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2023.06.11 02:38 Bennieandtourettes Don’t be embarrassed…

I was thinking tonight about how even though I’ve gotten out and been out for about eight months now, and luckily we didn’t have kids or get married or cohabitate (even though he heavily pushed all three from extremely early on), I still don’t want people in my life who don’t already know what I went through to ever find out. And with some people, that’s smart. But I don’t even want supportive family to find out. And I’ve been trying to sit with that feeling and figure out why. I think it’s because a part of me has believed that because someone was mean to me, I AM someone who people want to be mean to. Like there is something inherently wrong with me that invited bullying and abuse and brought out anger and meanness, the most vile and evil words of rage and hate I’ve ever heard, in the person. And that it meant that I must be something shameful to be the target of it all, instead of the countless others this person would be pleasant to throughout the day, when he was wearing his “normal, nice charming quirky guy” mask.
That I must be a little evil, too, to have fallen for him and then become the object of so much anger and criticism of everything about me.
But it’s not true. I’m his person likely targeted me BECAUSE of my kindness and open mindedness with people being different, or slightly off. That it was my good qualities that allowed them in, and my awareness and bravery in calling out his lies and manipulative behaviors when I saw them happening to me, even when I was at my lowest in that relationship, I never lost sight of reality. That chilling, nauseating feeling of watching someone devalue and manipulate in real time… I never stopped calling it out. And it was that strength that enraged the malignant narcissist. Not my bad or human qualities… but one of my good ones… my resistance…that made him attack so violently.
And whether or not I choose to share what I’m be gone through with anyone in my life, I know I have nothing to be ashamed of for having gone through it.
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2023.06.11 02:37 Cubbance Do enemies get tougher after you beat the story, even if you don't change Tiers?

I'm having so much trouble with the difficulty of this game. I am playing a sorcerer, and it's hard to tell what's worse: my defense or my damage output. I'm extremely squishy, and I have a hard time doing enough damage. I was on World Tier 1 and having trouble. So I upgraded a bunch of gear and it got better. I decided to give Tier 2 a try, since I want to play this game with a friend, and he's on Tier 3 already.
So, after upgrading everything, and going to Tier 2, I was surviving. It was taking a long time to get through battles, because my damage output was still not great, but I was surviving, anyway. Somehow, I made it all the way through, and killed Lilith and beat the game's story.
I'm now level 48, and I was told I need to be level 50 to do the Capstone Dungeon to get to Tier 3. So I figured I'd clean up some side quests to get to 50. I go to the Bear Clan, where I've already done all the quests to unlock the final dungeon, where you accompany the chief into the ice cave. And holy shit. Suddenly these enemies are all hitting WAY harder than before I beat the story. I struggle all the way through the dungeon, and even though I have a bad feeling about it, I decide to take on the boss. No other enemy has hit as hard as this one. One hit completely strips off my Ice Armor. I'm running around like a madman, tossing out a hydra and the occasional chain lightning, managing to stay alive, with some near misses. I finally get the boss down to his last health bar segment. He sends out a swarm of his little homing fireball things. I can't dodge all of them. One immediately takes out my ice armor. The second hit takes me down to only about a third of my health. I hit the potion, but before it can even really heal me, a third hit kills me.
Was the difficulty supposed to spike so high? I didn't even gain a level between Lilith and this dungeon boss. He hits so much harder it's not even funny. I know I'm not great at the game, but this difficulty seems impossible to me. How is everyone else managing so much easier? I must be doing something wrong, but I literally have no idea what it is.
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2023.06.11 02:36 cannibalisticmidgets ⚠UPDATE⚠: /r/DoneDirtCheap will be going restricted effective immediately. We will not comment as to if this will end at the planned date of 6/15.

Update to our post from a couple days ago announcing our plans to participate in the blackout.
Hi everyone,
I'll be frank, a shutdown of this magnitude is new territory for us. Also things keep changing. Most recently there was a very bad faith AMA put on by the Reddit CEO which only made things worse. Several subs have responded to this by planning to go private indefinitely. /iphone being a large one and the inspiration for this sticky and the change in approach to how we'll handle the blackout.
Reddit does not give a good means for us to lock the subreddit and inform users of why. On new Reddit the full message doesn't even display. Not only that but it encourages users to message us which only results in us getting TONS of frankly annoying spam messages from users asking to be let back in. Ultimately we feel it's best to leave a sticky up with our message and allow all current posts remain visible.
This was not an easy decision to make, given a variety of factors, but it's one we feel comfortable making. Anything that was posted before the restricted mode came into effect earlier today will essentially be the final front page of our community before we privatise the subreddit entirely. In the (somewhat unlikely) scenario that Reddit's leadership has a change of direction that sees the reversal the recent API policy change, we will reopen the subreddit. Many other subreddits are doing the same, and we support them for taking a stand.
Q: What does making /DoneDirtCheap restricted mean, in this case?
A: Taking /DoneDirtCheap restricted means that no-one, except moderators and approved submitters, can post or comment on the subreddit.
Q: When will this end?
A: Originally, the protest was planned to be 48 hours. However, after a shambolic AMA held by Reddit's CEO, it has become clear to us that Reddit doesn't intend to act in good faith. When the CEO is willing to lie and spread libellous claims about another third-party developer, and then try double down by vilifying them, again, in an AMA, despite being proven as a liar by the developer through audio recordings, that's when we knew what we were up against. Therefore, the subreddit will be privatised until such time as a reasonable resolution is proposed.
Q: Won't Reddit just remove you as moderators and force open the subreddit?
A: This is very possible. Reddit has made it clear on various occasions that they will do what they need to do in order to keep the site running. We, as mods, are prepared for this outcome. None of us want to moderate for a site that continues to gaslight its user-base, disrespect third-party developers and moderators, or do volunteer work for a site run by a CEO who spreads outright lies and libellous claims against those who helped build it into the front page of the internet.
Q: Where else can I go to find casual online work and get jobs done well below market rate?
Feel free to join our Discord server. This server is supported by, and run by, members of the subreddit mod team. It's newly created in response to recent events. Please bear with us while we get it up and running.
Lastly, thank you. Whatever happens to us moderators, we want to thank you for helping make /DoneDirtCheap the place it is today. We have thoroughly enjoyed watching this community grow, and we understand it wouldn't be anywhere near where it is today without you, the users. We haven't always got stuff right, but we hope you understand we've always wanted what's best for the community. Hopefully we'll be back together soon, but the ball is in Reddit's court. What happens next is down to them and them alone. Let's just hope they do the right thing, and come to us with a proper resolution.
See you soon, hopefully.
/DoneDirtCheap Mod Team.
Edit: Punctuation and grammar.
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2023.06.11 02:35 Able_Loan4467 How to get stuff shipped from China - I'm sure this is common in this community (apologies if off topic)

Might seem off topic, but I think getting parts from faraway is a common requirement of the job yeah? For prototyping especially. DHL just nailed me with a bill that was massive for two small boxes. I don't need it to arrive in 5 days usually. I've had this problem many, many times now. Usually ordering samples on alibaba. I don't know why they cannot use whatever service the aliexpress guys use, whatever it's faults it's cheap if you can wait a solid month.
I'm ordering bearings, motors, stuff like that. It has to be very particular parts in some cases that are not available from other sources.
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2023.06.11 02:35 t2scoop Need your thoughts?

