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This community is focused on black contemporary art(s) and artists. Post and discuss images, music/sound art, film, poetry/fiction, and discuss black art(s) from the past and present, in Africa and across the African diaspora.
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2021.08.12 16:36 ampersand12 GardeningWhenItCounts

"We can live into the future with hope rather than hopelessness, feeling empowered rather than powerless." - Leah McElrath A positive community to discuss gardening, farming, and other means of food production when it counts. Our future looks scary, but we aren't helpless. Being resilient by growing food is an important skill in an uncertain future. We promote the ideas of mutual aid and community support. In hard times all we have is each other. Please share knowledge and ask questions.
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2014.01.27 07:17 chrono000 BlackCoin Subreddit

BlackCoin is a digital currency similar to Bitcoin. It is a pure Proof of Stake coin, except stage of initial distribution, when it was mixed PoW and PoS coin. For more info, go to http://blackcoin.org/
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2023.03.20 21:13 KyleKKent Out of Cruel Space, Part 629

First
The Dauntless

“Oh wonderful. So our predictions were completely accurate?” Admiral Cistern notes.
“More or less sir, granted the worst case scenarios we sent the men into on the simulations did NOT happen, but there was a more or less total outbreak of hostilities between the gangs.” Private Stream answers and Admiral Cistern thinks.
“How responsible is project Phoenix Fire?” He asks.
“If you listen to the man’s own reports he’s responsible for everything from the Hindenburg to last night’s unrest to the sinking of the Titanic. He’d fit original sin in there as well if he thought we were a big enough sucker for it. At worst all our man did was accelerate an incredibly volatile situation. To him the gangs being almost impossible to infiltrate and unwilling to even contemplate bringing someone new in meant they were defensive and stable. What it really meant is that each gang was hyper paranoid and just looking for an excuse. Whatever he did was at most the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
“For someone who claims intelligence it’s rather stupid of him to miss that.”
“He is intelligent, but he has an ego sir. A big one. He’s been at the sidelines of society and judging the movements of peoples for centuries. Growing contemptuous and disdainful over everyone. He has learned a lot and is very capable, but he’s so cynical and dismissive of others he always settles on his first assumption and never leaves it. Sometimes it’s right, other times it’s far from it. It’s how we were able to jump on him so easily. He was so convinced that his safehouse undetectable. But to be honest... he’s not all that good at hiding them. The ones he’s set up on level eight we’ve had to cover up further.”
“I see... what’s your assessment of him?”
“We’ve observed him in action. He’s vicious, opportunistic and patient. Fine traits in a field agent, if we can carve away his arrogance, complete apathy to the death and suffering of others and outright scorn for the mental capacity of other people he might make a decent person. Unfortunately he seems to think we only have control of him because we got lucky and while he knows some ways to get us to do what he wants us to, he can’t seem to understand that we’re perfectly aware of what he’s doing.”
“So you’re saying the man needs to be humbled?” Admiral Cistern asks.
“Yes sir.”
“I’m not comfortable setting people up for humiliations and possible torture.” Admiral Cistern says politically.
“There’s little, if any need for that sir. He’s already had his first taste of humility. He has nearly died in the pursuit of the goals last night and has learned quite clearly that our insistence that all agents on the field wear at least a low profile armoured vest is a very well reasoned and intelligent idea.” Private Stream explains and Admiral Cistern huffs somewhat in amusement.
“How bad was it?”
“Point blank plasma shot. It melted through the first metal layer of the plate, burnt the first ceramic layer, slagged the second metal layer and cooked the second ceramic layer and then heated up the final metal layer red hot. This saved his life as it was right over his heart.”
“So our design works even with point blank plasma shots?” Admiral Cistern asks.
“Yes sir, but it will only take one shot at point blank range, and only from a low yield weapon. If his opponent had a plasma rifle then we would have a very dead Carib to deal with.” Private Stream answers.
“Hmm... it’ll do for now, but we’ll need to keep R&D on it.” Admiral Cistern notes. Then a coffee mug is placed to his left by another Private Stream and a third steps up to put a small tray of donuts next to it. “You’re getting good at this.”
“Sir! Thank you sir!” The Streams reply just before the door opens and Ambassador Nikta Tal walks in and pauses.
She then takes a big meaty pinch out of her thigh and blinks. “No, no this isn’t some strange fetish dream.”
“Fetish dream?” Admiral Cistern asks as she walks in and the Private Streams vanish.
“Oh you know, going airtight and still needing to use my hands for something.” She answers and his eyebrows go up. “Oh like you haven’t had little dreams of a horde of bouncy green sisters doing every nasty little thing with every part of ourselves.” Ambassador Tal says and there’s a faint pink blush across Admiral Cistern’s face. “There’s a blush, I know I got you.”
She saunters fully into the room with the secretary outside looking in with wide eyes. A stern glance from Admiral Cistern has the door close as Ambassador Tal smiles.
“So... new recruits are nearly finished.” She says walking up, a distinctive bounce to her bottom with every step.
“Yes.”
“Soon to take the oath of the Undaunted.” She continues as she hops up onto his desk and he stands so she doesn’t completely tower over him. She still bends over to give him a very good look into her cleavage. “Big cunning man is getting the sons and daughters of Centris loyal to him and his ways.”
“I do what I can.” He says very aware that the glistening black gloss over her lips not only matches her hair but from the way her tongue flicks over it she clearly either likes the taste or is eager to put it to use.
“And I’d like to do something I can. How open is your schedule?” She asks and he pokes a button on his desk.
“Free up my next two hours.” He orders his secretary. Before the confirmation comes he’s already contending with Ambassador Tal’s tongue in his mouth.
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“Uh sir you have a uhm....” Doctor Samuel says as he sees Admiral Cistern enter and notices the black smear on his jaw. Then he spots the Ambassador Tal applying more black lipstick and smacking her lips together.
“I’m aware.” Admiral Cistern states. “You wanted to see me?”
