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2020.11.24 04:43 Anoraks_Palace Looking for Dual Monitor Setup for Work and Gaming during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
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 Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
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?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
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)
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
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?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars: I know a lot about software, but absolutely nothing about hardware. As mentioned above, I would actually love to LEARN about these parts. What they do. How to properly install them. A breakdown of what each part adds to a build would be extremely appreciated. And any pointers as to where to learn how to put this together would also be stellar. I have a friend I can call on to help me build, but I want to learn for myself as well.
This community is great. I love the concept, and the speed at which replies are made for specs. Amazing stuff, and I look forward to possibly being more involved in the future, if I learn well enough.
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2020.11.23 22:04 diogenesl Football Manager 2021 - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Football Manager 2021
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Developer: Sports Interactive
Publisher: SEGA
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 86 average - 90% recommended - 11 reviews

Critic Reviews

33bits - Euyen Esquefa Pons - Spanish - 90 / 100
Football Manager returns with a continuous installment that focuses on fixing problems with the game engine, speeding up processes and adding quality of life improvements. He is still the undisputed king, but it is time for a competitor to appear.
GamesRadar+ - Ford James - 5 / 5 stars
Football Manager 2021 may not revolutionise the series, but instead it adds countless quality-of-life improvements – including ones to the match engine – that make it the best Football Manager game to date.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 9 / 10
Football Manager 2021 is a deep, detailed football management sim that rewards you for paying attention to your team. From the board of directors to your under-18 team, if you are willing to put in the time to achieve success, every win reaps tons of satisfaction.
IGN Italy - Davide Mancini - Italian - 8.4 / 10
Football Manager 2021 is the best episode ever of the series on the pitch, where the experience is nearly perfect in terms of simulation, while off the pitch the game has really a clumsy and obnoxious user interface. Overall, the experience is great and the football world feels tense, realistic and dynamic as never before, but there's still more room to improve the game in terms of narration, flow and emotional storytelling.
Metro GameCentral - Jay Jaffa - 9 / 10
Despite a lack of big ticket new features Football Manager 2021 delivers its best ever matchday experience and the series' most realistic on-pitch simulation of football.
PC Gamer - Phil Iwaniuk - 85 / 100
With a newfound litheness on the pitch and deep data analysis, FM21 gives you an easy excuse to relapse.
PCGamesN - Ian Boudreau - Unscored
I’m still working my way through my first season at the helm of the semi-pro Bath City FC (a team I’ve chosen as a way to connect with my coworkers in PCGamesN’s hometown), and so there’s still more I’d like to see before assigning a score – particularly, the initial patch that updates the beta build I’ve been playing. But my impressions of Football Manager 2021 so far are largely positive. This is a clear step forward over last year’s edition, even if some of its new ideas don’t completely work.
Screen Rant - Toby Arguello - 2.5 / 5 stars
It's an improvement over Football Manager 2020, but even so, it might be difficult to justify an upgrade to Football Manager 2021 except for dedicated fans who are willing to shell out, even if it only means minor additions and upgrades in the grand scope of the franchise.
Spaziogames - Italian - 8.5 / 10
The pandemic didn't stop the folks at Sports Interactive: even this year, their product is the undisputed king in the genre it created. A deep and rewarding medicine for all the weeks spent indoor.
The Games Machine - Gabriele Barducci - Italian - 9.2 / 10
Football Manager 2020 is another confirmation of Sports Interactive's ability in crafting a great title every year. No revolution is to be expected, but many smaller improvements bring the game ever closer to technical perfection. FM 2021 is clean and optimized, probably also thanks to the fact that the game will also release on Xbox One and Series XS.
Wccftech - Chris Wray - 9.5 / 10
Football Manager 2021 is by far the closest representation to the beautiful game you can find. With an improved matchday engine, improved AI and even more datapoints than ever before, all represented in a more digestible method, making it more accessible than ever before. However, there's still no doubt that the series is still going to have a high barrier to entry, and it has some irritating issues, such as repetition in the press conferences and other interaction aspects. Issues aside, this is yet another improvement and superior entry to the series.
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2020.11.21 05:08 Tenbatsu95 How does one "temporarily move on"

This whole thing is a little bit hard to explain in one bit, so i might add more info in reactions to comments wherever it seems fitting.
Me(M25), and my now ex(F27) for 11 months, were together for about 2 years. Most of this was LDR. I flew to LA twice, and she flew over to The Netherlands once. (around 5500 mile distance)
To give some background info, we've been friends for 6 years, were in an LDR for 2 years, and engaged for about 4 months until we decided to put an end to it for now. We're both "damaged" people with a lot of bad experiences behind us, and quite some baggage on our backs.
Everything's mostly been going well during these 2 years, like every relationship, it's had a few downs, but we always got back on top of things, and i'd say the general line of happiness was above average.
In her case, she needs physical affection, which i sadly can't give her due to the distance, and Covid taking away my very well paying job, throwing a wrench in the plans i had made.
The problem i am facing now, however, is that i understand both sides of the situation, yet still can't come to terms with it.
1st, She needs someone physically near her, to feel good. I get this, and respect this, but as it's not me specifically, i can't find a way to deal with it. 2nd, in my case, i can't wrap my head around how she can just date someone else, just because he's close to her, even if she doesn't have plans made for "them" in the future. Like, she doesn't plan to marry him, for example.
I don't get how you can just say no to someone that you've 99% of the time had a perfect time with. When "he's the one", and then settle with someone else temporarily.
Especially when i'm "still in the running" so to say. For me, the plan was to move to LA, regardless of whether she's single or not. Being there with her would just be an added bonus. And when she's single again, and i'm there and single, too, she would looove to get back with me again, and give it a proper try, without the limitations of distance.
I guess my question in short would be, how do i keep myself from feeling like a failure, because i don't think i make progress fast enough, and am slowly losing her to someone else. How do i keep my mind off her, when my goal isn't supposed to be her, yet i can't exclude her from my goal? She's the one i want to be with, the one i want, to want to be with me, and grow old together.
Instead, now i'm in a constant emotional rollercoaster trying to find out how i feel, how to speed up the process, how to feel better, and wondering how she really feels..
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2020.11.20 01:05 Snoo_44245 Going on R&R from Iraq and back.

Balad to Oregon and back, circa December 2003.
My second bout with being Aircraft Commander (first was taking our ADVON to Kuwait) occurred when coming home on leave/R&R). We were authorized 14 days leave from the time we hit the US and that’s exactly what we got.
Getting to the US started at Balad Airbase (LSA Anaconda). A full C130 of Soldiers departed with a somewhat thrilling combat takeoff (spiraling up and away, just in case bad guys with guns were hanging around). We flew to Kuwait to spend the night before catching a charter flight to Boston. During the remainder of the day, they had travel personnel help each of us arrange round trip tickets from Boston, to home and back to.Boston. I noted that we would be arriving on 10 December and reporting back in Boston on December 24th. I was hoping that this report date was not true, that no one would do that to us.
Again, I was appointed Flight Commander and again, I expected (and got) no problem from our homeward bound kids. We got to Boston very early in the morning and were heartily greeted by the VFW and others (very nicely done). As we came into the terminal several of the VFW guys asked for our tickets and went behind the counter with the reservation folks. They were trying to get us out on earlier flights than were had been scheduled for (very nice again).
I was informed that my new flight departed in 15 minutes and was given a gate number, far, far away. Several of us were on that flight and we sprinted as far as TSA where things slowed down. Well, thanks to the inventor of speed laces we made it just in time. This flight was to LA and being a red eye was totally uneventful. We slept. My next flight to Portland was a mid-morning flight. By this time I realized that we did not smell very good. While our uniforms were clean by our standards, we (at least I) came from a base where we burned the human waste we produced. With the poop of 16,000 people making a brown cloud the swirled around the base impregnating everything with a certain smell. I was very pleased that none of my fellow travelers mentioned this.
We took off and got to altitude and the drink cart started coming down the aisle. When the stewardess asked me what I would like. I responded that "I have been dying for a glass of red wine for nine months". She said just a moment and went forward towards first class. She returned with a real wine glass and told me that this was what they were drinking in first class. Wow, thank your personnel for me United.
Later in the flight, the same stewardess came back to me and presented me with an unopened bottle of red wine, saying "this is for you and your wife tonight". Again, thanks United.
Upon arrival, I met up with my wife just outside TSA (nice). We drove home and had a wonderful two weeks. During that time, I hoped against hope that the Army would somehow change that report date. It was not to be.
At the end of my leave, my wife drove me back to Portland International and parked in short term parking. My wife's intent was to go with me and wave me off at TSA. On getting out of the car, I realized that my emotions were running high (going back to Iraq). With tears in my eyes, I told her I wanted to go in alone as I would make a scene if I had to say goodbye in public. We parted in the parking lot.
I don’t remember the flight to Denver at all. I do recall that when I got there, I went to a lounge near my next flights gate and ordered a beer. The bartender would not let me pay and as I finished my beer, another patron bought me a second. Thanks to you good people. I decided to avoid more free beer and left for my gate. There was only one other person there in uniform, a sad looking Private. I sat next to him and chatted him up. Yes, he was going back to Iraq on my charter flight. As they began the process of boarding, the guy behind the counter told us to, stay where we were. When we finally were told to board, he had moved us to first class.
Being a late afternoon flight, we were served dinner right away, followed by requests for drinks. The Private next to me was looking a little dejected at this point, so I leaned over and said "You know that rule about drinking in uniform?" He nodded. "Son, we're going to Iraq." He smiled and we both ordered a drink.
Landing in Boston, I found that the VFW and several other organizations had coordinated to cordon off an entire section of a concourse for my Soldiers (yep, as Aircraft Commander they were mine again). They provided us with a complete Christmas Eve dinner. They also had several tables off to the side covered in cell phones. They invited us feel free to call our loved ones and wish them a Merry Christmas. This almost made up for having to be there on Christmas Eve. Almost!
What really made me proud of these kids, was when we had our final headcount, every Soldier that flew in with me was there to fly back. No AWOLs, no sick, lame or lazy, no missed flights, they were all there.
The flight was uneventful, even forgettable (I don't remember). Upon arrival in Kuwait, I realized I was back in the Army when I heard the greeting "Merry Christmas, line up over there".
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2020.11.19 07:00 iamthebrooksguy Meat

The first time I experienced sleep paralysis I was 15 years old. It wasn’t entirely like the horrifying playground rumors made it out to be. I didn’t have monsters screaming in my face or a demon at the foot of my bed; it was more of a vague person shaped shadow in the corner of the room. I’m not going to pretend like it wasn’t absolutely terrifying, but it certainly wasn’t like a scene out of a horror movie. It happened maybe two or three times
About 10 years went by before it happened again. I was lying in bed and saw the shadow. Panic set in. Why couldn’t I move? Is that a man in my house? I need to scream! I need to warn my girlfriend! I need to get up! I kept trying and trying to move and through sheer force of will I was able to. I just sat up in bed and screamed. My girlfriend, Priya, shot up in bed, startled and panicked as to why her partner was screaming.
“What?? What’s wrong? Morgan, are you okay??” she stuttered
“Yea… yea i just had a nightmare.” I managed to get out, trying to catch my breath. “I got it like, once when i was a kid but it’s been a bit”
She pulls me in close and kisses me on the forehead three times and walks her fingers across my shoulders. We were friends in college before we started dating, and she used to do that as a “friendship thing” (in retrospect, I think she just always liked me). It carried over into our relationship and now it always calms me down. She’s leaving tomorrow to spend a few days with her parents back home in Seattle, and goddamn, am i going to miss her.
My eyes shot to the corner where the shape was, half expecting it to still be there.
It was extremely difficult to get back to sleep that night, so i just messed around on my phone until it was time to get ready for work.
I was a page at my local library. It’s a fairly small place in the middle of a suburb so it’s not exactly the busiest job in the world, but i like it. The only downsides are people trying to sleep in the aisles, tracking down lost books, and, of course, weirdos watching porn. The porn is the worst part - the county doesn’t really dictate what we can or can’t allow people to do online, so we just have to look at them disapprovingly until they stop.
“Hey! Hey Morgan!” I hear a disembodied voice say. My heart jumps a little bit as I look around.
“Hey!” the voice hisses.
I look over to see my coworker, Carlos, waving me over. I walk over, trying to pass off the fact I've been insanely on edge all day. Didn’t exactly sleep well last night.
There’s some really fucking weird smell over by the nonfiction, you wanna check it out with me?”
I follow Carlos to that end of the library. It stinks over here, like meat and bad eggs.
“The fuck happened over here? Did someone shit themselves?” I mutter as I cover my face with my t-shirt. I looked over at the corner shelf and noticed some of the books were pulled out and knocked over. There was a weird, dark-colored goo caked onto the shelf.
I walked closer, the stench getting worse. Against my better judgement, I pulled out the books. I heard a sickening plop as a dark shape fell down in front of me. I stumbled back, throwing up in my mouth a little bit. The smell of rot was unbearable. My heart started racing, I couldn’t breath. My vision felt hazy and I collapsed to the ground. I steadied myself on my hands and knees, fighting the urge to vomit. I grabbed the nearest shelf and raised myself to my feet. It had a large gash on its side. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. I was lost in the crimson decay of the crumpled heap in front of me. I snapped back to reality. I looked down to see the corpse of a raccoonIt was probably attacked by some other animal and snuck in here over the weekend to hide and bleed out. It smelled fucking terrible. Carlos and I called sanitation to come pick the thing up and dispose of it. Even after it was gone, the smell lingered and it left a reddish brown stain in the carpet.
That night I had another night terror. Again, I couldn't move. The shadow in the corner stepped closer than the night before. I swear I could smell rotting meat. I shut my eyes, hoping that if i just ignored this it would all be over soon. The smell faded, and when I opened my eyes the shadow was gone.
I always hated the smell of meat. I couldn’t stand that rancid, eggy, stench that seemed to last for days. I grew up on a weird street in LA. I was over in this little valley near a sharp corner. There were no other cross streets, just this sharp blind spot infested corner. We had car accidents every other day from assholes thinking they could just speed through wherever they wanted. Alongside the car accidents we had a lot of roadkill, and I mean A LOT. It seemed like every other day some poor unsuspecting squirrel, raccoon, even a few dogs would be hit by someone who couldn’t see around the corner. I became all too familiar with that rotting meat smell. Half of the time just that smell alone will send me reeling. My neighbor Nora, who was about the same age as me, always felt the need to come by and tell me when a new animal showed up - not because she was interested in them, but so that I could “watch out for the stinky.” She’d pull up on her yellow bicycle, knock on my door, and wouldn’t stop loudly calling my name until I'd open it. She’d greet me with her pigtailed red hair and a gap tooth. Helmet matching that yellow bike of hers. She’d point and yell about the dead animal in the middle of the road and then ask to come in and play. As odd as it sounds, that girl was my childhood best friend.
The next morning i felt even more exhausted, i couldn’t stop thinking about that shadow, about that smell. I went into the library, another slow day. I found myself coming back to the nonfiction aisle a lot that day. I’d just stare at the brown stain on the carpet and zone out, trying to pretend that smell doesn’t still linger in the air. People would complain; Ii’d just have to tell them the smell would go away shortly, that we’re “working on it.”
We weren’t working on it, we were only hoping the smell would go away in a couple days.
I spent the rest of my shift texting Priya complaining about the raccoon, the smell, how much I couldn't stand the scent of rotting meat. She was leaving that afternoon, so I wouldn’t be home by the time she was gone. A few hours later, my shift ended. I looked at the stain on the ground, thought “goodbye,” and went on my way.
When I got back to my apartment I opened the fridge to see it was stocked with pre-prepared foods with a note from Priya: “Vegetarian, so you don’t have to worry about meat at home.”
I laughed and opened a container of chow mein with tofu. I’ve never been a big fan of tofu, but Priya is a phenomenal cook. I ate my dinner, watched some tv and then got ready for bed. Even when she’s not around me, Priya finds a way to cheer me up. I went to bed that night feeling refreshed and relaxed for the first time this week.
I’m awoken by the feeling of Priya giving me her usual three kisses on my head and walking her fingers along my back. I settle back into bed and once again fall asleep. I woke up that morning feeling absolutely fantastic, the first night in a week where I felt like I actually slept. I look over and notice Priya isn’t there. That’s odd. She generally doesn’t have work until after me. I open my phone to a text message from her:
“I’m gonna have to spend a few more days with my family :( car broke down so can’t go anywhere for a bit”
My heart drops into my stomach. I must have had another night terror - maybe a dream? That previously-wonderful restful feeling drops. I feel exhausted, tired, I can't deal with this for very much longer. I drag myself out of bed and head for the library.
When I show up, Carlos is there. He’s acting all proud of himself saying he “cleaned the spot” but i still see it, i still smell it. I stare at the spot for hours. I think of the smell, I think of the raccoon, I think of the blind corner road kill, I think of the day I saw a white sheet in the road, a broken yellow bicycle beside it. Crying families and that horrible, horrible stench. I lose myself in staring at the spot.
My boss calls me over. She’s worried about me. Claims I’m not myself today. I tell her I haven't been sleeping well, the excuse being “animals in the alley.” Didn’t exactly feel like talking about nightmares was work-appropriate. She let me go home a little early that day.
I got home and devoured some of the food Priya left me. I felt like shit and decided I needed a drink. I went to the grocery store and picked up a six-pack of beer to take home.
Watch a movie, have a couple beers, try to relax. Sounds like a fucking perfect night.
I had a few too many and stumbled off into bed. I crashed immediately.
That night I saw the shadow again, but it started to move closer. The room was filled with the stench of rotten meat. I couldn’t move, I could only stare as the shadow got closer and closer to my bed. A hand reached out from the darkness and onto my leg. It walked its fingers up my leg as the shape came into view. The smell was unbearable. It looked rotten. Shallow sockets for eyes, assorted animal teeth shoved into where its mouth should be, forming an unsettling grin. I closed my eyes tight, knowing that it wasn’t real, it’ll go away. I peeked my eyes open only to see it got closer. I quickly shut them. I felt it press its head against mine. I tensed up, awaiting what happened next. The smell faded.I kept my eyes shut for as long as I could. I opened them and the thing was gone. I shot up in bed, jumped around, screamed, freaked out. I did everything I could to remind myself I am awake right now and that was a dream. I had another beer and went back to bed.
The next morning I got up, and I slept in late. Thank god I have today off because I'm insanely hung over. I walked into the kitchen to make some breakfast. I kinda want bacon and eggs. I began chopping up vegetables for the scramble. I started to think about how much I missed Priya. How I’m excited for her to come back home. I thought about the little finger walking thing she does, almost like I could feel it. And then I smelled rancid meat.
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2020.11.19 06:42 iamthebrooksguy Meat

The first time I experienced sleep paralysis I was 15 years old. It wasn’t entirely like the horrifying playground rumors made it out to be. I didn’t have monsters screaming in my face or a demon at the foot of my bed; it was more of a vague person shaped shadow in the corner of the room. I’m not going to pretend like it wasn’t absolutely terrifying, but it certainly wasn’t like a scene out of a horror movie. It happened maybe two or three times
About 10 years went by before it happened again. I was lying in bed and saw the shadow. Panic set in. Why couldn’t I move? Is that a man in my house? I need to scream! I need to warn my girlfriend! I need to get up! I kept trying and trying to move and through sheer force of will I was able to. I just sat up in bed and screamed. My girlfriend, Priya, shot up in bed, startled and panicked as to why her partner was screaming.
“What?? What’s wrong? Morgan, are you okay??” she stuttered
“Yea… yea i just had a nightmare.” I managed to get out, trying to catch my breath. “I got it like, once when i was a kid but it’s been a bit”
She pulls me in close and kisses me on the forehead three times and walks her fingers across my shoulders. We were friends in college before we started dating, and she used to do that as a “friendship thing” (in retrospect, I think she just always liked me). It carried over into our relationship and now it always calms me down. She’s leaving tomorrow to spend a few days with her parents back home in Seattle, and goddamn, am i going to miss her.
My eyes shot to the corner where the shape was, half expecting it to still be there.
It was extremely difficult to get back to sleep that night, so i just messed around on my phone until it was time to get ready for work.
I was a page at my local library. It’s a fairly small place in the middle of a suburb so it’s not exactly the busiest job in the world, but i like it. The only downsides are people trying to sleep in the aisles, tracking down lost books, and, of course, weirdos watching porn. The porn is the worst part - the county doesn’t really dictate what we can or can’t allow people to do online, so we just have to look at them disapprovingly until they stop.
“Hey! Hey Morgan!” I hear a disembodied voice say. My heart jumps a little bit as I look around.
“Hey!” the voice hisses.
I look over to see my coworker, Carlos, waving me over. I walk over, trying to pass off the fact I've been insanely on edge all day. Didn’t exactly sleep well last night.
“There’s some really fucking weird smell over by the nonfiction, you wanna check it out with me?”
I follow Carlos to that end of the library. It stinks over here, like meat and bad eggs.
“The fuck happened over here? Did someone shit themselves?” I mutter as I cover my face with my t-shirt. I looked over at the corner shelf and noticed some of the books were pulled out and knocked over. There was a weird, dark-colored goo caked onto the shelf.
I walked closer, the stench getting worse. Against my better judgement, I pulled out the books. I heard a sickening plop as a dark shape fell down in front of me. I stumbled back, throwing up in my mouth a little bit. The smell of rot was unbearable. My heart started racing, I couldn’t breath. My vision felt hazy and I collapsed to the ground. I steadied myself on my hands and knees, fighting the urge to vomit. I grabbed the nearest shelf and raised myself to my feet. It had a large gash on its side. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. I was lost in the crimson decay of the crumpled heap in front of me. I snapped back to reality. I looked down to see the corpse of a raccoon. It was probably attacked by some other animal and snuck in here over the weekend to hide and bleed out. It smelled fucking terrible. Carlos and I called sanitation to come pick the thing up and dispose of it. Even after it was gone, the smell lingered and it left a reddish brown stain in the carpet.
That night I had another night terror. Again, I couldn't move. The shadow in the corner stepped closer than the night before. I swear I could smell rotting meat. I shut my eyes, hoping that if i just ignored this it would all be over soon. The smell faded, and when I opened my eyes the shadow was gone.
I always hated the smell of meat. I couldn’t stand that rancid, eggy, stench that seemed to last for days. I grew up on a weird street in LA. I was over in this little valley near a sharp corner. There were no other cross streets, just this sharp blind spot infested corner. We had car accidents every other day from assholes thinking they could just speed through wherever they wanted. Alongside the car accidents we had a lot of roadkill, and I mean A LOT. It seemed like every other day some poor unsuspecting squirrel, raccoon, even a few dogs would be hit by someone who couldn’t see around the corner. I became all too familiar with that rotting meat smell. Half of the time just that smell alone will send me reeling. My neighbor Nora, who was about the same age as me, always felt the need to come by and tell me when a new animal showed up - not because she was interested in them, but so that I could “watch out for the stinky.” She’d pull up on her yellow bicycle, knock on my door, and wouldn’t stop loudly calling my name until I'd open it. She’d greet me with her pigtailed red hair and a gap tooth. Helmet matching that yellow bike of hers. She’d point and yell about the dead animal in the middle of the road and then ask to come in and play. As odd as it sounds, that girl was my childhood best friend.
The next morning I felt even more exhausted, i couldn’t stop thinking about that shadow, about that smell. I went into the library, another slow day. I found myself coming back to the nonfiction aisle a lot that day. I’d just stare at the brown stain on the carpet and zone out, trying to pretend that smell doesn’t still linger in the air. People would complain; I’d just have to tell them the smell would go away shortly, that we’re “working on it.”
We weren’t working on it, we were only hoping the smell would go away in a couple days.
I spent the rest of my shift texting Priya complaining about the raccoon, the smell, how much I couldn't stand the scent of rotting meat. She was leaving that afternoon, so I wouldn’t be home by the time she was gone. A few hours later, my shift ended. I looked at the stain on the ground, thought “goodbye,” and went on my way.
When I got back to my apartment I opened the fridge to see it was stocked with pre-prepared foods with a note from Priya: “Vegetarian, so you don’t have to worry about meat at home.”
I laughed and opened a container of chow mein with tofu. I’ve never been a big fan of tofu, but Priya is a phenomenal cook. I ate my dinner, watched some tv and then got ready for bed. Even when she’s not around me, Priya finds a way to cheer me up. I went to bed that night feeling refreshed and relaxed for the first time this week.
I’m awoken by the feeling of Priya giving me her usual three kisses on my head and walking her fingers along my back. I settle back into bed and once again fall asleep. I woke up that morning feeling absolutely fantastic, the first night in a week where I felt like I actually slept. I look over and notice Priya isn’t there. That’s odd. She generally doesn’t have work until after me. I open my phone to a text message from her:
“I’m gonna have to spend a few more days with my family :( car broke down so can’t go anywhere for a bit”
My heart drops into my stomach. I must have had another night terror - maybe a dream? That previously-wonderful restful feeling drops. I feel exhausted, tired, I can't deal with this for very much longer. I drag myself out of bed and head for the library.
When I show up, Carlos is there. He’s acting all proud of himself saying he “cleaned the spot” but i still see it, i still smell it. I stare at the spot for hours. I think of the smell, I think of the raccoon, I think of the blind corner road kill, I think of the day I saw a white sheet in the road, a broken yellow bicycle beside it. Crying families and that horrible, horrible stench. I lose myself in staring at the spot.
My boss calls me over. She’s worried about me. Claims I’m not myself today. I tell her I haven't been sleeping well, the excuse being “animals in the alley.” Didn’t exactly feel like talking about nightmares was work-appropriate. She let me go home a little early that day.
I got home and devoured some of the food Priya left me. I felt like shit and decided I needed a drink. I went to the grocery store and picked up a six-pack of beer to take home.
Watch a movie, have a couple beers, try to relax. Sounds like a fucking perfect night.
I had a few too many and stumbled off into bed. I crashed immediately.
That night I saw the shadow again, but it started to move closer. The room was filled with the stench of rotten meat. I couldn’t move, I could only stare as the shadow got closer and closer to my bed. A hand reached out from the darkness and onto my leg. It walked its fingers up my leg as the shape came into view. The smell was unbearable. It looked rotten. Shallow sockets for eyes, assorted animal teeth shoved into where its mouth should be, forming an unsettling grin. I closed my eyes tight, knowing that it wasn’t real, it’ll go away. I peeked my eyes open only to see it got closer. I quickly shut them. I felt it press its head against mine. I tensed up, awaiting what happened next. The smell faded.I kept my eyes shut for as long as I could. I opened them and the thing was gone. I shot up in bed, jumped around, screamed, freaked out. I did everything I could to remind myself I am awake right now and that was a dream. I had another beer and went back to bed.
The next morning I got up, and I slept in late. Thank god I have today off because I'm insanely hung over. I walked into the kitchen to make some breakfast. I kinda want bacon and eggs. I began chopping up vegetables for the scramble. I started to think about how much I missed Priya. How I’m excited for her to come back home. I thought about the little finger walking thing she does, almost like I could feel it. And then I smelled rancid meat.
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2020.11.15 19:13 cheryldlovejoy Seven Steps to Get a Girlfriend Fast

If you've made it to this article, then you are surely looking forward to leaving the singles club. Perhaps, yet you have no experience in dating, so that your knowledge of how to talk to girls is limited. Basically, you don't know where to start. Or, perhaps, your excessive desire to find a quick girlfriend is scaring all the girls.
In this article, we tell you why you have trouble getting bride, bride where to get and how to get a girlfriend, step pas without complications.
Trust us, this works, because all the points you will find in this article are based on the experience of other men, who have also been in the same situation.
And there are many who have already found a girlfriend by following these simple steps. They, too, were eager to have a partner and yet were unaware of their failings.
So, we are going to share with you very specific steps so that you have 100% success when it comes to finding a girlfriend. Today is the first day of a new stage in your life. Prepared?

