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2023.06.03 23:56 Igcse_student07 HELP
Ok so these past few months I had exams and that completely ruined my sleep schedule. I slept way after sunrise and didn't think to do any skincare before sleeping since I was genuinely deprived of sleep. Sometimes I didnt even wash my wash with plain water. Contrary to what you'd expect, my skin actually cleared up so much (I had bad acne with very frequent pimples before).
Yesterday I finally decided to start doing skincare before going to sleep (neem facewash and a moisturizer-- I've been using this facewash after waking up for over a month) and I woke up with this huge pimple in the middle of my face. Now, I have 3 consecutive exams coming up on the 6th 7th and 8th and right after my exam on the 8th, I will be travelling. Can anyone suggest ways to get rid of this one pimple before then? It's puss filled and inflamed.
Please bare in mind I won't be able to go out to buy any products since I have exams coming up and I need to pack as well.
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2023.06.03 23:55 Wildflower2295 My (27m) now ex-boyfriend (26m) of two years just left and screwed me over when I was already struggling with grief and other heartbreak
In a nutshell, my mom is dying of stage 4 cancer. She has less than a year. My dad’s cancer then returned. His is stage 2, but he is refusing treatment because he doesn’t want to live the rest of his life with side effects from radiation (his mind has been made, and I will respect it for him although it’s upsetting).
6 months ago, I lost my job of 7 years due to a mass layoff and outsourcing. But I got back on my feet and landed a new position before my severance period ended. I just graduated college which was immensely stressful because I work full time and have a child (9m) who is special needs and requires much extra support than most children without special needs. He also kept getting kicked out of daycares due to his behaviors stemming from his disabilities which added a lot of stress to our relationship. But I persevered and landed a fully remote role after the layoff happened.
Fast forward to now- I went on meds a month ago and have been seeking professional help to manage my emotions with my mother. I was crying often and angry. I still am not okay, but I can cope a bit better and stopped isolating. Also, I am FINALLY getting a house. This has been a long time search because the market has been insane where I live. I will close on the house this month. This is huge because I am sick of renting and moving my child around to different schools because I want him to develop roots. He has neighbor friends and a good school support program. The house I am buying is only a few houses down from where we rent currently so it’s perfect.
Well, my boyfriend and I broke up 3 days ago. He is moving back to his parents in a different state. He was trying to stay here for 2 weeks but I asked him to leave as soon as possible and stay with a friend because it was hurting SO badly to have him here but not together.
Our breakup was civil and fairly mutual. Lots of tears and neither of us are okay right now but it’s for the best, unfortunately. He refused to go to therapy for his temper and said awful things to me every few weeks, and I just couldn’t do it anymore even though I love him so much. I tried many times to get him to get help and he always promised after he hurt me but then never followed through. This time, I told him I will need to separate unless he actually goes. So he left….
My son is at his fathers for the weekend so I asked him to get his things out while he is not home (less of an impact for my son). I went to my best-friends house last night and cried on her couch while we talked about everything. I stayed very late because I knew it would hurt too much to watch him pack and go.
When I came home at 1am, he was gone. So were his things. But he also flooded our rental’s basement, unscrewed all the lightbulbs, so it was all dark and made holes in the garage walls. He also threw garbage around.
He was my “person” for 2 years. And now he just ruined so much for me. I am supposed to be leaving this rental soon when I close on the house and now I’m going to have to pay for the damages. I was crying at 1am while shoveling buckets of water out of the basement and fell down the stairs while doing it in the dark.
I never expected him to leave me so fucked. I was single for 4 years before him because I was so careful about who I was going to be with. But suddenly he started being emotionally abusive and now this. The first year, he was amazing. Then BAM. I don’t understand how/why he changed and wouldn’t get help.
Now I’m here with a big move coming up, damaged rental which will be costly, a sprained knee from the stairs and flood incident, and I’m scared to be a single mom again while my mother is going to die and my dad is sick. I worked so hard for the downpayment and to keep my head above water but he just left me with extra trauma and extra bills. He also decided to take my TV and couch. Which is so annoying and hurtful. I don’t even know what the point of this post was but I’m just hurting a lot. Thanks for listening.
TLDR; my previously amazing boyfriend suddenly started being mean and emotionally abusive, would not go to therapy, then left and took things from me and damaged our rental right before I move out into a house I bought and am about to close on. mother is dying, dad also has cancer. I’m broken.
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2023.06.03 23:55 gingechanel Trying to stay healthy?
It’s my first Glastonbury and although I’ve done the odd festivals before, it’s never been more than 2/3 nights. In the past, I’ve felt sluggish and just generally shit by the end of the second day.
Can anyone recommend what to take to try and keep hydrated/vitamin intake up so I don’t fall apart before the Friday even starts 😂 obviously I’ll be drinking as much water as and when.
Fully aware I sound like a wet wipe but if I can try and help myself then trust me, I will.
Any tips are appreciated!
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2023.06.03 23:55 Andro451 There has never been an image with more pain
2023.06.03 23:55 J7xi8kk Potato stew with cuttlefish (Andalucia, Spain)
Potato stew with chopped pork ribs or cuttlefish (according to market prices). Stir fry an onion chopped in small pieces, a piece of garlic and a green pepper, salt pepper and add small pieces of pork ribs or the cuttlefish if u find it cheaper than the pork. Once browned add water (2 water g), a bit of white wine if u have, and a soup cube if you want an extra flavour. A pinch of saffron or a teaspoon of paprika could be cool, and if not any spice u like and a leave of laurel ( u can substitute also with oregano or your imagination). Boilt till the fish or the meat is tender and your stomach will be happy for hours for around 5-7 €/£/$. Cheers
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2023.06.03 23:54 Famous-Chemistry-530 3-4 year athletes foot infection, due to mis-dx by a mid-level pcp, is making me miserable and spreading alarmingly. HOW can I get rid of it, bc I am MISERABLE!?
