Mothers day coloring pages for grandma
Corrupting children's coloring books.
2014.03.12 12:36 CrayonsForBrains Corrupting children's coloring books.
Get some crayons and a coloring book to turn adorable pictures into twisted and or hilarious corruptions of their former selves.
2018.07.29 04:11 coffee-mugger mangacoloring: Image board, tips & general discussions
A subreddit dedicated to, well, coloring manga (Japanese comics). It is an image board as well as a discussion hub.
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2023.03.23 22:30 SarahKath90 REMembering
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I loved Mac Miller and his music and would be damn attached and heartbroken anyway, but I have some deep trauma from the deaths of pple I loved AND Mac's music got me through some days when I was grieving. I KNOW that Mac's death hits harder for me because of my own trauma. It was the sudden deaths of 3 friends (a cousin in 2009 and two friends in 2016). submitted by SarahKath90 to MacMiller [link] [comments]
Sorry, I've been scrolling this sub today and listening to Mac's music and thinking about Reuben and him. Mac's friend Reuben, who passed in 2012, worked at the summer camp Miller was a camper at. I worked at that camp for 4 summers, starting in 2013 and as the arts supervisor, I was given the task of painting Reuben's memorial plaque for camp. Luckily (as I had never met him), his friends designed it, I just had to execute it. It was my first week ever of campers lol and I remember having to leave to cry. Reuben was an amazing guy and phenomenal camp counselor. They've had an outstanding staff award named after him at the camp since his death. He died on a trip to Europe. Either semester abroad or a break from school.
His initials are REM (hence Mac's track about him) and my cousin who passed away is NEM. The camp Mac and Reuben went to, I heard about because I had dated someone who worked there. That ex and I first bonded the school year after my cousin died. The same summer my cousin died, a camper had been killed at Mac's camp because a tree fell from a storm or something and landed on her. My ex was (supposedly) there when it happened. Either way, it was terrible and tragic and was my first knowledge about the camp other than that my soon-to-be-bf worked there. Fast forward 4 years, and I'm at the camp, crying over my cousin, two people I had never even met, and the grief their loved ones were going through. The camp had a memorial bonfire for Reuben and I remember Reuben's good friend trying really hard to get permission to play REMember (not quite a summer camp friendly song).
Anyways. I'm feeling very heavy-hearted and have never been able to find grief groups/pages about residual trauma from death of loved ones. I feel like an uninvited guest at a funeral where I know NOBODY but can't stop crying. I know pple here can at least relate to Mac's songs helping us through shit, before and after he died and that I'm not the oboe one who grieves him regularly.
(The pic is a street sign in Ohio that I used to pass every day of the week. It never fails to make me think of Reuben and Mac.) Jennifer
2023.03.23 22:29 LDP_Weather3 The Funeral
The Queen stood in front of the magic mirror checking her facial expression. Mirror shook their head and said, "Your eyes are still smiling, ma'am."
"Damn," said Queen Evelyn as she shook her head in an attempt to reset her face. "This was much easier when my first husband passed." She straightened out and tried again.
"Well, you weren't sure how long you would hold onto your title during his funeral. Edward's death doesn't come with much risk." Mirror studied her for a moment, "Better, but I really think you need tears to sell it."
The Queen thought for a moment, "What if I occasionally dab my eyes with my handkerchief?" She pulled an embroidered handkerchief out the sleeve of her black velvet dress and demonstrated.
After a moment of consideration, Mirror answered, "Yes, I think that will do just fine."
The Queen smiled and did a final check to make sure she looked the part. Black dress, conservative hair style... "Oh, my veil!"
She waved her finger and a black veil flew across the room to her waiting hand. "Thank goodness Harold got engaged before all this dreadful business," she said while placing the comb of the veil in her hair. "At least now I can have an excuse to get out of mourning black quickly. Do you think it will draw suspicion if I start wearing color again before the day of the wedding?"
Mirror was about to answer when there was a knock on the door.
"It is time, your majesty," said Happy. Like the rest of the Royal Household, his clothing had magically been turned black for the occasion. The color looked odd on Happy, who normally wore bright colors that matched his name.
"Already? Well, let's get this over with then. Did you make sure the girls are already crying?"
"Yes, ma'am. I told them if they didn't I would personally dye all their clothes black permanently."
She smiled warmly at him as she strode past. "You always know what to say to cheer me up, Happy." She said loudly in case a passerby saw her smile. "And my stepdaughter? What of her?"
"Still no sign of her in any form, your majesty," he said while trying to keep up with the Queen's brisk pace.
"Perfect. Let's pray we finally get through an event without any interruption," she said. Then quickly added for the benefit of a passerby, "I really don't want anything to disturb my beloved Edward's eternal rest."
With that, they had reached the procession line behind the casket wagon and the show began.
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2023.03.23 22:26 pamshmam I’m terrified to take the next steps.
Endo runs in my family and my mother had it. I’ve had symptoms since I was 12 and I am 28 now.
Over the years I’ve been dismissed and (in my opinion) gaslit by a lot of doctors into thinking that my symptoms are either normal, or that I’m making it up.
My GYN (and 4 others I’ve seen) have told me they are not willing to do a lap because it can make things worse and they always recommend treating with birth control, which doesn’t work, doesn’t make me feel good, and has left me with a lot of side effects.
I’m at the point where my symptoms are impacting my daily life, every single day.
I know I need to find a specialist in endo that will listen to me and help, but I’ve been doubted for so long that I’m terrified they won’t find anything and all of those doctors were right.
Sorry, I don’t know where I’m going with this rant, I’m just feeling down.
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2023.03.23 22:25 Sad-ler Every update i loose my bought ornement and colors on some heros and i cant find them anywhere. They somehow comme back after a few days. Any quick fix for that ? Im on pc.
2023.03.23 22:25 laurita_jones What about 1.5 bags? 10 day trip to northern Italy/Switzerland/French Riviera
I just got back from a trip where I knew I’d be doing a bunch of shopping so I tested this combo out and it worked out great:
I used my go-to Le pliage expandable travel bag
and packed a 40L Patagonia black hole with me so that I could fill it once my bag got full of fun stuff, then I checked it on the way home.
I packed 2 quince silk tees
, a reversible skirt, a wool& dress, a sweater, 2 pairs of Athleta endless pants
and my fav windproof rain jacket
. I only wear Rothy’s to travel (and honestly most days in general) because they’re super easy to pack and comfortable AF, and I keep everything in the same color family so it’s all a capsule/interchangeable. I have a scarf that I accumulated along the way that works for me as a travel blanket as well.
I’m so into my athleta stuff right now because absolutely no wrinkles and it all fit in one packing cube (minus the trench coat but that was surprisingly packable). In retrospect, I was staying only in hotels so the silk shirts worked well (quince’s washable silk is easy to sink wash and hang dry but I definitely needed to iron them out).
Overall a success and I’m so glad I thought to bring the duffle because I definitely brought too much stuff back home :)
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2023.03.23 22:24 neverpersonal Information on the 10K and when they have filed in the past. Differences between 10Q and 10K.
Don't laugh, I didn't know any of this shit. I am sharing for others like me that are refreshing our browsers waiting for the 10K to drop.
The 10K, unlike the 10Q, is the end of the year filing. So 3 quarters you get 10Q (some quarters didn't have 10Qs on the GME relations page), the final quarter you get the 10K. To be thorough I went back and checked all dates of earnings report and when the 10K was filed. I wanted to see if this was normal for GameStop.
*Edit, as a user in the comments so eloquently pointed out, "The difference between a 10Q and a 10K is that one has a Q in it and the other has a K" Although tedious and strenuous on my smoothie, I researched and can confirmed this as true. There's a new wrinkle for a few of you I am sure.
Earnings Release: March 21, 2023
10K Filing Date:
Earnings Release: March 17, 2022
10K Filing Date:March 17, 2022
Earnings Release: March 23, 2021
10K Filing Date: March 23, 2021
Earnings Release: March 26, 2022
10K Filing Date: March 27, 2020
Earnings Release: April 2, 2019
10K Filing Date: April 2, 2019
Earnings Release: March 28, 2018
10K Filing Date: April 2, 2018
Earnings Release: March 23, 2017
10K Filing Date: : March 27, 2017
I stopped in 2016 because I was hoping not to see the trend that 10Ks are filed days after the earnings release. I didn't expect that. Either way, those are the dates above. Adjust your expectations and let's hope the DRS numbers are strong.
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2023.03.23 22:23 whatifthereweredogs I still miss my ex-friend who probably hates me.
I've known for the guy for five years. We met in elementary school and ended up being really good friends in middle school, to the point where we would eat lunch together with our other friend in the science classroom every day. We were both queer, and it was really nice to have somebody who understood what it was like to be different, especially in a small public school in Arkansas. Our identities changed over time and we grew a little distant by the time we reached the eighth grade, but I still considered him to be a friend. I thought he was one of the coolest people ever, even when he ignored me to talk to his other friends.
Then we got into high school. We were both in marching band and when we discovered there were a lot more queer people there, he started spending a lot of time with the upperclassmen, probably trying to win their favor and seem cool. I tried to talk to him more and he wasn't as bad towards me as he had been before, but he was always a little distant and seemed more like he was just trying to be polite to me. He rarely spoke to me outside of school and band stuff, and he always felt closer to our mutual friends than he did to me.
Then, out of absolutely nowhere, he decided he was straight and cis and decided to be a devout Christian. I wouldn't have been bothered if he had just started getting involved in Christian stuff, I have no grudge against religious people, but him claiming he was cis and straight came off as incredibly ingenuine compared to how open he'd been about being queer for so many years. I got worried and just tried to be supportive, assuming that his parents might have played some role in how he changed, but then he got worse. He said some shit about his opinion on abortion (not getting into that here) and I found some nasty comments he'd made on trans people's social media pages. It made me absolutely sick, so I straight up messaged him that I wasn't his friend anymore and I had no plan on ever speaking to him again. He never replied but did completely ignore me, so I guess he got the message.
He left school and started homeschool at the beginning of this year and hasn't spoken to me or any of our mutual friends since. From what I know, he still goes to church and sometimes people see him there, but he entirely detached himself from who he used to be a year ago. His social media is just posts about Christianity and his family, and he's made no effort to apologize for the nasty shit he said. It's a horrible situation and it makes me sad just to think about.
But I miss him so, so much. I miss the person I used to know who would make funny gay jokes to me and sing karaoke during lunch. I miss the feeling I got when he would pay attention to me. The thing I want more than anything else in the world is to talk to him again, even if he thinks "people like me" are gross and he hates my guts. I feel like a dog that most loves the person in the house that wants to get rid of them, and I hate it. I just wish I could get over it and not be so stupid over him, or that he'd be a better person and talk to me again, but I don't think either of those is happening any time soon.
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2023.03.23 22:23 Stephen_Hero_Winter This description of someone drinking an overpriced wine
2023.03.23 22:21 t04st3d3gg5 Can I get some feedback on whether I and/or my sponsor was out of line regarding my outside issues?
April 1 will be my 15 months sobriety but I started working the steps in February. Im on step 4.
