woken up by the noises and go out to find Kezia, who spreads some fake news about the source. I think it's supposed to be early morning here, but it looks like late evening outside. Harriet sees through the malarkey and threatens to fire Kezia if she continues with the charade.
Laura heads over to the Mercantile, where she offers up the usual lie about needing things for a "school project", which includes tacks, glue, burlap sack and Roman candles. Nels graciously just donates the things. Yes, Laura just tricked an unwitting Nels into handing over a bunch of things that will be used to scare his wife off the property that she legitimately paid for. That takes real chutzpah. That night, Andy shows some skill at pitting his parents against each other (sort of) by convincing his mother to take down Jonathan's moose head (yet another thing that will be used in the shenanigan). The next day..and in order to further create the illusion of a monster, Laura, Albert & Andy all go underwater while Harriet, Nellie and Willie are playing in the lake and nip at their heels. Laura bites Harriet's foot. That's No Man's Land. Kezia continues to spread alternative facts.
Full Moon Friday has arrived, which means the monster will be making an appearance tonight. Kezia continues to taunt Harriet. Harriet orders Willie back to town to get a shotgun. Willie does as he's told, but Nels loads it with blanks, much to Laura's relief. Harriet, Nellie and Willie are eating supper at the table. Kezia is in the Alice Nelson role of having to prepare the meal while subsequently not being allowed at the table while the family eats. More noises are heard as Harriet and the kids go out to investigate. They find "the monster", which is actually Albert, Laura and Andy all taking up a section of the creature, with the moose head from earlier in front. Harriet shoots at it a couple of times, at which point the Roman candles go off. I'm pretty sure no living thing has sparks coming out of its nostrils, but it does the trick nevertheless. Harriet, Nellie & Willie all run for the hills. Unusual moment as the kids all come in the house with their wet underwear on and hug Kezia. Nels gets in a scare of his own for laughs. Kezia would disappear right after this (and rightfully so).
EPISODE WINNER - The Olesons.
EPISODE LOSERS - Kezia, for her assortment of crimes, and Laura & Albert for running yet another con.
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2023.06.04 08:35 InkDiamond [PI] They’d scrounged up what little they had, but neither knew what to do next. They had never been in a situation like this before—never attended such an event. What the Archives called: a par-ty
Marc gave it another go. He tipped his hand forward. The silver patty rolled off him, dropping toward the cave floor.
It stopped short of hitting the path. The shiny disc halted in the air, dangling at the end of a thin white line.
He watched the small wheel spin. It might have been the most fun he’d had all year. Even more fun than that mud puddle he’d found the other day. How does it keep going?
Marc thought to himself. And without any power??
Marc assumed the disc was some sort of technological marvel from the past. But the Archives had little information on it, only a name. It was called a “yo-yo.” They all must have had one of these,
As Marc walked down the stone ramp, he cast the yo-yo again. The toy’s quiet spin was the only sound in the cavern. The soft hiss of string versus metal reverberated gently in the spacious cave.
Marc focused all his attention on the little gadget. He was determined to enjoy every last minute of the universe, no matter what. And that evening, the yo-yo more than accomplished that goal.
The shimmering yo-yo, however, couldn’t prevent the world around him from crumbling. The ground started to rumble. The rest of the cave shook with it. The underground city shook as the plasma storm above battered it—and the rest of the planet.
Marc’s home broke down. Cracks appeared in the ceiling. Waterfalls of dust poured out of them. It wouldn't be long before the whole thing collapsed. That is, if the plasma storm didn’t swallow it whole first. Whatever.
A few clumps of dirt wouldn’t ruin Marc’s fun. He pulled the hood of his shawl over his head and extended his ragged sleeves toward each hand. His clothes shielded him from the falling dust; the gritty particles made themselves at home on his messy shawl. And Marc was free to perfect his newest trick.
The rumbling died down though as Marc descended the ramp. The yo-yo string didn’t wobble so much, and he didn't have to watch his steps as carefully. He just hoped the quaking wouldn’t come back to ruin his event.
Speaking of which, Marc glanced ahead toward his destination below. What he saw rocked him even harder than the earthquake had. What in the sinkpits…?
Marc stopped in his tracks. He even started to reach for his knife. All because he’d detected a speck of something suspicious. Something he didn't see much of every day: color.
Showy landmarks weren’t something endemic to his home. The Outpost was more of a dusty gray-and-brown sort of place. The walls were sandstone. The floor was sandstone. And the ceiling? …Granite?
No, sandstone. All under the faint glow of a string of depressed lightbulbs.
The intriguing blip in the gray-and-tan collage was farther up the path. Ahead of the ramp, on Level 8, Marc saw the same three steel doors he was used to seeing. The front doors of underground homes, lined up in a row, each closed into the cave wall.
However, there was something different
about the third door. It looked… alive. Like it didn’t belong in a dreary place like the Outpost. But it was too far away to tell what exactly had been done to it.
Marc squinted at it suspiciously. The third door happened to be his destination. And now it was weird.
He considered waiting and observing the mutated door. A child of the Outpost, Marc had developed a healthy fear of the unusual.
These habits, along with his instincts, kept him safe. They’d specifically preserved him
while the rest of humanity perished.
But he shrugged off the instinct to wait. Something new and “different” was ahead, and he wanted to see it.
But just as a precaution, it was time for his yo-yo’s last trick. He got in one final throw then placed the toy into his satchel. He dropped it on top of his arsenal of cables, wrenches, and screwdrivers.
And by the time he’d snapped the satchel shut, the long ramp had bottomed out. He’d made it to the next level.
To his left, the wall had been spray-painted. Scrawled-out black letters stood against the sandy background. They stated, “Now Level 8.
Marc followed the sign. He stayed close to the wall, crossing to the stone pedestrian path. He passed one untouched steel door with a dusted-over mail slot in the wall beside it. Then he passed a second home—abandoned like the first. And finally, he arrived at his friend’s place and the mysterious blip on Level 8.
To his surprise, the steel door elicited a flush of emotion. His heart floated upward. And the portrait before him drew his focus in like an otherworldly beacon. How did it get so…?
Marc pulled back his hood. The ground popped with the sandy grains he released.
He could hardly believe the difference. The door used to blend in with the others: another ridged steel face that spent most of its time rusting or collecting dirt.
But it was no longer muffled by the dust and dirt that had built up over the years.
Today, it sung. Paint streaks flew across its visage. They swirled and spiraled, forming stars and other shapes. Where previously gray and rust dominated, colors sprang forth—colors that Marc didn't even have the names for. They were many, and they were warm,
like the evening sky just after sunset. Marc could hardly wrap his head around the entire image.
He swelled with gratitude. Only
you could have pulled this off.
