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2009.11.02 04:43 Captaintripps A little wonder in Northwestern Queens.

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2023.06.09 10:15 Crizen10 Le Mans Ultimate

Le Mans Ultimate
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The general reception to Le Mans Ultimate's announcement has not been great, courtesy of Motorsport Game's reputation with RF2, KartKraft, and the Nascar games. People are giving this game a definite no without a second thought, and this response is justified. My first attempt to install rF2 led to me refunding it after spending a little less than 2 hours on a loading screen. I am, however, pretty excited about this game, more than Rennsport and maybe even AC2. I love Prototypes in Sim Racing; they perfectly balance Formula and GT cars and feel lovely to drive. Unfortunately, they are not as popular as either of those categories, and online competition is limited to iRacing, High-level Endurance series, and very niche leagues (which are hard to find and not constant enough). This game could change that. Having a Sim that focuses on the WEC the way ACC focuses on GT World Challenge would give people a reason to pour time into these cars and popularize some of the best cars in motorsport.
Overtake said that the early build felt rebadged rFactor 2, meaning they only have to add cars and tracks into the physics engine, create a new UI, optimize performance, and send it out. While motorsport games could find new ways to further prove their lack of credibility, I think this is easy enough that it would take a special amount of stupidity to mess up. Instead of receiving these cars as additional DLC for rF2, we get a system built to aid competition in this category, and I am all for it.
As a side note, I am running a 50-car HypercaLMP2 championship in AC through July and August. If that sounds interesting, PM me or sign up here.
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2023.06.09 10:14 communist-crapshoot The Claires *are* social democrats *not* secret communists and seizing the harbor was not in itself a revolutionary act. It's long past time fans stop lying to themselves and start engaging with the Marxist "ruthless criticism of all that exists" at the core of the game, as was always intended.

Let me preface this lecture by stating that I *am* a communist and have been for over a decade and that before I can get into what I think the Claires are supposed to represent I need to address why Kurvitz & Co. chose a videogame as the preferred medium for their metafiction. The reason Disco Elysium was made the way it was wasn't simply to entertain people with the funny antics of an alcoholic, superstar, hobo cop or to strive towards critical acclaim so the game would sell better. It wasn't even a game made by communists for communists (I mean it was made by communists it's just not preaching to the choir as much as some might think). In fact it's quite the opposite. The story was injected with nihilistic humor and offered up to the general public in the form of a video game to sugar the pill so to speak. That's because Disco Elysium is, at its core, a highly controversial political treatise and social critique "disguised" as a video game. This was so as to get as many people as possible to actually engage with its core messages instead of reflexively rejecting or ignoring them the way they would've if those messages had been presented in the format of non-fiction literature. To put it bluntly the main message of the game is how self delusion reinforces the very things it seeks to escape whether those be personal problems like loneliness or societal ones like the anxiety inducing political limbo of Revachol/the real world. Included in the delusions of a political nature Kurvitz wanted people to confront were many held by the bulk of the contemporary left. Sadly, judging by what I often see in this sub, the results of this novel approach at polemics has been mixed.
I have to admit it's disheartening to see how many fans of the game only engaged with that social and political criticism to the extent that it was leveled at their political enemies, especially when the "authorial intent" was to confront players who might delude themselves about the future implications, present realities and/or history of their own real life politics, whatever they may be. In some cases this ignorance is forgivable; it's easy to miss subtext in a game that's so text based that it has a habit of spelling things out for you and tbf many of the allusions to real life figures, events and ideas are subtle and without a solid grasp of 20th century European history and theoretical Marxism most of the satirical references will go over a typical player's head. What's not forgivable is how many people in this sub are in denial of or otherwise consciously rationalize the criticisms of their own side presented by the writers of DE. I'll get around to how centrists and right-libertarians are guilty of this in future posts but for right now I want to address "my comrades" because, frankly, some of you scare me with your naiveté, hyper-partisanship and blithe hand waving of corruption and needless violence.
Now there are two kinds of leftists I often see who want to view Evrart as a crypto-communist figure and despite being polar opposites in most respects they have two things in common: they're both childishly naive and they're both in denial about the realities of how vicious social democracy can be in practice. The first leftist is a social democrat who thinks that because Evrart is a machiavellian strongman figure that he must be an expy of Stalin and/or Mao (who in their minds are genuine representatives of communism) because "never, ever would a real social democrat do such things, after all we're unassuming trade unionists who want nothing more than to work things out democratically, through the existing system!" The second leftist is a communist who thinks that because Evrart is a machiavellian strongman figure that he must be an expy of Stalin and/or Mao (who in their minds are genuine representatives of communism) because "never, ever would a real social democrat do such things, after all they're unassuming trade unionists who want nothing more than to work things out democratically, through the existing system!"
The truth of course is that prejudices aside Evrart is a social democrat AND a tyrannical strongman. As for his plan to seize the harbor, while it's certainly threatening to Wild Pines' bottom line, the RCM's authority and the union's enemies in Martinaise, it does not in any way pose a genuine revolutionary threat to the capitalist system as a whole and, as weird as it may sound, is still reliant on working within the existing system. After all the union didn't seize the means of production in an armed rebellion against the capitalist state so much as Wild Pines legally handed over some of its corporate property to the union to avoid the bad PR of the merc tribunal which in the end was only tangentially related to the strike. By the end of HBD's investigation all that has changed for the (surviving) workers of Martinaise Harbour Terminal B is their employer. They went from being the unionized employees of the Wild Pines Group under which they had to smuggle drugs in secret to get by to becoming members of a de jure workers' co-operative under the Claires' control where they can now smuggle drugs more openly. That's it. Is that better for them? Maybe, probably, but even so they're still reliant on a global system based on commodity production and exchange and the selling of their labor power (and hardcore drugs) for money, they've just cut out a few middlemen so to speak. Once the strike is officially declared over La Puta Madre's henchmen, not the soldiers of the Coalition, are going to be the union's most immediate threat. Wild Pines itself probably isn't even that hurt by Evrart's plan as the value of what was lost in revenue and real estate can be mitigated by the amount the company will save from no longer having 2,000 + employees on its payroll every quarter.
Oh and to those pragmatists who think Evrart is just a well intentioned man willing to step up and get his hands dirty for the sake of his fellow workers because no one else would or as Call Me Mañana puts it "The old man is corrupt for our benefit" this next part is for you. We know from interviews that Evrart was partially inspired by the character of Frank Sobotka from the second season of the HBO hit TV series The Wire. That said Evrart is in many ways a sort of anti-Sobotka insofar as he's not just reluctantly working with mafiosos; he *is* a mafioso. If you haven't already seen The Wire you need to stop reading this and go watch it to not only understand my next point but because it's literally the best TV show ever made. For those who have seen The Wire I'm 100% certain you'll agree with me that neither of the two hypothetical leftists from earlier could seriously claim that Sobotka was a secret communist or anything other than a reformist labor leader even though he's guilty of most of the same things that supposedly make crypto-commies of the Claires. I also don't think anyone who's seen the show would strongly hate Frank for getting involved in those criminal dealings the way they would the Claires even if some might still think both are wrong for having done so. Most importantly I don't think anyone who's seen all of season two of The Wire and played Disco Elysium to completion would ever claim that the Claires cared more about the Martinaise dockers than the Sobotka family did the stevedores of Locust Point, Baltimore. So what explains the gulf between the two unionistas (besides murder)? Why was it less bad when Frank Sobotka engaged in labor racketeering than when Evrart and Edgar did it? It's simple really, Frank Sobotka demonstrated more authentic labor solidarity, internal conflict, selflessness and above all self awareness than the Claire brothers ever did.
So to summarize: the Claires are written as a counter to those players who have what Lenin called trade union consciousness (meaning social democrats, progressives and center-left, reform minded liberals) who think that the problems of capitalism can be solved simply by increasing the number of trade unions, by legally incorporating more worker co-ops, by expanding strike funds, etc., in a word, reformism. Additionally DE's writers, who're communists, want to knock reformists off their high horses so as to get them to stop lying to themselves and recognize that there is corruption, hypocrisy, violence and even a small presence of incipient fascism in many real life unions, both past and present, and that existing reformist movements, organizations, etc. are just as susceptible to being hijacked by populist demagogues as revolutionary ones are/have been and moreover that they're not always the politically correct, morally unimpeachable, nonviolent alternatives to revolution that they present themselves as. In the end class conflict and its resulting violence goes on whether anyone wants it to or not. It can be and often is a totally subconscious process driven by need at both the individual and group levels. That said the longer class conflict goes on without being consciously directed towards the abolishment of the socioeconomic system whose inherent contradictions bring it into being in the first place, the more chaotic it will become until the point where the mutual ruin of the competing classes is all but guaranteed as a result.
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2023.06.09 10:12 ALadWellBalanced New to this. Doing Cloud Quest and have hit an issue

