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2023.06.03 20:06 Sure_Refrigerator930 I think someone should contact SOSA the undercover underage group
I’ve been following Leslie for a while, it disgusts me that she is actively trying to message and get with minors. I really wonder why no one has tried to gather all the evidence of her doing it and sending it in. If she has family that’s in law enforcement I would go to the higher ups and get them fired and investigated for covering for her Oompa Loompa looking ass…. Idk why it just bothers me so damn much🙄🙄 if she’s doing it publicly who knows what she’s doing to these minors secretly🤦🏻♀️
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2023.06.03 20:05 RZR_nEo Does anyone know mods for plant Sims to have normal Sims lifespans?
I’ve been wanting to play in Riverblossom Hills for a while, but never got to because I don’t like that plant Sims can only be toddler-adult-elder, so I never play with the Greenman family, which stops me to play this neighborhood because I want to play with all the families.
Does anyone know a mod that allows plant sims to have the same lifespan of a normal sim, please?
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2023.06.03 20:05 ThatTallGuy21 ICE user with certain concerns I don't see being mentioned about the current state of EVs that has me dragging my feet
Full disclosure: I don't own an EV. I just need some help smoothing over some issues I keep bouncing around in my head.
Up in the Northeast US, our summers can get pretty hot (90+F) with very cold winters (below 10F). Last winter for example, there was a stretch of days where the windchill was -40F. From what Ive read, not ideal conditions for an EVs runtime.
Due to these conditions I've read an EV will operate at 80% of it's ideal conditions. So for example, a 250mi capable battery now only gives me 200 miles.
In the Northeastern US, my concern is that there will be more times where I'm not getting the full mileage a large chunk of the year (~6 months). Current EVs already get less mileage on a fill up than ICE counterparts so this feels more inconvenient. In my mind, it feels like for EVs be successful they need to have longer range batteries just to account for places with less than ideal environmental conditions. Not necessarily so I can drive longer distances without a fill up. What am I missing here?
Which brings me to my next point. My family typically owns cars for 12-15 years. Well beyond the period of making payments on the cars. If I'm getting only 200 miles due to poor conditions, what would the battery degradation be like 12+ years from now? In my example, at an already theoretical shorter 200mi, would I expect to only have 150mi on a battery in less than ideal conditions 12 years from now?
On a somewhat separate note, are there concerns or assurances that Tesla will still support the software for the displays used to run EVERYTHING in the model 3 or Y 15 years from now? Feels risky to me that the car software 12 years from now will be very slow (like any other PC) when performing important tasks, thus taking user eyes off the road longer.
Could use some EV owners perspective on the above.
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2023.06.03 20:05 danmoorhouse Lawlessness in 15th century Derbyshire
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On the 1st January 1434 90 men under Thomas Foljambe attacked their rivals, the Longfords in Chesterfield. Parish Church.
Henry Longford + William Bradshaw were killed & Sir Henry Pierrepont was maimed as detailed in an oyer and terminer commission of March 1434 issued to the duke of Bedford, Humphrey Stafford duke of Buckingham, William de la Pole Earl of Suffolk and two judges
The parish churches were frequently the scene of open conflict in the 15th century where the pulpit could be used to whip up support!
In 1434 alone there were 200 juries assembled to try to deal with the Foljambe-Pierrepont / Longford dispute. Pierrepont is known to have sat on at least one and others were definitely pro Foljambe. The original source of the quarrel is largely obscure but may have been an attempt by one Richard Brown g Replan to get Thomas Foljambe acquitted g felony by 'trickery' and it appears that Foljambe had the key support of the Vernons. It also became apparent that Foljambe had prevented Pierrepont from collecting profits from Chesterfield Fair which was licensed to him by Joan Holland, Countess of Kent. Foljambe was also accused of illegally issuing 21 liveries - the most ever recorded in a session - highlighting the wider political sympathies as his co-accused included Sir Ralph Cromwell, Henry, Lord Grey & Joan Beauchamp, Lady Bergavenny.
The largest skirmish reported was in 1454 when 1,000 men attacked Walter Blount at Elvaston including Longfords and Vernons, now apparently working together!
Such large numbers of gentry were involved that it was almost impossible to recruit a jury at all. Richard, duke g York, John, Earl of Shrewsbury and 2 judges eventually heard the case at Derby in July 1454 and continued in September 1454 and at Chesterfield in March 145S, still without enough jurors to try the key figures. Despite the undoubted truth of Blount's case, the family were almost completely isolated and Vernon and Longford refused to attend the sessions. It is probably that greater forces were at work: Humphrey Stafford duke of Buckingham may well have encouraged the attack on Blount who was a retainer of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, Buckingham and Warwick being rivals in Warwickshire and although Buckingham had supported York's protectorate, he was a staunch supporter of Henry VI and Somerset. Buckingham retained Vernon after the first session and Vernon responded by bringing men from across the Peak to join the fray. Buckingham was clearly lining up against Warwick's man, showing that it was not only in the north that local rivalries and national politics were intertwined.
The Derbyshire Gentry in the Fifteenth Century
Susan M. Wright
Derbyshire Record Society Volume VIII, 1983
Image: Garter stall plate of Walter Blount, 1st Baron Mountjoy (c.1416-1474), KG. St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Image published in: Hope, W. H. St. John, The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter 1348 – 1485
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2023.06.03 20:04 ThrowRA-nameless2650 I (24F) need clarity on my relationship with my (38M) boyfriend. Should I be more patient and wait this out and continue to work on myself. Am I the problem?
