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2023.03.21 18:42 alwayssadbuttruthful THE GAMESTOPSWAP DD

THE GAMESTOPSWAP DD
hello world this is anon.
For years, we have watched the financial system cause havoc on the lives of everyone. No one has been able to figure out how the flaws in the system were used to infinitely short the markets, until now.
I have discovered something very interesting and it has led me into the adventure of equity swaps, total return swaps, and credit default swaps. this is complicated, and that is for a reason. I will do my best to explain my thoughts simply and concisely to you. To begin, let's look at a realistic example of the thesis, that mutual funds play options on the equity swaps that allow for us securites to be exploited in foreign exchanges, where FTDS and shorts are not tracked.
this is long, but understand these mechanisms makes this game stop. through understanding this, we can cause awareness to the scheme, depand accountability, and change the game.
After the silicon valley bank writeup, my focus was turned to mutual funds, and specifically mutual funds holding GME with -values on the books. I'll use a few resources, but mainly fintel and investopedia for you
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src > https://files.brokercheck.finra.org/firm/firm_7654.pdf (finra brokercheck - UBS)
above is outlined that UBS was the intermediary for a us affiliate and a foreign affiliate, and they dodge reg sho reporting, while also misreporting short positions of the foreign affiliates as longs.
Interesting right? let me explain how they did this. (think archegos equity swap arrangements as example as well...) First ill give you a few swap definitions from investopedia. Swaps are customized contracts traded in the over-the-counter (OTC) market privately, versus options and futures traded on a public exchange. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/optioninvesto07/swaps.asp
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Total return swap - A total return swap is a swap agreement in which one party makes payments based on a set rate, either fixed or variable, while the other party makes payments based on the return of an underlying asset, which includes both the income it generates and any capital gains. In total return swaps, the underlying asset, referred to as the reference asset, is usually an equity index, a basket of loans, or bonds. The asset is owned by the party receiving the set rate payment.
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Credit default swap- A credit default swap (CDS) is a financial derivative that allows an investor to swap or offset their credit risk with that of another investor. To swap the risk of default, the lender buys a CDS from another investor who agrees to reimburse them if the borrower defaults.
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Equity Swap - An equity swap is an exchange of future cash flows between two parties that allows each party to diversify its income for a specified period of time while still holding its original assets. An equity swap is similar to an interest rate swap, but rather than one leg being the "fixed" side, it is based on the return of an equity index. The two sets of nominally equal cash flows are exchanged as per the terms of the swap, which may involve an equity-based cash flow (such as from a stock asset called the reference equity) that is traded for fixed-income cash flow (such as a benchmark interest rate).
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Now that might seem like some "what the hell is this stuff", but when using all three swaps in the same arrangement, it can allow for synthetic ownership of position, without transferring ownership, and it can involve (us afilliate > intermediary > foreign affiliate) where as the stock ends up on foreign exchanges.
long time trying to understand these, but the only one that matters last is Contract For Financial Difference.."CFD's" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_for_difference In finance, a contract for difference (CFD) is a legally binding agreement that creates, defines, and governs mutual rights and obligations between two parties, typically described as "buyer" and "seller", stipulating that the buyer will pay to the seller the difference between the current value of an asset and its value at contract time. If the closing trade price is higher than the opening price, then the seller will pay the buyer the difference, and that will be the buyer’s profit. The opposite is also true. That is, if the current asset price is lower at the exit price than the value at the contract’s opening, then the seller, rather than the buyer, will benefit from the difference.
K, so wtf does this have to do with GME? well, when going into fintel, top mutual funds holding gme, sorting by "reported value", placing -values on top, we see something.https://fintel.io/somf/us/gme
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what i saw was a mutual fund without shares, that had -value. So I opened the transaction list and saw something neat..
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This mutual fund had contracts for financial difference on equity swaps involving GOLDMANUS33 and b0llft5, whereas these swaps are represented by GME CUSIP. what is b0llft5? well its Gamestop Corp Com NEW.
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SEDOL stands for Stock Exchange Daily Official List and is an alphanumeric seven-character identification code assigned to securities that trade on the London Stock Exchange and various smaller exchanges in the United Kingdom.1 It serves as the National Securities Identifying Number (ISIN) for all securities issued in the United Kingdom. GOLDMAN USA branch 33 is GOLDMANUS33, its swift registration shows this information clearly.
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whats neat here is that sedol doesn't match the sedol issued by the london stock exchange though. in fact it has no history of this sedol, instead places GME sedol as BN7CP59, as shown on https://www.londonstockexchange.com/market-stock/0A6L/gamestop-corp/overview.
I also found it in mutual fund 13fs to verify b0llft5 was actively traded until 2015 where i cant find any more on this in mutual fund holdings. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgadata/1109448/000153215515000039/gme1231_g.txt the 13d from alliancebernstein shows "com new", which shows up in mutual fund 13fs,
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heres the link between AB goldman sachs, and the counterparty AXA (the worlds largest insurance company), which i believe has the credit defaul swap, which is usually paried with an equity swap,
https://www.proshares.com/our-etfs/leveraged-and-inverse/ucc Financial Futures Contracts
under the section named " 6. FINANCIAL DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS" it shows exactly how the pimco funds operate, pretty straightforward.
a) Forward Foreign Currency Contracts
(b) Futures Contracts
(c) Options Contracts
(d) Credit Default Swaptions
(e) Foreign Currency Options
Inflation-Capped Options
Interest Rate-Capped Options
Interest Rate Swaptions
Options on Exchange-Traded Futures Contracts

lastly it openly states : The Fund may enter into asset, credit default, cross-currency, interest rate, total return, variance and other forms of swap agreements to manage its exposure to credit, currency, interest rate, commodity, equity and inflation risk. In connection with these agreements, securities or cash may be identified as collateral or margin in accordance with the terms of the respective swap agreements to provide assets of value and recourse in the event of default or bankruptcy/insolvency.
as to put in pure writing form, that these mfers been playign things just like a pure hedgie.
this fund even has these equity swaps on our underwriter, citigroup.(per https://foreverycast.info/etfholding/S000057426/)
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now why does all this matter huh? in this mutual funds filing, N-CSR, it gives a simple statement of the hedging it does. fairly complete too. search https://fintel.io/doc/sec-guidestone-funds-1131013-ncsr-2023-march-03-19419-213 for "Synthetic Convertible Instruments" and work your way down a few paragraphs to get to its explanation of hedging using the list mentioned above. well when digging farther, i had discoverred this fund has these CFD_EQS on citigroup and JPM, and they revealed the facts of what I'm thinking.
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and here is the information on that C position on the vienna exchange.
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the #'s for $C is 172967424 and US1729674242 us172 leads to vienna ofc, info on $C: 1)but 172xx was owned by bayor, as shown. 2)Bayor shows BBG001S72ZG4 as the cusip. 3)FIBO shows BBGxx as a Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI) for $C
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alliancebernstein , which owned the gme shares, owned these citigroup shares which only exist in vienna.