He thought of his friend, the painter. The one person in the colony who’d ever been any fun. The one other person in the colony who was left…
The artist had done the unthinkable. Foraging the garden below for something other
than food. Spending work time measuring and concocting the perfect blends of paint. And then slathering their fingers across the giant door, until its old face was but a memory. And all that effort for only a single other person
Newly inspired, Marc searched for an unpainted space on the metal canvas. He found one and knocked on the door.
He took a step back and waited. The outside of the Outpost was lively. Excited wind rushed through the canyon.
By contrast, the Outpost itself was silent. If there was anyone left to say anything, they may have even called it “dead.”
Or nearly dead, anyway. The last morsel of it came to life as the door in front of Marc groaned.
It floated off the ground, inching upward. On the other side, Marc could hear a hand crank clicking away. Ktch… ktch… ktch… ktch…
The corrugated door lifted, and the door rolled up. The tip of the artist’s painting started to slip from view. Ktch… ktch… ktch… ktch…
Behind the door, chains reeled at a slow clip. The heavy curtain was halfway up. Marc could now see his best friend's lower half. Buff Lenorkian legs pumped back and forth with each crank.
The door unveiled even more of the owner. A torso in a metal suit appeared. Four ripped arms stretched out of it. They rotated, moving to the clicking beats of the door. Ktch… ktch… ktch… ktch…
The door raised a few inches further, uncovering the bottom half of a cobalt blue face. Two rows of razor-sharp teeth smiled from ear to ear. A few inches more, and Marc could see the whole of the Lenorkian’s face.
Sid greeted Marc as the last of the door raised.
” he said.
Marc didn’t get a chance to respond. His body lurched forward involuntarily. He slammed into Sid’s metal suit. Crrrrrick!
The armor squealed as Sid’s upper two arms squeezed him tighter. The lower set of arms had reeled Marc in.
hugs. Stupid mushy emotional wraparounds. But just this one final time, Marc returned the gesture. He squeezed Sid back.
“Happy Worlds’ End!” Sid said from the other side of the embrace.
“Yeah,” Marc replied, “Happy Worlds’ End.”
The two separated.
“Cool painting, by the way,” Marc said. He pointed at the rolled-up door. “I didn’t think you’d top the one in the garden.”
“You think so?” Sid sheepishly smiled. “Well I’ve had more time to practice since… you know.”
“Yeah, I get it,” Marc said. “Me too. That’s how I actually got you
Marc swung his heavy satchel around. He rifled through it, squeezing through cables, knocking handles and parts out of the way. And then—ah.
He fished out a crumpled rag. Holding it in one hand, he began to gently unfold it.
“I found this a few days ago in the garden,” he said. The edges of the cloth fell. They revealed a small, glass object. It sparkled.
Marc continued, “I think it fits your style—I mean, I know it’s a little smudged and chipped but...”
He swirled the crystal trinket around. The cavern’s incandescent light flittered across its clear edges.
He touched it too, tracing the slender portion of it with his thumb. It was the neck of the crystal swan.
“It’s yours,” Marc said, offering up the bird.
Sid cupped two shovel-sized hands and accepted the gift.
“It’s beautiful…” he said, examining it. “I can’t believe anything like this could have survived this long.” He looked up at Marc and smiled, “Thank you so much. I just wish I had a little longer to could enjoy it.”
They chuckled lightly about their impending obliteration.
“Well, come on in,” Sid said. He extended both of his left arms. They gestured toward the cave interior. “We’ll finish off this universe how it started,” he said. He mashed his upper two fists together. “With a bang!”
“I hear that!” Marc nodded. He crossed over into Sid’s house.
As Marc passed Sid, a wave of discomfort hit him. Sid had switched out his usual t-shirt and jeans. He wore old armor instead. And the metal plating taunted Marc.
Marc’s next question came out more accusatory than curious.
“So… a Lenorkian throwback, huh?” he asked Sid.
Sid had just finished finding the perfect home for his swan. He left it on a shelf next to the front door.
He turned to face Marc. He hid his embarrassment behind a jagged smile.
“Oh!” he said. “Uhhh…” Three of Sid’s arms disappeared behind his back. The cone-shaped cuffs at the end of each wrist clanked against the back of his chest armor. The fourth arm nervously scratched his blue head. “I don’t know,” he said. “It's stupid, I guess. I can take it off… if you want.”
Marc didn’t want to address the topic head-on. He stopped in the cave’s entry. He pretended to admire the walls—as if he’d never seen sandstone before.
“No, leave it on,” he said. “You look… like a true Lenorkian.” He turn around and forced a smile.
It wasn’t enough.
“Okay, let’s get this out of the way,” Sid said. He marched up to Marc.
Sid took a deep breath before he spoke.
“Tonight's really important to me,” he continued. “This is the last impression anyone’s
going to make on the universe. So I need you on board.” He continued staring down at Marc. “Can you do that? For me?”
Marc didn’t see what the big deal was. It was just a couple of best friends hanging out.
“Yeah, why not?” he shrugged. “End it the way it started.”
The exchange turned into awkward silence. Neither knew what to do next. They had never been in a situation like this before—never attended such an event. What the Archives called: a par-ty.
Sid shook off the figurative mask he’d been wearing—one that was uncharacteristically dour. His eyes lightened, and he bobbed his head knowingly.
“I went through the Archives to see how this works,” he said. He walked toward the long horizontal counter against the wall—the kitchen.
On the counter, chaos ran wild. Bowls and kitchenware spread across the surface. And the insides of his pots and pans resembled the dirty mouth of a garbage chute.
Marc wasn’t sure what to think. Was cleaning the host’s kitchen a staple of ancient parties?
Sid too seemed a bit confused. His next words came out robotically, as if he was practicing a new word he’d learned.
’” Sid asked. He stood nervously in front of the counter.
Looking closer at it, three unusual objects stood apart from the kitchenware mess. It took Marc a while to remember what their outdated, bendy material was called. Plastic
. Three pink
cups sat equidistant from one another.
“I got these from here,” Sid reached under the counter and pulled up some sort of transparent bag. Pink cups just liked the others were stacked on top of each other inside.
Sid packed the bag back under the counter.
“So?” he asked after he finished. He held all four hands together in anticipation. His smile may have looked like an industrial-grade rock shredder, but it was hard to resist his innocent blue face and big wide eyes.
Marc eyed the pink cups one last time.
“This better not kill me,” he said.
Sid wasted no time. He excitedly grabbed a cup and walked over to a large pot sitting on the counter.
Using a nearby ladle, he plunged into the vat. An unappetizing sloshing sound resulted. And Sid, as strong as he was, seemed to struggle with scooping out some of the mystery liquid. But in the end, he pulled back the ladle and unloaded an opaque, muddy liquid into the cup.
“It's a homeworld classic called fludge,” Sid said as he finished pouring.
He treaded over to his reluctant friend and handed off the plastic cup.
