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2023.06.02 23:18 WillTally Casual mixed usage recco

I'm an averaged height guy looking to buy a decent mixed road and trail usage bike for casual exercise/leisure riding. Most usage will be done around a well paved ~1 mile loop of my hilly neighborhood however I'm very close to some decent mixed use hiking trails (mostly flat with packed dirt and leaves) so I'd like the ability to ride on those as well. Definitely will *not* be doing any racing or serious mountain biking or using it to commute or anything like that though. I'm thinking a hybrid bike would be best but not too sure on brands/models. I had a lot of bikes as a kid but haven't purchased one in a long time.
My budget ideally is sub $500 but I'm the kind of person who will stretch their budget a bit if it means something significantly better for not much more money ($700-$800 total max). Good value is most important to me so if I can get 95% (functionally... aesthetics not too important) of the bike for half the money that kind of scenario is probably my preference. I'm definitely not opposed to buying used either. First thing that caught my eye locally was a used Trek Dual Sport 2 hybrid for $375... would that be good? Didn't see much else used locally online but I haven't hit up any of the local bike shops yet. I will once I have a better idea of what I should be looking for.
Anyways, what would you recommend?
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2023.06.02 23:18 Positive_Technology2 Ai will not kill Art (Art is dead since 2008)

Drawing, illustration is dead. But it didn't die yesterday, it's not something that happened with the advent of AI. It is a phenomenon that has been around for some time, for at least a decade now.
It all started around 2008. 2008 was a year of great development for the internet in general, I personally have the perception that the web became mainstream around that time, especially thanks to the various social platforms which at the time were still crawling.
Now, without long rounds of words, the death of art is the fault of social media and capitalism. Very original thought I am aware. But the discussion obviously doesn’t end here. As I have been saying for a couple of years now, social platforms have betrayed their initial mission, there is no longer sincere sharing and publishing things on the net, especially for artists, has backfired. The internet is no longer a place where self expression makes sense, right now we find ourselves inside a monumental manger for AI companies and advertisers. These companies are straight evil, black or white, there is no shade of gray, basically Netslé if it was a tech company. They not only feed on our content but apparently now they aim to replace it. Call me a conspiracy theorist, luddite, do as you please. This whole story is just plain wrong. I could write long paragraphs to give you the impression that I have a little awareness or a deeper thought on the subject but that's not what I'm here for. I want to talk about the death of art.
When I say that art is dead I don't really mean it, the same goes for the internet and social networks, I am critical of these two things but there is no doubt that they have given us so much. The point of my speech is only one: saturation.
We are drowning in talent, there are too many masterpieces out there, it is full of people who are incredibly capable of creating entertainment of all types and for all tastes. Books, movies, comics, cartoons, video games. A single life is not enough to enjoy all the beauty of these infinite parallel worlds. But what role does drawing play in all of this? The greatest of masterpieces today is consumed with a speed not worthy of its quality.
What I mean is try to think of the most iconic video game released since 2010, the one that has generated the most reactions from the general public. Two video games come to mind: Minecraft and Undertale. I have to confess one thing to you, I'm not a big fan of these two, they are definitely close to my personal top 20 but there is a lot of stuff that I liked more. However, it’s impossible to not recognize their value, the impact that they had in videogame sub-culture.
Now, let's stop for a second on Undertale. You know Undertale's art style, right? It's iconic, but to call it inspired is perhaps a bit of an overstatement. It is certainly different and genuine and it is precisely this simplicity that has made it enter the hearts of many people. In addition to the incredible soundtrack of course. In the end, it's really true that graphics only count for a few, what counts is the artistic direction but even above are the ideas and the way they are applied.
I want to give you as an example a youtube channel that has recently exploded. It's called Monstergarden.
He is a guy who deals with fantasy and worldbuilding. If you take a look at his content you will quickly understand what it means to know how to use your imagination well. It's not just the drawing that brings you the numbers that his channel has raised in less than a month.
So drawing is useless? For me yes, in part. A poorly drawn comic with a good story, I can follow it (basically the original One Punch Man webcomic), but bad story and good drawing... eehhh When I say drawing is useless try to think about how much time you spend looking at a single drawing on the internet, a few seconds most of the time, at least that's true to me. Usually I stop for more time in front of a drawing when I read a comics… or porn (I'm a simple man).
As an artist, I occasionally get lost in my drawings, staring at them for several minutes. It's kind of sad to think that there will probably never be anyone who will spend at least half the time I spent looking at my stuff. In a way, I'm my own #1 fan, sounds a bit depressing I know. I think this doesn't just apply to me, it's my opinion but I think there are many of us in this boat. When I was younger I drew to show others that I was good at it, now that I've grown up a bit I do what I do just because I feel like it. I gave up on social media, now I'm only dedicating myself to my story. I draw and write because I feel that inside me there is something that needs to come out and if I don't I feel sad, it's practically like going to the bathroom.
Speaking of AI, about a year ago I was scared, now I no longer see AI as an "invincible rival". I filled my eyes with Ai art, but there was nothing vaguely worthy of memory. Huge quantity, lack of originality. Ai art has become synonymous with the word anonymous, it’s mid as fuck, once the eye gets used to it… there’s nothing more. The only thing I found genuinely interesting are the AI generated commercials, those are very interesting and worthy to be called art, but it is just a happy atoll in the middle of a flat sea.
Do you know why I like reading comics like Scott Pilgrim? As you flip through the pages you can see the author's style evolves volume by volume. We start with volume 1 which is done in a certain way and then we get to 7, a completely different thing. The same goes for an average art profile on Instagram, how cool it is to scroll down to see how the new stuff is different from the old stuff.
With AI art there is none of this, lately I've been treating it like the spam emails in my inbox. It's an algorithmic cancer, visual pollution that I have to filter out to be able to look at the real stuff, the stuff created by people. From the finest of painting to the questionable sonic fanart. I hate Ai art, but this feeling of mine isn't driven by envy as it could have been a year ago. It's a different kind of hate, like when you step on dog shit on the street. I can’t take a little walk anymore down my favorite alleys, this shit is everywhere, I am unable to fully enjoy art spaces like Art Station, the spaces that must belong to real artists not to a horny redditor who spends his days churning out disproportionate asian girls.
(Sorry for any grammatical errors, English is not my first language)
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2023.06.02 23:18 bopwoop8888 22 [M4F] NH/VT/MA/NY USA/ONLINE: Running in Circles Looking for the One