Received a ride request from a girl at a hotel which is not uncommon in the area I work. As I'm pulling in, I notice she has sent me a message. The message reads in part, that she has a friend with her that needs dropped off on the way. As I pull up, I ask her if she added the stop to the ride. She says yes. When I click pickup, the stop shows up, right off the main road I would be on. Both her and a guy get in. 2 minutes into the ride, she asks if we can stop here as we pass an apartment complex. I said, no that's not our stop, so she adds it and I turn in. When I stop at an apartment the next stop has disappeared. Homeboy in the back says she just needs to get her kid from baby daddy. His words. Now I notice the other stop is gone. I asked him about it And I get the come on home it's on the way. I then told him to get out of my car (3 times) after being called a nger 4 or 5 times he got out. We all knew what they were doing. Thoughts?
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2023.06.11 02:35 Cole-Spudmoney Fixing Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith with only minor to moderate changes

Since rewatching Revenge of the Sith about a year ago I've come to appreciate it more in a lot of ways. In particular I've warmed up to the idea of Anakin's fall to the dark side being motivated by wanting the power to save Padmé, because of his own fear of losing people, rather than being a simple "seduced by power for power's sake" situation as it was presented in the original trilogy. It's a much more interesting concept... in theory, anyway. There are still two major problems with its execution:
  1. It overshadows everything else motivating Anakin's choice to turn against the Jedi and join the dark side.
  2. Anakin goes full-on evil far too quickly, leaping right from panicked despair over helping kill Mace Windu to slaughtering little kids in the space of an hour or so.
  3. Anakin seems to lose his original motivation almost immediately, as is particularly shown in his last conversation with Padmé on Mustafar.
What I want to do here is not a complete rewrite or reimagining. It's just an adjustment of all the stuff that's already there in Revenge of the Sith but not used to its full potential.
The first really important change I'll make is in the scene where Palpatine reveals himself to Anakin as the Sith lord. Rather than just being like "Join me and I can save Padmé", Palpatine should be doing everything he can to reinforce the trust they'd already established with each other: saying "All I want is to bring order and security to the galaxy", and "In all the years we have known each other I have never lied to you", and so on. Anakin is still conflicted, so he still reports Palpatine to the Jedi, but he needs to be able to have genuine loyalty to Palpatine rather than just making it an obvious deal-with-the-devil situation.
So when Anakin walks in on the Mace-vs-Palpatine duel, it should be Anakin himself who kills Mace Windu outright rather than just cutting his hand off and having Palpatine finish the job with Force-lightning. It needs to be Anakin's deliberate choice to side with Palpatine over the Jedi Order, out of the genuine belief that the Jedi had been holding him back and manipulating him, and that they'd been plotting to take over the Republic (which, as we see in the movie, isn't entirely false) and so need to be completely purged root-and-branch. Anakin should not appear to be throwing himself on Palpatine's mercy: he's long believed Palpatine to be wise and just, and now he's going all-in on that existing loyalty.
So Anakin (who notably doesn't have his Sith name yet) is sent to the Jedi Temple – but his role is to destroy the defences on the Temple gates, so that the clone troopers can pour in and do the dirty work of massacring everyone inside. As I said before, Anakin isn't that far gone yet: he's only been a Sith apprentice for about an hour.
We'll then have the brief scene that night with Anakin and Padmé before he leaves Coruscant to go slaughter the remaining Separatist leadership (who are not on Mustafar, but elsewhere). And the next day, Palpatine announces the founding of the Empire.
And now, crucially, we'll skip forward in time a few months. Anakin is now hunting down the remaining Jedi who initially escaped Order 66, and now he's progressed to killing kids: we'll actually see him cut down a Master and Padawan. He's using the Sith name of Darth Vader and fighting with a red lightsaber – and he's wearing the familiar Vader mask with voice-changer, but with a black hooded robe rather than the suit and stackhat. Meanwhile, Padmé is now very close to being due, and has formed a secret political alliance with Bail Organa and Mon Mothma. She and Anakin have grown distant; their last conversation is not unlike their last one from the movie except with no Force-choking, and it ends with them at an impasse. Anakin also leaves his old blue lightsaber with her now, saying that their unborn child can wield it in the glorious new society they will build.
Anakin has to leave now, though, because Obi-Wan has been on the run all this time and has just been tracked down to Mustafar. Anakin starts off wearing the Vader mask but takes it off almost immediately. He thinks that Obi-Wan has been sadly misguided by the Jedi Order all his life, which makes him dangerous to the security of the Empire regardless of their personal history together. Their duel ends a bit differently, as they make their way up to the rim of a volcano – Obi-Wan ends up stabbing Anakin right though the chest, pretty much destroying his lungs and severing his spine; Anakin then falls into the volcano, lands on an outcropping in the crater and is motionless as he catches fire, making it seem to Obi-Wan that he's got to be dead. When Palpatine arrives and sees the state of Anakin he says something like "We'll salvage what we can". Then, when Anakin is revived in the Vader suit, Palpatine says something like "Do you remember who you are?" and Vader replies "I am... Darth Vader." It's a more subtle sign that despite Anakin's original motivation being his fear of loss, his actions have caused him to lose everything including his own identity. It also preserves a bit of mystery for the viewer watching chronologically: exactly what is the deal with Vader anyway? Does he remember his life as Anakin at all? Was he saved from death by Darth Plagueis's thing that Palpatine had been talking about earlier? Given that Palpatine said "salvage", could Vader just be Anakin's clone? These questions are set up to be answered in The Empire Strikes Back confirming that he is Anakin and remembers everything.
Speaking of preserving mystery, the twins are not named on screen in this movie. Well, Luke can be, but Leia definitely isn't. Padmé is quickly taken away from Coruscant as soon as the Mustafar duel happens. She doesn't die, but after Anakin's apparent death she's in a deep depression and just reacts numbly when she's told that the twins need to be separated for their own protection. We know that Luke will go to his uncle and aunt; we don't explicitly find out where Leia and Padmé will go into hiding, only that Bail Organa will arrange it.
Some other points:
(I originally posted this fix about a year ago, the day after rewatching Revenge of the Sith for the first time in years, but it was soon removed because it was the wrong day of the week. I've only made a few changes to wording: the ideas are the same. Before the original post was removed a commenter explained the intention behind how the actual movie structured Anakin's fall to the dark side, how it was all about his fear overcoming his capacity for love and how his immediate leap to committing atrocities was an expression of his self-loathing et cetera et cetera – and okay, I understand, but I honestly think that was dumb and melodramatic and not how people actually behave, so I'm changing it.)
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2023.06.11 02:35 Birddoghaus Finally: A Light at the End of the Tunnel!

