Fists of steel skyrim

The Stormcloak Rebellion.

2013.08.07 01:20 kennyFACE117 The Stormcloak Rebellion.

We are the nords of skyrim! We will take back our home!

2023.06.09 03:32 randomhero193 [WTT] S90 Spydie and a CTS XHP CODE 4

I got a cutlery shoppe sprint of a manix 2 lw it's in good condition with light wear. A few small scratches on the blade. Centered and has box good action first owner factory edge. TV: $140 really looking for a zt 0450ti non modded but show me what you got.
Second up is a cold steel code 4 spear point in xhp its a rock solid knife few dings on the handle and clip has scuffing. Second owner no box. first owner swapped the lock back spring to a stronger spring so that's a thing. Has been sharpened but did a dang good job. TV:$75 looking for a recon 1 tanto but again show me what you got.
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2023.06.09 03:31 EmericTheRed [WTS] ABW, FFKW, Spyderco, & Tactile Knife Co.

I have some folders I need to move. Not interested in trades at this point. All knives come with a box/stuff. I'll ship USPS the following day of sale.
I will honor comments in this post first before private messages.
If there are any questions or whatever just hit me up.
I'm on EST timezone so I'll respond accordingly.
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2023.06.09 03:29 _Triple_ [STORE] 900+ KNIVES/GLOVES/SKINS, 50.000$+ INVENTORY. M9 Fade, M4 Poseidon, BFK Freehand, Crimson Kimono, Nomad Fade, Skeleton, Kara Lore, Bayo Autotronic, AWP Fade, Kara Damas, BFK Ultra, Kara Freehand, Kara Bright, M9 Damas, Omega, Tiger Strike, Flip MF, Bayo Tiger, Deagle Blaze, Talon & More

Everything in my inventory is up for trade. The most valuable items are listed here, the rest you can find in My Inventory

Feel free to Add Me or even better send a Trade Offer. Open for any suggestions: upgrades, downgrades / knives, gloves, skins / stickers, patterns, floats.

All Buyouts are listed in cash value.


