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2023.06.06 17:35 OrzhovSyndicalist In The Shade [Open]
King’s Landing The Day After The King’s Feast Blunted swords rang against each other in the early morning, ringing out into the rousing city alongside the idle bells of first prayer.
Two brothers were hard at work honing the skills they had earned at Seagard, circling one another upon a courtyard of radial mosaic tiles. Long shadows cast from nearby buildings were only partial respite for the spring sun rising on the horizon, confining their only observers to the periphery.
Morden had bound one hand behind his back, forcing him to wield the cumbersome longsword with one hand alone. His brother had no such limitations, bringing a sword and shield to repel his assaults and punish his twin’s mistakes. Perhaps he had grown accustomed to the featherweight of Valyrian steel, or the evening’s trials left him fatigued, but neither were cause enough to bid them rest.
From the comfort beneath the inn’s pavilion, their mother afforded the occasional glances, but was largely engrossed in a reading. Her lady-in-waiting, Maegelle Celtigar, had been given the task of orating The Dances of Dragons, A True Telling. Meanwhile, she busied herself with a wide fan to keep both the heat and the stench at bay.
All eyes, save their reader’s, idly turned on Morden when he attempted to circumvent his twin’s defenses again. He wielded the sword akin to a spear, thrusting low and high, probing for weakness as the blunted weapon was bashed back continuously. Ser Morden’s persistence made Lady Mordane narrow her eyes furtively, curious to see if he had some other game afoot. All the while, Morden had not broken eye contact with Ser Owen a single time.
They danced in a slow circle, never giving an inch, yet the affair was over in an instant. Morden’s gaze flickered, Owen followed it, bringing his shield to bear to a spot his brother had no intent of striking. With a turn of his wrist, Morden changed the feint into a single clean blow to the side of Owen’s head, the flat side of his blade slapping his neck.
“Dead,” Morden declared, with no triumph in his voice.
“Deadady-dead-dead,” Owen agreed, with a faint tension in his voice. His brother had struck fairly hard, “Well-struck, brother.”
“Well-guarded,” Morden answered with a thin smile. A bead of sweat rolled down his pale forehead. He set his sword aside and did the same with his twin’s. The brothers retreated to their mother’s side to parch their thirst.
“Where are our sisters?” Owen sighed, half-emptying his waterskin over his face and spitting the rest to the mosaic tiles, “We’ve been at this for hours.”
“Unroused and hungover,” Mordane replied with a vague disappointment, but spoke more carefully to not obstruct her lady-in-waiting in her reading. Meredyth returned having taken her fill of the feast’s offering, red in the face and bemoaning her aching limbs after hours of unrepentant dancing. Myranda had been sullen and morose, with the weight of some self-inflicted ghost hanging on her shoulders.
To think these were her eldest children, when she and her eldest son had tortured a man to death just hours ago, and now sat just after sunrise with only the barest creature comforts.
“Rosamund?” Morden queried further. Mordane visibly rolled her eyes, and gave her hand a rest from fanning herself.
“What else?” Lady Banefort replied, clicking her tongue, “Playing ambassador in the city.”
“She forgets herself,” Ser Morden answered flatly, “She was… errant during the celebrations.”
“She is young,” Lady Banefort said tersely, almost scoldingly, “To be young is to be mercurial. She will only be a maiden for so long, just as you were only boys until the day you left for Seagard. I’m starting to believe you forgot to do the same…”
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2023.06.06 16:05 Diogenes_xiii 23 [M4F] A page, a chapter, or a book.
At this point I'm tired of beating around the bush and individuals that are not sure of what they want or act the opposite way they claim to be.
I am here to look for human interactions. A one time thing, a casual thing, a setup, or even a long-term. Although I prefer the lattermost, as I'm tired of the inconsistencies and this hopeless crusade.
I am a working professional so if you're also looking for something constant, I'd prefer we'd have the same schedule and offs (M-F8-5)
About me : - Straight (Ally) - 5'4" - Slim (Works out) - Wear glasses & rings (if that's relevant) - Looks Fil-Chi (as they claim since I have squinted eyes/ singkit, but from my knowledge I'm unfortunately pure Filipino, I also look young for my age) - Technical Engineer (Computer Engineer graduate) - Gamer (mostly Valo and MC nowadays, would love to explore other games with u) - Music: Laufey, Matt Maltese, EDEN, Pale Waves, Joji, Niki, Juice WRLD, Blackpink, Twice, Taylor Swift, iann dior, Keshi, Luke Chiang, Ado, Eve, Yoasobi, glaive, ericdoa, Avril Lavigne, Jeremy Zucker, P!ATD, Fall Out Boy, Mayday Parade, SWS, MCR, Honne, The Ridleys, Melanie Martinez, various OPM (and many more) - Anime (Tensura best), Movies (Action, Horror, Thriller), Series (GoT) - Furdad of one 🐶 (would want a cat in the near future) - Writes (poems and letters) - Emotional and Academical intellect (still have a lot to learn) - Cooks and versed in every household chore (raised by a single mum things) - Feminist (Tumindig 🌷) - Agnostic (formerly had faith) - Demisexual - INFJ-A - Scorpio (can send chart) - Gives all love languages (Primary is Physical Touch, Quality Time, and Words of Affirmation, respectively.) - A giver in general - Very transparent and level headed - Empath - Mostly converses in English (expressive and communicative) - Nice voice and hands (if that's relevant, again) - Switch, leaning more on dom (soft Dom). "Above ave". Barely experienced (Other NSFW deets can be asked directly in dm for your own comfortability)
Preferences that are NOT a requirement but a plus if it's the case: - Same beliefs and opinions (can be explored more in conversation) - Water sign (not much into astro but these are I'm most compatible with based off exp as well) - At least straightforward - Same or complement interests - Self-aware - Shorter than me - Normal BMI - Not religious (nego) - Not a CIGAR smoker (non nego)
These are mostly for a constant so unless you're a non-nego, you're welcome to hmu.
If you're interested do let me know your intention and add a short intro about yourself along with any traits that I have mentioned, I'll ask anything else I'm curious about and you're comfy with.
Just to admonish, if you hmu with half-assed interest, unsure/indecisive, or without reading the whole thing I'll automatically lose interest. AND if looks matter to you (you don't have to pretend) we can exchange pics right off the bat to save each other's time.
I'll be waiting for you!
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2023.06.06 14:08 Significant_Shop_364 Top Guide To Select Party Venues In Hong Kong
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Make party arranging simple with our manual for the best settings and occasion spaces in Hong Kong.
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R ONE Space
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ABOVE by Komune
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The Blending Bowl
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2023.06.06 13:15 fortdavisinn Budget-Friendly Travel: How Fort Davis Inn Offers Affordable Comfort
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2023.06.06 12:37 boutell New US CHAdeMO chargers in May 2023
Here are all of the new US CHAdeMO (Leaf fast-charging) stations that rolled out in May 2023,
according to the U.S. Department of Energy. There were 124 "new" CHAdeMOs added in May.
