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2011.04.09 17:27 One_Giant_Nostril Imaginary Landscapes: Scenery born from the minds of gifted artists

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2009.03.31 11:09 dnene Pune

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2008.01.25 04:36 Podcasts - discover, discuss, review

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2023.06.02 13:45 Mikenotunique Hole in the plot?

When Jane brings all his 'Red John finalists' to his home and RJ then let the bomb go all RJ actual suspects are saved with Jane by RJ, as is later revealed by Jane when RJ asked how he pulled it off.
so why he did save Jane if he intended to kill him anyway one(or 2) episodes later?
Just doesn't make any sense to me, he told him that it was fun but now everyone thinks he's dead because it was revealed that Director Bertram was RJ, and he wants to end the game. so he just could kill everyone at the house including staging his own death and finish it off right there, right?
Also would've been more clever cause he would've been sure that Jane doesn't know the real RJ yet so he won't pass it on.
well at least that's what i would do 🤭
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2023.06.02 13:45 Triton_7 It's time to retire the Lara Croft's family story arc

Too many TR games and movies focus on Lara Croft's family and her relationship with them:
- The LAU games were all about Lara trying to find her mother.
- The survivor games were all about Lara trying to clear her father's name.
- The Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander movies were all about Lara's relationship with her father.
Can we please move on from Lara's family drama? It's time for her to go on an adventure for the sake of the adventure. One of the best things about the classic timeline is that her family was irrelevant and both of her parents were never killed. She made her wealth on her own from her adventures.
The next game should stop bringing up Lara's parents or have the story be focused around them.
What do you think?
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2023.06.02 13:45 Maja_Chomik I need to let go off my chest how amazed I am by Akira (first time viewer)

I watched Akira for the first time few days ago and even now I still cannot stop thinking about what I saw and how much it amazed me. I want to specify that I hadn't read the manga yet (but of course, I plan to). It was a very spontaneous watch, I was just like "I wanna watch some anime film" and because I was watching some retro movies lately, I thought of Akira. I sat down to watch it with "it's that hella influential movie with this badass guy doing motorbike slide, I want to see what this all is about" type of approach. I must say, I was literally blown away by how good this movie is. Most obvious thing, but animation was BEAUTIFUL. So smooth and clean, the colors and atmosphere were just perfect. Every frame is so perfect, contains a lot of details. I really love that in the scenes where are a lot of characters, each character is doing different thing. You just don't know at who should you looking at. Anytime when something happens on the screen you just don't know at what should you looking at. Characters? I've seen some reviews saying that they are shallow and it's hard to get attached to them. I can understand where this comes from, but I honestly loved them. Kaneda is amazing MC, I love how he is this badass, self-confident person, then within few minutes he turns into totally silly and reckless guy. I couldn't help but root for him. Tetsuo is also great character, with understandable motivations. I really could felt his frustration and how much he wanted to break free from Kaneda's chains. Him slowly falling into insanity, losing control of his powers. I must say, those scenes when he hallucinated things were my favorite. His relationship with Kaneda just really speaks to me. Childhood friends, Kaneda cared for him, but just because of misunderstoods, it ended like that. On the funnier side, them constantly screaming each other names made me chuckle a lot of times. Other members of capsules, Yamagata and Kaisuke despite having short screentime were enjoyable to me. I got the picture of their personalities and I can definitely imagine them, Tetsuo and Kaneda doing even more shenenigans together. Child espers were great, last scenes made me imagine how strong their bond must be and how much they miss Akira. Kaori was so cute and caring, Kei was a baddie and I liked her interactions with Kaneda. Colonel was pretty interesting, overall I can't think of any character that made me bored or uniterested. Portrayal of cyberpunk? Perfect. Portrayal of school? Perfect. Potrayal of government and corruption? Perfect. Portrayal of destruction? Perfect. Everything was just so perfect. Story was really good, even if I got lost sometimes I was never bored. I really liked this thing with keeping what exactly Akira is to the end, it really kept me focused on parts when this name is mentioned, just to learn more. Upon watching some explanation videos I was amazed how all of this suddenly made sense. Like putting pieces of puzzles in right places. Immediately after watching it I got this feeling to watch it again and again. I replayed my favorite scenes a lot of times and they still don't bore me. Tetsuo transformation is definitely my favorite, the body horror and atmosphere in it is incredible. I consider myself as demanding viewer, I saw a lot of movies, TV shows and anime in my life. Akira was the first one in a long, long time to left such an huge impression on me. I've already ordered manga and right now I am waiting for it to arrive. I am so excited to read it, especially after I heard that it's as great as anime. I am VHS tape collector, so I am also looking forward to get one copy. I literally cannot believe that I went on my entire life without watching Akira at least once. I am so glad I finally did! It's truly timeless and amazing movie.
Tl;dr I watched Akira for the first time and it was love from the first watch
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2023.06.02 13:45 stoneinmudness Aspiring curropt politicians aka LIDER-ESTUDYANTE

Pardon me for taking this here but there's nothing else that I could do aside from listening to her.
I'm a senior high school student in a university here in ncr now, and my friend chose to stay in other province and continue her shs years at the same school where we finished junior high.
She's that kind of person who's dedicated in everything that she do. She has all the qualities of being a great student leader. In fact, she's been part of the ssg(now called sslg) since she was in grade 7. And I'm a living witness kung gaano siya ka-dedicated to serve. Most of all, one thing she has that I adore about her the most is that she's socially aware and may boses talaga siya. I know that she was never after the title.
Yesterday, we had a conversation on messenger since we're far from each other, we did video call and she was crying out of dismay and disappointment.
Last Tuesday, she told me she would run for the highest position sa sslg. Wednesday, she said na okay na lahat. May party na siya, may name na rin yung party nila and all, everything's okay na talaga. And then Thursday came, umiiyak na siya. She said that her vice president chose to leave their party raw and run for president instead (“we talked about everything already. i thought okay na lahat. but okay lang sana if she just left and run independently, i never expected that she would leave tapos kukunin niya yung party and take all the candidates” this was what she said.)
I wanna get mad to the girl and doon na rin sa mga candidates na piniling umalis sa party ng friend ko para lumipat sa isa.
Jesus! Mga estudyante pa lang sila. Parang mga nasa gobyerno na ang galawan.
My friend knows that the girl is popular in their school so maybe that's why she did that but my friend doesn't seem like she wants to run pa for president kasi kung mawawala raw siya sa organization, may full access na sila sa office and with the fact na they are not socially aware naman, even si girl, my friend is worried sa kung anong mangyayari sa organization.
To ate girl, gusto kitang sabunutan fr.
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2023.06.02 13:44 CordouroyStilts PC US Deer Isle THE REVIVAL PD, Medic, and Human Trader factions Lore Custom Areas Keycards MORE

Please check out the trailer posted above. It's worth a watch even if you don't plan on playing our server.
The Revival is a server that provides an organic DayZ experience. Our rules are designed to discourage KOS and toxicity. Our mission is to provide an immersive experience that stays true to what makes DayZ a great game.