So if goldman is using the schemes shown by ubs, then they would be the intermediary in the swap arrangement that has an equity swap on a UK issued sedol, and the mutual fund is playing options on the swap. But the goldman fund is american, so it would ahve to have a 3rd party foreign affiliate recieving the shares in foreign exchange, as the citigroup swap does which leads to foreign exhange in vienna MTF> ** The Vienna MTF is a Multilateral Trading System (MTF). The requirements of the Stock Exchange Act regarding the formal admission of financial instruments to trading on a regulated market and the obligations of issuers on a regulated market do not apply to financial instruments traded on the Vienna MTF. **
They are using equity swaps to give synthetic ownership of gme, to foreign affiliates, where things can be shorted and rehypothecated infinitely while also possessing a total return swap between foreign affiliate and us affiliate to give profits back to the holder, thus explaining the returns in the ENDGAME DD video from my youtube. Sounds risky right? well the shit part is, if the shorting entity had a credit default swap with an entity that possesed many assets on their books, like berkshire (for example) , then they would counter this risk with assets and it would be clear and go time for infinite shorting and infinte options on futures. Good thing the N-CSR filing for guidestone shows this strategy clear as day ,
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as well as the filing from CREDIT SUISSE mutual fund CSAAX (because they're not the only fund doing this, i'm bringing this up as well)
which allows them to get these amounts of percentage ownership on not just treasury not futures, but sovereign issues, bonds, tbills, stocks, options and everything else.
THEY DODGED LAWS BY USING THIS FUND IN THE CAYMANS THAT WAS SHORTING TREASURY BONDS. #EXPOSETHESHORTS in #MUTUALFUNDS.
considering On March 23 2020, the Fed announced that it would make unlimited purchases of Treasury and mortgage securities and, for the first time, it would purchase corporate bonds on the open market.. I would say these are some VERY clever financial engineers. All of these exploits can be used directly to affect the futures that these mutual funds hold on treasury futures and the options on the futures, infinitum, to explain full the casino scene in the big short.
Welcome to the endgame. This is HOW THEY ARE SHORTING EVERYTHING PER THE EVERYTHING SHORT WHILE DODGING REG SHO AND MISREPORTING SHORTS AS LONGS . When fraud is the business, fines are just government premiums.
Using this information the game stops, and in the end we literally change the game. we can stop this madness before they nuke the inflation to unrecoverable rates. Please help eachother understand what I'm showing, as I am very busy digging. #GameOnAnon
CANT STOP WONT STOP
-ASBT
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139 Roja Dove Apex Discovery Atomizer 7.5mL 99% Full $50 Niche
140 Roja Dove Creation-E Essence de Parfum 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box, No Cap $150 Niche
141 Roja Dove Scandal Essence de Parfum 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box; No Cap $150 Niche
142 Roman Monegal L'eau de Rose 50mL 97% Full $70 Niche
143 Santa Maria Novella Sandalo 100mL 95% Full No Box $80 Niche
144 The Harmonist Desired Earth Eau de Parfum 50mL 100% Full Brand new, Sealed $219 Niche
145 The Harmonist Magnetic Wood Parfum 50mL 100% Full BNIB Sealed $229 Niche
146 Tom Ford Beau de Jour 1000mL 100% Full Sealed Dramming Bottle $1,000 Niche
147 Tom Ford Fougere Platine 250mL 100% Full Full Decanter, No Box $375 Niche
148 Tom Ford Fougere Platine 1000mL 100% Full Sealed Dramming Bottle $1,000 Niche
149 Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous 50mL 100% Full Brand New, Sealed $190 Niche
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152 Tom Ford Rose de Chine 50mL 100% Full Brand New, Sealed $199 Niche
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154 Tom Ford Soleil Blanc EdP 50mL 100% Full Brand New, Sealed $145 Niche
155 Tom Ford Soleil Neige 1000mL 100% Full Sealed Dramming Bottle $850 Niche
156 Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 50mL 90% Full Full Presentation with Box $160 Niche
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158 Tom Ford Vert des Bois 1000mL 100% Full Sealed Dramming Bottle $900 Niche
159 Tom Ford White Suede 1000mL 100% Full Sealed Dramming Bottle $850 Niche
160 TVGA Milestones Extrait 9mL 90% Full No Box $40 Niche
161 Washington Tremlett Black Tie 100mL 95% Full $125 Niche
162 Xerjoff Accento 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $169 Niche
163 Yves Saint Laurent Tuxedo 250mL 100% Full Brand New, Sealed $375 Niche
164 Acqua di Parma Arancia Di Capri 150mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $65 Designer
165 Acqua di Parma Colonia EdC 100mL 100% Full Brand New, Sealed $75 Designer
166 Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $65 Designer
167 Aqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $115 Designer
168 Caron Pour un Homme de Caron Le Matin 125mL 100% Full Opened to test, sprayed once $84 Designer
169 Caron Pour un Homme de Caron Le Soir 125mL 100% Full Opened to test, sprayed once $84 Designer
170 Chanel Allure Homme 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $75 Designer
171 Chanel Allure Homme Sport - Aftershave Balm 100mL 99% Full No Box $65 Designer
172 Chanel Allure Pour Femme EdT 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $65 Designer
173 Chanel Bleu de Chanel - Aftershave Balm 100mL 99% Full No Box, Minor Cosmetic Damage $55 Designer
174 Chanel Bleu de Chanel - Aftershave Lotion 100mL 99% Full No Box, Minor Cosmetic Damage $55 Designer
175 Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche EdT 150mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $120 Designer
176 Chanel Chance Eau Tendre EdP 50mL 90% Full Tester; No Box $90 Designer
177 Chanel Chance Eau Tendre EdT 150mL 99% Full Tester; No Box $120 Designer
178 Chanel Coco EdP 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $85 Designer
179 Chanel Coco Mademoiselle - Moisturizing Body Lotion 200mL 99% Full No Box $55 Designer
180 Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EdP 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $90 Designer
181 Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EdP Intense 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $95 Designer
182 Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EdT 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $65 Designer
183 Chanel Coco Mademoiselle L'eau Privee 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $90 Designer
184 Chanel Cristalle Eau Vert EdTC 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $135 Designer
185 Chanel Cristalle EdP 50mL 95% Full Tester; No Box $135 Designer
186 Chanel Gabrielle Essence EdP 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $90 Designer
187 Chanel No. 19 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $115 Designer
188 Chanel No. 19 Poudre EdP 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $135 Designer
189 Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $85 Designer
190 Chanel No. 5 EdP 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $85 Designer
191 Christian Dior Dior Homme Cologne 125mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $85 Designer
192 Christian Dior Dior Homme Eau 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $125 Designer
193 Christian Dior Dior Homme Sport - 2017 Version 125mL 99% Full Tester; No Box Batch Code is 6Y02 $95 Designer
194 Christian Dior J'adore in Joy EdT 100mL 100% Full Tester with Cap, No Box $60 Designer
195 Floris 007 100mL 100% Full Tester with Cap, No Box $100 Designer
196 Floris Cefiro 100mL 100% Full Tester with Cap, No Box $59 Designer
197 Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Absolu 75mL 99% Full Full Presentation, Box has some wear $75 Designer
198 Guerlain Habit Rouge L'instinct 100mL 99% Full Sprayed once $84 Designer
199 Guerlain L'instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EXTREME 10mL 100% Full VINTAGE BLACK RIM - DECANT $50 Designer
200 Hermes H24 EdT 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $65 Designer
201 Hermes Twilly 80mL 100% Full Tester; No Box $65 Designer
202 Jo Malone Amber & Lavender 30mL 90% Full No Box $52 Designer
203 Jo Malone English Oak & Redcurrant 30mL 80% Full No Box $49 Designer
204 Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia 100mL 100% Full Brand New with Gift Box and Gift Set (Body Wash, Body Lotion) $180 Designer
205 Jo Malone Gardenia & Oud Absolu 100mL 100% Full Brand New with Gift Box $180 Designer
206 Jo Malone Rose & White Musk Absolu 100mL 100% Full No Box $180 Designer
207 Ralph Lauren Supreme Leather 125mL 99% Full No Box $90 Designer
208 Thierry Mugler A*MEN 100mL 99% Full Rubber Flask; No Box $75 Designer
209 Thierry Mugler A*MEN Ultra Zest 100mL 85-90% Full Rubber Flask; No Box $275 Designer
210 Tom Ford Black Orchid - Body Oil Mist 50mL 99% Full No Box, Minor Cosmetic Damage $50 Designer
211 Amouage Cristal and Gold Ladies 50mL 95% Full Vintage, Incredibly hard to find. Full presentation in nice condition $399 Vintage
212 Cartier Santos EdT 100mL 60% Full Splash; Refillable; Original Formulation; No Box; Some Wear on Case $199 Vintage
213 Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree 100mL 97% Full Bottle Only $399 Vintage
214 Chanel Gardenia EdT 100mL 100% Full Vintage; Sealed $390 Vintage
215 Dior Jules 100mL 95% Full Vintage; Ribbed Bottle; No Box $264 Vintage
216 Dunhill Cologne 125mL 99% Full Vintage; Splash $100 Vintage
217 Escada Pour Homme Aftershave 75mL 100% Full BNIB Sealed $165 Vintage
218 Escada Pour Homme Aftershave 125mL 100% Full BNIB Sealed $240 Vintage
219 Floris Bay Rum 3.5 Oz 97% Full Vintage; Splash. "Use as a cologne, after shave lotion, or hair lotion." $84 Vintage
220 Floris Special 127 100mL 98% Full Vintage; Dark Blue Box., 2 Royal Warrants, Vintage Version $70 Vintage
221 Fragonard Zizanie 240mL 80% Full Shaker bottle (Splash, not spray) no box. At least 80% Full. $240 Vintage
222 Geo F Trumper Ajaccio Violets 100mL 99% Full $40 Vintage
223 Gucci Envy Aftershave 50mL 100% Full BNIB Sealed $140 Vintage
224 Gucci Envy Aftershave 100mL 100% Full BNIB Sealed $215 Vintage
225 Gucci Rush for Men 50mL 100% Full Full Presentation; These do not come fully filled $190 Vintage
226 Gucci Rush for Men Aftershave 100mL 100% Full BNIB Sealed $140 Vintage
227 Guerlain Heritage EdT 200mL 100% Full New; Vintage; Splash. 1991 Bottle. $225 Vintage
228 Guerlain Samrasa EdP 50mL 100% Full No Box $109 Vintage
229 Guerlain Samsara EdT 1992-1993 Formulation 100mL 100% Full Tester; No Cap; No Box $109 Vintage
230 Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles 9 Oz 70% Full Vintage; Splash; No Box Open to offers on this enormous bottle. $135 Vintage
231 Lacoste Eau de Sport Vivifiante 100mL 99% Full No Box $130 Vintage
232 Lacoste Land 100mL 99% Full $130 Vintage
233 Nino Cerruti Fair Play Pour Homme 100mL 99% Full Full presentation with Box $275 Vintage
234 Paco Rabanne Eau de Metal 20mL 100% Full Vintage; Mini $15 Vintage
235 Ralph Lauren Silver Romance for Men 100mL 80% Full No Box, No Cap $165 Vintage
236 Revillon Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Super Concentrate 60mL 99% Full Atomizer $190 Vintage
237 Revillon Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Super Concentrate 90mL 99% Full Atomizer $290 Vintage
238 Saxony Russian Leather 60mL 70% Full Vintage; Splash, Liquid is Cloudy. No Box $10 Vintage​
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2023.03.21 18:41 Billcryptic At the Base of the Hanging Tree

