Black wood full size bed frame


2011.11.01 09:34 Hamsterdam Charcuterie

Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit.

2017.01.20 15:19 John_Miles Eurofighter Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon, Tempest, HAV and Support Drone news and data. Anything from design, specifications, history, actions, upgrades and media. Please save useful article links to your own records, as Reddit spam bots now regularly target the core content of this reddit. Regrettably, links to a vast library of information has been lost.

2019.03.11 18:01 djronnieg The last bastion for Plasma TV aficionados

It was a bit of a surprise to see that there appeared to be no dedicated Plasma TV community on Reddit. Although I do plan to comb the archives within other Home Theater oriented subreddits, this subreddit exists to unify some key info and to share some useful tips.

2023.03.22 17:38 Fragrarium Full Bottle and Sample Inventory List!

Comment below and/or PM me if you have any questions or are interested in something. Shipping is included with all full bottles. Currently shipping to United States and Canada only. Payment done securely through ShopifyPayments, or message me for additional options.
Fragrances/Inventory will be updated periodically and as things sell out. You can always PM me here on Reddit as the easiest way to reach me. Or alternatively, you are welcome to email me at: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
Additional/Full Inventory can be found at

Available Fragrances List
Amouage Gold for Men 100mL $180 New
Amouage Lyric for Men 100mL $182 New
Amouage Reflection for Men 100mL $176 New
Amouage Interlude Man 100mL $192 New
Amouage Beach Hut Pour Homme 100mL $175 New
Amouage Interlude Black Iris 100mL $198 New
Amouage Boundless Man 100mL $180 New
Amouage Interlude 53 Extrait 100mL $350 New
Amouage Reflection 45 Extrait 100mL $387 New
Amouage Opus VII Reckless Leather 100mL $348 New
BDK Parfums Bouquet de Hongrie 100mL $167 New
BDK Parfums Pas Ce Soir 100mL $165 New
BDK Parfums Rouge Smoking 100mL $170 New
BDK Parfums Gris Charnel 100mL $165 New
BDK Parfums Gris Charnel Extrait 100mL $207 New
BDK Parfums Tabac Rose 100mL $195 New
BDK Parfums Velvet Tonka 100mL $187 New
BDK Parfums Ambre Safrano 100mL $198 New
Bond No. 9 New York The Scent of Peace for Him 100mL $294 New
Bond No. 9 New York The Scent of Peace for Him (Tester) 100mL $194 TESTER (Full Bottle)
Creed Aventus 10th Anniversary 100mL $375 New
Creed Aventus 100mL $275 New
Creed Aventus Cologne 100mL $283 New
Creed Green Irish Tweed 100mL $298 New
Creed Erolfa 75mL $270 New
Creed Millesime Imperial 100mL $275 New
Creed Love in White 75mL $296 New
Creed Royal Princess Oud 75mL $265 New
Creed Silver Mountain Water 100mL $240 New
Electimuss Octavian (Tester) 100mL $170 TESTER (Full Bottle)
Electimuss Imperium 100mL $155 New
Electimuss Rhodanthe 100mL $186 New
Electimuss Amber Aquilaria 100mL $294 New
Parfums De Marly Carlisle 125mL $243 New
Parfums De Marly Delina 75mL $237 New
Parfums De Marly Greenley 75mL $199 New
Parfums De Marly Layton 125mL $230 New
Parfums De Marly Layton Exclusif 75mL $225 New
Parfums De Marly Pegasus 125mL $238 New
Parfums De Marly Pegasus Exclusif 125mL $263 New
Parfums De Marly Sedley 125mL $223 New
Roja Parfums A Goodnight Kiss 100mL $1,200 New
Roja Parfums Diaghilev 100mL $800 New
Roja Parfums APEX Parfum 50mL $385 New
Roja Parfums Elysium Parfum 50mL $385 New
Roja Parfums Elysium Parfum Cologne (Tester) 100mL $295 TESTER (Full Bottle)
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum 100mL $190 New
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum 50mL $150 New
Tom Ford F**king Fabulous 50mL $300 New
Tom Ford Lost Cherry 50mL $305 New
Tom Ford Ombre Leather 100mL $195 New
Tom Ford Oud Wood 50mL $210 New
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 50mL $250 New
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2023.03.22 17:28 Tharoufizon Shazam 2 should have been Shazam vs Black Adam

I honestly believe that The Rock is responsible for a large part of the decline of the Shazam franchise. (And would have completely destroyed DC films if he had been allowed to.) That being said, if he had been properly corralled, he still would have made a decent Black Adam.
I actually really enjoyed FOTG, but just because this has been eating at my brain, here's what I think it should have looked:
Shazam 2 should have been the intro of Black Adam. It would have followed on from the first film (even though the Black Adam reference was very brief), and would have introduced the character in a context that made sense. The introduction oof the Daughters of Atlas wouldn't have been necessary, but no real loss there. BA wouldn't need to be defeated for good, but Shazam would triumph, establishing a rivalry for coming films. Hell, even a majority of plot beats from FOTG could have been used. BA could have been awoken by one of Mister Mind's agents, retrieves the staff as a MacGuffin for some reason or other, blasts the Shazamily and depowers them, and goes toe to toe with Shazam. The JSA could also still easily have been introduced to help. The combined star power of The Rock and Zachary Levi would have boosted the film's profile beyond what either Black Adam or FOTG had.
A Black Adam solo film could then have followed that, and would have benefitted from the establishment the character got in Shazam 2. It could have utilised a framing device of Black Adam's defeat and his reflection on the past to tell the story of his gaining the power of Shazam and using it to be a despotic ruler (maybe introduce Blaze as the secret string-puller?) and have the first showdown between BA and the wizard, explaining how he ended up where he was found in Shazam 2. The after credits sequence could then involve Mister Mind and the Monsterlands.
Then Shazam 3 could be Mister Mind and Sivana finally enacting their plan, travelling to the Monsterlands to recruit the Monster Society of Evil based on the fourth version (Mister Mind, Sivana, Black Adam, King Kull, Oggar, and maybe Mister Atom). The Shazamily, in the meantime, has kind of gone their separate ways a little. Mary and Eugene are in college, Freddy is doing his own thing, Darla is in High School, and Pedro has hung up his cape. Billy hasn't left his Shazam form in years, and is dealing with his loneliness by throwing himself into being a full-time member of the JSA. The threat of the MSoE brings the Shazamily back together, along with the JSA, to take on the threat. Big, epic finale fight. FIN.

I feel better now.
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2023.03.22 17:28 EddieCMW 2023 Gaming PC Upgrade

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Mostly gaming and just personal use. The game I mainly play is COD. From time to time I tend to play other games like Overwatch and Fortnite. For personal use, I tend to use Youtube a lot and do a lot of multitasking where I have a lot of different tabs open. I also make music on FL Studio from time to time. I currently use a PC that I built in about 2015, so all of the parts are outdated and I am running low on storage. I could upgrade storage, but since the PC is already so old, I would rather get a totally revamped PC.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
Between $2,800-$4,500
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Most likely around May-June.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Basically all new computer parts. I already have a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I do plan on purchasing a 240hz monitor in the future.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
I have access to Microcenter in Maryland.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
I will be reusing the Corsair Strafe RGB keyboard, Razer Viper Mini Mouse and Acer GN246HL 144hz monitor.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I am not too familiar with overclocking, so I guess I do not plan on overclocking.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Definitely a large amount of storage. I would like a PC that is very fast at multitasking and loading up different programs. In addition, I would like the PC to be able to run all my games smoothly at a high and constant frame rate.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Black or white case with RGB if available. Mid or full tower, whichever is cheaper but also fits the needs of the other computer parts.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I have Windows 10 in my current PC. I would have to figure out if I still have the license for my current copy that I could transfer to the new PC, or if I should just buy a copy of the latest version of Windows.
I would like the performance of the PC at minimum to match current gen console performance. I prefer higher performance over graphics, but I would like to be able to play the games at high performance without having to set all graphics settings on their lowest possible setting.

Thank you in advance!
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2023.03.22 17:12 laughayetteoutloud [SELL] [US] Morphe, NYX, elf, Colour Pop, Makeup Revolution, bh Cosmetics, MAC, Urban Decay

Most items either NEVER USED or only used a few times! Condition specified for each. They are coming from a smoke-free and pet-free home. Open to bundling!
After you express interest in an item, I will hold something for you for 6 hours and move on if I don’t hear from you within that time. Please don’t ghost! Just let me know if you have changed your mind. No hard feelings! :)
Shipping starts at $5, and may increase based on weight - more accurate shipping estimate can be provided with your zip code or state. Following receipt of payment, I will ship within one week and will PM you the tracking info.
Payment Info: Paypal G&S only - I will invoice and include a packing list in your package!
Verification Album
And now, the good stuff!

Morphe - 35V Stunning Vibes (2nd pic) - never used - $25
Morphe - 35M Boss Mood (2nd pic) - never used - $25
NYX - Ultimate Utopia (2nd pic) - BNNO - $25
NYX - Swear By It (2nd pic) - used once - $22
NYX - Sex Education Magic Maker - used once - $3
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please! Mega Palette - never used - $15
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please! Diamond Delirious - never used - $5
NYX - Perfect Filter Rustic Antique - 1-3 uses - $5
NYX - Mystic Petals Dark Mystic - 1-3 uses - $5
NYX - Ultimate Smokey & Highlight - 1-3 uses - $5
NYX - Ultimate Brights - 1-3 uses - $5
NYX - Ultimate Phoenix - 1-3 uses - $5
NYX - Ultimate Cool Neutrals - never used - $6
NYX - Ultimate Multi Finish Sugar High - 1-3 uses - $5
NYX - Glitter Goals Cream Pro Palette - used once - $5
NYX - Glitter Goals Love on Top - used once - $5
NYX - Glitter Goals Glacier - used once - $5
NYX - SFX Creme Colour Brights - BNNO - $8
NYX - SFX Creme Colour Primary - BNNO - $8
e.l.f. - Opposites Attract - never used - $10
e.l.f. - Rose Gold Sunset - never used - $7
e.l.f. - Rose Gold Nude - never used - $7
e.l.f. - Mad for Matte Jewel Pop - 1-3 uses - $5
e.l.f. - Mad for Matte Nude Mood - used once - $5
e.l.f. - MYSTERY 15-PIECE PALETTE (2nd pic) (I cannot for the life of me figure out or find the name of this palette anywhere lmao, here is the sticker on the back) - used once - $7
e.l.f. - Mintmelt Mint to Be - 1-3 uses - $2
e.l.f. - Mintmelt Chocolate Mint - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Bite Size Truffles - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Bite Size Berry Bad - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Bite Size Cream & Sugar - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Bite Size Carnival Candy - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Bite Size Pumpkin Pie - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Bite Size Acai You - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Bite Size Hot Jalapeno - never used - $3
Makeup Revolution - Neon Up All Night - never used - $10
Makeup Revolution - Tammi X Tropical Carnival (2nd pic) - used once - $12
Makeup Revolution - Reloaded Deep Dive - used once - $10
Makeup Revolution - Reloaded Marvelous Mattes - used once - $10
bh Cosmetics - Smitten in Switzerland - never used - $15
bh Cosmetics - Summer in St. Tropez - never used - $15

