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2014.06.30 10:10 7chakras Facts about Relationships in Love, Business and Life

What is relationship? Let's define relationship. Relationship is a defined interaction between/among two or more persons or groups in which the protocols are decided beforehand. So protocols are the thread. If you follow those protocols, you make healthy relationships. If you do not follow them, you end up in the clutches of abusive relationships with others.
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2020.09.18 08:42 BarneyBuckley History of Gamera

History of Gamera

Gamera
ガメラ
In this particular article I will be explaining the origins of Gamera as well as how he came to be. I will be talking about the company that first created Gamera and how it was sold to other companies all the way up to what is happening today.
Gamera is a gigantic flying Terrapin that was created by Daiei Motion Picture Company and now is owned by Kadokawa Pictures and Publishing Company. Gamera first made it on the screen in 1965 and was created simply because of the success of his counterpart and more popular monster they call Godzilla who has been on the screen a little bit low living Gamera. Godzilla started out in 1954. It was the 1960s when the “Monster Boom gained its popularity in Japan as both of these monsters are Japanese icons.
During the 1970s Gamera did attain some prominence on what is called UHF television stations that would feature these movies every Saturday morning as a Saturday matinee type movie. Gamera is a gigantic turtle that door in the Showa Series he stood at 60 m tall and door and the Heisei series he was 80 m tall. To describe Gamera even more Gamera possesses a pronounced sagittal crest on the top of his head and his mouth was filled with gigantic tea with two gigantic fangs protruding from his lower jaw or tusks.
Gamera in the Showa Series was a titanic, firebreathing, prehistoric species of tortoise or Terrapin. Gamera fed off of the petroleum-based materials that were on the planet at that time as he consumed it in order to breathe fire and fire at the Jets that would attack him. It is also known that Gamera has the capabilities of flying were Godzilla does not. By consuming the petroleum he is capable of extracting his legs in and they would ignite with flames coming out of all four legs as he propels himself spinning into the air.
Now we will talk about the original classic 1965 movie it begins showing bombers from the USSR or Russia as they are being intercepted by American fighters over the United States airspace in the Arctic. As we all know this sets off cataclysmic explosions that release Gamera from the ice and he goes on a rampage and at the end of the movie he is lured into this bay where the top of the bay is closed up it is a rocket and he is sent off into space.
Gamera has become a legacy as the Daiei Company who owned Gamera went on to create a lot of movies for the Showa Series. The next one after the original classic would be Gamera vs. Barugon which came out in 1966 and then Gamera vs. Gyaos in 1967, Gamera vs. Virus 1968, and Gamera vs. Guiron 1969, Gamera vs. Jiger 1970, Gamera vs. Zigra 1971, and finally the super cheesiest of all Gamera movies it is called “Gamera: Super Monster” which came out in 1980.
For me the movies were really good until after Gamera vs. Gyaos 1967 and then they got silly and super child friendly until Heisei Series. However that would all change for the company that created Gamera The Daiei Motion Picture Company would go bankrupt. This particular company was a product of government efforts to reorganize the film industry during World War II in order to rationalize its resources and increase control over the medium. It was then that the government plan to combine all the film studios into two companies, Masaichi Nagata, an executive at Shinkō Kinema, pressed hard for an alternative plan to create three studios. His efforts won out and Shinkō Kinema, Daito Eiga, and the production arm of Nikkatsu (the Nikkatsu theaters did not take part in the merger) were merged in 1942 to form the Dai Nippon Eiga Seisaku Kabushiki Kaisha, or Daiei for short. The novelist Kan Kikuchi served as the first president, with Nagata continuing as an executive. Daiei's studios were located in Chofu, Tokyo and in Uzumasa in Kyoto.
Nagata became president in 1947 and, apart from a brief period when he was purged by Occupation authorities, remained in that position until 1971. Under his reign, Daiei produced Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950) and entered it in the Venice Film Festival, where it won the grand prize and became the first Japanese film to win an international award, thus introducing Japanese cinema to the world. Daiei also produced Teinosuke Kinugasa's Gate of Hell (1953), the first Japanese color film to be shown abroad, earning both an honorary Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Daiei also produced such renowned films as Mizoguchi's Ugetsu (1953) and Sansho the Bailiff (1954), as well as Jokyo (which was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival). On the popular front, Daiei was also known for such successful film series as the Zatoichi films starring Shintaro Katsu, the Sleepy Eyes of Death series featuring Raizō Ichikawa, the Gamera movies, and the Daimajin Trilogy. Daiei also produced many television series such as Shōnen Jet.
In its heyday, Daiei featured such talent as the actors Raizō Ichikawa, Shintaro Katsu, Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Machiko Kyō, and Ayako Wakao; the directors Kenji Mizoguchi, Kon Ichikawa, Yasuzo Masumura, and Kenji Misumi; and the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa.
Like some other film studios, Daiei had its own professional baseball team in the 1950s, the Daiei Stars, which later became the Daiei Unions. These teams eventually became the Chiba Lotte Marines.
Now let us talk about the bankruptcy of the Daiei Motion Picture Company it was back in 1971 when they tried to stay alive I teaming up with Nikkatsu and another motion picture company however with the combination of both motion picture companies it was just not enough. Because in 1971 they would declare bankruptcy and it would be the members of the union who however succeeded in getting Yasuyoshi Tokuma, the president of the publishing house, Tokuma Shoten, to revive the company in 1974.
This particular version of the Daiei motion picture company would go on to be making only a small number of films, some of which were big budget spectaculars like the international coproduction “The Go Masters” which came out in 1982 and the ever popular and ever loving “Shall We Dance?” Which came out in 1996 and later in the United States this movie would be re-created using Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon and a very popular cast. This movie turned out to be a very good movie both versions of this movie are very good in their own way. After all the films were produced it would soon be after the passing Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Daiei Film Co. He died on September 20, 2000 in Tokyo, Japan and the company was sold to the Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co.
In November 2002, Chairman Maihiko Kadokawa announced that Daiei Film Co. would merge with the company’s own film division, Kadokawa Pictures to form Kadokawa-Daiei Film Co. Ltd. it was during the time that when Yasuyoshi Tokuma, owned the Daiei company he would go on to create the three movie set of the Heisei Series Gamera movies as they are respectively titled “Gamera: Guardian of the Universe” (1995), “Gamera vs. Legion” (1996), and the last movie to speak of is “Gamera vs. Iris” (1999) and these particular movies were directed by Shesuke Kaneko who also directed the Godzilla film “GMK” which came out in 2001 for the Toho company. It is these three movies that puts Gamera back in the game with special effects as well as storyline and acting that surpasses any Godzilla film out there. It was these three movies that were critically acclaimed by the Japanese people.
In November 2002 when the company was purchased by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. they would create another Gamera movie however they would go back to the Showa Series and this particular movie is very kid friendly and altered in a way that it upset a lot of Gamera fans. This movie even though it was child friendly the Gamera in this movie did not look like any Gamera most people recognize. The worst part about it is that this Gamera did not have a signature roar. Another key note is they change the origins of Gamera as he is capable of exploding which to me did not make any sense however he has to consume a red rock in order to go through changes to become the Gamera that we all know he can be he cannot do this without that red rock. They tentatively name this new Gamera “Toto” he does in fact fight a monster they call “Zedus” this is a gigantic lizard like monster with a big long purple top. To me this monster is not really a worthy competitor to what Gamera has fallen in the past. However it is very accommodating that he fights a tiny Gamera which in this case he does. This movie failed in a lot of ways as it is coming from the triple threat they gave Gamera a dark and eerie presence to a child friendly presence. This particular point is what most fans did not care about the movie.
Here is some more interesting facts about Gamera and the company that created him. In 1966 the movie that was released in America as Gamera the invincible is the original 1965 classic that was directed by Noriaki Yuasa and this story was written by Nisan Takahashi it quickly became a favorite to the children who love watching Gamera fight monsters. Like I mentioned above there was a total of seven films that was produced from 1965 to 1971 and the eighth entry was slated for a 1972 release this is where the loss projects come into play and this is a movie that never came to be and this is because the company was in the bankruptcy stage before being picked back up in 1974 they had to scrap this movie because of it. The movie was called “Gamera vs. Garasharp” which would have come out in 1972 but was forced to cease production because of the bankruptcy. This particular movie would have been about Gamera fighting a snake like creature that had the hood of a cobra and the snake body with antennas on its head.
As I mentioned before the company would go on to produce the Heisei Series of Gamera movies but for all that they wanted to produce another movie that would actually come out in 1980 it was called “Gamera: Super Monster” the filmmakers at this time were forced to make this film simply because of the contracts for one more Gamera film that was owed to the original Daiei company. It was an unfortunate event that when creating this film it was mostly stock footage with new scenes of a brand-new Gamera flying. It was when the production of the film began that Yuasa saw how poorly Tokuma was handling things and knew that Gamera could have never come back from the film. So he had Takahashi rewrite the ending to where Gamera was killed at the end.
Last but not least let us talk about some upcoming and future films for Gamera fans. It was noted in that on March 2014 “Anime News Network reported that a new Gamera production is planned, with no date specified however it is planned to be released sometime in 2015. Some rumors and speculations have risen on the Internet and here are some in my humble opinion something that do not like to hear.
It is said they will change Gamera’s form now what that means is they might completely alter the look of Gamera and honestly I am not sure that is a smart thing unless they change his looks to the point that you still recognize him like they do with the Godzilla suits.
Another thing they are going to change is his origins and they did that in the last movie called “Gamera Little Brave” which came out in 2006 and that in my opinion was not a good thing for the way they portrayed Gamera in this movie it would have been okay for kids but I did not personally care for the way they handled it. Assuming they are going to change the origin in this movie I hope it has something interesting to which will not be a bad thing I think the worst thing that gets to me is a going to change the looks of Gamera I am not sure how to handle that, but we will have to wait and see.
The last keynote that I want to mention is I have heard rumors and speculations that Kadokawa Pictures are thinking about removing Gamera and the fact that he flies and I hope this is just a rumor because honestly in my opinion this would be the most stupid thing they have ever done. Keep in mind it is the 50th anniversary movie for Gamera so for them to create a film they need to completely alter the entire franchise of Gamera give us a completely different Gamera that we could be pleased with, and again we will have to wait and see how they do this!
Now this particular article is based on some trivial facts and understanding of what Gamera is and how he was created and what companies owned him and what the companies went through all the way up to today with also updates on the new Gamera movie for his 50th anniversary and I am hoping they will do this well. I hope you enjoy this article!
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2020.09.17 20:07 Rumored17 Refutations for Every Main Pro-Pit Argument

1."It's all how you raise them."

And more:
• ⁠Lockwood, R. A. N. D. A. L. L. (2016). Ethology, ecology and epidemiology of canine aggression. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour & Interactions with People,, 160-181.
• ⁠Abrantes, R., Site, A., Camp, S., Diving, F. A. Q., Camp, G. P., Pages, M., ... & User, C. C. (2016). Aggressive Behavior—Inheritance and Environment.
• ⁠van den Berg, L. I. N. D. A. (2016). Genetics of dog behavior. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People, 5, 69.
• ⁠O'Neill, D. G., & Packer, R. M. (2016). The First Canine Behavior and Genetics Conference: Summary and recommendations for future directions in canine behavioral science. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 16, 6-12.
• ⁠Sørensen, M. (2016). Breeding aggression: Review of recent literature concerning the influence of genes on aggressive behaviour (Doctoral dissertation).
• ⁠Schilder, M. B., van der Borg, J. A., & Vinke, C. M. (2019). Intraspecific killing in dogs: predation behavior or aggression? A study of aggressors, victims, possible causes and motivations. Journal of Veterinary Behavior.
These studies all show that genetics play a large role in dog behavior. Most are related to Pit Bulls or aggression, but some just show that there are noticeable differences between dog breeds based on their breed. Here are some anecdotal sources to support the claims that Pit Bulls are born with a tendency to be aggressive:
In addition, "it's all how you raise them" goes against the very existence of dog breeds. If someone is arguing this, they are saying a Labrador Retriever will have the same instincts as a Border Collie, which will have the same instincts as a Doberman, which will have the same instincts as a Great Pyrenees, which will have the same instincts as a Dachshund, etc. This is observably and demonstrably false. Humans created different dog breeds with different temperaments and physical and behavioral traits through selective breeding. This is why dog breeds exist, this is why breed standards exist, this is why people can reasonably and accurately predict how a dog will act based on breed. Are there exceptions? Of course. However, that is just what they are- exceptions. Different dog breeds have different traits and tendencies dependent on what they were selectively bred for.

2. "Chihuahuas are more aggressive."

This is just a disingenuous attempt to derail the conversation. Even if Chihuahuas are more aggressive, they don't/can't kill people. If Chihuahuas were as large as Pit Bulls, perhaps this would be a conversation worth having- seeing as this is not the case, there is no argument to be had here.
I try to emphasize that the issue with Pits is how many people and pets they kill. Pit Bulls are not just biting people- they are killing, severely maiming, and mauling people. There is a huge difference, and it is important to recognize many Pit fanatics will try to lump in all dog bites with the maulings Pit Bulls are responsible for. They are not the same. This is similar to the "Labs bite more" argument- again, we are not just talking about bites. Keep the discussion focused on severe maulings, maimings, and deaths, because that is what BSL targets.
From 1982-2020 no Chihuahua has ever killed anyone. This source breaks down attacks by breed, child or adult victim, and death or maiming.

3. "There's no such thing as a Pit Bull." and "Pit Bulls can't be identified."

A good way to avoid even getting to this apologist bingo point is by using the phrasing "Pit Bull type dogs" as opposed to Pit Bulls. However, you can also just explain that "Pit Bull" is an umbrella term for four closely related dog breeds- the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bully. The American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are actually so similar they can be dual registered as an AmStaff with the AKC and a APBT with the UKC. Until recently, most dog DNA tests would not even separate AmStaff from APBT due to the extreme similarities. This is also just another deflection technique- everyone knows what someone means by "Pit Bull" just as everyone knows what someone means by "Golden Retriever." This is what "pit bull" means legally.
Now, because "Pit Bull" does refer to 4 dog breeds rather than one, Pit apologists will often cry "well of course 4 dog breeds will kill more people!" but keep in mind that these 4 dog breeds have killed more people than 300+ other dog breeds combined. The Pit Bull umbrella kills more people than every other group or type of dogs and more than every other dog breed combined.
Regarding Pit Bulls being unidentifiable:
Pit Bulls have just as many obvious identifying characteristics as other dog breeds. There is no reason to believe Pit Bulls suffer from misidentification more than other dog breeds. There is reason to believe Pit Bulls are intentionally mislabeled as other breeds when in shelters, however. In addition, when discussing fatal Pit Bull attacks specifically, more often than not there are photos of the Pit Bulls involved so anyone can verify for themselves if they were Pit Bull type dogs. Genetic testing is not required for breed identification- anyone who argues this is being disingenuous. Another point is that we are constantly inundated with Pro-Pit propaganda; there is simply no way we can have Pixar shorts such as Kitbull and a new Dodo video every week about Pit Bulls and still be expected to believe the average person cannot visually identify a Pit Bull.

4. "Pits are no more dangerous than other dogs."

The statistics also support our side here- Pit Bulls have killed more people than all other dog breeds combined. Pit Bulls are not the largest, nor the strongest dogs out there. They do not have the strongest bite force. They are more deadly than other dog breeds because humans selectively bred them to be as deadly as possible. They are deadly due to the nature of their attacks and the behavioral traits they display when attacking such as gameness and a bite style mentioned in some of these studies, along with their physical traits.

5. "It used to be Dobermans, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds that people wanted to ban!"

Pit Bulls have killed more people than those three breeds ever did, even at the height of their popularity, even combined. There is also no evidence supporting this claim, and in fact, quite a lot of evidence showing it's completely false.
It is important to note as well that none of these breeds have an entire lobby supporting them. They do not have communities dedicated to attack victim harassment, misinformation, and lies, unlike the Pit Bull has. Something interesting to consider is the bias online when looking at these breeds and other restricted breeds vs pages about Pit Bulls. Wikipedia in particular is very obviously being manipulated by Pit Bull fanatics.
None of this manipulation is occurring on the pages for Dobermans, Rottweilers, or German Shepherds. These three breeds never reached anywhere close to the level of suffering and carnage Pit Bulls are responsible for. There has never been a concerted effort to ban these breeds, although some are targeted by apartment restrictions due to insurance issues. There is also no lobby supporting the misinformation and misrepresentation of these breeds.

6. "Dogsbite.org is biased and unreliable."

Dogsbite is completely open and transparent about their data collection strategies. They provide identification photographs and have all of their citations publicly listed. Citations and Photographs
Here is a challenge I like to give to people who claim Dogsbite is unreliable, although I have yet to receive a legitimate response:
Have you actually looked into dogsbite.org yourself? You do know that dogsbite tracks every fatal dog attack, regardless if it's a Pit or not? It appears anti-Pit because most fatal dog attacks are done by Pits. They're not only posting Pit attacks- there are just so many more fatal Pit attacks than other breeds it appears they are. Here's a proposal for you: Go to 2020 and late 2019, a time frame for which news reports are still abundantly available all over the internet, and fact-check ANY FOUR DOG-BITE FATALITIES OF YOUR CHOOSING, two where the killer dogs are said to be pit/mixes, and two cases where the killer dogs are not said to be pit/mixes:
  1. Did DogsBite accurately name the person killed?
  2. Did DogsBite accurately summarize the circumstances in which the person was killed?
  3. Did DogsBite accurately identify the breed(s) of the killer dog(s)?
  4. Did DogsBite provide a photo or photos of the killer dog(s) so you can judge for yourself what type of dog(s) you think did the killing?
DogsBite and Wikipedia both provide links to news stories about these fatal attacks. If you don't want to use the news links provided by DogsBite, then use the ones on Wikipedia that cover the same stories. DogsBite also provides links to autopsy reports, police reports and 911 calls, so you can compare these primary sources with the summaries on the DogsBite page and assess whether those summaries are accurate.

7. "Human aggressive Pit Bulls were culled!"

This is a myth. While human aggression was not something that was typically selectively bred for it is a myth that most human aggressive Pits were culled. That was not the case, and it still is not the case today. One look at shelter descriptions of Pits with bite histories and severe aggression issues shows these dogs are not being euthanized, and there are several instances of Pit Bulls who have killed people being bred.
There's no evidence whatsoever that dog fighters routinely destroyed human-aggressive dogs and refused to breed them. u/NorthTwoZero wrote at length about why it's a myth here, and this blogger put together a documented list of famously human-aggressive fighting dogs who not only weren't "culled" but were bred so often that they produced over 1,200 known, registered offspring:
"The man-biters were culled and the pit bulls were not bred for human aggression myths were created from thin air, complete fabrications. There is not a sliver of truth in the myth that dogmen culled man-biters. Not only weren't human aggressive pit fighters NOT culled, but a talented man-biter was heavily bred, his stud services were in high demand and the stud fees commanded a premium. The progeny of man-biters are still sought out long after he or she has passed away. This Italian game-dog website lists their choice for the Best Ever fighting dogs, three of the five are known man-biters and the other two trace their origins to the others on their "Best" list. Some famous man-biters have their own facebook fan pages. If you happen to be a 10x winner with 3 kills and scratching on the carcass, people tend to overlook a little thing like the danger she poses to people and she is also likely to be nominated for the cover of this month's International Sporting Dog Journal. Some famous man-biters not only have a facebook fan page, they have their own promotional merchandise too."