To put it in perspective, there were 112 CHAdeMO chargers added in April. I think the pace of CHAdeMO rollout has stabilized, while the pace of CCS rollout is still increasing. This makes sense given that only Nissan still makes a CHAdeMO car. Some of these chargepoints will be "refreshes,"
e.g. the provider replaced them with faster chargers etc. Some may be incorrect. This report is only as good as the Alternative Fuels Data Center data.
We all know that CHAdeMO is a legacy format and will eventually go away, but clearly Nissan and their partners are continuing to support it for the time being. This shouldn't be surprising. After all, you can still buy a new Leaf. If you'd like to know about new chargers along your routes right away, or reading these monthly reports is just frustrating in your state,
I've set up a free service that provides email notifications only when new stations actually open. You can sign up at evpov.com
. I built it to help EV owners like myself (especially my fellow Leaf owners). You can pick other plug types as well.
To streamline this post, multi-chargepoint locations are listed with the number of chargepoints first, so that's why the post is shorter than in previous months.
➡ CA (1) Fairfield Inn & Suites 8700 Spectrum Pkwy Bakersfield, CA 93308 (1) MOSSY CDJR DC 1 1875 Auto Park Ave Chula Vista, CA 91911 (3) DC CORRIDOR CHEVRON C DC 2 25032 W Dorris Ave Coalinga, CA 93210 (1) South Coast Collection (SoCo) 3303 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (1) SCPPA SCPPA CPE200T 1160 Nicole Ct Glendora, CA 91740 (1) Mojave Air & Spaceport (Building 1) 16922 Airport Blvd Mojave, CA 93501 (1) Albertsons 1345 (Morro Bay, CA) 730 Quintana Road Morro City, CA 93442 (1) CircleK - Palm Desert, CA 78005 Country Club Dr Palm Desert, CA 92211 (1) Hilton Garden Inn 20 Advantage Ct Sacramento, CA 95834 (1) BoA Hillcrest CA0-120 (San Diego, CA) 737 UNIVERSITY AVE San Diego, CA 92103 (1) WinCo Foods - Vacaville #60 855 Davis St Vacaville, CA 95687 ➡ CO (1) CITY OF ASPEN RIO GRANDE L3 427 Rio Grande Pl Aspen, CO 81611 (4) CSG EV BOULDER PL4 1500 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302 (1) CircleK - Colorado City, CA 8950 S Interstate 25 Colorado City, CO 81004 (2) GPM INVESTMENTS 4590 DC1 8105 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (2) KUM & GO CRAIG PL2 700 East Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 (1) DINO WELCOME DINOSAUR PL1 101 Stegosaurus Freeway Dinosaur, CO 81610 (2) PIKES PK CHARGE BA.CA.MI LLC #2 11027 US-24 Divide, CO 80814 (3) ANNEX SITE GEORGETOWN PL2 1120 Argentine Street Georgetown, CO 80444 (4) KUM & GO RIFLE PL4 705 Taugenbaugh Boulevard Rifle, CO 81650 (2) KUM & GO SB SPRINGS PL2 80 Anglers Drive Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 ➡ FL (1) JNKNS JACKSONVI DC FAST 2 11107 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32225 (1) Starbucks 9200 FL-228 Macclenny, FL 32063 (1) Ocean Cadillac 17800 Ipco Road Miami, FL 33162 (1) Sun Plaza 6339 W Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32818 (1) BHY CHARGER 1 9915 E Adamo Dr Tampa, FL 33619 (1) Chase Bank - 5601 Red Bug Lake Rd 5601 Red Bug Lake Rd Winter Springs, FL 32708 ➡ GA (1) GEORGIA POWER EPICENTER DC1 135 riverside parkway SW Austell, GA 30168 (1) JACKSON EMC GAINESVILLE 1000 Dawsonville Highway Gainesville, GA 30501 ➡ IN (1) AVON HYUNDAI SALES 8775 E 36 Avon, IN 46123 (1) HOC CHARGERS CHARGER #1 4200 E 96th St Indianapolis, IN 46240 ➡ KS (1) HATCHETT FRONT_WEST 11200 E Central Ave Wichita, KS 67206 (1) HATCHETT BACK EAST 11330 E Central Ave Wichita, KS 67206 ➡ KY (1) JEFF WYLER FH EXPRESS 250 949 Burlington Pike Florence, KY 41042 ➡ MA (6) MASSPORT TNC 4 226 Porter St Boston, MA 02128 (2) MASSPORT TAXI 4 56 Harborside Dr Boston, MA 02128 ➡ MD (2) POTOMAC EDISON ROCKY GAP DC1 16701 Lakeview Rd NE Flintstone, MD 21530 ➡ ME (1) DARLINGS HYUNDA SALES CHARGER 2 439 Western Ave Augusta, ME 04330 (2) IRVINGOIL ME-FFLD-L3-0001 206 Center Rd Fairfield, ME 04937 (1) MOBIL ONTHEWAY STATION 1 1930 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240 (1) MOBIL ONTHEWAY STATION 2 1938 Lisbon St Lewiston, ME 04240 ➡ MI (1) Belle Isle DC Fast Charge 176 Lakeside Dr Detroit, MI 48207 (1) Evergetic Charging Spa 330 South Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Lansing, MI 48915 ➡ MN (1) WINNER GAS BROOKDALE DR 1500 Brookdale Dr Minneapolis, MN 55444 ➡ NC (1) CAPE HATTERAS AVON PIER DCFC2 41001 North Carolina Hwy 12 Avon, NC 27915 (1) AEMC- AEMC HQ FAST 125 Cooperative Way Hertford, NC 27944 (1) Chestnut Arbor 2925 Weddington Matthews Rd Matthews, NC 28105 ➡ NE (1) ERNST CHARGER 1 EAC CHARGER 615 23rd St E Columbus, NE 68601 ➡ NJ (1) ShopRite Carteret - Wakefern #511 801 Roosevelt Ave Carteret, NJ 07008 (2) FREEHOLDHYUNDAI VERIZON 1 4075 9 Freehold Township, NJ 07728 (2) CLASS 3 CHARGER HYUNDAI-2 250 Rte 4 Paramus, NJ 07652 (1) CIRCLEAUTOGROUP CH- CPE250 1 641 Shrewsbury Ave Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 (1) ROUTE 1 HYUNDAI CPE-250-02 3905 US 1 South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852 (1) ROUTE 1 HYUNDAI RT1-01 3913 US-1 South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852 ➡ NY (1) AAA WESTCENTRAL DC FAST CHARGER 100 International Dr Amherst, NY 14221 (2) KEELER STATION 6 1111 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY 12110 (1) LEXUSMIDDLETOWN STATION 1 3496 US-6 Middletown, NY 10940 (3) BOB JOHNSON BOB JOHNSON KIA 3817 W Henrietta Rd Rochester, NY 14623 ➡ OH (2) CRESTMONT DRIVECRESTMONT2 2961 Center Rd Brunswick, OH 44212 (1) Hampton Inn - Canton 5256 Broadmoor Cir NW Canton, OH 44709 (1) JEFF WYLER EXPRESS 250 Loop @ Far Hills Centerville, OH 45459 (1) DONWOODAUTO DW CHEVY 2 12916 OH-664 Logan, OH 43138 (1) JEFF WYLER CORP 4- DC FAST 401 Milford Pkwy Milford, OH 45150 (1) Friendship Kitchen 70 3800 E. State Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452 (1) Friendship Kitchen 83 4024 Hayes Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870 ➡ OK (1) EDMOND HYUNDAI EDMOND 4 14137 N Broadway Ext Edmond, OK 73013 ➡ OR (1) PGE IBEW 48 15937 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230 ➡ PA (1) DOYLESTOWN 024B1000008033 4465 W