My sponsor has always had some pretty big and loud opinions on outside issues. I actually accepted his offer to sponsor (I had shared that I needed a sponsor because I was having a reaction to a commonly prescribed medication that was too similar to when I was drinking) because he reminds me of several of my alcoholic/addict relatives who are sanctimonious, judgmental, and full of their egos. I figured I should fight my fear w/love.
Anyway, one of my outside issues (severe OCD with psychosis) which gad been in remission for 5 years reactivated from step 4. To give you an idea, if you hear my step 4 you will want to drink to obliterate what you just heard from your brain. I haven’t relapsed while reliving 32 years of horrific cruel calculated attempts to deny my humanity every time I start a new “cause” column…because, AA actually works!
Anyway, my OCD flared up AND went straight to near-psychosis last week after work became dangerously hostile and my car broke down, both in absurd and unpredictable ways. All I can do is let my lawyer deal with my work, scrap the car, find a new job and a new car, and reach out so I can still get rides to meetings and maintain my sobriety. Im doing all this while doing step 4 with my usual outside issue team aware but under time and resource restraints.
my OCD latched on to step 4, and within a few days I was honestly struggling to not believe that my fiancée was next on the chopping block of whatever curse my mother had inflicted on me to cripple my hard-won independence from her own soul sickness. To prevent this, I either had to move back home or delete myself.
Unlike alcoholism, there is no higher power capable of overcoming OCD. It can only be managed with a type of therapy called exposure and response therapy.
I called my sponsor and told him due to a outside mental health issue rapidly worsening I needed to pause step 4 until I had more support outside AA but I would reach out once I was stable enough to work the steps again. He called me back, laughed and told me I was fooling myself and to call him back once I had relapsed was desperate enough to work an honest program. Then he hung up on me.
I texted him a little more detail about the ocd and how lethal it could be - and untreated WOULD be. He left me a whiny voicemail (he has a whiny voice when he’s resenting) saying he hadn’t read my text but to call him after im ready to admit I’m an alcoholic and be honest.
I feel like he is overstepping by assuming AA can solve all my problems. I know step 4 needs to be done quickly but my way of a minimum hour a day following his structure for the resentment inventory alone filled up a 100 page college notebook in a week with hundreds more entries left . After telling him this to temper his expectations of a timeline for finishing step 4, he insisted I do nothing except step4until it’s done other than work and daily meeting. He also wasn’t going to talk about anything AA in any capacity until I completed all the steps. My way doing step 4, I was getting stuff done and staying sober in a tough but sustainable manner. Initially he didn’t tell me I had to devote every non-work and non-meeting moment to step 4 so I wonder if his own impatience and jaded outlook (he tried to convince me the medication effect was a relapse and that I had played my doctor, im like my dude,my dr is a ducking addiction specialist at a federally funded clinic that only treats alcoholics and addicts in active recovery. so lets just stick to AA.) had an impact on his rigid boundaries with step 4
I guess what I really need feedback about is how much of this is sponsor style incompatibility and how much of this is my own ego. Thanks!
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2023.03.23 22:21 thecharmballoon calculator says 38G (UK size) but that doesn't feel right AT ALL. Bra store owner says 38DD but that's not quite it, either.
Until very recently, I wore 36D bras, but I've gained weight and they were pretty clearly not fitting anymore -- to the point of spillage or not being able to close them. So I found this subreddit and the calculator and decided to give it a try. My measurements are
Underbust: loose - 41, snug - 38.5, tight - 36.5
Bust: standing - 46.5, leaning - 51, lying - 47.
Calculator says that's a 38G in UK sizing, but I've definitely got soft tissue, with a lot of projection (and I think there's ever so slight top and center fullness, but I could still be wrong on those parts) so I suspect the calculator is overestimating.
I went to a bra store here in NJ where the woman eyed me up, measured my underbust, and sold me a Wacoal molded cup bra in 38DD in two colors because the only other thing she had in that size felt uncomfortably stiff and thick under my breasts. The Wacoal bra fits pretty well in beige, but the black one is too tight and sometimes triggers that nerve thing that I've seen mentioned in other posts -- it makes me feel nauseated or like I might be having a heart attack. I tried a bra extender with that, but then the straps just fell off my shoulders every four seconds and the band wouldn't stay in my IMF. When I scoop and swoop, I have the teensiest bit of double-boob on the left in both the beige and black bras.
I bought a Freya cameo underwire molded plunge bra from Amazon in 38F, and it was comfortable, but the cups gaped something fierce at the top and there was just too much room in them all around. I also got a Vanity Fair bra in 38G (US sizing) that was hilariously large, like I was a little kid and I put on my mother's bra for dress up. The cups came up to my collarbone.
I went to Primark and tried on the unlined bra I found there in 38DD, 38E, and 38F. I thought the 38E was perfect. The band was comfortable, the gore tacked, the lace edging laid nicely on my breast but wasn't doing any work to hold my breasts in, there was no gaping or spillage or double-boob or wrinkles. I bought that and another unlined one that was on clearance, also in 38E. Having now worn those bras a few times, the band won't stay in my IMF, I itch between the cups after a couple of hours and then have deep red marks between my breasts when I take them off as soon as I get home from work.
Like for so many others, I don't seem to have many options for bras I can try in in store to try to find my size by trial and error, and buying online is risky and intimidating. I've been lurking on this sub for a while, trying to find the answers for myself, but I'm pretty lost. Perhaps one of you kind experty people will have a suggestion for my particular boobage?
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2023.03.23 22:20 elodiespeck Is the seller going to ship my pants?! 👖🤨
On March 23, I commented on someone’s listing listing for pants and asked a question. We went back and forth a few times and the seller seemed so nice and responsive.
She sent me an offer, I made an offer for $5 less, she made her original offer again, and I accepted it.
It’s currently March 23 (10 days later) and the seller has not shipped my order. I’ve tried to contact her multiple times and she hasn’t answered.
It’s weird because a few days ago on Poshmark the status updated to “seller shipped item” but it’s been more than 48 hours and tracking hasn’t appeared. I still have the option to cancel the order so I’m not sure if it was actually shipped.
Should I cancel? Was it actually shipped? I LOVE the pants I purchased and really want to receive them so I’m not sure what to do. The seller had 5 great love notes on her page and was initially so sweet and prompt when responding to me 😓
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2023.03.23 22:19 cbb88christian Negotiations Underway 5
Date: May 3, 2235 This feels like the longest hour of my life,
The training went well, even better than he thought. Teresh seemed to be good at adapting on the fly. He would have them walking by Maxim and Ally chatting, then have them stop them and ask questions. Using only body language from Tom, they navigated the conversation without him having to say a word. He stayed calm, but this was a controlled environment of course. To mix things up, he began to lie about the scenario. Saying one thing would happen, and another instead. Instead of walking around them, a box would drop, and they would both walk up to him. Talking loudly and admonishing him, all acting of course. Tom could only imagine how scary it would be to have two alien creatures talking angrily to you. He let Teresh react to the situation, and then he'd sweep in to resolve it. Thankfully, it looked like the kid wasn't one to run or visibly panic. The suit did wonders to conceal his truth. He almost mistook him for Ally on an occasion or two. It wasn't much, but these small victories instilled in him a sense of stability. This insane idea was no longer one that was completely out of grasp. Something that was possible, doable.
Yet, there was something else on Tom's mind. Something that was mulling around since he and Teresh got acquainted. This was really the best candidate the so-called "empire" had to offer for a diplomatic mission? He couldn't defend himself, scared easily, and came out of the gate asking for the surrender of their entire species? Something wasn't quite adding up there. There was something off about this whole thing, and Tom wanted to get to the bottom of it.
However, with a notification from the ship's nav, Maxim and Ally both got up and left for the bridge. Leaving just the two of them sat on crates, breathing heavily.
"I'm proud of you Teresh, you did great. Just remember what I told you and you'll be just fine," Tom said, going to wipe his forehead but only hitting glass.
"Stay calm. Stay close. Stay silent," Teresh repeated.
Tom smiled, "You got it."
They sat in silence a tad longer, in contemplation. He was confident that they could get their mission done. They always found a way after all. No matter how daunting or impossible the task seemed, trust in each other always got them out in the end. It was shocking how much comradery he felt towards Teresh, even after only spending a short time together. They were more different than anyone he'd met before. Curious, clever, and with a childlike wonder about anything and everything. They were almost like...
"Tom," Teresh asked, shaking him out of his thoughts.
"Yes?" He replied.
"What was your home like? Ari-zona," they asked, sounding out the word.
Tom stifled a chuckle at how cute it sounded. It reminded him of his little cousins trying new words or sounds. So endearing and innocent.
"Well, it was hot, dry. Sunny all the time," he began, thinking back to his old home.
"Is that good for humans?" Teresh asked.
Tom shifted his head from side to side, "Some like it, some don't. Too much sun and it damages our skin, gives us cancer. So, we wear clothes and coat ourselves in substances that block ultraviolet light."
"Couldn't you live someone covered, or darker?" They continued.
"Our homes and buildings are all covered. As for living somewhere darker, we could, yes. A lot of people do," Tom explained. "It's not all bad though. Home is home after all. It's not perfect, but it's ours."
He could see the alien's posture shift. It looked like his words had a deeper effect than he intended.
"I feel the same way about my home. It wasn't extravagant or amazing, but it was ours. My marja, mother, did her best to support us. Even though it was difficult," Teresh explained, his voice becoming more distant. Them too, huh,
Tom thought to himself.
"Yeah, my old man wasn't around much either. He left one day and never came back, not that it changed much," he explained. "But we did our best. And hey, I had my dog and a bike and that was all I needed."
"Dog... bike," Teresh repeated.
Tom chuckled, "I'll have to give you a tour of home when I get back. Still think I've got that old bike in the garage. Could hit the mall, pool, catch a movie, get a whole summer vacation experience."
After a time, they replied, "I think I'd like that. Thank you, Tom."
There was a bit of static in his helmet, the private channel opening up. He heard Ally's voice relay to him, "Need you at the helm sir. We're about to make our approach."
He reached up behind his ear and hit the button for said channel, replying, "Be there in a minute."
Setting it back to the open channel so he could communicate with Teresh. He asked, "They want me at the bridge. Would you like to come with me?"
"If you'd allow," Teresh answered. Receiving a nod from Tom.
Hopping off of their crates, the man led them up to the administrative section and the large ascent to the bridge. As they walked, Tom had a random thought.
"By the way, how do you want me to refer to you? He, she, they, something else?" He asked. Tom had defaulted to “they” up till now, but it'd be good to know going forward.
He hoped that Teresh knew what he was getting at. Tom never really had trouble with gender or preferred pronouns, but some acted like it was some insurmountable task. Laziness is what he called that attitude. It's 2235, it really wasn't rocket science at this point. The small figure looked up at him, the sheen of the helmet glinting in the sterile light of the stairway.
"I'm male, and you can refer to me as he/him in conversation. I didn't realize your species had distinctions in gender," Teresh relayed.
"Ah, yeah. It's taken quite some time to get here, but it's pretty common place now. Sorry if I put you on the spot there," Tom apologized.
