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2023.06.02 23:48 LumpyFact6043 Gen. Range of Noise?

I have a generator set up perfectly in the middle behind my fire house base in Rosewood.
How far will zombies be able to hear it? Will they hear it from the front? How about behind the fences on each side?.
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2023.06.02 23:48 stevekite Bambu vs Prusa for PETG: Which Handles Engineering Filaments Better?

Hello 3dprinting,
I’m reaching out to the community for advice regarding two 3D printers: the Prusa and the Bambu. I’ve had good experiences with the Prusa in the past, particularly with PETG, but I’ve noticed that the latest model doesn’t seem to offer much improvement. On the other hand, the Bambu, with its sleek design and inbuilt cover, seems like a good fit, especially as I have a small child at home and safety is a major concern.
However, I’m hesitant about Bambu’s compatibility with PETG and similar engineering filaments. From what I understand, it requires a glue stick or a textured plate for successful printing, which doesn’t seem ideal when using the embedded LiDAR feature. Also, I’ve heard it might not be specifically tailored to handle materials like PETG.
I’d love to hear from those who’ve used either or both of these printers, particularly with respect to printing with PETG and other engineering-friendly filaments. Your experiences and advice would be hugely beneficial in helping me make this decision.
Thank you in advance for any insights or recommendations you might have.
Best regards.
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2023.06.02 23:47 smolcrackheadenergy TWICE Between 1&2 Album Review


To preface this review, I just need to say that this is going to be a very, very long read. Going through it myself just for the fun of it takes around 15 minutes — it's around 6k words of text, including references to the lyrics. So for the best experience, listen to the album beforehand to understand what the hell I was thinking when I wrote this review and set a good amount of time aside.
Another thing to get out of the way: yes, this is 9 months late

Between 1&2 💞

Album Review


Talk that Talk 🎙

One of the most perfect TWICE songs.
I think this is one of TWICE’s best sounding title tracks. Modulated synths, a thrumming bass line, distant bells, shimmering synths—the purpose of this song is to be fun and my god is it excellent at it, like… Sana and Chaeyoung are saying knock-knock-knock and beep-beep-beep as if they’re some kind of car. So much fun.
Dahyun, Tzuyu, and Jeongyeon’s vocals sound incredible in this intro. Dahyun’s voice sounds so full and smooth with that harmony layered on top. Tzuyu coming in with the Yes or Yes, Push & Pull, and 1 to 10 references — these are 5 years of song references in one line. And Jeongyeon closes the prechorus accompanied by a rising synth to drop into chorus one. Jeongyeon slays prechoruses.
The drums accelerate, the synths start blasting, and Jihyo opens to that party of a chorus with her godly vocals
Tell me what you want Tell me what you need A to Z da malhaebwa But shijageun ireoke hae Talk that talk ttak han madi Talk that talk L-O-V-E deullyeojweo ooh Now now now now now yeah~
This song’s chorus is so honest yet so simple; it asks the listener, in this case the other half of the relationship, to be more upfront and open with their love — never be scared of love — that before the relationship can continue and flourish there has to be a foundation and commitment of love between each other.
Now, back to this banger of a song. Beneath the Talk that Talk~ lines there’s this ascending synth bell that gently rings with each syllable and it sounds absolutely gorgeous. And the choreography during that part of the chorus is so so so so fun: from pretending that hands are talking, to that synergetic head bop and hand shuffle, to the deullyeojweo ooh! Oh my god Jihyo the deullyeojweo ooh…
Have I mentioned this song is fun?
Speeding through verse 2; Chaeyoung’s little part with the cat ears popping in the music video is adorable; Momo’s part with her solo choreography stretching out looks so damn cool; and Dahyun with her replay part sounds so lovely — although I think it sonically sounds a touch random, it makes sense thematically.
And now for this prechorus. Mina and Jihyo leading into it sound great BUT JEONGYEON… Now I am freaking out because she’s my ult bias, and this prechorus sounds almost identical to the first one, but the way she holds that final note, inflecting and enunciating the now~ for one more beat sounds so god damn perfect — the song almost teeters on a cliff edge, moments before diving into the chorus. Jeongyeon slays prechoruses.
Dropping into the second chorus and man, Jihyo killed that first chorus, but the way Nayeon delivers it just hits a bit different. She has an indescribable “pop” voice that stands out and shouts out loud this-is-THE-chorus. Jihyo’s voice brings the power, Jeongyeon has the allure, and Nayeon brings the energy. I think this is especially apparent in how she leads into the chorus and her A to Z da malhaebwa line: Jihyo starts the “tell” at 120% power whereas Nayeon waits until “what” to full-send the chorus; later in the chorus, she then highlights “malhaebwa” in a more pronounced and dynamic way before softening her voice again for her next line.
Another deullyeojweo ooh! Nayeon travels to Narnia, and Mina the engineer strikes again in this heavenly, underwater-esque bridge.
The simple words “I love you” That’s all I wanna hear Without hesitation, I’ll go up to you I’ll make it simple
And just tell you I love you
The word “love” is said for the first time in the song. There’s a funky keyboard-like instrument behind Chaeyoung’s part. Then Jihyo, Chaeyoung, and Nayeon take initiative in their lyrics, professing their love before closing the bridge.
And can I just say before finishing the song off with the part that makes it exceptional, that this is such a fun and repeatable song with many little intricacies hidden in the nonet’s vocals and the song’s production. This is the second time I’m writing about Talk that Talk and it’s word count pretty much quadrupled.
And now for the pièce-de-résistance: this final double chorus is exceptional — 40 seconds of crack-laced euphoria; Jihyo switches up the chorus, Dahyun comes in with her airy “Talk that Talk”, Momo coming out of nowhere with “oh yeah it sounds so good!” — you’re damn right it does.
The second half continues; Nayeon belting out “tell me what you need!”, about what I said earlier with Nayeon’s chorus where she plays with her vocal delivery, contrasting a really powerful line with a softer one, Jeongyeon does it too with her
han beon deo~ haejweo
geurae banggeum geu mal~
From Momo’s part onwards, this song SOARS. Nayeon brings the song to even higher highs and Jeongyeon continues it still with her melody before smoothly slowing it down for Tzuyu’s line, closing the song off with the final deullyeojweo ooh!
What a party.
What a song.

- The synths of all time
- The chimes during Talk-that-talk~
- Jeongyeon’s prechorus going into Nayeon’s chorus
- The entire, double-shot, last chorus
- Solid line distribution
Needs Work
- Hook (Tell me what you want) and accompanying choreography could be “catchier”
Life Highlight
- Singing (and dancing) my heart out when this song played during a K-pop club

This song feels like that bubbly, excited feeling right before, or during, a party, or any event that you really wanted to go to. It simply feels like unadulterated, pure, unbridled joy and elation and escapism. The synths and instrumentation really have to be commended alongside TWICE’s vocals. There’s just a warmth and happiness to this gosh darn song that feels so very TWICE.
Lyrics and theme-wise, if this were to have been TWICE’s last comeback, they’ve done the thing: they’ve done a Bildungsroman, a coming of age story.
TWICE debuted with a song about making your crush go ooh ahh. Years later, they started maturing after asking “what is love?” by imagining their crush responding with “yes” when asking them out and now concluding with the phrase “talk that talk, [talk that] L-O-V-E”, being upfront with the relationship, wishing their partner to also be happy, to commit to them, to feel the love that they want to impart on them. From gawking like ooh-ahh to talking out your shared love like real adults — to have a true relationship between one and two. I think there’s something poetic in that.
Harkening back to TWICE’s roots by combining mature thinking with youthful character, an incredible ending to look forward, and just simply being a club-banger that’s easy to listen to, TTT is an easy 10/10.


