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Rochester Red Wings

2016.05.15 20:59 xTradgedy Rochester Red Wings

Triple-A Minor League Team located in Rochester, New York. Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, the team's home is at Frontier Field.

2011.09.01 18:07 waynestate Wayne State University

A place to post links and stories relating to events and happenings in and around Wayne State University.

2012.07.08 04:23 BirminghamMI: Birmingham Michigan!

The Subreddit of *Birmingham, Michigan*, For those that wish to follow what's happening in and around their area and community.

2023.03.22 11:17 DarkBloodVengence 36F Hello. I’m from London, UK.

Hi. I won’t be making this overly long since no one seems to read this section. I’m from London. I work social media. Adult content social media work. A lot of people seems to think that’s not a real job or it’s some sort of red flag to do social media work. I also work at sport events when the company is in the UK or Abu Dhabi.
I’m getting old so it’s important for me to stretch every morning and also getting cardio in with a light workout. Being in pools is also one of my favorite things. I have a pretty small house. Just a living room with a bedroom. I’m a minimalist. Sorry for the lack of substance but if anyone’s able to hold a conversation and not send short messages back, I am usually quick with replying.
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2023.03.22 10:52 LitlotGaming (Repost) MCC (April Fools Event)

Scott said on MCCAS that if there was an MCC which was april fools themed the soundtracks would be played using a kazoo. What if we expand on that idea and actually make an april fools MCC. This will probably not happen and my ideas so far aren't the best so we could discuss and make it better. This will also be a non-cannon event cause the games are all different and would destroy the stats
• The teams
I thought it would be funny if the names were jumbled like Red Parrots or Blue Ocelots.
● The games
• Ace race
I didnt really have an idea for this but it would be funny if they all had like speed 15 or something like that.
• Battle box
Since it was funny the first time it was shown, Battle box with potion effects would be perfect for this event. The powerups they get could be permanent and enhanced potions like Speed 200 or jump boost 200.
• Build mart
I feel like it would be very funny if they could kill each others and go to each others bases and mess the other teams builds.
• TGTTOSAWY ( To Get To The Other Side And Whack Yourself)
Not a really big change but i thought that the only way you could finish the level is by whacking yourself.
• Parkour tag
There are 3 hunters and 1 runner with like 30 health and the hunters have wooden swords or something that deals less damage
• Coins of time
There is no sand and the way your timer goes up is by the coins you get. Each coin could give like 0.30 seconds or 0.25 seconds.
• Grid runners
I actually don't know what could make this game different. 😅
• Sky battle
I thought that if they all had knockback sticks it would be funny.
• Survival games
They actually play survival and then kill each other.
Everyone can see each other.
• Dodgebolt of course the fan favorite 20v20 dodgebolt
This event would be crazy but that's the point.
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2023.03.22 10:39 Senior-Register1077 Modernizing Traditional Indian Attire: Tips for Updating Old Sarees

Modernizing Traditional Indian Attire: Tips for Updating Old Sarees


Sarees are a traditional Indian garment that has been worn for centuries. They are versatile and can be styled. In today's world, where fashion is constantly evolving, sarees are also experiencing a transformation. With the help of modern styling techniques, it is now possible to update and modernise old sarees. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for modernising traditional Indian attire, specifically old sarees.

Add a Contemporary Blouse:

One of the easiest ways to update an old saree is to pair it with a contemporary blouse. I often pair traditional sarees, often pair traditional sarees with traditional blouses, but you can add a modern twist by pairing them with a stylish blouse. Some popular blouse styles include crop tops, off-shoulder tops, and event-shirts. You can also experiment with different fabrics and textures to create a unique look.

Drape the Saree Differently:

The way you drape your saree can also make a big difference in how modern it looks. There are many draping styles to choose from, and each one can give your saree a fresh and modern look. For example, you can try the dhoti-style drape, which involves draping the saree in a way that resembles a dhoti. This style is perfect for a modern, edgy look.

Add Statement Jewellery:

Statement jewellery can elevate any outfit, and sarees are no exception. You can add a modern touch to your saree by pairing it with bold, statement jewellery. Some popular options include chunky necklaces, oversized earrings, and stacked bangles. When selecting jewellery, choose pieces that compliment your saree and enhance its overall look.

Experiment with Accessories:

Accessories can make or break an outfit, and the same is true for sarees. You can add a modern touch to your saree by experimenting with different accessories. Some popular options include belts, scarves, and even hats. These accessories can help you create a unique look that reflects your personal style.

Add a Pop of Colour:

They often know traditional sarees for their bright and bold colours, but you can add a modern touch by adding a pop of colour to your saree. For example, you can pair a white saree with a bright red blouse, or a black saree with a neon green scarf. Adding a pop of colour can give your saree a modern, fresh look.

Play with Prints and Patterns:

Another way to modernise an old saree is to play with prints and patterns. They often know traditional sarees. They often know traditional sarees for their intricate designs and embroidery, but you can add a modern twist by selecting sarees with bold prints and patterns. Some popular options include geometric prints, animal prints, and even florals.

Mix and Match:

Gone are the days when sarees had to be worn in a traditional way. You can now experiment with different styles and mix and match sarees to create a unique look. For example, you can pair a silk saree with a denim jacket, or a cotton saree with a leather skirt. Mixing and matching sarees can help you create a modern, edgy look that is sure to turn heads.


Updating and modernising traditional Indian attire, specifically old sarees, can seem daunting, but with the tips outlined above, you can create a fresh and modern look. By experimenting with contemporary blouses, draping styles, accessories, and prints, you can create a unique look that reflects your personal style. Remember, there are no rules for sarees, so don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with your look!
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2023.03.22 10:37 HAL_9OOO Where to buy casual boots in Thailand? Something like clarks/red wings/vivobarefoots.

I'm having a hard time finding casual boots like desert boots in Thailand. Something that would still be good to wear in hot weather. Example
Any online shop in Thailand or any local brands you guys can recommend? Don't need something completely buy it for life like Red Wings, but couldn't hurt either.
Would like to get one of the vivobarefoots but the VAT getting them into Thailand will hurt :
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2023.03.22 10:25 ZygoteProducer Does anyone else feel like this game is unbalanced when it comes to gear, weapons and ammo?

Is it just me or does coming in heavily armored with a meta gun seem like a waste of time and resources that just inevitably slows you down?
My favorite thing to do right now is to come in light with a suppressed kedder plus leg ammo or 7.64SNB caliber weapon, and steal kits from fat chads. The TTK of the kedder with sp7 is .4 seconds, which rivals any gun in the game, yet it cost nothing to run. The TTK of SNB to the head is instantaneous, and the craft for SNB is dirt cheap as well as the fact that when you die all your ammo stays in your gamma.
In the event you die light, you almost always get everything back and it cost you nothing. You can play like a mad man taking ridiculous risk. With meta kit it’s easily 150k insurance and you only get stuff back 30-40% of the time while playing with a squad.
The TTK is so fast in this game that nearly every fight ends instantly, especially with head eyes. All that seems to matter anymore is who gets first shot. Strafing left and right to avoid getting camp sniped while moving to progress the map, only seems effective if you’re lightly geared.
Running while geared helps you avoid shots, but it also advertises to everyone where you are which gets you killed as well. So you end up walking which just gets you sniped in the face.
So do you just W key when you’re heavily geared and accept the fact that slow and light players hear you a mile out, and do you just accept your death upon ambush? Or do you just walk it out and accept your death upon ambush from someone who is camping routes, entryways, sniping or setting in a bush?
The other day I killed 2 guys who had zabralo’s and thermals. I did it with an SKS with one 35 round mag of BP and a red dot. The best armor in the game barely extends the TTK even when I come in with a 250k overall gear set which includes my weapon, and they’re bringing in 2 million rouble gear sets.
This game punishes you for spending more money on gear, and rewards you for spending less and being an a-hole with your play-style. I have 30 million loose roubles and a stash full of gear, all traders maxed, but it’s still only profitable to come in lightly geared if I’m constantly looking to pvp.
Do you just not waste money on insurance and keep trading out chad gear sets for new ones? I have a 50% survival rate, and at this point only play to pvp….
What am I missing with the gameplay loop here?
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2023.03.22 10:00 artonico I think im allowed to savescum for this. What the actual fuck??

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2023.03.22 09:59 Beast_Chips Terrible Advice Thread

A thread dedicated to terrible Rimworld advice; in other words, things we do all the time that we know are stupid, but keep doing it. I'll start:
  1. If I have no red warnings on the first visible page of my error log, regardless of number of mods, I'll go ahead and play without scrolling down.
  2. I mine any metal I find immediately, with no regard to colony wealth.
  3. Regardless of how late-stage my game is, I will always make a colonist drop whatever important thing they're doing to run across the map to grab that wooden spear from a cargo pod event, only to have it indefinitely sit in my storage.
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2023.03.22 09:56 darkveros DB needs help with equip upgrades

DB needs help with equip upgrades
Hi all!
F2P DB unsure of what to be saving/working towards in terms of equip progression.
Would appreciate any guidance/suggestions.
Thanks for helping!~

Current plans/ thoughts:
- Hat, Gloves, Estella Earrings -> Slowly get to 15% LUK with weekly union YCs
- Throw BC on Hat/ Gloves/ Emblem for tier-up or Katara for usable 2nd line
- Red/rainbow flame Hat; Black flame Dom/ Cape/ Shoes (not sure what's a good flame score for ACS if using 1% AS = 10 stat)
- Is it worth considering changing to Penombre Mark for the possibility for 22*, better flame, dawn boss set effect?
- Need help with rings - Currently most of my event rings are 1-line DR, so those below are my only ones for damage. Should I try to get a DKR?

