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Week 4 Match-up Preview Thread: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. #14 Texas Longhorns

2020.09.23 18:42 Corvette924 Week 4 Match-up Preview Thread: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. #14 Texas Longhorns

Texas Tech vs. #14 Texas
When: Saturday, September, 26, 03:30 PM Eastern
Where: Jones AT&T Stadium - Lubbock, TX
Watch: Fox
Odds: Texas by 18.0 pts.
Total Points: 70.5
All-Time Series : Texas Tech vs. Texas
Texas Tech and Texas have met 69 times since 10/06/1928.
These teams last met 299 days ago on 11/29/2019.
Series Wins: Texas Tech 17-0-52 Texas
Longest streak of continuous meetings: 60 (1960-2019).
Texas has won the last 2 meetings (2018-2019) in this series.
Last 6 Meetings
Winner Date Location Texas Tech Texas Notes
Texas 2019-11-29 Austin, TX 24 49
Texas 2018-11-10 Lubbock, TX 34 41
Texas Tech 2017-11-24 Austin, TX 27 23
Texas 2016-11-05 Lubbock, TX 37 45
Texas Tech 2015-11-26 Austin, TX 48 45
Texas 2014-11-01 Lubbock, TX 13 34
Series Comparison Data via Winsipedia
Through Week 3
Week Texas Tech 1-0(0-0) Result Texas 1-0(0-0) Result
1 BYE N/A BYE N/A
2 Houston Baptist 0-2(0-0) W 35-33 UTEP 2-1(0-0) W 59-3
3 BYE N/A BYE N/A
All rankings reflect the current /cfb poll
Texas Tech Injury Report
Data Scraped: 2020-09-23 10:00:03
Player Position Status Reported Notes
Dequanteous Watts DB Out For Season – Personal Wed, Sep 9 Watts has announced that he will not participate in the 2020 season as he has decided to sit out due to COVID-19 related concerns.
Mclane Mannix WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Sep 21 Mannix missed the previous game due to an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will play Saturday against Texas.
Colin Schooler LB Ques Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Sep 21 Schooler missed the previous game due to an unspecified reason, and it is unknown if he will suit up against Texas on Saturday.
Donovan Smith QB Ques Sat – Undisclosed Mon, Sep 21 Smith was held out of the last game due to an unspecified injury, and it is uncertain if he will be available for Saturday’s matchup against Texas.
Xavier White RB Ques Sat – Shoulder Mon, Sep 21 White was absent from the lineup during the last game as he is recovering from surgery to repair the labrum in both shoulders. It is up in the air if he will be active for Saturday’s battle against Texas.
Sarodorick Thompson RB Prob Sat – Personal Mon, Sep 21 Thompson is dealing with a legal matter, but he is likely to take part in Saturday’s clash with Texas.
Injury data lifted from: boydsbets.com
Texas Injury Report
Data Scraped: 2020-09-23 10:00:03
Player Position Status Reported Notes
Dajon Harrison WR Out For Season – Personal Fri, Sep 4 Harrison has announced that he will not participate in the 2020 season as he has decided to sit out due to COVID-19 related concerns.
Kennedy Lewis WR Out Indefinitely – Suspension Tue, Aug 25 Lewis has been suspended for an extended period due to violating team rules.
Daniel Young RB Out For Season – Personal Fri, Sep 4 Young will not take part in the 2020 season after informing the team of his personal decision.
Marqez Bimage DL Out For Season – Personal Tue, Aug 25 Bimage has informed the program that he will sit out the duration of the 2020 campaign due to a personal decision.
Derrian Brown RB Out For Season – Illness Tue, Aug 25 Brown has been ruled out for the entire 2020 season after he suffered a stroke during the offseason.
Jordan Whittington WR Late Oct – Knee Mon, Sep 14 Whittington has a small tear in his lateral meniscus. He is expected to miss three to four weeks due after having surgery to correct the ailment.
Josh Thompson DB Ques Sat – Upper Body Mon, Sep 21 Thompson left the previous game with a laceration to his upper body, and it is undetermined if he will suit up in Saturday’s clash against Texas Tech.
Willie Tyler OL Out For Season – Personal Tue, Aug 25 Tyler has decided to opt-out for the entire 2020 season due to a personal reason.
Troy Omeire WR Out For Season – Knee Tue, Aug 25 Omeire sustained a torn ACL, signaling the end of his season.
Jake Smith WR Prob Sat – Hamstring Mon, Sep 21 Smith sustained a hamstring injury, but he is expected to make his season debut Saturday against Texas Tech.
Injury data lifted from: boydsbets.com
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2020.09.23 18:04 Chamomile_and_Stevia [Short Story] A Misadventure Through Time and Space (I really need constructive criticism for this story so I can reduce it's length by 1/3 in my next draft)

A swirling, misty vortex opened up in the restaurant where Ulu was meeting her boyfriend of two weeks and he was sucked through, chair and all. Without a moment’s thought, she dived over the table and jumped after him before it could close.
She wasn’t aware that it was a byproduct of a military science experiment from a nearby base, and that within minutes men in uniform would converge on the restaurant to get all the witnesses on the same page about how she and her boyfriend had come in and loudly discussed their plans to elope across the country together, and nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. People who knew her well did not react in surprise to this cover story when they were sneakily notified.
When Ulu was 18, she had gotten her GED, dropped out of school, and spent the spring and summer backpacking across Europe with less than $500 and a friend of a friend she’d met for the first time at the airport. Her family expected to hear from her, eventually. Troy’s family and friends had met her, and weren’t shocked, either.
Meanwhile, Ulu found herself in a fight for her life, aboard a 15th century sailing ship surrounded by foul smelling, malicious, well-armed men. She could only guess that they were pirates, because she didn’t speak whatever language they were yelling at her in. Ahead of her, her boyfriend was being sucked into another vortex feet first, clawing the deck for hold. The pirates were not enthused about this situation, giving him wide berth with panicked and irate expressions as they attempted to yell away two problems at once.
Ulu barely dodged a knife, wishing that she hadn’t stopped taking Karate after two boring lessons. She had to get to Troy. The man couldn’t even fold laundry properly – he needed her to help him. He was still vainly scrabbling for hold on the bare deck, attempting not to get sucked into the draw of the vortex. The pirates threw the chair he had been sitting in at the restaurant overboard, touching it as briefly as possible as though it were cursed.
Ulu had to do something, so she went full St. Louis, Missouri on them and fought crazy with crazier. As quickly as she could, she took off her dress and underwear, and stood brandishing the steak knife she still had from the restaurant, swaying and screaming at the top of her lungs. No one wants to fight a naked, armed, crazy person, so the pirates, taken aback, withdrew to watch Troy try not to go through the purple swirling vortex. He was about halfway through, but had found a rope to hang on to. Holding her clothes in a bundle, she charged the hostile sailors, breaking through their ranks just in time to see Troy lose hold and vanish. She went through after him.
This time, they found themselves in a strange, alien place. The air was barely breathable, but Troy still gaspingly asked, “Why are you naked?”
“I was fighting pirates.” She quickly redressed.
The sky was orange, with two suns, and the ground was covered in some kind of blue fluffy mold plant. There were…trees. Humongous ones. All of them seemed to be a different color, some of them a purple orange hue that Ulu had never seen before. Their leaves were oddly shaped, and the branches came out at strange angles. Tall blue cliffs broke the landscape into erratic straight lines all around them, and Ulu couldn’t even imagine what kind of tectonic or natural event must have occurred for that to be the case with her knowledge from making a C in one Geology class.
There was no sign of the vortex that had brought them here, just as there had been no sign of the last one that had deposited them on the ship.
They both had the same thought at the same time.
“Good God,” Troy wheezed, “what must the animals be like?”
Ulu found she could manage a strong whisper comfortably. “What in the world are these spinning gateways? Do you know anything about this?”
Troy still gasped, attempting a louder tone. “No! I have no idea. Where the heck are we? Is this some other planet, or dimension, or something?”
Troy was angrily blaming Ulu for their fate because she had convinced him to go out for breakfast instead of staying home to play video games, when she spotted it.
“There’s mist coming off the weird forest at the top of that cliff.”
Troy looked. The cliff loomed a hundred feet high, and they could make out the outlandish curves and strange colors of the peculiar plants growing on its flat top and on outcroppings all over it. The cliff itself was bright blue. Rising from the right side of the top, set back into the thick growth, was mist like they had seen from the vortexes.
“We don’t know that going through those freaky gateways is safe.” Troy pointed out. “For all we know, someone could be coming to rescue us or something, and we should stay put. That’s the first rule of survival when you get lost hiking – don’t get any more lost and wait for rescue.”
She regretted telling him that, now, when they had gone hiking exactly once. He had drunk all of his water within an hour and then incessantly complained all the way back to the car.
“We can’t stay here. There’s no water, who knows if any of these plants are edible, we can’t breathe well…”
They debated at length, but ultimately the decision was made for them in the form of a screech so high pitched it was almost outside of their range of hearing. A massive, red and black, multilimbed creature unlike anything Ulu had ever seen before was coming straight for them, signaling its fury with a beaklike mouth full of sharp teeth.
Debate over, they broke into the fastest pace they could manage in the thin air, headed for the cliff. They huffed and puffed at an excruciating slow jog, but that was ok, because the creature had so many elbows it was pursuing them only at an elaborate walking pace. An onlooker would have been bored after the first ten minutes, but it was nightmarish to experience.
Ulu had never felt so much relief as she did when they reached the cliff, but it was short lived. The blue moss like plant grew prolifically on the surface of the rock, and she quickly discovered that while it helped you maintain grip for a short while, it then disintegrated into slippery slime. This cliff could only be climbed at a consistent, quick pace, and she was already winded. At least there were lots of holds and outcroppings.
She had climbed about ten feet when Troy over exerted himself, passed out, and fell to the ground. The creature hadn’t reached them, yet. She had seconds to decide – up, or down. She had the steak knife in her bra, and in a rapid decision, started climbing down with the intention of attempting to fight the creature. Luckily, Troy quickly regained consciousness and began to climb again before things got ugly, and she started back up, having to take a harder route to avoid where her hands and feet had made the moss slippery. Troy climbed faster than she did, and was soon out of sight. She caught sight of him again when she was able to catch her breath on an outcropping – he was halfway up.
By this time, the animal was at the base of the cliff, making its unearthly high-pitched screeches. The thought had gnawed at her as they ran that it might somehow be able to manage to climb, but it remained below.
She was ninety feet in the air when she hesitated a second too long looking for another handhold, and slipped. She fell, hit a small outcropping, tried to grab hold, fell again, and managed to stop her fall by hugging a small tree for dear life. She was precariously balanced, nearly falling off the larger outcropping the tree was anchored to, one leg painfully on it and the other dangling nearly in the splits. The tree was bent over, threatening to come out at the roots.
“Troy!” She attempted to call, wheezing. She looked up just in time to see him looking down at her from the top of the cliff. Then, he turned and left her for dead.
She pulled herself up onto the ledge with more strength than she thought she had, then sat for a moment, sore, panting, and furious. She had made that jerk beef stew and stuffed tomatoes from scratch last week. She caught her breath, then climbed to the top of the cliff.
She found the vortex, but there was no sign of Troy. She went through.
She found herself in a dark, busy jungle, but at least it was recognizable as Earth. Another gateway was visible through the thick trees, and she assumed Troy had already gone through, but before she could move towards it, she heard him yelling for her in panic somewhere off to her right.
Cautiously approaching, she found him. He was tied to a tree with thick, primitive bonds that appeared to be made out of some kind of plant.
“Oh, thank goodness! There’s some kind of tribe here, and they tied me up and left. They keep coming back to put weird painted wood things all around. You’ve got to get me out of here!
Wordlessly, she started to saw at the rope with her steak knife. Voices approached from the distance, a lot of them.
“Can’t you cut faster? Why didn’t I get sucked into this horrible journey with a man – you’re so useless!”
“This knife was designed to cut $10 steaks! I’m cutting as fast as I can!”
She cut him loose and they stumbled quickly through the thick undergrowth back to the vortex, hearing raised voices behind them as the tribespeople discovered Troy’s absence.
The one they had passed through to get here was gone, leaving the next one. They quickly went through.
They were immediately in culture shock. They stood on the ground level of what Ulu could only imagine was some kind of futuristic city. Above them, flying vehicles went by so quickly in designated lanes that she couldn’t make out what they looked like. There were buildings – brightly lit, impossibly tall skyscrapers. This should have been the street, but nothing was on it. It was just some kind of flat, reflective surface with no one around, no way to get into any buildings, and no staircases or elevators to get to a higher level. Ulu couldn’t figure out its purpose. The amount of sound was nearly overwhelming. There was no vortex in sight. It could be in one of the nearby buildings, but they’d never be able to get to it.
Presently, two extremely tall men in uniforms appeared and handed them tiny circular pieces of metal. Out of other options, they took them.
Two seconds later, they were in some kind of office, being offered large chairs. Ulu sunk gratefully into the chair, relieved to rest her exhausted body, although she had no idea what to expect. Troy sat primly on the edge of his seat. A tall and slim middle-aged woman appeared, and sat across the desk.
“Hello,” she said. “Study ancient language, know English. You English?”
“…yes, American.” Ulu said.
“American. See experiment, can put you back. Where from? See dress – nineteen thousand plus sixty?”
“Nineteen thousand plus a hundred and twenty. Twenty Twenty.”
“Vision?” The woman asked confusedly.
“Year. Twenty Twenty.”
A man entered the room, and the woman had a fast, unintelligible conversation with him.
“I can’t understand her English.” Troy said.
“She’s smiling at that man. I think she thinks she’s doing a good job. Maybe she is – who knows how far in the future we are.”
The woman looked back at them and repeated “good job,” giving them an awkward thumbs up.
Sarcastically, they gave her a thumbs up back. They would regret this for the rest of their lives.
She spoke to the man again, and he handed them circular pieces of metal that were slightly larger than the little discs that had transported them here. Two seconds later, they were in a city that was more like what they were used to. They still had the little pieces of metal, but over the course of their lifetimes they would make many creative attempts to use them again and fail.
Later, Troy would attempt to show the technology to the government, but it only earned him the following file:
Troy Rook (alias)
Mentally ill
Possibly shunned from Amish community with no birth records.
Not dangerous.
It took them about thirty seconds to realize they weren’t in year 2020, but all morning to find something with a date on it to determine that they were in 1960’s California.
“What are we going to do?” Troy cried when they found the discarded newspaper, men in suits and women in dresses busily going around them.
“I don’t know what you’re going to do. I’m going to go join a hippie commune and grow vegetables. You’re a total jerk, and I’m breaking up with you.”
She walked away, leaving him standing there, still holding the newspaper.
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2020.09.23 16:11 Chamomile_and_Stevia A Misadventure Through Time and Space (I'd really like some critique - I'm trying to improve, and this is a bit different for me)

