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2023.03.26 01:08 wavyalien “Mushrooms” at the headshop?

Hey guys, never made a post here so I’m probably gonna sound stupid, but I went to the headshop earlier with a friend who wanted to cope some delta 8 edibles. While we were there the guy behind the counter was showing off various items and then he pointed above him to the “psychedelics”. He said they were mushroom edibles but the bag didn’t say what they were only that they contained “no psilocybin”. The packaging looked very black market and had a mushroom on the front and I believe it contained one giant gummy. Dude behind the counter said it was the “delta 8” version of shrooms whatever that means lmao. I’m just wondering if anything like this is popping up at smoke shops near you? I have absolutely no clue what this shit could possibly be
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2023.03.26 01:08 OrangesmobileYT [BO2] I bought the season pass but I get this when I try downloading map packs on my Xbox Series X. I have no restrictions on these settings. I tried calling Microsoft support but they keep putting me on hold. Does anyone have a fix?

[BO2] I bought the season pass but I get this when I try downloading map packs on my Xbox Series X. I have no restrictions on these settings. I tried calling Microsoft support but they keep putting me on hold. Does anyone have a fix? submitted by OrangesmobileYT to CallOfDuty [link] [comments]

2023.03.26 01:08 Swimming_Writer3495 Transcription of Vinny’s tiramisu cake from latest Dessert Person video:

It’s a complicated recipe so I typed this up for my own reference. Ingredients in the video description.
Cake: 1. Grease bottom of 13x18 inch sheet pan and apply silicon mat or parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350F 2. Combine cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt, set aside. 3. Whisk 6 egg yolks and ½ cup sugar until pale and thick, about 1 minute. 4. Stream in the buttermilk, olive oil, and vanilla extract to yolk mixture 5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth 6. Use stand mixture to whisk the egg whites, pinch of salt, and cream of tartar. Beat at medium low, and once the whites start to get creamy and opaque, increase speed to medium high and stream in the remaining ½ cup sugar until you have stiff peaks 7. Fold 1/3 of egg whites into the yolk mixture, then another 1/3, then last 1/3, just until it’s streak free, then scrape onto prepared sheet tray. Tap to pop any air bubbles. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown 8. Remove from oven nd allow to cool completely in pan on a cooling rack Filling: Mocha pastry cream- 9. Heat coffee beans and vanilla in milk over medium-low heat until steaming and just rippling beneath the surface, about 10 minutes 10. Sprinkle gelatin onto 2 tablespoons of cold water (don’t stir) and allow to sit and hydrate for about 10 minutes at room temp 11. Combine cornstarch, 3 tablespoons sugar. Whisk in yolks for about 1 minute, then whisk more vigorously for another minute 12. Slowly strain warm mik mixture into yolk mixture, whisking frequently to temper the eggs 13. Add mixture back into sauce pan (off), rinse bowl and add chocolate and butter into empty bowl. Set heat to medium low, whisk saucepan mixture constantly until thick and bubbling, about 3 minutes 14. Stop when the mixture starts to hold the marks of the whisk, and immediately scrape into the bowl. Combine mixture until chocolate is melted/incorporated 15. Rinse sauce pan, add gelatin, set at low/medium low, once melted mix into chocolate mixture Italian meringue- 16. Add ½ cup sugar into sauce pan with a few tablespoons of water 17. Put egg white into (clean) stand mixer bowl, add cream of tartar and salt 18. Put saucepan over medium-high heat, stir to dissolve sugar, bring to boil and swirl occasionally, when pan hits 225F, start stand mixture over low (trying to achieve soft peaks), keep cooking saucepan until 238F, set mixer to medium high once you have soft peaks and slowly stream in the heated mixture into the stand mixer. Whip until you have firm peaks. 19. Whip pastry cream, then fold mixture into your pastry cream in 3 additions, until streak free Assembly 20. Line 8 inch cake pan with plastic wrap 21. Peel thin golden brown layer off cake. Use serrated knife to cut 2 8 inch circles, and 2 half circles. 22. Add layer of sponge into mold, brush with espresso and olive oil, add 2 cups of filling, add 2 halves as the second layer and repeat, add 3rd layer. Cover with plastic wrap and let it set in the fridge 6-12 hours. Optional- you could add cocoa nibs on top of the filling 23. Invert cake using a plate and prepare to decorate. Frosting 24. Add mascarpone, butter, and cream cheese to stand mixture, add pinch of salt and generous amount of vanilla paste, beat over medium low speed until combined. Add powdered sugar, mix slowly in pulses to combined, then increase to medium high and beat until the frosting is light and smooth 25. Frost chilled cake with a crumb coat- quick thin layer of frosting, then allow to chill and add all frosing to top of cake. Use offset spatual to smooth across the top and sides. 26. Slice with serrated knife and serve.
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2023.03.26 01:07 Nnyf To love you

To love you is to envy the photograph
That consumes you like a mirror;
Oh, to be the colour of your eyes,
To hold you Like water holds a sinking stone.
To love you is to envy the shiver That chases you up the forking paths of your nerves;
The blush that breaks like dawn across your cheeks;
The snowflake that melts on your palm –
What sweet agony,
To cease to be just from experiencing you,
Like night at the touch of day.

To love you is to envy the word
That you translate and turn,
Delimit with your teeth and mould with your tongue.
It’s to leave kisses across the hours like bookmarks in time;
To let you run through the storm of my heart, Arms apart, And laughing with abandon.

CRITIQUE 1: https://www.reddit.com/OCPoetry/comments/121yll3/anglerfish/
CRITIQUE 2: https://www.reddit.com/OCPoetry/comments/121cdoq/hauntology/
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2023.03.26 01:07 No_Lengthiness554 Advice on how to deal with the mental impact of a negative test

To be honest I (19F) have never felt a bigger disconnect between my brain and my body. I have taken too many tests to count, all coming back negative except for one. That one I am holding on to with a vice grip when I know the result was just user error, it just doesn't feel like it.
I don't know what to do, I know I am not pregnant, it has been confirmed on 20+ tests and each time I feel crushed and still continue to test hoping for a different result. I feel crazy and delusional for ignoring logic but I just cannot escape the feeling that every test is wrong.
I need advice on how to deal with a negative pregnancy test and help not feel so alone when everything on the internet just talks about miracle success stories from negative tests. I feel like they keep getting my hopes up the more I read.
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2023.03.26 01:07 StepwiseUndrape574 Latest GTA 6 Leak Tips A Return To Vice City