In one month I will arrive at the one year mark of having suffered a catastrophic series of injuries that ruined my life in every conceivable way. In July 2022 I ruptured my ACL and then suffered from a near-fatal staph infection after the repair that then ruptured my same leg's quadriceps tendon and left me completely disabled. I was a bartender who lived a very comfortable life; after my injuries I was unable to work at all and spent months battling staph aureus that continued to come back despite IV antibiotic treatments through a PICC. For a bout I abused pain killers before I instead ate edibles until I slept for 14-15 hours a day, in pain and miserable when awake. When I was finally recovered enough to do basic work I took an armed security job that still put me at less than 25k a year.
My finances tanked. Medical bills piled up. I couldn't even afford to be in a relationship with anyone or *start* a relationship. I wasn't even able to train the sport I love or use exercise as a coping mechanism. I lost my truck, had to live with my mother for 7 months being cared for throughout my injury and so until I was decently healed had to abandon the home I'd been renting. I was severely depressed and in the darkest place my life has ever brought me.
And after the worst year of my life, I can finally see hope budding again. By almost pure chance I was offered a new job that will put me--fingers-crossed--at nearly 85-90k with full benefits. I have orientation on Monday, I've turned the corner on my injury, and things are finally seeming like they may one day be okay again.
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2023.06.11 02:35 IgnoramusPolymath Another "One-Way Speed of Light" post for your dissection (apologies!)

Preamble (feel free to skip)

Firstly, I would like to apologise for posting a topic like this; I have read through many of the "Is this the solution to the one-way speed of light?" threads already posted on this subreddit and have seen the comments gradually growing more exasperated at having to deal with yet another thread about this, so I would like to say sorry for adding to that. I promise that, if I was smart enough to figure out myself why this wouldn't work, then I wouldn't post it here.
Secondly, I would like to clarify that I don't think that this is a solution. I have posted it here because the people here seem to be better-educated than me and have a more indepth knowledge of the physics surrounding the problem, and so would be more likely to help me understand why this wouldn't work, if that makes sense?
Thirdly, this doesn't contain a way to measure the one-way speed of light, just an attempt to try and determine if there is a discrepancy in the one-way speed of light in different directions. (See point 6 below)

The Problem™ (or my understanding of it)

In the video that Veritasium posted, he set up a hypothetical scenario, within which there were some guidelines on what is possible within this hypothetical scenario:
(1) There is a way to fire a laser over 1km of perfect vacuum
1:47 - "Imagine you have a laser that can fire a beam through a perfect vacuum for 1km."
(2) Electronics that are "together" can be synced perfectly.
2:42 - "Start with the clocks together and sync them up first."
(3) Clocks can react instantaneously to the presence of laser light:
1:53 - "Start a timer the instant you fire the laser beam, and then, exactly when it hits the end, stop the clock."
2:08 - "OK, so you need two clocks: one at the laser and one at the end which stops automatically when it detects the laser light."
There are also guidelines on what is not possible within this hypothetical scenario:
(4) Electronics cannot be synced "remotely"/at a distance.
2:19 - "You could connect them via a wire and send a pulse from one to the other, but that pulse will travel at the speed of light so it will arrive with a time delay."
(5) Electronics that move relative to one-another are no longer synced.
2:53 - "The clock at the finish line was moving with respect to the one at the start, and special relativity tells us: moving clocks tick slow relative to stationary observers."
10:42 - "How about starting with synchronised clocks in the middle and moving them apart with equal and opposite speeds? [...] This only works if the speed of light in each direction is the same; if the speed of light depends on direction, then so does time dilation."
Finally, there is the question being posed:
(6) The broader question is whether or not you could figure out there was a discrepancy in the one-way speed of light in different directions, rather than what the one-way speed of light is in a given direction:
4:21 - "What if the speed of light in this direction is from the speed of light in this direction?" 4:33 - "The question is: could you figure it out?"
Therefore, any "solution" proposed should be compatible with these guidelines.
I acknowledge that some of these are impractical (like a km of perfect vacuum) or otherwise not actually possible (such as the "instantaneous reaction" of clocks, etc.), and their impact on any actual measurements in the real world might be more than negligible (although I'm not sure to what degree this is true).

Some thoughts on a possible "solution"

Here is a rough diagram of the "solution" that I am suggesting.
(Credit to Veritasium for the graphics!)
On the "start" end of the 1km stretch, there is a pair of lasers:
  • The lasers are identical in specification.
  • They are positioned alongside one-another, with their beams parallel to one another.
  • The lasers are synced to fire their beams at exactly the same instant.
  • The lasers, once synced, are not moved with respect to one-another.
At the "finish" end of the 1km stretch, there is a pair of clocks/timers:
  • The timers are identical in specification.
  • The timers can react instantaneously in the presence of laser light.
  • The timers are positioned alongside one-another and are lined up to match the two lasers 1km away.
  • The timers are synced so that their clock measurements are identical.
  • The timers, once synced, are not moved with respect to one-another.
In the 1km stretch itself:
  • The stretch is exactly 1km.
  • As in the video, there is a perfect vacuum between the laser and the timer, and this remains the case for the first of the two laser beams.
  • For the second laser beam, rather than a vacuum, there is a medium placed inbetween the laser and the timer:
    • The refractive index of the medium is greater than one.
    • The medium is flawlessly homogenous, giving it a constant refractive index along its length.
    • The laser is lined up with the medium in such a way that the angle of incidence/refraction is 0° (such that the path the laser follows is the same as if the medium were not there).
Finally, for the complete setup:
  • It has 3DoF (can be rotated/reoriented freely in space).
  • It can be locked securely into any orientation selected for the duration of the experiment.
The experiment would then be to fire both lasers, note the time difference between the two timers, then repeat in different direction(s) to see if the time difference is the same across all of them or not.
NOTE: This is based solely on my understanding that the speed of light through a medium is a fixed fraction of the speed of light through a vacuum (e.g. for a medium with a refractive index of 2, the speed of light through the medium would be 0.5c). This may be entirely incorrect.
For these examples, the refractive index of the medium is 2.
SCENARIO 1: In the case where the speed of light in a vacuum in the measured direction is c, the time difference measured would be 3,335.641 ns
SCENARIO 2: In the case where the speed of light in a vacuum in the measured direction is 0.8c, the time difference measured would be 4,167.008 ns
SCENARIO 3: In the case where the speed of light in a vacuum in the measured direction is 1.2c, the time difference measured would be 2,779.805 ns
Basically, if there is a difference in the speed of light between two given directions, then there should be a difference in the time difference measured between the two timers in each of the directions.
This solution has been stuck in my head for about a year now and I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work (outside of the practical stuff like constructing a 1km freely-rotating perfect vacuum chamber, etc.), so I have decided to post it so that I can find out why it won't work and free up the part of my brain that's been occupied by this solution.


