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The Deep by Alma Katsu A Historical Fiction novel published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons on March 10th, 2020 Rating: goodreads bookdepository Someone, or something, is haunting the Titanic. This is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the ship from the moment they set sail: mysterious disappearances,… Trixie was a surprising ally to Alma, getting her clean even though it went against Al's direct orders, and being a friend to her when she really had none. So seeing Alma continue to talk down to Trixie - especially when Trixie noticed that she was using again - was just annoying, and completely uncalled for. 4 Felt Bad: Losing Ellsworth Enviar por e-mail BlogThis! Compartilhar no Twitter Compartilhar no Facebook Compartilhar com o Pinterest Alma Naturals offers two types of nail polishes – Acquarella which is a line of water-based nail polishes, with no DBP, toluene or formaldehyde (but since they are water based, they do not have the same staying power as your regular polish) and Karma Organic which is also free of harmful chemicals and will last as long as your conventional ... ALMA happens to be in my home country, Chile, so I met with the head designer team at their Santiago offices face to face: 'The current ALMA website is meant to be used for scientists, astronomers or journalists, but we want to invite people over to know the observatory, what we do and why it's so important!' they told me. Alma Alexander is an author whose books include the internationally acclaimed historical fantasy The Secrets of Jin-shei published in 13 language, and its follow-up, Embers of Heaven, set in a fantasy China. VOYA suggested that her Worldweavers series (Gift of the Unmage, Spellspam, Cybermage, Dawn of Magic) might be just the thing 'for readers suffering Harry Potter withdrawal.'
Picture book for all you multiple middle names nerds!
2020.09.21 17:20 kem282Picture book for all you multiple middle names nerds!
I came across a sweet picture book in my kid’s Scholastic book catalog that I thought all of you name nerds who love multiple middle names would enjoy- it’s called Alma and How She Got Her Name, by Juana Martinez-Neal. Alma has SIX names, after her beloved ancestors & tells a clip about each of their life stories. A must-have for anyone who decides on multiple middle names for their kiddo, so they can appreciate the scope of their own names, too!
2020.09.09 23:32 ClayGCollins9With Jay Hopson gone at Southern Miss, who will replace him?
The first coach opening has happened early this season, as Jay Hopson has resigned from Southern Miss. While controversial in his attempt to hire Art Briles, Hopson did lead the Golden Eagles to four straight winning seasons, so the new coach likely won’t have to do a complete rebuild. However, finding a coach may prove to be a challenge. Despite (presumably) a sparse number of head coach openings this season and the prime recruiting grounds around Hattiesburg, Southern Miss’ athletic department is facing huge financial losses. The Golden Eagles may not have enough money to court a big coach. Like Hopson, Southern Miss may target a talented FCS coach. That being said, here are a few potential replacements.
Fred McNair (HC Alcorn State): PROS: The older brother of Steve McNair, Fred was on Jay Hopson’s staff at Alcorn State before replacing him as head coach. Since then he’s led the Braves to a 30-19 record, four division titles, and two Celebration Bowls. He’s offensive-minded and has a good history of working with quarterbacks. And he knows how to recruit Mississippi. CONS: Alcorn State is McNair’s alma mater. He set passing records there and will have job security for years to come. He’ll be difficult to convince to leave. Also in four seasons McNair has been slightly worse at Alcorn than Hopson was (Hopson went 32-17). Also his teams are fairly undisciplined, and have had legal issues in the past.
Rhett Lashlee (OC Miami): PROS: Lashlee is one of the best young OCs in college football. Gus Malzahn’s disciple has built competent offenses at UConn and SMU and will now try to rebuild Miami’s tepid offense this season. Though he has no ties to the state Mississippi, he has a good record recruiting there. Lashlee will be a head coach sooner rather the later, and the Golden Eagles would be a great place to start his career. CONS: Lashlee doesn’t have any head coaching experience, but more concerning is his fact that even though he’s always improved the offenses he’s coached, he’s never coached a statistically leading offense. He may possibly have to take a pay cut at USM as well.
Hugh Freeze (HC Liberty): PROS: Freeze is a good coach. Excluding vacated wins, he’s left three different programs with a winning record. He’s a top-class recruiter and is good at spotting young coaches. He’s also a Mississippi native and a Southern Miss alum. CONS: Freeze left Ole Miss in a state of suspension and chaos. Even without taking into account his Ole Miss experience, his base salary at Liberty is four times Jay Hopson’s was at Southern Miss. USM can’t compete with those wages.
Larry Fedora (OC Baylor): PROS: Fedora’s head coaching career began at Southern Miss, where he led the Golden Eagles to four straight winning seasons, including a 12 win season in 2011. He has shown the ability to be a good coach, and a return to Southern Miss might help resurrect that. CONS: Fedora went 13-23 in his final three seasons at North Carolina, and oversaw a program meltdown. That’s a mark that will stick with a coach for a while. And would Fedora give up a nice coordinator gig for another head coaching attempt? He also gets paid more at Baylor.
John Grass (HC Jacksonville State): PROS: an acclaimed high school coach in Alabama, Grass has quietly emerged as one of the best FCS coaches in America. After taking over from Bill Clark, Grass led the Gamecocks to five straight OVC championships and a 58-18 record. He runs a high-powered offense that would feel right at home with the Golden Eagles. CONS: Grass is coming off a disappointing 6-6 season in 2019. In addition, Grass has never coached outside of the state of Alabama, and never coached in college outside of JSU.
Will Hall (OC Tulane): PROS: A name people should know, Hall has transformed Willie Fritz’s traditional triple option offense into something totally different that has become a favorite of CFB nerds. He has head coaching experience at West Alabama and West Georgia (where he achieved two straight 12-win seasons), making the DII playoffs with both- twice. He’s a Mississippi native and an alum of Mississippi’s famous JUCO pipeline. He’s only 40 too. CONS: while his offense is fun, it’s not a statistical leader. In addition he will probably be in contention for some P5 coordinator jobs this season. Does he want to take a risk with Southern Miss?
Other names to consider: *Scotty Walden* (IHC Southern Miss- he has a winning record as head coach at DIII East Texas Baptist, but at 30 is probably too young and inexperienced at DI level to lead the program permanently. But he has a whole season to prove otherwise), Mark Hudspeth (he looked like the next big thing at Louisiana, and still showed his talents as head coach of Austin Peay last season, but character issues a sudden resignation from the Governors makes him an unlikely choice), Nathan Brown (HC Central Arkansas- a Hattiesburg native, 34 year old Brown looks like a promising head coach, but has only led the Bears for two years and only one of those seasons was particularly impressive), Brian Bohannon(HC Kennesaw State- he’s gone 48-15 with the Owls since creating the program from scratch, but his triple option offense would definitely be a transition), Matt Luke (AHC/OL Georgia- a southern Mississippi native and a top tier recruiter, Luke was okay given the circumstances at Ole Miss, and may thrive in a lower environment. But he’d have to take a pay cut), Tim Rebowe (HC Nicholls- Rebowe has turned around a dismal Nicholls team into two-time conference champs, but he’s never coached outside of Louisiana), Willie Simmons (HC Florida A&M- he’s done a masterful job turning around two FCS programs on a shoestring and has ties to Mississippi, but for now seems happy in the HBCU scene), Ron Roberts (DC Baylor- a good-but-not-great coach at Southeastern Louisiana, Roberts is making bank at Baylor and will be hard-pressed to leave), Brent Pry (DC Penn State- a coordinator who will probably take a head coaching role sooner rather than later, but he has no ties to Mississippi or USM), Kerwin Bell (OA Florida- he’s gone 93-42 as a head coach and won a DII national championship, but the Florida native has never coached in Mississippi and FBS would be quite a step up for the offensive guru), Shannon Dawson (OC Houston- a former assistant to Hopson, Dawson is a Louisiana native who is slowly working his way up the coaching ranks, but may be too green to take on a head coaching role), David Duggan(DC Arkansas State- a longtime assistant who spent four years at Southern Miss, Duggan does have some head coaching experience as interim head coach at Arkansas State and with the Cologne Centurions in NFL Europe, but isn’t a very flashy hire), Brett Favre (while definitely the school’s most famous football alum, Favre just has one season of coaching experience as a high school OC, and with legal issues potentially pending, him taking over seems very unlikely), Cedric Thomas (DB Southern Miss- a staffer with head coaching experience and plenty of ties to the state, Thomas went a disappointing 8-14 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff), K.C. Keeler (HC Sam Houston State- he’s gone 233-95-1 as a head coach, but at 61 he’s probably not keen on an FBS adventure), Todd Monken (OC Georgia- arguably the best USM coach in recent memory, but probably an unlikely candidate since he left the job for the NFL at his first opportunity), Art Briles (HC Mount Vernon [TX] HS- I don’t think it will happen and I honestly hope it doesn’t happen, but if Briles coaches in the college game again... this is a possible place), Buddy Stephens (HC East Mississippi CC- this is a left-field pick, but he has a 115-16 career record and has produced at least eight DI assistants with the Lions).
I'm honestly not even sure this is an appropriate question to ask but I'm going to do it anyway. How do you feel about caregivers? My own story is (still) waiting moderation before it'll be posted on disability, but I'm a caregiver who is on 24 hour call for my disabled from birth younger brother. I feel like, people who end up dedicating significant parts of their lives to take care of a disabled loved one are often treated like ghosts by society. In my own case, I'm largely isolated outside of my immediate family so of course nobody knows that I exist but when I look around online and read stories from other caregivers I feel as though many of them would share my sentiments. When we share our stories, we get hit with stock responses such as omg you're a good brothesisteson/daughtehusband/wife/whatever else but, that's about it. After that, we get memory holed. I think that there's a lack of emotional/psychological support networks for people who have a caregiver role. It's one thing if you're a nurse or what have you, being paid to take care of someone you barely know but it's quite another when you're someone with no formal training who has been in a caregiving role for a family member for the majority of your lifetime like me and who will be in that role for their entire lives. No caregiver does what they do for recognition or props or whatever. If like me, you're doing it because you love the person that you're taking care of. Still, it's a challenge both for the person being cared for and the person giving care. Apologies if I'm doing this wrong. I'm 34, and I've never used Reddit until literally yesterday so I'm learning as I go. So yes, to close: How do you feel about caregivers? Is society doing enough for them?
Thanks for sharing--I am someone who relies on paid and unpaid home care workers/caregivers so I appreciate your question. I would say that this speaks to our society's devaluation of care and caregiving, which for the most part is done by women (and I think there's definitely a gendered aspect). It's not seen as 'real' work that requires expertise and skills. It's not respected. There are various advocacy groups for family caregivers and actual advocacy on caregiving policies if you are interested. For example: https://www.caregiver.org/ and https://www.rosalynncarter.org/
Hi hi! First time poster on AMA. (Am I doing this right?) I am so grateful for your time and attention today. I have a question about advocacy, one that leaves me awake at night. Is it even appropriate for me to advocate for people with intellectual disabilities, as a non-disabled person? To give a little background, I am not a person with intellectual or physical disabilities but I am an art educator for people with disabilities and my older sister is neurodiverse and I facilitate much of her needs, which is why I often talk about abelism and openly advocate for disability justice. However, and there are times when I’ve been told to “stay in my lane” when talking about disability, because I don’t have any lived experiences as a person with disabilities. I understand my privilege and the unequal power dynamic between people without disabilities and with disabilities… but I truly feel like I’ve been impacted by “disability” through the way our society marginalizes and segregates people with disabilities. I'd love to hear your perspectives. And thank you!
Hi there--it's my first time too and it's NERVE WRACKING. I think I'm doing ok. Thanks for joining. I think this is a tricky thing to navigate and I appreciate your question. We do need allies and advocates in the disability community, non-disabled people included. So much of what's needed for non-disabled people is how to remember to center it on disabled people and to not make it about yourself (because unfortunately there are lots of folks out there who do that and suck up all the oxygen and attention). The way you frame yourself is important too on how you talk about your approach with advocacy such as, "I'm working with" versus "I'm doing this for" things like that. And I also think listening to critique and taking it seriously by disabled people is important. You can stay in a particular lane and still be effective. The reason why there's such pushback at times is because we (disabled people) continually presumed to not be able to advocate for ourselves and that what we say doesn't have the same weight as when a non-disabled person says it (this is something I experienced). I hope this helps and encourage you to be as mindful as possible!
Hi Alice! I started reading Disability Visibility earlier this week and am really loving the range of authors and forms of storytelling in the collection so far. As someone who works in publishing, I was especially struck by the call to arms in your introduction for someone to form a disability-centered imprint at a publishing house, and more generally for the industry to hire more disabled employees. What do you see as some of the most common barriers and practices that keep disabled people from jobs in publishing? What do you think is the simplest first step that lower-level people without hiring power can do to make the workplace more accessible and inclusive?
I think of of the things that came out of the pandemic is the expansion of remote work. I was thrilled to see an internship by Macmillan (I think) that's all remote this year. HOWEVER, it was also bittersweet when I think of all the disabled and chronically ill people over the years who never had the chance due to location, work hours, lack of flexibility. Some of the barriers are immediately attitudinal: 'I can't find disabled candidates' or 'Can this person really do the job?' I also think there's a big class element too. Publishing, like other fields, is about networking and who you know. If publishing truly wants to face the reckoning in a meaning way they'll open up their ideas of what kinds of qualifications and skills are needed. They'll also offer opportunities for disabled and people from underrepresented communities to have work experience in a variety of ways, they'll provide material support for those who can't afford to travel or pay for things (but have the potential and talent). Things like that. I REALLY want to see more disabled and chronically ill people in publishing in all divisions/roles and that means transforming the way work is structured. And when you build in accessibility, it's going to benefit ALL. And hey, and spread the word about the idea of a disability-specific imprint with your colleagues! I'd love to help make this happen. Thank you for your question.
Hi Alice! I am the director of the disability services office at your alma mater. What general advice do you have for disabled students in higher education? Would your advice for students with a visible disability differ from your advice for those with an invisible disability?
Not sure which alma mater but maybe IUPUI, I'm guessing? My advice wouldn't be different for students with a visible or invisible disability. I would generally say: "You have rights and should not feel any hesitation in asserting them. You belong on campus and deserve to enjoy everything like any other student. There will be people who underestimate or dismiss you due to ableism but you are not alone--connect with other students on campus and at other schools because there is a wealth of knowledge and support out there"
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Thank you for your reply. Yes, I am at IUPUI. I apologize for not being clear. I would like to share your advice with students at IUPUI. Might I have your permission to post your advice --with attribution--on our web page?
Sure!! Take care--oh, those IUPUI days...
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I know one of the biggest issues is to get over the fear of stating I'm disabled, and asking for help. I went to SDSU for 6 years. Three of those, I put with walking long distances. Then I had a young man with an artificial leg confront me about why I was doing what I was doing. He went with me and introduced me to the disabled services department. I got a disabled placard and was able to drive on the campus and park at the front door for many of my classes. My grades skyrocketed and I was able to get in grad school.
That's awesome and thanks for sharing!
Hi Alice! I was curious about what advice you had for disabled editors who may want to put together anthologies / collections in the future? What did you learn that you wish you had known/what were some happy surprises along the way?
Hi Sandy! Thanks so much for asking this question. First, we need MORE disabled editors, copy editors, publishers! I would suggest if they are looking to do an anthology to think about what's missing and what they want to share with the world. What will make your collection different? I learned a bunch of things since this was my first time working with a major publisher--the joy of collaboration and the importance of respecting and defending a writer's style and voice. One surprise for sure is the amount of work finalizing a manuscript for print--I have a deeper appreciation of what goes into putting a book together and how many different people are involved!
Hey Alice, congratulations on the book! I'm currently talking to the folks at Penguin Random House to see who distributes the book in the UK, hopefully I'll have a copy in my hands soon! The book is the only book I can think of which has had a audiobook, e-book, and a plain language summary. What were some of the challenges in organising these versions of the book to ensure it would be as accessible as possible? I hope to see more books be this accessible!
Hi there! Thank you very much for your question. I know that several folks I know in the UK had trouble getting a copy, they were sold out or back ordered. I was delighted that the publisher released the e-book, audiobook, and paperback at the same time so that readers have options. And it was important to me to add as much complementary materials with the book that can open up discussion and access even further. I learned a lot from disabled people who use plain language on how this is an access issue that's often overlooked so I hired autistic writejournalist Sara Luterman to write the plain language version and writer Naomi Ortiz to write the discussion guide. I wanted as many free things to go with the book. If you check out my website, I recently added an infographic too! I do not know for sure if my book is the first to do all of this but I hope it encourages other writers to do the same! https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/book/
Hi, thanks for doing this AMA Have you found ways in making psychiatric disabilities more visible in a healthy/positive way?
Hey Alice! There is a huge numbers of people with disabilities that are into nerd/geek culture. How can we make more spaces Ike cons, comics or gaming more accessible and inclusive?
I am a total nerd/alien/cyborg so you're speaking my language! I see a lot of amazing disabled gamers on Twitch and other streaming platforms and all kinds of communities within fandoms that are by and for disabled people. One of my bucket list dreams for years was to attend San Diego Comic Con but I never got around to it (plus the heat and huge crowds scare me). It was pretty cool to see cons and other events go online this year and I hope that continues. I'd also love nerd/geek cons, events, platforms, and publications amplify disabled nerds, artists, makers! Thanks for asking and live long & prosper!
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Any streamer recommendations? The only one I currently is goodtimeswithscar.
You may of really liked but it would be very frustrating at times. Things might of changed, but the years I went, I took my son and daughters with me, it wasn't very fun at times. I'm life long disabled person. My disability is in my joints. I can walk with a cane at times. There was only one disabled station. It was on the first floor, tucked in the very back corner. No benches, chairs or water on the second floor. But it was amazingly cool as well. Got to see the first panel for the Avengers movie, and just too cool.
I used to go to Wondercon when it was here in the SF Bay Area many years ago and it was a much smaller and more manageable con. At least I had that experience and thanks for sharing!
What are some of the biggest changes/ improvements that still need to be made, to support differently-abled citizens, here in the US? What is the biggest challenge you (still) face?
Hey there! Thanks for your question! Answering this can take an entire hour but speaking for myself I feel one of the biggest challenges is the perceptions of what disability is and how it's not valued. For example, disabled people are killed by police at staggering rates, disabled people are killed by their family members, during the pandemic disabled and other people (older, Black, Brown, Indigenous) are considered disposable or 'acceptable' losses. So in a nutshell the believe that our lives have less quality than others. And this is a social/cultural issue that can't be fixed by a law
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As a an extremely physically disabled person, I love this answer. I love that you didn’t sugarcoat it.
Nope--gotta keep it real because lots of people don't realize how many structural things are against us!
What would you most like to tell us that no one ever asks you about?
So many deep dark thoughts....so many!! LOLZ. But seriously, I'd love to talk about things outside of activism all the things that I enjoy as a human being such as television, cat videos, delicious food, and other things. I have strong food opinions and am ready to share them with the world. Thanks for asking!
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Now I want to know your most controversial food opinion! What is it?
Let me think on this...this deserves a good answer. Will get back. Ok. Not sure if it's controversial BUT I think fries w/ aioli are better than fries with ketchup. I'll try to think of others...
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Do you have any pets?
Oh, I had the best cat a long time ago, his name was Meowmee. Rest in peace. He lived for a good long 14 years and our entire family was allergic but we suffered because he was great. After he died we moved into another home and decided it's better to have a dander-free environment. But I do love cats from afar!
What is the very best dessert?
Thank you for this excellent question! Ok, here are a few of my faves and I cannot rank them because it would be too difficult - Sliced peaches from the peak of harvest, it's like eating sunshine - Panna cotta or lemon posset - CHEESECAKE - Apple and/or pumpkin pie - Ice cream (flavors: coffee, peanut butter fudge, brown butter, or chocolate)
NOW I AM HUNGRY! I hope you eat something delicious today!
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What kind of peaches? As a person of Chinese decent also I always think of white peaches as my favorite.
I am very lucky to be in the SF Bay Area and a dear friend went to a peach farm and got me some delicious yellow peaches!! But yes, Chinese folks love white peaches too!
What is the biggest change you'd like to see in terms of representation of disability culture in media?
A few things but the very top is more disabled people of color!!! And especially all kinds of disabled people of color, who are queer, gender non conforming, immigrants, etc!
Hi Alice! Thank you so much for doing this! I was born with a facial difference but did not know I fit into the disability community until just a year and a half ago. Since becoming aware of this, I have been going down the long, complicated road of learning as much as I can about advocacy and representation…especially in performing arts and entertainment, which is my industry. Could you give some advice on advocacy for a “baby advocate” like me?
Hey there! I'm still a baby advocate too--still a work in progress for sure. I'd say figure out what you care about and different ways you feel comfortable expressing yourself. There are lots of different ways to be an advocate and you shouldn't feel any pressure to do things one way! The more you ground your advocacy on what you're passionate about, you can't go wrong. And welcome to the community!
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I appreciate you so much, Alice! Thank you for the advice and for everything you're doing! I'm halfway through Disability Visibility and cannot tell you how much of an impact it's making on my life.
That make me really happy and I am so glad the book means something to you. That was always the hope!
Hi Alice! I'm a librarian and editor. What do you think we can do to encourage the publishing of own voices disability stories and discourage non-own voices takes on the subject?
I LOVE LIBRARIANS (and editors)! Thank you for this question. I would say as librarians, hosting events and prominently displaying and supporting own voices stories would be a great start. Host events and programs/activities centered on work by own voices writers. As an editor, make own voices stories a priority. Not sure if you saw the recent hullabaloo on Twitter but Bookriot published a horrible recent list of books about disability that was majority non-own voices and disabled people were NOT having it. Pushing back on publications like Bookriot and demanding better coverage (and hiring disabled writers and editors) is something we can all advocate for!
Hi there Alice. Love what you are doing. MS sufferer and advocate here for youth and recently diagnosed. In my studies and experiences, MS and other autoimmune diseases and brain ailments have much in common and all benefit from each other when it comes to research. As great as that news is, I was curious about your views on two things. First, what do you think would be the most viable way to take what we know about disabilities and prepare it to educate a large demographic that would not understand the medical jargon and nitty gritty specifics (aka "explain to me like I'm five")? I've seen some great resources out there in sites and articles, but many still can go over heads or are not telling the full story. What medium do you think should be explored more as a possible connection point to the average person? Second, what is the best weapon against stigma you have seen so far and how you think the battle for awareness, acceptance, information, and change should move forward? And last but not least, do you have a kitty? If so, what kind? Thanks for your time!
I'm all for using a variety of mediums to reach people. Using plain language and being as honest as possible is always a good rule of thumb. You can also be specific or broad. I think we shouldn't estimate what people are capable of or interested in so as long as you are being authentic and telling your story in the way you want, you can't go wrong. I used to have a kitty (there's a question on here where I talk about my dearly departed kitty). Take care!
Hi Alice -- thank you so much for doing this AMA! What did you find was the most surprising part of publishing a book?
Hmmmm, everything's a bit of a surprise. I guess one thing is I do not know exactly how long the whole book promotion thing is supposed to last. It's basically a part-time job and one that I'm happy to do but it's a LOT of work and mostly uncompensated. I'm doing this for the love of the book and to get the word out as much as possible. Another thing is how fast things have to happen sometimes for the manuscript. Staying on schedule is a THING!
There’s a huge stigma against mental health disabilities, especially among American men. As an American man, what can I do to combat that and to combat the ableist American culture in general?
Hi, thanks so much for asking this question! I learn from people with mental health disabilities all the time. As a man, I would definitely explore and reflect on the role of masculinity in keeping men from being open about their mental health. It's an unfortunate American value that we prize 'strength' and that we don't associate strength with vulnerability and asking or needing help. We're all interdependent and that's what makes us stronger as individuals and as a community.
