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Strange stutters in certain games

2020.09.30 08:13 Senzou4770 Strange stutters in certain games

I guess I'll have to wait 2 years. Do NOT buy a laptop with the MX lineup of GPUs. Make sure that your laptops, if they have a GPU, support gsync. This means that it is guarunteed that your computer has been manufactured better, and that you won't run into the god awful issues I did with my laptop.

I want to give a big thanks to everyone who has tried to help me thus far, the laptop can do schoolwork and CS GO while I figure something out.

Peace you guys,

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Good morning!

I've got a laptop with an i5 8250u, and a MX130. Though it can run older games without a hitch at 720p, running some games such as CSGO or Minecraft feels laggy. It says I have 150+fps, but it feels like the frametimes are bad. I've tried rivatuner and stuff, nothing has worked.
Edit: CS:GO will play fine, at around 150fps. Then, randomly it'll drop to 70, 60, 65, 85, 10,then stick to 1 fps for a minute, then it'll shoot right back up. No gameplay feels consistent unless I'm playing really old games CS:GO has been fixed.

Minecraft is just a stuttery mess.

Here's what I've tried:
Monitoring system temps, 65° max on CPU and 70° max on GPU.
Ran memory diagnostics, all 8gb of my dual channel memory is fine.
Tried reinstalling windows to no avail
Installed latest drivers from NVIDIA, set performance to max performance, all my games run on the GPU and I can verify this
Tried an external monitor
Tried disabling the GPU and enabling it
Tried nvinspector LOD clamp
Tried replacing thermal paste
Tried a BIOS update
Used DDU for drivers
Tried older Intel drivers, tried updating them to the latest
Tried a BIOS update
Checked task manager
Did a S.M.A.R.T scan
Optimised my drive through windows control panel
Disabled visual effects
Tried an "aero lite" theme
Tried linux
Can't disable iGPU, there is no hardware MUX
Cleaned out dust
Plugging in my computer to power
Tried high performance power plan
Set minimum CPU state to 100% through power plan settings
Tried every resolution below 1080p
Tried low spec mods
Set bios to defaults, I can only change date and time bc of how locked down it is. No hidden advanced settings.
I'm stuck for what I can do. I even have a laptop cooling pad under the damn thing and it won't co operate
I'm in dire need of a solution
Edit 2:
Frametimes are god awful, despite checking performance stats.
Edit 3:
Disk speeds are fine.
Edit: specs
I5 8250U, 3.4GHz, MX130 2GB GDDR5 8GB DDR4-2400MHz (2x4GB, dual channel) 500GB SATA III SSD (Samsung EVO)
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2020.09.29 07:12 poopygal My (30 yo) boyfriend’s mom is bonkers and trying to break us up

My boyfriend (30 yo) and I (27 yo) have been together for a bit over 3 years. From the very beginning I had noticed some small things his mother would do that I found straight up odd. For instance, the first time I ever met her was at an outdoor concert in a local park and my boyfriend had to use the restroom and she insisted on going with him. Weird but ok. Then it was weirder stuff like insisting on accompanying him to doctors appointments or going to his college with him to figure out his classes or paying for expensive speeding tickets. He is smart and capable of doing all of these things on his own. But ok. Fast forward a year and we are living together. His mom has a legal apartment attachment in her house that she offered us to live very cheap so obviously we jumped on it. I was a little wary at first, since living in a partner’s childhood home isn’t exactly ideal but I figured we’d give it a shot especially since rent in my area is scary expensive. So things were going...ok? She never invited herself in our apartment or anything like I had feared but she started doing other stuff that I felt wasn’t right. For about 4 weeks straight she would throw these BBQs with her friends, ok fine, normal, wtrv- but every time she did it she made sure my boyfriend was off of work (he has a busy schedule and is really off for about one day a week) and she would pretty much force him and by him it would be us to go. So our only day off together would get eaten up by these uncomfortable and forced gatherings. I felt as if she knew this was a nuisance for me and enjoyed it. She did not want him and I to have time alone. It was very bizarre- but wait the plot thickens.... I’d had enough. I’d had enough that my boyfriend wasn’t speaking up to his mother and I’d had enough of being virtually controlled by her. So one “bbq” (one where she explicitly told us we didn’t have to come) we stayed out all day enjoying our time but his mom was blowing up his phone asking when we are coming and where we were. He was being very elusive and not being straight up w her and letting her know we weren’t coming bc I guess he’s afraid of her and I would’ve told her but didn’t feel it was my place it was more of his. So anyway we came home at around 9pm, there were still people there and she kinda huffed and made a big deal about it, mumbling something about the food, wtrv. She was PISSED and AT ME not HIM. Wtf? So...plot thickens more... she texts my boyfriend: stop letting your gf control you And he goes: I’m learning Like wtf? So now I’m pissed at him bc I felt as tho he used me as a scapegoat towards his mom for not going to this stupid bbq and is enabling her to talk like that about me to him and his mom has some nerve to say that to him. OK so then.... I texted his mom something along the lines of :I’m sorry we didn’t go to the bbq I didn’t know it was required to hangout w u and ur friends every Saturday night and (my bf) knows how to say no to me. Omg she was Pisssssed- this unleashed her fury on me. She must’ve hated me for a while. But I collected myself, realized this was a bad situation about to get worse and decided we should go out to dinner to smooth things over and she agreed. Phew battle over, right? NOPE My bf and I had been texting all day the day of the dinner prepping for what we wanted to say to his mother. We wanted to confront her in a kind way and tell her we are adults that need space and our own lives so we can grow. Anyway, as we are driving to the restaurant I’m trying to go over it with him before we get there and he completely changes his tune! He’s complaining about how he’s tired and doesn’t wanna go (neither do I! I was just trying to do the mature thing) and then he echoes his mom and calls me controlling! So that was it for me I got out of the car at a red light. Ok it thickens even more.... Apparently it was totally fine to leave me on the side of the road bc the two of them and his stepdad are all at the restaurant without me. I called my sister to pick me up and I spent the night at my parents house bc I couldn’t stomach going back to that place. But In the meantime I’m text battling my boyfriend over this and he is having a bit of a panic attack over it. Ok. Then HIS MOM TEXTS ME: please don’t text____, he is not feeling well, text him tomorrow at the earliest. Thank you. And I’m like w. T. F. I didn’t know my bf was an 11 yo boy? I kinda lost it and immediately texted her that she needs to cut the cord. It felt so good to finally say it to her. But that unleashed a fury once again of personal attacks on me, all the while this is in a group text my bf is in as well and he says nothing. Ok she kicked me out of apt. That was expected and I kinda feel great about it, tho I will miss living with my bf. Cut to move out day What a dramatic day! I recruited my dad and my sister to help me move my stuff. My boyfriend actually helped as well. The whole time his mother keeps coming out to try to start fights w my dad and me. My dad is a wise owl and does not engage. Then she waits for my dad and sister to load the car and corners me, alone. Calls me an idiot, bitch, stupid, etc - I point out all the people she’s cut out of her life (her own and only sister, all of her husbands family, my bfs biological father, countless friends) andddd my boyfriend is there the whole time and doesn’t say a thing, just stands there kinda shell shocked. I sobbed in his arms when she finally left me alone. I was angry w him bc he doesn’t set boundaries or stand up for himself at all but we still love each other very much and his mom was the only point of contention in our relationship. Ok So weeks have gone by at this point, I’m living with my parents and he’s still w his mom, and we are picking up the pieces..we are looking for apartments together, and tonight was the first night we’d gone on a date since this whole thing. Whilst on the date guess who blows up his phone?! That’s right, his mom. He finally calls her back which I was against bc I knew it’d be some bullshit and it was. She was telling him that he doesn’t have to come all the way to see me (?) and doesn’t have to date me (?) and followed up by saying he’s financially on his own and to have a nice life and hung up. I was kinda livid. Like wtf ?? That was her goal. She knew he was with me and wanted to try to rile me up from afar. I told him that he must set the record straight if he didn’t want this to happen again. So when we got in front of my house he called her and told her he loves me and wants to be with me and it’s his choice and he’s embarrassed by her actions and doesn’t feel respected or treated like an adult. She responded by crying and telling him he ruined her vacation (?) like I’m sorry you is crazy. So now we are kinda stuck and puzzled and nervous for the future. He is finally speaking up for himself but his mom reacts like a spoiled brat not getting her way? I’ve never been in a situation like this and I fear for our future and even my safety. I feel she would try to ruin our wedding if we had one or try to ruin our apartment situation if we get one. Not sure what to do here. We love each other very much and are both lost with this. Any advice? And thnx for reading this essay!
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2020.09.25 18:42 BeardyGoodGuy [B/S]+ Our full story

I'll start off saying that I'm not a great writer, but we wanted to share our story after reading other's stories here. Memories are a bit hazy here and there but we 3 agreed on the contents of this story. Hope y'all like our story, enjoy.
My youngest sister was ... and I was ... when we started exploring eachothers bodies, a year after our parents got divorced. Not in an overly sexual way. We'd play games with eachother and the game that set it all off was: Doctor... We had this toy doctor kit and it had everything a doctor needed. The thermometer was used mostly, because when we got a fever our mom used to take our temperature, so it was the only one we knew. The key to how it all started, the thermometer. First we hold it over our clothes onto eachothers butt. After some time I asked my sister why we used it the wrong way, we were, after all, medical experts. We started to insert the thermometer in eachothers butt, like we knew. It only took me one time to wonder why my sister had two holes, so I stuck it in her pussy. She had said that it wasnt how it was done.
I think it took about a year, for our mom to find out what we've been up to. We weren't really punished, we we're just told that it's not a thing kids should do. We stopped using the thermometer. We had seen everything of eachother and we're curious like kids are, so we started inspecting eachother. How it looks, feels and smells and how the skin interacts when touching it. Still kind of innocent at this point.
We kept on exploring eachother upstairs, after dinner, not really moving further than fingering. Our mom must have expected something because she checked in with us often, but that didn't stop us. My sister was always wet when I'd start to touch her, I learned that inserting my fingers and moving them would make my sister whimper. It was always a nice, wet and warm pussy. First couple of times I fingered her I never really knew what I was doing, but she'd make sure her little brother would pleasure her. She told me what felt good and I eventually made her cum everytime I would finger her.
Almost every time I got a mad boner from my sister's gentle touch. At the time I didnt really know what I should do with that feeling, but my sister did instictually. She kept stroking untill I came for the first time I remember, I was just ... years old. I remember that I didnt shoot any cum then, but my cock throbbed so incredibly hard. Because of how much our mom would check on us during playtime, we'd move it around and we'd start fucking around when the other was showering. Our mom never checked in during showertime, I think because I should be sleeping when my sister was in the shower.
My sister had figured out that she could cum from putting her clit under the faucet. She told me later that she wanted to wash her pussy and that she'd try using the faucet, but instead found out that's a great way to cum. She would turn on the shower, get it to her desired temperature and switch over to the faucet and lie on the floor. Now the faucet was 1,2 meters up from the floor. She'd turn the water down to the point the stream would brake before it hit her clit. Having that water fall on her clit made her squirm so hard. I watched her with curiousity and observed how her clit danced under the water stream falling down. It made me hard seeing her get off like that.
My sister told me to try and put my cock under the faucet like she did and see what it does. I did as she'd suggested. It did make my cock hard, but nothing close to orgasm. However, I knew that the part where my foreskin connects to my cocks head meet was very sensitive, so I'd try to use the shower head, turn it to the 5 stream airated option and have it shoot onto that sensitive part. I came after 15 minutes. My sister impressed with the improvisation, she'd sit down on the floor next to me and wanted the showerhead. I denied her the control, saying I'm your little brother let me do it for you, her orgasm was harder than previous one. It turned me on, but that was short lived, because we heard mom downstairs.
We kept going at it at least once or twice a week, depending on how closely we were watched, till we were ... and .... Our parents split the holidays between them. During that years summer holiday we had found a porntape in our dad's VCR, it was called Muchos Grassy Ass or something. A poolside gangbang, with a lot of girls giving handjobs, blowjobs and swallowing a lot of cum. We saw what they did in that porn video and in the coming weeks we'd mimick everything we saw. Our dad never checked in on us, he'd just what we were doing or when dinner was ready. He left us playing upstairs. Little did he know what was up. When we were at our dad's we'd play almost entire days and after having seen that porn... We'd start taking it further.
My sister would start sucking my cock, I'd eat her pussy, we'd kiss with tongue and masterbate eachother like we had seen them do on that tape. No penetration yet. This went on for almost every day for that summer holiday, sometimes we we're playing card games with our dad and his wife. When we got home we'd went back to our old routine, with added extra things we could do. My sister would try to get me to cum by sucking my cock when I would be brushing my teeth. I remember only one time that I came in her mouth like this, most times she'd stop because there were other siblings coming upstairs or mom.
Next year, our parents bickered whom should get the kids this summer. Our parents asked us, I said I was okay with both, my sister on the otherhand said she wanted to go to dad. When she did she looked at me with a expecting look I had seen before. So I sighed and said, sure if sister wanted to go I'd join her. Dad told her we'd go somewhere cool, that's also why she said she wanted to go to dad I learned later that summer.
That summer we went on a trip to Paris and Disneypark. The days before we left, we were having eachother every night. Dad and stepmom never checked in with us. Not even when we screamed or anything. We kept our ears open even though we thought we did nothing wrong. Ever since I had cum when I came since I was almost 11 my sis would swallow all of it, everytime. I made sure I eat her out just as often or more. The days at our dad's just sent this in hypermode since we were never checked. At home, our mom kept closer watch.
So the night before we would go to Paris for the summer holiday I came a ton in my sisters eager mouth. She always said she liked how it tasted and that it was only fair because I was her little brother. After I came for a 3rd time I was sore and said it was enough. I still wanted to cum more but my cockhead was too sensitive. She sucked it so well all the time. So i decided it was her turn. I ate her out, finger fucked her, she was so wet and her smell drove me crazy. We went to bed at 6, right after dinner claiming we needed to rest for the long journey(4 hours, lol). We did all the above till 11 something... I was going crazy because of my sisters pussy. Totally sex drunk my sis and I didn't hear my dad come upstairs. He opened the door and I crawled from under the blanket. Thinking this was it.
My sister claimed she had lost her earring and I was helping her find it. My sister, most clever girl knew how to lie and convincingly too. My dad said, we'll turn the bed over tomorrow and we'll find it, I'm sure. We said okay and went to 'sleep'. Our dad snores very loud. So we kept going till I busted a 5th time, a very small bit of cum, my sister sort of disappointed, but still licking as much as she could. I got her off I don't know how many times. The room smelled musky. My stepmom said the same. We claimed it was hot and we sweated alot. No questions asked. Beds both very wet with our sweat, hehe.
We were woken up at 5 am. We slept in the car. My sister kept fondling my parts with her feet. I was annoyed, I wanted to sleep. Dad said to stop annoying eachother, my sister stopped only to scowl at me with a pouty face. I got to sleep the rest of the journey. Finally we arrived in Paris. Dad had 2 rooms booked, 1 for him and stepmom and 1 for my sister and me. They said it was 2 seperate beds, but it was a single doublebed. We hid our excitement well. Dad was angry, but said he didnt care, it was what it was. We got the only key to that room. We shared the bathroom with the room of our dad, so we locked it and hid the key, saying the key wasnt there. My dad ever practical said to come to our door in the morning and you can come in through our side. Great thinking dad. We think that he was done with hotel services, dont know what else was fucked up. We walk through Paris, we eat, at 8pm we were in the hotel and dad said he was tired, we saw him grab our stepmom's butt. So we didn't complain much. We started fake fighting a little so dad said go to your room. We gave him an out on us and by doing so we create our own space. We argued that wasn't fair we wanted to stay up with them. He said no. We angrily got to our rooms. Or so dad thought. We undressed real fast, closed the curtains. Air-conditioning on full cuz it was going to be hot. We got busy like animals.
Licking and sucking and fingers and all of it. She was doing her very best, doing new things with her tongue and fingers. I asked where she got that from and said from another tape she found of my dad. I disappointedly asked why she hid it from me, I'd want to learn new things too. She looked at me all mischievous and stopped, my heart stopped thinking I'd not get any anymore. Bit she leaned back, started rubbing, pulling and pinching her nipples and clit. While looking at me all intense like. She show me how wet she was and told me to come get it, little brother, it's yours. My dick sprung up. I got so hard from that.
I crawled to her and smelled her tight slit, the smell is indescribable. I start to lick her while shes widespread sitting with her hands behind her leaning back. She'd moan my name and guide me to what she wanted me to do. Yes little brother lick my clit, put your fingers in me, you know the spot to hit. So I tried to do the same with my tongue as she did earlier to me. I was so in trance with her body, smell and taste that I started low moaning while sucking on her clit. That was a success, my big sister came like she'd never. The amount of pussy juice drooling down her pussy, amazing! I licked it all up, I love her taste.
She took my head and pulled me up for a kiss, with tongue. I'm not sure what this is and I just try to hug her tongue with mine. We stay kissing like that for a while. She pulls away from me and pushes me back so I'm on my knees and my hands behind me leaning back just like my sister a little while ago. My dick poked up with some pre-cum on the tip and a string of pre-cum where it had already leaked. She kissed me again and stroked my cock, licked the pre-cum off. Smiled at me and asked me what I wanted most of her to do. I told her I love it when you give me a handjob, finish me in your mouth and show me how much you love to swallow me. She does.
After that we were glistening from sweat even though the airco was on. Maybe it wasnt on or the settings were wrong. Who knows. We're spooning, I started stroking my sisters hair, kiss her neck and glide my hands over her body next to mine. Teasing her nipples, softly squeezing her tits, caress her stomache and cup her pussy with my other hand. I whisper in her ear, I love you. I can feel her heartbeat going faster, she turned her head to try and look me in the eye. She pushes herself into me and moves her hips. Is that true, she asked me. I nod, whisper yes, and nozzle her neck, taking in her sweaty, musky smell. I kept her pussy cupped in my hand and with the other hand i cupped a breast.
My sister pulled my hands of her and I let her go completely. She sits up and puts her hands on my chest and says to relax and lay down. With one hand on my chest and one on my leg she used her mouth on me again. When I was rock hard again she said did you REALLY mean what you said? I hold her hand that's on my chest, nod and said yes. She asked do you trust me? I just nod, my heart racing and drumming in my ears. She straddles me, looks me deep in my eye and asks me if I'm ready.
My cock is real close to her warmth and wetness I can feel it radiate. I nod the smallest nods. She moves back a little, halfway my cockhead she holds there. She looked so sexy then, I wanted my sister so bad! We looked deep in eachothers eyes, our hands intertwine which she hold above my head. Slowly backing up her hips, I feel her slide over my cock. Her pussy so slick and warm. It is the best I've ever felt. I can feel all of her around my cock. She cums for just that and her orgasm feels like her pussy hugging my cock. Our breathing is shaky from pleasure and nerves.
When my sister hilts me, she kisses me deeply. I make smallest thrusts using my hips. She moans the hottest moan. Our hands stay intertwined and she pulls herself forward. I feel her pussy sliding up. I move my hips to stay in, but my sister says no, Ill do it little brother, stay there. I stop my moving, enjoying the sensation, kissing my sister again. I hold her hand and move one on my chest, she lets go and my free hand goes to her hip. She opens her eyes when I'm almost out of her, she looks at me and gives me the sexiest smile. We sync our breath, she nods and I know what she wants to do. She pushes down, my hand on her hip pushes her down too. She speeds up, both hands go to my chest. I play with her tits and clit. She bends over and says to lick her nipples.
My sister pushed down so slow, her pussy envelops my cock and hugs it so tight. My cock is throbbing, we both feel eachother. Again and again, I feel my cock get harder and my balls tighten. My sister must have felt or seen my face, she pushed down hard the last time, making me go balls deep I thrust with my hips to go as far into my sisters tight, warm pussy. She repeatedly whispers yes yes yes. Cum for me little brother she said as she pushed down for the last time, I thrusted to her pushing down. We came together. I came hard and deep and kept hip thrusting into her pussy. My sister wanted to lay like that with my cock in her pussy. She laid on top of me and I felt myself ever so slowly shrink inside her. We kissed and she said she was glad and asked me if I was okay. I nodded. Couldn't talk. That was night 1 in Paris. I dont the time we went to sleep, we woke up with her still having a pussy full of my cum. We got up and she used a little wipe to get most of it. We went to our dad's room, I asked my dad if he had the map with the routes he wanted to walk. I covered my sister so she could go into the shower.
During that week I came so often in her pussy and mouth it's crazy. A week and a half passed by real fast. We walked routes with our dad and stepmom by day, we had dinner and we'd see how late we'd be excused to go to bed. We were quite often already tired at 9 after dinner. But once in bed, we'd not be able to let the other sleep before they had came one way or another. I fucked my sister's pussy so often and came deep everytime. She feels amazing! In hindsight I asked Andrea yesterday, why didn't she bleed the first time we were together. She laughed and said I think I took my own virginity by fucking a big dildo she'd found in the house. Up to this day we don't know whose it was.
The last night, of this insane holiday, we found out that our dad had ordered xxx channel. The next morning he'd get the news that both rooms had the channel and both rooms watched. I was watching tv because I couldn't sleep and stumbled upon it, and watched it. Andrea confirmed this and said she took the remote and stopped me watching. My dad was so proud of his little girl stopping his perverted son. If he had only known. The name of that movie escaped us. But we saw a girl getting fucked in her ass. Andrea, told me she wanted to try that too. Not lying when I say I was scared.
She starts me up and sat doggy like the girl on TV. She said good that dad ordered this channel and that it must be a mistake, I didn't listen. I just wanted my Andrea. I put my dick to her ass and tried to push in. I said it wasn't going. She said push harder. It hurt, I stopped. She said I could try and lick her first like before. So I do. It wasn't planned so I'm not sure if sour is the flavour you should get licking ass, but I'm not a quiter. I wanted to give it to her when she was face down ass up. I lick like my life depended on it. In hindsight it is only good that she went toilet before bed... She squirms and moans softly I shouldn't delay.
While I'm getting ready I keep an eye on the screen. I see the girl push back. And the guy finger her ass. So I copy and tell Andrea to to do like her. Again I set my dick against her ass and push, I feel her push back and I'm in. Andrea yelps and says it hurts, but it also feels good. I ask if I should stop and I move to get out and she takes my arm and says no I want you to have me like that. Without any thought I spit on her ass and she slowly moves so I go in deeper and deeper. It feels weird, but good.
She quivers and says I can try to slide in and out if I want but do it slowly. It takes all my effort to not just go, I wanted to have her like that guy in the movie had that girl. She comes. Asks if I'm close. I says I'm not. She says she wants me to cum. She wants to feel me throb in her. I spit again and slide in and out faster and push her into the bed, she goes prone and yelps hard into the bed. I say sorry, she says no it's fine. I feel her anus contract. I ask if she came and she says yes now you little brother. I give her some more slow balls deep thrusts and I come the hardest in all my life. I retract and caress Andreas back. She's panting so hard. I ask her if she's fine. She nods.
After it all we went for a quiet wash, hoping not to wake our parents. We take the key to the shared bathroom and I go check on my parents. They're not there. Now I know that they were out for drinks, enjoying music downstairs in the restaurant. We wash up fast, she walks a little funny. Maybe that was me. We go to bed, we spoon and fall asleep. We sleep for a couple hours and see our dad and stepmom the next morning at 8am so we can go have a shower.We go back home and have 2 more days of sex filled insanity, never being checked. The holiday ended and we had to go back to mom's house.
A couple of weeks after the Paris trip our stepbrother found us in bed, we said we're fucking. But he didn't think we did because he just saw out faces. A few days after we were playing truth or dare with our stepbrother. So I said truth and he asked me if I have had sex, I said yes and he said liar. I'm not a liar I told him and got quite upset that he called me a virgin. I don't know why I got upset, probably because I was scared to prove it. My stepbrother's turn and he said truth. My sister asked him if he would tell mom and his dad if my sister and me fucked in front of him. He said no. My sisters turn and she said dare. My stepbrother and I said in unison: fuck your brother / fuck me. She said we would do it under blankets. Stepbrother said sure. I got on bed already hard. My sister removed my clothes and I removed hers while protecting our modesty I guess. It was routine for us by that time. I lie down, she moves on her knees over me and guides my cock to her pussy... She lowers herself over my cock and I thrust my pelvis up. He saw out faces while fucking, kissing and our climaxing. He got up, laughed and said we were great actors. Nothing happened after that from him knowing what we did/do.
We keep at it as many times as we can. Interchanging BJ, HJ, sex... Never was scared until I got the memo that women can get pregnant, I wasn't think about all that. I thought she'd be with child for sure. So much cum I shot in her pussy. I almost died. I asked Andrea if she was on BC and it was all good, she was already on the pill at this point for over a year. When I can I still keep her pussy, mouth and rarely her ass filled whenever Andrea wants me to.
Somewhere around Xmas that year there was a girl that fancid me in school so of course I'd say yes to her and have her over at our house. Alexandra is her name. She made Andrea jealous and Andrea was angry with me for sometime. She stopped speaking with me and I didn't get to make love to her for some months. Being pent up like that I jerked it more often than normal. I did get agitated more because of not getting my sister's sweet pussy.
Some time went by, started having fun with my gf Alexandra. She must have wondered why I knew what I knew. She asked me if I had sex before and said yes. She asked if she knew her and I said yes. She asked for a name and I said I couldn't tell her her name. She accepted. We moved slow. She wasn't like my sister at all. Mostly because we didn't see eachother as much as I saw Andrea and I had to use a condom. But we progressed. So after those 2 months I already established sexual relationship with my gf, I was less agitated and Andrea finally started talking with me again. One day mom was shopping, Andrea pulled me upstairs, didn't say anything, till we were in the attic and she asked me how could I do that to her. I said I never loved Alexandra, I do now, but I wasn't going to do anything with Alexandra. Not untill Andrea stopped talking with me and stopped having sex with me. Andrea was crying, I tried to console her and said I could break it off and just blame myself for it and we'll continue together.
Andrea walked away without saying one more word. Slowly she acted normal around me. We got back to talking and stuff. She got a bf, he dumped her later on. Andrea cried, I was the only one she kind of found solace in. With Alexandra it got better and better. Found more time to be with her and she started to be more adventurous like my Andrea was. It was somewhere during summer holiday where I had turned 15 and Andrea 17. Alexandra was over at my place. My mom had found a man to date and she was gone to see him, she entrusted Andrea and I with the house. She left money for food and the cabinets were stocked. My other siblings already had left the house (army, summer job, own home)so I had all the space and time I wanted with my gf. I had planned a week of fucking her silly. Day one: mom left early, gf got here around midday, played games with Andrea and then got upstairs to watch a movie. I put on Dirty Dancing cuz my mom said that was a good film. Indeed it was. Before the begin credits were done we were kissing and she pulled my clothes off and I just pulled down her leggings and panties. Gotta love dresses.
We start getting heavy and I notice the house is too quiet for my liking. My gf licking my cock made me forget that thought fast. Later I learned Andrea had been watching us. Alexandra was allowed to sleep over after we forgot the time while fucking. I think her dad suspected something but her mom said it was fine. Day 2: wake up, stroke my cock, wait for gf to wake up, rail her some fierce. Get food. Play on PlayStation. Go to swimming pool with gf parents and Andrea could come with. Nothing fancy at night much to my dislike.
Day 3: Alexandra's parents drove us home yesterday so... I had to wait for Alexandra. We had breakfast Andrea and I. We talk about playing boardgames later. I ask her for some privacy later when my gf walked in through the backdoor. Alexandra kissed me and talked girly stuff with Andrea. All good. We played several boardgames, Alexandra teasing me under the table. I stretch and yawn, tell Andrea I'm go upstairs and watch a movie, maybe take a nap. Alexandra got the hint. So with Alexandra I had to use condoms which is asked my oldest brother to get. Alexandra isn't on birth controle. Only 2 condoms left, I kind of panicked, just 2?! Oh well it's 2 more, cross that bridge when we get there, maybe I'd buy them myself this time. I start feeling Alexandra up, kiss her neck and whisper in her ear that she is the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. It always took a bit of tender time and effort to get her ready. I rub her feet and back using directions I found in a book I found in my brother's room.
I eat her pussy, she tastes like musk smells I guess, very animalistic. I love it. Find her g-spot and make her a sloppy mess. She gives me a blowjob, I'm enjoying myself, that's when I hear floorboards creak. I turn a bit to see the door slightly ajar. Did I leave it like that? Again it was too quiet, Alexandra sucking me off hard now because I wasn't paying attention. I ignore the door, but see something flash in the gap. That's when I knew it had to be Andrea. That got my heart racing. Was she watching us? Did she want to join? Many months went by so I thought she wouldn't want me anymore.
I make Alexandra stop and have her turned sideways to the door and I sit legs wide open but straight on the bed so if she was looking Andrea would have a clear sight of my cock. I told Alexandra to lie on her stomache sucking me off like that. She always pulls her feet up and opens her legs lying down on her stomache. Now Andrea must be able to see it all I thought. Some time goes by I hold Alexandra's ponytail and guide her up and down. I set the pace. Slow slow fast slow slow slow fast fast. I hear or see nothing so I thought it was just my imagination. We continue for a bit before I cum in her mouth I put on a condom have her bend over the edge of the bed legs as wide apart as she can. It's a tall bed, I can perfectly insert myself standing behind her. Lust takes over and I push myself in deep, thrusting harder and harder. I didn't hear Andrea open the door and come in, neither did my gf.
Andrea was behind me and slowly hugged me from behind, I stop for the smallest second wanting to say something. Andrea holds her hand over my mouth thrusts her hip against mine making me fuck my gf. She whispers in my ear that she couldn't take it anymore. Her second hand moved to my balls and she plays with them while keeping me moving. She whispers: a condom? Why not cum in her? My gf moaning, never looking up or back never knew what happened. Andrea took my hand and made me feel her wet pussy. My thrusting got harder. Alexandra is almost screaming. Andrea tells me to fuck my gf, but to pull out and take the condom off before I come to feed Andra my cum. Andrea wanted my cum in her eager mouth. She got down next to my gf's leg dangling over the edge of the bed. I feel a rush coming, I give 2 more slow deep thrusts and I'm coming. I pull out, pull the condom off, Andrea takes my throbbing cock in her mouth and gives me a wink while she does, she has smiling eyes. Before Alexandra is any the wiser I keep her there and finger her hard, still cumming in my sis's mouth. Greatest moment at that point, pure bliss.
Andrea swallows it all, Alexandra didn't notice anything. Andrea gets behind me, strokes my cock and whispers want me to eat her pussy? I'm rock hard instantly. I want to say yes, but don't know what will happen. In my sex drunk stupor I say yes, eat her pussy sis. I pull Alexandra a little over the edge. Andrea gets down on her knees between Alexandra's legs. Eating her. I take the image in and can't believe this is happening. Alexandra is coming hard, I don't know how much. Andreas legs are open so I go to the floor and lick her juices up. She grabs my hair after a few licks and motions no... I couldn't think straight and the only option I saw was Alexandra's mouth. I walked to the other side of the bed and moved to Alexandra. Her eyes closed climaxing, grab her hair and pull her face up, she opens her eyes, mouth opens and starts sucking my dick. I could see the confusion in her eyes. She stopped sucking only to cum again and turning around seeing Andrea. Im sitting on my knees on the bed, Andrea between Alexandra's legs and Alexandra is lost for words.
Alexandra pushed herself up and tried to speak but I pushed her towards my cock. She didn't object and sucked me hard. I motioned Andrea to come over here. Alexandra watching her move closer. I think my sis got the idea and lay down next to Alexandra. I grab her hair too and pull Alexandra off to have Andrea continue the work. Alexandra got up rubbing her pussy. Still in disbelief. I told her to eat my sister's pussy. She looked at me, at Andrea. I took her hand and put Andreas hair in her hand. I asked Andrea to spread her legs so she could be reached. Alexandra moved my sisters head up and down, like she knew I liked. I kissed my gf. My gf let Andrea go and started to move away. I stop Andrea have her turn on her back and get to my gf. Having seen my dad's tapes I knew what I wanted. Have my gf eat my sister. Andrea stayed still. I whisper to my gf I want her on her hands and knees. I enter her and push her to the edge of the bed and Andrea came closer. My sisters pussy smelled great and was soaking wet. I start eating her pussy and my gf looked away. I said it wasn't fair for my sis she made you cum, you got to return the favour. Thus we both ate my sisters pussy. Almost forgetting I didn't have a condom on I look at my sister, she knows that face. I pull out of Alexandra and she watches as I pour my seed in my Andreas eager mouth, swallowing it al.
Alexandra was uncomfortable after, so we got clean and talked alot. She didn't think this was okay, but she did enjoy it. I told Alexandra we didn't have to do it anymore, but Andrea came in naked and said she wanted to continue. She wanted more. I turned to Alexandra thought she'd be gone now. To just stand there and see her be doubting, what to do? My sister took her hand and pulled Alexandra to her. She whispers something in her ear, and Alexandra smiled. Up to this day they refuse to tell me what was said. But she nodded. Dropped everything she had gathered and crawled to me. My sister shot me a wink and sat on the bed opening her legs wide. Alexandra now on her knees before me said I should eat my sisters pussy if I wanted to. I must have looked like a deer in headlights. I moved to my sister and smelled that amazing pussy. I got to town and when I did Alexandra took my cock in her mouth.
So went by a couple more days. Till my mom got back. The last day was spent doing laundry and all that. Now we talked more about what we liked with us three. Alexandra eats pussy but only because it delights me. I do it all, because I like it all, Andrea wants me as much as possible, she does anything to make her little brother happy. We told Alexandra how it started. She didn't seem bothered anymore at that point. She had loads of questions though. We answered as well as we could. In the end I get to fuck and eat my sister and my gf. We made arrangements. Alexandra isn't a fan of swallowing so my sister does it all. If my Andrea isn't here, Alexandra will. I get to eat, finger and fuck both my girls, but they'll share me equally between eachother if both are present, basically I get used.
Now that has been years ago. Alexandra is now my wife. We don't want kids and don't have any. Maybe later? We still have sex with my sister, we want to daily, but agendas aren't always compatible. Sometimes I just fuck my sis. My wife will call and ask me if I'm cumming in my sister again and that I should save some for her. It's turned into a crazy triangle where we all 3 are super happy. Nobody knows but us 3. Some might expect something but probably not that I'm cumming in my sister that often. My sister never has or had boyfriends, just her little brother, claims she doesn't need another. My sister is still jealous of Alexandra, but I make sure she gets a little more attention sometims. Alexandra's sex drive isn't as high and she's fine with Andrea getting a little more sometimes. Alexandra even edges me to go to her.
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2020.09.24 21:12 StevenStevens43 Gododdin literature