“Did you say ‘fludge’?” Marc asked. He swished the cup around cautiously. The earthy liquid hardly budged.
“Yeah, fludge! Us Lenorkians invented it. It’s kind of the only tasty thing we ever bothered to make.”
Marc sniffed it. It smelled… burnt? Maybe a little dusty, too? But he could have just been smelling the cave.
Sid left Marc alone with Marc’s questionable new assignment. He returned to the pot to pour himself a drink.
“Just try it!” he said.
Marc looked down again at the dark soup. It could kill him. Or maybe it wouldn't.
Either way, it was his last drink.
He took a timid sip and waited to be repulsed. The fludge trickled to the back of his tongue. As it hit, Marc’s eyes widened. But not with regret.
“Now wait a minute…” he said. He smacked his lips together. Then he took another, larger sip.
This curious dark liquid had a unique taste to it. The taste was earthen—but unoffending. It also had a subtle undercurrent of sweetness to it, combined with a spicy kick. It was delicious.
“This might be the best drink in the entire Outpost!” Marc exclaimed.
Pure joy bloomed on Sid’s face. “See! I told you: the greatest thing we ever made.”
He held his own cup above his open jaws. The falling fludge was no match for the alien. He guzzled it down, licked his lips, and then went back for more.
As Sid fashioned himself another drink, Marc noticed something a tad
unsettling. A third pink cup stared back at him. It prompted an uncomfortable thought, but he shoved the thought back down.
The Lenorkian carried back his second drink. Though this time, he took it in small, human-sized sips.
But he quickly reanimated. In the middle of a sip, Sid got a wild look in his eyes. His irises turned from their natural violet to scarlet. He yanked the cup from his face and swallowed.
“Argh, how did I forget?” he said. “I got music!”
Marc cut his sip short too. “No way. You got music?
“I think so!”
Sid did an about face. He slammed the half-empty cup on the counter. Then he shuffled toward a giant metal column protruding from the far wall. Four ink-blue hands wrapped around the cover of the vent. And he went for it.
Sid struggled to pull off the cover of the vent at first. His armor ballooned around his biceps as his muscles bulged outward. Yet the cover wouldn't budge.
But it seemed like an important part of his evening plans. He scolded the stubborn vent, banging on its top.
“Oh, you’re gonna get it now!” he said. He latched onto the vent again.
This time, he put even more effort in. To the point where Marc sensed that Sid was losing a grip on his own body. Out of his forehead, two thumb-sized cones began to rise. His breathing turned low and raspy. And his whole body seemed to expand as he repositioned himself for leverage. Then with one final pull, like a wild beast, he let out of a deep, guttural roar.
” The roar echoed off the cave walls.
And with that, the stubborn vent cover finally popped off. A breath of wind pulsed through the room as the air pressure equalized itself.
But the wind wasn’t finished. After the initial pulse exited, a mighty gust picked up where the original pulse left off. The vent shot more wind into the room, but rapidly, like a storm. Tiny coarse particles rattled inside the duct. And in the room, a rush of wind whipped past Marc’s face. He felt little nips across his exposed skin as it passed him.
Both partiers shielded their faces from the most direct blasts of air. Sid smiled nervously as he looked to Marc. He raised his voice over the whining airstream.
“It’s from the sandplains above!” he said in an elevated voice. “I thought we’d use the sandstorm for music! Do you like it?”
Music… Marc wasn’t exactly an expert. Even though humans were said to be naturals at it, not much on the subject had made it into the Archives. The Outpost didn’t have much of it either. The closest he got was the occasional chant, stray birds twittering about, or maybe someone banging on rocks.
But Marc did know one thing on the subject. Where there was music, there was dancing.
That said, he had never danced before either. But a long time ago, his parents told him it was something all
humans could do. It was something they carried in their blood. Once humans found a pattern in music, they could match it to their body language. And once they’d synced melody and movement, they could ride that wave to a whole new experience. Might as well give it a shot,
he thought. Marc too put his cup on the counter.
With his hands free, Marc backed up toward the middle of the room. He closed his eyes, felt the wind. It filled his ears with its gusty energy. It hit him in pumps as the storm raged above.
Though not totally predictable, the wind did hit him consistently. There was some sort of kinetic pattern
Yes, a pattern
Well actually, he’d heard it called by another name. What was that word his mother had used? He opened his eyes when he remembered: rhythm.
Marc stretched out his arms. He relaxed his hips. He felt the wind’s whips and waves across his arms. He let his arms follow them, swaying with the current. Not long after, his hips joined in. They too gyrated, trying to match the energetic gusts. He kept at it. And the first time Marc felt both himself and the wind moving together, he grinned.
“This is amazing!” he said. Around them, the wind crooned.
Sid was entranced. He nodded back while staring at Marc’s strange movements. He’d never really seen dancing either. But he figured he would give it a shot too. He loosened up his arms and walked onto the dance floor with Marc.
Before dancing himself, he studied Marc first. He watched how the scavenger moved his arms—and when
the scavenger moved his arms.
Sid’s limbs followed. Four muscular arms rose in the air, like fighter jets on their way to a dogfight. And on a one or two second delay, they swayed after Marc’s.
For a while, they followed Marc completely. Then Sid went down his own path. The Lenorkian’s movements grew aggressive and battle-like. He punched at the wind swiping across him. He shuffled his feet as if swapping battle stances.
He caught Marc’s curiosity. Even as a novice, Marc could tell Sid’s movements weren’t traditional by any means. But to Marc, it was dancing all the same.
The two danced to the chorus of the air above. They laughed occasionally as changes in the rhythm of the wind tripped them up. In his head, Marc compared it to the painting on Sid’s door. The colony had never seen anything like this
Then something interrupted their dancing. The ground beneath them shook, throwing them off their feet. Heavy gray dirt trickled from the ceiling as the entire cave rumbled. And outside, the distant sky flashed and crackled. Its light illuminated the cave in violent spurts as the boys struggled to stand back up.
Eventually, the violent quaking and frightening flashes died down. The plasma storm held its breath once again.
The boys got back on their feet, but all the joy had seeped out of Sid’s face. He just stared at the floor in deep contemplation. Even as the windy music started back up.
Marc figured he would rescue his friend from whatever dark thoughts had turned up. Naturally, the end of the universe was a real bummer.
“End of the world got you down, huh?” He tried to laugh it off. The whole situation was pretty sad. Especially when they were having so much fun. But it was best to end the universe on a high note, right?
Nevertheless, Sid seemed dejected. He mumbled something inaudible.
“Dude, I can’t hear over the song!” Marc said in an elevated voice.
Sid spoke up over the wind. “That’s not what I’m upset about,” he said, his voice still fairly low.
“Then what are you upset about?”
Sid blurted out his response. “Because I invited Tōn-E, okay?