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2023.06.09 10:10 EvanDeadlySins Live NJPW & AJPW & NOAH All Together Again Discussion Thread

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2023.06.09 10:09 No-Independence9093 [spoilers all] Which of the 3 magic amps is better.

As we know in the dragon age mages have 3 main ways to boost their magic. Each have their own pros and cons. And I ask which do you guys think is better.
Lyrium; needs to mined and refined before a mage can be in the same room, is addictive, has nasty long term side effects, expensive, and the chantry controls it. That said it is apparently abundant, doesn't have any moral and minimal short term physical risks (once refined)
Blood magic; half of Thadeus calls it evil and kill the users on site, increases the risk of possession and it does offer more power the more blood is used (and it doesn't have to be the mage's) so it technically encourages murder. That said the supply is everywhere, killing is not mandatory, blood of the enemy works just as good as the mages, has no upper limit on power, and the other half of Thadeus is ok with it.
Spirits; seem to only amp certain types of spells, opens mages up to possession, and is barely tolerated. That said the boost to the spells is crazy high, get some interesting friends, never requires money and might even reverse your own death.
I am kinda torn between blood magic and spirits. Been an advocate for blood magic for years but the spirits are also cool.
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2023.06.09 10:03 wordswithoutmusic Oliveira: "The accidents in the start season? It's not fault of the format"

Source https://m.gpone.com/it/2023/06/09/motogp/oliveira-gli-incidenti-di-inizio-stagione-non-e-colpa-del-format.html
After a troubled start to the championship Miguel Oliveira is ready to go back in riding his Aprilia RS-GP, on the track of Mugello. The first race for the Portuguese after shoulder injury left suffered in Jerez, which held him away from the track in the Le Mans Round
"I feel good. I've had five weeks to recover, which are not many to get here 100%, but I hope are enough to mount and check my condition: you can try to brake at more than 300 km/h only when returning By motorbike. The team wants it to be fully restored and competitive, so i will take more time if should I see that the shoulder will prevent me to do what they asked me, just in case contrary I will go on to address the weekend," explained the team manager RNF extension.
One of the worst weekends for re-enter, considering the difficulties of a demanding track like that of Mugello.
"That's true, but it's not me who chooses Even the Sachsenring is not the best for the left side of the body, which is proper the one where I got injured at shoulder, I'll still give my all"ha commented Miguel, convinced he had enough strength in the shoulder, per face the Tuscan ups and downs: "I'm here pilots thinner than me - he joked - Obviously I couldn't train as I usually did, especially for regarding the top of the body, because I can only do a few push-ups, I'm not a 100% pilot, but I hope it will go well"
The team director, Wilco Zeelenberg, is said worried about how he is going the season, since Oliveira is not The only rider to have already been injured twice. The person concerned, however, does not if he feels like criticizing the new format of the MotoGP weekend as far as it is success so far.
"I analyzed my every fall, including the two occasions I have injured and I think there is nothing for which I can blame the system for what happened - explained Miguel I don't think you can blame the Sprints Race for the accidents that there have been, also because most of the accidents occurred on Sunday I can only emphasize the fact that with the Sprint Race riders approach the race on Sunday having already in mind what to do or where to go and think this generates some overexcitement in the first rounds, It is not however a question of a aspect that i can't blame or what can in some way retain its the_cause, I like this system.
"We are all very fast, we all have the same devices and we all leave more or less at the same instant, because It all depends on your reaction time lights, which can vary by one or two tenths. We are all close and there is no way that someone can make a big one difference right now. That's all very tight and I believe it is treated only of bad luck - he said - The Race Direction has nothing to do with it with accidents, because I don't think so just that the decisions of the Stewards they may have to do with the aggressiveness of the pilots. I do not think someone behaves more aggressive, because the Stewards do not sanction or why they should".
"It was an exaggeration in my opinion. I don't think he should be penalized, and I was the victim in that case - he admitted Oliveira - This is how I see it I, but I am neither a judge nor God to be able to tell the absolute truth. Each one has its own interpretation. It's normal And the Stewards are also nothing but three people deciding, This is the reality"
It would be necessary to reduce the risks convince pilots to keep a more conservative approach to Sunday?
"Everyone has their own approach. Now you have the opportunity to go to points where maybe you wouldn't have expected it, on the short distance, so everyone tries to take advantage of it, while on Sunday the mentality should be different because the race is longer and you don't have need to force as you have to do al Saturday. A lot of things have happened in these first five races, but I think we'll need a full season to get a clear picture of what we can get from the double race - commented the Aprilia rider - I don't see what we could do change the format or why. Would be certainly more convenient not to have the Qualifying on Friday, but in the end it is The same for everyone"
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2023.06.09 09:59 Protolife2003 Be careful where you drive late at night