Gododdin literature
Welsh triads:
I will begin this article by first explaining why i refer to the Welsh triads, as Gododdin literature.
And the reason is, because the sub-roman welsh language actually takes root in the East coast of modern day Scotland. Approximate to todays Lothian region.
Gododdin
The Gododdin (Welsh pronunciation: [ɡɔˈdɔðɪn]) were a P-Celtic-speaking Brittonic) people of north-eastern Britannia, the area known as the Hen Ogledd or Old North (modern south-east Scotland and north-east England), in the sub-Roman period. Descendants of the Votadini, they are best known as the subject of the 6th-century Welsh poem Y Gododdin, which memorialises the Battle of Catraeth and is attributed to Aneirin.
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Gododdin territory
Norse-Gaels:
Now the Gododdin were almost definitely Norse-Gaels, speaking a Norse form of Gaelic.
Name
The meaning of Gall-Goídil is "foreigner Gaels" or "foreign Gaels" and although it can in theory mean any Gael of foreign origin, it always was used of Gaels (i.e. Gaelic-speakers) with some kind of Norse identity. This term is subject to a large range of variations depending on chronological and geographical differences in the Gaelic language, e.g. Gall Gaidel, Gall Gaidhel, Gall Gaidheal, Gall Gaedil, Gall Gaedhil, Gall Gaedhel, Gall Goidel, Gall Ghaedheil, etc. The modern term in Irish is Gall-Ghaeil or Gall-Ghaedheil, while the Scottish Gaelic is Gall-Ghàidheil.[1]
The Norse–Gaels often called themselves Ostmen or Austmen, meaning East-men
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Norse settlements
Odin:
The name Gododdin, almost definitely derives from the Norse god, Odin.
Odin
Odin (/ˈoʊdɪn/;[1] from Old Norse: Óðinn, IPA: [ˈoːðinː]) is a widely revered god in Germanic mythology. Norse mythology
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Odin
English language:
Now this brings me to the supposed "legendary" founder of Gwynedd, "Cunedda", who was supposed to have been a leader of the Goddodin, and the leader of the group that spread Welsh Gaelic to Wales, as well as playing a role in forming the roots for the early English language.
Kingdom
Cunedda, legendary founder of the Kingdom of Gwynedd in north Wales, is supposed to have been a Manaw Gododdin warlord who migrated southwest during the 5th century.[4]
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Map of place-names between the Firth of Forth and the River Tees: in green, names likely containing Brittonic elements; in red and orange, names likely containing the Old English elements -ham and -ingaham respectively. Brittonic names lie mostly to the north of the Lammermuir and Moorfoot Hills and may reflect the territory of the Gododdin.[5]
Cunedda:
And despite the claim in the above quote, Cunedda is not in the slightest bit "legendary".
Cunedda
Cunedda ap Edern or Cunedda Wledig[1] (fl. 5th century) was an important early Welsh leader, and the progenitor of the royal dynasty of Gwynedd.
Myth:
The only debate to be had regarding Cunedda, is regarding his descendancy.
Some scholars consider him being of Norse Gaelic descent a myth, in favour of the more preposterous and highly unlikely claim, that a norse-gaelic speaking leader of a tribe known as "god" "oddin" and spreading a language which probably pre-dated "Roman" is somehow a Roman descendant.
This claim can only be explained by early political minded Romano Brits that wished to re-establish the Roman empire by claiming every man and his dog is a Roman heir.
Background and life
[2] His genealogy is traced back to a grandfather named Padarn Beisrudd, which literally translates as Paternus of the "red tunic". One traditional interpretation identifies Padarn as a Roman (or Romano-British) official of reasonably high rank who had been placed in command of Votadini troops stationed in the Clackmannanshire region of Scotland in the 380s or earlier by the Emperor Magnus Maximus. Alternatively, he may have been a frontier chieftain who was granted Roman military rank, a practice attested elsewhere along the empire's borders at the time. In all likelihood, Padarn's command in Scotland was assumed after his death by his son, Edern (Latin: Æturnus), and then passed to Edern's son, Cunedda.
According to Old Welsh tradition contained in section 62 of the Historia Brittonum, Cunedda came from Manaw Gododdin, the modern Clackmannanshire region of Scotland:
Y Gododdin:
Some of the finest Welsh literature ever wrote, was written by the Gododdin, which would include the Welsh triads.
Cultural influence
There are a number of references to Y Gododdin in later Medieval Welsh poetry. The well-known 12th-century poem Hirlas Owain by Owain Cyfeiliog, in which Owain praises his own war-band, likens them to the heroes of the Gododdin and uses Y Gododdin as a model. A slightly later poet, Dafydd Benfras, in a eulogy addressed to Llywelyn the Great, wishes to be inspired "to sing as Aneirin sang / The day he sang the Gododdin". After this period this poetry seems to have been forgotten in Wales for centuries until Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) discovered the manuscript in the late 18th century. From the early 19th century onwards there are many allusions in Welsh poetry.
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Y Gododdin
Caswallawn:
Now this brings me to the historical Cassivellaunus.
However the historical Cassivellaunus is the exact same person as the legendary and mythological Caswallawn, mentioned in the Welsh triads.
Quite simply,Cassivellanus was his Roman name, given by Julius Caesar, but Caswallawn was his Celtic name, which is what Celts knew him as.
Cassivellaunus
Cassivellaunus was a historical British tribal chief who led the defence against Julius Caesar's second expedition to Britain in 54 BC. He led an alliance of tribes against Roman forces, but eventually surrendered after his location was revealed to Julius Caesar by defeated Britons.
Cassivellaunus made an impact on the British consciousness. He appears in British legend as Cassibelanus, one of Geoffrey of Monmouth's kings of Britain, and in the Mabinogion, the Brut y Brenhinedd and the Welsh Triads as Caswallawn, son of Beli Mawr. His name in Common Brittonic, \Cassiuellaunos, comes from Proto-Celtic \kassi- "passion, love, hate" (alternately, "long hair", or "bronze") + *uelna-mon- "leader, sovereign".[1]
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Caswallawn's city
Trinovantum:
Now according to Welsh triads Caswallawn awarded certain nobles with titles, including that of Trinovantum (London).
Legend
Cassivellaunus appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 12th century work Historia Regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain), usually spelled Cassibelanus or Cassibelaunus.[6] The younger son of the former king Heli, he becomes king of Britain upon the death of his elder brother Lud, whose own sons Androgeus and Tenvantius are not yet of age. In recompense, Androgeus is made Duke of Kent and Trinovantum (London),
See article here for Trinovantum
Crocea Mors:
Now, according to Welsh tradition, Caesar during his first invasion had his sword taken off him, and was made to flee back to Gaul.
Legend
Caesar invades at the Thames Estuary. During the fighting, Cassibelanus's brother Nennius encounters Caesar and sustains a severe head wound. Caesar's sword gets stuck in Nennius's shield, and when the two are separated in the mêlée, Nennius throws away his own sword and attacks the Romans with Caesar's, killing many, including the tribune Labienus.[7] The Britons hold firm, and that night Caesar flees back to Gaul. Cassibelanus's celebrations are muted by Nennius's death from his head wound. He is buried with the sword he took from Caesar, which is named Crocea Mors (Yellow Death).
First invasion:
Now Caesars accounts of his first invasion do indeed point to a failure.
Though, Caesar did claim a certain success from the first invasion, claiming to have subjugated certain parts of the Southern shores and made alliances with Southern kings.
He mentions nothing about having his sword taken off him, however.
Success and motivation
If the invasion was intended as a full-scale campaign, invasion or occupation, it had failed, and if it is seen as a reconnaissance-in-force or a show of strength to deter further British aid to the Gauls, it had fallen short. Nonetheless, going to Britain beyond the "known world" carried such kudos for a Roman that the Senate decreed a supplicatio (thanksgiving) of twenty days when they received Caesar's report. It is also suggested that this invasion established alliances with British kings in the area which smoothed the later invasion of AD 43.[23]
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First landing
Second landing:
Typical, to Caesars claim of having made alliances with kings on the Southern shores, his second invasion attempt one year later was met with no resistance at the landing place in Kent.
Crossing and landing
Caesar landed at the place he had identified as the best landing-place the previous year. The Britons did not oppose the landing, apparently, as Caesar states, intimidated by the size of the fleet, but equally this may have been a strategic ploy to give them time to gather their forces, or may reflect their lack of concern.
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Second landing
Return to Gaul:
The triads claim during this campaign, Caesar was again quickly put to flight.
Legend
Two years later, Caesar invades again with a larger force. Cassibelanus, forewarned, had planted stakes beneath the waterline of the Thames which gut Caesar's ships, drowning thousands of men. The Romans are once again quickly put to flight.
Roman account:
Caesar got quite far in to British mainland before becoming opposed by Caswallawn, who was also at war with the Southern brits.
And though Caesar claims victory over Caswallawn, he did still decide to withdraw his troops from Britain, back to Gaul, for some unbeknown reason.
March inland first paragraph
Caesar then returned to the Stour crossing and found the Britons had massed their forces there. Cassivellaunus, a warlord from north of the Thames, had previously been at war with most of the British tribes. He had recently overthrown the king of the powerful Trinovantes
March inland fourth paragraph
Cassivellaunus sent word to his allies in Kent, Cingetorix), Carvilius, Taximagulus and Segovax, described as the "four kings of Cantium",[33] to stage a diversionary attack on the Roman beach-head to draw Caesar off, but this attack failed, and Cassivellaunus sent ambassadors to negotiate a surrender. Caesar was eager to return to Gaul for the winter due to growing unrest there, and an agreement was mediated by Commius. Cassivellaunus gave hostages, agreed an annual tribute, and undertook not to make war against Mandubracius or the Trinovantes. Caesar wrote to Cicero on 26 September, confirming the result of the campaign, with hostages but no booty taken, and that his army was about to return to Gaul.[34] He then left, leaving not a single Roman soldier in Britain to enforce his settlement. Whether the tribute was ever paid is unknown.
Charriots:
Caesar was also very complimentary of Caswallawns use of Charriots, which is something the Welsh triads did not mention.
Military
Caesar advanced to the Thames. The only fordable point was defended and fortified with sharp stakes, but the Romans managed to cross it. Cassivellaunus dismissed most of his army and resorted to guerilla tactics, relying on his knowledge of the territory and the speed of his chariots.
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Charriot
Meinlas:
Though, in actual fact, Caswallawns charriot likely was mentioned in Triad 38.
His horse was likely Meinlas, and his charriot, slender gray.
Unfortunately, likely mistaken as meaningless poetry.
Welsh literature
Triad 38 names his horse as Meinlas ("Slender Gray") and calls him one of the Three Bestowed Horses of the Island of Britain;[14]
Third invasion attempt:
A sensational claim is made by the Triads.
The triads claim that Caesar actually made a 3rd invasion attempt, and when Caswallawn went to fight them, he was met with an Army of Southerners fighting as Roman allies, and Caswallan was made to surrender to them, and become a vassal to Caesar.
Legend
Caesar invades a third time, landing at Richborough. As Cassibelaunus's army meets Caesar's, Androgeus attacks Cassibelaunus from the rear with five thousand men. His line broken, Cassibelanus retreats to a nearby hilltop. After two days siege, Androgeus appeals to Caesar to offer terms. Cassibelanus agrees to pay tribute of three thousand pounds of silver, and he and Caesar become friends.
Commius:
But this claim is actually supported by Caesar himself.
When Caesar conquered Gaul, turned Commius in to a vassal and sent him to Britain to help gain allies, and Commius did indeed negotiate the surrender of Caswallawn, who would have been taken by surprise by this attack from his fellow brits.
Ally to Caesar
When Julius Caesar conquered the Atrebates in Gaul in 57 BC,[1] as recounted in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico, he appointed Commius as king of the tribe. Before Caesar's first expedition to Britain in 55 BC, Commius was sent as Caesar's envoy to persuade the Britons not to resist him, as Caesar believed he would have influence on the island.[2] However he was arrested as soon as he arrived. When the Britons failed to prevent Caesar from landing, Commius was handed over as part of the negotiations.[3] Commius was able to provide a small detachment of cavalry from his tribe to help Caesar defeat further British attacks.[4] During Caesar's second expedition to Britain Commius negotiated the surrender of the British leader Cassivellaunus.[5]
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Julius Caesar
Mysterious ghost invasion:
Now, this third invasion attempt is in fact supported by a mysterious happening which baffles historians and scholars alike.
Caesar apparently chased Commius across the channel, and Commius became marooned on the british shores, like a lamb to the slaughter, but Caesar, instead of attacking, turned around and headed back to Gaul.
Obviously Caesar was simply coming to get Caswallawns surrender.
Enemy of Caesar
A 1st century AD source, Sextus Julius Frontinus's Strategemata, tells how Commius fled to Britain with a group of followers with Caesar in pursuit. When he reached the English Channel the wind was in his favour but the tide was out, leaving the ships stranded on the flats. Commius ordered the sails raised anyway. Caesar, following from a distance, assumed they were afloat and called off the pursuit.[11]
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Commius's jewelry
War with Ireland:
There is also a claim that Southern Britains during this period are also at war with Ireland.
Welsh literature
Cassivellaunus appears as Caswallawn, son of Beli Mawr, in the Welsh Triads, the Mabinogion, and the Welsh versions of Geoffrey's Historia Regum Britanniae known as the Brut y Brenhinedd. In the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, he appears as a usurper, who seizes the throne of Britain while the rightful king, Bran the Blessed, is at war in Ireland.
1287 BC:
And even in Irish mythology, during this period, there is indeed a five year interregnum period where for the first time since 1287 BC, Ireland has no high king, for five years.
Milesian
Triad 35:
Triad 35 claims that Caswallawn fought Caesar in gaul.
Welsh literature
Triad 35 indicates that Caswallawn left Britain with 21,000 men in pursuit of Caesar and never returned.[16]
Killed 6000 Romans in Gaul:
Also there was apparently a farther 6000 Romans killed in Gaul.
Welsh literature
.[17] A later collection of triads compiled by the 18th-century Welsh antiquarian Iolo Morganwg gives an expanded version of this tradition, including the details that Caswallawn had abducted Fflur from Caesar in Gaul, killing 6,000 Romans, and that Caesar invaded Britain in response.[18]
Gallic wars:
And in Julius Caesars history, he did indeed fight a war known as the Gallic wars, which Caesar did win, and the war resulted in 1 million deaths.
It was a "huge war".
It would have ended with Commius fleeing back to Britain, and with Caswallawns surrender.
Conquest of Gaul
He proved an astute commander, defeating Caesar at the Battle of Gergovia, but Caesar's elaborate siege-works at the Battle of Alesia finally forced his surrender.[67] Despite scattered outbreaks of warfare the following year,[68] Gaul was effectively conquered. Plutarch claimed that during the Gallic Wars the army had fought against three million men (of whom one million died, and another million were enslaved), subjugated 300 tribes, and destroyed 800 cities.[69]
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Caswallawn's surrender
Romantic:
Therefore, Rachel Bromwich's notion that the Welsh triads are romance, are inconsistent with the unromantic realities of war, and contemporary history.
Welsh literature
Welsh scholar Rachel Bromwich suggests the fragmentary allusions to Caswallawn in the Triads relate to a narrative of the character that has been lost.[13] This may have been in the form of a romance detailing the king's adventures, but would have been largely uninfluenced by the classical accounts.
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What do you think of this essay that estimates the factors involved in female mating preferences?
Part I
Few questions are as important as the following: what selection pressures are humans facing, and are they eugenic or dysgenic? In other words, are we evolving or devolving? Of central importance to this question is the practice of human reproduction: children are produced when a man fucks a woman. The genes that lead to fucking, therefore, are the genes that are being selected for. So what genes are these? Who gets laid?
It does not suffice to use anecdotes. Sure, they may be correct at the end of the day, but on the other hand they may not be. Therefore let us approach this topic scientifically; no dudebro philosophy about game and muscles and whatever else here. Besides, men are hardly unified on what they think their anecdotes signify: one hopeful man will say it’s all about game, while another pessimistic man will say it’s the face, yet another will say muscles, and another money, et cetera ad infinitum.
Let us phrase the question scientifically: what factors explain what proportion of that variance in male romantic success? This question implies that the club scene will not be analyzed. Women may choose differently for one night stands than they will for a reproductive partner, and most children are intended or at least with a monogamous partner in the age of birth control and abortion.
Looking into the scientific literature on this question is quite frustrating. Frankly, it’s quite bad and I have only been able to unearth a few studies that offer only hesitant, partial answers. Yet the available evidence does allow a few important facts to be clear, and with sufficient reasoning other facts can be inferred. Probably the best study relevant to the question was one published in 2017 that asked women to rate men based on a photo and one of three descriptions of three traits each that were intended to be highly desirable, desirable, or less desirable. The women gave ratings for physical attractiveness, behavioral desirability, and dating desirability. It was found using multiple linear regression analysis (MLR) that sr2 was 0.55 for physical attractiveness and .20 for personality rating on the average. This means those two ratings alone accounted for 75% of the variance in dating desirability scores and that physical attractiveness accounted for 55% of that variance by itself, or in other words it accounted for 55% of the variance after factoring out its covariance with personality score and so on for the personality score. One interesting thing to note is that they also asked the same thing to the mothers of the women and found that physical attractiveness accounts for about 33% of the variance and personality accounts for about 40% of the variance in regards to how much the mothers desires their daughter to date the given man. This means that in traditional days, it can be inferred, at least according to this study, that reputation mattered much more than looks.
And let me comment on the word I used in the last sentence: reputation. That is precisely what the women and mothers were rating. This is, in essence, a component of social status and not direct behavior or “game” ability, and this is further evidenced by the fact that the men were described using reputation words - “trustworthy”, not “interesting”, mature, not “easy to get along with”. They were described in ways that their community as a whole would think of them, not in ways that are specifically meant to bring to mind the way the man will treat the woman. So being generous, we can say that direct behavior might account for the missing variance and maybe a small part of the reputation variance, meaning it might be as high as 30% but no higher. On the other hand, it could still be conceivably as low as 0% based on this single study.
What do other studies show? One type of attraction study seems to indicate that attraction has little to do with direct behavior, or in other words the personality that the woman experiences. These studies typically simulate dating in a controlled fashion and ask the participants the degree to which they would like to go on another date with whoever they met. One study published in 1966 found “The correlation between liking of the date and evaluation of the date's physical attractiveness is .78 for male subjects and .69 for female subjects” (4). The subjects’ looks were rapidly rated by four random raters, meaning that it is unlikely that the ratings were inflated or deflated by personality. R2 for women, then, is about 0.5, which means that about 50% of the variance in female desire to see the male date again can be explained by the male’s physicality alone. This is obviously in line with the findings of the 2017 study, meaning that this result has been replicated half a century later. The 1966 study also gave personality tests to the subjects: masculinity correlated with the female wanting to see the male again at r = 0.12, extroversion at r = 0.10, good manners at r = .12, and “self-acceptance” (confidence) at r = .14. In other words, variance in being a super-wacky extrovert, having good manners, acting “masculine”, and being confident account for essentially none of the variance in if the male is wanted by the female again. The study concluded that out of the metrics they scored, only physical attraviness predicted the women wanting to see the men again.
Another study from 2009 essentially replicated this finding (6). This study had the participants fill out tests to measure personality and then had them participate in a speed-dating event where each male met ten females and vice versa. Physique was pre-rated by each researcher with high reliability (intercorrelation = 0.86). These pre-rated scores correlated at r=0.88 (r2 = 0.77) with the extent to which the female wanted to see the male again after the date. Men were allowed to seduce, display IDGAF and abundance attitudes, and generally mog for five minutes. Still, “interest in sport activities” (r = 0.48, r2 = 0.23), which probably covaries with the physique pre-ratings (as I will explain), and physique were the only predictive variables. Big 5 traits correlated at most at r = 0.26 but were not statistically significant (p < 5%). One interesting thing to note is that the sample consisted of college students with an average age of 19; Interest in sportsball might have functioned as a serious reflector of status since women generally cannot gauge status based on jobs and money when it comes to 19 year old college students yet. Fresh out of high school, they were likely still influenced by propaganda that designates the sportsball players as high-status and popular.
As far as I have found, these studies are the cream of the crop when it comes to those which attempt to estimate the factors that predict male romantic success. Despite the field being quite barren, conclusions can still be drawn considering all of the studies have more than adequate statistical power and each agrees with one another. Physical attractiveness matters the most: each study estimates its predictive power at at least half the variance. Status matters, but less than physique. Direct behavior, or personality, explains little to none of the variance. This does not mean that a 5/10 trainwreck, anxious autist couldn’t get more girls if he somehow improved his social skills, but it indicates that game doesn’t work or is at least extremely rare within the samples. It does show that more natural differences in personality traits, ranging from extroversion to confidence, matter very little. Given that much of game consists of essentially telling guys to be more extroverted and confident, these studies suggest that that aspect of game is bogus.
Based on these results, I predict that if I were to run my ideal experiment and find how much variance physique, direct behavior, and status explain, I would see about 60%, 5%, and 35% respectively. Let us then apply the knowledge of this educated estimation on a number of hypothetical cases. Case 1: a man who is 5’8” with a 50th percentile face and a typical, skinnyfat body shape. He is somewhat introverted and has a few close friends, and is in university. He comes to me for my sage-like wisdom and asks, “O, wise one, what shall acquireth me the womb?” There are only two questions to ask him: “are you autistic?” and “do you have social anxiety?”. When he answers no to both, I give him my knowledge: “do thou worketh out and build thy muscle, and go on and gaineth thou status. Then the womb shall be for thee.” If his direct behavior is not an absolute trainwreck, if he is not a terrible autist, then no amount of confidence-game will help him. He already has sufficient confidence: if he didn’t, the variance in direct behavior would explain more of the variance in romantic success because a large number of men would be capitalizing off this easy “biohack”. Women don’t like him because he’s an overall 4/10 physically and has no status because he has few friends, no fame, and no money. Approaching 100 random women will most likely net 99 to 100 rejections by his looks alone. The ugly girls that go on one date with him will friendzone him when they find out he doesn’t like sports and he has 2 friends. And so Case 1 goes on, gets ripped, and makes some more friends and some notoriety and finally he finds a woman. Case 2: a 6’2” man who has been working out for a year and has something to show for it, with an average to above average face, approaches and says, trembling, “What do I do? I have been following the advice you gave Case 1 for a year and still I have no girlfriend.” I ask my questions, and he responds, “I-I have a lot of confidence issues and a lot of social anxiety with women.” He makes no eye contact and his voice is monotone. I tell him, “you are the one who is so rare that you do not even register in the variance in direct behavior in my studies of wisdom. You need to cure your autism, learn to make eye contact and stop turning off girls who would otherwise be into you by physically trembling when you approach them.” Later that night, he bangs 3 girls from the club because he took Xannies to control his shaking and MDMA to cure his autism. Finally, case three: the ghost of Elliot Rodger comes up from hell and asks me why no girls wanted him. I say to him: “You are physically a 4/10. You are an extreme malet who is half asian AND you have no status and who knows how autistic you were in your interaction with people. Surprisingly, despite constant propaganda telling them to race-mix, the innate urge against it is so strong that 90-95% of women date within their race, and if they do race-mix, you better know it’s a rich white male or at least a ripped black gangster with a BBC. It’s not a skinny, manlet happa. She can find a white manlet if that’s her thing.” He proclaims “Blackpilled Again!” as he descends back into hell.
Part II
I am going to justify the obvious: female physical preferences are dysgenic. You already knew this if your IQ is above 120, but nowhere have I seen this formally argued for. In fact, it is rather common for people on the forums I frequent to imply that selecting for muscles is eugenic. They are quite wrong. “By the age of 19, 80% of US males and 75% of women have lost their virginity, and 87% of college students have had sex. But this number appears to be much lower at elite colleges. Only 56% of Princeton undergraduates have had intercourse. At Harvard 59% of the undergraduates are non-virgins, and at MIT, only a slight majority, 51%, have had intercourse. Further, only 65% of MIT graduate students have had sex.” (17)
It has been clear since at least The Bell Curve that IQ is being selected against. The proposed causes for this phenomenon range from welfare checks to those with higher IQs acting more responsible. One overlooked cause is female mate preference: women care greatly about their partners physicality, and their physical preferences select against IQ and Need-For-Cognition (NFC). This is not to some great benefit in some other trait: outside of their preferences against the obese and the horrifically diseased, female physical preferences are stuck in 9000 BC. In other words, the trait they are selecting for is strength. Health is neutral or selected against, and intellect is certainly selected against due to the outdated, innate preferences of women.
In order to analyze the dysgenic effect of female physical preference, it would be helpful to know what exactly they are selecting for. One study indicates that above height and facial attractiveness, women appreciate large muscles (16). However, it is not necessary to derive a predictive model for physical attractiveness in men which assigns a percent of the variance explained to each trait, nor is it likely possible considering the current level of data. The reason why it is not necessary is because studies have already shown what factors women find physically attractive, and each can be shown to be dysgenic to some extent. These other factors are height and facial masculinity.
Having large muscles negatively correlated with intelligence and intellectual attitude. Having a higher NFC, or tendency to think deeply, strongly predicts spending less time in the gym compared to those with low to average NFC (8). Furthermore, time spent in the gym negatively correlates moderately with IQ (r ~ -0.30). Although some research indicates that muscle strength is linked to a longer life, this is likely flawed data due to obese subjects and the fact that most of it is collected on elderly people. Of course stronger elderly people are healthier, but why are they stronger? It is because they have not degenerated as much due to their genes. Even if it were to be accepted that strength correlates with health, the net effect of selecting for strong over nonobese, average men is still dysgenic because it selects against IQ. Furthermore, high IQ men that are selected against due to outdated female preferences are likely as healthy or healthier than resistance trainers because IQ is associated with longevity in itself (19), despite the fact that men with higher IQs exercise less. Next is the face. Facial attractiveness in men is associated with “perceived health” but not with real measures of health and virility (20). It is largely thought that women are attracted to faces of higher Testosterone men -- there is a negative or neutral correlation of testosterone with immune response (12,14). Testosterone is also negatively associated with longevity (21). Finally, there is no association between IQ and facial attractiveness on the genetic level according to twin data (11).
As for height: women like taller men and taller men are less healthy (18). A taller man in 9000 BC, however, is more likely to beat an equally healthy manlet in a fight. In 2020, the manlet will just pull a gun and the taller man will die.
As I previously wrote, physicality seems to explain more than half of the variance in male romantic success. Not only is physical attractiveness largely irrelevant to fitness in 2020, it is actually at least slightly unfit given its negative correlation with intelligence and need for cognition. Many healthy men are getting cheated out of children because in the eyes of women they are 4/10s, when in the reality of 2020 they are no less fit than an “attractive” man. Despite their face and their stature, they will probably live healthily to a ripe old age and they are likely to actually have a higher IQ than an “attractive” man. The solution is to enact what made Europe great from the beginning: enforced monogamy. Make average looking women settle for average looking men again. This model is both historically standard and has the benefit of not selecting against high IQ children like the fornication model of 2020 does.
Part III
I won’t say much on status and its dysgenic effects other than surveyed women say they actively prefer dumber guys than they could otherwise get. More specifically, when offered a choice between a 99th percentile IQ and a 90th percentile IQ man, they choose the latter (22). With other traits, such as kindness, they pick 99th percentile: as much as they can get.
The reason for this is probably mostly found in anti-intelligence propaganda like the nonexistent archetype of the “nerd”. Regardless, the only thing that saves high IQ men is money, but they’re often old if they get enough of it at all, and end up with a settled down 30 year old fresh off the cock carousel. IQ goes down every year, and women are to blame, at least in part. They choose every day to reproduce with dumber men due to their superior physique or status instead of reproducing with otherwise average high IQ men. This effect is dysgenic and female preference should be disregarded insofar as is required to correct the direction of our evolution.
Sources: https://oligarchicalneoformalism.blogspot.com/2020/02/part-i-few-questions-are-as-important.html
TLDR: Read it lazy. Or at least read paragraph 10 :)
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What do you think of this essay that estimates the factors involved in female mating preferences?
Part I
Few questions are as important as the following: what selection pressures are humans facing, and are they eugenic or dysgenic? In other words, are we evolving or devolving? Of central importance to this question is the practice of human reproduction: children are produced when a man fucks a woman. The genes that lead to fucking, therefore, are the genes that are being selected for. So what genes are these? Who gets laid?
It does not suffice to use anecdotes. Sure, they may be correct at the end of the day, but on the other hand they may not be. Therefore let us approach this topic scientifically; no dudebro philosophy about game and muscles and whatever else here. Besides, men are hardly unified on what they think their anecdotes signify: one hopeful man will say it’s all about game, while another pessimistic man will say it’s the face, yet another will say muscles, and another money, et cetera ad infinitum.
Let us phrase the question scientifically: what factors explain what proportion of that variance in male romantic success? This question implies that the club scene will not be analyzed. Women may choose differently for one night stands than they will for a reproductive partner, and most children are intended or at least with a monogamous partner in the age of birth control and abortion.
Looking into the scientific literature on this question is quite frustrating. Frankly, it’s quite bad and I have only been able to unearth a few studies that offer only hesitant, partial answers. Yet the available evidence does allow a few important facts to be clear, and with sufficient reasoning other facts can be inferred. Probably the best study relevant to the question was one published in 2017 that asked women to rate men based on a photo and one of three descriptions of three traits each that were intended to be highly desirable, desirable, or less desirable. The women gave ratings for physical attractiveness, behavioral desirability, and dating desirability. It was found using multiple linear regression analysis (MLR) that sr2 was 0.55 for physical attractiveness and .20 for personality rating on the average. This means those two ratings alone accounted for 75% of the variance in dating desirability scores and that physical attractiveness accounted for 55% of that variance by itself, or in other words it accounted for 55% of the variance after factoring out its covariance with personality score and so on for the personality score. One interesting thing to note is that they also asked the same thing to the mothers of the women and found that physical attractiveness accounts for about 33% of the variance and personality accounts for about 40% of the variance in regards to how much the mothers desires their daughter to date the given man. This means that in traditional days, it can be inferred, at least according to this study, that reputation mattered much more than looks.
And let me comment on the word I used in the last sentence: reputation. That is precisely what the women and mothers were rating. This is, in essence, a component of social status and not direct behavior or “game” ability, and this is further evidenced by the fact that the men were described using reputation words - “trustworthy”, not “interesting”, mature, not “easy to get along with”. They were described in ways that their community as a whole would think of them, not in ways that are specifically meant to bring to mind the way the man will treat the woman. So being generous, we can say that direct behavior might account for the missing variance and maybe a small part of the reputation variance, meaning it might be as high as 30% but no higher. On the other hand, it could still be conceivably as low as 0% based on this single study.
What do other studies show? One type of attraction study seems to indicate that attraction has little to do with direct behavior, or in other words the personality that the woman experiences. These studies typically simulate dating in a controlled fashion and ask the participants the degree to which they would like to go on another date with whoever they met. One study published in 1966 found “The correlation between liking of the date and evaluation of the date's physical attractiveness is .78 for male subjects and .69 for female subjects” (4). The subjects’ looks were rapidly rated by four random raters, meaning that it is unlikely that the ratings were inflated or deflated by personality. R2 for women, then, is about 0.5, which means that about 50% of the variance in female desire to see the male date again can be explained by the male’s physicality alone. This is obviously in line with the findings of the 2017 study, meaning that this result has been replicated half a century later. The 1966 study also gave personality tests to the subjects: masculinity correlated with the female wanting to see the male again at r = 0.12, extroversion at r = 0.10, good manners at r = .12, and “self-acceptance” (confidence) at r = .14. In other words, variance in being a super-wacky extrovert, having good manners, acting “masculine”, and being confident account for essentially none of the variance in if the male is wanted by the female again. The study concluded that out of the metrics they scored, only physical attraviness predicted the women wanting to see the men again.
Another study from 2009 essentially replicated this finding (6). This study had the participants fill out tests to measure personality and then had them participate in a speed-dating event where each male met ten females and vice versa. Physique was pre-rated by each researcher with high reliability (intercorrelation = 0.86). These pre-rated scores correlated at r=0.88 (r2 = 0.77) with the extent to which the female wanted to see the male again after the date. Men were allowed to seduce, display IDGAF and abundance attitudes, and generally mog for five minutes. Still, “interest in sport activities” (r = 0.48, r2 = 0.23), which probably covaries with the physique pre-ratings (as I will explain), and physique were the only predictive variables. Big 5 traits correlated at most at r = 0.26 but were not statistically significant (p < 5%). One interesting thing to note is that the sample consisted of college students with an average age of 19; Interest in sportsball might have functioned as a serious reflector of status since women generally cannot gauge status based on jobs and money when it comes to 19 year old college students yet. Fresh out of high school, they were likely still influenced by propaganda that designates the sportsball players as high-status and popular.
As far as I have found, these studies are the cream of the crop when it comes to those which attempt to estimate the factors that predict male romantic success. Despite the field being quite barren, conclusions can still be drawn considering all of the studies have more than adequate statistical power and each agrees with one another. Physical attractiveness matters the most: each study estimates its predictive power at at least half the variance. Status matters, but less than physique. Direct behavior, or personality, explains little to none of the variance. This does not mean that a 5/10 trainwreck, anxious autist couldn’t get more girls if he somehow improved his social skills, but it indicates that game doesn’t work or is at least extremely rare within the samples. It does show that more natural differences in personality traits, ranging from extroversion to confidence, matter very little. Given that much of game consists of essentially telling guys to be more extroverted and confident, these studies suggest that that aspect of game is bogus.
Based on these results, I predict that if I were to run my ideal experiment and find how much variance physique, direct behavior, and status explain, I would see about 60%, 5%, and 35% respectively. Let us then apply the knowledge of this educated estimation on a number of hypothetical cases. Case 1: a man who is 5’8” with a 50th percentile face and a typical, skinnyfat body shape. He is somewhat introverted and has a few close friends, and is in university. He comes to me for my sage-like wisdom and asks, “O, wise one, what shall acquireth me the womb?” There are only two questions to ask him: “are you autistic?” and “do you have social anxiety?”. When he answers no to both, I give him my knowledge: “do thou worketh out and build thy muscle, and go on and gaineth thou status. Then the womb shall be for thee.” If his direct behavior is not an absolute trainwreck, if he is not a terrible autist, then no amount of confidence-game will help him. He already has sufficient confidence: if he didn’t, the variance in direct behavior would explain more of the variance in romantic success because a large number of men would be capitalizing off this easy “biohack”. Women don’t like him because he’s an overall 4/10 physically and has no status because he has few friends, no fame, and no money. Approaching 100 random women will most likely net 99 to 100 rejections by his looks alone. The ugly girls that go on one date with him will friendzone him when they find out he doesn’t like sports and he has 2 friends. And so Case 1 goes on, gets ripped, and makes some more friends and some notoriety and finally he finds a woman. Case 2: a 6’2” man who has been working out for a year and has something to show for it, with an average to above average face, approaches and says, trembling, “What do I do? I have been following the advice you gave Case 1 for a year and still I have no girlfriend.” I ask my questions, and he responds, “I-I have a lot of confidence issues and a lot of social anxiety with women.” He makes no eye contact and his voice is monotone. I tell him, “you are the one who is so rare that you do not even register in the variance in direct behavior in my studies of wisdom. You need to cure your autism, learn to make eye contact and stop turning off girls who would otherwise be into you by physically trembling when you approach them.” Later that night, he bangs 3 girls from the club because he took Xannies to control his shaking and MDMA to cure his autism. Finally, case three: the ghost of Elliot Rodger comes up from hell and asks me why no girls wanted him. I say to him: “You are physically a 4/10. You are an extreme malet who is half asian AND you have no status and who knows how autistic you were in your interaction with people. Surprisingly, despite constant propaganda telling them to race-mix, the innate urge against it is so strong that 90-95% of women date within their race, and if they do race-mix, you better know it’s a rich white male or at least a ripped black gangster with a BBC. It’s not a skinny, manlet happa. She can find a white manlet if that’s her thing.” He proclaims “Blackpilled Again!” as he descends back into hell.
Part II
I am going to justify the obvious: female physical preferences are dysgenic. You already knew this if your IQ is above 120, but nowhere have I seen this formally argued for. In fact, it is rather common for people on the forums I frequent to imply that selecting for muscles is eugenic. They are quite wrong. “By the age of 19, 80% of US males and 75% of women have lost their virginity, and 87% of college students have had sex. But this number appears to be much lower at elite colleges. Only 56% of Princeton undergraduates have had intercourse. At Harvard 59% of the undergraduates are non-virgins, and at MIT, only a slight majority, 51%, have had intercourse. Further, only 65% of MIT graduate students have had sex.” (17)
It has been clear since at least The Bell Curve that IQ is being selected against. The proposed causes for this phenomenon range from welfare checks to those with higher IQs acting more responsible. One overlooked cause is female mate preference: women care greatly about their partners physicality, and their physical preferences select against IQ and Need-For-Cognition (NFC). This is not to some great benefit in some other trait: outside of their preferences against the obese and the horrifically diseased, female physical preferences are stuck in 9000 BC. In other words, the trait they are selecting for is strength. Health is neutral or selected against, and intellect is certainly selected against due to the outdated, innate preferences of women.
In order to analyze the dysgenic effect of female physical preference, it would be helpful to know what exactly they are selecting for. One study indicates that above height and facial attractiveness, women appreciate large muscles (16). However, it is not necessary to derive a predictive model for physical attractiveness in men which assigns a percent of the variance explained to each trait, nor is it likely possible considering the current level of data. The reason why it is not necessary is because studies have already shown what factors women find physically attractive, and each can be shown to be dysgenic to some extent. These other factors are height and facial masculinity.
Having large muscles negatively correlated with intelligence and intellectual attitude. Having a higher NFC, or tendency to think deeply, strongly predicts spending less time in the gym compared to those with low to average NFC (8). Furthermore, time spent in the gym negatively correlates moderately with IQ (r ~ -0.30). Although some research indicates that muscle strength is linked to a longer life, this is likely flawed data due to obese subjects and the fact that most of it is collected on elderly people. Of course stronger elderly people are healthier, but why are they stronger? It is because they have not degenerated as much due to their genes. Even if it were to be accepted that strength correlates with health, the net effect of selecting for strong over nonobese, average men is still dysgenic because it selects against IQ. Furthermore, high IQ men that are selected against due to outdated female preferences are likely as healthy or healthier than resistance trainers because IQ is associated with longevity in itself (19), despite the fact that men with higher IQs exercise less. Next is the face. Facial attractiveness in men is associated with “perceived health” but not with real measures of health and virility (20). It is largely thought that women are attracted to faces of higher Testosterone men -- there is a negative or neutral correlation of testosterone with immune response (12,14). Testosterone is also negatively associated with longevity (21). Finally, there is no association between IQ and facial attractiveness on the genetic level according to twin data (11).
As for height: women like taller men and taller men are less healthy (18). A taller man in 9000 BC, however, is more likely to beat an equally healthy manlet in a fight. In 2020, the manlet will just pull a gun and the taller man will die.
As I previously wrote, physicality seems to explain more than half of the variance in male romantic success. Not only is physical attractiveness largely irrelevant to fitness in 2020, it is actually at least slightly unfit given its negative correlation with intelligence and need for cognition. Many healthy men are getting cheated out of children because in the eyes of women they are 4/10s, when in the reality of 2020 they are no less fit than an “attractive” man. Despite their face and their stature, they will probably live healthily to a ripe old age and they are likely to actually have a higher IQ than an “attractive” man. The solution is to enact what made Europe great from the beginning: enforced monogamy. Make average looking women settle for average looking men again. This model is both historically standard and has the benefit of not selecting against high IQ children like the fornication model of 2020 does.
Part III
I won’t say much on status and its dysgenic effects other than surveyed women say they actively prefer dumber guys than they could otherwise get. More specifically, when offered a choice between a 99th percentile IQ and a 90th percentile IQ man, they choose the latter (22). With other traits, such as kindness, they pick 99th percentile: as much as they can get.
The reason for this is probably mostly found in anti-intelligence propaganda like the nonexistent archetype of the “nerd”. Regardless, the only thing that saves high IQ men is money, but they’re often old if they get enough of it at all, and end up with a settled down 30 year old fresh off the cock carousel. IQ goes down every year, and women are to blame, at least in part. They choose every day to reproduce with dumber men due to their superior physique or status instead of reproducing with otherwise average high IQ men. This effect is dysgenic and female preference should be disregarded insofar as is required to correct the direction of our evolution.
Sources: https://oligarchicalneoformalism.blogspot.com/2020/02/part-i-few-questions-are-as-important.html
TLDR: Read it lazy. Or at least read paragraph 10 :)
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2020.09.17 23:21 Bawsified My Franchise Wishlist