(The Giving Tree is written by Shel Silverstein, The Hanging Tree is by Suzanne Collins)
“Grandma.”
He chuckled, and called again.
“Graaaaaaaandma.”
Hey where was she, he was a smol, wide eyed childgen snuggled up in bed with his red and white patchwork quilt with his Raggedy Ann doll who contrary to popular belief, was NOT HAUNTED and instead infused with good dreams and good vibes.
Good vibes which included Amon’s grandma READING HIM A FUCKING BEDTI-
Her head peeked through the door, glasses wobbling on her pointed nose. She huffed and puffed, and Amon had a twinge of consciousness, a ‘oh wait I’m in better health than her maybe I should be nice,’ sort of feeling.
He then realized that as a child, he was entitled to entitlement, and threw that notion out the window and into the dumpster, where it rested with other bad ideas like, ‘hey let's make a Bible version of dungeons and dragons, or literally anything else that we find morally reprehensible yeah that’ll hinder sales if we tell people to not do this cool thing that is totally bad for you and will result in your eyes being gouged out by Satan’s asshole.’
He, of course, didn’t voice any of this. Because, above fear of God, he had a fear of grandma.
“Did someone say they wanted a bedtime story! Well, by golly, do I have a story for you!”
He paused, “Is it Narnia?”
She narrowed her eyes at him, setting the book that she held behind her down, “Of course not dear! I would never put my preferences over yours, my oh so picky critic who whittles down what stories I read to you with the sharpest razor I’ve ever seen. I am only here to cater to your preferences because your time is the most valuable in all the world!”
He squirmed under the blanket, “....Look, I hate to admit that you’re right but can you not be right.”
“It’s a talent of mine.”
Why can’t I have come out of the womb as a fully mature adult so I can debate grandma to death into an early grave?
Then another thought came.
Wait, I don't want her to die. She loves me or some shit and I think that’s good.
He gulped, attempting to sound less…full of himself, “Could you um…if possible…by any chance.”
“Spit it out sonny if my hearing gets any worse I’ll have to get some robotic implants and do you really want grandma being the catalyst for the AI uprising?”
Please for the love of God nobody let this women near any missile turrets.
“COULD YOU MAKE UP A STORY FOR ME YOU HAVE A NICE VOICE AND IT HELPS ME SLEEP PLEASE GRANDMA THROW ME A BONE HERE.”
“.....I could throw you a dislocated hip.”
Amon squinted, “You’re going to need those in ten years when your bones start fossilizing.”
She patted his back, “Ten years! You’re very generous, in fact those bones of yours with the freshest marrow look….quite appetizing for a geezer like me!”
“All the better to eat me with?”
“Exactly!”
The night went on, a star or two who hadn’t twinkled out to dream land like he had standing in the heavens, wisps of gray clouds swirling round the moon. He could hear the caw of a crow or two, probably picking off the dead racoons left on the road because of grandma’s driving.
Damned dumpster drivers had it coming.
Grandma leaned back in her rocking chair, its faded brown surface creaking as she swished back n’ forth in it. She folded her arms, closed her eyes, and let out a yawn as she flipped a lightswitch, the thin, pale beams of the moon shining through the shudders.
And the heater chugged along like a train, blanketing them both into a slow, dreary slumber,
Grandma began her story.
“Once upon a time, there was a brave knight. So brave in fact, that he didn’t squirm when doctors, who may or may not have been vampires, took his blood, and always opened up his mouth wide for the dentist when they wanted to see his pearly whites! And the king sent him off on many a quest, to save all the damsels in distress because the king had a bad habit of keeping a harem. After all, in those days, monogamy was a myth.”
Amon wondered if the king was based on grandma’s love life.
“The knight loved his king, so why wouldn’t he serve him? Even as the wounds piled up like a pile of rusty coins, infection creeping up on his flesh as the doctors prescribed him leeches and his blood turned to ice. Even as each step became an insurmountable mountain, he had a duty to serve his king, and the king loved him too, right? There was something beyond that icy stare? Some glimpse of hope, a spark of love? Yet they say be careful of he who slays beasts, lest he become a beast himself.”
She paused, and Amon shivered, like the mist creeping outside was the last dying wisps of smoke from the maw of a decaying dragon.
If the time came, would he be able to slay his demons?
“The knight’s greatest beast he would never slay was the one sitting upon the gilded throne. One day, he outlived his usefulness.”
The silence hung in the air. Amon wondered how long it took for the man’s flesh to be wrent from his shoulders.
He shivered, tears barely restrained, as grandma pulled him in.
“Never let anyone tell you how to be. Never do anything someone else wouldn’t do for you back. This world will want to beat you down and spit you out but I know you’re stronger than that.”
She got up, patting his head as the moon glinted in her spectacles and she grinned back with a fiery stare of her own.
One day, Amon would share it, for she had long since kinded the flame in his heart.
Burn, my grandson. Burn and show this world what you made of. Show them what I see in you, what you don’t see in yourself.
One day, you will.
One day, you will know how to look in the mirror and say, ‘I love you.”
“.....Could the knight have saved himself?”
“Every story has an end. Just….make sure yours is a good one.”
Nearing the end of her days, wondering the length of the shadow she’d cast, and if it brought others shade.
She hobbled off. The door shut behind her.
………God we are both overdramatic as fuck aren’t we.
Amon reminded himself to tell grandma to lay off the old testament for a while. She didn’t need that kind of toxic masculinity in her life.
_________
“You know, I’m going to tell you a story this time!”
Amon was waving a pencil, not because he was going to write God forbid anybody see his handwriting no siree, but rather when his hands were flailing and the unsharpened point was ready to fly from his fingers at any second and impale someone’s eye the creative juices were flowin and his imaginative boat was rowing and sure it may sink once or twice along the way but that was just apart of the creative process!
That, and procrastinate on writing said story for two goddamn weeks and when you went over your plot notes you wondered who this madman was who’d seized your journal and favorite fountain pen.
“It’s about time! You think I have time to keep running my lips Mr. I’m young and needy and I want to drive grandma into dehydration because I want to turn one bedtime story into fifteen?”
Amon averted his gaze, “Can I just say that you’re the greatest woman I’ve ever known and I hope I can have one ounce of your creativity so I can inspire the masses with the love and forgiveness you demonstrate so all the little children, not including me because five foot one and a half is not little by any means thank you very much…”
Napoleon complex much, sonny?
“And through all these wonderful…”, he coughed, “Parables I can conjure up surely everyone can and will find Jesus?”
He gave her the baby blue puppy dog eyes. She melted.
But she really didn’t want to.
“Has anyone told you that flattery will get you everywhere?”
“Yes, actually, you did.”
“Damn right,” she mentally gave her past self a pat on the back.
And Amon struck a match, lighting the fireplace with its grizzled logs, silvery bark peeled back as flames licked their sides all over. He cuddled up with grandma on the oversized recliner, leaning back. Eyes closed.
Like he could see, like he could taste and touch and smell and hear the story unfolding in his mind’s eye.
“Once, there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.”
It was growing now, its roots feeding into the forest. Birds came here to lay their young and worms burrowed in her rich soil beneath. Squirrels always found the best holes in her trunk to bury their nuts in, snuggled up all cozy as the wind battered her outsides but the tree saw that wind and told it where it could shove it cause no breeze would take away her warmth! She was happy and she liked it that way!
“And every day the boy would come, and he would gather her leaves, making them into crowns to play king of the forest.”
The squirrels were scampering away and here he came charging through the grass and falling into the bushes headfirst! He could take and take and take and twist those twigs and thorns into a wooden circlet befitting the child prince. And if he craned his ears he could even hear the fae sparkling and laughing and merrymaking as they poured wine from goblets neverending and gossiped about that adorable little child over there let’s go visit him no wait we can’t interact with humans can we kidnap him NO KIDNAPPING IS BAD.
Remember what happened with a midsummers night's dream, there’s a precedent for this shit!
“He would climb up her trunk, and swing from her branches.”
Don’t look down, whatever you do don’t look down like a tumbling sack of apples about to go splaaaaat. Climbing up to see the forest was definitely a good idea and you’re not going to throw up whatsoever.
“And eat apples, and they would play hide and seek.”
“Ready or not, here I cooome!”
“.....Oh, you’re right behind me.”
“I don’t think hide and seek is the best game if one party doesn’t have legs.”
“.......”
“And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.”
“I don’t want to go home, I want to stay with you but it’s getting dark and there’s monsters prowling about!”
“Whenever you are with me, I promise, I will keep you safe.”
And the boy stared up in wide eyed wonder.
“You….you…really mean that?”
She bowed her great head, leaves falling on his face, embracing him in a branch, pulling him close.
“I love you. And I don’t let harm come to those I love.”
“And the boy loved the tree very, very much.”
He pressed himself against grandma’s warm, woolen, side. She smelled like peppermint.
“The tree was happy."
He sighed, and Amon looked down, shivering. The clock went tick, tick, tick, and he wondered if he blinked, if he’d miss the seconds passing by.
“But time went by.”
He grew up and the world wasn’t small anymore. It wasn’t good to just imagine, you could no longer play pretend, you had to have a purpose for your life and fill that aching void that’d grown in your heart, didn’t you feel it beating? Take, take, take, my boy, you’re number one and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Forget about the tree, that withered shrub has nothing for you except to be food for the worms.
“And the boy grew older.”
He peered into grandma’s gaze. How many people had she lost over the years, and what hole did they leave in their absence?
“And he wanted. But that want wasn’t just a I want this colorful toy off the shelf, gimme, gimme, gimme. No, this was a need.”
“I am too busy to climb trees.”
“I want a house to keep me warm.”
But that little boy was left unheard, to just go back to the simpler times when he could just be a boy she could just be his tree. He was worthless and if he just had what everyone else had maybe it’d feel better, if he could raze and tear and break down the tears would stop flowing and the sirens would stop blaring and everything would just fucking shut down, for just one second please, for the love of God, be still.
“I want you. I want you in my life and you’re so far away but I think that’s just me.”
So he ripped the tree down and shed her emerald coat of leaves and wrent her into a stump so for himself he had a home. Her apples laid moldering and discarded, and maybe if he had cast their seeds out into the brush they both wouldn’t have been so lonely anymore.
“And he met the end of his days and they both had nothing left. She asked, ‘What more do you want of me?’ He didn’t know anymore.”
“Would you like to rest?”
He sat down on her stump.
And the tree was happy.
Amon sniffled, then there was snot. He shivered and wrapped his teensie head in his legs and grandma yanked him on over to her side and held him close and he ugly cried and she wailed right with him.
She hoped he knew it was okay to cry, so long as there was a crazy bitch like her to cry with him.
And finally he wiped his nose, eyes puffy, before he looked down, murmuring, “....I don’t deserve you.” Her heart sunk right along with his and she wondered where he learned that self loathing.
Was it by design?
The wind picked up and her’s fell, the wooden, mossy floorboards outside, the red paved bricks littered with cracked nuts and wilted flower petals, creaking right along with her.
“Are you, are you, coming to the tree?”
I could see, grandma and I, sitting there together on that worn stump. And maybe if you turned back the years you’d see the tree at the height of its youth with the freshest apples and sap running for miles. I’d be running too.
I knew who’d be watching and egging me on along the way.
“Where they strung up a man, said he murdered three.”
“Strange things have happened here, no stranger would they be
If we met at midnight, in the hanging tree”
Her dad taught her that song so long ago, with whiskey under his breath and a revolver at his belt. He might have been one who knew how to drink and drink till he dropped but he sure damn as well knew when to pour out, lest he become bloated for others’ sake.
“I never want you to become like that man, I never want you to love someone so much it comes at the expense of yourself.”
Amon’s voice was an echo.
“Are you, are you, coming to the tree?
Where I told you to run, so we’d both be tree?
Strange things did happen here, no stranger would it be
If we met at midnight in the hanging tree.”
Was the tree’s greatest sin, the inability to say no?
What befalls us when we answer yes?
But if I take and take and take from grandma what shall I have left?
“GRAAAAAANDMA!”
Amon sniffled.
“Are you, are you, coming to the tree?
Where the dead man called out for his love to flee?
Strange things did happen here, no stranger would it be
If we met at midnight in the hanging tree.”
Her singing became a flurry of notes, tapering out to the breeze.
It was quiet.
“I’m here grandma.”
They stood up and he took her hand.
“Let’s go to that tree together.”
And the grandma was happy.
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2023.03.21 18:41 Carbalifo Broadcast works, but I get an error every time Windows boots.