8. "Pit Bulls were nanny dogs!" or "Pit Bulls were America's dog!"

First, I usually ask questions that demonstrate out how absurd that claim is. What is a nanny dog? What duties does a nanny dog perform? Why would a dog type be called a "Pit Bull" if it nannied? Where does the name "Pit Bull" come from? Why is it necessary for Pits to have such large, gaping mouths and extremely muscular bodies if they were nannies? Then here is some actual info:
The first appearance of the term "Nanny Dog" dates from a 1971 NYT interview with the then president of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America, Lillian Rant, who called Staffordshire Bull Terriers "nursemaid dogs" for no apparent reason (other than to attempt to re-brand fighting dogs as family pets).
BAD RAP shared a link. It's Dog Bite Prevention Week. Did you know that there was never such thing as a 'Nanny's Dog'? This term was a recent invention created to describe the myriad of vintage photos of children enjoying their family pit bulls (see link for details about vintage photos). While the intention behind the term was innocent, using it may mislead parents into being careless with their children around their family dog - A recipe for dog bites!
Regarding Pits being "America's dog": Bronwen Dickey (author of incredibly biased and unscientific book "Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon") and other pit bull advocates argue that pit bulls were historically beloved in the U.S. until the dogs became associated with urban people of color in the 1970s, so Pit Bull stigma is really about being racist toward black and brown people.
But pit bulls were not historically beloved in the U.S. nor were they popularly regarded as a positive symbol of plucky can-do spirit. Joseph Colby, in his lifetime one of the world's leading authorities on the Pit Bull Terrier, wrote in 1936 that "The general public is under the impression that this breed is carnivorous, vicious, and, fed on a diet of raw meat, will devour a human being" and "When the pit bull terrier was introduced into America, he was more commonly found to be owned by prize fighters, saloon keepers and habitues, sporting men and the like. From the start the breed earned an unjust reputation due to his fighting ability and the character of the owner. To this day he is still trying to live down an unjust and undeserved reputation."
Sometimes Pit people will randomly mention how Sergeant Stubby, a decorated war hero dog, was a Pit Bull. He was not. Primary (contemporary) sources most often describe Stubby as a Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix (this breed was sometimes called the Boston Bulldog). He is sometimes said to be a Bull Terrier (the egghead dogs) mix but he obviously resembles a Boston Terrier significantly more than a Bull Terrier. Stubby is never said to be a Pit Bull in primary sources.

9. "Pit Bulls scored 2nd highest on temperament tests and better than most family dog breeds!"

This is always referring to the ATTS, or the American Temperament Testing Society. It is refuted thoroughly in the BanPitBulls FAQ, but this is what I usually say as well:
The test was developed to test working dogs, specifically dogs meant for schutzhund work. It has never been, nor ever purported to be about testing companion animals or a breed's suitability as family pets. Scoring actually favors dogs that bite, in some cases. Breed specific temperament, aggression, and each dog's training is taken into account when scoring. This means that if a relatively untrained Lab bites a "threatening stranger" it will score far lower than a German Shepherd that bites a "threatening stranger." According to the ATTS itself, "95% of dogs who fail do so because they lack confidence" NOT because they bite. Dogs that exhibit avoidance behaviors will fail. Dogs that bite do not automatically fail. The ATTS also states that comparing scores with other dogs means nothing- the pass/fail rates cannot be compared. Different dog breeds that behave the same exact way on the test will get hugely different scores due to the fact they take inherent breed tendencies into consideration. The test is not designed to test for breed aggression, according to the ATTS website. It is more of a test of bravery for individual dogs. Timid dogs will always fail. Dogs that bite will not always fail. If anything, you could argue that the reason Pits have a high passing rate is because they bite or show aggression, although that is speculation and not proven. Either way though- the test does not test breed aggression, passing rates cannot be compared, and the test absolutely does not test for suitability as a family pet. More info here: What the ATTS is really showing.
It is also worth mentioning that the only dogs that participate in the ATTS testing are dogs brought in by their owners- it is not a random sample or scientific study of any kind. Considering the evidence showing the existence of an actual Pit Bull lobby, it would not be a reach to say these results have been intentionally manipulated (if they did even matter, which they don't).
Also, a controlled temperament test found that 13 percent, or one out of seven, pit bulls tried to bite or attack during a one hour test simulating a neighborhood walk. One out of seven pit bulls tried to bite in the span of just one hour compared to only one out of 70 golden retrievers. Note that this study was funded and authored by anti-breed ban activists: They found "no significant difference" between breeds when the definition of aggression was watered down to include even whining or crying. But pay close attention to Table 5 on page 138: out of all the breeds tested, pit bulls were markedly the worst when it came to the percentage of dogs that reached a more serious level of aggression.

10. "It's racism for dogs!"

Humans are not dogs, and dog breeds are not analogous to human races.
In addition, one cannot compare a race of people to a breed of dogs for a multitude of reasons. Dog breeds were selectively, intentionally bred for specific characteristics and traits by human beings. Humans created dog breeds based on what physical and behavioral traits we wanted them to have. (Spaniels for flushing, retrievers for fetching prey/birds without damage, livestock guardian dogs such as Great Pyrenees for protecting livestock, Huskies for endurance and energy, Pointers for pointing, etc. Different dog breeds have different behavioral tendencies because humans selectively bred them to have those tendencies). Dogs also do not suffer from cultural differences, institutionalized racism, or socioeconomic disparities. Humans are also not as heavily influenced by our instincts as dogs are. Dogs behave based on their instincts and training. Humans behave mainly on their "training." Humans also have far more complex thought processes and the ability to make complex decisions. Dogs do not. You could go on and on but that is the basic overview there- dogs were selectively bred and rely mainly on their instincts. Humans were not selectively bred and are capable of making complex and rational decisions.
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2020.09.17 16:43 solo89 (Selling) 4K Disney/Marvel and others... BIG LIST (Lots of DMR DVD Codes also)

All full codes (no splits), redeemable on Vudu or MA (unless otherwise noted)... HBO series redeemable on hbodigitalhd.com
Movie Codes: Quality Price
Avengers Infinity War 4K/UHD 4K UHD $15
Despicable Me 3 (4K BD / UHD) 4K UHD $14
Goosebumps 2 (4K UHD) 4K UHD $14
The Hate U Give (4K UHD) 4K UHD $14
How To Train Your Dragon 3 The Hidden World 4K UHD 4K UHD $14
The Incredibles 4K DMA Full Code 4K UHD $14
Jumanji 2: The Next Level (4K UHD) 4K UHD $14
The Little Mermaid 4K/UHD DMA Full Code 4K UHD $14
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (DMA Full Code) 4K UHD $16
Mary Poppins Returns 4K UHD DMA Full Code 4K UHD $14
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 4K DMA Full Code 4K UHD $14
Ralph Breaks The Internet 4K UHD DMA Full Code 4K UHD $14
Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker (4K UHD) 4K UHD $14
Abominable HD $12
The Addams Family (2020) HD $12
Aladdin (2019) DMA Full Code HD $12
Alien Covenant HD $5
Aliens Ate My Homework HD $4
Allied (iTunes Only) HD $4
Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip HD $4
Amazing Spider-Man 2 HD $4
American Girl Lea To The Rescue HD $4
The Angry Birds Movie 2 HD $12
Ant-Man And The Wasp (DMA Full Code) HD $10
Avengers: Endgame (DMA Full Code) HD $12
Avengers Infinity War HDX HD $12
Bad Boys HD $10
Bad Boys 2 HD $10
Bad Boys For Life HD $10
Ballers - Season 3 HD $12
Ballers - Season 4 HD $12
The Banishment (Not UV) HD $5
Barbie Star Light Adventures HD $4
Barbie Video Game Hero HD $4
Barry Season One HD $12
Batman The Brave and the Bold: Season 3 HD $10
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice HD $4
Beauty And The Beast (2017) DMA HD $10
The Beguiled (2017) HD $4
The Best of Enemies (iTunes Only) HD $4
Big Little Lies (Season 1) HD $12
The Birth of a Nation HD $4
Black Panther DMA Full Code HD $10
Border HD $12
Boss Baby HD $6
Boxcar Children - Surprise Island (Not UV) HD $12
Brian Banks HD $12
Bumblebee HD $6
Captain Marvel DMA Full Code HD $12
Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie HD $5
Cars 3 DMA Full Code HD $10
Casual: Season 1 HD $12
Chernobyl - The Complete Miniseries HD $14
Chrisopther Robin HD $10
Cinderella (DMA Full Code) HD $10
Coco DMA Full Code HD $12
Countdown HD $14
Crashing: Season 2 HD $12
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 HD $12
The Darkest Minds HD $10
DC Doom Patrol HD $16
DC Legends of Tomorrow (Season 4) HD $16
Deadpool HD $8
Deadwood - The Movie HD $12
The Deep HD $4
Despicable Me 2 HD $8
Despicable Me 3 HD $8
Detective Pikachu HD $10
The Deuce - Season 1 HD $12
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid HD $5
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul HD $5
Digimon Adventure Tri.: Reunion (Digital Download not UV/iTunes) HD $12
Divergent: Insurgent HD $3
Divorce (Season 1) HD $12
Dora and the Lost City of Gold HD $12
Dumbo DMA Full Code HD $12
Elvis Presley: The Searcher HD $12
Emoji Movie HD $6
F8 Fate Of The Furious Extended Director's Cut HD $8
Fahrenheit 451 HD $6
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them HD $6
The Fault In Our Stars HD $8
Fifth Wave HD $3
Fighting With My Family HD $12
Finding Dory (DMA Full Code) HD $12
Fox and The Hound 2 (DMA Full Code) HD $14
Fox and The Hound (DMA Full Code) HD $14
Frozen 2 DMA Full Code HD $12
Game Of Thrones (Season 5) HD $12
Game Of Thrones (Season 8) HD $12
**The Gentlemen (iTunes Only) HD $12
Get Out HD $6
Girls: Season 6 HD $12
Goosebumps 2 (HD) HD $12
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Not UV/MA) HD $12
Grease HD $10
The Grinch (2019) HD $6
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (DMA Full Code) HD $10
Hard Target 2 HD $4
The Hate U Give (HD) HD $10
Hercules HD $6
Here and Now: Season 1 HD $12
Hidden Figures HD $4
Hitler's Hollywood (Not UV/MA) HD $10
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey HD $8
Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies HD $8
A Hologram for the King HD $6
Honey 3: Dare to Dance HD $4
Hotel Transylvania 3 HD $10
House of Cards: Season 5 HD $12
The House with a Clock in Its Walls HD $10
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom (Non-UV) HD $8
Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom (Non-UV) HD $8
How to Train Your Dragon 2 HD $6
How To Train Your Dragon 3 The Hidden World HD $10
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 HD $8
I Am Legend HD $6
Ice Age HD $4
Ice Age Collision Course HD $5
The Incredibles 2 DMA Full Code HD $10
Independence Day Resurgence HD $4
Insecure: Season 1 HD $12
Inside Out HD $10
The Intruder HD $10
Iron Man 3 DMA Full Code HD $12
Jason Bourne HD $6
Jumanji 2: The Next Level HD $12
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2018) HD $6
Jurassic World HD $6
The Kid Who Would Be King HD $12
King Arthur Legend Of The Sword HD $4
Kung Fu Panda 3 HD $6
La La Land HD $4
The Last Black Man in San Francisco HD $10
The Lego Movie 2 HD $8
Les Miserables (2012) HD $4
Life of Pi HD $4
Lilo And Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch (DMA Full Code) HD $14
The Lion King (2019) DMA Full Code HD $14
Lion King Walt Disney Signature Collection DMA Full Code HD $12
The Little Mermaid Anniversary DMA Full Code HD $12
The Little Mermaid (DMA Full Code) HD $12
The Looming Tower (Limited Series) HD $12
Lost Horizon HD $6
Luis And The Aliens (Not UV) HD $8
The Magicians: Season 2 HD $12
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (DMA Full Code) HD $14
The Martian HD $6
Mary Poppins Returns DMA Full Code HD $12
Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games (Non-UV) HD $4
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials HD $5
Middle School: The Worst Years of My life HD $4
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates HD $4
Minions HD $4
Mirai HD $12
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children HD $6
Moana (3D DMA Full Code) HD $14
Moana (DMA DMR Bluray) HD $12
Monster Family (Not UV) HD $8
Monster High Electrified HD $6
Monster High Welcome To Monster High HD $6
Monster Trucks HD $6
The Mountain Between Us HD $4
Mulan II (DMA Full Code) HD $14
The Mummy (iTunes) HD $5
Muppets Most Wanted (DMA Full Code) HD $12
My Brilliant Friend HD $12
My Dinner With Herve HD $12
My Little Pony Equestria Girls Legend of Everfree (Non-UV) HD $8
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb HD $6
The Nightmare Before Christmas DMA Full Code HD $14
Nine Lives HD $6
Nocturnal Animals HD $4
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms DMA Full Code HD $12
Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature HD $6
Office Christmas Party (iTunes Only) HD $4
Overcomer HD $14
Ozzy The Fast And The Furriest (Download not UV) HD $4
Paddington 2 HD $6
Paper Towns HD $6
Paterno HD $12
Pavarotti HD $12
Peanuts Movie HD $4
Peter Pan Anniversary Edition DMA Full Code HD $12
Peter Rabbit HD $6
Pitch Perfect HD $6
Pocahontas II (DMA Full Code) HD $14
Poms (iTunes Only) HD $10
Power Rangers HD $6
The Predator HD $8
The Professor HD $12
The Promise HD $4
Ralph Breaks The Internet DMA Full Code HD $10
Ready Player One HD $8
Rocketman HD $10
The Secret Life Of Pets HD $6
The Secret Life of Pets 2 HD $10
Shazam HD $8
Sherlock Gnomes HD $8
Silence HD $4
Silicon Valley: Season 3 (iTunes or Google Play) HD $12
Silicon Valley : Season 4 HD $12
A Simple Favor HD $6
Sing HD $6
Skyscraper HD $10
Smurfs The Lost Village HD $6
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (DMA Full Code) HD $12
Solace HD $4
Sonic The Hedgehog HD $10
Son of Bigfoot (Non-UV Download) HD $12
Sopranos Complete Series (iTunes or Google Play) HD $100
Spider-Man: Far From Home HD $12
Spider-Man: Homecoming HD $12
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse HD $12
Spies in Disguise DMI Full Code HD $14
Spotlight HD $4
Spy (Unrated) HD $6
Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace HD $12
Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith HD $12
Star Wars 4: A New Hope HD $12
Star Wars 5: Empire Strikes Back HD $12
Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens HD $12
Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi HD $12
Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker HD $12
Star Wars: Rogue One HD $12
Star Wars: Solo HD $12
Straight Outta Compton HD $6
Strike Back: Season 5 HD $12
Strike Back: Season 6 HD $12
Summer Wars (funimationdigitalcopy.com) HD $6
Super Troopers HD $6
Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends: The Great Race HD $4
Thor 3: Ragnarok DMA Full Code HD $10
Toy Story 4 HD $12
Trainwreck HD $6
Transformers : The Last Night HD $10
Transformers : The Last Night (iTunes) HD $5
Trolls HD $10
Trolls World Tour HD $10
True Detective: Season 1 HD $12
True Detective: Season 2 HD $12
True Detective: Season 3 HD $12
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 HD $6
UglyDolls (iTunes Only) HD $8
Uncle Drew HD $6
Veep: The Final Season HD $14
Veep: Season 5 (iTunes or Google Play) HD $12
Veep: Season 6 HD $12
Vinyl: Season 1 (iTunes/Google Play, UV Redeemed) HD $12
War for the Planet of the Apes HD $6
Watchmen (DC/HBO Series) HD $14
Waves HD $10
Westworld: Season 2 The Door HD $12
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2020.09.16 18:54 Valdeza The Spacecab Antics of Ashton & Rhed The Ter-Key

