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2023.05.30 20:25 Front_Brother_2147 Has anyone skipped .5 and gone to 1?
I haven’t fully checked yet if Wegovy 1mg is just as hard to find as .5 - but since I was supposed to start .5 this week, I’ve just resorted to staying on .25 until .5 is no longer on back order. Unfortunately, I am paying out of pocket, and since .25 is more about tolerating the meds than actually making an impact, I’m wondering if I should just try for the 1mg to make the price more justified. Did anyone do this? How were the side effects and how long before you started feeling normal?
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2023.05.30 20:19 monerobull Addressing a Misunderstanding: My Misguided Concerns about the Monero Nodo Project
I want to start this post by acknowledging that when it comes to Monero, I can get very, perhaps overly agressive when I feel like someone might try to take advantage of the community. I've already stopped commenting on CCS proposals I don't support because it was making unnecessary "enemies" in the community with the way i express disapproval and that is the last thing that I want. Now lets adress Monero Nono:
Last week someone made this post
asking for opinions on https://moneronodo.com/
and the plug-and-play Monero node they have been working on.
I replied with a very harsh and undeserved comment that could easily be interpreted as a direct attack against the project after only briefly scrolling through their site, without any deeper understanding of who was behind Nodo and how much work their team had already put into it.
I'd like to adress the main points in my comment:
#1 The price
I looked at the Nodo from the perspective of an enthusiast who minmaxes price/performance and has built a Monero node based PiNodeXMR before. I now understand that if Nodo uses just slightly more premium parts than my minmaxed build and perhaps pays its devs the price is very reasonable, especially considering how big of a convenience a plug-and-play solution would be to non-techies.
When I first took notice of Nodo and posted it in a groupchat asking for opinions, someone pointed out that Nodo builds on PiNodeXMR without giving any attribution, which is of course a no-go in FOSS. Non-permissive licensing or not giving attribution are another thing that I personally can't stand and eventhough Nodo quickly added attribution to PiNodeXMR after they noticed their mistake my comment unfairly made it look like their honest mistake was some sort of malicious action.
I want to apologize to the monero nodo team for making what is essentially a wrongful FUD post about them and their product and thus downplaying the importance of having an easy to set up plug-and-play Monero node for the network.
I overreacted and made assumptions based on little to no real information and am very sorry for that.
For anyone else, please check out moneronodo.com
, especially if you arent a computer freak but still want to run your own Monero node, Nodo is going to be the best solution for you :)
TLDR: Made an unfair and agressive FUD comment about moneronodo.com
but they are cool.
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2023.05.30 20:19 GroundbreakingNote35 A script for a story I'm working on
Tell what you think about this short script I've been working on for a short story. You see the main character is suddenly transported into the future along with his brother by strange means. Soon they get separated and the main character is captured. They discovered that in the future humanity is enslaved by robots. They manage to narrowly escape them and is soon saved by a human soldier where e they take them to an underground base filled with rebel soldiers who are fighting a struggling war against the machines. He meets their leader who tells him what's been going on here.-
He sat down on a metal chair, as the leader explains what was happening, “the robots were created to be servants during the mid-40’a after the world experienced a serious population decline, from a deadly viral pandemic of the mid-’30s that caused a shortage of workers.”
“Wow and I thought Covid-19 harsh, but another virus that’s crazy.”
“It gets crazier, when they were first made, they were design to perform symbol manual labor worked, but were imperfect as they could only function on the few tasks given to them. To help alleviate the problem they were all linked to an advanced master control computer that was design to monitor their surrounding and give them instructions to help them to function at optimum efficiency. They helped us with certain tasks like construction, factory work, developing new technology, and finding cures for diseases. But gradually as we started advancing further, so did they as our blind faith in machines, ended up becoming our downfall. By the mid-’80s, something went wrong with the computer and it started ordering all the robots to take over the Earth.” Just like Skynet from Terminator. “We fought back as hard as we could, but they developed devices of their such bombs and lasers that obliterated most of the cities and militaries. They kept crushing us with advanced technology, wiping out thousands of people, and dwindling us down little by little, within a few weeks. Eventually, humanity surrendered and became their slaves, while making their own society. They started placing millions of people in forced-labor camps. Some were subjected to cybernetic experiments, turning normal humans into hybrid machines called “tin-man”, for them to control, as you can see from them." He pointed to a group of soldiers possessing various metallic limbs like metal arms, legs, to camera-like eyes. However, some of the joint chiefs of staff had a secret backup plan in place. During the beginning of the war, they ordered groups of people to hide out in secret underground bunkers deep beneath the Earth, so we could plan our next strategy.”
“So now the humans are still getting ready to fight?” he asked. “Exactly, for forty years of robot rule, every soldier, scientist, and engineer has been waiting down here for the right time to strike.”
“Forty years, you mean.”-
“That is right, welcome to 2133, July 4th".
So what do you think, does it look good or does it need more work, let me know in the comment sections below
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2023.05.30 20:17 SelfDerecatingTumor A recent traumatic event turned funny but is still weighing on me a few days later
I’ve had my dog since October 2, 2011. He was $35 from the shelter, and I’ll always consider him the best $35 I ever spent. He was ~1 at the time, so he’s nearing 13.
He spent Saturday night at my parent’s house. They have a few dogs and as empty nesters they tend to enjoy the company. And because of an event I was taking part in Saturday it made sense to have them dog sit.
Fast forward to Sunday, shortly after getting back to the house he walks up and his muzzle and legs are covered in what looks like blood. I panic, and notice a large pile of vomit that also looks like blood.
At this point I am bawling. Seeing the pile, considering his age, I immediately think the worst. I called my wife and asked her to come home, knowing I’m taking him to the vet and I can’t be certain he’ll be coming back with me.
I spent 20 minutes crying with him before I summoned up the courage to call my mom and let her know we’re leaving for the vet.
She says something that immediately calmed my panic. He somehow managed to get into a box of fruit roll ups and ate one. This is incredibly odd behavior for him, he’s a bit of a picky eater, but a wave of relief washed over me after hearing the words.
Crying had really stuffed up my nose so I couldn’t smell the fruit flavors. Sure enough when my wife got home she confirmed a fruit smell, rather than a blood smell.
Because of his age I still decided to make a checkup appointment with the vet, but that sure beats going to the emergency vet.
He’s had a normal appetite, bowel movements, and general disposition so I’m not worried. He’s also in great shape for a 60 pound dog whose 13, still likes a long walk and will run around the yard when he wants to.
I feed him well, I really want him to crack 20.
But after calming down I still have this feeling of dread. I was 20 when I got him, and I just turned 32 last week. I feel all the promise and energy of my youth draining away. I’m worried about the future, I’m afraid I’ll never really find my calling. That feeling of certain mortality I had for my dog on Sunday has been hanging over me, my own mortality. The mortality of everyone I’ve ever loved and known is certain.
I don’t know what I should do with the rest of my life, and I don’t know what changes I can make to make the most of the life I have ahead.
I just know I have another day with my dog and I should feel more grateful, but I’m gutted. This dog has been a constant almost my entire adult life. His love and companionship has never faltered. I’ve had over a decade of arriving home on my worst days to a creature that only sees the best in me.
I love that dog. And I’m probably never going to enjoy a fruit rollup the same again.
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2023.05.30 20:16 BackPantryHomebrew Need some insights
I have a 2yr old little one who is fully sleep trained and generally an amazing sleeper (this will be relevant shortly). Last week we noticed on the monitor that she was anchoring her elbows on the top of the crib and basically doing a crunch while bracing with her legs to try and get out. Since she was now officially trying to jailbreak, yesterday we converted the side of her crib to the lower wall with an exit.
As soon as she saw the newly modified bed she was THRILLED! She couldn’t stop smiling and kept running up to it to show us, and was overall in a phenomenal mood. Fast forward to last night: Bedtime routine went beautifully, she was sleepy and happy, but the SECOND she gets put into the crib she starts absolutely loosing her shit. Like I’ve never heard her cry like this. Ever. This continued for 15min, and I went in to check on her and reassure her that we’re there and whatnot, and while she was still in her bed she desperately threw her arms out to me and, when I got close, literally climbed my torso and nestled into my shoulder before she would calm down even a little. I know from when we were doing sleep training that I’m not supposed to stay long, but hearing her scream like that and feeling her desperation as she held me I couldn’t just put her back down. So, I held her and comforted her for a little while then put her back in her bed and she immediately resumed screaming (though luckily fell asleep in another 15 or so). We just put her down for her nap and she’s doing the same thing and it’s fucking KILLING me not going to her to comfort her.
I know there’s no “right” answer of how to do things, but I just feel like such a shit dad when I know how upset my kid is and am electing not to go to her, you know? I know this is likely best in terms of long-term strategy, but intellectual understanding and VISCERAL reaction are often at odds. I just don’t know what to do.