Hello! I am a huge nerd that is currently looking for a serious long-term relationship. I am trying to find someone I can spend time getting to know and fall for. I’m looking for someone who is serious about finding that lifelong partner. I will introduce myself properly if you send me a message!
So a little about me, I am a big nerd and a homebody. I am a college student going for CIT and I’m going to start my senior year in the fall. I really enjoy playing video games (PC), watching movies, anime, D&D, and MTG that sort of stuff is where I feel at home. My hobbies are mostly revolving around those interests and I’d love to try and share them with you! If you wanna know what I look like just ask, I’d much rather send you a picture than try to describe myself. And if you send a photo I’ll happily send one back!
What am I looking for? I’m just looking for my person. I want to be able to hold someone and look them in the eyes and know they will love me no matter what. I wanna give someone my endless amount of free time and be able to share a life together. I’m really just trying to find someone who will accept me as me.
What about you? I do want you to share SOME interests with me. It would be preferable if you played games especially if we can’t meet. I’m a huge binge watcher so someone who is open to just putting in the tv and laying in bed all day watching shows. That doesn’t mean we can’t leave the house but that’s my dream right there. Location? Preferably as close as possible or within a reasonable time zone difference. I would want to meet in the future! Please be emotionally available. Physical stats? I’m not too picky but I’m kinda short (5’6) and I know that’s a huge dealbreaker for way too many people.
I'd love to play something online, call or go on a real date if we could. I really want to give someone my time and effort. Congrats! You made it to the end of the post! If you do decide to message me, please include your favorite movie/quote. This is just to prove you read my post, don't take it too seriously!
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2023.06.02 23:18 saibot-86 Madden 23 Legends Fantasy Draft

The league is still in the creation stages I’m trying to build a league of active users who are in it for the long run I’m a below average madden player and the league is on Xbox Next Gen If you’re interested you can join through the link https://discord.gg/VSTZmeWp and if for some reason the link doesn’t work just dm me and this is All-Time players most teams are still open and I’m also looking for help running the league ps:draft has not happened yet
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2023.06.02 23:17 iscarafolha Lets be real, guys

These changes were never meant for us Rell players.
Despite her numerous problems she was never a bad champion, in the overwhelming majority of her spam she had a win rate above fifty percent even in patches where the meta was completely in favor of peel and enchanters support, but you guys can't forget If Riot is a COMPANY, and companies are all about MONEY. Think of Rell as a product for a moment. Have you ever thought how much money and work it takes to make ONE SINGLE skin for her? Aphelios and Kayn who are already much more popular champions barely get skins because ''too much work is necessary''
Now imagine having a whole team of artists involved in making a skin for a product that less than one percent of your customers consume and of those one percent of customers not all of them are going to buy a skin. So, understand that these changes were NEVER intended for us, Rell support players, because, of the countless problems she had, almost NONE of them were solved with these changes. The only thing i could see during the PBE time was Riot's intention to solve her popularity and pick rate, nothing else. I dont wanna sound like that i dont wanna Rell to be popular, quite the quite the contrary, but I cannot fail to mention my feeling of having been disrespected as a player and consumer. Tomorrow's micropatch reinforces my argument as they are focusing on the strength of making jungle camps.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a hater, it's been two seasons since I've the person with the most Rell games played on my server , I really have a lot of affection for this champion, but precisely because i am a Rell main support for so long I recognize that nothing that has been done is for me and I suggest that you also understand this.

And to conclude my thought I would like to leave a suggestion, in case Raptor, Pehrek or any other rioters still reading this. Give Rell the same kind of rework as A.Sol. Keeping the aesthetics but redoing all the skills. My suggestion would be to give her different abilities when she's on horseback and when she's in armor, just like Elise or Nidalee are ranged while human and Melee while in animal form. Focus on the speed and peel buff while mounted and the sturdy tank with a lot of area crowd control while in armor.

Thanks to everyone who has read this far, after a million mastery with Rell, I have no desire to play as her anymore, it's time to move on.
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2023.06.02 23:17 The_Alloquist [A Lord of Death] - Chapter 54 (Aya)

