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2023.06.02 17:08 fuckinpeanuthead should i get tickets to see zach bryan in september?

obviously this subreddit is gonna be a little biased, but this is mainly for the people that have seen him live in concert. he’s playing at a festival near me with a few other performers this september and tickets are like $200.
this cannot be a good financial decision but i’ve heard he’s amazing in concert. is that true? what do y’all think?
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2023.06.02 17:07 GoingBrokeAgain Kicked Owner Out of My House

Had an owner show up with her in tack German Shepard for our meet & greet. Met her out side with her dog & made sure we walked around the yard to get some pee out. All was going fine dog is young & bit hyper without much training. As we went inside she seamed to get uptight. Just thought going into a strangers house could be weird for some so thought little about it. Asked her to sit down & let dog settle down as well. I got the dog to calm a bit while we chatted. Was told the dog needs a toy in it mouth to keep it from nipping/biting her when he gets excited. That was big red flag but I think it’s more her then the dog so moved on. After calmed I said I am headed to get my Dane so they can meet. She reached for the dog to hook up leash. I said no don’t do that because that’s not how the dogs stay her would be. She put leach down. Dog went with me to get my Dane & opened door all went fine. Then as we headed back to room with her she had stood up & was hurrying towards us. The dog picked up of her energy & then started circling her & getting worked up. I told her to sit down because her dog thinks she’s up so it’s time to leave now & getting worked up. She then told me her dog was attacked yesterday at a meet & greet so she scared it will happen again. Now as she started freaking out the dog got worse. So I just called my dog back to his room & her dog tried to fallow to the room. Got them apart without anything going bad thankfully. But I just told her to get her dog & get out. Took the time to let her know next time sh meet a sitter she needs to inform them of her fears. If she had taken 1 minute to tell me I would had informed her of how it all goes & how great my dog is with this stuff. But now that this energy is in the room she has to go away. If she can’t fallow simple requests to help with meeting just go away. She was shocked & just left. I wished her luck in the future & said please fallow the advice I give you. Just sucks because I love watching high energy dogs & often help the owners overcome bad behavior while here. So I guess if you are an owner & you have fears let the sitter know before hand to settle your own mind before messing up the dog sitting chance. Have a Great Day.
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2023.06.02 17:07 Lilsnubb More monk, or broaden my horizons?

(5e) Hi, I'm currently in a campaign where I am playing a Tabaxi Kensei Monk 6. We're nearing a level up point, and I'm stuck at a 3-way crossroads, and would love some advice. Ultimately, it comes down to a lot of flavor of the character, but too many things sound good.
Our party is currently 2 Druids, 1 Wizard, 1 Sorc, and myself (Monk). I love being the "weapon master" of the group, and my DM has graciously let me use a glaive as a Kensei weapon, provided it uses my martial arts die. Currently, I wield a Glaive, a +1 Longsword, and a Longbow. My options for level 7 are: Monk 7, Fighter 1, Knowledge/Arcana Cleric 1.

Monk abilities get crazy if you get the ki to spam them, and Evasion is really nice. Fighters get the Fighting Style (considering multiple ones) and second wind, and would start me on the way to becoming a battlemaster. Cleric would give me a lot of fun spell stuff and just fit the character very well.

I know Fighter would be the "power-build" option, which I'm not opposed to. Monk would be simple and be some great defensive options. Cleric would be more for fun, but could be really useful for a one level dip. But I'm extremely uncertain about which one I want to do. Any advice or views would be appreciated!
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2023.06.02 17:07 HatComprehensive3181 Should I cut off contact even though I'm still in love with her?

[17M] [16F] This relationship I have had with the person has tested me mentally very harshly and I am unsure how to go about my situation. Its a long story so please be patient. 5 years ago I met this wonderful girl and we seemed to just always get along and stay on the same wavelength, we spoke for ages and then I finally built up the courage to ask her out in march 2020. From there we were really happy and enjoying each others company experiencing young love as everyone should. Then covid happend and lock down struck. I think that was a tough time for alot of people's relationships. For me and this girl we managed to get through the first few months together but then I don't know why but I broke things off. Now when I look back on it I realised I always did love her even when I broke things off with her I think I was just bored (well thats just the excuse I give to myself to make me feel better). Fast foward to 2021, another lock down came. I reached out to contact her and we spoke for a little bit. However, then came one of the darkest points of my life. I remember it so vividly, I was down in the kitchen making a drink when I got 3 consecutive messages from 3 different guys (2 of them being my best mates) all of them told me to leave her alone as I was annoying her and she didn't want me at all. That shook me to the core. Only one person told me they loved me that day and that was because I gave then answers to the history homework. That was one of the hardest points of my life. After them messages I stopped messaging her as I was told not to. 2 weeks later she messages me and says, "hey how have you been do you want to come and play some minecraft" so being the young in love boy I was I agreed and did so. We chatted for a bit here and there after when it all happened again except this time it was more aggressive threats. I got messaged from one of my friends to basically fuck off and leave her alone as it is literal harassment at this point. It was at that point I knew it was over between me and this girl. Exactly one year later in 2022 I go to my first ever party. She was there. I didn't speak to her and just avoided her it wasn't until our groups were socialising we spoke again. The next day we messaged and then started to get close once again. I fell further in love with her and developed attachment issues. It was on the run up to our exams so we decided not to take things further until after them. Towards the end of exams I could sense she was loosing interest so became desperate to try and keep her which only made things worse. Then once the exams were over I found out she was with another guy at the same party I was at which broke me. Then I found out she got back with her ex she dated in 2021. I was so mentally challenged in that time. I didn't speak speak anyone about it I got through it by myself battling my own thoughts. I went on holiday in that summer and realised I didn't need her and felt over her. After I was over her I thought it would be best to message her acknowledging things were over and just thank her for the fun times we had that year just to keep things respectful and finish on a good note. Now this year 2023 I don't know how but she found a way to get back into my life again. We started talking around 4 weeks ago when we ecounted each other in college for the first time in months. She came round my house and we were chill and everything. Fast foward 2 days later we were at the party like chilling together cuddling etc and then one of my friends comes over and starts talking to her, he walks out with her and then made out with her. I was so angry I could have killed him and her there and then. Later that evening me and her went outside because I asked to speak to her about things which was when I asked why she done it etc. She told me me she's drunk she doesn't think properly and is a more of a why not person without thinking of the consequences and feels really guilty now. We spoke about our past and she admitted she had been awful to me. I even said I was planning on asking her out but that is most likely not going to happen now after this. She told me she really liked me and did love me but said that I was very mature compared to her and she was immature. She said she felt guilty for what she done earlier that night. She also said that what I'm looking for is different to what she is. All the time she was hugging me while we were talking about everything that happened. This has been the only girl I have ever truly loved and it feels like she will be the only one I ever will. It feels to me as if i am with her or alone in life because she means that much too me. Both my friend and her have apologised to me and both have said they feel really bad. What should I do this whole situation hurts me as I like her so much. Please give me advice
TLDR: I met this girl 5 odd years ago and ever since we have had a thing on and off. However the last 3 years have been very toxic and difficult for me to process because I love her that much. We dated at one point and broke up. 2020: Dated 2021: Spoke things got toxic I got sent threats from friends to leave her alone 2022: Started talking again said we were going to take things further but she ghosted me and got back with her ex from 2021 2023: We started taking things seriously then she got with my friend in front of me and then we spoke about it after. She claimed to be immature
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2023.06.02 17:06 hypntyz discussion about proform-c (formalin/malachite green)

So, a few days ago I posted on a local FB group/forum looking for a local source for some treatment/medicine for my sick koi. I had a PH crash and some of them started showing issues that looked like fin rot and ich. I did some research and apparently treatments of formalin & malachite green are the standard for most koi issues including ich.
A product called Proform-C seems to be the "standard" offering of these compounds, but there's some other labels/brands/manufacturers that seem to be pretty much the same makeup.
One that I found locally was branded as ProCure, so I bought it and immediately treated my pond. I followed the instructions on the bottle which say to add 5mL per 10 gallons. So let's expand that out for simplicity to 1000 gallons, that puts the recommended dosage at 500mL.
At the same that I bought the Procure locally in a small bottle, I also ordered a large bottle of Proform-C online, for the future, with the small bottle being enough to hold me over for the 3-day recommended treatment until the big container came.
The instructions on the Proform-C seem to be radically different. This calls for only 100mL to treat 1000 gallons. The ProCure recommended dosage is FIVE TIMES as concentrated as the Proform-C.
Both bottle labels say to treat for 3 days and that their dosage recommendation will bring compound levels in the water to the same values. Both have basically the same instructions and comments, other than the dosage.
So either the formulation of the two products is radically different, or the dosing instructions on one of the products is inaccurate.
Does anyone have experience or insight on this?
Part of the reason I am asking about this discrepancy is that the treatment seemed to do more harm to my fish than good...I lost several during the treatment, and in fact I had to cut the third day's treatment of ProCure short because fish were actively dying so I just abandoned the treatment process and did a massive water change to get it all out. During treatment, and despite me adding a HUGE amount of aeration to the pond, the fish acted like they couldn't breathe or really move.
Some would say 'well that's no surprise, you already said your fish were sick, they probably died because they were too far gone from the sickness"...and that's a valid point. BUT, many of the fish that died were the ones that were not as outwardly sick, the ones that I thought would make it through the treatment fine. The rest that have made it this far are still in rough shape and I may lose the entire pond.
So now, looking back, I am wondering if I actually over treated the water by a huge amount (following the label) and actually killed fish that might have otherwise made it.
I've done a good deal of research online about the use of these compounds in ponds/on koi, some of it on old forums etc. going back 2 decades. The vast majority of people who follow the proform-c label instructions say they don't lose fish and they see near-immediate improvement. Some even say they leave the treatment in for as long as 9-10 days and it didn't seem to bother their fish. My experience was totally different.
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2023.06.02 17:06 Akfanboy project poppy ch 1