Queen of Hearts 👑

If there was one b-side to promote in a live clip, this was a solid choice.
Main producer: LDN Noise of SM
Helmed by LDN Noise going headlong into the Western boy-group rock-band aesthetic, Queen of Hearts is a boom boom clap song through and through. The drums are very prominent throughout the song, only giving room to riffs of electric guitar in the chorus to drive and continue the momentum of the song.
And speaking of the chorus, vocal line each got a chorus to flex and they did not fuck around
You ain’t ready for it
Watch me go~ watch me go~
Rule the world
Know you never doubted baby
I’mma go run the whole universe~
The cymbals crash, drums start booming, and the vocals… 3MIX all just so sound so equally good. And then followed by
Baby I was born to rule~~
Yeah I’m the queen, I’m the queen
And it’s all because of you~~
That I’m the Queen of Hearts
These looong held out notes performed by Jihyo and Nayeon are simply exquisite. Along with the shredding guitar, the drum set coming in full, the interludes by Dahyun, Momo, and Chaeyoung. This is the part of the song that always, always, give me goosebumps — it sounds so visceral, so energetic, so fun, so triumphant. Subjectively, boom boom clap songs can be hit or miss with people, but there is no denying that the pay off from the first part of the chorus to this second part is worth the wait.
The theme of the song so far has been kind of spread around the song. The chorus alludes to it with the line
And it’s all because of you
Mina and Chaeyoung show more sides of it in the second verse, especially with Mina’s phrase
And now that I’m surrounded by all my girls
We be shining bright like diamonds and pearls
It sounds really lovely — in a very cheesy and affectionate kind of way, as it rightfully should — song is about the girls and their fans. But the bridge is where the song truly shows it’s colours
Screaming out my name
See it in the stage lights
Feel so lucky just to have ya
Cause I know deep down I was meant for something bigger, greater
I know you’re seeing what I see
Yeah I’ll be everything you need
I know I’m gonna walk the walk
And talk the talk to be [the Queen of Hearts]
This is a song CONCEIVED TO BE PERFORMED FOR THE FANS. It’s meant to be loud. It’s meant to be unapologetic. It’s meant to be sappy. And it’s all the more wonderful for it.
This is the TWICEiest shit ever.
Like Talk that Talk, Queen of Hearts also has a killer closer. During the bridge, the production starts from a hushed guitar and bass drum duet with a touch a high hat, growing in intensity with a riser and harmonies at the end. The guitarist evolves in the background until finally going Super Saiyan and instead of supporting the drums, they take the centrepiece in tandem — eventually overtaking them with a little shred at the end of the chorus.
Then finally, the closing moments of the song even manages to squeeze in some more sappiness.
So thank you for the memories
You’re all the ones who made me~
So thank you for the memories
That I’m the Queen of Hearts
I still can’t believe that this banger is a FAN SONG out of all things. Truly, the TWICEiest shit ever.

- Adorable fucking lyrics
- Unrelenting, roaring chorus
- English and vocal flex
- Addicting guitar riffs
Needs Work
- Chaeyoung rapping in English in Korean songs somehow slaps harder than her English rapping in English songs
Life Highlight
- Walking home from a K-pop festival with this song playing, felt like a Queen of Hearts

I love these types of rock songs with how grunge and head-bang-able they are, there is just a certain nostalgic and cheesy quality to them that feels so appropriate and cozy. I don’t love putting them on repeat, because in this case I do believe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Perhaps more shredding, maybe even a guitar solo to rock out to, or more gusto from the drums, cymbals, bass guitar, or an accompaniment(!) of ad-libs from TWICE’s vocal line to support Jihyo’s chorus time? A ONCE can dream for a truly bombastic rock song from TWICE. But then again that distracts from the core of what this song is and that is a fan song undercover as a rock song.
Queen of Hearts has so much sweetness in its lyrics and message that its overflowing. The drums, guitar, and vocals can be as loud and intricate as they can, but the theme of this song is what makes it special from TWICE’s other rock songs. And with a good combination of attitude and heart to make it a surprisingly incredible song, especially for fans of this type of sound — it’s a 9/10 for me.


Basics 🌈

Quite possibly the jammiest (pun intended) song of the album.
Sole lyric-writing credit: Chaeyoung
A song written by the Strawberry Princess herself — an event similar in frequency to Blackpink’s releases with her last song being 2020’s silky Handle It — Basics first starts with an understated and dreamy delivery. After the first stanza, however, a bouncy Miami bass line emerges, revealing the true nature of the song: this is a classic summer bop!
The song stretches back and forth with which attitude it wants to showcase but that chorus knows for sure what it wants to be. If you’re not bopping your head to the bassline, you better be bopping your head to the melody. Chaeyoung loves rhyming in the first half the chorus to enhance its catchiness and she is damn good at it:
I wanna wanna wanna take it to the basics
da weonhae weonhae weonhae? seodureuji ma Baby
ppeonhae ppeonhae malhae mweohae da al tende
Ah yeah ah yeah ah yeah ah yeah
The “wanna”, “weonhae”, and “ppeonhae” all combine to create these slant (imperfect) rhymes that continue momentum without feeling repetitive, iteration by derivation for the nerds.
Another characteristic of Chaeyoung’s songwriting is her unapologetic liberties with the song’s line distribution when displaying what she wants to showcase: her rap. She ate the first rap, then she ATE THE SECOND RAP. Those are her only two parts in the song yet she’s still sitting on top of the (fair, imo) line distribution.
The first rap after the intro is, like already mentioned, very dreamy and bouncy, it’s pop with R&B flourishes and, in my opinion, this is Chaeyoung’s bag. Her tone is very sing-songy and laid back, fitting the buildup to the pre-chorus. Syllables are pronounced at a triplet pace with a quarter at the end of each bar to give the rap room to breathe, further adding to the relaxed nature of this verse. Also, the line rainbow bubblegum is so adorable and so Chaeyoung.
That second rap on the other half… sheesh.
taneun deut tteugeoun samak wie
yeppeuge pieonan jangmi gata
joshimseure naege dagaol ttae
nado moreuge jjilleobeoril tende
Translating to:
Above the hot, burning desert
It’s like a rose that bloomed beautifully
When you come to me slowly
I will prick you unconsciously
After the very Boy With Luv-sounding “ah yeah ah yeah, ah yeah ah yeah” comes an 8 bar split half and half between Chaeyoung and Momo. Coming from the chorus, the same triplet-triplet-triplet-quarter structure is repeated across most of the verses, however the production completely cuts out for the first 2 bars. This adds tension; the song yearns to have that bass beat thumping again and all we have in the audio space in those 2 bars is Chaeyoung spitting — and she damn delivered:
The rap feels slick, effortless, confident. Her diction remains sharp when enunciating each syllable but she doesn’t let the flow of her rap waver or build as her 4 bars go by, it’s just smooth and consistent throughout. Even the lyrics possess an aura of laid-back collectedness that is just so her.
The things Chaeyoung can do when given her pen.