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The day had slid by Aya like so much water off of a duck’s back. It took a particularly hard prod by Frare to dislodge her from a slurry of inattentiveness. As she looked around she realised the barricades had been almost completely disassembled, with only scraps remaining on the church floor. The pieces of broken glass and masonry were being carted outside by the villagers that remained.
Currently there was a lukewarm debate around the command table, dragged to the centre of the hall. Aya’s consciousness glossed over Sorore reprimanding her brother for bothering her, as well as the various arguments over logistics and provisions. She half-heartedly listened to discussions of various threats on various roads, and then quickly forgot about it.
Without really realising it, she found herself peaking at the parchments spread over the table. The lined scrolls held no real meaning for her, but the centre map with its pins certainly did. It was a large and fairly extensive map of the continent, with various cities illustrated with flowing script too elaborate for her to read. Slowly her eyes flitted from north to south, and found the curl of a mountain range bleeding into a peninsula where she assumed Karkos was.
“What about here?” she said, pointing to the location through the greaves of the captains before her.
Most turned to look with amused confusion, and she quickly felt a flush creeping up her neck.
“It’s a city,” she said.
The officers continued to look at her, awaiting elaboration.
“Y-you could get food there,” she offered weekly.
She almost added ‘I’ve heard the food is quite good’, though fortunately for her dignity the phrase died on her lips before it could enter the world. Naia, almost directly across from her, looked down and stroked his beard.
“It’s far from the worst option,” he said, “in fact, it’s probably one of the better ones.”
“It charges an arm and a leg, just for the usage of one ship. The cost of transporting all of us will be steep,” one soldier protested.
“The mountains are blocked off with the Alonshaze destroyed. None of the other passes can be reliably quickly traversed, even in summer,” Naia countered, “going the land route right now would be asking for trouble. The flatlands at the base of the Alonshaze have always been unstable, but ever since Ein’elen broke up it-”
“Sharaloch would be another option,” spoke up Damafelce, without much enthusiasm.
“You want to bet on a city of pirates and mercenaries for transport?” exclaimed another captain.
“Unwise, especially with such valuable persons,” Naia said, “we’ve already had enough headaches. The last thing I need is a hostage situation while sailing the strait.”
“You get what you pay for in Karkos,” yet another captain offered, with general murmurs of assent, “though with what gold we have I-”
“The gold’s not the issue,” said Naia, “if necessary, we can issue bonds in the name of Angorrah, or the paladins can in the name of the church.”
Niche, glum and surly, still nodded at the implied question.
“The general would not be happy. You know how possessive they get over money on a mission,” said Damafelce.
“We’ve been attacked multiple times, crossed half the continent, and found a long lost bequeathed, all with about a hundred men,” snorted Naia, “with all due respect to my betters, they can take their complaints and shove them-”
“If we’re going by speed and stability, Karkos is the best way,” cut in Niche through the laughter of the soldiers, “the safety of the Bequeathed should be our top priority. A good ship will get us there in under a week.”
“A ship to Espala, then Inalthia. Draskar forest is a nightmare at any time of the year,” Naia said, leaning over the map. With a subtle motion, he moved Aya’s finger northwest, and she realised with horror that she’d been pointing to the wrong end of the peninsula where some lesser settlement stood.
“Captain Deckard, I assume those that don’t want to come for pilgrimage will be returning to the fort?” he continued without giving any sign that she’d done anything wrong.
A new man, eyes blazing underneath furry dark brows nodded fervently.
“Well, I suppose we’ll have to clear out. I want everyone ready by sunset - it’ll be just under a week before we reach Karkos. Get what sleep you can - we’ll be riding out the next morning.”
There were a few finer points of debate that were bandied back and forth, but the conversation largely seemed to be settled. Niche and Damafelce both seemed to be locked in a staring match as Naia approached her.
“A good suggestion, my lady,” he said, “it’s been a long time since I’ve been in the city, but it might be just the place after this string of close calls.”
Aya tried to take what credit she could with a burning face.
“Now, there’s one other piece of business I have to attend to, I think,” he said, “where is the mage?”
“He’s on the roof,” she blurted, “I can show you.”
“No,” he said, holding up a gauntlet, “I think we’ll be just fine by ourselves. You should go and rest. It’s been a long night.”
He and Damafelce walked away from the table and vanished through the side door. Aya returned back to the altar with Niche, who was muttering some unkind things under his breath. It wasn’t more than a half hour before Naia returned with his captain, looking troubled. Before she could ask any questions, however, he quickly exited through the front of the church.
The rest of the day was largely spent on routines of amusement, the Bequeathed and the children of the village playing little games and telling stories among each other. The paladins, though they kept an eagle eye upon their charges, were not in a talkative mood that day. Lillian’s face was particularly dark, and she often muttered things that no one cared to listen to.
When evening came, any residual fears of the monsters returning were put to rest. The icy fear was no more, the villagers placed back what intact pews there were, and the flow of people from the medical bay slowed to a trickle. A simple meal, and a dreamless sleep, and Aya awoke in the early hours of the morning. Pulling herself up to one of the broken windows, she could see the summer green of the trees, their vibrancy somewhat damped by a light blue-grey fog.
Before they left, a service was held to bury those who’d been slain. The dead were laid side by side, wrapped in simple drab cloth, in a large pit just outside the doors of the church. Niche stood over the graves, eyes shut, pronouncings the blessing and peace that these brave defenders would lie with. Aya took the time to say a silent thanks as she gazed at the cloth-bound bodies.
As the remains were covered with soil, Niche shifted into a louder, older language as he sang in a husky tenor. Some kind of funeral liturgy, she guessed, though it was unfamiliar to her. The villagers cast tears into the ground with clouds of earth as they passed along the pit, then they left for the wall and the village beyond.
Aya’s concerns as she reentered the church shifted to more material things - hunger, cold, the lack of bathing over the last few days. At least some of those needs were addressed by the paladins in the next hours, with furs and food. But soon enough, they were on horses, walking in a line down to the south over open fields before the forest.
The first morning passed with very little conversation between anyone as they passed underneath the trees. That was all the better for Aya, who found herself enjoying the crisp air and the rapidly warming sunlight. It did take a bit of a turn for sorrow when she remembered that she often swam with her mother on mornings like these in the mountain lakes. Still, she was determined to extract what happiness she could on such a wretched journey. It was a resiliency that Frare seemed to share, while his sister still glanced nervously at the trees around them. Aya wondered if the girl was still seeing the creatures from last night in every shadow.
When they reached a clearing around midday, the children were made to sit before Niche as he handed out various meagre components of meals. As they began to eat, Lillian joined him, and both cleared their throats in unison.
“Right,” Niche began, “I realise the last few days have been less than smooth. Hardly a time for lessons, unfortunately.”
His dry chuckle was not reciprocated by any of the listeners, so he quickly moved on.
“But, given the nature of what happened, I think it’s advisable to speak on magic and mages, and what the scripture says about them.”
Frare, at the word ‘scripture’ audible groaned, which was followed by a hiss as his sister seized his ear.
“We have been forced into a position where we needed the help of a mage,” Niche said, picking his words with care, “it was not something we did willingly. It wasn’t a choice, but rather the product of circumstances beyond our control.”
You mean, the commander overruled you, thought Aya, though she elected not to voice such thoughts.
“If we had another choice,” Lillian chimed in, “we would’ve taken it. Survival, however, takes precedence, especially for you three. The choices were made, we might not be proud of it, but we’re all still here and that’s what matters.”
“That being said,” Niche said, fumbling in the interior of his breastplate and withdrawing a small booklet, “it would be good for you to understand what exactly underlies our choices.”
Aya’s eyes flicked over to the twins - Sorore was sitting upright and attentive, while her brother was a glum and slumped mirror. Niche thumbed through a few pages, focused in on the one he’d selected and once more, cleared his throat.
“And thus it was found, a great conspiracy, conspired against the children of Angorrah, conspired with creatures both great and small, but terrible all, in darkness and stagnant pools, where the profundity of their sin would go unnoticed by the decent and pious. Hated and proclaimed sinner, traitor, rebel against the Lost themselves. Three Boons would be taken, and three Houses be condemned to dust.”
Sorore perked up, for she clearly already knew the story and was excited to hear it yet again. Aya waited with a tempered anticipation, hoping at least there would be a half-way interesting tale, despite its lacklustre delivery. The story progressed into a broad parable, describing how three houses arose in rebellion against the church, and how three holy items had been robbed from the sepulchre of the ‘roiling cathedral’.
Apparently, they were ferried into the hands of mages, who perverted their holy functions until they burned the most sacred tree on the continent, one laid by Nafthtazia herself. For all of Aya’s doubts about the moral, she couldn’t deny the enjoyment of a good piece of history.
“Magic exists beyond the purview of the church,” Niche began, then quickly corrected his error, “rather, it is a part of the mystery of the Lost, but others can access in inappropriate ways. Some speculate that it should be left entirely to the Lost, not handled by mortal hands. Regardless, the church has taken upon a sacred duty, to ensure that what magic is used is done so sparingly, and with the utmost care.”
He closed the book with a flourish, clearly pleased at the depth of his instruction. Frare’s eyes were fluttering, which prompted a painful poke from his sister.
“So, magic is evil?” said Aya, trying to square that conclusion with all she’d seen.
Niche puffed out his chest, no doubt about to exclaim that it was in the strongest possible terms. Lillian however, had her own thoughts to add before he could.
“Not… inherently,” she said, “But it is broadly forbidden and for good reason. It is less evil, rather a great risk for evil. That is, far too easy to put it towards evil ends. That’s why mages are, as a rule, cruel, selfish, and dangerous creatures. Perhaps it is better put that magic attracts evil, even if it can be used for good.”
Aya stewed in that statement for a while - clearly the church was deeply knowledgeable, expanding and attending to her own, meagre education on the matter from the local priest. Still there were holes, obvious holes, or so she told herself.
“It might be hard to understand,” Niche said, “it might seem a little strange that the church forbids something that could be so useful. There are very good reasons both in scripture and in history that proves the point - magic is not to be used with abandon, and thus must remain under the Church’s eye.”
He patted the sigil of the church, engraved on his breastplate.
“That is one reason why the Light Lords were created in the first place,” he said, with thinly veiled pride, “we are the watchers, investigating the use of magic and capturing the perpetrator that would harm or cheat with it.”
“It was a decision made long ago,” added Lillian, “it was a sort of… half-agreement between the church and the army. We kept the peace that was broken by the mages during the Night of the Burning Tree.”
“So there are mages in Angorrah?” said Aya, drawing a strange, near insulted look by Sorore at the question.
“Well…” said Lillian, sharing a look with Niche, “a handful at most, who operate under the strictest scrutiny.”
Sorore’s face twisted at this, but whatever comment she would’ve liked to make stayed in her head.
“The point is that mages are faithless and concerned for themselves above all else. They are to be engaged on only the most necessary basis. They may be directed towards good in service to the church, but never on their own.”
The rest of the lesson served as constant reinforcements and examples of the danger of mages. There were one or two arguments between Frare and their teachers that Sorore was too slow to suppress. Before long they were off again, the leaves shaking above them as a wind blew from the south. The evening camp mercifully spared them another lecture and after a simple dinner, both twins made their excuses and retired.
Aya huddled beside the fire as the temperature dropped. Around them were a circle of waggons, some covered by a framework of canvas, others bare, all loaded with supplies. The gifts of the grateful villagers, granted to the commander who had saved them.
The paladins were busy doing maintenance, carefully laying out arms and armour, scrubbing, polishing and sharpening. Aya got up, murmured a good night to the paladins, who nodded curtly. They were so absorbed that they didn’t seem to notice Aya slipping away.
She poked her head into one of the ‘empty’ waggons, scanning the darkness for any sign of movement. Save for a handful of small crates, there lay the crumpled form of the mage just as they’d loaded him. Aya felt her breath still as she looked at Inniaylsia’s amber eyes. Even from this distance, she could see the subtle inner flames of reds and yellows softly illuminating them.
“Yes?” came the voice of the older woman, curt and snappish.
Aya started to speak, then stopped, realising that she had no real reason to be here, at least not one that she’d thought out.
“Come out with it child,” came the voice again.
Aya was put in mind of a line of children, heads bowed before a grandmother picking detritus from their scalps.
“I- I-” she said, “I was wondering if…”
“No. There’s been no change in this old bag of bones,” said Innie, her voice softening slightly, “though I’m sure he would appreciate your concern.”
Aya stood there for a moment, awkwardness rising, before setting her jaw, looking behind her, and upon seeing the paladin’s backs, clambered in as quietly as possible. The cat sat attentively and silently, regarding the young girl before her. Aya began in a hushed whisper, talking about the Night of the Burning Tree and the lessons of the paladins from the morning.
“If you want to ask a question about history,” interrupted the cat, “you best ask this sod when he wakes up. He proves irritatingly well-versed on that. Considering his age, he might've lived through it.”
“I thought you were old as well,” Aya said, trying to remember where she got the notion from.
“I am. Older than him. Old as half the company put together,” she said, “but I rarely venture outside of the forest. This is the furthest south I have been in decades, perhaps a century or two.”
Aya paused to try and get a grasp on the scale of time the creature had just casually gestured at.
“So my dear, if you’re going to ask me about the great deeds of men or the history of cities, I’m afraid you’re out of luck,” said the cat, tail bobbing this way and that.
“But that’s not exactly what I…” said Aya, taking a deep breath before continuing, “I wanted to ask about magic.”
The cat cocked its head, the speed of the tail picking up.
“What about magic, child?” she said.
“Well, I was wondering, just for a start, what is it?” Aya said.
“You should sit down,” said the cat, “this might take a while.”
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2023.06.02 23:17 W3dn3sd4y [WTS] EOTech, Holosun, Swampfox, Franklin Binary for HK, CMMG 22LR conversion, Surefire M300, Somogear FP laser, etc.

