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2018.02.20 22:47 Fancy_Pork Señor Wooly

A little something I put together for Jim Wooldridge's "fan base".

2011.06.30 17:40 PirateCodingMonkey LGBT Havens: safe places for lgbt young adults

Safe places for LGBT youth

2023.06.04 05:47 Looniatiic Feeling Scared as a Muslim in Gujarat

Hello fellow Redditors,
I hope you're all doing well. I wanted to share my current situation and seek some advice and support from this wonderful community. Recently, I secured a job in Gujarat, a state that I was excited to explore. Coming from Kolkata, it was a big move for me, but the job opportunity seemed too good to pass up.
Before I made the decision, my dad was already concerned about the potential challenges I might face as a alone Muslim girl in Gujarat, due to the prevailing anti-Muslim sentiments that have been portrayed in the media. However, I reassured him that it might not be as bad as it seems, believing that these were just media exaggerations.
Now, my parents are away on Hajj, and I have arrived in Gujarat with a few of my friends to join the company. Unfortunately, I have faced significant difficulties in finding accommodation. It's disheartening to share that I have been denied housing opportunities solely because of my Muslim identity. This has been a recurring issue across various societies I have approached. The only alternative option of shared accommodation in girls' PGs, with a room filled with seven people, isn't something I feel comfortable with.
After an exhaustive search, I finally found a small room near my office. However, the space is cramped and suffocating without having no windows, and the owner refuses to install an AC. It feels like I have to compromise on basic comforts just to have a place to stay with privacy. Although my name sounds Bengali, which may not immediately reveal my Muslim identity, and I don't wear a hijab, I can't help but feel fearful about living alone in a city where hatred towards my community exists.
I must clarify that the landlords I have encountered so far have been polite and haven't expressed any issues with me being a Muslim. However, the general atmosphere of hostility and the tragic incident I recently learned about, involving a Muslim girl who took her own life due to relentless harassment and familial pressures, have left me deeply scared and concerned.
I wanted to reach out to this community to gain some insight and advice. Are Muslims generally targeted in Gujarat, particularly in the workplace? I understand the dynamics of corporate politics but fear facing additional challenges simply because of my religious background. My intention was to work here for at least 2 years for the experience, but now my priority has shifted to ensuring my personal safety and well-being.
Considering the difficulties in securing accommodation, I am now considering the possibility of finding a place where I can live with my parents. Having them by my side would provide a sense of comfort and security.
Are there any areas or communities in Gujarat known to solely provide accommodation for Muslims? Are there specific housing societies or agencies that prioritize offering housing to Muslims?
Additionally, if anyone can recommend reliable resources or websites that specialize in connecting individuals with Muslim-friendly accommodations, that would be immensely helpful.
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2023.06.04 05:47 alegraness My (25F) boyfriend (28M) hit himself when he was frustrated with himself and I don’t know what to do

My boyfriend and I were headed to see some friends. We were on a bus and needed to catch a second bus to the locations We were stuck in awful traffic so I suggested we get off at the next stop and walk to catch the second bus. He said we had enough time and we could wait. I didn’t mind either way. We ended up missing the second bus because of the traffic and it wasn’t a big deal. I told him we’d just hang out at one of the bars near us until another bus came around and our friends wouldn’t care.
Despite me being very relaxed about it, he got really mad at himself for not taking my suggestion and blamed himself for us being late. He was super upset and frustrated and slapped himself in the face. I immediately grabbed his hand and told him not to do that. he used his other hand to hit himself in the head then used his water bottle to hit himself. I’ve never ever seen him hurt himself like that even when he’s been upset.
The thing is, he’s almost always the calm and relaxed one. He handles stress very well in front of me. Now I wonder: has he been doing this without me knowing?
My heart is breaking for him and I don’t know how to bring it up without making him feel embarrassed. We talked about it briefly but he assured me it would never happen again.
Should I bring it up with him?
My boyfriend slapped and hit himself in the head when he was upset at himself and I don’t know how to approach it
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2023.06.04 05:46 TaliLoak I would like to complain about Reforger

Now, this post is mostly a complaint about Reforger, but I'd also like to get some feel back from the community on my complaints.
Now, firstly, I abhor the complete lack in added content from BI into Reforger. I understand things were underestimated, and that their original one year timeline was a little bit much, but this far a little more than 1 whole year since launch I cannot believe that all that is notable that has been added is: One scope (which was added by modders within week one.) 'Two' guns (which was added by modders within week one.) Mines (Which I think was added by modders within week one) A map (Which is 30% an airfield without any aircraft.)
Now compared to what modders have managed to add in the same time is unacceptable, one of my main points towards this is that modders have added in dozens of guns, multiple maps, dozens of vehicles including tracked ones and god damn helicopters!!
I understood that this was going to be a long term development thing and that things were gonna be slow-ish due to the new game and engine, but I wasn't ready for such little content spanning a year while they are supposed to be testing a lot of things and getting feedback on it from the community. --------- Secondly, I have huge complaints of the UI. Primarily three parts. One: The Arsenal. What the h e double FUCK is that? It is perhaps one of the worst inventory systems I have ever seen in my life and to me it has zero redeeming factors outside of MAYBE the bigger pictures to see what it looks like without picking it out. Two: The Zeus interface. Arma three's was near perfect, and I get that it couldn't be easily adapted to console but perhaps make an alternate UI PC and one for console would be better? From the complete change of UI style and placement to the control changes it seems that little thought was put through the whole part of 'but what about our existing community?'. Three: The workshop. This, is awful. Design aside there are two massive issues. The lack of shareable modpacks, downloading while tabbed out is not possible (I am trying to download some mods as I type even and they aren't). Now, both of these have ZERO excuses, especially while the vast majority of preexisting fans rely on such things. For modpack lacking, I know you can save em, you can export em, but I can't find how to import em.And I know mods download when you try to load into a modded server but in A3 and likely A4 these servers can run in excess of 60GB's of mods and I don't know about you but I would much rather not have the game loaded AND tabbed in for hours while it downloads the mods. I'm aware for very obvious reasons why we can't use the Steam Workshop for a lot of things, but we never used it for mod packs, so this just feels like it's pandering and despretly trying to focus on the Console market while the existing fanbase (PC) suffers and lacks basic features it has had for the last 10 years or so. --------- Now I'd like to end on a positive note, I do like the game, It is VERY pretty and runs really damn well, and the actual infantry UI and avoidance from the old scroll wheel is super nice along side the additional control while in vehicles (which has seen its best use in the Stryker mod with having to look at the button inside the back to open the ramp). I like the game, I just do not like what BI has done (or lack thereof done) to it. It feels as though they are throwing little care towards the existing fanbase in favour of as of yet unsolidified and unsubstantial fanbase on console.
TLDR: Lack in added content bad, modders have done more, UI bad, no care for existing Arma fans.
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2023.06.04 05:46 ProposalEcstatic3944 Sweet Dog Needs new Home Grand Bay, Alabama

