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Drilling with another unit.

2023.06.08 01:47 rowan11b Drilling with another unit.

Alright guys, high functioning retarded active duty guy here. I've been in the guard for a few years, but it's been a shit show with covid and all that, and I've spent most of my time being forgotten about on email chains and showing up anyways and being a pleasant surprise as another experienced NCO around.
I'm in the situation now, where I'm having to drive 3 hours to drill and they don't really amount to much. Tack on the fact that I'm 100% VA disabled and I have to pay for lodging up there and food and gas, and I net a loss every drill. I supply all of my own equipment and regularly spend my own money on supplies to teach classes for soldiers to fill in massive amounts of whitespace left empty schedules. I don't really care about the money TBH, I'm really just there for the boys. The national guard has given me some really cool opportunities to train and mentor soldiers, but things are getting stupid, like beatings will continue until morale improves stupid. The loss of money and the loss of time with my kids really isn't worth my time to go and try and help some kids who are so disenfranchised by getting it in the ass by the command that it doesn't matter. Unfortunately I don't think there is anything else I can do, I've done my best to manage toxic leaders and the needs of soldiers and I'm just getting burnt out as a result.
I have about a year left and there is a aviation unit near by, I like the idea at least of doing something in a aviation unit, do I just call their readiness NCO and start showing up? I have no OCIE or anything from my other unit after four years, so it's not like they've got anything in me. I've heard multiple rumors about a green to blue process, like infantry to security forces, whats the deal with that? I'm a staffy.
Thank you in advance to all the NCO's, Joe's, and officers who know more about this than me.
Edit: Sorry, I said toxic leaders, I guess I should really say ineffective leaders. Some are toxic, some don't care, some just suck. There's a number of leaders there that do give a shit though, not to do a disservice to them.
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2023.06.07 16:57 stupidsexycarver Richmond, VA 6/6 Review

Brown's Island
Richmond, VA

Up on the Roof
David Makalaster *Southbound Pachyderm tease
Highball With the Devil
Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
Pink Floyd's Animals
Buzzards of Green Hill *Tommy the Cat Monologue
David Makalaster II
Cosmic Highway (missing from setlist fm) *Wynona Tease
D's Diner

A first trip to Brown's island in Richmond, VA turned out to be the right choice as I was stuck deciding whether to make the trek to Rva or Bmore later in the month. I leaned towards Browns after liking the outdoor on the river festival venue vs a fancy and more expensive Bmore show. I wanted to experience the Frogs in their natural habitat, outdoors down by the river. Walked in to the tour newcomers Adrian Belews Remain in Light group thumping the shit out of Thela and knew I had made it inside at just the right time. The Talking Heads tribute band that is comprised of former members Turkuaz played the shit out of Remain in Light from front to back.
With this being the first show with Adrian Belew in attendance I was calling for an aggressive Thela opener with Adrian or at least a sit in during the Frogs. Flashbacks to Bonnaroo 2004, the Lone Rhino set....I was sure this would happen, very sure, how could it not? Those hopes were dashed as Adrian drove by the crowd on his way out after their set. Guess they gotta hit the road too but hopefully there will be some sit ins iminent while they begin their run of this tour. Claypool was full of banter and did give a shout out to Adrian at one point and did mention how we had all just witnessed the greatest thing ever and that is Adrian Belew and now we have to listen to his bullshit.
Admittingly Claypool was hung over after partying in Nashville the night before, name dropping Jack White and Billy Strings. He dedicated Highball to his hang over. Shiner wasn't invited to the party and stayed in his hotel room by himself. Despite his tiredness throughout the day Claypool ended up being one of the more energetic forces onstage throughout the whole night, very animated, lostsa dancing, pig mask and discoball helmet.
The band was locked in this night and played a flawless rendition of Animals. A train literally drove by for a few minutes during the beginning of the set but they did NOT bust out Locomotive Breath. The rest of the set was vintage Claypool, nothing played past Purple Onion (besides the Delerium suite) and setlist was light on the Mackeral. An old school set with Roof opener, Cosmic closer with a D's Encore. A perfect festival type show just non stop hits. Highlights were getting closure with both Makalasters and Evil Les coming out strong throughout the night. The set after Animals was really stellar, super nasty funk and of course the Whamola just took things to the next level. I think even the band thought they were done near the end but Les just kept coming back out until 5 minutes from curfew.
No bust outs but they jammed the shit out of each of those songs with extendeddddd periods of improv. There were even a few unique jams and grooves that came out of the improv that venutred into Bastard Jazz. There were several HEAVY Primus teases throughout the night, full on Tommy the Cat monolouge at one point, southbound and Wynona were also played. No Drums section with Mike D, a few times in was just Paulo was playing by himself keeping the grooves coming steady.
Mike D, nuff said. He killed his solos and sounded great all night. It was my first time experiencing the massive kick drum of Paulo Baldi in person and it was glorious, he was the real MVP holding down the funk and powering those drums non stop. Claypool's solos were by the dozen, he was going off whenever he got the chance and having a great time onstage. His new bass sounds great.
It was a great weather on a beautiful night at the waterfront. They might be sold out of the Frog pins there were not any at this show. Walking back to my car I passed by a rentention pond filled with croaking frogs.
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2023.06.07 05:36 Beneficial-Idea-8702 You can leave a thoughts and prayers (a like) on the mass shooting announcement in Citizen now……..

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2023.06.07 03:24 Content_Syrup8367 Sources: 5 shot near Altria Theater following graduation celebration

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2023.06.07 01:58 Ineedlawnwork Did the mass shooting near VCU happen in a gun free zone? Is Monroe Park a gun free zone?

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2023.06.07 00:37 Extreme_Web_4069 Sources: 5 shot near Altria Theater following graduation celebration

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2023.06.07 00:30 Extreme_Web_4069 Sources: 5 shot near Altria Theater following graduation celebration

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2023.06.07 00:27 mammothanonymous Sources: 5 shot near Altria Theater following graduation celebration

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2023.06.06 21:42 STEETED Adam Arritola to headline the BTV Yazz Fest tomorrow as part of his 55 date East Coast Tour! Starting tomorrow at 7:30pm at Main Street Landing!

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2023.06.06 07:53 PinkPengin [Thank You] Very, very behind