Shoot two synchronised lasers parallel to one-another simultaneously -- one across a vacuum and the other through a medium -- towards two synchronised timers and measure the difference in time it takes for the two beams to arrive at the timers. Reorient the whole setup and repeat. If there's a disparity, it may be due to differences in the speed of light in different directions. If not, then I guess the speed of light is the same in the two directions?
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2023.06.11 02:35 asterism-io should I watch this movie wo my sister

I'm gonna get to the point 😭 I (15)want to watch spiderman into the spiderverse and no one in my house is interested in this type of movie. my friends dont watch these movies. my older sister (let's call her.. A) isn't willing to spend money on it but she promised me that she will watch it with me once it's out on streaming devices. but since I'm a huge nerd I really wanna watch a multiverse movie once in my life. I imagine just all the colors and animation and my brain starts tormenting me again. it's nonstop and the fanart everywhere I go isn't helping, the brainrot is continuous.
so my other- older sister (oldest lol) husband (I think he would be my brother in law?) said he liked part one and he likes superhero movies as well and doesn't mind the animation. he's also a nerd, great guy, and nowadays is stressed out by his job. so he was like hey why don't we watch it next Sunday?
and I was like omg wait this sounds great. I can watch a movie with someone who is like a brother to me and we both can have fun . but then i start feeling guilty. you see, sister A is like my best friend ever. I find it hard to make friends and she's always there for me. so I kinda feel like I'm betraying her in a way?? idk. it's just weird I'm gonna be out having fun without her.
on the other hand, sister A insists I go, and she does not gaf and that I should seriously go if I want to . she will not mind.
but I still feel guilty. should I go? this isn't even that serious but I'm just wondering if it will be right to just leave her at home while I go and watch this movie. I feel like im being selfish and I can just ignore the movie brainrot. but at the same time i feel like this could be a great memory. so Idk
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2023.06.11 02:34 TheIronLS CK3 Console Edition is the most broken game I have ever played.

It is as the title says - not once have I personally played a game as broken as this. I write this after losing a 5th save to this game breaking, fortunately not one that was in the 1300’s but instead one that hadn’t even got to the year 1000.
The amount of both gamebreaking and just generally buggy parts of this game that I continuously have to face is honestly incredible - audio bugs, cumbersome menus, freezing, the game acting like I’ve never played it before, low resolution characters on the main menu and of course the worst offender by far: the complete disappearance of my saves on a regular basis. I’m sure there are plenty more that I’ve forgotten to mention but those are the main ones off the top of my head.
I would be fine if it was just a few of the more minor issues that kept popping up, I’d be able to ignore it, but when you have this many bugs and put gamebreaking issues like the constant crashes and complete deletion of saves on top of it there comes a point where it’s completely unacceptable.
Here is how my last save went - boot up the game, be greeted with the privacy policy and paradox account linking despite having played the game multiple times before, see some low resolution characters from a save that didn’t just disappear for no reason and start a new game. I see the tutorial message pop up and spam click through it all before picking Kraków in 867 to do a Polish game. Do some conquering and usual stuff before the game decides to randomly crash. Go back onto it and go through the privacy policy and paradox account linking messages again - rinse and repeat about 4-5 times. Every time I go back onto the military screen after launch king the save again I get asked if I want to use automated or manual. At times the audio will glitch and start repeating a very short section so I have to mute the game. I’ll be in a menu deciding who to marry and I can’t select anything so I have to leave the menu and go back onto it again. Eventually at some point the game will auto save as usual but never finish - at this point all hope is lost and the save is gone. It’s infuriating and this is how it goes nearly every time.
Why should I keep playing a game when I almost know for a fact that the experience is going to be subpar and I’ll end up losing all my progress part way through anyway? Lab42 needs to do something because the state of this port is appalling and I think we all deserve better.
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2023.06.11 02:34 Ubermenschz Right approach? (Fullstack VS front/back)

What's the right approach iyo? I want to learn programming, I have zero knowledge. I've searched the internet, and here's what I've learned: some people suggest that I should learn the fundamentals of both front-end and back-end, thereby becoming a full-stack web developer. They also mention that it would probably take me 6-7 months to learn the fundamentals and two frameworks - one for the front-end and one for the back-end. They argue that all beginners, even those wanting to be front-end engineers, should understand some fundamental concepts in computer science and software development that are commonly taught while learning back-end engineering. Thus, being equipped with this knowledge, you become more flexible and can work on personal projects with ease, building web apps because you would understand the back-end, while front-end developers who only know front-end stacks are limited in this sense. On the other hand, others suggested that I should concentrate on either front-end or back-end. They argue that I could learn more during the time I focus on one field and one framework. The main argument was that if someone wants a career switch, it would be easier and faster to learn web development fundamentals, learn one front-end technology or library such as React.js, build some website front-ends, and then try to get a first job as a front-end web developer. Pros: - Comprehensive understanding of web development and how different parts of a web application interact. - Flexibility in job roles; you can work on a variety of tasks. - Better potential to work on solo projects or as a freelancer, since you can handle all aspects of development. - As technology is converging, many companies look for developers who can handle both sides of the development process.
Cons: - The breadth of knowledge required is large; it could be overwhelming for beginners. - It may take more time before you feel competent in your skills and ready to apply for jobs. - You may become a "jack of all trades, master of none," where you know a little about a lot but are not an expert in any one area.
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2023.06.11 02:34 radjl Help me freeze my challah lol

So I make challah for shabbat every week. Ive got a 4 and 2 year old and it's part of what ĺgoes into making shabbat special for them (they usually devour a whole loaf at kabbalat shabbat, cream cheese sandwiches on shabbat, French toast on Sunday, etc).
Well I'm 35 weeks pregnant now and realizing with the 3d kid I THINK I'm about to miss some weeks lol.
What's the best way for me to freeze some unbaked loaves so that we can have it in the months after we become a family of five? Here's the process - any advice about when to freeze and then how long/in what order etc yo defrost and bake would be appreciated.
  1. Mix ingredients by hand; knead in bread maker.
  2. 1st rise for roughly 1.5 hours (less in the summer).
  3. Punch down, divide, braid, cover.
  4. 2nd rise, roughly 1 hour.
  5. Cook for 25 minutes at 350. That cooking time works well for four medium-small loaves baking at the same time. do I do?
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2023.06.11 02:34 Reasonable_Worry_385 What to do during the summer before freshman year of college?

