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Tracking attempts to harm the technology sector and culture

2015.08.26 19:53 frankenmine Tracking attempts to harm the technology sector and culture

This subreddit tracks and discusses attempts to smear, intimidate, censor, culturally appropriate, ethically corrupt, or otherwise harm the technology sector and culture, with emphasis on the startup, web development, and open source sectors and cultures, specifically such attempts by the SJW hate movement. These attempts are collectively known as #TechGate.

2017.02.26 23:29 Reusus A World of Ice and Fire RP

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2023.06.02 23:39 whitetanooki 7 weeks broken up and he’s still drinking. He’s no longer my problem however I’m still mentally struggling with letting go of potential.

I want to start off by thanking this group. You saved my future, you saved my mental health. You gave me courage powered by knowledge.
It’s been 7 weeks since we broke up. He was my fiancé and we owned our dream home together. Our future kids would have gone to school up the street and played in our pool all summer. My garden is in full bloom and our joint business was busy. Yet the dreams we shared are exactly that, just dreams.
I wrote a list of every time he mentally or physically abused me. I read it to myself every time I begin to miss him and I realized every beautiful moment we could have shared was ruined by his alcoholism. 43 reasons to be exact and counting. His tantrums could put a 3 year old to shame.
I mean, how many memories does he even remember? I can’t comprehend why drinking a half gal of vodka every other day is more pleasurable than experiencing real intimacy with your fiancé. Yes I’m in counseling but it doesn’t make the pain any easier when I hear his name or see his face.
7 weeks apart and I can see from our security cameras his parents came to the rescue again because he’s been hammered for days. They’re one of his biggest enablers. They think they can pick up his pieces, get him sober and he’ll be good as new now that he doesn’t have his terrible fiancé holding him back. Jokes on them, it was never about me but I brought his alcoholism to the light.
I’m going on my first date next week and although it seems too soon the other person also just got out of a 4 year relationship. We have such kind conversations with each other, I wouldn’t even be upset if he was just a stepping stone towards healing and another more.
I let go of my dreams with my ex, so I could find the potential in myself. To be a better version of me and hopefully the dreams I had can be shared with someone who wants the same for themselves.
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2023.06.02 23:30 AutoModerator [Download Course] Dan Koe – Digital Economics Masters Degree (

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In the first Digital Economics Cohort, I built out my course The 2 Hour Writer.I have videos showing how I build it with the strategies in phase 3 and 4.There is a bonus module that shows how I had an $85,000 launch that resulted in my first $100K month.I did this to prove the strategies inside Digital Economics work if you stick to the plan.And, this past Black Friday, I blew my that monthly high out of the water in 4 days.That’s the power of these strategies if you stay consistent with your life’s work.

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2023.06.02 23:27 FormalSmoke First Look: Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 6 Low Golf

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First Look: Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 6 Low Golf
Eastside Golf and Jordan Brand will be teaming up once more for yet another collaborative collection. This time around the collaboration will include this special iteration of the golf-ready Air Jordan 6 Low.
Previewed below, the Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 6 Low Golf is dressed in a White, Malachite, Black, and Metallic Gold color scheme. It features a premium Black nubuck base that’s then offset by the with White leather overlays. A closer look shows Metallic Gold accents on the lace locks and heel pull tab along with Green hits decorating the tongue overlay, midsole and outsole. Unique features include the Eastside Golf logo on the tongues as well as the “Change” and “1961” printed on the golf-ready translucent outsoles which is a nod to the date the PGA Tour lifted its ban on non-white golfers.
The Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 6 Low Golf will retail for $240. Look for them to release alongside the rest of the Eastside Golf x Jordan Brand collection sometime in the coming weeks at Eastside Golf, select Jordan Brand retailers and For a complete guide including official photos, release dates, pricing and where to buy, visit: Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 6 Low Golf.
In Jordan Brand news, have you checked out the upcoming Air Jordan 2 Wings?
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2023.06.02 23:27 FormalSmoke Looks Like An Awake NY x Jordan Air Ship Collab Is On The Way

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Looks Like An Awake NY x Jordan Air Ship Collab Is On The Way
The Jordan Air Ship is beginning to make its rounds on this blog on a weekly basis nowadays. Already previewed in a handful of GR colorways in addition to a collaboration or two, today we give you a first look at yet another upcoming release of the model, the Awake NY x Jordan Air Ship.
Previewed below, the Awake NY x Jordan Air Ship arrives in a White/Sail leather upper highlighted by the mismatched Gym Red and Game Royal accents on the right and left shoe, respectively. Other notable features include the Metallic Sliver Swooshes, the Awake NY’s signature “A” logo on the lateral all while being placed atop an aged midsole and semi-translucent outsole. An added bonus is the metal Jumpman hangtag that will also come included with the kicks.
The Awake NY x Jordan Air Ship has no release date but you can expect them to debut later this year via Awake NY. Stay tuned for official release information.
In other news, who’s looking forward to the upcoming Air Jordan 3 Palomino?
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2023.06.02 23:25 TakeMyThrowaway123 31M and 30F having intimacy and respect issues.

Hey all, just wondering how I can move forward with my current relationship. My gf 30F and I(31M) have been together for 3 years.
We were having sex before we became a couple, and our relationship started after she found out that I was seeing another girl, and she gave me an ultimatum. (yes I know I was fucked up) Since our relationship started, I have ditched most of my female friends and have been faithful to her.
Our relationship started off great, but I have fucked up occasionally with insensitive comments and missing birthday/anniversary gifts. We had talked about it and I apologized and promised her that I'll do better, which I believe I have been better at till today.
However, everytime we have an argument, the argument always leads back to her reminding me about how I was fucked up with insensitive comments and missing out on gifts for her in the past.
For context, she has a few male friends that she is in contact with, that I'm aware of. When we argue, it's mostly because I feel she disrespects our relationship and me, by paying more attention to her friend than to me. For example, she would go on talking to her male friend instead of me when we are out and they bump into each other, even when she knows that I strongly dislike that friend. Would you consider that as being disrespectful to your partner?
Also, occasionally when we are out together, she would bring up her male friend multiple times throughout the night, sometimes even texting them while we are conversing.
As for our sex life, it was great for the first year of our relationship. As of now, I have been sexless for close to 6 months. This has been despite me telling her that we haven't had sex in a long time and we should try to have some sort of intimacy.
Usually when she meets me I notice she gets tired quickly, and when we share a room, she tends to fall asleep as soon as we hop into bed. This is despite her getting adequate sleep(around 7 hours) when she claims she can function well on 4 to 5 hours.
As for our financials, I believe she is currently earning more than I do, and our financials aren't very strong. I feel this is an issue which is contributing to the lack of intimacy and her behaviors with her friends. What do you guys think?
I don't know what I should do with our relationship, I feel that she is the one I want to be with, but I can't bear to have a sexless marriage and one where I'm being treated as a second option to her friends. What are your thoughts on my relationship? How can I turn this relationship around for the better? Any advice is greatly appreciated. TIA!
Tl;dr I have issues with gf texting others/chatting with people I dislike when we are out on dates, we have a lack of sexual intimacy currently. Help!
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2023.06.02 23:24 Big_Mouse_Guy 4 min Survey!!! 4-minute Survey!! Political Ideology/Social Media/Dating Culture (Cis-Gendered Adults)

I'm reposting mainly due to my fault. PREFERRED Cis Gendered, non-aromantic/asexual individuals. HOWEVER, all are welcome to take the survey. The questions are more governed towards the preferred individuals, but data is data and this survey is extremely casual! Sorry y'all!
"I found this cool article showing different data visualization coding tools. Additionally, I'm curious how political affiliation might have an influence on a few of the questions. Everything is casual, solely for fun.
The purpose of this questionnaire is solely for interests in political beliefs/culture (social + dating) in humans. This questionnaire has no connection to any university or research group. Everything is anonymous and no personal information will be shared."
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2023.06.02 23:22 jjgrey05 At The Market Offering Agreement with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC

We have entered into an At The Market Offering Agreement with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (“Wainwright”) relating to the sale of our common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Common Stock”), offered by this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. In accordance with the terms of the At The Market Offering Agreement, we may offer and sell up to $50,000,000 of shares of our Common Stock from time to time through Wainwright acting as agent.
Sales of our Common Stock, if any, under this prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be made in sales deemed to be “at the market equity offerings” as defined in Rule 415 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), including sales made directly on or through Nasdaq or any other existing trading market in the United States for our Common Stock, sales made to or through a market maker other than on an exchange or otherwise, directly to Wainwright as principal, in negotiated transactions at market prices prevailing at the time of sale or at prices related to such prevailing market prices and/or in any other method permitted by law. If we and Wainwright agree on any method of distribution other than sales of shares of our common stock on or through Nasdaq or another existing trading market in the United States at market prices, we will file a further prospectus supplement providing all information about such offering as required by Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act. Wainwright is not required to sell any specific dollar amount of shares but will use its commercially reasonable efforts to sell on our behalf all of the shares of common stock requested to be sold by us, consistent with its normal trading and sales practices and applicable laws and regulations, subject to the terms of the At The Market Offering Agreement on mutually agreed terms between Wainwright and us. There is no arrangement for funds to be received in any escrow, trust or similar arrangement.
Wainwright will be entitled to compensation at a fixed commission rate of 3.0% of the gross sales price per share sold under the At The Market Offering Agreement. In connection with the sale of our common stock on our behalf, Wainwright will be deemed to be an “underwriter” within the meaning of the Securities Act and the compensation of Wainwright will be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts. We have also agreed to provide indemnification and contribution to Wainwright with respect to certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.
We are an “emerging growth company” and a “smaller reporting company” under the federal securities laws and are subject to reduced public company reporting requirements. See “Prospectus Supplement Summary ‒ Emerging Growth Company” and ”‒ Smaller Reporting Company.” Our Common Stock and warrants are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “ADN” and “ADNWW”, respectively. On June 1, 2023, the closing price of our Common Stock was $0.88 per share and the closing price of our warrants was $0.11 per share.
You should read this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement carefully before you invest.
Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. See the information contained under “Risk Factors” on page 5 of this prospectus supplement and in the related sections noted in the accompanying prospectus, and in the documents incorporated by reference herein and therein.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus supplement is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
Securities offered
Shares of our Common Stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $50,000,000.
Common Stock to be Outstanding after this offering(1)
Up to 106,818,182 shares of Common Stock, assuming sales of 56,818,181 shares of Common Stock in this offering at an assumed offering price of $0.88 per share, which was the last reported sale price of our shares of Common Stock on Nasdaq on June 1, 2023. The actual number of shares of Common Stock issued will vary depending on the sales price under this offering at which shares may be sold from time to time during this offering.
Manner of offering
“At the market offering” as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) under the Securities Act that may be made from time to time through our sales agent, Wainwright. See “Plan of Distribution” on page S-12 of this prospectus supplement.
Use of Proceeds
We intend to use the net proceeds to fund the operating expenses and capital expenses for product development and plan to make substantial investments over the next several years, among others, in new production equipment and warehousing, systems assembly line, MEA assembly automation, aeronautical stacks, facility expansion, new hirings and for working capital and general corporate purposes. See “Use of Proceeds” on page S-11 of this prospectus supplement.
Risk Factors
Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. See the “Risk Factors” section of this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and in the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement for a discussion of factors to consider before deciding to purchase our securities.
Trading Symbols Our Common Stock and warrants are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “ADN” and “ADNWW”, respectively.
(1) The number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after this offering is based on 53,097,236 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of June 1, 2023, and does not include (a) 26,369,557 shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding warrants, and (b) 3,289,855 shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding options, 2,288,772 shares issuable upon vesting of outstanding restricted stock units, 33,671 shares issuable upon outstanding restricted stock units that have vested, and 295,196 shares of Common Stock reserved for future issuance of awards pursuant to the Company’s 2021 Equity Incentive Plan. Unless otherwise indicated, this prospectus supplement assumes no exercise of outstanding stock options or warrants and no settlement of outstanding restricted stock units.
Investing in our securities is speculative and involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the risks set out below and the other documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement that summarize the risks that may materially affect us and our business before making an investment in our securities. Please see “Incorporation by Reference”. If any of these risks occur, our business, results of operations or financial condition could be materially adversely affected. In that case, the trading price of our securities could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment. The risks set out in this prospectus supplement are not the only risks we face. You should also refer to the other information set forth in this prospectus supplement as well as those incorporated by reference herein and therein, including financial statements and the related notes, for further risks faced by us.
The Company and its securities should be considered a speculative investment due to the high-risk nature of our business, and you should carefully consider all of the information disclosed in this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the documents incorporated herein and therein prior to making an investment in the Company. In addition, the following risk factors should be given special consideration when evaluating an investment in the securities.
Risks Related to the Business
We have incurred losses since inception and we expect that we will continue to incur losses for the foreseeable future.
We have not been profitable since operations commenced, and we may never achieve or sustain profitability. We expect to continue to incur net losses and generate negative cash flows until we can produce sufficient revenues and gross profit to cover our costs. We may never become profitable. Even if we do achieve profitability, we may be unable to sustain or increase our profitability in the future. We will require significant additional capital to continue operations and to implement our business strategy. We cannot estimate with reasonable certainty the actual amounts necessary to successfully complete the development, manufacture and commercialization of our products and there is no certainty that we will be able to raise the necessary capital on reasonable terms or at all.
Our audited financial statements included a statement that there is a substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern and a continuation of negative financial trends could result in our inability to continue as a going concern.
Our audited financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022 were prepared on the assumption that we would continue as a going concern. Our audited financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022 did not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. Our management has determined that there is a substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern over the next twelve months based on the insufficient amount of cash and cash equivalents as of the financial statement filing date and our independent auditors have included a “going concern” explanatory paragraph in their report on our financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022. In July 2022, we received official ratification from the European Commission of the European Union for one of the Important Projects of Common European Interest (“IPCEI”), Green HiPo. This project provides for the availability of funding of €782.1 million over the next six years. As of the issuance date of the consolidated financial statements, we have not received an agreement which provides the terms of the funding. In addition to Green HiPo, management may pursue additional capital raises in the future. We cannot provide assurance that we will be able to obtain additional funding on acceptable terms, if at all. If we are unable to obtain sufficient funding, we could be required to delay our development efforts, limit activities and reduce research and development costs, which could adversely affect its business prospects. The reaction of investors to the inclusion of a going concern statement by our independent auditors, and our potential inability to continue as a going concern, could materially adversely affect the price of our Common Stock.
We continue to generate a low level of revenue from our core products.
Based on conversations with existing customers and incoming inquiries from prospective customers, we anticipate substantial increased demand for our MEAs and fuel cell systems from a wide range of customers as we scale up our production facilities and testing capabilities, and as the awareness of our MEA capabilities becomes widely known in the industry. We expect both existing customers to increase order volume, and to generate substantial new orders from new customers, with some of whom we are already in discussions regarding prospective commercial partnerships and joint development agreements. As of December 31, 2022, we were still generating a low level of revenues compared to our future projections and have not made any commercial sales to new customers.
