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2019.06.27 17:17 Bouck The subreddit for The Wonder Years vinyl collectors, buyers, sellers, listeners, and appreciators.

A community for The Wonder Years vinyl record collectors, buyers, sellers, listeners, and appreciators. This community includes any vinyl record releases associated with the side projects or featured/guest performances of Dan “Soupy” Campbell, Matt Brasch, Josh Martin, Nick Steinborn, Casey Cavaliere, and Mike Kennedy including Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties and Why Bother?.

2023.05.30 06:16 Xanthn Sick of the capitalist mindset destroying what should be customer orientated businesses and services.

I see it all the time, it just gets to me. For example in my town there's a grocery store near me, foodland. It started out in the state to help independent grocers compete with the duopoly that is Coles/Woolworths, but was meant to serve the locals and tried to stock both local products and things people wanted but didn't always make much profit.
Over the years depending on the owners it either flourished or died. The original owner here was good and didn't make a fortune but lived better than most, paid the employees well and the workers seemed happy and not overworked. he eventually sold and someone else took over.
Unlike the previous owner the new one cared only about profit, to the point that when sales started dropping they actually stopped stocking the cheaper own brand items that had a lower profit margin like dog food. This made it worse and eventually it closed. The building ended up being used as an ice skating rink during the summer for a while. Eventually though it got bought back by someone who wanted to make money by providing to the community again.
Time went on, years passed and the foodland was great again, fully stocked, fully staffed with happy workers, management/owner that not only treated people right whether customer or staff, they also have back to the community groups. They had a pallet set up at the entrance with empty boxes for anyone to take, stocked things you couldn't get elsewhere in town that the people in the nearby streets wanted (myself was pickled octopus). But the good times weren't to last.
Recently someone came into town from either interstate or overseas with money and wanted in (the town's predicted to grow soon with upcoming works around the state). They wanted to buy the bigger foodland in the town but only if they could buy both. They gave the owner of the one near me an offer they said they couldn't refuse, and bought them both. Then they bought the newsagent in the same building complex and moved everything into the foodland, effectively removing everything but the lottos and scratchies. Obviously less staff needed too as the same person can serve on both grocery and scratchies counters.
Needless to say the profit over people attitude took effect, and the good staff left, the ones that are still there don't look happy, and it's mostly family of the owner now. The deli section is unmanned and the checkout operator now also does the deli serving during the day. They don't stock many of the specials in the catalogue that don't make much profit, they've removed the standalone chicken warmer to save money, half the freezers are broken and just not getting repaired since they "can't afford it" and now it seems to be they're looking to sell, if not it will likely close soon again.
Every item I bought there is now either not getting stocked or gone up in price no longer under managers specials to compete (was always more expensive than the duopoly but not this much). No more cheap dog food, no more pickled octopus. They don't seem to understand the only way this particular store survived here was by sacrificing a bit of the profit to keep the customers happy. And it sucks more cos there's an independent living facility nearby, and multiple blocks of flats where elderly people live who don't drive and can only walk across the road. Now they will need to get taxis to and from the shops when cost of living is already making it harder.
Thank you rant over.
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2023.05.30 05:50 TEKNOnaut WTS - Chaves Ultramar T.A.K. Tanto Flipper Knife in Black G10 & Microtech Ultratech Hellhound Signature Series Tactical Standard with Two Tone DLC Blade Finish (119-1 TS)


Plenty of other pictures:
The video was taken for a previously listed post.

Good evening! I'm still relatively new here, so please bare with me as I will do my absolute best to follow the rules according to my understanding. Feel free to let me know if I get anything wrong, need to update or change anything. Thanks!

These knives are both brand new and have never been carried or cut with. One knife is a manual while the other is an automatic OTF. The buyer is SOLELY RESPONSIBLE to know and understand their local laws and if they are permitted to purchase or carry these. I take ZERO responsibility for that.

Chaves Ultramar T.A.K. Tanto Flipper Knife in Black G10 - SV180 PPGS OBO - Please be sure NOT to include anything in the notes section.

Microtech Ultratech Hellhound Signature Series Tactical Standard with Two Tone DLC Blade Finish (119-1 TS) - SV490 PPGS OBO - Please be sure NOT to include anything in the notes section.

Sale is preferred, however if you have any of the following knives BNIB or LNIB I’d most likely be interested in working out a partial trade deal…
- Spyderco Smock (specifically interested if you have one with the Meton Boss FRAG milled black Zirconium scales, matching button, and backspacer)
- Spyderco Techno 2 Titanium
- Spyderco Shaman Black M4 Natural G-10 BladeHQ Exclusive
- Chaves Ultramar Liberation 229 Silver Bullet M390 Drop Point (Non-removable skull clip)
- Chaves Ultramar Liberation Street Black M390 Tanto and Natural G-10 BladeHQ Exclusive
- Reate EXO-K Karambit Black Aluminum
- Black PVD- Zero Tolerance 0223
- Gerber GhostStrike

Additionally, while I'm new to selling in this community, I'm in NO WAY new to buying and selling online. I'm very active in other communities such as the Dixxon Flannel groups on Facebook, the GAFS community here on Reddit, as well as I have countless sales history on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Mercari and OfferUp. If at at any point in time you'd like to see my corresponding profiles on those platforms to verify my legitimacy and reliability, feel free to ask and I'll be happy to share.
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2023.05.30 05:47 mjn9457 Comprehensive Guide To Ticketing in Japan

Comprehensive Guide To Ticketing in Japan
(I apologize in advance for the visible links, I did not figure out how to hyperlink until after I posted and it will not let me edit them! ^^)
Hello everyone! I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of posts on the subreddit asking how to ticket in Japan, as Seventeen is having an increasing number of events and concerts here. I thought I’d make a comprehensive post about what you need to know about ticketing in Japan! This guide will cover concerts, fanmeetings, the Seventeen museum, the Seventeen Cafe, and pop-up shops. I will also tell you how to sign up for the memberships in Japan. Many of these use the same type of ticketing system. Here is the official Seventeen Japan site that every event is posted on, and they also have a Seventeen Japan Twitter that announces events and posts links when it is time to ticket.
I’ll start with these, because this is the most frequent post I see on this subreddit! In Japan, ticketing is done through a lottery system. Seventeen uses Lawson Ticket (ローチケット)and has for the past few years. There are multiple rounds of lottery, starting with the fanclub, then CaratMobile, then general sales. Both the fanclub and Carat Mobile have multiple draws, as you can see here on the most recent fanmeeting ticketing page.
The options, under ticketing, are as follows:
Fanclub Premium Seat lottery
Carat Mobile Premium Seat lottery
Second fanclub lottery (Regular seats + annotated seats)
Second Carat Mobile lottery (Regular seats + annotated seats)
Lawson L-encore card holders (Regular seats + annotated seats)
General Ticketing (Not lottery, first come first serve)
Lawson Ticket
To do any lottery ticketing, you will have to sign up for a Lawson Ticket account. It will ask for a Japanese phone number when you sign up. This is where you sign up. When you click this, it will ask for an email address, password, and to accept the terms of service. It looks like this.
Once you click the box at the bottom, the blue button will light up, and then you can press next (the button on the right). It will then send you an email, and once you confirm it you can keep going.
This is what the email will look like, make sure to check different mailboxes in case it goes to spam.
Click the link, and it will now ask for your password again. After that, we’re on to account information. If you do not have an address in Japan, use the address you are currently staying at, or have a friend lend you theirs. They will not send the tickets to the address, so you don’t have to worry about that. Just get something in there! The page looks like this, and I put in English what you need to put in! PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS IS ALL RIGHT!!! If you are selected for tickets, you may get your name checked at the gate on the day of the concert, and if your name doesn’t match up they could refuse you entry. They check every name for premium seats, so if you are applying for those please be extra careful! For your katakana name just look up a Japanese katakana chart and try to match your english name as best as possible, it doesn’t really matter because your name will be printed in both English and Katakana on the ticket.
Don’t forget your last name goes first, then your first name!
For this tutorial I used one of my family’s American phone numbers and it took it with no questions, so just put your real phone number in and it should be fine!
After this page, you have finished signing up!
Now that we have our account, we can apply for tickets. Back to the Seventeen Japan page screenshotted earlier in the post, there will be open links when it is time to apply for tickets. The boxes with red lettering under tickets will turn into links when it is time to ticket, and there should also be an active link in the description box when you push the arrow on the side for more information.
For when the tickets are open, Lawson has a guide for you, here is the link. Because you’ll come straight from the Seventeen website it’ll dump you straight on the ticketing page, so you can ignore the first step!
After you apply to the lottery, you will receive confirmation emails for your entries. They look like this.
It will tell you on the email when they will announce the winners. These results came out on March 24th at 11 am. You can see your results on My Page on the Lawson ticket website at that time, but usually the servers are so crowded you will never be able to log in. Other than that, and what I usually do, is wait for the emails. You will get an email telling you if you have gotten the tickets or not.
A losing email looks is on the left, and a winning one is on the right.
Since I chose to pay at the convenience store, I had to go pay at a Lawson using the Loppi machine (instructions here . To pick up tickets, you need the phone number you used, as well as the number under the artist name (I blanked mine out). The first date in March in this email told me when I needed to pay by (March 28th at 11:00 pm) and the second date in May is when I could go pick up my tickets (from May 12th at 1pm to to March 27th at 11pm). When you go to pay, the cashier will give you a slip of paper that shows you paid. Make sure to hang onto this!! I always hold onto my receipt too just in case. When you go to get your tickets, you just give the cashier that paper, and they print the tickets out for you. As you can see, the pickup date ran all the way until the day before the last day of the fanmeeting, so if you aren’t in Japan until right at the date then that is okay! Just make sure to pick them up at any Lawson before your time runs out! You won’t know your seats until you pick up your tickets.
General ticketing is not a lottery. You will need to get onto the fastest wifi you can and fight everybody tooth and nail for these tickets. I have tried general ticketing for 5-6 years, and I have never been successful. Lol… But I will cheer all you general sales people on!! You got this!! Make sure to follow the steps above for an account well before the date, as you will get tripped up and miss your ticketing chance if you don’t pre-register. Also be sure to have your debit/credit card entered, as I have heard of much more success from those who pay by card rather than convenience store pay.
Before I get into fanclub and carat mobile, I want to let you know that if you do not have an address or phone number in Japan, getting into these is basically impossible. The fanclub sends you mail, so you can’t just put any address in. Carat Mobile is only available on phones, and you have to have a Japanese phone number to actually have an account. I’m sorry :(
The Fanclub does its sign ups through Lawson, and you pay a year’s sum when you sign up. Go to the Seventeen Japan website and click the button on the top left of this picture!
Scroll down to the white box at the bottom, and make sure the little box above it is checked to agree to Lawson terms.
You’ll go on to Lawson, where you come to this page.
The button on the left takes you to the application, and the button on the right takes you to what’s included in the membership. Click the left button!
On the new page, scroll to the bottom and agree to terms, then click the blue button on the right and login to your Lawson account.
The next page will ask for your details are. Because you already signed up for an account it should be automatically filled in. Just make sure everything is right, as again they will be checking your name for premium or VIP seats. You also get a Carat ID card in the mail when you sign up for the fanclub, so make sure everything is spelled correctly! Don’t forget that your last name goes first, then your last name!
When you press next, it will take you to a page that asks your bias and your favorite unit. Members are listed in fanchant order, the units are 1. Vocal 2. Hip Hop 3. Performance Choose and press next! :)
On the next page, it will confirm that all of your information is correct. Please triple check that everything is correct!!
Next it will ask for a payment method. Credit card is on the left.
Put in your card details, and you’re finished! You’ll get an email with your fanclub member number and a link, press the link and it will prompt you to set your password. Here’s what the email looks like.
You are now signed up!! Your ID card and pin will be in the mail within two months :)
Within the past two years the fanclub has introduced ticket trading, where if someone cannot go to the concert but has tickets, they can put them up for sale. The Seventeen Japan Twitter usually posts when this becomes available, and you can only access it if you are a fanclub member. Tickets are available for face value + handling fees. I have not done this before, so I have no advice or guidance for this part! I am sorry! I assume it will be mostly the same as the other ticketing in this post though, so hopefully if you choose this route you can use something from here to help.
Carat Mobile
Now for Carat Mobile. Carat Mobile is a better option for those who cannot or do not want to pay the larger fanclub fee all at once. The monthly fee is 550 yen, or about $3.92 usd. Carat Mobile is only available on your phone, so scan the qr code from the website here and continue to sign up on your phone.
Once you scan the QR code, click the three bars in the top right of the screen. Then, click the button under "Gallery" to go to make a new account.
Once you are here, it will ask for an email address and for you to accept the terms of service. Check your email for a sign up email. The email looks like this. The link will expire in 24 hours, so make sure to complete registration right away!
It will ask for these things, in order:
Password (choose yours)
Password confirmation
Last name
First name
Last name (Katakana)
First name (Katakana)
Birthday (YY/MM/DD)
Phone number
Address (Zip code > Prefecture > Street number + Apartment building name + Apartment number> Bias)
Once you finish putting these in, push confirm (bottom button) and it will take you to a payment site. Press credit card, put your silly numbers in, your name, agree to the terms of service, and press the very bottom button. It will take you to the finishing page, where it will give you your member number. The number will be seven numbers starting with an M.
You are now a Carat Mobile member! Congrats! It will bill you monthly.
Unofficial ticketing
If you lose all the lotteries or cannot access Carat Mobile or the Japanese Fanclub, you can go the unofficial way: Twitter or proxy sites! These tickets are much riskier, as Japanese venues randomly check names on tickets. If you are checked and the name doesn’t match your ID, the staff will turn you away and you will not be able to enter the venue.
If you want to look for tickets on twitter, here is your format. I’ll use the Love Fanmeeting as the example. Type this into the twitter search bar.
SEVENTEEN 2023 JAPAN FANMEETING 'LOVE' セブチ ペンミ ファンミ チケット
求 (want)▶︎5/28 東京ドーム 1枚 (date you want + how many, this one says tokyo dome 1 ticket)
譲 (will give) ▶︎定価+手数料 (list price + handling fee)
Or switch it around, but it should give you the same result! I.e.
求 (want)▶︎ 定価+手数料 (list price + handling fee)
譲 (will give) ▶︎ 5/28 東京ドーム 1枚 (tokyo dome 1 ticket)
Listings look like this.
Once again, Premium Seats/VIP seats will ALWAYS check your name. DO NOT BUY THESE SECOND HAND!!
People make burner accounts just for selling, like this one is.
They are asking for list price and handling fee, but some people ask for you to name a price. These tickets will be very expensive, as it is competitive and these people usually have many people asking for tickets.
When you’re looking for tickets, make sure that the characters are in the correct place.
What the person in the tweet is looking for is under this kanji: 求
What the person in the tweet is in possession of is under this kanji: 譲
When buying tickets from twitter, the people will usually meet you at the venue with the tickets. They should take them out and show you to prove they are real. You then hand them the money. This is probably the safest way to go if you’re doing unofficial sales, as other sites may make you pay in advance. If they are a scammer, your money is lost :( Unlike other countries, there are no official resale sites. Be careful, and godspeed!
Seventeen Cafe
Now for all the other smaller events you can go to!! The Seventeen Museum and Cafe happen once a year. Each time it happens, there is a new webpage for it.
I’ll use the most recent cafe, 2022 Winter Camping, to show how to get tickets. Here is the link to see! First, you’ll have to make an account with the company that runs the cafes.
At the top right of the page, press the left button. The first page is terms and services, accept these. It will ask you for your email, and will then take you to this page.
Make sure to remember last name, first name! To make sure foreigners can also access this, I made a new account with an overseas phone number, and it worked! :) It will take you to the info confirmation page next, where you just make sure everything is right. There are two buttons, a black one on the right and a white one on the right. If the colors change, their positions should stay the same. Click the one on the right.
And you’re finished! Now you can make a reservation. Weekends and Friday evenings fill up very fast, so if you can’t go on weekdays get to reservations right when they start! The Seventeen Japan Twitter will announce when they start.
Hover over the reservation tab and pick the store you want to go to. They are usually in English, just make sure you pick the right one!!
Scroll to the bottom of the page and it will show you the available dates.
I can’t click on any because it is over, but when you click on the date it will show you the available times. Pick your time, how many people you want ( I think it’s up to two), and finish the registration. It will send you an email. This is what the email looks like! If you chose to pay at the convenience store, it will also have the number you need to input into the machine to pay at the store. You usually get random goods when you go as well, so it will tell you that too.
On the day of your reservation, show up about 5-10 minutes early. Other Carats will start lining up then too. The staff will go down the line and confirm your tickets. Go to “my page” on the website and click the first button.
It will come up with a QR code that the staff will scan. When it has gone through, the webpage will change, so it can’t just be a screenshot! You have to show the actual webpage. When you enter the cafe or when you sit down you will get to randomly draw your benefits! For this cafe it was a random plastic card and a card case.
Study the menu and things beforehand, as when you line up the staff will give you a clipboard where you pick what you want to eat and drink. Each of the members have a meal, and there are also drinks with coasters. You pick which member you want on the coaster when you check which drink you want on the paper. The staff will also give you small cards with numbers on them when you sit down. They will call each number up to 4 at a time to go to the merch area and purchase what you want. This is your one time to grab merch, you can’t go back up so choose wisely and quickly!! If you’re very brave, you can try to trade with other carats at the cafe for your bias. You can usually see whose bias is whose because of the photocards and merch each person brings. I love going to the cafes, it’s so fun to see other carats and enjoy the cafe with them :) They play music videos and a video that the sebongies shot for the cafe, they tell you to have fun and talk about the theme of the cafe. You have an hour and a half to sit! If you have the chance to, please go!! Have fun! :)
Seventeen Museum
Getting tickets for the Museum is a lot like the cafe. If you want weekend/Friday night tickets, get reservations early!
Museum tickets are on Lawson ticket. Log in before we start to streamline the process!
The museums are announced on the Seventen Japan Twitter! This was the page for the 2022 museum.
This is where you went for tickets. The top links are for those who want to go in the earlier month (September) and below was for those who missed ticketing for September or could go in the later months (October and November). If you don’t want to do it online, you can also buy tickets when you get to the museum, but they may turn you away if the time slot is filled.
Once you click a link, it will have you accept Lawson terms of service. Click the right button to continue. You will go through the same process as you would with concert tickets. Make sure you pick the right venue! They have merch for the museum, and there is a random draw when you enter for one bromide picture of a member. Because it’s the same as the concert tickets, please refer to the concert ticket section if you need help there!
Pop up stores
When there is a comeback and before a concert, there are pop up stores. There are albums, concert merch, and other things, as well as a photo spot to take pictures. Same as the cafe and museum, get there very fast for weekend and Friday night spots. I’ll use the most recent Love popup for this example! These tickets were sold through weverse. The following picture is the button for making reservations!
Next page, push the big purple button to go on.
Though the buttons/colors will change for each pop-up shop, the words on the buttons shouldn't change, so for other events just make sure the kanji lines up!
It will take you to weverse login. After login, scroll to the bottom of the page, accept terms of service, and click the bottom button, it says the same as the button above, お申し込むに進む .
The next page asks for your information!
Small Japanese lesson for furigana! In Japanese, there are multiple alphabets; hiragana (furigana), katakana, and kanji. Western names will be in katakana, which is the way that foreign words are written in Japanese. Hiragana is the basic Japanese alphabet, and furigana is written above kanji to indicate its pronunciation. I feel like the easiest thing for those who do not know Japanese is to use a hiragana generator. Here's one I found with a quick google search.
Okay back to ticketing! After you confirm your details, this is the next page; selecting your tickets. Because the shop is finished, we can’t see the dates and times anymore, but I’ll tell you what’s up.
So pick your date and time and finish! You don’t have to pay to get in, but slots go so fast, so be quick with your picks! :)
And that's what I have! If I've missed something or anyone else wants to add anything please put it in the comments!! I made this to help you all participate in these events, and I hope you all get in to the things you want to go to. This took me about four hours, so I hope it helps at least one person lol! Let's keep loving and supporting Seventeen for a long time^^
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2023.05.30 05:39 alurry [US] [Selling] Entire 4K SteelBook Collection (300+)

