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2023.06.09 10:10 GarthVaderBlarts Gunfire during a trip tonight
Tonight I was dropping someone off at a hotel in downtown Dallas. Pax was from out of town so as I was passing through the west end (rough area) I was joking that it’s probably not a good idea to walk around that area at that time of night. Then in a McDonald’s parking lot right next to us a gunfight breaks out. I busted a U turn and ran a red light, took another route away from that area. Got pax to their hotel safely and they left me $0 tip. What should I have done differently to increase my chances at getting a tip?
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2023.06.09 09:59 Protolife2003 Be careful where you drive late at night
As a disclaimer; I should mention for this story I will be using the real first names of the people involved because I don't believe giving a first name basis will dox or infringe the privacy of anybody mentioned in this story.
This took place back around the fall of 2020 around late October. One night three of my friends Nate, Charles, Jordan and I decided to meet up at a local park around midnight just located within my friend Jordan's neighborhood to have one of our relentless hot-boxing smoke sessions.
Since this was our senior year of high-school and with the pandemic and political animosity going on at the time; like many other kids we were basically stuck at home for the most part attending online classes and barely getting out of our houses since most public places were closed.
Because of this . . We all ended up smoking weed to kill time and basically have a little bit of fun, so having these "hotbox" sessions wasn't anything new to us since we've been smoking since August of that same year. I recently stopped smoking altogether due to unrelated issues but I digress.
Back to the story.
About an hour after our smoke session the four of us reluctantly agreed to start driving out of the park and around town for a while with my friend Jordan being the driver, Nate in the front passenger seat with Charles and I in the back. Stupid, I know.
20 minutes into our drive being the intoxicated idiots that we were, having the windows cracked. We decided to put on Dead Space ambience music just for shits and giggles as we were making our way out of a residential area and onto a two-way main road that led out into the rural part of town.
To give you an idea of the scenery; we were driving through one of those semi-rural suburban neighborhoods you’d find out in the middle of nowhere. For those of you who live in the rural south or the midwest, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Since it was completely pitch black and we were practically in the middle of nowhere bumping creepy ambient music while approaching a dimly lit intersection, it began to give off an eerie liminal vibe that was kinda fitting for the season.
As we approached the intersection my mind began to green out and race about the unknown beyond the darkness that enshrined our surroundings.
"Heh it'd be really fucking terrifying if we came across a humanoid like the wendigo or something" I said to myself.
At that point we had reached the intersection and since I was looking to my left I immediately noticed a figure emerging out of the pitch black.
As the figure got under the street light, I realized that what I was looking at was a woman in pigtails dressed in a really classy, clean outfit with a tan blouse and high heels.
I instinctively sobered up and took this as a bad sign from all the stories I’ve heard and just knew something was wrong because who the hell would be out at 1 A.M. in a classy outfit out in the middle of nowhere
In a matter of seconds my worst fear came to life as this woman began to approach the car and I really didn't want any of us taking any chances with this woman.
I started to freak out and told my buddy:
"Jordan . . There's a woman coming at us . . . Turn the car NOW!"
Our friend Nate noticed a second figure dressed in all black slowly emerge from the rear end of the car just about 15 feet away by our right side slowly approaching.
This only instilled more fear in all of us about the situation that was happening before us.
Charles instantly caught on and saw what we were seeing as this woman practically began running at us screaming
"HEY . . HELP ME PLEASE . . STOP"
Charles then began aggressively slapping Jordan's shoulder in a panic Shouting at my friend:
"JORDAN BUDDY TURN THE FUCKING CAR".
Jordan, still zooted of the weed, was confused for a split second before he saw that this woman and the man in black were mere FEET from the car.
In a panic He yelled:
“AH SHIT . . NAH BRO!” as he peeled the car to the right and in the opposite direction from where this woman and man came running from.
We all sobered up a bit being creeped out and confused as to what just happened but laughed it off because of how intoxicated we all still were
Needless to say we still question why the woman was running at us screaming and what the intentions were from the man dressed in all black behind the car.
My morbid curiosity gets the better of me sometimes and I’d like some theories as to what could’ve happened to all 4 of us during that night.
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2023.06.09 09:58 Several_Pop_6289 Florida Bluegrass Events and Festivals by EMS
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2023.06.09 09:47 tejas-1066 Golden Gardens Park: Where Nature and Urban Life Coexist
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Nestled on the shores of Puget Sound, Golden Gardens Park is a hidden gem that offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city of Seattle. In this unique Reddit post, we invite you to discover the enchanting allure of Golden Gardens Park, where pristine beaches, lush green spaces, and stunning views converge. Whether you're a local resident or a curious traveler, prepare to be captivated by the harmonious blend of nature and urban life in this remarkable destination.
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Golden Gardens Park boasts a beautiful sandy beach that stretches along the waterfront. We'll explore the beach's inviting charm, where sun seekers can bask in the warmth of the sun, build sandcastles, or take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of Puget Sound. Discover the tranquility of beachcombing, enjoy a beach picnic with friends, or simply take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, enjoying the calming sounds of lapping waves. Breathtaking Views: Sunset Spectacles
One of the highlights of Golden Gardens Park is its panoramic views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. We'll delve into the awe-inspiring vistas that await visitors, particularly during sunset. Capture the moment as the sky transforms into a vibrant canvas of hues, casting a golden glow over the water and illuminating the majestic mountain peaks. Prepare to be enchanted by nature's own captivating light show. Lush Green Spaces: Picnics and Playgrounds
Beyond the beach, Golden Gardens Park offers lush green spaces that beckon visitors to relax and unwind. We'll explore the picnic areas, where families and friends can gather for a leisurely outdoor meal amidst the backdrop of nature's beauty. Discover the joy of spreading out a blanket, firing up the grill, and enjoying a picnic feast surrounded by towering trees and the sweet scent of fresh air. We'll also highlight the playgrounds, where children can unleash their energy and create lasting memories. Coastal Trails: Exploring Nature's Playground
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2023.06.09 09:31 TheRealBucketCrab I can't take my driving instructor anymore, I wasted so much money.
I have no idea who the people rating him high in google ratings were, I have no idea how they could handle this shit. You are all naturals, and somehow learned how to drive within two hours of holding a wheel, and I'm a slow start on every single thing, maybe my IQ is so low that I have the same intelligence as a preschooler, maybe I'm blind without knowing it, maybe I'm a natural at being a failure, maybe I'm just suicidal and I didn't know and want to crash my car into a wall. Somehow everyone I know drives like a monster and passed their tests first try.
Had the worst lesson today after a pretty good one (positioning was still shit there), made a lot of errors in my driving. That because he would point out every single mistake I would make. That I'm driving too left, too close to the parked cars, my right turns are too open, my left turns are too closed, I leave the clutch too fast, that I'm barely holding my brakes when I leave the clutch in the middle to get closer to the front car on a red light. Yes I'm going to do even worse when you act like this constantly, I'll get anxious, I'll focus on that one mistake all the time and lose everything else. I'll forget to check, I'll forget to change mode, I'll forget to signal. But you "don't undestand" and "don't understand" all the time. Yes you fucking DON'T understand that I don't understand your instructions like that. You can't tell if I have a difficulty learning how to drive, which is one of the hardest things to get the hang of if you don't know how to do it. Stop being so inpatient, It's your job, I'M PAYING YOU FOR THIS. If you want to act like that, then your clown car doesn't have only one clown in the front seats.
He even pointed out that I ask a lot if I should take the pedals, YES I'll ask because I have no idea when you want me to do or not when I'm anxious, since you'll also fucking ASK WHY I TOOK THE PEDALS WHEN YOU DIDN'T WANT TO, or why I didn't take the pedals. Treating me like I'm crazy.
Another thing; how will I know that my mode is proper when you at times change it for me? Or when the pedals (especially the clutch) moves up and down becaues you're pressing them yourself?? It's like you're jacking it off, because that's sure as hell is what the pedals will go when I drive by myself, which I will. From what I've learned, you don't learn how to drive, you simply play co-pilot with a ghost. Waste of my time, money and tears. These all knowing scumbags will crumble when I flip them off for their shitty driving later on.
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2023.06.09 09:29 bangbangboomboom19 The Chronological Telling of Amnesia: The Bunker’s Story for Those Too *Scared* to Play It
replay games. I’m more of a one and done it kind of guy, but something about ATB’s gameplay and story compelled me to play it not once, not twice, but four
times at the time of writing. It certainly helps that the game is short (although I think the universal praise of The Outer Wilds
demonstrates that this isn’t a bad thing).
My latest playthrough clocked in at ~35 minutes at the time of writing in order to get the Toot Sweet
achievement. Ironically, this exact pursuit of achievements led me to get the Librarian
achievement and, ultimately, finally read all the story notes chronologically.
Notwithstanding, ATB is a nauseatingly haunting game on harder difficulties. The monster is deadly, the resources are scarce, the tone is grim, and the darkness encompasses it all. Above all of this, the story is worth telling and I posit that the game’s genre, coupled with the Amnesia
brand being notoriously terrifying if PewDewPie is to be believed, will prevent a lot of people from playing it. That’s such a shame.