★ Butterfly Knife Freehand FN #1, B/O: $2500

★ Butterfly Knife Ultraviolet FT, B/O: $822

★ Butterfly Knife Scorched FT, B/O: $616

★ Bayonet Tiger Tooth MW #1, B/O: $1300

★ Bayonet Autotronic FN, B/O: $1050

★ Bayonet Tiger Tooth MW, B/O: $629

★ Bayonet Bright Water FT, B/O: $326

★ Bayonet Safari Mesh BS, B/O: $233

★ Karambit Lore FT, B/O: $1110

★ Karambit Damascus Steel FT, B/O: $840

★ Karambit Freehand MW, B/O: $784

★ Karambit Bright Water MW, B/O: $759

★ M9 Bayonet Fade FN, B/O: $1801

★ M9 Bayonet Fade FN, B/O: $1801

★ M9 Bayonet Damascus Steel FN, B/O: $751

★ Nomad Knife Fade FN, B/O: $1156

★ Nomad Knife Slaughter MW, B/O: $544

★ Nomad Knife Blue Steel WW, B/O: $318

★ Flip Knife Marble Fade FN, B/O: $646

★ Flip Knife Doppler (Phase 4) FN, B/O: $574

★ Flip Knife Gamma Doppler (Phase 1) MW, B/O: $552

★ Flip Knife Case Hardened FT, B/O: $257

★ Flip Knife Freehand FT, B/O: $255

★ StatTrak™ Flip Knife Bright Water FN, B/O: $287

★ Huntsman Knife Lore FN, B/O: $461

★ Huntsman Knife Gamma Doppler (Phase 4) FN, B/O: $436

★ Huntsman Knife Doppler (Phase 3) FN, B/O: $353

★ Huntsman Knife Autotronic FT, B/O: $212

★ Huntsman Knife Bright Water FT, B/O: $129

★ Huntsman Knife Forest DDPAT MW, B/O: $129

★ Huntsman Knife Forest DDPAT BS, B/O: $123

★ StatTrak™ Huntsman Knife Rust Coat BS, B/O: $127

★ Bowie Knife Gamma Doppler (Phase 2) FN, B/O: $375

★ Bowie Knife Gamma Doppler (Phase 1) FN, B/O: $363

★ Bowie Knife Tiger Tooth FN, B/O: $269

★ Bowie Knife Crimson Web WW, B/O: $192

★ Bowie Knife Bright Water FN, B/O: $159

★ Bowie Knife Ultraviolet FT, B/O: $126

★ Stiletto Knife Slaughter FN, B/O: $616

★ Stiletto Knife Crimson Web FT, B/O: $412

★ StatTrak™ Stiletto Knife Night Stripe FT, B/O: $227

★ Falchion Knife Lore FT, B/O: $214

★ Falchion Knife Autotronic FT, B/O: $192

★ Falchion Knife Scorched WW, B/O: $105

★ Survival Knife Crimson Web BS, B/O: $216

★ Survival Knife Case Hardened FT, B/O: $198

★ Survival Knife Scorched FT, B/O: $111

★ Shadow Daggers Fade FN, B/O: $368

★ Shadow Daggers Doppler (Phase 3) FN, B/O: $228

★ Shadow Daggers, B/O: $201

★ Shadow Daggers Damascus Steel FT, B/O: $108

★ Shadow Daggers Ultraviolet FT, B/O: $105

★ Shadow Daggers Black Laminate FT, B/O: $99

★ Shadow Daggers Forest DDPAT FT, B/O: $85

★ Gut Knife Doppler (Sapphire) MW #1, B/O: $1700

★ Gut Knife Gamma Doppler (Phase 1) FN, B/O: $223

★ Gut Knife Marble Fade FN, B/O: $203

★ Gut Knife Doppler (Phase 2) FN, B/O: $191

★ Gut Knife Case Hardened BS, B/O: $127

★ Navaja Knife Doppler (Phase 4) FN, B/O: $199

★ Navaja Knife Doppler (Phase 4) FN, B/O: $199

★ Navaja Knife, B/O: $138

★ Navaja Knife Damascus Steel FN, B/O: $111

★ Classic Knife Urban Masked FT, B/O: $146

★ StatTrak™ Classic Knife Stained BS, B/O: $168

★ Ursus Knife Doppler (Phase 3) FN, B/O: $476

★ Ursus Knife, B/O: $375

★ Skeleton Knife, B/O: $1137

★ Talon Knife, B/O: $608

★ Paracord Knife, B/O: $305

★ Survival Knife Forest DDPAT FT, B/O: $97


★ Moto Gloves Transport MW, B/O: $204

★ Moto Gloves Polygon BS, B/O: $142

★ Moto Gloves Blood Pressure BS, B/O: $84

★ Moto Gloves Blood Pressure BS, B/O: $84

★ Moto Gloves 3rd Commando Company BS, B/O: $63

★ Moto Gloves 3rd Commando Company BS, B/O: $63

★ Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono WW, B/O: $1215

★ Specialist Gloves Tiger Strike FT, B/O: $672

★ Specialist Gloves Lt. Commander FT, B/O: $305

★ Specialist Gloves Lt. Commander BS, B/O: $140

★ Specialist Gloves Crimson Web BS, B/O: $137

★ Specialist Gloves Buckshot FT, B/O: $75

★ Driver Gloves Crimson Weave FT, B/O: $359

★ Driver Gloves Imperial Plaid BS, B/O: $229

★ Driver Gloves Overtake BS, B/O: $77

★ Driver Gloves Racing Green FT, B/O: $48

★ Sport Gloves Omega FT, B/O: $739

★ Sport Gloves Amphibious BS #2, B/O: $733

★ Sport Gloves Arid BS, B/O: $292

★ Hand Wraps Giraffe MW, B/O: $212

★ Hand Wraps Leather FT, B/O: $160

★ Hand Wraps Desert Shamagh MW, B/O: $101

★ Broken Fang Gloves Yellow-banded MW, B/O: $185

★ Broken Fang Gloves Needle Point FT, B/O: $67

★ Broken Fang Gloves Needle Point WW, B/O: $59

★ Hydra Gloves Case Hardened BS, B/O: $65

★ Hydra Gloves Emerald FT, B/O: $65

★ Hydra Gloves Emerald BS, B/O: $62


AK-47 Case Hardened BS, B/O: $130

AK-47 Bloodsport MW, B/O: $79

AK-47 Fuel Injector BS, B/O: $76

AK-47 Fuel Injector BS, B/O: $76

AK-47 Bloodsport FT, B/O: $70

AK-47 Neon Rider MW, B/O: $60

StatTrak™ AK-47 Aquamarine Revenge FT, B/O: $72

AWP Fade FN, B/O: $1039

AWP Asiimov FT, B/O: $139

AWP Asiimov FT, B/O: $139

AWP Wildfire MW, B/O: $95



AWP Duality FN, B/O: $81

AWP Asiimov BS, B/O: $79

AWP Asiimov BS, B/O: $79

AWP Chromatic Aberration FN, B/O: $60

StatTrak™ AWP Hyper Beast FT, B/O: $68

StatTrak™ AWP Hyper Beast FT, B/O: $68

StatTrak™ AWP Electric Hive FT, B/O: $55

Desert Eagle Blaze FN, B/O: $623

Desert Eagle Emerald Jörmungandr FN, B/O: $241

Desert Eagle Cobalt Disruption FN, B/O: $81

Desert Eagle Cobalt Disruption FN, B/O: $81

Desert Eagle Cobalt Disruption FN, B/O: $81

Desert Eagle Printstream FT, B/O: $54

M4A1-S Blue Phosphor FN, B/O: $434

StatTrak™ M4A1-S Bright Water MW, B/O: $55

M4A4 Poseidon FN, B/O: $1465

M4A4 Asiimov BS, B/O: $55

M4A4 Hellfire MW, B/O: $50

USP-S Kill Confirmed MW, B/O: $72

USP-S Printstream FT, B/O: $69

StatTrak™ USP-S Kill Confirmed FT, B/O: $139

AUG Flame Jörmungandr FN, B/O: $234

P90 Run and Hide FT, B/O: $147

Five-SeveN Candy Apple FN, B/O: $61

Trade Offer Link - Steam Profile Link - My Inventory

Knives - Bowie Knife, Butterfly Knife, Falchion Knife, Flip Knife, Gut Knife, Huntsman Knife, M9 Bayonet, Bayonet, Karambit, Shadow Daggers, Stiletto Knife, Ursus Knife, Navaja Knife, Talon Knife, Classic Knife, Paracord Knife, Survival Knife, Nomad Knife, Skeleton Knife, Patterns - Gamma Doppler, Doppler (Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4, Black Pearl, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald), Crimson Web, Lore, Fade, Ultraviolet, Night, Marble Fade (Fire & Ice, Fake FI), Case Hardened (Blue Gem), Autotronic, Slaughter, Black Laminate, Tiger Tooth, Boreal Forest, Scorched, Blue Steel, Vanilla, Damascus Steel, Forest DDPAT, Urban Masked, Freehand, Stained, Bright Water, Safari Mesh, Rust Coat, Gloves - Bloodhound Gloves (Charred, Snakebite, Guerrilla, Bronzed), Driver Gloves (Snow Leopard, King Snake, Crimson Weave, Imperial Plaid, Black Tie, Lunar Weave, Diamondback, Rezan the Red, Overtake, Queen Jaguar, Convoy, Racing Green), Hand Wraps (Cobalt Skulls, CAUTION!, Overprint, Slaughter, Leather, Giraffe, Badlands, Spruce DDPAT, Arboreal, Constrictor, Desert Shamagh, Duct Tape), Moto Gloves (Spearmint, POW!, Cool Mint, Smoke Out, Finish Line, Polygon, Blood Pressure, Turtle, Boom!, Eclipse, 3rd Commando Company, Transport), Specialist Gloves (Crimson Kimono, Tiger Strike, Emerald Web, Field Agent, Marble Fade, Fade, Foundation, Lt. Commander, Crimson Web, Mogul, Forest DDPAT, Buckshot), Sport Gloves (Pandora's Box, Superconductor, Hedge Maze, Vice, Amphibious, Slingshot, Omega, Arid, Big Game, Nocts, Scarlet Shamagh, Bronze Morph), Hydra Gloves (Case Hardened, Emerald, Rattler, Mangrove), Broken Fang Gloves (Jade, Yellow-banded, Unhinged, Needle Point), Pistols - P2000 (Wicked Sick, Ocean Foam, Fire Element, Amber Fade, Corticera, Chainmail, Imperial Dragon, Obsidian, Scorpion, Handgun, Acid Etched), USP-S (Printstream, Kill Confirmed, Whiteout, Road Rash, Owergrowth, The Traitor, Neo-Noir, Dark Water, Orion, Blueprint, Stainless, Caiman, Serum, Monster Mashup, Royal Blue, Ancient Visions, Cortex, Orange Anolis, Ticket To Hell, Black Lotus, Cyrex, Check Engine, Guardian, Purple DDPAT, Torque, Blood Tiger, Flashback, Business Class, Pathfinder, Para Green), Lead Conduit, Glock-18 (Umbral Rabbit, Fade, Candy Apple, Bullet Queen, Synth Leaf, Neo-Noir, Nuclear Garden, Dragon Tatto, Reactor, Pink DDPAT, Twilight Galaxy, Sand Dune, Groundwater, Blue Fissure, Snack Attack, Water Elemental, Brass, Wasteland Rebel, Vogue, Franklin, Royal Legion, Gamma Doppler, Weasel, Steel Disruption, Ironwork, Grinder, High Beam, Moonrise, Oxide Blaze, Bunsen Burner, Clear Polymer, Bunsen Burner, Night), P250 (Re.built, Nuclear Threat, Modern Hunter, Splash, Whiteout, Vino Primo, Mehndi, Asiimov, Visions, Undertow, Cartel, See Ya Later, Gunsmoke, Splash, Digital Architect, Muertos, Red Rock, Bengal Tiger, Crimson Kimono, Wingshot, Metallic DDPAT, Hive, Dark Filigree, Mint Kimono), Five-Seven (Neon Kimono, Berries And Cherries, Fall Hazard, Crimson Blossom, Hyper Beast, Nitro, Fairy Tale, Case Hardened, Copper Galaxy, Angry Mob, Monkey Business, Fowl Play, Anodized Gunmetal, Hot Shot, Retrobution, Boost Protocol), CZ75-Auto (Chalice, Crimson Web, Emerald Quartz, The Fuschia is Now, Nitro, Xiangliu, Yellow Jacket, Victoria, Poison Dart, Syndicate, Eco, Hexane, Pole, Tigris), Tec-9 (Rebel, Terrace, Nuclear Threat, Hades, Rust Leaf, Decimator, Blast From, Orange Murano, Toxic, Fuel Injector, Remote Control, Bamboo Forest, Isaac, Avalanche, Brother, Re-Entry, Blue Titanium, Bamboozle), R8 Revolver (Banana Cannon, Fade, Blaze, Crimson Web, Liama Cannon, Crazy 8, Reboot, Canal Spray, Night, Amber Fade), Desert Eagle (Blaze, Hand Cannon, Fennec Fox, Sunset Storm, Emerald Jörmungandr, Pilot, Hypnotic, Golden Koi, Printstream, Cobalt Disruption, Code Red, Ocean Drive, Midnight Storm, Kumicho Dragon, Crimson Web, Heirloom, Night Heist, Mecha Industries, Night, Conspiracy, Trigger Discipline, Naga, Directive, Light Rail), Dual Berettas (Flora Carnivora, Duelist, Cobra Strike, Black Limba, Emerald, Hemoglobin, Twin Turbo, Marina, Melondrama, Pyre, Retribution, Briar, Dezastre, Royal Consorts, Urban Shock, Dualing Dragons, Panther, Balance), Rifles - Galil (Aqua Terrace, Winter Forest, Chatterbox, Sugar Rush, Pheonix Blacklight, CAUTION!, Orange DDPAT, Cerberus, Dusk Ruins, Eco, Chromatic Aberration, Stone Cold, Tuxedo, Sandstorm, Shattered, Urban Rubble, Rocket Pop, Kami, Crimson Tsunami, Connexion), SCAR-20 (Fragments, Brass, Cyrex, Palm, Splash Jam, Cardiac, Emerald, Crimson Web, Magna Carta, Stone Mosaico, Bloodsport, Enforcer), AWP (Duality, Gungnir, Dragon Lore, Prince, Medusa, Desert Hydra, Fade, Lightning Strike, Oni Taiji, Silk Tiger, Graphite, Chromatic Aberration, Asiimov, Snake Camo, Boom, Containment Breach, Wildfire, Redline, Electric Hive, Hyper Beast, Neo-Noir, Man-o'-war, Pink DDPAT, Corticera, Sun in Leo, Elite Build, Fever Dream, Atheris, Mortis, PAW, Exoskeleton, Worm God, POP AWP, Phobos, Acheron, Pit Viper, Capillary, Safari Mesh), AK-47 (Head Shot, Wild Lotus, Gold Arabesque, X-Ray, Fire Serpent, Hydroponic, Panthera Onca, Case Hardened, Vulcan, Jet Set, Fuel Injector, Bloodsport, Nightwish, First Class, Neon Rider, Asiimov, Red Laminate, Aquamarine Revenge, The Empress, Wasteland Rebel, Jaguar, Black Laminate, Leet Museo, Neon Revolution, Redline, Frontside Misty, Predator, Legion of Anubis, Point Disarray, Orbit Mk01, Blue Laminate, Green Laminate, Emerald Pinstripe, Cartel, Phantom Disruptor, Jungle Spray, Safety Net, Rat Rod, Baroque Purple, Slate, Elite Build, Uncharted, Safari Mesh), FAMAS (Sundown, Prime Conspiracy, Afterimage, Commemoration, Dark Water, Spitfire, Pulse, Eye of Athena, Meltdown, Rapid Eye Move, Roll Cage, Styx, Mecha Industrie, Djinn, ZX Spectron, Valence, Neural Net, Night Borre, Hexne), M4A4 (Temukau, Howl, Poseidon, Asiimov, Daybreak, Hellfire, Zirka, Red DDPAT, Radiation Hazard, Modern Hunter, The Emperor, The Coalition, Bullet Rain, Cyber Security, X-Ray, Dark Blossom, Buzz Kill, In Living Color, Neo-Noir, Desolate Space, 龍王 (Dragon King), Royal Paladin, The Battlestar, Global Offensive, Tooth Fairy, Desert-Strike, Griffin, Evil Daimyo, Spider Lily, Converter), M4A1-S (Emphorosaur-S, Welcome to the Jungle, Imminent Danger, Knight, Hot Rod, Icarus Fell, Blue Phosphor, Printstream, Master Piece, Dark Water, Golden Coil, Bright Water, Player Two, Atomic Alloy, Guardian, Chantico's Fire, Hyper Beast, Mecha Industries, Cyrex, Control Panel, Moss Quartz, Nightmare, Decimator, Leaded Glass, Basilisk, Blood Tiger, Briefing, Night Terror, Nitro, VariCamo, Flashback), SG 553 (Cyberforce, Hazard Pay, Bulldozer, Integrale, Dragon Tech, Ultraviolet, Colony IV, Hypnotic, Cyrex, Candy Apple, Barricade, Pulse), SSG 08 (Death Strike, Sea Calico, Blood in the Water, Orange Filigree, Dragonfire, Big Iron, Bloodshot, Detour, Turbo Peek, Red Stone), AUG (Akihabara Accept, Flame Jörmungandr, Hot Rod, Midnight Lily, Sand Storm, Carved Jade, Wings, Anodized Navy, Death by Puppy, Torque, Bengal Tiger, Chameleon, Fleet Flock, Random Access, Momentum, Syd Mead, Stymphalian, Arctic Wolf, Aristocrat, Navy Murano), G3SG1 (Chronos, Violet Murano, Flux, Demeter, Orange Kimono, The Executioner, Green Apple, Arctic Polar Camo, Contractor), SMGs - P90 (Neoqueen, Astral Jörmungandr, Run and Hide, Emerald Dragon, Cold Blooded, Death by Kitty, Baroque Red, Vent Rush, Blind Spot, Asiimov, Trigon, Sunset Lily, Death Grip, Leather, Nostalgia, Fallout Warning, Tiger Pit, Schermatic, Virus, Shapewood, Glacier Mesh, Shallow Grave, Chopper, Desert Warfare), MAC-10 (Sakkaku, Hot Snakes, Copper Borre, Red Filigree, Gold Brick, Graven, Case Hardened, Stalker, Amber Fade, Neon Rider, Tatter, Curse, Propaganda, Nuclear Garden, Disco Tech, Toybox, Heat, Indigo), UMP-45 (Wild Child, Fade, Blaze, Day Lily, Minotaur's Labyrinth, Crime Scene, Caramel, Bone Pile, Momentum, Primal Saber), MP7 (Teal Blossom, Fade, Nemesis, Whiteout, Asterion, Bloosport, Abyssal Apparition, Full Stop, Special Delivery, Neon Ply, Asterion, Ocean Foam, Powercore, Scorched, Impire), PP-Bizon (Modern Hunter, Rust Coat, Forest Leaves, Antique, High Roller, Blue Streak, Seabird, Judgement of Anubis, Bamboo Print, Embargo, Chemical Green, Coblat Halftone, Fuel Rod, Photic Zone, Irradiated Alert, Carbon Fiber), MP9 (Featherweight, Wild Lily, Pandora's Box, Stained Glass, Bulldozer, Dark Age, Hot Rod, Hypnotic, Hydra, Rose Iron, Music Box, Setting Sun, Food Chain, Airlock, Mount Fuji, Starlight Protector, Ruby Poison Dart, Deadly Poison), MP5-SD (Liquidation, Oxide Oasis, Phosphor, Nitro, Agent, Autumn Twilly), Shotguns, Machineguns - Sawed-Off (Kiss♥Love, First Class, Orange DDPAT, Rust Coat, The Kraken, Devourer, Mosaico, Wasteland Princess, Bamboo Shadow, Copper, Serenity, Limelight, Apocalypto), XM1014 (Frost Borre, Ancient Lore, Red Leather, Elegant Vines, Banana Leaf, Jungle, Urban Perforated, Grassland, Blaze Orange, Heaven Guard, VariCamo Blue, Entombed, XOXO, Seasons, Tranquility, Bone Machine, Incinegator, Teclu Burner, Black Tie, Zombie Offensive, Watchdog), Nova (Baroque Orange, Hyper Beast, Green Apple, Antique, Modern Hunter, Walnut, Forest Leaves, Graphite, Blaze Orange, Rising Skull, Tempest, Bloomstick, Interlock, Quick Sand, Moon in Libra, Clean Polymer, Red Quartz, Toy Soldier), MAG-7 (Insomnia, Cinqueda, Counter Terrace, Prism Terrace, Memento, Chainmail, Hazard, Justice, Bulldozer, Silver, Core Breach, Firestarter, Praetorian, Heat, Hard Water, Monster Call, BI83 Spectrum, SWAG-7), M249 (Humidor, Shipping Forecast, Blizzard Marbleized, Downtown, Jungle DDPAT, Nebula Crusader, Impact Drill, Emerald Poison Dart), Negev (Mjölnir, Anodized Navy, Palm, Power Loader, Bratatat, CaliCamo, Phoenix Stencil, Infrastructure, Boroque Sand), Wear - Factory New (FN), Minimal Wear (MW), Field-Tested (FT), Well-Worn (WW), Battle-Scarred (BS), Stickers Holo/Foil/Gold - Katowice 2014, Krakow 2017, Howling Dawn, Katowice 2015, Crown, London 2018, Cologne 2014, Boston 2018, Atlanta 2017, Cluj-Napoca 2015, DreamHack 2014, King on the Field, Harp of War, Winged Difuser, Cologne 2016, Cologne 2015, MLG Columbus 2016, Katowice 2019, Berlin 2019, RMR 2020, Stockholm 2021, Antwerp 2022, Swag Foil, Flammable foil, Others - Souvenirs, Agents, Pins, Passes, Gifts, Music Kits, Cases, Keys, Capsules, Packages, Patches