Is a trip to Vice City in your near future? There have been many Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) leaks over the last few years, but the most recent suggests that players will return to a classic GTA location. Rumor has it that Grand Theft Auto VI may take place in Vice City.
This particular rumor started through the usual sources -- Twitter and Reddit. Twitter user Vector Hold, also known as Peter Brian Rice, claimed that Rockstar Games’ music rights representatives have been contacting Synthwave artists. Rice is a synthwave artist himself and has reportedly heard this information from fellow musicians. Rockstar Games hopes that the artists will contribute music for a radio station in the upcoming game. The tweet was posted earlier this week, but Rice has since deleted it.
There was also a reddit post that was created several months ago by user “markothemexicam.” The user claimed that their information was from their roommate. The roommate supposedly formerly worked for Rockstar North. They contended that GTA 6 will be set during an “unspecified” time in Vice City. This post has also been deleted, but has been saved elsewhere on the internet.
It would be tempting to discredit this reddit post as these kinds of claims are a dime a dozen on the Internet. However, another GTA leaker also recently suggested that GTA 6 would be set in a location familiar to players. Both markothemexicam and the GTA leaker have a fairly decent track record with regards to GTA predictions.
Other information on the internet suggests that the storyline of GTA 6 will be focused on drug smuggling. Players will reportedly travel between Vice City and Central or South America. This theory was originally suggested by YouTube channel “The Know” and has since gained quite a bit of popularity.
grand theft auto vice city 2
It is important to keep in mind that all of this information is simply speculation. There have been plenty of fake GTA 6 rumors in the past. For example, a Twitch channel called "GTAVI" appeared this past spring. The channel promised it would provide information about the game during a livestream on April 1st. However, this channel turned out to be an elaborate April Fools’ prank.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. It was the best-selling game of 2002 and received a number of awards. 17.5 million copies of the game have been sold and it has now been ported to several other platforms. It is easy to see why so many players would be thrilled to return to Vice City. Unfortunately, we will know nothing for certain until Rockstar Games decides to make a formal announcement.
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2023.03.26 01:07 Rumil360 [EVENT] Sacrosanctae Romanae Ecclesiae: The Fifth Lateran Council, 1509

17 May 1509
In response to the convention of the Council of Monza, the false conciliabulum which affronts God by rendering the church from its hip, and the apostolic authority of Saint Peter, Pope Martin VI, with support of the Roman Curia and the general church with exception of the schismatics in Monza, announces the establishment of the Fifth Lateran Council in Anno Domini 1509, and therefore, as is proper, summons every bishop of the world to Rome to be present at the first assembly of the aforementioned universal synod, and condemns the schismatics, and their temporal sponsors, under penalty of excommunication, to desist and instead attend the council in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran. In preparation of this ecumenical meeting, the Bishop of Rome releases the Papal Bull Sacrosanctae Romanae Ecclesiae and a further statement below:
Martin, bishop, servant of the servants of God, with the approval of the sacred council, for an everlasting record. We intend, with the help of the most High, to proceed with the holding of this sacred Lateran council which has now begun for the praise of God, the peace of the whole church, the union of the faithful the overthrow of heresies and schisms, the reform of morals, and the campaign against the dangerous enemies of the faith, so that the mouths of all schismatics and enemies of peace, those howling dogs, may be silenced and Christians may be able to keep themselves unstained from such pernicious and poisonous contagion.
Accordingly, in this first session lawfully assembled in the holy Spirit, after mature deliberation held by us with our venerable brothers, the cardinals of the holy Roman church, by the advice and unanimous consent of the same brothers from sure knowledge and by the fullness of apostolic power, we confirm approve and renew, with the approval of the sacred council, the rejections condemnations, revocations, quashings, invalidations and annulments of the summoning, convoking and public utterances of that schismatical assembly, the vaunted quasi-council of Monza, with its aim of rending and hampering the union of the aforesaid church, and of the citations, warnings, decrees, pardons, sentences, acts, legacies, creations, obediences, withdrawals, enjoined censures and applications issuing from it, and of the transfer of the said quasi-council to the cities of Milan or Turin or any other place, and of each and all of the acts and decisions of the said quasi-council. Likewise we confirm, approve and renew with the approval of the sacred council, the decrees, declarations, prohibitions, commands, exhortations, warnings, applications of ecclesiastical interdicts, and other sentences, censures and penalties, whether by canonical sanctions or by our own act, especially those in the letter summoning this sacred universal council, and each and all of the other clauses contained in the said letters, the meanings of which we wish to be considered as expressed as if they were inserted herein word for word, even though, as being definite and valid, they require no other confirmation or approval for a more extensive guarantee and demonstration of the truth. We wish, decree and ordain that they be observed without alteration, and we make good each and all of the defects in them, should there be any.
We condemn and reject the aforesaid quasi-council and its transfer, and each and every thing done by it, and also those taking part in it or giving support, approval or consent, directly or indirectly, to whatever extent and in whatever manner, from the day of the summoning of the quasi-council until the present day, whether the things have already been done or are to be done in the future, even if they are or have been such that special, specific, definite and separate mention should be made about them, since we consider their meaning and characteristics as clearly expressed. We condemn and reject it like other counterfeit councils which diverge from the truth and whose acts have been condemned and rejected by the law and sacred canons. We proclaim these things to be null, void and empty, as indeed they are, to be or to have been of no force or Importance; and, so far as is necessary, we declare them void, invalid and null, and we wish them to be considered as void, invalid and null.
We decree and declare, with the approval of this same sacred council, that this sacred ecumenical council, justly, reasonably, and for true and lawful purposes duly and rightly summoned, has begun to be celebrated, and that each and every thing which has been and shall be done and executed in it, will be just, reasonable, settled and valid, and that it possesses and holds the same strength, power, authority and stability which other general councils approved by the sacred canons, especially the Lateran council, possess and hold.
Moreover, in the arrangement of the seasons, as the summer heats approach, in order to take account of the convenience and health of the prelates, and so that those may be awaited who live beyond the mountains and across the sea and who have hitherto been unable to come to this sacred council, and for other just and reasonable causes known to and approved by the said sacred council, we are summoning the third session of this same council to take place on 3 November next, with the said council likewise giving approval. And to each and every prelate and to others present at the same council, we grant and concede the freedom and permission to withdraw from the Roman curia and to stay wherever they wish, so long as they are present at the aforesaid Lateran council on the said 3 November, any clearly legitimate hindrance having been removed, subject to the infliction of the penalties indicated in the letter summoning the council and in canonical punishments against those failing to attend to councils, the said sacred council also approving.
Martin VI prepares Rome and invoked the Fifth Lateran Council, summoning all prelates to the Eternal City to begin in November. Under penalty of excommunication, the Pope demands that the clergy assembled in Monza and any of their temporal sponsors (namely King Louis XII of France) desist immediately; without acquiescing, the aforementioned parties will be severed from the body of the church and its sacraments, including interdict upon Monza itself.
[M: sorry for the delay and retro post]
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2023.03.26 01:05 specialchipmunkcase AITA for interrupting him while interrupting the guy when he was being vulnerable?