Deer Isle Police Department - Active Police Force
Federation of Medical Experts - Active Medical Team
Revival Trade Collective - Active Trading Group
RemCorp - Active Arms & Contraband Dealers and Auto Loan Financers.
Or start your own


• Custom Safe Zone
• Custom POIs
• Custom Dark Zone with Leaderboard & real $$$ Rewards
• Server Lore Dating Back to 2018 & Experienced Core of Roleplayers
• Base Building
• Keys / Keycards / Punch Card
• Mods: Dogtags, Passports, Bees, Drugs, Boats, ATM Robberies, Many More!
• People actually use radios. (Long range, no battery drain)
• KOS Discouraged, Interaction Encouraged
• Healthy PvP & Base Raiding
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• Dedicated Server in Eastern USA (EU Welcome!)
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2023.06.02 13:43 himthatni-guh I don't understand how this lines with arrays works

Hello guys, we talked about bash arrays in our shell scripting course and the professor gave us this demonstration of a cool use of bash arrays but I am not able to understand why this works.
declare -A SELECTOR declare -A SOMEDATA declare -A OTHERDATA SELECTOR[some]='SOMEDATA[$KEY]' SELECTOR[other]='OTHERDATA[$KEY]' SOMEDATA[firstkey]=some_first_value SOMEDATA[secondkey]=some_second_value OTHERDATA[firstkey]=other_first_value OTHERDATA[secondkey]=other_second_value KEY=firstkey DATASET=some echo ${!SELECTOR[$DATASET]} #some_first_value 
As I know, from bash manual:
It is possible to obtain the keys (indices) of an array as well as the values. ${!name[@]} and ${!name[*]} expand to the indices assigned in array variable name. The treatment when in double quotes is similar to the expansion of the special parameters ‘@’ and ‘*’ within double quotes.
How this syntax of getting the assigned keys of an array let you create this dynamic dataset selection? Also, I would like to know if any known shell scripts have used this approach to see a more consistent-real use.
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2023.06.02 13:43 Quiet_Common_4561 May (ex) friend ako na president ng LGBT Org pero nu’ng naka-alitan ako, siya pa mismo nang-misgender sa akin

I am a transgender man.
In simple terms, the body I was born with (I’m A Female At Birth or in short, AFAB) doesn’t align with how I see myself (gender identity)
I don’t usually just proclaim to people I meet that I’m trans. I only out myself sa mga comfy ako or tingin kong safe space ko.
And there’s this friend, let’s call her E (for epal joke haha)
We’ve been good acquaintances for almost a year before I outed myself on social media. She was one of the people who told me that they’re proud of me yada yada ya
I was a member of that org and ako sinasaklolohan niya kapag hindi available officers niya. Basically I did a lot of favors since we were friends and she was a safe space to me. She’s a butch lesbian nga pala and nanggaling ako sa environment na butch lesbians hate on me for being like this lol
So sobrang saya ko to gain a butch lesbian friend.
Fast forward, nagpatay malisya siya sa lapses niya when it comes to org duties and would treat me like nothing happened sa GC namin. This was even after I approached our adviser sa lapses niya tapos ako ang sinisisi niya. And I said to myself, “well, work is different naman and technically we’re friends” so sige, I tried to tread carefully and slowly distanced myself.
Fast fast forward, may nalaman akong chika about her talking shit about the people in our GC. Marami rin siyang atraso sa iba pero feel ko dahil ako ‘yung may pinakamaraming sinalo na bullshit from her, ako ‘yung sumabog.
I mentioned her name, stated na okay tiniis ko yung mga palyang work niya at okay ginawa niyang plug ng business niya GC namin pero hindi okay ‘yung backstab na ginawa niya KASI ISA DIN SIYA sa mga nagrereklamo noon kasama namin but she made it seem like wala siyang kinalaman.
Then, I kicked her out of our GC (heated moment ‘to for me)
She then reached out to the other members saying things na sino daw ba ako para magsabi ng mga gano’n and used female pronouns to refer to me knowing too damn well that I’m a fucking transgender MAN.
Pero ayun. Gusto daw niya i-file na bullying ‘yung nangyari just because she got kicked out of a friend GC na tinalkshit niya in the first place to other people para iangat sarili niya.
Ngayon, busy siya ipromote ‘yung LGBT org. What a fucking hypocrite.
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2023.06.02 13:43 Competitive-Pie-6042 I realized how much people actually care about me

This was around a week ago. My crush came up to me, and told me that they liked another guy. They had already started dating, and it had broke my heart. She had started dating my best friend. I was heartbroken, because I don't think anyone realized how much I actually did becuase of her. My best friend couldn't keep eye contact with me anymore, and was afraid to talk to me. I was scared, and that night, I went to sleep crying. I felt like he was one of my few friends that actually cared about me, and I could turn to when I was down, but with him not talking to me, I didn't know what to do. He asked me the next day, if we wanted to talk. He was nervous that day, because he thought that I was angry at him. We sat down and talked to each other one on one, and said what was on our mind. I wasn't angry at either of them,but at this point, I was almost over my crush, so it didn't matter. He told me that I am his closest friend. I was an inspiration for him since the day we met. He told me that he couldn't name one thing bad about me, and he will always look up to me. We hugged it out, as tears started coming down my face. I cried a lot that day, the first time in over 6 months that I had cried. I don't cry very easily, as the last time that I cried, was when my grandma was diagnosed with cancer. I learned a lot that day. The love and connection in a friendship will always be stronger than anything else. Love is fucking beautiful.
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2023.06.02 13:43 0cdsucks something to consider with real event

part of this article has really stuck with me to rationalise more what i’m going through. it’s actually something my therapist brought up to me yesterday in session as well
With real life event OCD I usually see situations that occur somewhere at that halfway point, where half of the population would say, “So what, move on” and half of the population would say “Why did you do that?” This is exactly why it is a good target for OCD because you will have trouble proving with 100% certainty how bad it was.
it’s absolutely right. my event happened when i was between 12-14, so a lot of people might say “that’s no big deal why would you even be worried? you were just a kid” whereas there would be other people who might raise an eyebrow at my event and think “that was really weird what is wrong with you?”
which is HARD to come to terms with when i just want the certainty that everyone will still love me no matter what and that i’m not a disgusting person. but this is impossible.
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2023.06.02 13:42 thegamerjedi Mythicals