As a disclaimer; I should mention for this story I will be using the real first names of the people involved because I don't believe giving a first name basis will dox or infringe the privacy of anybody mentioned in this story.
This took place back around the fall of 2020 around late October. One night three of my friends Nate, Charles, Jordan and I decided to meet up at a local park around midnight just located within my friend Jordan's neighborhood to have one of our relentless hot-boxing smoke sessions.
Since this was our senior year of high-school and with the pandemic and political animosity going on at the time; like many other kids we were basically stuck at home for the most part attending online classes and barely getting out of our houses since most public places were closed.
Because of this . . We all ended up smoking weed to kill time and basically have a little bit of fun, so having these "hotbox" sessions wasn't anything new to us since we've been smoking since August of that same year. I recently stopped smoking altogether due to unrelated issues but I digress.
Back to the story.
About an hour after our smoke session the four of us reluctantly agreed to start driving out of the park and around town for a while with my friend Jordan being the driver, Nate in the front passenger seat with Charles and I in the back. Stupid, I know.
20 minutes into our drive being the intoxicated idiots that we were, having the windows cracked. We decided to put on Dead Space ambience music just for shits and giggles as we were making our way out of a residential area and onto a two-way main road that led out into the rural part of town.
To give you an idea of the scenery; we were driving through one of those semi-rural suburban neighborhoods you’d find out in the middle of nowhere. For those of you who live in the rural south or the midwest, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Since it was completely pitch black and we were practically in the middle of nowhere bumping creepy ambient music while approaching a dimly lit intersection, it began to give off an eerie liminal vibe that was kinda fitting for the season.
As we approached the intersection my mind began to green out and race about the unknown beyond the darkness that enshrined our surroundings.
"Heh it'd be really fucking terrifying if we came across a humanoid like the wendigo or something" I said to myself.
At that point we had reached the intersection and since I was looking to my left I immediately noticed a figure emerging out of the pitch black.
As the figure got under the street light, I realized that what I was looking at was a woman in pigtails dressed in a really classy, clean outfit with a tan blouse and high heels.
I instinctively sobered up and took this as a bad sign from all the stories I’ve heard and just knew something was wrong because who the hell would be out at 1 A.M. in a classy outfit out in the middle of nowhere
In a matter of seconds my worst fear came to life as this woman began to approach the car and I really didn't want any of us taking any chances with this woman.
I started to freak out and told my buddy:
"Jordan . . There's a woman coming at us . . . Turn the car NOW!"
Our friend Nate noticed a second figure dressed in all black slowly emerge from the rear end of the car just about 15 feet away by our right side slowly approaching.
This only instilled more fear in all of us about the situation that was happening before us.
Charles instantly caught on and saw what we were seeing as this woman practically began running at us screaming
"HEY . . HELP ME PLEASE . . STOP"
Charles then began aggressively slapping Jordan's shoulder in a panic Shouting at my friend:
"JORDAN BUDDY TURN THE FUCKING CAR".
Jordan, still zooted of the weed, was confused for a split second before he saw that this woman and the man in black were mere FEET from the car.
In a panic He yelled:
AH SHIT . . NAH BRO!” as he peeled the car to the right and in the opposite direction from where this woman and man came running from.
We all sobered up a bit being creeped out and confused as to what just happened but laughed it off because of how intoxicated we all still were
Needless to say we still question why the woman was running at us screaming and what the intentions were from the man dressed in all black behind the car.
My morbid curiosity gets the better of me sometimes and I’d like some theories as to what could’ve happened to all 4 of us during that night.
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2023.06.09 09:57 sylrousar94 I pissed in my dates car

So. I (F28) met a guy at work (M38) and told him I had never been asked out on a proper date. Like an actual go out to dinner and really be treated to a nice night. I usually just get invited to hang out at someone's place or treat them to a meal or activity etc.
Anyway, we had hung out a few times prior at his place and such which is perfectly fine since my life is a cartoon and nothing ever happens "typically" to me lol. So, I had spent the night at his and when we woke up, he tells me what he has planned for the day. We're gonna get up, get ready, drive over the pass to the "big city" (we live like 64 miles east of a big touristy town for the area over a mountain pass) and spend the day over there, eat, see a movie, shop, really whatever fits the bill. I'm like cool, sounds like a day, fucking pumped for it, love it.
We head over, having a great time, lots of laughs, good conversation etc. It's like an hour drive so great time to chat lol. We dick around for a while and decide to go eat at a local pub style resturant in town that we don't really get to enjoy unless we're in the area so why not? Well, we're talking and eating and get some drinks. Specifically, Irish Death. I had about 4 or 5 20oz glasses and I think he had like 2 lol. Bill comes, he paid, and he goes yknow I think we should hit the restrooms before we leave and I was like nah I'm good (foreshadowing, I was not). He goes to the restroom, I don't. I have never liked using public restrooms, my mom was a bit of a germaphobe when I was younger so I just got good at holding it lol. Anyway, he comes back, I stand up and in that moment, I transitioned from stone cold sober, to fucking loaded in a blink of an eye. But I got my shit handled and we walked out to the car and head home.
As we are driving, I'm noticing the pressure in my bladder begins to build. Okay, whatever, I got this. We make it over the pass. Fabulous, only like 30 miles to go. The pressure is becoming painful. Still got this. Make it into the first bigger town in the valley. Tell dude we should stop at my place because " I gotta race like a piss horse", he's like cool, not a problem we should grab some extra clothes and shit while we're there too. I'm like hell yeah, 30miles just went to like 15, I got this but GOD do I have to pee.
Keep on driving. We get 1 (one) mile away from my house and I am begging this man to pull over because I AM going to piss myself. I'm doing the potty dance, wiggling, anything to distract from the agony that I am in. This man says we are less than a mile away and as he says this, I uncontrollably piss myself.
Do you know what it's like as an adult, to look into the eyes of another adult and tell them you just pissed yourself? because I didn't until that moment. This man is howling. He's like "ONE MILE!!!! WE ARE ONE MILE AWAY!!!! I CAN SEE YOUR HOUSE!!!!" which I am apologizing like a mad woman in between my own laughs because of course I would do this on my first real date.
We pull into my place, I immediately grab a towel and cleaner (THANK GOD for leather seats) and clean his car up, go inside, say thank you for the date and apologized again. Told him he can leave (because even though I'm tanked and laughing, I am mortified) and I'm sorry for any trouble and I totally understand if he doesn't want to see me again, no hard feelings because I would also like to never see me again too. He reassures me because now I'm starting to break down. I strip and get in the shower and ugly cry and when I got out he was just chilling on my couch. I told him I was ok and he really doesn't have to wait for me and I'll be ok. I go to my room and throw on the most depressing and comfy clothes I have because, clearly, I will never see him again because I'm a nightmare. I plop on my bed and curl up to cry and have my drunk pitty party, and he comes in and curls up right behind me on my bed and just held me.
After like 2 mins of my pitty party he gently shakes me and goes "so, are you done? Ready to get up now? We have plans still and I still wanna hang out with you." I spun around so fast because, like, really??? Were you not there for this whole traumatic experience??? And he just said, next time I suggest we use the restroom, you should probably do that lmaooo.
Anyway, we're engaged now and I have never been more happy or loved in my entire life and this is definitely one of the most embarrassing stories that has ever happened to me. But, hey, now it's at least on the internet for forever.
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2023.06.09 09:50 Ok_Flamingo8910 Needing some insight