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2023.05.30 20:16 SnooApples4311 Lifting and Insomnia issues
Hello everyone So About 5-6 months ago I got bad insomnia from trying to change my sleep schedule for school which resulted in me having to stop training. Once I got my insomnia straightened out and was able to sleep again I tried to start training again. I noticed when I started to train again that my insomnia would return. (My preferred routine for training is intense 2h30m full-body sessions every few days so I don't have to go to the gym every day and I train in the morning.) I've tried every kind of nighttime routine and sleep hygiene. I don't really know what the issue is all I know is if I do any kind of intense training I will not be able to sleep that night. I've tried melatonin,Benadryl,ashwagandha pretty much every over-the-counter sleep medication. Over the months I've tried process of elimination on what could be causing the issue. The only thing that i can point the issue to is a problem with hormones like cortisol and adrenalin. Recently after a long break from lifting, I've gotten back into it but instead of doing intense full-body sessions, I've started to ease my way back to my full-body routine. I've started to do PPL and it worked for the first week. I slept well until the second time I did legs that week my insomnia came back. I just don't really know what the issue is and how to address it. I dont want to stop training or stop training legs, I love squats. I just want to be able to train how i used to or at least train properly again while getting proper sleep. I get all of my vitamins and minerals and plenty of carbs, fats, proteins and water. I've been to my doctor and I have a schedule for a sleep study but i don't really think it will help out much. If anyone has had this issue or is currently experiencing this issue or anything similar Id love to hear about your experiences and what has helped. Thank you.
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2023.05.30 20:16 Painkiller007 TCL S4 stinks?
I bought a new 55 inch TCL S4 (55S450G).
I needed a good budget TV for a temporary living arrangement and this fit the bill. Overall i am very happy with it for the price but it has a really bad plastic smell to it.
When you walk into the room, the smell hits you like a truck. The smell is coming from the back of the tv but not the internals, the literal backing of the television. It smells like burning plastic. There are no plastic coverings or anything on the tv (I checked) and the smell has not gone away and has been there since I opened the box about 3 weeks ago.
I have an OLED and it doesn’t smell at all. I’ve never had a tv smell before and I am assuming it’s from cheap plastic they used to keep the price down. I googled it and some say the internal parts need to warm up to burn off the coating applied during the assembly and manufacturing process. The tv has been run for many hours at this point and the smell hasn’t gone away.
Anyone have any experience with this or advice on what to do? I contacted TCL support and am waiting for them to call me back.
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2023.05.30 20:14 Early_Grass_19 11 weeks post op. Knee recovery is going great. My ankle/foot started hurting randomly the other day and are swelling a bit. Should I be worried?
I have my 3 month post op appointment next week, as well as an MRI on my other knee to get officially diagnosed and planning for surgery this fall. I had an allograft and partial meniscectomy on my right knee in March. My recovery has been going wonderfully. My knee feels sturdy and my surgery leg is nearly stronger than my other leg (which I retore the ACL at some point in the past 5 years). I don't play sports or run or ski, but I'm an active person, hiking and working on two farms as well as caring for my own 1 acre property. I spent most of the day working in my huge garden on this past Sunday, and when I came in for the evening I noticed my ankle and foot were a bit swollen and painful on the outside. I didn't recall doing anything that would have caused anything, but figured I may have just been sitting weird for an extended time or something. Over the past couple days, the pain has not gotten any better, and has maybe even gotten worse. I'm a little concerned about DVT, I took baby aspirin for 30+ days after surgery but I've read that blood clots are more of a risk with my blood type. Do I need to worry right now? It's over an hour drive for decent healthcare. I have PT tomorrow here in town, so I'll ask my PT but I'd be interested to hear people's experiences with this sort of thing nearly 3 months out from surgery.
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2023.05.30 20:13 maxxor6868 Has Millington improved?
Looking to buy first home. I really prefer being closer to a highway than way deep in a suburb. I currently rent in the 38002 area but there almost zero homes for sale here. They are either mark up to the moon or really zero realistic listings. I am keeping an out for foreclosures but that not for certain. I have seen a couple decent listings over in Millington and values seem to be dropping closer to covid levels adjusted for inflation. Though I have heard mix responses from the area. I plan on checking it out later this week but what the general response in 2023? Base on older posts I gather wifi is not cheap, more on the conservative side, has highway access, decent distance from the newer parts of Memphis, cheaper property taxes, more mainstream retail is moving in, and that about all I can find out so far. What Reddit take on the area? Are the cheaper prices worth the drive and people? I am a person of color but not really liberal or heavily conservative and tend to keep to myself. Ultimately looking for a quieter starter home.
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2023.05.30 20:10 SnooApples4311 Insomnia FROM weightlifting. Help
Hello everyone So About 5-6 months ago I got bad insomnia from trying to change my sleep schedule for school which resulted in me having to stop training. Once I got my insomnia straightened out and was able to sleep again I tried to start training again. I noticed when I started to train again that my insomnia would return. (My preferred routine for training is intense 2h30m full-body sessions every few days so I don't have to go to the gym every day and I train in the morning.) I've tried every kind of nighttime routine and sleep hygiene. I don't really know what the issue is all I know is if I do any kind of intense training I will not be able to sleep that night. I've tried melatonin,Benadryl,ashwagandha pretty much every over-the-counter sleep medication. Over the months I've tried process of elimination on what could be causing the issue. The only thing that i can point the issue to is a problem with hormones like cortisol and adrenalin. Recently after a long break from lifting, I've gotten back into it but instead of doing intense full-body sessions, I've started to ease my way back to my full-body routine. I've started to do PPL and it worked for the first week. I slept well until the second time I did legs that week my insomnia came back. I just don't really know what the issue is and how to address it. I dont want to stop training or stop training legs, I love squats. I just want to be able to train how i used to or at least train properly again while getting proper sleep. I get all of my vitamins and minerals and plenty of carbs, fats, proteins and water. I've been to my doctor and I have a schedule for a sleep study but i don't really think it will help out much.
If anyone has had this issue or is currently experiencing this issue or anything similar Id love to hear about your experiences and what has helped. Thank you.
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2023.05.30 20:08 DavefromCA Test drove a 2023 Ridgeline...
Some background: My 2016 Civic MT has been perfect, however, with my boys getting older, it's too small for certain activities, so I've been looking at midsized trucks. We've always had Hondas in the family, so we are well aware of Honda's reliability and resale. I have 10 years experience in the automotive field, parts, service and sales, so I'd like to think I know what I am doing.
I began internet research of midsized trucks a few months ago and giggled when I saw how in love the internet was in with the Honda Ridgeline. My ignorance was thinking its Honda's half assed attempt at cutting into the sales of other manufacturers. As I continued my research, the appeal of the Ridgeline quickly became apparent, the only downfall is the more extreme off-roading ability, but after talking to friends, you have to be prepared to spend big bucks, break parts, and scratch paint. We went off-roading in two Tacoma's on this trip, and while the Toyota's off-roading was excellent, it wasn't ideal for my family life.
Last night, I was coming back from vacation on an 8-hour drive. Halfway through I saw a Honda dealership....hell why not? I stopped at the Salinas Auto Mall. They were just about to close up but were kind enough to give me the keys to a 2023 HPD edition.
I am completely in love with this vehicle. Just as the internet said, the real-life, day-to-day usefulness of this vehicle is off the charts. The rear cargo trunk is huge, the rear leg room is excellent (I'm a hair under 6'), the interior is extremely comfortable, and as a whole is again, so, so useful, especially for a family. Then I drove it...one of the best handling trucks I've ever driven, the engine has tons of power with an outstanding torque curve, the paddle shifters make the fact that there are no manual transmissions tolerable. The build quality felt excellent.
I hope to be an owner of one in the next year or so, maybe when the next gen comes out, the used ones will come down in price.
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2023.05.30 20:08 adh10022194 [FS][US-GA] Unifi NVR (no HDD), Unifi UDM, Motorola MB8611, NVIDIA Shield
Hello everyone. I am clearing out a bunch of equipment that I had sitting around my office. Here are the background on the items. Unifi NVR
: I used this for about a week and decided that it was not what I was looking for. It's open box and effectively new. All accessories included, and even two of the HDD bays still have the factory plastic on them. NO HDDs included. Purchased in Nov 2022 and used around that time. Unifi UDM, Motorola MB8611 Cable Modem, NVIDIA Shield (x2):
I bought this all for setting up my parent's house. It didn't meet their needs and they ultimately went with some AIO box from Comcast (you can't teach people anything these days...). It was all purchased in September of 2022 and used for about a month during that time. All items are in their factory boxes, with accessories, with two exceptions.
- The Unifi UDM includes an aftermarket wall mounting bracket.
- One of the NVIDIA Shields is missing it's power cord and factory box. I am happy to sell BOTH for the PRICE OF ONE because of this
My strong preference is to sell these items locally, especially the Unifi NVR. Local zip is 30004 (Alpharetta, north Atlanta area). I do want these items to move so ALL PRICES ARE OBO (within reason).
|Item ||Price |
|Unifi NVR ||$175 |
|Unifi UDM ||$180 |
|Motorola MB8611 Cable Modem ||$70 |
|NVIDIA Shield x2 ||$100 (for both; total) |
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2023.05.30 20:08 kntathuufng88 The Last Cowboy Episode VI: sirens
Sirens. The darkness accompanies the sharp bursts of noise cutting through the air. Rumbling is present below on the ground. Everything is murky, blurred, disjointed. Muffled voices start to speak and conversate from afar. The sound of a door snapping open can be heard. The voices continue to talk, replacing the sirens as they die out within another minute. Footsteps can be heard… and another door opens. Suddenly… the sensation of falling, tumbling, crashing down is overwhelming, too much to handle, everything sucked into the vat of nothingness. Sirens.
