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2023.06.02 14:28 ew22cx Dragonlance (DL2): How would you DM the Pax Tharkas final?
I’m doing DL2: Dragons of Flame
) and I need some advice from people who either know the lore, or with some DM experience to solve the module finale. As the title says - I’m trying to figure out the best method of resolving the Pax Tharkas final without it feeling like an anti-climax for the players.
The old Dragonlance (DL 2: Dragons of Flame) follows the novels quite closely.
The final to rescuing the prisoners of Pax Tharkas is Verminaard showing up on top of his large red dragon, to set all the 800 prisoners and the party on fire that just escaped out in the open.
The novels and the DL2 module have the same climax. Old dragon Flamestrike shows up, battles Ember and Verminaard in a narrated battle in the sky - while the players should understand that they need to escape south with the prisoners. This is the boxed text and the end to the module
Suddenly, with a splintering crash, the double doors holding Flamestrike fly outward. The great beast slithers out of the tower toward the crowd of prisoners. “My children! You shall not have my children!” Her voice is shrill and strained. “Leave me my children!” she demands, lumbering down the gradual slope. Now another great crimson shape appears, flying. Bellowing a challenge, a second huge red dragon lands on the mighty Tharkadan wall. On its back is the imposing figure of the Dragonlord Verminaard, still concealed by the fearsome mask. His voice booms through the valley. “This is the final insult! I have tolerated your impudence far too long.. .slaves are cheap and plentiful. Now you pay for your foolish daring!” As the people scream and turn to flee down the valley, his evil voice picks up more power: “Now, I destroy you! I destroy your wives! I destroy your children!” As Ember leaps from the wall, Flamestrike pauses in her advance. Confusion shakes her as she looks from the children to the great engine of death above her. Suddenly, her dim eyes take on clear focus as she makes a decision. Curling her long neck upwards, Flamestrike sends forth a horrifying spout of fire, straight at the flying dragon and the Dragonlord. With a scream, Verminaard is engulfed in the glowing cloud, and his dragon-steed bellows in pain. Quickly, the two dragons lock in a fearsome melee, thrashing their mighty bodies across the valley and bringing boulders tumbling from the mountainsides. Do we feel this is the best solution to this arc?
I'm curious if it would be. Perhaps it's fine!
I am concerned it will not feel rewarding for the players that when they feel the big boss battle is here - I (the DM) will read this boxed text at them, and tell them they should probably use this opportunity to escape.
The alternative does not need to be combat with Verminaard, for they would likely not survive a battle with a dragon, or Verminaard + Draconians. Newish players might assume that if they have the option to fight - then they're supposed to.
But I wonder how to make this finale feel more natural - the module explanation does not help me with how to run it smoothly, I feel.
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2023.06.02 14:28 Lawyered09 Trademark Registration for your business: Everything you need to know!
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2023.06.02 14:28 LetsTalkWithRobots Don’t use print statements to Debug your ROS nodes.
Hello everyone! 🚀
I wanted to share a tip that might seem obvious to some, but can be a game changer for those who aren't already doing it: Stop using print statements to debug your ROS nodes. Use a debugger instead!
Why? Debuggers provide a more in-depth and interactive way to inspect your code compared to print statements. Here's what a debugger can offer:
- Pause execution: Debuggers allow you to stop your program mid-execution at specified breakpoints. This lets you inspect the state of your code at any point, and step through your code one line at a time.
- Inspect variables: You can look at the current value of any variable or expression at any point in your program. This is much more flexible than print debugging, where you're limited to the information you decided to print out when you ran the program.
- Control execution: Debuggers let you execute your program one line at a time, and also allow you to step in (execute a function and then step into it to continue line-by-line execution there) or step out (finish executing the current function and go back to the calling function).
For those using VS-Code with the ROS extension, setting up the debugger is quite straightforward. The instructions for setting it up can be found here
. Once you've set it up, you'll have a much more powerful and flexible tool at your disposal. This can significantly ease the process of tracking down and fixing bugs in your ROS nodes.
Happy debugging! 🐞🔨
And here's a question to kickstart the discussion: What's your experience with using debuggers in your ROS development? Do you have any additional tips, best practices, or favorite debugger features that have made your life easier?
Looking forward to hearing your insights and starting a great conversation!
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2023.06.02 14:28 Kirillin1111 June Championship Challenge Thread
2023.06.02 14:27 Dazzling-Theory7098 Looking for real information, far from false "gurus".
Hello! How are you?
I need help with some doubts, and I'm sure the answer I need is on Reddit.
Currently, I'm traveling from one country to another, doing petsitting. This allows me to have free accommodation wherever I go, in exchange for taking care of people's pets while they travel. I've been doing it for 6 months now and have been able to visit many amazing countries and places. My initial plan was to do it for a shorter period of time, but now that I've started, I want to continue. The problem is that everything so far has been funded with the money I earned during 2022, and gradually the funds are running out.
I'm thinking of ways to make money while I travel. I have a good computer, consider myself skilled in using it, and have a lot of free time.
The problem I have is that when looking for business options or good ideas, I always end up watching videos from "gurus" who show a reality that I don't believe is true. I have this stigma ingrained in me that everyone is trying to sell you a course, mentorship, or simply portray a life that isn't real, which makes the search for a suitable business very difficult for me.
So far, what interests me the most (I've wanted to do it for several years, but for various personal reasons, I never made it happen) is setting up an e-commerce store. This raises several questions for me, and when I search for answers in these "guru" videos again, I feel that the responses are not what I'm looking for, or they are "modified" to make me believe something that isn't real (that's why I know I'll find accurate information here).
1) Since I'm not permanently living in one place, I can't receive and store stock. My idea was to send all the products to a Global Ecommerce Fulfillment center and manage everything from there. The problem is that this would involve expenses, and I'm not sure if it would be profitable.
2) I've read a lot here on Reddit, and I see that dropshipping is "dead" and not a good option, it's true? Do people who use Shopify now sell "own/handmade" products? Or do they still buy from Alibaba/1688, receive the products, and then ship them?
3) My idea is to do everything in the USA. Is this the best option? I'm currently in Europe, but I don't know if e-commerce through Shopify works the same way or handles the same volume as in the USA.
4) I understand that these "gurus" show numbers that are not real, or at least, are far from average. If you had to establish an average for a successful store, what would it be? (I'm not looking to become a millionaire, just something that allows me to continue traveling and gradually scale up).
5) A few years ago, when I was looking for information, the best thing was to create a store for one product. Is this still the case? Or is it better to create a store with multiple products?
Another thing that I thought could work is to generate content for social networks about what I'm doing (it's me and a friend), about petsitting and traveling the world. However, as I understand it, it's a very time-consuming process to achieve organic growth and monetization.
We don't have any equipment other than our phones (iPhone 14 Pro) to record content, and our main language is Spanish. Although we speak English, we don't speak it well enough to create content in that language. So, I don't know if Spanish content can also generate good income.
I want to thank those who have read this far, and even more those who can help me with their answers (either to all or some questions, anything helps).
Thank you very much!
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2023.06.02 14:27 resurrective Chapter 20 - What is love?
A laugh, what does it mean for a person? A sign of amusement? A mark of contentment? Maybe, a reaction to a quirky comment or action? Perhaps…
But now, all that echoed throughout the burning lands was a guffaw of despair and torment. It belonged to Eve, the future queen of the entire Confederation of Demons. And right now, no trace of royal dignity was to be seen within her. The woman was pulling her white hair, kneeling in her sphere at the sight of the mass-murder.
The snow of death, the sprinkled ash of white and purple fell upon the ground, taking hundreds of lives. Gramgrim, the strongest and the fiercest formation underneath the authority of Me-ua now perished like slugs under the salt. Orcs, dogs, trolls, deer, lions, crows, fiends, mind-flayers, tigers, boars, even a cult of bulls-necromancers – the brigade included many different races, men and women of different backgrounds and upbringings, their tamed beasts and familiars, slaves and draft animals. Looking at the southern organizations, consisting of various Ma-zok tribes was always fascinating. Especially, when none of them could withstand the divine plague, sent as a godly punishment for defiling the holy land of kokuyoku.
Was there any way to save themselves? Yes – they simply never should’ve come to the village. Now, though? Well, not even Panakea’s blessing could save Keyaruga from death, so why should any of them survive?
Such was Eve’s wrath; such was her sorrow, enshrined upon this wretched world.
“Fascinating.,,” Keyaruga muttered, looking underneath him. He couldn’t help but to feel glee. After all, hundreds upon hundreds of high-leveled demons perished, blessing the whole party of five with new levels to enjoy (or hate, in Ellen’s case). Strange, though. Normally, a party couldn’t be larger than four people (not that a mortal had control over it anyway; people could travel in however big assemblies, as they pleased, yet experience was earned only by parties of four), but the group stuck together pretty well. Was it another of Caladrius’ gifts, she just didn’t bother to share? Well, whatever the case…
“I know, it’s not a reason for joy… but we can definitely use all that power in our future battles.” Freia mused with a trace of regret in her voice.
“Uh-huh. Good thing to get stronger before we go after the demon king.” Setsuna supported, trapped in a conflict between joy at reaching her new threshold of power and fury for losing Visou.
“Of course this would happen… This always happens with those people and places I care for or love… I shouldn’t have taken this damned bracelet…” Keyaruga growled, looking at the yorkama talisman on his right wrist. Yet, when he was about to rip it away…
“Don’t do that.” …Ellen stopped him. For the first time in this nightmarish day she was thankful for her new powers, as they allowed her to stop her ‘brother’ from an act of utter stupidity. “It’s not your fault. Look, they came here, seeking Hakuo’s rival! Your sympathy has nothing to do with that, stop dealing in superstitions!” The Apostle of Caladrius attempted to reassure the lad. But alas…
“It’s my fault. Like Visou… like Alban… like Karman… It’s all been my fault.” …the man just wouldn’t listen.
“No… it was mine…” The crimson-haired cutie whispered, yet once again – no reaction. “Hey, brother, see that breached wall behind Mil’s house? I see traces there. Could you, maybe?..”
“Yes… Oh, Ellen, thank you!” Only when she pointed out the obvious, did the man finally wake up from his trance. Just in time to hear…
“KILL!!! KILL THEM ALL!!!” …this. Eve still couldn’t really master her raging emotions, and even the fact that no creature remained alive in the burning village stopped her in any way.
“Hm, I am saddened to inform you, little one, that there is nobody to slay here. And even if there were, I am unable to maintain the offence. I need to feed and regain my strength now.” Caladrius admonished, descending on the earth. “However, down the north road, you may find other survivors. Just make haste; they do not have much time.” The harbinger of plague informed the group, putting the white sphere on the ground. The barrier had faded just as all poisonous ash did as well, coincidentally.