These are not in any particular order - some may have come a few weeks ago, some today.
But I do have good news: I did NOT work on cards at all this weekend, because I spent Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday all doing amazing fun things with my wife as we kicked off our celebration of Pride month. For those who don't know, we currently have two houses, in two different states, one where she mostly lives (in the U.S. Pacific Northwest) and one where I mostly live (in the U.S. Southwest, known as the Cactus Cathouse). We are gearing up to sell our northern outpost house and live together in the Cactus Cathouse, and this was sort of our "last hurrah" weekend before showings and whatnot really get started.
But now, I'm trying to get cardthings caught up so that I'm not trying to deal with them during the eventual relocation, starting with these thanks and hopefully progressing on to a request and an offer tomorrow as time permits.
Also, someone in this (long) list sent me a lovely, large rainbow snail vinyl sticker, but I couldn't tell whose mail it came from. (Maybe u/amyt13?) Anyway, whoever you are, I appreciate you immensely and I'm sorry for not organizing myself better.
Thanks to:
(First of all, thanks to the flair team, because yikes this is the worst and I'm very sorry!)
u/amabisca - This handmade purple card (my favorite color!) is amazing and was such an uplifting surprise. Thank you so, so much!
u/amyt13 (x2) - Thank you for the beautiful handmade collage card, the Oscar Wilde card, and all the extras! I hope you are able to find a good place to call home too - the one you were describing sounds like my kind of town, and I hope it works out. I'll cross my fingers for you!
u/AppleCritter723 - This cute botanical card/letter I an opening from you is dated in April. APRIL, friend. I am sorry. It is full of good news and cute stickers and I swear I will write actual mail and not just send weird envelopes of things to you and your "bigger little" soon. I hope your Memorial Day weekend travels weren't too bad, and that Gandalf the adventurer is letting you occasionally stay inside. You created a meow-monster!
u/awachob - Goose!! I can't believe I got to be the goose! Thank you so much for a fun offer. (And for the neat stickers!)
u/blue-wanderer-quartz - I am very late saying thanks for the Five of Pentacles cat tarot sticker reading, but it was incredibly appropriate to read about pooling resources as my wife and I re-combine households in part due to love but in large part due to, well, wanting to actually have disposable income! I think it's interesting that we both chose pentacles for each other! (And the cat postcard your reading is on is very cute, I don't want to forget that!)
u/bluedecemberart (x2) - I love the vintage VA hospital postcard from Maine... and we already chatted about the "not noticing the chores" thing but rereading the card as I went to post this made me sure again that we are somehow the same person. WEIRD, but COOL. And your New York skyline postcard is lovely, and now I want to watch A Crown of Candy!
u/championvilla - I adore this MarioKart card! My wife and I used to play a lot (right now, we have the game systems packed for house-showing). I hope that your husband is continuing to feel better (and that the cat finally decided to get off of him, lol!)
u/chiquita61 - The sloth mermaid dolphin thank-you card with penguin stickers is absolutely wonderful... and I am so happy you liked my "reject" sticker card in all its glory!
u/comingtogetyoubabs (x6) - This crystal ball card with Petit's ABSOLUTE WISDOM is just amazing, friend. (Also, did I get a little teary at "writer of hugs in card form" MAYBE). And the amazing goodies you included - the cat-yang patch, your beautiful handmade notepaper... there is no way I deserve the awesomeness that is you "buzzing" into my life. And then the second cat card and all the goodies, including the adorable bookmark...! And THEN I realized you had hand-drawn me three tarot cards that you wrote about, AND then I found your origami letter... I am in awe, friend. You are wonderful!
u/cswl (x10) - This is what I get for not keeping up with my thanks, I feel silly with how behind I am for you, my dear friend! (Both in thanking AND in writing back.) Thank you for the cute plant notecard (I do not do Informed Delivery because it will just make me sad, I think); the red fox postcard (did you go to Fogo, which is one of my favorite places ever??); the "sources of acid" postcard (I always feel better when I have time for myself too, and also always delay it too long); the absolutely delicious LouPaper charcuterie board postcard (I have both too many cards and somehow never the ones I really feel like I wish I had to send people); the postcard from The Lion King (yay garage sale days!); the Strange Planet vibrating cat postcard (so outnumbered, I have given up, they are in charge now); the two different New Yorker cartoon cards (you are 100% right - hard times are harder on the one holding down the fort in SO many ways, been there/done that, and also guilt trips suck and I'm sorry the person tried to send you on one); the cute bird saying hi card (the one-house thing was her idea first, and it will definitely be for the best, though I need to make sure I keep focusing on me too!); and especially thanks for "Content Lives Everywhere" collage you made - that is just wonderful. You are so great. I am sorry I'm such a bad postal pal but I'm trying to do better!
u/dazeyferry (x2) - My dear friend, this penguin with flowers card is AMAZING and I am so, so grateful that you thought of me when you saw it. And the little floral thank-you card addition was perfect as well. I love you and I am so glad we are friends! As far as bingeworthy shows - have you seen Ted Lasso? Schmigadoon? (Both on AppleTV.) Those are amazing. We also started watching Hello, Tomorrow, which is a bit sad sometimes but really good! I'll try to think of some more, too.
u/draconic_healing - I love this little tiny Polaroid-style postcard - it's adorable! Please pet the kitty for me - I couldn't tell if you wrote "Bear" or "Bean" but both are great names!
u/dwrfstr - This gold penguin card is amazing and adorable and I cannot believe your luck to find it thrifted! I picked up a set of hundreds of vintage postcards from an art reuse store that's near where we met up, and I ended up with, like, 16 of the same weird chapel at a church camp in South Dakota, so you definitely win...
u/fancayschmanzayyy - Your cat thank-you card was wonderful (as were the cool stickers!) And most of all, I very much appreciate you telling me about your act of kindness and I especially appreciate your caregiving nature. I cared for my mom for many years before she passed away and stories like the one you told will always be especially important to me. You make a difference and I am so grateful you exist!
u/Fancykiddens (x2) - I feel terribly, terribly guilty for how late I am thanking you for this amazing CARD-CEPTION package!! First, from the pengin section: the pengin family you drew me, how awesome are they?! You are so talented! I almost never keep envelopes but this one got immediately saved with my "penguin stash." Then there was your beautiful handmade Frida Kahlo card - exactly my vibe, I love it! The penguin goodie bag with the penguins and their fish snackles inside was adorable too. And then, moving to the "monsteroo" or cute monster section, I adored your Monsters Inc. letter and goodies as well! I especially liked hearing that, at the time you wrote it, you were feeling particularly well and accomplished, and I adored hearing how much carding has helped your outlook. SAME, FRIEND. So much so!!
u/feellikebeingajerk (x2) - Holly Hobbie card (the first, maybe?) has arrived! And yes, it brought back awesome memories. I didn't get a lot of "trendy" things growing up, as my parents and I didn't have a lot of money, but there was a discount department store near us, sort of an early version of a T.J. Maxx or Ross that was called Hills, and it would sometimes get slight misprints or seconds of things like bedding, which is, I am -positive-, how I came to be able to have Holly Hobbie. And I don't remember anything "wrong" with it, so, way to go, Mom of PinkPengin, for that find! LOL. Also, thanks for the cool Papyrus thank-you card from your random offer, and for the stickers!
u/fieldofcabins - This adorable bee thank-you postcard is so great (and the penguin as the stamp image, ahhh!) I am glad your dad is healing and please let him know I'm still thinking of him. (And of course I'm always thinking of you, too!)
u/GizmoDOS - Thanks for the solar system postcard, friend! I loved hearing from you. Life really has been hectic lately. I hope yours is moving in the direction of settling down. Mine is going to be rough briefly but then hopefully a lot smoother!
u/hermitcreature - I love this Studio Ghibli-themed card and all the great stickers and dragon facts from your book (and the amazing Zimbabwean owl stamp)! I hope you will like your card from me in exchange when it arrives - I just sent it this week, I am very sorry!
u/HexagonalRainbow - I loved your anime postcard but even more, I loved hearing about your concert!
u/isar-love (x2) - These cartoon owls with their hats and shoes on your card from March are AMAZING! (And the accompanying postcard with more behatted owls also made my day!) I agree with you very much that owl facial expressions are the thing that especially warms my heart to them. They seem so intelligent and curious and often kind (especially in illustrations) with their big eyes looking right at me! I have several little stuffed-animal friend owls, including two very special ones named Swoops (who is tan) and Fwoops (who is pink, though his name reference is from fuschia - he is a "Fuschia Swoops" - way better than a Pink Swoops, who I fear would have to be "Poops," LOL!) Thank you so much for your wonderful kindness and friendship and fun mail!