I sighed. So I'm gonna get reassigned huh? I'm not apart of the c.i.a's gun running, drug peddling, and the guerilla warfare division anymore eh? I guess I'll miss air america flights. I then recalibrated my prosthetic right arm using a Philips head screw driver. Open close. Open, close.
After a couple of seconds my arm was finally done recalibrating. I'm gonna miss my friends. But I'll never miss the humid areas of laos, Vietnam, and some parts of china. The golden triangle is so goddamned hot. Honestly I don't know if it's secretly a promotion or a demotion. Or possibly I'm gonna get fired, and killed.
I'll get my name scraped out of the national files. If I get fired the chances of getting dragged into a blacksite is high, and I'll get tripped by the guys on one of the blacksites.
Oh god. I remember the LSD torture. It's like being awake but not in control. It's like being stuck as a backseat driver as people do unspeakable stuff to me. Oh boy if the public knows about the MK ultra test 2 oh boy. The people are gonna riot. It's already 2040.
The world is on edge, and under foreign influence for over a decade now. From the end of the 20's intergalactic travelers, and companies came, and control most of the world's nations within just a span of two years. They have the guts to exploit our resources, and don't give a damn about what happens to us. They care about profits. Except for the 8 major powers most of the world is under alien control. The only nations that aren't under alien control are russia, china, The U.S.A, great Britain with their manpower advantage given Australia is a British vassal state, France, Canada, Israel, and lastly an unlikely power the African union made out of 7 of the most powerful nations in Africa before the arrival of the outsiders are the only remaining independent countries.
Most of the intelligence agencies are currently working together dealing drugs with the outsiders who visit us, giving weapons to guerilla fighters, and getting weapons from the outside. Ships from an unlikely ally an independent economic alliance of nations named the syndicate allows to us to get some weapons. As long as we sell them drugs, and perishables from earth. It turns out the syndicate likes drugs, coffee, and other stuff native to earth.
Some of our intelligence guys are chatting with the aliens. The guys who are exploiting our resources are called the consortium. They are a consort of companies, and a league that agrees on how to manipulate markets. These guys are basically the more unhinged version of the wall street guys, and a mix of the c.i.a.
I sighed. "This is gonna be a long day ahead of me."
I then smoked a cigar. The cigar calmed my nerves as I inhaled the nicotine. The addictive substance relaxes me. Plus lung cancer isn't a problem anymore considering we now have a solution on how to cure it. The alien companies gave us some of their tech to show their so called sympathy before they flooded economies with consumer goods from their companies, and controlled almost all of earths economies.
"So agent smith. This is your new partner." A c.i.a handler said to me.
I spat out some ash from my mouth, and complained. "The fuck are you giving me a newbie as a partner? And what the hell am I gonna to do to need a new partner. Rodriguez already was fine yet I'm stuck with a newbie?"
The handler laughed. "Oh heavens no. This is an a.i. Codename poppy. She's your new partner in crime. Because we are gonna send you as a diplomatic bodyguard to the syndicate."
"Oh hi! I'm poppy I'm an artificial intelligence created by the c.i.a, m.i.6, the g.r.u, the s.s.m, mossad, and the s.s.a." The human looking robot said.
The voice kinda sounds synthetic, and the tone is too happy. I kinda hate it. I hate that it gives off happy go lucky vibes. I don't mean to be a grouch but the happy go lucky guys always die first. It's kinda ironic in a fucked up way.
So this thing is an a.i kinda like g.w. An a.i made by the c.i.a. G.W have made the internet more tolerable, and friendly due to context. People back then always manipulated facts into their political goals, and ideals. People get the facts misconstrued for political reasons.
G.W was made after a game character that was so prophetic about the world in the future. M.G.S 2: Sons of liberty. It has the same function as g.w from mgs2. It gives facts in a non biased way. In a way where people don't get their feelings hurt when something is given to them in a factual, and non biased ways.
People used to manipulate facts for political correctness. Hiding the fact that they misinterpret the meaning of those words. The internet used to be a toxic, and a fucked up place before g.w. Like Jesus Christ the goddamn internet was filled with incels, and attention seekers using facts and misusing them for internet clout. It was a place where no one is invalidated but nobody was right. G.w put an end to that era. G.w is now living in a secluded server thanking us for it's creation. It was phased out after it asked to be replaced by another one because it was sick, and tired of correcting people that get the facts misconstrued. It got to the point that it begged the c.i.a, and annoyed the c.i.a to the point that it wanted to be put in a secluded server so it could live it's remaining days in relative leisure just because it begged the c.i.a director so many times that he would get spam calls from the a.i using his official phone number even in the middle of the night for three straight years.
Anyways back to discussion.
"So you're one of those advanced a.i's like g.w?" I asked just to be sure I'm not paired with a dumb a.i.
"Yup. I even passed the Turing test in flying colors. I can feel emotions, do something out of spite or anger, and can think for myself." Poppy said with a dog like innocence.
"So what can you do?" I asked.
"Well. I can fly planes, use guns even those that people can't use due to physiological differences, and hack computers without being near the target. I'm basically just an a.i that can be a jack of all traits if given a chance." Poppy said.
"Fine. But you'll do it my way or the high way." I told poppy with a commanding tone.
Poppy laughed. "Okay boomer."
I sighed. This is gonna be a long day. I'm old as shit but not a boomer.
"Woah. You guys are already going along greatly. Great for you." The handler snickered.
He then left, and left me with poppy.
I'm fucked. "So I'm gonna brief you about the world poppy. Through a song."
I then sang bo burnham's how the world works song.
"Hey, kids Today, we're gonna learn about the world The world that's around us is pretty amazing But how does it work? It must be complicated The secret is the world can only work When everything works together"
"A bee drinks from a flower And leaves with its pollen A squirrel in a tree spreads the seeds that have fallen Everything works together"
"The biggest elephant, the littlest fly The gophers underground, the birds in the sky And every single cricket, every fish in the sea"
"Gives what they can and gets what they need That is how the world works That is how the world works"
"From A to Zebra To the worms in the dirt That's how it works Hey everyone"
I then pulled out a sock, and made it into a puppet.
"Look who stopped by to say "hello" It's Socko Hey! Where you been, Socko?"
"I've been where I always am when you're not wearing me on your hand In a frightening, liminal space between states of being Not quite dead, not quite alive It's similar to a constant state of sleep paralysis"
"Socko, we were just talking about the world and how it works!"
"Boy, that sounds complicated! Do you have anything you'd wanna teach us about the world?"
"I wouldn't say anything that you Probably haven't already said yourself"
"I don't know about that, Socko How about you give it a try?"
"All right!"
"The simple narrative taught in every history class Is demonstrably false and pedagogically classist Don't you know the world is built with blood? And genocide and exploitation"
"The global network of capital essentially functions To separate the worker from the means of production And the FBI killed Martin Luther King Private property's inherently theft"
"And neoliberal fascists are destroying the left And every politician, every cop on the street Protects the interests of the pedophilic corporate elite"
"That is how the world works (really?) That is how the world works Genocide the Natives, say you got to it first"
"That's how it works"
"That's pretty intense?"
"No shit Sherlock."
"What can I do to help?"
"Read a book or something, I don't know Just don't burden me with the responsibility of educating you"
*It's incredibly exhausting"
"I'm sorry, Socko I was just trying to become a better person"
"Why do you rich fucking white people Insist on seeing every socio-political conflict Through the myopic lens of your own self-actualization?"
"This isn't about you So either get with it, or get out of the fucking way"
"Watch your mouth, buddy"
"Remember who's on whose hand here"
"But that's what I- Have you not been fucking listening? We are entrenched in a way (all right, all right)"
"Wait, wait, no please! I don't wanna go back, please, ugh, ugh, ugh I can't go, I can't go back Please, please, I'm sorry!"
"Are you gonna behave yourself?"
"Yes, what?"
"Yes, sir"
"Look at me"
"Yes, sir"
"That's better That is how the world works That is how the world works I hope you learned your lesson"
"I did and it hurt That's how it works"
Drags sock puppet into a pocket like some introvert getting dragged into socializing in bars by extroverts.
"So do you understand know?" I asked poppy.
"That everything is made under the blood of billions, and we shouldn't make their deaths be in vein?" Poppy said.
"Correct. And we shouldn't let outsiders make our choices for us. We should kick them out." I said like some isolationist American during the 1920's.
"Ironic isn't it smith. The c.i.a used to be anti socialist but look how the circumstances turned the American government into. A social democracy/merit based democracy where politicians are based in merit rather than popularity. Politicians are insentivised to change the world than burn it down like some of the old presidents did. Ironic that america became something it hated. A weird mesh of meritocracy, democracy, republican, liberaterian, and market socialist ideals. Some sort ideological mesh made by idealogs"
"And it's working with it's remaining two Allies, and former enemies just to defeat a foreign threat. How poetically ironic isn't it? I mean the CIA used to go schizo mode when they hear communist, and socialist ideals or hearing the word russians, and chinese are plotting something. Now the country it help grew became the very thing it sought to destroy. Morbidly ironic isn't it?" Poppy said with a meloncholic under tone.
"Yeah. Specially the stuff we do now." I said agreeing to the statement.
"But that's how the world works. Everything must change. Either you adapt or die." I said with a meloncholic under tone.
"So do you know where we are going?" I asked poppy.
I then puffed up my cigar. Sweet sweet nicotine.
"Back to america. In the space port in Austin Texas. I'm already done contacting the contact the handler gave to me. E.T.A 7 hours. Now let's go to the laostian military base 7 miles north from here. Our air america flight is waiting for us." Poppy said.
I sighed. "Come ride with me. I have a motorcycle a hundred meters from here."
We walked towards my motorcycle. I then puffed up my cigar smelling the nicotine.
So my life is about to change huh? Eh. I'm just gonna adapt. After all in this world it's either adapt or die.
Click, click, click
Motorcycle engine starts rumbling.
Poppy then held my waist. It's hands are cold as steel. Colder than even corpse. I sighed.
The highway was almost empty. Everyone was working a 10-8 job in one of the corporations that control laos. There was no land vehicles transporting goods because the aliens are using their tech to transport them underground. The road was almost abandoned except for the guys who have motorcycle hobbies. Anyways it doesn't matter. After all there's no traffic anymore.
The fresh breeze calmed my nerves. It made me feel alive. A motorcyclist drive by me and waved hello. I waved back at the motorcyclist. It's good to be on the road.
After a twenty minute drive we arrived at the military base. Another CIA agent greeted us, and escorted us to the flight.
"So you guys are the diplomatic bodyguards?" Asked the agent.
"Yup. That's what my handler told me." Poppy said.
"So your one of the newer a.i models eh. Ok. Just step right in. Plus the flight is rather boring. Just sleep while on flight to save energy." The agent told me.
I sighed. I threw away the cigar, and slept through the flight.
A few hours later...
I woke up arriving at Austin executive airport. Poppy just sat there watching me sleep like some sort of creep. It made me a little bit paranoid at the unflinching eyes that was watching me. But I ignored my instincts, and went outside.
After that I ate something for breakfast. A couple of pancakes, and chicken wings. Poppy looked at me with envy. I sighed.
"Can you eat? Do you need food to survive?" I asked.
"Well.... I need glucose to recharge my batteries. I can also use a charger but it would be suspicious. So the glucose to energy converter was made for special missions so that I wouldn't blow my cover."
Figured. Those guys in the CIA RnD team are making contengencies for every eventual event. I then ordered a plate of syrup covered pancakes.
Poppy looked at me smiling. I sighed.
An hour later...
We arrived at the space port. People walked around buying nicnacs, waiting for their flight, and just waited around for their family members that were coming back.
Another agent came up to me, and gave me two tickets.
"Here's the tickets. Also have this. You'll need it."
The agent then gave me some sort of high tech phone. Then out of knowhere something exploded.
I was knocked unconscious for a couple minutes. When I woke up I was getting dragged by poppy along with the agent that gave me the tickets. She shot back at incoming enemies using alien tech.
"Ugh..." As I said that I began coughing blood. I looked down I was bleeding. My left leg was missing. It was slowly bleeding due to a tourniquet, bandages, and some sealing foam. It was still bleeding but isn't bleeding as badly as to kill me in just a couple seconds.
Gunshots echoed in the space port. Agents shot back at the alien attackers. A fierce firefight began. Bright lights like something akin to RGB lights but in a epileptic way we're seen down the isles as screams of both alien, CIA, fbi, and fully kitted out port guards were slaughtered one by one.
Poppy dragged me, and the other agent to a bathroom. "Sit rep." I asked poppy.
"It seems to be a terrorist attack. I don't know why but they looked like alien mercenaries. The question is that did the consortium hired them to kill our diplomat. Good thing the diplomat hasn't arrived. I checked the agency message boards, and they said that good thing the diplomat was sick after getting food poisoning this morning. They are already talking about it. Some of them are even suggesting that the consortium did this attack." Poppy said.
"So the diplomat got lucky. But why the fuck would they attack our diplomat to the syndicate? I mean it's counter productive. We don't need their goods or services considering the people here would rather choose human companies rather than alien shady companies. I guess they must've know about our deals with them, and decided to start a shadow war. A war in the shadows. The companies of the consortium vs the remaining independent government's. Who ever wins controls all the resources in the world." I told poppy.
She nodded. "Good guess but no one really knows. It's so sudden. We need more info before we act against them."
"I'll patch you up in the meantime. I hurried the medical assistance I gave you a couple minutes ago. I was hurrying because this guy is saying we need to leave after he suffered minor bruises. You blunted most of the damaged for him because you were in front of the explosion. He was saved because you were blocking him from getting hit by shrapnel. I cut you're leg off. Sorry. It can't be saved considering it was barely hanging on the leg. Plus I was running out of time so I had to cut it before you bled out."
I sighed. "Okay. Just get my hk UmP 45 inside my arm. It's in second the compartment a secret compartment. In the upper arm. I have a few mags of it inside the compartment. Here's a screw driver to remove the lid."
I then gave poppy a screw driver hidden in my pants, and saw her unscrew the lid off. A ump 45, and fully loaded 4 mags came out dropping loudly on the floor.
"Now carry me to the danger. I would rather die than suffer for years being reminded of the sad reality that I lost an arm, and a leg every time I wake up." I morbidly joked to poppy.
"Are you sure? You're injured! Are you fucking suicidal?" Poppy, and the agent said.
"Did I stutter?"
The two of them sighed.
Poppy then carried me in her back, and the other agent used poppy as meat shields. The agent held a Barretta 93r. A burst fire weapon.
"Ready?" I said.
"Ugh. You're lucky I accepted your request dumbass."
I was being piggy back carried by poppy while the agent followed us.
"Tango 15 meters to the left." Poppy said.
I then activated burst fire, and shot at the direction given. When I saw an enemy I aimed for the center mass. But I instead hit the thorax killing the alien instantly.
"Kill confirms. Enemy is k.i.a."
"Tango 20 meters ahead."
I then aimed straight forward, and saw a bolt of light strike near me. It was close enough to feel the heat of the round. I shot back, and killed the alien instantly by hitting the alien in the lungs, and heart.
"Enemy is k.i.a"
Then I heard a three round burst coming from a Barretta. I looked back, and saw the agent kill an incoming enemy.
"Thanks. So what's your name?" I asked.
"Oh I haven't properly instroduced myself. My name is agent Carter." The agent/Carter said.
"Thanks Carter. My name is agent smith."
"No problem agent smith. We CIA agents got each other's backs. We must stick together."
"Guys tangos incoming coming from the left. ETA 20 seconds."
We then aimed our Guns, and waited for the enemy to arrive. When they eventually arrived we moved them down with burst fire. After that a couple national guard guys came up to us. They were probably chasing those aliens.
"Thanks." One of the national guards said.
"No problem"
We continued, and after two minutes of walking we walked into a firefight. I smiled.
"You know what to do." I said smiling.
"Third party them?"
I then turned on full auto, and began to spray, and pray.
After a few seconds of pulling the trigger my gun ran out of bullets. Carter also ran out of bullets in his magazine, and reloaded. 3 confirmed kills, and multiple missed or slightly injured.
Oh crap. Then a bolt of light past near me. Enough to the point my right cheek got minor burns.
I then began to be dragged by poppy into cover. Carter also looked for cover, and dived into the nearest cover. I quickly reloaded the mag, and started shooting at the aliens again. I changed the selector back to burst fire to conserve ammo.
I aimed center mass at the enemies. A loud burst of .45 ACP rounds was heard as an enemy was hit in the thorax.
"Kill confirmed."
I continued, and shot enemies in either the arms, legs, the thorax, or the chest.
After three minutes the firefight ended.
"Other sectors secured. All area's are currently in our control. Over 700 people died, 1720 were injured, and some were missing. Military and government casualties are 124 KIA'd, 24 severely injured, 57 mildly injured, and 38 MIA'd." Poppy said smiling.
Then paramedics rushed into the scene. People were rushed into nearby hospitals while I was dragged by a undercover CIA paramedic to a government safe house along with poppy, and Carter.
A week later…
I was standing in the military cemetery in Arlington national cemetery. Where soldiers who died without any identifications are buried. I saw burials around me. Soldiers who died without any family members, soldiers disowned by family, and other such things. But hey it's just the life of a soldier. That's what I know at least. From ranger grunt to c.i.a grunt. I was disowned by my parents who were conservatives, and highly religious because I was going to sacrifice my place in heaven to save some heathens from the middle east. I never regretted my actions. I saved lives, and ended some. No guts no glory after all.
Some of the people getting buried got medal of honors. Saving comrades in need of dire help in exchange for their lives, soldiers who rescued civilians in exchange for their own lives, and soldiers who honorably fought on to save others even faced with hard decisions.
I saluted the unknown soldiers for their bravery, and honor. In the background poppy, and Carter were talking. But that wasn't important. Bagpipes, trumpets, and drums play as the unknown soldiers get burried with their medals. The grave sentinels saluted while burying the dead. Gunshots in the honor of the dead was heard as the unknown soldiers got buried while being watched by the people who those soldiers saved.
After that I returned to head quarters with a prosthetic leg, and talked to my handler. Poppy, and Carter went back to the safehouse just to talk.
"Oh hi smith." My handler captain david said.
"Hi David."
"Here's another purple heart medal, and a bronze star medal." David then tossed the medals towards me.
"That's your what? 22nd and 23rd medal? Bravo congrats smith."
"I'm gonna ask you sometime David."
"Ask away smith."
"When will i get sent as a diplomatic bodyguard?"
"About three weeks from now. Also agent Carter is gonna be one of your partners for the mission."
I sighed. Figured.
"So who was behind the terror attack David?"
"Honestly. The CIA search the crime scene, and saw that the consortium blatantly did that. The mercenaries worked under one of the companies in the consortium. But for the public it's gonna be announced tonight that a rogue consortium PMC did that so we wouldn't provoke them too much."
"It's gonna be a long day smith."
"Yeah David."
Then David gave me a cigar.
"Wanna smoke?"
I nodded.
To be continued…
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2023.06.02 17:06 PrincessGoth99 Feelings towards having a multi chap. fic you like get deleted??