Keyaruga, Setsuna, Eve, Freia, Ellen, Kelly, Patty – all could finally walk properly again. Not really a big perk, when all you’re finding yourself among the still burning remains of a ruined village, though.
“O pluvia clemens, benedic nobis tua gratia recreativa.” Fortunately, they had the Hero of Magic at their side. And so, the first thing Freia did was to cast a simple rain spell. A critically important move, especially when their raptors were getting panicked by the fires.
“Now, if you excuse me.” And what would horrify any sentient being was how gruesomely filthy Caladrius turned out to be. The very first thing she did when the party had finally landed was to grab some dead slimy bastard, and just swallow him whole, like some sort of a pelican.
“Hey! Hey! Hey! He-e-ey!!! The hell are you doing?!” The younger princess yawped, consumed by her anger. Not because she was disgusted, though… “You fucking munched him with all that armor and shit?! What’re you even thinking of?! We need that!”
“I do not care, Apostle. Unless you are willing to strip them yourself, your whining is of little concern to me.” The deity replied dismissively. Even if her plague faded without a trace, the diseased corpses were still a delicacy for Caladrius.
And here I thought Ellen was slandering her about this part. Thought it was just a nice joke. Apparently, not, Keyaruga mused, witnessing the same vile spectacle as his girls did.
“Well, I’m willing as hell! You can buy an entire village for one of those!” The young lady snarled, turning one of the corpses over, just to untie the leashes that held a cuirass in place. When people die, their rectum can’t hold feces anymore. The stench of death, dung, decay, the earth, wet and softened by the rain – so much filth among the corpses, and yet, the warlady felt overjoyed looting the corpses of their fallen enemies before tossing their naked bodies toward her hungry patron.
“Keyaruga, I think, we should…” Freia softly spoke, pointing at the breach on the northern side. She wasn’t overly enthusiastic about defiling the dead, so maybe…
“No, I’m going alone.” Sadly, the healer wouldn’t let anyone accompany him in this quest. Even the golden egg had to leave his back right now. He knew who he was pursuing. And what he would do to his enemies, once he’d reached them. “Setsuna, Freia, hold this, and stay here, and watch out for Eve, and… Well, you may also help Ellen with looting.” The lad spoke, completely ignoring the rain that fell upon his head.
“Uh-huh, got it.” The gray-haired girl agreed, putting the straps holding their unborn ‘child’ on her back. Strangely enough, the ice warrior was more than happy with pillaging the corpses. With her arms being covered in the frozen gauntlets, the girl could easily strip the fallen brigadiers to Ellen’s obvious delight.
“I… think I should bury the villagers.” Freia, on the other hand, grabbed a shovel somewhere. Instead of defiling the dead, she wanted to properly inter the remains of the poor black-wings… until their bodies were eaten by their own god.
“Whatever you wish… Just don’t forget to cut off their wings.” The man ordered, tossing away everything from Kelly’s saddle. He needed speed, not sustainability.
“I see… feathers… magic catalysts…” The sorceress instantly understood what the hero wanted from the fallen villagers. To be honest, that sort of cruelty paled compared to what their enemies sometimes allowed themselves. It didn’t make the pink-haired girl any happier, though.
“Wait!” Finally, just as Keyaruga was about to climb on his reptile steed, he got a companion in the form of the queen-to-be. “I’m… going with you!..” She spoke wearily, yet her tone wouldn’t brook any denial.
“You shouldn’t, Eve. You’re too drained as it is, I can’t risk you now.” That didn’t work on the new hero, though. The red-eyed lad knew, what kind of atrocities he was about to commit. What’s worse – he was looking forward for them.
“No… You know I can’t be killed that easily.” The white-haired woman insisted, allowing herself to climb in the saddle no matter what Keyaruga wanted. “Also, those are my people we’re talking about.”
“Alright…” The man nodded, giving one last brief look at what travesty was currently occuring on this holy ground: hundreds of corpses, two enthusiastic looter-girls stripping them before feeding them to the goddess that was primarily supposed to guard this place from such tragedies, and the strongest mage in the world, cutting off wings with her wavy dagger. All gave him a brief look. “Girls, lady Caladrius, you stay here! The raptor we’re taking will go faster carrying only two of us.” The healer admonished, silently praising himself for not including the plague incarnate in the ranks of his lovers. Wouldn’t that be awkward?
“Uh-huh. Good luck, you two.” Setsuna waved her armored hand, happily proceeding with robbing the corpses.
“Yeah… thanks. We’ll need it.”
The forest had been defiled. A trace of bodies, both kokuyoku and their ruthless persecutors, marked a path for the hero and his queen. Faster! Faster! The man smacked his reptile with his heels, struck against the ribs, pulled every bit of speed from poor Kelly. So much so, that even wild scavengers, who came to feast on the corpses, just fled from the massive raptor. And yet, it still wasn’t enough…
“Hey, Keyaruga!” Eve spoke, holding onto the hero’s torso with her trembling arms. “Why are you even helping us? Why… do you even bother, if they die no matter what we do?” The queen-to-be asked melancholically. Right now, she tried to find at least some meaning in her existence, just to not fall into a pit of nihilism and despair.
“It’s because… I have power. I can make a difference. And because I want to do so.” The red-haired lad responded, navigating a path through the woods with his jade eye. His status elevated him above the rest, giving the man many abilities, some considered to be… unnatural. For example, he could easily alleviate Kelly’s fatigue from constant galloping.
“Power, yes?.. The onslaught… it began when Caladrius was playing with us… But instead of putting an end to this hell, she’d go on, and on, and on… And even when we got out, she never told us what was going on. When I asked her to bless you, I was scared… and discomforted, and… whatever other words you have for discomfort. I thought it was because of the trial… Thought it was over… Then… I looked at myself, my own actions, here and in the past.” Eve shared the burden of her guilt with Keyaruga. The white-haired woman couldn’t help but blame herself for everything that happened. If she didn’t ignore her feelings, if she had checked on her wings a little earlier, if she… “If I… If I just could…”
“Was that what you saw in your challenge?” The healer wondered, trying to get his companion out of this ruinous obsession over what nobody could prevent, or even predict.
“Ugm… Who did you meet there?” Did he fail? No, not really. But instead of giving him an answer, the queen-to-be countered with a question of her own.
“Many, many people… I don’t want to talk about it now.” Unfortunately, though, Keyaruga just couldn’t bring himself to reveal what he saw, heard… did with his own hands.
“I… I see…” Eve murmured, getting a message from the lad’s depressed tone. He too carried much pain in his soul, and that vortex of suffering could never be dissipated by shutting down just some of his emotions. To completely silence this pain, Keyaruga would have to become something else entirely, something inhuman, incapable of either hate or love.
“More important, Eve, I want you to sharpen your senses. Maybe, you can trace magic better than me.” The hero suggested, as his right eye rolled around in his socket. The forest was wide and thick, and his sight wasn’t as all-seeing as he’d like it to be.
“I’ll try.” Eve whispered, trying to focus her attention on the ambient mana. Maybe, if she was just diligent enough, she could trace her living brethren? Maybe, all wasn’t lost just yet? Maybe… “You know, Keyaruga, you’re not the guilty one in all of this… If Mil didn’t let everyone in, if I wasn’t saved by your goddess, if our goddess wasn’t just like Ellen says she is… than none of this horror would have happened.” The lady in red deadpanned cautiously. Now that she knew of her ‘future’, how it might’ve been without this self-conflicted man at her side, the kokuyoku scion could clearly tell – her grandfather was just like Keyaruga and Ellen, he wanted the best for his people… and that turned Visou into a deathtrap. After all, Hakuo wouldn’t have sent Gramgrim here if Cornar had come to him with the valuable bounty that was the black-wings’ princess.
“I’m sorry…” The healer uttered, still unaware, just how much of a monster Eve’s first husband really was, and how much she owed him for showing, how the love should even look like in the first place.
“You really shouldn’t be, Keyaruga.” The black-winged prodigy responded sorrowfully. She felt the lad’s distress: it was in his voice, his posture, his way of breathing… “You can’t just carry the burden for everyone else. I tried… and I failed.” Eve spoke, trying to dissuade her defender from thinking he was able to hold the whole world on his shoulders, when, in reality, it was simply impossible. “Don’t do that. You’ll break.” This calm phrase was spoken serenely, and yet, it was a cry. A cry for help, for understanding, for letting go.
“We don’t need Caladrius.” But Keyaruga just couldn’t release himself from this burden. Even now, when riding over the forest floor, covered in disfigured corpses, most of which were charred whole, seemingly by lightning, the man couldn’t stop thinking about Eve, her troubles, the tragic price her ultimate power might demand from her.
“Why?” The lady in red asked, attempting to follow the new line of conversation which her companion had turned to. Why would he even be scared of it? Didn’t Ellen bargain two free casts for her? Ellen… How could this capricious princess be able to extort such a valuable gift from the harbinger of plague? If Eve had done something like this in the first world… then there wouldn’t be the second one.
“She’s… too frivolous, arrogant, she’s thousands years old, yet all I see is an old snobby child with no backbone. We can’t be sure she’ll maintain her promise, and I really, really don’t want to see you wither away.” The man said with that seemingly careless voice of his. “If you need someone dead, I’ll be there for you.” He added grimly then. Eve was too soft, even now, she still couldn’t deal with the moral compromises necessary, and there were going to be a lot more of them on the way toward the Obsidian Throne.
“Hah… You really do want me to fall in love with you?” The queen-to-be noted somewhat playfully. Her mood was still sombered, but even so, there was always a light in the darkness.
“Heh, aren’t you already? I can tell – you’ve changed, so that you could keep up with me, especially in the bed.” Keyaruga followed this little funny road, and retaliated with a joke of his own. But… was it really a joke, though?
“Yes… Yes, I have.” Apparently, not. “I can’t force you to become your old self, but I had a chance to change myself.” Eve explained, lowering her head. She couldn’t keep up with the man last night – he was just too big for her. That’s why, the girl had to go, the queen-to-be had to become a woman, and fast.
And so, there could be only one thing to ask at this point.
“So, do you want to fuck, once this is over?” The hero unceremoniously inquired from his companion. After all, they were already past all those earlier insults and attempts at shaming from Eve’s side.
“Yes, I do! I really, really do. I want you to ravage me, so I wouldn’t go mad.” The Me-ua kahul responded with a plea of sorrow, hate, loathing, and regret. There wasn’t anything enticing in this request, but… it was so humane.
“Of course. I will.” The man promised. Despite everything, despite this day supposedly belonging to Ellen and Setsuna, he wouldn’t refuse her, no matter what. And Eve felt that resolve in the man.