Idk what info matters, esp for smth this (supposedly) "minor", but I know meds/dx's can affect us in ways we would never imagine, plus my autistic self is inclined to always give more as opposed to less detail lol, so sorry for any unnecessary info but I need help with this issue bc it is NOT getting better and my "PCP" (really an NP, as I recently found out) is of NO help.
So anyway, Im 32 and female. I am autistic, & have raging ADHD, as well as OCD, PTSD, general anxiety disorder, sleep apnea and an unspecified as of now sleep disorder; and have moderately high BP (for ex, my normal is about 140/110).
Ill also mention that I was dx'd with dishydrotic eczema (the little blister-like itchy as hell bumps under the skin) from about 12yo onward and am rx'd triamcinolone acetonide steroid ointment for that.
For my other issues, I take Adderall 30mg XR 1x/day; hydroxyzine 5mg 3x/day; and Lisinopril 20mg (I think, can't recall exactly and don't have bottle on front of me).
But ok, ok to the real issue right now-- I never realized I had "athletes foot" for the past FOUR or more years, just thought it was my exzema (and my "PCP" insisted that was all it was even as it got worse and worse, and never better with the topical meds she rx'd); and so I just wore open shoes (bc closed ones make me itch to death),& Ped Egged the hell out of all that gross skin every night in the shower. It wasn't like "flaky" or "yellow" or showed any other of what I thought were supposed to be athletes foot symptoms-- it was just thick and hard and ITCHY.
BUT I started to become way more concerned after I recently began to work a very physical job (construction, in the heat, requiring closed toed/tight shoes) and would take off my itchy shoes immediately after leaving work and see that I had nasty, wet, grayish skin just ALL OVER my gross smelly feet.
Did some research, figured out it was athletes foot, confirmed with an urgent care doctor, and got an Rx for a topical antifungal called ketoconazole.
I used the entire tube over 2 weeks, as well as bathing my feet in apple cider vinegar + rubbing alcohol+ very little warm water+ sea salt daily; then spraying them with hydrogen peroxide and letting it sit for several mins morning and night, applying both the Rx and OTC meds (and have tried EVERY OTC med I can find!!); as well making sure feet stay dry and clean (as well as I can on a construction site, but def even more so when I'm off work, by ALWAYS carrying peroxide, disposable wash cloths, dry socks every day, and other shoes daily to clean/change/etc my feet immediately when I'm done working; and by washing my work sneakers and using medicated spray/powder in them)---AND ITS JUST GETTING WORSE!!
It's now on my hands and around my nails. I got antifungal nail liquid and use that daily on top of all else;and I also have DEEP bleeding skin fissures on all my toes/ heels, which I have to put pressure on often at work. I keep trying new "treatments", , but it seems that working in the heat, in closed sweaty shoes (unavoidable) is making it rage even more.
I am MISERABLE even walking, can't get in to see my old PCP, am working on switching PCPs but in the meantime urgent care says it would be "stepping on old PCPs toes" to Rx me any other med, and I'm just going MAD every day at work. I LITERALLY can barely walk!
Sorry for the rant and the wall of text, and I appreciate anyone who reads all the way thru and responds, bc idk WHAT to do now. Thanks again.
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2023.06.03 23:54 PicatrixWish Different terp profile in different batches?
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I'm relatively new to the program and I'm just figuring out which strains work best for my needs. In this process I came to enjoy a particular strain that I notice has a different terp profile from the batch I initially enjoyed. Have any of y'all noticed this before? I haven't tried the new stuff yet, but it stands to reason that it will be at least somewhat different, right? I've attached the COAs from both, you'll notice the Myrcene swapped for pinene. submitted by PicatrixWish to FLMedicalTrees [link] [comments]
2023.06.03 23:54 Stop-Hanging-Djs I don't like how Bleach fights are structured and paced
So with shonen I'd say a majority of fights are decided by hax or bigger number. But even in those series that abuse those story beats, there are usually a decent number of moments in which power or hax aren't the deciding factors. To my memory, this isn't the case in Bleach. Most fights in Bleach are determined by bigger hax/number. Let me try to demonstrate other factors utilized well with other series, that Bleach lacks.
The momentum of the fight and how it shifts
So, in most interesting fights you want to shift whoever has the advantage around or at the very least shift how much of an advantage the overdog has around to keep it interesting. Bleach does do this but usually only in one flavor. It's “I'm winning because now my Hax is stronger or number is bigger due to this power up”. Here are some alternative examples for context
In Hunter X Hunter there were fights in which the winner or person who held the most advantage won not because one power was stronger or had overwhelming hax off the bat, but because the winning combatant was patient and slowly built their advantage. Morel vs Cheetu for example and Knuckle vs Youpi. The momentum of the fight slowly, strategically and meticulously shifted.
Or multiple characters working together in which one uses there power to make a sacrifice or open up an advantage for their teammate to exploit and win the day. Black Clover does this a ton and One Piece is pretty good about this too. How many fights in Black Clover in which the Bulls or other make a play to give Asta an advantage? Or side characters running interferance or supporting the Straw Hats? Doflamingo vs Luffy and Kaido vs Luffy for example.
