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2023.05.28 22:24 iforgotmynametoday D&D for educators

I‘m a DM and recently started a job as an educator (not an actual teacher) at a sort of youth support facility. we help kinds get what is basically the equivalent to a GED in my country. It’s a pretty small organisation, maybe 30-40 kids around the ages of 16-19 and the staff is encouraged to come up with stuff to do over the holidays.
I’ve been thinking about suggesting a dnd club! I could do a „class“ on how dnd works and I know a few PG13 oneshots that I could easily run. I also came across the digital „dnd educator kit“ which I’m pretty sure I qualify for if I do start the club, which would be pretty cool to have tbh.
I’m genuinely not sure if it’s a good idea tho, since a) it might be incredibly awkward to pitch this to my boss and b) the kids are very flaky when it comes to attendance (we don’t reprimand them for it, since it’s their decision if they want to show up or not) wich makes something like dnd quite difficult, even if it’s a one shot, like if 5 people commit and only one or two show up? c) I’m not even sure if anyone would be interested and d) I would (probably) have to force sessions into 90 minute blocks with multiple in between breaks, since the kids can’t take any more than that (this is a guideline we’re expected to follow, im not sure how far I’m allowed to bend this rule since it’s not a typical school activity, I’d have to make sure it’s ok with my boss to run longer sessions)
Does anyone have experience with running dnd campaigns in a school setting? Are „kids these days“ (haha) even into in this kind of stuff? How did your employers feel about this? Any issues you ran into that I should consider? Would appreciate any advice!!
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2023.05.28 22:23 Johannes_P "What they don't want you to know about Goldwater - Don't be fooled, vote Democratic" // Alabama, United States // 1964 // ? // Local Democratic Party listing reasons why to vote for unpledged electors and not Goldwater (his opposition to TVA, Social Security, his support for civil rights, etc.)

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2023.05.28 22:20 nonetodaysu I just started watching the show. I don't understand Ross and Rachel

I'm watching Friends on Nick. I haven't seen every episode but they're on S2 now. I understand the general history of Ross and Rachel. They grew up together and he has had a crush on her for years.
But Aniston is drop dead gorgeous. Perfect body and appearance. She is also smart and funny. Why in the world would Rachel spend so much time hung up on Ross when she is in NYC with lots of eligible men? I could see her with an investment banker, lawyer, business person or some other rich handsome bachelor in NYC. It's difficult for me to believe she is young and gorgeous in NYC and feels Ross is her only option or that he is so fascinating that she is overcome with jealously when he dates other women. This is no insult towards Schwimmer. He is a talented actor. It's just that Rachel seems as if she would be in NYC dating lots of men not hung up on him.
Am I the other person to mention that?
Also I can't stand Phoebe. With the other characters I feel like they're people I could actually know in real life. With Phoebe she seems like a caricature of a "quirky hippie girl" written by Hollywood screenwriters. Every time Kudrow has a scene it's like "oh great here is a actress reading lines from a Hollywood writers to make her seem quirky and funny" but she isn't a person who might actually know in real life. She is a cartoon. Does that make sense? This is probably an unpopular opinion
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2023.05.28 22:20 Nala_8764 How does one make friends as an adult in her late twenties?

For more context I am a 27F who doesn’t really have friends. I have like two best friends that I don’t see regularly and besides that I usually stay on my own. Every birthday since I completed full time education has been on my own or with my family. I don’t have a network of friends and the ones I have tried just don’t like me. I don’t believe in forcing friendships so I just don’t bother. Additionally, after university I grew apart from a lot of friends. I really just hate myself and wonder why I don’t have a network of people that others have. It’s just frustrating! I need advice on how to navigate this without constantly feeling shitty.
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2023.05.28 22:19 portsmouthpreppies Sunday, May 28, 2023 / DiDomniach 28 Chèitean 2566 EB

Sunday, May 28, 2023 / DiDomniach 28 Chèitean 2566 EB
Today was a nice day, for me at least. Hope tomorrows better if it was bad for others. It’s nice, sunny, and beautiful over the lake. Lake Michigan. It’s a lot like Rehoboth Beach Delaware where my ex Ni lived. After all my Georgetown MSF V classmates shunned me, Ni who is the same age as me but from MSF I, and also from Baltimore (he pronounces it Bawdehmoa), he was like ah yes so now the party can really begin. I spent my 29th birthday at his house.
It was my first Sunday really observing Sunday as the Catholic Sabbath. The idea of telling my rabbi that Sunday is the Sabbath for me "because Reaper said so" brings me so much peace and actually is probably similar to what early Catholics did when they made the switch from Saturday to Sunday. It was probably just an act of solidarity with friends, and it’s literally like the "if your friend told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?" conversation over and over again, one by one as people’s parents in Biblical times insulted peoples friends. It makes so much sense and resolves a major life question I had.
I danced really hard at the bar on Friday night stone cold sober, danced so hard I got kicked out because I was dancing on top of the table like girls used to do at bat mitzvahs. I lost my license although I got it back.
I wandered around the party street all night, socializing. Sat down in this little bench and water fountain oasis near the parish and read a book of poetry someone left there. Walked around the city more. I know how to socialize; figuring stuff out with Reaper was just a priority. I’m really really really curious how The Scarlet Letter is taught in MA and RI public schools; I have a feeling the Balitkmore County Public Schools curriculum interpretation of it is lazy. I remembered thatI found an adult video in 2022 where the woman says "I’m actually from Baltimore" at the beginning. I laughed so hard today when I remembered that and would have laughed really hard if I had remembered to show Reaper. I wrote this sentence today that sounds a lot like our mutual friend Colette: "I am screamingly passionate about you.” It’s inspired by this picture which I sometimes print out, frame, and hang on my wall. The pic + words are the best thing I have ever written in my life. I am so much like a man version of that woman it’s insane. Like I bet that sentence does not sound as good to hear as it sounds fun to write. I can just picture her sitting in her woody college campus dorm room, sitting in the corner, writing poetry. It’s like when I applied to Sewanee: The University of the South, a party school. I won a full ride plus stipend and often wish I went there. I got to intern there in 2020 and it was nice.
I did a lot of journaling today. And relaxed. It feels great. :)
I talked to Morm Dad and several others. Told Morm Dad I want to be a missionary for Halloween "but he concept would only make sense in Eastern or Central Time.” I’m taking a nap. I had four Klondike bars and about 5 ramen. Monster. Instacart gave me a $90 coupon. I told the rabbi I’m sending any children to Catholic school and said, continuing to fight the accusation that I am anti-Semitic for arguing back with the Rabbi when he insulted Reaper and called him inferior to a Jew:
“I know many people from this high school feel that it is one of the most anti-Semitic places in America as far as rape, and other severe crimes [by Jews] against [other] Jews. I do not say that lightly. It is a place that both brought me to the point where I met you, etc., and also overall more of my classmates than not are done with Judaism and said so even as early as age 15 in some cases. I told Rabbi Al about the one woman from our class who became a rabbi; another woman from the grade above us became Orthodox; my childhood best girl friend is afraid to mention in public that she is Jewish. I am doing somewhere in the top 25% of Jewish outcomes for our class."
Everything about today is just like what the last few days of being 17 felt like, so I’m excited for a fun summer. :)
I’m listeni a lot to a nice jazz song that I played a lot during the wake yesterday "Quintessence" by Wayne Marsh
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2023.05.28 22:17 Captialist-Sadhu Stages of Human’s Perception of Life by learning