I stopped talking to this guy because he decided he didn’t want me to compromise on my living ideals because it would hold me back from pursuing my dreams. He offered to stay friends but I said no.
2 days after a car accident I messaged him about it. He freaked out and we spoke the whole day. He started flirting with me and I told him not to because doing so would only hurt him. Btw, he was more devastated about us not working out than me because I tend to walk away from things due to past heartbreaks easily.
We spoke again the next 2 days and one night he asked if we could game together. Even though I wasn’t meant to overstimulate my brain, I did because I wanted to spend time with him. After a game, I stopped playing but he kept going and shared his screen on discord. I was also watching my friend stream on the side. While I was trying to watch his game is when he started to be vulnerable with me. Unintentionally I would interrupt him with comments about the game, and I would apologize at the same time because it isn’t like me to be a bad listener.
He told me it was okay. I told him to focus on the game because he said he was more focused on speaking to me. He started to focus and after he finished his game, he closes it and asked if he could watch my friend’s stream with me.
I did and he started trying to have vulnerable conversations with me again while I was focused on the stream.
The first time I interrupted him, I apologized and asked if he wanted me to close it. He told me it was okay and to keep watching but he kept having conversation and I unintentionally kept interrupting and apologizing.
Eventually I closed the stream and focussed on him without interruptions. We talked completely fine after that until we both had to go.
He texted me after and spoke all night. Eventually I told him I didn’t eat a lot and he told me he was looking at my fit check videos and I look like I should eat more.
Body shaming for me is a grounds of walking away. I explained to him I have an eating disorder and that he apologized.
I told him I want to stop talking to him because my own family does not comment on how skinny I am let alone anyone of my friends so why would I let someone I haven’t known that long do so.
He explained himself and told me he never meant to body shame me and apologized. He just said he cared for my health but even then understood eating is a sensitive topic.
I told him it was never about him saying I should eat more but saying it while mentioning how I look was the issue. Anyways we talked it out but then he said he had something to say.
He then proceeded to mention everything about how I interrupted him constantly while he was trying to be vulnerable last night. He told me that I wanted to end things over something about my weight when he didn’t even do it while I interrupted him during our conversations.
So AITA for interrupting him while he was being vulnerable?
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2023.03.26 01:05 RetardedlRetard Any tips on grinding

I'm stuck on the lux and got no clue how to grind
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2023.03.26 01:04 HarryX15 Buying first pc

I’ve always played console so I pretty much have no clue what to look for when it comes to pcs. Ideally Im not looking to spend over £1250. The main game I play is csgo so I would like a pc that can run it well (and csgo 2 when it is released) as csgo isn’t a hard game to run I’m wondering how much you would recommend spending on a pc to be able to run it pretty well. As I currently only play csgo I know I wouldn’t need a high end pc but I would also like the option to be able to upgrade it if I feel the need to in the future so would I be able to upgrade any pc I buy or would I have to buy a certain pc or certain parts. Any help is appreciated.
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2023.03.26 01:04 ill-legal Need help - issues discovered during pre-purchase inspection

Need help - issues discovered during pre-purchase inspection
Recently took my vehicle (2003 Nissan 350z, VQ35DE, manual trans, 53k original mileage) to have a pre-purchase inspection completed at the request of a potential buyer, and the dealership tech noted the following issues with cost to repair and photos:
-Leaking valve cover gasket $636 (first pic shows pretty minimal amount of oil), leaking cover gasket some oil stain on exhaust manifold (second pic does show a little more, but again, not a ton of oil)


-Leaking rack and pinion $1906 (another mechanic saw this and said it's not worth replacing the whole rack and pinion, there's some fluid that can be seen on the accordion style boot but only on the bottom half, sorry for my lack of proper terminology)

-Leak from split diff bushing $1610 (this pic looks the worst, visually)
Leaking clutch slave $908 -

Sediment found in radiator $860 to replace the radiator and cap -

I just had the coolant flushed/refilled back in October at a different dealership and they said nothing about this issue.
Finally, they also noted that compression rod bushings are shot (again, brought this to the attention of another tech who said they're fine but if I want to address this issue I can just get some Energy Suspension bushings instead of having to replace the whole arm unit).
They handed me an estimate of over $7k for all of these issues, and their parts are pretty marked up compared to what I'm finding online. This scared away the buyer, and if I dump $7k into this car as they suggest, I'm going to be financially FUBAR. My questions for this group are:
1.) What order of importance would you place on these items to be repaired?
2.) Like the compression rod issue ($1390 for the dealership to replace them completely, versus keeping the metal "arms" and replacing the bushings for $70 + labor), are there better ways to address some of these issues besides just full on replacement of the entire component?
3.) The car has a bad input shaft bearing that I was, again, advised by a previous tech to just hold off on until I have the clutch/flywheel done. How does the clutch slave/master play into that if the trans is already out for the clutch/flywheel/input shaft bearing job?
Sorry for such a long post, but I was really blindsided by such a large repair bill and I'm kind of freaking out, I didn't expect all of this as it was a one-owner, low mileage car that seemed to have a lot of service records and I felt like the previous owner I purchased it from had taken good care of it. Any advice or suggestions are appreciated, thank you!!!
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2023.03.26 01:04 hotsprinkle Pluto in aquarium 😵‍💫