Hi Alice Really enjoyed your book it was incredible, Did my dissertation for my undergrad on the human rights abuses of disabled people in the UK. I am now planning to write a book on the oppression of disabled people in the UK as a whole. What tips would you give to a novice writer?
I want to make sure disabled people voices are elevated in the book. I also have my own experience to draw on. Dr Frances Ryan's book is what inspired my dissertation and was my most crucial source, I only wish it was required reading here in the UK. While I want to of course draw on the human rights abuses of the benefit system here, I also want to discuss peoples attitudes towards disability including both citizens and the media.
Hi Alice! Thanks for doing this Q&A! There's a growing subset of disability and amputee-themed porn online at the various adult streaming sites. Does the disabled community support this genre of porn for exposing disabled actors to the mainstream viewing audience, or do you view it as exploitation?
There are disabled people involved in porn and other forms of work in the sex industry and I support anyone who goes into this by choice and feels empowered by it. So many aspects of culture are exploitative because of the gaze and who is the one gazing and who is the object. And we've seen lots of artists and cultural workers subvert these notions.
Who are your favorite authors/what are your favorite books?
How do you think beauty standards interact with disabilities? I'd imagine it's overall negative, but regardless what are some changes/actions you'd hope to see both societally and within disability support groups to help overcome these effects?
Beauty is often associated with desirability, wellness, and 'good,' which is super problematic, right? Because the pervasive idea is that disability is not beautiful (literally and figuratively). For me, having more stories of people who are comfortable and confident with who they are is one way to push against these standards. It's also awesome to see disabled people in fashion as models and designers.
Hi Alice! I am trying to learn more about microaggressions and how we sometimes say stupid things that we think are positive but are actually causing pain. I know there must be many examples of this, but is there one microaggression that you encounter very often?
Compliments that really aren't compliments is one microaggression I face a lot. Like, one thing you can check yourself is if something is really worth praising if a non-disabled person did the same thing. Sometimes non-disabled people are so blown away by what I do and that can be low-key annoying because I'm just trying to live my life!
I missed your AMA but I’m hoping you’d be able to give me your opinion on internet spaces that are dedicated to “calling out” people who are believed to be faking being chronically ill or disabled? Like here on reddit is a sub called Illnessfakers Most of the people they talk about are people considered to have an invisible disability. Do you think fostering/encouraging this kind of scepticism is bad for the disability community or is it good to point out people who take advantage of the system even with the risk of being wrong about someone faking it? On one hand people with invisible disabilities already have so much trouble accessing support they need and not being believed but on the other these people may be taking up resources someone else really needs.
I was afraid of joining Reddit because of subs like that one! I HATE any speculation about a person's disabilities. I know many people who have been targeted and harmed by that online groups similar to that sub. I'd rather err on the side of someone receiving something than harassing and interrogating someone based on presumptions about their needs. No one can really know a person's needs by looking at them or interacting with them on a superficial level. Nor is a person obligated to defend or prove anything, especially to strangers when we know this information can be weaponized against them later on. The scarcity model shouldn't force us to hurt one another. For more, check out my interview with Dr. Doron Dorfman who has done research on this: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2019/01/27/ep-43-disabled-fakers/
Hi Alice! I'm a recent college grad diagnosed with a mental health disorder (clinical depression and substance abuse disorder - not active, but still a concern) a few years ago. As someone who's disability is very real but invisible, do you have any tips on how to go about (or if I should go about) disclosure in the workplace/romantic relationships/friendships? I find that talking about it with friends and family has gotten easier, but it's harder to know how to go about communicating how my disability affects my performance in a work setting, and how to go about telling romantic partners about these challenges in a way that doesn't act as an immediate turn off. Thanks for doing this!
It is TOTALLY hard, right?!? Even with an apparent disability, the need to disclose or explain stuff can be draining or anxiety-producing. I personally think identifying early on (in workplaces or relationships) might be helpful because 1) their reaction will let you know who they really are and you can decide whether they are a real friend or someone who cares about you and 2) people can at least start understanding you as a whole person and this is definitely part of who you are that you don't have to hide anymore. Again, there are always risks and it can be awkward or unpleasant. I would definitely seek out advice from other folks with mental health disabilities. There's also this website that might be of interest: https://www.invisibledisabilityproject.org/
Hello Alice, I had a question regarding anxiety and depression as disabilities. I recently went through our company’s yearly training and one of the courses was on disabilities. However there was no mention of mental health being a disability. There are days when I’m just so anxious I feel paralyzed and very unproductive. My managers are aware of my anxiety and are supportive and encouraging. While I’m not currently at any spot where this is significantly interfering with my life, I have had these spots and know I will have them again. I guess my question is, is having a diagnosed mental illness a possible disability currently? (USA) I don’t like using my few PTO days for when I have a series of days like this, and just wondered what your thoughts are in situations such as this, where a person can, for all intents and purposes, be incapacitated by anxiety/depression but it’s not something that’s an ongoing disability? TIA Edit: just saw your response to neonbluefox but if you could expound on that I would appreciate it!
It sure is covered under the ADA because your disability impacts one or more of your major life activities. One resource that might be helpful regarding interactions with your managers, your rights under the ADA, and any accommodations you may need in the future is the Job Accommodation Network https://askjan.org/
Hi Alice. I'm really bummed I've missed this AmA, but I'm hoping maybe you'll check back. Colourblindness is a disability most people overlook. What do you think is a good way to get game developers to add colourblindness support to their games? Here's what I've tried unsuccessfully with BHVR, creators of DeadByDaylight: -Emailing the company (no response) -Tweeting the devs individually (no response) -A daily tweet campaign attempting to gain visibility through repetition (no response) How do I get through?
Hey there! Thanks for your question! There are a bunch of disabled people in gaming who are also working in the industry or advocating for change. There's one person, Ian Hamilton, from the UK who has done a lot of work in this area who you might want to contact: https://twitter.com/ianhamilton_ There's also https://ablegamers.org/ And probably lots of other online communities just for disabled gamers who are equally passionate as you. Here's an interview I did with Cherry Thompson, another person you might be interested in: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2020/02/24/ep-71-games/
Hi Alice. I've struggled with chronic illness since at least high school, and after being diagnosed I struggled to learn how to advocate for myself with accommodations both at school and at work, especially since my illnesses are largely invisible. How does someone learn to advocate for themselves, and are there resources explaining how to fight against people or institutions who believe accommodations aren't necessary?
And having an invisible disability can be really tough in a world that constantly interrogates and doubts your access needs. Just know you are entitled to the same rights as other disabled people. The Invisible Disability Project might be a website to check out: https://www.invisibledisabilityproject.org/
I work in healthcare and my colleagues refer to any patient who presents in a wheelchair as “wheelchair-bound”. Is this offensive to wheelchair users? Thanks in advance
This is a term I hate--speaking for myself of course. Bound gives the sense that we are trapped or limited by them which as you know mobility aids are essential for freedom & independence. I prefer a more neutral, "wheelchair user" term to describe myself. And whenever you are interacting with someone, always ask how they prefer to be identified!
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I'm not Alice, but I am a wheelchair user. For me--and, I dare say, most would agree--our chairs are tools that allow us mobility and independence to work, socialize, shop, and adventure. Medical professionals are notorious for assessing quality of lifewith a disability quite negatively, and the term "wheelchair bound" implies imprisonment. In fact, it is freedom. You might check this out for a fun way to change that thinking: https://www.ted.com/talks/sue_austin_deep_sea_diving_in_a_wheelchair?language=en
What has the Trump administration done to or for the disability culture, good or bad, and what can we expect, better or worse, if Biden should prevail?
Trump has been detrimental to the disability community and so many other marginalized communities. We absolutely have to vote him out. Biden's disability plan is a zillion times better than anything Trump has laid out (although I was also a fan of plans by Julian Castro & Elizabeth Warren too): https://joebiden.com/disabilities/
My second question has to do with American Politics. Can you tell us a little about where your mind is at regarding this upcoming presidential election? And what are the things you're concerned about? And what are the questions we should be asking of our local and national politicians?
I think there's such effort to suppress the vote by the President that it's frightening. This is happening with cuts in the postal service and happening at the state level where all kinds of shady stuff is happening that disproportionately harm communities of color. The pandemic is also making it dangerous for a lot of people to vote in person and there are people capitalizing on that to disenfranchise voters.
Hi! I’m a physician working in a hospital setting. All too often, I am horrified by how little effort is made to provide accommodations for patients with disabilities, often resulting in completely dehumanizing situations. I’d like to advocate for these patients and change how hospital care is delivered. Do you have any thoughts about this? Any recommendations?
Hi there, thanks so much for this question. Isn't it ironic how healthcare settings remain so inaccessible?!? I am still trying figure out why that is. Such a long way to go to deal with racism, sexism, and ableism in medicine. One thing that's important to me is to have people from the disability community involved in a hospital's ethics committee (especially in light of the pandemic & development of triage guidelines). I would also recommend Patient Services to do a lot of outreach to the disability community about accessibility and accommodations AND for actual responsiveness & accountability when requests or complaints are made. It sucks, but sometimes disabled people who encounter barriers and try to work on finding a resolution have no recourse except for legal action because institutions do not comply with the ADA and other laws. One other thing--I hope there are more healthcare professionals with disabilities and there's a great campaign that you might be interested in checking out that highlights doctors with disabilities https://www.meeksresearchgroup.com/docswithdisabilities Thanks again for your questions!
My family is also from southern China and HK and I was wondering what the dialogue about disability was like for you, within that cultural context, particularly with respect to their views on you possibly having a family, children, career? I could say more about my own experiences but would just be interested in hearing about what messages you got growing up and how that affected your views of your own future.
Hey there! Yes, there's a lot of cultural stuff that was difficult for me as a disabled person. The usual stigma and shame. The feeling that something 'bad' happened that caused my disability or somehow it was my mom's fault. If you look in my post at the very top, there are 2 links to essays by me that touch on me being a disabled Asian American if you want to check out. Also, there's an awesome essay in my book by Sandy Ho who talks about her experiences as well!
Hi Alice, thanks for doing an AMA. I'm a webdeveloper myself and am always curious how visually handicapped people consume the web. So how does this work out for you, what do you use and how easy/bad is that to use? And most importantly: what can webdevelopers do to make it easier to browse their sites. I know there's a whole WCAG guideline, but that's not just for visibility. So whats most important for you to be able to consume the web easily? What do you often miss and what makes it impossible for you to do anything?
There are a TON of disabled people, especially blind people passionate about accessibility and specifically web development. If you are on Twitter, please check out the hashtag #a11y (accessibility) to discover a bunch of accessibility experts. I would listen and connect with those folks. For instance, Lucy Greco https://webaccess.berkeley.edu/about/staff-bios
Hey Alice! Thanks for doing this! I’m a big proponent of access for the disabled. I’m a grad student who was diagnosed with cancer half way through my program. I wanted to ask your thoughts with what your seeing that can be improved on for people with disabilities asking for help and ensuring access to help. When I was diagnosed I called my dean in tears asking what to do and while getting treatment, my school was supportive in terms of accommodating things I needed (access to class recordings when i didn’t go to class, moving clinical rotations when my immune count was low etc). But now that I am finishing up I am only now seeing that there are entire departments at schools that work on creating accommodations for students with disabilities. I recognize I am lucky my dean was so willing to work with me, but also, I had no clue of the office of disability services should he had not been so accommodating. Do you think there’s a way to help bridge that gap?
This is why community is so important because we're not alone and we can share our experiences and advice with one another. Many campuses have disabled student organizations or disability cultural centers. There's groups such as https://www.ahead.org/home
I'm a producecinematographer for tv shows, and i shoot a lot people with disabilities. Honestly it can be tough initially when someone is letting a camera crew into their life. I do my best to really understand that, but it's still hard. What's the best thing someone like me can do to make you more comfortable? I mean, I have my things, but it's more about actually being able to show my true empathy and appreciation for people struggling and sharing their life with the world through television.
I think giving the person as much agency in the process--considering the subject as a co-creator with you and to respect their feedback if they feel uncomfortable with something. Also, being very upfront about the theme and your approach because it's a huge risk for people to allow you into their lives when you have the control in the editing room. Giving people a preview of an early cut could also help so that if they see something that's a red flag they can let you know. In the end, you want people to be as proud of the end product as you are.
2020.08.25 00:46 mastr1121UA Teacher Traitor Theory
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THOSE WHO DON'T READ THE MANGA You've probably heard all the theories out there about UA traitors left right and center but I have one that I believe is very plausible. I think that there are multiple UA traitors and its a majority of the UA teachers Tell me what you think of this theory ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PART 1- NEZU quirks are supposedly the result of a disease from rats that altered human DNA over 100 years ago. Now in the first few years after quirks appeared we know Dr. Ujiko was born. Now, thanks to the current manga arc, we know Ujiko is at least 110 years old. We also know most medical experiments are done on rats. We know Ujiko created the quirk copying tech that created Nomu. I believe that Nezu's High Specs quirk was copied from a human and given to Nezu as a small scale test. The series even says "he's a very rare animal who "developed" a quirk". Now ask yourself what's more likely an animal suddenly gaining human intelligence or a human downloading an animal with human intelligence? I also believe AFO used him as a guinea pig for his commanding technology that lets him give orders that his Nomu have to follow. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PART 2- PRESENT MIC What do sports tapes do? Since everyone on this sub are all nerds (JK DON'T KILL ME PLEASE) I'll explain the best I can. They show what a team does well and what they need to work on. also anyone on the opposing team also has access to all the tapes they need. But if the team subs in a new player the other team is at a disadvantage. Now imagine something like the sports festival in the world of MHA. We know from the Licensing Exam arc that UA is the only school to broadcast their sports festival. Every single student not only performs at the sports festival but they put on their best show for the sports festival because it gives them a better chance of being scouted for their internships. However it also gives the villains a way to go "hmm, Todoroki has only just unlocked his fire powers so it'll be significantly weaker but watch out for his ice." or "Bakugo has a terrible temper, maybe he"ll be a good choice for the league of villains." or "Don't let Monoma get close otherwise he'll have my quirk to beat me up with" or "as long as Deku has fingers dodge and counter before going in for the kill" etc. I believe that Present Mic, as the announcer, has a major part in this scouting because he announces for these events. However sports tapes only give you so much information especially for such a packed event as the sports festival ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PART 3- ECTOPLASM Ectoplasm has the ability to create copies of himself. If it wasn’t for him the kids wouldn’t have access to their super moves I believe his job was to report to AFO about how their powers have grown after the sports festival and the lower levels of their power to show how they've grown and how many ways their powers could be used. Like “Izuku Midoriya has a new way of using his quirk incorporating kicks and his new iron soles increase his damage output” and “Uraraka uses battlefield debris to do double duty of helping stuck people and using it to fight” and “Bakugo now uses a portion of his explosion to deal more concentrated damage” and “Kirishima now hardens significantly more than he could before he’s now “a bulldozer” as All Might said. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PART 4- HOW IT ALL CONNECTS Until now, it was all just speculation but here’s the connective tissue. Kamino Ward, we all know this is where the battle between All For One and All Might took place that forced All Might into retirement. If All Might wasn’t hired by Nezu then that battle may have never happened. Alright, All Might may have stepped in because Bakugo went to his alma mater but in this scenario, his job would have just been that of a first responder: go in, protect the hero in training, stop the baddies, go home. However since he was now Bakugo’s teacher the job changes from first responder to specifically a cop. It’s a teacher’s job to keep their students safe at any cost. If Bakugo turned sides it would have been a bonus. Even bigger bonus if he could end the quirk that had been making his life so difficult for over a hundred years. I also believe All for One realized that Deku was Bakugo’s friend. Knowing All Might as well as All For One does, his protege would want to fight to get his friend back. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PART 5- META CONNECTIONS Now knowing his love of all things Star Wars what happened on the planet of Kamino in Star Wars canon, the creation of the clone army that would eventually end the Jedi wouldn’t it be fitting that the big reveal at the end of the current war arc, that Shigaraki activates a large scale mind control quirk and forces the hero teachers to turn on the students and kill them quickly and quietly shutting down all the new heroes who may be able to stop him only leaving Deku, Bakugo and a few other hero students left to stop him before a massive time skip.
2020.07.27 09:28 WWEandPokemonProfessional Wrestling Is An Underrated Medium of Storytelling
It's been said before that professional wrestling is a mixture of a soap opera and anime for rednecks, and while that may have been true up until a decade or two ago I have to disagree with that take nowadays. Professional wrestling is a mixture of a soap opera and anime for nerds for the most part today. Well, the die hard fans anyways. And you know what? It absolutely fucking rules. Oh, you're into elaborate fight sequences between two larger than life opponents that hit hard, fly high, and occasionally result in broken bones or loss of sight? Yeah, wrestling has plenty of that. You're into low to medium brow stories including, but not limited to, friendship, divorce, Scientology, karaoke, children's show hosts that house a vengeful clown demon within them, dinosaur luchadors, cowboy shit, and weed whackers? It's alllll there, brother. You're into actually well told stories told through the lens of professional wrestling? Well, it's not quite as common but it's certainly there, and that's what I'm here to talk about today! It should come as no surprise that I'm a huge professional wrestling fan but even I understand it's obviously not for everybody. I'm not trying to make anybody here into pro wrestling fans, just to shed some light onto a form of storytelling I don't see discussed nearly enough outside of places like SquaredCircle or other forums. Now I could just write paragraph upon paragraph of me just gushing about my love for professional wrestling or talking about all my favorite wrestlers but I'll instead focus on the storytelling aspect in the form of my favorite feud/rivalry of all time in Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa. Before I get into it I think it's important to note that the Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa story takes place in the US. This is important to note because different countries take different approaches to professional wrestling and have completely different histories concerning the topic. Professional wrestling veteran, Chris Hero, explained it best here as American wrestling being best classified as a morality play. The Beginning To start I'll cover the saga of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa and how they went from successful tag team partners and best friends with Ciampa even acting as a groomsman in Gargano's wedding with fellow professional wrestler, Candice LeRae, to a bitter, hateful, disgustingly personal blood feud. It all started in 2015 with Ciampa and Gargano both appearing NXT, a branch of WWE that serves as both a developmental system and as a "third brand" alternate to WWE's flagship shows RAW and SmackDown. Both Ciampa and Gargano had wrestled for years on the independent circuit (AKA professional wrestling's "minor leagues") and for a number of smaller companies prior to coming to NXT where they were soon paired up as a tag team despite being singles competitors for most of their respective careers. In early 2016 it was announced that both men had signed contracts with NXT and began to be featured in a much more prominent light, teaming together. For context, besides their general size and tagging together, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano could not have been more different. Just based off of looks alone (Gargano left, Ciampa right) this was absolutely an odd couple type pairing. In terms of their individual characters it became all the more apparent with Johnny being shown to be the perennial underdog with a heart of gold always willing to fight for what he thinks is right (hence the moniker of 'Rebel Heart' and 'Johnny Wrestling'). Tommaso Ciampa, however, is a man willing to get into the nitty gritty of it all, a killer instinct behind him even while he was teaming with Johnny. Hell, Ciampa's nicknames consist of the 'Psycho Killer' and the 'Sicilian Psychopath' for God's sake! In the ring they were different as can be too with Gargano being a much more technical and submission based wrestler who could go a mile a minute with Ciampa more so specializing in a rough, smashmouth kind of style with plenty of strikes and slams. Still, despite all these differences, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa were solid as can be inside and outside of the ring. Something about the two men just clicked. Relatively early into their relationship and partnership, having been in NXT for roughly a year together, WWE hosted what was called the 'Cruiserweight Classic', or CWC for short, which was a single elimination tournament of the world's most prolific cruiserweight (205 pounds and under) wrestlers. Naturally, in a tournament of 32 wrestlers, Gargano and Ciampa ended up facing each other in the first round. The whole match was an outstanding tale of two friends each wanting to win so damn badly but not willing to actively try and injure the other. A big turning point in the match was when Ciampa was setting up for one of his signature running knee strikes and began to slide down his kneepad in order to expose his bare knee and inflict some extra damage. Then, for perhaps the first time in his life, Ciampa showed mercy, sliding his kneepad back up. He was repaid for his kindness with a kick to the mouth and ultimately a loss at the hands of his tag team partner and best friend, Johnny Gargano (who went on to lose the next match in the tournament if you were curious). The seeds of betrayal had been planted. Meeting in The Middle In August of 2016 Gargano and Ciampa had their first real shot at tag team gold on PPV that ultimately ended in Johnny Gargano tapping out and the pair walking out empty handed. By this point, however, the unlikely tag team had earned the love of the fans and had officially branded themselves as "#DIY". Still competing just as hard, if not harder, than the other teams in the division #DIY earned themselves another opportunity to compete for the NXT Tag Team Championships in November of that same year. This time, in what many called a candidate for Match of The Year, the pair were successful, walking out of that match as the new NXT Tag Team Champions. Their dream had finally come true. Together, Gargano and Ciampa defended their titles against a number of opponents, always finding a way to come out on top. That was until the up and coming, absolutely monstrous tag team, the Authors of Pain, came along, having torn a path through the entire rest of NXT's tag team division. In January of 2017, having held the tag team titles for only two month or so, #DIY's reign as champions came crashing to a halt as the Authors of Pain wrenched their dream right from their hands. What followed was months upon months of Gargano and Ciampa trying their damnedest to win back what they'd dreamt of holding for so long, culminating in NXT's first ever tag team ladder match on PPV. May 20th, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois, was where friendship died. Psycho Killer You see, about a week prior to the show Tommaso Ciampa legitimately tore his ACL at an event. There were rumors of Johnny having to find a replacement partner, or the match being called off entirely, but Ciampa threw caution to the wind and showed up anyways to a goddamn ladder match. And in the match both Gargano and Ciampa did their absolute best against the juggernauts that are the Authors of Pain with Gargano even "sacrificing" himself and taking a shot from a ladder in place of Ciampa. Once again, however, the duo came up short, failing to recapture the championships they both longed for. Even then, the fan favorites of Ciampa and Gargano walked together up the entrance ramp to a chorus of "DIY! DIY! DIY!" from the Chicago crowd. The credits for the PPV were already rolling, closing out yet another great NXT event. And then Tommaso Ciampa brutally betrayed his closest friend. Later, Tomasso would explain exactly why he did it. Ciampa was sick of being an afterthought, he was sick of the so called "fans" fantasizing about who would replace him by Johnny's side, and he was going to make sure that if he was going to miss so many months of action that Johnny would be right there with him. The psycho killer had finally snapped and Gargano took the brunt of the consequences. After this, Ciampa was out for months on end physically rehabbing his ACL injury while Gargano was reeling in the aftermath of his best friend, the man that he trusted more than just about anyone in the world, including his own wife, assaulting him with intent to maim for reasons he couldn't understand. For a long time afterwards Gargano was in a bad place, his opponents taking advantage of his damaged psyche following the explosive breakup of /#DIY. Still, in December of 2017 Johnny was able to earn himself a shot at the top title in the entire brand, the NXT Championship. For once since the betrayal from Ciampa, Gargano's career seemed to be on the upswing, challenging for the championship in January of 2018 on PPV against then champion, Andrade Almas. Still, despite giving it all that he could possibly give, Gargano came up short in what some called the greatest match in the past decade for WWE. Standing tall after the hardest fought match of his career alongside his loving wife, Gargano, arguably the heart of NXT by this point, was given a standing ovation by the amazed crowd. Back turned to the entrance way, Gargano never saw it coming. Having gone through approximately 8 long months of surgery and physical rehabilitation, Tommaso Ciampa had returned as sadistic as ever, blindsiding Gargano with a steel crutch to the back. Tommaso Ciampa was back and he was out for blood. Rebel Heart vs. Blackheart Ciampa and Gargano were instantly at each other's throats, launching backstage assaults against one another, getting on the mic to demand the other comes out to fight, etc. Still, there was never an official one on one match between the two with Gargano eventually getting another shot at the NXT Championship with the caveat that if he were to lose then his NXT career was over. He was either walking out of that match as champion or he was just flat out walking out of the company. And then, due to interference from Ciampa, Gargano lost and was out of NXT. That is, until April of 2018 in which there was an unsanctioned match at the PPV set for Johnny Gargano to face Tomasso Ciampa one on one for the first time since /#DIY imploded in which Gargano would be reinstated if he won. This would also be Ciampa's first actual match since returning from injury. For those of you who don't know, an unsanctioned match is similar to a no holds barred or no disqualifications match where the only way you can win is via pinfall or submission with the added element of the match technically being "off the books" and unsanctioned by the company itself so as to avoid any possible injuries that could result from the match. On a personal note, this match is one of my favorites of all time, easily in my top 5. You know how wrestlers have their own theme music that they come out to the ring to? Yeah, Ciampa made his entrance to this match to nothing but the sounds of pure hatred from the audience. This match was brutal and personal in the purest forms of each word. Tommaso Ciampa let his unbridled killer instinct out against his former best friend while Johnny operated on pure heart in taking vengeance against the man who ruined his life. This wasn't a match where the main goal was to win, this was a match where both men wanted the other to suffer. Years in the making, so much mutual disdain between Gargano and Ciampa there was no mercy to be found in this encounter. Ultimately, locking in a submission that both ripped at Ciampa's surgically repaired knee and pulled back on his neck with the knee brace that Ciampa himself brought, Gargano won. Gargano won and justice prevailed that night in New Orleans. There you have it, the story of the most captivating and obscenely personal rivalry I've ever seen in professional wrestling. Now this wasn't the end of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa's saga, not by a long shot, but it was the climax of it in my opinion. Maybe if I were good at writing I would detail the entire rivalry with all it's twists and turns but I think I got my original point across pretty well; that professional wrestling can be an amazing storytelling medium. TL;DR: Wrasslin is cool, brother
2020.07.24 00:30 Superflaming85A story of friendship, powercreep, luck, and regret. So, so much regret.