Survival -> Sensitivity -> Experience -> Observation -> Information -> Intelligence -> Awareness
  1. Survival
These are the kind of people who learn from survival. They limit their knowledge on the survival aspects of life i.e. experiences that are limited to them. They live a life either guided by society, relationships, attachments, or certain conditioned perspectives by the likes of religion or a leader. They believe in authority. They lack questioning and hence they are manipulated easily during the times of crisis either by other people or their own mind.
  1. Sensitivity
At this stage, an individual makes itself sensitive to the knowledge he gained through Survival. He is now sensitive to himself, internally and to the world, externally. Sensitivity in its actual definition means detection or response. A sensitive person starts detecting the elements of survival and how they impact itself internally. This identification brings more clarity in the individuals mind about the influence of external factors of life. With Sensitivity comes Identification through which, a person is now able to move to the stage of Experience where he is willing to unlearn the conditioning and gain knowledge from first hand experiences.
  1. Experience
These are the kind of people who have crossed the survival stage and now learn from the experiences they witness. They realised that living in the survival stage was making them too dependent and they did not have control over their life. Hence, the deny institutions and rely on their own experience. They question the authorities and believe that their experiences are the true knowledge and then they focus on gaining experiences which becomes a purpose of their lives. These experiences can be both, of their own, or someone else’s that they witness. They are prone to ignorance as they tend to become self centered as they are subjectively experiencing the world and thinking it to be the truth but have not investigated their perception of experience. They do take into the possibility of the unknown but they believe it is not worth lamenting over until they experience it.
  1. Observation
After having multiple experiences both first hand and derived by witnessing someone else's experience, an individual, when it starts the process of introspection, and begins to observe, he realises that his experiences may not be the norm or the reality of the world. He observes and realises the possibility of having an exclusive experience which may not happen with everyone and hence it may not be the eternal reality but something that is just circumstantial. They realise that there could be more to the reality than how they experience it and how they are perceiving their own experience might also not necessarily be the reality, maybe their perception has developed out of certain biases they possess. Hence, they now seek information to know more. With the little information that they begin to gather not necessarily externally but also observing themselves and gathering knowledge of the self, they are in the stage of Observation, a step towards the Information stage.
  1. Information
These are the kind of people who are curious about the information that is accessible. They have crossed the “Experience” stage and realised that it was limiting their curiosity and even their experiences. They realised that they were only looking from one lens but the reality exists out of the lens as well. Now they see information and knowledge even out of experiences. For them, every information is knowledge and they try to seek more and more of it. There desire for information may lead them to believe in an institution which is a source of knowledge that makes sense to them or follow no institution at all and rather gather information from all institution and make sense out of it. They also tend to doubt themselves as the more information they seek, the more they realise that there is so much that they do not know. At times they may also feel highly of themselves when they meet an “Experience” or “Survival” person because of the knowledge they have attained. They seek truth by connecting the dots of information.
  1. Intelligence
When Information is perceived with Awareness, the individual acquires Intelligence. A constant struggle that people at the information stage face is the ability to apply the information that they have acquired. It is difficult. It is difficult to do that instinctually when they are at the stage of information as their mind is working on gathering and synthesising the information. But they realise that this information that they have acquired is of no use if they are not able to see the practicality of it. With this zeal to find out a way to apply this information, when an individual attempts to be aware about the information he has, he understands the information in a much better, clearer and different way than they were before. This is the stage of Intelligence. Intelligence is the path where an individual is able to differentiate between the information that is useful and the information that is not. The information that is acquired to feed their ego and the information that is a product of genuine curiosity. The information which is perceived on the basis of their personal biases and the information which is perceived after an objective understanding. This is the final step towards Complete Awareness.
  1. Awareness
These are the people who connected the dots of the information and realised that knowledge is limited. Knowledge is limited because there is always the unknown. There is always something that you don’t know. There is only as much you can know. So even thought is limited. So they WATCH. They watch their thoughts. They are aware about everything that is going on in their mind about internal and external things. They realise that both internal and external things have one source and that is the mind. Everything is an image created in the mind. They observe. They have reached here with information. Some may need little or some may need more based on the capacity of their mind which is biologically different for each human being based on genetics, environment, education, health and experiences. But they arrive here and this is the finality. They are able to become so aware that they can now be choicelessly aware. They realise knowledge, experience and information are the past and only the awareness is the present. Due to being choicelessly aware, they always live in the present. They realise the purpose of existence of every thought because they are aware about the existence of each thought only by observation. These people have used the information only to realise that the importance of detachment to the information. Hence, they may or may not believe or follow an institution. They may or may not teach. They are extremely selfless as they are aware about the selfishness of their mind.
The beauty of this is that you need more and more awareness as you move upwards from Survival to Awareness. An individual expands his awareness as he moves upwards.
P.S Survival, Experience, Information and Awareness is a part of every human being. Which one do you practice the most is the stage you are in out of the 4. And you can never be in all of them. You can be in between but not in both.
Its about how do you construct your thought most of the times on the basis of which of the 4. Now to identify you need awareness but that does not mean you are in the awareness stage. You are just being aware at this moment.
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2023.05.28 22:16 jay0425 selling books in NYC

I have about 30 books in the young adult category and I am trying to sell them in bulk. Does anyone know of any ways I can get rid of this many books quickly? I’m open to donating/selling. If anyone is interested I’m willing to sell them for 40 bucks or best offer. Just want to get rid of them quickly.
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2023.05.28 22:15 yorkgoer1 My religious mom is obsessed with making me feel awkward for masturbating

New throwaway. I posted this somewhere else but was harassed so I made a throwaway and am posting this here now. If you wanna be helpful, I’d really appreciate you. If you’re just gonna troll, please don’t be a d*ck.
I’m 18M, recently turned. My mom is in her 40s.
My mom is a bit of a narcissist, has been her whole life. No matter where I want to go growing up, like to the movies with my friends or a birthday or sleepover, my mom always gaslights me into choosing between leaving her at home alone or staying at home. She makes all of my decisions about her and things affect her.
She doesn’t really consider how things affect me. Since turning 18 I’ve pursued more independence on doing my own things, and surprisingly she’s respected it to an extent, but still has lots of control under her saying that I “live under her roof.”
A few weeks ago, when I didn’t know she was home, I heard a quick wobble on my door knob while I was masturbating in my room. I don’t have a lock, tho I used to but it broke and it’s been a problem for a few months now. I tried fixing it but I need a whole new knob and it’s just been a headache.
Anyway, she immediately saw what I was doing, walked away, and didn’t mention it. I was already humiliated, but I was happy she knew her place to not bring it up. A few days later, she sits me down and reprimands me for masturbating. She says that it’s gonna bring me to hell, that it’s wrong.
I tell her I’m an adult and can do whatever I want. She eventually, after days of back and forth, realizes I’m not backing down. However in trying to maintain somewhat of control in my everyday life, she now habitually barges in on my room trying to catch me masturbating so I can stop. She sometimes stands at the door just to make it awkward on purpose.
I ask her to leave but she never does. I tell her I’m not gonna do anything while she’s standing there, and she maintains her stubbornness. It’s ridiculous, and it’s making me feel bad for something I shouldn’t even feel bad for. My moms being out of line and it’s insane.
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2023.05.28 22:10 MarionberryRecent78 This is my sim🫶 i have a problem tho. She accidentally got a bf and she had a fiancé 😞. She I keep them both or should I choose one. And if so, which one should I pick?

This is my sim🫶 i have a problem tho. She accidentally got a bf and she had a fiancé 😞. She I keep them both or should I choose one. And if so, which one should I pick? submitted by MarionberryRecent78 to Sims4 [link] [comments]

2023.05.28 22:04 nopostshelp Advice for Excitable Dogs Around Kids

Hey all! I have two wonderful, large (70ish lbs), herding-mix, enthusiastic good boys. One is four, the other one is two. They are both sweet and love people, but can be a lot when people come over. We work constantly on calmly greeting guests, but there is always a 5-10 minute period of calming work that needs to happen when people come over. They both have very loud, growly, scary barks even though they're sweeties. They also like to show off and play roughly/loudly with each other right next to our guests and get the zoomies if we go outside. It's a lot, but we work hard on the Calm command (we ask them to lie down on their sides with their heads on the ground, quietly, when they are too much). We also have guests ignore them until they are quiet and their butts are on the ground, and then they get hellos.
I am hosting a family reunion later this summer. My older dog (4 years old) will probably be fine, but I am stressing about my younger dog (2 years old). We will be hosting a couple of families with young (6-8 yo) kids, and one of this kids is TERRIFIED of dogs. I considered boarding my dogs, but his parents really want him to have the opportunity to be around dogs so he can get used to them and be less afraid. When they are tired and calm, I think my dogs will be great for this kid to practice being around dogs. The problem is that, when people are running around outside or generally moving around excitably, the younger dog starts barking and herds or chases whatever is exciting him if we don't restrain him, pull his focus, and practice our calming exercises. This takes at least a couple of minutes, and is a lot when I'm trying to spend quality time with guests. Both dogs have incredible hyperfixation/focus, and we are working hard on the Look At Me command.
I want the kids (and adults) to be able to play and yell and run around and have water fights in the yard, but I know my younger dog will chase and bark at them, and possibly jump on them, if left it his own devices. Keeping him separated is tough, because it will require a lot of diligence and he freaks out when he is shut inside when his people are outside. I am happy to leash him and closely supervise him, but what can I do in the meantime to get him as chill as possible around kiddos who are running and screaming in his yard? I'd be happy to just get him to watch on a leash and not bark. I am willing to do whatever needs to be done to keep the kids happy and teach my dog not to chase them, but I also want to spend as much quality time with my family as possible, and it's overwhelming to host, make everyone feel welcome, set up activities, answer logistical questions, clean, and train my dog. I'm not saying it's impossible, but my goal is to get him to the point where I can spend some time not focusing on keeping him calm.
I am open to boarding him for all or part of the weekend, but I feel like it would be setting a precedent for avoiding socialization opportunities. I want him to get used to kids running and playing in the yard, since I may have kids someday.
We have a trazidone prescription for him for fireworks, but I'd rather not medicate him unless absolutely necessary. We have also practiced getting him calm on leash at parks where kids are running around, and he does well, but something about people running around in his yard really excites him and makes him unable to listen to us.
Another complicating factor is that he has a bad leg, and we're restricted by what we can do exercise-wise. He can run and play for about 30 minutes, maybe an hour here and there tops before we notice his leg gets worse. We do scent work, which he loves, but it's tough to tire him out without worsening his leg (we're in the process of diagnostic testing right now to figure out next steps), so he is very excitable.
I'm open to suggestions. I'm not looking for perfection, but I want to do as much work on the front end to have as much quality time with my family as possible, including with my pups. Thanks for bearing with the long post!
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2023.05.28 22:02 Edward_Stivenson The Best Guide on How to Feel Confident in a New School and Appeal to Others