u/jaimekj - Thank you for the floral card, great stickers and most importantly your note and your friendship! I do like New Mexico (more than my part of the Southwest, honestly, but we had family reasons we picked where we did)! I'm crossing my fingers about an interest-rate drop. If I had my choice, I'd either like to find someone bigger in Washington, or move back to Pennsylvania, I think. There are ups and downs to both. And I will VERY much hate going back to snow, that's one thing I do love about where I am in the desert!
u/jvanct88 - I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have a letter from you with an update (and updated address), dear friend! In one way, I am VERY sorry for all the things you have been finding out, but in another way I am happy that you finally know the truth and I believe that knowing it will be very helpful in having closure and a good feeling as you move to a new chapter in your life. And I am VERY hopeful that your tattoo came out amazing! I am a big, big fan of tattoos and piercings. A funny story is that I got 2 new tattoos and several piercings when my wife and I were separated, including a nosering, which she always said she hated. (She didn't mind other tattoos and piercings generally.) When we got back together, she apologized for ever saying that, and said how good it looks on me. That was nice, but I very plainly also told her, "I wouldn't care even if you hate it, because I love it and I'm keeping it forever." LOL! Anyway, I love this dinosaur princess cactus card and I am very happy to hear from you and will write to you again soon!
u/KatDuq (x3) - My dear friend!! This butterfly card you made to thank me for MY card in honor of your new letter opener is beautiful (as are the included penguin stickers, which are beautiful, of course!) I also loved your separate letter talking about the things you make. I do journal, sometimes, but I suffer from the problem of all notebook and journal-havers... I hate to USE the beautiful books I have lest I "mess them up!" What really helped me get out of that mindset somewhat was actually the Happy Planner notebooks, because I felt like I could always remove pages and rearrange! And now I am getting into bookbinding and I feel like that helps too because I can more easily make things "modular" and not have the fear of ruining a whole gigantic book right off the bat. I know that's perfectionism talking and I am working on getting rid of that mindset altogether, but for now, baby steps. And HUGE congrats on what you've sold, you definitely have a customer in me if you get an online store set up! Finally, thank you for the lovely oracle reading, which (unsurprisingly) was just what I needed to hear now, tonight, as I write this! I specifically didn't look closely at it until now because I figured I'd see it when the time was right and... yup. I did. You are amazing and I appreciate you sharing your beautiful new deck with me. (And that logo stamp you got! SO worth it, it looks amazing!)
u/littlemermaidxx - Your Pride Is Everyday postcard is beautiful - thank you so much! I have Pride happy mail coming your way too.
u/maiiiu (x3) - WOW, you are way too kind to me!! What an adorable thank-you postcard, first of all. And I adored your wonderful handmade penguin collage thank-you card too, and loved hearing the good news about your summer trip plans. I hope it is a truly special time for you and your dear best friend! And then this custom penguin stationery... WOW. You are just amazing and I am very grateful! (Also, the way you attached your sticker gifts in your collage card was great, I might steal that method.)
u/melhen16 - Where did you find this amazing desert-post-office-style card? Did you make it? It's amazing! (And thank you for the beautiful stickers, too!)
u/mumbagoespainting (x3) - Your handmade hometown card is so beautiful, my friend! I loved hearing how you learned to say it. (I admit - I get that one wrong on the first try and have to correct myself every time, despite being from not terribly far south, where we heard it more than occasionally!) And your watercolor dragon is absolutely fabulous!! I loved hearing that we have very similar color tastes - purples, grays, teal! Seeing the dragon pick up those colors was perfect. Finally, your black-and-white abstract card with the glitter made me smile, though I was sad to read about why you had to miss the trip... I hope you are feeling better! And, of course, thank you again for all your stickers and other extras and most importantly for your kindness and friendship. I am beyond grateful for you!!
u/ninajyang - I like the crafty postcard from Pipsticks! And yeah... Hairspray... love the music, definitely not sure about some other things... sigh.
u/nirelleth - I absolutely adore this great penguin and fox postcard for our "wish" exchange! I hope you like yours when it arrives, too. (I just sent it last week, I am so sorry for the wait!) I think my favorite fact about penguins is that they are not all polar; in fact, some of my favorites are temperate ones. (I say, in fact, that I myself am a "temperate pengin!")
u/non_avian (x3) - I am VERY sorry this has taken me so long to write (and even to open and fully enjoy). Your handmade Scoffby postcard with my past-present-future reading was absolutely amazing and is going on my "display shelf" of some of my most treasured cards! I need to know how you made his crystal ball, which is gorgeous! Also, please tell Scoffby that I am very much food-motivated (in fact, I just bribed myself tonight with hibachi). So, his signature chant is VERY well-placed when directed at me. I also adored your letter and the cute paper it was written on, and I am thrilled about the Furby washi card and all the goodies, too! I had no idea that Furby washi even existed, though I guess I shouldn't be surprised... and the capy noodles sticker and adorable penguins and everything else... I am so grateful. I have some mail coming your way very soon; all the "parts" are ready, I just need to put them together and actually get it sent!
u/Peonynote (x2) - Your cat thank-you card was adorable and most importantly, I am so excited for all your travels (and I LOVED seeing your penguin friends together!) And the lovely rainbow card with penguin stickers and super-cute penguin sticky note, in honor of Pride Month, made my day! I hope your walking is going well, still, now that it's getting warmer and stickier.
u/ResidentComposer1939 - I loved your sweet bird notecard and your penguin drawing (it's WAY better than my drawings, let me tell you!)
u/SherlockLady (x3) - Your beautiful butterfly card was lovely as it was, and then I saw the cute mini-card with the reminder about being the happiest/healthiest version of myself, AND the special penguin painting from your young carding apprentice... and wow, I just felt so special! What an awesome gift.
u/soft_distortion - This Gender Is Such a Drag postcard is perfecttttttttt. I loved hearing about the drag brunches too!
u/thecalendonianrose - This square penguin card is amazing and I am so grateful that you thought of sending it to me! (And all the stickers are lovely, thank you!) My wife and allllll the kitties say hello back.
u/TigerLady13 - This is definitely a late thanks, I apologize! But I appreciated the vintage Continental Divide postcard and the "Peng-Win" pun... made me giggle!
u/TyeDyeAmish - I love this pufferfish card, and I have really enjoyed getting to chat with you recently! Most importantly, how was the book sale?! I'm fairly certain it's one I've been to in the past, based on the date you said you were going, and I miss it and a few others in the area so much!
u/umeshufan - Why, yes, this Cat Island postcard DOES look like my house, and yes, there are really 19 inside, and even funnier, YES, I am allergic to cats. The thing is, you do build up a tolerance to ones you are around regularly, but when I travel and then come back, it is truly a nightmare. Thankfully I almost never let any in my bedroom and never to sleep, so I can at least breathe overnight!
u/wabisabi_sf (x2) - My friend, I am in awe of these amazing pink-and-penguin-themed pieces of happy mail!! I had never seen these before and I am DEFINITELY going to be getting more. You are so wonderful to me!
u/welshfancy (x5) - Thanks for the Laughlin postcard (very belatedly)! Your trip to Long Beach sounds almost as multi-stop as my recent cards' journeys to you, though thankfully you didn't need your passport, at least?! And thank you also for the amazing handmade "blooms" collage card (which, as far as I'm concerned, is appropriate for spring OR summer, so it seems perfectly timed to me); the great cat mini-card that you wrote while either eating breakfast or getting your tires changed on your travels; the penguin-with-J-based-life-preserver doodle (which I thought was GREAT, so don't even say it's worse than your others, which I also liked!); and your lovely letter on penguin paper, plus of course the bonus stationery! You spoil me!! I'm thinking of you as you try to decide "what's next" locationally, too.
u/yetanotherblankface - I think your beautiful handmade card for the "Hometown" meta challenge is giving exactly the right vibes! It certainly made me feel cozy and relaxed, which is the feeling I'd most like to associate with home.
u/yviantics - Your hand-drawn Pink Party Penguin postcard with its lovely hat, and the great penguin sticker, absolutely made my day!! I do not draw well at all and I am always amazed when people who can will share their talent with me. Thank you so, so much! (And, by the way, I tried the bananas-and-barbecue-chips combo and was really surprised at how good it was, so thanks for that, too!)
u/56thorns and u/UseYourRuler - Thank you for the wonderful postcard from the "Falls!" My wife and I were there to ring in the New Year for 2019 and I've been a couple other times too. Such a lovely place for a getaway, and it sounds like you had fun!
u/todayisfab, u/sebisrude and u/KeenEvergreen - In my stack of not-thanked-yet mail I found my very own postcard from our meetup, and it made me smile all over again. Thank you all so much, again, for a fun day. And to whichever of you put penguin stickers on this along with the cacti - I am super impressed that you pulled that off without me noticing, they are WAY too cute.
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2023.06.06 00:07 12Blackbeast15 An article on diversity in LotR