Risks Related to the Offering
A return on the Common Stock purchased in this offering is not guaranteed.
There is no guarantee that the shares of Common Stock purchased in this offering will earn any positive return in the short term or long term. Investing in our Common Stock is speculative and involves a high degree of risk and should be undertaken only by holders whose financial resources are sufficient to enable them to assume such risks and who have no need for immediate liquidity in their investment. Investing in our securities is appropriate only for holders who have the capacity to absorb a loss of some or all of their holdings.
We may not be able to maintain compliance with the continued listing requirements of the Nasdaq Capital Market.
Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. To maintain that listing, we must satisfy minimum financial and other requirements including, without limitation, a requirement that our closing bid price be at least $1.00 per share.
On May 24, 2023, we were notified by Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Staff about bid price deficiency. The Company is reviewing plans to regain compliance with the $1.00 closing bid price requirement. If the Company does not regain compliance with the bid price requirement by November 30, 2023, the Company may be eligible for an additional 180-calendar day compliance period so long as it satisfies the criteria for initial listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and the Company provides written notice to Nasdaq of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. If we fail to continue to meet all applicable continued listing requirements for The Nasdaq Capital Market in the future and Nasdaq determines to delist our common stock, the delisting could adversely affect the market liquidity of our common stock, our ability to obtain financing to repay debt and fund our operations.
We currently do not have enough authorized shares of common stock to issue all shares offered hereunder and we require stockholder approval and the subsequent filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware a certificate of amendment to our second amended and restated certificate of incorporation to effect an increase of the authorized number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the At The Market Offering Agreement. There is no assurance that such stockholder approval will be obtained which will limit our ability to raise capital and could materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations.
We do not have enough shares of Common Stock currently authorized under our second amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “certificate of incorporation”) to issue all shares in the offering to pursuant to the At the Market Offering Agreement. We currently have 110,000,000 shares of common stock authorized under our certificate of incorporation. As of June 1, 2023, we had 53,097,236 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding, 26,369,557 shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding warrants, 3,289,855 shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding options, 2,288,772 shares issuable upon vesting of outstanding restricted stock units,33,671 shares issuable upon outstanding restricted stock units that have vested, and 295,196 shares available for future issuance as awards under the Company’s 2021 Equity Incentive Plan. We currently do not have sufficient remaining authorized shares of Common Stock to fully utilize sales pursuant to the At The Market Offering Agreement unless and until an increase of our authorized shares of Common Stock is approved by stockholders and we file with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware a certificate of amendment to our certificate of incorporation effecting such increase. If our stockholders do not approve the increase of authorized shares of Common Stock, our business development and financing alternatives will be limited by the lack of sufficient unissued and unreserved authorized shares of Common Stock, and stockholder value may be harmed, perhaps severely, by this limitation.
We have used almost all of our unreserved, authorized shares.
We have currently used almost all of our unreserved authorized shares and will need stockholder approval to implement an increase in our authorized shares of common stock. Our certificate of incorporation and the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), currently require the approval of stockholders holding not less than a majority of all outstanding shares of capital stock entitled to vote in order to approve an increase in our authorized shares of common stock. We currently plan to seek stockholder approval at our annual meeting, which is scheduled to be held on June 13, 2023. There are no assurances that stockholder approval will be obtained, in which event will be unable to raise additional capital through the issuance of shares of common stock to fund our future operations.
We have broad discretion in the use of proceeds from the offering.
Our management will have broad discretion with respect to the application of net proceeds received by us from the sale of the shares under this prospectus supplement and may spend such proceeds in ways that do not improve our results of operations or enhance the value of the securities. Any failure by management to apply these funds effectively could result in financial losses that could have a material adverse effect on our business or cause the price of our common shares to decline.
The Common Stock offered hereby will be sold in “at the market” offerings, and investors who buy shares at different times will likely pay different prices.
Investors who purchase shares in this offering at different times will likely pay different prices, and so may experience different outcomes in their investment results. We will have discretion, subject to market demand, to vary the timing, prices, and numbers of shares sold, and there is no maximum sales price. Pursuant to the At The Market Offering Agreement, our board of directors, or a duly authorized executive committee thereof, may authorize, from time to time, a minimum sales price per share of our common stock sold in this offering, which will limit the Company’s ability to make sales if the price goes below that minimum. Investors may experience a decline in the value of their shares as a result of share sales made at prices lower than the prices they paid.
You may experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value per share of the Common Stock you purchase.
The price per share of our Common Stock being offered may be higher than the net tangible book value per share of our Common Stock outstanding prior to your purchase and in such case, you will suffer immediate dilution based on the difference between the price you pay per share of our Common Stock and our net tangible book value per share at the time of your purchase.
The actual number of shares we will issue and the total aggregate proceeds resulting from sales made under the At The Market Offering Agreement with Wainwright, at any one time or in total, is uncertain.
Subject to certain limitations in the At The Market Offering Agreement with Wainwright and compliance with applicable law, we have the discretion to deliver sales notices to Wainwright at any time throughout the term of the At The Market Offering Agreement. The number of shares that are sold by Wainwright after delivering a sales notice will fluctuate based on the market price of the Common Stock during the sales period and limits we set with Wainwright, and as such, it is not currently possible to predict the aggregate proceeds to be raised in connection with this offering or the number of shares that will ultimately be issued.
Future issuances of securities may result in substantial dilution to our existing stockholders and investors.
We may issue or sell additional shares of Common Stock or other securities that are convertible or exchangeable into shares of Common Stock in subsequent offerings or may issue additional shares of Common Stock or other securities to finance future acquisitions. We cannot predict the size or nature of future sales or issuances of securities or the effect, if any, that such future sales and issuances will have on the market price of the shares. Sales or issuances of substantial numbers of shares of Common Stock or other securities that are convertible or exchangeable into Common Stock, or the perception that such sales or issuances could occur, may adversely affect prevailing market prices of the Common Stock. With any additional sale or issuance of shares of Common Stock or other securities that are convertible or exchangeable into Common Stock, our stockholders will suffer dilution to their voting power and economic interest in the Company. Furthermore, to the extent holders of our stock options, warrants or other convertible securities convert or exercise their securities and sell the shares of Common Stock they receive, the trading price of the Common Stock on Nasdaq may decrease due to the additional amount of shares available in the market.
The market price of our Common Stock may be volatile.
The market price of our Common Stock may be volatile and subject to wide fluctuations in response to numerous factors, many of which are beyond our control. This volatility may affect the ability of holders of Common Stock to sell their securities at an advantageous price. Market price fluctuations in our Common Stock may be due to our operating results failing to meet expectations of securities analysts or investors in any period, downward revision in securities analysts’ estimates, adverse changes in general market conditions or economic trends, acquisitions, dispositions or other material public announcements by us or our competitors, along with a variety of additional factors. These broad market fluctuations may adversely affect the market price of the Common Stock.
Financial markets have periodically at times experienced significant price and volume fluctuations that have particularly affected the market prices of equity securities of companies and that have often been unrelated to the operating performance, underlying asset values or prospects of such companies. Accordingly, the market price of our Common Stock may decline even if our operating results, underlying asset values or prospects have not changed. Additionally, these factors, as well as other related factors, may cause decreases in asset values that are deemed to be other than temporary, which may result in impairment losses. There can be no assurance that continuing fluctuations in price and volume will not occur. If such increased levels of volatility and market turmoil continue, our operations could be adversely impacted, and the trading price of our Common Stock may be materially adversely affected.
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2023.06.02 23:21 Ralts_Bloodthorne First Contact - Chapter 960 - The Setting Sun