After the absolute shenanigans that happened last night, this post needed to be made. Hi, I’m Superflaming85, and my friend is driving me insane. A few months ago, I got them back into FFRK by being a massive nerd about it, after they had stopped playing for years. They did have some decent relics from random pulls over time, with a few Awakenings (and not for “common characters”, either), but haven’t really been dedicatedly playing for years. If ever. So, I started to help them get through the Acolyte Archive books and the realm content, but it was fairly on and off for a while because of the acolyte archive stamina missions. Then those got removed. And then the story really starts.
Part One: Pre-Fest Prelude.
In the leadup to fest, once the stamina missions got removed, they played a lot more, getting through a lot of realm dungeons and other content and getting to the point where they made it through the nightmares and unlocked Magicite. Aerith had been their main healer for a while, thanks to getting her USB2 from a lucky draw at some point. And with the realm relic draw refresh...they got Aerith AASB. And I don’t know if they got Sephiroth AASB from that or the Dark draw, but that happened at one point. And when going through their relics, we discovered that Gabranth’s Chain was also gotten at some point. Maybe from past pulls, maybe from Dark draw, this part is a bit more of a blur to me. However, it was at this point I learned about a...curious habit they had. They liked doing single, 5-mythril pulls, and not saving for a full pull. This, of course, frustrated me, but I drilled into them the habit of doing full 50 pulls exclusively. ...Or so I thought. But basically, they were doing pretty well for themselves! They had a decent spread of Awakenings throughout the elements (although a bit of a deficit of magic tech), and mostly just needed more Chains and support tech! Their best team was definitely Dark, though, with Seph and Gabranth. ...Oh, if only we knew what was to come.
Part Two: The Fest That Broke Me.
Last Fest was the first fest they’ve actively participated in. And before it even started proper, they were off to a good start, getting 6* Relics from pretty much every Parade roll until FF6. (Which “just” gave them Shadow Burst) The lucky draws and other pre-fest rolls were a mixed bag, with the other highlight being getting Tama AASB dupe from the AASB lucky and the G10. And then came fest proper. For banner 1, I learned that they had gone back to their habits and had been doing some single pulls. I learned this because of their two new copies of Kuja AASB. But after stressing the importance of doing 50 pulls, they caved, and finally did another. (I thought they saved up Mythril, but after yesterday they revealed they did pay for this pull) And Dr. Mog popped up. And worked his magic. Twice. Elarra Sync. Tyro Sync. So, of course, we’re both freaking out. Them because two syncs, and me because now I have to re-evaluate everything and help re-do a bunch of teams, especially since they got Tyro Sync when it would actually be really useful! They then dedicated some pulls on the Core banner with tickets, and got...Dr. Mog AASB. They actually had pretty meh luck on the core banner overall with tickets, but did pick up Elarra’s USB1, 2, and Tyro’s USB1 and 4. (And OSB, which we laughed about.) And I think another copy of Dr. Mog AASB. But then fest resumed as normal, with completely normal results from the relic draws. And by that I mean getting Edge’s Glint+ when they already had his Awakening in the same pull they got Vincent Chain from one of the ticket draws. And I think Rikku Water chain at some point from the free stuff. And then Banner 3 dropped, which I was personally excited for! (I got jack shit) But I did recommend rolling on it when they had enough for the good stuff on it, and left it at that as fest resumed. And in the middle of the night, I got a message. They did another single pull. Seph Sync. Like the Dark team wasn’t good enough already. And, for our sanity, I’m happy to tell you that that’s about where the bullshit lucks ends. For now. ...Well, aside from somehow getting Kefka and Golbez Awakenings, since the game thought they had gotten too much physical darkness and not enough magical darkness because they clearly needed more Darkness users. So all in all I’d say that was a pretty good fest for them.
Part Three: The Calm.
At this point, we had returned to actually working on content to catch them up. And in general, the team of Tyro/Elarra/Gabranth/Seph/Ignis had been doing pretty well for stuff like events and realm dungeons. And then we started working on the Dreams. They weren’t too hard, but I stressed that they’d need to at least drop one or two people for them if they wanted to keep stuff rolling. ...They didn’t. But they cleared anyways, allowing them to pick up Touched by Darkness and Demon’s Cross. And even level up the FF7 Historia Crystal to use. Prior, they’d been using FF15’s thanks to having Gladio and Cor AASB, because yay, omni-imperil. We called that team “Team Noctless”, because it was pretty much everyone BUT Noctis from the realm. Then they started on the D250 and D280 Torments, handling the FF15 and FF7 ones no problem thanks to their tech in each realm. So then I basically patted them on the back, told them they had done well with their tech, and that they should probably either wait to do more until they got better stuff, or drop Tyro and/or Ignis for on realm characters to lessen the penalty. And that was that. Or so I thought. Not too long later, they told me that they’d been doing pretty well in the Torments, making their way through more of them with the Dark team! ...The dark team with 0 on realm characters. Where all damage is divided by 2.5. That got a lot of grumbles out of me, but I wasn’t too “upset”. After all, the D250s were pretty easy, you know. Low health and (comparatively) low damage reduction compared to what comes later. At least the D280s would require more strategy. ...I think you know where this is going. That team, despite Tyro hitting for a “piddling” 5k per hit, is still enough to beat the D280 torments, despite them being resistant to all elements and reducing damage to a third. I even tried pitting the team against Zodiark to see if its bullshit would be enough to handle this bullshit. It. Wasn’t. Enough. Powercreep, man. Powercreep. Oh and they also picked up Seph’s HA thanks to all their pulls and Archeoavis. ...And threw some 11-draw tickets at the Ice element banner, because it was still their weakest element. That’s where we met Dr. Mog’s AASB #3.
Part Four: The Storm.
And then we reach the current Tactics event! As FFXIV fans of Ivalice, and as both of us were in need of pulling for holy tech, I did say that this banner would be worth grabbing stuff from! ...And like clockwork, a few nights later I got a message. “You’re gonna be mad.” “Don’t tell me you did a single.” Agrias Limit Break Overstrike This happening when, you know, the free draw Magicite tickets are, which were supposed to be feeding that habit! Although it was pretty bleh on its own, since they had nothing else for Agrias. Not too long after, we were in a Discord call, and they had done enough realm dungeons to save up for another 10 pull. So they streamed it via Bluestacks, and I watched. ...it was 1/11, which we groaned at as we watched the orbs fly. Then we got to it. And Dr. Mog showed up. We watched, transfixed and amazed. Would the 10 pull finally come through as better? Templar Shield. Yet again. The groans could probably be heard around the world at that point. And at this point, my friend semi-jokingly said that they’d never do a 10 pull again since single pulls were so much better. Over the next few days, they kept doing that to continue the joke. Gafgarion AASB made us both facepalm since they clearly needed more dark tech. Marche AASB just made me groan because it’s not what either of us wanted but it’s still really good. It’s just that the only holy tech they had was also support holy tech, and no actual dedicated attacker. They even got Alma’s USB2 from the other Tactics banner! And then, in the middle of the night two days ago, while I was sleeping… Bestowed Blade reached Hone Rank 5 And then they got the elemental ticket from the daily login and threw it at ice. Dr. Mog Awakening #4 At this point, we were absolutely, positively done with this shit. But, against our better judgement, when they farmed up 50 more mythril from the various events and shenanigans...they did another 11 pull on Tactics. 2/11. Maybe this would break the luck curse? Would this be the time we didn’t have to deal with lucky bullshit?! Dr. Mog thought otherwise. At this point, we were resigned to the Templar Shield #4, thinking that was as memey as things could get. Gafgarion Sync. Ramza Chain While my friend sighed in relief, I was having a mental breakdown at a few sudden realizations. (One of them being that my friend already had more Syncs than I did) My friend had talked about doing the Dream draw for Agrias Awakening, because after all that can you really not say it’s a sign from a higher power? ...But with Agrias AASB, Marche AASB, and Ramza Chain…they pretty much already had a holy team. Ramza’s Realm Chain could work as a Holy Chain.They inversed the Ramza Chain joke. And on top of that...they had Tyro USB4. They had Tyro USB1. They had Tyro Glint. They had Tyro OSB. ...And an on-realm healer in Alma. That sounds like pretty solid Dreambreaker tech to me. So, they did it. They bought the gems, and did the Awakening pull, both of us sure things couldn’t possibly get any more insane. We raised our eyebrows at the pull itself being 3/11, but didn’t think much of it, because it was a dream draw pull. How good could it possibly be? Then we got to the 3 relics. And then the skip button disappeared. No. No NO NO! Dr. Mog wasn’t done yet. Noctis. Sync. And Zidane Awakening. When Zidane was one of their favorite characters in Dissidia. (And Barret Burst, because the pull wasn’t already memey enough without a Gunarm) I don’t know what to say anymore. Dr. Mog is Woke. Everything I know is in shambles. I’m a consistent year-one player and they already have a better Dreambreaker, Holy, and Darkness team then I do. I had to tell this story because just look at this shit. Tiamat didn’t break me. Syldra didn’t break me. Dark Odin didn’t break me. Ramuh and Ifrit didn’t break me (although they came close). This has broken me. Nothing is sacred. Rate up is a lie. Praise be the church of one-pulls.
2020.07.04 16:09 gunerkanRaf Sistemleri için Kurulum
Raf Sistemleri için Kurulum Raf sistemleri için kurulum çoğunlukla son işlem olarak yapılmaktadır. raf sistemleri pek çok kişinin hayatını kolaylaştıran belli bir düzene sokan bulunduğunuz alanlara da estetik bir görünüm veren bir düzenektir. Raf sistemleri ifadesi denilince akla gelen ilk şeylerden biri depo alanlarında kullanılmasıdır. Bunun dışında raf sistemleri denildiğinde markette kullanılanlar vb pek çok alanlarda ihtiyaç duyulan düzenekler akla gelmektedir. Raf sistemleri için kurulum çoğu zaman kullanılacak olan alanlarda yapılmaktadır. Raf sistemleri artık sadece ticari alanlarda değil özel yaşam alanlarımızda da gerekli görülmektedir. Özellikle düzen oluşturulmak istenen odalar için yapılmakta olan özel tasarımlar ile evlerde kolayca uygulanmaktadır. İstenen alanlara kullanılmak istenen durumlara göre düzenlenmekte olan raf sistemlerinin her yerde hayat kurtarıcı bir etkisi olduğu da tartışılmaz bir gerçektir. En basit surumla erzak odaları için düşünülen ilk şey raf sistemleri düzeneğidir. Erzak odaları için doğru şekilde yapılan raf sistemleri sayesinde istemediğiniz kadar eşyayı en düzgün şekilde muhafaza edebilirsiniz. Mutfağınızda yer alan her erzak için belli bir düzen oluşturduğu gibi çok yer kaplayan eşyalar için bile yer oluşturabileceğiniz dolayısı ile de düzen oluşturduğunuz bir düzeneğe sahip olacaksınız. Raf sistemleri için kurulum ne için istediğinize nerde kullanacağınıza göre belirlenen modelin belirlenmesine göre yapılmaktadır. Günümüzde raf sistemlerine duyulan ihtiyaç artık evin içi için evin her odası için duyulmakta olan bir düzenektir. Özellikle bayanlar için giyinme odalarında istedikleri düzeni sağlamanın tek yolu raf sistemleridir. Bayanların her gün ama her gün alacakları bir şeyler olması her gördükleri kıyafeti alma istekleri çeşitli çeşitli çanta ayakkabı istekleri yüzünden evin hiçbir yerine sığmayan bu kalabalık için tek çare raf sistemleri uygulamalarıdır. Raf sistemleri için kurulum yapılma aşaması en son noktadır. Önce nereye ne için kullanılacağına göre belirlenen raf sistemleri modeli sonrasında ortaya bir proje çıkarılır. Bu proje sonrasında kullanılacak malzemeler de belirlenerek ortaya çıkarılacak raf sistemlerinin en son aşması olan kurulum yerinde en güvenli en sağlam en profesyonel bir şekilde yapılmaktadır.
2020.06.27 20:11 rayanngraffFavorite names from a name book I stole from my synagogue in 5th grade
My dad was recently cleaning out his house, and sent me this book. I checked it out from our synagogue library and (accidentally) never returned. I've clearly been a name nerd for a while. The book provides the English name, origin and meaning, plus the Hebrew version. It is actually split in two sections, so you can look up names via the English or Hebrew. Here are some of the more unique/interesting ones. Not necessesarily my style, but more just names that caught my eye: Boys:
Alter (Yiddish) - Old one
Arnon (Gaelic) - Roaring Stream
Aubrey (Tuetonic) - Fair-headed
Ben Zion (Hebrew) - Excellent Son
Beryl (Yiddish) - a bear
Boaz (Hebrew) - strength and swiftness
Caspar (Persian) - Treasure master
Doron (Hebrew) - gift
Ephraim (Hebrew) - Fruitful
Hirsch (Yiddish) - a deer*
Hillary (Latin) - Cheerful
Judah (Hebrew) - One who is praised
Lowell (Teutonic) - Beloved
Mandell (Tuetonic) - Comforter
MayeMeyer (Hebrew) - One who brightens
Myron (Greek) - Myrrh, fragrant
Orson (Latin) - Bear
Vito (Latin) - Life
Xerxes (Persian)- Fighting King
Zedekiah (Hebrew) - Justice of the Lord
Adina (Hebrew & Greek) - Delight
Alma (Hebrew) - Maiden
Athalia (Hebrew) - God is exalted
Ayala (Hebrew) - deer* or gazelle (also Ayalet)
Blossom (English) - a flower
Civia (Hebrew) - a deer*
Dova (Saxon) - a dove
Eunice (Greek) - Happy victory
Gilda (Celtic) - Servant of God
Hedy (Teutonic) - Lady of defence (same as Hedda or Hedwig)
Leola (Teutonic) - Deer*
Liebe (Yiddish) - Love (also Liuba or Luba)
Malvina (Celtic) - handmaid
Mindel (Yiddish) - comfortor
Rosabel (Latin) - a Rose
Thalia ( Greek) - blooming, joyful
Wenda (Welsch)- White, fair
Zemira (Hebrew) -Song
Zilla (Hebrew) - Shadow
*I'm struck at just how many names mean deer! edit: spelling
2020.06.25 14:47 oldcloudswhitepathGive Me Guidance Internet Friends
I need some advice on a current dilemma. That dilemma being medical school and whether or not an averagely intelligent, white man like yours truly could ever break into this pedestaled profession. A little background on me: I graduated from college in 2017 with a degree in Exercise and Nutrition, and to say I neglected my studies in undergrad would disrespect those who only neglected their studies. I did not go to class. Like ever. You know that person you would see at the end of the semester for the fist time to take the final? I was him, and he was me. I was a mythical creature in my Biochemistry class, ethereal, appearing one second only to disappear the next. I’m a folktale of my alma mater. Thing was, I didn’t feel like I had much of a reason to be there, and basically wanted the degree and to GTFO. So I got the degree and got the FuckMcMuffin out there, ending up with a 3.23 cGPA and 2.6 sGPA. I was a kid obsessed with rock climbing and mountaineering, who didn’t give two Irish Shites about Avacado’s number. Anyway, as soon as I graduated I fell into a job at a software company (this was a lucky break). First in basic marketing role, then in project management, and now am heading up the sales of a healthcare software (also a lucky break) whilst still doing project management for the first company (another one!). Money’s good, life is good, and yet… I want to become a doctor. JUST LIKE THE LOT OF YOU. Part of me thinks this is hella hubris and I should thank my lucky stars I’m not homeless for the years of degeneracy. Who am I, ghost of chemistry classed, to think that I could hang with the best of them, aka you nerds. Anyway I did a grade calculation, and if I did 2 semesters of pre-requisites, and landed all A’s my cGPA would only go up to a 3.37. That beyotch ain’t moving. She’s settled down and is raising 3 children in Pennsylvanian suburbs. But that sGPA would sky rocket to a 3.36. That’s almost a 3.5 if you squint… My grades are FUBAR, but is there hope? What would you guys do to help your application if we Freaky Friday'd and, god forbid, you were me? I’m genuinely asking because there are other options out there if this is a fool's errand, and because my childhood dream was NOT doctor (it was a paleontologist). I was in the hospital a lot as a tot and doctors were the devil to me. Always sticking me with needles and putting things in places they didn’t belong. That’s partly why I want to be pediatrician, because the docs that I encountered as a kid had the demeanor and general appearance of a prolapsed anus. But if this shit’s just not in the cards you can let me know. I’m only human and so my own grasp on the situation is subject to my own innate biases, which tend to skew towards optimism at the expense of any and all practicality. I’ve considered getting a Masters in counseling as another path. Way less money than being a doc, and you don’t have to descend into the heart-of-chartness that is healthcare bureaucracy. But I guess if I wanted money I’d stay in software, and as long as I can afford my seltzer water addiction, I’m frosty. Anyway, what would you folks think is my best bet at getting into med school. For the record I’d like to one day do either pediatrician or psychiatry, I don’t know if it matters. Any and all help is much appreciated. Bless up.
2020.06.06 06:03 Economy-Prune-3418o dia q eu me caguei na escola
Olá luba, editores, gatinhas, turma (chat mimi) e pessoas (ou n) que estão a ver Tinha acabado de me mudar p uma nova cdd, com isso entrei numa nova escola, até aí td bem né, tava no 6/7 ano Ia ser meu 1 dia de aula lá, no café da manhã comi monte de coisa, a merda já começa aí.. Fui bem lindíssima p escola "vo me enturmar, esse ano vai ser ótimo". Tava na aula de geografia (ro**** vai tomar no cu), e comecei a sentir aql bela pontada q dói na alma, dps veio mais uma, ja tava querendo me jogar daquela janela. Pedi pra ir ao banheiro e vaca não deixou (so qria soltar meus peidin em paz). Como ela n tava dando matéria, fui tentar fazer amzd com as nerd (péssima escolha) Começamos a conversar tranquilo bacana aí fui rir e soltei um peido mais alto q ronco de bêbado, elas me olharam no fundo da minha alma, eu tentando disfarçar solto "mds qm que soltou isso ta podre". óbvio q elas sabiam q tinha sido eu e começaram a rir de minha pessoa, e a dor na barriga so aumentando. Pensei cmg msm "no intervalo, vo ir no banheiro e soltar tudinho", a burra esqueceu q escola pública o vaso é td fdd, n tem papel (e qnd tem roubam), e a porta sem tranca né. Sinal bateu, fui em direção ao banheiro. Como o ngc ja tava apertado, abri a primeira cabine que vi entrei, peguei a mais fdd. Sentei no vaso e dale merda, foi tanto ngc q parecia o guri de matilda q teve q comer aquele tanto de bolo. Qnd terminei, meu cu doía de uma forma que pqp, fui toda iludida pegar o papel p me limpar e cadê o papel?? Num tinha. Eu num tinha uma amg p me ajudar. Qq eu pensei "vo ir pra casa msm" Levantei minha calcinha na força do ódio, senti a merda na bunda , e tava fedido de uma forma.. coitada das gurias q tava la perto. Enguli seco e fui a caça das tia, encontrei a martinha e pedi p ligar pro meu pai vir me buscar. Ai ela pediu p eu esperar q ele tava vindo. Sentei no banquinho td fdd, so qria lavar meu cu Vejo meu lindo pai careca, meu deus nunca estive tao feliz. Pra vc sair da escola, o responsável tem q assinar um bglh la ne. Aí a tia diz assim " qual o motivo dela estar saindo mais cedo?" e meu pai q ama me ajudar ne "vishi ela teve uma caganeira" aí ela soltou aquela risadinha mds eu so qria ir pra casa. Cheguei em casa, tomei um belo banho, lavei meu cu, fico oh cheirosin. Aí lembrei q tinha uma prova de mat, pedi p pai me levar na escola dnv, pq sou mt estudiosa ne..KKK Cheguei la, fiz minha prova e dps voltei p casa. Meu pai me zoa ate hj e levo papel higiênico pra td lugar A lição de hj é: smp ande com um rolo de papel higiênico e n roubem pq um dia vc vai precisar e n vai ter fdp bjs lubinha <3
2020.06.05 15:41 NolitaNostalgiaHow to honor my late mother's name in naming my daughter?
I'll be 37 weeks pregnant come Monday, and my husband and I have yet to commit to names(!!!). We're having a girl. My mom, whose name was Grace, passed away 8 years ago. I'd love to honor her in some way in naming my daughter (whether it's through her first or middle name), but there are some issues I have with using the name Grace outright:
Grace seems to be one of the most common middle names out there (akin to Mae, Rae, Lynn, Marie, Jane, etc).
My husband's ex, with whom he was in a relationship for 8+ years, is named Grace. This coincidence is frustrating to me, but what can you do? It's not like they dated casually for a few months; they have too much history for me to want to use this name, and I know my husband won't want to use it even if I really wanted to because of this.
My sister already gave my niece the middle name Grace, also to honor our mom.
My mom was Korean, and her Korean name means something along the lines of "light" or "sunshine." So, one idea I had was the name Lucy/Lucie, which means 'graceful light.' It would combine both Grace and her Korean name, indirectly, which I like. I've always been a bit neutral about the name Lucy, but I think it could grow on me. Another name we've considered is Alma, which means 'nourishing, life-giving, soul.' We love the meaning. I don't think Alma Lucy or Lucy Alma necessarily flows well together - or does it? I much prefer the sound of Alma Lucia, but my hesitation is the double '-ah' endings. Names we like that might be suggested but can't be used: Claire, Clara Would love to hear any other suggestions you name nerds might have!
