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2023.06.02 14:00 Quarterlfe_center Questioning Your Gender Identity

Questioning Your Gender Identity

Over the last few years of this pandemic, we all had a lot of alone time – time for isolation, for contemplation, for introspection. The slow-down allowed for folks to be alone with their thoughts without as many distractions. For some, there was also the added benefit of not being around societal pressures. This opened space for self-exploration to include authenticity to oneself and their experience without those social barriers. It is no surprise to me that in my clinical work I found that more people finally had space to consider and question their gender.
Now, I want to name a few important things before delving deeper:
  • Questioning your gender is not a shameful or bad thing.
  • Gender has a long history of including more than cisgendebinary narratives.
  • Questioning your gender does not automatically mean that you are not cisgender, rather it means you are intentionally exploring your authentic self.
  • Understanding your identities (professional, sexual, etc) is a lifelong process, and your gender identity is no different. It is okay to take as much time as you need in your exploration.
  • You can be gender-queer, non-binary, trans*, agender, or any other identity and want to physically transition – OR not want to. There is no requirement to take medical steps and be valid in your identity.
  • Some people really love labels, as it allows for connection to others and a place to feel grounded. Others might feel limited by labels and will never use them. All people are valid whether they use a certain label, change their label, or do not use any labels at all.
Okay, back to it – you’re questioning your gender, but how do you explore it?
This is a great question! Gender is expressed through how you walk, style your hair, dress, speak, and so much more. This truly depends on what you are hoping to shift in your life to allow for more integration between your identity and your body. Here are a few examples:
  • If you find that your pronouns do not fit you, you can experiment with trying other pronouns. This can begin by testing them out with those you trust.
  • If you realize that you do not see a genuine “you” in the mirror with your current wardrobe, you can begin to explore clothing that might feel more affirming.
  • If you recognize that there are parts of your body that you wish looked different, you can consider different affirming gear – such as chest binders, breast forms, packers, etc.
Beyond expression, you can also explore through connecting with gender expansive content. There are many resources that are accessible from books, e-books, creators, apps, and podcasts. Some gender-focused organizations also have amazing resources.
Having a therapist who is competent in trans* care is also critical. In therapy you can have more room to explore with someone who knows what it means to be affirming, understands how to hold space for dysphoria and euphoria, who can sit in the uncertainty with you, and – most importantly – will be able to name and challenge possible oppressive narratives that are often placed on those who are not cis-gender.
One last thing! There are many narratives that exist around the trans* experience, and I’ve noticed many people begin their exploration by looking at possible dysphoria (which is a feeling of discomfort that stems from a disconnect between one’s gender identity and their body). While it is important to recognize distress and discomfort in your experience, it is also important to take time to explore when you experience gender euphoria or times when you recognize that your gender is being affirmed. This euphoria allows for a deeper recognition in what your authentic and genuine self may be.
If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment or you’d like more information, contact us.
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2023.06.02 13:50 sera27272 An emerging dark horse in the entertainment world

An emerging dark horse in the entertainment world
“This time, no matter what happens, I will definitely survive.”
Dex, who was discharged through voluntary voting in 'Blood Game 1', is emerging as a dark horse in the entertainment world by playing an active role in 'Blood Game 2'. Dex in 'Game of Blood 2' has a completely different atmosphere from season 1, from the sturdy physique of a UDT native, excellent adaptability, and strong appearance to a crisis.
It was the 'Fake Man 2' that Dex started to make his name known to the public. Dex, who appeared as a special forces instructor at the time, left a deep impression on viewers with sincere advice for trainees, unlike his cold appearance. After that, he appeared in Netflix's 'Solo Hell 2' and began to build a fan base in earnest.
At that time, Dex appeared as a 'Catfish man' who joined from the middle of the program and shook women's hearts with his chic but not excessive kindness. In particular, the scene where the female performer cuts the steak so that it is easy to eat and casually says, “Eat it,” is considered a famous scene that has been talked about so far. Accordingly, there were many opinions that 'Solo Hell 2' was more boring than Season 1 at the beginning of the airing, but according to Good Data Corporation, topicality rose for 4 consecutive weeks after Dex joined in the middle, and Dex ranked first in topicality in the OTT TV category. and realized its popularity.
Other activities continue in 'Blood Game 2', where betrayal, lies, and conspiracies are rampant. In fact, 'Blood Game 2' is the second challenge for Dex. At the time of Season 1, he advanced to the semi-finals, but “I couldn’t help at all in today’s game. I don’t know why someone like me has to go to the finals,” he said, deciding to voluntarily leave. Regarding this, at the press conference for season 2, Dex said, "It was the best choice at the time, but looking back, it was a stupid choice."
In fact, Dex, who was selected as a member of the wild team in the first episode, showed excellent adaptability, such as skillfully lighting a fire in an empty field and catching live chickens with his bare hands. Later, in the 4th episode, on the day the wild team raided the mansion, he had a physical fight with basketball player Ha Seung-jin. According to Good Data Corporation at the time, Dex proved his influence by ranking first in the topic ranking of non-drama performers.
From 'Solo Hell 2' to 'Blood Game 2', it is only natural that people in the entertainment industry will pay attention to Dex, who is becoming a hot topic in every program he appears in. He is already in charge of the MC for the web entertainment 'Dex's Fridge Interview' of Market Curly's YouTube channel 'Day 17', JTBC's 'Smiling Boss', which will be broadcasted for the first time this month, MBC's 'Adventure by Accident 2' scheduled to air in the second half of this year, and Netflix The appearance of 'Zombie Bus' was confirmed.
Dex, is emerging as a blue chip in the entertainment industry, causing over-immersion in each program he appears in, and like the aspirations he showed in 'Game of Blood 2', which is currently ahead of semi-finals.
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2023.06.02 13:29 Glass-Educator-7930 Has anyone receive their funding yet?

Transitional funding is scheduled to go out today, however I don’t know what time I should be looking for it. Does anyone have more insight on this?
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2023.06.02 13:03 REALCellWaters Emails, Dr. Garrett, Dr. Coplan, June 2023, HIV Scare, Intent

My E-Mail:
Thu, Jun 1, 5:24 PM
Not only do I have NO SYMPATHY if these psychopaths go to jail, they should be in the poor person's prison too for rape. It was like a metaphoric rape and I wound up in NUMC because of it. They DESERVE to be locked up. If it's not a crime - it SHOULD BE. It's not hot or funny.

Just tell me what I know is true. They INTENDED to give me the HIV scare. They INTENDED to metaphorically rape me. It's obvious. Can someone tell me what I KNOW IS TRUE? They wanted me to FEEL RAPED AND HIV POSITIVE. So they should be in prison for rape. Tell me!

Dr. Coplan’s Text Message:
Thu, Jun 1, 6:28 PM
Dr. Coplan said (about the HIV scare in January 2020 being nefarious and intentional): "I don't agree. The charges sound implausible and irrational. But all I can say is we need clozapine"

Dr. Garrett E-Mail:
Thu, Jun 1, 7:48 PM


It pains me to see you drifting deeper and deeper into your daydream world, but I do not believe that you are daydreaming in the way that you are with the intent of upsetting me, even though it is upsetting to see you in this state of mind. Seeing you in your current state of mind distresses me but I don't think you are saying what you are saying with the premeditated intent to distress me.

As it seem you are transitioning to other care, if you are amendable, I think it would be a good idea to schedule a final session some time in July. We have worked together for a while.
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2023.06.02 13:00 Equitylogistic The Leading Provider of Complete Logistics Solutions Company in India

Introduction to Equity Logistics
In the fast-paced world of business, logistics play a vital role in ensuring smooth operations and timely delivery. This is where Equity Logistics comes into the picture as one of India's leading providers of complete logistics solutions. With their comprehensive range of services, state-of-the-art technology, and customer-centric approach, they have earned a reputation for excellence in the industry. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Equity Logistics and explore why they are considered to be the go-to choice for companies seeking reliable logistics solutions in India. So sit back and read on!
What services does Equity Logistics offer?
Equity Logistics is a leading provider of complete logistics solutions company in India. They offer a wide range of services to their clients that cover all aspects of the supply chain. Their services include transportation, warehousing, customs clearance, freight forwarding, and value-added services.
Transportation is one of the most crucial elements in logistics and Equity Logistics offers various modes of transport such as air, sea and road. They have an extensive network across India which ensures timely delivery of goods to their destination.
The company also provides safe and secure warehousing facilities for its clients to store their products. Their warehouses are equipped with advanced technology that helps them track inventory levels accurately.
Customs clearance can be a tedious process but Equity Logistics makes it hassle-free for its customers by handling all customs-related paperwork on behalf of their clients. This saves time and money while ensuring compliance with regulations.
Freight forwarding is yet another service offered by Equity Logistics wherein they provide end-to-end solutions for shipping cargo from one place to another. They partner with major carriers worldwide to ensure cost-effective shipping options for their customers.
Value-added services like packaging, labeling or kitting are also provided by the company which adds value to the entire supply chain operations. Equity Logistics' comprehensive range of services sets them apart from other logistics providers in India.
Benefits of using Equity Logistics
Equity Logistics is a leading provider of complete logistics solutions in India. They offer a wide range of services that can help businesses streamline their supply chain and improve operational efficiency. Here are some benefits of using Equity Logistics:
Firstly, they have a team of experienced professionals who have expertise in the logistics industry. This means that they understand the challenges faced by businesses and can provide customized solutions to meet their unique needs.
Secondly, Equity Logistics has state-of-the-art technology that allows them to track shipments in real-time and monitor inventory levels. This helps businesses to manage their inventory effectively and ensure timely delivery of goods.
Thirdly, partnering with Equity Logistics can reduce transportation costs for businesses as they have an extensive network of carriers and warehouses across India.
Fourthly, by outsourcing logistics operations to Equity Logistics, businesses can focus on core activities such as product development and marketing which ultimately leads to increased profitability.
Working with Equity Logistics provides access to valuable data insights that can be used for future planning purposes such as forecasting demand or optimizing inventory levels based on historical trends.
These are just some benefits of using Equity Logistics. By partnering with them, businesses not only gain access to quality services but also achieve greater operational efficiency at reduced costs.
How do they ensure quality in their services?
Equity Logistics takes their commitment to quality seriously. They have a dedicated team that ensures all their services are up to the mark and meet industry standards.
One way they ensure this is by having a robust quality management system in place. This includes regular audits, training programs for employees, and continuous improvement initiatives.
They also use advanced technology solutions like GPS tracking and real-time reporting to monitor shipments and provide customers with accurate information about their cargo's location and status.
Additionally, they prioritize transparency in all aspects of their operations. Customers can access detailed reports on pricing, transit times, delivery schedules, and more through an online portal. This level of visibility helps build trust between Equity Logistics and its clients.
Equity Logistics understands that quality is not just about meeting customer expectations but exceeding them. Their dedication to excellence sets them apart from other logistics service providers in India.
Case studies
Case studies are an essential tool that Equity Logistics uses to showcase their success stories and demonstrate how they can help customers achieve their logistics goals. These case studies provide real-life examples of how the company has helped its clients overcome various challenges in supply chain management, transportation, warehousing, and distribution.
For instance, one case study involves a large automotive parts manufacturer that was struggling with inefficient inventory management and high transportation costs. Equity Logistics worked closely with the client to design a customized logistics solution that included optimized routes for inbound materials and outbound finished products. The result was a significant reduction in both inventory holding costs and transportation expenses.
Another case study showcases how Equity Logistics helped an e-commerce retailer streamline its order fulfillment process while maintaining competitive pricing. By leveraging advanced technology solutions such as WMS (Warehouse Management System) and TMS (Transportation Management System), the company was able to improve visibility into inventory levels across multiple warehouses and optimize delivery routes based on customer demand patterns.
These case studies demonstrate how Equity Logistics goes above-and-beyond to deliver complete logistics solutions that meet each client's unique needs- from small businesses to large enterprises – across all industry sectors.
Tips on choosing the right logistics service provider
Choosing the right logistics service provider can be a daunting task, especially when you're dealing with valuable products and tight deadlines. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision:
1. Look for experience: A logistics company with years of experience in the industry is more likely to have better systems in place than a new start-up.
2. Consider their network: Check whether the logistics service provider has a strong network and partnerships with other players in the supply chain.
3. Verify their certifications: Ensure that your chosen logistics provider is certified by relevant regulatory bodies such as ISO 9001 or TAPA.
4. Evaluate their technology: Choose a company that uses modern technology such as GPS tracking, warehouse management systems, and online shipment tracking platforms.
5. Assess their customer service: Ask around or read reviews about how responsive and helpful they are when issues arise.
By considering these factors, you'll be able to narrow down your options and choose a reliable logistics partner who will provide quality services tailored to your business needs.
Testimonials are an essential aspect of any logistics solutions company. They provide insight into the quality and level of service that a business provides to its clients. At Equity Logistics, we take pride in our testimonials as they demonstrate our commitment to excellence.
Our satisfied customers attest to the professionalism and dedication of our team members who go above and beyond to deliver complete logistics solutions tailored to their needs. Our testimonials showcase how we have helped businesses streamline their supply chain processes, reduce costs, increase efficiency, and meet deadlines.
We feature these testimonials on our website so that potential clients can read about other companies' experiences with us before making their decision. It is important for us that prospective clients feel confident about partnering with us for their logistics requirements.
At Equity Logistics, we value feedback from all our clients whether positive or negative as it helps us improve continuously. We believe in maintaining long-term relationships with all our customers by providing them with top-quality services consistently.
At Equity Logistics, customer satisfaction is always at the forefront of everything we do. Our testimonials reflect this commitment and advocate for what makes us one of India's leading providers of complete logistics solutions company.
To sum up, Equity Logistics is the leading logistics solutions company in India that provides end-to-end supply chain management services. From warehousing and transportation to customs clearance and freight forwarding, they offer a comprehensive range of services to meet all your supply chain needs.
Their commitment to quality, reliability and efficiency makes them an ideal partner for businesses looking for a trusted logistics provider. With their experienced team and state-of-the-art technology, they ensure that your goods are transported safely and securely from point A to point B.
By choosing Equity Logistics as your logistics partner, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Their track record of success speaks for itself with numerous satisfied clients across various industries.
So if you’re looking for a reliable logistics solutions company in India that offers customized solutions tailored to your specific needs, look no further than Equity Logistics. Contact them today to learn more about how they can streamline your supply chain processes and help take your business to new heights!
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2023.06.02 12:28 Cheeseshred Denmark to Czechia or Czechia to Denmark?