So lately I’ve been thinking about deleting a fic of mines I recently finished over the course of nearly 3 years that has 17 chapters. My reasoning is because midway into the fic, working on it started to make me very anxious as I started to realize I didn’t really like writing it anymore and that all that time devoted to it was a waste if I don’t complete it already. In turn making me force myself to complete it due to working really hard on it prior. I ended up deleting chapter 11 after posting it within 29 hours due to rushing it out and not liking a section I wrote in it and overall I had started pressuring myself with my perfectionism when it came to writing the fic. Twice, I almost had a panic attack over the story because it gave me that much anxiety when/after posting it. By a miracle was I able to finish the fic in the end, but I did it for me and my mind to be at ease and am very proud of how it came out.
2 weeks later from posting the final chapter, i want to delete the whole thing due to all the anxiety it gave me and from wanting to dissociate myself from the fandom due to how it operates and the people in it. On top of that, i still get random hits of anxiety from thinking back on the notes I left on some chapters that i felt were too “personal” or not well articulated (have trouble articulating myself) and begin overthinking them. I avoided my stats after deleting chapter 11 and didn’t plan on looking at them ever again but saw them today from curiosity, and the fic has done well with 17+ bookmarks. Deleting it would mean I’d still have access to it from my docs and can always revisit it to read for myself, knowing no one else can see it. I know about orphaning and i find that to be pointless to me also.
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2023.06.02 17:05 alittlefallofrain Switching from wanting a noncompetitive specialty to a competitive one, relatively late in the game?