A swirling, misty vortex opened up in the restaurant where Ulu was meeting her boyfriend of two weeks and he fell through, chair and all. Without a moment’s thought, she dived over the table and jumped after him before it could close.
She wasn’t aware that it was a byproduct of a military science experiment from a nearby base, and that within minutes men in uniform would converge on the restaurant to get all the witnesses on the same page about how she and her boyfriend had come in and loudly discussed their plans to elope across the country together, and nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. People who knew her well did not react in surprise to this cover story when they were sneakily notified.
When Ulu was 18, she had gotten her GED, dropped out of school, and spent the spring and summer backpacking across Europe with less than $500 and a friend of a friend she’d met for the first time at the airport. Her family expected to hear from her, eventually. Troy’s family and friends had met her, and weren’t shocked, either.
Meanwhile, Ulu found herself in a fight for her life, aboard a 15th century sailing ship surrounded by foul smelling, malicious, well-armed men. She could only guess that they were pirates, because she didn’t speak whatever language they were yelling at her in. Ahead of her, her boyfriend was being sucked into another vortex feet first, clawing the deck for hold. The pirates were not enthused about this situation, giving him wide berth with panicked but mostly irate expressions as they attempted to yell away two problems at once.
Ulu barely dodged a knife, wishing that she hadn’t stopped taking Karate after two boring lessons. She had to get to Troy. The man couldn’t even fold laundry properly – he needed her to help him. He was still vainly scrabbling for hold on the bare deck, attempting not to get sucked into the draw of the vortex. The pirates threw the chair he had been sitting in at the restaurant overboard, touching it as briefly as possible as though it were cursed.
Ulu had to do something, so she went full St. Louis, Missouri on them and fought crazy with crazier. As quickly as she could, she took off her dress and underwear, and stood brandishing the steak knife she still had from the restaurant, swaying and screaming at the top of her lungs. No one wants to fight a naked, armed, crazy person, so the pirates just looked confused for a moment, and then withdrew to watch Troy try not to go through the purple swirling vortex. He was about halfway through, but had found a rope to hang on to. Holding her clothes in a bundle, she charged the pirates, breaking through their ranks just in time to see Troy lose hold and vanish. She went through after him.
This time, they found themselves in a strange, alien place. The air was barely breathable, but Troy still gaspingly asked, “Why are you naked?”
“I was fighting pirates.” She quickly redressed.
The sky was orange, with two suns, and the ground was covered in some kind of blue fluffy mold plant. There were…trees. Humongous ones. All of them seemed to be a different color, some of them a purple orange hue that Ulu had never seen before. Their leaves were oddly shaped, and the branches came out at strange angles. Tall blue cliffs broke the landscape into erratic straight lines all around them, and Ulu couldn’t even imagine what kind of tectonic or natural event must have occurred for that to be the case with her knowledge from making a C in one Geology class.
There was no sign of the vortex that had brought them here, just as there had been no sign of the last one that had deposited them on the ship.
They both had the same thought at the same time.
“Good God,” Troy wheezed, “what must the animals be like?”
Ulu found she could manage a strong whisper comfortably. “What in the world are these spinning gateways? Do you know anything about this?”
Troy still gasped, attempting a louder tone. “No! I have no idea. Where the heck are we? Is this some other planet, or dimension, or a hallucination, or something? I don’t do drugs – did we get drugged by someone?”
“I don’t think so. We were just at the restaurant and all this started happening. I don’t think any drugs would do this, but I don’t really know that much about drugs.”
They took a moment to compare their experiences with each other to verify that they hadn’t been drugged, and decided it was impossible that they had hallucinated the same things. Troy was angrily blaming Ulu for their fate because she had convinced him to go out for breakfast instead of staying home to play video games, when she spotted it.
“There’s mist coming off the weird forest at the top of that cliff.”
Troy looked. The cliff loomed a hundred feet high, and they could make out the outlandish curves and strange colors of the peculiar plants growing on its flat top and on outcroppings all over it. The cliff itself was bright blue. Rising from the right side of the top, set back into the thick growth, was mist like they had seen from the vortexes.
“We don’t know that going through these gateways is safe.” Troy pointed out. “For all we know, someone could be coming to rescue us or something, and we should stay put. That’s the first rule of survival when you get lost hiking – don’t get any more lost and wait for rescue.”
She regretted telling him that, now, when they had gone hiking exactly once. He had drunk all of his water within an hour and then incessantly complained all the way back to the car.
“We can’t stay here. There’s no water, who knows if any of these plants are edible, we can’t breathe well…”
They debated at length, but ultimately the decision was made for them in the form of a screech so high pitched it was almost outside of their range of hearing. A massive, red and black, multilimbed creature unlike anything Ulu had ever seen before was coming straight for them, signaling its fury with a beaklike mouth full of sharp teeth.
Debate over, they broke into the fastest pace they could manage in the thin air, headed for the cliff. They huffed and puffed at an excruciating slow jog, but that was ok, because the creature had so many elbows it was pursuing them only at an elaborate walking pace. An onlooker would have been bored after the first ten minutes, but it was nightmarish to experience.
Ulu had never felt so much relief as she did when they reached the cliff, but it was short lived. The blue moss like plant grew prolifically on the surface of the rock, and she quickly discovered that while it helped you maintain grip for a short while, it then disintegrated into slippery slime. This cliff could only be climbed at a consistent, quick pace, and she was already winded. At least there were lots of holds and outcroppings.
She had climbed about ten feet when Troy over exerted himself, passed out, and fell to the ground. The creature hadn’t reached them, yet. She had seconds to decide – up, or down. She had the steak knife in her bra, and in a rapid decision, started climbing down with the intention of attempting to fight the creature. Luckily, Troy quickly regained consciousness and began to climb again before things got ugly, and she started back up, having to take a harder route to avoid where her hands and feet had made the moss slippery. Troy climbed faster than she did, and was soon out of sight. She caught sight of him again when she was able to catch her breath on an outcropping – he was halfway up.
By this time, the animal was at the base of the cliff, making its unearthly high-pitched screeches.
She was ninety feet in the air when she hesitated a second too long looking for another handhold, and slipped. She fell, hit a small outcropping, tried to grab hold, fell again, and managed to stop her fall by hugging a small tree for dear life. She was precariously balanced, nearly falling off the larger outcropping the tree was anchored to, one leg painfully on it and the other dangling nearly in the splits. The tree was bent over, threatening to come out at the roots.
“Troy!” She attempted to call, wheezing. She looked up just in time to see him looking down at her from the top of the cliff. Then, he turned and left her for dead.
She pulled herself up onto the ledge with more strength than she thought she had, then sat for a moment, sore, panting, and furious. She had made him beef stew from scratch last week. She caught her breath, then climbed to the top of the cliff.
She found the vortex, but there was no sign of Troy. She went through.
She found herself in a dark, busy jungle, but at least it was recognizable as Earth. Another gateway was visible through the thick trees, and she assumed Troy had already gone through, but before she could move towards it, she heard him yelling for her in panic somewhere off to her right.
Cautiously approaching, she found him. He was tied to a tree with thick, primitive bonds that appeared to be made out of some kind of plant.
“Oh, thank goodness! There’s some kind of tribe here, and they tied me up and left. They keep coming back to put weird painted wood things all around. You’ve got to get me out of here!
Wordlessly, she started to saw at the rope with her steak knife. Voices approached from the distance, a lot of them.
“Can’t you cut faster? Why didn’t I get sucked into this horrible journey with a man – you’re so useless!”
“This knife was designed to cut $10 steaks! I’m cutting as fast as I can!”
She cut him loose and they stumbled quickly through the thick undergrowth back to the vortex, hearing raised voices behind them as the tribespeople discovered Troy’s absence.
The one they had passed through to get here was gone, leaving the next one. They quickly went through.
They were immediately in culture shock. They stood on the ground level of what Ulu could only imagine was some kind of futuristic city. Above them, flying vehicles went by so quickly in designated lanes that she couldn’t make out what they looked like. There were buildings – brightly lit, impossibly tall skyscrapers. This should have been the street, but nothing was on it. It was just some kind of flat, reflective surface with no one around, no way to get into any buildings, and no staircases or elevators to get to a higher level. Ulu couldn’t figure out its purpose. The amount of sound was nearly overwhelming. There was no vortex in sight. It could be in one of the nearby buildings, but they’d never be able to get to it.
Presently, two extremely tall men in uniforms appeared and handed them tiny circular pieces of metal. Out of other options, they took them.
Two seconds later, they were in some kind of office, being offered large chairs. Ulu sunk gratefully into the chair, although she had no idea what to expect. Troy sat primly on the edge of his seat. A tall and slim middle-aged woman appeared, and sat across the desk.
“Hello,” she said. “Study ancient language, know English. You English?”
“…yes, American.” Ulu said.
“American. See experiment, can put you back. Where from? See dress – nineteen thousand plus sixty?”
“Nineteen thousand plus a hundred and twenty. Twenty Twenty.”
“Vision?” The woman asked confusedly.
“Year. Twenty Twenty.”
A man entered the room, and the woman had a fast, unintelligible conversation with him.
“I can’t understand her English.” Troy said.
“She’s smiling at that man. I think she thinks she’s doing a good job. Maybe she is – who knows how far in the future we are.”
The woman looked back at them and repeated “good job,” giving them an awkward thumbs up.
Sarcastically, they gave her a thumbs up back. They would regret this for the rest of their lives.
She spoke to the man again, and he handed them circular pieces of metal that were slightly larger than the little discs that had transported them here. Two seconds later, they were in a city that was more like what they were used to. They still had the little pieces of metal, but over the course of their lifetimes they would make many creative attempts to use them again and fail.
Later, Troy would attempt to show the technology to the government, but it only earned him the following file:
Trent Rook (alias)
Mentally ill
Possibly shunned from Amish community with no birth records.
Not dangerous.
It took them about thirty seconds to realize they weren’t in year 2020, but all morning to find something with a date on it to determine that they were in 1960’s California.
“What are we going to do?” Troy cried when they found the discarded newspaper, men in suits and women in dresses busily going around them.
“I don’t know what you’re going to do. I’m going to go join a hippie commune and grow vegetables. You’re a total jerk, and I’m breaking up with you.”
She walked away, leaving him standing there, still holding the newspaper.
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2020.09.23 07:25 StevenStevens43 Trinovantum

Trinovantum
Trinovantum:
Trinovantum in Welsh tradition, was a pre-roman settlement based in the location that is now London.
Trinovantum
In medieval British legend Trinovantum is the name given to London when, according to Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, it was founded by the exiled Trojan Brutus, who called it Troia Nova ("New Troy"), which was gradually corrupted to Trinovantum. The legend says that it was later rebuilt by King Lud, who named it Caer Lud ("Lud's Fort") after himself, and this name became corrupted to Kaer Llundain, and finally London. This legend is part of the Matter of Britain.
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Roman London
Brutus:
Brutus, was supposed to have invaded Britain in 1112 BC, becoming the first king of Britain, and founding the City named Trinovantum.
Brutus of Troy
Brutus, or Brute of Troy, is a legendary descendant of the Trojan hero Aeneas, known in medieval British history as the eponymous founder and first king of Britain. This legend first appears in the Historia Brittonum, an anonymous 9th-century historical compilation to which commentary was added by Nennius, but is best known from the account given by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Historia Regum Britanniae.
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Brutus stone
Troy:
So let us investigate all the unbelievable aspects of this Welsh legend.
Troy was thought to be a mythological creation, but has infact been found by archaeologists, and it turns out that Troy was a port city based in a military strategic location in Anatolia, the hub of the Hittite empire.
Troy
Troy (Ancient Greek: Τροία, Troía, Ἴλιον, Ílion or Ἴλιος, Ílios; Latin: Troia and Ilium;[note 1] Hittite: 𒌷𒃾𒇻𒊭 Wilusa or 𒋫𒊒𒄿𒊭 Truwisa;[3][4] Turkish: Truva or Troya) was a city in the northwest of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), southwest of the Canakkale Strait, south of the mouth of the Dardanelles and northwest of Mount Ida).[note 2] The location in the present day is the hill of Hisarlik and its immediate vicinity. In modern scholarly nomenclature, the Ridge of Troy (including Hisarlik) borders the Plain of Troy, flat agricultural land, which conducts the lower Scamander River to the strait. Troy was the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle, in particular in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical) evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey suggests that the name Ἴλιον (Ilion) formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον (Wilion);[note 3] this is also supported by the Hittite name for what is thought to be the same city, Wilusa. According to archaeologist Manfred Korfmann, Troy's location near the Aegean Sea, as well as the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, made it a hub for military activities and trade, and the chief site of a culture that Korfmann calls the "Maritime Troja Culture", which extended over the region between these seas.[5]
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Troy
Sea peoples:
The port was likely a major naval base for the notorious sea peoples.
Sea peoples
The Sea Peoples are a purported seafaring confederation that attacked ancient Egypt and other regions of the East Mediterranean prior to and during the Late Bronze Age collapse (1200–900 BCE).[1][2
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Sea peoples invasions
Tiryns:
Another naval base of the Sea peoples was Tiryns.
Today Tourists come and go from Tiryns without understanding the significance of the city they have just visited.
It was a base for the Trojans.
History
Despite its importance, little value was given to Tiryns and its mythical rulers and traditions by epics and drama. Pausanias dedicated a short piece (2.25.8) to Tiryns, and newer travelers, traveling to Greece in search of places where the heroes of the ancient texts lived, did not understand the significance of the city.
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Masonry tunnel
Corineus:
Perhaps Brutus's partner in crime being 18 foot tall is unbelievable?
Corineus
As to Corineus's stature, he is represented as being the largest of Brutus's crew in the Middle English prose Brut [3] Raphael Holinshed comments that Corineus was not a giant, but names a source, the Architrenius that describes Corineus as a man 12 cubits (18 feet) tall.[4]
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Corineus
Standing stone:
But do you notice Corineus is standing on a standing stone?
Well, it used to be a Scandinavian tradition for political candidates to erect their own standing stone, and then stand on it, and the person standing tallest will likely impress the voters more.
Humblus
The standing on stones in connection with the choosing a king is a motive known from other Scandinavian sources. It occurs both in Chronicon Lethrense and Olaus Magnus's Swedish history.
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Stonehenge
Trinovantes:
Now, it is known that before the time Julius Caesar made his first attempted conquest of Britain, the Trinovantes were considered the strongest tribe in Britain, with a capital which would today be within the boundaries of Greater London.
Trinovantes
Shortly before Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain in 55 and 54 BC, the Trinovantes were considered the most powerful tribe in Britain. At this time their capital was probably at Braughing (in modern-day Hertfordshire).
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Trinovantes coin
Londinium:
In fact, it is far more likely that the Romans got the name Londinium from the Gaelic Llundain, than London getting it's name from Londinium.
Trinovantum
In Roman times the city was known by the name Londinium, which appears to be cognate with Llundain and London.
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Londinium
King Lud:
And is king Lud regarded as a mythological character?
Well even today, King Lud and his two sons guard the entrance to the City of London, and the refortification of Trinovantum.
In literature
Lud's reign is notable for the building of cities and the refortification of Trinovantum (London), which he especially loved. Geoffrey explained the name "London" as deriving from "Caer Lud", or Lud's Fortress. When he died, he was buried at Ludgate. His two sons, Androgeus and Tenvantius, were not yet of age, so he was succeeded by his brother Cassibelanus.[2]
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King Lud and sons
Ludgate hill:
There is also Lugate hill.
Ludgate hill
Ludgate Hill is a hill in the City of London, near the old Ludgate, a gate to the City that was taken down, with its attached gaol,
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Ludgate hill
Ludgate circus:
Also Ludgate circus.
Ludgate circus
Ludgate Circus is a road junction) in the City of London where Farringdon Street and New Bridge Street (together forming part of the A201 road) cross Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill (which rises up to St Paul's Cathedral).
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Ludgate circus
4800 BC:
In fact, settlement in the area probably pre-dates Brutus, by at least 3700 years.
Prehistory
In 1993, the remains of a Bronze Age bridge were found on the south foreshore, upstream of Vauxhall Bridge.[69] This bridge either crossed the Thames or reached a now lost island in it. Two of those timbers were radiocarbon dated to between 1750 BC and 1285 BC.[69]
In 2010, the foundations of a large timber structure, dated to between 4800 BC and 4500 BC,[70] were found on the Thames's south foreshore, downstream of Vauxhall Bridge.[71] The function of the mesolithic structure is not known. Both structures are on the south bank where the River Effra flows into the Thames.[71]
Younger dryas:
In fact, the area around Thames valley was probably the only area in Britain which remained semi populated during the younger dryas.
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Ahrensburg culture
Celtic roots:
Most modern day scholars do tend to agree, that the roots for London, are likely Celtic.
Toponymy
.[65] However, most work has accepted a Celtic origin for the name, and recent studies have favoured an explanation along the lines of a Celtic derivative of a Proto-Indo-European root *lendh- ('sink, cause to sink'), combined with the Celtic suffix *-injo- or *-onjo- (used to form place-names). Peter Schrijver has specifically suggested, on these grounds, that the name originally meant 'place that floods (periodically, tidally)'.[66]