I'm route planning for a trip in late July early August and haven't been able to decide on which direction I'd like to go through the European continent.
I can either start in Denmark (Copenhagen area) and go south or I can take a bus or train to Central Europe (Prague) and work my way back to Denmark.
Time on tour is expected to be 14 days, but with the option to extend one more week. I'm comfortable with daily distances of 100-150 km in non-mountainous regions (which I've never cycled in before), but am planning on making some room in the schedule to be able to spend some time in the places I visit too, perhaps not being on the move every day.
Does any of you have a preference? Any thing I shouldn't miss between those starting/end points? Something to avoid?
I'll be lightly packed, on a road bike fitted with bikepacking bags, mainly credit card touring with a UL option for sleeping out.
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2023.06.02 12:15 nehasingh02 Car Rental Services: Convenience, Choice, and Cost-effectiveness

Car Rental Services: Convenience, Choice, and Cost-effectiveness
Car rental services have revolutionized the way people travel, providing a convenient and flexible alternative to owning a car. Whether you're planning a vacation, a business trip, or simply need temporary transportation, renting a car offers numerous advantages. In this article, we will explore the benefits of car rental service in Ratnagiri , provide tips for choosing the right provider, offer guidance for a smooth rental experience, discuss common mistakes to avoid, and provide safety considerations for renting a car. So buckle up and let's hit the road!

1. Introduction to car rental services

Car rental services have gained immense popularity in recent years, catering to the needs of travelers worldwide. These services allow individuals to rent a vehicle for a specific period, ranging from a few hours to several weeks. Car rental companies offer a wide range of vehicles, from economy cars to luxury sedans and SUVs, ensuring there's a suitable option for every budget and preference.

2. Benefits of renting a car

Convenience and flexibility

One of the primary advantages of renting a car is the convenience it offers. Unlike public transportation or relying on taxis, renting a car provides you with the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace. You're not limited by schedules or routes, allowing you to discover hidden gems off the beaten path. Whether it's a spontaneous road trip or sticking to a planned itinerary, a rented car offers unparalleled flexibility.


Contrary to popular belief, renting a car can be cost-effective, especially for specific travel needs. If you're traveling with a group or have multiple destinations to visit, renting a car can be more economical than relying on other modes of transportation. Additionally, car rental services often have competitive rates, especially when booking in advance or during off-peak seasons. Renting also saves you from the costs associated with owning a car, such as maintenance, insurance, and parking fees.

Variety of vehicle options

Car rental services provide a wide range of vehicle options to suit different preferences and requirements. Whether you need a compact car for city driving or a spacious SUV for a family trip, you can choose the vehicle that best fits your needs. Furthermore, many car rental companies offer additional features like GPS navigation systems, child car seats, and roadside assistance, enhancing the overall travel experience.

No maintenance or repair costs

When you rent a car, you don't have to worry about maintenance or repair costs. The rental company takes care of routine maintenance, ensuring that the vehicle is in good condition and safe to drive. If any issues arise during your rental period, you can contact the rental company, and they will provide assistance or replace the car if necessary. This saves you from unexpected expenses and the hassle of dealing with repairs.

Access to newer car models

Renting a car allows you to experience the latest car models without the commitment of buying. Car rental companies often update their fleets regularly, providing customers with access to newer and more technologically advanced vehicles. Whether you want to test drive a luxury car or experience the latest safety features, renting allows you to enjoy the benefits of driving a new model without the long-term commitment.
With the benefits of car rental services established, let's delve into the process of choosing the right provider and ensuring a smooth rental experience.

3. How to choose the right car rental service

When it comes to selecting a car rental service, it's essential to do your homework to make an informed decision. Here are some tips to help you choose the right provider:

Research and compare options

Start by researching different car rental companies in your desired location. Compare their offerings, pricing, and policies. Look for reputable companies with a track record of providing reliable service and customer satisfaction.

Consider pricing and rental policies

Compare the prices offered by different car rental companies, taking into account any additional fees or charges. Pay attention to the rental policies, including mileage limits, fuel policies, and penalties for late returns. Make sure the pricing and policies align with your travel plans and budget.

Check customer reviews and ratings

Reading customer reviews and ratings can provide valuable insights into the quality of service offered by a car rental company. Look for feedback regarding the condition of the vehicles, customer support, and overall experience. Choose a company with positive reviews and high ratings to ensure a smooth rental experience.

Assess additional services and features

Consider any additional services or features that may enhance your travel experience. Some car rental companies offer perks like free airport pickup and drop-off, loyalty programs, or the option to add a second driver. Evaluate these extras and determine their value based on your needs.

4. Tips for a smooth car rental experience

Renting a car can be a straightforward process if you follow these tips for a smooth experience:

Make a reservation in advance

To ensure the availability of your preferred vehicle, it's advisable to make a reservation in advance. This is especially important during peak travel seasons when demand is high. Booking ahead also gives you the opportunity to compare prices and secure the best deal.

Understand rental terms and conditions

Before signing a rental agreement, carefully read and understand the terms and conditions. Pay attention to details such as insurance coverage, liability, and restrictions on mileage or travel to certain areas. If anything is unclear, don't hesitate to ask the rental company for clarification.

Inspect the car before renting

Before driving off, thoroughly inspect the rental car for any existing damages. Note down any scratches, dents, or mechanical issues and inform the rental company to avoid potential disputes when returning the vehicle. Taking photos or videos of the car's condition can serve as evidence in case of disagreements.

Take note of existing damages

In addition to inspecting the car, it's crucial to document any existing damages using the rental company's provided checklist. Make sure both you and the rental company representative acknowledge and sign the document. This will protect you from being held responsible for damages that were present before you rented the vehicle.

Familiarize yourself with the rental process

Before hitting the road, familiarize yourself with the rental process. Understand how to operate the car, adjust the mirrors and seats, and use any additional features such as GPS or Bluetooth connectivity. If you're unsure about anything, don't hesitate to ask the rental company for assistance.
By following these tips, you can ensure a smooth and hassle-free car rental experience. However, it's crucial to be aware of common mistakes that many people make when renting a car.

5. Common mistakes to avoid when renting a car

To make the most of your car rental experience, steer clear of these common mistakes:

Not reading the rental agreement thoroughly

One of the most significant mistakes people make is not reading the rental agreement thoroughly. The rental agreement outlines important details, such as the rental period, terms and conditions, and any additional fees. By carefully reviewing the agreement, you can avoid surprises and ensure a clear understanding of your responsibilities and rights as a renter.

Neglecting to check for hidden fees

Always be aware of any hidden fees that may be included in your rental agreement. These can include additional charges for mileage overages, late returns, or cleaning fees. By understanding the fee structure upfront, you can plan your budget accordingly and avoid unexpected expenses.

Ignoring insurance options

When renting a car, the rental company will typically offer you insurance coverage options. Ignoring these options or assuming you're already covered can be a costly mistake. Review your existing insurance policies to determine if they provide coverage for rental cars. If not, consider purchasing the rental company's insurance to protect yourself in case of an accident or damage to the vehicle.

Failing to return the car on time

Returning the car late can result in additional charges, as most car rental companies have strict return policies. Plan your rental period carefully and allow for extra time if needed. Returning the car on time will not only save you money but also ensure a positive rental experience.

Mishandling fuel policies

Car rental companies have different fuel policies, ranging from returning the car with a full tank to paying for a full tank upfront. Make sure you understand the fuel policy and adhere to it. Returning the car with less fuel than required can result in excessive refueling charges.
Avoiding these common mistakes will help you make the most of your car rental experience and save you from unnecessary stress and expenses.

6. Car rental tips for international travelers

If you're planning to rent a car in a foreign country, here are some additional tips to consider:

Check driving license requirements

Different countries have varying requirements for driving licenses. Before traveling, ensure that your license is valid in the destination country. If necessary, obtain an international driving permit (IDP) to supplement your license. Research the specific requirements of the country you plan to visit to avoid any legal issues.

Familiarize yourself with local traffic rules

Every country has its own set of traffic rules and regulations. Familiarize yourself with these rules to ensure a safe and lawful driving experience. Pay attention to speed limits, road signs, and local driving customs. Adhering to the local traffic rules will help you avoid fines and accidents.

Understand insurance coverage abroad

Insurance coverage may vary when renting a car abroad. Check if your existing insurance policies provide coverage in the destination country. If not, inquire about insurance options offered by the rental company. It's essential to have adequate coverage to protect yourself and the rental vehicle.

Consider the need for a GPS or navigation system

Driving in an unfamiliar location can be challenging, especially in foreign countries. Consider renting a car with a GPS or navigation system to assist you in finding your way. Alternatively, you can use smartphone applications that offer offline maps and navigation to ensure a smooth driving experience.

7. Safety considerations when renting a car

Safety should always be a top priority when renting a car. Here are some key safety considerations:

Inspect safety features of the rental car

Before driving off, inspect the safety features of the rental car. Check the condition of the seatbelts, airbags, brakes, and headlights. Ensure that all safety features are functioning correctly to minimize the risk of accidents.

Check for recalls or safety issues

It's crucial to check if the rental car has any recalls or safety issues. This information can usually be found on the manufacturer's website or by contacting the rental company. Renting a car with unresolved safety issues can put you at risk, so it's important to address any concerns before driving the vehicle.

Follow local driving laws and regulations

When driving in a new location, always follow the local driving laws and regulations. Pay attention to speed limits, traffic signals, and road signs. Be aware of any specific rules, such as driving on the opposite side of the road, if applicable. Adhering to local laws will help ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

Ensure proper car seat installation for children

If you're traveling with children, it's essential to ensure proper car seat installation. Familiarize yourself with the local laws regarding child safety seats and follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation. Your rental company may offer car seats for rent, or you can bring your own to ensure the safety of your child.

8. The future of car rental services

As technology continues to advance, the future of car rental services looks promising. Here are some trends to look out for:

Rise of electric and autonomous vehicles

With the growing emphasis on sustainability, car rental companies are starting to introduce electric and hybrid vehicles into their fleets. These environmentally friendly options provide customers with a greener alternative and contribute to reducing carbon emissions. Additionally, as autonomous vehicle technology develops, car rental services may incorporate self-driving cars into their offerings, providing even more convenience and flexibility.

Integration with ride-sharing platforms

Car rental services are increasingly integrating with ride-sharing platforms, creating new opportunities for customers. Some rental companies now offer the option to rent a car for ride-sharing purposes, allowing individuals to earn income while using a rented vehicle. This integration provides an additional source of revenue and flexibility for both rental companies and customers.

Enhanced customer experience through technology

Technology is playing a significant role in enhancing the customer experience in car rental services. Mobile applications allow customers to easily book and manage their rentals, access roadside assistance, and receive real-time updates. Additionally, digital platforms provide personalized recommendations and tailored offers based on customers' preferences and travel history, making the overall rental experience more convenient and enjoyable.
As we look to the future, the car rental industry is set to evolve and adapt to the changing needs and expectations of customers, offering innovative solutions and improved services.

9. Conclusion

Car rental services provide a convenient, flexible, and cost-effective solution for travelers and temporary transportation needs. By renting a car, you can enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace, choose from a variety of vehicle options, and avoid maintenance and repair costs. However, it's crucial to choose the right car rental service, follow tips for a smooth rental experience, and be mindful of common mistakes to avoid. Additionally, safety considerations, especially when renting abroad, play a vital role in ensuring a secure and enjoyable journey. With advancements in technology and the rise of electric and autonomous vehicles, the future of car rental services promises even more convenience and innovation.


1. Is it cheaper to rent a car or use public transportation?
The cost of renting a car versus using public transportation depends on various factors such as the location, duration of the trip, and number of people traveling. In some cases, public transportation may be more cost-effective, especially in cities with well-developed transit systems. However, renting a car offers more flexibility and convenience, particularly when exploring rural areas or traveling with a group.
2. Can I rent a car if I'm under 25 years old?
Many car rental companies have age restrictions and may charge additional fees for drivers under 25 years old. However, some companies offer rentals to younger drivers with certain conditions, such as higher insurance coverage or additional fees. It's best to check with the rental company beforehand to understand their policies regarding young drivers.
3. Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most car rental companies require a credit card for the reservation and payment process. A credit card is typically used as a security deposit and to cover any additional charges or damages. However, some companies may accept debit cards or offer alternative payment options. It's essential to check with the rental company regarding their payment policies before making a reservation.
4. Can I rent a car for one-way travel?
Yes, many car rental companies offer one-way rentals, allowing you to pick up a car from one location and return it to another. One-way rentals can be convenient for road trips or when traveling between cities. However, keep in mind that some companies may charge an additional fee for one-way rentals, so it's advisable to check the terms and conditions beforehand.
5. Can I modify or cancel my car rental reservation?
Most car rental companies allow modifications or cancellations to reservations, but there may be certain conditions or fees involved. It's recommended to review the rental company's policies regarding modifications and cancellations before making a reservation. Additionally, consider purchasing travel insur
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2023.06.02 10:59 internetlurker96 Has OTA been effective in improving bus service reliability in Singapore?