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No matter how terrible a weapon the Terrans have produced to use upon you, know this: They've got something worse they didn't want to use. - Wemterran analyst
Desperate times call for desperate measures. - Codex of Forbidden Truth
That's the worst thing I've ever seen. - Everyone, sooner or later.
The worst you've seen so far. - The smartass next to them.
Magnus hummed to himself as he reached up and plucked a lemon from the tree.
The day was pleasant. A warm breeze, the artificial sun was shining, and the orchard park smelled of plants, growing things, fruit, and the faint scent of water from the lake.
He heard the sounds of power armor behind him and sighed.
Of course you have to ruin my day, he thought.
Outwardly, nothing changed.
Inside, Magnus activated his combat systems, putting them on either standby or low power.
"I can hear you," Magnus said, starting to peel the lemon as he turned around slowly.
The two Sword Knights stood facing him, blaze rifles leveled, roughly a hundred meters away.
"We have to secure the SUDS facility," Sword One stated.
"Mommy said so," the second one said.
Magnus nodded. "And we should always do what our mothers tell us to do," he said agreeably. He nodded down toward the lemon he was peeling. "Want a bite?"
"No," Sword Two said.
"Enough with the fruit!" Sword One said.
"What? I like fruit," Magnus said. He held up the lemon. "This one in particular. It has certain acids that I need. The vitamins and minerals in it are crucial to a healthy and happy life."
"If swear to God, if you say one more word about fruit..." Sword One said, letting the threat hang in the air.
Magnus smiled, taking a bite out of the lemon and slowly chewing it, enjoying the sour acidic taste.
"We have to kill you. You aren't authorized to be here," Sword One said.
"And your mother told you to," Magnus said, swallowing the bite. He smiled. "You sent the Tome Knight to kill my sister and the Rose Knight to kill my Captain."
Sword Two nodded. "By now, your sister is dead and the Captain has killed that alien."
Magnus chuckled, taking another bite and chewing slowly.
"What's so funny?" Sword One asked.
Magnus kept chewing and smiling.
"ANSWER ME!" Sword One shouted.
Magnus held up his hand, making a show of chewing and then swallowing.
"That you think my sister is dead," Magnus said. He chuckled again. "Archaic armor. Out of date weaponry I wouldn't use for home defense. Against us. The Twins."
Magnus gave no clue that he had read Captain Nakteti's messages on his retinal link.
"You have a sword. We have guns," Sword Two sneered.
"And a lemon," Magnus held up the half-eaten peeled lemon.
"THAT'S IT!" Sword One screamed.
For Magnus everything suddenly slowed down as his mind and body went into overdrive. He let go of the lemon and it seemed to hang in mid-air as he moved forward, drawing his sword. He could feel the 'sleeper' implants in his muscles go offline, feel his full strength flowing into his body as his muscle tissue purged the ATP-blockers that normally filled his muscle tissue.
The two armored figures were stock still to Magnus as he moved up to them, came to a stop, his foot throwing up dirt as he skidded sideways, sword back behind his head.
One stroke and he pivoted smoothly, turning and making another stroke.
The sparks were just starting to flash. The lemon was only a few inches lower than it was.
Magnus stepped behind them, the tip of his sword biting deeply into the backs of the knees on first the right legs, then the left legs of both armored men.
He felt the crunch of metal and circuitry.
But no soft spongy feeling of flesh.
He finished up with running back to the lemon, which had dropped a foot, sheathing his blade, and grabbing the lemon out of mid-air.
Sparks hadn't even shot from the backs of the Chronotronic Knight's knees. Their hands were just starting to drop from the wrists, the rifles just starting to fall into two pieces.
His systems went back to standby.
The hands dropped to the ground, still holding the rifle. Sparks shot from the backs of the knees and the amputated wrists.
Both Chronotronic Knights screamed.
Magnus took a bite of the lemon, chewing slowly as he walked forward.
"You know," he said conversationally, "If you're going to pick a fight with someone, you really shouldn't drop your hands before you pull the trigger."
He stopped and looked down at them. "You might want to be sure you can stand and fight too."
Sword Two looked up. "You cheated," he said.
Magnus frowned. It sounded like the armored man was crying.
"All's fair," Magnus shrugged. "You tried punching way out of your weight class."
"Mommy's going to be mad my hands fell off," the other one said.
To Magnus it sounded like he was weeping. He frowned as he popped the last of the lemon into his mouth and moved around behind Sword One.
"Well, let's get a look at you," he said, reaching out and feeling under the edge of the helmet.
"No. Don't. You're not supposed to look at us," Sword One said, trying to move forward on his knees.
"Mommy doesn't want people to look at us," Sword Two said.
Magnus stepped back, his frown deepening.
He hadn't felt any emergency catches or any other way to remove the helmet.
It felt more like a robot's head than a power armor helmet.
"Magnus! Don't! Don't kill them!" Nakteti's voice rang in his ear.
"Why not?" Magnus asked, looking at where both of the armored men were pushing around their hands with the stumps of their wrists.
When she told him, his eyes opened wide and he stared at the two weeping Knights with horrified eyes.
"Menhit redeem us," he whispered.
The cherry broke free of the branch with an almost inaudible snap, the fruit bright red and full of sweet juice filled pulp.
Surscee lowered her hand and looked at the cherry, smiling.
To her, fruit was better tasting then the scientifically designed to appeal to the broadest palates nutri-forge template driven foods.
True, it had a small bee-kiss on one side, but that little brown imperfection made her smile.
She used a thumbnail to split the cherry at the seam and shuck the pit out, sucking the juice off of the pit before tucking it into a pocket on her leather skirt. She popped the cherry in her mouth and slowly turned around.
"Sooner or later, you have to make a decision," Surscee said, smiling. "You can stand in the bushes until the anomaly burns out if you want, but you might get bored."
"The final two SUDS layers are separating," came the synthesized male voice of the Tome Knight.
"Indeed," Surscee said. "That is why we can pick the fruit now. Before, the overlapping temporal zones made it impossible to pick them. This," she hefted the stem in her hand. "Means that we were successful."
"I cannot permit unauthorized access to this facility. It's mankind's one edge against a universe that Momma says wants nothing more than to destroy us," the Tome Knight said.
"I could say the same," Surscee said. "An archaic violent relic of a time nine thousand years in our past. Scarred by the Glassing and riven by The Scream. Out of time, your people dead and gone, the war you are fighting taught to children in school with all the passion of a bread recipe, your enemy now one of our most valued allies."
"That changes nothing!" the Tome Knight said.
The voice suddenly changed to that of a little girl.
"I'll kill her mommy. I won't let her get away," the Tome Knight said.
"That voice isn't your mommy," Surscee said, turning away.
"Yes it is," the Tome Knight's voice was male again.
"Your mommy isn't here," Surscee said. "Just as my mother is not here," she reached up and plucked another cherry.
"She won't get away, mommy," the little girl voice.
"Did it hurt?" Surscee asked, pitting the cherry with her thumbnail.
"Did what hurt?" the male voice again.
"What they did to you. Before they sealed you in that armor. When they sealed you in that armor. Did it hurt?" Surscee reached up and plucked a trio of cherries touching each other. She turned around, pitting them with her thumbnail.
"Does it hurt now?" she asked.
The Tome Knight was holding still.
"Your head hurts. Your angry," Surscee said softly, walking forward slowly. "What are you, Knight of the Tome? In that armor, what are you?"
"Mommy says not to tell," the Tome Knight said. The blaze rifle was leveled at Surscee. "I'm sorry, but mommy says you have to die."
Surscee brought her hand up, rings of light filled with glowing runes around her hand, wrist, and forearm.
The Tome Knight pulled the trigger.
The golden-white beam hit something in front of Surscee's palm, a rippling field full of runic script appearing.
Surscee kept walking forward, chewing on the cherry in her mouth. Still holding the cherries in her hand, she used her thumb and forefinger to release the catches on the front of her leather bustier, the exposed top slope of her breasts already glimmering with sweat.
The Tome Knight screamed in rage and pulled the trigger again.
Surscee held her hand out, wrist cocked, the beam hitting the field in front of her palm, as she kept walking slowly forward. She held out two fingers from the hand she was holding the cherries with, making a quick set of runes.
The rifle started to dissolve.
"MOMMY SAYS CHOP YOU UP!" the Tome Knight screamed, dropping the crumbling rifle and reaching for the force blade on their waist.
Surscee used her thumb to pop another cherry in her mouth as she took another step forward. She drew a quick rune with her cherry juice stained fingers, stepping through the glowing rune as she did so, sweat running down her back, her shoulders steaming as the sweat evaporated.
The Tome Knight held out the force blade handle and thumbed the trigger.
Nothing happened.
They clicked it again.
Surscee shook her head. "It will avail you not. I disabled it as soon as you raised the rifle," she said.
A halo of light appeared around the Tome Knight's clenched fist, shining edges with runes moving in a circle in the middle of the halo.
The Tome Knight stared at the force blade as Surscee took another pair of steps forward.
"You face a sorceress, whose knowledge far exceeds your own, child," Surscee said, the words more habit than thought through.
"I'M NOT YOUR CHILD!" the Tome Knight screamed, distortion filling the voice, throwing away the force blade handle and shaking their hand.
Surscee frowned.
"I can hit you to death!" the Tome Knight said, raising their arms and preparing to rush forward.
Surscee made quick motions and chains of burning blue fire leapt up from the ground, going around the Tome Knight's waist, their wrists, their ankles, their chest, around their neck. The chains clattered as they tightened.
The Tome Knight went over backwards with a cry of rage, screaming louder when they were pulled spread-eagle.
Surscee tossed the last cherry up in the air, opening her mouth and catching it, before walking up and stopping next to the Tome Knight.
"No. Mommy says I have to kill you," the Tome Knight said.
Surscee frowned at how it sounded like the Tome Knight was weeping behind the synthesized voice.
"What are you in there?" she asked softly. "Ion bonded warsteel laminate. Nanite protective layer in the laminate," she touched the chest.
"DON'T TOUCH ME!" the Tome Knight screamed. "MOMMY! HELP ME, MOMMY!"
Surscee leaned forward to look into the optics of the helmet, uncaring that her breasts dropped from her loosened bustier beyond the fact that she could feel the heat rush off of her.
She froze at the odd noise the Tome Knight started making.
The Tome Knight was stock still, staring at Surscee's exposed breasts.
And making a lip smacking sucking sound.
"Oh, by the dark and fell fallen Titans Fyzar and Monstersano," Surscee said, her hand going to her mouth with shock. "Bellona protect me from such evil."
Nakteti looked away from where Surscee was standing at the head of the medical bed, gently stroking the helmeted forehead of the Tome Knight.
"They're what?" she asked Chuck.
"It's hard to explain. I don't even know how it was done," Chuck said.
"Try," Nakteti said.
"They're children," Surscee said softly. "No, they're infants," she stroked the forehead of the helmet. "Enraged infants."
"But I thought the Digital Omnimessiah cured that," Nakteti said. "The Second Miracle."
"These... these..." Chuck said.
"People," Magnus said, his voice hard and brooking no argument. "Call them people, if nothing else for what they could have been."
"These people," Chuck's shoulders slumped. "Are enraged infants impressed with SUDS recordings of trained Combine troops. Who knows what else was done to them."
"But we've been working for years," Nakteti protested.
"Chronotrons keep them from changing too much. They're basically frozen like that," Chuck said. "This... this is monstrous."
"Are he in pain?" Magnus asked, looking up from the Knight of the Sword his hand was resting on.
"He was, till I overrode the suit interface," Chuck said. "They feel damage to the suit as if you had done it to their bodies," he gave a defeated sounding sigh. "They're young enough that their brains never discerned the difference between their own bodies and the armor. To their brains, they're one and the same."
"Can you do anything?" Surscee asked.
Chuck shook his head. "I wouldn't know where to even start. I barely understand what was done to them, much less how it was done. Without that, I have no idea how to undo it."
"The Old Gods preserve us," Nakteti said, shaking her head.
"It might be more merciful just to kill them," Chuck said.
Magnus looked around the room in the empty medical center, saw everyone's face, and gave a sigh of frustration.
"I'll do it," he said, drawing the knife from his belt. He looked at the others. "Why don't you go outside."
"I will stay," Surscee said, her voice soft and gentle. "I will not leave my brother alone to perform such a terrible task."
"As your liege, I will stay to witness what was done by my will," Nakteti said.
"Well, that means I can't leave. I'm not going to be the guy who leaves," Chuck said.
"Digital Omnimessiah grant me the strength to carry the burden of what I must do," Magnus said solemnly, placing his hand on the left side of the Sword Knight's chest, lowering the dagger to aim at the side of the armor. "Give me the guidance to do what is right, what is merciful, no matter how heavy the task is."
There was a light buzzing sound, like bees.
"Stay thy hand, Magnus."
Nakteti turned and stared.
The Digital Omnimessiah stood at the doorway, made up of flowing blue code with splotches of silver here and there.
"I am with you. Let me guide you along this dark path."
Nakteti went down on one knee.
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2023.06.02 23:18 Farvardin_ Long Evaluation Time for Transfer Application