Wondering how this Pluto transition into Aquarius is going for everyone. I was expecting nothing to happen and am still stunned by the shit that happened yesterday.
-realized I had no gas in my car on my way to an interview. Realized my bank card was gone from my purse. Had $5 in cash to put in my tank. -got home and was starving (had no food and worked too late the night before to go grocery shopping) so I looked for my bank card. Got in my car to look and realized I had two flat tires.
*looked for rock to climb under
-wanted to blow off steam by mowing the lawn. Lawnmower doesn’t work
*walks to remote mountain top to scream
-makes coffee to figure shit out -immediately knocks glass coffee container onto floor shattering my hopes and dreams
*walked into traffic filled street to scream
-ordered DoorDash
-DoorDash order immediately canceled due to high volume customers, while also holding what’s left in my bank account for 1-3 business days (it’s the weekend now) 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫
Let’s hope this won’t be what the next 14-20 years feels like.
*if you hear someone screaming in the night, it’s probably just me
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2023.03.26 01:03 Dungeon_Dice JoJo's Bizarre OC Tournament #6: R4M8 - Errok vs Cody Enfield

The results are in for Match 6. The winner is…
9:25. Just five seconds left. 2095 danced in a furious frenzy, out of rewinds, out of tech, just the purest expression of dance and combat.
9:27. She dove full-body at Jamir, still in his point of central control, embracing him and carefully dipping him to merely an inch or so above the floor, meeting his shocked expression with a gaze of her own passionate enough to ignite the pair where they stood.
9:30. The final wave. The Ventisca De Porcelana sailed over the pair, any errant shards striking 2095 before they would strike her rival as the deep dip is held. What water clones remained were shredded. The android rose rapidly and spun Jamir out of their embrace, bowing deeply in apology for securing her own victory. In the same beat, the music reached its final climax, prompting 2095 to extend a hand with a loud stomp as if to demand the man join her in one last display of fiery footwork.

10538-2095, with a score of 79 to Jamir O Santos’s 78!

Category Winner Point Totals Comments
Popularity 10538-2095 14 (3+2) - 16 (4+2) Voting had a slow start, but as the pace quickened, 2095 held a one vote lead by the skin of her teeth!
Quality Jamir O Santos 25 (10 7 8) - 24 (8 7 9) Reasoning
JoJolity Tie 29 (10 9 10) - 29 (10 9 10) Reasoning
Conduct Tie 10-10 Nothing to report!
The android’s mind wandered as she danced face-to-face inches away from her rival. Was the answer always this simple? To act as though your ideal ‘self’ was your own? She took the lead between the two, placing a hand on his chest as the two desperately worked to keep their breath. Would they be friends after this? Enemies? She no longer cared about the ends, her ideal ‘self’ was enjoying the heat of the moment, lost in the passion of exposing herself for the world to see. She spun away from the intimate distance, joining Jamir shoulder-to-shoulder as the final seconds ticked down and their feet seemed to blur beneath them. This is what she had been after, the secret buried beneath the layers of human complexity and illogical behavior, a feeling so foreign to her but one she cannot imagine to live without from that moment on:
Her arms lashed out, framing her new ‘self’ perfectly as she shouted with the final note.
For his part, win or lose, Jamir was satisfied. “You did you, just as I expected… no, huhu.. you exceeded my expectations.”
None of his prior aggression was there, he was just a guy congratulating a partner.
“Though… My performance has yet to conclude. There’s a small, special part, just for you.”
Before he could hand the android the contracted thumbdrive, she caught him off guard with another full-body hug. “Thank you! For everything. For helping me reach this new level of emotion! I didn’t even know if…if it was even possible for me.”
Jamir nodded, doing his best to maintain his cool nonchalance as the android continued.
“And Carmelita too…I think I’m grateful for what they did to bring this out, but…” 2095 hesitated. “I also hate them. I hate them so much. Is that right?”
"....huhuhuhu. I have tasted hate in its many forms, in fact I can say I've been molded by it. It's a fire. An intense. Burning fire..." Jamir smirked. This would be very interesting to watch indeed. "How will you use it? Will it be your dance? Will you control it, or will it control you? These are questions I cannot answer for you, you must choose the path you walk for yourself."
As his partner literally processed this information, Jamir took the opportunity to return to his planned remarks. “But this may be helpful to you.”
Still not breaking her hug, he slipped the android a thumbdrive alongside a business card.
“That there is a ’memory recording’, a vessel into which I’ve transferred some of my memories. It’s one of the many services I provide…has commentary I think you’ll find gainful.” He grinned, “Ah. Don’t worry for me, I’ve already made a copy.”
He turned about, offering 2095 a backwards wave as she released him from the embrace.
“I hope you’ll come see me again… As the Merchant of ’Desires’ there’s plenty I can offer you - not that you can’t find it on your own! Huhuhuhu~”
(Shoutouts to u/TheSlyKoopa for the match concept and mechanics!)
Scenario: Pic du Midi de Bigorre, France — 10:46 AM
Located in the French Pyrenees, the mountain Pic du Midi de Bigorre hosts the famous Pic du Midi Observatory! Construction of the observatory began in 1878 under the Société Ramond, until rising costs forced them to hand over construction to the French government. Construction was completed in 1908, and the following year, its powerful equatorial reflector was used to discredit the theory that there were canals on Mars! Today, the observatory is used for international collaborations to advance our knowledge of the cosmos!
Silence permeated the snow-packed peaks of the Pyrenees mountain range. The untouched snow and stark landscape muffled any sound outside of the howl of the freezing mountain winds. At this elevation, little life could exist—save for the scientists of the Pic du Midi Observatory and, for today only, their guests.
The search for the lost civilization of Pieduro attracted the attention of many powerful players from across the Mediterranean, all eager to get their hands on its artifacts and technology—most notably, the enigmatic House of Muses and their patron, Cullinan Dwarf Star. But the man spearheading the charge didn’t represent any of them. Over the past several months, Dédalo Viatger and his faithful companion 「Perdida」, intrepid explorers and part of the crew of the H.H. Typhon, had discovered several Pieduron outposts and claimed their artifacts for himself. He didn’t want them for power or money—he wanted to protect them, study them, learn from them. And day by day, Dédalo was getting closer than ever to a major breakthrough.
Today, he and a small group of other explorers were on the trail of one such breakthrough. An avalanche had broken through an ice wall on the side of the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, revealing the telltale architecture of a Pieduron outpost. The journey would be treacherous, even for an explorer of Dédalo’s caliber. He needed backup.
At the mouth of the cave behind the shattered ice wall, the Pyrenees stretching out behind him like a blank canvas, Dédalo studied a Temple gifted to him by Al; a small glass orb with a crystalline compass needle suspended inside via string. The red tip of the needle pointed straight ahead, leading further into the natural cave system hidden inside the mountain.
“We’re in the right place,” Dédalo announced. “Everyone ready to go inside?”
“Gladly,” replied a shivering Ninian, immediately switching on her headlamp and heading further into the cave. “This outpost had better be a Pieduron sauna or something. Fucking freezing out here.”
“I have spare warming pads in my pack if you need them. Don’t go too far inside!” Dédalo called into the cave. Ninian ignored him, sat down in a corner, and summoned a small pile of hot sand from the recesses of Endless Rest as a makeshift campfire.
Perdida materialized beside him, concerned. “We did try to warn her about the wind-chill. And how cold leather can get in these conditions.”
“At least we convinced them to ditch the fishnets,” Dédalo chuckled. “Grey? Cody? Are you two ready to go?”
Grey Selioutsky took a moment to respond, looking up from his notepad to give a silent thumbs-up. To see a bonafide ancient civilization must have been a dream come true for a history teacher—he could be forgiven for being excited.
Cody, meanwhile, was leaning against the wall of the cave, watching the group with amusement. It wasn’t his first time working with members of the Hundred Head Voyage, having made a temporary alliance with them before to take down top members of Agoraeus. Volunteering to help them on behalf of the Coleccionistas de Karma was an easy decision to make. Plus, he’d rather be the one to be involved with Pieduro than someone like Deimos. He would have been salivating over the ancient technology, if his new body even had saliva.
After their preparations, the party traveled further into the caves, guided by the needle of Dédalo’s Temple. It led them through winding tunnels, around pits of icy stalagmites, and over near-bottomless chasms via convenient stone bridges.
“It’s like they hollowed out the mountain,” Grey muttered to himself. Perdida marveled at her surroundings with a similar look of awe. No wonder Pieduro covered most of the Mediterranean at their peak.
The group suddenly stopped. At the head of the party, Dédalo stared at the gigantic cave that spread out in front of them, illuminated by their headlamps. Stalactites hung from the high hemispherical ceiling, a wide stream of brackish water cutting through the cave and draining deeper into the mountain. Carvings covered the floor, worn by time but still recognizably man-made—words in a language that Cody could only guess was Pieduron, circling in a spiral around an altar-like stone set in the middle of the floor with seven divots carved into it.
“Any idea what this is?” Ninian asked, their voice echoing off the walls of the cave as the group surveyed the chamber. Dédalo shook his head.
“This is definitely Pieduron architecture,” he replied. “But…it’s nothing that I’ve ever seen before.”
Grey traced a finger over the carvings, studying his notebook in his other hand. “I can only recognize a few words. Temple…lock…viewer…a word that means either “Earth” or “sphere”...and heart.”
Dédalo’s hands unconsciously went to his neck. Adjusting the collar of his coat, he pulled out his necklace, a tortoise-shaped medallion with a square crystal embedded in the center. As he held it to the divots, the crystal glowed with a greenish-blue light.
“El Cor Terra…the Earth Heart,” Dédalo whispered. “Perdida, can you call the Pilots?”
Perdida focused and summoned the baseball-shaped orbs of light to her side. The numerous Temples that Dédalo had gathered on his previous adventures began to glow—and the carvings glowed along with it, the greenish-blue shimmer of Cleria Stone now visible underneath the rock. One by one, Dédalo inserted each of his Temples into the divots. His sword, his bow, his boots, his gauntlet, even the necklace that had never left his side until now.
He nodded to Perdida. She brought the Pilots closer to the altar and, with great care, infused them with each of the seven Temples.
Immediately, the carvings illuminated, bathing the darkened cave with a warm glow. The stream of water bubbled and light shone through it, refracting across the walls in an array of dazzling colors. The colors shimmered and focused into spots of light. Then, three-dimensional shapes began to form in the light. A night sky filled with stars, miniature approximations of the planets, and constellations of great beasts and serpents; humanoid figures dressed in unfamiliar but impressive regal garb, surrounded by more in similar clothing; great, towering buildings under construction in mountains and sand dunes and jungles.
“Holograms…” Cody muttered. “Sweet.”
“It’s more than that,” Dédalo wondered aloud. “It’s a theater. A theater of the history of Pieduro.”
Ninian squinted at the holograms showing the Piedurons in wartime, studying their elaborate weapons with a mix of amazement and concern. “Good thing E.E.P. didn’t find this place first. They’d have a field day.”
Wiping an immaterial tear from her eye, Perdida laid a gentle hand on Dédalo’s shoulder. “Dalo,” she whispered. “If these projections show the history of Pieduro…do you think that it shows…the end?”
Dédalo nodded solemnly. “I was thinking the same thing. It doesn’t seem chronological, but-”


