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2023.03.22 16:10 subpArtist 「Black parade」

Reference: welcome to the black parade by my chemical romance
Power: C
Speed: B
Range: C
Precision: A
Potential: A
Appearance: black parade is a tall thin humanoid stand with a black, grey, and blue, cloth like texture over it's entire body, I has 2 eye holes cut out from the cloth of what would be it's face. It has red stitch marks over it's body that creates puzzle piece shaped patched of different colored cloth. It wears what appears to be a marching band outfit.
Ability: black parade can see all of a person's memories and selectively remove memories from a target, it can then store the memories in a physical object. If a person touches the object they see the memories trapped inside. If an object is broken the person who broke the object will loose one of their memories and it will randomly be stored in an object near by. Once an object has been broken the user of Black Parade can create an apparition of a person that was in said memory, these apparitions can be seen by anyone and are obedient to the user.
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2023.03.22 16:10 Gullible-Republic361 Best VEVOR Stand Mixers Reviews In March 2023

VEVOR is a brand that's known for its high-quality stand mixers. If you're looking for a stand mixer that can handle any task, then VEVOR is definitely the way to go. The company's mixers are known for their durability, power, and versatility.
VEVOR's stand mixers come in a variety of different models, so you're sure to find one that's perfect for your needs. Whether you're a professional chef or simply someone who likes to bake at home, a VEVOR stand mixer will make your life much easier.
1.VEVOR Stand Mixer, 660W Electric Dough Mixer with 6 Speeds
The VEVOR Stand Mixer is an electric dough mixer with 6 speeds and a 660W motor. It is designed to make mixing dough and batter easier and more efficient. The mixer has a large capacity stainless steel mixing bowl with a capacity of 7.5 quarts, which is ideal for making large batches of dough.
VEVOR Stand Mixer, 660W Electric Dough Mixer with 6 Speeds LCD Screen Timing, Tilt-Head Food Mixer with 5.8 Qt Stainless Steel Bowl, Dough Hook, Flat Beater, Whisk, Scraper, Splash-Proof Cover - Gray
The mixer has six different speed settings, which allows for a range of mixing options depending on the type of dough or batter being made. The mixer also comes with a dough hook, flat beater, and wire whip attachment, which are all dishwasher safe. The mixer has a tilt-head design, which allows for easy access to the mixing bowl and attachments.
The VEVOR Stand Mixer also has a safety feature that prevents the mixer from turning on if the mixing bowl is not properly secured in place. This helps to prevent accidents and ensures that the mixer is always used safely.
2.VEVOR 5 IN 1 Stand Mixer, 660W Tilt-Head Multifunctional Electric
5 in 1 multifunctional design: mixer, blender, meat grinder, sausage stuffer, and juicer
Powerful 660W motor with six speed settings
7.5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl with tilt-head design
Comes with attachments for mixing, beating, kneading, and whipping
Easy to clean and dishwasher safe attachments
VEVOR 5 IN 1 Stand Mixer, 660W Tilt-Head Multifunctional Electric Mixer with 6 Speeds LCD Screen Timing, 7.4 Qt Stainless Bowl, Dough Hook, Flat Beater, Whisk, Scraper, Meat Grinder, Juice Cup - Gray
Versatile and multifunctional, can replace multiple kitchen appliances
Large capacity mixing bowl is great for making big batches
Powerful motor and multiple speed settings provide flexibility for different recipes
Easy to use and clean
Some customers have reported that the mixer is quite heavy and can be difficult to move
A few customers have reported that the mixer can be noisy when in use
Some customers have reported issues with the blender attachment not working as well as expected
3.VEVOR Magnetic Stirrer Hot Plate, 2000ml Stirring Capacity Max 572°F
The VEVOR Magnetic Stirrer Hot Plate is a laboratory-grade device designed for mixing and heating liquids. It has a stirring capacity of up to 2000ml and can heat liquids up to a maximum temperature of 572°F (300°C). The hot plate has a large, easy-to-read display that shows both the temperature and the stirring speed.
The hot plate uses a magnetic stirrer to mix liquids, which creates a rotating magnetic field that causes a stir bar in the liquid to spin. This eliminates the need for manual stirring and ensures uniform mixing throughout the liquid.
VEVOR Magnetic Stirrer Hot Plate, 2000ml Stirring Capacity Max 572°F Heating Hotplate Magnetic Stirrer 200-2000 RPM Magnetic Stirrer Magnetic Mixer with Support Stand Stirring Bar for Lab College
The hot plate is made of high-quality materials, including a ceramic-coated stainless steel plate that is resistant to corrosion and wear. The device also features a safety circuit that automatically shuts off the heating and stirring functions if the temperature exceeds the maximum set point.
The VEVOR Magnetic Stirrer Hot Plate is versatile and can be used for a variety of applications, including chemical synthesis, biochemistry, and microbiology. It is easy to use and provides accurate and reliable temperature control and mixing.
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2023.03.22 16:09 denialinegypt0 bf wasn’t there for me