NYX - Eye Gloss Dirty Talk - used once - $3
NYX - Eye Gloss Toxic - 1-3 uses - $3
NYX - Matte Single Eyeshadow Frisky - 1-3 uses - $2
NYX - Matte Single Eyeshadow Cougar - 1-3 uses - $2
NYX - Matte Single Eyeshadow Leather & Lace - 1-3 uses - $2
NYX - Pigments Vegas Baby/Viva Las Vegas - never used - $3
NYX - Cream Eyeliner Killing It - BNNO - $4
NYX - Faux Whites Pencil Mintcream - 1-3 uses - $2
NYX - Eye Pencil Auburn - 4-5 uses - $2
e.l.f. - No Budge Eyeshadow Stick Mint for You - used once - $2
e.l.f. - Eyeshadow Topper Duo Tsuki to My Heart - never used - $4
e.l.f. - Cream Eyeliner Coffee - never used - $3
Colour Pop - Creme Gel Liner Joy Ride - 1-3 uses - $2
bh Cosmetics - Loose Foil Pigment Diamond Dazzlers - never used - $4

e.l.f. - Stardust Glitter Gold Galaxy - never used - $2
bh Cosmetics - Glitter Collection Spiced Pumpkin - never used - $4

Colour Pop - Crystal Face Jewels Individual - never used - $3
Colour Pop - Crystal Face Jewels Mixed - never used - $3
bh Cosmetics - Gem On Pearly - never used - $3
bh Cosmetics - Drop Dead Gorgeous Get Stunned - never used - $3

NYX - Born to Glow! Foundation Fair - approx. 75% full - $4
NYX - Highlighter & Bronzer Palette (2 of these - 2nd pic) - both 4-5 uses - each $3
NYX - Away We Glow Liquid Booster Glazed Donuts - never used - $5
NYX - Away We Go Strobing Cream Glow-tini - never used - $5
NYX - Sweet Cheeks Powder Blush Citrine Rose - 4-5 uses - $3
NYX - Matte Finish Setting Spray 0.60 fl oz - never used - $2
NYX - Radiant Finish Setting Spray 0.60 fl oz - never used - $2
e.l.f. - Jelly Pop Dew Primer - 1-3 uses - $8
e.l.f. - Jelly Pop Dew Primer - never used - $10
e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer Sheer - never used - $10
e.l.f. - Contour Palette Light/Medium - 5-10 uses - $3
e.l.f. - Monochromatic Multi-Stick Glistening Peach - 4-5 uses - $3
e.l.f. - Dewy Coconut Long Lasting Setting Mist 2.7 fl oz - never used - $8
e.l.f. - Post-Workout Cool Down Mist - approx. 95% full - $8
Makeup Revolution - Liquid Highlighter Unicorn's Glow - never used - $5

NYX - California Beamin' Pink Frost - never used - $10
NYX - California Beamin' Pearl Necklace - never used - $10
NYX - California Beamin' Beach Babe - never used - $10
NYX - California Beamin' Golden Glow - never used - $10

e.l.f. - Retro Paradise Glow Up Body Brush - never used - $3

NYX - Suede Matte Lip Liner Ace - never used - $2
NYX - Suede Matte Lip Liner Sway - never used - $2
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please Lip Topper Gloss Power Trip - never used - $4
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please Lip Topper Gloss That's Fire - never used - $4
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please Lip Topper Gloss Left on Read - never used - $4
NYX - Soft Matte Lip Cream Milan - used once - $2
NYX - Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Orange County - used once - $3
NYX - Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Sway - used once - $3
NYX - Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Downtown Beauty - used once - $3
NYX - Glitter Goals Liquid Lipstick X Infinity - used once - $3
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please Lipstick Gem Storm - used once - $3
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please Lipstick Highkey - never used - $3
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please Lipstick Good Look - never used - $3
NYX - Diamonds & Ice Please Lipstick On the Rocks - never used - $3
NYX - Suede Matte Lipstick Cherry Skies - never used - $3
NYX - Pin-Up Pout Lipstick Almost Famous - never used - $3
NYX - Lingerie Push-Up Longlasting Lipstick Dusk to Dawn - never used - $3
NYX - Butter Lipstick Root Beer Float - used once - $3
NYX - Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Color Juicy Pout - used once - $3
NYX - Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream Teacher's Pet - used once - $3
NYX - Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream Bby - used once - $3
NYX - Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream Boys Tears - never used - $4
NYX - Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream Teenage Dream - never used - $4
NYX - Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Full Size Dexter - never used - $3
NYX - Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Full Size Karma Suit Ya - never used - $3
NYX - Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Mini Dexter - never used - $2
NYX - Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Mini Voodoo Lily - never used - $2
NYX - Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Mini Grind - never used - $2
NYX - Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Mini On the Hunt - never used - $2
NYX - Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Mini Last Frontier - never used - $2
NYX - Slip Tease Lip Lacquer Mini Brick Road - never used - $2
NYX - Shout Loud Satin Lipstick The Best - never used - $3
NYX - Shout Loud Satin Lipstick Exclusive - never used - $3
NYX - Shout Loud Satin Lipstick Into the Night - never used - $3
NYX - Shout Loud Satin Lipstick Dirty Talk - never used - $3
NYX - Shout Loud Satin Lipstick Emotion - used once - $3
NYX - Shout Loud Satin Lipstick Everyone Lies - used once - $3
NYX - Shout Loud Satin Lipstick Cactus Dreams - used once - $3
e.l.f. - Lip Liner x Tiana Major9 - never used - $2
e.l.f. - Prismatic Lip Gloss Rose Quartz - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Lip Plumping Gloss Pink Sugar - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Lip Plumping Gloss Champagne Glam - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Lip Gloss Electric Mood x Tiana Major9 Affair - never used - $4
e.l.f. - Srsly Satin Lipstick Creme - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Srsly Satin Lipstick Raspberry - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Srsly Satin Lipstick Pepper - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Srsly Satin Lipstick Taffy - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Sheer Slick Lipstick Golden Pear - used once - $3
e.l.f. - Sheer Slick Lipstick Black Cherry - used once - $3
e.l.f. - Sheer Slick Lipstick Orange Crush - used once - $3
e.l.f. - Sheer Slick Lipstick Wild Peach - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Sheer Slick Lipstick Cherry Slush - used once - $3
e.l.f. - Sheer Slick Lipstick Grapefruit - used once - $3
e.l.f. - Moisturizing Lipstick Pink Mink - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Moisturizing Lipstick Flirty & Fabulous - used once - $3
e.l.f. - Moisturizing Lipstick Red Carpet - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Lipstick Duos Need It Nudes - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Lipstick Duos Red Hot Reds - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Lipstick Duos I Love Pinks - never used - $3
e.l.f. - Matte Lip Color Rowdy Rouge - never used - $3
Colour Pop - Lippie Pencil I Heart This - never used - $3
Colour Pop - Lippie Stix Wet (Pearlized) - never used - $3
Colour Pop - Lippie Stix Raw (Satin) - never used - $3
Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil Blackmail - 1-3 uses - $2
MAC - Lip Glass Clear - never used - $4
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2023.03.22 17:12 Theclaaw Countdown to Kickoff 2023: Portland Thorns FC