So I'm a late bloomer. Not just with coming out, but with dating, intimacy, and relationships in general. My first/last relationship was 10yrs ago with a man. It only lasted for six months and it literally just... happened. Seriously, he was a hook up and a snow storm hit where we were quarantined for 3 days and the bastard took 6 months to leave. I'm not even sure if it counts.
Before I came out, I didn't date at all. I hate everything about dating apps. I'm not photogenic and I'm better with in person interactions than the texting leading up to first dates. Forced/initial conversations always felt as if i was at work. So convos on apps would lead to a dead end bc my fancy was never tickled good enough to see a guy irl. I used to go years at time minding my business and get on a dating app for approx two weeks before deleting it altogether. Personality wise, I'm reserved but kind when engaging with ppl. My friends say I remind them of cat if the comparison helps. With my job, I mostly listen and don't talk much. This practice has bled into my personal life as well.
So now that I feel like I'm living my truth, there's this HUGE wave of reluctance and anxiety about dating for really the first time at 32 years old. I'm scared that I'll be seen negatively bc of my lack of experience with dating and relationships in general; as well as, my personality and how I engage with others.
To get to the point:
May I get some insight or experiences of being with a late bloomer like myself? be it a late bloomer lesbian or late bloomer with dating and relationships altogether. Or share your experience with dating a supreme introvert? What were the thoughts and emotions surrounding the experience? Hopefully, reading the perspective from the opposite side will assist me with not amplifying my insecurities and just go for it! Bc I want to...but I feel like such a...child...with having no experience at all embarking on a search for a life partner. Thank you in advance!!
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5 X Quest Pro Controllers 4 X Quest 2s, 2 X Pico 4, A Bobo M2 Pro Battery Pack, 50+ FREE Game Keys Tonnes of hoodies, caps and beanies. We have great games to give away too, here is a complete list of the games each of which we have 1-2 keys to give away for FREE!
More Info: https://discord.gg/bantaverse
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50+ FREE Game Keys on Quest up for grabs!
Zombies Noir GrooVR - Air drumming Finger Gun Unplugged: Air Guitar Blockworks Farming Tractor Airport Ground Handling Simulator VR Cubism Trippy Tavern Gravity Lab Eye of the Temple Vader Immortal: Episode I,II and III Marvel's Iron Man VR The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners The Walking Dead: - Chapter 2: Retribution BONELAB Swordsman Among Us Blade & Sorcery: Nomad Contractors Beat Saber Drunkn Bar Fight Job Simulator Vacation Simulator Walkabout Mini Golf Pistol Whip Red Matter Red Matter 2 Resident Evil 4 Titans of Space PLUS SUPERHOT VR Breachers Into the Radius Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted Shave & Stuff The Room VR: A Dark Matter Hand Physics Lab World Of Mechs Fruit Ninja 2 Medal of Honor™: Above and Beyond ARK and ADE Windlands Tetris® Effect: Connected The Climb The Climb 2 Green Hell VR Thief Simulator VR: Greenview Street The Thrill of the Fight
How do i Enter?
These giveaways will be a little different to giveaways we have run in the past, more challenging and we hope more fun too! To mix things up we have hidden these giveaways inside a game for you to find - just like an easter egg! This means there is some challenge but for those that are up to it, they get much higher chances of winning these prizes!!
To start with we have hidden 100+ giveaways inside different worlds in our game Banter! All you have to do is download the game and look for these buttons and click them! Once you click them it will reveal a link to the hidden giveaway!
Tip: Take a screenshot in-vr to collect them along the way by pressing Oculus button + Right Trigger.

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We are excited to experiment with this new form of giveaways, and we hope to expand this to other games too in the future!
We just launched a new space in Banter called SlipStream Island! You can find it in the menu, it's a lot of fun sliding and slipping around! A massive space to explore with friends too! It has 25 hidden giveaways in it too!
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Ok if you have read down this far, Congrats! You will be rewarded with more info to make it easier to find the hidden giveaways. Yay!
Here is where all the prizes are and how much is in each world:
SlipStream Island (25 prizes) Backrooms (15 prizes) Winter Sport Resort (10 Prizes) Dive To Atlantis (7 Prizes) Outset Island - Night (5 Prizes) RPM Tag (5 prizes) ISS (4 prizes) GoldenEye Dam (3 Prizes) Quest Homes (3 Prizes) Mars One (3 prizes) New Users World (3 prizes) Croft Mansion (3 prizes) Cinema (3 prizes) Poolhouse (3 prizes) Time Warp Cabaret (2 prizes) Rocket Party (1 prize) Star Trek Bridge (1 prize) SQ Community Hub (1 prize) Meditation Clearance (1 prize) Ben’s Toy House (1 prize) Custom Home: Steam Void (1 prize) All Star Wars Custom Homes (3 total prize, 1 in each)

SideQuest Desktop: SideQuest Stream now with audio!

v0.10.35 of SideQuest now supports streaming with audio!
Until now you weren't able to get audio in the SideQuest Stream feature, but as of three weeks ago the Quest 2 could finally do this due to the android 12 upgrade in v51 firmware, and that 3 weeks ago scrcpy released version 2 of their software which now supports audio out of the box on Android 11+! For anyone who streams or records long gameplay sessions this is an awesome update to get. No more need for audio cables, or bluetooth transmitters/receivers. Yay!
Grab the latest version here!

SideQuest In-VR: Custom Homes from inside VR is back!

Use SideQuest inside your headset for an all round easier experience!
As users started to get v51 on their devices we realized that some features broke on the SideQuest in-VR app. After we got over cursing Meta for breaking some stuff, we worked hard to get the app working at its best again. One of the biggest problems was that custom homes no longer worked when installed this way and could only be installed using the good old SideQuest desktop app. I'm happy to say that we have now fixed that issue and custom homes are now working again so feel free to dive into your favorite custom homes from inside the headset again. We also fixed a number of issues with the search an d filtering system that we also broken in the v51 update.
Grab the latest version here!
That's all for now! Thanks from the whole SideQuest team! ❤️
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2023.06.09 09:45 pastelpinkpotato Health Anxiety - Where do I start?

Hi! I'm 24F from Philippines, currently living independently away from the province. I've been struggling with health anxiety features since 2020 but it became much worse last year after a major health issue I encountered. Apologies for the length, but I appreciate your patience. Any comments are much welcome.
TL;DR: I'm a 24-year-old woman living independently, dealing with health anxiety that has worsened after a major health issue last year. I underwent unexpected surgery and a six-month medication for a cancer scare, with physical recovery at 90% but mental struggles persisting. Anxiety triggers my GERD and vice versa, leading to sleepless nights and fear of death. I have dextroscoliosis, hyperacidity, and a recent diagnosis of hiatal hernia. Seeking help for persistent back pain, neck pressure, and nerve tingling, unsure where to start. Considering a neurologist for a brain scan or a psychiatrist for mental health support. Financial difficulties add to the challenges. Open to guidance and recommendations.
Just a background, I already struggle with a couple of conditions through the years:
*have dextroscoliosis since I was 14
*have hyperacidity, recently diagnosed with hiatal hernia (Feb 2023)
Everything went down last August 2022 when I experienced chest pain at work and was rushed to the ER. While my ECG was normal, I was advised to undergo a chest MRI due to my dextroscoliosis. Surprisingly, my spine was found to be stable, but the scan revealed a 4cm mediastinal mass near my thymus gland. Initially suspected as thymoma, a type of cancer, I sought a second opinion and consulted a thoracic cardiovascular surgeon. The TCVS specialist believed it was likely a benign tumor but advised against a direct biopsy due to its delicate location. Consequently, we opted for surgery in September. During the procedure, the tumors were successfully removed, and a frozen section indicated tuberculosis (TB) as the cause. As the remaining cysts were benign, they were also excised. After two weeks of hospitalization, a second biopsy confirmed the tuberculosis diagnosis, and I was referred to the TB program for treatment.
Surprisingly, my TB was almost asymptomatic, with only occasional chest pain as the noticeable symptom. It's alarming to realize that the virus can manifest in such a manner. I have been diligently took my prescribed medication for 6 months but I have struggled with the harsh side effects. The initial two weeks were particularly challenging, as I was recovering from surgery while enduring the medication-induced vomiting, body pain, and fatigue. Additionally, the post-surgery pills caused severe acid reflux. While sputum accompanied by acid was common, I experienced blood in my sputum once, but the doctor reassured me that it was normal. I also experienced excessive hypersalivation for three weeks, likely due to stress and anxiety, but that has subsided after a recent follow-up checkup. Overall, I underwent significant physical, mental, and emotional distress.
In March 2023, I completed my TB medication, but unfortunately, it had a negative impact on my gastrointestinal health. To address my worsening condition, I underwent an endoscopy in February 2023 while still on my TB medication. The results revealed that I have a Level 3 Hiatal Hernia and Non-erosive Gastritis. Fortunately, I tested negative for H. pylori infection and received clearance from Barrett's esophagus, stomach ulcers, and other potential diagnoses. My doctor prescribed Pantoprazole 40mg for 30 days, and since then, I have noticed a significant reduction in acid reflux and heartburn.
It is worth mentioning that during the past seven months, I have been admitted to the emergency room four times due to mistaking severe heartburn for a heart attack. These experiences have heightened my health anxiety to some extent.
Currently, I am no longer taking any medication, but I am facing challenges with persistent back pain, pressure in the upper neck, and nerve tingling. I recently had an X-ray and consulted with my orthopedic specialist, who attributed my symptoms to overwork and recommended starting physical therapy within two weeks.
However, things have worsened since then. Over the past five days, my sleep pattern has been extremely disrupted. I manage to sleep, but it's far from the restful slumber I am accustomed to. On workdays, I am grateful for just three hours of sleep. Last night was particularly difficult as I couldn't sleep at all until 7 AM. I constantly feel a sensation of choking and suffocation, even without any apparent trigger. Although my blood pressure and pulse rate are normal, I can't shake the feeling that I might die the moment I fall asleep.
Sharing this here is incredibly difficult for me, and I humbly request your patience and understanding. I'm breaking down as I type this, to be honest. I am seeking guidance on where to seek help. Should I begin by consulting a neurologist for a brain scan, as I'm unsure if my discomfort and nerve tingling are related to neurological issues? Or would it be more appropriate to start with a psychiatrist? Additionally, I would appreciate any recommendations for reputable institutions or healthcare providers, as I am currently facing financial challenges due to medical expenses incurred last year.
Thank you for taking the time to read my message. I am grateful for your support, and I extend my best wishes to everyone for their well-being and recovery.
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2023.06.09 09:42 NothernSun22 25 [M4F] Australia/Anywhere, Searching for Love and Genuine Connections - Let's Create Something Beautiful

