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2020.11.06 16:03 Reccognize Chris and Shannan Watts true crime case discussion

Chris Watts murdered his pregnant wife, Shannan Watts, and their two children, Bella and Cece in cold blood and discarded their bodies at an oil tank. Was Chris' affair with Nichol Kessinger the motive? Come discuss this controversial true crime case!
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2023.06.08 02:56 nicbentulan 'The real answer is actually elementary. Magnus cheats.' - Been 9 months since this. Does you really think Hans cheated SPECIFICIALLY in the 2022 Sinquefield Cup? How would Hans do this w/o Chris Bird - like a St Louis cheating conspiracy? Well, Hans lost only to AMERICANS Wesley So & Fabi, so...

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2023.06.08 02:56 nicbentulan 'The real answer is actually elementary. Magnus cheats.' - Been 9 months since this. Does you really think Hans cheated SPECIFICIALLY in the 2022 Sinquefield Cup? How would Hans do this w/o Chris Bird - like a St Louis cheating conspiracy? Well, Hans lost only to AMERICANS Wesley So & Fabi, so...

'The real answer is actually elementary. Magnus cheats.' - Been 9 months since this. Does you really think Hans cheated SPECIFICIALLY in the 2022 Sinquefield Cup? How would Hans do this w/o Chris Bird - like a St Louis cheating conspiracy? Well, Hans lost only to AMERICANS Wesley So & Fabi, so... submitted by nicbentulan to HansNiemann [link] [comments]


2023.06.08 02:55 nicbentulan 'The real answer is actually elementary. Magnus cheats.' - Been 9 months since this. Does you really think Hans cheated SPECIFICIALLY in the 2022 Sinquefield Cup? How would Hans do this w/o Chris Bird - like a St Louis cheating conspiracy? Well, Hans lost only to AMERICANS Wesley So & Fabi, so...

'The real answer is actually elementary. Magnus cheats.' - Been 9 months since this. Does you really think Hans cheated SPECIFICIALLY in the 2022 Sinquefield Cup? How would Hans do this w/o Chris Bird - like a St Louis cheating conspiracy? Well, Hans lost only to AMERICANS Wesley So & Fabi, so... submitted by nicbentulan to chessmemes [link] [comments]


2023.06.08 01:03 Austin_Lockhart2006 Mike is Awesome

This is gonna be long so buckle your seatbelts. Mike is the best character in Until Dawn in my opinion. The only one that comes even close is Josh, but due to him being presumed dead most of the game, barely playable, unsavable, and largely misunderstood, he sits at number 2. Many people dislike Mike for the reason bad parents dislike normal children, unreasonable expectations (and the reverse bandwagon effect but we won't get into that). Being the main focal point of the prank that got Hannah and Beth killed is a hard obstacle to climb, but climb it he does. When I first played the game I disliked Mike the most until Jessica got captured. The sequence when he chases after her is when the gears start turning in most people's heads that Mike may not be what he seems on the surface. He seems to have a genuine care for everyone around him apart from Ashley and Chris due to them not having many interactions together. When Emily comes back to the lodge after the fire tower he asks about Matt regardless of whether or not they got into a fight. He has a nice relationship with Sam, a loving and caring one with Jessica, and feels sorry for tagging Josh with Jessica's death. The complicated factor here is Emily, he exemplifies in many scenes that he cares for Emily, and it was confirmed by the devs that he did not cheat on Jessica with her. Him holding a gun up to her head was a moment of brief panic not shown by him throughout most of the game (kinda out of character imo) but honestly it was reasonable. They know absolutely nothing about the Wendigos apart from how dangerous they are, and Mike being the person he is wants to keep the rest of the people safe which may mean the jeperody of Emily. He does give her an option of leaving instead, though that option is not much better than being capped. Not cool but justifiable in my opinion. He finds himself in more dangerous situations than the rest of the cast yet faces them with bravery and skill, especially at the end in the lodge. Speaking of the lodge, Mike has my favorite ending, that being him sacrificing himself at the end. It is the perfect croshendo to an amazing arc and character, and ends the game with a somber yet epic tone. I know this was long and I probably missed some things, but I encourage conversation and criticism. 🤙
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2023.06.07 21:09 Mallow64 Spoilers Chris vs Daniel at Arm Wrestling

This takes place during Episode 2. It’s when Daniel goes to Chris’ house by himself.
They have fun and at some point, like most boys, they want to find out who is physically stronger.
Chris and Daniel want to arm wrestle each other.
Both boys have decided to play fairly and neither will cheat using their powers.
Meaning Daniel won’t cheat at all.
Who would win the arm wrestling match?
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2023.06.07 18:44 US3RN4M3CH3CKSOUT Scared I’m losing my wife…

Marriage Advice Needed.
I need some advice, but I feel a crash course in our relationship is needed first, and I’ll try doing this as short as I can / CliffNotes style
WHAT SHOULD I DO?! She doesn’t wanna talk about anything, she is very distant. She knows how I feel… do I just back off? I really don’t wanna lose her… she’s my person and my soul mate. I will give her time, but there is such little reassurance / effort on her part that it feels hopeless. Thanks in advance for your advice and opinions. -Chris.

Tl;dr
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2023.06.07 16:53 RFC2001 Rebooking Every WWE PPV from WrestleMania 1 - WrestleMania 40 - Part 47 (Long)