Long Evaluation Time for Transfer Application
Greetings, I applied for CUNY as an international transfer student. I've submitted all of my required documents, but my documents are stuck in the evaluation process (Received/Not Evaluated). It's been more than 2 weeks, and I'm worried how much time would it take since I applied very late.
My main focus is BMCC, and I tried reaching out to them and spoke with several officials; even I went to Panther Station. BMCC said it will take around 2-3 weeks for the evaluation to be completed. However, CUNY Welcome Center officials say it might take 10-14 weeks. I'm really confused here, and I'm worried if I'll make it in time to get accepted. I don't want to lose a semester here just cause of the evaluation thingy.
Is there anyone here who's going through the same trouble? I'm looking for some answers here.
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2023.06.02 23:18 gameontheshelf 36 [TF4F] EST/PA/US - Looking to Write the Next Chapter of Life with Someone Wonderful

I've made really wonderful friends here and now am hoping to meet someone with the intention of seeing if there's chemistry and going from there. My goal is a long-term relationship, but I'd like to know that I'm dating a good friend as opposed to dating a stranger I'm simply attracted to. Of course, physical attraction is important and I've included a picture below along with some information about myself, and 'you', to give you an idea of who I am and what I'm looking for. I'm not interested in a whirlwind anything or rushing head first into a new relationship; I want to build one with the right person by being mindful, intentional, and openly communicating.
I'd prefer to meet people in or near my time zone, but you don't have to be in the same state. Although not ideal, I'm open to (initially) long-distance relationships. If you're interested in speaking with me, I prefer reddit Chat over the private message feature; and if we connect and there seems to be chemistry, I'd really like to move to a different platform like Discord or WhatsApp as I appreciate calls and video chats over texting all of the time.
When you message me, tell me a bit about yourself!
- What I look like:
- Introspective Introvert
- Capricorn sun, Virgo moon, Leo Rising
- On the serious side but I know when to be silly (and no, I probably won't laugh at your dad jokes)
- Neurodivergent (ADHD) + Depression + Anxiety (in counseling and on meds)
- Primary love languages are quality time, words of affirmation, and acts of service
- Married (and divorced) once - Childfree; I'd consider getting married again, but I don't want kids
- Monogamous
- As content in conversation as I am with shared silence
- Enjoys writing (currently working on a novel), reading (favorite book: Jane Eyre), being creative and artsy (check out my post history), spending time with my dog, playing Animal Crossing, binging TV shows (currently watching Farscape), playing board games, and being outdoors
- Can be very passionate about my interests and hobbies and love to share them with others (some of my interests include astrology, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and antiques)
- Learning sign language to better communicate with and train my deaf dog
- Introspective, self-aware, and mindful
- Kind, considerate, and compassionate
- Are probably a little goofy at times
- Always curious and learning
- Romantic at heart
- LGBTQ+ friendly & Left-leaning
- Good emotional intelligence & comfortable with being vulnerable
- Not a heavy drinker, or cigarette smoker--but cannabis-friendly
- Childfree
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2023.06.02 23:18 enlightened_pogo FT: Gen 6/7 Events LF: Bronzong (Redeem) Reservations

Hello, pokemontrades!
I am taking reservations for Yasuharu Shimizu's Bronzong#Yasuharu_Shimizu.27s_Bronzong) event farming trades. This short event will run from June 10th to June 11th. I am posting now as we are within the two-week reservation window.
As usual, I am asking for a-button or video proofs of each event redemption. If you haven't done redeems for me before, please look at my Event Pokemon Proofing Guide. For a-button proof, I require the entire a-button screen and the info card with all the details to be clear and readable.

Looking For:

Looking For: # Still Wanted
Yasuharu Shimizu's Bronzong 50

FT: Select Events

Event For # Bronzong Redeems
Charizard (Bullseye Charizard), ENG, OT: Bullseye, ID: 100117, History: patchespatch04 > me, Proof: A-Button 6
Lunatone (Sakuji's Mystery Files Lunatone), JPN, OT: サクジ, ID: 170726, History: AnimeKitty421 > me, Proof: A-Button 9
Zygarde (2018 Legends Shiny Zygarde), ENG, OT: 2018 Legends, ID: 060218, History: shinybidoof11 > Pjay12 > me, Proof: A-Button 9
Regigigas (BDSP Ten'i Village Regigigas), KOR, OT: 전이마을, ID: 220601, History: sejin_mb > me, Proof: Video 9
Zeraora (1 Million Victories Shiny Zeraora), ENG, OT: HOME, ID: 200630, History: self-redeemed, Proof: Video 18
Gastrodon-East (PJC 2019 Gastrodon), JPN, OT: カ・エール, ID: 200822, History: SwiftGoten > me, Proof: Video 9
Mew (20th Anniversary Mew), KOR, OT: GF, ID: 02016, History: Makvi > me, Proof: Proofless 4
Jirachi (20th Anniversary Jirachi), ENG, OT: GF, ID: 04016, History: AnimeKitty421 > me, Proof: Proofless 4
Zygarde (Descartes Zygarde), JPN, OT: Descartes, ID: 05026, History: Makvi > me, Proof: Proofless 4
Zygarde (XYZ Zygarde), ENG, OT: XYZ, ID: 05026, History: DT2X > pjay12 > me, Proof: Wonder Card 4
Salazzle (Clovis Salazzle), ENG, OT: Clovis, ID: 80817, History: youngones17 > Makvi > me, Proof: Generic Screenshot, Disclosures: Touched 3
Lycanroc-Midnight (Rocky Lycanroc), ENG, OT: Rocky, ID: 51517, History: Makvi > me, Proof: Wonder Card 4
Pikachu (Singing Pikachu), LANGUAGE SET OF NINE, OT: GF, ID: 210227, History: raviteja101 > me, Proof: Video, Disclosures: Dates don't match due to time travel 18
I have just redesigned (and restocked) my trading spreadsheet, so please make offers if you would like to do redeems for an event or two not listed above. When making offers list multiple events you would consider trading for. This makes it much more likely for me to make a counteroffer and for us to trade successfully.
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2023.06.02 23:15 TrippyStick Price Check

Price Check
Hey y’all was wondering if this is a good price for all the above. Lmk what you think. Thanks 🇺🇸
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6L V6
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2023.06.02 23:14 JejeLaTribe Is it easy to get in RSO ?

Title says it all.
I'm planning to go to RSO with some friends tomorrow to see Mac Declos, one of my favorite DJs playing, but never tried this club before. I've been usually accepted to most clubs I go to without any issues, even as a foreigner with a pretty "unstable" German so to say, even if I can hold a simple door conversation with the bouncers.
Just wanted to know if anyone has experience with this specific club and its door policy. Any particular dress-code ? Should I just go there a bit earlier to ensure my entry? Any tips appreciated!
Thanks in advance <3
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2023.06.02 23:14 missionarycolt I (22M) can’t stop thinking about her (21F). Please help.