“Yes sir. This way please.” Doctor Samuel states, not mentioning that he had expected to see the Admiral an hour ago. It’s no mystery what’s going on. Not in the slightest.
“We have had several interesting tests and the initial trials with the hologram technology have proven very successful. Coupled with the prediction algorithms and we’re ready much sooner than expected when it comes to releasing fully immersive AI environments.”
“I saw the training programs. It looked fairly well done already.”
“Somewhat, we’re adapting entertainment systems to do this Sir. We didn’t have any real psychological profiles or proper interaction integration beyond injured and needs assistance or up and fighting.”
“Ah, so you’re saying the test lacked the ability to include diplomacy and intimidation as options.” Admiral Cistern notes.
“Just be careful with this tech. The Synthetic Ascendance often protests if you make a character in games like this too realistic.” Nikta says and Admiral Cistern looks at her in confusion. “Well think about it! Who plays those games more or better? They get way too involved in them and there’s more than one case where they’ve accidentally copied bits of themselves into it and had digital kids that way! Lots of fun scandals.”
The particular pronunciation of fun spoke volumes.
“Anything you’d like to get off your chest?” Admiral Cistern asks.
“But I just got the bra back on!” She states and he rolls his eyes. “But no. Just typically whine whine whine, oh your new holo-complex might have the programming required for this or that and it can be abused in this or that way and I’d rather you not have something then there by any risk at all that any citizen of mine get caught doing something they shouldn’t.”
“Sore subject?”
“Annoying subject. Bruel is a Frontier world. We need less regulations to thrive not more. Also, it’s not like we actually listen, but then some paper pusher comes screaming into my office and threatens sanctions they can’t enforce or trade embargos with nations and polities that aren’t trading with Bruel to begin with and it’s just so annoying.”
“Ah, those types.” Admiral Cistern says sympathetically. “Unfortunately necessary. Nitpickers are annoying, but needed, preferably where there’s a lot of nits to pick.”
“Nitpicker? Nit picker? An interesting way to describe the pedantic, detail obsessed and idiotic.”
“That’s basically what it means. Someone who focuses on unimportant details to the detriment of everything else.”
“As fascinating as the linguistic conversation is I do have some more for you than just the holo-training updates.”
“By all means.” Admiral Cistern states and Doctor Samuel looks quickly to Ambassador Tal and then turns to lead them in.
“As you know, we have been studying many, many differing types of weapons. So many in fact that many soldiers have taken to using compressed space techniques to carry their entire armouries in the equivalent of cigarette cases. This has been a very useful stopgap method and one I heartily encourage continued use of. But the issue is that there are numerous Axiom effects which can and will cause such things to effectively detonate. A disruption of the expanded space finds a soldier quickly buried in their concealed armoury.” Doctor Samuel explains.
“Have you found a solution?”
“We are working on a morphic weapon prototype. It is incredibly Null Vulnerable, but unlike many other Null Vulnerable techniques it’s merely disabled rather than destroyed when disrupted.” Doctor Samuel says.
“How did you do that? Is it carved in khutha?” Ambassador Tal asks.
“Lined with khutha Ambassador. We have an aluminum frame that has carved out areas lined with a thin khutha layer. This keeps the device lightweight and effective.” Doctor Samuel states as he leads them into a weapons range. Being operated by a scientist are several weapons in two different clear configurations. A long range laser and a short range plasma spread burst.
“Meet the Mark One Shift Rifle. Currently it has two modes. A short range plasma burst that spreads out in a cone three five meters long and wide. And a medium range burn laser effective out to twenty meters. It can freely shift between the two configurations and the shifting feature even works in Axiom Poor environments.”
“I see.” Admiral Cistern says taking up the weapon. “How does it work. Is it this small lever on the side?”
“Yes, you pull it out to unlock the shifting. Shift it to the desired configuration and then push it in to lock it again. The weapon will not fire while unlocked.”
“Smart safety feature.”
“One we implemented a little too late. I have a scientist in medical for the rest of the day.” Doctor Samuel states.
“I wasn’t informed about any injuries.”
First degree burn and nerves sir. We’ve had worse coffee spills. He’s getting some ointment and a day out of the lab to calm down before he really hurts himself.” Doctor Samuel explains and Admiral Cistern frowns a little as he shifts the weapon into another configuration. There’s a red aura around it now.
“Red is the plasma burst. Yellow is burn laser.” Doctor Samuel states.
“It’s a little clunky. The change was slow and required a bit more force than expected.”
“We’re working on that sir. Right now the best way around that is to give the muzzle a swing while it shifts.” Doctor Samuel advises.
“And light up half the room? No thank you doctor.” Admiral Cistern says pulling the weapon into it’s laser configuration. “Still, this will take a slight bite out of the sheer size of armouries that our boys are lugging around.”
“Our eventual hope is to get all formats of energy weapons stacked onto a single stock. Couple that with a pistol, a knife and their armour and our boys will be ready for just about any minor skirmish the galaxy over without the risk that an Axiom disruption will render someone vulnerable or your munitions easily stolen.” Doctor Samuel says.
“Hmm... still I think we’ll go with a hybrid style. Easily modified weapons in arm’s reach, but still having a moderate to large number of weapons to increase the firepower and versatility.”
“So more Doom Eternal than Jak and Daxter.” Doctor Samuel asks and Admiral Cistern just blinks at him. “Videogame references sir.”
“Doom Eternal? What kind of game is that?” Ambassador Tal asks.
“One unimaginably angry super-soldier against an unending horde of demons. And the demons are rightfully terrified of him.” Doctor Samuel explains.
“... I want to play that.” Ambassador Tal says with a big smile.
“It shouldn’t be too hard to do that.” Admiral Cistern replies.
“Can we?”
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Private Stream pointedly does NOT laugh as he brings in the latest report of what Moriarty is up to. It’s rather difficult as Ambassador Tal has embraced her inner gremlin and is sitting on the floor with a game system set up and giggling like a lunatic while she glorykills a baron of hell.
“Thank you Private Stream.” Admiral Cistern says as he takes the paperwork. The man had clearly just finally had a moment to sip his coffee and here he was with more work.
“You’re welcome sir.”

