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2011.04.15 04:06 xenocidal Talk about your new books!

This is the place to share your new purchases, recent additions, and pictures of your book shelves! Discuss the merits of each title and drool over other's finds.
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2011.03.20 09:34 BookCollecting: A subreddit for the serious collector!

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2011.07.12 22:37 Kingkiller Chronicle

This subreddit is dedicated to everything related to The Kingkiller Chronicle, a fantasy trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss, telling the biography of "Kvothe", an adventurer, arcanist and musician.
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2023.05.28 07:21 Takosannn Me experience from about 12 years ago.

Well after reading a bunch of stories I kind of wanted to share my experience and maybe hear thoughts about it from other people. I do have 2 separate stories where I had things happen to me throughout months. This story will be when I was about ten years old living in San Diego.
Anyways the first night something strange happened was after my surgery around august as I was about to enter 5th grade. I get home and as I was about to go to bed my parents ask me if I can walk up the stairs and I say no I struggle, but honestly it was just cuz I prefer sleeping on the floor then an actual bed and I still do. Around maybe 3/4 in the morning I randomly woke up and I hear a laughter coming towards a closet. I kind of was hoping it was one of my moms Halloween decorations went off as my mom was obsessed with Halloween and had a bunch of decorations. I’d say maybe like 5 minutes later I hear some scratching on the couch directly behind me then my dad walks down maybe like about thirty minutes later to get ready for work and I tell him what happened just for him to search the house and find nothing.
Things go on for months and it’s always little things like seeing shadows as I’m in the shower. There was also this one time where I was hanging off the ladder of the top bunk upside down and that was scary waking up to or another time when I’m asleep I wake up to me basically punching a shelf. Me punching the shelf I can understand as maybe it was an involuntary movement but hanging upside down from my bunk bed seems pretty hard to do and that was also the only time that has happened to me not entirely sure if these two instances had anything to do with what I’ve experienced but when it happened it just felt super strange to me.
Ok so now the last thing to ever happen to me or at least last thing I noticed was the most strangest thing to happen to me in my life. I can’t really remember around when it happened but basically I’m lying down in my bed as I’m trying to sleep then all of a sudden my vision goes black. I was confused and scared thinking I went blind as I knew my eyes were wide open then about ten seconds later my vision basically turned into something like infrared vision. The whole room was blue except for a guy who looked like they were sitting down on a box in my closet. The door was closed and I wanted to get up to open my door or at least make a run for it downstairs. People have told me it could’ve been sleep paralysis but I had full control over my body so to me that doesn’t really make much sense I was just too scared to do anything so I pretended to be asleep and after maybe like ten minutes later my vision went back to normal.
That’s my story thank you for reading if you did. Sorry if the story is long but I wanted to share every thought as well and maybe hear inputs from other people as well.
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2023.05.28 07:07 prasannarajaram Planning to buy vaccum cleaner

I'm new to buying a vaccum cleaner, so please bear with me..
I want to clean the fine dust that accumulates in the house. I want this to be usable by the women in the family as well. So I'm looking for your recommendations.
I borrowed the big ones from my sister and tried but it was too heavy to lift for extended amounts of time.
Do we need it to be big create the suction or can small handheld are also good enough for the task.
Main location is jannal, book shelf, top of electronic equipment like tv, netlons and something like that. We sweep the house manually using broom so that function is not needed.
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2023.05.28 07:07 Fancy_Sky6302 How to layout this room

We’re moving into a new space this week and I need some advice. I do most of my work from home via videoconference and I’m struggling with where to place my desk. Ideally, I’d like to face the front window so that I can see the view and also not have the large French door or the closet door in the view of my camera. The desk is 48” x 24” x 30” (orange). The room will also have a queen size sleeper sofa (78” x 40 “ x 34” -yellow) in it and at least one book shelf (navy blue). Where would you place them? Thank you all so much in advance for your input and energy.
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2023.05.28 06:55 unceasingbridge [US][SELLING] BIG LOT OF OLD AND NEW MANGA, SHAMAN KING, Soap and Sweat, Amazing Agent Luna, Negima!, AND MANY MANY MORE!

Bought these from mostly eBay auctions, mistaken purchases from Rightstufanime, or buying a box set and taking the new volumes out to put my old volumes inside the box.
Shipping is added to price.
Single volume (not part of a bundle or newer mangas) will be given if purchasing another item more than 3 books.
Anything equaling over 100$ will get a 2nd "Free with bundle".
If you want a single volume that's not priced, I'll do a separate price in dms since it will be a different costs than multiple volumes (shipping, etc.).
Open to negotiate, please dm with that, and not in the comment section.
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SP Baby 1-2G420Looks new, some moving wear on covers but nothing noticeableeBay
Samurai Harem: Asu No Yoichi #8G5Free with additional PurchaseLooks NewRightstufanime
Shaman King 1-8G475Looks new, some yellowing and bumped edgeseBay
Shaman King 1-5,8 (Duplicates)G455Looks new, some yelling and bumped edges, These may be sold for individuals or part of another (please dm for details)eBay
To Love Ru Darkness # 8G515New, un-readRightStufanime
Monster Musume #2G515New, un-readRightstufanime

Yakuza Lover #1G515New, un-read, still in wrappingRightstufanime

We Never Learn #21G515New, un-readRightstufanime
Dr Stone 1,3G520New, un-readRightstufanime
Soap and Sweat 1-6G465New, Un-read, some corners for some reason have a little knick (see pictures)Rightstufanime
Quintessential Quintuplets 8-14G455New, Un-read, some corners for some reason have a little knick (see pictures)Rightstufanime
Food Wars 7-14G570New, Un-readRightstufanime
Negima! 3,5,6,9-17G3100Not badly worn, some yellowingeBay
Negima! 10,11,12 (Duplicates)G320Not badly worn, some yellowing, (these can be purchase individually, Dm for details)eBay
Negima ! Omnibus 5.6.7G345Not badly worn, some yellowing, fold on cover 5eBay
Negima !? Neo 1-6G355Not badly worn, some yellowingeBay
Unmagical Girl 1,2G420Some weird dents on bottom and top of volume 1eBay
Trapped in a Dating Sim 1,2G520NewRightstufanime

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Ultra Kaiju 1-4G445Looks new, shelf weareBay
12 Beast 1-5G455Looks new, little yelloweBay
Generation Witch 1G4Free with purchase of bundle (Or DM )Little yellow, black dot on topeBay
Full Metal Panic! 1-3G330Yellowing, cover corners are not perfecteBay
Dark Edge 1-4G340Light yellow, bumped cornerseBay
0/6 Zero 4,5G420Feels new, 5 has yellowingeBay
Oh My Goodness! -Love Potion #9 -Queen of Vengeance - Sympathy for the Devil - The forth Goddess -Terrible Masterd UrdG445Looks new, some shelf weareBay
Brain Powered 1-4G340Looks and feels fine, some yellowing, corner weareBay
Syrup a Yuri AnthologyG4Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Looks neweBay
Loveless 1-5G340Shelf wear, yellow, edge weareBay
Chili Samurai 2,4G420Looks new, edges are good, slight yellowingeBay
Monochrome Factor 1-4G440Looks new, slight yelloweBay
Elemental Gelade 1-4,6,8,9G460Looks new, some yellowingeBay
Edenzero 1,2G520Looks neweBay
Destiny's Hand 1G3Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Yellowing, cover slight benteBay
Amazing Agent Luna 1-4G340Yellowing, looks fine, slight shelf weareBay
Amazing Agent luna 1-3 OmnibusG320Slight Yellow, cover slight benteBay
This beautiful yet ugly world 2,3G3202 is yellow and slight stain, both edges and covers seem fineeBay
Maria Holic 2G4Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Yellowing but good cover conditioneBay

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Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase 10G3Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Slight Yellow, shelf weareBay
Chrono Code 1G3Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Slight yellow, corner is slightly bent on cover and pageseBay
Demon Sacred 1G4Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Looks new, sticker on backRightstufanime
Laughing under the clouds 1G5Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Looks newRightstufanime
Zone-00 #2G5Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )NewRightstufanime
Spice and Wolf Manga 1G515NewRightstufanime
Strawberry Marshmellow 1-5G445Looks good, slight yelloweBay
The reprise of the spear hero 1-3 novelsG435Looks neweBay
Rokka: braves of the six flowers 1-4G440Looks new, #4 slight yelloweBay
Crisis GirlsG420Looks new, both have black dot on side side of bookeBay
Sugar PrincessG320Looks new, 1 has slight crease in spineeBay
Call girl in another world 4G515New, unopen plastic packagingRightstufanime
Love Hina 1,2,13G330Older book, shelf worn, cover worn, still readableeBay
Yuri is my Job #1G4Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Looks new, cover has slight damage (see pics)Rightstufanime
Grenadier 7G5Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )NewRightstufanime
Miss Kobayashi Dragon Maid Kanna's Daily LifeG515NewRightstufanime
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Highschool DxD novel 3G515New, still in plastic wrappingRightstufanime
King of ThornG415New, slight yellowRightstufanime

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Kitchen PrincessG4Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )New, slight yelloweBay
Shugo Chara 1,9G2Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Slight yellow, previous owner looks like he let his dog chew on it thougheBay
Black BirdG2Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Yellow, previous owner looks like he let his dog chew on it thougheBay
Dengeki Daisy 1,4G2Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Slight yellow, previous owner looks like he let his dog chew on it thougheBay
Monkey High!G1Going to randomly through it in with someones purchaseLooks like someones dog was chewing on it for a whileeBay
School Zone Girls 1G515NewRightstufanime
Land of the Rising DeadG4Free with purchase of bundle ( Or DM )Some weareBay
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Rosario Vampire 1-10G5100NewRightstufanime

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2023.05.28 04:52 CaptCanoe Yo, What the heck? I was on the BGG hotness, checking out what to buy. And why is Kingsmaker 2nd edition There? Zero minis. No kickstarter? Where are the 200 minis and insane shipping costs?

How is it possible, that in 2023, a game that costs $100 or so about knights, castles and battles doesn't include ANY minis? What the heck am I supposed to do? Take my 300 board games off the shelf and out of the shrink-wrap and use THOSE minis? Heck, no! Those are museum quality pieces, bro! I'm just supposed to play a game with cards and cardboard? I mean, geez. Boardgaming is like buying an SUV...I know it can off-road and do camping (things I dislike and have no interest in doing) but I like the idea that I COULD do those things in my SUV. I need shelves filled with reams of plastic that I could paint and enjoy: but won't. It's the belief that "one day" I will (the important "feeling"), that's how you get my $900 kickstarter all-in pledge. retail only? pfft. I need it to be 3x the price and have 100x the plastic. Good luck Kingsmaker 2nd edition! Maybe CMON will pick up the license when this fails so I can finally buy this game at a decent $500 + $100 in shipping! Maybe they'll even make a comic book too! Sorry about the ranting...but I'm trigged...no minis...in a Boardgame: the insanity!
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2023.05.28 04:51 Junior_Button5882 11 Terrifying-But-True Horror Stories Reported in the News - From fatal exorcisms to unexplained deaths and devil worship—these are some real-life nightmares.

A terrifying movie or book or show gets your blood pumping in the moment of consumption, sure—we covered our eyes in Squid Game with the rest of the world. But for the most part, you rest easy afterward knowing that what you've witnessed is fiction, deliberately spun up to creep you out. When the real world gets eerier than anything Stephen King could dream up, that's when you have every right to get a little scared of the dark.
Once in a while, a story of a dreadful disappearance, demonic possession, or devil worship will land in the local paper instead of a pulpy old paperback. We've rounded up the most unnerving real-life tales below. In honor of spooky season, here are eleven we can't stop thinking about.

The Axe Murder House

The Villisca Axe Murder House in Villisca, Iowa is a well-known tourist attraction for ghost hunters and horror lovers alike. The site of a gruesome unsolved 1912 murder, in which six children and two adults had their skulls completely crushed by the axe of an unknown perpetrator, was purchased in 1994, restored to its 1912 condition, and converted into a tourist destination. It costs $428 a night to stay at the old haunted home, where visitors always report strange paranormal experiences, such as visions of a man with an axe roaming the halls or the faint screams of children.
But in November of 2014, the haunting took a darker turn. Robert Steven Laursen Jr., 37, of Rhinelander, Wisconsin was on a regular recreational paranormal visit with friends when true horror struck. Per VICE:
His companions found him stabbed in the chest—an apparently self-inflicted wound—called 9-1-1, and Laursen was brought to a nearby hospital before being helicoptered to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Laursen suffered the self-inflicted injury at about 12:45 a.m., which is around the same time the 1912 axe murders in the house began.
Laursen recovered from his injuries, but has never spoken publicly about what occurred that day. For Martha Linn, the owner of the home, the incident was very upsetting. "It's publicity, but it's not exactly the kind of publicity you desire to have. I don't want people thinking that when they come to the Villisca Axe Murder House something's going to happen that's going to make them do something like that.” The house remains open for tourist visits and overnight stays today.
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The Haunted Doll

When you think of haunted dolls, it’s likely the creepy old Victorian-looking porcelain kind that springs to mind. None of which you probably have laying around. Still, don’t get too comfortable around any kids toys too soon, though: a Disney’s Frozen Elsa doll that was gifted for Christmas 2013 in the Houston area made headlines earlier this year when it seemingly became haunted.
Per KPRC2 Houston News:
The doll recited phrases from the movie Frozen and sang “Let It Go” when a button on its necklace was pressed.
“For two years it did that in English,” mother Emily Madonia said. “In 2015, it started doing it alternating between Spanish and English. There wasn’t a button that changed these, it was just random."
The family has owned the doll for more than six years and never changed its batteries. The mother says the doll would randomly begin to speak and sing even with its switch turned off.
The family decided to throw the creepy doll out in December of 2019. Weeks later, they found it inside a bench in their living room. “The kids insisted they didn’t put it there, and I believed them because they wouldn’t have dug through the garbage outside,” Madonia told KPRC2 Houston News.

