look I have quite literally fucked just about everything up in my life that I possibly could. If I didn't i'd end up fucking it up anyway because that's just how it is and I’m always stuck in this endless loop too where I think I finally have hope for my life, but then I see, hear, or even remember something that takes me back to reality. I am trapped in an endless loop of despair and hope, but despair will triumph in the end and I dont want to be stuck in this draining cycle.
i cant do anything and if i could, my parents and life in general has fucked it up for me so much that i couldnt ever do anything myself and i cant make myself do anything either.
I have 0 social skills due to being insanely sheltered and homeschooled my whole life and I go silent at times when things get overwhelming, scary or stressful. i just cannot talk so how am i suppose to live in this world as a functioning person if i already have that one little thing, but a vital thing to any human interaction, wrong with me and where I find that just about everything is scary?
i mess up all and every friendship i've had (only had online ones mostly, never really had any irl ones) cause im afraid and get tired, and my life in general is so unpredictable, I am unpredictable and horrible and it is unfair to others... i just am not a good friend to have or person to know... and sometimes I just don't want friends, even thought it feels like i need them but then I'll just wished they would leave because it’s not like i ever truly give anything good to them back and I think it's better off that no one gets close to me and I should stay alone because I will just hurt and hurt and only hurt some more, and i feel bad and sorry for anyone whos ever known me because even i cant stand myself or the things that i do.... but i feel so out of control and this only makes me afraid for my future where I know there's nothing good there for me.
i feel like my entire mindset is broken and I dont know if it’s me or the world but me and the world don’t fit together.
my dad ruined me too, he is a pedo and he is selfish, he is selfish, he is selfish and i hate him but i cant help but love him still and i feel horrible and confused.. but i know he cant really love me if he was able to do the stuff he has and now ive constantly looked for someone else who can fill that place for me, which most times they arent good people but I desperately just wanted my dad to love me like normal and I know he never will, and I know that no one else can either. I just feel like I will be endlessly haunted by these feelings, possibly even getting in dangerous situations and I cant handle it.
and i also deal with anorexia which is kind of a coping mechanism and an addiction... i have tried so hard to recover countless times but i cant its something that is only gonna stay with me perpetually and I know it is. every time I've 'recovered' I really only pushed those thoughts behind and well when stuff bad happens they push their way forward again.. it's a never ending cycle and that is also exhausting.
now this is getting to be a lot of writing, sorry, theres more though
i will never be able to be as independent as i would want to be.... i mean, I am independent when dealing with my own shit but thats because no one really cares... but other life stuff? no. i have a hard time walking sometimes and have other problems which ive felt like ive burdened other people with my health stuff... i can’t help them with any of their stuff, i tend to isolate from them and things and i just wish i didn’t have to be a human being. and I hate when people worry about me too... I've felt like ive already fucked up all that I can, I dont need anyone to worry and feel worse about themselves because of me. i try to be there for everyone, to be someone for them to talk to because I know how it is to have no one.. but its been for sooo long I really have just been getting exhausted of it....that it's just been pushing me away and honestly making me so much more sad and drained but if I feel selfish if I try to help myself and tell them that I can't be the one to be there for you right now...
and also that my dad has quite literally trapped everyone in this house and is an abusive pos, stripped everyone here of their independence, it feels like im just a robot now. because of this and other things, my mom has even attempted suicide 2 times, and my sister has attempted suicide once. Not sure about my brothers but I wouldn't be surprised if they have felt like this.
Still though, I don't want to be hurting anyone here but im getting tired of worrying and caring... its just not me, to not care, but i feel like one of these times i just will do it. Im not afraid of death, ive accepted it as a thing that happens and it kinda comforts me... I pathetically, like 2 years ago, attempted suicide with a dog leash. Obviously that didnt work and no one knows I did that, I kept it to myself ... but people will know if I OD'ed and I'm nervous of that if I did survive, how they'd react.
I cant stand it here, living, and i won't ever get out im too messed up to even try. I feel like I will just fall into a bunch of terrible addictions if I was ever even let out of this house and im terrified of that, i think id just go off the rails and end up killing myself then, if i dont sometime now, anyway... I already take benzos which has sort of become an addiction and I've become reliant on to make me sleep, which is what I kind of always do because the days are unbearably slow.
i just feel so guilty somehow that i even exist. it feels awful, i just wish my body would dissolve or something. i can’t even name all the things i think are wrong because i just feel like my entire existence is a problem to everyone else. all i do is ruin things, for myself and for others.
I have this bottle of oxycodone and i just want to down it all... im not even sure if it would work how I want it to or if id need some anti emetics too.. which i do have and may as well just take those just in case.. but I'm just not sure if it would be the outcome I'd want.
I feel horrible for this, I feel horrible for everyone, but honestly can they blame me? everyone here is miserable, can they really blame me for doing this? I know they'll feel terrible and will probably think this is all there fault. I blame no one. There is a lot of stuff that is wrong but I cant even blame my dad, I feel guilty for it.