Broadcast works, but I get an error every time Windows boots.
Hi all
Nvida Broadcast successfully launches, remembers my devices, and applies the saved effects with no issues at Windows startup, but I get this popup on my desktop every time:

https://preview.redd.it/kg30mb3rl4pa1.png?width=274&format=png&auto=webp&s=33c48223294f8b0568b6e4e83b30dd2b94b9c6e9
Although it doesn't say which application the error is from, the error does not occur when Broadcast is uninstalled.
I've tried uninstalling the GPU driver and broadcast, then reinstalling GPU driver followed by Broadcast. I've also completely reinstalled Windows from a flash drive and wiped all drives in the process. This was in an attempt to fix the black screen crash issue that so many others are experiencing, which I eventually resolved with a new GPU power cable. Error still occurs after all of that though.
Does anybody else have experience with this error? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Broadcast input: Beyerdynamic FOX microphone Broadcast output: iFi ZEN DAC V2
Specs:

https://preview.redd.it/u12uwydfp4pa1.png?width=532&format=png&auto=webp&s=14cba58be703c76a0e983d73a9331f232aab4544
Thanks!
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2023.03.21 18:40 virtualpostmail Open a U.S. Business Bank Account for Your LLC As A Non-Resident

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How to Open a Business Bank Account with Bank of America

To open a business bank account with Bank of America, you’ll have to visit one of their in-person branches. You will need to provide both your foreign (if you have one) and your U.S. address.
Here’s what you’ll want to bring with you:
You should also be prepared to provide the following (this applies to all traditional banks listed in this section, not just Chase):

Option #2: Open a Business Bank Account with Chase

Chase is another well-known financial institution that caters to businesses of all shapes and sizes. If you’re able to visit an in-person branch, this could be a great option for your business.

Benefits of Opening a Business Bank Account with Chase

One of the best things about a Chase business bank account is the ability to choose from many different business credit cards with all sorts of rewards. If you’re a frequent traveler, this could save you a ton of money in the long haul!
Other benefits include:

How to Open a Business Bank Account with Chase

To open a business bank account with Chase, you’ll have to visit one of their in-person branches.
Be sure to bring the following with you to your appointment:
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2023.03.21 18:40 Fish-Boatdude034 Transmission going psycho

Transmission going psycho
So this just happened. Transmission feels like it's slipping in and out on 1st start of the day. RPMS go up but truck doesn't move. Then after a hard clunk she's starts moving. Well today the tool bar came on and gave me a power train code. Almost felt like I was driving with one on the gas and the other on the brake. Anybody else have anything similar happen to them? Ford no help...they are 3-4 months out on appointments here in TN...
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2023.03.21 18:39 Fentraxic [15NB] - Looking for someone to chat with, maybe we can become friends if we get along well.

All of my friends are unavailable rn so I thought I'd make this post. But anyways, I go by he/they pronouns (I'm a demiboy), I love to play video games some of the games I like are: terraria, bloons td battles, bloons td 6, backpack hero, don't starve together, the escapists 2, plants vs zombies, pvz garden warfare 2, breath of the wild, geometry dash, pokemon and angry birds epic.
I also like coding or just computer science in general. Other than that I'm not interested in much, if you wanna know what music I like I'm mainly into rock and metal. Specific bands I like are: Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Queen, Korn, Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode, Faith No More, Slipknot, Disturbed, Placebo, Wolf Alice and Black Honey.
If you're interested then send me a message! If you read through all this and aren't interested then I wish you best of luck in finding someone to chat with
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2023.03.21 18:39 VictoriaGBer To all Astro users worldwide!

CloudCannon, the Git-based CMS for static site generators, now fully supports Astro with live visual editing. Astro users can easily create and customize their editing interface within CloudCannon, including no-code options for non-technical teams and workflows for larger organizations.
Check out all the details:
https://astro.build/blog/astro-cloudcannon-support/
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2023.03.21 18:39 SiriCM Stay safe and avoid phishing links

Stay safe and avoid phishing links
Lately, we've noticed an increase in spam within the game from players advertising bot-selling websites/discords or other services related to Albion Online.
Please be aware that these websites are PHISHING SITES, designed to steal your account information, compromise your Albion Online Account, and potentially more. Even if they claim to be affiliated with a well-known Discord server, it could be a simple lie to gain your trust.
The aim of these scammers is to trick you into logging in to their website or downloading their "software," thereby providing them with your Albion Online account credentials. Even just opening some of those links from a mobile device can put you at risk.

HERE IS WHAT WE ARE DOING:
  • We are always on the lookout for these messages and accounts to ban them.
  • Your Albion Online account has an additional security step where - if logging in from a new device/IP - will require a verification code, which is sent to your email.

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:
  • USE STRONG, UNIQUE PASSWORDS.
  • Don't follow any links you can see in the in-game chat. If someone is using bots to promote a "service", there's a little chance it's actually "a service".
  • IF YOU THINK YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN COMPROMISED: reach out to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) immediately to prevent further harm and receive help with reclaiming your account
  • Use a 2-factor authentication for your e-mail.
  • Always carefully check the website address to ensure you are not logging into a malicious website, posing as an official website.
  • You can look at your Albion Online verified devices and deauthorize devices you do not recognize or devices that are no longer in use.
  • If you receive a message from a fraudster posting a malicious website, report them to us immediately to https://albiononline.com/profile/support
  • Use the in-game report tool if you see them advertising in the chat. (right-click their name in chat -> report with keyword Phishing / advertising of bots / hacks / RMT)
  • Report it in our official Discord server by tagging a Mod. Discord.gg/albiononline

Stay safe, and keep your account data safe!
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2023.03.21 18:38 IlliniWolf How to join stars

I have a mission where I’m supposed to join stars. Is there a strategy for this? I can get one off stars appear but no idea how to get them next to each other or if it’s all just by chance?
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2023.03.21 18:38 4gaterush Where to re-create and/or mod classic card games online?

xpost rom game design (because of modding).

I was hoping to play some Spanish card games like Tute or Escoba, obviously some classics like Poker, Blackjack, Bluff, maybe Durak, Hearts (etc) with friends who live far away. Also want to see if it's possible to potentially mod these games in small ways (maybe change around the hierarchy in poker or introduce new, dynamic, combinations).
All these are games that can be played on a regular deck (or subset). Is there a platform online that you guys recommend that makes this possible?
Did a cursory online search but what I mainly saw was (1) most card game platforms don't have all the card games and don't have support for modding, (2) card game builders (thought maybe we can no-code the games we want + the mods) seem to be focused on a different type of card game (like trading cards or stuff like that).
Thanks!
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2023.03.21 18:36 BitterStrawberryCake College major advices?

So originally I planned to pick computer science, but with the recent ai and the coding websites and even the let go of Twitter workers. I've been conflicted...
There is A LOT of people going for computer science lately and I'm worried about its stability.
I just want to go into a career that's super stable, Ive known that no job is really stable but with everything going on. what seems to be a good major?
I plan to go into mainly engineering, I'm just not sure with one branch.
Any advices?
is computer science still good?
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2023.03.21 18:35 whitetiger061 Hypoxic Cardiac Arrest

59 Male, Smoker that recently quit. With known low blood pressure issues.
Hi, my dad of 59yr experienced what the doctors concluded was Hypoxic Cardiac Arrest. The cause at this time is suspected to be a blood clot in the lungs, however, they’re waiting on a report to confirm this.
On the day of the event, which was at home he became blue and stopped breathing, emergency response came within 5 mins and did CPR on him until they got a pulse. He was then rushed to the hospital and apparently went into cardiac arrest again, which was treated immediately again.
They brought him back again and at the time he successfully responded to commands and was able to move his feet and understood well. He was breathing fine on his own and heart pumped completely on its own. However, it’s been over 24 hours now and Dr just told us his condition has worsen, as he now no longer responds to any stimuli tests, with the Iris, gag reflects, commands or anything. And he can now no longer breath on his own. Hoever his heart still beats on its own and this is the only stem function currently active, if I understood the Dr right.
They’re currently treating him to get the swelling down on his brain and according to the Dr if this treatment works we may see response to stimuli test again as before. But he did also mention that the brain damage could be permanent. They also say his lungs are infected probably because the first time he may have had a seizure and vomit deposits have entered the lungs so this is also being treated. They also said that they’re using medication that is thinking the blood to prevent any clots from getting bigger. They ruled out that it may have been a stroke, heart attack or bleeding on the brain as cat scans and blood test showed negative.
With this all said I guess I’m here asking what are his chances or recover and if brain swelling drops that we could see him respond to stimuli tests again? And are we looking at him being brain dead? Or is there some hope since his heart is still beating on its own.
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2023.03.21 18:35 4gaterush Where to create/mod regular card games?