In contrast Bleach is almost always “I'm overwhelmingly winning, no I am overwhelmingly winning” 1 v 1s. The push and pull in the pacing of the fights are usually too binary in that one combatant has a overwhelming advantage until the other does. Fights aren't usually too close, the momentum shifts are almost always dramatic and they're almost always in the configuration of 1v1s
And on that note
Applying powers creatively
Alright Imma use the easiest straightest example of Bleach not doing this you've all heard before. Ichigo Kurosaki. All he does is slash hard and shoot beam. That's how he fights, and he almost never really does anything different. I don't like it cause it got dull real quick in my opinion. And a lot of characters apply their power sets in straightforward limited ways
Jojo's in which a not outwardly fatal power applied creatively in the right environment can prove deadly. Survivor, Both shrinking stands and most of Jolyne and Josuke's fights etc. Hunter x Hunter with Knuckle, Morau, Kurapika and many others.
There are a lot of examples of novel and interesting applications of powers so I won't go too much farther
An environment in a battle can be written to be integral. And this usually adds a dynamic and unique element to fights as the environment shifting can change the parameters of the fight or the environment can add or subtract a huge advantage to the combatant. Jojo's for example has a ton of fights in which the setting defines the fights. The “cat and mouse” hunt with Josuke vs Kira and the rat fight. Bruno vs Pesci and his brother on the train. In these fights the environment can be a physical hazard that can kill a combatant or grant one combatant a huge fight defining advantage over another.
Even DBZ on occasion tries to have the location matter. Don't believe me? Remember the times the Z Fighters go “Oh shit we can't fight here! He'll destroy Earth!” or “Let me run and hide while we come up with something”. Vegeta was making false moons to power himself up and Picollo and Master Roshi have destroyed the fucking moon to prevent the enemy from gaining an advantage. Villains would blow up the planet because “I can breathe in space and you can't”. Hell even with Frieza, Goku was using the water and the fact Frieza didn't really have good sensing skills to get some good hits in.
In Bleach since they're all float ghosts with DBZ movements, as far as I can remember the environment don't really have any characteristics and as such the setting doesn't matter for the fights in Bleach. For the most part in Bleach if the fights were in a DBZ empty field, an arena with ring outs or confined house and it wouldn't make a difference. Most we got of acknowledging location in Bleach is the DBZ trope of “we can't fight here because collateral”
Final thoughts/ TLDR;
Do fights always need these factors to be good? No not necessarily. Are these metrics objective criteria for good shonen fights? Of course not. But the frequent absence of all off these factors do make Bleach's fights dull in my opinion. Mostly because imo they're mechanically and environmentally simple and can get real predictable with the pacing and “flow” of the fights.
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2023.06.03 23:54 TheRealRuthlessDust Developing at Home
Has anyone tried to develop without some form of temperature control, like the Cinestill TCS or some sous vide machine cooking thing? I’m on a budget and I’d like to avoid getting something like that if I can. Has anyone tried to control the temp by just running hot water continuously and if you have, how were the results?
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2023.06.03 23:53 arcticfox_12 What do you think of backpack purses?
Does anyone use a backpack purse? Do you like it? Did you buy it recently? Does it hurt your shoulders? Do you worry people will steal stuff out of it when it's on your back or stores will think you are shoplifting?
I have to commute to different cities by train for medical appointments and need something that I can store a bunch of stuff in and go into stores with and not be accused of shoplifting. Somethig lightweight due to arm and shoulder issues, but can hold magazines, a clipboard, wallet, water bottle,phone and snacks.
I am in Canada
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2023.06.03 23:53 Juice-De-Pomme [SPOILER] mechanic you maybe would want to find out for yourself
I just now realised after 60h of gameplay, that the depth and the surface are mirrors to each others. Water points are walls, altitude is mirrored, and most importantly shrines are too. So if you have completed a shrine on the surface and pain to find the seed in the depth you know exactly where to search.
I hope i'm not too late on the discovery, but i found it now and discovering the depth became way more fluid.
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2023.06.03 23:52 Just-Hold-5947 Contractor was supposed to check for leaks with air test
I had a contractor come through and do an air test because my water has been turned off for over 2 years. He says he did the air test, then did other work (some new valves mostly). We asked him to also check for leaks after turning the water on. He turned the water on Thursday and said all looked good. I went in and on one of the shut off valves there's an extremely slow drip going on. Could something like that pass an air test? This is one of the original valves, not one he replaced.
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2023.06.03 23:52 TheSmellOfColon Just hit the one month mark!
I am down 9 lbs! I'm assuming it's all water weight right now because my body doesn't look *too* different, but I cannot be happier with the benefits that I've had the last 4 weeks!
My SW is 133lbs, I don't really have a specific goal weight I'd say, as I'm wanting to lose fat, but gain some weight back in muscle. Once I hit my goal appearance, I'm thinking of doing keto at a maintenance level until early next year (when my LDR boyfriend moves in with me), but I really wouldn't mind doing it for longer. It's been extremely beneficial.
Here are some of my findings in the the first month of doing keto:
- My love for food and cooking has been reignited. I've been struggling with binge eating/purging and having a terrible relationship with food for the last 4 years. I'm now eating things like chicken wings, chicken thighs, steak, bacon, cheese, chicharron, chicken skin and eggs. I used to eat strictly egg whites and chicken breast when I was doing low carb & low fat. At first, I was honestly really worried about tracking again as it's such a slippery slope for me, but I've been planning out my meals and tracking everything just fine. My mental health surrounding food has been so much better.
- I've been sleeping like a fricken baby. I fall asleep within minutes of my head hitting the pillow, and I feel so well rested when I wake up.
- Grocery shopping is way more streamlined. I have my list for the week, I'm in and out, and not spending money on random snacks.
- My skin looks soooo good because of all the water I'm drinking.