(I've had this concept for a while and wrote a few versions for the first episode, settling on this version, I haven't wrote a lot so would love feedback on this, I want to execute this idea as well as I can)
Mythicals Ep1: The world's worst thief
Narrator: Welcome to the continent of Nova.A continent made up of seven separate islands with each one of having its own unique,biomes,climates,properties and laws.But this continent isn't perfect.40 years ago a strange race called mythicals appeared.They were similar to humans in every aspect except one.They had strange abilities called Zanes.With these Zanes,the power went to the mythical's head and they tried to take over the continent,starting a race war between the humans and mythicals.The humans won the war through sheer numbers.Mythical population dropped 75% and are now discriminated and oppressed by humans.
A young man is seen running along a white stone road.He had short,straight,black hair,wide red eyes and pale skin.He had a dirty grey trench coat,a black shirt with tears in it,black ripped jeans and grey boots.
Narrator: Meet Hiroshi Kita,an 18 year old,down on luck,mythical thief.
Hiroshi turns around and spots three people dressed in medieval knight armour chasing him.He smiled and continued running,soon running into an alleyway,the knights running in and cornering him.
Hiroshi: Come on guys,can't we talk this out?
The first knight draws a sword and slashes at Hiroshi.Hiroshi's chest becomes transparent as the sword goes through him.His chest turned back to normal as the sword left his chest.
Narrator: Hiroshi Kita,his Zane is called Umbra.It allows him to turn his body into a shadow form,the only issue is due to not having much mastery over this Zane,he can only transform one body part at a time.
Knight 1: He's a mythical!
The second knight took out a large axe
Knight 2: This will knock my mythical kill count to 15!
The second knight swung his axe down but Hiroshi quickly dodged backwards,the axe slams into the ground.Hiroshi smiled and jumped onto the axe handle.
Hiroshi: Thanks for the help fellas
Hiroshi jumped off the axe and onto the first knight's head,then the second one and then the third one before jumping towards a window sill.The third knight pulls out a revolver and quickly shoots at Hiroshi's head.Hiroshi turns his head into a shadow before climbing through the window,turning his head back to normal.The knights look up at the window sill,knowing they won't reach.They start leaving.
Knight 3: Who's gonna tell Akuhei?
The other two knights put the fingers on the helmet where their noses would be.
Knight 3: Come on guys,when did we start doing that?
Meanwhile Hiroshi made his way to a sewer cover in a dark alley.He smiled and lifted the cover up before climbing in and closing the cover.He walked through the sewers before reaching a metal door.In front of the door was a giant man.
Hiroshi: Hey,Duke,you gonna let me in?
Duke looked down at him and shook his head
Duke: Only the best thieves in the continent are allowed in here and as we all know,you've been ranked as the worst thief in the continent,so unless you can get a big score,you're not in so scram.
Hiroshi sighed and started walking away,leaving the sewer.
Hiroshi: Asami might know something about a big score,they have connections all over the continent.
Hiroshi ran off and soon entered an abandoned theatre outside the town.He looked around and saw someone on stage with short pink hair,pink eyes,a masculine body and peach skin.They were wearing a white tank top and black shorts.Hiroshi smiled and jumped on stage.
Hiroshi: Hey Asami!
Asami smiled and quickly hugged Hiroshi
Asami: Hold on a sec,you only come here when you want something,what do you want?
Hiroshi sighed,smiled and scratched the back of his head.Asami gained an annoyed expression as they crossed their arms.
Hiroshi: Ok,to be completely honest,I need to know about a big score.
Asami: How big?
Hiroshi: Big enough to get me into the largest thieves guild in the continent?
Asami: Going big aren't we?Well I can only think of one place nearby…
They walked past him,transforming into a femine figure as they did,their voice becoming more femine as well
Asami: Would be the nearby Mythical Hunter's Headquarters but you wouldn't be mad enough to do that,right?Right?
Hiroshi: Thanks Asami!
He quickly ran away
Asami: He's gonna get himself killed.
Hiroshi located the Mythical Hunter's Headquarters and climbed over the walls at nightfall but quickly went unconscious before he could get over the wall.He woke up in a dark room with someone standing in front of him.They were tall with shoulder length brown hair,narrow green eyes and light brown skin.They were wearing a black tank top and grey cargo pants.Hiroshi was bound by rope at his ankles and wrists.
Hiroshi: Who are you?
Daichi: Name's Daichi Gushiken and you're staying here while I go stop the Mythical Hunters.
Hiroshi: But why did you capture me?
Daichi: Can't have a lowly thief like you getting in my way.Some of these guys are strong enough to topple towns.
Hiroshi: Then why fight them,just run!
Daichi: Because if they aren't stopped,they'll try to topple the human government.
Hiroshi: Won't that…
Daichi stared down at Hiroshi as Hiroshi's eyes widened in shock.
Hiroshi: That will start another war!
Daichi: Exactly, and now you understand why I need to stop them.
Hiroshi: But how can you stop them alone, do you even have a Zane?!
Daichi: Nope, I'm just a regular human.
Hiroshi: How do you expect to win against people with Zanes that could take down entire towns if they wanted too!?
Daichi: Well, I've got methods.If humans won the war against the Mythicals, why can't I beat one?
Hiroshi: The humans won through numbers!Everyone knows that!Try them on me and see if you win!
Daichi shrugs and unties Hiroshi. Hiroshi stands up as the both of them put their fists up. Hiroshi throws the first punch, aiming for Daichi's head. Daichi slides to his left before kicking Hiroshi in the back of the knee, causing Hiroshi to fall onto one knee. He then elbows Hiroshi in the neck, knocking his opponent to the ground.
Daichi: What's your name, thief?
Hiroshi: H-Hiroshi Kita.
Daichi: Well Hiroshi Kita, listen to this message from Daichi Gushiken. Stay away from Mythical Hunters unless you want to get hurt,so leave the saving to everyone else.
Daichi leaves Hiroshi on the floor as he leaves the room. Hiroshi clenches his fists before slowly getting back up a few minutes later, wiping tears from his eyes as he ran out of the room. Meanwhile, Daichi had infiltrated the Mythical Hunters HQ. He was sneaking through hallways as he took out any knights in his path, soon reaching a large wooden door and pushing it open. On the other side of the door was a large man, muscular build with crimson hair,narrow eyes, peach skin, and sharp pointed teeth, wearing black tracksuit bottoms.
Daichi: You're dying, Akuhei Heru.
The man turns around and smiles.
Akuhei: Well if it isn't the famous fighting champ. Come to try and take down the strongest fist fighter in Nova?
Daichi: Not only will I try, I'll succeed.
Akuhei: You think ye worthless human body with ney a Zane can beat me perfect form with the fourth most powerful Zane in the World?!
Daichi quickly punches Akuhei in the gut, causing him to stumble backwards.
Daichi: Never underestimate the power and dedication of the human spirit.
Akuhei: Ye be training, this should be interesting!
Akuhei swings his arm at Daichi and sends him flying into a wall, cracking the wall and causing books to fall off a bookshelf. Daichi falls to the floor and before he can get back up, Akuhei grabs him by the neck and slams him against the wall again. He lifts him up higher with his right arm as he walks over to a desk. He goes to swing Daichi down on it but Daichi quickly pulls a knife out of his pocket and stabs Akuhei in the arm. Blood trickles down Akuhei's arm as he drops Daichi. Daichi lands on the desk and looks up. Akuhei goes to slam his left fist down on Daichi. He quickly rolls backwards off the desk as Akuhei slashes it in half. Daichi stands back up only to see a fist flying towards him.
He quickly ducks as the fist hits a set of steel armour behind him, the punch flattening the chest piece. Daichi quickly grabs the sword from the set of armour and goes to swing it at Akuhei's right arm. Akuhei rips the knife out of his right arm and swings it at the sword. As soon as the knife connects, both blades shatter. Daichi stumbles back as Akuhei just steps towards him and smiles. Akuhei lifts both fists up and swings down towards Daichi. Daichi rolls to his left as the fists hit the ground, cracking it. Daichi quickly rips a piece of wood off the desk and stabs it into Akuhei's left arm. He quickly grabs another piece of wood and stabs Akuhei in the back of the knee forcing him to fall down.
Daichi (in head): This is my chance to end him!
Daichi quickly runs and shoulder bashes into Akuhei, making him over and falls out of a window, shattering the glass. Daichi slowly gets up as blood trickles out of the side of his mouth. He turns to leave when suddenly a piece of glass flies into his leg, Daichi falls forward and onto the shattered desk, causing some pieces of stray wood to stab into his shoulder. Daichi yells out in pain before looking out the window and seeing Akuhei climb through.
Akuhei: Did ye really think that I wouldn't grab onto an edge?!
Akuhei limps towards Daichi as Daichi tries to desperately crawl away. Trying to grab onto anything to pull himself forward. Akuhei grabs his leg and a red glow emanates from his hand. Akuhei's injuries heal before blood spurts out from Daichi's arms and knee.
Narrator: Akuhei Heru.His Zane is called Contagin! If he manages to touch anyone he can transfer any injury,illness or ailment to the person he touches!
Akuhei: Ye really thought ye could beat me!?
Akuhei lifts Daichi by the leg and throwing him through the doors he came in. Daichi lands on the ground as blood trickles out of him.
Akuhei: Ye are as foolish as ye are weak!
Hiroshi: Back away!
Suddenly Hiroshi smashes through a window and kicks Akuhei in the head, causing him to stumble back against a wall, his nose begins to bleed as he smiles and glares at Hiroshi.
Akuhei: Perfect,yet another lamb for me to slaughter!
Daichi: Run you idiot!
Akuhei throws a punch at Hiroshi's head but Hiroshi quickly turns his head into a shadow and the punch goes through. Another punch connects with his stomach which sends him into the air. His back hits the ceiling before he starts falling towards the ground. Akuhei smiles and quickly punches Hiroshi mid air and sends him flying down the hallway. Hiroshi lands on the ground and tries to slowly stand up, he was coughing up blood.
Akuhei charges at Hiroshi and quickly kicks him in the gut. Hiroshi slams into the wall as the wall cracks. Akuhei grabs Hiroshi and throws him in the air before sending a barrage of punches at him before grabbing his leg and slamming him into the ground. Blood trickles out of Hiroshi's mouth as he coughs.
Glass shatters and Akuhei quickly turns around. He sees a hole in another window and Daichi laying there next to it. Akuhei charges towards Daichi but something suddenly wraps around his leg. He looks down and sees a rope with a kunai tied around his leg. He turns around and sees Hiroshi still on the ground while holding the rope. Akuhei smirks and quickly swings his leg forward. Sending Hiroshi flying and out of the window in the room Akuhei and Daichi were fighting in as the rope snaps.
Hiroshi(in head): Is that it? Is this where I die? Not even getting close to my dream? I don't want to die here but I can't do anything to save myself, I'm too hurt.
Tears swell up in Hiroshi's eyes as he falls towards the ground. His eyes close as he feels himself land in someones arms. He can feel himself be gently placed on the ground and his eyes open slightly. His vision is blurry but he can make out the shape of a woman looking over him.
Hiroshi: An angel?
Hiroshi passes out due to his injuries. Meanwhile Akuhei gets surrounded by vines which pin him to the ground. The faint sound of footsteps can be heard and the vines vanish. Akuhei stands up and looks around only to see Daichi is gone.
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2023.06.02 13:42 realnappiesforlondon Reusable nappy resources, advice & support

