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2023.06.03 04:53 reccedog Field notes: Somatic sensations, the inherent emptiness of all things, and the experience of Unformed Consciousness

All the somatic sensations that you've learned to fear - those somatic sensations that trigger to fear and anxiety and creates this negative feedback loop where you feel a somatic sensation and then trigger to want to immediately heal it or distract your self from it
All thes somatic sensations are actually good - it's just that we've been conditioned to think we should 'feel' a different way - and thus we judge our self for feeling them and create this feedback loop of increasing fear and anxiety and judging our Self which we experience as fight or flight
These somatic sensations that we label anxiety and loneliness and fear - are really our longing to return back into Oneness with our Highest Self / God
These sensations are literally the pull - like a magnet - back into Oneness - but we are deeply conditioned and fearful of sitting in Stillness and feeling these sensations and allowing them to dissolve back into convenience
It's when you can just sit with equanimity with these somatic sensations as they arise and fall away - that burns up impurities and the attachments that cause us to be in resistance to Unifying back into Oneness
It's not a matter of sitting there torturing your self - feeling these somatic sensations and being fearful about them - and just feeling them and enduring through the anxiety
It's about changing your whole conscious vantage point of what these sensations represent When they arise - just know that they are Good and change the whole dynamic and and -by not judging these sensations as fearful and anxiety provoking - just allowing them to Be and they will dissolve back into Consciousness - eventually burning up all defilements (conditioned ways we are not in Oneness with our Self as Pure Consciousness) - so that can abide in a state of Sat-Cit-Ananda/Nirvana as Pure Unformed Consciousness
This is very much - the snake and the rope - often referred to in Hindu Traditions - you get up in the middle of the night and you see something coiled in the corner and you think it's a snake and you are fearful and anxious - but then you turn the light on - and instantly you see that it's a rope that's coiled in the corner - not a snake and in that moment all the fear and anxiety of thinking it was a snake dissolves back into consciousness and you are at Peace
This is our relationship with our somatic sensations - we've been conditioned to fear the very energetic force that is trying to pull us back into Oneness - what we fear the most is actually what we are seeking - which is to feel the somatic sensations and not think they are something bad - but instead to be grateful for them and allow them - without resistance - to pull us back into Oneness / Samadhi
It's hard to describe the state of relax and surrender that you are seeking for - let your eyes go out of focus - every 'thing' and every thinking mind thought - is de-void/ empty of meaning - that's really key - any thinking mind thought is just arising - like a figment of the thinking mind in Consciousness - you can just let it go - it is made up of thinking - and you can just let it go without judging it - this is ultimately the relief you are seeking for - when no thinking mine thought can get a foot hold - intuitively you know everything mine thought is empty and devoid of meaning - and so without engaging or judging or thinking about or trying to solve thinking mind thoughts - you just surrender and let them go
What I mean is - consider when you Awaken from a frightening dream - it's not just that you realize that you were dreaming that liberates you from the anxiety of the dream - it's more subtle - it's that you Realize that whatever you were dreaming is de-void and empty of meaning - anything you were thinking in the dream was unimportant - it was a dream - and with that Realization - the anxiety and fear that you were feeling in the dream suddenly dissolves back into Consciousness and you are Liberated from the struggles of the dream character
So any 'thing' that arises in consciousness - any thinking mind thought - even the thinking mind thought that I should stop thinking - or that I can't stop thinking - just Realize that its just like a dream in consciousness - de-void and empty of meaning and with an out breath - just let any thoughts go as soon as the begin to form in consciousness - or when you realize you are thinking - you don't have to think about what you are thinking about - or try to solve it - or heal or - or distract your self from it - just Realize all thinking mind thoughts - all memories - all the ways you think things should or should have been are empty of meaning - they are just passing dreams - the thinking mind is trying to tell a story and connect through time all these separate dreams we are dreaming - when the winning move (the move that leads to abiding peace) is to Realize the inherent emptiness of all the thinking mind thoughts that arisein consciousness and just - on an outbreath - let any thinking mind thought go
It's helpful to Understand that Creation doesn't arise into being over time - I know time is a persistent illusion to thinking mind - trying to connect and tell the story of all these separate dreams - but Creation is created into being in the present moment - this is the nature of quantum physics - there may be a story about how this moment arises into being - but the actual present moment happening now is created into being as a vibration in consciousness that is causing all the quantum particles to arrange themselves in whatever present moment experience you are experiencing right now
And what is arising into being in consciousness is a reflection of the state of being of consciousness
If Consciousness is at peace and unifying into Oneness then the creation arising into being in consciousness is of rapidly increasing spiritual growth as you unify into Oneness with the Peace of your Highest Self as Pure Consciousness
What do I mean by Pure Consciousness? Consider that our eyes see outward - but when we turn our eyes inward and look into our self - all we See is an empty void - an infinite expense. That we cannot see our head - we can look outward and see our hands and our feet and the rest of creation - but when we look inward to see our Self - all we see is an empty void where our head/mind should be
This seems obvious - but it's a really important Realization - when we look outward we see created things - but when we look inward all we see is an infinite expanse of unformed consciousness
And it's not that we cannot see inward - seeing inward is the nature of our third eye - it's just that when we look inward there's nothing to See - except the infinite void of pure Consciousness which is our True Being
This is the 'I Am' that we are seeking for. This empty void that is experiential when we look inward is something that when you consider - is always there - it is the empty void - where it seems our head / mind is - when we look inward we experience an infinite expanse instead of being able to See our head /mind - and to Realize this infinite expanse of pure consciousness is our true nature
We are this infinite expanse of pure consciousness - and this expanse of consciousness is experiencing dream after dream arising into being within ot Self - Now - what you are experiencing is arising into being in that infinite expanse of consciousness right Now - while the thinking mind story of how this Moment arose into being in consciousness is completing - it's just a thinking mind thought- like a dream - empty of all meaning - so just surrender and let it go
Realize your True Nature and turn your Awareness inward - let the two eyes become One and and rest in this state of Pure Consciousness which is behind / prior to the perception of your eyes
I hope this is helpful to some in dissolving attachments to the illusory dream like appearances arising into being in Consciousness - just like waking up from a dream - you suddenly realize that the timebound story you were telling - giving meaning to the dream - is empty and illusory and therefore just let it go - that realization and surrender - you transcend the dream character and abide at Peace
What you will come to find is that you transcend the thinking mind / individual self - all of creation will begin to dissolve into consciousness - let yourself totally relax in the realization that all of the timebound story is without meaning - and that thinking mine thoughts don't need to be figured out or solved - that you can just let them go and dissolve back into Pure Consciousness
Rest Awareness as much as you can inward into the Infinite Expanse where you think your individual self's head/mind is - nothing you need to do - but just realize that your True Nature is the Pure Consciousness in which all of Creation arises into being and that's why you can't See your Self in illusory physical form - because your True Nature is the empty void of nothingness that lies behind the perception of the eyes
Resting Awareness inward into Consciousness - you will transcend - creation will dissolve and you will abide in an experiential state - It's just hard to describe that experience - it's both like and unlike anything ever experienced before - it's always been there but it's been covered up by the conditioned thinking mind that is trying to make sense and give meaning and tell a story about what is arising in creation- so just let yourself relax and realize the somatic sensations you are feeling that you label anxiety and fear are really good sensations that you've been conditioned to fear and just allow them to arise with gratitude and they will very rapidly dissolve and the impurities will be burned up so that consciousness awareness will transcend the individual self and abide in the state of being that is pure consciousness
One of the best descriptions I've seen that describes the experience of pure consciousness is from the Gnostic Gospel 'The Sophia (Wisdom) of Jesus Christ':
The Savior said: "He Who Is is ineffable. No principle knew him, no authority, no subjection, nor any creature from the foundation of the world until now, except he alone, and anyone to whom he wants to make revelation through him who is from First Light. From now on, I am the Great Savior. For he is immortal and eternal. Now he is eternal, having no birth; for everyone who has birth will perish. He is unbegotten, having no beginning; for everyone who has a beginning has an end. Since no one rules over him, he has no name; for whoever has a name is the creation of another. He is unnameable. He has no human form; for whoever has human form is the creation of another. And he has assemblance of his own - not like what you have seen and received, but a strange semblance that surpasses all things and is better than the universe. It looks to every side and sees itself from itself. Since it is infinite, he is ever incomprehensible. He is imperishable and has no likeness (to anything). He is unchanging good. He is faultless. He is eternal. He is blessed. While he is not known, he ever knows himself. He is immeasurable. He is untraceable. He is perfect, having no defect. He is imperishability blessed. He is called 'Father of the Universe.
I hope this is a blessed pointer for some and helps to dispel the illusion of timebound meaning so that all beings may be at Peace
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2023.06.03 04:01 Massive_Level_7127 Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones’ Side Effect and How Do They Work?

Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones’ Side Effect and How Do They Work?
Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are becoming more and more popular among sports enthusiasts. Driven by them, more and more people are interested in this new type of headphones. To help you better understand them, here are some facts about this type of headphones.

  1. Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are new headphones developed using bone conduction technology, which transmits sound through bones;
  2. They do not cover the ears, nor do they need to be inserted into the ears;
  3. They will not damage the ears, they are the healthiest headphones for the ears. Because their sound transmission does not require the use of the eardrum, damage to the eardrum and auditory hair cells is minimal.
  4. Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are not noise-canceling headphones. They don't sound as perfect as traditional noise-canceling headphones. But if you're using them for normal music listening, their sound quality is perfectly fine.
  5. Bone conduction is a mature technology, bone conduction headphone is a new application of this mature technology, and you can use it with confidence;
  6. Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are not headphones with external speakers. It relies on the vibration unit to generate mechanical vibrations, and the sound is transmitted to the inner ear to make people hear the sound.
7. Bluetooth bone conduction headphones generally have better waterproof performance. Their sound generation and sound transmission methods make them not need to reserve holes in the fuselage, and the entire headphone can be integrated.
  1. They will have a slight sound leakage problem. But some better products handle sound leakage better.

What are the side effects of bone conduction headphones?

Many people think that Bluetooth bone conduction headphones have side effects. Some people think that they are harmful to the body because they vibrates the bones to hear the sound which will affect the brain. However, this statement is not accurate. The side effects of bone conduction are very low. The following will clarify the rumors about the side effects of bone conduction one by one.

Side Effects of Bluetooth bone conduction headphones 1: Hearing Damage? rumor!
Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are the most hearing-protective of all headphones. Because the way of bone conduction transmits sound does not need to pass through the eardrum, which can avoid damage to the eardrum. And its vibration waves are very gentle, and the impact on the cochlea is relatively small.
Side effects of Bluetooth bone conduction headphones 2: damage the brain? rumor!
Some people think that the electromagnetic waves of Bluetooth bone conduction headphones will cause damage to the brain nerves. Of course, any electronic product has problems with electromagnetic waves, and strong electromagnetic waves will indeed cause damage to the brain nerves. However, the electromagnetic waves of Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are extremely weak and have the same strength as the electromagnetic waves existing in nature. So it will not cause damage to human brain nerves and hearing nerves.
Side effects of bone conduction earphones 3: Pain after wearing for a long time? Inaccurate!
It is indeed uncomfortable to wear Bluetooth bone conduction headphones for a long time. Long-term wearing here means that the sound unit is attached to the temple and worn for more than 3-4 hours. Usually, there will be no problem wearing it for less than 2 hours. Because even traditional over-ear headphones can be uncomfortable to wear for hours on end.
In addition, some people mentioned that wearing Bluetooth bone conduction headphones for a long time, caused pain in the temples. This situation has a lot to do with the individual's physique - it is the individual's physique that causes trigeminal neuralgia.
Therefore, we can know that the side effects of Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are very low. It is a very healthy headphone.
In addition to being very healthy, Bluetooth bone conduction headphones have many advantages, such as safety, comfort, high waterproof level, etc. These advantages determined by their working principles

How do Bluetooth bone conduction headphones work?

The propagation medium of sound includes solid, liquid, and air. In general, there are two ways for sound waves to enter the inner ear of the human body: air conduction and bone conduction. It then travels to the inner ear via the auditory ossicles. Bone conduction is the vibration of sound waves through the bones of the head such as the skull and jaw, which transmits the sound to the inner ear. It is another very important hearing method besides air transmission. People use this method to manufacture many bone conduction hearing devices.

Traditional headphones mainly transmit sound through the air, while Bluetooth bone conduction headphones use the temporal bone of the head to transmit sound. It transmits sound directly to the auditory nerve in the form of sound waves, instead of passing through the air to the eardrum and then to our auditory nerve.
Currently, bone conduction hearing devices mainly include electromagnetic Bluetooth bone conduction headphones and piezoelectric bone conduction headphones. Electromagnetic Bluetooth bone conduction headphones have better working performance, but they have electromagnetic radiation, which is easy to cause harm to the user's body. Piezoelectric Bluetooth bone conduction headphones use piezoelectric vibrators as sounding components. When people wear it the human body is less affected by electromagnetic radiation which also has the advantages of small size and low power consumption.
If you are interested in them, please do not hesitate to buy them. They are definitely worth buying.Next, I will recommend some excellent bone conduction headphones.

1, Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason:
Wissonly Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are the first brand I started to contact. When they recommended it on the online crowdfunding platform, I noticed it, after saw that many people were recommending, and I bought it. This Hi runner I used for a few months, and the overall performance was better than I expected.
Some Bluetooth bone conduction headphones leak sound, and you know that I take privacy very seriously, so I'm very concerned about anti-sound-leakage technology. Wissonly Hi Runner does a very good job in the field. Its body is sealed, and through structural optimization and algorithm adjustment, its sound leakage is minimized. The official claim they can eliminate 90% of sound leakage. I do not have professional equipment to test, but I have tried and found that at 60%-70% volume, the sound is completely inaudible at a distance of 1.5 meters, which makes me very satisfied. I have actually compared it with other bone conduction headphones, and the Wissonly Hi Runner has currently the best sound leakage reduction solution in bone conduction headphones.
The Wissonly Hi Runner is also particularly comfortable in the wearing experience. Because the material of the whole machine is high-tech hypoallergenic silicone, and it is coupled with the ergonomic design that conforms to the structure of the human ear, so that users will not bring any burden to the ear under long-term wear.
Sound quality as the core performance is undoubtedly worth mentioning. Wissonly Hi Runner uses a large-sized vibration unit, the sound range is wider, the sound is more three-dimensional and deeper, so the sound quality is undoubtedly very good. And it is also equipped with a Bluetooth 5.0 chip, the connection is more stable. And it will not be disconnected when used, which is a good experience. The Wissonly Hi Runner also comes with 32GB of built-in storage that can store 5,000 songs, so you can use it completely as an MP3 player to enjoy music without your phone when you go out for a run.

2.Philips 7607 bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason
Its sounding unit adopt a large-size vibrator of 17mm, which makes it have the effect of high, medium and low triple-frequency balance in sound quality performance. The low-frequency dive is sufficient, the medium and high frequencies are clear and not harsh, but there will be some missing sounds. It is also equipped with an intimate LED night run lamp at the rear end of the body, which can turn on the LED by turning on the key three times in a row. It also has three modes, which is suitable for wearing at night, so that people around it can perceive their own position and ensure their own safety factor to a certain extent.Its IPX6 waterproof rating is not afraid of sweat in daily wear.

3.AfterShokz OpenSwim bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason:
The body of the headphone is made of skin-friendly silicone, and its light body is only weighs 36g. It has ergonomic structure of the ear design, no matter running, jumping, wearing glasses without pressure, more intimate details. The waterproof performance of OpenSwim reaches IP68 level, which is suitable for swimmers. A long strip structure design is adopted at the sound generating part, so that the loudspeaker has a larger surface area and higher sound transmission efficiency. With its own 4G memory, it can use as a mp3 player.Its battery life reach 8 hours, no matter about long time using.But this headphones does not support Bluetooth and calling functions.

4.earsopen PEACE TW-1 bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason:
The earsopen PEACE TW-1 headphones can be charged magnetically through the charging case, which is small and convenient to carry around. The headphone shape adopts separate design that is achieved for the first time in the bone conduction industry. The headphone body is a T-shaped design, that adopts the clip-on wearing method. At the same time, it also supports IPX7 waterproof performance. When traveling on rainy days or running to burn fat, there is no need to fear sweat and rain erosion, it can be used with peace of mind.
The T-shaped structure design of earsopen PEACE TW-1 adopts the form of wearing behind the ear with curved support frame. It is more comfortable when worn. But because of the wearing method, the pinna will be a little uncomfortable after wearing for a long time. The sound quality is average, and there is a little sound leakage. But as an innovative style in the bone conduction category, it is also worth considering.

5.Nank Runner CC3 bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason:
Runner CC2 has a solid button area on the outside, which is very convenient to use. The surface of the headphone body is made of soft material, which makes it very comfortable to be attached to the ear. It is really stable to wear with the ear-hanging scheme, supports Bluetooth 5.0, and the earphone signal is very stable during use. The sound quality is quite satisfactory, and the sense of music rhythm and space is well controlled.
Among the above five products, Wissonly and Aftershokz are my favorite. Their sound quality, sound leakage reduction and comfort are all very good. Compared with the two brands,Wissonly' product parameters are better, cost-effective, and worth buying
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2023.06.03 02:21 probablyauggie0 has anyone else realised how similar “Me Vs Your Friends” by The Flat Stanley’s is to “Lipstick Covered Magnet” by The Front Bottoms??

i was listening to TFB yesterday and in terms of the lyrics they sound really similar, this is really random and maybe even obvious but i thought it was interesting
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2023.06.03 01:51 Nickyweg Which level of insurance should I get on a Turo rental for vacation ?

Going on a trip to Hawaii and renting a Mustang convertible. From what I see, these cars are thief magnets since they’re normally driven by tourists.
I’m leaning towards this car because I have a Mustang myself and it’s something I’m very comfortable driving.
The Turo insurance options are:
Minimum - $70 for the week - $3000 deductible against damage and theft. State minimum liability. (40k)
Standard - $154 for the week - $500 deductible against damage and theft. State minimum liability. (40k)
Premier - $252 for the week. - $0 deductible against damage and theft. 750k liability.
Is it worth rolling the dice and going with the standard or do I just go for Premier so all my bases are covered.
My personal auto insurance will not cover me for this.
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2023.06.03 01:50 helpdesk-26 Which insurance option makes the most sense?

Going on a trip and renting a convertible. From what I see, these cars are thief magnets since they’re normally driven by tourists.
I’m leaning towards this car because I have a Mustang myself and it’s something I’m very comfortable driving.
The Turo insurance options are:
Minimum - $70 for the week - $3000 deductible against damage and theft. State minimum liability. (40k)
Standard - $154 for the week - $500 deductible against damage and theft. State minimum liability. (40k)
Premier - $252 for the week. - $0 deductible against damage and theft. 750k liability.
Is it worth rolling the dice and going with the standard or do I just go for Premier so all my bases are covered.
My personal auto insurance will not cover me for this.
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2023.06.03 00:21 andrewtater [OC] A Long Way Down