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At that point, Elsa ceased to sing the English rendition of “Let It Go” altogether, speaking only Spanish when pressed. The family then double-bagged the bizarre doll and placed it at the bottom of their garbage which was taken out on garbage day. They went on a trip shortly after, but when they returned, Elsa too had come back, and was waiting in the backyard of their home.
This time, the family mailed Elsa to a family friend in Minnesota, who taped the haunted doll to the front bumper of his truck. It doesn’t seem to have made its way back to Houston yet, as per Madonia’s latest February Facebook update on the creepy doll.

A Deadly Exorcism

In August 2016 in North London, 26-year-old Kennedy Ife began acting strange and aggressive following a pain in his throat. He reportedly bit his father, threatened to cut off his own penis, and complained of a python or snake inside of him before his family restrained him to a bed with cable ties and excessive force.
As the BBC reported:
“The family then set about attempting to ‘cure’ Kennedy through restraint and prayer over the next three days, the court was told.”
His brother, Colin Ife, told police:
“It’s clear that thing was in him, what we believed was a demon because it was not natural. It was clearly trying to kill him,” he said.
“We had to restrain him for himself. It was clear if we didn’t restrain him, he could have tried to harm people in our family.”
Kennedy Ife had been bound to his bed for three days without medical attention when his brother called emergency services, explaining that Kennedy Ife was complaining of dehydration. He appeared to have developed breathing issues, and was pronounced dead at 10:17 a.m.
As The Independent reported:
While police were at the house Colin Ife allegedly carried out an “attempted resurrection” by chanting and praying for Mr. Ife.
All seven of Kennedy Ife’s family members were accused of manslaughter, false imprisonment, and causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult. A post-mortem examination revealed over 60 wounds including a possible bite on Kennedy Ife’s body, and his father, Kenneth Ife, along with four of his brothers, sustained injuries as well.
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The BBC reported:
Kenneth Ife told jurors he ordered his sons to take shifts and use "overwhelming force" but denied that an "association with cults, occults and secret societies" played any part in the death.
After a four day jury deliberation, all seven family members were cleared of charges on March 14, 2019.
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Dead Animals in the Walls

When the Bretzuis family decided to insulate their home in Auburn, Pennsylvania in 2015, they discovered that it had already been—with scores of dead animal carcasses.
As Fox reported:
The dead animals were wrapped in newspapers from the 1930s and 40s and were among half-used spices, and other items.
After removing the items they sent hundreds of artifacts and carcasses to an expert in Kutztown.
The expert attributed the rotting animals in their walls to Pow-wow or Dutch magic, a ritual originating in the culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch to treat ailments and gain physical and spiritual protection. The Pennsylvania Dutch were a group of German-speaking settlers to Pennsylvania in the 1600 and 1700’s, and are often of Lutheran, Mennonite, or Amish faiths.
The Washington Post notes on the magic:
Many of the spells deal with the care of livestock, finding water, or the treatment of minor ailments, reflecting the conditions and concerns of early American settlers.
But powwow also has within it a tradition of darker spells, and even of such things as conjuring demons.
One notable ritual in their tradition is this hex to create loyalty in a dog:
To attach a dog to a person, provided nothing else was used before to effect it: Try to draw some of your blood, and let the dog eat it along with his food, and he will stay with you.
The mold found on the rotting carcasses in the Bretzuis home has caused illness among the family members, and they say that the odor hasn’t gone away.
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Florida Devil Worshipping

Friends noticed that Danielle Harkins, a 35-year-old schoolteacher near St. Petersburg, Florida, started acting strangely in June of 2012, developing an interest in demonic rituals.
Soon after, she was arrested for abuse of seven of her former students, as the Tampa Bay Times reported:
Danielle Harkins told the kids they needed to rid their bodies of demons as the group gathered before dusk Saturday around a small fire near the St. Petersburg Pier. They should cut their skin to let the evil spirits out, police said she told the children. Then, they needed to burn the wounds to ensure that those spirits would not return.
When Harkins held a lighter to one teen's hand, wind blew the flame out, police said. That prompted her to douse his hand in perfume before setting it on fire. The boy suffered second-degree burns, police said.
Another teen was cut on the neck with a broken bottle, police said. Harkins used a flame to heat a small key, which she then used to cauterize the wound.
The police were notified because a friend of one of the students who participated in the ritual raised alarms. However none of the students themselves told their parents about the event or would comment following the arrest of Harkins for aggravated battery and child abuse.
NBC reported:
Investigators said they've spoken to Harkins, but she didn't spell out what type of religion would require such drastic measures.
"She hasn't informed us exactly what she was trying to accomplish with this," Puetz [of the St. Petersburg Police Department] said.

The Death of Elisa Lam

Elisa Lam was last seen on January 31, 2013 in the lobby of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. She was vacationing through the West Coast, documenting the trip on her blog, and checking in with her parents every day. On January 31 those calls stopped. Lam had vanished. Soon the police were involved and her parents arrived to help with the search.
They had nothing. That February, LAPD released elevator surveillance footage of Lam before her disappearance. The footage shows Lam behaving strangely in the elevator, appearing to talk with invisible people, peering around the corner of the door, crouching in the corner, and opening and closing the door. But what exactly is going on in this video raises more questions than answers. Theories range from psychotic episodes, to demonic possession, to unknown assailants just out of the camera's view:
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Around that time, hotel guests started reported weird things happening with the Cecil Hotel water supply. As CNN reports:
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"The shower was awful," said Sabina Baugh, who spent eight days there during the investigation. "When you turned the tap on, the water was coming black first for two seconds and then it was going back to normal."The tap water "tasted horrible," Baugh said. "It had a very funny, sweety, disgusting taste. It's a very strange taste. I can barely describe it."But for a week, they never complained. "We never thought anything of it," she said. "We thought it was just the way it was here."
On the morning of February 19, a hotel employee climbed to the roof and used a ladder to investigate the hotel's water storage tanks. That's where authorities found the decomposing, naked body of Lam, whose personal items were found nearby. After an autopsy, her death was labeled accidental. NBC Los Angeles reported at the time about the strange circumstances in the hotel's past:
The tank has a metal latch that can be opened, but authorities said access to the roof is secured with an alarm and lock.The single-room-occupancy hotel has an unusual history. "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez, who was found guilty of 14 slayings in the 1980s, lived on the 14th floor for several months in 1985. And international serial killer Jack Unterweger is suspected of murdering three prostitutes during the time he lived there in 1991. He killed himself in jail in 1994.In 1962, a female occupant jumped out of one the hotel's windows, killing herself and a pedestrian on whom she landed.
In February 2021, a Netflix doc called Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel explored Elisa's tragic case and the history of the "cursed" Cecil Hotel.

An Exorcism in Indianapolis

Last year, the Indianapolis Star published a lengthy report on a family terrorized by three children allegedly possessed by demons. The account of Latoya Ammons and her family tells disturbing stories of children climbing up the walls, getting thrown across rooms, and children threatening doctors in deep unnatural voices. It would seem like something straight out of a movie–a work of fantasy, except all of these accounts were more or less corroborated with "nearly 800 pages of official records obtained by the Indianapolis Star and recounted in more than a dozen interviews with police, DCS personnel, psychologists, family members and a Catholic priest."
One of the more chilling sections of the report includes a segment about the possessed 9-year-old:
According to Washington's original DCS report—an account corroborated by Walker, the nurse—the 9-year-old had a "weird grin" and walked backward up a wall to the ceiling. He then flipped over Campbell, landing on his feet. He never let go of his grandmother's hand.
Another segment of the piece reads:
The 12-year-old would later tell mental health professionals that she sometimes felt as if she were being choked and held down so she couldn't speak or move. She said she heard a voice say she'd never see her family again and wouldn't live another 20 minutes.
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Utah Murder-Suicide

In September of 2014, a Utah teen returned to his home to find his parents and three siblings dead. "In a notebook, a 'to-do list' had been scribbled on the pages ... The list looked as if the parents were readying to go on vacation—items such as 'feed the pets' and 'find someone to watch after the house' were written," The Salt Lake Tribune reported. It appeared to be murder-suicide, but there was no suicide note, no prior indication that they would do this, no explanation. Police could not figure out why two parents would kill themselves and three of their four children.
For a year, no one knew exactly what happened to the family, or what would drive the parents to do something so unthinkable. In January, police released more chilling details in the case. According to accounts from family members and an investigation by police, the parents were driven by a belief that the apocalypse was coming and an obsession with a convicted killer. As the Washington Post reported:
Friends and family told police that the parents were worried about the "evil in the world" and wanted to escape a "pending apocalypse." But most assumed they just wanted to move somewhere "off the grid." Investigators also found letters written by Kristi Strack to one of the state's most infamous convicted killers, Dan Lafferty, who was convicted in the 1984 fatal stabbing of his sister-in-law and her 1-year-old daughter. According to trial testimony, he killed the victims at the order of his brother, Ron Lafferty, who claimed to have had a revelation from God. The story became a book called "Under the Banner of Heaven."Police said Kristi Strack became friends with Dan Lafferty, and she and her husband even visited him in prison.

The Phone Stalker

In 2007, ABC news documented a series of cell phone calls to families with terrifyingly specific death threats. The unidentified callers knew exactly what families were doing and what they were wearing.
The families say the calls come in at all hours of the night, threatening to kill their children, their pets and grandparents. Voice mails arrive, playing recordings of their private conversations, including one with a local police detective.The caller knows, the families said, what they're wearing and what they're doing. And after months of investigating, police seem powerless to stop them.
This went on with the Kuykenall family for months, who reported a caller with a scratchy voice threatening to slit their throats.
When the Fircrest, Wash., police tried to find the culprit, the calls were traced back to the Kuykendalls' own phones -- even when they were turned off.It got worse. The Kuykendalls and two other Fircrest families told ABC News that they believe the callers are using their cell phones to spy on them. They say the hackers know their every move: where they are, what they're doing and what they're wearing. The callers have recorded private conversations, the families and police said, including a meeting with a local detective.

"The Watcher"

After moving into their $1.3 million dream home, a New Jersey family started receiving creepy death threats from someone who identified themselves as "The Watcher." As CBS News reported earlier this year:
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Since moving in, the owners said they have received numerous letters from the mysterious person. "The Watcher" claimed the home "has been the subject of my family for decades," and "I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming," Castro reported.The new owners have several children, and other letters asked, "Have they found out what's in the walls yet?" and "I am pleased to know your names now, and the name of the young blood you have brought to me."
The family was forced to flee from their home and later filed a lawsuit against the previous owners.

Issei the Cannibal

In 1974, 24-year-old Wako University student Issei Sagawa allegedly followed a German woman to her home in Tokyo, Japan, broke into her apartment while she was sleeping, and attempted to cut a piece of flesh off her body to consume. When she awoke, she reportedly fought him and he was later captured by the police. According to a 2012 Vice documentary that covered Issei's bizarre story, he was mistakenly charged with attempted rape and his wealthy father paid the victim a settlement outside of court to have the charges dropped.
Seven years later, in 1981, he allegedly committed a murder in France—shooting and eating a fellow University student, Renée Hartevelt. Issei creepily documented the entire experience with photographs and he was captured by authorities once again while attempting to dump the rest of her body in the Bois de Boulogne lake. He was deported back to Japan and committed to a mental institution. For reason unknown, his psychologists in Japan declared that he was sane. Furthermore, a legal technicality involving the French government refusing to turn over the documents from his case meant that his murder charges were dropped completely. He checked himself out of the mental hospital and has reportedly been walking the streets as a free man ever since. Issei has even become a controversial celebrity, writing over 20 books. According to Japan Today, he most recently fantasized about an unnamed TV actress, saying:
"I'll catch a glimpse of her thigh and think, 'That sure looks tasty.' But I don't feel like I actually want to eat it. As I accomplished the act of cannibalism once, there's no meaning to maintaining the desire for it anymore. In my book, I wrote that it [human flesh] was tasty, but that was not really true; I'd much rather eat Matsuzaka (Kobe) beef. But because I'd desired to consume human flesh for so long, I'd managed to convince myself that it would necessarily be delicious."
Issei Sagawa was also referenced in the Rolling Stones song "Too Much Blood," with the lyrics reading: "And when he ate her he took her bones/To the Bois de Boulogne." He is currently 73 years old and continues to live in Kawaski City, Japan. To this day, no one knows why France did not allow Japan to give him a trial.
📷MATT MILLER
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2023.05.28 04:45 YeomanEngineer My modest collection

My modest collection
The Hardy boys books at the bottom actually belong on the kids shelf but I needed the weight until I have more books
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2023.05.28 04:03 MegansIllustrations [US] [Selling] RWBY, Avatar

Selling some manga I no longer need! Please DM if you want more pictures
https://imgur.com/a/05GUABE

Book Price Condition
RWBY (red cover) 9 G4/G5, never read only flipped through once, corners has minor ding at top of spine
RWBY Red Like Roses (1) 7 G3/G4 Cover has very faint mark possibly from a sticker. Hard to tell, but barely noticable
RWBY Mirror Mirror (2) 5 G2/G3 Cover has odd marking along the bottom, it's not dirt since it doesn't wipe off and almost looks like it's under the cover's coating, so it might be the result of a misprint
RWBY From Shadows 9 G5, Looks brand new, note the signature in the bottom corner is part of the illustration as seen in official lisitings. It is not a marking
Avatar the Last Airbender Smoke and Shadow Part Two 1 G3, top left has dried residue leftover from a sticker, but other than that and minor shelf-wear it looks like new-pages clean
Avatar the Last Airbender North and South Part One 1 G3, top left has dried residue leftover from a sticker, but other than that and minor shelf-wear it looks like new-pages clean
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2023.05.28 03:33 nickajeglin YA fantasy/scifi from 70s or 80s series about a group of people who go back in time to prevent an evil group from messing up our timeline.

