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Black Pill Science

2018.03.26 08:35 SubsaharanAmerican Black Pill Science

A subreddit dedicated to understanding the realities of human social and sexual behavior.
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A critical response to subreddits that attempt to subvert the distinction between empirical reality and racist role-playing/pornographic fantasy. Dedicated foremost to an honest and evidence-based discussion on the influence of race and colorism in dating, and, secondarily, to dissecting the hypermasculine BBC mythology serving at the core of dehumanized interracial fetishism.
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2020.10.20 12:48 ifgifdafurr Build criticism/feedback and suggestions

Hey everyone,
Just made my first ground up build and would love some feedback or suggestions for any possible changes.
The list can be found here:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3T8GfP
Goals in mind/important notes:
Graphics card - I already have an rtx 3090, not the best price for performance, I know. However it was all I could snag in the madness of the stock issues.
CPU: the current cpu on the list is a placeholder as it is a spare my brother has. I am using it temporarily in preparation for the 5950x coming this November.
Hard drive speed - my previous build had a few eco friendly HDDs which were cheaper but came at the cost of disk read and write speed. This had a much larger effect on games and programs in general that I thought. This time around I want fast speeds and large size without cheaping out like before. This led me to go for two NVMe drives.
Larger case for easy cable management and RGB - I have came from a non-rgb almost blacked out case so for this build I want as many colour choices as possible and as I have also chosen a case with much more room due to the dual compartment I have also loaded it with the maximum amount of fans to ensure bruteforced airflow. To also keep constituency I am replacing the default liquid cooling fans with another set of LL120 corsair fans.
Consistency: another key point is keeping the products as consistent as possible. I have had feedback from both family and friends around the many different programs needed to try and sync RGB profiles with so many different brands. To beat this I have tried to make a mainly corsair build to ensure there are no issues with matching RGB profiles throughout the build.
RAM: I chose 2x 32gb as my chosen motherboard supports up to 128gb. 64gb should be overkill but I have left two slots in case I ever need to bump up the RAM.
Extras: not included on the list is additional lighting strips and the corsair commander pro. Peripheral and monitors will come at a later date.
So that's it really, I would love any feedback and suggestions along with any issues you might spot. Thanks for reading 😁
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2020.10.20 12:05 TollhouseFrank Tour de WoT - Tech tree icons for new players

Hello ladies and gents!
This guide is going to be geared towards the new player. It is one thing for us to point you at a Tier 10 and say "this is going to be perfect as your first Tier 10". What I want to do is point out the 'Icons of WoT' that you will find along the way.
These tanks are icons for a myriad of reasons. Unique Mechanics. Real world history. They could be a ton of fun to play. Sometimes, they are just so bad, you need warned ahead of time.
I will be presenting to you each nation, and giving you 3-5 tanks from each that you, as a new player, should try to experience playing - or in some cases - avoid playing at some time in your playing career. I will be using the following criteria in my choices:
  1. Must be at lowest Tier V, and at highest Tier IX. While there are several fun tanks at tier IV and lower, and many iconic Tier X's, tier V to IX is where you will spend the majority of your time in game, so this is where I am concentrating on.
  2. They must currently be in the tech tree. Yes, there are many fun/unique tanks that are now collector tanks in the collector store (you have to have a tank of the same nation/tier unlocked to get access to these tanks). There are even many awesome and fun premiums out there. But for the purposes of this guide, I am going with tech tree only.
  3. I will describe why they are icons and why I believe you should experience playing them or even keeping in garage.
  4. I am human and can't keep my opinions fully out of this. So in that stead, I hope that our community can also chime in and add in their opinions on some iconic tanks that they think I overlooked.
These will be in no particular order. These are just tanks that are iconic. Hopefully, once you play them, you will find out why!
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USA
Tank Comments
M4A1 A classic vehicle. The M4 Sherman is one of the most well known tanks in history. In game, it is quite decent in its historical setup with the 76mm. However, this tank comes into its own with the 105mm howitzer mounted. No, you will not always have great games in it. However, it is rare to come away from a match without at least 1 laugh from a massive damage roll when a HE round from your howitzer hits and penetrates your enemy. This is a fun one to keep around for occasional credit grinding or random low/mid tier lols.
T29 While only a test-bed in real life, this tank has become a monster in this game. Even from the earliest days of WoT, this has been very powerful. The turret is nigh impenetrable frontally by anything it can face. It has a good 'stock' configuration with the 90mm from the M6 Heavy the tier before. Fully upgraded, this is one of a handful of tanks in this game that you can single handedly control the match in, even when bottom tier. Good in a beginner's hands. Monstrously overpowering in a good player's hands. This heavy will almost assuredly help you appreciate learning the art of hull-down.
T49 There are some amazing scouts in this game. This is not one of them. There are amazing combat lights in this game. This is not one of them. There is only 1 King of Derp. This is not him. Let me introduce you to the Prince of Derp. This is one of the tanks where it isn't the best at anything other than being a rush of excitement and fun almost every time you take it out in a match. The ability to speed along side of and/or behind an opponent, then tick off 1/2 or more of their health in a single hit? Evaporate enemy light tanks in a single shot? That is what this is about. Far from the best scout. However, easily one of the most fun light tanks you will ever play. Well worth keeping in garage just for the lol-factor alone.
T95 There are many TD's that are technically 'better' vehicles. There are, however, none more intimidating. Affectionately known as "The Doom Turtle" for good reason. You can solo hold a flank against insurmountable odds, because people are afraid to push you. You are nigh invulnerable frontally and will laugh as enemies donk shot after shot into you as you absorb it all without losing a single HP of damage. Yes, it is slow. Yes, it has weaknesses. In relation to WoT, it is still probably the most iconic TD in this game. This is a TD that you will learn to be cautious of, as the first time you make the mistake of wondering in front of one in a match, you will learn a very painful lesson.
M44 Who said I couldn't call an arty iconic? You want to be hated? You want to be cursed at? You want people to tell you how they hope that you and all your family die of aids, cancer, being raped, or name-your-terrible-end? This is the vehicle for you. Great at earning credits. Often called one of the most OP/broken vehicles in the game. Whether you love arty, hate arty, or just don't care either way, you have to admit, this one stands out.

GERMANY
Tank Comments
Rhm.-B. WT There are some really iconic TD's in the German tree; almost all of them for historical reasons. However, for gameplay reasons, this one takes the strudel. A tissue in a hurricane has more armor. What makes this one stand out is the turret and 2 great gun choices. You can't go wrong with either gun, but my personal opinion is to use the 15cm for the lols. It is worth keeping in your garage. It is very powerful in the right circumstances, and it is rare that the 15cm gun won't give you at least 1 smile per match.
Tiger I In a tree full of historically significant tanks, one of them has to stand out. While not well armored compared to its peers, it has one of the best DPM's tier-for-tier in the game. It has an amazing ability to whittle away tons of health before the enemy even realizes it is gone. One of the first tanks people often admit to grinding to because of how famous it was from WW2. Don't expect the armor to save you. If you can keep safe while letting the gun sing - you should have some memorable matches before you move up to the recently buffed big brother Tiger II.
E-50 A tree full of historically significant tanks, and I go with a tank that is at best a paper concept? You can keep your Panther's and Tiger's. I - and many others in the game before you - take a sick and twisted joy out of ramming an enemy to death. One of the 3 or 4 best tanks for ramming in the game, you will find yourself grinning savagely as you slam into the enemy and do 500, 600, 700, even upwards of 1k damage on a lightly armored opponent. It doesn't happen very often, but the opportunity will arise, you will take it, and you will love it.
VK 100.01 P A heavy tank that isn't the Tiger 2, or other historical icon? No. This is a proto-Maus. It has absurd amounts of armor. Properly angled, it can even shrug off Tier 10's like they are nothing - if they are guilty of auto-aiming. It is slow as molasses. The stock gun works surprisingly well, and the top gun is beastly when top tier. When top tier against VI's and VII's, you are practically unkillable. Yes, people want the Maus because of how absurdly armored it is. However, this one is more absurd, considering the amount of armor it has against the opponents it gets to face.
Leopard PT A 'German Accuracy' is a meme in this game. However, this is the tank that defines it. What used to be a tank nobody wanted, WG buffed it and it suddenly became a mobile murder-mobile. Great gun handling, great mobility, all tempered a bit with armor that is about tough as a soft, fluffy pillow. Even after recent nerfs to undo what WG felt to be an overbuff, it is still considered by many to be one of the best, if not the best, mediums at tier 9 in the game.

USSR
Tank Comments
KV-2 Average armor. As quick as an one-legged cheetah. As stealthy as an elephant with bad gas. The KV-2 just doesn't care. Top or bottom tier. Open or city map. If there is ever a tank that I believe that every single player in this game should have in their garage, it is the KV-2. Once you fully research this out, you will start to realize why there are so many videos from content creators that feature the tank we lovingly call "The King of Derp". It is nearly impossible to play this tank and be mad. If you ever need a pick-me-up - KV-2 is here for you.
T-34-85 Based on a variation of one of the most famous tanks of WWII, this medium tank will captivate you and have you begging for more. If there was ever a perfect introduction to medium tank play, this is it. Mobility is high. It has armor that can work in the right situations. Gun choices galore. Even better? This leads to many of the most beloved high tier mediums in the game. If you want a medium tank branch to go down first - choose this, and you will likely be 100% satisfied
T-54 From an icon of WWII to an icon of the Cold War. In the beginning of WoT, this was known as the UFO - the netcode was so bad, that this tank appeared to 'teleport' around the battlefield. Now, it is easily one of the most dominant - in a good player's hands - tanks in the entire game. High mobility, good armor, and gun choices that will leave you satisfied. There are many who keep this in garage with a good crew, even after unlocking the Object 140 at tier X. It is absolutely a keeper.
IS-3 In a tree full of memorable and iconic heavies, it is hard to be more memorable than this. Trollish armor. Powerful Gun. Decent mobility. This is a heavy many folks will tell you they enjoyed - and for good reason. This one will likely give you a lot of fond memories as you work your way up to Tier X.
S-51 Another arty? Has Private_Public gone mad? Nay, I say! Nay! After changes to SPG's over the years, this is not the dreaded and fearsome armageddon machine it used to be. It no longer 1-shots even Tier 10's with impunity. However, for many players, this is the first SPG where you cross the 200mm size mark with a gun. It is slow, with terrible gun handling. You play this for one reason only - the splash radius and damage potential can cause grins for you, and many curses flung your way post-match.

UK
Tank Comments
Black Prince The UK tree has some really great and memorable tanks that are great fun to play. This one is an icon for a different reason. It is almost universally agreed upon as one of the worst heavy tanks tier for tier in the game. I personally loved it (then again, I'm daft in the head and love bad tanks). The mobility is bad. The armor only sort of works when top tier. The gun will have you crying many salty tears for how anemic it is. However, it is definitely all worth it, as Tier VIII+ in this branch are all good-to-great.
Conqueror The Centurions are icons for historical reasons, so it is hard to keep them out of this list. This is an icon because of gameplay reasons. Years ago before changes to the tree, this was a rough stock grind. Now, this is one of the easiest stock grinds at Tier IX. Fully upgraded, this heavy is more powerful than many Tier X tanks. It also includes a British mainstay - HESH rounds (HE rounds with high pen) that lets you do nasty things to tanks that have light armor or if you catch them in the side/rear. Take what you have learned about playing hull down and abuse it, here. You will find it pays off as you bounce shot after shot.
ALL UK Lights Tier 5+ I have a soft spot for the Covenanter in my heart. I still find it fun to play. But my goodness, is the rest of the branch made of rotten haggis. Some people will defend the Tier X as being "OK" and fun to play. However, the rest of the line to get there will have you hating yourself and wondering why WG would ever purposely try to ruin an entire tech tree with the stench of a single branch this bad.
Tortoise In a line full of heavily armored TD's with high DPM, this is easily the highlight. Tough enough to brawl up close with heavies. Accurate enough to snipe from range. 2nd highest DPM in the game. After buffs to this TD, it has become a gem that many people come to highly appreciate. While the Badger a tier up is more of the same, it just doesn't quite have the same magic.
Cromwell I would be remiss to leave this off the list. Have you ever heard of the concept "spray and pray"? This tank epitomizes that concept. It has a selection of guns that have such bad soft stats, it can't hit a target while on the move, with the target taped to the end of the gun barrel. The real joy in this tank comes when played in platoons of 3. You can swarm an enemy at close range with high mobility. With 3 guns and a high right of fire, you will be draining enemy HP so fast, they are back to garage before they can blink. Good alone. A monster in a platoon.

FRANCE
Tank Comments
AMX 65T I hated this tank. Everyone else who has played this tank hates it. You will hate it. If there was an award for 'worst tank in the game', this is surely it. This is a heavy tank with no armor, no mobility, and turrets that don't make up for it. It has gun handling that makes you want to gouge your eyes out with spoons made of sandpaper. If this tank had good mobility, it would be fine. If this tank had the armor to back up the poor mobility, it'd be fine. Without either, this is the most putrid tank in this entire tree, and possibly, the entire game. However, the tier IX and X past it are both definitely good.
Lynx 6x6 Until this point, the wheeled lights in this tree haven't been anything of note other than having an awesome anti-scout HE round. This is where you first get access to the high-mobility mode you will come to learn to both love and curse as you play up the tree. This will give you taste of what is to come.
AMX 13 90 When I first obtained this vehicle, it was a Tier VII light. Through the years (and expansion to the trees), it has seen time at tier VIII and now tier IX. It is far from the best scout. However, mid-late game, it is probably one of the most dangerous, as you suddenly become capable of possibly removing multiple tanks from the field in a single clip. In this tank, you are able to quickly turn the tide for your team in a tight match.
AMX 50 100 It is not a great heavy. It has no armor. It is large. It has a very slow clip load time. However, what this tank excels at is teaching you to conserve your HP, and to be careful on your trades. If you play your cards right, you are now one of the most deadly tanks in the game in the late match. With the ability to do 1800 damage in just a few seconds, you can in a single clip remove 2, 3, 4, or more tanks so quickly, that a tight match is suddenly blown wide open. Be cautious at the start of the match, go wild late match. A good tank to learn an appreciation for how powerful autoloaders can be in 'crunch time'.
AMX M4 51 How do you follow up possibly the worst tech tree tank in the game? The WG way - one of the best heavies in the game. Extremely strong frontal armor. 2 good guns that give 2 playstyles - brawling action, or aiming for overmatches on highly angled turret roofs or Swedish TD's. While many do not like the Tier X nearly as much, this heavy proves that the French are the best lovers. It will treat you right every time you take it out for a date.

CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Tank Comments
Skoda T 25 Pretty quick. Turns about as well as yak with a rocket stuck to it's back. The autoloader, along with the extremely fast reload, make this a great credit grinder in a good player's hands, and a very deadly opponent on the battlefield. Unfortunately, to get to the next good tank in the tree, you have to put up with some terrible times.
TVP VTU Speaking of terrible times, this is it. While the Tier VII is bad in its own right, this one is takes the bad to a new level. While I liked it (I tend to like 'bad tanks' as it is fun for me to find something positive about them), I'm the oddball here. Take the Tier VI premium Skoda T40. Stick it at Tier VIII with a slightly better gun. That is all you need to know.
Skoda T50 Sometimes, the grind is bad and there is never a payoff. In this case, there is a massive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. While buffs to other medium tanks have curtailed enthusiasm for this medium tank some, it is still considered one of the most powerful mediums in the game. It is highly mobile, has very quick damage burst with its autoloader, and quickly reloads its clip, allowing you to keep up the pressure. If you are willing to put up with tier VII and VIII being terrible, then your payoff is 100% worth it.

JAPAN
Tank Comments
O-I There is a King of Derp. There is a Prince of Derp. This is the cheap Japanese Imitation Derp. It is massive. It is slow. It is heavily armored. Just like the KV-2, it just doesn't care what match it is in. Also, you will likely be using the same 15cm howitzer up to Tier VIII, so get used to it. You also will learn to get used to seeing your hit-log in match be full of premium rounds, as people just do not bother searching for your weak spots.
Chi-Ri A medium tank larger than many heavy tanks in the game. Decent mobility. Armor that couldn't stop a butterfly from penetrating if it lands too hard. Despite all of this, many who play it fall strangely in love with it. It has one of the more unique guns in the game: a 3 shot autoloader that does low damage, but that loads extremely quickly. I personally never understood the thrill, but many swear by it. Maybe you too, will one day play this tank and fall in love.
Type 4 Heavy Armor that works until it doesn't. That is often the kindest thing people say about this heavy tank. If you are top tier against Tier VII's and VIII's, you are probably going to have a good time. Against Tier IX and Tier X? You are an XP Piñata. More frustrating than fun to play. However, those rare good games may just keep you coming back for more.

CHINA
Tank Comments
WZ-132 In a game where 'traditional' light tanks are falling by the wayside, this one still holds its own. A better medium tank than the equal tier medium of the same tree. When the light tanks got an overall general nerf, this one was barely touched. It is a good light tank. While you may never go past it in the branch, you will probably appreciate it for what it is capable of. One of the more powerful combat lights in the game.
WZ-111 1-4 People tend to ignore the Chinese tree because of 'copycat syndrome'. I believe that is a mistake. This is one of my personal favorite heavies in the game, and a favorite to many who play it. Mobile, hard hitting, and a decent turret. A heavy that you can play like a medium, and out-slug those same mediums you raced to face. It is a bit of a grind to get there, but the 130mm gun on this heavy turns you into a deadly anti-medium.
T-34-2 In a tree of forgettable tanks, this one gives the AMX 65T of the French tree a run for its money as worst tank in the game. On paper, it is attractive. It is mobile. It has decent armor and a great turret. It has good guns with a lot of alpha damage. In reality once you play it, it all falls apart. This is one of the worst grinds in the game. With upcoming buffs to this branch, things might change.

POLAND
Tank Comments
25TP Fully upgraded, this should be a good tank. It is mobile and has a good gun for the Tier. This problem is, to get there, you have to put up with one of the worst stock grinds in the game. If you are a new player, you won't have a bank of free xp built up to help unlock modules. One of the most frustrating grinds in the game, with a payoff being an OK, but not great, tank.
B.U.G.I. This is a tank that shouldn't work. It is awkward and on paper, just doesn't look good. In practice, this is one of the more fun tanks you can play in this game. With a choice of a normal gun (with high alpha for a medium of the tier) or a howitzer for derp action - you will find a way to play it that works for you. While the rest of the mediums are considered 'blah' aside from the Tier X, this one might just find a new home in your garage.
50TP Another one that on paper, just doesn't look exciting. However, fully researched, this is a hidden gem. Heck, Tier VIII and up on this branch are all hidden gems that people overlook because of the horrible grind to get here. The armor won't save often. However, when it does work, it works amazingly well. The top gun allows you to Hulk Smash enemies. Definitely worth the grind. The 60TP that follows has quickly become my personal favorite Tier X heavy tank.