Inspired by a recent post regarding the appeal of Singapore's public transport system (including public buses), I dug deeper into how public bus services are scheduled by the LTA since they took over central bus planning in the early 2010s.
Note: To simplify the technical explanations of specific bus-related terminology, some parts of the post have been generated through ChatGPT.
In 2014, the LTA launched the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF), aimed at improving en-route reliability of bus services. Under the BSRF trial between 2014 & 2016, the reliability of 55 basic bus services were monitored under 2 new indicators:
Since the start of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) in 2016, all basic bus services are required to operate under either EWT or OTA indicators. As of this post, most basic bus services operate under the EWT indicator, while a minority of 77 "low frequency" bus services operate under OTA, based on a Facebook post by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng in 2019 (Link to the post cannot be shared here due to Reddit restrictions). The quantity of OTA services has changed since then, with the discontinuation of multiple OTA services in 2020 (post-COVID), and the launch of new OTA services (most of which being route variants).
1 major downside of bus services under OTA is their potentially longer travelling time, as bus drivers are required to adhere to strict schedules, which means driving slower or laying over at bus stops when they reach too early.
Here is the updated list of services running under OTA as of Apr 2023. OTA services can be easily identified by their timetables at their calling bus stops. For SBS Transit and Tower Transit OTA services, their timetables can also be found on their service guides, as well as the SBS Transit app (for SBST services only). All Express (services starting with 5xx, with suffix "e" and "E") and City Direct bus services (services starting with 6xx) currently run under OTA. Thus, they'll be excluded from the list below.
*Service 912 (in this instance) refers to the intra-town trips that operate on both East loop (towards Admiralty MRT) and West loop (towards Woodlands Train Checkpoint) only. The single loop trips (912A & 912B) currently operate on EWT.
With the above background info on BSRF and the EWT/OTA indicators, here are some questions for fellow redditors who frequent public bus services in Singapore (and overseas):
  1. Effectiveness: Did you notice improvements in bus punctuality since the introduction of OTA on selected services? Are buses generally arriving on time as per the schedules?
  2. Flexibility vs. Precision: Do you appreciate the strict adherence to schedules with OTA, or do you feel it limits flexibility for passengers with longer travelling time on buses? Did you encounter situations where buses have left early or missed connections due to strict adherence to the schedule?
  3. Efficiency: In your opinion, has OTA resulted in better utilisation of bus resources and improved service efficiency? Or do you feel there are instances of inefficient operations, such as empty or overcrowded buses?
  4. Expansion of OTA to Existing EWT Services: Given your experience with OTA services (if any), should OTA be extended to more trunk services (i.e. services with frequencies longer than 15 mins, instead of the current standard of 20 mins).
  5. Comparison with Overseas Implementation: For redditors living/who have lived overseas and taken their bus services, are there similar bus reliability indicators implemented by their bus operators/authorities? Are they more effective than the EWT/OTA indicators by LTA, and should Singapore take a page out of overseas bus operators when implementating such indicators?
While the above questions mainly focus on OTA, those who have thoughts on the effectiveness of EWT in improving bus service reliability can also share them below.
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2023.06.02 10:56 GreatBeloved The mental load is crushing the life out of me.

Husband(49M) and I (46F) used to make a great team, but it's gone to hell in a hand basket over the last few years. Recently he informed me that I was expected to do 100% for our daughter(9) all the cleaning and inside the house chores. He takes the trash out, mows the lawn/winter shoveling (unless he is out of town- and I think he checked the weatheplanned his away weeks so I had to clear the driveway nearly every storm this year- and the grass hasntbbeen mowed this season) He told me that we had agreed when I took my part-time (24-32hrs/week) job 2 years ago, that our daughter wouldn't be in daycare and I could do things at home. I missed the fact that he was going to stop doing ANYTHING around the house. I refuse to schedule his appointments or do his laundry. His schedule is erratic and he is too picky on the order his shirts get hung up in the closet. He also pays all the household bills. But if I ask him to grab a gallon of milk at the store on the way home you would think I sent him on a mission for a rare gem.
Everyday I get up at 6:30 with our daughter to get her ready for school. He rolls out of bed just after 7. I make sure she is fed, has snack, homework, book, water, shoes etc for school and we are out the door at 7:40. I drop her off at school, drive to the post office for work (15 min) and head to the office. I have to leave work by 2:30 to be home before the bus. Then it's snack, homework, maybe 1 hr of down time before supper prep, baths, and bedtime prep. daughter has severe anxiety and I sit with her until she fLls asleep. Somewhere between 4 and 6 he announces he is done with work (unless he gets a phone call) and he sits in his recliner and turns on the TV. I can't get him to see that my being home with our daughter after school.does not give me more extra rime in my day. He refuses to help.with cooking, and complains that he eats out too much so doesn't want takeout. He doesn't understand why there are always dirty dishes in the sink, or why I haven't had the chance to vacuum or put laundry away. I have to schedule all the appointments for my daughter. I have to follow up with the school. I plan meals and buy the groceries. I am trying to get a summer schedule set, and he refuses to sit with me and look at the calendar- because he doesn't know where he will need to be for work. I am just so tired.
2 years ago I started a new job. Super flexibility, good pay, part-time 24-32 hours a week. I can WFH or at the office, any hours, I just need to make sure the job is done. Hubby is a sales manager, he goes to his customers/ spends time with employees and finishes his paperwork/communication from home (his desk is between our living room and dining areas). Every 3 weeks or so he is out of town Monday-Thursday. His work is full time plus. He will always answer his work calls, no matter the time, or what activity the family is doing. 2 or 3 times a year he travels out of state for Corporate events- training and fun events, 1 week a year he has a guys vacation (hunting trip). 3 years ago I was working a full-time job (32 hours a week, our daughter (now 9) was in full time daycare, my disabled mom was living with us, she had helpers that regularly came to the house. Hubby had the same job, but was not managing others yet.
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2023.06.02 10:00 bushiredublin Corporate Travel & Staff Transportation Services in Dublin

Corporate Travel & Staff Transportation Services in Dublin
Dublin, as a major economic hub and home to numerous businesses, often requires efficient and reliable transportation solutions for corporate travel and staff transportation. Whether it’s airport transfers, shuttle services, or corporate event transportation, Dublin offers a range of services tailored to meet the needs of businesses. Here are some of the top corporate travel and staff transportation services in Dublin:

1. Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are a crucial aspect of corporate travel. Dublin has several reputable transportation companies that provide reliable and efficient airport transfer services. These services ensure that employees, clients, and business partners are promptly picked up from the airport and transported to their destination in comfort and style. Whether it’s a small group or a large corporate delegation, these services offer a range of vehicles to accommodate varying group sizes and requirements.


2. Executive Chauffeur Services

For businesses looking for luxury and professionalism, executive chauffeur services in Dublin are an ideal choice. These services provide highly trained and professional chauffeurs who offer a premium level of service. From executive sedans to luxury vehicles, companies can choose the most suitable option for their corporate clients or senior executives. Executive chauffeur services ensure a comfortable and stress-free travel experience, allowing passengers to focus on their work or relax during their journey.

3. Corporate Event Transportation

When it comes to corporate events, transportation logistics play a significant role. Dublin offers specialized transportation services for corporate events, including conferences, seminars, and team-building activities. These services handle the transportation needs of attendees, ensuring timely arrival and departure from event venues. Whether it’s a shuttle service between hotels and the event location or coordinating transportation for a large group, these services take care of the details, allowing businesses to focus on organizing a successful event.


4. Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are an efficient and cost-effective transportation solution for staff transportation in Dublin. Companies can arrange dedicated shuttles to transport employees to and from the workplace, ensuring punctuality and convenience. Shuttle services can be customized based on Bus Hire Dublin specific requirements, such as multiple pick-up and drop-off points, fixed schedules, and route optimization. These services not only help reduce traffic congestion but also provide a reliable and stress-free commuting experience for employees.

5. Corporate Car Rental Services

Corporate car rental services are another popular option for businesses in Dublin. These services provide a fleet of well-maintained vehicles that can be rented on a short-term or long-term basis. Whether it’s for business meetings, client visits, or employee travel, corporate car rental services offer flexibility and convenience. Companies can choose from a variety of vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, and vans, depending on their specific requirements.

In conclusion, Dublin offers a range of corporate travel and staff transportation services that cater to the needs of businesses. From airport transfers to executive chauffeur services, shuttle services to corporate event transportation, and corporate car rentals, these services ensure efficient and reliable transportation for corporate clients and staff. By utilizing these services, businesses can enhance their professionalism, improve logistical efficiency, and provide a positive travel experience for their employees and clients in Dublin.
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2023.06.02 09:22 DonkeyOk8111 What is ‘Job transitions alert- shift violation allowed’

Hi all. In my Schedule its showing ‘Job transitions alert- shift violation allowed’. Anyone know why is it showing like this. Thank you
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2023.06.02 08:31 Apprehensive-Bit4352 About to not have a day off for 2 months

I went back to my old job 2 weeks ago, there’s 2 different plants under the same company, same huge parking lot. My bf works at the mill part, I’m at the treat plant. Often from October or November until March, everyone is scheduled 7 days a week because orders increase a TON at that time, but come March 1 it goes back to Mon- fri with the occasional Saturday scheduled if orders weren’t completely finished for the week.
Well the mill still hasn’t stopped 7 days a week this year, treat plant is mon- fri and a good bit of saturdays. We work this Saturday, fine by me bc we had sat- mon off, Mon being paid and then I was off Tuesday and yesterday for my 17 month olds surgery. So I could use the extra work day. But my supervisor told us today to prepare to work 7 days a week the next 2 months or more. We work 2 shift, 3-11. My kids wake up between 7-9, often either 8 or 9. I already hate that I don’t feel like I get enough time with them before work, but would I be crazy to try to transition them into waking up at like 6/6:30 am so I can spend more time with them? Especially working 7 days a week 😭
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2023.06.02 08:15 vchavan12 Top 5 IT Certifications to Boost Your Career in India.


India's IT industry is a rapidly growing sector that has become a hub for IT services. This growth has been fueled by the presence of 75% of the world's digital talent in the country. Moreover, significant investments and government initiatives have further accelerated the industry's growth. With the world rapidly transitioning to digital operations, the demand for skilled IT professionals has remained unchanged.
IT certifications are a great way to showcase your skills and establish your expertise in a particular domain. They provide a competitive edge in the job market. In 2023, India's top 5 IT certifications will cover many domains, including cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, and software development. These certifications offer an excellent investment opportunity to increase earning potential and gain credibility in the industry.
Whether you're looking to transition into a new career or enhance skills in a current role, an IT certification can be an excellent choice. With the proper certification, you can stand out in a crowded job market and take advantage of the growing opportunities in the IT industry. With so much industry growth potential, it's an exciting time to invest in your career with IT certification.

Best IT Certifications in 2023

  1. Business Intelligence
Business intelligence (BI) is now essential for data-driven decision-making in various businesses. Due to the increasing need for data analysis and modelling, businesses are looking for trained individuals who can effectively manage databases and central warehouses. These experts will also be responsible for data extraction for reporting and other uses.
IT professionals may acquire the skills they need in data planning, metadata systems development, ERP, systems analysis, programming, and technology management with the help of a BI certification. One's proficiency in report management, dashboard construction utilising relational data and uploaded files, and data management are validated by such certificate.
IT specialists can demonstrate their capacity to offer insights that can assist organisations in making informed decisions by earning a BI certification. By providing them with a competitive advantage in the job market, this IT certification may also help professionals develop in their professions.
  1. Big Data and Data Science
Big Data and data science are two of the most well-liked IT courses among students and professionals in today's digital age. Python programming, machine learning, data visualisation, SQL, big data analytics, and other subjects are all covered in Learnbay's data science certification course. With the help of this certification, students may work with various technologies, including Hadoop, Spark, Hive, and Impala. This course will give students a fundamental grasp of data science, statistics, and mathematics applications.
Students who complete the certification are qualified for various positions, including Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, Data Analyst, Product Analyst, Business Analyst, and Data Engineer. Students will be prepared for the increasing demand for data-driven choices across sectors through the coursework.
Organisations now need big data to grow, customise their offerings, and use marketing efforts to target specific clients. Data analysis and tracking are crucial components of data science for businesses to provide better customer service.
A data scientist typically earns approximately 10.5 LPA, making both data science and big data analytics lucrative professions. Students who take Learnbay's data science certification course will have the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this rapidly expanding industry.
  1. Web Development
Understanding languages like HTML, CSS, and JS is vital for web developers and designers. Online courses and tutorials are a well-liked choice for anyone looking to stand out. Adobe, Google, Zend, and Microsoft all provide certified programmes for web developers, PHP engineers, and solution developers. With web development IT certifications emphasising the creation of dynamic web pages and UI components, Angular and React training is also gaining popularity.
For those who want to master web programming, the PGC in Full Stack programming and the PG Diploma in Full Stack Development are ideal. These courses instruct students on creating dependable and scalable websites, back-end APIs, and engaging online interfaces.
Students study design concepts, data structures, algorithms, numerous programming best practices, and other topics. Additionally, participants are given placement chances and employment interviews with respectable businesses after completing the course.
With an 8% growth predicted for the industry between 2019 and 2029 by the Bureau of Labour Statistics, web development is one of the most profitable occupations in the IT sector. The many kinds of web applications include, but are not limited to, portal web apps, content management or CMS web apps, and e-commerce apps. Web developers are sought after by major corporations like TCS, Accenture, Wipro, and IBM, making an IT certification in web development a very wise and profitable decision.
  1. Software Development
A software developer's proficiency with coding is a crucial component of their skill set. The following prominent programming languages are recommended for IT workers interested in a career in software development: Python, Java, C#, R, SAS, Scala, Swift, JavaScript, and TypeScript.
A person's ability to create practical computer programs and produce high-quality online and mobile apps may be demonstrated by earning professional IT certifications in several programming languages.
The software development market is anticipated to expand by 21% by 2028, making it a more significant and lucrative industry. Google, LinkedIn, and Indeed are top employers looking for software engineers. The average salary of a software developer is 5.0 LPA, but it can vary based on an individual's experience, skillset, projects undertaken, and upskilling history.
  1. Project Management
Since project management is essential to the corporate infrastructure, IT certifications in this area are becoming increasingly popular among professionals and students. To educate students on critical concepts like strategic thinking, leadership, problem-solving, time management, and project management skills, project management courses provide an integrated learning strategy that incorporates actual projects, case studies, and content created in collaboration with industry partners.
By giving possible job titles like Associate Project Manager, Certified Project Manager, Certified Project Director, and Agile Certified Practitioner, these courses can aid IT, workers in advancing their careers. In addition, some IT workers pursue product management certification, including technical topics, product planning, market research, product development, and user design.
The profitable sector of project management might benefit from certification in areas including scheduling, budgeting, stakeholder satisfaction, risk management, quality assurance, resource allocation, and documentation.