Franchise has definitely taken a back seat the last couple of years as well as rtts bc of DD but It's a game mode I still rather enjoy and it's been deserving of a big update since 17'
Below I will suggest some QoL as well as some features and gameplay that could be adjusted or added.
Gameplay
These are some things that absolutely kill my mood for this mode sometimes and I would if I could prioritize having these adjusted.
Sending down a minor league player during spring training uses a minor league option. This does not happen in real life and what ends up happening to some of my players is some of the are automatically being placed on waivers because they are out of options, this has lead me losing countless prospects and starting players.
Players regression is pretty bad and in dire need of some adjustments. My magic number for a player falling off a cliff is there age 34 season and usually unusable by the time they hit 36 or 37. Players even start falling off when they hit 30. I don't need every player to play until they are 40 but when you are 99 overall with A potential there's no need to be retired by age 35
BB/9 makes or breaks a pitcher, alot of superstar pitchers such as Casey Mize, and Forest Whitely can turn out to peform terribly because despite having elite stats all around the board there BB/9 will be low. Despite being 95+ overall they tend to hover around a 4.5 ERA which is just not right. The most important stat for a pitcher is BB/9 and if it's not higher than a 65 or 70 on a pitcher they are more often than not useless. I've seen relievers who have a 95+H/9, a 95+K/9, and a 95+ H9 and they are unsusable because their BB/9 is too low.
The draft has way too many players who are way to low overall with high potential that will never develop. There really needs to be more superstar talent and atleast a 90 overall phenom every 5 years or so, the logic that players aren't allowed to hit there potential until 6 or 7 years for almost every players is rediculous, there needs to be players that are actually MLB ready out of the Draft or close to.
Trade Logic is bad and in need of a rework, the only thing the CPUs care about is overall, potential, and age, budget only matters to them if the trade exceeds thier budget but other than that trading 34 year old Chris Davis making 22 million in the minors is no problem. Also seasonal stats have no value to the CPU, I've traded for players leading the league in ERA who are on contending teams for low level prospects because thier only B potential and 82 overall.
The entire offseason is bad. Tendering contracts is such a pain, there needs to be a way to automatically renew contracts of players who are not on the 40 man and making 100k or less every year. Free agency is also awful, almost all of the players that are at the top of FA market are 30+ years old asking for maxed out contracts its a joke.
Morale should not be effected by how much a player makes, if you undercut a player by 5% of thier desired salary there moral will be heavily effected, I never understood the Idea that every player in the game is greedy enough to play below there stats because they are mad of a contract that they accepted.
minor problems
Awards are such as MVP are awful, it goes by who has the most HR and RBI and that's it, I've had players with 11 WAR season lose to someone with 3 or 4 war because they had more HR's.
Stats have no impact in trades or free agency, players have one the MVP one year and then left unsigned the next. CPU's care about overall too much and alot of players overall are heavily carried by defense and speed with no bat but possess a high trade value because there overall is high, this is why stats need to be factored into trades and other signings.
Features
Please please please add a history tab to players, when I click on a player I want to see how I got them, when I got them, and if they were traded who they were traded for. Thier is a roster history you can look at but it's so clunky and inconvenient, along with it doesn't tell you what year or date they were drafted or traded.
There really needs to be a league history. The closest thing is some all time records page of some basic accomplishments. I want to see what my teams record was 10 years ago. I want to be able to look at Mike Trouts stats after he retires. I want to see who led the MLB in war 6 years ago.
Let us trade more than 3 players and also send money over to another team.
The expansion team feature was half ass'd. All you do is change your team name and uniform. No expansion draft, no actual budget market changes, no choosing the division, you literally get to change the name of your team and the jersey and that's it. There needs to be a draft atleast.
Being able to see minor league stats. When you switch to your double AA team you could literally click the league leaders and see every stat for AA players such as WAR, OPS, everything so I don't understand why they can't just show those stats for players in the minors.
International free agents, simple way to add them is just to have randomly generated foreign players when free agency starts, and actually make free agency worth looking forward too.
Conclusion
There are countless things I didn't include, of course I don't expect much or any of these to be actually added next year but this is my dream wishlist if there ever was one, if just one of these features would be added or fixed I would be very pleased.
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2020.09.17 21:44 Pjd7510 Group Select Survey Results