Without further obfuscation, I want to encourage you to play the game; immerse yourself in its world and discover its truth for yourself. Your appreciation for the story will only compound the more time you spend stalking the halls of the unnamed bunker it takes place in.
For those of you that don’t care to play it, but appreciate a good story, read ahead. SPOILER WARNING. ATB’s
story begins before the player ever takes control of the protagonist, Henri Clemont, a Soldier in the French Army at the Battle of Pozieres during World War I. April 1916 – Toussaint Beaufoy – What Could Be Worse than War?
On 2 April, 1916, Henri’s embattled unit receives orders to dig their bunker deeper so that their chain of command can laud it as a symbol of French patriotism and eventual victory in the war.
The calamity of World War I, having already wrought havoc on the bodies and minds of Henri’s unit, is only intensified by these foolhardy orders. This bunker is destined to become “a rancid, stinking pit. A void, a hole. Full of men, scared and confused.”
Eight days later, on 10 April, Henri’s compatriot, Toussaint Beaufoy, pens a poem We Whirl the World
that reflects on the grim events of the war and foreshadows the events of the game.
We whirl the world
The world we whirl
It all gets lost in a terrible twirl
Can’t see the sun for all the smoke
Can’t see the ground for all the dead folk
Can’t see the ocean, can’t see the trees
So I stay here down on my knees
We whirl the world
The world we whirl
It all gets lost in a binding twirl
A snarl in the dark
A sad day in the park
A stone reminder
A horse’s dirty blinder
A child’s empty hand
A friend’s stained armband
The news of the day on the stand
We whirl the world
The world we whirl
It all gets lost in a bloody twirl
What comes next around the bend?
Maybe it’ll be some kind of end
More likely another shrill, shrill whistle,
Magic that turns men into gristle.
We whirl the world
The world we whirl
It all gets lost and still we twirl
Henri’s unit begins digging and on 30 April, another soldier, Alex Noyer, extrapolates on why the unit has been ordered to dig: the bunker lay atop Roman ruins that extend towards the German lines. The command wants to use these prebuilt tunnels to launch a surprise attack on the enemy. However, Noyer’s interest lay more in the archaeological significance of the dig.
With the dig well underway, the other soldiers begin to experience haunting symptoms. Notably, Beaufoy, who witnesses some horror on the night of 5 May, that shatters his psyche. He refuses to discuss what he witnessed with anybody, yet he revels in it; “I want to go back to that place. I want to feel that way. I want the violence and the ecstasy and the pitch-black darkness.” May 1916 - Alex Noyer’s Journal - Digging Up a Dark Secret
A week later (9 May), Noyer is presented with archaic texts uncovered during the digging. He begins to read them and discovers the texts are not of typical Roman writings. Rather, the texts are religiously significant repeating the phrase “to cross into darkness and beyond.”
These texts originated from a people that believed they found the key to immortality, a blessing bestowed upon them from some “other world… dominated by darkness… ruled by something…”
These damned texts went on to describe this world as “full of spirits, monsters and that the air there was endlessly alive with cries of torment and the sickly rattle of souls near death.”
The tunnels that the men were digging were used by this ancient people as a portal to this “pagan hell.”
This manifested in our world as the need for the followers to commit sickening acts that appealed to the primal instincts of humanity; “blood orgies, of sadistic spirits, of the awful things these men and women would do to each other in worship of darkness”
and a magical liquid that would grant the believer’s immortality in darkness.
Noyer enters the tunnels sometime on 14 May, and discovers more of the cursed history of the tunnels. “The Romans used these tunnels to hold sadistic bacchanals, great festivals of cruel combat, torture and worse... held in an arena over a great pit.”
His command writes him off as paranoid, and Noyer resolves to enter the tunnels.
On 25 May, Noyer is recovered after screaming in the damp excavation sight until his vocal cords were annihilated – alive but utterly terrified. June 1916 - Farber - Am I Out of Touch? No, It’s the Soldiers Who Are Wrong.
Noyer warns his brother-in-arms about the texts and truth of the ruins they are excavating. As the truth and panic spread, the Command begins punishing those who speak of the more sinister presence that is permeating the halls of the bunker.
Throughout the month of May, the soldiers are gripped with a waking terror that seeps into their dreams, all the while having to fight a war notorious for its brutality. Noyer writes, “we’re stuck between the Germans in front of us, high command behind us, and some other horrible force that seems to lurk in shadows all around us. I fear we are now truly beyond God’s reach.”
Rumors of the truth that Noyer uncovered begin to spread amongst the men. Despite taking the assertions of the malevolent presence seriously, the command chooses to contain the panic through force.
Incensed by Noyer’s ominous warnings, a rebellion is formed on 28 May with a soldier only known as “Farber” at its helm. The mission is simple: contain the evil of the tunnels by sabotaging the digging efforts with a cave in. Farber notes that each of the five recruits is exceptionally eager to end the waking nightmare, particularly Beaufoy.
Their efforts are successful and the soldiers experience a brief abatement from the ever-present fear, only to be discovered and subsequently tortured by their Commanding Officers, Reynard and Delpy. None are spared the persecution, save for Beaufoy, who is presumed to have been killed in the blast that undoes the dig. The last thing any other soldier saw of him was Beaufoy telling them he had “other work to do,”
whilst pointing to his own eyes.
Despite the ordeal, no participant reveals Farber as the mastermind, and Farber is forever indebted to the brotherhood.
The officers of the unit do four things in the wake of this unthinkable act of insubordination: (1) abandon the tunnel, (2) punish the conspirators, (3) send the remaining men on dangerous combat patrols and (4) order more wine. No lesson learned, no warning heed.
Of minor note, on the evening of 30 June, after one such combat patrol, a German prisoner is captured. Small recompense for the men routinely thrown into the meat grinder of enemy machine guns and command tribunals. July 1916 – Henri Clément – Buddy Fucker with a Conscious
Another such raid is ordered on 8 July, and Henri has a plan to not go. Henri and his best friend, Augustin Lambert, decide that the winner of a game of chance will not have to risk their life this evening and the other will go in their friend’s place. Henri cheats, rationalizing it as a harmless prank, condemning Lambert to endure the battlefield once more. Henri is sure Lambert will return, unscathed, and cannot wait to see the look on his face when he learns what Henri did.
Only, Lambert doesn’t return. As the dusk of 8 July turns into dawn, Henri is wrought with guilt. He resolves to recover his friend. It is here, that the player finally takes control of the protagonist.
Henri discovers Lambert at the bottom of a pit. Not a crater from artillery, a borderline incomprehensibly large depression. Henri makes his way down and renders aid to his battered, but alive, compatriot. Henri gathers water from the pit, and nurses his friend before they attempt to escape.
Patrol Report – 10 July 1916
Odd occurrences last night. Sdt. Lambert, thought dead after his patrol on the 8th, returned to the barracks in fine health. He carried with him Sdt. Clément – severely wounded from an explosion.
Lambert reports the following:
-That midway through his patrol on the 8th he fell into a deep crater and was unable to escape.
-Clément, his close friend, snuck out after him last night, located him in the crater, and carried him out.
-They were spotted and in the ensuing attack, Clément was injured by an explosion. It fell on Lambert to carry him back.
Very odd that Lambert was neither injured from the fall nor the explosion AND that he ended up saving the man who came to save him.
But battlefield luck is an odd thing. In every life, fate’s winds blow erratic.
Judging by Lambert’s description, the crater he fell into seems to have been located very close to the Roman tunnels we unearthed. It may have been a result of work down there.
Recommend a future patrol to investigate and make sure we have not opened a backdoor into our own bunker.
Henri remains comatose for ten(?) days. July 1916 – Augustin Lambert – The Nightmare Is Only Beginning
Lambert, having dodged death, reflects on the events of his ill-fated patrol. His loss of hope at the bottom of the inescapable pit, and the angelic reprieve he received from Henri. He notes how the water Henri nursed him with “was cool and crisp, with a strange, sweet taste. Never has water felt more nourishing than that, administered by a dear friend’s hand
Despite surviving, Lambert’s survival is dampened by the loss of a toy he bought for his son – the toy he believes to be in the pit where he almost lost his life.
Lambert grows stronger by the day. However, with Lambert’s return, so do the haunts that plagued his fellow Soldiers. Scratching at the walls and an overt ghostly howling emanates throughout the halls at night. July 1916 – Stéphane Joubert – Oh Yeah, The Murders.
The first to fall Reynard on 15 July. Hardly a loss after his treatment of the soldiers, but certainly a catalyst for even further distrust.
Stéphane Joubert, another officer, reflects on the evening of the murder in his journal. He had heard a commotion in the hallway, but assumed it be Reynard drunk on his secret stash of wine. No one was aware anything was wrong until they heard the screaming. He is concerned for the harshness in which his fellow officers treat the men, particularly in the wake of this death.
The remaining officers interrogate the men, after all, a murderer was so clearly amongst them.
Paranoia grips the men, who are the prime suspects due to their contempt for Reynard. But the brutality and sadistic nature of the murder was beyond the pale? The autopsy read:
Body of Sgt. Reynard.