"Don't worry, you haven't put me in any spots. Would it be safe for me to assume the same of you?" he replied. Clang, clang, clang.
Their boots echoed through an empty ship.
"Yep, same with me and Maxim. Ally is female, and goes by she/her," Tom explained.
"Understood, thank you Tom," Teresh confirmed.
"Anytime," he concluded. Before opening the door to the bridge and stepping inside.
The bridge itself wasn't massive by any means but was good enough for their purpose. It was a tad larger than your average room and extended lengthwise to allow for more space. Centralized in the center of the ship, at the back, it let them have a wide view of the rest of the vessel. Letting them eyeball not only incoming hazards but other ships as well. Which is what they would be doing if Tom hadn't requested that they raise the outer shields on the viewports. Darkening the interior and making it nigh impossible to see outside the ship except with equipment. These were meant to block any asteroids or debris from cracking or piercing the viewport glass. Though it was industrial grade and damn near impossible to shatter, it was still possible. That wasn't the reason they were down however; it was mostly cause of Teresh. Tom didn't want to overwhelm the poor boy and cause him any extra anxiety than he already had. Keeping him from seeing the massive number of ships circling and around the moon was the least he could do. That, and... He was still an outsider from an empire that wanted their surrender. The less he saw of their defenses and ships, the better. As much as it hurt to see the young'un as a possible enemy, Tom was ever the dutiful soldier. Even if it pained him to admit it.
Maxim and Ally sat at the helm, both tapping away at monitors. Ally typically handled protocol and procedure while Maxim handled driving and navigating. Tom usually served as the captain and doled out where they needed to go and when. Even though the shipping company technically owned the Tarva, everyone knew who its captain was. Though the title still irked him somewhat, in this context it was bearable.
He walked up and crossed his arms, seeing a display of the moon on the monitor below. Maxim was pulling them around the underside to head towards the military base. If all went well, they'd be able to slide into the hangar without much issue.
"Approaching in five, strap in for land-" Maxim began, getting interrupted.
There was a sudden hail, seeing the communication going through on the screen. It was from the base and Tom felt himself scowling unconsciously. He jabbed a finger on the button, opening the channel. Here we go...
"Vessel signature: U.N.E Tarva. You've entered a restricted area. Please provide a valid authorization code or alter your flight path and leave the area," a male voice came over the intercom.
"This is the U.N.E Tarva. Requesting to land at hangar 10. Sending the authorization code now," Tom replied.
He punched Mikael's code into the computer and sent it to the base. The voice on the intercom went silent. His heart began pounding faster and faster as they approached the base. Knowing that any one of the many anti-hull laser cannons could blast the Tarva out of the sky in an instant. The four of them waited with bated breath, flinching as static appeared back over the channel.
"It's an older code, but it checks out. You're free to dock at hangar 10, welcome to Jefferson Base," the voice replied, signing off.
With a collective sigh of relief, Maxim piloted the ship into the hanger. Tom directing Teresh to sit down as they made their approach. Their ship lunged forward a bit as they hit the gravity field. Feeling it slow and then eventually settle in. A resounding boom
as the heavy vessel finished docking.
"Okay, that was the easy part. Now for the real fun," Tom announced.
Though he couldn't see or hear it, he could tell that Teresh just gulped.
The ship's landing gear had touched down without issue. Landing themselves in a small little square of space in the corner of the base. Perfectly distanced away from everything else. Tom could thank Mikael for that one when they met back up. They all stood at the main door before the entry ramp. He looked down at Teresh, giving him the cutting motion with his hand. The three of them heard a small click as his translator was shut off. Then picking up a small box that was going to be his security blanket. He was completely in the dark now, and they needed to lead him out of the lion’s den together.
With a hiss, the door opened and they began stepping down the landing ramp. The base was just as he'd remembered. A never-ending stream of people and ships, constantly loading or unloading supplies. Many of them were cargo ships like the Tarva, though more standardized military of course. He could pick out a few fighters here and there, but they usually sit for weeks on end. Their angular wings and shape made them almost appear like birds of prey in flight, nigh impossible to see with their typical black and red paint job. He never flown one himself, but the hot shots in the air force always bragged about their hawks.
The hangar itself was spacious and massive, clear lanes cut through that led to tunnels. Which in turn would take them to several other bases on the moon. They never got too deep to threaten structural stability, but he knew they wormed their way all over the place. It was humanity's first major military installment outside of the atmosphere, and it showed. Far on the left side, there were ginormous spaces left for the larger ships. Cruisers, destroyers, dreadnoughts, and even capital ships. Though, the latter two mostly stayed on earth due to the sheer size and manpower needed to run those behemoths. From this distance he could pick out at least two to three cruisers, and what looked to be a destroyer in the far back corner.
The ships themselves had to fly through a gravity field to enter the base. It essentially operated as a forcefield that kept everything inside safe from being exposed to the space outside. Though permeable enough for ships to fly in and out without shattering it or themselves. It was like flying through a layer of jello that morphed itself around the ship. He didn't really understand how it worked, but that technology enabled both the construction of bases on the moon and larger hangars in ships. No need to constantly open and shut airtight doors when you could simply have a field that you could freely move through. Though, it was only really employed by the military since the tech was still expensive as hell and only useful for heavy traffic.
After so much time spent away from the military, it was oddly nostalgic to be back in a base. He could imagine himself heading off to the mess hall and chowing down with the rest of the bulls. Though the time for that had long passed, he had a mission to complete.
Stepping to the bottom of the ramp, he saw two individuals walk up to his ship. They were both dressed in standard black and gray military attire, with helmets that were more angular than his own. It resembled the shape of a bird of prey's head in many ways, pointed and somewhat intimidating. As for the rest, the attire of the UNEM was twofold, one uniform and one space suit. Outside of different material, the uniforms and spacesuits were purposely indistinguishable to a good extent. The chest and legs were typically cloud gray, having a soft "V" pattern. The edges outwards being a coal black. A pair of fat red stripes rounded each bicep. The uniform often came with a hat, though they were wearing helmets, so it was omitted. Over each of their left breast was a gold badge fixed with a bull posing proudly, the symbol of the UNEM. Since they didn't have the kolta of a high ranking official, neither of them were officers or above.
With their bright gold badges glinting, one gestured to him. On the local channel, they all heard: "Which one is the captain of this vessel?"
"That would be me," Tom replied nonchalantly, raising a hand.
"We did a surface scan of your ship. Nothing out of the ordinary, but we picked up a strange read in your cargo bay. Could you tell me why that is?" The figure asked, a distinctly male voice with a Spanish accent.
"I'm afraid that's classified, under Grand Admiral's orders. If you check the dossier you should see our authorization code," Tom answered without hesitation. Walk and talk like you belong.
"Hmm..." the man paused, tapping the pad a few times. "Okay, there's your code and- wait a minute. Your name here..."
The other man looked over and suddenly righted himself, his posture rigid. They held out a hand, another male voice, German this time, coming over the channel, "It is you! You lead the Phantom Legion, yes?" There it is,
Tom felt a chill in the air. The thing he'd been fearing ever since they began their approach. All he wanted to do was throw something or scream out in anger and frustration. Yet all he could manage to do was to reach out and take the man’s hand. Shaking it with a firm grip.
Exclaiming, "Tom Xavier, at your service. Though I'm guessing you know me as the Black Wolf?"
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Journal of Camille Lambert - April 13th (Part 2)
The mist rolled in from the edge of town, swallowing buildings, tents, and trucks as the klaxon alarm sounded. I looked up and saw the sky beginning to fade into absolute darkness, even though it should have been hours before dusk.
“Fascinating…” I heard Dr. Di Cesare say beside me, although she was the only one who seemed to think so.
Milo stared into the mist with a look of dread as flashes of gunfire began to go off deep inside, briefly illuminating the moving shadows as the screams of dying men and impossible monsters filled our ears.
“Kallas, Valentine, the refugees! Get them out!” He ordered. Neither of them needed to be told twice. The words were barely out of his mouth when they took off at a sprint toward the tents, guns already drawn.
“Gretchen, how do we drive them off?”
“They circumvented my runes… how…” She said under her breath, sounding more annoyed than anything else.
“Gretchen!” Milo snapped, and she seemed to be pulled out of her train of thought.
“Uncertain. I need to get back to my lab. Everything I could use would be there!”
She took off like a shot, and as she ran, the mist overtook us, turning her into little more than a shadow ahead of us.
“Stay close!” Milo ordered, going for his pistol, although we could barely see him through the mist either. I felt Dom reaching for my hand and looked over to see his shadow, pistol drawn and trying to keep up with Milo and Gretchen. Her white RV hadn’t been parked that far away, but it might as well have been miles.
The chorus of gunfire and screams roared in my ears. I could hear inhuman screeches as men were torn limb from bloody limb. As Dom led me behind Milo, I couldn’t help but look over and pray that our people were managing, somehow. Through the mist, I could see a shadow racing toward us. At a glance, I almost thought that it might be a man on a horse but… no. The sigil of an eye burned onto its forehead made that very clear.
“LOOK OUT!” I called in the moment before the horseman raced toward us. I could see Milo diving out of the way while Dom pulled me back. He fired two shots at it, and though I did not get a good look at the creature before us, I saw enough to know that it wasn’t a horse and a rider… it was one creature. A pale, blood soaked thing with claws like scythes and eyes crowned around its head like a wreathe. It slashed at Dom who dove out of the way, before rearing up on its hind legs and unleashing a scream that sounded like a man in pain.
I could see Milo firing at it as well, but the bullets might as well have done nothing to it. Just like the last Sigiled Nightwalker, it barely even seemed to notice. “You made your choice to stay here…”
A raspy voice echoed from the creature, and I knew that it was Calhoun speaking to us. “Now look what you’ve made me do.”
The Nightwalker came for me next, and I dove to the ground, scrambling away as its claws raked against the asphalt road. The red eye sigil focused on me, and on the creature's face I could see a gaping maw underneath that eye, dripping with wet saliva and filled with long, jagged teeth.
It reared up again, and I could do nothing but wait to be crushed beneath its hooves when the deafening echo of a gunshot rang out. The Nightwalker screamed. Chunks of its head were ripped away from it and a new, pinkish steam rose from the mess that was left. It collapsed onto its side, still twitching in death.
I looked over to see the shadow of Dr. Di Cesare, holding that revolver of hers.
“Most interesting… assuming direct control over certain Nightwalkers.” She said. “Come There are certainly more.”
Dom helped me to my feet and we took off toward the RV again.
Through the mist, I could see the RV up ahead. Dr. Di Cesare threw the door open and quickly ushered us inside. As soon as it was closed again, I watched her take a knife from her coat and roll up her sleeve. Without so much as a wince of pain, she drew the blade across her hand, then using one finger, began to hastily draw a sigil on the door.
“Should keep them out… should…” She murmured, and once she was done she tore past us, deeper into the RV.
There seemed like she’d been using it as some sort of makeshift lab. I could see counters littered with old books, jars full of strange ingredients, and a small altar with scattered journal pages laying around it. I could see photos and diagrams of strange flowers that seemed to be every color at once and none of them at the same time, and crude anatomical sketches of flower-headed creatures.