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2023.06.09 03:21 Downtown_Club_5633 I'd love some feedback on my short story. TITLE: CRAWLING, GENRE: Horror

LIBRARY INTERACTION: “That’ll be ten days.” “I’ll try to be a good Samaritan and bring it back.”
The phone rings and I answer it. “Quick”, he says, “What’s the capital of South Dakota?” This is another test from TLN (The Library Network). I hear his stopwatch click and I rush to the computer. I type: WHAT Is THGE COAITOK F SOUTH DOIKAS (caps lock was on). I rewrite my search to simply just “SOUTH DAKOTA”. I knew Google would give me that little box guy off to the side. It did, I read: Pierre, and I say that to the TLN Man on the phone.
He tells me that if I took any longer, I would be fired. The agents would come in and I would find myself in the snow, red hands from the cold and red ears from the embarrassment.
I listen to Apple Music’s “80s Dancehall Essentials” playlist. It has a clear Jamaican influence, every song so far at least. I stand at the front counter when the phone rings. “No grooving!” the TLN Man says. He hangs up before I can apologize I stare outside and if I squint really hard I can see someone hiding behind the middle bar of the doors. A skinny man, or person, maybe a woman, like Maris from the acclaimed sitcom “Frasier”.
We have a fan in the – who is we? – front lobby to reduce harmful particles in the air. I want to stomp on it. I know if I turn it off the TLN Man would call and instruct me to turn it back on. I would too, since I am a slave to authority, or so they tell me.
I’ve stopped listening to 80s Essential Dancehall Essentials so I don’t start grooving again. I get a text from my Dad: We had McDonald’s for dinner. I say: Sounds good. LIBRARY INTERACTION #2: A man whose daughter is hiding check out the Blu-Ray of “Knives Out” and “The Revenant”. I say, “Good variety in movies here.” He says, “There we go. Have a good night.”
TLN Man can see me through every camera. I cannot see him; I never have. The phone rings: “What were you just thinking about?” I hesitate. “Every second is five dollars deducted from your pay!” I say, “I was thinking about how I can’t see you.” He hangs up. My phone beeps I have had thirty dollars deducted from my pay.
I’ve switched to 70s light rock Apple Music Essentials. My co-worker comes up from the back – We aren’t supposed to learn each other’s names. She smiles at me and I feel furry like someone just shoved feathers into my stomach through my belly button. I attempt to smile but I think I look like a monster. She scurries away. I have struck fear in her.
My face feels funny and I call TLN Man. I ask to go to the bathroom and he tells me I’ll get no lunch of I do but my face is squirming and I only get a five minute lunch anyway. I go to the nearest bathroom, the public one, and I look at my face. The feeling is emanating from a mole on the left side of my face, the mole that I have a hair growing out of. Every time that I pluck the dang thing it grows back in days. It’s a thick hair, so it always is a little uncomfortable. I always scratch and itch at it until TLN Man calls and tells me to stop and that I am disgusting and will drive customers away. I want to tell him they are called patrons not customers or at least they used to until now I guess. Everyone is a customer and everything is a business.
TLN Man doesn’t know that I can access the cameras. I managed to get the software by sending myself an email from my boss’ computer. I use the cameras to write this journal. I watch Her as She walks. I am enthralled. My mole throbs. I try to ignore it. MY home is small and sad but the camera feed brings me light and brings my joy. I can be God for a moment too.
I am back at work and sometimes I worry my thoughts are projected above my head and I get scared because I think inappropriate things about Her and TLN Man. Different things but both bad. A patron customer comes up to the desk and asks me if I know anything about some apartment buildings down the street. I say no and she spits at me, claiming I shouldn’t keep information from the public. Another man comes over and asks if he can put real mail in our Santa mailbox. I tell him no and he turns on his heel as quickly as he can and steps outside and he pours his coffee into the letters to Santa mailbox.
The more my mole twitches the more I wish I had the money to pay a dermatologist to remove it entirely. If there even is a dermatologist around here. Maybe if I didn’t talk so much at work or slack off. They money I was docked could’ve been used to drive out to see a dermatologist in the town over. Nobody has cars here since nobody can afford to leave for an extended period of time. I’ve been here for six years now, they only place I’ve lived since my parents died. A man came into our house and shot them along with my siblings. They were nine years old. He came into my room and pointed the gun at me but he didn’t pull the trigger. I’ve always wondered why.
At work She makes a joke to me but I’m too nervous to respond. I just laugh and look down as my hands search for something to do. They find some rubber bands and I try to take a big rubber band and wrap the other ones around up in it but it snaps back at me and hits me in the face. My glasses fly off and she chuckles and hands them to me. In my head she leaps into my arms and saves me from this job. I hope the TLN Man cannot see this.
The last thing I remember about my parents was them fighting while making dinner. Mostaccioli. They didn’t fight often, so it was jarring when they did. I can’t remember what the fight was about either. We ate dinner quietly and when we were done we all went into our separate places. Nobody said goodnight to me that night.
I never know how old people are at work. A woman comes in and I guess she is nineteen but she is forty-three. Married, with kids, two kids, Joey and Marko. She lives at 14432 Cumberland Avenue. Her husband is fifty-four, John. I can find this very quickly at work as long as everything is up to date. I’m not a stalker but I could be.
I left my journal in my work bad on accident. I hope nobody finds it especially Her. Good thing TLN Man is never here, I bet he’d sniff it out. I tried to bury it in my bad, hopefully nobody knocks it over on accident. The page that works knocks the cart into the wall and I jump. The phone rings. TLN Man asks me why I did that and I shrug. He tells me never to shrug, answer with your words, like a man! My fists become tight and I hope he doesn’t notice. I’ve never hit anyone but I would hit him. My mole twitches abnormally, it feels like it’s pulling me in a direction. I let it guide me, I follow it, briefly, and it takes me face to face with Her. She smiles and I blush and walk by Her. The mole stops guiding me and throbs once, hard. Almost feeling like a punishment. I get a drink of water which’ll dock my pay but I don’t care I’ve embarrassed myself and needed and excuse after nearly running Her over. Not that I would ever hurt Her. I barely know Her, what reason would I have to hurt Her?
I believe the man is standing in front of the doors again. I envision him hurling the doors open and lunging at Her over the counter. I save Her, everyone cheers. My boss (not TLN Man) comes in and tell me I have a piece of tape stuck to my jacket. I try to grab it and can’t reach. Double embarrassment. I tried to take the jacket off and she walks by and I worry she can see slash smell my armpits. Every patron customer that has come in has been able to see the tape. They never forget it, I bet, I’ll be the tape guy forever.
Sometimes when I get home from work I daydream about how work should’ve been, how I wanted work to go. I have a dog – Bailee. She barks and barks and I’ve given up trying to stop her. She sees something I don’t, clearly. I sit and I think and I stare at the empty television. I wish TLN wasn’t there, or, I guess he isn’t there but he is present. I am his empty television, waiting for the static, maybe a picture someday. I search dirty things on my computer to take my mind off all this and I feel the one haired mole throbbing.
I am back at work and I see a text from my Dad. Usually I try not to check it at work to avoid TLN Man’s rage, but the phone is quicker than I am and my face opens the phone and I see the text. “Hi. Marla passed away”. She was an old across the street neighbor. TLN Man calls he’s so mad the words sound animalistic, guttural. I tell him my neighbor died and he tells me he can make one phone call and get another neighbor killed the next time I go on my phone at the desk. Phone at desk = lazy = no customers = no $$$. I’m not even sure how we make money but I don’t say that I just hang up. My dad should’ve known better than to text me while I was at work. He’s done this on purpose I bet. Jealous I have a job and he doesn’t. My head throbs, the pain crawling up and around the top of my skull. Fuck him.
I’m home and I go back in the camera feed to see the moment I took my phone out. As TLN Man is yelling at me I see Her behind me laughing at me. How can such an empty television feel so many things at once? I am ashamed and angry, ready to run and ready to gage Her eyes out, rip her tongue out, biblical punishment – thou shalt not laugh at me. I could be better than her, I could be the authority. She’d bow down to me if I had the strength to make her. The headache has moved back into my mole. I storm into my filthy bathroom and rip the cabinet door of the henges; I didn’t know it was broken. The tweezers are in my hand and I’m yanking at the mole hair, mostly missing. My face is bleeding from the poking and prodding and I finally grasp the hair. I yank hard and my face both throbs and tingles. Pins and needles shoot into my face by way of the mole. It feels explosive, volcanic. What’s the lava, I wonder. I feel movement and the hair comes loose, thick, mangey, twitching in the light breeze. I stare hard at the cause of my pain, is this my inhibitor? Is this the reason I am who I am? Maybe now I can be free. I will be the authority. Maybe I can be the TLN Man. My mole throbs – my head whips to the mirror. I watch the hair regrow: longer, thicker than before. I’m on the ground and my mouth is open and I’m wailing. My fists hit the floor and my eyes bleed tears. I remember my childhood exercise. “Weezer, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Dodie, Avett Brothers, Metallica, Disturbed, Bobby Darin.” All musicians whose music has been devoid of all meaning to me. It doesn’t even exist anymore. I sit alone.
TLN Man calls me and tells me my facial injuries are too gruesome for the customers. I notice She is looking at me while I am on the phone. She is stifling a laugh; not obviously, but I just know it. She brought Her friend up to the desk to watch me suffer. The phone has left my hand and has gone flying towards her face. The cord pulls it back and it hits me. She and Her friend laugh. TLN Man is screaming. Suddenly I am home. I do not look at the cameras.
Rejoice! The library is out of power. What a joyous occasion. Alas – I will not see her today, in person or on camera. Or perhaps ever. Tis a shame, although the pain I feel in my face as I think this overcomes the shame. It grips my attention. I turn on my 80s ballads Apple Music station – “Forever Young” plays. Alphabetville? The band name escapes me. I twirl and twirl, attempting to enjoy this lucky day and dismiss my facial pain. My arms were flailing and my brain was quiet. Then, horror! My music changes! I did not request this. MY joy is sucked out of my body; I can feel it leaving, dispensing through my pores. How dare my moment be ruined? I walk over to my phone and to my behest it stands up tall, sprouting two legs! “Ugly mole!” it says to me. I head to my kitchen and I slide one of my dull knives out of the slot and I go walk into my tiny bathroom when I hear a knock at the door. I freeze – who would be here? Must be a vagrant; a burglar; murderer; rapist. I keep the knife behind my back when I answer. Two police officers stand right outside the door, sternly. “Sir, we regret to inform you that there’s been a murder in the building. We have police stationed at all exits and we are doing our best to blah blah blah”. He went on for too long and I managed a weak, “Thanks, officer” and they left. I hope they don’t think I did it. I don’t think they saw the knife. And I was so careful about it all too.
I am back at work. I go home. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.
It has been a week since the police came by. They still haven’t found who killed Her.
It has been two weeks since She was killed probably with a knife and my mole the mole on my face (not my mole, I do not own this, I do not condone this) has made me cry every single day. I can barely work, so I have been yelled at by TLN Man every day until he quit.
TLN Man has been reported as a missing person. Work is closed in remembrance. Not that I could forget him – I see him every day.
I cannot move. My mole The Pain on my face has spread, parasitically. I can feel it moving through my brain, down into my arms, all the way to the tips of my fingers. I am rigid with crawling pain. I cannot handle this. I am through. I grab my tweezers – removing the eight hairs might make the mole removal easier. I pull and pull on some of the hairs, then I get them into the grasp of the tweezers. I hear my skin rip apart, I can barely feel it, I’m already in so much pain. I yank and rip the hairs out and I look at the tweezers. In their grasp is a spider. Our eyes meet, the pain is fading, but so is my vision. The pain moves from all over my body back towards my face. Another spider rips its way out, then another, and another, and another. Then a swarm of them. The pain fades, and the pain fades, and the pain fades, and
BREAKING NEWS: The murder of two local people, both employees of the district library, has been found dead in his apartment along with the two bodies. More at six.
The end.
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2023.06.09 03:17 Myst867 40 Nights Snippet - and Other News