SWEDEN
Tank Comments
UDES 03 Want to be a Norse Ninja? Want to be able to drive backwards faster than most tanks in the game can drive forwards? Want a gun so good, you almost never have to fire premium ammo, even at tanks 2 tiers higher? Want a unique mechanic that only a handful of other tanks in the game have? This TD is for you. While a MBT in real life, in game, this tank acts more like a tank destroyer (thus the designation as such). Both tanks following it are improvements on this vehicle. However, first loves stick with you as more memorable than your 2nd and 3rd loves.
Emil II Want to be a heavy tank that is smaller than some light tanks in the game? Oh, want to add in invincible frontal turret armor, 10+ degrees of gun depression, and an autoloader to it? Look no further. While not a great heavy tank in its own right, when you get the chance to play hull down, you go from average to becoming Thor himself.
IKV 103 At the same time both the best and worst tier 5 TD in the game. When it works, it works. However, when it doesn't, oh boy does it not. It is also unique in that the best gun on it only fires HEAT. No AP. No HE. Only HEAT. If you can make it work and learn to aim for solid armor and not spaced armor, then the top gun lets you do silly things.

ITALY
Tank Comments
P.43 This is a medium tank that acts like a heavy. It brawls like a heavy. It hits hard like a heavy. It is as slow as a heavy. While not a great tank, as Shrek told Donkey "That'll do."
P.43 ter Tier VII is usually pretty awkward. This tank is no different. However, the moment you unlock the top engine and mount it, you go from a middle-of-the-road medium to a hard hitting and very mobile medium. It may not be the best medium in the game, but it surely is up there for how much a simple tech upgrade can change the way you play/view a tank.
P.44 Pantera Auto-reloader mechanic. That is all. Wait, you want me to say more? Seriously, the auto-reloading mechanic puts regular auto loaders to shame. You can play as a single shot medium and maintain DPM. You can dump your clip for a quick burst of damage. Fully upgraded, this medium is mobile, extremely versatile, and secretly, a good rammer. Even if you go no further in this tree, you will probably love this tank - especially if you like regular autoloaders.
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2020.10.20 12:02 dubeyisme A suggestion for improving decoy and Loki as a whole

Introduction

Loki is beginning to feel a little outdated compared with most of the other frames. His biggest advantage, and 90% of the reason I main him, is due to invisibility. I barely cast 4, I barely press 3, and I sometimes press 1. Most enemies are killed before the disarm really does anything, his 1 is killed nigh instantly in high level, and his 3 is honestly not great and very finicky to aim.
This whole situation culminated in decoy being chosen for Helminth. Decoy is just very meh when juxtaposed alongside other abilities and so I have come to write this post as a suggestion/discussion of what could be done about it.

Decoy & Switch Teleport - or Decoy Teleport

Merge it with Switch teleport.
The two skills basically rely on each other to be "useful" and neither are great on their own. The fact that decoy is the better skill of the two is really quite bad.
Loki could really use something else in his kit since his 4 is fairly meh, his 1 and 3 are a bit meh, and his invisibility keeps getting nerfed via more AoE damage on enemies and things that simply ignore invisibility. That and his kit hasn't been touched in much of a positive way since he was put in the game. He was my starter frame, and the only major buff he received was to his armour, and allowing you to switch into dargyns (which is pretty dang useless when you have archwings). And they removed the ability to troll with it. =( Not much of a trickster when you can't swap people onto the objective (I said STAY and DEFEND and I have 450 energy to enforce that command with).
I'd recommend removing the safeguard augment - since it's pretty garbage. Keep the decoy augment for the combined ability - hereafter referred to as Decoy Teleport.
Not only would this dramatically improve Loki as a warframe, but it would make Decoy Teleport a much more viable helminth choice for frames that lack mobility options. ATM why bother taking decoy when you can take Molt that does much of the same thing, boosts your speed, removes all debuffs, is invulnerable for the first few seconds so it does attract aggro, and then damages them at the end. Gee. I wonder why no one picks decoy over that?

Radial Disarm

Really this just needs to do something against melee enemies by default. It's a bit sad that you have to equip an augment to even be worth using against infested. IMO it should knock down all enemies on cast - rather than simply causing them to stagger. That might be enough to make it more useful. I've seen others suggesting it simply be merged with Irradiating Disarm, but I like that I have a choice with radiation or not. I'm open to it though - it really doesn't feel like an ult.

Passive

Loki's passive is just... meh. It needs to be changed to something with more impact. Some ideas for this include giving him the ability to jump more than once in the air, a speed boost on ability cast, whenever he casts, an enemy near him gets hit with a radiation proc, and all bodies disappear on death if Loki is the one who killed them.

Invisibility

I'd also appreciate a slight buff to invisibility. Maybe add an extra second or two to its base time. That'd be enough to put it in a more user friendly position for max dur builds. Also, allow it to be recast even while invisible, or attach that to his augment.
Also remove the tint, PLEASE, or at the very least allow us to turn it off in graphics. It makes it really hard to mine while invisible as everything shines like the sun.

New Ability?

Now we come to what we could add to his kit. It is important to keep in mind that Loki was designed such that his kit can be useful at any level of the game, and that he mostly designed with a utility focus in mind - focused mainly on himself - thus giving him a straight damage ability would feel wrong. There are several suggestions I can think of, most being to do with keeping his identity as a selfish utility frame.

Afterword

Thank you for reading my very long rant/essay. Loki was my first love in this game, back when the only thing to do was kill enemies and listen to captured guy's disturbing screams. He was my starter, and he is what I am most comfortable using in almost any mission type that doesn't require defence of a target. He got me through all the scary quests, he got me through all the not-so-scary quests, and he gets me from start to finish on all Eris missions. I love me my Loki, but he really does feel quite out dated compared with the newer, flashier frames. I'll never stop using him though, but I would like another reason to use him other than that of being too scared to go do new content without being invisible.
Sincerely - A Loki main.
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2020.10.20 11:33 silverweaver Problems with audio and displays

Hello there,
I've encountered my first problems with linux in my career :) For reference, I'm running i3wm installed from i3wm community edition minimal iso. Problem 1) Displays are not correctly set by xrandr on window manager startup. Only my laptop screen is active and external display is blank. I have to turn external display off and run my script again. Xrandr does not outputs any errors. Problem 2) Headphone microphone is on working. Pavucontrol shows it's connected, I can switch to it but there's no audio coming in.
I'm looking for help/suggestions how I can debug those problems, both things were working on previous Ubuntu 18.04 installation.
inxfi -F output: System: Host: bhldpq2 Kernel: 5.8.16-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: i3 4.18.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude 5590 v: N/A serial:
Mobo: Dell model: 0VYDFF v: A00 serial: UEFI: Dell v: 1.4.2
date: 07/12/2018
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 57.3 Wh condition: 57.3/68.0 Wh (84%)
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8350U bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 6144 KiB
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800
7: 800 8: 800
Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel
Device-2: Sunplus Innovation Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting resolution:
1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.8
Audio: Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.16-2-MANJARO
Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM driver: e1000e
IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: 10:65:30:83:8e:c9
Device-2: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 30:24:32:64:7b:39
IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: 02:42:8c:86:7b:fb
IF-ID-2: docker_gwbridge state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: unknown mac: 02:42:96:f6:9c:44
IF-ID-3: vethcd20aea state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full mac: da:1f:e4:fc:bd:a4
Drives: Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 29.90 GiB (12.5%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: KSG60ZMV256G M.2 2280 256GB size: 238.47 GiB
RAID: Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
Partition: ID-1: / size: 45.58 GiB used: 29.86 GiB (65.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
Swap: ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.45 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 40.0 C sodimm: 33.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 303 Uptime: 3h 18m Memory: 15.50 GiB used: 7.18 GiB (46.3%) Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.1.05
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2020.10.20 09:50 Ahmedsaaw Little by little rules to ricochet on the phenomenal side of media and beautification

Welcome back, and to start this notification, however, I'd try to switch over to the advancing, effort, and PR side of discoverability for a change. (There's essentially a specific extent of hard information we would all have the alternative to take before we deteriorate into Excel-based rottenness.)
Game makers, plans, and the media - make them vivacious!
ust say that Evolve's Tom Ohle has a dazzling Twitter string asking 'content makers' (upgrades and YouTubers) and media people about the game progression related practices that devs and wholesalers should quit doing.
A wide extent of good stuff in here. In any case, picking features, GI.biz's Rebekah Valentine notes on the media side, correctly: "No staggered embargos. I scorn embargos where another person has three hours supreme on me because each outlet that wasn't offered the news early will make the news subject to the principle story and beat me to it."
Also, beautification shrewd, the huge YouTuber Jay Feldman (8.6 million subs!) recommends that having media embargos before enhancement ones can correspondingly cause a colossal measure of deterioration. (He didn't put this, in any case, sometimes the media will stream the game similarly, right?) So in light of everything - consider who finds the occasion to see the game when.
Somewhere else, streaming music rights correspondingly came up a ton in the fitting reactions. Improvement atmosphere individual RedEyedMonster noted: "Quit placing endorsed music in games if you need plans and Youtuber Jay Feldman to play them. With the current status of DMCA and [copyright] strikes, putting music you don't have in your game will affect fewer individuals to have the choice to see it." Being set up to kill unapproachable music in your game's choices is another recommendation made somewhere else in the string.
I don't comprehend that you have to simply quit setting all endorsed music in your game. Regardless, value your sound rights issues for YouTubers/improvements. One 'secure' dev stunt is to move knowledge film to YouTube inconspicuously before discharge. You can see who attempts to share advancement pay or even copyright strike the video, and why. (Ideally, you realize the rights condition with your music, yet now and again, you may be staggered!)
At last, here's a good 'begin doing'. Jerk improvement/ex dev Ellie Joy Panic sees that "Having a huge amount of gifs for online media is something I've seen more places doing and wish I got more! Attempting to complete a more unassuming than commonplace survey string on Twitter is dull as damnation utilizing equivalent four pictures and gifs." Agree with this - GIF creation ought to be an aspect of everybody's arms hold.
(Discovered this string using Lizzie Killian's PC game PR flyer, which is excessively helpful!)
A require your (once-over of things to get? deals? other?) information!
Haven't done this for a long time, yet I expected to ask concerning whether they'd be happy to share more game plans/once-over of things to get information with the association for your specific game.
(We additionally watched Golf Peaks and the rounds of Bad Logic Studios, instances of different titles where we got full - or full - straightforwardness into income. Shouldn't be a game that is sold hugely, either.)
We're moreover alright with fragmentary straightforwardness, particularly on the off chance that you can discuss relative movements of complete game plans across different PC, reassure, and adaptable stages - as The Gardens Between did with us beginning late. (This doesn't avoid norms on express game plans numbers, yet gives everybody an overall thought.)
Notwithstanding, if you're into the possibility of Jay Feldman do wouldn't worry partner and we'll look at the best plan to introduce it. (You'll get the event to see the delivery before it goes out.) The more individuals discover the occasion to see information, the more they can value what's standard… or startling!
The game revelation news collects
• There's a tremendous measure of different things going on in the area of stages and revelation. Besides, I am a sworn individual from The Video Game Discovery Society of New York (est. 1884, we have a specific headquarters and everything.) So I am obliged by a grave pledge to present to you these additional notes:
• The 'giant F2P games dispatching on reduced/PC/comfort arranges quickly and looking mind-boggling' train, at last, gets the occasion to slug train speed with the Chinese-had Genshin Effect, which is similar as perfect and playable on iOS everything considered on supports. The people at game business declaration Master The Meta put out a huge amount of good nuances and experiences into the halfway Breath of The Wild-stirred game (envisioned), which is acclaimed because it shows "the move of another time of Chinese game architects who can make fun, breakout hits for generally speaking gatherings."
• A couple of Apple Arcade treats. First thing, most likely Reigns: Beyond is coming only to Apple Arcade. Looks great, since most Arcade blueprints to date were 'very' non-select, evidently more than they should have been. Moreover, the bleeding edge The Pathless has some base framework necessities that we're likely going to see a more imperative proportion of, as Arcade dispatches more eccentric games.
• There's unquestionably going to be an iOS variety of (Xbox) Game Pass, regardless of whether it needs to utilize a fragment of the program based workarounds that other cloud gaming associations have been utilizing, as per inside remarks from Microsoft's Phil Spencer that got spilled. Not shock.
• Individuals are getting around to playing the (many, many) games from the Steam Autumn Game Festival. Among numerous part articles, I regarded RockPaperShotgun's comprehension of their top titles. Anyway in like manner expected to incorporate picks from John Walker's Buried Treasure site, correspondingly as a LOT of YouTube accounts indicating a film of games.
• Sergei Klimov from Charlie Oscar has a Twitter string praising the fifth festival of front line table game hit Gremlins Inc, which joins some intriguing remarks and nuances: "Steam deals: 314K, surveys from Steam clients: 4.4K.. [all] DLC deals: 153K, generally, half of the center's game plans.. the aggregate (player) swarm is somewhat under 700K. Our overview of things to get topped at 140K and beginning now and for a significant length of time is skimming around 110-120K, paying little brain to the number of courses of action we run. The game got about $2.5M lifetime… that is about $1.5M that we collected."
• Micro joins: a program augmentation at present caution you if a Steam game is also in Game Pass (well, no business cannibalization, eh?); the Tencent-kept up Antstream is a retro cloud gaming stage that may be one of those Amazon Luna channels soon; another 'why Amazon hasn't got games right yet' article; and here's a reasonable New Yorker book survey/thinkpiece on how we can pay for the innovative psyche in the genuine age - zeroed in on music, still huge for games.
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2020.10.20 09:31 thesquaremedia Places to Visit in London: The National Gallery

When it comes to the city of London, there are many places to visit that you can spend your time at. And while the parks and the museums are usually on the list, it’s the galleries that can dominate the proceedings. Why? Well, art is art at the end of the day. Seeing how people have represented the times they live in and the pains of human experience is strangely rewarding. We all like to be moved by what we see, and London’s art galleries have many paintings that can elicit multiple emotions.
Out of all the ones in London, the National Gallery is one of the best places to visit in London for a dose of high art and exceptional wonders. It has hordes of paintings from the great masters that will take you aback. No longer will you have to flick through old art books to see the top works, you can now see them close up.
So don’t just stay wrapped up in your serviced apartment in London, or your hotel/hostel room, get out there and see the marvellous works that have inspired countless generations.
About the National Gallery
Founded in 1824, this unique gallery houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings that date from the mid-13th century to 1900. The National Gallery was not formed by nationalising an existing royal or princely art collection, rather it came into being when the British government bought 38 paintings from the heirs of John Julius Angerstein back in 1824.
While the collection is smaller than other national galleries across Europe, it is far more encyclopaedic in its scope with most of the major developments that occurred in Western art being shown in some form throughout the gallery. Back in the old days, it used to be one of the few national galleries that had all its works on permanent exhibition, but in the present day, this is no longer the case due to its obvious expansion over the many decades.
Given its broad collection, works from the British Isles and the world can be found within the echoey halls. Whether it’s the might of JMW Turner’s later works, the depth of Van Gogh’s vivid madness on the canvas, the unique techniques by Seurat or the gloom of Vermeer, you will surely find a piece in here that you’d love to take home with you. Just go to the gift shop and buy a copy of the painting and get it framed.
Entry to the museum is free of charge, as are all the best places to visit in London, but you are encouraged to donate £5 or £10 as
Top 10 Paintings in the National Gallery
Within even a collection as broad as this one, there are undoubtedly the artworks that stand out amongst the rest. And while the list below is subjective and based on my own fine tastes, I’m pretty sure that many of these will appear on your own list once you have explored the gallery for yourself. It might feature the usual suspects but they represent, by far, the greatest outputs of all artists in history.
Arguably one of his most popular paintings, this shows the painter at the height of his craft with his chromoluminarism and pointillism techniques. Very fine dots of colour create the feel of the late 19th century. Look in close and you’ll see how he has constructed an absolute beauty of a painting by plotting the finest dots of colour. Forget broad strokes, this is a painstaking way to get the finest of details right.
His most recognised work, you’ll have to join the crowd of tourists that pile on top of each other to get the perfect view and to take a quick snap for their Instagram feed. If you can spend time looking at it without being shoved away, pay particular attention to the colours. Over time, the original colours have faded to create the ones that we see now. It might look a bit ugly to some people but you will be more than captivated by it.
If Turner was renowned for capturing anything, it was the progress of innovation that occurred during his lifetime. While his mythical pieces and countryside paintings are still a great part of his collection, they pale by what he was able to capture from the coastline. Combining the march of progress and the power of Britain at sea, it’s an emotional piece of an old ship being towed away for the last time before its eventual demolition.
Ok, o it’s not the Mona Lisa, but there is so much more to the great Leonardo than that. An inventor as much as a painter, he could capture the beauty of the world around him whilst still painting biblical wonder like this. Pay attention to his combination of colours and shadows as well as the rich textures.
One of Britain’s underrated geniuses, Constable was the chronicler of Britain’s countryside and its rural life. And this one shows his craft in fine detail. Not content with romanticisation, he shows all the rugged colours of the countryside and all the rich textures.
We’ve heard of him, and the gallery has one of his simple yet richly textured works. May attention to how he’s captured the emotions of the woman and child, and the pale tones of their skin. Despite clear hardship, the painting oozes warmth and affection.
While he is famous for his painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring” thanks to the novel and subsequent adaptation, there is more to Johannes Vermeer’s work than that one painting. His use of dark colours and gloomy textures is present in this piece, showing off his usual style for painting domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. The grey and pale skin of the girl contrasts with the bright and healthy tones of the painting within the painting - reality over fantasy.
A long title, a huge painting. Rich in detail from the reflections in the canal to the people that dot the landscape and those that wander on the side. Capturing a snippet of life in 18th century Venice, the painting is simply remarkable and shows off the crumbling yet refined architecture that is a part of the Venetian feel. Take a seat on the chair nearby and take a long hard look at this piece. You can almost hear the sounds of the waves and the people shouting across the canal.
Another one of Van Gogh’s greatest works, this shows off his vivid colour application in even more detail. The style and the appreciation of movement are incredible and hard to emulate. While he may have been a tortured soul, works like this show off the true beauty of his mind and his ability to capture the ordinary in such a rich way. If you stare at it long enough, you may even be able to feel the countryside breeze in the painting on your own face. As usual, the maestro knows how to elicit deep and profound emotions from something normal.
As mentioned before, JMW Turner had a detailed and appreciative eye for the innovations that were happening around him. And this painting of a steam train is the perfect demonstration. Using the abstract form that became synonymous with his latter (and better) period of painting, the greys and blacks fuse together to create the feeling of motion so you think that the train will come bursting out of the canvas. And let’s not forget the burning red that rumbles through the end of the train, showing the scorching fire that makes the lightning speed possible. Sit back and marvel at this piece dedicated to the aspirations of human inventions.
COVID19 Measures and Guidelines
While new rules now exist inside the gallery due to the COVID pandemic (subject to change), you can still explore the gallery’s greatest treasures with ease. Just pick one of the three routes that have been set up. Whichever you choose will largely depend on what art you like. Route A take right to the very start of the collection in the 13th century, route B goes a little bit further and features works of Vermeer and Raphael before concluding with Turner, Monet and Van Gogh, while route C is the impressionist lovers top choice as it goes through the works of Cezanne, Seurat and more before it leads you out of the exit and back into the modern world.
Like many of the other best places to visit in London, you have to wear a mask throughout your time here. It may be a bit distracting but it ensures that the gallery can stay open. Also, you need to book a ticket before you arrive via their website. Select a time and be sure you turn up 10-15 minutes before your booked time to prevent delays. It is worth noting also that the routes end at the same place so the Monet and Van Gogh sections may be slightly crowded and you may have to queue before entering the rooms.
National Gallery Address: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN
Other London Galleries You Need to Visit
There are other galleries in London aside from the National Gallery that you need to visit. They either showcase specific periods or hold special exhibitions for up-and-coming artists that are taking the contemporary art world by storm.
Britain’s top painters and sculptures can be found here. JMW Turner has a dedicated wing that shows off his works right from his more traditional pieces right up to the unfinished paintings that were left behind after he died. Even William Blake and John Constable have dedicated areas where you can appreciate their wild talents. Other than that, British sculptors like Henry Moore and Reg Butler have a few of their works scattered around.
Address: Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG
Showcasing the very best of international modern art, the Tate Modern is a fun experience if abstract works are more your cup of tea. Andy Warhol, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Masami Teraoka, Rasheed Araeen and Sonia Boyce are just some of the art world’s recent names to have their works on display here.
Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Sitting next door to the National Gallery is this remarkable addition to the art world. Boasting paintings of monarchs that appear in all the history textbooks, and notable figures throughout history, this is a rare treat and be sure not to miss it.
Address: St. Martin's Pl, Charing Cross, London WC2H 0HE
Charles Saatchi opened this gallery in 1985 to show off his own collection and to give new voices exposure. With works that transcend the usual and temporary exhibits throughout the year, this is one gallery that shouldn’t be missed.
Address: Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
A divine location gives way to a divine collection. With exhibits that focus on ecology and other reputable themes, this is a treat if you’re heading to the royal palace or happen to be out near Hyde Park. Take a friend and see the wonder within.
Address: Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
One of many free museums and essential places to visit in London, this gallery in Hertford House has a collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and arms and armour for you to peruse when you want to waste a few hours before heading out in the evening.
Address: Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN
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2020.10.20 08:20 Uniquesdata Why Outsourcing Invoice Data Entry Services is Needed?