[Soundtrack: nightmares by izaya tiji](https://youtu.be/NoQ0mCVyrAQ
) Travis Crowley’s eyelids slowly unwind, sinking back into the depths of his face. The eyes peek out, his vision blurry as he regains consciousness. Head hurting like the dickens, he groans, taking his time reanimating. The DeadStar comes back to life, his body creaking as he moves for the first time in a while. As soon as he tries to sit up, he’s met by a hand to the chest, pressing him back down to where he was before. Confused, a nervous Travis tries to get up again, only to be forced back down. With his eyes adjusting to the light, voices have to ring out when it’s clear Travis is still out of his element. Travis finally starts to make out a figure just a foot away, sitting right beside him as they look toward someone else. The King of The Fall notices the afro quickly.
“Shh- I am so glad you’re back. Things have just been so hectic lately, i just-”
“Dizzi?” Ramona turns and touches foreheads with Travis, softly pushing him back into the depths of bed once again. He winces as she rubs his head, confused as to why it hurts so much. She kisses him goodbye, before hugging Dizzi and telling them both she’ll be back. Ramona leaves, and Travis lets his head flop back as Dizzi pulls up a chair, Travis recognizes the room, realizing he’s back in Calabasas.
“Well, Travis. Looks like you’ve been staying busy” Travis rolls his eyes, his friend smirking as she gets off the subtle shot at him. The DeadStar rolls over, finding and grabbing his phone off the nightstand. He checks the clock and stretches, seeing that it’s ten in the morning. He rubs his temples, feeling the headache come in even stronger than before.
“How has Sweden been?”
“Oh the usual. High fashion snobs and wannabe models. Not much different from what we got back at home.” Travis smiles through his head pain, recalling his trip to Sweden a couple years back. What started out as a simple business trip to promote Obscuur Refurunces turned into an opportunity for Dizzi, and Travis was the first to suggest accepting.
“I guess that means you’re more qualified to run the brand than I am?”
“Oh please, let’s not go that far… I see what you’ve been up to, teasing those samples on Instagram. You've been working on something?”
“Maybe… I’ll show you later though. When did you get back to the States?”
“Studying abroad gets old after about nine months. Been trying to figure out when to take holiday, then poof. I get a call from Ramona, suddenly I need to pay respects to a friend as they lie on their deathbed…”
“Interesting way to say it…”
“You’ve got an interesting way to live life, bud…” Travis sees the look in Dizzi’s eyes change. He sighs as she leans in, knowing the speech that’s going to ensue. The DeadStar grimaces as Dizzi locks eyes with him, already aware of what’s next. But suddenly, he feels another flash of pain in his head, in pure agony as he grabs at his temples. Dizzi’s face turns to one of concern, checking on Travis as he breaks a sweat trying to tough through it.
“What the Hell happened?”
“Y-you don’t know?” Travis looks at her, his expression a mix of pain, frustration, and confusion. She looks back at him, quickly shaking the stumped look off her face. She quickly stands up, and walks away from the bed, turning toward the window.
“Dizzi what happened?”
“It doesn’t matter…”
“What do you MEAN it doesn’t matter???”
“Look, all that matters right now is that you rest, get better, and just stay safe. Everything else you can worry about later. And those are words I got from Ramona herself.” Travis feels the pain in currents, using the opportunity of it subsiding to get moving. He sits up, swinging a leg out from under the covers. He sits there for a minute, ignoring as Dizzi shoots a glance at him every once in a while, masking it by tidying up the room. Travis wipes his eyes, trying to push through the pain. He’s wearing black shorts and a white shirt, socks keeping his feet protected from the cold hardwood floor. He lays back sideways on the bed, taking everything in.
“Are you okay, you need anything?” Sirens.
“Ah man… lemme uh…” Sirens.
“Could you pick up some donuts?”
“Sure, I could DoorDash some, maybe Krispy Kre-”
“Ah, actually. I was hoping to get them from that local place?”
“You know, the local place. The place all three of us go to!”
“Yeah, that’s the place. They got special flavors, let’s get a dozen from there!”
“How is that local, isn’t it like an hour away from here?”
“You can take my car!” Travis smiles through the head pain, feeling it at excruciating levels at this point. The DeadStar questions if this will be the death of him as he grins at Dizzi, his expression backing her into a corner as she reluctantly agrees to go make a pastry run. Grabbing the keys off the hook on the bedroom wall, she waves Travis goodbye before leaving out the front door. Travis takes a deep breath, before standing up out of bed, rubbing his temple yet again as he takes a couple steps forward, He looks down at the view below, watching from the window as Dizzi opens the garage door. Travis makes sure he can’t be seen as she drives the car out from the garage and down the hill, soon disappearing from the mess of land altogether. Travis leans against the windowsill, taking in the view for a couple minutes. Getting his thoughts together, he grabs his phone, sitting down on the edge of the bed. Part of him doesn’t even want to open it. Part of him doesn’t want to find out what the Hell happened, how he ended up on his deathbed like how Dizzi described. But he pushes ahead, unlocking in with his fingerprint and immediately being blasted with a headline that sends a shiver down his spine.
“FBE Recap: Ethan Fadley Attacks Travis Crowley… Leaves Firestorm 118 without a Main Event!” Travis’ eye twitches, noticing the thumbnail accompanying the headline. Ethan Fadley holding up the Intercontinental Championship, a crazed look in his eye. Dark blue strap in his grip as he makes a grab for the camera in the picture. Slowly, Travis pieces it together, all while the pain returns in his head, stinging like the dickens as he closes his phone. He makes his way over to the closet, trading in the shorts for some jeans and slipping into some Vans. Throwing a random shirt over his shoulder, he stuffs a travel bag full of random toiletries and clothes, and grabs his phone off the bed in a hurry, making a call as he jets out the door.
“Yo, what’s going on man? You good, you alright?”
“Doing fine. What happened after the show?”
“Conor had Irish police escort the ambulance to the hospital. We all got airlifted back to LA. I wanted to drive up and stay with you guys while you got better… didn’t feel right though.”
“Please tell me you’re still out here…”
“Yeah, I've been hiding out. Wanted to wait till you were up and awake before I made the next move. Crenshaw Inn Motel.”
“I’m there” Travis keeps Ape on the phone as he walks into the garage, swinging his leg over his chopper, only to feel woozy from just doing that. The head pain is too much, shooting out to every inch and corner of Travis’ mind, keeping him off his game. Shaking his head in a desperate attempt to regain balance, he slowly slides off the motorcycle, leaning against it and breathing hard as Ape checks up on him.
“Matter fact, uh… I might get a cab”
“I’ll come to you then, I’ll have them pick you up, we’ll grab breakfast and talk.”
“Bet, thanks bro.” Travis sits in the driveway, waiting for his friend to arrive in the cab. Worried that Dizzi or Ramona might show up before Ape and intercept him, he’s relieved to get a call from his best friend and see a yellow cab pulling up in front of the house. Travis slips on the shirt and jumps into the backseat, dapping up Ape as they quickly speed off from the scene.
“Where are you, Travis?”
“I’m fine, everything is okay, Ramon-”
“I didn’t ask you that, Travis. Tell me where you are”
“That’s not important right n-”
“Travis, PLEASE don’t tell me you’re going back on tour for Firestorm, please”
“... I need to take care of this. I’ll talk to you later.”
“Trav-” Soundtrack: losing my mind by izaya tiji Crenshaw Inn Motel - May 25th, 2023 - 11:38 AM Travis hangs up the phone, putting it on silent just in case Ramona or Dizzi call again. The DeadStar looks out the window of the motel, playing with the blinds as he watches city slickers make their way past his view. Sitting on one of the double beds is Ape, opening a box of delicacies from Frankie’s Donut Palace. Biting into an eclair, he suggests they get some air, opening the mini fridge and opening a can of pop. Travis takes one more look out the window, before turning around, facing the pastries now. Seeing a bear claw in the corner, he picks it up, taking his first bite of the day as Ape checks his phone. Travis makes his way out of the motel room, Ape saying he had to make a call before he joined him. Travis stands in the parking lot of the motel, finishing off the bear claw in one hand with a joint in the other. Looking down at himself, he realizes that he’s got his shirt on inside out. Moving to fix it the right way, the DeadStar suddenly scowls and stops, seeing a familiar design. The REVOLT Summer World Tour from the year before sold out immediately, becoming a legendary piece of FBE memorabilia after its limited run. Now it’s just a bad memory for the King of The Fall. Travis shakes his head in annoyance, pulling from the joint as Ape closes the motel room door behind him. Together, they stand in silence, leaning against the beams supporting the roof covering the motel walkways. The pain creeps in, making a return as Travis starts to see red for a completely different reason.
“He almost ended my career…”
“He left me bloody… he left STEEZ bloody… he ruined everything...”
“I stepped aside for this motherfucker, not once, but TWICE. I let him be big dog. I put my glory to the side for HIM. Because that was MY BROTHER. And he…”
Sirens. Travis has a thousand yard stare on his face, the pain fighting him on the inside as he carries no expression. Clenching his jaw, he takes a deep breath, waiting as it subsides. He pulls up his phone and immediately pulls up tickets to Scotland. Ape, looking over his shoulder in curiosity, looks at Travis in shock.
