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[Let's Build] D100 A little bit of everything for your aristocratic woman~

2023.06.05 11:34 AgereSylveonDarling [Let's Build] D100 A little bit of everything for your aristocratic woman~

Do you ever wish that lists had a bit more accommodation for the gentleladies of your fantasy retinue? Weeeelllll step on up to your one stop shop of anything for the highborne girls!~ (Fair warning that most of this list is coming from a huge personal list of concepts that I've had for a long time, so I don't remeber any names of original creators as I never expected to share the list or anyting on it. If your concept is on here, please do contact me, please, so I can give proper credit)

  1. A hairpin adorned with an elvish love note, folded into an origami flower; you always smell nice, no matter how dirty or sweaty you are (u/ChihuahuaJedi)
  2. A veil of creamy, silken fiber shorn from a unicorn’s mane, hung from a braid of cloth-of-gold.
  3. Sweetpearl II: Spoilt pageant pony, a gorgeous Andalusian mare. Fears being alone, and great at making you feel guilty.
  4. A delicate shawl, lacy and fringed, woven from pearly spider silk.
  5. A dark blue silk mantle lined with white mink fur and embroidered in abstract silver diamond patterns at collar and hem.
  6. The Ladies Who Lunch - a guild of the who's who in feminine society that have been issued a holy mandate to find the very best cheese and wine pairing. Often women in full corsets and gowns are found spelunking into forgotten country wine cellars
  7. Phoenix Flan - A delectable Flan that, once halfway eaten, bursts into flames and reforms as Creme Brulee
  8. Ice sapphires. Usually cut into small cubes, these are placed in cups to keep the contents cold on hot days.
  9. A snow globe, and inside, there's a beautiful little pastoral town with rolling hills and pink and blue flowers. You shake it, and in a swirl of pink and blue petals, the scenery has changed to a snow-dusted town. Also goes vice versa.
  10. A small jar of golden nails with flower shaped heads that can only be driven by a glass hammerhead.
  11. A single brilliant blue rose petal that smells faintly of almonds, rolled up in the finest white silk handkerchief.
  12. Sewing Kit. One of the needles is coated in a potent drow sleeping poison.
  13. Flower bread is made from various types of powdered flowers giving it a light floral taste.
  14. Heavenwurst, a sausage made of ground up Angel Wings.
  15. This Drow elf matron wears expensive, white gloves woven from finest spider silk.
  16. A clockwork butler. Every noble needs a servant, though people who keep as dangerous company as yourselves may need something more sturdy than an ordinary butler. For you, the king has prepared a gilded, perfectly-crafted clockwork device to give to you to help you on your journey. It can cook, it can sing, it can engage in basic conversation, it can do duck calls, it can identify mushrooms, it can make your bed, it can dust your cupboards, and everything in-between. While looking and acting like a clockwork automaton, like a man who's powered by gears and levers within himself, he has the stats of a duodrone.
  17. Unicorn Horn Broth - Shimmery golden soup with a taste like a sweet honey roast, often has a small dusting of nutmeg. Has intense healing properties.
  18. A Lady’s saddle, with bit and bridle included. The fixtures are in gold, studded with translucent pink garnets, the leather is of the highest quality.
  19. A tiara that allows you to experience the sensory experience of a black cat as long as you wear it and close your eyes.
  20. A tapestry woven from the finest silk. It depicts a king and his court having a feast in a garden. A kirin (or some other appropriate holy creature) flies across the sky in the background.
  21. Fae Mouse-Dragon - Likes to viciously attack flowers and nap in the destroyed petals. Uses emotion magic on you to communicate its needs and feelings, so try to keep her happy unless you want bad vibes. She sheds her scales once a month, and they're a powerful aphrodisiac when consumed!
  22. A stall of assorted crystal bowls and cups displayed with wax fruits, all of it outlandishly overpriced.
  23. Unicorn Wax: Burning this wax-like substance that is found under the tongues of certain unicorns and inhaling the smoke will cause the user to experience hallucinations of a magical, bright, and colorful world for 1d12 hours, and increases wisdom by 1 for 1d6 hours.
  24. A baby’s mobile bearing four silver plated doves, elegantly sculpted, with translucent blue azurite eyes, suspended from a teak frame.
  25. A gold statuette carved in the likeness of a canary and is small enough to fit in a pocket.
  26. Bride’s day – Commemorating the beginning of summer, all the new brides dance with the unmarried women, to imbue to them their own marital fortunes. The dance takes place in the kings courtyard and no males are allowed in. At the end the queen usually tries to set up an unwed dancer with a royal family member.
  27. At a party the torches emit perfumed smoke that are enchanted as aphrodisiacs or some other effect.
  28. An expensive water feature or fountain is filled with wine, it is in the shape of people and animals doing very risque things.
  29. Golden Scissors - A pair of golden scissors, if you snip a thread from any clothing, however ragged, it shall transform into a magnificent suit or gown of gold thread that perfectly fits and flatters the intended wearer.
  30. A large crystal decanter etched with grapes and vines with an electrum lip, handle and foot.
  31. A Gentleperson's Toolset - A rather large and expensive set of tea, along with a huge and renewable stock of platinum quality tea leaves and sweets of all kinds.
  32. A long, elegant quill made from a peacock. The eye in the feather seems to reflect the light, and the quill tip is masterfully crafted of mithril.
  33. Heartseeker - This pair of velvet gloves allows the wearer to sense the suites of any cards it's touching.
  34. A slightly worn, satin collar that fits any creature it is placed on. It's got the cutest little bell affixed to the front of it.
  35. Wand of Feathery Feline Pleasures. A wand that creates a moving illusion of a feather tuft for cats to play with. Each illusion lasts about ten minutes.
  36. Smellen’s Sweet-Smellin’ Snuff Case'. A box that encases the wearer's nose and prevents them from smelling anything outside of the box. Includes a tiny drawer to place a desired scent.
  37. PipeDream™. A fancy looking pipe used for smoking. It can be used to blow different shapes, colors, and even bubbles.
  38. Celestial salt and abyssal pepper shaker set.
  39. An intricately detailed figurine posed as though singing to an audience on a balcony above her. Her eyes sparkle with tiny jewels to make it appear that she is crying
  40. Cruel Queen’s Sangria - A favorite recipe of an ancient, dethroned tyrant. Her sangria is sweetened with dragon fruit, blood orange and star fruit fit for a crown.
  41. A large tin canister whose lid is stamped with the image of a bountiful orchard whose trees are overflowing with fruit, the ripest of which has fallen and filled a cornucopia. The container is brimming with dozens of well-preserved dried currants.
  42. A hag (or any other long nailed creature) giving visitors a scalp massage. She makes wonderful conversation and speaks fondly of her grandkids.
  43. A silver hip flask engraved with drunken satyrs in various acts of foreplay with nymphs.
  44. Kaleido cakes - Boldly colored cake, made of shifting geometric patterns with different flavors, but always with a moderate dusting of powdered sugar. Simply rotate the cake until the flavors change to your personal tastes, but your friends can change it too.
  45. Stardust Sauvignon - A dry white wine that is traditionally served in silver cups.
  46. A single small pink satin pillow. Intended for a lap cat.
  47. A bright white, woman’s bonnet with a pink silk ribbon tied around the front into a delicate bow.
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2023.06.05 11:32 Senior_Department_84 How to Choose the Right LED Oyster Lights

How to Choose the Right LED Oyster Lights
LED Oyster lights, commonly referred to as surface mounted ceiling lights, offer an economical yet energy-saving lighting solution for homes with lower ceilings. Their energy and cost efficiency is unsurpassed while they come in numerous designs to fit your decor perfectly.Selecting the ideal oyster light can have a dramatic impact on the mood of any room. To find one suitable for your living space, take note of these factors.
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Size

Oyster lights are an elegant choice for living rooms. Their flush mount design makes installation quick and simple; their numerous sizes and brightness levels ensure there is something that fits seamlessly into every Space.To determine which oyster light will work for your home, take into account both its light output and height above ground level (HAGL). For instance, Oyster light and LED ceiling lights with an HAGL of four meters emit more illumination than those with two meters above Ground.When replacing an existing fluorescent or oyster light fitting, it is crucial that you select an equivalent diameter (diameter). Furthermore, try and locate LED oyster lights compatible with existing dimmers so you can still control its brightness and colour temperature using your current switch.

Dimmability

Dimmable LED oyster lights are ideal for setting the right atmosphere with their lighting, or those seeking more control of their home lighting. Non-dimmable LEDs all illuminate at equal brightness and can often appear dull or monotonous.Dimmable LED lamps or lighting fixtures depend on their driver, known as their "luminous flux".When looking for LED lamps and fixtures that are dimmable, make sure they bear a dimmable symbol on their packaging and that your intended dimmer switch is compatible with LEDs - older dimmer switches may only work properly with higher wattage bulbs and may not work with lower wattage LED lamps or fixtures as effectively. In such instances, trailing edge dimmers tend to work better.

Colour Temperature

LED lights come in a range of colour temperatures, which is known as Kelvin. Kelvin allows you to set the mood in any given space; for instance, warmer colours create an inviting and relaxing ambiance in living spaces, while cooler hues are better suited to office environments where attention to detail is critical.The LED Oyster Light comes equipped with a switch which enables you to choose your preferred colour temperature - Warm White 3000K, Cool White 4000K or Daylight 5000K are your options for customization. This makes replacing old fluro tubes or halogen oyster lights with these energy saving alternatives easier, providing up to 75% energy savings while matching existing light temperatures for improved ambient illumination in any space while cutting your electricity bill significantly and decreasing carbon footprints while helping the environment!

Mood Lighting

Mood lighting is all about setting a desired atmosphere in your luxury home through various hues and lighting effects. A great way to use mood lighting is to draw the eye towards an area or feature of interest such as artwork or the fireplace; dimmable LED oyster lights allow this process quickly with their remote controls for easily changing color brightness settings of selected fixtures.Different colors also have psychological impacts on human minds and bodies. Bright hues like red, orange, and yellow have stimulating properties which make them great for social spaces while blue and green create soothing environments ideal for meditation or relaxation.Mood lighting can also add another level of illumination in certain rooms, whether overhead or task lighting is not sufficient to achieve desired effects. For instance, in a study a dimmable LED ceiling light in warm white colour would help evoke feelings of serenity and calm while rooms used more for task-based activities should use brighter cool white lighting instead.
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2023.06.05 11:28 Cultural_Concern_470 How do I not develop an ED while cutting weight?