- That sweet summer vibe of a chorus
- The “spaceship” post-chorus is killer
- Strawberries with some spicy raps
- Sure-footed, confident lyrics
Needs Work
- Perhaps an alteration of that ah yeah ah yeah line
- The way Jihyo did her pre-chorus line is good, Mina’s is great
Life Highlight
- After donating my hair, walking down the rainbow coloured areas of downtown Toronto with this song playing was very… fitting

This song is summer bliss distilled into 2:56 of MP3. It’s dreamy, the raps are satisfying, and the ending is very cute. I will say that although the second half of the song adds the crack-laced “spaceship” post-choruses and a floaty bridge with an incredible transition to the final chorus, the climax and killing parts of the song make it feel a bit front-loaded. And in an album stacked with incredible finishers, it feels more apparent.
With that said, it’s an 8/10 bop for me. This song is so radio-friendly and easy to put on and it feels exactly what Chaeyoung would make if she were given the reins to produce a pop song all on her own. The lyrics are non-chalant but full of meaning, the wordplay is intricate, the production is playful, and it’s not too in-your-face with the caliber of song that it is. Songs like Basics are the gold standard for good, simple, repeatable pop music and I’m happy that Chaeyoung got to test her pen in this genre.


Trouble 💃

One of the most enjoyable songs I’ve heard in a while.
Sole lyricist credit: Jihyo
Background vocals: Jihyo
Vocal director credit: Jihyo
Lead composer credit: Jihyo
There is an underlying tension within the first 4 bars of the song, Jihyo and Nayeon open it to a nondescript array of synths and then the stanza ends, Momo announces “let’s go”, the beat drops and it hits you:
This is a club song.
Toronto’s residential market needs this song injected into its veins because god damn this song has so so so much house in it.
The wobbly synth beat, the sprinkle of that house piano in the pre-chorus where the percussion is just about ready to explode, the ascension into this Cloud9 level chorus where
* Nayeon opens it using a breathy tone, with vocal chops serving as harmonies
* The blooming of the house piano to take centre stage
* Jeongyeon’s pronunciation of the word “trouble” almost sounding like a growl
* Chaeyoung slyly admitting “I like this trouble”
* The entirety of Tzuyu’s tro~oh~oh~ouble yeah~
* The descending melody of that house piano as the song ascends into euphoria
* Sana using her deep voice for the na~na~na~na
* Jihyo leading the vocals during the group synchronized T.W.I.C.E chant
This chorus is perfect.
And then.
This rap fucking slaps.
During the first 2 bars, Chaeyoung is keeping it calm because that endorphin trip of a chorus just ended but ayo, no-one, and I mean no-one on the whole damn Earth expected her to snap that hard in the last 2 bars:
You cannot resist this
I - I - I I - I - I
Cannot miss this, such a bliss
I - I - I - I I - I - I
Ima put it down down
I-I - I - I I - I
Oh yeah, better kiss kiss
I - I I - I - I - I
The lines below the lyrics are the notes.
Note: I’m not that well versed in this technical aspect of music theory but I digress.
This is all in the span of 2 bars where it’s
This is all in the span of 5 seconds.
Now, 25 syllables/5 seconds = 5 syllables per second isn’t groundbreaking, but god damn it these 2 bars sound so nice — if there is one part in this album I always repeat, it’s this.
The addition of that first quadruplet for “cannot miss this” in the midst of all the triplets sticks out and accelerates the flow of the rap while the following doublets and quadruplets help to destabilize and slow the rap down as the verse closes. And can I just point out:
Chaeyoung of course delivered the fuck out of her verse but THIS is what you get when you have a member not only write the words they’re saying but also the melody and flow with which they sing it in. This is what you get when a member knows the other members so well that when they write a song, they know how to make the group as a whole exceed. This is what you get when the artists you stan love doing artist shit.
For all the ranting I wrote on how much I love a damn good outro to close a song,
This outro slaps as well.
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble be-be by Momo
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble bay-be by Sana
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trouble bay-beh by Chaeyoung
Woo wee woo wee woo
I like this trou-ble by Jihyo
What an outro.
Like, come on, Nayeon’s imitating a police siren for crying out loud. And this is all after her ad-libs in the final post-chorus, after the pianist going full tilt and playing that piano as if it was their last day on Earth, after the final T.W.I.C.E chant by all the members, comes these blissful 20 seconds at the very end.
What a song.

- Theme of relishing in an uncontrolled love
- Mina and Sana’s melody in the pre-chorus
- Chorus
- Post-chorus
- Rap
- Outro
- Wees and woos
Needs Work
- Mina’s line of “falling down, falling down, falling down low” in verse 2 feels a bit too abrupt of a change — a bit out of place
Life Highlight
- After clubbing, I have a newfound appreciation for songs like these #noclubbingnolife

Need I say more, easy 9/10. The only reason I place Talk that Talk above Trouble is because of what that song represents but other than that, this song is the best “international” sound they’ve put out. Actually, I haven’t listened to Eyes wide open in a while but this song is up there with one of the most sonically pleasing pieces of work they’ve done.
Clubbing TWICE music has always been a thing since TT was birthed in 2016, and has been a staple of their discography since 2019’s Fancy You and Feel Special mini albums, but Trouble unapologetically dives into and fits the house genre so well you’d think that this is TWICE’s bread and butter sound.
Trouble is Jihyo’s magnum opus.
What a song.


Brave 💖

I first thought this was just a good song, then I read the lyrics.
Main producer: Slow Rabbit of HYBE
Gentle guitar plucks, shimmering synths, a distant keyboard in the right ear, in the left an occasional glockenspiel, the melodic oohs from the members — this song is PRETTY.
Once the chorus hits, the melodies pick up, more guitars get added, there’s even an electric guitar hidden in the mix somewhere, and the song evolves from a song with good vibes, to a song to dance to while crying in the club. And that’s without even delving into the lyrics.
The song describes a situation where the singer is in a darker place in life:
The night that was unusually dark
Above this terrifying world, felt so lonely
The world has grown in the time of wandering
So hard to breathe
It isn’t until another person gives them hope by calling them brave that they find the drive to keep on going, to keep on reaching higher highs, to try to be their truest self. Where has this theme been done before? Uhm…
Notable lyrics include:
A voice was heard makes me alive again
I was an endless maze, you became my sign
I’m never alone, so I’m never alone
My only believer
A dreamer that made me run further
This is such an emo song, oh my god. What makes it hurt even more that apparently, like how Feel Special can be interpreted, this song is centred around ONCE, which, again, is the TWICEiest shit ever. This group is so sappy and full of love, they deserve the whole world.