This series used to be on the bottom shelf of my dad's bookshelf alongside the chronicles of amber, stainless steel rat, and the well world series, so I assume it was from the same general timeframe.
There must have been 8 or more books in the series, thin paperbacks with colorful cover art showing the characters going about the premise of the book. The titles might have included puns, but I'm not confident on that.
The protagonist(s?) Were part of some kind of present day organization that was doing battle in the past against some kind of evil org.
The bad dudes would go back in time and try to mess something up that would wreck our timeline. Then our heroes would respond by also going back in time to prevent the bad guys from doing that.
I believe the first book had an Arthurian kind of setting, knights and damsels etc.
Please help, I want to subject my book club to old YA fantasy this month :D
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2023.05.28 03:16 Saulgoodmas Respect Blitzø (Helluva Boss)

Respect Blitzo.
Blitzo, or now known as Blitz, is an imp born in hell. Not much is known about Blitz past apart from a few key details. He worked in a circus under the eye of his dead-beat father who would sell him off to make a few extra bucks, so, that’s exactly what he did. He sold him for a day with the Goetia prince Stolas. Not much is known in this time apart from he resigned from the circus, went to prison, and adopted his daughter Loona. He now owns the company I.M.P which using a book that Stolas gave them, allows them to travel to earth.

Physicals

Strength
Durability
LIMIT
Speed/Agility

Gear

Being an Imp from hell means that you have nothing special about you. To make sure he can commit murders accurately, he carries around a verity of gear.
Pistol
Sniper
Rocket Launcher
Shotgun
Knife
Axe
Baseball bat
Other gear

Misc

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2023.05.28 01:52 Jbeeks11 [US-CA][H] OOP Omnis, TPBs, and Hardcovers [W] Paypal

Hey, posting a batch of books for sale! If you need additional pics on anything specific feel free to let me know! Added a Few more! G&S Add $10 dollars for shipping and Fees unless order is over 100
Local pickup Available Near Riverside Images
X-Men Origins Complete Collection- 35
Legion of Super-Heroes the Curse- 95
Harbinger vol 1&2 Deluxe- 110
Archer & Armstrong Omnibus- 150
Avengers Byrne Omnibus (Dent on top)- 100
Harley Quinn Vol. 1 Omnibus- 45
Legends of the Dark Knight Marshall Rogers- 80
Loki Journey into Mystery Omnibus (Crease top of dj shelf wear)- 150
Guardians of the Galaxy Abnett Omnibus- 85
Batman Shaman TPB- 70
Absolute Blackest Night (Shelf Wear small dent bottom of slip)-175
Green Lantern Vol 1 omnibus Geoff johns- 50
Teen Titans Omnibus Geoff Johns- 75
Kabuki Vol 1 hardcover- 80
Green Lantern Kyle Rayner Vol 1- 85
Underwater Welder Hc- 65
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2023.05.28 01:49 OrdinarryAlien The Best Chess Resources 2nd Edition


Last updated: 2023.05.28 (ISO 8601)

Briefly, just using Chessfactor, Lichess, Chessable and YouTube is more or less enough for learning chess.

L E A R N

Chessfactor: Learn chess faster through structured training. Lichess: The best. Learn, train, play, and more for free. Lichess4545: Join leagues.
Chessable: Interactive chess books. Some recommended courses:
Listudy: Memorise openings with spaced repetition. Chess Endgame Training Chessercise: Practice chess with YouTube. Chess Madra: Build and practise an opening repertoire. Aimchess: Learn your strengths and weaknesses.

Blindfold Chess

Don’t Move Blindfold Trainer Chess Insights Blindfold Chess Puzzles

Y O U T U B E

T A C T I C S

Chess Tempo CT-ART: My personal favourite. I recommend the mobile app. Chesspecker: Solve the same puzzles again and again, only faster. Sharpen tactical vision, make fewer blunders, and improve intuition.

S O F T W A R E

Scid vs. PC: Create databases, run chess engines. ChessBase: Chess database. A must for serious learners. Lucas Chess: All-in-one chess program.

O C R

Chessvision.ai: Analyse chess positions from any website, image or video. Upload your chess books and study it. Chessify: OCR, analysis and more.

B O O K & P G N

Caissabase: Free chess games database. Project Gutenberg Chess Books BeginChess 365Chess: Online database.

S T A T I S T I C S

ChessMonitor: Learn about your own and other players' statistics. Chess Rating Comparison: Compare ratings between Lichess, Chess.com, FIDE, USCF. Elometer: Solve 76 chess problems and learn your playing strength. OpeningTree: Opening explorer for your own games. Chessmetrics: Explore chess history. Historical ratings and year-by-year playing strength comparisons.

M I S C

Tactical Opportunity Chess: Play chess against the computer and be alerted of a tactical opportunity. Hand and Brain Chess: The "brain" will highlight the pieces to move. You must play the correct move as the "hand". Maia Chess: A human-like neural network chess engine. Verbal Chess: Play chess on Lichess or against a computer engine using only your voice. DecodeChess: AI chess tutor and analysis. Prettier Lichess: Change the visuals of Lichess. Bill Wall's Chess Page: The world's largest online chess collection.
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2023.05.28 00:58 Yukimera After ages I got a shelf. Now I don’t have to restrict myself from purchasing more books 🙂

After ages I got a shelf. Now I don’t have to restrict myself from purchasing more books 🙂
Any recommendations ?
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2023.05.28 00:53 dualqconboy Saturday Glebe (for now)

This wasn't purely about finds so I decided to post it as its own reddit instead for that reason..
Did someone on here hopefully buy one of these which I saw at one driveway somewhere? https://images.bonanzastatic.com/afu/images/2555/12c6/a72e_4503949199/s-l1600.jpg
Even then I noticed quite a handful of non-gold individual starwar tapes all over the map too tho.
Did someone else noticed the gameboy-with-travelcase at one of the church (this one was First/Lyon church I think, I'm just tired now tho..), I thought it was cute but he was asking way too much for something I didn't want to just leave on a 'collectible' shelf tho.
While I was on the east side of Bank Street waiting to cross over one more time wondered about an odd noise starting to come as it was no motorcycle and I didn't think anyone would be suddenly running a gas trimmer in this sort of area so I had to wait a bit to see what it could be - didn't take long for a normal cruiser bicycle to show up from the south but one that had a little gas engine mounted inside the triangle frame with a motorcycle tank on top of the top tube. Came to a splut!splut! kind of stop at the lights then he was adjusting something on the left side (I imagine its manual choke for certain?), lights didn't take long to change to green and mmm that thing slowly went splurrRROOOOM out of there with him pedalling equally after it. I have to say I had heard about 1930+'s kind of mopeds but I never thought I would actually be looking at one right in front of me, whoever that man was I hope that even if he simply regards it a 'gets me from there to there and thats it' vehicle he actually likes it?.
On that footnote there was at least one ambulance van somewhat early in the morning, only used the light siren a few very short times since general traffic wasn't too bad. I eventually was near Bank Street again (from the west) when another one showed up near middle of the day, obviously traffic was nearly jammed so not surprisingly I could hear that van come for quite a while before I actually finally saw him as he was practically keeping the high-tone siren on permanently (I hope that whatever it was responding/ferrying for still was a happy outcome at the end)
Hope Ichiban Bakery is having a good rest now as they were pretty much really busy with both the usual sales indoor and having a temporary secondary sales table outdoor at same time too. Naturally I did buy a bit of pastry from them as I often do.
Oh yeah - there were a few driveways with 20+ of these old Nancy Drew books at each of them, and I saw at least one buyer deciding to take four in one purchase too. I don't think I saw any Hardy Boy's anywhere at all tho or maybe I just simply missed that unvisited part of the map?
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2023.05.27 23:59 ShadowDragon88 I've Been Reincarnated as a Bunny Girl?! Ch. 4

YAY! Chapter 4 already done and ready for posting! WOOO! I really hope that you enjoy it, dear readers!
I've Been Reincarnated as a Bunny Girl?! (Chapter 4)
by
ShadowDragon88
"I love when the merchant caravan comes to town!" Valay cheered from where he was sitting on Kiana's shoulders, making his soon-to-be sixteen-year-old big sister wince. At age nine, the twins were being accompanied by Kiana as they walked through main street in town. Twice a year the merchant caravan, often accompanied by adventurers or mercenaries as guards, came to Starlight Rose. Ever since the destruction of The Spire, the town had started to see more traffic as travelers no longer had to worry about traveling through the narrow gaps in the mountain range, past a source of evil. In the six years since its destruction, Starlight Rose had bloomed and doubled its population.

Walking past the stalls and the games, Kiana smiled, feeling a festive atmosphere. She looked down at Malay, who was wearing a seafoam green dress, the young wolbet not caring that it had been a hand-me-down from Kiana, and clutching a giant blue stuffed fox almost as big as she was. Kiana was wearing a bright yellow sundress, having stated that on such a warm day, it was the best option to help keep from getting overheated. Her mother and sister had both smiled knowingly, not the least bit tricked by Kiana's professions. Kiana would often just not think about it.

Valay, in contrast, was wearing a simple red shirt and brown shorts and some small stick-on bandages on his shins and knees. The young boy wolbet was holding a purple dragon plush. Kiana had won them from a game booth. It was the classic 'throw a ball at a stack of bottles to knock them over' game, and like a cliche, she had seen her little brother throw a ball, hit the stack in the dead center, and they didn't move an inch. That's when big sister had stepped in. Kiana looked back at the booth... or rather where it had been. The attendant was still standing there, staring in a daze, as only half of the structure still remained.

"I'm glad you two like it," Kiana said, picking her brother up off her shoulders and setting him down next to his twin. Mirabelle rubbed up against his leg, making him giggle. The tiny snake, that had been small enough to sit coiled comfortably in the palm of a younger Kiana's hand, was now the size of a Saint Barnard, and just as affectionate as one. The blue-green snake had a tendency to try and sneak food, mainly cookies, when she thought she could get away with it, and had developed quite the set of sad puppy eyes when caught.

"So Kiana," Malay asked, looking up with her forest green eyes, a twinkle in them, "gunna go meet with Davtio later?"

Kiana smiled and rolled her eyes. Malay loved asking Kiana about her love life, or rather lack thereof. The older girl reached over and ruffled her little sister's headfur.

"Davtio and I are just friends," she said, having the day before gone on a walk with the elf-boy from her graduating class, gently letting him down after he had made his courting intentions known. The day after Kiana's birthday, which would be two days after the biannual festival, she was going to be leaving Starlight Rose to become a traveling adventurer. Davtio, with his long and practically glowing golden locks and eyes the color of the deep blue sea, had been disappointed, but he understood.

Jorba the goblin boy, however, had been far less formal as well as far less respectful with his own declaration. Said green-skinned bat-eared boy had walked over to where Kiana was retying her new forest green boots and given her bottom a swat, just below her cotton tail, puffing out his chest and informing Kiana that he had decided she was the finest female in their age group in the town and therefore, will be his woman. Slowly, Kiana had straightened herself and turned around, her eyes glowing with a blue light. With a swipe of her legs and a downward punch, that Kiana had been careful not to be too hard with, she effectively punched the disgusting goblin, literally, into the ground. Still alive and not crippled, but definitely in a lot of pain.

"I know that he liiiiiikes you, though," Malay said, rocking back and forth on her heels, reaching down to stroke Mirabelle's head, making the large reptile loosely wrap herself around the young wolbet girl's ankles.

"I don't feel the same way and I told him as much, so we've agreed to remain friends," Kiana said, making her sister let out an exasperated sigh.

"GAH! That is so just like you, Kiki!" Malay said, using the name she and Valay had called Kiana shortly after they had first learned how to talk. "Someone likes you, but you're just happy being just friends!"

"Hey, friends are awesome to have," Kiana said, picking Malay up and setting her on her shoulders, taking Valay's hand/paw into her own. Malay just rolled her eyes and continued to hug her fox.

"So," Valay piped up, glad that the girls had quit talking about romance stuff, "whatcha gunna buy with the money you saved up?" Valay was speaking of the jingling pouch of coins on Kiana's hip. She had earned extra coin around town doing things like babysitting and helping Mr. Fresto build a new stone wall around his garden, and the like. Making deliveries for the new offta restaurant in town had been fun for the teen bunny, and not because offta was the name for what turned out to be pizza in this world either! Tapping into her powers, she was able to sprint all across town and even over to Lake Phantom and back, often in under a minute.

"Well, I've already bought a bunch of supplies and a pack for my journey," Kiana said, taking note of Valay's ears drooping a bit, as well as sensing that Malay's ears were probably doing the same.

"So... you really mean to leave?" Malay asked from Kiana's shoulders. Kiana smiled and rubbed her little sister's leg, before rubbing her little brother's head.

"Yeah, I really do. But like I've told papa... repeatedly, actually, I'll come back to visit a whole bunch! And I'll be able to tell you all some cool stories about my travels!" Kiana said, brightening their moods.

"Are you going to learn magic?" Malay asked. As the twins edged closer towards their tenth birthday, that meant that they were nearing when they'd be old enough to take an exam to determine their magical abilities. Malay had accidentally turned a handful of flowers to stone when she sneezed at age seven. She also accidentally set a patch of grass on fire just outside her bedroom window after a bad dream a couple months back. According to a very excited Felixin, these were signs that Malay had a high aptitude for magic, and might actually be a sorceress, someone born with raw magical power within them.

Felixin went on to explain that anyone, with study and practice and skill, could eventually learn to use magic, but people like that fell under the category of a wizard. He went on to explain that witches were similar to wizards, but were more like hippies out dancing in the woods. Sorcerers and sorceresses were born with raw magical power already in them, that as they grew older, they needed to learn how to control, lest it become dangerous to them and those around them.

Druids, he continued with his explanation, were similar to witches, but less studious and more concentrating on attuning themselves to the energies of the surrounding natural world. He also said they had a tendency to eat certain mushrooms and fungus that they claimed could open one's third eye, but her father dismissed that notion as them just being addled by the chemicals in said fungi. Clerics were also magical, but their magic derived from whichever god they'd devoted themselves to, much like paladins, but with more study and significantly less combat training.

Finally, there were warlocks. Felixin was not shy about making his feelings regarding warlocks known. Instead of taking the time to learn and practice and concentrate and actually earn their magical power, they were rare people who instead bound themselves to an entity of great magical power, often something very sinister. In exchange for this power, they would do their new master's bidding, oftentimes not even fully understanding why such entities would want such requests done. He even recounted one warlock whose only task was to go out on the road and find a specific boulder, and then move it three inches south. Said warlock just shrugged when asked why, and stated that it was the only task his master ever asked of him.