Top 3 answers get +3, +2. and +1 balls, bottom 3 answers get -3, -2, -1.
LETS GET STARTED
Question 1: Favorite Baseball Player and Why
Dylan
Growing up every day with Chipper and Andruw Jones in the Braves lineup for the first like 15-20 years of my life was special, Chipper in particular. Acuna is catching up fast, though.
I asked for one player though, not your entire Barves lifestory
Bnavis
Jake Arrieta, his rise really mirrored the cubs, and that 2015 season was incredible.
Arrieta can pound a bag of dicks for being absolute shit
Ruairi
Barry Bonds. He was the greatest hitter of all-time and it isn't even up for discussion. He was a hall of famer before the "alleged" steroid use and became the greatest player of all-time after. The man would get one pitch in the strike zone to hit every night and he would hit it for a home run everytime. No batter has ever been feared the way Barry was feared, not even close. Everyone can say they hate Barry Bonds and don't respect him or whatever crap they want to spew out, but the truth is, when he came up to bat, literally everyone stopped what they were doing to see what he would do, and then when he'd hit a massive home run, everyone would be in awe of his insane abilities.
Barry Bonds is lowkey one of my favorite players, this is valid reasoning.
Polelover
David Ortiz. Self-explanatory.
Fuck the Red Sox
Bgro
Jason Kendall bc he was a leadoff catcher and gritty as hell. He refused to ever sit out a game even though he played such a demanding position.
Kendall was one of my favorite Pirates to watch, glad to see someone else is a big Kendall fan
Jiggy
matt kemp, restored my love of the game. in his prime he was incredible and he seemed to be having a blast playing. oh and i'm hyper vain and he dated rhianna while being the best player in the sport and i think that's cool as fuck.
Kemp should have won MVP over Braun. Fuck Ryan Braun
Rose
Frank Thomas? Frank Thomas is just a mythical figure of childhood for me. The 2006 A's were an extremely formative team for my baseball fandom and Frank Thomas was probably the first time a player I was already aware of outside of the A's became relevant to the A's, and having him play for Oakland felt like being blessed by a god. Objectively or statistically there are more dominant hitters than Frank Thomas in history but in my mind he's the most impeccable hitter of all time.
I forgot that Big Hurt was an A. Thomas was a fun player to watch
Cory
Rickey Henderson. Unbelievable talent with a rare skillset, combined with a cool "hometown hero" story, long career, endless mythology and great stories.
Yankees Legend Rickey Henderson
Wharble
Vladimir Guerrero for teaching me that strike zones are merely suggestions
It's a shame his son took that lesson the opposite way
Iama
Mariano Rivera, just a great feeling when he would come into the game and lock it down. ice cold blood in the veins, and a great team player and ambassador for the game.
There will never be another as good as Mo when it comes to locking down a game
+3 Ruairi, +2 Rose, +1 Jiggy
-3 Pole, -2 Dylan, -1 Bnavis
Question 2: Favorite High School Story
Dylan
We used to pay "high stakes" Call of Duty at my friend tommy's basement. We played gun game on black ops. if you lost you got fingered in your butthole
Kinky
Wharble
that time in high school I went to Edinburgh to perform a musical for some Scots
Did you play the bag pipes?
Pole
9th grade a bunch of us gathered in the school library the first night of winter break and binged the lord of the rings movies. Extended editions, of course.
Thats a good way to spend a night
Iama
Four Loko Night, many shenanigans were gotten up to and the night culminated in ejecting flaming pumpkins off a bridge into a gorge
And this is how states burn to the ground
Bnavis
me and a couple guys got onto the very top roof of the palmer house hilton, managed to avoid a bunch of security. got good pictures
Sounds like a blast
Jiggy
probably driving to a city of 30k people in the middle of buttfuck nowhere, getting piss drunk and doing Too Much Molly for one person. we did all this shit and it's like 1:30, walk to a dominos and wait outside for our shit. all of a sudden this dude comes up to us and asks us if we were the ones that catcalled his gf (we were not) to which one of my buddies said "nah but i wish i would've." dude gets in his truck and chases us down streets of moose jaw saskatchewan for thirty minutes as we run for our lives while smoking grape flavored cigarillos. we get separated, i lose my phone, sleep on a merry-go-round in a park in october (so like it's 25 degrees at best) and walk to a starbucks to find a stranger that'll let me use their laptop to contact my friends bc i don't know their numbers, forgot my facebook password, forgot my gmail password to reset it, end up on this middle aged man's 15 year old dell laptop for forty minutes trying to figure out how to contact my friends while still fucked up, eventually a dude i partied with happened to walk past and i ran outside and got him to call dan, dan picks me up and we drive back home and eat pizza hut
Holy shit
Ruairi
Oh boy strap in for this one. So it's freshman year of college. I live in the dorms. I'm single and have next to no experience with girls/parties. It's Halloweekend (the weekend of Halloween so very many parties at SDSU). Unfortunately, I was not in a frat so I was not allowed in any frat parties, so I had to party in the dorm. Anyway. My roommate went to his gf football game (she was a cheerleader for a community college 30 minutes away) so I was just hanging out in my room with the door open to talk with anyone from my floor that wanted to hang. This girl from the floor below me (that I had just met a few days ago and showed off my baseball knowledge to in the study room) walks by my room and stops. She says hi and comes in and I'm talking with her. She has a bottle of cranberry juice and vodka and offers me some. Obviously, I accept. She says she has a full bottle of vodka in on her floor and she'll bring it up to party with me. A really attractive girl wants to hangout with me on Halloween while she is dressed up and wants to get me drunk? Hell yea! So she goes down to her floor and I wait for her to come back. But then about 20 minutes have gone by and she has not come back, leaving me to believe she had bailed :(. So I go across the hall to my friends room to drink and play super smash bros. About an hour or two goes by and I've had some shots just vibin on the floor. A few of the girls who went out to a party had come back and I was hanging out with them. Then the girl from the floor below came back with friends and was trashed. She was in our study lounge puking in the trash so I was in there taking care of her and helping her out. I was just rubbing her back and getting her water while holding her hair. There was a weird dude on our floor who was into her also trying to help but it was super weird and uncomfortable with him there because well as I said he was weird and creepy. After an hour, one of my other friends said Chase and Diego were letting people in their room (now these kids didn't talk much to anyone, except Chase. Me and him were boys). So I went over to their room to see what was poppin' because this was a moment of a lifetime. Chase was a little drunk but Diego was smashed and so was his gf. Total in the room it was me, Chase, Diego, his gf, a dude name Kayvon, and two other girls, Leah and Katie. I was just hanging out talking with everyone and then the three girls were talking about french kissing. Leah hadn't ever frenched so the other girls wanted to show her how. So they passed each other around like a bong just frenching it up. I was dumbfounded. This is what college is??? I'd seen videos but I didn't think they were real. Diego was getting super into his gf making out with these two other girls, kinda hyping them up. Once they had stopped frenching, Katie and Leah left the room. Diego started to get the spins and tried to lay down on his bed. Then he vomited on himself. Me, already experienced with vomit in the evening, tried to help him out and get him up and to the bathroom or at least the trashcan. I did what I could but then his gf was acting all crazy and yelling at me to get out of the room, so I did. I returned to the cute drunk girl on the couch, as I told her I would be gone for just a few minutes (it was really about 20-30). She was super excited to see me again. At that point, she asked me to watch the World Series with her, as the Mets and Royals were going to play Game 5 (I believe) on the Sunday (the next day). I told her of course I would and that I'd be watching in that very study lounge. After a little while longer, I told her she needed to go to bed so I walked her down to her room while the weird creepy dude followed us. I wasn't going to let him walk her to her room because frankly I didn't trust the dude. Got her to her room, said good night, and that was the end of that. I went back to my room and told my roommate and his gf about the eventful night I had. Jumping back to earlier in the story, cute girl said she had returned to my room about 30 minutes later but she couldn't get the vodka from her floor because some dudes had taken it. I had left my room at that point so she ended up going out to the party instead since I wasn't there. I did end up dating that girl for a decent amount of time, but that's for a different survey.
Ruairi remains the undisputed king of storytelling
Rose
was homeschooled for most of high school and didn't go to college. i'm not gonna get balls but at least be gentle with taking balls away
Rose you are a treasure, no ball loss for you
Cory
Frosh year. My roommates and I had a couple dorm floor mates who either only have weekday meal plans, or no meal plan at all. So we started casually stealing them some non-perishable goods to last them over the weekend. Through natural progression, this slowly turned into us creating an entire klepto organization that eventually fed most of our dorm house. We had a few tricks. One was bringing sports bags in with us - they would make you check backpacks at the door, but since sports bags might have expensive equipment, they let you take them in. So we'd just stuff them full of gallon bags of cereal, bagels, etc. Our dining hall had a patio area, where at night, you could see in from the outside, but not vice versa. We would load up our plates with one type of food, grab a gallon or two of milk, a tray of cookies, etc., saunter out to the patio, bag/pack everything up, and then toss it over the railing to our Outside Man down below, who would then take it back. At the end of the year, the dining hall had a program where you could return anything you "walked off accidentally" with with no repercussions, so we went to collect and tally any cups/bowls/plates/silverware we'd liberated, and found ourselves with two full boxes of stuff. Fearing *some* sort of repercussions from the sheer volume of stuff, we waited until the DH was closed one night, climbed over the railing, and left the boxes on a patio table.
This is amazing
Bgro
I jumped out the window of the classroom once just to prove to a friend how oblivious our teacher was. I then walked in through the front door, greeted said oblivious teacher, and sat back down at my desk. She was very confused.
Classic
+3 Ruairi, +2 Cory, +1 Jiggy
-3 Dylan, -2 Iama, -1 Bnavis
Question 3: Favorite Vacation You Took
Wharble
does the scotland one kinda count as a vacation? if so, that one, if not, fuck idk I've only ever been to Vegas or Mexico on vacations so imma go with one of the 14 times I went to Mexico
I would love to go to Mexico
Pole
Winter 2010, we went to a resort in Turks & Caicos. Joe Girardi was there too. He and my mom are best friends now.
Pics or it didnt happen
Iama
lake house in new hampshire with all my cousins, just waterskiing, swimming, and hanging out by the water every day for a week
That sounds fantastic
Bnavis
italy, rome's cool as fuck
Another high effort answer from Bnavis.
Jiggy
when my sister lived in vancouver i flew there and then we drove from vancouver to tijuana together and camped on beaches and shit
I've always wanted to camp out on a beach, that sounds dope
Ruairi
Well, since my brother and I played baseball year round from elementary school through high school, we didn't take many/any vacations. So I will have to say the only real vacation I've taken is my trip to Texas a few weeks ago. It was amazing getting to see my best friend with our other best friend. Shot real guns for the first time. Went to the beach a couple of times and the water was so warm, it was amazing. Had Texas BBQ and it was to die for. It was super cool being in a somewhat small town since I've grown up in San Diego/Temecula for my whole life and haven't lived in a farm-like town. It was a super cool experience and I would easily risk getting coronavirus to do it again.
Thats pretty dope, small towns are always fun to go to
Rose
my favorite 'vacation' ever was actually recent. i dogsit for my sister sometimes when she goes somewhere and get to spend a week or so getting paid to relax at her apartment in san francisco with her dog and drinking and eating good food. it's nice because it's not touristy, i'm not staying at a hotel or anything, it's more like dipping my toes into living in a big city for a week or two and then getting to return to my normal life afterwards. my 'favorite vacation' was when i was there for over a week last year just chilling with no responsibilities other than taking care of her dog
The best vacations are the ones where you do absolutely nothing
Cory
New Zealand, September 2019. Gorgeous land all-around, really good (and cheap) beer, fun time exploring with friends, Lord of the Rings shit everywhere, good beer, very nice populace.
Thats dope, New Zealand is on my must visit list
Dylan
All my friends and I rented a house in Hatteras in the Outer Banks a few years ago. Massive house, right on the water, perfect water. Took a lot of acid, listened to Miles Davis' Bitches Brew while the mosquitoes ate my body apart while the sun went down.
Thats pretty dope
Bgro
Backpacking around Europe for a month with my buddies when I was 17. We visited 8 countries, sleeping in hostels and trains.
That is the dream, glad you got to live it
+3 Ruairi, +2 Rose, +1 Bgro
-3 Bnavis, -2 Pole, -1 Wharble
Question 4: You are now Commissioner of MLB, what changes do you make? (For time constraints I am going to post the top 3 answer and bottom 3 answers as many of these are similar)
Iama
negotiate things with the unions to make sure i can do the following fire rob manfred from any position he may hold (also joe west, cb bucknor, angel hernandez, and laz diaz) fix the minor league wage system so players make a living wage; also adjust the prearb/arb/fa system for better fairness abolish the dh and/or maintain the al/nl system abolish bad extra inning rules and/or robot umps, if they have been implemented bring back the bullpen car more doubleheaders bring back disco demolition night
Love all of these except getting rid of the DH
Bnavis
very slowly turn baseball into blurnsball from futurama
No
Jiggy
  1. no interleague 2. no divisions, just leagues 3. 12 games against each league opponent, 168 game schedule (until expansion, see 9; after expansion this will become 165 games, 15 against each league opponent) 4. al dh, no dh in nl 5. top 3 make playoffs in each league, 1 gets a bye. 2v3 in a best of 7, winner vs 1 in a best of 9, best of 11 world series (i realize it's not fun viewing but it gets the best result) 6. fines for anyone who tries to institute unwritten rules or whatever the fuck, promote the shit out of guys like tatis/tim anderson that make the game fun 7. no baserunner on 2nd rule 8. legalize steroids 9. expand to 38 teams, play one season. bottom 7 in each league go down to make a 24 team mlb and a 14 team mlb2, following this, use the english promotion/relegation system but with 4 from each league now. so effectively, bottom 4 in the al automatically go down, top 3 from al-mlb2 automatically come up and then a playoff of 4v7 and 3v6 from mlb2's al (best of 3 round 1, best of 5 round 2) to determine the fourth team that rejoins the majors. 10. create a more fun environment at the game. music throughout the game, including during play, also every team has a small waterpark at the ballpark 11. encourage players to have cool cleats why is trevor bauer the only one taking advantage of this 12. go back to pre-2017 balls
Jiggy gets it
Rose
make the wild card a 3 game series played in 2 days (games 1 and 2 as a double header,) expand to 32 teams (portland and montreal/charlotte/nashville,) universal DH (i don't mind both leagues having different rules but universal DH is probably the pandemic induced rule that makes the most sense to keep,) execute Alex Bregman on live TV, don't kill the minor leagues, don't do any other dumb bullshit, sit back and watch the money stack
Yes absolutely bring back the Expos, fuck Ass Bergman
Wharble
pay the minor leaguers, institute a salary floor, institute something resembling a RFA system instead of arb, ban Rob Manfred from baseball idk I'm tired
Go back to bed bud
Pole
Overhaul the free agency system to disincentivize service time manipulation. Add a salary floor for teams.
Ok
+3 Jiggy, +2 Rose, +1 Iama
-3 Bnavis, -2 Pole, -1 Wharble
Question 5: You have been signed by the WWE! Congratulations! What is your In Ring Name, Gimmick, and Finisher
Wharble
Thiccums, whatever vince gives me, and either the spear or the clothesline from hell
Show some creativity and own your own gimmick. Jobber status for you
Pole
I am The Ogre. I come out in full Shrek cosplay. My finisher is the GET OUT OF MY SWAMP.
:corynod:
Iama
Wrath-Hog Bounty Hunter Bearhug Life Force Squeezer
So do you hunt other wrestlers? Are you a hunter for an authority figure? As of now you are a Jobber
Bnavis
just give me minus points for this
SAY NO MORE, -3 BALLS
Jiggy
Chicken Bryan Kane's little brother, thus making me the Undertaker's grandson The Carraba's Crusher - honestly it'd just be ember moon's eclipse bc it's the coolest shit
Only issue, Kane is already Undertakers brother so you would also be Undertakers brother. That said maybe we can bring Taker out of retirement for a one off with you
Ruairi
Ring Name: The Notorious Ruairious. Gimmick: I am a Northern Irishman who uses a wicked head butt to stun and knock out opponents. I have swagger, but am very humble. I throw off my opponents by complimenting their bodies rather than trash talking them. Finisher: I get the opponent on the ground and do a jig over them, as my kicks knock them unconscious.
This is a dope gimmick, would likely book you to face Sheamus for 3 months before going for the WWE Title.
Rose
Ring name is Anne Phibian, my finisher is a Frog Splash and my gimmick is that i am extremely into frogs and i brutally beat down opponents and share Frog Facts with the audience on the mic while they are incapacitated
Instant top heel in the Women's division. Would book you to face Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania for the Women's Title.
Cory
The Mortician (Cory *Graves*). My gimmick would be crawling my up through the bottom of the ring to start each match. We would then have to wait for the mat to be repaired before beginning the match. Finisher: The Scalpel - I run back and forth between the ropes a few times, gaining momentum, eventually bouncing off, going into a horizontal pencil dive motion, and kicking my opponent square in the chest.
I can see some good feuds between you and The Fiend Bray Wyatt. Could be a good wrestlemania match.
Dylan
Bitch, I'm Big Pepsi I'm sponsored by Pepsi Co. to deliver the sweet taste of Pepsi products to the world, BY FORCE The Baja Blaster - I yeet a full cup of MTN DEW Baja Blast (tm) into my opponent's eyes before hitting them with a shoryuken from street fighter
I dig it. Will book you as a main eventer before having you job to Roman Reigns and then banish you to the midcard forever
Bgro
My ring name is "El Ratoncito Miguel" which translates to "The Little Rat, Miguel". My gimmick is that I always pretend I'm not actually there to fight, I'm just lost and looking for directions. I insist way beyond a humorous amount of time that I'm really not a wrestler and you must have me mistaken and how do you get to Union Street. Then, when everyone's going home and the lights are turned off, that's when I attack. My finisher is called Open-Face Slap, where I run to one side of the ring and then charge full speed at you and open face slap you.
Instant Top Chicken Shit Heel. You can win the WWE Title on a fluke before losing it at Mania to someone like Daniel Bryan
+3 Bgro, +2 Ruairi, +1 Rose
-3 Bnavis, -2 Wharble, -1 Iama
Question 6: Here have a ball
+1 to everyone who said thank you
No balls to everyone who said ok
No one told me to go fuck myself so no one loses a ball
Question 7: One of these has to go what do you get rid of.
+1 Balls to everyone for correctly choosing a seafood based item
Question 8: Penguins are...
+1 Ball to everyone who said Badass
No Balls for those who said "they aight"
No one loses a ball
Question 9: Society has completely collapsed, what do you do to survive.
Wharble
bold of you to assume I'd make it out of a societal collapse
Wonderful spirit Wharble
Pole
Hoard some precious resource so I can trade it for other things that I need.
Smart
Iama
the world is my oyster
But what are you doing to survive
Bnavis
kill myself, i'm not a fool. i wouldn't survive a day in the wild
Just excellent effort from Bnavis
Jiggy
honestly i wish i had a nice plan for you but i know i wouldn't make it. just hangout with my gf for as long as possible and do enough mdma to forget about our impending doom
Understandable
Ruairi
I have a co-worker who has a full survival shelter with many guns. I go to him to survive.
Good move
Rose
i don't believe in my ability to survive alone in an apocalyptic scenario so i would determine if i'm reasonably close to a costco. if i think i'm close enough i believe a society of about 200-300 people could survive in a barricaded costco for several months at least without issue, and i will try to get a footing there. if i can't make it to something like that i will seek out the strongest most prepared looking person in my neighborhood and pray they show mercy.
Good to have a plan
Cory
Hoard gasoline and water (a la The Immortan Joe from Mad Max: Fury Road). If that doesn't work out, I would travel from settlement to settlement, bard-style, recanting happenings from neighboring settlements and regaling folks with song.
That man making the best of a bad situation
Dylan
Go to the basement of the newspaper office downtown. Literally nobody ever goes there, and there's no easy way down there without a pass. Also has a showeshittespace. Also has a secret tunnel to the building across the street if I need to bail.
Not bad
Bgro
Now that society has collapsed, I work as a software developer to survive.
In a post-apocalyptic society I dont think we will need software
+3 Cory, +2 Rose, +1 Dylan
-3 Bnavis, -2 Wharble, -1 Iama