I wish that things were different and maybe if they were, i might feel like i deserve to live... but it doesn't, and i don't. I want to feel like i deserve to live but there's already so much in my life that has gone wrong and i am already so fucked up... this all just shows me that i really don't think I was meant to live. I don't think I'm cut out for life really
I wish i could just rot.
a while ago i wanted a dog. so i did the retarded thing and adopted a psychologically damaged dog from a rescue shelter. this thing was fucked, riddled with anxiety and a propensity to attack any other dog on sight. he is a greyhound crossed with a pitbull, so hes very fast, and also very angry. i came from a family of well trained malamute owners so i was like yeah no problem. this dog was a menace. i never let him off leash but while on such leash he tried to kill everything! once while trying to socialize him he "grabbed" (attacked) another dog. i dove and got the dog out of his mouth before he did real damage to it. so hes been a problem child for a while. he really wants to kill everything he comes across. but what really surpirsed me is a chicken moved into our backyard. to begin with, we kept the dog inside and caught and threw the chicken over the fence. but it kept coming back! and then coming inside and shitting everywhere. so we decided to let the dog have at it. but a strange thing happened. the dog would run up on the chicken but it would attack him! surely this wouldnt mean much to my dog that's willing to rip other dogs apart? but after a few attempts he got respect for this chicken, they became unlikely friends. now they spend every day together hanging out having fun. whats crazy is there is a cat that tries to hunt this chicken and whenever my hen spots her, she makes some panic-specific crow noise and my dog, whatever hes doing, goes fucking ballistic, run outside and chases the cat away to protect my hen bro
See the previous posts: https://www.reddit.com/JurassicPark/comments/1419mpy/jurassic_world_the_hegemony_of_biosyn_dominion/ https://www.reddit.com/JurassicPark/comments/142b35e/jurassic_world_the_hegemony_of_biosyn_jwd_rewrite/
Act III - The Gathering of the Clouds Mia Everett
Visually confirming Rainn's revelation, Victoria is shown in a cage inside Amelia Everett's lab, within Biosyn's Citadel. Mia does her best to comfort the scared and depressed Achillobator
and her motivations are explored shortly after. It's revealed that due to her experience within the team who made the Indominus and the Indoraptor, Biosyn tasked her with reviving InGen's IBRIS program by breeding raptors with high obedience potential. However, none of the achillobators cloned by Biosyn proved to be trainable enough for the program's ambitions (even though they attempted to mimic Owen's experience by having keepers being there at the animals' birth), which displeased Dodgson and the other higher-ups, who are now favouring another research team, who focuses on a more intrusive way of controlling dinosaurs. Basically treated as a second-class researcher amidst a rather toxic work environment, Mia became desperate enough to hire poachers to capture Blue, which she intended to breed with their achillobators in order to finally have trainable individuals. As Victoria is not sexually mature, Mia is in front of a considerable setback and fears that Dodgson will pull the plug due to her lack of results, especially in this troubled period for Biosyn. The tying noose
The next day, the intel collected by the UN agents (people involved in the Black Market, Biosyn's connections with it) are sent to the nearby countries, including Italy, where an arrest warrant is launched against Kayla.
On his side, Isaac Gibbon is contacted by Bigelow who tells him about the debacle of their mission in Malta, saying that Claire and Owen saved the grey guards from disaster. He orders her to stay in Italy for the moment and wait for new orders. Shortly receives, he receives a candidate for a desk job in the DSD: It's Franklin. Gibbon tells Franklin he heard about his bravery during the 2019 incidents and his past connection with InGen (Before the DPG, Franklin worked for it as an IT Technician), before asking questions about Claire as he is aware that she collaborated with him not only on some occasions in the past few years but also in the 2019 Costa Rican incident, where Franklin was the couple's companion while they were running from InGen's agents and the authorities. Dubrovnik
The inhabitants and tourists of the Croatian seaside city of Dubrovnik are surprised when a Biosyn Quetzalcoatlus
descends upon the old town and starts attacking people. As a joke similar to one in TLW with the Japanese businessman and his reference to Godzilla
, some extra could yell in Valyrian "I left Westeros because of this!" or "By the Seven, not again!" (Dubrovnik was one of Game of Thrones
' filming location). Ramsay's email
In a manner similar to the Hawaii attack scene in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla
, the Dubrovnik scene cuts just as the Quetzal swoops on the bystanders and we are now in the bar of Biosyn's employee village. Wu is watching the news of the Dubrovnik attack on the TV (there is even a declaration from Zoe Murdoch, in which she denies the pterosaur came from Auronzo's Sanctuary and was probably created by a rival company who somehow put their hands upon Biosyn Quetzalcoatlus
DNA. In the bar, someone whisper that one of their Quetzals did escaped from the valley thanks to the temporary deactivation of the invisible fence system and that Dodgson has launched an investigation to know who's responsible) when he receives a mysterious email from Ramsay, which includes the name of some woman. Wu search it on the internet and ends up on IMDB where he discovers that the adult "Charlotte" on the videos is actually an actress who lives in London. Arrest
In Rome, early in the morning, Kayla is arrested in her flat by the police as she is accused of illegal smuggling. Viscontini
Following all the incidents in the Alps, the clash in the Sabine Hills and the recent Dubrovnik attack, people gets pissed at Biosyn and protests occur in several locations, including Rome. In the Italian Ministry of the Interior, Viscontini has an argument with Pazzi, declaring that they need to take severe actions against Biosyn but the minister retorts that taking large-scale actions against the corporation might trigger a whole deal of undesirable consequences, including deteriorating US-Italian relations due to the close ties between Biosyn and the US government. He won't risk that just because of some rumours, weak proof and small incidents. Viscontini retorts that soon, Biosyn might have an angry mob showing at its gates with the goal of driving it out of Italy.