“Also, I won’t stop using Caladrius. We need her, Keyaruga. We need her… to establish our authority. Then… maybe, I won’t have to lose anyone again.” The queen-to-be spoke wearily. She wanted to reach Hakuo, wished to murder this monster once and for all with her own hands, instead of waiting till some disease finishes him. She wanted to bury this king’s legacy once and for all, so that his blood would never poison her life ever again. Eve Reese desired revenge. And Keyaruga would never feel worthy of discouraging his queen. And yet…
“Alright. But you have to promise me one thing – one time. She gave us only two times, and I don’t want you to overreach any further. Everything else I’ll deal with personally. It won’t make a difference to me anyway, my hands are already dirtied enough as it is.” Keyaruga all but demanded. The gods had put them in a tight little cage, where only those who kill more than others, were worthy of wielding great power. Right now, the man wasn’t sure his party was enough to challenge Hakuo’s rule. Even Eve, drained by Caladrius, managed to overpower her ‘heroic’ adversaries. Too bad they left her exhausted for Keyaru to finish the job. Speaking of that…
“But… why would you even bother? Don’t you just want to… make another redo? To fix everything, to save those who you couldn’t save?” The lady in red asked the lad. He was never too secretive about the circumstances he was in, and how the world ended up as it is. Still, each time he spoke of that, pain and loss broke through his armor of callousness.
“No. Just as you said, I have people to live for now. Freia, Setsuna, Ellen, you, Eve – I can’t imagine my life without you. And if I just flee into the past, then what’s even the point of us having this little chat right now?” The healer quarried in response. He was sure of what he was talking about now. Or, rather, trying to convince himself and Eve of that.
“Haa… Right…” For better or worse, the woman just exhaled and dropped the topic. To believe it would mean disregarding Keyaruga’s deep painful wounds, any further prying risked opening them up again. “I think we’ve got something.” Fortunately, right in that moment, Eve noticed a track, something to spot her brethren, where the trail of bodies had just ended.
“What? Where?” Keyaruga asked, now looking around.
“To the left from here. I feel my brethren coming to me from this side. They’re… fighting. And dying.” As the lady in red spoke, pointing in the direction the flow of souls was coming from, the rider pulled the reigns to stop his steed. He then jumped off the saddle.
“Shit, I must hurry!” The hero snarled, pulling the saber out of its sheath. A contradicting statement, seeing as he would be much faster mounted. But no… “Keep your eye on Kelly! I can’t risk the two of you!”
“You want to go alone?” The woman astounded, reaching for her companion. Alas, he never faced her.
“Yes! Our enemies are strong, Eve. And I’m not sure if I can properly protect you. Stay here; cover me with your magic.” Keyaruga urged sternly. He wasn’t a healer, nor a competent defender whatsoever. The hero was a murderer, and nothing could convince him more than the trial he completed just an hour ago.
“Hold on! I won’t let you go alone.” Nevertheless, the kokuyoku scion too wasn’t the same after that challenge. She flapped her wings, and numerous black spheres left her feathers. One, two… ten, twenty… Twenty-three shades now flew around the man, ready to assist him in murdering whoever threatened their kin. “They will protect you.”
“Ah… thanks.” The red-haired man uttered, looking at the fallen black-wings. Right now, they rather reminded him of insects with the way they dashed around. “We’ll be on our way, then.” Still, it didn’t stop him from getting ready to sprint forward to save whoever was left of the kokuyoku-zok and to punish their oppressors.
“Promise you’ll be back! Promise you’ll save everyone!” Eve ultimately asked, looking at her dead brethren. Shying away from them was a luxury, and now she had no time for such things.
“I will, Eve! Take care!”
And so, he ran off, to the site where the last bit of fighting was happening. Him, twenty-three shades… against the elite forces of Gramgrim, the only remaining fragment of the horrifying battalion; now, though, the time had come to end this warband once and for all.
Faster! Faster! I must be faster!
Keyaruga lunged through the woods, he jumped across logs, climbed the hills, passed a few ravines along the way, just to finally reach yet another battlefield. Mil was there, the wizened magician firmly held his staff. All bloodied, his robe torn apart, the old man still fought on.
“Masanna tanouti! (kill everyone)” A massive rider, carried by an even greater armored warg tackled Mil and his defense line of mostly women spellcasters, and a few strong men among the refugees.
“Usegi! (run) Usegi-i!!!” Mil yelled, getting ready to ward off the seemingly countless hordes of bloodthirsty invaders, preferably – all on his own. The thought of death never scared the magician, as he already looked in its eyes, and they were gentle.
“Mil-murnaz! (elder Mil!) Katunj pora bornul non! (we have nowhere to retreat!)” An armored old woman yelled, preparing her grandiose fire blast. None of them would abandon him. Only seventeen of them remained against a group of forty-seven raving cutthroats, knowing all too well, they wouldn’t be able to pull through. And yet, none of them would go down without a fight. If they did, they would be slaughtered, and after that – their kin would follow.
“SUNI-I-I-I!!! (DI-I-IE!!!)” The bruised elder snarled, imbuing his wooden staff with an element of lightning. One swing, one smack – and the monstrous wolf fell down, wriggling in the shocking agony, along with its master. One down.
“Globus igneus!” The armored hag next to him yelled, sending a massive fireball into the troops. Seven perished, four else – scattered. Yet, those who fell were mercilessly crushed underfoot by the four brutal tiger-riders – no regards to their allies, and even less toward the foe. Five men and two women from the black-wings stood up to meet them with their spears, staked into the earth… It didn’t work – the demons breached their line, gutting everyone in the reach of their decorated cleavers.
“Katunji! (retreat!) Konato wor marmori! (protect the children)” Mil commanded, tossing two hardened feathers into the enemies. Too close to him, but… it didn’t matter. “KURLINA-A-A!!! (FUCK YOU!!!)” He yelled, detonating the enchanted quills.
An explosion, a shockwave, the trembling of the earth. Kokuyoku were mercilessly pushed further, practically hunted like animals, and yet, their prey had claws and teeth. The blast was mighty, it broke Gramgrim’s formation, allowing the defenders to flee, to run, to… live a few minutes longer.
“Kha-a-a… Ha-a-a… Agh…” Mil helplessly wheezed, pushed to the trunk of the giant oak. His bones were broken, the old man had lost all feeling in his legs, hands, and… No, he knew what he was getting into. “Gh-h-h!.. Ugh… E… va… ma…” Even when some tall goblinoid thug impaled him with a spear, the only thing on the mind of the dying sorcerer was his granddaughter, and all those he tried to save. Tried, but…
“I’VE COME TO SAVE YOU!!!” Keyaruga roared, engaging a bat-like swordsman, lunging toward the fleeing defenders. Just in a few hundred meters away, the refugees were running from the pursuers. It was honestly a miracle to see them keeping such a substantial distance, even though the enemies had carnivorous mounts. It seems, like they were rather enjoying chasing their prey.
“GHA-A-A!!!” Nevertheless, the fencer retreated from the hero, picked up a lance from the roasted wolf-man, and tossed it into the hero. The latter dodged, then pointed in the direction of his adversaries.
“Tania wor tanouti! (kill them!) Orn wor shef na! (don’t be concerned about me!)” And just like that, a cascade of shadows materialized to shred the enemy flanks and rear. The raging dark spirits now flew all across the surviving hunters’ ranks, ripping and tearing, stabbing and shredding the yelling warriors, as they tried to damage the ethereal vengeful apparitions. Could it be worse? Oh yes! Someone began simply sniping them from afar, numerous beams of piercing light took lives of so many, the Gramgrim’s morale hit the bottom.
Still, that didn’t mean they’d stop fighting. Certainly not! The bat-demon just met a shade with a wide swing from his reddish greatsword – an instant later, this spirit was gone. An adamantine blade – Keyaruga couldn’t just let him roam around – the man tossed a dagger from his sleeve, but no. The warrior just easily deflected it with a sneer. Before the lad could go on, he crossed those twenty meters with merely two jumps, ready to cleave the hero’s head in one rapid sweep.
The man ducked, right leg forward, balance toward offence. A slash was aimed toward the leg…
“Ghhh!” And it failed – the healer got a knee in his chin for that. After all, how can a thin saber cut through the metal greaves underneath the surcoat? Discombobulated, the man was about to get a downward cut to his shoulder.
“A-A-A-A-R-R-R-R!!!” Fortunately for him, another shade saved Keyaruga the trouble by backstabbing the fencer. Well, she just impaled him in the right armpit. Did that stop the berserker? “ULMO-O-O!!! (BITCH!)” Well, certainly not. Even if his one limb flopped uselessly by his side now, the warrior firmly grabbed his sword with his left hand, turned around, and slammed the spirit with the pommel, sending herto in the afterlife for sure!
A perfect chance to dispatch the swordsman, right?
Wrong! Barely had Keyaruga reached out to give the adversary one fatal touch, when another massive tiger-like brute attacked him with his massive claws. Slash, swing, up, down – the bruiser-armorclad was fast, his attacks – relentless. The lad was forced to retreat, elope, block – anything and everything to not get smashed. Each time he blocked a hit with his saber, his elbow would dislocate. No matter, Georgius healed in less than a second. No matter, just get…
“Tokalbarne! (got you!)” Alright, now that was surprising. The lad felt the trap, but proved too slow to escape the massive tail. Distracted by the tiger, he let himself be trapped by a lamia, which now not only enveloped the man’s entire body, but also unceremoniously licked his cheek. Was it the end?
“A-A-A-A-a-a… Ha-ha-HA-HA-HA!!! TUYOBU, TONA!!! (harder, mommy!)” Clearly not! Even while being crushed by the mighty snake tail, Keyaruga laughed, intimidating his foes with the undying audacity within his immortal body. “USHI INAV… MUNA CABNEI!!! (YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD!)”
“Nan-! A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A!!!” The lamia groaned in pain. A moment later her body began to swell, to bloat, and to rupture in a gruesome spectacle of blood and gore. Could Keyaruga do it better? Certainly, but he had no time, nor wish to figure out the half-shake’s anatomy, and where her heart (Is it just one?) lied.
Either way, one down, the shades did their job too, keeping the rest of the Gramgrim goons busy, often even ending them. They were forty-seven? Well, now they were just nineteen, and the monsters’ corpses didn’t actually do wonders for the battle spirit of the remainder either.
Keyaruga couldn’t care less, though. He got out from the lamia’s mortal grip, covered in blood and viscera, only his clean white teeth shone brightly.
“E-eh…” The tiger-brawler was shaken by the view. He reached toward the woman, unable to believe his eyes. Was she his lover, or something?
“Die!” No matter, whatever the case, the Hero of Healing dashed toward him, pushed his armored left arm against his chest, and then, the purple hue killed the man for good. His aorta just ruptured from the defiled mending spell.
Then, more beasts, some of which were mounted, lunged toward him. Two tigers, a massive deer, a swarm of eight snakes, and even a giant black bear. The warband reasoned that the fastest way to get rid of shadows was to kill the man. Well, they were wrong.