Countdown to Kickoff 2023: Portland Thorns FC

🌹🌹🌹 LET'S GET THORNY!! 🌹🌹🌹
You can check out the the original post with links to all other write ups for this year here.
Head Coach: Mike Norris
Formerly an assistant coach for the Thorns, Mike Norris took over the team in January of this year following the resignation of last year’s head coach, Rhian Wilkinson who stepped down after only one season. Her resignation came after a joint investigation by the NWSL & NWSLPA regarding a relationship developing with a current player on the team. While the investigation found Wilkinson did not violate league policies, Wilkinson left the team after player urging, regarding the broken trust between the players and Wilkinson, the legitimacy of the reporting/investigation process of the team/league, and potential retaliation amongst other issues.
Norris joined PTFC in 2022 as an assistant head coach under Wilkinson. Most recently, Norris was the goalkeepers coach for the current Olympic champions, the Canadian Women’s National Team, but Norris’s assistant coaching background in women’s soccer is extensive. After starting his coaching career in youth soccer, he quickly moved up through Canadian youth’s national system up to the senior team over the span of 8 years. Most importantly, Norris was hired with the backing of the current players. Expectations are high for Norris. The Thorns are coming off their third championship season with sights set on a repeat performance.
Technical Director: Karina LeBlanc - General Manager
Karina LeBlanc took over the role of General Manager in November of 2021 following a 3 year stint as CONCACAF’s Head of Women’s Soccer. The newly dedicated role in the Thorns' organization came after a separation between the Thorns management from their brother club Portland Timbers FC stemming from the fall out of the 2021 abuse scandal of the league. LeBlanc, a Canadian national team Hall of Famer, was immediately thrown into the mix, managing to make a splash with her first two trades within her first month, securing a substantial amount of allocation money and expansion draft protection. Unfortunately, LeBlanc stumbled a bit in her first NWSL draft, using her first pick on a player that was never signed by the club (due to transphobic/anti-LGBTQ+ social media posts). In just over a year, LeBlanc appears to be a breath of fresh air in the recent tumultuous years of the club. Just like head coach Mike Norris, there are high expectations for LeBlanc (honestly though, not protecting a known abuser would instantly shoot LeBlanc up to the best GM in Thorns history).
Captain: Chrstine Sinclair
Synonymous with Portland women’s soccer and needing no introduction, the Canadian GOAT Christine Sinclair has been the Thorn’s captain since the start of the league in 2013. While several players have worn the armband in Sinc’s absence, the captaincy is Sinc’s and truly Sinc’s alone.
Stadium: Providence Park, Soccer City, USA
Arguably one of the most iconic professional soccer stadiums in the US, Providence Park has played host to the Thorns since they joined the league in 2013. Located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood in Southwest Portland, the recently renovated stadium is home to both PTFC teams and can host over 25,000 fans.
Ownership: To Be Determined
I am not going to waste time talking about the Thorns' current owner; in no way does he deserve any more publicity and in mine, and I’m sure many others’ opinion, should not be allowed to own a club in the league. Thankfully, in December of 2022, it was announced the Thorns would be up for sale. While this could potentially hinder both the Thorns & Timbers’ mantra of “Two Teams, One Club”, the future is bright for the Thorns. Right after the announcement of the sale, it was reported that an all-women investment group led by Nike executive Melanie Strong was looking to submit a bid with a valuation of $60 million.
Mascot: N/A
While there is no mascot for the club, the prominence of roses can be seen throughout the club, including on merch, within the supporters section, and even awarded to players after home matches.
Kits: We’ve Got Some Mixed Opinions
The Thorns have had some really great kits in past years. However, the kits unveiled in 2022 really missed the mark. One comment pointed out that the 2022 kits looked as if someone took the 2021 kits and remade them in MS Paint. Switching to black kits the previous year, Portland’s primary kits kept with the theme of a black base with the inclusion of red vines/thorns. A nice little easter egg, the acronym dear to the PTFC supporters, BAON, is included within the neck tag (a feature added to the kits starting in 2020).
The secondary kits didn’t fare much better. The club kept with the primary colors of white and red, but other than that, not much else can be said about them.
2023 brings about a fun new kit for our Ed Hardy fans out there (at least we can say they didn’t play it safe???). The Thorns wanted to go bold and that they did. With an updated logo on the shorts, they definitely stand out.
Supporters Groups: The Rose City Riveters
Housed in the North End of Providence Park, the Rose City Riveters are a wild bunch of supporters. You can check out their Instagram or Twitter. The group provides plenty of volunteer opportunities, charity drives, and are never shy in supporting what they believe in. The Riveters are loud and proud (NSFW - language), creating one of the best sporting environments in the league. Very biased, but they also create some of the best TIFOs and banners; since I love a good TIFO/banner, here are few of my recent favorites:
Subreddit: /Thorns
The Thorns subreddit is probably above average in activity compared to other clubs. You’ll get the biggest news, fun social media posts, and the occasional hyped upvote party (we like excitement). Drop by to show your support!
News and Commentary: Stumptown Footy & Riveting!
Stumptown Footy & Riveting! are the two publications that you will constantly find Thorns-centric coverage & commentary. While STF is currently going through the SB Nation cuts of all soccer coverage, they still plan on continuing coverage of soccer in Portland. Both are great for not just coverage, but opinions on the Thorns & the league.
Key Twitter Follows for Team Insights:
Thorns FC
Ryan Clarke - Beat writer for The Oregonian
Paul Danzer - Sports writer for The Portland Tribune
Stumptown Footy
Phuoc "Francis" Nguyen
Rose City Review
Mike Donovan
Chris Rifer
Anne M. Peterson - Portland based AP writer
Meg Linehan - The Athletic (it’s not a true list without Meg)
Craig Mitchelldyer - Great PTFC photos!
DanteysArt - Not Twitter (though they do have one), but great game day pics!
2023 Season/Home Opener: Sunday, March 26th, Orlando Pride @ Providence Park
Full 2023 Schedule
  • NWSL Championship: 2013, 2017, 2022
  • NWSL Shield: Supporters’ Shield: 2016, 2021
  • NWSL Challenge Cup: 2021
Also including the 2020 NWSL Community Shield for the Fall Series after the Chaos Cup.
2022 Season Review
Three Stars!!! ⭐⭐⭐
The Portland Thorns were your 2022 NWSL League Champions! As any other season in Portland, the Thorns came in with high expectations following their Shield win in 2021, but their upset loss in the semi-finals to Chicago. Portland went into the pre-season Challenge cup in the West Division finishing 3-1-2, but missed out on advancing to the knockout stage to defend their Challenge Cup championship. The Thorns started off the regular season a little sluggish, going 1-3-1 in their first five games, falling all the way to 7th in the standings. Thankfully, they quickly hit their stride, going on a 10 game unbeaten streak. Following back to back thrashings from NCC & SD, the Thorns went on to not drop a match for the rest of the season. They ended the season with a record of 10-9-3 and a goal differential of +25! The race for the shield at the end of the season was wild, with Portland being in control of their own destiny, but couldn’t get it done, ultimately falling short by 1 point to OL Reign.
Focusing on the on-field storylines, there is one name that was the star of the show: Sophia Smith. Coming into her 3rd season in the league, Smith took off (for club and country)! Racking up 14 goals with 3 assists which lead to 3 Player of the Week nominations (1 win), a Player of the Month award, 2nd in the race for the Golden Boot, NWSL Championship Game MVP, and ultimately being crowned the 2022 NWSL MVP. Nothing could stop Sophia Smith last season and hopefully this is just the beginning for her.
Smith was not the only Thorns player to really step it up this year. Continuing on with the nickname of Goalkeeper FC (shout out the magical Thorns GKer coach Nadine Angerer), starting goalkeeper Bella Bixby tied for the most clean sheets in the league with 9 (10 if you include the playoffs). Rookie Sam Coffey made an immediate impact in the midfield, switching to a DM position and being an anchor our midfield needed. The Thorns also had 1 iron woman in 2022, defender Kelli Hubly who really solidified her starting role going forward (over an injured Emily Menges). Last, but not least, one of the biggest stories of the season: the return of Crystal Dunn! After giving birth to her very adorable son Marcel in May, Dunn returned to the pitch less than 4 months later. And who could forget Dunn’s game winner to send Portland to the championship?
Players Out
  • Lindsey Horan, MF - For now, Horan is still out on loan to Lyon through the summer of 2023
  • Marissa Everett, F - Retired (to pursue a career in nursing)
  • Abby Smith, GK - Free agency (signed to Gotham)
  • Yazmeen Ryan, F - Traded to ACFC
Players In
Free Agents: None
  • Reyna Reyes - Defender - Round 1 Pick 5 (still unsigned, but training with the team)
  • Izzy D’Aquila - Forward - Round 1 Pick 12 (signed)
  • Lauren DeBeau - Forward/Midfield - Round 2 Pick 24 (released by the team ahead of final roster)
  • Lauren Kozal - Goalkeeper - Round 3 Pick 32 (signed)
Preseason Roster
Thorns return 23 players from their 2022 season and added 3 new players through the NWSL Draft.
Goalkeepers (3): Bella Bixby, Shelby Hogan, Lauren Kozal (DRAFT)
Defenders (9): Kelli Hubly, Meghan Klingenberg, Natalia Kuikka (INTL), Tegan McGrady, Emily Menges, Meaghan Nally, Gabby Provenzano, Reyna Reyes (DRAFT), Becky Sauerbrunn
Midfielders (7): Sam Coffey, Crystal Dunn, Olivia Moultrie, Taylor Porter, Rocky Rodríguez, Christine Sinclair, Hina Sugita (INTL)
Forwards (7): Janine Beckie, Natalie Beckman, Hannah Betfort, Izzy D’Aquila (DRAFT), Sophia Smith, Michele Vasconcelos, Morgan Weaver
Predicted Preferred Gameday XI
Formation: A bit unknown what the formation will be this year with a new head coach, but the Thorns primarily ran a 4-3-3 last year. It’s going to be an interesting discussion to see how Norris handles where Sinclair goes. While I respect the Canadian GOAT, I believe Sinc would be best used as a super sub. Depending how Norris handles where Sinclair goes, there is going to be some variation within our midfield & forwards group. Predicting Sinc remaining in our starting line up, I would expect to see some form of our starting XI looking something like:
Likely Top Bench/Subs:
  • Emily Menges, D
  • Hina Sugita, MF
  • Janine Beckie, F (sike :( )
  • Izzy D’Aquila, F
  • Olivia Moultrie, M (again, Moultrie’s use is really going to depend on what Norris plans on. Moultrie was ramping up in minutes on the back half of the season last year. As of today, Moultrie is in the Starting XI for the Thorns first preseason match)
Returning Players (Almost Everyone):
GK: Bella Bixby, Shelby Hogan
D: Kelli Hubly, Meghan Klingenberg, Natalia Kuikka, Tegan McGrady, Emily Menges, Meaghan Nally, Gabby Provenzano, Becky Sauerbrunn
M: Sam Coffey, Crystal Dunn, Olivia Moultrie, Taylor Porter, Rocky Rodríguez, Christine Sinclair, Hina Sugita
F: Janine Beckie, Natalie Beckman, Hannah Betfort, Sophia Smith, Michele Vasconcelos, Morgan Weaver
The Vets
Almost every Thorns player is a veteran with the team at this point. The vets below are those who have been around the block a time or two in this league:
D: Klingenberg, Menges, Sauerbrunn
M: Dunn, Rodríguez, Sinclair
Something to Prove
  • Kelli Hubly (D) - Being the Thorns only iron woman is a feat in itself, but until the 2021 season, Hubly hadn’t been a consistent starter. With an aging backline, it will be seen if Hubly can continue on the upward trajectory in being that anchor of our backline
  • Sam Coffey (M) - Year 1 for Coffey went about as good as one could wish for. Like Hubly, Coffey’s “prove it” is if she can continue to be as good as she was last year, proving that year 1 wasn’t just a fluke (I don’t think anyone thinks this is the case though). If she isn’t called in for the World Cup (a long shot at making it at the moment), Coffey is going to be a key piece for the Thorns.
  • Olivia Moultrie (M) - The Child. (Can we even call her that anymore?). Moultrie & co. fought hard to allow her to play for the Thorns which led to massive changes in how the league handles U18 players. That said, Moultrie hasn’t really consistently shown that she’s as good as they said she was. A lot of it is due to playing time, it came sporadically and at times, playing only the last few minutes of the match. However, Moultrie has shown flashes of brilliance when she was in. She’s not afraid to be physical and she has the confidence to take her shot.
  • Christine Sinclaire (M) - Does Sinc really have to prove anything at this point in her career? No. However, we are unfortunately heading towards the end of Sinc’s career here. The big question is, how will she handle it? This will be Portland’s 3rd coach in 3 years and while the Thorns are far from rebuilding, it is yet to be seen where Sinc will fall in Norris’s game planning. However it shakes out to be, I have a feeling we will see Sinc be what Sinc always is, the GOAT.
Out for the season
So far, Portland is looking good as far as the SEI list (knock on wood). Jinxed myself on this one. Unfortunately, Janine Beckie went down in the preseason friendly against the U23 NT with an ACL tear. The biggest missing piece will once again be Lindsey Horan. Leaving at the start of last season, Horan left big shoes to fill. She will continue to be out until at least June (the end of her loan), but we most likely won’t see her return until after the World Cup. Fortunately for the Thorns, they do not lack depth in their midfield.
Realistic Best Case Scenario: 1st Place
The Thorns are returning almost the entirety of their championship team. And while they do have a new coach, Norris was there during the Thorns’ championship run. Expectations for the club will be higher than ever with the possibility of the Thorns going back to back a very realistic goal.
Realistic Worst Case Scenario: 5-7th place
The league is only getting better. While the Thorns did not lose any key players, many clubs right below them gained quite a few. Five different clubs were all within 4 points of each other at the end of the season. The 3 teams right below Portland were San Diego, Houston, and Kansas City. I won’t repeat what’s already been said in these write ups about those 3 teams, but the Thorns could’ve easily been 5th last year as they could’ve been 1st. Looking further back, you have a team like ACFC who should be returning many injured starters and could easily project themselves forward in the standings. The World Cup is going to be especially hard on the Thorns who will look to have ~7 players out which includes 5 potential starters. I don’t expect to see Portland drop out of the playoff picture, but the middle to back half of the season could get very interesting.
Realistic Most Probable Scenario: 2nd-4th
While the Thorns didn’t make any flashy trades or free agent signings, they stuck with what they know worked. Sophia Smith really hit her stride last year and is going to be looked upon to continue her dominance this year. The return of Lindsey Horan (if healthy) in the back half should really give us a push late into the season. Portland returns a team of veterans that know what it takes to win. Can they repeat the success of their 2022 season? We’re going to have to find out.
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2023.03.22 17:12 moofdog Home Inkjet Purchase Advice

Would like to purchase a photo/craft printer for home use

I'm a long-time photographer, so while I'm still not great at it, I want decent quality prints. For anything I'm going to frame, etc, I'd probably just order from mpix or something, though. So occasional photo use, craft use (printing stickers to cut out, stuff like that), and printing work documents every once in a while I'd like to be in color (already own a b&w brother laser for the majority of office-related tasks).

Are there any models you are currently looking at?

I purchased an Epson et-3850 refurbished from Amazon. Generally I really like it, but I'm struggling to get the color looking accurate on photos. I'm also encountering a problem where the paper jams 100% of the time I print borderless 8.5x11. I can't figure it out. I think maybe the head is catching the corner of the paper and bending it over.
Anyway, I'll most likely return the epson for those two reasons.
I'm most strongly considering two Canons, the G7020 and the G620. I like that the 7020 is quicker, has a bottom tray I could use for normal paper, and an ADF. I don't need the ADF, as I have an Epson es-580w I can use for scanning. Although it would still be nice.
I'm most curious how much better the photos will look from the G620 with its additional ink colors. Will it really be a noticeable difference?

Minimum Requirements:

Any other details:

Really want to stay away from cartridges...
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2023.03.22 17:08 That_Emu_7247 PC build template

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Mostly gaming, hoping to be able to run star citizen and microsoft flight sim, as well as smaller games like overwatch, halo and the doom games.