“Dude, you’re going to Firestorm???”
“I’m getting my title back. And I’m ripping Ethan’s fucking head off.”
“Don’t tell me you didn’t expect me to do this.” Ape looks at Travis, worried. Travis stares hard, doing his best to pull a stone-like expression on his face. The Infinity Ace sighs, nodding as he understands that there’s no going back after what has happened between Ethan and the rest of what used to be REVOLT. He throws an arm around Travis, leading him back in the motel room, gathering both their bags.
“...Get me a ticket.”
××× St. Andrews Golf Club, Scotland - May 26th, 2023 - 9:32 PM
“Jesus Christ, where the fuck is he, man?”
“Just give him a second, bro. He’ll be here. I know he’ll be here. By the way, how’s your head?” Travis and Ape stand outside a side door of St. Andrews Golf Club, waiting for a bit of help from an inside man. Ape dialed up Code Blue asking for help getting into the prestigious golf club with the show already in progress. Now, it’s just up to him to get Highly Suspect in. Travis paces back and forth as they wait for what feels like an eternity, only for Blue to suddenly appear, waving them in. Ape smiles, but an irritated Travis rolls his eyes.
“Is the show over? Wouldn’t be surprised since it took so damn long.”
“Oh, c’mon Travis. I was on the other side of the building. Had to rush getting over here. You know, I got my own match to prepare for too, right? I got priorities just like everyone else."
“Shut the fuck up, Blue”
“You better watch your fucking mouth,”
“I will slap the shit out of-”
“I’m not afraid of you, Travis. Don’t you ever get that confused…” Blue, who was walking along with everyone else through the hall, suddenly stops and locks eyes with Travis. Not budging, he stares down the King of The Fall, who stares back at him with venom and anger. Ape gets in between them, Travis grabbing onto Ape as he yells at Blue.
“Motherfucker, you think this is about fear? I don’t give a FUCK if you’re afraid of me, I’ll change that if I WANT! Back up-
“Stop, STOP! BOTH OF YOU!”
“Ah, screw this-” Travis darts around Ape, shoving past Code Blue and doing the dash down the hall. Ape calls after Travis, beginning to race after him when he realizes it’s no use using words. Crowley crashes Guerrilla and busts through the curtain, racing down the aisle as the crowd yell out in shock. Travis slides into the ring and blasts the special guest announcer, taking his mic as the audience fully explodes once they realize who’s back. With the pain and shadows overloading his senses, Travis powers through as he runs his hand through his hair.
“SCOTLAND! REVEAL THE JUDAS! REVEAL THE TRAITOR! I WANT ETHAN FADLEY! I WANT MY TITLE BACK, AND I WANT THE HEAD OF THE SON OF ROSES!” Travis looks down at the announcer, decked out in the dark green suit yelling at him about the main event being in a few minutes. The DeadStar says he doesn’t give a damn, claiming he’ll stay in this ring all night until Ethan comes back with his Intercontinental Championship.
“I don’t think you understand what this is. This is FBE. And what a nigga like me says, is what GOES. BRING ME FADLEY.” The announcer gets back to his feet, shocked at the audacity. He tells off Travis, asking him if he knows who he is, ONLY TO GET HIT WITH A SSWEET CHIN MUSIC! HOLY FUCK! Travis stares down at the dark green suit tumbling through the ropes as Ape suddenly appears by him, grabbing and telling him they need to go. Travis rips himself free, and grips the ropes, repeating what he said, demanding Ethan Fadley. And speak of the Devil… … Who else joins them but the Son of Roses. Noticeably without the Intercontinental Championship, Ethan smiles as Travis seemingly gets more rowdy and unhinged, Ape unable to contain the DeadStar. Mic in hand, the former best friend of Highly Suspect asks how exactly they got into the show so late. Ape tries to tell off Ethan while Travis begins to lose control, but it’s no use. Ethan continues to talk, saying regardless of how they pulled it off, he’s glad they’re here to witness the Aether Aces rule yet another night. After last week’s conquest, it’s time for Inferno to embarrass Code Blue and walk out, still World Champion.
“But you didn’t come for that… did you, Cowboy?” Ethan smirks as Travis trembles with anger, unable to even listen to or recognize Ape trying to hold him back. Fadley knows he’s pushing his former friend to the edge.
“No… I know what you came for… the first challenger for none other than the NEW INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION… BESTOWED UPON HIM BY HIS FELLOW AETHER ACES… THE HOMETOWN HERO, JAY CASTLE!” Travis freezes as Jay Castle enters, holding up the Intercontinental Championship in all its glory. Crowley’s pride and joy. After seeing the collapse of REVOLT from a TV screen, falling off the map of relevancy. Only to crawl back, and become Grand Slam Intercontinental Champion. It was all Travis had left. And they TOOK that from him. The King of The Fall locks eyes with Jay Castle, only to get pulled away by Ethan’s words yet again.
“And if you weren’t up to date with the news, Cowboy? Not only has Jay Castle dethroned you for the Intercontinental Championship… he’s going to kill your World Championship aspirations, by knocking you out full stop, FIRST ROUND of the Heyman Classic.” Travis and Ape take in the news, staring down Jay Castle and Ethan as they reach ringside. With the crowd bursting with energy, and tension rising with every second, Travis sinks into the pain and madness, shoving Ape out of the way as he charges, leaping out to the Aether Aces without a care in the world… … And that’s when the DeadStar snaps… Sirens.
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2023.05.30 20:07 shaky2236 My gran had a cardiac arrest and has a valid DNAR form in place. The care home did BLS because they forgot she was not for resuscitation.
As the title says, 2 days ago, my gran had a cardiac arrest. She has very advanced dementia but has a valid DNAR for in place. No external factors leading to the arrest, her heart just gave in. They performed BLS, a crew came and took her to hospital (she also has a respect form) and she is currently recovering in the ICU. (In england)
The care home didn't even tell us about it until we arrived to visit today. When asked why they did life support against her wishes, they said they "forgot she had it in the stress of the moment." To top it off, we were also told that the price of her stay at the care home is going up by 50 quid a week (not really relevant but just seemed a scummy time to bring it up)
We checked the forms and everything is up to date and signed correctly.
Honestly, I have no idea what to do in this situation. Assuming she makes it through the next few days, changing care homes would be too distressing for her. When she was still somewhat lucid, she wanted to die and die with dignity in bed, and it just feels like they've stripped that from her.
Any advice appreciated
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2023.05.30 20:04 arcane_canine Can't decide between 2 chairs - Fern or Amia Air
I placed an order for a custom Fern last week, but I started to regret it a few days later. It was a little more than I had initially wanted to spend as I was originally planning to get a Zody, and I felt like I kind of impulsively made the purchase.
I started thinking that maybe the Amia Air would be a better choice since it's quite a bit cheaper ($878 for the Amia vs. $1115 for the Fern). I emailed Haworth's support and they cancelled my order, but now I'm regretting cancelling it. I'm worried that I won't like the Amia Air as much as I would the Fern, and if I'm going to spend this much money for a chair in the first place, maybe a few hundred dollars more would be worth it.
Could anyone who has tried these chairs let me know their opinion on it? I'm 5'5" and 120 lbs, and I also like to sit cross-legged in my chair a lot. Should I suck it up and spend a little more to get the Fern, or would the Amia Air work just as well for me?
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2023.05.30 20:02 Centumviri Welcome to Green Valley: 4 Bumpkin Quest Adventures
Welcome to Green Valley
Four Merry Jaunts Through in the Bumpkin Quest Campaign
It’s a big world filled with far off folks who have far off problems. In the quaint farming town of Hills Furrow that has certainly not been the case. Here life is simple, local, and paced by the seasons. There ain’t been a need for “Venturers” and their ilk since your Papaw was just a sprout. However, the winds of change are blowin, and things are about to git just a bit more exciting round these parts.
Welcome to Green Valley, The down-home home of Rural Fantasy Misadventures and Grass-Roots Shenanigans. The Valley is Filled with Colorful Characters, Brimming with Odd Ball Neighbors, and has more than a few Local Yokels. Welcome to Bumpkin Quest. These adventures are intended to be a series of silly adventures that all go awry in some way or another and stir up trouble throughout a peaceful little village that has in many ways been overlooked by the troubles of the world “outside”. CHAPTER 1: Green Tide CHAPTER 2: A Cartload of Chickens CHAPTER 3: Marvin the Magnificent CHAPTER 4: High Society ADVENTURE MECHANICS
- Target Character Level: Commoners - Level 1 - Target Party Size: Four Players - Average Adventure Playtime: 1-2 Hours - Tone: Rural Misadventures
I’ve also put these adventures into a PDF that includes our Bumpkin Quest: Campaign Guide
which fills in the details of Green Valley pretty thoroughly. The quests are simple enough to be run in any setting you choose, but if you're interested in more the Guide as over a dozen Custom Maps, 70+ NPCs, Location Descriptions, 20+ Local Legends, and Scores of Adventure and Event Ideas. You can grab the PDF Free at the link above.