Multiple lacerations. Chest cavity torn to shreds. Every rib cracked. Skull cracked open by repeated blunt force trauma.
Who could have done this to him?
Amid the violence, Farber, driven mad by the resurgence of the haunting presence, resolves to kill it himself to atone for being the only man left unpunished for the tunnel sabotage. When the evil presence, emboldened by the murder of Reynard, returns, Farber is there. He shoots the Beast and it retreats into the shadows.
But it did not forget. It returned ten minutes later and pulled Farber into the wall, “screaming… praying for salvation
The men note something familiar about the Beast as it continues to hunt them; like it knows who they are.
The officers abandon the men, escaping and blowing the entrance to the bunker behind them – condemning the soldiers to evisceration by an unkillable force. Joubert, the only bastion of morality amongst the officers, is among the escapees all the same He leaves the men one chance at salvation.
Fournier, our commanding officer!, cowers next to me now. He’s lost his mind to an abyss of fear…
He wants to run, to blow up the exit behind him.. Sealing the demon down here… The demon AND our men.
His constant refrain, it is getting to me… and that same void of terror… it is also overtaking me.
To any of my men who see this: once we’re free of this place, I will get the arsenal code from him. I will get it and I will radio it back to you.
Trapped down here with that beast, the arsenal may be your only hope. It’s all I can do. All I have courage to do…
Get to the communications room in the Soldier Quarters. Hide there. I’ll broadcast the code to you.
The men, responded to such hollow words:
The officers have abandoned us! They ran from the beast and blew the exit closed behind them. Even Joubert… July 1916 – Henri Clément – The Game Begins
They called us cowards and traitors and worse… Hypocrites. Now they’ve doomed us.
Whatever hell we suffer now, it is on them. God will punish them for what they’ve done.
The game begins with Henri awakening in the hospital bed from comatose state. He doesn’t remember the past, but that’s why we have spent about 2400 words going over that. The gameplay of Amnesia is self-explanatory – gather resources, avoid the monster, escape.
In order to accomplish this goal Henri has several sub objectives that, for convenience, we’ll cover in two parts: Get the Dynamite and Get the Detonation Handle. This isn’t a walk through, every playthrough of the game is different, but you learn the fates of several characters through extrapolating on the relationship between the notes and the game itself. Play the game and get stalked by the monster for the horror experience.
Get the Dynamite (Located in the Armory):
· Located in the armory, Henri first needs to retrieve a code to unlock said armory. The code, you recall, Joubert promised to broadcast to the soldiers. After solving the daisy chain issue in the Soldier’s Quarters and finding the requisite key, Henri makes his way to the communication room. Joubert is true to his word, he is still broadcasting the code. Henri can now retrieve the dynamite.
Get the Detonator Handle (Located in the Tunnels):
· First order of business is to recover a ratchet wrench that allows access into the Prisoner Control room in the Prison section of the bunker. The wrench is in Foreman Stafford’s locker, but you’ll have to find the code. Henri discovers that Stafford made his way to the Bunker’s Pillbox as a means of escape. However, the Pillbox is locked with the only key being in the bunker’s Chapel. Henri makes his way to the chapel to uncover an unholy display of twisted bodies – an achievement pops up revealing this is the Beast’s nest. In the confessional, Henri discovers the priest (otherwise insignificant to the story) nailed to the wall. He recovers the key and returns to the Pillbox. At the top, Stafford is there, a bullet through the eye from an enemy sniper – a grim reminder that you’re still fighting a war.
· The wrench is to help gain access to the Captured German Prisoner’s cell, left abandoned; Geneva Convention be damned. What we want in the cell is a pair of bolt cutters that had been used to torture the prisoner. Opening his cell alerts the monster, whom promptly murders the poor prisoner (although there is a slightly happier disposition in which you retrieve the bolt cutters before the Beast gets to him – are you quick enough to save his life? Do you even want to?)
· The bolt cutters grant access to the chained-shut tunnels. The haunted tunnels. The Pagan Hell. Ghostly apparitions due exist down here skulking the fog teasing you with the evil you’ve read so much about. Impossible rock formations alongside Roman statues and columns, this place is truly unearthly. But then you hear a voice, the first voice you’ve heard since the prisoner you couldn’t understand died. “We whirl the world…”
Its Beaufoy, whom has gouged his own eyes out and roams the fog with a shotgun and homicidal intent – still more work to do. He will kill you, so you must put your fellow soldier down. Is it better this way? At least that shotgun is yours now *finger guns*.
· If you explore a little more, after finding the detonator handle, you’ll find a small tunnel that leads to the pit. The pit the game began in, the pit with the small rabbit toy Lambert lost. Shit, what happened to Lambert?
You retreat to the beginning of the game. Hook up the dynamite and blow it. Make your way to escape. You find yourself at a grand arena above a bottomless pit. With the Beast standing between you and salvation. Is there really a boss battle in this game? Winning it reveals the final truth.
Lambert is the monster. Your best friend, corrupted by the water you nursed into him to save his life. Presenting the toy to him prior to the final battle when he tries to kill you causes him to take it, run to his fucked-up chapel nest, and place it on a pedestal. There is still humanity there, and that’s why he recognized those he killed.
But this is a grand arena over a great pit, and losers go into the pit. Use the toy to hold the monster up on the destructible bridges and, while he plays with it, blast the bridge itself – pulling the literal floor out from underneath him – eternal darkness awaits.
Now flee, make your way to salvation. You see sunlight. You breach the rocks and roll down a slope into a pit of dead comrades. At least you’re free of that beast.
As you bask in the light you hear “SCHNELL, SCHNELL”
and searchlights beginning to scan where you just fell from.
Fuck, you’re still in a war.
A grotesquely unsettling story of overcoming shitty circumstances and still losing. What’s that like an 8? Probably an 8.
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2023.06.09 09:25 SangriaSang I'm an Uber Eats driver. I was dropping off an order when some asshole threw an egg at my car then sped off like a coward. Took forever to wipe off.
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2023.06.09 08:35 thefinewinecompany_ Is Prosecco a champagne or wine?
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When it comes to the world of bubbly beverages, the terms "Champagne," "wine," and "Prosecco" often appear interchangeably, causing confusion among enthusiasts. While all three are associated with celebrations and special occasions, there are significant differences that set them apart. In this article, we will delve into the world of sparkling wines, specifically exploring the distinction between Champagne, Prosecco, and other types of wine. Understanding Champagne and Wine
Champagne, a variety of sparkling wines, has its origins in the Champagne region of France. It is known for its distinctive effervescence, elegant flavors, and association with luxury. Champagne is produced using a traditional method called méthode champenoise, where secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle. This labor-intensive process contributes to the complexity and quality of Champagne. The Champagne region, with its unique terroir, including soil composition and climate, plays a crucial role in the production of these exquisite wines.
Wine, on the other hand, is a broad category that encompasses a wide range of alcoholic beverages made from fermented grapes. It includes still wines, which are non-effervescent, as well as sparkling wines, which possess varying levels of carbonation. Unlike Champagne, which refers specifically to sparkling wine from the Champagne region, wine can be produced in numerous regions worldwide, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Prosecco: The Sparkling Wine
Prosecco is a type of sparkling wine that hails from the Veneto region in northeastern Italy. It has gained popularity in recent years due to its approachable and lively nature. Unlike Champagne, Prosecco undergoes a different production process known as the Charmat method. This technique involves conducting the secondary fermentation in a large tank rather than in individual bottles. It results in a fresher, fruitier style of sparkling wine, often characterized by notes of green apple, pear, and citrus.
The primary grape used in Prosecco production is Glera, which contributes to its light and delicate flavor profile. The Prosecco region, encompassing Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, benefits from the region's microclimate, ideal for cultivating grapes that yield high-quality Prosecco. Prosecco is typically enjoyed young and is often associated with casual gatherings, brunches, and outdoor celebrations. Exploring Sparkling Wine
Sparkling wine is a broader category that encompasses a diverse range of effervescent wines from various regions worldwide. It includes not only Champagne and Prosecco but also other sparkling wines such as Cava from Spain, Crémant from France, and sparkling wines produced in the New World. Sparkling wine is characterized by its carbonation, achieved through different production methods like the traditional method, Charmat method, and carbonation.
Sparkling wine has seen a surge in popularity, with consumers embracing its festive and celebratory nature. It offers a wide spectrum of styles, ranging from bone-dry to sweet, and from light-bodied to full-bodied. This versatility makes sparkling wine a fantastic choice for a range of occasions, from toasting milestones to pairing with various cuisines.
https://preview.redd.it/u482hy69tx4b1.png?width=180&format=png&auto=webp&s=26486bb1b3b581a82c1a1a3fb62f7df10e0d9bf0 The Best Sparkling Wines
When it comes to the best sparkling wines, there are numerous options available to suit different palates and preferences. Champagne
remains synonymous with luxury and is often the go-to choice for special celebrations. Some renowned Champagne houses, such as Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, and Dom Pérignon, consistently produce exceptional sparkling wines that embody elegance and finesse.