What Felixin apparently didn't know was that there was a final category. The monk. When the master dragon monk had come to evaluate Kiana, after he had recovered from his shock, he had explained that monks were ordinary people who trained both their minds and their bodies. They would learn to tap into their inner power, their ki, and harness it through their bodies. This was of course after years and years of training and meditation. Of the different kinds of monks, the dragon monks were the most powerful. Once they passed a certain threshold, they would become as powerful as a dragon; which kind of dragon depended on which advanced school of training they most identified with. According to the master, Kiana practically oozed the aura of a storm dragon, which was capable of moving as fast as lightning.

"Kiki!" Valay called, tugging on Kiana's hand. She shook herself and smiled down at the wolbet boy. Kiana looked up in time to see Mirabelle stealthily reaching up at a nearby picnic table where those sitting weren't paying any attention and was trying to drag a plate with an entire rotisserie chicken on it nearer to the edge. She snapped her finger, making Mirabelle recoil and slither right back over to her legs, making the sad eyes at her. Kiana ignored the big orange orbs with the black slits and returned her attention to her brother.

"Sorry, buddy, I guess I got lost in my memories there for a sec."

The boy rolled his eyes and pointed to a large red and white tent that covered a wide area. There were no walls, and plenty of people were milling about inside, looking at the various goods. What had caught Valay's eye were the weapons. Already the boy had begged their mother to teach him swordfighting and, only recently, Pumala had agreed. She took note of how quickly Valay had taken to practicing the basics every day after school, always starting back to stance one. Kiana was certain that he was going to grow up to be quite the fighter.

"Okay, let's take a look and see what they've got for sale," Kiana said, turning them to an opening, Mirabelle following close behind. Together they walked down the set up shelves and displays. Valay was entranced by the swords and daggers, especially the throwing knives and shurikens. Scratch that, Kiana thought to herself with a giggle as she set her little sister down to look at the magical staves, thinking about how much Valay loved hiding and planting stink bombs for pranks and using smoke bombs to make his escapes. He'll probably grow up to be a great ninja or something.

Keeping her younger siblings and Mirabelle in sight, Kiana started to look through the different weapons. There were plenty made from low-quality materials that would probably break upon the first real usage, including an ornate-looking gold sword encrusted with jewels. She stopped just past the flails and nunchucks, spying several different tetsubos. The tetsubo was a weapon of the ancient samurai, at least that was the case for her home world. They were long, thick wooden clubs, in this case as tall as Kiana was, so around five feet in length. Going down the sides of the weapons, stopping only at the ends at the tops and just before the handles at the bottoms, were rounded or spiked metal rivets.

She pushed past some ornately carved ones, and spotted what appeared to be a plain brown tetsubo. It was polished and its rivets were spiked and black. The handle was wrapped in a comfortable-feeling leather. Some instinct deep within her liked this weapon, it liked it very much. Carrying it with one hand, she approached a man wearing a lapis lazuli-colored turban, and some matching lapis with gold trim robes. His skin was a pitch-black, with a shock of long white hair, signifying that he was a dark elf.

"How much for the tetsubo?" Kiana asked, hearing Valay and Malay hurrying to her side. She could practically feel their wide eyes staring in wonder at the weapon.

The merchant smiled, his purple eyes twinkling. "So this is the weapon you have selected? Quite the interesting choice."

"Uh, thanks?" Kiana said, now looking the tetsubo over and wondering if it was cursed, or if the guy before her was going to turn out to be a demon or something and that every item in the shop was cursed in some karmic way like the old cliche.

"It is made from a healthy branch of steelwood. Note that I said made, and not carved. As exquisite as a weapon or armor made from carved steelwood is, it pales in comparison to one that is made with secret techniques to sing the form it was always supposed to be straight from the trees themselves. Doing so ensures that any weapon or armor crafted this way will never dull or break. And the price will, of course, reflect as much..."

"Ah," Kiana said, understanding what the merchant before her was getting at.

"That particular tetsubo I cannot part with for less than a platinum," he said.

"Sold," Kiana said, pulling open her pouch and jangling it as her hand disappeared inside. After a moment of her rooting around and sifting coins aside, she found what she was looking for. Out she pulled a single platinum coin. Her brother and sister, as well as the merchant, looked at Kiana in shock.

"Where'd you get a platinum piece?" Malay asked, watching transfixed as Kiana handed the coin over to the still stunned dark elf, who took it and slipped it into a pocket in his robes.

"I found it just outside of town, when I beat down a giant shambling plant creature-thing. I think it ate a traveling merchant or something, 'cause I found a pouch with ten of them in it," Kiana whispered with a wink. She looked up to see that the merchant had the coin back in his hands and was examining it with a jeweler's loupe, nodding in approval as he pocketed both and gave Kiana an award-winning smile.

"A happy transaction," he said, his voice much more jovial than it had been, "please, look around some more for any more weapons that might catch your eye. And please, remember to ask for F'nnickly the Weapon Merchant if ever you're in the cities of Thassles, Ghostflower, or Midnight Tree. I have shops in all of them!"

"I certainly will," Kiana said, meaning it. She imagined she would be seeing more of this F'nnickly on her travels. She then turned to her brother and sister and knelt down, while the merchant turned to address another customer. "Alright, you two, did you guys find anything you wanted? I'll buy it for you."

"But... your birthday money?" Valay asked, looking torn. Kiana gave him and then his twin a kiss on their foreheads.

"You're my cute little brother and sister. If I want to spend money on you guys, I will," she said with a warm smile that only grew wider at the sight of the two now sporting excited grins. They both ran off and started to look more earnestly at things that had caught their eyes.

"Papa probably won't be too happy with me buying them weapons, but I'm sure he and Mama will teach them how to be responsible with them," she thought. She was still crouched to the twins' level and was about to stand back up, when she spotted something else that caught her eye. It was a pair of seemingly plain polished brass knuckles lying inside a small glass display case on a shelf to her left. They looked to be made of a bright silvery metal. Opening the case and picking them up, they weighed next to nothing, but like the tetsubo, something about them called out to Kiana on a level she couldn't quite identify. Smiling, she stood up with them and tapped F'nnickly on his shoulder.

After learning that they were a pair of master-crafted mithril brass knuckles, Kiana bought them for five hundred gold, which was just half of another platinum piece, so she got some change to fill her coin pouch with. Valay was the first to return, carrying a set of shuriken that were enchanted to return to the thrower's hand with a snap of their fingers, a steel dagger, and a chain and sickle that F'nnickly identified as a kusarigama. Kiana had to stop Valay from spinning the weighted end as well as the sickle. Malay returned with a corkscrew oak carved staff that ended with a glowing purple jewel at the top, floating just above the tip. Right below it were human faces carved in, all with sinister-looking grins. It was a swamp dragon staff, meaning that it was great with poison, disease, and paralysis-related spells. With some practice, a dedicated magic user could use it to help with healing very nasty injuries and infections. Together, their purchases ended up costing Kiana another platinum piece plus another fifty gold.

Kiana smiled down at her beloved little brother and little sister, seeing their excitement as they marveled at their new equipment. Mirabelle, not understanding just why they were excited, was still wriggling happily nonetheless. Kiana looked around at her town, beyond the merchant booths and the games, looking at all the sights she had grown up again with, feeling a pang of sadness at knowing in two days, she was leaving. She saw all the familiar faces of her neighbors and friends and everyone else in this town she had grown to love. But it was time, and she knew it. And she had meant what she had said, she was going to visit often. Plus, she'd have Mirabelle with her, so she didn't expect she'd feel too homesick.

Two Days Later...

Kiana's travel pack was fully loaded with spare clothes, food, her mithril knuckles, a couple health potions (not that she was expecting to have to use them), a canteen of fresh water, some alchemical flameless torches, some books, other assorted supplies and, when she was certain no one was looking, Mr. Wolfy. She grabbed her tetsubo and looked at her bedroom, smiling at the bookshelf filled with all sorts of titles and books about faraway lands. Her bed was made, the soft pink comforter that made cold winter nights just so warm. Her closet that was closed, containing a bit fewer dresses than it did a couple days ago, with them safely packed away in her bag. Sighing, she exited.

She was wearing her forest green boots with gold trim up the laces. They matched her green and gold hot pants and matching halter top. Kiana hadn't been too sure about leaving her midriff open like this, exposing her grey back and white tummy, but she had to admit that she had a pretty decent range of movement. And besides, compared to some other female, and some male, adventurers out there wearing what were basically bikinis or lingerie, this was much less revealing.

Out in the living room, her family was waiting. Pumala stood there, holding Kiana's platinum star-shaped badge, signifying the girl was a registered adventurer. Valay had asked Kiana about the badge that had been hand-delivered by guildmaster Graval the day before, the human man wishing the new adventurer a happy birthday. Kiana had explained that she was now officially an adventurer, but a freelance adventurer. She then had to explain that the local guild was a branch of the international inter-adventurer guild association. For freelance adventurers, a platinum ranking was the highest ranking they could achieve. If they wished to rank higher, they needed to join an official guild, like Unicorn Riot or Phoenix Phist. Basically, the guild in their town was just for beginners. The bunny girl was considering joining a real guild, but wanted to first travel and do some missions, and then look in on the different guilds and find out which one she would be most comfortable with.

"Go out there and have an awesome adventure!" Valay said, his voice choking up a bit. He looked away and wiped his eyes before hugging Kiana.

"Yeah, and be sure to tell us all about the places you go and the things you do!" Malay said, her own eyes moist. Kiana felt the hot prickle of tears at the back of hers and furiously blinked them away as she returned their hugs.

"Count on it," she said with a smile. The two letting go, Pumala stepped forward and pinned the badge on Kiana's halter top, her own eyes misty.

"I'm so proud of you, honey-bunny," she said, now doing the hugging. Kiana hugged back, having to blink away some tears again.

"I love you, Mama," she said, being kissed on her forehead.

"I love you too, baby," Pumala said. The older bunny woman, who now had a slight baby bump again, stepped back as her large wolf-man husband strode forward. He tried to look stern, but the silent tears streaming down his face ruined the impression. He threw his arms around Kiana and wrapped her in a bone-crushing hug.

"Oh, my little princess is going awaaaaaaaaay!" he sobbed, much to everyone's collective embarrassment.

"I'll be back to visit, Papa," Kiana said, trying to gently pry his arms off.

"Be careful out there on the road, sweetie!" he sobbed again, his tail tucked between his legs.

"I will, Papa, I promise." Kiana smiled as he let go, and walked to the door. She turned and waved to her family, before turning back and opening the door. Just after she took her first step, she felt a jolt and something wrap around her right leg. Looking down, she saw her father, clinging to her leg like a toddler.

"Feli, let go of Kiana's leg right this instant!" Pumala called, while the twins, still saddened by their big sister's departure, shared a giggle at their father's antics.

"Never!" he called back, tightening his grip. Kiana rolled her eyes and smiled back at her mom.

"Don't worry, he'll fall off or I'll manage to shake him off before I get to the bridge," she said, starting to walk, albeit with an awkward gait. She whistled and Mirabelle, now sporting a new pink ribbon around her neck, came slithering after. Kiana's friends were near the gate for a send-off, which was made a little awkward by the still sobbing grown wolf clinging to the now mildly annoyed bunny girl's leg. She thanked them all and hugged each one, before stopping at the gate itself. She raised the leg her father was on, and began to shake. After a few moments, Felixin went flying and landed in the dirt with an 'OMPH!' Kiana waited as he got up and dusted himself off, wiping his face with the sleeve of his red robes, and walked over to her.

"I love you, Princess," he said, looking Kiana in the eyes and forcing a smile, "from the very day you were born, you were always my little princess, and it's just so hard to see you go. But please, know that I love you, and that not only am I already proud of what you've managed to accomplish, but that I know I'll be proud of the things you do out in the world."

Kiana, fresh tears of her own falling, pulled her Papa into one more hug, now the one making it a bone-crushing hug.

"I love you, Papa. I'm so lucky that I got to have you and Mama for parents. I'll be back before you know it," she said, wiping her own eyes. Felixin stepped back and continued to smile at his little girl. Kiana smiled back and, snapping her fingers to pull Mirabelle away from a gate guard's unattended bag lunch, the two set off, with Kiana turning back once to wave goodbye, before they finally crossed the bridge, and were on their way out into the wide world.
Name: Kiana
Species: Beasta (Rabbit-Kin)
Age: 16
Skills: Sibling Wrangler, Babysitter, Puppy-Dog Eyes, Master Martial Arts, Brawling, Heavy Weapon Proficiency, Sarcasm Mastery, Eyerolling Mastery, Beast Taming Level 3.
Class: (Official) Master-Level Dragon Monk: Storm Dragon School
Str: 140
Int: 12
Dex: 139
Cha: 12
Wis: 10
Con: 170
Languages: Common
Equipment: Adventurer's Pack, Steelwood Tetsubo, Mastercraft Mithril Knuckles (x2), Rope (25 Ft.), Canteen (Full), Road Rations, Spare Clothes, Bedroll, Health Potion (x2), Books (x3)
Sniffle. And there you have it, folks! I loved writing about Starlight Rose, but now it's time for us, along with Kiana, to explore the wide world! Thanks for reading this new chapter, and be sure to consider leaving a comment or review.

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2023.05.27 23:47 RedFox938 [CA][US][Selling] Almost 1000 volumes to go! Ultimate Muscle, Lone Wolf & Cub, Excel Saga, Initial D, Haganai, Kimagure Orange Road, Magi, Umineko, Lady Snowblood + lots more. Shojo too - The Heart of Thomas, The Wallflower, CLAMP books, Kitchen Princess, Itazura na Kiss, CMX releases

Hi! I made a post earlier this week about starting to organize and clear out what I've been hoarding collecting over the years... many, many hours later, I've sorted through my stash & have just under 1000 books I want to get rid of in the first cull!
I can ship from Canada or the US - all prices are in USD
I'd prefer not to split some sets but will consider it depending on what you're looking for, definitely willing to negotiate on price if buying multiples!
I'm still new to selling here, so if there's anything I missed or that seems out to lunch please just let me know :D
All orders will be shipped out on Monday - I leave for a work trip Tuesday afternoon so won't take any orders I can't ship before then & will put the post back up again when I'm back the next week!