My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 years and we just had a baby 6 months ago. I have a 5 year old with my ex who isn’t involved (I have sole custody and we haven’t seen him in a few years) Back story, when I started dating my boyfriend I told him some very personal trauma that I had never told anyone before about my step parent. I told him this because the more we hung out and the closer we got the secret just kept eating at me more and more which never has happened. I was sexually assaulted my freshman year by my step parent. Since telling my boyfriend he first was supportive but did make it very clear that if him and I ever had children they would not be allowed anywhere near my step dad. I did find it a little strange that that happened to be his initial response to that before saying anything else but also understood where he was coming from. I had already had my now 5 year old daughter and she had been around my stepdad many times because I pretty much pretended my whole life that the assault never happened but after telling my boyfriend this secret and hearing his response about our future kids not being allowed near him it made it extremely difficult to have my 5 year old around my parents anymore because it made me feel like a bad mother. After about a year of dating my boyfriend I finally told my mother about the sexual assault and she and the rest of my family disowned me. My whole life I’ve lived in a very rural area and I have never been used to a kind of city life but agreed to move in with my boyfriend who lives in one of the largest city’s in our state. This has been a huge adjustment for me but also is about an hour away from all of my friends and family. Fast forward to being pregnant with our bow 6 month old I noticed my boyfriends mood and attitude shifting but he always told me it was my hormones and would tell me I’m too dramatic, too emotional and make a big deal out of everything and part of me really believed him but also he had told me my moods were unpredictable because of my situation with me and my mom not speaking anymore and again I believed him. I tried explaining to him that this was probably the lowest point in my life and that I have a lot on my plate but it seemed like everytime I’d try to explain my feelings I’d be expected just to get over it and forget about it. I’ve felt like I haven’t gotten any support through this very difficult time. Fast forward again to having our daughter, my boyfriend was the only one in the room when our daughter was born which I was absolutely fine with but also a bit sad that my mother wasn’t there. I told my boyfriend before the baby was here that I didn’t want a lot of visitors once we got home and that I wanted time to settle and enjoy the first few weeks with our daughter and also enjoy the time while he’s off work at the least. He verbally agreed to this but every day since we had our daughter someone has came by to see her and his parents would drop by without even giving a heads up and I got no rest the first few weeks with her but also felt like I missed out on some of our special family bonding time. I tried expressing my feelings to him but it seemed to only anger him. Now currently I still regularly try to express my feelings when I’m upset whether it be about being tired from being up with the baby, taking care of my first born, missing my family or just feeling hurt by some of the things he says to me it seems like no matter how I approach him about these things he name calls me dramatic, crazy, sensitive, delusional or tells me it’s my problem. It’s been and extremely difficult year and a half and my boyfriend used to be so empathetic and supportive but I feel like I’ve completely lost that side of him now and I’m confused on if it’s me if because of my trauma I really am being too much at times or if he should be more supportive? I’ve broken up with him a couple of times since having our daughter but we’re always back together like 1 or 2 days after I try to have my space but each time we’ve gotten back together we go right back to square one. What should I do? Also I am currently doing weekly therapy and have been pushing myself to spend time with friends more so I dont get stuck in a depressive state and so I can work through my trauma. What should I do? Should I be patient and run this through it’s course or should I move on and take this time to work on myself?
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2023.06.03 20:04 cvm_lord Did my cousin molest me?
Ok so I (at the time) was like 7-8. My cousin (at the time) was like 9 taught me about things like s3x, p0rn, etc. When I was 7. Randomly one night he asked if he could 'stick it in me one time' and it didn't help that I was wearing a nightgown. I kept saying no but he kept asking. Thankfully he didn't do anything further, but he would keep asking. That's not the worst part tho. When I was 6 (I didn't know about this stuff yet. We were at camp and shared a room because it had 2 beds. It was late at night and we were both awake. (At this point it gets a little uncomfortable so heads up) and he asks me to suck on his nipples. Because I was a 6 year old who didn't know any better, I did it. But then he did it to me a few times.. I was uncomfortable with it but thought it was normal cuz yk. I was 6. I don't know if this is sexual assault or hewas molesting me or what. I've never opened up about this to anyone. Not my friends, family, or even oneof the 4 therapists I've had. I just need advice on it. I'm 14 now and he has stopped doing/asking anything like this all together and when i ask why he did it he says he never sone anything like that to me. Can I have some clarification on what he did to me?
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2023.06.03 20:04 mercuryisalwaysretro Unsolicited Advice from a Potential Client
I’m the VP of Marketing and Communications for a non-profit that specializes in a niche area of public policy. I am not kidding you, I get at least 30 cold emails a week from copywriters looking for work. I’m not sure if this is a function of so many “get rich quick” copywriting courses or what, but it’s getting a little ridiculous.
Because a big part of my professional career has been spent on persuasive messaging across multiple industries, I’ve lurked on this sub periodically over the years. I know most of you are passionate about what you do and don’t follow whatever internet guru advice is selling you without a second thought.
But for those of you who are just starting out and are cold emailing on the advice of one of these courses, I would like to offer some advice from the perspective of a potential client. Because, frankly, you are wasting your time with your current tactics.
I’m sure that many people have given this advice, but I thought it would be helpful to hear it from a client directly:
1. ACTUALLY research the business and its needs.
My organization doesn’t have “clients” in the traditional sense. It’s very clear we’re not selling anything if you had bothered to look at our website for 3.5 seconds. So, when I get an email telling me I’m “leaking” clients or missing out on sales, it automatically goes to the spam folder.
I understand that cold emailing is a numbers game, but the potential client can see when you’re playing that game with little care for the actual needs of the businesses and organizations you’re reaching out to.
Simply put, it’s clear a lot of you are half-assing your prospect research.
If you’re writing an email template that contains things like: [INSERT COMPLIMENT HERE], or [HIGHLIGHT SPECIFIC ISSUE HERE], and only looking for the information to fill in the blanks, you’re probably not doing enough research.
In my case, we work on a very niche policy area. Nearly everyone new who works with us will have to educate themselves on the issue. At a baseline, show me understand the larger problem we’re actually trying to address not the content problem you *think* we *might* have.
Beyond that, know what core things your target industry needs. If you’re targeting my organization, you should know non-profits primarily need three things to varying degrees: donors, manpower, and stakeholder engagement. If you’re targeting non-profits, and you don’t know that, you aren’t ready to pitch non-profit clients.
If you understand those basic needs, tell me how you can help with those things. Concretely.
For example, if you researched our org more thoroughly (and by that, I mean looking at our “about us” page on our website), you would see that we’re a team of less than 10. Despite our small size, we produce at least five 100+ page research reports with dedicated landing pages and supplementary content, hundreds of standalone articles, several targeted newsletters and an array of fundraising and media materials in a given year.
That means, as the head of comms, my problem isn’t that my team doesn’t know what they’re doing when it comes to copy. My team has more work than we can handle.
My biggest need is someone who can help alleviate some of my team’s workload. No one has mentioned that. Instead, I’m told our SEO or site traffic is bad. (It’s not, and I promise you that you don’t have actual data that can support that).