The Best Guide on How to Feel Confident in a New School and Appeal to Others
Throughout everybody’s life, there are situations where they need to adapt to new social circles. The transfer process often comes with anxiety and unexpected challenges. Unfortunately, low self-esteem sometimes makes it harder to leave the comfort zone successfully. That is why learning to feel good even under such circumstances is beneficial!
How to Boost Self-Confidence in a New School
Without a doubt, moving on to new work or study places requires both mental and physical preparation. Whether you are an adult who changes occupation or a student enrolling in a school or a college, building confidence is necessary. Usually, high self-esteem allows people to build positive relationships with peers. Moreover, recent studies have shown that confident students demonstrate better academic results.
Several factors can stand in the way between a new student and their integration into the group:
  • Low self-esteem
  • Derogatory self-talk
  • Negative past experiences
  • Lack of the communication skill
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Things to Focus on Before High School
Feeling that your confidence is high, even among new students, means that you have prepared for the fresh life chapter. Suppose you think that learning to gain courage takes years. Breathe out. Many easy confidence tricks help you develop a strong backbone quickly. But, in the long run, the skill comes with constant practice.
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Prepare for Possible Challenges
Are you stressing over the beginning of the school year? Take a deep breath and focus on the preparations instead of pointless worrying. Indeed, planning is perfect for building confidence in students before school and college classes. A confident student knows that they have everything necessary for their studies. Some people ask their parents for advice, while others search online for tips. Your preparation plan should include:
Finding info on education in the school or college
Indeed, you have to know the specifics of the new place. Try rummaging through their website or talking to people who went there. This way, you can learn whether their classes and extracurricular activities fit you.
Preparing stationary and clothes
Do you want to wear your favorite outfit on the first day? Before that, study the school’s dress code policy. Maybe, they require purchasing their uniform or wearing only specific colors. After that, ensure you have all the stationary needed for your studies, like books, pens, and art supplies.
Getting acquainted with the area
If a person enrolls in a new place, most likely, they recently moved to this area. To avoid confusion, learn the right direction to the college or school. If possible, find out the location of every classroom. Remember, a prepared student is a confident student!
Meet New Friends in Your Study Group
Besides the standard high school tips and tricks for academic success, new school and college students must develop soft skills. In other words, improve your communication ability to gain new friends. You’d be surprised if you knew how many benefits a positive mindset brings to you. A positive attitude is characteristic of confident people, and it helps them form a good first impression.
Write how you want to introduce yourself to potential friends, just in case. Approach people without hesitation and show a genuine desire to communicate. Besides, asking for their social media profiles raises the chances of your success.
Work on Self-Esteem to Be More Open
You probably know that people are either extroverted or introverted. So how to be more confident in school if you are naturally a quiet person? Don’t worry, because any person can achieve success and present themselves as a confident person in the new school. Remember the following statements:
  1. Everybody makes mistakes in communication, so take it easy
  2. Giving yourself a pep talk before entering the classroom helps to build confidence
  3. Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations
On top of everything, your new school or college friends try to talk to you, not to test you. So act warm and welcoming to form a good first impression.
Practise Online Communication
If you think you can only build confidence in the classroom, mind that going online is a great method too. Additionally, it allows students with social anxiety to come prepared and boost self-confidence before going to college or school. Learn tips from our service to become interesting:
  1. Join the chats to participate in important class discussions online
  2. Talk to your new friends online to feel confident in the classroom in future
  3. Always remind yourself that networking is as crucial for your future as education
Overall, once you master online communication, real-life conversations can seem easier. So train your self-confidence using your favorite gadgets!
Participate in School Life
Education is much more than answering questions in class and doing homework. When you do adequate research, you might stumble upon the new school's versatile activities. One of the options for spending leisure time is a school club. If you are an open-minded student, you can be interested in the most unusual hobbies, from cryptocurrency to pottery. Luckily, modern educational institutions have options for everybody! Here are several tips for choosing the after-class activities:
  1. Choose a club depending on your interests, not because it is popular
  2. Gain skills that can assist you in your future life, especially in college
  3. Continue to visit a club even if it feels challenging and you make mistakes
  4. Instead of joining too many clubs, boost a couple of skills
In general, remind yourself that all after-class studies are for your joy and entertainment. Besides, such activities give students extra self-assurance.
Develop Your Academic Skills
Although entertainment and socializing are exciting, becoming a good student involves additional challenges. The whole point of school is studying everything from writing Heart of Darkness summary or a process paper to mathematical equations. To be confident in your knowledge during any test, seek advice for high school students:
  1. Be consistent with your homework to avoid academic debts
  2. Be confident in your skills despite making mistakes
  3. Keep your head clear by having enough rest
  4. Avoid being late to class
  5. Try to answer teachers’ questions every lesson
Remember that you must write a statement of purpose for graduate school before becoming a college student. In other words, you should know each subject well enough to choose a preferred degree. One of the most common student mistakes is jeopardizing future success by being an irresponsible student. So let your mind lead you away from making impulsive decisions.
How to Become an Interesting Person?
One of the unattainable characteristics of a confident student is that they make others interested in them. When people sense an unusual personality, they naturally gravitate towards the newbie. What is the secret of success, then? Somebody might think that only legends like actors or astronauts can interest and lead people around them. But, this statement is wrong.
In reality, anyone has a chance of becoming an interesting person, regardless of their background. You are a blank sheet of paper for people in your new school and class. Hence, it depends on your effort whether your classmates can find you engaging. Let’s talk about useful tips and tricks for becoming more interesting!
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Become Interested, Tolerant, and Funny
Surprisingly, the most reliable method of becoming an interesting individual is to become curious about the surrounding world and people. In this case, a new school is the perfect source of fascinating acquaintances. Boost your confidence and come up to other people in the class to have a chat. For instance, ask them about:
  • Favorite subjects and hobbies
  • The preferred places to spend time in town
  • Local holidays and school traditions
Generally, students gladly show new people around. Besides that, be as open-minded as possible to the new place and people, although it might be hard initially. With time, every newcomer gains more confidence and becomes more open to fresh experiences.
Finally, boost your sense of humor to spice up every conversation. However, avoid offending anyone with your witty remarks. To make things easier, watch stand-up shows or comedies to borrow jokes.
Ditch Self Doubt and Show the Real You
Whenever you wonder how to be more confident in school, an important recommendation is to be yourself. Yes, it is easier to say than to do. So the first thing on the list is to distinguish the real you. Most of the time, a human’s personality soaks up other people's notions. Therefore, you must rethink your opinions on multiple matters to figure out the real you.
The next stage is to fight the temptation of copying popular kids in the new school. Indeed, mirroring them can boost your confidence temporarily, but merging with other students’ personalities is damaging. Still, you can follow their example partially. Finally, be confident enough to express your thoughts out loud. Then, even though some might disagree with you, you can befriend like-minded people.
Practise New Skills
Have you ever seen how a group of students surrounds somebody who plays guitar or sings in the school hall? Indeed, such a stunt is a piece of cake for a confident student. Granted that you want to win the hearts of your new classmates, ponder over developing a new skill. Listen to the following advice:
  1. Confidence is high when you practice something that inspires you
  2. Pick a unique hobby that nobody else in the class has
  3. Always improve your skills since perfection has no limit
The additional bonus is when you can show off your talents on the school stage or stadium. This way, you are multiplying the chances of gaining new fans from the audience. However, even if you are keen on hiking or maths, you always have an interesting discussion topic.
Gain Knowledge Through Books
Another excellent method to be confident in conversations with people is reading books. Frequently, society associates reading with nerds or homebodies who lack communication skills. Spending time with a good blog or a novel makes a person more eloquent. Mind that a large vocabulary is an underestimated factor that makes someone a good speaker.
To be confident in your literature choice, turn to reliable lists of top books where experts mention high-quality works. Moreover, such books allow people to travel in space in time while sitting in a coach. Hence, you discover something new even with a limited budget.
Be a Good Listener
Among other easy confidence tricks, scientists recommend becoming a good listener. Why does it matter? In brief, people like it when others show compassion and understanding in response to their stories. For sure, listening requires practice and a high level of emotional intelligence. Memorize a few small tips for conversations with other students:
  1. Listen to people without interrupting them
  2. Ask questions to show your curiosity
  3. Replace the word ‘me’ with ‘you’ in conversations
  4. Give advice only if the person asks you for it
The implementation of these tips will draw more people to you naturally.
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2023.05.28 22:00 AutoModerator What are the benefits and side effects of Ashwagandha?

What is ashwagandha?
The ashwagandha plant is one of the most powerful herbs. Various parts of the ashwagandha plant are used for medicinal purposes, with ashwagandha extract mainly being used in supplements. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, a natural agent that reportedly helps the body cope with stress. As a result, it’s believed to be effective at helping reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. It may also therefore potentially help with anxiety and depression too.
What does ashwagandha do?
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Ashwagandha is known to help reduce stress and anxiety. One way it does this is by reducing levels of cortisol, a hormone that is released in response to stress. Additionally, ashwagandha has been shown to improve mood and cognitive function, both of which can be negatively affected by stress.
Enhances Cognitive Function
Ashwagandha has also been shown to improve cognitive function. One study showed that it improved memory and reaction time in healthy adults. Another study found that it improved task performance in people with ADHD. Additionally, ashwagandha may help prevent age-related cognitive decline.
Boosts Energy Levels
Ashwagandha has been shown to boost energy levels. One study showed that it increased stamina and reduced fatigue in people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Additionally, ashwagandha may help improve exercise performance.
Additionally, ashwagandha may also help improve sleep quality and reduce inflammation. These effects can all contribute to enhanced energy levels.
Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Ashwagandha has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels. One study showed that it improved insulin sensitivity in people with type II diabetes. Additionally, ashwagandha may help reduce fasting blood sugar levels and improve symptoms of diabetes.
Additionally, ashwagandha may also help lower cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease. These effects can also contribute to improved blood sugar control.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Ashwagandha has been shown to help lower blood pressure. One study showed that it improved blood pressure in people with hypertension. Additionally, ashwagandha may help reduce stress and anxiety, both of which can contribute to high blood pressure.
Is ashwagandha safe?
Ashwagandha is generally considered safe for most people. However, it can cause side effects such as stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting in some people. If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, it's best to avoid ashwagandha.
What happens when you take ashwagandha daily?
As a sleep aid, ashwagandha may help people get to sleep faster and stay asleep for longer. It is also used to promote male potency. Ashwagandha has a variety of health benefits, including reduced blood sugar levels, inflammation, mood, memory, stress and anxiety relief, as well as an increase in muscle strength and fertility. Depending on your requirements, dosages vary from 250 to 500 mg per day for at least one month.
When it comes to stress relief, ashwagandha may be as effective as some prescription medications. A 2010 study found that the herb was just as effective as lorazepam (Ativan) in reducing stress and anxiety. click the link below to learn more about abhwagandha, and its real health benefits.
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2023.05.28 21:58 Genericbuild Looking for something fun to drive under 20k.