I’m an M3 three weeks into my OB/gyn rotation and absolutely loving it so far especially L&D. I was expecting to dislike it—I’m pretty type B, not competitive or ambitious, didn’t think I was good with my hands so had mentally ruled out surgery, also am male—but idk something has kind of clicked. Going into med school, i did exactly the thing everyone says NOT to do: I assumed I’d only want noncompetitive specialties, namely neuro or IM, so I spent preclinicals mostly chilling. I go to a big mid-tier US MD school; I remediated a block my first year and have had middling academic performance since then; no research (I don’t like research, I’m for sure not interested in a research heavy career) aside from being peripherally involved in a long-term neuro project that might take a while to get off the ground; no ECs. I was very certain that work life balance is more important to me than anything but idk about that anymore. In hindsight, that was dumb, and everyone should treat med school like they’re trying to go neurosurg or derm lol, but oh well I can’t change any of that now. Haven’t taken any shelfs yet or received any clinical grades but I will absolutely be grinding now.
I guess my question is, is there any point in further exploring ob/gyn as a possibility or have I already kind of screwed myself? Has anyone switched from zero interest in surgery to a surgical specialty later on in med school? I’m like trying to convince myself to not enjoy this rotation so much rn because I don’t want to get my hopes up lol, but if it’s a possibility then I would like to be able to start working toward that as soon as possible.
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2023.06.02 17:05 PritchettRobert506 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in NC Hiring Now!

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Hey guys, here are some recent job openings in nc. Feel free to comment here or send me a private message if you have any questions, I'm at the community's disposal! If you encounter any problems with any of these job openings please let me know that I will modify the table accordingly. Thanks!
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2023.06.02 17:05 TekAzurik I desperately need a hose recommendation

Hello folks, I don’t garden a ton but I’ve been trying to do more and I’m really struggling with hose selection. My hose hookup is near the front of my house and I primarily need to keep my hose at the back of my house, so I’ve been buying 100’ lengths, running a length to the back of the house and coiling up the rest. During the warm months (I live in the north east) I have the valve open so I don’t have to walk all the way to the front to turn the hose on. This of course puts wear on the hose and my big issue with conventional hoses was trouble coiling them when full, they would eventually kink and break. So I bought a flexihose. This one lasted all summer like this and was great but I didn’t do a great job of storing it for the winter and it got leaks. I bought another one, a third party one because flexihose wasn’t on Amazon when I looked. This one has only lasted like 2 months and now has a hole in it. I would love something that’s tough enough to withstand being full of water for 6 months but flexible enough that I can coil and uncoil it without a lot of effort. Does such a product exist? Can one patch a flexihose? Thanks!
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2023.06.02 17:05 Key9909 Feeling small and humiliated

(Long read, just letting it all out)
I (24F) was just working. I had an exam for an elective course the next day. For the first time since high school I was actually understanding probability and was having fun doing it, I was legit excited for the exam. I had a schedule and all, I was going to study during the first half of the day and work on my thesis in the second half.
He came up behind me out of nowhere. I didn't hear him at first since I had my ear plugs in. When I took one out, he said "you're very beautiful". I even found myself give a quick smile thinking/hoping this was a quick compliment from a stranger where you say a polite thanks and they walk away. But he started getting closer and closer. He asked where I was from, I gave a vague reply that I'd been living here for a while. I don't know why my voice barely made it out at this point already. He asked again where I was from in a louder voice, this time I answered. He said "of course". Then he asked if I'd go for a coffee with him while taking another step forward. In the same breath he asked what time it was, took another step forward to look at the time over my laptop, and himself even suggested/commanded a time an hour later.
I managed to mumble that unfortunately I was just about leaving but I couldn't even finish the word "leaving". "Oh yeah anything, anything to get out of this. What, so I am just a loser?" I tried finding my voice, I wanted to say that he was quite brave coming up to a stranger and expressing his feelings but I had only managed to say "you're quite brave" when he interrupted again saying "yeah I know I'm brave. And you're a loser, you've lost at life and at love".
I managed to find my anger at this point and my voice somewhat. I also knew he was beneath me to interact with so I gave a smile and said yes sure I am the loser. He said something, I had stopped listening at this point, but while walking away he touched my shoulder in an "oh okay bye" way and tapped me on my head (I was sitting and he was standing).
It felt like a hole had burnt in the 2 very small spots on my body that he had touched. Like I had to immediately scrub those spots with soap and the harshest washcloth. I tried to be defiant in the way that I didn't immediately leave, I left when I told him I had to leave in the very beginning of the conversation because I knew he was watching me. He stood close by and watched me leave. I had to constantly look over my shoulder to make sure I wasn't being followed. I wasn't.
I got the lowest grade I've ever gotten in my exam the next day. Our grade scale goes from 0-5 with 0 being fail. I've gotten 4s and 5s. I had a 4.45 GPA. I got a 1 from my exam. This exam is a prerequisite for my next degree. I knew how to do those questions, I'd done them a bunch, but I couldn't. I couldn't study the remaining chapters that I had to. I missed the deadline to send in the 1st draft of my thesis.
I felt so small, so humiliated when he was talking to me. I felt like I had lost my voice. I'd been having a tough time already with some family stuff. Then this happened.
I didn't want to be entirely hopeless so I did go to the library today. But I couldn't get anything done. I found my constantly looking around and over my shoulder, being distracted by the sound of anyone coming in. The fuck is this shit?
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2023.06.02 17:04 raerii Sudden Dizziness/near fainting? (Not even sure this is Vertigo)