- Special lyrics
- Pleasant sound to vibe out to
- That gentle break after the first chorus
- Jihyo’s high note at the end
- A Nayeon Jeongyeon joint high note ⁉️
- Just pretty vocals throughout
Needs Work
- Potentially hard to read without translating the Korean lyrics
Life Moment
- Form of Therapy’s life motto revolves around the word “brave”. I don’t know where I got that from, but I remembered it right before watching his album reaction

I’m actually spoiled with the TWICE members’ easy-to-understand songwriting that when a song like this pops up where it isn’t written by a member and the thematic bits are mostly in Korean I just tend to forget about it in favour of the other songs on the album. And, especially for a song focusing on a theme like this where the English phrases don’t do the Korean lyrics enough justice, it does place a barrier the listening experience a bit, dropping it down to an 7/10.
With that anecdote out of the way, this song is just such a vibe, man. I know that sounds incredibly hippy to say but Brave is so mellow and smooth that I can’t help but sway a little when that chorus hits. And then I remember what the lyrics say and I stop and cry a bit on the inside. This song is so pure, raw, and full of heart — we need more songs like these where they just reminisce about life while putting up an upbeat front. Crying while dancing the night away as they say, or something along those lines.
Also now feels like a good time to get into my rating system. A 10/10 song for me is one of the best of an artist’s discography, songs that encapsulate their ideas perfectly or expand upon them in a meaningful way. 9/10s are borderline perfect songs where I sometimes have trouble comprehending how excellent they are. 8/10s are great songs with standout characteristics, and 7/10s are songs where I feel the flaws are too apparent or are simply just great songs that I’m less attracted to.


Gone 💨

Who the fuck pissed off Dubu this time??
Sole lyricist credit: Dahyun
It’s getting quite rare to see TWICE pull off brand new sounds because, with 218 songs under their belt, they’ve done so many genres and sub-genres varying from hyper pop, to bossa nova, to whatever 2020’s Go Hard is. So it’s surprising to know they’ve still got tricks up their sleeves and Gone is one of them.
The song starts with strings swinging back and forth and vocal chops dancing from ear to ear, teasing what’s yet to come. Jihyo enters the song with a whisper and the song sets its pace. A stagnant drum pad moves the song along and typical song convention would have Mina continuing the build but — it doesn’t. The song continues to simmer, adding a hint of high hat to the pot. And then, Sana and Tzuyu come on and surely the buildup has to bear fruit right?
Silence, until…
I see the lies on the top of your tongue
The strings emerge again on full blast, the simmer turns into a rolling boil, and the anger of the song is revealed.
All the fate I had towards you
Fades like a fog, gone, gone
Your flipping mind of doing this and that
I’m tired of it, it’s meaningless
In the beginning, it was hard to believe
With that, hatred increases
The singer is so scorned and burned from this relationship that they reminisce about all the effort they’ve put in since the beginning, but their “partner” is so unconcerned and unfaithful that they’ve just about had enough of the relationship altogether.
This has been Dahyun’s thing coming from 2020’s Bring It Back, 2021’s Cruel, and 2022’s That’s all I’m saying — emotionally charged breakup songs that make you feel as if she’s gone through a dozen bad relationships. Dispatch, do your job better, or don’t, I don’t really know.
Another highlight of the song is the post-chorus going into the bridge. This segment reiterates the structure from the first post-chorus — a barrage of drums supported by the rhythmic strumming of a bass guitar in the back along with a consistent synth filling out the soundscape. But this time, it’s Dahyun and Chaeyoung on the rap:
My limit, can’t stand it anymore
My patience, invisible
It’s lost, can’t find it, oh, it’s all gone
Even if I try to turn back, it’s too late
There’s no use for you anymore
All free, no tears, none left, it’s long Gone
Followed by Momo and Dahyun holding down the bridge
With your flipping mind, you’re on the way out
I know that you know what I’m talking ‘bout
Nothing you could say
That could turn this ‘round
I’m Gone
[English translation adjusted to fit the cadence of the Korean syllables.]
Continuing the disrespected theme of the song, Dahyun notes that she’s finally had enough; instead of reasoning and pondering to herself the mistake that this relationship was, she concludes that it’s time to pack her bags and go. Chaeyoung adding on that there’s no point salvaging what was once there for all of it is long gone.
Momo and Dahyun round it off by telling the listener that there’s no point trying to reason with them or playing naive, they fucked up and there’s no coming back.
Can I just say, it is a bit of a shame that Chaeyoung’s rapping popped off in this album whilst Dahyun only has this one verse that she shares with Chaeyoung, but it just sounds so good how Dahyun eases in after the chorus with her light rapping tone and transitioning into singing. She even holds the “gone” in a little crescendo for some added pizzazz.
And, there’s no way I’m not going to talk about Momo’s vocals in this bridge. Damned if she only got 1 line to use it in, her lower register is incredible. She sounds so smooth singing in this tone. All of TWICE do in particular but there is nary a weak vocal performance in this album.
To close the song off, a wash of synths get to have their shine in the spotlight, showered with Nayeon’s belting, signifying the dramatic and drawn out conclusion of this partnership. As an aside, I think this outro sounds like a GOT7 song.

- They’ve still got a few surprises left
- Thundering chorus
- 2nd rap and bridge combo
- Bitter, crumbling relationship theme
Needs Work
- I’m not a huge fan of Momo’s delivery in the 1st rap — she may have the best tone of the rap line but she has less experience
- The post-chorus in general, specifically the first one, can be a bit tiring on repeat listens
Life Highlight
- Actually, I think this song sounds like a mix between a GOT7 song, BLACKPINK’s Love To Hate Me, and Dahyun’s Bring It Back. I don’t know where I got this thought synthesized from, but it stuck

Going back to that point about the first rap, or, more accurately, that first post-chorus as a whole; songs that have the production continue unchanged into the post-chorus/2nd verse are very hit or miss for me. And with a chorus as powerful as this, I’m expecting what follows to either contrast or “snap” into place right after the chorus. The post-chorus going into the bridge contrasts Dahyun’s light tone with the hard-hitting production, continuing the energy until it slowly fades into silence at the end of the bridge.
I guess how I view the first post-chorus is that it’s somewhere in the middle. Momo’s rap is trying to match the intensity of the production while Chaeyoung slows it down to lead into verse 2, but Momo’s delivery isn’t as clean as Dahyun’s. That could be attributed in part to the amount of lyrics, the vocal director, the melody constructed for that specific part, or just how loud the production is compared to the vocal mix — it could be any one of those factors because Momo, as proven by Hello, is capable of an insane flow.
Either or, as much as TWICE have been experimenting with their sound for the past 4 years now, I’m happy they’re still finding new ways to explore what they’re capable of. And for that alone, even though I’m not a big fan of songs like these where they rely on sounding “big”, Dahyun’s lyricism and the thrill I receive every time I indulge myself in this song when I listen to it in the first time in a while elevates it to a 8/10. Keep on breaking hearts, Dubu.