All five heads whipped downwards in the direction of the metallic crash that resounded throughout the chamber. Stood to a projection of a Pieduron warrior, a very real armored silhouette loomed over them from a previously unseen lower level, resting their hands on a massive greatsword with its tip planted in the stone.
“The Piedurons met the same fate as all living things,” a harsh metallic voice announced. “They died, decayed, and disappeared. The true question is…will you suffer the same?”
Scenario—Earlier that day
“Weaklings, the lot of them,” Errok thought aloud. He stared at the party from above, marveling at the naivete so nakedly on display. Studying weapons of great power? Protecting them?
“Hnrh. A weapon’s only purpose is to kill and maim.” An unsightly blemish against the mountain-white snow, he had been following this party of would-be adventurers since the base of the mountain, using his rotten arm to scale a part of the mountain they wouldn’t see him approaching from.
Despite his ability to keep pace, mountain climbing was far from his area of expertise; when Errok couldn’t throw himself up the mountain face with his fell arm, he lumbered and clattered around the uneven surface until he shuffled into the same entrance his prey had used. He spoke to an audience of himself as he stalked across the rafters of this strange complex, hollowed out of the mountain. “This temple could contain only that, yes…some weapon of unimaginable power. Ohohoho…what could such a weapon destroy?”
Errok knew what he was about to say was wishful thinking, but wish he did. However outside his wheelhouse this excursion was proving to be, it was far from the first indignity rained upon him. The Spaniard had left his accursed organs within Errok’s perfect form, and he had been relegated to a mere lowly thief to steal resources from others for his ‘team.’
Bah! It had weighed on Errok, this attack on the warrior of waste’s very soul, and he’d had more than enough. From this moment on, he was striking out for himself; he would suffer these slights no longer and seek a weapon to reduce anything in his path to ash.
“The soul…yes, that would be the perfect target indeed. To destroy the soul is to destroy utterly, to leave nothing behind…” Errok chuckled. “...To truly rot something away; that’s something I’d kill for!”
Engrossed in the dramatic gravitas of his soliloquy (and subsequent fit of chuckling laughter), Errok’s foot met an icy patch, and he slipped headfirst over the edge of the platform, forcing him to swing Gravetender to catch himself.
The sword snagged a crevice, wedging open some stuck aperture. His eyes darted to the opportunity, and his hand reached out to grab it. Lest he fall to the base of the mountain, 「You Are Blood」 burst forth, coiling into what must have been the air vent, fingers finding putrid purchase as he swung precariously, holding himself up by sheer brutish strength. Strength that so easily came to him, and let him so easily gradually rappel himself inside the temple proper.
Whatever this was, it most certainly wasn’t the traditional path inside—the creaking of machinery not meant to support him confirmed that he had broken the intended sequence. A smug grin curled across his visage as he shuffled through the narrow passage. “I have defiled this temple’s consecrated path; rot flows from my very footsteps.”
Before him was an empty chamber, grand and numinous in design; if any great and terrible was ever to be stored, it would certainly be locked away somewhere like here. The only sound was the whispering of the whelps above. Even if he did not yet have a weapon to destroy the soul, he had his trusty blade to carve through them all the same. Still ignored, he squeezed out from the vent and brandished the sword with a flourish, spinning it and slamming it into the ground with a mighty