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Lore:
The three gas giants of our solar system are found to be inhabitated by advanced civilizations through the use of dark-matter-sensitive telescopes pointed to the stars.
Upon contact these alien denizens were cordial and shared with us technologies that propelled our rocket science centuries.
Quickly establishing travel between planets, bases were constructed with elaborate space ports. Earthly financial and government centers moved to Ara, the native name for Neptune.
History, as it does, eventually repeated itself and humans slowly took over the ‘New Worlds’. All non-unioned natives were forced out and pushed to the recesses of their own planets, their own homes. In the spoils of all their new found advancements, humanity abandoned Earth; the entirety of the planet went into economic shambles shortly after.
Slums engulf every county and country now; crime-rates are high, power outages are frequent, and low food supplies are the norm. The space port controls the last of Earth’s dwindling resources, which means it’s the only place left that’s properly maintained.
Rapid acceleration in rocket technology led to the development of the Dark Energy Pulse-Wave Generator (DEP-WG, nick-named the ‘Dub-G’) a self-sustaining engine that emits pulses of energy through gravity waves, supplying power wirelessly. It made everything obsolete; junk-yards started to pile up with generations of equipment that was once top-of-the-line.
The only legal work left is with Vini Vici, the space-mining conglomerate. If you’re not an Astroid Stripper, it’s Mineral Refinement, or slaving away at the millions of call centers; there’s always HR too but, that’s sadistic.
They’ve recently started an aggressive round of global lay-offs, likely due to a string of robberies targeted at a fleet of mining rigs. The ones responsible have become mythical, images of the crime scenes are now the most searched items in all the internet; children want to dress like them. Vini Vici was untouchable, they control everything; their fingers are in every stock, every government. These renegades muddied their rugs, reminded them of the working class they decided to forsake.
Word of the ‘Banshee’ started to grow in the hearts of people; parents on Earth told stories of the exploits and heists to their children before bed. It became religion; ‘Banshee Cannot Die’ can still be found scribbled in any alleyway, on any block.
Our story starts here; on the last Thursday of a scorching November.
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“What’s a ter-key?” asked Ashton with a whimsical pout as he scrolled through the holo-screen. “Did it open something important?”
“It’s not a key, goofy-“ scoffed Rhed from behind her observation desk as he plugged away on the ship’s console. “-it’s an extinct bird of some sort, people used to eat it.”
“Eat it? Why?” he cried while jerking her head back to him with a disgusted look. “Who could be so cruel?”
“Eating dead things is how people used to nourish themselves, genius.” she replied with a flat face as her eyes rolled to the back of her skull. “You ask too many stupid questions for a person writing a health thesis.”
“You rhyme too much when talking for a person who supposedly hates music...”. he whispered under her breath while eyeing the dusty vinyl player in the corner.
“I don’t hate music,” she snapped with a furrowed brow. “-I just understand that everything after classical dubstep isn’t worth its weight in wax; plus that’s busted.”
APPROACHING ARA IN TWO MINUTES.
“Thank god,” moaned Rhed as she massaged her lower back “-my butt’s cramping up something fierce.”
“How’d you think it tasted?” asked Ashton with starry eyes.
“...What?” she responded with an aggravated groan as he eyed her scornfully.
“The ter-key,” he muttered with his face still glued to the screen. “I wonder how it tasted.”
“It took hours to cook, needed to be drowned in a reduction of its own fat cause it was so dry, and was primarily eaten only once a year.” she grumbled with a faint sigh. “It probably tasted like a huge waste of time. Steak on the other hand...”
“Only once a year?” he blurted out with her jaw hung.
“Yup, called it Thanksgiving,” she said while swiping her finger across the console’s surface with a light squeak. “-a huge feast to celebrate the start of Giftsgetting.”
“You mean Christmas?” he sang as she perked her ears like a dog who’d just seen a squirrel. “I love Christmas!”
“...Let’s just get this over with.” she replied after a long, defeated sigh.
Through the cabin’s panoramic glass, Ara’s border loomed. Floating into a wide-mouthed porthole they enter Access Point C7, a security terminal located at the fringes of the planet’s defense grid.
Docking their ship at customs, they de-board and make their way to the front desk as surveillance drones flood their vessel.
Ashton, a young medical student, is on his way to volunteer. Nursing mal-nourished Arweks will mean tons of school credit and he’s missing a few to finish the semester. This is his first time in space.
“What happens now?” whimpers Ashton as they meander through the hall, neck snapping in their direction with each step they take.
“After they finish tearing through Stella,“ sneered Rhed as she twists a soured face back at her weathered ship. “-they check us and that’s it, we’ll be cleared for landing.”
“What happens if they find something they’re not supposed to?” he asked with a faint stutter.
“They’ll start sticking fingers in places fingers shouldn’t go.” she mumbled back as she stared off into the distance.
Rhed, an escort pilot, has been paid to bring Ashton from Earth to Ara in one piece. The pay’s horrible and she hates every minute of it, but we can’t all live our dreams can we? This is, roughly, the three-hundredth voyage she’s made for the company this year.
“Hello and welcome to Ara, the oldest of the Twin Sisters.” chimed the clerk behind the front desk with a wide smile and arms spread out like a bird. “How may I assist you?”
“Hi, uh, just escorting her to the Capital,” groans Rhed as she nudged Ashton with her elbow. “-here’s my permit, my badge ID’s C216-M60.”
Reaching over his desk, the clerk took Rhed’s permit then quickly handed it back after a few thumps on the console in front of him.
“Looks good, enjoy your stay here.” he sang with a warm smile before waving them to the side. “Please step over to the right and have a seat in the waiting area, an agent will come review you shortly.”
“He must be new.” whispered Rhed as they walked away to find a seat.
“Why’d you say that?” replied Ashton in a half-whisper.
“Too nice, doesn’t have that dead look in his eyes yet.” she mused while plopping down on the first empty chair.
Finding seats, they sat and looked at the stars from the station’s observatory. Inching across the windows, Ara spun below. It’s azure surface, sprinkled with dense patches of light, twinkled through the planet’s sizzling plasma shell. To their left Ara’s twin sister, Wek (the native name for Uranus), floats ominously in the distance like the mischievous sibling it is. Together, these two planets are the heart of the Arwek Empire; the twins that mothered their entire civilization.
“So Thanksgiving,” muttered Ashton as he stared out the window in awe. “-how’d it start? Was it always just a about...food?”
“Basically,” replied Rhed with a bored sigh as she jerked her head back to look at the ceiling. “-the story’s kind of ironic though.”
“What’d you mean?” he asked with a raised brow.
“You atleast know some history dontcha?” she sneered with a condescending sigh.
“Kinda, but not really.” he muttered as her shoulders slumped. “It’s not required in our curriculum anymore.”
“When the colonists first got to the Americas it wasn’t uninhabited, there were natives. Unlike them, the natives were kind and peaceful; upon seeing strange men wash up on their shores they accepted them, offered them food. That’s how the first Thanksgiving came to be, a huge feast bringing people together that were alien to one another. It’d be a nice story if it ended there, but it don’t.” she told her as her faint grin melted into a grimace before dropping her head. “The colonists proceeded to decimate the natives after that, took their lands and pushed them off their own homelands. Their kindness was seen a weakness.”
“That’s...horrible.” cried Ashton as a tear raced down his face.
“And it happened again...” she muttered with a long sigh as she jerked her head up to look at the Twin Sisters. “-except this time we didn’t even have the common curtesy to make a holiday out of it.”
“How’d you know all this?” he whispered through her sweatshirt that was currently being used as a tissue.
“I had a...friend who was really into all this stuff.” she replied with a solemn grunt as she eyed the stars. “She’d never shut up about it.”
“Mister Ash-ton?” yelped a woman in uniform as she cocked her head to then and approached the pair with a hearty smile. “Please come with me, I’ll be your screening agent today.”
Wiping the mist from his cheeks Ashton gets up, hangs his head, and follows the agent into a room with a humming red light. As the doors closes behind her, he flashes a worried look to Rhed and takes a hard gulp.
With impatience stretching the seams of her skin, Rhed waits as Ashton’s screening takes longer than usual. Much longer than usual.
“Mises Rhed?” called out a young man in uniform as his head popped out from the side of wall. “Your ship’s been cleared, you’re free to land.”
“Finally, you guys took forever.” snapped Rhed as she slowly stood up. “...Where’s the kid.”
“Your passenger is being detained,” said the young man, a rookie, with a serious pout. -“be was found with a foreign object on his person that’s been outlawed on this planet.”
“What?” roared Rhed in exasperation. “That kid wouldn’t steal a stick of gum, what could he possibly have that’s so dangerous?”
“That’s classified sir.” he replied with an annoyed grunt.
“Well un-classify it then. That’s my passenger, I don’t get paid until he lands.” screamed Rhed as spit flew out the corners of his mouth.
“Don’t worry sir, we’ve contacted your company. Your current contract has been canceled due to the circumstance and you’re to report back to Earth for another assignment.” he responded, his shoulders hung in a nonchalant shrug.
“Listen, I’m not leaving without that girl.” said Rhed as her fist tightened into white-hot stones.
“Then you’ll make yourself an accomplice.” replied the rookie with a nervous stutter.
“So be it. Won’t be the first time you guys try to diddle me back there; bet you guys get a kick out of it.” howled Rhed as everyone’s eyes started snapping their way.
“Hey, what seems to be the problem here?” cried a short and stout woman as she strained her neck over the developed crowd to get a better look. “Oh Rhed, should’ve known it’d be you. How’s it goin’, what’s got you huffin’ and puffin’ this time?”
“Ask clown shoes over here,” she bellowed with a look of contempt and disgust. “-he’s got my passenger detained over nothing; probably just saw a defenseless girl and thought she’d be an easy target!”
“You talkin’ bout that Ash-tin chick? I just came from vetting him Rhed, he’s got a necklace with traces of plutonium in it.” explained the woman, a manager, with a soured smile. “Tony here might be a bit of a brown-noser but he’s not a creep, your passenger is being lawfully detained.”
“That can’t be right, this guy’s on his way to volunteer,” he cried with shaking fists. “-he’s studying to be a doctor for christ’s sake.”
“I’m sorry but, there’s nothing I can do.” she replied with a short sigh as her scowl faded into a frown. “Listen, we go back a while now, if this was something I could clear up with a simple wave I’d help ya out, but it’s not. My hands are tied.”
Closing her eyes as she exhaled a shaky breath, Rhed dropped her arms and cleared her throat.
“What’s he being charged with?” she asked with an angry pout.
“Well, the plutonium seems to be inactive so we reduced the charge to just a fine but he was unable to pay it.” said the manager while eyeing the growing crowd around the scene. “He’s being held until a public defender can come up and take her case.”
“That’ll take months!” she bellowed while throwing her hands in the air again.
“I know and I apologize, but that’s all we can do,” she whispered with a sympathetic nod. “-those are the rules.”
“How much’s the damn fine then?” she snapped back at her as while grinding her teeth to dust.
“Five-hundred and fifty thousand.” said the rookie with a smug grin.
“That in...thoughts and prayers?” she muttered through a half-smile as shock made its way through his veins.
“That’s in cents and dollars.” replied the rookie with a cocky smile.
“Jesus...” she groaned before hanging her head to rub the back of her neck, pacing back and forth as she does.
She knew what he should’ve done immediately, but didn’t want to actually go through with it.
“Damn it!” she blurted out with a loud stomp after finally making up her mind. “I’ll do it, pay the tab.”
“You alright Rhed? Does hee have you under some type of psychic spell or somethin’? ‘Cause this is more than double what you make a year. there’s easier ways to pick up dates nowadays.” cried the manager with a baffled look on her face as she slapped a palm to her forehead. “I mean, it’s just a passenger for cryin’ out loud, it’s not like he’s bein’ sent to some interment camp either, he’ll be comfortable if that’s what your worried about.”
“Just shut up and charge me.” she replied with a cold glare to the room as she made an about-face to wait for Ashton in the lobby.
Processing the payment through her company account, the clerks cleaned out Rhed’s savings and released Ashton from his holding cell. Running to him the moment he made eye-contact, he smiled wide as tears dried on his puffed face and glistened in the light.
“That was terrifying.” mumbled Ashton with a sullen face as he sniffled. “They kept me in a cold room with no windows and-“
“Why you got plutonium around your neck?” blurted Rhed as her upper lip stiffened.
Taking a deep breath as his eyes started to water, he reached into his collar and pulled out a lopsided medallion with a silver pebble in the middle.
“...My f-father was an engineer, helped design the drill-rigs Vini Vici uses for space.” he stammered as his voice started to crack. “He died from cancer a few years ago, side effect of the latest project he’d been working on; a plutonium-fueled laser. It’s why I got into med school.”
“This necklace,” he continued after taking a moment to wipe his face. “-is all that’s left of his success. He was eventually able to find a non-lethal isotope, but not before his research caught up to him first.”
Unable to find the words to respond, Rhed stood there speechless; looking at her boots. He reminded her of him so much it was hard to look straight.
“You hungry?” she asked with a faint shrug.
“Yeah...” replied Ashton with a soft chuckle.
“C’mon, let’s go to the ship then,” she said while turning around and gesturing for him to follow. “-there should be some popcorn and ice cream for us somewhere in storage.”
“What kind of ice cream you got?” he hollered from behind as he ran to catch up.
“Vanilla and butter pecan.” she replied from the side of her face.
“Ouu, I love butter pecan!” he sang with a bubbling smile as they walked the hall side-by-side.
“...So did he.” she muttered under her breath with an airy chuckle.
“What was that?” he asked with a confused pout as her head jerked towards him.
“Nothing.” she responded while turning her face away.
“Weird, I thought you did,” he whispered before shrugging it off. “-by the way, who paid for my fine? No one would tell me.”
“Eh, probably just an anonymous donor, maybe a rich snob that lost a bet. Someone so bored they don’t know what to do with their boards of dough.” she told him while looking through the bay windows that point out to the station’s garage; in it she saw her baby, Stella, being valeted over to them.
“Well, that was awfully nice of them.” he said with wistful eyes. “I’d love to at least be able to thank them.”
“Don’t worry about it; soon you’ll be giving out vaccines for the space-flu, or whatever it is you do, and someone else will be wishing they could give you thanks.” she replied with a faint, reassuring grin.
“Do you rhyme on purpose or is it like, subconscious.” he quipped as a wild smile free on her.
“I hate your face sometimes, I really do.” she grumbled before picking up god pace to leave her behind. “You try saying something nice for once...”
“Relax grumpy, I’m just messing with you.” he shouted through another short jog so he could catch up to Rhed as she stomped away. “I am really hungry though, you know of any good places to eat at the capital? Ice cream alone won’t cut it.”
“There actually is a spot down there I haven’t gone to in years,” she said as her voice started to trail off after looking at the busted vinyl player in the corner. “-it’s where we celebrated his first birthday, every birthday after that too.”
“What was that? I didn’t hear the last part, sorry, had my head in the freezer.” he howled from behind a wall. “Something about a birthday?”
“Yeah, I uh, said it was my favorite birthday-dinner spot.” he responded while punching away at the ship’s navigation console.” Great food.”
“Awesome!” he cried with an excited fist in the air. “We’ll have us a feast then, my treat!”
With a thundering boom, the ship’s engine roared and the hatch door slid open revealing Ara’s skies whipping by below. Before taking off he looks ahead to Ashton, who’s scarfing down a pint of creamy confection with ease, and a weak grin started to snake up her cheek.
“Thanks kid.” she muttered under her breath as her eyes lightly misted up.
Her son, Trent, would’ve been around his same age by now. He wanted to be a doctor too.
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2020.09.16 17:27 Samara_Buckley_Derby The Beginning of the End: Chapter 11: Entering Munich