Has anyone experienced EXTREME DIZZINESS with their migraines, or before perhaps? As if it was an aura?
I was at a concert band event, no sudden movements, no flashing lights, it wasn't even that loud. I was sitting in a chair, still, no sudden movements, head straight forward watching the concert, and boom. My head collapses forward, almost as if I briefly fainted or passed out. When I tried to regain stability, everything was spinning. I panic-fanned myself down and did a migraine pressure point, I was basically holding my head up at this point. Eventually, I regained more stability but felt weird the rest of the night. A slight migraine (I think it was a migraine) started briefly after.
Well, it's been days and the dizzy/almost fainting spells won't stop, while it still accompanies this headache. (I have a history of migraines, but this just feels bizarre to me).
Vertigo DOES run in my family, and even I've experienced it before, but NOT like this. Not like almost fainting. I also basically have a constant visual aura and visual snow. Never goes away.
Has anyone experienced this? I've seen people talk about Vestibular Migraine, but I'm not sure if this is that.
(My visual aura experience is...a unique one, so ignore that, I'm used to it...But the nearly passing out? Uhhh...a little concerned).
I know some of you are going to recommend seeing a doctor, I have like a billion, endo, neuro, neuro-ophthalmologist, everything... I'm just tired of not really being listened to while meds are shoved down my throat which potentially makes everything and all my other chronic illnesses worse. (I had migraines as a child, they ONLY came back because I was put on BC -to instigate my periods-, which I learned I can't take anymore, so now I have all this HELL for no reason. My gut feeling for years was to NOT go on it. Then I thought, maybe I was being unreasonable, maybe I should try the BC, but I should have trusted my intuition....)
Sorry, that this is half ranting, I'm just tired of being sick, :(
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2023.06.02 17:04 benji950 Barky McBarkypants "left" it!

I live in an apartment and have always done what I can to minimize my dog's barking. It's not constant but more alert barking when she hears nearby neighbors going in and out or out the windows if she sees ... whatever sparks her barks. I've worked with a trainer on understanding how to interrupt her downward spiral of barks to nearly howls (husky-mix ... sigh). The last few weeks, I've been doing clicker training and combining that with "leave it" with mixed results. The first hiccup was that she figured out if she barks and comes running when I click, she gets a treat. So she was barking at nothing and trotting into my office to get her treat. That took me three days to realize she was playing me. So now I click when she starts spiraling, call out "leave it" and if she comes quickly, she gets a treat. Continues barking and comes to me when she feels like it, no treat.
Today, she's halted her barking each time so far and come into the office to get her treat! WHOHOO! This could all change tomorrow or, heck, even this afternoon (!) but I am celebrating this victory!
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2023.06.02 17:03 Racer_156 Fandom Roleplay Request [Discord] [The Black Phone, IT (2017), Stranger Things, and more]

Hello, my name is Racer (she/they) and I am looking for a roleplay partner from any of the following fandoms: _____________________________________________________ Key Bold = These are my MAIN fandoms currently. ★ = Unless you are in NO other fandoms on this list, do not bother trying to ask about it. It's a 50/50 on whether or not I will accept a roleplay in this fandom. ★★ = I'm willing to roleplay this, but I don't really have a lot of confidence in my ability to do so. I may get bored extremely quickly or I haven't been in the fandom for a while. ★★★ = I will roleplay this with you, just expect slower responses occasionally. I don't know how motivated I will be with it I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix series) - ★★★★★ IT (2017) - ★★★★★ IT (Chapter 2) - ★★★★ It's Kind of a Funny Story (book) - ★ Merlin (series) - ★★★ My Hero Academia - ★★ Newsies (1992) - ★★★★ Newsies (Live!) - ★★ Over the Garden Wall - ★★★★ Panic (2021) - ★★ Stranger Things - ★★★★★ The Black Phone (2022) - ★★★★★ Slaughterhouse Rulez - ★★★ Umbrella Academy (Netflix series) - ★★ West Side Story (1961) - ★ West Side Story (2021) - ★★ West Side Story (book) - ★ Your Turn to Die - ★★★ _____________________________________________________ Disclaimers : ✦ I am a 16 (turning 17 in exactly a week from posting this)
✦ I don't mind roleplaying with an adult, but I can't promise a decent amount of out of roleplay conversation. Discussing plot and stuff is fine, but I'm not gonna be checking up on how your day is going all the time :') I like making friends with my rp partners, but I know a lot of adults aren't very cool with a minor interacting out of rp, so I tend to avoid that.
✦ Don't be rude outside of rp to me please! I don't handle it very well lol- Although, if a character is canonically a jerk, please do play them as such.
✦ Try to keep canon characters as close to their canon personality as possible ! I know I will, unless you ask me to do otherwise ✦ I've been roleplaying for a little while now. Around four years lol
✦ I will only be willing to roleplay on Discord ✦I enjoy angsty roleplay plots for a lot of my fandoms. _____________________________________________________ Disclaimers about fandoms : ✦ Adventure Time - I watch this show randomly. Sometimes I feel extremely inspired by it, other times I do not. As of posting this, I am inspired by it. I should also note : I am NOT willing to roleplay a lot of angst with this fandom. This is a comfort show and I watched it a lot as a kid. I'd prefer to roleplay some sort of fluff, but only light angst if any at all. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Flame Princess, Finn the human, or Princess Bubblegum from this fandom. But please ask me about the other characters, I'm very flexible with who I'm willing to play from this fandom. ~ I have an (unfinished) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay canon x canon, but I'm also okay with oc x oc OR oc x canon. ✦ Be More Chill (book) - It has been AGES since I've read this. As a result, I'm not entirely sure how well I'd do with this. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Michael Mell or Christine Caligula. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon, but I am also okay with oc x oc OR canon x canon. ✦ Be More Chill (musical) - I'm very on and off with this fandom. I really do enjoy it, but it's not always my favorite thing. Responses are very 50/50, here. Either I'll be as immediate as possible or I will barely be responding :') ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Michael Mell, Rich Goranski, or Christine Caligula. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon, but I am also okay with oc x oc OR canon x canon. ✦ Dear Evan Hansen (book) - I would love to roleplay this. I don't know anybody who roleplays the book and it kinda sucks. If you roleplay with characters from the book, let me know please. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Connor Murphy, Miguel, or Jared Kleinman. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay canon x canon, but I am also okay with oc x oc OR canon x oc. ✦ Dear Evan Hansen (movie) - I did not enjoy the movie as much as the book or musical, but I feel like it would be wrong for me to offer the book and musical for this, but not the movie. I know the characters and stuff. Just please, if you know the musical or book, roleplay that with me instead of the book. If you don't, that's okay, I just don't know how frequent responses will be. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Connor Murphy or Zoe Murphy. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x oc, but I am also okay with oc x canon OR canon x canon. ✦ Dear Evan Hansen (musical) - This musical holds a special place in my heart. Although I don't enjoy it quite as much as I do the book, I'd still be happy to roleplay it. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Connor Murphy or Jared Kleinman. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon for this fandom, but I am also okay with canon x canon OR oc x canon. ✦ Doki Doki Literature Club - It has been a while since I've watched anything on this, OR played the game. I can't promise accuracy to the characters. I also can't promise extremely frequent responses. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Sayori or Natsuki. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x oc for this fandom, but I am also okay with oc x canon. Will be more selective with canon x canon. ✦ Dream SMP - For two years, this has been one of my main fandoms. Although I'm not very knowledgeable on the egg lore, I like to think that I know a significant amount about the rest of the lore. I already have a lot of roleplays for this fandom, so that's why it only has four stars. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Tommy, Ranboo, Sapnap, Punz, Purpled, Sam, Aimsey, or Niki. ~ I have a (well thought out) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay no ships for this fandom, but I am also okay with canon x canon, oc x oc, OR oc x canon. ✦ Gravity Falls - It has been a VERY long time since I've watched this show. Like Adventure time, it's a comfort show of mine. I would prefer if we didn't make it super angsty. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Mabel, Wendy, or Robbie. ~ I have an (unfinished) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x oc for this fandom, but I am also okay with canon x canon OR oc x canon. ✦ Heathers (1989) - I dunno lmfao. I'm not super into the fandom, but I'm not super opposed to rping it, either. There's not much to say, here. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Veronica or Heather McNamara. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon for this fandom, but I'm also okay with canon x canon OR oc x canon. ✦ Heathers (musical) - I'm decently into this fandom, but once again, not SUPER into it? I've got random periods of time where I'd love to roleplay this with all my heart, but at the same time, if I've gotta roleplay as Kurt and Ram doing their garbage acts one more time, I'm gonna lose it <3 ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Veronica, Heather McNamara, or Martha. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon for this fandom, but I'm also okay with canon x canon OR oc x canon. ✦ I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix series) - I have not been able to roleplay this fandom yet, but I really think that this could be fun :D I've watched the series like 12 times now and it's one of my absolute favorites. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Sydney or Stanley. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon for this fandom, but I'm also okay with oc x oc. Will be more selective with canon x canon. ✦ IT (2017) -PLEASE roleplay this with me. This is one of my favorite fandoms and I absolutely adore it. Seriously, some of the best roleplays I've ever had were from IT :') ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Bill, Beverly, Richie, Georgie or Stanley. ~ I have a (well thought out) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay canon x canon, but I'm also okay with oc x oc OR oc x canon. ✦ IT (Chapter 2) - I would also be happy to roleplay Chapter 2 :D I haven't watched this one nearly as much as I've watched Chapter 1, but I still have a decent amount of knowledge on it. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Bill, Beverly, Richie, or Stanley. ~ I have a (well thought out) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay canon x canon, but I'm also okay with oc x oc OR oc x canon. ✦ It's Kind of a Funny Story (book) - I haven't read the book that many times tbh. Maybe twice. I dunno, it's not my favorite fandom, but if someone's desperate to roleplay it, I'm here. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Craig, Race (yes, the Batman kid), or Nina. ~ I do NOT have an OC for this fandom, specifically. ~ I have no preference on canon x canon, oc x oc, or canon x oc. ✦ Merlin (series) - It has been a little over six months since I've watched the show. Although, I should say : I do not remember anything other than the characters general personalities. I have vague ideas of their relationships with other people, but I am not super knowledgeable on these people. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Arthur, Gwaine, Gwen, or Lancelot. ~ I have an (unfinished) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon, but I am also okay with oc x oc OR canon x canon. ✦ My Hero Academia - I have a lot of roleplays with this fandom already, but I've only watched the show up until season four. I haven't read more than six(?) of the manga for this. I haven't been in this fandom for a few years now and I'm not super confident in my ability to roleplay this. Still, I'm willing to try if you aren't in any of my other fandoms. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Kirishima, Kaminari, Sero, Mina, Todoroki, or Jiro. ~ I have a (well thought out) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon, but I am also okay with oc x oc. Will be more selective with canon x canon. ✦ Newsies (1992) - HI, HELLO- I LOVE THIS FANDOM WITH A HECKING PASSION. A lot of people only rp the Broadway version of this and it lowkey hurts my heart a little bit Newsies (Live!) - I have a lot of roleplays for this fandom :') gonna be really selective when I pick any more. I dunno, the responses may be slow for this one. But I will roleplay it if you really want me to lol ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Jack, Katherine, Racetrack, Albert, or Finch. ~ I have a (well thought out) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay canon x oc, but I am also okay with oc x oc OR canon x canon. ✦ Over the Garden Wall - Never in my life have I gotten to roleplay Over the Garden Wall. BUT IT SEEMS SO GOSH DARN COOL! ~ I have no preference for who I roleplay as. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I have no preference for what kind of ship we roleplay. ✦ Panic (2021) - I have only watched the show once. It was okay lol, but yeah. I dunno how knowledgeable I will be with this fandom :') ~ I have no preference for who I roleplay as. Maybe Dodge? I dunno. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I have no preference for what kind of ship we roleplay. ✦ Stranger Things - Ah yes, another one of my main fandoms. I have only watched the show once, but I really enjoyed it. I'm about half way through rewatching it, currently on episode three of season two. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Nancy, Steve, Robin, Dustin, Max, or Mike. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay canon x oc, but I am also okay with oc x oc. I'd also be okay with roleplaying canon x canon, if we can have a respectful conversation about ships. Please, guys. Just- if we don't agree on a ship, let's just move on, yeah? ✦ The Black Phone (2022) - PLEASE! Please roleplay this with me. I beg of you. This fandom has dragged me back in and I don't wanna leave. I have a few different plot ideas for it. But yeah :') please rp this with me. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Billy, Bruce, Gwen, Finney, or Donna. ~ I have a (well thought out) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay oc x canon, but I am also okay with oc x oc OR canon x canon. ✦ Slaughterhouse Rulez - Okay, I've watched this movie maybe three times. But it's a very cool :D ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Willoughby Blake. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay canon x canon, but I am also okay with oc x canon OR oc x oc. ✦ Umbrella Academy (Netflix series) - I really do enjoy this show, but I already have a lot of rps for this fandom. I'm losing inspiration to keep up with the fandom and try to keep the characters personalities consistent. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Five, Allison, or Viktor. ~ I have an (unfinished) OC for this fandom. ~ I'd prefer to roleplay no ships for this fandom, but I am also okay with oc x canon, canon x canon, OR oc x oc. ✦ West Side Story (1961) - Hhhh.. I would prefer to not roleplay this version. I mean- it's just not great. I try to make the characters reasonable, but it's just.. yeah. Please don't message me about this unless you aren't in any of my other fandoms. ~ I have no preference for who I roleplay as. ~ I have an (unfinished) OC for this fandom. ~ I have no preference with ships. ✦ West Side Story (2021) - Okay, this one is a little bit better. Not a lot, but a bit. I can try to reason with the characters actions a bit more, but honestly? Not many of these people are genuinely good (the actors for this are incredible, though). ~ I have no preference for who I roleplay as. ~ I have an (unfinished) OC for this fandom. ~ I have no preference with ships. ✦ West Side Story (book) - I prefer to not roleplay this version, either? I haven't read the book in a WHILE and I don't want to get any details painfully wrong. ~ I have no preference for who I roleplay as. ~ I have an (unfinished) OC for this fandom. ~ I have no preference with ships. ✦ Your Turn to Die (game) - Here we go. I do like this fandom, and I truly enjoy the characters. I am more than happy to roleplay this, even though I haven't played the game in a little bit. ~ I would prefer to roleplay as Joe, Gin, Kanna, Reko, or Alice. ~ I have an OC for this fandom. ~ I would prefer to roleplay canon x canon, but I am also okay with oc x canon OR oc x oc.
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2023.06.02 17:03 Secure_Buy_8861 Could we?