Royal Rumble 2008
Date: 27/1/08
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Career Threatening Match:
Ric Flair vs MVP
(After Vince McMahon announces that Ric Flair must retire if he loses a match, MVP says he’s beat Ric Flair before and will beat him once again to go down in history! Flair says MVP is nothing but a coward and he’ll take pleasure keeping his career alive against a punk like him. Ric Flair wins after forcing MVP to submit to the Figure Four Leg Lock.)
No Holds Barred Match:
Chris Jericho vs JBL
(After Armageddon, JBL announces he’s coming out of retirement after speaking to Vince McMahon and will be traded to Monday Night Raw! JBL says he cost Jericho the WWE Championship because he assaulted him by throwing Randy Orton into him which deep down he knows was intentional. Jericho says it wasn’t intentional but now he wishes it was because Bradshaw is nothing but a self centred, arrogant jackass who’s going to pay. Jericho challenges JBL to a No Holds Barred Match at the Royal Rumble and the self proclaimed Wrestling God accepts, promising to beat some respect out of Y2J. Jericho wins in a bloody encounter after JBL submits to The Walls of Jericho.)
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs Chavo Guerrero
(Chavo Guerrero returns on the last ECW of 2007 and attacks CM Punk. Guerrero says his reasons are simple, he wants the ECW Championship and CM Punk is an embarrassment to not only ECW but the WWE! Guerrero says just like on SmackDown with Edge, ECW needs class representing the brand. Punk says Chavo doesn’t represent class, he represents what’s wrong with a lot of people in this company. A shameless ass kisser who’ll do what not only Vince McMahon tells him but also his aunt Vickie. Chavo challenges Punk to put the ECW Championship on the line against him at the Royal Rumble and Punk accepts, promising to put Chavo to sleep and continue his reign as ECW Champion. Chavo Guerrero cheats to win the title after poking Punk in the eyes when going for the GTS before winning via a roll up.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Edge (c) vs Rey Mysterio
(Rey Mysterio wins a Beat the Clock Challenge to earn this opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship. In the build up, Rey says Vickie Guerrero is like family to him and he cares about her but says he’ll also never lie to her. Rey says that Edge doesn’t love her and is manipulating her to not only cowardly win the World Heavyweight Championship at Armageddon but to also cowardly retain it at all costs. The Rated-R Superstar takes offence, says how dare Rey accuse him of not loving Vickie and promises that he’ll pay for sticking in his nose in their relationship when she’s happily moved on in life. Edge retains the World Heavyweight Championship clean after spearing Rey in mid-air.)
WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs Jeff Hardy
(After becoming #1 Contender for the WWE Championship, Jeff Hardy says it’s only a matter of time before he achieves his childhood dream and becomes only the second man in history to hold the Intercontinental and WWE Championship at the same time. Randy Orton says Jeff Hardy is nothing but a dumb risk taker who’s out of his depth at this level which is why he’s never had the opportunity in his long career until now. The Legend Killer promises that the Age of Orton will continue, no matter how much Hardy and his fans tries to build up a fairytale story. Randy Orton counters a Twist of Fate, hits Hardy with an RKO out of nowhere and pins him to retain the WWE Championship! After the match, the New York gives Jeff Hardy a standing ovation for his efforts.)
Royal Rumble Match:
John Cena (#30) returns and wins by last eliminating Triple H
Royal Rumble Notes:
The final four are John Cena, Triple H, Batista and Mr.Kennedy
Hornswoggle isn’t in this match in the slightest
Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka and Mick Foley are surprise entrants
The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are #1 and #2 respectively.
No Way Out 2008
Date: 17/2/08
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Elimination Chamber Match - Winner faces the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania 24:
Batista vs MVP vs Kane vs Mark Henry vs Finlay vs The Undertaker
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
Chavo Guerrero (c) vs CM Punk
(CM Punk invokes his rematch clause for the ECW Championship. Punk says ECW has been his home for almost 2 years now and giving that title honour and prestige that Chavo won’t give it meant everything to him. Chavo says Punk’s claims that he won’t give the title prestige are disgusting, as was him being the ECW Champion and he rightfully saved the brand from a total misfit like him. During the match, Shelton Benjamin interferes and gives Punk a T-Bone Suplex. This allows Chavo to capitalise on the assistance as he then delivers a Frog Splash to CM Punk and pins him to retain the ECW Championship!)
Career Threatening Match:
Ric Flair vs JBL
(Mr McMahon says Ric Flair’s career still being alive is down to pure luck and he’s found a guy who’s going to put him down for good… JBL! JBL says there’s only one man who should have that honour of being the man to retire Ric Flair and that’s him, a Wrestling God! JBL thanks Vince McMahon for asking him to put Flair down once and for all and promises to do so. Flair says JBL won’t stop him from at least getting to WrestleMania with his career still in tact. Ric Flair wins via submission.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Edge (c) vs Rey Mysterio
(Rey Mysterio says he has no excuses for losing at the Royal Rumble but promises to still expose Edge for manipulating Vickie Guerrero and ensure he doesn’t walk into WrestleMania 24 as the World Heavyweight Champion. Edge says Rey can get to the back of the line however Teddy Long says as assistant General Manager, he can give Rey at least an opportunity to become #1 Contender at No Way Out if he can win a gauntlet match against Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder and Chavo Guerrero! Rey wins the Gauntlet Match and earns himself one more opportunity to face Edge. Before this event, Rey tears his bicep meaning the match doesn’t go on long. Edge once retains the World Heavyweight Championship. After the match with Rey vulnerable, The Big Show returns and attacks Rey Mysterio, laying him out with a chokeslam. The Big Show then reveals his friend Floyd Maywheather is in the front row and brings Floyd over the barricade to join in the assault on Mysterio. Big Show raises Floyd Mayweathers hand to a chorus of boos.)
WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs John Cena (By Disqualification)
(After winning the Royal Rumble, John Cena says he isn’t waiting until WrestleMania to kick Randy Orton’s ass. Cena says he’d rather reclaim the WWE Championship now, get his hands on Randy Orton sooner and will head into WrestleMania as the WWE Champion! Randy Orton laughs saying Cena is the dumbest person on the planet for wanting to have his title match at No Way Out instead of at The Grandest Stage of Them All. Orton goes on to say Cena is selfish and jumping the queue instead of just waiting until WrestleMania like any smart person would. During the match, Randy Orton slaps the referee on purpose, intentionally gets himself disqualified and walks away with a huge smirk with his WWE Championship. Cena holds his hands on his head over the fact his opportunity seems to be gone.)
Elimination Chamber - Winner faces the WWE Champion at WrestleMania 24:
Shawn Michaels vs Umaga vs Triple H vs Jeff Hardy vs Mr.Kennedy vs Chris Jericho
SmackDown Elimination Chamber Notes:
Mark Henry enters fourth and is eliminated first by The Undertaker
MVP enters sixth and is eliminated second by Kane
Kane enters third and is eliminated third by Batista
Finlay enters fifth and is eliminated fourth by The Undertaker
Batista enters second and is eliminated fifth by The Undertaker
The Undertaker enters first and wins
Raw Elimination Chamber Notes:
Mr. Kennedy enters third and is eliminated first by Shawn Michaels
Umaga enters fifth and is eliminated second by Jeff Hardy
Chris Jericho enters second and is eliminated third by Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels enters first and eliminated fourth by Triple H
Jeff Hardy enters fourth and is eliminated fifth by Triple H
Triple H enters sixth and wins
Notes:
(Instead of fighting Big Show, Floyd Mayweather is a heel and will be in Big Show’s corner at WrestleMania 24.)
(John Cena beats Randy Orton the night after No Way Out in a match Triple H is the referee. This results in Cena being added to the match for the WWE Championship.)
Chris Jericho beats Jeff Hardy for the Intercontinental Championship 8 days after No Way Out. Hardy is then suspended for 60 days for violating the wellness policy.)
Hall of Fame 2008:
Ric Flair, “High Chief” Peter Maivia, Rocky Johnson, Mae Young, The Brisco Brothers, Eddie Graham and Gordon Solie
WrestleMania XXIV
Date: 30/3/08
Location: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
United States Championship:
MVP (c) vs Matt Hardy
(Matt Hardy returns after No Way Out and attacks MVP for costing him 3 months of his career. Hardy promises to not only get revenge on MVP but also says he’s going to take what matters most to him, the United States Title! MVP says Hardy’s just guaranteed himself one thing and it isn’t his United States Championship, it’s another inevitable beatdown and injury at the hands of him.)
Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
CM Punk vs Shelton Benjamin vs John Morrison vs Chris Jericho vs The Miz vs JBL vs Mr.Kennedy vs Carlito
(Chris Jericho wins the match he created! Controversial but Punk’s time will come, tune in.)
24 Man WrestleMania Battle Royal:
Umaga wins, last eliminating Kofi Kingston
Extreme Rules for the ECW Championship:
Chavo Guerrero (c) vs Kane
(Chavo Guerrero says at WrestleMania 24, he’ll solidify his greatness as ECW Champion further and says he doesn’t care who faces him, he welcomes the challenge. Kane answers the challenge on ECW, beats the hell out of Chavo, Chokeslams him and the message is sent. The Big Red Monster says he’s come over to ECW for two reason’s. To take care of Chavo so that The Undertaker has one less distraction on the road to WrestleMania against Edge and most importantly, the ECW Championship! Instead of a squash match, Chavo puts up a bit of a fight with some heel tactics but in the end, Kane prevails, delivers a Tombstone Piledriver to Chavo Guerrero and pins him to win the ECW Championship!)
Batista w/Rey Mysterio vs The Big Show w/Floyd Mayweather
(Floyd Mayweather instead of feuding with The Big Show because f*ck making Big Show job out to a non wrestler albeit a boxer he’s twice the size of, aligns with Big Show and says he’ll be in his friends corner at WrestleMania if someone even has the guts to face him. Batista answers the challenge. His reasons are that Big Show is nothing but a bully who decided to attack his already injured friend Rey Mysterio at No Way Out and he’s going to make him pay. Big Show says just like he did to Rey at No Way Out, he’s going to give Batista the beating of his life and embarrass him at The Grandest Stage of Them All. Rey Mysterio says just like Floyd for Big Show, he’s going to be in his friend Batista’s corner while he kicks The Big Show’s ass. During the match while the referees down, Mayweather turns on The Big Show, knocks him out with brass knuckles, Big Show falls into the ropes and eats a 619 from Mysterio and then falls into a Spinebuster from Batista who then pins Big Show as the referee regains consciousness to win the match.)
Career Threatening Match:
Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair
(After No Way Out, Ric Flair says this might be his last WrestleMania with the stipulation Vince McMahon has set and wants to face who he believes is the best person to give him something memorable. Flair challenges his friend Shawn Michaels, says he’s Mr. WrestleMania and without doubt the man to give him what he wants. Shawn Michaels says he loves Flair too much that he declines his offer and doesn’t want to face him at WrestleMania because he doesn’t want to be the man who retires Ric Flair. Flair however convinces Michaels by slapping him in the face and insulting him, calling him a joke. Michaels says not only will Flair get The and Mr. WrestleMania at The Showcase of the Immortals, he’s going to take old yeller behind the shed and put him down for good. At the end of the match, Michaels is upset and knows it’s time, as does Flair who’s telling him to finish him. Michaels utters those famous words “I’m sorry, I love you”, hits Flair with the Sweet Chin Music and pins him to end his legendary career. An emotional Michaels hugs Flair who’s unconscious in one of the most emotional matches in WrestleMania history. Flair bids farewell in tears, receives a standing ovation, hugs his family and bows out in style.)
Women’s Championship:
Beth Phoenix (c) vs Mickie James
WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs Triple H vs John Cena
(The three biggest stars on Raw are set for a huge showdown at The Showcase of the Immortals. Triple H says he doesn’t care if it’s one on one or a triple threat match which is now the case after John Cena beat Randy Orton on Raw, he’s leaving WrestleMania with the WWE Championship since it’s been far too long and there’s not a damn thing anyone can do about it. John Cena tells The Game that he doesn’t care who he has to go through, after WrestleMania he’ll once again be able to say The Champ is Here! Randy Orton meanwhile says he’s already beat both men in the past, has no doubt over being able to do so again although at the same time on this occasion and promises that The Age of Orton will continue after WrestleMania, no matter how much Cena and Triple H try and promote their fairytale comebacks. After missing WrestleMania the year before and being without one of the top titles for 3 years, Triple H completes his journey back to the top and pins Randy Orton after delivering a Pedigree to win the WWE Championship.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Edge (c) vs The Undertaker
(A match almost a year in the making is finally happening. Edge says this was the plan all along, he didn’t want to face The Undertaker anywhere apart from at The Grandest Stage of Them All. Why? It’s easy, The Streak! Edge says not only will he retain his World Heavyweight Championship but he’ll forever cement his place in history as an all time great when at the end of WrestleMania 24, The Undertaker will be 15-1! The Undertaker is not only wanting to defend his streak but he wants to beat the holy hell out of Edge for screwing him out of the World Heavyweight Championship on more than one occasion. He also says the Rated-R Superstar will be facing a reaper at WrestleMania who’s determined to keep his streak in tact and win back what’s rightfully his, The World Heavyweight Championship! Despite Edge’s best attempts as The Edgeheads interfere along with some other heel tactics, The Deadman overcomes the shenanigans, delivers a second Tombstone to Edge and pins him to win the World Heavyweight Championship in order to go 16-0 at WrestleMania.)
Backlash 2008
Date: 27/4/08
Location: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
CM Punk vs Shelton Benjamin
(Shelton Benjamin continues attacking CM Punk on ECW after WrestleMania. As a result, CM Punk wants a match against The Gold Standard at Backlash and wants to get full revenge he hasn’t had the chance to get since Benjamin cost him the ECW Championship at No Mercy. Vince McMahon who appears on ECW for the night grants Punk his wish but says he has full confidence that Shelton Benjamin will come out and top and prove him right about Punk after all. Punk of course proves McMahon wrong again and wins after forcing Benjamin to submit to The Anaconda Vice!)
Women’s Championship:
Mickie James (c) vs Melina vs Beth Phoenix vs Maria
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (c) vs Paul London & Brian Kendrick
United States Championship:
Matt Hardy (c) vs MVP
Chris Jericho is the Special Guest Referee:
Shawn Michaels vs Batista
(Batista shows up on Raw as a guest on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel because he wants to get something off his chest. The Animal says Shawn Michaels shouldn’t have listened to Ric Flair yet he chose his ego like he always has and always will. Michaels says he done what Ric wanted out of love and respect and the only reason Batista is angry is because Flair chose to face him and not The Animal at WrestleMania. Because of this confrontation, Vince McMahon announces that Shawn Michaels and Batista will face each other at Backlash. Vince also informs them they’ll have a special guest referee… Chris Jericho! Batista says Michaels will pay at Backlash for retiring Ric Flair and Chris Jericho better stay out of his way. During the match, Michaels fakes a leg injury, suckers Batista into a Sweet Chin Music and pins him to win this match.)
Finlay w/Little Bastard vs The Big Show
(After WrestleMania, Big Show attacks Finlay and bullies his friend Little Bastard which sets up this match. Finlay puts up a bit of a fight but in the end, The Big Show to no surprise wins after knocking Finlay out.)
World Heavyweight & ECW Championship:
The Brothers of Destruction (c) vs Edge & Chavo Guerrero w/The Edgeheads
(After WrestleMania, both Edge and Chavo Guerrero want to invoke their rematch clause for their respective titles. Vickie Guerrero grants them their rematches but announces instead of facing The Undertaker and Kane one on one, they’ll face them in a tag team match at Backlash with both titles on the line. Edge says his wife is an absolute genius and this is why he loves her meanwhile Chavo says he has no doubt in his mind that him and Edge will take care of those two freaks who’ve got gold that doesn’t belong to them. The Undertaker and Kane promise to inflict pain on their opponents for all of their sins in recent months, especially Edge who’s been a thorn on both their sides at times over the years. During this match, The Edgeheads try and get involved but they both receive a beating from Taker and Kane. The Champions then Tombstone Edge and Chavo at the same time and pin them to retain their titles.)
Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match for the WWE Championship:
Triple H (c) vs JBL vs Randy Orton vs John Cena
(After WrestleMania, Triple H says the WWE Championship is the true symbol that The Game is back and better than ever! He welcomes all challenges and says he doesn’t care who he has to go through, he has no hesitation dropping anyone where they stand. Randy Orton interrupts, says he’s rightfully invoking his rematch clause and promises Triple H’s title reign will be short lived. John Cena also interrupts and says he isn’t done with Orton and at this rate Triple H because he’s got the one thing he wants, the WWE Championship! Vince McMahon announces a Triple Threat rematch at Backlash although at the end of that same Raw, Vince announces after JBL attacks Triple H that it’s now going to be a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match. The reason JBL is added is because Vince wants to further stack the odds against The Game by adding someone who’s been kissing his ass since coming out of retirement. Vince make’s it no secret that he despises his son in law for the way he’s disrespected him over the years. Triple H says that deranged old bastard can stack the odds as much as he wants, it won’t stop him from leaving Backlash with the WWE Championship. Triple H wins to retain his championship, last eliminating Randy Orton.)
And that’s part 47 officially done! I hope you guys enjoyed it and continue to like the project I’ve worked so hard on in the last few months. I’ll be back very soon for part 48 where we’ll see Chris Jericho turn heel, a first time ever match between two of the biggest stars in the last 3 years and The Undertaker take Edge to his favourite place to close out their iconic feud. Stay safe and stay tuned!
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2023.06.07 04:39 cephandriius [S] Survivor S09 Sardinia Full Season