Following Vuillier's instructions, Claire, Owen, Nyamu and Dougal leave Malta the same day and fly to the Eternal City, where they have to meet Viscontini in the AISI headquarters. There, they have a video call with Vuillier. He and Viscontini wants to send the trio of WDMC agents to Auronzo Valley so they can infiltrate Biosyn's facility, find compromising information and transmit them to the Italian authorities, hoping to finally convince Pazzi and the rest of the government to take action against Biosyn. However, one of the agents points out that they will need an entrance ticket as one doesn't simply walk into Auronzo, since the borders of Biosyn's lands are guarded and monitored while some people disappeared after going too close from the Sanctuary (anti-Biosyn activists, reckless adventurers, Grendel Corporation's spies, others from the AISI's and Austrian government). Viscontini declare they might have that ticket.
We cut to Kayla in her prison cell. The guard announces she has visit and she is brought to a room where Viscontini and Dougal waits for her. The head of the AISI and the WDMC agent then negotiate with her: In exchange for her freedom, she will bring Dougal, Claire and Owen to Biosyn's Sanctuary. However, Viscontini precise he'll have her hunted down if she ever betrays them.
Kayla raises the fact that she can't show up at Auronzo like this and needs a motive. Viscontini and Dougal then talk about the animals seized in Malta's black market. Theo's Mission
That day, Wu summons Theo, explain the whole issue with the fake Charlotte and ask him to go to London, find the actress and question her about the videos so they can have proofs to show Maisie, who started to really become insufferable because of Dodgson's bad influence (in that part of the story, one of the few scenes where she's likeable is one where she and Drummond bonds over the common passion for dinosaurs). The ex-mercenary soon leaves Auronzo, taking a bus for Venice in the nearest village while Wu explains to Pellegrino and Dodgson that Theo had urgent family matters to deal with in the UK. Leaving San Francisco
Desiring to supervise the Dolomites Crisis more closely, Vuillier fly to Italy. Nine containers
As evidence of Biosyn's possible connections to the Maltese black market has been discussed on the news, Dodgson knows it's a matter of time before Vuillier, the Italians or the Austrians send people in Auronzo and expose Biosyn's misdeeds.
We then follow Pellegrino's POV as she oversees the exit of nine large mysterious containers from the Citadel and their departure from the airstrip just outside the valley. One of her subordinates asks what's inside and she answers that she has no idea, with Dodgson only giving her a series of instructions. They watch the containers being flown abroad.
The following day, Pellegrino speak about it to Wu and other employees with anti-Dodgson sentiments like Drummond. She notices that Wu is uncomfortable as they talk about it and realize he must be hiding something. Ramsay, who just arrived from the US in preparation for a big corporate event in the Citadel, almost surprise their discussion. As they're not sure if they can trust him or not, they pretend it's nothing. Wu then phones Theo and asks him about his secret mission's progress. London
In London, Theo finds the actress from the videos and initially posing as a reporter, filming her in an interview, he then ask her questions about the videos and after some hesitations, she concedes to give him answers and reveals among other things that the shooting occurred a few months ago in some local warehouse, that the director of those videos is none other than Colin Trevorrow (who, desperate for a job after the debacle of the Jurassic World film, accepted to participate to that project, oblivious that Biosyn was behind it since a dummy company took care of the production). AISI
Vuillier arrives in Rome and meets with his agents, Nyamu and Viscontini in one of the AISI headquarters' conference rooms, where a map of Auronzo Valley and its surroundings has been laid. Kayla is also there and offscreen, our characters talk about the plan.
At the end of the meeting, everyone but Vuillier and Viscontini leave the room. Both have a secret conversation during which the Italian say that the Grey Guard's Mediterranean Company, supported by the Austrians and secretly by him (as he fears that Biosyn has informers within the Italian government), are deployed in one of the villages near Auronzo, and is supposed to act as a Plan B should the Claire-Owen-Dougal trio fail, by taking a secret path through an old mine and a mountain pass before breaking into Biosyn's citadel. The WDMC agents don't know that and when Vuillier ask why, Viscontini answers that it's better that way (should the agents be captured ant tortured, they won't tell Biosyn that there is a second team) and that the secret path isn't safer as one of his spy was killed by some creature after taking it and arriving in sight of the valley. He thinks that a small dozen of grey guards have better chances surviving the pass' guardian(s) than three civilian agents. To the Dolomites
The next day, in the middle of the morning, Kayla is preparing her plane in some airstrip near Rome and the seized creature from the black market is loaded in the hold (I have no idea which species to choose). Equipped by the Italians, Claire, Owen and Dougal say farewell to Vuillier, Nyamu and Viscontini. The Frenchman tells Claire that it's time to unleash the She-wolf upon Dodgson but Claire correct him by saying "Not the She-wolf. The Dragon.