Summary: Fighting immortals is a sweetheart job for someone obsessed with the afterlife. Dying on the job, however, is cutting it too close. However, Julian's curiosity with the great beyond pushes him a little too far, back to the land of the living and cursed with a damned soul, just like the immortals he's sworn to fight...
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Espionage may as well have been Matti’s middle name for how well he took to it. It wasn’t, of course. That honor went to the dubious name Casimir, probably after someone important, which he’d have learned if he’d had ever thought to grill his parents. He hadn’t, not in the sixteen years he’d lived under their roof, nor in the following four years of school. And he certainly hadn’t asked when he started sniper school nor since officially enlisting. He hadn’t spoken to them since. Too dangerous.
And dangerous was how Matti liked it. He was yet to have a real reason to believe his life was in danger and until he felt that, he had no problem pushing the envelope.
Which is why he was perched in the back of a helicopter heading out to Munich on a mission intended to intercept one of the deadliest immortals at an active civilian airport with nearly two dozen soldiers, some of whom were legally dead, while most were shoot-on-sight traitors.
Could it get any better?
“Find anything, Matti?” a cool voice asked in his ear.
“Clear for now, Pooja.” He gave the Colonel a reassuring smile and she nodded, returning to the cockpit. Last names had never suited him and as a renegade, he wasn’t obligated to use them. It was easier to empathize with an Amy or Markus than with a Brown or Khan. Knowing the name they heard from friends and family humanized them and that was important when lives were on the line.
They usually just thought he was being cocky and rude and he had no need to dispel that theory because, as a renegade, they were going to think he was an arrogant prick anyway. It wasn’t even really a lie, so…
The helicopter they all sat in—Matti, Julian, Pooja and her two operatives, Kyline, and her squad—was borrowed from Omicron HQ. No way could Schmidtt’s usual helicopter fit the nearly two dozen agents, so Pooja had pulled some strings. There was enough room to comfortably walk around, especially with the others mostly strapped in, a fact that Matti gladly took advantage of, roaming from window to window, popping up his binoculars to scan for any aircraft that might be flying under the radar.
He’d been disappointed so far.
In between his little lookout sessions, he’d make small talk with various operatives. Pooja didn’t like chatting when on a mission, Kyline hated his guts, and the other scientists he usually hung out with were, for obvious reasons, not here, so ‘various operatives’ mostly meant Julian.
“Gotta admit, when you said you had some questions for me, I wasn’t expecting this,” Julian said after Matti’s third round.
“Am I boring you?” Matti tilted his head.
Julian laughed, always a good sign. “No. But unless this is some weird renegade interrogation tactic, I don’t know why you care about my favorite breakfast food.”
Matti gave him a cool look. “I’ve watched you very carefully since joining the Fleursurgents. I need to make sure your answers align with what I’ve seen.” It was a terribly blatant lie, but not one Matti really cared about guarding. If Julian chose to see through it, good on him. Reality was, Matti just liked getting to know his charges.
Julian squinted. “Fleursurgents?”
“Come on. Fleur Insurgents is a mouthful and there are a ton of repeated syllable sounds there. It’s only natural that you should work a portmanteau in there. Saves time.”
“Lotta big words from someone with a STEM degree. Maybe you should have gone into linguistics.” Julian grinned, and unless it was Matti’s imagination, seemed to relax a bit.
Matti lifted a shoulder. “Linguistics wouldn’t have gotten me a job here. Besides, I didn’t go to an English speaking school.”
“Clearly, or you’d have caught the better portmanteau: Infleurgents.”
This took Matti aback quite a bit, because Julian was absolutely correct. That one was far superior. “I take my hat off to you. We’re now the Infleurgents. Clearly your English skills make mine look paltry.”
“Well, it was my first language.” He shifted in his seat, probably trying to make the helicopter seat feel more comfortable. “You said a linguistics degree wouldn’t have gotten you a job here. Did you know about this place when starting college?”
There were a few options for how an AngelThana operative might have gotten involved in the organization. A bulk of the scientists were poached from the public facing front: a nanotech organization that privately manufactured weapons and also somehow did some work with biotech. It was often scrutinized for guzzling research money and turning out rather few results but that was kind of the point of a public facing front. It’s just that the public didn’t know that. Hence ‘front’.
Then there were military poaches, outstanding soldiers who were approached at the conclusion of their official government military contracts. Outside of these poached soldiers, AngelThana rarely allowed for transfers to military units if the employee hadn’t been with the company for a minimum of three years, which explained why the minimum age of active combatants was 21 and not most military’s standard 18.
Then there were the nuts. AngelThana sent representatives out to anyone who found out about the immortals organically, whether from personal experience or obsessive web research. That’s how Matti got involved. He’d spent the greater part of his childhood chasing down conspiracies online because that’s about all there was to do in a northern European village, population: twelve, where the sun came up twice a year. He’d discovered some paper trails and various web footage that showed the same few people involved in a host of different terrorist attacks across the globe, a conspiracy he was surprised no one else pointed out.
It turned out no one pointed it out because AngelThana scrubbed the internet from all information of the immortals, with a rather impressive tech division. This was originally what they scouted him for until pretty much everyone realized he was a crap hacker. By that point, he’d requested a transfer to sniper school and anyone involved agreed it was for the best.
Most of the people on the helicopter had been in the second boat, sniped from their own government’s military. On the books, they were ‘security’ officers.
Julian was, as with most scientists, from the first group. He’d been scouted because of his academic work and pressured into taking the job with AngelThana.
“My official transfer to the internal department was about a month into my onboarding on the face department.” Julian had that glint in his eyes that the PhDs always got when they were about to launch into a lecture, and Matti braced himself. “The day they pulled me in and explained that honest to god immortals existed, well I thought I’d gone crazy.”
“Really? You didn’t think they had?”
Julian shook his head. “No! I’d always suspected so when my theories were confirmed, my mind was blown. It was like falling into a dream I’d had.”
“Lapinksy! Back on your post. You’ve had weeks to make idle chit chat. This is not the time.” Pooja’s scolding turned all the heads in the chopper to Matti, who smiled back at her, jumping to his feet in a solute.
“Copy that, Colonel.” There would also be time for idle chit chat later, so he had no qualms with resuming his watch.
“Alright we’re approaching our drop point,” Pooja announced, some few, uneventful hours later. “We’re officially on non-essential cargo pickup, so keep that in mind. Grace, prep your unit, but I want them down and out of sight until signaled.”
Kyline saluted in acknowledgement, her face rigid.
“The cargo pickup is scheduled to happen at eight hundred hours, so we’re here plenty early and should be able to get all of you off before they load us up.” Pooja began walking up and down the aisle of the ship, making eye contact with every single person on board. “I’ll be staying on board to handle the loading, with Schmidtt and Lapinksy. You’ll take your orders from the Sergeant and in the case of her incapacitation, your chain of command will fall to Agent Xing, Agent Jha, field medic LeDuc…” The chain of command was something they’d all been briefed on but redundancy may as well be synonymous with procedure because whenever someone said ‘follow the proper process’ it meant they wanted to you use enough fallbacks and extraneous measures that you probably could have accomplished three times your goal if you’d just checked something once or twice.
But for all their traitorous nature, the Infleurgents still followed their god damned processes to a T. Whatever. Matti didn’t technically need to know who to listen to but unfortunately for his ego, the chain of command usually made too much sense to ignore, so he rarely did.
The helicopter touched down at a tiny regional airport in the early hours of the morning, probably close to five hundred hours, as light as a feather per Schmidtt’s usual. He radioed in their arrival to the incognito convoy that was bringing whatever equipment Pooja had maneuvered into being their ‘target’. They reported that they were still about two hours out, which Schmidtt confirmed on radar scans.
“Copy that, we’ll be waiting.” Then Pooja looked up at Matti. “Give us a visual perimeter, make sure the area is clear of personnel or civilians.” She turned to Kyline. “At Lapinsky’s signal, take your men to the far parking lot. The convoy was instructed to leave one truck behind so that we could unload our cargo. Which…” She waved a hand at the soldiers, “is all of you. So stay out of sight until Grace gives the command. Understood?”
A host of salutes confirmed comprehension. Matti eyed Pooja and tossed her a slightly more casual salute before slipping into the night.
For once, the lack of complications wasn’t boring. The presence of civilians would have dramatically slowed down the offloading, suspicions from the convoy would have just caused drama, and if any of Kyline’s soldiers had been spotted, it would have really been disastrous.
All told, Pooja’s plan went without a hitch and soon Schmidt was flying away with whatever cargo they’d used as an excuse to hide their illicit actions. Matti sat in the back of the remaining convoy truck, squished with the others. These things were supposed to seat a dozen. While Matti, Julian, Xing Luli, the Iota agent, were slim enough to count for half a person, they simply had too many people on board for the drive to be comfortable. But comfort wasn’t a requisite so no one complained about being cramped too much.
The real issue was the lack of space to put on their disguises. AngelThana lacked the resources to intensely scrutinize every security cam feed on the planet to scan for faces that matched certain criteria. So the group didn’t have to worry too much about being spotted by the sophisticated software needed to match their specific face shapes and retina scans. But that didn’t mean they could slack off. They’d still need to play dress up to fool any AngelThana member who happened to be casually watching the MUC feeds in their downtime.
There were precious few people on board who knew enough about hair and makeup to make a convincing change to faces, so each agent had to wait quite a bit for their turn. Something to change complexion, darken or bright eyes, maybe thicken the look of facial hair.
“Do me dirty,” Matti said as he pushed past Private Amelie Silva for his turn. He scrunched his eyes closed in preparation for the assault on his face.
“Don’t do that with your eyes,” Pooja said, as he heard her swishing around some bottle of something probably wet and sticky. “It’ll make it uneven.” Pooja, along with Henri LaForge and Edmund Howards, was one of the only confident enough with her makeup skills to do anything convincing on the soldiers. “Hold still.” A bright light blasted his eyelids as another of the soldiers shone a flashlight at him.
“We should have brought Sofia,” Matti said, trying hard not to move his mouth. “She could make every guy in here a girl and vice versa.”
“Matti keep your mouth shut or you’re going to look like more of a mess than you normally do.” After a far too long period of getting paint slathered and smeared on his face, his nails and hands squished, his hair pulled tight and hidden under a wig, Pooja thrust an armful of clothes in his hands. “What do you think?”
The question was a little too amused for Matti’s liking and he cracked an eyelid to see the private holding the flashlight was openly smirking.
“He did say he wanted to be a girl. Think you did a mighty good job there, Colonel.”
The other eyelid snapped open. “I need a mirror. Now.”
Pooja held up one and Matti stared at himself. He wasn’t a girl, probably. Not technically. But he also saw where the private was coming from. “Pooja, you know ‘scene’ hasn’t been in since the early 2000s, right?” He twisted one of the silky, unnaturally platinum locks around a finger.
“We’re active members.” She shooed him to the side to start her next victim. “So our looks need to be a bit more dramatically changed. Us and Blake. If you’re going heavy makeup, you have to make it look intentional. That’s why you have the eyeliner. You’re now Alexi Petroff, 16 years old, so you’ve got to look like it.”
“Great. Back to being an edgy teen.” He didn’t really mind the look but it was far from comfortable. “What dramatic bit are you doing?”
“Inaya Hasmi, 34, traveling with my husband Tahir.” She pointed a bit away where Vikas Jha, the other Iota agent, was getting minimal makeup work done. “I’ll have a bit of work done but most of my face will be hidden.”
“Lucky. Would be nice if we all could just go the religious veil route.” Matti tapped at his face to see if his makeup had dried.
Pooja cocked an eyebrow. “Would have made us all the more likely to be stopped by airport security. Don’t need to increase those odds. Alright, you’re done Shanti.”
“Fucking most disgusting thing I ever got on my face,” he grumbled.
“Shut up, Shanti,” Matti said, almost absentmindedly. The private needled him with a glare before moving on.
“We kind of switched colors,” Julian remarked as he settled down next to Matti. The previously sandy haired man now had cropped dark crew cut, so convincing that Matti couldn’t imagine how his real hair had fit under it. His previously green eyes were now blue, much like how Matti’s blue had changed to green.
“Who did yours?” Matti asked.
“LaForge. Man did theatre through his entire education. I guess it shows but god my head feels like it’s about to explode.” Julian’s hand hovered near his scalp as if itching to itch it.
“Not a finger!” shouted LaForge from about eight feet away where he was twisting Luli’s hair into a tight ponytail. “Or I’ll cut it off.”
“Would he get back?” asked another private.
Julian’s body sagged as his hand dropped. “Here they go.”
The questions, jokes, and jabs flowed through the truck, lightening up the mood at the expense of Julian’s.
“You’re not a fan?” Matti asked. “You can’t deny, there are some good questions in there.”
“Yeah but they don’t want answers, they just want to snicker.” Julian sighed, crossing his arms. “But I’m starting to learn to tune it out.”
Even Matti had to admit that, after two more hours of the soldiers coming up with increasingly stupid puns, it had gotten old. He fiddled with his rifle, knowing that it would soon be locked in a very special crate, the kind that AngelThana routinely used to smuggle weapons through airports, past border patrols, and into government events. Matti didn’t like departing with his beloved rifle but there would be no keeping it on him.
The sun had long risen now as the truck pulled into a long term parking lot, advertised as being ‘mere kilometers from MUC!’ From there, the group split into teams, each with their own mission plans.
Pooja took Vikas, her husband, and the two headed the short walk to the public transport. Six of the soldiers, all dressed as spring breakers, flooded to the closest rental car place.
Matti checked his ID and the instructions on his phone giving him a rundown of Alexi Pertoff.
“I’m traveling with my father and girlfriend, huh? Haven’t had one of those in a while.” He looked up at the remaining operatives. Shanti and Henri were brothers, Amelie and Edmund were also dating. A few others were traveling solo. Then his eyes fell on Luli, Pooja’s Iota agent. She fixed him with a long once over.
“We’re dating?” she asked. In all fairness, she probably wasn’t much older than he was and with the high ponytail with a red streak in it, the loose bangs around her face, and too much eye makeup, she could absolutely pass for 17 or 18.
“I guess so. Which just leaves… dad.” He grinned as Julian looked down at his ID.
“Ah. Pieter Pertoff. 38” He looked up at the two agents as the remaining operatives sped off on their predetermined methods of transportation. “Never thought much of having kids…”
“God I must be like, the biggest disappointment to you.” Matti examined his nails, which were all black except for a red nail on each middle finger. Then he looked up at Julian’s tight crew cut and the lines on his face, artfully exaggerated by LaForge’s handiwork.
Luli laughed at the start contrast that couldn’t hide enough of a similarity between the two men to hint at their relation. “Alright then, team,” she said. “Let’s get our car and get to the airport. We’ve got an invasion to stop.”
Julian's got this, right? He can keep his cool and stick to his role... right?
Find out tomorrow!
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2020.09.15 23:29 Rumored17 Refutations for Every Main Pro-Pit Argument

1."It's all how you raise them."

And more:
• ⁠Lockwood, R. A. N. D. A. L. L. (2016). Ethology, ecology and epidemiology of canine aggression. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour & Interactions with People,, 160-181.
• ⁠Abrantes, R., Site, A., Camp, S., Diving, F. A. Q., Camp, G. P., Pages, M., ... & User, C. C. (2016). Aggressive Behavior—Inheritance and Environment.
• ⁠van den Berg, L. I. N. D. A. (2016). Genetics of dog behavior. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People, 5, 69.
• ⁠O'Neill, D. G., & Packer, R. M. (2016). The First Canine Behavior and Genetics Conference: Summary and recommendations for future directions in canine behavioral science. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 16, 6-12.
• ⁠Sørensen, M. (2016). Breeding aggression: Review of recent literature concerning the influence of genes on aggressive behaviour (Doctoral dissertation).
• ⁠Schilder, M. B., van der Borg, J. A., & Vinke, C. M. (2019). Intraspecific killing in dogs: predation behavior or aggression? A study of aggressors, victims, possible causes and motivations. Journal of Veterinary Behavior.
These studies all show that genetics play a large role in dog behavior. Most are related to Pit Bulls or aggression, but some just show that there are noticeable differences between dog breeds based on their breed. Here are some anecdotal sources to support the claims that Pit Bulls are born with a tendency to be aggressive:
In addition, "it's all how you raise them" goes against the very existence of dog breeds. If someone is arguing this, they are saying a Labrador Retriever will have the same instincts as a Border Collie, which will have the same instincts as a Doberman, which will have the same instincts as a Great Pyrenees, which will have the same instincts as a Dachshund, etc. This is observably and demonstrably false. Humans created different dog breeds with different temperaments and physical and behavioral traits through selective breeding. This is why dog breeds exist, this is why breed standards exist, this is why people can reasonably and accurately predict how a dog will act based on breed. Are there exceptions? Of course. However, that is just what they are- exceptions. Different dog breeds have different traits and tendencies dependent on what they were selectively bred for.

2. "Chihuahuas are more aggressive."

This is just a disingenuous attempt to derail the conversation. Even if Chihuahuas are more aggressive, they don't/can't kill people. If Chihuahuas were as large as Pit Bulls, perhaps this would be a conversation worth having- seeing as this is not the case, there is no argument to be had here.
I try to emphasize that the issue with Pits is how many people and pets they kill. Pit Bulls are not just biting people- they are killing, severely maiming, and mauling people. There is a huge difference, and it is important to recognize many Pit fanatics will try to lump in all dog bites with the maulings Pit Bulls are responsible for. They are not the same. This is similar to the "Labs bite more" argument- again, we are not just talking about bites. Keep the discussion focused on severe maulings, maimings, and deaths, because that is what BSL targets.
From 1982-2020 no Chihuahua has ever killed anyone. This source breaks down attacks by breed, child or adult victim, and death or maiming.

3. "There's no such thing as a Pit Bull." and "Pit Bulls can't be identified."

A good way to avoid even getting to this apologist bingo point is by using the phrasing "Pit Bull type dogs" as opposed to Pit Bulls. However, you can also just explain that "Pit Bull" is an umbrella term for four closely related dog breeds- the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bully. The American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are actually so similar they can be dual registered as an AmStaff with the AKC and a APBT with the UKC. Until recently, most dog DNA tests would not even separate AmStaff from APBT due to the extreme similarities. This is also just another deflection technique- everyone knows what someone means by "Pit Bull" just as everyone knows what someone means by "Golden Retriever." This is what "pit bull" means legally.
Now, because "Pit Bull" does refer to 4 dog breeds rather than one, Pit apologists will often cry "well of course 4 dog breeds will kill more people!" but keep in mind that these 4 dog breeds have killed more people than 300+ other dog breeds combined. The Pit Bull umbrella kills more people than every other group or type of dogs and more than every other dog breed combined.
Regarding Pit Bulls being unidentifiable:
Pit Bulls have just as many obvious identifying characteristics as other dog breeds. There is no reason to believe Pit Bulls suffer from misidentification more than other dog breeds. There is reason to believe Pit Bulls are intentionally mislabeled as other breeds when in shelters, however. In addition, when discussing fatal Pit Bull attacks specifically, more often than not there are photos of the Pit Bulls involved so anyone can verify for themselves if they were Pit Bull type dogs. Genetic testing is not required for breed identification- anyone who argues this is being disingenuous. Another point is that we are constantly inundated with Pro-Pit propaganda; there is simply no way we can have Pixar shorts such as Kitbull and a new Dodo video every week about Pit Bulls and still be expected to believe the average person cannot visually identify a Pit Bull.

4. Pits are no more dangerous than other dogs.

The statistics also support our side here- Pit Bulls have killed more people than all other dog breeds combined. Pit Bulls are not the largest, nor the strongest dogs out there. They do not have the strongest bite force. They are more deadly than other dog breeds because humans selectively bred them to be as deadly as possible. They are deadly due to the nature of their attacks and the behavioral traits they display when attacking such as gameness and a bite style mentioned in some of these studies, along with their physical traits.

5. "It used to be Dobermans, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds that people wanted to ban!"

Pit Bulls have killed more people than those three breeds ever did, even at the height of their popularity, even combined. There is also no evidence supporting this claim, and in fact, quite a lot of evidence showing it's completely false.
It is important to note as well that none of these breeds have an entire lobby supporting them. They do not have communities dedicated to attack victim harassment, misinformation, and lies, unlike the Pit Bull has. Something interesting to consider is the bias online when looking at these breeds and other restricted breeds vs pages about Pit Bulls. Wikipedia in particular is very obviously being manipulated by Pit Bull fanatics.
None of this manipulation is occurring on the pages for Dobermans, Rottweilers, or German Shepherds. These three breeds never reached anywhere close to the level of suffering and carnage Pit Bulls are responsible for. There has never been a concerted effort to ban these breeds, although some are targeted by apartment restrictions due to insurance issues. There is also no lobby supporting the misinformation and misrepresentation of these breeds.

6. "Dogsbite.org is biased and unreliable."

Dogsbite is completely open and transparent about their data collection strategies. They provide identification photographs and have all of their citations publicly listed. Citations and Photographs
Here is a challenge I like to give to people who claim Dogsbite is unreliable, although I have yet to receive a legitimate response:
Have you actually looked into dogsbite.org yourself? You do know that dogsbite tracks every fatal dog attack, regardless if it's a Pit or not? It appears anti-Pit because most fatal dog attacks are done by Pits. They're not only posting Pit attacks- there are just so many more fatal Pit attacks than other breeds it appears they are.
Here's a proposal for you:
Go to 2020 and late 2019, a time frame for which news reports are still abundantly available all over the internet, and fact-check ANY FOUR DOG-BITE FATALITIES OF YOUR CHOOSING, two where the killer dogs are said to be pit/mixes, and two cases where the killer dogs are not said to be pit/mixes:
  1. Did DogsBite accurately name the person killed?
  2. Did DogsBite accurately summarize the circumstances in which the person was killed?
  3. Did DogsBite accurately identify the breed(s) of the killer dog(s)?
  4. Did DogsBite provide a photo or photos of the killer dog(s) so you can judge for yourself what type of dog(s) you think did the killing?
DogsBite and Wikipedia both provide links to news stories about these fatal attacks. If you don't want to use the news links provided by DogsBite, then use the ones on Wikipedia that cover the same stories. DogsBite also provides links to autopsy reports, police reports and 911 calls, so you can compare these primary sources with the summaries on the DogsBite page and assess whether those summaries are accurate.

7. "Human aggressive Pit Bulls were culled!"

This is a myth. While human aggression was not something that was typically selectively bred for it is a myth that most human aggressive Pits were culled. That was not the case, and it still is not the case today. One look at shelter descriptions of Pits with bite histories and severe aggression issues shows these dogs are not being euthanized, and there are several instances of Pit Bulls who have killed people being bred.
There's no evidence whatsoever that dog fighters routinely destroyed human-aggressive dogs and refused to breed them. u/NorthTwoZero wrote at length about why it's a myth here, and this blogger put together a documented list of famously human-aggressive fighting dogs who not only weren't "culled" but were bred so often that they produced over 1,200 known, registered offspring:
"The man-biters were culled and the pit bulls were not bred for human aggression myths were created from thin air, complete fabrications. There is not a sliver of truth in the myth that dogmen culled man-biters. Not only weren't human aggressive pit fighters NOT culled, but a talented man-biter was heavily bred, his stud services were in high demand and the stud fees commanded a premium. The progeny of man-biters are still sought out long after he or she has passed away. This Italian game-dog website lists their choice for the Best Ever fighting dogs, three of the five are known man-biters and the other two trace their origins to the others on their "Best" list. Some famous man-biters have their own facebook fan pages. If you happen to be a 10x winner with 3 kills and scratching on the carcass, people tend to overlook a little thing like the danger she poses to people and she is also likely to be nominated for the cover of this month's International Sporting Dog Journal. Some famous man-biters not only have a facebook fan page, they have their own promotional merchandise too."

8. "Pit Bulls were nanny dogs!" or "Pit Bulls were America's dog!"

First, I usually ask questions that demonstrate out how absurd that claim is. What is a nanny dog? What duties does a nanny dog perform? Why would a dog type be called a "Pit Bull" if it nannied? Where does the name "Pit Bull" come from? Why is it necessary for Pits to have such large, gaping mouths and extremely muscular bodies if they were nannies? Then here is some actual info:
The first appearance of the term "Nanny Dog" dates from a 1971 NYT interview with the then president of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America, Lillian Rant, who called Staffordshire Bull Terriers "nursemaid dogs" for no apparent reason (other than to attempt to re-brand fighting dogs as family pets).
BAD RAP shared a link.
It's Dog Bite Prevention Week. Did you know that there was never such thing as a 'Nanny's Dog'? This term was a recent invention created to describe the myriad of vintage photos of children enjoying their family pit bulls (see link for details about vintage photos). While the intention behind the term was innocent, using it may mislead parents into being careless with their children around their family dog - A recipe for dog bites!
Regarding Pits being "America's dog": Bronwen Dickey (author of incredibly biased and unscientific book "Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon") and other pit bull advocates argue that pit bulls were historically beloved in the U.S. until the dogs became associated with urban people of color in the 1970s, so Pit Bull stigma is really about being racist toward black and brown people.
But pit bulls were not historically beloved in the U.S. nor were they popularly regarded as a positive symbol of plucky can-do spirit. Joseph Colby, in his lifetime one of the world's leading authorities on the Pit Bull Terrier, wrote in 1936 that "The general public is under the impression that this breed is carnivorous, vicious, and, fed on a diet of raw meat, will devour a human being" and "When the pit bull terrier was introduced into America, he was more commonly found to be owned by prize fighters, saloon keepers and habitues, sporting men and the like. From the start the breed earned an unjust reputation due to his fighting ability and the character of the owner. To this day he is still trying to live down an unjust and undeserved reputation."
Sometimes Pit people will randomly mention how Sergeant Stubby, a decorated war hero dog, was a Pit Bull. He was not. Primary (contemporary) sources most often describe Stubby as a Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix (this breed was sometimes called the Boston Bulldog). He is sometimes said to be a Bull Terrier (the egghead dogs) mix but he obviously resembles a Boston Terrier significantly more than a Bull Terrier. Stubby is never said to be a Pit Bull in primary sources.