Gonna slowly cube for 15% with union YCs

Also gonna union YC for 15%

Event U-pot scroll?

Placeholder till next event for Prem WA for Estella

Also gonna union YC for 15%

EQs not shown cos exceed 20 image limit:
Pink Holy Grail
+56 LUK/ +5WA/ +5% AS

22*, +48 LUK/ +6% AS
Pot: U 15%; Addpot: R 10WA

ACS Shoulder
17*, Pot: U 15%; Addpot: R 10WA

Fairy Heart
Pot: E 9%; Addpot: R 10WA
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2023.03.22 09:56 Moistythethird Downtime Activities and Encounters for Trollskull Alley

TL;DR: Looking for feedback on Downtime Activity Encounters made for Chapter 2 of W:DH I'm currently prepping for a Dragon Heist campaign with friends and found that Chapter 2 is kinda limited to two options: Faction work or Tavernkeeping (which half of my players don't enjoy either). So, I looked into Xanathar's Guide and found a new appreciation for the revised downtime activity mechanics it provides.
However, since the complications tables kinda suck, I plan to make my own encounter table for each downtime activity. I've only worked on the Summer encounter table so far but I plan to make the other three seasons that each highlight the villain's minions and the villain's effect on daily life in Waterdeep.
Downtime Activity Encounter DM Details
Buying a Magic Item The item you purchase has ornate motifs of sharp flames and fiendish figures engraved on its surface. That night, as you take your route home through winding streets, a man in scarlet robes and hood approaches you from the shadows. "You! You have something more valuable than you realize. I'll take it off your hands for twice the amount you paid for it. What do you say?" If the character accepts the offer, Arn Xalrondar (see pg. 88) fulfills his promises and pays the character double the item's price before fading back into the shadow. If followed with a DC 12 Investigation/stealth check, the character finds Arn heading to the Converted Windmill (see Dragon Season encounter 10) to drop off the item for the next cult meeting. If the character declines Arn's offer, the cult fanatic follows the character home- informing Seffia Naelryke (see pg. 88) what their next choice of action should be against the character.
Carousing During your carousing, a well-dressed elderly male tiefling approaches you and asks to buy you a drink. He introduces himself as Willifor and asks about your recent escapades and what you may know about a certain stone. His eyes stare into yours awaiting an answer. Willifor Crowelle was sent by Victoro to learn what the character knows about the Stone of Gollor. He uses his Read Thoughts ability to gain this insight or otherwise pays the character 25gp for information.
Crime While en route to enacting your scheme, you notice a masked woman in black and purple robes already sneaking into the spot. The look in her eyes appears to be full of determination. What do you do? If the character still goes through with the heist, they must compete against the Black Viper who makes the same three skill checks. Whoever rolls more success steals the valuables and escapes first. On a tie, half the loot is split. If the Black Viper fails all three skill checks, she still evades the guards, but not without an injury that the character can immediately recognize her with.
Gambling Just before you leave with your earnings for the night, a Tethyrian woman approaches you and offers one more game of chance. "My purse says 100gp is on the line, my friend. Shall we see who the devil favors more?" Seffia Naelryke (see pg. 88) uses an invisible Imp to help her cheat on her gambling endeavors. A DC 15 perception check will reveal the fiend cheating if the character decides to play. Once revealed, both the Imp and the cultist attempt to flee to the Converted Windmill with whatever winnings they've already made. Otherwise, whoever gets the most success in the skill checks wins the pot.
Pit Fighting After your exhausting bouts of the week, the betting croupier walks in to greet you. "Hey mate, I hear ya doing great out there in the ring. But for legal reasons, I am to inform you of the next match. So, basically, your next opponent is well-known for accidentally killing fighters in the ring. But since the brick is some bodyguard for House Cassalanter, things like that seem to be only a minor setback in court. For your safety, I am informing you that you don't have to opt into the match, but also know the bets are high for this guy. So whaddya say?" The character's next opponent is actually one of the disguised bearded devils from Cassalanter Villa. A DC 15 perception check will allow the character to notice its beard writhing as they fight in the ring. Have the character and the bearded devil make contesting skill checks for the fight. If the character wins, they add an additional 100gp to their pit fighting results of the week. If they fail all their checks, they gain a major injury from the DMG.
Crafting an Item While purchasing materials needed for your item, you overhear two old tinkerers talking with each other in an aisle. "Did you hear about the dancing construct all the nobles are talking about?" One asks. The other replies, "Yeah, it's totally overrated! I heard it only knows like three dances at best. You'd think with today's magic being able to make walking giants, someone would put some art into their craft." "I'll say, especially considering all the money the Cassalanters probably paid for it. Those carnies don't know squat when it comes to real magic. Anyway, does this rash look infected to you?" At which point you decide to drop out of the eavesdropping. The conversation is referring to the Nimblewright found in Cassalanter Villa (see pg. 122 C14).
Religious Service You help prepare for a wedding service between a scion of House Rosznar and House Margaster. Initiating the Wedding is none other than Victorio Cassalanter- the richest noble in the city. Just before the ceremony begins, however, a noble lady approaches you. "I heard of your escapades in saving Renaer Neverember, and hope you can help another noble. This wedding cannot be commenced and I will pay you 200gp to make it happen. Are you in?" Esvele Rosznar uses this disruption as an act of rebellion against her parents and to help her cousin who is in love with another man. Disrupting the marriage can include misplacing the wedding rings, destroying the bride's dress, or anything else that would dishonor wedding traditions. Doing so without getting caught may require stealth or sleight-of-hand checks (DC 15). The character then gains the 100gp and Esvele as an ally while also gaining one hostile contact if caught. If the character declines, they gain an additional favor on top of their religion check but gain an enemy of the Black Viper.
Research In your research, you come across old articles and records of one House Cassalanter. Do you wish to look deeper? The character comes across Cassalanter Lore (see pg. 116)
Sell a Magic Item After some research and advertising, you find a buyer who's ready to meet you in the Southern Ward in his traveling wagon. However, as you are about to close the deal, a spiky-winged creature swoops up the item and flies to the rooftops, What do you do? The creature is a Spined Devil sent by Seffia Naelryke (see pg. 88) to undermine the potential threat of the character searching for the stone. If the fling devil escapes the chase, it lands at the Converted Windmill (see encounter 10).
Scribe a Spell Scroll While scribing your scrolls for the week, you hear a knock at the door. An upright tiefling woman in flowing red robes and spectacles stands before you. "How do you do? I heard from your neighbors that you are good at scribing scrolls. Are you capable of scribing a scroll of "Protection from Evil and Good?" If so, my master can pay you 50gp by the end of the week." What is your response? "Laiba Rosse (see pg. 117) was sent by Victoro to purchase a scroll from a buyer unaffiliated with the Watchful Order of Magist and Protectors. They need it in case of unforeseen events in regard to celestials, fiends, or undead that may arise in one of their dark ceremonies. However, if asked why she needs the scroll, she says the young masters (Terenzio and Elzerina) are training in the arcane arts and need a hands-on example of an abjuration spell that doesn't incite violence. Laiba is true to her word and provides the character 30gp for the scroll."
Training While on your way to your training, you see a portly male tiefling throw out a young man in a chef uniform outside a noble's villa. "You incompetent troglodyte! If I ever see you come near this kitchen or my knives again, consider yourself chopped up and served for dinner instead!" He then throws what's left of a tattered apron, whipping the chef's face. The tiefling then slams the gates shut as the young man weeps before standing up and walking away. The young chef was thrown out for misplacing his own cooking utensils and attempting to use Jandar Chergoba's (see pg.117). To work for such a noble house was the biggest point for the chef's career, but now it's been squandered.
Work One day while working at your job, an elderly tiefling woman wearing a long black gown with a headdress and black tassels walks into your store. She asks for ingredients and supplies catering toward the more alchemical sort of your store supplies. she looks at you for a moment with a scowl before purchasing her items and leaving. Tissina Khyret (see pg. 117) purchases ingredients and items needed for Ammalia's plan for Founder's Day. A DC 20 Nature check or proficiency in a Poisoner's kit will reveal the potential of a poisonous concoction being made.
For Summer, I'm using the theme of money as a way to keep social influence or gain fame.
Mechanically, chases work similarly to blades in the dark where contestants just make skill checks until one creature gains three successes in order to simplify chase sequences and highlight character skills. In addition, NPC contacts that characters make while Carousing become points players can use to say whether an NPC they meet is already friendly towards them.
I would love to hear feedback on whether or not this type of prep work is viable/useful and how it could be improved. I'm taking heavy inspiration from games like "The Yawhg" and "Monster Prom" for design purposes.
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2023.03.22 09:32 Cousin_Rabid Did this hurt LotD’s place in the zeitgeist?