WATCH THE SEASON HERE
Past Seasons:
S01 Polynesia
S02 Indonesia
S03 Canary Islands
S04 Antigua
S05 Tasmania
S06 All-Stars
S07 Santorini
S08 Maldives
S09 Sardinia
Past Winners: S01 Lesley Martin, S02 Chris Garcia, S03 Lu Carmona, S04 Izel Xiu, S05 Raj Milano, S06 Sylvie Vesterguard, S07 Ernie Maltisanti, S08 Louie Moreno

For the newest season of Survivor, 20 castaways separated by age and gender have embarked on a 39-day adventure where they will be forced to lie, cheat, and backstab each other on their way to the title of Sole Survivor. Who will leave their mark on the game, and who will join the ever-growing list of Sole Survivors? 39 days, 20 people, and 1 Sole Survivor!!!

Sardus Tribe (wearing Yellow)
Austin Perez: 25, Beach lifeguard u/Twig7665
Carter Whitworth: 23, College Student u/JTsidol
Charya Khong: 19, Musician u/Unite-Us-3403
Liam McCurrah: 24, Animation Student u/SilverOwl24
Tommy Yamashita: 29, Food Truck Chef u/FrieNads

Corsica Tribe (wearing Peach)
Giselle Jimenez: 20, Model u/angiewantscookies
Kelly Wilson: 20, Student u/JTsidol
Lillith Sanchez: 24, Game dev/survivalist u/Twig7665
Rosanna Pierce(Ro): 23, Dance Instructor u/ripecornball60
Sienna Marinelli: 23, Dietitian u/dksurvivor

Nurra Tribe (wearing Purple)
Anais Haddad: 42, Secretary u/dksurvivor
Esmerelda Rackhelm(Ezzie): 46, Stripper u/Swoldow
Ida Cohen: 40, Flight Attendant/ Air Force Veteran u/SilverOwl24
Nari Higashikata: 45, Librarian u/somewell
Yhondra Willions: 45, bodybuilder u/asiansurvivorfan

Gallura Tribe (wearing Blue)
Abdul Bobi: 45, Taxi Driver u/asiansurvivorfan
Bob Hillen: 57, Marine Biologist u/FrieNads
Clint Moonshine: 46, club owneretired actor u/swoldow
Harold Baskins(Harry): 61, Restaurant Owner u/ripecornball60
Lance Vance: 68, retired rock star u/Guetguet1993