So I've only been here a little while, but reading these posts daily I'm seeing a pattern in at least 80% them. Most start the same " in the beginning, we had a very active sex life" and life happened or we had a kid...not every story of course but alot of them. And I don't mean to speak for everyone either so I apologize but after reading I just keep thinking "ok so we fucked up somewhere".
So what could we do here, collectively to help each other? I'm tired of seeing the I quit posts or divorce is my only option...I feel sorry for those people and genuinely hope they find every bit of happiness they deserve and yes I have felt that was my only option too but I don't think that now. I love my wife, I think that I just loved her more than myself for far too long and it's time to work on me.
I've personally been in a dead bed room for some years now. I cook, clean, attentive to the kids, to my wife and her needs but I feel like I allowed her to take the reigns of the relationship a long time ago and just resigned to " ok whatever ya want".
Fuck that, I'm in this relationship too and damnit I'm gonna lead the way to where I want to be. If it isn't you than so be it. I think for myself I'm going to get out more. I'm typically a home body, I worked hard to own it and I spend a majority of my time maintaining it. So walks, kayaking, other hobbies and interests as well. I'll still do as I do at home, take care of things but not waste so much time thinking about how terrible the sex life is.
How can we help each other here? I'd love to know so we can get up out of this mess and stop allowing ourselves to be victims. I hate the feeling of it and I've complained so much over the years I just want it to stop so please, If there is anything I can personally do even if it's just an ear to listen, let me know. I'd love to hear stories and we can work together. Anyone else have ideas on how to help here? Let's try to stop the giving up and divorce posts together
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2023.06.02 17:03 IAmBeachCities help finding videos or books specifically on sumo technique

TLDR:There are countless resources on all other martials technical execution except sumo:
If you google wrestling, jiu jitsu, or judo technique, you will find professionals giving referential advice on the most minute details of science based technique. When I search 10 pages on amazon, every search term on youtube, the best I can find is a book called sumo skills and one called sumo for mix martial arts, watching all DOSUKOI videos, and don don. . they are maybe a 3/10 on depth compared to literally millions of 10/10 resources for the other martial arts . almost all sumo guides are on keiko and the art and beauty of the sport (which is not lost on me!) and more of a grand sumo analysis. just as an example: Ryan Hall is a professional ufc fighter who makes 5 hour courses online where you can learn about a specific position that no one in the world is better at. they cost $200 for 5 hours of video.!channel!AgND37lObtvy
TLDR: Instructions from other arts are not cutting so far.
Iv'e been studying wrestling , no gi judo, and bjj because there have infinite instructional videos but they really are not cutting it. sumo is different (respect). The level to which you can impose your power and speed really throws a wrench in the techniques these arts use, not to mention other sports do not have a dohyo where the you can also push them out, not just get them to the floor. plus the belt!! Plus Tsuppari!!
TLDR:There must be a ton of sumo technical videos In Japan:
please understand my frustration that after a year all I can find is basically marketing and basics mostly designed for grand sumo spectators(which I am an absolute fan boy for). It is so difficult for me to believe that after 1300 years, and sumo being practice in nearly every middle school and high school in japan, that there aren't detailed instructions on how to do a proper uwatenage other than a superficial illustration or NHK's clips. There must be a huge market of instructional videos for eager parents to work on with their kids. I'm looking for the good instructional videos even if its in Japanese even if I have to pay for the instructions and you for the tip.
TLDR:Its because the forbidden knowledge cannot be found in English
I believe the issue is that I cant search in Japanese. if someone can try some searches in Japanese or go on Japanese forums and find what the best videos are (please not just keiko drills or grand sumo fan analysis) you would change my life and the life of some high potential teens in our sumo club (not me I'm old but these kids are amazing and they deserve better). I'm just going to keep searching so please help us! We can scrounge up some cash a pay you! If you live in japan can you ask your sumo coach at your school or anyone you know? we respectfully do all fundamental keiko drills and study Kimarite .
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2023.06.02 17:03 tidadnatida 28 [M4F] DC / DMV / NoVA - Tired of dating apps?