Timestamp: https://imgur.com/a/HSp0AD5
(Pics of all items at the same link). All of the optics will come with their original box/packaging.
Prices are shipped to CONUS. Feel free to use PP G&S, but please add 3% if so.
EOTECH EXPS2-0 holographic sight, black. In great shape. $390
Somogear full-power green laser PEQ-15 clone. Very lightly used. PCB potted. $250
Franklin Armory binary trigger group for HK rifles. Used. $500
Swampfox Kentucky Long 2-12x scope (30mm). About 50 rounds on it. Almost zero salt. $380
Holosun HS507K X2 circle/dot red dot sight. Some salt here and there. $280
Primary arms 3x micro prism sight. Fantastic shape. $250
Sig Sauer P320 full-size factory barrel. Brand new, still has the factory grease on it. $150
Vortex Venom red dot. Great condition. $250
Swampfox Liberty RMR-pattern red dot (actually a green dot I think). Light salt. $150
Swampfox Hostile Engagement Mount (30mm). Mount an RMR on top of your scope for some reason! Salt on screws but otherwise clean. $100
CMMG .22LR conversion kit. The kit is actually brand new except for the chamber adapter, which is used. $150
Illumined Arms adapter kit to allow you to use a CMMG .22 conversion kit in your 5.56 MCX. $50
SB Tactical HKPDW stabilizing brace for MP5 variants. Includes a "plug" which turns it into a stock since apparently stocks are braces now. $80
PSA AR-15 BCG without a bolt. Just needed the bolt, don't need the rest. $40
MCX m-lok surefire scout light adapter. Tame that weirdly blocky MCX rail. $30
Sig Cross stock. Fantastic stock, just never found a use for it. $200
Surefire Scout light. Black light with tan tailcap. Two-tone is in! $200
YTM 3-lug adapter. Will fit any 1 3/8″-24 threaded silencer. $80
Sig P365SAS pocket holster. $20
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2023.06.02 23:17 Chemical_Media_5865 Trading 526k diamonds for the Large train bow dress!