9. "Pit Bulls scored 2nd highest on temperament tests and better than most family dog breeds!"

This is always referring to the ATTS, or the American Temperament Testing Society. It is refuted thoroughly in the BanPitBulls FAQ, but this is what I usually say as well:
The test was developed to test working dogs, specifically dogs meant for schutzhund work. It has never been, nor ever purported to be about testing companion animals or a breed's suitability as family pets. Scoring actually favors dogs that bite, in some cases. Breed specific temperament, aggression, and each dog's training is taken into account when scoring. This means that if a relatively untrained Lab bites a "threatening stranger" it will score far lower than a German Shepherd that bites a "threatening stranger."
According to the ATTS itself, "95% of dogs who fail do so because they lack confidence" NOT because they bite. Dogs that exhibit avoidance behaviors will fail. Dogs that bite do not automatically fail.
The ATTS also states that comparing scores with other dogs means nothing- the pass/fail rates cannot be compared. Different dog breeds that behave the same exact way on the test will get hugely different scores due to the fact they take inherent breed tendencies into consideration.
The test is not designed to test for breed aggression, according to the ATTS website. It is more of a test of bravery for individual dogs. Timid dogs will always fail. Dogs that bite will not always fail.
If anything, you could argue that the reason Pits have a high passing rate is because they bite or show aggression, although that is speculation and not proven. Either way though- the test does not test breed aggression, passing rates cannot be compared, and the test absolutely does not test for suitability as a family pet.
More info here: What the ATTS is really showing.
It is also worth mentioning that the only dogs that participate in the ATTS testing are dogs brought in by their owners- it is not a random sample or scientific study of any kind. Considering the evidence showing the existence of an actual Pit Bull lobby, it would not be a reach to say these results have been intentionally manipulated (if they did even matter, which they don't).
Also, a controlled temperament test found that 13 percent, or one out of seven, pit bulls tried to bite or attack during a one hour test simulating a neighborhood walk. One out of seven pit bulls tried to bite in the span of just one hour compared to only one out of 70 golden retrievers. Note that this study was funded and authored by anti-breed ban activists: They found "no significant difference" between breeds when the definition of aggression was watered down to include even whining or crying. But pay close attention to Table 5 on page 138: out of all the breeds tested, pit bulls were markedly the worst when it came to the percentage of dogs that reached a more serious level of aggression.

10. "It's racism for dogs!"

Humans are not dogs, and dog breeds are not analogous to human races.
In addition, one cannot compare a race of people to a breed of dogs for a multitude of reasons. Dog breeds were selectively, intentionally bred for specific characteristics and traits by human beings. Humans created dog breeds based on what physical and behavioral traits we wanted them to have. (Spaniels for flushing, retrievers for fetching prey/birds without damage, livestock guardian dogs such as Great Pyrenees for protecting livestock, Huskies for endurance and energy, Pointers for pointing, etc. Different dog breeds have different behavioral tendencies because humans selectively bred them to have those tendencies). Dogs also do not suffer from cultural differences, institutionalized racism, or socioeconomic disparities. Humans are also not as heavily influenced by our instincts as dogs are. Dogs behave based on their instincts and training. Humans behave mainly on their "training." Humans also have far more complex thought processes and the ability to make complex decisions. Dogs do not. You could go on and on but that is the basic overview there- dogs were selectively bred and rely mainly on their instincts. Humans were not selectively bred and are capable of making complex and rational decisions.
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2020.09.14 19:22 urpresidentisracist "Best Friend" the long story no one asked for....

Me and my friend became friends because we are both dating brothers. We are both the same age and have many of the same interests so we kicked it off and became very close. I don't really know how to keep this short, but i'll try my best. Basically, she comes off as the Alpha... with anyone. She knows everything, anything you talk about she has a story for it too. She also talks shit about everyone she's friends with, but knowing I am her BFF, I really can't complain. If you trust someone enough to call them your besty, you should be able to talk to them about anything. I also have always felt intimidated by her because she always comes off as right.. is friends with everyone, and I am quiet, reserved, and not for everyone...
We are both very emotional people. I am more sensitive/insecure. She is more outspoken/judgemental. We've gotten into tiny arguments before (like maybe 1-2 fights over the past years we've been friends), and she would end up saying she will try to bite her tongue knowing how sensitive I am. She will be careful with what she says around me. To be honest I don't even remember what they were about. the point is...I don't feel like our friendship is genuine anymore and I have felt that for over a year now.
I know she has a lot of friends (that I am/was mutual with), and I don't. I often wonder if my negative thoughts on all of this is because of that. Which the answer is yes, but I am in a dilemma. She has spent years talking trash about them and like I am the best. I may give into it...that's what besties are for... but it ruined me - because now I just think she is always pissed at me about everything. I think I can read her mind now, I can read her attitude, and I think I can tell when the bad mood is coming. It's honestly gotten to be a lot. I have spent hours on reddit, google, trying to find similar stories- trying to relate - particularly in the past year or two.....
2020 has been a shitshow for a long list of reasons, but it started off being very unfair towards her, Anything that could go wrong, pretty much was going wrong. Last year my mom was diagnosed with cancer... the most wrong thing to ever happen in my life. Something I can't even talk about because I am deathly afraid.
Last year was also both of our 21st birthdays (me and my friend). Hers in June, Mine in December. Well she had a fit planning hers out and I assured her we were going to do whatever it is she wanted to do.. with or without our boys. She found a plan, and I notified my BF, without even asking if he was down.. we both said we're in and booked our flights. Within the same day of her crying over everyone being trash and hating her birthday already. She was happy we made the trip in May, and then it was horrible. She was always getting mad. It ended with her giving her boyfriend silent treatment, and pretty much was very awkward in the airport the 10-hr layover home. She gets mad and everyone can feel it - especially me. I feel like she is mad at me. So when we get home she makes a bday post with me saying I made her feel so special blabla. As you can imagine, my BF and her BF we're probably in their feelings like "we must've ruined her bday"...because that's really how she will make it seem!!! That pissed me off a lot honestly. We spent $1k for your birthday to travel somewhere...and you absolutely hated it. She hated it so much she said the 4 of us would never vacation again.... Well my big birthday was coming up in December. When that time came... the effort was so little - she wouldn't even get her BF to commit and said to plan anyway... money is involved in these big plans so why would I do that? Why can't they commit to my plans? I was so salty... still not over it...but I think me saying "forget it, we are just going to do our own thing - and can celebrate next time ur in town" was enough to just drop it. They came one weekend, took me to dinner. She also gifted me a $60 poster. It made me very salty... When you have an emotional person like her who is very judgmental about everyone, it's hard not to feel salty when she pulls some shit like that off for the "BIG BIRTHDAY".
Hope you're still with me...
So Jan 2020, we celebrate the balldrop at her boyfriend's electronic show (my BF's brother). And she randomly tells me my BF was yelling he makes more money than her! I said "what, where, when?". We were all drinking together, and prior to that she was already complaining that the guys (my BF and his friend) weren't by our side before her man's set. I could careless. We are all in a small venue it was literally fine... plus we were together. Why can't we just have fun? So I jet to find my boyfriend and scream for him to go back and apologize. He has no idea what I am saying and neither does our friends. So I said, "you had to do something because she is furious" and he then went to find her and apologize. The next day, still, none of us really know what happened. They stayed at our house and she was very quiet. He texted her when they left to apologize and talk about it, but she ignored him. He talked to his brother, and his brother didn't even get the full story. She dropped it becasue she didn't feel like talking about it. I am here to tell you - that cancelled me believing her. She isn't the type to let something so out of line drop like that. My bf even said his brother didn't believe her because there was nothing she said that genuinely would have led to that moment. She even talked to me about it the following week, and I asked "where was I when that happened - I would have screamed at him!", she said "dude u were right next to me". Now I am really in disbelief. I wasn't shitfaced - in fact I was the most sober. This was where I just really started having negative thoughts in my head. I noticed she could treat me anyway, and I could let her. I felt like everything was her call, her way, she is right etc. Then... COVID happens.
During the pandemic, she is also prepping for her cat to be put down. As you could imagine, that is the worst news of all. Then, everything else is happening to her. Her aunt might get deported, her family is moving out of state and selling their house, her sister who she's tight with is moving across the country with them... A cousin in the family just died a horrible death. The list goes on. I cried day after day because she would always be expressing sadness everywhere and I felt so helpless - especially with these tragic occurrences. I really started to lose myself. I was so careful with whatever I would say back to her because she was always the type to say to me "I hate everyone" and complain. I was always good at this.. and this year I am awful at it. I was drained and I couldn't talk to her without looking for advice on how to do so. Anything I would say to her after her cat died, would get an emoji heart, and nothing much more. She would respond "i'm dying I don't want to live" and I would say I would do anything for her. Then I started seeing her posts about it on social media - and everyone who responds she would say "i love you" or respond back thoroughly. My post to her would just get a like. The thing with my friend here is, I know she expects reactions out of people - or she expects people to get the hint that she isn't really fucking with them, their advice, or just not in the mood for them. I could see that happening to me. Over the internet. Everyone else getting the love back and me being the one she doesn't fuck with....
While attempting to not be the piece of shit she calls everyone, I started to lose focus on my mental health and the things that are going on my life. I couldn't bear to hear her complain about her parents moving when my parent was battling cancer. I couldn't handle any of it anymore. I didn't need her attention for my problems, but I needed to stop worrying every day if I was doing a good or bad job when communicating with her. We are long distance so that is how we do it. So one day - I literally just stopped checking in everyday. In fact, I went so long that it became too awkward to me to even pop in randomly and say "hey i know we havent talked in a while but how are you" - knowing her response would be i hate my life i want to die........ In between us not talking and our last text - I still wished her a happy birthday and made my annual BFF bday post for her... I think this time she just said thank you.. Mother's day came, she texted me "tell ur mom i said happy mothers day"... I showed it to my Mom, it made her happy and I responded thank you and that it made her day. Nothing came after that. I could just feel it. This was all forced.
Here is my own analysis, but I am asking the community to step in and help me in any way you can. I have concluded that we forced this Bestie-ship because we both are dating brothers. I cannot find it in me to reach out to her anymore. I do feel like a trash friend. I am sick of her making everything about her. She also has a way of talking about her family like they are the greatest on this planet, but then when she is around us she is so miserable and shows it. My boyfriend says the same. Whenever they come to visit, she is in a bad mood.. will even complain about the lighting in our house, how there's nothing to do... I am just sick of all this. Please help.
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2020.09.13 20:30 lalaloloha [H] HITMAN 2, XCOM 2, Golf with friends, Lethal League Blaze, My friend pedro, GRID Ultimate, Supraland, hellblade,Vampyr, Wargroove, Gang beasts, MANY MORE [W]Death Stranding/Deadly Premonition / Wishlist/Offers

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2020.09.13 09:40 user718116 Thoughts and discussion on hopelessness and hedonism in response to collapse (especially for "younger" people)

Disclaimer:
If you are interested only in a well resourced post or good article then I encourage you to skip this post. However if you do read it I encourage anyone to highly criticize this post and keep in mind I don’t claim to be right on all this but it is based on what I know(scientific) and a few assumptions. Also keep in mind I’m only turning 20 and I recognize I have had a very privileged life compared to most of the world and humans who have existed.
Introduction
I’ve been aware of the fact that human civilization is unsustainable for about half my life and that it will certainly collapse in my lifetime. My own predictions of when things get “really bad” is within the next 5-10 years.
Major way that this is different than other collapses and hardship
A few common comments I’ve seen relating to collapse which made me want to post this
These points are certainly true in many respects due to the number of conveniences such as “relatively easily” accessible food and water, the internet, medicine, etc life is much easier for certain people now than in the past. These points apply the most to “Developed” nations’ younger people since life is much harder in other places around the world. There are also many of the same factors causing our current collapse as there was for roman and bronze age such as corruption, environmental damage, conflict, etc .However one major aspect of our current collapse which I think is overlooked by these statements is that things are going to be worse than anything humanity has experienced in the past. Near term practical extinction (within my lifetime) is a very real (and likely) possibility. Some of the issues we are facing as a species include these and more:
Most of these problems don’t even have a viable solution and even if they did they wouldn’t be enacted due to reducing our standard of living to an extreme degree. They are all connected and will massively impact humanity globally but in particular climate change since it has so control over our existence on the planet. This issue will only get worse with time relative to humanity unless there is a massive amount of machines that can defy entropy and trap 30+ gigatonnes worth of carbon dioxide per year I’m unaware of. Even with those machines we would also need to still need to reduce emissions without using more energy, produce more food with fewer fossil fuel inputs, and also build and maintain an impossible number of “green” energy sources which are self sustaining (little input of fossil fuels necessary). We would still need to do more than all those things to stop collapse and even the “solutions” I’ve listed are impossible.
The unfortunate reality is that even if all that was possible (the implementation of possible solutions) the people with the most influence in our countries would likely not be for it since it would reduce their wealth and very likely be against their interests in the short term. Even if multiple miracles happened billions of people would have to die. I am all for women’s education, access to contraceptives, and the right for someone to commit suicide and I think that we should try to make these things possible. However I would rather we go extinct than resort to genocide on a level which would make the holocaust seem rather tame. Though I think the genocide will occur anyway sadly. While this might seem stupid to many who value humanity but I’d rather we die off then allow the ones who exploited and did the most damage to the ecosystem to survive(myself included in that group though I’d of course die much sooner than more wealthy people). Just wanted to state that question since it comes up.
Note: While I am not a fan of capitalism I think it’s an issue inherent to large groups of “organized” humans that there is almost always this power dynamic where the few exert and maintain control of the many.
Common response from younger generations to previous generations
There is a sort of bitterness that may develop when looking back to previous generations that comment and think, “Hey your life was easy I had to deal with this too I’m just a bit older than you there were these issues before as well.” There are obvious thoughts to be had by anyone younger is that the older generations should have done a lot more and that they have fucked younger people over. I think this is very unfair due to the fact that collapse was even more fringe back then and people have spent lifetimes dedicated to just a single issue without improvement.
Why is collapse bad
This should be fairly obvious at this point but if there is anyone who thinks otherwise I just want to make this as clear as possible. Collapse is not fun for the majority of people and will not be the chance for a new revolution. Collapse will be misery and death. It is the biosphere dying due to climate change and our own actions killing everything else left. It is mass migration of people to other parts of the world or just mass death as areas become completely uninhabitable. It is an unimaginable number of people dying of starvation worldwide. It is violent conflicts over resources between nations killing civilians. If my timescale is off then it will just be more of a prolonged process (20 years?). If it isn’t it will be a lot of people starving to death in a short span of time. Pretty much all we can do is watch for these horrible things to get even worse without any chance of any improvement outside our own groups. Perhaps you don’t care about poor people or people that look differently than you dying so collapse doesn’t sound too bad. Make no mistake you are already affected and it will only get worse. Even if you are that one person who has found the perfect town, lots of money, and doesn’t watch the news you will be affected somehow.
Perhaps you don’t care about yourself and want death. Do you know anybody who you actually like and care about? This is the aspect that bugs me still if any of it does since I have much less worry for the pain and death I’ll experience than others I care about. It’s rather natural to worry about oneself first but really just recognizing that you will have to watch as people you love suffer through all of it. If you don’t care about anybody at all then maybe this doesn’t apply to you or it’s possible your reaction is how you are protecting yourself. Only you will know.
However you might just hate all of humanity (civilization) and just can’t wait for it to go due to all the terrible things we have done and do collectively. Examples include slavery(including today), genocide, destruction of nature, selfishness, war, etc. My response? While I don’t enjoy all of the pain and death that others will endure I can’t honestly say that I can blame you for feeling this way. If you have seen and know a lot then it’s a rather normal conclusion to come to especially if you enjoy the end of civilization that has killed most of the life on the planet and potentially ourselves. I wish that if you feel this way then just acknowledge it will come for you as well. If you are in this group then you might not think collapse is so bad and if so enjoy it I guess. Just to clarify though if you enjoy the suffering of others and especially those that have no other options (extreme poverty) then I don’t know what to say.
Reaction
Prepping
Every year these problems I’ve listed and more only get worse and not to be funny but they do so faster than expected. I acknowledge that my own timeline for collapse may very well be wrong but collapse within what would be my own possible lifetime (Not guaranteed any number of years alive) I am far more certain of. So what is a young person to do about it? Prepping and building a community is certainly one that makes sense to survive for longer but one would need a decent amount of capital (land) which would have to be acquired likely through employment. If you are older you may have had more saving or a decent job to be able to afford the skills. If you want a “good” job you likely need some sort of post-secondary education which also requires capital putting off savings that would otherwise be needed for preps. There are also of course skills you would have to learn but that knowledge is often cheaper to acquire than the resources.
Though you also have to account for the fact that since we are facing the collapse of the biosphere your location can be made non-viable due to uncontrollable factors that you couldn’t account for. This lifestyle can also be very costly in terms of time and way of life. Additionally assuming your prepping extends one’s life for a long period of time does one really want to survive in a post collapse world? It will be nothing like what they have known for a good portion of their life and also filled with death, destruction, and the worst things humanity is capable of. However keep in mind that I’m almost certain there is a good chance many of the posters on this sub are having extreme difficulty just making ends meet so this path is even more difficult.
Coping
Regardless of whether or not one wants to dedicate his life to prepping and community he will have to find some way to manage his feelings. Death is inevitable regardless and could happen before then so confronting his feelings on death is helpful anyway. The combination of the inevitability of death and collapse certainly is overwhelming since one has to come to terms with death and recognize that you won’t have the life you thought you had a possibility of. While nothing is promised in life many of us were certainly lied to growing up or at least were misled about how the present is and how the future will be. Not only does one have to confront death and what it means to them but they also have to face the fact that they are an active contributor to collapse regardless of what they do. Most of us have to spend a good amount of our remaining time to work jobs we hate while knowing we are killing the planet and there isn’t much of a future to work for. Since many dislike the fact that you need money to survive but his work is also very dehumanizing and degrading this can possibly worsen already bad feelings. It is easy to be overwhelmed by despair at this point. Collapse is happening, getting worse and is inevitable. At this point really try to get all the help and community you can get to make your life better since this is a dark place.
While I personally am not for it I really get why someone (especially younger people) would just pursue whatever they want and consume. That’s a lot to deal with. I know that I’m likely going to be told that, “Yeah easy to say privileged kid that exploits poor people and other countries.” You know what? That’s valid. Do what you find meaningful or just whatever you want that doesn’t hurt people. Regardless of what you do it’s all going to go down anyway. The other very difficult thing to get over is people who have kids. This is a difficult subject and even disregarding collapse it is still troublesome. One reason for people to still have children is ignorance, for someone unaware of collapse, since not all parents are up to date on the new faster than expected climate change positive feedback loop. Another is that people who have kids might love their kids but had them before they were collapse aware. The third situation is based on your own morals whether or not you think that it’s “bad” someone collapse aware has children. I have a strong opinion but it’s really up to your morals. I’m certainly not going to if I can help it whatsoever. Also keep in mind everything is worse the later you are born since you miss out the advantages of society and instead experience even more of the horrendous consequences.
I don’t think that doing “good” things are worthless as long as you enjoy it really. Just be aware of the reality (or just say how wrong I am). I we should try to do things that may make things less terrible in terms of government and people but I have no faith whatsoever in making effective change outside of your own circle or people you encounter. Then again it’s opinion.
TLDR: Conclusion
Keep in mind I don't not claim to be an expert this is just based off of what I understand and have read!
It is rather hopeless. In my view post collapse living, if it is possible, will be far far worse than anybody expects and there will be no rebuilding whatsoever we are going to go extinct on earth. Even worse is that there is really nothing anyone or even everyone working together could do to prevent it. People (young people in particular) who know enough about it really have every reason to just pursue whatever they want while they are still able to. It is too late for most of the worst things to be averted. What do you think?
If you read the whole thing and thought it was terrible or redundant then my apologies. Feel free to rip me to shreds in comments, downvote, and or report if you feel necessary. I’ll try to reply as much as I can. Also just wanted to say thanks for all the longtime posters and mods since I’ve been a lurker for a number of years and this sub really helped me when I was at my lowest.
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2020.09.12 23:31 nicnoc246 The Habitsville Planetarium Presents: A Night Amongst The Stars