However, there are also outstanding sparkling wines produced outside of the Champagne region. Crémant, for example, offers an affordable alternative to Champagne, with notable regions like Crémant de Bourgogne and Crémant d'Alsace producing high-quality sparkling wines. Additionally, sparkling wines from regions like Franciacorta in Italy and Sussex in England have been garnering acclaim for their unique expressions. The Rise of Rosé Sparkling Wine
One of the significant trends in the world of sparkling wine is the increasing popularity of rosé sparkling wine. Rosé sparkling wines combine the vibrant and refreshing characteristics of sparkling wines with the delicate fruitiness of rosé wines. They are produced using various methods, including blending red and white wines, maceration, or the saignée method.
Rosé sparkling wines offer a wide range of flavors, from light and crisp to rich and complex, making them incredibly versatile for food pairings. They have become a favorite choice for many wine enthusiasts, as they provide a beautiful balance between elegance and approachability. Regions like Champagne, Provence, and the United States have been producing exceptional rosé sparkling wines that continue to captivate consumers. The Fine Wine Company Ltd and Sparkling Wines
The Fine Wine Company Ltd is renowned for its collection of premium wines from around the world. Among their impressive selection, sparkling wines hold a prominent place. They offer an array of options for enthusiasts seeking the perfect bottle of bubbly for any occasion. From prestigious Champagne houses to exceptional Prosecco producers, The Fine Wine Company Ltd curates a range of sparkling wines to cater to diverse tastes and preferences.
For those seeking the best sparkling wines, The Fine Wine Company Ltd
's knowledgeable staff can provide recommendations based on individual preferences, budget, and occasion. Whether it's a crisp and elegant Champagne, a lively Prosecco, or an exquisite sparkling rosé, customers can find a premium selection at The Fine Wine Company Ltd to enhance their celebrations or simply indulge in a glass of effervescent delight. Conclusion
In conclusion, while the terms "Champagne," "Prosecco," and "wine" are often used interchangeably, they represent distinct categories within the realm of sparkling beverages. Champagne holds a prestigious status as a sparkling wine originating exclusively from the Champagne region in France, produced using the méthode champenoise. Prosecco, on the other hand, is a sparkling wine from the Veneto region in Italy, crafted using the Charmat method, resulting in a fresh and fruity character.
At The Fine Wine Company Ltd
, enthusiasts can explore a diverse selection of premium sparkling wines, including Champagne, Prosecco, and other notable sparkling wine varieties. With their expertise, customers can discover the perfect bottle to elevate their celebrations, indulging in the effervescence and elegance that sparkling wines bring to any occasion.
2023.06.09 08:33 stoic_capybara mvhs senior prank(?)
I live next to Mountain View high school and around 9:30pm tonight we heard yelling, then saw the school alarm lights flashing and like 15 cars peeling out of the parking lot. Anyone know any details? We assumed it was a senior prank and would love to know what they were doing and if it was successful.
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2023.06.09 08:26 thefinewinecompany_ Prosecco vs. Champagne: What’s the Difference?
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At The Fine Wine Company Ltd
, we understand the allure of sparkling wines and the pleasure they bring to any occasion. Two of the most popular choices when it comes to sparkling wines are Prosecco and Champagne. While both are known for their effervescence and elegance, there are distinct differences between the two. In this article, we will explore the characteristics, production methods, and flavors of Prosecco and Champagne to help you make an informed choice when selecting the perfect sparkling wine for your next celebration.
When it comes to celebratory occasions, a glass of sparkling wine
adds a touch of elegance and festivity. Prosecco and Champagne are two renowned sparkling wines that have captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts around the world. Understanding the differences between these two options will help you make an informed choice that suits your taste and occasion.
https://preview.redd.it/3og6d0inrx4b1.png?width=540&format=png&auto=webp&s=6b55c78fde879c457afde481ca12ef430f78f8b8 What is Prosecco?
Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine
that originated in the Veneto region of Italy. It is made primarily from the Glera grape variety, which gives Prosecco its distinctive fruity and floral characteristics. Prosecco is produced using the Charmat method, also known as the Tank method, where the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. Production Process
The production of Prosecco involves a two-step fermentation process. First, the grapes are harvested and gently pressed to obtain the juice. This juice is then fermented in stainless steel tanks, where selected yeasts are added to initiate the primary fermentation. Once the base wine is obtained, it is blended and undergoes a second fermentation in pressurized tanks, which traps the carbon dioxide and creates characteristic bubbles. Flavor Profile
Prosecco is known for its fresh and fruity flavors. It often exhibits notes of green apple, pear, and citrus, with a delicate floral aroma. The wine is typically light-bodied and refreshing, making it a popular choice for casual gatherings and daytime celebrations. What is Champagne?
Champagne is a sparkling wine produced in France's Champagne region
. It is crafted using the traditional method, also known as the Méthode Champenoise or Méthode Traditionnelle. Champagne is made from a blend of three primary grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Production Process
The production of Champagne involves a labor-intensive process. After the initial fermentation, the base wine is bottled with a mixture of sugar and yeast, known as the liqueur de tirage. This triggers the second fermentation, which occurs in the bottle, allowing the wine to develop its signature effervescence. The bottles are then aged on their lees for an extended period, enhancing the wine's complexity and creating characteristic toasty and yeasty flavors. Flavor Profile
Champagne is celebrated for its refined and sophisticated flavor profile. It offers a wide range of tasting notes, from citrus and green apple to brioche and toasted nuts. The wines can vary from bone-dry (Brut Nature) to slightly sweet (Demi-Sec), catering to diverse palates and preferences. Champagne's fine bubbles and complex layers of flavor make it a go-to choice for special occasions and memorable toasts. Prosecco vs. Champagne: Key Differences
While Prosecco and Champagne both fall under the category of sparkling wine, several factors distinguish one from the other. Grape Varieties
Prosecco predominantly uses the Glera grape variety, with small amounts of other local grapes permitted. On the other hand, Champagne employs a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes. The grape varieties contribute to the distinct flavors and aromas of each wine. Production Regions
Prosecco is primarily produced in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions of Italy. Champagne, as the name suggests, is exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France. The unique characteristics of each region, including climate, soil, and winemaking traditions, shape the final product. Production Methods
Prosecco is produced using the Charmat method, where secondary fermentation occurs in pressurized tanks. Champagne, on the other hand, follows the traditional method, with the secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle. This bottle aging contributes to the rich and complex flavors found in Champagne. Taste and Flavor
Prosecco is known for its light and crisp character, with vibrant fruit flavors and floral notes. Champagne offers a broader spectrum of flavors, with a creamy texture and nuances of toast, nuts, and citrus. The choice between the two depends on personal preferences and the desired level of complexity. Choosing the Best Sparkling Wine
When it comes to selecting the best sparkling wine, several factors should be considered: Occasion and Personal Preference
Consider the nature of the occasion and the atmosphere you wish to create. Prosecco's light and refreshing nature make it suitable for casual gatherings and outdoor events, while Champagne's elegance and complexity lend themselves well to formal celebrations and momentous occasions. Food Pairing
Think about the food you intend to serve alongside the sparkling wine. Prosecco's fruit-forward profile pairs excellently with appetizers, light seafood dishes, and fruit-based desserts. Champagne's versatility allows it to complement a wider range of foods, including shellfish, creamy cheeses, and rich poultry dishes. Price and Availability
Prosecco generally offers a more affordable option compared to Champagne. It is widely available and offers excellent value for money. Champagne, being a luxury product, tends to be pricier. However, it is possible to find exceptional Champagne options at various price points, catering to different budgets. Conclusion
In the world of sparkling wines, Prosecco and Champagne holds a prominent place. Prosecco's fresh and fruity character, produced using the Charmat method, provides a delightful and accessible experience. On the other hand, Champagne, crafted using the traditional method, showcases elegance, complexity, and a wide array of flavors. Whether you prefer the crisp vibrancy of Prosecco
or the refined sophistication of Champagne, both options are sure to enhance any celebration. Explore the offerings at The Fine Wine Company Ltd
to find the perfect sparkling wine that suits your taste, occasion, and budget. Cheers to creating memorable moments with premium sparkling wines!
2023.06.09 08:10 szsbzl Smart ceiling light homekit led for living room
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【Voice Control】Compatible with HomeKit/Alexa/Google, it allows you to control lights hands-free with your voice, just need simple voice commands, you can easily control the light bulb on/off, adjust the brightness and color. "Hey Siri, turn on the lights". 【APP Remote Control】By downloading our CozyLife APP (iOS and Android users, no hub required) or using the HomeKit function (Home APP, requires an Apple device as a hub, please visit the Apple website for more details about HomeKit), you can control these smart candle bulbs anytime, anywhere.Only 2.4GHz WiFi is supported. Start enjoying your smart life. 【Easy Dimming & Multicolor】E14 smart bulbs provide 16 million colors, the brightness can be adjusted from 1%-100, and the color temperature can be adjusted from 2700~6500K (warm white-cool white). In music mode, the colors will change according to the rhythm, which will create a different atmosphere for you. Suitable for festivals and parties with your friends. 【Schedule & Timer】By presetting the schedule, you can easily set the smart light bulb on in the morning and off automatically at night, so you don't have to worry about whether you forget to turn off the light when you go to bed or go out. Enjoy a smart home and customize a schedule or scene of all your lights. Save your power and easy your life. 【Energy Saving】5W LED E14 smart bulbs can replace ordinary 30W incandescent bulbs, each bulb emits 300 lumens of bright light output, 80% energy saving, durable, with a total lifespan of up to 25,000 hours. Easy to install.