“Saltare et aurugine ventis!” At this point, he didn’t really care about the melee, that’s why, instead of engaging in anymore close-quarter fights, the lad simply called upon a mighty firestorm, a burning tornado of wind and blaze, which not only killed the animals, but also moved on to the rest of the crumbled Gramgrim troops, razing trees, ma-muana and ma-zok alike, charring their flesh and drowning their screams in the mercilessly loud crackling of magical flames.
I guess, that’s what I’m getting for not min-maxing my physical stats and speed before going melee. Well, no matter. Now that they’re dead… Wait, Mil?
“MIL!!!” Keyaruga yelled, running toward the old mage. He… was already beyond saving. Fifteen shades gathered around the hero, as he looked at the impaled man, and his decapitated green-skinned murderer who had been killed next to him. “Muna sagri. (You may leave)” And so, the healer sent the shades away. Quite in time, actually, as they were already flickering in and out of existence anyway – Eve was losing her mana. Finally, the lad was all alone. “Alright, old daredevil. You deserved a nice funeral.” He pulled the spear out of the corpse, and put it on his shoulder. It wasn’t much, but at least, he would be sent off properly.
Time to go, I guess. Now, let’s reunite with Eve, and then…
“A-A-A-A-A!!!” Another change of plans. The lad heard a scream. Two voices, in fact, both females. The man looked around and saw the bat-swordsman, dragging a mother and her child by their hair, completely disregarding their wails of pain whatsoever.
“What, do you really think taking hostages will save you?” Keyaruga scoffed, taking a step toward the cowardly combatant. Quite surprising really, seeing how good he was with that greatsword of his. But, well, two more, two less – the black-wings were doomed either way, right?
“Keyaruga-maran!” Maybe so, but those weren’t just some unknown refugees – they were Mayala and Brin. When the man saw them, he halted his movements completely.
“Good humie! Stand right where you are, or they die!” The cutthroat threatened. It seemed he had already healed the wound left by a shade with a potion. And now, instead of running away, he intended to use the captured family to extort the hero. For what purpose, though?
“Oh, great! Finally, someone, who speaks a human language!” Keyaruga wouldn’t be swayed by that. Why would he, actually? As it stood now, he could simply send a spell of light through the mother or the daughter, run closer, heal them…
Why should I even care? It’d only hurt for a moment, nothing really…
“Good! And stay there, little shit.” Well, turned out, it worked. The healer lowered his saber.
“Or what? You kill them? See those burning pines, pal? I just killed all of your friends. By the way, Gramgrim is no more. I bet Caladrius has already eaten all of their corpses.”
“Hah, no shit, clever boy! Then where is she?! HE-E-EY!!! CALADRIUS!!! OVER HE-E-ERE!!! See?” Sadly, the bat-fencer remained completely unfazed by the news. He still had an advantage – Keyaruga seemed to care for the weeping family, and that was his weakness. “Drop your sword, then get on your knees, or I’ll take their fucking heads!”
“How enticing…” The man wondered with a nervous grin. He spun his weapon once, and pointed it to the ground. Mayala and Brin looked at him, their black eyes conveyed terror and distress. And still, there was a glimpse of hope. Keyaruga could do a miracle. He would save them, just like he saved the girl from the terminal rabies. “Will you set them free if I surrender?”
“Yau! (yeah!)” The swordsman grinned, drawing his reddish blade closer to their necks. “Drop your iron!”
Ha-ha-ha-hah! Oh, what should I do? What should I make?
“Hey, I’ve got a better idea. How about I kill myself?” And just like that, the healer pointed his own weapon at his chest, sowing dread in the hearts of the hostages and careless amusement in their captor.
“What? He-heh! Go ahead, humie, I’ll watch!” The bastard chuckled, slightly lowering his massive blade. This nasty glee grew only greater, when…
“Heh, I’m serious!” …the red-eyed lad plunged his own saber through his chest. To deep, in fact, that only handle now stuck from his torso.
“Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! You’re fucking hilarious!”
Three reactions, one of terror, one of tears, and the last one of irrepressible laughter – Keyaruga spat a chunk of blood, such a wound could never really kill him, and yet, it allowed for a safe movement. One, two, three steps – as long as he pretended to limp forward like a dying fool, the enemy would never stop him from approaching. He liked the view, liked seeing the man bleeding and coughing his own lungs out. He even…
A beam. A beam of white energy just flew right besides his head. It took a moment for the cutthroat to get, what was going on, but when he did, when he understood, that some distant caster could take off his head…
“YOU FUCKER!!!” Then, the cowardly warrior grabbed his greatsword with a two-handed grip, swung it over the terrorized family… “I’LL KI-!” …and died. The last thing he saw, felt, and tasted – was the trident that pierced his neck and head from the back.
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2023.06.02 14:27 Mammoth-Medicine1385 Oh Murphy
2023.06.02 14:26 No_Perspective_5467 Can you compete with a 9-5 job?
Hey guys :) im 26 and started CrossFit about 2 months ago. Honestly, I should’ve done this years ago. I’ve always loved fitness and lifting and I always wanted to get involved. But my anxiety held me back. Best decision I’ve ever made for myself was fighting through the anxiety barrier and going so if anyone else is reading this thinking of doing it, feel the fear and do it anyway. I finally have a social life again and it’s had benefits inside and outside the gym.
Anyways. I’m not starting from nothing. I have some decent numbers on the oly lifts and I used to play rugby to a pretty high level. So this has been scratching an itch I haven’t felt in a while.
I’d love to compete. But my life has changed since I played rugby. I work 9-5 as an engineer, I’m career driven, I cook my own meals, I don’t have unlimited time anymore. Realistically if I really push, i can train twice a day Monday - Friday. Gym in the morning and class in the evening for example. Or similar.
I know I likely won’t be a games athlete. And that’s okay. But I’d like to get as far as I can. Is it realistic to compete on any level? Make it to regionals for example? Or is this something that would realistically never happen for someone like me?
Any thoughts? Thanks!
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2023.06.02 14:26 Spiritual_Shift_920 Guide to Dehaka - Tips, Tricks & Talents
Disclaimer. I am currently master ranked offlane player who has been playing the game since launch competitively & casually, on all ranks between gold and GM. I took a bit of a break after the last guides but upon several requests to continue making these, I was inspired to continue making them again. This particular guide got extremely long due to concerning a fairly complex hero and I like being thorough with my explanations. Links to other guides can be found at the end.
Dehaka is one of the ‘’big three’’ bruisers of high rank bruiser play (The unholy trinity of HoggeBlaze/Dehaka) and while other bruisers do also see play, its difficult to find a game where all of these 3 do not exist in either bans or picks. Dehaka, while not any weaker than the other two and situationally stronger, he does have a bit more counterplay to it than the others.
Drafting Dehaka Synergistic heroes
Dehaka works really well with things that can quickly kill a drag target that often rely on short range. Some examples below;
Additionally, heroes that have high duration powerful AoE effects that Dehaka can reposition people into with his Drag and his level 4. Heroes Dehaka can struggle into
Heroes Dehaka is good into
- Junkrat Using steel traps in bushes near a fight makes for a miserable time to play Dehaka. You cannot really rely on Z flanks the same way you could otherwise since you might risk a 2.5 second silence + root.
- Lucio - Hard to drag with too many cleanses. The Q also interrupts drags and makes it much more hard to get to a position to drag. Lucio and Junkrat are by far the two worst partners in crime for the lizard to face.
- Brightwing - Cleanse and high range interrupt to a drag with polymorph. You usually have to bait out the poly on someone else before attempting to go for a Q.
- Ana - After 13, having a stun removal that gives 50 armor with a 2s CD is pretty nasty, and so is the ability to deny all healing from essence with a basic ability. Thankfully, Ana is fairly vulnerable to getting ran down herself by Dehaka by a good brushstalker. Just be ready to use E quickly to avoid the sleep.
- Deathwing - Not only is he immune to drags, but his massive hitbox is fairly efficient at blocking drags on everyone else either.
- Cho’gall - Dehaka doesn’t have the greatest single target damage to burn him down, and Gall can interrupt drags with his stunning orbs even as he is being dragged himself. On the flipside, Dehaka can focus more on macro and punish the inflexibility of chogall draft to deal with him.
Just to be clear, there are not many heroes that like being dragged for 2.25 seconds into bad positions. There are some standouts regardless that he is extremely effective against.
- Diablo - Into Diablo he is amazing. He is the easiest target to hit with a drag in the game with his aggressive playstyle, and he is fairly easy to blow up in a drag if you have any of the heroes that Dehaka is typically great with. After level 4, Dehaka himself is practically immune to Diablo himself because of his stealth.
- Imperius - The level 4 talent destroys him in all the ways possible. No spears, no E, no nothing.
- Kerrigan - She is extremely easy to drag due to her telegraphed back to front movement, and you can use your E to protect any allies from her combos while avoiding those aimed towards you entirely.
To cut it short, what makes for a great Dehaka map:
- Lots of bushes
- Large size to utilize global
- Macro focused maps
- Camps that are easily defended with Drag
- Maps with split objectives
S tier maps Dragon Shire
So Dragon Shire is great for several reasons. The nature of the split objective is one such. The bottom shrine is positioned in such a way, where the only ‘safe’ way out of the shrine is usually by walking through a bush which is also known as the lizard territory. Another is the quantity of maps on the bottom side of the map that are relatively easy to invade for your team, and with burrow you can make it an easy 5v4. It has a lot of bushes for Dehaka to easily rotate and collect essence between lanes. Its great.The only downside for Dehaka on DS is that winning the shrine on top also matters quite a bit and while he is not bad in 1v1s, there are good amount of offlaners who can destroy him in a 1v1.
Macro focus, siege giants, a lot of the same as in Dragon Shire. The objective does not split the team the same way as it does on DS but during curses having global is extremely valuable since your team can push very hard on a lane and threaten keep, while the quick rotation speed of Dehaka on sidelines means you are not losing xp and the global means your team isn’t left alone in a 4v5 if they commit everything to defending the push.
Towers of Doom
Might be, in my opinion, Dehaka’s strongest map. The presence of global enables a solid amount of invasion plays on enemy sapper camps, and the split objective means that every time an altar spawns on two other sides of the map, Dehaka will be there to make the objective fight 5v4 way before the global-less enemy offlane can do anything about it.
Really, most of the things that can be fitted into DS can also be applied onto Sky Temple aswell. It is slightly worse on Sky because Dehaka struggles a bit on capping temples alone due to low single target damage and conditional sustain but his global is even more important since all structure damage matters on the map, and pushing out a lane can be just as valuable as getting an objective.