Context, I'm 16F, 5'10, and 260 lbs. The weight distributes pretty well so I don't look as big as I really am, but I've been bullied my whole life for my weight and it makes me feel awful. I've tried to loose weight on and off for years but nothing has worked. I don't want to develop an ED just to get skinny like my siblings and teammates, but I dont know my other options.
I exercise regularly (about an hour everyday, normally closer to 3 during the school year), I don't snack, I don't drink soda or juice (tea or water is my drink of choice) and I eat relatively small meals as I have this huge thing against my food touching on my plate, so all my portions have to be small enough that I can divide them up, and I don't eat breakfast (not hungry in the morning). I've never noticed and issue with the food I'm eating. Yeah, I do like the occasional pasta or soup, but I order salads when my family eats out, and I have some sensory issues against most meat, so I get most of my protein from other places like eggs.
What else can I do? Should I just talk to my doctor? Last time I went she didn't seem to have an issue as I was doing everything I was supposed to but I don't see a difference and it's just so frustrating. All my teammates are small and beautiful and I feel just so gross next to them in pictures. No matter how little I eat, how much I exercise, and what I cut out, there's no difference and I just want to see any positive change at all
Qt the same time though, I've heard about how dangerous disordered eating can be. And it's not like I am facing any medical issues, at least mh doctor doesn't say I am. I get frequent blood checks to screen for diabetes and high cholesterol, but it all comes back normal. Her only concern is occasionally I come up for high blood pressure during visits, but, BP issues run on both sides of the familu and doctors freak me out so I normally test high anyways.
What else can I do? My exercise routine is mostly cardio and strength training, is there anything I can add there? What else can I cut out? Are there any questions I should be asking? Thanks
Edit/sidenote: A lot of this Reddit suggests counting calories. My mother experienced a pretty bad ed as a child/teenager, so I'm strictly prohibited from counting calories, so I wouldn't be able to tell you the specific calorie count
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2023.06.05 11:27 cream_trees Turn out ever so specifically progressive turnout and young turnout

I highly doubt that young and progressive turn out will be very high at all simply just look at the Democratic party and you'll see how absolutely god-awful it's going to do in 2024
Let's look at all of the things they failed to do
Protect the LGBT community
Protect abortion rights
Protect the working class
Help the American people in any way
Protect black people and other people of color
But hey let's look at some of the things they did to do
Protected their corporate interests
Helped Ukraine in a needless war
Helped strengthen international ties between the US and allies
Not be Donald Trump so that's good
And that's about it
You can scream filibuster all you want but Democrats could have done something they didn't tho
Joe Biden has been an extreme disappointment Democrats have done nothing in the youth don't have a reason to vote
In federal elections
Maybe local elections will be a bit better who knows maybe all the individuals wanting to vote in local elections will help bolster Federal elections however when you look at Florida you'll realize that falls apart as well
The point of the matter is young people already know that nothing is going to change no matter how many ballots you cast
I mean everyone voted Democrat in 2020 and we still lost roe because they actually needed to vote Democrat in 2016 and even then they probably still would have lost roe
If Republicans didn't have Trump who is just unpopular amongst Independence or desantes who wouldn't get enough Trump support
The presidency would most likely go red Joe Biden would only likely win because of luck basically
And even still though Donald Trump isn't favored it wouldn't be 100% impossible
And deSantes may be able to flip enough moderate Democrats in States like Nevada Arizona and Wisconsin to just barely take a win
Either way it's quite obvious that Republicans are going to take the Senate and most likely that they're going to retain the house and how if they're going to do that might as well just give them the presidency as well
Who knows when Republicans get both houses Joe Biden might just become a Republican and start voting with the Republicans as well especially if we get another crisis the Republicans can just got everything and blame it on the Democrats when Joe Biden signs it.
The point of the matter is they're realistically is no reason for young people or progressives to vote because nothing is going to get better no matter how many ballots they cast
There is going to be no abortion protections ever.
No lgbtq protections.
No protections for communities of color.
And the middle class is just going to continue shrinking until it does not exist.
Those are just the facts.
You can disagree all you want. but just like how no matter how much you disagree with the sky being blue it will always be blue.
This will always be the fact in the United States.
Things will only ever get worse.
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2023.06.05 11:25 Aromatic-Confusion21 Trip report

One of my more fun experiences was something that still makes me ponder. So as I entered hyperspace and I expected to see vibrant colors and geometry but it was different this time and it started with a small bead in the center of my vision, this bead spun and began to get bigger until it was a quarter of my visual perspective. After a minute of this sphere spinning and changing colors it spun like twine or a cats toy and these gaint hands appeared from opposite sides of my peripheral vision... At this point I'm almost positive that I was looking at two gigantic figures controlling this amazing optical illusion for me like it was a puppet show or something. anyway it was a moment for me that almost felt like a blanket of comfort, let me know if anyone has had any similar experiences.
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2023.06.05 11:24 TkTkji First pc build, anything wrong?

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 7600 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor €240.90 @ Datatronic
CPU Cooler Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler €72.90 @ Jimm's
Thermal Compound Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 1 g Thermal Paste €8.90 @ Datatronic
Motherboard Gigabyte B650 GAMING X AX ATX AM5 Motherboard €227.90 @ Datatronic
Memory G.Skill Flare X5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory €113.90 @ Datatronic
Storage Western Digital Black SN770 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive €65.90 @ Datatronic
Video Card PowerColor Red Dragon OC Radeon RX 6800 XT 16 GB Video Card €599.90 @ Jimm's
Case Fractal Design North ATX Mid Tower Case €155.90 @ Datatronic
Power Supply Corsair RM850x (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply €134.90 @ Jimm's
Case Fan Noctua A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan €32.90 @ Jimm's
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1654.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-06-05 12:23 EEST+0300
Anything wrong with these parts? Also suggest some changes you feel like should be done.
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2023.06.05 11:21 XenuLies Specific music video seen on YouTube Music by chance, unable to locate since. Appeared to use rotoscope of musician walking towards camera as frames of him + Lyrics 'zoomed' out towards the center, creating a rainbow-tunnel effect as each new frame on top was a new color

Specific music video seen on YouTube Music by chance, unable to locate since. Pretty sure it was Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival, but numerous searches have not turned up this video.
It appeared vintage or was made to look vintage. Featured rotoscoped frames of a musician (I presume the song's artist) with medium-long hair and a guitar slung around their shoulders/back as they walked towards (or away, it was that kind of illusion) from the viewer.
Every frame was a solid color of the musician + the lyrics of that point in the song + some foliage for a border, all in one solid color, while the previous frame would then be zoomed out slightly behind behind it. As each new frame changed the color, it created this sort of rainbow-tunnel effect where you could see all the previous frames/colors going further and further back.
The musician never got closer or further, so it was a steady cam shot of them walking. If it wasn't Bad Moon Rising then it was definitely a similar song from that period, although that hardly narrows it down.
I saw the video play at someone else's place using Youtube Music on a roku tv, a song from that period was selected first and autoplay cycled it through some more before it played this particular one and finally continued on to some others. I have similarly searched for videos of the other songs I remember from this session, namely Walk of Life and Stuck in the Middle with You, but these weren't it either. I'm almost positive it was Bad Moon Rising.
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2023.06.05 11:19 CupDave Eddsworld mandela effect bruh

k mate here u go, 4 mandela effects
  1. The Color of Edd's Hoodie: One of the most prominent Mandela Effect discrepancies in Eddsworld revolves around the color of the main character Edd's hoodie. The majority of viewers distinctly remember Edd's hoodie being red, while others recall it being blue or green. Despite numerous episodes and fan art depicting the hoodie as red, those experiencing the Mandela Effect argue that their memories insist on it being a different color.
  2. The Existence of a Missing Character: According to some fans, they vividly remember a character named "Emily" being an integral part of the Eddsworld cast. These fans recall her being a close friend of Edd and the gang, frequently appearing in episodes and participating in their adventures. However, in the official series and creator statements, there is no record of such a character. The debate continues as fans share their memories of interactions and episodes involving Emily.
  3. Alternative Episode Endings: Numerous fans claim to remember alternative endings to certain episodes of Eddsworld. They describe scenes, dialogue, and outcomes that differ from the officially released versions. For example, in the "Space Face" episode, some viewers recall an ending where Tom sacrifices himself, leading to a bittersweet resolution. These alternative endings, if they truly exist, have left fans questioning the authenticity of their memories and the nature of their shared experiences.
  4. Change in Animation Style: Certain viewers assert that the animation style of Eddsworld has undergone significant changes over time. They remember the early episodes having a more simplistic and rougher style, reminiscent of the show's earlier days. However, when revisiting those episodes, they find the animation style to be more polished and consistent with the later episodes. This discrepancy in perception has led some to question whether the animation was altered in retrospect or if their memories are playing tricks on them.
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2023.06.05 11:04 Dr_Apperpixion If You See It, It Is Too Late