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2020.09.23 00:00 LawStudentAndrew [WTS] Platinum, Gold, World Silver Lot, Barber Halves, Barber Quarters, and Individual World Silver

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Priced when Kitco spot was at 61.12 per gram for gold and 28.10 for platinum.
Gold and Platinum Jewelry and Scrap verified via scratch and density (see pics) https://imgur.com/a/RPA06tK
  • Thick gold Ring approx size 5 6.30 grams stamped 14k - 2% above spot - ~$224.6
  • Platinum ring approx size 5 7.26 grams stamped 95 - ask is $242
  • Gold and Plat Ring 18k gold and .95 platinum mixed; size 9 ring from the jewelry maker “DIANA” (it’s the maker not the wife’s name, ha) 9.17 grams – tested via scratch and density – density is ~16.1 depending on the gold alloy this makes it 13%-18% platinum ask is 3% above spot (assuming its 20% platinum) - $397
  • Sheet of platinum scrap 5.8 grams doesnt disolve in 22k solution via scratch and has a density of 21.48; it is not stamped but I bought it as platinum, density indicates it is likely pure (.95 plat is usually around 20.8) - I am more than happy; in fact I would prefer, to use a middle man with sigma - ask is 15% above spot - $187.50 [pending]
World Lot 3.3 Troy Ounce Raw Weight (NOT actual silver weight) - $95 shipped https://imgur.com/a/ly0uSvr

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1938 50 Dinara Yugoslavia - $15
1960 20 Escudo Portgual polished? - $18
1939 50 Francs Belgium cleaned - $17 (spot is 14.52)
1959 500 Lire Italy cleaned - $9 (spot is ~8)
1937 A 2 Mark Germany - $8
1938 2 Mark Germany Cleaned retoned - tape mark - $9
1892 25 Cent Netherlands - $12
1901 50 Cent Belgium Cleaned - $4
Misc https://imgur.com/a/g0qH7rU
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1966 1 Rand South Africa Cleaned - $11
1921 50 centavos Philipines env dmg - $9
1897 2 shillings South Africa holed - $11
1958 10 Cent Guatemala Cleaned - $3
1866 Un Dinero Peru Holed - $4
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2020.09.22 23:29 rainbow_soldier Happiest Few Weeks of My Life

Hey everybody,
I'm not a big poster, but I just wanted to thank this community for its support. All the positivity here has really helped me find the confidence to come out to my friends at college and in the Army. After so many years of denying the truth, I (19M) finally have been able to come to terms with and accept the fact that i am gay.
Speaking of which, because of the confidence I've gained over the last couple of months, I was comfortable enough at a party two weekends ago to start talking to a boy (we'll call him Troy for this post). We met again at another party this last weekend, and our time talking, dancing, and hanging oit resulted in us exchanging contact information and me asking him out to a date.
After our first date (a sunset picnic), "Troy" told me the next date is his treat. We've been talking non-stop since our date two nights ago, and I can confidently say that he is the sweetest boy I've ever met. We are head-over-heels for each other and I hope that this will become a long and happy relationship.
Again, thank you so much for all your positivity and support!
u/rainbow_soldier
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2020.09.22 17:22 Chamomile_and_Stevia A Misadventure Through Time and Space (any thoughts, constructive criticism requested to give direction for next draft)

A swirling, misty vortex opened up in the restaurant where Ulu was meeting her boyfriend of two weeks and he fell through, chair and all. Without a moment’s thought, she dived over the table and jumped after him before it could close.
She wasn’t aware that it was a byproduct of a military science experiment from a nearby base, and that within minutes men in uniform would converge on the restaurant to get all the witnesses on the same page about how she and her boyfriend had come in and loudly discussed their plans to elope across the country together, and nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. People who knew her well did not react in surprise to this cover story when they were sneakily notified.
When Ulu was 18, she had gotten her GED, dropped out of school, and spent the spring and summer backpacking across Europe with less than $500 and a friend of a friend she’d met for the first time at the airport. Her family expected to hear from her, eventually. Troy’s family and friends had met her, and weren’t shocked, either.
Meanwhile, Ulu found herself in a fight for her life, aboard a 15th century sailing ship surrounded by foul smelling, malicious, well-armed men. She could only guess that they were pirates, because she didn’t speak whatever language they were yelling at her in. Ahead of her, her boyfriend was being sucked into another vortex feet first, clawing the deck for hold. The pirates were not enthused about this situation, giving him wide berth with panicked but mostly irate expressions as they attempted to yell away two problems at once.
Ulu barely dodged a knife, wishing that she hadn’t stopped taking Karate after two boring lessons. She had to get to Troy. The man couldn’t even fold laundry properly – he needed her to help him. He was still vainly scrabbling for hold on the bare deck, attempting not to get sucked into the draw of the vortex. The pirates threw the chair he had been sitting in at the restaurant overboard, touching it as briefly as possible as though it were cursed.
Ulu had to do something, so she went full St. Louis, Missouri on them and fought crazy with crazier. As quickly as she could, she took off her dress and underwear, and stood brandishing the steak knife she still had from the restaurant, swaying and screaming at the top of her lungs. No one wants to fight a naked, armed, crazy person, so the pirates just looked confused for a moment, and then withdrew to watch Troy try not to go through the purple swirling vortex. He was about halfway through, but had found a rope to hang on to. Holding her clothes in a bundle, she charged the pirates, breaking through their ranks just in time to see Troy lose hold and vanish. She went through after him.
This time, they found themselves in a strange, alien place. The air was barely breathable, but Troy still gaspingly asked, “Why are you naked?”
“I was fighting pirates.” She quickly redressed.
The sky was orange, with two suns, and the ground was covered in some kind of blue fluffy mold plant. There were…trees. Humongous ones. All of them seemed to be a different color, some of them a purple orange hue that Ulu had never seen before. Their leaves were oddly shaped, and the branches came out at strange angles. Tall blue cliffs broke the landscape into erratic straight lines all around them, and Ulu couldn’t even imagine what kind of tectonic or natural event must have occurred for that to be the case with her knowledge from making a C in one Geology class.
There was no sign of the vortex that had brought them here, just as there had been no sign of the last one that had deposited them on the ship.
They both had the same thought at the same time.
“Good God,” Troy wheezed, “what must the animals be like?”
Ulu found she could manage a strong whisper comfortably. “What in the world are these spinning gateways? Do you know anything about this?”
Troy still gasped, attempting a louder tone. “No! I have no idea. Where the heck are we? Is this some other planet, or dimension, or a hallucination, or something? I don’t do drugs – did we get drugged by someone?”
“I don’t think so. We were just at the restaurant and all this started happening. I don’t think any drugs would do this, but I don’t really know that much about drugs.”
They took a moment to compare their experiences with each other to verify that they hadn’t been drugged, and decided it was impossible that they had hallucinated the same things. Troy was angrily blaming Ulu for their fate because she had convinced him to go out for breakfast instead of staying home to play video games, when she spotted it.
“There’s mist coming off the weird forest at the top of that cliff.”
Troy looked. The cliff loomed a hundred feet high, and they could make out the outlandish curves and strange colors of the peculiar plants growing on its flat top and on outcroppings all over it. The cliff itself was bright blue. Rising from the right side of the top, set back into the thick growth, was mist like they had seen from the vortexes.
“We don’t know that going through these gateways is safe.” Troy pointed out. “For all we know, someone could be coming to rescue us or something, and we should stay put. That’s the first rule of survival when you get lost hiking – don’t get any more lost and wait for rescue.”
She regretted telling him that, now, when they had gone hiking exactly once. He had drunk all of his water within an hour and then incessantly complained all the way back to the car.
“We can’t stay here. There’s no water, who knows if any of these plants are edible, we can’t breathe well…”
They debated at length, but ultimately the decision was made for them in the form of a screech so high pitched it was almost outside of their range of hearing. A massive, red and black, multilimbed creature unlike anything Ulu had ever seen before was coming straight for them, signaling its fury with a beaklike mouth full of sharp teeth.
Debate over, they broke into the fastest pace they could manage in the thin air, headed for the cliff. They huffed and puffed at an excruciating slow jog, but that was ok, because the creature had so many elbows it was pursuing them only at an elaborate walking pace. An onlooker would have been bored after the first ten minutes, but it was nightmarish to experience.
Ulu had never felt so much relief as she did when they reached the cliff, but it was short lived. The blue moss like plant grew prolifically on the surface of the rock, and she quickly discovered that while it helped you maintain grip for a short while, it then disintegrated into slippery slime. This cliff could only be climbed at a consistent, quick pace, and she was already winded. At least there were lots of holds and outcroppings.
She had climbed about ten feet when Troy over exerted himself, passed out, and fell to the ground. The creature hadn’t reached them, yet. She had seconds to decide – up, or down. She had the steak knife in her bra, and in a rapid decision, started climbing down with the intention of attempting to fight the creature. Luckily, Troy quickly regained consciousness and began to climb again before things got ugly, and she started back up, having to take a harder route to avoid where her hands and feet had made the moss slippery. Troy climbed faster than she did, and was soon out of sight. She caught sight of him again when she was able to catch her breath on an outcropping – he was halfway up.
By this time, the animal was at the base of the cliff, making its unearthly high-pitched screeches.
She was ninety feet in the air when she hesitated a second too long looking for another handhold, and slipped. She fell, hit a small outcropping, tried to grab hold, fell again, and managed to stop her fall by hugging a small tree for dear life. She was precariously balanced, nearly falling off the larger outcropping the tree was anchored to, one leg painfully on it and the other dangling nearly in the splits. The tree was bent over, threatening to come out at the roots.
“Troy!” She attempted to call, wheezing. She looked up just in time to see him looking down at her from the top of the cliff. Then, he turned and left her for dead.
She pulled herself up onto the ledge with more strength than she thought she had, then sat for a moment, sore, panting, and furious. She had made him beef stew from scratch last week. She caught her breath, then climbed to the top of the cliff.
She found the vortex, but there was no sign of Troy. She went through.
She found herself in a dark, busy jungle, but at least it was recognizable as Earth. Another gateway was visible through the thick trees, and she assumed Troy had already gone through, but before she could move towards it, she heard him yelling for her in panic somewhere off to her right.
Cautiously approaching, she found him. He was tied to a tree with thick, primitive bonds that appeared to be made out of some kind of plant.
“Oh, thank goodness! There’s some kind of tribe here, and they tied me up and left. They keep coming back to put weird painted wood things all around. You’ve got to get me out of here!
Wordlessly, she started to saw at the rope with her steak knife. Voices approached from the distance, a lot of them.
“Can’t you cut faster? Why didn’t I get sucked into this horrible journey with a man – you’re so useless!”
“This knife was designed to cut $10 steaks! I’m cutting as fast as I can!”
She cut him loose and they stumbled quickly through the thick undergrowth back to the vortex, hearing raised voices behind them as the tribespeople discovered Troy’s absence.
The one they had passed through to get here was gone, leaving the next one. They quickly went through.
They were immediately in culture shock. They stood on the ground level of what Ulu could only imagine was some kind of futuristic city. Above them, flying vehicles went by so quickly in designated lanes that she couldn’t make out what they looked like. There were buildings – brightly lit, impossibly tall skyscrapers. This should have been the street, but nothing was on it. It was just some kind of flat, reflective surface with no one around, no way to get into any buildings, and no staircases or elevators to get to a higher level. Ulu couldn’t figure out its purpose. The amount of sound was nearly overwhelming. There was no vortex in sight. It could be in one of the nearby buildings, but they’d never be able to get to it.
Presently, two extremely tall men in uniforms appeared and handed them tiny circular pieces of metal. Out of other options, they took them.
Two seconds later, they were in some kind of office, being offered large chairs. Ulu sunk gratefully into the chair, although she had no idea what to expect. Troy sat primly on the edge of his seat. A tall and slim middle-aged woman appeared, and sat across the desk.
“Hello,” she said. “Study ancient language, know English. You English?”
“…yes, American.” Ulu said.
“American. See experiment, can put you back. Where from? See dress – nineteen thousand plus sixty?”
“Nineteen thousand plus a hundred and twenty. Twenty Twenty.”
“Vision?” The woman asked confusedly.
“Year. Twenty Twenty.”
A man entered the room, and the woman had a fast, unintelligible conversation with him.
“I can’t understand her English.” Troy said.
“She’s smiling at that man. I think she thinks she’s doing a good job. Maybe she is – who knows how far in the future we are.”
The woman looked back at them and repeated “good job,” giving them an awkward thumbs up.
Sarcastically, they gave her a thumbs up back. They would regret this for the rest of their lives.
She spoke to the man again, and he handed them circular pieces of metal that were slightly larger than the little discs that had transported them here. Two seconds later, they were in a city that was more like what they were used to. They still had the little pieces of metal, but over the course of their lifetimes they would make many creative attempts to use them again and fail.
Later, Troy would attempt to show the technology to the government, but it only earned him the following file:
Trent Rook (alias)
Mentally ill
Possibly shunned from Amish community with no birth records.
Not dangerous.
It took them about thirty seconds to realize they weren’t in year 2020, but all morning to find something with a date on it to determine that they were in 1960’s California.
“What are we going to do?” Troy cried when they found the discarded newspaper, men in suits and women in dresses busily going around them.
“I don’t know what you’re going to do. I’m going to go join a hippie commune and grow vegetables. You’re a total jerk, and I’m breaking up with you.”
She walked away, leaving him standing there, still holding the newspaper.
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2020.09.22 16:59 Chamomile_and_Stevia [AA] A misadventure through time and space (criticism and any thoughts requested)