Garden of Terror
Mostly he is awesome here. Lots of bushes, large size, macro heavy gameplay etc. You just want to make sure you have another hero in team who is effective at taking camps because Dehaka is not one, and camps are what often decide Garden games. At least he is very good at clearing the enemy camps.
A tier maps Infernal Shrines
The map has lots of bushes, 3 lanes to soak and moderate macro relevance. One thing that makes Dehaka still a star on the map is his ability to drag shaman camps into towers to instantly clear them. Just because I took him lower than on some others doesn’t mean he isn’t great here, the reason I didn’t put him in S was mostly because he is not the most effective in clearing the extremely impactful objective alone, nor is he very good at dealing with it if enemy gets it.
Where Dehaka really sucks is when he has to fight on an open lane with no bushes, to defend against a punisher or such.
Tomb of the Spider Queen
Historically this is a bit controversial take due to the map’s small size. Which is true, it is against Dehaka’s global value. it doesn’t mean though it isn’t immensely relevant on the map, since it can be used to prevent the good old boss cap strategy of taking bot camp, and moving to boss as enemy has to deal with a siege camp.
Aside from that, due to its small size however Dehaka can stack essence extremely quickly, and the quantity of bushes makes him a danger everywhere on the map even without his global.
Dehaka is a very hard to gank offlane, which means gems collected by Dehaka are far more safe than on some other popular offlaners.
B tier maps Battlefield of Eternity
Not the best map for him, but playable. The objective sucks the same way as it does on IS and it is more early game heavy. The distance between lanes makes essence management much more difficult.Things he does do well on the map though is defending shaman camps, which is more valuable here than any other map in my opinion. The middle of the map is also riddled with bushes, giving him a ton of opportunities to position properly and getting good drags in. The distance between lanes does also mean the bottom part of the team can play much more aggressively for camps since the global does threaten a constant 5v4. Alterac Pass
I hate playing Dehaka on Alterac, but it could be worse. Little amount of bushes makes rotating extremely hard and dragging camps to towers is often of low value. Additionally, taking camps is of a high value and Dehaka really does not do it well on Alterac. The one thing Alterac has going for him is its large size, and the few bushes it has are around objectives so he can still sidepush and join for a fight.
Dehaka typically isn’t awesome due to the difficulties of gaining essence, relevance of winning point on top lane and lack of siege giant/shamans. The bonus is, if you do win the point its fairly easy to win the bottom point aswell due to using global after bullying the enemy offlaner away from point.
D tier maps Volskaya Industries
No bushes, small size, mostly item based camps. Unless Dehaka is the only hero you play, I’d not recommend picking him here.
Base Kit tips Drag [Q]
- This ability is what most often will win games. Its the longest CC on a basic ability and it has a reposition to boot. Unfortunately, it is also one of the harder parts of playing the hero. Some tips regarding its use;
- While dragging someone, you can still auto attack even if it hurts your movement slightly. In 1v1 it is pretty much always worth it though since good part of your 1v1 damage does come from AAs.
- Drag cannot be cancelled, and you cannot cast E while dragging. Hence recommended to not do reckless drags on low hp while your E is still up.
As I eluded earlier, you don’t have to be the one to deal the actual damage to mercs. You can also drag them into towers and forts for a faster clear. The damage of the drag isn’t high, 160 at a base (159% of one AA), but it is big enough that if you know you are going to base to get mana or you won’t be needing it any time soon, using drag for damage on PvE does increase your clear speed. It is mana intensive, which is why I excluded its use to the two scenarios above.
Landing drags on heroes
- You don’t have to fish for one. If you can start a fight with a clutch drag that is great. But usually if every other hero is just posturing, that drag is going to get interrupted quickly. It can be good to wait for a bit of chaos to happen so people are less focused on the Dehaka and will have harder time dodging it.
- In general, targets that are walking towards you are the ones that are easiest to hit. If someone is dancing sideways in front of me, I dont have to use it yet.
- Holding the drag: Sometimes not pressing Q when you have it up is more potent than pressing it. It happens quite often on offlane and in teamfights that people are so focused on dodging drag that they are walking in circles in awkward positions eating tons of damage. At some point, after they have taken enough they have to walk away in a straight line - which is when they are an easy grab.
- Use your E. I’ll go over more of this in talents, but you can set up an easy drag on anyone with the use of the level 4 talent ‘’Lurker Strain’’.
- While dragging someone, you can still auto attack even if it hurts your movement slightly. In 1v1 it is pretty much always worth it though since good part of your 1v1 damage does come from AAs.
- Mostly used for waveclear, but it does have a few other applications. Post 13 it also becomes your damage and your slow, and you have to use E less for drag setups.
- Against certain heroes like Leoric for instance being able to pass through heir hitbox has some significant advantages. The downside is, you cannot bodyblock while using the ability.
Essence Collection [D]
- A good bit of this one’s utility comes from the level 4 talent.
- If playing without the level 4, this is mostly the panic button to use in order to dodge a skill shot, or to buy time for your trait to regenerate you to higher health. Your W does deal damage while you are burrowed, so you can use it while clearing waves in order to dodge spell power reductions from Blaze Qs and such.
- Easily the most overlooked and most screwed up part about playing Dehaka. Using 50 essence restores about 61% of Dehaka’s max health. Going to fight without it is like entering one with 40% hp and the healer cannot even patch it up.
- One should never look to enter a fight unless absolutely necessary without essence. If an objective is on its way, it's better to not just directly trade into the enemy offlane just so you are not forced to use your trait before a fight. If I am low on health, I rather use HS and then burrow to the objective (or waddle back to lane first to force the enemy to play aggro on the objective).
- One minion wave gives 14 essence. Even if forced to use essence, if the map is small enough there is a shot you can collect it back before it's too late. Three waves are usually sufficient, getting you to 42 essence. If you are not double soaking in the early game (often due to having a bad lane match up or having to clear camps on a big map), around 1:30 you can use your essence and then unbind the ability until the next objective.
Talents / Builds breakdown
- The other easily screwed up part about the hero is the use of global. It is not often correct to use it to get to a lane in order to soak, you have your movement speed for that. When used aggressively though, you can use it to start a teamfight from a position where your drags are much harder to deal with.
- Even when not used, it provides value. As long as your Z is up, the enemy cannot reliably invade your camps (or well, it isn’t smart), you can force the enemy to play objectives more aggressively than they would want to by remaining on side soak before burrowing.
- Situationally it can be used like this if there is a large wave and you know there won’t be an objective coming in the next 70s and the camps are down (especially relevant on ToD) but generally I’d advice learning to save burrows for aggressive usage, and shifting rest of the playstyle to be more macro focused.
- Using Z does remove you from the game for 1.5 seconds allowing you to cleanse most debuffs and avoid Chromie loop if your E is off CD.
- There is an odd interaction that allows Dehaka to clear Chromie loops and avoiding Dots without committing: If you self cast Brushstalker while in a bush, or click the bush location within your own unit radius, the ability is not put on cooldown when used but it still puts you in stasis / removes harmful effects. This is a fairly niche trick but useful when it comes up. I am not sure at this point if this borders bug abuse since blizzard is fairly unclear on what are intended interactions and part of the balance, looking at you Samuro and hearthstone teleport tricks.
To start off, different builds have different values on different levels of play. The build I pick most of the time is immensely powerful in diamond, master and GM SL aswell as competitive. It is equally powerful in lower ones, but some other builds also become better there (Such as the W build). The % mentions are just my rough estimates on how often I pick a certain talent.
Standard/Recommended build: 3/1/1/1/1/2/1
BeginneLow SL build:1/3/3/2/2/2
Situational Braxis/Alterac build: 2/X/X/1/3/2/1
- This is a good talent. It does make Dehaka a lot more durable, it gives him extra duration on W which has some synergy with Hero Stalker.
- The downside is that it cripples his rotations and lethality of his burrow flanks somewhat substantially in comparison to Enhanced Agility. As it is, Dehaka is extremely durable already and while extra sustain never hurts, there is a point where other aspects should be considered.
- On every map where Dehaka is great, this is awesome. It enables all the rotations between lanes for easy essence gathering, it has great synergy with the 13 talent due to increased duration. In teamfights, this is what allows Dehaka to easily get into positions where drags are easy to land.
- Completing it early is nice, but it isn’t something to be too fussed about since the baseline version of it is already great.
Level 4 Lurker Strain
- Technically the best for pure 1v1
- I consider this a bit of a training wheels talent, since it does make gaining essence much more easier and the increased. I do pick it still on Braxis just for the increased lane sustain to cover for lack of essence from double soaking. It is not bad on BoE either but Enhanced Agility is also really good on it for the amount of bushes.
- Has synergy with Primal Rage due to increased cap on essence.
- This might be the most powerful talent on Dehaka, bar none. Not just the level 4. To paint a comparison, imagine getting E.T.C W with a massive slow, greater knockback, higher damage and stealth from just a level 4 talent. However, it is also the hardest talent to play since it helps you in no way in essence management and it is more complex in its use than the others
- Works extremely well against heroes that are weak against displacements and is very insufferable for several tanks such as Diablo and Varian. If there is ever a moment when Diablo sees a good wall stun, Dehaka can use E preemptively and just stay hidden for your team to reposition to a better spot. If Diablo charges, his Q (or if you miss it, his E) gets interrupted and he will be slowed with no mobility in a bad spot, ready to be dragged to his death. Into Diablo it has extra value since the stealth makes it so he cannot use Q on you.
- Onto heroes like Imperius and Thrall, it's good to use whenever they press their limited time window damage abilities (E’s on both of them). The displacement tends to ruin their effective teamfight window. Even getting a spear through to anyone as Imperius gets complicated. To Yrel, you can use it to interrupt jumps easily even if she is positioning behind minions. This is also one of the few ways to somewhat reliably get drags on the more elusive divers.
- The other good thing about it is that it really makes your kill pressure less reliant on drags. If you have Enhanced Agility you can often position yourself in places easily where you can knock one target towards your team while moving everyone else away. It is extremely potent with heroes like Stukov and Malfurion with powerful consistent AoE effects you can knock them into. On BoE, immortal stuns become your best friend.
- Akin to Mighty Gust, the daze duration as the opponent has no control over their character is always the same regardless of the distance travelled. It is not terribly long duration knockback, and characters have a few frames to press a button that would move them from the drag. However, if Dehaka does push them against the wall, even the slow missile speed of drag is fast enough to confirm a drag to land on any target before they can teleport away.
- A great talent, shame about its tier. This is often what wins games in lower ranks where teamfights last for a long time and using this alongside Symbiosis can grant Dehaka several health bars in a fight. This talent makes the hero a lot easier to play.
- While it is great in lower ranks, there is a bit of an unfortunate side effects to this; Very often when I see Dehaka’s play with this talent the idea that they can get essence without soaking leads them into not soaking. You still should not arrive to fights with no essence because they can still do a blow up before you can get enough of it, and you should still make use of your global presence and soak sidelines. The talent makes some bad habits far less punished creating the illusion that the other options are worse when they are tried.