Can't get a girlfriend? These are the reasons:

You can't get a girlfriend. And it's not because you can't find a woman or simply because no one likes you. There are real and quantifiable reasons. Here are some of them:

1. You are not trying

If you spend your life locked up at home and don't socialize, you clearly won't get a girlfriend. You can't hope to find one without doing anything. Maybe you are too focused on your professional career and do not have time to find a girlfriend or have a relationship. In any case, you are not doing your best.

2. You lack personality, experience and confidence in yourself

Appearances attract, but it is personality that retains. Even if you are a handsome man, if you are boring you will find it difficult to retain a girl. Not having any interesting stories to tell will make women run away, further undermining your self-esteem. And self-esteem is very important, since it is directly related to sexual attractiveness. Despite what it may seem, sexual attractiveness is not so much a function of physical attractiveness, but of self-confidence. Self-esteem amplifies your physical attractiveness.

3. You don't want to take the first step

Especially if you are a bunch, both in terms of physique and personality, you have to be proactive and take the first step. Very often when women are flirting they don't move on if the man is too shy or too nervous. You send them a signal that you don't like them, so they leave and get on with their lives. Most women won't give you a second chance, especially if you've just met.

4. You are out

Buddy, hasn't your mother taught you to behave? Like other human beings, women deserve respect and not be treated like objects. Stop whistling and making weird noises to get their attention, leave that tactic only to your pets. And most importantly, keep your hands to yourself when the situation calls for it. Believe us, since the beginning of time, the outcast never gets the girl.

5. You don't have 'social proof' or social proof

A man's 'social proof' increases his degree of attraction and self-confidence. If a man has no friends, women will most likely think 'God, if I go out with this one, I'll have him glued to me 24 hours!' and nobody wants that.
It doesn't mean you have to be friends with the creme de la creme, just have a group of friends.

6. You don't know how to talk to a woman

Do you usually screw up when you talk to a woman and get her scared out even before the flirting phase has started? Don't talk to a woman like she's one of your colleagues, especially if you've just met. He might not take it very well.

8. You are too absorbent

You have to understand that a woman wants to have her personal time and space. Chasing her and sticking to her like a limpet is something that turns most of them back. You too should do the same and have a life of your own outside of the relationship.

8. You don't take care of your appearance

Taking care of your appearance and having good daily hygiene is very important if you want a woman to notice you. Nobody likes dating a scruffy, smelly bum! Get a haircut, shave (or take care of your beard), use deodorant, and brush your teeth. They are basic aspects to take into account in your daily life, which you should take into account, even if you are not trying to find a girlfriend.

9. You have no real idea in your head of what love or a partner is

If you don't understand what it means to have a healthy, well-functioning relationship, it will be almost impossible for you to find a girlfriend yet. Maybe you're still stuck in your teenage days, where you don't like having to work to get things done and always having your way.
Awake! A healthy relationship is a two-way street.

10. You don't see women as human beings

It may be that you are afraid to approach a woman because you think you do not understand them. You don't know what to talk to them about or how to behave in their presence. So all you have to do is play silly jokes with your buddies. Let me tell you something ... all you do is show your insecurity and that gets you nowhere.
Women are not aliens. They are thinking living beings, just like you. Believe it or not, they will be able to understand everything you say. Let's just hope it's not inappropriate, that it makes you worthy of a good slap.

11. You have zero dating experience

Not having any kind of dating experience can be an obstacle, since you don't know the basic rules and you have no idea where to start. Don't worry, this article is made to help you.

7 safe steps to get the girl of your dreams

Getting a girlfriend shouldn't be that difficult. You can achieve this by following these seven steps:

Step # 1: It all starts with you

Before you think about getting a girlfriend, you have to mature and have confidence in yourself. So, start to mature and build your image to become the man you want her to see. Here are some things to help you do it:
Practice your passion. What do you like to do? Whatever it is, keep doing it and try to improve. When you have fun and are focused on something that you are passionate about, you become 10 times more attractive, seriously.
Live life and enrich it . Doing the things you like, such as traveling, will provide you with contact with other cultures and your life will be enriched. By experiencing things in the first person you will have more cultural baggage and more stories to tell, which will make you more attractive in the eyes of women.

Step # 2: Go out to meet girls

The next thing you have to do is get out of your house. Obviously, if you want to find a girlfriend, you won't find her within the four walls of your apartment. Go where the girls are.
Pay attention to the places they go out. Yes, there are girls everywhere, but you need to make a list of where to find them. Take a look at this section of our article .
Expand your network of contacts. Meeting new people at social events and meetings expands your network of contacts. Join a gym or classes that have to do with what you like. You could also change the places you go to regularly for others. For example, if you always go to the same bakery, try going to another. You could also try singles travel or just traveling solo. Both possibilities will allow you to meet people.
Always be prepared. No matter where you are or what you are doing, make sure you are always ready to flirt. That means putting on a monkey every time you leave the house. Don't be shy or look away when a woman shows interest to you. Say your name and prepare for a bit of inconsequential conversation. Life is full of surprises and it is unknown where or when it will make you cross paths with your soulmate.

Step # 3 Choose your goal

As if you were a sniper, the trick to getting it right is identifying your target. Now your approach will depend on the situation and where you are.
For example, if you are in a bar, you could buy her a drink. If you see them in the park, during your running session, you can start a small conversation about the weather or the advantages of playing sports outdoors. If you know her from class, make a comment about how that class is going. And if you've met her online, wait until you find out more about her before asking her out on a date.
But regardless of where you are, once you've seen a woman you like, put your heart on it and start a conversation. Here are some tips on how to be prepared in these types of situations:
Practice talking to women. Talk to a lot of girls before launching into the one you like. This way, when the time comes, you won't be so nervous anymore
Have some pickup lines ready . They are good for starting a conversation and introducing yourself.
Mentally prepare some topics for conversation. Sometimes you will run into women who are not good at small talk either, so you better train yourself to lead the conversation. You can ask her if she has done anything interesting lately or just how her day has been.
Do not stay without saying anything. Learn to listen to what she is saying and comment or give your opinions when she pauses. Be inquisitive and interested in what they are saying by asking appropriate questions.

Step # 4: Get the appointment

Now you've already talked to that woman you'd like to date. If you've felt connected, you could tell her you'd like to see her again and ask for her number. If he gives it to you, you can text him that night, or the next day. Just ask him how he's doing so you can start a 'message buddy' relationship first.
Later, when he gets to know you a little more and you've earned his trust, ask him out on a date. You can simply ask him if he has any plans for that day. You can do it by message, if you have met somewhere, by chance, or face to face if it is someone you see with some regularity (in class, in the gym, at work, etc.).
Plan the appointment. The date you prepare will depend on the interests of the woman you want to date. By now, she will have told you things about herself. It is impossible that you do not know anything about his life, unless you have not paid any attention.
Don't take rejection too seriously. If a woman is interested and is not available for the day you suggest, she will propose another. But if he says directly no to you, you should respect him. Of course, if you like him a lot, stay in the area and show him that you are a good boy and have good intentions. Maybe you end up being the one who asks you for a date in the future.

Step # 5: Make the appointment

A dinner out in a cute place is always a good idea for the first date . It will allow you to enjoy each other's company, get to know each other better, and see if you have enough connection and chemistry for you to start dating. After dinner, you could go for a drink at a nearby bar. It will be a way to relax, uninhibit and become a little more intimate.
Here is a list with some tips that you should keep in mind so that your date is a success and that it helps you get a second one:
Get ready . Spend some time and effort cleaning yourself. Brush your teeth (and floss), comb your hair, and dress appropriately. Appearance is a key factor on your first date.
Watch your manners . Rude men don't get a second date. Listen to what he is telling you and also share your stories, so that the conversation flows. Be polite - don't talk with your mouth full.
Assess compatibility. A first date usually allows you to assess whether you are compatible with the other person. It lets you see if you have enough connection with your date that you will go out again. If it does not exist, it cannot be forced. We don't choose who we like and who we like.

Step # 6: Explore your chemistry in bed (optional)

When there is chemistry, there is sexual tension. You may not feel it on the first date (although it can happen) but if there is, you will end up feeling it and you will end up in bed. You have to pay close attention to see if she feels the same way. Be aware of his body language and the signals he sends you.
Do it at the right time . You have to be careful when and how often you do it. You want a girlfriend, not a friend with the right to touch. You may want to wait at least three dates before taking action. This will show him that you are serious.
Don't disappear before he wakes up . If you want her to be your girlfriend, make her breakfast the next morning. Show him that you are not just looking for sex.
Frequent sex ends up leading to emotional attachment. Sex is a significant milestone in a relationship and compatibility in bed is important. The more passionate sex you have, the easier it will be for her to end up being your girlfriend.

Step # 7: From dating to dating

Spending time together helps you discover more about each other and increases the chances that you will end up being a couple. You get to see the different facets of the woman you like and assess whether she has the qualities you are looking for. The infatuation ends up arriving if there is chemistry and you spend time together. It is the result of deep conversations, moments of fun, experiences lived together and, also, the feeling of peace and security.
Realize your true feelings. Before asking her if she would like to go a step further in your fledgling relationship, you should be clear about your feelings towards her. Playing with another person is not okay in any case.
If you're only with her because it's comfortable to have someone by your side, but you're not in love, then she shouldn't be your girlfriend. It should be your friend and, if she agrees, with the right to touch.
But, if you want to spend every minute with her and if it's the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning, then be clear, you are in love. And if you are and you think she could be too, dare to ask.
Ask her to be your girlfriend . It depends on the personality of the woman whether or not to make an official proposal. However, it's not like you're asking him to marry you, so you could do it more casually as well.

Places where you can meet your future girlfriend

There are many sites where you can search for a girlfriend. In fact, by proxy, you can find women anywhere! You just have to keep your eyes peeled when you leave the house and be ready for an innocent flirt at any moment. Do you hear me?
Even so, some guys want to know specific places and situations where they are more likely to meet women. If you want to get a girlfriend, pay attention:

1.Sites where girls go

Women, just like you, go everywhere. It is easy for you to meet women in normal places such as public transport, parks, shopping centers, gyms, bars and even in your workplace, if you have the right attitude and want it to happen. You just have to have enough self-esteem (not in an excessive / aggressive plan) to approach a woman and start a conversation.

2. Social events and meetings

Parties at local venues and get-togethers at your friends' houses are great places to meet women. But the quintessential place to meet people is weddings. Weddings often make singles feel like they also want to experience the love they see in the married couple. All feelings intensify, and women are more predisposed to flirting.
Also, if you can find a speed dating event in your city, try to attend. The women you meet on these types of sites are also looking for a boyfriend, so that should increase your chances of finding a girlfriend.

3. Through friends and family

Do you have aunts in your family who have been nagging you for a long time with setting up a blind date with a friend's niece? People who are trying to get you to date someone close to them - a friend or family member - will almost always match you up with a woman with whom you have a chance to connect. After all, they know you both. Also, if they do it is because they love you and care about you, so you should pay attention to them and stay with that woman they want to introduce you to.

4. Online Dating Sites

An online dating site is a good platform to meet girls and potentially find a girlfriend. This can come in handy, especially if you are rather shy when talking to a woman face to face, or if you are looking for someone of a specific race or religion.
There are different categories of dating sites and apps that you can choose from. It all depends on the type of relationship you are looking for. If you want to get a formal girlfriend, the dating sites are the best for you. If you are looking for something more erotic, you could try Sex Dating sites . And, if you don't want a serious relationship, but wouldn't mind hanging out with girls to see what happens, these Dating Pages are a good start.
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2020.11.14 06:33 ETZ66 CVC 22350, Ventura County, 60 in 45

I read the 12 step guide several times .
I wrote back in January , sharing how this site showed me how to beat (2) speeding tickets, here is the link. https://www.reddit.com/CaliforniaTicketHelp/comments/f15a9z/2_cvc_22350_60mph_in_45_la_65_mph_in_50_ventura/
One of the same officers recently stopped me again (seriously) for speeding this past June. I don’t think he recognized me. The same day I emailed my guy (now in my contacts) at Public Works asking for the traffic survey for the location of my stop. Public Works (my guy) emailed me back explaining they were behind on traffic surveys due to COVID. He sent me a survey that expired in April. Bingo..... I won.... yay! I asked the court for 2 extensions and submitted my TBWD in October. This time I used the basic speed law, along with speed trap evidence. In addition, I asked that the prosecution attach a certified copy of current speed survey (wink, wink).
To my surprise I was found guilty . How could it be with an expired survey. I called today and the court emailed me all the documents. The officer attached all the required items...training , calibration , etc. . When I saw the officers attached survey, it was dated 6/29/2020. My ticket was issued 6/10/2020. The court accepted/didn’t notice or didn’t care about the survey and found me guilty. I am going request Trial De Novo. Can they say nothing changed between surveys..... my understanding is the survey must be valid at the time of the citation or the laser evidence is not allowed. on the officers declaration, he checked visual as well as laser..... I’m a bit nervous on how to approach the court with this situation ...... any advice?
Ticket https://imgur.com/a/1tE1hTn
Public Works email https://imgur.com/6W6X7Lg
Expired survey https://imgur.com/XXcVjAo
Officers Declaration https://imgur.com/a/vh2MQG0
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2020.11.13 04:22 BearLair64 Sunrise in Aztlan (Page 2 of 2)

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Silvio put on his turn signal and turned into the rest stop. He and Bjorn exited the car and entered the restroom. Art stayed and kept an eye on the tractor trailer and its escorts. There was an old white short bus stopped beside the truck. The windows were darkened but presently the back door opened, and several girls were ushered from the bus into the truck trailer. Art used his mini binoculars to check the logo on the side of the bus. It was from a local reservation. These girls were likely native girls… Americans, being sold to the slavers.
Art took over driving for a while since he was most rested. Due to Bjorn’s bulk, Silvio took the back seat. They left out ahead of the convoy but just ahead. They travelled just below the speed limit and before long, the lead car overtook them. When they reached a two-lane passing area, Art pulled to the right lane and let them pass. He stayed behind them and just sped up for occasional glimpses. He’d have to get closer soon, they were nearing the area where their intel said that the convoys disappeared, and it would be daylight in a couple of hours.
They’d been climbing for some time and off to the side of their car, Bjorn and Silvio looked out at the moonlight over the mesas. It was a stirring sight and each man sank into his own thoughts. At last the convoy turned onto a plain dirt track. There were no markings or signs, but it was well maintained. Art turned off the headlights and followed by moonlight and the red taillights in the distance. They wound through several of the mesas and low hills, and then turned onto a downward track that lead into a canyon. Art pulled into some mesquite brush on the right and turned off the engine. “What’s the idea boss? We may lose them.” Silvio opined from the back seat.
“We can track them.” Art said confidently. “There is nowhere else to go. Down into the canyon. There must be a settlement or something down there. Weird but hey, weird’s our specialty. That’s a one lane dirt road. If we go too far, we’ll have to stop behind them. If they drop off and do a turnaround, we’ll be trapped. Now, how about we unass the car, get our lights and night vision gear, some ropes, and take a shortcut down the canyon wall. Save us some walking down that dirt road which may come under unfriendly observation at any time and hopefully they don’t have much farther to go.”
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They made it to the canyon floor and paralleled the track for a few miles. There was an odd, rhythmic sound from up ahead, as though drums and many voices rose in a chant. They looked at one another uneasily. The sound drifted in the dry dessert air, then abruptly ceased, started again for a moment, then stopped for good. They could see that dawn had arrived above the canyon rim but in between, the shadows prevailed. Up ahead, the road simply ended at a wall where the wide split in the land became a box canyon. The vehicle tracks led straight up to it and… vanished. Silvio led the others to a pile of rocks from which they observed, hopefully without being observed in turn. “This will do for now until we can figure out their security system and who may be watching.”
“I’d like to take a look at the box end wall,” rumbled Bjorn. “I can stay close to it and remain in the shadows. They should last a while longer.” He continued speaking before either of the elder men could raise an objection, “I know, I’m massive. However, I can move as well as anyone. In this outdoor space, the scale makes me as puny as either of you. Besides, I need to do something useful… I’m training, right?”
Art nodded and Silvio patted his charge lightly on the shoulder. “You have your spada bear cub?” To which Bjorn smiled in a manner that made it evident how he’d earned the sobriquet, “bear” as he patted the two-foot long blade sheathed at his hip.
Before any more conversation, the young giant was off among the rocks and sidling up to the wall. Once he was there, he blended into the surroundings surprisingly well. Had the two senior members of the team not known he was there they could easily have missed him. “Your trainee was well prepared in the Defense Management School. He moves well. I hear that Ed herself recruited him.”
Silvio beamed a feral grin at his team leader, “He’s green but surprisingly capable. He has no idea of course. I worry for the day that he realizes what a rare combination of talents he has. He’ll want to take over the outfit.”
Art glanced at where he thought Bjorn should be and then looked back at Silvio, “Maybe he should. I’ve lost him.”
Silvio chuckled, “I kept talking because I hoped you had eyes on him. I lost him before you first spoke… ah, wait… yes, there he is. Looks like he’s on the way back to us.
Presently Bjorn slipped down onto his belly beside his bosses. “Mystery solved. You’ll be able to tell when it gets light, but that wall is just a camouflaged rolling gate. Works well here, since the canyon narrows, and the area stays in the shade most of the day. I couldn’t really see inside but I heard some people talking and smelled cigarette smoke. Definitely guards on duty on the other side. I counted only two voices but... there are likely more nearby.”
“We’d need a full unit to take it straight on. Not really what we want to do until we have enough information to solve the mystery.” Art replied to Bjorn’s report. “Guess we’ll be climbing the wall again, then backtracking along the wall topside.” Silvio and Bjorn nodded ruefully, and the men began the climb and backtrack...
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Daisy settled in among the other women in the back of the truck. She heard the locks engage on the outside, nothing to do but get acquainted on the journey ahead. She waited for her eyes to adjust to the gloom. Some light leaked in from the doors and there were small screens around the walls of the trailer that allowed some air and light to penetrate. Unlikely to suffocate, she thought, but still pretty murky, dark outside. She looked around her but all of the women… mostly girls, sat with their faces down, hair drooping, and were clearly wrapped in miserable thoughts.
She considered her own position. She wasn’t overly worried, and she trusted her team how talented they were, even though this gang had gotten the jump on her and Jay-bird. I hope he’s okay, poor guy, she winced when she thought of how it must have hurt him when the bullet entered his leg. It looked bad, top of the knee… She shook off those thoughts, unproductive! The men had questioned her briefly about anyone else following them. She’d insisted that she and Jay were not following them on purpose but had intended to rob the truck stop since cops were thin on the ground out this way. They’d been dubious but she was a decent enough actress and pointed out that she and Jay were both armed and had done some damage. It helped that she carried no ID and their vehicle had been pretty standard.
She once more let her eyes roam around the trailer rig. There, that one in the front corner nearest the cab. Her gaze was fixed, but angry rather than hopeless. Her clothes were nicer than anyone else’s, including Daisy’s… it was her! Daisy recognized her from the file photo, this was Reyna Marquez-Morales. No fuc… no way! She knew that the odds were astronomical. Then again, the trucks likely didn’t roll that often, Reyna had probably been held somewhere for a while to let the initial buzz settle. It really hadn’t been long since she’d gone missing, just over a couple of weeks, and here she was in a tractor trailer, shoved in among the regular girls like so much cattle. For that matter, so was Daisy.
She wanted desperately to talk to the girl but feared that some of the others might be snitches. She cleared her throat, “Anybody here speak English?” She tried to sound hopeful. Her Spanish was native and excellent, but they didn’t need to know that; …Crickets, apparently no one did. Only a few even bothered to look up at her. Reyna just continued to glare at a spot on the opposite wall. “Great, guess it’s going to be a boring trip.” She let a little defiance creep into her voice.
“I speak English, but I don’t want to talk right now. Maybe later. At the moment, I’m tired and angry and want to use a real toilet, not that bucket in the corner.” Reyna said as she flicked her chin to the opposite corner where there was a five-gallon bucket with a toilet seat and cover mounted in a corner.
Daisy had simply assumed that the reek of the place was produced by pent in humans, but the honey-bucket definitely added to the effluvium. “Thanks” Daisy nodded. “Can’t blame you. When you’re ready.”
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Moctezuma placed his feathered cloak on the peg in his chambers. Servants did most things for him but only he touched the sacred garments and accoutrements. He eagerly awaited the arrival of the “special ones” the pair that would be sacrificed on the Day of Return. It was when Queztacuatl would return in fury and lead the people to reclaim this land. On the last Return, He was embodied in the Cortez, a conqueror, with a similar appearance and name to what was in the old prophecy. The priest king knew, based on later prophecy that this time, the Quetza would lead beside Moctezuma.
He'd only recently found the right Bride for The Sun, but he’d known the groom for years. The eldest son of one of the most powerful cartel bosses; the girl would be a good match for him, both the children of the ruling class from within the light and dark of society. The boy’s father had willingly offered him, he had plenty of other sons and this one did not show much promise as a criminal mastermind. The usual offerings… offerings, not sacrifices, were the discarded souls of the world who’d sought dreams of freedom and prosperity, but whose bodies were instead used up by cruel masters. Women shattered by the sex trade, men exhausted by work in fields and processing plants: mere peasants, those offerings. Yet these two children of powerful people would be a true sacrifice. Something special for the people, la raza, to offer The Gods as a means to gain Their favor and to welcome the coming of Quetzacuatl.
So, he had been taught as he grew into the role of the priest-king of his people. It had become more difficult of late to hide from the modern governments and drones and satellites, he’d had to allow modern technology to blend with the ancient ways. Yet that would soon all be done; the bride had arrived just in time. There were no ill portents as had preceded the arrival of Cortez; this time there would be triumph and The Gods would Return to claim this land for Their people!
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Once they were up top and back at the car, the truncated DMTS team took a little time to more thoroughly hide the vehicle. The main concern was that these guys would have aerial surveillance, likely drones. They retrieved more gear and drank plenty of water. The dry air drained the moisture from their bodies with even slight exertion. Art contacted Pearly Gates on his closed channel sat phone.
“Looks like Jay’s gonna make it but he may end up with a new leg to match his arm. Kid’ll be a bionic man before it’s all done. We’ll have to start calling him ‘Blue-Jay’ with all that cobalt blue hide. She took care of the cleaning at the truck stop and the few potential witnesses were all well paid and frightened enough to have seen and heard nothing. Local LE has been redirected. All surveillance video for the date in question has been mysteriously looped. She was able to capture our coordinates. Of course, she and Jim Bui want to join us now that Jay is stable. They’ll contact us when they reach the turn-off to the dirt road.”
Bjorn pointed back along the roadway they’d followed, “Dirt on top but you can see it’s paved underneath the sand and gravel. No wonder it was in good shape, asphalt underlayment.”
Silvio nodded, “Good eye Bjorn. Now find us a place to bed down until we get the rest of our team.”
Bjorn did just that and they were soon ensconced among some rocks near the canyon rim. A place from which they could watch without being observed and rest in preparation for a busy night.
Toward evening, Jim and Pearly Gates arrived and soon had their new SUV hidden near the car. The entire group prepared to set out once full dark arrived. “Any word on Daisy?” Pearly Gates asked anxiously.
Art shook his head, “No Pearly Gates, we haven’t seen the occupants of the truck and it hasn’t yet left the canyon.”
As the sun sank until it met with the western horizon, they heard, very faintly this time, the rhythmic thumping and chants as the canyon acted like an enormous speaker and piped the sounds to them. Not many other people would have noticed but DMT Solutions Teams were trained to do so and most of this team had experiences that led them to notice far more than was common. Then the noises were drowned by the yips and wails of nearby coyotes, plaintively calling into the coming night. It was time to go…
They were unsure of what happened to the people who disappeared into the canyon, but they knew that Daisy was in grave danger. As a trainee, Bjorn had known her the least amount of time, but he’d learned to like and respect the young woman. She appeared small and soft but could pack a wallop when the need arose and had the energy of, “a BB in a glass bowl” as she’d proudly claimed on more than one occasion. He could see that Pearly Gates was the most affected. She and Daisy were like sisters. Pearly Gates had taken on a cold seething anger and he could see the struggle within her to maintain a calm approach.
They desperately needed information on the interior of the facility and how it operated. He and Pearly Gates now peered over the rim of the canyon wall through advanced night vision devices. The, “Technological” Team of DMTS had produced many near miracle tech devices and these were no exception. The canyon opened up dramatically after the choke point. The buildings along the sides were cleverly worked into the natural rock for the most part but the… city, there was no other word for it, extended onto the canyon floor as well. At the wall of the actual end of the box canyon, rose… a pyramid, a real live pyramid, right here in the good ole USA he mused. “If even only half those buildings are dwellings, we are looking at a population of around five to ten thousand. More if the caves extend deeply into the surrounding rock.” he rumbled to his fellow scout.
“Hhmmmnn…” Pearly Gates growled in return, possibly in agreement, but probably with some reservations. Her tawny locks gleamed a silver grey in the moonlight, for all the world like a puma. He was reminded of those creatures when her eyes flashed in his direction. “We aren’t going to get any more information from here. Let’s go back and see what the drones found and the satellite mapped.”
They returned to the makeshift camp inside the boulders. Silvio, in his vulpine manner, suddenly appeared from the darkness; it was almost enough to startle Bjorn, never a good idea, even though he’d been trained to control himself. Pearly Gates, already on edge, snapped at the lean field agent, “Seriously? You should know better Silvio, never jump out in front of fellow predators unless you are looking for a fight.”
Silvio nodded tightly in acknowledgement, “Yes, you know it works both ways though, the two of you were moving very quietly. No need to startle the rest of the Diablos Tejanos. We are all on edge with worry over Daisy. I’ve downloaded the Sat information to your devices. Art and Jim Bui are bringing in the drones and we can start sorting out our plan.”
**** * ****
“So, I don’t know much more than you.” Reyna spoke quietly to Daisy, who had moved to sit beside her, despite the proximity of the rank honey-bucket. “I was in Galveston with some friends, we have a beach house there at Jamaica Beach. A couple of girls I didn’t know came with a friend and I think they must have played a part in taking me. We hung out and partied for a while, then… I woke up in a dark room. They would turn on a red lightbulb when they fed me. I was able to figure out where the toilet-sink combination and the cot were. Everything was metal. I couldn’t really see the person… maybe people, who brought the meals, but I think they were all women. Maybe like these.” She waved her hand slightly to indicate their fellow passengers on the journey to misery.
Daisy nodded along but remained silent, she wanted the girl to keep talking. After a moment, Reyna obliged, “Then they came for me, the goons, the ones that put you in here with us. Neither one of us belongs here. The rest of the women are undocumented, I talked to a few, mostly prostitutes…” she whispered the last. “I can’t believe this. Do you know who my mother is? Has there been anything on the news?”
Daisy wasn’t ready to show her hand, “No idea, I don’t watch news, bor-ring! I’ve seen some things though. These chics don’t look like pros, they look like sheep. Sheep that have been kicked around pretty hard.”
Reyna shrugged, “Whatever, I just hope that my friends were able to get help. If my mom finds out, she’ll send someone to get me.” She again slipped into a whisper, “She’s in Congress, they’ll have to send someone. She’s pretty well known, even some talk of her being in line for a bigger office. I just have to wait.”
Daisy again remained silent, apparently the girl was spoiled and vacuous enough to assume that none of the other women would note or comprehend her whispers. She had to do her job but, what an arrogant little arse-tard! Definitely had to keep that to herself. Reyna had seemed to hold it together pretty well but now she sniveled a little, a small whimper and sniff of soft crying. Someone in this trailer seemed to be crying quietly at all times, like they took it in shifts. The truck slowed considerably and made one sharp turn, then headed down a steep grade. Eventually it leveled out for a while. Then it stopped.
There were rumbles and voices outside and the truck once again lurched forward. The poor light that penetrated the vents began to turn gray when the truck came to what felt like a significant halt. The driver took the vehicle out of gear and she heard the cab doors open and shut. Presently, the first bright light of the morning greeted her. It wasn’t too bad, there were still shadows since… ah, canyon walls, that’s what occluded the light.
The “herd” of women left the truck and women in plain cotton shifts with intricate embroidery met them and spoke soothingly as they were ushered into a plain building that Daisy quickly recognized as a dormitory… like in a jail but maybe a little nicer… a newer jail. While one of the elder women gave a short introduction, she focused on a different discussion that occurred just outside the still opened door. She noted that one of the eldest of the women spoke to the lead thug, “That was close. We have only one left, the one for sunset tonight. Tomorrow is the big day, but we still have to keep up the Cycle of The Sun. This won’t be the last load.”
The thug shrugged, “The Big M’s the one who ordered us to time it this way. We kept her close to where we took her until the immediate search was over. She’s feisty but empty-headed. Still, we can’t put her off for too long with stories about ransom. There’s another one, she’d be good for sunset today or tomorrow. She caused us some trouble. Might as well take care of it…”
“C’mon young one, we are going inside to look at the rest of the dormitory.” One of the women in the embroidered shifts smiled at Daisy and indicated with her hand that she should move along. Daisy saw that the smile did not touch her eyes, they were black and hard, like obsidian...
**** * ****
It had been relatively easy to access the city from the canyon walls, but the team then had to figure out how to move about without getting caught and then how to find Daisy and possibly Reyna among thousands of other people. They weren’t even completely sure that Reyna would be in the city. She could be anywhere on the trail of misery they’d followed. Still, she was their primary mission. Art had stayed above, their communication link with a Cleaner Team on standby. That group would take care of any unfortunate messes, to include avenging their deaths should such a need arise.
They’d decided to start with the pyramid… there was nothing else like it. Surely it was the center of whatever was happening in this place. The moon rose above the canyon wall and shed some light, but there was very little visible artificial lighting. It was likely that the community cooperated in keeping the location off the maps. The central plaza appeared deserted and the pyramid rose ahead in the gloom, massive and tall but wide enough at each level to still appear somewhat squat. The lowest level extended into the canyon wall. The second level appeared to be flush with it. The rest ascended in smaller platforms until at the top, a large basalt block rested free and clear of everything but its enormous base, the pyramid. It was set so the bottom of it was just above the rim of the canyon, high in the sky and in position to greet the rising sun and bid farewell as it set.
Bjorn and Silvio took a position near one of the structures from which no sounds of occupation emanated. Pearly Gates and Jim Bui tackled the climb from one of the sides. There were no deliberate steps on the south face, only the east and west faces but the surface was fairly rough and there were carvings and protrusions that in combination with the gentle slope, made the climb easy for their levels of experience. They made the ascent in under ten minutes. Bjorn watched as the scouts sunk low at the apex to avoid being silhouetted against the night sky with its bright moon and myriad of stars, all made clear by the absence of humidity. Had he not known they were there he would not have seen the few tiny signs that they displayed.
He was starting to get nervous and noted that Silvio squirmed as well, when a shadow rose from the silvery light. It was quickly joined by another. The scouts had returned. Pearly Gates spoke in low tones, “That thing is just what it looks like, an altar. It’s been cleaned but there are clear signs that blood has flowed across the surface of that block, it went into a drain in the center. The back of the block that faces the cliff has an opening, like a chute. It seriously reeks. Flashlight beam couldn’t find the bottom but there is definitely airflow, like the entire pyramid is breathing; very dramatic. There is a narrow stair that leads up and down the north face from the top of the second level; a door leads into the canyon wall. Apparently, anyone who needs to magically appear can simply ascend that stair and voila! The whole view from the top looks like this is a theater stage.”
Jim Bui watched their trail and remained vigilant during the report and added only, “There is a stench of death in that place. The basalt block had two slight indentations… as though two human bodies could be placed side by side with heads in opposite directions. Kinda creepy, like some old pulp story, Tarzan or Conan, maybe Cthulu… but with actual people dead at the end of the ceremonies. Maybe they needed so many people to fill up the pyramid with bodies, who knows?” He shivered a little. Jim Bui was tough but the situation had him on edge.
Pearly Gates remained cold, “We still don’t know where Daisy is or Reyna. Should we look around the buildings? There’s no way to tell when or even if they might be brought to this place.”
In the end, they decided to take a look around the city. Pearly Gates and Jim Bui started at the base of the eastern stairs and Bjorn and Silvio took the western end. The streets were squared off because of the buildings that lined them, yet it seemed that the buildings were staggered so that there were no direct approaches to the pyramid until one cleared the last offset, then it was a short walk into the plaza and to the base of the steps.
They maintained a leisurely pace, stalking quietly and staying close to walls that cast moon-shadows when possible. The night was moving on rapidly and it was eerie how quiet the complex was when they considered the number of people they’d observed and heard earlier. Every roof and upper wall was left in natural basic colors, but each lower level had been used as a canvas for murals of ancient native life and depictions of the myths and legends of pre-Columbian tribes in their glory days. It was difficult for Bjorn to avoid becoming engrossed in the tales that the artwork told, but then he saw one that he could not ignore. He touched Silvio’s shoulder and then tapped it and pointed to the pertinent wall.
It displayed the same feathered serpent or dragon figure that they’d observed at La Quetza Cantina. It appeared to fly above and preside over a pyramid. On the pyramid were figures, a brightly bedecked one stood above two others, very obviously male and female characters. The colorful person held a long, black object above them; it looked like a large knife that he intended to plunge into the chests of the supine figures on the dull black alter. There were two other figures in ornate dress, another male and female, who stood by with basins to catch the blood that would surely flow…
Bjorn and Silvio looked at one another briefly, then Silvio indicated with a nod and hand gesture that they should keep going. Yet at the end of the building, they had to halt. They’d reached the parking area, across which was a large garage shed that contained the tractor trailer and escort vehicles that they’d followed. Two men stood beside them, visible only because one was smoking. When the breeze shifted, Bjorn could make out brief snatches of conversation but nothing intelligible. Silvio signaled that he should wait and then he ducked around the corner to the front of the two-story structure. He returned presently and signaled for Bjorn to follow him. They reached the back of the building and rounded the corner together and once more, two figures emerged from the gloom of night. Pearly Gates and Jim Bui…
**** * ****
Daisey quietly scouted through the dormitory in search of an escape route other than the front or back doors on the first floor. She found none, there were no windows in the structure. Not even in the dorm monitors’ suite. The door at the top of the stairs had been locked but she worked for a company that focused on solutions. She heard light snoring from the two figures that were there as guides and guards. She crept past their open door and tried the back door. Locked. Looking at it, she decided that she could open it, but first she checked for alarms… none, the typical captives were cowed before they even arrived, and security had clearly grown lax.
She exited and was pleased to find a bright glowing moon above to greet her. She glanced around and saw a figure disappear around a corner. Odd, the rest of the complex was as quiet as a grave. Might as well follow, she figured she had about an hour to explore.
**** * ****
Bjorn felt a heavy tap on top of his shoulder and smoothly flowed into a kneeling posture as he came to a stop. He looked around first with his eyes and then slowly he turned his head. Silvio was ahead of him and Jim Bui was just behind. Pearl Gates was the rearguard. She was faced in the direction from which they’d come and based on her stance, she was prepared for a fight. Jim Bui had his heavy knife in hand and Bjorn realized that he’d instinctively drawn his own oversized scramasaex without conscious thought. He’d passed on the signal to Silvio, who now stood watch at the next corner, in the shadows. There was the slightest glint of the sharp edges of his stiletto. He couldn’t see it, but he knew that Pearly Gates would have held her pistol with the sound suppressor. They were completely prepared for an attack. He wondered if the men who had been out with the trucks had spotted them and followed.
Pearly Gates quickly stood and stepped forward, toward their stalker. Bjorn’s first instinct was to rise and assist her against the opponent who grappled with her. Then he realized that their shadow was none other than Daisy. The, “grapple” was a warm embrace.
**** * ****
The team continued their silent trek until they were near the plaza. They gathered around in a pool of shadow and spoke in sotto voce tones to make their plans. Daisy insisted on going back to the dormitory, “I have to protect Reyna. I don’t know when they’ll take her, but if we are sacrifices, we have to let it go forward until we can figure out a rescue for all of the captives. For that matter, they may take me first, I am a problem child.” She gave a wicked grin with that.
Pearly Gates slipped a small caliber pistol into Daisy’s palm, “Now you are a problema for these freaks.” Her grin was downright savage.
Bjorn presented her with one of his smaller blades, “So, what’s the plan?”
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The Understanding of the World in Medieval Times
During the Middle Ages in Europe many of the Roman and Greek texts that contained the knowledge of those civilizations were destroyed because of conflict between kingdoms in Europe. In addition, the use of the Greek and Latin languages diminished. Most people could not read and there were few books because they took a long time to copy and were expensive.
The centers of learning were universities run by the Catholic Church, so most scholarly pursuits involved analyzing the Bible and other religious texts. When scholars explored science, they did so to prove that the Church's ideas were correct.
For example, the Church taught that the Earth was at the center of the universe, so those who examined the stars looked for evidence that the sun and all of the other planets revolved around the Earth, rather than following what they observed to a different conclusion.
Outside of the Church, folklore and superstition guided an understanding of the world for most people. Medicine, for example, was based on the theory of humors. According to this theory, there were four humors, or important fluids in the human body: black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood. Medieval doctors believed that for a person to stay healthy they needed to keep a balance between all of the humors. People believed that the humors were produced by specific organs in the body, changed a person's mood were affected by the weather, and that people with different astrological signs were e to imbalances in different humors. If someone was sick and the doctor believed they had too much blood, they would cut the person and drain some out of them in a process called bloodletting. Depending on the patient's symptoms, the doctor let blood out of a different section of the body.
  1. Why did medieval scholars not have access to Greek and Roman texts?
  2. Which organization ran medieval universities? How did this affect what people in universities studied?
  3. Describe the Theory of Humors. Does your understanding of the human body support this?
  4. How did most people in the Middle Ages determine if something was true?