Preface; I have been an avid player and consumer of Magic for about 15 years, and have been a lifelong fan of fantasy, beginning with Tolkien’s great masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. LotR is a fundamental part of how I approach life; I read the major works of middle earth at least once a year, there’s a balrog on my bookshelf and the Argonath sit on either side of my TV console. The mat on my door reads ‘speak friend and enter’, and I’m shamelessly in love with the work.
I wanted to address the recent choices made by WotC in their upcoming ‘interpretation’ of LotR in a civil, non inflammatory way and show that these choices are an overall detriment to the story they try to convey, and an overall detriment to anybody who advocates for diversity and representation.

To begin, let’s talk about LotR and why this work in particular stands above all others in the fantasy landscape. Tolkien’s Middle Earth has been the premier fantasy property since the Hobbit first hit bookshelves in 1937, and 85 years later it is still as culturally relevant and popular as ever. ME as an entity has spawned a string of adaptations ranging from board games to video games, massively popular movie franchises that still sell out theaters twenty years post-release, the most expensive first season of television ever filmed, and you’d be hard pressed to attend any convention or general gathering of nerds where Tolkien’s influence doesn’t loom large. ME is truly a monolith in the landscape of fantasy literature, with nearly every great author in the field citing Tolkien as an inspiration. So while 85 years have passed and our real world has become increasing globalized, multicultural, digitally connected and politically polarized, LotR maintains its spot at the mountain top.
What is it that makes ME such an enduring piece of popular culture? Contemporary works like Narnia are still relevant, but do not hold the same sway. Modern authors have arguably refined fantasy and its elements as a genre with more detailed magic (Wheel of Time), a deeper display of fantasy races (the Witcher, Dragon Age), more nuanced characters and motivations (Game of Thrones/ ASoIaF), there has certainly been fantasy in the past 85 years that does elves, dwarves, dragons, orcs, wizards, magic, sword fights or dark lords better, and even these modern works more fresh upon the consciousness can’t wrest the dominance of fantasy away from ME. Outside of fantasy and strictly as a piece of literature, ME also endures; Tolkien was undoubtedly a master of English and wrote the books from the worldview of a Brit in his time period, yet his works do well when translated into other languages and in a world that is increasingly less British.
It becomes clear then that ME stays relevant not because of the trappings of fantasy or it’s literary merit, but because there is something universal and human within the work that speaks to its audience across time, language and culture. We’re compelled to keep adapting ME into new works because there is something still living on those pages that we wish to remind ourselves of; the seductive and caustic nature of power and greed; the price of ego, arrogance, and ambition; the beauty and dignity of nature and the accompanying dullness of industry and machinery; the tragic nature of war and violence; the shared hopes of the characters for a simple life lived in peace; the idea that those same ‘simply’ motivated characters can still steer the world towards good no matter how small they appear; that loyalty and fellowship among friends are great gifts; the appreciation of beauty in a non-sexual context; that redemption is never out of reach even for the most vile of its characters; that characters separated by race and thousands of years of bad history can learn respect and appreciation for each other. Middle Earth has stayed relevant not because it is good fantasy or literature, but because amidst all the well written prose and fanciful imagery there is an abundance of human insight and broadly recognized truth about the human condition.

Now we come to Magic the Gathering’s upcoming Tales in ME, and their push for ‘diversity’ and a ‘modern take’ on Tolkien’s work. Any fan of Tolkien has heard the criticisms before; that the work is ‘too white’ or otherwise non inclusive, that it features geographic and/ or cultural morality in which the white west is typically good and the nonwhite East is maligned. To me, these points seem shallow and uninformed. I am not white nor English; I am Latin and North African. In Tolkien’s words i would probably be described as ‘dark’ or ‘swart’, and if i were from ME I would look more like the Haradrim or Umbar than like Gil-Galad or Aragorn. Obviously this has not hindered my enjoyment of the work, because the human insights I highlighted above are not virtues exclusive to any one group of people in the real world; we ALL desire peace, we all value the simple things like comfort, food, friendship and song. Tolkien perhaps says it best through Faramir; ‘I do not love the sword for its brightness… but for that which it defends’. ME does not survive off of its looks or aesthetics, but because it represents deeper truths. It defends virtues which all people aspire to, regardless of the aesthetic. ME survives in a world far different from its conception precisely because there is something for everyone in it, because it is inclusive in its humanity, not because it is exclusive in any way.

I am not against representation in ME in any way, shape or form; ME is vast and exciting and unexplored, and there is more than enough room for everyone to feel welcome and represented. But when ‘representation and diversity’ are used heavy handedly, carelessly, lazily, and motivated by profit disguised as virtue, I DO take offense, regardless of if it’s ME or some other creative space. I can absolutely sympathize with wanting representation, as none of the major players in ME look like me. But there were obvious, more elegant ways of making ME welcoming to minorities without bastardizing the work. For this, let me play devil’s advocate with a few moves WotC MIGHT have made that I think would have been more tactful;
We’ll start with the big one, ‘Blaragorn’ (a term I’m not overly fond of, but for convenience I’ll use it now). Setting aside the obvious, that Aragorn is not a black man, I would not be so irked by this change had it been handled with any sort of respect or logical consistency. What makes Aragorn noteworthy is what he represents; not a sword fighter, king or ranger, but the union of Elves and Men. He is the Elfstone, he marries the Evenstar, the most beloved of the elven women since Luthien, who he himself is distantly descended from. Aragorn is the last flower of a transracial union, the wisdom of the elves inherited into the strength and vigor of men. He is gifted with long life, keen senses, a powerful sense of kingliness and nobility, the hands of a healer, and he bears a host of relics that represent this; the ring of Barahir, the Hilt Shard of Narsil, and a right to the throne of Gondor. If we then make the decision to change Aragorns appearance to any color shade or skin tone, there are some considerations that have to accompany this. If we make Aragorn blue to represent his differences visually, it follows that the elves must be a deeper blue and the people of Gondor less so. If Aragorn is particularly tall and regal, it is because the elves are thus and his people less so. Given that WotC chose to make Aragorn black, I could respect that decision had it been followed through to all of its conclusions; if Aragorn is dark, the elves would be DARKER and the people of Gondor less so. We would expect to see Galadriel, a distant relative of Aragorn and Arwen, to be the image of Elvish-ness and therefor very darkly toned. The same would apply to Elrond, Isildur (being human, but further up the family tree and closer to the shared elven ancestor), and noble houses of Gondor would be somewhere between elvish dark and whatever tone you chose as the ‘default’ tone of men in the west of ME. We do not see these considerations played out, what we see is the tokenism of Tolkien. Aragorn is black - because we said so, no further thought needed.
Moving on to Theoden, the house of Eorl and Rohan we see much the same issue. The alliance between Rohan and Gondor is made meaningful because they are different cultures. They do not share meaningful blood ties, occupy different regions, have different cultures and values, yet the Rohirrim still come to the defense of Gondor and pay a very steep price for their solidarity. It is their differences, and how they look past them, that makes their relationship heroic. Much as Legolas and Gimli find common ground, Rohan and Gondor come through fire death and darkness and out the other side stronger because they are different, and choose to stand anyway. Their story IS diversity, in a way that transcends racist undertones. Tokenism here is a cheapening of this relationship, either because WotC believes their target audience is inherently too stupid to grasp the story’s deeper meanings, or because they believe it will curry favor and sales in a racially motivated market.
Perhaps the most galling part of these changes is the laziness and lack of creativity is betrays. Stapling your ‘inclusion’ onto well established characters thoughtlessly and clearly without reverence for the source material only makes those diverse characters lightning rods for criticism, both racist and valid alike. Shoehorning people of color into the story like this doesn’t represent me in ME; it denies me the chance to have my own part of the tale. ME has so much space in it for people of color, and none of it is used to effect here. Fans of ME would have loved to see the blue wizards finally represented on paper, in any skin tone under the sun. We could have seen more characters from Harad, Rhun, Umbar and other eastern cultures, and if you wished to avoid the race-morality ties it would not have been an issue to make original characters who are rebelling against Sauron’s power in their own homelands. Ironically we get the opposite here, where the few people from these cultures are presented as white, wiping out what could have been a golden opportunity for diversity. Personally I have no problem with original characters and expanded storylines in ME, and for all of the faults Amazon’s Rings of Power had, it’s diverse cast was not one of them. If race-shifting the established characters was truly the only way to get more inclusion into the fellowship, it could have been done in a way consistent with the internal logic and history of Me.