I've been a bit absent lately, life decided to beat me up a bit and it was hard to make my brain work to write. I finally feel a bit more myself, but I spent a lot of my time rewriting 40 Daysfrom Harry's perspective. I'm not going to publish it though until closer to Halloween but I thought ya'll would like something intriguing to read.
I've got the next chapter of Matched, Falling Twice and Remedy too coming Sunday - finally I know but even though I wrote them I kept deleting and rewriting because I wasn't managing to get the story where I wanted it to go.
I'll post some teaser updates tomorrow before posting the chapters sunday. :) Thanks for sticking around!

************Disclaimer for this teaser:
This work is a companion piece to 40 Days. So please all the same cautions as the original fic. If you are not aware or have not read that fic your mileage on this story will vary as it's a random snippet from a larger work.


6 Years Later
Hermione’s voice echoed around me, whispering to me, her magic weaving into existence my reality. From the darkness, a forest sprung around me. I stumbled through the dark forest, her magic propelling me, forcing me to put one foot in front of the other and I couldn’t stop, no matter how hard I struggled. I needed to–
You’re following something in the forest of Dean.
Her voice reverberated around me as the trees shifted, changing. No. No! I need to go back—
Hermione will be okay, you just have to see where it takes you- doesn’t it remind you of something?
I looked forward and saw it there, a glowing white doe patronus, frozen with its hoof in the air like someone had cast an immobulus. I tried to stop again, but my foot dragged forward. Fuck. I didn’t want to follow this fucking doe! I needed to—
You follow it but it disappears in a clearing.
The clearing spread out before me; the trees melting away with a lake in the middle. I could feel her sliding inside me, rearranging me. After all, I had done for Hermione, she fucking —
You see it under the ice.
I stepped up to the small pond in a rage, glaring down into the water.
I did see it in the dark depths under the ice. Memories that Hermione had hidden from me. I saw myself with my fist clenched in her curly hair, moving her head down on me while she knelt at my feet. The image under the water changed, and I was standing before her with body parts around me, as a splash of blood hit her face, her eyes wide with horror as she stared at me.
The images continued to change, playing out scenes I had no memory of yet their stain echoed in my soul. It wasn’t me, though. They weren’t true. I would never—
One memory paused and the memory Hermione turned in the dark depths of the water and looked up at me standing on top of the ice, her lips shaping the words.
You break the ice.
Fighting myself, I pulled out her wand from my pocket, pointing it at the memory Hermione through the ice. “Expulso.” The spell shot out, slamming into the ice and cracking it, setting her free.
Hermione rose from the water like a ghost, her hair wet but still curling down her body to her waist. In her right hand, she held the sword of Gryffindor, the gold and gems gleaming even in the dark forest Hermione had trapped me in with her magic.
“I did it for you, you chose me, and — and — I chose you,” I told her nonsensically as she approached me. My thoughts were fractured, a part of me understood what was happening, what she had done to me. That part of me wanted to rage at Hermione. She still didn’t understand how hard it had all been to keep her safe. Keep her safe from me.
But the knowledge was hard to hold on to, it slipped away into the depths of the rippling water behind Hermione.
Her skin was so pale that it seemed to glow, and her dark brown eyes were black with intent. “You found the sword in the pond and almost drowned.”
Her words echoed inside me, bringing up the memory of when I had dove for the sword after–
No. This was–this was–
“Stop fucking lying to me!” I screamed at Hermione as she approached. I could feel a tether between us, my magic was latched onto her like chains. I yanked savagely at her, and she stumbled as she came within a foot of me.
“Tell me something true,” I demanded with a viciousness that seemed foreign, and she stepped closer, her hand raising the sword.
I saw the motion but didn’t stop her, believing until the moment I felt the sword slice into me that Hermione wouldn’t hurt me. Hermione shoved the sword of Gryffindor through me, skewering me and I fell to my knees. It didn’t feel like a sword inside me. It felt like a fiery torch burning my insides and I struggled to breathe.
Hermione leaned close to me as I died, her voice whisper soft.
You are the knife I twist inside myself.
I woke up with a start, clutching my stomach. Fuck. I hated that nightmare. I didn’t move from the couch for a long moment as I struggled to rein in my emotions. Rage and pain rampaged through me every time I woke from it, and I had to restrain myself from breaking things as soon as I opened my eyes.
I scrubbed my face and sat up straight, looking around the dark flat I shared with Hermione. She should have been home ages ago. I rolled my shoulders, trying to keep from tensing up as I fumbled for my glasses.
Where was she?
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2023.06.09 03:16 qmracer01 [WTS] Mystery Ranch x Huckberry Urban Assault, Tactical Turn Pen, EDC Knuckle Coin Balloon Bundle

First up is a Tactical Turn Deep Space Side Click Short, bought this from someone and like the bolt action one I have better. Was told it was new but when I got it, there were scratches on the side and I have a few minor area were it is worn form the short time I carries it. $100 shipped Photos
Next is an EDC bundle that includes a brass skull knuckle, coin and a weighted balloon. I bought these awhile ago and forget who the makers are and all the details. See photos for conditions of the items. The coin has marks from being carried in my pocket and includes a cool Damascus steel inlay. The Knuckle is made of brass and has an intricate carved skull on the top. I believe the wear is intentional in the design. The balloon is weighted in the balloon part and fits in the hand $150 shipped Photos/Videos
Last is a Mystery Ranch x Huckberry 27L 2 day assault pack. I bought this and used it for a few weeks but didn't like the arrangement for my EDC work bag. It is in good condition with one white mark on the front that I took a picture of. Size L/XL $175 shipped Photos
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2023.06.09 03:15 Orifal My ring collection!

My ring collection!
So i have collected these rings so far and there's couple I'll hope i can add to this list in the future 😸, there's like 20 rings of those are silver, the rest just stainless steel, i made the box by myself painting and logo and have hidden LEDs that light up when you open the box !
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2023.06.09 03:13 Elcomandanteguero [WTS] Microtech Combat Troodon $480 OBRO

Want to sell my Combat Troodon D/E Apocalyptic finish Perfect condition not a single ding scratch or mark LNIB [ $480 OBRO ] Bought it brand new so single owner piece I paid originally a little over 520 for it after tax and shipping M390 blade steel Manufacturing date of 04/22 Fires hard and has never misfired on me Hate to let her go but I’ve got some other things going on
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2023.06.09 03:13 GrillOrBeGrilled What kind of survival mechanics/mini-games do you have in your game?

I've leafed through the Wilderness Survival Guide, and heard plenty of people on here say that because it's so clunky and inconsistent, it's better read during prep for inspiration than used at the table.
At the same time, I'm looking at the way games like Skyrim have developed in the last ten years. "Survival Mode" has been a standard option for seven years, and there are dozens of similar mods out there as well. It seems pretty obvious that "man vs. nature" is still a popular theme, so I'm curious what (if anything) my fellow DMs are using in their games for it.
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2023.06.09 03:12 Rp0605 Fling Rework

Fling: Type: ??? Category: Physical Power: Varies (based on the item's weight) Accuracy: 100% PP: 10 (max. 16)
Description: The user throws its held item at the target. The type, power, and additional effects of Fling vary depending on the item being flung.
  1. Fling changes type based on the "type" of the item flung: When using Fling, the move's type will match the "type" of the item being thrown. For example, if a Fire-type item is flung, Fling will become a Fire-type move.
  2. Fling has a chance to give a status effect to the target based on the item's type: When the target is hit by Fling, there is a chance of inflicting a status effect based on the item's type. For example:
The exact chance of inflicting a status effect varies depending on the specific item being flung.
  1. In addition to the chance of inflicting a status effect based on the item's type, TMs can also retain their original move effects when flung. For example:
Examples of Item Types and their effects:
  1. Fire (Chance to Burn):
  1. Water (Chance to Inflict Soak):
  1. Electric (Chance to Paralyze):
  1. Grass (Chance to Inflict Sleep):
  1. Ice (Chance to Freeze):
  1. Fighting (Chance to Lower Defense):
  1. Poison (Chance to Poison):
  1. Ground (Chance to Lower Speed):
  1. Flying (Chance to Confuse):
  1. Psychic (Chance to Confuse):
  1. Bug (Chance to Lower Accuracy):
  1. Rock (Chance to Lower Attack):
  1. Ghost (Chance to Lower Special Defense):
  1. Dragon (Chance to Flinch):
  1. Dark (Chance to Flinch):
  1. Steel (Chance to Lower Special Attack):
  1. Fairy (Chance to Attract; Ignores GendeGenderless):
Note: The additional effects do not bypass types or abilities, so you can't paralyze electric types, nor can you Attract Pokemon with Oblivious.
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2023.06.09 03:10 CornerOk6636 North America Mk7 Sportwagen + Euro OEM hitch = Big towing?