I’m talking about a lack of iconic and eye catching moments in the game. Now most of us know that the game released at the end of the PS1 cycle. This is true and probably the biggest thing to hurt the game but I also think a lack of Iconic imagery and moments ensured that the game wasn’t well remembered.
I’m going to do a lot of comparisons to FF7 so if that annoys you I’m giving fair warning.
FF7 has so many Iconic moments and characters that even me who hasn’t actually played the game knows a ton about just based on the cool imagery.
•Cloud has a massive 6 foot sword called the buster sword. It’s a striking image and despite not playing the game I know his Sword’s appearance and name. Dart by comparison doesn’t have a specific sword. He has a basic sword and can get new ones as the game goes on. There’s no story behind the sword or striking design with it. It’s just a very basic red broadsword. You might roll your eyes at this but these little details do a lot to make an iconic character. Everyone from Kratos, to Dante, to Kain, to Frodo, etc has their own iconic sword. It blows my mind that this wasn’t done in LotD. It would have gone a long way to make the character stand out giving him a unique and badass weapon with it’s own unique abilities and lore. They came up with 11,000 years of history for the world but nothing for the main character’s weapon? Blasphemy.
•Sephiroth is a villain with a striking design. Everything from the color scheme, to the one wing, to the 7 foot Katana. It gives a memorable image and his place in the story is just as important as Cloud’s. LoD by comparison has no main villain for most the game. It has several villains that constantly change as the story goes along. There’s Frugal, then Doel, then Lloyd, then Zeig with a bunch of minor villains sprinkled between ending with Melbu Frahma who is absent through most of the story and is mostly an unknown entity. He doesn’t build up much of an adversarial relationship with Dart so he can never really be the great villain he otherwise could be. His design is okay but nothing about it makes me want to know more about this person like Sephiroth. Some people say a story is only as good as it’s villain and while I don’t completely agree a story does lose something special without a strong villain to drive the hero forward. LoD dividing it’s story with so many forgettable villains hurts it in the long run.
•There isn’t a lot that is wholly unique about the world of LoD as a whole and it in many ways fails to have it’s own identity. Dart is clearly inspired by Cloud, the lore is taken from European and Norwegian folklore, the colored team of armored warriors are taken from Japanese series like Power Rangers and others, even the concept of dragoons have appeared as early as Final Fantasy 2 and D&D. The game has dozens of inspirations that come together to make something cool but nothing that stands on it’s own as it’s own unique concept or idea. Without something it’s own to stand on it gives the impression to potential buyers that it’s just a generic turn based RPG.
•Dart shouldn’t have been based on Cloud. FF7 had just come out. It made no sense to make the Protagonist of your game so closely resemble such a recent character that exists in the same genre of game. The annoying part is the slightest change could have completely fixed this. Heschel is Dart’s Grandfather. Give Dart slightly darker hair and skin to resemble his mother more. Problem solved. His character designed just further reminded people of FF7 and gave the impression it was a ripoff.
Anyway what do y’all think? Would these changes have help the game sell better and be overall better remembered today? Tell me if you agree or disagree.
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2023.03.22 09:30 AutoModerator India tour

Destination Covered New Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Goa


Day 01: Arrive New Delhi

On arrival Incredible Tour To India representative shall meet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

Enjoy full day city tour covering Laxmi Narayan Temple – The Place of Gods, India Gate – The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House – The Government Headquarters, Jama Masjid – The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort – The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial – The memoir of father of the nation beside these some other places to visit are – Qutub Minar Complex and Humayun’s Tomb. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Delhi to Agra

Today we shall drive you to Agra. Agra is 205 kilometers away from Delhi and take 5 hours drive to reach. Arrive in Agra and check in into hotel. Later, we shall take you for a city tour covering -Taj Mahal – a poem written in white marble, the most extravagant monument ever built for love, Red Fort – a visit to the fort in ‘Agra’ is a must since so many of the events which lead to the construction of the Taj took place here, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb – The tomb is of particular interest since many of its design elephants overshadow the Taj. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Agra to Jaipur

Early morning, drive to Jaipur. The city is 235 kilometers away from Agra and take 5 hours drive to reach. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri (Old Deserted town of Mughal Dynasty) and its monuments which include Jama Masjid, The Buland Darwaza, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. Arrive in Jaipur and check into the hotel. Later relax in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur

Today morning we shall take you for a tour to Amer Fort. Take joy ride on Elephant (presently Elephant Ride closed at Amber Fort for the time being). Afternoon enjoy city tour covering City Palace – occupies a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens & buildings and a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Royal Observatory – An observatory with some rare qualities to its credit, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli, and the Bazaar etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur to Goa

In the morning, you’ll be transferred to airport to board connecting flight for Goa. On arrival in Goa met our representative and get transferred to your Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Goa

In the morning, enjoy half day sightseeing tour of Old Goa. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Goa

Full day relax by the poolside/Beach. Overnight stay.

Day 09: Goa Departure

Morning is at leisure. In the evening, you’ll be transferred to the airport to board connecting flight for your onward destination.
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2023.03.22 09:16 Thetrendyfeeds At least 13 dead after earthquake jolts Afghanistan, Pakistan

At least 13 dead after earthquake jolts Afghanistan, Pakistan
At least 13 dead after earthquake jolts Afghanistan, Pakistan
On March 22, 2023, a powerful earthquake struck Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving at least 13 people dead and several others injured. The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.2, struck at a depth of 10 kilometers and was centered in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The tremors were felt in major cities including Kabul, Peshawar, and Islamabad.
The Impact of the Earthquake
According to reports, the earthquake caused significant damage to buildings and infrastructure in the affected areas. In Pakistan, several buildings collapsed, trapping people underneath the rubble. Rescue teams have been dispatched to the area to assist in the search and rescue efforts.
Response from the Government
The governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan have declared a state of emergency in the affected areas and have promised to provide all necessary assistance to those affected by the earthquake. Relief efforts are underway, and authorities are working to ensure that those injured receive medical attention.
The Importance of Preparedness
This earthquake serves as a reminder of the importance of being prepared for natural disasters. Governments and individuals alike should take steps to ensure that they are ready to respond to earthquakes and other natural disasters. This includes developing emergency response plans, having adequate supplies of food and water on hand, and ensuring that buildings are constructed to withstand seismic activity.
The Need for International Assistance
In addition to the efforts of local authorities, international assistance may also be necessary to assist in the relief efforts. The United Nations has already offered its support, and other countries in the region may also provide aid to the affected areas.
The earthquake that struck Afghanistan and Pakistan on March 22, 2023, serves as a reminder of the destructive power of natural disasters. It is important for individuals and governments to be prepared for such events, and for the international community to offer its support in times of need.
How common are earthquakes in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Both countries are located in a seismically active region and experience earthquakes fairly regularly.
What steps can individuals take to prepare for earthquakes?
Individuals can develop emergency response plans, have adequate supplies of food and water on hand, and ensure that buildings are constructed to withstand seismic activity.
What is the United Nations doing to assist in the relief efforts?
The United Nations has offered its support to the affected areas and is working to coordinate international aid efforts.
How long will it take for the affected areas to recover from the earthquake?
The recovery process can vary depending on the extent of the damage, but it may take several months or even years for affected areas to fully recover.
How can people donate to assist in the relief efforts?
People can donate to reputable organizations such as the Red Cross or UNICEF, which are providing aid to the affected areas.
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2023.03.22 09:13 duddlered The Big Oof! Volume 1 Chapter 30: Half Truths