Self explanatory. I'm trading 526k diamonds for the large train bow dress, which I have wanted for a long time. Anybody up for the trade?
If you want me to add, I'm only adding items, not diamonds. LTB is worth 550k at most imo.
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2023.06.02 23:17 bopwoop8888 22 [M4F] NH/VT/MA/NY USA/ONLINE: Running in Circles Looking for the One

Hello! I am a huge nerd that is currently looking for a serious long-term relationship. I am trying to find someone I can spend time getting to know and fall for. I’m looking for someone who is serious about finding that lifelong partner. I will introduce myself properly if you send me a message!
So a little about me, I am a big nerd and a homebody. I am a college student going for CIT and I’m going to start my senior year in the fall. I really enjoy playing video games (PC), watching movies, anime, D&D, and MTG that sort of stuff is where I feel at home. My hobbies are mostly revolving around those interests and I’d love to try and share them with you! If you wanna know what I look like just ask, I’d much rather send you a picture than try to describe myself. And if you send a photo I’ll happily send one back!
What am I looking for? I’m just looking for my person. I want to be able to hold someone and look them in the eyes and know they will love me no matter what. I wanna give someone my endless amount of free time and be able to share a life together. I’m really just trying to find someone who will accept me as me.
What about you? I do want you to share SOME interests with me. It would be preferable if you played games especially if we can’t meet. I’m a huge binge watcher so someone who is open to just putting in the tv and laying in bed all day watching shows. That doesn’t mean we can’t leave the house but that’s my dream right there. Location? Preferably as close as possible or within a reasonable time zone difference. I would want to meet in the future! Please be emotionally available. Physical stats? I’m not too picky but I’m kinda short (5’6) and I know that’s a huge dealbreaker for way too many people.
I'd love to play something online, call or go on a real date if we could. I really want to give someone my time and effort. Congrats! You made it to the end of the post! If you do decide to message me, please include your favorite movie/quote. This is just to prove you read my post, don't take it too seriously!
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2023.06.02 23:17 Delicious_Ad_1778 Tesla

BREAKING: @Tesla says ALL new Model 3 vehicles in the US now qualify for the full $7,500 EV tax credit, meaning the Model 3 now starts at $32,740 (with incentives). In some states, you can get it for under $30k.
Before, the RWD and Long Range versions only qualified for $3,750.
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2023.06.02 23:17 dlschindler I Met Strange Creatures While On Drugs

In the vast expanse of the Mexican countryside, where the swaying fields of green met the endless stretch of blue sky, I had spent my seventy years as a humble rancher. My life had been defined by hard work, the warmth of the sun on my weathered face, and the unwavering faith that guided my every step. Family was the cornerstone of my existence, and the love that bound us together brought solace and joy to my heart.
It was my grandniece, Ana, who now resided in the bustling city of Los Angeles, who played an unexpected role in the strange journey that awaited me. Despite the miles that separated us, Ana had become a successful professional, and her heart overflowed with love and concern for her aging uncle. When she learned of my deteriorating health, she took it upon herself to arrange a special surgery in Arizona, hoping to restore my vitality and grant me a chance at a better life.
Full of gratitude and hope, I embarked on the journey, leaving behind the familiar sights and sounds of my homeland. Ana's support had brought me solace, as I clung to the belief that God's grace would guide me through any trial that lay ahead.
Little did I know that my journey to Arizona would lead me into the depths of a living nightmare, shattering the foundation of my faith and testing the very limits of my sanity. The surgery was meant to bring healing, but instead, it opened a door to a world of unspeakable horrors that would forever haunt my existence.
This is the harrowing tale of the creatures I encountered while under the influence of drugs, their relentless pursuit, and the grim realization that some nightmares extend far beyond the realms of our understanding. As I recount this chilling experience, let it serve as a warning that even the strongest faith and love cannot shield us from the darkness that lurks in the shadows, waiting to consume us whole.
As a seventy-year-old rancher from Mexico, I had experienced my fair share of hardships and unusual encounters. But nothing could have prepared me for the terrifying ordeal that unfolded after I was brought to Arizona for a special surgery. It was a routine procedure, they said, but little did I know that the anesthetics they administered would unlock a horrifying world beyond my imagination.
The moment the sedatives took hold, I found myself drifting into a nightmarish slumber. Shadows danced and twisted before my closed eyes, morphing into grotesque shapes that defied reason. When I awoke, disoriented and groggy, I found myself in a dimly lit hospital room. The air felt heavy, suffocating, and an eerie silence hung in the air.
I tried to call out for help, but my voice seemed to evaporate into thin air. Panic coursed through my veins as I struggled to make sense of my surroundings. Then, from the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of movement. Something skittered across the floor, quick and unnatural.
My heart pounded in my chest as I turned my gaze towards the source of the disturbance. My eyes widened in horror as I laid eyes upon the creatures that haunted my nightmares. They were humanoid in shape, but twisted and contorted beyond recognition. Their pale, mottled skin seemed to glisten under the dim light, and their elongated limbs moved with a jerky, unsettling motion.
Their eyes, oh god, their eyes were empty voids, devoid of any humanity or emotion. As I watched, they crept closer, their unsettling presence filling the room with an oppressive dread. I could feel their malevolence, an otherworldly aura that sent shivers down my spine.
Fear consumed me as I realized these creatures were not bound by the laws of our reality. They moved through walls and solid objects, effortlessly closing the distance between us. I tried to escape, to flee from the room and their relentless pursuit, but my body felt heavy and unresponsive.
With each passing moment, their numbers grew, their presence suffocating my very existence. Their clawed hands reached out towards me, their whispers echoing in my mind. Their incomprehensible language filled my head, driving me to the brink of madness. I could no longer distinguish reality from the hallucinations induced by the drugs.
Days turned into nights, and nights bled into an endless cycle of torment. Sleep became a mere illusion, a reprieve from the never-ending horror that plagued me. The creatures stalked me relentlessly, their eyes boring into my soul, taunting me with their existence.
I pleaded for mercy, begged for release from this hellish nightmare, but my cries fell upon deaf ears. No one could hear me, no one could save me from the nightmare that had become my reality. I was trapped in a twisted dimension, caught between life and death.
With the weight of my encounter with the haunting creatures pressing heavily on my soul, I sought solace in the company of my brothers. Juan and Miguel, both strong and unwavering in their support, listened intently as I recounted the terrifying ordeal that had befallen me. Their furrowed brows and concerned expressions revealed their genuine worry, but their practical minds sought a solution to this unearthly menace.
"We mustn't let these creatures continue to stalk you, hermano," Juan declared, his voice laced with determination. "We must find a way to confront them and rid you of this torment."
Miguel, the more skeptical of the two, took a moment to contemplate. "Perhaps we can lead them away, far from here. Out in the desert, where their presence won't harm anyone else."
Hope ignited within me as their plan unfolded. We would set up a campfire in the vast expanse of the desert, drawing the creatures away from populated areas. It seemed like a sound strategy, a way to buy some time and perhaps even find a solution.
As nightfall settled upon the arid landscape, my brothers and I ventured into the heart of the desert. With every step, I could feel the weight of their doubts pressing upon me. They were reluctant to fully embrace the extent of the horrors I had witnessed. Instead, they chose to drown their unease in the embrace of the bottle, their laughter echoing under the starlit sky.
But as the flickering flames cast eerie shadows upon the sand, I realized the creatures were drawing closer. The distant whispers and rustling sounds sent chills down my spine, urging me to abandon the camouflage we had created.
Summoning all the courage within me, I decided to lead the creatures further away, away from my beloved brothers and into the treacherous darkness of the desert. The pain of leaving them behind gnawed at my heart, but their inebriation had clouded their judgment, blinding them to the imminent danger.
As the first rays of dawn painted the horizon with hues of golden light, I turned to face the pursuing creatures. With each step, their presence grew more malevolent, their snarls echoing through the stillness of the desert. They lunged towards me, their claws outstretched, and I braced myself for the inevitable onslaught.
In that final confrontation, wounds appeared upon my flesh, marking me as a testament to the terrors I had endured. Though their touch sent searing pain through my body, I summoned the last vestiges of strength to fight back. Using all my willpower, I managed to block the creatures in an old, abandoned mine, the sunlight casting them into a prison of darkness.
Exhausted and battered, I limped my way back to civilization, hitching a ride with a kind-hearted Americano who sympathized with my plight. In the confines of the bus, I shared my story, hoping for understanding and validation. But as I revealed the wounds to the skeptical passengers, the sunlight exposed them for what they truly were—fresh scars, resembling those left by surgical incisions.
Their disbelief hung heavy in the air, skepticism etched on their faces. No one could fathom the horrors I had endured, the demons I had faced in that shadowed realm. Alone with my scars, I pondered the fickle nature of perception and the daunting task of convincing others of the unspeakable.
As the bus rumbled on, taking me closer to the sanctuary of my homeland, I knew that the creatures still lurked in the depths of that abandoned mine. They were trapped, but for how long? I held on to the hope that my encounter with them would remain a solitary nightmare, confined to the depths of the desert and buried within my memories.
But deep down, a gnawing fear lingered—an understanding that some terrors can never be truly vanquished, and their tendrils may stretch far beyond the boundaries of our comprehension.
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2023.06.02 23:17 Soup-aaaahhhh I had a Wubby dream and it made me late for work (Not Sexual)