I never met my birth parents. They both died on a job when I was a baby, and I went into foster care. I didn’t have any interest in knowing anything about them; my adoptive parents are the ones who raised me.
However, everything changed a week ago when a group of men came knocking at my door. They wore what looked like military uniforms, but instead of the usual green, they wore a distinct red color instead. They loaded me, along with my foster parents into an unmarked matching red van. We were rushed to a farmhouse on the opposite side of Washington where the facility was heavily guarded with intimidating men and unfamiliar machines that appeared like they required several men to operate.
Being an IT major, I had no knowledge nor interest in these things. I’m not a runner, fighter or a strategist, so I couldn’t fathom what they wanted from me.
They relentlessly interrogated me for three days, bombarding me with questions and then, when they concluded that I was blissfully unaware, intimidated me with frightening information. Dumbfounded, I soaked in every ounce of knowledge they offered me. The new knowledge I gained made me see my parents in a new terrifying light. I couldn’t help but feel more resentment, adding on to the existing resentment I harboured. My parents not only betrayed themselves, but me as well and part of me feared that I would never be safe again. I couldn’t help but feel manipulated. They were long gone, but their past still controlled my fate.
I was eventually uprooted to a secondary protective facility, one in which I was not permitted to know the location of. For my own safety, they assured me. Once settled, they supplied me with new electronics and destroyed my old ones. They warned me that I was to stay under the radar, completely untraceable. Again, for my own protection. I was confident that given my knowledge of IT, software engineering and cyber security, I would remain unseen and untraceable to anyone who might be hunting me.
Now that I am sure I am safe, I can finally write this message and warn anyone connected to the initial bloodlines involved. It is crucial for my message to reach you.
The story begins with my biological grandfather. He worked for a branch of the government closely related to NASA. Following the moon landing there was a great deal of classified developments that the population was oblivious to. The department my grandfather worked for protecting the world against extra-terrestrial threats or extra-terrestrial terrorism as they described it.
Paranoia gripped them after the moon landing and they took drastic measures to prepare. Five years later, they deciphered the first communications and signals from frequencies previously unknown to them. These signals were so powerful that they destroyed entire systems, disrupted the power grid and took down entire radio stations. This special branch of government discovered they could tap into these signals which revealed that our galaxy has been under constant surveillance. This was ironically discovered by extra-terrestrials working within this branch, tasked to monitor and prevent extra-terrestrial terrorism on a much larger scale.
At this point in their story, the soldiers were reluctant to divulge more. Insisting that they already revealed too much. But I demanded full transparency, refusing to cooperate with their equivocation. It was essential that I know my involvement in these matters. So, they continued, placing a huge box in front of me, overflowing with papers. They swiftly unveiled its contents to me, Stacks of documents and old tapes they tossed onto the table, one after the another.
The documents contained, amongst others, details of weapons the organisation, known as ESA were crafting and testing along with formulas to create immensely powerful weapons. They used advanced calculations to try and manufacture better equipment that could be sent up to space. They were doing this undisclosed, to monitor and learn as much as they could.
The ESA spent millions designing and building a spacecraft to contain their equipment, if the situation ever called for it. It is still a work in progress. All of this is actively happening, the documents and footage stamped up until a week ago.
I opened a document with a list of classified individuals who had this information. Presidents, EU members, a handful of the rich and powerful, who used this information to design and construct underground bunkers, granting that, if anything were to ever happen, they’d be prepared. These aren’t a new concept though, the extremely rich and powerful have been known to publicly sponsor new technological advancements. Well some may think this gave them the upper hand, it eventually proved their foolishness.
The following is what I saw in the most crucial videos:
Video 1: dated 1975 The video opens in an empty cell, appearing to be a reinforced holding chamber. At first, the room is dark, then the spotlights switch on, illuminating the centre of the room. Now in the light, I could clearly make out what looked like a reinforced metal wall with chains protruding from it. The focus shifts to the back of the room where a large door opens and something is dragged in a sheet, concealing its identity, and tied down with thick chains. The video ends.
Video 2: June 1975 I saw about 20 armed men entered the room and start to unwrap the sheet from what they hauled in. After several minutes of unwrapping, the identity of the thing they brought in is revealed.
There seemed to be a glitch in the recording, at different points in the video the screen was covered in static. The sound was muted, and the figure was hard to make out. It appeared that the creature was attempting to change shape, vibrating as if to phase into a different shape. Despite its best attempts, it remained unsuccessful and reverted back to its original form. .
Video 3: the very next day wnd June 1975
The video opens with the creature fully in focus. Within the 18 hours of footage, the creature is constantly seen attempting to change form. It fails every time, but that doesn’t prevent it from trying again. It looks like a blur, occasionally a second head or what appears to be a human hand. It’s apparent the creature has shapeshifting abilities.
The next 200 videos are identical. To the naked eye, it seemed like a loop. But it wasn’t. The creature was, however, relentless in its attempt to free itself or escape.
Video 204: October 1975
This time the alien appeared to be asleep, head limp and no movement. This video had sound, but it was accompanied by a high pitch buzz that made my ears hurt. At the six-hour mark, the faint cry of a baby can be heard before gradually escalating into full-blown screaming.
At first I suspected that one of the scientists had brought their child along, but the agents assured me the crying was coming from the creature. As the video progresses, the cries grow louder and more demanding, eventually accompanied by a deep voice. Close to the end of the video, 22 hours in, multiple voices begin to scream simultaneously, causing everything to shake.
The documents show that, after this incident, the cage was reinforced. The next few videos are static, proving that the creature has the uncanny ability to manipulate video and disrupt frequencies.
Video 340 February 1982
The creature, with its brown discoloration, possessed crocodile like scales and an eagle like head, but it was entirely reptilian in nature. It stood at a whopping 12 feet tall and was covered in an unknown slime like substance.
The chains were substantially thicker than they were years earlier, and the cage has been fortified. It looked like a different room altogether.
The agents explained that the creature got loose and attacked 12 soldiers, absorbing them into itself instead of merely killing or eating them.
The creature was taken to Nevada, close to the desert, where a strong armoured underground structure had been constructed, far from civilization. The facility has been equipped with high level security precautions which allowed sections of the building to be sealed off and rigged to explode, guaranteeing that, if necessary, the building would collapse in on itself, trapping the creature within its cage, underneath the rubble.
The creature mirrored the image I conjured up in my head when I pictured the devil; brown, scaly, a demonic voice. The eyes were its most terrifying feature, shaped like that of a reptilian, but blood red. I counted 4 horns on its head, and it bore a pair of nasty fangs. Its feet bore the resemblance of a dinosaur, but it lacked a tale. Once the creature was no longer phasing in and out, it settled on a more consistent appearance, one that was easier to recognize.
Video 341 February 1982
This video marked the first appearance of my grandfather. He entered, along with four other men in lab coats, carrying a large syringe, approximately the size of my arm. He stuck it into the beast’s heart, causing it to instantly fall into a deep sleep. He proceeded to connect various machines onto the slumbering creature, attaching electrodes to its head and chest which were linked to a sizeable computer or something that resembled a computer. The video cuts off after this, leaving us to guess what occurred next.
Video 343 February 1982 The lights in the room were far brighter than before, and it once again lacked the presence of sound. The reason for this remained unknown.
Within the room stood a table filled with an assortment of equipment that appeared to be severely damaged. The lights flickered at intervals, and the creature began to phase in and out once more. This made it difficult to distinguish its appearance amid the static moments and blurred movements. The scientists observed the creature a safe distance away.
The scientists were relying on a certain frequency they discovered to keep the creature at bay. It seemed to produce positive results for the next few videos.
The videos that followed held a similar pattern. The creature remained silent, wired to machines while people came in and out taking notes or the occasional blood or slime sample. The creature remained composed, not once attempting to shift or escape again.
According to the agents’ records, everything proceeded as planned. My grandfather welcomed his first son, my father in 1975, he subsequently resumed his project until his resignation in 2008 when he was 55. A year later, he had a fatal heart attack, my grandmother following soot. My father was 34.
My father and his younger brother began working for ESA in 2004, when they were 28 and 24. New technological advancements introduced better cameras and electronic equipment for testing purposes. Since the technology became so advanced, their visits to the cage became as infrequent as once a week, or even less often. With new needles, enhanced equipment and upgraded data collection, the project transferred to electronic records ushering changes in the filing system.
While we waited for my transportation, they shared more classified documents. According to the notes, the once wild and violent creature was now unrecognisably tame and responsive, even answering questions. It remained unclear whether they had intentionally provoked it or stumbled upon a means to subdue it.
The circumstances surrounding my birth were strange. My dad impregnated a college classmate, and they made the mutual decision to put me up for adoption since neither of them had the desire to raise a child. My mother was studying biology and my father, a young genius physicist that found it hard to understand basic human interaction as it was. According to my foster parents, I was born in 2000, but the data I was presented proved I was born two years prior. This revelation had a more profound effect on me than anything else I’d seen.
Regardless, I was immediately given up for adoption and my existence was all but forgotten about. My adoptive parents moved to Iowa, and that’s where I lived up until 2018 when I left for Harvard. I always wondered what my birth parents were like. My adoptive parents told me I was a genius and speculated that I inherited my brain from somewhere. It’s an uncanny feeling; the knowledge that every aspect of my life was monitored.
The videos documenting the creature continued for the next 6 years. It became routine, apart from the indistinct chatter from the observing scientists and other government employees. There were no other sounds, incidents or noteworthy occurrences.
The tests revealed that the creature’s biology was predominantly alien, with no genetic material in common with humans. The scientists highlighted the alarming fact that the creature’s DNA was ever changing, resulting in frequent sample collection and analysis.
They concluded that, the creature was still a baby at the time of capture, which made it easier to contain. They did, however, underestimate its shocking growth rate which resulted in the deaths of the 12 soldiers’ years prior. At the time, it was still in its adolescent phase. Further research uncovered that the creature had the unique ability to absorb the genetic material of the men it came into contact with. The more humans it absorbed, the more diverse its gene pool became. A portion of the genes obtained gradually became more similar to those observed in humans. It’s as if the creature dove into an immense pool of genes and, as it absorbed more humans, its genetic makeup gradually began to adopt more human like qualities. Although difficult to comprehend at first, the basic explanation is that with every absorption of genetic information, the creature’s genetic composition seemed to evolve, storing human qualities within its own gene and gradually becoming more human-like That is my understanding of it.
Which brings me to the final video they have. Prepare yourselves.
Video: mov5078436b The creature behaved normally before viewing was disrupted by static. Among the sudden legion of voices, it echoed my father’s name, simultaneously expanding in size which causes the surroundings to convulse. Alarms resounded, piercing the silence as the creature tugged at its chains, cracking the floor ceiling in its attempt to break free. An ear splitting roar escaped its mouth as hordes of armoured soldiers rushed the cage, massive tasers in hand. They zapped the creature at maximum voltage as it continued to roar, lights flickering excessively. The camera feed is interrupted again by bouts of static.
A second group arrived, armed heavily with guns, increasing the crowd to a total of 30. The gunfire was so severe that it affected the video’s audio. One of the chains bound to the roof of the cage had already broken loose by the time the third group of soldiers arrived. This group carried a machine emitting bursts of fire, which had no effect on the creature aside from antagonizing it. It releases a powerful blast from its hand, causing the room to tremble which shattered the bulletproof glass into millions of pieces and sent the men flying across the room. Both of the creature’s hands were now free, and it began to morph.
Finally, a third group arrived in heavily armoured suits, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. They wielded lasers and what appeared to be a concentrated lightning gun. I was grateful they hadn’t made use of nuclear weapons which would have wiped everyone out. After every attempt, the creature remained standing. Now it was his turn.
The creature freed itself from the remaining shackles and unleashed a blast with both its hands. All that was left of the solders was a gruesome mess of blood where they stood. The air filled with a haunting scream that echoed throughout the halls. The creature released a menacing growl in the form of words that sent chills down my spine, “Dennis McCarthy”, my father’s name.
Right before the camera blacked out, I could have sworn he was in the brink of morphing into a human form, but the recording was cut short by the thunderous detonation of explosions that sent the building into destruction, burying the truth within its rubble.
The scientists, including my dad, were taken by the ESA (extra-terrestrial security agency) and hidden in a heavily guarded underground haven. They were issued new identities and relocated, which isn’t a new concept for the government.
As far as the drones’ visual feed could capture, the entire operation was terminated, leaving behind the collapsed and buried ruins of a facility that was once fully functional. It was under strict surveillance for any signs of life, but as the years rolled by, complacency set in, compromising their once strict security measures.
My father, uncle and the rest of the scientists assumed new lives and identities. As far as the rest of the world was concerned, they were dead.
In 2010, an unexpected interruption occurred. Reports indicated that the drones simultaneously malfunctioned, and the video feed erupted into static. A team arrived at the site to find it disrupted, all the drones lay in scattered heaps across the landscape.
Before anyone could investigate or react, all communication with the agents safeguarding the scientists was abruptly terminated. One be one, the connections were severed, leaving them permanently unreachable. When they reached my father’s safe house, they were greeted with his spine-chilling absence. He had vanished without so much as a trace that he had ever been there to begin with—no signs of struggle or any shred of evidence left behind. He was lost in an infinite void of mystery. The only indication that something was amiss was the eerie blue glow invading the monitors moments before blackout. The only accurate word for it would be ‘suction’, leading the team to believe that they had been absorbed. It remained a speculation, though plausible enough to send waves of panic up their spines.
As we speak governments around the world have been swept up into the desperate search to locate the alien as well as training an elite group of drone pilots and soldiers in an attempt to confront and defeat the elusive entity. Furthermore, every effort at locating surviving relatives of the missing scientists, including my father, had fallen short. They too had vanished into an infinite cloud of mystery, not one left unscathed to provide answers.
Considering the site’s altered state, the complete destruction of the drones and the fact that the creature they had held captive was constantly evolving, they were profoundly aware of the unravelling truth.
I am the sole living descendent of the scientists that worked for ESA. The creature has made it his mission to eliminate any and all traces of their existence. This is the sole reason I was upended from my life and relocated to a heavily guarded facility, and this is the reason I feel compelled to share their stories.
I couldn’t comprehend why the creature would hunt me since I didn’t share the sins of my father, but I felt paranoid and vigilant regardless. I couldn’t help but feel compelled to look into the disappearances myself, perhaps due to some lingering hopes that the information was wrong. My pursuit for answers turned up nothing, not even social media accounts. It was as if any trace of their existence was utterly obliterated, there was no digital footprint left.
The reason I am now convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that my life is in danger is because I have started catching glimpses of subtle movements in my peripheral, a shadowy figure lurking around the premises, disruptions in the signal of my appliances, even the phone I am using right now.
Call me foolish for even relying on the very technology that might lead to my demise, but I felt compelled to warn anyone else who might be a descendent of the team that worked for ESA: project corrosion.
If you’re aware then heed my words and flee. If you are unaware, observe the news for any sudden or unexplained disappearances, and I regret to inform you but, if you come across the creature then it’s too late.
Stay safe my friends
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2023.06.05 11:03 Dr_Apperpixion If You See It, It Is Too Late