A swirling, misty vortex opened up in the restaurant where Ulu was meeting her boyfriend of two weeks and he fell through, chair and all. Without a moment’s thought, she dived over the table and jumped after him before it could close.
She wasn’t aware that it was a byproduct of a military science experiment from a nearby base, and that within minutes men in uniform would converge on the restaurant to get all the witnesses on the same page about how she and her boyfriend had come in and loudly discussed their plans to elope across the country together, and nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. People who knew her well did not react in surprise to this cover story when they were sneakily notified.
When Ulu was 18, she had gotten her GED, dropped out of school, and spent the spring and summer backpacking across Europe with less than $500 and a friend of a friend she’d met for the first time at the airport. Her family expected to hear from her, eventually. Troy’s family and friends had met her, and weren’t shocked, either.
Meanwhile, Ulu found herself in a fight for her life, aboard a 15th century sailing ship surrounded by foul smelling, malicious, well-armed men. She could only guess that they were pirates, because she didn’t speak whatever language they were yelling at her in. Ahead of her, her boyfriend was being sucked into another vortex feet first, clawing the deck for hold. The pirates were not enthused about this situation, giving him wide berth with panicked but mostly irate expressions as they attempted to yell away two problems at once.
Ulu barely dodged a knife, wishing that she hadn’t stopped taking Karate after two boring lessons. She had to get to Troy. The man couldn’t even fold laundry properly – he needed her to help him. He was still vainly scrabbling for hold on the bare deck, attempting not to get sucked into the draw of the vortex. The pirates threw the chair he had been sitting in at the restaurant overboard, touching it as briefly as possible as though it were cursed.
Ulu had to do something, so she went full St. Louis, Missouri on them and fought crazy with crazier. As quickly as she could, she took off her dress and underwear, and stood brandishing the steak knife she still had from the restaurant, swaying and screaming at the top of her lungs. No one wants to fight a naked, armed, crazy person, so the pirates just looked confused for a moment, and then withdrew to watch Troy try not to go through the purple swirling vortex. He was about halfway through, but had found a rope to hang on to. Holding her clothes in a bundle, she charged the pirates, breaking through their ranks just in time to see Troy lose hold and vanish. She went through after him.
This time, they found themselves in a strange, alien place. The air was barely breathable, but Troy still gaspingly asked, “Why are you naked?”
“I was fighting pirates.” She quickly redressed.
The sky was orange, with two suns, and the ground was covered in some kind of blue fluffy mold plant. There were…trees. Humongous ones. All of them seemed to be a different color, some of them a purple orange hue that Ulu had never seen before. Their leaves were oddly shaped, and the branches came out at strange angles. Tall blue cliffs broke the landscape into erratic straight lines all around them, and Ulu couldn’t even imagine what kind of tectonic or natural event must have occurred for that to be the case with her knowledge from making a C in one Geology class.
There was no sign of the vortex that had brought them here, just as there had been no sign of the last one that had deposited them on the ship.
They both had the same thought at the same time.
“Good God,” Troy wheezed, “what must the animals be like?”
Ulu found she could manage a strong whisper comfortably. “What in the world are these spinning gateways? Do you know anything about this?”
Troy still gasped, attempting a louder tone. “No! I have no idea. Where the heck are we? Is this some other planet, or dimension, or a hallucination, or something? I don’t do drugs – did we get drugged by someone?”
“I don’t think so. We were just at the restaurant and all this started happening. I don’t think any drugs would do this, but I don’t really know that much about drugs.”
They took a moment to compare their experiences with each other to verify that they hadn’t been drugged, and decided it was impossible that they had hallucinated the same things. Troy was angrily blaming Ulu for their fate because she had convinced him to go out for breakfast instead of staying home to play video games, when she spotted it.
“There’s mist coming off the weird forest at the top of that cliff.”
Troy looked. The cliff loomed a hundred feet high, and they could make out the outlandish curves and strange colors of the peculiar plants growing on its flat top and on outcroppings all over it. The cliff itself was bright blue. Rising from the right side of the top, set back into the thick growth, was mist like they had seen from the vortexes.
“We don’t know that going through these gateways is safe.” Troy pointed out. “For all we know, someone could be coming to rescue us or something, and we should stay put. That’s the first rule of survival when you get lost hiking – don’t get any more lost and wait for rescue.”
She regretted telling him that, now, when they had gone hiking exactly once. He had drunk all of his water within an hour and then incessantly complained all the way back to the car.
“We can’t stay here. There’s no water, who knows if any of these plants are edible, we can’t breathe well…”
They debated at length, but ultimately the decision was made for them in the form of a screech so high pitched it was almost outside of their range of hearing. A massive, red and black, multilimbed creature unlike anything Ulu had ever seen before was coming straight for them, signaling its fury with a beaklike mouth full of sharp teeth.
Debate over, they broke into the fastest pace they could manage in the thin air, headed for the cliff. They huffed and puffed at an excruciating slow jog, but that was ok, because the creature had so many elbows it was pursuing them only at an elaborate walking pace. An onlooker would have been bored after the first ten minutes, but it was nightmarish to experience.
Ulu had never felt so much relief as she did when they reached the cliff, but it was short lived. The blue moss like plant grew prolifically on the surface of the rock, and she quickly discovered that while it helped you maintain grip for a short while, it then disintegrated into slippery slime. This cliff could only be climbed at a consistent, quick pace, and she was already winded. At least there were lots of holds and outcroppings.
She had climbed about ten feet when Troy over exerted himself, passed out, and fell to the ground. The creature hadn’t reached them, yet. She had seconds to decide – up, or down. She had the steak knife in her bra, and in a rapid decision, started climbing down with the intention of attempting to fight the creature. Luckily, Troy quickly regained consciousness and began to climb again before things got ugly, and she started back up, having to take a harder route to avoid where her hands and feet had made the moss slippery. Troy climbed faster than she did, and was soon out of sight. She caught sight of him again when she was able to catch her breath on an outcropping – he was halfway up.
By this time, the animal was at the base of the cliff, making its unearthly high-pitched screeches.
She was ninety feet in the air when she hesitated a second too long looking for another handhold, and slipped. She fell, hit a small outcropping, tried to grab hold, fell again, and managed to stop her fall by hugging a small tree for dear life. She was precariously balanced, nearly falling off the larger outcropping the tree was anchored to, one leg painfully on it and the other dangling nearly in the splits. The tree was bent over, threatening to come out at the roots.
“Troy!” She attempted to call, wheezing. She looked up just in time to see him looking down at her from the top of the cliff. Then, he turned and left her for dead.
She pulled herself up onto the ledge with more strength than she thought she had, then sat for a moment, sore, panting, and furious. She had made him beef stew from scratch last week. She caught her breath, then climbed to the top of the cliff.
She found the vortex, but there was no sign of Troy. She went through.
She found herself in a dark, busy jungle, but at least it was recognizable as Earth. Another gateway was visible through the thick trees, and she assumed Troy had already gone through, but before she could move towards it, she heard him yelling for her in panic somewhere off to her right.
Cautiously approaching, she found him. He was tied to a tree with thick, primitive bonds that appeared to be made out of some kind of plant.
“Oh, thank goodness! There’s some kind of tribe here, and they tied me up and left. They keep coming back to put weird painted wood things all around. You’ve got to get me out of here!
Wordlessly, she started to saw at the rope with her steak knife. Voices approached from the distance, a lot of them.
“Can’t you cut faster? Why didn’t I get sucked into this horrible journey with a man – you’re so useless!”
“This knife was designed to cut $10 steaks! I’m cutting as fast as I can!”
She cut him loose and they stumbled quickly through the thick undergrowth back to the vortex, hearing raised voices behind them as the tribespeople discovered Troy’s absence.
The one they had passed through to get here was gone, leaving the next one. They quickly went through.
They were immediately in culture shock. They stood on the ground level of what Ulu could only imagine was some kind of futuristic city. Above them, flying vehicles went by so quickly in designated lanes that she couldn’t make out what they looked like. There were buildings – brightly lit, impossibly tall skyscrapers. This should have been the street, but nothing was on it. It was just some kind of flat, reflective surface with no one around, no way to get into any buildings, and no staircases or elevators to get to a higher level. Ulu couldn’t figure out its purpose. The amount of sound was nearly overwhelming. There was no vortex in sight. It could be in one of the nearby buildings, but they’d never be able to get to it.
Presently, two extremely tall men in uniforms appeared and handed them tiny circular pieces of metal. Out of other options, they took them.
Two seconds later, they were in some kind of office, being offered large chairs. Ulu sunk gratefully into the chair, although she had no idea what to expect. Troy sat primly on the edge of his seat. A tall and slim middle-aged woman appeared, and sat across the desk.
“Hello,” she said. “Study ancient language, know English. You English?”
“…yes, American.” Ulu said.
“American. See experiment, can put you back. Where from? See dress – nineteen thousand plus sixty?”
“Nineteen thousand plus a hundred and twenty. Twenty Twenty.”
“Vision?” The woman asked confusedly.
“Year. Twenty Twenty.”
A man entered the room, and the woman had a fast, unintelligible conversation with him.
“I can’t understand her English.” Troy said.
“She’s smiling at that man. I think she thinks she’s doing a good job. Maybe she is – who knows how far in the future we are.”
The woman looked back at them and repeated “good job,” giving them an awkward thumbs up.
Sarcastically, they gave her a thumbs up back. They would regret this for the rest of their lives.
She spoke to the man again, and he handed them circular pieces of metal that were slightly larger than the little discs that had transported them here. Two seconds later, they were in a city that was more like what they were used to. They still had the little pieces of metal, but over the course of their lifetimes they would make many creative attempts to use them again and fail.
Later, Troy would attempt to show the technology to the government, but it only earned him the following file:
Trent Rook (alias)
Mentally ill
Possibly shunned from Amish community with no birth records.
Not dangerous.
It took them about thirty seconds to realize they weren’t in year 2020, but all morning to find something with a date on it to determine that they were in 1960’s California.
“What are we going to do?” Troy cried when they found the discarded newspaper, men in suits and women in dresses busily going around them.
“I don’t know what you’re going to do. I’m going to go join a hippie commune and grow vegetables. You’re a total jerk, and I’m breaking up with you.”
She walked away, leaving him standing there, still holding the newspaper.
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2020.09.22 01:11 ImADudeDuh The Popheads Chart, September 21, 2020: I HATE TAYLOR ALISON SWIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hot 50 Spotify Playlist // #1s Spotify Playlist // Every Song to Ever Chart (Credit to FLLH for this amazing playlist!)

Popheads Weekly Hot 50: Week of September 21, 2020

For this chart issue, we tracked everyone's top 10s from Thursday, September 10, 12:00 PM GMT to the next Thursday, September 17, 11:59 AM GMT.
# Artist - Song Prev. Position Peak Weeks Points # of Listeners and #1
1 Cardi B - WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) #1 (=) #1 6 wks 1462.5 31 of 161 listeners had the song as their #1.
2 Miley Cyrus - Midnight Sky #3 (+1) #1 5 wks 1161.5 11 of 139 listeners had the song as their #1.
3 Taylor Swift - cardigan #5 (+2) #1 8 wks 1160.5 12 of 139 listeners had the song as their #1.
4 Taylor Swift - august #6 (+2) #2 8 wks 1026.5 5 of 149 listeners had the song as their #1.
5 Taylor Swift - The 1 #7 (+2) #4 8 wks 931.0 7 of 118 listeners had the song as their #1.
6 Taylor Swift - betty #16 (+10) #6 8 wks 855.0 10 of 112 listeners had the song as their #1.
7 Taylor Swift - seven #9 (+2) #7 8 wks 795.5 3 of 114 listeners had the song as their #1.
8 Taylor Swift - exile (feat. bon iver) #8 (=) #2 8 wks 785.0 2 of 112 listeners had the song as their #1.
9 BLACKPINK - Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez) #4 (-5) #1 3 wks 712.5 7 of 82 listeners had the song as their #1.
10 Taylor Swift - The last great american dynasty #10 (=) #5 8 wks 696.5 2 of 102 listeners had the song as their #1.