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2020.10.20 06:30 throwawayaracehorse The Massacre at Crybaby Bridge: An Oral History - Finale and Aftermath

The following is the conclusion of my senior capstone for my journalism degree. I sought out to explore the truth behind a local legend in my hometown. My professor rejected the original draft due to its disturbing and unbelievable nature, even though everyone I spoke to claims they're telling the truth. The previous parts are available here:
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7
PART 8
BOB SCHROEDER, LOCAL HISTORIAN: The Massacre at Crybaby Bridge will live on in the annals of Somerset history and lore. Like all local legends, it’s not immune to thegossip and embellishments that are inevitable in a rural town the size of Somerset.
The state news covered it for about a week and it barely made a blip in the national news headlines. The nation was too caught up with coverage of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. There was also an effort by many members of the community to suppress the story. They didn’t want the travesty to be the only thing the town was known for.
STEPHEN PARKER: How much fight could I possibly have left? How much adrenaline did I have in reserve? I know that a certain point that death might come as relief. I would no longer have to feel scared for my life.
I wasn’t ready yet.
We rounded the side of the house. There was a barn out back, old and wooden. Completely dark. An old truck was parked next to the barn. Maybe it was open. Maybe it would have the keys in it. Nick headed straight for it. I followed. “Need...to...catch my breath,” he gasped. “Me too,” I agreed.
DAVID NEAL, SHERIFF, MOMADAY COUNTY: The Loveless property was a massacre in its own right. That place alone might be the kind of crime scene that sticks with you for years. Five dead at the scene and in all of those different manners.
STEPHEN PARKER: The doors to the truck were locked. We darted to the inside of the barn. We couldn’t hear anything from behind us, no signs we had been seen or followed. It was really dark in there and as my eyes adjusted I could see a tractor parked dead center of the barn and smell the musty scent of dust and hay.
There was a loft towards the back of the barn that was loaded with bales of hay. A ladder led up to it and in the back of the loft under the angle of the barn’s roof was an open window.
“Let’s hide up there, catch our breath,” Nick said, pointing. Looking back it seems like such a rookie horror movie mistake.
The loft was warm and stuffy and Nick quickly piled up a few bales for us to hide behind. We lied on our bellies like soldiers in a foxhole, peeking through a crack in our alfalfa barricade, waiting for the enemy.
DAVID NEAL, SHERIFF, MOMADAY COUNTY: The first body we encountered was Floyd Loveless. He was deceased on the porch with an extensive penetrating neck injury.
JOEY KESSLER, LOCAL RESIDENT, FARMER**:** They were confused as to what to do with that ol’ gal with the blade in her back. Everyone was afraid to move it. I got creative while they was twiddling their thumbs and waiting on the helicopter. I rushed back with my cutting torch and cut it down close enough to her back.
SKYE BRIGGS: What else could I do but pray? I’d never done it much before, but I sure as hell was right then.
STEPHEN PARKER: The mind of a teenager is not a rational thing. I don’t know what I was thinking. My best friend had just been brutally killed and I had seen it, seen him staggering around in his final throes before he collapsed. All of the others, too.
Maybe stress had done crazy things to my mind. Maybe the adrenaline and survival instinct had made it impossible for me to feel any sort of grief.
It felt like we were up in that loft a long time. I guess it was the silence that made it feel that way. All that I know is that I felt safe in that moment despite all that had happened, the dark all around, the warmth. It felt like there would never be another one.
I could feel Nick’s body rising and falling beside me, his heavy respirations slowing as he caught his breath. I could feel his warmth in the crisp autumn air and smell his sweat and cologne.
In the dark it was like we were anywhere else.
I whispered his name.
“Yeah,” he whispered back, and his face was close to mine as he turned. I took it in my hand and right there in that dusty, hay filled barn, I leaned in to kiss him.
The mind of a teenager is not a rational thing.
DAVID NEAL, SHERIFF, MOMADAY COUNTY: Around the backside of the house we found the second body. A decapitation had occurred.
STEPHEN PARKER: He didn’t turn away right away, didn’t shove me off in a fit of disgust. For a second he let me, I think. I could feel his lips and mouth and then he pulled away.
“Stephen. C’mon man. A bunch of people are dead.”
“Oh. Yeah. You’re right.”
He gave me a pat on the back and then whispered, “I’ve got a plan. If he comes here we can go out the window. It’s a twelve foot drop. We’ll just hang off the side and let go. Bet we could do it pretty quietly.”
Before we could discuss any more there was a scream.
DAVID NEAL, SHERIFF, MOMADAY COUNTY: It was presumed that Mrs. Lorraine Loveless had come out to check on her husband, encountered the perpetrator, and fled to the backside of the house.
STEPHEN PARKER: It was a woman’s voice, screaming “Floyd! Floyd!” and then these kinds of yelps that started sounding closer and then nothing.
DAVID NEAL: Next it was presumed that Shaun Loveless, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Loveless that lived on the property in a fifth wheel camper trailer, attempted to subdue the suspect. His body was found nearby with a twelve-gauge pump action shotgun that was empty of shells. There was blunt trauma to the head with gray matter in the nearby grass accompanied with massive blood loss.
STEPHEN PARKER: After a little while we heard the angry shouts of a man, followed by several gunshots. From our vantage point, this seemed to be coming from a direction away from the house. Nick’s eyes got big. We inched backwards towards the window, but then he stopped, looked at me.
“I’m through running,” he said. His face was serious. “He’s just gonna keep coming and coming and more innocent people are gonna get caught up in it. I’ve got an idea.”
I could only stammer out a “What?”
“Stay here,” he said and gave me a smile. “Go out the window if things get too hairy.”
SKYE BRIGGS: They say the explosion could be heard for miles. I certainly heard it.
STEPHEN PARKER: Nick slithered down the ladder, disappeared in the shadows below me. I waited. So much for my heart rate going back to normal. It beat rapidly in anticipation and I felt close to pissing myself as I feared the worst to come.
STEPHEN PARKER: I still get nightmares where I’m at the end of a long hallway. There’s a door on the other end and it opens. I see that figure, that face, the one that had now appeared in the wide doorway of the barn. It was as close a look at him as I’d been able to get so far. His eyes were dark dead pits in the middle of an expressionless face. I could see now that he wore some type of mask over the top half of his face. His head was sleek and without hair. There were several bleeding holes scattered around his torso, blood oozing from them and not appearing to slow him down in any capacity. In his hands he wielded a T-post. Whether it was the same one he had used before or another I don’t know. It looked wet. Something dripped from its sharp edge.
DAVID NEAL: We arrived on the scene after the explosion. In fact, several of the deputies en route to the area heard it.
STEPHEN PARKER: That motherfucker looked up at me. The tractor roared to life, the diesel engine revving, the gears grinded as the clutch was popped and it lurched forward. It had a front end loader on its front-- basically like this bulldozer kind of thing. It slammed into Big Baby. He didn’t fall underneath it, he withstood the blow, caught it right in his arms and managed to push back on his feet against it. The engine struggled and the throttle roared and Nick sat behind the wheel.
Big Baby managed to skitter back a few feet, but the tractor kept coming for him and soon they both were well out of the barn. Nick maneuvered the levers and tilted the front end loader’s bucket to keep Big Baby on his heels. I slid down the ladder and ducked my head out of the barn’s doorway to watch the outcome.
The last steps took place in a matter of fast forward, before I could truly comprehend what was going on. Big Baby’s arms were bloody and he hung onto the bucket of the front end loader, attempting to pull himself up. His feet hung above the ground. It seemed his goal was climb onto the arms and leap at Nick if he had the chance.
He wasn’t quick enough.
Nick shifted gears and the tractor revved forward to a utility line pole to the left of the house. Sitting next to that pole was the shiny silver of a propane tank, one of those that are shaped like a pill and the size of a house.
I yelled for Nick to look out, yelled for him to jump off, as if gunning straight for that tank hadn’t been his plan all along. As if he didn’t know the stakes.
As if he didn’t know exactly what he was doing.
There was the collision of metal on a body and then the sound of grinding metal as the corner of the bucket pierced the tank. The gas hissed as it escaped and I saw Nick stand up in his seat and fish around in his pocket. He was pretty far away, but I could make out his hand movements as a flame appeared in his hand, the flame from a Zippo lighter.
JOEY KESSLER: I heard that explosion and I thought, “what now?”
IRENE MYRTLE, LOCAL RESIDENT: I thought the good Lord was coming down to get us. The rapture y’know?
TERESA RUSSEL, 911 OPERATOR: The calls started coming in left and right, first the injuries and then about the explosion and all in this particular part of the county. It was mayhem for a while. Busiest night I ever worked.
EDDIE DUNN: LOCAL RESIDENT, UNEMPLOYED: I thought it was them damn terrorists, myself. Heard they might try and strike a little place like the Somerset area on account of all our oil wells and the like. Had even seen some A-rabs at the truck stop recently.
STEPHEN PARKER: If this is a feel-good action movie, if I’m the one writing the screenplay, then Nick turns his back right as he throws the lighter. He does a running leap off the back of the tractor just as the propane tank explodes. The fireball propels him forward, singing the back of his shirt and head and that’s it. He lands in the grass and I run to him and I say, “Looks like you got out just in the Nick of time.” We both laugh and embrace. End scene.
But that’s not what happened no matter how much I look back and try and rewrite it in my mind. What happened was he managed to do a half turn before the tank exploded and the flames engulfed him.
Through the smoldering rubble and debris I found his body and rolled him over and it was clear that there would be no happy ending for us. No final words. Just an embrace followed by me scrambling into the house, finding a phone, dialing 911.
That was it.
SOMERSET REGISTER 10/xx/2003, FRONT PAGE: MULTIPLE VICTIMS IN KILLING SPREE SATURDAY NIGHT, SUSPECT DECEASED AT SCENE, TEENAGER REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION
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AFTERMATH
SKYE BRIGGS: What we went through only made me stronger. I hate that it happened and I’m not trying to say I’m ultimately glad that it happened or anything like that. I guess what I’m saying is that after you go through something so terrible, it really puts everything into perspective y’know? All your insecurities, all your fears--surviving something like that, they’re nothing in comparison. Besides, I’m only living the life that I think Hailey would want me to. My new confidence or whatever is a testament to her. I mean if you look at what she’s gone through, it’s the least I could do. I think she’s proud of me, but I’m even more proud of her. I could only hope to be fifteen percent of what she is and has always been.
HAILEY ADAMS: That’s something I speak about at my engagements. How even still after all this time and what I’ve remade myself into, there’s still people that speak from the perspective that I’ve had my life ruined or whatever. I don’t look at it that way. Were there times I got down about what I had lost?
Hell yeah. I got pretty low on several occasions. In the end I looked at it as my life was headed in one direction and then this happened and it swerved to this other direction.
The extent of Hailey Adams’s injuries was significant. She was medflighted to the University Hospital, the state’s only Level One trauma center, where she underwent an eight hour surgery. In the end she was left with a spinal cord injury that left her with paraplegia.
Her disability was only the beginning of her journey, however. After rehabilitation and high school graduation she attended college and received her teaching certificate where she became a cheer coach and special education teacher for a number of years. She would later become an advocate for those with disabilities and became quite active on the motivational speech circuit. She has signed a book deal with Simon and Schuster for the publication of her memoir.
She is married and has two children.
STEPHEN PARKER: Back when I would get those emails from Dylan about him and Nick hanging out and I would get this uncomfortable feeling I didn’t quite understand. Later, I would be able to put a name to that feeling: jealousy.
I wished it was me hanging out with Nick instead of him, sweating in that barn and playing guitar, his jawline and the look in his eyes while he played and got lost in the music. I would imagine it would get hot and there and we would have to take off our shirts and then who knows what would happen. It was a fantasy I returned to often and it left me feeling guilty and ashamed. I tried to suppress it.
I didn’t come out for many years after. I grew up going to church and church camps and all that stuff and I guess I suppressed a lot of stuff, y’know? Grew up hearing the word “f-g” and “fxxgot” tossed around. There was lots of denial and confusion. For the longest time, I thought that the death of Nick and everything we’d been through was a punishment for being gay.
SKYE BRIGGS: Steve and I? Yeah, we ended up dating for a while. A long while actually. Going through that event together really made us closer. How could it not? We would go visit Hailey at the hospital together. We would recommend music to each other. My dad, he would teach Steve guitar. He was my date to Junior Prom and we even went to Senior Prom together as friends.
If you had told me before that night all of this, it would’ve seemed like a dream come true. After a while though I realized something was up. I had no qualms or hang ups abou sex before marriage and when we got to that point in the relationship I noticed something was...off. Like he wasn’t totally into me that way? I mean I tried to convince myself otherwise and he would swear up and down that he was, but there was a drunken night in his den our senior year when we went out to the alley to look up at the night sky and he broke down and confessed.
STEPHEN PARKER: I could trust Skye. It was finally time for me to tell someone, but I asked her to keep it secret. We continued to fake it for a while and eventually broke up. We still keep in touch pretty regularly, although it’s been hard in recent years.
Skye Briggs became the front woman to an alternative rock band. They performed at Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, and ACL Music Festival among others over the years. They had several mild crossover hits including songs featured in various soundtracks for television and movies that you have most likely heard.
She is twice divorced and has a daughter and when not parenting she can be found working on her solo musical career. Her debut solo album is set to release next year.
BOB SCHROEDER, LOCAL HISTORIAN: Why does such a tale captivate us? It is a classic tale with much in common with the slasher genre of films from the horror section of the video rental store. There are teens to be sacrificed, bodies to be collected, scores to be paid, and lessons to be learned. Except in this tale, I’m not sure that there is a moral or lesson to be learned.
STEPHEN PARKER: A moral? A lesson to be learned? Stay home, I guess. Wrap yourself up in bubble wrap and never go outside.
BOB SCHROEDER: Teenagers as a cautionary tale is an old concept. They are the bridges to adulthood, yet we’ve used them over the years for various ends. They are young and dumb and full of come. Or is it piss and vinegar? I can’t remember.
They are nine foot tall and bullet-proof. Or so they think. We use this to our advantage, get them to join our wars and fight for us. They will storm that hill without a second thought and we like them for that. The thirty year old might have second thoughts about it.
We give them 2 ton hunks of steel, death machines capable of reaching speeds of 120 MPH. We give them cell phones to check in with us, knowing full well that they are distracting and likely to increase the chance of a wreck. We cross our fingers and hope for the best.
We send them to school with bullet-proof backpacks and contingency plans for school shooters. We haven’t figured out a better solution.
Our teens are lambs to the slaughter. Always have been. (shrugs shoulders) Eh, but most of them make it out ok.
STEPHEN PARKER: I mentioned earlier that I had found myself back in Somerset years down the road. I mentioned that it brought the emotions roaring back. I found myself in the park and I got out and it was mostly empty, but I was under this row of giant sycamore trees, and I walked around a little until it hit me like a sledgehammer to the gut.
I just broke down and wept. I wept for my past. I wept for Nick and Dylan. I wept for what could’ve been.
BOB SCHROEDER: The other thing about slashers is that they often feature the common trope of the killer getting away. The killer is out there, not quite dead, waiting to return again.
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STEPHEN PARKER: I mentioned before about pivotal moments and I’ve thought of another. It’s one that I keep coming back to, a moment outside of all of the trauma. Something warm. Something comforting. In spite of everything that happened, I’m glad that I have this.
Let me set the scene. We’re heading out to Buster’s and we’re all a little giddy. Dylan, he says, “Look at us, just a regular bunch of Breakfast Club motherfuckers up in here.”
HAILEY: Oh really? Why’s that?
DYLAN: It’s an unlikely crew is all I’m saying.
HAILEY: Oh, because I thought you were saying its like all of us fit into a bunch of cliched roles. Are you saying that I’m the cheerleader and Nick’s the jock? What does that make Stephen and Skye?
NICK: I ain’t no jock.
SKYE: Wait, are you saying I’m the weird girl?
STEPHEN: No way in hell you’re the rebel, Nick. You’re the geeky dude.
DYLAN: Look, can we just drop it? How about we’re the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Justice League or something?
Just then, Nick starts to sing the chorus of that song from the movie, “Hey! Hey! Hey! Don’t you...forget about me…” And before you know it it was like a goddamn singalong, the whole truck singing along.
So this was another pivotal moment, for we were all happy and it was like this high we would continue to pursue so that the night didn’t have to end.
Now I’m not a journalist or anything, but if I was writing this thing, that’s where I’d end it.
END

Stephen Parker drifted for a few years after high school. He eventually pursued a career in medicine. He lives in California.
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2020.10.20 06:04 Dial_up_Knight Let the downfall begin.