I never met my birth parents. They both died on a job when I was a baby, and I went into foster care. I didn’t have any interest in knowing anything about them; my adoptive parents are the ones who raised me.
However, everything changed a week ago when a group of men came knocking at my door. They wore what looked like military uniforms, but instead of the usual green, they wore a distinct red color instead. They loaded me, along with my foster parents into an unmarked matching red van. We were rushed to a farmhouse on the opposite side of Washington where the facility was heavily guarded with intimidating men and unfamiliar machines that appeared like they required several men to operate.
Being an IT major, I had no knowledge nor interest in these things. I’m not a runner, fighter or a strategist, so I couldn’t fathom what they wanted from me.
They relentlessly interrogated me for three days, bombarding me with questions and then, when they concluded that I was blissfully unaware, intimidated me with frightening information. Dumbfounded, I soaked in every ounce of knowledge they offered me. The new knowledge I gained made me see my parents in a new terrifying light. I couldn’t help but feel more resentment, adding on to the existing resentment I harboured. My parents not only betrayed themselves, but me as well and part of me feared that I would never be safe again. I couldn’t help but feel manipulated. They were long gone, but their past still controlled my fate.
I was eventually uprooted to a secondary protective facility, one in which I was not permitted to know the location of. For my own safety, they assured me. Once settled, they supplied me with new electronics and destroyed my old ones. They warned me that I was to stay under the radar, completely untraceable. Again, for my own protection. I was confident that given my knowledge of IT, software engineering and cyber security, I would remain unseen and untraceable to anyone who might be hunting me.
Now that I am sure I am safe, I can finally write this message and warn anyone connected to the initial bloodlines involved. It is crucial for my message to reach you.
The story begins with my biological grandfather. He worked for a branch of the government closely related to NASA. Following the moon landing there was a great deal of classified developments that the population was oblivious to. The department my grandfather worked for protecting the world against extra-terrestrial threats or extra-terrestrial terrorism as they described it.
Paranoia gripped them after the moon landing and they took drastic measures to prepare. Five years later, they deciphered the first communications and signals from frequencies previously unknown to them. These signals were so powerful that they destroyed entire systems, disrupted the power grid and took down entire radio stations. This special branch of government discovered they could tap into these signals which revealed that our galaxy has been under constant surveillance. This was ironically discovered by extra-terrestrials working within this branch, tasked to monitor and prevent extra-terrestrial terrorism on a much larger scale.
At this point in their story, the soldiers were reluctant to divulge more. Insisting that they already revealed too much. But I demanded full transparency, refusing to cooperate with their equivocation. It was essential that I know my involvement in these matters. So, they continued, placing a huge box in front of me, overflowing with papers. They swiftly unveiled its contents to me, Stacks of documents and old tapes they tossed onto the table, one after the another.
The documents contained, amongst others, details of weapons the organisation, known as ESA were crafting and testing along with formulas to create immensely powerful weapons. They used advanced calculations to try and manufacture better equipment that could be sent up to space. They were doing this undisclosed, to monitor and learn as much as they could.
The ESA spent millions designing and building a spacecraft to contain their equipment, if the situation ever called for it. It is still a work in progress. All of this is actively happening, the documents and footage stamped up until a week ago.
I opened a document with a list of classified individuals who had this information. Presidents, EU members, a handful of the rich and powerful, who used this information to design and construct underground bunkers, granting that, if anything were to ever happen, they’d be prepared. These aren’t a new concept though, the extremely rich and powerful have been known to publicly sponsor new technological advancements. Well some may think this gave them the upper hand, it eventually proved their foolishness.
The following is what I saw in the most crucial videos:
Video 1: dated 1975 The video opens in an empty cell, appearing to be a reinforced holding chamber. At first, the room is dark, then the spotlights switch on, illuminating the centre of the room. Now in the light, I could clearly make out what looked like a reinforced metal wall with chains protruding from it. The focus shifts to the back of the room where a large door opens and something is dragged in a sheet, concealing its identity, and tied down with thick chains. The video ends.
Video 2: June 1975 I saw about 20 armed men entered the room and start to unwrap the sheet from what they hauled in. After several minutes of unwrapping, the identity of the thing they brought in is revealed.
There seemed to be a glitch in the recording, at different points in the video the screen was covered in static. The sound was muted, and the figure was hard to make out. It appeared that the creature was attempting to change shape, vibrating as if to phase into a different shape. Despite its best attempts, it remained unsuccessful and reverted back to its original form. .
Video 3: the very next day wnd June 1975
The video opens with the creature fully in focus. Within the 18 hours of footage, the creature is constantly seen attempting to change form. It fails every time, but that doesn’t prevent it from trying again. It looks like a blur, occasionally a second head or what appears to be a human hand. It’s apparent the creature has shapeshifting abilities.
The next 200 videos are identical. To the naked eye, it seemed like a loop. But it wasn’t. The creature was, however, relentless in its attempt to free itself or escape.
Video 204: October 1975
This time the alien appeared to be asleep, head limp and no movement. This video had sound, but it was accompanied by a high pitch buzz that made my ears hurt. At the six-hour mark, the faint cry of a baby can be heard before gradually escalating into full-blown screaming.
At first I suspected that one of the scientists had brought their child along, but the agents assured me the crying was coming from the creature. As the video progresses, the cries grow louder and more demanding, eventually accompanied by a deep voice. Close to the end of the video, 22 hours in, multiple voices begin to scream simultaneously, causing everything to shake.
The documents show that, after this incident, the cage was reinforced. The next few videos are static, proving that the creature has the uncanny ability to manipulate video and disrupt frequencies.
Video 340 February 1982
The creature, with its brown discoloration, possessed crocodile like scales and an eagle like head, but it was entirely reptilian in nature. It stood at a whopping 12 feet tall and was covered in an unknown slime like substance.
The chains were substantially thicker than they were years earlier, and the cage has been fortified. It looked like a different room altogether.
The agents explained that the creature got loose and attacked 12 soldiers, absorbing them into itself instead of merely killing or eating them.
The creature was taken to Nevada, close to the desert, where a strong armoured underground structure had been constructed, far from civilization. The facility has been equipped with high level security precautions which allowed sections of the building to be sealed off and rigged to explode, guaranteeing that, if necessary, the building would collapse in on itself, trapping the creature within its cage, underneath the rubble.
The creature mirrored the image I conjured up in my head when I pictured the devil; brown, scaly, a demonic voice. The eyes were its most terrifying feature, shaped like that of a reptilian, but blood red. I counted 4 horns on its head, and it bore a pair of nasty fangs. Its feet bore the resemblance of a dinosaur, but it lacked a tale. Once the creature was no longer phasing in and out, it settled on a more consistent appearance, one that was easier to recognize.
Video 341 February 1982
This video marked the first appearance of my grandfather. He entered, along with four other men in lab coats, carrying a large syringe, approximately the size of my arm. He stuck it into the beast’s heart, causing it to instantly fall into a deep sleep. He proceeded to connect various machines onto the slumbering creature, attaching electrodes to its head and chest which were linked to a sizeable computer or something that resembled a computer. The video cuts off after this, leaving us to guess what occurred next.
Video 343 February 1982 The lights in the room were far brighter than before, and it once again lacked the presence of sound. The reason for this remained unknown.
Within the room stood a table filled with an assortment of equipment that appeared to be severely damaged. The lights flickered at intervals, and the creature began to phase in and out once more. This made it difficult to distinguish its appearance amid the static moments and blurred movements. The scientists observed the creature a safe distance away.
The scientists were relying on a certain frequency they discovered to keep the creature at bay. It seemed to produce positive results for the next few videos.
The videos that followed held a similar pattern. The creature remained silent, wired to machines while people came in and out taking notes or the occasional blood or slime sample. The creature remained composed, not once attempting to shift or escape again.
According to the agents’ records, everything proceeded as planned. My grandfather welcomed his first son, my father in 1975, he subsequently resumed his project until his resignation in 2008 when he was 55. A year later, he had a fatal heart attack, my grandmother following soot. My father was 34.
My father and his younger brother began working for ESA in 2004, when they were 28 and 24. New technological advancements introduced better cameras and electronic equipment for testing purposes. Since the technology became so advanced, their visits to the cage became as infrequent as once a week, or even less often. With new needles, enhanced equipment and upgraded data collection, the project transferred to electronic records ushering changes in the filing system.
While we waited for my transportation, they shared more classified documents. According to the notes, the once wild and violent creature was now unrecognisably tame and responsive, even answering questions. It remained unclear whether they had intentionally provoked it or stumbled upon a means to subdue it.
The circumstances surrounding my birth were strange. My dad impregnated a college classmate, and they made the mutual decision to put me up for adoption since neither of them had the desire to raise a child. My mother was studying biology and my father, a young genius physicist that found it hard to understand basic human interaction as it was. According to my foster parents, I was born in 2000, but the data I was presented proved I was born two years prior. This revelation had a more profound effect on me than anything else I’d seen.
Regardless, I was immediately given up for adoption and my existence was all but forgotten about. My adoptive parents moved to Iowa, and that’s where I lived up until 2018 when I left for Harvard. I always wondered what my birth parents were like. My adoptive parents told me I was a genius and speculated that I inherited my brain from somewhere. It’s an uncanny feeling; the knowledge that every aspect of my life was monitored.
The videos documenting the creature continued for the next 6 years. It became routine, apart from the indistinct chatter from the observing scientists and other government employees. There were no other sounds, incidents or noteworthy occurrences.
The tests revealed that the creature’s biology was predominantly alien, with no genetic material in common with humans. The scientists highlighted the alarming fact that the creature’s DNA was ever changing, resulting in frequent sample collection and analysis.
They concluded that, the creature was still a baby at the time of capture, which made it easier to contain. They did, however, underestimate its shocking growth rate which resulted in the deaths of the 12 soldiers’ years prior. At the time, it was still in its adolescent phase. Further research uncovered that the creature had the unique ability to absorb the genetic material of the men it came into contact with. The more humans it absorbed, the more diverse its gene pool became. A portion of the genes obtained gradually became more similar to those observed in humans. It’s as if the creature dove into an immense pool of genes and, as it absorbed more humans, its genetic makeup gradually began to adopt more human like qualities. Although difficult to comprehend at first, the basic explanation is that with every absorption of genetic information, the creature’s genetic composition seemed to evolve, storing human qualities within its own gene and gradually becoming more human-like That is my understanding of it.
Which brings me to the final video they have. Prepare yourselves.
Video: mov5078436b The creature behaved normally before viewing was disrupted by static. Among the sudden legion of voices, it echoed my father’s name, simultaneously expanding in size which causes the surroundings to convulse. Alarms resounded, piercing the silence as the creature tugged at its chains, cracking the floor ceiling in its attempt to break free. An ear splitting roar escaped its mouth as hordes of armoured soldiers rushed the cage, massive tasers in hand. They zapped the creature at maximum voltage as it continued to roar, lights flickering excessively. The camera feed is interrupted again by bouts of static.
A second group arrived, armed heavily with guns, increasing the crowd to a total of 30. The gunfire was so severe that it affected the video’s audio. One of the chains bound to the roof of the cage had already broken loose by the time the third group of soldiers arrived. This group carried a machine emitting bursts of fire, which had no effect on the creature aside from antagonizing it. It releases a powerful blast from its hand, causing the room to tremble which shattered the bulletproof glass into millions of pieces and sent the men flying across the room. Both of the creature’s hands were now free, and it began to morph.
Finally, a third group arrived in heavily armoured suits, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. They wielded lasers and what appeared to be a concentrated lightning gun. I was grateful they hadn’t made use of nuclear weapons which would have wiped everyone out. After every attempt, the creature remained standing. Now it was his turn.
The creature freed itself from the remaining shackles and unleashed a blast with both its hands. All that was left of the solders was a gruesome mess of blood where they stood. The air filled with a haunting scream that echoed throughout the halls. The creature released a menacing growl in the form of words that sent chills down my spine, “Dennis McCarthy”, my father’s name.
Right before the camera blacked out, I could have sworn he was in the brink of morphing into a human form, but the recording was cut short by the thunderous detonation of explosions that sent the building into destruction, burying the truth within its rubble.
The scientists, including my dad, were taken by the ESA (extra-terrestrial security agency) and hidden in a heavily guarded underground haven. They were issued new identities and relocated, which isn’t a new concept for the government.
As far as the drones’ visual feed could capture, the entire operation was terminated, leaving behind the collapsed and buried ruins of a facility that was once fully functional. It was under strict surveillance for any signs of life, but as the years rolled by, complacency set in, compromising their once strict security measures.
My father, uncle and the rest of the scientists assumed new lives and identities. As far as the rest of the world was concerned, they were dead.
In 2010, an unexpected interruption occurred. Reports indicated that the drones simultaneously malfunctioned, and the video feed erupted into static. A team arrived at the site to find it disrupted, all the drones lay in scattered heaps across the landscape.
Before anyone could investigate or react, all communication with the agents safeguarding the scientists was abruptly terminated. One be one, the connections were severed, leaving them permanently unreachable. When they reached my father’s safe house, they were greeted with his spine-chilling absence. He had vanished without so much as a trace that he had ever been there to begin with—no signs of struggle or any shred of evidence left behind. He was lost in an infinite void of mystery. The only indication that something was amiss was the eerie blue glow invading the monitors moments before blackout. The only accurate word for it would be ‘suction’, leading the team to believe that they had been absorbed. It remained a speculation, though plausible enough to send waves of panic up their spines.
As we speak governments around the world have been swept up into the desperate search to locate the alien as well as training an elite group of drone pilots and soldiers in an attempt to confront and defeat the elusive entity. Furthermore, every effort at locating surviving relatives of the missing scientists, including my father, had fallen short. They too had vanished into an infinite cloud of mystery, not one left unscathed to provide answers.
Considering the site’s altered state, the complete destruction of the drones and the fact that the creature they had held captive was constantly evolving, they were profoundly aware of the unravelling truth.
I am the sole living descendent of the scientists that worked for ESA. The creature has made it his mission to eliminate any and all traces of their existence. This is the sole reason I was upended from my life and relocated to a heavily guarded facility, and this is the reason I feel compelled to share their stories.
I couldn’t comprehend why the creature would hunt me since I didn’t share the sins of my father, but I felt paranoid and vigilant regardless. I couldn’t help but feel compelled to look into the disappearances myself, perhaps due to some lingering hopes that the information was wrong. My pursuit for answers turned up nothing, not even social media accounts. It was as if any trace of their existence was utterly obliterated, there was no digital footprint left.
The reason I am now convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that my life is in danger is because I have started catching glimpses of subtle movements in my peripheral, a shadowy figure lurking around the premises, disruptions in the signal of my appliances, even the phone I am using right now.
Call me foolish for even relying on the very technology that might lead to my demise, but I felt compelled to warn anyone else who might be a descendent of the team that worked for ESA: project corrosion.
If you’re aware then heed my words and flee. If you are unaware, observe the news for any sudden or unexplained disappearances, and I regret to inform you but, if you come across the creature then it’s too late.
Stay safe my friends
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2023.06.05 11:01 Dr_Apperpixion If You See It, It Is Too Late