What saddens me most about this whole affair is that when the union of MtG and ME was announced, i was greatly excited. What a great moment to be a fan of the greatest fantasy TCG and the greatest fantasy Epic, when they come together. Instead I’m left with a bitter taste and a sense of disappointment, watching a beautiful story that clearly resonates with many people being cheapened with identity politics masquerading as ‘love’ for the source material, all to make a few more sales.
Again, my aim with this piece was not to antagonize or inflame; my goal is to highlight what makes LotR special, and how ‘modern’ takes are bound to fail because they represent only a surface level understanding of what makes ME welcoming to everyone. I will be posting this piece across multiple LotR and MtG related subs in the hope of sparking productive discussion across these spaces, especially in light of the distressing surpressionist response some of these subs have had internally over any criticism on this topic.
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2023.06.05 23:20 ulraththeunclean Local youth Rugby club holding free practices/clinics this week

Good afternoon all - I'm the tag commissioner for the SYA Rugby program. We are kicking off our summer season this week with our partners at Western Suburbs Rugby and are holding open practices to attract more potential players.
What is Tag Rugby?
Rugby continues to be one of the fastest growing sports out there. It is extremely popular worldwide and has been steadily gaining a following in the United States. Tag rugby combines a lot of the elements of the pro-game in a non-contact fashion very similar to flag-football. It is a team based sport that is friendly to players of all skills and abilities. In my four years of coaching nearly 100 percent of my players have scored at least once. This sets it apart from some other sports where a few elite athletes control the action. At this level the game is also co-ed. As a father of three boys it is a great experience for them to see girls on the same playing field as them performing at a high level (if not dominating).
Bring a Friend (or sibling)
We are actively trying to grow the sport. Our first several practices will be “Bring a friend” events. Come on out and give the game a try before you sign up. The reason I am here writing this message is because my daughter saw her brothers play and wanted to join in.
Practices start 6/5 and are hosted at Poplar Tree Park. They will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8. There will be NO practice on Thursday June 1st. I will be coming back from a business trip in New Jersey and I can't guarantee I will be back in time. Early June are tough times for parents. Spring sports are wrapping up, summer sports are starting... add in a few concerts and end of school year activities and parents are left wondering where their free time went. If your player has to miss a practice - it is not the end of the world.
Games are held tournament style with hosts that rotate across the area. The matches usually start around 9 and are usually done by noon if not earlier. Players can usually expect to play 3 games during that time. If you have multiple kids playing – good news – the games will likely be held at the same place. The tentative schedule is below:

Date Location
6/10 Alexandria
6/17 Loudoun
6/24 Alexandria
7/1 Bye
7/8 Richmond
7/15 Centreville
7/22 Culpepper - State Cup
For each match we enter teams at the U6, U8, U10 and U12/14 level. The cutoff is 9/1/2022 so your child will play on the team whose age they were under as of that date. For example if your child was 7 on 9/1/2022 they would play with the U8s. If they were 8 on that date they would play with the U10s.
For 1.5 years Rugby VA has settled in on a modified version of FIT Touch Rugby. The major change is that instead of one hand touch we play two hand touch which creates a brisk-quick moving game with fewer stoppages in play. The rules can be found here:
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2023.06.05 20:55 StinkoModeeTrucker Rating each city/area I've been to

Sandusky OH 10/10 I know Sandusky is not a major city but it's my favorite place in Ohio and I have lots of great memories here, some cool lighthouses and obviously cedar point
Beaufort NC 10/10 again another water front smaller area, lots of fun things to do and made many memories here over thr last 12 years I've been going there, lots of cool shops as well.
Traverse city MI 10/10 Ohioans all hate Michigan and vise versa but yet again another water front area with lots of fun things to do.
Chagrin Falls OH 10/10 This place is really awesome, everything is walkable here theres shops and restaurants everywhere and also The creator of Calvin and Hobbles based it on this town.
Cincinnati OH 9/10 Cincinnati is the best of the 3 C's in my personal opinion, lots of preserved historical areas, Cincinnati tops Columbus in mostly everything according to US N&WR, I will probably move here to go to collage in around 2 years
Pittsburgh 9/10 Downtown Pittsburgh is a very fun experience and it's very walkable, the water front is really great as well, I haven't been here in around 5 years but I enjoyed it.
Charlotte NC 7.5/10 I never really got to explore Charlotte but the part I went to was pretty nice but legit kinda boring, the reason i felt it was boring is because there is not much real culture left in Charlotte, its all been taken over by nissan altimas with dented bumpers. there is some high crime rates in Charlotte but the majority of it was alright. it's a pretty good place overall but I wish it had some of its original culture left.
Columbus OH 7/10 Columbus is the most midwest feeling city in Ohio, everyone moves to Columbus for work and collage mostly and that's why personally think it's the most boring of the 3 C's, there is some cool neighborhoods like German village that are similar to Cincinnatis historical homes. But theres 100s of new genfrcation building that dont have the same downtown feel as it should. Basically when people think Ohio they think Columbus.There is a new Intel plant being built in Columbus which will bring some more money to the states economy.
Richmond VA 7/10 I haven't explored Virginia as much but I have been to Richmond, it was a pretty good place. Richmond has excellent food and some cool historical homes. Outside of the city is just your basic american metropolitan area but overall it's alright.
Akron OH 7/10 My hometown and current place of living, there has been a lot of improvement over the past 10 years to akron and there is lots planned for the next coming 5 years. Akron has the beat metro parks in the state and also has The CVNP starting at merriman Valley. Our downtown is pretty small but very walkable and there restaurants and bars everywhere, what we need downtown is more stores but the main income goes to The restaurants downtown. We also have lots and lots of old homes, my personal favorite style is the tutor style house. All down portage path and merriman road are all all historical homes. The worst parts of Akron (east side) are basically the average neighborhood in Cleveland which I why I think akron Is 100% a better place than Cleveland. Basically if you got rid of the shitty cleveland like east side it would give akron a giant boost.
Winston salem NC 7/10 This city reminded me of akron a lot, the metropolitan size of it is basically the same, the downtown isn't as fun in my opinion but Akrons isn't all that either. I stayed in the worst area to stay at in winston salem tho (hanes mall) but I wad only there at night so it wasn't all day. If I where to move somewhere out of state it might be here just because I got used to it so easily and have family close in SC. Pilot mountain is also worth visiting and has some great hikes and views, you can see the phallic building of WS from the peak lmao.
Norfolk VA 6.5/10 the area we stayed at here was legit pretty dangerous, my grandma booked a hotel in the shittiest neighborhood at a days inn, but I still am a huge fan of naval shit so this place was awesome. There's tons of boating stuff to do here and some really cool miltary equipment to look at. Honestly if we didn't stay in the worst part of this place it probably would of gotten a 7 but maybe I should try it out again.
The rest will be posted later after this
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2023.06.05 15:37 RulerOfTheRest Traffic Reminder: HCPS and RPS High School Graduations at VCU June 5-8

It’s time for the 2nd round of HS graduations around VCU. This time we get the double impact of Henrico County Public Schools Graduations being hosted at VCU’s Stuart C. Siegel Center on West Broad Street starting on Monday, June 5th to the 8th. And Richmond Public Schools Graduations being hosted at the Altria Theater the 6th to the 8th.
On Monday June 5th, HCPS only has one ceremony scheduled at The Stu at 7PM. On the 6th through 8th the ceremonies are scheduled for 11AM, 3PM, and 7PM. Click here for more information on the HCPS HS Graduation Schedule.
On Tuesday June 6th and Wednesday the 7th, RPS has ceremonies scheduled at the Altria Theater at 10AM, 4PM, and 7PM. On Thursday the 8th, they only have ceremonies scheduled at 10AM and 4PM. Click here for more information on the RPS HS Graduation Schedule.
Traffic on West Broad Street will be heavy before and after the HCPS ceremonies as Students, Family, Friends, and Faculty park in the parking decks and cross Broad. Likewise, Cary and Main Streets will also see heavier than normal traffic before and after the RPS ceremonies as people park at the deck next to the Altria Theater. Plan accordingly.
Note: I deleted my post from Thursday and reposted to bring the most awareness of this traffic event. I've been stuck in it before and want to save others the trouble if possible as it is no fun.
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2023.06.05 12:59 sprungy Things to do: June 5 - June 11