Sweet Dog Needs new Home Grand Bay, Alabama
Original post below from rescuer Regina.
Hi, this is a very hard post for me to write because I have been fostering this sweet girl for some time now. I can't even remember for certain because my children and I have been through so much the past ten years. The exact date, even year, is hard to recall. But it was around 2018 or 19 that I discovered this beautiful lady being abused and neglected by her owner in my neighborhood. She was chained to a small deck with no shelter, and I never saw any food or water as I walked by daily. Her owner even tried to run over her with a car, stating she just didn't like her as the reason. She was so skinny and malnourished, and she still has a scar on her throat where she broke free of the cable tied around it. After my very nasty separation from my kids' father, and the death of my own, I moved in with my mother. She knew I was rescuing dogs, and she forbid me to bring any to her home. Rescuing was something I couldn't just turn off though. My heart went out to the masses of neglected, abandoned and abused dogs out there. I never registered formally with a rescue organization because, as previously stated, my mother had forbidden it. But they seemed to find me. Wandering into my yard, one even flew out of a truck that flipped three times on the interstate while I was shopping for campers, which I hoped to make a temporary home of for my kids and me. My home was uninhabitable for us. But when there was no other choice, rescue intakes closed, and a dog either had to continue being abused and neglected or face euthanasia, it worked as a safe place for them. My neighbor allowed me to run an extension cord for heat or air-conditioning, and I went over three times a day to feed and walk them. One day, as I was over tending to another foster, this girl came over for probably the fourth time, bleeding, again, from her neck, and overjoyed to see me as I always gave her pets and treats. Something she never got from her owners. I kept hearing my mother's voice saying "do not bring anymore dogs here!" In the back of my mind. But I couldn't continue to ignore that she needed me. The county wouldn't even come out to do a well check bc she had no history of aggression. I managed to talk the owners into surrendering her to me, as I had spoken with a lady that said she would happily take her if I was able to get her. However, once I met her, I found that she also planned to keep her chained, and was unable to handle her anyway. She was disabled and could barely walk. This girl, having so much boundless energy, would surely be too much for her to handle. She also could barely afford to feed herself, let alone provide vetting and food for this bottomless "pit".😅 So sadly I had to decline this adoption. She stayed at my old home for about a year, until I insisted she had to come home with me to my mom's. She wasn't happy, but she knew county was out of the question as they are still a kill shelter. I have attempted to adopt her out a few times since then. One inquiry turned out to be from a dog fighter. They thought I didn't know. Anyway, Big NO! I drove about four hours away to meet a lady who, unfortunately was hoarding pitties in a small hotel room, and was incidentally giving birth to a new baby when I arrived. My instincts told me this was a very risky situation. Another interested party had a trial for one night. I told this person this dog must have a fence or be leash walked, as she is reactive to small animals. He agreed, but waited til I left to try his luck with letting her free roam in a highly populated area in the city. So I went to get her back, knowing this couldn't possibly end well. It seemed she might end up staying, as I was absolutely mentally exhausted from all the failed attempts, and from being cursed at by several others who failed to pass adoption criteria, which included vet checks, character references, evidence of ability to provide adequate care and safe environment. I have taken some time off from trying to adopt her out. Keeping her just seemed easier and safer than continuing to try to adopt her out. It seemed so unlikely that I would find a suitable adopter anyway, with so many desperately needing help. But recently, my health has gone downhill. I have been managing, but having been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and pancreatitis, along with being a full time mom, and caring for my mother, whose health has also declined drastically, it's becoming increasingly more difficult for me to keep up with the demands of caring for her. I've been tired before, and experienced burn out. But this is something entirely different. For the first time, I'm seriously afraid that the day is coming soon that I might not be able to tend to her. I am having more and more trouble walking. And she has so much energy, she desperately needs to be walked and played daily with to keep anxiety at bay. She is such a sweet girl, and has responded well to training. She is in good health, and the thought of her ever going to the county kill shelter terrifies me. But I fear that one day in the near future, I may have no other choice. As I said, I am managing. It is painful many days, and some days I am literally going on autopilot with no regard to my condition. I will continue to do my best to care for her as long as she needs me. But have decided that, in order to avoid the possibility of having to send her to a shelter where she will most likely be euthanized, I need to put forth my best effort to find her a loving home. She is spayed, and as mentioned previously, has had some training. She responds well to cues when I am able to consistently work with her. She loves to snuggle and give hugs. She even likes to dance with her paws around my waist. She loves kids too, but should be supervised as she does get excited and jump up for a hug. She loves to do zoomies too, and at times will forget herself and crash into her person. Very manageable, tho, by a strong healthy person. Regular walks and engagement help with this anxiety induced burst of energy tremendously. She has been sleeping in an air conditioned kennel, with lots of room in a large fenced yard to roam. But what she truly wants is daily walks and playing, and to be inside snuggling with her person. If you have experience with pit babies such as this, have no small animals, and can and will give this sweet girl the life she deserves, please message me. Please be prepared to offer vet references so that I can ensure that she is going to a responsible person. I am ok with self care such as holistic care and self administered parvo vaccines. But I would need to contact your vet to know that she will be vaccinated for rabies and that you are a responsible and loving pet owner. Also, you and your family must be able to keep her environment calm and without chaos as it is a trigger for her anxiety. I know it sounds silly, but I would also need to know that she chooses to go/stay with you to ensure that she will be happy with this transition. Preferably someone nearby, or I am willing to travel and spend a couple days letting you get to know her if you are willing to allow me to see where she will live. I don't care if you're not a great housekeeper. Or if you live in an apartment so long as you have time to walk her. I will not let her go somewhere she is not happy tho, or at risk of encountering and harming another pet. My ultimate goal is to get better. To possibly have surgery for my back, followed by physical therapy to regain strength, to control pancreatic flare ups through diet modification. And assuming I am able to make a significant recovery, I hope to get even more serious about rescue and go on to save many more lives through training and education. I am actually hoping to be able to attend school for training, become certified at a behavioral specialist, and, at some point, provide training to shelter dogs to increase adoptability, as well as to aide in their success post adoption. For those if you who don't know, one of the number one reasons dogs are returned to shelters after adoption is lack of training. And for those of you who do know, you are well aware of how essential training truly is, primarily for large, strong dogs such as pitties, and what a game changer it can be for them. Thank you for reading. Again, I am located in Mobile, Alabama. I promise, if you are qualified and looking, this could be your next best friend! I have never know a dog to more loyal or loving!
Point of contact
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2023.06.04 05:45 Nevertrumper2019 Biochemistry Tutor