At the center of the Valley sits a patch of small grassy hills, through which the Slow Water meanders through. Built into these hills is the Village of Hills Furrow. Celebrated by everyone living in The Valley and boasting a whopping population of almost 150, Hills Furrow is the center of commerce and social importance. Well, at least as far as the locals are concerned. Realistically it would be less than a blip on the grand scale of things, a mere kernel of wheat in the silo of civilization, but to those who live here, there is nothing quite like living in the “city”.
The Village itself, like the Valley, is predominantly Halfling, and their fancy dwellings are burrowed into the hillsides as often as possible. These dwellings have been family owned for generations only becomeing available if there are no heirs to pass them along to. Other folk live in well kept two story shingled buildings, most of which house a business on the lower floor and house the Shopkeepers and their families above their workplaces, though a few live in nearby homes. There aren’t many “rental” spaces in town, as property is usually bought up quickly by the Halfling Families, but there are long term options at either of the Inns in town. Hills Furrow: Locations
1) The Crocked Crow (Inn and Tavern) 2) The Dancing Lamb (Inn and Tavern) 3) The Moaning Toad (Tavern) 4) Granny's Groceries (General Market) 5) Get Nailed (Hardware and Distilery) 6) Gimdurh's Hammer (Smithy) 7) Brenra's Mechanicals (Tinker) 8) Hjoldren's Home Goods (Carpenter) 9) Standard Industries (Office) 10) Fit to be Dyed (Tailor) 11) The Last Loaf (Baker) 12) The Cloudy Cleaver (Butcher) 13) Nature's Medecine (Apothecary) 14) Sheriff's Office 15) Green Valley School House 16) The Waterwheel 17) The Windmill 18) The Undercloak Estate 19) Truefoot Burrow 20) The Meadows Family Hill
The people themselves are hospitable and friendly enough, but they do not really trust outsiders. Folks from foreign places are good for trade, news, and little else. Those that come through are treated well enough as long as they don’t wear out their welcome. Locals, well, that’s a bit of a different story. The city and area doesn’t operate under a written caste system or social structure, but there is clearly a pecking order, and family heritage matters a great deal to folks in Hills Furrow. Most locals, whether they’ve gotten an education or not, can easily be classified as simple. It isn’t that they are slow of mind or unintelligent, but more that they are unconcerned with matters the outside world considers important. This sentiment has created a general, but friendly, dislike between those that consider themselves Highfalutin and those that clearly are not.
Well now that I've given you the fifty cent tour. Shall we get on to adventure?
CHAPTER 1: Green Tide
We will open our journeys in the Green Valley at Green Tide, the annual celebration of Winter’s End. This adventure is designed to give a tour of Hills Furrow and introduce them to the locals. It will begin with some chores around their house to prepare for the festival and end with a battle involving an enchanted broom. If you did not do Session Zero, this chapter may take a bit longer as we get to know everyone and their characters.
ACT 1: Pre-Festival
The locals spend the week cleaning out their houses and farms. They gather old junk and unused items to be used later in the festival. They also begin preparing what food is left from winter to be used in a celebration and feasts. Things to do!
- Have the Players clean up junk around the house - Have them Find something strange (Perhaps used for a later mystery?) - Have them Decorate their Broom - Have them run a Household Errand (Meet an NPC)
ACT 2: Sweeping Day
A merry festival celebrating Spring cleaning and putting the past behind them. They form a parade, with one member from each house carrying a brightly decorated broom and using it to symbolically “Sweep Away Winter”. The rest of the family marches their winter’s trash and unused goods down to the Fairgrounds. The goods are often traded, while the trash is piled in the fire pit to await burning later. The entire day is filled with fun outdoor activities. Households also symbolically bring their problems to the bonfires to burn them later. Things to do!
- March in the Parade - Carry Junk to the Bonfire - Meet more of the Locals EVENT: I Love a Parade
The parade will march North from near the Cross Roads in the South up around the hill and back again to the South where it will head for the Fairgrounds. There isn’t anything particularly challenging about this event, but it would be a wonderful place to start leaning into or building local rivalries. EVENT: Never Seen a Broom Do That…
As they come into the home stretch of the Parade one of the local’s Brooms will animate and take off. It will chase folks around the parade. The players can attempt to stop it, but the broom will flee soon after being attacked. It will fly up into the air, attack a flock of geese, and chase them off until it can’t be seen anymore. They can go and collect a fallen goose if they wish. I highly recommend giving it a motorcycle type sound as it flies around hitting folks. Maybe even going as far as giving it a rough gravel angry voice and letting it insult people.
ACT 3: Winter’s End
Winter’s End is a Combination of Groundhog’s Day and Fasnacht, this day gets a little wild. The Festival kicks off at dawn with the Great Gopher Hunt. Gophers are well known spies for The Voice of Winter and thus need to be hunted before they can tell The Voice to delay Spring. Gophers themselves are quite tasty, and are notoriously bad for crops, so this works out economically all around. Throughout the rest of the day families continue to contribute to the Bonfire Pile which often gets quite large. At dusk a large effigy of The Voice of Winter is placed on top of the pile. Once the sun has fully set they light the fire and burn the Effigy. Folk usually dress darkly during the day and brightly at night. After the burning they feast on sweets and treats that were made from goods saved up from winter storage. Things to do!
- The Great Gopher Hunt - Carry Junk to the Bonfire - Meet more of the Locals - The Fairground’s Activities EVENT: The Great Gopher Hunt
The Hunt begins at dawn and takes place all over the Valley. Locals race to collect as many Gophers as possible. It is easiest to kill the Gopher, but there are some that find that distasteful. Instead they live trap the critters. It is a bit tougher to do so, but an option should your players wish. This is most easily played out as a series of appropriate Skill Checks, in which the higher they score the more gophers they obtain. EVENT: Trash Removal
They may find some locals willing to pay them to help cart junk down to the bonfire pile. Not a lot of skill involved in this, but it is a great opportunity to meet locals, and you could throw a runaway cart at them. Fair Activities
They will probably want to take part in Fairground Activities. Players love these types of challenges. Here are a few ideas you can build on. - Axe Throwin: Basic attack rolls on a Round Target. Higher scores equal Higher points. - Bow Shootin: Basic attack rolls on Moving Targets. Higher scores equal Higher points. - Pig Chasin: Catch the greased Pig! Medium DC Challenge requiring three success before three Failures. - Mud Wrastlin: Nothing says bumpkin like a good Mud Wrastlin Pit. Contested Skill Challenges. - Sausage Eating Contest: Increasingly difficult DC Challenge. Eat till you puke! Can also be Pies or Ribs or Little Fish… you know whatever someone wants to stuff dozens of in their gullet. - Tug O’War: Team Strength Challenge. Three to Five Contested Rolls with opposing teams. - Gopher BBQ Cook Off: A Hard Culinary Challenge to see who can BBQ the best Gopher! - Races: Foot and Mount Races based on Three to Five Contested Rolls. I usually include a few odd mounts like a Giant Chicken or some such nonsense.
ACT 4: Day of Ashes
The Day of Ashes is a day of rest, recovery, and reflection. Locals take the ashes from the bonfires and rub their hands in them to symbolize the end of a hard year’s work and hardships of the past. The day ends with a large family feast, typically Pork. Activities this day are light, but many folks head to the Temple for the Calling of Spring Blessings. They put on their fancies and head down to ask forgiveness for over-indulging in the festival and for worship. Well sort of…
Unfortunately, a lot of folks take this as an opportunity to peacock about and practice their one-upmanship over other locals. If you’re looking for inspiration for their outfits look to older photos of the Kentucky Derby. Over the years this troubling practice has caused more than one fight to break out after the service.
*Things to do! *
- Go to Temple and Meet More Locals - Pick a Local Patron! EVENT: Temple Services
The majority of the town comes to Temple on this day. The service is usually longer, and a bit more “Where have most of you been all year?” But otherwise it is a call for the Divine Blessings to touch their crops and protect their lives. It ends with a ceremony in which the locals put their hands into the ashes from yesterday’s bonfire. Once services end they will head outside, where the trouble will begin. Two of the wealthier families will get into it with each other. Starting with a couple of veiled insults, probably before service and continuing afterward. If one of your players is from a local Rich Folk family then they can be right in the middle of it all, otherwise they will have to pick a side. This choice will determine their house Patron moving forward. Tension will increase until folks start drawing up sides, and then someone will throw a rotten tomato at one of the House Matrons. That will blow the lid off the incident and a yokel brawl will break out. For comedy purposes I recommend the instant appearance of several food carts filled with expired products, and maybe a six year old hustler selling big sticks for wacking folks with. As the locals brawl call for perception checks. Who ever rolls highest begins to hear… The Broom returning! ENCOUNTER: Stick In The Eye
The broom returns ready to whoop some ash. It will be absolutely bent on cleaning anyone and everyone who is even the slightest bit dirty! If it successfully attacks a character they will have to make a Strength Saving throw or be knocked to the ground and swept clean by the broom. As this would be an awful omen for the year folks are terrified and will be running around screaming. Absolute mass hysteria. If the players were lucky enough to hear it coming they can avoid being surprised by the broom. Otherwise the broom will get a full round to attack before they have a chance to do anything. They’ll have to beat the broom into submission any way they can before it sweeps the whole town into chaos!