Timestamp Photos - 1 - https://imgur.com/a/HKhPuNO (May 23, 2023) 2 - https://imgur.com/a/REJgIIp (May 23, 2023) 3 - https://imgur.com/a/F2ivwIi (May 26, 2023) 4 - https://imgur.com/a/aLCQpFu (May 26, 2023)
Close-up photos: Light Novels - https://imgur.com/a/xwAxyzg Manga - https://imgur.com/a/sfr9LIl Manga 2 - https://imgur.com/a/IeTzN4b Manga 3 - https://imgur.com/a/Gv0dJe5 Manga 4 - https://imgur.com/a/bxB30At
Excel File: If you would like a Google sheets version please just let me know!

Light Novels
Title Volume # of Vols Price Total for All Volumes Comments
A Certain Magical Index (Novel) 3, 5, 9 3 V3 & 9 - $9, V5 - $35 $44 V3 - G4 has a small rip on the back cover, V5&9 - G5
Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World (Novel) 1-2 2 $11 $22 G4 - small sticker residue on back
Blood+ (Light Novel) 3-4 3 V3 - $20, V4 - $80 $100 V3 - G3 light shelf wear, V4 - G2 creases on front and back cover in corners, dirty scuffs on bottom & side
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion LN 2 1 $20 $20 G4
Dirty Pair (Novels) 1-2 2 $30 $60 G4
Final Fantasy VII - The Kids Are Alright 1 1 $9 $9 G3
How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom 1-2, 6-9, 11 7 $8 $56 Remainder marks (except V6/V7)
Katanagatari (hardcover) 4 1 10 G4 remainder mark
Monogatari Box Sets (Novel) 1-3 3 $55 $165 G4 - Opened but never read
Overlord (Novel) 1-12 12 $13 $156 G5 - sealed
Sword Art Online Platinum Collector's Edition (Novel) 1 1 $125 $125 G5 - sealed
The Ancient Magus' Bride LN The Silver Yarn 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
The Notenki Memoirs: Studio Gainax and the Men Who Created Evangelion 1 1 $90 $90 G4
The NPCs in This Village Sim Game Must be Real LN 1-3 3 $8 $24 Remainder marks
Vampire Hunter D (Novel Omnibus) 1 1 $12 $12 G4 - Remainder mark
Vampire Hunter D (Novel) 16, 18-23, 25-29 12 V29 - $200, V28 - $200, V27 - $100, V26 - $50, V25 - $40, V23 - $40, V22 - $20, V21 - $70, V20 - $80, V19 - $30, V18 - $70, V16 - $15 $915 ($850 for all Vols + Omni) V27-29 - G4, V26 - G3 some dings, UPC sticker on back & remainder mark, V22-25 - G3 dent on top of front cover for all, V20-21 - G4, V18-19- G3 light shelf wear, V16 - G4
Voices of a Distant Star (LN) 1 1 $9 $9 Remainder marks​


Manga
Title Volume # of Vols Price Total for All Volumes Comments
A Certain Magical Index (Manga) 2 1 35 $35 G4/5
A Certain Scientific Railgun 5-8, 16 5 V5-8 - $20, V16 - $8 $88 V5-8 - G4/G5, V16 - G4 remainder mark
A Silent Voice 1-5 5 6 $30 G4/G5
Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth Investigations 2-4 3 $140 G4 light yellowing on top
Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright - Official Casebook 1-2 2 25 $50 G3/G4 - light shelf wear
Ace Attorrney: Phoenix Wright 1 1 15 $15 G3/G4 - Price sticker on back cover, ding on top of spine
Apocalypse Meow 1-2 2 25 $50 G4
Aqua 1-2 2 15 $30 G3/G4 - sticker residue on front cover, small price sticker on inside of front cover
As Miss Beelzebub Likes 1-2 2 V1 - $25, V2 - $8 $32 V1 - G5, V2 - G3 dent in back cover on bottom
Astra Lost in Space 1-5 5 6 $30 G3/G4 - V3-4 have smudges/dirt on the left side of the bottom
Beauty & the Feast 1-2 2 $8.00 $16 Remainder mark on V1
Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost 1-4 4 8 $32 G4/G5
Berserk of Gluttony (Manga) 1-5 5 7 $35 G4 remainder mark
Bite Maker 1, 3 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Black Clover 1-29 29 $170 G5
Black God 1-19 19 $225 G3/4 - V9-19 have yellowing, V1 has a small slice across the spine.
Bleach 1-74, Colours 75 $425 G5
Bride of Deimos 4-5 2 20 $40 G3/G4 some yellowing, ding on corner of front cover
Call to Adventure! Defeating Dungeons With a Skill Board 1-4 4 $7 $28 G4 remainder mark
Cat Massage Therapy 1-2 2 9 $18 G4 remainder mark
Chillin in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Chronicles of an Aristocrat: Reborn in Another World 1-3 3 $7 $21 G4 remainder mark
Cirque Du Freak 1-9 9 10 $90 G3/G4 - light shelf wear, light yellowing on top of some volumes
CLAMP - Angelic Layer 1, 3 2 $10 G4
CLAMP - Clover (singles) 2 1 $6 $6 G3/G4 - knicks on slipcover. Binding loosening on first/last page
CLAMP - Drug & Drop 1-2 2 $60 G4
CLAMP - Kobato 6 1 $60 G4 some yellowing
CLAMP - Legal Drug Omnibus 1 1 15 $15 G3
CLAMP - Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland One Shot 1 15 $15 G4 - sticker residue on back & front cover
CLAMP - The One I Love 1 1 20 $20 G3/G4 - crease on edge of back cover
CLAMP - Tokyo Babylon (omnibus) 1-2 2 $120 G3 - V2 has a rip taken out of bottom of front cover
CLAMP - Tokyo Babylon (singles) 1-2 2 10 $20 G3 - light shelf wear. V2 small crease on front cover & bottom of spine
CLAMP - Wish (singles) 1-4 4 $20 V1-2 - G2 name written on inside of cover, worn, V3-4 - G3 V3 has security sticker on inside of front cover
CLAMP - Wish Omnibus 1 1 35 $35 G4 remainder mark
Classroom of the Elite 1 1 $8 $8 G4 remainder mark
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Manga 1-2 2 V1 - $10, V2 - $25 $35 G4 - light shelf wear
Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally 1-3 3 V1 - $15, V2/3 - $20 $50 G4/G5 - V1 has light yellowing on top, light shelf wear. V2/3 are new
Cosmo Familia 1-3 3 $7 $21 G4 remainder mark
Count Fujiwara's Suffering 1 1 15 $15 G3/G4 small rip on top of back cover
Crying Freeman 1-5 5 $200 G4 - all new & sealed. All have yellowing on top, V4 has yellowing on bottom. Some vols have small tears in the seal
Cutie and the Beast 1, 3 2 $7 $14 Remainder marks, except V3
Densha Otoko 1-3 3 $30 G3/G4. CMX releases
Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist 1-4 4 $7 $28 G4 remainder mark
Dungeon Dive Aim for the Deepest Level 1 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
Edens Zero 1-2 2 $7 $14
Eromanga Sensei 1 1 8 $8 G5
ES Eternal Sabbath 1-4, 6-8 7 $125 G4 - V1 has yellowing on all sides & light shelf wear, other vols have some yellowing on top. (Missing V5)
Excel Saga 12, 17-24, 27 10 V12 - $10, V17-19 - $25, V20-21 - $30, V22-25 - $35, V27 - $45 $330 G4/G5 - light yellowing on some vols
Exo-Drive Reincarnation Games 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Failure Frame 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Fire Investigator Nanase 1, 3-4 3 V1 & V3 - $10, V4 - $20 $40 G3/G4 some yellowing
Flame of Recca 1, 4, 7-8, 11, 13-15, 20 9 5 $45 G3 yellowing
Fragtime Omnibus One Shot 1 $12 $12 G4 remainder mark
Freezing (Omnibus) 1-4, 19-20 3 V1-2 - $80, V3-4 - $35, V19-20 - $60 $195 G4 - some yellowing on top
From Eroica With Love 15 1 20 $20 G4 some yellowing
Full Metal Alchemist 1-19, 22-23, 25 22 5-6 $110 V1-8 - G2 early volumes are rough, V9-10 - G4, V11+ - G4/G5
GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class 2-6 5 V3-5 - $8, V2 & V6 - $25 $74 G4 - V2, 4-6 have remainder mark
Gankutsuou 1 1 10 $10 G3 some yellowing
Gente 1-3 3 $8 $24
Grenadier 1-2, 4-5, 7 5 10 $70 V1-2 G3 some yellowing & remainder marks, V4-5 & V7 - G4
Gunsmith Cats Burst 3-4 2 45 $90 G5 - sealed. Some yellowing on top of V4
Haganai 3-9, 11-14 10 V3-5 - $8, V6 - $20, V7 - $8, V8-9 - $20, V11-12 -$20, V13 - $10, V14 - $20 $162 V3 - G3 price sticker on back cover, V7 - G3 remainder dot and sticker residue on front & back cover, V13-14 have some sunfading on spine, all other vols are G3/4 with some yellowing
Happy Kanako's Killer Life 1-4 4 9 $36 G4/G5 - V1 & V3 have remainder marks
Haru's Curse 1 1 10 $10 G4 remainder mark
Hatskune Miku: Rin-Chan Now! 1-4 4 7 $28 G4 - V1 has a small crease on top left corner of front cover
Hell Girl 6-9 2 V6 - $35, V7/8/9 - $125 $160 G4 - light shelf wear. Security tag on inside of back cover
High School Girls 1-4 4 7 $28 G3/G4 yellowing
Himouto Umaru-Chan 1-2, 4, 10-12 6 8 $48 G4 remainder marks
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord 1-2, 6, 9, 11-12 6 $7 $42 Remainder marks, except V1 & V2
Hungry For You: Endo Yasuko Stalks the Night 1 1 8 $8 G4
I am a Cat Barista 1-2 2 9 $18 G4 remainder mark
I Got Caught Up In A Hero Summons 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
I Hate You More Than Anyone! 8-9 2 V8 - $20, V9 - $30 $50 G4
I'm A Wolf But My Boss Is A Sheep 1 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
Immortal Hounds 1-6 6 8 $48 G4/G5
Initial D 1-6 6 V1 - $35, V2-4 - $25, V5/6 - $15 $130 G4 - V3 & 6 have yellowing on top. Small scuffs on spine V2 & V6. V1-3 small Tokyopop logo, V4-6 large red Tokyopop logo.
Into the Deepest Most Unknowable Dungeon 1 1 9 $9 g5 sealed
Is This a Zombie!? 2-8 7 $120 G4/G5 - V2 has some yellowing, all others new & sealed
Itazura Na Kiss 1, 5, 7-9 5 V1 - $20, V5 - $30, V7 - $30, V8 - $10, V9 - $20 $110 V1 - G3 bend in top corner of front cover & yellowing, rest of volumes G4/G5, V7-9 sealed
Itsuwaribito 1, 3, 5-8, 11-12-, 15, 21 10 $90 G3/4 - earlier volumes have yellowing on top
Judge 1-5 5 $60 G3/G4
Junko Mizuno's Hansel & Gretel One Shot 1 15 $15 G4 - some yellowing
K-On! College 1 1 $50 G4
Kageki Shojo: The Curtain Rises One Shot 1 $11 $11 G4 remainder mark
Kannagi Crazy Shrine Maidens 1 1 10 $10 G4
Karate Survivor In Another World 1-2 2 7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Kekkaishi 2-14, 16, 22, 24-35 27 5-6 $160 V1-9 - G3/G4, V10+ - G5
Kiichi And the Magic Books 1-2 2 $20 G4 some yellowing
Kimagure Orange Road 4-6 3 $150 G5 sealed
King of Cards 1, 7-8 3 $45 G4 some yellowing
Kitchen Princess Omnibus 4 1 75 $75 G4 Yellowing
Kurohime 1-14 14 $150 G4 - yellowing on some volumes
Lady Snowblood 2-3 2 45 $90 G4 - sealed.V3 has yellowing on all sides, V2 light yellowing on top. Small tears in seals
Lagoon Engine + Einsatz 0-7 8 V0-6 - $20, V7 - $80 $100 V1 - G3 price sticker on back, shelf wear. All others G4 some yellowing. Einsatz - G2 has security sticker on inside of back cover & book store stamp on first page
Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero 1, 4 2 7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Little Devils 1-3 3 $7 $21
Lone Wolf And Cub 1-28 28 $400 G4 all the "chess piece" original spines. Some volumes have light yellowing, great shape overall
Lunar Legend Tsukihime 1, 4-6 4 30 $120 G3/G4 - V1 has yellowing & shelf wear on top/bottom of spine. Price sticker on back of all volumes
Madoka Magica: The Movie - Rebellion 1-3 3 $175 G4 - very light shelf wear
Magi 3, 5-7, 9, 11-13, 16-20, 23-24, 29 17 $150 G5 - V3 has some yellowing
Mar 1-2, 4-7, 10-11, 14-15 10 $80 V1 - G3 sticker residue on back cover, V2 - G3 security tag and stamp on inside of back cover, V4 - G3 Name written on inside cover and Viz survey partially filled out, V5+ - all G3/G4 some yellowing
Mars 1-4, 6-11, 13 + Novel 12 $175 G2/G3 - V11 & Horse With No Name are Ex-lib. Basic shelf/reading wear. V11 has a bent corner on the front cover. (missing vols 5,12,14-15)
Mars Red 1-3 3 $7 $21 G4 remainder mark
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid 1-5, 7, 9-11 9 8 $72 V11 - G4 remainder mark, all others G5
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary 3 1 8 $8 G4 remainder mark
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life 4-5, 7, 9 4 8 $32 G4 remainder mark
Monster Guild: The Dark Lord's No Good Comeback 1-3 3 $7 $21 G4 remainder mark
Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter 1-9 9 $250 G4 - V1&3 have yellowing on all sides, rest of vols only have yellowing on top
Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation 3-6, 8, 10-11, 14, 18 9 4 $40 g4/G5
Muscles Are Better Than Magic 1-3 3 $7 $21 G4 remainder mark
Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation (manga) 1 1 8 $8 G4
My Deer Friend Nokotan 1 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
My Hero Academia 1-9, 15-16, 20, 22-25, 29-30, UA 19 5 $100 G3-G5
My Lovey Dovey Wife Is A Stone Cold Killer 1-3 3 $7 $21 G4 remainder mark
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom 3 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
My Senpai is Annoying 1-8 8 9 $72 G4/G5 - V3 & V6 have remainder marks
My Wife Has No Emotion 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse 1 1 12 $12 G4
Nicola Travelling Around The Demons' World 1-2 2 8 $16 G4/G5 - V2 has a remainder mark
Nightmare Inspector 1-4, 8 5 $40 V1-4 - G3 price sticker on back and some yellowing, V8 - G4 yellowing
No Matter What They Say Furi-San is Scary 1-3 3 7 $21 G4 remainder mark
Oreimo 1-3 3 10 $30 G4 - V2 has a nick on the top of the spine.
Oreimo Kuroneko 3-4, 6 3 V3-4 - $8, V6 $25 $40 G3/G4 - light shelf wear. V6 has price sticker on back cover
Otaku Elf 1-4 4 $7 $28 Remainder marks, except V1 & V4
Otherworld PIcnic (manga) 1 1 6 $6 G4 remainder mark
Paradise Kiss Anniversary Edition 1 1 20 $20 G4 remainder mark
Penguindrum 1-5 5 8 $40 V1-2, 5 - G4 remainder mark, V3 & V5 - G5
Peter Grill 1,3 2 7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Pure Trance by Junko Mizuno 1 1 15 $15 g5
Rainbow and Black 1-3 3 9 $27 G4 remainder mark
Re:Zero: The Frozen Bond 1 1 8 $8 G4
Reborn as a Barrier Master 1 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
Reborn as a Space Mercenary 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Red River 23-24, 28 3 20 $60 G4/G5 - all new & sealed. V23 has sunfaded spine
Red Snow 1 1 $10 G4 Drawn & Quarterly softcover publisher advance copy
Reincarnated as a Sword 1,6 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Ristorante Paradiso One Shot 1 $8 $8
Romeo x Juliet 1 1 10 $10 G3 yellowing & light shelf wear
Rozl in the Labyrinth 1 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
Saint Tail 2-3 2 15 $30 G4 - V3 has a lot of yellowing, V2 looks new
Samurai Executioner Omnibus 1-4 4 $90 G2 - V1 has some rips, dings and creases, a little wavy, not sure if it's water damage or just stored improperly. All volumes are like well-read Dark Horse Omnibuses, spines are curved and have creases
Satsuma Gishiden 2-3 2 30 $60 G4 - V2 is sealed but seal is separating at the top. Yellowing on top/bottom.
School Rumble 1-16 14 $200 V5 - G3 dent in top of front cover, V14/15/16 - G3 has a little bit of shelf wear. All others G3/G4 with some yellowing
Sekirei 3 1 35 $35 G4 - sealed, some yellowing on top
She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man 1-4 4 $7 $28 G4 remainder mark
Shirley 1 1 $25 G4
Slow Life in Another World 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Something's Wrong With Us 1-4 4 $8.00 $32 G4
Spirits & Cat Ears 1-8 8 9 $72 G5
Sundome 1 1 30 $30 G5 sealed
Tales of the Abyss: Asch the Bloody 1-2 2 15 $30 G4 - some light yellowing
Tamamo-chan's a Fox 1, 3-5 4 $7 $28 G4 remainder mark
The Apothecary Diaries 1-4 4 7 $28 V1-2 - G4 remainder mark, V3-4 - G4/G5
The Brave Tuber 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
The Case Files of Jeweler Richard 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
The Dangers in My Heart 1-4 4 8 $32 G4/G5 - V1,3-4 has a remainder mark
The Demon Girl Next Door 1, 3-5 4 $8 $32 G4 Remainder marks, except V1
The Demon Prince of Momochi House 3, 5-16 13 8 $104 G5
The Drops of God 1 1 $35 $35 G3/G4 - shelf weaknicks on spine, small tear on top of back cover
The Drops of God: New World 1 1 25 $25 G4
The Elusive Samurai 1 1 6 $6 G5
The Heart Of Thomas 1 1 200 $200 G4 small dents in the top and bottom left corners of the front cover, scuffs from shelf
The Honor Student at Magic High School 1-11 11 9 $99 G4/G5 - some light yellowing
The Ideal Sponger Life 1, 7-10 5 $7 $35 Remainder marks, except V1
The Invincible Shovel 1, 3 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
The King of Fighters 1-2, 4, 6 4 7 $28 G4 remainder mark
The Kingdoms of Ruin 1-3 3 $7 $21 G4 remainder mark
The Misfit of Demon King Academy 1-4 4 $7 $28 G4 remainder mark
The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen 1 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
The Most Notorious Talker Runs The World's Greatest Clan 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
The Name of the Flower 4 1 $15 G4 some yellowing
The NPCs in This Village Sim Game Must be Real 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
The Palette of 12 Secret Colors 3 1 $10 G4 some yellowing
The Quintessential Quintuplets Box 1 (1-7) 1 50 $50 Sealed
The Royal Tutor 6-15 9 9 $81 G4/G5
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent 1-4 4 $7 $28 G4 remainder mark
The Seven Deadly Sins 1-11, 13-15 14 4 $56 G4
The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary 1-3 3 $7 $21 G4 remainder mark
The Wallflower 3-8, 10-36 33 $450 V3-8 & V10 - G3 yellowing and shelf wear, V11 - G2 sticker residue on front cover, price written in pencil on back page, V12 - G2 sticker & sticker residue on back cover, V13-17 - G3 some have a little sticker residue on back cover, V18 - G2 bend in top right corner of back cover, V19-21 - G3, V22/23/24 - G4 security sticker on inside of back cover, V25-27 - G3, V28 - G2 crease in front cover, V29-36 - G3
The Weakest Contestant of all Space and Time 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Time Stop Hero 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Tomo-chan is a Girl 1-2, 6-8 5 $7 $35 G4 remainder mark
Train Man: A Shojo Manga 1 1 $10 G4 yellowing. Del Rey release
Translucent 1-3 3 7 $21 G3/G4 - V3 has a lot of yellowing. Price sticker on the back covers
Trapped in a Dating Sim: Otome Games are Tough For Mobs 1 1 $7 $7 G4 remainder mark
Trigun 1-2 2 25 $50 G2/3 shelf wear, V1 has a bent upper left corner on front cover
Trigun (B&N Hardcover) 2 1 75 $75 G4 - B&N Hardcover. Light wear on the top of the dustjacket
Trigun Maximum (singles) 9, 11 2 30 $60 G4 yellowing
Trigun Maximum Omnibus 4-5 2 $300 G3 - V4 has a dent in the top of the back cover, V5 has a crease in the top left corner of the front cover
Twin Spica 2-4, 9, 11 5 $80 G4/G5 - some yellowing
Ultimate Muscle 2-7, 9-11, 22, 28-29 12 V2 - $30, V3 - $40, V4 - $40, V5 - $70, V6 - $35, V7 - $70, V9 - $100, V10 - $30, V11 - $40, V22 - $30. V28 - $50, V29 - $50 $585 **535 for the set **- G3 heavy yellowing but otherwise great shape
Ultimo 4-5, 10 3 V4-5 - $7, V10 - $75 $89 G4/G5 - light yellowing on top of V4-5
Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project 1-4 4 9 $36 G4/G5
Umineko When They Cry 4, 8 2 $150 G3/G4 yellowing, some light shelf weaknicks
Uzumaki (viz signature singles) 1-3 3 $50 G3 yellowing & some shelf wear
Vaizard 1 1 $5 $5 g4 Small scuff on top of spine
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina 1, 3 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
We Swore to Meet in the Next Life & That's When Things Got Weird 1-2 2 $7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Who Says Warriors Can't be Babes 1,3 2 7 $14 G4 remainder mark
Wolfsmund 2-8 7 $165 G5
Wounded Man 2 1 $15 G3 yellowing
Yozakura Quartet 1-5 5 $6 $30 G3 - Yellowing, sticker residue or price sticker on back covers. Light shelf wear
Zero's Familiar Omnibus 1-3 3 20 $60 V1 - G4 some yellowing, V2-3 - G2 volumes are a little warped, looks like they may have been packed weird or under something heavy, doesn't seem to be water. Yellowing​