I come before you today with a hopeful heart and a yearning for love. As a 25-year-old man, I'm on a quest to find that special someone who can ignite a spark in my life and create a deep, meaningful connection.
About Me:
I consider myself a sincere and compassionate individual, always striving to bring positivity and joy to the lives of those around me. I have a wide range of interests and passions that make me who I am. Whether it's engaging in deep conversations about life's mysteries, enjoying shared hobbies and adventures, or simply basking in the warmth of each other's presence, I believe in cherishing every moment.
Interests:
Art and Creativity: I find solace and inspiration in the realm of art. Let's appreciate the beauty of paintings, sculptures, and various artistic expressions together. If you have a creative side or simply appreciate the wonders of human imagination, we will connect on a profound level.
Exploring Nature: Nature has a way of captivating my soul, and I am constantly drawn to its breathtaking landscapes. Whether it's strolling along serene beaches, hiking through lush forests, or marveling at stunning mountain vistas, I find peace and tranquility in the great outdoors. If you share this passion, let's embark on unforgettable adventures together.
Music and Melodies: Music is the universal language of emotions, capable of expressing what words often fail to convey. I have a deep appreciation for different genres and love discovering new melodies that touch my heart. If you have a favorite artist or song that speaks to your soul, I'd be thrilled to listen and share the magic of music with you.
What I'm Looking For:
I am in search of a genuine connection, a soulful bond that transcends superficiality. I long to meet a woman who believes in love and is ready to embark on a beautiful journey with me. Someone who is kind-hearted, compassionate, and yearns for a deep connection built on trust and understanding.
Together, let's create something extraordinary—a love that inspires us to be the best versions of ourselves, to support and uplift each other, and to explore the vast possibilities that life has to offer. Let's build a foundation of trust, honesty, and shared values as we navigate the joys and challenges that love brings.
If you are a wonderful woman seeking love and a genuine connection, please don't hesitate to reach out. Send me a message or leave a comment below, and let's see if our hearts can find harmony in this vast digital universe.
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2023.06.09 09:42 NothernSun22 25 [M4F] Australia/Anywhere, Searching for Love and Genuine Connections - Let's Create Something Beautiful

I come before you today with a hopeful heart and a yearning for love. As a 25-year-old man, I'm on a quest to find that special someone who can ignite a spark in my life and create a deep, meaningful connection.
About Me:
I consider myself a sincere and compassionate individual, always striving to bring positivity and joy to the lives of those around me. I have a wide range of interests and passions that make me who I am. Whether it's engaging in deep conversations about life's mysteries, enjoying shared hobbies and adventures, or simply basking in the warmth of each other's presence, I believe in cherishing every moment.
Interests:
Art and Creativity: I find solace and inspiration in the realm of art. Let's appreciate the beauty of paintings, sculptures, and various artistic expressions together. If you have a creative side or simply appreciate the wonders of human imagination, we will connect on a profound level.
Exploring Nature: Nature has a way of captivating my soul, and I am constantly drawn to its breathtaking landscapes. Whether it's strolling along serene beaches, hiking through lush forests, or marveling at stunning mountain vistas, I find peace and tranquility in the great outdoors. If you share this passion, let's embark on unforgettable adventures together.
Music and Melodies: Music is the universal language of emotions, capable of expressing what words often fail to convey. I have a deep appreciation for different genres and love discovering new melodies that touch my heart. If you have a favorite artist or song that speaks to your soul, I'd be thrilled to listen and share the magic of music with you.
What I'm Looking For:
I am in search of a genuine connection, a soulful bond that transcends superficiality. I long to meet a woman who believes in love and is ready to embark on a beautiful journey with me. Someone who is kind-hearted, compassionate, and yearns for a deep connection built on trust and understanding.
Together, let's create something extraordinary—a love that inspires us to be the best versions of ourselves, to support and uplift each other, and to explore the vast possibilities that life has to offer. Let's build a foundation of trust, honesty, and shared values as we navigate the joys and challenges that love brings.
If you are a wonderful woman seeking love and a genuine connection, please don't hesitate to reach out. Send me a message or leave a comment below, and let's see if our hearts can find harmony in this vast digital universe.
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2023.06.09 09:40 pastelpinkpotato Health Anxiety - Where do I start?