When We Were Kids 🧸

Press play to reminisce, pull up lyrics to cry
Sole lyricist credit: Dahyun
This song is so beautiful. I’m totally not writing this song review, crying on the bus, reminiscing about my childhood, while just having turned 21. I don’t know if these are happy or sad tears but this song is so beautiful either way.
Warm synths, muted piano, a gentle high hat, the younger members starting off the song — this has to be up there for one of the softest TWICE songs ever. And as it should, it’s one of the TWICEiest songs ever. And then Nayeon comes in
Invincible superheroes, we wanted to be adults
To the higher, clearer world
The chords start swelling, the high hat keeps pace, and then the harmonies come in
Remember when we were kids
When we were kids, we didn’t know
If we could go back
I will love it even more
Remember when we were kids
Jihyo takes up the second half of the chorus as it drops, trading the strings for an almost R&B synth production — if choir R&B takes off, this song started it. The song relishes in this cacophony of warm sounds until going back into its sparse and peaceful verses.
This time, the hints of piano are louder, little twinkling synths begin to shimmer, the drum buildup comes and Jeongyeon drives the song straight into the chorus. No time for the strings to build like in Nayeon’s — this song loves its chorus so much.
And can I just take this time to appreciate the amount of Jeongyeon vocals in this album. Her voice is so clean, stable, and projected — but also more tender and soft compared to the more pronounced tones of Nayeon and Jihyo.
The bridge comes in, repeating the phrase
I wish that I could meet
Could meet the younger me
Giving the song time to rest, before building back up to the last chorus — this time lead by Jihyo, transitioning from the bridge with her own unique lead-in, completing the 3MIX trifecta. And interestingly enough, Chaeyoung follows up in the second half of the chorus, rather than another member of the vocal line. She really did pop off in this album.
As the last chorus begins to close, the percussion at its strongest, the harmonies as prolific as they can get, the background choir vocals cranked up to their Sunday best, is the song going to end? Of course not! This is an album full of banger endings as if the songs don’t want to actually end, and When We Were Kids being the album closer very much indulges in that feeling.
After a brief refrain, supported by Nayeon’s high note with a touch of vibrato, the song almost dives back into a fourth chorus. Nayeon and Jeongyeon harmonize — an especially rare and heavenly moment. And the song repeats the bridge, reiterating that they want to meet their younger selves, this time with the more lush R&B production before closing with silence, a few piano notes, and Tzuyu singing the last line of the song
Oh, we were kids
Reflection, acceptance, hope.
What a song.

- Heavenly vocals throughout
- Generous harmonies
- Relatable, heartfelt lyrics
- Euphoric chorus
- Great closer to the album
Needs Work
- Refrain after the last chorus could’ve been executed better
Life Moment
- For an album titled Between 1&2, I don’t think anything hits harder than finishing the song reviews, with this song in particular, during your 21st birthday

I wrote the first part of this review during the beginning of November. Then school, life, and other things got in the way of my headspace for me to feel confident about wrapping all of this up. In a way, I felt like I just didn’t want this review to end because of the sheer joy that writing gives me. I didn’t want the happiness to end. And then it hit me, after watching a YouTuber rank animated movies and them placing Spirited Away at the top and explaining “why” reminded me of just how important growing up is, and by extension this song.
This theme is important for both the rookie TWICE members in 2015 and the teenagers who would follow their journey and grow up with them, facing life’s obstacles along the way. Hardships that used to only involve family, crushes, hell, even what my next Instagram story should look like, evolve into working and commitments and all the struggles that adult life brings. Being a kid and enjoying the simple things in life is one of the most sought after moments we want to relive because we took growing up for granted. The only thing we can do now is look back on ourselves with fondness and rose-tinted lenses.
TWICE’s marketing message was originally to resonate with people through their senses and their hearts. That was during their debut, and I think it still holds up today. Touching people through their emotions is what TWICE, in my opinion, does best and is what makes them one of K-pop’s all time greats. It was never about having the best numbers, it was always about being the best idols. And to think that this journey of maturation and growth would occur from 2015 all the way to this song, being a fitting nod to TWICE’s 7th anniversary, I don’t think anyone at the company nor the group would ever imagine that they could get this far. It’s these nine women or none — 10/10.


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2023.06.02 23:47 almood Is there a higher risk of getting metal in the tattoo from a SnP?

I'm a MRI physicist so I have to be careful about what kinds of piercings and tattoos I get. If some metal gets into the tattoo then it will burn off of me when I do protocol development. I have plenty of tattoos that never react in the MRI, but none are SnP. It would seem like the nature of SnP tattoos would cause the needle to flake. I want to ask before I go down that route if anyone has any experience getting trace metals in their skin from a stick and poke tattoo.
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2023.06.02 23:47 N1kkiisawesm3 Chance a Hispanic Female Junior for Top Schools

Demographics: Mexican and White, Female, Junior, LGBTQ+ Community, Middle to Low Income
Intended Major: Political Science, Government, Law
SAT: None Yet, but practice test 1450
GPA: Weighted 4.28 (School doesn't do Unweighted)
Coursework: Freshman (APHuG, honors core subjects, Mandarin, 1st year Engineering Course (dual enrollment)), Sophmore (APSem, APEuro, honors core subjects, Mandarin, 2nd year Engineering Course / Architecture (dual enrollment)) Junior (APCalc, APPhy1, APLang, APUSH, Mandarin, Capstone Engineering Class, Dance)
Senior Coursework: APPsych, APResearch, APStats, APGov, APEcon, APLit, Principles of Engineering Course
Awards: Won 2 Student Pitch Competitions through the Chamber of Commerce, 3 VEX Robotics Awards, Students of the Month, Engineering Award from ROP, District Science Fair, Debate Awards, Member of Quill and Scroll
Extracurriculars: VEX Robotics (this is a huge point in my application as I modify technology for people with disabilities to use), JSA, Debate Team, A part of Club Fencing, University of Chicago Summer Program (for this summer), Georgia Tech Summer Program, Womxn in STEM, Vice President of the School Newspaper, FBLA, A part of a Youth Action Committee under a Congressmember (who agreed to give me a letter of rec), NHS, Volunteer over at my old elementary school (mom is on the PTO, so I am at every event),
Schools: Boston University, As many Ives as I can, Columbia, Notre Dame, Dartmouth, Stanford, UPenn, Purdue, Rice
Please be super honest, and I would appreciate any suggestions on college/application. Thank you in advance!
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2023.06.02 23:47 PyteOak What are the limitations of plugging an HDMI to DisplayPort converter into a laptop for VR?

First i'd like to state that i currently own an Acer Nitro 5 with a 1650 in it. Unfortunately this model lacks DisplayPort so i have to stick with the HDMI port and get only 60Hz from it.
I heard that some people use HDMI to DisplayPort adapters in order to connect their VR glasses into their laptops and they seem to work just fine. Are there some limitations to using this type of converter? If so, even if i think of using it for an external monitor, will i be able to get 144Hz with it, or am i still going to be stuck at the 60's?
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2023.06.02 23:46 VEXtheMEX How can I remove this chinese lantern from the middle of my hydrangea?

How can I remove this chinese lantern from the middle of my hydrangea?
Per Google Lens, this is a Chinese lantern growing in the middle of my hydrangea. What's the safest way to remove it? Do I simply rip it out or is this a cut it to the ground situation?
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2023.06.02 23:46 Bubbly_Gap_9421 Feeling fatigued and losing weight due to phagophobia

Losing weight feeling fatigued weak due to phagophobia
I eat one half of meal per day and that's my attempt of getting eating back to normal, pushing myself to think that food consumption is a completely normal process that I'm little to no controll of. My weight is about 46,6 kg/101 pounds, 20 year old female height 167 cm. I cant find my answers whenever its safer to eat foods without skin like peeled potatoes rice buckwheat or peas skin cannot be chewed and they can get stuck in my windpipe and coughing wouldnt help as they can stick nearby my trachea and never be forced out by my windpipe if my caughing receptors reflex. I'm gonna be an even more picky eater if my condition doesnt heal, cant eat meat vegetables besides potatoes beetroots onions - the ones I have most common at home. I'm scared I'm gonna die by swallowing spit the wrong way or liquids or swallowing accidentally a piece of metal from metal cans, sometimes I'm not able to swallow my food at all and I leave it or spit out, i havent eaten properly for 2 months. I feel weak and my fingers rather be let rested and so do my hands, feels like my weight wants to give up and sleep, it's all out of my control. I didnt want this anxiety, I've been diagnosed with OCd and other neurodivergent disorders, its getting worse before I swallow I do my rituals so I can for sure know it's safe to swallow I'm just tired my fingers are tired I'm scared I'm actualy gonna die because my left side of lungs are in pain and I barerly can move myself I only leave room to play video games. How do I help myself?
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2023.06.02 23:46 Drakolf Report on the 'Alex' Incident:

Alex the Human didn't stand out, aside from his weird, gangly limbs and reliance on a metallo-vitreous construct to see. The first few weeks had passed with held breaths and careful maneuvering, but unlike many of louder and more violent specimens, this one was quiet, polite, even asked for common phrases to indicate such things as 'thank you' and 'please'.
He was a dutiful member of the crew, maintained his station and kept it clean, almost spotless, and while it did take some getting used to the occasions that he would rock back and forth in his seat or his insistence on non-standard modification of his uniform because it was 'rubbing him the wrong way', we all realized this Human was tame.
Moreover- and this was a great blessing from Y'ttra the Benevolent- he kept to himself and only mingled with the crew during meal times, when he'd bring his holodeck with him and tap at the keyboard.
When asked what he was doing, he would always answer, "Oh, I'm just getting a little writing in." He never refused to elaborate, but as the contents of what he was writing appeared to be fictional, we never pressed the issue.
He served with us for five years before the Incident. Command had deemed it important that a certain minimum of interpersonal contact was to be maintained between the crew to ensure productivity and efficiency. Bartu, the Graxx, was paired with Alex, and based on his attempts to communicate with the Human, it seemed he was just as incapable of getting him to 'open up', with most attempts resulting in increasingly terse and short statements as to what he was doing and what he liked.
We do not know what Bartu did exactly that set the Human off, it could have been his attempts at physical force to get him to pay attention, or the raised voice, or him shutting down the holodeck and taking it away. All I knew was one moment, I was speaking with Ettra about what I was planning to do on my next leave, and the next, the Human had managed to tackle the physically larger and stronger Graxx to the ground, screaming at the top of his lungs at a register too intense for our translators to pick up.
The result, Bartu had been beaten into unconsciousness, and Alex had retreated to his quarters for several weeks on end, refusing to see anyone and taking his meals inside.
Strangest of all, when he did come out of his quarters, he did so having handwritten a note in perfect Graxxtari apologizing for his behavior, with a request to not touch his Holodeck in the future.
Further probing- done gently to prevent provoking him further- led to him saying the longest statement he'd ever given.
"Oh, that. Sometimes I get too overwhelmed and have a meltdown. He just kept bothering me and it got too much, and I shouldn't have gotten too upset over him shutting off my Holodeck, I just hadn't saved my progress in a while."
Command has wisely chosen to exempt him from mandatory interpersonal contact, and we have not had a similar incident since.]
-Report on the 354 Galactic Standard Cycle Incident aboard the 'Silversong' Research Ship.
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2023.06.02 23:45 St0pX Besides the stupidity of sticking the muzzle in the water, these idiots seem clueless that bullets ricochet off rocks.

Besides the stupidity of sticking the muzzle in the water, these idiots seem clueless that bullets ricochet off rocks. submitted by St0pX to facepalm [link] [comments]

2023.06.02 23:45 isaidspaghetti Finish Recommendation for Home Depot's Red Colored Pressure Treated Lumber?

I'm building a wedding/garden arbor out of Home Depot's red-colored ground contact pressure treated lumber (pictured).
Can anyone recommend or provide examples of different finishes for these? I like the existing color, but am expecting it will discolor less if I have some kind of sealer / transparent finish on it? Id like to retain as much of a redwood-ey color, but can't find info on how a finish will interact with the dye.
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2023.06.02 23:45 Tenicusd I need help picking levels.

I am currently playing a lvl 2 shadow sorcerer lvl 2 undead warlock. My stats are str 10, dex 13, con 14, int 13, wis 12 and chr 16. Do I want to take another lvl in warlock to get lvl 2 pact slots, pact of the tome for more cantrips and which lvl 2 spells or just go more into sorcerer for metamagic. Should I take warlock to lvl 6 for the undead abilities and lose out on lvl 8 and 9 spells or stick to sorcerer. We are playing a homebrew story and are party consists of a goblin barbarian, half elf bard, saytr bard, gnome wizard, warforged druid and a halfling rogue. I don't know which would be better, I know I have delayed spell and asi progression but it makes since for my back story. Any feedback is appreciated.
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2023.06.02 23:45 Puzzleheaded_Sky_564 House valued as “nil valuation”

I own a house in close proximity to a working farm but it is completely separate I.e. boundary wall and fence separating house from farm, house has own driveway, no rights of way, no shared access etc.
The house has been up for sale and we recently agreed a sale with a purchaser. When the mortgage company carried out the valuation survey the surveyor valued the property as “nil value” due to proximity of farm. Is this common? Do we have any legal recourse against the surveyor?
We have never heard of this before, it leaves us in a terrible position as we have considerable debt to pay for the house & this would seem like we are now stuck with the house.
Advice welcome.
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2023.06.02 23:44 Bubbly_Gap_9421 Losing weight and feeling fatigued due to phagophobia

Losing weight feeling fatigued weak due to phagophobia
I eat one half of meal per day and that's my attempt of getting eating back to normal, pushing myself to think that food consumption is a completely normal process that I'm little to no controll of. My weight is about 46,6 kg/101 pounds, 20 year old female height 167 cm. I cant find my answers whenever its safer to eat foods without skin like peeled potatoes rice buckwheat or peas skin cannot be chewed and they can get stuck in my windpipe and coughing wouldnt help as they can stick nearby my trachea and never be forced out by my windpipe if my caughing receptors reflex. I'm gonna be an even more picky eater if my condition doesnt heal, cant eat meat vegetables besides potatoes beetroots onions - the ones I have most common at home. I'm scared I'm gonna die by swallowing spit the wrong way or liquids or swallowing accidentally a piece of metal from metal cans, sometimes I'm not able to swallow my food at all and I leave it or spit out, i havent eaten properly for 2 months. I feel weak and my fingers rather be let rested and so do my hands, feels like my weight wants to give up and sleep, it's all out of my control. I didnt want this anxiety, I've been diagnosed with OCd and other neurodivergent disorders, its getting worse before I swallow I do my rituals so I can for sure know it's safe to swallow I'm just tired my fingers are tired I'm scared I'm actualy gonna die because my left side of lungs are in pain and I barerly can move myself I only leave room to play video games. How do I help myself?
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2023.06.02 23:44 plmll My bf’s new dog was ran over by a car today and he is shocked

Hi everyone!
I need advice from dogs owners because I’ve never had a dog or a pet in my life before. This post concerns my boyfriend (21m).
He lives with his family in a very trafficked area and he has a big backyard and a small front yard and fences all around. They have had 3 dogs for 8 years that are trained to go outside without the leash and they follow whoever is taking them on a walk.
The dog (Chanel)that died today was the newest addition to the family. His mom got her just a little over two weeks ago and the dog was literally her joy and her happiness. Chanel wasn’t allowed to leave the front yard because she wasn’t used to going outside without running around but when my boyfriend opened the gate to let the other three dogs out with him, she escaped and found herself in the middle of the road. My bf tried to stop the cars and catch her but she was very scared and confused and ran under a moving car. There was nothing he could do to save her.
Now he feels like this is all his fault because he should have been more careful, his mom doesn’t even want to talk to him and seeing her like this is destrying him.
I can only imagine how traumatic must be to see your own dog did so abruptly and I have never seeing his so remorseful and eaten up by guilt.
How do I emotionally help and support him and his mom?
I’ve also been thinking about finding a new dog for the future (same breed as Chanel) but I don’t know if that would be appropriate or if it would just make things worse. Again, I’ve never had a pet in my life so please don’t judge me.
Thank you so much
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2023.06.02 23:44 St0pX Besides the stupidity of sticking the muzzle in the water, these idiots seem clueless that bullets ricochet off rocks.