I am selling my entire personal collection. 95% of these were purchased new by me. Immediately after purchase I put them into the plastic protectors and haven't removed them since. None are heavily damaged (bending, major dents, multiple large scratches, etc.). There may be tiny dents, scratches, and the odd spine slash here and there. When you are ready to purchase I will let you know if I see any noticeable damage, however minor or major.
These are all used and opened and none contain the digital code or j-card. The vast majority contain all the original discs but a few might be missing the regular blu-ray. Most discs have never been played but I have watched a few once or twice. No issues while playing any of them.
I will ship for free via Media Mail. If you would prefer I ship using First Class or something else we can work out an extra fee. I would prefer to use PayPal F&F but will accept G&S if you insist. I will ship with the plastic protector (or with the slipcover that originally came with the SteelBook) and I will ship securely in a box with lots of bubble wrap (see picture below).
Prices are somewhat firm but it's hard to say what a lot of these are worth so feel free to make an offer. The more you buy the better deal I can give you. 10% off (possibly more) if you buy 2 and it only goes up from there. I would prefer to keep most of the collections together for now but could sell individually for the right price.
Proof ( If you want more assurance I have 224 transactions in DigitalCodeSELL (check my post history). I can also link you my eBay page if that is allowed. 3.6K items sold with 100% positive feedback.
Metal Tin SteelBook Collections (
Title Retailer Price
Game of Thrones Complete Collection (4K) SOLD
The Hobbit Trilogy (4K) Best Buy $100
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (4K) Best Buy $125
Mad Max Complete Collection (4K) Zavvi $100
Monsterverse 4 Film Collection (Empty Tin) SOLD
4K SteelBooks (Collections) (
Title Retailer Total SteelBooks Price
Bad Boys 1-3 Best Buy 2 $45
Back to the Future 1-3 Best Buy 3 $100
Bond 1-5 (Craig) Best Buy, FNAC 5 $140
Cars 1-2 Best Buy 2 $40
Dark Knight Trilogy Zavvi 3 $130
DCEU 1-12 Best Buy + + Zavvi 12 $450
Equalizer 1-2 Best Buy 2 $45
Finding Nemo/Dory SOLD
Frozen 1-2 Best Buy 2 $75
Godfather 1-3 Best Buy 3 $60
Godzilla + Godzilla vs Kong Best Buy 2 $60
Halloween (78, 18, 21, 22) Best Buy 4 $165
The Hitman's Bodyguard 1-2 Best Buy 2 $40
How to Train Your Dragon 1-3 SOLD
The Hunger Games 1-4 Best Buy 4 $70
The Incredibles Best Buy 2 $90
Indiana Jones 1-3 Best Buy 3 $70
Indiana Jones 1-4 Best Buy 4 $55
Jack Reacher 1-2 Best Buy 2 $75
John Wick 1-3 Best Buy 2 $60
Jumanji 1-3 Best Buy 3 $55
Jurassic World 1-6 Best Buy 2 $70
Kingsman 1-3 Best Buy 3 $50
The Lion King (94,19) Best Buy 2 $50
Maleficent 1-2 Best Buy + Zavvi 2 $45
MCU 1-30 Best Buy 30 $1200
Matrix 1-4 Best Buy 2 $95
Men in Black 1-4 Best Buy 2 $40
Monster's Inc/University SOLD
Mulan (98, 20) Best Buy 2 $70
A Quiet Place 1-2 Best Buy 2 $50
Scream (96, 22) Best Buy 2 $40
Sherlock Holmes 1-2 SOLD
The Shining/Doctor Sleep Best Buy 2 $150
Sicario 1-2 Best Buy 2 $70
Sonic the Hedgehog 1-2 Best Buy 2 $40
Space Jam 1-2 Best Buy 2 $35
Star Wars 1-9 + Solo & Rogue One Best Buy + Zavvi + FNAC 11 $500
Terminator (91, 19) Best Buy 2 $35
Top Gun 1-2 Best Buy 2 $75
Toy Story 1-4 Best Buy 4 $100
Trolls 1-2 Best Buy 2 $35
Venom 1-2 Best Buy 2 $40
Wreck-It-Ralph 1-2 Best Buy 2 $45
Zombieland 1-2 Best Buy 2 $30
Mondo X SteelBooks (
Title Retailer Mondo # Price
Boyhood (HD) Best Buy Canada #002 $25
Nightcrawler (HD) SOLD
Ghost in the Shell (HD) Best Buy #018 $15
It (HD) #022 $30
Friday the 13th (HD) #023 $25
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (HD) #025 $50
Justice League (HD) #026 $25
300 (HD) #028 $25
Wreck-It-Ralph (HD) Zavvi #034 $30
Avengers (4K) FNAC #039 $35
Doctor Strange (4K) Zavvi #041 $45
Black Panther (4K) FNAC #042 $40
Captain America: The First Avenger (4K) Zavvi #043 $40
Thor (4K) Zavvi #045 $40
Ant-Man (4K) Zavvi #047 $40
Iron Man 2 (4K) SOLD
Blade Runner: 2049 (4K) FNAC #049 $100
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (4K) Zavvi #050 $40
Thor: The Dark World (4K) Zavvi #051 $40
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (4K) Zavvi #052 $40
Avengers: Age of Ultron (4K) Zavvi #053 $40
Avengers: Infinity War (4K) SOLD
Avengers: Endgame (4K) SOLD
4K SteelBooks (Individual Movies) (
Title Retailer Price
21 & 22 Jump Street Best Buy $30
300 Best Buy $65
3:10 to Yuma Best Buy $20
Air Force One Best Buy $25
Alien Covenant Best Buy $20
Almost Famous Best Buy $45
Animal House Best Buy $25
Apollo 13 Best Buy $40
Baby Driver Best Buy $30
Babylon Best Buy $30
Beauty and the Beast (1991) Best Buy $50
Beetlejuice Best Buy $40
Blade Runner: The Final Cut SOLD
Bloodshot Best Buy $30
The Blues Brothers Best Buy $45
The Bourne Complete Collection Best Buy $60
Boyz N the Hood Best Buy $60
Brave Best Buy $25
A Bug's Life Best Buy $45
Bullet Train Best Buy $30
Bumblebee Best Buy $30
Carlito's Way Best Buy $30
Cinderella (2017) SOLD
A Clockwork Orange Best Buy $30
Cold Pursuit Zavvi $50
Coming to America Best Buy $15
The Dark Tower Best Buy $15
Deadpool 2 Best Buy $20
The Deer Hunter SOLD
District 9 Best Buy $45
Downton Abbey Best Buy $15
Dracula Best Buy $25
Dune (1984) Zavvi $35
Dune (2021) Best Buy $35
Edge of Tomorrow Best Buy $55
Encanto Best Buy $40
Ex Machina Zavvi $40
Frankenstein Best Buy $30
Free Guy SOLD
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2023.05.30 05:03 TheHahaRobot Used Fluence RT 84 buying advice.