Mental stimulation was there. Witty/light-hearted conversation. Connection felt effortless, felt as if I was slowly but surely peeling layers upon layers of personality, and a huge plus was our shared appreciation for music and creativity. Her taste and sense of style felt so original.
On top of all that, she’s drop dead gorgeous. Without a doubt, the most attractive female I’ve ever been with in my life so far. Same goes for our physical chemistry. I’ve never felt such slow burning intimacy in bed like that in my life. All while being able to maintain that light-hearted play in between the love making. She was so captivating.
On the ride taking her back to where she was staying, we were playing songs that were our favorites at the time being. She plays “Telephones” by Vacations and “everything” by Kehlani (emotionally charged tracks btw, holy shit). Now I may or may not be reading too much into this, but given the shared adoration of music and lyrical subject matter, I felt as if she was tryna tell me something. If you need to listen to the songs for reference and better understanding, please do. Held hands on the way there and even got a good nights kiss. W night.
But here was the thing, and I’m probably stupid for even deciding to go through with the date after knowing this: she had to fly back home 1000+ miles away the day after. She was visiting a friend of hers which I got to meet her briefly, it was all good vibes.
But overall, this was one of the most magical nights I’ve had in a while. It almost felt like a movie, given how intoxicating the energy was within a span of about 6 hours. I did not expect to meet such a woman with as much intellectual beauty as her physical. For context this took place about a week ago and hence this post asking for ways/methods I could implement towards keeping me busy.
I make music myself and exercise frequently but I just wanted to see if anyone had anything else that could be super useful. I still may be raw emotionally, but I can’t see myself ever forgetting this individual. I try my best not to let my emotions dictate the direction of my day, but I’ll say this past week has been a bit of a struggle in terms of trying to fill that deep sense of intimacy and belonging she provided. I’m succeeding in overcoming that lonely feeling some days through being productive though, so that’s a positive. It’s just the damn night time that starts getting tough. But every so often I’ll daydream and hope that we’ll cross paths again on some divine timing type shit. I hope she’s not reading this either, I’d be mad embarrassed and have to block her for a minute jk lol. But big thanks to you if read through all of this. Any feedback/advice/encouragement on this situation is greatly appreciated!
TLDR; had a magical night with someone I wasn’t expecting to be emotionally floored by. Everything about her was so interesting, unique and sensual and now she currently owns some large real estate in my head. How can I deal with this in a healthy manner?
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2023.06.02 23:13 Max__06 21[m4f]

"Hello fellow Redditors,
I hope this post finds you all well. I'm a 21-year-old guy who is looking to explore a unique connection and learn from someone with a different perspective on life. After some self-reflection, I've come to appreciate the wisdom and experience that comes with age, particularly in the context of a romantic relationship.
I am genuinely intrigued by the idea of dating a married lady or someone who has experienced motherhood. I believe such individuals possess a depth of understanding and maturity that can greatly enrich a relationship. I am not seeking to interfere with anyone's existing commitments or cause any harm. Rather, I am interested in establishing a genuine connection based on mutual respect, trust, and shared experiences.
To me, age is just a number, and I value the emotional and intellectual connection above all else. I am open-minded, respectful, and committed to fostering a meaningful relationship. I'm eager to engage in conversations, embark on new adventures, and learn from someone who can offer a unique perspective on life.
If you are a married lady or a mother seeking companionship and are open to the idea of exploring a connection with a younger individual, I would be honored to get to know you better. I am open to hearing your stories, sharing laughter, and creating memories together.
Please feel free to reach out via private message if you'd like to start a conversation
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2023.06.02 23:12 Willman3755 Low conductivity battery coolant change invoice. $260.

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2023.06.02 23:10 Curse_Cruiser744 How to keep it engaging?

So I met this guy, we'll call him Z, on a dating app a month ago. A week into it, we realised we barely had any common interests. And he had pointed that out to me. So I have begun to like this guy, and he is the nicest guy ever. But now, contrary to my usual self, I find myself thinking a lot about what to talk to him about. I wanna continue seeing him and see where this goes, I do genuinely like the bloke, but there are times where we just go quiet and there's awkward silence. I'm generally a talkative person who can keep a conversation going with all sorts of nonsense. But he is very career focused- and I find that extremely attractive- but I also get slightly nervous by that and end up being quiet. I am not the quiet type. Any advice on how to proceed? He's a great guy and I would like for something to happen between us.
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2023.06.02 23:10 inderio Recently installed tinder and its been woeful so far

I am 20 and don't go out to clubs and just about go out to the local pub once in a blue moon so I thought a dating app would increase my chances of meeting someone, whether for a relationship or not.
Holy fuck, tinder is shite. Not one person can create let alone keep the conversation alive and flowing.
I'm not the best looking and don't do much so I'm not the best candidate on there but I've had about 4 matches in the past two weeks which isn't amazing but not awful. Regardless, they're all dead af when it comes to holding any form of conversation.
They have these great and somewhat creative bios and talk about good pickup lines and keeping the conversation flowing yet they'll respond with emojis or no more than 2 words, 3 if you're lucky.
Maybe I'm just not that good looking or interesting to talk to but Jesus fuck, at least try and sound interested to learn more about the person YOU SWIPED RIGHT ON AND MATCHED WITH.
I'm not the most social person or the best for a conversation but I'm out here breaking my back trying to get any basic information out of these people.
I'd ask about their work and they'd reply with something like "I don't work" or literally the name of their job.
I'd ask what they do in their spare time and they'd say some shit like "drive" or "read". That's cool, maybe try and divulge a little more information than that. There isn't a word limit fucksake.
I realise this is more of a rant but tinder seems to be shit unless you're attractive.
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2023.06.02 23:09 Subject_8767 I still have trouble believing myself at times.

I was with him for six years, and I wasn't the one to leave. He ended it last summer. I still feel such a fog of confusion about the last few years, and in a sense, I'm also ashamed about the intensity of my heartbreak.
He was so good at keeping score against me, while all I did was minimize, forgive, and blame myself. I thought for so long that he was the first good relationship to come into my life. He did start out sweet, and I adored him. I thought I'd never let abuse happen to me again. So when he became meaner, I refused to see it. So many things I blocked out or dissociated from when I should have been remembering.
But when I write it out - even just the surface bullet points - it's so damning.

I always blamed myself, but in retrospect, it's so clear that this was never in my power. There is nothing I could have done to change this. He had such a solid story about the ways I pushed him into acting like he did, all the ways I burdened him with my emotions, but the truth is that he would have just found other things to resent me for if it wasn’t for that. He would have done this with any other woman he might have dated instead of me. He would have found some reason or another to feel controlled, misunderstood, and dismissed by her. He would have held any woman to standards beyond reason, that she would only be able to disappoint him in. He would have bottled it up until a point of no return, and he would have then subjected her to all the same tests to prove herself worthy of basic human decency. He would have broken her down just like he broke me down, and then blamed her for his loss of compassion. The difference is that I probably stuck around much longer than many others would have, because I loved him more than I respected myself.
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2023.06.02 23:08 -343-Guilty-Spark- Bonus Bonanza
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Welcome to June. We are officially half-way through The Year of Our Arbiter 2023—isn't the passage of time terrifying!
Let’s get you caught up on all the latest happenings in the worlds of Halo, from Season 4: Infection news, an upcoming bonus XP weekend, getting your own Husky Raid maps into matchmaking, MCC modding, HCS DreamHack Dallas, and much more...