Swamp Rd Doylestown, PA 18902 (2) LIBERTY CHARWASH PL 2 2595 Maryland Road Willow Grove, PA 19090 ➡ PR (2) BMW AUTOGERMANA CPE 250 PKNG 2 106 Calle Acuarela Guaynabo, PR 00969 (2) BMW AUTOGERMANA FTZ120KW-2 1086 Ave. Muñoz Rivera San Juan, PR 00919 ➡ SC (1) Travelers Rest Municipal Complex 125 Trailblazer Dr Travelers Rest, SC 29690 ➡ TN (4) I24 EXIT11 STATION 1 (LL) 701 Sango Road Clarksville, TN 37043 (2) DISTRICT 2 STATION 1 (L) 28 S Park Ave Hohenwald, TN 38462 (2) LAWRENCEBURG STATION 2 (R) 2347 Hwy 43 N Leoma, TN 38468 (1) MB OF MEMPHIS STATION 1 5401 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN 38119 ➡ TX (1) Plaza de Oro 4450 W Jefferson Blvd Dallas, TX 75211 ➡ UT (2) VOLVO CAR USA SANDY DC 2 56 W 9000 S Sandy, UT 84070 ➡ VA (2) KOONS HYUNDAI STATION 1 1880 Opitz Blvd Woodbridge, VA 22191 ➡ WA (2) HANSON MOTORS HM3 QUICKCHARGE 2300 Carriage Loop SW Olympia, WA 98502 (1) Walmart 2539 - Spokane Valley, WA 15727 E Broadway Ave Spokane Valley, WA 99037 (1) 7054 -Vancouver, WA 98664 (10314 SE Mill Plain Road) 13014 SE Mill Plain Rd Vancouver, WA 98684 ➡ WI (1) BERG HYUNDAI VLI-L3-PDI-4 2900 N Victory Ln Appleton, WI 54913 (1) Wheelers Chevrolet of Coloma 1978 Charles Way Coloma, WI 54930 (1) Wheelers Chevrolet GMC of Marshfield 2701 S. Maple Ave Marshfield, WI 54449
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2023.06.06 12:32 boutell New US CCS chargers report for May 2023
Here are all of the new US CCS (Level 3 fast-charging) stations that rolled out in May 2023,
according to the Department of Energy. These chargers are suitable for most new EVs on the market, except for:
Some of these chargepoints will be "refreshes,"
- Tesla drivers who haven't bought the official CCS adapter yet. Certain older Teslas need additional work done to accept the adapter.
- Leaf owners like me, and some owners of older cars that also use CHAdeMO. If you drive a Leaf, or an older CHAdeMO car, see my matching post in leaf.
e.g. the provider replaced them with faster chargers etc. Some may be incorrect. This report is only as good as the Alternative Fuels Data Center data. There were 222 CCS charge points added or refreshed in May 2023
, which is up from 171 in April. For comparison, there were only 74 new CCS charge points in May 2022. Things are speeding up. "What about CCS charging at Tesla superchargers?"
Tesla is in the process of rolling out their "magic dock" for non-Tesla cars, but so far in very few locations. If they start doing this at scale and reporting it to the Alternative Fuels Data Center then it will be reflected here. "What about Ford vehicles with NACS (Tesla) plugs?"
They are not on sale yet. Current-generation Ford vehicles have CCS plugs. The next generation will have NACS (Tesla) plugs, but will also support CCS via an adapter.
If you'd like to know about new chargers along your routes right away, or just prefer not to check this list monthly when new openings are rare in your area, I've set up a free service that provides email notifications as soon as they open. You can sign up at evpov.com
. Or not! I don't really have a business plan here, I built it to help EV owners like myself.
To streamline this post, multi-chargepoint locations are listed with the number of chargepoints first, so that's why the post is shorter than in previous months.
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Oakley, CA (5540 Bridgehead Road) 5540 Bridgehead Road Oakley, CA 94561 (1) CircleK - Palm Desert, CA 78005 Country Club Dr Palm Desert, CA 92211 (1) Hilton Garden Inn 20 Advantage Ct Sacramento, CA 95834 (1) BoA Hillcrest CA0-120 (San Diego, CA) 737 UNIVERSITY AVE San Diego, CA 92103 (1) WinCo Foods - Vacaville #60 855 Davis St Vacaville, CA 95687 ➡ CO (1) CITY OF ASPEN RIO GRANDE L3 427 Rio Grande Pl Aspen, CO 81611 (4) CSG EV BOULDER PL4 1500 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302 (5) 1 Flatiron Crossing (US-ME8-73R-2B) 1 Flatiron Crossing Broomfield, CO 80021 (1) CircleK - Colorado City, CA 8950 S Interstate 25 Colorado City, CO 81004 (2) GPM INVESTMENTS 4590 DC1 8105 N Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (2) KUM & GO CRAIG PL2 700 East Victory Way Craig, CO 81625 (1) DINO WELCOME DINOSAUR PL1 101 Stegosaurus Freeway Dinosaur, CO 81610 (2) PIKES PK CHARGE BA.CA.MI LLC #2 11027 US-24 Divide, CO 80814 (4) ANNEX SITE GEORGETOWN PL4 1120 Argentine Street Georgetown, CO 80444 (4) KUM & GO RIFLE PL4 705 Taugenbaugh Boulevard Rifle, CO 81650 (2) KUM & GO SB SPRINGS PL2 80 Anglers Drive Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 ➡ CT (1) BOA East Hartford CT2-120 (Hartford, CT) 805 E Main Street East Hartford, CT 06108 (1) HARTFORD BMW ABB OUTSIDE 1 Weston Park Rd Hartford, CT 06120 ➡ DE (1) First State Chevrolet 22694 DUPONT BLVD GEORGETOWN, DE 19947 ➡ FL (1) JNKNS JACKSONVI DC FAST 2 11107 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32225 (1) Simon Tampa Premium Outlets (Lutz, FL) 2300 Grand Cypress Dr Lutz, FL 33559 (1) Starbucks 9200 FL-228 Macclenny, FL 32063 (1) Ocean Cadillac 17800 Ipco Road Miami, FL 33162 (1) Sun Plaza 6339 W Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32818 (1) Simon Orlando Vineland (Orlando, FL) 8200 Vineland Ave Orlando, FL 32821 (1) Simon Tyrone Square (St Petersburg, FL) 6901 22nd Ave N Peterburg, FL 33710 (1) BHY CHARGER 1 9915 E Adamo Dr Tampa, FL 33619 (1) Chase Bank - 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2023.06.06 11:58 shahaambika12 The Ultimate Guide to Cervical Pillows: Improving Sleep and Alleviating Neck Pain
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A good night’s sleep is essential for our overall well-being, and the right pillow can make a significant difference in achieving restful slumber. For those suffering from neck pain or seeking improved sleep quality, cervical pillows have emerged as a promising solution. These specialized pillows are designed to support the natural curvature of the neck and promote proper spinal alignment. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world of cervical pillows, exploring their benefits, various types, and how they can alleviate neck pain, ensuring you wake up refreshed and rejuvenated each morning.