I am searching for a RT82 since that is in the price range I am looking to spend on my first turntable. I found a used RT 84 for sale in my area for $250. It doesn’t include the cartridge but has the original head shell and an acrylic platter it also includes the original platter. A quick google search shows it’s about $200-$240 for a replacement 2m Blue cart. I’m new to turntables and just getting back into audio after about 10 years (I used to be a theatrical sound designer). The posted pictures looks like it in pretty good condition physically and the seller still has the original box (not sure that really means anything).
Considering the cost to replace the cart and the fact that the RT85 has an acrylic platter for just $50 more that a new RT84, is this a good price?
What issues should I watch out for when buying a used contemporary turntables?
And what cart/stylus would you recommend?
Thanks for any info
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2023.05.30 04:38 Karilyn113 "Hits Different" is the Antithesis of all her love songs

A Deep Dive into Parallels in Taylor’s Song "Hits different"
I have been listening to "hits different" repeatedly since it was put on streaming and I believe it is one of the songs that has the most parallels with other love songs (especially from Reputation and Lover).
Let's analyze it:
“I washed my hands of us at the club / You made a mess of me”
This verse represents the end of a relationship. The end of this relationship is a contrast to all the songs where she thought it was going to be forever.

“I pictured you with other girls in love / Then threw up on the street”
Here, the narrator knows that his ex-partner will eventually move on and have another romantic relationship. This fear of him being with someone else is reflected in other songs:

Also, we have an indication that the author tries to solve her problems with alcohol. This has been explored in other of her songs, for example:
This is me trying: "They told me all of my cages were mental so I got wasted like all my potential."
“Like waiting for a bus that never shows / You just start walkin' on / They say that if it's right, you know / Each bar plays our song / Nothing has ever felt so wrong”
The relationship now seems to have no salvation for the author and she finds no signs to prove her wrong. Their bond is no longer as strong as before. In contrast with other songs:

“Oh, my, love is a lie / Shit my friends say to get me by / It hits different / It hits different this time”
The relationship is different and the one she has felt the most of all she has had, we find references to this in other songs:

“Catastrophic blues / Movin' on was always easy for me to do / It hits different / It hits different 'cause it's you”
Her partner is compared to blue on other occasions:

“I used to switch out these Kens, I'd just ghost / Rip the band-aid off and skip town like an asshole outlaw”
Taylor mentions how easy it was before to switch from one relationship to another in contrast to what it is now. She uses the word "Ken" to refer to a generic man.
Don’t Blame Me: "I've been breakin' hearts a long time, and toying' with them older guys just playthings for me to use."
“Freedom felt like summer then on the coast / Now the sun burns my heart and the sand hurts my feelings”
This phrase has the clearest parallel with "daylight", when before she mentioned light as something that had given her happiness or hope, now it is something that harms her.

“And I never don't cry at the bar”
This is another object that used to be something good and now it is not. Before, the bar represented the place where she had met her lover.

“Yeah, my sadness is contagious (my sadness is contagious)/ I slur your name till someone puts me in a ca I stopped receiving invitations”
Her sadness can be contagious not only because of her strength, but because she writes about it in songs that make the public feel the same way. In this part, she also mentions being drunk in a car and thinking about the other person in a state of unconsciousness.

“I find the artifacts, cried over a hat/ Cursed the space that I needed”
Objects that make her think of the other person have been mentioned in other songs, as well as places:

“I trace the evidence, make it make some sense / Why the wound is still bleeding?”
Taylor tries to find the reasons why her relationship ended and why it is so hard for her to overcome it. The end of her relationship as something impossible to overcome, is something she has mentioned previously:

“You were the one that I loved / Don't need another metaphor, it's simple enough / A wrinkle in time like the crease by your eyes / This is why they shouldn't kill off the main guy”
Direct declarations of love and thinking that the person is "the one" (the main guy) are also present in her other works:

“Dreams of your hair and your stare and sense of belief”
Taylor mentions his eyes in multiple songs, his hair also seems to be present, as well as his personality which she seems to admire.

“In the good in the world, you once believed in me”
Her ex-partner supported her and saw the good in her.

“And I felt you and I held you for a while / Bet I could still melt your world / Argumentative, antithetical, dream girl”
In this part, Taylor acknowledges that she knows her partner also loved her:

“I heard your key turn in the door down the hallway/ Is that your key in the door?/ Is it okay? Is it you?/ Or have they come to take me away? / (To take me away)”
In this verse, she shows how she still has hopes that her beloved will return, in addition to demonstrating that her mental health is deteriorating after the break-up of the relationship. The intensity of this relationship was such that she was willing to do anything for him:

There are surely a million more parallels that I have not mentioned, so feel free to add any you want! Thanks for reading this long post!
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2023.05.30 04:30 i_donthavea_name (WTS) Thinning the herd: North Arms, Karroll. Olamic, Spyderco, Fox, APurvis, Microtech, SBD, Benchmade, Berg Blades, Lacanico, Giantmouse, Pena X Series, Ferrum Forge

The purge continues! As stated before, I`m getting ready to retire and travel for several months so I'm drastically thinning the herd of safe queens and uncarried blades (round 3). I don't really have the room in the camper for as many knives as I have now. My downsizing can benefit you!
-Not looking for trades but all prices are OBO, all reasonable offers are considered.
-PP G&S, all prices are including shipping, US sales only, first YOLO/comment/message gets the blade.
-Up for sale this round is:
1.) Steve Karroll AEB-L Fixed Blade.
AEB-L Blade. Previous owner had Karbadize make some scales for it. Comes with kydex sheath. Sheath was cut down to fit the new scales, the cut isn’t the most even but holds super solid. Small bit of wear from the sheath. OAL is about 7 7/16". Never sharpened. Comes with COA. SV $180
SOLD 2.) North Arms Skaha 1 in Carbon Fiber.
S35VN with Carbon Fiber Scales. Excellent condition. Very sharp and super light. Nicely centered and has that amazing Skaha action that still stands out. Drops shut too. Wonderful knife with beautiful milling. Comes with taco, North Arms letter, and business cards. SV $200. SOLD
3.) Olamic Wayfarer 247.
M390 blade with Olamic's acid dark wash finish. This knife has been carried, fiddled with, but never cut anything besides opening some Amazon packages. The only blemish is a small snail trail on the show side of the blade. The centering is dead-on, action is good. Solid lockup. The scales have a deep-sea finish/sculpting that reflects light beautifully and is even better in person. Bronzed hardware and backspacer, the latter of which is also sculpted to match scales and the clip. Comes with the original zippered pouch, the COA, and the pivot tool. S/N T495-H, DOB 10.30.2020. SV $425
4.) Olamic Swish.
Elmax blade with satin finish. Titanium scales in Olamic’s blue seabed contouring. Titanium Clip with nugget backbar anodized bronze. A few very slight marks/scratches on the blade, but not much. Handles look good with no noticeable signs of wear. Detent is very good and the blade fires out nicely with the flipper tab or a Spydie flick. Drop shut and the lock up is solid. Comes with the Olamic case, the COA, and 2 business cards. SV $350
SOLD 5.) Spyderco Paramilitary 2 (PM2) Blackout Lynch.
CPM S30VDLC blade. Easily the best PM2 I've ever owned. Snappy, super smooth, rock solid, drops shut, centered. Second owner. It saw some light use from the first owner but looks more or less new, slight wear near the lock on the spine. The edge bevel is a little jacked up but that's how it came from the factory. Comes with nice Lynch box, leftover Spyderco scales, clip, sticker, and key chain. SV $160 SOLD
6.) Fox Knives 40th Anniversary #005.
M390 striped blade and carbon fiber scales. You won’t find many of these on the internet. This one has a really cool blade. Appears to be a sharpened blade from the previous owner and general signs of carry. Really cool knife though. Perfect size, great ergos, that blade. My only complaint is the detent is a little soft so the action isn't super snappy. No original box but will come in a zippered pouch. SV $375
7.) APurvis Progeny V1.
M390 blade with a satin finish and purple anodized scales. Action is solid and the detent is on point. There are some marks from a previous owner’s sharpening on the choil and a couple of barely visible scratches on the pocket clip. Great knife with good ergos. No box but comes with a pouch. SV $225
8.) Microtech UTX-70 SE - CUSTOM.
CTS 204P blade. Previous owner went overboard on this one, it seems like it was a fun little project. This one started life as a standard gray single edge. They then had this one blizzard washed and the hardware bronzed. The Microtech logo was replaced with what was supposed to be a Kraken, but it’s more like a cute little octopus... The blade was acid washed with satin flats, and finished on a wicked edge. All mod work was done by EDC House/Way of the Knife. The knife has not been used since it was modded, just fidgeted with. Functions perfectly and fires great. Some snails on the show side. This is an automatic tool, please be aware of your local laws and regulations. Comes with the box. SV $180
9.) Sharper By Design Micro Exo Typhoon with carbon fiber inlays.
M390 blade with carbon fiber inlays. Second owner but the original owner got this one directly from the original drop. Beautiful action, fit, and finish. One of the sharpest factory edges I’ve seen. Comes with the box. SV $300
SOLD 10.) Benchmade Bailout 537SGY.
CPM-3V partially serrated tanto DLC blade with black Grivory scales. Original owner but only carried a few times and never used to cut with. Practically new-in-box. Super light (2 oz) and super thin! Solid knife that is an easy carry and opens and closes with ease and fluidity. Comes with the box and Benchmade pouch. SV $175 SOLD
SOLD 11.) Benchmade Rift Osborne Design 950SBK.
154CM partially serrated DLC blade with black and charcoal layered G-10 scales. Original owner with light carry and only used to open Amazon packages. Sharp factory edge and perfectly flips open and closed with minimal effort. Very functional edge shape that is similar to the 940 but easier to hold onto with the textured scales. Comes the box and Benchmade pouch. SV $125 SOLD
SOLD 12.) Berg Blades Slim
M390 stonewashed blade with stonewashed titanium scales. This thing is pretty cool and despite its easily carryable size, makes you feel like you could chop down trees. Not the first owner, I flicked it open a dozen times or so, tested putting it in my pocket a few times, and then put it back in the box. Small snails on the scales but the stonewash hides them well. SV $275 SOLD
13.) Ray Laconico & Massdrop Keen.
S35VN blade with brushed titanium scales anodized bronze. Gorgeous knife that shows almost no signs of being carried. This thing literally snaps open with early lockup, perfect centering, and no lock stick. Drops shut with the slightest shake. Comes with the box, taco, and R. Laconico cloth. SV $140
SOLD 14.) Giantmouse Vox/Anso ACE Biblio with green Micarta scales.
M390 stonewashed blade with green Micarta scales. Original owner and only carried for one week. Found out that micarta wasn’t my style. Great knife with the only signs of carry being slight patina on the micarta but there is still a long way to go to have them fully patinated. Comes with the box and original packing material. SV $150 SOLD
15.) Pena X Series Lanny’s Clip Flipper.
S35VN clip point blade with green G-10 scale inserts. Beautiful two tone satin and stonewashed blade and blue anodized hardware. The fit and finish is amazing and the action is smooth. Small snails on the titanium bolster. Previous owner added the lanyard and bead. Comes with taco only. SV $210
SOLD 16.) Ferrum Forge & Massdrop Falcon Wing Edition.
All black edition with stonewashed DLC S35VN blade with titanium scales milled to resemble a bird of prey’s wing. Really great detent and action. Drops shut with a shake. Second owner with almost no signs of carry. Perfectly centered. SV $85 SOLD
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2023.05.30 04:21 BORACKobana [US-CA] [H] EarthBound, Kirby Super Star, Pokémon Blue/Yellow/Silver, Pokémon FireRed + Manual [W] Local Cash, PayPal F&F, Zelle

Have the following games for sale. All are loose copies, but FR comes with the manual. Save batteries work. Local to 90815.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
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2023.05.30 04:09 fganniversaries Fighting Game Anniversaries: Week 22 (May 29 - June 4)

Hey y'all, this is fganniversaries again. Like last week, I will be recapping anniversaries relating to fighting game announcements/releases this week. Like always, if I missed one, do please let me know in the comments. Here would be the following anniversaries:
May 29
May 30
May 31
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 4
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2023.05.30 04:09 fganniversaries Fighting Game Anniversaries: Week 22 (May 29 - June 4)

Hey y'all, this is fganniversaries again. Like last week, I will be recapping anniversaries relating to fighting game announcements/releases this week. Like always, if I missed one, do please let me know in the comments. Here would be the following anniversaries:
May 29
May 30
May 31
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 4
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2023.05.30 04:08 fganniversaries Fighting Game Anniversaries: Week 22 (May 29 - June 4)

Hey y'all, this is fganniversaries again. Like last week, I will be recapping anniversaries relating to fighting game announcements/releases this week. Like always, if I missed one, do please let me know in the comments. Here would be the following anniversaries:
May 29
May 30
May 31
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 4
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2023.05.30 03:45 Junior_Button5882 Spring-heeled Jack

Spring-heeled Jack
Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. The first claimed sighting of Spring-heeled Jack was in 1837.[1] Later sightings were reported all over the United Kingdom and were especially prevalent in suburban London, the Midlands) and Scotland.[2]
There are many theories about the nature and identity of Spring-heeled Jack. This urban legend was very popular in its time, due to the tales of his bizarre appearance and ability to make extraordinary leaps, to the point that he became the topic of several works of fiction.
Spring-heeled Jack was described by people who claimed to have seen him as having a terrifying and frightful appearance, with diabolical physiognomy, clawed hands, and eyes that "resembled red balls of fire". One report claimed that, beneath a black cloak, he wore a helmet and a tight-fitting white garment like an oilskin. Many stories also mention a "Devil-like" aspect. Others said he was tall and thin, with the appearance of a gentleman. Several reports mention that he could breathe out blue and white flames and that he wore sharp metallic claws at his fingertips. At least two people claimed that he was able to speak comprehensible English.