" (in this AU, she has a particular connection with the dragon-like Indominus), implying she'll get the mission done whatever it takes. He and the other two men wish them good luck and the trio of WDMC agents climb aboard the plane. They soon take off. Biosyn's aerial defense
Kayla's plane arrives in sight of the mountains which delimit Biosyn's Sanctuary. Informed of their mission by Vuillier and Viscontini, one of the grey guards is watching the plane through his binoculars as it passes over the village where they are staying.
Kayla is soon contacted by the Citadel's control room as they detected the aircraft on their radars and they ask her why she's coming. The pilot answer that she collected an animal which might interest them (she told the WDMC agents and the Italians that Biosyn doesn't have this particular species in their Sanctuary) and ask to land on their airstrip. While the Biosyn employees discuss, the plane is about to enter Auronzo Valley by the east, as that part of the sanctuary is the furthest from most of the buildings (while the airstrip is in the northernmost parts of Biosyn's lands, beyond the mountains with the frozen dam lake) and thus where Claire, Owen and Dougal has the best chances of landing unnoticed. The trio of agents take their parachutes and prepare to jump, but at the same time, Dodgson, who heard that Kayla was arrested by the authorities just a few days ago, fears that her plane is a Trojan horse and decides to activate the valley's "aerial defense". On the screen of one of the room's monitors, we see a group of dots heading straight towards the plane. It's actually a group of pteranodons, from the same toothed variant as those who appeared in Jurassic Park 3
(there is even at least one black male identical to the scrapped one from Johnston's film), and they just collide with the plane, crashing against the cockpit and getting turned to shred by the rotors' blades, damaging the plane (the scene is partly inspired by a cutscene from the Ninth Mission of Paraworld
's campaign). Owen wonder why those pteranodons behave in a suicidal manner. Suddenly, the pteranodons retreat and as their window is shrinking, the agents know they have to jump now (they've reached the middle of the valley and their trajectory deviated northwards, towards the mountain dam). Claire jumps first but as Owen is about to jump in his turn, the plane is attacked by a Quetzalcoatlus
and the Raptor Whisperer sees another and a few pteranodons chasing her fiancée, whose parachute opened. Claire shakes the pterosaurs off by disappearing into the valley's dense forest. As they will be grabbed by the attacking pterosaurs as soon as they leave the aircraft, Owen, Dougal and Kayla stay inside it and brace for the crash. The plane crashes down at the surface of the frozen lake by the mountain dam in the northern part of the valley.
Back in Rome, Vuillier, Nyamu and Viscontini are worried as they heard the agents and the pterosaurs' screams (they had an open channel all that time with Kayla's plane). They hope the agents will survive this ordeal and activate the beacons they were given before their departure. Note: The fate of the animal they took with them is still unclear for me. It really depends on the chosen species. If it's something large and potentially dangerous, Kayla would probably want to drop it in the valley in order to have a lighter plane and not deal with it after crashing. But if it's a creature about the size of a small dog for example, they could free it as they leave the wreckage. Gigantoraptor
We then cut to Claire hanging in the trees but instead of a Therizinosaurus
(which already appeared in TRQ. Moreover, Claire had a small arc with this species in that story), she is threatened by a Gigantoraptor
. The scene plays out much like the Theri scene from Trevorrow's version, with Claire hiding in a pond etc.. Once the Gigantoraptor
walks away, Claire gets out of the pond and sees the fumes from the plane's crash in the distance, behind the mountain dam. The dam lake
Before it sinks in the lake, Owen, Dougal and Kayla leave her plane and step on the ice. Under it, they notice a large shadow and know they better move away from the lake. They notice a ladder by the dam but as they head towards it, a Quetzalcoatlus
or a Pteranodon
lands on their way. They step back, moving towards an opening on the lake's surface. Suddenly, a giant 9-meters long temnospondyl (based upon an unnamed and fragmentary genus from Lesotho) burst out the water, almost killing one of the characters. Ensue a scene where our three protagonists have to evade both the pterosaur and the amphibian. The pterosaur ends up being dragged underwater by the temnospondyl but other pterosaurs arrive and to escape them, our trio climbs on the dam and rushes to its elevator, going down in the valley. Down at the dam's base, they notice it's dilapidated and Kayla tell her two companions that Biosyn sell some of its power to the nearest villages. Note: The main doubt I have about this scene is having a temnospondyl living in the icy water of a mountain lake. It might be too much of a stretch so if you think it's not realistic at all, it will be scrapped from the scene (and perhaps be replaced by a juvenile Baryonyx or something like this, an animal which could be also the one our characters brought with them in the plane. Plan B
Since the agents lost their beacons during the pterosaurs' attack and the crash, they couldn't tell Rome that they were still alive. Vuillier and Viscontini fear the worst and send a message to Laurenzo Cesare. Droppings
Meanwhile, Claire started walking towards the dam, hoping to find her companions on the way if they made it out alive from the crash. When she hears a racket in the woods, she hides and a Biosyn tyrannosaur arrives. But it's not on a hunting mode and instead, it just leaves some droppings on a log near Claire's hiding place. After the predator leaves, she approaches the log and smears her face with the droppings, remembering her "Walk in the Park" with Owen when they searched her nephews during the Fall of Jurassic World (the droppings hide her smell, dissuading the other animals to investigate her). Argument
An argument bursts out between Owen, Dougal and Kayla while they're walking south. The first wants to find his fiancée, the second says that their mission is more important, and Kayla is mad at both men since she lost her plane (and livelihood) because of the WDMC's mission. And unsure about her intentions, the two men distrust her but she tries to reassure them by saying that Biosyn can fuck off since they are also responsible for destroying her plane.