Hi I've got a Mk7 Golf Sportwagen with the DSG and 4Motion (North American built). I'm aware that the North American cars aren't rated to tow anything but the German built VWs are rated for up to 3700lbs with breaks with the OEM trailer hitch. I need to tow 3300 lbs sometimes and am curious if a German OEM hitch will bolt on and work with my car. I imagine its the same frame although I've been told the German built cars are made of better steel than the Mexican built ones. Does anyone know how similar the frames are?
BTW my 3700lb load can be balanced to have to less than 200lbs tongue weight, which I intend to do.
I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks.
Below is a link to one of the OEM hitches.
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2023.06.09 03:09 arthurzanmou Who Would Win Alex Mercer (Prototype) VS Cole Macgrath (Infamous)

Let's say that after the ending of Prototype 1 and almost at the ending of Infamous 2 Alex went to New Marais to conquer it
The battle is 1v1 so alex can't create enemies using the virus
Alex Mercer powers: Sentient Biomass Physiology: Upon being infected by the Blacklight Virus, Alex Mercer’s body was converted into living biomass. His body is now stronger than it has ever been before, lacking many of the weaknesses that comes with a normal body such as internal organs, the issue of stamina and much more, while at the same time gaining a vast array of abilities that comes with his new physiology, such as shapeshifting and enhanced stats. Near Limitless Potential: Mercer is pretty interesting, even among other fictional characters, and even those within the video game media, being one of the few characters showcased to have near limitless potential due to how his powers work. When the blacklight virus first infected Mercer, and later reforming it. Mercer was shown to be many times stronger than normal, this isn’t where his limits are however. Upon consuming other biological entities, Mercer is capable of converting them into biomass which is then added to his own, increasing his stats, such as strength and durability, with each body that he consumes. So long as there is enough biological materials for him to consume, Mercer’s physical potential is almost limitless. Similarly, due to his ability to assimilate the memories of those he consumes. There is no real limit to Mercer’s own intelligence, so long as there are living beings for him to consume, lastly due to the blacklight virus within Mercer’s body constantly evolving. There is a chance for Mercer to develop various new abilities simply due to a random mutation at some point down the line. Evolutionary Adaptability: Due to the Blacklight Virus’s ability to constantly evolve based on the situation and the information presented in consumed biomass. Mercer is capable of adapting to nearly any situation, forming Claws, and other such weapons from his body in order to better combat his foes. Developing resistances to things such as elemental damage like fire and electricity, and even developing a degree of immunity. In one case after being in a situation where Mercer was under 10gs of gravitation force. Mercer’s body quickly adapted by increasing his strength levels, allowing him to walk out of that situation as if he was never under that level of extreme pressure. Potentially Limitless Superhuman Strength: Mercer’s is shown having vast levels of superhuman strength, being strong enough to lift and toss heavy objects such as cars, helicopters, and buses, to objects as heavy as tanks several tens to hundreds of feet awaym and even being able to run with these objects without his speed being impaired. Mercer’s strength is on such a level that he could overpower other superhumanly strong characters such as the infected hunters, Elizabeth Greene, the Supreme Hunter, and even James Heller at times, despite their superhuman durability being at a level where even missiles and tank fire can’t hurt them. In the first Prototype game. Mercer demonstrates an insane level of strength, being able to create a concussive shockwave just by thrusting his fists forward, uplifting cars, tanks and throwing people several tens of feet with enough force to kill them if not outright vaporize them. Mercer’s strength can continuously increase as he consumes more and more biomass, even mutating and becoming stronger when consuming other infected individuals, and whatever potential mutations their variant of the Blacklight virus may have. Making his potential for strength virtually limitless so long as there is enough organic material for him to consume. Superhuman Leaping Ability: Mercer’s strength is shown to extend to his legs. Allowing him to jump several hundred feet into the air, allowing him to clear barricades, get on top of buildings, and even leap high enough into the air to catch helicopters. Due to his increased mass. Mercer is capable of producing shockwaves when landing after leaping from large heights. Superhuman Speed: Mercers speed is far above that of a normal human, being able to run far faster than the average car, making them appear as if they are standing still. He has been shown to out run helicopters chasing him at times, putting his speed around 200 to 500mph. He has even kept up and outpace other infected entities such as the Leader Hunters, the Supreme Hunter and even James Heller to a degree. Superhuman Agility: Due to Mercer’s enhanced physiology. He is capable of moving around far better than the average person. He can leap tall distances, perform various kinds of flips with the greatest of ease. This, combined with his constantly evolving parkour skills, allows him the ability to escape and move around the tightest of spaces without so much as losing his balance. He is capable of twisting his body in midair in order to quickly recover from being knocked back and landing on his feet in a battle ready stance. Superhuman Reflexes: Mercer, upon his mutation into the Prototype, had his reflexes enhanced to superhuman levels. He can dodge gunfire, and other projectile base weaponry at point blank range, keep up and overpowered various evolved infected creatures such as the Hunter, and Supreme Hunter, and even combat and overwhelm the military’s super soldiers with ease. Potentially limitless Superhuman Durability: Mercer’s durability, much like his strength, is potentially limitless as he absorbs more and more biomass. His body is capable of compacting the excess within himself, making his flesh far denser than that of a normal human. Similarly he can alter the density of his biomass to even stronger levels. He has tanked gunfire from all angles, survived being shot with missiles and other explosives, tanked and survived hits from other infected individuals such as Heller and the Supreme Hunter. He has survived dismemberment, being inside clouds of the bloodtox chemical, and more, and still continues fighting. Superhuman Healing Factor: Mercer’s healing factor is on an insane level. Being able to heal from bullet and shrapnel wounds nearly instantaneously, He could regenerate from having large sections of his body torn out, regenerate lost limbs just as fast. So long as there is still a single bit of the biomass that makes up his body. Mercer will continue to regenerate back to full health. Even regenerating from a few pieces of tissue flesh after being caught at ground zero when a nuclear warhead exploded. Immortality: Due to Mercer’s body being made up of biomass. Mercer’s aging process has come to a halt. Due to his body constantly healing and replacing any damaged biomass. Mercer is in a sense, immortal. It was shown with Elizabeth Greene that after she got infected with the Redlight virus. Her physical body was shown to still look around the age of twenty. Having not changed even after nearly forty years passing since she was infected. Elemental resistance: Mercer is shown to be resistant to fire and electric attacks. However, being exposed to either high enough heat or voltage can still cause him harm. Superhuman Senses: Mercer’s sense after his mutation is shown to have evolved to far higher levels than that of the normal human. He can hear far better than the normal human and his eye-sight has evolved in a way to allow Mercer to see through several different types of visual ranges. Infrared Vision: One of two known vision powers that Mercer is shown to have. By using infrared vision, Mercer is capable of seeing the heat signatures radiating from various living beings. By using this vision power. Mercer is capable of seeing in environments and conditions that would normally limit or blind a normal person’s eyesight such as total darkness or thick smoke and fog by tracking the heat signatures of living beings within the surrounding areas. It should be noted that Mercer is capable of using infrared vision despite the fact that those infected tend to generate enough body heat to blind other infrared vision devices. Showing that there are some differences between Mercer’s infrared vision and other devices capable of allowing users to see in infrared. Infected Vision: After connecting to the hive mind created by the blacklight virus. Mercer gained the ability to see and recognize individuals infected with the Blacklight virus. Superhuman Intelligence: Upon consuming the biomass of an intelligence entity. Mercer’s own intelligence is shown to increase dramatically as he will know what the person he consumes knows. Given the numerous individuals that he had consumed over the course of the Prototype series. Mercer’s intelligence is at superhuman levels. Making him one of the smartest if not the smartest person within the Prototype universe… at least until James Heller had consumed him. Superhuman Mental Processing: Due to Mercer’s physiology. Mercer’s mental capacity and processing is at a superhuman level. He is shown being able to understand and process massive amounts of information that he gains from consuming his targets. Similarly during the events of Prototype 2, Mercer was capable of controlling and directing various individuals infected with the blacklight virus through the hive mind. Matter Manipulation: While not really shown all that much. Mercer has the ability to alter the environment using the Blacklight virus as a catalyst. Through this ability. Mercer is capable of deteriorating concrete. Converting and absorbing the biomass of living objects such as living creatures and trees. Strengthening and converting even inorganic structures such as buildings into hives to fit his needs. Even converting inorganic material into layers of biomass over large areas which can be used to slow down his enemies, while not hindering his own forces or himself. He gains this ability after consuming Elizabeth Greene. It should be noted that even though Mercer is capable of altering the surroundings around him. His version of this power is very limited when compared to others such as Edward Elric from FullMetal Alchemist or Silver Surfer from Marvel Comics. As while he can make and convert things into organic matter. He can’t make inorganic matter like breathable air, or metal. Biokinesis: Due to Mercer’s ability to produce the Blacklight Virus within himself. Mercer is capable of controlling and altering the biomass both within his body and that of others infected to various effects. Being able to increase his physical stats to create various weapons abilities with his biomass. Similarly, due to his ability to constantly make new strains of the virus itself. Mercer is capable of infecting others with this virus. Allowing him to alter and control infected individuals by granting them a similar power set to his own or even morphing and transforming these individuals into monsters of various sizes and powers. Disease Manipulation (Blacklight Virus): Due to being infected and bonding with the Blacklight virus to the extent of becoming an entity called a Prototype. Mercer’s body is capable of constantly producing the blacklight virus. Even creating various strains of side viruses which can grant or evolve various abilities that he may not have had before. Similarly due to this virus production and the various strains he can make in his body. Mercer is capable of infecting others with a variation of the virus. Either turning others into infected drones which he can control or granting the infected individual a similar subset of powers as his own. Viral Gas Generation: Caught on a CCTV camera. Mercer is shown having the ability to generate and expel a cloud of gas from his body containing the Blacklight Virus into the surrounding area. Rapidly infecting and mutating those located on ground zero, caught within the cloud. Biomass Conversion: Mercer has the ability to nearly instantaneously consume and convert any organic organism into biomass which is then added to his body. Through this process. Mercer is capable of enhancing his overall physical stats and quickly recovering from any damage that he may have suffered during battle as well as gaining the memories and skills that the consumed individual may have had. Critical Mass: Upon consuming enough biomass. Mercer is capable of entering a critical mass state. Due to this extra mass, Mercer’s durability increases, allowing him to tank more damage. Similarly, due to having more biomass at his command. Mercer is capable of using his strongest attacks, called Devastators, moves capable of clearing and killing anyone and everyone within a certain range of Mercer. Upon gaining critical mass. Mercer’s body gains a defense mechanism in which upon taking enough damage. This extra mass would harden to an extreme degree. Making Mercer almost completely invulnerable to most forms of physical damage for a short time in order to allow him to either escape a battle or try and consume another organic organism in order to recover from the near fatal damage. Memory Assimilation: Upon consuming an individual. Mercer gains access to all the memories and skills that that individual may have had. Allowing Mercer to suddenly master various new skills such as weaponry, vehicle usage, and even military tactics and plans. Shapeshifting: Due to Mercer not having a stable form like most other organic organisms. Mercer is capable of shaping the biomass within him into virtually anything he can imagine. He can shape his arms into various weapons such as blades and whips. He can change his form to match the form of anyone he consumed no matter their gender. Even morphing the biomass within his body to form mundane items such as clothes. Mercer's shapeshifting abilities are only limited by his imagination and the amount of biomass he contains. Voice Mimicry: Due to both of Mercer’s abilities to shapeshift and assimilating the memories of those he consumes. Mercer is capable of altering his vocal cords to match the voices of the people that he has consumed. Allowing Mercer to move around in areas with more heavier security. Mercer has even been shown being capable of using this power in battles. Taking the forms of high rank officials to trick various Military forces into fighting themselves. Similarly, depending on who Mercer is fighting at the time. If Mercer is aware of himself having