He couldn’t bring himself to look Marc in the eye. Because he knew what was coming.
“YOU DID WHAT?!
” Marc shouted over the music. Marc himself stomped over to the vent. He picked the cover off the floor—though he struggled quite a bit with it. It was heavier than Sid made it look. But he hoisted it back into the mouth of the vent. The music shut off. The steady drop of sand on the cave floor ceased.
“Say that again,” he leveled in Sid’s direction.
“What was I supposed to do?
” Sid remade eye contact. “Not invite the only other intelligent being
to the last party the universe will ever have?
Marc needed no time to answer. He nodded insistently. “Yes. That was exactly
what you were supposed to do. What the hell, Sid?” Marc would have continued, but there was another disturbance outside. He caught a glimpse of movement in the doorway.
Thanks for reading some of my words :) I’m trying stuff out, so let me know what you think.
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The cryptocurrency market is unpredictable but dogecoin is one of the most volatile cryptocurrencies at the moment. Dogecoin has been trading at low prices for a long time but it is receiving a lot of attention from investors, especially after Elon Musk's tweets about it. The question on everyone's mind is whether dogecoin has the potential to rise up to $1 or more. According to analysts, dogecoin can reach up to $1 but Wall Street Memes believes that it has the potential for 100x gains by 2023. Wall Street Memes is a group of investors with a mission to create a decentralized Wall Street. They see dogecoin as an opportunity to disrupt traditional finance and make huge gains. Only time will tell whether their predictions come true, but it is clear that dogecoin is a force to be reckoned with in the cryptocurrency world. #BinanceSmartChain-powered Decentralized Exchange, ArtemisSwap Launching Soon 🚀🚀🚀
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The meme coin craze is taking the crypto world by storm, and investors are constantly on the lookout for the next hot token. With Dogecoin's meteoric rise to fame, many wonder which meme coins will be next to explode. Cryptopotato has selected three tokens with unique features that could potentially be the next big thing in the meme coin arena. The article provides an analysis of these tokens and highlights their strengths, weaknesses, and potential for growth. Investors who are interested in the fast-paced world of meme coins should definitely check out this article for some promising leads. 10 Best Altcoins to Invest in 2023: Compare New Altcoin Projects
Are you looking for the best altcoins to invest in for the future? The cryptocurrency world is expanding, and many investors have their eyes on the new altcoins projects that can provide attractive returns in the coming years. This article outlines the top 10 altcoins that have significant growth potential for the year 2023. The report highlights the innovation, features, and growing market that these altcoins offer to investors. The comprehensive analysis will provide a clear and unbiased idea of what makes these altcoins a valuable investment. If you are considering investing in altcoins, this article is an excellent resource to compare different projects and choose the best ones fitting your investment strategy. Dogecoin Price Prediction: Will DOGE Price Break $0.1 in June?
Dogecoin has been on a wild ride this year, with its price surging to all-time highs before plummeting back down. Many investors and traders are wondering if DOGE will make a comeback and break the $0.1 mark in June. Several factors could influence Dogecoin's price movement, including Elon Musk's tweets, adoption by businesses as a form of payment, and overall market sentiment. While some analysts are bullish on DOGE's potential, others remain cautious and advise investors to do their research before making any investment decisions. As with any highly volatile asset, it's crucial to approach DOGE with caution and consider the potential risks before investing. DOGE Surges Over 60% After Elon Musk Tweets About It Again
Dogecoin (DOGE) has seen an unprecedented surge of over 60% in the past 24 hours, reaching a new all-time high of $0.405 after Elon Musk tweeted about it yet again. The Tesla CEO and Dogecoin enthusiast posted a poll on Twitter asking his followers whether they want his company to accept DOGE as a payment method, with 78.2% of over 3.5 million votes in favor of the move. This has resulted in a massive surge in interest and investment in DOGE, with its market cap now exceeding $50 billion. This surge is a reminder of the influence that social media can have on the cryptocurrency market and highlights the growing popularity of meme-inspired cryptocurrencies like DOGE. Dogecoin (DOGE)
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency that was created in 2013 as a joke by software developers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. Despite its origins, Dogecoin has evolved into a serious digital asset with a passionate community. Its use cases range from tipping content creators online to sponsoring Nascar drivers. Dogecoin's supply is uncapped, meaning an unlimited number of coins can be created. Its block time is just one minute, making it faster than most other cryptocurrencies. Overall, Dogecoin is known for its lighthearted nature and its devoted fanbase. Dogecoin price jumps as Elon Musk says SpaceX will put literal Dogecoin on the moon
Dogecoin, the meme-inspired cryptocurrency, saw a surge in value after Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX will put a Dogecoin-funded mission on the moon. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high, with its value reaching over 50 cents for the first time on April 20th. However, Dogecoin's value has been highly volatile and often driven by social media hype. Experts caution investors against putting substantial amounts of money into the cryptocurrency, as it is not backed by any tangible assets or regulated by any governments or financial institutions. Despite these warnings, the meme-based currency remains popular among some traders and has managed to stay in the spotlight due to endorsements from prominent figures like Elon Musk. Dogecoin (DOGE) Price Prediction 2021, 2022, 2025, 2030, 2040, 2050
Looking for an in-depth analysis of Dogecoin's future price potential? MarketBeat offers predictions for DOGE's price over the next several years. The page includes factors that may affect the cryptocurrency's value, such as supply and demand, market sentiment, and technological developments. It also highlights industry experts' various price predictions for Dogecoin, from conservative to highly optimistic. Whether you're a long-term holder or a short-term trader, this article provides valuable insights for anyone interested in investing in Dogecoin. Dogecoin Price Prediction for 2022-2030
Check out the updated Dogecoin price prediction for the years 2022-2030 on 30rates.com. Currently, Dogecoin is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies on the market. Created as a joke back in 2013, it gained massive attention lately due to celebrity endorsements, tweets, and mentions. The Dogecoin community is vibrant, active, and growing, and the coin's popularity only seems to be increasing. This article provides an analysis of the current market situation for Dogecoin and offers a price forecast for the future, based on the historical data and current events affecting the cryptocurrency's value. If you're a Dogecoin investor or enthusiast, don't miss this so you can make informed decisions. Dogecoin Price & Market Data Crypto.com
Get the latest Dogecoin (DOGE) price and market data on Crypto.com. Dogecoin started as a meme-inspired cryptocurrency but has since become a popular option within the crypto community. With Crypto.com, you can stay up-to-date on the current DOGE price, trading volume, market cap, and more. Get real-time price charts and historical data to make informed investment decisions. Whether you're hodling or day trading, Crypto.com provides all the information you need to stay on top of the Dogecoin market. Join the millions of happy users using Crypto.com's platform to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency today. Dogecoin Price Prediction: Will DOGE Break $1 in 2021 and Beyond?