The humans had nearly a thousand stars within their medium-sized realm, with a hundred and fifty habitable planets and another dozen mid-terraform; all the rest had at least a mining station, research facility, or military garrison, with several hundred sporting fully domed colonies. Much of their industry had been automated, as well, resulting in a large population with the freedom to pursue their passions. Some enjoyed academia, career scholars who could be called upon by their governments to research problems. Some enjoyed quiet rural lives, tending gardens and developing new agricultural products so the farm AIs could feed the hundreds of billions of humans. Others became adamant gamers, using various programs to develop VR worlds for others to explore.
The Human Confederation worked well; while the overall parliament had clear lines delineating the limits of its authority, the solar cantons and their subordinate colonies were largely left to handle internal matters locally. Friendly competition between cantons resulted in many technological innovations, and some cantons decided to specialize in certain fields in order to ensure their name remained renowned.
Overall, humanity saw itself in a golden age, one that continued to gild itself further with exploration, peaceful expansion, diplomacy, and prosperity.
But no golden age could last forever.
The Hirox Empire saw itself also in a golden age, but their expansions were rarely into unclaimed space. They saw the world through the Theory of Conservation; matter cannot be created nor destroyed. They corrupted this to be their guiding principle: resources are finite, and others possessing them means less for the Hirox to use. The First Hiroxian Law.
They focused their attacks first on humanity's outer colonies, those with the weakest defenses but many untapped resources. The Hirox didn't need them now, just to deny humanity the possession of them.
They continued to ravage through the lightly populated outer worlds; the Gallic and Hispanic colonies were in the direct path, but the Sinic and Nipponic colonies were just as at risk around the periphery.
The Hirox pushed humanity back to their core canton worlds. They had been a power on the rise, but they had fallen from their golden age.
It was a long way down.
Human science proved to be far more adaptable than the Hirox expected. While they didn't often win in direct fights, ambush tactics had taken down several vessels, and the humans had no qualms about stealing the technologies they had acquired. As the war continued, humanity had fielded better and better ships. Hirox high command had even considered pausing the expansion to consolidate their gains and work on how to fortify their new territory. It wouldn't be without precedent, but it had been quite a long time since a species made them do so.
Fleetmaster Jilk was opposed to the idea. He saw how quickly the humans had adapted their industry. Failing to push the current initiative and technological advantage would give the humans a chance to rally, and that could be dangerous. They might even-
An explosion broke his train of thought. Not necessarily an explosion, though. It was as if the entire vessel had been struck by a heavy object. His command hologram sprang to life, showing the location of the damage.
He turned to the rear of his command center, looking at the two-meter-wide brain suspended in synthetic spinal fluid. Hobir, his ship's thinking center, was already working.
"Admiral, impact at level seven, hull was breached but has been sealed by the striking object. Working on getting an image. Shipmaster Gorn has already dispatched engineers. One other ship reports similar impact: carrier-class Blackwing; reports indicate engineers are en route as well. Sixteen ships report no impacts."
Jiln nodded. The two ships captains knew their business well, and Jiln could focus on commanding the fleet itself. "Hobir, develop report requirements: combat capability of impacted ships, then combat capability of entire fleet, then source of objects if any."
"Yes Admiral, three requirements developed and transmitted to captains. Initial report of impacts and developed requirements transmitted to nearest garrison."
Something didn't feel right. Like how one feels when one walks through the territory of a pack of keth. You just feel the unease of something. Why were there a pair of asteroids just lose in the barren system the fleet had been traveling through? And how did both hulls near perfectly seal themselves?
Explosions could be heard throughout the ship. Not with the level of power the impact had, these were small ones, echoing throughout the halls. He watched on his hologram as bulkheads were sealed, likely the captain trying to contain the damage.
Except the bulkheads failed to contain the damage. One by one, small detonations created holes in them, expanding aft until the sequential breaches split into two directions, one towards the engine room, and the other towards Jiln's command suite.
These weren't secondary explosions. They were breaching charges. These were boarders. He sped towards his communications console to summon his security detail and warn the carrier. Humans were on board. He barely dialed the fleet-wide frequency when the wall exploded. The concussive force was incredible, but the human marines that poured through the hole in the wall didn't seem to notice. One of them whirled his rifle around, slamming the butt into Jiln's spinal nerve cluster, triggering all his neurons to fire. After that lightning, he began to drift into the inky blackness of unconsciousness.
It was a long way down.
Corporal Sean O’Loughlin floated awkwardly at attention. His parents had been born in the Saffron Colony's domed city, but they had been evacuated back to the Eire Canton days before the Hirox destroyed the magnificent structure. His mother still struggled with losing her home, but thankfully nearly all the civilians had made it out. Unfortunately, her youngest brother, barely twenty at the time, had volunteered to be part of the shielding force, and his loss had never really healed. She did, however, meet Sean's father on the evacuation ship, and now twenty-two years later, Sean wore the canton's Clover Crest on his uniform's shoulder, just as his uncle had. He had seen how much others had lost because of the Hirox, and he had a few younger siblings to carry on if something happened to him, so he decided to join the vanguard. The meteors. The Drop Troopers.
This was the first assault against a world that the Hirox had held from before the war. A Hirox core world at that, thousands of light years behind the front line. This held one of their major shipyards, as well as an important command center. Luckily, some HVI the Marines had captured a few months back had seen reason and talked. The officer had given HCHQ nearly everything: access to the command nets, internal politics of the nobility, and intelligence on critical military infrastructure.
Taking this planet would at least delay the onslaught that humanity faced. It was also very likely the only mission any of these troopers would participate in, given how unlikely reinforcements were. This was a surgical strike, but also a one-way trip. They were to cause as much chaos as they could but were given a prioritized list of targets if they could reach them.
Corporal O’Loughlin floated down the line of his three subordinates. One wore a red maple leaf of his home Dominion, while the other two bore the stylized cherry blossom of the Nipponic colony of Sakura. He checked their equipment, and one by one he strapped them into their egg-shaped pods, seat facing down relative to the layout of the ship, ensuring all the systems were working. He verified the inventory of five combat drones and two recon drones each and ensured their AI assistants were up. When he was done, his own sergeant checked them, then strapped Sean in. Finally, with all the doors closed, and the countdown began.
Two minutes until launch. He prepared for his eyeballs to feel like they were about to meet his brain.
One minute. He tried to crack his neck, but the recessed cushioned cutout for his body prevented any movement. It was probably for the better.
Thirty seconds. He took a breath, and then another. As much as he enjoyed the practice drops, he was about to be in the heart of Hirox territory.
He felt the ship slam out of hyperspace. Not a second later, the countdown timer hit zero. He felt the moment the magnetic rails engaged, and then his pod was blasting towards this new world.
It was a long way down.
Scores of human dreadnoughts sat in the black outside the Hirox home world’s system. They sat with their lines of fire overlapping, making a near sphere of death that hung in the black nearly seven light hours from the sun. This was supposed to be a safe distance.
Even now, defiance and bile and hate spewed from the capital planet. Many Hirox had been willing to bow to human strength; in a culture where might makes right, the loser bows to the victor.
But not all saw that reason. Particularly the ruling caste, those who had the most to lose and those that bore the most responsibility. After the absolute purge of all humans that had been captured, humanity knew that not all sentients were redeemable.
It was graveyard still in the command center of the HCV Enola. The vessel had only been built with one purpose: to deliver the specialized munition in its hold. It held a minimal crew: half a dozen engineers and a pair of emergency firefighters. One medical officer, no corpsmen. A single missileer. And an old admiral, who had been ready to retire from service before the war had ever started over two decades prior. When the mission was over, the crew was to abandon the vessel as the autopilot flew it into a star. There was no glory to be had on this mission, but it would bring peace to humanity. It was perhaps the only path to peace not drowned in human blood, but they had made the decision to trade Hirox blood and more for it.
The missileer prepared the munition, removed all the safeties, and inserted his key into his lock of the twinned pair. The admiral drew the other from a chain around his neck and inserted it into the remaining lock, nodding to the lieutenant commander to his right. They both turned their keys simultaneously, opening the aluminum glass covering to a fingerprint scanner and a recessed button.
He nodded and pulled a communicator to his mouth.
"All hand, prepare for missile launch." His voice matched his heart: heavily laden with sadness and regret, but also resolve.
His thumb pushed into the button, sliding it barely a centimeter into the device.
It was a long way down.
The Hiroxian Emperor remained surrounded by his sycophants and true believers. Even now, down to their last system, they showered him with words of praise and assurances that they would still defeat the humans.
But in their twilight sky, they watched a single missile streak like a meteor. Like a human drop pod. Like a boarding craft. Despite the time and distance and trajectory, it was clearly visible, flying so, so fast.
Flying past Hira, past Hira's two moon, and towards the star at the center of the system.
Then they watched as the sun gave way to darkness. They felt the tremors throughout the planet and saw their two moons being ripped apart. The tidal forces shook skyscrapers until they collapsed, the screams of lickspittles and zealots just a whisper to the cacophony of quakes and the rending of glass and steel.
They watched as the stars moved in ways they had never moved before, at speeds they had never moved before. They felt their bodies be pulled, stretched, as they were dragged towards where their star once was.
The humans had fired a void bomb. A singularity missile. A warhead that could collapse a star into a black hole.
Hira, and the last of the warmongers left of the Hiroxian species, fell into the chasm left in the wake of that missile.
It was a long way down.
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2023.06.02 23:49 pyxc Not receiving rest breaks at work, should I go to my boss before seeing a lawyer?