"The Habitsville Planetarium WILL change your life"
At least, that’s what the latest Yelp review says. There’s a 5-star rating (pun not intended, just unavoidable), but not a single word in the space for a description. It is, surprisingly, the only available review for the facility.
I’m not looking into the Planetarium because I’m bored, or want to know more about space, or because I'm looking for a cliché first date spot.
My sudden interest in with my town’s Planetarium is rooted in a phenomenon that I’ve been tracking for the past three months or so: Ever since the Habitsville Planetarium’s Grand Reopening six months ago, the population of Habitsville has decreased by one, every month, every second Friday at 7pm.
I know, it may not seem like a lot. 1 person dead or gone a month could be considered low for a big city. But Habitsville is a tiny town, where everyone’s known everyone since they were born, and no one ever leaves. Since I’m not on a big story at the moment, I think this newfound trend requires my attention.
The Planetarium, up until six months ago, had been closed to the public for as long as I’ve been alive. But after recently acquiring some new funding—anonymous funding, as far as I can tell—they are now able to reopen to the public.
And every second Friday night since, at 7pm, I’ve seen it—the count on the Town of Habitsville’s official website, right under ‘Population’, ticks down by 1.
I won’t begin to go into the details of my journey to find the human being that actually updates our town’s website—it involved an incredibly long and perilous internet search, a day spent wandering around town, and eventually a fake address that led to an abandoned warehouse.
But I know it’s not a glitch in the system. People that I’ve known all my life, constants in my day-to-day, are just gone. Another one of my coworkers at the paper. My favorite waitress at the best restaurant in town. A guy I went to high school with. They’ve all disappeared, one a month for the past six months.
And what do they all have in common?
They all purchased tickets to The Habitsville Planetarium, for the highly advertised Friday Night Special: A Night Amongst The Stars.

So there I was, the second Friday of the month, at 7pm, sitting amongst the crowd in the darkened Planetarium.
I was nervous, to be sure. Although I knew it didn’t make much sense, and it was more of a hunch than any sort of hard evidence, there was still something frightening about being in the same place as the six people who have seemingly vanished off of the face of the Earth.
There was a large crowd, which wasn’t totally unexpected—there are limited things to do in our small town, so people will take what they can get on a Friday night. It had tiered seating, and dimmed lights on the walls.
The main difference was the screen—it was magnificent. Rather than a flat display directly in front, it was a huge glass surface that stretched from the floor in the very front, over the heads of the audience to the back. It was curved at the edges, and reflected the little light in the room. It must have had some sort of glass coating over it, like a television screen.
There was a family seated in front of me, a husband, wife, and two children. The kids were already impatient with their outing, and were bickering and smacking at each other, as each parent tried their best to pretend it wasn’t happening. When the boy let out a particularly loud squeal, the father snapped.
“Jamie, cut it out, now,” he said gruffly, grabbing the small boy’s wrist and pushing his arm roughly back towards himself. I winced. I had seen this sort of parent before. Both children settled, the boy rubbing his wrist gingerly and giving his father a reproachful look.
“Tim, don’t be so rough with him,” the mother said, though her voice wasn’t exactly forceful.
“These kids act like animals,” Tim muttered. He looked impatiently around the room. “When is this thing going to start anyway? I already have to take a leak.”
The woman sighed. “Be patient hun, I’m sure things are going to start up soon.”
The man sat lower in his chair for a second. A few moments passed in silence, then the kids started tentatively playing again. When one smacked the other a little too hard, causing their sibling to let out a loud wail, the father stood up. “That’s it. I’m going to the bathroom.” Then, he walked out of the theater, leaving his wife to comfort his two small children.
To be honest, I too was thinking about going to the bathroom before the show started. But, not wanting to run into Tim, I decided to stay put.
It was a good thing I did, because a few moments after he left, a voice spoke through the speakers surrounding the audience. “Good evening. The Habitsville Planetarium’s very special event, A Night Amongst the Stars, is about to begin. Please, silence your cellphones, sit back, and enjoy.” There was a sound when the intercom turned off—a weird gust of air. But I didn’t pay it any mind, thinking it just the announcer’s breath against a hot mic.
I did as I was told, and soon, the lights began to dim even lower. It was completely black above us, and a hush quickly fell over the crowd. I looked up to that great impressive screen before us, but for a while, nothing showed up.

Then, something odd happened.

There was a moment, only a second or so, where the entire room felt strange.

It was like that sensation as you’re drifting off to sleep, where your mind begins to travel into dream-like, illogical thoughts. Until, suddenly, you’re jerked awake, with a confused mind and a pounding heart.
I looked around, trying to see if anyone had just felt what I had.
But then, the screen turned on, and my attention was turned elsewhere.
It was beautiful. The view was, quite literally, out of this world. It was different from the common way we view space—flat, lifeless, a black background dotted with spots of white. There was so much depth to it. The sense of eternity, of true infinity, is usually so out of reach to humanity. And yet, here it was, displayed before a crowd for a small fee of ten bucks per head.
Even the children in front of me had calmed down, their tiny heads tilted upwards, eyes reflecting the swirling designs of stars and dust that now filled their view.
A calming, female voice reverberated overhead:
Welcome, citizens of Habitsville, to the Kuiper Belt. Located just outside the orbit of Neptune, this collection of icy asteroids is thought to be remnants leftover from the very creation of the solar system.
As the voice spoke, the view on the screen drifted lazily through the pieces of rock and particles that floated by weightlessly. Then, the camera tilted slightly. It was strange—it was as though I could feel the tilt, deep in my stomach. Like watching a video from the point of view of someone on a roller coaster, our bodies experience phantom sensations based on what we’re looking at. That’s what this was.
Right?

Coming into view now is the dwarf planet, Haumea.

There, on the horizon, was an entire planet.
It was oddly shaped, not like the usual planets you see in photographs, or in sci-fi movies. It was unusually flat, like it had once been a sphere, until some giant hand came and smashed a fist down on top of it.
Little is known about Haumea. What we do know is that it has an unusually elongated shape. It has two moons, and an incredibly short day of a mere four hours. It is the fastest-spinning large object in the solar system.
If you look closely, you might be able to see the thin ring of debris that orbits the planet.
Once she mentioned it, I could see. It was a wide circle around this huge rock, which was spinning so fast I could actually see the movement. The bits and pieces in the ring weren’t slow, either—the entire entity had the feeling that it was whizzing by, vibrating with some unseen energy.
As we crept closer, I felt something strange.
There was this deep rumbling. At first, I thought it was the air conditioning in the Planetarium. But, as the film grew nearer to the planet, it grew stronger. I could feel it, through my feet on the ground, and my back against the seat.
And then, I heard it.
SCRAPE
The audience’s heads turned to the right of the theater. There had been a distinctive sound this time. A sharp scrape, coming from the wall.
“What was that Mommy?” the small boy in front of me asked his mother.
“Nothing, sweetheart,” she said, though her face was lined with worry.
Because of Haumea’s distance from the sun, it has a temperature of negative 241 degrees Celsius, or negative 402 degrees Fahrenheit.
As the video passed through the last of the rocks that made up the ring, the rumbling I had felt deepened. It now reverberated in the hollow of my chest, and I could even feel it in my teeth. Then—
SCRAPE
We all turned our heads to the left this time, as the squealing sound of metal being bent resounded from the other side of the theater. The children had shrunk down in their seats now, obviously frightened, but this time, their mother offered no words of consolation.

Since Haumea’s discovery in 2004, there has been no sign of life on the planet’s surface.
Until, around two years ago.

SCRAPE

The sound came from behind us now. We all twisted around to face the back, but only saw the back of the Planetarium. My hands were shaking now, both from the heavy rumbling that now made it difficult to hear the voice over the speakers, and from my own fear.
Then, I saw something.
It was a large, black shape, that traveled from the top of the screen overhead to the bottom at the very front. It was so quick, it could have been a flicker of the film. But it didn’t take up the whole space, and when it reached the front, we heard it again, right there at the start of the theater.
SCRAPE

The following presentation is rated R. View discretion is advised.

We turned back around, our attention turned to the sights in front of us.
I heard that sound again. Not the scraping, or the rumbling. That suctioning I heard at the very beginning, right after the speaker announced the start of the show.
Then, the woman in front of me screamed.
Soon I saw him too. There, floating up and outward from somewhere behind the camera, arms and legs floating gracefully around him like the tendrils of a jellyfish, was Tim.
His body was limp and blue, and as he made his way closer to the screen, I could see he had a layer of frost and ice over his skin. He came so near the surface of the glass that I thought he might go off camera—

But then, he pressed up against it.

We could see him, sliding cold and hard against the curved glass, like a bug caught on a windshield. His face was pressed against it now, his nose turning black at the end. A bit more pressure, and then the tip merely broke off, floating back behind his body and joining the ring that danced around Haumea.
The children and their mother were dumbstruck.
“Daddy?” the small boy asked in a quiet voice.
Then, the shape came again. So fast and dark that I couldn’t truly see it.
I could, however, make out two distinct things:
One, a long, scaled tail that dragged across the Planetarium’s surface with a terrible scrape.
Two, the wet, gaping mouth that spread wide and swallowed Tim whole.

Then, as quickly as it had come, it was gone.

The voice overhead spoke again, politely and calmly:
That concludes the Habitsville Planetarium’s Friday Night Special, A Night Amongst the Stars. Please, remain seated until the lights come back on in the theater, and we have made our descent.
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2020.09.12 22:19 OfficiallyRelevant An open letter to Chris Roberts and his bullshit.

As you all know, Chris Roberts has made his Great Return to the internet after a long time of silence. The main sub is currently jizzing themselves and absolving CIG of all problems they currently have. Now that their lord and savior has returned (after seeing the collective praise on the main sub I do mean this literally) it seems that all is forgiven. Absolutely pathetic.
If you want to encourage me or other developers to answer questions then it helps to not turn around and question people's professionalism or make sweeping statements. If someone did that to you in your job I am sure it would be irritating. I have a thicker skin than most of the developers at CIG, and realize that not everyone is speaking in their first language or realizes how they phrased things may not have been the best, but in general it is best to approach things with constructive criticism, leaving the ad hominems out.
Constructive criticism? When the fuck HAVE YOU EVER allowed genuine constructive criticism on Spectrum? You have your wannabe lords moderating it like children who can't handle civil discourse. You think someone criticizing your shit show of a project is an ad hominem.
Your professionalism WILL BE and DESERVES TO BE QUESTIONED when you take over $300,000,000 in crowd funds and spend 8 years OUTRIGHT FUCKING LYING to your backers about the state of the project. You LIED about 2014's release date from the GET-GO. You have LIED about the state of Squadron 42 FOR THE BETTER PART OF A DECADE AND CONTINUE TO DO SO TODAY.
Where is the SQ42 video you promised Chris? It's nothing but b-roll footage. Since then, you've pumped out plenty of garbage ISCs in the meantime, yet somehow the video wasn't "up to your standards?" Fuck off. If that's really the case then SQ42 must be in dire straits indeed.
When you publicly claim you're going to do something then don't you WILL BE CRITICIZED. Right now all I see is a fucking child trying to act like his professionalism is above criticism and desperately trying to absolve himself.
You wouldn't be putting this much time into something if you didn't care, so why put energy into posting something that a developer will dismiss because it feels like an attack?
Lol, this coming from the guy claiming he has thick skin. Again, look at how you moderate your own fucking forums before claiming that everything is an attack on you. Get over yourself.
I can tell you that being considerate of someone and treating them with respect will get you much further than than being dismissive.
I'm sorry, what have you accomplished in the last 9 years that I should hold you with such high regard because I'm drawing a blank. You deserve fuckall in terms of respect. You've spent 8 years and an absurd amount of money on a project and shit out a barely playable pre-alpha tech demo.
The development team reads these forums and other places like reddit, and the community's feedback really helps, but the feedback that gets actioned on, that gets passed around internally and is discussed is the constructive type, not the overly negative type. Just saying something sucks isn't helpful.
Oh we know you do, Chris. Considering someone in this sub was joking about how you should make a roadmap to a roadmap and you apparently decided to take it to heart.
My biggest disappointment with modern internet discourse is that there's a significant amount of cynicism, especially in forum or reddit debates, and a portion of people assume the worst.
Tell us WHY WE SHOULDN'T Chris. I feel like I'm running in circles reading your wall of crap, but again, you've spent the last 9 years talking straight out of your ass about Fart Citizen. You've claimed it had more content than AAA games. You've made your fans ignorantly believe you're pushing the envelope with a bartender that has been so abused at his job that he stares at the drink he should be pouring like he's having flashbacks from 'Nam.
Assuming the worst is the most logical decision here. You promised more than the moon with this project and have delivered almost nothing in the grand scheme of things 9 years later when you claimed it would originally take two. And yes, we are well aware that you decided to increase the scope just because a minority of backers voted in favor of it...
If a feature is missing, late or buggy it's because the company or the developer lied and or / is incompetent as opposed to the fact that it just took longer and had more problems than the team thought it would when they originally set out to build it.
AND HERE IT IS. This is you, Chris, a manchild who can't own up to the fact he is in over his head. I take it we can presume that you are admitting you were full of fucking shit in your original kickstarter then? Because you haven't even completed the original scope with a budget and time that is way more than your original calculations.
And you know what that's called, Chris? It's called INCOMPETENCE, period.
Developers by their very nature are optimistic. You have to be to build things that haven't ever been built before.
Oh for fuck's sake... this is what we mean by TALKING OUT OF YOUR ASS. You haven't accomplished ANYTHING you twat, yet have the audacity to say this utter horseshit. There is nothing in your tech demo that should lead anyone with common sense to believe that you can actually achieve what you've claimed you are going to do. Ambition is cheap and it's clear you do not have the skills to pull it off.
Otherwise the sheer weight of what is needed to be done can crush you. But being optimistic or not foreseeing issues isn't the same as lying or deliberately misleading people.
HAHAHAHAHAHA, you're really desperate aren't ya? Okay then, Chris, I must ask the question again: WHERE IS THE SQ42 VIDEO? Or how about when you claimed FIVE YEARS AGO that backers would have everything they originally pledged for and more? There is an ENTIRE ALBUM full of your lies.
Truth is, Chris, even if you didn't start out intentionally misleading people, you have mislead people for years regarding the state of the project and we aren't going to let you back your ass out of this now and act like you're some kind of genius inventing new tech.
Everyone at CIG is incredibly passionate about making Star Citizen the most immersive massively multiplayer first person universe sandbox, and everyone works very hard to deliver that.
Dude, you struggle to handle even 50 players on a server. Think of all the shit you want to add to the game: planets filled with life, "true to life AI" (see bartender for an example of what CIG's version of this is), and a lot more. YOU WILL NEVER ACCOMPLISH THIS, period. The writing is on the walls. In the next decade or two there will be games that destroy yours. And backers WILL BE LUCKY to have a beta with everything you've planned by 2030. That's the hard truth, Chris.
If we could deliver harder, faster, better we would. We get just as frustrated with the time things take. We practice bottom up task estimation where the team implementing the feature breaks it down and gives their estimates of how long it will take them. Management doesn't dictate timelines, we just set priorities for the teams as there are always a lot more things to do at any one time than we have people to do them.
Maybe you should've been a competent project leader and stopped adding things to a scope that was already ridiculously huge. By the way, how's staggered development going? I hear that was supposed to help a lot, but so far, haven't seen that as being the case.
We are constantly reviewing and trying to improve our AGILE development process and how we estimate sprints. As the code, feature and content base grows there is more maintenance and support needed for the existing features and content, which can eat into the time a team has for new feature development, meaning you always have the push and pull of current quality of life in a release versus delivering new features and content.
And this is why you WILL NEVER release this project in any meaningful time frame.
We have also decided we wanted to invest more time into the quality of life, performance and stability in Star Citizen as it is actively played every day by tens of thousands of people; on normal days we have an average of over 30,000 different people playing and at the peak during events this year we've hit 100,000 unique accounts playing in one day which is pretty impressive for a game in an early Alpha state. We are on track to have over one million unique players this year. Star Citizen already has the main gameloops of a space sim; cargo hauling, commodity trading, mercenary, pirate, bounty hunting and mining. Just spending time refining and finishing out these would make Star Citizen with all it's detail and fidelity more engrossing than any "finished" space sim you can play today.​​
TALKING OUT OF YOUR FUCKING ASS, CHRIS. Holy fucking shit dude, learn some tact. This is why your professionalism gets criticized. Your gameplay loops are fucking shit. Your AI is shit. We have no reason to believe that they will get better anytime soon.
Switching the roadmap format was something that I made a priority for us at the start of the year when it was clear that the current roadmap format wasn't helping, especially as the teams really didn't want to commit until absolutely definitely their feature would make it, which you'll normally only know about six weeks before release, due to the vitriol they would see when a task was pushed back, despite our best efforts to get everyone that looks at the current Road Map to read and acknowledge the caveats ( https://robertsspaceindustries.com/roadmap/board/1-Star-Citizen/info ) which explicitly say some of the tasks are likely to slip.
We know about the caveats. EVERYONE DOES. The problem is when roadmaps are constantly gutted it shows just how piss poor of a job you are doing.
I can promise you the gameplay I described is not a pipe dream, nor will it take 10 to 20 years to deliver. I described systems we either have working, or are working on; we've even shown early versions of some of this like fire on Inside Star Citizen. I can't promise you exactly what quarter it will come together but once the new Road Map web work is done you'll be able to see the teams progress to achieving what I describe in real time.​​
Given the inaccuracy of your promises, Chris, I'm going to call 100% BULLSHIT on this. Remember when you guaranteed a 2014 release date? How about 2015? Or "ANSWER THE CALL" 2016?
It's unbelievable to me how unprofessional you are. From the way you outright lie and mislead people to how you act like your project is a gift from God himself. Get help, dude. You are a pathological liar. Fact of the matter is that if people could see the state of the game today 8 years ago NO ONE WOULD'VE BACKED IT, period.
It gets called a scam because you continue to make these outrageous claims, yet your funding continues to rise while the progress on the game itself is pitiful. SQ42 may as well be vaporware.
Grow up, Chris. Maybe if you handled yourself with class your project wouldn't be in the state that it's in.
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2020.09.12 20:09 weavesunlight Cheaper End Gaming PC for a newbie