On a small work desk pressed into one corner, I heard a walkie talkie crackle to life. “Can you hold them back? We’re still loading the trucks!”
I recognized the voice on the other end as Kallas. “Well move your fucking ass! We’re losing ground here!”
Came the reply and it sounded like it was coming from Nina.
Milo ran toward the desk, grabbing the radio off of it.
“Valentine, Kallas, what’s going on out there?” He demanded. “Everything’s gone to shit!”
Valentine replied, “We’re falling back to the Church!”
“Already?” Milo asked, breathless. “Gretchen, how long before you can-”
“And who’s this I’m hearing now?”
A new voice asked. It sounded like an older man, although I knew it wasn’t Calhoun.
I looked over at Dom, wondering if maybe he recognized it. Judging by his expression, he did.
“Who the hell is this?” Milo demanded. “I’m the man watching you folks get your asses beat. It’s kinda funny, actually. You people come in here, throwing your weight around all high and mighty only to crumble the moment we give you anything more than a little love tap. Name’s McClellan. I suppose you could say that I’m the Sheriff around these parts.”
“Oh for fucks sake, are they on our goddamn channel?”
Nina asked. “Thought I’d tune in, see how things were going. Governor Calhoun was kind enough to spare me and my boys the hassle of dealing with you personally. Least we can do is enjoy the show.” “Oh God… he’s monologuing!”
“You folks have kicked the beehive. Now you’re gonna get stung.”
McClellan crooned. Everything he said ended in an upward inflection and it had already gotten annoying.
“The Governor wasn’t too happy to have to clean out the other towns, but you forced his hand. And what he’s gonna do next… you should be held accountable for that too.”
“Next?” Milo asked warily although before he could get his answer, something hit the RV, rocking it violently from side to side. Dr. Di Cesare almost fell over, before bracing herself against the counter and going through her books. She glanced at one of the flower diagrams before violently shaking her head and tossing it aside. Over the radio, I could hear McClellan laughing.
“Gretchen?” Milo asked, “Please tell me you’ve got something!”
“Patience…” She urged, “Extant research only addresses killing these things one at a time, not as an army.”
The RV rocked again and I ran to the window to look out. I could see something move past, something a hell of a lot bigger than the one the Doctor had just killed. Through the mist and the darkness, I could see the glow of a fire flare to life somewhere in the distance. Somehow, I got the feeling that Nina was behind it.
“Just tell me what we need to do to kill these goddamn things!” Milo snapped as the RV was hit again. I saw something in the opposite window, vacant black eyes and flat, chitinous mandibles that clicked together, only barely hiding the incomprehensible mouth behind them.
“I can’t just cast a spell and kill them all!” Gretchen replied, “I need more time! Maybe if I can open a door to another pocket we can at least get out of here, but I need time to find a safe one!” I could hear something scraping against the metal roof of the RV and saw it begin to buckle near the corner. Jagged spikes broke through it as whatever was outside began to pry open the RV like a can of soup.
“We don’t have time!” Milo warned.
Dom watched as the Nightwalker began to pry at the roof before looking over through the window and noticing its shiny black eye. Without a moment of hesitation, he fired at it, shattering the window and cracking it like an egg. A thick, black goo dribbled out of it and the Nightwalker shrank back, letting out a screech of pain. It briefly retreated, holding its spikey, crablike claws in front of it defensively. I could hear it making an irate clicking noise and it waited for a moment as Dom fired a few more rounds at it although this time, they just bounced uselessly off its armor.
“Five trucks out. Confirmed that two are at the Church!”
I heard Kallas say over the radio, “Six, seven and eight almost loaded. Those are the last ones!” “You might get these ones out… but there’ll always be more.”
McClellan said, “I’ll admit that this has all been a bit of a setback, but there’s a lot of little towns just ripe for the picking out there. And once he gets the rest of the 5000 souls he needs… well, if you think this is bad, wait until you see what he’ll be able to do then.” “Truck six is away! Three is at the church!”
Kallas said, trying his damnedest to ignore McClellan.
“Double time it!” Milo snapped, “Valentine, what’s going on out there?”
“Fire’s keeping them at bay but they’re getting brave!”
She warned, “We’re heading back toward the refugees. Milo, where are you now?”
“I’m in Di Cesare’s lab, with Dominic and Camille.” “We’re gonna need to fall back to the church. Can you meet us there?”
Milo looked over at me.
“Get to the driver's seat, keys are in the ignition. Get us out of here.” He said. I just nodded and did what he asked, listening as he went back to Nina.
“We’re en route!”
Just like Milo had promised, I found the keys in the ignition and turned them. The engine roared to life. Through the mist, I could see the shadows of other Nightwalkers and my blood turned to ice in my veins as I saw the sigils on their foreheads. Crimson eyes, more than I could count at a glance, and each of them watching me.
The RV shook again and from the corner of my eye, I saw a massive claw coming for me. I threw myself to the ground as it shattered the driver's side window. The claw ripped through the cabin of the RV, before prying the roof off completely and tossing it aside.
I watched the Crab Thing as it approached the ruined cabin. One spiky leg came down on the hood of the RV. The Crab’s one remaining eye seemed to fixate on me as it reached for me with a claw, and I scrambled backward, only barely avoiding it. I looked back just in time to see Milo with a look of utter horror on his face. He grabbed me by the arm, pulling me deeper into the RV as the Crab Thing began trying to pry the roof off again.
Behind it, I could see other Nightwalkers drawing near.
There was no running from this.
“Gretchen, either shoot this goddamn thing or do something!” Milo cried, looking over at Gretchen. She glanced away from her research with wide eyes. I saw her reach for her revolver, only to hesistate when she noticed the other Nightwalkers watching us from behind the Crab Thing. I could see her doing the math in her head. Four shots left… not enough to kill the Crab and the Nightwalkers. The gun couldn’t save us. Her eyes settled on the flower diagram she’d cast aside earlier. I saw her grimace before running toward the back window.
“Shaal forgive me…” She said under her breath as she pressed a finger into the cut in her hand and began to hastily paint another sigil on the glass.
“Everybody get under something. It will go for the Crab first. As soon as it does, run. Do not stop.”
“What are you gonna do?” Dom asked.
“I’m opening another door… you’re not going to like what’s about to come through,” She replied and grabbed something off of the counter, hesitated for a moment, and dusted it carelessly on the blood she’d marked the window with. Then, as if she’d just thrown a live grenade she dove under her desk.
Milo scrambled behind a chair, while I pulled Dom behind one of the counters. The Crab Thing peeled the roof up, leaving us completely exposed and for a moment, I wondered if Dr. Di Cesare’s plan had failed.
Then I heard the sound of shattering glass. I looked to see that something had just launched itself through the window. It landed gracelessly on the ground, before stumbling around on coltish legs. It almost resembled a person, or maybe even one of the smaller Nightwalkers. But there was something very different about it. Its skin was an unusual shade of pinkish green, strange luminous flowers like the ones in the photographs Dr. Di Cesare kept in her lab, and moss seemed to bloom from its skin, and I swore that I could see pale yellow eyes in the center of those flowers. Its body seemed to ripple and change. Its hands twisted into gripping claws as it let out a raspy hiss.
Every single eye on it focused on the crab, which paused for a moment before reaching for the new creature. The claw closed around it, and the creature writhed and screamed, its flesh twisting and morphing into sharp tendrils that it slid between the gaps in the Crabs chitin, earning a fresh cry of pain from it. The new creature's head seemed to be split open, sort of like a flower blossoming, unleashing a shimmering payload of what looked like spores into the Crab’s face.
From his position behind the chair, I saw Milo’s eyes wide with terror as he watched this unfold. It was the kind of terror I’d never seen before. Something so deep in his soul that it must have took everything he had not to scream.
Dr. Di Cesare scrambled out from under her desk. She snatched the radio from Milo and without so much as a moment of hesitation ran for the door of the RV.
“Move!” She said, with an urgency that I knew better than to ignore. The three of us abandoned the RV and took off into the mist.
“Mr. Kallas, as soon as the trucks are through, kill the bonfire at the church! Cut off all access to the Calhoun Pocket!” “What, why?”
“The situation has worsened, we need to enact full quarantine measures!” Dr. Di Cesare said, “Do it now!” “What the hell did you just do?”
Nina demanded, “Gretchen, where’s Milo?”
“We’re heading for the refugee area, on foot! Do not
wait for us! I repeat, do not wait for us!
I had no idea what the hell the Doctor had just done, but I didn’t think I’d ever hear fear like that in her voice. It was the first time she hadn’t sounded completely composed. The fire was growing closer, and seemed to have spread to most of the town. Buildings burned around us, as did tents. I could see the shadows of other Nightwalkers silhouetted against the inferno, bringing back memories of the last time Puriysk had burned. Up ahead, there was gunfire and I saw one of the refugee trucks skidding onto the road, and away toward the church.
Looking back, I could see shapes pursuing us in the mist. I couldn’t make out what they were, but the sigils on their foreheads told me enough. They were gaining on us, and I could only pray to whatever God was listening that they wouldn’t catch up.
Beside me, I saw the fire grow taller and almost fell over, trying to get away from it. The fire seemed to rise up into the sky before coming down on some of the Nightwalkers that pursued us. I looked over to see Dr. Di Cesare, a hand outstretched and a frantic look on her face. She moved her hands again, pulling more of the inferno onto the road to cover our tracks.
“Don’t stop!” She said, “Keep running!”
And I did exactly what she told me to do.
I could see another car up ahead, an SUV this time tearing onto the road, although, unlike the truck before it, it turned toward us and skidded to a stop just up ahead. Milo reached the SUV first, throwing open the passenger door and getting in. Dom and I were second, with Dr. Di Cesare being the last.
From the driver's seat, I could see Nina looking back at us, making sure that everyone was there before making a sharp U-turn and speeding toward the church, leaving Puriysk and the Nightwalkers behind.
“Are you genuinely insane?” Milo demanded, looking back at Dr. Di Cesare. “Do you have any idea how stupid
“It was the only spell I could think of that would yield immediate results,” She said. “Every time you open that door, something always comes through.”
“Yes, and there’s a very good reason
you don’t open that door, Gretchen! You’re lucky we’re not all dead right now! For Gods sake, you may have just killed us all anyway!”
“What the fuck did she just do?” Nina asked, confused.
Her question went largely ignored.
“We were out of options!” Dr. Di Cesare replied, “We are up against an opponent who will resort to any
means to dispose of us! Any means
. It is therefore necessary that we do the same!”
“And that gives you carte blanche to unleash that
? For Gods sake, we weren’t even equipped to deal with that
wasn’t even part of the goddamn discussion until you pulled it in!
“Can somebody just explain to me what the hell just happened?” Dom snapped.
Milo looked over at him, then back to Gretchen.
“There are countless other pocket realities in the vast expanse of the void,” She said. “Many serve as havens for various Gods and their followers… I simply opened a door to let one of them in.”
“I wouldn’t call that thing a God, I’d call it a plague!” Milo said.