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“Before the first records of history, the realm of mortals was ruled by a slew of unholy and demonic monstrosities only known as the old ones.” The Oracle said as the group approached the massive mural in the back of the temple.
Looking up both Bennett and Elijah couldn’t help but gawk like tourists and marvel at the masterful artwork displayed on the wall. Tylas was depicted with a commanding presence, holding a bleeding heart in one hand and pointing his two-pronged spear towards what appeared to be a baptismal pool. Surrounding him were what looked like common folk, kneeling and praying in reverence or offering their gifts of bread.
However, their gaze was interrupted when Azeline sent a sharp jab into Elijah’s ribs with her elbow and shot him a glare as a reminder of why they were there.“Hurry up and do whatever you’ve come here to do you fool!” She hissed in a hushed tone.
Just as Elijah dug into his pocket to grab his bio scanner, the hobbling Oracle spun around with open arms. “And these vile and wretched beings only sought the souls of mortals to fuel their never-ending machinations for power, damning whomever they consume to oblivion!” He said, looking up towards the interior of the dome.
Yanking his hands out of his pocket before the oracle saw him, Elijah nervously looked up to see what the old man was looking at. His face contorted in confusion when he only saw the untouched surface of the ceiling, and brought his hand back into his pocket.
BUT! As the ages passed, those wretched thing’s ambitions only fattened along with their festering arrogance!” The Oracle bellowed, causing Elijah to stiffen once more. “Not even the souls of the damned could saite their infernal hunger!” The man slammed his hands down on a podium that was just in front of the pool of water. “They FLOGGED the world with their wars! Bringing nothing but butchery and destruction to the mortal realms!” he spoke with a gurgling venom as he described the unimaginable horrors their ancestors endured.
Feeling as if the oracle was yelling at them, Bennett and Elijah cringed while the elder man frother at the mouth. Used to this type of sermon, Azeline just inwardly sighed and waited for the most opportune time to interject and possibly divert the old man's attention away from them, but it seemed the old man was just too into his sermon.
“And in this time of darkness and despair… Rose a beacon of hope; Tylas! He and his peers were the first to strike down one of those false gods and claim its soul for themselves!”. The oracle continued his tale, his voice growing with excitement as turned around and gestured towards the Mural once more.
Seeing an opportunity had presented itself, Elijah bent over and brought his device just to the edge of the pool of water and allowed it to start scanning while the Oracle continued giving his oration. "With their found power, a new Pantheon was born and together, they banished the Old Ones from the mortal realms to never return! Long gone were the days of servitude! Long gone were the days where we forfeited our lives! Our souls!” Elijah’s eyes narrowed as his bio scanner displayed a green light, signaling that whatever was in the pool showed signs of a large population of whatever pathogen was plaguing the town.
Leaning his head back and letting out a cathartic sigh, a small tear fell from the old man’s eyes as he felt a surge of reverence. "And there… The heart of all Aethari. The symbol of his gift. A symbol of strength… A symbol of hope.” His hands came down slowly as she shuddered. “It serves as a reminder that Tylas had given back to us what was stolen… our souls." The oracle slowly spun around, his expression proud. "And that is why we, the oracles of Tylas, exist. For we shepherd generations yet towards the path of righteousness.”
Jabbing Bennett in the ribs with his elbow, Elijah subtly showed him his device displaying the amount of pathogens that was in the pool. “We found our contaminated source,” he said in hushed whispers.
Looking over at the device, Bennett's eyebrows raised in surprise that this town’s place of worship was actually the hotspot. "This is worrying," he said, a hint of alarm creeping into his voice. "I highly doubt the population has been shitting in here, so that means…" He trailed off a bit and went silent.
“It means someone intentionally contaminated the pool.” Elijah finished for him, narrowing his eyes. “I have no idea who’s insidious enough to poison somewhere where people pray, but we’re also not exactly in tune with the geopolitics of this world.” He whispered while scratching the side of his face.
Bennett simply gave a grim nod in agreement, "But how do we deal with this? Seeing how this dude reacted,” he pointed his entire hand at the oracle who was still orating, “we can’t exactly be like ‘oh ya, your shits fucked up sorry.” He replied.
The two men shared a difficult look when Azeline jabbed Bennett in the ribs, causing the engineer to wince and pain and look up to see the oracle staring at them. "Is everything alright, young men?" He asked with a stern look on his face.
With swimming eyes, Bennett flushed and tried to come up with an excuse on the spot. "Ahh.. yes. We were just wondering how this pool of water holds significance to uhh, Tylas’ glory." He replied, straightening up. Closing his eyes briefly to fight off the desire to pinch the bridge of his nose, Elijah simply nodded along in agreement, "Yes… We noticed how his wondrous spear was pointing towards the pool, and we couldn’t help but ask why."
Having dealt with the youth all his life, the Oracle gave a magnanimous smile. He was used to the fact young men’s attention spans were prone to wandering, but he was more than happy to answer any questions they had.
However, just as the Oracle opened his mouth to answer, a strange feminine voice emanated from one of the strange men’s chest.”Whose GLORY?” Elijah was full of panic when he tried to grab at the psychotic little fairy as she managed to unzip his pocket and darted out towards Bennett.
“Are you talking about those idiot useless LOSER brothers Tylas and Darden!?” Yana yelled, hovering in front of Bennett’s face. “You know those… those FUCKING idiots decided to lie and claim MY achievements for their own!?” She continued with her hands on her hips.
Everyone had their eyes open in complete shock as Yana stuck her finger out and jammed it into Bennett’s cheek. “I was the one who trapped that Old One, I was the one to take its soul and it was ME who shared the knowledge with others!” Yana punctuated each point by jabbing her finger into Bennett's cheek. “And what did those stupid Aethari whelplings do!? Get slapped around like IDIOTS while swinging their stupid spears around like stupid FUCKS!!“ She spat out hatefully.
Her little chest rose and fell rapidly as she shot a heated glare at the Engineer, absolutely furious the words ‘Glory’ and ‘Tylas’ were uttered in the same sentence together. Meanwhile, everyone in the temple was deathly quiet as they all struggled to regain their composure, taken aback by her sudden outburst.
Elijah stood there with hung shoulders with his hand smothering his face while a crazy cocktail of emotions flowed through him, each of them negative. Azeline, on the other hand, was standing ramrod straight as her eyes were so wide open they looked as if they were bulging out. She was in a state of utter disbelief and fear at the turn of events, never in her life would she have thought she would be in this psychotic situation.
Her eyes slowly and hesitantly jerked over towards the Oracle and saw the man pointing at the Vanir with a flapping mouth and shaking limbs. “Y-Y-Yo-You!! YOU VILE THING! YOU BLASPHEMER! YOU HERETIC!” The old man screamed in a high pitched voice. “A mere PIXIE dare utter such! SUCH SACRILEGE!!” He frothed at the mouth.
PIXIE!?” Yana shreeked as her face contorted in uncontrolled rage. “I am the great Yanaiyániuoa! You dare mistake the Goddess of magic and ALL Fae during the Autumn Solstice with a mere PIXIE!?!?” Turning her head to Elijah, she pointed at him “ELI! KILL HIM!!” She demanded.
The Oracle scoffed and opened his mouth to let out another round of insults when his face froze. He finally noticed the elemental breeze flowing from its head, the pulsating violet blur as its wings and the glow of its eyes… That was no pixie.
“By Tylas… you’re a… a…” The oracle stuttered in fear. “VANIR!!!” He screamed as loud as he could as he stumbled towards the group. “KNIGHTS! KNIGHTS HELP! GET THE DEACON! HELP ME!!!” He shouted as he ran towards the group and the grand doors.
Elijah’s eyes went wide as the yell echoed throughout the temple, he immediately looked behind him to see why such a frail man would advance towards them and saw the doors were still slightly open from when they first arrived. “FUCK!” He cursed as he and Bennett bolted forward to silence the elder man. Bennett grabbed his left arm and tried to shove it behind his back while Elijah started twisting the Oracles wrist and used his body weight to try to control him.
However, even though they both were much stronger than the old man, anyone with a lot of adrenaline coursing through them was a bitch to handle. “THERE’S A- OOF!” The old man was only able to struggle for a second before Elijah sent a vicious blow to his face stunning him. All three of them went stumbling to the ground as the Oracle’s legs gave out from underneath him causing everyone to scramble back on top of him. “A VA- ACK!” The oracle tried to finish what he was screaming about, but Elijah went around his neck locking him into a rear naked choke.
“BY THE GODS! OH HEAVENS!” Azeline yelled in complete distraught while clutching her head. Never in her life had she been so conflicted as to what to do as she watched all three of them roll around the ground while the oracle yelled in terror and flailed his arms. Should she help her companions? Should she help the oracle and pray the more than likely knights would be lenient with her? Or should she just simply flee? Suddenly the same Vanir that had caused the situation had zoomed past and placed her tiny hands on the Oracle head as he began to lose consciousness.
“H-Hold his head still!” She ordered, understanding the gravity of the situation. But just as she said that, the oracle’s arm flopped limply to the side as his eyes stared vacantly in the air. Yana then massed a large portion of her remaining power and concentrated in order to cast a powerful mind spell she had stolen from the Old Ones.
Elijah loosened his strangle hold in an effort to not kill the old man when a flash of violet nearly blinded him. “Argh!” He moaned as he and Bennett pushed themselves to their knees standing above the unconscious Oracle.
Suddenly the faint noise of an aggravated sigh came from the large Temple doors as they swung open. “Yes, Oracle? What do you want-” The knight's voice stopped as he saw the Deacon’s guests were hovering over the collapsed and limp body of the Oracle “Now…” Silence reigned as both parties stared at each other for a moment before the Oracle suddenly started violently spasming as if he was having a seizure.
“H-Hurry and get the deacon!” Elijah suddenly yelled, pointing at the door. “Quickly now! He collapsed!”
The Knight’s eyes went wide as he nervously took a step back “Y-yes! Yes sir! Right away!” He responded and started to run. Luckily, the knight didn’t even notice Yana’s tiny head sticking over Elijah’s shoulder as they stumbled out of the door in a dead sprint.
Not having the time to be satisfied with his quick thinking, Elijah quickly turned his attention back to the Oracle and watched as he convulsed and writhed violently. The rest of the group stood in confusion, unsure of what to do or how to help while they looked at each other nervously.
“Ah… ahahaha. Oops…” Yana laughed nervously. “I think I used too much mana.” She admitted, causing everyone’s heads to immediately turn towards her.
Each and every single one of them looked at her with disbelief as they struggled to grasp the insanity that had just unfolded. But before anyone could say anything, the Oracle suddenly tensed up with his back arched in an exaggerated way before falling limp back onto the ground. Again the group exchanged nervous and confused glances before Elijah cautiously reached out and checked the old man's pulse with his fingers.