consumed someone close to his opponent. Mercer can alter his voice in order to mess with his opponent’s mind. Getting them to drop their guard enough for him to score a kill, or at the very least, land more easier hits on them. Shield: Mercer due to his shapeshifting ability, much like most of his other powers, is capable of manipulating his biomass to form various weapons and armaments. One of these powers is the ability to form a shield on either one of his arms. Taking some of his accumulated biomass and forming it into the shape of a kite shield. Mercer then hardens this shield shaped biomass to the utmost degree. Allowing him to block all incoming damage from the direction he faces his shield at. However, it should be noted that the shield’s durability is limited as enough damage can shatter the shield. Unlike his successor, James Heller. Mercer, when using his shield power, prefers having a mobile approach to his defense as opposed to being a solid unbreakable wall like Heller’s own ability. As such, Mercer is capable of moving around instead of being rooted in place, Similarly due to this approach. Mercer is capable of using this power with his other abilities. Adopting a similar fighting style to that of a knight of old, with a shield in one hand, and a weapon in the other. Armor: When faced with a situation where Mercer is either taking damage from all directions or facing a foe that rivals him in strength and power. Mercer is capable of hardening the outer layer biomass that makes up his appearance into an armor like texture. Giving his entire body a shiny black texture that blocks most damage and reduces all incoming damage to a large degree. This increase in durability allowed mercer to take on foes such as Captain Cross, the Supreme Hunter, and even tank multiple hits from high yielding artillery without suffering much damage from these encounters. Much like with his bio-shield ability. Mercer is capable of using his more offensive powers with this form. However, this form is not without its weaknesses, as upon entering this form. Mercer’s speed is greatly reduced. While still capable of moving at superhuman speeds. It's only about half of his normal speed. Similarly, while in this form. Mercer appears unable to use his bio-shield ability, however this may be due to this form providing potentially better defense and allowing him more mobility in combat. Claws: One of the first offensive powers that Mercer gains during the events of the first Prototype game. Mercer gained the ability to form massive, knife-like talons on his hand by consuming a hunter-type infected. These talons are sharp enough to cut through flesh and bones. Even being able to cut and destroy heavily armored vehicles such as tanks. When combining his Claws with his speed. Mercer can tear through hordes of basic enemies with ease, even developing this ability further into the ground spikes ability and the Devastator; Groundspike Graveyard Attack. Groundspikes: When using his claws as his main weapon. Mercer is capable of compressing his biomass into his clawed hands before slamming them into the ground. Upon doing this, Mercer expands the compressed biomass in his hands outwards towards the direction he wants. After either reaching their target or hitting a certain distance. The expanded biomass will erupt as sharp spires from the ground, impaling and cutting apart anyone and anything caught within eruption radius. GroundSpike Graveyard Devastator: An enhanced version of the groundspike technique. Upon entering critical mass. Mercer is capable of moving the extra biomass to his hands after a bit of a charge up time. Afterwards, Mercer will then slam both his hands into the ground. Sending the biomass out in all directions which would then track down any target within a certain radius before erupting out of the ground. This move is strong enough to bring down infected hives which were capable of withstanding the force of tank and missile fire. Hammerfists: When in need of some more brute physical force and attack power. Mercer is shown being able to move the biomass within his body to his arm. Covering them in the same fibers that make up his shield and armor form while at the same time enlarging them to the size of large warhammers, like those seen in games. With these new Hammerfists, Mercer is capable of dealing massive amounts of blunt force trauma to the point of even destroying a tank with a few hits. He is capable of doing this by pressing more and more biomass into his fist before compressing them. Increasing their density and weight in the process. However, doing so does cost him some attack speed, as he is shown having some trouble at times lifting and swinging his massive hands around. The attack power of these fist are shown to be on a level capable of inflicting massive damage to entities such as the Supreme Hunter, and even James Heller. He has even shown the ability to produce shockwaves and quaking the ground with a few hits, allowing him to stun foes with the aftershocks even when Mercer’s fist doesn't make contact with his intended target. Whipfist: Mercer’s main range attack. By moving his biomass to either of his arms. Mercer can morph his arm of choice into what could be called a grappling gun. By changing the normally rigid properties of his arm to be more elastic when compared to some of his other powers. Mercer can throw his arm forward, shooting out his clawed appendage at a target, allowing him to reel it back to him or him towards it. He tends to use this when dealing with airborne enemies or when he needs to reach a farther distance than normal distance that his jumping ability may not be able to cover. Similarly due to the whipfist’s elastic properties. It is a good power to use when dealing with mobs as it can swing his arm, extending it a certain distance and with his superhuman strength to cut nearly anything in his path in half. Tendrils: Mercer is capable of forming and using tendrils. While not really shown in the first Prototype game. Mercer does use them in dealing with foes, even creating two different devastator attacks with them. In the tied-in comics, Mercer is shown using the tendrils ability to impale and kill various individuals. In one case, killing Autumn with this ability after being shot in the head. Tendrils Barrage Devastator: Upon entering critical mass. Mercer is capable of condensing the biomass in his body, creating large amounts of pressure within himself before releasing it, causing an unknown amount of tendrils to burst from his body in all directions as well as impaling and dragging any organic being towards him. Anything impaled and killed by this attack is then absorbed by Mercer, healing and strengthening him. Bio-Bombs: While Mercer isn’t shown using this ability as it was one of the main attacks of James heller. As the ability came from one of Mercer’s Evolved soldiers, carrying a strain of the blacklight virus produced by Mercer. Mercer likely has access to this ability. The ability itself allows Mercer to implant a bit of his biomass into a target, before either allowing them to run off or simply throwing the individual at a group or target. The person in question will then explode in a mass of tendrils in all directions. Impaling, grabbing, and dragging all targets caught into a center mass. Crushing and killing anything caught in the center mass. Blade: Mercer is capable of shaping and forming the biomass in his arms to form a massive blade, capable of splitting humans in half, and piercing the armor of military vehicles such as tanks, and the thick skin of hunters and other infected entities. The Blade is Mercer’s strongest attack ability outside of his Devastator attacks. Not as fast as the claws nor as strong as his hammerfist. Mercer’s Blade ability doesn’t suffer from the weaknesses of either power, acting as a middle ground, allowing him a far greater dps, or damage per second when confronting enemies. Mercer’s version of the bio-blade is shown being stronger than that of Heller’s, being capable of dealing with crowds and more heavily defended enemies far easier than Heller’s version of the power. Density Alteration: Mercer, due to his shapeshifting abilities, is capable of altering the density of his body, allowing him to increase the damage potential of his strikes as well as altering the way gravity affects his body. In terms of offensive capabilities. Mercer has been shown being able to do sudden changes while in mid air and increase his density to the point of creating shockwaves and cratering the ground he lands on with enough height. Muscle Mass Increase: Mercer is capable of increasing his muscle mass in his arms and body, increasing his strength beyond his normal levels without suffering any loss in movement like many of his other defensive and offensive powers. Gliding: Mercer, by lowering his density while in the air, is capable of achieving a limited degree of flight by gliding through the air. He is capable of switching his body’s density on the fly to either slow his descent or rapidly falling. Similarly, it is due to this ability that Mercer is capable of clearing large distances as he can simply leap and glide over most obstacles in his way in order to escape his pursuers, or reach various locations far more quickly then simply running and parkouring his way there through the streets.. Air Dash: Mercer is shown being able to move the biomass around his body at such a rate that it is capable of slingshotting him in any particular direction that he wants. Mercer generally uses this ability to cover more distance, extend his gliding abilities and even dodge projectiles and other attacks in mid-air. Wall Running: While strong enough to climb walls using his hands, Mercer is capable of wall running at high speeds as his body will alter his feet in a way that allows him to cling to walls while running without the risk of slipping off due to lack of momentum or adhesion. As such Mercer can run at high speeds in any direction when on vertical surfaces Knuckle Shockwave: Using his strength, Mercer is capable of producing a massive shockwave by a double palm thrust. This attack is capable of cars and people down an entire street. Even potentially tearing apart the latter. Critical Pain Devastator: An enhanced version of the knuckle shockwave. Upon entering critical mass, Mercer can move the biomass in his body into his hands. Upon doing a palm thrust. Mercer creates a massive shockwave that uplifts and tears apart humans and vehicles alike. Adding insult to injury, Mercer, during the process of performing this attack, will also fire the biomass stored in his hands as tendrils into the shockwave, shredding and crushing anything unlucky enough to survive the initial shockwave itself
Cole Macgrath powers:Electrokinesis-The ability to absorb and control electricity in and out of his body. Over the last seven years,Cole has gotten much more powerful than in inFAMOUS 2. Able to deliver up to 15 supernovas of force. His maximum voltage is over 20 Gigawatts and the heat of his lightning burns up to 300,000,000,000 Kelvin,equivalent to three supernovas. -Immunity to electricity-Cannot be harmed by electrical energy. Any electricity that makes contact with his body is automatically absorbed. Electromagnetism-The ability to produce and manipulate electromagnetic fields and pulses. Cole can manipulate any object,no matter the size,using magnetism. Even non-metallic materials such as stone,ice,wood,and cardboard. Cryokinesis-The ability to manipulate ice and cold gas. Cole can deliver several cryokinetic attacks such as razor-sharp,steel-tearing Shatter Blasts,Ice Grenades,Freeze Rockets,Ice Pillars and Platforms for jumping great distances,Ice Barriers that can block missiles and knock up enemies. He can also produce freezing mist that freezes enemies in it solid if he hits it with a bolt. Superhuman Strength-Cole possesses superhuman strength. Able to easily lift up to 52 metric tons. His punches are on a Class PJ and he can regularly bench press giant monsters as heavy as tanks. Has even fought on par with Ares, the God of Warfare. Superhuman Speed-Cole is able to move at superhuman speeds. He can run up to 60MPH and during combat, he can move at Hypersonic speeds. He can react and fight at Massively Hypersonic+ speeds(Mach 1000-8810), able to easily dodge lasers and instant speed attacks and react to his own, natural lightning. Superhuman Durability-Cole is extremely durable. He can survive an attack that can level an entire island, ignores bullets, and shrugs off point-blank RPG's and grenades. Regenerative Healing Factor-Cole can heal extensive damage to his body in seconds. He can even regenerate lost limbs. If he absorbs energy, he heals instantly. Tactics/Leadership/Intelligence-Cole possesses increased intelligence. He regularly works out strategies during intense combat, he daily leads a team of superheroes into battle, he's able to logically deduce the outcome of any action he might take, and outsmarts incredibly clever opponents like Sasha, Alden, and Ray Zenji. Combat Experience-Cole is an incredibly experienced fighter. He was already he strongest Conduit alive, and now is even more so after training his powers in secret for 7 years. He has fought a multitude of foes stronger and more experienced than himself and won. And has survived impossible odds and has always come out on top. Even death. Electrokinetic Flight-Over the years, Cole has learned the ability to create a platform of electricity and surf on it through the air, granting him the ability to fly. Electrokinetic Constructs-Cole can create shapes of electrical energy and use electromagnetism to give it solid form. This can create several Electrokinetic weapons such as the Gigawatt Blades. Electroreception-Cole can pick up and read electronic frequencies and listen in on communications, he can also use this to read data as well. Electric Healing- Cole is able to release a massive charge of bioelectricity that heals everyone around him via hyper stimulating cells into a rapid state of regeneration. Precognition-Cole has the ability to see a few seconds into the future or see a whole future event. Mind Techniques-Cole can use neuroelectricity to manipulate people's minds. He can use this in a variety of ways such as mind-control, instant brainwashing, reading thoughts, and countering mental attacks. Lightning Dash/Dematerialization-Cole can turn his entire body into electricity and dash across short distances, he can use this to move at Massively Hypersonic+ speeds and travel through electrical power lines. Omnipresent Awareness-Cole can surround himself with an electromagnetic field that can give him omnipresent detection of his surroundings. Added by the fact that he can sense electrical energy in one's body, this makes him almost impossible to sneak up on. He can also use a Radar Sense that detects hostile intent, distinguishes friend from foe, sees through disguises, invisibility, and illusions, and scans for any electrical signals, anomalies, and sources.
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2023.06.09 03:06 blurryturtle 2023 Roland Garros Men's Semifinals 🐢