THE ORIGINS OF THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

I. Background of the Scientific Revolution

In the Middle Ages, many educated Europeans took an intense interest in the world around them. The first universities were founded in the 13th century.
Most of the "schoolmen" in the universities focused on religious subjects. Thomas Aquinas used the techniques of the Greek philosopher Aristotle to "prove" religious principles. Aquinas and his followers were known as the scholastics.
There were some medieval scientists (known as "natural philosophers") and they made observations of the natural world. These scientists relied on a few ancient authorities — especially Aristotle — for their scientific knowledge.

II. The Teachings of Aristotle

Aristotle was born in 384 B.C.E. (Before the Common Era) and was a student of Plato at the Academy. When Plato died, however, it was believed that Aristotle had drifted too far from Plato's teachings and he was not selected as the head of the Academy. Feeling unappreciated, Aristotle left Athens. In 342 B.C.E., he was invited by King Philip II of Macedonia to tutor his 13-year-old son, Alexander. Alexander was Aristotle's pupil for three years, and, of course, went on to become Alexander the Great. Eventually, Aristotle founded his own school in Athens, the Lyceum, and died in 322 B.C.E.
Aristotle's interests ranged from psychology and politics to mathematics and logic. He believed that there are universal truths:
  1. God is a being with everlasting life, and perfect blessedness, engaged in never-ending
contemplation.
  1. Everything in nature has its end and function, and nothing is without its purpose.
  2. Everywhere we find evidences of design and rational plan.
For our purposes, what is important is Aristotle's method of logic: Deductive Reasoning
Deductive reasoning might be considered a three-step "top-down" approach; it works from the general to the more specific — first, there is a major theory (or premise), then an observation, and finally, conclusion.

DEDUCTIVE REASONING

HYPOTHESIS: All cats have tails
OBSERVATION: Misha is a cat
CONCLUSION: Therefore, Misha has a tail
The trouble deductive inference is that it does not result in an increase in information above and beyond what is already stated.
But Aristotle was perhaps the best-known of the Greek philosophers, and one of the most widely translated. Furthermore, Aristotle's insistence on universal and essential truths made his philosophy attractive to those who studied Church doctrine. It relies on a closed-loop type of logic, and isn't very good at explaining the natural world.

III. Toward a Real Understanding of Nature: Bacon and Descartes

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was English. He planned to write a comprehensive work called "The Great Renewal," but ultimately published only two parts. The first, published in 1620, was Novum Organum (“The New Instrument"). Bacon insisted that acquiring knowledge required the Inductive Method (or Inductive Inference).
Unlike deductive inference, inductive reason is "from the bottom up" — it moves from specific observations to broader generalizations, and then to theories. And theories CAN BE TESTED.
Bacon is the founder of EMPIRICISM: knowledge based on observation or experiment, and not on predetermined theory.

INDUCTIVE REASONING

  1. OBSERVATION: accidentally put a houseplant in the closet, and it died
  2. PATTERN/ GATHERING DATA: I put 10 houseplants in the closet, and they all died
  3. HYPOTHESIS (TENTATIVE): There appears to be some connection between sunlight and plant life
  4. THEORY (TESTABLE): There is a substance in plants that allows them to convert sunlight into energy that sustains them
The second part of his work, known in English as The Advancement of Learning was published in 1623. In it, Bacon demonstrated how scientific knowledge could have practical applications. For example, advances in mathematics (ballistics) could help soldiers aim cannon more effectively.
René Descartes (1596-1650) (pronounced "DAY-cart"), a mathematician , published his Discourse on Method in 1637. He proposed "systemic [system-wide) doubt" — more of a sweeping away of most old ideas and theories.
What he did not doubt, though, was his existence as a thinking creature. He said, Cogito, ergo sum — "I think, therefore I am."
From this, he constructed a system of Dualism: there are two kinds of reality. The first is "thinking substance," such as mind, spirit, consciousness, emotions, feelings, and the like. Then there is "extended substance," things outside the mind and are objective (trees, animals, natural phenomenon, and the like). Extended substance could be measured, quantified, and explained by formulas and equations. Put simply, Descartes's method can be broken down into a four-step process
  1. Accept as true only what is indubitable (cannot be doubted).
  2. Divide every question into manageable parts.
  3. Begin with the simplest issues and ascend to the more complex.
  4. Review frequently enough to retain the whole argument at once.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been called the "Father of Modern Philosophy," and much of Western philosophy is a response to his writings, all of which are studied closely to this day. Descartes' influence on mathematics includes the Cartesian coordinate system - allowing geometric shapes to be expressed in algebraic equations. He is credited as being the father of analytical geometry and is generally considered one of the most important figures in the Scientific Revolution.
Descartes was born in La Haye en Touraine, France. At the age of eleven, Descartes was enrolled in the Jesuit Collège Royal Henry-Le-Grand, in La Flèche. After graduation, he studied at the University of Poitiers and, in 1616, earned a degree and license in law. In 1618, Descartes joined the International College of War in the Dutch Republic.
On November 10, 1619, Descartes experienced a series of three powerful dreams that he later claimed had an important influence upon his life. In the first dream, Descartes found himself thrown down by a powerful wind. In the second dream, he was awakened by an inexplicable thunder-like sound in his head and saw sparks coming from the stove in his room. In the third dream, Descartes found a dictionary of Latin poets on his bedside table. In this book, he read the verse, "What path shall follow in life?" Descartes concluded from these visions that the pursuit of science would prove to be, for him, the pursuit of wisdom and a central part of his life's work.
Descartes is often regarded as the first thinker to provide a framework for the natural sciences as they began to develop. In his book Discourse on the Method, Descartes attempted to create a fundamental set of principles that one could know as true without any doubt. Initially, Descartes arrived at only a single principle: thought exists. "Thought cannot be separated from me, therefore I exist." Most famously, this is expressed in the Latin phrase cogito ergo sum: "I think, therefore I am." Therefore, Descartes concluded, if he thought, then someone must be doing the thinking. The very fact that he thought proved his existence. Indeed, thinking is the only activity of a person that one can really trust.
To demonstrate the limitations of the senses - what people can see, hear, touch, and taste - Descartes created what is known as the Wax Argument. He considered a piece of wax; his senses informed him that is has certain qualities, such as shape, texture, size, color, and smell. When he brought the wax towards a flame, these qualities changed completely. However, it seemed that it was still the same thing: it was still a piece of wax, even though his senses told him otherwise As such, to properly grasp the nature of wax, he could not use his senses - instead, he must use his mind.
From there, Descartes then constructed a system of knowledge, discarding what he observed with his senses and admitting only deduction as a method .
Descartes continued to publish works on mathematics and philosophy for the remainder of his life. He died on February 11, 1650 in Stockholm, Sweden, where he had been invited as a teacher for Queen Christina of Sweden. Although the official cause of death is listed as pneumonia, there are those who believe that Descartes was the victim of a conspiracy. Fearing the possibility that his radical ideas would challenge Church teachings, it has been argued that Descartes was poisoned by a wafer given to him by a Catholic priest.
  1. Describe Descartes' contributions to the field of mathematics.
  2. Explain how the three dreams experienced by Descartes in 1619 influenced his life's work.
  3. Based on his conclusion that he "thought," what else did this prove to Descartes?
  4. WRITING: Explain Descartes' Wax Argument.

The year 1543 may be taken as the beginning of the scientific revolution, for it was then that Copernicus published The Revolution of the Heavenly Bodies and Vesalius, On the Structure of the Human Body. Within a century and a half, man's conception of himself and the universe he inhabited was altered, and the scholastic method of reasoning was replace by new scientific methods.

I. Copernicus
Nicholas Copernicus was born in the Polish city of Torun in 1473. Since his father, who was a merchant of German extraction, died when he was ten, he was raised by his uncle, the Bishop of Ermland. The bishop found an ecclesiastical position for his nephew and arranged for him to be educated in Italy between 1496 and 1506. While in Italy, Copernicus studied the generally accepted astronomical system of Ptolemy.
This system depicted the universe as consisting of the earth and ten spheres: the moon, Mercury, Venus, the sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Firmament (fixed stars), the Crystalline Heaven which imparted motion to the spheres around the earth, and finally the motionless Empyrean Heaven where God dwelt with the elect. These spheres were generally believed to be solid and transparent, and the planets to be of a non-earthly weightless substance fitted into the spheres and revolving with them around the motionless earth. Beyond the Empyrean Heaven there was nothing. Thus, the universe was considered to be a finite entity with the stationary earth as its center.
The difficulty with the Ptolemaic system was that the planets and stars did not revolve exactly as predicted. The more observations the medieval astronomers made, the more it became apparent that something was wrong. To accommodate these discrepancies, the astronomers modified the system by suggesting that there were sub- and off-center spheres. Finally, the number of the various types of spheres reached eighty, but still mathematical calculations did not coincide with observed data. Astrologers could blame their errors on faulty astronomy and thereby repel the inference that no relation existed between the planets and fate. The calendar was known to be in error, but it was difficult to decide what corrections to make.
Copernicus became interested in these problems. He knew that an ancient astronomer, Aristarchus, had argued that the earth and the other planets revolved around the sun and that the earth also revolved daily on its axis. He determined to make mathematical calculations based on these theories, to see if they would bring better results. He kept the idea of the sub- and off-center
spheres and never doubted that the planets' paths around the sun were circular because his Platonic background led him to believe that the circle was the most perfect of geometric figures. Consequently, his calculations yielded predictions that were no more accurate than the modified Ptolemaic system. His calculations were simpler, however, and the number of sub- and off-center spheres could now be reduced to thirty-four.
As might be expected, the few theologians who took note of Copernicus' system were inclined to reject it. Luther scornfully remarked that "this fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred Scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth." More serious was the critical attitude of other scientists. Copernicus had anticipated some of their objections. The earth could rotate on its axis from west to east, he pointed out, without causing a constant high-velocity wind from eats to west if the air revolved at the same speed and in the same direction. Also, the earth could move in an orbit around the sun without causing the stars to seem to change their location provided distance traveled by the earth was such a tiny fraction of the distance to the stars that the actual change in position could not be measured. His theory that vast distances separated the planets did not lead Copernicus to believe that the universe was infinite, although his supporters would soon advance that view. Only where his theory ran counter to the Aristotelian conception of gravity and motion was Copernicus unable to provide his critics with satisfactory answers.
To the Aristotelians, gravity was the natural tendency of heavy bodies to move towards the center of the universe. In situations in which gravity was not a factor, an object remained at rest unless a force was applied against it. If a force were constantly applied, the object moved at a constant, not an accelerated, speed. If the force were removed, the object stopped. As long as these theories were accepted, the Ptolemaic system caused fewer difficulties than the Copernican. If, as Aristotle said, a rock naturally fell towards the center of the universe, the Copernican astronomer had to explain why it actually moved towards the earth rather than the sun. Also, to Aristotle, a constant force had to be applied either to the earth to keep it moving around the sun or to the sun and planets to keep them moving around the earth. The former was the more difficult to believe because the earth was known to be very large and heavy while the sun and planets were thought to be composed of an unearthly, weightless substance that could be easily moved by the angels or some other some other supernatural force. Thus, a new theory of gravity and of motion had to be developed before the Copernican system could win acceptance. This was doubly true because the Aristotelians were still firmly entrenched in the university chairs of science and philosophy.
Furthermore, the Copernican system demanded that a man deny his senses, which easily told him that the sun went around the earth, in return for some mathematical calculations which made possible no better astronomical predictions than the Ptolemaic method. It is not surprising that for more than a century there were scientists who denied the validity of the Copernican system.
The debate led to a three-sided quarrel concerning the proper scientific method. The Aristotelians preferred to analyze the nature of things. They used little mathematics and few experiments but sought to construct their system by logical arguments leading from a few basic premises. Their goal was more to explain why things happen than to describe how they happen. A second school, led by such men as the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) and the English philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626) favored the inductive method. They argued that the scientist should amass all the date possible through experiment and observation. Once assembled, these date would point to the correct conclusion. Tycho Brahe, for example, made observations on the motion of the planets that were as numerous and as accurate as they could have been before the invention of the telescope. His plot of the periodic changes in the location of the heavenly bodies led him to believe that Mercury and Venus revolved around the sun, but that the sun and the other planets revolved in turn around the earth. He never reduced his system to a mathematical statement, but it did follow observed fact more closely than Copernicus's system.
The mathematical, deductive approach was the third system advocated at this time. It had received unintentional assistance from the Renaissance humanists who had preferred Plato to Aristotle, for Plato himself had been deeply influenced by a Greek mathematician of the sixth century B.C. named Pythagoras. Pythagoras had noted that the sound produced by plucking a stretched strong varied with its length. This relationship between the pitch and the length of the strong, which was subject to geometrical representation and mathematical measurement, led him to believe that all the important elements in the universe were subject to mathematical demonstration and that certain numbers had a peculiar mystical significance. Plato accepted this point of view and depicted nature in terms of straight lines, circles, triangles, and other geometric figures that were more perfect than the objects actually observed. Under his influence, Greek science became more mathematical than experimental, and the renewed emphasis on his thought had a similar effect in the late Renaissance. Among the chief supporters of the deductive mathematical approach of Plato and Pythagoras were Copernicus himself and
Johannes Kepler. Galileo Galilei, the third of the great trio of mathematicians, chose Archimedes as his model because that ancient scientist had applied mathematics to practical problems in physics and suggested the method that Galileo was to make his own.
Kepler (1571-1630) was an ardent Platonist who believed that simple mathematical laws were the basis of all natural phenomena. Using the data collected by his master, Brahe, he showed that planets follow elliptical orbits around the sun. he also found that they moved more rapidly as they neared the sun and that a mathematical law could express the relationship between the size of their orbits and the time that it took them to go all the way around them. His discoveries removed one of the objections to a sun-centered solar system, for his planetary tables were more accurate than those provided by the advocates of any other system.
Kepler offered no satisfactory answer to the problem of gravity, and the best explanation that he could offer for the force that moved the planets was to suggest that it came from the sun. Other developments, however, were gradually undermining the Aristotelian conception of motion and gravity. A new star that was so bright that it could be seen in daylight appeared in 1572 only to disappear again in 1574. Obviously, the region of the fixed stars was not permanent and unchanging as the Aristotelians taught. A few years later, a new comet was seen passing through the region on the far side of the moon that Aristotelians said was composed of the impenetrable, transparent spheres in which the revolving planets were located. Clearly the Aristotelians were wrong, but if the planets did not get their capacity to move in fixed orbits from the spheres, where did they get their power of motion and what force held them to a prescribed path? The next great contribution towards providing an answer to these questions and winning acceptance for the Copernican theory was made by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642).
II. Galileo
Galileo was born in Pisa of a noble Florentine family. He served as professor of mathematics at both Pisa and Padua and later held a post in the court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. His scientific successes were due to his ability to make what some historians have called "thought experiments." Taking a particular problem, such as the law that governs falling bodies, he would strip it of all complicating factors, such as the effect of air resistance, and then speculate on what would happen. Would a heavy object fall faster in a vacuum than a lighter one as the Aristotelians argued, or would they fall together at the same speed? Galileo drew lines to represent the various forces involved and by the use of geometry reduce them to a mathematical formula. In this manner he showed that constant. s = gt2 where s is the distance of the fall, t is the time of fall, and g is a 2. This discovery undermined the Aristotelians in two respects.it showed that there was no relation between the weight of a body and the speed at which it fell, and that if a uniform force (g) was applied to an object, it would move at an accelerated speed rather than at a constant speed as the Aristotelians had argued. this meant that if angels were constantly pushing the planets along their orbits, the planets would rotate faster and faster, Since this was obviously not the case, the force which had originally set the planets in motion was no longer being applied. Neither the angels nor any other supernatural power was needed to keep the planets in motion, for as our modern law of inertia states, a body in motion continues to move in a straight line until something tops it or alters its course. Galileo, himself, did not fully state the law of inertia, and its implication that the universe could function without the active interference of a God was not generally accepted by scientists until the eighteenth century, but Aristotelian science had received a mortal blow.
Galileo also contributed to the development of the scientific method. He had not needed to perform any experiments to arrive at the law of falling bodies, and, contrary to legend, he probably never dropped a light and heavy object from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Mathematical proof was preferred because with mathematics alone could he remove the extraneous parts of the problem and express his law simply. Bacon and the advocates of induction insisted that such factors as air resistance be considered at the same time, and the problem was thereby made too complex to find a formula readily. An 'Aristotelian did drop two weights from the tower at Pisa and went away claiming that Aristotle had been right, that the heavier object had landed first. Other factors must have intervened to cause the experiment to go awry. With mathematics, Galileo thought, there could be no mistakes.
Therefore, he confidently reduced the universe to mass and motion. Both could be expressed in geometric terms.
"Philosophy," he wrote, "is written in the great book which never lies before our eyes - I mean the universe - but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols, in which it is written. The book is written in the mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles,
and other geometric figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth."
He was drawn to the system of Copernicus and Kepler because they made use of geometric reasoning.
"I cannot sufficiently admire," he wrote, "the eminence of those men's wits, that have received and held it to be true, and with the sprightliness of their judgments offered such violence to their own senses, as that they have been able to prefer that with their reason dictated to them, to that which sensible experiments represented most manifestly to the contrary. ... I cannot find any bounds for my admiration, how that reason was able in Aristarchus and Copernicus, to commit such a rape on their senses, as in spite thereof to make herself mistress of their credulity."
Galileo's preference for mathematical calculations to knowledge derived only from his senses does not mean that he never made us of observation. Indeed, he was the first to use a telescope in astronomical work. He studied the moon and found that it was composed of the same substances as the earth and that it produced no light of its own, but only reflected rays from the sun. He turned his telescope on the sun itself and saw that it had spots. The sun was not a perfect substance, then, and since the spots moved, the sun rotated on its axis in the same direction as the planets moved in their orbits. He found the four satellites of Jupiter and saw that they revolved around the planet. These discoveries conformed his belief in the heliocentric system and suggested that other heavenly bodies had the same properties as the earth.
In 1632, he published his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of World. He wrote in Italian to reach a wide audience and doubtless hoped to defeat forever the defenders of Ptolemy. He showed how the rotation of the earth on its axis produced the apparent rotation of the heavens, why an object dropped from a tower will land directly below because it moved eastward with the rotation of the earth at the same speed as the tower, how gravitation prevented objects from being thrown off the whirling earth, and how the stars' great distance from the earth prevented man from being able to see their changed, position as the earth moved around the sun. One by one, Galileo answered the objections that had been offered to the Copernican system; at the same time he pointed out problems that made the continued acceptance of the Ptolemaic system absurd. His work was a success, but he was summoned before the Inquisition at Rome for teaching a doctrine "contrary to Holy Scripture" and was compelled to recant. His book was placed on the Index where it remained until 1822, but it was too late to halt the new astronomy and physics.
The Copernican system with its new theory of motion and its mathematical, deductive method was now enthusiastically accepted by most scientists, although the problem of gravity was not fully solved. As early as 1600, William Gilbert (1540-1603) had published a study in which he argued that gravity was a universal magnetic attraction. The earth, he believed, was a gigantic magnet that attracted the moon, and the moon in turn was a magnet that attracted the earth. When he discovered that a spherical magnet revolved on its axis when placed in a magnetic field, he offered this as an explanation of why the earth and other heavenly bodies rotated on their axes. Kepler accepted many of Gilbert's ideas, and the view that gravity was a universal property became widely accepted. Christian Huygens (1629-1695) explained how the force of gravity, which pulled the planets towards the sun, was counterbalanced by a centrifugal force tending to cause them to leave their orbits on a tangent. It remained, however, for Sir Isaac Newton to discover the law of gravitation. With this discovery, eh provided the capstone tot eh scientific revolution in astronomy and physics that ushered in a new era.
The triumphs achieved by the mathematical method redoubled efforts in the field of mathematics itself, and during the seventeenth century, analytic geometry and calculus were discovered, logarithms and the slide rule were invented, and arithmetical and algebraic symbols were improved and came into common use. The need for accurate measuring instruments led to the invention of the barometer, thermometer, pendulum clock, microscope, telescope, and air pump. These and other discoveries had a profound effect. They influenced philosophy, religion, art, and political thought. As a contemporary wrote, the "geometric spirit is not so exclusively bound to geometry that it could not be separated from it and applied to other fields. A work on ethics, politics, criticism, or even eloquence, other things being equal, is merely so much more beautiful and perfect if it is written in the geometric spirit."
  1. How did the Ptolemaic system of Heaven fit into the medieval worldview and religion? Explain your answer.
  2. What was the difficulty with the Ptolemaic system?
  3. What intellectual limitations did Copernicus have when he began his study of the planets? Explain your answer.
  4. What was necessary for Copernican system to gain wide acceptance in the scientific community?
  5. What were the characteristics of the inductive method favored by Tycho Brahe and Francis Bacon?
  6. What was the major contribution of Johannes Kepler to astronomy?
  7. Why was Galileo drawn to the system of Copernicus and Kepler? Explain your answer.
  8. What did Galileo discover by using the telescope?
  9. Why did Galileo write his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems in Italian?