“He’s uh… he’s dead.” The medic said flatly.
Bennett nervously ran his hand over the side of his head and pulled at his shaggy hair as he glanced nervously towards the door. "Umm… so...what do we do now?" Azeline asked, speaking up for the group as they all looked towards Elijah.
Elijah covered his mouth with his hands and kept for a while staring at the Oracle's body. The man finally let out a deep sigh as his hand dragged down his growing unkept beard before looking up at the ceiling, muttering a single word, "Why."
Taking a deep breath and standing up, shaking his head. "I guess we should just go with; he collapsed after we came to inspect the temple for contamination." Elijah shrugged, offering little reassurance to the others. “I dunno man, I got nothin’ else.”
Seeing their only source of bullshit completely stumped, silence once again filled the entire temple until it was broken by the sounds of distant yelling and clanks of metal feet just outside the temple. Realizing they had no more time to prepare, the group did what they could to muster their courage in order to keep a straight face.
Elijah knew he was going to have to be the one to do all the talking and bullshiting, so he took a deep breath and looked over to yana who was sitting on his shoulder. “Get in and keep quiet, I might be able to get us out of this.” He ordered and opened his pocket wide. “Can you do that thing again where you fry someone's brain?” He asked as the fairy floated down and pulled herself in.
Yana paused and put a finger to her head. “I can probably do it one more time, but then I’ve exhausted everything I have…” She admitted. “After the binding ritual, you two kind of took everything I have left.”
Bringing his fist to his mouth, the man thought for a second. If worst comes to worst, they’d be able to fry the Knight Captain and snag the Deacon as a hostage in order to make their escape.
“The moment I let you out, you beeline for the one in armor.” he said, looking down at the small being as she nodded her head.
With a plan of action and a contingency plan, Elijah turned around towards the grand double doors with a renewed sense of confidence. However, his confidence was short lived as he saw the individuals that came running in. A certain 6 foot, heavily armed and armored ‘Demigod’ came sauntering in with his magnificent blonde hair swaying with each step.
“Shit shit shit shit shit shit.” Elijah cursed under his breath.
It seemed if this went sour, they were really going to see if the man was a Demigod or not.
"Master Eli-jah!" Theodius called out, his eyes alight with excitement as he rushed over to the group. "Master Eli-jah, what's happened here?" He knelt down mid stride and slid next to the body, his gaze fixated on the fallen Oracle. "Pray tell, what might we be able to learn from this!?" The deacon asked eagerly, eagerly awaiting Elijah's insights.
Elijah took a step back, looking uncomfortable and bewildered, as Theodius rushed over to the group with excitement written all over his face. Salvanius and Rhea were right behind him, but Salvanius let out a sigh of frustration after he watched Theodius' reaction. “Brother, now is not the time for your strange obsessions!” He snapped.
Seeing her lieges reaction Rhea quickly kneeled down and placed a hand on Theodius' shoulder and tried to calm him down. "Deacon, we need to focus on what's important here. Let's see if we can help the Oracle." she said in a soothing voice.
Turning his head back at Rhea with a Dejected look, Theodius let out a sigh and moved his hand to the Oracle's face. “Hmm…” He murmured while opening the old man’s mouth and yanking on his tongue.
Not understanding what the Deacon was doing, Elijah’s disturbed and confused look deepened as he watched the oracles head jerk forward with a particularly hard pull before his head slammed back down onto the floor. “What the… Th-Theo- I mean your Holiness, he’s already dead.” The medic stuttered.
Theodius' excitement spiked again as his head swiftly snapped towards Elijah with Eyes ablaze. “He’s dead? How do you know? What tests have you developed to check for true death?.” The man shotgunned questions causing the subject of his interest to slowly recoil away further. “How do you make a diagnosis! YOU MUST TELL ME!”
Salvanius clicked his tongue, “BROTHER, PLEASE! FOCUS!” He shouted in frustration.
Looking between her Liege and the Deacon anxiously, Rhea quickly knelt down and put her hands around his shoulders. “Y-your holiness, please. We can indulge your curiosity after we finish.” She said, helping the man stand to his feet. “I shall even see to it that your every question be answered.” She said, shooting Elijah a look.
Theodius nodded, looking momentarily remorseful. "Of course, I apologize. I simply got carried away," he said, composing himself. "It’s not often I’m in the presence of a man more learned than myself. Regardless, let's focus on finding out what caused the Oracle's collapse."
Nodding in satisfaction, Salvanius felt his frustration dissipate. "Good good. I apologize for raising my voice brother." he said before glancing at Elijah. “Now, you said the Oracle had already passed?”
Taken aback by the strange scene in front, Elijah simply nodded and explained his findings. "Yes, we can confirm death if the heart is no longer beating," he said. He was about to elaborate on the idea of brain death and the time frame that typically occurs after the heart stops beating, but he decided against it. The Oracle simply knew too much to be worth raising any suspicion that there was a chance of resuscitation.
Rhea furrowed her brows. "That makes sense… The heart IS the most important part of the body.” She spoke to herself with her arms folded. “But did he collapse?" The Knight Captain asked, looking up at Elijah. “He was rather old and somewhat sickly, but he seemed fine earlier in the day when I last saw him.” Salvanius chimed in, his tone laced with suspicion, "Yes, I agree, For him to just collapse and die like that seems rather peculiar…” He said, rubbing his smooth chin. “. What business did you have with Oracle in the first place?" Salvanius asked, looking at Elijah inquisitively.
Bennett and Azeline shifted nervously in the background as they eyed the two large doors, plotting their escape plan in case they had to flee. Elijah quickly inhaled a deep breath, knowing full well they were in a dangerous position and their lives hung in the balance of how well he could bullshit. "Well, we were only here to ask him a few questions, but he ended up having an impassioned sermon about the virtues of Tylas after he learned we were foreigners." Elijah explained while shrugging. “I’m not quite sure why he collapsed, but he seemed quite sluggish and unsteady when we first came in.” He tried to make it sound like he wasn’t quite sure why the Oracle collapsed.
Rhea removing her helmet, Rhea revealed her striking features and long black hair tied in a bun as she stared at Elijah with a stern expression. "You're telling me that's all that happened? You merely asked the Oracle a few questions?” She asked with a piercing gaze. “Your task was to uncover the source of the Miasma, not take a tour of the temple. What type of questions could you have possibly had for the Oracle?" Rhea continued with a skeptical tone, clearly not content with Elijah's answer. "It's concerning that a healthy man suddenly died right after you spoke with him. Why would a foreign visitor take an interest in our patron Lord?”
Seeing Salvanius’ eyes start to narrow as his hand rested on the pommel of his sword, Elijah felt the conversation had started to turn for the worst. It was obvious these people weren’t stupid since they were a part of literally this world's version of the inquisition and had potentially years of hunting down heretics or whatever. But it also wasn’t like he had much to work with in the first place.
“Look, we weren’t here for pleasure, but every source of water in the town is clean and this place was the logical conclusion for possible contamination.” Elijah defended himself and rested his hand on his chest, right next to the zipper. “This place has a water source, so we came to check it out.”
Salvanius' expression hardened as he listened to Elijah's explanation. "You… You dare!?” He barked out. “Barge into these sacred grounds and utter such… such HERETICAL accusations!?”
Just before Rhea opened her mouth to voice her agreement, she paused and furrowed her brow as her eyes glanced over at the body on the ground.
Ignoring Rhea’s reaction completely, Salvanius gripped his sword tightly and stepped forward with fury on his face. "The Oracle was nothing but a SAINT to me and my Knights! And you dare accuse him and these hallowed halls of containing corruption!?" The Demigod’s voice became dangerous, sending a chill down Elijah's spine.
Rhea’s eyes shot up to Elijah while he slowly retreated from the bellowing Demigod with a difficult look on her face. She didn’t want to believe it, but she couldn’t help but remember how adamant the Oracle was for her and the rest of her knights to pause and take part in a divine ritual where they consumed this temple's holy water. Rhea of course refused the lowly Oracle's attempts at Ingratiating himself tremendously above his station, but there were still a few of her men and women that took him up on his offer.
And every single one of them lay sick with the miasmatic plague in the makeshift hospital…
Glaring at Elijah intensely, Salvanius' face soured further when he finally noticed the odd mana that was lingering in the air. “I’d also like an explanation as to why I sense traces of magic only used by the most powerful Mages in the air.” The scowl on the Demigod’s face deepened as he slowly drew his sword.
Seeing the situation rapidly deteriorate, Theodius stood there flabbergasted, unsure what to do.
On one hand he wanted nothing more to cast Elijah a life line, so sure the man had no involvement with whatever befell this old man. However, never in his life could he go against his brother, especially when it came to his sacred duty of stamping out corruption and protecting Tylas’ faithful.
Elijah's right hand gradually moved towards the back of his waist, while his left hand firmly clasped the zipper that housed Yana. It appeared that they were going to test if a 'Demigod' could die just like everyone else. However, he still had the added benefit of plausible deniability and he could still make one last effort at deflecting blame. “Your uh, holiness. I can easily prove my innocence.” He said with confidence.
The look of interest flashed across Salvanius' face as he narrowed his eyes at Elijah. “Make your case mortal, or I shall have you burned at the stake.” He said with venom in his voice.
“It’s simple, all you have to do is ask those who are sick if they drank from this pool or not.” Elijah said absolute confidence. “And ask those who are still healthy, if they did not.” He finished, returning Salvanius glare with conviction.
Doubt momentarily clouded Salvanius' vision as he looked down in thought, but he looked up in rage. “LIAR-”
“My lord!” Rhea spoke up, cutting the Demigod off, causing him to snap his head towards her. With that statement from Elijah, Rhea had made her decision and looked Salvanius dead in the eyes.
“My lord, I believe there's… there’s a great deal of merit in his words.”