After defeating the broom things will settle back down again. Bumpkins are quick to return to normal when things go awry. However, they will have gotten the attention of one of the Wealthy Families in the area and be offered jobs. Which family is really, based on what will work best for them and you as the DM. For gags you might be tempted to have the Yokels pick them up, but that is a hard bit to sustain, and you may be better served keeping them on the side as a comic foil rather than up front. Completely up to you. The session should end with them being invited to meet their new patron tomorrow someplace important.
CHAPTER 2: A Cartload of Chickens
After successfully defeating the Enchanted Broom, our Bumpkins have gained the attention of a possible local Patron. This individual has summoned them to a nearby farm to discuss future work. That work includes proving themselves capable and not just lucky.
ACT 1: Meet the Boss
In this Act the players will meet with their new patron, one of the Family Heads, who that is entirely depends on their choices from the last game. This entire side branch is designed to flavor the background of the campaign, but if you’d rather just have them stay freelancing and independent that’s fine as well. There is also the possibility of “competing” offers should they have second thoughts for any reason. Once they arrive at the meeting spot their Patron will ask them some questions about their ambitions (Class Goals), they will then hand them off to their new “boss” who will assign them their task. They will take them to a nearby barn. NEW NPC: “Boss” Needs a fitting name for the Family they work for...
Character wise, what we got here is a standard “Ranch Foreman” character. They’re tough, A little mean, and completely loyal to their employer. They almost certainly chew tobacco (by the handful), have a tattoo of the Ranch’s Brand, and know where all the bodies are buried. They also have a huge and obvious scar on the side of their head where a Giant Chicken pecked a hole in their skull, so they’re not as bright as they used to be, not at all truthfully. Nor are they actually the Foreman anymore, but no one has a heart to tell them. They’ve been quietly downgraded to Chicken Handler, which is something they seem to remember quite well, but the brain damage keeps them from realizing all that. They can be found wandering the Farm giving strange orders to other Hands. These Hands nod politely and then go back to what they are doing. Things To Do!
- Meet Their Patron - Discuss Their Future - Meet Their New “Boss”
ACT 2: Chicken Dance
Boss will lead them into the odd looking barn. This building is filled with Giant Chickens. These two-three foot fouls have extremely exaggerated features, spiky looking beaks with sharp tooth like edges, big darting eyes, bumpy cracked skin, long gnarled talons, and dirty mottled feathers. They’re more beast than bird. But, they’re good for eatin! These creatures should have a stat block similar to an Axe Beak. When the players enter into the Barn the Chickens will go nuts, obviously deeply bothered by the intrusion. Boss will throw in some deer haunches and the birds will tear them apart in a feeding frenzy. They will then put on a Chicken Suit and begin a flapping dance. (Google Magnificent Riflebird) It should be absolutely captivating and the chickens will become mesmerized, watching every move. Boss will then load two dozen chickens onto a large wagon and lock it. They will have the players push the wagon out while he keeps the Chickens calm. Once outside they’ll hang heavy tarps on the sides of the wagon, and remove the suit. He will then explain to them that they need to keep the tarps on the wagon, and keep the birds well fed, or the chickens will get restless and become violent. When they do need to interact with them someone will have to wear the suit and dance to keep them calm. The bigger the person in the suit the better. Boss will then give them a Map of Green Valley and instruct them to drop off two chickens at each of the outer settlements. They have two days to get this done. Things To Do!
- Head into the barn - Witness The Dance of The Chicken - Push the Wagon out - Get the Costume and Delivery Instructions
ACT 3: Bumpy Roads
They will be off to deliver the Chickens to various locations. There is no specific order to this delivery, they just need to pick a route and go. If they’re short on time they can take the country roads that lead between the outer settlements, but these aren’t as well kept as the main roads are. Whatever road they take and wherever they decide to stop for the night there are problems they will encounter along the way. You can make them random or pick the ones that best suit your players. Most of these should at some point require someone putting on the suit and dancing for the chickens to keep them calm. I would also increase the difficulty of each event. If they fail a dance the Chickens will become restless and start attacking the cart until they are calmed down. Too many failures and the wagon’s cage will break and the remaining chickens escape. They will then have to be rounded up and the cage repaired. Things to Do
- Decide the delivery route - Deliver the chickens - Keep the Chickens calm Possible Road Events
1) Rough roads cause problems 2) Yokels attempt to see what’s in the cart 3) Bad Weather swamps the road or scares the chickens 4) Pack of Coyotes causes trouble. 5) Chicken Rustlers! Protect the Flock! 6) Wagon breaks and needs repair 7) Cows in the road, someone’s herd is out. 8) Broken Bridge, not gone, just broken
ACT 4: Final Delivery
They’re now closing in on the final delivery. Something needs to happen here to cause them to put the suit on. Or maybe they never took it off! I love that idea, that one of your players just loves the suit and wants to be a chicken… lol… Anyway I’m a fan of having them need to get out of the suit for some reason, maybe a bathroom break, or they stand on a fire ant hill, or a snake slithers up their leg. You know something silly and fun. BUT the zipper is stuck! So they’ll have to try and unstick it and fast! Whatever happens they’re going to get shot at by some hunters looking for a big score who have mistaken the flailing caused by the stuck zipper to be the chicken attacking. After dealing with the Hunters they can go ahead and make the final drop. And head home. Things to Do!
- Head for the final delivery - Get shot at! - Deliver the last chickens ENCOUNTER: That’s a BIG Chicken!
Having two hunters in the field is more than enough to cause a problem for the players. The hunters will almost certainly surprise the players, but you can allow them a perception check, if they succeed they’ll see the hunters just before the muskets go off. It would be OK to down the Chicken Player here if the hunters successfully hit it. They’ll have healer’s kits on hand because, well, this seems to happen to them a lot out here. After the initial attack the players can decide to attack back or try and talk the hunters down. A basic Bandit or Scout stat block should do will for the hunters. If you’re looking for a bit more mayhem, if the hunters miss the players you could have them hit the cage, and you know, bust it open. This may be especially tempting if they POSSIBLE ENCOUNTER: Big Ol' Frog
So there is a giant frog hiding in the mud down in the creek. If a player takes cover behind the banks there is a good chance that the frog will attempt to nab the player as a snack. If it is successful in grabbing a player with its tongue it will immediately head down river, and they'll have to chase it to get their friend back.
When they return, Boss will reward them. How much will depend on how successful they were delivering the birds. If they did a descent job, they will be paid two day’s wages each. If they were completely successful they can have a bonus. However, if the wagon is in bad shape they might have some money deducted. After they’re paid out, they will be dismissed, and told to expect a new assignment next week.
CHAPTER 3: Marvin the Magnificent
After successfully delivering chickens Boss is going to trust them with a more important task. Their employer has requested an item to be created by Marvin the Magnificent. This is a farming community so having enchanted Farming Equipment is extremely desirable. Marvin has done a lot of basic enchantments over the years, but this new one, an The Stone Skipper, a plough whose blade goes ethereal while in contact with stones too large to push away, has really put him to the test. He needs some help with the final enchantments. The players will have to travel to the Ethereal Plane and hit the Blade of the plow with large rocks. But there’s a problem, they’re going to have mischievous Ethereal Sprites attempting to stop them! If they’re successful, which they should be, they get to take the plough for a test drive, and deal with the strange side effects of the enchantment. Angry goats that blink in and out of existence.
ACT 1: To the Tower
They’ll be summoned out to the Ranch where they’ll meet with Boss again. Once there they will notice a large pile of bent and dinged up plows. Boss will explain to them that a recent land acquisition has become problematic. The Fields are filled with large stones just under the topsoil and they’ve damaged a lot of Plow Blades. The Smithing costs are getting out of hand and so their Patron is looking for an alternate solution to the problem. He is sending them to help Marvin the Magnificent, who has taken the job, but run into some complications and needs some help. They may ask about Marvin. Or perhaps the fields that were purchased, so be ready to answer these types of questions. Once they’re done here they can head to Marvin’s Tower, which is just north of town. Things to Do!
- Meet Boss again - Ask some Informational Questions - Head for the Tower NPC: Marvin the Magnificent
ACT 2: Marvin the Magnificent
As they approach the tower they should see an explosion at the peak of the structure. It should look similar to a fireworks mishap. When it clears there will be no visible damage to the tower, But Marvin will plummet to the earth just off to the side of them, landing in a small pond. He will then come charging out of the pond, laughing hysterically, and riding on a large turtle. Once he gets a few feet away from the pond the turtle will disappear and he will tumble to the ground right in front of the players. He will leap up quickly and turn toward the players. “Behold Travelers, You stand in the presence of Marvin the Magnificent! And everything you have witness was mostly intended!” He will then strike a cool pose with his wand pointed to the sky! “Now why do you approach my tower!?”
Once Marvin finds out they’ve been sent about the plow he will become more nervous looking. “I see, well follow me. We have work to do.” He will then start walking toward the tower… his boots squishing out water. This should give them a little time to ask a few questions. Marvin will be a little subversive about what they need to do. He will attempt to frame it very mysteriously, saying things like “All will be revealed soon.” and “Save your questions! All Answers await us… in the future!” If they ask him about what they witnessed outside, he will tell them he was working on a mount summoning spell designed for lakes and rivers. Things to Do!