First Last
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2023.03.20 21:11 Minekratt_64 #makeMihaimod

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2023.03.20 21:11 Chicken_manure Chanel Water-Fresh VS Healthy Glow Foundation

The water fresh is the new one with all those micro bubbles and the healthy glow is I think last years version.
Wanted to know anyone’s thoughts on either or if you have tried it.
I like light sheer to buildable coverage. Light/medium at the very most. This seems like it’s a second skin/ no makeup -makeup. Which is what I’m going for.
From online reviews it seems more people liked the healthy glow than the new one, but Im interested in the new one because it seems like the pigments can be moved to certain spots for coverage where needed.
I definitely want to purchase one or the other and am ready to make the splurge. There is no testers near me sadly for me to try in store.
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2023.03.20 21:10 Big-Statistician4024 Comex update 3/20/2023

Comex update 3/20/2023
The obscured truth is usually what we the people get as the official narrative. For example, the official press release stated "The 146-year-old LME revealed the issues with nickel related to bagged nickel briquettes, which were found to not have the correct weight". They didn't lie in their statement, but the truth of the matter is that the 54 tonnes of nickel were found to be roughly 54 tonnes of nickel short as they were actually common stones.

In September 2022, the Perth Mint publicly acknowledged it was addressing "historic non-compliance issues" with the US laws and had self-reported the issue to US regulators. But what it failed to mention was that those potential breaches dated back nearly 25 years and covered around 1,500 accounts holding USD $254 million worth of precious metals on behalf of clients.

In September 2021, The Shanghai Gold Exchange raised concerns about two gold bars they had found that were non-compliant with its standards of 99.99% purity. The Perth Mint addressed the concerns regarding the two bars but didn't disclose the broader issue about how they had been doping their metals for at least several years. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation conducted an investigation and alleged that the sovereign mint has been selling diluted gold bars to China for three years and tried to cover it up when it was discovered. This is what was heard in the news a couple of weeks ago.

News like this usually comes to light in clusters, so expect more of these types of occurrences to come. How does this relate to our forum?

  1. Comex depositories aren't necessarily as physically transferrable and in total of what is claimed. I think we all know this of the padding they do for ETFs by including them in inventory to imply that it actually could be made available for sale if needed. Also, it has been tracked on this forum that platinum and palladium sales are made from depositories with only registered inventory or less eligible than is sold- but are not removed from the registered category- proof positive that the numbers publicly released are inflated when compared to the actual levels.

  1. What is really in Fort Knox and other government holdings? Considering their absolute stance on disallowing any physical audits for the past 60 years- do you dare trust those people won't be the next domino in this line-up of corruption and overstating of actual inventory on-hand?

  1. It shows you that what you are buying from a mint might not necessarily be as pure as they say. It's good to randomly test the precious metals you buy so you can address it now rather than when you go to sell or barter later. Ping testers are the cheapest and quickest options for verification.

  1. Remember when Germany asked for just 300 tons of their gold back and was told it would take 7 years to deliver? If you have physical inventory being held in a depository of any type, be it Comex, Kitco, etc, you do have a right to request proof of it's existence or request delivery of part or all of it.


Of all the mistruths out there, there are several things we can be certain of:

There is far less platinum and silver available in the world than they are telling us.
There is far more gold in some parts of the world than they are telling us.
There is far less gold in some parts of the world than they are telling us.
There is exactly as much inventory in our physical possession that we think there is, maybe more if you stack more than you count.

On to today's numbers-

Palladium had 9 contracts opened for the March contract. These will likely stand for delivery in the next week. While it doesn't sound like much, it's equal to 2.5% of the registered inventory. That brings us up to a total of 43 contracts still pending for March. If the physical inventory gets much lower, they might have to start cutting the contracts in half to 50 oz increments like platinum trades with in order to spread it out across more buyers.

CNT Depository had all their eligible inventory moved out of the vault which represents 15.6% of their total inventory and 1% of the Comex total inventory.

https://preview.redd.it/6vt1bhsw5yoa1.png?width=1548&format=png&auto=webp&s=d175df5121f13b5430ab69fec1ac5a8fcd2b3319
Now to platinum-
JPM made a very bold move today by moving 96.5% of their entire eligible inventory over to registered (available for sale). Back in December, we saw +230% of the JPM platinum inventory turned by customer accounts without a single physical inventory transaction. In fact, JPM's registered inventory has been completely silent since 10/4/2022- until today's report.

https://preview.redd.it/h6txtq5u6yoa1.png?width=1540&format=png&auto=webp&s=3d200b4a216b1fe8f8b54415a8e513173951701e
Their eligible inventory has also been quiet for exactly 5 months.

https://preview.redd.it/7o7stzw97yoa1.png?width=1490&format=png&auto=webp&s=b848aab28e5fc373b2a10a332664674ad44268ac
It is possible that all of that inventory will be sold and moved out of their vault. If that happens we could be looking at the last gasp for this market. If all of this moved inventory ends up departing the vault, then JPM's total inventory will drop to the star on the graph below and they will have only 4,815 oz in total inventory, moving them to a distant 6th place.

https://preview.redd.it/dvwam5ysayoa1.png?width=1540&format=png&auto=webp&s=e65d29f0a4585b3399cd689d57431e5af978402e

Shortly before the October active contract, they moved most of their registered into eligible. Now they are doing the reverse. The timing is significant considering first notice date is next week. Is someone being squeezed by the bank failures and needs to raise some capital? Coming full circle now to the original topic of this post (fraud):
How can a depository turn all of their eligible (not for sale inventory) without a single inventory transaction or movement into sellable?
How can a depository turn +230% of their inventory in a single month and still be solvent?
How long do they expect the public to believe what they are saying about what is going on behind the scenes for the venue that sets the global price for precious metals when we see the fraud with our own eyes?