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2023.03.22 09:08 xyx0826 [S20 Spoilers] A play-by-play breakdown of the week 4 cutscene

Heavy seasonal spoilers ahead.
I rewatched this week's cutscene and noticed a lot of tiny details, so here is my breakdown of notable events in the cutscene. All timestamps are from this video.
My thoughts:
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2023.03.22 08:32 MLPorsche this is a hottake: AMLO is a textbook fascist

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2023.03.22 08:17 SignedSyledDelivered Ayahuasca was gentle, loving, incredible Shrooms was a wiiiiild, mindbending ride.

A couple months ago, I went on an ayahuasca retreat in South America. The flight tickets were crazy expensive, the retreat was affordable but still pretty pricey. But it was really worth it.
I had a beautiful experience with mother ayahuasca, where I got lost in the beauty of the colourful geometrical and fractal patterns that went on with both eyes closed and eyes opened. Everyone seemed incredibly beautiful to me, radiant, hopeful, wonderful. I wandered (in my mind) into a magical forest that sparkled in green and gold, with actual orbs and sparkles floating gently by. Someone whispered in my ears, "You're always welcome to rest here". I felt an incredible sense of peace and safety, and I felt unconditionally loved and completely accepted, something I had not experienced in real life before. I was so moved I cried.
The tears led to waves of sorrow, as I relived and processed past traumatic memories. I felt so sad, so resentful, and so broken as I wept. But at the same time, I felt loved. I was going through the pain and sorrow of the past from a place of complete acceptance and safety, and it made so much difference in how I re-experienced things. I kept remonstrating with my mother about why she didn't protect me, and realised the resentment did not stem from anger. It stemmed from sadness and a sense of rejection. I just kept crying, until eventually, the sorrow lifted. My heart was light again.
I also couldn’t stop yawning for an hour or so, time didn’t really matter then. I was soooo tired and I yawned so hard, I felt the wind sail right into my soul. Then I understood, from someone, something, somewhere, that I was a leopard in my past life. I was a leopard, who had gone through incredible battles. This leopard spirit just wanted to rest, and that was why I had been so lethargic, nearly every day, for so many years. I wanted my lethargy gone, but that would require waking the leopard up, bringing it to its full intensity.
“Are you sure you want it to awake? Perhaps you are afraid of what would happen when it does.” Someone asked. It was probably me, asking myself, but I can’t remember how the voice sounded in my head.
That’s when I realised that I was holding on, in some measure, to the lethargy. That perhaps, the lethargy was a convenient, familiar, comfortable shelter. I didn’t have to do much, I didn’t have to try. I didn’t have to fail at anything. I didn’t need to put in effort. The thought of the leopard’s spirit awakening, of intensity and passion filling my soul, of going at things at full strength and determination - that scared me. Could I have the energy and resilience to see things through? Did I want to try? Was I afraid of trying? Maybe I’m using my lethargy and depression as an excuse to not try. So that I wouldn’t fail.
I saw my partner as a leopard too. I was worried that we would both do ayahuasca and come out realising our lives were headed in different directions, but to both our relief, we just got this incredibly certain feeling within us, this spiritual confirmation, that we were meant to love each other, to care for one another.
The next ayahuasca ceremony, I was back at that magical forest, but at a different location. I was by a brilliant riverside, with the same green and gold light that permeated everything. Once again, someone told me that I was always welcome here. I nestled down in its mossy banks and watched the river flow.
I saw a bird-human too. The creature was made of muscle and bone, such that its wings were all red and pink, hard muscle and bone. She was majestic. Awe-inspiring. Beautiful. As I stood there in open-mouthed admiration, someone said to me (yes, in my head again), “Do you know what she had to go through to get those wings?” Knowledge just settled within me, that she had to go through incredible trials and tribulations for her wings to have developed.
Then I talked to a tree (the second ceremony was done in the day time). There was a beautiful bamboo grove and it was right before me (this was in real life), and suddenly, I heard this tutting, clicking sound, and I looked around to see where it was coming from. I slowly realised that it was emanating from me. I was making the tuts and clicks with my tongue. The tree responded then, with shushes and flowing sounds of the wind. We chatted back and forth, conveying emotions and concepts without words.
I asked what my purpose was, yet again. This time, someone answered, from deep within a dark forest (I think it was just a forest in the night time?), saying, “Come find us…”
On San Pedro, I just felt a tonne of rage, then anxiety. It didn’t help that one of the ceremonies was held in a sweat lodge. But I figured it was something I needed to feel, perhaps. I also had two clear thoughts while in there. The first was - I need to set boundaries, learn to confront and assert myself. If I don’t, I’m making the choice to continue to have others foist their crap upon me, and I’m the one who’s choosing not to remove myself from the situation. The second thought was short but very significant. It was that I can’t psychedelic my negativity away.
Then, in the new year, my partner and I decided to head to a nearby country to do some shrooms. And explore, of course. The whole trip cost us so much less.
It was INCREDIBLE. It was so intense. We did Penis Envy shrooms, and boy, those were absolute kickers in the brain.
The moment the shrooms kicked in, I noticed something wonderful. What first trickled in was a very very familiar sense of being in a special place full of mystical spirituality. It was the same sense that I felt while on ayahuasca. I felt like I had gone back to the same place where I had been while on ayahuasca, whatever realm it was.
“I’m back,” was my first thought.
The geometry, colours and fractals appeared too, and I began to see sparkles shimmering around the surfaces of everything.
Then I felt so much sadness. The sorrow almost suffocated me. It was so intense, so strong, so heavy, I felt like I would never get through it in my lifetime. That I would weep for the rest of my life. It was way more intense than when I was on ayahuasca. I cried for hours, it felt like. I was so sad about not just my life being meaningless, that life didn’t have a purpose, but also, I was heartbroken about how shitty the world was. The sad, terrible things that happened and keep happening in the world. I was torn apart by all the pain and suffering that everyone had to experience, and had experienced. I could barely catch my breath, I was crying so hard, crumpled on the floor.
Then the sorrow passed. And I lost track of who I was. I no longer knew who I was. I kept seeing my partner’s face, and kept thinking, I must be him. I am him. Then thinking, wait a minute, I’m a girl. I seem to remember I’m a girl. But am I? Who was I? I couldn’t, for the life of me, remember my name.
Then it ceased to matter. I went through so many crazy swirls of visions and experiences that it would take forever to tell. But the main gist was that I began to travel through different realms and universes. I saw a lady made of lines and shapes, and we hung out together in her garden, filled with flowers made similarly of just geometric shapes and lines. There, I found this lighthearted peace and sense of acceptance. I saw a guy with a face shaped like a yellow box, covered all over with eyes, so many of them. He looked at me with a smiling curiosity, we acknowledged each other’s presence, and we parted ways.
Most memorable of all, I went to this place where I was in the forest of the universe. In it, I could see across time, across places. There was a hauntingly beautiful music, which I instinctively understood to be the music of the universe. I sang along with it, and found that I could reach across time, bring forward different time periods to my grasp by singing different tunes. It was beautiful. I felt so incredibly potent, yet very very relaxed.
At some point, I felt a holy, divine light shining on my face. I’ve never felt that before, that sense of being divine and in the presence of something divine. I felt someone with a visage akin to Zeus smiling down at me, and he was a father-figure of sorts. I don’t really have a religion, and if I had to choose one, it’d be Buddhism, so I don’t really know why that visage appeared.
When I looked at my partner, I felt this unconditional love for him. I knew, suddenly, without a doubt, that he was the one I was destined for, and I knew that no matter what the cost, whatever it took, that I had to protect him, to keep him safe, and that I would always love him.
He later shared his experience with me, which was mindblowing, but much too long to write about here. A big thing he shared was that he saw through all of existence, time, space, possibilities, and at the end of everything, he saw me. And he felt an incredible sense of love for me.
There were terrifying moments (think he took a little too much), and there were moments when I thought we had ruined our lives with this trip, but once he gave into whatever was happening, stopped fighting, he was able to let go, experience immense catharsis.
For me, I realised the biggest message I could have got from psychedelics, was that I couldn’t find a purpose, a meaning, a direction, not when I haven’t even healed from my past hurts. I went to therapy, and after just 4 sessions, I’ve been feeling so much better, with so much more energy to explore different things I’d like to do. I’m still a lot more lethargic than most people I know, but I can now leave the bedroom not just for work, but also for things like doing up the house, going on a date night, things like that. I even got the energy to start my little hobbies again.
So suffice it to say that I’m a pretty big fan of psychedelics. And I’d recommend it to anyone, unless they have certain mental health conditions (e.g. psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar, etc.). And as long as they do it responsibly (i.e. not take large doses they can’t handle, not do it just to party, not take risks while high). Like seriously. The dosage thing, when my partner took a little too much, there were times where I seriously thought our lives were over and we were either going to end up dead, or end up arrested. It was extremely terrifying. Don’t do large doses, especially not when you’re starting off. Just don’t do it.
That aside, those were my experiences with psychedelics, just felt like sharing them today.
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P90 (Astral Jörmungandr, Run and Hide, Emerald Dragon, Cold Blooded, Death by Kitty, Baroque Red, Vent Rush, Blind Spot, Asiimov, Trigon, Sunset Lily, Death Grip, Leather, Nostalgia, Fallout Warning, Tiger Pit, Schermatic, Virus, Shapewood, Glacier Mesh, Shallow Grave, Chopper, Desert Warfare), MAC-10 (Hot Snakes, Copper Borre, Red Filigree, Gold Brick, Graven, Case Hardened, Stalker, Amber Fade, Neon Rider, Tatter, Curse, Propaganda, Nuclear Garden, Disco Tech, Toybox, Heat, Indigo), UMP-45 (Fade, Blaze, Day Lily, Minotaur's Labyrinth, Crime Scene, Caramel, Bone Pile, Momentum, Primal Saber), MP7 (Teal Blossom, Fade, Nemesis, Whiteout, Asterion, Bloosport, Abyssal Apparition, Full Stop, Special Delivery, Neon Ply, Asterion, Ocean Foam, Powercore, Scorched, Impire), PP-Bizon (Modern Hunter, Rust Coat, Forest Leaves, Antique, High Roller, Blue Streak, Seabird, Judgement of Anubis, Bamboo Print, Embargo, Chemical Green, Coblat Halftone, Fuel Rod, Photic Zone, Irradiated Alert, Carbon Fiber), MP9 (Wild Lily, Pandora's Box, Stained Glass, Bulldozer, Dark Age, Hot Rod, Hypnotic, Hydra, Rose Iron, Music Box, Setting Sun, Food Chain, Airlock, Mount Fuji, Starlight Protector, Ruby Poison Dart, Deadly Poison), MP5-SD (Oxide Oasis, Phosphor, Nitro, Agent, Autumn Twilly), Shotguns, Machineguns - 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2023.03.22 07:51 MSDeltaBound A 7000-6000 year old burial of a young woman (aged around 20 when she died) and her newborn baby from Vedbaek, Denmark. By her head were 200 red deer teeth, and the child is cradled in the wing of a swan with a flint knife at its hip. It’s thought the pair died together in childbirth