Cody glanced around at the group, weapons drawn and Stands summoned. Ninian looked the most surprised to see the figure below.
“Errok?” She yelled. “What the bloody hell are you doing here?!”
“Nothing of your concern, girl,” Errok spat, relishing the menacing echo that the stone walls gave his voice. “Now, stand aside, lest your blood stain these relics of the past that you find so precious-”
Wait. Where did one of them go?
Errok ducked, nearly catching a surfboard across the jaw, as Cody skid to a stop next to him, having spiraled and surfed down from the group. The rest of the party was most immediately interested in learning about Pieduro, he was just tagging along for help and for fun. Buying them time to make the proper discovery was doing both.
“Damn. Almost got you.” Cody grinned, tucking 「Surfin’ Bird」 under his arm similar to Errok’s own stance. “Listen, dude, if you wanted to kill us, just kill us, ‘kay? You look scary enough as is, you don’t have to give a whole speech about it.”
“Ahahaha-” Errok rasped, his armor creaking discordantly. “This temple’s guardian, trying to prevent me from plundering its riches, superweapons sealed away for the destruction they might wreak.”
Cody blinked. “…No, I’m just a friend of Dédalo. He’s the blue-haired dude in the hat. And I’m pretty sure that the Temples are the artifacts; I think this place is actually called an outpost. Besides, we haven’t found any-”
“You haven’t found them yet!?” He barked, a revolting grin spread across his face. “Then I suggest you get out of my way, before you taste the edge of Gravetender.”
Cody quickly glanced up at the higher level. Dédalo had already disappeared, probably continuing deeper inside the outpost with the others. The carvings and holograms were beginning to shift, long-inactive mechanisms whirring to life. A section of the wall suddenly lit up like a screen, showing an image of an age long past. The rest of the expedition party was surely watching the display with academic interest, and if ‘Errok’ was going to disturb them…
“Alrighty then,” Cody pointed at the glowering titan before him. “If you want to get to the secrets of this temple, then you’ll have to get through me.”
“Very well! I will christen my conquest of this temple with your blood!” Errok bellowed, hoisting his sword into the air and tightening the gauntlet containing 「You Are Blood」 into a fist. OPEN THE GAME!(Shoutouts to u/TreeTurtle_852 for the match art!)
Location: Pic du Midi de Bigorre, France; more specifically a hidden Pieduron “planetarium” recently discovered within the depths of the mountain.
The arena is a 40m diameter hemisphere with each tile being 2x2 meters, a projection of light along the domed ceiling being the only source of light
Over time the maps will change and has 5 stages:
Stage 1 and Stage 2:
  • Green Triangles are trees
  • Small Circles are player starting positions
Stage 3:
  • Dark Teal Squares are 2.5x2.5 buildings
  • Cyan Arrows are Jump Pad Temples
Stage 4 and Stage 5:
  • Pale Red Ring is a floating platform
  • Red Frowny Face is the large face that extrudes from the mountainside in Stage 5
  • All remaining trees will wilt at the end of Stage 5
Goal: RETIRE your opponents!
Additional Information: The documentary has 5 stages, each depicting a different era of Pieduro - changing the terrain and lighting along with it. Each stage lasts for about 1 minute, with the last stage remaining as is until the fight is over.
Stage 1 - Birth of Civilization
  • The lights go completely dark in the circular room as a large spire of Cleria extrudes from the center (18m tall, 10m diameter). A soft, sunset orange glow illuminates the room as holographic farmers start tilling the "fields" around the central mountain. 2m tall trees will also have grown just in time for the “game” to have been “opened”. Over the course of this stage, the holographic farmers will move to areas where trees have been uprooted by players and said trees will regrow with B POW and B SPD. These trees and any components players tear off of them are Stand-affecting.
Stage 2 - Discovery of Spirit
  • The lights dim once more and a crescent moon appears at the peak of the dome. White orbs will start to randomly appear across the stage to further illuminate the area. These orbs have A DUR and can be physically manipulated by Stand and user alike.
Stage 3 - Creation of Temples
  • The arena makes sudden changes during this stage. Any still-rooted trees in a 5m donut around the mountain's base will wither away, and that section of ground will rise 5m. 12 2.5x2.5m hollow cubes representing buildings will erect on this new platform, evenly spaced out around the mountain similar to the numbers on a clock. Facing outward on each building is a door, in front of which is a "Temple" artifact resembling a streetlight. These can be easily pulled out of the ground and when activated, will attract all loose wood in a 1m radius around the top "light" portion of it. Also, at the base of the new raised platform in each cardinal direction, a "jump pad" Temple will extrude out of the floor. When activated, the jump pad will consume its energy source and allow its user to jump 15m up into the air and land safely back on the ground. Each Temple can be activated with one of the floating orbs formed in the previous stage. The lighting during this stage also changes to a sky-blue color.
Stage 4 - Diaspora of Influence
  • The lighting changes to a deep purple color as images of famous landmarks from past civilizations appear along the walls of the dome. A large, flat, floating ring appears at the peak of the mountain that pulses with white light. The jump pad Temples from the previous Stage can allow players to jump up to this ring platform. Along the edge of the floating ring, players can find removable "Pieduron candle" Temples that can consume one of the floating orbs to eject a 2m B POW spray of fire - though each of these Temples only has one use. There are about 15 of these along the ring.
Stage 5 - Peak of Hubris
  • The lighting in the room gradually shifts to an ominous red color as a humanoid face forms on the side of the mountain, the number 0 etched into its forehead. This face takes one whole minute to form, and as it finishes its eyes will suddenly flow red as well. Abruptly, all glowing orbs from Stage 2 will extinguish and all active Temples will deactivate. The remaining planted trees from Stage 1 will wither as well. Oddly enough, the floating ring platform and its pulsing glow will be unaffected. These effects will remain as is for the rest of the match.
Temple Items:
  • Wood Magnets: Streetlight-looking Temples that can be easily pulled out of the ground. When activated, they will attract all loose wood in a 1m radius around the top "light" portion of it with C Power.
  • Jump Pads: Emblemed panels on the ground around the base of a raised platform. When activated, the jump pad will consume one floating orb placed into it and allow its “user” to jump 15m up into the air and land safely back on the ground.
  • Pieduron Candles: Small, cone-shaped trinkets that can consume one of the floating orbs to eject a 2m B POW spray of fire - though each of these Temples only has one use.
The whole room, and anything stated to be made of Cleria, is A DUR.
Team Combatant JoJolity
Bastards of Barcas Errok “I, Nikolas Garland, seek a true God, with true power... not some mythical deity invented to scare children!” Embody the Pieduron element of “Obsidian”, symbolizing power and its contradictory brittle nature in how it can often bring down those that use it as well!
Coleccionistas de Karma Cody Enfield “That's what I'm screamin'! Walls, zero; Dogi the Wall-Crusher, like, a million! Who needs doors, when they got me?!” Embody the Pieduron element of “Quicksilver”, symbolizing the chaotic flow of nature and how the clashing of the wills of mankind are constantly changing the world around them!
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About a week ago…
“Turn me into a pig too.”
Circe blinked. “From whence do you come, castaway?”
“Serbia. Punjab. Turn me into a pig.”
“...okay, fine.”
And Dirty Ghost became a pig. It felt the sun on its back, heard the snurfling of its piggy companions. There was no need to harm the woman who did this, no desire to disembowel her and wear her intestines as a scarf. The only thing on the swine’s mind were how nice the mud felt on its body and the warmth of the sun felt against its skin. The heat was counteracted by the cold mud, the cold was counteracted by the sun.
There is no need to push forwards. There is no need to find something stimulating and new. There is no emptiness, no boredom, no thoughts of the future or past. There is a mud puddle.
As the swine swaddled itself in its ego death, followed around by the other pigs that once comprised its ship, another castaway landed on the other end of the island. The next morning, Circe awoke to the smell of… fresh-cooked pork? And not only so, but a variety of different smells, incredible dishes made to only the finest of standards. Fresh herbs, meats cooked to perfection, a veritable buffet of mouth-watering, tantalizing meals.
…But why?
Val waltzed to Circe, crouching down to explain, ”The dinner’s almost ready, so prepare yourself for the show of a lifetime!” with that elusive charisma of hers.
Before Circe could interrupt her, she slid dish after dish towards her, pork cooked every which way, bacon, ham, soups, pomegranate punch, fig jam, and more.
”Now, let’s turn to our judge, for the final scores! Were those dishes scrumptious enough to undo my cursed luggage?” She cackled, turning to Circe. When Circe finally agreed…
”This concludes today’s episode of the Valentine Yao Cooking Hour; we certainly hope you enjoyed our program, but we must be going now!”
Val returned to her pigs, now again a realized vessel. She gathered more wood in thick slices of logs and the fibers of grasses, for the braiding of ropes
And she boarded once again, with a barrel of salt-pork in tow and her canvas under her arm.
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2023.03.26 01:02 ClassicObserver A tale of a forgotten realm. Classic Era server: Remulos and the last Remnants of Azeroth's heroes.