The Bottom Line

The IT industry in India is growing rapidly, and IT certifications are an excellent way to showcase one's skills and establish expertise in a particular domain. The top IT certifications in India for 2023 include Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Science, Web Development, Software Development, and Project Management. These certifications offer an excellent investment opportunity for IT professionals to increase their earning potential, gain credibility in the industry, and take advantage of the growing opportunities in the IT sector. By obtaining the proper certification, one can stand out in a crowded job market and enhance their career.
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2023.06.02 06:26 Apprehensive_Ear705 Public transport from Perth Domestic Airport

Hi everyone, I will be flying to Perth tonight (scheduled flight landing around 10:30 pm local time at Terminal 4), and will be staying at a hotel in Perth CBD for tonight. I have heard of the SmartRider Card in Perth but I don't have one atm, nor do I have any coins (cash) on me atm as I pay everything using my debit card. Will I be able to pay the train ticket from airport to CBD using card only? If not where can I get the SmartRider Card this late at night?
Also, tomorrow morning around 7:00 am I will need to use the bus network, can I pay for the bus ticket using debit card?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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2023.06.02 06:16 fwtapwater I don't think I win this

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2023.06.02 05:55 MarkusAureliusMaximu 32 [M4F] Washington, looking to meet new people.

Hello, I am a father of three, I enjoy the outdoors and nerdy science topics, I especially enjoy a good sci-fi movie, film, book, or conversation topic.
I am currently at a transition stage in my life, where I am interested in meeting new people, having conversations and connections. I don't have the time to try and plan dates with my work schedule and prioritizing time with my kids and personal healing.
Ideally, I am looking for someone who just wants someone to talk to and wants to share things that they are excited about in life.
I enjoy nature, all the way down to the bugs in a puddle. There is life everywhere and I could get lost in it all for hours. I am a rocket and space nerd, so if you don't enjoy hearing about rockets that land themselves, I'm not your guy. I enjoy video games (PC) and console, and I enjoy going In to deep conversations about almost anything. If it's new to me, I'm interested.
Skyrim is my ideal vacation location, if you know, you know. HSP's are more than welcome.
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2023.06.02 05:05 Scotch0 Insights for a Career Transition?

I co-founded and ran a small, local artisan pasta business for 11 years (with my husband). This year we decided to liquidate and close. I'm currently brainstorming my next career step.
I'd like to transition into something different, a mid-size to larger company. I'm not clear on an industry. Ideally I'd like to be in a collaborative, value driven industry (or position, or environment). Definitely NOT non-profit (I worked in non-profits in my 20's. I'm done with that).
I need a work/life balance to start (40 hrs a week ideally). I also need to engage and harness my strengths. The last 4 years of my business became an unsustainable grind where I didn't get to utilize my "shining" strengths.
My strengths I need to apply: - I'm an exceptional critical thinker. I'm really good at asking the right questions and working to find solutions for high level problems. - I'm a great listener. I have high level empathy and communication skills and work well with people. - I'm a great collaborator and I love building networks. - I'm really good at identifying people's strengths and potential and helping them contribute their strengths to a larger project/vision/work outcome. - I can ask productive, strategic and value driven questions to help guide/drive work efforts and outcomes. I LOVE doing this.
I thrive when I get to work in teams and across different networks/departments/communities.
I am very trainable when it comes to technical skills. In fact I would LOVE some on the job training. Literally every job experience I've had has been a jump in the deep end, fast paced, teach myself with no training or resources. I'm SO over this!
Another leap in this career transition I'd like to make is the scale of the organization. My background is in start ups (non profit and then my own small, local community based business). My experience is at the community level. I've never worked in a large business or corporation. So I'm not clear where I best fit. I feel like my best match would be a hybrid position, possibly overlapping with HR (bc of my people skills)?
Do any of you have insight into industries and/or positions that I could pursue that would value what I have to offer?
I am willing to learn! I just need to be engaged in my strengths and working a reasonable schedule (I just can't do 50+ hr work weeks anymore I'm exhausted and need to recover).
Lastly, is it possible that I could find something a tad above entry-level pay?
Greatly appreciate your time and considerations! Thank you!
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2023.06.02 04:54 auto180sx Former Meat Managers, what do you do now?

Good evening/morning y'all.
For those of you that have made it out of the retail world, what are you doing now?
I run a pretty successful shop doing roughly 200k a week selling close to 40k units. Thanks to my team, we are one of the most profitable shops in our district. There's a lot of things I love about my job and a handful of things I don't, mainly the long hours, erratic schedule, and excessive stress. I've got my first son on the way and I would like to transition into something that allows me to be more family oriented.
What skills helped in your new career? Did you go back to school? How's the pay and PTO? Are you happy?
Thanks for the help guys. Cheers!
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2023.06.02 04:48 Aromatic_Line_8158 njui

Guo Wengui's Lies, Little Ant's Drugs
In recent years, Guo Wengui's shamelessness has continuously refreshed the public's perception of liars. Among those who supported Guo, those who were still sane became sober, while the distorted views of the remnants of the Ant Gang made the melon eaters amazed. They believed in the lies full of loopholes, turned a deaf ear to the obvious truth, and were immersed in Guo Wengui's lies and could not wake up. Guo Wengui's lies are the laughingstock of the public, but they are the drugs that he and the little ants rely on to survive and are crazy about. If Guo Wengui’s Himalaya is a lunatic asylum, then congratulations Guo Wengui and the Ant Gang have reached the end ahead of schedule.
Drugs of Lies - the Rich and Rich
The upper-class dignitaries are the identity that Guo Wengui has been seeking for, an indispensable part of the Whistleblower Revolution, and an important drug to lure little ants. Whenever the lies were poked at a terrible level, he would fantasize about mysterious events and people to raise his status. The former League of Nations, old leaders, Secret Service, mysterious meetings, global anti-CCP alliance organizations, large arms dealers, former heads of state, and future high-level U.S. political circles. The little ants also especially like this set, and are complacent about Guo Wengui's "independent consultant". As for the businessmen interfering in politics in the story, the president's cross-party election of staff, and the future leader not worrying about the mid-term elections but meddling in the affairs of other countries at critical moments, which are contrary to common sense, the little ants ignore it. Guo Wengui's rich and powerful stories that are only for the effect and disregard common sense can indeed make the brainless ants who are greedy for vanity lose their minds, but this is also a mirage of self-deception on the road to nowhere.
Drugs of Lies – Conspiracy
Guo Wengui saw that the story of the rich and powerful was smashed to pieces, so he immediately changed his dressing and spread fake news. He once created a veil of conspiracy for the Chongqing bus crash into the river. The cause of the accident is evidenced by the surveillance video of the black box. The entire incident process was traced in detail and complete. Powerful netizens also uncovered the identities of the female passenger and the driver. This is indeed a tragedy, but it is obvious that it has absolutely nothing to do with the conspiracy. But Guo Wengui wanted to make use of the topic to make up the taste of conspiracy, and the little ants who like conspiracy really conjectured various questions maliciously out of nothing. This is all kinds of doubts about events with solid evidence and clear facts. They have completely lost their pursuit of the truth. As long as there is a conspiracy, the truth is completely unimportant. Guo Wengui conspired for the sake of conspiracies, which really excited the little ants who love conspiracies, but made the public more aware of the true face of the so-called Whistleblower Revolution, which is called democracy but is actually a farce.
Lies Drugs - Money
Property is frozen, debts are high, and stocks are losing money again and again. Guo Wengui's property is as precarious as the Whistleblower Movement, but for the sake of the remaining Ant Gang, Guo Wengui can only bite the bullet and show off his wealth. "Made in Vietnam" shirts could not be given away, and the shoddy ties were slapped and ridiculed. As a last resort, Guo Wengui made up a professional photographer to show off, and he did not forget to send a few photos as proof. The little ant with golden eyes can only see Guo Wengui's false display of wealth, but he cannot see his ignorance of global economic trends. His huge wealth comes from the fact that crime ends in law. In reality, he will never be lucky enough to become a financial predator who reprimands Fang Qiu again. Guo Wengui's flaunting of his wealth can only attract brainless little ants to flock to him, but it cannot cover up his financial crisis.
Guo Wengui's revelations were for political asylum. If there is no information to reveal, he can only rely on lies to maintain his political asylum. The political asylum is out of reach, but the lies have become Guo Wengui's spiritual drug to get by and win over ant colonies. But lies cannot become reality, and punishment will eventually come. The future will come, and Guo Wengui will surely reap the consequences.
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2023.06.02 04:45 Gameran Dexter Flux Presents: Sound-Off! - Part Two