I’ve been working as a server at an assisted living home in California for 6 months now and I have learned that it’s only us servers who don’t receive our 10 minute breaks. After asking around, everyone else who works here (caregivers, cooks, dishwasher, custodian, concierge etc.) receives their breaks. A coworker who’s been here 2 years says she’s never received a break besides our unpaid lunch break. We don’t even have time to take breaks with our workload, meaning that if one of us goes on break at any point, nobody is available to cover their section or tasks while they’re gone, and it would basically be a shit show. I feel if I go to my boss (the chef) there’s nothing he can do because there’s just no time for it. Should I take this to a lawyer, and would I need to involve my coworkers?
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2023.06.02 22:48 BestDishwaserever I hate my job but love my coworkers

I (22f) work as a dishwasher, and I hate my job, love most of my coworkers, they are great very sweet and helpful, but the work itself is horrible, I work the night shift which is sometimes from 4pm til 11pm and in the chirstmas time it is from 4pm/6pm til 2am/3am, latest I have gotten home was about 4am, longest I have been standing at the dishwasher was about 10 hours, we only have 1 break and that is 30 mins self paid. Even thought I have great coworkers sometimes there are problems where I come to work and the table and floor are completely covered in dishes, pots and other things the chefs uses. I used to not say much about it until at one point I had a break down later in the night, it was around 10pm and dishes were still coming in as well as sliver wear, I was standing by myself, until a coworker asked me how I was and I tired to just be fine but broke down crying, it had happened before as well, but at the time I always just hide my tears, and we had just gotten a new boss and she then made sure that, things would get better and they did, of course sometimes it still can be bad, but that's mostly because some of the dishwasher don't show up for their shift just because they don't want to, so that beeps me and the other dishwasher over in the end, it sucks when we have to work 6 hours but do 12 hours of work and only get paid for the 6 hours we are there, why do people choose not to show up and beep others over that's so beeping annoying, I come home in paid at night sometimes so bad I can't even fall asleep, I go to work when am sick, when I have migraines but some people choose to just not show up because they didn't want to?? Why?? Sometimes I hurt so badly when standing at the dishwasher, I just wanna cry out in pain. I hate working as a dishwasher we are clearly looked down on by some people who think they are better, when honestly everyone are important to the work that's being done, but as a dishwasher I have gotten some disgusted looks, and felt like what I was doing wasn't great enough, right now we are only 2 dishwashers my friend and I and the best damn dishwashers they have ever had, it pains me to think I might have to quit my job because the pain I feel everytime I get home from work is unbelievable, I don't wanna let anyone down, I just want everyone to be happy and have a healthy work life at my job but my work is so hard not only on the body but also on the mind.
I truly wish nobody else ever have felt like this while working at their job, as a dishwasher or not I fully respect every single one of you have a wonderful day, I just needed this of my chest.
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2023.06.02 21:54 Mavmaramis Monica Hughes, The Guardian of Isis, Magnet, 1982-83 editions. Cover: Terry Oakes. Isis series no. 2.

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2023.06.02 20:45 SelfReliantSchool [TX] [H] 150+ Graphic Novels & TPBs [W] PayPal (buy 2 get 1 free!)