- Speaking of water, I've never used Mio before since I like good ol' regular water, and I started using the blueberry lemonade Mio for my ketoade.
- I'm way less hungry and fasting is much easier. I eat between 12:00 pm and ~6:30 pm and I don't often find the need to snack.
- I'm eating the most whole foods ever in my life.
- I've never had such a positive and fun outlook on a big lifestyle change.
The cons list is short- my performance at the gym is still hindered and I get hella sugar cravings. I'm still probably not fully fat adapted yet, but I'm patient. And I'm happy with how things are going!
I've been on this sub every day and I read through everyone's questions and answers as much as possible to keep learning. This is such a wonderful community and I just wanted to give thanks to each and every one of you for your help on this journey :)
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2023.06.03 23:52 CatPotatey Why Fallout 4 is now one of my favorite games
Admittedly, Fallout 4 wasn't a game I really liked. The Settlement building wasn't easy to use, the story was "ok", and I just didn't really enjoy it in general.
This past week, I have been obsessively finding and downloading mods. I have downloaded several settlement building mods, which allow me to remove basically anything in a settlement, including roads. I also have a clutter mod so I can decorate my home in a garage, which I was able to build in thanks to the Conquest mod where you can build anywhere.
I also have downloaded some mods that add different weather, and also more realistic waters.
Fallout 4 is now one of my favorite games, and I can't stop downloading mods.
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2023.06.03 23:52 RB-Typhoon Peppers: did i overwater them?
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My habaneros are looking little rough compared to some of my other peppers, did I over water them? The leaves are pale and some of them are getting these yellow spots too. submitted by RB-Typhoon to gardening [link] [comments]
2023.06.03 23:52 EvolvingAmoeba Iron Sol- Prolouge
In the beginning, u/SpacePaladin15
created the Nature of Predators. The Nature of Predators was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the screen; and the Spirit of Spacepaladin15 was moving over the face of the paragraphs. And Spacepaladin15 said, "Let there be carnivores"; and there were carnivores. And Spacepaladin15 saw that the carnivores were good; and Spacepaladin15 separated the carnivores from the herbivores. Spacepaladin called the carnivores Predators, and the herbivores he called Prey. And there were packs and there were herds, one chapter.
CW: Literally Space Hitler + xeno slavery
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: Führer Erik Von Koch of the Menschenreich Date [standardized human time]: May 6, 2142
I opened my eyes as the definitive clacking of heels grew ever closer to the threshold of my dressing room. Looking straight ahead, I silently observed the untertier
-servants in the mirror while they prepared me for the long day ahead of me. The declawed gojid filing my right hand dedicated itself to its work, most likely to intentionally avoid eye contact. To my left, a violet-colored krakotl with a liberally clipped beak brushed the tangles out of my long golden hair while shivering slightly upon noticing my gaze in the reflection. Below me crouched in front of my seat underneath the table was my servant-pet, Jeko, shining my boots. The young little venlil noticed me looking down at him and began beaming with obvious enjoyment, his tail wagging and ears twitching adorably. Unlike the others, this animal did not fear me, for I had been raising him since he was just a little mewling pup.
"Am I doing a good job, master? Are your boots shiny enough?" he asked with an innocent head tilt.
Looking down at my boots, I could see a glint in the glossy surface, even whilst concealed by the poor lighting. I couldn't help but respond with a slight smile and reach down with my free hand to stroke his creamy fur. he pushed his head back against the touch with his bestial eyes closed.
"You've done such a great job, my little lamb-chop! You're already becoming such a good little helper, aren't you?"
Reko merely giggled, as the other servants continued their work with what seemed to be a newfound sense of morbid awkwardness. It was obvious that the other untertiere
found the concept of pets to be quite disturbing. Why this is, exactly, very few knew the truth. Some like to theorize it stems from some form of contempt for the beasts who willingly fawn to their superiors, resulting in some crude sense of pride being wounded in the process of watching one of their own gleefully lower themself to such a level. But I personally think that gives them a bit too much credit and pertain to a different explanation; that it is a sense of envy rather than contempt that jars them so. Perhaps they look upon those blissfully ignorant eyes and wish they too could experience such shameless joy. Or perhaps they simply notice the obvious preferential treatment given to them by their masters and feel envious. Either way, I've always found it quite amusing, which is why I had begun letting Jeko chip in during my morning routine.
"My Führer, you've been personally requested at your office in the Volkshalle with due haste... It's the hotline," my secretary informed me at the door.
I looked up at the short-haired woman with a momentary surprise. "Already? But I haven't even had breakfast yet. Shit... Alright, alright... I'll be out in a second... Wrap it up, you animals!"
I should've expected this much. After what I had.. ahem
, failed to notice
what Jägermeister Wilson just did in this latest campaign on the spur-distal front, I knew it was only a matter of time before I had Chief President Calamari Killjoy crawling up my ass. swivelling my chair around I promptly stood up, taking one last peak in the mirror to adjust my uniform and inspect the work of my servants. Seeing that it was adequate enough for the rushed job, I shooed the creatures away to their other tasks while bounding towards the hall. Reaching the end of my living quarters, two guards on the other side of the double doors greeted me in salute as I pushed the doors open. Continuing past them, I marched through the dark cryptoporticus lined with even more saluting guards until the hallway opened up into the ever-impressive dome of the Volkshalle, a sight that never grew old. I couldn't help but stop and stare at and admire the massive hall yet again for a few seconds of my valuable time before I continued on my way. A flight of beautifully detailed marbled stairs and a couple more turns later and I found myself pushing past the guards of the Führer's office before they could even properly salute me. Quickly closing the door behind me and locking it shut, I scanned the perimeter of the office, and noticing I was entirely alone and there was nothing out of place, I took a deep breath and calmly walked over to the holo screen waiting for me at the end of the massive table. Sitting myself down at the head of the table, the iconic crimson insignia of the Menschenreich and two golden statues of the great eagle clutching its talons upon the globe stood gloriously behind my visage. Steeling myself, I let out a sigh and pushed the "accept" button on the video chat. The screen lit up and momentarily flashed with white before a fuzzy image of an all too familiar hideous blue beast buffered and cleared up.