Summer has begun and will continue until September. In July, I will be relocating to a new country and city near my university, a place in which I am not familiar with at all. Considering that my friends are likely to be occupied during the summer, I anticipate not being able to spend much time with them.
Throughout August, I have absolutely no scheduled events or commitments—a whole month with no plans. However, my mother is quite cautious about me going out frequently, especially in this city that she perceives as somewhat dangerous. She insists that I only go out with my older cousin, who is familiar with the area. The predicament lies in the fact that my cousin and I are not particularly close, and she is a working mom with a busy schedule. I don't want to burden her.
What suggestions do you have for me? I would appreciate some ideas that don't involve sleep, as oversleeping tends to make me feel down.
td;lr: 17F Seeking Advice for Summer Plans in an Unfamiliar City
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2023.06.11 02:33 t1gerrr Ukrainian national looking for a sponsor. Will be arriving alone.

I'm a Ukrainian national currently residing in Denmark, and I'm incredibly eager to make my move to the USA. Despite the controversies surrounding the country, my fascination with the USA has never wavered. While Canada may be an option for some, I firmly believe that the USA is where I truly belong. Let me tell you why.
The USA embodies a vibrant culture, a diverse society, and vast opportunities that speak for themselves. These aspects have always resonated deeply with me, and I'm ready to embrace them wholeheartedly. The political climate, gun control issues, and weaker social support systems don't intimidate me. I have full confidence in my work ethic, experience, and fluency in English to overcome any challenges that may come my way.
I want to assure you that I am fully prepared for this journey. I won't burden anyone as I have no family coming with me, and I possess the necessary funds to support myself until I secure employment. The only assistance I may require is guidance with the paperwork upon arrival, such as obtaining a driver's license, Social Security Number (SSN), and insurance.
Over the past five years, I have gained valuable experience working at an IT helpdesk. Currently, I'm also engaged in a construction job here in Denmark to save up for my new beginning in America. I'm open-minded when it comes to job opportunities and would consider roles in the oil field, construction, logistics, or any other fields that may be available. While I don't possess a degree at the moment, I am committed to pursuing one, preferably through the accelerated program at WGU, once I settle down a bit.
Lastly, if any of you wonderful individuals have any insights or connections that could assist me in finding a sponsor for the Uniting for Ukraine program, it would mean the world to me. This program not only allows me to chase my dreams but also acts as a powerful bridge between Ukraine and the United States, fostering friendship and cooperation between our nations during such an important time.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read my story. Your support and guidance will make a significant difference in turning my aspirations into a reality.
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2023.06.11 02:33 Sufficient_Elk_6640 Just had the craziest experience of my life

First time I have ever had a lucid dream. I stand up from my couch where I fell asleep and I can see myself asleep on my couch and then i’m sort of teleported to somewhere that I don’t clearly remember. These parts are all foggy though, but as i’m going along I finally realize i’m not really experiencing any of it. I find my friend, I ask him “are you real” it wasn’t my friends voice. He looks me in the eyes and says “It has never been real” still in his not-real voice. I wake up again, I’m talking to my mom But my mom and dad are both in Atlanta Georgia (I’m from Michigan) .Then I’m back to the road I was riding my bike on with my friends earlier in the day. But it just feels different for some reason. Then i’m walking down this tall, long, brick hallway seeing people I know in these rooms along the sides. I get to the end and I’m awake. Now i’m actually awake at this point. I’m struggling to comprehend what happened. It felt like I was there for days. Anyone know if this was just a lucid dream, or was it something different?
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2023.06.11 02:33 Mistgexko Build advice please!!!

Hi! I'm building a PC for the first time, and I need some advice - my boyfriend (who is much more familiar with hardware than I am haha) helped me put together a build on PC Part Picker ( and I'm wondering if theres any way to bring it down to around 800 or at least between 8-900 without tanking performance? I'd like to have a little bit of room in my performance to try and "future proof" my build for now. I don't need *great* performance, I mostly want to play Horizon Zero Dawn and Fallen Order on medium-high settings if possible. Thanks in advance!
Link to PC part picker build again -
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2023.06.11 02:33 Young_and_Free22 My adoptive mom is controlling and annoying

I’m new at this and just needed some help. I’m a 22 year old trans man who was adopted at birth. Once I turned 16 my adoptive mom started being very controlling and abusive to me. A couple years later once she found out I’m part of the LGBT community her abuse got worse on me. Jumping to this year she has started harassing my partner and me about me getting disability for my autism. I’m a functioning young adult who can do stuff on my own but she still wants me to get into disability. My partner and I don’t know how to tell her that if I’m on disability then to me it feels like everything is being taken away from me. I do have a job that I enjoy and even though my adoptive mom says I’ll be able to work a full time job still while on disability I still feel like it’ll end up being taken away from me. What should I do about it? She’s extremely frustrating and causes my partner and me stress to where we have been ignoring her text messages. She also keeps threatening to sell her place when she was going to let my partner and me live there rent free once she leaves so we have started looking for a house since we currently live in a rv using their mom’s electric and water connected to the rv. My partner and I just need help about what to do with me adoptive mom.
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2023.06.11 02:32 orangishmellow I emotionally abused and sexually assaulted my ex-bf with CPTSD and on the control wheel after he called me a hag and a deflated bag of pudding and verbally and physically abused me