THE COPERNICAN REVOLUTION

Copernicus's book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies, published shortly before his death in 1543, helped change the way humans perceived the universe. The following lines are from the preface.
To the Most Holy Lord, Pope Paul III
I may well presume, most Holy Father, that certain people, as soon as they hear that in this book...I conclude movement of the earthly globe, will cry out that, holding such views, I should be hissed off the stage....
Thinking therefore within myself that the conclusion that there is movement of the earthly globe must seem an absurd performance on my part to those who know that many centuries have consented to the contrary judgment, namely, that the Earth is placed immovably as the central point in the middle of the Universe, I hesitated long whether, on the one hand, I should publish my commentaries written to prove the Earth's motion, or whether, on the other hand, it were better to follow the example of Pythagoreans [Greek philosophers, and others who were inclined to tell their philosophical mysteries only to intimates and friends, and then not in writing but by word of mouth....
Reflecting on this, the thought of the scorn which I had to fear on the account of the novelty and incongruity [contrary nature] of my theory...induced me to abandon my project.
These misgivings and actual protests have been overcome by my friends.... They urged that I not, on the account of my fears, refuse any longer to contribute the fruits of my labor to the common advantage of those interested in mathematics.
They insisted that, though my theory of the Earth's movement might at first seem strange, it might yet appear admirable and acceptable when the publication of my commentaries should dispel [get rid of] the mists of paradox. Yielding to their persuasion I at last permitted my friends to publish that work which they have so long demanded.
  1. What theory is Copernicus challenging in this work?
  2. How did the Pythagoreans spread their teachings? Why did they do it this way?
  3. Why did Copernicus hesitate to publish his work?
  4. How did Copernicus's friends get him to change his mind?
  5. Why do you think Copernicus addressed his preface to the Pope?

Selections from The Starry Messenger

Galileo (1564-1641)
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It is a very beautiful thing, and most gratifying to the sight, to behold the body of the moon, distant from us almost sixty earthly radii (a long distance), as if it were no farther away than two such measures- so that its diameter appears almost thirty times larger, its surface nearly nine hundred times, and its volume twenty-seven thousand times as large as when viewed with the naked eye. In this way one may learn with all the certainty of sense evidence that the moon is not robed in a smooth and polished surface but is in fact rough and uneven, covered everywhere, just like the earth's surface, with huge prominences (mountains), deep valleys, and chasm.
Again, it seems to me a matter of no small importance to have ended the dispute (argument) about the Milky Way by making its nature manifest to the very senses as well as to the intellect. Similarly it will be a pleasant and elegant thing to demonstrate that the nature of those stars which astronomers have previously called "nebulous" is far different from what has been believed hitherto (before). But what surpasses all wonders by far, and what particularly moves us to seek the attention of all astronomers and philosophers, is the discovery of four wandering stars not known or observed by any man before us.
Like Venus and Mercury, which have their own periods about the sun, these have theirs about a certain star that is conspicuous (obvious) among those already known, which they sometimes precede (go before) and sometimes follow, without ever departing from it beyond certain limits. All these facts were discovered and observed by me not many days ago with the aid of a spyglass which I devised, after first being illuminated by divine grace. Perhaps other things, still more remarkable, will in time be discovered by me or by other observers with the aid of such an instrument.
  1. How does Galileo describe the stars?
  2. How does Galileo come to his conclusions about the stars?
  3. Why might Galileo's discoveries, as well as those of Copernicus, be threatening to the
Catholic Church?

Galileo. Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 in Pisa, Italy. Galileo was the first to use a refracting telescope to make important astronomical discoveries. In 1609, Galileo learned of the invention of the telescope in Holland. From the barest description he constructed a vastly superior model. Galileo made a series of profound discoveries using his new telescope, including the moons of the planet Jupiter and the phases of the planet Venus. As a professor of astronomy at the University of Pisa, Galileo was required to teach the accepted theory of his time that the sun and all the planets revolved around the Earth. Later, he was exposed to a new theory, proposed by Copernicus, that the Earth and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo's observations with his new telescope convinced him of the truth of Copernicus' theory. GALILEO'S LETTER TO THE GRAND DUCHESS CHRISTINA (1615)

In 1615, Galileo wrote the letter below to explain his new ideas about planetary motion. In the letter, he describes some of the advancements he made in astronomy and the responses that his new ideas have generated.
To the Most Serene Grand Duchess Mother:
Some years ago, as Your Highness well knows, I discovered in the heavens many things that had not been seen before our own age. The novelty [newness] of these things stirred up against me a large number of professors-as if I had placed these things in the sky with my own hands in order to upset nature and overturn the sciences. They seemed to forget that the increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment, and growth of the arts...
Showing little fondness for knowledge, they sought to deny the new things. To this end they hurled various charges filled with useless arguments, and they made the mistake of sprinkling these with passages taken from places in the Bible that they had failed to understand properly, and which were ill-suited to their purposes....
These men are aware of my views in astronomy and philosophy. They know that as to the arrangement of the parts of the universe, I hold the sun to be situated in the center of the revolution of the universe while the earth revolves about the sun. They know also that I support this position not only by rejecting the arguments of Ptolemy and Aristotle, but by producing many counter-arguments; in particular, some which relate to physical effects whose causes can perhaps be assigned in no other way.
What new scientific truths does Galileo claim to have discovered?
According to Galileo, how did people respond to his new theories? What evidence did these people use to reject Galileo's ideas?
Why do you think Galileo encountered such strong resistance to his new ideas?

Isaac Newton was born on December 25th, 1642, in England. He was a mathematician, astronomer, and physicist who was a major figure during the Scientific Revolution and is regarded as one of the most influential scientists in history.

He was a member of Parliament later in his life and made contributions to the field of optics the study of sight and light. His most well known accomplishment is his laws of motion which he published in the book Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy often referred to as his Principles in 1687.
Newton's laws of motion explain the movement of objects on Earth and the existence of gravity. They provided Newton and later scientist with an understanding of the movement of objects and role of forces that they could use to design complex machines that fueled innovation to the present.
Newton's Three Laws of Motion:
  1. An object will remain in a state of inertia unless acted upon by force
  2. The relationship between acceleration and applied force is F=ma
  3. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
  4. What contributions did Newton make to scientific knowledge?
  5. How do those contributions continue to impact us today?
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2020.11.10 18:14 Erhard_Eckmann [Econ] Urban Renewal Megaproject

Urban Renewal Megaproject

An initiative begun by President Rubio and endorsed by the Republican Party, the Urban Renewal Projects designate a shift in focus in American cities from building out, to building up. After the refocusing of the Republican Party policy, a hard look was taken at city policies to help minority groups thrive economically, along with their businesses. It was determined that the best way to uplift minority groups across the United States would be to improve their quality of life and cities. Almost every major city in the United States has been neglected close to the city center almost since its inception, while new infrastructure expands the city limits. A mindset has formed that the wealthy keep moving out to newer infrastructure while the inner city is filled with minorities and public squalor, but that needs to change. If American cities can uplift their interior and overhaul their public image, the quality will improve, their property values will rise, and their wealth will grow as businesses thrive. The Republican Party is looking at making such economic growth possible, and has created the Urban Renewal Projects to give grants to municipalities to overhaul their jurisdiction by using Federal funding. President Rubio has set his priorities on Rust Belt Cities, Deep South Cities, Economic Hubs, and Aging Cultural Centers. The following cities have been designated as Urban Renewal targets:
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Alexandria-Fairfax, Virginia
  • Washington D.C
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Charleston, West Virginia
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • New York City, New York
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • San Francisco, California

Roadways

One of the most notable and most complained about issues facing urban America is the quality of roads. It goes without saying, Alabama and Mississippi are not famous for their excellent roadways. It is very easy for a road to be build and be completely forgotten about. In some cases, decades have gone by where potholes have not been filled, lines have not been repainted, and storm drains haven't been dug. The United States loves to build something, and completely forget about maintenance; the Projects are a perfect example of this. Roadways that haven't been paved in over 20 years will be slated for reconstructing. These roadways will be slated for storm drain installation to keep the road tops clear. For those large roadways that cut through residential areas, noise walls will be installed where possible. Roadway quality will have to be certified to ensure it meets regulations and safety needs. Traffic cameras will be installed where possible to monitor traffic and enforce traffic laws. Major roads will receive lane additions to hold more traffic, but downtown areas will be given a specific bus/bicycle lane if not present already. This will help keep slow bus traffic and distracting bicycles off to the side. Where possible, traffic lights will be gradually phased down for favor of roundabouts to keep cities moving.

Mass Transit

One area that the US is significantly lacking is in mass transit. Only a handful of cities have subway systems, but all of them could greatly benefit from having them. Firstly, the existing subway systems like the New York City Metro and the DC Metro will need extensive upgrading, they are significantly outdated because their cities have no interest in keeping them up. The existing metros will be upgraded and given an overhaul for cleanliness and aesthetic purposes. New rolling stock will be brought out as well. For the remaining cities, while most have some sort of overground tram, they will be given funding to set up their own subway service. They will actively service the downtown areas and spread out expansively into the suburbs, this will allow for connection from the inner city to the outskirts so that when the urban renewal builds the city up and people begin to move back downtown, there will be total coverage of the area. It will be up to the municipalities what they charge and what they spend on maintenance and upgrading, but the federal government will provide 20% of whatever the expense is to maintain after construction.

Commercial and Residential Development

In the downtown areas, old, rundown, and empty buildings will have the land auctioned off to land developers so that high-rise residential and commercial buildings can be built in their place. Citizens will be asked if they would be willing to relocate and sell their inner-city land to developers so the area can be uplifted. No one will be forced to move, and it will completely be a by choice decision. In areas where the roads are being extended, if it would cut through a building, only in that case will eminent domain be used. All historical structures will be protected and retained in their current place. If there are residents that would prefer to remain in their place, developers will be allowed to bargain with the homeowners for the development to take place. Out of the rubble of the old, skyscrapers will rise up across the downtown areas with large-scale residential buildings to bring life back to the downtown areas. Cities will be recommended to institute a "no additional suburban expansion" policy, so that high-rises will gradually begin populating the city areas, and land can be preserved. American cities will gradually begin to look like the rest of the world, as apartment buildings will replace large suburban projects, mixed-use buildings along the street will house residents on the higher floors, and have commercial space on the lower floors to keep the cities vibrant. Old telephone lines will be removed, and external cabling will be integrated into underground systems to clean up the streets. Internet service cabling will also be upgraded to fiber-optic or the equivalent latest standard so that the utilities in America's urban areas will be the most up-to-date, which will allow for an overall increase of American internet speeds. On the tops of large commercial buildings, companies like Verizon, AT&T, among others will be permitted to install their latest 5G services to keep Americans connected as the height of cities grow.

Waste & Recycling Management

One of the biggest complaints for American cities is the poor waste management system, and how it contributes to a perception of unclean cities. Take New York for example, it is notorious for being an unclean city, but there is no reason it has to be that way. Cities should prioritize keeping up a clean image, and the federal government is willing to provide funding and services to keep it that way. Cities have been recommended to create volunteer public service programs for students or seniors to help clean their city, whether it be cleaning graffiti, picking up trash, or crosswalk assistance prior to school hours, there are plenty of opportunities that can be made available for those who want to make a difference in their cities. Recycling services should become customary in every city that doesn't have it already. Bulk trash pick-up days should happen once a month, even in cities, and trash routines should take place at minimum twice a week. While trash trucks are excellent for handling the cans and large dumpsters, oftentimes bags are left at the street level out of pure laziness. Shortly after trucks make their rounds, a smaller pickup with a small crew should roll through and collect any remaining trash and debris to help eliminate the perception of dirty American cities. Public trashcans should be made abundant, and as frequently emptied as the trash service takes place. Restaurants, grocery stores, and food-service businesses will also have a food-waste bin, which will be specifically for these types of businesses that will rotate as a trash service. The waste will be taken to natural composts which can be processed into fertilizer and bought back for local farmers, which is an innovative way for municipal governments to make money. Recycling can also be cleaned, and then sold back to manufacturing companies looking for raw materials like plastic, metals, aluminum, and glass. Sure, it will cost a little bit of money to keep America's cities clean, but the investor appeal and public enjoyment of the cities is priceless. It could be maneuvers like this that revitalize old cultural cities like Montgomery.

Cleaning Waterways

The various harbors, ports, bays, lakes, and rivers of America's cities are often one of the primary appeals for the location and tourism in the first place. The residents of the DC area would love a cleaner Potomac, as would those of LA and the bay. While America has been very keen to allow industrial ports and companies to thrive, it has often been at the expense of the residents of the city. There is no reason why these municipalities cannot have both good environment and economical success. For ports and lakes, city governments will subsidize submersible drones to help clean the undercarriages of freighters and outgoing vessels, to prevent trash sticking to them or bio run-off from other areas of the globe. Port authorities will be connected with businesses like 4Ocean to help turn old retired vessels into skimmers for lakes, oceans, rivers, and bay areas to pick up remnants of storm damage and other trash. For more narrow areas, the 4Ocean patrol vessels can be purchased to help clean the waterways. The federal government will provide subsidies to help make these options affordable to the cities, which will allow them to focus on cleaning up their near waterways. Lakes, and rivers near cities are typically used for tourism, fishing, and sometimes drinking water. The EPA has been tasked with being more proactive about testing these waters to make sure they are safe for drinking, and recreational activities. If pollutants and chemicals are detected that should not be present, they will notify the local authorities to put out a notice and will begin an investigation that could end up in a lawsuit, or evicting the person or organization responsible.
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2020.11.09 21:38 lbabinz [All Retailers] Video Game Deals Canada Black Friday 2020 MegaThread

[All Retailers] Video Game Deals Canada Black Friday 2020 MegaThread
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2020.11.09 17:59 arual_x [Let’s Build] 100 Magic Items that would have been impounded by an anti-magic King’s Guard