Well it's started. Upload and remove videos/livestreams. Blacklisting commenters with any constructive criticism. Didn't take long for Phil to go the way of thespoonyexperiment or CinemassacreTruth
The disabling comments completely on certain videos .... that's never worked. It's always downhill from there. One could argue the blacklisting specific commenters is just him weeding out the "trolls" but when you completely disable comments on a video.......
I've seen so many youtubers fall from grace but never at this break neck speed. His videos are obviously a desperate jab to make his ex girlfriend jealous. His obsession with "open couples" and flaunting his "dates" on his channel. These videos are no longer for us, they are no longer for him, they are for his ex. Phil is co-dependent and he needs to seek out help otherwise he is just going to continue these unhealthy escapades and endanger himself. In a desperate attempt to stay relevant he picks a random topic and reviews the "worst of" said topic. The magic however is gone. He is depressed, he is lonely, and Brett is nothing but a horrible influence and surrogate for his co-dependency.
You can downvote me into oblivion but mark my words - one day this subbreddit will become nothing more than a discussion forum of his downfall or worse a timeline leading up to him harming himself or others.
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2020.10.20 05:27 Army_Bot Summary For: Weekly Question Thread (10/12/2020 to 10/18/2020)

Question, if you are a married individual and if you accidentally got pregnant on Christmas Leave- and be in the very start of your AIT what is the general process that happens?
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I dont smoke pot but have been wondering about something.
Senator Harris said that if elected VP Biden and her would decriminalize pot and expunge people's records. Do we think they would remove it from UCMJ if it was no longer a legal drug? Wouldnt they have to?
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Opinion question: Honestly, which would be the smarter move? Re-uping as a 35P and getting that crazy reenlistment bonus or commissioning/going warrant? Cus you no longer qualify for the bonus and flpb once you become an officer and no longer 35P correct?
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Howdy. I'm looking to join the NG for 11B. I've seen information surface lately about the 14 week OSUT program being extended to 22 weeks. What's the likelihood that I could receive the 22 week training and/or is there any way of knowing for certain?
Much appreciated!
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Hello,
26 year old, recent college graduate in Philosophy and Chemistry. I speak Spanish and a little Levantine Arabic, been a successful salesman for the past few years. 90th percentile on DLAB practice test, 99th on ASVAB. Generally unfulfilled at my current job path. Eagle scout, firefighter, emt etc. means I'm looking for something more active.
Looking towards a career in the intelligence community, and have been considering enlisting as a 37F. Cumulative/Major GPA of a 2.95/3.7 makes me think I wouldn't be competitive as a direct hire into CIA/DIA, or for OCS. Looking at other pathways to get experience and find a meaningful career, plus history of military service in my immediate family has me leaning towards that.
Recruiter was reserve CA, and keeps trying to push all the "doorkicker SF" stories, but I'm genuinely interested in what AD 37F roles and responsibilities are. I already read AR PAM 600-3 and would love to know what the life of an AD 37F is these days, since I understand there's both the tactical and strategic postings.
Looked through the wiki, and past postings already. I'd appreciate any and all advice, since at the end of the day I don't even know what I don't know, and I want to avoid any misconceptions.
Regards,
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Alright dumb question but I’m a boot. I’m “pv2” but apparently there’s some shit I gotta do electrically to officially be a pv2. I’m already getting e2 pay I just don’t know what I’m supposed to do
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So I got a huge paycheck this paycycle and I have no idea why. As an E2 I normally getting around $800 every two weeks, but it looks like they paid me $1800 this time.
I didn't sign on with any bonuses, my LAS didn't say anything about the extra money, and I'm not sure where to look to find out what's going on.
In the meantime I just set the money aside assuming Uncle Sam is going to want it back. Any advice?
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What are the odds that at the end of OSUT at fort benning I get offered airborne school. Is it dependent on your PT scores or is it just luck
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How do 35A intelligence officers specialize into fields of intelligence (SIGINT, HUMINT, whatever)? Do you specialize as soon as you are branched, or far later? Do you have any say in the matter, or is it a needs of the Army assignment?
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I have to take opat. I've looked online but I cannot find specific standards for each event. I see that 160lb is the cutoff for black but I've heard that you can load more weight onto the bar. But I cant find what the max numbers for each event are. I just see black, grey and gold without any more specific numbers. Can someone point me in the right direction to find that info?
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PCS to Leavenworth: I received my projected assignment, which is 15th MP at Ft Leavenworth. I’m a medic. Being with 15th MP I assume I’ll be working in the prison. So my questions are: for those who have been stationed there - what is the post and surrounding area like? And for those who have worked in the prison, especially medics, what was your experience like? I’ve spent some time in Kansas and don’t hate it, but I’m not thrilled about this assignment.
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I’m currently enlisted. I’m interested in green to gold. When is the recommended year to become an officer? As in is there specific years of service I should wait before becoming an officer to avoid being kicked out at 16 years for not making O4 or something like that.
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What the fuck is the lower leg pocket even used for?!?!?!?!
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Hello, I am currently late in the enlistment process and my husband has raised a question to me that neither I or my recruiter are able to give a satisfactory answer to. If my husband goes to a doctor on base, and they notice that he tests positive for THC, will he be punished? Presuming he is not currently high or carrying any on his person.
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I am applying for my masters after basic, OCS, and BOLC, and a concern of mine is whether I will be able to bring my GRE textbooks and other books to OCS. I am aware that I'll be in barracks but I heard that I'll have some weekends off. If yes, how will I get my textbooks from home to OCS if I fly there immediately? Thanks!
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For a lot of reasons, I've thought about enlisting. I'm in ROTC, but I'm not super high on the OML (about in the middle, maybe the bottom end of the top third). As such, I won't likely get the branch I want (MI). I want to work in the intel field, and that's a big part of why I want to branch MI or combat arms, but I'm very unlikely to get it. So I'm thinking about enlisting.
Between COVID turning college on its head, and the fact I suck at learning in an online environment (I do fine, but I'm not learning shit), I've thought about putting my degree on hold and enlisting as a 35-series MOS (I'd also try to either get an option 40 for a slot to RASP, or at least get airborne in the contract and hopefully get to do cool-guy support shit) - getting a TS/SCI, potentially a language/airborne/etc, and then finishing my degree would likely put me in a solid position to apply to one of the agencies after I get out, or to finish my degree and then try to commission (either OCS or return to ROTC).
Am I stupid to even consider this? I'm only 19, and can finish my degree in two years, so I could continue to make progress on it while in as well.
TLDR: Cadet probably won't get preferred branch, sucks at online school, considering putting degree on hold to enlist 35-series and then finishing my degree and applying to the agencies.
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Do IRR career counselors have a Quota like a normal recruiter?
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Could a warrant aviator be an ROTC SMP student?
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In a few years I am looking to go flight warrant, I am not aviation but really want to fly. How would I go about and getting LOR's and building that network?
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I'm Inactive Guard right now after 7 years. Just taking a year off to have a beard and shit.
I want to go AD.
Unfortunately I've been a shitbag with PT during my NG time. By the time i started to give a shit and want to be better, it was too late.
What are my options here as far as going AD and getting a fresh start? I want to actually do something and not be 80 years old explaining to my grandkids why I was an E-2.
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How similar are 46S (Public Affairs Specialist) and 25V (Combat Documentation Specialist) in terms of job duties and transferrable skills to the civilian sector? I'm more interested in multimedia production than writing press releases, which is why 25V is more appealing on the surface, but I want to be as flexible as possible in case one MOS isn't available but the other is. Would you consider the two to be relatively good substitutes for one another?
Also, I heard a while back that 25V is getting rolled into 46S. Does anyone know more details about that, as well as an approximate timeline? I'm guessing the army moves pretty slow, so is this something I should even be worrying about at this point?
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Can I take foundation, mascara, tweezers, contact lenses for graduation or will they just throw it all out?
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Question pertaining to females at BCT during COVID. Asking for a friend, since I went through a long time ago and want current info for her.
• ⁠Can she bring wet wipes (for personal hygiene), nail clippers, cough drops? I went with the bare minimum so I’m unsure on if you can bring these or if you have to just buy them at the PX. • ⁠With COVID, what does the packing list look like? Not sure if you get PT clothes or uniform in quarantine or if you have to bring extra clothes for this. • ⁠What is quarantine like? Will she be doing anything at all?
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I’m planning on enlisting in 6 months when I’m 17. I’m skinny fat and can’t really lift more then a 20 pound dumbbell and struggle to do more then 5 push ups at a time. Yes I know it’s extremely below average but I wanna get to the point where I can do rasp. I’m 6,0 and weigh 160-165 pounds. Any idea where to start to get to the standards of the end of OSUT pt test?
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my recruiter wants me to lose about 20 pounds before she tapes me again, but when i went into the office she told me to eat MORE. i barely eat as it is.. when i was in highschool i ate barely two meals a day and that's how my body is wired now. do you have any recommendations as to how i should lose weight? i really can't bring myself to eat more than i do now
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I am wondering whether the recruiting station I visited is following the guideline regarding COVID and what I should do to protect myself.
Today was my second time visiting that office, and I noticed nobody in the office was wearing the mask, unlike my first visit where my recruiter has at least asked if I want him to wear a mask (yes) the person (he didn't introduce himself, so idk) who helped me today (because the recruiter was gone today) didn't wear one, nor asked me if I wanted him to, and I really didn't want to make a scene so I just wore mine the whole time.
And then someone else in the office was like "I've been having this fevecold stuff, and i know it's cold cold from my wife" etc. Everyone in the office yelled covid but other than one person spraying lysol all over where he was sitting after he left, no further action was done...
Is this a common practice? I don't care how socially distanced people are, I don't feel safe being indoors with people outside of my family for a prolonged period of time without masks... Also, is there anything I can do about this?
Thanks!
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Are waivers being processed for juvenile records? At this point it was 12 years ago (I’m 28 now). 2 felonies and a misdemeanor for burglary, petit theft. No drugs or weapons or violence etc. Was expunged, did community service. I do have a bachelors degree.
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Is it possible to contact my Reserve unit during the week? As in non drill weekend?
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If you get an option 40 contract and have a non combat MOS, when you go through RASP and their pipeline will you still learn all the close quarters tactics and gun fighting to be an operator?
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As a 13F looking for a second duty station what do y’all recommend. Iv been at Fort Hood so anything is better then this. Soon to be SGT.
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What do y'all do to keep pace count? I'm normally like "42..43...huh weird lookin tree... FUCK!...37?..38..."
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Hey guys, so I'm set to get out soon, and I've decided to get a head start on cleaning my gear from CIF. Whats the best way to do it? Washing machines on base are closed down, so thats out of the question.
Also what do you guys use? Because as of right now i was going to use a combination of oxyclean, tide pods, and degreasing dish soap
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So the gym on post shut down the locker rooms due to covid and we can't bring bags into the building. I only have time to work out after work and going home to change sucks away my energy. I was thinking I'd just go to the gym in OCPs and swap out my shoes while lifting.
Thoughts?
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I'm debating if I should join the army in the coming years if I join I want to try and become a ranger how ever is there anything I should know befor joinong and how bad is the stuff you hear about like ptsd and all that also is worth joing I'm haveing trouble making up my mind also how would I go about becoming a ranger
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Say you wanted to be a door gunner or Apache gunner what MOS code/job title would that be exactly?
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How long is reception now that Covid is a thing?
I've used the search bar but all the threads and responses are dated. I've heard any where from a three week minimum to some companies being at 30th for 2 months before pick up
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Just got my orders and it seems I got Germany. As an 11C, does that mean I am going with the 2nd Cav? Also, how good is Germany to get as a duty station? Any tips for cool things to do around Germany would be awesome.
I plan to get into Air Assault school to get into the 101st, how should I go about that being a boot 11C?
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Hello all, Im studying for my ASVAB and Im planing to talk with a recruiter in about a month from now. Im interested in just one MOS and I heard the army is the only branch that let you reserve an a specific job, the MOS I want is 68p, I know is a rare MOS to get but if my ASVAB score qualifies me Im willing to wait 6 months or more for an opening, and I know a little bit about the DEP and the future soldier program but I don't know exactly how it works. It is possible to wait that long and enter to the FSP/DEP or the recruiter will make me choose another job??
Thanks in advance.
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Has anyone had good results from the SFAS workout on the goarmysof website? I have a mediocre ACFT (500 cusp). My main concern is not being able to keep up with it. I’ve never really done a personal fitness program as an individual. I want to attend SFAS after AIT among other things.
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I posted this on last week's WQT, but I posted it last night so it might not have gotten around. To those recruiters out there or anyone with knowledge on this, are the jobs listed on Prior Service Business Rules a good guide on the jobs available for someone looking to come back in? In other words, should I compare only those jobs and see which one I would like, assuming it is available at the time? Or is there a chance I can be given the option of a job not listed on the Prior service business rules?
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In general, for both active duty and reserve, how much time do you spend doing your actual MOS? Is it simply dependent on your particular MOS and/or unit? I imagine there are some MOS's, like 15Q Air Traffic Controller where you're almost always actually doing your job, but I can't find a great answer.
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What options are available for someone pursuing a foreign language studies degree with a concentration in Russian? Is officer or enlisted the better option? ROTC? What specific mos is available to utilize this specific skill set? Does anyone have any experience with this field of work? I want to join the Army because my husband is enlisting in the Army. I am starting school this semester but already have a little bit of a foundation in Russian. Thank you in advance I look forward to hearing your advice.
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Anyone know what the bonus looks like for 68W?
Edit: Florida
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I am an idiot and probably have screwed myself. There's no way around this, bottom line I failed to disclose an incident from almost 12 years ago to my recruiter, on my paperwork and at MEPS. I'm trying to go infantry but I haven't done my interview with my career counselor or what have you yet.
 
In 2009 I got stopped by a cop, my brother's bong was in the car and I got the business end for it. I wasn't taken to jail, I wasn't fingerprinted, I didn't do any community service, cop had me call my parents, they came and got me, and then later I met with the DA's assistant or someone and paid some kind of fee. I barely remember and haven't thought about this in years so details are sketch. I have no excuse but this is why I didn't disclose this, I've passed a lot of background checks for bank jobs, security licenses, firearm licenses etc and this never came up so I just never got reminded of it, I have no criminal record besides this one thing which I'm not even sure is on my record.
 
Now I passed medical and am waiting on some other paperwork. My recruiter said I should be able to go back to Meps in a few days, but this old shit just got brought up to me when I was talking to my brother (same one). " He's basically like "what'd they say about that thing when you were a kid." And I'm like "fuuuck." Is it too late? How do I fix this? Is it even possible or am I now officially fraudulently attempting to enlist?
 