A tale of a forgotten realm. Classic Era server: Remulos and the last Remnants of Azeroth's heroes.
Once upon a time, there was a forgotten realm that was hidden beyond the mountains of bots, GDKP guilds and screams of agony and despair about ninj'ed loots and broken dreams. The last Remnants of that world are still there, still holding the last candles of hope.
In the center of the forgotten realm was a grand guild that was once the home of a large community. That guild had ruled justly and with some sentiment of trolling, until the Great Expansion (TBC) came. Over time, the guild had fallen into ruin, and it was now little more than a crumbling shadow of its former glory.
One day, a young traveler, named XLegolasxx, stumbled upon the forgotten realm while on a journey to explore the world (of vanillacraft). The people welcomed him with open arms, seeing her arrival as a sign of hope and renewal. They told hi. of their plight and begged him to help them restore their land and honor.
The young traveler, was moved by their story, and he set out on a quest to find a way to bring life back to the forgotten realm. He traveled far and wide, seeking out sources of light and life, and gathering them in a great sack that she carried on her back.
For months he wandered, gathering herbs from the lush forests, arcane crystals from the burning steppes, and the warm leather skins from furious bears. He crossed frozen tundras and trekked through scorching deserts, never giving up until he had collected everything he needed to restore the land.
When he returned to the forgotten realm, the people rejoiced, and they worked tirelessly alongside him to bring the land back to life. They boosted newbies, leveled up professions, and even started running dungeons. The land blossomed once more, and the people were filled with hope and joy.
The traveler stayed with the people of the forgotten realm for several years, helping to rebuild their world and make it stronger than it had ever been before. He became a legend in their land, and her story was passed down from generation to generation as a reminder of the power of hope and perseverance. And the forgotten realm was never forgotten again.
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2023.03.26 01:02 StepwiseUndrape574 Fans speculate about the location of GTA 6

As fans eagerly await the release of Grand Theft Auto 6, speculation about the game's setting and location continues to grow. While Rockstar Games has been tight-lipped about the game's development, fans have been scouring the internet for clues.
One popular theory is that the game will be set in Vice City, the fictional Miami-inspired city that was featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. This theory is based on a number of clues, including a cryptic tweet from Rockstar Games that featured an image of a palm tree with the words "KIFFLOM" written on it. This phrase has appeared in previous games in the series and is associated with a cult that is based in the game's version of Los Angeles.
Other theories suggest that the game could take place in a new location entirely, possibly even outside of the United States. Some have suggested that the game could be set in Tokyo, Japan, or even in a fictional version of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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2023.03.26 01:02 kNyne AITA: Auto shop gave me a loaner with no gas, got upset when I asked for a rebate for returning it with a full tank