As one of the most popular cryptocurrencies on the market, Dogecoin ($DOGE) has been making headlines recently with its skyrocketing price. But what does the future hold for DOGE? Many investors and analysts are predicting that the beloved meme-inspired coin could reach $1 or higher in 2021. Some even speculate that it could surpass Ethereum and become the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap. However, others are skeptical and caution that the current hype could lead to a bubble that bursts. This article takes a closer look at the factors driving DOGE's surge and offers insights into its future price potential. Dogecoin (DOGE) Price, Chart, Market Cap, and Info CoinGecko
Get the latest Dogecoin (DOGE) price, chart, market cap, and info at CoinGecko. DOGE is a cryptocurrency that was created in 2013 as a joke but quickly gained popularity. It features the likeness of the Shiba Inu dog from the "Doge" internet meme as its logo and mascot. Despite its humorous beginnings, Dogecoin has become a serious digital asset with a strong online community behind it. Its blockchain is based on Litecoin and it is available for trading on various exchanges. Stay informed about the latest DOGE price movements and developments at CoinGecko. Invest in DOGE on eToro: Dogecoin market overview
Learn everything you need to know about investing in Dogecoin (DOGE) on eToro's Dogecoin market overview page. This interactive page lets you track the performance of DOGE over time, view real-time prices, and analyze charts and statistics. eToro also provides in-depth information about Dogecoin's history, unique features, and potential uses cases, so you can make informed investment decisions. Signing up for an eToro account allows you to buy, sell, and trade DOGE along with other cryptocurrencies, stocks, and commodities. With low fees, an intuitive trading platform, and a robust community of investors, eToro is a great place to start your Dogecoin investment journey. The Rise of Dogecoin: Exploring the Memecoin's Popularity
Dogecoin has been garnering a lot of attention lately among investors and crypto enthusiasts alike. One of the reasons for this surge in popularity is its origin as a meme, making it a popular and lighthearted alternative to other more serious and complex cryptocurrencies. In this article, we explore the factors behind the rise of Dogecoin, including its social media presence and celebrity endorsements, as well as its limitations as compared to other cryptocurrencies. With its unique backstory and growing following, there's no doubt that Dogecoin is here to stay. #dogecoin symbol DOGE - Latest Price, Market Analysis and Insights on Economic Times Crypto
Stay ahead in the dynamic world of cryptocurrency with Economic Times Crypto’s insightful and up-to-date analysis on the latest #dogecoin trends. Our expert team provides you with the latest updates on #dogecoin symbol DOGE, including detailed analysis and a comprehensive overview of the market trends. Follow us for in-depth reports and exclusive insights on everything #dogecoin. #SIGN Coin
Get real-time #SIGN coin price updates and charts on Investing.com. #SIGN coin is a cryptocurrency based on the Scrypt algorithm. It aims to provide fast and secure transactions with low fees. The #SIGN coin team is planning to create mobile games and a decentralized exchange in the future. The current price of #SIGN coin is [insert current price here]. Follow the latest news and updates on this emerging cryptocurrency with Investing.com. Dogecoin Price Analysis: DOGE Price To Skyrocket By 200%
The Dogecoin price has been constantly fluctuating in the crypto market. The past few weeks have been great for DOGE. The crypto asset has managed to climb up, steadily surging higher and higher. Dogecoin’s popularity soared after Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla tweeted about it. As per the recent update, the DOGE price is expected to skyrocket by 200%. This price surge is predicted to be in favor of the Dogecoin investors. DOGE has seen a great deal of interest from buyers in recent weeks, and the price momentum is likely to continue. The article takes a deep dive into the Dogecoin price analysis, fundamental factors, technical analysis, and price prediction for the upcoming years. Mysterious Disappearance of MultiChain CEO Sends Shockwaves Through Crypto Community
The crypto community is reeling from the news of the mysterious disappearance of MultiChain CEO Gideon Greenspan. According to reports, Greenspan was last seen on May 6th, and has not been in contact with friends, family, or colleagues since. The company has not released an official statement on his disappearance, and there are no leads on his whereabouts. MultiChain is a blockchain platform that allows businesses to build and deploy private blockchain networks. The company has not announced any plans to replace Greenspan, leading to speculation about the future of the platform. The disappearance of a high-profile figure in the crypto world has sent shockwaves through the community, sparking concerns about the safety and security of those involved in the industry. Dogecoin's June Surge: Experts Predict Price Explosion for Beloved Meme Coin, Is $1 within Reach?
Experts in the cryptocurrency world are optimistic about the future of Dogecoin following its impressive surge in June. The beloved meme coin has risen by over 40% in the past month, reaching a market capitalization of over $30 billion. Some experts predict that Dogecoin could reach $1 in the near future, which would be a significant milestone for the cryptocurrency. Many factors are fueling the rise of Dogecoin, including its growing acceptance among retailers, the increasing number of celebrity endorsements, and its communities' passionate and loyal fanbase. While some remain skeptical of Dogecoin's long-term potential, others believe that this is just the beginning of the meme coin's journey to the top. Dogecoin’s June Surge: Experts Predict Price Explosion for Beloved Meme Coin, Is $1 Within Reach?