Yeah, I'm a moron. No way around it. I just want to make this right if at all possible.
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AD ETSing (SOON™)considering reclassing into the USAR for a language-required MOS (35P / 35M). Looking for insight before I go to the reserve career counselor so I can be prepared.
1) What's the process for selecting a unit in the USAR? I've scoped out target languages of various units and know which units I would join. Do I just take all the UICs to the RCCC?
2) 35M is "language-required" but i've seen reddit posts within the last year, and literally talked to a 35M in-person yesterday, without a language. So whats the deal with that? I do not want to re-enlist without securing a spot at DLI.
3) 35M AIT. I am not a smooth talker; building rapport with people definitely isn't a strong suit. I'm confident I can learn a new language, and I'm nice at briefing, but making personal "small talk" isn't my thing. Would this be a problem to pass the course (or just exist as a 35M in general)?
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I’ll copy my text from a thread I made that ultimately got removed because I didn’t read the sub rules well enough:
For those who went into 25b or 17c, do you have any regrets?
As someone who is 24, been stuck at a dead-end factory job for several years, and wants to desperately get out of Michigan, I’m mostly looking for advice on if I would benefit more from going in for a 25b/17c (active) than from continuing to barely get by and try to go back to school.
Or if there are any benefits for going with the Reserves over Active Duty for the IT related jobs.
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Does anyone know what programs exist to aid Guard/Reserve guys who want to go to Law School?
Looking for one of my troops.
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Quick question
I scored really high on the Asvab, and I had a job picked out. However, I found out I was colorblind, and my job potential significantly diminished. Therefore, I was thinking of trying to enlist as a 31k Dog handler, but I’ve been told the chances of me getting this MOS are slim to none. I have a college degree, and I want to do something meaningful and purposeful that also allows me to make use of my intellect. Since I am limited to merely 10 MOS options, I have very little choice in what I can do. However, I’m asking because I know little to nothing about what military life entails, and I’d rather not join an MOS and end up despising it. The other options I was thinking of (if I can’t get military dog handler) are 13B, 13M and 13J. I’ve read that 13Ms go to Korea every 18 months, but would this even be worth it if it’s an egregious job? Also, is this true? Please let me know your guys’ experience. I greatly appreciate your opinions and time in responding to my qualms/questions.
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I'm planning on joining up at the end of this year, late DecembeEarly January. I've looked though a lot of options, listened to stories and experiences from other people who are on or have finished the path I'd like to take, and I think I have a decent understanding of the route I'd like to take. Really, all I'd like is for you guys to nitpick my plan and tell me if something is unfeasible. Thank you for your time. TL;DR at the bottom
As you can tell from my username, my ultimate goal is Special Forces, 18D in particular. The first idea I had was the 18X contract, but after listening to people who have been down that road, and considering that I'm not the best already, I believe that it would be better to stay away from 18X. Instead, I'm going in as 68W. I'd be coming in with my EMT-B, which my recruiter (I know, never 100% trust recruiters) said would allow me to essentially go in as an E-4 Specialist. I'm going to try and get an Option 4 (5?) contract, which would mean I'm guaranteed Airborne. After completing BC, AIT, and hopefully AB, I'd drop a packet for RASP. A few different people who are in 68W have said that RASP is always taking medics, so that's perfect for me. Either way, I'd go through RASP, try to get attached to a scouting/forward unit (for land nav experience). I'd work with them, and possibly go to SOCM. After that, get used to working as a medic, bulk up, and drop a packet for Selection. From there, I've gotta crush selection and Q-course, as well as the additional 18D training. At which point, I'd be the highest trained type of medic in the military.
Don't misunderstand, I know that everything I've listed is incredibly hard. At any point, I could fuck up some part of my body and be SoL, or could fail something and be asked not to come back. It's not a walk in the park, it's some of the hardest training in the world. I don't care, I'm going to either crush it or get crushed.
TL;DR: Enlist as E-4 due to EMT-B cert > join as 68W > Finish AIT > Go Airborne > Go RASP > Work/bulk up > SOCM > Work > Selection > Beat it or die trying.
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On my way to Fort Jackson for basic what’s the quarantine like?
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This Natty Guardsman is finally getting a cool-guy deployment to Djibouti (which is about as "cool-guy" as it gets for us slick sleeves). We're pretty far off from actually leaving for country, so higher command hasn't given us any guidance besides giving us a general time window to prepare for. For those of you who have gone to North Africa, what's life like for an infantryman nowadays? I'm not expecting any Black Hawk Down shit, but I'm really hoping it's not just day-in and day-out of trying to masturbate quick enough not to die of heat exhaustion in the porta-shitter.
Also, if you've got any tips on how to safely download TV shows and movies (for free) to an external hard drive, I'd love to hear 'em.
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Question for recruiters: When is the latest time I can take the OPAT before shipping out? Also what is “orientation”?
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4 weeks ago, I submitted the entirety of the hospital records surrounding my clavicle surgery to my recruiter, and was told that the prrocess of enlisting had to be put on hold until it was cleared. I have called my recruiter once a week since then, only for them to tell me "nothing has changed". What time frame should I be looking at for my surgery to be "cleared"? Thank you.
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With the iPhone 12 announced yesterday, what are the 5G speeds like on Humphreys? I heard Korea has a robust 5G network. Is it faster than wired internet? Is there a plan for unlimited 5G data at a reasonable price?
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Got told by a Sergeant Major that wearing a short sleeve PT shirt underneath a long sleeve PT shirt is not authorized. I have been in the Army for over a year and this is the first time I've heard this. Is this true?
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Anybody have experience with FLW during Jan-March/April? I've heard it isn't a bad time to go to basic, since PT is kept relatively short and they close the obstacle courses if it gets too bad.
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I am currently about to commission as a Military Intelligence Officer as a reservist in May. I realize this may be a dumb question but is there a master list of deployment slots that need to be filled by reserve augmentees anywhere?
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Question is it possible to join the army or marines with high cholesterol?
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I have two questions I’m just going to ask in the same comment.
  1. For those who went from reserve to active, what was it like? The whole process in doing so. I’m currently in the reserve and want to go active after my reserve contract
  2. If you have an intel mos and get stationed at ft Meade do you really have the opportunity to work with a 3-letter agency?
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Does anyone know if they are letting soldiers go home during the holiday exodus (19dec-2jan) during basic training like they usually do? Or no due to coronavirus?
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As a guardsman. I want to improve my asvab score and I will be near a active duty base for quite some time. Is it possible for me to go to the education center and take the test? And if so what are the steps. Thank you
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Does anyone know what time the 21-02 marketplace opens?
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With this time of the year what is the timeframe for a prior service reenlisting? I know I'll need a waiver for an RE-3. I just submitted all the paperwork needed to the recruiter. We're waiting on the redd from the Marines.
I know no one here can tell me the exact date. Just looking for personal experiences. Thank you for your time
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Is there a PT test in reception week?
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Greetingzz fellas’
Any recent MOS-T guys here that have any insight into life during AIT(any AIT). My report date is in 3 months. Transitioning into 25N as a E5, would it benefit myself in terms of follow on orders if I contacted branch for my assignment during the school house tenure or before? If any, since it’s AIT and they are always looking for volunteers for RASP or something along those lines. Would those options be available for MOS-T?
Thanks!!
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Whats your advice on physically preparing for army training? More specifically, physically preparing for medic army training.
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Is it possible to be colorblind and go airborne? And if so can you get it in your contract if your colorblind or do you have to be a PT stud and apply at AIT.
Thanks
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How does deployment work? Like after basic training what comes next? Do they ask you if you want to be deployed? Is it something you pick? Do you pick the location you want to be deployed to? Like do they give you a list or something and say “here, pick one”?
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What is a good guarantee to get stationed over seas?
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So I’m stationed in Alabama, and after a trip to go see some old friends and making my way back to base I was pulled over for speeding due to not paying attention. Not by much, don’t remember off the top of my head. But long story short I was given a warning citation with both the officer and the paper itself both saying warning with zero mention of court or a fine. Do I need to let my leadership know and does this negatively impact me? Kinda tripping balls here.
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Interested in joining but my recruiter says my desired MOS (25M) doesn't exist?
Is he lying to me? I see job postings for it in Google search and it's still listed on the Army website.
https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/arts-and-media/multimedia-illustrator.html
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I have my orders for 116th MI BDG and my report date is March 13th, so does anyone have any idea what its like there? I'm curious because its my first unit.
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Intel officers - is there anything I can do to spend some of my LT time in INSCOM instead of just spending 3.5 years in S2? From my understanding it's pure luck and only about 1/4 of LTs get any time in INSCOM until after CCC?
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Hello! Just wanted to see if there was any prior service or currently serving officers that could answer some questions I had about the jobs on the officer side.
1.) What are the best jobs?
2.) Which ones have the best job prospects outside of the military?
3.) (Correct me if I'm wrong cause I don't now anything ,but) Does it really matter what job you choose sense their all managerial roles and probably won't give you the same skills you would learn as enlisted?
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Dumb question, but if I have my paperwork that says I qualified Grenade expert, is that kosher to wear on my ASU? I know it’s dumb, but I’d like to fit 3 badges if possible.
EDIT: Also, if I contract with ROTC as SMP, does that still count towards Awards/TIS? Ex. Driver’s badge
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how do I use tricare? I'm trying to get my eyes checked in one of the optometry clinics on base. Do I just use my CAC or do they need some sort of proof
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Safe place? Lol
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Enlisting soon as an E-4. How quickly can one promote to E-5?
As a civilian I have a tendency to move up the ranks quickly. I don’t mess around too much, learn quickly and do my job well, always.
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2020.10.20 05:27 Army_Bot Summary For: Weekly Question Thread (10/12/2020 to 10/18/2020)

Question, if you are a married individual and if you accidentally got pregnant on Christmas Leave- and be in the very start of your AIT what is the general process that happens?
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I dont smoke pot but have been wondering about something.
Senator Harris said that if elected VP Biden and her would decriminalize pot and expunge people's records. Do we think they would remove it from UCMJ if it was no longer a legal drug? Wouldnt they have to?
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Opinion question: Honestly, which would be the smarter move? Re-uping as a 35P and getting that crazy reenlistment bonus or commissioning/going warrant? Cus you no longer qualify for the bonus and flpb once you become an officer and no longer 35P correct?
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Howdy. I'm looking to join the NG for 11B. I've seen information surface lately about the 14 week OSUT program being extended to 22 weeks. What's the likelihood that I could receive the 22 week training and/or is there any way of knowing for certain?
Much appreciated!
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Hello,
26 year old, recent college graduate in Philosophy and Chemistry. I speak Spanish and a little Levantine Arabic, been a successful salesman for the past few years. 90th percentile on DLAB practice test, 99th on ASVAB. Generally unfulfilled at my current job path. Eagle scout, firefighter, emt etc. means I'm looking for something more active.
Looking towards a career in the intelligence community, and have been considering enlisting as a 37F. Cumulative/Major GPA of a 2.95/3.7 makes me think I wouldn't be competitive as a direct hire into CIA/DIA, or for OCS. Looking at other pathways to get experience and find a meaningful career, plus history of military service in my immediate family has me leaning towards that.
Recruiter was reserve CA, and keeps trying to push all the "doorkicker SF" stories, but I'm genuinely interested in what AD 37F roles and responsibilities are. I already read AR PAM 600-3 and would love to know what the life of an AD 37F is these days, since I understand there's both the tactical and strategic postings.
Looked through the wiki, and past postings already. I'd appreciate any and all advice, since at the end of the day I don't even know what I don't know, and I want to avoid any misconceptions.
Regards,
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Alright dumb question but I’m a boot. I’m “pv2” but apparently there’s some shit I gotta do electrically to officially be a pv2. I’m already getting e2 pay I just don’t know what I’m supposed to do
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So I got a huge paycheck this paycycle and I have no idea why. As an E2 I normally getting around $800 every two weeks, but it looks like they paid me $1800 this time.
I didn't sign on with any bonuses, my LAS didn't say anything about the extra money, and I'm not sure where to look to find out what's going on.
In the meantime I just set the money aside assuming Uncle Sam is going to want it back. Any advice?
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What are the odds that at the end of OSUT at fort benning I get offered airborne school. Is it dependent on your PT scores or is it just luck
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How do 35A intelligence officers specialize into fields of intelligence (SIGINT, HUMINT, whatever)? Do you specialize as soon as you are branched, or far later? Do you have any say in the matter, or is it a needs of the Army assignment?
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I have to take opat. I've looked online but I cannot find specific standards for each event. I see that 160lb is the cutoff for black but I've heard that you can load more weight onto the bar. But I cant find what the max numbers for each event are. I just see black, grey and gold without any more specific numbers. Can someone point me in the right direction to find that info?
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PCS to Leavenworth: I received my projected assignment, which is 15th MP at Ft Leavenworth. I’m a medic. Being with 15th MP I assume I’ll be working in the prison. So my questions are: for those who have been stationed there - what is the post and surrounding area like? And for those who have worked in the prison, especially medics, what was your experience like? I’ve spent some time in Kansas and don’t hate it, but I’m not thrilled about this assignment.
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I’m currently enlisted. I’m interested in green to gold. When is the recommended year to become an officer? As in is there specific years of service I should wait before becoming an officer to avoid being kicked out at 16 years for not making O4 or something like that.
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What the fuck is the lower leg pocket even used for?!?!?!?!
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Hello, I am currently late in the enlistment process and my husband has raised a question to me that neither I or my recruiter are able to give a satisfactory answer to. If my husband goes to a doctor on base, and they notice that he tests positive for THC, will he be punished? Presuming he is not currently high or carrying any on his person.
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I am applying for my masters after basic, OCS, and BOLC, and a concern of mine is whether I will be able to bring my GRE textbooks and other books to OCS. I am aware that I'll be in barracks but I heard that I'll have some weekends off. If yes, how will I get my textbooks from home to OCS if I fly there immediately? Thanks!
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For a lot of reasons, I've thought about enlisting. I'm in ROTC, but I'm not super high on the OML (about in the middle, maybe the bottom end of the top third). As such, I won't likely get the branch I want (MI). I want to work in the intel field, and that's a big part of why I want to branch MI or combat arms, but I'm very unlikely to get it. So I'm thinking about enlisting.
Between COVID turning college on its head, and the fact I suck at learning in an online environment (I do fine, but I'm not learning shit), I've thought about putting my degree on hold and enlisting as a 35-series MOS (I'd also try to either get an option 40 for a slot to RASP, or at least get airborne in the contract and hopefully get to do cool-guy support shit) - getting a TS/SCI, potentially a language/airborne/etc, and then finishing my degree would likely put me in a solid position to apply to one of the agencies after I get out, or to finish my degree and then try to commission (either OCS or return to ROTC).
Am I stupid to even consider this? I'm only 19, and can finish my degree in two years, so I could continue to make progress on it while in as well.
TLDR: Cadet probably won't get preferred branch, sucks at online school, considering putting degree on hold to enlist 35-series and then finishing my degree and applying to the agencies.
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Do IRR career counselors have a Quota like a normal recruiter?
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Could a warrant aviator be an ROTC SMP student?
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In a few years I am looking to go flight warrant, I am not aviation but really want to fly. How would I go about and getting LOR's and building that network?
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I'm Inactive Guard right now after 7 years. Just taking a year off to have a beard and shit.
I want to go AD.
Unfortunately I've been a shitbag with PT during my NG time. By the time i started to give a shit and want to be better, it was too late.
What are my options here as far as going AD and getting a fresh start? I want to actually do something and not be 80 years old explaining to my grandkids why I was an E-2.
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How similar are 46S (Public Affairs Specialist) and 25V (Combat Documentation Specialist) in terms of job duties and transferrable skills to the civilian sector? I'm more interested in multimedia production than writing press releases, which is why 25V is more appealing on the surface, but I want to be as flexible as possible in case one MOS isn't available but the other is. Would you consider the two to be relatively good substitutes for one another?
Also, I heard a while back that 25V is getting rolled into 46S. Does anyone know more details about that, as well as an approximate timeline? I'm guessing the army moves pretty slow, so is this something I should even be worrying about at this point?
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Can I take foundation, mascara, tweezers, contact lenses for graduation or will they just throw it all out?
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Question pertaining to females at BCT during COVID. Asking for a friend, since I went through a long time ago and want current info for her.
• ⁠Can she bring wet wipes (for personal hygiene), nail clippers, cough drops? I went with the bare minimum so I’m unsure on if you can bring these or if you have to just buy them at the PX. • ⁠With COVID, what does the packing list look like? Not sure if you get PT clothes or uniform in quarantine or if you have to bring extra clothes for this. • ⁠What is quarantine like? Will she be doing anything at all?
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I’m planning on enlisting in 6 months when I’m 17. I’m skinny fat and can’t really lift more then a 20 pound dumbbell and struggle to do more then 5 push ups at a time. Yes I know it’s extremely below average but I wanna get to the point where I can do rasp. I’m 6,0 and weigh 160-165 pounds. Any idea where to start to get to the standards of the end of OSUT pt test?
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my recruiter wants me to lose about 20 pounds before she tapes me again, but when i went into the office she told me to eat MORE. i barely eat as it is.. when i was in highschool i ate barely two meals a day and that's how my body is wired now. do you have any recommendations as to how i should lose weight? i really can't bring myself to eat more than i do now
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I am wondering whether the recruiting station I visited is following the guideline regarding COVID and what I should do to protect myself.
Today was my second time visiting that office, and I noticed nobody in the office was wearing the mask, unlike my first visit where my recruiter has at least asked if I want him to wear a mask (yes) the person (he didn't introduce himself, so idk) who helped me today (because the recruiter was gone today) didn't wear one, nor asked me if I wanted him to, and I really didn't want to make a scene so I just wore mine the whole time.
And then someone else in the office was like "I've been having this fevecold stuff, and i know it's cold cold from my wife" etc. Everyone in the office yelled covid but other than one person spraying lysol all over where he was sitting after he left, no further action was done...
Is this a common practice? I don't care how socially distanced people are, I don't feel safe being indoors with people outside of my family for a prolonged period of time without masks... Also, is there anything I can do about this?
Thanks!
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Are waivers being processed for juvenile records? At this point it was 12 years ago (I’m 28 now). 2 felonies and a misdemeanor for burglary, petit theft. No drugs or weapons or violence etc. Was expunged, did community service. I do have a bachelors degree.
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Is it possible to contact my Reserve unit during the week? As in non drill weekend?
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If you get an option 40 contract and have a non combat MOS, when you go through RASP and their pipeline will you still learn all the close quarters tactics and gun fighting to be an operator?
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As a 13F looking for a second duty station what do y’all recommend. Iv been at Fort Hood so anything is better then this. Soon to be SGT.
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What do y'all do to keep pace count? I'm normally like "42..43...huh weird lookin tree... FUCK!...37?..38..."
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Hey guys, so I'm set to get out soon, and I've decided to get a head start on cleaning my gear from CIF. Whats the best way to do it? Washing machines on base are closed down, so thats out of the question.
Also what do you guys use? Because as of right now i was going to use a combination of oxyclean, tide pods, and degreasing dish soap
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So the gym on post shut down the locker rooms due to covid and we can't bring bags into the building. I only have time to work out after work and going home to change sucks away my energy. I was thinking I'd just go to the gym in OCPs and swap out my shoes while lifting.
Thoughts?
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I'm debating if I should join the army in the coming years if I join I want to try and become a ranger how ever is there anything I should know befor joinong and how bad is the stuff you hear about like ptsd and all that also is worth joing I'm haveing trouble making up my mind also how would I go about becoming a ranger
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Say you wanted to be a door gunner or Apache gunner what MOS code/job title would that be exactly?
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How long is reception now that Covid is a thing?
I've used the search bar but all the threads and responses are dated. I've heard any where from a three week minimum to some companies being at 30th for 2 months before pick up
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Just got my orders and it seems I got Germany. As an 11C, does that mean I am going with the 2nd Cav? Also, how good is Germany to get as a duty station? Any tips for cool things to do around Germany would be awesome.
I plan to get into Air Assault school to get into the 101st, how should I go about that being a boot 11C?
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Hello all, Im studying for my ASVAB and Im planing to talk with a recruiter in about a month from now. Im interested in just one MOS and I heard the army is the only branch that let you reserve an a specific job, the MOS I want is 68p, I know is a rare MOS to get but if my ASVAB score qualifies me Im willing to wait 6 months or more for an opening, and I know a little bit about the DEP and the future soldier program but I don't know exactly how it works. It is possible to wait that long and enter to the FSP/DEP or the recruiter will make me choose another job??
Thanks in advance.
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Has anyone had good results from the SFAS workout on the goarmysof website? I have a mediocre ACFT (500 cusp). My main concern is not being able to keep up with it. I’ve never really done a personal fitness program as an individual. I want to attend SFAS after AIT among other things.
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I posted this on last week's WQT, but I posted it last night so it might not have gotten around. To those recruiters out there or anyone with knowledge on this, are the jobs listed on Prior Service Business Rules a good guide on the jobs available for someone looking to come back in? In other words, should I compare only those jobs and see which one I would like, assuming it is available at the time? Or is there a chance I can be given the option of a job not listed on the Prior service business rules?
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In general, for both active duty and reserve, how much time do you spend doing your actual MOS? Is it simply dependent on your particular MOS and/or unit? I imagine there are some MOS's, like 15Q Air Traffic Controller where you're almost always actually doing your job, but I can't find a great answer.
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What options are available for someone pursuing a foreign language studies degree with a concentration in Russian? Is officer or enlisted the better option? ROTC? What specific mos is available to utilize this specific skill set? Does anyone have any experience with this field of work? I want to join the Army because my husband is enlisting in the Army. I am starting school this semester but already have a little bit of a foundation in Russian. Thank you in advance I look forward to hearing your advice.
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Anyone know what the bonus looks like for 68W?
Edit: Florida
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I am an idiot and probably have screwed myself. There's no way around this, bottom line I failed to disclose an incident from almost 12 years ago to my recruiter, on my paperwork and at MEPS. I'm trying to go infantry but I haven't done my interview with my career counselor or what have you yet.
 