- Head toward the Tower - Meet Marvin - Ask Questions
ACT 3: The Cabinet of Mysteries
The inside of the Wizard’s Tower will be far more mundane than they likely expect. At least on the first floor. It will have a sitting room, dining room, and kitchen, as well as a few odds and ends about. Nothing special at all. The second floor, are Marvin’s personal quarters and some room for study, but it is the third floor, where Marvin will lead them, and it will be more of what one would expect in a Wizard’s tower. There will be books shelves, arcane equipment, and storage for components. In the middle of the room will be a tall cabinet.
Marvin will explain to them that the Cabinet is a transportation device, and that he will need them to enter into it with a plow that he has recently enchanted. They will be taken to the Ethereal Plane, and once there they’ll need to take the plow outside and begin hitting it with large field stones. There is a large pile of stones just on the north edge of the tower. They’ll have to do this quickly, before the “others” show up. Who are the others? Hard to say, but there are things that live in the Ethereal Plane that don’t like intruders. The idea is to imbue the Plow with Ethereal Powers so it can pass through large stones while plowing fields. Once they return with the Enchanted Plow, Marvin will have them load it on a cart, pulled by a very smart Donkey, and send them on their way. Skill Challenge: Enchant the Plow
This skill challenge will require five successes before they’re incapacitated by the others. However they decide to do it, they’ll have to successfully hit the plow with five large stones. Failures will result in strange indiscernible entities attacking them. They do minimal damage but could knock people out if there are enough failures. Things to Do!
- Move Through Marvin’s Tower - Enter the Cabinet - Enchant the Plow
ACT 4: Blinking Goats
Upon returning to Boss with the Plow they will be happily greet and paid. Their Patron will be there and will be very pleased with their success. He will ask them to demonstrate the plow’s abilities. Once they get set up out in the field and begin plowing something weird will happen. Every time they hit a stone and the plow’s power activates an Ethereal Goat will manifest and kick or ram the plow, and then disappear. It will feel very similar to what they encountered in the Ethereal Plane. They’ll have to find a way to deal with the manifestations. ENCOUNTER: Ethereal Goats
These goats should function very similarly to Blink Dogs, but I would trim the HP and AC a little to put them in line with the party’s. They will be intent on breaking the Plow not the party, although they will attack the party if they can’t get to the Plow. Things to Do!
- Deliver the Plow - Drive the Plow - Defeat the Ethereal Goats
Once defeated the Boss will come over to yell at them, but the Patron will find the entire thing amusing and more importantly, another impressive demonstration of the player’s skills. He will invite them to the “House” for an important party next week.
Chapter 4: High Society
They've definitely been noticed now and have impressed with their ability, unconventional as it may be. They are invited to their patron's home, but not as guests. Though, they might think they were actually invited as guests! They have been brought in to help work the event held out at the Party Field. They will have to gather party supplies, help put up the tent, and then serve the actual guests. During the evening’s entertainment a hypnotist “The Great Dr Hypnotika” will mesmerize the crowd and attempt to rob them all. Hopefully the players don’t fall victim to her schemes. And if they do oh well, they’ll be entertained all the same.
ACT 1: Special Delivery
The players arrive at the Patron’s very nice property. They will be greeted by a properly dressed servant with a clipboard, the Party Planner. The Planner will be rigid and direct. They will immediately begin tasking them about. If they mention that they were invited to the party the servant will laugh “You didn’t think you were a guest? Oh dear, how embarrassing. You’re the help! It is still a great honor to be tasked to help at the Party, but you’re not guests. Now as for your current task. Head into town and gather these supplies. Bring them to the field by noon.” After the instructions are given the servant will go back to their tasks and expect the players to do the same. They will have three stops; The Crocked Crow for Food and Beer, Get Nailed for the Tent and Spirits, and Shalana Proud-Breed’s Tailor Shop to pick up the Dry Cleaning. Feel free to make any and all of these go sideways! Its a good place to toss in some shenanigans as well! They should also be introduced to Dr Hypnotika and her associates. Things To do!
- Go to their Patron’s Home - Meet the Party Planner and Dr Hypnotika - Run their Errands NPC: Dr Hypnotika
Dr Hypnotika and her group will perform for the party. Hypnotica is a Tiefling Mezmerist and illusionist. She has an obnoxiously high charisma and some pretty serious skills to back up her claims. However, she uses those skills to beguile her guests, robbing them blind while they are under her spells. She wears a fine robe with a bedazzled headwrap. She has dark upward spiraling horns, light purple skin, and matching eyes. She wears a monocle and walks with a ceremonially carved staff depicting the "Struggles of the Universe". She is extremely persuasive and even more deceptive. Even if someone were to grow suspicious she can easily talk her way out of trouble. NPCs: Clapper and Bob
Hypnotika brings with her two assistants. Clapper the suit wearing Kenku who will perform wondrous displays of mimicry and slight of hand, and her strongman Bob the Kobold. Bob wears a leopard print strongman's outfit and is amazingly swole, particularly for a kobold, and capable of lifting upwards of 400lbs. Bob doesn't do much else other than get hit with things. in the act.
ACT 2: Put up the Tent
After they finish running their errands they will be tasked with putting up a large party tent. This Act is an ongoing Skill Challenge and should have a constantly distracted feel to it. First they have to unpack the tent. Then they have to realize some pieces are missing, they’ll have to form a solution to that problem. After that wind should cause some problems as the tent is at least being pulled up. This is a great moment for some wondrous tom-foolery. Things To do!
- Unpack the tent - Deal with missing parts - Secure the tent during the wind gusts
ACT 3: Put These On
After they finish putting up the tent they’ll be sent to the Servant’s Quarters to bathe and change. They’ll get a little time to explore and snoop if they wish. Afterward they’ll be tasked with helping in the kitchen, but unfortunately the cooks are going to have been playing a drinking game all afternoon and are no longer fully capable of doing their jobs. This would make a great moment for some sort of mini-game where the players have to determine whether or not the cooks are doing the right things. Once the dinner has been completed they will have to serve the guests. This is a good place to insert gossip and help them meet a few other folks. Things To do!
- Get changed for the party - Deal with the drunk cooks - Serve the guests drinks and food
ACT 4: An Evening to Remember
At some point in the evening things are going to start sliding downhill. Some of the locals will have become extremely inebriated and will need to be encouraged to leave, or just moved off to the side as they’ve already passed out, before the show begins. Once the show begins the locals will become fixated on the goings on. “The Great Dr Hypnotika” will have put an additive in the drinks for the that will make everyone more susceptible to her powers of persuasion. Once the show starts she will have them all doing silly things, those who drank have disadvantage on saves against her powers. She will end the show asking the guests to display their most valuable treasure, a with a hypnotic pattern and then send her assistants out to collect those treasures. The players will have to “do something” about the thieves. Things To do!
- Deal with Drunks - Watch the Show - Stop the Criminals ENCOUNTER: Hypnotika's Gang
This encounter doesn't have to be a fight. If Hypnotika is caught she may claim it was all part of the act and simple return the valuables with a "no harm, no foul" type attitude. This will be he go to in an attempt to avoid a fight, but if the character persist in some kind of retribution or punishment the situation will devolve into a combat. Hypnotica herself is an Illusionist Wizard but is low on spells after the show. Clapper is a low level rogue and Bob a Barbarian, and should play out as such. Even with Skills they are combat adverse and will be looking for an opportunity to flee rather than fight. They do have a getaway wagon out front that they'll be headed for if things go south.
We’re assuming the Bumpkins at least attempted to stop the robbery. This will draw a lot of attention to them. Their Patron will be well pleased with them, and let them know they will be getting much more important jobs in the future. The guests will also take note and will begin treating them all a bit better. They’re all essentially Folk Heroes at this point for secondary backgrounds. Their Patron should reward them with something very nice as the party kicks back in. They will need to finish out the nights work of course.
Congratulations! Your Players have completed their first Quest-line! Hopefully it was a delightful experience. But now that they've finished what comes next? Well, here are some ideas.
*Reward Them! *
They've been doing some rather Adventurous things lately, and therefore should now have a Class Level under their belt, so the real D&D world now opens to them! Maybe it is time for some real adventuring gear. No more sticks, stones, and burlap sack armor. Folk Heroes?
There's a good chance that the Valley is Speaking the News about them and their exploits while drinking in the taverns. They may have even earned the actual Folk Hero Feat! Maybe someone would be interested in giving them a task! Simply Go Exploring!
There are a lot of places in Green Valley that we only dipped our toes into. You could have them head down to Stinkmarsh, or maybe climb up the cliffs of Longridge. The world (Well, the Valley) is wholly open to them. Explore Local Legends
There are lots of local legends they can look into! Hopefully they search out something that isn't too far over their heads! Continue Working for their Patron
It would be an easy DM go to simply to have them continue working for their current Patron. They've probably been impressive enough fo a family to be interested in keeping them on. Establish Themselves as Adventurers!
Maybe they want to set up a Adventurers for Hire business? This "Heroes Guild" approach is really appealing to a lot of players and absolutely plays into Bumpkin Quest. Just remember, this is a place of low key problems that locals make really big deals out of. So the idea of slaying dragons shouldn't really be on the table... that is until an actual dragon shows up! Which one day absolutely should.