Getting started with reusable nappies, but not sure where to start? We've summarised some useful resources for advice and support:
Remember, using reusable nappies doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing approach. You can start part-time and gradually increase your usage. Even small changes can have a positive impact on the environment and your wallet.
What's your top tip on getting started with reusable nappies?
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2023.06.02 13:42 0cdsucks something to consider with real event

part of this article has really stuck with me to rationalise more what i’m going through. it’s actually something my therapist brought up to me yesterday in session as well
With real life event OCD I usually see situations that occur somewhere at that halfway point, where half of the population would say, “So what, move on” and half of the population would say “Why did you do that?” This is exactly why it is a good target for OCD because you will have trouble proving with 100% certainty how bad it was.
it’s absolutely right. my event happened when i was between 12-14, so a lot of people might say “that’s no big deal why would you even be worried? you were just a kid” whereas there would be other people who might raise an eyebrow at my event and think “that was really weird what is wrong with you?”
which is HARD to come to terms with when i just want the certainty that everyone will still love me no matter what and that i’m not a disgusting person. but this is impossible.
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2023.06.02 13:42 Immediate_Strategy20 An experience of a South Korean converting to catholicism (originally posted on an online forum in South Korea)

Originally posted on an online forum in South Korea anonymously
Title: Story of myself, now a catholic catechumen, because of a shaman
(무당, Korean shaman from ancient and folk belief in South Korea)