This week’s Popheads Chart Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS76e21hhyA

If you want to see the points and number of listeners for each song in the top 50 chart, click here
  • Highest Debut: #16. David Guetta & Sia - Let's Love
  • Highest Re-Entry: #39. Taylor Swift - hoax
  • Biggest Gain: #15. mxmtoon - ok on your own (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) (+35)
  • Biggest Decrease: #33. Ava Max - OMG What's Happening / #36. Katy Perry - Cry About It Later (-21)

Popheads Monthly Top 25 Albums: Month of August 2020

For this chart issue, we tracked everyone's top 10 albums from August 1 12:00 AM GMT to August 31 11:59 PM GMT.
# Artist - Artist Prev. Position Peak Months Points # of Listeners and #1
1 Taylor Swift - folklore #1 (=) #1 2 months 8538.5 329 of 651 listeners had the album as their #1.
2 Lady Gaga - Chromatica #1 (=) #1 4 months 3462.5 54 of 306 listeners had the album as their #1.
3 Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia #3 (+1) #1 6 months 2847.5 19 of 287 listeners had the album as their #1.
4 Katy Perry - Smile NEW #4 1 month 2824.5 40 of 254 listeners had the album as their #1.
5 Dua Lipa - Club Future Nostalgia (DJ Mix) NEW #5 1 month 1997.5 23 of 180 listeners had the album as their #1.
6 Rina Sawayama - SAWAYAMA #7 (+1) #2 5 months 1923.0 18 of 177 listeners had the album as their #1.
7 Troye Sivan - In A Dream NEW #7 1 month 1790.5 13 of 161 listeners had the album as their #1.
8 Taylor Swift - Lover #9 (+1) #1 13 months 1730.5 3 of 165 listeners had the album as their #1.
9 Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now #8 (-1) #2 4 months 1620.0 11 of 161 listeners had the album as their #1.
10 A. G. Cook - 7G NEW #10 1 month 1553.0 53 of 121 listeners had the album as their #1.
If you want to see the points and number of listeners for each album, click here.
  • Highest Debut: #4. Katy Perry - Smile
  • Highest Re-Entry: #11. Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
  • Biggest Gain: #9. Taylor Swift - Lover (+2)
  • Biggest Decrease: #18. HAIM - Women In Music Pt. III (-13)

Popheads Top 5 Bubbling Under Chart September 21, 2020

We’ve had a lot of charts where the entire top 50 is just full of albums by the main pop girls for popheads and blocks a lot of singles from lesser known artists. So, this section puts a spotlight on songs that are just under the top 50. However, this is not gonna be “chart” focused and instead is gonna try to encourage other people to listen to other songs and list some information so people can find some songs they like. The bubbling under is calculated by taking the highest songs underneath the top 50 that haven’t charted on the top 50 before.
Artist Song Genre
Fletcher The One Pop
fromis_9 Feel Good (SECRET CODE) K-Pop
Fletcher Sex (With My Ex) The Bebe Rexha-print
James Blake Godspeed Piano Balla- oop, popheads already got bored
Fletcher If I Hated You Pop
Here's the current list of people signed up for the charts! If you'd like to sign up, you can sign up here!
The tracking dates for the next weekly chart is September 17, 11:00 PM GMT - September 24, 10:59 AM GMT and results come out the next Monday, September 28. As for the monthly album chart, the next tracking dates are September 1 12:00 AM GMT – September 30 11:59 PM GMT, and results come out on October 5.

How The Chart Works:

These charts are created based on how frequently each song appears in the top 10 songs/albums for all of the users signed up for the chart. If the song or album occupies that user's #1 spot in their individual chart, it receives 15 points, then 14 points for #2, so on and so forth until 6 points for #10. If there is a tie, which is a common occurrence, then the number of points is averaged across those positions, e.g. if two songs are tied for #1, both will receive 14.5 points. Oftentimes there will be multiple songs tied for the last place, in which case the number of points each song receives decreases until it bottoms out at 1 point each.

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2020.09.21 18:15 fairylightsandphotos MAFS AU S5 - does anyone know who the guy is that sang to Troy and Ash on the beach during their final date?

I’ve just finished Season 5, and I thought the guy had an amazing voice, and I loved the song he sang for them. I’ve googled him but can’t seem to find any information on him whatsoever, so if anyone has any information, please let me know - I’d love to listen to more of his stuff! Thank you!
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2020.09.21 04:40 Jenna1485 Driving from Albuquerque, NM to Springfield, MA (and back) in December - Weather?

Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are planning to visit family in Springfield, MA and a couple other cities near there during the December 14-30th time period. We each are comfortable driving individually 8-10 hrs per day (so 16-20 total), and he has a 2012 Ford Focus SEL that is up-to-date on everything it needs and currently has no issues. Google Maps suggests a 32 hr driving time with the following route: I-40 from Albuquerque, NM, through Oklahoma City; then 10 miles on I-35; I-44 to St Louis, MO; I-55 to near Troy; I-70 to Columbus, OH; I-71 to Granger, OH; I-271 to Willoughby Hills, OH; I-90 (through Buffalo, NY) the rest of the way to Springfield, MA.
What plans should we make for road closures, different routing, etc.? While the ideal would be a 2-day trip, if it's a bit more that's okay, but I do have the deadline to be back - before the 31st - and don't want to get stuck for too long anywhere. We intend to spend Christmas day and ideally the day after Christmas with family, leaving us driving starting on the 27th, or 26th if necessary. Also, my boyfriend is very comfortable driving in snowy conditions, but those would still delay us, and I'm most worried about being halted completely.
(Note: While we could fly to and from, I am required to work on December 31st and January 1st, and in order to do so without a full quarantine per my state's rules and also common sense, I must get a negative coronavirus test prior to working, and the state says that the test must have been taken no earlier than 3 days before entering the state. Obviously, I feel more corona-safe only seeing our small families and NOT flying through several large airports, especially on the way back, as if I take a COVID test prior to flying home, it's basically useless regarding exposure there. With a 2+ day car trip, the only exposure will be getting gas, getting food, and at an Airbnb or motel for the night - much more minimal than airports and planes.)
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2020.09.20 19:14 rapthrowawaydamn The amazing fanfic for Bully 2

Friday afternoons were Jimmy’s favorites, he didn't have anything to do so he could just chill at home. He was in his bed, playing Future Street Racer while Pete was reading next to him, there was the sound of light raining outside, making the mood even better. Pete’s legs were intertwined with Jimmy’s under the covers, it was all too good. They would usually hang out with their friends, but Russell was out on a date with Troy, and most of his school mates were busy. This didn’t bother Jimmy in the slightest: he'd been looking to spend some quality time with Pete anyway.
He could feel the light sound of Pete’s breathing as he read, he loved having his boyfriend around, even if they were just doing different things. He died in the game so he took it to give his boyfriend a kiss, who smiled and started kissing back, adding some tongue to the kiss. Jimmy had found that Pete’s kisses were addictive, unlike anything else in the world. He was revived in the game and chose to go back to it, giving his boyfriend a kiss on the forehead. He felt Pete turn around his side, making himself a little spoon, pressing his ass against Jimmy. Jimmy paused to game to spank his boyfriend, making the other giggle, moving his ass a bit against Jimmy’s crotch. Jimmy licked his lips, grinding against him in an attempt to pleasure himself. Pete held back a moan as he felt Jimmy’s hard length and girth against him. Jimmy smirked at this and turned Pete on his back, getting on top of him and grinding down his hips so their hard members would rub against each other.
"Fuck." James groaned, rubbing against his boyfriend once again, feeling his hard member twitch at Pete’s innocent face looking at him in desire. His chest going up and down at an alarming speed as he stared at Jimmy. Pete grabbed the controller, giving it to Jimmy, a devilish smirk adorning his adorable face. "Keep playing, baby." He says as he hands Jimmy the controller, an innocent look in his face.
Jimmy took the controller with a frustrated look, he was hard as shit, but he could understand if Pete didn't want to do anything. He resumed the game, and then felt a warm hand snake down his abdomen, grabbing into the waistband of his sweatpants, pulling it down along with the boxers to reveal Jimmy’s dick standing up proud. Pete smirked at the sight, looking at his boyfriend's dick while licking his lips. "You were hiding all this from me?" He asked with a sultry voice, staring at how big his boyfriend's cock actually was, bigger than he'd ever imagined. He grabbed the appendage curiously, he could feel it throbbing under his touch, Jimmy was still playing, although biting his lip.
Pete gave his boyfriend a generous rub, with two fingers pinching the head and the rest of his fist working its way around it. Pete had seen Jimmy’s dick many times in his dreams, but it didn't compare to the reality, it looked so groomed and appetizing, so he put it in his mouth, trying out the taste. He instantly felt Jimmy shiver under him, letting out a small groan as he felt the wet orifice on his dick. He smiled at the sound, he wanted Jimmy to enjoy it. Pete looked at him with his dick still in his mouth and winked, swallowing it whole in one simple motion. He was thankful that he didn't have a gag reflex, or giving Jimmy a blowjob would be really painful for him. Jimmy’s eyes widened as he saw how good his boyfriend was at sucking dick, it was his first time getting head, and Pete seemed like he was enjoying it.
Pete kept playing the game as his boyfriend gave him neck, Peter was running his hand up and down the length as he licked the head, then swallowing it whole and twirling his tongue around the head. Jimmy grabbed the back of his head and made Pete swallow him deeper, the other moaned against Jimmy’s dick, making the other melt at the vibrations. Pete really had him twirled around his finger. Then, Jimmy’s eyes went to the back of his head as he felt Pete slurping on his dick, going up and down with his cheek tightening around Jimmy’s dick at an incredible speed. All Jimmy could do was groan and moan as his boyfriend pleasured him, grabbing at the sides of the bed. He saw white as he started cumming, his grip around Pete’s hair tightening. He felt guilty immediately, realizing that he had forced Pete to swallow his cum, then looking down to see Pete swallowing it with a smile, flicking his tongue out to show some more cum that had fallen there.
Pete was truly his only addiction.
He was feeling so weak, he didn't even want to move from his bed anymore. He saw Pete fet up from the bed and head towards the bathroom, bringing back a wet slice of toilet paper and cleaning Jimmy with it. Jimmy smiled sheepishly, kissing his boyfriend softly. "You were so good, baby." Jimmy said as he felt his bed shift as Pete join him again, Pete hugged him, resting his head on his boyfriend's chest. "You don't gag?" Pete smiled at him cockily, flicking his tongue out again. "Thanks, daddy Jimmy. Nah, I don't gag, and I also don't spit."
Jimmy felt his dick get hard again, this man had really been a blessing. He kept playing the game as Pete was going through his phone, laughing sometimes, other times just staying quiet. At some point, he fell asleep, Jimmy hadn't even noticed it until he heard Pete snore. He smiled at the sight of his boyfriend sleeping, his phone between his hands, he grabbed Pete’s phone from him, noticing that his background picture was one of Jimmy bike-riding, looking at the camera with a smile. The picture had been taken by Gary. He felt his heart flutter, he put the phone to charge next to him, sighting as he looked back at his boyfriend, sleeping calmly on his bed with a hand under his head.
He placed a kiss on Pete’s head before turning off the arcade racing game and grabbing his computer, logging into FaceBook and see if anything new happened. The first thing he saw was a mugshot of Lola, who was arrested by the police after being caught sucking Pedro’s penis in his room by his mom. He then saw a link leading to a video of a furious threesome between Algernon, Melvin and Fatty. Algernon was seen masturbating to the sight of Melvin eating pepperoni pieces of out Fatty’s asscrack. Soon, he stumbled across a very detailed post from Beatrice, gleefully describing in large detail how she would love to make god love to the history teacher. Jimmy chuckled. Then he received a message. He opened his inbox and found a video of his two stepbrothers pounding his mother from the back while his stepfather was watching as he was being fellated by Jimmy’s underage stepsister. Jimmy was so aroused and immediately pulled out his dick to masturbate. But he quickly changed his mind and decided Pete would not be happy.
The next thing he saw made his eyebrow arch, it was Dr. Crabblesnitch. He hadn't heard much from Crabblesnitch since he moved to Chicago, and he was glad, he wouldn't know how to act if he was still around. The post consisted of a black screen and the text: i miss you so much. Then, to Jimmy’s surprise, the next part was a picture of Crabblesnitch on his football clothes during a game, a smiling Pete giving him a kiss on the cheek, Jimmy wanted to punch his screen, Crabblesnitch had no business posting his boyfriend like that. He hated that he didn't have to balls to cuff Pete sooner, and his boyfriend had to date that old doofus.
The next video was one of Pete dancing in what seemed to be Crabblesnitch’s room, shaking his butt to the music. Jimmy hated seeing it, seeing what Pete had been doing while they were mad at each other, he wished he'd come into Pete’s life earlier. Jimmy turned off his phone, he wanted to beat Crabblesnitch’s ass so bad. He was no one to claim that he missed Peter when he'd left him to get beaten by some goons, it was not fair. Then, to make his day worse, the door to his room opened, revealing his father. His father and him had had an absolutely awful relationship. His father clenched his eyes to get a better look at the dark room, Jimmy gulped, hoping he didn't notice that Pete was there. "Who you got here with you?" He asked as he pointed at the clear bulge in the bed. "Is it a girl?"
Shit.
Pete grunted, sitting up at hearing noise, rubbing his eyes with the back of his hand, yawning loudly. Mr. Hopkins eyes opened in realization, his fists clenching at his sides as he saw the Pete waking up from besides his son. "What is he doing here, James?" His father yelled, clearly mad at seeing the other boy in his son's bed. A vein was popping in his bald head. "He came over to play with me, dad." James explained, a frustrated tone on his voice. "He fell asleep, that's all." His father grunted, "I don't believe that shit, James." "Gary has come here millions of times and fell asleep plenty more." James said, trying to keep his cool, but it was really hard to when his father was being an asshole. "You didn't care then, why do you care now?"
"Because Gary is not a fag." His father explained, a frown on his wrinkled face. "I already had enough having Earnest here for 20 years acting straight just to succumb to some dirty homo from California. I won't allow more of this homosexual behavior in my house, you shouldn't be hanging out with people like him." "Why?" Pete finally spoke up, his voice quivering for a second. His glare was fiery for such a small dude. "You would rather Jimmy hang out with alcoholics, drug dealers, gang members, and fake people than with a guy that just happens to like other guys?" Mr. Hopkins was left without words, but just nodded, his eyebrows furrowed. "It's not ok to be gay, and I don't want your gay ass teaching my son that liking dick is ok. Just go somewhere else and don't talk to James again, go hop on someone's elses dick."
"Pete is my friend!" James yelled, unable to keep his cool anymore. "I know you’ve been in such a shit mood ever since you tried to reconcile with mom only to walk in on her being taken to pound town by my entire stepfamily! Boo-hoo, I won't join you in your pity party. I love Pete and he is staying, you can't make me cut off all the gay people in my life. I can't just give my friends the cold shoulder because of your primitive views, I'm sorry." Jimmy’s father grunted before walking out of the room, James looked besides him to see a crying Pete, he hugged his boyfriend close, kissing the boy on top of the head, his heart beating incredibly fast. His father had no business yelling at Pete like that, he hadn't done anything. He hated when people hurt Pete, the guy was a cinnamon roll, he didn't deserve to be yelled at or hit, and he didn't care if it was his father.
He heard the door open again, he winched, hoping it wasn't his father again, it was Zoe, she gave him a pitied glare before sitting on the bed, giving Jordan a reassuring look before rubbing her hand against Pete back. She took a deep breath before speaking, her voice breaking a bit. "I have been having sex with Jimmy’s father for the past 6 months, there is no reason why Jimmy shouldn’t get some action from the side whether it’s from a girl or a boy. James looked at Zoe in surprise, he thought that she would never forgive him. He stared at her as she had tears in her eyes, this was probably a big moment for her. He was getting emotional,too.
"When I look at you Pete, I just want you to anally penetrate me so deep my breath will smell like your smegma. It will fill me with energy and positive vibes." She speaks calmly, Pete had stopped crying and was listening to her, his thigh brushing against Jimmy’s, seeking for comfort in his boyfriend's touch. "You are the best friend that Jimmy has ever had; you don't seek out to him to smoke or drink, you cook for him, you make him nice clothes, you check on him when he's sick, I've even seen you cheer for Jimmy at games like you were watching professional basketball player. Oh and to you, Jimmy. No i will not stop sucking you’re father’s cock, but I will allow you to have relations with whomever you want. It’s only fair."
Zoe turned to Pete and kissed him, and he kissed her back, spanking her butt in the process. James was marvelled at the sight, he'd never thought Zoe would be okay with that, and here she was, making Pete feel better and making out with him. "Thank you so much, Zoe." Pete said honestly as he started fondling her breasts. "I appreciate it." "Call me Zozo." She smiled at him, jerking him off under his pants. "By the way, the other day I tasted some of the lunch you packed for Jimmy. It was delicious, you wanna help me out in the kitchen?" Pete smiled brightly, his heart doing back flips. She grabbed Pete’s hand and walked to the kitchen with him, Jimmy couldn't help the goofy smile that spread across his face.
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2020.09.19 17:19 DegenerateTrash_ [WTS] M81 Slingster, Troy BCG, SI Charging Handle, PSA Polishes Trigger, Ambi Safety (CA)