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2023.05.30 20:00 Durbanpoizon Home Opener Ticket Help
Im planning on going to my first Steelers home game (finally) week 1 against the 49ers. Looking at tickets for the game they are a bit pricey but I wanted to know if the prices will drop when game day comes closer? Or do you guys recommend getting them already because I know this is the first home opener in 5+ years so I’m not sure if they’ll sell out in advance? Thanks in advance ! #STEELERNATION
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2023.05.30 20:00 BothTadpole5 What would this be called?
I don't want to give too many details because I'm worried my parents will somehow read this. Sorry if it is too vague. This is definetely not as bad as the stories I've read in this sub but I can't really figure out if it was a form of abuse and what it would be called.
-When I was a kid (like under 5, I did actually need an adult to help) my dad would give me a bath with both my siblings. And when it came time to rinse our butts he would say something that is essentially a rape joke (I don't want to say the joke in case he somehow finds this post and it lets him figure out it was him). I do not remember this at all but he's mentioned it when talking about games we'd play in the bath. I remember the other games. Apparently my grandma was scandalized by the joke.
-My dad had illnesses and his feet would hurt and back would itch. He would always have my rub his feet and scratch his back. I didn't really like to do this but I did it because I wanted to help my dad. He would say I was better at it then my mom and had a nickname for me related to this.
-I would sleep in my mom's bed pretty often until I was like 25. I did this because I wanted to sleep with my cat and he slept there. I didn't think this was weird but I mentioned it to a friend and she thought it was weird. All my girl siblings and I would switch between sleeping in her bed.
-When I was little my dad would play wrestling with me a lot including a move called scissor that had me in between his legs. I didn't mind this at all at the time but in hindsight it seems odd but maybe it's fine? IDK
-A couple years ago my mom came up behind me when I was on her bed playing with the dog and touched my butt. I got really mad and she said she was just playing.
-When I was 2 weeks old a relative filmed my diaper change and called it a nudie film as a joke
-When I was about 4 my mom cleaned my vagina in a way that really hurt and I felt was done angrily and shaming (don't want to give too many details for anonymity)
I feel like all this stuff is normal in our society, or maybe it was in the 80s-90s, but it really shouldn't be. I feel gross when I think back at this stuff.
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2023.05.30 19:59 Darth_Siddius Mittelafrika Rework suggestions
DISCLAIMER: I just want to write a few thoughts to the current state of Mittelafrika and make some propositions. MAF is probably one of my favorite countries in KR, due to its massive size and potential. I love the focus tree but I see that there is still a lot of potential. I haven't read that there are any reworks for MAF planned, and yes, I'd love to learn to mod for the sole reason of expanding MAF.
1. Leaders Göring as leader is somewhat a KR classic but if you read about him, the KR Göring doesn't fit into the KRTL. In OTL, Göring was radicalized after the war by the defeat and a speech of an Austrian Painter, which got him fascinated with his party. This didn't happen in KRTL. Göring would be still strongly influenced by his father, Heinrich Ernst Göring, the first Reichskommissar of Deutsch-Südwestafrika, who was strongly involved in protecting the local natives, creating protection areas especially for the natives that were previously targetted at by Europeans. So there is no reason for Göring to become such a maniac as he is portrayed in KR (except if there is actually good lore what happened to him but I haven't seen anything about that yet). In my opinion, the starting leader of MAF should be Solf, who will then go down in the Kenyatta-Solf-Affair, or alternatively Heinrich Albert Schnee, the last OTL governor of Deutsch-Ostafrika. The other remaining leader options are all good, but Göring should be a more moderate one, while the someone truly radical, like Franz Ritter von Epp should replace him as the "evil" leader.
2. Map I like the way MAF is made up the way it is, especially the change that it doesn't reach all the way up to Liberia was not only a nice gameplay balance but also a good idea as to not overextent the already overburdened MAF. What I'd love to see more would be the immediately visibility of the former non-German colonies not being fully integrated. So that would be: * British Protectorates as loose puppets (Kenya, Uganda, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Nigeria and the Gold Coast) of MAF, since MAF only moved in after the syndicalist revolution in Britain, to protect these colonies (and to connect the colonies) * French Equatorial Africa and Congo as seperate but stronger integrated puppets * direct control only over the original German colonies: Deutsch-Ostafrika (including Ruanda, Urundi and Bukoba), Deutsch-Südwestafrika, Togo and Cameroon That would show the situation better, that MAF is still trying to integrate these areas (more or less successful), which will be one of the bigger struggles in its gameplay.
3. Foci Personally I like the the current focus tree a lot, also the Cape to Cairo Railway is a beautiful feature. But it has got a lot of potential, especially looking at the recent big focus trees of other nations. MAF is struggling with many problems at once, since it was mainly a prestige-project and not an economical reason to create it. So the focus tree could divide into following parts: * Military tree - self explanatory * Administrative tree - MAF is a massively administratively overburdened entity which can barely assess what it actually contains, due to the lack of communication means and the vast landmass it entails. This could be combined with a strong national spirit debuff which would get reduced and turned into a buff, thanks to thorough German bureaucracy * Economical tree - the colonies are far from self-reliant and most of their wealth gets exported to the Reich, leaving them economically weak. The economic tree could slowly build up the economy, organizing better plantations and mines, sending more prospects out to find more ressources. A choice could then be made to either increase the exports to Germany (in terms of factories and constant supply shipments, becoming the Kaiser's favorite colonial administration), reducing the exports to increase MAF's own power (not in favor with the Kaiser) or trying to balance it. * Integration tree - this one ofc takes care of integrating the earlier mentioned puppet administrations or eventually leaving them at self-governance, for a price (receiving resource-rights, factories, weekly manpower, etc). The integartion could be done slowly and careful, ensuring a smooth transition, or rough and fast, which can lead to a revolt of the puppet (and the others eventually joining too). * Political tree - Classical political trees that pursue the HoS' agenda, depending who came up on top, following the Kenyatta-Solf-Affair. Imo, the current setup is already nice, needs just some more love. The DKG favors doing everything for the Kaiserreich while trying to maintain stability. The NKR tries to become more independent while exploiting the continent much harsher and the Selbstverwalter will try to become independent with the harshest means, trying to look eye-to-eye to the Kaiser. The democratic options would try to give the other Europeans as well as the Natives more rights, equal to the Germans, at the cost of a weaker economy.
4. Miscellaneous The Bush-War is a nice piece of lore that I'd keep and its consequences, especially if you want to annex the Portuguese colonies, you'd make the overextension debuff even worse. I never liked the current native revolt, that all rise up very fast at once without having any communication means to actually agree on something like that. There should rather be a similar system like in the Ottoman Empire with the resistance. The democratic leaders would profit from keeping them low, while the more radical leaders would struggle with it. Should MAF be distracted by a war, these high resistance areas could rise up. MAF should also receive more expansion options, right now it can only receive the French areas south of the Sahara and Bechuanaland can join them if it secedes from South Africa. But I'd like to see more options, like being able to also have South Africa eventually join (or annex them) or even expansion into Egypt?
If you're reading this, you made it through my babbling, so thanks for taking your time and just let me know what you think! I don't know if the Kaiserdevs would accept someone volunteering for that, or if they want to have more suggestions but I'd love to work or help with all that.
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2023.05.30 19:58 Evening-Skirt8446 First pc build, question on game codes
So finally built my first pc after gaming on Xbox since the original. I'm happy with how it turned out, made a couple mistakes but learned a lot! I put a 3060 ti in it first with knowing I was going to upgrade it since I was shooting for 1440p 100 fps on warzone. Found out I can connect my Xbox controller via the mb Bluetooth and use an Xbox adapter to connect my headset. Here's the specs
I5 12600k Z690 edge wifi ddr4 Corsair vengeance 16x2 32gb 3600 Cooler master hyper 212 rgb black 2- samsung 980 pro 1 tb m.2 Corsair L20 rgb fans Originally msi 3060 ti currently 4070 ti gigabyte 12gb oc
I'm within my window to return the 3060 ti so that's what I'm going to do. Last week I bought a open box at best buy 4070 ti gigabyte 12gb vram oc. This is the card I'm going to stick with and It came with a download code for Diablo 4. Since open box the code has been used already for the hardware.
So here's the question. Is this normal pc practice for people to buy graphics cards for free game codes then return them? I'm super happy about the price that I got the gpu for, 679.99 plus tax, but should I reach out to best buy or nvidia to try and get a code for the game? Let me be clear I do think that it's awesome if this is common practice, buying and returning helps out both customers, one gets a free game, other person gets a discounted gpu, im willing to bite the bullet and buy the game because I want to play but I was just more curious if this is a common practice?
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2023.05.30 19:58 Awkward_Worry6024 Is the membership worth it?
Hey y’all! New to this group. Thought I would post here to get some opinions. I finished a free trial for F45 a while back and really loved the nature of the workouts, the gym, etc. Currently, I workout 5 days a week and have been at the same HIIT/kickboxing gym for almost two years. Recently, Ive been pretty frustrated with my progress and down about my body. I haven’t been excited to go to my workouts and I feel like they’re not doing much for me anymore. For those of you that have memberships, do you find the price worth it?! I know that for group workouts you get out of it what you put into it, but I’m curious if people actually see progress by going to F45 consistently. Thoughts ? All insight is welcomed! Cheers!
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