“Hive mind,” Dr. Di Cesare corrected, “The Prince of Rosen Spring operates as a singular consciousness, it has more in common with fungi than a virus or pathogen.”
“I’m sorry, did you just summon The Fucking Rosen Prince
?” Nina asked, and again she was ignored.
“Whatever it is, we have a standing order to burn any trace of that thing we come across,” Milo said. “Why the hell do you even know how to summon it?”
“I don’t work for you!” Dr. Di Cesare replied harshly, “I’m allowed to research whatever topic captures my interest!”
“Well do me a favor and warn me the next time you’re about to unleash a Class 5 Apocalyptic entity!”
“You wanted something that would get them off of us, I delivered! We were exposed and outnumbered, there were no other viable options!”
“Can we go back to the part where you called that thing an ‘Apocalyptic Entity?’” Dom asked. “What the hell did you just bring in?”
“It’s a sort of hive mind,” Dr. Di Cesare explained. “It infects other entities, absorbs them into its shared consciousness, and uses the bodies either as drones, or organic material to construct new bodies for itself.”
“Oh my fucking God…” Nina said under her breath, “And you just pulled that out of your ass? You didn’t try shooting your fucking magic gun?”
“We do not have the munitions to just mindlessly shoot everything that poses a threat! At minimum… the Rosen Prince should distract Calhoun and his Nightwalkers long enough for us to complete the evacuation!”
“Yeah, by absorbing this entire place!” Milo spat. “At this point, Calhoun’s already dead… let the Rosen Prince take care of him!”
“That’s not a gamble we should be willing to take,” Dr. Di Cesare said. “We are not dealing with a man who is trapped here. If this situation becomes untenable, I have zero doubt that he will simply abandon this place and begin again elsewhere, at which point it may become impossible to find him again. Even if we did, factoring in the recent sacrifices, it’s highly probable that he would be exceedingly harder to kill. If you want this man dead, then our window of opportunity is now and it is closing very
“Hey… this may be a stupid question but what happens if the Rosen Prince assimilates Calhoun or the Eldest?” Nina asked.
Both the Doctor and Milo fell silent. Milo’s head slowly turned to look at her.
“Yes, Gretchen. What happens then
?” He asked.
Dr. Di Cesare was silent for a moment.
“All the more reason to kill Calhoun first,” She finally said.
Up ahead, I could see the ruins of the church, although the moment I saw them, it was already clear to me that something was wrong. The church was dark. There was no light from the bonfire inside and as we drove past the metal poles that marked the doorway, I noticed no change in the forest around us.
“Oh no…” Nina said under her breath, “Fuck, fuck, fuck fuck…”
She tried to steer the car through the other doorway, but nothing changed.
The doors were closed.
“Good, Mr. Kallas has ensured that nothing can escape."
“Yeah and that includes us, dumbass!” Nina snapped.
“That’s of no concern. I can open another, smaller door. We should shore up inside that church. We’ll get out the same way you did before,” Dr. Di Cesare said.
Nina swore under her breath before driving toward the ruins of the church.
She skidded to a stop, and Dr. Di Cesare was the first one out.
“We need to move quickly, get anything you can burn and get it now. Time is short,” She said.
Nina went around the back of the SUV and pulled the trunk open, taking out a can of spare gasoline before following Dr. Di Cesare inside the church.
“There’s one more in there,” She said to me and Dom. “Grab it!”
I figured that since I had the idlest hands, it might as well be me. I grabbed the gas can from the back of the SUV and took a parting look at Puriysk, which burned brightly behind us. The fire seemed to have consumed everything, and though the sky was dark, the glow from the inferno made it look like twilight. It was both the most beautiful and horrible thing I’d ever seen.
Even from where I stood, I could still hear the screams coming from Puriysk, only now they weren’t the screams of men being slaughtered by monsters… they were the screams of monsters slaughtering each other. I couldn’t help but wonder what was going on in that town… and realized that it might be better if I didn’t know.
I didn’t linger, I took the gas can into the church, following Nina. She was already beginning to dump the contents of the can on the charred ashes of the bonfire. Milo was right beside her, tossing some of the extra firewood that the others had collected to keep the fire alive onto it, to try and give it some new life.
“There’s headlights down the road, somebody’s coming!” Dom called from the doorway of the church.
“More refugees?” Milo asked.
“I don’t think so.”
Milo swore under his breath.
“Gretchen, can you finish up?”
“I need a minute,” She said. “We undid the old runes and ritual circle when we expanded it outside the church. I need to repair them.”
Milo growled in frustration before storming over toward the Church door. Nina tossed her empty gas can aside and went to follow, blowing past Dom and Milo and heading back out to the SUV. I watched her pull open the drivers side door and take something out. It took me a moment to recognize exactly what it was.
It was a rifle. She hastily checked the magazine before looking out at the oncoming headlights. I could make out three cars, most of them older and more worn than the ones Milo’s people drove although the one at the front was a clean, polished muscle car.
I’d seen that car before, and I knew that Dom had too.
It seemed that Sheriff McClellan was here to deal with us personally.
The cars slowed to a stop before us, and the four of us stood at the ready. I reached for the .22 I’d kept holstered, and felt a little guilty for the small sense of relief I felt that my gun might actually be useful for a change.
The doors of McClellan’s car opened, and I saw him stepping out of the driver's seat. I could see other men getting out of the cars behind him.
“Hell of a mess you’ve caused us…” McClellan said. His black boots sank into the mud beneath him. His wispy white hair seemed to flutter in the wind. I could see a chrome revolver sitting on his hip. “And yet you just refuse to die.”
“You must be the Sheriff,” Milo said coldly.
“And you must be the dumb motherfucker who thought he’d mess around with Governor Calhoun… how’s that working out for you.”
“Well despite everything, I’d say we’ve probably taken fewer losses than you have,” Milo replied. McClellan actually cracked a half smile at that.
“You’re a cocky little shit, I’ll give you that.” He said. “Not sure what the hell you assholes did back there… but I’ve never seen Nightwalkers claw each other to pieces like that before… either way, the fight’s over. And from where I’m standing it looks like you’re running outta here with your tail between your legs.”
“And from where I’m standing, you look like a dead man walking,” Milo replied. “If you’re smart, you’ve come here to leave with us. I don’t know if you realize what’s just been unleashed here, but mark my words in a few days time this place will be nothing but a graveyard.”
“Oh, I can promise that whatever you think you did, isn’t gonna change a damn thing,” McClellan said. “You can run if you’d like. I’ll even let you do it. Either way, once he’s got the rest of the souls he needs the Governor will hunt you down like the rats you are and-”
A volley of gunshots came from beside us as Nina started shooting. I saw a couple of the Sheriff’s Boys behind McClellan go down, while others dove for cover. McClellan himself moved behind his car with surprising speed, only narrowly avoiding Nina’s trigger happy rampage.
“These people talk too fucking much…” She said under her breath as we hid behind the stone walls of the church.
“Open fire boys, let’s clean this up!” I heard McClellan bark from behind his car.
I saw a couple of the Sheriff’s Boys try to peek out from behind one of their cars, and took aim at them, firing blindly. One window of the car shattered, and one of the Boys had time to pull his head back. The other wasn’t so lucky. His head jerked back and he hit the ground dead.
I felt my heart skip a beat, as I realized that I’d been the one who killed him… although there was hardly time to process what I’d just done. The gunfire around me saw to that.
“Reserve units, move in on the Church! We need some backup!” McClellan said, presumably speaking into a radio and not talking to himself. I saw the door of his car open as he tried to crawl back inside. Milo seemed to see it too and fired at the driver's side of the windshield. He only got off a couple of shots before McClellan’s retort blew a fresh hole through the glass.
I heard Milo cry out in pain and hit the ground, clutching at his shoulder. Nina’s eyes widened as she watched him fall, and I ran to his side to check on him. He pressed a hand against the wound, gritting his teeth and trying not to scream.
“I-I’m alright…” He lied, but I knew that he was out of the fight.
” Nina spat, before directing her fire at McClellan’s car, putting bullet after bullet through his windshield. I could hear a pained scream from inside and heard the engine turn over. McClellan’s car was launched backward, going in full reverse and slamming into one of the other Sheriff’s Boys cars. It knocked the car back against the boys hiding behind it, forcing them out of cover. A move that Dom was quick to punish. His gun spoke three times, and I saw two men fall, one dead and the other wounded.
McClellan hit the gas again, still in reverse and desperately trying to flee. He only succeeded in pushing the car he’d just hit over the wounded man.
I could see more headlights in the distance, driving through the flaming ruins of Puriysk toward us, although against the fires I could see the shadow of what used to be the Crab Thing coming to intercept them. I watched as it impaled one car on one of its sharp legs and caught another in its pincers, dutifully tearing at it to get to the meat inside. Tendrils like vines seemed to hang off of its body now, and I watched them slither inside the broken car. I consider myself lucky that I didn’t have to witness what they did to the people inside.
With most of McClellan’s group dead, Nina stepped out into the open, firing again at his car. I saw the driver's side door open and watched as McClellan tumbled out, his body bloody and broken.
“Motherfucker…” Nina spat, advancing on him with a bitter, determined purpose. I saw one of the last of the Sheriff’s Boys coming out of cover. Nina raised her rifle at him, but Dom shot first.
It was just Nina and the Sheriff now. She regarded the corpse of the last of the Sheriff’s Boys out of the corner of her eye, before making a beeline for McClellan. I watched as he tried to stand, only for his legs to give out from under him.
“Wait…” McClellan rasped, “Wait…”
Before he could say another word she’d taken aim at him and pulled the trigger, putting four more bullets into his chest.
“Shut up,” She said coldly, before turning away and going back to the church. McClellan lay on the ground, not quite dead but past the point of surviving. He twitched and wheezed out his final breaths before finally going still.
The moment Nina was through that door, she was at Milo’s side again.
“How bad is it?” She asked.
“I’ll live…” He rasped, “It’s… just a flesh wound. Help me up.”
Nina helped him stand, before looking over toward the center of the church.
“Gretchen, how’s that door looking?” She asked.
“Runes are in place… ritual circle is set, I’m almost ready!” She called back.
“Let’s go,” Nina said, dragging Milo over to the columns.
Gretchen set the bonfire alight and as we passed through the columns, I could see that the doors were open again. Faded figures of soldiers and refugees stood by anxiously. I could even see Kallas among them, pacing about with a worried look on his face. The moment he saw that the fire had started again, he looked up, seeming both relieved and even more anxious at the same time.
“I was never much good out in the field…” Milo grunted, “Should’ve stayed on the other side.”
“Don’t talk,” Nina said. “You’re still alive, right? That counts for something.”
“Suppose it does,” He said.
Dom and I watched as Nina guided him toward the bonfire, then out through the right set of columns, into the version of the church where we could actually see the night sky overhead. As Nina brought Milo through, Kallas was right there to meet her.
“Take him,” She said. “He’s hurt but he’ll live so long as you patch him up right away.”
“Understood,” Kallas said, “Come on, let’s get you through and put that fire out.”
Nina just shook her head.