"Von Koch? Von Koch? There you are!" Gurgled out the oversized amphibian-mollusk thing. Her bulbous protruding eyes squinted with irritation and her generous width was hugged by crossed tentacles. "Have you any idea how long I've been waiting for you to stalk your way out of your lair!?"
Instead of yelling back, I politely bore my teeth at her, being sure to show off my slightly larger than average canines. "And a good morning to you too, Miss Universe. Or is it evening on your hemisphere of Aafa? Anyway, long time no see! Tell me, how have things been faring on the.. fairer side of space?"
Chief Lellaete scoffed at my nonchalant demeanor and begin rapidly flicking through her screen with a tendril. "You tell me."
Eventually, video footage of the glorious fall of the dossur homeworld, the triumphant victory of mankind over the foul krakotl-led defense fleet that tried to vainly defend it, and finally live feed of the beginning stages of the glassing of the planet all appeared before me.
"What's the problem? Just looks like business as usual to me..." I smirked.
Gritting her teeth, her blue face seemed to take a hue of purple, which was both impressive and horrifying as I never realized kolshians could do that. "The problem is that you've overextended by tens of lightyears more than we agreed to! You said this campaign would just be a 'little expansion of necessity.' This does not look very 'little' to me!"
"Oh come on, thirty light-years can't be that big. Not for you guys, at least. Our territory is still nowhere near a single core world. I think you're blowing this a bit out of proportion. What value did the dossur ever offer to the Federation, anyways?"
"One of your hunter misers or whatever the hell you call them just bombed four more homeworlds into shambles within the last eight months! You predators are out of line! This wasn't part of the agreement! Back off now or you will face the wrath of Aafa in full strength!"
Wincing and sucking in air between my teeth, I held out my arms and presented my palms in a surrendering manner. "Alright, alright... Listen, you know how human nature is. We sometimes get a bit ahead of ourselves. Moreover, keeping up morale is very important for us, and out of all my Jägermeisters, Wilson knows this best. That's just how he is. Always going for the moral victory and whatnot..."
I trailed off as I noticed Lellaete's face was somehow an even more violet shade of purple than it was before. Seeking to defuse the situation before she blew her gasket, I continued just before she could open her wide mouth.
"That being said, I realize he has been perhaps a bit.. too zealous in his duties. So all you have to do is send an extermination fleet or two to the other side of the front and I'll have the perfect reason to pull him off and tell him to defend. Now isn't that awfully convenient for the little rodents? Then, we can allll take a deep breath and settle down for some more casual cattle raiding and predator exterminations for the next few years with our campaign declared a partial success and your extermination fleets celebrating another sobering pyrrhic victory to put the fear of predators into them. How does that sound to you, Chief?"
The kolshian bowed her head and squinted her eyes at me in tense silence before straightening back up with a sudden calm that was a bit unnerving even to me. "Very well. But we will also be taking back the Sethmokin homeworld." dammit, that was the one I wanted to keep!
The unusually low gravity of the Sethmokin homeworld Ithilus combined with its mild temperature and mineral-rich crust made it an ideal place for a space elevator supported industrial megacenter. The kolshians clearly knew this too, as evidenced by Chief Lellaete singling it out and prying it from my hands with no hint of subtly whatsoever. Unfortunately, they seem to be slowly catching on to my gradual ramping up of industry. Not wanting to push my luck any further, I had no choice but to concede with what I had already gotten, lest the "predator-prey agreement" falls apart.
"Excellent!" I beamed at the frowning slimy herbivore as the pads of my digits pressed together. "I'm glad we could settle this issue peacefully."
"Stay in line, Von Koch. We never had to use the hotline with your predecessors nearly as much as with you
. We can't have things looking too dire, or too relaxed. The Federation needs a predator, just as you need prey."
"Yes, yes, I understand, the Ewigkeitskrieg
must continue forever and all that..."
! Good to know even a beast as unruly as yourself can see reason."
I bite my tongue, instead shutting my eyes and spotting a closed-mouth smile in an exaggeratedly polite manner before reaching over to terminate the call. If I had to spend one more moment speaking to this detestable thing I might just pop a cyanide pill into my mouth. At the very least, nothing too problematic or convoluted happened to complicate future plans.
"Well, if that will be all then, don't hesitate to call again, Chief! After all, I know how you herd animals can get rather needy after all soo.." I chirped at my greatest adversary and accomplice.
"Wait. There is one more thing I need to tell you."
My finger which hovered over the "end" button strained and slowly curled into a white-knuckled fist.
Now what could it possibly be, my ectolan friend?" I answered, still smiling with my clenched fist above the holo pad surface.
"You humans are no longer alone. There's another predator race in the galaxy."
The awkward smile slowly dissipated from my face and my eyes opened up to gaze at the kolshian. I had to be sure I was hearing things right.
"You heard me. We believe there is now a second predator race in the galaxy. One that is even more carnivorous than you, in fact, and they have just developed faster-than-light travel."
?" Was all I could croak out of my slacked jaw.