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2023.06.09 08:08 Greendelics-2004 18 DAYS TILL THE INSIDERS FESTIVAL - CREW SIGN-UPS
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We're thrilled to announce that the Insiders Festival is just around the corner, with only 18 days remaining until the exhilarating kickoff day! Prepare yourself for a forgettable experience filled with incredible music, performances, and an atmosphere buzzing with excitement. Get ready to dive into a world of musical enchantment like before! The Spectacular Lineup:
We've curated an extraordinary lineup of some of the most iconic and cutting-edge artists from around the globe, who will grace our stages. Brace yourself for performances by:
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2023.06.09 08:08 DustinRiddleyMatter Help with character introduction.
This is a rough draft of the beginning of my book. I'm trying to introduce my main character and their first major conflict but I'm worried they are coming across whiny and unlikable. I would love some feedback. I'm not really worried about grammar or punctuation since I'll probably be making massive changes. Thank you for your time
Fall of Cestrum
Stella lay stretched out in the grassy area that ran along one the many paths branching out from the Well Flower in the center of town. Rolling over she leaned closer to a flower sprouting out from among the blades of grass. She tilted her head until her nose touched the soft, hair-like bristles covering the stem. She could count the colored spots on each downy petals and number the leaves that clustered around the stem, dusky, satiny and variegated. She lifted a finger and touched it to the petal. She smiled and giggled and for one bright and light moment, she felt connected to the life under her fingertips.
A warm breeze swept along the path causing the plant life around here to sway hypnotically. The flower swayed and bent, its leaves fluttering. Stella pushed her hair away from her face and the flower stilled. Stella rolled onto her back staring up into the sky and for this brief perfect moment she felt connected to the world around her without any gifts or magic. All too soon the spell was broken, her thought turned morose. These moments of tranquility never really last, always leaving her feeling unsatisfied. They are never enough to fill the void. With these thoughts come a more quiet and distant one, That she would never be enough. She wondered what it would be like to be able to speak with the very grass beneath her feet.
When she imagined it she supposed she would feel a bond of some sort. The feel of a fragile presence brushing her mind. A sense of rightness with the world. Or maybe it wouldn’t be something grand, maybe something as simple or as everyday as blinking or taking in a breath. Whatever it was, she felt nothing except the moist early morn dew on her skin. She heard nothing but the soft lap of water.
Her hands fisted her skirt as she stood, worrying the corner of her mouth with her teeth. She glanced across the canal to the shimmering fields basking under the soft warmth of an early morning sun. The plants continued to sway in the wind as if in anticipation of someone’s arrival. But not for her. A wave of melancholy swamped her and the back of her eyes prickled.
Stella drew in a sharp breath, blinking rapidly as her eyes clouded. Not here, not now.
She heard the fall of soft footsteps and hastily tried to pull herself together before anyone could spot her. As a child, she had made no secret of her desire to be like them. For a while, they had entertained her wishes and gently tried to break the news to her. But now it was different, now it was just sad. Stella stepped back into the soft embrace of a nearby tree and hoped to disappear from view. If they saw her, they made no mention of it. Stella fiddled with her fingers and counted until she felt she could step out again.
Those that worked the fields were approaching the plants, their faces bright with anticipation. The previously stilled plants twisted, unfurling their petals in welcome. Stella felt a strange mixture of reverence and jealousy. desperately she wished she could join them. She tried to squash these feelings and ignore the hollow ache of her heart. She could never join them. Not because she was defective. She just wasn’t one of them. The earlier she accepted that, the better.
Sighing and trying to shrug off the veil of melancholy that had settled on her, Stella stepped into view, squinting across the canal to the workers in the field. Again, she felt that impetuous urge to join them , to chat with them as they made the plants grow towards the sun . She turned away telling herself, "that’s just the way things are, and you are going to have to accept it."
Only she didn’t want to.
A few passersby glanced over their shoulders as she stepped into the light, drawn by the soft scud of her feet against the beaten earth. Stella forced a smile to sprout on her face and raised a clenched fist. She opened the fingers slowly, reminiscent of a flower unfurling its bud. It was a gesture of greeting and welcome. They paused in their work to return it.
Stella turned away from them and walked down from where she came. The village had woken and was now bustling with activities, even more now than ever. It was close to the Harvest festival after all. She saw various water crafts all formed from different plant life bobbing down the canal, garlands of dusk-roses had been strung up on trees and door fronts. Small children ran around her, squealing as they played. A handful of girls her age twittered past, carrying baskets just like hers. They were going to the fountain, Stella was sure by evening the center of the village would be swathed in flowers of all shapes, sizes, smells and colors. They greeted her with their clenched fists opening to which Stella responded, momentarily sharing in their warm smiles before returning to her despondent thoughts.
It was hard to sink into her melancholy while trudging on the paths. The Ortus were a warm people and the approach of Harvest had made their good-natured bloom into a bonfire of radiating joy, thus no matter how much she tried not to, she couldn’t help but be caught in their joy. From now till after the festival, the adults would do nothing to curb the enthusiasm of their young that swarmed onto the paths in search of merrymaking, while they themselves were caught up with their tasks with good-natured fun.
As Stella looked farther up the path to she saw the barrel shape of the village chief thundering down to the path.
He slowed upon seeing her and the frown furrowing his busy brows lightened. Stella opened her clenched fist in greeting to him. She wondered what business he had him in such a hurry.
With her heart thundering in her ears, Stella stepped up to his path and noted she was almost as tall as he was. Most of her life, she had spent it looking up to him, in awe of how solid his presence seemed. He was gruff but had never been unkind with her even when his words told hurtful truths.
‘I want to join the workers in the field,’ she blurted out, cutting him off.
‘Weed’s hold, Stella. We have spoken about it.’ There was a smattering of exasperation in his voice.
Stella nodded. ‘I know. But I think I have proven myself.’
The chief was shaking his head, his eyes soft but she didn’t want to see it. It was often a prelude to rejection. She couldn’t remember how much she had done this over the years, tried to plead her case but got turned away instead. Not this time. Like most people in the village, she had a stubborn streak. She had had years to cultivate it and this time she didn’t want to be turned away.
‘I am a hard worker. You know how diligent I am. I am not going to waste the gift on trying to impress everyone with showy flowers. I just want -’ to belong. Stella heaved in a breath - ‘I just want to do enough like everyone is.’ Why was that so difficult to grant her what she wanted?
He sighed. ‘You are not Ortus.’
Stella ignored the stab of hurt. A flash of anger jolted through her. It sat in the corner of her chest, beating in tandem with her heart. Stella straightened, lifting her chin. ‘I have lived here my whole life. There isn't a thing that happens in this village that I'm not involved in.’ There was a barest hint of wobble in her voice. She squashed it "There is no one other than you more dedicated to this village than me."
‘It will be heresy,’ the chief said in a hard tone.
The last of what she was going to say trailed off into the emptiness. She stared at the chief, the final word chasing itself in a circle in her head. The harshness of her breath over her jackhammering heart was the only thing she could hear. The world seemed to gain a misty film. She blinked.
The chief looked directly at her. ‘Yes. By the sweet wind, Stella. You are Luxen not Ortus. I cannot give you the gift. No matter what!’
Don’t cry. Stella blinked. And blinked again. ‘You were never going to - I was never - you never saw me as -’ she stopped and dragged in a lungful of air. Despite the heat, she felt cold. Stella gathered herself together and cleared her throat. ‘I understand. Thank you for your kindness, Chief.’
A myriad of emotions swept over the chief’s face before settling on its usual gruff sternness. Still, he took a step forward as though reaching for her. Stella stepped back. She didn’t need him to balm her wounds right after ripping it open. She stared at his shoulder as she spoke : ‘I have to see the fieldworkers lunch.’ She walked round him, her steps brisk
Tears pricked urgently at the back of her eyes but she didn’t let them fall.
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2023.06.09 08:07 NoPartyWithoutCake Car runs fine in highway. As soon as I spend 40+ minutes (sometimes less) in city traffic car starts stalling.
Subaru Outback 09.
TL/DR first 2 paragraphs.
As the title says, car seems to run fine in highway. I had to take a 3 hour trip and it went without a hitch. However, any time I spend more than 40 minutes (aprox.) in city traffic (stopping in red lights, stop signs, etc) the engine starts shaking, sometimes violently, then when stopped the car ends up stalling completely. If I start it up, it will run fine until I have to stop again. I can do that 3 or 4 times when it happens, then it doesn't want to even start.
Funny thing is, after I stop the car for about 15 to 20 minutes, the car runs fine for another 40 or so minutes. Sometimes can be longer, sometimes in less time.