In the early 19th century, there were reports of ghosts that stalked the streets of London. These human-like figures were described as pale; it was believed that they stalked and preyed on lone pedestrians. The stories told of these figures formed part of a distinct ghost tradition in London which, some writers have argued, formed the foundation of the later legend of Spring-heeled Jack.[3]
The most important of these early entities was the Hammersmith Ghost, which in 1803 and 1804 was reported in Hammersmith on the western fringes of London; it would later reappear in 1824. Another apparition, the Southampton ghost, was also reported as assaulting individuals in the night. This particular spirit bore many of the characteristics of Spring-heeled Jack, and was reported as jumping over houses and being over 10 ft (3.0 m) tall.[3]

Early reports

📷Illustration of Spring-heeled Jack, from the serial Spring-heel'd Jack: The Terror of London
The first alleged sightings of Spring-heeled Jack were made in London in 1837 and the last reported sighting is said in most of the secondary literature to have been made in Liverpool in 1904.[4][5]
According to much later accounts, in October 1837 a girl by the name of Mary Stevens was walking to Lavender Hill, where she was working as a servant, after visiting her parents in Battersea. On her way through Clapham Common, a strange figure leapt at her from a dark alley. After immobilising her with a tight grip of his arms, he began to kiss her face, while ripping her clothes and touching her flesh with his claws, which were, according to her deposition, "cold and clammy as those of a corpse". In panic, the girl screamed, making the attacker quickly flee from the scene. The commotion brought several residents who immediately launched a search for the aggressor, but he could not be found.[6]
The next day, the leaping character is said to have chosen a very different victim near Mary Stevens' home, inaugurating a method that would reappear in later reports: he jumped in the way of a passing carriage, causing the coachman to lose control, crash, and severely injure himself. Several witnesses claimed that he escaped by jumping over a 9 ft (2.7 m) high wall while cackling with a high-pitched, ringing laughter.[6]
Gradually, the news of the strange character spread, and soon the press and the public gave him the name "Spring-heeled Jack".[7]

Official recognition
📷A public session at the Mansion House, London (c. 1840).
A few months after these first sightings, on 9 January 1838, the Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Cowan), revealed at a public session held in the Mansion House an anonymous complaint that he had received several days earlier, which he had withheld in the hope of obtaining further information. The correspondent, who signed the letter "a resident of Peckham", wrote:
It appears that some individuals (of, as the writer believes, the highest ranks of life) have laid a wager with a mischievous and foolhardy companion, that he durst not take upon himself the task of visiting many of the villages near London in three different disguises—a ghost, a bear, and a devil; and moreover, that he will not enter a gentleman's gardens for the purpose of alarming the inmates of the house. The wager has, however, been accepted, and the unmanly villain has succeeded in depriving seven ladies of their senses, two of whom are not likely to recover, but to become burdens to their families. At one house the man rang the bell, and on the servant coming to open door, this worse than brute stood in no less dreadful figure than a spectre clad most perfectly. The consequence was that the poor girl immediately swooned, and has never from that moment been in her senses. The affair has now been going on for some time, and, strange to say, the papers are still silent on the subject. The writer has reason to believe that they have the whole history at their finger-ends but, through interested motives, are induced to remain silent.[8]
Though the Lord Mayor seemed fairly sceptical, a member of the audience confirmed that "servant girls about Kensington, Hammersmith and Ealing, tell dreadful stories of this ghost or devil". The matter was reported in The Times on 9 January, other national papers on 10 January and, on the day after that, the Lord Mayor showed a crowded gathering a pile of letters from various places in and around London complaining of similar "wicked pranks". The quantity of letters that poured into the Mansion House suggests that the stories were widespread in suburban London. One writer said several young women in Hammersmith had been frightened into "dangerous fits" and some "severely wounded by a sort of claws the miscreant wore on his hands". Another correspondent claimed that in Stockwell, Brixton, Camberwell and Vauxhall several people had died of fright and others had had fits; meanwhile, another reported that the trickster had been repeatedly seen in Lewisham and Blackheath.[citation needed]
The Lord Mayor himself was in two minds about the affair: he thought "the greatest exaggerations" had been made, and that it was quite impossible "that the ghost performs the feats of a devil upon earth", but on the other hand someone he trusted had told him of a servant girl at Forest Hill who had been scared into fits by a figure in a bear's skin; he was confident the person or persons involved in this "pantomime display" would be caught and punished.[9] The police were instructed to search for the individual responsible, and rewards were offered.[citation needed]
A peculiar report from The Brighton Gazette, which appeared in the 14 April 1838 edition of The Times, related how a gardener in Rosehill, Sussex, had been terrified by a creature of unknown nature. The Times wrote that "Spring-heeled Jack has, it seems, found his way to the Sussex coast", even though the report bore little resemblance to other accounts of Jack. The incident occurred on 13 April, when it appeared to a gardener "in the shape of a bear or some other four-footed animal". Having attracted the gardener's attention by a growl, it then climbed the garden wall and ran along it on all fours, before jumping down and chasing the gardener for some time. After terrifying the gardener, the apparition scaled the wall and made its exit.[10]

Scales and Alsop reports

📷Illustration of Spring-heeled Jack, from the 1867 serial Spring-heel'd Jack: The Terror of London
Perhaps the best known of the alleged incidents involving Spring-heeled Jack were the attacks on two teenage girls, Lucy Scales and Jane Alsop. The Alsop report was widely covered by the newspapers, including a piece in The Times,[11] while fewer reports appeared in relation to the attack on Scales. The press coverage of these two attacks helped to raise the profile of Spring-heeled Jack.[citation needed]

Alsop case

Jane Alsop reported that on the night of 19 February 1838, she answered the door of her father's house to a man claiming to be a police officer, who told her to bring a light, claiming "we have caught Spring-heeled Jack here in the lane". She brought the person a candle, and noticed that he wore a large cloak. The moment she had handed him the candle, however, he threw off the cloak and "presented a most hideous and frightful appearance", vomiting blue and white flame from his mouth while his eyes resembled "red balls of fire". Miss Alsop reported that he wore a large helmet and that his clothing, which appeared to be very tight-fitting, resembled white oilskin. Without saying a word he caught hold of her and began tearing her gown with his claws which she was certain were "of some metallic substance". She screamed for help, and managed to get away from him and ran towards the house. He caught her on the steps and tore her neck and arms with his claws. She was rescued by one of her sisters, after which her assailant fled.[4][12]

Scales case

On 28 February 1838,[13] nine days after the attack on Miss Alsop, 18-year-old Lucy Scales and her sister were returning home after visiting their brother, a butcher who lived in a respectable part of Limehouse. Miss Scales stated in her deposition to the police that as she and her sister were passing along Green Dragon Alley, they observed a person standing in an angle of the passage. She was walking in front of her sister at the time, and just as she came up to the person, who was wearing a large cloak, he spurted "a quantity of blue flame" in her face, which deprived her of her sight, and so alarmed her, that she instantly dropped to the ground, and was seized with violent fits which continued for several hours.[14]
Her brother added that on the evening in question, he had heard the loud screams of one of his sisters moments after they had left his house and on running up Green Dragon Alley he found his sister Lucy on the ground in a fit, with her sister attempting to hold and support her. She was taken home, and he then learned from his other sister what had happened. She described Lucy's assailant as being of tall, thin, and gentlemanly appearance, covered in a large cloak, and carrying a small lamp or bull's eye lantern similar to those used by the police. The individual did not speak nor did he try to lay hands on them, but instead walked quickly away. Every effort was made by the police to discover the author of these and similar outrages, and several persons were questioned, but were set free.[14]


The Times reported the alleged attack on Jane Alsop on 2 March 1838 under the heading "The Late Outrage at Old Ford".[11] This was followed with an account of the trial of one Thomas Millbank, who, immediately after the reported attack on Jane Alsop, had boasted in the Morgan's Arms that he was Spring-heeled Jack. He was arrested and tried at Lambeth Street court. The arresting officer was James Lea, who had earlier arrested William Corder, the Red Barn Murderer. Millbank had been wearing white overalls and a greatcoat, which he dropped outside the house, and the candle he dropped was also found. He escaped conviction only because Jane Alsop insisted her attacker had breathed fire, and Millbank admitted he could do no such thing. Most of the other accounts were written long after the date; contemporary newspapers do not mention them.[citation needed]
📷Ad for Spring Heeled Jack, a penny dreadful (1886)
After these incidents, Spring-heeled Jack became one of the most popular characters of the period. His alleged exploits were reported in the newspapers and became the subject of several penny dreadfuls and plays performed in the cheap theatres that abounded at the time. The devil was even renamed "Spring-heeled Jack" in some Punch and Judy shows, as recounted by Henry Mayhew in his London Labour and the London Poor:
This here is Satan,-we might say the devil, but that ain't right, and gennelfolks don't like such words. He is now commonly called 'Spring-heeled Jack;' or the 'Rossian Bear,' – that's since the war. — Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor, p. 52[15]
But, even as his fame was growing, reports of Spring-heeled Jack's appearances became less frequent if more widespread. In 1843, however, a wave of sightings swept the country again. A report from Northamptonshire described him as "the very image of the Devil himself, with horns and eyes of flame", and in East Anglia reports of attacks on drivers of mail coaches became common. In July 1847 "a Spring-heeled Jack investigation" in Teignmouth, Devon led to a Captain Finch being convicted of two charges of assault against women during which he is said to have been "disguised in a skin coat, which had the appearance of bullock's hide, skullcap, horns and mask".[16] The legend was linked with the phenomenon of the "Devil's Footprints" which appeared in Devon in February 1855.[citation needed]

Last reports

In the beginning of the 1870s, Spring-heeled Jack was reported again in several places distant from each other. In November 1872, the News of the World reported that Peckham was "in a state of commotion owing to what is known as the "Peckham Ghost", a mysterious figure, quite alarming in appearance". The editorial pointed out that it was none other than "Spring-heeled Jack, who terrified a past generation".[17] Similar stories were published in The Illustrated Police News. In April and May 1873, it reported there were numerous sightings in Sheffield of the "Park Ghost", which locals also came to identify as Spring-heeled Jack.[18]


📷North Camp in Aldershot as it looked in 1866.
This news was followed by more reported sightings, until in August 1877 one of the most notable reports about Spring-heeled Jack came from a group of soldiers in Aldershot Garrison. This story went as follows: a sentry on duty at the North Camp peered into the darkness, his attention attracted by a peculiar figure "advancing towards him." The soldier issued a challenge, which went unheeded, and the figure came up beside him and delivered several slaps to his face. A guard shot at him, with no visible effect; some sources claim that the soldier may have fired blanks) at him, others that he missed or fired warning shots. The strange figure then disappeared into the surrounding darkness "with astonishing bounds."[19][20][21]
Lord Ernest Hamilton's 1922 memoir Forty Years On mentions the Aldershot appearances of Spring-heeled Jack; however, he (apparently erroneously) says that they occurred in the winter of 1879 after his regiment, the 60th Rifles, had moved to Aldershot, and that similar appearances had occurred when the regiment was barracked at Colchester in the winter of 1878. He adds that the panic became so great at Aldershot that sentries were issued ammunition and ordered to shoot "the night terror" on sight, following which the appearances ceased. Hamilton thought that the appearances were actually pranks, carried out by one of his fellow officers, a Lieutenant Alfrey.[22][23] However, there is no record of Alfrey ever being court-martialled for the offence.[24]


In the autumn of 1877, Spring-heeled Jack was reportedly seen at Newport Arch, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, wearing a sheep skin. An angry mob supposedly chased him and cornered him, and just as in Aldershot a while before, residents fired at him to no effect. As usual, he was said to have made use of his leaping abilities to lose the crowd and disappear once again.[25]


By the end of the 19th century the reported sightings of Spring-heeled Jack were moving towards the north west of England. Around 1888, in Everton, north Liverpool, he allegedly appeared on the rooftop of Saint Francis Xavier's Church in Salisbury Street. In 1904 there were reports of appearances in nearby William Henry Street.[26]

Aftermath and impact upon Victorian popular culture

The vast urban legend built around Spring-heeled Jack influenced many aspects of Victorian life, especially in contemporary popular culture. For decades, especially in London, his name was equated with the bogeyman, as a means of scaring children into behaving by telling them if they were not good, Spring-heeled Jack would leap up and peer in at them through their bedroom windows, by night.
However, it was in fictional entertainment where the legend of Spring-heeled Jack exerted the most extensive influence, owing to his allegedly extraordinary nature. Three pamphlet publications, purportedly based on the real events, appeared almost immediately, during January and February, 1838. They were not advertised as fiction, though they likely were at least partly so. The only known copies were reported to have perished when the British Library was hit during The Blitz, but their catalog still lists the first one.
The character was written into a number of penny dreadful stories during the latter half of the 19th century, initially as a villain and then in increasingly heroic roles. By the early 1900s he was being represented as a costumed, altruistic avenger of wrongs and protector of the innocent, effectively becoming a precursor to pulp fiction and then comic book superheroes.