I never met my birth parents. They both died on a job when I was a baby, and I went into foster care. I didn’t have any interest in knowing anything about them; my adoptive parents are the ones who raised me.
However, everything changed a week ago when a group of men came knocking at my door. They wore what looked like military uniforms, but instead of the usual green, they wore a distinct red color instead. They loaded me, along with my foster parents into an unmarked matching red van. We were rushed to a farmhouse on the opposite side of Washington where the facility was heavily guarded with intimidating men and unfamiliar machines that appeared like they required several men to operate.
Being an IT major, I had no knowledge nor interest in these things. I’m not a runner, fighter or a strategist, so I couldn’t fathom what they wanted from me.
They relentlessly interrogated me for three days, bombarding me with questions and then, when they concluded that I was blissfully unaware, intimidated me with frightening information. Dumbfounded, I soaked in every ounce of knowledge they offered me. The new knowledge I gained made me see my parents in a new terrifying light. I couldn’t help but feel more resentment, adding on to the existing resentment I harboured. My parents not only betrayed themselves, but me as well and part of me feared that I would never be safe again. I couldn’t help but feel manipulated. They were long gone, but their past still controlled my fate.
I was eventually uprooted to a secondary protective facility, one in which I was not permitted to know the location of. For my own safety, they assured me. Once settled, they supplied me with new electronics and destroyed my old ones. They warned me that I was to stay under the radar, completely untraceable. Again, for my own protection. I was confident that given my knowledge of IT, software engineering and cyber security, I would remain unseen and untraceable to anyone who might be hunting me.
Now that I am sure I am safe, I can finally write this message and warn anyone connected to the initial bloodlines involved. It is crucial for my message to reach you.
The story begins with my biological grandfather. He worked for a branch of the government closely related to NASA. Following the moon landing there was a great deal of classified developments that the population was oblivious to. The department my grandfather worked for protecting the world against extra-terrestrial threats or extra-terrestrial terrorism as they described it.
Paranoia gripped them after the moon landing and they took drastic measures to prepare. Five years later, they deciphered the first communications and signals from frequencies previously unknown to them. These signals were so powerful that they destroyed entire systems, disrupted the power grid and took down entire radio stations. This special branch of government discovered they could tap into these signals which revealed that our galaxy has been under constant surveillance. This was ironically discovered by extra-terrestrials working within this branch, tasked to monitor and prevent extra-terrestrial terrorism on a much larger scale.
At this point in their story, the soldiers were reluctant to divulge more. Insisting that they already revealed too much. But I demanded full transparency, refusing to cooperate with their equivocation. It was essential that I know my involvement in these matters. So, they continued, placing a huge box in front of me, overflowing with papers. They swiftly unveiled its contents to me, Stacks of documents and old tapes they tossed onto the table, one after the another.
The documents contained, amongst others, details of weapons the organisation, known as ESA were crafting and testing along with formulas to create immensely powerful weapons. They used advanced calculations to try and manufacture better equipment that could be sent up to space. They were doing this undisclosed, to monitor and learn as much as they could.
The ESA spent millions designing and building a spacecraft to contain their equipment, if the situation ever called for it. It is still a work in progress. All of this is actively happening, the documents and footage stamped up until a week ago.
I opened a document with a list of classified individuals who had this information. Presidents, EU members, a handful of the rich and powerful, who used this information to design and construct underground bunkers, granting that, if anything were to ever happen, they’d be prepared. These aren’t a new concept though, the extremely rich and powerful have been known to publicly sponsor new technological advancements. Well some may think this gave them the upper hand, it eventually proved their foolishness.
The following is what I saw in the most crucial videos:
Video 1: dated 1975 The video opens in an empty cell, appearing to be a reinforced holding chamber. At first, the room is dark, then the spotlights switch on, illuminating the centre of the room. Now in the light, I could clearly make out what looked like a reinforced metal wall with chains protruding from it. The focus shifts to the back of the room where a large door opens and something is dragged in a sheet, concealing its identity, and tied down with thick chains. The video ends.
Video 2: June 1975 I saw about 20 armed men entered the room and start to unwrap the sheet from what they hauled in. After several minutes of unwrapping, the identity of the thing they brought in is revealed.
There seemed to be a glitch in the recording, at different points in the video the screen was covered in static. The sound was muted, and the figure was hard to make out. It appeared that the creature was attempting to change shape, vibrating as if to phase into a different shape. Despite its best attempts, it remained unsuccessful and reverted back to its original form. .
Video 3: the very next day wnd June 1975
The video opens with the creature fully in focus. Within the 18 hours of footage, the creature is constantly seen attempting to change form. It fails every time, but that doesn’t prevent it from trying again. It looks like a blur, occasionally a second head or what appears to be a human hand. It’s apparent the creature has shapeshifting abilities.
The next 200 videos are identical. To the naked eye, it seemed like a loop. But it wasn’t. The creature was, however, relentless in its attempt to free itself or escape.
Video 204: October 1975
This time the alien appeared to be asleep, head limp and no movement. This video had sound, but it was accompanied by a high pitch buzz that made my ears hurt. At the six-hour mark, the faint cry of a baby can be heard before gradually escalating into full-blown screaming.
At first I suspected that one of the scientists had brought their child along, but the agents assured me the crying was coming from the creature. As the video progresses, the cries grow louder and more demanding, eventually accompanied by a deep voice. Close to the end of the video, 22 hours in, multiple voices begin to scream simultaneously, causing everything to shake.
The documents show that, after this incident, the cage was reinforced. The next few videos are static, proving that the creature has the uncanny ability to manipulate video and disrupt frequencies.
Video 340 February 1982
The creature, with its brown discoloration, possessed crocodile like scales and an eagle like head, but it was entirely reptilian in nature. It stood at a whopping 12 feet tall and was covered in an unknown slime like substance.
The chains were substantially thicker than they were years earlier, and the cage has been fortified. It looked like a different room altogether.
The agents explained that the creature got loose and attacked 12 soldiers, absorbing them into itself instead of merely killing or eating them.
The creature was taken to Nevada, close to the desert, where a strong armoured underground structure had been constructed, far from civilization. The facility has been equipped with high level security precautions which allowed sections of the building to be sealed off and rigged to explode, guaranteeing that, if necessary, the building would collapse in on itself, trapping the creature within its cage, underneath the rubble.
The creature mirrored the image I conjured up in my head when I pictured the devil; brown, scaly, a demonic voice. The eyes were its most terrifying feature, shaped like that of a reptilian, but blood red. I counted 4 horns on its head, and it bore a pair of nasty fangs. Its feet bore the resemblance of a dinosaur, but it lacked a tale. Once the creature was no longer phasing in and out, it settled on a more consistent appearance, one that was easier to recognize.
Video 341 February 1982
This video marked the first appearance of my grandfather. He entered, along with four other men in lab coats, carrying a large syringe, approximately the size of my arm. He stuck it into the beast’s heart, causing it to instantly fall into a deep sleep. He proceeded to connect various machines onto the slumbering creature, attaching electrodes to its head and chest which were linked to a sizeable computer or something that resembled a computer. The video cuts off after this, leaving us to guess what occurred next.
Video 343 February 1982 The lights in the room were far brighter than before, and it once again lacked the presence of sound. The reason for this remained unknown.
Within the room stood a table filled with an assortment of equipment that appeared to be severely damaged. The lights flickered at intervals, and the creature began to phase in and out once more. This made it difficult to distinguish its appearance amid the static moments and blurred movements. The scientists observed the creature a safe distance away.
The scientists were relying on a certain frequency they discovered to keep the creature at bay. It seemed to produce positive results for the next few videos.
The videos that followed held a similar pattern. The creature remained silent, wired to machines while people came in and out taking notes or the occasional blood or slime sample. The creature remained composed, not once attempting to shift or escape again.
According to the agents’ records, everything proceeded as planned. My grandfather welcomed his first son, my father in 1975, he subsequently resumed his project until his resignation in 2008 when he was 55. A year later, he had a fatal heart attack, my grandmother following soot. My father was 34.
My father and his younger brother began working for ESA in 2004, when they were 28 and 24. New technological advancements introduced better cameras and electronic equipment for testing purposes. Since the technology became so advanced, their visits to the cage became as infrequent as once a week, or even less often. With new needles, enhanced equipment and upgraded data collection, the project transferred to electronic records ushering changes in the filing system.
While we waited for my transportation, they shared more classified documents. According to the notes, the once wild and violent creature was now unrecognisably tame and responsive, even answering questions. It remained unclear whether they had intentionally provoked it or stumbled upon a means to subdue it.
The circumstances surrounding my birth were strange. My dad impregnated a college classmate, and they made the mutual decision to put me up for adoption since neither of them had the desire to raise a child. My mother was studying biology and my father, a young genius physicist that found it hard to understand basic human interaction as it was. According to my foster parents, I was born in 2000, but the data I was presented proved I was born two years prior. This revelation had a more profound effect on me than anything else I’d seen.
Regardless, I was immediately given up for adoption and my existence was all but forgotten about. My adoptive parents moved to Iowa, and that’s where I lived up until 2018 when I left for Harvard. I always wondered what my birth parents were like. My adoptive parents told me I was a genius and speculated that I inherited my brain from somewhere. It’s an uncanny feeling; the knowledge that every aspect of my life was monitored.
The videos documenting the creature continued for the next 6 years. It became routine, apart from the indistinct chatter from the observing scientists and other government employees. There were no other sounds, incidents or noteworthy occurrences.
The tests revealed that the creature’s biology was predominantly alien, with no genetic material in common with humans. The scientists highlighted the alarming fact that the creature’s DNA was ever changing, resulting in frequent sample collection and analysis.
They concluded that, the creature was still a baby at the time of capture, which made it easier to contain. They did, however, underestimate its shocking growth rate which resulted in the deaths of the 12 soldiers’ years prior. At the time, it was still in its adolescent phase. Further research uncovered that the creature had the unique ability to absorb the genetic material of the men it came into contact with. The more humans it absorbed, the more diverse its gene pool became. A portion of the genes obtained gradually became more similar to those observed in humans. It’s as if the creature dove into an immense pool of genes and, as it absorbed more humans, its genetic makeup gradually began to adopt more human like qualities. Although difficult to comprehend at first, the basic explanation is that with every absorption of genetic information, the creature’s genetic composition seemed to evolve, storing human qualities within its own gene and gradually becoming more human-like That is my understanding of it.
Which brings me to the final video they have. Prepare yourselves.
Video: mov5078436b The creature behaved normally before viewing was disrupted by static. Among the sudden legion of voices, it echoed my father’s name, simultaneously expanding in size which causes the surroundings to convulse. Alarms resounded, piercing the silence as the creature tugged at its chains, cracking the floor ceiling in its attempt to break free. An ear splitting roar escaped its mouth as hordes of armoured soldiers rushed the cage, massive tasers in hand. They zapped the creature at maximum voltage as it continued to roar, lights flickering excessively. The camera feed is interrupted again by bouts of static.
A second group arrived, armed heavily with guns, increasing the crowd to a total of 30. The gunfire was so severe that it affected the video’s audio. One of the chains bound to the roof of the cage had already broken loose by the time the third group of soldiers arrived. This group carried a machine emitting bursts of fire, which had no effect on the creature aside from antagonizing it. It releases a powerful blast from its hand, causing the room to tremble which shattered the bulletproof glass into millions of pieces and sent the men flying across the room. Both of the creature’s hands were now free, and it began to morph.
Finally, a third group arrived in heavily armoured suits, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. They wielded lasers and what appeared to be a concentrated lightning gun. I was grateful they hadn’t made use of nuclear weapons which would have wiped everyone out. After every attempt, the creature remained standing. Now it was his turn.
The creature freed itself from the remaining shackles and unleashed a blast with both its hands. All that was left of the solders was a gruesome mess of blood where they stood. The air filled with a haunting scream that echoed throughout the halls. The creature released a menacing growl in the form of words that sent chills down my spine, “Dennis McCarthy”, my father’s name.
Right before the camera blacked out, I could have sworn he was in the brink of morphing into a human form, but the recording was cut short by the thunderous detonation of explosions that sent the building into destruction, burying the truth within its rubble.
The scientists, including my dad, were taken by the ESA (extra-terrestrial security agency) and hidden in a heavily guarded underground haven. They were issued new identities and relocated, which isn’t a new concept for the government.
As far as the drones’ visual feed could capture, the entire operation was terminated, leaving behind the collapsed and buried ruins of a facility that was once fully functional. It was under strict surveillance for any signs of life, but as the years rolled by, complacency set in, compromising their once strict security measures.
My father, uncle and the rest of the scientists assumed new lives and identities. As far as the rest of the world was concerned, they were dead.
In 2010, an unexpected interruption occurred. Reports indicated that the drones simultaneously malfunctioned, and the video feed erupted into static. A team arrived at the site to find it disrupted, all the drones lay in scattered heaps across the landscape.
Before anyone could investigate or react, all communication with the agents safeguarding the scientists was abruptly terminated. One be one, the connections were severed, leaving them permanently unreachable. When they reached my father’s safe house, they were greeted with his spine-chilling absence. He had vanished without so much as a trace that he had ever been there to begin with—no signs of struggle or any shred of evidence left behind. He was lost in an infinite void of mystery. The only indication that something was amiss was the eerie blue glow invading the monitors moments before blackout. The only accurate word for it would be ‘suction’, leading the team to believe that they had been absorbed. It remained a speculation, though plausible enough to send waves of panic up their spines.
As we speak governments around the world have been swept up into the desperate search to locate the alien as well as training an elite group of drone pilots and soldiers in an attempt to confront and defeat the elusive entity. Furthermore, every effort at locating surviving relatives of the missing scientists, including my father, had fallen short. They too had vanished into an infinite cloud of mystery, not one left unscathed to provide answers.
Considering the site’s altered state, the complete destruction of the drones and the fact that the creature they had held captive was constantly evolving, they were profoundly aware of the unravelling truth.
I am the sole living descendent of the scientists that worked for ESA. The creature has made it his mission to eliminate any and all traces of their existence. This is the sole reason I was upended from my life and relocated to a heavily guarded facility, and this is the reason I feel compelled to share their stories.
I couldn’t comprehend why the creature would hunt me since I didn’t share the sins of my father, but I felt paranoid and vigilant regardless. I couldn’t help but feel compelled to look into the disappearances myself, perhaps due to some lingering hopes that the information was wrong. My pursuit for answers turned up nothing, not even social media accounts. It was as if any trace of their existence was utterly obliterated, there was no digital footprint left.
The reason I am now convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that my life is in danger is because I have started catching glimpses of subtle movements in my peripheral, a shadowy figure lurking around the premises, disruptions in the signal of my appliances, even the phone I am using right now.
Call me foolish for even relying on the very technology that might lead to my demise, but I felt compelled to warn anyone else who might be a descendent of the team that worked for ESA: project corrosion.
If you’re aware then heed my words and flee. If you are unaware, observe the news for any sudden or unexplained disappearances, and I regret to inform you but, if you come across the creature then it’s too late.
Stay safe my friends
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2023.06.05 10:59 MethylatedOutpatient This conversation on r/whitepeopletwitter