Babaganoush: The following contest is scheduled for one fall…
Crowd: One fall!
And is for… the WiR Television Championship! Already in the ring, the challenger, weighing in at 235 pounds, The Suuuuuuperstar!
Banaganoush: And Already in the ring, the champion, “Guaranteed, Gabe Garvin!”
Ding Ding Ding!
Mann: And the bell rings here, and we are back underway at Sound Off! Presented by Dexter Flux.
The Superstar does a little spin as he approaches Gabe Garvin and the two back off from each other. The two wrestlers stare down a moment, before launching at each other with a collar and elbow tie-up. The Superstar gains the upper hand and locks Garvin in a headlock. Garvin, in a headlock, however, gets pushed into the ropes, where he gets pushed away. Garvin looks for a back body drop as The Superstar bounces off the ropes, but eats a boot for his trouble. Garvin tries to regain control by lifting Superstar on his shoulders, Superstar shifts back to the ground, but gets lifted and dropped on his chest! The Superstar is forced to roll out of the ring to recover.
Crowd: [Apathetic Silence]
Garvin goes under the bottom rope and gets quickly caught with a kick to the stomach. The Superstar throws Garvin into the barricade and begins to hammer away.
Woodbridge: And The Superstar turning things around here!
Mann: And folks, we’ll be back after these messages from our sponsors!
Woodbridge: Why are we going to commercial, the match just st-
The following advertisement plays
We fade back into the action with a crowd shot, which stays longer than comfortable on a shot of 40 apathetic fans. As it cuts back to the ring, we see Gabe Garvin deliver a vertical suplex to The Superstar, before going to a pin that convinces nobody of its success.
Mann: And we are back here at Sound Off! Garvin has regained control here!
The Superstar rolls to the corner and forces a momentary break. As the ref tries to restore order, The Superstar throws an overhand shot at Garvin- who blocks it and responds in kind, backing the Superstar back into the corner, and whipping him across the ring. As Superstar bounces off with a thud, Garvin hits the ropes beside him and hits a bulldog. Garvin goes for a cover, which gets a…
The Superstar flops into the corner once more, and Garvin is halted from pulling him away by the official. As The Superstar exits the corner, Garvin is right back on top of him, whips him off the ropes, and delivers a back body drop! The Superstar rolls out of the ring once more, but Garvin follows in pursuit. Garvin charges in, but gets caught with a drop-toe hold, and crashes into the announce table.
Mann: Watch out!
Woodbridge: Garvin seeking to capitalize on his newfound momentum here…
Crowd: [Does not care]
The Superstar throws Garvin back into the squared circle, and delivers a club to the back of his head, Followed by stomps and a knee drop. Superstar waits for Garvin to try and get back up, before stomping again, followed by a punch. As Garvin powers back to his feet, The Superstar looks to grab him, but Garvin pulls him in for a belly-to-belly suplex! Superstar shuffles into the corner, followed by Garvin, who eats a boot for his trouble before The Superstar storms out with a lariat. The Superstar looks for a chin lock, but Garvin is too oily, and he slips free. Superstar retaliates for this oily transgression with a fist and applies a headlock to a cornered Garvin.
Mann: And The Superstar getting some offense here, Garvin is in trouble! Can our TV champion save the match?
The Superstar works the headlock in the corner until the ref forces a break, at which juncture The Superstar turns around and throws his fists at Garvin. Following this, The Superstar lifts Garvin to his feet and goes for a whip, but as Garvin hits the other turnbuckle, he lifts his left foot to kick an incoming Superstar! As Garvin looks to capitalize, The Superstar grabs the leg that kicked him and takes Garvin down to the mat. Superstar drops an elbow on Garvin’s knee, and a second elbow, before looking for a knee twist, which Garvin pushes away from.
Mann: And Garvin fends off the Superstar’s onslaught! What a heroic effort by our TV Champion!
Crowd: [awkward silence]
Garvin sells his injured knee for a moment, before using it to pull a charging Superstar down with a drop-toe hold, flip Superstar over, and try to apply a submission, but this time, The Superstar pushes Garvin away! The Superstar delivers an elbow to a staggered Garvin, before delivering a Russian leg sweep, and going for a cover.
The Superstar is in disbelief that his leg sweep failed to get the victory, and he pulls Superstar by the arm, before kicking his downed body in the rib. Garvin throws himself off the ground to throw a punch at Superstar’s gut, but as he gets up, he is once again cut off by a clothesline, and a pin attempt.
Crowd: [Apathetic, a smattering of boos, and a single portly fan in a Shooting Association shirt attempting to start a “boring” chant]
Woodbridge: The Superstar is unable to get the best of Garvin despite some strong offense here, and the longer this goes on, the more I like the TV Champion’s chances in this match.
Mann: And all the Garvinites in the crowd cheering for their hero to make a comeback!!
Crowd shot of bored audience quickly pans back to the ring, where The Superstar is applying an arm wringer
Mann: And this match of course is presented by our sponsors, over at Mann Corporation!
The Superstar transitions to a half camel clutch, still clutching the arm of Garvin
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The Superstar has transitioned into a standing headlock
Mann: If you buy within the next 7 minutes, all Gabe Garvin merchandise is 10% off! Act fast! And now, back to the action!
Garvin powers out of the headlock and whips The Superstar into a corner. He charges in, and misses, as The Superstar moves out of the way, and attempts to lock in another arm wringer. Garvin tries to power out but fails, and the hold is applied.
Superstar: ASK HIM!
Garvin does not submit, and once again tries to lift himself upwards. Superstar sees this, and shifts so that he is lying down on the back of Garvin, still applying the arm wringer. Garvin winces in agony and reaches for the rope with his free hand. Unable to reach them, Garvin Begins to power himself upwards for the third time, and this one is successful, as he slowly works his way up to his feet, Superstar now trapped in the air in a fireman’s carry. The Superstar pushes himself off as Garvin gets to his feet, and tries to throw a punch. Trying to reclaim the momentum, The Superstar goes for an Irish whip, and looks for a dropkick as Garvin returns, but to no avail! Garvin holds onto the rope, and The Superstar crashes back to the ground.
Mann: And Garvin escaping the hold! Superstar is dazed!
Woodbridge: And this could be the opening the TV Champion needs to regain control of this match! The Superstar is in trouble, as Gabe is Garving up!
Mann: It’s Garvin’ time!
Garvin bounds off the ropes and leaps for a flying clothesline!
Mann: What a maneuver!
Garvin hits the ropes again, and nails a staggered Superstar with another flying clothesline! The Superstar writhes in agony as he tries to pull himself back to a standing base, where Garvin is waiting for him. Garvin bounces off the ropes, and nails a rising Superstar with a shoulder block.
Mann: Vintage Garvin! And he has the upper hand! The fans here on their feet!
Crowd: [Silent, sitting down]
Garvin ascends to the second rope, and as a wounded Superstar ascends once more, he leaps for a double ax handle, but nobody is home! The Superstar looks to capitalize with a DDT, but it gets blocked by Garvin, who fights out, throws Superstar against the ropes, and hits another shoulder block. With The Superstar down, Garvin looks at the crowd, backs against the ropes, and hits a fist drop!
Woodbridge: And the people exploding for Garvin’s fist drop! (?)
Garvin looks almost surprised at the suddenly raucous crowd, and motions for his finishing maneuver! As soon as he indicates he isn’t going for another fist drop, the crowd dies and goes back to their silence. Superstar stumbles to his feet, gets his arm trapped, and’s he’s lifted into the air, before being slammed down with a Pump Handle Slam! Garvin goes into the cover…
Mann: And Gabe Garvin retains!
Woodbridge: His victory was all but Garunteed
Babaganouh: And here is your winner, at a time of Seven minutes and Forty-Five seconds… Garunteed Gaaaaaabeeeeee Gaaaaarviiiin!!
Crowd [Scant Murmors]
Mann: And tonight we have seen a truly memorable title defense from our heroic TV Champion, Gabe Garvin. And to watch all of Garvin’s matches from the comfort of your home, go to WWW dot Wrestle Is Reddit dot com slash Garvin for all the latest updates! And a special thanks to our sponsor for this show, JDate!
The monitor shows Dexter Flux on screen, who immediately gets a crowd pop 10x louder than anything of the past 7:45
Flux: I'm not… I'm not Jewish, but that's really not what JDate is about. It's about like… dating. JDate is what JDate is. That's what it is. I'm Dexter Flux. I'm the President of the United States. Thank you for your service.
The monitor cuts back to the crowd going bananas for Flux. A guy is screaming and beating the shit out of the old woman sitting next to him because he loves Dexter Flux so much.
Mann: And you too can be just like these happy people if you buy a Gabe Garvin T-Shirt, now 4% off at select TJ Maxx stores near you!
Garvin holds up his title on the apron while the crowd cheer for Flux, and a photographer gets a photo of the victorious champion in front of a cheering crowd. As Garvin gets down from Bret’s rope, the camera cuts to…
Something else. It's shot differently, worse cameras that pan around instead of cut. No commentary. No acknowledgment. It's a documentary shoved in the middle of a wrestling show.
We're in a church basement, or a community gym, or something like that, with hardwood floors and dim, white light pouring in through windows near the top of the room. There's a table next to the door with a coffee machine and paper cups and a door to the outside propped open, so people can step out to smoke. A voice speaks up.
Teddy (O.S.): I don't think I've ever been a good person.
We move to the middle of the room. There's a circle of people sitting in chairs, looking at one whose face is obscured but whose voice most WiR diehards recognize. The circle's watching him carefully, skeptically. A couple of them glance at the camera as it moves by, which seems like an outsider - a perverse interloper. Some of them are recognizable, heels from all over the wrestling scene. Most of them seem miserable to be here, unrepentant. One figure, dressed up, seems more warm in his posture, but we don't see his face either.
Teddy (O.S.): I don't think I've ever really tried, I mean. I've been a good guy, for a little bit. Here and there. But I wasn't who I was. I was somebody trying to get cheered, trying to make sure they loved me. And when they didn't, I just… I snapped.
Finally, we see him, the object of their attentions. He is sitting in a chair, dressed down in a t-shirt, paper cup of coffee by his feet. Teddy Coronado. There's no charisma to the way he speaks. He was a preacher once, electrifying, manic, an embodiment of television airwaves. Now, he's mumbling. The camera zooms in on his face, as he tried to put together the next few words, shaking his head. The words seem ridiculous to say and maybe that's because they're wrestling words and this man - sitting here, in the basement - does not seem to be a wrestler.
Teddy: I'm Teddy Coronado and… Sorry. I'm Teddy and I'm a heel.
Others (all together): Hi, Teddy.
He cringes at them.
Teddy: I've been…
He stops, sucking on his tongue. It's the noise of a crowd, again.
Teddy: I'm sorry, I don't think I can do this.
Spence (O.S.): It's alright.
The camera pans over to a much more shocking face, Spence Cooper, dressed like a normal person, with a buttoned-up v-neck, instead of his usual attire as one half of the Golden State Stars, wearing mesh shirts and whatever nonsense is left. The rest of the group turns to him with a sort of reverence that seems wholly unfitting for him.
Spence: This is hard stuff, Teddy, alright - this is hard stuff, everybody. I mean, when I was a member of the Golden State Stars-
Spence: Chaz.
We whip pan to Chaz Levine, who is also there. He is dressed less like a normal person.
Chaz: Sorry, bro, still working on it.
Spence: We all have hiccups, is what I was saying. This is hard work. That's why not everybody does it. But it's good work. You've been here for a long time, right?
He's staring at the ground as he said it, as if ashamed.
Teddy: Six months.
Spence: Six months and it's still hard. That should show to everyone else here that even the best of us You can do it, Teddy. You can say it.
Teddy takes a breath, tries to put it together. After a few seconds, he looks back up. And it's almost there. That spark, that fire in his eyes.
Teddy: I've… been thinking about things, recently. I've been thinking about my time as a wrestler. I've done a lot of things in this business - and I'm not bragging about that, but I'm saying it because I need to say it. I was the best guy on the mic for a long time. I was good in the ring, too. I beat some of the best people in that company and sometimes I even did it clean.
There's a chuckle at that, in the room, and he gives a rueful smile, for a second, looking back on everything. Then it fades. So does the light in his eyes. Teddy looks at his feet, again, but the rest of them are listening, now. Most of them hate this place, but they listen
Teddy: I lied, I cheated, I stole. I used every dirty fucking trick in the book - you can look. My granddad wrote it. I used weapons. I hired my own ref. I made my own matches. I attacked people from behind the scenes. I once wrestled with a cardboard cut-out, so I could move its torn-off foot under the bottom rope to get a break.
He's looking up, now, and the fire isn't in his eyes, but it's in his words.
Teddy: I gave up everything for that title, for those accolades, for those year-end awards, for my hand raised up at the end of the night. I've got a claim to being the best champion in that company's history. I went into this business looking for all of that. I said to myself that I'd be different than my family, from my great-grandfather, from my grandfather, from my…
He stops. He leaves the final word unsaid.
Teddy: But that's not what I'm saying. I had the chance to change my name. I had a shitty start, but I had my own agency. What I did was my own. And by the end, I gave up that. I gave up my decency, my integrity, my dedication to this art, I gave up everything I have - and I don't have anything to show for it.
There's a crippling silence, for a few moments, the kind of silence you only notice when everything felt so loud before it.
Teddy: I don't talk to any of the roster I was a part of. My name doesn't get mentioned in promos. The fans - the fans that used to jeer my name, who serenaded me after I was forced out of that company - they don't think about me. I gave up everything I ever had and I don't…
He takes a shallow breath, emotional, seeming to hold back tears as he rubs his temples. A man offers him a tissue box but he waves it aside. For as much pride as he has managed to put aside, he can't allow himself to cry in front of the only people he's ever been genuine to.
Teddy: I got an offer, recently. You guys know about it.
Teddy half-heartedly gestures at the camera and a couple of them glance back at it. Chaz, on the edge of frame, flexes a little bit when reminded a camera is watching him.
Teddy: I got an offer to come back to WiR. They're coming back, apparently, again. They've offered me a couple times, over the years, and I almost took it. I even said I would, once, before. Back when I still had the bookstore. And then I started training and I became what I was, again, and I gave up the bookstore, and I was so fucked up I couldn't even make it to the show, because I realized, in that ring…
He pauses and they're all listening. He hates that, because he knows why they're listening and why he's talking. Because the fire, suddenly, is there. It's there in his eyes. It's there in his voice. It's there in the way he sits in that chair, the knotting his hands do as he talks, but most of all it's there in the crowd, listening with rapt attention.
Teddy: There's the Teddy Coronado with the money, with the television show, with the betrayal and the burials, even the Teddy who dressed up like a dentist and said he hated bullies. They say I've been a lot of people, had a lot of gimmicks, but the trick is they're all the same one. They're all somebody who needs to have the whole world know that they're the best. But they're all masks. Facades. And when I got into that ring, lit by halogen lights, no one in the audience, no one facing me in that ring, no one there but me, I realized the truth.
The fire in his voice has burned away and, now, he speaks in ashes: harsh, more serious than he's ever been, and more painful. He is being true.
Teddy: I don't know what's beneath those masks. I don't. A part of me is terrified that there isn't anything there. That the shit I've done, to other people, to the industry as a whole, that's who I am. I've tried to find out who it is, out here. I tried to open a bookstore, I tried to become a trainer, I tried to get as far away from that ring as possible.
He stops, again. The crowd is fully drawn in, now, and a furrowed brow of concern on Spence's face breaks through the mask of supportiveness.
Teddy: But, when I got that email, that offer… I think I realized that there's only one way for me to figure that out-
Spence: Teddy…
Teddy turns his eyes to Spence, but there's a weariness to his eyes. He's already made up his mind. He made it up before he even entered this room, before he even entered the cameras in, before Spence even says the thing he knows he's about to say.
Spence: Teddy, I know what you're about to say. And I want to tell you in front of the group, because I know you don't want there to be secrets here. I've been lured that way. We all have, but you have to know that there is a risk to what you're about to say. Some people can recover, can re-enter that ring, Teddy, but some people can't.
There is a warmth in Spence's eyes that make you realize that this is not the same man that was a Golden State Star. Not anymore. But he knows that he can't change his mind.
Spence: This is in your hands, Teddy. It always is.
Teddy sits there, genuinely considering the words and then he smiles. Knows how absurd what he's about to say is. And then he speaks, just as resolute as before. No. More so.
Teddy: I know. But I hear it in me. I hear the roar of the crowd, with me or against me. I hear my opponent's music hit. I hear the bending of the mat, the straining of the ropes, the fight. I know that who I was in there was a monster. But I know that, if there's something of me left, beneath all of this, it's in there.
He stands up.
Teddy: This is what I'm choosing to do, Spence. I'm sorry.
Teddy walks out of the circle, across the hardwood floor, and steps out the door. The camera doesn't follow.
Javier (O.S.): Ladies and gentlemen, the Independent Champion, Diiiiiiiiick Dover!
We cut back to Knott's Berry Farm, where the crowd reacts in a mixed fashion to the announcement of Dick Dover. Prisoner of Society hits, and Dick Dover walks through the curtain with the Independent Championship over his shoulder.
Mann: The Independent Champion enters the building, he says he has an announcement to make.
Woodbridge: That’s right, Shay. We don’t know what it’s going to be, but when Dover walked into the venue this afternoon, he insisted on addressing the crowd.
Dover grabs a mic from Maurice Chondon ringside, then walks up the stairs, wipes his feet on the apron, and enters the ring. He then turns to face the crowd.
Dover: I know you all have a lot of thoughts about me, but let’s get one thing clear right now. There’s been a lot of time gone by since you last saw me. But don’t get me wrong, one thing wouldn’t have changed no matter how long we’ve been apart. I am still your Independent Champion.
Crowd: mix of boos and applause
Dover: But there have been changes. Changes in the world and changes with myself, and it’s time for me to share with you all some changes I’ve made. When WiR went on hiatus i-
Nitroglycerin hits as Joey McCarty storms out from behind the curtain holding a mic.
Crowd: Boooooooooo
McCarty: No no no no no no fuck this shit. I know what this is. I’m not stupid.
McCarty stomps down to the ring.
McCarty: Dick, you’ve talked all this talk about being a fighting champion, but I know a retirement announcement when I see one.
McCarty slides into the ring and pops up to his feet, pacing around Dover.
McCarty: and you must be out of your mind to think you can walk out of here title held high, to a cheering crowd, and go out as champion. You’re out of your goddamn mind.
Dover walks towards McCarty.
Dover: You don’t even-
McCarty: Save it, honestly. I came into this business as an outsider, and I was given the crash course. I don’t know where you learned this, it might have been in dogwater Florida, but it certainly wasn’t in Toronto.
Dover: Joey, you’ll shut the hell up if you know what’s good for you.
McCarty: What I was taught is that you always go out on your back. If you won’t do that, then I’ll do that for you.
Dover goes to talk, but McCarty slaps him.
McCarty: So what you’re going to do right now, is lie down, stare at the lights, and you can end your career the way you’re supposed to, and watch me coronate myself as a triple crown champion.
Dover: Interesting point Joey, counterpoint:
Dover hits McCarty with a spinning back elbow, sending him to the mat!
Dover: You don’t tell me what to fucking do. So here’s what we’re actually going to do, I’m going to show these people I am a fighting champion, we’re going to get a ref out here, and I’m going to whoop your ass
Mann: HOLD ON A SECOND, DOVER. YOU DON’T GET TO PROMISE PEOPLE MATCHES, I MAKE THE MATCHES but that is a good idea so lets get a ref out here BECAUSE I SAID SO.
Crowd (a little more confused): YAYYY
Jeff Boone sprints out from backstage at full speed and dives headfirst under the rope into the ring.
The bell rings, leaving both men a little stunned at how quickly this match has started. Joey moves into action first, lurching for Dover, arms outstretched in a clear indication that Joey wants to initiate a classic “Test of Strength.” Dick Dover knocks away the hands and shoots for a double-leg takedown, sending Joey sprawling to the mat.
Mann: Wow, an incredibly technical start for Dover. Sometimes I think we forget home in depth his wrestling knowhow is.
Dick Dover is slowly overpowering Joey from underneath, when a glint shines in the Canadian’s eyes. A brutal knee to the face erupts from McCarty, slamming into Dover’s nose. Dover steps back, covering his damaged face. Blood begins to drip onto the mat.
Woodbridge: Wow, Dover is absolutely busted up!
Paisner: That’s the opportunistic streak of McCarty showing. Give him an inch, he’ll take a mile and sell you back the inch for triple it’s market value.
Dover shakes his head, trying to clear up the fog inflicted from Joey’s move. Before he gets a chance to recover, Joey is behind him, snaking his arms up to lock Dover in a full nelson. Dover is in a precarious position, but he digs his fingers into Joey’s eyes, cause the hold to release.
Woodbridge: A savvy veteran move, but is it legal?
Mann: Absolutely not. It seems like this ref is going to let them play on, for some reason. Very hands off.
Woodbridge: When you’ve got two fighters who will do whatever it takes to win, sometimes it’s best to just let them go at it. Anything less than that could give the other an unfair advantage.
Dover throws a couple quick strikes to McCarty’s midsection. Joey winces and bends over, giving Dick the opportunity to hit him with a Leg Drop Bulldog that pounds Joey into the mat!
Dover capitalizes on McCarty’s grounded position, dropping some falling elbows into the fallen man. But the third elbow doesn’t land cleanly, given Joey the opportunity to flip over and nail another knee into Dover, this time right on the side of his head.
Mann: Hard to imagine these headshots won’t have an effect on Dover if this match goes long.
A quick leap to his feet, and Joey finally has the position he wanted in the beginning, locking up Dover in a contested full collar tie. He gains the upper hand, and begins controlling Dover towards the corner. A grasp of Dover’s wounded head, and then suddenly McCarty is rubbing Dover’s face all over the ringpost!
Crowd: OOOF
But Dover isn’t one to take something like this without fighting back. A wild leg flail nails McCarty right in the gonads, sending him backwards in pain. The ref looks to step in, but then decides not to as Dover runs towards his and lands an uppercut into lariat combo that sends Joey back down to the ground. Dover attempts a cover!
Joey kicks out with relative ease, prompting Dover to consider more violence towards the grounded wrestler.
Mann: What could this devilish man be considering next?
Dover sits on McCarty.
Woodbridge: A chair!
A quick pivot from Dover, and suddenly Joey is up in the air, face in anguish from the inverted surfboard stretch.
Woodbridge: A painful chair!
Suddenly, a voice rings out from the crowd.
Dover, mildly irritated by the fan, releases the hold on Joey, sending the stretched out man to the mat. He gets up and aggressively points to the crowd in the direction of the mysterious fan.
Dover: Hey Asshole! You wanna see lame? I’ll show you lame!
Dover grabs Joey’s hair and becomes slamming punches into the downed man’s face.
A frustrated Dover now releases the hold and turns his back on Joey, heading over to the ringpost. He begins to remove the cover. At this point, blood has completely covered his chest. Joey stirs and stands, sneaking up to behind Dover. A quick snatch and Joey has surprise rolled up Dover for a pin!
Dover kicks out and gets back to his feet, but Joey is quicker and grabs Dover’s arm for an irish whip, sending him into the exposed ring post!* The hard metal digs into the small of Dover’s back and he reels in pain, back into Joey who snags his wrist, twisting it into a hold. Dover is up in the air and slammed back onto his neck as Joey lands a modified Fisherman Driver on the champion!
It’s Joey’s turn to batter the grounded Dover, repeatedly sending soccer kicks into his skull. The dull sound of bone against flesh carries through the arena in a way that makes most attendees uncomfortable. Joey lifts Dover to his feet, intending to whip him into the exposed ring post again, but Dover has seen this before. He counters with a reversal, sending McCarty into the ropes, McCarty rebounds and Dover SLAMS him into the mat with a teeth-rattling spinebuster!
Mann: I’m not sure if Dover’s winning the crowd over or if they just enjoy seeing Joey get hurt, either way, Dover is red-hot!
Dover grabs McCarty, and goes into the set up for his Doverleaf! But before he can, a small figure pops up onto the apron.
Gigi appears holding a spray bottle and she sprays a fine clear mist right into Dover’s eyes and cackles maniacally!
Mann: What’s this?! It's Gigi! And she’s just assaulted Dover with some sort of liquid!
Dover drops McCarty and grabs at his eyes. Kaitlyn Casey Jones appears from the crowd, holding a sign that says “GAMER GIRL BATHWATER $279.69”, she hops the barricade and grabs a mic, laughing with Gigi. Jones pulls a card out of her pocket and starts reading it.
KCJ: Hey faaaans, if you’re looking to order some of the water that our favorite e-girl actually bathes in, it’s up on the website right now! Guaranteed to have touched Gigi’s skin, go to www.gigigamergirlgush.pizza for more details. Fuck you, Dick!”
Gigi: I wrote that last part.
McCarty clambers to his feet, confused. He notices Dover staggering, and launches himself into the air, connecting with a superman punch to the back of Dover’s skull.
Woodbridge: I can’t believe this, Dover’s had the title stolen from him!
McCarty scrambles to cover Dover.
Mann: Dover kicked out!
Woodbridge: How!?!?
McCarty stumbles to the corner in disbelief, and collapses into a seated position onto the bottom turnbuckle, the crowd swells, and McCarty’s confounded expression turns to disbelief and then to anger, he pops to his feet and stomps towards Dover.
Woodbridge: What do either of these men have left in the bag?!
McCarty lifts Dover to his feet, cussing him out as he does. McCarty attempts his Bus Driver Uppercut, but Dover springs to life and catches him, and PLANTS him with a kneeling jawbreaker!
Mann: Cliffs of Dover!
Woodbridge: From the last of his energy!
Mann: Cover!
Mann: Dover is still Independent Champion!
Before Javier can make the announcement, Gigi and KCJ hit the ring and attack Dover, as McCarty rolls out of the ring, jumping him and punching and kicking Dover while he’s down.
Woodbridge: What the hell is this?!
Mann: Gigi still thinks she’s owed a shot at the Independent Championship, she must have made some sort of deal with McCarty to get her match!
Woodbridge: And now that her plan is up in smoke, she’s taking it out on Dover!
Gigi and KCJ continue their assault, KCJ picks up the mic and is about to speak, but before she can, Adam Raised A Cain plays.
Woodbridge: Someone else with unfinished business, Mark Dutch!
Mark Dutch runs out, Joey McCarty is standing on the ramp, and Dutch shoulder checks him out of the way! Dutch then slides into the ring, and pulls KCJ off of Dover and out of the ring! Gigi scrambles out of the ring away from Dutch.
Mann: Last time we saw these two, they were at eachothers throats, but now Dutch comes to save Dover? What’s going on?
Woodbridge: Looks like there's still lots of unfinished business around these parts.
Mann: That’s enough of this.
Mann grabs a stick mic and attempts to stand on the commentary table, but it wobbles so he instead stands on his chair
Mann: When I brought this company back, it wasn’t for what it was, but what it can become, so I can’t have you three stinking up the joint with old beef, so let’s settle this at the next show. You three for the Independent Title. a brief pause to let that sink in
Mann sits back down with a grin on his face.
Mann: I like this “making matches live” thing
Woodbridge: Could stand to work on your crowd work though.
Mann: More WiR action, after this!
Dover, Dutch and Gigi staring eachother down as we fade out to commercial.
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2023.06.02 04:45 Gameran Dexter Flux Presents: Sound-Off! - Part One