I was walking around in a mall and suddenly felt hungry, so I made my way to the food court where I found a Taco Bell. At the counter there were those digital order things so you don’t have to talk to a person, there were like 2 or 3 of them and they were shaped like triangular pillars so 3 people could order at a time. As I turn the corner of one of these pillars Wubby is standing there ordering, he’s also like 7 feet tall, he’s wearing his shirt that got stained with the Trader Joe’s chicken (it was clean) along with basketball shorts a Fannypack and jacket he had tied to his waste. We make eye contact and he says “What’s up brother.” When he said this I went full autism mode and started to mumble and stumble with my words but finally managed to get out a, “Wubby?” And after I said that he looks at me with eyes as big as saucers and without even finishing his order he starts to run towards the nearest bathroom. Like a lost puppy I started to follow him and asked for a picture or something and he wouldn’t respond, we reach the bathroom and I had to stop at the entrance because I realized how weird I was being and thought it’d be creepier to follow him to a stall. After waiting for him to leave the bathroom, which seemed like a really long time he probably had to leave a $13 tip after that one, he walks out and I ask for a picture again to which he says, “Hey man I’ll keep it real with you, I don’t want to take a photo right now.” And then I woke up late for work.
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2023.06.02 23:17 Chrome-Head Spider-Man Ends: Why It’s Time For Marvel Comics to Hang Up The Webs

Spider-Man Ends: Why It’s Time For Marvel Comics to Hang Up The Webs
The Spider-Man IP is one of the most recognized and profitable the world over. He and his web-slinging offshoots headline in blockbuster movies, best-selling video game adaptations, and the character is still the reigning champion in superhero merchandise sales.
On top of all that, his comic is currently the top-seller at Marvel as well. But it’s time Marvel retired the main ongoing Spider-Man comics for good. Why?
Put simply, the series is intellectually and creatively bankrupt, seemingly beyond repair.
It’s an ongoing publication that not only seems to despise its readers, but also condescends to them. Take the most recent run (the 6th relaunch at #1 of the main title that began in 2022, written by Zeb Wells). A magical mystical entity as a big villain, magic-created children for Mary Jane and the man she was randomly trapped in another dimension with (because these types of storylines just scream ‘Spider-Man’), a cringeworthy and regressive take on Felicia Hardy as the rebound sex doll again now that Peter and MJ are no longer a couple; a run that hinged its central mystery of Peter being seen in ads in a smoking crater with the tagline “What did Peter do?” (turns out, he didn’t do much of anything to cause the crater). Oh, and they randomly decided to kill off Kamala Khan in the pages of Amazing this week because, reasons?
Spider-Man has had plenty of runs in his long history that either didn’t deliver or were handled badly. Longtime readers are well used to it. But Amazing Spider-Man, the longest-running title featuring the character who just celebrated his 60th year of publication, is now an enervating and joyless reading experience. The title is clearly being controlled by a clutch of creators who want to pander to their own cynical and limited ideas of who the character is and should be (incidentally, including members of the same group of writers and editors who basically hijacked the title back in 2008 after the despised story reset of One More Day and Peter’s pact with Mephisto, and really began the regression of the character).
Writer Chip Zdarsky stated in an interview recently that he didn’t want to take on the main series as a writer because when the “fan’s expectations” aren’t met, there is a backlash. But that could just as easily be read as Zdarsky not wanting the title because Marvel would limit him as a writer and require him to do things that fans wouldn’t like.
The problems with the title go well beyond the fact that Marvel stubbornly decide to keep Peter and Mary Jane apart over increasingly convoluted and boring reasons. Peter himself is largely a weak and cowed excuse for a hero. He needs his former archnemesis Norman Osborn to build super-suits for him to take on the likes of the Vulture (the Vulture!). Peter under the pen of Zeb Wells is a hotheaded idiot who won’t take two minutes to explain to the Fantastic Four or Captain America why Mary Jane is trapped in another dimension and why he needs their help, Wells would rather just have him punch them and steal their tech. Peter is less of an inspirational hero as Spider-Man, and more of a neophyte D-bag, who probably wouldn’t have survived his first few years of crimefighting if this was always how he was portrayed.
These poor portrayals, along with Marvel’s insistence that the character remain in this stagnate form, against the wishes of anyone who may desire to write him or his cast otherwise, shows that the company have lost sight of who the character is supposed to be, and that he will likely remain in a closed loop of bad characterizations, increasingly puerile stories that please no one except apparently Marvel themselves. For these reasons, Marvel should probably go ahead and end Peter Parker’s ongoing story. They have two dozen offshoot Spider-characters including Miles Morales to Spider Gwen Stacy to play with, in addition to the numerous symbiotes and their offspring from Venom to Carnage. The outside media adaptations from the movies, games and cartoons, have created their own continuities based on the characters that in some ways have transcended the long-running main title. The Marvel movie company or game developers will never be short on IP or new ideas. Because of Marvel publishing’s shortsightedness and low bar for quality, the title as it is has certainly run its course creatively, and doesn’t appear to have anywhere else to go.
One could simply write these off as the grumblings of a disgruntled fan, and there is some truth to that. But Marvel have displayed an astonishing amount of antipathy and contempt for its fans. It is also widely speculated that Marvel inflate the sales of Amazing Spider-Man with dozens of variant covers per issue, which retailers must buy increased quantities of the book in order to receive (a recent estimate on one such rare cover was 200:1). It would seem Marvel publishing are more interested in selling variant covers than they are telling good stories.
Peter Parker as a character has had a good run, in an epic comic book narrative spanning some seven decades. His story as a hero was once about growth and progression, learning from mistakes, leaning on his loved ones, and overcoming seemingly insurmountable threats while being an inspiration to many both inside the world of the book and in real life. But that character seems long gone now, and it doesn’t appear that the very cynical editors or writers currently working at Marvel have either the wherewithal nor the desire to bring him back.
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2023.06.02 23:17 lue123scm Benefits of a Commercial Metal Roof