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2023.06.05 10:57 StrikingCourage3768 What is Avataar’s Skin Gym?

Avataar’s Skin gym package is about giving you 11 at-home sessions catered to all your skin problems. It is a skincare routine that will include laser technology and peels customized to your skin type and your needs. These 11 sessions are completed over the span of 6 months. The skin gym covers problems like:

Acne

Acne, scientifically known as acne vulgaris, is a condition in which dead skin skills and oil from the sebaceous glands clog the hair follicles. Typically acne includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and oily skin. It commonly occurs during puberty; people of all races and ages can get acne. Acne can continue into adulthood. It is essential to keep the pores clean. There are several causes of acne- overproduction of oil, build-up of dead skin cells in the pores, bacteria, hormonal imbalance, genetics, medications, and age. Certain conditions may aggravate acne- like diet, stress, environmental irritants, pollutants, humidity, and scrubbing your skin too hard.

Hyperpigmentation

Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of the skin. The dark patches that form over the skin are called pigmentation. There are several types of pigmentation:
Melasma: these are brown or blue-gray patches that occur on your skin and often are freckle-like. It often appears during pregnancy and commonly on the face and stomach.
Sunspots: characterized by small flat dark areas of the skin. They appear on areas of the skin that receive maximum exposure to the sun. They are also known as liver spots and solar lentigines.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: this happens due to excess production of melanin or abnormal melanin deposits in the skin and causes inflammation.

Loose and dull skin

Avataar has an array of treatments that help in dealing with problems like loose and dull skin. Our advanced laser facials work to give intense skin renewal, and exfoliation, stimulate collagen, reduce pigmentation, provide instant radiance, tighten dilated pores and loose skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and reverse sun damage. the treatments work to give you healthy glowing skin.

Sun Damage

What people essentially call a ‘tan’ is actually, sun damage that happens due to sun exposure. Sometimes exposure to the sun can cause the skin to produce melanin irregularly which may cause pigmentation in certain areas of the skin. Years of exposure to the sun have a significant impact on the skin, resulting in early aging, skin cancer, and a variety of other skin abnormalities. Most early skin aging happens due to sun exposure to UV light. Numerous skin changes that were formerly attributed to aging, like easy bruising, are the result of repeated sun exposure.

Damaged skin

Sunlight is not the only source of skin deterioration. Skin damage may result from behaviors like smoking. Blood vessels may become constricted as a result of nicotine consumption, which raises blood pressure and causes skin cells to absorb less oxygen. Collagen and elastin are also damaged by cigarette smoke. Additionally, the skin surrounding the mouth and eyes may droop, and smoking increases the skin’s melanin, which results in pigmentation.
Your skin may acquire dormant skin problems or they may flare up as a result of stress and anxiety. Increased amounts of stress hormones can cause chronic stress, which is bad for the skin.
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2023.06.05 10:51 DiscoveryHimalaya The Top 10 Best Successful Tips for Manaslu Circuit Trek - Manaslu Base Camp Trekking Packages for 2023/2024 - Manaslu Trek

The Top 10 Best Successful Tips for Manaslu Circuit Trek - Manaslu Base Camp Trekking Packages for 2023/2024 - Manaslu Trek
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging restricted and rewarding destination in Nepal. It's one of the most fascinating and beautiful journeys lies in the Manaslu region. This trek offers breathtaking mountain views, remote villages, and a unique cultural experience. Mount Manaslu is the world's 8th tallest peak and the most attractive peak that it can ascent to. Here are the top 10 tips to help you have a successful trek on the Manaslu Circuit.
Mount Manaslu
  1. Obtain the necessary permits: Before starting the trek, make sure you have obtained the required permits, including the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit. These permits are essential and will be checked along the trekking route.
  2. Choose the right time to trek: The best time to undertake the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer stable weather conditions and clear mountain views.
  3. Plan your itinerary wisely: The trek usually takes around 14 to 18 days, depending on your pace and acclimatization needs. It's crucial to plan your itinerary well, including rest days for acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness.
  4. Train and prepare yourself: The Manaslu Circuit Trek involves long days of walking and ascending to high altitudes. Prior physical preparation, including cardiovascular exercises and strength training, will greatly enhance your trekking experience.
  5. Pack smart and light: Pack essential items such as a warm sleeping bag, appropriate trekking gear, comfortable hiking boots, layers of clothing for changing weather conditions, a good quality backpack, and high-energy snacks. Keep your pack as light as possible to ease the strain on your body.
  6. Stay hydrated and eat well: Drink plenty of water throughout the trek to stay hydrated. Carry water purification tablets or a water filter to refill your bottles from natural water sources. Consume nutritious meals, including carbohydrates and proteins, to sustain your energy levels.
  7. Take it slow and acclimatize properly: The trek involves significant altitude gains, so it's important to ascend gradually to allow your body to acclimatize properly. Take rest days in villages like Samagaon and Samdo to adapt to higher altitudes.
  8. Engage with the local culture: The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a chance to interact with the local communities and experience their unique culture. Respect their customs and traditions, and take some time to learn a few basic phrases in Nepali. It enhances your overall trekking experience.
  9. Hire an experienced guide: While it's possible to trek independently, hiring an experienced guide or joining a reputable trekking agency is highly recommended. They provide valuable insights, handle logistics, ensure your safety, and enhance your understanding of the region.
  10. Practice responsible trekking: Leave no trace and follow the principles of responsible trekking. Respect the environment by disposing of waste properly, using designated trails, and refraining from damaging or removing natural or cultural artifacts.
Remember, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging adventure that requires physical stamina and mental preparedness. Following these tips will help you have a successful and memorable trekking experience. Stay safe and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Manaslu region!
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2023.06.05 10:50 orangutangle2089 [35] [M] [BST] [PC] - New Dads/Dads to be?