Hi, I was hoping to play some Spanish card games like Tute or Escoba, obviously some classics like Poker, Blackjack, Bluff, maybe Durak, Hearts (etc) with friends who live far away. Also want to see if it's possible to potentially mod these games in small ways.
All these are games that can be played on a regular deck (or subset). Is there a platform online that you guys recommend that makes this possible?
Did a cursory online search but what I mainly saw was (1) most card game platforms don't have all the card games and don't have support for modding, (2) card game builders (thought maybe we can no-code the games we want + the mods) seem to be focused on a different type of card game (like trading cards or stuff like that).
Thanks!
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2023.03.21 18:35 Wonderful-Balance711 [Malcolm Brogdon] I think Joker is probably No. 1 right now. He’s having another incredible superb season, but I think that Giannis and JT are in that conversation as well...

Malcolm Brogdon for Bally Sports:
Q: Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are discussed at length in the NBA’s MVP conversation. You and Giannis Antetokounmpo were teammates for some time. From your perspective, should he be in that conversation this season?
Oh yeah! For sure. I think that he is in the conversation. I think Joker is probably No. 1 right now. He’s having another incredible superb season, but I think that Giannis and JT are in that conversation as well. I think that they’re both having great seasons.
Q: You guys are doing well in the East. Where do you think the Celtics still need to improve to close the season well and make another NBA Finals run?
I think closing out games are going to be the biggest things for us. Rebounding the ball and closing out games and keeping our turnovers down. And I think that really for us, that’s going to win a lot of games especially in the playoffs.
Q: Who is a swingman in the league you’ve played against this season that people should watch out for in the near future?
I would say Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Of course, people know about him because he was an All-Star this year, but he’s one of those guys that is still a young guy. He’s an excellent player.
Full article
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2023.03.21 18:33 cruisingNW The Foundations of Humanity 8 (Cultivation) - an NoP fanfic