I'll have more on the possible implications of this move tomorrow.
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2023.03.20 21:10 tonnie_taller Putin agrees to continue allowing Ukrainian grain exports, threatens retaliation for noncompliance

Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed on Monday that Moscow has agreed to extend a deal allowing the exports of Ukrainian grain to global markets only for 60 days and could drop it altogether if its conditions aren’t met. Speaking at a parliamentary meeting in Moscow attended by lawmakers from African countries, Putin emphasized that Russia … Continue reading Putin agrees to continue allowing Ukrainian grain exports, threatens retaliation for noncompliance
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2023.03.20 21:09 Puzzleheaded_Ice9636 Hard water is the only thing preventing me from moving back to Los Angeles

After the pandemic started and everyone went remote, I moved out of LA. I lived there for almost 10 years.
I'm surprised I lasted this long given how horrible hard water in LA is. Dry skin, dry scalp, dandruff, skin rashes, the fact that you cannot rinse properly made me smell because you never really cleaned yourself, the list goes on. It was absolutely HORRIBLE. And to top it off, the dry weather + even drier air when in an AC'd room, my god. So awful.
Yes, I can always get a water softener, but for me to do that, I need to buy either a house or a townhouse that has access to a water heater. You cannot install a water softener in a condo. And I don't have a million + dollars to buy a townhouse or house anywhere near any decent area (mainly the west side).
I could rent anywhere I want in LA but then I gotta deal with hard water.
How do you people cope with such poor quality water? to make matters worse, I hear water softeners are banned in LA. are you telling me people who buy 50 million dollar mansions are bathing in disgusting hard water? LOL
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2023.03.20 21:09 MrRocha_VAwriter [For Hire] Virtual Assistant. Making it easier for you to run your business

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2023.03.20 21:08 herbmorg0319 International Student Needing Help With Insurance

Hi, I am attending school this fall, and I plan to purchase a car over in the uk, but I don't know where to get insurance, I tried to use compare market and it quoted me 8k a year, is it possible to find lower insurance and if so where? I currently don't have a uk license, but my current lets me drive over here for a year, I just don't know where to go for insurance...
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2023.03.20 21:08 MrRocha_VAwriter [For Hire] Virtual Assistant. Making it easier for you to run your business

Hey there!
I'm a virtual assistant with over a 2 years of experience. Are you feeling overwhelmed with tasks that get in the way of your goals as an entrepreneur? I'm here ready to take care of them while you focus on what matters.
It is my business to make it easier for you to be a business owner. Here are the things where I bring experience to the table.
Lead Generation
Lead Follow Up
Calendar Management
Email Management
Transcription
Sales & Social Media Outreach
Basic Content Writing
Simple SEO research
Basic Copywriting
Basic Email Marketing (e.g., handling email lists on email marketing apps like Klaviyo)
Customer Support
CRM
Basic bookkeeping
My rate is $10/hour. Feel free to DM me or reach out to me in the following ways
my email address: [email protected].
Whatsapp: +55 27 98133‐2073
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2023.03.20 21:08 driftwood-and-waves Is it a rash? Is it an allergic reaction? Is it stress? Who knows!

Moms I'm so frustrated and upset for my daughter. She's 12, we moved at the end of last year so she started a new school with like 6 weeks to go. This is the first big move she can remember and the first time she's gone to a school where she knows nobody.
Mid last year she started licking her lips and they got all red around them, you know kind of like a clown lip. Got some PawPaw, and she stopped licking her lips and it started getting better It was almost gone and she got a cold and it came back again. And it hasn't left. We've tried PawPaw, Vitiman A, Anti-fungal cream, Doxicyclone (or however you spell it), anti- histimenes and QV lip balm (lip balm with a PawPaw like texture but a different base).
She's very good at just taking/doing all the things and just keeping on going, but she's 12, nearly 13. There's all the emotions and social anxiety that go with being that age and not really having close friends at the moment. And she just came to me sobbing this morning because she just wants it to go away. Everyone has met her with 'weird lips' and she is just done.
And tbh I don't blame her. We were referred to a Dermatologist but they were private and $300 for the initial appointment. Yeah no and insurance won't cover that and all the ongoing costs. We have another doctor's appointment on Friday (thank goodness she's still a child and is free) and I'm going to push for a referral through the public system for a specialist visit and that they take some sort of swab or scraping of around her lips cause I just don't know what else it could be.
It's dry and stiff and not red when she wakes up and then just gets red as she goes about her day. It's also itchy. We do have a cat with long hair that only lets our daughter pet her and she does hug her and smooth her face right up to her which I have mentioned before but the doctor has dismissed it as it didn't start as an allergic reaction, and has continued even as we have moved regions.
I know it's not life threatening or major I just feel upset for her, and was hoping the collective Mom wisdom may have some more ideas I can try/suggest to the doctor as we wait to be seen by a specialist.
(Not in America).
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2023.03.20 21:08 Schoonsy From zero to decent sales in six months: a reflection (and could use some advice for moving forward)