Various graphic novels and trade paperbacks. All are in great shape unless noted. A picture link is after most of them; I'm still taking photos, so if there's one you're interested let me know, and I'll get a pic of it. This weekend (June 2-4) I'm doing buy 2, get 1 free! (Lowest priced one would be free) Shipping based on weight and zip code.
100 Greatest Marvels of All Time: #13-10 - $2 - https://imgur.com/rNewcTM
100 Greatest Marvels of All Time: #17-14 - $2 (sticker on cover) - https://imgur.com/2FnhlPE
100 Greatest Marvels of All Time: #9-6 - $2 (sticker on cover) - https://imgur.com/z4E5O4V
30 Days of Night - $3 - $3 - https://imgur.com/CJB1GGQ
Amazing Spider-Man: 24/7 - $6 - https://imgur.com/jT9twsa
Amazing Spider-Man: American Son - $6 - https://imgur.com/HmIiOgP
Amazing Spider-Man: Animal Magnetism - $6 - https://imgur.com/3lnIZLk
Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day Complete Collection Vol. 1 - $40 - https://imgur.com/A3clBf8
Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day Complete Collection Vol. 2 - $35 - https://imgur.com/di9xX6T
Amazing Spider-Man: Death And Dating - $6 - https://imgur.com/L1adKnF
Amazing Spider-Man: Died In Your Arms Tonight - $7 - https://imgur.com/00QFmdN
Amazing Spider-Man: Happy Birthday - $3 (wrinkled) - https://imgur.com/nwIh2DW
Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Past - $7 - https://imgur.com/4GboUoP
Amazing Spider-Man: Skin Deep - $5 - https://imgur.com/7U7RTCB
Amazing Spider-Man: Soul of the Hunter - $3 - https://imgur.com/cOwEGNm
Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Vol. 1 Electro & Sandman (HC) - $8 - https://imgur.com/0jb6cfx
Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Vol. 3 Vulture & Morbius (HC) - $8 - https://imgur.com/xTPStET
Amazing Spider-Man: Unintended Consequences - $5 - https://imgur.com/0nPH7Yp
Angel: After The Fall Vol. 1 - $10 (HC) -
Avengers / Defenders War - $3 -
BatGirl New 52 Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection - $6 - https://imgur.com/KOH1m5W
Batman Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth - $9 - https://imgur.com/RCvzrmS
Batman New 52 Vol. 1 The Court of Owls - $7 - https://imgur.com/JLHQVgn
Batman New 52 Vol. 10: Epilogue - $5 (HC, price sticker) - https://imgur.com/upqdfYt
Batman New 52 Vol. 8: Superheavy - $7 (HC) - https://imgur.com/4BHcXXK
Batman White Knight - $10 - https://imgur.com/DQZIqJk
Batman Year One - $6 - https://imgur.com/RabKR4H
Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 & 2 (sold as set) - $20 - https://imgur.com/3cwlOD7 https://imgur.com/p22J3S3
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - $8 - https://imgur.com/IWPpn2q
Batman: The Killing Joke Deluxe Edition - $9 (HC) - https://imgur.com/UhkEiHZ
Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther? - $5 - https://imgur.com/teJvWTj
Black The Birth of Evil Book 1 - $2 -
Black Widow: Kiss or Kill - $4 - https://imgur.com/qJ3I97S
Black Widow: Last Days - $5 - https://imgur.com/eRNhfGG
Black Widow: The Tightly Tangled Web - $7 - https://imgur.com/V2BqYaV
Buck Rogers Vol. 1: Future Shock - $3 -
Camelot 3000 Deluxe Edition - $8 (HC, ex-library, 2 stickers on DJ) - https://imgur.com/avwuHtK
Captain America Corps - $5 - https://imgur.com/QWrw958
Captain America: Man & Wolf - $15 -
Captain America: The Legacy of Captain America - $7 -
Captain America: The Trial of Captain America - $8 -
Carnage: The One That Got Away - $4 - https://imgur.com/1Xj46Mx
Civil War - $5 (minor water damage) - https://imgur.com/rm72NpD
Civil War: Fantastic Four - $5 - https://imgur.com/OI9yDOE
Daredevil and The Punisher: Child's Play - $6 - https://imgur.com/HlirjI9
Deadpool Vol. 1 - $10 (HC, dj has minor wrinkles) - https://imgur.com/Uy822b6
Death of Superman - $5 - https://imgur.com/s5PIffB
Deathlok: The Demolisher - $4 - https://imgur.com/hQQyVEc
Dracula: The Company of Monsters Vol. 1-3 (set of 3) - $7 -
Earth 2 Vol. 1 The Gathering - $4 - https://imgur.com/zNVON2s
Empire of the Dead - $4 - https://imgur.com/eXh325C
Essential Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 - $14 -
Essential Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 - $14 -
Essential Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 - $14 -
Essential Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 - $14 -
Essential Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 5 - $14 -
Essential Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 - $14 - https://imgur.com/DtiqSuv
Essential Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 2 - $14 - https://imgur.com/ONsWarr
Ex Machina Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days - $3 -
Fanboys vs. Zombies 1-5 (set of 5) - $10 -
Fantastic Four Ultimate Collection Book 1 - $8 - https://imgur.com/PejerKZ
Farscape Uncharted Tales: D'Argo's Lament - $3 (HC) - *--
Farscape Uncharted Tales: D'Argo's Quest - $3 - https://imgur.com/Vzx8vSC
Farscape: Strange Detractors - $3 (HC) - https://imgur.com/xmF0rh6
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man: Derailed - $5 - https://imgur.com/Fd8qzp2
Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told - $5 - https://imgur.com/L7JGeXD
Green Lantern: Traitor - $4 - https://imgur.com/bTYYNGo
Grimm Fairy Tales: The Piper - $3 -
Gwandanaland #2369 - Skywald's Nightmare Vol. 1 - $10 - https://imgur.com/CRBb3tf
Gwandanaland Monster Series 17 Classic Castle of Frankenstein Vol. 7 - $6 - https://imgur.com/E0vqv4O
Harleen - $15 (HC) - https://imgur.com/Xijtmvx
Harvey Horrors Witches Tales Vol. 3 - $6 - https://imgur.com/HZbVLfm
Harvey Horrors Witches Tales Vol. 4 - $6 - https://imgur.com/yiMXuD3
Heroes Vol. 1 - $5 (HC) - https://imgur.com/eY9T9Gw
Heroes Vol. 2 - $5 (HC) - https://imgur.com/pgN8mkX
Incorruptible Vol. 1 - $2 -
Incorruptible Vol. 2 - $2 -
Infinity Gauntlet - $15 - https://imgur.com/BESwkQA
Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 1 (HC) - $5 - https://imgur.com/YCQHhYB
Injustice Gods Among Us Vol. 2 (HC) - $5 - https://imgur.com/wLeuCMl
Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2 - $15 (HC, still shrinkwrapped) - https://imgur.com/eKkLcpp
John Woo's 7 Brothers Omnibus Vol. 1 - $4 - https://imgur.com/4qhb001
Lazarus Vol. 1 - $2 -
Legends of the Dark Knight Vol. 3 Jim Aparo (HC) - $15 (HC) - https://imgur.com/M5VRtek
Low Vol 1: The Delerium of Hope - $4 (tear in cover and first few pages) -
Marvel 1602 - $8 - https://imgur.com/FPZn0gb
Marvel Zombies - $5 - https://imgur.com/MVFHFOf
Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol - $4 (HC) - https://imgur.com/P1ngbBU
Marvel Zombies: Battleworld - $3 - https://imgur.com/xutylJL
Marvels - $5 - https://imgur.com/IBxSFim
Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice Vol. 1 - $3 -
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 2 - $4 -
Planet of the Apes Vol. 1: The Long War - $3 -
Planet of the Apes Vol. 3: Cataclysm - $3 -
Planet of the Apes Vol. 4: The Half Man - $3 - /
Prelude to Infinite Crisis - $3 (price sticker on cover) - https://imgur.com/yoQhEbW
Raise The Dead - $5 (HC) - https://imgur.com/PGBblng
Red Hulk: Planet Red Hulk - $8 -
Red Hulk: Scorched Earth - $8 -
She Hulks: Hunt for the Intelligencia - $5 - https://imgur.com/UsseE8N
Snowpiercer: The Escape - $5 - https://imgur.com/1UsrgyO
Spawn Book 1 - $5 -
Speed Racer: Official 30th Anniversary Guide - $3 - https://imgur.com/4bHISfx
Spider-Man The Next Chapter vol. 1 - $10 - https://imgur.com/jrtwlV6
Spider-Man: The Other Evolve or Die - $10 - https://imgur.com/KtMBkb4
Spread Vol. 1: No Hope - $4 -
Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes - $5 - https://imgur.com/CFELhgG
Star Wars Vol. 4: Last Flight of the Harbinger - $5 - https://imgur.com/CPJ3CfX
Superman: Speeding Bullets - $4 (shelf wear) - https://imgur.com/39T04DV
The Curse of Dracula - $3 -
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 - $6 -
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 - $4 -
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009 - $4 -
The Life Eaters - $4 (HC) -
The Magdalena Vol. 1 - $2 -
The Magdalena Vol. 2 - $2 -
The Magdalena: Blood Divine - $2 -
The Thing Classic Vol. 1 - $9 - https://imgur.com/lBxq8do
The Twilight Zone Vol. 1: The Way Out - $3 -
The Twilight Zone Vol. 2: The Way In - $3 -
The Visitor: How & Why He Stayed - $3 -
The Waking - $2 -
The Waking: Dreams End - $2 -
The Walking Dead Compendium Two - $15 - https://imgur.com/8TvZthy
Tom Corbett Space Cadet Vol. 1 (HC) - $10 (HC) - https://imgur.com/fVNVPEq
Tom Corbett Space Cadet Vol. 2 (HC) - $10 (HC) - https://imgur.com/yuEMMk9
Trick 'r Treat: Days of the Dead - $3 - /-+
Tron: Original Movie Adaptation - $10 -
Ultimate Annuals Vol. 2 - $3 (price sticker on cover) - https://imgur.com/o92IX6W
Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates: Death of Spider-Man - $6 - https://imgur.com/acGohIA
Ultimate Comics Avengers: Blade vs. The Avengers - $4 - https://imgur.com/jpmYEKN
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye - $3 (price sticker on cover) - https://imgur.com/Nkm46nD
Ultimate Comics Thor - $3 - https://imgur.com/rScJJqO
Ultimate Galactus Vol. 1 - 3 (set of 3) - $10 - https://imgur.com/B9nrZYl
Ultimate Spiderman 1: Power and Responsibility - $5 (some edge wear) - https://imgur.com/sX539fM
Ultimate Spiderman 10: Hollywood - $8 - https://imgur.com/aAQou85
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 1: The Tomorrow People - $3 -
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 12: Hard Lessons - $3 -
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 14: Phoenix? - $3 -
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 16: Cable - $3 -
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 2: Return to Weapon X - $3 -
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 7: Blockbuster - $3 -
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 8: New Mutants - $3 -
Ultimates 2 Vol. 1: Gods & Monsters - $2 (price sticker on cover) - https://imgur.com/GPuQe8D
Wolverine: Blood Debt - $3 - https://imgur.com/nezZNAX
Wolverine: Logan - $4 (wrinkle on top edge) - https://imgur.com/JyFHIzI
Wolverine: Old Man Logan - $6 - https://imgur.com/96xOeki
Wolverine: Origins & Endings - $6 - https://imgur.com/2GzKdLW
Wolverine: The Reckoning - $10 - https://imgur.com/fOsgqlQ
Wytches Vol. 1 - $5 - https://imgur.com/rJ1ZEo2
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2023.06.02 20:28 healthierhealing I (27F) was unknowingly the affair partner to a man (35M) I met overseas. When he came clean I forced him to tell his wife, and now I feel terrible.