The outback can give the p codes for the check engine light: - P0301 - misfire cylinder 1 - P0302 - misfire cylinder 2 - P0102 - Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input - P0420 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold
When running on highway after about 100 miles the check engine light went away and everything. So, I'm almost convinced that the issue is on low idle or low RPMs.
I took it to a mechanic and they couldn't really find the issue. They changed the MAF sensor, coil and spark plugs. I changed both cat O2 sensors. The problem persists just as it was.
I suspect it could be a gas filtepump issue, but I don't know why it would work fine in highway driving if that is the issue.
The mechanic (which I suspect is a bit incompetent tbh) came to the conclusion that I need to replace the catalytic converter. Thing is I replaced it with an OEM one (another mechanic did, should I say) back in December 2022, so it should be running good.
For context, the problem started happening after I had the car parked for 3 days, and during those three days it was raining heavily. The area where I parked can get flooded from time to time, but I don't think it did that time. I cleaned and checked the cat when I replaced the O2 sensors. I also did a long trip while moving, so I had a heavier than normal load for a 2+hour trip.
Now, when it stalls it also has a sort of clicking sound that seems to come from underneath the engine on the driver side (or maybe since I'm sitting on that side that's where I hear it). It didn't have that sound before so it might be unrelated.
My car is a Subaru Outback 09. It has also an axle issue that I wanted to fix next. The pocket on the front passenger side got a tear and starting to do a clicking sound when turning. I wanted to fix that first, but I got a limited budget right now and the stalling issue is starting to affect me. I even was late for work today because it started stalling after about 30 minutes and I had to stop for 15 minutes being 5 minutes away from my work... So now I am on to finding this issue. Any help would be appreciated so I don't take it to another mechanic and they just take my money without really solving the root cause.
Please help, any theories or personal experiences welcome. 🙏🙏
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2023.06.09 08:05 Master-Advance-5616 Anyone feels we are living in Singapore Inc instead of Singapore?
Just an opinion I had for awhile. I have been hearing a lot about how pace of life used to be slower and all, and it really got me thinking. Before I start, let me just say that I still agree that our government is one of the more competent ones among the world, but oftentimes I feel there are some things they could do better.
With the building and closure of so many things, and the more recent Singapore Turf Club, I feel like we are living more and more in a company than in a society
A lot of times I feel the government chases metrics and paper quality. Sorry I’m still young and just got into society I might not know the proper words to use. Sometimes a lot of numbers are used to justify certain things. For e.g. prices of items growing at the same rate, GDP highest and what not. But what is not generally measured is our happiness and our way our life.
Look at the impending closure of the turf club, another one of our cultural heritage lost. Over the years I have seen so many buildings collapse just to be rebuilt and brought down again. Jcube for example. So many schools closed despite new schools being opened. Every building lost is every part of our heritage and our connection to our country lost.
People I asked who were born in the 70s-80s can fondly remember how life was like in the kampong days, or when things were less fast paced. People spent time after work chilling with family or friends, doing the things they like. Holidays was spent celebrating festivals and occasions. NDP was not just a day off from work to watch TV and people marching for a few hours/go JB, but it was a day where they went to catch fireworks, stand by the roadside to cheer at the soldiers marching and performances. New year wasnt another break from work but a day families spent together watching countdown, we still do now but it feels more like a day off
People here care about work so much that a lot of people I know dont really have time to pursue hobbies and what not. As a society we seem to be focused on work and just work alone. I know it is important to our survival, but a lot of things that relate to our happiness are generally neglected. Rat race they call it.
We used to have more public holidays for different religion and racial events. But it was cut to make us more productive. We boast billions, even trillions of $$$ in our reserves, but a good proportion of people generally are unhappy and burnt out. We dont really gather to celebrate anything anymore. Used to see plenty of families at the parks on weekends, events such as lantern festival etc etc, but now plenty just stay at home and rest. Even NDP is just another large light show and performance. A lot of people, especially the younger generation, dont really feel connnected to our country. Its just another place we work in.
When was the last time the National Stadium or even community areas was filled with Singaporeans from all walks of life gathering for something.
Everything must hit numbers or checklists then considered done. i.e. some designers have to design according to purely a checklist provided by their bosses and not what they feel the design should be. how is that fun
Maybe I dont make sense, perhaps I might be too inexperienced to know anything, but does anyone else feel that we could do better on focusing less on productivity but more on happiness, while maintaining our productivity at acceptable levels?
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2023.06.09 07:38 Strict_Entrance_5689 What types of charter buses are available for rental?
There are various types of charter buses available for rental to cater to different needs and group sizes. Some common types of charter buses include:
- Mini Bus: Mini buses offer many of the amenities and comforts. They are suitable for smaller groups, usually ranging from 20 to 30 passengers. Mini buses are a popular choice for airport transfers, shuttle services, and corporate events.
- School Bus: School buses can also be rented for certain purposes, such as field trips or local transportation for smaller groups. These buses may not have all the amenities of motorcoaches or mini buses but can still provide a cost-effective solution for short-distance travel.
- Executive Coach: Executive coaches are designed with a more luxurious and upscale interior. They are equipped with features like plush leather seats, spacious legroom, individual power outlets, Wi-Fi connectivity, conference tables, and sometimes even sleeping quarters. Executive coaches are often chosen for corporate travel, VIP transportation, or long-distance trips requiring extra comfort.
- Party Bus: Party buses are specifically designed for entertainment purposes. They feature a festive atmosphere with amenities such as LED lighting, sound systems, flat-screen TVs, dance floors, and sometimes even a mini-bar. Party buses are a popular choice for bachelobachelorette parties, prom nights, or any celebration on the move.
These are just a few examples of the types of charter buses available for rental. The availability of specific types may vary depending on thecharter bus rental company
and your location.
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2023.06.09 07:38 Puck83821 I asked ChatGPT for a cozy game concept...
More specifically, I asked ChatGPT to created a game concept that is similar in gameplay to Stardew Valley but focusing on another profession. I've included the response it gave me below. I'm not well-versed in the cozy-game genre so it is possible that this concept already exists as a game, but, if not, would you play it if it existed?
Game Concept: "Artisan's Haven"
Overview: "Artisan's Haven" is a relaxing and immersive game that shares similarities with Stardew Valley but focuses on a different profession: artisan crafts. Players take on the role of a skilled artisan who moves to a small countryside village to pursue their passion for creating unique handcrafted items. The game combines elements of resource management, exploration, social interaction, and creativity to provide an engaging experience.
Setting: The game is set in a picturesque countryside village surrounded by lush forests, tranquil rivers, and rolling hills. The village is home to a diverse community of artisans, each specializing in different crafts such as pottery, woodworking, jewelry making, glassblowing, and more. The village also hosts regular artisan fairs, attracting visitors from neighboring towns and cities.
Crafting and Customization:
Players can choose their artisan's specialization from a range of craft options, each offering unique gameplay mechanics and opportunities for creativity.
Gather resources such as wood, metal, clay, gemstones, and other materials by exploring the village, forests, and mines.
Utilize different tools and equipment specific to your craft to shape, mold, carve, and polish materials into exquisite pieces of art.
Unlock new recipes and techniques as you progress, allowing you to create more intricate and valuable items.
Village Life and Social Interaction:
Engage with the vibrant community of artisans and villagers, forming relationships and unlocking opportunities for collaboration and trade.
Participate in local events and festivals, showcasing your creations, competing in artisan competitions, and earning recognition within the village.
Fulfill requests from villagers and other artisans, providing them with unique crafted items to enhance your reputation and unlock special rewards.
Develop friendships, pursue romantic relationships, and build a sense of belonging in the community.
Exploration and Adventure:
Explore the countryside, including forests, mines, rivers, and caves, in search of rare and valuable resources.
Encounter wildlife, uncover hidden treasures, and solve puzzles to access new areas and expand your crafting possibilities.
Embark on quests and missions that take you beyond the village, discovering new cultures and learning ancient crafting techniques.
Artisan Economy and Market:
Set up your own artisan workshop, where you can display and sell your creations to villagers and visitors.
Set prices, manage inventory, and adapt to market demands to maximize profits and grow your business.
Visit other artisans' workshops and shops to trade resources, learn new techniques, and collaborate on special projects.
Progression and Rewards:
As you progress, you'll gain experience and unlock new crafting recipes, materials, tools, and customization options for your workshop and character.
Earn achievements, trophies, and accolades for exceptional craftsmanship, successful collaborations, and contributions to the village's cultural heritage.
Conclusion: "Artisan's Haven" offers players an immersive and serene experience where they can indulge their creativity, hone their artisan skills, and forge meaningful relationships in a charming countryside village. With a diverse range of crafts to choose from, intricate gameplay mechanics, and a rich world to explore, the game provides endless possibilities for artistic expression and personal growth.
Bonus: I also generated a second concept where I asked it to set a Stardew-style game in an urban environment. Here's what it gave me:
Game Concept: "Urban Oasis"
Overview: "Urban Oasis" is an immersive simulation game inspired by Stardew Valley that transports players to a bustling urban environment. Rather than farming, the game focuses on a different profession: interior design and renovation. Players will embark on a journey to revitalize dilapidated buildings, create stunning interiors, and build relationships with the diverse residents of the city while unraveling captivating stories hidden within the urban landscape.