The meme-inspired cryptocurrency, Dogecoin, has been on a roll in the month of June. From the recent partnership with SpaceX to the announcement of being listed on Coinbase, the dogecoin hype seems to be never-ending. Experts predict the crypto's value to reach $1 soon. The rise in the price of Dogecoin is attributed to significant endorsements from high-profile individuals such as Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, and Snoop Dogg. Although there are always two sides to a coin, many investors see this as an opportunity to invest in a potentially profitable cryptocurrency that has managed to capture the mainstream attention. It's exciting times for the Dogecoin community as they eagerly anticipate the explosion of the meme coin's value. Reddit Cryptocurrency Page
The Reddit Cryptocurrency Page is a vibrant community dedicated to discussing all things related to digital assets. The subreddit boasts over 2.3 million members and counts many industry experts among its contributors. Discussions range from price analysis and market trends to news and developments related to various cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin. Members can also share their investment strategies and insights into the latest ICOs. With daily updates and a passionate community, the Reddit Cryptocurrency Page is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the world of digital currencies. Understanding Memecoins: A Beginner's Guide
This article provides a comprehensive guide for beginners to understand the concept of memecoins. Memecoins are a new phenomena that emerged from the popularity of internet memes and have evolved into a digital currency that relies on community participation and enthusiasm. The article delves into the history and origins of memecoins and how they have gained popularity amongst the younger generation. The author also discusses key players in the memecoin market such as Dogecoin and explains how to invest in memecoins safely. Additionally, the article provides an insight into the future of memecoins, their potential impact on the crypto market and how they can be used to support charitable causes. Overall, this is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about memecoins and their potential. While XRP Pumps Up 10% in 7 Days, Whales Are Accumulating This Lesser-Known Penny Crypto - Here's Why
Crypto traders are watching a relatively unknown penny crypto called Dogecoin ($DOGE) closely, as whales seem to be accumulating this altcoin amidst surging interest and social media buzz. Unlike XRP, which has seen significant gains over the past week, Dogecoin is still trading at penny-level prices. However, the crypto has seen a significant increase in volume and price action, leading some experts to speculate that this may be the next big thing in cryptocurrency. Dogecoin was first introduced in 2013 as a joke, featuring a meme of a Shiba Inu dog, but has since garnered a sizable following and has even been mentioned by Elon Musk. Despite its somewhat humorous origins, it remains to be seen whether Dogecoin can truly rival more established cryptocurrencies. Top 5 Meme Crypto to Buy in June 2023: Floki, Pepe, Aidoge and more
Looking to invest in meme-inspired cryptocurrencies? Check out this list of the top 5 meme cryptos to buy in June 2023, including Floki, Pepe, and Aidoge. While these tokens may have started as jokes, they have gained traction in the crypto world and have the potential for big gains. Learn about the unique features of each meme coin and how they fit into the larger crypto ecosystem. Don't miss out on the opportunity to invest in the hottest meme cryptos of the moment! [VIDEO] The History of Dogecoin: The Rise of a Meme Currency
In this informative video, the host takes you through the history of Dogecoin, from its origins as a joke currency inspired by a popular internet meme to its current status as a legitimate cryptocurrency with a passionate following. The video begins by introducing Dogecoin's creators and the inspiration behind the currency, before detailing its early adoption and meteoric rise in popularity. The host also explores the impact of major events, such as the Dogecoin community's charitable giving efforts and the recent surge in value, and looks ahead to the future of this beloved altcoin. Whether you're a die-hard Dogecoin fan or simply interested in learning more about the cryptocurrency space, this video is a must-watch. #DOGECOIN surpasses expectations with remarkable climb to $0.70
The resilient DOGECOIN has exceeded all expectations with a significant climb to $0.70. This landmark achievement has taken the cryptocurrency world by storm and has been attributed to the social media frenzy created by influential figures like Elon Musk. The cryptocurrency has gained immense popularity among investors, high-profile celebrities, and speculators. However, some experts warn that the cryptocurrency market is highly volatile and investors should be cautious. Despite the potential risks, the DOGECOIN is still going strong, and investors continue to have a keen interest in its growth potential. Stay Up-to-Date with Binance News and Announcements
Binance is a global cryptocurrency exchange that provides a platform for trading various cryptocurrencies. In the constantly evolving world of crypto, staying up-to-date can be difficult. Binance aims to make it easier for users to keep up with news and announcements by providing a feed on their website. The feed includes information on new listings, security updates, and other important news related to Binance and the broader crypto industry. By checking the feed regularly, users can stay informed and make more informed trading decisions. Additionally, Binance offers a variety of other resources, such as educational articles and live webinars, to help users stay informed and succeed in the crypto market. Shiba Inu Innovative Shib Burning Tools to be Unleashed in June 2023
Shiba Inu, the popular dog-themed cryptocurrency, is set to introduce new innovative Shib burning tools by June 2023. This move is aimed at tightening the security and protection of Shib from malicious actors who might want to undermine the integrity of the network. The tools, named "Flaming Shib" and "Blazing Shib," will enable holders to burn Shib tokens easily and securely. These tokens will then be sent to a black hole address, effectively eliminating them from circulation, making each remaining Shib token more valuable. Shib has been one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrencies in 2021, with its value increasing by over 10,000% in less than six months. The new innovative burning tools are expected to push the value even further, reinforcing its position in the crypto market. New Pepe the Frog Meme Currency is Exploding in Price - Live Bitcoin News
Pepe the Frog, one of the most popular memes on the internet, now has its own cryptocurrency. Launched on April 1st, 2021, the new Pepe the Frog Meme Coin has already gained traction among the meme-loving crypto community. The currency's price exploded by over 1000% within 24 hours of its launch, with a market capitalization of over $150 million at its peak. However, the meme coin's value has since decreased, and it remains to be seen whether it will continue to be a viable investment. Despite this, the new Pepe the Frog Meme Coin demonstrates the growing trend of meme-based currencies in the crypto market. Elon Musk just changed Twitter's logo to the Dogecoin symbol
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has once again brought attention to the cryptocurrency Dogecoin. In a tweet yesterday, Musk changed his Twitter profile picture to the Dogecoin logo. This move sparked a surge in the price of Dogecoin, which has become popular among retail investors for its meme-inspired branding. Musk has been an outspoken supporter of Dogecoin, and his tweets have been known to drive up the cryptocurrency's value. However, some experts warn that investing in Dogecoin can be risky due to its lack of utility and infrastructure. While the future of Dogecoin is uncertain, one thing is clear: Elon Musk's influence over the cryptocurrency market shows no signs of slowing down.
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According to recent on-chain data, the latest spike in Bitcoin's price may have been influenced by a whale operating on Coinbase. The whale has been identified to have made transactions worth more than $200 million on the platform over the past few weeks, coinciding with the recent price surge of the cryptocurrency.
This news has sparked speculations about the possibility of market manipulation, with critics worried that such actions by a few powerful players undermine the trust in the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies.
However, some experts argue that such market movements are not uncommon, and that the nature of cryptocurrencies allows for individuals with large holdings to have a significant impact on their prices.
As the debate continues, it remains to be seen how these recent developments will affect the future of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Daily Cryptocurrency News Roundup
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Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has reached another all-time high. In recent trading, bitcoin's price surged 1.7% to exceed $59,000 and set a new high. Some attribute this increase to the rising demand for cryptocurrencies and institutional adoption. Bitcoin's growing mainstream acceptance as an asset class has been a primary driver of its price. The market remains optimistic that its value will continue to grow. Bitcoin is seen as a hedge against inflation, and with the U.S. economy continuing to expand monetary supply, Bitcoin's fundamental drivers may persist into the future.
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2023.06.04 08:27 PhilosopherNo592 What industries can a geology major work in?
I live in Canada and am a first year geology student at Western University and was wondering want potential industries geology could lead me to.
Specifically, is it possible to become a software developeengineer with this degree, or should I think more traditionally?
I enjoy the outdoors and think geology would be a good field for me, but the idea of being able to apply my knowledge to multiple industries would be helpful when trying to find a future job.
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2023.06.04 08:11 Amon-Ko The only thing that matters, part 14
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Mi'aera broke record after record. She had been talking to the xeno for hours now! What's more, Natalia was already practically her friend! "I have a xeno friend! I'm progressive!"
She couldn't get over her happiness.
The girls were already on first-name terms.