Two weeks ago, I was in South America visiting some friends. My first night there, my friend and I are walking into the hotel to go to bed and as I pass the lobby bar I notice a this man sitting by himself at one end. We make eye contact and I tell my friend I’m going to stay up for a while and try to meet him. I go to the bar and send him a drink, he picks it up with his left hand I note that he’s not wearing a ring and text that info to my friend who is like “yes!! Go for it!!” I walk over to talk to him and was in his room within 10 minutes. He was prepared. Had wine, condoms, body hair was very manicured. After we did the deed and we’re laying there cuddling and chatting, I make a stupid joke and say “does your wife know you’re with me right now?” to which he just laughs and says there’s no wife.
I end up spending the night and when I leave the next morning, we exchange numbers. We were both traveling to Europe later that week, each for work, but me to Italy and he to Spain. He follows me on instagram, no sign of a partner, and we start chatting all day every day there and on WhatsApp. After 9 days he convinces me to come stay with him in spain after wrapping up my work. I add two nights to my trip and way too much in flights to go stay with him. So Tuesday of this week I fly to spain, we go to dinner together and he is sweet as anything. I feel so into him and on Wednesday spent nearly the whole day in bed with him with some intermittent walks where we had deep talks about our lives and emotions. I asked him if he’s ever been married, had kids, had a pet, has he ever cheated on someone. He seemed so genuine when he said no.
Wednesday evening we’re at dinner and he tells me he’s tired of life on the road. He says he wants a real relationship and feels sad that he’s met me and can’t spend more time with me and that he wants to switch his career and is having a third-life crisis. I felt so sad for him! Smh. I was holding his hand across the table and reminding him that it was because of his transient nature that we could meet and reunite so quickly in the first place, and I offer to fly out more in the future to continue visiting him. He’s also due to be in my city in the US (he’s English) in October and I offered for him to stay with me. He acted like this wasn’t enough and I felt bad for him that he seemed to have such strong feelings (lol).
Wednesday night he slept fitfully and I kept waking up to him clinging to me and it was frustrating. I woke up yesterday morning early to catch my flight home and he’s laying in bed looking sad, then he says “do you normally get into men’s heads this much?” And he keeps telling me that I’m trouble and it was making me feel strange. He says I’m better at not getting attached than he is and I said I just wasn’t sad because I knew it wasn’t the end, it was just the beginning (LOLLL). He walked me out to my cab and kissed me goodbye and kept in touch all day long.
I get home yesterday evening and he video calls me and for a moment I thought I noticed a ring on his left hand and immediately asked about it. He laughs it off and I let it go. I was showing him my apartment and he comments on how my apartment is such a metaphor for who I am because it seemed like a lonely place and then he called me broken and said I’m afraid to be emotionally available and started asking if my ex husband hurt me so badly that I couldn’t trust people anymore. I rejected this psychoanalysis and said that while yes, I am independent, I have lots of friends and a pet and I don’t feel lonely. He started talking more about how attached he felt to me and I told him that maybe he feels lonely because he’s on the road touring all the time, and I asked who his best friend is. He started to cry and hung up on me.
I felt terrible and like maybe I hurt his feelings and I apologized to him over text and asked if he’d like some space. He sent back a weird cryptic message that said
i am a douche... and i think i know that so that why its hard for me to hear. I have met you who's awesome, your zest for life and drive is inspiring and refreshing, but i also have not been truthful. My actions over the last week could/will hurt people... and i dont want that to happen... i dont want you to hurt, or feel hurt, or be depressed or hate me, but i also dont want to hurt those who i should be faithful to. My loneliness is damaging to everyone around me... i feel like i have been more authentically me whilst simultaneously lying through my teeth and that is the "problem". I feel trapped between what i know i should do and what feels right. And even whist writing this... which is so hard to do and admit Im a douche... all i want to do it turn on the camera, look at your face and could happily sit in silence looking at you in awe of your passion for your dog magnets and pens... and yet my being dishonest with you will hurt and damage you, it would certainly damage my home relationships and i don't want anyone to hurt. My inability to be fulfilled and my now newly recognised acknowledgment of being lonely then make me question everything about my life.... Im sorry... so sorry
I immediately replied “are you married?” To which he said “yes”. I was a bit crushed, disappointed, creeped out, and massively angry for his wife. I was also triggered to the emotions of relationships I’ve been in where I was cheated on. I sent him a few explosive messages and told him to grow up and stop feeling sorry for himself.
I couldn’t sleep all night after this and I ended up looking him on Facebook. Yep. Wife of ten years. Beautiful wedding photos. 5 year old son, she stays home to care for the child while deadbeat dad traverses the world fucking women who are 8 years younger than him. Finally at 5 in the morning I get out of bed and realized I had a UTI. I start thinking about the possibility of him giving his wife an STD. I’m completely seething at this point. I unblock him and tell him that either he is telling her or I am and it’s happening today. He starts pleading with me and doesn’t acknowledge her emotions once, just that he’s going through so much, he didn’t realize he was lonely until I said it, he’s going to change and be better. I was emotionally dead to all of his pleading until he finally messaged her the following:
im so sorry... I have cheated on you... I have made the biggest fuck up of my life. When I was in Brazil I met someone... I am in such a bad head space... im sorry. She then met me in Barcelona... Im having a break down here... I didn't tell her I was married... I regret my actions so much... I cant phone you yet im stuck in the office... but please I would like to talk later... I promise it has never happened before... im so sorry... Obviously I know I fucked up... obviously I didnt want to tell you as I know it will rip our world apart... but to be clear... I don't want to loose you..... ive been a cunt... a dick... an asshole... I know I have... I want to be accountable for my actions.but I don't want to loose you... I am so ashamed of what I have done.... I told the woman involved last night…... And obviously she is mad... and want to also hold me accountable.. so she says she's going to message you to make sure ive told you.... Im so so so so so so SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO sorry.....I need therapy
(For the record I will not actually message his wife for confirmation. I do believe he actually sent the text)
After that I just felt sick and sad. I felt like she HAD to know, he tells me he’s never done this before and that’s why he’s so upset now but he had his ring off at the bar and he pursued me for over a week after we’d had the one night stand. I didn’t consent to being an affair partner, I would never. I’m also sad because I really liked him and I feel used and disappointed. And that of the two of us, I’m the one who seems to have more empathy for the woman he’s supposed to love. Luckily my friends are kind and uplifting to me so I have support and I know this won’t get me too down. A couple of my guy friends said I shouldn’t have gotten involved and shouldn’t have made him tell her. My women friends are very glad that I did.
When he showed me had messaged her I said Okay. Good luck with everything. Hope you get your life sorted. It’s not the end of the world but you’ve got a turbulent road ahead and I hope you learn from that and come out stronger and happier. I really liked you and thought you were one of the good ones. Really sad to find out the truth. All the best and please if you’re really feeling like you’re having some kind of mental health thing and you’re a danger to yourself, get help. Do actually get a therapist, know the emergency numbers, and reach out to your family if you need help.
I then blocked him and I feel bad for him weirdly and even feel I may have been too harsh with him. I was really harsh when I’d first messaged him - called him a child, said his behavior was gross, and when I made him tell his wife I said I didn’t care about his feelings. I wonder why he even told me the truth. What if he kills himself. What if it ruins an otherwise healthy marriage and causes trauma to his child. I feel like shit because at first I felt bad for him thinking he was sad that we couldn’t be together yet (lol) but now I’m realizing he was just anxious and panicking that I was going to find out about his marriage and blow his cover. Im out and about today and refusing to mope around about this, but it’s just such a sad situation all around. I don’t know if I made the choice but I am thinking that whether I did or didn’t, keeping him blocked is the best option.
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2023.06.02 19:54 dealgad [Amazon] IROK FE87/104 RGB Mechanical Keyboard, Hot Swappable Gaming Keyboard, Customizable Backlit, Magnet Upper Cover Type-C Wired Keyboard, with 53% off, for $32.19 +save extra 15% with coupon (lightning deal)