Summary:
20th: In the first immunity challenge Gallura tribe loses and sends Kelly to Exile Island where the promise of an advantage that could change the game lurked around every corner. At the Gallura tribal council, everyone agreed that Abdul Bobi was the weakest link, and voted him out unanimously.
19th: Gallura finished last once again at the immunity challenge and chose to send Austin to Exile Island. At tribal, everyone decided again to vote out their next biggest perceived liability. Unfortunately, that was Harry Baskins and he became the next boot.
18th: A twist resulted in the four tribes dissolving down to two. The new Sardus tribe resulted in three OG Sardus; Austin, Whitworth, and Charya three OG Nurra; Ezzie, Nari, and Yhondra 2 OG Corsica; Gigi and Kelly and one OG Gallura; Lance. On the new Gallura tribe are the OG Gallura; Clint and Bob two OG Nurra; Ida and Anais two OG Sardus; Tommy and Liam and three Corsica; Lilith, Sienna and Ro. The new Sardus tribe won immunity and elected to send Ro to exile island where she will be immune from the first tribal council. At Gallura tribal council even though there were 4 pairs of 2 from each original tribe, everyone was in agreement that Tommy Yamashita was a big liability in the game and would also weaken the young male tribe. Tommy Yamashita was voted out unanimously.
17th: At the reward challenge, Sardus tribe won and sent Anais to exile island. While on exile island, she found the hidden immunity idol! This immunity idol can be played after the votes are read. At the immunity challenge, Sardus won again, and Gallura was forced to go to yet another tribal council. At tribal council, everyone saw how big of a threat the three Corsica girls were. Sienna and Ro brought Anais into their alliance, and the power looked like it was about to shift. Lillith realized she was 4th in the alliance and flipped over to the other side of the tribe. Sienna was frustrated that Lillith would flip that easily and argued the tribe should just vote her out as she couldn’t be trusted. On the other side Lillith argued that taking out a big threat in Sienna now was the perfect time before she gained too much power. In the end Sienna Marinelli was voted out 6-3.
16th:>! Gallura lost another immunity challenge and Anais and Ro were feeling the heat as tribal council approached. Anais and Ro still gunned for Lillith as she seemed the most likely person they could flip the vote onto. So they approached Clint and Bob from the older mens tribe to try and work together. While Clint seemed on board, Bob seemed less sure which lead to Clint getting noticeably upset while at camp. At tribal council the tribe started wondering if they could trust Clint to be a cool head and work with them, so in the end Clint Moonshine was voted out 4-3. Ro and Anais scraped by yet another vote, but were still precariously balanced.!<
15th: The twist in this episode was that both tribes would go to the tribal council. Sardus won immunity so they were up first. The two young girls Kelly and Gigi had formed a strong relationship with Whitworth and Charya which really worried Nari, Yhondra, and Ezzie. Lance was relentlessly pushing Charya as he viewed him as the biggest threat. At Tribal, The three older girls convinced Austin of the threat of the relationship forming between Gigi, Whitworth, Charya, and Kelly. Austin was unwilling to vote out one of his original tribe mates though, so he pitched Gigi. In the vote, it was a 4-4 split between Gigi and Yhondra with Lance being the tiebreaker having voted for Charya. In the end Lance viewed his relationship with Ezzie and Nari as stronger and voted with them to send Gigi Jimenez home.
14th: Sardus tribe kidnaps Liam to keep him safe from the tribal, leaving only Ro, Anais, Bob, Ida, and Lillith. Ro and Anais finally broke through to the tribe and kept their flames alive for yet another vote as the tribe unanimously voted to eliminate Lillith Sanchez.
13th:>! Sardus tribe finally won an immunity challenge sending Gallura to tribal council. Everyone on the tribe seemed committed to completely eliminating the showmance that started with Gigi by voting for Whitworth. This cemented itself when Austin, Charya, Lance, Kelly, and Yhondra formed a new majority alliance. Whitworth was voted out unanimously.!<
12th: At the next challenge an opportunity to mutiny over to the other tribe was presented to the two tribes. Charya and Ezzie from Sardus mutinied over to the Gallura tribe. Charya left to try and form more relationships with players and consolidate his power with his closest ally Liam. Ezzie left her previous tribe after accurately sensing she was on the outs, and wanted to survive as long as she could. Despite a stronger Gallura tribe after gaining two new tribemates they lost another immunity challenge. This time, Ro and Anais feeling no other way to survive realized that it was going to be one of them and their streak of luck had finally run out. At tribal council, the vote was 5-2 on Anais, but she played her immunity idol making Ro Pierce the 12th person voted out of the game. I was sad to see Ro go here. I was rooting for her and she managed to survive on the bottom for a good amount of time. I could see her time in Ceph’s Survivor not being done quite yet.
11th:>! Sardus Tribe lost the immunity challenge and received a message in the bottle to be opened after tribal council. Lance had slowly taken control of his tribe and manufactured relationships with everyone in the tribe. Austin saw this and was desperately trying to put pressure on Lance. However, Lance had approached Kelly and Austin and told them the plan was to vote for Nari. Austin didn’t believe him and tried to convince everyone to go for Lance. At tribal council, Lance, Nari, and Yhondra voted for Austin, while Austin had voted for Lance and Kelly for Nari. Austin Perez was voted out here, and I was honestly sad! He had a reasonably good position through pre-merge and could make some bigger moves in his limited time in the game. I could see him coming back in the right circumstances.!<
10th: After voting out Austin, the tribe was immediately told to vote out another tribemate. With no time for scrambling the majority, Lance, Yhondra, and Nari went for an easy vote and voted Kelly Wilson out 3-1. Kelly did well to become the last member of the Corsica tribe, but unfortunately, her game after the tribe swap was left in shambles. Her allies were put on the other tribe and quickly voted out. Kelly would have had a lot to work to do at the merge.
9th: Merge time! Three of the original tribes were represented headed into the merge. For the young men's tribe, Sardus had Charya Kong and Liam McCurrah. For the Older men's tribe, Gallura had Lance Vance and Bob Hillen. Finally, all five original Nurra Tribe members, Nari Higashikata, Yhondra Willions, Ida Cohen, Anais Haddad, and Ezzie Rackhelm, had made it to the merge. At the first immunity challenge, Ezzie won, guaranteeing herself a 1 in 8 shot at becoming the Sole Survivor. Lance had introduced a plan to his allies to vote out Anais. His reasoning was her story was getting better every day she managed to survive, and she had no allies which made her a big threat. Liam who had until this point had played a very quiet game. Liam linked up with other players who had played under-the-radar games and formed an alliance with Bob and Ida. His thought process was looking at the 5 original Nurra members as a huge potential threat so they needed to eliminate someone from that tribe while also weakening the opposing alliance. Ultimately, Bob, Ida, and Liam settled on Yhondra as a potential threat. Proving Liam’s fears to be true, Nari and Yhondra wanted to work with their original Nurra tribe members and vote out Bob. At the Tribal Council, the atmosphere was tense, and everyone was on edge knowing the vote could go either way. In the end, it was a 4-3-2 sending Yhondra Willions home as the first juror after the merge. Bob, Liam, and Ida had brought Anais in from the bottom and won the first battle at the merge.
8th: Ida wins the next immunity challenge giving her a 1 in 8 shot at winning the title of Sole Survivor. At camp after the challenge, everyone was looking at the newly minted alliance of Bob, Liam, Ida, and Anais in fear worrying that if they gave way for another vote, they would run away with control of the game. With this fear in mind, Lance, Nari, Charya, and Ezzie banded together in their own mini-alliance. Liam worked on Charya to remind him of the relationship they had formed and tried convincing him to work with him. Lance recognized Charya as a potential flip, and feeling the heat tried to reinforce their relationship together too. At tribal council both alliances seemed locked in with very little wiggle room. At the vote it was split 4-4 between Lance and Bob. After a little discussion Lance bargained with the other alliance saying whoever voted for Bob on the revote would not be a target the next time they went to tribal. Anais decided to trust Lance’s word and flipped on the revote making Bob Hillen the next eliminate in a 4-2 vote.
7th: Charya wins the next immunity challenge giving him a 1 in 7 shot of winning this game. At the next tribal, and true to his word, it seemed likely that Ida or Liam would be voted out. After bonding super closely with Lance, the target seemed set on Ida. Ida Cohen was voted out 5-2 with Nari not wanting to vote out a close ally and keeping her inside the game.
6th: Ezzie wins her second immunity challenge. At camp before tribal, Nari approached Liam and Ezzie to form an endgame alliance. Nari convinced them by pointing out how big of a threat level Lance was building. Liam agreed with Nari and agreed with the points, but was unwilling to move now. Everyone agreed that Charya had played a really good social game to this point, and needed to be voted out before going further in the game. Charya Khong was voted out 5-1.
Finale Summary!>! Five players remained in one of the most explosive seasons to date. Anais Haddad started the game on the bottom with no clear alliances. Since then she saved herself with an immunity idol and has survived countless votes where she could have been the target. Can Anais scrape past 2 more votes to make it to the end as the ultimate underdog? Liam McCurrah started off struggling in this game. With his friends mostly eliminated prior to the merge and on his own, Liam assembled a team of outcasts to make a huge move in the beginning of the merge. Since then, Liam has relied on his social game and his quick thinking to make it this far into the merge. Can Liam continue strategizing his way into final tribal council? Ezzie Rackhelm has been a dominant physical player in this game. Backing up her strategy, she has worked hand in hand with Lance as the strategic counterpart to his social game. Looking to distance herself from Lance she formed an alliance with Liam and Nari to go to the final 3 together, but has she done enough to separate her gameplay from Lance’s? Nari Higashikata has played a very under-the-radar strategic game. Surviving with her strategic gameplay, Nari has never really been in danger while keeping louder more boisterous players around to hide her game. Can Nari make the moves required to finish her game and win Sole Survivor? Lance Vance has handled this game with a masterful mix of social and strategic gameplay. Starting in a tenuous position in the pre-merge, since then Lance has formed multiple alliances that have helped him get to the end of the game. Can his social game get him to the final tribal? !<
5th: Ezzie wins her third straight immunity challenge giving her a 1 in 4 shot to win this game. Everyone agreed that one person had survived too many votes to risk taking them to the end. That person was Anais Haddad, and despite her efforts to flip it to Lance, her luck finally ran out, and she became the 16th person voted out of the game. I was sad to see Anais go here. She had a great run and found the first playable immunity idol. She was able to survive many votes I frankly thought impossible, and overall she was a fabulous player to have played this season. Definitely a game-changer.
4th: In the last twist of the season, at the immunity challenge it was announced that this season will feature the very first FINAL THREE. This meant that this was the last challenge before Final Tribal Council. Everyone gave it their all, but in the end Ezzie edged it out to win her fourth immunity and guaranteed herself a spot in the final tribal council. Lance, feeling the pressure, desperately appealed to Nari and Ezzie to hold true to their alliance and vote out Liam as a big threat in the game. While Ezzie seemed good with it, Nari was convinced she had a better shot against Liam then Lance in FTC. At the tribal council, the vote was tied 2-2 and then 1-1 against Lance and Liam. Both of them were forced to compete in a fire making challenge where the loser would be sent home. In the end Liam burned through his rope faster then Lance and made Lance Vance the 9th and final member of the jury. Lance was such a fun character to have throughout the season. Lance had a great social game similar to past legends like Bridge, Ernie, and maybe even Izel. I was definitely rooting for him throughout the season and was sad to see him go.
Final Tribal speeches: Ezzie, Nari, and Liam made it to the final tribal council where they addressed the jury and tried to give examples of the games they had played. Ezzie flaunted her physicality and dominance in challenges while also doing a great job of staying on the right side of the votes. Liam made a show of his big move to start the merge, his social game to keep himself alive after losing his allies, and ended it by eliminating one of the biggest threats in Lance. Nari talked about how she managed to get her whole tribe to the merge, and while she was always clearly a strategic threat, never came up in the votes to be voted out. In the end the vote was 4-3-2 with everyone having strong reasons for voting for each of the finalists.
3rd: In third place came Ezzie Rackhelm. The jury valued her physical game and placements among the majority alliances. In the end they couldnt separate her game as much from the game that Lance had played and wanted to see more individuality in her gameplay. She becomes the second runner up recieiving 2 votes. Overall, i loved having Ezzie in this season. When I first simmed it, I honestly thought she was going to win. I think she has more she can give to survivor and would love to see her come back for redemption.
2nd: With three votes in second came Liam McCurrah. The jury applauded Liam’s big moves in the game at the beginning and end of merge, but wished that he hadn’t disappeared in between those moves. They also dinged him for immediately losing all of his allies after making the move. While Liam came close, in the end his answers didn’t adequately satisfy the jury.
1st: That means that Nari Higashikata becomes our newest sole survivor! Nari played a wonderful under-the-radar game where she was always a threat, but never the biggest one. She played a very consistent game and worked her way through the post-merge wonderfully. Overall, while sometimes its hard to write the story of an lowkey player like Nari, hopefully her gameplay came through and you can see why she was our winner. Congratulations to u/somewell for having your very first winner in my seasons!
Overall Summary: I LOVED THIS SEASON!!! I don’t know what it was about it, but everyone was so much fun to have around. I thought Lance was a highlight of the season, and we had big moves spread throughout the season. Anais was fun to see survive so many different votes after being on the bottom so long. Nari was a good winner in a great season and so many people I feel like have the potential to come back!
Potential Returnees: Austin, Lance, Liam, Anais, Ezzie, Nari, Ro, and Charya
What did you think of this season? Who would you want to come back? Who was the most robbed player this season? After season 10 would you be interested in a post showing the stats(most votes for, Fan favorites, challenge wins, etc.) that the castaways in my season have produced?
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2023.06.06 23:29 EnCamp A hilarious developer diary penned by Greg Fulton, lead designer for HoMMIII, detailing NWO's final sprint to get the game published in working order at the deadline