Hi! I'm 24F, currently living independently away from the province. I've been struggling with health anxiety features since 2020 but it became much worse last year after a major health issue I encountered. Apologies for the length, but I appreciate your patience. Any comments are much welcome.
TL;DR: I'm a 24-year-old woman living independently, dealing with health anxiety that has worsened after a major health issue last year. I underwent unexpected surgery and a six-month medication for a cancer scare, with physical recovery at 90% but mental struggles persisting. Anxiety triggers my GERD and vice versa, leading to sleepless nights and fear of death. I have dextroscoliosis, hyperacidity, and a recent diagnosis of hiatal hernia. Seeking help for persistent back pain, neck pressure, and nerve tingling, unsure where to start. Considering a neurologist for a brain scan or a psychiatrist for mental health support. Financial difficulties add to the challenges. Open to guidance and recommendations.
Just a background, I already struggle with a couple of conditions through the years: *have dextroscoliosis since I was 14 *have hyperacidity, recently diagnosed with hiatal hernia (Feb 2023)
Everything went down last August 2022 when I experienced chest pain at work and was rushed to the ER. While my ECG was normal, I was advised to undergo a chest MRI due to my dextroscoliosis. Surprisingly, my spine was found to be stable, but the scan revealed a 4cm mediastinal mass near my thymus gland. Initially suspected as thymoma, a type of cancer, I sought a second opinion and consulted a thoracic cardiovascular surgeon. The TCVS specialist believed it was likely a benign tumor but advised against a direct biopsy due to its delicate location. Consequently, we opted for surgery in September. During the procedure, the tumors were successfully removed, and a frozen section indicated tuberculosis (TB) as the cause. As the remaining cysts were benign, they were also excised. After two weeks of hospitalization, a second biopsy confirmed the tuberculosis diagnosis, and I was referred to the TB program for treatment.
Surprisingly, my TB was almost asymptomatic, with only occasional chest pain as the noticeable symptom. It's alarming to realize that the virus can manifest in such a manner. I have been diligently took my prescribed medication for 6 months but I have struggled with the harsh side effects. The initial two weeks were particularly challenging, as I was recovering from surgery while enduring the medication-induced vomiting, body pain, and fatigue. Additionally, the post-surgery pills caused severe acid reflux. While sputum accompanied by acid was common, I experienced blood in my sputum once, but the doctor reassured me that it was normal. I also experienced excessive hypersalivation for three weeks, likely due to stress and anxiety, but that has subsided after a recent follow-up checkup. Overall, I underwent significant physical, mental, and emotional distress.
In March 2023, I completed my TB medication, but unfortunately, it had a negative impact on my gastrointestinal health. To address my worsening condition, I underwent an endoscopy in February 2023 while still on my TB medication. The results revealed that I have a Level 3 Hiatal Hernia and Non-erosive Gastritis. Fortunately, I tested negative for H. pylori infection and received clearance from Barrett's esophagus, stomach ulcers, and other potential diagnoses. My doctor prescribed Pantoprazole 40mg for 30 days, and since then, I have noticed a significant reduction in acid reflux and heartburn.
It is worth mentioning that during the past seven months, I have been admitted to the emergency room four times due to mistaking severe heartburn for a heart attack. These experiences have heightened my health anxiety to some extent.
Currently, I am no longer taking any medication, but I am facing challenges with persistent back pain, pressure in the upper neck, and nerve tingling. I recently had an X-ray and consulted with my orthopedic specialist, who attributed my symptoms to overwork and recommended starting physical therapy within two weeks.
However, things have worsened since then. Over the past five days, my sleep pattern has been extremely disrupted. I manage to sleep, but it's far from the restful slumber I am accustomed to. On workdays, I am grateful for just three hours of sleep. Last night was particularly difficult as I couldn't sleep at all until 7 AM. I constantly feel a sensation of choking and suffocation, even without any apparent trigger. Although my blood pressure and pulse rate are normal, I can't shake the feeling that I might die the moment I fall asleep.
Sharing this here is incredibly difficult for me, and I humbly request your patience and understanding. I'm breaking down as I type this, to be honest. I am seeking guidance on where to seek help. Should I begin by consulting a neurologist for a brain scan, as I'm unsure if my discomfort and nerve tingling are related to neurological issues? Or would it be more appropriate to start with a psychiatrist? Additionally, I would appreciate any recommendations for reputable institutions or healthcare providers, as I am currently facing financial challenges due to medical expenses incurred last year.
Thank you for taking the time to read my message. I am grateful for your support, and I extend my best wishes to everyone for their well-being and recovery.
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2023.06.09 09:38 Pebblesresorts Riverside Camps in Rishikesh

Experience Tranquility and Adventure at River Side Camps in Rishikesh by Pebble Resort
Nestled in the picturesque town of Rishikesh, amidst the serene landscapes of Uttarakhand, lies the Pebble Resort—an idyllic destination that offers an unparalleled experience of river side camps in rishikesh. Rishikesh, renowned as the "Yoga Capital of the World," attracts travelers from all corners of the globe seeking solace, spirituality, and adventure. The river side camps provided by Pebble Resort not only allow you to bask in the natural beauty of the Ganges but also provide a gateway to thrilling outdoor activities that will leave you rejuvenated and captivated.
Located along the banks of the holy river Ganges, Pebble Resort boasts a tranquil and serene ambiance. As you step into the resort, you'll immediately be greeted by the soothing sound of the flowing river, the whispering breeze, and the chirping of birds. The river side camps offer a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature, away from the chaos and stress of everyday life. The resort blends harmoniously with its surroundings, creating a seamless integration between man-made comfort and the raw beauty of the environment.
The river side rafting camp at Pebble Resort are designed to provide utmost comfort and convenience. You can choose from a variety of accommodation options, ranging from cozy tents to luxury cottages. Each camp is tastefully decorated, with comfortable beds, clean linens, and all the necessary amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. The sound of the river lulling you to sleep at night and the gentle sunlight waking you up in the morning will make your experience truly magical.
One of the highlights of staying at the river side camps in Rishikesh is the plethora of adventure activities available at your doorstep. Rishikesh is famous for its white-water rafting, and Pebble Resort offers thrilling rafting experiences suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters. As you navigate the rapids of the Ganges, you'll feel an adrenaline rush like never before. Other adventure activities include trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, and camping under the starlit sky. The resort has expert guides and trainers who ensure your safety while also enhancing your experience with their knowledge of the region.
Beyond the adventure, Rishikesh is a haven for spirituality and wellness. The resort organizes yoga and meditation sessions by the river, allowing you to immerse yourself in the ancient practices that have drawn seekers for centuries. You can also visit nearby ashrams and temples, where you can learn about the rich cultural heritage and spirituality that Rishikesh is known for.
The culinary delights at Pebble Resort are not to be missed. The resort offers a range of delectable dishes, blending local flavors with international cuisines. Enjoy a riverside breakfast as the sun rises, savor a delicious lunch amidst the greenery, and indulge in a candlelit dinner by the riverbank—a truly unforgettable experience for your taste buds.
In conclusion, the river side camps at Pebble Resort in Rishikesh offer a perfect blend of tranquility and adventure. Whether you seek a peaceful retreat in nature, an adrenaline-pumping adventure, or a spiritual journey, this destination has it all. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Ganges, rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, and create memories that will last a lifetime. The river side camps at Pebble Resort are waiting to welcome you with open arms.
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2023.06.09 09:34 secretthrowaway1010 I (24M) could really, really use your advice and comments (please reply if you can). I am struggling with medication management whilst enduring a flare up in my OCD.

I am at a complete loss on what to do. I have suffered from OCD since childhood, but experienced a major peak when I was 18. I’ve been on multiple medications since. I usually respond very poorly in terms of side effects.
I got off Lexapro (20mg) in December of 2022 and switched to Venlafaxine (75mg). For some reason, every time I get off a medication I’m in heaven for about a month or so before my withdrawal. Is this normal? I had a really bad withdrawal when February came. I’ve been less functional than when I was on Lexapro but my side effects have alleviated more (possibly the lower dosage).
The issue is, I’ve been travelled abroad for the summer and I am experiencing a major flare up. I can’t believe this is happening. Could it be the low dosage? Can withdrawal happen for multiple months? I had a lot of triggers through traveling, which is why I am usually home bound, but I challenged myself by biting the bullet and now I fear I am facing the consequences. Should I have stayed in my place and just not explored?
I am trying to do ERP but the thoughts keep haunting me. It’s been six years and it’s embedded in my brain. Do you all have tips on how I can distract myself, improve my mood, etc.? Is it possible to get alterations from my meds from abroad? I am desperate for this to go well as I have a friend joining me. All I want is to make memories with them and I am just suffering
Prozac gave me cystic acne, hyperhydrosis, and leaky gut (i’d literally smell like shit because of the fecal matter exiting my body). Lexapro gave me intense bloating (it was painful af) and weight gain (60 pounds). Life became more manageable but I couldn’t stand how I felt and looked.
Venlafaxine feels weak and I have less to work with in terms of ocd alleviation (although I lost 20 of the 60 pounds I gained).
Any comments, support, or advice can help. You all don’t know how desperate I am for this to go away, at least for the next few weeks. I am just a young man who has had years of potential experiences, happiness, and success stolen from him because of this disorder. I just want a pass this one time.
EDIT: I’ve never done drugs in my life (alcohol, weed, etc.), but if it can possible help in the short-term, I’ll give in just to be able to enjoy this time.
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2023.06.09 09:29 PaulSwain MARVEL LEGENDS COLLECTORS/COMIC ART FANS...