So I got a max budget of 20k and want something enjoyable to drive, I only drive legit like 5 mins to work every day so most of my other driving is just to go out and have a ride and relax for an hour or so.
I would like it to at least be moderately reliable, normal maintenance stuff is expected but I wouldn’t something that is known for its unreasonably high repair bills.
Now theoretically I could spend more than this but I’m more comfortable with this price range and then having money to go out and do other stuff.
Also side note, im 6’4 and it needs to have a semblance of a usable back seat (you can’t recommend a Miata) I don’t have passengers a ton but enough to where I need to have a usable back seat for the times someone does get back there, it doesn’t have to be convenient but it just needs to fit an adult.
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2023.05.28 21:57 LEDrbg how do i get my family to mask, and how do i remember to wear a mask?

my family isn’t explicitly anti mask, but they don’t feel the need to wear one. i’m only 15 so they don’t take me as seriously as an adult when i try and convince them to mask, and they also don’t like it when i try and push an idea onto them. i keep one in my bag but i always forget to wear it (i am extremely forgetful) unless i see someone else wearing one which is rare where i live. does anyone have any advice?
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2023.05.28 21:50 eyeoflegend11 It can't fit on my screen :)

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2023.05.28 21:48 leofire97 JAPAN TRIP REPORT

Just wanted to preface this and say that for my partner and I, jet lag became our friend. We got up super early with ease and did everything we wanted to do. So if jet lag is something worrisome for you, think of it as a positive 🙂 **all prices are in Canadian dollars which is 1:100 Japanese yen. *sorry for any grammatical / punctuation errors Takeaways: -Fruit is expensive as heck in Japan!!! -Bring plastic bags for garbage with you!! -Going to the washroom & “dropping off your kids at the pool” is a * religious * experience. -Splurge on kobe beef & omakase!! -Get a bullet train / shinkanssen pass. We found that it was extremely worth it for the days we were in Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe as we used it everyday on the JR lines. For an entire week we did not replenish our Suica. -Japan has this Peach water that tastes like REAL fruit juice. Identical to when you bite into a peach. GET IT! -For money conversion, I found that my credit card gave me a better rate than converting my cash. However, cash is still king in Japan, especially in the markets. -The japan metro/JSubway system etc is overwhelming at first however, we learned it the first day. Google maps was my bestie. -The culture shock is huge. Japanese people are very dutiful. Everytime we needed help, locals would always go out of their way to make sure we got to our destination, even if that meant a 10minute detour for themselves. Japan is also very forward looking. I was impressed with how I was handed a sheet to put over my face to avoid my makeup getting on the clothes when trying things on. -Comme les garçons does not let you try on their shirts 😣 8 May 2023 (Monday)Canada -> TOKYO We checked in for our flight on air Canada as well as the Japan website. Highly recommend downloading Ubigi as an air sim and getting the suica card on your iphone wallet! Suica saved us a lot of time and we just tapped as we went along. 9 May 2023 (Tuesday) TOKYO Arrived in Narita airport I highly recommend getting the airport limo bus. I used this link: Service to and from the airport cost us 45$ canadian total per person and was a great choice since we did not have to worry about transfers on our first day in Japan. Lots of leg room, AC & WIFI. Our airbnb was near Okubo station. I loved our location as it was 1 stop away from shinjuku station and we had the best ramen. Restaurant is called Gomaryu. 10 May 2023 (Wednesday) TOKYO / shibazakura festival Our trip was slightly changed as seeing Mt Fuji was important to us and this was the only day we knew for certain would be sunny! Initially, I had planned a chill day but we rearranged everything and went to the Shibazakura festival. I highly recommend going as it was beautiful with tons of Instagramable photo spots and great food vendors. 11 May 2023(Thursday) TOKYO / DISNEYLAND I booked tickets for us on Klook for Disneyland. I have never been to any Disneyland but this one was truly magical! My partner and I cried after the beauty and the beast ride. We got to the park at 8am and werent let in till 9am. We were one of the first 10% of people who arrived. Keep in mind that people who stayed at the Disney resort got a 15mins head start so once it was our turn, we ran towards the B&B ride to which there was already a 3hr wait immediately. Paying an extra 20$/pp was a no brainer and 10000% worth it. Honestly never experienced nostalgia and magic to this degree. Also want to give a shoutout to the tower of terror 10/10 and 10mins lineup. The starwars ride was also superb for what it was. Alien mochi was worth the hype. 12 May 2023 (Friday) TOKYO / tsukiji market & sumo performance Tsukiji market was worth visiting with the variety of food. I do not recommend getting anything “a5 wagyu” or sushi as it is not the freshest. I learned the hard way that not all sushi is made equally in Japan so splurge on an omakase (more on my experience later). I booked a sumo experience with klook: Amazing meal (I still think about the katsu we had) and show! Was very intimate and got to fight the sumo wrestlers! This day was a core memory for sure. We also visited the unicorn gundam statue which was UNBELIEVABLE!! 13 May 2023 (Saturday) TOKYO This day was supposed to be relaxing… but we somehow did 30k steps. We went to the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (so beautiful and amazing starbucks!), Meiji Jingu shrine, imperial palace & yūshūkan museum (ww2 history & samurai) 14 May 2023 (Sunday) TOKYO bullet train to yunessan This was the first day we had for activating our shinkansen pass. We travelled to an onsen in the mountains of Hakone. It is called Yunessan onsen and it was AMAZING. It is the onsen where you can bathe in wine, coffee, sake, green tea etc. We for some reason did not have high expectations but it superseded everything. We paid extra for the fish bath where they eat your dead skin (so ticklish and a crazy experience) and we went to the adult part of the onsen where everyone is naked. Here we found ourselves submerged in lemon water while it was raining with a view of the mountains. Truly a sublime experience. 15 May 2023 (Monday) TOKYO -> KYOTO We walked everywhere this day. Saw the emperor, checked out Kinnkaku-ji (Golden Temple), and Yasaka shrine (had the best matcha soft serve) 16 May 2023 (Tuesday) KYOTO We Travelled to Fushimi Inari shrine (super busy and touristy but worth it!), nara park to see the bowing deer , saw the Todaiji temple and visited the famous mochi making place called nakatani mochi shop and saw the show! Best mochi I had all trip. We decided not to go to the Arashiyama bamboo forest as it did not seem worth it from other people’s reviews. 17 May 2023 (Wednesday) KYOTO -> OSAKA Kuromon market had everything similar to Tsukiji market in Tokyo. One thing i loved here were the sweet potato chips that had sugar and salt coating. We also visited a micro pig cafe and the animals seemed very happy. Dotonburri had so many food options. 18 May 2023 (Thursday) OSAKA -> KOBE -> OSAKA My partner had a religious experience here as we both had the best beef of our life. We had kobe and wagyu beef at mouriya honten in Kobe (we travelled here using our JR pass so it was *technically free*). I wanted to take some time to note how amazing the hospitality was and that the chef cooked our beef in thirds. He made sure that every slice of beef we put in our mouth was still hot and watched as we ate to gage when to start searing the next slabs of beef. I WAS AMAZED!!! Total spent here was $240 CDN. Next we visited the zoo in Osaka and it was only 5$ CDN! (500 JAPANESE yen). I have never seen a red panda before so that was the highlight for me! After this we did mario kart in the streets of Osaka/Dotonburi. I originally wanted to book it for us in Tokyo but it was booked out for a month!! However, the tour guides were amazing and it was a blast. I am not sure why others advised against it and that local Japanese people are annoyed by this activity because I found everyone waving at us, smiling and taking videos. 10/10 activity. 19 May 2023 (Friday) OSAKA I never had soufflé pancakes so I made a reservation for us at Happy Pancake in Osaka. WAS DELICIOUS AND THE LINE WAS SO LONG FOR PEOPLE WHO DID NOT MAKE A RESERVATION. Also the fruit was really worth it as I said before, Fruit is very hard to come by. The rest of the day was for exploring Dotonburi and shopping. 20 May 2023 (Saturday) OSAKA -> TOKYO Free day! We had michelin ramen for 15$ in … A SUBWAY STATION. Ginza kagari! The creamiest broth with chicken and truffle. It was life changing to say the least. We go there at 4pm and the line only formed after we left. 21 May 2023 (Sunday) - Last full day 🙁 TOKYO We had an omakase booking at Sushi Yajima and I was so happy. It is run by a old couple who speak PERFECT english. The freshest fish and each person only paid 44$! I made sure to research this place and many other omakase experiences and this was worth way more than what we paid for. The husband was making the nigiri for us and he said the funniest things! He was plating tuna for my partner and said: “This fish is Viagra. You are strong man so you don’t need it, but I need it” HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF YOU ARE ON A BUDGET AND WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST SUSHI IN JAPAN. 😂 22 May 2023(Monday) TOKYO ->back home
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2023.05.28 21:47 cometkins [QCrit] Adult LGBT Fantasy Romance - Mercy (99k 3rd Attempt)

Hello all! It's been a MINUTE since I last posted here, but life has been busy and my rewrite was taking longer than I wanted. So, I've got my rewritten query here. I've sent out a few queries already, but I figured getting some opinions from folks who don't know me might be good while I wait to hear back on my first round. It'll look very different from my previous letter, which you can find here for your perusal. I haven't sent to any of my "dream" agents just yet so any tweaks before I do that are much appreciated.
Dear [AGENT],
Complete at 99,000 words, MERCY is a standalone LGBT+ Fantasy Romance with trilogy potential. It’s a tale of THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE meets CASTLEVANIA and will appeal to fans of T. Kingfisher.
Father Ilya Sokolov has a secret: he used his magic to heal the curse on the monster that had been attacking his town for months. What was once a bloodthirsty beast becomes a man named Danya. Danya barely remembers his own name, let alone how or why he ended up cursed. Worse still, Danya is flirtatious, vulgar, and irritating from the moment he enters Ilya’s life. Because of so many deaths, Ilya risks the town’s wrath if either are discovered. Still, Ilya does what he feels is his duty and takes Danya into his care.
Despite their fraught first months, the two learn to enjoy spending time together. As they grow closer, more of Danya’s memories return, along with the rest of his personality. Danya proves himself fiercely intelligent and thoughtful of Ilya’s difficult boundaries. Even more incredible, Danya’s appearance changes with every emotional hurdle he and Ilya cross, becoming more the like the divine Sun he worships. Ilya must face the truth: he’s fallen in love with a living, breathing angel. Ilya feels unworthy of Danya’s affections, but Danya is determined to show Ilya the love he deserves anyway.
Ilya remains terrified to leave his meticulously arranged life and routines, risking excommunication for abandoning his post. Alongside these struggles, Danya’s returned divinity begins to draw more attention than they bargained for. People from all over the country travel to see him, including the church monster hunter that cursed Danya in the first place. Now the two must unravel the secrets the church has kept from them, all while trying to avoid meeting the same cursed fate.
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2023.05.28 21:46 Sea-Specialist-4852 Weird thought i had

DISCLAIMER: I am not very educated on this topic and i havent thought too much of this so dont take it too seriously if it doesnt make sense
Assuming the grandness almost infinite Universe, (just on the observable universe there is 2B to 2T galaxies and for all we know universe could stretch out to infinity) the fact there hasn't been a single civilization to not harness or fully occupy/control the Universe yet is unsurpisingly surprising.
This may seem silly, but imagine a type 4+ civilization with boundless tech beyond our comprehension, they would easily be able to control all matter and energy of the universe and beyond. But clearly there is basically confirmation that a civilization like that does not exist, because if it did, we would clearly already have known. To me thats actually surprising since i am personally a believer that an intelligent civilization with enough time, has no boundaries/limits to what they can achieve. But this kind of confirms that that theory isn't true and there is boundaries.
(Or maybe they already have and we are just just too dumb to know?)
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2023.05.28 21:40 perfugism I found her!