I foolishly mentioned that the King’s Watch of the town my party are currently in has essentially an evidence locker filled with impounded magic items, and now my party want to pull a heist on it. Ideas for things that would likely be illegal in a magic un-friendly society but that won’t make my party even more ridiculously OP than they already are.
6-26 are inspired by benrbls 100 Mundane Spells list.
43-68 are from this list
73-75 Are from the list by deadpyne here
Ideas so far;
  1. Treasure Compass - leads the party to the most valuable item in a place/on a body
  2. Quill of Forgery - grants the user advantage on skills checks to forge documents
  3. Facade Forms - changeable fake IDs that alter with a command word
  4. Mask of Indifference - grants advantage on deception checks
  5. Beer Goggles - allow you to give the outward appearance of being drunk whilst being totally sober. Or vice versa.
  6. Lightening Wand - a non magical object that fits within a 5ft cube now only weighs 10lbs.
  7. Reaching Gloves - telekinetic powers that allow the wearer to move any item weighing less than 10lbs that is within 10ft range provided it is not secured or magical
  8. Bandits Brand - if you brand a tree with this marking, you can then use a command word to instruct that tree to grow any wooden weapon or ammunition.
  9. Pied Pipe - attracts a swarm of either insects or rats to any area you can see within 120ft. Swarm will appear at the end of your next turn.
  10. Courier Paper - magical paper that when given to someone else, the holder is magically forced to deliver it to its intended recipient, and then forget it existed.
  11. Picking Ring - if you speak this ring’s command word whilst wearing handcuffs/manacles, they will silently unshackle
  12. Drop Shoes - wearing these shoes reduces fall damage to 0 from 10ft, by 50% at 20ft and by 25% at 30ft.
  13. Dulling Shield - any failed slashing damage attack made against you whilst wielding this shield is assumed to have hit the shield, and the weapon of your attacker is dulled. Reduce any further successful slashing damage attacks against you made with that weapon by 1d4
  14. Gangs Bandana - this seemingly black bandana can be instructed to take on specific gang colourings that are only visible to others wearing a matching bandana.
  15. Persistent Grappler - this grappling hook will not come loose without a command word once it has implanted itself in a surface
  16. Perfume of Charming - if you place the hair of an individual in this vial of liquid, it will convert into a perfume that when worn, will immediately charm that targeted individual (DC20 Saving Throw)
  17. Angels Padding - undergarments that immediately disguise your gender
  18. Exchange Purse - by putting any number of coins into this purse and then closing it, the purse will then convert those coins into the fewest number of high denomination coins possible. I.e. 100CP becomes 1GP.
  19. Vigilant Bell - can be instructed to ring when a certain condition is met. Will not stop ringing until it’s command word is spoken.
  20. Invisible ink - a letter written in this ink is invisible to all but the person specified as the addressee.
  21. Verification Seal - when a letter is waxed closed using this seal, it emits a green aura so long as it is delivered to its recipient untampered with. The paper will emit a red aura as soon as the seal is broken.
  22. Snitches Stitches - anyone wearing this bracelet is under an oath not to reveal up to 5 secrets. If they are forced to reveal any of those secrets under duress, their lips will be magically sewn shut before they can get the full secret out.
  23. Low Barrier - a translucent 3 ft high magical barrier that prevents a humanoid from passing through it without making a specific gesture in thieves cant . Must be cast on a doorway.
  24. Ring of unlacing - Point at a willing target within 10 feet. You may lace or unlace the target's boots or bodice. The object does not have to be visible. If the target is unwilling, make an opposed dexterity check.
  25. Bursting Bladder wand - The target of this spell finds themselves immediately needing to urinate. The target must make a constitution saving throw every round or involuntarily wet themselves. The spell lasts for 1d4 rounds, and requires concentration to maintain.
  26. Sketchbook - Allows the user to create an accurate sketch or copy of anything they can see into the sketchbook upon a command word.
  27. Clockwork Distractobots - small clockwork balls that can be instructed to travel up to 50ft and then either emit a wailing noise, set off a small firework display that fits within a 5ft cube, or creates a sudden gust of wind within a 10ft sphere.
  28. Pass Stone - this Stone can be programmed to magically unlock a door when a pre-determined password is spoken within 5ft range of it
  29. Scapecoat - a cloak that creates an illusory duplicate of yourself on a command word that will run in the opposite direction you are running.
  30. Lair Stones - a small pouch of 20 ordinary looking stones. On a command word they light up so they can be re-gathered. When laid out in a circle around an area, provided they are no more than 5ft apart, they create a defensive barrier that makes anything moving within the area invisible.
  31. Guardian Collar - this collar can be put on any domesticated or trained creature. When that creature is set to stand guard over an area or item, their vocal alert will reach you telepathically over any distance when that area/item is breached or disturbed.
  32. Brawlers Boots - you select one creature within range (30ft) and point to it, menacingly, then mime a vigorous kick. Roll a performance check. A spectral foot appears at the groin of your selected enemy. 2-5 = 1d4, 5-10 = 1d8, 10-15 = 2d8, 15-20 = 3d8, 20+ = 3d10 force damage. A spectral boot hefts a weighty kick into your enemy’s crotchal region, delivering the aforementioned force damage. On a Nat 1, the boot accidentally kicks you in the crotch delivering 2d8 force damage.
  33. Parking wheel: a carriage wheel with an arcane inscription on its rim. When mounted on a carriage, emits a memetic screen which convinces those who view the carriage that the carriage and its occupants are nothing of note and "belonging" in their present location. DC 14 Wis saving throw to see through the effect. rollinthundaga
  34. Carriage Pinners: a small metal pin that can be pressed into the wheel of a carriage. Once inserted fully, it briefly glows gold before becoming invisible. By using a command word, you can, at any point in the future, cause the pinned wheel to lock, disabling the carriage.
  35. Finding Patch - a fabric patch with a barely visible magical sigil. If you have the original thread that made it, calling three times the name of the wearer will make the thread unravel and point in the direction of the wearer. phenolphtal
  36. Cloak of Elvenkind: While you wear this cloak with its hood up, Wisdom (Perception) checks made to see you have disadvantage. and you have advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide, as the cloak's color shifts to camouflage you. Pulling the hood up or down requires an action. (Recommended by thepurplewave but official DMG)
  37. Boots of Haste: While you wear these boots, you can use a Bonus Action and click the boots' heels together. If you do, you benefit from the effects of the Haste spell for the duration of this effect. If you click your heels together again, you end the effect. When the boots' property has been used for a total of 10 minutes, the magic ceases to function until you finish a Long Rest. (CR Tweaked by MM recommended by thepurplewave)
  38. Marvellous Pigments (official DMG recommended by thepurplewave)
  39. Boomerang Coins - look exactly like real coins. However, 1 hour after a transaction has completed, the coin will return to your purse.
  40. Book of distraction : once you pick up and start reading this book, you become completely immersed and are unable to put it down until you have finished it. You are subject to the blindness and incapacitated conditions whilst reading, and have disadvantage on all perception checks. Passive perception drops to 0. The book takes 1d6 hours to complete.
  41. Sticky Blood - place these small blood capsules on any item of clothing and they will be absorbed into the fabric and become invisible until their command word is uttered. Upon a command word, they create the illusory appearance of a bloody wound. You have advantage on deception checks made to fake an injury and advantage on intimidation checks whilst they’re visible. DC15 intelligence check to see that they are fake wounds.
  42. Wand of Forgetfulness - 1d4 charges per day, resets at midnight. As a reaction, you can use this wand on a spellcaster in the process of casting a spell. On a successful hit, that caster momentarily falters on either a verbal or somatic component of their spell and has to roll for attack with disadvantage. If their is no attack roll for the spell in question, it automatic at fails.
  43. A magic tattoo kit that is able to ink tattoos as per this playtest content if a player spends time practising to develop the skills required to ink them.
  44. Arrow of Silence. When this arrow hits a target, be it a creature or an inanimate object, anything within a 20ft radius sphere of the arrow is under the effect of the silence spell.
  45. Mesmerising Coin: A gold coin that seems to reflect light in an unnatural and mesmerizing way. When interacting with someone outside of combat, you can begin playing with the coin (Juggling between fingers, flicking it between hands etc.) in an attempt to mesmerize them. The target must make a Wisdom saving throw contested by a Dexterity (Sleight of hand) check or a Dexterity (Performance) check of your choice. On a failed save, the target is stunned by the performance and is completely focused on the coin, ignoring anybody or anything around them. This effect ends after one minute, when you end the coin tricks, or if the target is touched/attacked. On a successful save, the target has no hint you tried to mesmerize them.
  46. The Peephole Ring – looks like an ordinary ring with the symbol of an eye engraved in it. When the ring is placed against any solid surface it acts as a peephole. Peephole can be used to see through up to 3ft of solid matter. Note there is no actual hole in the surface the ring only allows you to see through it as if there was a peephole at the location of the ring. Also note the ring doesn’t provide any light, so if it is dark on the other side, all you will see is darkness.
  47. Climbers Blanket: A cloth sheet with small weights in the corners. Folds out to 6 ft. by 6 ft. Embroidery on one side is a bird taking flight. Embroidery on the opposite side is feathers. When placed upon any relatively flat surface its magic is activated. Bird face up – Acts as a trampoline. Anyone jumping on it can add up to 15 ft. to their vertical jump height. Anyone skilled at jumping such as an acrobat can add 25 ft. to their vertical jump. Also prevent damage from falling on it from up to 30 ft. but will bounce the person at least 1/2 the fall distance. Feathers face up – Acts as a giant pile of feathers. Jump or fall from any height, as long as you land on the cloth, you take no damage.
  48. Spider-Climbing Set – a pair of soft gloves and boots, made out of spider leather. Once a day they can grant the wearer the effects of the Spider Climb spell, but only for ten minutes.
  49. Mother’s Coin – A coin that, once attuned, you can always track. Typically placed inside a shipment of treasure, or given to an individual as a homing beacon. Sometimes it’s used to follow targets back to a secret headquarters.
  50. Ghost Cloak – A slimy, translucent, pale cloak that allows the wearer to leap through solid objects thrice per day and provides bonuses to all stealth rolls while worn. When worn, treat the wearer as undead when dealing with all spells, magic, and effects.
  51. The Loose Stone – a small whiskey stone. Anyone who drinks from a glass containing it must answer the next two questions asked truthfully. A charisma check is needed to remember answering the questions.
  52. Unending Coil – A coil of rope that is one foot in diameter, weighs 2 pounds when coiled, and is stronger than steel. When uncoiled fully, the rope is 200 feet long.
  53. Dagger’s Brand – a red green in the hilt of this dagger is the only sign of anything magical about it. When this dagger is pressed flat against skin and given the command word, the entire dagger turns red hot and sinks into your skin dealing 2d6 fire damage. Once it has sunk in, the area is left with a scar that appears to be years old. At any time after this, you may say the command word again and summon the dagger back.
  54. Skulker’s Shawl – (very rare item, requires attunement) – This hooded black garment is sewn from shadowsilk spun from the Shadowfell. When attuned, the wearer gains the Skulker feat. Because of the residual despair of the Shadowfell clinging to this garment, the wearer has disadvantage on death saving throws while attuned, as do any creatures within a 10-foot radius of the wearer.
  55. Scry Fly – (tiny construct and earring, requires attunement) – This clockwork construct is a masterwork, life-size replica of a horse fly, crafted by tinker gnomes. It is paired to a simple silver earring, which requires attunement. While attuned, the wearer of the earring can control the Scry Fly as an action, and can hear anything within a 30 ft. radius of the Scry Fly. The Scry Fly has a Dexterity of 15 (+2), is proficient in stealth (+4), an AC of 14, a flying speed of 40 ft. and walking speed of 10 ft., and 1 hit point. It adheres to all surfaces, and the Detect Magic spell reveals it to be magical.
  56. Last Pipe – Do you have any last requests before you are hanged, Thief? – To all inspection, this appears to be an ordinary smoker’s pipe, packed with a fresh and fragrant tobacco. When lit and smoked, the user comes under the effect of Gaseous Form for 10 minutes. One charge renewed daily at dawn.
  57. Coin of Illusion – A coin which can be used as an action to create a major illusion, but is used up in the process.
  58. Force Arrows - Arrows that deal force damage instead of piercing damage
  59. The Security Card – An enchanted playing card that makes someone immune to setting off the alarm spell while the card is on their person.
  60. Instant Mimic – If you touch this non descriptive cube to any tiny object and speak it’s command word it will instantly form in to a replica of that object that looks and feels identical. A DC 15 investigation check will reveal that the duplicate is a fake. After 1d4 days the object will revert back to it’s original form.
  61. Mute Crowbar – uncommon magic item just like a classic crowbar, but never ever causes any sound. For when those thieves’ tools don’t work but you still wish to be pretty stealthy. Also, good for silent splatter kills (would allow sneak attack with that).
  62. Breathweed – Chewing on this herb produces breathable air, allowing one to remain for an extended time underwater or inside a compartment or extra dimensional space, which would otherwise cause suffocation. One dose is sufficient to last two hours.
  63. Commoner’s Touch – A set of gloves that will turn all gold pieces they have touched into copper pieces for one hour. They turn back after the time has passed. A remove curse can dispel the effect.
  64. Bag of contraband - this small shoulder bag contains a 5x5ft extra dimensional space. On a command word, you can have it seem to display any pre-determined non-contraband items. DC15 investigation check to see through the illusion to the contraband products inside that they are disguising.
  65. The Ear Cuff of Attention – When worn, the ear cuff heats up whenever the wearer is being observed by a creature they are unaware of. The intensity of the warmth scales with the intensity of observation. (The stipulations keep party members from activating it constantly and keep it from going off at full strength every time someone’s eyes pass over them in a crowd.)
  66. Distraction Disk - A round, flat disk that, when thrown, will create a minor illusion to distract from looking at the thrower’s direction. The harder the rogue is able to throw the disk, the greater the distraction.
  67. Nowt To See Sticker - this sticker, when placed on an object, makes that object completely unremarkable and boring to any casual observers. Only those with a Passive Perception score of above 18, or someone that knows it is there, notice that the object is in any way unusual or out of place.
  68. Glove of Rope Summoning – A thick leather glove with a hempen rope pattern etched into the back. Pointing at an object and speaking the command word causes a 50ft rope to launch from the glove and tie itself to the object. Once tied to an object the user can pull the object to them or use the rope to climb up steep climbs. Any damage to the rope causes it to disappear.
  69. Rug of Smothering - official construct
  70. Animated Knife - official construct
  71. Iron Cobra - official construct
  72. A pair of Vanishing Cabinets, a la Harry Potter
  73. Occam’s Goblet- an ornate goblet that makes anything put inside of it alcoholic. Pour the liquid in the goblet and for every minute the liquid sits in the goblet it gains 1% alcohol content. Anything put in the goblet immediately tastes awful and cannot be effected by a prestidigitation cantrip.
  74. Wand of Greed- A wand with runes inscribed on the handle. Once attuned the wielder can cast spells they have already prepared at the cost of gems. The spell the wielder can cast is equal to the gemstones worth divided by 10. The gem is consumed after casting the spell. The wand will constantly ask for more gems to eat.
  75. Kraken pearl- a blue pearl that can summon a kraken. Once a kraken is summoned the pearl is destroyed. The kraken is hostile to anyone that it sees.
  76. Muddy Boots - as a bonus action, these boots can make any route they have just taken rough terrain in a 5ft radius from where their boots touched the ground. The effect lasts until they move again, or until the end of their next turn.
  77. Time Turner - once per day, the user can re-roll a skills check or saving throw of their choice.
  78. Reckless Tobacco - smoking this tobacco gives you a +2 bonus to charisma rolls for 5 minutes. For 15 minutes after smoking this tobacco, you can also choose to detract your proficiency bonus from your attack roll and add it to your damage roll.
  79. Reckless Cloak - whilst wearing this cloak, you can choose one attack roll against you and negate all the damage it would do, but you must specify before the damage has been rolled. This damage is absorbed into the cloak, which then cannot be removed until you have taken a long rest. 1 hour after the damage was negated, you take it in full as psychic damage.
  80. Gem of the Moon - this gemstone on a fine metal chain was crafted by a wizard for their husband, who suffered from Lycanthropy. Whilst wearing the necklace, any memories that would otherwise be lost during a full moon rage are stored in the necklace. They will be experienced as a recap dream/nightmare the following night.
  81. Rogues Spinner - spins perpetually once it has been started off. Stops spinning if a King’s Guard comes within a 50ft radius.
  82. Sending Parchment - 2 pieces of magical parchment. Anything written on one piece of parchment will appear written on the other, provided they are both on the same plane.
  83. Cleric’s Bones. About the size of a cigar box. Contains mandible + some carpals. Will rattle ominously when a lie is uttered nearby.
  84. Flask of Light - When unstoppered, this flask will suck in all light except sunlight. Light can be stored to be released at a later date. Only works on fire/torches/braziers.
  85. Ring of Petrification. Putting this ring on will turn a person to stone, except for the ring. Someone else can remove the ring, and thereby return them to flesh.
  86. Slaad Egg Gland - This insidious poison is riddled with tiny slaadi eggs, kept preserved inside the noxious solution that serves as this poison’s base. A creature that drinks a dose of this poison must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or be infected with a disease – a miniscule slaad egg. A humanoid host can carry only one slaad egg to term at a time. Over three months, the egg moves to the chest cavity, gestates, and forms a slaad tadpole. In the 24-hour period before giving birth, the host starts to feel unwell, its speed is halved, and it has disadvantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws. At birth, the tadpole chews its way through vital organs and out of the host's chest in 1 round, killing the host in the process. If the disease is cured before the tadpole's emergence, the unborn slaad is disintegrated. This item contains enough poison for 3 doses.
  87. Dust of Sneezing & Choking
  88. Midnight Tears
  89. Poison Canister: This item resembles an iron cylinder attached to a leathery sack capable of being filled with air. While holding this item, you may spend an action to squeeze the sack to release a 15-foot cone of poisonous gas in front of you. Each creature in that area must make a DC 19 Constitution saving throw, taking 10d8 poison damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful one. Once used, this item may not be used again for another 1d8 hours.
  90. Violet Fungus Stalk: (Ingredient for craftable potion) When you drink this potion, you must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or become afflicted with the disease gut rot. While afflicted with gut rot, any time you attempt to swallow food, you instead suffer 4 necrotic damage and regurgitate that food. At the end of a long rest, you may attempt the saving throw again, ending the disease on a success. If a creature dies while afflicted with gut rot, a violet fungus sprouts from the moldering corpse, growing to full size in 2d6 days.
  91. An angry Almiraj in a cage.
  92. Banshee Echo Paper - The incorporeal banshee leaves very little behind except the last whispers of its terrible wail. You may spend an action to tear this item open and release the banshee wail kept within. All creatures within 30 feet of you that can hear must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw. On a failure, a creature drops to 0 hit points. On a success, a creature takes 3d6 psychic damage. This wail has no effect on constructs and undead.
  93. Behir Lightning Sack: This large, but surprisingly light leathery sack is located at the back of the behir's cavernous mouth, and is roughly the size of a picnic basket. Inside is a mixture of chemicals, fluids and enzymes that when exposed to the open air, erupts in a destructive crackle of lightning. While extremely dangerous, alchemists and weaponsmiths alike will crawl over themselves to obtain some of this powerful energy. Use: The lightning sack can be thrown by itself up to a range of 20 feet. If thrown, the lightning sack will explode on impact, dealing 4d10 lightning damage to all creatures in a 10 foot radius, or half that on a successful DC 14 Dexterity saving throw.
  94. Heart of Hruggek - The most fearsome of bugbears carry with them the blessing of their god Hruggek which allows them to surge past any danger and debilitations. If you are willing to indulge in your own inner savage, you too can take this blessing by consuming the bugbear's heart, but beware of any side effects. Use: You may spend an action to consume this heart. If you do so, you have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned, stunned, or put to sleep for the next hour. Once this effect wears off, you must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or gain one level of exhaustion as the adrenaline filled organ passes through your system.
  95. Orc Blood (3 vials) : Drinking the blood of an orc can temporarily grant other humanoids some of the legendary ferocity of the orcs. Use: When you drink this vial of blood, you feel more aggressive for the next 10 minutes. During this time, you may spend your bonus action to move up to your speed toward a hostile creature you can see. After the 10 minutes have passed, you must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or suffer one point of exhaustion.
  96. Quickling Blood (vial) - Quickling blood remains in motion even after it is drained from its body. Thinner than the blood of any other mortal creature, a quickling's blood is loaded with adrenaline and other enzymes that when drunk by a humanoid, slows their perception of time and gives them enhanced reflexes. The crash after the effect has worn off can be rather harsh however. Use: You may spend your action to drink this blood. If you do so, you gain an extra reaction per round on top of your usual amount. This benefit lasts for 1 hour, after which you suffer one level of exhaustion.
  97. Roc's Feather - The feather of a roc contains magical properties that make it capable of lifting a creature as large as the roc. It is however difficult to find a sample that retains this property after being removed from the roc's body. Use: While holding this item, you may cast the jump spell on yourself at will. This spell ends if you stop holding the feather.
  98. Sphinx Pelt, cursed: The wearer of any garments crafted using this Sphinx Pelt is cursed, until such time as they have the Remove Curse spell cast upon them. Whilst not an attunement item, the clothing cannot be removed until the curse is liften. The curse swaps a players Charisma and Intelligence stats.
  99. Opal Ring of Escape. You become ambidextrous. Any checks made to escape bindings are made at advantage. Curse: When the ring is put on, one of the character’s limbs no longer has any bones. It flops around uselessly until the bones have successfully regrown in 1d4 days. Players have disadvantage when casting any spell with a somatic component, or on any attack rolls that require both hands. Players cannot dual wield, fire a bow or simultaneously hold a shield and a weapon.
  100. Belt of Friendship. This belt has a decorative buckle that will alter to reflect something that would appeal to those you come across, seemingly indicating that you have something in common and encouraging them to take an instant liking to you. Your charisma gains +2 whilst you wear this belt. Curse: This curse makes the player compelled to hug all characters they come across, even if it would be inappropriate or awkward. Belt cannot be removed without the use of a Remove Curse spell.
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2020.11.08 20:30 NR2003_Mock_Season 2008 in Review