June 7
Waterfront Wednesday deals
Toronto's Historic Jewish Community history walk
Free ROM Walk: King Street East Newspapers & Newsmakers
Yonge Street architecture tour w/Heritage Toronto. PWYC/donation
2023 Griffin Poetry Prize Readings @ Koerner Hall
ULTIMATE FRISBEE All Genders Welcome! No Experience Necessary!
Downtown Toronto: Indoor 5v5 Futsal @ CityPlace
Wednesday Night Turf Pickup
Group bike ride w/Toronto Cruisers
Group bike ride w/TBN
Jays vs Astros @ SkyDome
Tours at The Aga Khan Park . Free
Aga Khan Museum free admission after 4PM
Gardiner Museum free admission after 4PM
AGO free admission after 6PM
Click Clack Pride. 19+ event @ Bata Shoe Museum
Science is a Drag @ Offworld
Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment. Free
Practice English w/Woodgreen
Se Habla Español - We Speak Spanish Toronto
$9.99 Raiders Of The Lost Ark @ Cineplex. Until June 8
Purple Rain @ Revue Cinema
Hairspray. Free outdoor movie @ College Park
Humber College - The Portfolio Screening. Free @ Royal Cinema
Jewish Film Festival. Until June 11
Get Reel Film Festival. Until June 9
Luminato Festival. Until June 18
Toronto Games Week. Until June 7
$10 Clothing and Shoe Sale @ International Centre. Until June 11
Canadian Music Week. Until June 10. Various venues
Jon Vinyl @ TD Music Hall
Peter and the Wolves @ Horseshoe Tavern
Sister Swire @ The Garrison
Mute Choir @ Rivoli
Candlelight Concert: A Tribute to Lana Del Rey
Mad Caddies @ Lee's Palace
Nyssa @ Dakota Tavern
David Picco @ Cameron House
CMW events @ Bovine Sex Club
Karaoke @ Pennys
Karaoke @ Harp and Crown
Drag Bingo at The Well
EAFC Reggae African Bingo Night
Trivia @ Great Lakes Brewpub
HYPERQUIZ // Pop Culture Trivia Night @ The Smith House
Question Everything Pop Culture Trivia Pawty @ Black Lab Brewing. Dog friendly
Trivia Wednesdays at Brickworks Ciderhouse
Social Thinkers Trivia Quiz Night
Toronto Trivia Night @ Brass Taps
Trivia @ Brass Taps w/Meetup
Birroteca Trivia Night
Online trivia
Weekly trivia roundup
Casino bus to Niagara Falls
Beginners Handbuilding Pottery Session
Mirvish lottery for $19 discounted Harry Potter tickets
Cirque du Soleil Kooza. Until June 18
Disney Animation: Immersive Experience Toronto
Stranger Things : The Experience
The Office Experience @ Yorkdale Mall
Jurassic World The Exhibition @ Square One
Registration continues for JAM sports leagues
YMCA free 7-day trial pass
GoodLife Fitness free 7-day trial pass
Presto card discounts. Various attractions, shows , restaurants
Free admission to various attractions via TPL Map Pass Program
Toronto History Museums free admission
Indoor /outdoor pools
Self guided Discovery Tours
Seeing the Invisible An Outdoor Augmented Reality Exhibition
Volunteer w/Bike Brigade
Volunteer w/Nature Stewards to remove invasive plants
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
The Bucket Show @ Sweet Action Theatre
The Almost Fancy Show
Laylow Laughs - Stand up Comedy show
Wednesday Night FOMO stand-up comedy showcase stars professional comedians
comedy @ Yuk Yuks
Vinny & Friends at Social Capitol Comedy Theatre
Mosquito. Movie screening + comedy commentary @ Comedy Bar
Hotwife and cuckold night @ Oasis
All things oral party @ M4
AYCE pork ribs @ Montana's
$16.95 AYCE pierogies @ Future Bistro
$17.99 AYCE cheeseburgers and tater tots @ Pennies. Drink purchase required
50% off wings @ Islas
$23.99 AYCE endless wings @ St Louis. Until July 2
$10 unlimited toppings @ Pi . Co
Summer drink days @ McDonald's. Until Sept 4
Birthday freebies. Marble Slab, and more

June 8
2023 By-Election for Mayor. Voting open
Historic Ashbridges Bay history walk
The PATH System: History and Guide history walk
Play Pool and Billiards - Downtown Toronto [Casual]
Dodgeball - No Experience Necessary
Ultimate Frisbee Pickup Game! (Weekly)
Luxury Cosmetics Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fairgrounds
Horse racing @ Woodbine. Free admission and parking
Jays vs Astros @ SkyDome
Jays game w/Meetup
Bingo @ Flash On Church
MOCA After Hours party
Kreator and Sepultura @ Danforth Music Hall
Paramore @ Scotiabank Arena
Badflower @ Axis Club
Jamison MacKay @ Monarch Tavern
Live band karaoke @ Wheatsheaf Tavern
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
Torio Van Grol @ Backroom Comedy Club
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
June 9
2023 By-Election for Mayor. Voting open
Do West Fest
Toronto Tattoo Show @ MTCC
Luxury Cosmetics Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fairgrounds
Horse racing @ Woodbine. Free admission and parking
Jays vs Twins @ SkyDome
Mild Minds @ Velvet Underground
Queers Rock – A Pride Month Kickoff Party @ El Mocambo
Bingo @ Flash On Church
MOCA free admission after 5PM
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
Midnight Laugh-in Comedy Show
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
June 10
/Toronto Monthly Meetup: The Artful Dodger near Yonge and Bloor from 7 p.m.
2023 By-Election for Mayor. Voting open
$10/$15 unlimited GO Transit
Bus to Casino Rama
Do West Fest
Filipino Pinoy Festival @ Albert Campbell Square
Luxury Cosmetics Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fairgrounds
Toronto Islands walk w/MeetUp. Dog friendly. Free
Hike+meditation+beach. ParkBus to Kelso
Scarborough RT farewell food tour
Old Meets New Walking Tour
Bike Party group bike ride
World Naked Bike Ride
Horse racing @ Woodbine. Free admission and parking
Jays vs Twins @ SkyDome
Toronto Rush vs Philadelphia Phoenix @ Varsity Stadium
Toronto Tattoo Show @ MTCC
Open Tuning music festival. Free
$2.99 The Lego Batman Movie @ Cineplex
Bingo @ Flash On Church
TSA walking tours
Public Art in High Park tour. Free
Singles mini party @ Drake Hotel
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
Cannabis Comedy Festival Presents: Lit Comedy

June 11
2023 By-Election for Mayor. Voting open
$10/$15 unlimited GO Transit
Bus to Casino Rama
Free ROM Walk: Kensington
TSA walking tours
Public Art in High Park tour. Free
Do West Fest
Toronto Tattoo Show @ MTCC
Luxury Cosmetics Warehouse Sale @ Markham Fairgrounds
Horse racing @ Woodbine. Free admission and parking
Jays vs Twins @ SkyDome
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Guelph Royals. Free baseball @ Christie Pits
Bingo @ Flash On Church
Bata Shoe Museum free admission
Trivia Sunday Afternoons at 99 Bottles
Free drop-in kickball @ Alexandra Park. Beginners welcome
$18.88 unlimited evening bowling @ Splitsville
Karaoke @ Toby's
Karaoke @ Capone's
Karaoke @ The Hashtag
David Pryde @ Absolute Comedy
Skyline's The Limit @ Second City
$5 meals @ Tea N Bannock. Free for kids 12 and under
50% off wings @ Crown and Dragon. Drink purchase required
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2023.06.05 10:40 Motor_South_6577 Make your vacation memorable with vacation rentals.

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2023.06.05 05:27 Healthy_Alfalfa_9989 Best Brunch Near Richard Rodgers?

I am finally going to see Hamilton this weekend with my mom and cannot wait! We are hoping to have brunch near the theater before the show and would love some recommendations as we have both not been to NYC since before the pandemic. I love all foods, she likes a good eggs benedict & Bloody Mary :)
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2023.06.05 02:20 JohnWarrenDailey Full review of Prehistoric Planet

Follow-up to my last post:

An Attenborough documentary on dinosaurs with the same CGI that made The Jungle Book so lifelike? I couldn't think of a greater sell. But was it worth it? Would it give me the same sense of wonder that I felt when Walking with Dinosaurs came out 22 years earlier?

The first episode, "Coasts", is overall the strongest episode of season 1. Starting immediately with a swimming t-rex (Tyrannosaurus rex) leading his children to an island where he smelled a dead archelon (species unknown, as no Maastrichtian-age archelon was ever found in the fossil record), that first scene showed the promise of the show as a whole. Seeing CG baby t-rexes interacting with live-action baby turtles is both concerning (as sea turtles are currently endangered) and entertaining, as they are demonstrated pretty goofily. But after that, we are done with dinosaurs for the rest of the episode.

We cut to the one scene that, while endearing with a riveting soundtrack by power couple Anže Rozman and Kara Talve, does give me pause. The pterosaurs featured in that episode were based on bones so fragmentary that they couldn't be diagnosed. How can we be sure that Barbaridactylus was a member of the antlerwing family, Phosphatodraco a member of the simurgh family, or even Tethydraco a member of the pteranodon family? How do we even know what Alcione even looked like? Also, the score doesn't really match the slower, less urgent movements of the pterosaurs.