In 2009 I got stopped by a cop, my brother's bong was in the car and I got the business end for it. I wasn't taken to jail, I wasn't fingerprinted, I didn't do any community service, cop had me call my parents, they came and got me, and then later I met with the DA's assistant or someone and paid some kind of fee. I barely remember and haven't thought about this in years so details are sketch. I have no excuse but this is why I didn't disclose this, I've passed a lot of background checks for bank jobs, security licenses, firearm licenses etc and this never came up so I just never got reminded of it, I have no criminal record besides this one thing which I'm not even sure is on my record.
 
Now I passed medical and am waiting on some other paperwork. My recruiter said I should be able to go back to Meps in a few days, but this old shit just got brought up to me when I was talking to my brother (same one). " He's basically like "what'd they say about that thing when you were a kid." And I'm like "fuuuck." Is it too late? How do I fix this? Is it even possible or am I now officially fraudulently attempting to enlist?
 
Yeah, I'm a moron. No way around it. I just want to make this right if at all possible.
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AD ETSing (SOON™)considering reclassing into the USAR for a language-required MOS (35P / 35M). Looking for insight before I go to the reserve career counselor so I can be prepared.
1) What's the process for selecting a unit in the USAR? I've scoped out target languages of various units and know which units I would join. Do I just take all the UICs to the RCCC?
2) 35M is "language-required" but i've seen reddit posts within the last year, and literally talked to a 35M in-person yesterday, without a language. So whats the deal with that? I do not want to re-enlist without securing a spot at DLI.
3) 35M AIT. I am not a smooth talker; building rapport with people definitely isn't a strong suit. I'm confident I can learn a new language, and I'm nice at briefing, but making personal "small talk" isn't my thing. Would this be a problem to pass the course (or just exist as a 35M in general)?
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I’ll copy my text from a thread I made that ultimately got removed because I didn’t read the sub rules well enough:
For those who went into 25b or 17c, do you have any regrets?
As someone who is 24, been stuck at a dead-end factory job for several years, and wants to desperately get out of Michigan, I’m mostly looking for advice on if I would benefit more from going in for a 25b/17c (active) than from continuing to barely get by and try to go back to school.
Or if there are any benefits for going with the Reserves over Active Duty for the IT related jobs.
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Does anyone know what programs exist to aid Guard/Reserve guys who want to go to Law School?
Looking for one of my troops.
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Quick question
I scored really high on the Asvab, and I had a job picked out. However, I found out I was colorblind, and my job potential significantly diminished. Therefore, I was thinking of trying to enlist as a 31k Dog handler, but I’ve been told the chances of me getting this MOS are slim to none. I have a college degree, and I want to do something meaningful and purposeful that also allows me to make use of my intellect. Since I am limited to merely 10 MOS options, I have very little choice in what I can do. However, I’m asking because I know little to nothing about what military life entails, and I’d rather not join an MOS and end up despising it. The other options I was thinking of (if I can’t get military dog handler) are 13B, 13M and 13J. I’ve read that 13Ms go to Korea every 18 months, but would this even be worth it if it’s an egregious job? Also, is this true? Please let me know your guys’ experience. I greatly appreciate your opinions and time in responding to my qualms/questions.
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I'm planning on joining up at the end of this year, late DecembeEarly January. I've looked though a lot of options, listened to stories and experiences from other people who are on or have finished the path I'd like to take, and I think I have a decent understanding of the route I'd like to take. Really, all I'd like is for you guys to nitpick my plan and tell me if something is unfeasible. Thank you for your time. TL;DR at the bottom
As you can tell from my username, my ultimate goal is Special Forces, 18D in particular. The first idea I had was the 18X contract, but after listening to people who have been down that road, and considering that I'm not the best already, I believe that it would be better to stay away from 18X. Instead, I'm going in as 68W. I'd be coming in with my EMT-B, which my recruiter (I know, never 100% trust recruiters) said would allow me to essentially go in as an E-4 Specialist. I'm going to try and get an Option 4 (5?) contract, which would mean I'm guaranteed Airborne. After completing BC, AIT, and hopefully AB, I'd drop a packet for RASP. A few different people who are in 68W have said that RASP is always taking medics, so that's perfect for me. Either way, I'd go through RASP, try to get attached to a scouting/forward unit (for land nav experience). I'd work with them, and possibly go to SOCM. After that, get used to working as a medic, bulk up, and drop a packet for Selection. From there, I've gotta crush selection and Q-course, as well as the additional 18D training. At which point, I'd be the highest trained type of medic in the military.
Don't misunderstand, I know that everything I've listed is incredibly hard. At any point, I could fuck up some part of my body and be SoL, or could fail something and be asked not to come back. It's not a walk in the park, it's some of the hardest training in the world. I don't care, I'm going to either crush it or get crushed.
TL;DR: Enlist as E-4 due to EMT-B cert > join as 68W > Finish AIT > Go Airborne > Go RASP > Work/bulk up > SOCM > Work > Selection > Beat it or die trying.
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On my way to Fort Jackson for basic what’s the quarantine like?
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This Natty Guardsman is finally getting a cool-guy deployment to Djibouti (which is about as "cool-guy" as it gets for us slick sleeves). We're pretty far off from actually leaving for country, so higher command hasn't given us any guidance besides giving us a general time window to prepare for. For those of you who have gone to North Africa, what's life like for an infantryman nowadays? I'm not expecting any Black Hawk Down shit, but I'm really hoping it's not just day-in and day-out of trying to masturbate quick enough not to die of heat exhaustion in the porta-shitter.
Also, if you've got any tips on how to safely download TV shows and movies (for free) to an external hard drive, I'd love to hear 'em.
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Question for recruiters: When is the latest time I can take the OPAT before shipping out? Also what is “orientation”?
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4 weeks ago, I submitted the entirety of the hospital records surrounding my clavicle surgery to my recruiter, and was told that the prrocess of enlisting had to be put on hold until it was cleared. I have called my recruiter once a week since then, only for them to tell me "nothing has changed". What time frame should I be looking at for my surgery to be "cleared"? Thank you.
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With the iPhone 12 announced yesterday, what are the 5G speeds like on Humphreys? I heard Korea has a robust 5G network. Is it faster than wired internet? Is there a plan for unlimited 5G data at a reasonable price?
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Got told by a Sergeant Major that wearing a short sleeve PT shirt underneath a long sleeve PT shirt is not authorized. I have been in the Army for over a year and this is the first time I've heard this. Is this true?
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Anybody have experience with FLW during Jan-March/April? I've heard it isn't a bad time to go to basic, since PT is kept relatively short and they close the obstacle courses if it gets too bad.
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I am currently about to commission as a Military Intelligence Officer as a reservist in May. I realize this may be a dumb question but is there a master list of deployment slots that need to be filled by reserve augmentees anywhere?
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Question is it possible to join the army or marines with high cholesterol?
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I have two questions I’m just going to ask in the same comment.
  1. For those who went from reserve to active, what was it like? The whole process in doing so. I’m currently in the reserve and want to go active after my reserve contract
  2. If you have an intel mos and get stationed at ft Meade do you really have the opportunity to work with a 3-letter agency?
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Does anyone know if they are letting soldiers go home during the holiday exodus (19dec-2jan) during basic training like they usually do? Or no due to coronavirus?
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As a guardsman. I want to improve my asvab score and I will be near a active duty base for quite some time. Is it possible for me to go to the education center and take the test? And if so what are the steps. Thank you
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Does anyone know what time the 21-02 marketplace opens?
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With this time of the year what is the timeframe for a prior service reenlisting? I know I'll need a waiver for an RE-3. I just submitted all the paperwork needed to the recruiter. We're waiting on the redd from the Marines.
I know no one here can tell me the exact date. Just looking for personal experiences. Thank you for your time
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Is there a PT test in reception week?
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Greetingzz fellas’
Any recent MOS-T guys here that have any insight into life during AIT(any AIT). My report date is in 3 months. Transitioning into 25N as a E5, would it benefit myself in terms of follow on orders if I contacted branch for my assignment during the school house tenure or before? If any, since it’s AIT and they are always looking for volunteers for RASP or something along those lines. Would those options be available for MOS-T?
Thanks!!
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Whats your advice on physically preparing for army training? More specifically, physically preparing for medic army training.
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Is it possible to be colorblind and go airborne? And if so can you get it in your contract if your colorblind or do you have to be a PT stud and apply at AIT.
Thanks
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How does deployment work? Like after basic training what comes next? Do they ask you if you want to be deployed? Is it something you pick? Do you pick the location you want to be deployed to? Like do they give you a list or something and say “here, pick one”?
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What is a good guarantee to get stationed over seas?
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So I’m stationed in Alabama, and after a trip to go see some old friends and making my way back to base I was pulled over for speeding due to not paying attention. Not by much, don’t remember off the top of my head. But long story short I was given a warning citation with both the officer and the paper itself both saying warning with zero mention of court or a fine. Do I need to let my leadership know and does this negatively impact me? Kinda tripping balls here.
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Interested in joining but my recruiter says my desired MOS (25M) doesn't exist?
Is he lying to me? I see job postings for it in Google search and it's still listed on the Army website.
https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/arts-and-media/multimedia-illustrator.html
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I have my orders for 116th MI BDG and my report date is March 13th, so does anyone have any idea what its like there? I'm curious because its my first unit.
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Intel officers - is there anything I can do to spend some of my LT time in INSCOM instead of just spending 3.5 years in S2? From my understanding it's pure luck and only about 1/4 of LTs get any time in INSCOM until after CCC?
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Hello! Just wanted to see if there was any prior service or currently serving officers that could answer some questions I had about the jobs on the officer side.
1.) What are the best jobs?
2.) Which ones have the best job prospects outside of the military?
3.) (Correct me if I'm wrong cause I don't now anything ,but) Does it really matter what job you choose sense their all managerial roles and probably won't give you the same skills you would learn as enlisted?
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Dumb question, but if I have my paperwork that says I qualified Grenade expert, is that kosher to wear on my ASU? I know it’s dumb, but I’d like to fit 3 badges if possible.
EDIT: Also, if I contract with ROTC as SMP, does that still count towards Awards/TIS? Ex. Driver’s badge
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how do I use tricare? I'm trying to get my eyes checked in one of the optometry clinics on base. Do I just use my CAC or do they need some sort of proof
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Safe place? Lol
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Enlisting soon as an E-4. How quickly can one promote to E-5?
As a civilian I have a tendency to move up the ranks quickly. I don’t mess around too much, learn quickly and do my job well, always.
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2020.10.20 04:14 ILikeMultipleThings Lord of the Rings Forward and Concerning Hobbits