Party's almost over what a bummer. Historic day coming tomorrow no matter what happens. Also go Muchova!
Alcaraz vs Djokovic :
How will we survive without the big 3? Well, here is your answer. Carlos Alcaraz is primed for his first Roland Garros title, and for once in tennis, the expectations for a phenom are warranted. Alcaraz is a whopping -210 for this match, which is the most significant odds for a player facing Djokovic in a long time. For reference, the last few Nadal vs Djokovic matches at Roland Garros had Djokovic at around even odds. There is some inflation to the odds because of how easily Alcaraz has been winning and due to Djokovic’s lackluster clay season/potential elbow issues, but for the most part, I agree with this line.
Djokovic has long been the best hope for someone to stop Nadal at slams, but he’s never really been dominant from the baseline. Even in his most recent win, it seemed like Nadal just hit a wall physically more than Djokovic was able to dominate with his tennis. Novak has power, but he’s much more dangerous on fast courts and Roland Garros is playing extremely slow. With two weeks of play scuffing up the courts, difficult bounces (not Djokovic’s favorite thing) are also becoming a factor. A player will need skill, willpower, and actual power to win this title, and I think Djokovic is outmatched by a tiny bit in all three categories here.
If we sort through attributes, Alcaraz is winning in a lot of them currently. I make no assumptions about other events, but in these conditions, here’s where I see the edges. Alcaraz is faster than Djokovic. Alcaraz is able to generate his own power easier than Djokovic, and is currently hitting his forehand better. Alcaraz is employing the dropshot with great success, and Djokovic tends to utilize his well but he can get a bit predictable with the location down the line off his backhand and he doesn’t use the forehand drop very often. As far as stamina, Alcaraz and Djokovic are likely around even, but Alcaraz’s preferred pace is as fast as possible, and I think he can hang at that level longer than his opponent. Where Djokovic wins finally is in the service department, and on the backhand wing. Djokovic is a bit more accurate than Alcaraz, although Carlos has shown improvement on his ability to hit the T serve from the ad side. Alcaraz’s backhand is very solid, but Djokovic in a rhythm rarely makes errors and he locates the ball a bit more accurately than Alcaraz.
All of these edges, I would say, are slight at this point, but Alcaraz has continued to improve on tour and that’s what makes this feel like a likely spot for him to beat one of the all-time greats of tennis. The only player who has won a set thus far is Taro Daniel, and that set was largely Carlos employing some flair for the crowd and having to resettle once it became clear Daniel was not going to join him in the fun. Musetti was so defeated by the end of his match against Alcaraz that he opted for the highlight reel stuff, and the crowd was treated to some great rallies but Lorenzo had resigned. Tsitsipas dug in after getting smoked in the first two sets, but Alcaraz was able to turn things up. One big aspect of both Djokovic and Alcaraz’s success has been their teams. During the 3rd set Tsitsipas comeback Alcaraz had turned to his box for inspiration (and a little venting). Juan Carlos Ferrero made the “chatter” motion with his hand a few times, and then made a fist. Such a simple thing, but a way to take a player out of their own internal monologue in a key moment without giving them excess direction to debate about is such an intelligent move. Alcaraz is now fresh for this match, and is thriving in these conditions having dismissed two players who took Djokovic to 5 sets in the past.
Djokovic will be ready for this contest as well, after a difficult but inevitable win against Karen Khachanov. Khachanov’s serve gave him the ability to hang even with Djokovic, but once Novak started to get returns in play at Karen’s feet he struggled to hang on. Djokovic’s consistency and his ability to maintain a level once he reaches it are usually good enough to defeat most players. Having to come up with constant offense and put in nonstop effort is something that most players on tour can’t keep up for more than 1-2 sets, but that’s exactly the level of tennis that Alcaraz has been training towards. This paragraph was supposed to be able Djokovic, but here comes Alcaraz creeping in. Watching him against Tsitsipas, I legit felt like he has a chance to break the big 3s record at the majors. He has 3-4 years already of training harder than everyone else on tour, and his speed and forehand are major factors in any match on any surface. The best part has been watching him work specifically on the holes in his game. His backhand was a bit generic, and he has fixed that. He steps into almost every ball now and looks to infuse pace. His serve is still the bit that lags behind the rest of his game, but it is improving at every tournament and there aren’t double fault issues, it’s just not as noticeably incredible as the rest of his game.
When I’m done gushing, I have to admit that I’m still expecting a close match. Musetti came out hesitant and looking to work into the match, and folded shortly after. Tsitsipas was fired up, but his insistence on trying to cover his backhand left him victim to a ton of passes and dropshots to his forehand side. Djokovic is the guy though that simply will not quit. When Alcaraz has the third set lapse that he had against his two previous opponents, Djokovic will win that set. If Alcaraz gets into a dialogue with his box, Djokovic will see it and make him play extra balls. Novak also is a big-match player and that means that the slower more compartmentalized pace of the match may allow him to create a different optic than really exists. If Djokovic is losing rallies, but hits a few timely aces, suddenly the match looks different to Carlos. If Djokovic plays possum early but elevates his game, suddenly there is doubt for Alcaraz to consider. I do think the crowd will get behind whoever is struggling also, and Djokovic has one of the most indomitable spirits on the tennis court that we’ve ever witnessed.
Alcaraz had big targets in his past two matches because Musetti and Tsitsipas don’t really have dangerous backhands, but here that’s gone because it’s Novak’s strength. Alcaraz has been taking some very deep return positions, and Djokovic is adept at the net so some serve and volley may be on the menu. The only big problem I see for Djokovic is that Alcaraz is hitting bigger than him off both wings. If the match goes deep, I think Alcaraz will be able to score more without going to dangerous targets. We saw Swiatek today go much safer on big points and just drive the ball with heavy topspin until she got up court, and we’ve seen Nadal do that with his forehand for a very long time. Alcaraz’s forehand is the same thing. This is mostly reading like I expect Alcaraz to have the early lead, but the best thing about this match is that if he doesn’t. he’s equally likely to dig in and make a comeback. Their previous meeting was a 3 set thriller in Madrid that Alcaraz won, so he’ll have some confidence to draw upon. This feels like the finals, and I think Alcaraz is set to get the first of many Roland Garros titles. Alcaraz in 4-5.
Ruud vs Zverev :
People are quick to dismiss Ruud’s potential, but he continually performs well at the majors. It’s his style I think that confuses people into thinking he doesn’t belong at this level. Ruud does everything in a very rigid and professional manner. If coaches were able to choose a high-percentage shot before every swing, they would come up with something very close to Ruud’s game. A lot of people forget that Thiem and Federer also made technical skill and decision-making their main focus, and with Ruud’s backhand still just a defensive tool, there is a lot of room for him to keep improving. In the meantime, he’s in another major semifinal and has a winnable match here against one of the tour’s most giraffe infused humans.
If you cross a #2 pencil with a surfboard, and give it a mirror for its birthday, you might get Alexander Zverev. He’s a polarizing figure on tour, but he’s showing decent signs of growing up. Last year he looked like he’d be defeating Nadal at this event, and he suffered an ankle injury that forced him to make some very unforgettable noises. Since his return it seems like he is working harder, and it’s a welcome change. He’s been training at a high level, and his return to aggressive play from the baseline is yielding him results. It’s easy to forget that his first few forays at tour level saw him going for huge groundstroke winners and almost beating Nadal on hardcourt (a putaway volley away from the win), but his recent play has shown signs that the time off has re-ignited his hunger on the court, and maybe even his brain.
Zverev had a really tough test against Etcheverry, who stole the momentum early in the second and almost carried it through into the third. Early in the second I wondered if Zverev had the legs for a 5-set match, because since his return he’s really only been playing the 2/3 format. Etcheverry proved a bit too ambitious during rallies though, and unforced errors on the forehand cost him the 3rd and 4th set. It was interesting to me to see Tomas going so aggressively when I felt he was on even terms in the rallies, but it’s another reminder of the weight of shot that Zverev brings. At home I see the defense as effortless, but when you’re the one chasing the heavy cross-court forehands and dealing with a backhand that doesn’t seem to miss, it’s easy to want to end the rally. Zverev had some double fault issues bubble to the surface, but he is through and should be moderately fresh for this semifinal.
Ruud’s quarterfinal was much easier and yet portions of it seemed impossibly difficult. Rune’s mom Aneke gave an interview after his win against Cerundolo and insisted that Rune would not be physically impacted by the 5-setter, despite him appearing to indicate his legs were fried towards the end of the match. This was nice gamesmanship, but insisting that there is no physical fatigue after there is clearly physical fatigue is a very “there is no man behind the curtain” vibe. Rune was not prepared to play in the first set against Ruud, and basically swung tentatively on a lot of balls. Ruud dominated things without having to do much, and the second set was a mirror of the first. That lactic acid buildup is really tough to completely override, even with the aid of ice baths (highly recommend these btw for recovery, do your research first though and ease yourself into them with cold showers first) and the best nutrition on tour. There were some comments from Aneke about Rune not really hydrating properly or eating well during matches, and that is something him and his team will have to work out. It was thrown out there that he was stuck with blueberry flavor drinks instead of his preferred raspberry, and while that is hilarious, you could also say that if the kid has clear issues with nutrition and hydration on court, and you aren’t getting him the stuff he needs to thrive, then your team isn’t really doing its job. Coaching tennis is 10% strategy, and 90% babysitting.
Rune took an off-court bathroom break after the 2nd set, and whatever he took clearly worked. He came back out bounding with energy, and the elevation in level took Ruud by surprise. Casper had been coasting with mid-level offense, and Rune’s hyper-aggressive shotmaking left him struggling to hang in the set. He dropped the third 6-3, and Rune had the crowd on his side. Unfortunately, the energy didn’t last forever. Ruud is very physically strong, and he’s a well-coached player. He dug in on defense and started really hitting the majority of his shots to the open court. Rune was still dangerous but it wore his legs down and Ruud eventually got the benefit of errors. Casper should be fresh for this semifinals, but I don’t love the Rune match as prep for playing Zverev. Zverev’s shot selection is a lot more conservative than Rune, and his serve is a lot bigger. When you’ve been scoring your points by being consistent, it can sometimes take a mental reset before you realize you have to hit a number of shots to win. What I do think is positive for Ruud is that Zverev doesn’t possess the same ability to hit his forehand both directions that Rune does. Zverev is mostly hitting solid angles this week when he goes cross-court, and his inside out forehand is decent but is not travelling through the court at an ungettable pace at all.
As far as strategies, Ruud will want to sit in the forehand to forehand exchanges. He also may want to try making any facial expressions, but perhaps this is too risky after so long as a roboto. In all seriousness, Zverev wins if he can make this about their backhands, and Ruud wins if he can make this about their forehands. Zverev is serving much bigger than Ruud, but not necessarily better. Ruud is more consistent from the baseline also and is a bit more adept at creating. Him having the physical tools to go 5 sets here and the experience of making last year’s finals is also a key, given that Zverev losing actually still represents a big result for him. It’s hard to keep fighting sometimes when you’ve already sort of done enough, and Zverev’s major issues in the past have been mental. Despite the first semifinal being the marquee matchup, this is likely to be a very long and good quality contest. I think overall, Ruud’s baseline tennis is just at a higher tier than Zverev has been competing at since his return, and Zverev has been getting the benefit at this event of a very 500 level draw while Ruud has been dispatching actual monsters. I like Jarry against Zverev, I like tired Rune against Zverev, and I like Ruud against Zverev. King of Clay Casper Ruud in 4-5.
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2023.06.09 03:05 Often-Inebreated I am looking to upgrade from a gaming laptop to the real deal! 2000 to 2500 USD