Updating this with some edits as a fair few slots have been taken now...

It's obviously a hard time financially for everyone-
So I've been helping out comic fans, so they can get a bit of luxury and indulgence they might not be able to stretch to otherwise...
If you like original comic-style art, or know somebody who does that you want to spoil, or if you just want to flip some art as it's one of the few things to almost always appreciate:
If you have Marvel Legends figures you wanna offload because they no longer fit your collection, or you've changed them out for another version of the character, or you're getting out completely- And you'd just prefer something created specifically, exclusively for you:
I'll do you a commission in return for what I need.
Professional, exclusive art, as cheap as it gets!
I'm looking to fill some gaps and offer some bargain work at the same time- So you help me, I help you! You offload what you don't want, I devote time and skill to you with something that's usually pretty unaffordable.
You've already paid for the figures you don't need, you'll have seen you're unlikely to make your costs back in a flooded secondary marketplace anymore; so now you can trade up and get original art instead but without paying original art prices or anything other than postage!
You pay the postage (figure to me, art to you), but your art is entirely paid for with toys you just don't want or need anymore.
So we're both protected, as a trade: The safest way to do this is always via PayPal 'goods and services'. We each pay the other the value of the deal (so the payments immediately cancel out each other), but we're both fully covered by PayPal if anything goes wrong then. No deal is guaranteed to be completely hassle-free, but this is at least risk-free and fully protected.
I post art fully tracked, so you'll always have confirmation and a method to follow it.
The figure you're trading doesn't need to be boxed at all, I don't collect 'in box', anyway (so postage is much, much cheaper) - Just need it complete, in good condition without defects/flaws, and with all it's accessories (excluding BAF pieces- don't need them).
I'll do you any comics character you like (just not movie/live-action depictions- likenesses take a lot longer so cost a lot more).
There are five options, all for much, much less than would ever be offered otherwise, with the lowest tiers at incredible deals.
Tier one:
Any one figure from list A
= 1 x A5 bust (head, shoulders, some upper chest), black and white, no background detail
Tier two:
Any two figures from list A
= 1 x A4 half body (waist up), black and white, no background detail
Tier three:
Any three figures from list A or any one figure from list B
= 1 x A4 full body, black and white, no background detail
Tier four:
Any five figures from list A or any two figures from list B
= 1 x A4 full body, grey scale, basic background
Tier five:
Any seven figures from list A or any three figures from list B
= 1 x A4 full body, colour washes, standard background
List A
-'Retro'/'Vintage' Black Widow (2017) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Black Widow 'Deadly Origin' (2020) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Kang (2020) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Sub-MarineNamor (2018)
-Shang Chi (2019) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Doctor Doom (2019)
-Red Hand Ninja (2021) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Walgreens Sue Storm & H.E.R.B.I.E. (2017)
-Bombastic Bagman (2023) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Vulture (2019) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Hydro Man (2019) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Bullseye (2017)
-Elektra (2018)
-Typhoid Mary (2018)
-Deadpool (2016, not knockoff)
-Cloak (2018)
-Dagger (2018)
-Carnage (2020)
-Carnage (2018)
-Quicksilver (from 'Family Matters' set, 2019, blue suit) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Walmart Black Panther (2017)
-Jigsaw (2022) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Misty Knight (2015)
-Taskmaster (2018)
-Death's Head 2 (2017)
-Molecule Man (2023)
List B
-Deluxe War Machine (2020)
-Walgreen's Moon Knight (white suit) (2020)
-80th Anniversary Hulk (from 2 pack, 2019, not knockoff)
-80th Anniversary Wolverine (from 2 pack, 2019)
-80th Anniversary Thor (2019) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-'Retro'/'Vintage' Hawkeye (2018)
-'Retro'/'Vintage' Vision (2018) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-'Retro'/'Vintage' Punisher (2017) EDIT: Commission/slot taken/sold
-Walgreens Punisher (2016)
-Walgreens Mister Fantastic (2018)
-Walgreens Johnny Storm/Human Torch (2017)
-Walgreens Silver Surfer (2018)
-Kraven (2015)
-Kraven (from 2 pack, 2019)
-King Pin (white suit BAF) (2018)
Obviously a lot of these have already been surpassed or superseded by later, better releases, and a few of them will be this year, too (according to the 'leak list' that's so far proven entirely accurate)- So obviously the value of lots of these is permanently dropping: I don't care, they still work for my collection, so my offers stand. Happy to take them off your hands, whether you're downsizing, eliminating unnecessary duplicates, changing up brands, or getting out of the game altogether.
This is a novelty option to turn your unwanted old stuff into a real, personal luxury.
This time I'm just concentrating on comic book figures- in future I'll offer a similar deal for MCU based figures (and, potentially, Black Series figures).
Hope this is multi-beneficial! Feel free to message me and we'll help each other out.
(If you don't know my work, you can see some via my profile here and some on my other socials, which are click-able from here.)
Cheers!
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2023.06.09 09:27 polikoe Modern redditor starterpack

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2023.06.09 09:24 Kreanxx How is black marsh treated by the rest of Tamriel?

Originally I had an idea that argonia was rouge state given how nationalistic and isolationist the ruling an xileel are. But given that both the dominion and the east empire company trade with argonia. but on the east empire trade routes map, it shows tear being part of morrowind, now did morrowind regain tear by the events of Skyrim or is it sorta a tamrielic version of a China/Taiwan situation where one side claims ownership of a certain territory over the other? Anyway backtracking, is argonia treated similar to how Russia is on the world state, where generally there’s some trade but most just want little to do with argonia.
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2023.06.09 09:18 Livid_Garden2568 My husband hit me because I wouldn’t leave him alone..

I found text messages between him and his friend that they had sent talking about his sisters best friend and how good she looked when they saw her the other day and how my husband had slept with her multiple times. He deleted the messages but I retrieved them and confronted him about it. It escalated into a full blown fight. He was trying to minimize the messages so I asked him if it would be ok if I posted them on social media, then? If they’re no big deal and I shouldn’t be upset that a married man is talking about other women like that, then why can’t everyone see? That sent him into a rage. He started throwing things at me as hard as he could, pulled my hair and pulled me to the ground and he slapped me hard in the face. He has hit me before but it’s always provoked by me. He tells me to get away from him and I don’t. It’s only after I refuse to get away from him and end the fight that he does this. It’s happened before in the past when we’ve had blow out fights. He hit me so hard on the side of my head once that he blew out my ear drum. He’s a good father and step father. Aside from this, he’s a good husband. He doesn’t come home drunk. He helps around the house and goes out of his way for the kids. I don’t know if I’m supposed to leave, or just leave him alone when he tells me to.
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2023.06.09 09:18 TuzaHu LESSON MY TWO BOYS TAUGHT ME A YEAR AFTER THEY DIED