"My, such a prey-like look on your face!" snickered Chief Lellaete. "But if you must know, it was... Well, we are equally shocked, really. The farsul discovered them and spent decades observing them, as they usually do with primitives. They told us they destroyed themselves in their world's fourth world war after developing the atomic bomb about three hundred years ago. But it seems they either somehow survived nuclear armageddon or the armageddon part never happened in the first place. And before you ask, yes, that is all the Farsul States will tell us. A simple, careless error on their part for failing to confirm their extinction..."
I sat there completely stunned into silence.
Is it really true? After all these years of being alone, there is finally a second race of predators? Of people? Of übertiere
The kolshian took my silence as an invitation to continue elaborating. "They call themselves the arxur, and their existence has already begun muddying up the waters."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"What I mean is that they have only been spacefaring for two months, and already they have allied with the thafki and convinced them to seemingly betray the Federation.
"Th-they allied with the prey!?"
"It's disgusting, I know, but it seems to be the truth. Our kinds are meant to be in eternal opposition. No one was around to give them the memo, apparently." Lellaete answered monotonously.
Bringing a palm to my temple and resting the elbow on the armrest, my mind began racing before a far more pressing matter revealed itself. "And why are you telling me all this, exactly?" My eyes narrowed.
"Because I don't trust a single cube in your icebox, Von Koch. I'm telling you right now so that when your kind inevitably encounters them, you can't pull anything funny and try to feign ignorance, as you already seem to be in the habit of doing. All I'm asking is that you let the Federation handle this for now. We will get them to the right way of thinking after we get them under control. Then
you can finally have your first official ally once you 'save' them from us. Or eat them. Or throw them into gas chambers. We don't really care at that point; you can do whatever you want with them. Congratulations to mankind for finally finding a species as corrupted and ghastly as yourself."
I simply stared at the kolshian unabated. "And what will happen if they do not come to see 'our way
The Federation leader leaned in, and a strange glint seemed to catch in her large, horizontally pupiled eyes that made me want to shutter. "I think you know very well the answer to that question, Führer
I scoffed. "What an awfully predatory look on your face... Fine, I can see you already have the reins on the situation then, but the same goes for you as well; mess things up and it will ruin everything!"
The kolshian narrowed her eyes with conceit. "Heh
. Perhaps we aren't so different from each other after all."
Terminating the call before I could rebuke that heinous conjecture, I finally let my arms slump down into my sides. This is why I despised the herbivores so much, and the kolshians seventy seven fold.
Getting up from my chair, I slowly meandered over to the Wall of Führers, and starting from my own portrait, I gazed at each and every one, mostly lost in my own thoughts, until finally I rested my eyes directly upon the first and stopped. Surely this isn't what he wanted the Reich to become.
Although it was true that I along with every other previous Führer after the Founder was a willing accomplice to the Ewigkeitskrieg
between the Federation and the Menschenreich, deep down, it truly made me sick to my stomach working with those squid-frogs. Supposedly, the Founder despised the xenos and their intervention of Earth from the moment they made first contact, purely on principle, and this was rightfully so. For the sapient herbivore is nothing more than a husk, a mindless creature that can act only upon instinct. Their so-called 'higher intelligence' is nothing more than a mere slave to these impulses, and thus does the herbivore-folk seek to do nothing but destroy and defile the ecosystem that gave life to them by burning away any trace of predation or aggression in sight. Feeling safe at last from the natural order they so despise, they begin to scour their planets like a ravenous locust swarm. They proceed to breed profusely until their numbers swell into innumerable hordes and then, upon reaching and overshooting the carrying capacity of their planet, the herd moves on to new worlds, so that they might do the same there. Even beasts who wallow in the mud at the very least know how to live in harmony with nature and the universe at large, but the herbivore xeno is incapable of this. This is why they are less than animals. This is why they are the untertier
. And out of all the hideously vile and contemptible untertiere
which corrupt this galaxy like a foulest cancer, none are so hypocritical, deceitful, and subversive as the kolshian scum. Chillingly intelligent and calculating, they ofttimes liken themselves to true persons, perhaps to the point of deceiving even themselves. But truly, one needs only to look upon their 'works' to see that in the end, they too are nothing but slaves to the urges of the untertier. Chief Lellaete, she, no, it
is but a puppet master of the lesser untertiere
with it itself gleefully serving the master that is fear and cowardice.
But these new predators, if things are true as the kolshians say, are different. They may finally be the second known race of übertiere
in the entire galaxy. And here are the ectolan scum, already conspiring against them. They have always been meddling in everything, long before they irrevocably ruined the Earth with their tampering, and if something is not done about it, they will continue to do so long after we are gone. That is why I want more for the Menschenreich than this eternal conspiracy. Why I want an end to the Ewigkeitskrieg
. My predecessors were wise, and knowing that directly going against the will of the Federation was suicide, began the Ewigkeitskrieg
with them. But sometime during this war without an end, they grew weak. Cowardly. Complacent. But I hunger for more! For what is the meaning behind a thousand-year Reich if nothing is ever accomplished in that millennium? How can mankind ever call itself the übertier
if it does nothing but sit in eternal stagnation? No, the eternity we have is but a farce. But one day, this will change, for I will bring about the end of eternity, and in its wake, I shall construct a true eternity, one of prosperity, glory, and pride for all of humanity forever! And this advent of a second race of predators may yet prove an opportunity! This could be the stir in the pot I've been waiting for! The universe has presented me with a grand question concerning the kolshian-puppeted Federation, and I have the final solution!
Do you hear that, Chief Lellaete? I will continue to play your little "predator and prey
" game for the time being... But soon, very soon, with the help of these "arxur", I shall finally bring about the Viecherdämmerung
! And just as the Founding Führer once united the Earth and cleansed it of all the degenerate, savage, and subversive untermensch
, so too will I cleanse the galaxy of the untertier
, so that the glory of the Menschenreich shall spread to every star, shining like a beacon in the darkness of the void of space for ten thousand years!