Craftsman Truck Series
Season Recap
First up, New Hampshire. Scott Speed would take his 1st career win after passing a dominant Ron Hornaday late in the race. At Dover, Dale Earnhardt took the win and propelled himself to a 32 point lead over Johnny Benson.
At Kansas, Todd Bodine finally took his 1st win of 2008 after having an overall tough season. However the big story was a mediocre finish for Dale Earnhardt, which allowed Johnny Benson to close the points lead back to 13 points.
At North Wilkesboro, David Starr took his 3rd win of the season. As for the points battle, Benson and Earnhardt would leave the race tied for the Championship with just 4 races to go... and the next race was Talladega.
Talladega was quite a chaotic race, a big wreck early took out a lot of trucks. Then, Dale Earnhardt was running 6th and turned Ron Hornaday into the wall, but got damage in the following wreck. Earnhardt would continue but not in the lead pack. Johnny Benson ran near the front, but late, he was pushing Todd Bodine to the lead and contact was made with race leader Bobby Gerhart, and Johnny Benson crashed out of the race.
On the final restart, it was Brendan Gaughan who would hold on to take the win. Aaron Fike would finish 2nd for the 3rd time in the last 4 plate races.
With only 12 trucks finishing the race, Dale Earnhardt was able to limp to a 7th place finish while Benson failed to finish and was credited with 14th, giving Earnhardt a 6 point lead with 3 races to go.
Next race would be Rockingham, the first time the Truck Series raced there. Ron Hornaday took his 4th win of the season, solidifying his 3rd place position in points. 2008 is a season of what could've been for Ron Hornaday, as he had 4 wins but wasn't consistent enough to truly contend for the Championship. Dale Earnhardt, in his final full-time season, extended his points lead to 8 points.
At Phoenix, Dale Earnhardt made a statement. Johnny Benson led the race early, but Dale Earnhardt would pass him (before halfway, thus solidifying the bonus point for most laps led) to take the win, giving him a 13 point lead going into the season finale at Homestead.
At Homestead, Dale Earnhardt was sitting mid-pack, but still in position to win the title. And then, everything changed. Dario Franchitti got into Donny Lia, and then they spun into the path of Dale Earnhardt. Then, Scott Speed slammed into the stopped 3, knocking him out of the race.
Johnny Benson essentially just needed to not finish very poorly to clinch the title.
On the last lap, it was Willie Allen who would take the win in a huge upset. Johnny Benson finished 9th to clinch the title by 19 points. It was the first title for Johnny Benson.
Benson's team, Bill Davis Racing announced that they "plan" to run the full schedule in 2009, although they are shutting down one of their truck series teams. BDR is suffering from the loss of sponsorship with both Caterpillar and Menard's leaving.
Mike Skinner and Johnny Benson will return to the Truck Series team, while Johnny Benson will drive the first 5 Cup Series races in the #22 while the team tries to secure a driver with funding.
Race Winners
Daytona: #46- Erin Crocker California: #51- Kyle Busch Atlanta: #5- Mike Skinner Texas: #51- Kyle Busch Martinsville: #51- Kyle Busch Mansfield: #23- Johnny Benson Charlotte: #51- Kyle Busch Michigan: #11- David Starr Kentucky: #33- Ron Hornaday, Jr. Milwaukee: #33- Ron Hornaday, Jr. Texas: #3- Dale Earnhardt Indianapolis Raceway Park: #11- David Starr Memphis: #99- Erik Darnell Bristol: #51- Kyle Busch Darlington: #51- Kyle Busch Gateway: #33- Ron Hornaday, Jr. Richmond: #17- Timothy Peters New Hampshire: #22- Scott Speed Dover: #3- Dale Earnhardt Kansas: #30- Todd Bodine North Wilkesboro: #11- David Starr Talladega: #10- Brendan Gaughan Rockingham: #33- Ron Hornaday, Jr. Phoenix: #3- Dale Earnhardt Homestead: #81- Willie Allen
Top 20 in Points
  1. #23- Benson
  2. #3- Earnhardt (-19)
  3. #33- Hornaday, Jr. (-27)
  4. #17- Peters (-45)
  5. #5- Skinner (-61)
  6. #30- T. Bodine (-77)
  7. #11- Starr (-81)
  8. #9- Musgrave (-84)
  9. #2- Sprague (-127)
  10. #88- Crafton (-140)
  11. #1- Fike (-157)
  12. #04- Setzer (-180)
  13. #14- Mayfield (-187)
  14. #99- Darnell (-197)
  15. #60- Cook (-216)
  16. #52- Schrader (-221)
  17. #4- Compton (-234)
  18. #18- Hamilton (-238)
  19. #59- Whitt (-276)
  20. #10- Gaughan (-344)
Awards/Other Stats
Champion: Johnny Benson Champion Owner: Bill Davis Owners Champion: Bill Davis Racing #23 team Rookie of the Year: Colin Braun Most Wins: Kyle Busch (6) Most Top 5's: Todd Bodine (11) Most Top 10's: Dale Earnhardt (18) Most Poles: Kyle Busch (5) Most laps led: Kyle Busch (198) Highest Driver in Points without a Win: Ted Musgrave (8th) Highest Driver in Points without a Top 5: Brandon Whitt (19th) Highest Driver in Points without a Top 10: Shelby Howard (29th) Highest Driver in Points without a lap led: Colin Braun (22nd) Lowest Driver who Started all 25 Races: Brian Scott (26th) Biggest Upset Win: Willie Allen at Homestead (only top 10, 27th in points) Best Battle for Win: Kyle Busch vs. Jack Sprague vs. Basically everyone at Charlotte Happiest Moment: Mike Skinner stopping Kyle Busch from winning 4 in a row... yes it was amazing Saddest Moment: Erik Darnell denying Ted Musgrave of a final career win at Memphis Best Race: Talladega, upset winner, a lot of contenders, Championship drama Worst Race: IRP... Biggest Disappointment: Bobby Hamilton, a winless final year and a career low 18th in points Breakout Star: Timothy Peters, career highs in every stat category and a best career points finish of 4th
Nationwide Grand National Series
Season Recap
New Hampshire is the first race where we left off, and it was Kyle Busch who took a dominating win. For a moment, James Buescher looked like he might steal a win on fuel mileage, but ran out of fuel with 3 to go, allowing Kyle Busch to take the win.
At Dover, Kyle Busch looked poised to win his 2nd straight win, but under the first caution he had to make 2 pit stops and dropped back. This gave Brad Keselowski the lead, but on the first lap after the restart, Keselowski had an issue and hit pit road. This gave the lead to Kenny Irwin Jr. who would lead for most of the remaining race, but with just 7 to go it was Aric Almirola who made the pass to take his 2nd career win. Both of Almirola's win have came in the Fall Dover race.
North Wilkesboro would be Mark Martin taking a dominating win, followed by Joey Logano taking the win at Charlotte. More importantly from Charlotte, Brad Keselowski left the race with a points lead of 175, meaning it was mathematically impossible for 2nd place in points Steve Park to win the title. Keselowski won his 1st title with 3 races to go in the season.
At Rockingham, Clint Bowyer dominated early, but Jason Keller made his pit stop about 2 laps earlier and jumped to the lead. Keller came out with a 4 second lead, but Bowyer was flying near the end, but as the checkered flag flew, Jason Keller would break a 141 race winless streak dating back to 2004.
At Phoenix, Carl Edwards to the win in a race dominated by Cup Series drivers, holding the top 9 positions at one point, and ending up with the entire top 7 by the end of the race. At Homestead, a caution in the middle of pit stops shook up the running order, and in the only appropriate way to end the season, it was Brad Keselowski taking his 5th win of the season.
Race Winners
Daytona: #20- Denny Hamlin California: #18- Kyle Busch Rockingham: #60- Carl Edwards Las Vegas: #5- Mark Martin Atlanta: #20- Denny Hamlin Bristol: #12- Ryan Newman Texas: #88- Brad Keselowski Mexico City: #18- Denny Hamlin Talladega: #31- Clint Bowyer Richmond: #20- Denny Hamlin Charlotte: #60- Carl Edwards Dover: #18- Denny Hamlin Nashville: #88- Brad Keselowski Kentucky: #20- Joey Logano Milwaukee: #88- Brad Keselowski Daytona: #20- Tony Stewart Chicagoland: #31- Clint Bowyer Pocono: #33- Kevin Harvick South Boston: #83- Martin Truex, Jr. Pikes Peak: #31- Clint Bowyer Indianapolis Raceway Park: #16- Greg Biffle Montreal: #55- Robby Gordon Watkins Glen: #55- Robby Gordon Memphis: #20- Joey Logano Bristol: #31- Clint Bowyer Darlington: #33- Kevin Harvick Gateway: #9- Kasey Kahne Richmond: #88- Brad Keselowski New Hampshire: #18- Kyle Busch Dover: #8- Aric Almirola North Wilkesboro: #5- Mark Martin Charlotte: #20- Joey Logano Rockingham: #1- Jason Keller Phoenix: #60- Carl Edwards Homestead: #88- Brad Keselowski
Top 20 in Points
  1. #88- Keselowski
  2. #3- Park (-194)
  3. #8- Almirola (-251)
  4. #21- Irwin, Jr. (-255)
  5. #1- Keller (-264)
  6. #2- S. Wimmer (-334)
  7. #64- Stremme (-347)
  8. #60- Edwards (-364)
  9. #38- Leffler (-445)
  10. #59- Ambrose (-452)
  11. #7- M. Wallace (-459)
  12. #18/20- Logano (-464)
  13. #10- Blaney (-539)
  14. #6- Ragan (-552)
  15. #33- Harvick (-563)
  16. #16- Biffle (-569)
  17. #22- Bliss (-579)
  18. #41- Clauson (-584)
  19. #66- S. Wallace (-585)
  20. #00/99- Wise (-591)
Awards/Other Stats
Champion: Brad Keselowski Champion Owner: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Owners Champion: JR Motorsports #88 team Rookie of the Year: Brad Keselowski Most Wins: Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin (5) Most Top 5's: Carl Edwards (17) Most Top 10's: Brad Keselowski (27) Most Poles: Kasey Kahne (6) Most laps led: Clint Bowyer (253) Highest Driver in Points without a Win: Steve Park (2nd) Highest Driver in Points without a Top 5: Jason Leffler (9th) Highest Driver in Points without a Top 10: Kelly Bires (24th) Highest Driver in Points without a lap led: Steve Wallace (19th) Lowest Driver who Started all 35 Races: Cale Gale (22nd) Biggest Upset Win: Jason Keller, Rockingham Best Battle for Win: Martin Truex Jr. vs. Jason Keller, South Boston Happiest Moment: Jason Keller breaking a 141 race winless streak Saddest Moment: Marcos Ambrose denied of first oval win at IRP Worst Race: IRP Biggest Disappointment: All 3 full-time RCR drivers (all of them went winless, Park doing so as the defending Champion) Breakout Star: Brad Keselowski
Cup Series
With 26 races down, it was time to start the Chase. 12 drivers. 10 races. 1 Champion.
The Chase started at New Hampshire. Dale Earnhardt Jr. would lead early, until he dropped back after losing the lead to Kyle Busch. A huge moment in the Championship happened as Carl Edwards blew an engine and would be credited with a 41st place. Later on, Casey Elliott had an issue and fell a lap down. At the end, Adam Petty was running 2nd but couldn't pass Kyle Busch, who would win the Chase opener. Busch left New Hampshire with a 6 point lead over Adam Petty.
At Dover, Jimmie Johnson looked to be the fastest car, but in the end it was Jeff Gordon who would finally take his 1st win of the 2008 season, his first win in exactly 1 year. Jimmie Johnson would move to 2nd in points with a 3rd place finish, as Kyle Busch finished 4th to keep his points lead at 5.
Jeff Gordon looked to win yet again at Kasnas, leading after passing pole-sitter Casey Elliott, but eventually making a pit stop gave the lead to Jimmie Johnson. Unfortunately for Jeff Gordon and the other drivers who pitted, the rest of the field was able to run long enough to not make a pit stop. Jimmie Johnson would dominate the 2nd half of the race, but with just 4 laps to go Jeff Burton would steal the lead away and take his 2nd win of the season. Jimmie Johnson would finish 2nd but only close Kyle Busch's points lead down to 3 points as Kyle Busch finished 3rd.
Race 4 of the Chase was at Martinsville. Carl Edwards led early but Greg Biffle would take the lead and lead the rest of the race. Jimmie Johnson finished 5th in the race, his worst result in the Chase to that point. Despite that, he would take the points lead from Kyle Busch (who finished 9th) by 1 point.
Race 5 was at North Wilkesboro, where the fastest cars were clearly Kyle Buch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Carl Edwards. Kyle Busch would lead the most laps but it would be Carl Edwards taking the win on a late race pass. Kyle Busch would leave the race with a 7 point lead over Jimmie Johnson.
Race 6 was at Charlotte. Carl Edwards took the lead early and drove away for most of the race as a lot happened. Both Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch had a tough race, following outside the top 20 at points. In the end, Carl Edwards would lead all but 1 lap (the first lap) to take his 2nd straight win. Jimmie Johnson would recover to 7th while Kyle Busch finished 14th. Kyle Busch would leave with a 1 point lead over Jimmie Johnson, after 2 straight wins Carl Edwards would be 3rd in points 19 back.
Race 7 was at Talladega, and the first big one in the race would be a big moment as Jimmie Johnson (29th), Carl Edwards (31st), and Kyle Busch (33rd) would all be involved in the crash and be knocked out of the race. Clint Bowyer and Jamie McMurray would have the fastest cars for the rest of the race, and in the end it would be Clint Bowyer prevailing. Jimmie Johnson would leave Talladega as the points leader with Kyle Busch 3 points behind and Carl Edwards 20 points behind.
Race 8 of the Chase was at Rockingham and it would be Kyle Busch leading early, but then Jimmie Johnson would take the lead. As the race was winding down, there would be a late caution. Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson would fight for the win but in the end it would be Kyle Busch coming out on top to take the victory from Jimmie Johnson. Carl Edwards had a tough race finishing 28th, essentially ending his title hopes. Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch left Rockingham tied in points.
Race 9 was at Phoenix. Jeff Burton would hold off a hard charging Kevin Harvick to take his 3rd win of the season. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch spent most of the race outside of the top 10 while Jimmie Johnson hovered around 3rd. But as the laps were winding down, Kyle Busch started making moves, including some 3 wide moves, to move all the way up to 6th, while Jimmie Johnson fell to 5th. This left Jimmie Johnson with a 1 point lead going into Homestead.
The final race of the season, Homestead. Sterling Marlin, making his final start, would start on pole. He would lead the first lap but Jimmie Johnson would take the lead away. Kyle Busch would work up to 2nd. Jimmie Johnson would continue to lead until pit stops. Before pit stops started, Sterling Marlin would blow an engine, a very sad ending to his career. As Jimmie Johnson made a pit stop, Kyle Busch stayed out an extra lap to get a bonus point, but then, Brad Keselowski would spin and crash out of his debut race coming to pit road, bringing out the caution. Kyle Busch would pit under yellow and be the leader, with Jimmie Johnson stuck in the mid-20's on the tail end of the lead lap.
On the restart, Jimmie Johnson was ahead of Kyle Busch on track but needed a caution. Luckily for him, he would get one for a spin in the back with Michael McDowell and Jon Wood. Johnson was back on the lead lap for the next restart. The field would make pit stops under caution and it would be Jeff Gordon who won the race off pit road. Kyle Busch lost 2 spots and came off 3rd. On the restart, Kyle Busch got a great restart and took the lead away, but then, it was Casey Mears in the #5 who would take the lead. Meanwhile, Jimmie Johnson, who restarted in the 20's, was trying to pass some of the cars near the back.
Kurt Busch would spin to bring the caution back out. Casey Mears led the field back to the restart with Kyle Busch in 2nd, on the restart, Kyle Busch jumped to the outside of Casey Mears, but the #5 of Mears slid up the race track, Kyle Busch got into the side of him, and they both slid up the track and slammed the wall. Greg Biffle would drive by to take the lead.
Kyle Busch fell back to 6th while Jimmie Johnson was in 18th. Kyle Busch then fell back to 8th, seeming to show a loss of pace from the damage. Meanwhile, Denny Hamlin took the lead from Greg Biffle at the front. As laps continued to dwindle down, Jimmie Johnson was up to 15th, and Kyle Busch was down to 10th.
With less than 15 laps left, Jimmie Johnson was up to 13th, with only Reed Sorenson and David Ragan separating him from 10th place Kyle Busch, who had a pretty solid lead on Sorenson and Ragan. The way points shook up meant that if they tied, Kyle Busch would win the tiebreaker, and finishing 1 position ahead of Jimmie Johnson when they both got a bonus point for leading a lap would do that... BUT Jimmie Johnson had led a lot early, but would it be enough to clinch the bonus points for most laps led?
Jimmie Johnson passed David Ragan to move to 12th, but Kyle Busch was catching both the 44 of Bobby Labonte and the 31 of Jerry Nadeau, which could make Johnson's effort meaningless in the end.
Jimmie Johnson took 11th from Reed Sorenson, meaning as they were running with 5 laps to go it would come down to if Jimmie Johnson led the most laps. But then, Kyle Busch passed Bobby Labonte to take 9th, meaning even if Johnson led the most laps, Busch would push it to a tiebreaker. But almost as soon as Kyle Busch passed Bobby Labonte, the #44 dropped off the pace and hit pit road. Kyle Busch was 9th and Jimmie Johnson was 10th.
Denny Hamlin would take the win, becoming the 20th different driver to win, Kyle Busch would come home 9th and Jimmie Johnson finished 10th. The driver that led the most laps in the race? Jimmie Johnson. Enough to clinch the title by 1 mere point. Jimmie Johnson led 56 laps, the 2nd most laps led was Denny Hamlin leading 29 laps.
Jimmie Johnson became only the 2nd driver to win 3 straight titles, sharing the honor with Cale Yarborough. Despite winning the title, this was much unlike his 2007 title where he won 10 races, or even his 2006 title where he won 6 times. This season, he only won 1 race, and that was the 4th race of the season, on a win that was partly strategy. Jimmie Johnson will go into 2009 on a 32 race winless streak, despite being the defending Champion.
This Season had 20 different winners, in addition to a bunch of drivers breaking winless streaks, listed below
Carl Edwards: 53 races Jeremy Mayfield: 25 races (but 2+ years) Jeff Green: 79 races Jeff Burton: 76 races Casey Elliott: 61 races Jerry Nadeau: 55 races Greg Biffle: 59 races Kasey Kahne: 59 races Bobby Labonte: 136 races Kevin Harvick: 54 races Denny Hamlin: 61 races
Race Winners
Clash: #30- Kevin Harvick Daytona: #8- Dale Earnhardt, Jr. California: #99- Carl Edwards Rockingham: #99- Carl Edwards Las Vegas: #48- Jimmie Johnson Atlanta: #14- Sterling Marlin North Wilkesboro: #99- Carl Edwards Bristol: #70- Jeremy Mayfield Texas: #45- Adam Petty Martinsville: #43- Jeff Green Talladega: #99- Carl Edwards Richmond: #07- Clint Bowyer All Star Race: #94- Casey Elliott Charlotte: #8- Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dover: #07- Clint Bowyer Pocono: #99- Carl Edwards Michigan: #18- Kyle Busch Sonoma: #20- Tony Stewart Daytona: #40- Reed Sorenson Chicagoland: #8- Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Pocono: #3- Jeff Burton Indianapolis Raceway Park: Indianapolis: #94- Casey Elliott Watkins Glen: #31- Jerry Nadeau Michigan: #16- Greg Biffle Bristol: #9- Kasey Kahne Darlington: #99- Carl Edwards Gateway: #44- Bobby Labonte Richmond: #30- Kevin Harvick New Hampshire: #18- Kyle Busch Dover: #24- Jeff Gordon Kansas: #3- Jeff Burton Martinsville: #16- Greg Biffle North Wilkesboro: #99- Carl Edwards Charlotte: #99- Carl Edwards Talladega: #07- Clint Bowyer Rockingham: #18- Kyle Busch Phoenix: #3- Jeff Burton Homestead: #11- Denny Hamlin
Top 40 in Points
  1. #48- Johnson
  2. #18- Ky. Busch (-1)
  3. #16- Biffle (-54)
  4. #8- Earnhardt, Jr. (-66)
  5. #3- Burton (-66)
  6. #99- Edwards (-68)
  7. #44- B. Labonte (-85)
  8. #30- Harvick (-88)
  9. #07- Bowyer (-96)
  10. #14- Marlin (-97)
  11. #94- C. Elliott (-106)
  12. #45- A. Petty (-115) ==Drivers Who Missed the Chase==
  13. #11- Hamlin (1031 points)
  14. #1- Truex, Jr. (-82) (comparing to 13th)
  15. #26- McMurray (-86)
  16. #5- Mears (-93)
  17. #24- Gordon (-95)
  18. #28- Sadler (-149)
  19. #20- Stewart (-165)
  20. #17- Kenseth (-179)
  21. #9- Kahne (-201)
  22. #31- Nadeau (-206)
  23. #41- Alexander (-212)
  24. #12- Newman (-250)
  25. #6- Ragan (-256)
  26. #43- J. Green (-259)
  27. #40- Sorenson (-259)
  28. #42- Montoya (-439)
  29. #01- Smith (-445)
  30. #83- Vickers (-457)
  31. #2- Ku. Busch (-460)
  32. #19- Riggs (-501)
  33. #88- Gilliland (-506)
  34. #00/66- Reutimann (-509)
  35. #77- Hornish, Jr. (-577)
  36. #84- Allmendinger (-666)
  37. #55- Waltrip (-676)
  38. #7- R. Gordon (-752)
  39. #86/87- John Nemechek (-756)
  40. #10- Carpentier (-784)
Awards/Other Stats
Champion: Jimmie Johnson Champion Owner: Rich Hendrick Owners Champion: Hendrick Motorsports #48 team Rookie of the Year: Regan Smith Most Wins: Carl Edwards (8) Most Top 5's: Carl Edwards (17) Most Top 10's: Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards (21) Most Poles: Kyle Busch (7) Most laps led: Kyle Busch (505) Highest Driver in Points without a Win: Martin Truex, Jr. (14th) Highest Driver in Points without a Top 5: Blaise Alexander (23rd) Highest Driver in Points without a Top 10: AJ Allmendinger (36th) Highest Driver in Points without a lap led: Regan Smith (29th) Lowest Driver who Started all 36 Races: Kurt Busch (31st) Biggest Upset Win: Jeremy Mayfield, Bristol Best Battle for Win: Jimmie Johnson vs. Kyle Busch, Rockingham and Homestead for the title Happiest Moment: Sterling Marlin getting a win in his final season at Atlanta Saddest Moment: Sterling Malrin blowing up in his final race Best Race: Homestead Worst Race: North Wilkesboro 1 (Carl Edwards won and anytime anyone got close to passing him there'd be a caution followed by a great restart for Edwards) Biggest Disappointment: Kurt Busch, only 1 top 10 and not even top 30 in points Breakout Star: Kyle Busch, showed that he can contend for wins and be a title contender, just needs to close races more often
For the record, I started typing this on election night and... yeah
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2020.11.08 19:08 muddyleeking Lockdown Films