Question 10: This question comes from my wife: What should I make for dinner upon the completion of survey results
Everyone gets a ball for leaving some awesome recipes.
Question 11: What is your happiest memory?
Wharble
that's an incredibly personal question that I will not answer because it will make me emotional!
Ok
Pole
that one time i homered in little league
Was it a moon shot?
Iama
watching the 09 world series win with my dad
That was an amazing year
Bnavis
being held by someone who loves me dearly
True
Jiggy
honestly last new years me and gf and a few friends went to a rave and got drunk/did a fuckton of ecstasy and danced our asses off then went to this little hidden rooftop in downtown saskatoon that i stashed a few bottles of tequila and some cigarettes on and danced and smoke and drank up there and yelled at strangers on the street until like 4 then got an uber home, passed out, and then made a fuckpile of waffles and watched horror movies in the basement all new years day it was so fucking fun
Thats fucking awesome
Ruairi
Oh man this is a tough one. There are two that stand out in my mind, but I'm not sure which one to go with. I will tell another story about the cute girl I mentioned earlier in this survey. So this was a few months later (4 or 5). We started dating shortly after that Halloween night for the record. We spent pretty much everyday together since we lived just a floor apart and quickly became best friends. Anyway, it was a few months later and we were in her room. It was a Friday and I didn't have class until 1 on Fridays. We were making out on her bed and at one point she stopped and just looked at me. She started crying and I was confused so I asked her what was wrong. Through a cracked voice she says "I love you." It was the first time anyone had ever told me they loved me in that way and I had been thinking about telling her that I felt the same way leading up to this day but was too scared to. When she said it, I was then able to say it, which surprised her because I wasn't a very open person back then. It's one of the best feelings to have someone you love tell you that they love you back. And even though we aren't together anymore, the memory is still a good one for me, because it reminds me that I can be loved and I can feel love for someone, even in times when those things don't seem possible.
This brought a tear to my eye my dude
Rose
it feels slightly underwhelming to call it my happiest memory because it didn't last in the end but i think the most undeniably happy thing i can think of is entering my first real romantic relationship as a teenager. a lot of that time of my life i was fighting with depression and a genuine and significant romantic relationship was a realization that i could be deserving of love from other people and that i could connect and relate to another person in ways i was afraid i wasn't capable of.
This fucking hit me hard because I've been there
Cory
Camping with my brother and parents. Usually our trips involve some amount of shouting and fighting, even the really good ones. But this trip, we just spent three wonderful days in the wilderness, enjoying nature, eating good campfire foods, laughing and playing board games. Some catchphrases were spawned while playing those games that my family still quotes to this day.
That's awesome, I'd give anything to have that kind of time with my family again
Dylan
I went to a concert with a friend of mine that had just left the company we had worked for. She was in a relationship but she asked me to go with her because she had an extra ticket. It was a great time, really fun, great vibes. Didn't realize at the time that would be the person I'd be living with about 3-4 years later. Don't know if it's my happiest memory but it makes me really happy, know what I mean?
Thats awesome dude
Bgro
Either various moments on my solo bike trip across the country where I just felt total tranquility and satisfaction near the end of my trip OR this one time when my first nephew was like one and I was his favorite person and I took him out for a walk. He was distracted and I walked a little ahead of him and when he turned and noticed me a little further away, we made eye contact, he grinned a wide smile and then ran to me arms wide open for a hug. Kids do that kind of stuff all the time to people they know and trust but I've never felt such pure unadulterated love as I have from that kid in that moment. There is no artifice or conditionality in that sort of love. It felt good to be the cause of that someone else's sheer joy and seeing his face light up when he saw me, thats a memory that always brings me happiness.
:blobheart:
No one loses a ball for this round
+3 Rose, +2 Bgro, +1 Ruairi

Ok lets tally up the results......
TIED FOR FIRST WITH 16 BALLS: ROSE AND RUAIRI
SECOND WITH 9 BALLS: CORY
TIED FOR 3RD WITH 8 BALLS: BGRO AND JIGGY
4TH: IAMA 0 BALLS
5TH: DYALAN -1 BALLS
6TH: POLE AND WHARBLE -3 BALLS
AND YOUR BIGGEST LOSER IN DEAD LAST WITH -11 BALLS BNAVIS!!!
Lottery will be done and posted with out first round. Thank you for your time you wonderful people
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2020.09.16 05:20 StevenStevens43 Evidence of pre-roman invasion of Loegria