[Trigger Warning: SA]
My therapist just told me I sexually assaulted my very recent ex-bf of almost 5 years. At first I thought he had taken what his therapist said out of context that "he sounded like a rape victim" because I told myself he said no, and we made up and had consensual sex. No. She said, "I coerced him and, that's sexual assault."
I was sexually assaulted as a child by my Mom's friends daughters and am just now processing the trauma with EMDR with my DBT therapist.
Hurt people DO hurt people.
I am ashamed and extremely sad I lost the best life partner I ever had.
It was a luxury to have him call me his gf.
Except for the red flags.
Daily morning sex was our rhythm for the first 12-18 months or so during the honeymoon phase. Then one day he thought I orgasmed and I didn't and he did. I wasn't thrilled about having to use my Hitachi that's when he first laid into me with verbal abuse and body shaming. He said he hated me and that I was a washed up hag and that after sex masturbates in the bathroom to pretty girls because he hates his life. I really don't know why ignored that red flag. Instead of listening, I let it eat at me and devour the relationship. I retaliated with emotionally abuse by distance, avoidance, and coercing him into sex to make me feel superficially better temporarily. I felt addicted to sex with him and wanted to fulfill his sexual desires instead of them being filled online in his hand. It had taken over me. My peers and therapist insisted that it wasn't sex addiction and normal. I am a demisexual and I was trying to push intimacy in a world where the foundation of emotional connection was shattered. We were wanting to go poly I was just waiting for him to get a job and start helping out before he started dating. It just seemed logical and when I told him that originally he said he respected that.
I am 18 years his senior and felt on top of the world confident before I got together with him.
I have been verbally abused before but not to this extent and never been body shamed. I felt trapped. By his controlling behavior and wild mood swings it felt like I was walking on eggshells. (I'm currently in the middle of reading 'Stop Walking on Eggshells'). It felt like a game I could just never win at. He also told me he felt like he was walking on eggshells. We both are working on anger control as well. Most all of the gifts he's ever given me or I've given him have been destroyed in one of his fits of rage.
I still believed/believe in his ultimate potential due to his extreme intelligence and eagerness to heal.
Over the years I naturally got closer with his family and reached out on several occasions for help by sending screenshots of his verbal abuse. Sometimes he would cut himself and I couldn't help him. I felt guilty for thinking he might need to be baker acted then guilty for thinking that he needed that and the repercussions of such a stigma on his record which is why I reached out for help. I overshared to the point of pushing his entire family away from him. I just wanted him to get the help that I couldn't help him with. I didn't know what else to do and now have immense guilt and shame for involving his family.
Our BPD got the best of us and we pushed each away before we could be abandoned by the other.
A few weeks ago, I didn't intend to break up with him it just happened. We hadn't filled our cups in over a week. I am the sole income for a household of 5 and full time student at an extremely intense medical manual therapy school and stress was beyond high financially and academically.
That is no excuse.
My ultimate goal is to be cool, calm, and collected 24x7.
There would be many days I would come home to a loving, happy partner and a cooked dinner and clean sink and many days I would come home to a verbal abuser with no dinner and dishes piled high.
I didn't care he didn't work. He helped around the house when asked and even though it was stressful financially I supported his career choices and license accruals and most everything else he expressed a desire to. Except the ones where he wanted to move to another state or country. I should have supported his desires for that looking back and not hold him back. I wanted to go with him. We both eventually would like to move out of the country. I'm working on getting my Italian citizenship right now. He loves my children and encouraged their growth as well. He was actively looking for work every day with ambitions of going to lineman and firefighting school. I was encouraging of him to start in May, that way we could both focus solely on school.
He recently got off all psych meds and shortly after I suspected he had low T. Instead of getting my labs done first I insisted he get his checked out first and he was. Now he's on HCG, working out, meditating, journaling, learning the DBT skills. I have been so proud of him. Our house has mold in it which I found out recently and was most likely contributing to our overall general depression and unideal lab work. My Doctor said it most likely contributed to his low T/low iron as well.
And then we didn't fill our cups. We hadn't cuddled or had physical affection/intimacy in days and I was starved. I played spoiled brat before he left for a weekend trip. I didn't even hug him goodbye. Tension was still high when he returned and instead of reconnecting we cuddled and napped. After awaking there was a miscommunication where he thought I was being rude and undermining (possibly B&W thinking). I didn't think I was but now think maybe it could have been some from my BPD that I was doing subconsciously?
He shutdown and said he hated me and hated living here.
After trying to calm him down and gently console him I opted to grab fast food for the littles and him to reconnect.
He hid in my backyard and again I tried to console him. He wanted his keys and to go (I assumed break up).
I went back in the house and locked the door not knowing when he would return and upon realizing he was locked out he started throwing his cheeseburger and fries everywhere. After working the day before doing 8 hours of physical labor for bill money I was so spent and beyond exhausted I threw the food onto the lawn and said, "I'm breaking up with you!" He asked for his keys and in a panic I asked him to get off my property and he could come back tomorrow. He didn't and slept in my backyard on cardboard instead.
Instead of using DEARMAN I broke up with him.
Instead of being a calm gentle wifey and ask him to please cool off on a walk I reacted.
Instead of opening my loving arms and saying please come in and I'll massage you I acted like my narcissistic mother.
Instead of coming together to support in the time of need for love we disconnected.
Both of our psyche was so fragmented we crashed and burned.
I am remembering all the good times - he seems to focus on the negative times which almost feels like disassociation because a lot of times we both seem to remember differently.
I feel the good aspects of the relationship by far outweighed the negative. I've never connected with another human as I did with him.
We held each other back by trying to control the other in an attempt to go from mono to poly and it was destructive, in our careers and social life by focusing more on the other than ourselves or loved ones, and financially by not instituting clear money boundaries and responsibilities.
We also lifted each other by encouraging massive self-growth and self-care however, and with a fiery passionate love.
We may have been trauma bonding but it felt so real and so connected.
I have been on a self-growth journey my entire life and never have I grown so much in the past 5 years than I have with this man. We were unhealed and angry but we were growing. Our goal was to stand next to each other supporting each other and not restricting the other while communicating effectively.
We were on our way with weekly individual, couples, and even family DBT.
EMDR has been helping process my unresolved trauma and I know it's going to take a while but I'm ready to finally heal from BPD. Dr. K says recovery rate is 91% after 10 years.
I'm ambitious to highly succeed and my goal is 3-5 years.
The hole in my heart hurts too much to ever have to go through this again

On a side note - I am definitely running solo for a while and only interested in healing, growing, and hitting my emotional, financial, schooling, and parenting goals. However, I recently logged into an old profile and re-downloaded a dating app that is to make friends and date to test his washed up hag theory.
Immediately my inbox was overflowing with messages from men saying how gorgeous and beautiful I am.
I may need reconstructive tt and breast lift surgery from 175 lb. extreme weight lost but I know I am beautiful both inside and out.
I tried to find validation in my significant other.
A death sentence.
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2023.06.11 02:32 IrreliventPerogi Deadhouse Gates: A First-Time Reader's Experience, Thoughts, and Observations - Book 1: Raraku Pt. 1

Book 1: Raraku


Another entry of Sayings of the Fool by Thenys Bule. I've wondered before what kind of Fool the title refers to; I'm now comfortable saying that these are sort of anti-proverbs, which are examples of folly that must be avoided in others. The fool swims across the desert sands, because he has "seen shells and the like//On this desert floor." Thus, he "swims this land's memory//Thus honoring its past." Curiously, the Fool recognizes the suicidal nature of the task, "For [he] shall drown long before//[he is] done." Also, he is not dying of dehydration, but specifically drowning. It is the past that shall kill him.
The Fool has prioritized honoring the past over his life, the present. Such seems to be our lesson, and given the following chapter (and I assume Book 1 as a whole) being filled with characters making drastic choices for the sake of the past, I feel like this is a most relevant, and thus ominous, warning.