Two weeks ago, I spoke on the phone with Tom Ono, the manual writer for Heroes of Might and Magic III. As usual, Tom asked how things were going. I said things were good... then proceeded to whine and complain for the next five minutes (much to Tom's amusement).
When the conversation concluded, Tom said, "Don't complain too much. Some people would give their eyeteeth to be in the game industry." I responded, "Who are these people and why haven't they been beaten for their own good?"
My name is Gregory Fulton, game designer for Heroes of Might and Magic III (developed by New World Computing, published by 3DO). You may call me Greg. Like most game designers, I'm sure you'll find me a bitter and cynical man, aged beyond my years, full of sarcasm, and inexplicably drawn to the horrors of game production like a lobotomized moth to the "pretty" flame.
As I guide you through your weekly tour of my memories, I promise the recollected images will be truthful and sincere but written with a smirk and a wink.
Undoubtedly, we will interact with the following animals: artists, level builders, managers, producers, programmers, testers, and monkeys. To help ensure your safety, I request you fasten your seat belts, keep your hands to your sides at all times, and be sure to not make any quick and sudden movements. Remember... we will be passing through the game production process.
12/05/98
It's Saturday. I'm at work with three other members of the Heroes3 team. I'll be in again tomorrow.
Smells like "crunch time."
Everyone in the game industry knows the term "crunch time." Those not in the industry may ask, "What is crunch time?" Long hours: 10-18 each day. We're starting our fourth crunch month. We have at least one more after this.
Bad take-out food: Mexican and Chinese food are New World's favorites. Today we had Taco Bell and Domino's pizza as part of NWC's "work for food" program.
Social Life: To work in the game industry you must already have some form of social retardation. When crunch mode begins, you may only speak in code to coworkers. Immediate family and friends may be seen on brief occasions so they don't file a missing-persons report. I'm one of the lucky ones; I don't remember having any friends or family.
Hygiene: Haircuts and showers become optional in favor of more sleep time. For me, showers are a must, but my hair is sprouting wings and a tail. Pretty soon I'll look like the lead singer from Flock of Seagulls.
Stress: Anger and frustration are frequent companions. If bridges are burned, this is usually the time. Earlier this week morale was low. In a fit of anger concerning team interactions, I was heard shouting, "I feel like a kindergarten teacher. Can't everyone just keep their hands to themselves and play nice!"
Murphy's law: Any potential hazard will be encountered. I'm writing this diary from the NWC conference room. My computer refuses to function for more than five minutes without seizing up.
12/06/98
This weekend I'm taking care of my PR duties (hence this diary). Not the most exciting stuff, so I'll relate a short story from earlier this week.
David Mullich (producer), Mark Caldwell (NWC vice president and programmer), Jon Van Caneghem (NWC president, creator of all things Might and Magic, and company design visionary), and I found ourselves crowded into the sweltering office of Scott White.
Scott did all the town screens in Heroes III except the Rampart, Necropolis, and Fortress. Since he finished his 3D duties, he's turned his skills to the game's interface. Believe it or not, we were in Scott's office arguing about color: interface colors and player colors.
After much arguing about the interface colors, we decided to leave it virtually untouched. Player colors were a different subject.
Originally, we used light blue, dark blue, red, green, purple, brown, black, and white. These colors needed to change. Light blue looked like the blue used in the main menu. Brown clashed with the brown used in the general game interface. Game text disappeared against white. Black and green disappeared with the terrain colors shown on the game mini-map.
OK. We agreed some of the colors needed to change. After this, the agreements stopped. I don't know what is more ridiculous... arguing over what colors to use or the twisted logic behind the arguments. Red, blue, and dark green were safe choices. We still needed five other colors. The conversation went something like this....
"I don't want yellow. Yellow is the urine color."
"What about brown?"
"I don't like brown."
"Brown is the s**t color."
"What about pink?"
"Pink is a sissy color."
"We won't call it pink. We'll call it 'rose'."
"Rose?"
"The rose player?"
"I don't know. If I saw a pink hero, I'd turn and run away. You know any hero secure enough to use pink as his color is bad ass."
"What about magenta?"
"What about cobalt? What about cadmium?"
"Have we accounted for all the fecal colors?"
"What about orange?"
"Phelan (our art lead) doesn't like orange. It looks bad."
"So. I don't think it looks bad."
"Fine. You tell her you want orange."
"She'll kick your ass."
"Oh. Fine. We won't use orange."
So it went. Fifteen minutes later everyone agreed to disagree, and Jon was made the final judge. Here are the final colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, aqua, and rose (pink).
12/07/98
Today we stopped all map production. From here until we ship, I join the mapmakers and testers in playing maps and writing bugs... or so I thought.
Today, I had dropped into my lap the assignment of converting the 144-plus pages of the game manual into a help file. Anyone who has written a help file knows how huge this task can be. I could probably finish it in a day, but it requires no one bothering me for an extended period of time. Ha!
At this late stage of the production cycle, my entire day is spent meeting with people, making sure people are doing their work, and confirming that what is being done is correct. I don't have time for work. I've made the ugly evolution from game designer to middle manager.
It wasn't like this at the beginning of the project. At the beginning of the project the game designer is the screaming prophet, lost and alone in the desert (or the design process if you prefer).
In the middle of the production process the prophet is being screamed at by all his fellow coworkers who are wondering what to do because the design doc is behind schedule.
At the end of the project, everyone's a screaming prophet, and everyone is screaming at everyone else.
Sometime in the middle of all this screaming I've got to write this help file. Maybe I could give the assignment to Christian Vanover (H3 assistant director). Isn't it the job of a middle manager to delegate?
12/08/98
Yesterday I was wondering where I would find the time to write the game help file. Today I have the answer.... I think I have the flu. This doesn't feel like any 24-hour "see-ya-bye" flu either. This feels like "kneel before Zod!" flu.
All right. I've got a story for you.
Earlier today we "officially" stopped making maps. From here on out, we play, test, and polish the game. This could mean a little, or a lot. If the maps play well the first time out, revisions will be minor. If we end up chucking whole maps, we may find ourselves back to making maps. Thus, we started playing them today. JVC (Jon Van Caneghem, New World's president) ended up playing a notorious map named "Barbarian Breakout."
Ten minutes after he starts, JVC pages me over my phone intercom: "Hey Yoda." (He's been calling me Yoda lately. I don't know why. I'm not sure if I should be honored or offended. On one hand, Yoda is wise and he trains Jedi Knights. On the other hand, he is a short ugly green dude with big ears.) "Enemy hero with six behemoths (one of the highest-level creatures) knocked on my front door on week two, day one."
"Oops. I'll be right there."
As soon as I walked into JVC's office, the razzing began.
"What's with the six behemoths? Is this one of the balanced scenarios?"
"OK, OK. Something's wrong. Turn off the fog."
Jon restarts the scenario, turns off the fog of war, ends turn four times in a row, then right-clicks the enemy hero to see the extent of his forces. Aside from his other three stacks of creatures... he has one stack of six behemoths. Oops.
"All right. Open the map in the editor."
Jon opens the map in the editor. What do we discover? First, the enemy hero starts at level three, and the mapmaker (Dave Botan) has given him four stacks of creatures. In addition, the enemy hero's starting town has three of seven creature generators already prebuilt.
No wonder the enemy was able to recruit behemoths on day four.
Remember the story about the father who comes home from a bad day at work and yells at his wife? She in turn yells at her kid. The kid in turn kicks the dog.
At this point, I'm looking for a dog to kick. So, I hunt down Dave Botan. Immediately, Dave states his defense.
"Everyone says the map's too hard. It isn't. The AI's cheating." (Recently, we discovered the artificial intelligence was exploiting an undiscovered bug allowing it to recruit more creatures than were actually available.)
"The AI doesn't need to cheat. It's already got a huge advantage."
"There's a bug."
"Doesn't matter. Set all players to normal starting conditions."
At this point everyone begins to playfully dog-pile on Dave telling all the reasons why his maps suck. In the end he relented and fixed the map.
12/09/98
I'm not writing from work today. I'm writing from home. I have seven-way-straight-from-the-bottom-of-the-Amazon-flu.
With this kind of flu the logical course of action would be to rest, drink lots of fluids, watch lots of movies, maybe see a doctor. However, I am a game designer and unfamiliar with the ways of logic. A day at home with the flu means I have the opportunity to finish the H3 help file.
Wow.
How pathetic can you get? On my day off to rest and get better, I use the uninterrupted time to convert a 144+ page manual into a help file.
I should get sick more often. I get more work done.
12/10/98
I'm back at work today. Good news... I finished the help file. Bad news... I still have the flu, and because I was so efficient in writing the game help file... I've been given the task of writing the map editor help file. Oh yeah, finish it by Monday.
Monday? There's so much pressure in my head, when I sniff, my eyes want to flee their sockets. My voice has the auditory consistency of sandpaper. Monday? Sure, I'll have it done by Monday.
12/11/98
Well, it's Friday night, and I have yet to see Star Trek: Insurrection. Doubt I'll be seeing it anytime soon.
One of the unmentioned symptoms of crunch time is cultural unawareness. In my time at a previous company I almost missed the entire O.J. trial. I haven't seen a movie since Starship Troopers. I'm not kidding.
12/14/98
I shouldn't have come in to work Thursday and Friday. It really pushed me over the edge. For the past two days I've been laid up with fever and chills. Remarkably, it was the one thing to take my mind off work. Aside from a froggy throat, it seems to have passed.
Enough about my illness. From here on, assume I'm always ill with the flu.
12/15/98
Today NWC (New World Computing) took a brief pause from game development to listen to Trip Hawkins (president of 3DO, NWC's parent company).
Twice a year, Trip makes a formal visit to talk about the company and where we're going as a company. It's a nice break from things.
However, Trip wasn't half as exciting as David Richie (our tools programmer) who sat next to me. Turns out David is coming down with the flu.
Over the course of the meeting, the air conditioning didn't turn on. With over 50 people crammed into a room, it got hot very fast. As the minutes passed, I could see David slowly whither.
I thought he was going to vomit. So basically, for most of the meeting, I sat envisioning how I was going to get out of the way when the volcano erupted.
Luckily, the volcano did not erupt. David left in the middle of the lecture and I haven't seen him since.
12/17/98
Welcome to the end of another working day at NWC. There is still no sign of David Richey. Another one of our programmers, John Krause, called in sick today. David Mullich (the Heroes III director) was ready to take bets on who would call in sick next. Of course, everyone blames me for getting them ill.
As far as your average NWC workday goes, this one was hectic and full of revelation.
Revelation?
Yes. Revelation. Only today did I look at my calendar and realize Christmas was next Friday.
Hectic?
Yes. Hectic. Every now and then I need to wipe my desk clean. This means catching up on all the hand-scrolled notes and stray post-its littered about my desk. When my desk is clean, I'm caught up.
This very act of cleaning makes for a semi-chaotic day. There is much gear shifting and subject changing to close dangling issues.
Add to this my usual parade of visitors, and my first chance to test multiplayer, and it takes great effort to avoid turning into a screaming monkey. Yes, I said screaming monkey.
Frequently, I find myself held hostage in my own office as a line of visitors (testers, programmers, artists, producers, etc.) quickly assemble outside my office in a short period of time, all wanting a piece of my brain.
Today it happened to occur while I was in the middle of a multiplayer game with Jeff Leggett (H3 multiplayer programmer). Simultaneously, I had three people show up and cram themselves into my small office. Each began jockeying for position to ask a question. Meanwhile, Jeff waited on the phone intercom, with Heroes III continually chiming in the background, letting me know it was my turn to play.
At this point you may apply the screaming monkey metaphor.
Despite the great potential for chaos, I asked Jeff to wait, gave my three suitors a number, told them to wait in line, then answered each of their questions.
On the surface, everything looked under control. Little did these poor souls know there was a screaming monkey, trapped in my mind's steel cage, wildly thrashing about in a desperate attempt to escape and turn me into a volcano of anger and lunacy.
When it was over, I took a deep breath, noted the walls weren't sprayed with the blood of innocent coworkers, and returned to my multiplayer game with Jeff.
Heroes II multiplayer wasn't friendly in the least. When it wasn't your turn, all you could do was sit at the computer and stare at the screen like a moron.
Well, thanks to our wonderful network programmer, Jeff Leggett, a moron you will no longer be.
Jeff has finished implementing multiplayer support. Now we're on a bug hunt. So, today, Jeff and I played a multiplayer game in the background while we went about our work.
I must admit, I had a blast. Moments like this make me forget my job is serious work.
12/18/98 Friday
Today I actually managed to catch up on all my notes. Next up, International Translation Kit. It can wait until Sunday. I don't get to enjoy these moments of accomplishment very often.
Being a game designer is nothing more than a life of delayed gratification. You spend the first month of the project "being creative," then spend the next 17 as a bricklayer implementing low-level details and boot-strapping the game design when unforeseen consequences arise.
Tomorrow we have our annual company Christmas party. I won't be going. I see my coworkers every day at work. I don't want to see them in a social environment. It'd be too weird. They'd have, like, spouses and dates and stuff, and wear dress clothes.
We've been told we can dress formal or casual. To me this means torn jeans and a food-stained white T-shirt. To everyone else, this means dress formal, because no one wants to underdress.
I don't want to see any of my coworkers dressed up. The thought frightens me. We're a bunch of geeks. We don't look good in casual wear. Formal wear will only amplify our geekiness.
Only one thing could entice me to go to the Christmas party - seeing the wives go off on the management for working their husbands so hard. I'd pay to see that... provided I wasn't on the receiving end.
By the way... hello to Chris Cross and Brian Reed, two friends I made when I briefly worked at Dreamworks Interactive (I didn't work on Trespasser). They called me today. They'd read the first entry in the Designer Diary and called to tell me what they thought. They then tied me up on the phone for the next 30 minutes while simultaneously sending me e-mail with bizarre and obscene attachments.
01/02/99 Saturday
Well, I'm back at work. The Christmas break was needed. I spent the first three days drinking eggnog, sleeping in 12- and 16-hour shifts, and watching Clinton get impeached.
After I was well rested, the eggnog was all gone, and Clintion was impeached, I did what any game design loser would do... worked on the game while on vacation. Ugh. I'm so pathetic.
My initial goal was to play existing maps. After playing five maps, it was obvious the AI hadn't been fully tested. It tended to sit back and never struck out until it had enough forces to guarantee a win.