I just started my summer biochemistry 1 class and it feels a bit overwhelming. As per usual, I am having a hard time when I get stuck on small things. For example: what happens to histidine when it is at a pH of 8.5 when it has a pka of 6 and it is the conjugate acid that confers a charge ? I believe there would be no charge because at that point it would be a conjugate base? Idk. Who knows ? Not me.
Anyway, I’m planning to drop around $1000 to hire varsity tutors to help me pass this class. Am I crazy? I am trying to act fast and make this less painful for me. I just do not want to re-take this course.
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2023.06.04 05:45 fantastic-mrfawkes Spectrum Outfitters vs GC2B Review

Spectrum Outfitters vs GC2B Review
Hey there guys!
I've been wearing one of GC2B's racerback binders since late 2021, and two months ago I bought a Spectrum Outfitters short binder. I've seen a lot of people asking about these two binders in comparison, so I decided there was no better time than the present to do a review of them.
First, a bit about my body type, though.
I have a pretty large chest relatively speaking, with a 32" rib circumference underneath my soft tissue, and a 39.5" circumference around the chest/nipple, which puts me at around a G to H-cup in terms of bra size. I bought a size medium for both the GC2B and the Spectrum Outfitters binders. I believe my sizing is actually pretty significant in terms of the fit of these two binders, but I plan on getting into more detail about that later.
So without further adieu, the review!
For reference, S = Spectrum Outfitters, and G = GC2B

Spectrum Oufitters side view
With the side view, there tends to be a visible "dent" or "swoop" from the shirt falling through the neckline of the binder, which gives the effect of it looking less flat than the GC2B binder.

GC2B side view
As you can see, the GC2B binder isn't completely flat either, but the shape seems a bit smoother, and looks a bit less like I'm wearing something under my shirt.

Spectrum Outfitters front view
GC2B front
Not a huge difference here.

Spectrum Outfitters front view (no graphics)
Here, you can yet again see the shirt sort of fall through the largelower neckline of the SO binder. It's more obvious on this shirt than it was on the black shirt with the graphic design.

GC2B front view (no graphics)
With the GC2B binder, the neckline is visible, but it's higher up, and there's not enough weight to make the shirt fall through much. However, as you can see, the binder kind of squishes my chest together, giving me a "uni-boob" that's slightly more visible/less flat looking.

Spectrum Outfitters fit.
This is where the Spectrum Outfitters binder shines. As you can see, the whole binder comes much lower down on my torso, which provides support for my chest. The armpit area is also much lower, and so I don't have fabric cutting into my armpit. However, as you can see, the lower neckline allows my chest tissue to squish upwards, which is technically a better binding practice as it avoids skin stretching, but it makes that tissue more visible and prominent with a shirt on.

GC2B fit.
The GC2B binder binds higher, and doesn't leave a wide gap for the short to fall through when I wear one... BUT, my chest is constantly slipping down in the binder, and I'm almost always having to stick my hands under my shirt to readjust my chest every few minutes. Very, VERY often. This binder is also very tight around my armpit and it kind of hurts like hell. The smaller armpit hole is actually why I think the GC2B binder gives me uni-boob. It forces them to press together in the middle instead of chilling on the side.

Binders overlapped.
Here you can see how much lower the Spectrum Outfitters binder sits than the GC2B one. The Spectrum Outfitters binder also has much wider and more discreet shoulder straps that slide into view way less often than the GC2B ones do. In fact, the GC2B shoulder straps actually cut into my shouldeneck, and cause a lot of discomfort.
In general, the Spectrum Outfitters binder is MUCH more comfortable than the GC2B binder. My nipples never feel like they are getting chaffed, the fabric is much thinner, cooler, and softer than the GC2B's fabric, there are no uncomfortable seams digging into my skin, and I never have to readjust my chest in the binder. The Spectrum Outfitters binder is much better for exercising or doing active things as well.
However, in terms of raw binding power, I think the GC2B may be slightly better.
But that comes with a big caveat, and that's 1) it binds better IF AND ONLY IF my chest is in the right position, i.e., I've just adjusted it in the last few seconds, and 2) IF YOU HAVE A LARGER CHEST.
I think all of the problems I have with the Spectrum Outfitters binder wouldn't be an issue if I had a smaller chest. For example, your shirt probably won't fall into your cleavage if you don't have a big enough chest to have major cleavage in the first place. With a smaller chest, I think that the Spectrum Outfitters binder would be better on all accounts.
So to summarize...
Binding power: The GC2B is slightly better, especially with a larger chest. However, the larger chest can "fall down" or slip in the binder, which means you need to readjust the binder constantly to get the full binding effect. I'd say...
Spectrum Outfitters - 4
GC2B - 5

Versatility; The Spectrum Outfitters binder is more discreet, has less visible straps/seams, and is much better for exercise. Since I don't have to readjust my chest wearing it, it's also far better for multi-layers outfits.
Spectrum Outfitters - 5
GC2B - 3

Comfort; Spectrum Outfitters wins this one hand down for many many reasons. Softer, cooler, better fit, less tight in the armpit/shoulder, supports your chest, folds nicely, does not roll up, etc...
Spectrum Outfitters - 5
GC2B - 3

Durability/Quality; While I haven't been wearing my Spectrum Outfitters binder for nearly as long as my GC2B binder, I can pretty safely assure you that the stitching and pigment quality of the Spectrum Outfitters binder is far superior. It feels much better quality.
Spectrum Outfitters - 5
GC2B - 3


The Spectrum Outfitters binder is more comfortable and more supportive, has less visible straps, and is of higher quality (seemingly). However, the GC2B has slightly better raw binding power for larger chests.
I would recommend the Spectrum Outfitters binder over the GC2B binder.