No one was ever caught and identified as Spring-heeled Jack; combined with the extraordinary abilities attributed to him and the very long period during which he was reportedly at large, this has led to numerous and varied theories of his nature and identity.[citation needed] While several researchers seek a normal explanation for the events, other authors explore the more fantastic details of the story to propose different kinds of paranormal speculation.[citation needed]

Sceptical positions

Sceptical investigators have dismissed the stories of Spring-heeled Jack as mass hysteria which developed around various stories of a bogeyman or devil which have been around for centuries, or from exaggerated urban myths about a man who clambered over rooftops claiming that the Devil was chasing him.[27]
📷Henry de La Poer Beresford, 3rd Marquess of Waterford (1840)
Other researchers believe that some individual(s) may have been behind its origins, being followed by imitators later on.[28] Spring-heeled Jack was widely considered not to be a supernatural creature, but rather one or more persons with a macabre sense of humour.[4] This idea matches the contents of the letter to the Lord Mayor, which accused a group of young aristocrats as the culprits, after an irresponsible wager.[4] A popular rumour circulating as early as 1840 pointed to an Irish nobleman, the Marquess of Waterford, as the main suspect.[4] Haining) suggested this may have been due to him having previously had bad experiences with women and police officers.[29]
The Marquess was frequently in the news in the late 1830s for drunken brawling, brutal jokes and vandalism, and was said to do anything for a bet; his irregular behaviour and his contempt for women earned him the title "the Mad Marquis", and it is also known that he was in the London area by the time the first incidents took place. In 1880 he was named as the perpetrator by E. Cobham Brewer, who said that the Marquess "used to amuse himself by springing on travellers unawares, to frighten them, and from time to time others have followed his silly example."[30][31] In 1842, the Marquess married and settled in Curraghmore House, County Waterford, and reportedly led an exemplary life until he died in a riding accident in 1859.[citation needed]
Sceptical investigators have asserted that the story of Spring-heeled Jack was exaggerated and altered through mass hysteria, a process in which many sociological issues may have contributed. These include unsupported rumours, superstition, oral tradition, sensationalist publications, and a folklore rich in tales of fairies and strange roguish creatures. Gossip of alleged leaping and fire-spitting powers, his alleged extraordinary features and his reputed skill in evading apprehension captured the mind of the superstitious public—increasingly so with the passing of time, which gave the impression that Spring-heeled Jack had suffered no effects from ageing. As a result, a whole urban legend was built around the character, being reflected by contemporary publications, which in turn fuelled this popular perception.[32]

Paranormal conjectures

📷Spring-heeled Jack illustrated on the cover of the 1904 serial Spring-heeled Jack
A variety of wildly speculative paranormal explanations have been proposed to explain the origin of Spring-heeled Jack, including that he was an extraterrestrial entity with a non-human appearance and features (e.g., retro-reflective red eyes, or phosphorus breath) and a superhuman agility deriving from life on a high-gravity world, with his jumping ability and strange behaviour,[33] and that he was a demon, accidentally or purposefully summoned into this world by practitioners of the occult, or who made himself manifest simply to create spiritual turmoil.[34]
Fortean authors, particularly Loren Coleman[35] and Jerome Clark,[36] list "Spring-heeled Jack" in a category named "phantom attackers", with another well-known example being the "Mad Gasser of Mattoon". Typical "phantom attackers" appear to be human, and may be perceived as prosaic criminals, but may display extraordinary abilities (as in Spring-heeled Jack's jumps, which, it is widely noted, would break the ankles of a human who replicated them) and/or cannot be caught by authorities. Victims commonly experience the "attack" in their bedrooms, homes or other seemingly secure enclosures. They may report being pinned or paralysed, or on the other hand describe a "siege" in which they fought off a persistent intruder or intruders. Many reports can readily be explained psychologically, most notably as the "Old Hag" phenomenon, recorded in folklore and recognised by psychologists as a form of hallucination. In the most problematic cases, an "attack" is witnessed by several people and substantiated by some physical evidence, but the attacker cannot be verified to exist.[citation needed]

Counterpart in Prague

A similar figure known as Pérák, the Spring Man of Prague was reported to have been seen in Czechoslovakia around 1939–1945. As writers such as Mike Dash have shown, the elusiveness and supernatural leaping abilities attributed to Pérák bear a close resemblance to those exhibited by Spring-heeled Jack, and distinct parallels can be drawn between the two entities.[28] The stories of Pérák provide a useful example of how the traits of Spring-heeled Jack have a broad cultural resonance in urban folklore. Pérák, like Spring-heeled Jack, went on to become a folklore hero, even starring in several animated superhero cartoons, fighting the SS, the earliest of which is Jiří Trnka's 1946 film Pérák a SS or Springman and the SS.[37]

In contemporary popular culture

The character of Spring-heeled Jack has been revived or referenced in a variety of 20th and 21st century media, including:
Spring-Heeled Jack (1989) – a combination prose and graphic novel by Philip Pullman in which Spring-heeled Jack saves a group of plucky orphans from the malevolent Mack the Knife.[38]
The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack (2010) – an alternate history novel by author Mark Hodder, portraying Spring-Heeled Jack as a time traveler.[39]
The Springheel Saga (2011) – a three-series audio drama produced by the Wireless Theatre Company.[40]

See also

External links

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2023.05.30 03:25 edwinbarnesc GMERICA: Activists, Affiliates & The Return of Icahn - A Succession Plan To Launch TEDDY IPO (part 2 - 40k character limit)

GMERICA: Activists, Affiliates & The Return of Icahn - A Succession Plan To Launch TEDDY IPO (part 2 - 40k character limit)
This is a continuation of part 1 post from here -- I hit a 40,000 character limit and all the images got messed up.

GMERICA, The Harbinger of Shorts

So Edwin, you keep mentioning these Affiliates, and I've been here for 84 years so where are they?
Here are some of them, including u/RealPulte (sorry can't remember who sent this, tag me for credit):

From $BBYQ court doc 179 - Interested Parties that want to acquire BBBY
These Affiliates and Interested Parties may seem like Pultergeists lurking in the subs, but they are Among Us:
  • Ryan Cohen - a certified lurker that enjoys dank memes
  • Pulte - frequent lurker of the subs and beyond_uranus
  • Silver Point Capital - relation to Gary Hu (a portfolio manager under Brett Icahn)
  • Angelo Gordon - relation to Andrew Teno (another PM under Brett)
  • Putman Investments - owns Toys R' Us and Babies R' Us in Canada and now expanding inside Macy's and former Bed, Bath, and Beyond stores across the USA
  • All of these parties or Affiliates have direct relations with the Activist Investors in some way
It's kind of funny that GMERICA started as a tweet from Ryan Cohen and has now transformed into something delightful, beyond the retail and household investor.
And it's all coming together, for the final cut scene.

69D Checkmate: Acquiring BABY With LBO Financing

I should start off by clarifying what I have discovered in that BBBY, the parent company, may not be the target for acquisition anymore.
The reason for that is because the covenant restrictions, liens, and debts have been removed through chapter 11 restructuring (thank you shorties) and no longer prevent BBBY from selling its prized crown jewel and subsidiary asset: buybuyBABY.
Therefore, the most logical step is to just buyout BABY directly in a carve-out and that is exactly what has already taken place which I will prove here.
So how was this LBO deal financed and handled?
I have discovered 2 major rounds of funding sent to BBBY for carve-out of BABY, but first:
  • Recall the Billion Dollar Pooled Funds that are under direction and control of Brett Icahn
  • Recall the Buying Ratio for co-investing of a $39 to 1 ratio where the "employee" Isthmus LLC under control of Brett via Icahn Capital, and that whenever the employee makes an investment up to $7.5M per transaction then the "employer" $IEP will match up to $292.5M for combined $300M maximum per transaction
Round 1 Financing - Creating the DIP Agent Lender and DIP Facility for ch11
The first round of funding delivered to BBBY came from $IEP indirectly through a Shelf-Registration filed with SEC on July 26, 2022 by pledging up to $400M in $IEP Depository Units (put up as collateral for loans). I mention indirectly, because those funds were routed to Sixth Street Partners then given to BBBY.
On August 24, 2022, BBBY received up to $400M in emergency funds needed to stave off bankruptcy, according to Barron's:
Bed Bath & Beyond Finalizing $400 Million Loan With Sixth Street Partners
Aug. 25, 2022 9:33 am ET
Bed Bath & Beyond is in exclusive talks with asset manager Sixth Street Partners for a loan of about $400 million.
While MSM is known for spreading FUD, they were at least able to confirm this in half-truths but I will correct it:
Sixth Street provided this emergency loan of $400M to BBBY, but with good intention because BBBY knew they were being cellar boxed to bankruptcy. Sixth Street has been identified as the DIP Agent Lender in $BBBYQ ch11 court docs and is legal counseled by Proskauer Rose via IEP, as I mentioned in part 1 post.
The first round of funding enabled the Activist Investors to save Bed, Bath, and Beyond, while simultaneously become the stalking horse, and gaining Super Seniority to acquire Assets in the ch11 court sales by providing the DIP Facility (another signature move by Icahn).
None of this would have been possible without the shorting hedge funds and abusive naked shorting that essentially led to the creation of the ultimate bear trap and has now revealed they are swimming naked with 348 million shares oversold to retail investors - Check ✅
Round 2 Financing
This will be broken down based on IEP filings into two parts to see the movement of the Funds.
Part 1, beginning in the first quarter of 2021 and reported on IEP 10Q filing on page 13, here summarized:
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 Brett had investments in the Investment Funds with a total fair market value of $86 million and $93 million, respectively. IEP also entered into a guaranty agreement with an affiliate of Brett Icahn, pursuant to which IEP guaranteed the payment of certain amounts required to be distributed by the Investment Funds to such affiliate pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Manager Agreement (terms of the Buying Ratio).
I mention this part to understand how much Funds were available to Brett, which is $86M based on fair market value (these were pledged depository units for loans) as of March 31, 2022.

Now for Part 2, beginning in the first quarter of 2022 and reported on IEP 10Q filing on page 13, here summarized:
As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022 Brett Icahn had investments in the Investment Funds with a total fair market value of $49 million and $50 million, respectively. IEP also entered into a guaranty agreement with an affiliate of Brett Icahn, pursuant to which we guaranteed the payment of certain amounts required to be distributed by the Investment Funds to such affiliate pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Manager Agreement (terms of the Buying Ratio).
By March 31, 2023, it appears Brett invested some of the Funds and after doing some basic math: $86M minus $49M comes out to $37M utilized.
Following the terms of the Buying Ratio for $39:1 to enable co-investing, Brett would have had to make several transactions between 12/31/21 to 3/31/23, but each transaction would have been capped at $7.5M each, however, when aggregated it comes out to $37M for that period.
So $37M x $39 = $1,443,000,000 or $1.443 Billion combined investment from $IEP, as directed by Brett.
Where did that money go?
It was given to B. Riley Securities (representing the mystery buyer IEP) to handle the transaction, since Hudson Bay Capital was removed after the Form S-1 was pulled (see post 1, section titled, "Preferred Stock via Form S-3 That Is Active").
Oh and this will help too, a screenshot from Pitchbook data that tracks Mergers & Acquisitions:

Brett Icahn invested $1.443B and Pitchbook reveals buybuyBABY was acquired for 1.44B (the euro conversion on Jan 13, 2023 was 1 EUR = $1.08 USD)
Remember when RC tweeted that he bought all the stocks on January 18, 2022?
Looks about right: buybuyBABY has been carved-out with LBO financing in a cash & share acquisition offer.
The buyer is B. Riley Securities providing $1.443B cash and Lazard providing a [unit] share swap received from RC Ventures via Indemnification Letter then entered into structured deal that binds IEP, RC Ventures, Activist Affiliates, and Interested Parties in the Dealer Manager Agreement.
Here's a break-down to see how the buyer(s) were structured in the deal:
  • Debtoseller: BBBY company to sell buybuyBABY asset in ch11
  • Buyer: B. Riley Securities (BRS) acting on behalf of the mystery buyer(s)
  • BRS combines IEP (cash) and Lazard (shares) for the offer
  • Lazard represents all the buyers under the Dealer Manager Agreement (DMA)
  • The DMA represents a consortium of buyers: Activist Affiliates including Pulte, RC Ventures, Interested Parties, and IEP
BABY is ready to IPO into TEDDY as soon as the stalking horse bidder is announced and the terms of the asset sale are finalized through ch11 formal proceedings.
Checkmate ✅👑