BL - Buy the bundle for $120
Title Volume # of Vols Price Total for All Volumes Comments
Author's Pet One Shot 1 $10 $10 G4 - sticker residue on back cover
Hero Heel 1-3 3 $9 $27 G3/G4 - Yellowing, sticker residue on back covers
Il Gatto Sul G 1-3 3 $10 (V1/V2), $20 (V3) $40 G3/G4 - Sticker residue on back covers. V3 has yellowing & was not printed with a dust jacket like previous June releases
Little Cry Baby One Shot 1 11 $11 G4 - sticker residue on back cover
Othello One Shot 1 11 $11 G4 - sticker residue on back cover
Our Dining Table 1 1 8 $8 G4 remainder mark
Shards of Affection One Shot 1 11 $11 G3/G4 - some yellowing, sticker residue on back cover
Yarichin Bitch Club 1-3 3 $10 $30 G4/G5​


Anime - BluRay
Title Volume # of Vols Price Total for All Volumes Comments
My Hero Academia - Season 2-4 2-4 3 10 $30 G4 - no digital code
My Hero Academia - Season 5 Part 1 1 1 10 $10 G4 - no digital code​
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2023.05.27 23:20 FlamedDogo99 Fantasy Book Cover Feedback

I am in the middle of writing a fantasy book. the magic system is based on music and is represented as complex knots of sounds, emotions, and colors.
This is the first time I’ve written a book or designed a cover, and would appreciate any feedback I could get. If you saw this on the shelf of a bookstore, would you at least be interested? If anybody wants more information about the book in order to properly judge the cover, just holler.

https://preview.redd.it/b441f1vhgh2b1.png?width=1275&format=png&auto=webp&s=5e24e20876bb1f019e30634dcac6407ddd296c26
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2023.05.27 21:43 Dangerous_Sea3607 How TO Become Batman

Disclaimer: This post is purely fictional and intended for entertainment purposes. The content is not meant to be taken seriously or as a guide for real-life actions. Creating a real-life Batman-like persona would involve illegal activities and is strongly discouraged. Always abide by the law and prioritize personal safety.
Sorry about the 1. thing i cant get rid of it
Martial Arts Training:
  1. Krav Maga: Krav Maga is a practical and effective self-defense system that focuses on real-world scenarios, including striking, grappling, and defense against armed attackers.
  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: BJJ is a ground-based martial art focusing on submissions, joint locks, and positional control.
  1. Muay Thai: Known as the "Art of Eight Limbs," Muay Thai combines punches, kicks, knees, and elbows for a comprehensive striking skill set.
  1. Boxing: Boxing provides solid punching skills, footwork, and defensive maneuvers.
  1. Eskrima/Kali: These Filipino martial arts specialize in weapon-based fighting and can enhance your overall combat proficiency.
Physical Routine and Workout Plan:
  1. Strength Training: Focus on building functional strength, power, and endurance.
  1. Cardiovascular Conditioning: Develop endurance and stamina to sustain physical activity during combat or pursuit situations.
  1. Agility and Explosiveness: Enhance speed, agility, and quick reflexes to react swiftly in combat situations.
  1. Flexibility and Mobility: Maintain flexibility to enhance movement efficiency, prevent injuries, and improve overall performance.
  1. Bodyweight Conditioning: Develop functional strength, endurance, and body control using bodyweight exercises.
Mental Training Routine:
  1. Meditation and Mindfulness: Cultivate mental focus, clarity, and emotional control through regular meditation and mindfulness practices.
  1. Memory and Cognitive Enhancement: Sharpen memory, cognitive abilities, and problem-solving skills through specific mental exercises.
  1. Visualization and Mental Rehearsal: Develop the ability to visualize and mentally rehearse combat scenarios and strategies.
  1. Stress Management and Emotional Resilience: Learn techniques to manage stress, regulate emotions, and maintain mental well-being.
  1. Continual Learning and Adaptability: Embrace a growth mindset and continuously seek knowledge and skills outside of your comfort zone.
Diet:
  1. Protein: Consume lean sources of protein such as chicken, turkey, fish, tofu, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. Aim for 1.2-1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
  2. Complex Carbohydrates: Include whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread, along with fruits and vegetables for sustained energy.
  3. Healthy Fats: Incorporate sources of healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fatty fish (salmon, tuna) to support brain function and hormone production.
  4. Hydration: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary drinks or alcohol.
  5. Meal Timing: Eat balanced meals consisting of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats every 3-4 hours to maintain energy levels and support muscle recovery. Include pre-workout and post-workout meals with a balance of carbohydrates and protein.
Gadgets and Suits:
While it is challenging to replicate Batman's advanced technology exactly, here are some gadgets and suits that could be reasonably achievable and useful for a crime-fighting vigilante:
Btw 1. is assuming you have around $500,000 to several million dollars.
  1. Protective Suit: The suit is a crucial component of a crime-fighter's arsenal. While replicating Batman's suit exactly may not be possible, a realistic approach would involve incorporating the following elements:
  1. Body Armor: Wear a lightweight, flexible, and ballistic-resistant body armor suit to protect against impacts, cuts, and abrasions without sacrificing mobility.
  2. Grappling Gun: Develop or acquire a compact grappling gun that utilizes compressed gas or a motorized system for ascending buildings, traversing rooftops, and escaping dangerous situations.
  3. Non-Lethal Weapons: Carry non-lethal weapons like stun batons, collapsible batons, pepper spray, and taser devices to immobilize or incapacitate adversaries without causing permanent harm.
  4. Surveillance Equipment: Utilize compact surveillance devices such as miniature cameras, listening devices, GPS trackers, and encrypted communication devices to gather intelligence and monitor criminal activities.
  5. Stealth Suit: Invest in a specialized stealth suit made of advanced materials with noise-reducing properties, thermal insulation, and improved camouflage capabilities for enhanced stealth and protection.
  6. Forensic Tools: Acquire portable forensic tools, such as fingerprint kits, DNA collection kits, and evidence collection equipment, to analyze crime scenes and gather evidence.
  7. Night Vision and Optics: Utilize lightweight night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices, and high-powered binoculars for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions.
  8. Communication and Data Analysis: Equip yourself with encrypted communication devices, portable computers or tablets for data analysis, and hacking tools to gather and process information.
  9. Vehicular Assets: If feasible, acquire a high-performance motorcycle or a modified vehicle with advanced navigation, surveillance systems, and defensive capabilities for mobility and transportation.
  10. Utility Belt: Equip a utility belt with compartments to store various tools and gadgets such as smoke pellets, grappling hooks, throwing stars, a mini flashlight, lock-picking tools, and a multitool.
Note: It's important to remember that developing or acquiring such gadgets and suits would require substantial resources, technical expertise, and compliance with legal and ethical boundaries.
Classes and Intelligence Development:
To further enhance intelligence and develop a wide range of skills, consider pursuing the following classes and areas of study:
  1. Forensic Science: Take courses in forensic science, including forensic chemistry, crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis, and forensic psychology, to develop expertise in evidence analysis and criminal investigation.
  2. Computer Science and Cybersecurity: Learn computer programming, cybersecurity, data analysis, and digital forensics to effectively gather information, track criminals, and protect sensitive data.
  3. Criminology and Psychology: Study criminology, abnormal psychology, criminal behavior, and profiling techniques to understand the mindset of criminals and predict their actions.
  4. Tactical Training: Enroll in tactical training programs offered by law enforcement or military organizations to learn strategic planning, field operations, and combat tactics.
  5. Emergency Medical Training: Acquire training in first aid, emergency medical response, and trauma care to provide immediate medical assistance in the field.
  6. Strategic Planning and Leadership: Develop skills in strategic planning, decision-making, and leadership through courses or workshops focused on organizational management and effective communication.
  7. Languages and Cultural Studies: Learn foreign languages and cultural studies to facilitate communication, gather information, and navigate diverse environments.
Now here are the Problems
  1. Physical and Mental Strain: Maintaining peak physical condition and enduring rigorous training can put a significant strain on the body and mind. Be prepared for intense physical exertion, potential injuries, and the need for disciplined mental fortitude to push through challenges.
  2. Time Management and Sacrifices: Becoming like Batman requires an immense commitment of time and dedication. Be ready to sacrifice personal relationships, leisure activities, and potentially even aspects of a "normal" life in order to maintain a rigorous training and crime-fighting schedule.
  3. Financial Resources: Emulating Batman's lifestyle can be financially demanding. Building and maintaining high-tech gadgets, acquiring specialized training, and funding crime-fighting operations require significant financial resources. Be prepared to invest in your training and equipment or find alternative means of resourcefulness.
  4. Legal and Ethical Boundaries: Vigilante justice operates outside the boundaries of the law. Be aware of the legal and ethical implications of taking the law into your own hands, as well as the potential consequences if you are caught or accused of wrongdoing.
  5. Isolation and Loneliness: Pursuing a solitary life as a crime-fighter can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Prepare for a lifestyle that may distance you from others and consider finding ways to maintain emotional well-being and a support system.
  6. Mental Health Challenges: Constant exposure to crime, violence, and trauma can have a profound impact on mental health. Be aware of the potential for post-traumatic stress, anxiety, or other psychological challenges, and seek professional help if needed.
  7. Personal Safety and Risk: Engaging in vigilantism inherently involves putting yourself in dangerous situations. Prepare for physical confrontations, the risk of injury or harm, and the potential for retaliation from criminal elements.
  8. Balancing Justice and Morality: Striking the right balance between the pursuit of justice and maintaining a moral compass can be challenging. Be ready to navigate moral dilemmas, difficult decisions, and the consequences that come with enforcing your own version of justice.
Peace
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2023.05.27 21:36 Dangerous_Sea3607 HOW TO BECOME BATMAN