This made for very extreme game experiences. Either you never saw the AI, or it came storming out of nowhere, knocked on your door, and politely introduced itself as your doom.
When our AI programmer (Gus Smedstad) gets back from vacation, I'll need to share my findings with him.
Well, seeing as I couldn't really play the game, I turned my attention to our 144-page game manual... much to my horror.
It turns out our second draft of the manual was full of errors. So, with red pen in hand, I promoted myself from game designer to fact checker. Over the next three days, I proceeded to bloody the pages of our beautiful manual.
To say it was tedious would be an understatement. When it was all over, I couldn't read anything if it wasn't written in fine print.
01/04/99 Monday
Today was another screaming monkey day. Why? One word: programmers.
I won't say who, but one of our programmers came into my office and proceeded to yell at me over a feature request he'd been given to program.
Why was he yelling at me? On the surface, it was because I hadn't given him enough details, or I hadn't thought through its impact enough. Or it could have been because it was simply a stupid feature, I didn't know what I was doing, and I was ruining the game.
The real reason? He wasn't sure how to program the task he'd been given, and the specified time frame was short. Instead of calming down, thinking it through, and telling me whether it could or could not be done in the given time frame, he panicked, and chose to vent at me.
Programmers are a unique breed. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Some of my best friends are programmers.
I must admit I am fascinated. I've watched each of our team programmers code. It's very amusing. How they code gives me a unique insight to their personality. For instance...
John Bolton (lead programmer): When John programs, it looks like he's playing chess.
David Richey (tools programmer): David doesn't code. Beforehand, he thinks about his task in depth, like contemplating philosophy, then simply writes it up. Quite often you can look through David's office window and see him bent over in his chair, chin on fist, like The Thinker.
Mark Caldwell (NWC VP): You need to know Mark to really understand, but when Mark codes, it's like he's in a boxing ring, ducking shots, trading blows, and trash talking with the program.
Now take such individuals and do the unthinkable... Make them into a team. Worse yet, force them to have meetings in which they must interact on a social level and agree to work together. Worse yet, force them to interact with right-brained artists and game designers.
It's a wonder any games ever get made.
Join designer Greg Fulton as gives us his very last Designer Diary entry, which tracks the last days of Heroes of Might and Magic III. In these last few days, the team waited anxiously to approve the gold candidate. But there is no rest for Greg, as he mentions a little something about the expansion disc. Join us as we count down the final development of Heroes III.
01/07/99
Ever heard the phrase "thousand tile stare"?
It's a phrase used by our mapmakers. You get the thousand tile stare from making H3 maps all day long.
Today I got the thousand tile stare after making a map for our eventual game demo.
It's a very simple, small map, letting players experience a portion of the game. Hopefully they'll experience enough and feel compelled to buy the game. I've been calling the map "Dead and Buried."
When I finished, I gave it to Chris Vanover (H3 assistant director) to play. Chris is an expert Heroes player. He's a good gauge of the map's difficulty.
Watching Chris play was a lot of fun. It allowed me to take a break from work and finally see the game in action. However, I am the worst person to have over your shoulder when you play.
Why? I'm a backseat driver. It's a bad habit from playing console games with friends.
Thus, I watched Chris play and second-guessed him all the way. We were like two old men spitting and complaining about the best strategy as Chris clicked his way through the game. It was rather humorous.
01/08/99
Today I gave the Dead and Buried map to a few select people to see if anyone could beat it in the allotted time frame of four game weeks.
One of my candidates was Jen Bullard. Jen is the only female tester in the QA area.
Upon entering the test area, I found Jennifer burning a candle at her desk. She wasn't afraid to comment aloud how everyone else in the test area doesn't wash their clothes often enough. She thinks they stink.
No sooner did I sit down to watch Jen play than the verbal bantering between the testers began.
Ryan Den, another one of our testers, was sure he found a bug and asked aloud if anyone had encountered the same bug. No one had. Immediately everyone began shouting "user error." Ryan thought they were all high... until he realized it was user error. Everyone then proceeded to playfully tear into Ryan yet again.
I must admit, our testers are pretty cool. Their interactions are quite amusing. They banter with the voracity of a knife fight, but it's rarely cruel.
01/14/99
Last night was my last chance to revise the game manual. Thus, I decided to pull an all-nighter to finish it. This was my first time being at NWC so late. I also experienced something completely new.
I had been drinking many free Cokes when my bladder reminded me who was really in charge. Without hesitation, I raced to the bathroom. I opened the door. It was dark. This is not unusual. The lights are hooked up to a motion sensor. To save energy, they turn on and off based on the presence of a moving body. Confident the lights would turn on, I strode into the bathroom.
The lights did not illuminate.
Fumbling around in the dark, I was able to find the light switch and flip it on.
Nothing.
Fumbling around some more, I found the door handle and exited the bathroom.
Moving quickly to Mark Caldwell's office (Mark and George were also working late), I told him, "The bathroom lights won't turn on." He said, "Yeah. The bathroom lights don't turn on after midnight." I asked, "How do you go to the bathroom with the lights off?" He answered, "Usually I just feel my way to the urinal."
"I need to take a crap."
"Hey, I wouldn't know anything about that. Get the flashlight from George."
"I need a flashlight?"
"Yeah."
So, I walked to George's office.
"I need the bathroom flashlight."
Giggling to himself under his breath, George reached into his desk and gave me a pocket flashlight. With flashlight in hand I returned to the bathroom where everything went according to plan.
I know game production has its odd moments, but... this one was really odd.
01/18/99
In the last days of a game's production, the game designer makes a desperate attempt to prevent features from being cut to make the deadline. However, if I got all the features I wanted, the game would never ship. Thus, there is always a tug of war between the game designer, management, programmers, and artists, to decide what gets into the game and what gets pushed back to the expansion or sequel.
Today I was doing my best to get a new hero into the game without too much additional programming or art. I realized I could get the results I needed by simply adding a new graphic and customizing an existing game hero. Even better, I could get the graphic from existing art in the intro movie. All the artist had to do was crop a freeze-frame from the movie and give it to our asset manager to be put into the game. I could customize the hero in the editor. All the programmers had to do was recognize the character's unique identification.
Well, we did.
I wonder how much longer I can push my luck.
01/19/99
I have become the Walmart floor manager.
No. I haven't quit my job.
Let me explain.
At this stage in the making of the game, I find myself spending most of my time walking the halls with my Notepad of Oppression waiting for people to call out my name.
The notepad is a list of issues needing resolution. Most people find the notepad humorous unless their name is on it. Ironically, I end up putting my name on the notepad more than anyone else's (I'm oppressing myself).
Regardless, when I am walking the halls and someone calls out my name, I duck into their office to answer their questions. Sometimes this means getting on their phone and calling someone else to clear up an issue. If I don't have the answer, I'm the intermediary.
Thus, I feel like the Walmart floor manager, roaming the isles, taking care of arising issues. All I really need is the blue vest.
01/20/99
For a moment, consider most game manuals. Usually, a manual details the game interface and introduces you to the various game elements. Rarely do these manuals give you true game statistics.
For Heroes III , we wanted to buck this trend. Using the Heroes II strategy guide as a model, we decided to make a big manual loaded with information. This is exactly what we did - 144 pages.
Today we signed off on the manual. Well, no sooner did the ink dry than we discovered some errors. It was terrifying. I literally sat at my desk, looking at the errors I had discovered, and heard the manual mocking me with the chittering of a wild hyena.
There was nothing I could do. It was carved in stone. Now understand, most manuals ship with some errors. This is what the Readme is for. However, several people had gone over this manual time and again, and still there were errors.
I'll never make a big manual again. It's too much upkeep considering the fluidity of game design.
I'm sure I'll lose some sleep over this.
1/25/99
Today the Coke machine caught fire.
Let me repeat this.
Today the Coke machine caught fire.
Since we started crunching, around 7:00pm each night, Mark Caldwell (NWC VP) has been unlocking the Coke machine for free drinks to go with our evening meal. We don't continue pressing the selection buttons for the various drinks. Instead, we literally open up the front half of this big, red, half-ton refrigerator, made to withstand the assaults of the most juvenile of delinquents.
Now, I'm not exactly clear on the details, but one of the testers pulled open the front door to grab a soda from inside. Apparently, some of the electrical wires were sheared, followed by fire and smoke.
Upon seeing the fire and smelling the smoke, the tester grabbed Ben Bent (NWC office manager and part-time game director). He then pointed out the fire in the Coke machine.
With perfect calm, Ben simply unplugged the Coke machine. Poof. The fire went away.
I must admit, I can't help but see the fire in the Coke machine as a metaphor for Heroes III in production. A fire starts, someone panics, and someone else calmly solves the problem.
Truthfully, it's the story of the game production process.
2/07/99 Sunday
Today could be the day.
We've decided to make a "final candidate" CD-ROM for 3DO approval. A final candidate is what we consider "ready to ship." We then send the final candidate to 3DO for them to do shrink-wrap testing.
Tonight, no one leaves the building until the game is finished.
2/08/99 Monday
It's 5:00am Monday morning.
We just started burning the final candidate.
About half the team is still here.
We've been crunching too long. Everyone's burnt.
About 15 minutes ago, Mark starting broadcasting Money For Nothing over everyone's speakerphone.
Ironic.
02/13/99
I am literally weak-kneed. Except for writing this entry, all I intend to do is just sit in my office chair and do everything I possibly can to do nothing.
As of 8:30 Saturday, February 13, we're calling it good Barring last-second crash bugs, the game is done.
It's 9:30, and with the realization the game is done, already I'm beginning to crash.
After crunching for so long, the crash is the aftereffect. This is the time when you finally realize you can relax and return to a somewhat normal life. This is also the flag signaling the release of all the pent-up stress and illness you've been holding off by sheer will for the past six months. Thus... crash.
Wow.
We're done.
02/14/99
Four days after announcing Heroes has gone gold, we're already talking about the expansion pack. Already, I've assembled my map makers. They're good people. With H3 under their belts they should make even better maps for the expansion.
The downside? Chris Vanover is moving onto a different project. Technically Chris was H3's assistant director, but I adopted him as my assistant designer. He was a big help in many of the grunt areas. I was hoping to hand the expansion off to Chris so I could concentrate on the next Heroes.
No such luck.
Ultimately, this means vacation must wait.
(whimper)
Where is a monkey boy when you need one?
02/19/99
David Mullich's (Heroes III director) wife was pregnant and expecting about the same time as E3 last year (Atlanta '98). So, he couldn't go and demonstrate the game.
I was the next logical choice. I know the game better than anyone else, and when needed, I can turn on the charm.
Now don't get me wrong, when I have demoed the game, it has been a delight. Yet, as a game, Heroes III doesn't demo well. It's a turn-based game. It's not a first-person shooter or real-time strategy game. There's no real immediate reward for your attention span to latch onto.
However, Heroes does have a very large, very dedicated following. Thus, most people who want to see Heroes are already fans. This was the case at E3.
At E3 I did the vast majority of the presentations. I did so many I ended up losing my voice. Almost all the people who saw the game were fans of Heroes and liked what they saw. We were so successful, people were taking chairs from the other game stations to sit in front of ours.
Well, the downside to my work at E3 was... I became the demo guy. The downside of being the demo guy is traveling.
I hate traveling.
Once I arrive at my destination, there's no problem. I'm just impatient by nature. I'm also 6'1" and hate sitting in supercramped airline seats.
So, today I got to fly up to 3DO with Peter Ryu (MM7 producer), Keith Francart (MM7 director), and Jeff Blatner (new Heroes producer) to give presentations on MM7 and Heroes III to our Ubi Soft partners and a smattering of European journalists.
As much as I hated getting up at 5:30am and traveling to San Francisco (less than one week after going gold), the trip was amusing for a number of reasons.
Since I have been at New World, Peter Ryu has always worn shorts and sandals. For the presentation, Pete was ordered to wear pants and shoes. Throughout the day, he was wincing as the shoes rubbed his feet raw.
The other amusing part was hanging out with the French chicks from Ubi Soft and the European press.
Last time I was at 3DO I did an H3 presentation to a number of European journalists. Not a French woman among them. It was different this time, and dare I say, worth the trip.
02/22/99
David Mullich (H3 director), George Ruof (H3 programmer), and I are the only members of the team in the building today. Everyone else is on vacation.
Over the weekend I began my self-rehabilitation for returning to the real world.
When you do nothing but work 12-14 hours a day, seven days a week, and then it all comes to an abrupt halt, you suddenly find you have all this spare time on your hands.
Ultimately, you become bored. You don't know what to do with yourself because your "normal" situation meant working on the game... but the game is finished. Normal has become different and no longer normal.
A logical assumption for curing this boredom would be a vacation. Not yet. I've got to write the design for the expansion disc. I've got two weeks before it is due. After hammering out the specs, everyone will be briefed, then I can go on vacation.
I've got it all planned out. I haven't seen my parents since Christmas of 1997. So, I'm going to go back home and sit in the rocking chair in front of my dad's big-screen TV and watch nothing but cable television for at least two weeks. You heard me. Nothing but CNN Headline News for two weeks. If by then I'm not properly vegetated, I'll watch it for another week. Then I'll track down my old high school girlfriend and see if she's still single.
I've set up an e-mail address for your feedback about the game when it hits the shelves. This e-mail is merely for player feedback and suggestions. I will be the one reading the e-mails, and most likely, I won't be answering any of them. So, don't flame me if I don't respond. [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
I've enjoyed writing these diaries. I wish I had been able to dedicate more time to them.
My apologies to Elliott Chin (who made these diaries possible). Elliott wanted me to talk about the design philosophy behind H3. After practicing design philosophy 12-14 hours a day, I couldn't bring myself to write a diary about it. So, I thought I'd do "a day in the life." I hope you enjoyed my tongue-in-cheek account.
I leave you with the following words I once heard the great Jon Van Caneghem speak, "When it's all over you'll forget how hard it was and do it all over again."
He's right. We will.
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2023.06.06 16:36 elbattinson [QCrit] THE OTHER GIRLS, YA Supernatural Romance (75K)