>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

Currently about 1-1.3 thousand CAD, but willing to go up to 1.5k.

>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

Hoping to put together a list of parts and start looking for good prices this month or next month (March/April 2023)

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)**

Full PC, including case and fans, as well as a monitor. Keyboard suggestions are useful as well, due to the fact that I will most likely purchase a new one.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

I have an old case and monitor, but will probably buy new ones as they are very outdated. I also have an old keyboard, buy will probably buy a new one.

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

Most likely not.

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

Would like to have a large amount of storage and preferably more than 2 USB ports.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

Plain black or stormtrooper white and black.

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

Yes, Windows 10 or 11.
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2023.03.22 17:06 caloriedemon Regained weight and can't get back on track

Hi loseit,
(Sorry for being a super new account with no post history. I've been lurking anonymously for ages and finally felt like posting.)
I've been struggling with my weight for years and last year I finally made some genuine progress. between July-January I lost 20 lbs (which may not seem like a lot but I'm very short and small framed so it made a huge difference on my figure).
what worked was getting treatment for depression. I went on an SNRI of which weight loss is also a side effect and it has worked wonders. I went from staying in my room and mostly my bed all day, struggling through a bs remote job to moving out of a toxic living environment, starting my dream job, meeting my boyfriend, and being much more active than ever before in my life. I barely had to think about weight loss and dieting to lose the 20lbs because I was always busy and just ate to keep myself going.
Between January and now I've backslid into unhealthy habits and regained 10 of those lbs. I'm so worried about this continuing the way it is because I just remember how much worse I felt at my SW and I'm already starting to feel that way again now. I want to intervene and get back on track to relose these 10lbs plus ideally 5-10 more after that.
It's been a few weeks of me trying to get back on track, and long story short things only got worse. I've been counting calories and I have no problem staying at 1400-1500 (~200 calorie deficit), getting steps in, and doing a few days of body weight strengthening every week. It's at about 9pm every night that I just become a demon and eat the most high calorie stuff I have access to at the moment. It doesn't even matter what it is -- last night was a tub of ice cream but the night before it was half a jar of natural peanut butter on unsalted rice cakes. I've eaten entire boxes of chocolates, but also cups and cups of no sugar added muesli with unsweetened almond milk. it's like my brain subconsciously identifies what in my house is the highest calorie, and fixates on it until I eat it.
I've heard a lot about "mental restriction" and thought my night binging could be a result of that, so I tried to have small portions of these high cal foods throughout the day and incorporate them into daytime meals. This hasn't worked at all. I've also heard of others just needing to eat more at night so I reduced my calories to about 700 leading up to dinner, leaving about 700-800 for a good sized meal. I'll eat the meal, then eat more afterwards anyway. I tried to have a preplanned small dessert. I just ate 6 more servings of it after. I tried getting rid of everything even mildly bingeable. I just binged on yogurt, oats, leftovers etc and even binged on my housemates food which was so, so embarrassing.
I feel like I have a demon inside of me that can outsmart all of my tactics to try and keep it at bay. I feel so defeated by my inability to maintain a diet and lose (or even just stop gaining) weight and I'm starting to notice my depression latching onto this feeling and making it harder to get up and do everything I need to do in a day, because every day seems to end in defeat no matter what I do. I wake up with anxiety because I know the day will likely play out just like yesterday and the days before.
I don't know how to turn this around. I know there HAS to be something that will work for me, but either I haven't found it yet or I'm not in the mindset to even give it a chance to work. Whatever it is, I feel like I need help right now. I just want to feel how I did a few months ago when weight loss felt like a breeze and I was closer than ever to where I want to be.
Has anyone been through this before, and what did you do to get out of it?
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2023.03.22 17:02 cbb88christian Negotiations Underway 4

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Approximated Earth Date: 3. May. 2235
"Destination set: Earth's Moon. Estimated travel time: Fifty-five minutes, and twenty-three seconds."
Teresh had to catch himself with a hand as the ship suddenly roared to life. The world began to turn as he could feel its momentum change. Questions began to bubble in my head, like a pot of gotesh starting to boil.
Earth? Is that the name of planet 626, or another? Could it be a prison world? Was I just tricked by an elaborate ruse into surrendering myself to becoming a captive once more? Teresh shook his head. No, that's stupid. Unless humans are an incredibly cruel species, there would be no reason to lull me into a false sense of security. They are aware that I am unarmed and alone. Tom alone would be able to physically overpower me. I will just have to trust in my new ally.
Part of him wanted to escape, and another knew that it would be pointless. Even if he made it back to his ship there was no guarantee that he could get the hanger doors open. Then there was a chance that they would just blast him out of space the moment he left the ship. This was not the time to let fear rule him. He had to be strong, brave, and honorable, like his ancestors before him.
A brisk knock came at the door, which nearly caused him to jump out of his feathers. He saw the familiar orange and black form of Tom walk through the door. Along with him, an orange suit and helmet that he held in his left hand. Tom’s throat rumbled before he started talking.
"I looked through our spares. This is the smallest one we've got. Might be a little loose on the shoulders, but it should get the job done," he explained, holding it out to him.
"Thank you," Teresh replied, taking the bundle from him. The fabric was pretty soft and surprisingly flexible and elastic. Though, he did immediately think of one flaw. "You don't suppose my talons are going to poke through the fabric, do you?"
Tom stood there, a hand on his side. After a moment of silence, he shifted his weight to the other leg and responded, "Eh, I don't think so. Long as they're not razor sharp you should be fine. Just don't push too hard against the finger parts."
"Oh, you have five ‘fingers.’ As you called them," Teresh said matter-of-factually. He noticed upon looking at his suit and referencing Tom's that the hands had five ‘fingers’ each.
He held up his own, and they both counted four talons. One that took the same position as the thumb, with the only missing being a pinky equivalent. Fortunately, Teresh was quick on his feet.
"I'll do my best to keep it out of sight. At worst, I lost them in an accident," he explained.
"Huh, good ingenuity. We're going to need that if we want this to work," Tom replied, crossing his arms together.
Teresh wasn't exactly sure how to read the gesture, but his tone sounded positive. He would be sure to upload their language to the translator as fast as possible. When interpreting, the machine outputs everything in a dull, neutral voice. Once the language was properly recognized however, they could speak to each other as if there were no language barriers at all. That would have to wait, sadly, as it sounded like they were about to get moving.
He stood up and began donning his suit. Quickly finding a small zipper, which was a tad infuriating with talons. The Valaxi could manage them just fine, but the kooli needed their own zippers that featured a larger hole for their talons. Just another advantage they had from natural superiority.
Tom shuffled his feet a bit and turned away from Teresh in an instant. Causing him to pause and tilt his head at the human.
"Is something the matter?" Teresh asked curiously.
Tom throat rumbled again, and he coughed. Responding, "Sorry, I just figured you wanted some privacy."
The kooli shook his head, amused by his sentiment. His race didn't typically wear trappings like the Valaxi or the Leo-oup. Typically, such practice was observed as a way to either cover exposed genitalia or to accentuate their appearance. Kooli had no such exposure and preferred the natural beauty of their bodies and feathers. To don clothing atop was seen as a practice that only extremely narcissistic or Valaxi obsessed kooli indulged in. Even their own Jarva only donned a cape and crown when attending the imperial commune.
Of course, he had no clue why the humans covered themselves, but that would have to wait for future discussion. All he could do was theorize as he finally slid on the loose garb. The suit fit well enough, outside of bunching up near his feet and elbows. Not enough to be a hazard, but just enough to look a few sizes too big. He began to fight with the zipper again, seeing Tom glance back.
"Ah, did you need help with that? I imagine it's tough with the..." Tom paused awkwardly, "claws?"
"Talons. And yes, it would be very helpful, thank you," Teresh replied.
Ancestors protect me, he pleaded, realizing what it meant.
Tom took a few steps and knelt down, less than a foot away from Teresh as the gentle zzzzzzzip of the zipper traveled up the suit. The kooli held his breath through the whole process. His eyes strained to find some semblance of a shape inside the black void. Seeing a rough circular object move inside, with some strange jutting or jagged shapes around it. Unable to form a clear picture as the zipper reached the top of the suit. Tom gave it a small tug and seemed satisfied.
"Good, nice and secure. Not too bad a fit either. Just looks like a kid wearing his dad's shoes," he explained absentmindedly.
"Kid? Shoes?" Teresh asked, feeling much smaller when draped in the large suit.
"Ah, right. Kids are what we call our young. Children, kiddos, there's plenty more. As for shoes, we wear them on our feet to protect our skin," Tom explained, causing Teresh's eyes to widen.
So many questions chirped inside his mind. It was going to take hours just to process all the basic questions he had about humans, not to mention ones on culture and family unit. Tom seemed to pick this up too as he held out the helmet.
"I promise I'll answer every single question you've got once we get you to my contact. For now, just try to keep a hold on them in your head," he said, as if able to read his mind.
Now that wasn't something he considered. Though there was no evidence of such an ability existing, who knew what humans were capable of. Perhaps they could possess natural psionic ability. That discovery would make for an excellent essay or dissertation.
It was not the time for essays however, it was time to don his own black mirror. Taking the helmet, he slid it onto his head. It was a bit claustrophobic, and it hurt a little with his crown feathers being forcibly pressed against the top of the helmet. Outside of that though, it was perfectly serviceable. The entire world around him was shifted to a darker tone, including Tom. If he couldn't see his face before, it was now impossible to see anything past two layers of this dark glass. He could feel Tom touching parts of his neck, and he heard a few snaps as the neck and helmet joined together. Either magnetic or through some other means, he couldn't tell. Tom stepped back and gave him a once over.
"Perfect. This is actually going to work," he spoke softly.
"You doubted it working?" Teresh joked, the translator rumbling within the suit.
"Hey, this is completely new territory for me. I'll be happy if we make it past the front door," Tom replied, then pointing towards his chest. "Which reminds me. We're going to have to shut that off when we get there."
Teresh gulped, "B-But-"
"Yes, you'll have no idea what's going on. You're going to be in a new place, surrounded by tons of humans, and you may or may not be in danger," Tom explained, doing absolutely nothing to quell his fears.
However, what the human did next was something that Teresh never saw coming. He actually got down on his knee, more or less being eye level with him. Although he couldn't see them, he could tell that Tom was looking right through him.
Tom's voice was serious, low, and full of determination. Exclaiming, "Teresh. I need you to trust me when I say this. As long as I am with you, you are safe. I won't let anyone touch a feather on that head, and if they do, I'll knock them off their ass. My friends will be there with us too. All three of us are going to protect you. Okay?"
What is this feeling? Teresh thought to himself. There was something about his words that caused his heart to swell. He felt like he could do anything, that he was going to succeed. Not even General Vorin's words instilled him with as much confidence.
"Y-Yes Tom. I trust you," Teresh answered.
"Do you mind if I put my hand on your shoulder?" He asked. More confusion, but he was too inspired to question it.
"You may," the kooli replied.
Tom lifted his hand, causing Teresh to flinch as it slowly but surely impacted his shoulder. Feeling his strange finger appendages grip his shoulder firmly but not painfully.
"I'm with you. Don't forget that," Tom said stoically. Then standing and pulling back. "Let's do some rehearsal in the bay. You won't need to talk the talk, but you'll need to walk the walk."
"Talk the talk and walk wha-?" Teresh began.
"Don't worry about it kid. It'll be just like theatre," he explained, then going on, "that's a-"
"My people have theatre Tom, I understand," the kooli replied, grinning under the helmet.
"Right. Of course. Let's go," Tom replied, his tone suggesting a bit of embarrassment.
Together, they made their way out of the medical ward and into the main hanger, or "bay" as Tom called it. He saw the other two outfitted individuals watching their approach. Able to tell that both parties were engaging in a game of observation. Trying to discern the shapes underneath the suits.
Still only three crew members, for a ship of this size, he thought to himself.
With how small their crew was, perhaps this flagship was decommissioned. That would explain the lack of bodies and ships in the hanger. If their military was even more armed than this... they would make for a wonderful child race. The Valaxi would help them reach their true potential. If Teresh could accomplish that, he would consider it his greatest feat in life. It would cement him and his family in the good graces of the empire forever and bring honor to General Vorin's home.
Tom held up his hand and shook it around at them, announcing, "Hey guys, this is Teresh. Teresh, meet Maxim and Ally."
"Hello," a higher voice responded from the suit on the right.
"Howdy," another low voice emerged from the suit on the left.
"How-dy?" Teresh mimicked, shaking his taloned hand at them.
He heard a few coughs or strange gasps from them, and he just hoped he hadn't offended them in some way. Tom's throat rumbled like a growl, causing the two to stop. A show of authority it seemed.
"We're going to help Teresh get to Mikael. Once we meet, then we'll figure out what to do from there," Tom explained.
"Sounds good. How do we start?" The one called Maxim asked.
"First, Teresh," he turned to me. He tapped the side of his helmet several times, explaining, "if I do that, it means turn on your translator. If I do this," he made a flat sliding gesture on the bottom of the helmet, "it means turn it off."
Tapping, on. Sliding, off. Easy, Teresh internalized.
"Good. Now we're going to start practicing some scenarios. We have a little over a half hour left so we don't have too much time, but it should be enough. First, I'm going to explain what we're doing, then I'll give you the signal to shut your translator off. We need to get you used to humans talking or doing things around you. Whatever you do, you need to stay calm, cool, and collected. Think you can handle that," Tom asked, nodding his head at him.
He clenched his hands tightly, feeling truly confident for one of the first times in his life. Teresh focused his gaze on the three of them, "Let's do it."
It's time to prove my mettle.
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2023.03.22 16:59 Aggressive-City4453 IT knows when I am sleeping IT knows when I am awake