Disclaimer: This post is purely fictional and intended for entertainment purposes. The content is not meant to be taken seriously or as a guide for real-life actions. Creating a real-life Batman-like persona would involve illegal activities and is strongly discouraged. Always abide by the law and prioritize personal safety.
Sorry about the 1. thing i cant get rid of it
Martial Arts Training:
  1. Krav Maga: Krav Maga is a practical and effective self-defense system that focuses on real-world scenarios, including striking, grappling, and defense against armed attackers.
  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: BJJ is a ground-based martial art focusing on submissions, joint locks, and positional control.
  1. Muay Thai: Known as the "Art of Eight Limbs," Muay Thai combines punches, kicks, knees, and elbows for a comprehensive striking skill set.
  1. Boxing: Boxing provides solid punching skills, footwork, and defensive maneuvers.
  1. Eskrima/Kali: These Filipino martial arts specialize in weapon-based fighting and can enhance your overall combat proficiency.
Physical Routine and Workout Plan:
  1. Strength Training: Focus on building functional strength, power, and endurance.
  1. Cardiovascular Conditioning: Develop endurance and stamina to sustain physical activity during combat or pursuit situations.
  1. Agility and Explosiveness: Enhance speed, agility, and quick reflexes to react swiftly in combat situations.
  1. Flexibility and Mobility: Maintain flexibility to enhance movement efficiency, prevent injuries, and improve overall performance.
  1. Bodyweight Conditioning: Develop functional strength, endurance, and body control using bodyweight exercises.
Mental Training Routine:
  1. Meditation and Mindfulness: Cultivate mental focus, clarity, and emotional control through regular meditation and mindfulness practices.
  1. Memory and Cognitive Enhancement: Sharpen memory, cognitive abilities, and problem-solving skills through specific mental exercises.
  1. Visualization and Mental Rehearsal: Develop the ability to visualize and mentally rehearse combat scenarios and strategies.
  1. Stress Management and Emotional Resilience: Learn techniques to manage stress, regulate emotions, and maintain mental well-being.
  1. Continual Learning and Adaptability: Embrace a growth mindset and continuously seek knowledge and skills outside of your comfort zone.
Diet:
  1. Protein: Consume lean sources of protein such as chicken, turkey, fish, tofu, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. Aim for 1.2-1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
  2. Complex Carbohydrates: Include whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread, along with fruits and vegetables for sustained energy.
  3. Healthy Fats: Incorporate sources of healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fatty fish (salmon, tuna) to support brain function and hormone production.
  4. Hydration: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary drinks or alcohol.
  5. Meal Timing: Eat balanced meals consisting of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats every 3-4 hours to maintain energy levels and support muscle recovery. Include pre-workout and post-workout meals with a balance of carbohydrates and protein.
Gadgets and Suits:
While it is challenging to replicate Batman's advanced technology exactly, here are some gadgets and suits that could be reasonably achievable and useful for a crime-fighting vigilante:
Btw 1. is assuming you have around $500,000 to several million dollars.
  1. Protective Suit: The suit is a crucial component of a crime-fighter's arsenal. While replicating Batman's suit exactly may not be possible, a realistic approach would involve incorporating the following elements:
  1. Body Armor: Wear a lightweight, flexible, and ballistic-resistant body armor suit to protect against impacts, cuts, and abrasions without sacrificing mobility.
  2. Grappling Gun: Develop or acquire a compact grappling gun that utilizes compressed gas or a motorized system for ascending buildings, traversing rooftops, and escaping dangerous situations.
  3. Non-Lethal Weapons: Carry non-lethal weapons like stun batons, collapsible batons, pepper spray, and taser devices to immobilize or incapacitate adversaries without causing permanent harm.
  4. Surveillance Equipment: Utilize compact surveillance devices such as miniature cameras, listening devices, GPS trackers, and encrypted communication devices to gather intelligence and monitor criminal activities.
  5. Stealth Suit: Invest in a specialized stealth suit made of advanced materials with noise-reducing properties, thermal insulation, and improved camouflage capabilities for enhanced stealth and protection.
  6. Forensic Tools: Acquire portable forensic tools, such as fingerprint kits, DNA collection kits, and evidence collection equipment, to analyze crime scenes and gather evidence.
  7. Night Vision and Optics: Utilize lightweight night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices, and high-powered binoculars for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions.
  8. Communication and Data Analysis: Equip yourself with encrypted communication devices, portable computers or tablets for data analysis, and hacking tools to gather and process information.
  9. Vehicular Assets: If feasible, acquire a high-performance motorcycle or a modified vehicle with advanced navigation, surveillance systems, and defensive capabilities for mobility and transportation.
  10. Utility Belt: Equip a utility belt with compartments to store various tools and gadgets such as smoke pellets, grappling hooks, throwing stars, a mini flashlight, lock-picking tools, and a multitool.
Note: It's important to remember that developing or acquiring such gadgets and suits would require substantial resources, technical expertise, and compliance with legal and ethical boundaries.
Classes and Intelligence Development:
To further enhance intelligence and develop a wide range of skills, consider pursuing the following classes and areas of study:
  1. Forensic Science: Take courses in forensic science, including forensic chemistry, crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis, and forensic psychology, to develop expertise in evidence analysis and criminal investigation.
  2. Computer Science and Cybersecurity: Learn computer programming, cybersecurity, data analysis, and digital forensics to effectively gather information, track criminals, and protect sensitive data.
  3. Criminology and Psychology: Study criminology, abnormal psychology, criminal behavior, and profiling techniques to understand the mindset of criminals and predict their actions.
  4. Tactical Training: Enroll in tactical training programs offered by law enforcement or military organizations to learn strategic planning, field operations, and combat tactics.
  5. Emergency Medical Training: Acquire training in first aid, emergency medical response, and trauma care to provide immediate medical assistance in the field.
  6. Strategic Planning and Leadership: Develop skills in strategic planning, decision-making, and leadership through courses or workshops focused on organizational management and effective communication.
  7. Languages and Cultural Studies: Learn foreign languages and cultural studies to facilitate communication, gather information, and navigate diverse environments.
Now here are the Problems
  1. Physical and Mental Strain: Maintaining peak physical condition and enduring rigorous training can put a significant strain on the body and mind. Be prepared for intense physical exertion, potential injuries, and the need for disciplined mental fortitude to push through challenges.
  2. Time Management and Sacrifices: Becoming like Batman requires an immense commitment of time and dedication. Be ready to sacrifice personal relationships, leisure activities, and potentially even aspects of a "normal" life in order to maintain a rigorous training and crime-fighting schedule.
  3. Financial Resources: Emulating Batman's lifestyle can be financially demanding. Building and maintaining high-tech gadgets, acquiring specialized training, and funding crime-fighting operations require significant financial resources. Be prepared to invest in your training and equipment or find alternative means of resourcefulness.
  4. Legal and Ethical Boundaries: Vigilante justice operates outside the boundaries of the law. Be aware of the legal and ethical implications of taking the law into your own hands, as well as the potential consequences if you are caught or accused of wrongdoing.
  5. Isolation and Loneliness: Pursuing a solitary life as a crime-fighter can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Prepare for a lifestyle that may distance you from others and consider finding ways to maintain emotional well-being and a support system.
  6. Mental Health Challenges: Constant exposure to crime, violence, and trauma can have a profound impact on mental health. Be aware of the potential for post-traumatic stress, anxiety, or other psychological challenges, and seek professional help if needed.
  7. Personal Safety and Risk: Engaging in vigilantism inherently involves putting yourself in dangerous situations. Prepare for physical confrontations, the risk of injury or harm, and the potential for retaliation from criminal elements.
  8. Balancing Justice and Morality: Striking the right balance between the pursuit of justice and maintaining a moral compass can be challenging. Be ready to navigate moral dilemmas, difficult decisions, and the consequences that come with enforcing your own version of justice.
Peace
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2023.05.27 21:35 Dangerous_Sea3607 How To Become Batman