- Great into Samuro for fairly obvious reasons
- Used to be my go-to until Lurker Strain was buffed. The effect makes gaining essence much easier and allows making trades on offlane. I do recommend this one if you are learning to play the hero and managing essence isn’t yet your strong suit. It teaches less bad habits than Hero Stalker and gives him some extra merc clear which is nice.
- On Alterac I listed this as a situational pick since you are doing a lot of offsoaking and potentially have to be the one to split to defend the camps as an objective spawns. Enhanced Agility is not recommended on the map so its much harder to get into good positions for your E knockbacks in the early game. Lurker Strain is still very good on the map.
- Drag is insanely powerful as it is, and this makes it so it becomes even stronger and more spammable. The extra 0.5 second duration is a long time to suffer when you are being dragged into a worse position. The CD starts immediately after landing a drag so you can already prep your next drag during the old one with AAs.
- If you miss a drag, you can hit walls and minions to get it back up faster. Without this talent I’d recommend skipping trying to do fish kills with a drag entirely since missing it gets heavily punished and confines you to being a standing duck for 14 seconds. This also applies to playing several lanes, you should always look to AA whatever you can safely to reset drag CD as quickly as possible.
- The core talent of the W build. It makes your W spammable which has natural synergy with all the other W talents. Downside is, it doesn’t actually reduce the W’s mana cost and spamming W can quickly drain your mana bar.
- The upside of this build is that it gives Dehaka great damage numbers in games where focus fire is less precedent, it gives him much greater sustain which also matters more in games with less focus fire and it makes him reasonably useful with little skill involved. Its great into melee comps but…in order for it to be really good you need Hero Stalker and Lurker Strain also happens to be extremely powerful into melee comps. I do recommend this for beginners and plat and below SL.
- Into Samuro it is almost a necessity in order to be able to sustain the pressure, which is where I still lock it.
- This is terrible. Dehaka has reasonably good shot at holding on to gambit stacks but the damage over time in team fights is rarely more useful than the extra duration & fishing potential of Feeding Frenzy and less impactful in 1v1s than the CDR.
- High skill high reward skill shot.
- 3s silence and slow is often as good as a kill when used in a right spot. One easy way to land one is right after landing a drag when they are close and have to run away, but into some heroes I’d recommend the opposite. Especially into brightwing. If she doesn’t die during the drag she won’t die at all due to blinking away. While the drag stun and silence will mostly overlap, the isolation’s vision removal does have a side effect of being unable to press Z or Blink Heal for 6 seconds. The 30% slow on the isolation also makes drags a lot easier to land if you do manage to secure an isolation.
- The ability does have a high delay and moderate travel speed, which is why its often great as a follow up. Alternatively if you have trust on your aim, using Z to join a fight as your team is engaging and going straight for the Rehgar from flank for instance to put him of a 6s timer of no Ancestral is fairly effective if your team lacks the tools to kill a target before an ancestral would land.
- Too slow of an effect just to add more sustain to already a very high sustain hero.
- Low ranks and for beginners this can be great since the focus fire will often be more forgiving, allowing this to trigger on time.
Level 13 Ferocious Stalker
- Massive power spike.
- This allows your W to instantly clear waves. It allows you to do big enough damage to threaten a solo kill on a flank, and it gives you access to very easy slow so you don’t have to use other tools to confirm drags. If you are clearing waves, this it is almost always worth the detour to move to a bush and trigger this. Assuming you have Enhanced Agility that is. The talent isn’t worthless and sometimes even worth picking without it, but it becomes much more consistent with it.
- 4 %
Primal Rage -
- If I am playing the hero stalker build , I might consider this. But on top of Samuro, it gains a bit of extra value against heroes that naturally have armor like Deathwing. It sucks enough to play Dehaka into DW but this makes it a bit more tolerable.
- Need to still win point on Braxis? This is awesome. If you are in BoE and your team decided once again to draft 0 race and you don’t have enhanced agility? Great. But it is often the option to pick when you are in a situation you should not be in to begin with.
- Has synergy with Tissue Regen due to having a higher cap on the AA damage
- Potentially good,
- Most of the value of this talent comes from the fact it is not meta and people misjudge the drag range. The issue is that Drag has fairly slow missile speed and usually isn’t very reliable on max range to begin with - and it is even more unreliable on a higher range. Drag is still a powerful enough ability that this talent cannot be called bad.
- A fairly worthless option.
- Has synergies with the AA build but it does also have some issues. You need to use bushes to get value out of this, and if you are able to do so you often want Enhanced Agility. Meanwhile the AA build is fairly reliant on Primal Rage that kind of wants Tissue Regen instead of agility to function. The temporary AA speed increase is fairly low, and while the armor is nice we don’t need to pump the hero’s sustain upwards much more.
- An insane talent. It makes Dehaka much harder to kill and near impossible to gank (especially when combined with Lurker Strain). But on top of the defensive elements, the kill potential of being always able to move to a position where the knockback effect of E is just perfect is the greatest draw. My usual sequence when killing a frontliner post 16 often is Drag -> move back -> E to their other side -> knock the kill target back to allies and push everyone else away from helping.
Change is Survival
- If Isolation is good, up to 5 isolations is also good. Tanks get a nasty habit of trying to peel for their backliners from isolations by blocking them and this puts a stop to that. You don’t need to hit many targets for it to be great, a single isolation effectively puts 1 person out of a fight for 6 seconds. If you hit it on even 2, you are likely to win the fight if you do it early and they cannot all just back away.
- If you pick Adaptation, this is reasonably good.
- The effect is nice, but usually just nice isn’t enough to compete with a threat to silence an entire enemy team.
- You do have other slows as it is, and requiring the AA targets to be heroes makes it fairly inconsistent to use. I pick this mostly if we are ending the game and Isolation happens to be on cooldown.
- Just a worse version of Epic Mount of Falstad, and even that has fallen off the meta. The reason why Epic Mount is still situationally viable at places is that the talent is on a hero that is not vulnerable when threatening a core with no bushes around, one that has solid siege damage on structures and the global can be used to go to core aswell as for moving out of there.
- Meanwhile Dehaka cannot really do the same shenanigans as Falstad to the same extent even with this talent. He can move only away from the core, and he is extremely vulnerable to getting rotated there if the enemy has any interrupts to Z.
Do note that these estimations expect two equally skilled players, and playing with the talents listed above. Most of them do not directly improve the 1v1, so experiences may vary.Favored match ups
Fairly even match ups
- Malthael (post 7)
- Chen (post 7)
- Imperius (Post 4)
Unfavored match ups
- Samuro (Can be made into even with adjustments)
- Deathwing (No chance)
- Thrall does not have really high clear, and his damage window is heavily limited by his windfury. If you use E and knock him back when he does windfury, or drag him, he will often be forced to tank minions while trading negatively against you.
- Once again, the key is the use of E. His damage window is often limited to his Q + E window. If you knock him back as soon as he uses E, he loses his sustain. After 7 it gets much easier since you don’t just have to rely on your burrow to deny it.
- For all his mobility, Illidan is fairly easy to drag. And I am not saying to try to drag him as he is attacking and jumping about, save it for when he uses Q. The windup on the ability is long enough that you can land if by aiming it on your other side as soon as he uses it.
- If he does not use Q, you can make the drags easier to land by backing off and forcing him to run into you for an easier target.
- Every second drain can be canceled with E and you just need to dodge half of them to come out ahead. Leo E has 10s CD while Burrow has 17s post level 4 so the time window is also limited for Leo to land the drain.
- As I alluded to earlier, using Swarm during this timer to stack with his hitbox makes it hard for Leo to land a drain, but admittedly it is not the easiest thing to pull off as Dehaka either.
- Artanis' shields and Dehaka's low single target damage do not go well together. In order for Dehaka to do well on the lane, they need to count the CD left on Artanis shield and aim drags to land when he cannot get a shield up.
- Artanis cannot really recover from taking big hits due to lack of self healing mechanics, so while Dehaka is outtraded in the short run over longer period he can be taken down. Just don't trade with him right after his shields reset.
- This is a match up where both need to play smart. Yrel can deny Dehaka’s clear by timing a D + W as soon as Dehaka presses Dark Swarm, and Dehaka can deny Yrel’s clear by using E and Q to interrupt jumps and Q casts
- E does have a mini stun to it so it does interrupt all the casts. The match up really comes down to who bothers the other more on the clear. Both of the two have fairly scuffed single target damage so the wave management is usually what makes the difference in clear
- You can technically deny all her healing and clear if you are good enough with drags.
- Her hitbox is fairly small on bruiser standards (only 0.75 - for sake of comparison, Dehaka’s is 1.0 and Leoric's is 0.81) with extra movement speed and she can do the same to your drags as you can do to Leoric by spinning on top of your hitbox. In a pinch the E also does interrupt her spin.
- If she picks Wrath you are done 1v1’ing.
- I am not trolling when I say this but a good murky is the bane of Dehaka on lane. Dehaka is very prone to getting kited by slows and his low single target damage doesn’t really put a dent on Murky’s hp regen, and he clears the wave slower than a murky does.
As per usual, hopefully someone got something out of this. It has been a while since I written my last write up on bruisers. If there are any other particular bruisers people would want to see me make a write up on, do mention it. (I had to repost this due to reddit markdown acting stupid).
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2023.06.02 14:25 No-Neighborhood9893 Unlocking The Potential Of React Native: Elevate Your Mobile Apps To New Heights
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Making mobile apps
has changed a lot in the past few years. Developers
Developers used to have to make different apps for each operating system. With React Native, they only have to write code once and can use it on many different platforms
. This not only saves time, but also makes growth much cheaper. React Native lets developers make UI components that can be used on mobile devices. It does this by letting them use the power of React. Benefits of React Native For Mobile Apps Cross-platform development:
Cross-platform writing is possible with React Native, which is one of its best features. With React Native, developers only have to write code once, and it can be used on both iOS and Android devices. This eliminates the need to make different codebases for each platform, which saves a lot of time and work. By using the same software for all systems, developers can make sure that everything is the same and give users a smooth experience. Advantages of writing code once for multiple platforms:
When writers use React Native, they only have to write code once for multiple platforms. This will save you a lot of time and work. Instead of having different teams for developing for iOS and Android, a single team can work on both devices at the same time. This streamlined development process saves time and money that would have been spent on hiring
different teams and keeping track of various codebases. Also, all systems can get patches and bug fixes at the same time. This makes the experience for users more consistent and makes maintenance
easy. Read More
2023.06.02 14:25 marwoodconstruction1 What Is General Contracting? - Marwood Construction
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The only real advantage of not using a general contractor is to save money on your building project investment. So, the question you may ask yourself is, is it worth the savings to me be my own prime contractor?