This is my Nanowrimo project that I’m currently doing my first revision pass on. I know that comping Twilight is a no no but it’s also what I read in preparation for starting this project. I wanted to write sapphic Twilight.I’m always unsure of what stakes to include in query letters. I hit most of the novel’s major stakes below but the entire first act is mostly internal conflict that transitions into external conflict by the second act and I’m never sure how to word that in query format (any advice is appreciated!) A stake I was iffy on was whether or not to include that the main character is coming into her sexuality, because whereas that is a subtle pull to the story, it’s not what I wanted to focus on beyond the other factors in the manuscript.
Any advice is appreciated! I'm still very new to query writing and despite lurking here for ages and previously posting a QCrit for a now scrapped project, I always feel like a deer trying to walk on ice when I'm preparing my query.***
Dear, Agent.
Seventeen-Year Old Harper Bloom has everything. A spot on the cheerleading team, perfect grades, and the adoration of her peers of course. She even has a cute boyfriend. A really cute boyfriend. Everyone loves high-school clichés and she checks her own boxes one by one until she carves out the life she wants at Silver Creek High. At least- she does until she finds out Chris is cheating on her.
Maybe taking a tire iron to his car about it isn’t Harper’s best idea, but it’s how she deals with his betrayal. With Spirit Week and homecoming hot on her heels, she has to decide what kind of ex-girlfriend to be: The sobbing mess or the stone cold bitch? Losing Chris feels like a relief, but he still ruined her shot at the perfect senior year. Harper’s chances at recovering from this unforeseen roadblock are fleeting. She planned her senior year around her cliché docket from choosing to date a football player in the first place all the way to prom. Life seriously can’t throw her another curveball or she might lose it.
Enter curveball number 2, Kate Babineaux. The new girl. She’s tall, dark, and irrevocably beautiful. Kate is everything Harper isn’t: an effortless girls’ girl. Kate slides into her life like the puzzle piece Harper didn’t even know she was missing. Even Jeni, Harper’s best friend, seems to agree. For the first time in Harper’s life, she has the friend group she’s always seen on the TV shows she binged as a starry eyed kid. All that’s missing is the romance, real romance, not the crap Chris was trying to sell her.
Everything changes when Jeni goes missing. Chris’ ever increasing temper reaches a new height, Mr. Crawford starts dodging her questions, and Kate’s darkness extends beyond her appearance. The police say everything is fine, but Harper knows better. If she wants any answers she’ll have to go into the woods herself to hunt them down and Harper’s always kept her eyes on her prize. The only difference now is her adjusted rulebook, the woods, and what Kate’s been hiding from her.
THE OTHER GIRLS (75,000) is a YA Supernatural Romance that combines the supernatural elements of Twilight with the coming of age themes of Ladybird. I’m currently in my senior year of my English degree at [University]. In my spare time when I’m not wish fulfilling what baby gay me would’ve loved reading, I’m taking care of my dog and binge playing The Sims 4.
EDIT: I realized post reading (and struggling to log in to reddit, oops.) That I completely didn't include the important bit about Kate being a vampire. I was looking at a query letter form while and it completely slipped my mind while I was clicking back and forth. Thank you everyone who commented with this. I just totally blanked on it.
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2023.06.05 19:19 RFC2001 Rebooking Every WWE PPV from WrestleMania 1 - WrestleMania 40 - Part 46 (Long)