The Foundations of Humanity 8 (Cultivation) - an NoP fanfic

Thank you u/SpacePaladin15 for establishing the Nature of Predators Universe, and for allowing Fanfics to flourish!
Warning. This is disgustingly cute and very intimate with lots of touching. You have been warned.
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Memory transcription subject: Valek, Venlil-Human Partnership Program Participant
Date [standardized human time]: August 25th, 2136. Early morning
I knew the heat beside me before I finished dreaming, and I knew the arms around me before my eyes opened. Maeve was huddled against me, nuzzled into my collar wool as she dozed. I dared not move, as I knew she had another hour or more before a full rest.
While planning my extraction, I felt her pull harder and take a deep breath, before opening her eyes.
"Good morning, handsome,"
"Good waking, little leafy green." Maeve pushed her face further into my mane at that. "I know you have a longer sleep than we do, please don't wake up on my account."
"It's ok, I'm doing this as much for me as for you," she whispered, as she pressed her lips to my shoulder.
Maeve pulled herself from me and stretched the length of the bed with a loud groan, before settling back against me on her side, and looked at me with a smile, "I'll be honest you are very comfortable, I could see this becoming a habit."
It was only then I noticed, to my horror, my tail had found its way between us. I hoped she didn't catch on to the implications of my tail curled around her foreleg, but my shaking reply left no questions. "I think I could be convinced."
We giggled to each other, while she reached over and started to idly scratch through the tuft on my chest, to my immense satisfaction. I could only see half of her face around the pillow, but the look from that gleaming green eye was the closest thing to 'predatory' I've ever seen from Maeve.
"Well!" Maeve said with a start, lifting her hand from me, "as lovely as this is, it's time to get up, and I wouldn't mind a snack. Do you still want to try the rec room for art supplies?"
"Oh that would be wonderful! My parents couldn't afford art classes, so I only had public events to really try it."
"You didn't have art in school?"
"Well no, we couldn't afford it, that's what I said."
"Sorry, that's not what I mean," Maeve clarified, muffled through her changing of clothes, "Ok, first off, do the Venlil have a concept of public schooling? Education of subjects deemed necessary, paid for by the state, and free to the parents?."
"Of course we do! You can't have modern civilization without everyone knowing the basics of things like math and science."
"Well for humans, several of those subjects are art."
My ears snapped forward, utterly surprised, "Really?? Why??" I asked as we left the room.
"I'll admit, it is relatively recent; for most of human history, several hundred thousand years at least, artistic expression was something that humans just did, without any assistance or education. There were earlier instances of art being treated like a trade, apprentice learning from journeymen, but I think the earliest examples of formal artistic education were in pre-Christian Rome, so that would be… 3, maybe 4 thousand years ago? At that time and for a long time after, artistic education was only taught to the elite. Not because of pay or profit, but because the wealthy and powerful were cultural leaders and needed to be taught as much about culture as possible, including art."
"The concept of public education has come and gone several times in human history, but our current era started I think in the 1500's, almost 700 years ago, and even then artistic expression only became part of it around 300 years ago, or less. There were a lot of reasons why they included it: social reasons, political reasons, scientific… but it wasn't until after the Satellite Wars that such practices became ubiquitous. So now, almost every living human will have had at least one or two years of formal training in the arts by adulthood, to familiarize them with the concept of expression and creation."
"That's incredible!" I exclaimed as we entered the Mess Hall, to the shock of several Venlil and a few humans nearby, "I mean, Maeve! Your people's warlike history is well documented; why, by the sun and stars, would artistic education be compulsory for a species at war?"
"Like I said, there's a lot of reasons" gathering our food, we found empty seats by the window, "In fact, one of those reasons is precisely to prevent war." My mouth hung agape as I nearly dropped my tray; settling in, Maeve now had my full attention.
"You remember what I said about humans feeling too much?" I did, and the reminder of last waking's events did not help my nerves, but I nodded and Maeve continued all the same between sips of what I now know was coffee, "Humans appear to have incredible impulse, or as the Venlil call it 'instinct', control because we have had to learn and develop effective ways to control it. One of the most effective of which is Expression; to put that emotion out of your body and into the world in some way."
Having finished our meal, we started toward the rec room, "True, this can manifest in… unkind ways such as posturing, fighting, or just yelling, but it can also be expressed in others such as running, talking with someone who listens, and, of course, artistic works."
"So we started to teach our children how to express their imagination and emotions in non-violent ways such as the Arts. Not everyone continues practicing, and very few find professional success, but every human knows enough to understand and participate." The door to the Rec Room slid open in front of us, "Here we are, Valek. You said you checked this out on the first day, so how about you give me the tour?"
It was a large room, about the same as the bathing room including the drying corridor. The walls were lined with full bookshelves, colored boxes, and several large viewing screens with comfortable seating. Several tables made up the interior, some with what appeared to be a Pad-mount attached to a keyboard; some designed for humans, some for Venlil. I saw several pairs already engaged in activities; a mixed group of six were seated and watching what appeared to be a world of cubes, and several pairs appeared to be using their pads together, though I couldn't tell what they were doing.
“I didn't have anyone to show me around last time, so I’m not sure what some of this is. Social media is pretty big on Venlil Prime, so I think these are to communicate with the herd," I said, motioning to the Pad-mounts. “It looks like Humans are as fond of reading as we are, judging by the bookshelves. But I’m not sure what that is,” motioning to the large displays, “I think they're watching a movie? I’ve never seen one like that, though.”
“Oh! They’re playing Minecraft. Interactive media, such as video games, are really big with humans. The one they’re playing is a little more than a hundred years old now, but it never lost its appeal.”
“You said it's interactive? How?”
“Oh you just use the controller to… wait… um…” She seemed to be trying to find out how to begin, “So you told me the Venlil have, like, shows and stuff right? Well, just like those shows take place in a False World where the actions of the actors influence change upon it, video games also take place in a false world. The difference is; your actions in the Real World are interpreted as actions in the False World; it’s like you, the player, are the actor in these shows.”
“That’s so cool! I’ll have to try that sometime.”
Maeve and I explored the room further, I was especially interested in their library; what kinds of stories would I see here? About to pull a large anthology book with what appeared to be a large human holding a lightning bolt, I heard Maeve call from the other corner.
“I think I found the art supplies! So when you did your community art, were you a paint guy or a chalk guy?”
“Oh, chalk please! Most of our public works are temporary, so using something that washes with the rain is very useful.” Their artistic education is complex enough to teach different mediums? Such classes are prohibitively expensive to have, and every human learns this??
“Well I don’t see chalk, but that tells me you prefer a dry medium, so let's try pencil and markers.” Maeve said as she pulled out sheets of paper and two buckets of what I assumed were the art supplies.
We spent the next entire claw working together, drawing what fit our fancy. Maeve told me about the forests of earth, and how her family used to go camping. She explained it was like leaving home, to make a new home, in a place where a home has no right to be. I was still wrapping my head around that when she told me about the clear skies, and how her family would stay up late to see the stars, and share ancient stories about their shapes.
We were silent for a moment while we worked, when I heard Maeve speak from beside me, “Are those your woods from back home?” she asked about my drawing, “It's so colorful! Are these broad colors typical of Venlil styles?”
To the human eye, my work appeared as large swathes of color, with vague shapes representing direction and shape, rather than form. Emotion mixed with reality to create something that gave an impression of overall calm and nostalgia over the representational work.
“I do often see something similar in the parks when others are being creative. I have seen some Venlil try a style that is more detailed, but I like to show what I feel rather than what I see.” I explained, while making another long streak of golden sunbeam.