Chapter 1

A new setting, a new cast. I'd known this before I'd started GotM, but it conceptually bothered me far less than it seems to bother others. You learned a new setting and cast in the first book, right? You'd be doing the same if you backed out for another series, right? Anyway, with longer scenes and samples, I can confidently say the prose, characterization, and dialogue are all much improved after a decade's training on Erikson's part. This all also feels very Dune-ish, as well. But without further ado...


A poem or excerpt of a poem titled The Path of Hands by Messremb (whom the Dramatis Personae tells us will make an appearance himself at some point) It ties rather closely with the opening scenes of the chapter, so I'll give my thoughts on this once we have some more context below.

The Chapter Itself

It is the next year, 1164 B.S. and what is locally called the Sixth of the Seven Years of Dryjhna, the Apocalyptic. We get some indication as to what this means later. Mappo Runt watches a rising plume of dust moving across the desert while informing his companion, Icarium, of what it is he sees. Flat-headed, long-necked, shaggy, and black with three legs, he judges it to be some creature known as an aptorian. He also berates Icarium for his running hairdye. Disguised as a Tanno, the seven-foot, Jaghut-blooded Icarium speculates that their passage has been marked by anyone caring or knowledgeable enough to guess who they are, but such could not be helped. The presence of the aptorian speaks to another impending convergence, one which Shadowthrone is inspecting. This particular creature, ranging wide of its pack, has seemingly fallen under the sway of Sha'ik. We get some slight information on who or what Sha'ik is, but not terribly much. They do hold an army out somewhere in the desert, by a watering hold the two aim to reach.
Icarium eyes his friend, a millennium old, and as a Trell, large with a shaggy mane down his neck and back, bearing long, sinuous arms. He recognizes reluctance in his friend, and calls it out. It seems the aptorian is a demon of sorts, and Mappo is reluctant to face such creatures. Icarium, in contrast, is driven by curiosity and would press forward. They pack up camp and enter the basin.
Later, by nightfall, the two continue into the desert, and we get some nice descriptions of the land and its fauna. resting in some ruins, the two prepare for tomorrow's search. Of note, the sand faintly glows to Mappo's eyes, so I assume Trells can see into infrared? We already knew his sight was much better from the previous scene, but this helps contextualize it. We get confirmation that the land is indeed littered with tels, as that's just how long-term civilization works, especially in a desert. Separated fairly evenly at fifty years apart, there was once a rich and powerful civilization that lived here. Many of the ruins tell of a swift and violent end, although the exact nature of this end is uncertain. From this time, legends of Dryjhna the Apocalyptic have formed, resurging once again across the Holy Desert Raraku.
Curiously, the ensuing thoughts of Mappo, despite their strangeness, are considered "familiar ruts" by the text. Thoughts that deny they can discover what occurred here, that they are "no closer" than they've ever been, and that he has no reason to doubt such thoughts. They're looking for something in the lost past, and the nature of that hunt has Mappo checking himself. In the courtyard, Icarium has found something. Tiny scratch marks along the base of a column, coordinated. Could these be the imprints of passage the Epigraph speaks of? This is enough to suggest to the two that there are D'ivers nearby, and we soon find out why. They even assume a specific D'iver, Gryllen. They anticipate more shapeshifters, and it is now that I should point out that all the characters of this storyline are designated as ON the Path of Hands, indicating that this is a literal path/route which is part of some ritual or ceremony. One which seems to attract many shapeshifters, which is described here as "the fever for which there is no cure." The references to Ascendancy both here and in the epigraphs seem to indicate that this path has some ties with that as well. They also reference gates (Deadhouse Gates?) which some believe offer Ascendancy.
Speculation Time:
The Path of Hands is a path that leads to an Azath. Not the Deadhouse but the Odhanhouse in Seven Cities. Namely, because they themselves are near Pan'potsun Odhn, and are, well, in Seven Cities, lol. There is a belief that entering the fickle gates of an Azath provides ascendancy. Considering Shadowthrone and the Rope entered the Deadhouse, and Shadowthrone is evidently interested in the goings on here, there likely isn't nothing to the idea, but Icarium and Mappo seem to be heading for it for some other reason. Namely, Icarium's eternal goal, which we receive some indication of.
Icarium has lived for centuries, possibly millennia,* yet cannot remember his own past (whether this is because of magic shenanigans is currently unknown, but immortals with a mundane/finite memory are one of my favorite niche tropes in fiction so I'm all in on this storyline. It may be that he inherited a Jaghut lifespan and a human/whatever memory, causing this, but the continual reference to a curse may very well be literal) and seems to be seeking a way to recover them for what seems are personal reasons. Mappo seems to regret something in his or Icarium's past, considering his friend's curse a gift.
*This also makes his question "how long have we been friends?" into a bit of fun foreshadowing rather than just the tired "catch the audience up" question. He's legitimately asking on top of the rhetorical device.
A pack of six wolves follows them into the ruins, betrayed by their scent to be shapeshifters, or rather, one shapeshifter in six bodies. D'ivers, it seems, change into groups of animals, be it a swarm of rats or a pack of wolves. Absolutely sick. They recognize the shapeshifter as Ryllandaras, but he does not recognize them. The Trell offers to open their discourse, calling him the brother of Treach (an ascendant himself, the "First Hero") whom thought him dead. The creature responds psychically, promising to kill them, but curious of their story. They seem to feign ignorance of one another, an alliance of convenience rather then friendship, boasting that they'd be able to take him on. They do soon give up the charade, calling one another by name as a final intimidation tactic, and this dissuades the pack from taking them on. We get the implication that Icarium resorting to violence would be a very bad thing for everyone involved, such that Mappo is sworn to prevent such an occurrence. The D'ivers does not seem to recognize Sha'ik, and seems to think killing it's aptorian is no big deal. We leave Mappo and Icarium for the chapter with their disagreeing with that diagnosis, but allowing Ryllandaras to pass regardless.
The next morning, the Imperial Harbor of Hissar is filled with a fresh transport of troops, surrounded by native tribesmen and women armed and shouting, building towards a riot. Such are the musings of Imperial Historian Duiker, the same man who defended Heboric in his trial. Meeting him is Mallick Rel, advisor to the local High Fist, also named as a jhistal priest of the Elder god of the seas. That he was merely greeted by the advisor was a calculated insult. Curiously, this adviser has quickly ascended the ranks to get where he is, inviting countless dark rumors of what he may hold over the High Fist, such that any who stood in Rel's way seemed to meet an accidental end. With the ship now unloading is the new Fist of the 7th, Cotaline of the Crow Clan. Although Duiker doubts his capacity to navigate the political web of the Empire, we shall soon see he is more than adept at cowing the locals.