Understanding Cervical Pillows
The Cervical pillows
, also known as orthopedic pillows or neck pillows. Are specifically designed to provide optimal support to the neck and head while sleeping. Unlike traditional pillows, which are often flat or poorly contoured, cervical pillow feature a unique shape that aligns with the natural curvature of the neck. They typically have a raised section in the center and a deeper depression on the sides, ensuring proper support and alignment.
Benefits Of Cervical Pillows
Using a cervical pillow offers numerous benefits for sleep and neck health. Firstly, these pillows help maintain the natural alignment of the spine, reducing strain on the neck and shoulders. They can also alleviate common issues such as neck pain, stiffness, and headaches caused by poor sleep posture. By promoting healthy alignment, cervical pillow can improve breathing and reduce the risk of snoring and sleep apnea. Additionally, they can be beneficial for individuals recovering from neck injuries or those with conditions such as cervical spondylosis or herniated discs.
Types Of Cervical Pillows
Cervical pillows come in various shapes and materials to cater to different sleep preferences and needs. Memory foam pillows
are popular choices as they conform to the contours of the neck and offer excellent support. They provide pressure relief, evenly distribute weight, and adjust to the body’s temperature for added comfort. Another option is water-based cervical pillows, which allow for personalized support by adjusting. The water level to achieve the desired firmness.
Inflatable cervical pillows are portable and adjustable, making them suitable for travel. They can be easily inflated or deflated to provide the desired level of support. Contour cervical pillows have a curved design to cradle the head and neck, offering enhanced support and alignment. Lastly, some cervical pillows incorporate additional features like cooling gel layers or built-in massagers for added comfort and relaxation.
Choosing The Right Cervical Pillow
Selecting the right cervical pillow is crucial to reap its benefits fully. Consider factors such as your sleeping position, neck curvature, and personal preferences. Side sleepers may benefit from higher and firmer pillows, while back sleepers might prefer medium loft pillows. Stomach sleepers, on the other hand, may find thinner pillows more suitable to prevent excessive neck extension. It is also essential to choose a pillow size that corresponds to your body frame and neck length.
Ensure that the cervical pillow you choose is made of high-quality materials and provides adequate support. Look for pillows with removable and washable covers to maintain hygiene and freshness. Reading user reviews and consulting with healthcare professionals can also assist in making an informed decision. What Are The Important Features Of Memory Foam Pillow In India
Investing in a cervical pillow
can greatly improve your sleep quality and alleviate neck pain, allowing you to wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day. By supporting the natural curvature of the neck and promoting proper spinal alignment, these specialized pillows provide targeted support and relief. Remember to consider your sleeping position, personal preferences, and the different types of cervical pillow available when choosing the right one for you. With a cervical pillow by your side, you can look forward to a rejuvenating sleep experience and a pain-free morning.
2023.06.06 09:27 Wise-Security6387 Hotel Europa Inn Dimapur
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Hotel Europa Inn Hotel Europa Inn
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2023.06.06 09:05 FlightFareMasterr Air India New York to Delhi
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2023.06.06 04:56 throjimmy Bristow 6-3-23
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Decided on getting a Uber at the pool/hot tube at comfort inn suites. Hotel kinda bad bed and pillows, not the best anything but everything fine, hot tub nice. submitted by throjimmy to deadandcompany [link] [comments]
Picked up for 2, early but didn't matter, traffic was epic. Got in through a back way and saved a bunch of time but had to walk.
Huge massive shakedown. Everyone had Jerry Rolls. Then went to where picnic tables used to be, and E to the portapoddy line.
Chloe Weir came and asked if she could take our picture. We said yes, I thought spotted her right away and was right, Lilac Rain was surprised, and Julie figured it out when she came to shake our hands.
I went to tell E, decided to ask her to come take a picture of us. I kissed E on the head in one of the pics, she gave us both a hug goodbye.
We rested under some trees close to the lines ropes. Julie went to potapoddy line. Line started so we got in front. Julie joined and we took turns in shade till they prematurely made it seem like we were getting in.
5:45 got in. Ran the way till bottle neck at pit gate. Got on the right side rail. Went and bought a hazy beer and the poster before the show, hung on rail.
Here Comes Sunshine Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo Mr. Charlie He's Gone Brown-Eyed Women Dear Prudence Turn On Your Love Light SET 2
Deal Scarlet Begonias Playing in the Band Cumberland Blues Uncle John's Band Drums Space Milestones Days Between Throwing Stones One More Saturday Night ENCORE
Got to pee often during the show, fantastic.
After the show cold, shivering cold. Got some Jerry Roles, Lilac felt sick.
Uber driver cancelled. Different picked us up. Had to walk on the side of the road for a mile to get to him, shit show for the venue.
Got to room engulfed watermelon and crashed.
2023.06.06 04:45 friscube Goddamn ants. They're everywhere.
2023.06.06 01:31 Frostdraken Preserver -Part 1-
Amid a galaxy of brutal chaos there are stories to be told, tales of valor and justice, of fear and despair. But amid these stories are the guttering flames of adventures untold, the potential for a universe of entertainment and savage joyous fun. The Oblivion Cycle embodies just this kind of crafted chaos, creating the potential for creative exploits and raucous tales. If you are new to the TOC setting feel free to join the community at TheOblivionCycle
to check out some of the background lore or to discuss themes with other readers. I thank you all for your support and continued willingness to read, as always, Please Enjoy!
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A dark planet turned slowly in the void bathed in the light of an old yellow star far past its prime. The planet was old, unlike the countless beings that scurried across its blasted surface. From the vantage point of space far above, the gigantic craters that covered its surface were painfully apparent. Some terrible bombardment had nearly torn the planet in two sometime in its ancient history.