Selling these items as they are spares and I’m no longer in need of this stuff. I’m looking to sell this as a bundle. The following are value of the items i would sell individually at a later date
New M81 Slingster -$90
New in packaging
Troy BCG -$90
This was from a 300blk rifle but obviously will work for 556/223. Pictures of gas rings in the image link. Only about 500rounds on it.
Strike Industries Latch-less Charging Handle - $35
200 rounds on it
PSA Enhanced Polished Trigger - $30
Never fired. Installed then uninstalled
Ambi Safety - $20
No name safety. Installed then uninstalled. Never fired.
https://imgur.com/a/gLsxpBW
PayPal or Venmo. No Notes. If using G&S add 3% to cover PP fees.
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2020.09.19 03:33 DegenerateTrash_ [WTS] M81 Slingster, Troy BCG, SI Latchless CH, PSA Enhanced Polished Trigger, Ambi Safety (CA)

STOP AND READ FIRST

I am selling this as a bundle first. If it doesn’t move within a week I’ll decided to part it out possibly in smaller bundles. I will not respond to part out requests and dibs for individual items.
Selling these items as they are spares and I’m no longer in need of this stuff. I’m looking to sell this as a bundle. The following are value of the items i would sell individually at a later date

New M81 Slingster -$90

New in packaging

Troy BCG -$90

This was from a 300blk rifle but obviously will work for 556/223. Pictures of gas rings in the image link. Only about 500rounds on it.

Strike Industries Latch-less Charging Handle - $35

200 rounds on it

PSA Enhanced Polished Trigger - $30

Never fired. Installed then uninstalled

Ambi Safety - $20

No name safety. Installed then uninstalled. Never fired.

I’m looking to sell the entire bundle for $235

https://imgur.com/a/gLsxpBW
PayPal or Venmo. No Notes. If using G&S add 3% to cover PP fees.
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2020.09.19 00:10 jason_kandel If you could have B99 cross over with another sitcom, what would it be?

In my opinion, Community hands down. Community is my favorite sitcom of all time (B99 second) and I would love to see some of the interactions between these amazing characters. Dean Pelton definitely would hit on Terry and Holt, and Troy and Abed would have a best friend-off with Hitchcock and Scully or Jake and Charles. Jeff could potentially be the opposing lawyer in court who originally becomes Jake’s rival, who he later befriends and gets close with. The pop culture references, particularly Die Hard, from Abed and Jake would be legendary. I think Annie and Amy are very similar and would hit it off almost instantly, and I think they would help motivate each other to go for it more than just casual with Jeff for Annie (S5 Community) and Jake for Amy (S2 B99). I think Shirley and Britta would meet Rosa through some feminist thing, where Charles tries countless times to impress and ask out Britta where he is rejected. Another thing I would like to see is Shirley and Gina talking about all of their gossip in the study group and the precinct. I think to top things off, Jeff helps Jake and Amy go on a nice date by using his connections to get them a reservation at a great restaurant where he says he hopes it works out for them. I also think the racist remarks Pierce would say to Terry and Holt (especially Holt) would be comedic gold. I would love to see another potential crossover after this is a B99-Community Paintball Halloween Heist crossover episode. I think this would make for great TV and even better comedy. What do you think?
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2020.09.18 15:04 rusticgorilla The NINE agencies Trump is using to corrupt the election

Over the past six months, Trump has been making increasingly false, absurd, and dangerous claims - from saying the “only way” he’ll lose in November is in a rigged election to claiming his opponents illegally “spied” on his campaign.
However, not only is he making these claims, the president and his cronies are corrupting the power of government to inflate his lies to the level of truth and oppress any evidence to the contrary. With the help of loyalists atop every federal agency, Trump has perverted the government to serve his own re-election desires.
This list is nowhere near comprehensive. There are many more examples that could be given, but I tried to keep it short enough that it is still readable.

ODNI and Intelligence Community

Limit disclosure of knowledge of Russian sabotage.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, led by Trump loyalist John Ratcliffe, canceled future in-person briefings on election security issues to the congressional intelligence committees. Instead, the ODNI will provide written briefings only.
The change came after a classified briefing in which top counterintelligence official Bill Evanina told House members that Russia is again trying to boost President Donald Trump’s reelection and denigrate his opponent, Joe Biden. Trump was enraged after details of the briefing leaked to the public, revealing that his own administration’s intelligence officers contradict his repeated assertions that Russia is not interfering on his behalf.
Reminder: Trump fired the previous DNI, Joseph Maguire, after learning that one of Maguire’s staff members gave a 2020 election security briefing to the House Intelligence Committee. In the briefing, Maguire aide Shelby Pierson alerted committee members that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign in an effort to tip the election in Trump’s favor. In firing Maguire, Trump sent a warning to the entire intelligence community: Trump’s opinion and electoral prospects must be prioritized over facts.

Department of Homeland Security

Twist intelligence to support campaign and personal motives.
Election interference
Former acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis Brian Murphy filed a whistleblower complaint alleging that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf interfered with intelligence assessments in order to benefit Trump politically.
In May 2020, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Murphy to “cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in the United States, and instead start reporting on interference activities by China and Iran.” Wolf told Murphy those instructions came directly from the White House.
In July 2020, DHS chief of staff John Gountanis intervened to stop publication of an intelligence bulletin warning about a Russian disinformation plot to “denigrate” the mental health of Joe Biden. On July 8, Murphy said, he met with Wolf, who told him that the intelligence notification should be “held” because it “made the President look bad.”
Trump not only attempts to hide intelligence that contradicts the false narrative he continues to push about China actively interfering to boost Biden, according to Murphy Trump’s officials directed him to prioritize intelligence on China and Iran.
It’s disturbing enough for a president and his allies to distort intelligence assessments for political gain, but Murphy’s account suggests something more nefarious—that intelligence authorities and positions of public trust might have been used to engineer the narrative from the outset.
Campaign agitprop
Murphy’s complaint also details that Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli ordered him to modify intelligence assessments to make the threat of white supremacy “appear less severe” and include information on violent “left-wing” groups and Antifa. The reason given was “to ensure they matched up with the public comments by President Trump on the subject of ANTIFA and ‘anarchist’ groups.”
Trump has spent months fear-mongering about imagined mobs of far-left activists coming to attack the suburbs. On Saturday, the Trump campaign sent out an “ANTIFA ALERT” text message to supporters, saying “they’ll attack your homes if Joe’s elected. Pres Trump needs you to become a Diamond Club Member.”

Customs and Border Patrol

Cause unrest in Democratic-cities to assist in fear campaign.
Border Patrol agents were among the federal forces sent to Portland to confront and arrest protestors over the summer.
Gil Kerlikowske, former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection under President Barack Obama, said BORTAC, the unit dispatched to the city, is chiefly trained to pursue fugitives and criminals. "They're clearly the wrong group to be doing this.”
The violence they provoked was featured in Trump’s campaign ads and RNC nomination acceptance speech.
“Trump has ratcheted up political ties to border patrol to another level,” Todd Miller, the author of Empire of Borders, said. “He based his whole 2016 campaign around this, and it is now at the core of his 2020 re-election bid. These are his people.”
Most recently, the Border Patrol produced and published a dramatized video showing a Spanish-speaking attacker stabbing and killing a man in a dark alley after escaping from U.S. agents - “a clip apparently created to dramatize President Trump’s depiction of migrants as fearsome criminals.”

Justice Department

Weaponize the law to harm opponents and save himself.
Investigate Trump’s rivals
Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr are reportedly pressuring U.S. Attorney John Durham and his team to release the results of their probe before the November election. Durham was appointed by Barr to investigate the origins of the Mueller investigation and the FBI’s Russia probe. Last week, a highly respected and experienced prosecutor, Nora R. Dannehy, resigned as a senior aide to Durham due to concern over this improper political pressure.
Trump has publicly expressed impatience with the Durham investigation, saying there should be more prosecutions and disclosures of information that would damage his political rivals. Last month, Barr indicated the DOJ would not respect an informal policy against taking investigative steps 60 days before Election Day.
In a speech on Wednesday, Barr essentially rebuked the Mueller investigation and the cases it spawned: “Smart, ambitious lawyers have sought to amass glory by prosecuting prominent public figures since the Roman Republic. It is utterly unsurprising that prosecutors continue to do so today to the extent the Justice Department’s leaders will permit it. As long as I am Attorney General, we will not.”
Assist Trump’s allies
Attorney General Barr has explicitly interfered in at least two criminal cases against Trump’s allies, helping the president promote the narrative that the Obama administration (in which Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden served) acted inappropriately. In February, Barr overruled career federal prosecutors in order to recommend the former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone receive a lesser prison sentence. The entire team of prosecutors resigned from the criminal case due to the Justice Department’s interference. Trump ultimately commuted Stone’s 40-month sentence, much less than the original recommendation of seven to nine years in prison.
Then, in May, the Justice Department filed a request to drop the criminal case against Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, despite the fact that Flynn twice - before two separate judges - admitted to lying to the FBI. In response, nearly 2,000 former DOJ employees called for Barr’s resignation, saying he had “assaulted the rule of law.”
Politically-motivated actions
Barr reportedly told prosecutors to explore aggressive charges against people arrested at recent demonstrations across the US, even suggesting bringing a rarely used sedition charge, reserved for those who have plotted a threat that posed imminent danger to government authority.
The AG asked prosecutors in the Justice Department’s civil rights division to explore whether they could bring criminal charges against Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle for not acting immediately to disrupt the police-free zone created by protestors over the summer. According to the Associated Press, charges were also explored against city officials in Portland, Oregon, for the continued protests in the area.
The Justice Department is targeting Democratic governors for coronavirus outbreaks in state-owned nursing homes. The four governors - PA’s Tom Wolf, MI’s Whitmer, NJ’s Murphy, and NY’s Cuomo - are frequent targets of Trump for not lifting pandemic restrictions as fast as he’d like. Republican-run states have very similar rules about nursing home admissions yet are not under DOJ investigation.
Just yesterday, Barr publicly bashed states that still have restrictions in place, saying that “stay at home orders” are “like house arrest.” Incredibly, Barr added: “Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history."
  • More: In April, Barr issued a memorandum directing the nation’s U.S. attorneys to be on the lookout for public health rules that might, among other things, constitute “undue interference with the national economy.”

CDC and FDA

Rush coronavirus treatments to save his election chances.
At the end of March, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for coronavirus COVID-19 treatment after weeks of pressure from Trump. For instance, eight days before the EUA, Trump tweeted that hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin could be "one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine" and should "be put in use immediately."
Ultimately, the FDA revoked its EUA in June after more evidence revealed hydroxychloroquine can cause “serious cardiac adverse events.”
Experts say the FDA again caved to political pressure when it approved an expanded use of convalescent plasma to treat covid patients, the night before the Republican National Convention. Despite concerns over plasma’s effectiveness, Trump called Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the N.I.H., to tell him: “Get it done by Friday.” When it wasn’t, Trump took to Twitter to accuse those at the FDA of being part of the “deep state” withholding an approval “to delay the answer until after November 3.” The next day, the FDA announced its approval.
Finally, and most obviously, Trump has pressured the FDA to approve of a coronavirus vaccine before the November election. Experts across the board have said there is no way our government and existing infrastructure will be ready to distribute, administer, and track doses by November.
Trump, Sept. 2: "[It's] going to be done in a very short period of time -- could even have it during the month of October… We’re going to have a vaccine very soon, maybe even before a very special date. You know what date I’m talking about” (clip 1 and clip 2.
Just yesterday, Trump contradicted CDC chief Robert Redfield’s timetable for the vaccine, saying the doctor was “confused” in his congressional testimony.
"If you're asking me when is it going to be generally available to the American public, so we can begin to take advantage of vaccine to get back to our regular life, I think we're probably looking at third, late second quarter, third quarter 2021," Redfield told a Senate appropriations subcommittee.
"I think he made a mistake when he said that. It's just incorrect information," Trump said about Redfield's vaccine timeline. Following Trump’s repudiation, a CDC spokesman walked back Redfield’s statements to be in line with the president’s. "He was not referring to the time period when Covid-19 vaccine doses would be made available to all Americans," the spokesman said.

Department of Health and Human Services

Convince the public that the pandemic is gone.
DHS is bidding out a more than $250 million contract to a communications firm as it seeks to “defeat despair and inspire hope” about the coronavirus pandemic. Among the goals of the contract: “sharing best practices for businesses to operate in the new normal and instill confidence to return to work and restart the economy.” In other words: exactly what Trump has tried to project onto the nation despite his failure to effectively contain the spread of the coronavirus.
As the House Oversight Committee has expressed, “rather than focus on planning and executing a national strategy to contain the coronavirus, the Trump Administration is using a quarter of a billion dollars in taxpayer money to fund what appears to be a political propaganda campaign just two months before a presidential election.”
Remember, the pandemic crisis still gripping America is Trump’s own creation. Olivia Troye, Pence’s top aide on the White House coronavirus task force, went public yesterday with her firsthand experiences. She relays that throughout the pandemic, Trump was consumed by himself and his prospects in November. “For him, it was all about the election,” Troye said.
Instead of trying to help Americans and slow the spread, Trump is spending 250 million taxpayer dollars to try to convince us not to believe our own eyes and ears.