Maeve asked about my home, and I told her how we lived in a traditional burrow-style house; not an actual burrow, it was above-ground, but it made use of smooth lines and soft corners to lend structural support, spreading more out than up. We still had a 2nd floor, which was where most of our living and sleeping space was, but it looked like barely a mound against the modern stem-style houses, which was what used to be my university apartment. I was just talking about the kitchen on the ground floor when I looked over at what Maeve was working on. To my surprise, she was making an incredibly life-like imagining of our kitchen. It wasn't perfect, our dishes never stacked that high, but this could absolutely be someone else’s kitchen.
“How did you draw that?” I asked, unbelieving.
Maeve giggled as I stared, and answered lightly, “I did a lot of things back home, either as work or hobby, and one of them was room concepts and architectural design. I followed your descriptions as best as I could, with some artistic flavor. Some older human cultures also had burrow homes, so I took ideas from that. What do you think?”
“It’s incredible! This could absolutely be someone's kitchen, though it isn't ours. You even have the berry field in the window!” I was so enthralled by the detail I was seeing, I didn’t notice Maeve’s hand reaching for the work. She pointed to two figures in frame: a Venlil with what was clearly my salt-and-pepper pattern and…
“I’ve given it some thought,” Maeve whispered beside me, “and I think, yes. I would like to keep doing this.”
My heart leapt with joy and and my tail thrashed behind me; if any attempt at subtlety was made I clearly ruined the secret. Maeve smiled broadly, hiding her teeth in a vain attempt to hide her quickly reddening cheeks. We quickly packed up our projects, and I saw Maeve making to throw them away! “What are you doing?”
“Oh, I was…” She paused, not truly having an answer. I walked over and gently, wordlessly, took the sketches from her hand, and filled the space with my own paw. The message received, we exited to the corridor. "You mentioned something about camping, what is that?"
Maeve paused in thought without breaking stride, then asked, "You mentioned your favorite place was taking the road between The Grove and University. If you had the chance to live there, for a few days or a week, would you?"
I thought about this. It's a beautiful place, and I would find great joy in staying there for a time. But I remembered the look of that predator, "No. I know, in my head, that the predators in that forest would leave us alone; I'm certain it would be fine. But no, I don't think I'm brave enough for it."
"It's ok, and I won't ask you to. But Humans would, though that doesn't say much for our judgment." she added with a chuckle, "Most humans live in cities. Massive places of steel and concrete with more people than plants. Just like cities on Venlil Prime, they are comfortable, safe, and good places to live; but humans are drawn instinctively to the natural world. Despite our industry, we have to see the Earth and its bounty, or we get out of sorts."
We had reached the room and, picking up on human mannerisms, I invited Maeve to enter first. "Thank you, my good sir." She said through a giggle, "anyway, because of this many humans will leave the city to live in nature for a while. We have a lot of ways to make it more or less comfortable, and the varied ecosphere on earth combined with our diurnal cycle means we have to be very prepared. Personally I prefer a tent, rain cover, and camp stove; but some people take as much as a rolling house, or as little as a sleeping bag."
Maeve sat down on a chair, and I on the bed as we continued talking, "do you hunt when you do this?" I asked.
Carefully, Maeve spoke in measured words, "Not always, and myself never; the vast majority of people bring food with them to eat as-is or cook on site. But yes, some humans do still hunt, kill, consume, and use the dead of wild creatures. But I'd like to point out it has been regulated in most countries for a few centuries now, and even more so in the last few decades. These days, only a couple thousand animals are killed annually due to hunting practices, worldwide. And, as we continue to become more prosperous, cede more of earth to nature, and find alternatives to killing, that number will continue dropping to almost nothing." she said, matter-of-factly.
"But why do you still hunt at all? If you can eat plants, have domesticated livestock, and can now print synthetic meat, why is that number not zero?"
"it is a part of our history, and our culture; such things are very difficult to unlearn. Also, we humans have assumed the responsibility to maintain the ecologies of our world. This is done in large part as penance for the damage we did during our colonial and industrial ages, but that sense of guardianship still carries on. Answering that question is pretty complicated, and I won't dance around the fact that controlled murder is a big part of it, do you want me to keep going?"
I will never be totally ready for frank discussions of murder, but I felt this was nothing compared to what we've already done. With a deep breath, I steeled myself and flicked an affirmation.
"Ok, this is a phenomenon we have seen nearly everywhere on Earth, but we are going to talk about Yellowstone National Park, specifically. Yellowstone is a large evergreen forest that is host to a huge variety of wildlife, but early in America's history, the colonists eradicated the local Wolf population. True we had domesticated wolves earlier, but not here, and these wolves were more harmful than helpful to the colonists, so they killed them. What followed was a process called a Trophic Cascade."
"Wolves were a natural predator of Deer, so without wolves to control their numbers, the deer population exploded. The deer over-grazed on many things, most especially tree saplings. Without saplings reaching maturity, the forest couldn't create new growth, and this reduced usable living space for many small herbivores; so things like squirrels and beavers left the area. Without these small herbivores, small carnivores like the fox left as well, which made very small omnivores, like mice, also explode in population. These mice over-hunted grubs, beetles, and other detritus-eaters, so the forest floor stopped getting new nutrients, which made all plants, including trees, even sicker. With trees dying faster and still not able to make new growth, because the deer were still a problem remember, their root systems became weaker, which could no longer hold the soil. This exacerbated the effects of erosion, causing landslides to be more frequent, and even changing the course of rivers, leading to droughts in places that have never seen it"
"All of this because: we killed the Wolf. There were many examples, this is just the one I know best, but humans are well familiar with the effect of adding or removing a species from local ecology."
I sat for a long moment, letting this sink in. "You changed the shape of mountains, and the path of rivers… by killing wolves?
"Yeah!" She confirmed, with just as much surprise as I had. "We tried a few things to help heal the damage: manually planting more trees, shoring up at risk earth, even controlled culls of wildlife; this is where most of our modern hunting practices came from. But no matter what humans did, we just couldn't keep up with the forces of nature. So, Occam's Razor, we decided to try the obvious option: put the wolves back into the forest, using the natives' local cousins from further north. And you know what?" I flicked my tail expectantly, both ears swiveled on Maeve, "It worked! The wolves hunted the deer to manageable numbers, the trees had a chance to grow, the small herbivores came back… a complete reversal of all the damage I mentioned. So now, the only species that have an overall open-season are invasive species, like the European Rabbit in Australia. Among humans, it is both illegal, and socially taboo, to kill wild animals without specific cause."
This was… a lot. All of this made sense on its own, it logically followed, but I couldn't wrap my head around how everything could be so connected. Predators kill! That's all they do! How could killing be a good thing? Finding my voice, I spoke up, "I won't pretend to know what this means. I cannot get it through that everything is so dependent on murder. But I know you've told me the truth as best as you know it, so I'll leave it alone. Can we talk about something else? You mentioned something about stories in the stars?"
"Oh absolutely!" Maeve seemed to glow with this topic, I loved seeing her so excited, "so humans have a day/night cycle, but some of us would have to keep watch during the night while others slept; so we learned to entertain ourselves by telling stories. At night, and before industrialization, our skies were brimming with stars! So we would see shapes in their patterns, and tell great stories about who they represented. There have been stories since before writing, so sadly most have been lost to history, but one story, Orion, is about-"
A ping from my pad, and then hers, interrupted the lesson.
Please report to the Partnership Program lead office promptly. Suite 4006 on deck 4.
We shared a worried look, sharing an understanding of what prompted the summons. We would face it, together. We left the room and made our way to the elevator, mostly in silence. Sensing my worry, Maeve touched my shoulder, "It's ok, this will work out." I'm not sure I believed her. We stood apart in the elevator, and the distance felt cold. Walking down the hall of offices I felt more fear and anxiety than the past week, but I had to keep moving forward.
We reached the door, and as I reached for the handle, Maeve stopped me, and gently pulled me by the shoulder against her in a desperate embrace, as one would say goodbye. She whispered into my ear,
"Whatever happens in there, I want you to know I love you, Valek."
"I love you too, Maeve."
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2023.03.21 18:32 _Raspootin_ Why can the Gen 2 be so ignorant?