If you have any additional questions, please let me know.
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2023.06.04 05:45 CanonMC I made a Spider-Man oc! I love him- [OC]

I made a Spider-Man oc! I love him- [OC]
This is his character submission I used for a spider-verse server:-

General information
Name: Arthur J. Davila Alias: Spider-Man Relatives: Ligia Owens(Mother), Quentin Davila(Father), Jonathan Owens(Uncle/Deceased)
Age: 15 Gender: Male Height: 5’7’’ Weight: 131 lbs Sexuality/Sexual Attraction: Bi-Questioning Alignment: Hero Secret Identity: Arthur J. Davila Birthdate: January 17th Birthplace: Union City, New Jersey (Moved to Queens, New York) Current homeworld: Earth #624145 Universe: Earth #624145 Interests: He’s really good at art and has started a small little career where he just sells some of his artwork online for a few bucks. He’s also a struggling inventor having made his web-shooters himself and trying to get an internship anywhere so far only really finding opportunities with Professor Connors and Dr.Octavius since he doesn't wanna work at Oscorp at all. He's really interested in music, he's a really big fan of the Mary Janes though he hasn't really met anyone that's in the band he has sat down and watched some of their performances and from afar has developed a bit of a crush on the drummer of the band(Gwen Stacy) though he’ll probably never tell her. Likes: Arthur likes drawing, he likes painting, and doing art is one of his passions. He likes listening to music and has a specific playlist made for whenever he's web-slinging which mainly consists of songs by JVKE. He likes reading comic books a lot some of his favorite characters being The Flash and Nightwing(since Spider-Man comics don’t exist in his universe) and he can get lost in whatever he's reading or doing sometimes not really paying attention to much else. He likes standing up for the little guy, which sounds cliche as all hell but he was once the little guy and knows how it feels, he knows he has to get back up so he does… not for him but for the people he needs to protect. Dislikes: He dislikes constantly being late for school, which feels weird to him considering the fact that he can get across the city in a few minutes, he is just always late when getting specifically there. He really dislikes math class which isn't cause he's bad at it, in fact, he's the one with the best grades in the class he just dislikes it because of how his math teacher tries treating him like he doesn't know anything. He dislikes supervillains (obviously) constantly attacking him and berating him on pretty much a daily basis and he dislikes Oscorp even though he's pretty good friends with Harry Osborn and consequently also friends with Peter Parker of his universe. Iq: 237 Era(Time Period): 21st Century(Present date)
Abilities: Arthur has strength and agility that stand far above those of the average human, allowing him to lift nearly 200 times his body weight and to leap and move at incredible speeds with high accuracy. He also heals faster than normal when injured, though he is not completely immune to viruses and other human ailments. Weapons: His only weapons are his web shooters which he uses to swing around from place to place and web enemies and objects when necessary. So far he has developed a few different types of webbing in his shooters, one that dissolves over time, an electric web, and a concussive web that's incredibly dense. Other than that his only other weapon is his fists and his brain. Rankings: N/A
Backstory: Alright, let's do this one last time… I was born in Union City, New Jersey, and had a fairly normal life when there. When I was around 6 years old my family relocated to Queens, New York where we live now. Growing up I was a pretty average kid, just smarter than the rest. Me and my uncle had a great relationship and hung out most of the time, even though my mother and he drifted apart slowly, my uncle was really the biggest person in my life. I was out on a trip with my class for school when I got bit by a radioactive spider, I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and was standing where Peter in most universes usually is, so instead of him getting bit, I did. I became the one and only Spider-Man, and I lost some people… namely my uncle who turned out to be one of the two prowlers of my universe and sacrificed his own life to save me… telling me to always get back up and to remember that “with great power comes a need to do good…” not for myself but for other people too. I'm pretty good friends with Peter Parker who I consequentially ended up saving when he turned himself into a giant raging lizard which was… something for sure. And I guess I just patrol the city now, fighting villains and saving people, and on the off chance that I'm not really doing hero stuff, I'm out there working with Pete at our internship with Dr.Octavious or attending some extra classes with Mr.Conners…(Or I'm watching some performances by The Mary Janes) So for now I am the one and only Spider-Man… or so i thought-
Eye color: Brown Color schemes: Deep Red, Light Blue, Carbon Gray Hair color: Brown
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2023.06.04 05:44 Halasham Faulty Reporting[Homelands]

Be me: Ishmael, Damphir Barbarian
Be not me: DM; Chus, Lizardfolk Necromancer; Aanshe, Koldemar Vitalist; Zero, Ratfolk Psion;
Having started a skull collection from the last band of Gnolls to harass the Nightmare Wagon we arrive in town...
We sell off the loot horde and split the value of it.
Chus uses his share to kit out his skeleton better.
We take a loot at the available jobs once out shopping is done.
There's four hunting jobs, hunting various critters that have found their way into the forest...
We take the jobs and ready ourselves to deal with them once we return to the temporary Kobold Den
While we're there we're introduced to a new mercenary who the tribe has hired to help deal with the issue, Zero the Ratfolk
After some time passes from Anshe being indisposed... we set off the hunt down the critters
Not too long on the road we come up on a sinkhole...
Anshe gets out and peers over the edge... the hole leads into a large cavern.
We decide to investigate and lock the wagons wheels, tie off some rope and make our way down...
We find ourselves in a cavern and slowly making our way forward we find... Basilisks!
INITIATIVE: Chus, Basilisks, Ishmael, Zero, Aanshe
Chus orders Buffy to charge and averts his gaze.
One of the Basilisks manages to bite Buffy and the other scores a crit while she's struggling.
The squad of Basilisks moves up approaching us...
Ishmael moves into position to head off a pair of approaching Basilisks and strikes one.
Ishmael & Zero are petrified!
Aanshe covers her eyes to protect herself and fires a ray zapping one!
Chus closes his eyes and blasts the Basilisks with his swarm magic.
The Basilisks continue their advance noming on Buffy and waddling into the fray.
One goes to nom each: Aanshe & Chus. Chus is bit!
Aanshe catches one with her health steal, healing Chus with the stolen HP
Chus surges his swarm! ... it kills Buffy and seriously wounds most of the Basilisks.
The Basilisks begin to withdraw...
Feeling about blinded and not finding enemies Chus opens his eyes... and is immediately petrified.
Aanshe's alone now... she blindly throws a Steal Health at the sound of their retreat and nails one!
After a second shot misses and the noise of the retreat dies down she risks a peek and sees her petrified party.
Aanshe manages to un-petrify the whole party and takes a minute to meditate.
Ishmael asks where Buffy is when he doesn't notice her among the group... Chus explains that she was destroyed in the fight.
We look around for the Basilisks and Aanshe removes her blindfold. Onward!
We make our way forward!
As we explore we find a small hole in one of the walls just larger than one of the Basilisks we've slain...
Aanshe goes a bit far ahead... and finds a Dracolisk!
Initiative! Zero, Aanshe, Ishmael, Chus, Dracolisk
Zero moves up into position.
Aanshe buffs!
Ishmael charges up almost into melee.
Chus! He tries to blind it?
It reposition and breaths acid!
Zero continues to try and better position...
Aanshe baps it with Steal Health
Ishmael follows the direction of the Acid back to the monster and scores a blind crit!
Chus activates his ghost hand.
The Dracolisk takes advantage of the no AoOs while blinded and flies from Ishmael's position.
It flies to Aanshe and attacks her!
Zero's turn! She stabs it in the thinking-parts.
Aanshe rips the last bits of HP from it with Stealth Health...
It falls, hits the edge of the bridge, slips and falls further.
...victory? Victory!
Aanshe carefully peeks... "I GOT IT!" she exclaims
She casts Metamorphosis and scales down to where it fell.
Ishmael comes to the top of the bridge to look down... "Is it dead?"
It's not and Aanshe stabilizes it.
We blindfold it and get to work hauling it out of the pit.
Zero begins to panic when she sees it being tied up and we explain that it's going to be tied up and brought in.
Meanwhile Chus collects one of the other dead Basilisks to serve as the replacement for Buffy
Looking at the situation we consider how to get the KO'd dragon up...
Ishmael suggests we go up and then just reel in the rope since we tied it to the rope we used to descend.
Sounds like a plan and we do it. We load the Dracolisk onto the Nightmare Wagon and roll back into town.
Nothing is crazy enough to mess with the Nightmare Wagon as we ride!
The town guards are a little concerned...
We explain we're bringing it to the council
They insist on having a guard come along.
Ishmael comments "Sure, climb aboard. Mind the blindfold, this thing petrifies."
The are concerned for a moment and force the rookie to be the guard for the trip to the council.
Aanshe tries to make conversation as we roll down the city streets... he's not very talkative.
The Council comes out to see what we've caught with all the weird...
They offer us a small bonus and Aanshe says it's insulting.
We suggest we'd sell the creature... and Chus immediately places an offer
We have a concern about it becoming a Dracolich and Ishmael suggests we involve the local Vampire.
Session called as it's nearing midnight.