Previously unannounced press conference, May 31, 2023.

Cameras are rolling as the owner of Mann Corporation, Shay D. Mann, hair in a perfectly put-together part, adorned in a navy suit and white tie, steps forward to a podium, in front of a WiR backdrop, microphone in hand.
Mann: My name is Shay Duncan Mann. And I am the new owner and proprietor of Wrestling is Reddit. I can assure you that your beloved Allen Paisner will be returning in the future, however, he could not make tonight's show due to some…
Mann smirks.
Mann: Legal complications. But fear not, I’ll be taking his place in the booth tonight.
The crowd erupts with applause and cheers, eager to witness the rebirth of their beloved wrestling promotion, even without Paisner for the evening.
Mann: Tonight, we embark on an exhilarating journey, as WiR takes a bold leap forward. I stand before you not just as the owner, but as a “fan”—a fan who understands the passion and dedication that this community shares for the world of wrestling.
Mann tries to hide a grimace as he proclaims his “fandom”. The crowd anticipates Mann’s next move
Mann: For too long, WiR has been dormant, unable to proceed, some of the talent trapped in Europe with no way home. But this, is no more! Today, we resurrect the spirit of WiR, bringing it back to life with a bang! And what better way to open things up by “Sounding Off"! Presented by the one and only, Dexter Flux
The crowd gives an actual cheer with genuine enthusiasm at the mention of Flux, their sort of god-king.
Mann: "Sound Off" isn't just a name; it's a rallying cry! It's a call for all of you, the WiR faithful, to voice your opinions, to express your passion, and to join us in this incredible journey. This event will be a celebration of everything that makes WiR special—the wrestling, the community, and the shared experiences that bring us all together.
The press conference crowd, whose papering becomes increasingly obvious the more Mann talks, is enthusiastic, as they eagerly hang onto Shay D. Mann's every word, perhaps a little too eagerly.
Mann: Tonight, in this very ring, our talented roster will ignite your imagination, deliver jaw-dropping performances, and create moments that will be etched in your memories forever. Sound Off! will leave you on the edge of your seats, craving for more.
The crowd roars with the excitement of a hair dryer pop.
Mann: But this is not just a show; it's a community. Together, we'll embrace the highs and lows, the victories and defeats. We'll share our opinions, engage in spirited debates, and build something truly remarkable. WiR is your platform—your voice will be heard!
The crowd erupts once again, their cheers echoing through the arena, showcasing their dedication to WiR, or getting paid to be there
Mann: So, my friends, get ready to immerse yourselves in the magic of WiR once again. Open your hearts, open your minds, and let the exhilaration of "Sound Off" wash over you! Tonight, we begin a new era—one that will redefine the landscape of this sport. Welcome back to WiR, my friends. Because Wrestling… is Revived.
With a sly smile, Shay D. Mann raises his microphone high, signaling the start of the show, as things fade to a video of Dexter Flux. His face is slightly out of frame as the camera points to his chest and chin.
Flux: Hey, it’s me, Dexter Flux. Welcome, uh, welcome you know, back to wrestl- Ugh, sorry, something was like, in my throat. Wrestling is Reddit. Welcome back to Wrestling is Reddit. This is House Party.

Knott's Berry Farm, June 1st, 2023.