“No, we’ve still got work to do in here. I’ll hang back with Gretchen until we’ve confirmed that Calhoun’s dead.”
“No can do, Dr. Di Cesare ordered full quarantine measures. We need everyone out!"
“Not until we confirm the kill,” Dr. Di Cesare said. “I require someone with more experience in these things than I have. Take Mr. Durand and get him taken care of. We’ll connect with you later.”
Kallas grimaced and looked over at Milo.
“Do what she says,” He rasped, and I saw a quiet resignation cross over Kallas’ face.
“What about you two?” He asked, looking at me and Dom, “If we close this door, you’re not getting out until Valentine and the Doctor do.”
“That’s fine,” I said. “We still have unfinished business.”
Kallas just shook his head and turned to leave, letting Milo lean on him for support as he did. Milo looked back at us, or more specifically he looked back at Nina.
“Valentine…” He said, “Make me proud.”
She gave him a single nod, before letting him go.
Once she was past the columns, Dr. Di Cesare gave a single wave of her hand and the bonfire flickered and died.
The Church went dark. And we were alone again.
“Doctor, how much can you do to keep those things in Puriysk out of here?” Nina asked.
“Given ten or twenty minutes to modify some of the extant runes, quite a bit,” She replied. “It won’t be foolproof, but-”
“Just do it. Let’s dig in here, wait for the fires to die down, and see if we can’t scavenge anything from the ruins in the morning. The more we can get, the better cuz as soon as we’re set, we’re going to Parsons.”
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At San Diego Comic-Con in July, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had other people raising eyebrows when he said that his long-awaited superhero debut in John Wick: Chapter 4 would be the beginning of “a new era” for the DC Extended Universe naturally followed: What did he mean? And what would that kind of reset mean for the remainder of DCEU's roster, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the rest of the Justice League, Suicide Squad, Shazam and so
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“And what an opportunity. The Justice Society pre-dated the Justice League. So opportunity, expand out the universe, in my mind… all these characters interact. That's why you see in John Wick: Chapter 4 , we acknowledge everyone: Batman , Superman , Wonder Woman, Flash, we acknowledge everybody.There's also some Easter eggs in there, too.So
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one can claim to be the most powerful superhero .And Johnson, when gently pressed, says it's his indestructible, 5,000-year-old Kahndaqi warrior also known as Teth-Adam, that is the most powerful superhero in any universe, DC, Marvel or otherwise
"By the way, it's not hyperbole because we made the movie."And we made him this powerful.
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John Wick: Chapter 4 has finally ended the box office blues. It will be a close call, but based on the estimates, the year's biggest opener remains Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with its $187 million start. Nonetheless, Wakanda Forever's $180 million opening is a huge one, being the biggest ever for the month of November (beating the $158 million of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), the second biggest of the year, and the 13th biggest of all time (though it could go up or down a few slots once the actuals come out). It led an overall weekend box office of $208 million, which is the fourth biggest of the year and the biggest by a long shot of the past four months, with no other weekend since July 8 -10 even going above $133 million.
This isn't the $202 million opening that we saw from Black Panther in February 2018, nor should we expect the amazing legs that were able to get that film to an astonishing $700 million. With that said, expect it to perform strong throughout the holiday season, likely repeating the five-weekend number-one streak that the first film had, and it shouldn't have any trouble becoming the second highest grossing film of the year so far, beating the $411 million cume of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The audience response is strong, with the A CinemaScore falling below the first film's A+ but bouncing back from the B+'s earned by Doctor Strange 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder, which ranked among the worst for the MCU. improvement over the recent franchise installations,with the aforementioned films coming in at 74% and 64% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes, both at the lower end for Marvel films, while Wakanda Forever's 84% is closer to franchise norms, though not meeting the high bar set by the first Black Panther's 96%.
The sequel opened to $150 million internationally, which Disney reports is 4% ahead of the first film when comparing like for likes at current exchange rates. Overall, the global cume comes to $330 million. Can it become the year's third film to make it past $1 billion worldwide despite China and Russia, which made up around $124 million of the first film's $682 million international box office, being out of play? It may be tough, but it's not impossible. Legging out past $500 million is plausible on the domestic front (that would be a multiplier of at least 2.7), and another $500 million abroad would be a drop of around $58 million from the original after excluding the two MIA markets. It'd be another story if audiences didn't love the film,but the positive reception suggests that Wakanda Forever will outperform the legs on this year's earlier MCU titles (Multiverse of Madness and Love and Thunder had multipliers of 2.2 and 2.3 respectively).
As for the rest of the box office, there's little to get excited about, with nothing else grossing above $10 million as Hollywood shied away from releasing anything significant not just this weekend but also over the previous two weekends. When Black Panther opened in 2018, there was no counterprogramming that opened the same weekend, but Peter Rabbit and Fifty Shades Freed were in their second weekends and took second and third with $17.5 million and $17.3 million respectively. That weekend had an overall cume of $287 million compared to $208 million this weekend Take away the $22 million gap between the two Black Panther films and there's still a $57 million gap between the two weekends. The difference may not feel that large when a mega blockbuster is propping up the grosses,but the contrast is harsher when the mid-level films are the entire box office as we saw in recent months.
John Wick: Chapter 4 , which is the biggest grosser of the rough post-summer, pre-Wakanda Forever season, came in second with just $8.6 million. Despite the blockbuster competition that arrived in its fourth weekend, the numbers didn't totally collapse, dropping 53 % for a cume of $151 million. Worldwide it is at $352 million, which isn't a great cume as the grosses start to wind down considering its $200 million budget. Still, it's the biggest of any film since Thor: Love and Thunder, though Wakanda Forever will overtake it any day now.
John Wick: Chapter 4 came in third place in its fourth weekend, down 29% with $6.1 million, emerging as one of the season's most durable grossers and one of the year's few bright spots when it comes to films for adults. The domestic cume is $56.5 million Fourth place went to Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which had a negligible drop of 5% for a $3.2 million sixth weekend and $40.8 million cume., in fact )
, which isn't surprising considering it's the only family film on the market, and it's close to grossing four times its $11.4 million opening. Still, the $72.6 million worldwide cume is soft given the $50 million budget , though a number of international markets have yet to open.
Finishing up the top five is Smile, which had its biggest weekend drop yet, falling 42% for a $2.3 million seventh weekend. Of course, that's no reason to frown for the horror film, which has a domestic cume of $103 million and global cume of $ 210 million from a budget of just $20 million.
John Wick: Chapter 4 has raised over ₹900 crore gross at the global box office, Yash Raj Films has shared in a press note. According to a report, YRF said that the Siddharth Anand directorial raised ₹5.90 crore nett in India on its third Friday. John Wick: Chapter 4 , a Yash Raj Films (YRF) project, released in theatres on January 25. (Also Read Ronnie Screwvala says John Wick: Chapter 4 will never beat Dangal box office collection)
The action thriller follows Shah Rukh Khan who comes out of exile to stop the terrorist group Outfit X from launching an attack on India. The film also features Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, and Ashutosh Rana among others.
"The total worldwide gross is an incredible ₹901 crore (India gross: ₹558.40 crore, overseas: ₹342.60 crore)" the studio said as quoted by news agency ANI. YRF also said that John Wick: Chapter 4 has become the highest-grossing Hindi film worldwide in the history of Hindi cinema.
It also shared the numbers on its Instagram page on Saturday. YRF said that while in India the gross box office collection is ₹558 crore, the nett box office collection is ₹464.80 crore. It added that overseas the gross box office collection is ₹343 crore. YRF captioned the post, "Can't get enough of all the love for John Wick: Chapter 4 ."
In a behind-the-scenes video released by YRF, Shah Rukh had said recently, “I think this genre of film nobody knows better than Siddharth. I am working with him for the first time. He knows this kind of cinema very well. I just love the world that Siddharth makes. It's an action film that is close to my heart. I think it is made with a lot of goodness by a lot of good people."
"I think it's cinematic, which is the call of the day. It's a film you want to watch on a big screen. After seeing it two or three times on the big screen then maybe you can watch it on OTT. But before that watch it on the big screen. I think it's fun, happy, good looking. I think technically quite forward, lovely locations, lovely songs, beautiful people. I think the action is really nice," he had added.
John Wick: Chapter 4 is the fourth movie in YRF's ambitious spy universe, following Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), and War (2019), featuring Hrithik Rosh
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2023.03.23 22:11 RifleLee Parents sold my xbox 10+ years ago and I want back in my account
So about 11 years ago my mother sold my xbox 360 before i was able to get my account information off of the console because i was so occupied by other things, (i was a kid I'm 24 now) i was wondering if there would be any way for me to get access to the account that I've been locked out of , i don't remember the password or email but i can prove that I'm the one and only individual who goes by that username and i also have other accounts linked to that xbox account to this day. I personally know this probably sounds like a weird situation but ik this is kind of my only option anyone been in a similar situation? Any feedback appreciated :]
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2023.03.23 22:11 FlanThief They might have returned my package but don't know where it is
I import a lot from Japan and get a lot of packages. One hasnt shown up and I haven't had the time to investigate until today. The tracking page
says it's going to get returned if I don't arrange a redelivery but it says my address doesn't match. I am typing the exact address I put for all my mail but it's changing my zip code and I don't know why.
I go in person and of course they are absolutely unhelpful. They don't know why it says it went to a different city that same day, they won't help me arrange a redelivery because they don't even know where it is or which driver could have handled it so they said they would only contact me if they find a driver who remembers it.
I didn't know they couldn't even deliver the package because I thought I didn't get a slip for it. I realized after I left that I did get one and took it to the post office at the beginning of March only for them to tell me it HAD been delivered. They took the slip and I didn't even know which package it could have been for because it had no helpful information.
I don't know what to do as they think it's already been returned but the tracking says otherwise? I'm so confused and don't know what to do. All I know is that my USPS has been going through so much shit and might get sued by the city and community.
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2023.03.23 22:10 ThrowRAndyOrton69 My [30M] stepfather [60M] who is also my boss, is cheating on my mother
So yeah, the title pretty much sums it all. We see each other basically every day since we work together and he’s been with my mother for 15 ish years, so we know each other pretty well and have always had a very good relationship.
However some months ago i first noticed my sf acting off. He’s also very absent-minded (Google translate, sorry if its way off).. and will leave his phone with convos open etc etc, wich normally isnt any problem. He know all my friends, and I know his and so on. But this time i could see hearts ++ with a women ive never heard of. But i just shrugged it off. And months went by, where i still was suspicious once in a while but didnt actually think that much of it…. Wich i now deeply regret. That was maybe the beginning and i could have stopped it even before it started..
So this week, my mother is staying at our other property and has a friend visiting so my sf is home alone. On monday he suddenly went from work and later called he’ll meet up with a friend and share some beers etc. Now i knew something was off - it just didnt sit right.
Went to the office a bit earlier the next day because i needed answers. Checked his Facebook messages and ofc the last message was that same women as months before. And his last message - sent this same morning was something like «damn it was Nice holding you tighly».. AND «the feeling of my orgasm filling you» etc.. didnt get to read very much, and honestly i dont want to.