Disclaimer: This post is purely fictional and intended for entertainment purposes. The content is not meant to be taken seriously or as a guide for real-life actions. Creating a real-life Batman-like persona would involve illegal activities and is strongly discouraged. Always abide by the law and prioritize personal safety.
Sorry about the 1. thing i cant get rid of it
Martial Arts Training:
  1. Krav Maga: Krav Maga is a practical and effective self-defense system that focuses on real-world scenarios, including striking, grappling, and defense against armed attackers.
  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: BJJ is a ground-based martial art focusing on submissions, joint locks, and positional control.
  1. Muay Thai: Known as the "Art of Eight Limbs," Muay Thai combines punches, kicks, knees, and elbows for a comprehensive striking skill set.
  1. Boxing: Boxing provides solid punching skills, footwork, and defensive maneuvers.
  1. Eskrima/Kali: These Filipino martial arts specialize in weapon-based fighting and can enhance your overall combat proficiency.
Physical Routine and Workout Plan:
  1. Strength Training: Focus on building functional strength, power, and endurance.
  1. Cardiovascular Conditioning: Develop endurance and stamina to sustain physical activity during combat or pursuit situations.
  1. Agility and Explosiveness: Enhance speed, agility, and quick reflexes to react swiftly in combat situations.
  1. Flexibility and Mobility: Maintain flexibility to enhance movement efficiency, prevent injuries, and improve overall performance.
  1. Bodyweight Conditioning: Develop functional strength, endurance, and body control using bodyweight exercises.
Mental Training Routine:
  1. Meditation and Mindfulness: Cultivate mental focus, clarity, and emotional control through regular meditation and mindfulness practices.
  1. Memory and Cognitive Enhancement: Sharpen memory, cognitive abilities, and problem-solving skills through specific mental exercises.
  1. Visualization and Mental Rehearsal: Develop the ability to visualize and mentally rehearse combat scenarios and strategies.
  1. Stress Management and Emotional Resilience: Learn techniques to manage stress, regulate emotions, and maintain mental well-being.
  1. Continual Learning and Adaptability: Embrace a growth mindset and continuously seek knowledge and skills outside of your comfort zone.
Diet:
  1. Protein: Consume lean sources of protein such as chicken, turkey, fish, tofu, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. Aim for 1.2-1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
  2. Complex Carbohydrates: Include whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread, along with fruits and vegetables for sustained energy.
  3. Healthy Fats: Incorporate sources of healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fatty fish (salmon, tuna) to support brain function and hormone production.
  4. Hydration: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary drinks or alcohol.
  5. Meal Timing: Eat balanced meals consisting of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats every 3-4 hours to maintain energy levels and support muscle recovery. Include pre-workout and post-workout meals with a balance of carbohydrates and protein.
Gadgets and Suits:
While it is challenging to replicate Batman's advanced technology exactly, here are some gadgets and suits that could be reasonably achievable and useful for a crime-fighting vigilante:
Btw 1. is assuming you have around $500,000 to several million dollars.
  1. Protective Suit: The suit is a crucial component of a crime-fighter's arsenal. While replicating Batman's suit exactly may not be possible, a realistic approach would involve incorporating the following elements:
  1. Body Armor: Wear a lightweight, flexible, and ballistic-resistant body armor suit to protect against impacts, cuts, and abrasions without sacrificing mobility.
  2. Grappling Gun: Develop or acquire a compact grappling gun that utilizes compressed gas or a motorized system for ascending buildings, traversing rooftops, and escaping dangerous situations.
  3. Non-Lethal Weapons: Carry non-lethal weapons like stun batons, collapsible batons, pepper spray, and taser devices to immobilize or incapacitate adversaries without causing permanent harm.
  4. Surveillance Equipment: Utilize compact surveillance devices such as miniature cameras, listening devices, GPS trackers, and encrypted communication devices to gather intelligence and monitor criminal activities.
  5. Stealth Suit: Invest in a specialized stealth suit made of advanced materials with noise-reducing properties, thermal insulation, and improved camouflage capabilities for enhanced stealth and protection.
  6. Forensic Tools: Acquire portable forensic tools, such as fingerprint kits, DNA collection kits, and evidence collection equipment, to analyze crime scenes and gather evidence.
  7. Night Vision and Optics: Utilize lightweight night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices, and high-powered binoculars for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions.
  8. Communication and Data Analysis: Equip yourself with encrypted communication devices, portable computers or tablets for data analysis, and hacking tools to gather and process information.
  9. Vehicular Assets: If feasible, acquire a high-performance motorcycle or a modified vehicle with advanced navigation, surveillance systems, and defensive capabilities for mobility and transportation.
  10. Utility Belt: Equip a utility belt with compartments to store various tools and gadgets such as smoke pellets, grappling hooks, throwing stars, a mini flashlight, lock-picking tools, and a multitool.
Note: It's important to remember that developing or acquiring such gadgets and suits would require substantial resources, technical expertise, and compliance with legal and ethical boundaries.
Classes and Intelligence Development:
To further enhance intelligence and develop a wide range of skills, consider pursuing the following classes and areas of study:
  1. Forensic Science: Take courses in forensic science, including forensic chemistry, crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis, and forensic psychology, to develop expertise in evidence analysis and criminal investigation.
  2. Computer Science and Cybersecurity: Learn computer programming, cybersecurity, data analysis, and digital forensics to effectively gather information, track criminals, and protect sensitive data.
  3. Criminology and Psychology: Study criminology, abnormal psychology, criminal behavior, and profiling techniques to understand the mindset of criminals and predict their actions.
  4. Tactical Training: Enroll in tactical training programs offered by law enforcement or military organizations to learn strategic planning, field operations, and combat tactics.
  5. Emergency Medical Training: Acquire training in first aid, emergency medical response, and trauma care to provide immediate medical assistance in the field.
  6. Strategic Planning and Leadership: Develop skills in strategic planning, decision-making, and leadership through courses or workshops focused on organizational management and effective communication.
  7. Languages and Cultural Studies: Learn foreign languages and cultural studies to facilitate communication, gather information, and navigate diverse environments.
Now here are the Problems
  1. Physical and Mental Strain: Maintaining peak physical condition and enduring rigorous training can put a significant strain on the body and mind. Be prepared for intense physical exertion, potential injuries, and the need for disciplined mental fortitude to push through challenges.
  2. Time Management and Sacrifices: Becoming like Batman requires an immense commitment of time and dedication. Be ready to sacrifice personal relationships, leisure activities, and potentially even aspects of a "normal" life in order to maintain a rigorous training and crime-fighting schedule.
  3. Financial Resources: Emulating Batman's lifestyle can be financially demanding. Building and maintaining high-tech gadgets, acquiring specialized training, and funding crime-fighting operations require significant financial resources. Be prepared to invest in your training and equipment or find alternative means of resourcefulness.
  4. Legal and Ethical Boundaries: Vigilante justice operates outside the boundaries of the law. Be aware of the legal and ethical implications of taking the law into your own hands, as well as the potential consequences if you are caught or accused of wrongdoing.
  5. Isolation and Loneliness: Pursuing a solitary life as a crime-fighter can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Prepare for a lifestyle that may distance you from others and consider finding ways to maintain emotional well-being and a support system.
  6. Mental Health Challenges: Constant exposure to crime, violence, and trauma can have a profound impact on mental health. Be aware of the potential for post-traumatic stress, anxiety, or other psychological challenges, and seek professional help if needed.
  7. Personal Safety and Risk: Engaging in vigilantism inherently involves putting yourself in dangerous situations. Prepare for physical confrontations, the risk of injury or harm, and the potential for retaliation from criminal elements.
  8. Balancing Justice and Morality: Striking the right balance between the pursuit of justice and maintaining a moral compass can be challenging. Be ready to navigate moral dilemmas, difficult decisions, and the consequences that come with enforcing your own version of justice.
Peace
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2023.05.27 21:27 Dangerous_Sea3607 How To Become Batman

Disclaimer: This post is purely fictional and intended for entertainment purposes. The content is not meant to be taken seriously or as a guide for real-life actions. Creating a real-life Batman-like persona would involve illegal activities and is strongly discouraged. Always abide by the law and prioritize personal safety.
Sorry about the 1. thing i cant get rid of it
Martial Arts Training:
  1. Krav Maga: Krav Maga is a practical and effective self-defense system that focuses on real-world scenarios, including striking, grappling, and defense against armed attackers.
  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: BJJ is a ground-based martial art focusing on submissions, joint locks, and positional control.
  1. Muay Thai: Known as the "Art of Eight Limbs," Muay Thai combines punches, kicks, knees, and elbows for a comprehensive striking skill set.
  1. Boxing: Boxing provides solid punching skills, footwork, and defensive maneuvers.
  1. Eskrima/Kali: These Filipino martial arts specialize in weapon-based fighting and can enhance your overall combat proficiency.
Physical Routine and Workout Plan:
  1. Strength Training: Focus on building functional strength, power, and endurance.
  1. Cardiovascular Conditioning: Develop endurance and stamina to sustain physical activity during combat or pursuit situations.
  1. Agility and Explosiveness: Enhance speed, agility, and quick reflexes to react swiftly in combat situations.
  1. Flexibility and Mobility: Maintain flexibility to enhance movement efficiency, prevent injuries, and improve overall performance.
  1. Bodyweight Conditioning: Develop functional strength, endurance, and body control using bodyweight exercises.
Mental Training Routine:
  1. Meditation and Mindfulness: Cultivate mental focus, clarity, and emotional control through regular meditation and mindfulness practices.
  1. Memory and Cognitive Enhancement: Sharpen memory, cognitive abilities, and problem-solving skills through specific mental exercises.
  1. Visualization and Mental Rehearsal: Develop the ability to visualize and mentally rehearse combat scenarios and strategies.
  1. Stress Management and Emotional Resilience: Learn techniques to manage stress, regulate emotions, and maintain mental well-being.
  1. Continual Learning and Adaptability: Embrace a growth mindset and continuously seek knowledge and skills outside of your comfort zone.
Diet:
  1. Protein: Consume lean sources of protein such as chicken, turkey, fish, tofu, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. Aim for 1.2-1.6 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
  2. Complex Carbohydrates: Include whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat bread, along with fruits and vegetables for sustained energy.
  3. Healthy Fats: Incorporate sources of healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fatty fish (salmon, tuna) to support brain function and hormone production.
  4. Hydration: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary drinks or alcohol.
  5. Meal Timing: Eat balanced meals consisting of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats every 3-4 hours to maintain energy levels and support muscle recovery. Include pre-workout and post-workout meals with a balance of carbohydrates and protein.
Gadgets and Suits:
While it is challenging to replicate Batman's advanced technology exactly, here are some gadgets and suits that could be reasonably achievable and useful for a crime-fighting vigilante:
Btw 1. is assuming you have around $500,000 to several million dollars.
  1. Protective Suit: The suit is a crucial component of a crime-fighter's arsenal. While replicating Batman's suit exactly may not be possible, a realistic approach would involve incorporating the following elements:
  1. Body Armor: Wear a lightweight, flexible, and ballistic-resistant body armor suit to protect against impacts, cuts, and abrasions without sacrificing mobility.
  2. Grappling Gun: Develop or acquire a compact grappling gun that utilizes compressed gas or a motorized system for ascending buildings, traversing rooftops, and escaping dangerous situations.
  3. Non-Lethal Weapons: Carry non-lethal weapons like stun batons, collapsible batons, pepper spray, and taser devices to immobilize or incapacitate adversaries without causing permanent harm.
  4. Surveillance Equipment: Utilize compact surveillance devices such as miniature cameras, listening devices, GPS trackers, and encrypted communication devices to gather intelligence and monitor criminal activities.
  5. Stealth Suit: Invest in a specialized stealth suit made of advanced materials with noise-reducing properties, thermal insulation, and improved camouflage capabilities for enhanced stealth and protection.
  6. Forensic Tools: Acquire portable forensic tools, such as fingerprint kits, DNA collection kits, and evidence collection equipment, to analyze crime scenes and gather evidence.
  7. Night Vision and Optics: Utilize lightweight night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices, and high-powered binoculars for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions.
  8. Communication and Data Analysis: Equip yourself with encrypted communication devices, portable computers or tablets for data analysis, and hacking tools to gather and process information.
  9. Vehicular Assets: If feasible, acquire a high-performance motorcycle or a modified vehicle with advanced navigation, surveillance systems, and defensive capabilities for mobility and transportation.
  10. Utility Belt: Equip a utility belt with compartments to store various tools and gadgets such as smoke pellets, grappling hooks, throwing stars, a mini flashlight, lock-picking tools, and a multitool.

Note: It's important to remember that developing or acquiring such gadgets and suits would require substantial resources, technical expertise, and compliance with legal and ethical boundaries.

Classes and Intelligence Development:
To further enhance intelligence and develop a wide range of skills, consider pursuing the following classes and areas of study:
  1. Forensic Science: Take courses in forensic science, including forensic chemistry, crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis, and forensic psychology, to develop expertise in evidence analysis and criminal investigation.
  2. Computer Science and Cybersecurity: Learn computer programming, cybersecurity, data analysis, and digital forensics to effectively gather information, track criminals, and protect sensitive data.
  3. Criminology and Psychology: Study criminology, abnormal psychology, criminal behavior, and profiling techniques to understand the mindset of criminals and predict their actions.
  4. Tactical Training: Enroll in tactical training programs offered by law enforcement or military organizations to learn strategic planning, field operations, and combat tactics.
  5. Emergency Medical Training: Acquire training in first aid, emergency medical response, and trauma care to provide immediate medical assistance in the field.
  6. Strategic Planning and Leadership: Develop skills in strategic planning, decision-making, and leadership through courses or workshops focused on organizational management and effective communication.
  7. Languages and Cultural Studies: Learn foreign languages and cultural studies to facilitate communication, gather information, and navigate diverse environments.

Now here are the Problems
  1. Physical and Mental Strain: Maintaining peak physical condition and enduring rigorous training can put a significant strain on the body and mind. Be prepared for intense physical exertion, potential injuries, and the need for disciplined mental fortitude to push through challenges.
  2. Time Management and Sacrifices: Becoming like Batman requires an immense commitment of time and dedication. Be ready to sacrifice personal relationships, leisure activities, and potentially even aspects of a "normal" life in order to maintain a rigorous training and crime-fighting schedule.
  3. Financial Resources: Emulating Batman's lifestyle can be financially demanding. Building and maintaining high-tech gadgets, acquiring specialized training, and funding crime-fighting operations require significant financial resources. Be prepared to invest in your training and equipment or find alternative means of resourcefulness.
  4. Legal and Ethical Boundaries: Vigilante justice operates outside the boundaries of the law. Be aware of the legal and ethical implications of taking the law into your own hands, as well as the potential consequences if you are caught or accused of wrongdoing.
  5. Isolation and Loneliness: Pursuing a solitary life as a crime-fighter can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Prepare for a lifestyle that may distance you from others and consider finding ways to maintain emotional well-being and a support system.
  6. Mental Health Challenges: Constant exposure to crime, violence, and trauma can have a profound impact on mental health. Be aware of the potential for post-traumatic stress, anxiety, or other psychological challenges, and seek professional help if needed.
  7. Personal Safety and Risk: Engaging in vigilantism inherently involves putting yourself in dangerous situations. Prepare for physical confrontations, the risk of injury or harm, and the potential for retaliation from criminal elements.
  8. Balancing Justice and Morality: Striking the right balance between the pursuit of justice and maintaining a moral compass can be challenging. Be ready to navigate moral dilemmas, difficult decisions, and the consequences that come with enforcing your own version of justice.
Peace
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2023.05.27 21:21 Endsdrummer AITA for wanting to decorate my practice space/office on my own?

So I (44M) want to decorate my practice space/office the way that I want. My wife (35F) has her own office decorated in a style she enjoys. My practice space has been used for storage for the past few months because we were cleaning some clutter out of our attic and house. I would like to hang a few pictures and put in a couple bookshelves for my stuff, mostly music books/magazines and a few tchotchkes. My wife refuses to let me decide where I should hang the pictures and what the pictures will be and also doesn’t want my music books/magazines out on a shelf, she says they have to be in a cabinet. I don’t see why I can’t decide any of these things for myself. One caveat: I have previously acquiesced to letting her decorate the inside of our house as long as I was ok to decorate the outside (yard) how I want. BUT, she now refuses to let me add a new natural area or even put a small tree in our front yard. More clarification: the pictures I want to hang are an oil painting of the 17th green at TPC Sawgrass (painted by my great uncle), a Civil War map (historical document, does not include any references glorifying traitors), and two frames that have the CD and artwork from the two albums my band has recorded.
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