TLDR, Summary of Entire Post:

  • Carl Icahn created a Succession Plan on October 1, 2020 as a challenge for the young Brett Icahn to ascend the throne, where he will not be paid until he completes a task within 7 years or less
  • Carl has pledged a vast amount of his wealth from $IEP, the Depository Unit shares as collateral to raise a Multi-Billion Pooled Investment Fund that co-invests as the "employer"
  • Brett Icahn has been promoted to direct investments as a General Partner of $IEP and through his role as "employee" of Isthmus LLC
  • Every time Brett the employee invests up to $7.5M then the employer $IEP matches up to $292.5M for a Buying Ratio of $39:1 and between 12/31/21 to 3/31/23, Brett invested $37M or $1.443 Billion aggregate combined
  • $IEP is under attack because Carl owns 84% of total shares outstanding and shorts are naked shorting IEP out of desperation in hopes they can Margin Call and trigger liquidation to remove Carl as General Partner of IEP.
  • The short attack by Hindenburg Research is actually masking a swap that has been setup to anchor $BBBYQ with $IEP so the two stock tickers run inverse to each other and has currently collapsed $IEP to -70% for 5-year all-time lows.
  • Brett Icahn must prove he can generate a return and show he is capable of taking over Carl's IEP Empire. Within 1 month of the succession plan, RC Ventures and its Activist Affiliates writes a letter to the board of GameStop on November 16, 2020 and the Saga begins.
  • GameStop is saved from cellar boxing with an At-The-Market offering on June 2021 where a second sneeze generated a $1 Billion war chest and was deployed to finance the development of GameStop NFT marketplace and creation of a Web 3 Metaverse world.
  • Following the discovery of meme stock basket and swaps, the Activist Investors & Affiliates move onto $BBBY with RC Ventures sending a letter to the board on March 6, 2022.
  • On August 18, 2022, RCV sells or transfers his shares of $BBBY to an investment bank named Lazard Ferres, a friendly to IEP which has been utilized in the takeover of HP & Xerox.
  • On October 18, 2022, Lazard enters into a Dealer Manager Agreement, which binds all groups together: IEP, Activist Affiliates, and Interested Parties into a single, sole buyer.
  • The Activist Affiliates have been identified as Pulte and RC Ventures, with Interested Parties as Putman Investments (owner of Toys R' Us in Canada), Silver Point Capital (ties to Gary Hu), and Angelo Gordon (ties to Andrew Teno) as named in $BBBYQ ch11 docs.
  • The LBO deal to finance the carve-out of buybuyBABY is complete where the debtor (parent company BBBY) entered into a deal with B. Riley Securities for a cash and share offer.
  • B. Riley Securities (acting as buyer for IEP) is the only authorized remaining party to handle the transaction with BBBY based on an active Form S-3.
  • Lazard (acting on behalf of IEP) created the Dealer Manager's Agreement: a consortium of buyers including IEP, Activist Affiliates, and Interested Parties.
  • The First Round of financing began with $IEP sending $400M Depository Units to Sixth Street which would setup the DIP Facility and give IEP Super Seniority status to claim the sale of assets (BABY) in ch11. With the Second Round of financing via Dealer Manager Agreement that started in October 18, 2022 which brought Lazard (holding RC Ventures shares of BBBY) to B. Riley Securities (holding the $1.443B cash received from $IEP that pledged Depository Units as collateral).
  • The Carve-Out deal completed sometime mid-January 2023 or perhaps when RC tweets that he bought all the stocks. A Pitchbook data screenshot reveals that BABY was acquired On Jan 13, 2023 and ch11 court docs reveal that Lazard mentions a specific sale of BABY if the debtors (BBBY) will consummate a sale then Lazard will be paid a percentage fee for the deal.
  • GMERICA is the Four Horsemen of Shorties MOASSAPOCALYPSE = IEP, GME, BBBY, and soon TEDDY.
  • GMERICANs will become Unithodlers of the new company TEDDY, post-SPAC IPO when all things are said and done.
  • buybuyBABY has already been acquired and are following formal procedures as laid out in the timeline by BBBY court docs, with the next hearing on May 31, 2023.
  • An official announcement of the carve-out sale of buybuyBABY will soon come.
  • Icahn will have its due and shorts will never forget the Blood, Bath & Beyond to Uranus
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2023.05.30 03:04 edwinbarnesc GMERICA: Activists, Affiliates & The Return of Icahn - A Succession Plan To Launch TEDDY IPO

GMERICA: Activists, Affiliates & The Return of Icahn - A Succession Plan To Launch TEDDY IPO
This is part 2 and a continuation from this post about Unitholders (or should I say Unithodlers?).
Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor and this is not financial advice.

Preface: GMERICA Bull Thesis

What are units?
In part 1, I discovered how a unit may contain multiple securities combining GME and IEP and that the transaction is currently being handled by Jefferies which links all 3 companies: GME, IEP, BBBY = GMERICA.
Furthermore, I believe these units will be used in the $BBBYQ chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring for a leveraged buyout (LBO) deal involving cash and a [unit] share swap to either (1) purchase BBBY, or (2) just the subsidiary asset buybuyBABY, the crown jewel -- towards the end of this post, I will clarify what will most likely happen as a result.
Upon completion of the LBO, a carve-out of buybuyBABY will then initiate a SPAC IPO to launch TEDDY into a new public company. This is the end goal.
According to the SEC: Warrants. A SPAC IPO is often structured to offer investors a unit of securities consisting of (1) shares of common stock and (2) warrants.
Common stock and warrants are currently involved in the buyout of Bed, Bath, and Beyond and has been mentioned in the ch11 court docs. Basically, the SPAC IPO is a vehicle that will deliver the units to the buyer of BBBY.
This carve-out of buybuyBABY from BBBY will force shorts to close.
How? Shorts will be forced to deliver units (shares of $GME x $IEP x $BBBYQ) and new TEDDY shares to the shareholders at all 3 parent companies: Bed, Bath, & Beyond, GameStop, and Icahn Enterprises LP.
Moving forward, I will now refer to these future shareholders as Unithodlers or simply GMERICANs, who will become owners in the new company TEDDY in a post-SPAC IPO.
This is my bull thesis for GMERICA.
Now for the endgame play.

The King's Empire Under Siege

Carl Icahn's $IEP empire is directly under attack by shorts, MSM, and SEC investigation.
FYI- IEP is a holding company that directly controls and owns companies in 7 industries with 14 board members in other public companies.
It is a conglomerate and makes me think of the Iron Bank from the Free City of Braavos in Game of Thrones. And Icahn will have its due.
The attacks on IEP are playing out exactly as Dr. Patrick Byrne once said (credit u/EnvironmentalPlan870):

OSTK CEO confirms everything that is currently happening to IEP

But why are they attacking?
See part 1 and the section under "A Master Fund for Handling Units", then this next part will make sense.

The HindenNothingBurger & its Blitzkrieg Report of Destruction

A shorting-selling hedge fund named Hindenburg Research released a self-serving report on IEP claiming that the company is operating a pyramid scheme which has caused the stock price to collapse -- to All-Time 5 year lows.

IEP stock collapsed by -70% to 5 year lows
On the outset, it looks like a classic short and distort campaign but the motives are actually much more nefarious.
First, IEP is majority owned by Carl Icahn where he holds a staggering 84% stake in the company which would make one wonder - where are shorts getting shares if Icahn owns most of it?
The simplest answer: Illegal naked shorting, or selling shares in a company you don't own. It's called stealing.
Second, the real reason why shorts have laid siege to Carl Icahn's empire is out of desperation and a feeble attempt to dethrone the King. Here, this will explain, from IEP's 10Q filing:

From IEP 10Q filing, pg 48 - Depository Units & Risk Factors

TLDR; 10Q Summary
  • Carl Icahn controls the publicly traded company $IEP LP (limited partners) through a private company called IEP GP (general partner, or the controlling manager of the LP)
  • Carl has pledged 202M depository units from $IEP to get a loan worth up to $4.17B (for LBO)
  • $IEP is aware of the shorts attack on the company and have released this 'Risk Factor' notice
  • Shorts are trying to force a Margin Call on Carl's position on the loan
  • Shorts are attempting to lower the Unit share price of $IEP in hopes of triggering a Forced Liquidation and removing Carl, the controlling person as GP of $IEP
Another ape u/alebubu noticed too, in this post.
The siege began on May 2, 2023, at the same time Hindenburg's Short Report was released:

The Blitzkreig Short Report masking the Swap that has been Activated

And of course, now it looks like a swap has been setup to anchor the $BBBYQ rocket while suppressing $IEP stock price. Credit for technical chart to u/Charoenlai:

Shorts setup a swap on $IEP & $BBYQ, kinda like the meme stock basket of $GME vs. the world to prevent these rocket(s) from flying
Basically, Icahn knows. Pulte knows. And Cohen knows:

Ryan Cohen likes Pulte's tweet on the Shorts Strike Back (simulation confirmed)
In my first post that seeded GMERICA, I wrote about Carl Icahn the OG Activist Ape aka MSM-dubbed Corporate Raider:

Icahn has a track record of success and here's what he said in a letter to shareholders of his company on June 6, 2022:
"My activist engagements have generally produced exceptional results. To elaborate, our activist activities have created close to $1 Trillion in value for all shareholders in the aggregate who’ve held or purchased stock when we did and sold stock when we did. I believe our record unquestionably proves that holding CEOs and boards accountable to shareholders manifests great results."
This man fucks and shorts are about feel it:

Carl Icahn hits back: \"He's planning something that these guys will never forget.\" -oops, MOASS
But will it be the Bull King that raids these shorts or will it be someone else?

Enter: The Prince of 69D Chess

Much focus has been on Carl Icahn but few know about his son, Brett Icahn:

The father, master strategist and the protégé son playing Chess
The image above is from an HBO documentary & movie called: The Restless Billionaire. The movie details the life of activist investor Carl Icahn and the story behind all the companies that he acquired. It truly is inspiring and I highly recommend watching.
In one scene, Carl says the following:
"I'll say this about Brett, he's much more low-key than I am. But he's one of the most obsessive characters, and he'll work very hard at something, extremely hard, especially if it means beating me at something."
The movie also reveals how Brett and Carl used to routinely play chess but stopped because Brett became too good, and kept winning against Carl.
Brett introduced Carl to tech stocks, starting with Netflix then Apple and now GMERICA (more on this below). Brett admits he received a privileged start but learned to swim on his own when Carl gave him a challenge.
Brett wanted to manage money but had to prove himself by working for free: no salary, no bonus, and no income until he could generate a 7% return, first for Carl, then Brett would get paid later.
In 2012, Carl invested into Netflix on behalf of Brett's recommendation and later in 2015 generated a return of $2.2 Billion, one of Carl's best investments. That success enabled Brett to launch his own fund and start the Sargon Portfolio.
Carl tweeted at 7:41am and Netflix did a 7 for 1 stock split. This is 741 on 741 and might just be the best Fortune I've come across.
Now, back to the SEC filings, so you can see how this Saga took form.

The Succession Plan Where Only The Young Can Ascend

Brett continued to gain success and at one point, he wanted to go independent. However, Carl made him an offer to take over the family Empire and on October 1, 2020 the succession plan began:

Succession plan initiated for Brett Icahn, the Princes of 69D Chess to take over $IEP Empire
I will TLDR summarize these filings in the next section.

Terms of the succession plan and Manager Agreement
Again, I will TLDR summarize these filings in the next section.

TLDR; Summary of Succession Plan & Ascension to the Throne

  • Brett Icahn enters into a Manager Agreement where he becomes the "employee" under a single-member LLC known as Isthmus and serves the "employer" $IEP LP to direct investments
  • Brett becomes the Investment Fund ("Fund") manager and controls all investments as General Partner via Icahn Capital.
  • The Funds are comprised of IEP depository units put up as collateral for loans, including other private investments or entities, and funds from Affiliate parties to IEP -- remember this part for later.
  • Simply said: there's a lot of money involved in the Billions as a massive pooled investment by private equity. This a raid party of Activist Investors that you don't wanna fuck with it.
  • Brett purchases $10M of depository units from $IEP to start his fund via Mesa & River Portfolios.
  • Icahn Capital hires 3 portfolio managers (PMs) to assist Brett, they are: Gary Hu, Andrew Teno, and Steven Miller. Each have designated roles to assist in research, analysis, and evaluating investments. These hired PMs have extensive backgrounds in finance, debt, and special or complex transactions. Additionally, the PMs graduated top of the class from Ivy league colleges and have sat on boards of companies like Xerox, Bausch + Lomb, Newell Brands -- so they know their shit.
  • The Buying Ratio sets the investment terms with a $39:1 ratio which caps out per transaction. For the "employee" Isthmus, that is $7.5M investment with a matching "employer" investment up to $292.5M for combined $300M maximum per investment transaction -- remember this for $BBBYQ later. Think of this like working for an employer and every time you contribute to a 401k, then your employer matches, except this is for investing into public companies and your company co-invests with you.
  • The succession plan requires Brett to work for free again, to prove that he is capable of generating a return for the company and he must complete the task in 7 years or less to become Chairman.
  • Brett is promoted to a director in IEP GP which is the private and controlling company to $IEP. Therefore, Brett directs how the Funds are invested on behalf of his father's empire, and/or with his father.
  • Bottomline: The Prince is in control of the Empire, its vast resources, and he must prove his worthiness to the King. Now, let the Activist Raids begin.
With a succession plan in place and structure set up, the next step was to find a target company that desperately needed saving from the abusive naked shorting hedge funds.