I am a eighteen-year-old from England. I was supposed to be taking A Levels this summer, but they got cancelled because 2020. So between the end of March - when schools closed - and the end of September - when I left for university - I watched quite a few films. I also rewatched a fair few, but these are just the ones I watched for the first time in lockdown. Some are films I wanted to watch, some were my Mum’s choice, some my Dad’s and some my brother’s. Some I watched just because they were on Netflix or Amazon. Some I watched with the rest of my family, or just my Mum (who has had less work because yep), or on my own (these ones were usually at around four in the morning). This is what I thought of them. I tried to write these as close to when I watched them as possible so they were still fresh in the memory. I’m probably gonna sound like some dumb twatty teenager who doesn’t know anything but thinks he does, but fuck it I don’t really care, I’ve run out of other things to do and I’m bored to shittery. So here goes. I’ve been really fucking lazy so that’s why I’ve only posted this now, but thought this was as good a time as any with the UK just entering lockdown 2. SPOILERS FOR ALL THE FILMS I TALK ABOUT.
A Quiet Place - 8/10
My suggestion. Watched this as a family. I've not seen too many horror films, but this one was very good. The fact they showed the monsters early on meant you weren't wondering what they looked like, so it was more character driven, rather than waiting around for jump scares. I imagine I would have been PISSED if someone was in the cinema eating popcorn loudly during this movie. Weird seeing Krasinski not being Jim. Blunt is fucking incredible. Things like sand being on the paths, but not talked about makes it feel more immersive - like a real, lived in world. I much prefer this type of thing to where everything is explained to us. When the writer assumes we already know why, or trusts us to work out why, makes everything feel more real to me, and was one of the reasons I liked this movie.
Blinded By The Light - 7/10
My Mum's choice. A good film. My Mum liked it a lot because it's set not too far away from where my Mum and Dad grew up, and the characters in it are about the same age as my parents were at that time. They also had an Asian friend who fell out with his family for similar reasons. So she enjoyed it a lot. It was a decent film, with a decent story, and decent acting. It annoyed me when Javed spoke purely in Springsteen lyrics. It was an enlightening film in terms of how rampant racism was so recently, and so close to where I live. An enjoyable film, but not one I would have chosen to watch.
Minions - 5/10
Okay… I can explain. I watched this over a Netflix party and Zoom call with my friends. We spent about an hour (literally a full hour) trying to agree on a film we all wanted to watch… so ending up settling for a film none of us wanted to watch. Hence, Minions. I mean… it was fine, I guess. It wasn’t offensively bad. But it was just fine. I don’t think I was the target audience when they made it. And that’s all there is to be said about that I think.
Mean Girls - 7/10
I enjoyed this one a lot more than I was expecting to. I watched this with my Mum because she likes films about American High Schools. It was quite good. The cliquiness of the school is something I found to be quite accurate, if a little exaggerated. Was not expecting to see Leslie Knope in this film at all. It encapsulated the life of a teenager trying to fit in well while remaining light-hearted. It was cool seeing Rachel McAdams actually acting a bit. In other stuff I’ve seen her in she hasn’t really. It was one I would watch again if it was on Netflix or Prime and I had nothing else to do. Was pleasantly surprised by this film I reckon. I’d like to see a retelling of this from the point-of-view of Regina because there must have been some fucked up stuff happening in her life.
Schindler’s List - 10/10
Perfection in every scene. People that think Liam Neeson is the same in every role need to watch this asap. It’s a three hour film but never felt like it dragged at all, and there was no wasted time. Everything was so clearly deliberate and considered. Going into it, I thought it was going to be Boy-In-The-Striped-Pajamas-esque. As in, a very crying-your-eyes-out type of sad. But I found it to be much more shocking than straight-up sad. The only scene where I felt like I was going to cry was the one near the end, where Schindler broke down and started saying everything he was wearing could have saved the life of another person. Fiennes was flipping spectacular because I fucking hate Goeth with a passion. The scene where the little kid in the concentration camp was trying to find a place to hide, but the other people in the toilet were saying go away was another tear jerking scene, thinking about it. The score as well. THE FUCKING SCORE. John Williams needs to be made immortal. Or at least his brain so we can still have all the juicy musical goodness. No actually he does need to be made immortal he’s reaching god status at this point. One of the greatest films ever made. Not exactly an unpopular opinion, but still.
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 9/10
This one I watched with my Dad and my brother. My Dad’s choice, because he likes Westerns. This was very good. My expectations were high going in, because my Dad had said good things about it before, and I was not let down. My only complaint was that at times it felt like it dragged a bit. Sometimes it built up tension so much to the point it went away, and had to start all over again. However, it was a masterclass at building tension. The iconic scene at the end with the building score and increasingly close-up shots of the three faces made me finally get references from cartoons I’d watched as a kid. The tension in that scene made the rest of the film worth watching. Clint Eastwood is one cool motherfucker. And Lee Van Cleef was excellent casting because you could see in his eyes that you couldn’t trust him. Beautiful scenery made me tempted to visit those areas of America at some point. You know the score was iconic when it’s played at the beginning credits, and both me and my brother can whistle along to it, when neither of us have seen the film before. I’d also never really appreciated that Westerns were set at the same time as the American Civil War, but to be fair to me, this was the first proper one I’d seen (not counting spoof skits and things).
City Slickers - 7/10
Sticking with the cowboy theme. This one my Mum chose. I knew nothing about it at all. Didn’t think I’d ever see the day where Tommy Pischedda, Marv from the Sticky Bandits, and Harry Burns would be riding into a farm guiding a herd of cattle, but that’s what week three of lockdown can throw up I guess. It was a fun film. I think that’s the best way to describe it. Good fun. Nothing spectacular, I don’t think. But did the job as Saturday evening viewing with a takeaway. Never thought I’d see a cow being born on screen either. It was a cool premise. A coming-of-age film through a midlife crisis rather than adolescence. Jack Palance was the clear and obvious highlight I think. In his element in the western setting. I’m guessing… I’ve not actually seen him in anything else.
Forrest Gump - 10/10
Masterpiece. I’d been meaning to watch this one for a long time, because of how iconic it is. To be honest, going into it I’d thought I would think of it as overrated and a bit soppy. But holy fuck was I wrong. I’d seen a few clips of it in history lessons a few years ago when we were doing the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War. Why we weren’t shown films like Selma or Platoon I don’t know, but anyway. I think it goes without saying at this point but Hanks is sublime. I thought Sinise was just as great though, and the scenes they had together tended to be my favorite I think. In a way, Jenny and Dan’s stories were quite similar, I thought, in that they were both very depressing on their own, with Forrest being the person that offered a different perspective on life for them, even though they both (especially Dan) found him difficult. It was very moving, and the scene near the end where Forrest is talking to Jenny’s grave almost got me. It told US history in the ‘60s and ‘70s quite well I thought, although my knowledge of it is limited. The pacing was great, and the way it transitioned into different genres of films, like a war film when he was in Vietnam, was very cleverly done, and very well executed. I know saying Forrest Gump is a very good film isn’t exactly a revolutionary statement, but the “cliche” films that people always say are great, have usually got to that status for good reason. But this film is one of the best. One of my favourites. Not a shot that you could take out. Superb acting all round. It;s just brilliant. I think I’ll need to watch it several more times to fully appreciate everything about it. In fact I think I will need to rewatch it.
Boyz n the Hood - 8/10
Watched this on my own because it was on Netflix and a friend recommended it to me. Didn’t know a lot about it going in. But it was very good. In a way I felt like Good Kid, Maad City, as a film. Maybe that’s a very loose connection but still. It was very well put together, the characters were very well developed I thought, and each of the gang had their own very distinct personalities. A very enlightening film, not a particularly easy watch, but that probably makes it more important. Definitely a story that needed to be told, and one told very well.
The Grand Budapest Hotel - 8/10
Holy balls was this movie fun to watch. A lot of fun to watch. The camera play and cinematography was really clever and interesting to see, the dialogue was well-written and fast-paced, and the story was very original. I didn’t really know what it was about going into it, but it’s one of my friend’s favourite films so I was expecting good things. And it definitely delivered. I don’t think it did anything groundbreaking but it was just really good fun to watch. The intriguing story and dialogue I think were the highlights for me, as well as the production and camera work. Was a very good film.
Airplane! - 8/10
Very close to giving this a 9 I reckon. My Dad’s choice. It was described to me before as ‘very silly’ but it was just constant laughter. Even at the most stupid things. One that got me particularly was the smoking ticket. Set the tone for the whole film, being so early on. Unexpected and really dumb but just hilarious. The scene where he’s sweating in the cockpit is the same just dumb humour that shouldn’t work but does. Very glad I watched it, and can see why it’s always talked about among funniest films of all time. Right up there for me, falls just short of Monty Python stuff. But it was a very enjoyable film.
Reservoir Dogs - 8/10
Although I’ve not seen all of his films, I’m a big Tarantino fan (the one’s I’ve seen are Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Inglourious Basterds, and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood). So I went in expecting there to be a lot of swearing, violence, and quick dialogue. Check, check, check. It was very Tarantino, which I thought was quite impressive that he’d already got such a distinct style and narrative approach in his first film. It’s also fucking crazy that he got that cast in his first film. But yes, Reservoir Dogs was very good. Enjoyed it a lot. There was the right balance between action and dialogue I thought. I found the way it told the story to be a little confusing, but that might just be because I watched it at two o’clock in the morning and was quite tired. A very cool film. I think I need one of those suits.
The Princess Bride - 8/10
My mum and I had been meaning to watch this for about a year, after I got given a DVD of it for Christmas one year. And lockdown meant we finally did. It was really good. It was raining the day we watched it, and it was the perfect rainy afternoon film. There were so many references that I now understand because of watching this film. My mum has been saying “prepare to die” to me for the past three days now whenever I don’t do something she asks. I imagine it would also be the perfect film to watch when you’re ill as well, but that’s literally the premise.
Brokeback Mountain - 7/10
Well this shit’s sad. And fucking hell Heath Ledger could act. There were times when it felt like this film dragged a bit. Sometimes it felt like the camera stayed looking at certain things for a bit too long. But maybe that’s me just being impatient. It probably would have felt rushed if the scene changed immediately. Or at least not hit the same. The pauses and silences meant that you had time to think about what was actually going on and empathise with the characters to a whole different level, which made the emotional moments hit harder I thought. And holy fuck were there some emotional moments. And as I said before, fucking hell Heath Ledger could act. It was also the first time I’d see Jake Gyllenhaal in a role where he had to act to the level he did, which was something I’d not previously fully appreciated that he was capable of. The scenery was also really pretty, which is always a bonus isn’t it. But anyway, this film was really good, but to me it felt like there were some scenes from time to time that went on for a bit too long.
The Usual Suspects - 8/10
I knew very little about this going into it. It’s one of my parents favourite films, so they made us watch it. It was really good. It’s a touchy subject for obvious reasons, but for the sake of this post, I’m going to separate art from artist and ignore the fact that Kevin Spacey is a shit human being. He acted very well in this. I was slightly annoyed that I couldn’t work out who was Keyser Soze before it was literally told to the audience. It was very cleverly told and very cleverly put together. The narrated flashbacks were enjoyable to watch a good way of avoiding the usual linear story.
Solo: A Star Wars Story - 7/10
I didn’t get to see this film at the cinema, which I was annoyed about, but anyway. I wasn’t crazy about seeing it anyway. If anything I was nervous going into it, because Han Solo is my favourite character in the original trilogy. And I didn’t really think that his backstory was a story that needed to be told. The ambiguity surrounding his backstory was something that always made him so interesting to me. However, given that he was living up to Harrison Ford, Alden Ehrenreich did a pretty good job. Seeing Emilia Clarke in something other than Game of Thrones was cool. The best part of the film for me by a long way was Donald Glover as Lando. He fucking killed it. He’s just really fucking cool isn’t he. Phoebe Waller Bridge as a droid was something I didn’t see coming but was quite cool to see. The main issue I had with this film was that it was just unnecessary. I would have preferred there to be a Star Wars spinoff about something we hadn’t actually seen yet. Or something with more questions surrounding it. But maybe that’s just me.
Breakfast At Tiffany's - 8/10
Why the fuck is it called Breakfast At Tiffany’s when all she fucking does is eat a fucking croissant while looking at the jewelry while the fucking opening credits are rolling. Aside from that, this was a pretty cool film. A fairly predictable, easy, romantic comedy, mildly racist Asian neighbour aside. It’s not really my favourite sort of film but it’s one I could still appreciate it’s quality. Audrey Hepburn is almost unnaturally beautiful. I thought, considering how old it is, it held up pretty well over time.
Jojo Rabbit - 9/10
Taika Waititi is a genius. Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows are two of my favourite films. So is Jojo Rabbit now. My expectations were pretty high for it going in and boy did it deliver. I’m not sure how they found a child who can act as well as Roman Griffin Davis could. The opening scene was one of the funniest opening scenes I can remember. Archie Yates was great as Yorki as well. I was expecting to see a bit more of Alfie Allen and didn’t expect to see as much of Stephen Merchant. The way it slipped between comedy and tension so easily was genius. The scene where the gestapo come into the house looking for Elsa had me nervous as fuck. Thomasin McKenzie was great too. It was the first time I saw Scarlett Johansson in a role other than Black Widow and saw that she could actually act emotions other than stoicism. Because she was really good and was a highlight for me. The fact that Waititi made a film about the holocaust as funny as it was sad is pretty amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, and will recommend it to everyone.
American Psycho - 8/10
I’ve not actually seen Wolf of Wall Street, but I feel like this was Wolf of Wall Street but he liked killing people. I knew very little about it going into it. I only watched it because it was on Netflix and I was bored. But I was left very surprised by it. In a good way. Christian Bale is never a bad thing. And he was really good in this film I thought. The development of the character when he slowly delves deeper into his psychopathic side was really interesting to watch. Reminded me of Macbeth, except without the crippling guilt. Not sure I will rush back to rewatch it, but it was very good.
The Silence of the Lambs - 8/10
I knew this was good before I watched it, and it lived up to my fairly high expectations. Everybody please give a standing ovation to Anthony Hopkins because even though this film is like thirty years old he deserves it. Then after we’ve finished that can we do the same for Jodie Foster please. Thanks. Horror films have never been my favourite genre. Jump scares I find just a bit boring. But the fact that this was more psychological horror made me much more engaged with it. The point of view shots made you feel like you connected to each character more, especially with Clarice Starling. It has stayed with me for the past few days, so has definitely impacted me. I think I’ll need to watch this again to fully appreciate what was going on.
Moonlight 7/10
Someone give Naomie Harris an Oscar now even though it’s like three years late cos holy fucking shit. She was definitely the highlight of the film for me. I felt like in some cases it had a similar problem to Brokeback Mountain where some scenes dragged for a bit too long. But again, it’s obvious that this is a deliberate choice. So maybe I’ve just been conditioned to expect films to always be travelling at breakneck speed. That probably meant that the pauses felt longer than they actually were to me. But anyway. Thematically there are a lot of similarities between this one and Brokeback Mountain. The inability for men to properly communicate with each other. I think overall the bits of this film I liked most were when Little was… little. When he was a kid. Mainly because Juan I thought was really well acted. And Naomie Harris was flipping spectacular throughout the whole film. That’s what I thought of Moonlight.
Citizen Kane - 7/10
This is supposed to be the best film ever right? Well I wouldn’t say it is. Not to say that I thought it was bad. I just think compared to some of the other old films I’ve seen, it doesn’t hold up as well? It took a while before I fully understood what was going on, with the way the plot was set out. It was an interesting way of telling the story, which on one hand was refreshing, but I found I had to concentrate a lot to fully understand what was going on. It was very well written. There was no line of dialogue or anything that was out of place. So on the whole, it was a good film, but is quite dated and not what I would call the best of all time.
Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - 8/10
This was just good fun to watch. Like a few of these films, I didn’t know a lot about them going in, and only watched it because it was on Netflix and I was bored. But I ended up thoroughly enjoying it. I loved that it was a completely original story but the characters were still fully fleshed out and felt so real. The acting all round was very good. And overall it was a cool premise, especially with the superhero films being the dominating force they are at the moment. I also liked the fact that Riggan is a former superhero actor and Michael Keaton used to be Batman. But that had very little to do with the actual film. This feels like the sort of film I’ll rewatch if I want something in between easy viewing and interesting.
Atomic Blonde - 7/10
Okay, so I watched this film a week ago as of when I’m writing this, and don’t really remember it in loads of detail. It was perfectly serviceable as an explosion film. And it was enjoyable to watch. It was an entertaining film to watch. It wasn’t too challenging a plot to get a hold of, and the flashback storytelling made it more interesting to watch. But it wasn’t a particularly mind-blowing film that I am eager to rewatch. It fitted the need for a blowy up film to watch with beer and pizza.
The Dark Knight Rises - 8/10
Somehow, despite The Dark Knight being in my top five films of all time, I’d never seen this film all the way through before. I’d seen bits of it. I think it was on at a party once. But I’d never sat down and paid full attention to it before. I think it partly suffers because it will always be compared to The Dark Knight, which is rightly considered one of (the best, in my opinion) superhero films of all time. Although it is definitely a weaker film. Partly because of how long it is I think. There were lots of scenes that could and probably should have been cut from it. But Bane was a cool villain. Well acted by Tom Hardy. Christopher Nolan for sure knows how to make a banger of a film.
Lady Bird - 8/10
A pretty fucking perfect coming of age film. Obviously, being of a similar age to Lady Bird, and about to head off to university myself, I could relate to a lot of the scenes and themes in this film. Saorise Ronan fitted the role perfectly. As did Laurie Metcalf. It didn’t outstay its welcome - it was the perfect length for this type of film. And at the same time, considering it spanned a two year period (it is two years right?) it didn’t feel rushed at all, which is testament to the way it is written and the way it is paced and edited. Great job Greta.
Good Will Hunting - 9/10
Was gonna go for an 8 for this one. But I just couldn’t. I didn't know what it was about really, just knew that it was supposed to be good. And holy shit can Robin Williams act his arse off. The bench scene. Yeah, everybody talks about it, but it’s because it’s beautiful. Perfect acting, perfect writing, perfect location. Matt Damon killed it as well I thought. The chemistry between all of the actors - Damon and Williams, Damon and Affleck, Williams and Skarsgard, Damon and Driver - was very authentic and genuine. Very deserving of all the praise it gets. So much emotional weight to it. Didn’t overstay its welcome. Perfect length for this sort of film. Skarsgard’s character I thought was really well done. Like a pushy parent who is trying to live through their child. Very powerful that it’s when Chuckie says basically the same stuff to Will and he actually listens to him, showing the strength of their friendship. And I have to talk about the it’s not your fault scene as well. Good shit. Very good film, enjoyed a lot. Definitely going to be watching this one again at some point.
The Notebook - 7/10
I watched this with some friends on a Netflix party and Zoom call again. I won’t pretend like romance films are my favourite. A lot of the time I find them to be predictable and boring. But this managed to stay fresh, probably because of the fact that it kept flashing back to Annie and Noah when they are old. It didn’t take too long before it became glaringly obvious that the old couple were Noah and Annie in the future. And once I’d worked that out, it lessened the suspense and drama around the two of them when they were young, because I knew that they would end up together. Which you knew anyway really, but still. It was a good film. But again, not one I will be dashing back to rewatch any time soon.
Spirited Away - 7/10
I didn’t realise this film was so revered until after I’d read about it after having watched it. One of my friends recommended it to me, so I gave it a watch. At the beginning, before any characters had spoken, I was slightly concerned that it would be in Japanese and I’d have to concentrate harder to watch it. So I was glad when I found out it wasn’t. It was really cool how there was so obviously so much lore and history that the makers had come up with when writing it, but it was only ever mentioned in passing or not mentioned at all, rather than shoved down your throat for the sake of showing off the fact that they’d thought about it. The fact that all characters were so richly developed, but nothing was explained and you just had to sort of go with it made it really fun. But at the same time, sometimes some things were just a bit weird. Like why is there a big fuck off baby there. So it was a good film, but I don’t think I fully got it. At least on the first viewing. Just didn’t quite click with me for one reason or another.
The Truman Show - 8/10
This was a good film but holy fuck Jim Carrey is annoying. And Truman is a stupid as fuck name. But that aside, this was a really fucking good film. Morally, what the fuck is going on with everyone involved. That fucked with my head a lot. And it shows that the film was really fucking good when I enjoy it to the extent I did even though Jim Carrey, who I find annoying as fuck, in the lead role. I feel like the people who thought this up need to be psychologically checked because this had some proper fucked up people in it. The donny that organised the show is one of the most fucked up people I’ve seen. You gotta have something seriously wrong with you to adopt a fucking baby and turn it into a business. But this film was really fucking good so fair play to the writer(s?) for coming up with something as original as this but also as interesting and unique as this. Sort of like the Hunger Games without the killing. It creeped me out when they referred to the people like his dad and mum as ‘actors’. How fucked would that be, growing up to find out that your mother isn’t actually your mother, and everyone you know is only friends with you because they are paid to be. Got 1984 vibes from the way that he was being watched with all the cameras as well.
The Wolf of Wall Street - 8/10
How the fuck did DiCaprio not win Best Actor for this. Pretty much the only criticism I have of this is that it was three hours long. Leo was fucking spectacular. Jonah Hill was fucking spectacular. Margot Robbie was fucking spectacular. Someone please remind me to never go into Wall Street banking, because it looks pretty crazy. Obviously I knew Wall Street people used drugs a lot, but this was a whole lot more than what I was expecting. The fact that he was brought down by his fraud stuff seemed like the perfect way for him to have his lessons taught to him. And it hits even harder considering the fact that it’s based on a true story. I’d like to know how much of it was 100% fact and how much was exaggerated or made up for the sake of the film, so maybe I’ll have to read Jordan Belfort’s book. If it’s half as entertaining as this film, then I will absolutely look into it.
The Pianist - 8/10
There’s a whole lotta eights on this list. Because I’d watched it earlier in lockdown, I obviously compared this to Schindler’s List, even though they are really quite different films, even though they both tell the story of the holocaust. They tell the story from completely different points of view, which puts into perspective the scale and horror of the whole thing. The fact that it was so graphically shown was a very good move. There shouldn’t be any beating around the bush in displaying the brutality of concentration camps and the ghettos. But at the same time, it didn’t seem unnecessary or over the top. I did feel like it went on for a bit too long though. If it had ended with him still on the run I think that would have been a good way to show the danger of the situation Jews were in at the time. But it was very good.
I, Tonya - 7/10
Another one I watched because I was bored. I was aware of it when it came out but it didn’t really interest me at the time. But it was one I intended to have on in the background as I was gaming or something, but I actually ended up giving my full attention to it. Fucking hell she lived a fucked up life. Jeff’s a cunt. LaVona’s a cunt. Fuck both of them. Pretty much all the performances are great, but I thought Allison Janney and Margot Robbie were the standouts. Allison Janney stole every flipping scene she was in. And Margot Robbie made you actually feel sorry for Tonya Harding, which was probably quite difficult. The writing probably helped with that element as well, which I think leant towards showing Harding in a positive light. But that was probably to be expected, thinking about it. This was a good film, but I don’t think it’s going to be one that stays with me particularly. It was a good biopic and from what I’ve read afterwards was mostly true (correct me if I’m wrong) but apart from Allison Janney as LaVona, there was nothing particularly standout for me.
Slumdog Millionaire - 8/10
Definitely didn’t expect the bollywood breakdown at the end credits but that was a good way to end it. This has been a film I’ve been wanting to see for a long time. It’s also a film my mum’s been wanting me to see for a long time. I didn’t really know what it was about, I just knew I wanted to watch it. It surprised me with the way the story was told. I didn’t really know what to expect but thought it was going to be a fairly linear storyline. But I really enjoyed seeing the life of the young kids in Mumbai. The sequence where they were being chased by the police was one of my favourites because it showed them having fun, despite the conditions they live in. I enjoyed the symbolic gesture of the guy (can’t remember his name) killing himself in the pile of money near the end. Definitely worth watching, it was good fun.
Blade Runner - 8/10
I think I need to give my brain a rest after watching this. I’ve been mind-fucked into oblivion. So obviously this film is playing on what counts as human and what doesn’t, and where the line is. And now I’m doubting my existence. I’ve had more existential crises in the last twenty-four hours than I have in the rest of my life. I’m still trying to get my head around what the fuck I just watched. Harrison Ford is a very good actor. I’m pretty sure it was the first thing I’ve seen him in when he’s had to act more seriously. And he was very good in this film. The little nuances in his performance was what really sold the mind-fucky-ness to me. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to be thinking about this for a long time. I think I’m going to have to watch this one about sixteen more times before I fully understand what was actually going on in this film. God it was good.
The Prestige - 8/10
What’s Christian Bale’s actual accent like because I’ve got no fucking clue at this point. It was proper weird seeing him with a cockney accent in this, especially because I’m used to seeing him in the batman films. But anyway, this film was really good. I’m a big fan of Christopher Nolan films, Dunkirk, The Dark Knight, and Inception are some of my favourite films. I was really confused watching this in the beginning but I guess that’s kind of the point. I was also surprised to see David Bowie as Tesla. Maybe the way it was structured could have been slightly less confusing. The overall concept of the film was really cool though. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale were both very good. And if you didn’t already know it was a Christopher Nolan film because of how confused you were at the start, you could have worked it out because Michael Caine was in it. The big reveal about the twin was really cool and made me feel stupid because of the hints that were there in the beginning. It was also really weird seeing Scarlett Johansson with a British accent. Thoroughly enjoyed this film.
Parasite - 9/10
There were about fifteen minutes of this film where it could have been directed by Tarantino. Because it kinda came out of nowhere and then all of a sudden it was a fucking massacre. This was the first foreign language film I’ve seen, and I was surprised that after a while you just forget about the subtitles. I sort of assumed that you wouldn’t be able to appreciate the acting to the same extent. But you really could. I knew pretty much nothing about it before seeing it - just that it won Best Picture and it was in Korean. I ended up pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed it. It was very enjoyable to watch. It made some very interesting comments on class division, which were embedded in a pretty much perfectly made film. I’d have to watch it again, but I don’t think it would take too much for me to change this to a ten. Because it was really fucking good. Even though I’m almost a year late to the party.
BlacKkKlansman - 8/10
Holy. Fucking. Shit. What a film. If it hadn’t ended by showing the clips of the neo-nazi rallies in 2017, I think most people would have thought something along the lines of “oh my god, I can’t believe people like that used to exist, that’s awful”, but with the way it ended it forces you to realise that people like that still exist. Which is very clever. Aside from that, this film was very well made in most aspects. All the performances across the board were good. Spike Lee is becoming one of my favourite directors.
You’ve Got Mail - 7/10
Well, I didn’t know you used to have to log on to the internet. And that when you did no one could use the telephones. So maybe this film counts as educational in that respect. It was a perfectly good film to watch on a Sunday night. Clearly Meg Ryan was just the go-to for romantic comedies in the nineties (When Harry Met Sally was nineties right?). But yeah. I don’t really have a lot to say about this one. Just that it was perfectly entertaining and easy watching.
Blade Runner 2049 - 7/10
So first of all, this was definitely not as good as the first Blade Runner. But it definitely had a large amount of stuff going that made me question my existence. My mind feels like it has been completely and utterly fucked into oblivion after watching this. This was a lot slower than the first one I thought, and not as much actually happened. But the suspense and tension worked well. And after having watched it I was wondering if I was a robot and if Amazon’s Alexa is a human.
If you’ve read all the way to the end then thanks for reading I hope I wasn’t too dumb in the things I was saying.
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2020.11.08 04:09 Sam-Curry Participated as the New York Jets GM in a Mid-Season Community 3-round Mock Draft over at r/NFL_Draft. How did I Do?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K9z2ODtiv1Ix2iPzMKKtojh7tpuQBodlIwH_6Mi0Rxc/edit#gid=1086015149 (Link to the full draft spreadsheet)
https://www.reddit.com/NFL_Draft/comments/jq2p7l/117_midway_mock_results_rnfl_draft_discord/?sort=new (Link to the results comment page on the server to get other GM's pick explanations)
NYJ GM:
Would first like to give a huge thank you to our War Room that consisted of u/ExpensiveFoodstuffs, u/jrg114, u/PorzingisFromDeep, & AlexJonesisaGod on Discord for their input and helping me along greatly with the entire process.
Trade Discussions: Obviously with 1.01, the pick (or Trevor Lawrence) was very highly coveted by many teams. Ultimately the best and only offer that was worthy of discussion (besides New England, who couldn't ultimately pay the Patriot in-division Trevor tax) was from Minnesota to fall back to 1.10...the deal they offered us was 1.10, 71, 2022 MIN 1st, 2022 MIN 2nd, & their 2023 MIN 1st for 1.02, our 2022 4th and a 2023 6th. As tempting as this deal ultimately was, there's no position of greater importance in all of team sports than the QB, and only when presented the opportunity to select someone who is the real definition of a 'generational QB' prospect were we ok with bypassing a complete ransom of picks to build around a QB that I and many others still really believe in. And when given an opportunity to upgrade at the QB position, we ultimately felt that ended up being priceless. Trevor also puts us back into a rookie QB salary window where we will have even more financial flexibility to move supplementary impact moves. He also hasn't picked up any of the ugly habits that Sam Darnold has mechnically from having Adam Gase PTSD & shit OL PTSD that dates all the way back to USC.
*Also worth noting that if player trades were allowed, we would have flipped Sam Darnold for another pick tonight. I'm confident we could have netted a late 1 or a 2 from a QB needy team. The talent from 2018 is still all there, I think anyone who watched him would reasonably conclude that our organization failed him. I firmly believe he would thrive in a fresh environment.\*
1.01: Trevor Lawrence, QB Clemson:
1.31: Terrace Marshall, WR LSU:
2.33 Daniel Faalele, OT Minnesota:
3.65: Deonte Brown, OG Alabama:
3.94: Journey Brown, RB Penn State:
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2020.11.07 03:00 Shedkey My mother’s friend’s Facebook review of this week’s episode. I told her she needs to make a podcast. Red flag emojis and all. (Posted with her permission)

“Welcome back to the beautiful LaQuinta Value Inn...AKA it’s the Bachelorette Bitches! 🎉🎉🎉
After a very dramatic last week, and lots of previews that included sneak peeks of lady bits, and crying, the men sitting around looking bored shitless, and Clare and Dale failing epically at social distancing, we are firmly in episode 3.
Fast forward to the guys in the LaQuinta courtyard where they are still upset (AKA have blue balls) following Clare’s refusal to hand out a Group Date rose last week to someone other than herself🚩🚩🚩🚩...which still has me torn. You see, I really want to like Clare....bwahahahha who am I kidding?! I could give a rats ass about her! My hope it to erase her from my mind as soon as she returns to her beauty salon back home. When they parade her ass around future shows and invite us to her Pepto-Bismol pink, live televised wedding, I hope to flip through the channels and say “HEY! There’s the chick with the big jugs! Karen? Carmen? Clarissa? Covid? Oh, I’ll just call her “Jugs from the LaQuinta Value Season!”
Anyway, I digress, the guys are pissed. They have been waiting for 2 weeks to get attention from Jugs. They are literally stacked on some cheap lawn furniture trying to figure out if someone abducted their bachelorette because they haven’t seen her in days. For a moment I feel sorry for them as they make small talk and ponder what the hell is happening. At that point I realize that I have a lot in common with these guys because, this week, I too have been sitting around for days wondering what in the hell is actually going on!? 🤷🏻‍♀️ I too have been wondering where the hell the main character is? And suddenly I have a vision of Donald Trump diving into the 4 ft deep pool at the LaQuinta and Joe Biden climbing out of the pool wearing the same swimming suit as Don- which (in my mind) was that nut hugger American Flag Speedo Will Farrell wore to the office in that hysterical SNL skit!! 😂🤣😂🤣 Sadly, the reality of the show was not as hysterical as the vision in my mind or the SNL skit. So of course I laugh out loud at an inappropriate moment, which results in a look of disgust from my son. Whatever. I’m over it.
Ok, the 16 or so guys are pissed, as they should be. They are horny, they’ve been stood up, the only heavy petting they have done since they got there is on Clarebears dogs. Worst of all, they can’t even get their hands on that ceremonial gas station fauna to proudly display on their shirt collar!
Meanwhile, Clare can’t stop talking about Dale. Zzzzzzzz....Shocker. I punch myself in the face. 👊🏼 She’s laying around her room practicing her married name in her journal because she is “literally” certain about their future and knows he’s the only man for her. “Like really really!”
Knock knock on the paper thin plywood door of the”El Presidente Suite!” Dogs bark...Clare says “whooooo is it?” As everything starts to tingle because she’s certain it must be Dale!!!
Chris Harrison comes in- “oh its you” says Jugs. Chris says he needs to chat with her about what’s been going on. I scream at the tv “NOTHING IS GOING ON!!! I’m bored as hell Harrison and I’m going to beat your ass!!! Bitch came on a dating show and refuses to date?!” 👊🏼🖕🏼💪🏼 Chris tells Jugs “yeah...it’s not you it’s all of us. We hate you and your insipid blabbering about Dale. Do you even know this guys last name?!” Ok he didn’t say any of that but in my mind he did. The show would have actually been decent if that happened. Instead Jugs sits on her couch and hugs A pillow pretending that it’s Dale and starts to make out with the pillow. OK that didn’t happen either, but this shit was really boring, and I have a very active imagination! Chris Harrison proves that he is the Oprah Winfrey for skanks everywhere and explains to Jugs that “they can’t continue with the way things are going.” And “Right now, the guys in the house are unhappy, they’re confused,” he says. “These are good guys and they’re not dumb. These are smart men, they know what’s going on. The path we’re on right now, we can’t continue.” I yell out “I DISSENT! These are a bunch of stupid, horny guys who came here to jump start their modeling careers and share some X, do some shots, and maybe touch Clarebears silicon jugs in the hot tub a little...oh!!! And bungee jump off a bridge on a free trip to Brazil with Jugs and 4 other dudes. But because of Covid, they are stuck at a discounted 2 star hotel, that they had to prepay for because Chris Harrison had a Groupon, trying to raid the minibar, playing cribbage and dodgeball with 20 other dudes while Dale is the only one getting any tail!!! In fact, since Jugs has cancelled all of the dates, cocktail parties and rose ceremonies, the rest of the guys have been able to work remotely (paying LaQuinta $9.95 a day for WiFi) every day and are even logging 6-8 hours of overtime at work because nothing’s going on!
The men start talking as all 40 of them are crammed on the plastic lawn furniture or posing awkwardly around the furniture. The conversation turns to “what’s her name. The chick from the first night...nah not that one!! She works at the front desk. The one with the big...hair (I bet you thought I was going to make a boob joke!)...yeah her! Has anyone seen her?
Anyway, back to Chris Harrison “Jugs, can you name anyone on this show besides Dale?” Clare says “your name is Chuck Henderson.” And Chris says “yeah bitch you’re gone.”
Clare reveals she’s “head over heels” for Dale (call me shocked!) and even admits she looked him up on social media prior to the filming. WHHHHAAAATTTT!!!??? That doesn’t make sense!! Last week Clarebear swore on some dead relative (what does that even mean?! What happens if you lie? Do they kill your already dead relatives again? I have never understood this practice) that she didn’t look up Dale ahead of time.
Oh wait...Jugs said “they didn’t have any communication before meeting on-camera. I feel like Dale is my lobster. He meets me on the level emotionally of what I’m been looking for,” Clare confesses. Oh he meets you alright! On the couch, in the kitchen, on your bed, in the shower, and the pool....Suddenly Jugs and Chris are crying!!!! The only assumption that I can make is they are literally bored to tears. I think I am supposed to be moved by this discussion but I’m distracted...does Clare have a wonky eye? Or is she allergic to the mold spores in the walls of the “El Presidente’ Suite?” She looks different....ok after gentle weeping and some other bullshit, Chris tells her she’s boring AF and she has to go. I may have dreamt that part...seriously, what’s with that eye? Does she need a Benadryl? Chris Harrison has a fake, forced smile plastered across his face and says “nah bitch you really have to go. Tayshia is next door quarantining because you’re batshit crazy, boring and we don’t have insurance for you tripping while running with your dogs, in your wedding dress you’ve had since high school, after Dale as he speeds out of the LaQuinta parking lot muttering I definitely did not see that shit coming!!” Actually, their conversation wasn’t even that interesting.
Commercial time...Walmart has a $49.99 toaster oven for sale...do people still use toaster ovens? My childhood BFF Kristins family had a toaster oven. Her mom made us pizza rolls and grilled cheese in there...they also had really good cereal! And chips. And MTV! Oh wait Jugs is back on....she’s giddy and Blah Blah Blahing about her feelings. I wonder if Kristin’s mom still has that toaster oven? Do you think they are still that big? Their toaster oven took up half the counter!
Ok, Chris then tells the guys that there won’t be a rose ceremony....Holy shade!!!!! Who knew boys could be so bitchy!!!??? Todd P or Trevor or whatever his name is, rolls their eyes so hard, that he checked out his own ass!! Chris pulls Dale aside to let him know Clare wants to spend one-on-one time with him instead. The rest of the guys are going to revolt!!!!
Dale is one attractive specimen....Jugs can barely contain her breastestests in her red dress she’s wearing. We find out that this is their first one-on-one date ever. WHHHAAAT?!?! All this dumb blabbering and they’ve never even been on a date before?!?! The date is to the sidewalk in front of Clares phat pad at the LaQuinta. Dale says that he has lost his mother, Clare says she lost her father, and they both agree they’ve “connected on a deeper level.” Ummm “WHAT?!” Now I realize that I have missed something as well! I’ve lost the will to live.
“Every time I wake up, I think about you, 🚩and when I go to bed at night, 🚩I think about you, (yeah kill the sound bite there Harrison!TMI!) says Clarebear. “I can’t even put into words how you make me feel. It’s insane to me. All I know is that I’m so falling in love with you.” Wait? What?!
Dale says “when we met, I felt love. That’s what I came here for,” he says. “I’m falling in love with you through this process, I’m not afraid to say that at all. My heart is open and I’m not going to fight that. I’ve been dying to share this with you.” If only they could have talked about this while they made out on the couch, in her bed, on the kitchen floor, in the shower and the pool....all day every day for 2 weeks.
They make out on the sidewalk in front of at least $39 worth of potted plants in front of Clares lair.
After professing their love, they enjoy a surprise performance by none other than “Bri and Chris,” whoever the F they are. I assume they are a lounge act from the hotel. So I rewind the show (another 40 seconds of my life I will never get back!) and much to my surprise, I find out they are part of Bachelor Nation. After a Google search, I find out that apparently there was some shitty Bachelor show where you sang and tried to find your performance partner?! How did I miss this dumpster fire?!?! When was this craptastic show on? Are they a couple? Like doing it? Or do you just perform together? I have a lot of questions when it happens!!! But there no time to investigate because DOH!!! Dale gets some side boob!!!! The girl with too much eyeliner is still singing some shitty song while Dude plays the keyboard like a boss, side boob is in the air, and I’m digging the vibe (not that kind! Pig.) of the Bachelor nation synergy happening here on this romantic sidewalk, under the moon by the 4ft deep 8ft x 10 ft pool, Coronavirus is also in the air, while the strains of the ice machine down the hall provides a sic beat...when Chris Harrison arrives and tells Dale and Jugs they have to get married. Soooo romantic! 😳🚩
Clare and Dale spend the night together...yadda yadda yadda....the next morning they decide to get married and live happily ever after. As they fade away Jugs wonders “I wonder what his last name is?” 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩
Meanwhile, Chris finds the guys after an exhausting search on the same plastic lawn furniture they’ve been at for 2 weeks. Dale sits and ponders if he has enough available credit for Neil Lane to select a stupid huge engagement ring he can’t afford.
Chris returns to the El President’ Suite to get all the dish about what Clare and Dale did the night before. Ewww! He tells Jugs they both have an all expense paid trip home because no one on the cast, crew or audience can stand them anymore. Oh and they need to take care of that proposal....a proposal he says that will take place in a FEW HOURS. 😳🚩😳🚩😳🚩😳🚩 What the heck is happening? I would claim to be shocked, but we’ve been seeing this clip since summer sooooo yeah. 👊🏼👊🏼
Chris Harrison says “bitch I’m not doing your dirty work!” so Clare searches out the guys....in the same lawn furniture in awkward poses. Clare drops the bomb that she’s “in love with Dale and is in the process of practicing fake shock for her impending proposal at 4:37pm by the $39 worth of potted plants by the ice machine. The guys are “shocked.” Immediately I no longer feel sorry for them anymore. They are all idiots.
“I’m scared you’re going to get hurt and be devastated after this,” some guy with big teeth says. “I just don’t know how you can be so sure.... It just sucks for the other guys who thought there might be something there.” 😳🙄😳 All this is code for “I need to call my boss and see if I can have him give me back my 2 weeks of vacation I used for this shit, since all I did was work from my room....and I have a ton of credit card bills from all these clothes I bought to sit in my room working....and the mini bar...
Some dude is pissed and demands an apology from her...” I’m not going to apologize for love,” Clare says through tears. I punch myself in the face as hard as I can. 👊🏼 🚩🚩🚩🚩The guys consider throwing the couch into the pool in anger, but it would only cover half a cushion, so they go raid the mini bar instead.
Chris tells Dale that Clare “broke up with all the other guys and that she’s waiting for his proposal.” 😳🚩😳🚩😳🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩Seriously, I’ve had longer relationships with waiters while eating dinner.
Meanwhile, Jugs reminds all of us that she has a history of making terrible knee jerk decisions and proceeds to freak out that Dale doesn’t love her back, despite him telling her 30000 times on the romantic sidewalk date the night before. I bitchslap Jugs through my tv and she stops her histrionics and gets the rig back on the road. Giddily she puts on her wedding dress she bought in high school, and waits for Dale to arrive. For some reason Chris Harrison shows up and I wonder if he is filled with self loathing for the stupid career path he is on?
Dale arrives and damn that boy is fiiiine!!! Jugs decides to play it cool and starts off subtly by declaring her undying love for him. Dale ways he loves her, too. “From the moment I stepped out of the limo, I knew this was special. I know you and I both felt it immediately and there was no denying it,” Dale says passionately. Jesus, I hate myself. 👊🏼 Why don’t I value myself enough to not spend my time watching this drivel!? Clare plays it cool and says “you have no idea how much time I’ve spent trying to make men love me.” 😳😳😳🚩🚩🚩🚩😳😳😳😳🚩🚩🚩🚩SWEET FANCY MOSES!
Dale then gets down on one knee and proposes. In “the most dramatic and shocking engagement ever.” Dale and Clare are engaged. I call The Rio in Vegas and put $100 on the relationship lasting 7.5 months before their conscious uncoupling!
Now that Clare and Dale have gotten the F off my tv, I mean have their fairy tale ending, Chris drops in to let them know the backup Bachelorette named Tayshia is carrying Clares shit out to her car as they speak, and he’s gonna need Jugs to clean up the dog crap. They will be spraying the “El Presidente’ Suite” for syphillis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Covid-19. Then they will be wrapping all furniture in clean plastic and replacing the salad tongs because “well, it’s best you don’t know what they did with those!” 😳😳😳😳 After that, Tayshia is moving into the “El Presidente Suite” and hoping for the same happy ending (Ew! Not that!) as Jugs.
Meanwhile, the remaining guys have 24 hours to decide if they want to stay and frolic in the wading pool with Tayshia, or head home. Chris reminds them that they have to pay their mini bar and WiFi bills, and cannot take any towels, but can take as many bedbugs as they wish with them; should they choose to leave. SPOILER ALERT! All Clares leftovers...ummm I mean...guys? contestants? decide they want to stay in these glorious accommodations and find out if Tayshia is as easy as Clare.
Meanwhile, Chris Harrison calls up the backup to the backup Bachelorette and moves her into the “El Viceh Presidente’ Suite” in case Tayshia is as easy as Jugs.
At the end of this I realize that I can’t decide what the most awkward thing is about 2020; is it:
  1. The election that never ends?
  2. Social distancing and trying to run away from people when you see them?
  3. Running out of toilet paper?
  4. Listening to Jugs announce “I’ll never apologize for love!”
And then I punched myself in the face for even typing that twice! 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼”
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2020.11.06 19:15 DirtDisrespector "Oh you like JoJo? Name every JoJo character." (+stands)