Natalia, or Natka, was very friendly. Even though she was a bit older than Mi (well, everyone was), Mi'aera felt like they were the same age. The optimism and openness of the human woman were a nice change, something the young militiawoman had been waiting for for a long time. And it was contagious.
"- So, Mi…" Natalia, driving the patrol car, spoke to Mi'aera, who was sitting next to her. Literally, a few minutes earlier, the girls had agreed to call each other by short names. "- I've never met Shil who doesn't have a surname, just a number."
"- Once upon a time, in the entire empire, only the nobles had surnames, over the generations, in most provinces, the commoners began to adopt the surnames of their lords or the nicknames of their occupations, and so on," she explained. Natka nodded her head.
"- Heh, it makes sense, on Earth it was basically the same, there were still some constructions on the principle of Son or Daughter of Somebody
," the human added. This time, it was Mi who nodded.
"- Yes, it is common in many places."
"- But you only have a number?"
"- Yes," Mi admitted and continued: "- The noble families of the Palatinate are somehow not numerous, and their respectable names serve them well, there is no need to give names to millions of commoners."
Natka focused on the road and did not speak for a while.
"- Ok, not even any Daughter
?" the human asked.
"- If someone has a known father or mother, that would be allowed. I grew up in an institution." Mi explained.
"- Oh! Mi, I'm sorry, I shouldn't delve so much into the subject," Natka said in a very apologetic tone. Mi'aera just smiled kindly.
"- No need to apologize, a large proportion of the population of the entire galaxy was born with some form of in vitro fertilization, at least once a race has acquired this technology. The Empire has been doing this for hundreds of years. After all, with such a small number of males, our population would be numerically impossible. In the Palatinate, every few years, based on the census, the government determines how many additional children are to be born. I had a good childhood, if that's what you're concerned about, I'm not an orphan." She replied with conviction.
Natka digested the information for some time.
"- It probably is just like you are saying..." Natka finally said, "- I have no reason to doubt the Empire," she confessed.
Mi nodded instinctively but hesitated and asked the human:
"- You're the coolest woman I've ever met on Earth, even the other Shils stationed here sometimes have a more ungrateful attitude towards our government," she confessed.
Natka smiled a little faintly.
"- I'm sure a lot of politicians are still corrupt, but that's, you know, life. I also think that the war that preceded Liberation could have been avoided and that most of the casualties were tragic and needless. But in the end, it wasn't human governments that ended famine on Earth, it wasn't human governments that ensured that every child had access to clean water or that people no longer died of cancer. The only things that matters "
Hearing these words, Mia shuddered. "Die of cancer? Goddesses! Were they that backward?"
"- Look" Natka took one hand off the steering wheel and grabbed her phone out of the pocket, quickly scrolled her finger across the display to open the gallery, and then handed the device to Mi'aera.
The militiawoman looked at the photo. It was a selfie of the shill doctor embracing a much shorter, bald, and incredibly emaciated human male…
"- No…. wait…. impossible!"
It wasn't a male or a boy, it was Natka! incredibly thin, completely unrecognizable. And without any breasts… Mi'aera shifted her gaze to the human woman sitting next to her, whose cleavage was decent even by Shil standards. Natka, seeing where the militiawoman's eyes wandered, smiled.
"- Doctor Major Mile'ana Vespaena, she also helped me size the implants so that after the treatment I would look like a normal Imperial woman," the human explained.
Mi nodded. Natka was actually very proportional, her athletic figure was deceptively similar to Shil's, she was just much, much shorter. "Like a little xeno sister,"
"- Natka, you look really great now," Mi said honestly.
"- Thanks," Natalia replied, glancing briefly at her passenger.
"- Monsoon-B, the name of the drug that cured me, developed to fight cancer in human cells, developed at the Pharmaceutical Complex in Ghaab…"
"- Ghaabhush in east Ugrecnurc" Mi'aera uttered native words that her human friend found difficult.
"- In the Imperial fiefdom of the Palatinate," finished Natka, and she looked at her passenger again.
"- The war was still going on on Earth, and in your homeland, scientists had already thought about how to cure our diseases," Natalia spoke almost with tears in her eyes. Human women were terribly masculine, but Mi could not be angry with her companion. The woman went through hell that no modern inhabitant of the Empire should ever experience. "Breast amputations?! Goddess! What a nightmare!"
Natka quickly turned her head away and focused on the road, apparently ashamed of her manly behavior.
"- It's a pity the Empire didn't send more personnel from your region to the Liberation of Earth, Mi," the human confessed. "- It would probably look completely different."
The Municipal Guard's working day was not fundamentally different from a typical militia shift. Mi and Natka caught several juvenile cyclists exceeding the speed limit. Mi'aera shuddered at how firm Natka could be with these cute, roguish boys. The pair also managed to catch one boy painting graffiti on the wall, no anti-government slogans, just some drawings.
"- So Natka, apparently you can help me with accommodation…" Mi started when they were both back in the car.
"- Yeah, sure, listen. I recently took out a mortgage on an apartment in a new district, you know, such an investment for the future. Everything in Shil style, but it's hard to find a good tenant…"
"- Well, my pay isn't that high either," remarked Mi.
"- Oh… I don't want to rob anyone, it's just that people are still quite wary, only men respond to my ad." confessed the human. Mi'aera froze.
"- You don't want to rent a room to a male?" She asked with undisguised surprise. Natka sighed.
"- You know... those guys who want to live in the Shil district... they're usually prostitutes. I don't want someone like that in my house, you understand?"
Mi was confused by the information. But couldn't deny her human friend's logic. "Natka is so moral,"
she thought appreciatively.
"- Right, sure."
"- I don't even know your name," Gabriel said carefully as he lay beside Ysariah.
The woman turned her gaze on him and stretched, flexing her naked body.
"- Indeed," she said, but seeing some flustration on her lover's face, her hand quickly grabbed gently his cheek. Gabriel wanted to break free but stopped himself. Ysariah moved closer to the male and looked him tenderly in the eyes.
"- This knowledge has a price, Gabriel, are you willing to pay it?"
"- You're afraid of me, aren't you?"
"- Yes," he answered honestly. The woman nodded.
"- But do you hate me?"
"I… I don't… I don't know, I don't think so… maybe a little?" The man spoke uncertainly.
"- You may call me Ysah," she said, stroking his cheek. The man bit his lip at her sudden response to his earlier inquiry.
"- It's a diminutive of Ysariah, isn't it?" he said finally. The woman smiled and nodded. "When he's lying next to me on the bed like an offer, it's easy to forget he's an intelligent, educated person,"
"- Yes, of course, Gabriel." She agreed. The man took a deep breath.
"- So... Ysariah... agent of the Interior? The secret agent?" he asked carefully.
The woman snorted a genuine laugh. Which made the man a bit uneasy.