Evidence of pre-roman invasion of Loegria
Loegria:
As has already been established in previous articles, Loegria pertains to the Southern land of britain, below the river Humber, and the natural border between Southern Britain, and Northern britain, divided by rivers and streams which connect the Irish sea, to the North sea.
This was the natural border of Britain, before invasions.
And if you go to google maps, you will find out yourself that it is "true" that there is indeed a slight divide between the two municipalities, in the form of rivers, and even narrow streams.
Albanactus
Albanactus, according to Geoffrey of Monmouth, was the founding king of Albania or Albany. He is in effect Geoffrey's eponym for Scotland.[1] His territory was that north of the River Humber.[2]
Invasions:
Now we know there has been many invasions of Britain.
1st, the Roman invasion, which resulted in Hadrians wall and Antonine wall.
2nd, Anglos-saxon invasion.
3rd, Viking invasion.
4th, Norman invasion.
However, i don't think the Roman invasion was actually the first invasion.
I think there is evidence, even in legends, of a noticable and serious invasion of Southern lands in Britain.
I will now proceed to attempt to highlight why, i think this is at least, a possibility.
Bladud:
Now, quite simply, to see for yourself, just how inconsistant the biography of Bladud is, with the life and times of all the other legendary kings of Britain, and the fascinating fair comparison to known contemporary history, simply read some of the other articles on my page, and then read this one.
Now, i am going to add my own description in my own words.
"Bladud is a legendary king of the Britons that does not know what century it is".
Bladud
Bladud or Blaiddyd[a] is a legendary king of the Britons), although there is no historical evidence for his existence. He is first mentioned in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1136), which describes him as the son of King Rud Hud Hudibras, and the tenth ruler in line from the first king, Brutus, saying Bladud was contemporaneous with the biblical prophet Elijah (9th century BC).
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Bladud
School of liberal arts in Athens:
Now, this might not look too unbelievable at first.
My previous articles do point to "huge" Aryan influence in the Greek world.
However, it is just that, it is totally out of the blue in comparison to all the other legendary kings of Britain and Ireland.
He is "the first" to ever be sent over to Athens for schooling.
But ok, maybe that is believable.
After-all, the world is evolving.
Legend
Bladud was sent by his father to be educated in the liberal arts in Athens. After his father's death,
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Athens
Stamford university:
Apparently, after his fathers death he returned from schooling in Athens, and founded Stamford university in Lincolnshire.
Sorry, but there is absolutely nothing to suggest that Stamford university was founded in Lincolnshire.
This must be the most outlandish claim ever made, in either contemporary history, mythology, or legends.
And, it might be a little bit more believable, if it were consistant with all the other legends, and their accuracy.
Even the most outlandish legend, at first glance, can have somekind of Euhemeric value, if you are able to find the missing pieces.
And i do see euhemeric value in this story, actually, i see it as a sign Loegria was invaded.
Legend
After his father's death, he returned with four philosophers, and founded a university at Stamford in Lincolnshire
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Stamford university
University:
Now, "i will" defend the blooded Bladud here.
A university meaning of a community of teachers and scholars is only the modern definition.
University
The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which roughly means "community of teachers and scholars".[1]
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Oxford
A group:
However the ancient terminology of university, could be defined as not much more than the formation of anykind of group, containing a few individuals.
Not necessarily even exclusively an educational group.
Definition
The original Latin word universitas refers in general to "a number of persons associated into one body, a society, company, community, guild, corporation, etc".[3]
St Augustine:
Now, apparently this university flourished until it was suppressed by Saint Augustine of Canterbury.
Legend
he returned with four philosophers, and founded a university at Stamford in Lincolnshire, which flourished until it was suppressed by Saint Augustine of Canterbury on account of heresies which were taught there.
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Saint Augustines expansion
Died 604 AD:
What kind of gibberish is this? Saint Augustine of Canterbury is from 600's AD!
Is this pseudo history of Britain from foreign invaders speaking pigeon Gaelic? Even if this "is" pseudo-history, it is "very very poor", Pseudo-history?
Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine of Canterbury (born first third of the 6th century – died probably 26 May 604) was a Benedictine monk who became the first Archbishop of Canterbury in the year 597. He is considered the "Apostle to the English" and a founder of the English Church.[3]
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Augustines grave
Papyrus:
Now, i am looking for elements of truth to take from this riddle.
I am beginning to suspect that persons pushing the Papyrus on British shores, may have pre-dated Julius Caesar.
History
Papyrus was first manufactured in Egypt as far back as the fourth millennium BCE.[3][4][5] The earliest archaeological evidence of papyrus was excavated in 2012 and 2013 at Wadi al-Jarf, an ancient Egyptian harbor located on the Red Sea coast. These documents, the Diary of Merer, date from c. 2560–2550 BCE (end of the reign of Khufu).[4] The papyrus rolls describe the last years of building the Great Pyramid of Giza.[6] In the first centuries BCE and CE, papyrus scrolls) gained a rival as a writing surface in the form of parchment, which was prepared from animal skins.[7] Sheets of parchment were folded to form quires from which book-form codices were fashioned. Early Christian writers soon adopted the codex form, and in the Græco-Roman world, it became common to cut sheets from papyrus rolls to form codices.
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Papyrus scholar
863 BC or 500 BC:
Now, it just gets worse.
This is simply an incoherent ramble.
863 BC, or, 500 BC?
Legend
Supposedly he ruled for twenty years from 863 BC or perhaps 500 BC
Hot springs out of magic:
No, sorry, until now the legends have been extremely intelligent, and reliable, and the sudden belief in "magic", combined with the psuedo intellectual claims mixed with the inability to even get the date correct within a 363 year gap, is inconsistant, and out of place, with the nature of the other legends.
Legend
in which time he built Kaerbadum or Caervaddon (Bath), creating the hot springs) there by the use of magic.
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Bath coat of Arms
Caervaddon:
Now, there is "an interesting" claim here.
A little more consistant with legends up until now.
Apparently Bladud founded Caervaddon (Bath).
Legend
in which time he built Kaerbadum or Caervaddon (Bath), creating the hot springs) there by the use of magic.
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Map of Bath
Very believable:
Now, the fact he founded a settlement here is "extremely" believable.
There has been activity in the location since the Mesolithic period, all the way through the Bronze age, in to the Iron age, and the Beaker culture even pre-dates the period of Bladud.
Iron age and Roman
The hills in the locality such as Bathampton Down saw human activity from the Mesolithic period.[3][4] Several Bronze Age round barrows were opened by John Skinner) in the 18th century.[5] Solsbury Hill overlooking the current city was an Iron Age hill fort and the adjacent Bathampton Camp may also have been one.[6][7] A long barrow site believed to be from the Beaker people was flattened to make way for RAF Charmy Down.[8][9]
Archaeological evidence shows that the site of the Roman baths') main spring may have been treated as a shrine by the Britons,[10][11] and was dedicated to the goddess Sulis, whom the Romans identified with Minerva;
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Minerva
He what????:
He dedicated the city to the Goddess Athena or Minerva!
What language is he speaking? Minerva is a Greco-Roman God.
No other king in Ireland nor Britain, during this period, is pretending to be a scholarly papyrus, whilst enchanting incoherent rambles, in goodness knows what language.
And what is with all this sudden poetic nonsense? "whose flames turned to balls of stone as they grew low, with new ones springing up in their stead:".
Legend
He dedicated the city to the goddess Athena or Minerva, and in honour of her, lit undying fires, whose flames turned to balls of stone as they grew low, with new ones springing up in their stead: an embellishment of an account from the fourth-century writer Solinus of the use of local coal on the altars of her temple.[5]
He flew off the temple of Apollo in London: What????:
Necromancy? divination? temple of Apollo in London?
Since when?
Pushed off a caer castle maybe!!
Divination, wings and death
The tale claims that he also encouraged the practice of necromancy, or divination through the spirits of the dead. Through this practice, he is said to have constructed wings for himself and to have tried to fly to (or from) the temple of Apollo in Trinovantum (London) or Troja Nova (New Troy), but to have been killed when he hit a wall, or to have fallen and been dashed to pieces or broken his neck. He was supposedly buried at New Troy and succeeded by his son, Leir.
Link for photo
The temple of.... \"Apollo\"
Latin league overthrow:
Now, i cannot go in to too much detail unfortunately, as i have already covered this in previous articles, and i am now running out of space.
But basically, the Latin league have just been overthrown by Messenian Romans.
Roman leadership of the league
During the reign of Tarquinius Superbus, the Latins were persuaded to acknowledge the leadership of Rome. The treaty with Rome was renewed, and it was agreed that the troops of the Latins would attend on an appointed day to form a united military force with the troops of Rome. That was done, and Tarquin formed combined units of Roman and Latin troops.[4]
France:
Messian Romans have also invaded France, from the Medes.
Greek colonies
In 600 BC, Ionian Greeks from Phocaea founded the colony of Massalia (present-day Marseille) on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, making it the oldest city of France.[4][5] At the same time, some Celtic tribes penetrated the eastern parts (Germania superior) of the current territory of France, but this occupation spread in the rest of France only between the 5th and 3rd century BC.[6]
Spain:
During the exact same period, Celts are being pushed out of Iberia/Spain by Greco-Romans.
History of Iberian peninsula
The Greeks are responsible for the name Iberia, apparently after the river Iber (Ebro). In the 6th century BC, the Carthaginians arrived in Iberia, struggling first with the Greeks, and shortly after, with the newly arriving Romans for control of the Western Mediterranean. Their most important colony was Carthago Nova (Latin name of modern-day Cartagena).[7]
War:
Now, i am not saying that the Romans actually conquered Britain as early as 600 BC.
But the war has definitely began, and the effects of this are quite evident even in Loegrian legends were their kings are suddenly speaking Greco-Roman, worshipping Roman gods, getting schooled in enemy territory, flying off temples, worshipping foreign gods, getting made a fool of, and they "suddenly" do not even know their own coherent pseudo history, and the image of Indigenous Loegrians flying off Temples appears quite comical to them,, whilst all the other Celtic legends still attribute their kings to be fighting over territory, building castles, and settlements beginning with Caer, et cetera.
Saxons:
Now, here is where it gets "worse".
Do you remember other articles when i cover the period when the Saxons were kicked out of Southern scandinavia in to German territory, and Greenshield had to go over and help fight them?
Well, during the sack of Rome in in 387 BC, when Brennius, the King of Albany, allied with Gauls and Scandinavians, pushed the Romans out of Gaul, found themselves up against a "surprise foe".
The saxons have only went and allied themselves with the Romans!
And they attacked Brenniuses army!
Conqueror of Rome
Following their unification, Belinus and Brennius merged their armies into one great one and invaded Gaul. After a year of warfare, the joint army managed to subject all the Frankish kingdoms in Gaul to their authority. Now with an even greater army, Belinus lead his great army to Italy and threatened to invade Rome. Outside Rome, the two consuls, Gabias and Porsenna, sued for peace and offered wealth, tribute, and hostages as a sign of their submission. Belinus and Brennius accepted and took their great army to Germany. Soon after this movement north, Rome broke the treaty and marched north, and Brennius went to fight the Romans while Belinus remained at war with the Germans (who were being helped by various other Italian troops).
Temple of concord:
And it would have been the temple of concord, according to more reliable legendary accounts.
But even the Temple of Concord is Roman.
Legend
He reigned in peace and prosperity for forty years then died and was buried in the Temple of Concord, a tribute to his laws, which resided in Trinovantum. His death sparked another civil war between his two sons, Belinus and Brennius.
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2020.09.14 10:07 pizzatarian Xbox Series X S Info and FAQ

For the 9th generation of consoles, Microsoft will be releasing two: the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Xbox Series X:
According to Phil Spencer, "Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you."
Specs:
Reveal trailer and official store page.
Xbox Series S:
The Series S is, "an all-digital next-gen console designed to deliver everything that is core to next-generation gaming – faster load times, higher frame rates, and richer, more dynamic worlds – in our smallest Xbox ever."
Specs:
Reveal trailer and official store page.
Here is a comparison chart that shows the similarities and differences in specs between these two consoles
Release Date:
Both consoles will launch on November 10th, 2020.
Price:
The Series X is $499US, while the Series S is $299US.
Here is a chart that shows the price for these consoles in a couple different regions.
Pre-Order
Next week, beginning September 22, you’ll be able to pre-order both Xbox Series X, our most powerful console ever made, and Xbox Series S, our smallest console ever delivering next-generation performance at a more affordable price.
– United States (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Newegg, and other participating retailers
– Canada (8AM PT): Microsoft Store, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, and other participating retailers
– UK (8AM BST): Microsoft Store, GAME, Amazon, Dixons, Currys PC World, Argos, John Lewis, Smyths Toys, VERY, AO, Tesco, Simply Game, Shopto and other participating retailers
– Australia (8AM AEST): Microsoft Store, JB Hifi, EB Games, Telstra, Harvey Norman, and other participating retailers
– New Zealand (8AM NZST): Microsoft Store, JB HiFi, EB Games, Spark, and other participating retailers
Across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, you can pre-order online starting at 9AM CEST at Microsoft Store, Amazon, MediaMarkt, GameStop, FNAC, Elkjøp/Elgiganten, and other participating retailers. Retailers and availability may differ by country.
For in-store pre-order availability please check with your preferred retailer.
Pre-order is also available via the Xbox All Access program.
Xbox All Access:
For those that may not already know, this is program that lets you make monthly payments over a 2 year period for the console instead of having to buy it outright.
With All Access, the Series X is $34.99US/month, while the Series S is $24.99US/month. Keep in mind this also includes 2 years of Game Pass Ultimate.
For now, the Xbox All Access program will be available through select retailers in 12 countries, and will expand into other countries and retailers in 2021.
Subscriptions / Services:
Xbox Live Gold - this membership is required to access online multiplayer and parties, and it also includes Deals with Gold, Games with Gold, and Free Play Days. This is $60US for a year, but can sometimes be found on sale for around $40 from third party retailers; for example, CD Keys.
Just an FYI, as long as one account has an Xbox Live Gold membership and sets their account as the 'home' on their console, then they will be able to share their Xbox Live, purchased games, and downloaded games from Game Pass with all other accounts on that console. It's important to note the account can change their home console 5 times a year.
Game Pass is a subscription service, similar to Netflix but for games, that gives access to 100+ games including Microsoft's first-party games on their respective launch dates for $9.99US/month.
Game Pass Ultimate, which is a similar service, but it not only combines Xbox Live with Game Pass, but also includes Game Pass for PC, EA Play, xCloud, and exclusive perks in select games for $14.99US/month.
Games:
I'll start this section by first providing what I think is some important information. When it comes to Microsoft's first-party games and continuing support for the Xbox One, Matt Booty (Head of Microsoft Studios) said: "As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices."
According to Aaron Greenberg (GM, Xbox Games Marketing) though, "Future 1P titles are developed for Xbox Series X first. Not saying those games won’t ship on Xbox One, only that we are leading with Series X & each studio will decide what's best for their game/community when they launch."
With that all in mind, I'll list known games that will be available on the new consoles and PC, but I'll also point out that some could also appear on the Xbox One family of devices. Just like the Console Launch Exclusives could eventually go to the the PS4 / 5.
First Party:
Avovwed - A first-person role-playing game set in the Pillars of Eternity universe from Obsidian Entertainment.
Everwild - This is a new IP from Rare, which is "inspired by the beauty of the natural world around us."
Fable - A reboot of the fantasy franchise, and it is being developed by the second studio at Playground Games.
Forza Motorsport - The next entry in the Forza Motorsport series from Turn 10 Studios, which will introduce ray tracing alongside 4K, 60fps.
Halo: Infinte - A "spiritual reboot" of the franchise that was set to launch along the new consoles; however, it has now been delayed into 2021.
Hellblade II - The follow up to the acclaimed action-adventure game from Ninja Theory.
Project: Mara - Also from Ninja Theory. This will be a "real-world and grounded representation of mental terror."
State of Decay 3 - A sequel in the open-world zombie series from Undead Labs.
Third Party:
As Dusk Falls - Created by new studio INTERIONIGHT in partnership with Microsoft Game Studios, this is a "multi-generational story set in the American Southwest about resilience, sacrifice and how the mistakes of the older generation transmit to the younger".
Flight Simulator 2020 - From Asobo Studio, this is the latest iteration in the franchise. It's already been released on PC, and will eventually be coming to console. No official release date yet though.
Gears: Tactics - A strategy game developed by Splash Damage and The Coalition. This launched a couple months ago on PC, but will be available on console November 10th, 2020.
Possible timed exclusives:
Call of the Sea
CrossfireX
Second Extinction
Scorn
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
The Ascent
The Gunk
The Medium
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Montage of console launch exclusive [email protected] games.
FAQ:
Are the Xbox Series X S consoles backwards compatible with previous generations?
Like the Xbox One, these consoles will be BC to a certain extent. Phil Spencer stated, "It’s our intent for all Xbox One games that do not require Kinect to play on Xbox Series X at the launch of the console."
They will also be BC with the 360 and OG Xbox games that have already been BC. Here is that list.
Will the BC team add more 360 and OG Xbox games to the program?
They haven't officially said if / when they will be adding more games. All that's known at the moment is they shifted their focus to ensuring compatibility with the new consoles.
How do I play BC games?
Digital titles that you own and part of the BC catalog should automatically show up in the "Game Library" on the console. For disc-based games, just insert the disc and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive.
Will I keep my progress in BC games?
As long as your save has been uploaded to the cloud, then you should have no issue continuing from where you left off.
Will BC games be improved on the new consoles?
"The compatibility team has invented brand new techniques that enable even more titles to run at higher resolutions and image quality while still respecting the artistic intent and vision of the original creators. We are also creating whole new classes of innovations including the ability to double the frame rate of a select set of titles from 30 fps to 60 fps or 60 fps to 120 fps."
They also mention an HDR reconstruction technique that can automatically add HDR support to games, even 360 and OG Xbox games.
Note - Certain games will be optimized for these consoles, but that's up to the developers.
Is there a list of optimized games?
There is one a the bottom of this page. It also shows which games will use the Smart Delivery feature.
What is Smart Deliver?
A feature that allows you to purchase the Xbox One version of a supported title, and also get the Xbox Series X S version at no additional cost when it becomes available.
Will I be able to keep my profile / achievements?
Yes. Just sign in with your email and password and it should all sync up.
Can I use my Xbox One controllers on the Series X S consoles?
Yes, Xbox One controllers will work on the new consoles, and the new controllers will also work on an Xbox One console.
How about accessories?
Any officially licensed Xbox One accessory that connects to your console wired or wirelessly via USB will work on Xbox Series X. Additionally, any headsets that connects via your Xbox Wireless Controller’s 3.5mm port will also be supported.
What about the Kinect?
“There’s no way for Kinect to work,” confirms Spencer in an interview with The Verge. The rear of the Xbox Series X, just like the Xbox One X, does not include a dedicated Kinect port, and Microsoft won’t be supporting the USB Kinect Adapter it discontinued back in 2018 after killing off the Kinect in 2017.
Why is there no optical audio port?
Phil Spencer basically said it will not be included due to factors like space, cost, and usage.
Can I use my external HDD on these consoles?
You can use it to play OG Xbox, 360, and Xbox One games. You can also use it to store games optimized for these next-gen consoles. However, to play optimized games, you will need to either install them on the internal SSD or an expansion SSD.
How much is one of the expansion SSDs?
An official price has not been announced yet. Although, a rumor is suggesting $200+.
What is the Xbox Velocity Architecture?
It consists of four major components: the custom NVME SSD, hardware accelerated decompression blocks, a brand new DirectStorage API layer and Sampler Feedback Streaming (SFS).
What is Quick Resume?
This is a console feature that lets you basically switch between 4 games with virtually no loading.
How does loading times compare with current gen?
Here's a quick demo from State of Decay 2.
Do I need an Xbox Live Gold membership to watch apps like Netflix?
No, Microsoft removed that requirement years ago.
If I missed anything or mixed something up, then just let me know and I'll try to correct it asap.
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2020.09.14 02:09 sumwhatz What exactly is QAnon, and what is the appeal to people like my cousin?

Basically the title. I’ve read the Anti-Defamation League’s stuff on QAnon, but I still don’t really get it or why it has the following it does. I was hoping someone who was unfortunately in closer proximity to it had a better idea. Only read the stuff below if you want to.
I’m providing background because I think I just need to vent at this point: I have had a shit year. I don’t mean to complain, bc everybody’s 2020 sucks, but it’s objectively just been not great. I left my fiancée bc she had a lot of unprocessed issues with her ex and friends, my job basically demoted me due to COVID and I am now making 4/5 of what I once was, I moved in with my brother to save money, and to top it all off: My cousin Carl* went missing.
Carl, my brother, and I used to be best buds. We lived in the same neighborhood, talked about edgy teen boy shit, went to the same university, albeit very different degrees. We were bros.
My brother and I grew out of the “edgy” stuff pretty soon after high school, but Carl never did. At first we thought he just liked anime, JRPG’s, that type of stuff. He’d wear clothes with protagonists of anime, or video game characters on them. Would randomly reference Japanese sayings in person, and Naruto-run around as a joke.
He would post stuff online about his interests. He was a good artist, so he would even do original drawings and portraits of that stuff. While it wasn’t necessarily the kind of thing that would get him a date back in the early 20-teens, we basically figured he was harmless. It was probably even a good creative outlet.
From what I remember, Carl had actually been pretty open-minded in our youth, along with my brother and I. When we finally stopped bullshitting about loving Stalin, and supporting fascist communist rule, we all agreed LGBT rights should be a thing, that islamophobia was bad, that misogyny isn’t okay and we should rethink our actions around women. You know: the basic tenets of being a regular human being.
Come 2016, Carl changed. Something about Trump’s campaign appealed to Carl. My brother thinks he fell into incel forums after not doing to well with women in college, I think it must have been something a lot worse.
He kept talking about “the Chans,” (referring to 4Chan) at family gatherings. He stole money from his mom to buy a gun. He quit taking commissions as a sketch artist. And then, as the beginning to the end, he started raving about Q.
I pissed him off pretty early by telling him that the stuff he read on those forums was bullshit. I am not involved in politics, but got a degree in political science, so I follow a lot of sources closely and am fairly aware of current trends/scandals.
The kind of shit he was taking about was ridiculous. People from the future sending messages back in time, Clintons having an underground sex ring, a shell corporation providing a front for aborted babies to be converted into meat product. All of it was bullshit.
He cut ties with me, which really hurt because as much as I hate to admit it, he was probably my best childhood friend. He said I supported child molesters, and that my degree taught me nothing (he was right on that point).
Around the time the Las Vegas shooting happened, my brother and I were getting really worried about him. Carl had fallen pretty heavily into QAnon forums, and bought a bump stock like the one the shooter had, and had a growing assortment of guns and accessories. My brother, who talked to him way more than I did, said Carl had joked about making an explosive device and chucking it into a public official’s place.
After months, and more and more threats that began to sound increasingly serious, my brother reported him to the police. They found some stuff in there, I think unprescribed pills, that got him arrested. Nothing dangerous, though. From there on out, it only got worse.
Carl served a couple months in jail. While we thought it did him good, it became apparent that whatever started before he got arrested was multiplying in speed, now that he had regular internet access again.
His parents, great people, tried to put a stop to it. His mom, who used to be a journalist, tried sitting him down and having him explain Q to her. Like, actually provide sources that weren’t videos or tabloids. Carl apparently got so worked up about the confrontation he beat the hell out of his mom with a laptop. Once his dad came home and found out, they fought, and Carl was kicked out (quite literally) of the house.
No one has seen Carl in over a week. We don’t think he really has any friends, and his parents have filed a police report — both for him assaulting his mom, and for him being missing.
Something deep down tells me Carl probably committed suicide, or if he hasn’t yet then he will. His parents are beside themselves, and my brother and I have no idea what to do.
TLDR: my cousin, who used to just be a well-meaning nerdy guy, became a full-blown psychopath who attacked his own mother and went missing.
*name changed obviously
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2020.09.12 11:36 TheCitizen4 Overkill build incoming

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in the US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars:
This build seems a bit overkill, but due to that I'm using for work, it needs some power, bc Speed = Money.
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2020.09.10 10:14 iou8982 [31F] SB Looking for SD/SB input: My new generous pot immediately ceased all gentlemanly behavior after we slept together: A short novel Link to SA profile screenshot included at bottom