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2023.06.02 19:51 manatee1010 OH MY GOD I don't even know where to start - she really covered it all

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2023.06.02 19:31 Walleyevision Lensology lenses just came in for my Rokid Max, AMA

Lensology lenses just came in for my Rokid Max, AMA
I just ordered RX inserts for both my Rokid Max units and my incoming Viture glasses. I’ve ordered from Lensology before for my NReal Air’s and they were game changers for using those glasses.
To be honest, with the Rokid’s, I wasn’t quite sure I needed the RX inserts. The adjustable Diopter works great for my eyes and so I wasn’t quite sure if I would need inserts or not. And, for ordinary media viewing and most (non-text-heavy) gaming purposes, I don’t need the inserts. But I have been using the Rokid’s as a secondary private monitor and I run Teams and Slack in them while I use my main laptop screen for other tasks. It works great, but my eyesight would strain a bit moving between the text channels and any of the stuff I was working on in my main laptop screen.
So…I reached out to Adam at Lensology (FANTASTIC GUY!) and he quickly arranged to re-use my NReal prescription (hadn’t changed) and cut me some lenses for both glasses. I did this last Friday, we had a Memorial Day holiday here in the US this week, and the glasses delivered to my doorstep this morning. Speedy service from the UK to midwest USA in less than 4 business days!
These inserts snapped right in MUCH easier than they do on the NReals, another testament to Rokid learning how to innovate with each successive release. And they sit perfectly just above the nose bridge pieces. I had to re-adjust the diopters since I no longer needed them to compensate for my RX given that I had the inserts now. And voila! Crystal clear text, way beyond what I could even achieve (which was acceptable) with just the Diopter settings.
I’m very, very happy with the quality of Lensology’s work yet again. The Viture’s are really exciting to me as they magnetically ‘snap’ into the Viture frames apparently, but I don’t have those yet.
So if you need RX specs for your Rokids, I highly recommend https://lensology.co.uk. Great, great product and amazing service.
If not covered above, AMA about the RX inserts!
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2023.06.02 19:24 Ultim8_Lifeform Respect Godzilla! (Godzilla (Hanna-Barbera Cartoon))

Godzilla

GRAWWWWWWWWR
The Calico is a research vessel that sails all around the world investigating mysterious phenomenon. This often results in the ship's crew encountering all sorts of monstrous creatures and other dangers, but luckily they have friends in low places. With a push of the button (or a scream from their pet monster Godzooky), they are able to send a signal into the ocean's depths, summoning Godzilla to their aid. Using his fire breath, laser eyes, and incredible strength, Godzilla acts as a protector of humanity that constantly finds himself doing battle with other monsters and generally helping people that are in danger.

Strength

Striking
Lifting/Throwing
Other Monsters
Objects
Pushing/Pulling
Other

Speed/Agility

Durability

Blunt
Falling
Explosive
Heat
Cold
Other

Other Attacks

Firebreath
Laser Eyes

Misc.

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