Influenced by some protestants that I know, I was interested in the concept of christian God, but stayed a non-believer. One day, I came across a very convincing shaman. I didn't use to believe shamanism until then, when the shaman could correctly guess all the private stuff that she shouldn't know about me and my family or friends. I was convinced that the spiritual world exists, and started studying about shamanism.
While most shamans acknowledge the existance of God, they say that he is also one of many spirits in this world, and told me to just attend a church without asking too much. On the other side, christians(protestants) held that spirits that the shamans serve are corrupted spirits who defy God and wish to be a god himself. I thought that was credible. (Just like demons recognize Jesus in the Bible, spiritual beings can recognize each other.)
If shamans are all scam and just want to make money, they could have just denied the existance of God, but they all admitted it without resist. I found this wierd and other things also. It is awkward that the spirits punish shamans if they choose not to serve them. Shamans themselves said to me that none of the spirits they serve are actually good, they just use the shamans' body to exploit them. (That is why most shamans are so hysteric and chronically ill) Also, they say that a shaman's abilities are only affective during the first years after initial possession; after a few years the spirits abandon her and the shaman has to rely on fraud. I thought this could never be a proper religion.
(cf. In Korean shamanism, spirits punish a woman with disease and bad luck, if she defies it and chooses not to be a shaman. Most Korean shamans are traditionally female and is not a shaman by free will, but they were threatened by a spirit. Shamans were traditionally looked down on, frowned upon and considered lower class in Korea.)
So I cancelled all the appointments with the most famous shamans in Korea, which I have waited for weeks. I started to think about whether to attend a prostestant church, or the catholic one.
That happened this March, and I was going through a personal crisis, being in self-hatred and physically ill, too. I realized that I could not overcome all the evils in this world by myself, and I started praying to God. I told him that I just want to be in piece so please help me hold myself together. Then suddenly I started praying 'I believe. From now on, I will not live for the sake of myself but for other people.' Then I was in piece. However, I did not pray that because I genuinely think about other people, but because I was in such pain. I could not fully understand why I said that to God.
The next day was the day I finally left home and went back to Seoul. After I bought a ticket for a bus, I got a call from a friend who lives alone in Seoul. He usually never calls me for any kind of favor. He said, he got a surgery and he couldn't live by himself, and asked me to come over to his house for a few days to help him.
I was surprised that he called right on the day I was going back to Seoul, and I gladly decided to help him. The next day when I arrived at Seoul and got off from the bus, I met a christian charity worker. The worker asked me to donate for a kid who is very sick and the kid had the same name as myself!
(cf. In Korea having a same first name is somewhat rare, although many people have the same last name.)
I visited the same bus terminal for more than 50 times in my life, and this thing never happened to me before. And the same name? I thought this was God's work. So I signed to donate right away and found out the charity worker also had the same name as myself and the kid!
Afterwards, I naturally came to become a catholic, which I think I was guided by the holy spirit. My friend would have prepared for the surgery for days. The charity worker must have decided to be there at least several days ago. And I prayed to God just the day before everything happened. So, I think even my prayer was not 100% my own will but everything was planned and guided by him.
I share this story because of the talk I had with someone in another online forum. She said that a shaman could guess and be right about everything of her past. And the shaman made some predictions about her future and she was worried. I told her that I believe that shamans are capable of such things, and that a shaman convinced me about the existance of the spiritual world and I ended up being catholic.
She asked me why I became catholic when it was the shaman who had proven her abilities. So I told her everything. Then she said she is actually a catholic too, and she thinks that it is God's will that she happened to talk to me. She said she will just rely on God from now on. She also met several shamans and they all told her to keep believing in Jesus when she never told them that she had any religion.

  1. Same experience here, I also met shamans and ended up being catholic
ㄴ maybe some people are just predestined to become one.
  1. Reminds me of a North Korean I met. When he was fleeing, a shaman told him that God will help him... Nobody talks about God in North Korea, so he couldn't get it, but when he suceeded escaping and came to South Korea a catholic charity helped him.. so he became catholic.
  2. I could relate to every single thing you said, similar experience here. GOD LIVES!!
  3. Halleluya~
  4. Thank you for sharing.
  5. Similar experience here. Shamans could know that I was ill before I even told them. I heard some of my ancestors were shamans... I started having dreams about the future... and thank God I decided to become catholic. I use to attend a protestant church then I became atheist, but I just could not deny the existance of God after what I went through.
ㄴ The spiritual world is hard to understand. People who have such spiritual abilities.. why they usually cannot see God and become shamans... Good for you that you became a catholic instead.
  1. I went to three different shamans last year for fortune telling concerning my business. When I told them I was catholic the all said I made a good choice. They also told me to do requiem masses so I do that every month for my grandma and father. I don't know if that's why but I'm having a great year. God is present! :)
ㄴ Did the shamans even tell you to do the requiem mass???
ㄴ As a catechumen I find these comments very helpful.
  1. The sick kid with the same name that you've helped, he was actually yourself. How God used you to help poor souls .. including yourself... God is preparing something BIG for you! I hope your baptism goes great and also your journey of faith in God.
ㄴ Thank you for such nice words. Piece be with you!
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2023.06.02 13:42 Mccaffeinated AITA for breaking up with my ex by getting married to the love of my life.

I am 29(F) and I met my ex at work, we’ll call him Brad. He was my boss’s brother and he was helping me with my project- I was hired to be the project manager for a new vertical of their business.
We spent 2 months literally joined at the hip doing everything together, talking and catching up on coffees between vendor runs. I started falling for him and he for me. Cut to the launch of the project 7 weeks later, he and I are constantly talking and the evening before the launch he tells me that he’s married with a kid and he loves me as he has never met anyone like me.
I reluctantly go with him for a coffee to hear him out where he tells me how he was pressured into marrying her and they had a kid as he was sick on a deathbed and how he never loved her and they barely shared a loved bond.
We started secretly meeting and going on dates as no one at work or around us could know about our affair. We did this for 3 months, and every time we would go out, he would make me buy him gifts and pay for our dates saying he didn’t have money or had a family to support. In the beginning it was not an issue but then it got too much as I don’t come from money and I also needed to save.
Our 3rd month in, just before our big date on Valentine’s Day, his wife found the phone he used to talk to me with and threatened to leave him. She doesn’t know it was me as he didn’t save my name on that phone. Throughout this ordeal he didn’t tell me anything, just to not message him for a while.
A couple weeks later we started to go on dates again and he kept blaming me for all the pain that he had to go through but in a veiled subtle way. How he was defying his family to be with me and anytime I would try to break it off with him he would emotionally blackmail me saying I was the happiest thing that ever happened to him and how he couldn’t thing of living without me.
I started to do then distance myself. Going out like how I used to, getting drunk and partying as usual. He didn’t like that, as he didn’t drink and in hindsight was exceptionally boring. So we did this back and forth for a couple months where I constantly kept trying to breakup but he just knew what to say.
We are now at 9 months since we started seeing each other and I was done. So I told him I can’t see him and that I was leaving town for a couple days to think it through. So my friend & I took a trip where she introduced me to this man who was amazing. The first time I saw him, he was everything. He was , loving, kind and so so fun. We couldn’t stop talking to each other even if we tried.
When we got back from the trip, I knew I would get married to this man. So I went to work and told my coworker( the ex) that I was set to get married and it was over for real. He kept calling me to go out with him one last time for old times sake and I kept saying no. 2 weeks later the new bf came to my city and proposed to me and we decided to get married in 2 months over that weekend. So I went back to work and handed in my 4 week notice as I would be moving cities, and told brad the same. There was a lot of name calling involved from his end and he made me feel horrible that I cried. Even though he was the one who followed me everywhere and convinced me to date him, he made it seem as if I was the only one in the wrong here. AITA for doing this to Brad?
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2023.06.02 13:41 worriedasfvck How to graduate as a 4th year BSA student