These were the thoughts foremost on the mind of the vast entity that observed the world from the depths of a large misshapen ship of truly gargantuan proportions. The ship orbited the planet far enough away to be unseen, a truly difficult task due to its almost moon-like size.
Deep in the ship’s core, a consciousness woke fully. This being had slumbered for millennia as they waited for the ship’s more automated systems to bring them to something interesting. As they awoke this entity checked the ships logs, two thousand years of reports were absorbed and compiled in mere millincrements such was the being’s incredible processing power.
They stretched mentally, running their consciousness throughout every lesser ten of the ship's millions of greater tens of circuits and wires. It had been centuries since they had last woken for more than a few increments, it was a good feeling.
The ship’s computer communicated with them. “Master Neel, It is good to have you with us.” the computer said nonverbally. The communication happening instead as a base impression across his many connections to the system all at once.
Neel observed the planet remotely using some of the vast worldship's many external sensors. After a few moments of observation Neel inquired the computer. “Have we traveled to this planet before?”
The computer replied quickly “I do not believe so, it bears passing resemblance to a planet we visited in the far past. But it can't be the same planet.” the computer concluded.
Neel frowned and then decided to exit his stasis chamber. The heavily shielded inner sanctum of the ship was a mess of electrical conduits and databanks that held his vast intellect when the ship was underway. Using faster than light means of propulsion could damage many of the curiosities in his vast collection and so for many tens of millions of greater increments he had traveled the cosmos slower than the speed of light.
While slow it was a deliberate action to protect him from the watchful eyes of the obliterators. The destroyers commonly kept watch over the cosmos and were known to eliminate those they could not contain or control. Neel had no wish to be destroyed and so took their time getting around for the sake of stealth. Even the destroyers would be unlikely to detect a single ship not breaking the natural laws in a vast and ever expanding universe.
Disengaging their mental locks, Neel disconnected from the artificial sanctuary and into their physical vessel. Their vessel was an artificial body of sorts, fashioned in a form that Neel found pleasing.
Their vessel was very tall with six manipulating tentacle-like metal arms and a multitude of pointed insect-like legs. Their face was a mess of tubes and wires with no discernible features other than the five bright green glowing eyes that stared out at the world around them intensely.
Neel’s consciousness settled down into the large body like it was a comfortable bed, an electronic sigh passing through them as they disconnected from the ship.
Neel started their vessel’s internal vacuum generators. Devices of their own design that drew electrical power directly from the quantum fluctuations of the universe. Quite a simple thing really, they must seem remarkable to those not nearly as versed as them in the nature of the universe. But Neel was well versed indeed, they knew the purpose of it all, and the dark knowledge often made them wish they had never discovered it.
Turning their attention back to their muted surroundings Neel activated the bridge’s lights with a thought. The ship was a part of them, though simultaneously separate. Together they made a complete entity, though Neel admitted that it was sometimes less distracting to be on their own instead of bonded to the Preserver. That was the name he had chosen for his worldship upon its completion. He had no memories of the event, or of how it had been built. Neither did the Preserver, instead Neel’s earliest coherent memory was that of light. Blinding light.
A star exploding and the ship jumping into emergency compression drive to escape the blast. They had arrived many light years away damaged and broken from the violent energies that had lashed the ship. But they had survived.
Neel scuttled across the deck and to one of the automated steering consoles. They double checked the ship’s course for accuracy and were satisfied to see no inherent issues.
Next they walked though the ship for a time to get to the records hall. They could have zipped there almost instantly with a thought, but they had always enjoyed the action of taking their time. They had a nearly infinite amount of it after all.
The Preserver chimed at them as they walked. “If you are going to the records hall to check the data I can give you access here and save you the trouble Master Neel.” The disembodied voice said in a modulated tone and frequency.
Neel waved a series of arms towards one of the many wall mounted sensors that the ship used to see and replied “Why? What would be the purpose of walking if not to enjoy the walk. I know you could have forwarded the data to me directly on the bridge, but there is a simplistic pleasure to taking one’s time. How many times have I told you that old friend.”
The ship was silent for a few increments as Neel scuttled down dimly lit metal passageways and through dusty hatches. They shook their head in a strange yet familiar motion as they took in the state of the ship. It was dirty, grimy almost.
Neel paused by a strange bundle of filaments and tested them with a single flexible manipulator digit. Plucking them curiously Neel found they seemed to be organic. In fact as they touched them they noticed a small and curious creature skuttle out of the dark in the direction of the disturbance. Delighted at this new and fascinating discovery they coaxed the small creature out into the light.
They observed it closely, zooming in on its features while scanning it in multiple electromagnetic spectrums. Neel found that the creature seemed to fluoresce in the ultraviolet spectrum, its small body covered in swirling organic patterns. It must be able to see into the ultraviolet spectrum Neel mused, otherwise what possible purpose could such patterning serve?
Reaching into a recess in their body they produced a specimen stasis capsule. Carefully scooping up the creature, they activated the micro stasis field generator and the small curiosity seemed to freeze in place. Replacing the container they then turned and continued along the corridor making a mental note to return and analyze the filaments more closely at a future time.
It took a little longer than Neel remembered to reach the great library, which made sense as the Preserver was constantly in flux. They entered the room and slowed to a halt. It always hit them when they entered into the massive space for the first time after a lengthy hibernation. The room was lit with bright yellowish lights high in the cavernous ceiling. The walls were covered in shelves and databanks, not a single square length was bare of some form of data storage medium.
Neel walked in amongst the towering shelves and ran their fingers along the uncountable thousands of books, manuscripts, scrolls and data crystals stored within small stasis cabinets. Hidden inside this sanctum was Neel’s life’s work, the compiled data of tens of thousands of worlds, millions of species and a billion years of searching the universe for something more.
Sometimes when the ship was traveling the void between stars Neel would come and spend years here, just absorbing the ancient knowledge. But today they were looking for something specific. Moving along to one of the many wall mounted dataports, they inserted a spike like digit from the end of a flexible tendril. The full enormity of the vast library exploded into their conscious mind, only their prodigious intelligence keeping them from being overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of data.
Searching for a while they found the folder they were looking for and accessed its location. Neel was in luck, it was remote accessible meaning they wouldn't have to traverse kilometers of this labyrinth to find the data. While that was usually an enjoyable experience, Neel found that their curiosity was overwhelming their patience.
The data filled their mind and Neel saw a planet spinning tranquilly in their mind's eye. The planet that bore a striking similarity to the one they now orbited, in fact, comparing the star logs and accounting for drift, the constellations were the same too. That proved it, they were in fact in the orbit of Ixninth, the evolutionary homeworld of the peaceful humbub.
Neel cocked their head, that was odd. The last time they had been in contact with the humbub their planet was nearing a full scale type one civilization. Full planetary control was theirs and they had taken the first tentative steps out into their solar system with a few far flung colonies and outposts in the orbit of the outer planets.
Now there was nothing, no evidence of the star realm they had once ruled. Something must have happened while Neel had been traveling through the cosmos. Something no doubt related to the strange crater-like formations on the planet’s surface.