Hi all. I launched my niche YA fantasy series last year, and have made some good progress. I thought it would be useful for me to reflect on the process and also get some feedback about where I might go from here.
Sep 2022 - March 2023 Overview: Three YA fantasy novels in a series + a prequel published on KDP Units Ordered: 760 (ebook, paperback, and hardcover - mostly ebooks) KDP Royalties: Approx. $1400 Direct Ad Spend: Approx $1100
I spent the ~$1100 on advertising between Facebook and Amazon ads. I was losing money at first but I think I'm finally getting close to a profit zone this year. There are other expenses I've racked up like MailChimp and Squarespace and ISBNs.
The ROI is really difficult for me to calculate. For example Amazon ads says I spent $600+ lifetime on ads, but only made $80 of sales. But I know many people seem to have went on to buy book two and three or the prequel in the series. It makes it nearly impossible for me to figure out if those sales are coming from Amazon or Facebook ads, so I'm left wondering how to prioritize my ad spend.
Basically what I did was set up a series website (not much more than a landing page, used Squarespace and it was very simple) with a pop-up that says you can sign up with your e-mail address to get the first book for free. Then I used Facebook ads to direct people to the website, which was driving 100-200 e-mail signups per week when I was at peak spending. I figured it was a cost of about $.40-.50 per e-mail signup, which I think is pretty decent. Then I use a MailChimp automation to walk readers through the series.
I'm using really specific targeting to try to market to folks who have read similar authors/series that the books are inspired by. I also tried some e-mail blasts like Fussy Librarian which seemed to urge a spike in sales.
I guess I'm just not sure where to go from here. The margins seem razor thin, and I sort of feel like a crazy gambler sometimes, like "Oh, I'll just throw a little more money at advertising and maybe I'll make some more sales and see the results I want!"
Any advice for moving past this area of treading water, making decent sales but not really making a profit, to push things in the right direction?
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2023.03.20 21:08 Key-Advertising5320 Really low on weed

So I’m nearly out of weed but I save my stems don’t ask me why idk either but is there anything I can do with them to get high or at I SOL til payday ?
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2023.03.20 21:08 v10l3t8 [22f] once again asking for your true friendship🍄🧚‍♀️🌙 👽

hey there humans, i am in the market for a new bestfriend. please feel free to message i’m constantly on my phone, i love talking and i will not shut up basically. female/enby preferred! some stuff about me -
if you too are in need of a good friend to spend time with, let me know! you by no means have to have the same interests but it would help i think? & DRINK SOME WATER YOU DEHYDRATED CROISSANT🚰
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2023.03.20 21:07 shakozzz Wednesday: Free Stand-up Open Mic Show

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2023.03.20 21:07 SalernoXbox Tarpon / Snook Fishing at night VS during the day?

My cousins and I are coming to Florida to experience the fisherman's dream. Where we're from all we have are our lakes for tournament fishing for bass, pike, and walleye. We have no idea what to expect but we just want to have an unforgettable experience.
We were looking at inshore vs offshore fishing and I was told from a few charter captains that inshore is more fun as you get more action with casting and retrieving. Considering we only booked a 4 hr trip, we decided on the Tarpon/Snook charter over the offshore charter - If anyone feels the offshore will be a better time please do share it with me, as we are newbies when it comes to ocean fishing.
My most important question is; should we do our charter first thing in the morning? Or at night? The captain told me that night fishing produces more action, while another captain told me bright and early in the mroning is the way to go. My uncle who has been deep sea fishing told me he would reccomend during the day to get the full experience, what do you guys think?
We're kind of going into this one blind, everywhere I research it all seems to look amazing, Florida fishing just looks so surreal. We will also be fishing the canals near the house, but we are so excited for this charter, and we want to have the very best experience possible. Unfortunately I don't think we can afford to do both inshore and offshore during this trip, so we want to pick whatever is best and come back in the near future to try the other

Thank you very much in advance for any advice or help :)
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2023.03.20 21:07 ProPatria92 [220306] Santander Performing Arts Center concert in Reading, PA. Thoughts/review on concert, Meet & Greet, venue switch, etc.