1989 my two beautiful boys, age 7 and 9 were playing in the yard when an intoxicated man decided to drive his car, fell asleep and take their lives. My world changed at that moment. Family drama with shame and blame didn't help but I made it through the necessary acts to bury my boys. I froze up. I simply froze up. I took a leave of absence from my job as an RN in a hospital, my supervisor was so understanding and supportive. At home I had paint and covered with windows to let no light in and I sat in darkness for a year never leaving the house. My friends were wonderful, they fed me. They went shopping and brought me food, I ordered pizza. I sat in the dark not knowing if it was night or day. My friends never pushed me to do more than I could, they just fed me, visited, brought groceries and items I needed and let me work myself out of being frozen.
A year later, I was watching a talk show one morning. I didn't have cable so I had to only watch local stations. I was laying on the living room sofa and noticed some sparkling lights up in the corner of the room. I thought it was an electrical fire and sat up quickly to get a better view. It looked like sparklers burning, lots of them, beautiful white lights growing larger and in number until they were about a yard wide and 2 feet tall, a bundle of thousands of white, silver like sparkles flashing brightly. From this light source I clearly heard the voices of two men, maybe both upper 20's in age, very articulate, well educated and professional. They both took turns talking to me, very abruptly, sternly, with force, meaning and impatience with me. It was like I was being severely reprimanded. In part they said, "You have been holding us back from very important business we MUST attend to. We can not do the work we need to do that is so very important as you are constantly holding us back. We can not allow this to continue, you have to let go of us so we can move into our jobs and do the work we are suppose to be doing. Your constant attachment and holding on has stifled our ability to work and what we need to do is so very important. You just have to let go and let us move on. You are in the way of the great work we are assigned to do." I was being sternly spoken to by my two boys that now sounded like young executives. The only 'nice' thing they said to me was one of them said, "We appreciate what you did for us but now you just have to let us go."
I was berated on and on, like I was in court or in trouble at work in an HR meeting. It was not pleasant but it got my attention pronto. I replied, "I'm so sorry, I had no idea, yes, of course I'll let you do what you need to do. I miss you both so much but I had no idea I was holding you back from what you needed to be doing." It was like being pulled over by the cops, and told I did something wrong and I was trying to make it right. I admitted I was holding on to them but had no idea it was causing them grief from where they are now. Their voices stopped, the sparkling light diminished in size and brightness into just being a plain corner of the wall. I put my hand on that spot, it felt like a normal wall.
I got in the shower, got cleaned up, had to call someone to jump my car as it's not been started in over a year and drove to my old work place to put in an application again. My supervisor had moved on. I did a quick interview and got hired again. I started orientation the next day.
The encounter with my two boys was a jolt to my system. I went from frozen to thawed quickly. My deep mourning of my sons immediately changed to missing them, in a healthy way. There was no thinking about it, the stern talking to I got, the lecture, the demand that I let them move on let me move on, too. Giving them their freedom to do the work they have to do gave me the freedom to do the work I have to do still, too. I enjoyed letting the light back into my house as I slowly started using a razor blade to scrape the paint off the windows. It took months but it was so healing to turn from darkness to light again.
Hospice concepts were coming to America at that time, from the UK. I followed up with a local hospice and soon was the charge RN a 10 bed inpatient unit for terminally ill patients. I was a Hospice RN for 17 years, including 5 years as a pediatric Hospice Nurse. The loss of my children gave me the insight to support others that are transitioning into their next life, or career as I see it now. I had many, many amazing experience with many of my patients spreading their wings and practicing moving on before and after their deaths. My experience with my boys gave me the strength to support my dying patients and the family and friends they were leaving behind.
I've not seen my boys since. I don't want to disturb them from the work they need to do. That lecture I got that day was enough!! Of course I think of them so often but never clinging, but now knowing they matured, grew up, and have important work they do that is valuable to them wherever they are. That makes me smile. I hope my story can brighten someone else. We go on, there is no end.
I did an interview about being a Hospice RN and some of the spirit encounters I've had, including this story about my boys. I know I'm not allowed to provide the link, it's on YouTube.
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2023.06.09 09:16 TuzaHu LESSON MY TWO BOYS TAUGHT ME A YEAR AFTER THEY DIED.

1989 my two beautiful boys, age 7 and 9 were playing in the yard when an intoxicated man decided to drive his car, fell asleep and take their lives. My world changed at that moment. Family drama with shame and blame didn't help but I made it through the necessary acts to bury my boys. I froze up. I simply froze up. I took a leave of absence from my job as an RN in a hospital, my supervisor was so understanding and supportive. At home I had paint and covered with windows to let no light in and I sat in darkness for a year never leaving the house. My friends were wonderful, they fed me. They went shopping and brought me food, I ordered pizza. I sat in the dark not knowing if it was night or day. My friends never pushed me to do more than I could, they just fed me, visited, brought groceries and items I needed and let me work myself out of being frozen.
A year later, I was watching a talk show one morning. I didn't have cable so I had to only watch local stations. I was laying on the living room sofa and noticed some sparkling lights up in the corner of the room. I thought it was an electrical fire and sat up quickly to get a better view. It looked like sparklers burning, lots of them, beautiful white lights growing larger and in number until they were about a yard wide and 2 feet tall, a bundle of thousands of white, silver like sparkles flashing brightly. From this light source I clearly heard the voices of two men, maybe both upper 20's in age, very articulate, well educated and professional. They both took turns talking to me, very abruptly, sternly, with force, meaning and impatience with me. It was like I was being severely reprimanded. In part they said, "You have been holding us back from very important business we MUST attend to. We can not do the work we need to do that is so very important as you are constantly holding us back. We can not allow this to continue, you have to let go of us so we can move into our jobs and do the work we are suppose to be doing. Your constant attachment and holding on has stifled our ability to work and what we need to do is so very important. You just have to let go and let us move on. You are in the way of the great work we are assigned to do." I was being sternly spoken to by my two boys that now sounded like young executives. The only 'nice' thing they said to me was one of them said, "We appreciate what you did for us but now you just have to let us go."
I was berated on and on, like I was in court or in trouble at work in an HR meeting. It was not pleasant but it got my attention pronto. I replied, "I'm so sorry, I had no idea, yes, of course I'll let you do what you need to do. I miss you both so much but I had no idea I was holding you back from what you needed to be doing." It was like being pulled over by the cops, and told I did something wrong and I was trying to make it right. I admitted I was holding on to them but had no idea it was causing them grief from where they are now. Their voices stopped, the sparkling light diminished in size and brightness into just being a plain corner of the wall. I put my hand on that spot, it felt like a normal wall.
I got in the shower, got cleaned up, had to call someone to jump my car as it's not been started in over a year and drove to my old work place to put in an application again. My supervisor had moved on. I did a quick interview and got hired again. I started orientation the next day.
The encounter with my two boys was a jolt to my system. I went from frozen to thawed quickly. My deep mourning of my sons immediately changed to missing them, in a healthy way. There was no thinking about it, the stern talking to I got, the lecture, the demand that I let them move on let me move on, too. Giving them their freedom to do the work they have to do gave me the freedom to do the work I have to do still, too. I enjoyed letting the light back into my house as I slowly started using a razor blade to scrape the paint off the windows. It took months but it was so healing to turn from darkness to light again.
Hospice concepts were coming to America at that time, from the UK. I followed up with a local hospice and soon was the charge RN a 10 bed inpatient unit for terminally ill patients. I was a Hospice RN for 17 years, including 5 years as a pediatric Hospice Nurse. The loss of my children gave me the insight to support others that are transitioning into their next life, or career as I see it now. I had many, many amazing experience with many of my patients spreading their wings and practicing moving on before and after their deaths. My experience with my boys gave me the strength to support my dying patients and the family and friends they were leaving behind.
I've not seen my boys since. I don't want to disturb them from the work they need to do. That lecture I got that day was enough!! Of course I think of them so often but never clinging, but now knowing they matured, grew up, and have important work they do that is valuable to them wherever they are. That makes me smile. I hope my story can brighten someone else. We go on, there is no end.
I did aN interview about being a Hospice RN and some of the spirit encounters I've had, including this story about my boys. I know I'm not allowed to provide the link
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