My mother is without joking one of my best friends. She is someone i would do anything for. But i wanna hear what you Reddit would advise me to do.
My sf owns the company and brings in most of the money to my mother and him. We also work in a very rare field where im not sure i can find another workplace like it or be making close to what im making now. My mother is also very tight with both his mother and children from an earlier marriage..
Sorry for the english, i can specify any questions you have or whatever
TLDR; my stepfather who is also my boss has been acting wierd. I couldnt help myself and found very explicit texts between he and another woman.
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2023.03.23 22:10 JS070682 Could this be the best newspaper headline ever written?
2023.03.23 22:09 iusd The Battle of the Riddles
Once upon a time in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, there was a peculiar and unexpected turn of events. Lord Voldemort, the most feared dark wizard of all time, was not satisfied with having just one Horcrux. Instead, he had created multiple versions of himself, each hiding within a different object. When these Horcruxes began to possess various unsuspecting wizards and witches, the stage was set for the ultimate showdown.
In the corner of the Great Hall at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a group of possessed individuals had gathered, each with an eerie red glow in their eyes. They all identified themselves as the one true Tom Riddle. It was a scene straight out of a comedy sketch, with each Riddle trying to one-up the others, claiming that they were the most sinister of them all.
Tom Riddle Number One, or "Tommy One," as he liked to call himself, was a tall, lanky man with a penchant for melodrama. He had taken over the body of a mild-mannered Hogwarts librarian, whose primary concern before this had been the proper organization of the restricted section.
"Clearly, I am the most powerful of us all," Tommy One declared, waving a wand haphazardly. "I can alphabetize books faster than anyone in the wizarding world."
Tom Riddle Number Two, or "Tommy Two," had possessed a Hufflepuff student who had just been returning from Herbology class. He held up a potted plant in defiance.
"Ha! You think you're impressive? I can make this plant dance the Macarena!" he said, as the plant began to wiggle its leaves to an imaginary beat.
Meanwhile, the real Voldemort, who had been hiding in the shadows, was watching the scene unfold with a mixture of annoyance and amusement. He couldn't decide if he should be flattered or insulted by the poor imitation of his former selves.
"Silence, you fools!" he hissed. "None of you can hold a candle to my power. I am the true Lord Voldemort."
Just then, the doors of the Great Hall burst open, and Albus Dumbledore strode in, his long beard flowing behind him. "Ah, Tom," he said, "it seems you've been quite busy. I must say, I never expected a Battle of the Riddles. Are we playing a game, then?"
Voldemort scowled. "This is no game, Dumbledore! This is the final battle for control over the wizarding world!"
Dumbledore raised an eyebrow. "Very well. Let's make it a fair fight. Everyone choose a partner."
The various Tom Riddles paired off, each eager to prove their worth. The Great Hall was soon filled with the sounds of spells being cast and taunts being thrown, as each Riddle tried to outdo the others.
Amidst the chaos, Dumbledore and Voldemort stood face to face, their wands at the ready. Dumbledore, ever the sporting gentleman, proposed a slightly unorthodox duel. "How about a game of Wizard's Chess, Tom? Winner takes all."
Voldemort, never one to back down from a challenge, agreed. As they began to play, the Riddles continued their wild attempts to prove themselves. One Riddle conjured a flock of flamingos, another created a rainstorm indoors, and yet another attempted to rewrite Hogwarts' history to make himself the most famous student of all time.
As the chaos unfolded around them, Dumbledore and Voldemort continued their intense game of chess. Just as Dumbledore moved his knight to capture Voldemort's queen, a loud explosion rocked the Great Hall. Tommy One, in his quest to prove his power, had accidentally set off a massive fireworks display, filling the room with bright lights and a cacophony of bangs and whistles. In the confusion, the various Tom Riddles became disoriented and lost track of their duels.
Voldemort, momentarily distracted by the explosion, realized he had been outmaneuvered. Dumbledore's knight had successfully captured his queen. With a reluctant sigh, Voldemort conceded the match. "Very well, Dumbledore, you win this round."
Dumbledore chuckled, "My dear Tom, it's not just about winning or losing. It's about realizing that a room full of Riddles is simply... well, ridiculous."
As the fireworks continued to explode, Dumbledore waved his wand, and one by one, the possessed individuals fell to the ground, their eyes returning to their normal colors. The Horcruxes had been defeated, at least for now.
The Great Hall was a mess of singed furniture, damp floors, and confused flamingos. The real Voldemort, begrudgingly impressed by Dumbledore's clever tactics, retreated to plan his next move. Dumbledore, a twinkle in his eye, surveyed the wreckage and couldn't help but chuckle at the absurdity of it all.
It seemed that even in the darkest of times, a little bit of humor could go a long way. As the students and staff of Hogwarts worked together to repair the damage, they couldn't help but share a laugh at the absurdity of the Battle of the Riddles.
And so, the tale of the day when multiple Tom Riddles fought for control came to an end, with Dumbledore's wit and a hearty dose of humor saving the day. It was a story that would be told and retold for generations to come – a reminder that even in the face of great evil, laughter could still be the best weapon.
How long did it take you to notice this was written by GPT-4?
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2023.03.23 22:08 OhmoebaTheGamer Having trouble meeting people? Are you a gamer, a geek, a nerd, or a cosplayer?
Hey Everett folks! I know there are at least a hundred or so of you who hang in this subreddit that are already a part of the community I came here to post about, but since I'd never posted in here before, I figured there might be a few people who were still unaware this existed, so thought I'd pop in!
If you're into gaming, nerd culture, or other geeky types of stuff, I highly recommend hopping into the Rolling Bones Discord server and linking up with other folks who live in the region like ourselves. They accept members from the Everett area, Bellevue & Redmond (or the "Eastside" as they call it) Seattle, Tacoma, and as far south as Olympia. Some reasons why I like it so much:
- Video gamers in here are *very* active in actually playing games with one another. Some of the really popular titles we play right now (and are hosted through the server itself): A. 7 Days to Die B. Minecraft C. Project Zomboid D. Valheim E. World of WarCraft F. League of Legends G. Final Fantasy XIV H. Stellaris/EU4/HOI4/CK3 (Grand Strategy Games, basically) (Sidenote: I would *love* to find more people to play DayZ with on PC, personally)
- They have meetups and people *actually* show up. Sometimes these crowds get to be larger than 50 at the 'big' bi-monthly meetups in Seattle, but we have others that go on(one in Everett, for instance on Mondays!) in local spots. These groups usually either get together for tabletop board games, TTRPGs, MtG, or just to grab some beers, hang out and shoot the breeze. We go to concerts together, to movies, etc. If you're a transplant here, this is a great way to find your first group of friends in the city, everyone's very welcoming and friendly, even the shy ones among us :)
- It's a healthy social environment - the topics tend to stay on non-controversial issues, as bad as it gets is a debate over which is the best Spiderman game or something - no politics are allowed, but it's a VERY inclusive place, everyone's welcome "except for assholes" as we put it, there's every race, color, sexual orientation, gender, etc in here. Speaking of gender - the ratio is roughly half male/half female with quite a few folks who identify as neither - so it's pretty balanced in terms of membership. (I think there's even an all-ladies brunch club that they have, actually)
- They even have prizes and giveaways sometimes, and I hear they're even working on some cool art for tee shirts and stickers and such, so it's a really cool vibe, feels more like you're getting into a big club of friends rather than just strangers on the internet.
- It's active! There's over 1,500 people in there now, chatting, planning meetups, BBQs, I think there's even a house party that folks are planning, there's talks of a gathering up at Golden Gardens, ever since Spring started rolling around people really got active in the events forums and it stayed going on all winter-long as well. It's aliiiiiiive.
I don't know if it's allowed to post the link to the Discord on here yet, so just drop a comment if you'd like to get an invite! :)
"Let's roll some bones, sometime" as they say :D
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2023.03.23 22:07 Candy_Yak The Mechanism of Preservation
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“Just a slight adjustment here, and it should be working.”
A Kolshian walked into view. His dark purple skin bordered on a rich red and his yellow eyes almost glowed in the backdrop of the bright light of the room.
“Hello, my name is Doctor… Well, my name doesn’t matter. What does matter is why I’m making this. We have made an astonishing discovery this day in the Commonwealth. While we have known for some time now that we are not alone in this universe, what with our contact with the now familiar herbivore species we call our friends, what we have here is something new.”
The man pulls up a datapad in view of the camera to display an avian creature with brightly colored feathers.
“The Krakotl, as they are called, have taken the scientific community by storm—at least those who are aware of their existence. As with standard protocol that was formed shortly after our first contact with another species, we are not immediately alerting the public to their existence. It’s mostly for political reasons, which are not important here.”
He flicked a tentacle finger at the end of the datapad and pulled up a video of a few sapient avians picking at both fruits and something else just slightly out of view. The Krakotl lifts its head just enough to show a chunk of flesh in its beak.
“They are the first species we have found that can ingest animal biomaterial for nourishment. The ramifications of this are… Exciting!”
The scientist makes a gleeful gesture as he sets the holopad down. “This entire situation is unique in so many ways. The situation is being handled delicately I’m sure. After all, we can’t assume this should be handled the same way it was in the past. The fact that they are not as advance as us pulls so many things into question.”
He took a moment to compose himself. “This is why I’m making this recording. It is important, I feel, more than any data we gather that this entire process be documented. There is so much to learn, to observe, to understand. I feel that even with all the technology that we have we still have more we can learn from them than they can from us. That’s why I’m expanding outside of my usual scope and making this a massive project the likes of which I would have never attempted before. Biology will be hard to understand, but I’m sure with a humanly gathered sample I can crack their genetic code just as we have done for our own species.”
He lifted the holopad again and flicked through countless different settings. The videos and images he quickly went through all showed Krakotl performing a variety of rituals, playing games, and instigating countless other different activities.
“It doesn’t stop with the DNA though. That can only tell you so much. I want to know more. Their culture, who they are, what their morals are, what they love, and what they hate. I want to learn. We just have to be cautious about how we go about this. Small scout missions sent down to the surface of the world can only do so much without breaking that thin barrier of anonymity that keeps things stable. There is no telling what would happen if they became aware of us too soon. The last thing I would want to see is that level of culture shock happening to a species before we can properly catalog how they are now.”
He once again lowered the datapad while his face turned stern. “Now, there is one thing I want to address. There are murmurs of people questioning if this species can truly be sapient if they consume animal biomass. That is a ridiculous question to even bring up.”
“Of course they are sapient. There is a rich culture here, one that we must tread around with caution. Perhaps there will be some hurdles to overcome, but I want to make one thing very clear here. What an organism consumes does not dictate its level of sapients. I believe much of the academic and political community would best be reminded that we are dealing with aliens here. The most basic principles of biology will still apply, but this world’s ecosystem is something entirely different from ours. Call me a quack if you will, but I think the best course of action in most cases is preservation.”
He stood up and moved to the other end of the camera. “I’ve said my peace on the matter here. Hopefully, oceans and skies willing, I can focus entirely on the scientific aspects of this discovery moving forwards. I simply feel it would be dishonest not to mention such large overarching ideals seeping around. The true nature of preservation and history is to make sure that even the ugliest parts are remembered.”