I am a 4th year BSA student from this school (Idk if its ok to name drop a school so ill just leave it like that) and i don't know what to do anymore to graduate.
A little background: So this school has retention policy where you can't have a grade lower than 2.5 for the accounting subjects, if you do, you'll be eliminated. In order to proceed to 3rd year, students need to take and pass a comprehensive exam. Before you can graduate, you need to pass the evaluation exams.
Imagine kung gaanon kahirap maging student sa kursong ito. Ilang elimination ang pagdadaanan mo bago ka makarating sa dulo. So as a 4th year student, nalagpasan ko lahat yon. Meaning, salang-sala na kami. Ngayon, pahihirapan pa kami maka graduate? Their reason is para maganda ang rating ng school sa CPALE. All those years pala ng pinaghirapan namin eh nonsense lang since unless mapasa mo ang evaluation exam for 7 subjects, hindi ka ga-graduate.
Now I don't have any hope to pass the exams anymore. Bukod sa mas mahirap pa ata sa cpale ang evaluation exam namin, hindi rin naman maayos talaga ang turo sa school na to dahil mostly ng profs eh hindi pumapasok. I can say na 95% eh self study lang talaga ang mga students. I dont know what to do anymore. If you fail sa evals, need ko mag retake but still wala pa rin kasiguraduhan if mapapasa ko even if I study hard. Kung ang panget ng sistema, wala talaga.
(This post is getting long so I'll go straight to the point.) I need advice para maka graduate lang kasi gusto ko na maka-help sa parents ko. I think hindi option ang mag shift ng ibang course kasi it might take how many years bago makagraduate.
My question is: Pwede bang mag transfer ako sa ibang school na walang evaluation exams still as a BSA stud? Is there any school na walang evaluation exams? I am willing to go another year in school if that's what it takes for me to graduate. Help me pls i dont know ano pang course of action ang ite-take ko. Thank you in advance for your responses.
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2023.06.02 13:41 BlueFishcake Sexy Sect Babes: Chapter Sixty Five