A 7000-6000 year old burial of a young woman (aged around 20 when she died) and her newborn baby from Vedbaek, Denmark. By her head were 200 red deer teeth, and the child is cradled in the wing of a swan with a flint knife at its hip. It’s thought the pair died together in childbirth submitted by MSDeltaBound to interesting [link] [comments]

2023.03.22 07:46 AISecurius Hook technology for offensive and defensive confrontation

Hook technology for offensive and defensive confrontation
The principle of sameness and struggle of contradiction applies to almost all offensive and defensive confrontations.
In the last issue, we published How to ensure the uniqueness of device fingerprints when hardware attributes are no longer used as the identifier of device fingerprints". In the article, we introduced the evolution of hardware ID as the basic attribute of device fingerprint - that is, when hardware attribute is no longer used as the unique attribute of device fingerprint, in order to ensure the uniqueness of device fingerprint needs to add more identification criteria and dynamic variable algorithm based on hardware ID, in fact, this is a typical example of attack and defense confrontation .
Let's take another example. For example, in the offensive and defensive confrontation of device fingerprinting, the black and gray industry must "disguise" itself in order to bypass the device fingerprint to carry out attacks. At this point, there are two main ideas for bypassing the black and gray industry.
  1. How to turn a device into multiple devices.
For example, in a swipe scenario, making the app repeatedly think it is a new phone and thus repeatedly receiving the newcomer bonus.
  1. How to turn a device into another device.
For example, in an authentication scenario, the attacker's phone is spoofed to the victim's phone, allowing the app to log into the victim's account and steal funds, user information, etc.
But there is a spear, there is a shield, black and gray industry bypass ideas naturally can not escape the "eyes" of security researchers.
Today, we will talk about the idea of offensive and defensive confrontation with the theme of Hook.

A first look at Hook technology
First, a brief introduction to Hook technology.
Hook technology is a technology widely used in computer offensive and defensive confrontation. It can monitor various event messages in the system or process and intercept messages sent to the target window for processing.
We can simply compare the person using Hook technology to an angler, and Hook technology is like his fishing gear, the events constantly passed in the system is like a swimming fish, the angler through Hook technology will catch the target events he wants (Hook technology is generally directional), then you can modify the events, and then let it run normally, to achieve the purpose of the technical staff. technology is often used in hotfixes online, API hijacking, software cracking and other technical operations.
For example, we commonly use mouse and keyboard, if your computer is Hooked, then it also means that any operation you do is in the hands of the other party.
Hook technology is not only applicable to x86 systems, but also to mobile platform systems based on simple instruction sets, such as cell phones and other devices. Among them, Hook technology for mobile devices mainly focuses on cell phones.
For Android Hook framework, there are three main categories, one is for Native layer, i.e. system layer Hook framework, using PLT/GOT Hook or inline-Hook framework, such as bhook, xhook, yahfa, etc., one is for Java layer Hook framework, such as Xposed, and one is more special Hook framework - Frida, which is designed for the full platform Hook framework for x86 \ x86_64 \ arm \ arm64 architecture of the system, Hook on the iOS side of the main technical implementation through the Frida framework, and Frida in Hook technology implementation on Android also has a lot of audience, but mainly still Xposed class framework, the main reason is that Xposed on Andorid stability is better, and features are easier to hide.
Next, we'll talk about how to use Hook for offensive and defensive confrontation with Xposed and two other Hook frameworks (Edxposed and Lsposed) that iterate on Xposed as the core.
How to do an attack without knowing its attack - how to do an attack with Hook technology?
With the iterative update of Android version, Xposed framework also iterated with the new Hook framework.
At present, the main Hook framework for the Android platform is based on Lsposed, we will use Lsposed to Hook Android applications to see how to use Hook to attack.
First, the normal use of Lsposed requires several pre-requisites.
  • A phone capable of unlocking BootLoaderLock.
  • Prepare the boot.img of your own phone system.
  • Preparing the Lsposed module installation package with the Magisk installation package.
  • A computer with ADB tools installed.
After the above conditions are prepared, you are ready to install and use Lsposed.
Once the installation is complete, we can use Hook to carry out the attack.
The specific process is as follows.
1. Decompile and analyze the target app.
To get the fish on the hook you have to know the properties of the fish. So the first step to successfully install Hook is to decompile and analyze the target app. Here we use jadx-gui to decompile and analyze the app.
actf decompile
Using jadx-gui we can see the decompiled source code. As shown in the figure below, by decompiling the app we arrive at the action it wants to pass the Flag, but note that this information is an uncertain value and we need to verify it further.

actf run results
As you can see from the verification, no matter how many times you click the button, it will only show "Do you really believe in flags when you click?". This message. So, the next step is to take control of our own "catching" process.
2、Write code plug-ins to attack the "weakness" of the target app
At this point, we need to write a Hook plugin, modify some of its parameters, and then you can directly obtain its already calculated MD5 value (MD5 is an encryption algorithm. Also known as: irreversible encryption algorithm. The MD5 value is the password of any file after encryption of the plaintext password, also known as "digital fingerprint", anyone who has made any changes to the file, its MD5 value is the corresponding "digital fingerprint" will change. (Any changes made to the file will result in a change in the MD5 value, the corresponding "digital fingerprint".) What is it.
First we can use Android Studio or Idea with the Android plugin already installed, open a new project and select a project without an interface:.

New hook project
Note that when writing Xposed Hook modules, in order to be recognized by the Xposed framework, you need to create a file called xposed_init in your project's assets directory (if you don't have one, you can just create a new assets directory) and with the following contents for your package
name + your main class name.

Package name and main class name

xposed_init configuration
Next, open the AndroidManifest.XML file and fill it with the following content.

AndroidManifest.xml project location

AndroidManifest.xml configuration
After configuring AndroidManifest.xml, we can start writing Xposed Hook module. The details are as shown in the figure.

The location of build.gradle in the project

build.gradle configuration
In Xposed, there are two methods of Hook, one is before and the other is after, and the principle of its implementation is realized by the slot of art, which can add two slots before and after the originally called method, and then go to execute our hook, which can be understood figuratively as the following figure.

Changes in method calls before and after Hook
As we can see from the figure, the target App is mainly composed of two parts, the first is the MainActivity main class, and there are two methods in the class, one is the onCreate method, which is a method of MainActivity initialization, and the second is the getFlag method, this method is also our target, by Hooking this method, we can Through this method, we can know what the MD5 value representing the flag is.
Our idea is to Hook the getFlag method first. Assuming we Hook the getFlag method, we are naturally most concerned about the incoming string value, and the specific Xposed module code is as follows.

Hook module code
In this way we can get the MD5 value we want, and then modify the parameters to achieve control of the app.
How to fight Hook attacks?
As the saying goes, if there is a spear, there is a shield. In response to Hook's attack, a defense has also been derived.
Since Xposed will call a specific ClassLoader when Hooking, then it is possible to detect the Xposed framework by loading the ClassLoader again, for example as follows.

Find ClassLoader
1、Use the system API getInstancesOfClassesMethod to get the ClassLoader, through this way can only get once CL, we can traverse the Classloader used within the App.
  1. After traversing all CLs, we can detect its Hook by its member cache (target Hook method cache).