The problem you are proposing to solve doesn’t have to be the client’s current messaging, tactics, or content. And even if it is, it’s not necessarily always a productive place to start.
And this is also a great example of where your approach is leading you to miss out on a big opportunity! I have an extremely competent team who can give clear direction on deliverables. I just need more help but don’t have a budget to hire a permanent employee. If you’re starting out, that's a pretty good environment for building your portfolio and upskilling.
2. Research the PERSON you’re reaching out to.
A little of this may be my ego talking, but you need to research the person you are reaching out to. A quick look at my LinkedIn would tell you that I’ve been working in marketing and communications for nearly 15 years and specialize in persuasive messaging. While I work at a small non-profit now, the for-profit companies and public figures I’ve worked for throughout my career are likely the ones you want to be writing for.
So approaching me with a “bet you didn’t know…” pitch about some very common copywriting or messaging tactic, while claiming you are an “expert,” would be offensive if I didn’t know 100 other people got the same exact email from you.
It also means that you shouldn’t be copywriting your pitch/inquiry to me. I can see exactly what you are trying to do and, frankly, a lot of you aren’t doing it well.
I’m certain that there are some potential clients respond to that approach and there’s no shame in going after them. Money is money. But they probably aren’t the clients that will help you build a long-term career.
Let me be clear, I don’t need or want you to kiss my ass. I would just much rather receive an earnest, human email saying that you would love to support our organization’s mission and you think you can make my team’s lives easier. Hell, tell me you’re looking to build your portfolio and would love to get more experience with the range of content we work on.
In short, start a genuine conversation.
I love finding trustworthy, talented people and I’m always happy to make referrals. My friends and colleagues refer great freelancers to each other constantly. When you fail to change your approach based on the person you are pitching, you are not just throwing away potential work. You are throwing away valuable relationship-building and networking opportunities that could get you out of the cycle of needing to cold email to sustain your business.
3. For the love of god, just send me your portfolio link.
I’ve noticed that a lot of people emailing me these days think they should hold back a link to their website or portfolio to force a reply from the client.
Your work should speak for itself. If you’re trying to play games to get me to reply, I promise you I won’t. And very few people in my position would.
This goes back to the idea that you shouldn’t be copywriting your pitches to high-knowledge potential clients.
All this says to me is you 1) are not confident in your work, 2) are using predatory marketing tactics that aren't aligned with how I prefer to do business, and 3) can’t read a room.
It’s giving used car salesman, if we’re being honest. I don’t want to be “sold” on your service. I want to be convinced of your reliability, skill set, and ability to collaborate productively.
Like I said, none of this is new or revolutionary advice and much of it is solely based on my personal experience. But based on what’s in my email daily and what I see from newbies on here, there’s clearly a lot of formulaic and bad advice circulating.
I'll be honest, I don't love cold emailing as an approach to finding clients and think you are better off building relationships through working in-house, finding some initial clients on sites like Upwork/fiverr, or applying to short-term contract roles on job boards. But it's rough out there and I know establishing an income stream quickly is important, especially in these rough economic times.
So if you are going to do it, do it with intention. Lots of us are looking for talented folks, don't take yourself out of consideration before you even hit send on that email.
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2023.06.03 20:04 MusashiHUmar NAD! Supro Delta King 12
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Been dealing with some stressful life stuff lately. Won't bore you with the details, but on a whim, I decided to treat myself. I have been wanting a Supro Delta King 12 for a long while now, having tried it out many a time at the guitar store. They seem to go relatively fast though, and I never quite had the cash. Yesterday however, I found one used at the store near me and decided to say, "Why the hell not?" and buy it. Fantastic little amp. Great of course for cleaner edge of breakup blues stuff, but when overdriven and boosted with its onboard boost switch while playing with a rhythm pickup, you get this AMAZING muddy fuzzy crunch. That might not be everybody's cup of tea, but if you like garage rock, psychedelic stuff, doom metal, or any number of other genres where that kind of gnarly sound lends itself well, I think you will enjoy it. submitted by MusashiHUmar to guitars [link] [comments]
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2023.06.03 20:04 garybpt A bit more Discord UX done today, making the community safer
I decided to extend my coding hiatus for one more day and work on some safeguarding for our eventual Discord community.
Following a number of YouTube tutorials I've implemented:
- Beemo - My saving grace for preventing raid and nuke attempts on my server.
- Wick - There to support Beemo with anti-raid and anti-nuke, but Wick will also support with various other auto-mod functions like anti-spam, account verification, and user permissions.
- Ticket Tool - A seamless ticketing tool for members to flag issues and rule breakers to community moderators. I've tested this and I'm really impressed with the functionality.
- Arcane - This bot will automatically level up members as they generate experience points through their engagement with the wider community. Whilst the proposition has a strong focus on AI support, I want there to be a lively community amongst members, too, so experience points are only generated through community-based interaction.
The community space should now be safe from those that want to do harm, and I think Arcane will give a nice push for engagement amongst community members. At the same time, I've upgraded the server to a Community Server so I can now run online events for members. Pretty cool. I have a load of ideas for it and I'm looking forward to testing this in the coming days.
My goal for this project eventually is to have a side business outside of my day-to-day work. I'm not too bothered about people paying for general community membership in general because, whilst it's small, Discord doesn't cost me (other than time) to run. However, the OpenAI API does, so this would need to be a paid upgrade.
I've been playing around with Midjourney, another service that uses Discord, and I'm really interested in how they've implemented their payment system. I'm not 100% sure how they've managed to do it but I'm going to try and find out.
If anyone has any ideas then I'd love to grab a virtual brew.
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2023.06.03 20:04 Stunning_You4221 Banks calling for no reason and disturbing my sleep
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2023.06.03 20:04 HighwayMother7362 What is the AuPair process like?China
So I've been contacted by a family in China (I am from US) who want to hire me as their au pair. I found them WITHOUT an agency (aupair.com
), and this is my first time aupairing so I dont really know where to start. It'd be great if someone could comment the steps i should take prior to arriving.
EX. When do I sign a contract? Where would I find it? Is the schedule/rules included in it? When should I get the visa? Things like that would be reeeeeeally helpful, thanks!