So I recently met my ideal SD. He approached me, is local, and I was thrilled to get the message (rare lol), as I recognized him. He was a regular at the strip club I cocktail served at for the 6 months before Covid. I remember him always being insanely respectful, polite and generous, including the few times I served him. Also, I'm tall, blonde and 31, but look about 24. He's 46 and pretty good looking, but also has a lot of clear signs of subtle insecurities.
This background info i already had on him caused me to dramatically speed up the process as far as the 1st meet goes. We started messaging on a Wednesday, exchanged numbers that day, and on Friday night he sent his private driver to collect me and take me to the nicest steakhouse in town. He brought a cute pink box with (to me) a generous Visa gc enclosed as a gift. I've never had a SD bring a gift to a first meet. For reference, it was about half the amount of my (super cheap though) monthly rent. This was my first time being treated so lavishly for a first meet though, and I was very pleased (to be clear, I do not live in a good city for SBs). On top of that, the chemistry was killer and we had a blast. I was into him in all the ways, and this made me super optimistic for what I'm looking for in an arrangement.
We have a fun night and hit a bar before heading home, separately. Two days later, he has me out to his mansion to have dinner, hang out and continue getting to know each other in a more lowkey manner - ordering in, playing cards, having drinks. We mainly did his house as the 2nd meet (or so I thought), bc one of the 1st topics we discussed was how important my pup is to me, so that I really couldn't stay overnight unless i could bring her. He's a dog lover and has a little yorkie as well, and said OF COURSE she can come with you. Since I'd mentioned my last bf didn't welcome my dog and pretty much always made me drive the 40 min to his place - and leave her - I think he knew how far this gesture would go for me. We discussed doing shrooms during this meet, and I'm passionate about light psychedelic usage as it helps foster connection and communication between new friends/lovers so this was my kinda hang and I was looking forward to it.
I was not planning on having sex, but I always stay open minded and flow with what feels right. But, I didn't know him that well and I wanted to form a deeper connection before getting physical. Well, the shrooms had us both feeling lovely, and I gave in after he pressured me a little - and I didn't regret it for one second while over there. Like 5 hours straight amazing. Again - I was thrilled. I'm an extremely sexual person so not having that chemistry with and high sex drive in a long term partner is not doable for me.
We chill on the couch and are lazy until around 4pm the next day (Monday). The sweet driver arrives to take me the 40min home. SD kisses me and says he'll call me later that day about plans to go out on his yacht on Wednesday. Oh - we had also already immediately discussed and agreed upon a weekly allowance (before we even moved off SA) that per month, would take care of most my monthly expenses (remember - I live in a very low cost of living area). The dude has a McLaren, 3 other crazy luxury vehicles/toys, a mansion and huge yacht, and I did my research on him - he's got stupid money and the monthly amount was a tiny drop in the bucket.
What happened after this has just befuddled me. From the moment I drove away on Monday afternoon, SD immediately stopped doing anything he said he was going to do - something we'd discussed was of paramount importance to me if any type of arrangement was going to work.
He would promise to call or text and continually put it off. On Tuesday night he finally called at 1:30am and wanted to talk my ear off until 3:30 when I said I was exhausted multiple times - pretty positive he was on blow. He starts off by going on and on about how much his trusted private driver and family friend, loved driving me around. Said that was a big deal to him. Gets all sappy.
Then, he drops the lil bomb on me that he would rather me just 'ask him when i need something' instead of a set weekly allowance - 'bc its more organic'. I immediately said this makes me uncomfortable bc I don't want to have to come to you with my private problems and take away from the fun vibe we have together. I'm also extremely independent so I'm just not fucking asking someone to send me small amounts for everything, bill by bill. It's incredibly insulting, and keeps me at an inferior level to him.
Then, he says to keep in mind that the 'money is money no matter how it's spent', and says that he can drop .one point .five k. for a fancy date night out (around how much he dropped on our first date), OR, that money can go to paying off a big credit card bill for me. Basically, he planned to nickel and dime me for the total allwnce amount/mth, saying i choose how he spends it, but that's the max I'll get spent on me per month - so he needs me to be 'direct in telling him how he should spend said money'. I was kinda blown away he had the balls to say this shit to me 24hrs after leaving his bed, after we'd so clearly decided on the allowance, with no indicationwhatsoever that it would mean i get that amount of cash a month, but basically can only ever go 'hang' with him at his house so no more money was spent - no dates, shopping, organic spoiling.
Looking back, I'm dumbfounded at how after we wrap up this portion of the convo I'm dying to get out of at this point, he starts asking me about what i really really need and what would make me happy? Gets all sappy and says he's passionate about helping people be their best selves. I open up and share that I need a medically necessary + cosmetic component procedure that will change my life + health dramatically for the better, but that it's about .six k., and I'm terrified of going into even more debt to get it. For health reasons, I honestly do need it within the next two months. He starts insinuating that if it would make me happy, we should do that for this month's allwnce - totally contradictory to everything he'd literally just got finished saying. At this point, I was overwhelmed and confused with many bizarre directions this convo had taken.
He blows me off for the next 10 days, refusing to ever call me once since I left his house that day 3 weeks ago, or communicate about future plans - but sometimes answering my texts and saying of course he wants to see me again.
Last Monday I told him my rent was due and I'd so appreciate the help -and reminded him he wanted me to ask him directly when I needed something. It felt weird as fuck, and I hated doing it, but I was tired of his bullshit and could really use the help. He asked, "how much is it", so I told him the accurate amount (it's crazy cheap). He replies, 'how much of it do you need' I said...all of it.
He sends me fifty percent of my rent amount. This same amount was just half of what my supposed weekly allowance was going to be. And no - there was no allowance or ppm exchanged during the 2nd and final meet when we had sex. I don't do PPM and I would never dream of asking for money just to hang out and doing stuff I would enjoy doing anyway, so quickly into getting to know a pot, esp when things are going so well. Is that my issue?
Blows me off again all week (last week) and i just stop reaching out for the most part. He tells me Sunday that he has to travel all week, but we can hang out next week. I responded with a screenshot of my utility bill. No response since then.
I feel used, like a fool and pissed off. I don't tolerate this type of behavior from anyone as I am extremely self-assured and know my worth. I'm very familiar with this behavior from broke loser dudes I've had to deal with since puberty, but to have a wealthy dude pull all this elaborate shit to trick me into thinking we could have a shot at an ideal SD/SB relationship - just so I'd fuck him once - is nuts to me. Why blow all that money for one night? You can hire gorgeous, engaging women for that. Is it bc he wants the GFE with a woman who they don't think is as "transactional" (don't get me started) Or is he just a manipulative sociopath that gets off on tricking women and making them feel dirty?
IF you're still with me - I know this is long - I'm looking for insight from SDs who may know about this behavior from the community and can shed some light on the twisted thinking behind it. I've never heard of it or read about it and I've been into sugaring on and off for over 2yrs.
Or SBs who have dealt with this type of bullshit. What are your tips for making sure this doesn't happen to you? I want to know if you see any signs/flags that I didn't realize were happening.
Here is a censored-for-safety screen shot of the top of my SA profile so you can get more of a sense of how I present myself, in case that helps.
To me, I don't think I look like a strong candidate for pulling the wool over my eyes. So why me?
Oh and P.S. - I made the mistake of telling him halfway through our first meet that I already knew who he was and how impressed I always was with his kindness - 100% he used this faux-perception I had of him to make me feel more comfortable jumping into bed with him. I really hate people sometimes lol.
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2020.09.10 06:09 StevenStevens43 Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald
House of Woden:
Now in this article, there is going to be a sensational claim made, and the claim will likely not make sense if one reads this article, without before reading the information required to understand it, first.
Therefore one should click on the below link, and read that article first, then come back and read this one.
House of Woden
Oengus Olmucaid 1050-1032 BC:
Now i want to begin with something slightly irrelevant and trivial.
I don't know why, but there is just something about the name Oengus Olmucaid that makes me want to start singing "Old Macdonald had a farm".
Therefore, i have named this article, Old MacDonald, even if there is no connection between Old MacDonald, and Oengus Olmucaid.
Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!And on his farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O!With a moo-moo here and a moo-moo there,Here a moo, there a moo,Everywhere a moo-moo,Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
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Old MacDonald
Oengus conquered Scotland:
Now, i am not sure from the quote below, what is more unbelievable.
The fact Oengus Olmucaid conquered Scotland?
Or the fact he even defeated the Lombardi?
Oengus Olmucaid
Óengus Olmucaid (or Aengus Olmucada), son of Fíachu Labrainne, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. During the reign of his father, he conquered Scotland. He came to power by killing the incumbent High King, Eochu Mumu, who had killed his father twenty-one years earlier. He fought many battles against the Cruithne), the Fir Bolg, the Fomorians and other peoples of Ireland, the people of the Orkney islands, and even the Longobardi. He was killed by Enna Airgdech, son of Eochu Mumu, in the battle of Carman, continuing the feud between the descendants of Erimon and Éber Finn. Geoffrey Keating, who interprets his epithet as meaning "great hogs", dates his reign to 1050–1032 BC,
Dan I:
Now, in actual fact, nothing written above is unbelievable in the slightest.
It is likely that Dan I was the son of a fallen Hyksos pharoah.
Or, at the very least, related to noble Hyksos families that found themselves at war with native Egyptians.
Dan I
Dan I was the progenitor of the Danish royal house according to Saxo Grammaticus's Gesta Danorum. He supposedly held the lordship of Denmark along with his brother Angul), the father of the Angles in Angeln, which later formed the Anglo-Saxons in England.
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Dan I
Angel:
Now Dan I had a brother named Angul.
Dan I
Now Dan and Angul, with whom the stock of the Danes begins, were begotten of Humble,
Langobards:
It also just so happens that his likely euhemerised persona "Odin", was king of the Langobards, amongst others.
Odin
In Old English texts, Odin holds a particular place as a euhemerized ancestral figure among royalty, and he is frequently referred to as a founding figure among various other Germanic peoples, such as the Langobards.
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Odin
Dan II:
Now, there was also a Dan II.
Dan II
Dan II is one of the legendary Danish kings, the son of Offa of Angel,
Offa of Angel:
Now Dan II, was son of Offa of Angel, and he led an expansion of Scandinavian territory, pushing it out to the Schleswig border between Denmark and Germania, by defeating the Saxons, and pushing them in to Saxony, from Denmark.
Offa of Angel
According to Widsith and the Danish sources, Offa successfully conquered the Myrgings, possibly a clan of Saxon origin, and incorporated their land into Angel or Danish lands, by slaying two Myrging princes in single combat and installing himself as their king.
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Offa's victory
Saxon invasion:
Now the war originally began when the Saxons rose up against Offa, and began invading Offa II's territory.
However Offa retaliated, and ended up pushing the Saxons out of Scandinavia, to the otherside of the Schleswig border.
Myrgings
The Myrgings were a clan and people of Saxon origin[citation needed] who, together with their king Eadgils, are only mentioned in the Old English poem Widsith. They are mentioned as the people of the scop Widsith. They appear to have been the neighbours of the Angles and Offa of Angel, who was involved in a war against them. Perhaps they were a dynasty or clan competing for power with Offa over the rule of the Angles, though Offa slew two Myrging princes, probably the sons of Eadgils (not to be confused with the Swedish king Eadgils); this Eadgils was later killed by Ket and Wig, the sons of Freawine, a governor of Schleswig who challenged Eadgils to combat while he was pillaging in the Angle lands. Freawine was killed in combat and the Myrgings may then have overrun Schleswig, as they are said to have settled or had holdings at Schleswig, though they were eventually defeated by Offa, who extended the boundary with them to Fifeldor.[1]
Schleswig
Schleswig
Dan:
Now Dan II, finished what his father started.
Dan II
Uffe was succeeded by his son DAN, who carried his arms against foreigners, and increased his sovereignty with many a trophy;
Langobards:
Now, you have probably heard of the Langobards.
They are better known as the Lombards.
The lombarts actually were of South scandinavian origin, before being forced to migrate in to Germania.
And the Lombards are the same people that would later on in history, invade Italy.
Lombards
The medieval Lombard historian Paul the Deacon wrote in the History of the Lombards (written between 787 and 796) that the Lombards descended from a small tribe called the Winnili,[2] who dwelt in southern Scandinavia[3] (Scadanan) before migrating to seek new lands.
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Lombard migration
The vandals:
Now what gets extremely interesting here, is that in even semi-contemporary history, the army that kicked the Lombards out of Denmark, were the vandals.
The vandals were obviously Dan II's army.
Legendary origins
The Winnili were young and brave and refused to pay tribute, saying "It is better to maintain liberty by arms than to stain it by the payment of tribute."[23] The Vandals prepared for war and consulted Godan (the god Odin[3]), who answered that he would give the victory to those whom he would see first at sunrise.[24] The Winnili were fewer in number[23] and Gambara sought help from Frea (the goddess Frigg[3]), who advised that all Winnili women should tie their hair in front of their faces like beards and march in line with their husbands. At sunrise, Frea turned her husband's bed so that he was facing east, and woke him. So Godan spotted the Winnili first and asked, "Who are these long-beards?," and Frea replied, "My lord, thou hast given them the name, now give them also the victory."[25] From that moment onwards, the Winnili were known as the Longbeards (Latinised as Langobardi, Italianised as Longobardi, and Anglicized as Langobards or Lombards).
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Saxon army trying to disguise themselves as women
Keredic:
Now, it just so happens, that in around 510 AD, the Saxons enlisted the help of an Irish based army of Vandals, to drive out Cedric I of Wessex., even though Cerdic himself was king of the Saxons, the Saxons recognised him as more Romano-Brit, than Saxon.
Keredic
Keredic (Welsh: Ceredig) was a legendary king of the Britons, as recounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth. The origin of Geoffrey's character is unknown, but he is not depicted as a Saxon. According to Geoffrey, Keredic's rule was so unpopular that the Saxons enlisted the aid of an army of Vandals from Ireland to drive him from his kingdom.
Geoffrey's legendary Keredic may have been a conflation of Cerdic, the traditional founder of Wessex
Cerdic of Wessex:
Cerdic (/ˈtʃɜːrdɪtʃ/; Latin: Cerdicus) is cited in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as a leader of the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain, being the founder and first king of Saxon Wessex, reigning from 519 to 534 AD.
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Cerdic of Wessex
House of Scylding:
Now, back to Dan I just a second.
It must be pointed out that Dan I, was from house fo Scylding.
Scylding
Old English Scylding (plural Scyldingas) and Old Norse Skjöldung (plural Skjöldungar), meaning in both languages "People of Scyld/Skjöld" refers to members of a legendary royal family of Danes), especially kings.[1]
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Scyldinga
House of Scylfings:
Now, it is extremely likely that the house of Scylding in Denmark, is known as the house of Scylfing in Sweden.
Simply a slight different abbreviation,
However house of Scylding takes it's root from the age of migration, and the centre of the age of Migration, is Scythia.
The Ynglings were a legendary dynasty of kings, supposedly originating from Sweden. It can refer to the clans of the Scylfings (Old Norse Skilfingar), the semi-legendary royal Swedish clan during the Age of Migrations,
Scythians:
Now, another name for the Scythians, were the Scoloti, and the Scoloti were the Royal family in charge of sending fallen Hittites home, after the Hittite empire fell to the Assyrian empire, around this time.
Scythians
the Scythians called themselves Scoloti and were led by a nomadic warrior aristocracy known as the Royal Scythians.
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Scythians
Hittites:
Hittites
After c. 1180 BC, during the Late Bronze Age collapse, the Hittites splintered into several independent Syro-Hittite states, some of which survived until the eighth century BC before succumbing to the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
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Hittite territory
Scotland:
Some of the Scoloti, likely eventually began returning to Scotland under Dan II.
And Oengus Olmucaid was likely Dan II.
Angus:
Angus is also considered the birth place of Scotland, and this title likely pre-dates the declaration of Arbroath.
Medieval history
Angus is marketed as the birthplace of Scotland. The signing of the Declaration of Arbroath at Arbroath Abbey in 1320
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Angus
3500 BC:
Angus was probably the birthplace of Scots, before becoming the birthplace of Scotland, and as Angus is supposed to date back to 3500 BC, then it also likely dates back to when Oengus Olmucaid sent the first Scoloti to Angus, possibly to the displeasure of locals.
Pre-history
The area that now comprises Angus has been occupied since at least the Neolithic period. Material taken from postholes from an enclosure at Douglasmuir, near Friockheim, about five miles north of Arbroath has been radiocarbon dated to around 3500 BC.
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Summary:
Therefore, it is perfectly believable, and probable, that Oengus Ol Mucaid was King of Denmark, Ireland, Angus, aswell as expeller of the Lombards.
It is also possible, that the Anglos did not invade Britain from the same shores as the Saxons did.
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2020.09.08 19:01 StevenStevens43 Destroyed Temple of Thoth

Destroyed Temple of Thoth
Ethriel:
In Irish mythology, there was an Irish high king named Ethriel.
Ethriel is supposed to have reigned during the same period that Samson was the king of the tribes of Dan.
Ethriel
Ethriel, son of Íriel Fáid, according to medieval Irish legends and historical traditions, succeeded his father as High King of Ireland. During his reign he cleared six plains. He ruled for twenty years, until he was killed in the Battle of Rairiu by Conmáel in revenge for his father Éber Finn, who had been killed by Ethriel's grandfather Érimón. He was the last of the chieftains who arrived in the invasion of the sons of Míl) to rule Ireland. The Lebor Gabála Érenn says that during his reign Tautanes, king of Assyria, died (1182 BC according to Jerome's Chronicon)), as did Hector and Achilles (the Trojan War is usually dated to the 13th century BC), and Samson was king of the Tribe of Dan in ancient Israel.[1] Geoffrey Keating dates his reign from 1259 to 1239 BC,[2]
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Samson fighting a Lion
Tribe of Danaan:
Ethriel himself, was from the tribe of Danann, as he was a Son of Mil, who was a king of Spain, and as we have covered in previous articles, Iberia was a Celtic stronghold during this period. (see Beaker culture).
Milesians)
In the Lebor Gabála Érenn, a medieval Irish Christian pseudo-history, the Milesians (Irish: gairthear Mílidh Easpáinne) are the final race to settle in Ireland. They represent the Irish people. The Milesians are Gaels who sail to Ireland from Iberia (Hispania) after spending hundreds of years travelling the earth. When they land in Ireland they contend with the Tuatha Dé Danann
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Sons of Mil
Tuatha de Dannan:
Now, the reason we know that Ethriel was from the tribe of Dannan, is because the Sons of Mil were the legendary Tuatha de Dannan, and the etymology of "Tuatha", means "People, tribe, nation".
Name
The Old Irish word tuath (plural tuatha) means "people, tribe, nation";
Superhuman:
Now the fact that many superhuman attributes get awarded to Tuatha de Dannan figures, perhaps makes the Tuatha de Dannan appear mythological.
However it is quite contemporary that during this period there was an Indo-Aryan empire known as the Hittite empire that was waging a serious assault on Egypt and it's surrounding vassal kingdoms, and those Hittites began to take on a super-human aura.
New kingdom
During the Hittite Empire period the kingship became hereditary and the king took on a "superhuman aura" and began to be referred to by the Hittite citizens as "My Sun". The kings of the Empire period began acting as a high priest for the whole kingdom—making an annual tour of the Hittite holy cities, conducting festivals and supervising the upkeep of the sanctuaries.[45]
King Thorri:
A good example of super-human legends comes from a Swedish mythological king named king Thorri from house of ynglings, who is supposed to be descended from Dan I.
About Thorri
King Thorri (Þorri 'frozen snow') was son of Snær ('Snow') the Old, a descendant of Fornjót ("king of Jotlandi (also spelled Gotlandi[2]), later known as Quennlandi and Finnlandi"). See Snær and Fornjót for further information. The name Þorri has long been connected with that of Þórr, the name of the Norse thunder god Thor, or thunder personified.[3]
A grandson of King Snow, and Frost before that, king Nór marries Hedda (Höddu) daughter of Svaða Jótun that may be seen as descending from the Scyldings, from the Kings of Lejre, the stronghold of the descendants of Dan) in Denmark.
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Thor
Superman:
Another good example of self confessed supermen during this period, comes from Indo god of war, Subrahmanya.
Kartikeya (Sanskrit: कार्त्तिकेय, IAST: Kārttikeya), also known as Skanda, Kumara,[4], Murugan and Subrahmanya, is the Hindu god of war.[5]
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Subrahmanya
Sea peoples:
Now during this period, several pharoahs, including Merneptah, carried out wars against a notorious naval group named the "sea peoples".
He described the sea peoples as "Northerners from all lands".
Campaigns
Merneptah had to carry out several military campaigns during his reign. In the fifth year of his rule, he fought against the Libyans, who— with the assistance of the Sea Peoples— were threatening Egypt from the west. Merneptah led a victorious six-hour battle against a combined Libyan and Sea People force at the city of Perire, probably located on the western edge of the Nile delta. His account of this campaign against the Sea Peoples and Libu is described in prose on a wall beside the sixth pylon at Karnak, which states:
[Beginning of the victory that his majesty achieved in the land of Libya] -I, Ekwesh, Teresh, Lukka, Sherden, Shekelesh, Northerners coming from all lands.
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Merneptah
Merneptah:
Merneptah reigned 1213 and 1203 BC, so that would not quite put him within the 1259 to 1239 BC period given in Irish mythology for the reign of Samson.
Merneptah
Merneptah or Merenptah (reigned July or August 1213 BC – May 2, 1203 BC) was the fourth pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt.
Ramesses II:
The reign of Samson would have been during the reign of Remesses II:
Ramesses II
Ramesses II /ˈræməsiːz, ˈræmsiːz, ˈræmziːz/[5] (variously also spelt Rameses[6] or Ramses (Ancient Egyptian: rꜥ-ms-sw "Ra is the one who bore him" > Koinē Greek: Ῥαμέσσης, romanized: Rhaméssēs); c. 1303 BC – July or August 1213; reigned 1279–1213 BC[7]), also known as Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
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Ramesses II
Battle against Sherden sea pirates:
Now the war between Egypt and the Hittite empire, was not a quick one, it carried on for hundreds of years, until the Hittites eventually collapsed the Egyptian dynasty, and therefore, Ramesses II was also called in to action against Sherden sea pirates.
Battle against sherden sea pirates
In his second year, Ramesses II decisively defeated the Sherden sea pirates who were wreaking havoc along Egypt's Mediterranean coast by attacking cargo-laden vessels travelling the sea routes to Egypt.[20] The Sherden people probably came from the coast of Ionia, from southwest Anatolia or perhaps, also from the island of Sardinia.[21][22][23] Ramesses posted troops and ships at strategic points along the coast and patiently allowed the pirates to attack their perceived prey before skillfully catching them by surprise in a sea battle and capturing them all in a single action.[24]
Sea peoples:
Now let us just stop a moment, to make sure we are under no elusions as to how notorious the Sea peoples were.
The Sea peoples are actually blamed for the late bronze age collapse, and likely led to the downfall of the native egyptian dynasty, more than the pitch battles conducted by the Hittite army.
Sea peoples
The Sea Peoples are a purported seafaring confederation that attacked ancient Egypt and other regions of the East Mediterranean prior to and during the Late Bronze Age collapse (1200–900 BCE).
Tribe of Dan:
Now what happened to the survivors of those defeats that got captured?
Well, the Egyptians en-rolled them in to the Egyptian army, in return for donating them lands in vassal kingdoms.
What happened to those that escaped? Well, would they not have just went home? Perhaps made their way back to Ireland, via their Iberian strong-hold?
Now, the best theory for who the tribe of Dan is, is that they were captured sea peoples from the tribe of Dannan. Or tribe of Denyan, as referred to by the Egyptians.
Amenope
The Onomasticon of Amenope, or Amenemipit (amen-em-apt), gives slight credence to the idea that the Ramesside kings settled the Sea Peoples in Canaan. Dated to about 1100 BCE, at the end of the 21st dynasty (which had numerous short-reigned pharaohs), this document simply lists names. After six place names, four of which were in Philistia, the scribe lists the Sherden (Line 268), the Tjeker (Line 269) and the Peleset (Line 270), who might be presumed to occupy those cities.[79] The Story of Wenamun on a papyrus of the same cache also places the Tjeker in Dor at that time. The fact that the Biblical maritime Tribe of Dan was initially located between the Philistines and the Tjekker, has prompted some to suggest that they may originally have been Denyen.
Tribe of Dan:
Now, typical of a sea fairing people, the Denyans ended up settling in a coastal part of Israel.
Tribe of Dan
The Tribe of Dan (Hebrew: דָּן‎), meaning, "Judge", was one of the tribes of Israel, according to the Torah. They were allocated a coastal portion of land when the people of Israel entered the Promised Land, later moving northwards.
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Tribe of Dan
Lived on their boats:
Now, the Danites are believed to have actually not bothered settling on the Danite mainland of Israel, instead choosing to just live in their boats.
Assumably in the harbours.
Characteristics
Their primary trade characteristic was seafaring, unusual for the Israelite tribes.[19] In the Song of Deborah the tribe is said to have stayed on their ships with their belongings.[20
The Danites left port at the fall of the Hittite empire:
Now, when the Assyrian empire rose up and defeated the Hittite empire, the Danites took off in their boats and did not bother to hang around and Help Israel defend themselves against the Assyrians, and they were never seen again.
Assyrian conquest and demise
As part of the Kingdom of Israel), the territory of Dan was conquered by the Assyrians, and exiled; the manner of their exile led to their further history being lost.
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Dan
Dan I:
Now, i think common sense alone would suggest, that the Denyan, likely returned to Northern regions, such as Ireland and Denmark.
You know, regions that had been under the kingship of Dan I, when they first got sent to the near to middle east to stop the charge of Thutmose III, who was leading the Egyptian native army northwards at a high speed.
Dan I
Dan I was the progenitor of the Danish royal house according to Saxo Grammaticus's Gesta Danorum. He supposedly held the lordship of Denmark along with his brother Angul), the father of the Angles in Angeln, which later formed the Anglo-Saxons in England.
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Dan I
Samson:
Now this is not the end.
I now want to shift focus to Samson.
Conquest and territory
The most celebrated Danite was Samson, a Danaite judge from the period of settlement in the lands allotted by Joshua. Pnina Galpaz-Feller sees similarities between the story of Samson and Denyen tribal legends.[9]
Destroyed the temple of Dagon:
Now, Samson is attributed to have destroyed the temple of Dagon.
Samson
When the Philistines took Samson into their temple of Dagon, Samson asked to rest against one of the support pillars. After being granted permission, he prayed to God and miraculously recovered his strength, allowing him to bring down the columns, collapsing the temple and killing himself as well as all of the Philistines.
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Pillars of Dagon
Temple of Dakka:
However, historically factually, the Temple of Dagon, was likely actually the temple of Dakka, in Nubia/Sudan/ancient egypt.
Temple of dakka
Ad-Dakka (Arab: الدكة, also el-Dakka, Egyptian: Pselqet, Greek: Pselchis) was a place in Lower Nubia. It is the site of the Greco-Roman Temple of Dakka, dedicated to Thoth, the god of wisdom in the ancient Egyptian pantheon.
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Temple of Dakka
Temple of Thoth:
Now, in actual fact, it would not even be pertaining to the Temple of Dakka, as the temple of Dakka was only constructed in the 3rd BC, and was a reconstruction of earlier destroyed temples, in slightly different locations.
Now, dating back to the time of Ramesses II, there appears to be temple ruins from a location named Kubban, which is the earliest known temple of Dakka/Thoth.
Relocation
During the construction of the Aswan dam in the 1960s, the temple was dismantled and moved to the site of Wadi es-Sebua.[7] At the time of its removal, some reused stone blocks from Thutmose III, Seti I and Merneptah were discovered which originated from an earlier New Kingdom structure in or near Kubban.[2] The temple's pylon is now separated from the remainder of the temple due to the missing enclosure walls of the open court.
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Nubia
Summary:
This would suggest, that the temple was likely destroyed by captured Denyan's fighting under Samson, for Ramesses II, during one of his Nubian campaigns, against the lower cataracts.
Campaigns in Nubia
Ramesses II also campaigned south of the first cataract of the Nile into Nubia. When Ramesses was about 22, two of his own sons, including Amun-her-khepeshef, accompanied him in at least one of those campaigns. By the time of Ramesses, Nubia had been a colony for 200 years, but its conquest was recalled in decoration from the temples Ramesses II built at Beit el-Wali[46] (which was the subject of epigraphic work by the Oriental Institute) during the Nubian salvage campaign of the 1960s),[47] Gerf Hussein and Kalabsha in northern Nubia. On the south wall of the Beit el-Wali temple, Ramesses II is depicted charging into battle against the Nubians in a war chariot, while his two young sons, Amun-her-khepsef and Khaemwaset, are shown behind him, also in war chariots. A wall in one of Ramesses's temples says he had to fight one battle with the Nubians without help from his soldiers.
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Ramesses II in his War charriot
Summary:
Therefore, it is most likely that the Tuatha de Dannan, and Samson, were real historical figures, and Samson truly was a king that was involved in the destruction of a temple, but likely not in the location, nor environment, depicted in legends.
And Irish mythology, ties in perfectly with known contemporary history.
Though the story of Samson destroying the temple with his own super-human strength, is likely euhemerised from the true stroy of 408 BC olympic winner Polydamas of Skotoussa, who had quite literally won the title of hardest man in the world, after winning the pankratiast finals.
Pankratism was a sporting event were competitors fought eachother without rules.
So, unlike todays boxing events, pankratists were actually competing in real fights.
He apparently was killed whilst performing a heroic act of strength, when a roof caved in, and he held the roof up long enough for everyone else to escape, though he himself died.
Skotoussa is also thought to have killed a ferocious lion on mount Olympus with his bare hands.
Samson is also credited with this feat.
Therefore, superhuman acts achieved by Samson, are likely usurped from real stories connected with the Olympic gold medalist Skotoussa.