Kinda sounds like a Santa Claus song eh? I could only wish it was good ole St.Nick. I don’t have a name for this unknown terrifying creature so I call IT, IT.
It all started about 2015 when I moved to the North to the Rocky Mountains in the Idaho Panhandle. I went adventuring riding my 4 wheeler deep into the woods, just exploring and loving the isolation of having nobody else around. I packed extra gas a pick ax and shovel to do a Little Rock hounding as Idaho is the gem state. I planned on making this just a day trip as I had plenty of sunlight until at least 9 o’clock as it was the middle of June.
I took off down a trail behind my house after mapping out the area, I planned on taking my quad as far as I could before, jumping off and hiking into some uncharted territory, as I thought some of the best finds would be where very little people if any had gone there. It was a beautiful day about 80 degrees with a little breeze, the trail was fun, hills, tight turns, even some big boulders embedded in the trail as some of it was part of an old logging road. The further I went, the more rugged and rough the terrain was, it slowed me down a little but I was out just enjoying the day.
I logged in about 20 miles of trails on my 4 wheeler and found a thick forest with steep mountains and big boulders in my way. So I figured this is as good place as any to start hiking and exploring. It was tough going and along the way I found several quartz veins in the side of the mountain I rummaged around, busted some of it up in hopes I might find some gold. As the afternoon went on I figured I better go on ahead if I’m going to get to the uncharted area I picked out.
As I continued on I noticed a big hole in the ground I almost fell into. Kinda like the cave from the movie the descent. It was an amazing sight, probably an old abandoned mine shaft over 100 years old. No warnings it was there I just stumbled upon it. I threw a rock down to see if I could hear it hit the bottom, and it did after several seconds, so I knew it was a deep hole, and very dark too even in the daylight.
After exploring around the opening searching for ore and unique rocks in which I found some pretty big chunks of red garnet and a few samples of opal beautiful stones. I noticed it was getting late, damn I thought it’s 730pm already. I made a note of my find and pinpointed the location so I could go back, Then I started my hike back to my 4 wheeler. As I was leaving I heard some weird indescribable shriek coming from down in the dark deep hole, It sounded like it was pretty far away but it still sent chills down my spine and made me speed walk away after gathering my tools and rocks. As I was hiking back to my 4 wheeler I couldn’t help like feeling I was being watched and constantly had to look over my shoulder. Not much I could see as the forest was crazy thick up in this part of the woods.
Darkness was falling in quick on me as I was almost back to my 4 wheeler, then I heard that demonic shriek from the path i just came from, and it sounded just like the one from the mine shaft but only closer out in the woods now. I felt the hair on my neck stand straight up and I now had goosebumps all over. I felt as if I was in fight or flight mode so I chose to start jogging in the direction of my quad. I could see it about 50 yds ahead at the edge of the tree line. I thought to myself almost there just gotta keep moving. Just as I reached my 4 wheeler I heard tree branches snapping and underbrush being mowed down like something big is rushing through the forest heading in my direction.
I fired up my quad and floored it onto the rough trail my shovel flew off the 4 wheeler rack and I just left it. About 80 yards from where I took off I turned to look behind me and there IT stood. Ungodly skinny, tall, and pale as a ghost with no hair, bright gleaming yellow eyes two horns on its head like a big horn sheep and long gangly arms with giant hands and claws like a wolverine about 7 ft tall at least. It had a head like an elk big nose and it was staring right at me. I heard it growl or roar over my quad engine then it took off towards me at a speed I didn’t think I could outrun even on my Kawasaki Brute 750 which easily did 60mph.
I navigated the rough trail the best I could almost losing control several times pushing 40 mph and it was crashing through trees gaining on me. As luck would have it I made it to the old logging road where I could open it up full throttle 60 mph the whole way and I would glance back at every straightaway to see where IT was. Fortunately I was losing It. Still IT was not giving up. I finally got out on the main road it must’ve been 1030 now as the moon was out and it was pretty dark. I floored it the final 3 miles to my driveway and finally let off the gas and parked my quad in the shed. Being aware of my surroundings I crept to my house got in and locked the doors and windows I didn’t know wether or not that thing was still following me or what? Just when I thought all was good I heard that demonic evil sound that it made before at the mine and in the woods. I thought oh my god no way it followed me all the way home and found me.
I peeked out my window out into an open meadow in my front yard and at the edge of the tree line about 75 yards out I was disturbed by what I seen. There IT was standing bipedal and puffing out it’s chest making that god awful noise. I could hear it through my house. It was walking back and forth just pacing waiting hoping I would come back out. Surely IT couldn’t see me but it suddenly cocked its head and looked right at me peeking through my shades on my window. I quickly closed them. Got on the phone with the fish n game explaining to them I was being stalked by some creature. They insured me it was just wildlife and I told them to come out to my address and see for themselves. It took about an hour for them to get there the creature was there then wasn’t. Of course when the two wardens got to my residence there was no sight of IT.
We talked for several minutes, I could tell they weren’t believing any of my story. They even had the gall to assume I was drinking or on drugs. Shortly after they left I decided I needed to go to bed I was exhausted. Maybe I did just hallucinate all that who knows. I was woken up by some strange scratching noises outside of my bedroom window. I checked the clock it was 3 am. I was terrified to peek out my window as I had an idea of what I’d see. Sure enough as soon as I peeked there was it’s big head yellow glowing eyes peering right at me as if it was looking through my soul. Then it smiled with rows of razor sharp teeth. I closed the blinds. Thinking no this is not happening. Waited a few moments looked again and it was gone.
The next morning I looked outside at the siding on my house, outside of my bedroom and sure as shit there was deep claw marks all over the side of my house. I knew now that this all was very real and not a nightmare. I have lived in the same house for 8 years now as it is 2023 and everyday and every night that thing is watching me, it makes sure I know of it’s presence. It hasn’t done any harm to me yet. But it’s probably just waiting to catch me slipping. I only go to work and stay inside my house year round now because It knows when I’m sleeping and knows when I’m awake. Just patiently waiting for my final mistake.
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2023.03.22 16:57 Newflyer3 Anyone notice the TNGA cars to be 'worse' than the older stuff?

Did a service on my 2007 LS460, so my expectations would be near the top and everything would be a downgrade, but do any of you people notice that Lexus cars have gotten worse in the past few years? Not because they're bad, but because the gap between a Toyota and the Lexus has closed with the TNGA cars?
Sat in both an NX and RX in the showroom. NX was cramped, lots of piano black by the shifter. Fully loaded executive model here in Canada is 75k OTD to get ML audio and open pore wood trim and the steering wheel doesn't have a wood option. Everything has transitioned to the screen and there's hardly physical buttons to do anything. Prius style shifter... There was also a cut out near the bottom for puddle lamps, but there's no lamp there at all. Run flat tires... LS had a full size alloy wheel in the trunk with a TPMS reader. Drove like a tarted up RAV4 (350) that was a little faster.
Sat in the RX F Sport 1, much better size. Chrome window trim didn't line up between the doors. Not sure if that's a Canadian built thing compared to a J Vin. Door sill trim is integrated in the interior plastic and doesn't have a separate metal trim sill on the outside, so I'm seeing exposed painted frame as I open the door. Took the 350h out for a drive, and fuck, the 4 cylinder CVT just kills it. Gutless compared to the V6 and buzzy while gunning it. 70k for that thing with a 4 banger. Guess that's what we get if we want 35mpg. V6 took regular but we were doing 19 mpg mixed driving with it.
Both our LS and 2011 RX have semi aniline interior, so I guess this Nuluxe is supposed to be the 'vegan' option? Doesn't feel too bad, but my dad just called it vinyl interior. He's not really interested in the new stuff saying that they're just whoring the CUVs out from the factory. He went on and looked at IS since it's still the old tech with gated shifter, V6. Too small for him unfortunately.
They don't make them like they use too as far as I'm concerned.
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2023.03.22 16:57 CrimsonWolf0422 My house is a monster hive...