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2023.06.03 20:04 Aware_Machine_9838 (Selling) List of 4K and HD movies, TV Shows, Marvel, Disney
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2023.06.03 20:04 turtlesnkits My boss continued to serve guests for an hour after our water was turned off
So I reside in Indiana. I am leaving this company but I feel disgusted with the amount of shit that goes on in this company.
So our main water line broke yesterday/last night. They fixed it. But I guess because of the pressure it broke another line and water was spewing out by our register and my boss still had me serve guests like normal.
Well the water kept spewing out, and roughly around 12, he turned the water off to the entire building while guests continued to come through the line. He still had me serve them.
Nearly 1:12 the water was turned back on, and all is well. But I feel majority uncomfortable with this company now, and it seems like they had zero regard for the guests coming in.
I’m very new to the workforce, and I’m unsure if that broke any laws. Since the water was turned off in the entire building, employees and guests alike couldn’t use the bathroom. Now it wasn’t detrimental, it was only for an hour. But isn’t that illegal?
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2023.06.03 20:03 Mission-Raccoon9432 Character Study: The Full Truth about Gorou Amamiya or Aqua Hoshino feat. DVD, 15-Year Lie Movie, the Culprit . PART V
Welcome to PART V of our indepth Gorou Amamiya slash Aqua Hoshino character study slash theory slash plot preditction slash literally my obsession :) To start off we'll quickly recap the content of the last 4 parts. If you are new here I highly suggest to read into PART I's introduction as it tells you everything we want to archive with this study series.
We are already at the end of this journy, as we can - now after 4 parts of meaningful and important build up - finally look at Aqua's current actions in an entirely new challenging perspective. It is still my conviction that if we don't appreciate Aqua's struggle on it's full scale we won't fully grasp the Cathasis that follows his tragedy, which - under the impression that Aka is cooking some really good stuff - would be a real shame. Aqua is the most active plot-shaping protagonist, understanding the depthness of his actions is almost identical to understand the actual plot itself. For that matter as expressed in PART I I hope this series might enhance some people's future chapter reading experience and transform hostility towards Aqua into tragic compassion.
- Who is Gorou Amamiya?
- Why is he obsessed over the Idol Ai Hoshino?
- Gorou's longing for love
- Gorou's suppressed trauma passed down to Aqua
- Why doesn't he warn her about the culprit?
- What's the difference between his and Ruby's relation to Ai?
- What exactly is the meaning of Ai's death to Gorou?
- Is he really guilty?
PART III - Intermezzo -
- Why does he feel guilty?
- The guilt-complex actually a trauma of Gorou?
- Why is Gorou not guilty?
- Gorou's mother vs. Ai
- Gorou's Grandfather and his influence on Gorou's trauma
- Aqua's delusion as consequence of Gorou's guilt-complex
- The Crow Girl as a therapist and guide
- Self-realization vs. indoctrination
- Exploration of symbols and meanings at the beginning of the story
- The Sanatorium and the Cure for Entertainment and the Heroe's Journey
- A sick and poisened entertainment industry
- What is the connection between Gorou, Sarina and Ai on that symbolic level?
- Who is the main antagonist to the Goddess of Entertainment?
- Ai's transformation from Venus to Maria
- Ai's love, Ai's legacy and Ai's wish
- Ai's wish in full detail
- Ai's and Gotanda's vision
- Ruby's future as an Idol Aqua's as an actor
- Aqua's acting skill
- Aqua's "Director's Eye" genius
- What is Aqua's fundamental misunderstanding?
We will analyze his manipulations beginning from C95 until C119 as an ongoing efford to prepare his role as the movie's culprit. Everything Aqua does serves this end. It's what I called in last episode his "Director's Eye" that sets the stage to force a certain outcome with this movie which will let Hikaru Kamiki suffer and at the same time destroy Aqua too. In this regard the last episode's analysis of his TV-Series role in "I'll want it sweet today" turns out to almost be a blueprint for what is actually happening right now: Aqua generates content, directs the emotions and feeling of all actors who take part in the movie to get them as complice to the story Aqua himself wants to tell as possible. He envisioned "intent that can't be put into words" yes, Aqua's intent, since we found out with undeniable certainty that his story does not reflect Ai's true wish at all. Although he things it does and by that enters a path of disaster.
In this essay we also kinda come back to our roots and core strength of this study overall: Psychology,
a bit of ethics and philosohpy.
HIS NAME IS *
After a rather boring and stagnate interum period for Aqua during which he thought his revenge is over he gets redpilled by Ichigo. As it turns out his story is chronologically impossible
. Ai's murderer is still alive. After his awakening in the rain we essentially have a significant timeskip until Akane's red carpet event. During this timeskip Aqua installed a GPS tracker on her.
As you recall in their little showdown in which Aqua told her to back the f up he told her that he wired her sometime after his love for her ended. When he learned how ridiculousness his blind believe in Taiki's story was, he understood that a sharp mind like Akane for sure wasn't fooled at all. She knew about the fundamental flaw in Aqua's belief but wouldn't tell him for selfish reasons: Out of protection as she puts it and out of desire for Aqua to stabilize so he can focus on her instead of his revenge. Aqua felt betrayed and manipulated.
However he concludes that in the improbable case in which she finds something out she would probably go about it behind his back. To keep track with her he installed the device. It wasn't expected to be fruitful but the chance was still there. And since I don't believe that the events just all followed one after another - this would be too much of weird coincidences - I proposed that there was a significant timeskip between him installing the tracker on her and Akane's first contact with Hikaru's white roses.
Since this whole deal between Aqua and Akane had led to some confusion in the community I just wanted to give my personal take on how it went down the most coherent and logical way and therefore explain in advance how - in contrast to what will follow - this incident was not directly planned but just anticipated or hoped for by Aqua. However in the next paragraphs we will look into his personal involvement as prep for the movie.
Additionally the separation from Akane is important to highlight his conviction. This is the first time we see his awakened two black starry eyes, so this scene serves as a warning signal: Shit is about to go down. "I can't go back anymore. I have no choice but to take this road" - it's basically the premonition that from now on there are absoluty no more compromises in terms of his own destruction. Well, we will later see how the helping and selfless ambivalence of Gorou's soul will have a saying in that too.