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2023.06.02 23:44 Ancient-Peanut6095 [PC/MAC] [2006-2008?] Desert FPS Zombie Sniper Survival

So back in the day me and my buddy always downloaded those free games from Softonic, so the game I’m trying to find could be a demo from the full game.
Graphics/art style: For the time being realistic. The overall color scheme of the game was very orange/yellow. example: the grass was yellow dried up (what impressed me at that time is dat you’ll could change the density of the grass, lol)
Notable characters: Zombies or Infected farmers with overalls.
I believe there was a small videointro before you could play the game, where a pilot is crashing down in grass field after that. You spawn in a small outdoor map (Texas vibes?) surrounded by barbed wire fences with a day and night cycle, a big rock in the middle with an old wooden windmill on top. I remember you could only shoot with a sniper. And the gameplay was to survive endless of waves from Zombies/Infected farmers.
The attached link is exactly how I remember the game, but the picture is more like a point an click game, where in the game I’m looking for you could roam around and run freely.
I've been looking for this game for ages now!
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2023.06.02 23:44 huddbudd why didn’t i trip???

why didn’t i trip???
so last night i took 1.5 grams of GT mushrooms. i ground them up and put them in tea. they weren’t fully dry but they where for the most part. anyway, so i put them in my tea bag and steep for maybe 30 minutes. i drink the tea, i wait an hour. nothing. so then i went and ate 1g flat out. i chewed it up and swallowed it. again, nothing. are these not magic mushrooms lmao?? they’re bruising blue so i assumed they would be. what did i just eat😂
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2023.06.02 23:43 Bubbly_Gap_9421 Losing weight feeling fatigued weak due to phagophobia

I eat one half of meal per day and that's my attempt of getting eating back to normal, pushing myself to think that food consumption is a completely normal process that I'm little to no controll of. My weight is about 46,6 kg/101 pounds, 20 year old female height 167 cm. I cant find my answers whenever its safer to eat foods without skin like peeled potatoes rice buckwheat or peas skin cannot be chewed and they can get stuck in my windpipe and coughing wouldnt help as they can stick nearby my trachea and never be forced out by my windpipe if my caughing receptors reflex. I'm gonna be an even more picky eater if my condition doesnt heal, cant eat meat vegetables besides potatoes beetroots onions - the ones I have most common at home. I'm scared I'm gonna die by swallowing spit the wrong way or liquids or swallowing accidentally a piece of metal from metal cans, sometimes I'm not able to swallow my food at all and I leave it or spit out, i havent eaten properly for 2 months. I feel weak and my fingers rather be let rested and so do my hands, feels like my weight wants to give up and sleep, it's all out of my control. I didnt want this anxiety, I've been diagnosed with OCd and other neurodivergent disorders, its getting worse before I swallow I do my rituals so I can for sure know it's safe to swallow I'm just tired my fingers are tired I'm scared I'm actualy gonna die because my left side of lungs are in pain and I barerly can move myself I only leave room to play video games. How do I help myself?
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2023.06.02 23:43 jayhasapen [M4A] "The Faceless" [Faceless Speaker x Artist Listener] [Costumer ] [Face reveal] [Frightened Listener] [Backstory] [A Request]

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Thank you ❤️
[M4A] "The Faceless" [Faceless Speaker x Artist Listener] [Costumer ] [Face reveal] [Frightened Listener] [Backstory] [A Request]
Speaker knocks on the door and Listener opens it
[Speaker's voice is slightly muffled and distorted]
"Good night , are you ..."
Speaker whispers
"Are you the Facemaker, Old Hope Street?"
Speaker exhales heavily
"Good thank God. I have a request, could I come in ?"
Listener let's the Speaker in
"Yes I know , no identity changes. Nothing with the law."
"I know I look...suspicious. The mask... The sunglasses in the middle of the night, but I promise I'm not . I just need a favour."
Speaker takes off his mask and sunglasses and places them on the table
"I'm ... faceless."
Listener gets frightened and hits up in the chairs behind them before falling
"Hey! Are you alright?"
Speaker's voice gets softer as he backs away from the panicked Listener
"It's okay, I'm stepping back . I just wanted to know if you're fine. "
"I won't come any closer. I swear to you."
"Please just hear me out... Just a little?"
"Okay fine I'll answer your questions first."
"As I said, I'm faceless. Barely any eyes, nose or even a mouth. Just a melted distorted nothingness. I thought seeing different species roaming around all these years would make people a little desensitized when they see someone as peculiar as me ."
"Yeah there aren't many faceless people,plus we aren't spoken about that much anyway. We are signs of the government's mistake. Why would they publicize us?"
"As there was a buzz in the news about us they made sure to kill it... So I can't blame you for being frightened."
Speaker laughs nervously
"Granted I did feel a little shitty ."
"The apology does help. How about a helping hand for mutual understanding? You've been on the ground for a while."
Speaker helps Listener to their feet
"Now that we're on equal footing you don't mind if I finish answering your question right?"
"A seat? Why thank you. I feel like we're making fast progress here. I've been upgraded to a guest ."
"Definitely not a jab to make you feel bad . I promise."
"Of course, of course, back to your question. We're standard victims of what military testing did to our environment. We started to change. Change can be frightening, change can be lonely. I saw my mom change, I saw my dad change and then I felt myself change. I couldn't tell you any specifics as to what caused this . They didn't know either and that was the worst part. They wanted us to be a little secret.
We were barred from getting out and it took years for us to slip a word out about our captivity. "
Speaker sighs
"There were human rights meetings and inter-species rights meetings. Technically we were humans but technically we became something else. The Council finally ruled that the military held us illegally and breached our rights. They had to let us go. Being locked away for years under military control really does a number on you. Even though we were free, we still felt captured."
Speaker's voice lowers
"We weren't who we used to be and they made sure that over all those years they told us that we would never be accepted because of how we looked... like a terrible mistake."
"I feel stupid... embarrassed to say that they were right. Since becoming faceless, I've never heard another kind word or compliment. So we still hide... we still cover our faces and our community stays isolated. I still wanted to be the person I was before, the person who still had a face and fit in somewhere. I came to the city and realized I could not be the person I was."
Speaker laughs uncomfortably
"You don't have to apologize for asking. I'm really desperate, I probably would have told you my story to get pity points anyway."
"I asked around, I know you are a special type of artist. They showed me your work, how your face masks look so real and natural. I've been trying to remember my old face before I completely changed. I do have this picture but I was really young so I don't know what I should look like now. To be honest, I don't think I'm strong enough to live this way so that's why I came to you. I'm on my last straw. I'm willing to give you everything to get even a semblance of what my face used to be even if it's just a mask ."
"Ahh ..."
Speaker sighs nervously
"That's a good question. I'd be curious too. Amplifier for my hearing but I have very low vision. You see they are mostly grown over on my left side so the narrow line of sight that I have is over on my right. I've managed to get a locator implanted. They're muff that cover where my ears were and that's how I hear you. "
"Oh so you've heard of it. Yeah my locator is in it. "
Speaker laughs
"It's really sick how they police our assistive equipment. Considering it's their fault. I had to sacrifice a lot to get this. My parents had to sacrifice so much to get this. In the name of giving me some sense of normalcy back. I'm grateful but I'm bitter about it. "
"You look curious. You can ... Ahh... Inspect it.
Listener leans over to take a look at the device and it clicks startling them
"It's because you're that close. It's alright, it's the proximity sensor. "
"Yeah I think the obnoxious beeping would make me more of an outcast. The clicks are.... Polite and quiet."
"I haven't heard it in a while. Nobody has been this close . Especially on purpose."
"Of course the artist must look at the canvas."
"I've really gotten used to it. I got it fairly young so it has become second nature. And it's even better when people go out of their way to stay away from you."
"You can laugh."
Speaker says softly
"It was funny to me..."
Speaker says shyly
"But the fact that you were close enough to hear it... That stunned me a bit."
"I know it's a lot to take in and it's late to inspect everything. You don't need to say a thing right now. I'd just like for you to take my request into consideration with what you've seen... Please."
"Here's my number . You could just call when you've made a decision. Naturally I move around at night so a 2am decision doesn't need to wait until the sun is out. "
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2023.06.02 23:43 Obesity-Won-Kenobi Nature of Abandonment (12/?)