Part 1

Jonathan Joestar
Will A. Zeppeli
Robert E. O. Speedwagon
Erina Pendleton
Poco
George Joestar I
Tonpetty
Straizo
Dire
Dio Brando
Bruford
Tarkus
Wang Chan
Dario Brando
Danny
Tattoo
Kempo Fighter
Inspector
Poco's Sister
Jack the Ripper
Adams
Doobie
Page/Jones/Plant/Bornnam
Mary Joestar
Will's Father
Elizabeth I
Mary Stuart
Aztec Chief
Mark Watkin
Darnley
Harry
Jeff Back and Dan Hamar
The 77 Rings Challenge Winners
Father Styx
Maiden
Dio Brando's Mother
Woman from Bar
Brats
Ring Announcer
Jonathan's Former Friends
Joestar Mansion Butler
George's Doctors
Ogre Street Criminals
Vagrants
Police Zombie
Speedwagon's Friend
Jack the Ripper's Date
Fisherman
Zombie Knights
Executioner
Poco's Bullies
Oriental Doctor
Ceiling Zombies
Zombie Mother
Chimera Zombies
Poco's Dad
Executed Zombies
London Bartender
Coffin Transporters
Ship Zombies
Elizabeth's Mother

Part 2

Joseph Joestar
Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli
Lisa Lisa
Rudol von Stroheim
Messina
Loggins
Erina Joestar
Smokey Brown
Suzi Q
Kars
Esidisi
Wamuu
Santana
Donovan
Wired Beck
Mark
Mario Zeppeli
George Joestar II
Bruto
Adolf Hitler
Straizo's Disciples
Mummy
SPW Excavators
Coco Cola Seller
New York Police Officers
SPW Plane Hijackers
SPW Plane Pilot
Impatient Driver
Brass Knuckles Gangster
Mafioso
Bruto's Girlfriend
Female Reporter
Stroheim's Servants
Nazi Doctors
Stroheim's Prisoners
Courageous Mexican Child
Mexican Thugs
Vampire Prisoner
Nazi Gatekeepers
Santana's Body Host
Santana's Nazi Victims
SPW Researchers
Rome Hotel Waiter
Caesar's Date
Hypnotized Girl
Nazi Officer
Wamuu's Nazi Victims
Ripple Clan
Mark's Girlfriend
Joseph's Doctor
Nazi Spy
Postmaster
Puppy Saved By Kars
Drunk Drivers
Kars's Nazi Victims
Luxury Cat
Caesar's Siblings
Caesar's Distant Relative
Italian Hoodlum
Kars's Vampires
Skeleton Heel Stone Warriors
Bad Breath Vampire
Vampire Horses
Kars's Double
SPW Special Technology Fighting Team
Stroheim's Ultraviolet Army
Superior Officer Zombie
Kars's Squirrel
Pillar Men Clan
Funeral Directors
Hollywood Screenwriter
Japanese Tourist

Part 3

Jotaro Kujo
Muhammad Avdol
Noriaki Kakyoin
Jean Pierre Polnareff
Iggy
Holy Kujo
Anne
Roses
Enya the Hag
Vanilla Ice
Hol Horse
Nukesaku
Daniel J. D'Arby
Pet Shop
N'Doul
Mariah
Alessi
Oingo
Boingo
Anubis
Telence T. D'Arby
Kenny G.
Gray Fly
Impostor Captain Tennille
Forever
Devo the Cursed
Rubber Soul
J. Geil
Nena
ZZ
Steely Dan
Arabia Fats
Mannish Boy
Cameo
Midler
Chaka
Khan
Malèna
Wilson Phillips
Sherry Polnareff
Sadao Kujo
Captain Tennille
Pocky
Prince, Michael and Lionel
Caravan Serai
Moor Family
Christian Vander
Shozo Mayama
Chibi and Buchi
Sonia
Dr. Elliot
Tatsuhiko
Treasure Hunters
Japanese Police Officers
Jotaro's Groupies
School Nurse
Mr. and Mrs. Kakyoin
Speedwagon Foundation Sailors
Singapore Hotel Valet
Singapore Thief
Cable Car Tourists
Calcutta Waiter
Little Calcuttan Boy
Calcutta Drifter
Calcutta Beggars
Varanasi Doctor and Nurse
Cafe Marhaba Denizens
Karachi Jewelry Store Guards
Arab Cessna Pilot
Arab Villager Lady
Speedwagon Foundation Pilots
Japanese Manga Artist
Chaka's Father
Friends of Chaka's Father
Papyrus Seller
Four Mice
Young Anubis Wielder
Luxor Old Woman
D'Arby's Cat
Dealer Boy
Cairo Airport Punks
Cairo Informant
Dog-loving Boy
Speedwagon Foundation Doctors

Part 4

Josuke Higashikata
Okuyasu Nijimura
Koichi Hirose
Rohan Kishibe
Hayato Kawajiri
Reimi Sugimoto
Shigekiyo Yangu
Mikitaka Hazekura
Yukako Yamagishi
Yuya Fungami
Tamami Kobayashi
Toshikazu Hazamada
Tonio Trussardi
Aya Tsuji
Shizuka Joestar
Arnold
Tomoko Higashikata
Ryohei Higashikata
Yoshikage Kira
Yoshihiro Kira
Tama
Keicho Nijimura
Akira Otoishi
Anjuro Katagiri
Ken Oyanagi
Toyohiro Kanedaichi
Terunosuke Miyamoto
Masazo Kinoto
Bug-Eaten
Not Bug-Eaten
Shinobu Kawajiri
Nijimura's Father
Koichi Hirose's Mother
Ayana Hirose
Kosaku Kawajiri
Josuke's Savior
Police
Junko
Masaji
Sachiko
Lady Murakami
Ghost Alley's Residents
Takashi and Kazuko Sugimoto
Gonta
Ichiro Morishita
Yoshioka
Akira
Minayo
Yuya's Fangirls
Kimura
Minako Okura
Satoru Nakae
Mika
Hiroshi Yoshimura
Rio
Kai Harada
Sakai
Asuka
Rika Tachikawa
Yamashita
Masaya Yoshizawa
Hirata
Delinquents
Josuke's Groupies
Robber
Nijimura's Mother
Mr. Hirose
Bikers
Class President
Speedwagon Foundation Agent
Speedwagon Foundation Ship Captain
Old Monk
Banker
Kira's Coworkers
Centipede Shoes Store Owner
Kawajiri Family Cat
Morioh Tourist
Mikitaka's Mother
Rude Nurse
Rio's Neighbor
Paramedic

Part 5

Giorno Giovanna

Bruno Bucciarati
Leone Abbacchio
Guido Mista
Narancia Ghirga
Pannacotta Fugo
Trish Una
Coco Jumbo
Pericolo
Diavolo
Vinegar Doppio
Squalo
Tiziano
Carne
Cioccolata
Secco
Polpo
Mario Zucchero
Sale
Risotto Nero
Formaggio
Illuso
Prosciutto
Pesci
Melone
Ghiaccio
Scolippi
Luca
Sorbet and Gelato
Donatella Una
Man X
Paolo Bucciarati
Abbacchio's Partner
Anita
Diavolo's Mother
Antonio Rossi
Mrs. Menini
Mela Ghirga
Monica Ultello
Airport Security
Giorno's Admirers
Giorno's Mother
Giorno's Stepfather
Female Prison Officer
Old Janitor
Truck Driver
Narancia's Father
Narancia's 'Friends'Elderly Victim
Teacher
Blackmailing Criminal
Woman Saved By Mista
Thugs Killed By Mista
Bruno's Mother
Drug Dealers
Copy of Coco Jumbo
Venetian Suit Man
Hotel Maid
Bug-Catching Boy
Sardinian Fortune Teller
Sardinian Taxi Driver
Soccer Kids
Natural Resources Workers
The Arrows' Creator
Drunkards
Diavolo's Foster Father
Victims of SCR
Flower Shop Owner
Scolippi's Girlfriend
Female Tourists
Unlicensed Taxi Driver
Yacht Renter
Assassination Target
Assassinated Woman
Fugo's Parents
Shady Engineer

Part 6

Jolyne Cujoh
Ermes Costello
Emporio Alnino
Foo Fighters
Narciso Anasui
Weather Report
Gwess
Irene
Anakiss
Enrico Pucci
Donatello Versus
Rikiel
Ungalo
The Green Baby
Johngalli A.
Sports Maxx
Miuccia Miuller
Thunder McQueen
Miraschon
Lang Rangler
Viviano Westwood
Kenzou
Guccio
D an G
Romeo Jisso
Perla Pucci
Loccobarocco
Gloria Costello
Charlotte
Atroe
Savage Garden
Sonny Likir
David
Ron the Viper
Mickey
Pinocchio
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Astro Boy, Mazinger Z and Tetsujin 28-go
Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf
Spider-Man
Kenshiro and Raoh
Mother Goat and Seven Young Goats
Prince Charming
Vincent van Gogh
Venus
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
Put Back Hero
Sergeant McCoy
Wes Bluemarine
MIH Bystanders
'Tom Cruise'
Jolyne and Ermes' Co-Prisoner
Hitchhiker
Jolyne's Mother
Jolyne's Lawyer
Judge in Jolyne's Trial
Strip Search Staff
Prison Doctor
Prison Hairdresser
Female Ward Security Staff
Pi-chan
Caterer
Blonde Bully
Bullied Prisoner
Prison Visit Guard
Search Party Guard
Male Prisoners Killed by Foo Fighters
Female Prisoners Killed by Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters' Would-be Bully
Courtyard Guard
Surveillance Technician
Prison Backyard Guard N#1
Prison Backyard Guard N#2
Prostitute Prisoner
Maximum Security Ward Prisoners
Anasui's Former Girlfriend
Little Prisoner
Speedwagon Foundation Doctors #2
Swamp Searching Party
Shoplifter
Bohemian Rhapsody Victims
Versus's Family
Judge In Versus's Trial
Juvenile Detention Inmate
Racist Detective
Nice Tourist
MIH Victims
Alternate Jolyne
Alternate Jotaro

Part 7

Johnny Joestar
Gyro Zeppeli
Lucy Steel
Steven Steel
Hot Pants
Mountain Tim
Diego Brando
Pocoloco
Sandman
Norisuke Higashikata I
Funny Valentine
Oyecomova
Pork Pie Hat Kid
Dr. Ferdinand
Ringo Roadagain
Blackmore
Eleven Men
Mike O.
Wekapipo
Magent Magent
Axl RO
D-I-S-C-O
Alternate Diego Brando
Benjamin Boomboom
Andre Boomboom
L.A. Boomboom
Mrs. Robinson
Sugar Mountain
Scarlet Valentine
Jesus
Gregorio Zeppeli
George Joestar I (Steel Ball Run)
Nicholas Joestar
Diego Brando's Mother
Marco
Captain Valentine
Urmd Avdul
Dot Han
Baron Roocatugo
Gaucho
Mark Becker
David Hagen
Paul Lukather
Dixie Chicken
Zenyatta Mondatta
Caravan Serai (SBR)
Baba Yaga
Nellyville
Sloop John B
Billy White
Iglesias
Fritz von Stroheim
Mack the Knife
Rotters Club
Nightfly
Kanye
Shigechi
Tarkus (SBR)
Mister.
Georgie Porgie
Dario (SBR)
Anne Joestar
Danny (Mouse)
Adam Pendleton
Silas and Mary Pendleton
Alice Pendleton
Pendleton Children
Sandman's Sister
Steel Ball Run Staff
Thief
Pocoloco's Fortune Teller
Sheriff
Gyro's Mother
Gyro's Siblings
Neapolitan Noble
Beautiful Prisoner
President's Aides
Diego's Wife
Farm Worker
Ringo's Father
Ringo's Mother
Ringo's Sisters
Potato Killer
Gyro's Hospital Patient
Milwaukee Gangsters
Wekapipo's Younger Sister
Wekapipo's Brother-in-law
Hot Pants' Brother
Shooting Witnesses
Coach Driver
Railroad Worker
Victims of Love Train
Funny's Father
Diego's Fans
Slow Dancer
Valkyrie
Silver Bullet
Gets Up
Ghost Rider in the Sky
Hey! Ya!
Hono
Foxy Lady
Little Wing
Crosstown Traffic
El Condor Pasa
Europe Express
#1
Peg
Ramblin' Man
Roxanne
Moon Flower
Nut Rocker
Country Grammar
Catch a Wave
Love Unlimited
Natalie
Black Rose

Part 8

Josuke Higashikata (JoJolion)
Yasuho Hirose
Rai Mamezuku
Norisuke Higashikata IV
Jobin Higashikata
Mitsuba Higashikata
Tsurugi Higashikata
Joshu Higashikata
Hato Higashikata
Daiya Higashikata
Kaato Higashikata
Kyo Nijimura
Yoshikage Kira (JoJolion)
Josefumi Kujo
Karera Sakunami
Holy Joestar-Kira
Tamaki Damo
Yotsuyu Yagiyama
Aisho Dainenjiyama
A. Phex Brothers
Dolomite
Tooru
Satoru Akefu
Urban Guerrilla
Doremifasolati Do
Poor Tom
Wu Tomoki
Dododo De Dadada
Ojiro Sasame
Maako Kitani
Suzuyo Hirose
Iwasuke
Hair Clip
Kiyomi Kujo
Rina Higashikata
George Joestar II (JoJolion)
Josuke (Dog)
Elizabeth Joestar (JoJolion)
Joseph Joestar (JoJolion)
Suzi Q (JoJolion)
Yoshiteru Kira
Teru
Norisuke Higashikata II
Toyoko
Norisuke Higashikata III
Tomoko Higashikata (JoJolion)
Sadafumi Kujo
Atsunori Iwakiri
Zaihei Nigatake
Rena Nanami
Mina
Taoka
Hospital Security Guard
SBR Hat Shop Owner
Kidnapped Girl
The Man from Josuke's Memories
Ojiro's Friend
Johnny's Daughter
Oblivious Grandmother
Crying Little Boy
Hospital Taxi Driver
Extortive Mother and Child
Shakedown Road Veteran
Three Drug Dealer Thugs
Carrier Girl
Shakedown Road Cops
Mysterious Baby
The Old Man in the Wheelchair
Aisho's Girlfriend
Yakitori Shop Owner
Bald Salaryman
Tourists
Muneyuki
Morioh Police Officers
Bar Owner
Milagro Man's User
Cab Driver #2
Courier Boy
Mature Woman
Female Delinquent
Jogger
Bicycle Boy
Cab Driver #3
Baby
Boy-scout Bully
Yasuho's Dad
Angry Patient
Woman in bed
Maako's Daughter
Bus Stop Murderer
Rock Human Mother
Mamezuku's Father
Mamezuku's Mother

One-Shots

Jolyne Cujoh (GUCCI)
Minoru Kaigamori
Kyoka Izumi
Nanase Kishibe
Rohan Kishibe's Grandmother
Noguchi
Pierre
Gaucher
Ikkyu
Naoko Osato
Gunpei Kamafusa
Mutsukabezaka
Shuichi
Mai Katahira
Mao Katahira
Obanazawa
Tomoya
Yoma Hashimoto
Mika Hayamura
Mochizuki Family
Moon Rabbit
Virgina
Dolce
Masago Ayashi
Dolce and His Master
Masago Ayashi
Bruno Bucciarati (GUCCI)
Leone Abbacchio (GUCCI)
Polpo (GUCCI)
Unicorn
Nizaemon Yamamura
Female Monk
Yamaoka
Interpreter
Leather Goods Artisan
Frida Giannini
Rocky
Yoshiki
Wanted Man
Confessor
Servant
Asian Man
Corn Market Workers
Daughter
Obese Man
Model Scout
Fitness Trainer
Deliveryman Sawaki
Gym Patron
Gym Manager

Light Novels

Michal
Absalom
The Scribe Ani
Takuma Hasumi
Chiho Futaba
Teruhiko Futaba
Akari Hirai
Hanae Orikasa
Trinita
Crybaby Boy
Coniglio
Sogliola Lopez
Rigatoni
Sheila E
Cannolo Murolo
Massimo Volpe
Vladimir Kocaqi
Vittorio Cataldi
Angelica Attanasio
Gianluca Pericolo
George Joestar II (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Lisa Lisa (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Tsukumojuku Kato
Penelope de la Rosa
Erina Joestar (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Steven Motorize
John Moore-Brabazon
Kenton Motorize
Darlington Motorize
Jonathan Joestar (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Joseph Joestar (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Straizo (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Ngapoi Ngawang Tonpetty (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Robert E. O. Speedwagon (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Dio Brando (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Antonio Torres
William Cardinal
Alejandro Torres
Maria Torres
Javier Cortes
Funny Valentine (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Messina (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Jim Graham
Ben Motorize
Faraday
Julio Gonzales
Edvard Noriega
Charles Rolls
Scarlet Valentine (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Mr. Fernandes (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
George Joestar I (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Danny (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Will Anthonio Zeppeli (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Poco (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Poco's Sister (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe)
Leonora Cortes
Juan Rovira Cortes
Isabella
Prunella
Graham Pendleton
Harriet Motorize
Frank Dimarest
Peter Fraser
Royal Aero Club Members
Vincent Lecoeur
Kars (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe: Future Timeline)
Jotaro Kujo (Jorge Joestar 1st Universe: Future Timeline)
Funny Valentine (Jorge Joestar 2nd Universe)
Lucy Steel (Jorge Joestar 2nd Universe)
Alternate Diego Brando (Jorge Joestar 2nd Universe)
Jorge Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Narancia Ghirga (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Rohan Kishibe (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Reimi Sugimoto (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Koji Hirose
Muryotaisu Nijimura
Fukashigi Nijimura
Bruno Bucciarati (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Leone Abbacchio (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Guido Mista (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Pannacotta Fugo (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Pocoloco Tripleseven (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Goyathlay Soundman (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Trish Una (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Vinegar Doppio (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Shigekiyo Yangu (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Aya Tsuji (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Enrico Pucci (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Yoshikage Kira (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Funny Valentine (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Funnier Valentine
The Funniest Valentine
Dolcio Cioccolata (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Secco Rottario (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Jonathan Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Dio Brando (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Jonda Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Jodoh Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Joseph Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
George Joestar I (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Joeko Joestar
Denta Shishimaru
Kosaku Kawajiri (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Shinobu Kawajiri (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Hayato Kawajiri (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Chien Kunimido
Prosciutto Cappano (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Pesci (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Ghiaccio (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Melone (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Johnny Joestar (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Hisao and Yohei
Guruguru Majin
Nail Peeler
Shirai Masami
Serika/Satoshi/Seshiru Kato
Namahage Detective
Takumi Kumoi
Sachiari Hakkyoku
Nekoneko Nyan Nyan Nyan
Chomaru Bariya & Others
Daibakusho Curry & Runbaba 12
Yukako Yamagishi (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Wilhelm Beer & Johann Mädler
Maria Urias Zeppeli
Giorno Giovanna (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)
Diavolo (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)

Other

Stand User
Old Man Stand User
Heaven Ascension DIO
Dija Maker
Scatola

Stands

Part 3

Star Platinum
Magician's Red
Hermit Purple
Hierophant Green
Silver Chariot
The Fool
The World
Tower of Gray
Dark Blue Moon
Strength
Ebony Devil
Yellow Temperance
Hanged Man
Emperor
Empress
Wheel of Fortune
Justice
Lovers
Sun
Death Thirteen
Judgement
High Priestess
Geb
Khnum
Tohth
Anubis
Bastet
Sethan
Osiris
Horus
Atum
Tenore Sax
Cream
Holy's Stand
Joestar Stand

Part 4

Crazy Diamond
The Hand
Echoes
Heaven's Door
Love Deluxe
Harvest
Killer Queen
Sheer Heart Attack
Bites the Dust
Aqua Necklace
Bad Company
Red Hot Chili Pepper
The Lock
Surface
Pearl Jam
Achtung Baby
Ratt
Cinderella
Atom Heart Father
Boy II Man
Earth Wind and Fire
Highway Star
Stray Cat
Super Fly
Enigma
Cheap Trick
Nijimura's Father's Stand

Part 5

Gold Experience
Sticky Fingers
Moody Blues
Sex Pistols
Aerosmith
Purple Haze
Spice Girl
Chariot Requiem
Gold Experience Requiem
King Crimson
Black Sabbath
Soft Machine
Kraft Work
Little Feet
Man in the Mirror
Mr.President
Beach Boy
The Grateful Dead
Baby Face
White Album
Clash
Talking Head
Notorious B.I.G
Metallica
Green Day
Oasis
Rolling Stones
Sorbet & Gelato's Stands
Resource Worker's Stand

Part 6

Stone Free
Kiss
Burning Down the House
Foo Fighters
Diver Down
Weather Report
Whitesnake
C-Moon
Made in Heaven
Goo Goo Dolls
Manhattan Transfer
Highway to Hell
Marilyn Manson
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Limp Bizkit
Survivor
Planet Waves (FKA Earth, Wind, and Fire)
Dragon's Dream
Yo-Yo Ma
Green, Green Grass of Home
Jail House Lock
Bohemian Rhapsody
Sky High
Under World
Boiling Water Stand
Emporio's Mother's Stand
Stand Collection

Part 7

Tusk
Ball Breaker
Oh! Lonesome Me
Scary Monsters
Cream Starter
Ticket to Ride
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
D4C Love Train
In a Silent Way
Hey Ya!
Tomb of the Boom 1 2 3
Boku no Rhythm wo Kiitekure
Wired
Mandom
Catch the Rainbow
Sugar Mountain
Tatoo You!
Tubular Bells
20th Century Boy
Civil War
Chocolate Disco
THE WORLD
Emerald Searcher's Stand

Part 8

Soft & Wet
Paisley Park
Nut King Call
Paper Moon King
King Nothing
Speed King
Killer Queen (JoJolion)
Fun Fun Fun
California King Bed
Born This Way (FKA Going Underground)
Les Feuilles
I Am a Rock
Doobie Wah!
Love Love Deluxe
Schott Key No.1
Schott Key No.2
Vitamin C
Walking Heart
Milagro Man
Blue Hawaii
Doggy Style
Brain Storm
Ozon Baby
Doctor Wu
Awaking III Leaves
Wonder of U
Kaato's Stand

Light Novels

Dark Mirage
Satanic Coupler
Ptah
The Book
Memory of Jet
The Cure
Public Image Limited
Joy Division
Purple Haze Distortion
Voodoo Child
All Along Watchtower
Manic Depression
Rainy Day Dream Away
Dolly Dagger
Night Bird Flying
U-Boat
Heaven's Door (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Grand Blue
NYPD Blue
Blue Thunder
Killer Queen (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
The Passion
Cube House
Arrow Cross House
Videodrome
The Iron Ladies
Stepmom
The World (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Gold Experience (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)
Gold Experience Requiem (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)
King Crimson (Jorge Joestar Unknown Universe)
Whitesnake (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
C-Moon (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Made in Heaven (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Jorge Joestar 37th Universe)
Rear Window
Singing in the Rain
Stray Dog
Face/Off
Right Stuff
Blob
Evil Dead
Twister
Fugo's Stand
Doppio's Stand
The World Ultimate
Ultimate D4CU-Boat Ultimate
Whitesnake Ultimate
C-Moon Ultimate Requiem
Made in Heaven Ultimate Requiem
Molting
Coulrophobia
Dream Manipulation
Wings
Dune
Dune Ultimate
The Trinity

Other

Stand User's Stand
Strange Relation
Gucci Bag Stand
Remote Romance
The World Over Heaven
House of Holy
JoJosapiens
The Shelter
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