But what can we overall expect? Is there anything to grasp?Well, yes! Lets look at Ruby for that matter. Maybe her arc during Aqua's hiatus literally served to insert the capability of a double starry black eyes. We've learned how ruthless Ruby was with Her unprecendented fast rise as both an idol but also as the main driving force in that cosplay-scandal to sneak to the top had the function to educate us that people with those eyes are highly creative and effective in such dirty games.
Under this light it becomes tangible to which extent Aqua is capable to plot. Aqua - a guy whose intellect, dead serious conviction and amount of information versus Ruby's is unquestionable superior.
THE GREAT PLAN
"The curtain for the final scene has already risen. I can't go back now that ...the Article about Ai was been published" (Aqua to Ichigo after Ai's secret got exposed)
We have to look at the plot backwards because what we as the reader might know right now as of C119 was essentially known to Aqua himself right from the start, since he is 15 years old.... Thus the information gap that we had back then when for the first time experiencing the Chapters after his awakening are highly deceptive while at the same time when we reflect them with the knowledge we have now they are incredibly coherent and any commentary Aqua does follows a tight schedule of his great plan and makes perfect sense.
Now of course we have to talk about Aqua's DVD
. We know that Aqua received it by age 15 and it probably contains in one way or another following infos:
- Aqua receives this DVD in case Ai doesnt live anymore
- She worked on a documentary with Gotanda. Gotanda holds video files in his possesion that reveal her backstory and true self and while this real self is in total opposition to her public perception (and the perception her children share for that matter too) she wants it to be made public when they turn 15 - essentially when they are old enough to handle the truth -> "15-Year Lie"
- In the case something happened to her and the documentary wasn't released she wants them to release it / release it in form of a movie perhaps.
I believe that the documentary/movie is content of Aqua's DVD because Gontanda used it in his dialog with Ruby as a sufficient reason that Aqua is not to blame but ultimately also not Gotanda for that matter. Essentially the DVD had to cover her wish to release the files too and not just the secret about her kids otherwise Ruby woud literally flip out about their plans to make a movie. He in fact was actually suprised that Ruby is not involved yet. Heckin' siscon!
Essentially with Aqua's DVD Ai passed down her legacy to Aqua. He is from there on entitled to speak with Gotanda about that, as he is aware of his involvement with Ai to produce such documentary. I can't say if he watched those recordings or read the script behind Gotanda's back while working at his place but at least he definitely knew these exist and that Gotanda promised her to propose a movie if her secret about her kids gets exposed. However Aqua had no intention to progress this yet. When he turned 15 he was already for 10 years working out his own plans regarding his biological father. So when he got that DVD he already was preoccupied by both his trauma and the legitimation of following through his own plan. He postponed her wish
to release her truth until he got his father's identity figured out.
The fact that he ignored the content of his DVD during his "hiatus" when he thought his father is dead goes to show how self absorbed he is about this whole thing. But at the same time this is absolutely coherent with the underlaying psyche that predispostions Aqua's mind and was inherited from Gorou, because the core misunderstanding that evolves around her death scene is that Gorou - instead of realizing the truthfull reenactment of his mother's unconditonal love - found himself guilty of his mother's death when she gave birth to him and thus perceived the reenacted wonder as a violent reenacted curse, instead self-realiztation and salvation from his guilt-complex, he perceived the "final scene" as a reason to trigger the most self-destructing form of his trauma.
There is actually also a common theme here and that's his inability at some point to stay chronolically coherent
inside his deluted belief system. We witnessed it for the first time after his mental abusement through the Tokyo Blade stage play where his exhausted mind after a month of hardship was released by that far too easy to refute proclamation of his father's death. At this point he was mentally so drained that he accepted this story - he accepted it because it fitted his own state of mind at that time the best.
Now in regard to Ai's wish its a similar phenomenom overall. Because in the deduction of her true wish or "intetion of the author" (which we figured out in the last PART should actually be Aqua's core strength hence the "Director's Eye") Aqua should have to take the murder itself out of the equation of analysis. Ai didn't anticipated to die in that way and most directly in her last words she did'nt anticipate for Aqua to die through his revenge plot. The message and legacy she passed down on the DVD before
she died and the spirit that drove her to record that documentary with Gotanda before
she died reflect her true wish in her last intimate words towards her kids when
she died. But Aqua's deluted absorbtion by revenge on himself through his guilt-complex sets her murder as the fundamental premise to deduce her true wish, while her true wish was formulated without even thinking about her murder as some token of it. Aqua's understanding of her true wish is in this sense again chronologically impossible to be true, because it again fitted his own state of mind at this time.
When Ai's secret was exposed however Aqua immediately contacted Gotanda and showed him the content of his DVD. This also explains why Gontanda could mention the DVD in front of Ruby. Aqua basically came on "fai" terms with Gontanda, explained to him that he knows the whole time etc. With that Aqua maneuvered himself into the script writing, which is basically his intention overall. His "Director's Eye" kicks here in. Since he thinks only he understands Ai's true wish he has to rework Gontanda's script as fits his own vision. I think the fact that he was actually present at the real "final scene
" when the culprit killed Ai gave him leverage to persuade Gotanda to turn the movie into an actual tragedy and not a documentary. In fact it was Aqua who includes the final scene and probably argues that this final scene is literally the essential content to fulfill Ai's wish. So again we see his delution as mentioned the paragraph before. Thus he proposed to rewrite the script and add the final scene, and maybe even a backstory for the culprit. (
maybe even Hikaru's backstory that only Aqua and Akane know about, thus Akane understands Aqua plan? Remember that Akane would casually drop the info during her research that when you know a name of a person you can find out his whole existence. I think this implies that Aqua can figure out his personal info as well and probably did in preperation before even Ai's secret went public. Thus we have to prepare for the fact that Aqua could've written a backstory for the culprit that mirrors Hikaru's backstory. He wants Hikaru to recognize himself in that character maybe. Just some thoughts, there are not essential to our study rightt now )
Gotanda had to take him in. Both as victim of the tragedy but also a his personal friend sort of (I think it's fair to say that Gotanda perceives him as such. They are also of a similar real age actually.)
But as we saw in PART I and PART II Aqua is due to his trauma completely cut off from the realization that he isn't guilty for Ai's death thus he is completely cut off from realizing her true intentions and instead take her death as his own fundamental premise (because of the deluted guilt-complex) for his interpretation. Thus he doesn't feel any incoherency between his path of self-destruction and revenge and Ai's true wish. But it's chronologically impossible to base her wish on that incident. This is purely GOROU's
influence or as we figured out Gorou's grandfather who occupise his schizophrenic traumatized mind
. This the fundamental tension that fuels the literal disaster beyond all expectations we are heading right now!