Activist Raiders Set Sail to GMERICA

Somewhere along the way, Ryan Cohen and Brett Icahn met. Perhaps long before the succession plan was activated:

Brett Icahn was involved in the gaming industry in 2010
Brett was a board member of Take-Two Interactive, makers of the Grand Theft Auto game franchise, so it would be safe to say that Brett knew a thing or two about the Gaming Industry and its growth-rate.
This is supported by the fact that Carl admitted he was not into tech stocks therefore Brett likely suggested Take-Two as an investment to his father, just like Netflix.
The Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Robbie Ferguson of IMX tweets an infographic of 10% YoY growth-rate of Gaming
I wonder if Brett and Robbie know each other, probably.
Then there's this timeline of cohencidences too (Brett has a detailed history of involvement and familiarity with NFTs, crypto, and blockchain tech):

Unverified Brett Icahn twitter account but the timeline is interesting. Still, I kinda like this Brett, no chill on tweets and out there blasting everyone.
P.S. someone had to take that photo of Ryan Cohen and Carl Icahn, guess who?
You're goddamn right.

Enter GameStop: Prelude to GMERICA

One month after IEP's succession plan (Oct 1, 2020), Ryan Cohen writes a letter to GameStop board on November 16, 2020:

RC Ventures letter to GameStop board
Take notice of the first sentence: RCV with AFFILIATES - like the same Affiliates that just raised a massive Multi-Billion Dollar pool of Investment Funds for Investor Activism and acquiring companies.
Are you starting to see where this is all going?
With a turnaround plan successfully implemented into GameStop, the company was able to escape Cellar Boxing. However, it was not entirely free due to swaps as covered by u/criand's meme stock basket DD.
I believe in the first half of 2021 and post-sneeze, most of the Activism plans were just formulating since GameStop was still in dire straits up until June 2021. And that's when a second sneeze occurred which allowed GME management to conduct an At-The-Market share offering with Jefferies as the handler which generated a $1 Billion Dollar War Chest to finance the development of GameStop NFT marketplace and create the foundation to build a Web 3.0 Metaverse world in 2022.
With one target company acquired and stabilized, it was then time to move onto the next.

Enter Blood, Bath, Beyond: 69D Rugpull

When systemic corruption in the markets were exposed from the Jan 2021 $GME sneeze, an international community of diamond-handed apes were borne from the aftermath, and were ready to gobble up entire company stock floats then Direct Register the Shares in their name ( &
After GameStop, the Activist Investors set their sights on the next target company $BBBY and once again, RC Ventures wrote a letter to the board at Bed, Bath, and Beyond on March 6, 2022:

RC Ventures letter to $BBBY board
There it is again, the Activist Investors and their Affiliates show up to acquire another company.
Except this time they want to spin-off the buybuyBABY to pay off debt in the parent company, with a goal to evaluate a Full Sale to a Well-Capitalized Acquirer.
FYI- as of 4/23/23 from court docket 10 on page 27, it revealed that $BBBY had $1.8 Billion in total debt so they would need a massive pooled investment to buy out the entire company and then spin-off buybuyBABY (but a carve-out is the real plan).
After RCV sent the letter to $BBBY board, it was also around the same time when a bunch of GameStop NFT creators hoisted the flag 🏴‍☠️ and started tweeting in unison.
Pepperidge Farm remembers.
I won't dive into details since my other GMERICA posts (see my history) cover everything up to this point so I will focus on this event which is relevant:
RC Ventures sells his $BBBY shares on August 18, 2022.
Recently, it was discovered in $BBBYQ ch11 court docs that when RCV "sold" the $BBBY position that it in fact DID NOT return those shares back to the public markets.
Now, if you combine your newfound knowledge about Investment Funds and Affiliates then it becomes pretty clear that RCV "sold" or most likely transferred the shares to an unnamed party and who might that be?
It is Lazard Ferres, an investment bank, which was pointed out in this post by u/travis_b13.
Lazard has been utilized to carry out LBO transactions for IEP's takeover of HP & Xerox by working with Carol Flaton of AlixPartners. Carol was hired as an independent director of $BBBY in late January 2023 and later appointed to $BBBY board.
TLDR summary of Travis_b13's post:
  • In $BBBYQ chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, it was recently revealed on docket 345 that Lazard Freres, an investment bank was retained for any sales transactions and restructuring.
  • Lazard Freres entered into an Indemnification Letter on August 10, 2022 which enabled Lazard to buy, sell, underwrite, place or purchase any securities in a financing or otherwise placement agency or purchase agreement -- basically Lazard had free reign to do ANYTHING with the shares that it was about to receive from RC Ventures on August 18, 2022
  • Furthermore, docket 345 revealed that Lazard and BBBY had an engagement letter and also a Dealer Manager Agreement dated on October 18, 2022.
  • What is a Dealer Manager Agreement? It is an agreement that governs the relationship between the offeror (BBBY) and the dealer-managers (the Activist Investors & Affiliates) and is signed by the parties to the commencement of a debt tender offer -- a signature LBO move by Icahn to acquire companies.
  • Within the same docket 345, discovered in this other post, it mentions Lazard wanting a percentage fee of buybuyBABY when the sale consummates between debtor (parent company BBBY) and the buyer (IEP).
  • Lazard is holding the shares it received from RC Ventures and entered into another deal via Dealer Manager Agreement with a different party on Oct 18, 2022.
Guess what also happened around October 18, 2022?
Ryan Cohen tweeted this -- perhaps there was a meeting and signatures were required:

OG Activist Investor & The Young
Before we wrap this up, let's tie up some loose ends.

Forced to split post, continue part 2 here:

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2023.05.30 03:04 moistbrisket17 Things to do May 30th-June 4th

Join the Fort Worth discord to connect w/other folks in FW, chat & check out different meet ups:
Thought this post would be the first w/o the PSA, but need to include it again: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
[Tuesday May 30th]
Pickleball Clinic 8:30-10:30 a.m. Chisholm Trail Community Center Free Learn the rules and the basics of playing pickleball.
Free Yoga Burnett Park 5:30-6:15PM bring your own mat
Silent Book Club 6:30-8PM Hotel Dryce free Silent Book Club
Geeks Who Drink T&P Tavern 7:30PM
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night University Pub FW 8-10PM
Dallas Sports & Entertainment Career Fair 3-5 p.m. College Park Center $30-$44 Learn about open positions and internships with the Wings, Mavericks, Rangers + other sports teams around the metroplex.
Trig44 presents Trig Tuesday ft. Dalton Torres, Taylor Ochs, Matt Gumley Tulips FW doors 7, show 8PM
[Wednesday May 31st]
Nature Hike 10-11:30 a.m. Nature Center, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. $5 Take in the beauty of the Texas countryside during this morning hike surrounded by blooming flowers.
Lunchtime Music Series Burnett Park 12-1PM Grab your lunch & enjoy the beautiful weather paired w/local artists
We Run Wednesday’s The trailhead at clearfork 6:30-8PM
Fort Worth Film Club May Signature Screening: Lucas before Luke The Stage West Theatre 7-10:30PM
No Pressure w/ Koyo, Illusion, & Fleshwater Tulips No Pressure, Koyo, Illusion, Fleshwater Tulips FW 7PM
Tekken 7 weekly meet 6-11PM, 21+ after 8PM Electric Starship Arcade $10 for the night/ $20 monthly pass Can bring your own wired controllefight stick or they’ll have some for public use If enough people, casual tournament bracket @ 9
BettySoo and Pat Byrne The Post at River East 8PM An intimate acoustic performance $20+
[Thursday Jun 1st]
Happy HouCrazy Crowler Sale 4-9PM Salsa Dance Lessons 7-8PM Neutral Ground Brewing Company
Erick Willis LIVE Rusty Nickel IceHouse 6PM $10+
Summer Menu Tasting Taste Community Restaurant 6-8PM
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden Festival Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Grab your picnic baskets & enjoy Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Greater Tuna Downtown Cowtown at the Isis June 1-3 8PM 2-man comedy show
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night HopFusion Ale Works 8-10PM
Crimson Wine Tasting at Neighbor’s House Grocery complimentary wine tasting for sipping & shopping. Guests get to try 4 different wines from Napa’s Crimson Wine Group Drop by anytime 4:30-6:30 pm
[Friday Jun 2nd]
First Fri-YAY All day Fort Worth Bike Sharing Stations Free Explore the city on wheels with a free bike rental courtesy of Fort Worth Bike Sharing and the Blue Zones Project — promo code “92020APP.”
Kimbell Happy Hour Kimbell Art Museum’s weekend happy hour 5-7 pm beverages & bites w/live music by the Allegro Guitar Society.
National Donut Day TX Whiskey 6 p.m. a donut + cocktail pairing, burgers, live music, on-site engraving, & a donut hole bar $35
FWSO’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Grab your picnic baskets & enjoy symphony sounds Radio Highway Performs the Music of the Eagles *The orchestra does not perform on this concert.
Locals Only Hip Hop Haltom Theater 7-11PM
Live Music on the Plaza, Sundance Square 7-10PM every Fri-Sun
Dial Up - A 90's Party Experience Dial Up Tulips FW 8PM $15
Rhett Miller Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall 8PM $44+
D.L. Hughley Arlington Improv Jun 2-4 times vary
That Texas Meskin Tour - THAT MEXICAN OT Ridglea Theater $40+
Special E.D w\ Dude-Man & MORE Doors 7:00pm, Start 8:00pm Lola's Fort Worth
[Saturday Jun 3rd]
Drag with Me! The Show: Brunch Located upstairs at The Red Goose Saloon the ONLY interactive Drag Show of its kind: 2 audience members will be selected each show to be transformed into a Drag Queen themselves, lip sync battle, & win their very own Drag with Me! Crown! Ticket price inc Meal & Show! 18+
FWSO’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Chicago Nights featuring Jason Scheff
Zumba Sundance Square Plaza 9:45am - 11:00am
Goat Yoga Bedford! Generations Park at Boyd Ranch 10-11AM $20+
Catalina Canned Wine Mixer Truck Yard Alliance 12PM themed after the 2008 hit movie Step Brothers. Wear your best tuxedo t-shirt for a wine tasting, photo ops, food trucks, and a Step Brothers cover band. Admission is free, but a $15 wine tasting is offered from 7-9 pm, featuring six wine samples and a souvenir glass filled with frose. Costume contests will be held at 5 pm & 10 pm.
Random Direction artist pop up 1-6PM Love Sammy's chef popup 2-7PM Neutral Ground Brewing Company
CyberPunk w/ APT 75 + P!xel Ampersand 5:15-9PM
Miracle Nights Allmo$t Music US Tour Fort Worth Ridglea Theater 6PM
Ill Nino with Through Fire, Dropout Kings and more The Rail Club Live 6:30PM
WOODEYE (One Night Only) w/ Brave Little Howl + Vacation Dad Lola's 8PM $15
FANCY: Queens of Country Party - 21+ Tulips FW 10PM $15+
WOODEYE (One Night Only) w / Brave Little Howl + Vacation Dad Doors 7:00pm, Start 8:00pm Lola's Fort Worth
[Sunday June 4th]
Panther Island Beer Yoga Panther Island Brewing 10:30AM $20
Sunday Supper Club: Courtney Patton and Bri Bagwell The Post at River East 6PM $25+
The Damn Quails Fort Brewery & Pizza 7PM $10
FW Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Gardenl Gates open 6:30 p.m. start 8:30 p.m. Grab your picnic baskets & enjoy symphony sounds Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles**The orchestra does not perform on this concert
Summer Afternoon Tea at Indulge Enjoy three courses inc chicken tarragon sandwiches, roasted vegetable phyllo cups, and street corn crostinis, scones with clotted cream and jam, cream puffs, madeleines, and shortbread cookies. Tea choices inc black or herbal blend. The tea service is $65 & begins at 2 pm.
Riders of the Purple Sage Hip Pocket Theatre until June 11 Fridays-Sundays 9PM $10+ Featuring action, adventure, & romance in the wide open spaces, it’s a classic Western of the silent film era
“Lives of the Gods” until Sept. 3 Kimbell Art Museum $14+ Explore the divinity of Mayan art at this exhibition of nearly 100 rarely seen masterpieces & discoveries
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2023.05.30 03:03 BrownBallSackMTL 27 [M4F] Montreal - Seeking a friend or more to chat/watch kdramas/animes/bike/etc and share our day!

Hello, bonjour! Let me start by saying that I suck at writing about myself! But, I become an open book pretty quickly when I get comfortable with someone.

Let's start with some info about me:
I am 27 and currently in university for a degree in software engineering (I suck at physics!!!).

If I'm not studying or working, I try to work out or play sports. When the pandemic started,for some reason I challenged myself to reach 100kg, but it was a bad decision for someone that's 5'7! Don't worry though, I am back at a healthy weight. I am hovering around 73kg, but this time my challenge is to reach 65kg! I like playing street/floor hockey(rambled too much about my weight!). I'm a new fan of biking too! Did a 100km run this summer, we can be bike buddies too if you are in montreal!