However, the Sanctuary's denizens remind them that they better be united or else it will be the failure of their quest.
At some distance, in the middle of the fog, they see the recognizable silhouette of a sauropod, that of an Argentinosaurus
(the species was seen in the distance and mentioned earlier in the story. Instead of Argentinosaurus
, it could also be another large titanosaur). However, this herbivore has the particularity of having a symbiotic relation with some small carnivore species within Biosyn Sanctuary (I'm more thinking about a pterosaur or a flying/semi-arboreal theropod than a strictly ground-dwelling predator. For now, the baboon-sized Variraptor
is my candidate), with the Argentinosaurus
letting those carnivores eat its parasites and the insects flying around it while the carnivores will let out an alarm call shall a large predator approach. It could be illustrated in a scene where an Acrocanthosaurus
(the one from the Drive-in scene) is spotted by the carnivores as it passes by. The Argentinosaurus
turns to face the larger predator, adopt a defensive posture, and as the acro hasn't yet moved, the smaller carnivores take off from the sauropod and flies straight to the acro's head. Harassed by those creatures, the Acrocanthosaurus
retreats. Thus, if those small carnivores (which we'll call the Argentinosaurus
' suite) are brave enough to attack a megatheropod, our three protagonists know they're not safe and that they better move away. The Sanctuary's true nature
While still heading north, Claire's path crosses that of a bull Shantungosaurus
. She move out of his way and stay still. She and the audience recognize the animal as he was already in the JW rewrite and TRQ (in the first story, he gained some scars after a fight with a few Metriacanthosaurus
), where he was a secondary "character" (and a threat in a few scenes). Both have a peaceful scene where they make eye contact but that quiet moment is shattered when a gunshot resounds in the forest and the hadrosaur flees, badly wounded. Claire hides and in the distance, she sees a hunter, accompanied by a couple of Biosyn security guards and another employee which she presume is some sort of supervisohunting guide. Watching how the hunter is dressed and how he behave in the wild, she knows he's not a professional hunter but just a rich hobbyist and then realizes the Sanctuary's true nature: It's a hunting reserve. As the Shantungosaurus
escaped them, the hunter express his discontentment at the guide, which promise to find him another quarry. They leave and following the blood trail left by the hadrosaur, Claire finds him by a stream. His wounds are too grievous and he's too weak to lash out at Claire, who kneels by his head, trying to comfort him in his last moments, up until his last breath. Watching another of her former park's animals dying fills Claire with not only grief, but also anger. She change her plans and heads back south instead of continuing northward, following the hunting party's track. Note: It doesn't necessarily have to be a Shantungosaurus in the role of the animal shot by the hunters, but it have to be a recognizable animal from the previous installments for emotional impact and Claire's development (another candidate could be the Therizinosaurus from TRQ)
She later finds another hunting party. One of its members, a Biosyn guard, pulls out an item she recognize: a raptor resonating chamber. The guard use it like a bird call and soon, an Achillobator
, arrive, believing it heard one of its kind. The poor animal is shot by the hunters, who scream in satisfaction before taking a picture with their quarry. They then brings it to the Biosyn vehicle waiting nearby but before they leave (after having a short conversation during they mention that another team captured the rex and is bringing it the paddocks), Claire deliberately attract the attention of one of the guards, the same one which used the resonating chamber, and he say to his companions he won't be long. He move away from the road and deeper in the woods, he fall into Claire's ambush. She kill him, loot some of his equipment (including the resonating chamber), hide his body and leave. Worried for his colleague, the other guard with the hunters orders the guide to drive them back to the lodge, and search his friend. But he too is murdered by Claire, who takes a small metallic box on him. Activating the box, she realize it's a sonic weapon she has seen before, in the hands of InGen Security's elite troops during the fall of Isla Nublar (it's like a weaponized version of the box Dodgson and his companions have in Crichton's TLW). She turns it off, take it with her and follows the hunters vehicle's tracks on the road, towards the lodge.
However, Claire ignores she's being watched, and not by human eyes... Over hill
Cesare and his men leave their accommodation and head for the frontiers of Biosyn's lands. Leaving their vehicles near a ruined fort, the grey guards start their trek while the sun is setting behind the mountains ahead of them. A bed in the trees
As walking through the valley at night would be too dangerous, Owen, Dougal and Kayla decide to find a resting place and climb in a tree. From it, they have a panorama on a nearby lake and notice they are approximately halfway between the dam and the Citadel. At this moment, we also have peaceful scenes with the valley's denizens at dusk (Pelecanimimus
fishing in the lake, herbivores drinking nearby, the same Spinosaurus
from the report at the beginning peacefully sitting on the bank like an oversized duck...). Theo's peace
In the evening, just a few hours before his flight to Venice, Theo also passes by his former home, which he left years ago before joining Ken Wheatley's mercenary company. His ex-wife still lives here and noticing that she started a new life with another man and seems happy, he walks away in peace, leaving behind him the last picture he had of himself and her (earlier in the story, Theo is seen looking at said picture). The secret path
Back in Italy, the grey guards find the entrance of an old mine and enter it, taking the path that will allow them to pass under the limits of Biosyn's lands. Mercenaries
Mercenary troops land in Biosyn's airstrip and their leader is brought to the Citadel. He has a discussion with Dodgson behind closed doors. Foes... or allies?