However Aqua made his point towards Gotanda. Well personally I think this is also the reason why the ending is open. As we know it's yet to decide if Ai forgives or condemn the culprit. I believe key to his strange notion is a unresolved ethical and philosophical debate between Gotanda and Aqua
. They couldn't agree what's true, what's "the better ending". Maybe they even have some sort of competition going since Gontana himself has some sort of a directing eye. He is not some stupid puppy who doesn't know his shit. He actually has an opinion as an artist on that too and I can see how there is a potential conflict between these two looming.
One uncertainty for me in this is to which extent Gotanda knows about Hikaru Kamiki if he knows at all. I think he doesn't and I think Aqua argued for his editorial influence over the script with purely artistic arguments. Thus I for now stay on the believe that they have an artistic and also a philosophical disagreement in the sense that they kinda both agree on the social phenomenom they want to start with the movie but in reality Aqua knows that his version of the plot will lead to something different then Gotanda envisions. Of course Aqua believes that he's in the right.
Having said all of that it is of course just my - i think well argued during a course of this 5 part series - theory that happen to work quite well with the underlaying psychology of Gorou/Aqua and interconnects in great detail with the actual plot content. But everyone has to judge for himself how believable this is.
However I think everything what was said in this chapter "The Big Plan" basically sums iitself up in these two Manga pages during Aqua's proposition to Kaburagi.
- First of all it's symbolic that Aqua is the one proposing. It means this is Aqua's story, how he sees it.
- Secondly the sctipt isn't finished yet. It's probably about the open ending or as I suspect its an ongoing debate between Gotanda and Aqua how to archive the social phenomenom Ai intends ("her true intention as an author")
- Thirdly Aqua expresses here his fundamental misconception by basing the whole plot around her murder and thus evalutes the "behind the scenes" that Ai leaked in her documented talks with Gontanda as part of his understand of his true wish where her murder is the quintessential tragic culminating point and where he personally sees the culprit to be condemned for it.
- Last but not least the last panel where Kaburagi would lowkey express his feeling that he and Gontanda were manipulated. These two pages show entirely what was analyzed and theorized in this essay. He kinda can't believe that this is Ai's intention. He suspect Aqua's corruption. But well, a guy like Kaburagi doesn't obsess about ethics, he collects himself instandtly and getsexcited about the project. Only he can produce it, as he puts zealously.
But the most important and fundamental message in that first panel was that Ai was "killed by a FAN
". And here is what I believe is the philosophical or ethical disagreeement between Aqua and Gotanda:
- If we condemn the culprit the social phenomenom that follows will condemn Idol-Fandom as a whole, maybe even destroy Idol-Culture. Because the culprit as the murderer of the ultimate Idol is the representative of the ultimate Fan, thus the unforgivable guilt he carries is the guilt each and every one of them carries too. Especially if the backstory of Ai portayd her as a deeply troubled girl who finally found happiness as a mother but at the same time - because of these obsessive fans - had to hide her happiness and eventually gets even killed for it. In this story the Otaku is an unbelievably selfish and ignorant monster and has no right to be redemed. Society has to shame him.
- If we forgive the culprit the social phenomenom that follows will initiate self-realization trough compassion inside the Otaku's mind but also help from society to hear their problems and actually be compassioned about their own mental problems. The "Otaku" but also society - so touched by the gesture that a girl with such a awful background still tried to love her fans and even forgives her murderer - will perceive this almost holy miracle inspirationally to love and forgive and heal, uplift entertainment. Instead of obsessive, absurd and self-absorbed entitlements as a consequence of unhealthy parasocial-relationships they accept the forgiveness granted to them and try to do better and literally let go. In this scenario the impetus of both Ai's message and the social phenomenm will be to blame the business practice behind idol culture or entertainment itself.
Well, the difference between Gotanda's and Aqua's position is, that one has a noble cause
in mind and the other is literally the definition of a tragic hero
. His delusion is just some next level shit.
As I stated at the beginning of this chapter we have to look at the plot backwards because what we as the reader might know right now as of C119 was essentially known to Aqua himself right from the start. This method we will pick up again in a following PART VI in which we will take another step back and analyze the whole deal around Ai's family secret exposal.
Yes, yes, we will again argue for a highly unpopular opinion by Aqua fans or a popular opinion by Aqua haters: It was just a scheme initiated by Aqua. Stay tuned for this bit. Did he manipulate Kana or did he not? What clues can we find for it? How is it justifiable? Did he really had a good intent at heart while playing dirty upfront? We will figure that all out....
Thanks for reading!
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2023.06.03 20:03 cvm_lord Did my cousin molest me
Ok so I (at the time) was like 7-8. My cousin (at the time) was like 9 taught me about things like s3x, p0rn, etc. When I was 7. Randomly one night he asked if he could 'stick it in me one time' and it didn't help that I was wearing a nightgown. I kept saying no but he kept asking. Thankfully he didn't do anything further, but he would keep asking. That's not the worst part tho. When I was 6 (I didn't know about this stuff yet. We were at camp and shared a room because it had 2 beds. It was late at night and we were both awake. (At this point it gets a little uncomfortable so heads up) and he asks me to suck on his nipples. Because u was a 6 year old who didn't know any better, I did it. But then he did it to me afew times.. I was uncomfortable with it but thought it was normal cuz yk. I was 6. I don't know if this is sexual assault or hewas molesting me or what. I've never opened up about this to anyone. Not my friends, family, or even oneof the 4 therapists I've had. I just need advice on it. I'm 14 now and he has stopped doing/asking anything like this all together and when i ask why he did it he says he never sone anything like that to me. Can I have some clarification on what he did to me?
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2023.06.03 20:03 badabingbadaboom3 A defense of Haley
Haley gets a lot of hate but honestly every time I watch the show, I’m just deeply saddened for her. So I’d like to present: a defense of Haley.
A common argument I see against her is she knew what she was getting into. I genuinely have no idea why because in season 1, we find out they were high school sweethearts. We also know Hotch was a lawyer first so if they did talk about the future and their goals, it’s very likely he only talked about being a lawyer and nothing to do with the FBI. He misses events with Jack, he forgets things about his life, and he even forgot Jack had an appointment to determine what his medical health issues were.