If I'm not working out, I am either gaming, watch kdramas or animes, or just going out with friends for food.

Favorite food is fried chicken and takoyakis!

If you're a fan of kdramas,that would be great, we could discuss about them and watch them together if you like that! My favorite kdrama is Signal. I can share my list fro mydramalist if you are interested. Hopefully, you don't think I'm insane for the amount of kdramas I watched!

I watch animes too if you are interested. Favorite are Hunter X Hunter and Gintama. Read a lot of mangas, too(Currently: Sakomoto Days, Blue Lock, Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece, Boruto, Spy x Family, Chainsaw Man, etc!).

I can be a homebody, but also someone that likes to go out! Another activity that I like is traveling so if we vibe,maybe one day we can travel together! I usally try to travel once a year. Had a streak going on, but covid destroyed it! For now, I have visited South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Saudia Arabia, Bangladesh and a few states in USA. Also the UK! Came back a week ago!

I know that was a wall of text, but I hope it wasn't a drag to read! Don't mind being friends or even more if we hit it off! We can get to know each other more by chatting and you can ask me anything you want to know so we get more comfortable! We could share about our day everyday if we're not too busy!

I can speak and write in french too!
I am currently watching the kdrama Mouse, Good Bad Mother, Dr Cha and Joseon Attorney: A Morality! What are you watching right now?
Looking forward to chat,have a nice day!
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2023.05.30 02:28 drewbsterz [WTS] I'm back with my Tanodized A2 upper bundle, A1 rear sight assembly and more!

Happy Memorial Day! Still have several items for sale. I've given the A2 upper bundle a hefty discount to entice you!

Add-ons - add on with another item, or pay shipping

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2023.05.30 02:23 Papakalolo Describe These Teams For Me

If you are an Exile seeking an audiance with The Titan, read no further.
I mean it Simon...


My players have entered a multi-round arena/combat tournament. They are just one of several competing teams.
Some of the teams are serious competitors wanting or needing the win. Some are less serious looking for monetary reward. Some have noble goals, some nefarious.
I generated some fun opposing team names, but need some help with a short, fun and interesting description for each. I offer O'Bannon and Crew as an example.
What you got? ___
O'Bannon and Crew - A group of toughs, primarily dwarf and human. Look like canny and rugged street fighters or dock workers.
The Blue Boys
The Flame Viper Syndicate
The Laketown Hoods
Our Salvation
Froth Callers
Daddy’s Gravy
The New Originals
An Association Of Knives
The missing two are my players team with an as of yet undisclosed name, and their secret nemeses, The Silent Sisters, just fyi.
Thanks in advance for your creativity!
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2023.05.30 02:20 66andioweya_3 First time PC user being gifted a lower model Aurora R15 and I have some questions

Hi there! 👋 first time pc user here, and I’m being gifted a heckin chonker of a pc for my first rig, a lower end R15. Specs below-
PROCESSOR: 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 13700F (16-Core, 54MB Cache, 2.1GHz to 5.2GHz P-Core Turbo Max 3.0)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 11 Home, English
MEMORY: 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR5, 4800 MHz
CHASSIS: Dark side of the Moon, 750W PSU, Air Cooled CPU & Solid Side Panel
Msrp- 2,899 My folks purchased it for- $2200 on sale
With that, I have a few questions. I’ve been doing some homework , and to me, it sounds pretty decent but my concerns lie primarily with the cooling. Everything I’ve looked up or watched so far has said the cpu gets stupid hot so the liquid cooling is the way to go. So I suppose my questions are as follows.
  1. What do some of you more knowledgeable folk think of this rig for a newbie to PCs?
  2. Should I be worried about the cooling at all or focus my attention elsewhere? If so, what should I do?
  3. Say later on down the road I wanna be extra, regardless if I NEED it, and I wanted to add a AIO, is this possible on an Alienware? And would it have to be proprietary or could it be 3rd party? ( bonus to this question: can you even buy Alienware liquid coolers solo?)
  4. I’ve been seeing a lot of people on here shortly before posting this say that there are a lot of issues with it black/blue screening. Is that something I need to be worried about with the lower specs?
I understand that with these beefy bois you don’t get much upgradability, but I dont know how limited it is and I can’t find anything on this specific model (everything everywhere showcases the $4000+ liquid cooled models and zilch about the air cooled). Any help would be appreciated! It’s already been bought and is shipping so I just wanna know what I can look forward to and what I need to start saving for. Thanks y’all!
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2023.05.30 01:37 EspowaveAnime Challenger Approaching: Amber Glides In! (Genshin Impact series)

Genshin Impact is an ever-expansive and ever-growing game released on multiple devices, such as the PS4 and PS5, Android, IOS, and Windows. But there is a place that it said to release in the near future- the infamous Nintendo Switch. Now, why should Genshin Impact of all games be in Super Smash Bros.?
As we learned in (I think) 2021, Steve got added into Smash Ultimate, but what most fans don’t realize is how big this character is. Minecraft is on not only the Switch, but on most Playstations, most XBOXs, some other Nintendo products, and on Windows and even Mobile! Steve is the binder of all of these platforms and will allow for multiple series to get in Super Smash Bros! Disclaimer: all series that are on other game platforms have to be on the Nintendo Switch platform. There is not one example of a game that isn’t introduced through the Fighter Pass that is on or was on a Nintendo Platform at least once. But, as mentioned, Genshin WILL be, leaving any character there fair game. So, let’s take the most remembered character from the beginning of the game, Amber, the Gliding Champion!
Considered to be a rising star within the Knights of Favonius, Amber is a master of gliding, winning her the Gliding Champion title on three separate occasions. Her stories and peers have described her as an optimistic and passionate young girl, even assisting the Traveller and making them feel at home. “At times, however,” the story states, “her excessive energy can make her quite the troublemaker.” She still to this day holds firm to her lost grandfather’s teachings of responsibility and trust. Meeting her as the protagonist was the first friend you would have ever made, and it would last long!
Stats And Others!
Amber will definitely use her bow slinging skills in Super Smash Bros., so she will be a very projectile heavy attacker. Think of Byleth’s moves but all involving a bow instead of just some. Her firecracker-like personality should also translate into an energetic and fast character, with possible middle-of-the-pack weight, and using a bow has to be pretty tricky, huh? So, this is what I came up with:
Zoner + Precision
This fighter archetype uses the trickiness of shooting targets as a base, with the more you play the character, the more knowledgeable you get! And no, Amber, despite having the Zoner archetype that houses multiple slow characters, will be an energetic and fast paced character.
So, what about stats?
Weight: 100 (Cloud) Size: 4.5/10
Walk Speed: 0.979 (Kirby-Hero) Frame Data: 3/10
Initial Dash Speed: 2.55 (Marth) Damage: 6.5/10
Run Speed: 1.91 (Toon Link-Mii Brawler) KO Power: 9/10
Air Speed: 1.341 (Jigglypuff-Yoshi) Combo: 1/10
Fall Speed: 1.8 (Mega Man) Recovery: 5/10
Alt 1: Amber in her 5-Star Outrider costume.
Alt 2: Amber but colored like the 100% Outrider costume.
Alt 3: Amber in a black clothes, with gray socks, green hair, and a gold hat. This references Collei.
Alt 4: Amber with aqua clothes, all-white socks, blue hair and a gray hat. This is a reference to Faruzan.
Alt 5: Amber with turquoise pants, a gray shirt, black socks, and a brown hat and hair. This references Gorou.
Alt 6: Amber with black clothes, purple socks, a lavender hat, and blonde hair. This references Fischl.
Alt 7: Amber with silver shorts, a white shirt, gray socks, a blue hat, and brunette hair. This is a reference to Tartaglia
Alt 8: Amber in purple shorts, a lavender shirt, indigo socks, purple ears, and black hair. This references Tighnari.
Jab: Amber does a quick forward punch, then a roundhouse kick, and finishes off with a blow from her bow. By spamming the A-Button, multiple arrows are flung.
Dash Attack: Amber grabs a glider and flies forward with her legs out, which can kick the opponent. This travels a very long distance, but is very easy to see coming and constantly gets weaker and weaker.
Forward Tilt: Amber grabs her bow and swipes it up from 5:00 to 1:00. This isn’t a reliable spam move, but great for punishing.
Up Tilt: Amber grabs her bow and twirls it in a 360 degree circle above her head. This is a highly spammable and weak move.
Down Tilt: Amber swipes her bow along the ground like a sword, which can trip opponents. Highly spammable as well.
Forward Smash: Amber charges her bow to shoot three arrows, all going in different directions unless charged, which has them fire together! These are not projectiles, just extended disjointed hitboxes! The arrows don’t deal very much damage when split apart, so firing this when charged is very helpful!
Up Smash: Very similar to the forward smash! Amber charges her bow to shoot three arrows, all going in different directions unless charged which has them fire together. They don’t deal much by themselves so charging them is very helpful, blah blah blah. This time she just shoots them overhead!
Down Smash: Amber crouches down and, when charged, kicks her legs out on both sides before jumping up from the ground to stand up again. Believe or not, the hardest hitting part of the move is her get up, which can spike opponents on ledges!
Neutral Air: Literally Byleth’s neutral air. (That was easy!)
Forward Air: My least favorite term in all of SSBU, Amber does a s*x kick, or Mario’s neutral air. (Don’t ask me why it’s called that!)
Back Air: Amber turns her body sideways and kicks at a 9:00/3:00 angle, which bounces her forwards if she hits anyone.
Up Air: Amber flips upside down and does an indescribable kick where she kind of does a backflip.
Down Air: Like Inkling’s down air, she pokes down her bow which, at the very very tip, can spike.
Grab: Amber uses something that she would normally not use: an arrow that is connected to a string that can pull opponents in! This wouldn’t be a tether, just a disjointed hitbox.
Pummel: Amber punches with her right hand in the opponent's face or chest depending on size.
Up Throw: Amber throws the opponent up and shoots an arrow up.
Forward Throw: Amber drops the opponent and kicks them away.
Down Throw: Amber lays the opponent down and uses a small version of Fiery Rain that launches the opponent away.
Back Throw: Amber throws the opponent under her legs as she does a leapfrog. This launches the opponent backwards.
Neutral Special: Sharpshooter
Shoot an arrow forwards that can be angled slightly. This move is a slightly spammable move that is a great poking tool. Amber can even dodge forwards slightly while using it, like Joker’s neutral special!
Side Special: Explosive Puppet
Send out a cute little bunny that will lock onto the closest foe, and explode next to them! Use this to distract the opponent so Amber can go in for the stock! Only one can appear on screen at a time, and each has a detonation time of one second when they reach the opponent’s location.
Up Special: Wind Glider
Like Steve’s, use an artificial pair of rings and glide forwards. This, however, is more similar to how it works in Genshin Impact, meaning that it doesn’t go wheee and is more controlled. This is also like Mr. Game & Watch’s up special in that as soon as you use an aerial, you go down!
Down Special: Fiery Rain
Amber shoots up an array of burning arrows into the sky that will fall onto a reticle on the ground. You can move the reticle at the cost of losing all mobility, and if you get hit you can no longer move the reticle, leaving the arrows to fall where the reticle was last. After two seconds, the arrows will fall, dealing the most amount of damage out of all the moves in Amber’s kit. Please note: Amber can be hurt by this move as well, so be cautious. This move also leaves her open and in a dangerous state.
The Final Smash!
Final Smash: Crimson Hero Of Mondstadt
Amber’s Final Smash begins like Link’s, shooting a big arrow forwards, leaving anyone who was first hit by the move to cut to a cutscene. It shows Mondstadt, infested by monsters, but then showing multiple flaming arrows falling from the sky, dealing a lot of damage to who is unluckily hit. If they are at a high enough percentage, then it will auto kill! Also the cutscene ends when Amber flies through the front of the screen.
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2023.05.30 01:15 LuizPSC is there a "zoomie" acessory for a not zoomie flashlight?

So my first flashlight was a offbrand one that i bought maybe 8 years ago, i liked it a lot, but this year all the damage over the years (especially on the zoom part, like is always talked here) are finally making them top part to fall off, so by for quite some years following this subreedit and some videos, i put the Sofirn sp35t as the one of i would wait for a sale.
So i bought last week and is here now, and i liking a lot, hope it will stay with me for almost a decade like my previous flashlight.
But i was wondering about the zoom in thing my other flashlight has, and i was wondering if there is something like outside the flashlight to make it this effect? i normally used the zoom feature of the previous flashlight mostly to create a beam to make some cats on the other side of the street to stop meowing at each other and causing all the dogs to bark at 3 am.
I guess maybe it is a simple as holding a monocle or spyglass in front of the beam of the new light?
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2023.05.30 01:01 3GSid [USA, MD] [H] Switch Collection Purge (Jrpgs, LRG, etc..)(Plus 3DS, gamecube, VITA, PS4 and more) [W] Nintendo Switch Lite console

Hello everyone, this is the other side of my sales post where I am specifically looking to trade for a few items (No sales, if interested go to my gamesale post).
As of the moment I am solely only looking for a Nintendo Switch Lite, preferrably in black or dark blue (But can do any color besides rose/pink).
If you have any questions feel free to ask, and thank you for looking at my post!
Nintendo Switch
Limited/Launch Editions
Opened/Not Sealed
Nintendo 3DS/DS)
Nintendo Gamecube
Playstation 2
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