I brought my car to a small local auto shop that I've been to multiple times and for the first time asked for a loaner. They gave it to me with no charge but it was on reserve fuel so I noted it to the guy who brought it around. I planned on returning it at the same fuel level as I would with any loanerental vehicle. My car ended up having some complications and I was driving the loaner for about 2 weeks, having to put in a couple gallons every other day to keep it at the level I got it at. One day I actually ran out of fuel but was lucky enough to roll it into the entrance of a gas station and had help pushing it to the pump. At this point I decided I was just gonna fill it up and ask for a rebate when I returned it as they're super reasonable and understanding people from my experience. The total was 90 dollars for 21 gallons of premium (it was a mercedes I figured they wanted premium).
Fast forward to the day I returned it, I figured they would have no issues working something out as they're very reasonable and understanding (the main reason I like going to them). They seemed hesitant when I called about it though so I just asked for $50 when the difference was more like $65 because they do good work and didn't want to make a fuss about it. When I asked in person though, the lady at the desk asked the manager and said they will do it just this once and in the future I wouldn't be allowed to ask for a loaner, to avoid the issue happening again.
I felt that wasn't fair and she brought out the manager for me. Him and everyone else in the office felt that I was crazy to ask for a rebate because they don't charge for the car. I felt they were crazy to not see it from my point of view as I just lost $50 worth of gas to make up for the last person returning it on empty. We went back and forth and they ended up agreeing to rebate the $50 but we ended up chatting for another 5 minutes about random stuff and they were all really nice so I told them not to worry about it. The manager was insistent about it though, not in a happy to help type of way but more of like a "no you twisted my arm" type of way that he would rebate the money.
Afterwards I realized why we weren't able to see each others' point of view. To me I was literally just losing $50 for nothing but to them, it was the exact same. Essentially the money was taken by whoever decided to return the car empty; the shop didn't manage this type of stuff since they didn't charge for the car. In my mind I was like, well hell I could just take a loaner that's full and siphon the gas and put it in my lawn mower then (I didn't say this nor would I do it, just to make a point).
I'm not upset over the situation and again actually rescinded my request but overall the situation feels weird. Either I'm the bad guy or they're the bad guy because there's no way to hold the previous driver accountable. So what are your thoughts, AITA?
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2023.03.26 01:02 MrMcdillard How to Throw Knives?

This is specifically for Chapter 2: Retribution, on PSVR2
I can’t for the life of me figure out a consistent way to throw knives or any bladed weapon for that matter. Underhand seems to inexplicably work sometimes, flying like a bullet, and other times not so much.
But overhand throwing just seems to throw the knife about 3 feet in front of me with no force, no rotation. I’ve tried using more of a push motion, a punch motion, letting go early, letting go late, holding it blade up and holding it blue down. Nothing works!
Anyone good at knife throwing that can help explain how to do it consistently and effectively, long and short range?
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2023.03.26 01:01 junko_kv626 MHA Random Thoughts

Just learned of MHA about a month ago, and watched the latest episode today. Have not watched the movies - not sure where I can watch them for free. Have not read the manga. Most of my friends don't watch anime, and those that do are skipping this one because they don't like high school animes... So, this is a random brain dump of thoughts since I don't have anyone to talk to about this, but I'm a nerd and write a lot. Warning: Some of it might be philosophical.
In general - I love this friggin show.
First, the darker, real-life stuff:
Being in the US, I feel like I was told early on, anyone can be anything - you just have to work hard at it. But how often does anything really work like that? How many were kept out of their school's advanced classes or the "gifted" program because they were misjudged? Or maybe you didn't fit in with the "right" crowd? Or you are judged because of your demographic? Or you're brilliant and have a "learning disability"? It's not easy to break the mold. What is this like outside the US?
Unless it was buried somewhere, I'm surprised nobody seems to have mentioned imposter syndrome. Per ImposterSyndrome, this is "a psychological occurrence in which an individual doubts their skills, talents, or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud." This jumped out at me from the first episode. Deku was told to kill himself, and then was continually wondering if he could keep up with his classmates, AND working harder than them. How much really was luck or outside help? And then when he was successful, he still was stuck with Bakugo directly telling him he's a fraud. It hits a bit close to home for me. Was called all kinds of garbage because I learn differently than most. Then I went into a field that was originally dominated by men and was told (indirectly) that I didn't belong there. Oh, that promotion I got, shouldn't it have gone to the charismatic guy who is friends with everyone? Because, of course, I had help, right? Never mind that everyone else was training on the related subjects in childhood and I didn't get started until much later in life. If any of this sounds familiar, the sub I mentioned above has good suggestions. I find it's good to make a list of everything I did well without any help.
Yes, this is anime and not real. Even so, much of what Bakugo says makes me cringe. In the US, if someone bullies a kid into killing themself, the parents can take legal action against the bully. That's already happening in a case where the school did next to nothing to help. In my case, it would be wonderful if the kids who bullied me would even apologize. I cried when Bakugo apologized.
Interesting to see All Might question himself and his own motives when Deku ran in to attach the slime monster attacking Bakugo. Any imposter syndrome aside, a good leader holds themself to the same standards they want to see in the world.
Crappy that the students don't receive credit for taking down so many villains. Funny; in real life other people also want to take credit for your work.
Ok, on to the less serious stuff:
Mina/Pinky is seriously underrated. She has a beautiful personality, is powerful, and is all-around cool.
LOVE that Koji evacuated animals from the city so they wouldn't get hurt. Also watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and though I like most of it, am also feeling disgusted at all the animal cruelty.
We finally got to see Thirteen's face! What about invisible girl?
RIP Aiswa's leg, Midnight, and everyone else who was killed.
This show has it's own version of Sheild Hero. Hmm...
Gigantomachia - reimagining of Armored Titan/Attack Titan?
Maybe I missed it - I thought Rock Lock has his quirk removed? How did he get it back - was that Eri and I missed it?
Overhaul needs to seriously apologize to Eri. She's been through too much and blames herself.
Bakugo was mostly cut from the news broadcast - aside from his cringing, angry face. Ahahahahaha!!!!
Deku, just eat the damn food from All Might!
Now that we're stuck until season 7, what are you all watching?
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