A few hours after nightfall, Claire finally finds a large old chalet with typical Tyrolean architecture: The Hunting Lodge (it's implied that it was built way before Biosyn bought those lands, when the area was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, before WWI). Claire remarks it's surrounded by an invisible fence (identical to the one from Jurassic World Evolution 2
's Biosyn DLC) which prevents the animals from getting too close. Aware that the lodge wouldn't be a shelter for her and that its occupants probably outnumber her, she turns away from it, continuing to wander in the woods. But just a few minutes later, she hears sound in the nearby bushes. Aware she might be hunted, she is ready to use the ultrasound box and fight for her life. A pack of Achillobators shows up, menacingly walking towards her. At the same time, it starts to rain.
Claire first thinks of using the box and running away while the predators would be bothered by the sound but she knows it will be useless in the long run as they could track her all across the Sanctuary. She then remembers the reports she read earlier in the story, and especially that of the 2001 incident on Sorna, where Alan Grant and his companions walked out alive and unharmed from a close encounter with raptors.
In dire straits, she makes up a desperate plan and carefully, she pulls out the resonating chamber she stole from the Biosyn guards. She uses it and due to their bad experience in the sanctuary with the resonating chambers' usual users, the raptors get agitated but their pack leader tells them to calm down as Claire doesn't seem to be a Biosyn guard or a hunter. The pack leader walks alone towards Claire and sniffs the dried blood on her hands and clothes, realizing it belongs to other humans. Nothing happens for a moment and then the pack leader lets out a bark. Behind Claire, two raptors move aside. Slowly walking backwards, watching carefully the raptors' moves, Claire exits the circle made by the surrounding predators and continues doing so until she's at a respectable distance. At the beginning, the raptors just watch her but as she's heading towards the Hunting Lodge, she hears them following her. However, she is aware that they would have already pounced on her if they wanted to eat her and knows that they're more intrigued. Meanwhile, the rain intensifies (there could also be a storm).
Claire reaches the invisible fence, crosses it, and searches for its power source. But as she's sabotaging it, the Lodge caretaker (a gnarly-looking old local man) spots her and frightened by her look, runs away towards the building. She is forced to catch him and, after a short struggle, kill him with her knife before he can raise the alarm. After showing some trouble due to killing a probable innocent, she resumes her sabotage and the fence is deactivated. The raptors cross it and see Claire entering the lodge. Near its entrance, she finds a sword hanging on the wall as a decorative element and noticing it's still sharp, she takes it along with its sheath and heads for the rooms. Behind her, the raptors open the door and silently enter in the lodge. In the hallway which leads to the rooms, Claire stays still when the raptors walk past her as they head to the rooms and grin as her audacious plan is working. Claire enters one of the rooms, raises her sword blade over a sleeping hunter and when the time comes, thrust it into his body. Meanwhile, the raptors open other doors and entering the rooms, they rush on the sleepers. Slaughter ensues and only those who locked up their doors have the time to wake up, grab a weapon and fight for their very survival. Some of the lodge's occupants offer some resistance in the lounge but there, Claire activates the sonic weapon she stole and an ear-piercing sharp sound comes from it. While the raptors back off behind her, their common enemies kneel and scream in pain and Claire (who put on some earplug) slashes their throats, deactivate the weapon, and let the raptors tear the hunters alive while she raids some items (stuff like snacks, water, a first-aid kit, a map...) and leave, disappearing in the woods.