Previous Session
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2023.06.04 05:43 Pineapples_29 Does your birthday also make you sad?

It’s not the aging… it’s just that no one really tried to do anything for me. My sister did. She tried to get us together but then my brother ruined it by picking on me and saying horrible stuff until I cried and sat alone the rest of the night.
I’m convinced my birthday is bad luck. Every year without fail something happens the day before or on my birthday that ruins it and then everyone moves on until next year when it happens again. Last year was okay.. at least we got together officially and no one was mean to me. That was lucky. This year nah… I thought 25 was special. Idk. Just venting. I’m an adult I don’t expect balloons and presents. Just wanted to do something fun.
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2023.06.04 05:41 Alfaromero97 My Ex broke up with me twice, i feel she truly didn't value me, i just don't understand why i keep seeing things in rose colored glasses when she manipulated me despite my confusion. i feel so vulnerable for than i have ever been in my life

I’m not going back anymore even if I wanted to because I had called her yesterday and asked if the break up was really definite because I was tired of the mind games she was playing with me and I bet she didn’t notice. I felt like the false hope that she kept putting out was driving me crazy. My emotions felt so bottled in all this time not being able to express myself around her snd the painful moments she did to me. She making making it more difficult and I was trying to talk to her calmly on the phone trying to tell her how much I had deeply loved and cared for her and did so much for her. She would basically accuse me of blaming it on her even though she never took the blame for anything and never accepted the truth for what it was and not even an apology. She was so cold and still was then hung up the phone on me. She blocked me right away but before she could block me I sent her this and she read it. “ If you have tried I would have truly seen it. If you would have been there for me at my lowest and when I needed you I would have seen it. If you would have truly loved me you wouldn’t hold back your love for me saying it and in actions the many times you did. You would have not thrown me out of your house every single time I wanted to fix something with you. You would truly engaged in the things I shown you and were important to me. Lastly you would have given me the security needed. No one who cares about someone should be walking on egg shells all the time if all they wanted was love and security. I know I want farther than you and loved you deeply because I cared deeply and had always been there for you. You manipulated my heart and you tore it. You got what you wanted for now. One day you’ll realize how much I did for you and sacrificed. You hurt me, my family, and my friends and I don’t ever want to see you again in my life especially how you took advantage of me for your own gain.” I felt so bad and remorseful for sending that but I feel all the emotional damage she had caused me and continued to do was so much I felt like I was going insane. She truly played with my heart and I feel it’s her loss completely for doing that. I remember when I saw the GoId moments before in her but I feel that was covered up by her true colors :( I guess that’s why I also feel so remorseful because I’m only seeing those good moments when in reality she did more bad to me than good. I just got so frustrated with her how terrible she treated me and mostly just swept it under the carpet blindly and pretended things were still normal 😭😭 I do hope I find some one better in the future who would treat me way better than she treated me. I feel I saved my future self further pain from her I couldn’t imagine accepting being friends with her, seeing her with another guy when I had treated her so well and did everything for her. As well as living with her and marrying her if we were still in the relationship together. Days later I felt so bad sending that message, because of my heart never wanting to hurt the girl i loved so much and always caring and loving her so deeply. The insanity of my emotions couldn't handle the emotional damage she had caused me in the relationship and where i wasn't able to stand up for my self. I waited a few days later giving her some space and i also was trying to see how i could reach her because I was blocked on everything. So my brother allowed me to send this message using his phone:
I want to say I'm deeply sorry, and I feel terrible to you the person I love and called my special person for these two good years. I reacted very immaturely the other day when we talked. I think I was so emotionally clouded that I couldn't think straight. I know you probably don't want to forgive me or talk to me again. I understand that. In truth I never want to burn the bridge I had with you. Even though I know we can't be lovers anymore. You know me where sometimes I over think things and do dumb things based in my emotions, something I know I need to work on. My deepest regret though is losing you who I loved so deeply. I want to love you as a friend and person that I cherished with all those amazing memories despite our challenges that made us split. I hope when you see this message you can unblock me and text or call me back. I just would like to have our numbers open so we can check on each other from time to time. I love you and care for so deeply, appreciate you, you were my first girlfriend who supported me in tough times and were there, I know we had challenging times and I accept we have to move away from each other romantically. I just would like to stay connected with you in some way.

A few days later she responds with this :

"Im really upset with what you said to me. I understand you have big emotions, but it doesn’t mean I will let myself be talked that way. Only for you to reflect and say sorry days later (Even though i genuinely went out of my way to say sorry) it’s just not fair. I’m going to keep you blocked for awhile because that’s the only way I can keep my boundary. I don’t know what the future holds, but I wish you nothing but the best."

i'm sorry for the long passage. I am guessing in the near future she's going to try and comeback eventually? and if she doesn't I hope you can see how much I deeply loved her and fought for her to show her how much i cared for her and our relationship despite the trauma she caused on me and how one sided she made it. Maybe its the best she let me go, could have it been a favor for me?
If anyone could help me sort this out? I feel so sad especially how much I cared for her, she was my first girlfriend.
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2023.06.04 05:41 Thunderbird_12_ Data point: AMEX WILL eventually claw it back!