Next Chapter is quite the interesting development~...
Memory Transcription Subject: Governor Tarva of The Venlil Republic
Date [Standard Human Time]: November 4, 2136
Much needed to be done to prepare for the delegation towards humanity. We had to see the general response from all these species we contacted were, and that provided a mixed bag of results… The Rejukinar were the last race that begrudgingly accepted the invitation, their population was the least accepting of the idea of sending an ambassador… with only 29% of the hexapedal purple reptiles outwardly expressing their approval of the plan… the average approval rating between all species was a resounding 72%... All of us have left the federation in its entirety…
The gathering of ambassadors from all the species that the allies contacted on Venlil Prime was the final step… Shuttles from all the different species were gathering together at the Capitol building, with a crowd forming around the building to watch the Ambassadors arrive on the landing platforms…
There was a buzz of activity both Inside and outside, the ambassadors were gathered around in the lobby area, many with drinks in hand as they conversed about this excursion, they were about to partake in…
We all knew this was a dangerous thing we were going to do… and we all knew it wasn’t because the humans were predators…
It’s because they were hateful of us…

And they have every right to be…
But this needed to be done.
I took a spoon and clanged it against my glass to gather everyone's attention, the room fell silent as all the other 89 ambassadors turned to look at me… I began my speech, “We have tarnished and harmed innocent people simply based on the crime of existing… What has been done to humanity is not a thing that should be celebrated by anyone with a conscience. This is the collective effort… one we must make to appease humanity, and hope that we might find allegiance once again… even if it’s as a vassal…”
There were a few gasps and murmurings as I mentioned the word…
“Are you sure that this is the best course of action we should take? We could still win in a war with the humans…”
I scowled at the comment made by the Duertian Ambassador…
“You DARE to wish more harm on a people who offered us so much good? Only for us to take everything they hold dear away?! You might as well ally with the Arxur for wanting such a thing!”
They all gasped at me for my comment… I will agree I was a bit rash, but we need to do this, or our extinction is inevitable… I continued before the Duertian could continue…
“We have treated humans the way the Arxur have treated us… We need to be better for them the same way humans have done the same for us…” Those words seemed to make many look down, others simply sighed and nodded in agreement… I spoke once more, “The ship is waiting for us on the main landing platform…”
I began to walk out the door that led to the ship… others began to follow suit… Many waiting outside began to take photos from the fences… This was an important moment in galactic history… and I was one of the few that understood that this was very much the deciding moment of all of our races…
Just as I reached halfway on the platform… I felt a massive shockwave… the sound of the boom that it made was a terrifying one… I opened my eyes…

And then I saw it…
Memory Transcription Subject: Elias Meier, Secretary general of the UN…
Date [Standard Human Time]: November 4, 2136
So they were preparing a delegation? How amusing… to think that they thought they would even get the chance to approach Sol…
After everything, none of them will ever enter Sol space again. So to make things easier for them? I will go about speaking to them in person myself…
My ship exits hyperspace directly in the middle layer of their atmosphere, and begins to descend rapidly… I order for the ship to level out and begin to begin burning it to move directly above the capital… From the Venlil’s perspective, it probably looked like the wrath of God descending upon them, that thought made me chuckle a bit… I get up and make my way to the hangar bay to descend down to the building…

As my shuttle descended, I got a better look at the scene unfolding on the surface… many Venlil were screaming as they ran away in fear… but quite a few were simply frozen at the sight of the massive vessel… The ambassadors on the platform of the Capitol building stood still in fear…
The shuttle placed down upon the platform just before the ambassadors with the rear hatch turned to face them. When the door folded out for the ramp for me to exit… Their eyes widened in utter horror…
It’s all oh…
To know everything that they’ve done is standing before them, a monster they have made to claim his rightful place above them all… This feeling… of dominance… oh how I love it~... they will obey the monsters they have made… or be their victims… they’d better…
I’ll ensure it… and I have a few ways to ensure that~
I walked towards them, Cameras from the crowd beyond the fence were trained upon me… I walked towards Tarva… the Venlil seemed to shrink when I peered down at her with all of my heads… The four extra mechanical heads I had opened their teeth mouths open to ensure to them I was ready to be hostile the moment I needed to be…
“W-W-W-wh-ho… a-ar-re y-y-ou??” Tarva asked, her eyes expressing more fear than ever before…
I chuckled at the scene before me, let’s have some fun~...
“You don’t recognize the monster you made of me, Tarva???
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2023.06.02 23:41 TechnicalShirt826 Luton Town PremierLeague odds

Matches against final ladder position 12 and down: P-26 W-16 D-7 L-3 GD+19
Matches against final ladder position 11 and up: P-20 W-6 D-9 L-5. GD+2
If we break down the top 5 teams from the top 11 the results are:
P-10 W-2 D-4 L-4
If the whole championship was filled with teams with the same level of competition from the top 5. We would finish a 46 game season with:
P-46 W-9.2 D-18.4 L-18.4 Points= 45 and we'd finish in ladder position 21/22
Percentages: Win 20% Draw 40% Loss 40%
Premier league is 60 percent better so I've heard, but let's stick with 50 percent instead.
Percentage in Premier league:
Win 10% Draw 20% Loss 70%
38 matches
Wins= 3.8 draws= 7.6 loss= 26.6
Points= 19.5 points. FYI SouthHampton finished on 25pts
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