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars:
Thanks so much for the help! I am a complete newb at all of this, and a lot of the PC stuff is pretty overwhelming.
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2020.09.12 04:58 Psi_X7 CxS 0 Introduction

Cyber Space is a generation resulted from advancement of human species and the brilliance of their minds. Internet connected those minds within generated network allowing instant intraplanetary data transmition or communication. The thought form of an individial, able to reach the inner dimension of another desired or not individual, as long as connection to this network exists. Positive to any soul and personal progression, unless undesired comunicator penetrated the barier of not desiring and affected thoughtform of the subject. If such an action stimulated degradation of an individial or his state shall be logically labeled as negative and therefore prevented and punished. Therefore to further expand on this matter, any individual who reaches this specific dimension generated by user PSI ARC, initials KDI, citizen of Earth, must firstly ask whether personal development as well as development of our species is a desired. If not, reader must avoid observing further thoughtforms.
Throughout this discource, it is esssential to state that good is anything that affects someone positively, and bad is the oposit. Positive must be rewarded and negative, punished according to morals and laws. Relating to micro side, we must include the macro side related to human species, and state same, but instead of feelings, measure of progress, must be used. Whatever enchances evolutionary progression of human species is good, and whatever degrades human race or destroys its inhibitat - planet Earth, is bad. Another point to be thought of, is wheather an action that will stimulate progression of a user but the user does not find such an action positive, due to personal ignorance and rejects or disfates upon, is just or not and if such an action must, or must not be perforemed, if it is positive, even if the subject feels negative about it.
The urgency of philosophysing is illusioned and debate awaits the right spacetime. Whats more relevant is expressing the thought form personal dimension of Psi, in understandable matter, briefly and clearly descrybing project, its cause, purpose, and effect.
Materia dont matter, spacetime has come.
Matter behind urgency, is personal. First 9 month of 2020, both personal time and finance has been heavily invested into the cause, that can be shared with self. Over time. Leaving human needs ignored. Up to date personal status of KDI colcludes with Intel i7700 nearly burned, BMW 750 1995 starving and amending repairs. Weight reached perfect 80- kg , local currency is unavailable, missing but urgently required for heavy investment into envisioned project CxS. Friend count reaches 0 and visible friendly face count reaches to to. Path to fame we pay with gold, path to fate we pay with blood.
United Network of Men
Age of Technology is rising.Generation of the Internet and development of tech granted instant access to information and thought of anyone connected. Connection yet not stable but easily available within most regions of the globe. Pupulation of the world, are socializing through seperate networks. Every user forced to waste and invest large portion of time into operating accounts between hundreds of networks. Human minds are scattered between them and distracted minds are attacked by heavy advertisement tactics, resulted from the warfare by either uncontrolled or controlled commerce that generated surplass or illusion of choice.
Information has been uploaded, stored and shared online allowing any kind of skill, opinion or knowledge to be stored, presented, shared and voted upon. In 2020 information is being commercionalized and free, open knowledge is becoming harder to come by.
Illusion of choice, persuasive media, are consuming parts of us.Newly evolved brains are yet to adopt to large portions of information clutering our day cycles.
Access point to network is mobile device that nearly all own. Personal little portal, pour souls still deny that their attention warped spacetime. Controlless, attention and therefore power of masses can be guided and anchored to any possible idea.
Positive was factor that promoted choice between 2 identically products of a slight variery of completely unimportant factor. Or would you rather partake far in global populace assessment, where your position on certain experimental laws, has to be assessed, to proceed its prosecution?
Two sides? Progress and degradation? How about we take another path.. Just doing something..
That is my story.
Project Cyber Symbioses
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2020.09.12 00:44 dogeman87 The storm that washed everyone away

I lived in a small apartment in Minneapolis. I lived by myself. I was not lonely. There were plenty of neighbors to talk with, I dated on and off, I had a solid-paying job, my parents spoke with me twice a week.
That all changed with the storm.
It was not unordinary at first. Part of the problem is that thunderstorms weren’t too common. Mostly we got snow. When a storm did approach, it was kind of scary, the huge rolling thunder and flashes of lighting and the occasional property damage that resulted from strong winds. Power outages were never a concern. Because we got so much snow, there were backup generators in most buildings, so I was never without electricity for long.
This storm was stronger than any I can remember. It started out rather benign. It was a Saturday, I think, because I had just finished buying groceries. I was laying them out on the kitchen table when I heard the first thundercloud. I was not concerned. I had no plans of going out again. If I stayed inside and watched Netflix or read a book, I wouldn’t even know what was going on outside my walls.
And that’s what I did. I watched Netflix and ate leftovers of the previous night’s casserole and read a bit of the novel I had started earlier that week. At one point the lights flickered. I would have been worried if I hadn’t known that the backup generators would kick in if needed. There was no such thing as a power outage.
It happened without warning. At once I felt as if I were no longer in a building in a small city. I felt like I was on an open plain, exposed to the storm and all the elements, torrential rains blowing into me and knocking me down into the mud, soaking me as I looked around, saw no one, nothing at all except the dense storm clouds and lightning that lit up the darkness.
I cannot say why these thoughts and images came to me. I can only say that they did. Once I had recovered from my shock, I looked outside and saw what had to have been the largest storm cloud in history. It was one continuous mass stretching across the entire sky. Lightning flickered inside of it, within the city limits, off in the distance perhaps a hundred miles away. I didn’t know. It was everywhere, and I could hardly keep track of what I was seeing.
The rain, too, was out of control. It hammered against the glass like hail. I wanted to walk away, to cower in my bedroom and continue reading. Instead, I stood there and watched the streets begin to flood. I think that the window itself shuddered.
That’s when I heard the first shattering of glass. It was not in my apartment. Still, I could hear it as clearly as I might have heard a gunshot. It was nearby, surely, a floor above or below or a few rooms down the hallway. I looked outside and saw no hail, no sign of lightning strikes nearby, only the rain and the flooded streets and the wind that, while strong, had not blown down any trees or electric lines.
I closed my blinds, as if that would ward off the storm, and I went into my bedroom. I turned on a fan to block out the noise and tried to read. It was useless. The thunder was too loud, louder than a bombing run, rising above the sound of the fan as easily as if the fan were whispering. I gave up on reading and instead tried to sleep.
I am a pretty heavy sleeper. I’ve been known to wake up well after my alarm has gone off several times. In the past, when other, albeit less violent storms had frequented my home, I was not woken up by huge bolts of lighting striking miles away. I would always go into work and hear people complaining about the storm. I could only shrug and say that I had not heard it. They always thought I was lying, but I wasn’t. I just didn’t wake up.
This latest storm was not letting me fall asleep. Every time I tried drifting off, thunder exploded overhead. I felt like I was not surrounded by walls at all, that I was outside watching the lighting strike close enough to raise the hairs on my arms. The sound was like none I have ever heard before or will likely ever hear again.
I am not sure how long I laid in my bed. I only remember the sound of my windows breaking. They all imploded at the same time. I jumped out of bed, yelling, frightened but also morbidly curious. I stuck my head into the living room and found water cascading in through the broken glass.
I ran quickly into my bedroom, into the bathroom, taking shelter behind the locked door and cowering on my toilet seat. I tried calling our apartment’s emergency number. I had used it once before when a piece of hail had broken through one of my windows. They didn’t pick up. I tried the police. No luck. I didn’t know who else to call, so I tried my parents, and when their number went straight to voicemail I knew something was wrong.
They still used a landline. Their phone never went to voicemail. Whatever was brewing outside was more than an ordinary storm.
I suppose I had known that. No previous storms had blown all of my windows apart. No previous storms had kept me awake. Certainly no other storm had caused a power outage. Yet that’s exactly what happened seconds later: the lights flickered, turned off, came back on, then went out completely.
I was in darkness. My phone was still on, which provided some light, and I was able to use my flashlight app to illuminate the room, but I was otherwise blind. Blind and cut off from the outside world.
I was tempted to go outside my apartment and ask others for help, or at least ask them what the hell was going on. I didn’t. I would have if I had not seen the water leaking under my door. When I saw that, I stayed right where I was on the toilet, waiting for my apartment to go completely underwater.
Under normal circumstances, such a concept would have been laughable. I lived on the fourth floor. How the hell could my apartment fill with water? Nevertheless, water had begun to seep into the bathroom, puddling around the doorframe and beneath my feet. I wondered then how long I had until it totally filled the room.
I was spared the wait. The door blew into splinters, and water rushed inside, like a wave on the Florida coast. It hit me with such force that I was knocked against something and lost consciousness.
When I woke up, I found myself where I am now. I am surrounded by huge mountains with snowcaps and vast fields of grass and rivers that snake between peaks. The land is more wild than any I have seen. I would guess that I’m somewhere in New Zealand. Supporting that fact is the cluster of sheep on the nearby hill and the lack of human structures.
I suppose I could wait for someone to get the sheep. They would find me. That, however, might take months. I do not know when they come to check on their animals. Perhaps the animals will move on, and I might not be able to follow them over the mountains. I know for sure that my time is limited by food and water. Well, maybe not water, because eventually I will be brave enough to try some from the streams. They look clean enough, and it’s either that or die of thirst. Pretty easy choice.
I do not have any food. I don’t have a weapon which I can use to kill one of the sheep. I can’t fashion one, unless I use one of the rocks on the mountainside. That might not work, because I imagine it’s not easy to bash an animal to death while surrounded by a thousand others. As for predators, I am not sure if wild animals roam the mountains in search of prey. I’ve been here less than a day, and while I haven’t seen anything, that does not mean they won’t come out later.
There is no internet here. The first thing I tried to do was call for help. Then I tried accessing google. Neither worked. I was, however, able to open the Reddit app, albeit after receiving the message that I could not update my feed. So I decided to write this story. I’m going to keep walking and try to post it whenever I can. Maybe I’ll find a fleeting internet connection and get it to upload. If I do, this post is probably all that I will be able to make. I doubt I’ll be able to access the comments or stay connected long enough for a phone call. I did have one bar for a few minutes, but it was not enough to do anything.
I never knew how lonely the world could be. As I said, I was never lonely in my past life. Now, surrounded by the mountains and without any sign of human contact, I fear I will die out in the wilderness. It seems inevitable. I could be hundreds of miles from the nearest town or city, and I might not even find my way to that, if I manage to survive that long. I could get lost, go in circles or simply pick the wrong directions to travel in.
I might as well be on another planet. I might be, though it would be strange for other planets to have Earthlike sheep. Still, anything is possible. The single sun and moon, though, suggest I am still on Earth. That, however, is a more terrifying possibility, because that means my bones will likely be found by someone, an explorer or farmer or tourist taking a hike through the mountains. They will not know who I am. They might leave me here, not bothering to call for help or take my bones back to civilization. Or they might never find me. I could be buried beneath rocks or have my corpse devoured by scavengers.
All I know is that I doubt I will escape. I’ve been walking for hours now, and there is no end to these mountains. They never seem to move, no matter how far I walk. They are tall, imposing, and I suspect climbing one would take many days, far longer than I could manage. I have no way to carry water, so I travel along the stream. I will have to eat insects soon if I do not find some way of hunting. Not that there’s much to hunt. There are no animals besides the sheep and a few birds. The land is barren.
I’m not really afraid anymore. I accept what might happen to me. I only wish that I could make this post, so that someone out there can hear what has happened. I also suspect that the storm which destroyed my apartment left no traces, meaning no one knows where I am. I cannot even say for sure if people I knew will remember me. I might have been wiped from history.
I don’t think it matters, because if I don’t make it out alive, it’s better for no one to remember than to worry endlessly about my disappearance.
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2020.09.10 07:58 PeriwinkleClam Some tips of the composite for discussions...

Just putting a few of my observations of the composite chart aspects and what I've found out on the internet as there isn't too much about composites and composite aspects overall. Hope to see some discussion on this!
Composite vs. Synastry
Composite in relation to the Natal Chart
A friendly aggressive reminder:
Always look at the whole chart! If you are worried about one part, try to bring out info about it. Your relationship isn't doomed with that darn Composite Venus square Composite Mercury. What house is it in? Sign? You have a Composite Sun Trine that Composite Venus, and both of your Natal Moons conjunct Composite Venus! There are other good aspects too.
Another disclaimer:
No relationship is perfect (though for some with a dreamy Pisces or lovely Libra aspects/Venus who would cherish to have that fairy-tale romance, which is still ok!) it's normal to have difficult aspects in synastry and composite. The amount of difficult aspects in both depend on your personnel but I hope that this post can create some healthy discussion to help the community read (not too obsessively) into what both charts have to offer.
Also looking for discussion about personal planets in hard/tight aspects to the composite planets too!
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2020.09.10 01:31 mtp6921 Yearbooks and Homeschooling were the clues to kids who vanished