Looking to finish up that Battle Pass before Season 4: Infection arrives later this month? Bonus XP has come to Halo Infinite to help you out.
Alongside the HCS Global Invitational at DreamHack Dallas, spanning June 2 through to 10AM on June 5, you can earn bonus XP for completed matches in Halo Infinite.
This week, the Community Doubles playlist arrived in Halo Infinite and we’ve added four new community-made Forge maps for you and your partner. Jump in to test the strength of your teamwork and skill.
The maps added are Daimyo, Arrival, Dead Water, and Last Broadcast.
Halo Infinite concept art for the Infection mode showing three Spartans infected by Iratus
“Spartan Chatter” is a new avenue we are exploring to provide direct updates to the Halo community through the Discord Stage feature on the official Halo server.
In our latest episode, Sean Baron, Head of Halo Infinite Live Service, stopped by to answer community questions, discuss player customization, and share new details on what to expect when Season 4 arrives on June 20—including Infection and Career Rank.
On May 10, an update was released to address various community-requested quality-of-life improvements, sandbox tuning updates, and bug fixes, featuring developer commentary to break down each of these elements in further detail.
This blog details updates to modes (such as Super Fiesta’s addition of the campaign’s unique weapon and Equipment variants), sandbox balance tuning (including changes to the Disruptor, as well as Spike and Dynamo Grenades), Forge updates, and more.
The Season 3 run of Intel data drops came to a close this week, providing some additional lore and context to certain narrative elements of the season—from Spartan Dinh’s backstory, to Created activity on some of the new maps, and disruptions caused by Iratus.
Fracture: FIREWALL key art depicting an army of Executors in a human city with High Auxiliary Sloan displayed on a building and a Guardian in the background
The Fracture: FIREWALL event will return one last time on June 13, giving you a final opportunity to earn customization rewards for your CHIMERA armor as part of the free 20-tier Event Pass and claim your FIREWALL Logo Pin as part of Season 3’s Halo Gear Rewards.
Alongside that, the accompanying Precipice Story Shard series will also conclude when the event returns. In the latest chapter, High Auxiliary Sloan has learned of the Assembly—a clandestine cabal of AIs we discovered in data pads back in Halo: Reach. What does this uncovered mystery mean for the future of the Created?
Wanna get your maps into matchmaking? Well, we’re on the lookout for your best Husky Raid arenas as we look to bring the fan-favorite mode to Halo Infinite.
If you’re feeling up to the creative challenge, you can start your map from scratch, or if you’re looking for some prefab templates you can download and utilize these in the creation of your Husky Raid map.
Once you feel your map is ready to be published, don’t forget to tag it with 343ask-HuskyRaid and be sure to include a screenshot. Have ‘em ready for June 30!
For more information (and a showcase of more amazing community maps), check out our latest issue of Forge Features.
Complete all of your challenges this week in order to unlock the Ultimate Reward: the Orchid Cluster visor.
Halo Infinite image of the Orchid Cluster visor [Imgur]
And head over to the Shop to grab the Synthetic Dawn bundle, featuring the following items for your CHIMERA armor:
  • Noob Cube stance
  • Flayer Crysknife shoulders
  • Synthetic Dawn armor effect
  • Flayed Nerve armor coating
Halo Infinite image of the SYnthetic Dawn shop bundle [Imgur]
Happy Pride Month, Spartans! LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is a global celebration of self, identity, love, and freedom to be who we are. In the words of Steve Downes, the voice of Master Chief himself: A Spartan's job is to fight for all of humanity. We're all stronger together, celebrating the things that make us unique as the foundation of our community.
Log in to Halo Infinite and MCC at any time during the month of June and you’ll receive the free Unity emblem and nameplate in each respective game.
Image of the Halo Infinite and MCC Unity emblems for Pride Month [Imgur]


Modtacular header showcasing eight community Halo mods
In case you missed it, we’ve been spotlighting a bunch of community-made mods for MCC.
We released our first issue back in April, where we looked at the likes of Cursed Halo Again, Halo 3: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Uncut, Ultimate Forge, and more.
In May, we jumped feet-first into Flood-infected city streets. We unleashed mayhem on Sandtrap, battling against hordes of enemy AI—even the Didact and Gravemind showed up to the party! We saw Halo reimagined in Minecraft, and we fought the most terrifying boss of all... the Halo 3 rat.


Banner for HCS DreamHack Dallas 2023
With online competition complete in split 1, we have determined who will be participating in the HCS Global Invitational at Dreamhack Dallas from June 2-4.
The top 16 teams (10-NA, 4-EU, 1-MX, 1-ANZ) based on HCS points from all events year to-date will be competing for their slice of the $125K prize pool.
Catch all the action, including your chance to earn new Twitch Drops, by watching
Learn more by visiting and by following HCS on Twitter!
For you fine folks who are heading over to HCS DreamHack Dallas this weekend, you’ll be able to get hands-on with some Season 4: Infection content coming to Halo Infinite on June 20.
For those of you at home, tune into the stream to get all the event exclusive news on Season 4. Whether we’re seeing you in chat or at the event itself, we hope you’re ready to go once more unto the breach for an exciting weekend of competitive Halo (featuring the new Ember Hex weapon coating Twitch Drops).
Halo Infinite image of the Ember Hex weapon coating


Celebrate and show your support with the new 2023 PRIDE collection in the Xbox Gear Shop!
Image of 2023 Xbox Pride t-shirts
We partnered again with our friends at Dr. Squatch to re-release the legendary Halo Spartan Scrub and introduce the Spartan Shield deodorant. Hopefully, you were able to snag the new Spartan Shield deodorant before they sold out! If not, stay tuned for more availability later this year.
There’s still time to secure the Spartan Scrub and receive a code to unlock the exclusive Smellbringer Armor Coatings.
Head over to Halo x Dr. Squatch!
Image of Spartan Shield Deodorant from the 2023 Halo x Dr. Squatch partnership
In May, we revealed the cover art for Halo: Epitaph, illustrated by Chris McGrath.
Halo: Epitaph is the next novel by Kelly Gay, which will explore the final fate of the Didact in the wake of his defeat at the end of Halo 4 —and his subsequent composition in the Halo: Escalation comic series.
Scheduled for release on January 2, 2024, stay tuned for chapter previews later this year!
Stripped of armor, might, and memory, the Forerunner warrior known as the Didact was torn from the physical world following his destructive confrontation with the Master Chief and sent reeling into the mysterious depths of a seemingly endless desert wasteland. This once powerful and terrifying figure is now a shadow of his former self—gaunt, broken, desiccated, and alone. But this wasteland is not as barren as it seems. A blue light glints from a thin spire in the far distance…
Thus begins the Didact’s great journey—the final fate of one of the galaxy’s most enigmatic and pivotal figures.
Cover art of Halo: Epitaph by Chris McGrath depicting the hooded figure of the Didact with half a broken helmet in a desert environment, the tower of Halo 3's map Epitaph in the background


  • CANON FODDER – DIDACT'S DELIGHTS: In the May edition of Canon Fodder, we take a closer look at the cover art of Kelly Gay’s upcoming novel, Halo: Epitaph, featuring the return of the Didact, and dive into some other lore goodness.
  • COMMUNITY CORNER – MOTOSTREAMS: In our latest Community Corner issue, we're joined by Moto Streams to learn about her history with Halo over the years and how she cultivated one of the most wholesome streaming communities out there!
  • WAYPOINT APP SUNSETTING: The Halo Waypoint app for iOS and Android platforms will officially be sunset on June 7, 2023. The Halo Waypoint website on mobile and desktop will remain the home for Halo game service records, file shares, leaderboards, franchise news, HCS, code redemption, and more.


This month’s piece from The Artist’s Corner is an illustration by David Heidhoff from Halo Mythos, depicting the Desecration of Ulgethon—a first contact encounter that would ignite decades of conflict between the Sangheili and San’Shyuum known as the War of Beginnings.
When the San’Shyuum landed on the desolate world of Ulgethon, a planet that appeared entirely uninhabited, the first pioneer detachment identified a repository of Forerunner relics. Upon arriving at the site, however, they found it inhabited by the Sangheili, and they spoke with their leader—an Arbiter known as Vema ‘Togad, who would come to be known as the Prophet’s Bane.
After learning of their intentions to excavate the ancient relics, ‘Togad slaughtered the San’Shyuum delegation and sent their severed heads back to the Anodyne Spirit as a warning. And so, the War of Beginnings erupted, with the San’Shyuum taking their dreadnought to the skies where it was met by a blockade of Sangheili ships, which is the scene depicted in the artwork below.
You can learn more about this fascinating period of early Covenant history in the Halo 2: Anniversary Terminals, the novel Halo: Broken Circle, and in the 2022 edition of the Halo Encyclopedia.
Halo Mythos art by David Heidhoff showing the War of Beginnings between the Sangheili and San'Shyuum on the world of Ulgethon [Imgur]
That brings us to the end of this Community Update.
Get started on those Husky Raid maps, check out some fantastic MCC mods, tune into the HCS stream this weekend, earn some bonus XP in Halo Infinite to round off your Battle Pass, and carve out some time in your calendar for January 2024 to reunite with the Didact in the Domain.
And, of course, prepare yourself for the wrath of Iratus when Season 4 arrives on June 20. The anticipation has been, shall we say... infectious.
This post was made by a script written and maintained by the Halo mod team to automatically post blogs from Halo Waypoint. If you notice any issues with the text output or think this was posted by mistake, please message the mods.
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2023.06.02 23:06 Smawn92 The End of a Dream