I don't normally shop at Saks Fifth Avenue.
But, like many Plat users in the USA, I enjoy looking at their website twice a year to try and find something to buy that's close to $50 -- so I can take advantage of the twice-per-year $50 credit.
In December I found a thigh roller and some tongue scrapers. (Let's be honest, most of their stuff under $50 is crap, but it's fun to search for hidden gems.) With shipping it totaled $50.10 (Yay!)
The Saks $50 credit posted a few days later.
But, when they came, the thigh-roller was already opened (as if someone had returned it previously and Saks re-shipped it to me,) and the tongue-scrapper package looked like it had been on the floor at a TJ-Maxx warehouse. I returned them both.
Once Saks received the returned items, they returned my $50.10. I fully expected AMEX to claw back the $50 credit.
I checked my Jan statement. Nothing clawed back.
Same for Feb. Nothing. I shrugged it off, thinking I got lucky having received the $50 Saks credit and the $50.10 refund.
Fast forward to today, when I noticed a $50 charge from Saks (having totally forgotten about my December purchase/return.) After scratching my brain and searching my emails for proof of a recent Saks purchase, I call AMEX. They put me on hold for a few minutes, then came back to explain that they saw that I received two Saks credits after the return and clawed it back.
Nearly six. Months. Later.
AMEX gon' GIT their money! Don't sleep on AMEX!
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2023.06.04 05:41 dyingdownsouth How can i deal with frustration and anger inward and outward?

Just tonight I had someone nearly hit me going atleast double the speed limit out of my neighborhood. They then continued to swerve around behind me act as if they were going to hit me. They eventually turned after 5 minutes of following me acting this way and i was so mad i wanted to just fucking smash then in. The anger consumed me and i was fuming for well over an hour. Similar instances have happened on the road and in daily life where i get so damn angry. I am not normally ever like this and i am never violent, but recently it has become stronger and stronger. Its like a feeling of “I am not a bitch im gonna show you youre the bitch”.
Some backstory. I grew up in a household with a incredibly angry, short tempered, abusive father. At the drop of a hat violence and verbal threats and smashing of objects could happen. I am determined to not be like him. Ive gone to therapy and sometimes its helpful but sometimes im just like “Fuck This.” Like i was tonight. How do i quell this anger before i hurt myself or end up becoming like him and all the damage hes caused?
Edit: It is late where I am and I may be asleep as you are commenting but i will read and respond as soon as i can.
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2023.06.04 05:40 Financial-Map-6625 I'm way too beautiful and I want to use that

I'm a female 23 years old. During my teen years I was just like any regular teen in their transformation era glasses, braces and of course some acne (although it was not that bad in my case) However when became an adult everything changed got rid of both my classes and Braces and start developeing and looking like a grown woman. did not notice the difference at the beginning. However, when men started noticing my existence for the first time did realize something happened. Everyone who meet me for the first time stare at my face for a long time till it became way uncomfortable which is something I did not understand at the beginning but eventually I did through out the years. When enter any room everyone take a look from time to time and yes do fit the beauty standards at my home country and did not think about it that much. When I came to the US 10 months ago I still got the same looks (90% from men) at my classes, buses, stores and any other place you could imagine and at that moment something clicked and I told myself "Oh, maybe there is something special related to my face" then I start hearing that from people that literally came from different countries and cultures. I was always shy and a big intervert and these looks made feel scared and tired. However, I would be lying if I said that I did not feel flattered sometimes but mostly no. The years are passing and every year I became much and much poorer, my family are in great debt. I always looked at tall people who use thier hight to get to the NBA or people who were born with a very beautiful voice who used that and thrn they became famous singers who get millions so I don't see anything unethical about using your facial features to get something back and to be more specific I never had a boyfriend and no boy ever told me that he likes me, I had my first kiss when I was 23 and I'm a virgin so I don't mean using my face to use and hurt other people at all I do not want anything sexual but I know there is something like a face model (Please don't say became an instgram influencer that will be waaaay out of my comfort zone) I don't know if there is any agency who accept people from different countries in the US or is there ANY other way to use my looks to get somesort of income or there is a photograph who would need someone like me. Please please help me or guide me to find out the best solution I'm in a very tough situation.
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2023.06.04 05:39 Rare_Field6099 Shortage Anxiety

Hello friends/comrades, i'm nearing two weeks past when i've been able to take my shot (.25) due to the shortages.
Should i reach out to my doc about jumping onto 1.0? I have had some side effects, but they're very minimal when i'm responsible: Drinking 80+oz the day before, electrolytes, taking an ibuprofen for the headaches, etc.
I'm a little worried about not having the .5 to titrate me to 1.0 but i'm also starting to seriously get some of the old cravings/food noise back and i'm starting to PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2023.06.04 05:38 jhoosi [USA-CA] [H] Dell OEM RTX 3080 10GB, Founders RTX 3070 8GB, Aorus Master RX 6800 16GB, PNY GTX 1060 6GB [W] Local Cash, PayPal

Greetings and salutations!
First time posting so take it easy on me. :)
I have a bunch of old and old-ish GPUs laying about, so decided to do some late spring cleaning. These cards were mostly used for gaming and some light mining. I de-dusted as much as feasibly possible without disassembling the cards and verified their working condition.
Local is 91030 (South Pasadena, near LA). I strongly prefer local cash and pickup, but would be willing to ship for the right buyer and if there's no local interest. Buyer would pay for shipping and handling costs.
Please leave a comment and send me a PM with any inquires. Thanks for looking!
Item Description Price ($) Available?
RTX 3080 10 GB Dell OEM model. Has a non-functional HDMI port, so you'll have to use Display Port but otherwise it's in working condition. $400 Yes
RTX 3070 8 GB Founder's Edition. Comes with original box and accessories, such as the power cable adapter. $300 Yes
RX 6800 16 GB Gigabyte Aorus Master. Comes with original box and accessories. $380 Yes
GTX 1060 6 GB PNY 2-fan model. $50 Yes
Link to timestamps:
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2023.06.04 05:37 Worried_Relative_838 Where do you find the strength to stop talking to people who are bad to you?