A commercial metal roof offers numerous advantages for both your commercial building and your business. As an increasingly popular roofing option, commercial metal roofs provide exceptional durability, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, making them a smart investment for businesses.


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By investing in a commercial metal roof, you can protect your building, reduce operational costs, enhance your business’s image, and contribute to a more sustainable future.
ARC Commercial specializes in different types of commercial roofing, specifically commercial metal roofing. We are your local commercial metal roofing contractor serving Green Bay, Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Wausau, and the surrounding areas. Contact one of the project managers at ARC Contracting to learn more about metal roofs or to work with us.
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2023.06.02 23:17 MissyAnnComics What’s your deepest longing? [OC]

What’s your deepest longing? [OC]
I’ve been wondering if or when a new friend would show up for MissyAnn and this week one did! The friend is a caterpillar and her name is Butter. She and MissyAnn were having a conversation and I am able share with you part of what I overheard. MissyAnn and Butter were talking about deepest longings. MissyAnn asked Butter, “What’s your deepest longing?” Butter was quick to answer, “To fly.”
As I think about what I overheard, I wonder… Where can I wrap myself in a silk cocoon to mend and transform? What is too heavy that I’m holding on to that I need to let go of to fly? What does flying feel like? Who is someone with whom I can share a deepest longing? Will I open my heart and talk? And will I ask the question of another and take time to truly listen? I do know that it helps to sit somewhere beautiful to begin…. Personally, I think under a flower is best. Peace & Joy, Kathleen
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2023.06.02 23:16 anonymous14657893 My (38M) ex girlfriend (34F) just reached out after a year of no contact n I’ve never been so conflicted before.

I’ll make a long story short. My ex girlfriend and I were very much in love. We both considered each other soulmates. But at the end of the day we were two different people and we both had a lot of work to do on ourselves.
After some time, she told me she needed to focus on herself. And she was unable to do that while being in a relationship with me, because I was her distraction from the world and the things internally that were bothering her. She was very unhappy, and wanted to work on herself, but assured me she still wanted to get back together with me at some point. In the days leading up to the last time we spent together, it was very emotional. We spent a lot of time crying in each others arms, while kissing or being intimate, it was very painful.
I wrote her a long letter that I sent to her after the last time we spent together. It was an attempt to give myself some type of closure that I feel like I didn’t get. She mentioned that she wasn’t sure if she’d be able to read it, as she was very overwhelmed at that time to which I told her there was no rush, to get to it whenever she was ready. She ended up reading at that same day and text me and said she had a lot to process but that she loved me so much and I told her that was fine.
Fast forward one year. A year where I spent every day herding. A year where I spent every day anticipating a text from her. Recently, I’ve gotten to a point where I thought I would never hear from her again, but here we are, and she text me last night. I feel like in my heart of hearts I know we’re not meant to be together, but I also feel like I’ll never experience the love I had with her with anyone else, and who knows, people change.
Do I answer? Do I not? Just looking for some advice. Appreciate any replies.
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2023.06.02 23:16 Medium_Efficiency979 Syringe storage?

Hello! What is the best way to store LC syringes for future use? How long do they last? Just started my first rice bags. I have about 10 bags started and 6 containers waiting for them. Hoping most survive! Also, is 70-72 degrees Fahrenheit good for growing mycelium in rice? Growing lions mane, king oyster, blue oyster, and brown oyster if that is important. Thank you all in advance!
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2023.06.02 23:16 aphrodeities Hera is the most misunderstood character in Greek Mythology

The misrepresentation of Hera’s character is the only thing that seems to be consistent throughout all of the Greek myth and related media—I’m tired of seeing her continuously vilified in books, films, and other media; Hera is a woman scorned, and while that doesn't excuse her malicious actions against other women and gods in the slightest, I think it's important to understand her as a victim who began to victimize others as a result of her troublesome relationship with Zeus.
Exhibit A: Hera wasn't even interested in Zeus—He courted her relentlessly and Hera always refused. Zeus refused to take no for an answer and deceived her in the form of a cuckoo bird and raped her. Hera is the goddess of marriage and premarital sex would technically contradict the domain she presides over so she married Zeus to hide her shame.
Exhibit B: Everything Zeus does is a contradiction to everything she stands for. He raped her and she married him and then he proceeded to whore around with goddesses and mortal women alike—adultery is a contradiction to the domain she presides and simply unacceptable; Zeus wasn't discreet about his affairs anyway and for the goddess of marriage to have such a tumultuous relationship with her husband is practically a joke. He pursued her relentlessly and raped her, they marry and he proceeds to treat her like garbage.
Exhibit C: He’s an abusive asshole and Hera doesn't have the power to punish him which is why she takes her anger out on his mistresses. He threatened her whenever she tried to stand up against him and his threats were never empty...he hung her from the sky and nobody helped her out of fear of him. Granted, she did start a rebellion that was also his fault too.
This isn't to say that Hera’s actions should be excused at all because she's terrible but I wish people understood that there's more to her character than being a Jealous wife. She's stuck in a constant cycle of abuse and infidelity and there's nothing she can do about it, she's more tragic than villainous in my opinion. I wish more media would explore her in-depth character.
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2023.06.02 23:16 Then-Ad-4291 How do I get this notification to go away?