Yesterday i (21 F) went the the OB to get an iud removed and reinserted. I asked my bf (30M) if he would come with me because I knew it was going to be really painful and i wanted him to support me. This situation was important to me because it’s like a love language for me to be babied while in pain and i was looking to see if he was going to fulfill this. anyway we get there and he’s sitting next to me in the room. i’m getting pissed because my doctor is not explaining anything that he’s doing to me so all i have to go off of is excruciating sensations down there. Eventually I’m getting overwhelmed and i started crying. Everyone could see including my boyfriend but he just sat there. I was breathing super hard, and had my arms over my face to cover my eyes. He still just sat there. It was a traumatic experience and I felt like everyone there had little sympathy for me including my boyfriend. When we got home, i was quiet and eventually told him i wished he was there for me more. he blew up in 0-100 stating he had worked so hard/did everything he could to be there for me. i said i wish i had his hand and i wish he would’ve talked me through the pain. he said he held out his hand for me (which i didn’t see because i was preoccupied) and said hey! hey! and i never accepted it or acknowledged. he said what more can he do if he drove me and went back into the room with me? I felt completely abandoned by him and he justified himself to no end so there was nothing i could say to explain myself. Am i the asshole or expecting too much?I am just looking for some extra perspective because it’s hard for me to let this go.
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2023.03.22 16:09 Ornery_Thought_2153 Tide pods are disgusting compared to these pineapple upside down pods.

Tide pods are disgusting compared to these pineapple upside down pods. submitted by Ornery_Thought_2153 to forbiddensnacks [link] [comments]

2023.03.22 16:09 KGBMutt GS meta?

I always kinda skirt around GS, never fully dedicating to it, but liking the big nasty hits they can do.
I kinda have 2.5 thoughts on best GS...a lot of obvious broad stroke stuff...RAW (pure or status with buildup boost) or elemental, and then within those two you have frostcraft, buildup boost/charge master?
Has the community really agreed on a king of all this? GS has so many options it's hard to make a decision.
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2023.03.22 16:09 get_snailed710 getting the hang of procreate. here’s my big eyed birds

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2023.03.22 16:09 Internal_Finger_1764 Got this Casio Edifice for 4000 INR / 52$. It’s definitely an eye catcher but a lot going on for me. Still love it tho, what are your thought? Also please suggest if I should swap the strap with something else.

Got this Casio Edifice for 4000 INR / 52$. It’s definitely an eye catcher but a lot going on for me. Still love it tho, what are your thought? Also please suggest if I should swap the strap with something else. submitted by Internal_Finger_1764 to casio [link] [comments]

2023.03.22 16:09 subredditsummarybot Your weekly /r/Blues roundup for the week of March 15 - March 21

Wednesday, March 15 - Tuesday, March 21

Top Performances

score comments title & link
51 6 comments [performance] My name is Andy Twyman. I'm a blues musician from the UK. Here's my harmonica-led version of the Willie Newbern/Muddy Waters blues classic Rollin' and Tumblin'
9 2 comments [performance] I Like To Play The Blues
1 0 comments [performance] "The Greyhound" by Alfonso Toribio | #GemsInTheRough2023 GemsOnVHS

Top Songs

score comments title & link
15 0 comments [song] Curley Weaver needs more love
4 1 comments [song] Charley Crockett - I'm Workin'
1 0 comments [song] Rude Mood Cover