Foreword
This tale grew in the telling, until it became a history of the Great War of the Ring and included many glimpses of the yet more ancient history that preceded it. It was begun soon after The Hobbit was written and before its publication in 1937; but I did not go on with this sequel, for I wished first to complete and set in order the mythology and legends of the Elder Days, which had then been taking shape for some years. I desired to do this for my own satisfaction, and I had little hope that other people would be interested in this work, especially since it was primarily linguistic in inspiration and was begun in order to provide the necessary background of 'history' for Elvish tongues. When those whose advice and opinion I sought corrected little hope to no hope, I went back to the sequel, encouraged by requests from readers for more information concerning hobbits and their adventures. But the story was drawn irresistibly towards the older world, and became an account, as it were, of its end and passing away before its beginning and middle had been told. The process had begun in the writing of The Hobbit, in which there were already some references to the older matter: Elrond, Gondolin, the High-elves, and the orcs, as well as glimpses that had arisen unbidden of things higher or deeper or darker than its surface: Durin, Moria, Gandalf, the Necromancer, the Ring. The discovery of the significance of these glimpses and of their relation to the ancient histories revealed the Third Age and its culmination in the War of the Ring. Those who had asked for more information about hobbits eventually got it, but they had to wait a long time; for the composition of The Lord of the Rings went on at intervals during the years 1936 to 1949, a period in which I had many duties that I did not neglect, and many other interests as a learner and teacher that often absorbed me. The delay was, of course, also increased by the outbreak of war in 1939, by the end of which year the tale had not yet reached the end of Book One. In spite of the darkness of the next five years I found that the story could not now be wholly abandoned, and I plodded on, mostly by night, till I stood by Balin's tomb in Moria. There I halted for a long while. It was almost a year later when I went on and so came to Lothlórien and the Great River late in 1941. In the next year I wrote the first drafts of the matter that now stands as Book Three, and the beginnings of chapters I and III of Book Five; and there as the beacons flared in Anórien and Théoden came to Harrowdale I stopped. Foresight had failed and there was no time for thought. It was during 1944 that, leaving the loose ends and perplexities of a war which it was my task to conduct, or at least to report, I forced myself to tackle the journey of Frodo to Mordor. These chapters, eventually to become Book Four, were written and sent out as a serial to my son, Christopher, then in South Africa with the RAF. Nonetheless it took another five years before the tale was brought to its present end; in that time I changed my house, my chair, and my college, and the days though less dark were no less laborious. Then when the 'end' had at last been reached the whole story had to be revised, and indeed largely re-written backwards. And it had to be typed, and re-typed: by me; the cost of professional typing by the ten-fingered was beyond my means. The Lord of the Rings has been read by many people since it finally appeared in print; and I should like to say something here with reference to the many opinions or guesses that I have received or have read concerning the motives and meaning of the tale. The prime motive was the desire of a tale-teller to try his hand at a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them. As a guide I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving, and for many the guide was inevitably often at fault. Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer. But even from the points of view of many who have enjoyed my story there is much that fails to please. It is perhaps not possible in a long tale to please everybody at all points, nor to displease everybody at the same points; for I find from the letters that I have received that the passages or chapters that are to some a blemish are all by others specially approved. The most critical reader of all, myself, now finds many defects, minor and major, but being fortunately under no obligation either to review the book or to write it again, he will pass over these in silence, except one that has been noted by others: the book is too short. As for any inner meaning or 'message', it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical. As the story grew it put down roots (into the past) and threw out unexpected branches: but its main theme was settled from the outset by the inevitable choice of the Ring as the link between it and The Hobbit. The crucial chapter, "The Shadow of the Past', is one of the oldest parts of the tale. It was written long before the foreshadow of 1939 had yet become a threat of inevitable disaster, and from that point the story would have developed along essentially the same lines, if that disaster had been averted. Its sources are things long before in mind, or in some cases already written, and little or nothing in it was modified by the war that began in 1939 or its sequels. The real war does not resemble the legendary war in its process or its conclusion. If it had inspired or directed the development of the legend, then certainly the Ring would have been seized and used against Sauron; he would not have been annihilated but enslaved, and Barad-dûr would not have been destroyed but occupied. Saruman, failing to get possession of the Ring, would in the confusion and treacheries of the time have found in Mordor the missing links in his own researches into Ring-lore, and before long he would have made a Great Ring of his own with which to challenge the self-styled Ruler of Middle-earth. In that conflict both sides would have held hobbits in hatred and contempt: they would not long have survived even as slaves. Other arrangements could be devised according to the tastes or views of those who like allegory or topical reference. But I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think that many confuse 'applicability' with 'allegory'; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author. An author cannot of course remain wholly unaffected by his experience, but the ways in which a story-germ uses the soil of experience are extremely complex, and attempts to define the process are at best guesses from evidence that is inadequate and ambiguous. It is also false, though naturally attractive, when the lives of an author and critic have overlapped, to suppose that the movements of thought or the events of times common to both were necessarily the most powerful influences. One has indeed personally to come under the shadow of war to feel fully its oppression; but as the years go by it seems now often forgotten that to be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than to be involved in 1939 and the following years. By 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead. Or to take a less grievous matter: it has been supposed by some that 'The Scouring of the Shire' reflects the situation in England at the time when I was finishing my tale. It does not. It is an essential part of the plot, foreseen from the outset, though in the event modified by the character of Saruman as developed in the story without, need I say, any allegorical significance or contemporary political reference whatsoever. It has indeed some basis in experience, though slender (for the economic situation was entirely different), and much further back. The country in which I lived in childhood was being shabbily destroyed before I was ten, in days when motor-cars were rare objects (I had never seen one) and men were still building suburban railways. Recently I saw in a paper a picture of the last decrepitude of the once thriving corn-mill beside its pool that long ago seemed to me so important. I never liked the looks of the Young miller, but his father, the Old miller, had a black beard, and he was not named Sandyman. The Lord of the Rings is now issued in a new edition, and the opportunity has been taken of revising it. A number of errors and inconsistencies that still remained in the text have been corrected, and an attempt has been made to provide information on a few points which attentive readers have raised. I have considered all their comments and enquiries, and if some seem to have been passed over that may be because I have failed to keep my notes in order; but many enquiries could only be answered by additional appendices, or indeed by the production of an accessory volume containing much of the material that I did not include in the original edition, in particular more detailed linguistic information. In the meantime this edition offers this Foreword, an addition to the Prologue, some notes, and an index of the names of persons and places. This index is in intention complete in items but not in references, since for the present purpose it has been necessary to reduce its bulk. A complete index, making full use of the material prepared for me by Mrs. N. Smith, belongs rather to the accessory volume.
Prologue
  1. Concerning Hobbits
This book is largely concerned with Hobbits, and from its pages a reader may discover much of their character and a little of their history. Further information will also be found in the selection from the Red Book of Westmarch that has already been published, under the title of The Hobbit. That story was derived from the earlier chapters of the Red Book, composed by Bilbo himself, the first Hobbit to become famous in the world at large, and called by him There and Back Again, since they told of his journey into the East and his return: an adventure which later involved all the Hobbits in the great events of that Age that are here related. Many, however, may wish to know more about this remarkable people from the outset, while some may not possess the earlier book. For such readers a few notes on the more important points are here collected from Hobbit-lore, and the first adventure is briefly recalled. Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt. They do not and did not understand or like machines more complicated than a forge-bellows, a water-mill, or a hand-loom, though they were skilful with tools. Even in ancient days they were, as a rule, shy of 'the Big Folk', as they call us, and now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find. They are quick of hearing and sharp-eyed, and though they are inclined to be fat and do not hurry unnecessarily, they are nonetheless nimble and deft in their movements. They possessed from the first the art of disappearing swiftly and silently, when large folk whom they do not wish to meet come blundering by; and this an they have developed until to Men it may seem magical. But Hobbits have never, in fact, studied magic of any kind, and their elusiveness is due solely to a professional skill that heredity and practice, and a close friendship with the earth, have rendered inimitable by bigger and clumsier races. For they are a little people, smaller than Dwarves: less tout and stocky, that is, even when they are not actually much shorter. Their height is variable, ranging between two and four feet of our measure. They seldom now reach three feet; but they hive dwindled, they say, and in ancient days they were taller. According to the Red Book, Bandobras Took (Bullroarer), son of Isengrim the Second, was four foot five and able to ride a horse. He was surpassed in all Hobbit records only by two famous characters of old; but that curious matter is dealt with in this book. As for the Hobbits of the Shire, with whom these tales are concerned, in the days of their peace and prosperity they were a merry folk. They dressed in bright colours, being notably fond of yellow and green; but they seldom wore shoes, since their feet had tough leathery soles and were clad in a thick curling hair, much like the hair of their heads, which was commonly brown. Thus, the only craft little practised among them was shoe-making; but they had long and skilful fingers and could make many other useful and comely things. Their faces were as a rule good-natured rather than beautiful, broad, bright-eyed, red-cheeked, with mouths apt to laughter, and to eating and drinking. And laugh they did, and eat, and drink, often and heartily, being fond of simple jests at all times, and of six meals a day (when they could get them). They were hospitable and delighted in parties, and in presents, which they gave away freely and eagerly accepted. It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves. Of old they spoke the languages of Men, after their own fashion, and liked and disliked much the same things as Men did. But what exactly our relationship is can no longer be discovered. The beginning of Hobbits lies far back in the Elder Days that are now lost and forgotten. Only the Elves still preserve any records of that vanished time, and their traditions are concerned almost entirely with their own history, in which Men appear seldom and Hobbits are not mentioned at all. Yet it is clear that Hobbits had, in fact, lived quietly in Middle-earth for many long years before other folk became even aware of them. And the world being after all full of strange creatures beyond count, these little people seemed of very little importance. But in the days of Bilbo, and of Frodo his heir, they suddenly became, by no wish of their own, both important and renowned, and troubled the counsels of the Wise and the Great. Those days, the Third Age of Middle-earth, are now long past, and the shape of all lands has been changed; but the regions in which Hobbits then lived were doubtless the same as those in which they still linger: the North-West of the Old World, east of the Sea. Of their original home the Hobbits in Bilbo's time preserved no knowledge. A love of learning (other than genealogical lore) was far from general among them, but there remained still a few in the older families who studied their own books, and even gathered reports of old times and distant lands from Elves, Dwarves, and Men. Their own records began only after the settlement of the Shire, and their most ancient legends hardly looked further back than their Wandering Days. It is clear, nonetheless, from these legends, and from the evidence of their peculiar words and customs, that like many other folk Hobbits had in the distant past moved westward. Their earliest tales seem to glimpse a time when they dwelt in the upper vales of Anduin, between the eaves of Greenwood the Great and the Misty Mountains. Why they later undertook the hard and perilous crossing of the mountains into Eriador is no longer certain. Their own accounts speak of the multiplying of Men in the land, and of a shadow that fell on the forest, so that it became darkened and its new name was Mirkwood. Before the crossing of the mountains the Hobbits had already become divided into three somewhat different breeds: Harfoots, Stoors, and Fallohides. The Harfoots were browner of skin, smaller, and shorter, and they were beardless and bootless; their hands and feet were neat and nimble; and they preferred highlands and hillsides. The Stoors were broader, heavier in build; their feet and hands were larger, and they preferred flat lands and riversides. The Fallohides were fairer of skin and also of hair, and they were taller and slimmer than the others; they were lovers of trees and of woodlands. The Harfoots had much to do with Dwarves in ancient times, and long lived in the foothills of the mountains. They moved westward early, and roamed over Eriador as far as Weathertop while the others were still in the Wilderland. They were the most normal and representative variety of Hobbit, and far the most numerous. They were the most inclined to settle in one place, and longest preserved their ancestral habit of living in tunnels and holes. The Stoors lingered long by the banks of the Great River Anduin, and were less shy of Men. They came west after the Harfoots and followed the course of the Loudwater southwards; and there many of them long dwelt between Tharbad and the borders of Dunland before they moved north again. The Fallohides, the least numerous, were a northerly branch. They were more friendly with Elves than the other Hobbits were, and had more skill in language and song than in handicrafts; and of old they preferred hunting to tilling. They crossed the mountains north of Rivendell and came down the River Hoarwell. In Eriador they soon mingled with the other kinds that had preceded them, but being somewhat bolder and more adventurous, they were often found as leaders or chieftains among clans of Harfoots or Stoors. Even in Bilbo's time the strong Fallohidish strain could still be noted among the greater families, such as the Tooks and the Masters of Buckland. In the westlands of Eriador, between the Misty Mountains and the Mountains of Lune, the Hobbits found both Men and Elves. Indeed, a remnant still dwelt there of the Dúnedain, the kings of Men that came over the Sea out of Westernesse; but they were dwindling fast and the lands of their North Kingdom were falling far and wide into waste. There was room and to spare for incomers, and ere long the Hobbits began to settle in ordered communities. Most of their earlier settlements had long disappeared and been forgotten in Bilbo's time; but one of the first to become important still endured, though reduced in size; this was at Bree and in the Chetwood that lay round about, some forty miles east of the Shire. It was in these early days, doubtless, that the Hobbits learned their letters and began to write after the manner of the Dúnedain, who had in their turn long before learned the art from the Elves. And in those days also they forgot whatever languages they had used before, and spoke ever after the Common Speech, the Westron as it was named, that was current through all the lands of the kings from Arnor to Gondor, and about all the coasts of the Sea from Belfalas to Lune. Yet they kept a few words of their own, as well as their own names of months and days, and a great store of personal names out of the past. About this time legend among the Hobbits first becomes history with a reckoning of years. For it was in the one thousand six hundred and first year of the Third Age that the Fallohide brothers, Marcho and Blanco, set out from Bree; and having obtained permission from the high king at Fornost, they crossed the brown river Baranduin with a great following of Hobbits. They passed over the Bridge of Stonebows, that had been built in the days of the power of the North Kingdom, and they took ail the land beyond to dwell in, between the river and the Far Downs. All that was demanded of them was that they should keep the Great Bridge in repair, and all other bridges and roads, speed the king's messengers, and acknowledge his lordship. Thus began the Shire-reckoning, for the year of the crossing of the Brandywine (as the Hobbits turned the name) became Year One of the Shire, and all later dates were reckoned from it. At once the western Hobbits fell in love with their new land, and they remained there, and soon passed once more out of the history of Men and of Elves. While there was still a king they were in name his subjects, but they were, in fact, ruled by their own chieftains and meddled not at all with events in the world outside. To the last battle at Fornost with the Witch-lord of Angmar they sent some bowmen to the aid of the king, or so they maintained, though no tales of Men record it. But in that war the North Kingdom ended; and then the Hobbits took the land for their own, and they chose from their own chiefs a Thain to hold the authority of the king that was gone. There for a thousand years they were little troubled by wars, and they prospered and multiplied after the Dark Plague (S.R. 37) until the disaster of the Long Winter and the famine that followed it. Many thousands then perished, but the Days of Dearth (1158-60) were at the time of this tale long past and the Hobbits had again become accustomed to plenty. The land was rich and kindly, and though it had long been deserted when they entered it, it had before been well tilled, and there the king had once had many farms, cornlands, vineyards, and woods. Forty leagues it stretched from the Far Downs to the Brandywine Bridge, and fifty from the northern moors to the marshes in the south. The Hobbits named it the Shire, as the region of the authority of their Thain, and a district of well-ordered business; and there in that pleasant comer of the world they plied their well-ordered business of living, and they heeded less and less the world outside where dark things moved, until they came to think that peace and plenty were the rule in Middle-earth and the right of all sensible folk. They forgot or ignored what little they had ever known of the Guardians, and of the labours of those that made possible the long peace of the Shire. They were, in fact, sheltered, but they had ceased to remember it. At no time had Hobbits of any kind been warlike, and they had never fought among themselves. In olden days they had, of course, been often obliged to fight to maintain themselves in a hard world; but in Bilbo's time that was very ancient history. The last battle, before this story opens, and indeed the only one that had ever been fought within the borders of the Shire, was beyond living memory: the Battle of Greenfields, S.R. 1147, in which Bandobras Took routed an invasion of Orcs. Even the weathers had grown milder, and the wolves that had once come ravening out of the North in bitter white winters were now only a grandfather's tale. So, though there was still some store of weapons in the Shire, these were used mostly as trophies, hanging above hearths or on walls, or gathered into the museum at Michel Delving. The Mathom-house it was called; for anything that Hobbits had no immediate use for, but were unwilling to throw away, they called a mathom. Their dwellings were apt to become rather crowded with mathoms, and many of the presents that passed from hand to hand were of that sort. Nonetheless, ease and peace had left this people still curiously tough. They were, if it came to it, difficult to daunt or to kill; and they were, perhaps, so unwearyingly fond of good things not least because they could, when put to it, do without them, and could survive rough handling by grief, foe, or weather in a way that astonished those who did not know them well and looked no further than their bellies and their well-fed faces. Though slow to quarrel, and for sport killing nothing that lived, they were doughty at bay, and at need could still handle arms. They shot well with the bow, for they were keen-eyed and sure at the mark. Not only with bows and arrows. If any Hobbit stooped for a stone, it was well to get quickly under cover, as all trespassing beasts knew very well. All Hobbits had originally lived in holes in the ground, or so they believed, and in such dwellings they still felt most at home; but in the course of time they had been obliged to adopt other forms of abode. Actually in the Shire in Bilbo's days it was, as a rule, only the richest and the poorest Hobbits that maintained the old custom. The poorest went on living in burrows of the most primitive kind, mere holes indeed, with only one window or none; while the well-to-do still constructed more luxurious versions of the simple diggings of old. But suitable sites for these large and ramifying tunnels (or smials as they called them) were not everywhere to be found; and in the flats and the low-lying districts the Hobbits, as they multiplied, began to build above ground. Indeed, even in the hilly regions and the older villages, such as Hobbiton or Tuckborough, or in the chief township of the Shire, Michel Delving on the White Downs, there were now many houses of wood, brick, or stone. These were specially favoured by millers, smiths, ropers, and cartwrights, and others of that sort; for even when they had holes to live in. Hobbits had long been accustomed to build sheds and workshops. The habit of building farmhouses and barns was said to have begun among the inhabitants of the Marish down by the Brandywine. The Hobbits of that quarter, the Eastfarthing, were rather large and heavy-legged, and they wore dwarf-boots in muddy weather. But they were well known to be Stoors in a large part of their blood, as indeed was shown by the down that many grew on their chins. No Harfoot or Fallohide had any trace of a beard. Indeed, the folk of the Marish, and of Buckland, east of the River, which they afterwards occupied, came for the most part later into the Shire up from south-away; and they still had many peculiar names and strange words not found elsewhere in the Shire. It is probable that the craft of building, as many other crafts beside, was derived from the Dúnedain. But the Hobbits may have learned it direct from the Elves, the teachers of Men in their youth. For the Elves of the High Kindred had not yet forsaken Middle-earth, and they dwelt still at that time at the Grey Havens away to the west, and in other places within reach of the Shire. Three Elf-towers of immemorial age were still to be seen on the Tower Hills beyond the western marches. They shone far off in the moonlight. The tallest was furthest away, standing alone upon a green mound. The Hobbits of the Westfarthing said that one could see the Sea from the lop of that tower; but no Hobbit had ever been known to climb it. Indeed, few Hobbits had ever seen or sailed upon the Sea, and fewer still had ever returned to report it. Most Hobbits regarded even rivers and small boats with deep misgivings, and not many of them could swim. And as the days of the Shire lengthened they spoke less and less with the Elves, and grew afraid of them, and distrustful of those that had dealings with them; and the Sea became a word of fear among them, and a token of death, and they turned their faces away from the hills in the west. The craft of building may have come from Elves or Men, but the Hobbits used it in their own fashion. They did not go in for towers. Their houses were usually long, low, and comfortable. The oldest kind were, indeed, no more than built imitations of smials, thatched with dry grass or straw, or roofed with turves, and having walls somewhat bulged. That stage, however, belonged to the early days of the Shire, and hobbit-building had long since been altered, improved by devices, learned from Dwarves, or discovered by themselves. A preference for round windows, and even round doors, was the chief remaining peculiarity of hobbit-architecture. The houses and the holes of Shire-hobbits were often large, and inhabited by large families. (Bilbo and Frodo Baggins were as bachelors very exceptional, as they were also in many other ways, such as their friendship with the Elves.) Sometimes, as in the case of the Tooks of Great Smials, or the Brandybucks of Brandy Hall, many generations of relatives lived in (comparative) peace together in one ancestral and many-tunnelled mansion. All Hobbits were, in any case, clannish and reckoned up their relationships with great care. They drew long and elaborate family-trees with innumerable branches. In dealing with Hobbits it is important to remember who is related to whom, and in what degree. It would be impossible in this book to set out a family-tree that included even the more important members of the more important families at the time which these tales tell of. The genealogical trees at the end of the Red Book of Westmarch are a small book in themselves, and all but Hobbits would find them exceedingly dull. Hobbits delighted in such things, if they were accurate: they liked to have books filled with things that they already knew, set out fair and square with no contradictions.
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2020.10.20 04:08 allyngoobz Someone or Something Is Following My Boyfriend, and I Want to Thank It

Posting this to a few different subreddits since I'm really just casting a net here:
I started dating my boyfriend in March. Very early on in our conversations he mentioned his amazing 'luck' he had. In quotes since neither of us are religious. We both grew up with general christian undertones but neither of us pursued anything after ten. We both have ambivalent views on concepts of luck, karma, etc.
So, of course, I took his statements with heavy criticism. Until I really got to know him and experience it for myself. He is unnaturally lucky, and knows it isint he himself but "something"
His luck ranges from something happening in his favor (usually that he says out loud, but not always), keeping him safe such as 15+ near horrible car crashes through no fault of his driving, and sheer luck that happens within frighteningly low odds. Occasionally if something really, really fortunate happens to him, he gets a kinda bad thing that happens in return (i.e. he was able to get a $2.5k tool he wanted for free, but in return he got a flat on the way home) every time this happens, I point out that his luck may have run out and he just shakes his head and says it's payment for something else that's happened previously.
Sometimes he actively thanks "his luck" as if it is something other. He claims to not know where it comes from, and he dosent feel the need to know more about it.
I want to figure out how to say thank you to whatever this is. It has saved him, I kid you not, dozens upon dozens of times. As he and I have realized our amazing bond with one another, we have plans for engagement soon. The good luck seems to occasionally bless me too. I have broken six phone screens over the years in the exact same way: dropping them face down on asphalt as I get out of my car. Two weeks ago, the same thing happened with no case on my phone and not a single scratch appeared, and I had an overwhelming sense to say thank you then and there (which I did to myself in my empty car, feeling crazy).
I don't know the first place to look for such a situation. I want to show my appreciation to whatever this is and what form that would take. Below I will list a few more random things about the "luck" that follows my bf.
-I asked once if he wanted to get a tattoo, of which he already has many, to represent the luck he possesses. Without hesitation it was a hard 'No', and he said "it would break the luck, it would leave" when asked to explain.
-Card games are a frequent source of luck for him, with near impossible odds and accuracy.
-He has willed his luck onto others (myself included) and there has never been a situation in the past 8 months where his intentions were not the outcome (safety and speed through dangerous areas, financially fortunate outcomes in gambling and life, etc)
-Nobody else in his family has ever experienced this kind of fortune as far as he believes. Ironically, he claims that most of his family that's passed has had chronic illnesses that they've survived just to perish on something simple, such as choking and dying on a piece of steak. My boyfriend too suffers from several lifelong health problems, and jokes he will go out by not a car wreak but a stubbed toe
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2020.10.20 04:07 allyngoobz Someone or Something Is Following My Boyfriend, and I Want to Thank It

Posting this to a few different subreddits since I'm really just casting a net here:
I started dating my boyfriend in March. Very early on in our conversations he mentioned his amazing 'luck' he had. In quotes since neither of us are religious. We both grew up with general christian undertones but neither of us pursued anything after ten. We both have ambivalent views on concepts of luck, karma, etc.
So, of course, I took his statements with heavy criticism. Until I really got to know him and experience it for myself. He is unnaturally lucky, and knows it isint he himself but "something"
His luck ranges from something happening in his favor (usually that he says out loud, but not always), keeping him safe such as 15+ near horrible car crashes through no fault of his driving, and sheer luck that happens within frighteningly low odds. Occasionally if something really, really fortunate happens to him, he gets a kinda bad thing that happens in return (i.e. he was able to get a $2.5k tool he wanted for free, but in return he got a flat on the way home) every time this happens, I point out that his luck may have run out and he just shakes his head and says it's payment for something else that's happened previously.
Sometimes he actively thanks "his luck" as if it is something other. He claims to not know where it comes from, and he dosent feel the need to know more about it.
I want to figure out how to say thank you to whatever this is. It has saved him, I kid you not, dozens upon dozens of times. As he and I have realized our amazing bond with one another, we have plans for engagement soon. The good luck seems to occasionally bless me too. I have broken six phone screens over the years in the exact same way: dropping them face down on asphalt as I get out of my car. Two weeks ago, the same thing happened with no case on my phone and not a single scratch appeared, and I had an overwhelming sense to say thank you then and there (which I did to myself in my empty car, feeling crazy).
I don't know the first place to look for such a situation. I want to show my appreciation to whatever this is and what form that would take. Below I will list a few more random things about the "luck" that follows my bf.
-I asked once if he wanted to get a tattoo, of which he already has many, to represent the luck he possesses. Without hesitation it was a hard 'No', and he said "it would break the luck, it would leave" when asked to explain.
-Card games are a frequent source of luck for him, with near impossible odds and accuracy.
-He has willed his luck onto others (myself included) and there has never been a situation in the past 8 months where his intentions were not the outcome (safety and speed through dangerous areas, financially fortunate outcomes in gambling and life, etc)
-Nobody else in his family has ever experienced this kind of fortune as far as he believes. Ironically, he claims that most of his family that's passed has had chronic illnesses that they've survived just to perish on something simple, such as choking and dying on a piece of steak. My boyfriend too suffers from several lifelong health problems, and jokes he will go out by not a car wreak but a stubbed toe
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2020.10.20 04:05 allyngoobz Someone or Something Is Following My Boyfriend, and I Want to Thank It