Preface
I did a detailed writeup on my very first concert experience last year which was seeing Dreamcatcher's Apocalypse: Save Us concert in Reading and I got a positive response so I wanted to do it again for this concert. Hopefully this will help future Insomnia going to their first Dreamcatcher concert that are anxious about what to expect. Writing all this down is also a nice way for me to look back on the experience in the future. This is gonna' be another long read, don't think I can just TL;DR it so feel free to skip around to specific sections if you like. If you want to check out my previous concert writeup you can find it here:
https://www.reddit.com/dreamcatchecomments/vpzmqo/20220701_santander_arena_concert_in_reading_pa_my/
Ticketmaster
FUCK TICKETMASTER, ALL MY HOMIES HATE TICKETMASTER
I don't think there is too much to say here, Ticketmaster is already garbage about scalping bots and they continue to show their incompetence with this fuck up. It caused myself a good amount of anxiety like everyone else. I decided to wait till the day of the concert to see if they'd send the extra email with my printable ticket. Well that never happened, so I was debating calling Ticketmaster or just risk trying to pick them up at Will Call. That's when I saw people suggesting to make a separate new Ticketmaster account to transfer my tickets to. Lo and behold, it worked! Seriously, shout out to those suggesting that and whoever figured it out, real life saver! The only silver lining was that my seating got bumped all the way up front (third row specifically) smack dab in the center. So I can't complain too much but it sucks to everyone that got bumped out to much worse seating.
Concert Prep
Since attending the last Dreamcatcher concert in July, which was my very first ever concert experience, I've since seen Kard in Atlanta and Pixy, AleXa, and Rolling Quartz at Otakon in D.C. Not a veteran by any means but I've got a bit more experience going now. I work night shifts during the week so my sleep schedule is usually trash trying to readjust to days over the weekend. I woke up on the day of the concert at 3am and began doing some prep work. Charging my lightstick and battery brick (for charging phones), getting my ticket sorted, checking where I want to park once I get there, etc. I bought some equipment to attach my phone to mongmonie so I can record parts of the concert while keeping another hand free if needed. My original plan was to use all my lightstick extensions and use it as a sort of monopod setup for recording the whole concert. A few things made me change my mind, the first was that I couldn't find a clear answer on if extensions would be allowed at the concert, then there was the fact that my seat got changed and I felt like I'd be blocking people's view with it (plus I'd have to break it down every time we had to sit). It would've been a more ideal setup in a PIT area in the corner where I wouldn't be blocking people. I had planned on using a completely separate phone to record the whole concert so I cleared up a bunch of memory on it, but in the process managed to brick my phone 😒. So I had to resort to using my primary phone. Anyway, I felt like I somehow spent 10hrs. doing concert prep, not sure how lol. It was time to finally head out. It's only an hour and a half drive for me, think I left the house around 2:30ish in the afternoon.
Arrival in Reading
I arrived in Reading around 4pm. Reading Parking Authority recently switched to gateless parking which I've never used before. I downloaded the ParkMobile app before I left. When I got there it only let me pay for a 30min. increment on the app, so I used that time to get a bite to eat since I hadn't eaten anything all morning. Once I got back to the parking garage I noticed the little kiosk where you can pay for the full day, so that's what I did. After that I walked down the street to the venue so I could grab my VVIP bracelet which only took less than 5 minutes since there wasn't a huge line for it at the time. I wanted to chill in the short line forming outside the venue and chat up some Insomnia but decided I should probably go back to my car and get some rest since I had been up since 3am (shoutout to the Insomnia with the same Seven Spirits hoodie that I had who said hi to me on the way back though). After getting a bit of rest I went to go line up at the venue, the weather was a really nice mild day (55℉/13℃) with thankfully no rain like last time! There were so many nice Insomnia handing out banners and freebies in line. One was handing photocards/polaroids and asked me my bias, said I couldn't choose so just give me a random one, when I opened it up it was a choccy milk Gahyeon polaroid! Even if it wasn't official I got so hyped seeing that, haha. Someone else was handing out some cute DC anime stickers, this time I specifically chose Dami since there were only two of those left (person behind me snatched the last one). I signed the Dreamcatcher Reason flag while in line, it's super unfortunate they couldn't end up giving it to the girls! The line started moving around 6pm and moved pretty quickly, I was in the doors past security by 6:15pm.
Santander Performing Arts Center Venue review
I grabbed a Blue Moon and waited in the merch line. This venue was pretty small so they only had one spot to setup the merch table. The line was super long and wrapped around the entire venue starting on the first floor and leading up to the merch table on the second floor. The line moved at a decent pace considering how much it zig-zag'd around the place, shout out to the staff that were straight up sprinting around the line making sure to keep it orderly and moving it around so people didn't have problems accessing the rest of the venue. I got my merch by 7pmish so I waited in line for maybe 40min. There isn't too much to say about the venue itself, you can pretty much see the whole lobby in that pic I posted while waiting in line. There were easy to find bathrooms on a level lower than the ground floor, there were big signs to point you in the direction of each seating section and staff were great about helping people find there correct seats. For some reason the staff here felt even more proactive with helping everyone than the Santander Arena (though everyone there was also very friendly and helpful). I got seated at 7:05pm and the first thing I noticed was how cramped the seating was. Sitting down my shoulders were touching the shoulders of the people sitting to both sides of me, I feel like plane seating didn't feel as cramped. Once I got seated, the Insomnia next to me noticed my camera setup to record the concert and we had a nice conversation about photography and the gear we each use. Also talked about the messed up ticket situation with the venue change. One of my goals was to talk to more Insomnia this time around so thank you to the dude that chatted me up as I'm terrible at starting conversations myself but once I'm in it I could talk forever, haha.
The Concert
Once again, I noticed everyone's fits being on point at the concert. So many people with cool outfits, custom clothes, some people were wearing outfits that matched certain Dreamcatcher stage outfits, etc. Shout out to the bunny costume guy hyping everyone up before the concert! One thing I might've messed up on was footwear, whenever standing and jumping I could feel my feet killing me. I'm used to standing all day at work in these shoes, so I think it was the jumping up and down that really did it for me, not as comfortable as the UltraBoosts I wore last concert. Anyway, it was easy enough to ignore since the concert was so awesome! I was practically front row, which I never thought I'd get a chance to do. I'm really short for a guy, so I always worried about not getting a good enough spot in the PIT to see over people. Most people in front of me were taller than me but it wasn't a huge issue for the most part. The members entered and the hype begun, seriously never thought I'd get to be this close to them! One of my slight complaints from the last concert was that I am a bit nearsighted and it was hard to make out the members faces from where I was seated (although I know them well enough to pick them out on their gait alone). Now it was like seeing them in glorious 8k, and they all looked gorgeous! The setlist was so good, finally #justiceforWHAT! Plus getting to see the 'YOU AND I' choreo complete with props and Dami's awesome staff spinning! Everyone sounded so good and I was surprised that the acoustics sounded really good in such a small place not really designed for the type of music being played. Even during the songs with choreo you could here each member through the backing track at least a few times here and there. Like last time, the members I noticed really punching through the