The basics first -
Onto some fun things -
If I sound interesting and you’re in your 20s-30s and also tired of dating apps, wants something real. Hmu in chat
Pls share your picture once we talk. It can be a blurred version to start with like mine
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2023.06.02 17:03 MrArmageddonTTV One-Shot-Kill Threaded Specter Build for Strand Hunter! (+video inside)

Hello Guardians,
Ever since the Stompees nerf, I've been on an exploratory journey of the soul trying to find other lesser-known Hunter exotics that may now have a time to shine in the sun!
Obviously we already know about some of the usual suspects like Wormhusk, Geminis or the dreaded Ahamkaras... But I was genuinely surprised to find out how effective the new Strand aspect, Threaded Specter is when paired with Bombadiers or Sixth Coyote.
Now, I know what you're thinking... Bombadiers?
Well, honestly at first, it started out as a meme. I thought it was just going to be a fun little build to share. But after I used it in Trials, I got a super easy solo flawless while simultaneously battling one of the worst hangovers of my life. I was playing at maybe 60% of my usual capacity and cruised pretty easily to the golden chest.
Anyway, you can watch the video here:
Or if you prefer to read, I'll summarize everything below.


Strand Hunter has three aspects, from which you can equip two:
- Ensnaring Slam;
- Widow’s Silk; and the newest Aspect added with Season of the Deep
- Threaded Spectre, which we’ll be focusing on today.
But to quickly recap, the Ensnaring Slam is the aerial slam movement that suspends your opponents and Widow’s Silk gives you two Grapple charges.
I’ve previously spoken in depth about using Ensnaring Slam and Widow’s silk in my last Hunter Strand video, focused on suspending but for today’s build, I want to focus on the newest aspect to the Strand kit: Threaded Spectre and pairing it with the usual movement tech you have from Widow’s Silk.
Threaded Spectre means that: Activating your class ability leaves behind a decoy woven from Strand that draws the attention of nearby enemies.After taking significant damage or when enemies approach, the decoy detonates, dealing damage and releasing Threadlings that seek out and attack nearby foes.
In other words, when you dodge, you leave behind in your place a dark green mannequin in the shape of a hunter.
Your Decoy will show up on the radar like a real enemy, it also shows a health bar and your name tag when an enemy hovers their crosshair over it, and it has roughly the same amount of HP as a typical Guardian.
And yes, people fall for this decoy ALL THE TIME. Until you have it used against you, you actually don’t realise how easy it is to get fooled by the decoy when you’re in the thick of combat.
Now, much like a land mine, if an enemy gets too close to the decoy - the decoy will explode and do approximately this much damage in the process. It will also spawn two threadlings that will kamikaze themselves into the enemy.
You or your teammates can also detonate a decoy just by shooting it, which will proc the explosion and also cause 2 threadlings to spawn and chase the enemy. So the decoy, in some ways, also doubles up as a remote-triggered threading grenade.
Now, to be clear, the decoy explosion and two threadlings will not insta-kill a full health Guardian but will leave them with very close to 1 HP. So even the slightest damage done before the decoy explosion or a little bit of chip damage done after, is more than enough to finish a Guardian.
And this, of course, is where The Bombardiers Exotic leg armour comes in.


OK, anyway, if you didn’t already know, the most popular Hunter PVP exotic in D2 history was recently nerfed this season - and by that, of course I mean Stompees.
Previously, Stompees offered you a universal speed boost - sprint faster, slide longer, jump higher, without any activate trigger. It was always on. Now, Bungie have nerfed Stompees so that you only have those benefits IF you have an unused dodge charge.
Now as you can imagine, it doesn’t feel so good having a pair of exotic speed boots that become useless the second you use your class ability and this has led to many Hunter mains looking for worthy alternatives to the formerly mighty Stompees.
And for this particular build, I’m going to recommend several Exotic armour alternatives that I think you will enjoy very, very much.
Firstly, let’s talk about The Bombardiers.
Dodging leaves behind an explosive that detonates after a short delay, damaging targets around it and creating a secondary effect based on your subclass energy type.
But here’s the thing, the explosive parting gift that Bombardiers leaves behind when you dodge does about 120 damage over a 7.5m radius. That’s HUGE. And more than enough damage to finish off anyone that gets tagged by the decoy explosion and threading damage.
Not only that, the bomb also severs targets, so if they die, they also leave behind a tangle.
So the basic playloop when using bombardiers is, bait your opponent around a corner, dodge backwards and walk them into a Bombardiers explosive, strand decoy and 2 threadlings - resulting in an insta-kill. An insta-kill that’s literally available every 15 seconds or so.
It’s also great for shotgun apes, as you can dodge directly backwards as they push at you and kill them outright.
And before anyone asks - yes, this is more than just a “fun build”. It’s surprisingly and frighteningly effective. In fact, I actually used this build last weekend and went solo flawless in about an hour - while also battling possibly the single worst hangover of my life after a friend’s birthday party.
Alright now, an alternative exotic you can try is: Sixth Coyote. Sixth Coyote basically gives you two dodge charges, which means that you’re quite literally able to create two Strand Decoys back to back.
Lastly, you absolutely can’t go wrong with Frostees either, which massively increases the regeneration of all of your abilities, especially your class ability. Using Frostees will give you more decoys and additional sprint speed after you dodge.
Basically, while I’m very much against the Stompees nerf, what you’re going to see is that it opens up a massive trove of Hunter exotics that now are going to see use because Stompees is no longer anywhere as dominant. After all, the argument used to be why use anything else but Stompees but now you’re going to start seeing a lot of underrated Hunter exotics start entering the meta.

Class Ability

Alright, now before I go into the fragments you want to use for this build, let me start by giving you a quick tip:
Make sure that you use Marksman’s Dodge as your class ability. That’s because Marksman’s Dodge has a much shorter cooldown than Gamblers Dodge and we really want to maximise the amount of decoys that we’re able to create.


As for the fragments, this is what I recommend using:
Thread of Ascent is mandatory. Thread of Ascent means activating your grenade ability reloads your equipped weapon and grants bonus airborne effectiveness and handling for a short duration, while also granting +10 mobility. This one is a no brainer.
Thread of Evolution is also mandatory and means that threadlings will travel farther and deal more damage. It also gives a nice +10 to intellect.
Now the last two fragments are actually kinda optional. But personally, I recommend using Thread of Finality and Thread of Binding just for the stat boosts to Recovery and Resilience, both of which are important in PvP.


The Season of the Deep brought about a bunch of weapon nerfs and buffs, which I can very safely tell you have changed virtually nothing about the weapon meta.
Immortal is still the best gun in the game, although at least now thankfully you can get the “Immortal At Home” version by farming the new Dungeon instead of losing your will to live, farming Trials on weekend.
So here’s the thing. If you’re using the Bombadier’s build, you’ll be playing very close and aggressive. It’s actually an amazingly fun play style because you literally play like how you imagine a hunter would.
Moving rapidly in and out, baiting your opponents, and literally tricking them into falling for pre-made traps. It’s like you’re on the hunt, stalking your prey, and I really love the gameplay loop.
So if you’re going to be playing tight and close, I recommend close-range primaries and there’s not much better than the Immortal SMG right now or the alternative from the Dungeon called No Survivors. If you run either, you’re going to want to get a max-range rangefindetarget lock roll for maximum effectiveness.
Now as for the special weapon, I also recommend a good shotgun of your choice, be it a precision frame like Matador or an aggressive frame like Found Verdict.
But a slightly off the wall choice might actually be a wave frame grenade launcher. You can quite literally stand back a little bit and just wave frame the floor as your enemy rushes in - that way the chip damage from the GL + the spectre explosion and threading damage will be more than enough to secure the kill in case the bombardiers parting gift blows too early.
And I mean come on, we’ve all blown a bit too early at times right? Nothing to be ashamed of.

Alright Guardians, got a bit more info in the vid but this post is already too long, so I hope that helped and I'll see you all in the Crucible!
- MrArmageddon
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2023.06.02 17:03 The_og_cactus Sometimes I get my neighbors' dogs all excited for no reason

I go for a lot of walks. When no one's looking and one or two dogs in someone's yard start barking at me, my favorite thing to do is stare at them for a second, then jump into that wide legged stance that gets dogs all excited. Next I jump back and forth sideways a few times just to get them all riled up, then when they're barking and jumping back and forth like crazy I stand up like normal and just keep walking like nothing ever happened, their barks fading in the distance behind me.
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2023.06.02 17:03 chronicbehavior Caterpillar out for revenge??