Hello!
I'm a 35 year bloke who has a few close friends locally, but due to adulthood doesn't always get as much socialising in as he should, so looking for other folks to chat to!
I'm due to be a first time Dad in September. As part of the pregnancy support I've been given a few bits, but it's honestly not a lot. One of the suggestions was to download Dadapp, which I did aaaaand.... I'm in a complete deadzone for support. Literally the only thing it suggested to me was Andy's Man Club - which I'm not knocking, great group - but I was expecting something a bit more Dad specific. Not saying I need support, but it's never bad to be surrounded be people in the same boat as you in life.
I've put UK in the title, however I'm happy to chat with people in the same timezones. I'm also quite keen on text chatting (I only tend to hop into voice chat when pre-arranged whereas text I can pickup at breaks in work and such, probably a by product of growing up with MSN Messenger!), so if we do anything like turn-based gaming, I'm also not against friends from further away communicating in that way.
I like small, tight-knit groups, so I'm ideally looking for maybe 3-4 people, as this also fits a lot of games too. I'm not interested in massive Discord servers - I mention this because I always seem to get at least one message from someone trying to get me to do an interview for their Discord server, which feels unnecessary, uncomfortable, and not really how I tend to start actual friendships. Feels more like an induction to me. I'm also not great in giant groups, I prefer smaller, more focused groups.
Here are some multiplayer games I currently have installed:
I have 1800+ games on Steam, so the above is by no means exhaustive or even fully representative of my interests.
I play all of them casually, so sorry I can't be your 4th elite team member in PUBG, not least because I've accidentally died getting out of the vehicle at speed more times that I'd like to admit.
I don't tend to buy a lot of new games as most of my spare change goes in babyfund now, but I am subscribed to the Humble Monthly and do occaisionally pick up dirt cheap deals.
Outside of gaming, my other hobbies are:
I mostly use Steam for gaming, and Discord for chatting. I'd be looking for probably one evening a week, maybe sometimes two. Ideally you'll be similar to me - this'll be something to do one night after work to unwind, and have a chat and a laugh. No egos, no tryhards. I have a Discord area if needed, it's tiny and pretty much only used for idle chat and arranging Blood Bowl tournaments.
If interested drop me a message and lets go from there!
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2023.06.05 10:50 xShoalKing Finally Did it, Joycon Shell swap

Finally Did it, Joycon Shell swap
Dunno looks kinda fire, changed the color with Joycon Toolbox lol
PS: ExtremeRate found out that Y00 are shit so they changed it to all PH00, but they could have been said that lol, I stripped 2 that I had to throw in the garbage, fortunately they included more than 8 screws so I mounted good ones!
I used the Fanttik Electric screwdriver kit, really recommended, its great and has a lot of bits!
Time spent: 5/6ish hours
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2023.06.05 10:50 pirivalfang One thing I see constantly posted about Noodler's inks. (No, not THAT.)

Yeah yeah, he's a loonie. W/E, I've decided not to buy anymore products of his/theirs, I'm just using what I have. I've got a 16oz bottle of Lexington Gray, it's going to take a feller a second.
Everybody always hates on Noodler's inks because they "dry slow" and smear even after they're dry.
Here's something important about 99% of Noodler's inks: They're meant to be used on extremely crap paper. That's why they smear and take a while to dry. IIRC the original black ink was made to resist feathering on newspaper, but still absorb and not bead off with water.
If you use an ink that's designed to absorb into paper on a paper that's not absorbent (IE: paper "we" consider "good") It's going to dry slow, and smear because it's highly pigmented, and it dried on top of the paper, rather than absorbing into it. Just like a ballpoint.
If you've got a pile of notebooks with trash paper, bust them out and use a Noodler's ink on them, 99% of the time it works like a charm.
Now there's obviously exceptions. I've got a bottle of Rome that feathers on even the nicest paper, but it's a very pretty flat gold color and I like how it changes to pink when it gets wet/tries to be removed, so I still use it, just not as much.
Thought I'd post this because it's often overlooked. There's a reason Noodler's Black and X-Feather are on "inks for bad paper" lists.
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2023.06.05 10:48 whisperinghomes From Classic to Contemporary: The Latest Crockery Trends for Your Dining Table

From Classic to Contemporary: The Latest Crockery Trends for Your Dining Table
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The sheer thought of ‘fine dining’ instantly makes our minds happy and excited! This concept is something that we have only come across in restaurants and cafes where everything is top notch. Starting from the vibes of the place to the crockery sets that have been used on the tables during meal times, everything seems to be in its best impression!
Making a similar thing at your home is something that you could never think of but when you have Whispering Homes by your side to help you go through it, you will know how easy and fun everything is! Making your living rooms and bedrooms beautiful with classy home décor products is not the only thing that makes your home look pretty. It is also the small things like having a tidy and clean kitchen with classy crockery set that plays an important role in decking up a home! Having good storage boxes and jars or having an open kitchen with ambient lighting is not the fullstop to it. Crockery is something that plays a major role even if you think it to be otherwise!
It is a pleasure to have hearty meals with your family and friends after a hard day of work or during events and occasions in your home. It is not just the food that makes a whole difference on the dining table but the way it is presented in the trays and bowls that has a significant impact on the people. Getting to check out the classy bowls, chapatti boxes and the plates and trays is something that will instantly light up your mood and make you feel that your food is way tastier!
While your dining table can only not be decorated with vases, flowers and candles, having crockery sets on display is also one of the ways to deal with the enhancement of the style statement of your place! If you are wondering how and what type of crockery sets will be helpful in this process, then Whispering Homes is more than happy to guide you through it!
From classic vintage thalis to the contemporary shaped serving trays, your dining table and kitchen will have a redefined collection of items that will not just make your heart go happy but also, make it to a point where your home will have the most beautiful and complete interiors!
What are the trends in the tableware collection that will be the best suited for my home
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In recent years when the home décor industry is taking a toll with new and classy home décor products, the kitchen and tableware décor is going nowhere less! Undergoing some exciting changes and inclusions in the tableware collection, it is time for you to have a revamped dining table that will satisfy and soothe your heart and mind at the same time. To be in the trend or to make your home look pretty and beautiful, there is no way other than hopping on to the changes to make your home look and feel trendy and elegant!
So, watch out some of the classy trends in the tableware that will remain in the top list for the years to come! No matter what type of crockery set you are already into, from classics to modern, you can find everything right on your table!
  • Bold colors – shifting the focus from a minimalistic approach to a color palette that is bold and bright, your tableware needs to be cheerful and lively! The vibrant hues of the plates, bowls and trays create an atmosphere that makes sure that the ‘meal time’ is happy and sound! Also, the bright and bold colors show that your personality has a side that is filled with new and enchanting things apart from the subtle hues of minimalist approach.
  • Geometric or unique shapes – while it was just the round and rectangular pieces of crockery that ruled the kitchens and dining table in the previous time, it is now time to take a turn into the beautiful geometric and unique shapes! Unusual shapes of the serving trays and bowls are an attractive way to steal the attention of the people coming over to your place. Your dining table will be ushered by the beauty and elegance of the kitchenware – filling your home with aesthetics!
  • Minimalist design – like the minimalist design is ruling the interior home décor with its subtle vibes and pretty hues, your tableware can also emit the same vibes! The minimalist approach on the tableware includes having pieces of bowls, plates and other crockery that fits the table into the minimalist approach and lets your home get a breather! Focusing less on the table décor and more on the type of crockery pieces, you will just be top right at the changing tableware trends!
  • Going vintage – vintage décor is something that brings in a feeling of royalty and a majestic approach in your home! Engulfed by the antique touches of kansa, copper and brass, your tableware will now find a redefined look along with some vintage vibes. Starting from the well-made kansa plates to the designer copper curve plates, everything will seem royal just like your personality and choices!
These are some trends of tableware that will catch your attention sometime in the future, so what is better than taking a look at it today? Whether you want to
create a dining space with classy and trendy vibes with touches of modernity or you simply want to embrace the long lost vintage and antique touch of the things, you are welcome to try them all!
Types of crockery pieces suitable for any dining table décor:
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Taking a note of the type of crockery pieces that you would like for your table décor is an important part of choosing the right one for your home. Though there are various types available in Whispering Homes, you are to explore and choose the best suited one for your tableware. Whether it is the glass sets, ceramic bowl set or the vintage styled kansa plates and glasses for the go, you are the best to define what you need for your kitchen!
Coming up with some of the specific types of tableware, ranging from bowls to serving trays, take a look here to find out what you think might suit the best for you! Classy look or the modern contemporary look, you can get to see what catches your eyes and makes your heart go happy!

  • Kansa plate – bringing back the vibes from the age old times, the kansa plates are a thing of pure royalty! Being excellent in its build up quality and material, there is no way that you can refuse to get one for your home. Planning to serve delicious food on events or on a daily basis, these plates will just be the right one for this purpose! Do not forget the shine and charm you get to see when you take the first look of the kansa plate!
  • Triangular serving bowls – whether it is the dessert serving bowls or the wooden bowls for storing and keeping fruits, your dining table will have a profound look when you keep them displayed on it! The supreme quality and unique design of the bowls have been a true thing of beauty that will instantly catch the attention of your guests. Making sure that they look as trendy and beautiful as any other décor accent in your home, this takes care of your budget as well!
  • Serving trays and platters – the combo set of two or three serving bowls and the uniquely shaped trays and platters are a great way to make your table look classy and trendy! Decorative trays with handles on either side covered in silver and golden tones of colors are well known to enhance the beauty of the table as well the food that is being served. The marble platters not only let you make your table look classy but also, make sure that your food presentation is impressive!
  • Thaali set – bringing back the traditional way of presenting and eating food, the thaali set from Whispering Homes is going to sway you off your feet! With a big plate and small bowls by the side, this thaali set is the perfect thing that you need to make any of your guests feel royal. Pairing this set with a brass glass is undoubtedly going to hype up your tableware like nothing else!
Apart from the regular eating dishes, turn your tableware into a quirky and funky one with classy glass decanters and glass bottles to make it an eye catching thing of beauty. The display of cups and mugs along with straws and water dispensers will make this corner of your home an impressive and impactful one!
Shopping of crockery from Whispering Homes:
Whispering Homes does not only promise you to deck up your living room or bedroom but also the way you arrange your table. From the vintage styled crockery pieces to the items of luxury and beauty, you can find things that will make your heart flutter with happiness and excitement! Being amazing in quality and easy on your pockets, these crockery pieces will never find a way to disappoint you!
Being one of the popular things in the trend now, be sure to have these things as an example of timeless elegance and beauty at your place! Be it for yourself or for the way you present your delicacies to your guests, having top notch tableware items is something that you should never let go of!
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2023.06.05 10:46 Gummikoalabears Just got home from our first Virgin Voyage on the Scarlet Lady.