Mallick Rel near immediately insults the man, his words smooth and insidious. The historian remembers his quick-formed dislike of the creature. Rel informs him that the Empress has no active machinations in Hissar, whatever his source. Duiker is here to observe the new batch of prisoners bound for the Otataral Mines. It doesn't seem like a stretch to assume this is the same ship that Felisin and co. were boarded onto. Mages were often used in the Otataral mines so that they may double as a containment facility. While the mages within often went mad, it is unkown if this was from Otatartal changes or Warren deprivation. With the new batch containing so many muggles, long-term Otataral exposure can be studied in depth.
The two are approached by two more, an unnamed rough-looking captain and the lone surviving Cadre mage of the 7th, Kulp. The two newcomers express significant distaste for their new Fist and the Wickan people as a whole. MR inserts himself into the conversation to note that Coltaine is an odd choice, given the tension between the two groups as well as the Wickan's status as formerly one of the Empire's strongest rivals. But Duiker comments that this is not at all strange, Coltaine was the one to unite the clans and establish a rebellion, one the Empire had a terrible time putting down. The Emperor, in his usual fashion, acquired Coltaine's loyalty through unknown means. While the man was placed in Quon Tali backwaters to rot after Laseen's coup, the degredation of events on Genebackis necessitates the maintenance of order on Seven Cities at all costs, hence, the skilled local Coltaine is placed back in command in the face of the prophesied rebellion.
The man himself approaches the seething mob, who had been continuously escalating their hostilities over the course of the above conversation. With a sheer undulating shout he manages to quell them; compelling them to fall in line and quietly move out. Admiring this show of skill, the four comment on it, with the captain mentioning how Coaltine's political savvy matches his savage people skills. Mallick Rel thanks him for the advice. I must admit, despite spending several paragraphs describing how loathsome the man is, that his directness and frankness, calibrated to match the new energy of the conversation such to drop everyone's defenses was very well done. I myself didn't note the Captains blunder until it was pointed out. He may be a schemer but his people and manipulation skills match.
Elsewhere, sailing down from the Skara isles, our Bridgeburner crew of Crokus, Apsalar, Fiddler, and Kalam continue their journey home-ish. Fiddler, for his part, is bored and seasick, internally lamenting his presence. Crokus and Moby attempt to comfort him, with minimal success. The monkey/demon, for his part, has adopted the sapper as many creatures do.* Fid's internal monologue is a delight to read BTW. He internally frets over their coming excursion in 7C, and all the danger the continent posses.
*While I mentioned this before, it is weird to me that Mammot's familiar is just hanging around after his death. There's something there.
Apsalar calls out a school of flying fish, running from something large. Kalam mentions that its odd the hunting fish would themselves be hunted round these parts, being apex predator's in the area. The dherabi of Seeker's Deep hunt them, but they never come out into water this shallow, or on the opposite side of the continent. Unfortunately, a dhenrabi, one who's scent betrays it as Soultaken, far more massive than any natural creature, appears and begins pursuing them. I will say, this is some excellent creature design. Sure, it's "just" a centipede sea serpent, but the added details of how it swims/sinks with filling/emptying it's caprice with air, along with how it uses this to hunt is the kind of creative and interesting detail that makes this stand out without devolving into an exposition dump.
Interestingly, the Soultaken uses the opportunity to out itself by communicating with them. Fiddler uses the opportunity to warn the creature not to approach. It ignores his warning, moving in for the kill, and promptly has it's head blown off by Fiddler using a munition. My guy is just wandering around a fantasy world with a backpack of thermite grenades while being vaguely unimpressed with all the wizard shenanigans he come across. What an excellent character. As an aside, I assume this particular Soultaken was heading much in the same direction the others were, for whatever reason. I also wonder if they survive the deaths of their animal forms. Hours later, they notice some ridders on the coast, a Malazan messenger and his guards. The two Bridgeburners comunicate through glances, one touch I like with this is how Kalam's messages, while clear, are in Fiddler's pattern of speech, as we're in his head.
I'll note the likely importance of whatever this messenger is hoping to convey, but not speculate as there's nothing to speculate about. Also, Blue Moranth are apparently a thing (although they may have received a passing mention in GotM, now that I think on it) and the route that Fiddler internaly lays out gives us a rough idea of some of the geography of this world. Crokus attempts to make small talk, giving the audience a peek into the Bridgeburner's last time on 7C. The time when Kalam and Quick Ben were on the opposing side, the T'lan Imass marched for the Emporor, and somehow, the two were folded into the Bridgeburners themselves. I'll also note the mention of the "Seven Holy Falah'dan" for later. Fiddler demands the boy be quiet, as "all wars are ugly, but that one was uglier than most." Kalam himself only revealed these details while drunk.
Crokus, thwarted from one line of communication, demands that the BBs explain why they're passing almost completely through the wrong continent on their way home. They explain that they intend to assassinate Empress Laseen. Apsalar takes to this well, muscle memory brining an old smirk of Sorry's to the forefront all the while. She remembers that Kalam himself was a master assassin, high ranking within both his time under a Falah'dan and in the Claw, and is thus confident in his skills. For whatever reason, their plans and preparations begin in 7C with the rebellion. Whatever it is they intend to do here is in accordance with Quick Ben's (who can apparently just warp wherever) scheme he was cooking up at the close of GotM. For the sake of Darujhistan, Crokus agrees to the plot; and so we leave them as they land upon the coast.
Well this has been one heck of a setup! Expanding the world while still being constrained to what's been referenced before. Shapeshifters are racing an immortal amnesiac down the Path of Hands, rebellion is closer than ever, and our good old Bridgeburners are scheming to take the Empire down from the head. I, for one, cannot wait to see how it all unfolds!
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2023.06.11 02:32 grenskaxo WSIB: game to play alot of hours

bascially i like a games to play alot of hours with with pvp, pve contnet , leaderboards, ranked/competetive pvp i guess.
my go to games for this :
diablo 4 ( well yeah its the hot topic right now but endgame can be boring ish? but i guess ill just expirement with builds and maybe just like lvl up druids and rogue to just like expirement with their builds too)
Genshin impact ( ok so recenlty the update has added alot of stuff to do now you can have the tcg arena hwich is like bascially like hearthstone and minigame mario party like modes where you jsut beat the time by collecting coins yeah pretty fun update)
roblox ( yeah i know but the game modes makes me just want to come back just for shits and giggles)

ff16 (mostly cause its gonna have the arcade mode after you beat the game and tis bascially like how fast you can beat this part and boss and its gonna have leader boards but the downside is timed exclusive so its not on pc just meh.)

honkai star rail ( good but its done now the update is just well pull this limited time gacha banner to keep her so yeah tahts all there is )
but yea thanks for the suggestions
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