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2023.06.02 23:16 Stinkygal_49 Re: beginner question

So I already made a post but switched the weight for the straps and hammock. My question is : if my hammock can hold 200 lbs and my straps hold 400 does that stack? I want to be able to fit two of us in a hammock for a long period safely
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2023.06.02 23:16 shinsssss An unknown man wants to collect my limbs

The first time I ever saw this man was the night of my brother's bachelor party. I had a few too many drinks so I took a cab home. I sat down on my couch and started watching some of the garbage that was on this late at night. I watched TV for an hour or so until I got bored.
I was getting ready to go to sleep when I heard someone pounding on my door. I obviously got freaked out because it was the middle of the night. I slowly walked up to the door and looked through the eyehole. The only thing I could see was a silhouette of a hunched man standing in the corner of my driveway. At that point I was absolutely terrified. I thought about calling the police but I realized that I was probably just being stupid and that there was nothing to worry about. I turned on the porch light and the man started walking up to the door. He was around 6 '3, 6' 4, white, medium build and all of his clothes were torn, but the one thing that stood out for me was his eyes. They were bloodshot and looked like they were about to pop out of his head.
When he walked up to the door he started looking at the eyehole.
“Please let me in” he said
I was seconds away from calling the police when he said something that shook me to my core
“I’m going to kill you”
The thing that freaked me out the most about this sentence is that he said it in such a calm manner.
“What do you want from me” i said
“Open the door” he replied”
I didn’t know what to say and just stared at the man. This went on for about a minute when he started sprinting to my backyard. I ran straight for my gun and grabbed my phone. I locked myself in my room upstairs and tried to call the police. I called 911 and they weren’t answering. I called like 10 more times, and on my last try someone answered the phone.
I couldn’ hear anything and was about to hang up when I heard some say.
“You can’t hide from me”
I hung up after that.
I decided that I was going to stay up all night just in case that freak makes it into my house.
I fell asleep that night which was probably the most irresponsible thing I have ever done in my life. When I woke up I thought that this was probably just a horrible lucid dream or something like that.
I put on some clothes and started heading downstairs to get some breakfast. I walked up to the kitchen and got some things out of my fridge. I walked up to my island near the window and looked up and something horrifying. It was that guy from last night, but this time he had blood smeared all over his face and clothes. I have never been so scared in my life. I must have stood there beside that window for like 4 hours when I decided that I was gonna shoot that asshole. I took my gun out of my room and walked outside to shoot it.
When I walked out the first thing I noticed was the overwhelming stench of this guy. The smell was so horrible that i couldn't even breathe. I pointed my gun at him and said.
“If you don’t leave right now im going to kill you”
He smiled. He didn’t care. I tried to pull the trigger put i couldn’t, something was stopping me from doing so. Thats when i felt something controlling my hand, i couldnt resist it. My hand turned around and the gun was pointed in my face. I saw the trigger slowly get pulled, and then i just heard a click.
“Shit, i must’ve forgot to put the bullets in the magazine” i thought
I felt relieved but not for long. The man started whacking me with his gun and im pretty sure i passed out almost instantly.
I woke up around in the middle of the night. Honestly i was surprised that the guy didn’t kill me. I opened my eyes and couldn’t see him anywhere. I felt a wave of relief fly through my body. I walked up to the door and reached for the door handle and noticed something horrifying. All of my fingers from my right hand were gone. I broke down and started weeping on the floor, I had no idea what i did to deserve this.
I opened the door and walked in. It was pitch black so I turned on the light and I saw the man standing in the middle of my living room. I fell to the floor and accepted my fate. I layed on the floor for a good minute when I heard him giggle. I looked up and his face was and inch away from mine. The stench from his breath is something that i will never forget. I puched the freak in his face but he didn’t even flinch. He didn’t move staring at me. We sat there staring at each other for a long time. I started to stand up when i heard something fall in the kitchen. I saw a rotten leg covered in maggots. I looked back at the guy and he was gone.
I ran up to the front door and tried to open it but it was locked and the keyhole was gone. I started walking up the stairs to get to my room because i had a baseball bat in there. The closer i got to the top of the stairs the louder i could hear the man laughing. When i got up to the top i could see his silhouette at the end of the hallway. My room was behind me so i slowly walked backwards to get in. The second i got in i slammed the door shut and locked it.
I jumped out of the window and started running towards the nearest convenience store. I was getting close to it when i saw the guy again. I was sprinting away from him and towards the store but he was getting closer and closer. I was 10 feet from the store when he caught up with me. He tackled me to the ground and started smacking my skull against the concrete floor. Then he let my head go and i that it was over, but thats when he ripped off my entire leg. He didn’t even break a sweat, it was easy for him.
After that torture session he ran away. I started crawling towards the store. When i entered i couldn’t see anything because of the bright lights. The only thing i could hear was the sound of people screaming.
I woke up in a hospital in pain. A nurse walked up to me and asked me a few questions. After that i fell back asleep. When i woke up i decided to share this story. This is probably the not the last thing you will hear from me.
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2023.06.02 23:16 MissyAnnComics What’s your deepest longing? [OC]

What’s your deepest longing? [OC]
I’ve been wondering if or when a new friend would show up for MissyAnn and this week one did! The friend is a caterpillar and her name is Butter. She and MissyAnn were having a conversation and I am able share with you part of what I overheard. MissyAnn and Butter were talking about deepest longings. MissyAnn asked Butter, “What’s your deepest longing?” Butter was quick to answer, “To fly.”
As I think about what I overheard, I wonder… Where can I wrap myself in a silk cocoon to mend and transform? What is too heavy that I’m holding on to that I need to let go of to fly? What does flying feel like? Who is someone with whom I can share a deepest longing? Will I open my heart and talk? And will I ask the question of another and take time to truly listen? I do know that it helps to sit somewhere beautiful to begin…. Personally, I think under a flower is best. Peace & Joy, Kathleen
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