A while back, I posted a story about my brother waking me up at 3 am. Through some research, I discovered a more permanent way to keep the monster out. Little did I know that I did more harm than good. At 3 am, I can hear crawling on my roof and scratching under my bed. Food started going missing, and the trash can emptied out on the floor.
At first my family and I believed we have another stray cat situation since this isn't the first time this happens, however that theory was quickly discarded when we found egg shells the size of my chest laying around in random dark corners.
Now I'm a fairly tall person so seeing the shells made my skin crawl.Soon we started hearing the sound of skittering from large insect like creatures on the tile floor and by the sound of it whatever it was, was in a rush. I tried running to where I believe the sound to be coming from, but by the time I get their it was quiet, so quiet in fact that you get the feeling that something is seriously wrong.
As a group we searched the house from top to bottom. The creatures were smart, only moving when we weren't close and taking little bits of food at a time. Occasionally we would hear insect chirps but it would echo so we couldn't tell where it was coming from.
My dad getting restless he placed rat traps everywhere. We would hear the trap go off but with nothing inside it as if we were being taunnted. Until we heard a loud agonising screech shattering the kitchen windows. In the trap was... something unexplainable... it was the size of my brother and its head... it's head haunts my nightmares.
This was no insect, it had a face like it was a person but with the body of a cockroach... it had no eyes nor teeth but some how it saw me as I approach and its mouth unfolded revealing six mandibles and it screeched like a banshee making my ears bleed. I stomped on its head leaving black ooze all across the floor.
My mom, brother and sister rushed into the back yard while my dad and I was surrounded by dozens of these abominations as they appeared out of thin air. Quickly running out of energy we fended them off one by one until what seemed like the matriarch storming us from my room. It had the face of a woman but its body was as big as a door.
Stopping right infront of us almost sliding on the massacre of abominations it spoke in a voice that made a banshee sound like an opera singer. "Stop murdering my children!" My dad was out of breath so I replied "Leave our house you and your spawn are not welcome here !" It's expression was that of a child not getting its way and it tried to attack while screeching "My hive will feast on your remains!"
As it charged at me I angled the shovel, I was using as a weapon, in such a way that the momentum of the matriarch would split it in half. Lucky for me it worked perfectly. As the matriarch lay dead the whole house shook as thousands of insects screeched in an ear splitting harmony. Then there was nothing...
Took a pretty penny to repair the damage that was done and a full weak to clean every corner of the house but there was no sign of the abominations. However ever since then I have the feeling of something watching my every move and that this wasn't the last time something unnatural happens to me...
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2023.03.22 16:56 King_of_Leo Gf (pWBPD) creates problems during times of peace

Hey everyone. I'm really frustrated and exhausted right now. My gf (20) was diagnosed with BPD when we first got together. It's been over a year now, and she's making lots of progress.
However, when things are peaceful and happy, she'll create a problem. The past 4 days, she's been super on edge. She said it's because things feel too calm and she's waiting for the storm to come. Last night, she seemed to create a problem. She's done this before btw.
She shut down and lied about her feelings, then had a mini explosion and said something hurtful. She then randomly slept on our couch, which is something I've begged her not to do countless times. I confronted her this morning and she said "you were already sleeping in the bed." We have a queen size bed... I've told her how much that hurts me. It's a simple act, but it really gets to me. But she continuously does it when she's upset with me. Everytime, she lies and says the bed was full (lol it wasn't) and that the couch is comfier. I know these aren't true. She seems to do it to hurt me. She's denied it and got offended when I've tried to ask, so I'm just leaving that alone. But that's a different issue!
I know that BPD rewires your brain chemistry and makes it so that normal life feels painful and abuse feels good. So I can understand why she does this, but that doesn't change how much it hurts.
Is there any advice you guys have? What can I do, if anything? What should I do when she tries to start a fight again?
Any advice would help a lot
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2023.03.22 16:45 gillkill8 [WTS] 80% arms easy jig, p320 slide and tango6 contract optic
80% arms easy jig gen 3. Comes with router, 2 endmills from MSC that work fine with the 80% kit, jig itself and all drill bits needed. The router plate didn’t sit perfectly flat on the top plate out of the box but it didn’t seem to affect the function for the 6 lowers I milled. Everything shown is included.
$400 shipped and insured. I will not rent it
Black full size p320 slide. Used for about 300 rounds
$360 shipped and insured
Sig tango6 1-6 military direct view optic contract overrun, comes with fde alpha4 mount, throw lever, killflash and flip caps. Used for maybe one or 2 range trips
$1820 shipped and insured
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2023.03.22 16:30 Writteninsanity SIX ORBITS Chapter 15 - Into the Fire

We shot downward, careening through space away from Mythellion III station before I had time to register what was happening. Emerald flashes splashed above us as bolts splattered against the launch barrier of the station.
The stark silhouette of a fighter screamed by, there one frame and gone the next.
I ignited the side engines, shooting us off course as a second rail of bolts slashed through spaces along our original path, fired from the fighter's rear cannons as it dashed away from the station.
"Shit. Shit. Shit. Mask on."
"Who is that?"
"Don't know. Masks on," I snapped, but I had a guess.
I snapped the mask in front of me over my mouse and nose, the telltale hiss of oxygen coming online as it clicked into place. I glanced at Victoria as she affixed her own, leaving her a second to adjust the straps. It wasn't like the last person in that seat was a Fotuan.
Once I was confident her mask was on, I started moving the power settings on the ship. Combat on smaller vessels was like conducting a symphony. The perpetual engines on the ships weren't big enough to run every system at once, so it was up to the pilots to find balance in the middle ground between surviving the fight and surviving in space.
It was a good thing Valet kept your ship warm for you.
The lights shut, oxygen stopped pumping into the cabin, the heater cooled, and the force dampeners deactivated everywhere but our seats; in their place, combat engines erupted, guns spun up, and critically our outer shield flickered to life.
The combat engines snapped our descent to a halt almost immediately as I fired them against us, stopping us from heading too close to one of the other moons that orbited Mythellion's parent planet. I scanned the station's lights to see if I could spot the enemy fighter, but we should have had time.
Every movement in space was a commitment. You could only pull a hairpin turn if you had the engine power to create the opposite force to your current speed. The faster you went, the longer it would take to 'brake.' Luckily our friend had been flying well above Solar paces, which meant I had a second to prepare for the second run.
"Where are they?" Victoria's voice was smothered by her mask but came over small speakers in my headrest.
"Don't wanna find out."
"Do you think that they're going to come back?"
We could try running from here, but we couldn't just shoot off in a straight line, predictive weapon systems would absolutely lace us the second the ship got back into firing range.
My scanners hadn't been able to read what kind of ship it was during its run, so I couldn't pick a fight. For all I knew, I had nothing on the Gunboat Diplomat that could crack its shields. Not for lack of money spent.
I could put Mythellion behind me, but that wouldn't stop them for long; they'd just wait until they could open fire again.
Maybe some of the Anteraxi Skitters came out to stop them from disturbing the peace, but that wouldn't matter much if we were scrap metal floating around Mythellion's first satellites.
"Victoria, I need to think! Fucking-" I slammed the forward engines to a dogfighting pace, streaking away from Mythellion and toward the nearest sister moon. Even with the stabilizers in our seats, we were pinned against headrests as we tore through space. As we took off, I pulled the last power out of the heating systems and pumped it into the scanners, trying to find them before they found us.
The gravity of the moon, Zektah-Tiberon 7, grabbed us, yanking our heading to the surface. Engines flared all over the ship, righting it and setting it to slingshot around the moon once we were close enough to leverage the curvature of the orbit.
The scanner blipped and glowed in front of me, pinging the other civilian ships pulling away from the station, probably confused about what was shooting in semi-civilized space. The gravity of Zektah-Tiberon started to take control of our path.
"There!" Victoria called.
"Fotuan Valikyria, on the scanner, it's on the- other side of the moon?"
"That doesn't make-" she was right; a fighter was taking the opposite orbit to us, matching our path to meet us as we locked into the slingshot. What kind of handling did those ships have if they could beat us to the fucking moon.
"Second one. Back by the station. A Class."
"Of course, there's two," I hissed.
"One on the other side is a D Class."
"What does that mean?"
"A Classes are the standardized fighter of the scout divisions of the Meri-"
"D Class has big guns."
"Cool." We were either going to meet the one with big guns head-on, or we could try our luck in open space, but-
No, we were pincered; there was no avoiding that many shots; it didn't matter how robust the auto-avoidance systems were.
"Fuck it," I growled, pushing us closer to the moon's surface. Warnings popped up, letting me know that Zektah-Tiberon 7 had an atmosphere and reminding me about the speed limit for guaranteed hull integrity. Luckily I was pretty sure the human military undershot their numbers intentionally.
The ship rocked under the pressure of entering the atmosphere, shaking around us as the outer cameras adjusted to the glow of superheated metal. We were almost 75 kilometres above the surface of the moon still, but dogfighting was not a planetside sport.
The video feed highlighted a dot of the horizon, part of the screen zooming in to show the Fotuan Valikyria adjusting to match our new heading, a glowing vapour cone erupting around as it dipped into the atmosphere and tore through every collective sound barrier.
"That's an Oniversa Therm-"
"Laser weapon."
"Got it."
I cut the power to the engines, watching our speed plummet as physics screamed against our momentum, and we cut lower and lower toward the moon's surface, but the sickly yellow clouds were still way below us. All that power went to the guns.
Just as we were about to come into each other's effective range, the Valikyria snapped off its current path, rolling to the side end over end. I opened fire just before I was supposed to.
There were 18 primary batteries and 84 auxiliary guns hidden within our hull. With full power, all of them that could fire forward turned the space between us into a flashing wall of death, a mix of hyper-accelerated metal shards and concentrated laser bolts.
The Fotuan ship fired a pair of concentrated beams off; I cut the guns and threw power back into the engines.
Sparks and light erupted as the Valikyria maintained its attack run, rushing almost headlong into our covering fire to keep the lasers on target as they cut toward us, scything from either direction to cut off our escape routes.
Our upper engines screamed to life, and I shot us straight down toward the moon's surface, putting precious distance between the Valikyria and us before the lasers ran into our shield. Two warnings flashed on my screen simultaneously: dropping shield integrity and altitude.
The lasers cut off as the Fotuan Valikyria screamed out of range, only adjusting its heading and correcting its spin once it was too far for laser fire to work. My scanners caught it just before it headed out of the range to get the ship's status. As far as the shields, we couldn't tell. Their hull was untouched.
Another ship was approaching the planet, the one that had taken the first shot at us. We couldn't win trading shots like that. They'd just wear me down and buy time for one another to recharge their shields when they kept me from doing the same.
I got the engines to slow our descent just outside of effective orbital exit range; though we were still moving forward at thousands of kilometres an hour, it felt like almost nothing compared to the scale of the moon; we'd had to drop too much speed to fly in-atmosphere.
Silence reigned, it might have only been a couple of seconds, but it felt like hours.
"What are our chances?"
"Honestly? Not great, but I'm not out of-"
"PHMS Gunboat Diplomat, this is Huntress Pasoné of Valikyria Designation 24639. We believe you are harbouring a fugitive. Comply with a search, or our next shot will not be a warning."
They hadn't connected a video feed with the hail; instead, it was just her voice, speaking like she was reading an essay in the middle of a dog fight.
"PHMS Gunboat Diplomat. Reply."
"I think that's me you're talking about," I answered.
"This is not the time for games, PHMS Gunboat Diplomat."
"I am wanted on a lot of planets."
"PHMS Gunboat Diplomat-"
"Kali Registered Mercenary Kingston Diadona. You can call me Kingston."
"PHMS Gunboat Diplomat. Comply."
I kept the ship in combat power settings but spared a mote of firepower to bring up the internal lights. Vitoria was staring dead ahead, eyes wide, but the lights coming on woke her from her stupor, and she looked at me. I was nodding before she had time to offer a pleading look.
"I'll comply."
"Maintain heading and depower all combat systems. We will be alongside you shortly."
The feed didn't cut until I pulled power away from the weaponry, then there was a brief moment of static before Victoria, and I were alone in the cockpit.
I cut Victoria off with a finger, then killed the lights. We would be naked for this, which meant I needed all the engine power we could spare. As the shadows set in, I saw my oxygen mask fogging as the cockpit's interior cooled.
The first Valikyria cut through the atmosphere to catch up to us, matching our flight path, pulling only a few hundred feet to the right of us. It was the one that had shot at us in the first place. Based on the guns on the bottom of the ship, the first shots at us as we'd left Mythellion III were warning shots.
I took a deep breath.
My scanner picked up the second ship, cutting through high orbit toward us.
It was time to test Fotuan reaction time.
I maxed out forward and bottom engines at the same time the panels on the exterior of our ship adjusted, guns folding away as it became, for a brief moment, invisible to scanners and systems.
We shot up toward the stars, the ship shaking from the ascent. We were on a straight shot to head out of the system on a path to Ovigaia. We just needed to get to the edge of the gravity well, and we'd be impossible to track over the black.
The A-Class we'd left behind hesitated, unprepared for our gambit. That was enough for us to almost be out of firing range.
Laser slammed into our shieldless hull.
The Gunboat Diplomat groaned and rocked off course as the firepower slammed into us as it cut blindly through the air where we were headed. Victoria screamed.
More shots chased us out of the atmosphere, falling short as we erupted into space, and I forced power into shields to cover the hull damage. The ship complained, and enough warning signs flashed in front of me that I couldn't tell if any were critical.
Free of gravity from anything other than the sun and without atmosphere in the way, the engines kicked up to interstellar settings.
With no idea of how damaged we were, I cracked us through the Veil and into the black.
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2023.03.22 16:25 RROD93 In the jungle follow the crowd. In the stock market go against it.