To answer this question, you must understand what the prime contractor actually does as well as the associated risks with the inherent risk of their responsibilities.
Texas does not require the licensing of general contractors. The State of Texas does require licensing for plumbers, electricians, and mechanical contractors to provide proof of proficiency, pass an exam of minimum standards, and comprehension of the specific trades’ building codes. The required licensing in theory provides the public with a much higher confidence in professional competency and an additional source of authority oversight.
Although building contractors
are not licensed in Texas, the best of them will continue to increase their education and stay current with new laws and required building code updates to be effective in their services.
Texas may not require licensing certification, but this would indeed provide a method to enforce the essential business prerequisites for maintaining the highest standards in the contracting industry. What then are the benefits in Texas of using a prime contractor that is not required to be licensed?
One of the most effective ways to determine a building contractor’s competency is by openly discussing their experience during the vetting process. Read more…
2023.06.02 14:25 Argonoils My "best friend" went to the zoo with my roommate without me and now I'm not sure if I'm overreacting
My roommate is in our friend group and I introduced the both of them 2 years ago. My best friend of 10 years had a spare ticket to go to a zoo I've never been to but I didn't know about this till yesterday. Yesterday I asked my roommate if she was free and she sent me a odd text that seemed secretive and was pretty much like "no busy sorry". Then she left the apartment without a word. I had nothing to do that day so I went out myself. My best friend sent pics from the zoo and j asked her how it went. She said it was a work trip with her coworkers. I asked if she was going to meet up with me downtown that night for our usually get togethers and then she casually mentioned my roommate was with her.
I was confused and asked if she went to the zoo without me. Then my best friend made some excuses that she uninvited her boyfriend and invited my roommate last minute instead.
For one I don't understand why I wasn't invited. I had nothing to do that day and had the money to go but none of them invited me. My roommates boyfriend at home told me while it was wrong of them not tell me that they could hang out without me whenever they wanted. I never said they couldn't hang out...but the whole thing went down very weird like they were trying to keep a secret until I confronted my best friend.
I feel gaslit. Also I have been having issues with my best friend lately since her divorce. She has been ruder, stealing from small businesses, and saying things that have been getting under my skin. She also started to annoy me when she brought an uninvited guest to my wedding last year. And she didn't stick up for me when I was being bullied by a ex boyfriend but I went to court for her when her ex was stalking her...
I don't know if I'm overreacting but I feel done with her and I feel like she has stolen the spotlight with all my friends and that she is gaslighty and manipulative.
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2023.06.02 14:25 Ebizfiling01 Unlocking the Potential: Exploring the Features and Functions of Wholly Owned Indian Subsidiaries
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Functioning of Wholly Owned Indian Subsidiary
A wholly-owned subsidiary is a corporation with all its shares held by another corporation, known as the parent company. This type of subsidiary can be established through a takeover or split-off from the parent company. Typically, the parent company holds ownership ranging from 51% to 99%. However, if the parent company desires lower costs and risks, it may create a subsidiary, associate, or joint venture where it owns a minority stake. This approach is also applicable when the parent company cannot obtain complete or majority ownership. In this article, we will explore the features and functions of an subsidiary company in INDIA
How does Wholly owned Indian Subsidiary work?
In a wholly-owned Indian subsidiary, the parent company owns all the shares, eliminating the presence of minority shareholders. The subsidiary operates with the approval of the parent company and may or may not have direct input into all activities and management decisions. This arrangement could result in an unconsolidated subsidiary.
A wholly-owned subsidiary is typically established in a country different from that of the parent company. The subsidiary often has its own executive structure, products, and customers. Having a wholly-owned subsidiary enables the parent company to sustain operations in different geographic areas and markets. These factors help the parent company adapt to market changes, geopolitical factors, and trade practices.
Basic Features of a Wholly Owned Indian Subsidiary
A wholly-owned subsidiary can be formed as a private limited company, share-limited company, guarantee-limited company, or a liability company. The Indian Companies Act of 2013 offers numerous exemptions for private limited companies, making it recommended to establish a private company with a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Key Features of Wholly Owned Indian Subsidiary
- The wholly-owned subsidiary is subject to Indian law, specifically the Companies Act of 2013.
- It is permitted to engage in various business practices, including production, marketing, and service industries.
- When 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is allowed, no prior approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is required.
- It is considered a domestic company under tax laws, allowing it to avail deductions and allowances applicable to other Indian companies.
- Funding can be sourced from pooled capital and loans.
Functioning of a Wholly Owned Subsidiary
While the parent corporation exercises analytical and tactical control over its wholly-owned subsidiaries, the subsidiary's operational autonomy is generally lower than that of the parent company, especially if the subsidiary has a long operational history abroad. When a company uses its own employees to run the subsidiary, it becomes easier to develop standard operating procedures compared to taking over an existing company and running it.
The parent company can utilize its access to data and protection guidelines to safeguard the acquired subsidiary's intellectual property. Additionally, implementing similar financial structures and sharing administrative and marketing programs can lead to cost savings for all businesses. The parent corporation guides the invested assets of the wholly-owned subsidiary.
However, establishing a wholly-owned subsidiary may result in overpayment for assets, particularly if other companies are competing for the same business. Building relationships with local sellers and buyers can also cause delays in the company's operations. Cultural differences can pose challenges when recruiting workers from an outside affiliate.
The parent company assumes all the risks associated with owning a subsidiary, which may increase if the local legislation significantly differs from the laws in the parent company's country.
Examples of wholly-owned subsidiary systems include Volkswagen AG, which is wholly owned by the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., and its leading brands: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini (wholly owned by Audi AG), and Volkswagen. Marvel Entertainment and EDL Holding Company LLC are wholly owned by the Walt Disney Company subsidiaries. Starbucks India, a coffee giant, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Private Limited.
Minimum Criteria to Start a Wholly Owned Subsidiary
To start a wholly owned subsidiary in India, the following criteria must be met:
- At least 2 directors.
- At least 2 shareholders.
- Paid-up capital of at least 1 lakh rupees.
- Directors of the Indian business can be NRIs, PIOs, foreign nationals, or foreign citizens, as permitted by the Companies Act of 2013. To become a director of an Indian company, the individual must obtain a Digital Signature Certificate and Director Identification Number (DIN).
The formation of a wholly-owned foreign company subsidiary in India requires approval for 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and prior approval from the Reserve Bank of India is no longer necessary. Nowadays, FDI is permitted under the Automatic Route without the government's prior consent and RBI registration.
2023.06.02 14:25 Fractalrdr2 Should I get a job (ECs)
I've seen many posts about saying how real working experience benefits your app. (Not talking Abt working for your parents) is it worth swapping a EC to get a job. I am a rising junior
Major: CS, Mechanical engineering, ecom
Here are my current ECs
- Internship at (very well known company)
- Robotics-2 years won multiple competitions
- DECA 3 years vice president
- Started STEM club foundepresident 2 years
- Created landscaping products that are being used by multiple companies one of them is patent pending
- Jujitsu 3 years purple belt (won numerous county competitions)
- Volleyball 3 years
- Independent research project on machine learning published by some journals (20 pages)
- Developed multiple apps, my best is an app to prevent distracted driving, 10k+ downloads over all 4 apps
- volunteer work for a nonprofit testing water quality 2 years
- fostered kittens at my house for a non profit 2 ish years (those little shits shredded my chairs)
(I know I can only put 10)
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2023.06.02 14:25 throwragemco My (23f) bf (24m) uncomfortable with what I wear and puts me down for it.
Hi so my bf used to hype me up and be encouraging towards me, since I didn’t have the best confidence when I first met him.
Because of his encouragement, support, and now I have a job, I can afford better clothes, and I formed a style that I like. It wasn’t a drastic change. The most revealing things I wear are crop tops, tanks, and shorts, and that would mostly be in the summer. But in general, I enjoy wearing sweaters, long sleeves, baggy pants, and long skirts.
My bf says he loves my outfits. Some times I’ll show him my new clothes and try them on for him I get whenever he comes over. He would tell me I look gorgeous and be all affectionate with me.
I realize that started to change eventually. One time we went on a date, I was wearing a hoodie, crop top, and shorts, but I had to take off my hoodie because it was getting hot. Then I got catcalled by some guys. My bf was upset (not mad) at that, and I was trying to comfort him. I don’t remember the exact words but he basically asked me if I only took off my hoodie just to get that attention. And no, I didn’t because I underestimated how hot it was going to be, so I just took it off or else I would start sweating bullets, and I hate being sweaty.
Another time, I wore earrings that were a gift from my mom. I was wearing a sweater and baggy jeans as well. I thought I looked nice. My bf and I met up to hang out, and he commented on my hoop earrings saying that he’s never seen me wear them before, which was probably true, this was probably his first time seeing them, but I had them for a while, and I told him that. Then he said that he heard that women only wear hoop earrings for attention. That really made me upset. I told him that my mom gave them to me, and he said “Well now I feel like an asshole”. We started arguing. He then said in a passive aggressive way “I’m sorry I’m not like one of the boyfriends that are okay with their girlfriends wearing bikinis to rave parties.” Idk why he said that, I don’t wear rave clothes nor do I like going to parties anyway. I was crying at this point. I asked him why he couldn’t just support me with the way I dress. And he said that he was uncomfortable with the thought of me going out on my own knowing I dress like this.
I offered to change the way I dress, but he said “No it’s your choice, I don’t want to be controlling.” I could’ve been wrong but he said it in a kind of sulky way.
Another thing that I found out is that he follows models on instagram and has liked pics of them posing in a sexual way, wearing revealing clothing. I found out because they popped up on my explore page, showing that he liked them, and I ended going down a rabbit hole. It wouldn’t really bother me if it weren’t for the way he’s been treating me now.
We argued about this again later down the road, and I tried standing up for myself, saying that I was my own person, but he got upset (again, not mad) that I said that. I asked him why he would put me down for dressing the way I like. His reason is that he didn’t feel included in my growth and that I was just leaving him behind. I asked him how I could include him more, that should I show him my outfits before going out, or show him every new clothing item I get? He said no, he didn’t have an exact answer, he said “I just want to feel like I was being included, but I guess you just don’t care. You don’t understand my feelings at all.”
I do care, that’s why Ive offered to change the way I dress, show him my outfits more, etc. He doesn’t want me to do those things but at the same time he’s not giving me an exact answer, so I have to figure it out but I don’t know what to do. I just want my bf to be happy and supportive of me. It hurts me that he’s treating me this way. I hate sounding jealous, but it feels unfair that he likes these pics of models, but he treats me differently from them. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the way I dress, but he has issues with it now.
I want to understand him more but it’s hard to. Do you guys understand what he wants? What should I do to include him more or make him feel more comfortable?