With that rousing introduction, we now cut back to the day of, with a drone shot of the ring set up at Knott’s Berry Farm, fans on makeshift stands in the berry field, a parking lot and farmhouse off in the far distance, before [off brand royalty free music] begins to play!
Through the makeshift curtain, Tony “The Milkman” Stevens appears, wearing a pair of off-blue tights with cow white print, a single blue elbow pad on the left side, with a pair of gloved hands- in which, he holds a pristine white umbrella. The Milkman points his umbrella right down the lens of the camera…
Milkman: Good to be back, fellas, and good to see you, Mr. Cameraman! Been a while.
Mann: And here comes the Milkman, and a huge ovation from this crowd! But no Horde jacket with him!
Woodbridge: Or any jacket. But we’re in Anaheim, its hot out
Mann You’re right. But he did prepare for rain.
The Milkman hands off his umbrella to a fan at ringside, before sliding under the bottom rope, and ascending the left hard camera turnbuckle, firing up the crowd, before doing a backflip off the top rope, and into the ring!
The Camera cuts back to the entranceway, as the music changes, to Skillet
Jericho Styles appears on the ramp, adorned in an Allen Iverson Nuggets Jersey. He blows off a fan’s high five attempt, before sliding into the ring and taking a position opposite of Stevens.
Babaganoush: WiR fans… welcome to Anaheim California, the beautiful Knotts Berry Farm! Welcome! To Sound Off! Presented by Dexter Flux.
Crowd: W-I-R! W-I-R! W-I-R! W-I-R!
Banaganoush: Our opening contest is scheduled for one fall to a finish. Introducing first, to my right… wrestling out San Jose California, weighing in at 217 pounds, Jericho… Styles!
Babaganoush: And his opponent, to my left. Weighing in at 208 pounds…
Crowd begins to rise
Babaganoush: Wrestling out of… Brooklyn, New York! Tony… “The Milkmaaannnnnnn” Stevens!
Crowd erupts into indiscriminate cheers
The Milkman and Styles circle each other as the bell rings, before Styles takes the initiative with a lock up attempt, which he quickly transitions to a rear waist lock. Milkman thinks on his feet, and grabs the arm of Styles lifting it above his head, and turning to break the lock, before using it to get behind Jericho, who uses his size advantage to overpower Stevens and apply a hammerlock, using the position to turn Stevens around, and take him down to the mat with an arm drag, maintaining control of the arm, which he quickly leverages into a pinfall…
Milkman gets his free shoulder up!
Crowd: Yay!
Woodbridge: JZ leveraging some technical skill here in the opening moments of this one, but can’t keep the Milkman down!
Mann: Only one count for Styles
Styles refuses to relinquish his grip on the arm, and as Stevens gets up, pushes him back into the corner before he can balance himself. Styles whips Stevens across the ring to the other corner, before charging in and being met with Milkman’s knee! Stevens capitalizes on his newly made opening by delivering a sharp kick to the chest of Styles, before whipping him against the ropes. Styles charges back, and tries to use his momentum to catch Stevens with a hip toss, but can only get Stevens a few inches of height off the ground before the Milkman lands on his feet, lifts and Styles up for an atomic drop, which forces him to let go of Stevens. With his arm now free, The Milkman plants himself, and delivers a [devastating lariat]. With what self-preservation he has left, Styles rolls to the outside, and onto the grass.
Woodbridge: And The Milkman just leveled Styles with that lariat!
Mann: Not something we’re quite used to seeing from Stevens, some hard strikes early in this one that really seemed to throw Styles off his game.
Styles pulls himself up by the barricade, to the direct ire of front-row fans who continue to heckle him. Back in the ring, Stevens throws himself off the far-end ropes, charges in for a dive… before Styles ducks down to avoid being hit. Stevens doesn’t change speed, and instead, throws himself between the ropes for a 6-1-9 that hits nothing but air, launching himself back into the ring, and landing on his feet. After this feat of dexterity, and with Styles on the ground outside, The Milkman takes a bow for his efforts.
Four dues in front of the hard cam: WE LOVE MILK! WE LOVE MILK!
At a count of eight, Styles, returns to the ring, and the two wrestlers square off again. Styles gets the better of the two on the lockup, delivering a stomp to Stevens’ foot, before kneeling him in the stomach. Styles lifts Stevens up for a suplex, but Stevens shifts his weight and lands on his feet behind him! The Milkman attempts a German suplex, but Styles throws a firm elbow to the jaw and repositions behind Stevens for a German attempt of his own. Stevens gives Styles a receipt with a firm, calcium-hardened elbow of his own, before bounding over to the ropes, and attempting a lionsault to a standing Styles! Styles catches him, but Stevens slips free, pushes Styles into the corner, and he takes a chest-first bump. Stevens harnesses his agility once more to get into poison-rana position on the shoulders of Styles, but Styles uses one arm to flip Milkman off balance and send him tumbling to the ground. Quickly, Stevens attempts to transition to a sunset flip but has to abandon ship as Styles tries to poke him in the eyes, jamming his finger into the canvas as a result. Stevens uses the moment to leap up to Bret’s rope, turn around, and deliver a dropkick to Styles! Stevens then rolls to the apron, and pumps up the crowd with a wave of his hand…
Guy already 4 cheap beers in: I hate this Styles guy!
…and delivers another springboard dropkick, this one from the top rope! Stevens flexes for the crowd, before rolling into a cover…
Styles gets a shoulder up!
Mann: Does The Milkman seem a bit different to you, Woodbridge?
Woodbridge: Milkman definitely wants to show off early, he looks like he hasn’t lost a step!
Mann: Maybe even gained one, and it almost feels like he’s being a bit disrespectful of his opponent, don’t you think?
Woodbridge: And what are you insinuating?
Mann: Well, maybe performing in front of a WiR crowd again has him a little more amped than usual! Trying a lot of those high-risk maneuvers early- we’re only a few minutes into this one, folks!
After the Kickout, Stevens signals to the cheering crowd, runs off the ropes, and attempts a wheelbarrow bulldog, but as he pushes himself up, Styles swivels his hips, and Stevens face plants into the mat.
Mann: And Stevens’ showing off cost him there!
Styles knees Stevens in the stomach, before putting his head between the legs, and sets up for the Styles Clash! He can’t lock in Milkman’s arms, and Stevens uses them to push off the mat to sit up above Jericho! Stevens tries throwing a punch at Jericho’s head, but he pivots his plan, and adjusts to deliver a powerbomb! As he releases, Stevens adjusts his body and manages to mitigate some of the damage by landing awkwardly on the back foot, stumbling back into the ropes.
Mann: If Styles hit that, it could have spelled an early end for Stevens!
Stevens pulls himself back to his feet using the ropes and charges back in with a clothesline attempt, but Styles sees it coming, grabs the arm and uses it to shift the momentum, and lifts Stevens for a tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker!
Mann: And Styles seems to be in control here.
Woodbridge: Stevens took some early momentum, but Styles has had a counter for everything Stevens has thrown at him.
Styles pulls Stevens up to his feet by the hair, before casually flipping one of Stevens’ arms over his shoulder for a uranage position before holding his arms out to the crowd!
Styles smirks at the boos incoming, and throws Stevens with a t-bone suplex. Once Stevens is planted, Styles stomps the stomach to force him to sit up, before stretching the arms behind for a surfboard stretch!
Styles: I’m a technical wrestler now, assholes!
Mann: Styles slowing things down here, grounding the Milkman
Woodbridge: Not a bad strategy, we saw how The Milkman was in control with a faster pace!
One guy holding up a sign with Goku: WE-LOVE-GOKU! WE-LOVE-GOKU!
Everyone else in the crowd is deafeningly silent
Styles breaks his hold and approaches the hard camera ropes to yell at the fan more
Styles: Dragon Ball is overrated trash!
Styles kicks Stevens back to the mat
Styles That one was for you, fucking weeb!
As Stevens once again rises to his feet, Styles punches him and he falls back to the mat, just for Styles to pick him back up, and line up against the ropes, for an irish whip. As Stevens returns to sender, Styles throws him straight up in the air… and football punts him in the chest on the way down!
Styles: Hey weeb guy! This one’s for you too! I saw a Japanese dude do it once!
Styles lifts Stevens up, sets him up with the arms behind the back… and delivers a slow, sloppy [tiger driver], before placing a single foot on the chest, and flexing
Woodbridge: Well, he didn’t quite get all of it.
Styles takes time to put Stevens in a Camel Clutch.
Mann: And it seems Styles didn’t want to get left out of showing off!
Woodbridge: Well, he certainly nailed Milkman with that kick, but the Tiger Driver left a lot to be desired.
Mann: Styles seems to have control of this match when it’s slowed down, wearing Stevens with this technical wrestling prowess.
Woodbridge, reaching under the desk for a paper bag: Everyone wants to be a hero in front of the first crowd in two years
Styles releases Stevens from the hold by battering him in the back of the head with a forearm, picking him up by the scruff, and bouncing him off the ropes for an Irish whip and hitting him with the kitchen sink! But Stevens wastes no motion, and grabs the leg, turning Styles over for a rollup!
Woodbridge: He almost got him with that rollup! From out of nowhere!
The Milkman tries to capitalize, but Styles returns the favor with a boot to the stomach.
Styles: I’ll show you to make a damn fool out of me!
Styles hoists Stevens up for a vertical suplex, before taking two steps and chucking him across the top rope! The Milkman bounces off the top rope, makes a deflating noise as the air is forced out of his lungs, and flops down to the floor outside!
Mann: Styles with some kind of inverted lawn-dart maneuver! Woodbridge, do you know what that’s called?
Woodbridge: Nope.
Styles: Come on, milk boy, you have anything else for me?
Stevens crawls back into the ring, holding onto his ribs, before Styles once again kicks him in the stomach, and applies a chin lock in the ring.
Mann: Styles has found his target! If Stevens can’t breathe, he can’t fight!
Woodbridge: The young Styles showing some veteran instinct here, Mann, if Stevens has the wind knocked out of him, he can’t perform those high-flying moves he was nailing Styles with earlier!
Styles turns to the side, and locks Milkman in a body scissors, using his legs to apply pressure to the ribcage. Stevens tries to use his free legs to push both men closer to the ropes, but can only move them a few feet. Stevens smacks the mat with his free hand, and a guy in the crowd does it to the barricade. Stevens smacks the mat again, and a few more fans join in.
Crowd Smacking the barricade
Stevens pushes towards the ropes again, making more progress. Styles sees this, and releases the hold, grabbing Stevens by the hair with one hand, tights in the other, and pulling him up to his feet.
Styles: You want the ropes so bad, here, have them!
Styles runs over to the ropes with the Milkman, and hurls him between the middle and top rope, dumping him to the outside where he lands with a noticeable thud. Styles follows him to the outside, taking his time to savor the boos of the crowd, before delivering a knee to a rising Milkman, and lifting him for a vertical suplex on the grass! Styles rolls into the ring… and back out again to break the count. Despite the present beating, Stevens once again pulls himself to his feet.
And Styles knees him in the ribs.
Styles rolls Stevens back into the ring before taking a moment to confront the drunk fan who jeered him earlier. After his verbal exchange, Styles delivers a scoop slam to Stevens to keep him down, and the pressure on the body, before sliding into a cover.
Mann: Forcing Stevens to exert more energy there on the kick out, after continuing his assault on the ribs. A very solid strategy by Styles in this one.
Styles picks The Milkman up once more and prepares another vertical suplex, but the Milkman slips free! Stevens lands behind Styles, hooks his arms, and goes for a crucifix pin!
Styles barely escapes! The Milkman wastes no motion as Styles rises back to his feet, bouncing off the hard camera ropes, and forcing Styles to drop back to the mat to avoid a strike. Stevens bounces off the opposite end, and Styles barely avoids him once more, this time with a slide-step that sees him almost lose his balance. Styles tries to save his momentum by charging at Stevens as he bounces off the ropes a third time, but Stevens pulls down the top rope, sending Styles to the apron! Stevens kicks Styles in the knee, before going through the middle rope to meet Styles on the apron. Styles tries to sweep out the leg of the Milkman, knocking himself down to one knee on the attempt, but Stevens jumps over it, and catches Styles with a Calcium Kiss Superkick that sends Styles to the grass below!
With his foe grounded, Stevens looks to the crowd, positions himself in the middle of the ring, and before Styles can discover where he is, Stevens takes flight, springboarding off the middle rope with an Asai Milksault! On the landing, Stevens’ left knee awkwardly hits the uneven yard, and he visibly grimaces before falling backward.
Mann: And both men are down after that! Stevens with a ferocious comeback attempt, but he may have hurt himself!
Woodbridge: Someone hasn’t been taking care of their lawn.
Stevens hears the air exit the crowd, and pulls himself up, giving them a reassuring thumbs up, before using the leg he landed on to kick Styles in the back of his knee, before throwing him back into the ring. Stevens puts one leg into the ring through the middle rope, before looking into the crowd- and deciding to ascend the turnbuckles instead! The Milkman leaps, and delivers a diving hurricanrana! As Styles tries to roll to the ropes, Stevens uses their good leg to stomp on his chest, before pulling him back to the middle of the ring, and hitting a Standing Milksault! Stevens maintains the cover!
Styles gets a shoulder up!
Woodbridge: And Stevens throwing everything into this assault on Styles, but it still wasn’t enough to put him down!
Crowd: Let’s Go Milk-man! Let’s Go Milk-man!
Stevens picks Styles up, and lifts him onto his shoulders…
Woodbridge: He’s going for the Milky Way!
…But the injured knee can’t hold up the weight, and both men crash to the mat.
Entrance Music begins to play as a small, skinny wrestler in a leather jacket waltzes towards the two downed competitors
Mann: And that’s Raven Van Loupe! Van Loupe is here at Sound Off!
Woodbridge: These two formed an alliance last time we saw them! But will it hold after the time off?
Van Loupe enters the ring, despite the protests of WiR official Tai Ni Wong, and glances at the pair as both try to pull themselves up, Stevens using the ropes, Styles on his own. Van Loupe looks back and forth… before kicking Stevens in the injured knee!
Babaganoush: And here is your winner…
Van Loupe helps Styles to his feet, and the pair begin to lay the boots on Stevens.
Babaganoush: By disqualification as a result of interference, and striking a WiR official…
Styles takes the knee of the downed Milkman, and lifts it above his head, before thrashing it against the canvas.
Babaganoush: At a time of…
Van Loupe has Styles lift Stevens by the hair once more, before she runs to the ropes, jumps off the second rope, and Styles pushes The Milkman into the cutter.
Babaganoush: Ten minutes and twenty-three seconds…
Styles and Van Loupe stand over Stevens, and Styles prepares to deliver the finishing blow as he signals to the crowd that he is looking for the Styles Clash!
Banaganoush: Tony “The Milkmannnnnn” Stevens!!!!!!
Van Loupe: Are you done?
Van Loupe gives Styles a thumbs up, but as he goes to finish off Stevens, a mighty howl plays over the speakers as a short, scruffy man runs to the ring.
Woodbridge: That’s The Werewolf!
Mann Johnny, A Werewolf, is here! And he’s rushing to the ring!