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2023.06.03 23:52 gahsun Did they get rid of the fruit punch vitamin water?
If so, why? That was the only one I liked besides the yellow one.
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2023.06.03 23:52 yourfvrtBabushka Remembering my friend
TW: Mention of suicide and depression
Hi people..so coming to the point.. I'm just sitting doing nothing and am scrolling through reddit and suddenly I remembered a day..today is my cousin's birthday so that's why I think I'm thinking about random things related to this day😹.. anyway telling you the story and the reason why I'm remembering my friend..so in 2019 I was in college 2nd year..I was studying in Rammohan College in Kolkata and living in the college hostel..my hostel is a college hostel and it is on Hedua..and Hedua is a really pretty place in my opinion and pretty famous also in film and other shootings.. anyway so in 2019 in June around this time my 2nd year final exams were going on..I remember it clearly..it was 7th June and my first paper of my 2nd year honors happened..at this same time our hostel was renovating as if painting the rooms again and fixing this and that..so there was a gap of 4 days of my first exam paper and 2nd exam paper..so our warden told me and my roommates that they were planning to paint our room next so they wanted us to shift to another room temporarily..as we lived in hostel we didn't have much things and shifting was not that much of work to another room as everything was already there..we only had to pick up our things and place into place..so after coming back from exam centre we rested and started our shifting at around 6-7pm..we were pretty much friends with everyone from our year living in the hostel..so when we were shifting a girl, let's call her S, from the neighbouring rooms starting asking questions like 'How long are we going to take to shift?' or 'Are we going to spend the night to our old room and shift properly next morning?' As she was our friend and as she was also from 2nd year we didn't think much of her questions..we just gave vauge answers.. now it was 9pm and me and one of my roommates were already finished..our hostel followed a set of rules very strictly so it was a rule that at 9pm everyday everyone from our hostel should gather in the hallroom to give our attendance to the warden and then dinner started at dining hall..so that day as we were shifting we took permission from our warden to directly meet her at dining hall..so when we were still arranging things we saw S also didn't go to hallroom and in her room..we asked her if she was not going to have dinner she politely refused..we didn't think much because we heard that her paper didn't go well that day and she was upset so we thought maybe she was upset and not hungry..so we told her to eat something, anything little and not think much..now after dinner it's 11pm..we finished shifting and decided to sleep in our new room..S again came to meet us and ask us same questions..we still didn't think much and told her to go to sleep and we also went to our respective rooms..now fast forward to 6am..as I told you our hostel followed some rules it was one of our rules to wake up at 6am to collect breakfast and to attend at the morning prayer everyday..so at 6am we woke up..I still remember the morning..I woke up and in my half open eyes I was wearing my chappal and suddenly I saw my roommate running back to our room just gasping and calling S's name..we were startled and we made her sit down and drink water..when she calmed down 1-2 mins later she just pointed us to go our old room from where we just shifted the night before..so I and other roommate went to the room..it was very dark..every window was closed even though we left it open last night..and after a few seconds when my eyes got familiar with the darkness I saw S.. sitting in a corner under a window in a weird position..at first I thought maybe she was unconscious..I never thought why she was there in the first place..and after a few seconds when my eyes got better with darkness more I saw she hanged herself from the window with a dupatta I left in the room because it was no longer needed..I called her many many times to wake her up but she looked like she's sleeping..it felt like as if someone has took all my happiness from me..we ran to the warden to inform..her roommates told us that at night she told everyone to sleep and not be bothered by her because she's going to study all night..when police came and saw the CCTV footage it showed that she was going back and forth the corridors many times as if she was making sure noone was awake..and in 4:25am precise she went into that empty room and never came out..she left her suicide note saying she was disappointed in her not being able to do good in her paper that day and was afraid of failing and more about her reputation in front of her parents and her village as a bright student..
I have a lot to say but this post is getting very long but I tried to say in as much short as possible..It has been 4 years almost of her demise but still I remember that that still very clearly and I remember her almost everyday..I feel guilty of not taking her seriously and missing the hints of what she was planning all along..I wanted to apologise to her and still want to apologise to her for not being the friend she needed..not being the person she needed the most.Anyway thank you everyone for reading this huge ass post😹😹Thank you from my heart!
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2023.06.03 23:52 Agnivesa The non dual nature of this world.
Hello everyone!! I have been studying a Hinduistic non dual philosophy called Advaita Vedanta for around 6 months now but it is mostly self-learning through some classical books, their commentaries explaining them and the occasional Google searches as I haven't found a guru or teacher yet. One of the core requirements to studying philosophy in Hinduism is to test its ability to counter-arguments and stand against refutations so that you can learn from them and strengthen your position and so I humbly request that you engage in this discussion or debate with me. I just really want to know how far I have come and how deep my understanding of the subject is. You could say I view this like a semester test.
Anyways, let's begin. :-)
As with any philosophy, concepts and terms are important so here is a quick rundown explanation. There may be Eastern words but feel free to substitute them according to your convenience.
Advaita Vedanta is a school of thought that originated in ancient India and is closely associated with both Modern and classical Hinduism. This isn’t a religion pese but Advaita Vedanta is a non-dual philosophy that explores the nature of reality, existence, and the suffering of human life. It places a lot of emphasis on everyday experiences, and using logic and reasoning, explains its premise; the fundamental one-ness or non-duality of reality, or unity of all existence thereby ultimately concluding that there is no difference between you, the individual self, and god.