We did the May 31 - June 4 Key West, Bimini cruise. I'll give some pros and cons but overall loved the cruise and put money down for our next cruise, hopefully one of the Mediterranean ones.
Loved: 1. Food. Test kitchen was tons of fun and one of the best dishes we had the entire cruise was the mushroom course. So good!
Extra virgin was just great. Our server pretty much just told us that he would bring out one of each of the appetizers. He also brought out extra pasta. Everything here was great.
Pink Agave. This was our consensus favorite meal of the entire cruise. Our server gave us all of the small and medium plates. We each ordered a different large plate and requested more of the small plates. We also had all of the desserts. We were here for well over two hours and enjoyed every minute. Relax, you're on a cruise. Enjoy your food!
The Wake - we ate here once for brunch and once for dinner. Some of us are the soup for both meals. Everything here was excellent. It wasn't the best steak house in the world, but it was very good.
The Dock House - we snacked here multiple times. The shrimp and the hangar steak are great! This was pretty much lunch everyday.
Pizza place - fantastic pizza.
The galley - the taco place and the Ramen place were the best parts of the galley. We didn't try the Burger place at all. Breakfast tended to be disappointing so we started eating at the other restaurants for breakfast. They were great!
  1. The boat - so many great spaces to just hang out. We played board games, read, did trivia, colored, drank, ate. We just loved this boat. Spent tons of time on deck 7 aft.
  2. Bimini Beach - both the pool and ocean are great places to be.
  3. Scarlet night - so fun. Just go with the flow
Needs improvement:
  1. Bars - we had a bar tab and didn't spend almost $70 because it was almost impossible to get a drink. And the bars were not that crowded. More bars need to be open. Sometimes all the inside bars were open and all of the outside bars were closed or vice versa. Considering everything else is included and this is the main place virgin is going to make money during the cruise, I'm surprised virgin doesn't make it a bigger priority to sell alcohol.
Pool area- pool deck is made of lava. It gets way too hot. Wellness pool is actually a giant hot tub. Not what one wants when we're at sea and it's 95 out. It made the other pool feel even smaller. And the other pool is too small.
Service- really great at some places ( extra virgin, pink Agave, test kitchen,) OK in some places (The Wake) and bad in others (parts of the galley, most bars)
Scheduling - tons to do but many of the things we wanted to do conflicted with dinner. And we love the dinners. We're not skipping dinner for trivia. Move the trivia.
Beach club trams - had the weather been good, this would not have been an issue but there was a big storm with lots of nearby lightening and everyone tried to leave at the same time. Very unorganized. Lots of people running and leaving others who had been ahead of them without seats. It was not the finest moment for some people.
Redemption spa - tons of potential. Just very unorganized. Getting a robe and slides were difficult. I ended up sitting in a line for massages thinking it was the line for the spa. Mud for the mud room is no where near the mudroom. It's a great space and I really enjoyed the spa but it was much more stressful than it needed to be. Also the big tub in the floor should be the hot tub.
Pizza place - again we loved the pizza. But they need to explain to people what kind of pizza they serve and what they should expect. It's wood fire pizza. It's cooked at very high temperature. The crust will have some blackness on it. It tastes great! Don't return your pizza or ask for another one. Saw so many rude who made the wait ridiculously long for everyone else.
Water stations- Loved the water stations except they need more. They are very hard to find and the majority of them seem to be outside. Some drink stations on deck 7 would make a lot of sense.
Again we loved this cruise. We booked another one while on board. The things that need improvement were minor compared to the things we loved. We traveled with friends and that made a huge difference. Had it just been two of us, I think the activity scheduling would have been a bigger deal. We were just there to chill and we had a blast.
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2023.06.05 10:44 Onceuponaban /r/place is suspected to return on the 23rd of June. What if we took the API changes protest to the canvas itself?

Yup, you're reading this right. There is credible evidence /place, the event where users could place pixels on a canvas at a rate of one per 5 minutes per account, is coming back on the 23rd of June, Reddit 18th birthday. The following Discord server has the information that has been collected so far if you wish to check for yourself, but here's a quick rundown of the evidence:
So, why is /place relevant to the API changes protest, you may ask? Well, I am concerned that, whether it be a coincidence or deliberate on Reddit's part, the hype surrounding /place's return when it is announced publicly will simply drown out the protest. And the event ends right before the date of the API rate limits going into effect on the 1st of July.
So here is what I'm suggesting: we take the protest to the canvas itself, and send a message that cannot be ignored. The design chosen could be as simple or elaborate as we wish, but a black box with the text "REDDIT API CHANGES: SAVE 3RD PARTY APPS" would be a good option to start with.
Most communities currently planning their return on /place are using a Discord server to plan out their design and direct users during the actual event. Another useful tool used by these communities is an overlay script highlighting the colors their users need to place to put the design on the canvas. Maybe we can join the fray?
What are your thoughts on this?
A mirror thread is also on /Save3rdPartyApps here.
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2023.06.05 10:42 JadedIntention4960 Heart-Healthy Recipes That Are Easy and Yummy!

Heart-healthy eating helps you have the right food and keeps a check on your heart health. It aids in weight loss, reduces cholesterol, inflammation, blood pressure, and other heart risks, and increases lifespan.
According to WHO, “cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year”. One-third of these deaths occur prematurely in people under 70 years of age. Four out of five CVD deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes.
This definitely is a problem of concern and needs to be addressed soon. But as it’s said – “Prevention is better than cure” It’s always better we start to visualize the problem, spread awareness, and follow practices that help us. Altering our lifestyle and incorporating a healthy diet are the best ways to stay safe from heart risks. And our heart-healthy recipes could be a great choice to start with!
Diet Changes that Can Eliminate the Risk of Heart Disease
Increase the intake of whole grains, veggies, fruits, and seeds in your regular diet. This makes a balanced diet and reduces heart problems.
Limit your consumption of Sodium, saturated fats, and trans fats like sugary foods & drinks, fried food, and processed meat.
Cook your meals at home. This ensures you eat healthy food regularly.
Complement these practices with regular exercise; quit smoking and alcohol consumption to prevent heart disease.
Heart-Healthy Recipes You Need to Try
Home-cooked-meals don’t just fill your belly, you also become mindful of what you feed your body by selecting healthier ingredients and practicing portion control. Not to forget, home-cooked meals help us save money and bring our loved ones around the table.
Grab the chance and try out our heart-healthy recipes that are easy to make and extremely tasty. Our list has a combination of foods covering veggies to whole grains that keep you satiated until your next meal.
Black Salmon with Roasted Vegetables
Salmon, rich in Omega-3-fatty acid, is a healthy fat. It can reduce cholesterol, control blood pressure, and is great for your heart and brain. When Salmon is paired with carrots, bell peppers, onions, or other veggies, it adds vital nutrients, making it a perfect dish that could make your heart crave for more.
This nutritious dish is a quick recipe that can be prepared within 30 minutes. You first need to preheat your oven to 400O F, place the salmon filets seasoned with salt and pepper on a baking sheet and roast the fish for up to 15 minutes. Now add the roasted vegetables seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil and transfer it to a platter along with the Salmon, and your delicious recipe is ready to taste!
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squash is a rich source of vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and fiber. It is low in saturated fats and cholesterol and, thus, is an excellent heart-healthy appetizer.
Saute diced onions, carrot, and garlic, with butternut squash in olive oil for 5-10 minutes. Transfer this mixture to a slow cooker and add vegetable or chicken broth and coconut milk. Lastly, add your desired spices (salt, pepper, cumin, chili flakes, and curry powder) and cook on low. This heart-healthy soup is ready to serve after 6-8 hours and tastes like heaven.
Lentil and Vegetable Stew
Lentils reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. They are a good source of plant protein and are rich in iron, Vitamin B1, and folate, which helps your heart be healthy. Additionally, the vegetables in this dish provide essential vitamins and minerals, making it a balanced diet.
Saute onions, garlic, celery, and carrots in the olive oil for 5 minutes. Add lentils, tomatoes, herbs, and vegetable broth and bring it to a boil. Add the seasoning, simmer the stew, and boil the lentils and vegetables until they are tender. Lastly, garnish the stew with parsley and serve it hot as is or with quinoa or brown rice.
Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers
Unlike red meat, chicken is healthy as it is comparatively low in saturated fats and is a great food choice for non-vegetarians. And when you add your favorite veggies to it, don’t you think it’s a medley of rich flavors?
To make this incredible heart-healthy recipe, cut the chicken breast into small pieces, marinate them in a mixture of olive oil, lime juice, spices, and herbs and add these chicken pieces to the skewers along with tomatoes, zucchini, onions, or bell pepper. Grill the skewers until the chicken is cooked. This dish can satisfy your taste buds and is something you would love to devour.
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
You can’t go wrong with this recipe when you are looking for a dish that is heart-friendly. Quinoa and black bean salad is a classic cuisine that is extremely healthy, with its main ingredients being Quinoa – a superfood high in amino acids and nutrients, and black bean – which is power-packed with proteins. This dish is delicious and can be made in a jiffy.
Cook the Quinoa as per the package instructions and add the canned black bean to it. Mix them with chopped bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, corn, and your desired spices, and serve them hot.
Roasted Root Vegetable Salad
Root veggies can protect you from heart diseases as they are low in calories and sodium and have higher amounts of potassium and fiber. Thus, they curb your hunger pranks and are healthy.
To make this salad, dice your favorite veggies, and sprinkle salt, pepper, and olive oil. Now spread these veggies on a baking sheet and roast them in the preheated oven for up to 35-40 minutes. Add the roasted vegetables to a bowl of greens, walnuts, crumbled cheese, and vinaigrette; toss them with the dressing, and voila! You got a healthy and yummy salad to savor.
In conclusion, incorporating heart-healthy recipes into your diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease and keep you healthy. These recipes are easy to make and delicious, making it easier to stick to a healthy diet. Remember to also complement these dietary changes with regular exercise and other healthy lifestyle choices.
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2023.06.05 10:41 bastienleblack Suggestions for clocks that help visualise timers?

tl;dr - looking for suggestions for clocks that have visual ways of showing timers, time left, etc.
Not sure if this is a thing, but I would really like a clock that could give me some visual feedback on upcoming timers, alarms, etc. I super rely on having a wall clock in my living spaces to check regularly because I have such terrible time blindness, but just knowing what time it isn't the same as understanding what time it is!
My dream is a clock that could change color as it approached an alarm or timer running out. So if I've set an alarm to leave for an appointment at 11am, it'll be green until maybe 10am when it turns orange, and then at 10.45 turns red. Anything that helped me see at a glance whether I should be worried or not about the time, because currently, if I have an upcoming appointment I spend hours beforehand glancing at the clock, feeling momentary panic, trying to calculate current time minus when I need to leave and then judging if that's an okay or not amount of time. It's exhausting!
I already use timers a lot on my phone/smartwatch/smart speaker, but then I end up having to check them because I worry it should have gone off yet, or that I have forgotten to set it or accidentally cancelled it... The comfort of having a big visual remindereassurance like a wall clock is that I can take it in at a glance without disrupting what I'm doing.
When I used to work with ASD kids I used a lot of countdown timers without color coding, or stuff like sandtimers, that help visualise time remaining, but I've not seen one that incorporates normal time telling. So if anyone has any suggestions (or alternative ideas for helping with time in general!) please share!
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