Taking a look at everyone else on the team:
Gideon: unmarried, damaged relationship with his son
Morgan: largely single, eventually gets into a serious relationship with someone else with a high needs job, and leaves the FBI when a child comes along
Reid: largely single, only serious girlfriend dies
Prentiss: largely single, eventually has a serious relationship with someone from a similar field
Garcia: largely single, only serious relationship is with someone from work
Rossi: largely single, finally marries a fully established older woman with fully grown children.
JJ: JJ is actually the only one that manages to keep a stable and serious relationship and have children but Will also worked in the field so knew exactly what to expect and what he would need to do (become the family man) to make it work.
This is a unit where it’s very clear it’s difficult and near impossible to have stable relationships outside of the job. Despite seeing the consequences of this in Gideon, Hotch kept choosing the unit over his family.
Which takes us to the worst thing Hotch ever did imo. In the episode where the terrorist are trying to bomb the mall where Haley and Jack are taking photos, Morgan asks why he’s not calling Haley to warn her. Hotch replies duty and Morgan has to lowkey shame Hotch into realizing fuck duty, your wife and child are more important. The fact Hotch was willing to risk the life of his wife and child for the job was absolutely horrendous to me and I fully believe that if Haley knew about it, the separation would’ve happened far sooner.
In the episode where she leaves with Jack, he has a way out to a different unit where he would be home every day with no or minimal travel. He could’ve resolved the relationship by taking that path and working it out with her. Instead, he again chooses the job and even takes on the leadership position, completely shutting down any potential of reuniting with Haley and being more present for Jack.
I don’t hate Hotch. I think he was a good boss and a good friend to those he worked with. But he was a shit husband and father and Haley was a saint for putting up with it as long as she did.
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2023.06.03 20:03 Ingifridh Book report: reviewing a 1912 Finnish/Swedish novel about the Titanic
A while ago, I ran into something very interesting in my local library: a 2012 reprint of a Finnish 1912 novel about the sinking of the Titanic, called “Titanicin perikato” (The Destruction of the Titanic) by Esko Waltala – the only Finnish novel ever written about the disaster!
I picked the book up and looked into it, and it turns out it’s actually a Finnish translation/adaptation (or, in modern terms, an instance of blatant plagiarism) of an original Swedish novel called “Dödsfärden” (The Voyage of Death) by Willy Grebst.
The novel claims to be based on survivor accounts and other facts, which is why I thought people on this sub might be interested in reading about it. While it’s not a fully accurate retelling, as you’ll soon find out, I think it’s a fascinating window into the way the story of the Titanic was perceived in the Nordic countries right after the disaster.
The fictional characters and the plot
The original novel focuses on Swedish characters, but the Finnish edition I read has changed the focus to Finland. The story features three main characters: fictional Finnish second-class male passengers Onni Laurila, Toivo Saarela, and Niilo Vieremä.
In a nutshell, these three are the most insufferable Mary-Sues/Gary-Stus I’ve ever encountered in a work of fiction.
They’re all learned young men, going to America to make it big. Vieremä is an engineer, traveling on the Titanic to learn about her machinery, while Laurila and Saarela have both graduated from the University of Helsinki. Their major is not mentioned, but I’m sure it must’ve been languages – seeing how each of them seemingly speaks six or seven of them fluently, allowing them to discuss with a variety of passengers onboard. Engineer Vieremä, then, steps in to play the role of Thomas Andrews: he’s studied the ship so carefully that when disaster strikes, he can accurately assess the damage and inform his friends about the ship being doomed.
Our heroes are remarkably brave, immediately deciding to do what they can for the women and children, stoically observing the sinking, and going into the water with the ship. Obviously, it then turns out all three of them are great swimmers and very resilient to cold temperatures. (I guess whatever free time they had between studying all those languages, they spent ice swimming
in Finnish lakes.) One of them estimates that he is going to survive in the freezing water for at least four hours.
After going into the water, our trio of McGyvers build a raft from two planks of wood, their lifebelts, and some rope that one of them just happens to be carrying in his pocket. In friendly Finnish fashion, they then proceed to beat each other up to stay warm. The beatings work wonders: afterwards, they keep going back to the water like it’s nothing, in an effort to save several women and children. Unfortunately, they all perish before our heroes can get to them. They then pick up some cognac, bread, butter, and milk that’s floating in the water and have themselves a nice little picnic, waiting for the Carpathia to rescue them. And of course, they politely let every single other survivor board the rescue ship before boarding it themselves.
The cast of characters also includes an American family called McDean, traveling in the first class. Saarela falls in love with their daughter Alice, but unfortunately, she is engaged to another first-class passenger – an unpleasant, cowardly Italian prince/charlatan. In a dramatic moment during the sinking, Saarela is pushed into a lifeboat, but he climbs back and offers his seat to the prince instead, thus making a thoroughly unselfish sacrifice for Alice’s happiness. Taking note of this heroic behavior, and learning of her fiancé’s cowardly nature, Alice then ditches the prince on the Carpathia and confesses her love to Saarela instead. They’re married just weeks after the sinking. Jack and Rose who, this is the true love story of the Titanic!
In the finale of the novel, Alice, who’s lost both her parents in the sinking and is the sole heiress to their vast fortune, makes large donations to Laurila and Vieremä. Laurila, who has a fiancée waiting for him in Finland, decides he doesn’t want to make it big in America anymore, goes home, gets married, and starts a bunch of charities to improve his poor home village. The end.
The historical accuracy
So, there’s a lot of made-up stuff in this book, but how about the historical accuracy? Didn’t they claim it’s based on survivor accounts? Well, in short, the historical part of the story is a mixed bag.
The author and the translator of the novel have clearly read a lot of news coverage about the Titanic. They feature many real historical figures and have the basics of the event down, but they also take a lot of artistic liberty whenever it suits their fancy. For example, there are several remarks that show they know that the first and the second class had different dining salons, smoking rooms and such – but even so, the second-class heroes dine in the first class several times, so they can easily gossip about, get to know, and fall in love with the first-class passengers.