Setting: The game is set in the vibrant city of Lumièreville, a once-thriving metropolis now facing urban decay. Players will explore various districts, each with its own distinct charm and character. From industrial lofts to historic mansions, players will transform neglected spaces into magnificent living areas, unlocking the untold stories of the city and bringing newfound life to its streets.
Interior Renovation: Players will take on the role of an aspiring interior designer, tasked with breathing new life into rundown buildings. They will engage in a range of renovation activities, including cleaning, repairing, and redecorating interiors. Players can customize layouts, select furniture, choose color schemes, and integrate various design styles to create unique and visually stunning living spaces. As they progress, they will tackle more challenging projects, unlocking advanced renovation techniques and gaining access to exclusive materials and furniture.
Relationship Building: In "Urban Oasis," players will interact with a diverse cast of characters, from residents of the buildings they renovate to fellow designers, shopkeepers, and city officials. By engaging in meaningful conversations, completing tasks, and fulfilling their design preferences, players can build relationships and establish a network within the city. Deepening these connections not only uncovers personal stories and hidden secrets but also unlocks new design opportunities, discounts at stores, and access to valuable resources.
Resource Management: As an interior designer, players must manage their budget and resources efficiently. They can visit local suppliers, negotiate prices, and acquire materials such as furniture, paint, flooring, and decor items. Balancing the budget and making strategic purchasing decisions will be crucial to ensuring successful renovations and maximizing profits. Additionally, players can participate in design contests, attracting sponsors and earning rewards that further boost their reputation and resources.
City Development: "Urban Oasis" incorporates elements of urban planning and city development. As players renovate buildings and enhance their interiors, they contribute to the revitalization of Lumièreville. By working closely with city officials, players can propose and implement community projects, such as transforming vacant lots into parks, restoring historic landmarks, or converting old factories into creative spaces. Each project impacts the city's overall aesthetics, economy, and the well-being of its residents, offering a dynamic gameplay experience.
Design Challenges and Events: Throughout the game, players will encounter design challenges and special events. These can include time-limited renovation projects, design competitions, seasonal festivals, and themed collaborations with other designers. Participating in these events not only provides unique design opportunities but also offers a chance to showcase their talent, gain recognition, and attract high-profile clients or investors.
Progression and Customization: As players progress, they can unlock new design techniques, expand their portfolio, and gain access to exclusive projects and clients. They can invest in their own design studio, hiring staff members with different skills to assist in renovation projects. Players can customize their character's appearance, upgrade their tools and equipment, and unlock specialized design styles or themes to cater to diverse client preferences.
Conclusion: "Urban Oasis" offers a captivating simulation experience, taking the core gameplay mechanics of Stardew Valley and reimagining them in an urban setting focused on interior design and renovation. With its mix of creativity, resource management, relationship building, and urban development, the game allows players to transform neglected spaces into breathtaking environments while uncovering the stories that shape the city of Lumièreville.
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2023.06.09 07:38 Hurricane_Camille Things to Do in Baton Rouge this Weekend
Last week, u/ExistentialPuggle
posted an amazing list of things to do in Baton Rouge that weekend and a lot of people got excited about all the fun things going on, while others shared adfitional events happening around the city. One Redditor commented that they didn’t realize how many great things Baton Rouge has going on and this is something I’ve noticed happening a lot, so my goal is to let people know all the great things Baton Rouge has to offer and hope they share it with others.
Adam Knapp, BRAC’s new president, said his biggest concern is that compared to other cities like Lafayette and New Orleans, Baton Rouge does not have “insane community pride” and looking at this subreddit proves he’s right. I know its hard to be proud of this city. I know we’ll never be #1 on any positive list and am use to scrolling down to the bottom lists to find us but I’m a Baton Rougian for life and try to find as much pride to have in gvis city as possible.
I’m usually a lurker and not much if a poster, so it might take me a few tries to get the format right. Also, with Reddit deciding to compleywly fuck over 3rd party apps, I’m not aure how easy posting will be once Apollo no longer exists.
The places I’m currently looking for events are news sources, local magzines, the library and local wbesite. If you have any other recommendations on where to look, please share.
Please share any other events I might have missed!
(Due to this being a late night Thursday adventure, I’m probabaly only going to be able to posts this weekend’s events, but my goal is to add on events that are ongoing in the area) Friday - June 9th
• Coppélia Ballet - Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet summer touring show
- Carver Library - 9:30am - Free
• LSU MOA’s Neighborhood Art Pop-Up - LSU Museum if Art brings artists, art supplies and creative projects offering kids a fun opportunity to create artwork while learning - Shiloh Baptist Church - 10am - 12pm
• Central Community Theatre: Mary Poppins Jr. - Local theatre puts on musical based on the popular Disney movie - Manship Theatre (not sure how this will work with Summer of Swing) - 6:30pm - $29
• Rhinos of the World - Learn all about rhinos from how they communicate to where they live - Baton Rouge Zoo - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Free but pre-registration is required
• Movies in the Plaza - Movie: Turning Red (bring lawn chairs or blankets) - The Main Library at Goodwood - 7pm - Free
• Summer Swing with Ashley Orlando - The Great American Songbook & Beyond - A voyage through jazz and swing from the early 20th century through the 1960s - Manship Theatre (not sure how this will work with Mary Poppins Jr. - $25
• Highland Road Park Observatory
- Display Premiere: The Histories and Mysteries of Glass • 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Friday Night Lecture Series • 7:30pm - Both are free Saturday - June 10th
• Red Stick Farmers Market - Farm fresh produce, goods, cooking demonstrations and more - Fifth and Main Street downtown - 8am - 12pm
• Market at the Oasis - Vendors selling farm grown produce, handmade items, baked goods and more - 13827 Coursey Blvd - 9am - 1pm
• Kids Fest - Live entertainment, speakers, health screenings and outdoor play - Scotlandville Parkway - 9am - 1pm
• Highland Road Park Observatory - Science Academy - Exploring Weather II - Cadets will investigate: frost, mist, fog, clouds, rain and snow - Ages 8 - 12 - 10am - 12pm - $5 for EBR Parish Cadet; $6 for other-Parish Cadet
• Irene W. Pennington Planetarium - Stargazing - Learn about stars and constellations and an all-ages show - Louisiana Arts & Science Museum - 10am - Ticket included in regular admission
• Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders - Miniature train models and running models of trains - 3406 College Street Jackson, Louisiana - 10am - 2pm - Free
• BASF’s Kid’s Lab: Float or Sink - Explore the science of chemistry during a 45-minute hands-on workshop - Ages 6 - 12 - Louisiana Arts & Science Museum - 11am; 1pm & 3pm - Tickets included with regular admisson
• Baton Rouge Seafood Festival - Taste seafood from all over Louisiana and experience Louisiana’s rich food history - 300 S. River Road - 12pm - 5pm - Kids - $10; Adults - $20
• Central Community Theatre: Mary Poppins Jr. - Local theatre puts on musical based on the popular Disney movie - Manship Theatre - 2pm & 6:30pm - $29
• Baton Rouge Super Regional - LSU Baseball vs UK - Alex Box Stadium - 2pm - Tickets required
• Highland Road Park Observatory: Evening Sky Viewing - Weather permitting, view the night sky through telescopes - 7:30pm - 10pm - Free - Turn off headlights when driving in Sunday - June 11th
• Hilton Drag Brunch - Drag performances, brunch menu and bottomless mimosas - Must be 21 or older - Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center - 10am - 2pm - $60
• BASF’s Kid’s Lab: Float or Sink - Explore the science of chemistry during a 45-minute hands-on workshop - Ages 6 - 12 - Louisiana Arts & Science Museum - 1:30 pm & 3pm - Tickets included with regular admission
• Central Community Theatre: Mary Poppins Jr. - Local theatre puts on musical based on the popular Disney movie - Manship Theatre - 2pm & 6:30pm - $29
• Baton Rouge Super Regional - LSU Baseball vs UK - Alex Box Stadium - Time to be announced - Tickets required Monday - June 12th
• Baton Rouge Super Regional (only if needed) - LSU Baseball vs UK - Alex Box Stadium - Time to be announced - Tickets required Tuesday - June 13th
• Red Stick Farmers Market - Local fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, garden plants, prepared foods, jams, jellies and more - Main Library at Goodwood - 3pm - 6pm Wednesday - June 14th
• Red Stick Farmers Market - Local fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, garden plants, prepared foods, jams, jellies and more - ExxonMobil YMCA - 9am - 12pm
• Sunset Paddle - Youth age 12+ and adults - Milford Wampold Memorial Park - 7pm - 8:30pm - Rentals: single kayak - $10; tandem kayak - $20; canoe - $25 - Registration required at brec.org Thursday - June 15th
• Red Stick Farmers Market - Local fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, garden plants, prepared foods, jams, jellies and more - Pennington Biomedical Research Center - 8am - 12pm
• Juneteenth Panel Discussions - Talk will unpack the post-emancipation triumphs of Black Americans - Shaw Center for the Arts - 5pm - 7pm Ongoing
• Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art - Exhibits by Mary Ann Caffery, Margaret Humphris, Phyllis Lear and David Scott (until June 19) - Free
• Capitol Park Museum - Carnival in the Nation’s Capital: The Washington Mardi Gras Ball (until Sept 16) - Creole New Orleans, Honey! The Art of Andrew LaMar Hopkins (until Sept 16) - Back Roads to Back Yards: The Flora and Fauna of South Louisiana (until Oct 28) - The History of Louisiana’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Free
• Cary Saurage Community Arts Center - Why Pride: A Collaboration with the Trevor Project (until now July 2) - Free
• Louisiana Art & Science Museum - Diamonds of History: Mighty Women by Ashley Longshire (until July 2) - Pinpointing the Stars (until Aug 1) - Illustrating Health (until Aug 6) - Our Louisiana (until Jan 14) - Artistry and Accuracy l: Botanical Illustrations by Margaret Stone (until March 3) - Children & Seniors - $10; Adults - $12
• Louisiana State Archives - 70th Jubilee Invitational Exhibit (until June 29)
• LSU Museum of Art - I, Too, am Thornton Dial (until July 2) - Hank Willis Thomas/Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America (until July 30) - Art in Louisiana: Views Into the Collection - What is Printmaking - Children (under 12) - Free; 13+ - $5
• LSU Textile & Costume Museum - Til Trends Do Us Part: A Retrospect in Changing Fashion in Bridal Wear (until Aug 31) - Free
• Main Library at Goodwood - Fiber Artists of Louisiana - Guardians, Harbingers and Sentinels (until June 30) - Free
• Old State Capitol - Jazz Age Juxtaposition: The Prohibition Era of Louisiana (until Aug 19) - Political Parties and the Culture of Conventions (until Dec 15)
• West Baton Rouge Museum - Angela Gregory: Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture (until Aug 7) - WBRP Resident- Free; Other Adults - $4; Seniors, Military, Students - $2
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2023.06.09 07:29 prestige_park_grove1 Prestige Park Grove Pre Launch Offer Bangalore
Located in the vibrant city of Bangalore, Prestige Park Grove
Apartments offer a luxurious and prestigious living experience for discerning individuals. Nestled amidst lush greenery and landscaped gardens, this residential complex redefines the concept of opulence and comfort. With its impeccable design, world-class amenities, and prime location, Prestige Park Grove Apartments are the epitome of luxury living in Bangalore.