It begins with the understanding that everything we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell is subject to change and ultimately passes away. This includes the physical objects around us, the relationships we form, the emotions we experience, and most importantly, even our own bodies. By recognizing the transient nature of the world, we are invited to reflect upon the impermanence of worldly pleasures and the limitations they impose. It prompts the question: "What kind of happiness can be gained from chasing temporary things?" and helps us realize that true happiness isn't an outward pursuit of worldly objects but an inward one that can be achieved right here and now.
Such true happiness is attained by understanding that everything in this world is at its core, the same Brahman or God or consciousness. An easy example used to illustrate this would be the wave; ocean, and water explanation. The wave, characterized by shape, froth and up-down motion, is metaphorical to your body made of earth elements that you think yourself to be. But note, the wave itself is not separate from the ocean. It is in essence the same. Another example would be: The gold forged into a necklace can be remolten into a ring maybe. There is no separate thing called the ring apart from the gold. It is just the same gold with a new name, form and function.
This illusion of separateness is called Maya and is created by our limited ignorance and understanding of this truth, leading to suffering and pain and the way out is Moskha or enlightenment of your true nature; You are not this body made of chemicals, not the senses that perceive this universe, not the thoughts of the mind, not even the soul that migrates from body to body after death, but you are pure awareness or the eternal consciousness, which is the experiencer or subject of all events, you are the creator, the sustainer and the destroyer of existence. You are like the movie screen upon which the events of the universe occur!
Take a look at your life now and investigate all your experiences and knowables. If you really look at this from the lens of pure analysis, the common denominator to them all is consciousness or awareness. Your bodies and mind undergo changes everyday, but your awareness of them remains unchanged. Advaita Vedanta goes one step further to teach that consciousness isn't limited to the individual self but rather transcends death, is singular, shared by all things in the universe and is considered eternal, unaffected and unchanging while all objects and experiences that arise in it are temporary and changing. Like the screen.
This non-dual truth is nowhere more phenomenologically evident than in the three stages of sleep: waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. In the waking state, we experience this world with all its diversity. When dreaming, a realm of subjective experiences arise in the mind and you (as consciousness) are entirely unaffected by it, yet the whole thing is still one entire purely subjective thing. However, it is in the state of deep sleep that the profound implications of Advaita Vedanta become apparent. During deep sleep, the individual ego and its constructs temporarily dissolve, and there is a temporary cessation of the dualistic perception of reality. In this state, the distinctions between subject and object, and even the awareness of the passage of time,space and cause vanish and all we experience is a blankness. But the moment you wake up, you think this dualistic world is real due to ignorance just like the man that sees a rope in the dim twilight and mistakes it to be a poisonous snake creating experiences like fear, anxiety, etc.
To summarize, - Reflect on the transient nature of the world, detach from the temporary, and seek the eternal truth of yourself as consciousness.
- Recognize the impermanence of the physical body, senses, and mind, and realize the eternal essence lying within.
- Differentiate between the temporary and the eternal, understanding that pleasure, pain, success, failure, birth and death come and go. Realize that you are the subject of all these underlying experiences as consciousness or awareness.
- Understand that this consciousness is not different from the ultimate reality, Brahman and realize this non-dual truth and attain happiness.
- Abandon all false identification with the changing aspects of existence and abide in the awareness of the supreme reality, which is pure consciousness and bliss, which you are!!
Thanks for reading!! Looking forward to hear all your thoughts :-)
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2023.06.03 23:51 ThePrestigiousRide Review - First Time GFuel Drinker
I was drinking about one energy drink a day and wanted to drink something better for my health and wallet, so decided to try GFuel. It happens that the BOGO poped up one day after I started looking at GFuel so I ordered 4 tubs. Here is the score I'm giving to each of the flavors I tried.
Sour Blue Chug Rug: 7.5/10. Taste is pretty much what I was expecting, which is a relatively classical blue raspberry flavor.
Pewdiepie: 7/10. I also liked this one, but sadly I didn't think it was crazy good like some people described it. The taste was also more chalky than the other flavours (even when shaking it again).
The Juice: 6.5/10. Had no real expections for this one, it's good but nothing more I would say. I think it was very sweety so will try with more water next time.
Nuka Cola: 5/10. I was disappointed with this one since I was expecting it to be better. Somehow it had a small smell and taste of black liquorice/spruce tree (even if I know it's not supposed to have this taste). My family also thought the same. Liked the coconut though.
Note: I shook each tub a lot before mixing it and I used 1 spoon with about 450-500mL of water.
Overall I don't think the flavors are incredible but it's definitely a better option in terms of health and money. I've been going to the gym for over a decade so I used preworkout and BCAA drinks in the past and was expecting GFuel to be better in terms of taste, but IMO it was pretty similar overall, good but not amazing.
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2023.06.03 23:51 steyuj22 Can at-home drug tests be used to test substances?
If I were to mix my drugs in a bit of water and pour them into an at-home urine test cup, would I be able to detect any cuts/additives?
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2023.06.03 23:50 TinWooodsman [TOMT][movie][90s-00s?]Nazi period film, main character male, girl lies down in river to feel clean
Back again, /tipofmytongue
; the scene where the young woman washes in the river and lies down is what my partner particularly remembers and wants to find. He saw this movie in Italy growing up (2005-2011). This scene with a young woman's rape by a (Nazi?) soldier was not shown. She washes the blood from her clothes in the river and lies down in the water. (Partner isn't sure about this, but he remembers the adults telling the protagonist if a child comes out of this, he will have to take care of the baby like his own child.
) Tried searching for Nazi film rape scenes, likely not in Nazi Exploitation film genre.
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