The next scene was described as "the sunken continent of Zealandia", which is a refresher to see the lost continent bearing recognition for a change. Here, a family of plesiosaurs (Tuarangisaurus keyesi) comes to the coast to gulp themselves on anti-buoyant rocks, while the males ceremoniously poke their long, heavy necks up to the surface, the only good moment in an otherwise generic sequence.

After a quick focus on coral, we get treated to a Hoffmann's mosasaur (Mosasaurus hoffmanni) relying on fish and shrimp to give him a good, proper scratch, only to be pushed out of turn by a younger male. This sequence sticks out to me because it shows mosasaurs being portrayed as animals, not as monsters to shadow Nigel Marven or kaijuified Blackfish bootlegs.

The next scene shows a dazzling, mesmerizing mating ceremony of ammonites ("scaphitids", they were called, but that doesn't determine specific species, as it was a very huge family). They glow in the dark and mate very particularly. If the male's flashes don't sync with those of the female, he'd be rejected. Complimenting this alien but still soothing scene is Rozman and Talve's equally alien and soothing score.

Back in Zealandia, we end with plesiosaur pod mentality, as the whole group defends a pregnant mother from a kaika taniwha (Kaikaifilu hervei). As with the previous plesiosaur scene, it wasn't a scene that I got too crazy about.

The next episode, "Deserts", isn't really as impactful as the Planet Earth episode of the same name, both in regards to execution and the musical score, and it was riddled with confusing scene decisions. The first scene demonstrates a lek of dreadnoughts (Dreadnoughtus schrani) acting like a combination of elephant seals and frigatebirds, right down to the pops on their necks. The score in that sequence is definitely memorable, as it (literally) highlights the weights that the males take to demonstrate their fitness to attract the gaggle of girls in the audience. Though I'm left wondering--did the upstart beat the veteran because he was stronger, or because he popped one of the veteran's neck balloons, as male frigatebirds would do to ditch the competish?

Once the sauropod show is over, we now move to what was presumed to be Nemegtia, but it was portrayed to be as dry as Djadochta, which leads to the next problem. While there was evidence of Maastrichtian-age velos in Central Asia, calling them "Velociraptor" is just wrong. I grew up watching Walking with Dinosaurs, which means I watched "Giant of the Skies", which featured Utahraptor in the wrong place at the wrong time. And while the American cut justifies this with a demonstration of a land bridge that connected North America to Europe, I don't know how much water that holds, and that doesn't seem to be relevant anyway, for the damage has already been done. So having in Velociraptor, a genus of velos that went extinct 71 million years ago, in Nemegtia, which was set 66 million years ago, is just a rehash of that previous mistake. In short, Prehistoric Planet has Utahraptor'd the Velociraptor. And besides, hasn't the picture of pack-hunting raptors already been discarded?

The next scene, the one with the Nemegtian mononych (Mononykus olecranus), is cute but not top-notch memorable, and its color choice is teetering way close to the point of plagiarism.

Afterwards, the brief but violent rains have created a watering hole in the middle of the desert, luring in dinosaurs and pterosaurs from miles around, including a wandering khan (Tarbosaurus bataar). The reason that scene is so low was that it was just a near-identical rotoscope of the Water Truce sequence from The Jungle Book, right down to the herbivores making a clearing for the khan.

Then we go high up to see more Barbaridactylus. This scene I wasn't aware was a problem until Unnatural History Channel brought it up in his video, but the females were shown to be oddly consensual towards the similar-looking sneaky males, who use their feminine appearances to sneak past the larger, more impressive males. This is a problem, apparently, because the more extreme the sexual dimorphism, the more likely the sneaky male will be rejected and therefore resort to assaulting the females.

The last scene is an interesting one, albeit one that suffered an unmemorable score in the soundtrack. Apparently, salty southern duckbills (Secernosaurus koerneri) can thrive on dunes of gypsum, but when rains hit the coast, they rely on both their tenacity and their know-how of the sky to get to more productive grazing. This scene stands out to me because I question why any large animal would choose to thrive on such a taxing environment. It'd make sense for an animal as small as the cryptile, the scrofa and the gryken from The Future is Wild, but not for a duckbill bigger than 16 feet long.

It is unanimously agreed upon that "Freshwater" is the weakest episode in the first season. Apart from the humpbacked false duckbill (Deinocheirus mirificus) getting a scratch in the swamps of a more accurate Nemegtia and the devil frog (Beelzebufo ampinga) making a snack out of a baby whacktooth (Masiaksaurus knoplferi), the habitat itself has been relegated to the backseat, which is why the mating scene of the t-rex and the laying magnificent simurgh (Quetzalcoatlus northropi) are on the C tier, good scenes that have been damaged by simply being in the wrong episode. Speaking of the latter, memes have popped up in which the faces of dinosaurs have been pasted over two shots of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with either Masiakasaurus or the Planet Dinosaur model of Majungasaurus being Galahad and the Quetzalcoatlus being the French taunter ("What are you doing in Africa?" "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!") when, really, that meme is more applicable to Velociraptor being in the Maastrichtian. On that topic, not only is it STILL in the wrong time, there is another problem, one I didn't pay attention to until Unnatural History Channel brought it up on his video. Instead of showing audiences raptor prey restraint (or "RPR"), the storytellers relied instead on mountain cats to show the velos hunting the pterosaurs (species unknown). Like the Deserts episode, Planet Earth has a far stronger "Freshwater" episode.

"Ice Worlds" didn't excite me as much as "Spirits of the Ice Forest" did, which is a shame, because dinosaurs in the snow is a refresher by default. We start at Prince Creek, which I couldn't ask for a worse place to start because the cast list is very fragmentary. In the opening scene, a pack of raptors (species unknown, though modeled after the pitbull raptor), shadows a herd of ugrunaaluk (Edmontosaurus sp.) for a long-delayed meal. Again, the picture of raptors hunting in packs has been debunked for a very long time now. Why insist on resorting to old cliches?

The Ornithomimus scene (can't think of a vernacular for them), while the designs look cool and add distinction to overall character, is still just a rotoscope of the Adelie penguin sequence from "Frozen Planet". Next.

The sequence with the swanneck (Olorotitan arharensis) is even less impressive. Are horsetails really more nutritious than grass? If so, then why have grasslands been the dominant plains since the Miocene?

The reason the scene with the tro-o is relatively low on the tier list is that it should have been longer, because a dinosaur with the intellect of a fire hawk is a very interesting prospect. But the final scene was just too short and too bland to show off any real gold.

We have spent so much time in the north that I question the necessity of a quick detour to Antarctica, rendering the scene with the polar macahutiul (Antarctopelta oliveroi) my least favorite of the series.

The final scene demonstrates the predator-prey dynamic between the northern boss (Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum) and the nanook (Nanuqsaurus hoglundi). The scene is great, the score has some very rhythmic moments, but what puts it low on the B tier are the nanooks themselves. From a distance, they look as good as most of the others. But in closeup, they look kind of fake, especially when they're running. Which brings up to the next problem--the story is based on fossil footprints of different lines pointing in the same direction. But how do we know that those parallel tracks were made at the same time and not separated within hours, days or even weeks of each other? And while it is true that nanooks were smaller than t-rexes, their portrayals in the show were just too small. More recent consensus shows that one nanook could easily match a boss in size, if not overtop it.

"Forests" is an everywhere kind of episode. The opening scene with the austroposeidon (Austroposeidon magnificus) is not long enough to get me invested.

Then a herd of trikes (Triceratops, species unknown) visits a cave to visit a clay lick to neutralize the poisons from their plant food. But why clay? Why not salt? Herbivores can clearly deal with poisonous plants without problem, but plants lack sodium, which is why the elephants of Mount Elgon (the inspiration behind that scene) scrape the caves not for clay, but for salt.

This next scene has gotten everyone talking. A male minotaur (Carnotaurus sastrei) clears the stage to wave his arms around to impress an impossibly stoic female. Everything about that scene--from the choreography to the score--is very goofy, and that is what makes it work so well.

While it is nice to finally see the Pinocchio-rex (Qianzhousaurus sinensis) in the flesh, its hunt for bright blue corythoraptors (Corythoraptor jacobsi) is not a scene I'd be in a hurry to revisit.

The fire scene is oddly slow, the only memorable moment in the whole sequence being my first official introduction to Atrociraptor marshalli...literally just one short week before Jurassic World: Dominion predictably ruined it.