I have this online friend I have been voice chatting with regularly. We were sort of doing a Spanish-English language exchange. He does some things though that alarm me and now I feel like it would be best to go separate ways.
But I just keep coming back because I love the homie feel of voice chatting regularly with someone. It's enough that I overlook the clear lack of respect he shows for me for no apparent reason. He makes rude jokes, does not apologize, clearly does not care... but he is fun to be around.
This same sort of situation happens a lot in my life, and I see now the pattern that I need to be strong enough to cut ties with people when I realize they are bad for me. I just blocked him after he purposefully ignored me then yelled at me when I asked him about something we had planned to do. But I am worried I will end up unblocking him again if he pings me in a mutual discord server and asks to vc because I am weak.

How do you find the strength and mental discipline to keep these people gone for good? Before you get hurt more seriously by them...
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2023.06.04 05:36 Financial-Map-6625 I'm way too beautiful and I want to use that

I'm a female 23 years old. During my teen years I was just like any regular teen in their transformation era glasses, braces and of course some acne (although it was not that bad in my case) However when became an adult everything changed got rid of both my classes and Braces and start developeing and looking like a grown woman. did not notice the difference at the beginning. However, when men started noticing my existence for the first time did realize something happened. Everyone who meet me for the first time stare at my face for a long time till it became way uncomfortable which is something I did not understand at the beginning but eventually I did through out the years. When enter any room everyone take a look from time to time and yes do fit the beauty standards at my home country and did not think about it that much. When I came to the US 10 months ago I still got the same looks (90% from men) at my classes, buses, stores and any other place you could imagine and at that moment something clicked and I told myself "Oh, maybe there is something special related to my face" then I start hearing that from people that literally came from different countries and cultures. I was always shy and a big intervert and these looks made feel scared and tired. However, I would be lying if I said that I did not feel flattered sometimes but mostly no. The years are passing and every year I became much and much poorer, my family are in great debt. I always looked at tall people who use thier hight to get to the NBA or people who were born with a very beautiful voice who used that and thrn they became famous singers who get millions so I don't see anything unethical about using your facial features to get something back and to be more specific I never had a boyfriend and no boy ever told me that he likes me, I had my first kiss when I was 23 and I'm a virgin so I don't mean using my face to use and hurt other people at all I do not want anything sexual but I know there is something like a face model (Please don't say became an instgram influencer that will be waaaay out of my comfort zone) I don't know if there is any agency who accept people from different countries in the US or is there ANY other way to use my looks to get somesort of income or there is a photograph who would need someone like me. Please please help me or guide me to find out the best solution I'm in a very tough situation.
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2023.06.04 05:35 AcanthocephalaKey573 Falling dreams…

So I’ve had a lot of falling dreams when I was a kid and young adult. My question is what does it mean when you hit the ground? Normally falling dreams you wake up right before the hit, not for me. I would hit bottom but on my back. I would get a sharp pain from tail bone to the center of my back. I find it odd what do you think?
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2023.06.04 05:35 Aromatic-Republic-77 How can I (18F) adjust when moving from 6.5 hours to 1 hr away from my boyfriend (18M)?

For some backstory, i’ll try to make it as understandable as possible.
I live in ohio and my boyfriend lives in illinois. I have a friend, M, who used to live in illinois and grew up with my boyfriend and other people our age. Then, in fifth grade, she moved to my school and we became friends. During the pandemic, M started a server with me, a few friends from school, and her friends from illinois. My boyfriend was NOT a part of this as they had more distance over the years. Eventually, in 11th grade, M invited me and a few other friends to visit a college in her hometown in illinois, and to meet with the friends we had in the group chat. We agreed, and during this trip M’s family had a get together with everyone they knew from illinois and my future boyfriend attended. He and I hit it off, and the next day he even attended the college tour and ice skating with us. We started dating about 1.5ish months later.
Now during our relationship, we’ve had to learn a lot of communication and how to be more mature during it due to the distance. We are doing extremely well and don’t have any major issues besides some struggle with the distance. We meet every 2-4 weeks depending on circumstances. Ever since the tour i took with M i fell in love with her hometown and she and i both planned to attend the college. However, due to cost, I instead took an opportunity at a college an hour away where I got nearly a full ride scholarship and massive opportunities in the honors program. M will likely attend the college in her hometown. Due to this, I will be living an hour away from my boyfriend, and I am really nervous about the transition and would appreciate any advice. I do have some friends in his and M’s hometown but most are his friends so i do not exactly count them. I plan to not see him for a couple of weeks to settle in and meet people and then we will go from there. Thank you for advice!
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2023.06.04 05:35 Lil2Faydd SUPER messes up? Or: Am I bored going down a Rabbit hole? Or do I need help?

I stumbled on this “incell and I don’t respect women” post…
I suddenly was reminded how I constantly tell myself “I don’t respect women.” I don’t respect how they dress at the gym (I go daily). I assume they’re all whores and I’ve avoided relationships and recently slept over a strippers house and found it more appealing than any encounter I had from any woman in recent memory because I didn’t have to “assume” anything. She didn’t hide anything or fake who she was. She undressed in front of me day one to change and it wasn’t to turn me on, it wasn’t awkward for either of us, it was just a person changing clothes…
Am I attracted to a type?
Am I tripping when I go to the gym and a girl seems to be following me around the gym near the machines I’m using? Am I that bad at social interactions unless it’s 100% stated or clear what the motives of each person is.
I’m not unattractive, I have face tattoos and a body one of my recent hook up (gassing me up I’m sure) said “people would die for”, I’m as attractive as a guy with face tattoos can be.
There’s days I go to the gym and I’m embarrassed to scare someone if I approach them.
I randomly get “I love your tattoos” from cute and “ugly” girls, but at the end of the day, I look at these women and can’t take any of them serious.
Part of me thinks my ex destroyed me mentally, (that’s a book length of a story), then I wonder if I just enjoy being single, but after I slept over at the strippers house, I felt a sense of calm. Not so much comfortable, but Zen. Like “finally, someone who doesn’t act fake”
As I’m typing this, I’m going through so many emotions (I know I should see a therapist or w/e) but that’s not something I’d ever do. I wouldn’t be honest with them. I’d be afraid of their judgement.
Truth be told, I’m afraid to be honest about the things I think on a daily basis.
From: “that’s a cop” - thought about random truck (but it’s a black truck and seemed to follow me so it’s CIA - don’t get me started)
To: (honestly) thinking drones follow me and film me like I’m on the Truman Show or something.
I would push the button, end it all, send the nukes. Not b/c I hate myself or people but I truly think humans are a parasite and will infect every planet and kill it like we do…
Im oddly the life of any party I go to. My brother took me to his friends and he texted him after we left asking if I had fun and seemed like it was improving to him which was nice to be respected and to feel important that people usually will go out of their way for me to notice them, girl do it as well, but I’m so pessimistic and beat up from life I just coast, I could make a real impact on so many life’s, instead I sulk and prefer to keep to myself.
When someone opens their mouth to talk I feel annoyed. I enjoy silence always and being alone 90% of the time. If im not alone I better be having sex or making money (enough money to change my life in a VERY short period of time) or else my time is wasted…
Idek what to do anymore. I’m checked out but it’s like I’m watching myself live (almost like an out of body experience), because I can’t bare to deal with people anymore. It sometime seems like someone else is living my life for me and I watch me work through them and I assume that’s God. And honestly that’s the ONLY thing keeping me going…
I literally deleted 20 more paragraphs b/c Reddit wont let me post b/c it’s too long…
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2023.06.04 05:35 Ok-Boat-6125 My math learning disability is holding me back from attaining my dream and it pisses me off