TDLR: My bf is uncomfortable with what I wear and puts me down for it because he doesn’t feel included.
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2023.06.02 14:25 theCristianoAlmeida Simple way to access my best images
I usually generate a lot of images before getting to the result I want. Then I don't delete any, cause I use Leonardo AI for free and deleting stuff individually is tough. So the good images can easily get lost among the bad ones. There's not a way to share/save a link to the generated image with it's prompt, is there? You can't like your own images like you can with other people's, right? That would help. What's the easiest way to access my best images?
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2023.06.02 14:25 Teridax68 Player-Facing Rolls: Everything you need to let your players make all the rolls in a session!
2023.06.02 14:24 arendecott13 Critique of my novel blurb
All of the words below are original to me and should they be used by others I will literally cry (I am completely serious, this book is my baby and I will come for you). This is not advertisement of my novel by any means but rather a critique request on how my book will be received based on the judging of its dust cover.
Now that I have that out of the way here is said blurb:
“It has been nearly ten years since Alexandra lost everything. Her family, her home, her humanity… and everything she thought was left of her soul. Stolen from her by a sociopathic monster who Changed her into an unrecognizable version of her former self, and left her to die or beat the impossible odds of survival. After all this time Alex was convinced that her life had finally settled into a routine - albeit an unconventional one - until her world was turned upside down by a chance encounter with fate.
Evan knew who he was and what his place was in the world. He had a loving foster family, a good home, and a fulfilling life. He thought that he knew everything there was to understand about his kin, his identity, and the world he called his own. Until the unthinkable happened - a sinister coven of vampires drove him and his pack right into the territory of a potentially dangerous beast. One question hangs everything he loves and lives for in the balance: will this beast protect them, turn them away, or finish the job started by the vampires chasing them?
Once living separate lives, a series of events will bring two strangers together and challenge everything they thought they knew about themselves, each other, and the hidden world they both lived in. However, there is more to this situation than what is seen on the surface, and turmoil may be closer on the horizon than either thought possible.”
Any thoughts good or bad would be helpful! I am in particular looking for:
- Formatting (Does it fit/look good/do all 3 components complement each other well)
- POV (novel is in first person but follows 2 MCs. Is 3rd omniscient the best viewpoint even though it is limited to the blurb?)
- Verb tense (past vs present vs future… which is more appropriate do you think?)
- Pacing (Does this read well? Did certain words/phrases stop you up or impact how well you can understand what I am describing? Is there a word you would change [and use a synonym for]?)
- Hook level from 1-10 (1 meaning this completely turns you off of the book and you would never read/recommend this to anyone and wonder who in their right mind approved and printed this; 10 is you have to read this now, cannot wait for it to come out so you can find out what happens, and you are already hopping on the fan bandwagon from this alone. I do not expect close to a 10 right out of the gate so please be honest)
PS this would be my debut novel so I have no publisher experience.
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2023.06.02 14:23 SwervYT Am I wrong, or my parents? (Thoughts of leaving my house forever)
Hi guys this is my first time posting on here tbh, I am 16 years old and I really want to leave my house. Obviously, I am not old enough to leave and live on my own, as here in Dubai the legal age is 18. My parents are really strict as their upbringing was very military-like and full of rules with painful punishments (beatings), However, me on the other hand, I was born and raised in Dubai with a more liberated lifestyle so I have obviously inherited a less strict persona from people in school and outside friends, my parents really wanted me to be like them and they were always comparing me to themselves and how good they were during their youth (which is true they were very disciplined), but despite their strictness, I always felt like they treated me so badly, they are so focused on studying and they keep trying to pave my way for the future, like I get that you are so determined on me having a good future but you are doing it in the wrong way as I have no choice to decide about MY OWN life and make MY OWN decisions or mistakes, and me personally I really hate school, like more than anyone, at 16 years of age, I would rather play with toys like a 5 yr old than to study for just 20 mins, I really believe that its not because of laziness or anything because I also go to the gym and if you go to gym aswell, you would know its not so easy as it takes determination and patience, so with that said, its not because I am lazy to do work or cant be asked, its because I just don't like studying and learning things and I jus do not know if education is really my route because I have not been to college before or seen what being an engineer or a doctor is like on a more detailed scale, I know it works and provides people with jobs but its not how I want my future to be, I am more of a youtuber, actor. boxer (or muay thai) and body builder type of a guy, I really want to make videos that are funny and entertaining, I really want attention and fame, I want to become the next big thing, not through scientific research and experiments but through youtube and gym, I have (which my parents laughed at saying how sh*t of a goal it was), my parents try to give me the choice of job that I want in the future (not youtube because that is inexistent to them apparently) but everytime I have a conversation about my goals of possibly becoming an actor I never mention it because whenever they talk to me they always mention and push their ideas about becoming a doctor, engineer, lawyer, etc. And it really sucks man, like what if I want to be an actor, or an artist, or something a little more creative that fits my personality rather than jotting down equations on a piece of paper. Now the only reason why I spent most of my life in school and not spoke to my parents about pursuing a stereotyped smaller route (acting and stuff) or even quitting school overall, was because I saw how determined they were to let me live a good life which is a very good thing so I did not want to upset them.
When I was younger I was very obedient and therefore studied 24/7 because of my mom, she kept giving me so many assignments a day to complete when I was only like 10 years old, she treated me like a highschooler with so much stuff to do and tight deadlines, obviously I was gonna do really good at school because of it, it was just too much, at that age I did not mind at all because all I thought then was my parents are right and whatever they told me to do was right, but when I grew older I realized that I was so introverted and barely went out unless it was my closest friends birthday or something, I barely had friends at school, I do not know how to conversate with people, and because I did not go out or play a sport I was becoming extremely fat (which my parents said it was because of me being lazy) with no social experiences , I decided to ask my parents to play a sport and they managed to let me play football (soccer) 2 times a week, which really boosted my wellbeing from the intensive studying I did at home. When I reached highschool my parents flooded me with outside tutors almost to the point where everyday I had an studying session with a tutor, this completely ruined my wellbeing and mental health as I was only in year 7 (grade 6), I felt so overwhelmed which made me hate studying completely and thought it was the worst thing that has entered my life, and due to my filled schedule, when I had free time, I tried my best to play video games, I started messing around in school because I do not have time for messing around at home, I started playing video games a lot more and focusing less about the stuff my tutor taught me.
But whenever I look at my parents I get this reality check in my head and this voice appears and its like "GET UP DUDE, YOU WILL FAIL IN LIFE, MAKE YOUR PARENTS PROUD!", it was like my only source of motivation to study, I really want to make them happy, but guess what, when I finally try really hard on something, my parents do not appreciate it, like they smile and say well done but there was no emotion put to it, which is ok as they might be stressed (they are always stressed), so I take it, but if I make a mistake, even if it was not that much of a big deal, they would burst into flames, they shout at me, curse at me, they say that I do not have a future at all, and as much as I don't want to expose it as I never told anyone this before, they physically abuse me and they are proud of it. One time I tried telling my mom after she hit me with a long thick wooden stick that hitting will only teach me to rebel against her when I grew up and that it does not have any effect on me besides being more careful when committing the mistake, but she said that she felt good when she hit me and it made her feel more comfortable which goes to show that she is not hitting me to teach me a lesson but to only make her feel better (like I am a stress reliever that she can abuse), I spoke to different counsellors at school and they spoke to my parents about the hitting, and my parents fought off the school and informed them that they would continue hitting me as I am their child and they can do whatever I want, and my response to that is, that I never chose to be born by these parents, I never had a say in whether I wanted to be born by them , they made me by having fun under the sheets, and I never got to choose, so do they really own me or is it more like a controlled captive environment because of their wealth and authority over me. Like if I had the wealth I would've been outta here a long time ago, I would provide for my family and my lovely brother (who my parents are treating him the same way), my brother is another main reason why I am still here actually, he understands me and he is only 10 years old, he is so mature and I love him, and his existence made me realize the disgusting treatment my parents gave me when I was younger, and I do not want to leave him alone with my parents so hell end up being as introverted and depressed as me. because the environment at home with my parents is not it.
My parents argue with each other a lot, literally almost everyday, they always have an argument, mainly my mom starting the fight, she's a perfectionist who would kill over a small disagreement or mistake, she holds a huge grudge on you for things you did in the past even if it was over a decade ago, she always thinks she's right and never (like never) wrong. My dad, is a very angry and grumpy person, he does not know how to have a little fun, he gets mad really really easily, he always feels stressed because of work (which is completely understandable) he shouts and hits really hard when punishing me or my brother, he assumes a lot of things when he's in doubt even if I did not do anything. Overall, my family is a mess,
On the bright side, I started hitting the gym about 1 year and a half ago and started muay thai (martial arts) almost 3 months ago, I am in such a better shape, I have lost sm weight, built a good amount of muscle, I started talking to people a lot more, I have so many groups of friends and most importantly, my mental health is amazing.
However, I am still thinking about leaving, despite my parents letting me go to gym and stuff because I know they care for me, I jus cannot live with this bad environment at home, like my life is so good and bad at the same time that I do not know what to do, I just do not like school and I want to pursue a different path, like I am not so sure on what it is but I know that school is not for me. But my parents never gave me the choice, and this continued for a few more consecutive years until today, I am in the middle of my final exams and I still hate studying, I do not feel the priority to study at all, I have a feeling I am going to get bad grades, this test is pretty important and I am worried that my parents might physically hurt me really really hard me if I fail, or even abandon me on results day (on august 2023), I do not know what to do.
I have left like 3 to 4 times before only to come back to my parents again because I have run out of money and because we are family, and once my dad found me and picked me up, but every time I go back there they treat me well during the heat of the moment but go back to their old ways after some time has passed, it really annoys me because I obviously still love them but it is what it is man. Thank you for reading this, if you have any questions you may ask, and I will be sure to update yall when I can. Any advice would be appreciated.
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2023.06.02 14:23 prayingmantis333 Did I have an anxiety attack while getting filler?
Today I went in to get under eye Botox, but the doctor recommended I get under eye filler instead. I do agree with her because my under eyes have become more hollow, so I decided to do it.
I’ve had filler before and honestly never have any issues with pain or anxiety, but this time she used a cannula, which was a very different (more strange and painful) experience for me.
She wasn’t even done with my first eye when I suddenly felt really anxious! I asked for stress balls to hold and then started crying for awhile and needed some water. I even feel like I could cry again right now and the appointment ended an hour ago. I also feel a bit “sick to my stomach” and came home and ordered the heaviest food I could think of (lasagna lol) because I felt like I needed something to ground me. I still feel a little nauseous (but no throwing up or anything).
Was this an anxiety attack? I’ve never had one before. Why now? Maybe the fear from a new device in my face mixed with not expecting to get filler since I went in for Botox?
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