I have a garden and check it at least once daily when I go out to water it. Yesterday, my prized eggplant which is in the center of my raised garden bed, showed signs of of the top leaves being devoured and I knew immediately it was probably a caterpillar. After I watered the plants, I went to inspect the eggplant more thoroughly and low and behold, there was a caterpillar on a leaf. I went to get my clippers so I could cut the leaf off and move it so I could inspect it better. When I turned the leaf over, there were two caterpillars and they were larger in size than I've seen before and I could tell they feasted. I did not want to kill them since I always think about nature and taking care of it but I didn't want them to destroy my plants, so I put the leaf in a small basket with the two caterpillars on the leaf and then move the basket to the far wall which is opposite side of where my garden is. I made the commitment to check their status in the morning to ensure they did not go back to the garden. I woke up and did exactly that and went to check the basket. I found the leaf was eaten partially but withered. Then I saw only one caterpillar to the left of the basket on the gravel ground about three to four feet away, slowly moving but still alive. The second caterpillar was no where in site. So I left the caterpillar alone and was going to walk back inside through the front door. I have to walk past my covered back patio and patio door to the walkway to the gate and as I was getting ready to open the gate, I discovered the second caterpillar has actually moved the entire distance of my yard, past several other plants and event past part of my garden turned left and moved to the area right in front of my patio door, and it was on the cement patio less than a foot from the door, but it look like it had thrown itself against the ledge of the patio door and on the patio floor in front of the door like it had thrown a fit and there were green stains so you could clearly see the struggle it put up or the fit it had. I walked closer to see the caterpillar and it was still rocking itself back and forth. When I stopped, it turned it's head back to look at me and was still and I could feel it was looking at me. And then it turned it's head back. Honestly in looking at it, I felt the caterpillar was out for revenge because I had moved it and it deliberately was trying to do harm. The image on the patio looked so clear. If the caterpillar could move to the patio, it could have clearly choose to go back to the garden or even go to attack and eat another plant on the way as it crossed the entire distance of my yard. What do you think the caterpillar was doing? I can't explain it except the caterpillar was out for revenge or trying to commit suicide on my back patio for what I did. I'd love your thoughts and any insight anyone would have.
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2023.06.02 17:02 TheBibliobibuli The time I took 7 tabs of an NBOMe.

This is my trip report for the time I took 7 tabs of suspected N-bombs. It was the most bonkers, embarrassing, and dangerous psychedelic experience I have ever had. The only experience I kinda regret. I’ll be changing the names of the folks involved out of respect for their identities.
This all happened around Glasgow in late 2019. I had an unfortunate break up with my long time girlfriend and was itching for an escape from reality that I hoped LSD would provide. I met Marty a few months prior, who has since grown to be my best friend, and he introduced me to a drug dealer, Calum, in the area.
I purchased some ALD-52 from Calum, which Marty & I tested & found safe. With this we had 2 spectacular trips; hiking around the hills of Scotland and providing me with some great memories.
So, when Calum mentioned he could get us LSD I jumped on the opportunity and agreed to meet him under a bridge. Under this bridge a white van pulled up, slid open its door, and Calum instructed me from the passenger seat to get in . I decided to obey the call of adventure, hopped in, and we took off.
Inside the back were two men I hadn’t met, a chemistry set, and a big unconcerned dog (probably their security). The man by the gizmos and vials asked me how much I wanted, and I said ‘’14 tabs’’. He used a dropper to make them on the spot before I paid them and they dropped me off back at the bridge.
I rushed home like Charlie with a golden ticket to meet Marty and show him the goods. We decided to dive into the deep end & each take 7 tabs right away, around 6 pm. The tabs tasted the way the fingers of the guy who made them looked: bitter. We had no idea this was a red flag and our dumbasses were too excited to wait and test the tabs. So began the trip.
Shortly after, Marty suggested we take the train over to his friend Ben’s house, because ‘Ben was a chill’. We headed out and I was already feeling its effects. By the time we reached Ben’s place (Maybe 30 minutes later) I was already having the strongest psychedelic experience I’ve ever had to this day. I knew I was in for a ride.
The walls were grabbing onto my hands, my body was losing its form, and I was mostly non-verbal. Everything I saw was made of fractals, faces, eyeballs, and vortices. Everything I thought of was biblically profound. I felt undying love from the universe and was convinced Marty felt the same.
This is a good time to mention Martie’s odd tolerance to psychedelics. He’s listed this as the only true psychedelic experience he’s ever had, amongst the many he’s attempted. The time when we each took a heroic 6g mushroom trip he hardly felt a thing while I was facing ego death. He was definitely blasted on this trip but fortunately wasn’t delusional the way I was, and kept me a little under control.
I remember snippets of what it was like at Ben’s and the rest has been filled in by Marty. Ben was playing Dead Island and kept using the ziplines and his TV’s max volume to trip me out. The environment around me kept exploding into spiraling multi-colored pixels which revealed an empty white subspace behind it. It was like the universe was unraveling. Everything I looked at would explosively dissolve in this way leading me to believe I was god. I thought fate made us meet Ben that day so he could reveal to us our reality warping powers. I thought I could do anything with practice and decided the first thing I would do was make a cup of tea out of whiskey, multiple tea bags, dish soap, and anything else I got my hands on in Ben’s kitchen... He was a good sport about it.
Marty came to stop me and when he did my delusions deepened. I became convinced we were living infinite reincarnations of every life and that we were the physical manifestation of Yin & Yang. I also wanted to call my mom and tell her what I’d learned but Marty assured me it'd be better to tell her later. We returned to the living room & I whipped my shirt off 'with hilarious vigor', as Marty put it.
I was convinced I knew the meaning to life, the universe, and everything, and that Marty & Ben were on the same wavelength as me. I thought we were sharing the same thoughts and were upon the same path of enlightenment. But, my delight turned to devastation when they told me they weren’t as interconnected with me as I thought, and that I was experiencing delusions. This is when the path of my trip changed.
A sense of foolishness hit me hard, and the direction of my emotions took a sharp turn. I understood I didn’t understand what was happening around me or what was real. I thought Marty & Ben were conspiring against me and working to keep me in the apartment for all eternity. I tried keeping track of time to witness its progression but every time I checked the time nothing changed. I thought I had gone insane and that fate had set me to live in that very moment forever. I was panicking and I needed to rebel against fate, so I ran out of the apartment and collapsed in the stairwell.
My escape from that environment satisfied me and I calmed down. The concrete was cool and I laid splayed outside the door. Marty came to see if I was alright and once he confirmed I hadn’t run away, he went back to trip on the couch. This is when my trip reached its peak.
I have no memory of what happened around me at this point. People could have been stepping on me to leave their apartments and I will never know. Everything became fractals. The fractal pattern kept diversifying and growing until it reached its climax. This following experience blows me away to this day.
For the next eternity all I could see was, what I can best describe as, the most realistic representation of a Penrose diagram possible. I could sense the infinities compressed at its edges and all I could hear was an earth shatteringly loud roar. I kept saying, or screaming, or imagining I was screaming: ‘IT’S SO BIG! OH MY GOD THERE’S SO MUCH! IT’S SO BIG!’. I felt like I was in the presence of the immensity of the universe and it was utterly overwhelming.
My trip likely manifested as a Penrose diagram (or, Penrose-Lovecraftian horror) because I’d been learning about them at the time. It’s interesting that something I learned so recently was so present in my trip
Some time later the trip died enough for me to find my bearings. I was wearing Marty’s shoes and my shirt was back on, so I decided it was time for a walk. When I left the building I was exhausted and it was dark out, but the world was fascinating. I remember stepping out in front of a car and it honking at me. So I took note to beware of traffic.
Life was still fractals and things had tracers but I was enjoying the air. I thought I was past my delusional state, but this is when I saw something I can’t explain. A few blocks ahead I saw a crowd of 7-9 people wearing neon safety vests turn a corner and run opposite to my direction. They were followed by 3 police officers a moment later. I wondered what the hub-bub was but my mind quickly wandered elsewhere when they faded out of site. However, when I reached that same corner, the exact same crowd came around and passed by me. I knew they were the same people and I anticipated the police following and a moment later. And they did. Those same police came jogging passed and followed the crowd. They all disappeared into the distance leaving me stunned.
It still bothers me thinking about what parts of that experience were real and what was hallucination. It wasn't like predictable psychedelic hallucinations such as geometry and tracers, but, a real situation with context and uncertainty. Seeing them felt like a dream outside a dream.
After this, I hopped onto the first train going the right direction home, but I was kicked off by a ticket inspector a few stops down. I waited for the following train and happened to meet Marty on it with my stuff, which felt like fate truly had my back.
Though I was still somewhat lost in the sauce, Marty recounted the evening to me, and bought me some chocolate on the way home. We got back and Marty passed out quick, though I couldn’t sleep until late the next morning.
This was the most dangerous, embarrassing, and remarkable psychedelic trip I’ve ever had. I’m very grateful I had Marty looking out for me on this one. Since then I’ve entered fractal land and ego death a few times, but nothing compares to this experience. In a more controlled environment, and with a safer drug, I would do it again.
TL;DR Fake LSD showed me cosmic horror
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