**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I'm interested in maxing out the pretty in Single player games, I don't really care about max FPS, My Monitor right now is 165hz
When S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and Starfield are released, I would like to play them on ultra with a nice framerate, Also Metro Exodus and Cyberpunk with max ray tracing. I am also excited for 6 Days in Fallujah. I also like to play Skyrim with Mods, I probably will do the same with Starfield. It would be fun to play RDR2 again with ultra settings. Also VR compatible, but not a huge deal
**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
2000 USD to 2500 USD at the most, if a video card is just out of budget or something
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
This month
**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)
Tower and OS.
**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
California, No Microcenter, sadly
**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
VG27AQ 27" 16:9 G-SYNC 165 Hz QHD HDR IPS Gaming Monitor
Wireless Logitech keyboard,
Wireless Corsair mouse
Wireless HyperX headphones
**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
No thanks
**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
I would like a separate SSD for windows, at least 2TB SSD for the games, At least 32GB Ram.
I like Nvidia (sorry)
It would also be nice to store my photos and movies on a separate HDD, although this is also not mission critical as I can add later.
**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Mid-tower, I do not care about aesthetics.
**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Yes, 11 has been working for me well
**Extra info or particulars:
I'm currently using a MSI GL75 Leopard 10SFK-029 - 17.3" 144 Hz - Intel Core i7-10750H - GeForce RTX 2070 - 16 GB DDR4 -
So I would like an upgrade from that.

Thank you all!
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2023.06.09 03:05 Elcomandanteguero [WTS] Microtech Combat Troodon AP

Want to sell my Combat Troodon D/E Apocalyptic finish Perfect condition not a single ding scratch or mark LNIB [ $480 OBRO ] Bought it brand new so single owner piece I paid originally a little over 520 for it after tax and shipping M390 blade steel Manufacturing date of 04/22 Fires hard and has never misfired on me Hate to let her go but I’ve got some other things going on
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2023.06.09 03:02 gianpinili Learning how to code

Hi there,
I have recently decided that I want to pursue a career in web development / software development / software engineer.
(Little backstory about me: I am 23 years old, I am currently a Red Seal [Canada] Automotive Technician. Before going into Automotive, I took IT but did not enjoy the classes. The one thing I did enjoy was coding. Now that I was able to obtain my certification for Automotive, I’ve decided to pursue a career with coding.)
I have bought the Web Development course by Colt Steele on Udemy and started learning HTML. I am enjoying it so far and I can’t wait to learn more, but at the same time in the back of my head I just think “Holy shit how does someone do all this? I can barely remember some elements with HTML, let alone all the languages I’ve yet to learn.”
Do you guys have any tips? Any recommendations for learning how to code? Anything you guys did that really helped you out? I’m really willing to learn and will take any feedback.
Thank you!
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2023.06.09 03:01 gianpinili Learning how to code

Hi there,
I have recently decided that I want to pursue a career in web development / software development / software engineer.
(Little backstory about me: I am 23 years old, I am currently a Red Seal [Canada] Automotive Technician. Before going into Automotive, I took IT but did not enjoy the classes. The one thing I did enjoy was coding. Now that I was able to obtain my certification for Automotive, I’ve decided to pursue a career with coding.)
I have bought the Web Development course by Colt Steele on Udemy and started learning HTML. I am enjoying it so far and I can’t wait to learn more, but at the same time in the back of my head I just think “Holy shit how does someone do all this? I can barely remember some elements with HTML, let alone all the languages I’ve yet to learn.”
Do you guys have any tips? Any recommendations for learning how to code? Anything you guys did that really helped you out? I’m really willing to learn and will take any feedback.
Thank you!
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2023.06.09 03:01 cyberbay [GB] Sisyphus65 - Cylinder Weight, Various collocations, New Premium Version, GB open till 30th June

Greetings keyboard friends.
This is Velocifire team. After months of preparation , we are trilled to tell you that the GB of Sisyphus65 is live now! Thank you so much for supporting this project so far. You can learn all the information about this keyboard from this post, including the newly launched premium version (SE version), all vendors and updated reviews, without further ado, let’s take a look.

E-White Mountain Black Rock Gray Forest Green (Prototype)


Production Environment


Showcase Sound Test Assembly


NearLucid (Mountain Black)
Edwardtanujayaa ( E-White)
DBOKEY (Mountain Black SE.ver ) - Time: June 9th 20:00 (KST)
Keybored ( Forest Green) - Time: This weekend (We will update the specific time later.)
Alexotos (Burgundy SE.ver ) - Time TBD
nearLucid (Mountain Black )
edwardtanujayaa ( E-White)
Inspiration & Designs
Our vision for the Sisyphus 65 was to create a visually appealing keyboard that draws inspiration from the absurdist tale of Sisyphus, a well-known ancient Greek myth. Our aim was to achieve a sophisticated design that is easily recognizable due to its uniqueness. To pay homage to the dystopian hero, we have incorporated contoured lines on the keyboard that depict the hill and the boulder.
The PVD stainless steel column represents the weight of the boulder, while the straight lines on the main part of the case top represent the hill. Moreover, we have included the Morse code "C L I M B" on the top of the keyboard, a word that is used repeatedly in the Sisyphus story. Additionally, we have used dichroic anodizing on the front of the keyboard and the metal badge to add to its charm and character.
Overall, we are confident that the Sisyphus 65 will capture your imagination and leave you enchanted with its exquisite design and attention to detail.

SE Premium Version

Just as Sisyphus was condemned to endlessly push a boulder up a hill, designers must continue to refine and improve their creations, never truly reaching a final destination. The SE version of our keyboard embodies this eternal pursuit of excellence. What is the difference between the SE version and the standard version? The chamfers around the keyboard case of the SE version are processed into gold or silver via Dual-color Anodized process, which is more noble and elegant, and visually improved. Burgundy SE.ver (Gold chamfer) Black SE.ver (SilveGold chamfer) The default cylinder weight of the SE version is a black crack style not PVD. Stainless Steel Black Crack Cylinder

New Add On

To enhance playability and increase enjoyment, each kit now includes a keypad plate that can be used to assemble a keypad when combined with the upgrade bag. Gallery
Case*1 Bluetooth dual-mode PCB*1 Middle frame*1 Foot pad*4 Screws*4 Ps. The switches and the keycaps in the renders are not included by the upgrade bag.


Mountain Black
Ice Blue
Rock Gray
Forest Green
Hotswap PCB
VIA Supported
Support ANSI Layout
Support Ladder Caps Key
Support Split Backspace
PVD Silver
PVD Gold
PVD Silver
PVD Gold
Black Crack
Flat strip
Mountain-shaped strip

Kit Content

● Keyboard cases *1
● Flat strip *1 or Mountain-shaped strip*1
● Stainless steel PVD rectangle weight *1
● Stainless steel cylinder weight *1
● Sillicone gasket between case and column *3
● Sillicone gasket between case and weight *1
● Dual-colored anodized badge *1
● Wired VIA supported PCB *1
● Black PC plate *1
● Poron plate foam 3mm *1
● IXPE switch foam 0.5mm *1
● Poron case foam with hot-swap cut 1.5mm *1
● Poron bottom foam 2mm *1
● Gasket silicone socks *20
● Sillicone feet *4
● Screws: M4*9, *2\ M2*6, *5\ M2.5*4, *4\ M2*4, *4\ M2*3, *14
● Pillars connecting PCB and plate *7
● Anti-static gloves *1
GB Information
GB Time: June 9th, 9:00 GMT+8 to June 30th, 24:00 GMT+8, 2023
Sale Type: 300-unit limit
Estimated Shipping Time: 8-10 weeks after the GB end
GB Price: From 299 USD
Regional Vendors
CA: Deskhero - Sale time: June 1st to June 30th, 2023 AU: Daily Clack - Sale time: TBD EU: KEYGEM - Sale time: TBD UK: Mechboards - Sale time: TBD KR: Monstargear - Sale time: TBD JP: Basekeys - Sale time: TBD PH: Zionstudios - Sale time: June 10th to June 30th, 2023 MY: Rebult Keyboards - Sale time: TBD SG: Ktechs - Sale time: TBD US and the rest of the world: Velocifire
Welcome to join our Discord Server and follow our Instagram for more discussion and information about the Sisyphus65!
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2023.06.09 02:59 Infamous-Associate85 new bike day 🖤

new bike day 🖤
got this thing for basically the price of a steamroller (MSRP) happy to finally be on a steel frame
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2023.06.09 02:59 HereticStatue57 I told an AI to write me a poem about Octane

In Psamathe's realm, where the wind didst blow, There dwelt a soul with an untamed glow. Octane, a daredevil, whose legs of steel, Defied gravity with an unyielding zeal.
Born to a life of wealth and prestige, Son of Silva Pharmaceuticals' CEO, a league, But Octane craved a life of daring dreams, Thrills, adventure, where his heart truly teems.
Speed was his essence, his heartbeat's fuel, The rush of wind, a melody so cool. Death-defying stunts, his favored game, Holovids shared, his fans fueled his flame.
Among his feats, one stood above the rest, A race gauntlet where speed put to the test. Octane soared, propelled by explosive might, Across the finish line, his record taking flight.
But still, Octane yearned for more than acclaim, For greater thrills, to leave a lasting name. A call echoed forth, the Apex Games' allure, Where Legends converge, their spirits pure.
A bloodsport arena, fierce and wild, Where money, fame, and glory compiled. Octane's heart raced, his spirit unbound, To join the fray, where the boldest are crowned.
Through battles untamed, he'd seek his thrill, Defying limits, as only he will. The cheers of fans would fuel his stride, As Octane soared, with glory as his guide.
For Octane, the greatest thrill he'd find, In Apex's realm, where legends entwined. With legs of steel, and spirit untamed, Octane raced on, his destiny unclaimed.
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2023.06.09 02:58 RoJSimpson WTS WE M4 Open Bolt GBB
Selling the lot, all together, will not part out.
For sale is a WE M4 GBB, 5 gas mags plus parts for one
Red angel custom nozzle with NPAS insert, 150% return spring, steel guides, and spare nozzles
OEM furniture (spray painted)
3 semi used bags of BBs,
a FSP adjuster tool and spare FSP insert,
an OEM speedloader and a 3D printed one
See the pics! There's more description under each pic. I have some reputation on TacSwap as well as Facebook, and I will only use PayPal G&S
$300USD TYD (free shipping)
Semi and full auto firing function tests:
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