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GOSTOU PORQUE VOCÊ É UM DESCARADO MALDITO SEM PAI MOLESTADOR DE TRAVESSEIRO INFELIZ E DIGO MAIS: SEU CARLOS BOLSONARO IMBECIL REMELENTO ROLINHA MILIMETRICA PAUZINHO MICROSCOPICO TETUDO SUA BUNDA PARECE UMA BUCETA SEU XEXEQUENTO MAU CARÁTER GOLPISTA CLONADOR DE CARTÃO SEM FUTURO SACANA RETARDADÃO NEM SUA MÃE GOSTA DE VOCE SEU CAMINHÃO DE LIXO QUE PASSA AS SETE DA MANHÃ DE DOMINGO COM OS GARIS GRITANDO CAMINHÃO DO LIXOOOOOOOOOO E TE ACORDA PARTICIPANTE DE CULTO SATANISTA PACTEIRO DE BELZEBU SUA NAMORADA TE ABANDONOU PELO SEU VÍCIO EM FILMES RUSSOS CULT SEU ZERO A ESQUERDA CURTIDOR DE KPOP U DO URUBU ABANDONADO NA FRENTE DO ORFANATO SACOLA DE MERCADO CHEIA DE BARRINHA DE CEREAL SEXTA FEIRA MUITO LOUCA POCT POCT POCT PÓ FICA DE 4 NOIS BOTA SEM (???) TREPA TREPA TREPA TREPA TREPA VIGÉSIMA SINFONIA DE BEETHOVEN FILHOTE DE HITLER BROXADÃO CRIADO POR RATOS MOGLI O MENINO BROXA SEU DROGADINHO DO CARALHO SEU PAI FUMA PRENSADO COM PÉ DE INSETO DENTRO JACK FUDIDO BOCA DE PELO SEU REVIEWER DE LETTERBOXD DINGO BEL DINGO BEL SEU PAU É MURCHO QUE NEM MEL ESQUIZOFREUD SEU TEXTOS CRUEIS DEMAIS PRA LER RAPIDAMENTE AMANTE DA POESIA DE RUPI KAPUR FÃ DO FILME HER POIS É AMIGO EXISTE UMA RAZÃO PRA SUA FAMÍLIA NÃO TE CHAMAR PRO CHURRASCO NO DOMINGO E O MOTIVO É ESSE SEU CHEIRO DE MIJO COM CEBOLA SEM PAU MURCHÃO INCEL FUDIDO ATÉ O TALO UMBIGO SALTADO PRA FORA OUVINTE DA JOVEM PAN CAUBÓI CHORÃO TU GOSTA É DE PESQUISAR POR ROLA BONITA E VERDE NO GOOGLE MAMADOR DE SHREK FUDIDO TU NÃO TEM AMOR PELA SUA PRÓPRIA INTEGRIDADE COMO HUMANO VERMEZINHO DO INFERNO EU ESPERO QUE MORRA DA FORMA MAIS INFELIZ POSSÍVEL SEU LIXO DO CARALHO VOCE VAI COMPRAR COCAINA ATRÁS DA ESCOLA E TE VENDEM MAIZENA POR 100 REAIS SEU BURRÃO BEBEDOR DE PORRA DO CARALHO SUA MÃE OUVIU BTS UMA VEZ E FALOU QUE PREFERIA QUE VOCE FOSSE QUE NEM ELES SEU DESMAMADO TETA DE VACA PIERCING NO CU VOCE CHEIRA A SALGADINHO DE PIMENTA COM PRESUNTO SEUS PAIS CHORAM NO BANHO QUANDO LEMBRAM QUE VOCE GOZOU QUANDO SUA PRIMA TE DEU UM BEIJO NA BOCHECHA VOCÊ ACHA QUE É ENGRAÇADÃO NÃO É? POIS É AMIGO NINGUÉM NUM RAIO DE 200 KM TE SUPORTA SEU ASPIRANTE A TOALHEIRO VOCÊ MERECE CASAR COM UM CACHORRO COM SARNA PRA APRENDER OS PRAZERES NÃO ESCRITOS DA VIDA, VOCÊ PENSA NISSO E FICA EXCITADO SEU DEGENERADO, VOCÊ PENSA NAS NUANCES DA NOBRE ROLA DE UM CACHORRO E NÃO MEDE ESFORÇOS PRA AGARRAR ESSE SEU PINTO MIXURUCA E COMEÇAR A SE DIVERTIR COM AS MAIORES ATROCIDADES DESSA MENTE DOENTIA, FURRO MERDA VOCÊ CORTA CARNE COM TESOURA ESCOLAR E VOCE COME O RESTO DE COMIDA QUE FICA NO RALO DA PIA SEU ESQUIZODOIDO ASPIRANTE A JACK NICHOLSON EM O ILUMINADO APOIADOR DO CHRIS BROWN ESCARNECEDOR IMPIO CAVALO DA CARROÇA DO FARAÓ FILHO PRÓDIGO MÃEFODEDOR BUNDABURACO SEU CLIENTE DA NEXTEL ANARCOCAPITALISTA IMITADOR DO PAULO KOGOS QUANDO VOCE FALA DEUS VULT SUA MÃE EVANGELICA TE METE O CHINELO SEU NAZIPARDO FUDIDO AO QUE PARECE A DEDADA NO CU QUE O PADRE SÉRGIO TE DEU 7 ANOS ATRÁS NÃO FOI SUFICIENTE POIS VOCÊ AINDA PENSA NAQUELA ENORME SALSICHA QUE ERA O DEDO ANELAR DO VELHO HOMEM, AINDA FICA FELIZ PENSANDO NO ATO REPUDIÁVEL E NOJENTO QUE ESTE CONSUMOU, VOCÊ PARECE TRAUMATIZADO E NO FUNDO SABE QUE A SOCIEDADE TE JULGARÁ INEVITAVELMENTE, TAL QUAL FAÇO NESSE EXATO MOMENTO. A MENTE DOS HOMENS É UM MISTÉRIO PRA TODA A ETERNIDADE E VOCÊ SABE DISSO MELHOR QUE QUALQUER UM; QUANTAS FORAM AS NOITES ÍNSONES QUE PASSOU ATÉ PODER SE SENTIR MINIMAMENTE BEM CONSIGO? POBRE GAROTO, VOCÊ AINDA SERÁ CHAMADO DE PODRE POR MUITOS! NÃO SE ACANHE, CÁ ESTOU PRA TE DESGRAMAR SEU MALDITO TEU PAI É GOGOBOY E SUA VÓ É STRIPPER BANANÃO QUANDO UMA MULHER TE VÊ ELA LIGA PRA POLICIA ACHANDO QUE VIU O CTULHU SUA MENTE É PERTURBADA VOCÊ VÊ FANART DE FURRY E SE MASTURBA ENQUANTO IMAGINA UMA VELHA GORDA PISANDO EM VOCÊ COM O PÉZÃO 48 DELA SEU ESCUTADOR DE MUSICAS QUE TOCAM NA C&A DOIDO BURRO SUA CARA É UMA MISTURA DE VOLDEMORT COM SMEAGOL SEU ROMANTIZADOR DE LOLITA SUA ALMA É PODRE NEM TOMANDO MIL E QUINHETAS BOMBAS VOCE IRIA FICAR FORTE MAGRELO FUDIDO FRACO MOMENTO MELHOR CENA DO HUMOR MUNDIAL E O QUE FEZ O GATO ANTES DE SAIR PRA RUA? O MORDEU E 2 MINUTOS DEPOIS? VOLTOU A MORDE-LO E 5 MINUTOS DEPOIS? VOLTOU A MORDE-LO E 10 MINUTOS DEPOIS? VOLTOU A MORDE-LO E 20 MINUTOS DEPOIS? VOLTOU A MORDE-LO COMO SE CHAMA ISSO? REMORDIMENTO HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GOSTOU PILANTRA? NÃO CONSEGUE LEVANTAR NEM UMA FOLHA DE PAPEL SEU HITLERZINHO AFINAL ÉS TÃO HORRÍVEL QUE PARECE UMA MISTURA DE HITLER MUSSOLINI IMPERADOR HIROITO VLAD O EMPALADOR GENGHIS KHAN E AS FADAS SENSATAS SEU NOJENTO ESCUTA AQUI SEU BORBOLETINHA NA COZINHA QUE FAZ PORRA QUENTE PRA MADRINHA SEU ESCRAVOCETA FAZENDO AS COISAS POR MULHER INGRATA SEU PERNA DE PAU OLHO DE VIDRO E NARIZ DE PIKA DURA NENHUM DOS SEUS FAMILIARES QUER SER ASSOCIADO COM SUA EXISTÊNCIA MISERÁVEL E ESTÚPIDA, SEU DESCONTROLADINHO QUE BATE PUNHETA PRA RULE 34 DE AVIÃO DA BOEING QUE SOFREU ACIDENTE E AS VÍTIMAS NUNCA FORAM ACHADAS JÁ QUE ELAS ESTÃO NO OCEAN, SEU LIXO POUCA BOSTA. QUANDO VOCE VAI CAGAR A BOSTA OLHA PRA SI MESMA COM DESGOSTO POR TER SAÍDO DESSE BURACO ONDE JÁ ENTROU A BONECA BARBIE DA SUA IRMÃ MAIS NOVA, SEU PERVERTIDO DESGRAÇADO O PLANO DA NASA DE COLONIZAR MARTE NÃO É ATOA NÃO PARCEIRO, NINGUÉM AGUENTA MAIS LEMBRAR QUE VIVE NO MESMO PLANETA QUE VOCÊ, SEU CACHORRO BILLYZINHO FUGIU DE CASA E SE JOGOU NA FRENTE DE UM CAMINHÃO PRA ACABAR COM O SOFRIMENTO QUE ERA TER UM ULTRA FARO E SENTIR SEU CHEIRO DE EGIRL IMPREGNADO EM TUDO QUE É CANTO SEUS PAIS SÓ NÃO TE TROCARAM POR UM PEIXE PALHAÇO PORQUE VOCÊ NÃO VALIA NEM UM TERÇO DO NECESSARIO, E OLHA QUE ELES TENTARAM PASSAR A PERNA NO VENDEDOR, IMUNDO MERDALHEIRO ALA PERA PERA PERA LIGUEI AQUI PRA CÂMARA DOS DEPUTADOS ELES TÃO QUASE APROVANDO A LEI QUE TORNA CRIME SUA APARIÇÃO EM PUBLICO PORRA QUE LINDO VAI VIRAR CRIME VOCÊ MOSTRAR PRA ESSA CARNE CRUA MASTIGADA QUE VOCÊ CHAMA DE FACE E EU TO EXTREMAMENTE FELIZ, SÓ DE PENSAR NO CONCEITO DA EXISTÊNCIA DESSE SEU NARIGÃO DE BATATA EU ME VOMITO TODO SABIA? CHORUMOSO CAGALHADO, VOMITO A COZINHA, A SALA, OS QUARTOS, O SÓTÃO E OPA MINHA CASA TA TODA REDECORADA SÓ POR EU TER ME AVENTURADO EM PENSAR NA DESGRAÇA QUE VOCÊ É, AMALDIÇOADO DE OITO ANOS MENTAIS PIRIRIMPIRIRIMPIRIRIM ALGUÉM LIGOU PRA MIM ADVINHA QUEM É? 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QUE TAL SUA MÃE VS DIETA? LOL AQUELA IMENSA OU SERÁ TEU PAI VS RUSSIA AQUELE BAITOLA?????? TENHO MUITO MAIS A DIZER: VOCÊ É TÃO NOJENTO QUE SEU MAIOR VÍCIO É CHEIRAR GOZO EM PÓ ENQUANTO BEBE O CÁLICE DE PORRA, SEU BEBEDOR DE GOZO DO CARALHO. MAS SABE O PIOR? É QUE É A SUA PORRA, JÁ QUE NENHUM HOMEM DEIXARIA VOCÊ MAMAR A PICA DELE CONSENSUALMENTE, SEU FUDIDO CARA DE BALÃO DO CARALHO. SUA CARA É TÃO FEIA QUE PARECE UMA ARGAMASSA DE BUCETA, LEROY MERLINZINHO DE MERDA, PARECE UM BONECO DE CERA COM ESSA MERDA DE CARA ESPINHENTA NOJENTA QUE NEM 500 LITROS DE ROACUTAN CONSEGUEM MELHORAR ESSA SUA SITUAÇÃO, ANÊMICO FILHO DA PUTA. FALANDO EM ANEMIA, PARECE VOCÊ, SEU MAGRELO ZÉ PALITINHO DE ENFIAR NO DENTE DO CARALHO, GINA COM PÊNIS SNIF SNIF MINHA NOSSA QUE CHEIRO DE IDOSO MORTO HÁ MAIS DE 3 SEMANAS DE QUEM SERÁ QUE- AH SIM! SEU SUVACO DESGRAÇADO E ESSA PIZZA DE 2 MESES QUE TU CARREGA SEU DESALMADO COMO PODE LEMBRAR DE JOGAR LOL O DIA INTEIRO E FINGIR QUE ESSE ABORTO ESMERDALHADO NÃO DORME NA SUA AXILA? NÃO EXISTE PESSOA SÃ NESSE PLANETA QUE NÃO CONCORDARIA EM TE PRENDER NUM ZOOLÓGICO. OS BABUÍNOS TE TEMEM SÓ PELO CHEIRO SEU BUCETADO QUE DESFEITA UOPA UOPA QUE ANIMAL DE TETA É ESSE QUE ESTOU VENDO? AH É, É VOCÊ SEU PORCO DO CARALHO, VOU ATÉ TE CHAMAR DE POLICIAL, FILHO DA PUTA BACON DO CARALHO. BACONZITOS. É ISSO QUE VOCE É! ALIÁS, VOCÊ TEM CHEIRO DE BACON MESMO. BACON DE UM PORCO TORTURADO DEBAIXO DO PORÃO DO CHARLES MANSON E QUE FICOU PODRE, SEU ARREGAÇADO ARGENTINO ARREGÃO. BIP BIP ALERTA DE CU BIZARRO REPITO ALERTA DE CU BIZARRO AMIGÃO VOCÊ TA PRESO DE ACORDO COM O ARTÍCULO DOZE DA MINHA PICA ALVEJANDO SUA MÃE SEU CU PARECE TANTO SUA CARA QUE EU FICO CONFUSO DE ONDE OLHAR NA HORA QUE VOU CONVERSAR CONTIGO (MEU GUILTY PLEASURE) EU TE ODEIO MAIS DO QUE ODEIO A TAYLOR SWIFT E OLHA QUE ELA ESQUARTEJA BEBÊS PRO CULTO DELA DE SWIFTERS SEU COCÔZÃO NINGUÉM TE LEVA A SÉRIO VOCÊ SE ACHA O REI DA IRONIA, BABACÃO CABEÇA DE NÓS TODOS TETA DE VÉIA FAGOTEZINHO HAHAHAHA MAS VOCÊ AINDA TA LENDO ESSA COPYPASTA??? MAS VÁ SE FUDER AMIGO TU ACHA QUE TA FAZENDO O QUE? ABSORVENDO CONTEÚDO? GASTANDO TEMPO? AMIGO INDEPENDENTE DO QUE VOCÊ ACHA, A RESPOSTA É QUE VOSSA SENHORIA É EXAGERADAMENTE BICHONA E SÓ CONSEGUE SORRIR QUANDO ENFIA UM PACOTE INTEIRO DE SALAMITOS NO CU. O TIÃO DO TRATAMENTO DE ESGOTO AINDA QUESTIONA O MOTIVO DOS TOROÇOS ANDAREM VINDO QUE NEM O PINHEAD COM OS GUERREIROS DE SALAME QUE SOBREVIVERAM AO OCRE QUE É ESSE SEU BURACÃO SEM AMOR, FALAÍ, CHUPETINHA DE COCÔ, ESSE TEU BAFO AÍ É DE QUÊ? DE BOSTA QUE VOCÊ COMEU PELO SEU FETICHE EM SCAT? DE PORRA? DE PELO DO CARALHO DO TEU PAI? AH, DEVE SER DAQUELE CADAVER DE UMA CRIANÇA QUE VOCÊ COMEU SEM NEM ESQUENTAR, SEU PSICOPATA PERTURBADO XUPISCO WHEY PROTEIN DE PIROCA. VOCÊ NÃO PASSA DE UM VIADINHO QUE AMA SENTAR NUM CANAVIAL DE ROLA E ASSISTIR FILMES PSEUDO CULT PRA IMPRESSIONAR A GAROTA DA SUA SALA QUE TEM HORROR A VOCÊ E FOGE DE TI SEMPRE QUE TE VÊ, COM MEDO DE ACABAR MORTA NUMA VALA PELO SEU OLHAR DE QUEM NUNCA VIU UMA BUCETINHA GOSTOSA NA VIDA, FRACASSADO NERDÃO. VASELINA DE ACENDER CUZINHO DE VELHO GORDO ESQUIZOFRENICO GORDO QUILOS MORTAIS DO CARALHO, URUBU LIXO. VOCÊ NÃO É NADA MAIS NADA MENOS QUE UM GRANDE TOLETÃO DE BOSTA, UM ENORME TOLETÃO DE ESTERCO, DE COCÔ, DE MERDA, DE FEZES, SEU TROGLODITA IRRESPONSÁVEL, NEM PRA SER UM OGRO DO CARALHO. PERDÃO AOS OGROS, JÁ QUE ELES SÃO LEGAIS, SHREK TÁ AÍ. VOCÊ É SÓ UM TOSCO, UM SAPO DO OLHO COSTURADO. BOM DIA PRA VOCÊ, MOTIVO DA CRIAÇÃO DESTA LEI QUE PREVÊ COMO CRIME O ATENTADO AO PUDOR, COMO VAI? ANDA SE SENTINDO BEM COM O ENORME PESO DE SER A DEFICIÊNCIA DA NOSSA SOCIEDADE? O BASTARDINHO RODELA DE FURICO COM ESPINHA? EU ESTOU AQUI PARA TE AJUDAR MEU RAPAZ, ACREDITE. VEJA POR EXEMPLO MEU DEDÃO DO PÉ DIRETAMENTE NO SEU OLHO SEU TERATOMA EM FASE ADULTA CURIÓ DO BICO AMARGO PIERCING NA TETA DA DAMARES UIUI PASSIVO AGRESSIVO UIUI PRIMEIRAMENTE VADIA DE BERMUDA, QUEM PASSA AQUI É SUA NAMORADA PASSA MAL VENDO O PEPINO DO PAPAI A AGRESSÃO FICA POR CONTA DO RABÃO DELA QUE JÁ TA ROXO DEPOIS DE ENTRAR EM CONTATO COM MINHA PÉLVIS FURIOSA MLK, FICA ESPERTO AÍ SOMMELIER DE PIROCA TORTA, JÁ QUE O DESEMPREGO TÁ AUMENTANDO E NINGUÉM VAI QUERER CONTRATAR UM XUPINGA PICA MOLE MICROSCÓPICA QUE NEM TU, SIRIGAITO DO CARALHO. VOCÊ DEVIA PARAR DE BATER PUNHETA PRA HENTAI DE CARRO TETUDO E SAIR DO SEU QUARTO, BICHO PREGUIÇA DA PORRA. AH, ESQUECI QUE VOCÊ É TÃO, MAS TÃO TOSCO QUE NEM SUA MÃE QUER OLHAR PRA TUA CARA DE RESTO DE ABORTO. LEMBRA DO SEU PARTO? NÃO NÉ SEU FILHO DA PUTA, MAS QUANDO SUA MÃE GRITOU DURANTE A CIRURGIA NÃO FOI POR DOR E SIM POR SENTIR QUE ESTAVA DANDO LUZ A UM RASCUNHO DO DIABO MAL FEITO CAGADO ESPIRRADO CHUTADO CHORADO E MIJADO. SUA CABEÇA PARECE UMA RASPADINHA DE CASPA, JÁ QUE VOCÊ NÃO LAVA ESSA IMUNDICE FAZ CINCO ANOS, CHEGA CRIOU NINHO DE RATO AÍ NESSA MERDA. QUASÍMODO FILHO DA PUTA, ESSAS COSTAS TODA TORTA VOCÊ ANDA DEITADO POR ESSA INCLINAÇÃO FUDIDA, SEU DESCOMUNGADO. AH, ME DISSERAM (COM LAUDOS MÉDICOS CONFIRMANDO) QUE VOCÊ É PORTADOR DA SÍNDROME DO BUMBUM GORDO GULOSO NECESSITADO DE PIROCA, ESSA BUNDA É UM PORTA-VIBRADOR, SÓ LEVA PIROCADA DE PLÁSTICO JÁ QUE NINGUÉM OUSA ENTRAR NESSA CAVERNA DO DRAGÃO, FEDIDA ESCURA E INFINITA. A INSPIRAÇÃO AÍKKKKKKKKK: "FILHO DA PUTA, VOU COMER SEU CU. ARROMBADO DO CARALHO, SUA MÃE ALUGA A BUCETA PRA COMPRAR FIXADOR DE DENTADURA PRO SEU PAI, AQUELE CORNO BROXA. CHIFRUDO, VOU ENFIAR MEU BRAÇO NO SEU ÂNUS E ARRANCAR SEU INTESTINO. LOGO DEPOIS VOU ENFORCAR SUA AVÓ COM ELE, AQUELA VELHA BISCATE QUE FAZ CROCHÊ PRA FORA EM TROCA DE PICA. SUAS TIAS TÊM PÊLO NO DENTE E SUA IRMÃ TEM POLENGUINHO NA VIRILHA, SEU GRANDE FILHO DA PRÊULA. SUA MÃE DAVA LEITE DA CABEÇA DO PAU DO SEU PAI PRA VOCÊ BEBER, FILHO DA PUTA. ISSO MESMO, VOCÊ TOMAVA MAMADEIRA DE PORRA DESDE CRIANÇA. POR ISSO É O RETARDADO MENTAL QUE É HOJE, SEU ZÉ BEBEDOR DE SUCO DE CARALHO. O PADRE TE BENZEU COM ÁGUA PARADA, HOJE VOCÊ SOFRE OS EFEITOS RETARDADOS DO AEDES AEGYPT QUE SE ALOJA DENTRO DO SEU OUVIDO, SEU MONTE DE ESTERCO. SEU AVÔ ARROMBADO USA FRALDA E TE OBRIGA A LIMPAR OS CAGÕES DELE COM UMA COLHER DE DANONINHO, SEU CAPACHO DO CARALHO. SUA MÃE TE FAZ DORMIR COM O REX, AQUELE CHIUAUA FILHO DA PUTA E CHEIO DE SARNA. E DURANTE A MADRUGADA O REX ABUSA SEXUALMENTE DE VOCÊ, ATÓLA A PATINHA DENTRO DESSE SEU CU PELÚDO, SEU FRACASSADO. LEMBRA DA JANDIRA, AQUELA SUA PRIMA MONOTETA ? POIS É, ENFIEI UM TACO DE BASEBALL NO CU DELA. A MÃE DELA DEU O FLAGRANTE NA GENTE E AO INVÉS DE FICAR BRAVA, PEDIU O TACO EMPRESTADO. VADIA DO CARALHO ESSA SUA TIA, SÓ PODE TER APRENDIDO COM SUA MÃE, AQUELA BISCATE. QUE ALIÁS, CONTINUA CHUPANDO O CARALHO DO ZÉ DO PACOTE, O TRAFICANTE QUE MORA AÍ DO LADO DA SUA CASA DE BARRO, SEU FILHO DUMA MACONHEIRA VAGABUNDA. O CABELO DA SUA MÃE É TÃO RUIM QUE ELA FAZ CHAPINHA NOS PÊLOS DO SOVACO E USA UM DESODORANTE COM CONDICIONADOR CAPILAR, AQUELA VELHA CARCOMIDA DESGRAÇADA. VOCÊ FOI ENCONTRADO NO LIXO, SEU MERDA. E ATÉ HOJE SUA MÃE PEDE DESCULPAS PRA DEUS PELO PEDAÇO DE MERDA QUE PARIU. ATÉ TE EMBALOU NUM SACO PRETO ANTES DE JOGAR NO LIXO, MAS VOCÊ É TÃO HORRÍVEL QUE UM MENDIGO TE ENCONTROU E QUASE TE COMEU ACHANDO QUE TU ERA UMA LAZANHA, SEU ESCROTO FILHO DA PUTA. SEU PAI VENDE CARTA DE MAGIC ROUBADA PRA JOGAR UMA HORA NA LAN HOUSE E ENTRAR EM SITE PORNÔ. DEPOIS ELE SE MASTURBA E GOZA DENTRO DO SEU TRAVESSEIRO. ISSO MESMO, AQUELA MANCHA BRANCA QUE INSISTE EM APARECER TODA VEZ QUE VOCÊ ACORDA NÃO É SUA SALíVA, SEU FILHO DA PUTA. VOCÊ SEMPRE FOI O MAIS ALOPRADO DA CLASSE. LEMBRA QUANDO ENFIARAM UM GIZ NO SEU CU ? VOCÊ FICOU UMA SEMANA CAGANDO BRANCO, PARECIA GESSO. E QUANDO VOCÊ IA RECLAMAR COM A PROFESSORA, ELA TE MANDAVA CALAR A BOCA. AQUELA VELHA SEMPRE SOUBE QUE VOCÊ TEM PROBLEMAS MENTAIS, SEU RETARDADO. AÍ VOCÊ TINHA QUE CALAR ESSA SUA BOCA ENQUANTO O GIZ DERRETIA DENTRO DO SEU INTESTINO, HAHA. FRACASSADO, VÊ SE PASSA UMA GILLETTE NESSE SEU BIGODINHO RIDÍCULO. TU PARECE O MANO BROWN, PORRA. E DÁ UM JEITO NESSAS SUAS TETINHAS DE BRIGADEIRO, ELAS ESTÃO COMEÇANDO A FEDER. TODA VEZ QUE EU PASSO DO SEU LADO, SINTO CHEIRO DE CACHORRO MORTO. QUE ALIÁS, SE ASSEMELHA AO CHEIRO DA XAVASCA DA SUA MÃE, AQUELA LEITOA MALDITA. DIZ PRA ELA CONGELAR O FEIJÃO QUE HOJE EU VOU CHEGAR TARDE, SEU PUTO. SEU FILHO DUMA PUTA DO CARALHO SE ENXERGA PORRA… VAI TOMAR NO MEIO DA ÍRIS DO OLHO DO TEU CÚ SEU FILHO DUMA VENDEDORA DE PIROCÓPTERO! SEU PAI VENDE BILHETE DE LOTERIA ESPORTIVA NA FRENTE DA SAPATARIA SEU FILHO DUMA PUTA DO CARALHO.! TOMARA Q SUA VÓ ESCORREGUE NO BOX ENQTO TIVER TOMANDO BANHO E CAIA DE TESTA NA SABONETEIRA SEU CORNO DO CARALHO.! QUERO MAIS EH QUE VC SE FODA JUNTO COM TODA A SUA FAMÍLIA AKELE BANDO DE CATADOR DE GARRAFA DO CENTRO COMUNITÁRIO.! SUA MÃE DA AULA DE MAMULENGO PROS PRESIDIÁRIOS DO CARANDIRÚ SEU FILHO DA PUTA.! SEU PAI ANDA PUXANDO UMA CARROÇA PELA CIDADE CATANDO PAPELÃO PRA DEPOIS FAZER UM PACOTÃO E VENDER TUDO POR 1 REAL! SUA MÃE ENCAPA SEUS LIVROS E CADERNOS COM SACO DE ARROZ TIO JOÃO SEU FILHO DUMA LAVADERA DO CARALHO.! SEU PAI VENDE REDE NO FAROL SEU FILHO DA PUTA.! SEU AVÔ CONSERTA PANELA DE PRESSÃO E AMOLA FACA DE PORTA EM PORTA SEU FILHU DUM PÉ DE AIPIM.! SEU PAI FAZ CARRETO DE KOMBI PORRA… CARALHO.! VAI TOMA NO CÚ SEU FILHO DA PUTA EH ESSA PORRA DESSE CARALHO ESPACIAL VUANU ATRÁS DE VOCÊ PORRA VAI TOMA NO CÚ CARALHO.! QUERO MAIS EH Q VC SE FODA E QUE A TOWNER Q SEU PAI USA PRA TRABALHAR (PERUEIRO FILHO DA PUTA) PEGUE FOGO COM VC, SUA MÃE, SUA IRMÃ, SUA VÓ E MAIS 3 CLIENTES… SEM CONTAR TBM Q QUERO Q TENHA INFILTRAÇÃO NO SEU BARRACO TODO.! QUERO Q SUA FAMÍLIA TODA SEJA VÍTIMA DUMA EPIDEMIA DE MALÁRIA E FEBRE AMARELA.! E DIGO MAIS! DESEJO QUE VOCÊ TENHA CANCER NO CÉREBRO E QUE SUA MÃE CAIA COM O CÚ NA QUINA DA MESA DA SALA.! SUA MÃE GUARDA PÉ DE MOLEQUE E SUSPIRO QUE ELA FAZ PRA VENDE EM PACOTE DE MANTEIGA CAMPESINA SEU FILHO DUMA BISCATE RAMPEIRA E SEM DONO DO CARALHO QUERO MAIS EH Q VC MORRA JUNTO COM TODA SUA FAMÍLIA PORRA CARALHO VAI TOMA NO CÚ MERDA VAI SE FUDER… FILHO DUM SACO DE ADUBO MANAH…! SEU PAI FAZ GLOBO DA MORTE DE BARRAFORTE COM SUA MÃE NA GARUPA FILHO DA PUTA.! SUA MÃE AGUENTA A TORCIDA TODA DO CORINTHIANS E DO FLAMENGO SOZINHA E AINDA PEDE BIS SEU CORNO DO CARALHO, FILHO DA PUTA! SEU PAI É FEIRANTE AQUELE CORNO VENDEDOR DE ALFACE! SUA MÃE PEDE ESMOLA JUNTO COM TEUS TIOS NA FAROL AQUELA MULAMBA DO CARALHO!…SEU MÃE VENDE AMENDOIM SEM CAMISA NO ESTADIO DE FUTEBOL SEU FILHO DUMA VAGABUNDA VADIA! SEU PAI É GAY IGUAL A VOCE SEU FILHO DUMA CADELA SARNENTA, PEGUEI ELE NA GRAVAÇÃO DO PROGRAMA DO LEÃO LOBO PARTICIPANDO DE UMA SURUBA JUNTO COM O CLODOVIL SUA BICHA ENRUSTIDA DO CARALHO!… SUA MÃE É UMA PISTOLEIRA, (E DAS BOAS) FEZ SERVIÇO COMPLETO PRA MIM E PRA MINHA GALERA, SEU FILHO DE UMA VERDADEIRA PUTA MALDITA!…SEU PAI AQUELE CORNO DO CACETE É GARI, E SUA MÃE É VARREDORA DE RUA SEU FILHO DO CAPETA!… ESPERO QUE VOCE SE FODA, MAS QUE SE FODA MESMO, E QUE VOCE SEJA ATROPELADO POR UM TREM, E QUANDO SEUS PEDAÇOS CHEGAREM NO IML, O LEGISTA AINDA COMA SEU CU HAHAHAHA, ATÉ MORTO SE TA DANDO O RABO RAPAZ… SE FODE FILHO DE UMA RAPARIGA DO MATO…SUA MÃE DIRIGI CAMINHÃO COM AS TETAS DE FORA, AQUELA VACA GORDA FILHA DA PUTA! …SEU PAI TEM CARTEIRINHA VIP NO GALA GAY AQUELE TRANSFORMISTA DO CARALHO…PORRA! VAI SE FUDE SEU NERD DO CARALHO!… VOCE NÃO NASCEU, VOCE FOI CAGADO SEU MONTE DE MERDA DO CARALHO" SÃO MITOS DA COPYPASTA AO VIVÃO SEU PASSARALHO DE MERDA, SEU CANTO É COMO O ARROTO DE UM DRAGÃO DEFICIENTE QUE FICOU PRESO TRÊS MIL ANOS DEBAIXO DO CENTRO DA TERRA E QUE SONHA EM DESTRUIR SUA ALMA, SEU ANTICRISTO LEVA-PIROCADA. 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2020.06.02 03:41 ADG1231199029 [M4F] Colorado/Anywhere - Working from Home now has some perks... But, I miss human contact.