I (31m) just broke up with my (26f) girlfriend today.
You guys I don't really know where to start and I don't really want to ramble but I guess I'm going to anyways.
We've been together about 1.25 years, live 5 hours apart and have seen eachother almost every weekend except maybe 6-8.
I'll never forget the first time we met, she had never done a LDR before, was recovering from being sick so I offered to drive down to see her. We got a hotel (not classy I know) in a location that she works and loves, I remembered hugging her, putting a face to a name so to speak. We had met on Boo (app, highly recommend it) and we had these engaging long conversations about everything... The first message I sent her was about history, something I am very interested in and my god, the conversation flowed and continued to flow. The level of connection we had almost instantly was like no other I have ever felt.
I remember us getting out of the car and being weak in the knees with taking it all in. It was real now. She was even more beautiful than in her pictures. I hugged her and felt so alive and happy. We checked into the hotel, we both had to pee really bad and joked about peeing on the rug in the lobby as we were standing in line.
I came directly from a 10 hour day at work (carpenter) was so filthy and went directly into the shower. I get out of the shower and we held eachother and talked for hours laughing and having a good time. We both didn't even realize how hungry we were. We went out and got waffle house which was a first time for me. Our relationship was full of many firsts for us.
Right away I knew I had to have her, I asked her if she would want to continue and be my gf and she said she'd be a fool not to. A month or so in we told eachother we loved eachother at a very special location in my life, we had both been fighting the urge to say it sooner.
This woman changed me. She made me better. I cried more in front of her than I have in my entire life, something I have always been uncomfortable with. I am so grateful for her for being supportive to me in that way.
I remember us meeting eachother's families and it felt so good. I felt like I had a place in hers and I know she did in mine. My grandma's health is going downhill and has been for a while now, this Christmas my gma handmade my gf this really cool and cute old school apron with my gf's and gma's name on it. Added to that, my gf's profession is baking, something she is very passionate about. That's never happened in my entire dating life and my gf and I were so honored.
A couple months back her GPA developed cancer and has been going downhill, I have a motorcycle, turns out same exact one he had. He gave me his bells. I was so honored, I was speechless and stammering looking at them.
The plan has been for 6 months or more that I move to her to close the distance. Initially I was scared, I had never wanted to move away from my family before and had never taken that big of a risk before. We discussed at length who moves where and both agreed it would be best if I moved there due to a variety of factors.
Life got in the way, I had a couple old junky vehicles that needed attention and money and spent a couple months like crazy after work working on them with my brother. The amount of frustration and guilt I had for not moving in with her tomorrow was insane. We talked about it several times and agreed that it was for the best that I get all my ducks in a row before I move, as coming back home every weekend for however long it takes to square up my life would make both of our lives harder when it would already be challenging initially living together and have me acclimate to her area.
I had several job offers in her area soon after dating. Most of them not a good idea. As an example I could work for a family friend who gets drunk on every job and can't pay his bills... so we agreed that I needed to figure out what I wanted to do for work for myself in a way that benefitted me.
About a month ago my mom and her friend came down to visit, all four of us stayed at airBnB close to gf's work and in the area in which we would move. It was a lot of fun. I felt something was off in gf. The morning before mom, friend, and I were to leave I looked at gf's phone and had found she posted on reddit about us but the post was deleted so I didn't see much. I felt betrayed. She had become distant and wasn't talking to me much and she'd rather talk to strangers instead of me? I confronted her about it and a fight ensued.
So I decided to stay another couple days with her to work on ourselves, I helped her at work for a half a day (something I've done several times that everyone enjoys), we went back to her place and she got super drunk. Told me she felt like her life is falling apart and she's not happy. I held her while she cried, listened, and told her I'd be there for her rain or shine always. At one point she stood up... barely and she got a look in her eyes combined with her body language where I was near certain she was going to hit me (been here before in the past with others). It scared the shit out of me.
I left in the afternoon the next day after she told me I was her person, and she was laying in bed crying uncontrollably. It was so hard to leave but I had thought it would be better for her if I did.
For a couple weeks all communication on her end dropped. We used to talk all the time, and I was lucky to get an "I love you" once a day. I begged her to talk to me and not give up on us. The only times we talked she had clearly been drinking and said some truly horrible things about me. Character assassination repeatedly, I told her in confidence previously about some deep dark secrets I have and insecurities and she used then against me to tear my soul apart. I was devastated, I thought of leaving her then, but I didn't because I still loved her and she had been a great partner up until this point. She had stopped going to work, did not work for two weeks. From what I gather she spent most of that time at her mom's probably drinking and not doing much else.
One weekend we were supposed to go to a family wedding on my side, lots of people coming from out of town who are huge in my life I don't get to see often at all. A day or two before she told me she wasn't coming, and the thought of being with me and talking to me riddled her with anxiety. I spent that weekend surrounded by beautiful strangers and happy times and it was hard for me to quell the thoughts about "the grass is always greener". At one point an attractive woman was talking to me briefly at a bar after the wedding, playing with her hair etc. It was clear she was into me. It felt good to have someone give me the time of day but I felt terrible for putting on an impression that I was available and happy.
Then this weekend (memorial day weekend)... oh God. Gf and I had plans to go to a concert, stay at a hotel. I told her I said I don't want to go to a concert with you and your sister and spend money and pretend everything is fine when it most definitely isn't. She told me that was selfish because her sister was looking forward to it. So I begrudgingly agreed to continue with the concert.
We saw eachother for the first time in three weeks and right away I sensed the guilt from her for being cruel to me. I tried to point it out and she denied it, she was a lot more physically attentive with me and giving me compliments. The first night we were alone and it was hard but I think we undid some of the damage and reconnected a lot. I think we were both happy about the progress but sad at what we had become.
Concert was the next day, it was great, again she's attentive and amazing like the woman I fell in love with. My hopes had reactivated for us a little and my smile was genuine instead of forced.
Her mom had texted us Sunday (the next day, clarification gf lives with mom so I stay there when I visit) and had said to try to not be at the house all day since the house had many people in it already. Okay, makes sense. We occupied our time doing other things, and drove back to her mom's around 8 or 9p.
On the way there, one of my brother's (E) calls me and asked if I had heard what had happened to my other brother (B). I had said no, I hadn't heard I had assumed he had got the job he was looking at. E tells me B's apartment building collapsed. B was safe, but lucky to be alive realistically. B had lost everything he's ever had, he escaped with the clothes he had on and his phone, he didn't even have his wallet.
I'm dissasociating as I'm hearing all of this, driving gf and me back to gf's mom's house. Our relationship is dying, and I get the feeling that her mom isn't happy with me. We get to her mom's house and her mom and aunt (who is currently living there, I've seen her only twice) are drinking on the porch and want gf and me to come out and talk to them. Was a demand not a request. I don't know how long this went on, best guess is 1-1.5 hours but they berated me, were drawing wild ass conclusions about me, you name it, really weird, scary and hurtful things. I didn't bother to try to defend myself because there was no point. Gf sat there quietly and agreed with them partially. I felt so betrayed, hurt and alone, she didn't stand up for me. I asked her if she would speak to her mother or my behalf and she said she wouldn't. I found out I'm no longer welcome at the house, complicating our relationship further.
Memorial day the next day, I hadn't even really slept, no shower, I left gf's mom's house at 5a when I knew no one would be there and waited at a truck stop for hours for my gf to wake up and come talk to me. Eventually she did, and I told her my respect and trust for her mom was in the sewer and I was afraid her crazy ass alcoholic mother was twisting my gf's opinion of me over the last month. I told her I don't know how you can do it but please get out of that house soon. Between B losing everything he owns and the verbal assault I had last night I was in a very dark place. Later that day, completely dead inside with no sleep we made it to her dad's side of the family where everyone appreciates me and loves me. We had fun in the backyard, I did my best to try to forget about B and last night but I couldn't. I went inside at some point to pee and I snapped. I found my gf in the backyard and announced in front of her family that I had to go home immediately.
As she was driving me back to her car I reminded her about how I had been to the hospital for her brother several times and how I would like the same respect for myself. This frustrated her. I said I think now is the time we agree to go to therapy and she did agree, however I felt she didn't want to.
I've been working like a dog this week sweating my ass off, hadn't heard much from gf at all, last night I asked when can we talk again? She said today after work. I woke up this morning and I knew I couldn't take it anymore. I knew in my heart I have always supported her and loved her deeply. I knew all the sacrifices I already made and all the sacrifices I would continue to make in the future with my moving to her, and how she still would refuse to give me the proper recognition and reciprocation I deserve.
I broke up with her this morning. I'm hoping to meet halfway this weekend to exchange our stuff. I'm also hoping she'll do some self work and come back to me before I move on for good, I told her my door will be open to her for a while but I don't know how long.
Moral of the story- changing for people is good if it's good, sacrificing for people is good if it's good, loving people is good if it's good. If the person you are with refuses to communicate and reciprocate, it's not your fault. We make our own choices. Please be smarter than me and take care of yourselves.
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2023.06.02 23:05 Clueless-Clyde LF Christian perspective on "spark"?

I'm taking a break from OLD currently but it always seemed to go the exact same way, I would meet someone we would really seem to connect we have great conversation for a while, go on a one or two dates, it seems like things are going as well as possible but then it ends and the reason is always no spark. These are all people that we have the same Christian standards and have agreed on physical boundaries. Whenever I ask others about "spark" it's always based on physical intimacy, so it's just a bit confusing. If it is how do I get the "spark" w/o crossing those boundaries? Is it something else? Idk since it's happened multiple times it makes me feel like there's something wrong with me but idk what to do about it.
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