"Scientists have investigated the impact of extended uncertainty. The conclusion: People react the same way to uncertainty that other animals do when faced with a threat - shifting into fight-or-flight mode."

Michael Covel

Have you ever wondered why the market tends to go up at a steady and slow pace while on the way down, the pace is brutal, dramatic, almost instantaneous?
Bull markets walk hand in hand with vibrant emotions. The FOMO, the euphoria at their peaks are strong and loud, but these tend to be the result of the compounding of positive sentiment throughout 2 years or more.
Conversely, bear markets, crashes, as the word suggests, are aggressive from the outset, abrupt and tend to last fewr time than bull markets. It's almost like bulls take the stairs to reach the penthouse whereas bears use the elevator for the opposite journey. Why is that?
Human embedded behavior once again. The same heuristics that have served so well to keep us alive and safe from predators kick in again when it comes to help us, or at least try to, deal with the uncertainty posed by the markets.
Let me ask you this question: you are in your neighborhood, you've just left your place and you are now about to turn a corner to another street. The first thing you see once you turn the corner is a numerous group of people running in your direction as fast as they can, not wasting any second looking back. That's all you see. What do you do?
If you've answered something like: " run in the same direction, no questions asked", then congratulations, your instincts are very much alive, and they are ready to save your life.
As human beings, we are definitely rational, hands down. Look at what we've built, the society that we've forged. Nevertheless, every now and then, reality squeezes us into making quick decisions and leaves the questions for later, when we know we are safe.
Let's pick on the oversimplified example mentioned above. Ok, perhaps that group of people are just part of one of those TV pranks, perhaps they are running in your direction for stupid reasons. But what do you really stand to gain in case you do not act quickly, if instead, you stop to think and rationalize your next steps, you wait for further evidence of serious reasons to run? What do you stand to gain in this scenario? An ego boost because you're so much smarter than the herd?
Conversely, what do you stand to lose? The sense of humiliation if you end up being subject to a prank? What if the reasons behind that panic are legitimate? What if what they are running away from is actually a lion that has just escaped from the local zoo? Being too rational and sober in the face of danger will significantly increase your odds of getting killed. Is your life really worth the sense of superiority ignoring your instincts could grant you?
Perhaps you're far better off by obeying to your instincts, running and only once in safety drawing your conclusions.
Now, why am I bringing up this bogus scenario to a trading blog? Where lies the value in being aware of this?
This exact situation I've just described to you is a fantastic scenario to portray what happens during crashes. We, human beings, hate losing. We hate losing our money, it is just so painful … These same emotions are translated to the markets via the language of price.
Now I want you to get back to the scenario I brought you. Remember the group of people running in your direction? I want to think of them as sell orders, or sellers. You see the sellers running aggressively in your direction, it's the only thing you see? What do you do? What do your instincts tell you to do? Running in their direction - or in other words, becoming a buyer? Of course not. You join their panic, you run in the same direction as they do … how can you tell so quickly and with so little information if they really have solid reasons to run or not, when your life is at stake? You run, and only then you ask questions. You sell, and only then you ask questions … and so does everybody else.
This is what causes crashes … this uncertainty, this squeeze into making decisions quickly, this fight or flight mode that gets activated once the mere possibility of threat to life kicks in.
Now here's what is so hard about trading. Should you want to succeed as a trader then what you should be doing in that same situation is to shut down your instincts and run against that group of people.
But how is that even possible? We've been forged by these same instincts for millions of years. What if the threat is real?
First of all, we're talking about markets not lions here. You won't die.
Second of all, I know that losing a lot of money, although not life threatening, can feel close to it, or can put you in a very uncomfortable position.
But wait, don't these premises leave you with a strong hint on what to do in order to avoid falling prey to this behavior?
What if …
… when you leave your house every morning you know in advance that these wild crowds are to be expected every now and then? What if you knew in advance that they are triggered by recurrent TV pranks that tend to happen there? What if before choosing the neighborhood you wanted to live in you chose in advance not to be close to any zoo with safety issues? (haha quite an extreme example but it's the idea I want to relay). In this scenario would you still be so sensitive to the behavior of the crowd? Wait … it's not everything. What if you knew in advance that this was actually a great chance for you to be the first in line at the next door restaurant which is always full with a half a mile cue at the entrance? Well the people are fleeing so …
Risk management baby! You've got to build your trading system around risk management mechanisms that ensure that you'll never get your account ruined at any moment, by any means … diversification, position sizing, trading in larger time frames … the ingredients for this benevolent sauce are no secret, they are quite simple actually. The study of financial history will make wonders for your trading as well, rest assured.
In conclusion, success in trading starts with striving to that person everyday, the person who has nothing to fear … not out of naive confidence or stupidity, but instead out preparation focused on risk management. Ideally, on top of this, you will understand that these are human behavior arbitrages you can and should profit from.
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2023.03.22 16:24 RROD93 Dumb & Disciplined: You Do Not Need a MBA to be a Great Trader

"I haven't seen much correlation between good trading and intelligence. Some outstanding traders are quite intelligent, but a few are not. Many outstandingly intelligent people are horrible traders. Average intelligence is enough. Beyond that, emotional makeup is more important."

William Eckhardt

How smart do you really have to be in order to become a successful trader?
I mean, those God-like figures, the traders, are often portrayed as people who have cracked the code to decipher the overwhelming complexity we call life.
The traders! Those mighty figures who can forecast the impact of the droughts in south Missouri on the next week's price of the S&P 500. The traders! Those enlightened, glamorous and filthy rich brainiac … of course they can forecast the impacts of a butterfly farting in the middle of the pacific … haha, and profit out of their complex internal, black-box equations.
Or can they?
This preconception about traders drives me immediately to an episode narrated by Nassim Taleb in one of his Incerto books, where he tells us that when he was a fresh, young trader, there was this guy, this legendary currency trader focused on the swiss franc pairs. His reputation preceded him. … and Nassim was hilariously struck by surprise when he found out, after meeting up with this legend, that this trader didn't even know where Switzerland was.
Or, another funny example was of another equally well reputed commodities trader, specialized in green lumber … who had been trading this commodity for his entire career thinking that 'green' lumber referred to a special kind of wood coloured green whereas it actually refers just to lumber with a high moisture content … I mean …
Well! Before you start mocking at these guys, think that these guys were probably living their best lives, in their lavish penthouses, summer yachts and whatnot. So despite their enhanced cultural and wisdom enlightenment, there must have been something they were doing well in order to generate all that success.
But before expressing my point. Allow me to raise it a little further … very quickly.
LTCM. Long Term Capital Management. 1998. Three Nobel Laureates at the wheel of this infamous hedge fund. Three Nobel Laureates. Three Nobel Laureates applying their nobel-prize-winning-holy-grail formula. Result? Disaster. No no, excuse me, I meant: absolute disaster. Like the Federal Reserve bailout kind of disaster. Yet these guys were geniuses.
The point I want to drive across is that, in trading, intelligence can only take you that far. Too much intelligence can even be detrimental.
Being dumb enough not to question some time tested adages like:
Will do wonders for your trading. Provided … and here's the crux, you ally your dumbness with a military-like discipline and emotional regulation.
Look at the Turtle Traders's example. Not calling them dumb or whatsoever. But here's the key to their success:
  1. Buy if the price closes at 20 days' high.
  2. Close long if the price closes below the 2 ATR trail.
  3. Add proper position sizing to this equation.
  4. Act on your buy & sell triggers with no hesitation, no doubt, whatsoever.
  5. Repeat autistically.
Disclaimer of course: it is your responsibility to build and test your craft. Just saying that successful trading recipes look a lot more like this simple napkin formula than Einstein-Rocket-Science material.
Oh! And here's another important caveat … there is a whole finance industry which benefits much more from having you thinking that trading has to be black box material. Only for high performing MBA and suits.
Ridiculous! Open your eyes.
The rules are easy, it's the emotional management that is hard.
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2023.03.22 16:20 Trevicarus I had my notepad open while I played the game and this is my comprehensive list of suggestions. So far.

• Character selection
• Rename and delete save files
• Coloured bars beneath player names increasing/decreasing to indicate health level
• Adjustable player volumes
• Proximity chat (with an voice chat indicator near the minimap)
• Radio chat could be toggled on or off while it remains on the players' chests (with an radio chat indicator near the minimap)
• Player icon (and menu name) flickers to indicate talking
• Guaranteed collection of at least 1 seed from planter harvests
• More seeds in general
• Store 100 Resin at a time to shelves
• Hold shift + right click to store 10 (or maximum) items to shelves
• Hold C to stack max amount to storage (prevents removing walls behind storage)
• Hold shift + right click to add 10 (or maximum) items to the crafting mat
• Items no longer fly off of shelves when grabbing more than the maximum amount
• Indicator for bench to show its facing side
• Improve hitboxes for lighting standing torches
• Add cardinal directions to the map
• Add bed icons to the map when completed (like tarps)
• GPS locators being removable after permanent death of Virginia or Kelvin
• Trees regrow after 4 seasons if the stump is left unbroken
• Reset Keybinds option
• Animal collision with structures
• Book or file to reread collected story notes
• Lighter is stowed once fires are lit
• Hammer icon on map indicating incomplete builds
• Important GPS markers display a general area instead of the direct location
• Full firewood stack blueprint when laying down the first log
• Campfires in world-generated camps being usable
• Photo mode keybind (hides HUD)
• Hold C to remove placed campfire sticks
• Consume items directly from shelves
• Flashlight could be placed on the backpack

• Kelvin being able to fetch meat/fish and dry it out on the nearest racks
• Kelvin taking less damage from logs
• Set Home and Go Home commands
• K and V prioritizing following the Host by default and when their leading player leaves
• Virginia receiving commands to receive items, patrol the immediate area or follow the players
• Virginia does not destroy player garden plants with guns
• Virginia's GPS marker being a V by default

• Giving cannibals meat/fish or killing their attacking mutants will make the tribe passive towards players
• Cannibals retreat from players if they are spared after cowering on the ground
• Cannibals who are spared by players return to their tribe and become more neutral towards the player as a whole
• Cannibals can be tied up when downed and brought to stakes to see how they damn well like it
• Worms (John 2.0) having a louder and more distinct sound
• Blind Mutants being unable to detect players who remain completely still while they use echolocation
• Most (especially Blind Mutants) enemies investigating a thrown/shot stone
• Titans wearing bone armour or animal hides because they look really silly right now