I want a career in AI but math being a large component of it is seriously making it impossible for me to get that degree. I have a math related learning disability and I never even gone beyond algebra 1 back in High School because of it. So yeah, here i am a fool who had a hard time dealing with baby math like that trying to pass the big leagues like precalculus in college. I have repeated several precalc math classes at my college so much that I'm almost done with GE(general education) but I have done absolutely nothing for the classes that is absolutely crucial to my major.. I've tried to get help from my professors and tutors(from the college) but it barely helped and then I end up dropping the class anyways. Another thing is it's impossible for me to study on my own, I get frustrated that I can't understand math terminology and it feels like I'm teaching myself stuff that I can't comprehend. I'm just tired of breaking down and being upset at my incompetence...
I am signed up for yet another math class in the fall, but I'm already anticipating that I am going to drop out again. I just don't know what steps I need to take that'll help me pass. Do I hire a private tutor who is used to dealing with cases such as mine? I just do not know about that but what I do known is if I drop the class yet again then I'm either changing my major entirely or I'm dropping out of college. Sometimes dreams don't come true.
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2023.06.04 05:34 Bronze_Age_472 (Spoilers Extended) A Red Woman, A Second Son (who would be a Usurper Uncle)

You know this story.
His name is Stannis. He is a second son. He is obsessed with his nephew, in particular this nephew's legal claims (to land, to wealth and power)*.
We the reader BELIEVE Joffrey is not legitimate, but that is not important. What is important is that Stannis is Joffrey's uncle. Joffrey is young (and the most vulnerable he will ever be in his life).
Stannis brings to the North a "red" woman. Men say she's essentially his "wife". She worships a foreign religion, alien and hostile to the gods of the North.
But he his not alone. As they say in star wars... There is another.
You know this story as well.
Tyrion is a second son.
He is also an uncle. This uncle toys with the idea (but as yet does not commit to the deed) of murdering and overthrowing his nephew. He considers the murder of Joffrey and placing an amiable younger brother who he could rule though instead. A usurpation... You might say.
While we the reader are biased FOR Tyrion because we follow his POV chapters, I can tell you as an uncle it is NOT NORMAL to think about murdering your nephew. And if you doubt that Tyrion is a would-be usurper Uncle... Why else was he reading about Valyrian machines of war IN PEACE TIME (Robert's reign has been peaceful for over a decade now)? This is a clear reference to Shakespeare's Richard III who says he cannot enjoy peace time.
Richard III's famous "Winter of discontent" speech
"...But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass; I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph; I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them; Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity: And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain"
I admit however that this is subjective and that some uncles may have good reason to have these thoughts.... ;)
If we are to believe the results of his trial by combat, he succeeded in the murder of his nephew (for which he contemplated and threatened to do (before witnesses) and was formally accused).
Again, it does not matter if Tyrion ACTUALLY killed Joffrey. What matters is that he contemplated it. He threatened it before witnesses. And was accused. This puts him into the archetype GRRM has made.
What matters are Tyrion's incentives which place him in competition with his own young nephew. What matters is that Tyrion fits an existing pattern of second sons, who contemplate usurping their young nephews.
Lastly, Tyrion fits this pattern in another bizarre way. He married a red haired girl. A Tully girl to be precise.
The Bloodstone Emperor
The Bloodstone Emperor is a usurper. We know very little of him.
We know he usurps from his sister, the Amethyst Empress.
We also know he takes a Tiger Woman (aka a "Cat") for his bride...
Arnold Karstark
This uncle tries to usurp his nephew (the rightfull lord Rickard Karstark). He declares for Stannis on an attempt to get the rightful heir killed by his Lannister captors. Furthermore, once this rightful heir was killed it would make Alys Karstark the heir. She would then be married off to Arnolf's son.
We do not have many details about the Karstark family tree but it's highly likely that Arnold Karstark is a second son as well.
Arnolf is another example of these re occuring usurper uncles. For all we know he is also a second son... But we're not certain.
What's the point? What does all this mean?
J'accuse... Eddard Stark!
Who else took a red woman "to wife"? A Tully girl?
Who else took her North?
A woman with gods alien to the North... ?
Was she associated with "Cats" (You could call her a "Tiger Mom" by her personality type... Not for any weird reasons)?
Ned Stark... I accuse you of usurping your blood nephew Jon Snow. Or is it John Stark?
Jon Snow... Catelyn found it strange indeed that Ned declared the boy his bastard... "For all the North to see".
Jon Snow... They told you that bastards "grow faster" than trueborn sons... To hide your true birthdate...Jon Snow my boy, you know nothing... Not even your own birthday... Quite possibly you don't even know your true name...
Jon Snow... Who dreams of his place being in the Winterfell crypts... And not dragons or of Kindslanding or the Iron Throne... As would befit the son of R+L = J**.
Jon Snow... Who Catelyn and Ned Stark both dreaded as a contender for Winterfell against their own children. Why would they both dread this boy and his claims...? Unless they trumped the claims of the children of Ned and Catelyn?
Ned, Ned, Ned... You've been a bad boy***.
*I believe GRRM likes the usurper uncle trope. It's villanized in literature but it's very understandable from a human level. Consider; you are an adult man, a baby boy is heir to something valuable. Why not take it from him? He cannot defend himself or oven defend the thing of value (a lordship, a Kingdom, anything of value). You only have a small window of time to decide before the child grows to adulthood and the opportunity is lost forever. It's easier to understand than most "villains".
**Jon Snow has nothing in common with Rhaegar. No songs. No prophecy. He's a little angry at being a bastard but not Rhaegar's famous "doom and gloom".
***All these years I wondered how Ned was a "Grey" (morally) character. GRRM famously once stated he only makes characters that are a shade of grey. There are no black or white characters, just shades of grey...Just like real life. But how would Ned be grey? Unless...
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