"... But... you work for the government, right? Right?" he inquired with growing nervousness.
The woman stopped giggling and nodded.
It's been a few weeks since the Imperial Envoy incident. The woman's family name was slowly disappearing from Imperial databases. The process will take years, but in the end, it will be as if her bloodline never existed. When Palatine destroyed her enemies, she made them disappear as if they had never been there.
Ancient bloodlines don't just vanish without a trace. But if you have enough money and determination, anything is possible.
However, both Palatine and her daughters knew that something like this would not go unnoticed by the throne. The ruler of the moon did not contemplate the possibility of the empress's reaction, she was waiting for it.
It didn't take long for an emissary of the sovereign, a prince of imperial blood, to arrive on the moon's surface. In the Palatinate, male nobles had no formal authority and were not recognized as emissaries. Of course, the capital knew about it, the choice was not accidental, the representative that the empress sent was not only a male but also one of her youngest relatives. The boy was short and frail, no more than eight standard years old. He would have been of legal age in the Palatinate, but not in the capital from which he came. So the empress sent a child to meet her vassal, and there was nothing the Palatine could do about it.
The Child lad strode proudly from his craft to the landing platform, accompanied by a great escort of capital dignitaries, where Palatine and her daughters, as well as local nobles, awaited him.
To all this, the young prince was dressed in a modern fashion, in a golden blouse revealing the navel. At the same time, he was wearing the insignia of a representative of the imperial family.
The custom commanded that Ysariah's mother and her daughters kneel before him, face down.
If he would wish it.
"- Aunt Aivui!" The young prince broke free from his retinue and unceremoniously threw himself on the Palatine's neck.
The moon lord caught him neatly, making the whole situation look completely natural.
Standing nearby with her sisters, Ysariah blinked. She had never in her life heard anyone refer to her mother as Aivui
, not even her own partner Mo'othu allowed himself to use her diminutive name.
"- Prince Kri'jha." Palatine Aivuilpar Otharasoth replied warmly, setting the young man back to the ground. "- I'm honored that you remember me, the last time I saw you, you have bearly reaching your mother's waist, and now... by the goddess, you're a beautiful man."
"- Oh Aunt Aivui…" the boy waved his hand. "- stop it, please, otherwise I'm going to turn blue. How could I forget the godmother who gave me my own town on a tropical planet and a private yacht as a gift? I just got back from a party I had there!"
"- Well…I'm glad you like it, prince," Aivuilpar said modestly, to which the boy nodded and slowly began to survey his surroundings.
Ysariah kept her face neutral but remained attentive. Someone who could talk to her mother so casually had to be taken deadly seriously. The prince first greeted the Aivuilpar's firstborn, Ysariah's older sister, and only then focused on her.
"- Oh, isn't that the paragon knight herself?! Lady Ysariah of the house Otharasoth?"
"- My liege," Ysariah said, going down on one knee as her older sister had just done.
"- Oh..." the young prince covered his mouth in excitement. "- I must have watched the video a hundred times, you are so brave," he said, then looked at Aivuilpar "- Auntie! Your daughter is the hero of every gentleman-in-waiting. Anyway… we will discuss it later…"
"- We can discuss whatever you desire, my prince, over dinner," Aivuilpar suggested kindly. Kri'jha smiled.
"- Oh sure, Aunty, I hope, just please… I know the Palatinate is traditional and all that, but do you serve here any meatless
After a banquet in his honor, Kri'jha ordered his servant to fetch a small box. With the object, the young prince sat down in the Palatine's study, in her chair behind her desk, while the woman herself stood in front of him. Aivuilpar did not stand alone, Kri'jha demanded that Ysariah accompany her.
"- I will now convey to you our dear empress's wish," said the boy, who had been still acting like a spoiled urchin a moment ago.
Aivuilpar straightened up and craned her head up. Ysariah watched her mother prepare to take responsibility for her recent actions.
Kri'jha stared at his aunt
but as he formed his mouth for words, he turned his gaze towards Ysariah.
"- Knight Ysariah of the house Otharasoth, your bravery has drawn the eyes of our gracious empress. It is her Imperial Majesty's desire, for you to carry her unspoken wishes. Deeds that can't be ordered or asked, not even spoken out loud. You have been called to be her Wishwraith." With that said, Kri'jha stood up and walked over to Ysariah with the box in his hands. The boy stood in front of a much larger woman than himself and opened the container, revealing its contents.
"- The Red Mark," whispered Ysariah's mother, glancing over her daughter's shoulder.
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2023.06.04 07:59 Fearless_Door9456 The Pathetic Spectacle that Paedoavatar & Enemy of the Dharma Gary Chicoine gives at every step: Chicoine doesn't want to die
What a morbid piece of human garbage. Gary Chicoine DOES NOT CARE about the people he killed, the lives he destroyed, the people he betrayed, the vows he broke, the scams, the lies, the spiritual SUICIDE that he performed on himself, becoming the very thing he claims to fight, no...
All he wants is to keep on living in his fat, disgusting, corrupt and perverted body.
So fucking deluded he is, that he still hopes to get away with it. And he'll keep performing human sacrifices trying to stay alive.
Rule number one for long, peaceful living: don't go around making enemies in the name of your self-importance.
That is if you pretend to be some sort of yogi. Enemies of the Dharma DIE. Traitors of the Dharma like Gary Chicoine get a living hell followed by a hellish afterlife and life after life of EATING SHIT.
Forget about the Path of Future Regret: Gary Chicoine's path is the path of Spiritual Suicide. HE IS FALLING FROM GREAT HEIGHTS, or so he says...
His super-duper enlightenment is just another bullshit story, another way of pretending to be above everybody else. His presumed enlightenment beyond enlightenment experience is, first of all, beyond his reach: HIS KARMA PREVENTS IT.
Second: anybody that read Lobsang Rampa or has some insight on esoteric traditions can describe what he claims to have experienced. But Gary want to keep on living because HE SPENT HALF OF HIS LIFE PUSHING HOT AIR UP HIS ASS: he doesn't want to lose that life-long INVESTMENT due to some scamming, raping and killing. He thought he was BEYOND KARMIC LAW. The very folly he pinned on Osho, while lying about the true reason of his premature death: FOLLOWING THE FAT PIECE OF SHIT'S LEAD.
That's what Gary Chicoine does to the people HE LOVES. HAHAHAHAHA! Fucking imbeciles. Meaning... the people who are dumb enough to love him, that is. He still has plenty of imbeciles left.
Doesn't seem like that big of a deal for him... until it's his ass the one getting raped. And to this day he keeps deluding himself into pretending he is RUDRA CHAKRIN, THE WORLD TEACHER, THE SAVIOR AND MESSIAH, THE AVATAR OF THE AGE.
Whatever he got for selling his soul I sure hope it was worth it.
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