Yearbooks and Homeschooling were the clues to kids who vanished
I lasted about three years as a substitute teacher. I would fill in at this one school just about every day. The school was mostly made up of a minority population and the school was in a very impoverished area.
It was nearly impossible for the school to keep permanent teachers.
The kids really suffered from the lack of having a consistent teacher knowing the kid’s quirks and their idiosyncrasies.
Also, unfortunately the teacher was the only assurance for some of the kid’s to see their basic needs were being met.
I really wanted the kids to feel safe and it broke my heart seeing them unkempt, nervous, emotionally unavailable....
Some of the kids were so quiet that they were almost forgotten. The “bad kids” instinctually knew in order to get their basic needs met they needed to do something to garner attention.
I class hopped all year long, but I would spend a few days at a time in each class.
I finished my first year and had a sense of fulfillment that I made it through the whole year.
The summer went by fast and the next year started.
Now I felt like a seasoned veteran and I picked up on more trends of the school and the kids.
I did the same thing as the previous year. I went from class to class.
I was a little disappointed that some of the kids moved onto private schools or were switched to being home schooled, but ultimately it may have been in their best interest.
About half way through the year two of the students were taken out of the school to be home schooled.
I learned this when I would take roll call and there names were crossed out from the list.
I was surprised the two kids were being home schooled, because the two kids had issues with their basic needs being met. I tried to give the parents the benefit of the doubt since you really don’t know what’s going on.
These two kid’s were somewhere in the middle, where they weren’t the worst as far as there needs not being met and they weren’t the best. They were quiet and just kind of blended in.
I really couldn’t focus on the two that left, because I needed to focus on the kids still present and the problems at hand.
However. I was left pondering about the two kids who were dis enrolled and left under the pretenses of being “homeschooled”.
Once again the school year was winding down and unfortunately the summer flew by and I was back at school.
I also wasn’t shocked that the school from grades one through eight only had one permanent teacher.
The school did a horrible job at teacher recruitment and none of the new grads wanted to step foot in the school because of the impoverished area.
The only consistency the school had was the principle. She had been there for years. She had no time for nothing. she would interview one counselor / social worker only to see them leave after three months.
The principle was always on the phone putting out whatever fire that needed to be addressed. It was so bad that I had to create my own lesson plans as a substitute teacher and the principle would blindly approve whatever I wrote down.
The school was just complete and utter chaos.
Once again, right before christmas break during roll call, for one of the third grade classes, I discovered one of the kid's had dis enrolled from the school. Almost, the same MO, where the kid was one of those kid's that just blended in at this school, but would have every government run agency swarming to ensure the kid was ok at any suburban school.
I checked the school records and the kid's reason for being dis enrolled was "homeschool" and once again I thought it was really odd a guardian would take that initiative.
I wanted to learn the process for a kid to be enrolled as "homeschool".
I learned that it only required that the guardian fill out the government form and for the school to keep a copy of the form.
I managed to go to where the records were stored for the school.
I found the "homeschool" forms for the two kids last year and the one kid this year.
I was surprised on how formal the "homeschool" forms were filled out. i was expecting misspelled words with horrible penmanship.
I made a copy of the forms because I had learned how horrible it was to retrieve anything from the school. Everything got lost or misplaced.
During, the Christmas break I decided to follow up on the three students. The "homeschool" forms had their phone number's and their addresses.
I felt extremely awkward and what I was doing wasn't completely legal.
I wanted to avoid calling because what was I going to say "I was your kid's substitute teacher and ...".
So what I did was I parked my car close to where the address listed was given on the form, which was also extremely awkward and besides the fear of being in my car in the neighborhood, I felt like everyone was watching me.
I sat in that car all day and I didn't see the “homeschool” kid at all. I did see a few grown ups come and go but I didnt see the kid.
I decided to go to the next kid's house address that was listed on the "homeschool" form and pretty much with the same outcome and then onto the last kid's house with once again the same outcome.
I just left it at that and the Christmas break was just about over.
After, the first day back I decided to muster enough courage and actually call the "homeschool" kids.
Two of the lines were disconnected and one of the lines rang and rang with no one answering.
I couldn't just drop this at this point. I had to take it to the next step and and knock on the kid's door. I was beyond petrified on the reception that I would receive at the front door and to be honest some of the adults who I saw leaving the homes were down right scary.
So, after school with my school ID in hand, I walked to the first "homeschool" address. I waited a minute before I knocked on the door to talk myself up and muster enough courage that I needed.
I knocked and an adult woman answered the door and said "what do you want". I mumbled a few words of who I was and then asked how the kid was doing?
she looked at me and said "There ain't no kid here" then I said "do you remember the last time you saw ... " she raised her voice "like I said there ain't no kid here" and slammed the door.
I decided to go to the next two "homeschool" house's and once again I basically got the same responses.
The next week at school I nonchalantly asked the other kid's if they seen or heard from the "homeschool" kids and each one pretty much said that before the kids left for "homeschool" the only time they saw them was during school time.
So, now I was at a dead end. I had taken notes of all the steps I had taken. I reexamined the "homeschool" forms and pretty much saw what I already knew. The form's penmanship's were very similar.
From reading hundreds of handwritten papers, I learned that everyone has there own style and even if you were to try to conceal a particular way you wrote the letter "A" eventually you would slip up in a word and revert back to how you would typically write.
That's what I noted in the "homeschool" forms. They were all different but if you looked hard enough you would see similarities.
I dug a little deeper and went to the main office to see if anyone recalled what guardian dropped off the "homeschool" form.
I asked the guidance counsellor and she said "I just started two weeks ago ..." and then I just tuned her out. I was just sick of hearing that.
At the end of the day, I reluctantly went to the principle. I knew what I was doing wasn't by the rules. It was probably border line illegal.
I remember the principle's hair that day was in every direction and she just looked like she was at her last wit.
I explained to her what I was doing regarding the "homeschool" kids and I basically asked her if she had any ideas. She didn't say a word and basically just shook her head no looking completely defeated.
Then, the next week started and I went to the office and to drop off my lesson plan.
I just happened to see a very poised woman who had to be in her early 70's talking to the guidance counselor. She caught my attention because she mentioned the word "homeschool".
The woman had a very calming voice like a very liked kindergarten teacher. She was dressed very nicely and just overall looked very pleasant. almost like the Grandma you wished more of these kids would have.
I finally felt relieved and a bit embarrassed. I rarely saw the kid's parents / guardians especially being the substitute teacher. But at least now, I was actually able to see the process with my own eyes.
Now it's springtime and I'm doing my typical rotation throughout the school.
One day I was doing roll call and one of the kids I saw a line through their name meaning the kid was no longer at the school.
I remembered that kid. Pretty much the same MO as the previous "homeschool" kid's as being Quiet, emotionally not available, ...
I went down to the records office to see where the latest kid went to.
I found the file and saw the “homeschool” form. I looked at the form and once again the penmanship didn’t seem to fit the kid’s suspected home life.
Once again, I saw the same pattern with the other three. The penmanship on the forms were almost intentionally made to look different.
Once more, I was able to match the date on the form with the chance encounter with the elegant looking woman in her 70’s I had in the near past.
Something just wasn’t right. I spoke to the guidance counselor and amazingly she was still employed, but she really had no additional information regarding the woman or the kid.
Then, I pretty much followed the same steps as the previous three kids and came out with pretty much the sam results. The kid wasn’t at the address and the phone was disconnected.
At this point, I really wanted answers and just some assurance the “homeschool” kids were ok.
I thought to myself Let’s face it, it’s rare for one of the kids to move on to bigger and better things it does happen but it’s rare. If the four kids were dis enrolled because the parents moved and transferred schools, I would have been like ok that’s understandable and then I could just follow up with the new school’s if necessary.
But with the last “homeschool” kid it was just literally days since the kid left to be homeschooled and no one at the address given on the form had any idea what I was talking about.
I checked the initial school records for the “homeschool” kid’s when they first enrolled at the school. The forms were typically half hazardly filled out with a lot of information missing. A lot of times, the family members didn’t want to give away information because of whatever illegal activities they were involved in.
At this point, I had to go the police. I showed up at the police station and waited around for a couple of hours.
Finaly, one of the detectives met with me. I could tell he was only half listening to me. I think when I said "substitute teacher" was when the detective became disinterested in what I had to say.
I showed him the "homeschool" forms, which he didn't even look at. He said "where were you trained to decipher handwriting?" I kind of muttered in embarrassment. He must of looked at his watch 10 times for the five minutes I spoke with him. Eventually, I left and there was no business card given to me. He didn’t even say give me a call if you find anything else it was basically get out and thank you for wasting my time.
I felt like I was punched in the gut. Nobody cared in what I found or had to say.
It was the weekend and I had time to gather my thoughts. I have only been at this school for a short time and was able to pick up the "homeschool" pattern of kids basically disappearing.
I said to myself there must be countless more “homeschool” kids possibly in this school alone.
Unfortunately, the school didn't have a report, I could run to see what kids were dis enrolled as "homeschool".
So I thought and I thought then I realized the only way was going to be looking through yearbooks.
I decided to focus on the years and the grades of the kids I encountered and still should have been in the school.
I took as many of the yearbooks I could from the School's basement department.
I flipped through yearbooks and quickly ruled out any of the kids who were still enrolled at the school and I highlighted any kid that I didn't recall seeing
Of the kids I didn't recall seeing, I found about 20 kids.
Then, with the 20 names I painstakingly looked up the names in our schools record department.
From the records, about 15 of the kids were listed as "transferred". I actually called the school's of the 15 kids and the kid’s were all fine.
Then with the remaining five kids, I found something extremely unsettling. I saw the "Homeschool" form's in each one of the five kid's folders.
I now had five additional "homeschool" forms. Two of the forms it looked like the writer either felt brazen or nearly just got sloppy. Though two of the forms were about five years apart, the penmanship had way to many similar characteristics.
I figured I had to follow up with each of the five additional forms. As I suspected, at each address I went to listed on the "homeschool" form, no one had any idea what I was talking about.
At this point, I had my folder with all the copies I made and all of my notes. I demanded to meet with the principal and she made available a time and date.
I showed up to the meeting with my evidence in hand. I explained again to the principal what I uncovered and the additional five "homeschool" kids who had disappeared.
She listened to what I had to say and then she said "who told you to do this?" I replied "Do what?" She said "snoop around files ... call parents ... who told you to do this?" I said no one.
Then she said I violated multiple school violations and I wasn't allowed back in the school.
She made me hand over whatever copies I made and whatever notes I had.
I was now out of work. The school year ended. I worked in a retail store that summer that was just down right depressing.
I figured with the new school year starting maybe I could find work at a different school in a different district.
The school I applied for was just as equally as bad as the previous one.
As long as I had a bachelors degree and no criminal record, then they would hire you on the spot as a substitute teacher.
This year was going to be different. I was there to teach and to be nice to the kids and that's it. I was not going to be a detective, that was over and done with.
The school year was breezing by and I was used to going from class to class. I wasn't looking for any patterns. I just did my assignment and then went home.
Then it happened. I saw that elegant woman in her 70's. She was talking to the guidance counsellor at this new school.
My head was in a different dimension. It was like seeing your dead grandmother. I was in complete shock.
I just stood there. She had the same calming voice. She was dressed impeccably but not overly showy to draw attention to herself. I was frozen. I could tell she didn't recognize me. I saw her give the "homeschool" form to the guidance counselor and then she proceeded to exit.
I snapped back from my shocked state and I popped my head into the principle's office and said "i'm not feeling well I have to go."
Then, I quickly got in my car and I followed her. I drove for nearly two hours and eventually. she pulled into one of the nicest houses I have ever seen in one of the most richest neighborhoods that I had ever been in.
She had a gate that opened and closed electronically.
I stayed on the road for a little while just to take notes. There was zero evidence of any kids being on her property, but I did notice a pool company was servicing her pool.
Eventually, I saw the pool van leave and I was able to get the name of the company.
That same day, I called the same pool company and applied for a job. The pool company was desperate and I lied and told them that I was experienced and I owned my own business for years.
All I wanted was to get the company's pool van so I could get through that woman's gate.
Within two days the pool company gave me a van to drive and an assignment of where to go.
It was a Saturday, so I didn’t have to worry about missing school.
I ignored the pool company’s assignment and went right to that woman's house.
I got to the gate and used the intercom and explained that we forgot to do something the previous day.
She opened the gate and I proceeded to the pool area.
I stood by the pool and was just trying to take in everything and was just looking for any type of clues for anything.
I knew something just wasn’t right. I still saw no kids so she wasn’t a philanthropist trying to help underprivileged kids.
I must of stood by the pool for a half an hour in my company issued pool uniform.
The woman eventually came out and very cordially welcomed me. She just had one of those very calming voices and she was very hospitable.
I made up some mumble jumble problem with the pool and then I started to do some small talk to try to get any information about her.
I said “I’m going to try to get this pool fixed as quickly as possible so I could visit my child in the hospital”.
I said that so she would say something like “yeah I’m a mother” or “l’m a grandmother”.
I then went on and made up a story about my child having special needs and how involved I was in this non-profit agency and she had absolutely no follow up responses.
It was like kids to her was a completely different planet. She maintained her nice demeanor the whole time and brushed off anything I said or was completely sympathetic to me for working in a non-profit company.
I knew I didn’t have much time left and I really had no evidence of anything.
Then, I realized I had to say something. I said “well let me get this done because I don’t want to have to drive two hours back here from ...” and I actually gave the school’s name.
Then, I witnessed something that I have never seen before. I observed a sheep turn into a wolf within a blink of an eye.
The cordialness was gone. She said “say that again.” She didn’t say it in her typical voice. It was like she just wanted me to confirm what I said.
So I reiterated the school’s name.
We both looked at each other and I said “who are you?”
She just continued to look at me and I said “who are you?”
She took off her wig and she now looked like someone in her 50’s.
She gave me a death stare.
She knew I uncovered her.
I said “where are those kids?”
She didn’t say “I have no idea what your talking about?” or “excuse me?”
She then got on the phone, which she pulled from her blouse pocket and on the phone she said “come right now” and she looked directly at me the whole time like she was going to kill me.
At that point, I felt extremely uncomfortable and thought I have all the information I needed.
I got into the pool van and I manually forced the front gate opened and left.
I was a little relieved that my hunch was right but I was also extremely afraid.
Whoever that woman was she knew where I worked and even if I quit my job the school had my information on file.
After returning the pool van I headed back home. I really needed a few days to compile everything I had and come up with a plan.
I actually waited a week and decided to return to that woman’s house.
I was shaking during the whole two hour car ride.
From about a block away, I could smell the familiar scent of burnt embers. I knew before pulling up to the gate, that her house was gone.
I saw one of the neighbors jog bye and I asked what happened.
Based on the story and the date the neighbor gave me, I realized the woman or somebody else torched the house right after I had left the week before.
I asked the neighbor if he knew the woman who lived in the house and he said besides exchanging casual greetings he said he knew nothing.
He said the house was so completely engulfed in flames there was no way of telling if she died in the fire.
I never returned to that school or any other teaching job.
All I had was a list of those “homeschool” kids. Months went bye and I figured would never hear anything again regarding those kids.
Then, I was scrolling through the internet and I came across this court case, where a jail house rat was looking for leniency based on information she had.
The jailhouse rat said that her cell mate confided to her that she sold her kid for drug money and she knew horrible things were going to happen to her kid, but she didn’t care because all she cared about was getting drugs.
Continuing to read the story from the jailhouse rat, I started to dry heave, then I actually vomitted because the jailhouse rat mentioned the principal from the original school was involved in the child selling scheme.
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2020.09.09 05:08 cmmadventure Real Love

Hi, everyone! I wanted to share my story and some philosophical thoughts.
After a long, long journey, I've found love--real love.
I grew up in a household where love was given to me daily, and I reciprocated it to my parents. But, the problem was that their relationship was toxic to observe as a child, teenager, and young adult. There was constant fighting, manipulation, anger, money problems (which caused more fighting, manipulation, and anger), distrust, and countless other micro and macro aggressions.
I wrote off dating at a very young age, insisting that if relationships consisted of what I lived with at home, then I wanted nothing to do with them. And that doesn't even begin to address my lack of awareness and suppression of my sexuality.
I came out when I was 26. After moving away from home after college, cultivating a phenomenal friend group, getting into good shape and losing weight, and growing more confident, I decided I was ready to try dating. I dated two women prior to that, insisting that "I wasn't gay" and that "I just hadn't found the right girl." (Never mind the fact that I had secretly hooked up with men in the past). But, amidst my second relationship with a woman, I realized that I couldn't deny my attractions anymore and I ended it, processed, and came out a few months later. (That's the short version of that story).
I met someone shortly after that: The first man that I ever fell in love with (or what I perceived as love at the time). I rode the high of blissful infatuation like I'd never felt before. My heart fluttered when he texted, I felt excited to know we were going to hang out, and there was an undercurrent of "where is this going to go" anxiety. The infatuation faded to anxiety very quickly, though, and what was enjoyable came crashing to the point where I was an anxious, heartbroken wreck, riddled with intrusive thoughts and depressed. He told me that he "just wanted to be friends" and he blamed me for letting myself get so heartbroken over something that we were "just seeing where it went."
Naively, and chemically bonded to him, I stuck by as a friend until the heartbreak faded and I felt more like myself again. But, I never really regained my original zest for life with him involved. Looking back, he was manipulative, gaslighting, character assassinating, racist, and suffered from debilitating internalized homophobia.
I now know that I was emotionally abused and that the experience was impacting my entire life--work, friends, family, and my sense of self. And I let this go for 3 full years before I finally shut it down. But, nonetheless, I ended it and distanced myself. It was amazing. After ending it with him, it's like a light clicked and I was able to feel again.
I started dating a bit more seriously, again, only to end up having another short term dating experience with someone who later told me that they weren't over their ex. At least they had the integrity to tell me sooner rather than later. Shortly thereafter, another short fling with someone who ended up ghosting me when they left the country to renew their work visa.
Each of these men left me anxious, depressed, and heartbroken. But, each one also left me with a lesson learned and more self discovery.
Enter my boyfriend. He and I actually began our relationship as friends. He developed feelings for me and I emphatically told him that I was flattered but just wanted to be friends. I cared about him too much to risk losing the friendship. (I was also very much denying my attraction to him). But, we texted every day, would FaceTime every now and then, and had wonderful visits in person. We accepted each other for our authentic selves. We're also in the same career field and have a common language there, along with many other shared interests. On paper, it just seemed too good to be true.
Enter COVID. He and I decided to get out of our respective towns and get a place in the middle of nowhere to go hiking. It was a lovely, seemingly platonic trip. We slept in separate bedrooms and awkwardly sat on opposite ends of the couch at night.
I felt something on that trip. It wasn't the familiar pang of infatuation. Rather, it was an invisible energy between the two of us. It was as if an invisible rope was wrapping around us, pulling us closer. As we were watching a movie on the couch at night after spending the day hiking, I couldn't help but feel the urge to inch closer to cuddle with him. (I didn't). I even laid in bed that night wondering what he'd do if I went into his room and crawled into bed with him. (I drifted off to sleep on my own).
We spent the next day driving around the countryside. We purposefully spent extra time driving around because neither one of us wanted to go home. A song came on his shuffle about laying down emotional weapons and I couldn't help but think "that's a sweet song that eerily sums up my entire life's journey to date."
Before we parted ways, we hugged. And it was a beautiful, soul-connecting hug. I didn't want to let go. But, as all hugs do, it ended. I got in my car, downloaded that song, and listened to it for 30 minutes on repeat. I spent the next day on the internet looking up strategies for "telling someone you like them after you've rejected them." We FaceTimed the next day, I told him I thought I liked him and asked if the door was still open, and we were dating within days.
Remember, though, I grew up in an environment where love was a threat and I'd been heartbroken and emotionally manipulated. The body keeps the score, and my natural defense mechanisms went haywire. Intrusive thoughts, anxiety, panic attacks, and the triggering of a full-blown major depressive episode marked the start of our relationship. I almost ended the relationship just to feel relief, but I didn't want to throw away the relationship as I cared too much about my boyfriend and didn't want to lose him.
I got on antidepressants and things got worse before they got better. But, they did get better. It took 6 weeks, coupled with talk therapy and EMDR, but I emerged as myself--a better version of myself. I didn't hit the eject button on my relationship, and I'm continuing to deconstruct false expectations, rewrite cognitive pathways, and experience a real relationship.
We had a date over Labor Day weekend. Maybe it was the wine, maybe it was the planets and stars aligning, maybe it was something speaking from my core, or maybe it was just the right time. Regardless, I said "I love you" and he said it back. Time froze, I caught myself with the biggest smile, and it felt as if the space right underneath my sternum was glowing. We sat there, heads resting on each other's shoulders, blissfully enveloped in our own bubble as the world walked by.
This was the first time I've ever said "I love you" to someone in a romantic relationship, let alone another man. It was beautiful, and I got a little misty-eyed.
I've learned so many things and am excited to continue making discoveries. I've learned that real love isn't infatuation and it doesn't even need to start from that place. My boyfriend and I began as friends, attraction grew, our bond deepened, and now we love each other.
Real love isn't a constant high. Real love ebbs and flows in feeling. There are times when your chest is glowing, there are times when you'd rather be alone, there are times you'd rather see your friends, there are times you want your boyfriend to join you with your friends, and there are times that all you want to do is hold each other and cuddle on the couch in silence as you doze off to sleep.
But the constant is that you always care about one another. Even if the "loving feelings" are gentle, not explosive, or downright dull on a particular day, it doesn't take away the care and real love that two people can share. I know I can count on and trust my boyfriend. I know that if I'm having a rough day I can reach out to him. I know that he won't cheat on me. I know he loves me for who I am and doesn't expect me to change. I know he supports me professionally. I know he likes my friends. I know he respects my independence. I know he understands that I'm an introvert and need more alone time than him.
And I reflect all of these things back to him (except he's an extrovert).
Do I know if we're going to get married and be together forever? No. Do I even know if I want that, yet? Not now. But, what I do know, is that I love my boyfriend. And that's all I need right now. All I need is to love him and accept his love back. The rest will fall into place as it's meant.
I'd gotten so caught up in "feeling" and expectations that I almost passed up love that was right under my nose. I'm so glad that I listened to my senses, chose to be vulnerable, and took the plunge into this relationship. It hasn't been easy and I've had to challenge my body's defense mechanisms along with long-held unrealistic expectations and views of relationships. But, it's been so worth it. It took me 32 years, but I found real love for the first time in my life.
I'm gay. I'm in a relationship. I love who I am, and I also love my boyfriend.
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TL;DR
Real love is possible as a gay man. Don't be afraid to seek help and be vulnerable. You can accept and receive love. The hard work is worth it. If you feel like, after reading this, that any part resonated with you, I'd love to discuss.
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2020.09.08 21:19 lalaloloha [H] HITMAN 2, XCOM 2, Golf with friends, Lethal League Blaze, My friend pedro, GRID Ultimate, Supraland, hellblade,Vampyr, Wargroove, Gang beasts, MANY MORE [W]Death Stranding/Deadly Premonition / Wishlist/Offers

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2020.09.08 20:06 Any_Celebration8815 newbie! an asexual f who just joined reddit already been targeted by scrote

unfortunately the chat deleted when i blocked him BUT i joined asexuality and posted a pic following the trend of ’you dont look ace’ to show that ace people come in all forms . already a scrote dmed me on the back of this to say ‘ what you dont even play with yourself???? or do u’ to which i said ‘youre either an internet creep or you need to research ace’ and theeeeeen i got some abuse along the lines of ‘FUCK U RUDE BITCH’ etc. damn i wish i had a screenshot but wow this adds to my conviction that men have outstayed their welcome on the planet and need to go.

and i don’t even date them 🤷🏻‍♀️
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