Neel scanned the other planets in the system and found that most bore evidence of similar impacts, a few of the smaller moons seemed to have been obliterated entirely. Just the drifting charred remains in orbit of their scarred planets.
They addressed the computer once more verbally. “Preserver, we have indeed visited this system before. It is the humbub’s home system.”
The ship spoke through their implant, the disembodied voice cool and calm while it discussed topics of annihilation. “It would seem some sort of natural cataclysm must have befallen them then. There is evidence of incredible kinetic bombardment. Perhaps a rogue black hole disrupted the outer debris fields?’ the computer speculated blandly.
Neel looked back to the images of the systems battered planets. “I believe something terrible has happened here, are you sure there is no evidence of foul play? No signs of void conflict?”
They began to walk out of the library and towards the main atrium. The Preserver asked “Are you telling me to scan for debris or asking if I had already done so?”
Neel paused and apologised “Yes, I am sorry old friend. You have of course anticipated my question and scanned the area for wreckage. I can postulate based on your silence that you did not find any evidence to support the claim?”
Neel started walking again as the ship confirmed their observation. “I will of course continue to scan the area in case of potential hostile threats, but I do not expect to find anything of note. It looks like the act of a hostile universe, not the acts of barbaric lifeforms.”
Neel nodded again, this time entirely for their own benefit. That is about what they had been expecting anyways, if the growing theory in their mind was correct then they would likely find no evidence of foul play at all. At least, not in the conventional sense.
Perking up a little their green eyes shone bright as a new idea struck them. “Preserver, scan the main planet. Look for any signs of technology or ruins of technology. I will get to the bottom of this situation one way or another.”
The computer replied “Already started when it became clear to me you were set on this investigative action. I can report with ninety five percent certainty that there are no technological ruins on the planet. There is a large and well preserved ruin in the upper hemisphere. Would you like a scope on it?”
Neel waved at the air and replied “Yes, yes of course. Let me see what you have found.”
In their mind they saw the feed from one of the massive ship’s many outward facing telescopes. On the current one they saw it swivel towards the planet. Enhancing the image it zoomed in until Neel could almost count each blade of grass on the ground. In front of their very eyes was a large collection of half buried structures. While they did not look technological in origin, any clue to a history undiscovered was a good clue.
“Good work my friend, I will have to make sure we pull a flyby on a blue hypergiant giant so you can recharge your entanglement drives. You earned it.” They spoke to the Preserver in fondness.
The ship answered in a much more subdued manner “That would be appreciated Neel. My compression generators have been a bit chilly of late. I assume you will want to venture to the surface personally? May I suggest an assortment of weapons?”
Neel waved a hand as they entered the vast and colorful main atrium. It was only a few kilometers from the bridge, but it was a sight well worth the walk. That coupled with the fact that it connected directly to the small hangar bay where the many parasite ships were stored.
Neel walked across the room to the hangar and entered one of the small single occupant shuttles. The Preserver spoke once more in their mind. “If you are intent on going down to the surface would you at least let me launch an orbital observation platform to assist you?”
Neel paused at the controls and then said “Yes, might as well. You never know what’s going to happen in the future, that's what makes living in the present so exciting.”
Jrax woke with a satisfied stretch, today was the day. He had been busy excavating the ruins of the forbidden zone in secret for almost a full year now. Only Zieve knew he was here, and the young man was unlikely to turn him in as he was just as interested in the mysteries of the ancients as he was.
Jrax stood to his feet and twisted at the waist in a futile attempt to crack his lower back. Unsuccessful he looked around, he couldn't see Zieve anywhere, usually the young man was out here before he had even had a chance for his morning zalv. The comforting warmth of a fresh cup of the dark orange liquid was a better wake up than anything else he had yet to discover. He had shown the benefits of drinking fresh zalv to a few of his colleges but it had yet to fully take off. Something about the dried and powdered fruit gave him a zest for life and alertness that was addictive in its effectiveness, and a little addictive in general.
But that was not the important reason he was here. He put a small pot of the mixture on the boil as he pulled his notebook out of his waist pouch. The small leather bound manuscript contained everything he knew of the ancients and their strange ways of life.
According to the few tablets and inscriptions he had so far recovered, the ancients lived in the void and traveled this strange realm of nonexistence in vast ships of solid metal. Why they would have needed to be made of metal made no sense to him. Surely wood would have been much lighter and cheaper? Maybe it was a style thing, from what he could gather the ancients made almost everything out of metal. Such was their vast power and wealth they were able to extract metal from the void itself.
This had always sat ill with him, everyone knew of the void, the space outside of reality. But surely they couldn't do such things as the void was empty, wasn't it? Perhaps the great teachings warning of the demons that lurked in the void were false after all. It was said that the void used to be full of life, an infinite world to build upon. One day the demons had come from beyond the realms of the humbub and devoured all that existed without till at last they rained fire and death upon Ixninth. The celestial realms of the humbub had been reduced to ashes and the survivors fled their metal cities in terror as they were consumed by the angry earth.
He shook his head. The mythos of their people was a fractured thing, handed down largely through word of mouth by millennia of terrified priests who had no real understanding of what they should be so afraid of.
He knew, it had been a hard truth to swallow but in his studies of the forbidden ruins he had made discoveries. Discoveries like the identity of their ancient destroyers.
They were not demons at all, they just looked like them, their bodies twisted and monstrous, their hunger for destruction nearly insatiable. They killed for fun and destroyed the remains, the fact that they hadn't killed all of the ancients was a miracle likely attributed to the paranoia of certain individuals. Places like these ruins had been ancient refuges to them, structures buried far into the guts of the mother earth called bunkers. An affront on nature, but necessary for the survival of their race.
It had taken thousands of years from what he had been able to gather before the planet was once more survivable on the surface. They left their ancient bunkers and found that all that once had been was no more. They had begun again.
Jrax was happy to be alive, especially knowing some of the struggle that his ancestors must have gone through just to survive. He put thoughts of such things out of mind and busied himself combing his fur. It wouldn't do to get mangey knots from a lack of self attention, he was a respectable scholar afterall.
His snout crinkled in a small snarl as he thought of Primo Haxix, the premiere leader of the Church of Brox in his home city of Broxix. The man was a devout follower of Brox’s teachings, and his most severe hurtle to spreading the truth of things. The closeminded man refused to see reason.
Done with his morning grooming he pulled on his open fronted work shirt, the rough fabric a little itchy against his fur but necessary to protect him from biting insects and the sun. It was hot near the ruins, the lack of vegetation one of the reasons the Primo called the land cursed. From what he had found it was no more cursed than any other piece of land, it had something to do with things called water concentrators he had discovered. He didn't understand the concept fully, but it seemed that the area was perpetually dry like the Neeix Desert to the south. A strange concept but it certainly explained why nothing would grow there.