The word “unsinkable” is mentioned a lot, and much is made of the 16 watertight compartments. Every single character has been assured that the Titanic cannot sink, some of them by White Star Line representatives and others just by word of mouth. Even so, they’re all borderline obsessed about the possibility of a shipwreck. Several characters have premonitions about the ship sinking. A lengthy passage is dedicated to stories about former maritime accidents involving icebergs, featuring some real ships such as the SS Arizona and the SS Pacific.
When the Titanic finally does hit the iceberg, there are a bunch of inaccuracies and exaggerations, maybe because the authors had read false/sensationalized information, or maybe just to make that part of the story feel more exciting. For example, it’s mentioned that all the lights go out for a while. Panic sets in very soon after the collision. In a disturbing scene, we’re told that crew members with revolvers are holding third-class passengers back, threatening them with immediate death if they dare to move before being given permission. Archibald Butt is shown firing a revolver when chaos breaks out on the boat deck, which encourages several crew members to start firing theirs to bring back order.
Other parts are more accurate to our current understanding of the events, such as the near-collision of the Titanic and the SS New York early in the story, and the affair of lifeboat 13 drifting under lifeboat 15. Interestingly, the ship breaking up in two in its final minutes is mentioned. So is First Officer Murdoch committing suicide, which the narrative voice comments by saying it’s no one’s business to judge him for that decision.
Who’s to blame?
The novel spends quite a lot of time trying to find someone or something to blame for the disaster. It comes to a twofold conclusion: in part, it was J. Bruce Ismay (and capitalism), but in part, it was the Hope Diamond that the fictional McDean family brought onboard.
The way the novel portrays Ismay is interesting. On the one hand, he’s definitely painted as the bad guy, a powerful CEO that even the captain has to obey that’s obsessed with going fast and breaking records. But on the other hand, the narrative voice points out that Ismay is only acting like this because White Star Line shareholders expect it of him – it’s his job to keep them happy, and going faster means more money to them.
Ismay also gets a moment of redemption during the sinking: he is shown helping two maids into a lifeboat. When the women protest, claiming they don’t deserve to be in the boat because they’re “only maids”, Ismay points out that all people are equal in the face of death. The last time Ismay is featured in the story is when the narrative voice reveals he’s in one of the lifeboats, and wonders about the state of his mind. Is he feeling regret, or coming up with excuses for his actions? Surprisingly, the narrative voice doesn’t shame him for entering a lifeboat; instead, in the same chapter, it encourages the reader to refrain from judging the survivors in general for fighting for their lives during the sinking.
Then there is the Hope Diamond nonsense. There’s a full chapter on its backstory, mostly made up of course, with plenty of details about how it’s been causing misfortune for centuries. Then it explains how it ends up onboard, and several characters remark upon its reputation as a cursed item, wondering if it’s going to cause trouble during the voyage. After the ship hits the iceberg, however, the diamond is practically forgotten about, only to be very briefly mentioned again.
In the last chapter of the novel, which is to my knowledge all written by the Finnish translator, the narrative voice has more to say about who’s to blame. First, it blames Ismay for “putting the ice warnings into his pocket without caring about them” (a weird claim to make, seeing how earlier in the story, Captain Smith is shown dealing with the ice warnings), but it also criticizes the British Board of Trade for their outdated lifeboat regulations. This is the only time the fact that there weren’t enough lifeboats is mentioned. The bulkheads only going up to E Deck is not mentioned at all. Instead, the narrative voice suspects that the doors between the watertight compartments likely didn’t close properly, allowing water to flow through.
Some interesting details
- It’s mentioned that there were cows onboard the Titanic, so that the rich passengers could get fresh milk. According to the narrative voice, you can’t have cows on smaller ships because small vessels rock too hard in rough seas. Fair enough, I suppose it would be stressful having to deal with a bunch of seasick cattle.
- Speaking of exaggerated claims, the novel also talks about an onboard greenhouse, filled with thousands of fragrant flowers and palm trees. I suppose the author had heard about the Verandah Café and decided that some potted plants simply didn’t sound impressive enough for his book.
- There is an unnamed Thomas Andrews character (he’s only referred to by titles such as “the chief engineer at Harland & Wolff”) that keeps claiming the ship is unsinkable after it has struck the iceberg, and calls the panicking people cowards.
- The book features the lyrics (both in English and in Swedish/Finnish) and the music notes to Nearer My God to Thee. Feel free to sing along while you read the relevant scene, I guess!
- The Finnish translation/adaptation has several more chapters than the Swedish original. In one of them, the translator praises the Titanic’s engineers, highlighting how their choice to stay in the engine room meant that the lights stayed on and the pumps continued their work all the way through the sinking.
In conclusion, there is quite a lot of accurate information to be found within the novel… but it gets lost between all the romanticized, saccharine nonsense the author and the translator have come up with to fluff the story up. Some of it is so over the top you can’t help laughing out loud.
The novel clearly reflects the attitudes of its time and its author(s) – and oftentimes, those attitudes are not pretty. Willy Grebst, the original Swedish author, had ties to an antisemitic newspaper, so it’s no big surprise that there are antisemitic remarks in the novel. There is also an instance of anti-Irish and anti-Italian sentiment, with people of those ethnic backgrounds portrayed as more cowardly/hysterical than their English and Nordic counterparts.
On the other hand, there are also some parts that feel somewhat progressive for the time: for example, there is a scene where someone has to leave a lifeboat because it’s too full and will sink otherwise, and several women argue that instead of defaulting to a man, all single and childless people regardless of gender should draw lots to decide who should die. (The scene then ends with not one but three American men voluntarily jumping overboard.) Greed and rich people not using their money for charitable ventures is also heavily criticized.
All in all, the novel leaves me wondering how its readers in 1912 felt about it. Did they think that inserting fictional elements into the story of a real, very recent disaster was in bad taste? Or was reading a fictional retelling like this helpful when dealing with the anxiety and sadness the news about the disaster had caused? To my modern-day taste, it’s a silly, tacky story – but a very entertaining one at that, so I’m glad to have come across it.
The original Swedish novel “Dödsfärden” on Litteraturbanken: https://litteraturbanken.se/f%C3%B6rfattare/GrebstWA/titlaD%C3%B6dsf%C3%A4rden/sida/5/faksimil
The Finnish translation/adaptation “Titanicin perikato” on Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/57901/pg57901-images.html
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