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2023.05.28 21:38 Angel_theslut Busy partner turns down having sex with me

So my partner is really busy these days with their thesis and other projects for uni since they are almost done with their bachelor. We also live in different cities. Because of this, we hardly see each other or even speak. Though, everyday we say goodnight to each other or a good morning. This period of uni is very stressful and taxing on them and I try to support them in any possible way.
But recently it's been a bit difficult to deal with. Every so often I send them a text and wait hours for a reply which I immediately respond to (which also does not get read for a couple hours). I understand that they are busy, but I can't help but feel a bit neglected. Yet they still go to the movies and other activites with friends to relax.
This all leads to the fact that we do not have any sexual lives these days either. In the past we have had phone sex, which helps a lot with the distance, but this has been impossible recently as they tend to work very late until 1 or 2 AM before crashing to sleep. Sometimes when they do feel like masturbating, they will use some of my nudes or audios to get off, instead of calling me. It makes me feel a bit bad because often it takes me a while to have an orgasm when we have (phone) sex, so I assume that it is for this reason that they do not call me.
Whenever we do see each other in real life, I try to make a move or initiate something, but they tell me that it is too late or they don't have time or we shouldn't, and I respect and understand that and stop. But now it has been weeks of being turned down and it just doesn't feel great, because normally we have such a frequent sex life together. I feel really guilty for feeling this way, because my partner really cannot help it with all the work they need to do.
Anyway, that was just a rant. I do not blame my partner in any way. Education absolutely comes above our relationship or sex life and I fully stand by that. It is just a bit hard to navigate sometimes. That was it, thank you very much for reading.
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2023.05.28 21:36 Arandomglitchtalefan Part four of ep 4 s2. (Other parts linked in replys)