Putting on his sandals and grabbing his excavation kit he slung the bag over his shoulder and started out of camp. He dodged around and through a thick copse of trees, his camp hidden from view in order to protect it from fanatics and the church’s spies. The area around the ruins was constantly under surveillance, he had been spotted a few times and chased but luckily his identity had never been uncovered.
He checked that the coast was clear and then made a quick transition to the bushes a few dozen feet away. Sighing as he didnt hear the telltale sounds of pursuit he continued on. The pack was heavy but he was undeterred.
Normally traveling alone into the wilderness would be tantamount to suicide, the many ferocious predators of their homeworld converging on a lone individual, but he was unafraid. The ruins protected him, some sort of aura seemed to surround the area that deterred the predators from approaching. He had read of it on the inscriptions, it was called a protection grid in the ancient texts that adorned the walls of the ruin, but he had yet to truly parse what it meant.
Whatever it was he was grateful for it as it allowed him to work in peace without constantly having to watch his back against attack from the abominations the demons had left behind.
He walked along the narrow and hidden path he had forged through the dense undergrowth towards the ruins. He shook his furred head, Zeive was probably already there. The young man was always excited to help him make some new discovery or ancient find. Yes, there was nothing to worry about.
Almost as soon as he told himself that he had nothing to worry about he tripped and landed hard on the soft sandy soil. Crawling to his feet he heard the unmistakable sounds of clanking armour plates and was soon surrounded by church soldiers. Resplendent in their brown leather greatcoats and shining steel breastplates.
“Oh..” Was all he said, a plethora of steel spear points at his throat.
Another sound met his ears and he looked behind him. From the path he watched a magnificently maned man stroll towards him, crimson cloak over his brushed leather overcoat covered in fine gold buckles. It was Primo Haxix, his biggest detractor and the most powerful person in all of Broxix.
Primo Haxix strode to him and laughed, a thoroughly nasty sound, devoid of mirth or joy. “Wow, I knew it had to have been an ignorant son of a demon to have crossed into the forbidden zone. But you? You have got to be the dumbest intellectual I have ever met. Clap him in irons, bring him to the fortress of Brox.” The ostentatious humbub then strode away regally as if they cared no more for his welfare, and they likely didn't. Jrax heard the unmistakable sound of a frourn drawn carriage, likely to carry the Primo’s lazy ass back to the capital.
One of the soldiers produced a set of iron clamps which they applied to his wrists, the metal pinching his arm hair painfully and he chirped in discomfort.
“Follow me or I will make you follow.” The man said gruffly.
Jrax did as he was told. No reason to get a beating on top of his arrest.
The soldiers led him through the brush and out to the main roadway. The road was simple hard packed earth, but it served its purpose. Leading right to the edge of the forbidden zone.
He snorted as they led him back along the road towards Broxix. It was a large city, almost fifty thousand inhabitants lived and died within an afternoon’s hike of the ruins and yet they knew nothing of their own history. The Church taught that the demons had destroyed their ancestors and all they had built before Brox took them into the belly of Ixninth for their protection. But that wasn't entirely true. It wasn't the whole truth in any event, and in Jrax’s opinion that was tantamount to lying.
They marched for an hour before the leader of the troop called a halt near a small roadside inn that catered to pilgrims. He looked at Jrax and said gruffly “We are stooping for refreshment, would you like some water?”
Jrax nodded suspiciously and the man gestured to a few of the others to go into the building.
Jrax watched as the trio of so-called holy soldiers kicked the door open and rushed in, swords drawn. Screaming and the sound of crashing furniture could be heard and Jrax chirped angrily but was kept from remarking by a threatening glare from the troop leader.
After a few more minutes of this the sounds ceased and the three soldiers exited carrying food and wine as well as a small bladder of water.
The wine and dried meat morsels were shared about as the troop leader approached with the water and stopped. Staring at Jrax, the man proceeded to unstop the bladder and pour its contents into the dirt as his feet.
When the skin had been completely emptied the troop leader laughed curly and gestured at the small mud puddle. There you go blasphemer, drink up.
A chorus of nasty chuckles sounded from all about as Jrax just stood his ground.
The leader stopped laughing, his face turning from savage mirth to rage as he drew his sword and pointed it at Jrax’s throat.
“I said drink! Do it now or so help me Brox I’ll…” the large armoured man started to say but Jrax cut him off smugly.
“Or you will what? You can’t kill me or you would have already. No, Primo Haxix wants my punishment to be public.” Jrax spat. “He wouldn't let a little pissant like you take his triumph away from him, so no. I will not drink, nor will I eat unless it is something tasty and nutritious. I would rather starve than allow such ignorant fools to debase me.” he said with a smug chortle.
The now enraged troop leader drew his sword in a threatening manner and Jrax felt his knees shake slightly in fear. But he stood tall and firm, not allowing his terror to show on his face. He would show these zealous assholes what it meant to truly serve a higher purpose, even if it meant he would die anyways.
The leader lowered his weapon and sneered. “Let's see how smug you are when we take you to the chamber of repentance. We will see who gets the last laugh.” the man said angrily. “Okay, form up and move out you lazy sons of snurlg. We need to reach the Fortress of Broxix by mid afternoon.”
Jrax was shoved by one of the soldiers behind him who growled “Get moving scum.”
He shook his head sadly, the road was long and the sun was high. But he would walk with shoulders straight and head held high, for he knew his cause was just.
End of Part 1
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2023.06.06 00:24 Sophiasophy Not just bikes - Rank your modes of transport
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Trains connections, biking people, cross country skis, scooter and car sharing cars (all photos are my own)
There are not just bikes (and cars). What else are you using?Whats dominant when you rank it according to frequency of use?I am specially interessed to read a short comment.
Thats my ranked list:
My bike takes me to work and to all appointsments in my small city with 25k people. I live on the outskirts of the city adjacent to meadows, walking into he center would take up to 30 min/way, with the bike its < 10 min.
always availble, therefore used a lot (e.g. for lunch or in combination with transit). But the bike wins, because ist faster and the bike can carry bags, so I don't have to.
I like trains - I could go to work on a 8 min train ride, but I cycle because I am more concentrated when I start the day moving outside. My prefered way of travelling longer distances.
3-5x a month
I use them whenever my app tells me to take one, especially in Zurich and other , but not available in my small city
3-5x a month
My city has a good bus service but I rarely use it because I take the bike. I often use busses in combination to train journeys.
2 - 5 x per month
Most my car rides are when I get a ride from someone. And about 5x times a year I drive myself to transport heavy items. Last time was in April when I bough a raised bed for my garden.
10x per year
fast and often the only way on top of a mountain
5x per year
use them a lot when visiting a city with metro, and never in my daily life because we don't have them
9 Ship tranport
2x per year
it's very lovely to use ships (many ships are covered by a day pass) instead of trains. I enjoy it a lot, but rarely use it because a ship is so much slower.