“It’s not very iconic,” Jack mumbled to himself as he watched the frame of the newest variant of Crawler come together.
Though calling it a ‘Crawler’ was a bit of a misnomer, given that the vehicle didn’t actually crawl. Instead, it would move about on treads. Like a normal tank. Which, while practical, were rather boring to look at.
To make matters worse, Shui would be taking just over half of the iconic older variants of crawler that did actually crawl with her on her journey North. Doing so would allow her force to be entirely mechanized – or horseborne in the case of the cultivators – reducing a journey that would normally take months into one that would take weeks.
Plus, a mountain pass is actually a location where the mechanical legs might see some practical use, he thought.
Shui was certainly pleased about the extra support. While Jack wouldn’t go so far as to say she was giddy, there was certainly a degree of ‘pep’ to her steps as she rushed about the city organizing her new ‘army’. Even the mortal elements, which he got the feeling were normally an afterthought in these kinds of engagements.
She’d be taking fully one third of the militia that An had arrived with a few weeks ago. Ten thousand men and women. As well as fifteen cultivators – who Jack had made sure came from differing Sects. A move that would hopefully keep her from getting up to mischief by turning them against him.
Ideally, he’d like to say that was why she was taking a contingent of homegrown Jiangshi ‘natives’ – for a given use of the word. The reality was that she was taking the militia because the alternative was a force of spear wielding sect troops, which would be like feeding meat into a grinder.
Which might have been just fine for the Empire, but mortals actually had some innate value to him. To that end, those sect troops still in the city – all fifty thousand of them - were going to be re-equipped and retrained as part of his new Ten Huo army.
Which was why five thousand militia members would be sticking around to train them in turn, while the remaining fifteen thousand returned to the very important task of guarding Jiangshi.
Which was a priority, given that An had all but stripped the province bare of soldiers to create her rescue force – and if they didn’t return soon their absence would be keenly felt.
Of course, this all relies on the Sects giving up their personal armies without a fight, Jack thought. Here’s hoping my most recent lesson in who holds the biggest stick will remain stuck in their mind when I make that announcement…
“Perhaps.” Elwin said from beside him, returning his thoughts to the mundane nature of his latest construct. Not that you’d know it from looking at Elwin. The elf’s arms were crossed as she watched with no small amount of awe as his workshop’s many pneumatic arms worked to bring the tank to life. “That will change though. I have oft found that the iconic nature of a soldier or weapon only grows with their success. And to hear little Lin go on about this machine, it will be very successful indeed.”
Jack hummed, conceding the point. Both Lin and Huang were down in his workshop with them – the two seemingly near inseparable these days for some reason – both huddled over a data-slate as they chatted animatedly about something related to the design.
They were a mismatched pair to be sure, but it seemed that Lin had chosen to take the former princess under her wing. Which was rather ironic, given that she was the goat-kin and Huang was the dragon-kin.
“Do you think Shui’s realized that she won’t actually be spending much of her time up north building her fortress?” he hummed.
“I would worry for her intelligence if she didn’t,” Elwin opined. “And the fact that she’s not battering down your door to demand changes to the manifest she’s been provided suggests she has.”
Jack hummed in agreement. He didn’t doubt that Shui had already noticed that her little taskforce was almost entirely devoid of building materials or craftsmen. Not that she’d want to be lugging stuff like stone or timber halfway across the province when there were plenty of natural resources at her destination.
Still, she’d want craftsmen trailing along with your supply chain though.
As well as nails.
To hear his advisor’s talk about them, you wanted nails by the barrel. To that end they had some. Gao, Ren and An had stressed that no army should ever be without things for even a moment, but they weren’t present in nearly the quantities required to build a mountain fortress like the one he hoped would soon block off the only remaining route into the province – if you ignored the ocean.
Which both Imperials and Instinctives were seemingly content to do.
No, the Pig-kin had probably known from the moment the plan was presented to her that Jack would be waiting for her to arrive at her destination before he flew over in his suit and built a fortress basically overnight.
That thought made him feel better about his decision to put her in charge of the job. It was an important job after all, sealing off the last ‘free’ entrance into his small empire.
I’ll probably want to head back to Jiangshi first to resupply basic building materials when I do head over there, he thought as he made a mental tally of what was currently floating around in his inventory. The thought made him sigh. The sooner I get a train network set up the better.
There was just so much that needed to be done…
He shook his head as he refocused on the task at hand, which was creating the prototype of the new Kang Barrel. A name that had created nothing but confusion for his underlings, but tickled his funny bone.
Not least of all because he hadn’t been the one to come up with the joke.
His microbots were. And while the fact that his microbots were currently capable of making jokes terrified him to his core, he couldn’t deny that they were good at them.
Because truth be told, he’d never wondered why tanks were called ‘tanks’. Though, to be fair, he never wondered why half a dozen other things were named as they were.
As it turned out, the reason tanks had been called what they were was because they’d been smuggled to Europe – or the irradiated zone as it was now known – disguised as water tanks.
Thus, Barrels had seemed an apt name for his own variant – even if no one but him got the joke.
Hell, that just made it funnier to him.
“So, how are things coming with your apprentices?” he asked the elf.
Smiling, the woman was about to respond when Ren rushed in, looking more frantic than usual. Which was a rather impressive feat given that she’d spent the last few weeks effectively running his city for him and was normally operating somewhere between totally overwhelmed and barely hanging on.
“Where are your formal robes, master!?” the merchant all but hissed. “I told you the ceremony would be starting in a few hours!”
Jack glanced over at a nearby clock.
“Ah… I knew I was forgetting something.”
Not that it mattered, he didn’t care what Ren said about tradition.
He was going in his armor.
“With that, I present your new magistrate,” an older man called out to the crowds below.
The male cultivator was actually the oldest looking cultivator Jack had ever seen. The man was a craftsmen, a well respected one. And he was also the one who had been in charge of creating the staff that ostensibly controlled the city’s runic defenses.
And keying them to Jack.
That wasn’t how it had gone down – and the other man had made it abundantly clear what he thought of this change in tradition.
Jack didn’t care then and he didn’t care now.
Which was why he ignored the other man’s stinkeye as he stood up from his throne and strode over to the balcony.
“The Empire has abandoned us.”
His first words were solemn, yet they rolled over the crowd below without trouble. A feat accomplished by a few carefully positioned loud speakers.
Which might have been why, despite the distance between him and the throngs of… not quite human mortals and cultivators below, he could almost hear the audible intake of breath that followed his statement.
Criticizing one’s superiors really wasn’t done in the empire, by virtue of the fact that said superior was usually your superior because they were entirely capable of lopping your head off. If they weren’t, you’d be the superior.
Again, certain parallels between the Instinctive hordes and the Empire leapt to Jack’s mind.
“The Empress has abandoned us. Time has dulled her edge. Corruption has infested her courts. Lethargy pervades her armies. And now, like an ape grasping for a branch as it plummets to its doom, the Empress pulls tight on her outer provinces in a desperate attempt to arrest her fall.”
It helped that what he was saying was mostly true. Or so he assumed. Because he’d yet to meet a system of power that wasn’t at least a little corrupt.
Silence was the only response he received to his words though.
Which, again, was to be expected. While the Empress wasn’t a ‘goddess’ in the religious sense of the word – the empire as a whole was surprisingly secular in that regard, focusing instead on something Jack would have described as Pseudo-Buddhism – she was also one of the founders of the Empire.
Again, not someone you criticized for long before you found yourself suddenly a few feet shorter from the top down.
Fortunately, Jack had a secret weapon.
“Yet Ten Huo only grows in power!”
That was the signal for the doors to the palace to open, and from them cart after cart of sizzling pigs, cows and whole chicken were wheeled forward. Prepared by the palace’s chefs, they’d done an incredible job with the task they’d been given. Even from his position up high on the balcony Jack found the smell intoxicating as it wafted up to him.
Fortunately, the line of sect troops guarding the front of the palace held steady as the crowd almost unconsciously surged forward at the sight of such a feast.
Really hope no one’s going to get crushed in that, he thought.
That was why he had a few cultivators on standby who would use directed burst of killing intent anywhere the press of bodies got too tight. The effectiveness of which Jack had been a little dubious of, but it was apparently a tried and tested method for ‘delicately’ dealing with unruly crowds.
Personally, Jack would have preferred to use his own troops, but Ren had quite reasonably pointed out that when it came to keeping crowds of agitated mortals in line, none were better than the personal armies of the sects.
…Or the Imperial army – but most of them were dead now.
That didn’t mean he’d come completely unprotected. His own troops had emptied out the palace of all courtiers and Sect guards hours ago in preparation for his speech. A feat that would have been impossible mere days ago, but it seemed that his little display to the Sect leaders had the effect he’d intended it to, because the cultivators present on the premises hadn’t even made a single peep of complaint as they were ordered out by a bunch of mere mortals.
Albeit, mere mortals who had An commanding them.
“We must cast off the shackles that have for so long held us back!” Jack announced. “This is not about power. Not about greed. Or pride. It is about survival!”
This time he got roars of approval – though whether that was down to his words or the food that was now being passed out to the crowd, he couldn’t say.
It didn’t really matter. It was about the optics of the thing. When people looked back on this moment, they would remember the cheering. And that would mean it had to have been a good thing, right?
“Ten Huo must grow. Must cultivate it’s strength. Must power through the troubles ahead,” he roared. “Which we have. Through our guards. Through our walls. Through our cultivators. And through our gonnes. Through those things we broke the back of the horde and slew their false dragon. And it is through the power of those things that we might beat back any foe that might threaten our home.”
He raised his fist high – and at the correct moment, his Red Dragon armor flared into being, the feathers atop fluttering proudly in the wind. “Ten Huo forever! Against all that might come! Together we are strong!”
Perhaps it was just his imagination, but that time the cheers felt more genuine. A chant even started.
“Ten Huo! Ten Huo! Ten Huo!”
“To that end, I intend to correct some of the failures of the old regime! Firstly, I shall be cutting the mortal guard force of our city’s sects down to one tenth their current size.”
That caused a stir, not just from the cultivators who were stood on the nearby pavilions, but from the rearmost ranks of the sect guard that were currently holding back the crowd while simultaneously handing out food.
Which made sense, he was currently discussing their livelihoods. The only thing that separated them and their families from the desperate crowds in front of them. Because while the city wasn’t quite close to starving as a result of the recent hostilities, it was true that a great many households were now tightening their belts.
Service in the Imperial Army or Sects provided some degree of protection from that reality.
“And from those men and women, I shall forge a new force. A grand Ten Huo army to rival that of the decrepit Empire. Well trained. Well armed. Professional soldiers. An expansion and revitalization of the Jiangshi militia that saved this city all those weeks ago.”
That seemed to silence much of the hesitation that had formed in the sect troops. The crowd though was all for it, whooping and hollering at the idea of more troops of the ilk that had so captured the city’s love with their arrival into it.
“I do this not out of contempt for the sects but out of love. With this I free them from the responsibility of policing the city. Of dealing with the mundane details of the mortal world. I free them to focus on their one true goal; the pursuit of cultivation and immortality.”
More importantly, it would make a coup significantly less likely to be successful later down the line. Or at least, less viable. Because as potent as cultivators were, they were still just individuals. They had more in common with fighter craft than infantry. They could take ground and destroy targets, but they couldn’t be expected to hold it without support.
Support Jack fully intended to cut out from under them while claiming he was doing them a favor. And while he could certainly see some idiots in the pavilion nodding along with the idea of ‘freeing themselves from the need to deal with mortals’, most of the leadership was rightly frowning at the thought of losing their ability to project power into the city.
Without mortal soldiers to form a buffer around them, they would effectively be besieged within their compounds.
Yet even as he could see them slowly considering raising some form of stink over it, he could also see them glancing over to the empty seat in their lineup where the Silver Paw sect might have stood.
No, they might make a perfunctory fuss, but they’d do as he told them. This was the ideal time for him to make a move like this. It was almost expected.
To be sure, he knew some would cause some form of trouble over this move, but that trouble would be a lot easier to deal with when he tripled the number of soldiers he had at his command within the city.
Down below, Jack could see the distant figure of Gao – and a small application of magnification showed the man was looking rather pale. Which made sense, given the massive task Jack had just slammed down in front of him. An, for her part, looked positively giddy about the whole thing. Ren just looked… tired and unsurprised, as if more work appearing on her lap was just to be expected where Jack was concerned. Elwin looked disinterested in the whole thing, which was par for the course.
Lin and Huang were… nowhere to be seen?
Huh, he thought.
For just a moment he was worried something might have happened, but a quick glance at the trackers attached to them – via some ‘gifts’ of jewelry – showed the pair were back at his compound. In the same room even.
Very close.
Probably caught up in some science experiment, he thought with a small smile.
“Yet what is a mortal army without a core of cultivators?” Jack continued. “Am I to demand a tithe from the sects that have already given so much? To both me and this city?” He shook his head. “Nay.”
He stretched out his arm, and with perfect timing a dozen figures dropped from the windows of the palace, landing perfectly behind the sects guards in a crouched position.
They were clearly cultivators – yet they didn’t look like them. For one thing, they were armored. From head to toe. Gleaming steel armor that was inlaid with protective runes.
It wasn’t as comprehensive as metal plate would be. Gaps existed to allow for great locomotion from the user. Yet it was still more armor than any cultivator would ever be caught wearing.
Because in the local parlance, armor was a sign of weakness. A lack of confidence in ones skills and cultivation.
Or at least, that had been the case until Jack showed up.
The next thing about them was that they were uniform. Perfectly so. Only the weapons were different. Some had glaives. Some had swords. Others axes. The only commonality there were the revolvers at their hips.
He didn’t doubt they looked absurd to the cultivators in the pavilions, each of them dressed differently to their fellows, with only a small adherence to their sect colors to mark their allegiance. Because cultivators didn’t do uniforms.
They were warriors. Heroes. Not soldiers.
Or at least, they weren’t, Jack smirked.
He raised both arms high above his head.
“I demand nothing of the sects, for volunteers have already shown up to be part of this great army. Ready to give their lives. Their souls. Their very identities to protect our great Ten Huo!”
Jack slammed his fist down onto the banister, letting the loud thud echo across the courtyard.
“I present to you, the Steel Paw!”
For the first time since they had arrived, the mystery cultivators stood up, their blue cloaks fluttering in the winds as they pulled back their hood to reveal not faces, but helms.
Helms shaped like a snarling tiger.
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2023.06.02 13:41 textbook15 How do you live around people who are constant triggers?