Some hours later, the colony’s power was back on as everything had mostly been cleaned up. Everyone was still a little shaken, especially as heavily armed soldiers patrolled through the halls, however now Khan was holding a meeting in the multipurpose room. Uzi, Thad, N and V were in the audience as the MTF team stood to the side with Red. Clef and Shaw were standing on the stage next to Khan.
Khan went to the mic on top of a stage before he spoke. “Hello everyone, as you know things have been…. Well you know. Anyways because our lovely colony is currently being cleaned and patrolled by our…. Hold on.” Khan then pulled out a piece of paper and read it aloud. “Benevolent benefactors…. Huh.”
Jane looked towards Aron who was smiling. “Did you give him a script?” Jane said.
“Yep. Best decision I ever made.” Aron replied. Jane rolled her eyes.
“Hmmm…. Pass the mic to Clef…. OH right sorry.” Khan said as he looked at the paper and gave Clef the mic.
“So what me and the foundation have decided is that now you will all be sent on a nice campaign trip to one of the few woods that isn’t infested with 939 instances…. Mostly. Just keep out of the nearby caves and ignore the voices and you’ll be fine. Anyway we already have the jeeps set up, mostly because the bus you were using is actually an instance of scp 2086…. I personally don’t know how any of you are still alive. Damn thing killed twelve men.” Clef said as he handed the mic to Shaw.
“Howdy everybody!” Shaw started in an enthusiastic voice. He waited for the crowd to say something as everyone stayed silent. “Ok…. We’ll Clef told you what you're doing, however I wanted to add something! The brave MTF at Alpha 1 will be your councilors! Mostly because they're the only ones qualified to deal with the things in there but hey that’s not important! Anyway back to the point, your councilors will be alpha 1 like I said, however because we don’t have enough people volunteering, N and V have graciously decided to step up!”
“WHAT!” V said as she stood up. “I NEVER AGREED TO THIS!”
“You're right! You didn’t! I made the decision for you!” Shaw said.
“Ummm…. Mr Shaw, I also didn’t get news of this.” N said as he raised his hand.
“It’s ok! You don't even have to do anything! I already made your outfits!!!!” Shaw said enthusiastically as he held out two camp uniforms.
“He got them from a couple of skeletons by the way, so if you feel wet while in them just know it’s because said skeletons were inside a 939.” Clef said.
“THAT'S NOT IMPORTANT!” Shaw yelled. “Just have fun! Now get on those buses people! Yaaaaaaa! This is gonna be so much fun for you, aren't you excited?!?”
“Not at all.” Uzi said.
“Same here, this whole camp thing seems a little too excessive.” Red replied.
“Did I mention there’s a reward for whoever keeps the most WD’s alive- I mean uhhh…. Happy?” Shaw said.
“What kind of reward are we talking about….” V said as she sat back down.
“Ahhh…. You know…. Stuff.” Shaw said with a smile.
“A ton of motor oil.” Clef said. “For humans a ton of cash.”
“So wait…. Why motor oil?” Cole asked as he turned to Gram.
“Motor oil is, In simple terms, beer for MD’s and WD’s. Highly intoxicating.” Gram replied.
“Huh, no wonder V is suddenly all for this.” Aron said. “She probably drinks a lot of it I bet.”
“Hey! I heard that!” V said from the audience. “Just so you know I’ve only drank it once! It was pretty sweet…. Wait, that reminds me…. Where is that other drone…. Fennec?” V looked around.
“She’s in the truck, she called the one with N in it and refuses to leave it until he gets on for some reason. No one can get her out so we’re rolling with it.” Jane replied.
“H-Hey, can I speak?” Thad said.
“Yes you can. Do you have a question?” Shaw said.
“Uh ya. What's 939?” Thad said.
“Oh golly I was hoping you would say that!” Shaw said now practically beaming.
“Dammit what have you done?!?” Clef said, annoyed. “Now we're gonna be here for thirty minutes….”
A half hour later, and everyone had packed their things and we’re going into one of the trucks, it was the middle of the night, the trucks had open canopies above them. The trucks were also colored black with the foundation logo on their sides. They were driven by one of the MTF, or N and V. When N got into his truck Fennec was already in the passenger side.
“Hellllloooo!” Fennec said enthusiastically. “We’re going camping!!!!”
“Yes we are! I’m a little nervous. I've never camped before….” N said as he put his hands on the steering wheel. “Or maybe it’s because I’ve never driven anything before….”
Meanwhile Uzi got on her truck with Thad and a couple more WD’s. However Lizzy was also on board.
“Wait…. Aren’t you supposed to be in the prison sector?” Thad said as he looked at Lizzy.
“She was let out for good behavior, and proving that she wasn’t a threat.” Jane said over the integrated intercom as she was about to drive the truck.
“We’ll…. Don’t try anything. Got it.” Uzi said, trying to intimidate Lizzy.
“I know.” Lizzy said as she set her backpack beside her.
“So is everyone ready?” Jane said as she spoke over the intercom.
“Yea. We’re ready.” Uzi said with a sigh as she tried to get comfortable.
“Then off we go.” Jane replied.
Red was in her own truck with a bunch of WD’s, Aron and Cole were driving it. The trucks had already started on the road. Gram was also in the back doing something on his tablet.
“So…. Cards?” Red said as she pulled out a deck of cards.
“Yea!” One WD said.
“Ohh! Are we doing Uno or Go fish?” A female WD piped up.
“I'll call first!” Another said.
“Slow down guys, geez, anyway it's Uno, I have enough cards for everyone so let’s get started!” Red said as she started to pass out the cards to the delight of the WD’s.
As the trucks drove through the harsh night of copper 9. Snow blew all around the trucks as curious WD’s peaked and saw the many sights of the planet.
Uzi’s truck saw a group of 745’s as Jane had called them, they were watching the truck from a building. As the truck went past,
One WD said. “Wow! Why do their heads glow like that?”
“They glow because their heads are bioluminescent, on earth it was to mimic the headlights of a car before ramming a person off the road and most likely eating them. However there is some evidence they just hunt for sport.” Jane said over the intercom.
“Cool!” Another WD, said.
On N, V, and Fennec’s truck they were barely keeping steady as V was squished between N and Fennec.
“Just keep your eyes on the road and drive ok?” V said, sighing.
“I-I know! I think…. Hold on, I got this!” N said.
“I believe in you!” Fennec said.
As N drove, the truck ran over tons of small hills, it even went into the air a couple times. However all was good as they finally made it to the outskirts of the city and into a smoother road.
After a long time of driving, all the trucks finally made it to the woods. Uzi was sleeping on Thad’s shoulder as everyone else in her truck was also sound asleep. Until suddenly a gunshot awoke all of them. As Uzi grabbed her railgun and looked widely, the other WD’s ducked for cover. However Uzi heard laughter behind her, looking behind herself to see Jane wielding a smoking pistol.
“UGH BITE ME!” Uzi said in annoyance as she got off the truck, the other now wide awake WD’s did the same. “What? It was funny!” Jane said, still chuckling to herself.
Meanwhile the WD’s in N, V, and Fennec’s truck were already awake and shaken, they got off as quickly as possible as N had managed to drive into a tree. He got off holding his head as V got off and slapped him.
“Hey! Don’t yell at him like that! He was trying his best!” Fennec replied to V.
“Ya, his best to kill us!” V said.
“Hmph! Let’s go N she obviously doesn’t want us here!” Fennec said as she forcefully grabbed N’s wrist, V followed them anyway as she rolled her eyes.
Meanwhile Red had gotten off her truck laughing and joking with a female WD named Rebecca.
“Oh man I can’t believe you beat me!” Red said as she looked at Rebecca.
“Yea, I’m pretty good at cards.” She replied. “Oh also, just so you know this is my boyfriend!” Rebecca then pulled a male WD with sunglasses closer to her. He waved at Red.
“Aww you are so cute together!” Red said.
“Thanks!” Darren replied as Rebecca smiled.
“Hey, before we go our separate ways, I just wanted to say that if you need to go outside the camp for some ‘alone time’ I’ll be happy to help.” Red said with a wink before she left with a smile.
After five minutes, all the WDs, Red, Jane, Aron, Cole, and Gram had gathered in front of the lodges waiting and wondering wherever the MDs had walked off to while the wind and snow blew around them and the snow slightly building up on everyone’s clothes as they stood there.
“So uhhh, do we just start or….” Aron said.
“No, we have to wait for them. Orders from Shaw, we have to make sure everyone is here.” Jane replied. Red was considering pulling out one of the sets of cards again when suddenly three figures slammed down onto the ground in front of everyone, wings out along with their blades extended. It was N, V and Fennec, they were wearing camping uniforms Shaw had given them. They turned around to look at everyone, the yellow MD > “Jesus, could any of you be more threatening?!?” Red said.
“It was Fennec's idea.” V said.
“Welcome campers! Let’s sound off!” Said N as he looked up at everyone. “One, two….” N started as he counted the WD’s.
All the WD’s looked terrified. As none of them spoke. Suddenly V turned her right hand into a SMG and was about to shoot one of the WD’s, however before she could, Red tackled the WD down and out of the way of the bullet.
“WOAH WHAT THE FUCK!” Yelled Aron as he starred at V.
“…. What? I was just getting their attention.” V said as she looked around everyone.
“THAT'S how you get attention from people?!?” Red said as she stood up.
“…. Yes?….” V shrugged in confusion.
“Listen, I’m trying to get that prize alright? Just don’t go killing WD’s everywhere you look. Ok?” Red said.
“Jeez ok.” V said, rolling her eyes.
Every WD was stunned, however V just pointed her MP5SD at them again and without hesitation they all stood at full attention and said. “Present!”
“Ok! Great! That’s everyone! We have tons of activities planned! So don’t go sneaking off to investigate stuff!” N said as he slowly looked at Uzi a little.
“Also, you REALLY shouldn’t go out, trust me. The 939’s out here can and will eat you.” Aron said, stepping in front of the crowd. “As long as you don’t go out by yourself or listen to the voices at night you’ll be fine.”
“Wait, you didn’t clear them out?” Red said as she looked at Aron.
“We tried, lost an entire squad to one of them. So now we just decided to hand out rules…. It’s simple, just don’t go outside…. At all…. I’m serious, you will die a horrible drawn out death.” Aron said as he stared at all the WD’s.
All the WD’s stood still. However then Thad and Lizzie came from the crowd and stood with N, V and Fennec.
“See, if those two are going with them, you can trust them as well! Sorta. Actually never mind, that's a horrible idea.” Cole said.
After a long and drawn out ten minutes of getting everyone organized. Jane, Aron, Cole, Gram, N, and V had their groups, Fennec was never assigned one so she went with N’s group.
Meanwhile Uzi was going by herself, she had a backpack with her as she went off into the woods, as she walked the snowy paths, trees surrounding her with the night sky above her. Suddenly she looked to her right to see a pack of 745’s were starting to surround her, Uzi however simply waved her hand at them as the strange symbol that marked her powers surrounded her hand. Suddenly the 745’s became much more calm as they all left as Uzi went back to walking. Continuing to walk through the Forest each footstep leaving a mark in the snow and a crunch from each one as well as the noise of wind blowing snow through the trees. Then Uzi noticed something odd. A pair of red glowing eyes were staring at her from the darkness. As she looked back to confirm their existence they were gone. Uzi shivered and seemed to disregard the sighting as she went towards the cabin.
As Uzi walked, the campgrounds were doing surprisingly fine, each cabin held one of the councilors doing a ‘fun’ activity with their group of WD’s.
Inside one was Jane’s group. Jane held her sniper rifle and had set up a makeshift shooting range, Jane was seemingly demonstrating something by hitting every target with a perfect headshot. Each target was a paper cut out of a silhouette with a Anderson robotics logo on its head.
“Ok so, does anyone else want to try their hand?” Jane said as her rifle smoked.
“Every WD in her group stayed silent before one raised their hand, it was Darren.
“You can do this!” Rebecca said.
Darren smiled as he took the rifle from Jane. He steadied himself and fired, however instead of hitting a target like he hoped. He instead fired the rifle directly out of his hands into the air. Jane caught the rifle mid air and shook her head as every other WD laughed. Darren quietly went back embarrassed.
Cole’s group was also inside their cabin, however, instead of doing any activities. Cole just sat in a chair at the corner.
“So…. What do we do?” One WD said.
“Hell if I know. I'm a soldier not a counselor, you know what screw this i'm going on patrol. You just do whatever you want.” Cole said as he got up and walked out with his shotgun.
As soon as Cole left, his cabin went into anarchy as every WD got up and started doing, as Cole said, whatever.
In Grams cabin the WD’s were disgusted to see a dead 745 flop down onto a table in the middle of the room.
“Today, we will be dissecting this 745 instance. Freshly killed by Jane when we got here. I’ll pass out the scalpels soon enough, make sure to get its organs and lay them out beside the body. Work as a team.” Gram said.
The WD’s looked at the body with disgust.
“If I can get sick…. Then I’m getting sick….” One WD said.
In Aron’s cabin it was something out of a boot camp. WD’s held up wooden sticks as they marched around the cabin, Aron walked around them yelling orders.
“Come on! Pick up the pace, green eyes! When I’m finished with you, you’ll all be considered foundation recruits! Be glad I haven't set up the course, yet!” Aron said.
“Y-Yes sir!” The WD’s said in perfect unison.
In N, V and Fennec's cabin. Which Red was also a part of. Red was exhausted and annoyed.
“Please…. STOP TRYING TO KILL THEM!” Red yelled at V.
“It’s the only way they’ll learn.” V replied.
“LIKE HELL! Sometimes I wonder why I even snuck on the truck…. I’m not even supposed to be here….” Red said.
“Wait, you weren't?” Fennec said before stumbling. “Then why are you here anyway?”
“Maybe it’s because she wanted to have fun! Like us! Right guys!” N said as he looked at the WD’s hiding in the corner, their eyes trained on V in fear.
“No, it’s because I snuck on. I was supposed to help out with repairs but hey, screw that. Connor managed to get me on board the trucks without much trouble.” Red replied.
“Wait, Connor? I haven’t heard from him in a long time.” V said, suddenly interested.
“Ya actually what has he been doing?” N said.
“Nothing really, he’s been in the back of the ship working on a pet project of his. I have no idea what that is but he says it’s too important to really say anything about it.” Red replied, shrugging.
“Huh, neat!” N said.
Meanwhile Fennec was in the corner with the WD’s, the WD’s looked terrified of her. Fennec then reached into her shirt to pull something out, as the WD’s prepared for the worst, Fennec then pulled out a green lizard-like animal, it looked two meters long from head to tail. It also had a long, thin body with eight pairs of narrow limbs. It looked to have compound eyes. It didn’t seem to mind as Fennec got it out of her coat as she held it in her arms.
“Hey Fennec, wait…. What’s that!” V yelled in surprise as she turned towards Fennec.
“Oh, I found him a couple years ago! I like him so I keep in my coat and let him rest there. He doesn’t seem to mind.” Fennec said.
“Huh, it looks kind of cute!” N said as he got closer. The WD’s also did the same in curiosity.
“You know, with the things I’ve seen, this is pretty normal. Somehow.” Red said as she shrugged.
N got closer to the green lizard thing, it then liked his visor. N backed his head away a little in shock. However he then giggled and said. “I like this thing. Can I hold him?”
“Sure!” Fennec said. “Anything for you!”
N then took the lizard from Fennec and held it in his arms as it liked his visor again to N’s delight, even V was intrigued by it even if her face didn’t show it.
Uzi however was dealing with things no man could explain. She was inside an abandoned cabin deeper in the woods. As she looked around, it was seemingly empty. There were little robotic bugs running around, doing things such as running away every time Uzi walked over.
Uzi rolled her eyes as she used her abilities to raise a flashlight above her head and turn it on. As she looked around everything looked mostly the same. Suddenly a noise from deeper inside the cabin suddenly resonated. Uzi switched her light to where the noise came from, as she watched. She suddenly saw a glimpse of what looked like a hand going back inside a corner. Uzi suddenly got startled and her flashlight dropped. As she caught it she heard another noise that sounded like a scream from outside. Uzi slowly went to the window and looked out of it.
However, it was just everyone else on the frozen lake, even though it was frozen Uzi could still see everyone one the ice messing around, some of the groups even had boats on the ice.
“This is…. Very underwhelming….” Red said as she was in a boat on the ice with N.
“We'll have to do something! Plus this is very cool!” N said as he went to the front of the boat and stood on it.
“And this is very cool!!” Fennec said as she sat on the back of the boat, the lizard keeping the WD’s happy as they played with it.
On N’s boat there were some more WD’s who were seemingly having fun, rowing the boat along the ice with oar’s. V’s boat also came up to N’s, her boat had a different strategy of doing things. V’s boat had her WD group holding it up. V along with Lizzie was on the top of it.
“Sabotage my minions! Plan X!” V yelled as one of the WD’s below her boat kicked N’s boat off course.
“As the WD’s in N’s boat started to rock. Rebecca suddenly said. “I-I can’t swim!” As she was about to fall onto the ice.
“…. It’s ice.” Red said as she looked at Rebecca. “You can’t swim on ice….” Red sounded a mix of disappointed and confused.
“Oh…. Right.” Rebecca said as she stedied herself on the boat. A little embarrassed.
“I should have never gone on this trip….” Red said to herself as she sighed.
Meanwhile V’s boat was starting to get ahead, however Red simply rolled her eyes and threw a coin she had in her pocket in front of V's boat. The WD holding it up in the front saw the coin and immediately went to pick it up.
“Ohhhh shiny!” He said as he bent down. However then the entire boat lost balance and fell.
V immediately used her wings to float above the crash as she rolled her eyes and looked at Red. Red had a smug expression on her face.
Then suddenly from the right came Aron’s boat, it was painted fully black with a white foundation insignia on its sides. The WD’s now wore wooden helmets, also painted black with the foundation insignia on them.