US Postal Service

Discredit vote-by-mail and suppress the vote.
President Trump on Thursday continued his months long campaign against mail-in voting this November by tweeting that “MAYHEM” will occur in states that send ballots to all registered voters. In another tweet, Trump falsely asserted that “the Nov 3rd Election result may NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED” due to nine states running universal mail-in voting.
By casting doubt on mail ballots and the election results, Trump is trying to accomplish two things: (1) persuade voters not to participate in the election, and (2) claim victory prematurely, or even after a decisive loss.
To this end, Postmaster DeJoy - a big donor to Trump’s campaign - has sent confusing misinformation to voters in these states that automatically send registered voters ballots by mail.
DeJoy has also implemented changes at USPS that significantly slowed the delivery of mail, making it harder for people to vote by mail with confidence and, likely, scaring some people away from voting at all in the middle of the pandemic. Trump is betting on these changes having a bigger impact on Democrats than Republicans, especially considering the fact that he has spent nearly the entire year downplaying the threat of the coronavirus to his base.
  • Note: Barr is also cranking out false public statements to discredit vote-by-mail, whether it’s falsely claiming it’s vulnerable to a massive foreign-engineered conspiracy or blatantly misrepresenting actual domestic cases of fraud.

National Park Service

Assist in taxpayer funded staging of campaign events.
Yes, even the National Park Service has been corrupted by Trump, via former oil industry lobbyist and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. Most recently, the NPS produced what appears to be a campaign ad, with no other purpose than promoting Trump. In fact, the words “PRESIDENT TRUMP” in all caps are the first words to appear on screen. The video likely breaks the law:
The federal Anti-Deficiency Act prohibits the use of federal funds for purposes other than those Congress has authorized… if Congress has not authorized the Interior Department to use our money to create campaign ads (and it hasn’t), then the Interior Department cannot legally create campaign ads. In addition to this general prohibition against using funds for unauthorized purposes, there is an express prohibition against propaganda.
Additionally the NPS allowed Trump to take over Mount Rushmore National Memorial for an air and fireworks show ostensibly to celebrate Independence day. In reality, Trump used the event to rail against Democrats, promote his statute-protecting executive order, and warn of a "left-wing cultural revolution." Put differently, it was a campaign event in the middle of a national park.
In June, U.S. Park Police (officers of the NPS) took part in forcibly removing peaceful protestors with tear gas and rubber bullets from the area in and around Lafayette Park, a national historic landmark and public place, for the president's photo-op with a bible. And in 2019, the Park Service used $2.5 million in fees paid by national park visitors to fund President Trump's "Salute to America" celebration in the National Mall.
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2020.09.18 13:00 JescoWhiteLightning XPWEW Friday Night Pyro (9-18-2020) results "Everybody Loves Janice"

Show: XPWEW Friday Night Pyro

Date: September 18th, 2020

Episode: 444

Channel: VICE TV @ 10PM EST

*Show Intro Theme Sequence*

Opening Segment < In ring: Death Machine Joe Gacy is standing in the dark with nothing but a spotlight on him and closely behind him you can make out that is his tag team partner Death Machine Audrey Carbine standing behind him with a mean stoic look on her face.

Gacy: "Leonard McGraw. You and I came to this company at the same time, on the same day. Since then, I watched you climb the ladder of success. 1776. Dragon Kid. to having two Lockdown victories over Garrett Thompson and Jacques Dudley. While I wasn't awarded those same opportunities.
Where do you get off? Unlimited opportunity. Where do you get off? Cutting me in the line, Well Leonard this world has always operated on a Food Chain ecosystem, And for far too long the chain in XPWEW ran through one man, and love it or hate it that man is now the Mid Card champion... (referencing Jake Awesome being the current International Champion)
and albeit Leonard, I don't like you. I actually hate you. But you aren't a phony like Golden Bryce and you aren't a tyrant like Jake Awesome.
You remind me of me..but we couldn't be any more different. You tap and I don't
- Gacy and Carbine go on to showcase multiple weapons for the Thumb Tack Match This Sunday at Anarchy Rules pay-per-view
Including:
- Thumb Tack 2x4 (Janice as known in TNA with Abyss)
- Thumb Tack board with glue
- Steel Chair with thumb tacks glued to front and back
- Metal Garbage Can filled with thumbtacks

- Leonard McGraw enters

- El Demonio enters and extends his hand for McGraw, McGraw just nods but rejects the offer

1 on 1
M1: Joe Gacy def. El Demonio (After the match Masato Tanaka comes down to enact revenge from last week's onslaught but Death Machine Audrey Carbine jumps on his back and Gacy gets the better of Tanaka, until McGraw comes out and helps Tanaka. McGraw attempts to pedigree Gacy on the commentary table, but Carbine whacks Leonard with a singapore cane, Gacy then hoists McGraw and backdrops him and McGraw lands haphazardly onto the floor flat on his back, a rough bump for the world champ it also looked like his leg caught the desk chair of Kaitlyn Khaos at the commentary desk along with a scampering Nick Simmonds and it's a rough scene for Gacy, Carbine, Tanaka and The World Heavyweight Champ (Leonard McGraw)
- Gacy and Carbine trudge up the ramp and Gacy shoves a handful of tacks in his mouth (Covid era...bro wilin' for that one)

- Doxy Deity and Tito Santana enters

M2: Doxy Deity w/ Tito Santana def. Ashley Vox <

- Garrett Thompson is on commentary
- Champagne Clausen enters doing boxing stances and practice strikes, looking very cocky, confident and extremely sure of himself
((Of course a contest like this is very much in the favor of Garrett))

1 on 1
M3: Champagne Clausen def. Ethan Bedlam in what becomes quite a shoot match, when Champagne makes Bedlam submit in under a minute with a rear naked choke, Garrett jumps in when Champagne doesn't release the hold, to which Garrett hits Champagne with a stiff elbow, walks off, but Champagne with a bloody nose, grabs the mic "Is that all you got?"
- Garrett storms back down the ring and nails Champagne with another stiff elbow to the face and that one Champagne doesn't answer but instead just crawls over to ringside for a towel over his busted nose and lip.
Has Champagne bit off more than he can chew when him and Garrett Thompson lock up This Sunday for a SHOOT MATCH, that is going to be a spectacle

Backstage: All Man gets cleared by his doctor to compete, then when he gets clearance he challenges Jordan Oliver for the juniorweight title. Jake Awesome, Jordan Oliver, Myron Reed, Chrissy Rivera & Kotto Brazil walk in to the office, All Woman stands up and stands ajacent from Jake Awesome
Jake: Oh doc, calm down I don't mean no trouble but The Set accepts your challenge, Jordan has been the XPWEW Juniorweight Champion 404 days.
You see Jordan isn't a "transitional" champion.
I mean hell I've been XPWEW International Champion for 118 days
- All Woman "Well how about Myron and Kotto? Did you even have the belts a month?
- Myron: "What you just say to me?"
- Kotto "You said what!"
- All Man: Nothing matters, what I say, nothing matters what the contract says, I'm gonna take your title on Sunday
- Jordan: "You should take 2 weeks off from the business and retire, You should be lucky you can walk - The Set exits the room

- 3M Ultra & M3 Quintillo enters
- Siaka Lexoni and Ruckus enter with Chrissy River and Kotto Brazil
(We see Simon Gotch, Aiden English and Mandy Leon watching the match from a monitor backstage)

M4: Siaka Lexoni & Ruckus def. 3M3

On the ramp: XPWEW Tag Team Champions Golden Bryce & Alveno La Flare enter and say they are stronger than ever as a team. Rock solid in fact!
Bryce looks over at Alveno who is unsure of himself

Bryce looks at Alveno "They are doing what they are good at! Manipulation! They are trying to get into your head! Alveno listen to me, we are family. I will never forget family
Alveno: I know Bryce, I know
<<>>

- Kiera Hogan enters
- Tessa Blanchard enters

((before the contest can begin Lotus comes to the ramp and formally announces that she will cash in her Case Your Luck briefcase opportunity this Sunday at Anarchy Rules))
- Tessa gets in Lotus' face to which the match never begins but Tessa tries to exit from the locker room (Claiming she will not compete tonight on short notice of the challenge)
- Troy Clausen intervenes and warns Tessa that not competing will go against her win/loss record to which Tessa responds "I don't give a sh**"
Lotus now in the ring cuts a promo saying "Tessa has always been the center of attention her whole life and now look at her cutting a shine, acting like a privileged brat and this Sunday I'm gonna expose you for what everyone already knows you are. A brat.

<>

- Myron Reed enters with Jake Awesome
- Romeo Roselli enters

Main Event
1 on 1
M5: Romeo Roselli defeats Myron Reed in an instant classic <>

Show ends with Nick Simmonds and Kaitlyn Khaos running down the card for this Sunday. Thank you for watching
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2020.09.17 22:15 Drexlore Week 3 Match-up Preview Thread: Battle for the Palladium: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Troy Trojans

Middle Tennessee vs. Troy
When: Saturday, September, 19, 04:00 PM Eastern
Where: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium - Murfreesboro, TN
Watch: ESPN2
Odds: Troy by 3.5 pts.
Total Points: 64.5
All-Time Series - Battle for the Palladium: Middle Tennessee vs. Troy
Middle Tennessee and Troy have met 20 times since 10/09/1936.
These teams last met 2,854 days (~8 years) ago on 11/24/2012.
Series Wins: Middle Tennessee 12-0-8 Troy
Longest streak of continuous meetings: 10 (2003-2012).
Middle Tennessee has won the most recent meeting (2012) in this series.
Last 5 Meetings
Winner Date Location Middle Tennessee Troy Notes
Middle Tennessee 2012-11-24 Murfreesboro, TN 24 21
Troy 2011-09-24 Troy, AL 35 38
Troy 2010-10-05 Murfreesboro, TN 13 42
Troy 2009-10-06 Troy, AL 7 31
Troy 2008-08-28 Murfreesboro, TN 17 31
Through Week 2
Week Middle Tennessee 0-1(0-0) Result Troy 0-0(0-0) Result
1 Army 2-0(0-0) L 0-42 BYE N/A
2 BYE N/A BYE N/A
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2020.09.17 20:42 StevenStevens43 The birth of the Antiochus