• Zipline rope length limit indicator
• Increased zipline length
• Rope Gun could be used to spear fish from a distance
• Sleds print in 2 stages; allowing players to combine both pieces when crafting (justifies the printing size)
• Fishing nets
• Left click to drop a golf ball down at the players' feet
• Crossbow scope
• Better Paper Target placement against logs
• Paper Targets on sticks
• Flashlight and laser sight placement to the bottom or sides of weapons
• Making spawned island loot finite; skin pouches yield more ammo, meds, rope, etc
• Increased spawn rate of skin pouches
• Guitar becomes playable when holding a button
• Wearing full sets of armour grants an additional buff:
- Leaf Armour: Double movement speed when crouched
- Hide Armour: Extra warmth and weather resistance
- Bone Armour: Increased stagger chance
- Creepy Armour: Blind and Baby Mutants no longer attack
- Tech Armour: Decreased stamina, thirst and hunger drain
• 3D Printed Items:
- Golf Tees
- Abseiling Anchors
- Pellets for Slingshot
- Aiming Reticle for Compound Bow
- Throwing Knives
• Relocate items such as radios and laptops

• Literally every blueprint from the first game
• Animal hide decorations (rugs, wall tapestries, bed covers, etc)
• Leaf decorations (curtains, bench covers, etc)
• Feather decorations (chair covers, bone wind chimes, masks, etc)
• Boats
• Effigies (cannibal and mutant)
• Animal trophies
• Hammocks
• Flag trail markers/stone cairns
• Stone floors, fences and stairs
• Grave markers
• More log strut placements
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2023.03.22 16:08 JulianSkies The Werewolf - Ch. 7 "Return"

CW: Light gore.
Yep, it's going to start a little bit bloody given how last chapter ended. I'm not u/Bushbacon69 though, i'm absolutely and utterly crap at writing proper violence even if I like a good fight scene, so it shouldn't be too distressing (but if you're into just the most wonderfully described gore go check his Sillis Shenanigans fic).
This wondeful setting is u/SpacePaladin15's creation, and also as a side note I also called it beyond measure but hey, that's just injecting some realism in the setting yes?
Memory Transcript: Douglas Parker, Firefighter
He’d expected a lot at this point. When he gave Kerim the command to go, he expected someone would die.
He did not expect the practiced grace of his friend. In the span of time it took for the arxur commander to pull the rifle, his friend managed to close the considerable distance in a single leap. The venlil seemingly materialized two black knives with serrated edges out of nowhere, hidden somewhere he couldn’t even imagine existed. The friend he knew kept secrets drove them in the bastard’s neck while still midair and with the momentum of the movement nearly completely beheaded the man there and then.
He did not expect the bloody spectacle that followed. As if possessed by a beast Kerim perched on the shoulders of the still falling body, moving with an alacrity unnatural drives a knife into a shoulder and completely removes the arm with a single move, and repeats it with the other. The beast rolls forward, and in a single movement before hitting the ground strikes both legs with such force to shatter the bones and as he lands on his feet he turns for one final piece of brutality, bringing both blades down on the body’s stomach, tearing it open.
What remained of the gruesome display finally fell over, unrecognizable as once having been a person of any form.
And his friend remained there, protectively, between Shenzu and the other three, knives held backhand, body slouched forward, a low rumble out of his throat as if he was an arxur himself. He couldn’t just stand here, so he ran.
The sound of metal clattering on the ground comes first, and his friend reels as if he’d been punched in the gut “Don’t come closer!” but this time, he does not heed the call. He closes the distance and wraps his friend with his arms, holding him tightly.
At this point he already knew his friend was far heavier than his size indicated, but he wasn’t ready for him to completely lose his capacity to stand. Undaunted, he lowers gently, the two now kneeling, held in an awkward embrace.
“You’ve saved a life today” he gently brushed his hand on his friend’s head, who screamed more than cried “You’ve saved more than one, even. So don’t worry, you did good…” Kerim’s screams were of sadness and frustration both.
Off the side of his peripheral vision, he saw Shenzu picking up the pieces of the body, and going somewhere with ashin in tow. He filed it for later, for now, there was something far more important.
“I…” his friend was in distress “I should tell you…”
He holds him tighter “If it’ll hurt you, then I don’t want to know”
“You… You deserve to know…”
“Not at your expense”
“Why?” his friend is looking up at him, a mannerism that seems so awkward “I trust you. So why can’t I… Say this?”
He gently caresses his friend’s head, tightening his hold with his other arm “Because… Then you will hear it too”
“Then… Then…” his friend squeezes him tighter, as if afraid “I’ll… I’ll tell you a lie. Because you deserve to know something, anything…”
“I’ll listen” he offers his friend a smile “But only what you’re willing to say”
Kerim flinches at that phrase, but he closes his eyes in focus “The Dominion doesn’t keep slaves only for food… They keep them for other reasons… I was… A gladiator” he’d turned to using english again. He always did that when he wanted his meaning to be precise.
“And you hated it, hated what you needed to do to live” he knew it was a lie, but it was probably the only way he’d manage to turn the truth to words at this time “And hated what you needed to do to save someone”
“You were a hero, Kerim, my friend. So, just focus on that” much readier for his weight, Douglas extricates one of his arms from his friend to change position, picking him up “Let’s head home, okay? We’ll watch a silly movie, and you’ll take a bath, and I’ll listen to you, even if you have nothing to say. How’s that sound?”
“I’d… I’d like that…”
Memory Transcript: Hashin, Zurilian First Response Fleet doctor
Even to a trained doctor like her, even to someone who had the pride in their composure she had, even to someone who’d seen the aftermath of multiple arxur raids, that sight was still sickening.
The body that was left behind was the very image of a raid, the chewed upon remains of what was once a person. But what really broke her composure was who had perpetrated this savagery. And how, at this moment, he seemed like an entirely different person from the moment of the attack.
She never would have considered Kerim to have Predator’s Disease, and even know… She didn’t think that was it. Not watching his desperate cries. Cries not unlike those of many a soldier who had survived a raid, here he was the aggressor, yet to her ears he sounded as a victim.
“Leave them” Shenzu’s voice snapped her out of her analysis. The woman was… Gathering the remains of her former commander.
“What are you doing with that?” she couldn’t keep the tremor out of her voice
“Me, I’d rather let it rot in the sun…” the arxur looks at the man who had just saved her life “But someone like him… He’d give even this piece of crap a proper burial, so…” she starts carrying the remains off, staining her scales in blood.
Hashin did not know what possessed her to follow. Maybe it was curiosity, maybe she just felt the need to aid. But follow she did. Off from the remains of the city, into the wilderness of the woods.
At first Hashin couldn’t identify where they were going, the faint beams of moonlight crossing the canopy soon enough became familiar. Oak trees were native to this region, but more importantly, this was a known path to where the specific trees whose bark had been harvested for food were, she’d been with the foragers a few times. They were particularly large specimens that had formed a grove in this area.
Shenzu unceremoniously drops the body parts in front of one of the trees, the next one to be harvested if Hashin’s memory was correct. “Time for you to give back some of what you’ve stole” the arxur says, before starting to dig with her bare claws.
“I… Didn’t know the arxur had burial rites”
“The Dominion” the reply is terse, angry “Does not. Bodies are left to rot where they lie in battle, or discarded as needed. Rare for someone to die outside of battle, though.”
That… The translator had to have some weirdness to it. She spoke as if she wasn’t part of the Arxur Dominion. But here she was, doing something that was very much a burial, against her will and for the wellbeing of another “I don’t get it…”
We on the other hand” it’s visible in the intensity of her she digs the anger audible in her words “Bury our dead under the crop fields” What? Crop fields? “That we might return what we’ve been given”
It was a shallow grave at the foot of the tree “We take only what is freely given” she tosses a body part unceremoniously in “And at the end it is returned” she tosses in another “But this thief took what was not his to take” she tosses the entire rest of the body in “So you know what? I’m actually happy I’m doing this. He’d be livid” she starts tossing the dirt back in.
Hashin can only watch in… She should be disgusted. But what she feels is… Awe. There is much she was missing here, but… The implication of what she had said, calling him a thief… No, no that is too much to consider right now.
Shocked as she was, she did not realize until it was too late that Shenzu made to pick her up, unceremoniously putting her on her shoulder “Who knew that what’d shock you was, of all things, a burial doctor”
“I…” to hell with it, everything that happened was already impossible enough as it was. At this point she shouldn’t be surprised she wasn’t afraid of being where she was “Yeah… Who knew”
Memory Transcript: Shenzu, Arl’ashem Infiltrator
The return to the rescue city was silent, just like how she liked it. She wondered what had actually shocked the doctor, was it the unexpected warrior? Was it her own traditions?
She shouldn’t be surprised. Everyone with the duty to lead in this universe seemed intent on forgetting its complexities, but they could never erase them. For a moment she wonders if she could lead someone only to quickly dismiss the thought, that was not an amount of energy she had.
She lets the doctor down once they’re in the city proper, it’d be awkward to take her all the way back to her room like this in the middle of the night, even if she’d rather do that. Making her way to her room she considers how could she even get some rest, her heart was at its limit as it was, maybe it’d be the floor today. Cold and uncomfortable, harsh like the universe.
“There you are”
Douglas was waiting for her right in front of her room. Nobody likes being ambushed by a superior, it’s always a bad sign “How is he?”
“Passed out” he sounded as exhausted as she was sure he was “Took him back, helped him groom some… He just… Cried to sleep”
After she had figured what he was, it was difficult for her to conceive of the venlil crying to sleep. They were trained to deal with much worse. Then again, what right had she to judge, she had fought with all she had to avoid those duties herself. “I see…”
“You know you’re also at fault here, yes?” he didn’t seem to have admonishment in his voice, but his words said otherwise.
She could only look away “I made a bad decision by overestimating my capacity, I misjudged my opponent’s ability and acted alone when I should have worked with my unit” she wasn’t blind to her failures “As a result-”
“I managed to get a call in with someone in charge of managing Isif’s forces here” she chokes on her breath, turning to face him “Had to report the death. The… Thing on the other side, the things he said” she could imagine “He was lucky it was a call and not live. ‘They’re all dead for all I care, they’re your problem now’, who treats their subordinates like that…” so that’s how it was.
“It’s expected” given what she’d seen of the others here “You realize nobody here was a shining example of a Dominion soldier, right?” his quizzical look indicated he did not.
“Look at us. Those engineers are all bark and no bite, as you’d say, cowards who were quick to turn on their commander for some food scraps. The soldiers are more afraid of you than any of you could be afraid of them, hell the little one in the kitchen has effectively fled from us, hiding among cooks. Not to mention a commander that couldn’t follow orders nor see an entire fusion drive being stolen from his ship” she sighs “Command isn’t as stupid as think your people wouldn’t hate us, you know? They sent us here to die, because we weren’t even good enough to be plasma fodder”
She shrugs “It was this or a reconditioning camp for them. Most of them aren’t even actually old enough to have their first battle”
Douglas sighs, an expression that had become routine for him at this point “I guess this circles back to your punishment for your part in this mess” How was this related? “I’m not going to do anything to them, I don’t know how you all work, if anything i’d mess this up worse” he puts a hand on her shoulder, this was an usual human form of assurance she knew, but it didn’t match in this context “So it’s you now. You’re in charge of them. You made this mess, you clean it up. And also you’re the only one I trust to have their head on straight and know how to handle them.
So that’s why he was reassuring her. Because he was going to do this to her. “I think there’s a human expression that fits here”
“Which is?”
“Fuck you”
Douglas laughs “That’s the right one”
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