I admit, having to work from home due to the lockdown does have perks; I can wear my Pajamas while at work, I can play video games on my laptop while working on my main computer. But, I do miss human contact. I can only talk to my cat so much before she walks out of the room. So, I thought I'd come back to R4R and see what happens! Anyway, to the important bits. I'm 29, white male, and I currently work at my Alma mater in their library as "The person you go to when you need help with our computers or the annoying printers we use". While that isn't my actual title, that is what I do most of the time, so it fits. Except for now, when the only printer or computer help I give is with my parents. I have an associates degree in Video Editing and Effects Production, which I hope to use to work on commercials for Video Games, or even at a film studio like Lucasfilm, I've also thought about teaching Video Editing to High School or College students. And I am a... well, a huge nerd. If there is a Sci-Fi show, book or film out there, I can almost guarantee that I've seen/read it, whether I liked it or not is a different matter. I love reading, the only downside is that I have a rather long list of books to read and no time to read them! (Thank the force for commutes to work and audiobooks). I also enjoy writing (mostly fanfiction, but I have been slowly working on a novel for a long while) and Video Games (Right now, I'm playing Star Wars - The Old Republic, but I have dabbled in Two Point Hospital). As for what I'm looking for, well... for now, just conversation, and going from there. I am looking for a relationship, just an FYI. If this has peaked your interest, go ahead and send me a PM. Or a smoke signal, those work too! Pics are not required, but I am willing to exchange them if you'd like!
This shouldn't have had anything to do with Asuka. This was Becky Lynch's moment to say she was leaving and she will be coming back. It should have been comparable to Roman Reigns' leukaemia but on the complete other spectrum. Whereas Roman Reigns' promo was heartbreaking, we were left with hope that he would beat cancer and return. Becky Lynch's promo was heartwarming, leaving us excited about her eventual return. The first half should have been about how sad she is that she's got to go and how happy she will be when she returns. Becky Lynch should talk about her career and it all leading to this impressive title run and then discuss that everything she has learnt in the WWE has led to her being ready to become a Mother. The second half of this promo should be about the women's tournament coming up. Becky Lynch should be the one to announce the tournament, hype up the women and announce the quarter-final matches. Asuka vs Bianca Belair, Kairi Sane vs Ruby Riott, Shayna Baszler vs Liv Morgan and Nia Jax vs Natalya. Becky Lynch then leaves the ring and is met by the face women hugging her. We see her backstage hugging the rest of the locker room before the segment ends.
Humberto Carrillo vs Bobby Lashley (Change Match) Andrade Almas vs Humberto Carrillo
Like MVP said later on, what's Bobby Lashley doing fighting Humberto Carrillo? The whole story line is that Lana has been a bad manager for Bobby Lashley and he's looking to MVP to be his new manager. However, if Bobby Lashley can beat people by himself then why does he need a manager at all? The real life answer is because he's not a great talker but in kayfabe matches like these blur the story line. Instead, I would have Andrade Almas try to recruit Humberto Carrillo to join his faction. This match is all about showing Carrillo that it is better to be in a group than all by yourself. Anytime Humberto Carrillo looks like he's about to gain an advantage, Zelina Vega distracts the referee allowing Angel Garza and Austin Theory to attack. Andrade Almas wins the match comfortably and convincingly.
Asuka and Kairi Sane Promo (Change Segment) Kabuki Warriors Future
As sad as I am to keep the title off of Asuka, she is still the Money in the Bank holder and should be celebrating that. Kairi Sane asks what this means for the Kabuki Warriors and the women's tag team titles Asuka says that her focus was on Money in the Bank, now it's on the tournament and Bianca Belair next week. Kairi Sane says her match against Ruby Riott next week is going to be hard, she saw how Asuka struggled with her. Asuka says she didn't struggle, Ruby Riott is nothing now compared to Ms. Money in the Bank but Kairi Sane might struggle. Kairi Sane says I guess we will see. All of this is in Japanese by the way, with theatrics so we get a basic idea that they are at first happy and then unhappy with each other and it's because of the briefcase. I want to tease tension between these two, turning Kairi Sane face and Asuka staying heel in the process.
Andrade Almas, Angel Garza, Austin Theory and Zelina Vega Promo (Change Segment) Unity
Why are these guys arguing? They've only just formed and I think they look great together as a team. Instead, I would have this faction meet Humberto Carrillo backstage and ask him to join them. Zelina Vega says that she wants Humberto Carrillo to join his cousin, Angel Garza, and become apart of their family. Zelina Vega basically says that Humberto Carrillo will be all alone unless he makes some friends backstage and basically threatens Carrillo with more attacks if he refuses to join. Carrilllo says he will think about it.
Akira Tozawa vs Angel Garza (Change Match) Angel Garza and Austin Theory vs Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch
Why is Akira Tozawa 2-0 in the cruiserweight tournament in NXT but losing to a former cruiserweight champion on Raw? Don't put Akira Tozawa on Raw right now, unless you intend to push him. What I would do instead is showcase the new tag team of Angel Garza and Austin Theory. They could have a nice and simple showcase match against Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. Going back and forth but the Raw teams wins. Then we see Andrade Almas enter the ring and it looks like this faction is going to attack Lorcan and Burch but Carrillo comes out to make the save and confront the faction. Lorcan and Burch leave and then so does Humberto Carrillo. This is to show that Humberto Carrillo is still a baby face but isn't saying no and fighting back against this group, just yet.
Andrade Almas, Angel Garza, Austin Theory and Zelina Vega Promo (Change Segment) Tag Team Titles
Why does Drew McIntyre keep picking a fight with these guys. I guess he's just practising his Claymore Kicks on them, he's getting pretty good at it. Instead of the stupid arguing, Zelina Vega cuts a promo saying that Garza and Austin are the next best tag team on Raw and are on the hunt to fight Street Profits or Viking Raiders, after they are done with each other.
Drew McIntyre vs Andrade Almas (Change Match) AJ Styles vs R-Truth
Stop the champ vs champ matches, the loser looks weak when he should always be booked strong until he drops the title. The first time was fine, it represented that your main champion was better than your mid-card champion. Losing twice now makes it look like Andrade Almas could never beat this new and improved Drew McIntyre. Instead I would AJ Styles dominate R-Truth and get cocky, allowing R-Truth to get back into it but eventually AJ Styles shuts it down with a Phenomenal Forearm for the win and then a Calf Crusher after the match until he is stopped.
Drew McIntyre Promo (Change Segment) AJ Styles and Edge Promo
Just say no to the wild card rule. Drew did the best he could to hype this up but having King Corbin come over from SmackDown makes guys like Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Edge, Randy Orton, Aleister Black, Rey Mysterio, etc. look worse than him because he comes in and jumps straight to the front of the queue. Also, just imagine the feud and match Drew McIntyre as champ could have against any of those guys. Instead I would have AJ Styles say that he lost his match against Undertaker at WrestleMania and got buried alive. When AJ Styles clawed his way out, he was all alone without the O.C. to help him. So AJ Styles returned and had his eyes focused on the Money in the Bank briefcase but it slipped through his fingers and into the arms of Otis. So now, AJ Styles is going to take every opportunity that comes his way and he is going to become the Ultimate Opportunist in WWE. Out comes Edge, this is a dream match for me. Edge says AJ Styles wants to take on every opportunity that comes his way? How about a match against Edge to become the next number one contender? AJ Styles says he's been waiting a long time for this and gladly accepts the challenge. Styles leaves and tries for a Phenomenal Forearm but Edge is ready to hit a Spear. As AJ Styles hits the top rope he sees Edge is going to counter and thinks better of it and jumps backwards and out of committing to the move. They stare each other down, knowing they have to keep one eye on each other from now on.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross Promo (Change Segment) Natalya Promo
Keep Bliss and Cross on SmackDown. This was just pointless, Alexa Bliss putting makeup on Nikki Cross getting ready for their chat show. Instead I would have Natalya backstage wishing Liv Morgan luck in her match against Shayna Baszler, telling her to watch out for the arm break move. Liv Morgan says thank you and leaves after wishing Natalya luck. It's short and simple but it represents Natalya being the veteran and helping out the prospect in Liv Morgan.
Bobby Lashley, MVP and Lana Promo (Change Segment) Lana's Response
This was a great segment until the very end, why is Lana screaming like that? On the surface of this, MVP looked like he was just catching up with a friend and hyping him up but you could tell that there was more than meets the eye and that MVP was offering his managerial services to Bobby Lashley and this was just a try out. I've moved Bobby Lashley's match to be after this promo so you can see the effect of MVP's words on Bobby Lashley this week, rather than wait for it next week. I would have MVP basically saying everything he said, even the same to Lana but in response Lana tells MVP to stay away from her man. She is the only thing Bobby Lashley needs.
A Moment of Bliss w/The IIconics (Change Segment) Natalya and Nia Jax Promo
I am so happy the IIconics have returned and gone straight into the tag team title picture but this feud should be happening on SmackDown, not Raw. Apart from the IIconics, the only team left on Raw right now is the Kabuki Warriors (who could be splitting up due to Asuka's push and maybe even Kairi Sane leaving). Just move the IIconics over to SmackDown and pretend it was a swap that happened after WrestleMania. I would give this time to Natalya and have her talk about her time in WWE, her families legacy in WWE and what it would mean to her to become Raw Women's Champion. Nia Jax comes out and talks about herself and how she doesn't care about what her family did in the past or what she's done in the past. All Nia Jax cares about is beating Natalya tonight and qualifying to the next round of this tournament. Natalya tells Nia Jax to bring it on before the match starts.
IIconics vs Bliss/Cross (Change Match) Natalya vs Nia Jax
Do not have your champions lose a non-title match. Number one contenders should become number one contenders by beating anyone but the champions. If you beat the champions then you should be the new champions. Stop non-title matches, please. Instead this should be the first match in the tournament and it go back and forth. I trust Natalya to get a good match out of Nia Jax and for Nia Jax to let loose a little more with an experienced wrestler who can carry herself like a veteran does. Nia Jax wins and we see the same frustrated Natalya, hopefully leading to a bit of self-reflection and a change in gimmick for Natalya. Less of the Queen of Hearts and more of the Veteran trained in the Dungeon.
Rey Mysterio and Seth Rollins Promo (Change Segment) Sort Your Life Out
Rey Mysterio is very underrated at cutting a promo. This was all good until the second part of it. Rey Mysterio congratulating Seth Rollins on having a child and Seth Rollins' response just didn't sit well with me. I would have had Rey Mysterio talk to Seth Rollins about going home, looking after Becky Lynch and his future child. Basically saying that Seth Rollins has to snap out of the idea that he is the Monday Night Messiah and realise that he is going to be a Father soon. Then Seth Rollins' response makes more sense. He is out of sorts because he lost his title match against Drew McIntyre, he is having a baby and now people are telling him to stop being a wrestler and start being a Father. I want to see conflict and confusion in the eyes of Seth Rollins. Not saying a word but taking it all in before deciding on his next move.
R-Truth and Too Fly vs MVP, Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink (Change Match) Bobby Lashley vs Titus O'Neil
This was random and meant nothing to nobody. Too Fly beat Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink, MVP manages Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink and beat Too Fly, MVP faces R-Truth at Money in the Bank, Bobby Lashley trades places with MVP, Bobby Lashley beats R-Truth, R-Truth and Too Fly then beats MVP, Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink. This has all made very little to no sense at all and feels like 50/50 booking for people they don't know what to do with. I would use this match to showcase the change in Bobby Lashley thanks to MVP's words earlier. It's a back and forth match but Bobby Lashley never feels like he's overwhelmed. After a while, Titus O'Neil is giving it his all just to stay in the match that Bobby Lashley has complete control in. We then start to see Bobby Lashley toying with Titus O'Neil. Setting up for the Spear and then hitting a Big Boot instead. Going for a Dominator but spinning around and dropping him instead. Then Lana comes out to support her man and Bobby Lashley gets distracted, telling her to leave him alone and get to the back. This distraction allows Titus O'Neil to make a comeback and actually look like he's going to win the match and score an upset victory. Titus O'Neil hits the Clash of the Titus but then MVP runs down and pulls the referee out of the ring. Lana argues with MVP as Titus O'Neil argues with the referee. Bobby Lashley uses this to Spear Titus O'Neil and then put him away with the Dominator. Lana and MVP enter the ring, Lana tries to raise Bobby Lashley's hand but he shrugs her off as MVP raises Bobby Lashley's other hand in victory. Lana storms off and Bobby Lashley celebrates. This is the end for the Lana and Lashley as a pair. We're now going to see Lana try to find a person to manage to get her revenge on Lashley. For me, this should be R-Truth to recreate some of the fun we saw with Carmella but also because it would make sense to do this with what happened at Money in the Bank with MVP and R-Truth.
Bobby Lashley and MVP attack R-Truth (Change Segment) Bobby Lashley destroys Titus O'Neil
Bobby Lashley comes down after MVP has lost the match for him and his new clients, Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink. Then Bobby Lashley just destroys R-Truth like he already did the night before at Money in the Bank, so it doesn't mean much. Instead I would have Bobby Lashley just unleash his anger on Titus O'Neil. Lana has cost him so many matches but her leaving him should have an emotional response. So Bobby Lashley locks in the Full Nelson on Titus O'Neil and doesn't let go, MVP joins in and hits the Drive By Kick but Bobby Lashley doesn't break the hold. So MVP hits a Play of the Day on Titus O'Neil, pulling Titus O'Neil out of the Full Nelson. Bobby Lashley just starts pacing back and forth, angry about losing his 'wife' but MVP is able to calm him down and walk him to the back as Titus O'Neil is seen to by medical staff in the ring. This is all about giving a better explanation as to why Bobby Lashley is attacking this guy. He's not doing it for MVP because he lost a match. He's doing it because he's lost his wife. Also it shows that MVP is using Bobby Lashley's anger to secure him as a client. Working with him to take out Titus O'Neil and then being the won to calm him down after the beat down has ended.
Jinder Mahal Promo (Change Segment) More Heel
Some people saw this promo and thought it was the start of a face turn for Jinder Mahal wanting to be loved. What he was actually saying is that he deserves and demands to be loved by the fans. I would focus more on this self-entitled heel aspect. The wrestling Maharaja, a ruler who demands love from his followers, the WWE universe. It was a quick promo but the focus should be on the fact that he is so happy for Drew McIntyre but he deserves to be in that spot, not him.
Shayna Baszler Promo (Change Segment) The Next Man
I loved this promo. It was great that Shayna Baszler didn't congratulate Becky Lynch and went in on how stupid of a decision this was to make. The only thing I would have done is have a last line that basically says that she is going to replace Becky Lynch as the main woman on Raw. I would say something like 'The next Man on Raw, is going to be this woman right here.' before walking away.