“I love working for the council!” Aron yelled from the front of the boat as the WD’s rowed with expert precision.
“I love working for the council!” The WD’s yelled back, also in perfect precision.
“Lets me know just who I am!” Aron said again.
“Let’s me know just who I am!” The WD’s said, repeating after Aron.
As Aron’s group passed N, and V’s groups they could only watch as they rowed their boat with military accuracy.
“Did you train them to be soldier’s or something?” V asked Aron as she flew closer.
“Your goddamn right! I’ve trained these WD’s to be soldier’s! When I get back I’ll be leading the first team of WD soldier’s the foundation has ever seen! Now repeat after me maggots!” Aron yelled back to his WD’s as he started the song over again.
All of a sudden, from behind Aron came a noise of what sounded like a car. As Aron turned around to the WD’s he saw Grams boat, it was not really a boat anymore.
Grams boat was now fully fitted with tires and all of the like. It was fully made and fully operational. It was more car than boat.
“Hello Aron.” Gram said as his car-boat passed Aron’s astonished group. N, Fennec and even V watched in awe as Grams' boat practically started to zoom around them in circles.
“H-How?!?” V said.
“Simple, intelligence.” Gram replied.
“Wait…. Where’s Cole?” N said as he looked around.
“Back at the bank of the river. They're still setting up.” Lizzy said with a chuckle as she pointed all the way to the bank, where Cole was trying his best to make his boat.
“It turns out anarchy isn’t a way to run something like that.” Lizzy said.
Meanwhile Uzi watched from the cabin window. Suddenly her face had the symbol of her powers for a split second on her right eye. The window shattered, Uzi immediately backed away, her visor showing a caution sign as she did so.
Uzi’s caution sign then had the words, ‘high heat’ on it as Uzi put down her backpack and looked inside. Inside it was a WD arm, as Uzi looked at the arm she was hyperventilating
Then all of a sudden an all too familiar voice came from behind Uzi.
“Uzi doorman, such a surprise seeing you here.” It said from behind her.
“W-Who-“ Uzi started as she turned around, however was shocked to see not N, V or anyone else. She saw Klen standing behind her, his hands in his coat as his eyes glowed a sickly red.
“Y-You!” Uzi said as she held out her hand with the symbol on it to fight Klen. However Klen just shook his head.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you, heretic.” Klen said as he looked behind Uzi.
Uzi looked behind her to see what looked like a horde of fleshy abominations, they looked like they were once human, they all looked at Uzi. They made horrific noises as their flesh had seemingly been torn off. There was no sign of any kind of skin on any of their bodies.
“What do you want?” Uzi said as she looked back to Klen with some hints of fear.
“No no. It’s what you want my dear Uzi. For I have these that may interest you.” Klen then put his hand to its palm as he held it out, suddenly some tentacles came from the ground making a sizable hole, they rose holding up a WD corpse, the tentacles threw it aside as they went back down into the hole in the ground and pulled out three papers.
“This poor WD died alone, it’s a shame. I don’t even remember killing her. However she did write these. Read them, Uzi doorman.” Klen said as the tentacles passed the papers to Uzi.
The papers looked like drawings of a madman, however one of them was a paper from Anderson robotics. Uzi read it carefully and saw it was a notice of some kind. However there was another thing on it written in oil that said. ‘Lights from below’
Uzi turned it around to see a finger from something, perhaps a MD. Uzi took it off and studied it before Klen laughed.
“Enjoy your reading? heretic?” Klen said with a smile.
“Bite me!” Uzi said, looking at Klen with anger.
“Well that is no way to treat an old friend? Well I’ll have to punish you!” Klen said with a sneer.
Uzi started to prepare for the worst as she backed away from both Klen and his flesh creatures.
“Don't worry, I won’t do it myself, for that deed has already been taken. It will arrive shortly. Now Uzi, I hope to see your body in the snow, begging for mercy from yaldabaoth. However, you shall gain none!” Klen said with yet another sneer. Suddenly he and all his flesh creatures sunk into the ground, disappearing from view. As Uzi stared in disbelief at what just happened. She didn’t notice Doll behind her, watching her. Suddenly Doll disappeared before Uzi could even notice.
Then Uzi was suddenly knocked back by something plowing through the wall, knocking Uzi back into the front wall as she turned herself around to see what had happened.
In front of Uzi was a robot of some kind, it was bulky and had two Miniguns for its arms, its shoulders had what looked like small middle silos and it had large legs. As Uzi stared at this robot, it stared back at her with its head being a yellow light camera. Its head was mounted between its shoulder missile silos. Its shoulders had a strange logo Uzi had never seen before. They had the globe of earth colored a light blue on them with the words ‘Protection, Concealment, survival, education, destruction.’ In a circle around the blue globe.
“Absolute solver detected, calculating.” The robot said as it stared at Uzi. “Threat to sapient life if allowed to live. 70%. Course of action…. TERMINATION.” Its eye then glowed a menacing red.
“OH SH-“ Uzi was about to yell when suddenly the robot activated some kind of thrusters and charged at Uzi directly, Uzi reacted fast and activated her powers once again to make a shield with a large version of that symbol blocking in front of her.
However, that did almost nothing as the robot simply charged into the shield, knocking Uzi through the wall of the cabin. Uzi was knocked some ways away from the cabin as she got up from the snow, spitting some out and holding her head as she got up, she looked around and saw trees for miles and the cabin the distance, she must've been hit a mile away from it. Then she noticed the robot was already on its way surprisingly fast, in just a few short moments it was already in front of her.
Uzi immediately used her powers to try to directly target it. However when she tried her visor simply flashed a message. ‘Warning, cannot target.’
“Oh you have to be kidding me-“ Uzi said as suddenly the robot started to fire its miniguns at Uzi without any sense of remorse or emotion.
Uzi immediately used her powers to make a shield around herself as she fled behind a large boulder nearby. The robot started to slowly march to the other side of the boulder as it continued pelting it with its miniguns, slowly destroying Uzi’s cover.
As Uzi tried to think and started to panic, she looked around and saw a large tree nearby, Uzi had an idea. Uzi immediately used her powers to target the tree and with some effort managed to uproot it. As it floated Uzi was surprised even with herself, it was the largest thing she had lifted and she was doing it with ease like it was a metal pipe.
Uzi had no time to think as the robot finally got to the other side and started to fire on Uzi, however she thought quickly and threw the tree at the robot, it knocked it off balance and even somewhat dented it. However other than that it was unaffected.
Uzi immediately put her shield up just in time for the robot to start pelting her with bullets again as it walked closer to her. Suddenly it stopped to Uzi’s surprise. Instead its missile silos then fired what seemed like at least twenty small missiles at Uzi that looked like they were going around the shield.
Uzi immediately panicked and started to try to target the missiles with her other hand. Spikes came from the ground and pre-exploded almost every missile a safe distance away from Uzi, however a couple of them were going straight at Uzi, she was forced to tank them with her shield which immediately broke it and sent Uzi a few feet backwards. The robot wasted no time in firing again, as the bullets were about to hit Uzi she felt fear and panic for her life. Just then she started to fly in the air to dodge the bullets and started to fly away.
Uzi was surprised that she just did that, however she had no time to think as she looked behind herself and saw the robot also flying directly after her, worst of all it was aiming its miniguns and preparing to fire.
“DAMMIT, GO AWAY!” Uzi yelled as she uprooted multiple trees in the area and flung them at the robot, it was knocked down to the ground and, however that did little to stop it from going in the air again, however this time it must’ve put its thrusters to full because it flew faster than Uzi and charged directly into her like a charging bull.
As Uzi was flung out of the air even further away. She was knocked so far she made it to another building, this one was larger and made of actual concrete. It had a sign at the front that said ‘Visitor center’ but Uzi could care less at this moment.
As Uzi fled into the building landed outside and fired its missiles at Uzi to chase her within the building. As Uzi ran through the walls, making sure to knock things down behind her to stop the missiles. They kept coming expertly dodging whatever she threw at them. Then one of the missiles accidentally ran into a pillar as Uzi went around a corner fast into a large open area with a lot of support pillars. Its explosion took out the last few missiles as well as the tower. However it gave Uzi an idea as she looked at the building now shaking from it. Uzi started to smile.
As the robot came into a large open area with all the pillars, it looked around for Uzi and didn’t see her. It seemed confused as it looked again and scanned the area.
“Hey! You! I’m over here!” Uzi yelled as she came out from a pillar and waved her hands with a smirk. The robot didn’t hesitate as it fired its miniguns at her. Uzi however just ran back to the pillar and stayed behind it as the robot destroyed it with the hail of bullets. Then she moved into the next, and the next, and the next.
Uzi’s smile grew larger as more pillars started to fall and the building started to slowly crumble. Then she went behind one of the few pillar’s remaining as the robot fired at it, just as Uzi had hoped.
As the pillar was destroyed, it was the straw that broke the camel's back as all the other pillars started to collapse from the weight of the building practically falling on top of them.
Uzi immediately flew out of the building as fast as she could, the robot was about to follow when the building collapsed on top of it. Outside, Uzi barely made it. She looked behind herself, and after a few seconds of silence.
“HELL YA! I JUST DID THAT! THAT WAS ME!” Uzi yelled as she celebrated.
Just as Uzi was about to go back with a smile on her face. The robot started to slowly crawl from the rubble unnoticed, it was heavily damaged, wires were poking out as one of its arms was gone, it’s legs were missing and dents were all over its body.
“T-TTT-TT-TT-TTERMINATE.” It said as it glitched and sparked.
Uzi turned around just in time to see it just as it fired everything it had at Uzi, its minigun fired one last salvo as it fired whatever missiles it had left. Uzi could barely react In time as she set up her shield. However some bullets made it through and pierced her body, spilling oil on the snow as the missiles hit it and flung Uzi a few feet back as more bullets went into her. As Uzi laid on the ground now seemingly dead. The robot’s eye turned back to yellow.
“M-MM-MMMISSION CCCCCCC-CCCOMPLET. REEEETURRNING TO BASE.” It said as it started to crawl in a direction slowly.
However, Uzi's body started to change. She grew large black organic wings as she screamed in pure rage, the robot turned back confused. Standing over it was Uzi, but that was impossible, its calculations had said nothing could survive a salvo like that.
Uzi stared at the robot with uncaring eyes as her visor turned into a purple >< symbol. She immediately grabbed the robot's head and with strength she should’ve never had. She ripped it off, killing the robot instantly. She then flew back with her wings to the camp.
Meanwhile back at the camp everyone had finished the activities and were back in their cabins, surprising everyone had stayed alive. Mostly thanks to Red’s constant vigilance.
“I. Hate. You.” Red said exhausted as she looked at V.
V shrugged and said. “What? I was only doing what I know.”
“We’ll I had a great time!” Fennec said.
“Same here!” N said as he looked around.
“However I keep counting everyone and yet I don’t see Uzi…. Hmmm…. Wonder where she went?” N said as he looked around.
Meanwhile Rebbeca and Darren were going into the woods, Red had told them this path would lead them to a secluded place free of 939 or 745’s where they could make out peacefully.
“Wow, that Red girl sure knows her stuff.” Darren said as they made it to a small log house.
“I know right?!? She’s my new bestie hands down. Anyway, let's not waste anymore time.”
As they went inside it looked strange. There were some kind of black things on the walls and a flashlight on the ground. As Rebbeca went to pick it up. She suddenly felt a presence from above her. As she and Darren looked above themselves they saw what looked to be Uzi, however she had black organic wings and even a black organic tail that seemed to be alive as it had a face and jaws.
As Rebbeca and Darren starred in absolute horror at Uzi’s new form. Uzi was seemingly about to pounce and kill them, when suddenly a roar was heard from the opposite side of the room. Uzi, Darren and Rebbeca looked over and saw a creature, it looked quadrupedal and had a frog-like stance. It was blood red and had spikes running along its back, its snout was like an alligator and it seemed to have no eyes.
It looked at Uzi and roared again as it swiped in a show of force at Uzi. Uzi put her attention away from Darren and Rebbeca as they fled and instead towards this new foe. Uzi chuckled as it started to charge.
Meanwhile back at camp, N was recounting everyone, not only that but strangest of all was that now the MTF were gone as well.
“You're really bad at this….” V said.
“N-Now hold on! I…. Uhhh…. I can fix this!” N said, now panicking a bit.
Red rolled her eyes and said. “This is why I never should’ve come….”
Suddenly Darren and Rebbeca came running from over a nearby hill and through the trees, they were seemingly running from something.
“Hey guys? What’s wrong? Run into a 939?” Red said confused as she went up first to meet the exhausted pair.
“I-It’s Uzi! She’s gone feral!” Rebbeca said out of breath.
“Oh Uzi would never go feral! That’s crazy talk from a crazy girl!” Fennec said as she patted Rebbeca on the head.
“I-It’s true! She tried to eat us!” Darren replied.
“No slow done, I’m sure Uzi was just trying to scare you-“ N started before being cut off by a head of a 939 suddenly dropping from the sky right next to them as its blood sprayed everywhere.
Suddenly Uzi came flying down with blood on her lips as she crashed on the head, spilling its brains and gore everywhere.
“We’ll…. That’s new-“ Red said before suddenly being flung away by Uzi’s power’s.
N was also about to say something when he was suddenly flung away by Uzi.
Fennec was about to say something but as she saw Uzi her eyes widened into Ovals, and starting to shake and hyperventilate again as she fell onto her knees and then got magically tossed aside like the others.
V however was faster and charged directly. At Uzi, however, just as she was about to stab her. Uzi’s tail grabbed V and flung her deeper into the woods, Uzi flew after her. Uzi cut off V’s right arm and then used her powers to push her into a tree. V tried to shoot Uzi but Uzi just forced her hand up and the missile V shot missed horribly. Uzi then threw V to the ground and was about to stab her with her own syringe tail. When suddenly N came and grabbed Uzi by her coat along with Red who put her sword to Uzi’s neck, Fennec was also there helping V up.
“Woah, easy there.” N said, trying to calm down Uzi. However she just used her powers to hit Red with a nearby tree and stabbed N’s hand with V’s syringe.
“Ow, ok up we go!” N said as he tossed Uzi into the air above the very clouds.
“WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!” Red yelled as she got back up.
“No idea, but we’re trying to fix it.” V said as she regenerated herself.
Fennec said nothing as she lay on the ground curling her arms into her knees still shaking, repeating to herself no over and over again. Almost like she had seen this before.
“Ya…. I’ll go talk to her. Be right back!” N said as he flew up as well.
“…. Where’s those MTF when you need them?” Red said, sitting down next to V.
“I know, it’s infuriating sometimes.” V said, agreeing with Red.
Meanwhile the MTF team watched from a watchtower as Jane pressed a button on her radio and spoke into it.
“It’s happening, send everybody in, heavy and medium vehicles recommend and out down reality anchors. We got her.” Jane said as they started to go down from their watchtower.
From just outside the woods a large force of MTF operatives, tanks, APC’s, helicopters, and even some jets overhead started to move into the woods with utmost haste.
After some time with Red and V successfully making a snowman, N and Uzi suddenly crashed back down and crushed the snowman.
“God Dammit!” Red said, annoyed.
“Oh come on! That took us a few seconds to set up!” V said also annoyed.
“MY SNOWMANNN NOOOOO!” Fennec said as she started to cry a bit.
N was now holding Uzi who had lost her wings and tail.
“Accent was a bad idea anyway….” Uzi said as N was still holding her.
“N…. I’m also sorry….” Uzi said to N.
“Ehhh, not like you killed anyone! Except that 939…. But does that really count as anyone?” N said, looking at Red.
“Maybe, I don’t know I’m not a foundation researcher, why are you looking at me?!?” Red said.
“Hey, is it safe to come out now?” Rebbeca said as she came out from behind a tree. A lot of other WD’s did the same, some were hiding in the snow while others were literally in the trees.
“Wow, that was…. AWESOME! I’d like to see that again with my besties.” Lizzy said as she came out.
“Hey guys! I have returned with a bunch of snacks! As it turns out I left them in the trucks!…. What did I miss?” Thad said as he came out of the woods holding a load of chips and drinks.
Suddenly lights flashed on Uzi, N, V and Fennec as helicopters circled above. MTF ran out of APC’s as they charged into the area, with their guns all pointed to Uzi, their flashlights nearly blinding. Some of them even set up strange machines that glowed red and pulsated with red light.
Jane and the other MTF also came out from the crowd of MTF now gathering around and focusing on Uzi.
“Uzi, N, V, Red, and F. by order of the 05 council. You are all being detained for having abilities that can and will harm the people and things around you. Surrender yourselves or we will be forced to fire!” Jane said.
Uzi, N, V, Red, and Fennec looked around at the force of MTF and vehicles around them, the sound of helicopters above them and jet fighters circling like vultures above them.
“BITE ME!!!” Uzi yelled as she stared at Jane in anger and betrayal.
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2023.05.28 21:36 ripwarjoz engineering in france?