I am staying with my grandfather at the moment, and have about a month left with him. He is a huge trigger for me, and I have no clue why. He chews with his mouth open and you can hear every single smack of his lips as the saliva coats everything in his mouth. Right now he's chewing an apple so damn loudly and saliva-ey and I wanna freak out so bad. He smacks his lips so much randomly, and the saliva sounds KILL me. He breathes really loudly out of his mouth, and there's this little 'click' sound each time he switches between an inhale and an exhale and it drives me up the wall. When he breathes through his nose while wearing glasses, his nose makes this whistling noise that absolutely drives me nuts too. I feel bad because obviously these are just everyday actions, but they drive me so INSANE and I don't know what to do about it, since I spend most of my days around him and there is no real way for me to just leave the situation when he makes a trigger sound.
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2023.06.02 13:40 STARK_TON Creating the Ultimate Email Marketing Campaign Guide for Businesses in Dubai

Email marketing remains one of the most powerful tools for businesses to generate leads and drive conversions. In a dynamic city like Dubai, where businesses thrive and competition is fierce, a well-executed email marketing campaign can make a significant impact on your lead generation efforts. This guide will provide you with valuable insights and strategies to create an effective email marketing campaign specifically tailored for lead generation in Dubai.
Table of Contents:
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  3. Crafting Compelling Email Content
  4. Personalization and Segmentation
  5. Optimizing for Mobile Devices
  6. Designing Eye-Catching Emails
  7. Timing and Frequency
  8. A/B Testing and Analytics
  9. Compliance with Local Regulations
  10. Nurturing Leads and Conversion Strategies
  11. Continual Campaign Improvement
  12. Conclusion
  13. Understanding the Dubai Market: Before diving into your email marketing campaign, it is crucial to understand the Dubai market, including its culture, preferences, and trends. Consider factors such as language preferences, local customs, and specific industry dynamics to tailor your campaign accordingly.
  14. Building a High-Quality Email List: To generate leads effectively, start by building a high-quality email list. Ensure that your subscribers have opted in willingly and are genuinely interested in your products or services. Utilize various channels such as website sign-ups, social media campaigns, and lead magnets to capture relevant email addresses.
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  17. Optimizing for Mobile Devices: Dubai has a high mobile penetration rate, so optimizing your emails for mobile devices is crucial. Ensure your email templates are responsive and adapt well to different screen sizes. Keep your email design clean and visually appealing, use concise subject lines, and use clear, actionable buttons for easy navigation on mobile devices.
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2023.06.02 13:40 babetterave First impressions on danganronpa V3 characters

Hi, first time player of danganronpa V3 (I juste finished prologue and started chapter 1), here are my first impressions of the characters :
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2023.06.02 13:38 mfreudenberg Need help understanding my issue with labels

i'm currently trying to import weather data from a FROST-Server into my prometheus instance. I'm trying to use the JSON-Exporter for that purpose. The FROST-Server has a REST-API, that returns JSON data objects.
I have the following config.yml for my json-exporter:


modules: default: metrics: - name: frost_observations type: object valuetype: path: '{.value[*]}' epochTimestamp: '{.value[@.resultTime]}' help: frost server observations honor_labels: false labels: datastream: '{ .Datastream.name }' values: result: '{.result}'
http_client_config: basic_auth: username: **** password_file: /config/frost-password.txt 
this is my prometheus.yml
yml global: scrape_interval: 1m # By default, scrape targets every 15 seconds. scrape_configs: - job_name: 'frost' scrape_interval: 15s static_configs: - targets: - "https://url-to-my-serveFROST-Servev1.1/Observations?$expand=Datastream" metrics_path: /probe scheme: http relabel_configs: - source_labels: [__address__] target_label: __param_target - source_labels: [__param_target] target_label: instance - target_label: __address__ ## Location of the json exporter's real : replacement: json-exporter:7979 # equivalent to "localhost:7979"
When running the json-exporter i'm getting a lot of errors like this
* collected metric "frost_observations_result" { label: untyped: } was collected before with the same name and label values
I can solve this issue, by adding the label id: { .id }. But this will create a timeseries for every record of the FROST-Server, which IMHO makes no sense. I want to have a time series for each Datastream.name. I don't understand, why i'm getting this error message, and how a possible fix could be.
Can anyone help me?
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