Top Remaining

score comments title & link
121 21 comments [image] Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins (Singer, songwriter) was born on this date in 1912. He died on January 30, 1982, aged 69.
97 12 comments My Subaru thinks Mississippi John Hurt is a famous English actor.
88 1 comments [image] Joyous photo by David Gahr of WILLIE DIXON, BIG JOE WILLIAMS and MEMPHIS SLIM in 1961, cutting up outside the Century Hotel in New York City. They were recording for Moses Asch's Folkways Records that day.
82 1 comments On March 21st, 1902, Blues great Son House was born in Lyon, Mississippi. Son was a delta blues singer and guitarist, noted for his highly emotional style of singing and slide guitar playing.
72 2 comments Chuck Berry

Top 5 Most Commented

score comments title & link
44 12 comments Otis Rush is criminally underrated. Surely that has been said before
32 9 comments On March 21st, 2011, Blues pianist Pinetop Perkins passed away at age 97. He began his career as a guitarist but then injured the tendons in his left arm in a knife fight with a chorus girl. Perkins played with some of the most influential blues and rock-and-roll performers of his time.
2 8 comments I’m a white kid from wealthy family. Why do I feel the blues so much?
44 8 comments The Rolling Stone -- Can't You Hear Me Knocking (Remastered)
13 5 comments [discussion] What did Robert Johnson mean by “get your business all in a trick?”
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2023.03.22 16:09 wutsupgman Some people want backpacks with weapons. Some want them without. Quit flip-flopping and give us a toggle, Blizz!

Just a simple toggle somewhere in the settings, like “Show/Don’t show weapon with back piece” or something, like the old school “hide helm/cloak” toggle. Instead of changing it back and forth each patch. (Also, I’m team “weapon with backpack” for the record, so changing it again bugged me.)
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2023.03.22 16:08 MrsJuliusPepperwood How do you connect with your introverted teens?

My oldest (16) and youngest (going on 13) are both extremely chatty and very open. Maybe too open. They share everything and there is no topic off limits with either of them. My oldest is a girl and my youngest is a boy but they are similar in the sense that they are extroverted and not very private individuals.
My middle (14) is much different. He is introverted and holds a lot in. It is hard to get a lot out of him. We have family dinners and hang out together after dinner every night but it is still much harder for me to connect with him than it is with my other kids. I love to take the kids out one on one for big events every so often. For example, my oldest picked a concert for her big event and we had a great time. My youngest picked a football game and we similarly had a great time. My middle picked a comic convention and, even though we were doing something he loved and wanted, it was still hard to get much out of him. It is a running joke with my SO that we know the moment the oldest and youngest have a crush but probably won't even know the middle is in love until he sends wedding invites. I love him and don't want to change him but would like to feel closer and more connected. Any tips?
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2023.03.22 16:08 Paper-Ducks Persona: Kismet

“Congratulations, dear wanderer! You have been chosen for calamity in the approaching future.”
The voice chirped through your phone’s receiver with such clarity that it almost sounded like someone was whispering into your ear. Before you could formulate a response to your caller’s ominous announcement, the voice spoke again—this time, right behind you.
“As such, you are now eligible to join the Kismet Relay!”
You swivel around to come face-to-face with a girl dressed in a blue uniform. Her yellow eyes sparkled as she stepped back and jankily tilted her chin to one side. Hanging loosely over her body were strings barely visible to the eye, each one connected to a masterless control bar that levitated above her head.
Her lips, painted on with red, curled into a grin. The strings stretched taut and pulled her arms up into the air.
“Now, call out for your ticket: Persona!”
Hi all! I’m looking for partners who are interested in writing a long-term group roleplay taking place in the Persona/SMT universe! It will take place on Discord and feature an original story that centers around the main theme of deciding your own fate (with further sub-themes that will be discussed more in detail!)
Ideally, everyone in the group will be writing multiple side-characters or “NPCs”; there will not be a single GM. Rather, everyone will play a role in shaping the world and story beyond their main characters! Please be comfortable with the above should you respond to this post.
In regards to other writing-specific details, I would prefer if you were able to write at least once every few days to keep the momentum going, though more frequent responses are welcome! Additionally, please be at least semi-lit, with a minimum post length of two paragraphs in third-person.
If you’re interested in the premise and are alright with the terms listed above, feel free to DM me or comment on this post! If possible, please prepare a short writing sample as well.
Thank you for reading, and have a good day/night!
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2023.03.22 16:08 Thehumanstruggle Infinite Black screen before Priority: Geth Dreadnought