Styles lets Stevens flop back down to the mat, holding his knee, and turns to face the incoming Werewolf as he slides under the ropes and into the ring. Styles steps before Vna Loupe to intercept, but the fresh Werewolf knocks him off his feet with The Pounce. The Werewolf comes face to face with Van Loupe in the center of the ring!
Mann: Pandemonium has broken out in the first match of Sound Off! And the fans are loving it!
Crowd: WE LOVE WERE-WOLF! clap clap clap clap clap WE LOVE WERE-WOLF!
Woodbridge: The Pack Wolf and the Werewolf facing off in the center of the ring!
Mann: And these two have unfinished business! The Lifeblood exists because they took issue with being left behind for signings like Werewolf!
Johnny feints left, before throwing a right jab! The Werewolf unleashes Pack Tactics on Van Loupe! As he stops throwing punches, and signals for another pounce, Styles kips up, and levels the werewolf with a lariat!
Van Loupe and Styles begin to wear down the Werewolf, delivering blow after blow to Johnny as the boos rain from the crowd. Van Loupe delivers a stomp to the knee of The Milkman to keep him down before they and Jericho set up to finish off styles…
When an Italian Flag appears on the video screen, and an absolute guido of an Italian-American, hair dripping with greaseslowly walks out from behind the curtain, wearing a Shohei Ohtani jersey!
…A Shohei Ohtani… New York Mets jersey.
Mann: That’s The Apex! Arturo Stiglione! Stiglione is in the yard!
Stiglione slowly scopes out the scene on his way to the ring, seeing the downed Milkman on the left of the ring, the downed werewolf on the right, and the standing Lifeblood members in the middle. He slowly ascends the stairs and stands across from Van Loupe and Styles.
Wodbridge: And The Apex, not a fan of Johnny, a very terse relationship between these two.
Apex: Hell ova job ya done hea’
Van Loupe: If you know what’s good for you, you’ll stand aside, and maybe we won’t hurt you.
Apex: Dont’cha mind me, just monitoring the situation.
Styles pulls Van Loupe aside, and the two have an impromptu conference, before nodding along, and continuing their attack on Werewolf.
With The Lifeblood’s backs turned Styles looks down at his fist. He looks down at the blue and orange he’s adorned in, and loosens up his arm. He points to the back of Styles, who senses the crowd rising, and turns around… to be met with a spinning backfist!!
Mann: Styles has made his choice! And he chooses to stand against The Lifeblood!
Van Loupe hears his body hit the canvas, and turns around, to be met with the sight of a downed Styles! The Apex takes off his Mets jersey… to reveal an Angels jersey! The Werewolf is back on his feet, and he and the Apex come face to face! Van Loupe rises back up at the wrong time, as the two share a nod, and deliver a double clothesline! Seeing the situation turn against him, Styles slinks to the outside, and grabs a chair from under the ring, before sneaking back in behind the Werewolf and Apex, who have turned to the hard camera. Styles raises the chair to strike…
...And gets blasted by a Calcium Kiss from The Milkman!
The three faces are all back on their feet in the middle of the ring, standing tall! As the three begin to celebrate…
“It’s a Psychobilly Freakout!
Mann: That’s the music of Mason Saunders! But where is he?
Saunders’ music plays, but the entranceway remains empty.
Woodbridge: He’s behind us, Mann! He just jumped the barricade!
Mann: But he’s outnumbered, Woodbridge, both his allies are down!
Undeterred by the numbers disadvantage, Saunders slides behind the faces, and as they recognize the trap, Saunders is already in the ring! The Werewolf approaches first and throws a jab that almost seems to bounce off the chin of Saunders. Saunders simply stares, and when the Werewolf tries a second one, Saunders swipes it aside with a tree trunk arm, before launching into action and dropping the Werewolf with a right hook, which catches the Werewolf cleanly on the jaw, who slumps backward onto the canvas. The Milkman tries to charge to his aid, but Saunders delivers a pump kick to put him back on the canvas. The Apex tries to make a move while Saunders’ back is turned facing Stevens, but he fails to do any damage and is swiftly thrown aside. Saunders drops the Milkman again, before turning around to face Apex… who turns around, and flees the ring as fast as possible!
Mann: And Stiglione, getting out of dodge as soon as he can!
Woodbridge: And turning tail and running, Stiglione is out of here!
As Stiglione flees up the entranceway, the rest of the Lifeblood begins to pick themselves up. Saunders puts the Werewolf pack down on the canvas with a scoop powerslam, and boots him out of the ring. The Lifeblood stand united, and face the hard camera, Stiglione and Werewolf removed, and the Milkman down on the opposite end of the ring. JZ ascends to the second rope of the left turnbuckle, Van Loupe to the right, and the three all pose for the hard camera!
Mann: And the Lifeblood, although not victorious in the match, is victorious here in the aftermath!
Woodbridge: But wait, The Milkman is trying to get back up!
Mann: Stevens of course, left for the picking, as other members of The Horde are all the way on the other side of the Farm preparing for their match later!
Stevens struggles to pull himself up to his feet, knee buckling under him. Saunders perks up, and stops his pose. Stevens staggers to his feet, and before he can get very far, Saunders turns, and with blinding speed nails Stevens with a disgusting lariat that nearly takes his head off!
Woodbridge: And the Milk has gone spoiled.
The Lifeblood circle the downed Milkman like vultures, and Van Loupe drops to one knee, and picks up the Milkman’s head by the hair! JZ gets down as well, and the two strike a pose, with Milkman’s body as the centerpiece!
Mann: A statement made, by the Lifeblood
Woodbridge: To me, Mann, it looks like the statement was made by Saunders, Van Loupe, and JZ just picked up the scraps!
Van Loupe, holding up Milkman to the Camera victoriously: Take a look, WiR, this is the future! We are the Lifeblood of this company, and don’t forget that!
The camera pans out to JZ and Van Loupe celebrating over Milkman’s body, while Saunders stares from behind, before fading out to a commercial break.
Javier: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL, with a 20 minute time limit. Your referee for this contest is Mia So Hung. Introducing first, from Montreal, Canada, weighing in at 119 pounds...... GIGI♥ V!
A significantly smaller but incredibly loud section of the crowd: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
Music begins to swell in the background, and the crowd continues their jeering (and occasional unbridled simping) until Gigi steps out, running her hands down her body to the lewd Ashnikko verse.
Mann: Gigi here, surrounded by her legion of fans, who are then surrounded by a legion of people who absolutely despise her. As it should be here in WiR.
Gigi saunters to the ring, taking vaguely suggestive selfies with her ravenous fans on the front row, and generally seeming uncaring about the forthcoming match.
Woodbridge: And given her successes recently, it’s gonna be easy to overlook a competitor like Li Xiao, which very easily could prove fatal.
Gigi steps into the ring, as Javier starts his announcing again.
Javier: And her opponent, from Hong Kong, weighing in at 105 pounds... LI XIAO!!!
A unfamiliar metal song blasts out from the speakers, and a rather familiar hyperactive martial artist bounces out from behind the curtain!
Xiao charges down the ramp with a head of steam, hyped and ready to fight.
Mann: Xiao has some of the most devastating offense in this company, and if she’s able to keep momentum, it could very well shatter Gigi’s plans of making a statement here!
Woodbridge: Yeah, sure, but Xiao’s a tag team specialist first and foremost. She comes in to deal damage and then gets out before she takes too much abuse.
Xiao hops into the ring, and the referee pats both competitors down, before gesturing for the bell.
In an interesting turn of events, Gigi and Li Xiao start off with a collar-and-elbow tie up in the center of the ring. Gigi takes quick advantage of her height and weight advantage to gain leverage and force Li Xiao backwards into the ropes.
Mann: Gigi starting off with the basics here, knowing Li Xiao is nothing if not an incredibly explosive fighter.
Woodbridge: That’s right, Xiao wrestles like my grandpa used to make moonshine, god rest his soul!
Gigi sets herself, and when Xiao tries to push off the ropes and get Gigi off, Gigi directs the momentum into a modified biel, throwing Li Xiao across the ring! Gigi takes a moment to smirk and pose for the fans - a mistake, as Xiao rolls through the throw and hits the ropes on the opposite side of the ring!
Mann: Incredible strength from Gigi!
Gigi turns around into a sprinting palm strike from Xiao, staggering backwards into the ropes yet again, and Xiao follows up with a big kick to the gut! Gigi’s doubled over, and Xiao drops her with a DDT!
Woodbridge: Xiao’s fired up, and she’s quite possibly looking to end this match before it even gets started!
Xiao with the cover!
Gigi kicks out right at 2, and rolls up, obviously shocked and dazed. The crowd in attendance is split, with the wrestling fans excited to see Gigi on the ropes, and the Gigi fans absolutely in shambles. Xiao is up quickly, as Gigi staggers to her feet - Xiao hits the ropes, springboards, and catches Gigi with a beautiful headscissors!
Gigi rolls through, runs the ropes, and comes back with a head of steam! Xiao dodges a clothesline attempt, shoves Gigi to the other rope, and gets ready for the comeback - Gigi catches the ropes! Xiao charges in to press the advantage, and eats an officially branded Gigi♥ boot to the face! Xiao is absolutely rocked, staggering backwards, and this time Gigi takes the initiative and absolutely levels Xiao with a clothesline! Xiao spirals to the mat, and Gigi blows a kiss to the fans in attendance!
Gigi: I am your future champion, and this is the match I’m booked in?
Gigi catches Xiao with a boot to the back of the head! Xiao rolls over, and Gigi drops a knee onto her throat, before going for the cover!
Xiao muscles out of the pin, clutching her head!
Woodbridge: We got two high fliers here, these women make a livin’ out of dodging attacks. Anything that lands here is going to be devastating!
Mann: And right now, it looks like Xiao is barely conscious after those blows to the head!
Gigi gets up, and winks at her fans in attendance and watching live throughout the world.
Gigi saunters over to Xiao, and plays up the boot she’s about to give - SMALL PACKAGE! SMALL PACKAGE!
Gigi kicks out, and her mood instantly changes. Xiao is staggering to her feet, and takes a full on slap to the face!
Mann: What a slap from Gigi, obviously assisted by her official Gigi♥ gloves, sponsored by Fairtex!
Woodbridge: Gigi’s pissed now, and you could hear that slap all the way in Los Angeles!
Xiao clutches her face, and Gigi follows up with a huge kick to the gut! Xiao falls to one knee, and Gigi finishes the trifecta with a roundhouse to the head!
Xiao collapses to the mat!
Mann: And Xiao’s down! What a kick!
Woodbridge: That kick nearly took her head off, Shay! I don’t know if she’s even conscious down there!
Gigi’s prepared, and is looking to finish this, climbing to the top rope! Xiao is flat on her back on the mat, and Gigi takes the leap, flipping forwards with a swanton! Xiao is still conscious, though, and rolls away in the nick of time, leaving Gigi high and dry!
Mann: I... feel like that’s problematic, somehow.
Woodbridge: Nah, ‘sfine, don’t worry about it.
Xiao grabs for the ropes, pulling herself to her feet, but is obviously still dazed from the kick!
Woodbridge: Xiao’s hurt!
Mann: You see this a lot in Li Xiao singles matches - she’s got an incredible offense, but she’s fragile at best in-ring!
Gigi is holding her back, and glares at Xiao in frustration!
Gigi: You were supposed to stay down! it was going on Tiktok!
Gigi charges forward, ready to avenge her mistake, but takes a knee to the gut! Gigi staggers for a second, only to get a chop to the neck! She’s reeling! Xiao with a forearm! Xiao with a elbow strike!
Xiao takes a step backwards, and lets out a KIAI, before charging forward with a roundhouse - NO! SCHOOLBOY FROM GIGI!
Xiao kicks out at 2.6, rolls to her feet, and is immediately back on the offensive, catching Gigi with a kick to the gut!
Mann: Xiao was going for her trademark flurry of blows, and that roundhouse could very well have ended this match!
Woodbridge: Sure, but it doesn’t look like Gigi’s in a better spot right now anyway!
Xiao measures, as Gigi slowly gets back to her feet, and steps through the ropes, stalking her opponent! Gigi’s up, and Xiao leaps onto the ropes, going for a springboard - GIGI HOOKS HER LEG!
Crowd: BOOOOO!
Xiao loses her footing, and falls neck-first onto the ropes, before collapsing to the outside of the ring!
Mann: Gigi with a lightning-quick reversal!
Woodbridge: Xiao might be seriously hurt down there!
Gigi regains some of her confidence, and gives the crowd an innocent smile, completely ignoring the competitor she might have seriously injured. As the count reaches six, Gigi finally springs into action, rolling out of the ring, and grabbing Xiao by the hair!
Gigi: That’s what you get for ruining my moment!
Gigi pulls Xiao up to her feet, and throws her into the ring. Gigi rolls in as Xiao fights to one knee, then to her feet! Gigi smirks, and stands in front of Xiao, posing for the crowd -
Xiao with a JKD backfist!
Woodbridge: River City Knockout! That’s Biff’s move! What a moment to strike!
Gigi is staggered - falls to one knee - then gets back up, just in time to eat THE CRANE KICK
Gigi is down! Xiao is staggering after landing the crane kick, and collapses to a knee herself! Xiao takes a moment to collect herself, then throws herself into the cover, hooking both legs!
Mia hits the three count, and Xiao rolls off, sure she’s won the match, but Gigi’s right hand is on the ropes!
Mia explains to Xiao, who is obviously frustrated, but nods. She takes a moment to kick Gigi’s wrist, knocking her hand off the ropes, before climbing to the top rope! Xiao steels herself - leaps - corkscrews through the air!
Woodbridge: Xiao’s Wing!
Gigi gets her knees up! Xiao lands back-first onto Gigi’s knees! Xiao bounces halfway across the ring, clutching her back and neck, and lands on her chest!
Mann: And Gigi has just enough in the tank to get that counter in!
Gigi, with what seems like massive effort, rolls over, before crawling towards Xiao, who seems to be completely out of it. She crawls over Xiao, with a knowing smirk, before hooking her legs around Xiao’s head!
Mann: Gigi looking for the Paywall, this modified figure four choke!
Woodbridge: And half the audience is looking at something else right now.
Gigi torques Xiao’s already injured neck back, cutting off all airflow! Xiao struggles for a moment, but is trapped in the center of the ring! She crawls forward, but Gigi leans back, torquing her neck even further! Xiao swings back with an elbow, then another, but her arm is caught by Gigi’s free hand! After a moment of struggling, Xiao finally relents, and taps in the center of the ring!
Javier: And your winner, at a time of 7:53.... GIGI!
Gigi rolls out of the ring, obviously the worse for wear, clutching her neck after the crane kick to the skull!
Mann: And Gigi with a hard-fought win after these two threw everything at each other in a absolutely brutal short match!
Woodbridge: Xiao’s not a singles competitor on her own, but she showed just how brutal her brand of offense is when it needs to be - if Biff has the same resilience he used to have the tag division might need to be on notice!
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2023.06.02 04:06 tomkokotom FAR Q4 SOFP

Hey all, I'm taking my first ICAEW paper FAR on Monday, just wanted to ask for Q4, am I allowed to show this table as a summary of the consolidated figures for CSOFP?
Just asking as I've never seen this done in QB, I just adopted this from the consolidation schedule usually used for CSOPL. I use this table as its easier for calculations and I don't need to do a+b+c+FV adj-Dep adj-PURP all into 1 line, looks really messy that way. Though I'm not sure if my table will be marked for workings in the exam.
By the way I've never seen anyone post such technical questions in this sub before, but I also didn't see any rule for this sub prohibiting such question. If this question isn't allowed on this sub kindly inform me and I'll remove it. Appreciate any advice!
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