A bit later, she finds a small cave whose entrance is high from the ground and rest in it, sleeping until mid-morning. The mountain's pass
At the end of their night-long ascent, the grey guards arrive in a pass/cave where they found human bones, which they presume to be those of the AISI's spy Viscontini told them about, and the remains of a Biosyn drone. Soon after, they are attacked by the guardian animal(s) the corporation left there to kill any trespasser coming from that direction. (I haven't chosen any species yet). They manage to defeat it (or them) and dawn break out as they arrive at a vista point which overlooks the valley. The grey guards observe it, the eyes of Cesare stop on the Citadel for a moment, and they retreat back inside the mountain to rest a few hours before descending into the valley. They send a message to Vuillier and Viscontini, telling them that they're inside the Sanctuary. Traces of a slaughter
During their early morning patrol, a security team discovers that a massacre occurred during the night in the Hunting Lodge. They find clues indicating that someone helped the raptors and participated in the killings. The control room check the Lodge CCTV footage and fear spreads like wildfire among the staff when they discover the culprit is a sinister-looking black-clad hooded woman. Seeing that one of the figure's hand is a prosthesis and that the other wear a silver ring with a red gem, they realize it's Claire and Dodgson pretty much start to crap his pants (partly because one of the hunters was a very wealthy and powerful foreign client whose disappearance won't go unnoticed). Since she made it out alive from the plane's crash, Dodgson fears that the other WDMC agents might have too. When asked about the slaughter itself, Dodgson orders his staff to cover it up for the moment, as he don't want to worry the board of directors who are set to arrive later that day for a big event he planned in the evening. Theo's return
Theo returns to Auronzo and Wu, who just learned about Claire's presence in the valley, tells him that they must get Maisie out of the facility as soon as possible since disaster tends to follow Claire like a shadow. Taking the gloves off
However, Maisie has meanwhile discovered that the videos were another lie, by recognizing one of the scientists from the video, who also work at the Citadel (and who didn't aged, even though the adult Charlotte's video was supposed to be taken fourteen years ago). Aware that the gentle method is no longer considerable, Dodgson decides to use the hard one and Doctor Lesser locks Maisie in a cell within her lab, to which Wu can't access. Lesser reveal that it wasn't Wu who told Dodgson that she was a clone but the spy he has among Lockwood Manor's employees, and that the only true part in the video was the one about the genetic disease: Charlotte did had it, just like her mother Elizabeth before that (she died in 1993 and it was because of her Lockwood and Hammond fell out), and had the car accident which took her life didn't happened, the disease would have killed her a few years later. As he wanted Maisie to have a long life, Benjamin Lockwood asked the scientists he hired (there is a whole subplot about what they became in TRQ) to cure it and they did find a way. As the scientists' notes were accidently destroyed, the solution is now within Maisie's body, and Dodgson wants it so he can put new drugs on the market.
Before it's too late, Wu and Theo, with Ramsay's help, start organizing Maisie's evasion. The geneticist mentions a secret trail from WWI in the northeastern mountains: It's their escape route. He then heads for his lab, planning something else. Tracking Claire
Curious about Biosyn's movements around the Hunting Lodge, Owen, Dougal and Kayla investigate it after the departure of the security troops. They discover evidence of Claire's passage and Owen tries to follow her fiancée's tracks. Kayla and/or Dougal make comments about the slaughter of the hunters. Bigelow's last chance
Isaac Gibbon gives Jessica Bigelow a new mission: Go to Auronzo and ensure the evacuation of Lewis Dodgson and Biosyn's most important research. The agent ask her boss why and he said that he just received news that Biosyn is compromised. He also precise that it's her last chance after the Malta fiasco. Bigelow leave her safe house in central Italy and goes north. Shady preparations
Continuing south, Owen, Dougal and Kayla see mercenaries positioning some sort of moveable antenna on a ridge which overlooks the road which connects the Citadel to the valley's northern continue, as finding Claire and entering the Citadel is more urgent. The gathering of the clouds
One of the control room's employees ask Dodgson to come. He shows him footage from the Biosyn lands's southern gate, near the employee village.
Before the gate, a group of Carabinieri
stand, showing to the guards and the security cameras a search warrant: The government finally decided to act against Biosyn. But Dodgson refuses to open the gates for the Carabinieri
and orders the mercenaries who arrived during the night to intimidate them. The Carabinieri
move away from the gate, with their leader warning against the consequences of such an action. At a respectable distance from the gate, Vuillier, Viscontini and Nyamu watched the scene. Soon, other groups of Carabinieri
are deployed along the other entrances to Biosyn's lands. The siege of Auronzo has started.
Hearing about the siege's situation, some employees leave their post and head for the metro (which connects the Citadel to the village. Another loop also connects the Citadel to the various facilities across the Sanctuary, including the seven towers and the dam), in order to go to the village and then hoping to be able to leave Biosyn's lands before things starts to get too ugly but Dodgson's has the metro's station locked and commands them to go back to their posts. Seeing their CEO starting to act like Hitler in his bunker, they are afraid.
End of Act III.
See you tomorrow for Act IV
Hi. First time posting here but I feel I have gotten myself in a bit of a situation.
I'm helping a friend hold a dog until he finds a long-term foster, so I am the interim foster. He's a husky that was badly abused and is quite afraid of humans, so he was on death row at his shelter. So far he doesn't mind just chilling in his kennel for a while (door open!), but like any other dog he gets bored and starts pacing and finding shit to get into. However, we can't really take him on walks due to his fear - he will literally just stand there and not move if you put a leash on him.
I am planning on trying to find a toy that he likes as he seems to enjoy chewing on things. I can't really play with him as he will move away when I approach. Training is almost entirely out of the question for now as he won't eat when near us. Honestly I'm just hoping my friend finds a foster quickly, but that doesn't mean I don't want to try my best.
Any ideas or advice? I'm not new to having dogs, but I am new to his breed and to this situation where he wants nothing to do with us.
(M)Celebrating my 21st birthday in hot springs for 4 days, any spots that I must try? Places to stay away from? Also good dining restaurants? I’m a foodie Coming with my girlfriend and dog so also some outdoolake activity recommendations as well? Much appreciated! Excited to visit
It’s been about one week since I lost my boy. The grief has been overwhelming and for the first couple days I couldn’t stop crying just knowing he’s gone forever. I’m so sad still and my heart is broken, I still feel the pain in my chest when I think about him.