So my Gen2 started using a bit of oil, and it started ramping up a bit without me noticing.
Kept getting a brief red triangle, as well as "problem". No codes, no hybrid codes. No lights staying on, the red triangle stayed on maybe 3-5 seconds.
Went through everything with no problems being found, then it dawned on me to check the oil after reading the red triangle can be caused "by low oil or low oil pressure".
WTF..over 10 different computers, a full touchscreen display center, and it can't be arsed to just SAY THAT on the screen?!!?
Nah..just flash "Problem" on the screen, and leave them bewildered because the low oil/low oil pressure does NOT STORE A FAULT CODE.
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2023.03.21 18:32 wanie444 Firefighters broke down my door when there was no fire

My neighbor called 911 because she smelled smoke. There was no fire in her home so they assumed it was coming from my house. I was not home.
I live in a gated community and there is security & community management. They have our phone numbers, yet no one contacted us while this was happening. We only found out because we arrived to the community and saw 50 different fire trucks, police cars and ambulances all around our street.
The smell of smoke was apparently because of our neighbor's heating unit. There was absolutely NOTHING wrong with my house. Now my door is broken, and had to be drilled shut to be secured. I can't use the front door, and need to rely on the garage door to go in and out.
It's infuriating that none of this happened on my terms, and people are telling me that I'm responsible for cost of damages. They keep saying "if there was a fire youd be grateful" and I get that, BUT THERE WAS NO FIRE. Plus, my door is operated by a keypad. Literally if ANYONE just called us asking for the code, there would be no problem. If this was an urgent situation (if they saw smoke, or if the walls conjoining my neighbor & my home were hot) then I would understand breaking in. But there was none of that.
I have no legal knowledge and I feel helpless. Can someone please tell me who should be held responsible in this situation?
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2023.03.21 18:32 Minimot123 I must defend my crosley, even when unprompted

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2023.03.21 18:28 Afro_Indian [SW] Twins buying for 369!

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2023.03.21 18:28 Pax280 An Affordable Coffee Scale That I Own and Like - What's Your Favorite High Quality, Bargain Priced Gear?

An Affordable Coffee Scale That I Own and Like - What's Your Favorite High Quality, Bargain Priced Gear?
When I first got into specialty coffee a few months back, I was stunned by the high prices of some of the favored gear.
$250 for a kettle? $200 for a coffee scale?
There had to be some decent performing products that students or a retiree like myself could afford. And of course there are. Many have been mentioned in Reddit.
I found and purchased two excellent variable temperature kettles I mentioned in another similarly titled post - both regularly priced in the $50 $56 range and one with a three year warranty. The other I got on sale for $26.00.
For a scale, I decided on a Greater Goods digital scale that I paid $29 for on Amazon but can be had for $24.95 on the Greater Goods Web site.
I bought it January 23rd and it has been fun to work with. The reading is almost instantaneous. The timer on the left is in orange and the weight on the right is in white in large, easy to read numbers. The timer counts up or down as desired.
It has 6 different units of measure but I only use grams and ounces. And, it is pretty.
I have had some worries. One time, a month or so so ago, the weight reading drifted down for no apparent reason. It never happened again. It does occasionally, a few seconds after the initial reading, pop up a tenth of a gram. More on this in a minute.
More seriously, last night during a pour, I turned the scale back on after it shutoff while I was fiddling with my new AeroPress. Instead of the normal display of 00.0, it displayed 88888, then switched to an error code. Switched batteries around, restarted several times - same results. I wasn't too worried - at least one Amazon reviewer said they had a problem and Greater Goods got them a new scale in two days. Still, having to guestimate my coffee for two days? Oh, how I've been spoiled.
Tried the scale in the morning and got the same results. Called the number on the Greater Goods Web site for their customer support center located in St. Louis. The HQ and design team is located there but, as usual, the product is made in China. Still, one reason I bought their gear is because I could get USA support.
I was on hold just for a minute when a rep answered the phone. She immediately told me the code meant unstable. Usually the scale was on an uneven surface, or one of the rubber feet on the bottom of the scale was missing - or the scale was broken.
I set the scale down, turned it on, and the effn thing worked!
Told the rep and she laughed and said it was because she was on the line.I asked her what would happen if it recurred. No worries she said. The scale is guaranteed for 5 years from date of purchase. If the tenth gram round up continued, they'd replace it for that too.
Bottom Line: I like the price and I like the warranty and I like the customer service.
From Greater Goods Web site.
Product Features:
An almost real time refresh rate Measures down to the tenth of the gram Tare function great for clearing the weight of coffee gear 6 different units of measurement Removable silicone cover protects from heat and spills, as well as being dishwasher safe Two color, high contrast display Timer that counts up and down Slick, matte-black aesthetic Protective groove protects components from spilled liquid
I came close to buying Coffee Gator and there were other reasonably priced scales but I got sick of shopping.
So, what's your favorite non-elite coffee gear that is affordable and good value?
Pax
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