The scene with the baby Therizinosaurus is passable. While it is cute to imagine babies having a taste for honey, it just wasn't executed memorably.

The final scene, the one set on Hateg Island, slogs on in pace, with the greatest focus being a bunch of odd-looking baby zalmos (Zalmoxes robustus) running and hiding from the real star of the episode, the robust simurgh (Hatzegopteryx thambena), looking more proper than how it looked in Planet Dinosaur. One question, though--weren't pterosaur wings supposed to be rounded at the tip? Sure, they've got the hands pointing backwards, but the pointed wingtips is now believed to be an outdated picture.

So it goes without saying that years of watching a moderate quantity of Attenborough documentaries has made the watching experience of Prehistoric Planet, at least in comparison to the original Walking with Dinosaurs, a bit numb. The creature designs are good, the CGI has not faltered in its photorealism from The Jungle Book, and even the soundtrack has enough of a score to make it memorable. But it's the stories that amount to the overall numbness of the first season. They hadn't opened my eyes in the way that Walking with Dinosaurs did.

When season 2 was announced literally one year after season 1, I had my doubts. Planet Earth 2 came out literally a decade after the first Planet Earth, and the differences in filming technology and musical score clearly show that. Same for the 16 years that separate The Blue Planet from Blue Planet 2. Dynasties 2, by contrast, came way too soon after the first Dynasties, and the end result is sloppy, from the stories being set at the tedious start rather than at the steady prime to the score from the first Dynasties being reused so often that the only episode to have any new music was "Meerkat". So to find Prehistoric Planet 2 come out literally one year after Prehistoric Planet, I was concerned that it'd be as shorthanded as Dynasties 2 was. The opening episode, "Islands", kind of suffered that, but it thankfully wasn't as severe a problem.

The first segment of that episode struck me as odd because the adult zalmo looks weirdly identical to the baby model from last episode.

While it is cool to see the robust simurgh being expanded upon, I personally wish we'd stayed at Hateg Island, where they'd hunt the Transylvanian dwarf duckbill (Telmatosaurus transylvanicus) and not the funky combbill (Tethyshadros insularis).

One of season 1's most recurring complaints is "no crocodiles", which is pretty apt when you consider how diverse they were during the Cretaceous period. So to see the Malagasy armadillo (Simosuchus clarki) at all, let alone stand up against a mahjong (Majungasaurus crenatissimus), is one to remember for the ages.

This next scene is actually pretty interesting, in which we see Adalatherium, which wasn't a true mammal, but rather something hovering closely outside the taxonomic boundaries. It's a long sequence, which is just as well, because this is as new a clade to me now as the cynodont was when Walking with Dinosaurs came out.

As with in "Ice Worlds", a quick detour to Antarctica doesn't seem necessary to me, as the hunt between the Imperobator and the Morrosaurus feels more like a skim.

The last scene in the episode is my personal favorite, in which a male robust simugh stands on a sandbar to do whatever it takes to impress a mate.

"Badlands" stands out in that there are only two settings. The first one is the strongest because of how the Deccan Traps, long reputed to be the co-culprit to the fall of the dinosaur empire, has been repurposed into prime nesting estate for a herd of sauropods (Isisaurus colberti). The journey seems reckless, but volcanic sand is hot and toasty, something that a modern species of dinosaur, the megapode, also exploits as it lays its egg in the hot volcanic sand of the Solomons.

The next scene hasn't fixed on last year's problems, in which Velociraptor is still there and it still hasn't performed RPR--it just kicks an herbivore off a cliff, and that was that.

The nesting Corythoraptor scene didn't interest me, but what really bugged me was that the antagonist of that sequence was a kuru (Kuru kulla), a raptor who, like the pterosaurs on the "Coasts" episode, was based on incomplete, fragmentary specimens.

The sequence with the tarchias (Tarchia, species unknown), is a refreshing detour from the previous sequence because we have a better idea as to what they would have looked like. And to see them slog around for an oasis is a second highlight (next to the Deccan nursery).

This next scene has nothing new added from either "Time of the Titans" or "Alpha's Egg", in which a herd of baby sauropods gets picked on by larger predators on their way to the safety of the forest.

The majority of the "Freshwater" sequences I feel fit better in "Swamps". The same unnamed pterosaurs from "Freshwater" have reappeared, this time trying to fly past an approaching population of alligators (Shamosuchus djadochtaensis).

The next episode features a grizzly bear gathering of austroraptors (Austroraptor cabazai) hunting gar. It stands out as highly as it does because it shows a species of raptor that looks and acts differently from the usual velo or nych. Plus, we know many miles more about austroraptors than we do about Spinosaurus, so that is a relieving plus.

The devil frog stands out in this episode, and to see a grumpy male try to fight off a herd of goavambe (Rapetosaurus krausei) is humorous. It also deviates from the usual picture of "the frog that eats dinosaurs".

This next sequence I was very concerned the moment I saw it in the ads. Thanks to Jack Horner, the poorly-known family Pachycephalosauridae has been under very hot fire with the notion of bone sponginess being a taxonomically viable method of identification, which it really isn't because all amniotes have spongy bones in their teens. But very thankfully, this sequence does not resort to Hornerism. It shows that older males do get longer horns on the backs of their heads, not the other way around. Also, new evidence has shown that the domes may have been covered in shiny skin, so this has me asking--is the dome a boys-only trait? Could that dracorex (Pachycephalosaurus hogwartsia) skull that I saw at the Black Hills Museum just be a girl entering her sweet 16 when she died? Could those stygimoloch (Pachycephalosaurus spinifer) skulls just be those of high school footballers?

"Swamps" ended on a high note with a couple of t-rexes hunting an anatotitan (Edmontosaurus annectens) in the dark. One just walks to the duckbill, and the animal, in its panic, goes right in the direction of the other t-rex in hiding. This perfectly reflects the current understanding that t-rexes exchanged fast running for better walking. Now can we see some duckbills fighting back, please?

On May 26, The Little Mermaid came out in theaters. A day earlier, "Oceans" came out. If I were to choose, I'd stick to the latter, simply because we're treated to fresh new stories with a wider variety of mosasaurs and ammonites than any of the Walking with programs ever did. The scene with the hesperorns chasing bait fish only to have themselves be chased by bulldog fish (Xiphactinus) is a classic, but a good one. However, "X-fish"? What's wrong with "bulldog fish"? But the highlight, no doubt, is the final sequence, in which a Hoffmann's mosasaur killed a juvenile plesiosaur simply by ramming it great white style.

"Freshwater" was weak due to being sorely unfocused. "North America", by contrast, is even weaker for being too rushed. Also, the "scars make the man" narrative with the trikes bugs me the most. What justification is there for that?

This has been a very exhaustive review of Prehistoric Planet, and it's way too early for me to worry about a season 3 coming out, if there is going to be one.
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2023.06.05 00:53 Netentity Thank you all so much!

I am truly, sincerely grateful and thankful for all the help and support. ESPECIALLY the support! I live alone with my 2 rescues. Only family are an elderly brother and sister but neither live near by. No friends to speak of, so when anyone supports me I'm,... well, I get a little emotional. Y'all gave this old man a good day and I promise I won't squander all the good will. I'd just like to clear something up. When I said I was dreaming, it wasn't for a new truck, or fancy cloths or anything like that. I was just hoping for a little something so I could save some each month for the veterinarian. My kids are getting on in age and Carly has a significant heart murmur and sever allergies and Huey has epilepsy. Their all I really got in life. I would mortgage my house and sell my truck and walk if it came to that. Was also hoping to get a handyman to give me a hand with yard maintenance and some things around the house. Having rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, heart disease and dealing with MH issues kinda puts a limit on my mobility. And in case anyone's wondering, nope, never filed a claim for anything other than MH and tinnitus and don't have plans to file anything else because my service did not cause or aggravate those things.

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2023.06.04 16:00 Tomboyhns Park options for Wedding Ceremony and process?

Good morning! So a little confused if where I live could be considered part of the NorVa/Richmond area but here I go!
Does anyone have any ideas for parks near Beaverdam, VA that could serve for a 1-2 hour wedding ceremony in the Fall? I was exploring Deep Run park (I’ve been to several family reunions there in the past) but I couldn’t find a lot of technical information for a small private event. Is it a first-come, first-serve basis where I set up and hope other park goers won’t crash the party? Guest count would be 60 or less. Thank you!
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