I know it’s so soon to adopt another dog, but I’m just so sad without my best friend. I know this new pup is not a replacement. He’s been in the shelter for months and needed a home and I needed company. I hope it works out that we develop a bond and we’re best friends in no time.
I feel so much guilt for bringing home a new dog. He sniffs around the house like he’s looking for the other dog that he can smell. I feel so guilty seeing him playing with the toys my baby never got the chance to play with. Wearing the same harness for a walk (I didn’t get a new one, I probably should).
Im trying so hard to not feel this pain and guilt, and try to let go of the pain as it comes over me. For the sake of this new dog who deserves a loving home. I’m trying. Seeing him just reminds me my boy is gone. Im hoping time will bring us closer and ease the pain.
I adopted a 4 month puppy from a rescue. She’s 5 months on Friday, so I’ve had her a few weeks. Best guess is a lab pitty mix. Her litter came to the rescue with their mom when they were a day old. Mom was tiny, barely to the knee. Sweetest disposition and was adopted immediately after becoming available. Dad is unknown. I’m wondering at what point is a reaction more than puppy shyness/fearfulness and becomes reactivity?
The shelter said she was really well socialized. No issues with people or dogs. Maybe she’d bark at passing dogs, but rarely.
When I first brought her home and started taking her out, I noticed she would stop and stare at dogs until they would pass. If the dog was somewhat reactive or stared back her hackles would raise. In these few weeks she now doesn’t fully stop but will usually want to stare for a bit. It’s getting better.
We went to a (not dog) park and sat at a table close to the walking path. A chihuahua lost its absolute shit on her and she didn’t care. A calm Labradoodle on a retractable leash got close to us and she quietly growled. I moved us to a bench further off the path and she was fine and mostly ignored passing dogs. I haven’t let her meet dogs on walks, but she’s met my friends’ dogs. She’s timid at first then is fine. She met 5 dogs at a trainer’s house and the trainer said she was great after she got over her timidness and felt comfortable 🤷♀️
Dog reactivity is manageable for me, but she stops and stares at strangers sometimes. She’s had 0 issues with anyone who I’ve introduced her to. I live in a townhouse complex with 70 units, so she encounters people regularly. She’s friends with everyone I’m friends with, so it does seem to be directed to people I’m not immediately friendly with/don’t engage with. We have no backyard so usually I sit out with her in the front on a tether. I have a kid so the neighbor kids come over to pet her and she is fine with them, even if they are new to her. It’s not everyone, but it happens enough that it’s noticeable.
Tonight I took her out for her final potty and 2 of my neighbours were walking up the sidewalk behind us and she heard them. She wouldn’t stop staring even after being friendly. We were in the middle of the street, not even on the sidewalk with them, so kind of far away. I tried to usher her along but she really didn’t want to and every few steps would whip around to stare at them behind us. 3-4 instances of that and she finally kept going. It obviously made them uncomfortable and they commented on it, and so now I wonder if this reaction towards people is more than a puppy fear stage/shyness.
I found a stray cat, super friendly, followed us right into our apartment. I’ve always dreamt about being “chosen” by a cat, but sadly it is not feasible for us to keep this cat at this time. I have posted on local pet pages to see if this is someone’s cat. I’m not too sure where is the best place to get the cat neutered and the microchip checked but I’ll call up our usual vet (we have a dog) or go to a shelter and see what they can do. (We live in Texas) Maybe we will release it afterwards because it is a stray? We already gave it a bath and it was ok with that. Is there anything else we should do? This cat is so sweet and friendly it would be so sad if it couldn’t find a loving family.
Ok the title sucks but here’s the scoop. I got my absolute amazing dog at supposedly 1-2 years old from a shelter about 7 years ago. She’s a lab mixed with maybe some border collie, pit, who cares. She’s yellow with white markings. She was a stray turn in so no history on her. She started out as very good aggressive and didn’t know much obedience other than being potty trained which was a plus. After just a few weeks of owning her, she has been absolutely loyal. She listens to me, she sits at the back gate supposedly when I leave the house for a few hours, she follows me to every room I’m in.
The thing that makes me sad is that she will lay her head on my wife and sleep or even lay with my mom or other people if they are in town visiting, but rarely does with me. It’s only very occasionally on a Sunday morning when I’m sleeping in I can coax her up on the bed and lays her head on my chest for 10 minutes then turns into a wiggle worm on her back and I scratch her tummy. I love those times.
Another example, is that we live in the western US and go camping often in the mountains. She stays near me pretty much always but if we sit at a campfire with friends she’s always right behind me looking out, almost if she’s protecting me.
She is extremely alert to perceived danger when it’s just my wife with her but she sleeps like a baby if I’m near by.
Sorry for the long story. She’s the best dog I’ve ever had but also has the strangest personality. Sweet as can be and everyone adores her.
I want to also note, I’ve never mistreated her or used any physical means of obedience training. I mean if I look at her slightly wrong she just looks like she’s horribly disappointed in herself. ☹️It’s been treats for listening, lots of exercise and affection from day 1.
Is this just how some dogs are? I don’t know her past puppyhood unfortunately