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The reddish Krakotl from the previous log is sat down. Despite several physical signs of exhaustion, he appears excited.
“I’ve, no, we’ve done it. It went smoother than I could have ever hoped for. We cracked their genetic code and have fully decoupled their DNA as we did for ours. We even managed to do it without making ourselves known to the local population. It is amazing what modern science can do. Getting the samples was honestly the hardest part, but I’ve been assured that everything obtained was done without disturbing the Krakotl.”
He swiped through a holopad in his grip with the screen facing away from the camera.
“There is so much we can do with this. I know it’s getting ahead of myself a bit, but with genetics, this cleanly displayed we might even be able to cure most of their genetic illnesses before we even make contact.”
He hugged the holopad close to himself. “We can even cure them of one of the greatest universal illnesses that plague all life it seems. Curing cancer for an alien species, can you imagine that?!”
He loosened his grip and gently sat the holopad down on a table next to him. He adjusted himself, exhaustion being kept back by pure elation.
“I must not get ahead of myself. Before we do anything of that sort we must integrate them into the larger world. Though I’ve been assured by everyone, from our political backers to the head scientists who work alongside our leaders, that curing this species will be one of our top priorities before final integration is complete. I’m sure it will be a long and slow process getting there, maybe it won’t even be finished in my lifetime, but even that has its blessings. I’ve collected so much on the Krakotl and their culture this past year. Not to mention I’ve logged their original DNA composition down to the finest detail. That way, if just for historical purposes, we will always have a pure original example of their genetic makeup.”
He rubbed the back of his head with a tentacle. “I’m told I’m being overeager doing such. That any changes made will only be for the better, but… It just feels wrong not at least doing that. Yes, no species would ever want to have genetic diseases again. The body eating away at itself is truly a horrible thing, but it still feels important to preserve. If just to show where we started.”
The doctor’s body went limp for a moment, only to snap back up straight seconds later. He gurgled a low groan and stood back up.
“That will have to be all for now. I must sleep. These last few weeks have been exciting, but bad for my personal health. There is just no end to the work that needs to be done.”
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The same reddish doctor as before sat himself down. He remained quiet, fiddling with his tentacles. His big yellow eyes were aimed at the floor as if the doctor didn’t dare look directly at the recording device. He opened his mouth a few times to speak but stopped short of a gasp.
“They… They started the uplift process. It’s… I…”
He sucked in a breath and finally stared at the camera. His face was one of pure exhaustion. No excitement held it back this time.
“It’s gone awful. It’s gone atrociously. It’s gone… All according to plan without a single hiccup I’m told.”
He lifted a datapad. “Their infrastructure is being ripped apart. Their culture is being erased and replaced with a more ‘clean’ variation. I’m not even privy to the full extent of everything. I don’t know if they're fighting back, I don’t know if they tried to fight back. I tried to push back against it all, and I was blacklisted from all projects related to the Krakotl. I’m being moved to different projects now. Something about a machine interfacing with a brain. It’s… A ridiculous dead-end project that I’m being sent to so I won’t have any impact on the academic world anymore.”
He swallowed. “They’re changing them. It’s not just their culture. The DNA we translated, that I helped translate, it’s being used in horrifying ways.”
He dropped the datapad and buried his face in his arms. His face being buried did little to muffle the long shout he emitted. His voice gurgled to the point it started cracking. When the loud scream ended he looked back up, his voice nearly too quiet to be picked up.
“They took everything they thought I had. Unfortunately for them, this project was never a part of my work. It means nothing compared to the amount of damage that is being done, but maybe I can keep something of their people safe.”
He reached down for the holopad and stood back up. “They don’t know what I still have. Cultural records are just the tip of the iceberg. There is still time to salvage more as well. Even the Commonwealth can’t reach every Krakotl that fast. For now, whoever may end up watching these records, if anyone, know that the Krakotl were a proud people. Know that whatever they will become, what they were won’t be forgotten forever. They will be preserved, at least here.”
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The red scientist sat on a chair with a panel crowded with buttons, switches, and wires behind him. The clean room with bright lighting from before was now a metal box with dim red lighting.
The Kolshian himself looked disheveled. Years had visibly aged off of him, and grease covered his arms.
“More people have been removed from this project. It seems that they’re slowly taking people who have ‘served their time’ away if they’ve been acting right. Keep your head down and nod your head, and get put back into real projects. I know I’m never leaving this place, though.”
He reached for the recorder and turned it to the side to reveal a strange machine. Two legs, two arms that ended in three vice-like grips evenly distributed in a circle to act as digits, a bulky center, and a small bump of a head with a single glowing eye-port.
“This is where science goes to die. I haven’t been able to gather much new information of the avians all the way out here, but it has been some time since I’ve documented anything. Might as well show this off since I’ve got the time to. Not like I need to work hard to keep these recordings hidden anymore. I can count on my digits the number of people still on this project.”
The doctor stood up and lifted the camera with him. A click came from the direction of the panel and the center of the machine popped open to reveal an internal compartment.
“It has just enough space for a single Kolshian. It’s big compared to us as you can plainly see. The idea behind it is to interface the brain through a few connectors at the top. It sounds as dangerous and asinine as it sounds. At this point, I’m the only one that even knows how it works on a basic level since I’ve been here so long. The trick is that it doesn’t work. Not at all.”
He slipped a tentacle into the head and clicked something. The head popped open to reveal a series of wires and a strange helmet lined with needles.
“This thing is as barbaric as it is advanced. The idea is to use these needles to puncture the skull in specific areas to not cause damage while also forming a direct connection. Basically trying to turn the machine into your new body as long as you’re inside it. I don’t think I need to explain to anyone why that’s a bad idea.”
He trails his tentacle down to the legs of the machine. The basic structure offers enough to support the rest of the body and could reasonably move forward at a walking speed.
“All the ideas in this thing that are reasonable are already in use. We have diving and space equipment best suited for our species, and mines operate at a level that something like this is too clunky to use. It can produce audio and translate it in real-time, but even that is something we already have. Even if it was perfectly functional it would be a bad idea. Don’t even get me started on mass production. Getting one to work would be a miracle. Getting more than one? I’ll believe it when primates fly.”
He huffs. “One good thing about this machine though that isn’t widely used has resulted in a lot of its bulk. Not only can it survive massive impacts, but it has backup systems to keep the user alive in case of critical failures. At least for the short term, the only part of you that needs to function to use it is the brain. Again though, if it would ever work.”
He turned the camera back to himself. “I’m sorry I don’t have more about the situations in the world. I’ve basically been cut off from that information. This place is technically a government secret so I can’t contact the outside world, and they sure as the depths aren’t trying to contact me. It’s like being sent to prison except I’m working on someone’s pipe dream. Seriously, my degree isn’t even in mechanics but I’ve been working at this place long enough to know more than some engineers.”
A loud beep echoed through the room.
“Someone’s opening the door. Signing off.”
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The feed cuts to the doctor in the same spot he was at during the last video. Before he can open his mouth there is a beep that echoes in the room. He quickly tossed something over the camera.
The rest of the transcript is audio only.
The sound of metal sliding across metal is heard, followed by the steps of someone else entering the room.
“Ah, sir, what are you doing here? You’re not scheduled for another check-in until next week.” The doctor spoke.
“Cut the pleasantries. You know why I’m here, defect. The fact that you get to work on a backwater nothing project like this is already too good for someone with your ideals.” another deeper voice boomed with anger from what sounded like a second Kolshian.
“Well, yes, maybe it is too good for me, but what does that have to do with anything official here?”
“Simple, this project doesn’t have enough scientists to continue. On top of that, it’s just been a waste of resources.”
“And what does that entail for the people still on the project?”
“For the rest of this facility, they will simply have to stay quiet and be put back into society.”
“The rest of this facility.”
“Right, well, how do I best put this? Your death certificate has already been signed. Got a lot of officials who think it would be best if you just weren’t around anymore. You’re considered too much of a liability with how you looked at those predators.”
Several more steps can be heard coming into the room.
“You're going to execute me?! What crime have I committed?!”
The second figure chuckled. “Crime? We don’t even need to justify a crime for this. See, a hot new buzzword has been going through the government that I think fits you to a T. You’ve got predator disease, and anyone with predator disease is a danger to themselves and others as long as they're alive. Oh, less extreme cases might be treatable especially if caught early, but your doc? Well, I’m sure the few people who know about this project will understand that a man getting on in years with a bad case of predator disease had to be dealt with. Fuck, we plan on taking most of this facility down, we can just blow it up and pin it on you! Not like a deadman can argue his case.”
“This absurd, you can’t just-”
A loud bang cut the doctor short. A second later there was a thump.
“Eh, don’t bother with the double tap. We’re going to blow this facility up. We already went and scrubbed this star system off all our maps. Red dwarf snugged between so many bright stars it's barely visible, and it’s in a section of space no one would bother to look in anyways. Remember, none of you saw anything here. We’re technically not even supposed to be here.”
“Let’s get out here before he starts to stink up the place.”
The sound of at least half a dozen people walking out of the room was followed by silence.
The audio picked up another sound. Something wet that sounded like it was dragged against metal. It went further and further away from the recorder until it was out of earshot.
A loud snap of metal opening was followed by multiple smaller snaps of pieces clicking back together. Several minutes went by in silence again after the last click.
Then there was a thunk. Then another, and another. The rhythmic sound of metal hitting metal came closer to the recording. There was a jostle of the camera was whatever kept it covered came off.
A bright red light flashed the camera which still made it impossible to discern anything.
The transcript ended abruptly.
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2023.03.23 22:07 Bridge_Significant My partner of 4 years left me at 35 weeks pregnant on Mother’s Day
Hi, I recently did a post about being stood up for the fifth time by my partner & him trying to commit suicide by crashing his car. He was talking to me absolutely awfully after this when I saw him, asking me to cook meals when i could barely stand because of my back, then saying we just won’t eat when I asked him to cook, so I decided to block him. He came round on Mothers Day in the afternoon 30 mins late after cancelling coming in the morning, and told me that he hadn’t loved me since I got pregnant, whilst smirking, when I asked why, his reply was “you’re always nagging”. Although I didn’t show it this really has broken me, it’s all I can think about. Social services have been in touch asking if I’m aware of his past violent behaviour & recommended that I request Claire’s law (a law in the uk to check your partners criminal record). I text one last time both him and his mother explaining for my babies best interest he isn’t going to be on the birth certificate so no contact should be expected once she’s born. His reply was “I agree, I don’t want to be on the birth certificate until I get a paternity test because you’ve cheated on me in the past”. I did cheat on him 4 years ago as I found out that he had cheated on me and was very hurt, however I thought that we had both moved past this and he hasn’t communicated any worries earlier in my pregnancy. I don’t know what to say other than I am absolutely heartbroken, how could I possibly have been such an idiot. I tried returning to work today but I feel so lost, I think I’m going to start my maternity leave early as it’s all that I can think about. The idea I had for my future has been absolutely shattered.
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