Hey guys,
This bug(?) I’ve ran into has taken up a week of my life I will never get back. It’s a good thing I love this game so much.
Like the title says, I’m running into a problem where after I’ve selected squadmates and weapons for Priority: Geth Dreadnought I get a black screen. I’ve tried to wait it out but gave up after 2 hours because wow.
Yesterday I remembered that this problem also happened just after the Mars mission, but upon exiting the game then starting it back up again it just jumped me to the cutscene in the Normandy. No such luck now.
I’m using mods, however they’re all mods I’ve used before without this issue. I’m happy to provide a list if needed.
The internet tells me to repair the game but EA forced me to replace origin with their new bullshit desktop app which doesn’t let me repair it.
I’ve verified the files on steam and reinstalled them and all my mods twice, I’ve tried turning off my mods. At this point I’d be happy to just skip this mission and get on with my life but I’ve no clue if that’s possible.
Help me Reddit, you’re my only hope!
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2023.03.22 16:08 Lilith_69 I broke up with my kids step dad this week

I broke up with my kids step dad this week.
Am I an absolute monster- for breaking up with the step parent of my children?
Long story so strap in and I’m sorry for it being a never ending sentence -
Myself and this guy have been together since 2019 kinda dating - turned serious 2020/2021 - bounce forward to moving in together in mid 2021 and then I was under the assumption that most of the money he’s making is going to helping care for his mentally ill mother + savings for us to buy a home. So I tried to be a good partner and cover most of the living expenses so that he could settle into life with myself and my kids.
I let that go and never asked for $$$ because I assumed the best in him - went on to late 2022 for him to take me out of town - proposed to me - it was lovely, the ring, the trip, etc. less than 3 months later he divulges to me that he had maxed out 20k in credit cards in less than a year. Not entirely for my ring but a portion of it- but for living expenses….of his own despite me paying all the bills at that time.
Which naturally startled me - and I told him back in Decembe January how I felt - and he seemed to care but only offered $500 a month in rent to cover for the lack of help (mind you I pay $1500 per month and have 2 kids to deal with)
This month (my fucking 30th birthday month) - he only gives me $300 so i battled myself into panic attacks and pulled up my big girl pants and wrote him a letter explaining I can’t continue in a relationship like this. I do love him but this is not how it should go right?
All I’ve gotten back is - that I’ve ruined his life and I’m taking the kids away, and that all the memories he made with us will haunt him for the rest of his life.
But I’m just trying to protect my mental health, my savings and my kids.
Am I the worst?
I’ve been battling myself and feel like it’s best for me and my kids but I’m so susceptible to being a people pleaser😭
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2023.03.22 16:08 Electrical_Ad_3214 My (23M) gf (22F) love bombed for months then blocked me yesterday and said she’s done.