Get the members of the Hook

Hook members
This detection method relies on the VMDebug.getInstancesOfClassesMethod() function provided by Android system, which only exists on Android 9-11, limiting the application of the solution. Moreover, as a counter-detection method, this key function can also be hooked by Xposed, and you only need to control the return of this function to complete the counter-detection.
In addition to the ClassLoader way to fight against Xposed Hook, there are other kinds of more traditional countermeasures, but they all have corresponding countermeasures, and the top image product has a unique countermeasure, and additional anti-detection and countermeasure technology, which can more accurately identify Hook risks.
Of course, at a deeper level, we can also use Hook technology to bring traditional Web attack techniques to the mobile side, and conduct offensive and defensive exercises in the mobile side to complement the skill tree as a red team, as well as against Hook technology and attackers to safeguard their own App security.
Overall, the offensive and defensive confrontation is a protracted war, requiring the continued efforts of security vendors.
In terms of offensive and defensive confrontation, based on years of technical accumulation, Top Elephant has achieved comprehensive security protection for Android, iOS, H5 and applets, effectively defending against debugging, injection, multiple opening, memory Dump, emulator, secondary packaging and log leakage and other attack threats. The unique "honeypot" function protects 16 kinds of data and files of Android, provides 7 kinds of encryption forms, and takes the lead in supporting source code free reinforcement for iOS.
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2023.03.22 07:44 ClearCounter Malazan Book of The Fallen Analysis and Reactions - House of Chains - Chapters 5-11


Welcome or welcome back! I have decided to tackle the Malazan Book of The Fallen series. Because I think veteran readers will enjoy it, I will write down my reactions and speculations as I move along.
NOTE If I pose questions, I am just sharing the questions I'm thinking in real time at X scene or book. I don't actually wish for commenters to answer them for me unless it is an extreme circumstances (Mixing up characters, misremembering events in previous scenes.)
Gardens of the Moon Deadhouse Gates Memories of Ice House of Chains Prologue - Chapter 4
Wowee, to make up for basically only being with Karsa in the first section, we jump around A LOT in the second one. If I forget to hit a character or event or skip it, remember to please nudge me in the comments so we can talk about it!

Tavore Paran

There isn't much to talk about here because we don't get a lot of reactions out of her, even when Ganoes was revealed to be not a traitor, but also dead, making some of Tavore's questionable actions ultimately unnecessary. I like the way she handled her Fist's at her briefing, giving her orders then dismissing them when they might seek to undermine her, but it also worries me because Fiddler criticized his company commander for refusing to hear his sergeants' thoughts. There seemed to be a bit of a mirroring between the Lieutenant and the Adjunct, both nobleborn untested commanders dismissing their veteran subordinates contributions.
We do see that she is worried about Felisin, so I'm giving her a tentative pass on the whole execute your mother and send your sister to a prison-camp thing.

The Fists

Gamet seems to be suffering from an inferiority complex and/or is being ill used by Tavore, being treated like a household guard captain still, despite being named a Fist. He has a bit of a good moment when he accuses Blistig of orchestrating the omen, then backtracks when he hears Blistig's response.
Blistig is broken from witnessing the end of the Chain of Dogs and his faith in his superiors is probably cracked. He might be a problem.
Tene Baralta - the Red Blades commander, now Fist, seems to be basically the only grounded Fist here, he just wants to get out there and prosecute the war, though in the previous books, Red Blades were acting like raging psychopaths, so he might be a problem too.


Fiddler is back and he is coming off better than I remember him being in Deadhouse.
He is now basically the Whiskeyjack for a whole new squad of Malazans and he is working hard behind the scenes to make sure the Adjunct Tavore is successful. He has decent moments with everyone, gelling well with all the soldiers.
The best moment was probably when he and Cuttle (an old sapper friend) "drew a line in the sand" and got the recruit-army in formation by blowing up munitions in their faces. Paraphrased from Cuttle "WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS RIGHT OR PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE". Lol
OH and its hinted that if Fidder (or any Bridgeburner) makes it back to Raraku, the dead Bridgeburners will play a role in whatever Ganoes Paran is doing now.

The Quest Storylines

This is basically what I'm calling many of the plot elements introduced in this section. They are
Lostara Yil + Pearl : Quest to find Felisin. Pearl gets credit for digging up the Talon, Lostara is being dragged along for the ride.
Kalam Mekhar : Quest to kill Korbolo Dom and (Reloe)? Cotillion has him do it and he accepts because his wife is mad at him. (He meets the Malazans that escorted Karsa most of the way to Otataral Island, and in the time honored tradition of Malazans, they murdered their officers.)
Apsalar + Crokus/Cutter : Quest to (secure?) the Throne of Shadow, located on a moving island located in the mortal realm. Shadowthrone apparently does not sit it, so it is a fragment that might not be in his possession. I almost thought that ApsalaCrokus was going to fade out of the story, given a happy ending / normal life, but looks like we have more to go. I like the divorce from Crokus to Cutter, in order to protect himself Crokus has crafted a new him to lay all his sins on. All is not well in loveland.
Onrack + Trull : Quest to get the fuck out of this warren (This is the 3rd or 4th time we've had to watch characters try to escape from this shit warren.) Onrack introduces the concept that statues/icons can be inhabited by the powers they represent, then later releases two Hounds of Darkness, who might be the two Paran sent into the Warren of Dark in Gardens. Oh and we finally meet some Tiste Liosan (Light) and they are certain High Elf archetypes (aka dicks).
Karsa Orlong : Quest to do something for the Seven, but really he is probably just looking for a horse and its conveniently in the same direction. Ostensibly Sha'ik's only trustworthy bodyguard, he is leaving her to a pit of snakes. Also we discover that he isn't a Whirlwind follower like he seemed to be in Deadhouse, and he is also getting pretty done with the Seven, if he finds out they are Imass, it might be the last straw.

Book of the Fallen and Death

So I've basically decided at this point that anyone who has died is not really dead until I forget they exist. A LOT of characters have come back from the dead, in full, in spirit, or partially. If a god still wants to use you, you don't die, sometimes you get to become a god, or magic saves you.
List of people who died but are not dead off the top of my head - Tattersail, Bellurdan, Nightchill - Duiker - Ganoes Paran - Toc the Younger - Baudin (If he is the Knight of Death, im 99% sure) probably more but its very late for me, and I'm sleepy

The Whirlwind Rebellion

Things are looking very very very very very bad for this rebellion tbh. Every "officer" except MAYBE L'oric is conspiring to kill each other and/or Sha'ik. Bidithal isn't worth an ounce of slimy scum. Felisin Elder doesn't seem to be commanding well. And its home to the weirdest most complicated conspiracy I think I've seen in a book.
Korbolo Dom's plan A. Betray Malazan forces in Seven Cities, slay half your legion, assist in the uprising B. Allow High Mage Febryl to assassinate Sha'ik C. Allow Tavore Paran to defeat and kill High Mage Febryl and all Whirlwind forces not loyal to Korbolo D. Kill Tavore Paran and her army E. Destroy the rebellion and everyone who resists and return Seven Cities to the Empire F. Return to the Malazan capital, assassinate the Empress, be Emperor.
wow...just wow. I mean, good for you shooting for the stars but....what?????
Speaking of slime, even Felisin Elder couldn't stand Mallick Rell, the Jhistal Priest of Mael, so he has been sent packing. He'll pop up elsewhere, he has to get his just desserts.
The storyline going on between the two sisters opposing each other is cool and I'm down for it. I wonder what Tavore is going to do when she figures out her opponent is Felisin Elder.
Korbolo Dom does have an idea that starts off as good and then tapers off into bad. He wishes the world would be free of gods and magic so that the common man can take control of his own destiny, but then goes on to fantasize about exterminating all the other races and making his way to live the only way to live.

Shadowthrone + Cotillion

I noticed a recognizable lack of Shadow in Memories of Ice but they are back and sticking their fingers in everything again. Cotillion is straight up asking people to go on quests for him, Lostara Yil, Cutter, Kalam, so he is invested in the outcomes of their storylines. He also implies that Shadowthrone is not the master in the relationship and that they are not as unified as previously perceived in the books. There are also implications that their claim on the Shadow Warren is being contested by someone, though Anomander Rake has proprietary claim on the Throne of Shadow, he is protecting it for some reason.
I'm really lost on what their objectives are now, none of these questlines seem to be able to hurt Empress Laseen. Has the Crippled God's recent moves changed their objectives?


Ahhhh favorite parts are probably the tangled and sordid conspiracies happening in the Whirlwind. We had A LOT of characters this section, and there is a bit of a pattern with the books being mostly a slow burn that ramps up to several major conflicts where all the characters kind of eventually mash together, so this one is sure to be a mess for all involved. In Deadhouse we got character pairings in, in this one we get individual quests and two mega collections of characters heading towards a fight.
TBH though, this was kind of a weaker section compared to all the other ones, a few of the POV characters from previous books don't seem to have any motivation other than "Cotillion asked me to do him a favor and despite no one liking him or Shadowthrone, we said yes." Maybe I'm just cranky.
Favorite character THIS BOOK so far : I don't know, uh, Cuttle, Karsa Orlong, The sergeant that broke a shovel on Karsa's head, Shard or Cord.
Until next time!
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