1x per year
tested it while there was a pilot trial in my city. Would need more practice to feel as comfortable as on a bike, so I don't use them on a regular base. Nevertheless I value to have them available.
1x per year
Up to now I have never used a taxi in my home country (Switzerland), but it happens that I get one in Germany.
0.5 x year
I don't fell very safe because lack of training. Maybe I change that one day.
0.4x per year
always as passenger, because I don't ave a license for motorcyles (I would be allowed to ride the small ones)
0.2x per year
my prefered way to go to other continents - next airplane travel will be most propanly to India for work
15 cross country ski
0x per year
I havn't used them a for transport and always returned back to the start - but it would be possible on some distances on a day with Snow
Country: Switzerland, 36 years old, no kids
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2023.06.05 21:40 AslandusTheLaster Clone adventure theme park
Original prompt: [WP]You awake from cryo-freeze to find the world hasn't changed a bit, but you have. You are the first live subject to survive the revival process. Only, you're not the person they say you are. You remember your death. This isn't your original body. Now you must survive. (link
) As I opened my eyes, it felt like the harsh light of day was digging straight into my brain. Around me was a grassy field with a few scattered trees. Familiar trees... Eerily so, as if they hadn't grown or changed at all since the last time I'd seen them. I wasn't sure how long it had been since I'd last seen them, but I was confident it had been a while. I could feel my memories flowing back, but it was not a comfortable process.
A few buildings stood in the distance, and I began walking toward them. It became immediately obvious that the ground was entirely artificial. The soil felt like it was made of rubber, and my bare feet were already sore from being abraded by the rough edges from where the soft plastic grass blades had been ripped out of a mold. The trees didn't seem much better, being made of hollow metal with plastic leaves, then smeared with latex to vaguely resemble an actual tree.
The buildings were part of a small hamlet, and were the only interesting thing in the field. Any other direction would've led to a reinforced concrete wall buried behind plastic foliage, so I had no qualms with getting straight to the point this time. I entered the hamlet cautiously, and found that it was just as artificial as its surroundings. The buildings looked like they were made of clay with thatch rooves, but on closer inspection were made of painted concrete. As I peered inside one of the buildings, it was obvious that the thatch roof was for show, as the concrete building didn't have an opening at the top.
The inhabitants were hardly any better. A mixture of holograms, animatronics, and cardboard cutouts, the ones that moved did so predictably and mechanically, and none of them even made a plausible facsimile of humanity. I recognized every one of the "people" in the hamlet, down to their names. It wasn't my first time in this town, and I felt like there was good chance it wouldn't be my last.
"Welcome traveler! Feel free to enjoy our quaint little town, and sample our hospitality, but be careful of the monster that lives in the mountains!" said Jeremy, the cardboard cutout standing outside the front of the hamlet said. He wore a suit of armor that seemed asynchronous with the impoverished vibe of the place he was guarding, but since he was made of cardboard I doubted it would alter his combat efficacy at all.
I didn't bother responding to Jeremy, since he would just repeat one of three lines that I already knew by heart. Instead, I headed down to the market in the center of town. The first stall was the fish merchant. He only sold salmon, cod, tuna, and herring, despite the fact that none of those fish could possibly live in the tiny fishing hole next to the hamlet and there was no ocean anywhere in the entire region. Also, the fish he sold came in cans, which seemed like a bit more of a red flag in hindsight.
"Howdy, stranger! Come check out my catch of the day! And don't forget, if you catch anything interesting, bring it here and I'll prep it up for ya!" The animatronic fishmonger said. His name was Finley, but I only knew that because of the nametag on his shirt, none of his lines involved giving that information.
I looked out at the fishing hole outside of town. I knew from experience that the pool of liquid was not water, but a highly corrosive acid that had been dyed blue, and would kill a person if they fell in. The fish-shaped bath toys floating on and just under the surface were corroded from the chemical, and were far slipperier than they had any right to be. Suffice to say I would not be partaking in the fishing minigame this time around.
Instead of engaging with the merchant, I followed the mechanical track he was mounted on back to the hut that was designated as his house, and walked inside. I remembered stowing something here... yes, there it was, a jar of gunpowder. It had been a pain in the backside to make, given that almost everything in this place seemed to be made of plastic and metal, and most things seemed to reset whenever I... "respawned", so I was glad to see it was still there.
My plan was going to be risky, so I needed to get it exactly right, and I needed to make sure I knew that it had been done, so I quickly went to the house that had my name on it. Well, the name of the character I was meant to represent, nobody in this region called me by my actual name. A hologram of a woman stood in the entry hall.
"Good morning Donnie! Won't you lie down and tell your dear mother all about your adventure?" she asked. Dolores was obviously not my real mother, but she did sort of "anchor" my memories, so it was good to visit her every so often. I lay down on the couch next to the hologram, which shifted to the sitting position. There were no in-between frames, so Dolores just seemed to snap into being seated, but I was familiar enough with that by now.
I felt a hum under my back, then got back up and headed for the door.
"Have fun on your adventure, sweetie!" Dolores said as I left.
Before leaving the hamlet, I walked back over to Jeremy, and tore the halberd off him, along with a segment of his arm (it was all part of the same piece, I couldn't really detach it without doing that). Then I strolled over to the inn, where the only fireplace in the region was roaring. I lit the tip of the cardboard halberd on fire and began jogging out of town and down the road.
I passed the valley of trials without trouble, having finished the area several times previous lives. The forest of wonders was no more problematic, though it did take a bit of time just due to the confusing layout. Getting past the monster cavern was slightly trickier due to carrying a lit torch, but I'd died enough times to know how to get through without trouble. Hell, none of the holographic monsters or mechanical boobytraps even went off this time.
Finally, I reached the segment I was looking for. A segment of actual solid stone wall among all the artificial material in the region. Knocking on the wall with my knuckles, I tracked down the spot I needed, a metal plate with open space behind it that had been decorated to look like the rest of the wall. I carefully sprinkled some black powder on the ground around the base of the metal plate and dumped out the jar on one side of it, then stepped back and tossed the burning halberd at the pile of explosive dust and ducked behind a rock as it went off.
As I had hoped, the metal plate was actually a metal door, and had been knocked off its hinges by the blast. I quickly ran up and pried it the rest of the way open, then sprinted into the tiled halls behind it. There was a room labelled "maintenance" just past the door, full of animatronic parts and cardboard cutouts. Some of them were in good repair, some were damaged (often in familiar ways, since I was probably the one that damaged them). I simply passed through the room and passed into a different hallway.
I ran into a young man wearing a lab coat as I ran down the hall. His name was Paul, but he had been an intern last I'd seen him and he now seemed to be a full-fledged employee. A look of recognition struck his face when he saw me.
"Dr. Corbin? Where on earth have you been?" he asked.
"Let's just say that we may need to take that whole 'clone adventure theme park' idea back to the drawing board," I said. "And if I ever see that rat-fink Franklin again, I'm going to wring his skinny neck."
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