The birth of the Antiochus
The Dardani:
Throughout the ages in this region, the word "Dan" has prevailed in seemingly many forms and abbreviations.
From the tribes of Dan in Israel, to the Denyans in Egypt, to the Tuatha de Dannan in Ireland, to the Danes in Denmark.
By the 4th Century BC, the Dardani were the strongest group in europe fighting against the Messenaean Greek expansion.
(Regards to the photo beneath.. When one see's a place name that contains two LL's, such as "Illyria", then one might suspect it has some pertinence with the Welsh language).
Dardani
The Dardani were a Paleo-Balkan tribe which lived in a region which was named Dardania) after their settlement there.[1][2]
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Dardania
Celtic invasion:
You see, in this area, there was an "ongoing" power struggle going on between peoples with allegiances to the more Northern territories such as Scandinavia, and North western territories such as Albion/Britain, and those with allegiances more to traditional europeans and Anatolians, such as Greeks.
By the 4th century BC, the power struggle in this region was on scales, going back and forth like a yoyo, and in the 4th Century BC the Celts came down hard, and established a very powerful base, named Dardania.
Dardania
The Kingdom of Dardania was attested since the 4th century BC in ancient sources reporting the wars the Dardanians waged against Macedon. After the Celtic invasion of the Balkans weakened the state of the Macedonians and Paeonians, the political and military role of the Dardanians began to grow in the region
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Illyria
Albania:
Now, Dardani is pretty much synonymous with Albania.
Names
The names Dardania appears to be connected to Albanian dardhë.[13] In 1854, Johann Georg von Hahn was the first to propose that the names Dardanoi and Dardania) were related to the Albanian word dardhë ("pear, pear-tree"),
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The Alba Albanian flag
Greko-Roman:
In fact, the contemporary understanding that Greko-Romans, unlike indigenous Greeks, or Indigenous Italians, are in fact the descendants of multi-culturistic Greek diversity, would mean they are also partially the descendants of peoples from the Balkans, that probably originate from more Baltic lands than Balkan, had to be explained away by the early Roman emperors that were now trying to justify wars against the Dardani.
And they admitted (in not so many words), that they are partially descended from Dardani peoples, but that the Dardani are unevolved partial ancestors, and they do not have the same levels of sophistication as the Greeks, that Greco-Romans are also descended from, thus, they are barbarians.
ancient sources
The rulers of some of the great powers of antiquity, such as Epirus), Macedonia) and Rome, claimed a Trojan ancestry linking themselves to Dardanus), who according to the tradition was the founder of the Trojan ruling house. But if Dardanus and the tribes over which he ruled were descended from the Balkan people, who were considered "barbarians" by the Romans, it would have been an embarrassment. Thus, by Roman times the connection was explained by a movement that occurred in the opposite direction proposing that Dardanus caused the settling of the Dardani west of the Thracians, accepting the version that the Dardani were a people related to the Trojans, but that they had degenerated to a state of "barbarism" in their new settlement).[19]
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Beheaded barbarian
Alexander the Great:
The Dardani would expand their power, conquering the whole of Macedonia, and would almost be united with the Persian Achaemenid empire, when Alexander the Great would come along and reclaim Macedonia.
4th century BC
In 334 BC, under the leadership of Cleitus, the son of Bardylis, the Dardani, in alliance with other Illyrian tribes attacked Macedonia held by Alexander the Great. The Dardani managed to capture some cities but were eventually defeated by Alexander's forces.[21]
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Alexander the Great
Hellenstic empire:
Of course, under Alexanders reign, Macedonia would be at the centre of the worlds biggest empire, and the Achaemenid empire would become collapsed.
Alexander the Great
Alexander endeavoured to reach the "ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea" and invaded India in 326 BC, winning an important victory over the Pauravas at the Battle of the Hydaspes. He eventually turned back at the demand of his homesick troops, dying in Babylon in 323 BC, the city that he planned to establish as his capital, without executing a series of planned campaigns that would have begun with an invasion of Arabia. In the years following his death, a series of civil wars tore his empire apart, resulting in the establishment of several states ruled by the Diadochi, Alexander's surviving generals and heirs.
Pharoah:
Of course, his place in history would be cemented when he removed the Persians from the Egyptian throne, and became crowned Pharoah, in 332 BC, thus founding the foundations for the Ptolemic empire.
Egypt
Alexander advanced on Egypt in later 332 BC, where he was regarded as a liberator.[80] He was pronounced son of the deity Amun at the Oracle of Siwa Oasis in the Libyan desert.[81] Henceforth, Alexander often referred to Zeus-Ammon as his true father, and after his death, currency depicted him adorned with the Horns of Ammon as a symbol of his divinity.[82] During his stay in Egypt, he founded Alexandria-by-Egypt, which would become the prosperous capital of the Ptolemaic Kingdom after his death.[83]
Roman alliances:
From the get go, the Ptolomists were keen to form alliances with their sophisticated cousins, the Romans.
Foreign affairs)
He had much less success in his attempts to negotiate a peace between the Macedonia and the Roman Republic in the First Macedonian War (215-205 BC).[24] Ptolemy made large financial contributions to a number of Greek cities in order to gain their favour. He was responsible for the city walls at Gortyn in Crete[25] Ptolemy was honoured for his benefactions with monuments and cults in his honour at various cities, including Rhodes and Oropus[26][27]
In the west, Ptolemy maintained friendly neutrality with the Roman Republic and Carthage, which were fighting against one another in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC). He received a friendly embassy from the Romans in 210 BC, requesting a gift of grain to help feed the starving populus. It is unknown how Ptolemy responded to this request.[28]
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Ptolomy IV
Assassination of Alexander IV:
However, the war was far from over, and Alexander the Greats 14 year old son would be assassinated before he could rule Egypt, passing the Pharoahship to the Roman-Greco Ptolomy's.
Death of Alexander IV
However, Green thinks that Heracles was killed after Alexander IV's assassination.[8]
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Alexandros IV
Dardanian alliance:
The Dardanian elitists, in true aristocratic fashion, tried to get their foot on the throne another way, by offering to protect the Hellenstic empire against Celtic invasion, by forming allegiances.
Which of course, would result in concessions.
However Ptolomy quite wisely refused, and decided to fight the Celtic armies himself.
1st - 3rd century BC
Celts were present in Dardania in 279 BC.[25] The Dardanian king offered to help the Macedonians with 20,000 soldiers against the Celts, but this was refused by Macedonian king Ptolemy Keraunos.[26]
brennus:
Now, another king that was involved in this invasion beginning around 279 BC, was one of the Brennos brothers.
If you would like to know which one of the brothers it was, and what country he was king of, then simply go to the lobby after reading this article, and read the article "Belinus and Brennius and the sack of rome".
But, Belinas, king of Albany and Cambria, was reported to have committed suicide during this war.
It is likely he did so by jumping off the tower of Apollo.
To find out why it is likely that he jumped off the tower of apollo, simply see other articles in lobby.
Brennus
Another Brennus) was one of the leaders of the army of Gauls who attempted to invade and settle in the Greek mainland in 278 BC. After a looting spree and after managing to pass Thermopylae by encircling the Greek army and forcing it to retreat he made his way to the rich treasury at Delphi but he was defeated by the re-assembled Greek army. Brennus was heavily injured at the battle of Delphi and committed suicide there.
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Tower of Apollo
Belgae:
Now, it is very likely that one of the main armies of the Brennos, during their sack of Rome, and conquest of Macedonia, prior to attempting to conquer Athens, were the Belgae.
In fact, Brennius and Belinus where likely one of the Belgae themselves, as "Belgae" was just part of a wider branch of Gaelic speaking Gauls that spread from Britain, Ireland and throughout mainland europe.
The differences between Belgae, and other Gauls, would be simple dialectics, with one another still able to speak to eachother, even if in a totally different accent, or, with slightly different spellings and pronounications.
Beli and Belinus
The consensus among linguists is that the ethnic name Belgae comes from the Proto-Celtic root \belg-* or \bolg-* meaning "to swell (particularly with angebattle fury/etc.)", cognate with the Dutch adjective gebelgd "very angry" (weak perfect participle of the verb belgen "to become angry") and verbolgen "being angry" (strong perfect participle of obsolete verbelgen "to make angry"), as well as the Old English verb belgan, "to be angry" (from Proto-Germanic \balgiz), derived ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *\bhelgh-* ("to swell, bulge, billow"). Thus, a Proto-Celtic ethnic name \Bolgoi* could be interpreted as "the people who swell (particularly with angebattle fury)".[3]
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Belgia
Julius Caesar:
Now, a lot of confusion and damage was caused by the politics of Julius Caesar, who decided to draw lines between Gallic countries, and insist they are seperate peoples.
His historical understanding is not actually shared by today's contemporary scholar and historian, and was not even shared amongst his own Greco allies, that thought there was an extremely small difference between Gauls, and Germanics, and tribes from other gaelic speaking parts of Gaul.
Strabos obviously did not share Caesars political reasoning.
Origins of Belgae
.[8] Ancient sources such as Caesar are not always clear about the things used to define ethnicity today. While Caesar or his sources described the Belgae as distinctly different from the Gauls, Strabo stated that the differences between the Celts (Gauls) and Belgae, in countenance, language, politics, and way of life was a small one, unlike the difference between the Aquitanians and Celts.[9] The fact that the Belgae were living in Gaul means that in one sense they were Gauls. This may be Caesar's meaning when he says "The Belgae have the same method of attacking a fortress as the rest of the Gauls".[10]
Belgae in Britain:
Now, most of the most southern regions of Albion/Briton, were inhabited by Belgae.
The Belgae are even said to be the same peoples as the Irish Fir-Bolg.
Which is hardly surprising, as they spoke the same language as Irish people.
The name belgium, comes from the Belgae.
Belgae
Some peoples in Britain were also called Belgae and O'Rahilly equated them with the Fir Bolg in Ireland. The Belgae gave their name to the Roman province of Gallia Belgica and, much later, to the modern country of Belgium; today "Belgae" is also Latin for "Belgians".
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British Belgae
The birth of the Antiochus:
Now, Ptolomy was doing very well in Egypt, until the rise of Antiochus III's selecud empire invaded and conquered Alexander the greats old lands, including macedonia, and re-established the Iranian/Aryan persian titles.
It is likely that the attacks from Belinus & the Belgae had a "huge" role to play in this success.
Antiochus III
Antiochus III the Great /ænˈtaɪəkəs/ (Greek: Ἀντίoχoς Μέγας; c. 241 – 3 July 187 BC, ruled April/June 222 – 3 July 187 BC)[1] was a Macedonian Hellenistic king and the 6th ruler of the Seleucid Empire.[2][3][4] He ruled over the region of Syria and large parts of the rest of western Asia towards the end of the 3rd century BC. Rising to the throne at the age of eighteen in 222 BC, his early campaigns against the Ptolemaic Kingdom were unsuccessful, but in the following years Antiochus gained several military victories and substantially expanded the empire's territory. His traditional designation, the Great, reflects an epithet he assumed. He also assumed the title Basileus Megas (Greek for "Great King"), the traditional title of the Persian kings. A militarily active ruler, Antiochus restored much of the territory of the Seleucid Empire,
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Antiochus III
Anti-Roman freedom fighter:
Now, Antichus III "is not" Greek in the slightest.
He is a blond haired blue eyed boy.
He has conquered Greece from the Greco-Romans.
So, in that sense, yes, he is Greek.
But he announces himself to the world as a freedom fighter fighting against the growing Roman empire.
His invasion of Greece is of course, a huge blow to the Greco-Roman Hellenstic world.
Antiochus III
Declaring himself the "champion of Greek freedom against Roman domination", Antiochus III waged a four-year war against the Roman Republic beginning in mainland Greece in the autumn of 192 BC[5][6]
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Seleucid expansion
Roman alliance:
Now, just as Antiochus was about to walk in to Egypt and hand Ptolomy his p45, the Romans decided to ally themselves with Ptolomy after-all, and they came to the rescue.
War against Rome and death
In 192 BC Antiochus invaded Greece with a 10,000-man army, and was elected the commander in chief of the Aetolian League.[19] In 191 BC, however, the Romans under Manius Acilius Glabrio) routed him at Thermopylae), forcing him to withdraw to Asia Minor. The Romans followed up their success by invading Anatolia, and the decisive victory of Scipio Asiaticus at Magnesia ad Sipylum (190 BC), following the defeat of Hannibal at sea off Side, delivered Asia Minor into their hands.[13]
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Alban hills
Alban hills:
Now, the early Octavians, from house of Octavius, which was the house Julius Caesar was from, sided with Ptolomy, despite the fact that they themselves are partially descended from Gauls from the Alban hills dating back to Alba longa.
Instead of admit this, they choose to insist that Alba longa is a myth and legend, and instead their real ancestors are the Gods.
Octavia Gens origin
The Octavii originally came from the Volscian town of Velitrae, in the Alban Hills. The historian Suetonius writes,
Towards the end of the Republic, it became fashionable for noble families to trace their origin to the gods and heroes of olden time,
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Gaius Octavius
Antiochus:
Now, Ptolomy V is actually related to Antiochus III, through Antiochuses patriarch grandfather, Antiochus, who was the brother of the Ptolomy patriarch, ptolomy.
Antiochus)
Antiochus (Greek: Ἀντίοχος; fl. 4th century BC) was a Macedonian) man who lived during the time of Philip II of Macedon (ruled 359-336 BC). He originally came from Orestis), Macedonia.
Antiochus served as an officer under Philip II, and gained distinction as a military general. Antiochus was from an upper noble family. His father was probably called Seleucus, his brother was called Ptolemy)
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Julius Caesar
Beli mawr:
Therefore, when Beli mawr claims to be related to the mother of Jesus, it is actually not impossible that a person with an Anti-Roman agenda, could in fact be a Belgian.
As the Antiochuses are a North western branch of a family which inter-bred with Messenaeans and fathered some of the most well known emperors of our time, including Egyptian emperors, and Roman emperors, who they later grew to despise.
Beli mawr
Beli Mawr ("Beli the Great") was an ancestor figure in Middle Welsh literature and genealogies. He is the father of Cassivellaunus, Arianrhod, Lludd Llaw Eraint, Llefelys, and Afallach. In certain medieval genealogies he is listed as the son or husband of Anna, cousin of Mary, mother of Jesus.
Cleopatra 1:
And Cleopatra I was likely a Belgae also.
And she was the daughter of Antiochus III that married Ptolomy V after her fathers death.
Cleopatra I
Cleopatra I Syra (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Σύρα; c. 204 – 176 BC) was a princess of the Seleucid Empire, Queen of Ptolemaic Egypt by marriage to Ptolemy V of Egypt, and regent of Egypt during the minority of their son, Ptolemy VI, from her husband’s death in 180 BC until her own death in 176 BC.
And she was the daughter of Antiochus III that married Ptolomy V after her fathers death.
Life
Cleopatra I was the daughter of Antiochus III the Great, King of the Seleucid Empire, and Queen Laodice III.

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2020.09.17 02:58 Quiet_Championship_7 I Just Need Support.

Hello everyone, this account is a total throw away, but I've been dealing with so many complex emotions lately that I'm sure this subredit can relate to and in total honesty I really need some support. My family members are kinda sick of hearing about it (this isn't there fault at all, it's exhausting to constantly hear about someone's ex, so I understand) and so many strange things are happening that I'm trying to make sure I'm not overthinking or doing more/less than I need to.
To cut to the chase, I dated a narcissist for about a year and 8 months and it has been about 4 months since the break up. I (F18) was only 16 at the time I met my now ex (M20) and he had just broken up with his girlfriend at the time. I cannot express to you how naive I was, mostly due to the fact that I thought I knew everything and there was no way anyone could manipulate/use/devalue me. I had relatively low self confidence at the time and was generally a very quiet-keep to myself kind of person. When my ex and I first started getting together I had no understanding of the abuse he put his ex through or the abuse I was about to endure. It had been about 2 weeks since he dumped his ex, and because I was so stupid and young and understood so little of who he was or their relationship I jumped right in. As I'm sure you all know, the love bombing phase was unreal and I felt like I was in a teen movie- he wrote a song to ask me to prom, would take me on fun dates to art museums and literally used to compare me to Helen of Troy, how romantic right? I had no idea that all of those things were empty handed transnational interactions but I wish I had. Of course slowly over time, he began to criticize me, say that I was overly emotional, sensitive, and that I needed therapy. Of course I bought into this narrative being that I was 17 and I was in love with this person who was constructed in front of me. I felt bad about his ex girlfriend, so much so that after we broke up I met up with her and we talked for 5 hours about both of our experiences with my ex.
To summarize the conversation with her, he did some incredibly disgusting things to her right before we got together that I still don't know how to process. For example, a few days before they broke up she told me they had sex and he left hickies all over her body and then of course as he did to me, discarded her and weeks later held my hand in the same hall he once held hers, kissing me, while hickies still covered her body. There are so many things I can't even begin to get into, sometimes we would walk by parks and he would literally say things like "Sometimes I think I'm a pedophile" as a 'joke' and I WISH I had understood how truly disturbing those comments were among so so so many other red flags I ignored.
I gave my virginity, my time, my love and almost my whole soul to someone who used and threw me away. A week before me and my ex broke up, he looked me dead in the eyes (after sex mind you) and said "I hope our kids get your smile". A comment I still think about from time to time, appalled that a week after saying that he got coffee with another girl. They are now together, but I'm sure they met weeks if not months before we broke up.
As I stated earlier, it has now been 4 months since we broke up and I'm so proud of the healing I've done. I've moved to college, done as much research as I can about narcissism and am working towards forgiving my ex for my own peace. However, there's a few things that I'm still processing and regretting. About a month after I found out he was dating someone new, I wrote him a letter, it genuinely wasn't an angry letter and I think at the time I just felt so helpless and discarded that I needed to assert myself in some way. In the letter I included a necklace he gave me that I really never wanted to see again. I explained to him that I was no longer going to talk to him (we had said we would stay friends when we broke up and I no longer felt that way for obvious reasons) and honestly, told him all the things about myself that he never cared to learn, my favorite book, movie, color, and other things about me. I know deep down that if my ex is a true narcissist, this only built up his ego even more, but at the time it just felt so good to finally assert myself, especially since I was the one thrown away after I gave so much. This being said, months later I feel a tinge of regret for ever letting him know he hurt me or ever even contacting him at all even if it was to put the final nail in the coffin. I truly do plan on never ever talking to him again, but for some reason I feel so ashamed and embarrassed that I let this person have so much control over me and that I even expressed any hurt by sending the letter after they had already moved on weeks after we broke up. I was so devastated some days I couldn't even leave my bed, I just felt gutted so shocked that this was who the person I had loved for over a year truly was. My letter was thought out and it definitely wasn't impulsive, as I sat on the idea of sending it for over two weeks but I honestly just am not sure it was the right thing to do and maybe I should have just left without a word at all.
The other thing that has been weighing on me is that I moved to a college that's approximately 40 minutes away from my home town and I have now seen my ex's car two times in the month I have been here. He has a very specific tag and car that I just recognize so I'm sure it's him. Seeing his car the first time was paralyzing and ironically I was on a date, but I brushed it off as coincidence and pure luck, but the second time really brought up some strong anxiety in me. I have my ex blocked on everything possible and the letter I sent was the last form of communication we had. I just feel as though I'm being invaded, I know I don't own this town that I'm in but I've done everything possible to escape my ex and some how I still see his car? Obviously, I'm slightly concerned he might be trying to find me, even if it appears "indirect" but this is purely speculation. Please let me know your thoughts on both the letter and the car situation. A small part of me thinks I'm over thinking it, but I am genuinely terrified of seeing my ex and what I'm assuming would be him with his new girlfriend. Undoubtedly, it would really hurt despite what I know about narcissism.
I'm just dealing with so many things from this relationship and would really appreciate some thoughts/support. Any and all thoughts are appreciate, I apologize for how long this is, there's just so much to say. Thanks for reading :)
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