backing track the most were Siyeon and Dami. You can tell Dami goes all in on her raps at these concerts, to the point of bending over like 70° in order to really belt them out with as much power as possible. Also, OH MY GOD 'Reason' went as hard as I hoped it would live. They are pushing their vocals so hard during that song and the "woah" chanting parts get everyone so hyped. It was a fantastic idea to have the encore be all three fan songs. Celebrating Dami's birthday was so fun! Sua announcing herself as Dami's B-day present and her just ignoring it was hilarious, also Sua giving Dami the rights to being the Queen™ of Dreamcatcher while celebrating her birthday had me dying. I don't remember what song it happened during but at one point I'm pretty sure Yoohyeon's timing was off in one of the choreos and she completely bumped into another member (think it might have been Gahyeon but I don't recall) it was really cute as she quickly brushed it off with a smile. I thought I had recorded this part but can't find it so now I'm gonna' have to check other fancams to make sure I'm not going crazy, lol. During the last goodbye talks, Gahyeon cried saying she wasn't feeling well and hoped that it didn't show in her performing (it didn't, she did great!) and other members were tearing up too. It honestly feels so heartwarming as a fan getting to see Dreamcatcher's sincerity in their faces and words up close and personal, I'm surprised I didn't cry myself. Jiu especially goes the extra mile with her genuine facial expressions that show gratitude on the deepest levels. Another thing I loved about Jiu was her crowd control abilities, especially when it came to getting everybody to wave their lightsticks in synchronicity. Speaking of the crowd, I was pretty disappointed by the shrieking banshees that yelled over the members when they were talking. It's honestly super rude and makes the fandom look bad, it sucks that there isn't much you can do about it but to try and tell people near you to be quiet. You could see Dami was visibly annoyed by it and continued to make a shushing gesture at the crowd while pointing at the member currently talking. It doesn't help that the members also enabled the behavior by responding to a few people yelling things to them so that lead to others trying to grab their attention, it seriously got out of hand. Other than that slightly souring the experience, I still had a wonderful time. I will end this section by mentioning the only member I have yet to talk about here and I will will simply leave it with this; Handong's orange hair omfg?! 👨🏼‍🍳💋
Meet & Greet, Hi-Touch + Group Photo
After the concert ended, everyone started to line up for the VIP and VVIP M&G event. They lined up the VIP first since they were just doing the hi-touch. The VVIP participants were all seated and wherever you sat was basically the order they were going to have you go in with each row of seats being a section for the group photos, this way anyone in groups that wanted to stick together for it could figure out their order beforehand. Staff was great at giving everyone instructions and getting everything in order as fast as possible. I was so exhausted after the concert with running on little sleep that I just about snoozed off while sitting and waiting my turn. A weird thing I noticed was that I was seated towards the back of the venue and the seating seemed to be spaced out a bit better than where I sat for the concert. Anyway, it was my sections turn for the hi-touch. I kind of knew it was going to go by too fast to even get out anything meaningful so I tried to to be anxious about what I was going to say. The line moved so fast that when I got to the members I barely got to say "hi [member's name]!" in fact I remember getting to Sua and I think Siyeon was right before her and I called her Shua by accident cuz' I was trying to nail saying She-yeon previously, I felt so stupid but it is what it is, I'm laughing at it now looking back on it 😂. I also remember Jiu was first in line and I realized I gave her a pretty hard high five and ended up toning it down with each member till I got to Dami last and barely touched her hand. It was over as fast as it started, it went exactly how I thought it would but still left me a little disappointed. That was made up for with the group photo. As I waited back in line for the group photo, and was slowly approaching the line seemed to stop for a bit longer than it was before. It seemed that there was a group way ahead that didn't want to be separated for the group photo so they were looking for a single person to fill in the last spot. I stepped up and volunteered so we could get the line moving again. The staff were appreciative since they were on a time crunch, the people in line were happy to not get separated, and I got to skip like 30 people so win-win for everyone. That wasn't the best part though. Since the members were also waiting for a minute or two they all had their direction focused on the last person waiting to come up the stairs and that was me! Jiu gave me a very warm and cheery "hi!" as she was closest and was who I was going to sit in front of, needless to say my heart melted and I gave her an equally ecstatic "hello!" right back. I was going to ask her to do like a heart or something with me but since they were waiting I didn't want to hold them up any longer and decided to just quickly get seated so they could take the photos. Photo only took a sec and they we got up to let the next group in. I was the last person in line so I kinda' got selfish and took my time saying a few things to the members as we left. I got to look each one in the eyes and tell them what a great performance they put on, how cool they are, etc. Also told Gahyeon to feel better, and Dami was last so I got to personally wish her a happy birthday as well! Honestly made the VVIP package super worth it. I grabbed my VVIP merch on the way out and left the venue feeling great. The temperature had dropped quite a bit but it honestly felt really nice having the cool air hit my face after being packed like sardines for over 2hrs. I don't remember what time everything ended exactly but I headed back to my car by around 10:30pm. The drive back was a bit stressful as I was exhausted and we had a freak blizzard come out of nowhere. I didn't see anything about snow on the weather forecast for the day so I was surprised, but it was manageable for me since I live in the area and drive an AWD Forester with winter tires.
Final Thoughts
I got so busy with work, then my router shit the bed, then the great Reddit outage happened, then was busy at work again. I've been meaning to post this much sooner, it's crazy that it's already been two weeks since the concert. I surprisingly didn't get the usual post-concert depression this time, I think it was because this concert felt waaaay shorter to me for some reason. I kind of equate it to the feeling you get after watching a movie for the second time, you know what to expect and what scenes are coming next so the movie feels much shorter on the second watch-through. Everything straight up just felt like a 5min. dream to me it went by so fast. So it's a little sad in that sense but I still felt a feeling of fulfillment overall. Also, I thankfully didn't catch COVID this time so pretty happy about that .I should mention that masks were encouraged but not required, even for hi-touch/group photos. I wore mine all concert and for the hi-touch, but took it off for the group photo so I could see my face in the pic. I talked about my seating position off to the side giving me this weird feeling of disconnect from the performances last time, and this time felt much better as I was front and center and got to make lots of eye contact with the members the whole concert. I have no real regrets this time around, but my goals for my next concert are to talk to even more people and I kind of want to do something to give back to the community like the kind Insomnia that hand out cool freebies at the concerts. Not sure what I'm going to come up with yet but can't wait to get the creative juices flowing. Also, since I talked about photography with the Insomnia sitting next to me, it got me thinking about getting a press pass to shoot a Dreamcatcher concert in the future. I don't know how difficult that would be as an amateur with no real professional portfolio to speak of but it would be amazing if possible! I have to head off to work now, I'll probably fix some formatting to make this more readable and add other tidbits I forgot to add once I get off work.
Thank you to Dreamcatcher, DCC staff, Santander Staff, and all the wonderful Insomnia for another great and memorable experience!!
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2023.03.20 21:06 PunishedRaion "Sweet" Soy Sauce in the US?