I’m at a loss. Do most women do this? We hit it off really well at the start and dated for about 5 months. Everything was seemingly perfect. She came across as smart, considerate, sweet. She’s a babysitter to these two sweet kids that I met along the process and grew to love as I would come over the house and cook and play games with them. During that time this woman introduced me to her entire family, best friends, we spent holidays together. She says I was the first to have ever been introduced to her family. She is from Kenya as well, so I understand that meeting family is a big deal. Everything was going seemingly well, with her texting “I love you” every single day, writing me letters, flowers, with her even mentioning marriage & kids first. I always made sure to return her energy - followed her lead every step of the way. Was so emotionally (and even financially) invested. Even got an apartment in her city to be closer. She is a full time student with 2 years left of studies, and I was also busy traveling a lot. I did notice she was busy at points and always told her I completely understood. I noticed she seemed more tired and not as present, and she sensed I knew something felt off. But I told her I understood she was probably overwhelmed and didn’t need to worry. Then the very next day she calls me saying she “doesn’t think she’s capable of loving me the same” and that “she can’t give me the love that I deserve”.
Then proceeds to say “I really liked you but I don’t think I was ever in love with you. I know it’s fucked up and it’s nothing you did or could’ve done. I’m extremely confused myself and honestly will need some deep soul searching.”
I was at a loss, and asked if she was sure about this and if I would need to move on, but she was crying and bawling her eyes out so much saying she “had no idea” and “couldn’t give me an answer right now”
Obviously I questioned her on everything and asked if the dates and moments we experienced were ever real to her. She then says “the moments were great but we experienced them on different levels.”
How am I supposed to interpret this?
I felt stuck waiting to hear her answer and tried to allow her space to “reflect” but wasn’t sure on how to proceed. I kept thinking “Should I wait to hear this answer or leave? Do women do this often? Why go so far to deceive me if she truly never meant it? Unless it’s just a phase that I’m unaware of…
Update: To give more clear insight - things did heat up fast I would say. But I felt pushed further because she would suddenly say things like “I see you being the father of my children” and then also writing these really romantic letters saying how much she loved me and how special of a love that I gave, etc. She would sometimes send videos of people growing old together saying that this was us. Although, I do think immaturity is a big part of it actually, that makes sense. I returned her energy because although it was a lot, I felt I had really strong feelings for her and realized how much I wanted to be with her - so even if it was soon, I wasn’t opposed to the ideas at all.
As for how I was financially invested, was because we were kind of long distance in a way and I had to pay to travel to see her. I was pushed to get the apartment because her best friend was having suicidal thoughts and she said she really needed me there more than ever. She pushed me to make that move and really directed me to doing so about 3 months into our relationship.
As of yesterday she decided to block me on everything. It was strange because we decided to kind of leave space but I couldn’t sense how she was feeling throughout it (no texts or communication). We had planned a trip together while we were dating that was still upcoming and she had a final come up and wasn’t able to make it. I decided to still go on my own even though it was originally supposed to be for us together. I didn’t know whether to continue to leave her space so when I came to town and didn’t tell her, there was this anger from her in me not telling her, which was strange because she insisted on leaving space. I just started noticing that her requests and expectations would sometimes be vague or very confusing. She told all of her friends (that I met through her) about the breakup and the friends all called me directly to check on how I was holding up - but later she got mad at this saying I crossed the boundary by getting her friends involved - when she was the one that told them we broke up. Her final message was that I couldn’t respect her boundaries with her friends, and her space, and that she “never looked at me the same ever since I accused her of deceiving me or using me for my emotional and financial investment” and she didn’t even allow me an opportunity to talk in my own defense. Which to me was strange out of all the times I listened to her side of things after she basically said to me she never loved me. So now she’s completely cut contact and I’m totally at a loss. I’m pretty much guessing her friends might be also thinking this is weird behavior. I’m not sure what to make of this… what am I supposed to do now?
TL;DR Me (23M) and my girlfriend (22F) had a seemingly amazing relationship and then she suddenly pulled away crying and confused. Then the tears slowly turned to feeling sad for hurting me to somehow resentment (me being the bad guy) and she had a complete sudden change of heart.
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2023.03.22 16:08 yui11a PASSION-HD Petite blonde injected with BIG DICK

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2023.03.22 16:08 muununit64 Delonghi steam wand creating foam too fast

Hello, I hope somebody can help me with this. This morning, the steam wand on my espresso machine started behaving very weird. When I put it in the milk and turned it on, the milk foamed up to the top INSTANTLY, with big bubbles. The milk was still cold too. Usually it takes quite a while, makes very small foamy bubbles, and heats the milk thoroughly. You know, like it’s supposed to.
I didn’t do anything different this morning than I usually do. The same amount of milk at the same temperature. The manual only covers what to do if the machine is not making foam at all, but obviously I have the opposite problem. Google was not especially helpful either.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thanks!
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2023.03.22 16:08 Swimming-Sample7839 New player - Heresy Hard :(

Hi gamers!
Picked up Darktide 2 days ago - loving it! Level 22 Vet with 320~ level items at the moment but struggling with Heresy teams. Typically it seems to be the large hordes of small zombies that take me down quickest (usually after deaths of other team members) I've been trying to dodge them as much as possible allowing for Zealots to melee them down etc but I'm a massive noob and have been swarmed a few times while focusing elites etc.
Anyone have any tips? :) Is this me making mistakes and being too close to the action? Should I be combo-ing the blocks/ attacks with melees to keep myself afloat? Should I be focussing on the group target more than the elites? Not too sure what to ask haha :)
I think I just need a little guidance on what best to do in a situation with Elites/bosses and big hordes :)
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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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This sucks, because I am, what is commonly refered to as, a "minion player" - I'm playing minions in PoE, I'm playing minions in Chronicon, I'm playing minions in fricking Skyrim for crying out loud.

What I did so far:
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