Posting this to a few different subreddits since I'm really just casting a net here:
I started dating my boyfriend in March. Very early on in our conversations he mentioned his amazing 'luck' he had. In quotes since neither of us are religious. We both grew up with general christian undertones but neither of us pursued anything after ten. We both have ambivalent views on concepts of luck, karma, etc.
So, of course, I took his statements with heavy criticism. Until I really got to know him and experience it for myself. He is unnaturally lucky, and knows it isint he himself but "something"
His luck ranges from something happening in his favor (usually that he says out loud, but not always), keeping him safe such as 15+ near horrible car crashes through no fault of his driving, and sheer luck that happens within frighteningly low odds. Occasionally if something really, really fortunate happens to him, he gets a kinda bad thing that happens in return (i.e. he was able to get a $2.5k tool he wanted for free, but in return he got a flat on the way home) every time this happens, I point out that his luck may have run out and he just shakes his head and says it's payment for something else that's happened previously.
Sometimes he actively thanks "his luck" as if it is something other. He claims to not know where it comes from, and he dosent feel the need to know more about it.
I want to figure out how to say thank you to whatever this is. It has saved him, I kid you not, dozens upon dozens of times. As he and I have realized our amazing bond with one another, we have plans for engagement soon. The good luck seems to occasionally bless me too. I have broken six phone screens over the years in the exact same way: dropping them face down on asphalt as I get out of my car. Two weeks ago, the same thing happened with no case on my phone and not a single scratch appeared, and I had an overwhelming sense to say thank you then and there (which I did to myself in my empty car, feeling crazy).
I don't know the first place to look for such a situation. I want to show my appreciation to whatever this is and what form that would take. Below I will list a few more random things about the "luck" that follows my bf.
-I asked once if he wanted to get a tattoo, of which he already has many, to represent the luck he possesses. Without hesitation it was a hard 'No', and he said "it would break the luck, it would leave" when asked to explain.
-Card games are a frequent source of luck for him, with near impossible odds and accuracy.
-He has willed his luck onto others (myself included) and there has never been a situation in the past 8 months where his intentions were not the outcome (safety and speed through dangerous areas, financially fortunate outcomes in gambling and life, etc)
-Nobody else in his family has ever experienced this kind of fortune as far as he believes. Ironically, he claims that most of his family that's passed has had chronic illnesses that they've survived just to perish on something simple, such as choking and dying on a piece of steak. My boyfriend too suffers from several lifelong health problems, and jokes he will go out by not a car wreak but a stubbed toe
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2020.10.20 04:05 allyngoobz Someone or Something Is Following My Boyfriend, and I Want to Thank It

Posting this to a few different subreddits since I'm really just casting a net here:
I started dating my boyfriend in March. Very early on in our conversations he mentioned his amazing 'luck' he had. In quotes since neither of us are religious. We both grew up with general christian undertones but neither of us pursued anything after ten. We both have ambivalent views on concepts of luck, karma, etc.
So, of course, I took his statements with heavy criticism. Until I really got to know him and experience it for myself. He is unnaturally lucky, and knows it isint he himself but "something"
His luck ranges from something happening in his favor (usually that he says out loud, but not always), keeping him safe such as 15+ near horrible car crashes through no fault of his driving, and sheer luck that happens within frighteningly low odds. Occasionally if something really, really fortunate happens to him, he gets a kinda bad thing that happens in return (i.e. he was able to get a $2.5k tool he wanted for free, but in return he got a flat on the way home) every time this happens, I point out that his luck may have run out and he just shakes his head and says it's payment for something else that's happened previously.
Sometimes he actively thanks "his luck" as if it is something other. He claims to not know where it comes from, and he dosent feel the need to know more about it.
I want to figure out how to say thank you to whatever this is. It has saved him, I kid you not, dozens upon dozens of times. As he and I have realized our amazing bond with one another, we have plans for engagement soon. The good luck seems to occasionally bless me too. I have broken six phone screens over the years in the exact same way: dropping them face down on asphalt as I get out of my car. Two weeks ago, the same thing happened with no case on my phone and not a single scratch appeared, and I had an overwhelming sense to say thank you then and there (which I did to myself in my empty car, feeling crazy).
I don't know the first place to look for such a situation. I want to show my appreciation to whatever this is and what form that would take. Below I will list a few more random things about the "luck" that follows my bf.
-I asked once if he wanted to get a tattoo, of which he already has many, to represent the luck he possesses. Without hesitation it was a hard 'No', and he said "it would break the luck, it would leave" when asked to explain.
-Card games are a frequent source of luck for him, with near impossible odds and accuracy.
-He has willed his luck onto others (myself included) and there has never been a situation in the past 8 months where his intentions were not the outcome (safety and speed through dangerous areas, financially fortunate outcomes in gambling and life, etc)
-Nobody else in his family has ever experienced this kind of fortune as far as he believes. Ironically, he claims that most of his family that's passed has had chronic illnesses that they've survived just to perish on something simple, such as choking and dying on a piece of steak. My boyfriend too suffers from several lifelong health problems, and jokes he will go out by not a car wreak but a stubbed toe
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2020.10.20 04:04 DEdger HELP! My keyboard is typing ghost sentences...

As of yesterday while doing some school work my computer began to type out strings of text without my input. They seem to be the same sentence (it's a sentence that I had typed five days ago while doing some of my accounting work, a line recording payment collected). While this happened my return key also stopped functioning. It types the sentences out at the same speed at which I had entered them with the appropriate pauses I made between dates and references. I have never seen an issue as bizarre as this one and have no idea what would cause something like this. I have a Razer Blackwidow Chroma with over 4 million clicks on it. Is this a keyboard issue or a computer issue? Please any insight would help, thanks so much.
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2020.10.20 03:18 ShibaColorado Car was stolen and located - what options do I have if any?

So last Thursday night into Friday morning my car was stolen by an unknown person from my apartment complex. I worked with the complex and have a few angles of video showing the car leaving the front gate around 1:30am MT (on 10/16/20, So very early morning). However, you can’t see the persons face and you never see the person enter the grounds (they likely jumped a fence or off chance they lived in the complex).
Flash forward to Saturday morning when I realized it was gone. I don’t use it much since I work from home so I didn’t realize it was gone until then.
My first thought was it was towed accidentally. Speaking with the apartment complex they mentioned their parking management and towing company showed it was towed on 9/16/20 - seemed like it was towed but their date was wrong. Upon further inspection of records it was determined to have been towed on 9/16/20, but returned the same night when the mistake was realized - it should not have been towed. This in the end was just a strange coincidence and it seemed no one was going to tell me the car had been towed and returned a month prior.
Back to that Saturday morning - by this time we realized now it was indeed stolen. The police were contacted and the apartment manager was super helpful in showing some surveillance tapes.
The police called back shortly after the report and said they had located the car about a mile away.
I went to the location and found the car parked illegally in the street and no police on scene. A building manager from that area mentioned the car showed up in his parking on double parked illegally on that Friday morning (10/16). They then towed it out of their lot to the street where I found it.
There was unknown items in the car and it looked like it had been searched. I called the police back and asked them to send an officer in case there were drugs or other items in the bag that was left inside. They said to just throw it out and go home with the car. They gave me a case number for insurance. I didn’t feel comfortable touching the bag so asked again for an officer when available.
I waited over 5 hours and no officer showed up. After a few calls to non-emergency I asked to speak to someone. They informed the car had been located that night while being operated in an unsafe manner and the police had then left it where it was found. That night they never contacted me for some unknown reason. So my car sat there for some time period. Once again over the phone they told me to throw out anything found inside the car that wasn’t mine. They asked if I did find anything like a phone or ID to bring it over the them.
I searched the bag finally and it contained a police scanner, tons of change, some old earrings, sunglasses, pencils, a flash drive, and many other random items. I tossed it all out as the police mentioned I could. I took my car home then.
There’s damage to the back passenger light and the area around the light. Not a ton of damage but enough for it to likely cost a grand or so. Since it’s an older car I am not sure the costs of fixing are even worth it.
In the end I managed to acquire footage of the car leaving the apartment complex and then also arriving in the eventual parking lot it was abandoned at.
You can see the person speed into the parking lot from afar and then ditch the car. Running away while taking off their jacket and pants. The cops arrive shortly after they disappear. They search the car and then it off. Within 15mins they depart the scene without calling me or anything.
I guess my questions are what should I do here?
There’s no video that could ID the person who stole it. The cops haven’t been very helpful. The cost of getting insurance involved might not be worth it since it could increase my premiums.
I am not sure in the end if there’s any legal question or advice here. But, what do people think about how I should approach this with insurance, the police, etc.?
If this post is meant for another subreddit apologies for the off topic nature and point me in that direction.
I appreciate any thoughts or advice here anyway.
Thanks!
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2020.10.20 02:19 supersecretalienacct I (20M) desperately need help to fix my completely fallen apart relationship with (21F) I’m driving 3 hours to go fix things. I’m a wreck and need input. Thank you guys in advance

Shitton of backstory, sorry!! I just feel like knowing everything that’s led up to this is kinda important. Thanks for taking the time to read and help!
So I want to start off by saying, I absolutely love this girl. I’ve known her since 6th grade, and had a crush on her from then on, through high school, and after. She knew this, but I never really made any advances till about a year after high school, around Christmas. We went out and drove, looked at Christmas lights, and talked about how we felt. And it was an “I’m not ready”, which I respected. Unfortunately we lost connection and we didn’t talk until July of this year, when she told me happy birthday, and we started talking and it turned out that I was working right down the road from her new apartment she just moved into.
As a little info, I work on the road and we work all over the state, I’ve driven 50 something thousand miles this year.
So we talk and I go visit after work a couple nights later. She’s there with a friend her age, a girl I also knew from high school, and we stay up pretty much all night catching up and drinking. The friend told me I need to kiss her when I get the chance, so I do and she was absolutely giddy. So about a week goes by, we are talking all the time and things are going well, and then she just kinda stops talking to me, rarely answering back, seeming disinterested, just like a year before.
So I call her out on it, I’m like so what, we got together, had some fun, woke up old feelings for eachother, and now it’s bye, see ya next year? She was in town visiting her parents so I asked her to come with me the next day to Dallas, cause I had to do a quick job up there. She agreed, thanked me for calling her out on her shit, and we really talked about how we felt about each other, she said we need to take it slow, and I told her we can go at whatever speed we need to, I don’t mind.
She goes back to her apartment, and over a months time I go down there to visit a couple times, both great visits, we cuddled and it was absolutely great. Then she comes back to town to visit for a week and spends the last 4 nights with me. We were drinking out on the porch every night with friends, and then we would go in, and that was the first time we ever did anything sexual. We didn’t actually have sex, I made it all about her pleasure lol, my shorts didn’t even come off. The last night we drove down to Huntsville, I had a job near there coming up and so she and I were in her car, and my 2 workers followed behind in my truck. We decided we would go out to the beach. Now at this point she and I had been talking about our futures together, getting land, and the phrase “I want to spend the rest of my life with you” had been said multiple times by both of us. So I had gotten a simple, sterling silver, bear claw ring I’ve had since I was 7 from Wyoming. And I held it the entire way to her apartment. We both went in and brought her stuff in, then we showered together, and had sex the first time. It was awesome and afterwards she said it took way too long for that to happen, and I agreed. So the same night we go out, load up in my truck, and head down to the coast. It’s like 2-3 in the morning when we get there, there’s a big ole full moon, stars, nobody around, and we drove right up on the beach and set up camp. My two workers got a fire started while she and I took a walk.
I probably should add, my two workers are long time friends of mine, very good people.
Anywayyy so she and I went for a walk and we were chatting about how beautiful it was and how cold it was, and I got down and proposed. She was definitely nervous and I knew it was a jump but I told her, this moment no matter what happens means the absolute world to me, it’s genuine, it’s real, like there’s no faux extra hoity toity crap, this is how I feel. And she said yes!
We spent about 5 days on the beach. We camped for 3, stayed in a nice hotel for 2. I of course funded this. But the last couple of days I noticed her start to get distant. Something was up, but she wouldn’t say what, and after a while of this I broke down, hyperventilating and shaking. I had severe issues with anxiety and panic back in school, but until then I hadn’t had any issues since. So that was scary, but she and I worked through it and things got smoothed back out, we agreed to backtrack out of the engaged state and remain dating, but I did want her to keep the ring, and she did. So then after day 5 we left and I took her home, we remained in good communication for about 2 weeks, calling nightly, and having a good relationship.
Then after about 2 weeks, she tells me we need to back up, and that we are in the just talking stage. I was dumbfounded, and hurt, but of course I didn’t show it or tell. I couldn’t get an answer why, and just sort of left it at that. But communication went downhill from there, no calling, sterile and short texting, and it was just painful as hell. So after about a week of this I called her and was like, so what are we? What am I allowed to say and do? Do you want me to come visit you? Am I supposed to just be strictly platonic when I see you? And the answer to all of that was I don’t know. I left it be.
Well about 4-5 days later, I don’t even remember what we were talking about, but I called her darling on text. Well later the same friend from the apartment messaged me, and said “Dude you gotta stop with the pet names”
I don’t even know how to describe how that felt, but I put it aside and called her that evening and was like, ok so what’s wrong with me calling you darling? And she said there’s nothing wrong with it, and I was like look. Nobody should know more about our relationship than you or me. During this conversation I also asked what the trip, the proposal, all of the things we said and did, I asked what does that mean to you? It means everything to me, what does it mean to you? And she told me I don’t know. That hurt so damn bad. Well jump forward about 4 weeks, and we were barely talking. I would message and try to talk but her responses were short or nonexistent. Then she came back for a 4 day weekend to visit town, and there was a little carnival and I happened to be home for a day. So I was like hey let’s go to the carnival, but she didn’t feel like it. So I was like well this is a rare opportunity for us to get to see each other let’s just hang out and once again, didn’t feel like it. Bear in mind this point we were two minutes away from each other while I had gone three hours to go see her three different times happily.
From then we really didn’t talk and like 2 weeks later I asked hey would you like for me to go see you because I’m gonna have this weekend off. She never replied. After several days I asked if this was it and we don’t talk anymore and I never got an answer back.
Now it’s been about a month and a half and she and I haven’t said a word to each other. It’s tearing me up inside and it’s gotten to the point where I’m not worth a damn at work because all I’m doing is thinking about her, I’m miserable and I really want to try to fix things. So I have arranged to have the day after tomorrow off. Tomorrow after work I’m going to be driving overnight to the town that she lives in and I’m going to go see her in the morning.
How should I handle this what should I do? I’m a nervous wreck and I just need advice on what to do. I understand I messed up and it’s my fault that it’s gone this way. I just really don’t wanna mess up trying to fix this.
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2020.10.20 01:51 Greeninja5 why is my pc not running games as good as it used to?

ive been trying to play borderlands 2 and i can barely get 60 fps with the lowest settings
here are my specs:
Computer Information:
Manufacturer: OEM
Model: OEM
Form Factor: Desktop
No Touch Input Detected
Processor Information:
CPU Vendor: GenuineIntel
CPU Brand: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
CPU Family: 0x6
CPU Model: 0x1a
CPU Stepping: 0x5
CPU Type: 0x0
Speed: 2653 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported
AES: Unsupported
AVX: Unsupported
AVX2: Unsupported
AVX512F: Unsupported
AVX512PF: Unsupported
AVX512ER: Unsupported
AVX512CD: Unsupported
AVX512VNNI: Unsupported
SHA: Unsupported
CMPXCHG16B: Supported
LAHF/SAHF: Supported
PrefetchW: Unsupported
Operating System Version:
Windows 10 (64 bit)
NTFS: Supported
Crypto Provider Codes: Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0
Video Card:
Driver: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
DirectX Driver Name: aticfx32.dll
Driver Version: 15.200.1062.1004
DirectX Driver Version: 8.17.10.1404
Driver Date: 8 3 2015
OpenGL Version: 4.5
Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
DirectX Card: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
VendorID: 0x1002
DeviceID: 0x6739
Revision Not Detected
Number of Monitors: 2
Number of Logical Video Cards: 2
No SLI or Crossfire Detected
Primary Display Resolution: 1600 x 900
Desktop Resolution: 3200 x 900
Primary Display Size: 17.44" x 9.80" (20.00" diag)
44.3cm x 24.9cm (50.8cm diag)
Primary Bus Type Not Detected
Primary VRAM: 1024 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x
Sound card:
Audio device: Speakers (Razer Seiren X)
Memory:
RAM: 16375 Mb
Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
Media Type: Undetermined
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 953287 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 24167 Mb
OS Install Date: Dec 31 1969
Game Controller: None detected
MAC Address hash: d645f1722bb20344f443505aa6d97e769022884e
Disk serial number hash: c189798b
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2020.10.20 01:26 XK-Class Having a really bizarre issue with ping spikes in the game DayZ

I've tried just about everything under the sun that I can think of. Running ping test on the server address in CMD yeilds no issues. I'll do a "ping [Server IP] -t" and it'll show stable ping with maybe only 1% or 2% packet loss. But the ingame experience doesn't reflect the tests in CMD
After joining any server in DayZ the game will play fine for a few mintues then all of a sudden I'll get the "losing connection/no message received" popup onscreen and I'll get disconnected.
Here's a list of things I've tried
From what I've read, I seem to be the only one having this problem so I'm at a complete loss and can't play my favorite game atm :'(
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2020.10.19 23:42 Ash_Jarvis First Gaming PC

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I'd like to use this PC for gaming, would like to play some triple A titles such as the latest COD and Flight Simulator, as well as more CPU based games such as Cities Skylines, AOE etc. I would also like to have to possibility to use VR either with the build or by upgrading later down the line.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
Around £1,500 However I'm not set on a super high end machine, something cheaper would be better.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Anytime soon really, however I'm unsure as to whether or not to wait for the ZEN 3 Ryzen 5000 series that launch in a month
**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget?
A tower and Peripherals
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
The UK
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
N/A
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I'd like to, to get the max performance, however I'm happy to run stock speeds.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Not particularly, some RGB would be nice, but not essentail.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
I'd like to go for a kind of white aesthetic with some RGB however this is just a preference.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
No
Extra info or particulars:
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