AJ Styles Promo (Change Segment) Buddy Murphy and Seth Rollins Promo
AJ Styles is still caught up by the Undertaker, are we going to have a rematch? It feels like we are. A trailer for the Undertaker played, we see AJ Styles sitting down with popcorn before it plays and then throwing the popcorn at the screen and storming off after it plays. I do not get where this is leading to. It does seem like AJ Styles wants another match with the Undertaker. What I would do instead is have Buddy Murphy preparing for the match coming up next and trying to hype up Seth Rollins. Seth Rollins though is non-responsive. Then we see the Undertaker trailer and it comes back with Buddy Murphy still trying to get through to Seth Rollins but Rollins walks off, heading to the ring for their match. This simply shows that neither his opponent earlier, Rey Mysterio, or his teammate now, Buddy Murphy, can get through to Seth Rollins. He is a lost soul right now.
Becky Lynch and Vince McMahon Promo (Change Segment) More Of This
We see Becky Lynch hugging Vince McMahon backstage and it was nice. I would have had scenes where Becky Lynch has moments with HHH, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon, any other legends in the back that you could get on screen. This should have happened throughout the show, quick hugs and congratulations instead of constantly seeing the poster that says Becky Lynch is pregnant and stepping down as champion.
Aleister Black and Rey Mysterio vs Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy (Change Match) Less Anger
This was a great match with a great finish but just needed less anger from Seth Rollins. Seth Rollins allowed Buddy Murphy to basically be in a handicap match, as he just stood at the corner. Until he snapped, caught Rey Mysterio when he was trying to hit the 619 and beat him up, threw Aleister Black over the barricade, shouted at Buddy Murphy and then rammed Rey Mysterio's eye in to the steel steps. I would just have Seth Rollins almost with no emotion grab Rey Mysterio and attack him. Aleister Black tries to get involved but Buddy Murphy takes him over the barricade and starts brawling with him. Then Seth Rollins with complete control and almost no anger starts pushing Rey's eye into the steel steps. The only way I can describe it is that this show should have seen Seth Rollins lean into the gimmick of Dexter Lumis. Not the exact same but the way Dexter Lumis wrestles should have been how Seth Rollins attacks Rey Mysterio.
Rey Mysterio, Aleister Black, Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy Promo (Change Segment) Less Caring
Why does Seth Rollins care about Rey Mysterio, saying he doesn't know what happened out there? I don't want to see that, personally. What I would do is have Aleister Black checking on Rey Mysterio with a medical professional. Then Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy come in and Seth Rollins is just staring at Rey Mysterio and his bleeding eye. Aleister Black says 'What did you do?' and 'Why did you do it?' eventually pushing Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy starts to brawl with Aleister Black again as Seth Rollins just stares at Rey Mysterio, looking into his bloody eye. Seth Rollins then walks away and Buddy Murphy breaks up his fight to catch up with Rollins.
Street Profits vs Viking Raiders Basketball Match (Change Segment) Street Profits vs Viking Raiders Axe-Throwing
Whoever thought this was a good idea should be fired. You're making the Viking Raiders, War Raiders, War Machine look like nerds doing cosplay. These guys are modern day vikings, one of them had a viking wedding. Instead of the Viking Raiders trying to prove they are better than the Street Profits, I would have the Street Profits try to prove they are better than the Viking Raiders. Instead of a basketball match, they should go axe-throwing. Play into the Modern Viking persona. Have them do fishing, sailing boats, making camps, etc. Make the Street Profits the joke when they can't do the things that the Viking Raiders can do because as champs and with their characters, it's okay for them to look bad at other things that aren't about wrestling.
Natalya vs Shayna Baszler (Change Segment) Shayna Baszler vs Liv Morgan
This match had no stakes but was pretty good in showing Shayna Baszler as a bad ass heel and Natalya being frustrated with her losing streak. I covered Natalya earlier with her being able to get a good match out of Natalya and still be disappointed by her losing streak. With this match I want to still build up Liv Morgan with big matches against top talent but as she's still discovering herself, I would have her lose this match. Natalya warned Liv Morgan earlier to watch out for Shayna Baszler trying to break her arm and that is the story of this match. Liv Morgan is holding on in this match and trying to make a comeback but also trying to watch out for the ruthlessness of Shayna Baszler. Liv Morgan looks good in another match against one of the top women in WWE but Shayna Baszler picks up the win and qualifies for the next round of the women's tournament to add legitimacy to the title.
King Corbin Promo (Change Segment) Samoa Joe Promo
Keep SmackDown superstars off of Raw. Keep Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross and King Corbin off of Raw. This promo was fine but King Corbin is not the guy to make me care about a match between him and Drew McIntyre. On SmackDown you have Daniel Bryan, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Jeff Hardy and Sheamus that would have been better choices. On Raw you have Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Edge, Aleister Black, Bobby Lashley and Rey Mysterio that haven't had a title match against Drew McIntyre yet so pick anyone of them instead of King Corbin. This time I would have given to Samoa Joe on commentary, talking about how soon he is to stepping back in the ring, what he wants to do and who he wants to face. I would just give Samoa Joe some free time to talk about whatever he wants but if I fantasy booked it I would have him say 'When I return, Drew McIntyre better be ready. I respect McIntyre and his climb to the top but I'm coming for that title and no one's going to stop me from taking it. I can't compete yet but when I can, no one will be safe. I'm making everyone tap and then I'm making everyone nap.' Samoa Joe was injured/suspended when he was a face but he was always a bad ass and a promo like this is great to blur the lines of when he returns, who can trust him.
Randy Orton and Edge Promo (Change Segment) Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton Promo
This feud should have been over. WrestleMania should be the end and afterwards we see new beginnings. It was a good idea to have their next match be a pure wrestling match after an all out fight but it feels like a step down from what they've done before. I've already had Edge move on to feud with AJ Styles and now I'm going to have Randy Orton feud with Drew McIntyre over the title. Having the women's title be the focal point at the beginning of this show and then having the men's titles be the focal point at the end of the show is good book-ending, in my opinion. This doesn't end up becoming a fight, I just want a war of words between the two of them. Randy Orton needs to focus on the fact that Drew McIntyre was the Chosen One but never lived up to his potential and that is because of Randy Orton. Drew McIntyre admits what Randy Orton says is true, because of guys like Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar and Big Show it took a while for Drew McIntyre to become the top guy. Now though, Drew McIntyre has beaten Brock Lesnar and Big Show so Randy Orton is one of the last guys remaining that held him back all those years ago. Randy Orton says that Drew McIntyre might have become the WWE Champion finally but he is still not ready to beat Randy Orton. Drew McIntyre says that at WrestleMania he beat two hall of famers in minutes and Randy Orton lost to a guy who just came back from retirement. It looks like they are about to fight but then Randy Orton slides out of the ring and just stares at Drew McIntyre as he walks away to close the show.
2020.05.06 11:10 LewmastheWeboxFala Nerds, sou novo nesse sub e estou lendo a trilogia Ruff Ghanor. Alguma alma vivente não teria a imagem do mapa do Guia Ilustrado Cronicas de Ghanor? Nao acho em lugar nenhum essa miséria, e estou muito curioso com o mapa real dewsa joça. Esse é o mapa que tem no Vol. III, Melhor Amigo do Homem
2020.04.30 11:29 thecambridgegeekAudio Drama/Fiction/RPG Debuts - April 2020
I've got what I think is a mostly exhaustive list of the new audio series that came out this month, which may be of interest to those looking for new shows. See below. Anyone want to tell me any I've missed, and I'll update it? (Note, "new" here means that the Ep1 of the RSS feed was released, or a previously non-fiction feed started producing fiction.) Listened to any of them that you would recommend? 4/1: Quarantine Quest (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://twitter.com/southwellstylez Synopsis: Hi. I'm Cameron Southwell. I am not a real person. This is not a real podcast. Quarantine Quest tells the story of a world on lock-down, where tiny isolated communities have been encapsulated in their own pockets of reality causing them to diverge from what was once recognized as reality, and of the overseers who try in vain to keep this system intact despite its inevitable failure. Quarantine Quest also tells my story, as the author, as I try to put this together and reach out from the isolation of disability and social anxiety to share what I've been working on. Think of this as spoken word concept album trying to both tell a story and make a point. There are two kinds of episodes: A Sides to cover the main body of work and B Sides. A Sides are longer episodes of about an hour, released monthly, in which I tell a story about the world of Quarantine Quest. Usually they will be created using a game or specific writing technique. The episodes will function as individual songs or stories that weave together to create the larger fabric of the plot and themes of the world of Quarantine Quest. They will also often function as actual plays or demonstrations of whatever game or technique I am using. B Sides are shorter episodes, released haphazardly, usually 10-15 minutes long and represent divergence from the narrative. Some will be readings from across the universe, some will be thoughts from my tiny hidey hole, some will be commentary or discussion of the ongoing narrative. If I get questions, these will also be Q&As eventually. They will also probably discuss writing and coping in isolation. I'm Cameron Southwell. I'm not a real person. This is not a real podcast. Thank you for listening. RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/quarantine-quest 4/1: Roll Charisma (RPG - Urban fantasy) Site: https://roll-charisma.simplecast.com/ Synopsis: A fun actual play storytelling podcast for shameless nerds. Our current campaign, Moonlighters, is about fixers for hire in New York's secret supernatural community. Think a mash-up of shows like Stranger Things, The Wire, and Broad City, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from us. RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/NcTmCsic 4/1: Strnge Trns.mssns from the Retrofuture (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/953683.rss Synopsis: Strnge Trns.mssns from the Retrofuture is a linear fictional audio drama formed in style by a love of the radio dramas of old. With a combination of 'found footage' and narration, it catalogues an adventure that begins in the year 2117, and expounds upon the integrated backstory of our business, Antimtr. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/953683.rss 4/1: The Anansi Chronicles (Fiction - Fantasy) Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/975358 Synopsis: Narrated by History itself, the Anansi Chronicles tells the forgotten stories of the supernatural creatures brought to the ‘New World’ as a result of the awful slave trade. It is an Afro-centric fantastical history. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/975358.rss 4/2: Ignore City (Dramatised - Musical) Site: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhdLAJVe\_bs5-Shz\_U4Gn63s7aMgCQMW5 Synopsis: Ignore City' is an audio drama rock musical with original songs by The Shake Ups! In a post-apocalyptic future where technology has been outlawed, Deban Rimpa, a scrappy bike messenger, befriends a sentient robot head named Saner 0805. She embarks on an intrepid adventure through Ignore City to save civilization before government agents catch up with her. 4/2: Malice Corp (RPG - Fantasy) Site: http://malice-corp.com/ Synopsis: Some of your Malice Cast favorites and some new friends come together to play some of your favorite table top RPGs. Series 1 - The DeVecna Code. RSS Feed: http://malice-corp.com/feed/malice_corp_actual_play/ 4/2: Neurominded Presents (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: https://neuromindedpresents.podbean.com Synopsis: A cosmic anthology of series and one offs. RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/neuromindedpresents/feed.xml 4/2: The Odyssey (Dramatised - Adaptation) Site: https://www.weplayers.org/odyssey-audio-drama Synopsis: Welcome aboard The Odyssey Audio Drama! We Players originally performed The Odyssey in late 2011, voyaging with our audiences in the waters of San Francisco Bay aboard the historic scow schooner Alma. We sailed past the sirens, we anchored off Angel Island, we feasted on cheese and olives and bread aboard the ship, we sang sea chanteys, and we awakened the muse of these ancient tales! Here on our virtual ocean, imagine that salt spray and sea breeze, the splash of the waves against the wooden hull and the creaks and groans of the rigging. The voyage begins again. RSS Feed: http://www.weplayers.org/odyssey-audio-drama-episodes?format=rss 4/3: The Mistholme Museum of Mystery, Morbidity, and Mortality (Dramatised - Urban fantasy) Site: https://thatsnotcanon.com/themistholmemuseumpodcast/ Synopsis: Hello, and welcome to the Mistholme Museum of Mystery, Morbidity, and Mortality. This Audio Tour Guide is aware that this is your first visit to the museum! On behalf of the Museum: Welcome! It’s a pleasure to have you with us here today. The Audio Tour Guide will be your window into the history of the museum and its exhibits today. If you would like an introduction to how the museum works, please continue breathing normally. Fantastic! RSS Feed: https://thatsnotcanon.com/themistholmemuseumpodcast?format=rss 4/4: Earth Under Gold (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: http://earthundergold.com/ Synopsis: A sci-fi audio drama brewed for the end times, Earth under Gold follows several unlucky humans through the final days of the Golden occupation. In 2033, the Golden -- an alien force composed of six gargantuan birdlike beings -- descended from the heavens and promptly decimated our species. After the slaughter, the Golden corralled the survivors into sprawling refugee camps. Flash forward fifty years -- those camps are now thriving city-states, the leaders of which are eager to assert dominance in a newly opened world. As the Golden begin their exodus, the human race ambles toward a familiar crossroads. Can it find a new way? Will our species free itself from its torturous patterns? RSS Feed: https://earthundergold.libsyn.com/rss 4/4: McKinney Can't Write (Fiction - Anthology) Site: https://anchor.fm/mckinneycantwrite/ Synopsis: So just what is McKinney Can't Write? It's a mess, to be honest, but a fun one. It's a place where you can find science fiction audio dramas one week or urban fantasy serials the next. It's a place to dip a toe, or dunk a head, into strange tales. More than anything, it's a place to take a break from reality. Not forever, but a little, at least. So why not hit play and check out what McKinney Can't Write has to offer. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1b74ab74/podcast/rss 4/4: Through These Eyes (Fiction - Anthology) Site: https://audioboom.com/channels/5020037 Synopsis: Through These Eyes is a monthly, bite-sized audio drama featuring various short-story fiction. From thrillers to horror to everything in-between, we aim to make your drive home just a little bit better. RSS Feed: https://audioboom.com/channels/5020037.rss 4/5: Ben and Sophie: Woby's Secret (Dramatised - Children) Site: https://www.spokenmovieproject.com/ Synopsis: "Ben and Sophie - Woby's Secret" is the story of two third-graders skilled at investigating all the secrets their world holds. RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/spokenmovieproject-benandsophie/ 4/5: Margaret Moves to Mars (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://play.acast.com/s/margaret-moves-to-mars Synopsis: A fictional sci-fi/comedy about a girl named Margaret, who after a bad break-up moves to the Australian colony on Mars hoping for a fresh start. Upon arrival she quickly realises that Mars isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The air’s a bit thin, the water’s a bit dry and the only food is potato. But with no desire to head home, Margaret makes the most of a bad situation gaining a job as the Chief Advisor for the highly inept Mayor of Mars. RSS Feed: https://rss.acast.com/margaret-moves-to-mars 4/5: Omegaman (Dramatised - Superhero) Site: https://omegamanpodcast.com/ Synopsis: Omegaman is set in an alternate reality of the United States where in 2008, a real life superhero appeared: Omegaman. The story begins in 2019 centered on a reporter visiting a prison specially designed to house supervillains. Her assignment? To interview some of the more prominent villains (some super powered and some not) about their first encounters with Omegaman, in search of uncovering a secret conspiracy. RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/omegaman/ 4/5: Sick and Twisted Stories - Dark Tales from the 21st Century (Fiction - Horror) Site: https://anchor.fm/james-m2 Synopsis: Drawing inspiration from the Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, Sick and Twisted Stories offers a series of dark, disturbing, and tragic tales about the darker side of life in the 21st Century. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/166e7718/podcast/rss 4/5: StoneKeep (Dramatised - Thriller) Site: https://stonekeeppodcast.podbean.com Synopsis: When Caleb accompanies his father to work at the CDC, he thinks his dad has a pretty boring job. But when the alarm goes off and the facility goes into lock down, he learns that first impressions can be deceiving. RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/stonekeeppodcast/feed.xml 4/5: The Ponith Series (Fiction - Fantasy) Site: https://theponithseries.buzzsprout.com/892135 Synopsis: The Ponith Series Podcast - A YA Fantasy storytelling novel series. Follow along with the story series that has portals, magic, fantasy creatures, fighting, love, and much more. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/892135.rss 4/5: Wombwell Thespians (Dramatised - Slice of life) Site: https://anchor.fm/wombwell-thespians/ Synopsis: Amongst other things this will contain radio play style audio performances produced by members of the Wombwell Thespians Amateur Dramatics Society. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1a870b6c/podcast/rss 4/6: A Place Called Fairneck (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://www.fairneckpodcast.com/ Synopsis: A clever teenage journalist comically recounts the events that lead to a beloved member of her community tragically dying in a freak, plague-related accident the week before Passover. Think Sliding Doors in a modern orthodox North Jersey community. RSS Feed: https://aplacecalledfairneck.libsyn.com/aplacecalledfairneck 4/6: Conversations (Dramatised - Slice of life) Site: https://www.facebook.com/OJ-Scriptwriting-106185034262166/ Synopsis: Several groups of people having dinner discuss their issues and wonders. They are unaware of how their conversations affect those around them. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/912418.rss 4/6: I Want Everything (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/963307 Synopsis: I Want Everything is a six-part, full cast dramatisation comedy drama by Tom Manly. Two young strangers appear in a dimensionless void. They learn from their unwilling and flatulent guide that they have been summoned to undertake The Bidding. The Bidding is a difficult, no, nearly impossible task. The most likely outcome for the summoned is death ... but completing The Bidding is their only way home. What is the curious purpose of these quests? Who are the mysterious Stewards who oversee the process? What ancient prophesies drive a conflict that threatens to engulf our heroes and the vast Hachne Empire? What happens when a Giant meets a social influencer and why does everyone dream that someone else has taken their spoon!? RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/963307.rss 4/6: JWF: Monday Night Ignition (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://jwfignition.captivate.fm/ Synopsis: JWF: Monday Night Ignition is the only place where you can see the storylines and storylines of Birmingham, Alabama's premier wrestling organization, the JWF! Founded by Captain Tibbs in 19??, the JWF features some of the greatest stars of tomorrow, but today! From the Hammer Man to The Lumberjack, JWF features some of the hottest talent that the Yellowhammer State has to offer! RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/jwfignition/ 4/6: Light Hearts (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://lightheartspod.carrd.co/ Synopsis: Running a business is hard. Running a business alone in an old, haunted building is even harder. Janine didn’t know what she was getting herself into when she opened Prism - but with the help of Ryan (an astronomy professor with a useful knack) and Kale (an artist with a mind for marketing), she manages to stay aloft. Light Hearts follows the daily shenanigans of serving Prism’s customers, solving strange problems, and wrangling the occasional unexpected patron. RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/light-hearts 4/6: Pete's Paranormal Universe (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: http://www.ckmombourquette.com/ppu/ Synopsis: Stranded in the distant world of tomorrow, Pete Schwartz struggles on, exploring the convoluted secrets of…PETE’S PARANORMAL UNIVERSE - where the paranormal is normal. RSS Feed: http://ckmombourquette.squarespace.com/ppu?format=rss 4/6: What Comes After (RPG - Post-apocalypse) Site: https://anchor.fm/whatcomesafter Synopsis: The world as we know it ended in the mid 1980s, when billions of people died at once. 5 years later, 4 survivors discover that everything is about to change again. A Genesys RPG Actual Play Podcast. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/13d35014/podcast/rss 4/7: Almost Heroes (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://www.dungeonsco.com/podcast/ Synopsis: A “mostly” 5th Edition D&D Story. RSS Feed: https://www.dungeonsco.com/podcast?format=rss 4/7: Bleach (Dramatised - Thriller) Site: https://www.danirelandreeves.co.uk/bleachpodplay Synopsis: Adapted from the award-winning stage play; Bleach is a story of sex, violence and city-living. Tyler Everett sells his body to hungry punters on a nightly basis. But on a regular working night, things are about to spiral out of control leaving Tyler questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/991045.rss 4/7: Covid39 (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: https://thesevensages.com/covid39 Synopsis: Twenty years after Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, a man and a woman who were quarantined together as kids question the validity of their current romantic relationship. They salvage audio recordings left by their parents during the pandemic, our present, to come to terms with their trauma. This is a fictional audio drama that points out the humanity of our fateful present and examines the future we are helping to create for our children. RSS Feed: http://thesevensages.com/covid39?format=rss 4/7: Null/Void (Dramatised - Science fiction) Site: https://pocpodcasting.wixsite.com/pocpn/nullvoid Synopsis: Null/Void is a science fiction audio drama about a young woman, Piper Lee, whose life is saved by a mysterious voice named Adelaide. Piper soon uncovers a malicious plot by a monopoly of a tech company and must work with her friends and an unusual ally to help foil their deadly plot. RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/null-void 4/7: October by May (Fiction - Anthology) Site: https://octoberbymay.podbean.com/ Synopsis: October by May is a narrative fiction podcast that envelops you in a three-dimensional soundscape of ominous occurrences and eerie tales, transporting you to that most unearthly time of year. RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/octoberbymay/feed.xml 4/8: Desperado (Dramatised - Urban fantasy) Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/963982 Synopsis: Blood magic, Voodoo magic, old gods, new gods: We've got it all! Follow the story of misfits from all over the world, as they try to survive and protect their heritage from modern-day crusaders. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/963982.rss 4/8: Merchant of Death (Dramatised - Historical) Site: https://anchor.fm/joshua-belmonte Synopsis: A WW2 veteran returns home and finds no employment opportunities. During a chance encounter, he is given an opportunity and becomes a hitman for a Kansas City crime family. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1c1882d0/podcast/rss 4/8: Neural Nexus: Zero (RPG - Cyberpunk) Site: https://howinerd.com/category/neural-nexus-zero/ Synopsis: Boston 1980, A neon metropolis that stands in stark contrast to the harshness of life within the hub. Maybe not as hard as it is for the low-techs who survive outside the graces of the cities protection but living in this city brings with it its own set of challenges. Unemployment, lack of education, corrupt police, organized and street crime as well as the overall Orwellian feel of systems put in place to keep the average citizen from advancing in life. Come along with our misfits as they struggle through the day to day of modern life in this gritty nightmare. RSS Feed: http://neuralnexuszero.libsyn.com/rss 4/9: PRøDUCTS & PLäCEMENTS (RPG - Fantasy) Site: http://soundcloud.com/ninjahell-0451/sets/products-plaecements-an Synopsis: PRøDUCTS & PLäCEMENTS is an official, Melsonian Arts Counsel approved, Troika Actual Play podcast dedicated to showcasing and promoting the 3rd party content that makes this game great! Join the former 90s college students turned fantasy adventurers as they participate in this tongue-and-cheek ploy to showcase and promote as many third-party Troika! creators and their content as possible, to inspire you to check out the game, buy some content, and get rollin' those dice! RSS Feed: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/playlists/soundcloud:playlists:1029190186/sounds.rss 4/9: Soundstage (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/soundstage/ Synopsis: Soundstage is an anthological, scripted fiction series of portable stories from Playwrights Horizons theater in New York City. Featuring short-form commissions from America’s best playwrights, these audio experiences are written specifically for the ear, not translated or recorded live from the stage. Now, the theater is wherever you are. RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4269006/episodes/feed 4/9: WonderCop (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://soundcloud.com/user-958306016 Synopsis: WonderCop is a semi-scripted podcast created by comedians Matt Klinman (The Onion, Smartr), Zack Poitras (The Tonight Show) and Dan Abramson (The Last Degree Of Kevin Bacon). It follows alcoholic Detective Daryl Dern and his new robotic partner WonderCop as they try to keep the town of Gristleberg, USA safe from crime. RSS Feed: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:806852179/sounds.rss 4/10: Façade (RPG - Urban fantasy) Site: https://www.tablestory.tv/series/facade/ Synopsis: We are surrounded by the faceless masses. If we ever stopped to look, we might notice the cracks in our existence. Will you see through the Facade? Join our cast of roleplayers in the setting of KULT: Divinity Lost for an 18+, occult detective tabletop roleplaying game show. RSS Feed: https://www.tablestory.tv/series/facade/feed/ 4/10: Friends Through the Letterbox (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://www.spreaker.com/show/friends-through-the-letterbox\_1 Synopsis: Dan Jones and Craven Windlescrape discuss a strange portal that's connecting Dan's letterbox to a whole new world of mystery. RSS Feed: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4078407/episodes/feed 4/10: Last Call at Bluebell Cafe (Dramatised - Fantasy) Site: https://lastcallatbluebellcafe.podbean.com/ Synopsis: Last Call at Bluebell Cafe is a fantasy audio drama about a shapeshifting Barista who is a little too interested in other people's lives. The Barista runs the transient Bluebell Cafe, where customers can get more than just coffee. Many of the wanderers who find themselves stumbling upon this hidden cafe in dusky hours are at a crossroads in their life. Who better than our Barista to guide them along their path? With a little help from magic, of course.However, magic and people are both unpredictable; there's a reason why they don't mix, as the Barista will soon discover. RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/lastcallatbluebellcafe/feed.xml 4/10: The Ernie Pyle Experiment! (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://indianapublicmedia.org/erniepylepodcast/ Synopsis: A thirteen-episode podcast from WFIU Public Radio chronicling Ernie Pyle's pre-war work as a travelling columnist for the Scripps-Howard Newspaper syndicate. RSS Feed: https://indianapublicmedia.org/erniepylepodcast/feed.xml.php 4/10: The Fowler Family Radio Hour (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://www.facebook.com/thefowlerfamilyradiohou Synopsis: "The Fowler Family Radio Hour" features down-home songs and commercials, the latest episode of the soap opera "Holly Springs Eternal," and plenty of local color from the fictional southern town of Henley. RSS Feed: https://feeds.transistor.fm/the-fowler-family-radio-hour 4/10: The Mirage Barrage (Fiction - Superhero) Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/980926 Synopsis: In the Mirage Universe, a great being from another dimension sleeps within the core of the Earth. So powerful is he that even his dreams can grant individuals extraordinary powers- super powers! Tales of superheroes, supervillains, secret agents, inter-dimensional travelers and a myriad of other characters will unfurl in this- the Mirage Barrage! Expect excitement, intrigue, action, mystery and more! No tale is too big or too small for the Mirage Universe! RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/980926.rss 4/11: Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Fiction - Horror) Site: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1000771 Synopsis: If you like horror stories, you'll want to listen to mine... I'll be reading out the short stories I've written, as well as chapters of my novels. I hope you like them! RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1000771.rss 4/11: Roads Uncharted (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://roads-uncharted.simplecast.com/ Synopsis: Roads Uncharted is an actual play podcast using the Genesys RPG system, set in a homebrew fantasy world. The story takes place shortly after thousands of children suddenly went missing on the eve of a festival. Join the players and GM Dax as they try to solve this mystery and find their place in a world where gods meddle in the lives of mortals. RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/FVjUsTA8 4/12: Sincerely, B (Fiction - Crime/Mystery) Site: http://sincerelyb.libsyn.com/ Synopsis: I've discovered odd letters addressed to my house. They tell a story of someone I know only as "B." B has, apparently, started a new life, buying a home with the intent to renovate. But things are odd in B's new town. And maybe a bit dangerous too. RSS Feed: http://sincerelyb.libsyn.com/rss 4/13: Dice Therapy (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://dicetherapyap.pinecast.co/ Synopsis: Your inoculation against the mundane via Actual Play recordings of Tabletop RPG sessions. RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/dicetherapyap 4/13: Liquid Picnic Audio Dramas (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://soundcloud.com/user-818973058 Synopsis: Podcast by Liquid Picnic Production. RSS Feed: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:779196667/sounds.rss 4/13: Lottie's Diary (Fiction - Historical) Site: https://anchor.fm/lottie-fisher Synopsis: Lottie’s 1930 diary showed up years ago in a jumble sale in the south of England. Written in a Collins’ Royal Diary, it’s the story of a young woman from North London. A story of English privilege between the wars. Each episode brings another month from Lottie's 1930 life. Some things are familiar; at other time she inhabits another world. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1cbb6fcc/podcast/rss 4/13: Tales of Zendaria (Fiction - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/talesofzendaria Synopsis: Tales of Zendaria is a Young Adult fantasy-fiction audiobook, which chronicles the adventures of reluctant Princess April and her canine companion Willow through the ancient Kingdom of Zendaria. Magic, mystery and mirth await! Written and narrated by Alexander Worth. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/1c328504/podcast/rss 4/13: The Time Pirate (Dramatised - Fantasy) Site: https://beta.prx.org/series/39124 Synopsis: James Hawkins helps his mom run a motel in modern day Montauk, Long Island. But when a mysterious man washes up on the beach with a treasure map tattooed on his chest, James discovers that Billy Bones is, in fact, a time traveling pirate from the 18th century. James and his new friends, Morgan and Max, follow the map right into a magical portal that leads them back nearly three hundred years and back into a swashbuckling adventure. RSS Feed: http://feeds.bestrobotever.com/TheTimePirate 4/13: Today's Life (Dramatised - Slice of life) Site: https://today-s-life.pinecast.co Synopsis: A episodic serial that tells the story of a couple dealing with the troubles of Today's Life. RSS Feed: https://pinecast.com/feed/today-s-life 4/14: Academy Days: Christian Fiction for Teen Girls (Fiction - Slice of life) Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/795173 Synopsis: Academy Days is a fiction serial podcast for teenage girls. The Christian high school story follows four girls as they navigate school, family, friends, and the choices that each day brings. Carmen, London, Ebony, and Lacey differ in personality, but life in a small Christian school brings them together as each one grows closer to God. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/795173.rss 4/14: God of Obsidian (Dramatised - Thriller) Site: https://god-of-obsidian.simplecast.com/ Synopsis: God Of Obsidian is a dark fairytale about a gaslighting relationship, as one woman desperately seeks the story that will take her back across the narrow, dangerous bridge to freedom. RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/1Bpis_CB 4/14: Heroics (Dramatised - Superhero) Site: https://www.planetm.io/heroics/ Synopsis: When their comic-shop-as-a-front beings to struggle, a group of superheroes experiment with different career paths a little more... villainous than heroic. A new audiodrama from Justin McLachlan and PlanetM. RSS Feed: http://feeds.backtracks.fm/feeds/planetm/heroics/feed.xml?1586972899 4/14: Moon Harbor Extended (RPG - Science fiction) Site: https://www.icynewyear.com/moon-harbor-extended/ Synopsis: Moon Harbor Heroes and the Icynewyear Presents Network are proud to present Moon Harbor Extended, a continuation of the Masks: A New Generation Actual Play Moon Harbor Heroes. Moon Harbor Extended tells the stories of characters outside of Faces and Cataclysm Crew and takes us from the center of the earth to the far depths of space. There are two primary lines in this extended universe comic series. The first is a cosmic line focusing on a SABRE-sponsored space-exploration unit as they try to save the world from utter destruction, GMed by Anthony Sheets. The second is an unnamed earthbound team of all queer characters, played by all LGBTQIA+ players, who navigate Moon Harbor’s more underground secrets, including the renaissance-themed society of rat people living in the sewers. RSS Feed: https://www.icynewyear.com/moon-harbor-extended?format=rss 4/14: Next Stop (Dramatised - Comedy) Site: https://www.nextstopshow.com/ Synopsis: Your friends are moving on. You're figuring out how to move forward. NEXT STOP is an audio sitcom about your mid-to-late 20s when everyone is changing around you—and you worry that you might not catch up. When longtime roommates Cam and Ally search for someone to replace their newly engaged former roommate, they stumble upon the iconoclast and ridiculous Samuel Clemens. Across its ten-episode first season, NEXT STOP follows these roommates’ trials through work, relationships, friendships and more. RSS Feed: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/nextstop 4/14: Rage of Nerds (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://rageofnerds.podbean.com Synopsis: Captured by the Drow and trapped in the Underdark, how will this crew of adventurer's find their way back to the surface world? Tune in to find out! RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/rageofnerds/feed.xml 4/14: Tales from the Aether (Dramatised - Fantasy) Site: https://anchor.fm/talesfromtheaether Synopsis: Original fairy tales for the modern day world. Tales From The Aether is an anthology series written by 3x award-winning writer, Jackie Jorgenson, which tells a different three part story each season. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/b4908f8/podcast/rss 4/14: The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw (Dramatised - Slice of life) Site: https://www.joshuabyron.com/ Synopsis: The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw is a fiction podcast about four queer and trans friends dating, crying, and waiting for the subway in New York City. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/157b0dd0/podcast/rss 4/14: The Villes (Fiction - Children) Site: http://www.thevilles.com/podcast-2/ Synopsis: The Villes - A series of whimsical illustrated children's stories aimed at 6 to 10 year olds, written by BBC TV Property expert Martin Roberts from Homes under the Hammer. From Tiredsville and Windyville, to Coldsville and Boredsville, the Magical bus takes Herman and the reader on a journey of fun and intrigue. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1011739.rss 4/15: Adelyne's Apothecary (Fiction - Historical) Site: https://www.adelynesapothecary.com/ Synopsis: Adelyne’s Apothecary is a fiction podcast exploring the world of folk herbalist Adelyne Hutcheson. Adelyne’s storytelling takes us deep into the hills of Northern Appalachia where we meet her eccentric neighbors, family, and dearest plant friends. RSS Feed: https://feeds.transistor.fm/adelynes-apothecary 4/15: Dusk and Dawn (RPG - Fantasy) Site: http://www.buzzsprout.com/1014709 Synopsis: A Real Play Dnd Podcast following the adventures of Marek, Cinthia, Duna, and Mari as they fight to discover what's really happening in the Whiskey Republic. RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1014709.rss 4/15: Joao Nsita (Fiction - Slice of life) Site: https://anchor.fm/joao-nsita Synopsis: This is the Joao Nsita podcast, a podcast channel dedicated to exploring the delightfully strange worlds of love through drama and comedy. RSS Feed: https://anchor.fm/s/e6f030c/podcast/rss 4/15: MILKTEA (Fiction - Science fiction) Site: https://www.snakble.com/podcast Synopsis: Nate is a clone without any memories of his previous life. “The Key” is the queen of an ice planet he’s just crash landed on. “Father” is his robot, the only parent Nate has ever known. Traverse a 1000 years to uncover the mystery of who Nate and the Key are and what they mean to each other. RSS Feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/milktea/ 4/15: North Star Rising (Fiction - Science fiction) Site: https://www.northstarcrew.com/ Synopsis: Two humans find themselves on a space adventure in this six part audiobook, from the writer of Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular. RSS Feed: https://northstarcrew.libsyn.com/rss 4/15: Reroll Expectations (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://twitter.com/RerollCast Synopsis: A Real-Play Dungeons and Dragons Podcast featuring Cayce McWilliams, WIll Truax, Anthony Carluccio, and Jeff Nabors as your local benevolent Dungeon Master. We are currently in a homebrewed world called Sirine, a high-fantasy world of political intrigue and bizarre, powerful magic. RSS Feed: https://rerollexpectations.libsyn.com/rss 4/15: Tale of the Manticore (RPG - Fantasy) Site: https://taleofthemanticore.podbean.com Synopsis: Tale of the Manticore is a hybrid between a dark fantasy audio drama and a solo D&D RPG. The dice make all the important decisions and, as a writer, my job is to interpret them and tell their story. Part fiction, part game, it's the story where "Chaos rolls." RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/taleofthemanticore/feed.xml 4/15: The New Colossus (Dramatised - Adaptation) Site: https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/ Synopsis: A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s classic THE SEAGULL, this rollicking tale examines the pitfalls of making art and making love in modern day America. RSS Feed: https://www.thenewcolossuspodcast.com/feed/podcast/ 4/15: War of the Words (Dramatised - Anthology) Site: https://www.conemanrunning.com/ Synopsis: Cone Man Running Productions is excited to present the next level of audioplay competition. Sixteen playwrights bracketed sweet sixteen-style to go head to head. They have 48 hours to write an original audio play with given parameters. The plays are then recorded and edited and rolled out in their bracketed pairs. The audience then decides who wins each bracket battle by voting at our website at www.conemanrunning.com. Once the winners are selected, they will then go head to head until there is only one playwright left standing! RSS Feed: http://warofthewords.libsyn.com/rss (See comments for part 2.) Previous months are available here: https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/results.php?proof=Releases&tag1=Audio%20fiction And the ongoing updates (just in case you don't want to wait for the end of the month) are available here: https://twitter.com/AudioDramaDebut And I do a weekly podcast collecting a few trailers here: https://www.thecambridgegeek.com/archive/add/add.php
2020.04.26 21:27 avendanodesignMúsica para Dormir Profundamente y Relajarse Música para Dormir Profundamente Música Relajante
La mejor música para ayudarte a conciliar el sueño y combatir la ansiedad del coronavirus Se espera que la industria de ayuda para dormir tenga un valor de $ 100 mil millones para 2023, y los servicios de audio desde Spotify hasta Calm atienden a la creciente economía de ansiedad. cio de “sueño y meditación” Calm lanzó su aplicación hace siete años, la compañía se centró en gran medida en la mitad de la oferta de meditación. Sin embargo, hace unos años, dice Michael Acton Smith, cofundador y co-CEO de Calm, comenzó a ver un fuerte aumento en el tráfico todas las tardes entre las 10:30 y las 11 de la noche. “La gente había estado usando ruido blanco o Netflix o podcasts para ayudarlos a dormir. Ahora estaban usando nuestras meditaciones “, concluyó Smith, y así la compañía comenzó a encargar lo que llama” historias “: cuentos para adultos, suaves y relajantes, con una cama de plumas de música tintineante debajo de las palabras murmuradas. Las historias, a veces leídas por actores de teatro de terciopelo como Matthew McConaughey y Stephen Fry, aún no satisfacían la demanda de los seguidores de Calm, que clamaban (silenciosamente) solo por las camas musicales, sin estorbos de voces, palabras u otros desencadenantes de nuestra rutina diaria. Música para Dormir Profundamente y Relajarse Música para Dormir Profundamente Música Relajante Hoy, la pestaña “dormir” en Calm presenta composiciones exclusivas de una hora de duración de las estrellas instrumentales del rock alternativo Moby y Sigur Rós, entre las listas de reproducción soporíferas de la Nueva Era como “Chasing Wonder”, “Healing Piano” y “Sleep Like a Baby”. En total, sus pistas se han transmitido más de 200 millones de veces. La calma actualmente está valorada en $ 1 mil millones y, dice Smith, “dormir” se ha convertido en la parte más popular de la aplicación. Con más de 52 millones de descargas, Calm es el líder entre una serie de aplicaciones de bienestar con ideas afines, en sí mismas una parte de la floreciente industria de ayuda para dormir, que se espera que valga más de $ 100 mil millones en 2023 (piense en CPAP). máquinas a Ambien a mantas pesadas). Vivimos en un mercado alcista para la economía de la ansiedad, y cuando el sueño no nos quita el sueño, muchos de nosotros recurrimos a algún tipo de ruido blanco, con la esperanza de que los pitidos y las olas y las olas lamenen nuestra charla interna. Imágenes de la aplicación de sueño y meditación Calm, que ahora está valorada en $ 1 mil millones. Los servicios de transmisión como Spotify y Apple Music han sido una bendición para los insomnes que recurren a la música para ayudarlos a quedarse dormidos; Sus bucles infinitos de baños de sonido tranquilizantes significan que no se dejará de dormir al final de un CD (o se asustará silenciosamente porque el disco está a medio camino y has estado apretando los dientes durante 20 minutos). La categoría “dormir” en Spotify tiene docenas de listas de reproducción populares para elegir, con títulos pesados como “Piano pacífico” (5,4 millones de seguidores) y “Tormentas nocturnas” (no confundir con “Lluvia nocturna”). La mayoría de las pistas que comprenden tales listas de reproducción son ambientales al extremo, el tipo de sonido sonoro que puede acompañar a su desintoxicación de luna llena en un spa Ojai. Para aquellas almas inquietas que pueden estar buscando algo que se parezca más a la música en cuanto música, pero aún con la repetición calmada necesaria para ayudar al Sandman a entrar, les pedimos a nuestros escritores de música que compartan sus benzos de audio más preciados, las canciones y las bandas sonoras que usan para derivar. lejos después de una noche de conciertos y algo más. Sus selecciones se inclinan hacia la rama de la música de arte instrumental conocida como minimalismo, pero nerd o no, están certificados para dormir y, a diferencia de los benzos reales, no tienen efectos secundarios conocidos.
Del ‘enfoque profundo’ al ‘sueño profundo’
He pasado gran parte de los últimos tres años exhausto. Siempre había sido un sueño sensible y un “búho nocturno” — tarde en la noche estudiando en la universidad y años de golpear el pavimento yendo a conciertos. Y sin embargo, todavía me pareció sorprendente cuando esa propensión a quemar el aceite de medianoche se convirtió en un insomnio en toda regla. Intenté lo que parecía ser cada remedio. Té de menta. Contando, no ovejas sino cosas alrededor de la habitación. Leyendo. Aromaterapia Relajación muscular progresiva. Meditación guiada Algunos ayudaron. Algunos no lo hicieron. Los estudios sobre el sueño descartaron la apnea, y me negué a volver a Ambien después de despertarme en mi departamento cubierto de salsa de manzana y envoltorios de McDonald’s y el sonido de mi auto corriendo afuera. Lo que ha ayudado en mi viaje a la puntuación de las ocho horas de sueño siempre evasivo han sido los sonidos de las olas del océano. El suave derrame de agua en un circuito de una hora de duración, cortesía de “Sleep Waves” de Calmsound, ha mejorado enormemente mi salud del sueño. Junto con un régimen de melatonina y una dosis esencial de cannabis indica (Granddaddy Purple y Blackberry Kush ayudan al tren del sueño a llegar más rápido a la estación). Los relajantes sonidos del océano son un elemento básico de las listas de reproducción de “sueño”. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) My Sonos está programado con 10 horas de varios sonidos de agua: ondas suaves y onduladas; tormentas tormentosas; rocía constantemente contra el cristal de una ventana, que puede salir de los altavoces de mi habitación con solo tocar un botón. Las listas de reproducción de ruido ambiental: “ Enfoque profundo ” , “ Sueño profundo ” , “ Calma atmosférica ” , “ Ruido blanco” (todo en Spotify) también reciben una gran rotación en mi casa. Y no solo para dormir. Me vuelvo a estos sonidos cuando mis pensamientos chocan en mi cabeza; cuando está bloqueado en mi escritura; o cuando el día me ha abrumado. Incluso presiono play en “Sleep Waves” cuando mis mascotas se sienten estresadas. - Gerrick D. Kennedy
Entre primer plano y fondo
Solo en la cama no hay escapatoria de tus problemas, especialmente si tienes el sueño ligero. “¿Por qué te fuiste? ¿No sabes que te necesito? canta a los Everly Brothers en la balada “ Sleepless Nights “, de esas horas de carrera desesperadas. En “ Sleep Comes Down “, Richard Butler, de las Pieles Psicodélicas, describe ese mismo momento: “Está lloviendo en mi cabeza / Pero no caen lágrimas / Y estoy soñando contigo / Hasta que llegue el sueño”. El galán británico del pop Zayn describe las noches que pasé “deambulando y paseando por todas estas calles / Quemándome los ojos de rojo, no dormí durante semanas”. “Todos viven o están muertos”, canta Dustin Payseur de Beach Fossils en “ Apnea del sueño “. “Y todavía estoy en mi cama / Y no tengo ni idea”. Bienvenido al club. Todo está mal cuando los Zs te evaden. Para los que duermen poco, esas y otras canciones con enfoque lírico están estrictamente prohibidas. La voz humana es el gran disruptor. También lo son los cambios estructurales abruptos y las canciones dinámicas de liberación de tensión que comienzan en silencio pero se vuelven ruidosas. Este durmiente ligero descubrió que cuando los ronquidos no llegan, la solución es la música electrónica instrumental pacífica, en gran parte de la variedad techno alemana: el álbum del equipo electrónico mínimo “ Las Vegas “ de Burger / Ink ; la serie multivolumen de Kompakt Records llamada “ Pop Ambient “; el álbum conceptual pacífico “ Empire State Building “ de Khan y Walker; y el trabajo recopilado de Reinhard Voigt , que es la mitad de Burger / Ink y actúa solo como Gas. Lo que conecta estas obras es una devoción al espacio sonoro que existe en el maravilloso reino entre la música de fondo y la música de fondo. El objetivo es ingresar a la zona similar a la que el músico islandés Björk recorre en “ Auriculares “. “Genio para quedarse dormido con tu cinta anoche, tan cálido”, canta, capturando la sensación de desaparecer en la música: “Los sonidos atraviesan los músculos, estos movimientos abstractos sin palabras”. Sus auriculares le salvaron la vida, concluye: “Tu cinta, me arrullo para dormir, dormir, dormir …” - Randall Roberts
Quiero ser sedado
Primero, quiero decir esto: aléjate de los benzos. Hace unos años, un médico me recetó una pequeña dosis nocturna de Valium para ayudarme a dormir durante un episodio de depresión que se resolvió en unas pocas semanas. Siguió escribiéndome más recetas de Valium, durante años, hasta que un día, un médico diferente dijo que me había convertido en un adicto al benzo y que necesitaba patearlas, lo cual era costoso, doloroso y tomó meses. Todavía tengo insomnio ocasional, posiblemente debido a mi abuso de benzo. Pero también: Trump. Cuando quiero ser sedado, no juego “Quiero ser sedado”. Mi antídoto contra el insomnio es el minimalismo: repetitivo, lento, ding-ding-dong aburrido para la mayoría de las personas. Pero al limitar la cantidad de datos que recibe su cerebro, también puede acelerar los pensamientos acelerados. Solo tengo alrededor de seis álbumes en mi iPhone, tú ganas, transmitiendo, y uno es el trompetista Jon Hassell y el productor “ Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics ”de 1980, uno de los álbumes ambientales supremos. Hassell juega con moderación y mantiene notas hasta que se evaporan. Su trompeta calma como una manta cargada, y las pistas de ritmo ligeramente funky desaceleran un latido ansioso. El álbum de Hassell es tranquilizador, como benzos pero no adictivo.