Spread across acres of pristine land, the architecture of Prestige Park Grove Apartments is a harmonious blend of contemporary and traditional styles. The buildings boast elegant facades and sophisticated interiors, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that has gone into their creation. The apartments themselves are spacious, well-lit, and designed to provide a sense of openness and tranquility. Every unit is thoughtfully planned to maximize natural light and ventilation, ensuring a refreshing living environment.
The amenities at Prestige Park Grove Apartments are truly exceptional, catering to every aspect of a luxurious lifestyle. The complex features a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with the latest exercise equipment, allowing residents to stay in shape without leaving the premises. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, there are sprawling jogging tracks and tennis courts, providing ample opportunities for recreation and fitness. Additionally, a sparkling swimming pool offers a refreshing respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
One of the standout features of Prestige Park Grove Apartments is its lush green surroundings. The meticulously manicured gardens, dotted with vibrant flowers and mature trees, create a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Residents can take leisurely walks along the landscaped pathways, enjoying the beauty of nature right at their doorstep. The complex also boasts multiple parks and play areas, making it an ideal choice for families with children.
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Beyond its luxurious offerings, Prestige Park Grove Apartments also benefit from its prime location in Bangalore. Situated in a sought-after neighborhood, residents have easy access to a wide range of amenities and conveniences. Renowned educational institutions, healthcare facilities, shopping malls, and entertainment centers are just a short drive away. The complex is also well-connected to major transportation hubs, ensuring seamless connectivity to the rest of the city.
In conclusion, Prestige Park Grove Apartments in Bangalore is a haven of luxury and tranquility. With their impeccable design, world-class amenities, and prime location, they offer a lifestyle that is second to none. Whether you are looking for a spacious family home or an investment opportunity, Prestige Park Grove Apartments is a testament to the finest in luxury living. Discover a life of elegance, comfort, and convenience at Prestige Park Grove Apartments, where every day feels like a dream come true.
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2023.06.09 07:27 tejas-1066 A Journey into Nature's Paradise: Exploring Botanical Gardens
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Welcome to a world where nature's beauty unfolds in mesmerizing displays of vibrant colors, captivating scents, and breathtaking landscapes. Join us on this captivating Reddit post as we delve into the enchanting realm of botanical gardens. From serene oases within bustling cities to sprawling natural sanctuaries, botanical gardens offer a haven for plant enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking a tranquil escape. Get ready to embark on a virtual journey through botanical wonders, discover their diverse offerings, and find inspiration in the magic of these lush paradises.
Nature's Masterpieces: Unveiling the Beauty
Botanical gardens are veritable treasure troves of flora from around the world. We'll unveil the botanical wonders that await visitors, from meticulously curated flowerbeds and exotic plant collections to towering trees and cascading water features. Explore the kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, and textures that make botanical gardens a feast for the senses. Serenity and Tranquility: Escaping the Urban Chaos
In the midst of bustling cities, botanical gardens provide serene escapes where tranquility reigns supreme. We'll explore how these urban sanctuaries offer a respite from the noise and stress of daily life, inviting visitors to unwind and reconnect with nature. Discover peaceful walking paths, secluded benches, and quiet corners where you can immerse yourself in the soothing embrace of nature. Education and Conservation: Learning from the Green Guardians
Botanical gardens serve as vital educational and conservation hubs. We'll delve into their important roles in plant research, conservation efforts, and environmental education. Explore how botanical gardens play a significant part in raising awareness about endangered species, sustainable practices, and the importance of biodiversity. Discover how these institutions inspire visitors of all ages to become stewards of the environment. Events and Exhibitions: Celebrating Nature's Splendor
Botanical gardens are alive with vibrant events and captivating exhibitions throughout the year. We'll uncover the diverse range of activities, including flower shows, art installations, botanical workshops, and seasonal celebrations. From cherry blossom festivals to holiday light displays, botanical gardens provide a calendar full of enchanting experiences that draw in visitors from near and far. Cultivating Inspiration: Unleashing Your Inner Gardener
Botanical gardens have a way of inspiring our own green thumbs and creative gardening endeavors. We'll share tips and ideas to help you bring the beauty of botanical gardens into your own spaces. Discover plant recommendations, design concepts, and sustainable gardening practices that can transform your backyard or indoor oasis into a miniature botanical paradise. Conclusion:
Botanical gardens offer a captivating escape into the world of plants, where nature's wonders unfold in all their splendor. As we conclude our exploration, remember that botanical gardens are not only places of natural beauty but also centers of education, conservation, and inspiration. Whether you're a plant enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a tranquil retreat, botanical gardens have something magical to offer. Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating displays, breathe in the fragrant air, and let the beauty of these green sanctuaries rejuvenate your spirit. Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on a journey through botanical gardens, where nature's artistry and the human imagination intertwine in perfect harmony.
2023.06.09 07:22 A_Dolphin23 [Fully lost] Lost Version of PS1 Theme Park Game
Me and my older brother grew up playing older game consoles such as the PS1, PS2, Gameboy, and N64. However we easily had the most amount of games on PS1 and PS2. Among those games was Theme Park. I'd say it was about 5 years ago I played Theme Park for the PS1. I very vividly remember this experience because this game creeped me out because of how uncanny it was. Recently the memory of this game had been floating around in my thoughts and I decided to look it up to see other people's experience with the game. However the game I remembered playing was very different from the version I had played.
I remembered the version I played was far more scuffed and uncanny than the versions I had seen people play online. One specific thing I remember was the title screen being very different. I remember it being a very plain select screen over layed over a slightly darkened close up screenshot of the guy in a suit who appears throughout the game. I specifically remember this model also being seemingly incomplete with guys eyes not being on the character model as well as him having blonde hair and either a purple or red suit if I remember correctly.
I also remember the intro sequence being different beginning with a close up of the tv before zooming out to the family then continuing as seen in the released version.
As for gameplay I remember the UI being far more basic being basic text boxes and sprites of the rides. As for the thing I remember most it was probably the game over sequence. I specifically remember there being very dark lighting and a person jumping off some kind of tall object that kind of looked like a fence and then cutting to a framed picture of the family from the intro laying on the ground as a thunderstorm occurs. I remember this game over sequence scaring me at the time for some reason. Maybe it was the lighting or uncanny early PS1 models but it was genuinely scary for me back when I saw it.
After doing some research the design on the disc was the exact same as the released version of the game's disc if that helps at all. I've tried finding the disc for this version of the game but unfortunately much of me and my brothers original game collection was either lost or broken when my family moved a few years back. I'm hoping that this version is found so I can relive the experience of playing this version of the game.
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