I have been getting into some of the recipes that start calling for this and I'm struggling to find the best version to use.
About a year ago I bought a bottle of Tuodong Kunming soy sauce from the mala market but unfortunately they have discontinued it because it was not selling well enough to continue importing it.
It looks like the only widely available brand is LKK. I haven't tried it yet but maybe some of the Taiwanese and Southern Chinese here who use this sauce can tell me if it's any good?
The closest alternative that I can get my hands on somewhat easily is Indonesian Kecap Manis from the ABC brand. Does anybody here have any experience using that as a substitute?
I'm not particularly into the common substitution of sweetening soy sauce and cooking it down. A really good sweet soy sauce can almost be described as an ice cream topping in some cases and it has a very distinctive flavor. I have never been able to get that out of attempting to sweeten soy sauce.
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2023.03.20 21:06 Veselyci “Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions attached.

“Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions attached.

https://preview.redd.it/eb0rmcksayoa1.jpg?width=975&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=01a6fe1c72d3d6db4246bc0601a60820a1000619
“Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions show its primarily just a couple sellers (Anon & TD made up 89.33% of sells since the dip)
$CUCO will be closing a >30M lbs uranium deposit project from $GXU (Goviex Uranium) in April. The company is doing a roll back to keep the share structure incredibly tight with just 20.067M shares outstanding after reverse split. Currently just a $2.5M market cap with a major #uranium deposit deal pending and another +400sq km of #lithium & #tin claims in DRC. $GXU will be taking shares as payment and will be taking a board seat with $CUCO too.
https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/159052/African-Energy-Metals-Announces-Share-Consolidation
Posted on behalf of African Energy Metals
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2023.03.20 21:06 Veselyci “Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions attached.

“Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions attached.

https://preview.redd.it/9s98619payoa1.jpg?width=975&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3add8e3df204451b2cfb2c30b83c918418802fe2
“Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions show its primarily just a couple sellers (Anon & TD made up 89.33% of sells since the dip)
$CUCO will be closing a >30M lbs uranium deposit project from $GXU (Goviex Uranium) in April. The company is doing a roll back to keep the share structure incredibly tight with just 20.067M shares outstanding after reverse split. Currently just a $2.5M market cap with a major #uranium deposit deal pending and another +400sq km of #lithium & #tin claims in DRC. $GXU will be taking shares as payment and will be taking a board seat with $CUCO too.
https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/159052/African-Energy-Metals-Announces-Share-Consolidation
Posted on behalf of African Energy Metals
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2023.03.20 21:05 Susan11II HMRC keep on sending letters saying that my friend still owes them tax but she settled everything with them a long time ago.

My friend was self-employed for a year and then she lost her job with a company she was providing services to. She told the HMRC that she is no longer employed and is on unemployment benefits and that she won't be able to do any self-assessment forms anymore as she didn't have any income. She also settled all her taxes at the time with HMRC and they even said it was all paid and that there is nothing anymore she will have to do. But HMRC keeps on sending her penalty letters of £60K nearly every year even though she told them hundred times that her account has been settled a long time ago and that she doesn't know where they are getting ridiculous amount calculations from as she never had that sort of income in her life. This is now becoming harassment. Can someone give me any advice on this?
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2023.03.20 21:05 Veselyci “Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions attached.

“Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions attached.

https://preview.redd.it/6tk9xptkayoa1.jpg?width=1544&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2df7379444e5ecbb75ce24403fdfa2963a3477f1
“Buy the dip” possible opportunity with $CUCO.V on the pull back. House positions show its primarily just a couple sellers (Anon & TD made up 89.33% of sells since the dip)
$CUCO will be closing a >30M lbs uranium deposit project from $GXU (Goviex Uranium) in April. The company is doing a roll back to keep the share structure incredibly tight with just 20.067M shares outstanding after reverse split. Currently just a $2.5M market cap with a major #uranium deposit deal pending and another +400sq km of #lithium & #tin claims in DRC. $GXU will be taking shares as payment and will be taking a board seat with $CUCO too.
https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/159052/African-Energy-Metals-Announces-Share-Consolidation
Posted on behalf of African Energy Metals
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2023.03.20 21:04 _rawstrawb Small Town Haircuts: salon? vs barber??

calling all fellow small town dudes and fellow nosy opiniated individuals! i could use some input
like every first haircut post long-term breakup? it has probably too many expectations riding on it. but wanna give it my best shot
so, im non-binary transmasc and been on t for over 5 years now. instead of being read as the person of indeterminate gender very quickly nearing 30 that i am? i find im most often read as either a particularly gay and fashion concious teenage boy? or, slightly less often, a teenage transgirl. especially since the recent move from large progressive city to small town.
both reads are fine by me, "youth" has its advantages, and people generally pick up on my age after the 2nd or 3rd interaction lol. mostly added for the context.
now, my hair has grown out past my shoulders? for the first time in over a decade! and since i finally figured out how to care for my waves/curls?? ive realized i actually really like the look of the longer hair. ended up settling on a wolf cut. for the unaware, a wolf cut is just the new variation on a mullet. more layers. its easy upkeep, just trendy/classic enough, and unisex. perfect.
SO, my question is? would you recommend getting this type of cut done at a salon? or barber??
i know salons are usually better with longer cuts and layering? but i haven't been to one since 2011, after being burned by one too many "john & kate plus 8" type pixie cuts in a row, lol
the barber in town is like.. a shockingly hip place for somewhere so small? sandalwood beard cream, straight razors and craft beer kind of place. while my options for salon are a bit more strip mall looking? with not quuuite enough reviews or knowing anyone ~queer~ in area yet to ask, to want to take the risk without some consideration. i could maaaybe be persauded to go to a salon in the nearest mid-sized town? but would, in general, prefer to have my new regular place be local.
whadda think? what would you do in my shoes?
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