salut le monde!
the skeleton of my situation: i will soon have a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering from a polytechnic in california, and i have the impression the academic equivalence in france is a BAC+4. i also have a french passport and speak casually but not at a good academic level (i worked before as a waiter in france and got by alright)
i would like to eventually have an engineering related career anywhere in france (seriously let me measure water levels in a reservoir in the rural vosges i will be happy as long as there is saucisson) and it seems there are some different pathways:
enter into 5 year diplôme d'ingénieur program,
enter into a "fast track" diplôme d'ingénieur where only the final 2 years are taken (nantes has this and maybe elsewhere)
enter into a 2 year M1/M2 program in "génie mécanique" or something like this
enter into just an M2 program which would be one year only.
or just try to get a job blindly without graduate education
does anyone have personal experience with this sort of transition? which way is the most realistic? having a BAC+4 level i would like to just enter the professional part of my life ASAP and don't want to spend too much time in further school. i do know that "proper" engineering positions are mostly available to people who have gone through a diplôme d'ingénieur cursus but i have read that similar careers are open to people with just an M2 in a program stylized as engineering from a university rather than a grande école. seeing that BAC+4 is sort of equivalent to an M1 is there any way i could immediately enter the job market for positions above "technician"? being a native anglophone am i basically precluded from engineering jobs unless i go through academic infrastructure which would connect me to internships or firms and help generally with networking etc.?
thank you so much for any and all help
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