La primera música New Age de Baby
Cuando tus hijos son muy pequeños, quieres que duerman para que tú también puedas dormir. Luego crecen un poco y quieres que duerman para que puedas quedarte despierto. Pero cuando mis dos hijos tenían 5 y 6 años, durmientes confiables una vez que se fueron, aunque el viaje podría ser muy largo, mi esposa y yo volvimos a ese estado anterior. De repente, gracias a un álbum que descubrimos sobre “cuatro personas pequeñas” llamadas Eeny, Meeny, Miney y Mo, estaríamos discutiendo sobre quién tuvo que acostar a los niños un minuto y luego se durmieron rápidamente en el piso de su habitación. el siguiente. El álbum es uno de una serie de colecciones de “Meditaciones guiadas para niños” de Michelle Roberton-Jones , de quien no sabía nada antes de que un servicio de transmisión ofreciera su trabajo en respuesta a la búsqueda de algunos de esos términos. Hoy, media década después, todavía no sé mucho acerca de Roberton-Jones, más allá del hecho de que ella se encuentra en el Reino Unido, como dice su sitio web, y “recibió una visita de Ángel” (!) En diciembre de 2000 “mientras severamente enfermo en el hospital “. Aparentemente, ese evento la inspiró a hacer estos discos, que establecieron sus recitaciones de historias sobre esas cuatro pequeñas criaturas, sus fiestas de té y sus bailes de medianoche y sus pinceles mágicos, contra sintetizadores de cámara lenta que se sienten como la primera música New Age del bebé. . ¿Suena horrible? Lo hubiera pensado si me lo hubieran dicho. Sin embargo, con sus texturas suaves y cambios de acordes casi imperceptibles, las cosas de Roberton-Jones son increíblemente relajantes; su acento de niñera funciona para que te sientas tan tranquilo que puedas sentir tu cuerpo relajándose con cada sílaba firme pero comprensiva. Las “Meditaciones guiadas para niños” tienen una clara indiferencia que hizo que mi esposa y yo quisiéramos ser quienes disfrutaran de esa experiencia desenrollada (en oposición a un episodio de “House of Cards”) después de otro día ocupado. Como crítico, generalmente trato de escuchar lo más activamente que puedo, para descubrir qué está pasando en una canción y por qué estoy respondiendo a ella tal como estoy. Sin embargo, el éxito de Roberton-Jones es que su oyente deje de prestar atención, al menos como comúnmente entendemos ese acto. De hecho, ¿quién sabe lo que estaban haciendo los cerebros de mis hijos o de mí después de apagarnos, pero antes de que Eeny y compañía terminaran sus aventuras? - Mikael Wood
Una pesadilla se convierte en meditación.
La historia de los “ bucles de desintegración “ de William Basinski está indisolublemente ligada al día más pesadilla del siglo XXI. En 2001, el compositor, tratando de archivar una serie de composiciones melancólicas y repetitivas de los años 80, se dio cuenta de que el acto de tocar las cintas polvorientas y en descomposición condujo a su destrucción. Los resultados musicales fueron interesantes e inesperados, y los dejó jugar hasta su desaparición. Sin embargo, poco después de que el compositor de Nueva York terminara, los aviones golpearon el World Trade Center, y las cintas se convirtieron en un artefacto de las emociones devastadas de ese momento y lugar (especialmente cuando se acompañan con imágenes de las misteriosas secuelas en el horizonte de Manhattan, tomadas de Basinski’s techo). El arte, como todo lo demás, puede colapsar y desaparecer. Casi dos décadas después, los bucles todavía tienen una cualidad meditativa y calmante. (Recibieron una reedición amorosa y completa de 2012 en el sello experimental Temporary Residence. Pero, sinceramente, levantarse y voltear el vinilo sacude la experiencia, así que tal vez la transmitan primero). A pesar de la conmoción de su historia de origen, estas composiciones tienen una forma hipnótica del tiempo de flexión. No sucede mucho en cuanto a la melodía o la dinámica: los cambios en el tono y el estado de ánimo son lentos y, a veces, imperceptibles. Pero ponte uno en una habitación oscura y pasa una hora en un instante. La disolución de la música refleja la mente a la deriva en el sueño. Qué extraño que una música tan ligada al trauma pudiera terminar trayendo tanta paz y descanso. Dios sabe que lo necesitamos ahora. - August Brown
Bach a dormir
Cuando mi hijo mayor era un niño pequeño, y yo estaba buscando música para usar a la hora de dormir, tomé una reedición de la grabación del violinista y director de orquesta Yehudi Menuhin de los Conciertos para violín y las Suites orquestales de Bach en el Festival Internacional de Música de Bath en Inglaterra. Esto se convirtió en un favorito partiular, tanto que se convirtió, y sigue siendo, conocido en nuestra familia como “la música de la siesta”, que giramos tanto en la noche como en las sesiones de siesta de la tarde. Esto también se produjo inmediatamente después de la introducción del término “el efecto Mozart” en 1991, en el que los investigadores de música estaban promoviendo en gran medida la idea de que escuchar música clásica, especialmente en la juventud, ayuda a mejorar el funcionamiento del cerebro. Si Mozart era bueno para los niños, pensé por extensión, Bach, el gran arquitecto de la música clásica, cuyas composiciones siempre me parecieron obras maestras de las matemáticas y el arte de la música, podría ser aún mejor. Si finalmente hay algún beneficio fisiológico para adoctrinar a los niños con música clásica, realmente no me preocupaba; En un nivel instintivo, sabía que era bueno para el alma, y mi hijo, Alec, y luego su hermano pequeño, Harrison, quien vino un par de años después, respondieron positivamente. Mi sentido era la integridad estructural de Bach, Mozart y algunos de los otros maestros de música clásica no pudieron evitar alimentar el desarrollo beneficioso de las vías neuronales. Además, me encantó. Desde entonces, si encuentro que mi mente se acelera cuando llega el momento de golpear la almohada, recurro a esta grabación para ayudar a apagar el caos del día y entrar en un espacio interior más tranquilo. Cada vez que escucho el motivo de apertura del concierto para violín A Minor, que comienza esta colección, instantáneamente me siento asentado y puedo recuperar la sensación de que todo está bien en el mundo. Gracias a: - Randy Lewis
2020.04.17 06:38 groudonRamsayNew DM here! Any tips, house rules, campaigns I could run?
Hi everyone! With the quarantine practically locking everyone within their homes and the local grocery for essential needs, my friends finally went through with making their D&D characters using DnDBeyond's site, as they want to play. They've also unanimously elected me as their DM. Honestly, I haven't played too much D&D but I've played D&D-based games such as Neverwinter Nights 2, Baldurs Gate when I was younger, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic I and II (Still playing II right now), so I'm no stranger to the d20 system, how leveling up works, how stats affect damage and the saving throws against your spells and how much damage a spell does. My party members are quite the nerds themselves. Playing quite their fair share of RPGs, both Western RPGS and JRPGS, and have played a one shot D&D Campaign. To help them get familiarized with a much more "explicit" d20-based RPG (cuz let's admit it, almost all RPGs, to an extent, took a lot from the d20 system), I made an RPG based on our university-selves, set in the past in our alma mater. The game was basically a pre-apocalyptic event, and they don't have stats per se, but traits that help them in certain situations. The success of their actions are determined by a d20 roll, and damage their weapons do are determined by a variety of different dice. We play over discord and I installed chatbots to facilitate the dice rolls. We've only had 3 sessions so far and I think they've acclimated to the rolling dice. I'm also currently reading the Player Handbook, then the DM Manual next, and then two more books cuz there's an Aarakocra (Eternal Evil and Volo's Guide to Monsters) and a Variant Aasimar in the party. Not sure if I have to read the Monster Manual, Xanthars Guide to Monsters at this point. I'm also planning on running the campaign on Roll20, and Discord as a voice channel alternative. Any tips, house rules, or ready made campaign suggestions? The party is made of the following:
2020.04.07 05:04 TopOfTheKeyThat One Time the 2006-07 Utah Jazz Made it to the WCF and Nearly Stole the West
Complete side note / intro / monologue thing. I was flying to the west coast when I had a layover in Salt Like City. I truly thought I would never be in the state of Utah at any point in my life, but here I was, on my way. I am a horrible human being so I talk to people at airports and there was this one couple that was incredibly excited to be traveling to Utah. They had matching ‘We Love Utah’ shirts and I legitimately thought they were cops. They weren’t. I started a casual conversation with them and would ask them why they love Utah so much. They would go on for a solid hour about the parks, the nature, the beauty of it and then, they spent a 1 minute on the Utah Jazz and I thought I had a conversation point with them. I asked them why they liked the Jazz, being the snarky asshole that I am while hiding the fact I had been a Wizards fan all of my life, and they mentioned how they met at a Western Conference Finals game. I was thinking they were talking about sometime in the 90s but that didn’t add up to their age. For a solid 10 minutes, I couldn’t think of the match-up and then I realized — they did it in the one year where it was one of the most unimportant series of that year. You had the ‘We Believe’ Warriors vs Mavs, Suns vs Spurs, and the LeBron James first real run in the playoffs. It was honestly the most Jazz thing to do, get to the western conference finals but barely remember it happened. ... We constantly live our sport lives pondering, “what if” statements. What if X happened? What if Y happened? Both a coping mechanism and fun to think about, it keeps our brain sharp and has made barstool conversations 100x more enjoyable. Then again, what if the “what ifs” happened? What if the cards fell into your favor, making what may seem like a dream turn into a reality? The 06-07 Jazz nearly had it happen with them. Bridesmaids in the lore of professional basketball, the Utah Jazz could never get a championship. Their most talented rosters never felt like enough, always succumbing to a team that is simply greater. Then again, we usually want a championship team to be the best team at that period of time but you get the message I'm trying to say. But during the mid-2000s, we never knew who was the best team at the time. Basketball media would marvel at the unknown, due to the entertainment aspect, but also coddle in fear as their analysis could be meaningless in a matter of a series. They feature teams we mention in passing but never truly respected when talking about the greatest of the greats. It would have been the perfect opportunity for the Jazz to win a title. … Bleacher Report once called Jerry Sloan a ‘tragic protagonist.’ It was an oddly beautiful description. He turned down his first coaching gig with his alma mater and 5 days later, the coaching staff would pass away in a tragic plane crash. His best line-up possibly ever ran into one of the greatest dynasties of all-time—the 90s Bulls. He would develop a reputation of pushing referees and a fiery personality. And he did this all in Utah. After the Stockton-Malone era, the Jazz would prepare for the years of nothing. Expected to be the worst team in 2003-04, they weren’t. They would fight 8th with the Denver Nuggets, only to choke away their changes in the final two games. The next two seasons, 04-05 and 05-06, wouldn’t favor the Jazz as well, bringing expectations of the team back to reality. But 06-07, something was in the air. Jerry Sloan had developed a motion offense system that could compensate for weak players. His motion offense was fundamental basketball at its finest, he just needed the right person to guide it. A stud out of college, Deron Williams would go from one team that couldn’t finish the deal to another team that couldn't finish the deal. His first year was solid from a rookie point guard standard but the world was already beginning to realize that the man taken after him may be a tad bit special — Chris Paul. Then again, Jazz fans wouldn’t complain about what they were getting out of Williams. He would be paired with veterans Carlos Boozer, Andrei Kirilenko, Derek Fisher, Matt Harpring and Mehemet Okur. But the team would also luck into some solid rookie bench talent with Ronnie Brewer, Paul Millsap and Dee Brown. 13 Utah Jazz players would make their appearance in a play-off game, which was just an impressive feat for a team that was projected to fall of the face of the year just a mere two seasons ago. Despite the Spurs win in 2005, the west not able to capture titles in 04 and 06, continuing a narrative that the west’s dominance was over. Kobe Bryant’s re-build of the Lakers was taking longer that expected, we still didn’t completely understand the power of Greg Popovich but we still hated the Spurs because of how good they were, and a player by the name of LeBron James was continuing to build his reputation was one of the league’s best. Entering the play-offs, the storyline in the west was simple — who would survive? You had a dominant Mavericks line-up with peak Dirk, the Suns were still incredibly talented, everyone still hated the Spurs, Yao and Tracy were (technically) healthy, Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson were teaming up, Kobe Bryant was in the play-off. Finally, the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors were also in the play-offs. The Jazz weren’t favored to beat their first round opponent, the Houston Rockets. The Northwest Division of the west was much weaker than its siblings. But it was the perfect first round match-up for the Jazz. The Rockets still had no depth to their line-up. They hadn’t learn from their 2005 play-offs experience, then again, they didn’t have time to learn because of the health problems with Yao and Tracy. Home court advantage would be the story for what was an overall ugly series. 6 games — 6 home team wins. No team would score over 100 points — which normally would lead into the favor of Yao and Tracy, but the lower scoring, grinding matches also meant a lot of minutes for the two stars. But the Rockets again would have their hearts broken in a Game 7. The Utah Jazz would start the game strong, thanks to Carlos Boozer but a second half resurrection from McGrady and Yao — who would account for 37 total second half points — meant the game would be close. With a one point lead with less than two minutes to go, the Utah Jazz would take the ball out in their half-court. What felt like two straight plays meant to open up a pick-and-roll opportunity for Williams and Boozer, instead created two three-point opportunities for Mehmet Okur — the first one missing, the second one finding the bottom of the net. Yao’s two free-throws after a tough fall meant one solid defensive possession would give Tracy one last chance to make magic happen. Instead, Carlos Boozer’s fight on the boards would seal the fate of the Rockets. 35 points, 14 rebounds, 9 of 12 from the line secured a second round opportunity for the Jazz but more importantly, it was a second round opportunity against the Golden State Warriors. The nerds of the NBA universe would tell you they knew the Warriors would beat the Mavericks because they swept the regular season series. But in reality, it was the story of a perfect gameplan. Don Nelson knew Dirk inside and out. Despite our known legacy of Dirk, at times he would disappear in play-off series, even at the peak of his powers. Baron Davis would also proceed to have an all-time heat check playoff performance run that would secure the deal. Plus, Mark Cuban also had a weird unshaven 5 o’clock shadow thing going, it didn’t really matter, I just find it funny looking back at Mark Cuban’s ‘looks’ when the Mavericks lost in the mid-2000s. Its also why the Warriors didn’t stand much of a chance against the Jazz. Don Nelson didn't know the Jazz. They would battle and more importantly entertain with their style of playing—including a memorable game 3 dunk from Baron Davis. But it didn’t feel like the Warriors had the strength to get through Utah alive. It was still entertaining. Game 1 was a Deron Williams coming out party. His 31 points put to to shame the shootout attempts from Matt Barnes, Jason Richardson and Baron Davis. The lack of 'board men' from the Warriors meant Carlos Boozer could stat pad all he wanted, racking up 20 total rebounds, 10 offensive and 10 defensive, along with Mehmet Okur’s 11 rebounds. Matt Harpring and Andrei Kirilenko would provide solid mid-range support and Utah looked solid. The game would still be close going into the final moments. Baron Davis's 17 points in the second quarter gave the Warriors a boost that some would think would last until the end of the game — producing two 30+ point quarters as a team. But Jason Richardson couldn’t carry the weight of his teammates — who couldn’t battle against the size and swiftness in the 4th quarter. A tied game with less than 20 seconds to go, Mehmet Okur would again get a three point look, this time alone in the corner, and again, Carlos Boozer would pick-up his rebound and score the contested two. A missed three point shot with 10 seconds to go gave the Jazz the cushion to push forward in a series that felt immediately like a mountain the Warriors couldn’t climb over. Game 2 would again, be another thriller. If the Warriors were going to win, it would have to be on the back of Baron Davis. If the Jazz were going to win, it didn’t have to be through one guy. Its why AK47 being a point guard for a period of time in game 2 made sense…Kind of. Derek Fisher would also have a storybook moment, returning to the team following his daughter’s illness. Deron Williams was in foul trouble, Dee Brown had a scary injury so as Derek Fisher arrived in the area, he would suit up and immediately join the game. His 5 points in the game didn’t feel memorable on the stats sheet but it was memorable in the hearts of Utah, which is all that truly matters. The fourth quarter would feature another disappearing act from Baron Davis — this time through his missed free throws. And when he wasn’t able to win the game for the Warriors in the final moments, overtime did not seem optimal. The Utah Jazz would enter the overtime will all of their cards on the table, able to play without fear. 14 points to 4 in OT in a winnable game 4 for the Warriors felt like a morale breaker, even with the knowledge that their return to Oracle Arena would be a much needed morale booster. The Warriors couldn’t be screwed on the boards if they didn’t miss shots. 70 points at half time, the Warriors needed the pop-off performance. 52.6% from the field, 47% from deep and they would only be out-rebounded by 15. It felt like a complete win. And then game 4 felt like the Warriors realized the boss they thought they defeated had a second form. Despite having a 3-point lead entering the fourth, they wouldn’t be prepared for a 40-point onslaught that would happen. 14 points from Derek Fisher, 12 from Okur were enough to outscore the Warriors. Deron, Boozer and Kirilenko providing the cherry on top gave the Jazz a nice 14 point game 4 lead and prepared the probable game 5 victory. It would have felt a lot cleaner if Deron Williams didn’t return to Earth as a point guard. Despite have an incredible play-offs so far, his foul trouble and unfortunate injuries plagued the Jazz—even with the crafty maneuvers of a bigger line-up from Sloan. His two early fouls game the Warriors a chance, especially with Monta Ellis doing work on the offensive end. But the Warriors would implode in the third quarter. The ball simply wouldn’t go in the basket. Davis, Jackson, Richardson, Ellis, Barnes would combine for 2 made baskets on 16 attempts. Williams would fight through foul trouble for the Jazz and the length of the Jazz was too much. AK47 would have one of his better games of a disappointing season, recording the double-double, Boozer and Okur were still dominating the front court. Miracles couldn’t beat strength. It would set up a western conference finals that would put the world to sleep, so much so that ESPN nearly — they still didn’t because it is ESPN — had hockey as its first highlight on SportsCenter. Juxtaposed with LeBron versus the Pistons in the east, it was a tough one to watch. But was it a winnable one for the Jazz? No. The Spurs had the Jazz’s number. ESPN would show a stat that the Spurs were 16-0 home against the Jazz in their last sixteen. Not a good look for a team that would have to win one on the road. The Spurs had battled against the Suns and would come out on top. Everyone remembers this as the series as the one where the Suns got screwed by poor officiating and bullshit NBA rules.. It also could have been spin zoned as the series that screwed the Jazz. They had a good balance of size and swiftness were they would want to push the pace while also having the ability to slow it down when they needed to against a smaller line-up. Sometimes, you just realize your luck runs out. The Spurs weren’t a good match-up for the Jazz — they were everything the Jazz were but simply better. Despite Boozer and Williams being great in the series, Kirilenko and Okur couldn’t find the consistency to be the third key member of the Jazz to battle against three legends in Duncan, Parker and Ginobili. A frustrating game 3 for Tim Duncan — who would account for 8 turnovers, provided hope in a loveless place. The Jazz couldn’t win on the road but they could win at home against the Spurs. However in game 4, the Spurs would return the favor. Questionable foul calls against the Jazz nearly lead to the refs being pushed. Manu’s ability to get Fish and Deron Williams into foul trouble nearly sealed the fate for the Jazz, who would have to wait one more game to depart from the play-offs. And even though the Jazz didn’t make the finals and had effectively met their match, the story of the team deserves some recognition. A 1-8 first round miracle is impressive but a 5 seed with little expectations nearly fighting their way into the NBA Finals would have been an incredible story. The peak of the Jazz powers would never line-up in the order that would establish them as a force to be reckoned with in the west. They wouldn’t make moves to change their history, they seemed okay with mediocrity. And as other forces around them would emerge and takeover, they would slowly fall to the wayside. … My co-worker that may never get married, always talks about how she loves being the bridesmaid at weddings. She would spin zone it as her being able to tell the stories of the relationships, the memories of the events and being apart of the story. I might not be in the dress, but I’m in the pictures. The mid 2000s Jazz were indeed in the pictures. Not expected to be the one to catch the bouquet and find the man of their dreams, they would sit through the bumpy road that was the reconfiguring of the western conference. Jerry Sloan’s ability to turn trash into less trash was a feat of is own and likely won’t get the 30-for-30 recognition, the chapter in a book of basketball and probably won’t even get mentioned in a highlight package. But it still happened.
2020.03.26 06:59 thetrueshyguyAnyone want to pick apart a dead grad school essay for fun?
As one of so many in self-quarantine, I thought this might be a little bit of fun. I was curious if anyone would be interested in tearing apart this statement of intent. It was one I wrote so many years ago and never really sought to get feedback on it. And since it doesn't really have much use today [a grad program I will not be attending], I thought it would be fun for people to give feedback. Pick it apart and what not. Roast the S*** out of it? Hopefully that's within the confines of the sub's rules. (Took out any identifying information.) Strengths/weaknesses/etc. Pick it apart! Like my father before me, my decision to pursue a graduate degree stems from a deep-seated desire to follow a specific career path: embracing my passion for education and to teach. While his pair of degrees emphasized his enjoyment for the physical sciences, opening doors for him as an educator and primarily as an engineer, my degrees reflect my love for the humanities. With that as my principal motivation, I took the time and dedication to earn a B.A. in History and English (as well as a Film Studies Minor) from his alma mater – SCHOOL. As an undergrad, I came to understand that a career in academia requires a lot of hard work and dedication to research, original scholarship, peer collaboration, and contributing to the growth of knowledge. To better prepare me to tackle these challenges, I’ve decided to continue my studies at SCHOOL and earn my M.A. in English. Most of my adult life I have been captivated by the academic value and historical significance of “geek” and “nerd” culture which more recently has started to be seen as having strong academic merit. I am primarily interested in the literary examination of science fiction (SF), fantasy, horror, and several of their more popular sub-genres. This includes: alternate histories, cyberpunk, dystopias, post-apocalyptic societies, post-humanism, retrofuturism, space operas, splatterpunk, steampunk, time travel, virtual reality, and zombie apocalypses. In addition to literature, I enjoy critically examining various forms of media including cinema, comics, video games, music, theatre, and other forms of popular entertainment as well as their use in an educational setting. While my literary tastes and academic interests might be viewed as broad, I know that I will narrow my focus while in graduate school. While there will always be those in higher education who feel that some of the things I enjoy hold little to no practical value (read: low culture), I will avidly argue for the theory that they do indeed hold an educational and cultural value and warrant further study. Support for this came during the summer of YEAR when I took a course surveying British women authors with Professor NAME. Upon reading a supplemental essay from the back of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea, and drawing from the knowledge I gained from examining the Caribbean in History 300, a seed was sown and I have continued to nurture it. With the belief that it will provide me a boost going into graduate school, I amassed a nearly 30 page reading list (composed of hundreds of essays, books, and articles – including over 130 books I personally own) and started penning a thesis-length research paper (nearly 100 pages so far) focusing on the critical examination of the zombie – an influential and popular horror icon that continues to flourish in various forms of media. I have chosen to use a segment of this research paper as a writing sample. Having a broad understanding of what the zombie is, and how it has become incorporated into popular culture over the last century, I sought to examine what I knew more in-depth and to expand my knowledge about them. Starting with the idea that I would first look at the creature’s historical context, I would, from there, divide my focus into three primary areas: the modern zombie in cinema, gaming, and literature. While Gothic literature helped pave the way for horror icons in cinema which fostered their growth in gaming; the modern zombie worked in reverse first appearing on the silver screen and from there influencing, gaming, which lead to it finally being more accepted in literary form. The growth of all three areas continues to “feed” off of the others as only zombies can do. While that research was done independently, further evidence for my joy of researching and writing on popular culture comes from my senior history seminar with Professor NAME. For this two-part course, I researched the political cartoons during the Civil War. Several universities are starting to accept the comic (and graphic novel) as both an artistic and literary form, and some – SCHOOL included – have even started to create a dedicated degree, minor, or certificate for their students. I’ve always felt that the political cartoon is a historical element of ‘comic studies’ that is often overlooked and it is my plan to work at adding the Comic Studies Certificate to my graduate studies, as I was unable to work towards it as an undergrad. I am constantly reminded of the following quote: “There must arise in every new decade a new generation of critics within the field who will praise the new when it has virtue, while respecting the strength of the old.” While these words, written by Tor editor David G. Hartwell in his examination of science fiction Age of Wonders (p. 186), were specifically written about SF, it can be applied nearly every branch of literary studies – if not every academic discipline. I’m excited to contribute to the examination of significant 21st century literature, an area of literature that continues to be written at an incredibly fast rate, in addition to studying the important authors who came to prominence prior to this new millennium. It remains my sincerest belief that holding two degrees will provide me a unique and rewarding path towards my goals by providing me with flexibility in how I market myself to my peers. And I predict by the time I finish my graduate studies at SCHOOL, I will be better suited to help that next generation be able to critically examine the decades of 21st century literature that has yet to be written.
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