Polydamas of Skotoussa:
Polydamas of Skotoussa
Polydamas of Skotoussa (Greek: Πολυδάμας (gen.: -ντος) ὁ Σκοτουσσαῖος), son of Nicias, was a Thessalian pankratiast, and victor in the 93rd Olympiad (408 BC).
His size was said to be immense and the most marvellous stories are related of his strength (for example, how, without any weapons, he killed a huge lion on Mount Olympus, or how he stopped a chariot at full gallop). His reputation led Darius II of Persia to invite him to his court, where he performed similar feats.
In the end, Polydamas' strength could not prevent his demise. One summer, he and his friends were relaxing in a cave when the roof began to crumble down upon them. Believing his immense strength could prevent the cave-in, he held his hands up to the roof, trying to support it as the rocks crashed down around him. This gave enough time for his friends to flee the cave and reached safety, but Polydamas never got out and died.

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2020.09.08 07:27 PanzerofTheLake123 Sorry for Repost but this all needs to get fixed or added.

Sorry for the repost but I will continue posting these until atleast some of them get fixed and BTW I have added somethings too.
You guys have made the game too good now fix these things
1 ) Bugs in events and the game
2)Desync
3) Hackers are growing again time for another mass banning like the S1-S2.
4)Hear the community
5) Do what PUBGM(no offense) failed to, fix bugs and glitches. They kept giving skins and didn't hear community's pleas and reports and didn't control hackers and at last their game started dyng slowly.
6) Whatever happens, please don't copy any game, like literaly any one ofc you can take things from other CoD titles that isn't copying. But no matter what don't do what other games do.
7) Keep the game like this but optimise it.
8)You guys have made the game so good that you should actually now focus on fixing bugs and errors.
9) Gulag in BR so ppl disagree with this but it should be like this. You die, you fight in Gulag, you win, you come back you die, your teammates can revive you withdogtag system. But for that the Gulag match making should be fast.
10) Nerf bots in both MP and BR in BR they are distracting and are a great danger if you are low HP.
11) Check your discord sugestions too. A lot of ppl post suggestions there too.
12) Fix the driving physics of the game. For ex. whenever I exit a moving vehicle I get the damage that is okay but why tf does the vehicle stop. Like respect Newton's law of motion it has to keep going ahead if the helicopters do that why not the other vehicles. They stop instanly no matter the speed.
13) Do something with the world chat a dude literally asked a girl, " WILL YOU MARRY ME?" Like tf is this shit there are ppl in there asking is there any girl here? What do they think CODM is? Tinder? or some other dating site? 14) It is time you guys start dealing with toxicity very strictly, for the PUBG community is coming here there was some girl in the world chat self-promoting saying bad words and things about CODM and saying how CODM is so bad and PUBG is great and better and she was using very bad words. The PUBGM community, atleast most of it is too toxic. These mfs will dirty the CODM community and ppl will start hating on it. 15) Increase the no. of servers in India I saw that the ping has increased slightly after PUBG ban and ppl can still play it that means not everyone is migrating that means it will increase a lot a lot so do it. 16) Servers in Africa for our fellow African players I am seeing ppl from Africa telling how they get bad ping and other issues bc of the lack of servers there.
Thank You
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2020.09.07 21:03 Oldmemory223 My brothers crazy ex-girlfriend

So i asked earlier about should this story belonge here or not and alot of you said that it belongs so here goes This is was two and a half year long relationship that ended in a way
Trigger warning is suicide so if some of you get triggered tha i suggest and advice not to read this with that said let's begin
Also he cried alot and now bc of her fault he gets angry at us and the hole nine yard. You may ask why well bc she is toying and using him and gets him angry everytime
Backstory:So about two and a half years ago my brother (21M) ended a relationship prior to this one (btw he is still friends with the girl before this one) and he dated this crazy ex.
They had a good relationship with there own ups and downs also if you ask me how they met i seriously don't know but still it was a good relationship until mid 2019.
So my brother ended his relationship with this ex and tried to be friends with her but the problem is that he still has feelings for her but she doesn't anyways they tried to worl things out and be friends.
The thing is that this is a toxic friendship bc she could do what ever she wanted but my brother couldn't do some stuff without her knowing for example who is my brother with and where is he going and if he wanted new girlfriend she had to approve it and it got really bad.
This event that i am about to tell you happend last week
To the event that made me write this story: About a week ago i was at my apartment when suddenly he called me come and get me from a city near by ( i am not going to detales bc someone who i know may have reddit and i may get backlash) anyway i went and got him and he was with his ex.
I asked him where they are going and he told me the place everything was fine for the first 2 km after that all hell broke loose.
I was driving when suddenly they started yelling and he said bc of her he is heart broken bc she cheated on him with his best friend so he but everything out and she (let's call her bitch) didn't eve care and bitch laughed internally bc i saw with my rear view mirror.
Basically it got so bad that he tried to open the doores at a speed of 80km/h distracting me in the process and almost causing two accidents but i was thankful to God that gave me enough time for my reflexes to kick in but at the same time gave me a big panic attack.
What was the bitch doing nothing no reactio nothing just laughing internally and causing problema at home eventhough my brother said i don't want you to contact me ever again.
If you reached to this point thank you for reading and just to tell you my brother is fine now he is in hospital bc he took couple of times an overdose so he now is doing fine and as for the bitch i hope she rottes in hell for everything that she caused to my brother and to my family.
Just a quick disclaimer sorry for being this long and sorry for my grammer it may not be good bc english is my third language
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2020.09.06 19:12 NTT66 A few miscellaneous points on STARR Park

Hello fellow Brawl...Stars fans (not stealing Kairos' intro so blatantly!)
Just wanted to share a few thoughts and things I found out during the course of this unveiling. I'm not incredibly up to date on the chattwr in community, so apologies if these ideas came up before, but except for one specific instance (and I apologize and wish I remember where I saw it so i could signal boost), I haven't seen these talking points mentioned.
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  1. Oscilloscopes (the silver electronic device sent in the YTers packages, and might be the device in the WKBRL stream vid but in a toon form) are used in nuclear research. Specifically, the Tektronik (brand featured) was notable for being returned to manufacturers for decontamination after use in government tests. Source
From their website: Our oscilloscopes are used in the quest to achieve longer-duration reactions, such as high gain nuclear fusion, to capture high-speed pulses and to test the latest generation of accelerators and synchrotrons.
Basically, what this means IMO is they might have been using the devices for controlled nuclearadiation tests to ensure a proper and "non-lethal" (STARR: "LOL sure but we're still gonna push that limit and just pay off the families of the deceased and enforced...lol to that too") conditions, but one day lost control (or maybe a subject died...new brawler?) And that was the incident that exposed the truth and got the park shut down.
  1. Regarding the 1st parenthesis above, the pop-up ads on the site, accompanied by promotional ads and calls for entertainers seems like the lawyer behind the class action suit is actuall in the pocket of STARR. Once they discovered the site was being manipulated to expose the truth, they covered it in their own ads. I thought all this bc
  2. Surely not the first to come to this conclusion. But WKBRL was likely some sort of citywide radio broadcast, based in the park (opposed to a pirate station run by the webmaster. He likely just found a way to gain access to the radio room). STARR had so much influence their jn-park PA/radio system was actually on public airwaves. This part is an original though as to how their influence operated.
Either the lawyer ads were due to some sort of Fairness doctrine type of legislation that required "both sides" to be considered in public matters, or as a consequence of punishment, or it means the lawyer is in STARR's pocket (a poasibility either way because of STARR'S influence) and will either negotiate bad settlements or...is actually luring people suffering effects to the park for more testing.
  1. NOT MY ORIGINAL THOUGHT and can't remember the user's name who mentioned this (ether apologies to you, good user), but there is an abandoned amusement park in Ukraine that was set to open 5 days after Chernobyl. That is very likely an inspiration as a point of historic curiosity, especially for Eastern Europeans. (They probably just shifted to Australia for sake of differentiation and to put a spin on a local curiosity.) [Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pripyat_amusement_park]
From the Wikipedia entry:
"In any case, the park—and its Ferris wheel in particular—have become a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster." --explains the iconic Ferris Wheel image on the normal loading screen
"Constructed under the Soviet Union as a "Парк культуры и отдыха" (Park of Culture and Rest)" --Pardon the general Western interpretation of life in Communist rule, but the impression of a "park of culture and rest" under a Soviet-style regime--or even its capitalistic opposite that has similar deficits in maintaining civic order--certainly calls to mind language that Starr Park uses, which has a tone of "Have fun....or else! Why would you ever want to leave?...and now you can't!"
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Right or wrong, this has been an awesome journey of mythbuilding, and I can't wait for tomorrow! Thanks to anyone for reading, and especially for sharing your thoughts on these or any other elements. And thanks also to the people properly using spoilers for Brawl Talk content. It's cool you can find and want to jndulge in the secrets early* but many people still like the thrill of surprise.
And heck , even digging up secret plays into the meta narrative around the interconnected elements, so really, Supercell is engaging the ENTIRE community in a really intricate,, entertaining, depthful way that should be really commended, even as we trash their balance changes. Which, in a way, makes all us participants in the experiments ongoing!...
Wait, I mean :(
Wait no, I'm being told that I mean !!!!!!! :D :D :D
A comment where I got way too in depth on Gale's voice lines trying to connect him to the webmaster
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2020.09.05 16:28 nuinbostonthrowaway NUin Boston experience

I'm really scared about getting expelled, especially after those 11 kids got expelled. I'm not going to be going to any other floors or partying. I'm not being stupid. But the rules are unclear. They keep adding rules -- not being in the hallways, not being in the common area outside our room, the stairway, etc. WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE A COMMON SPACE THAT WE AREN'T ALLOWED TO USE? If you don't want people sitting in the comfortable chairs, cover them up or put up a sign. Some RAs are saying you can go up/down the stairway while others are not. The hotel staff says we don't even have a stairway lol. We aren't allowed to sit in the lobby, but every time I see people in the lobby they're sitting there. I don't have an issue with this. I just want the administration to give us a firm set of guidelines.
Just a bit of background. I have been completely quarantined at home since March, like most of you. One of my family members is immuno compromised so I consider myself trying to be more careful than most. I skipped meeting up with friends, going to my graduation where everyone was going to wear masks, etc. I’ve been trying to be careful.
Honestly, the administration clearly said not to go into other rooms so I don't feel too bad for those kids that were suspended/expelled. But the rumors going around are that they didn't even have alcohol and that they were just sitting around. Another rumor I heard was that they were wearing masks but I don’t know how true that actually is. But one person said they brought in a pong table or something and someone saw it on a snapchat story. IDK it's just common sense not to do that. Like 11 people is crazy for one room.
Also we have a gym but we also don’t. Only 16 people or something are allowed key cards. IDK if those people are keeping those key cards or returning them or what because they never have any. I might just be trying at busy times. We should really have a time table and just be able to sign up for certain times. It would be cool if they did Zoom workouts that we could do in the rooms or something.
I'm just not sure where the lines are drawn. I really wanna make friends but it's really challenging. The wait times for the elevators can be anywhere from 5 minutes-30 minutes. When classes start up this is going to become a major issue. Honestly half the time that's when I meet people because we aren't allowed to congregate elsewhere. We have one room with 16 people allowed in for the entire 1000 or something people in the building. In the original guidelines that they sent us, they said we would get one warning about not wearing a mask. Then they would give us a mask to wear. Now I think if they caught someone without a mask heading to class, we would get immediately expelled and sent to prison. Not clear. I 100% support wearing a mask. I don’t think even the RAs (or ICs or whatever they are called) know what’s going on. Some of the RAs are even talking about setting up events, but realistically they will never get approval for those events. Stop getting our hopes up.
I'm also scared about eating in the wrong place. Every time I go to IV I always see people eating without masks in large circles. Is this wrong? Honestly, I just bring my food back to my hotel room because I don't wanna get in trouble for eating in the wrong area. I don't even know how to use the train yet so I walk 25 minutes to campus then bring my food back another 25 minutes. You can meet a fair few number of people walking there/back.
The hotel is really nice. The desks they give us in our rooms are okay. Some people get smaller square desks while others get circular desks. Only one dresser in the room so we had to figure out other ways to store clothes. The shower is incredible though. Really nice. The toilet is the loudest toilet I have ever heard. We can’t put up ANYTHING in the rooms/walls. Some people see this as a big deal, but I don’t really care.
Apparently people are having room checks. I heard one floor smelled bad so they did some room checks. I don’t know what those consist of. We aren’t allowed coffee makers/water heaters/microwaves/exercise equipment so they probably just go in and take those.
Another thing I’m scared about is the washing machines. Are we allowed to stay in the washroom while our clothes are drying/being washed? I haven’t been in there yet, but wouldn’t that have the same issues as hanging out in the hallway? Do I just have to leave my laundry unattended? We have 0 guidelines about this and I don’t wanna get in trouble.
Personally, my roommate hasn't even been around much. He has already given up on making friends for the entire semester. I heard from another kid that he is going completely virtual because it was impossible for him to make friends. A lot of people are just hanging out with their roommates all the time. Eventually, probably, they are going to get sick of each other.
The virtual classes are also screwed up. Apparently we didn't have to do the I Am Here thing, but nobody actually told us until recently. And some of the software just doesn't work properly. It seems like they're piecing it together as they go along. People are even saying that their teachers aren't even from Northeastern. That Northeastern just hired them this year because of covid. I don't know how true that is because my teachers have taught at NEU before. I feel like every teacher is trying to use a different platform, which all cost money and require different hurdles to learn. It feels redundant to come to school a week early when they have all these restrictions.
Also nobody knows how to use the online club information. We have a website but nobody knows how to use it. Everyone I talk to doesn't know it exists. BTW half the talks that Northeastern sent us didn't even work properly. We had to go through a weird external link. So nobody actually saw them. All the clubs basically just say they can't do anything.
Are we allowed to meet up outside? Could I get 11 people to meet up in the greenery outside the public library? Would that count as a public gathering? This isn't clear. The administration keeps saying to go outside, but we don't know anyone else. How are we supposed to Zoom call people we don't know? If I wanted to meet people on Zoom I'd just go on Tinder or something. IDK.
There are tons of activities the administration could do within guidelines and they aren't doing it. Like Zoom meet and greets. IDK. Anything. The app they sent us, that nobody uses, and nobody knows about, seems useless. How does a 25 person Boston tour fit within covid guidelines? The rules are just inconsistent. We could have Zoom yoga, or Zoom speed dating. I don’t know. We had like one meeting with our room floor that was canceled. Then we had a call by the dean of something that was just a big warning about the kids on the 19th floor. I want to get to know the people on my floor, but we can’t knock on any doors or go near anyone. I just want to make some friends.
Would going to the museum of science be a violation of safety protocol? I went on the train once with a random kid and that seemed very unsafe according to the covid guidelines given to us. The hotel staff doesn’t even wear masks all the time, which is just ironic. I saw one guy pulling his mask off and he was giving out food to people.
I have some friends at BU, BC, Syracuse, and down in Texas. At BU it's pretty much the same, but BU Freshman are partying. Honestly that's just stupid and they shouldn't be doing that. At BC people are allowed in rooms--only like 1-2 people though. Syracuse had a large person gathering and only 11 people were expelled/suspended, which seems kinda crazy. At least we know we're better off than Syracuse. In Texas they are doing nothing for covid. My friend seems to think it’s fine… but it’s really not. But what can you do?
Sorry to be a debbie downer, but if BC/BU closes down, we probably are too. Because we are all in the same city so if one school goes down, all of us will. I might just be trying to convince myself that we should have less rules like BC/BU, but I don’t know. It just doesn’t feel like the Freshman or Senior year I envisioned. High school really sucked until senior year, but then we lost the finale of the best year. Now Freshman year seems to already be ruined. I know if I go into everything with this mindset, it will probably end up that way.
This is really just a rant and I'm sorry to go rambling off on so many different tangents.
I'll take any questions if you want to ask them.
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