Unforgiven 2007
Date: 16/9/07
Location: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
WWE Tag Team Championship:
Matt Hardy & MVP (c) vs Deuce ‘n Domino
Women’s Championship:
Candice Michelle (c) vs Beth Phoenix
Triple H vs Carlito
(Triple H insults Vince McMahon on Carlito’s Cabana and McMahon tells Triple H he wishes he never came back. Carlito says the lack of respect Trips has shown to Vince McMahon is disgusting and someone needs to teach him a lesson so Vince books this match and has the utmost confidence in Carlito to make Triple H pay. Triple H says the beating he’s going to give Carlito will be cool before moving onto bigger things. Triple H wins although after the match, he’s attacked by… Umaga! Umaga gives Triple H a Samoan drop and stands over him, much to the delight of Vince.)
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs Tommy Dreamer
(Tommy Dreamer wins a #1 Contender’s Match against The Miz to earn this opportunity. Tommy Dreamer says a main goal he has is to become the ECW champion after years of dediciation, blood, sweat and tears for the land of extreme. CM Punk says Dreamer is a god of ECW who has nothing but his admiration and respect but he’s not losing his title any time soon again to anyone, especially the old guard. Punk retains and shakes Tommy Dreamer’s hand after the match.)
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (c) vs The World’s Greatest Tag Team
(After the match, Shelton Benjamin turns on Charlie Haas. Benjamin is traded to ECW after the PPV and The Gold Standard is born.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Batista (c) vs Finlay w/Little Bastard vs Kane vs Rey Mysterio
(Batista says now that he’s back on top of the food chain on SmackDown again, he welcomes all challengers. Finlay interrupts and says Batista’s next challenge is going to be him because he’s worked his arse off to the point he can no longer be overlooked. Rey Mysterio comes out and says with all due respect to Batista because he loves him, he wants the chance to relive the dream again even if it’s at his expense, especially after just having almost a year of his career took away from him. Kane then makes a case for himself saying Batista hasn’t ever defended his title against him and if he got the chance, he’d become the World Heavyweight Champion in one attempt. Batista says he doesn’t care who it is, he’ll face all 3 of them if he has to. Teddy Long announces that’ll be the case at Unforgiven. Batista retains by pinning Finlay.)
WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs John Cena (By Disqualification)
(John Cena invokes his rematch clause at Unforgiven. Cena promises to regain the title at the first time of asking and says Randy Orton is nothing but a coward. Randy Orton in order to get into Cena’s head, slaps his father on Raw in the build up and makes it very personal. During the match, Randy Orton pulls Cena’s father over the barricade and punts him in the skull. Cena then flips and attacks Orton with a steel chair which results in him being disqualified. Cena then delivers an FU to Orton through the announce table and goes backstage with his dad who’s being carried out on a stretcher.)
Casket Match:
The Undertaker vs Mark Henry
(After weeks of mind games and vignettes, The Undertaker returns and wants revenge on Mark Henry. Taker on the vignette tells Mark Henry their match will be a casket match and at Unforgiven, Mark Henry will Rest in Peace! The Undertaker wins on his return after he manages to hit Henry with a Tombstone Piledriver before putting him in the casket.)
Note:
(John Cena tears his pectoral muscle on the Raw before No Mercy, putting him out indefinitely.)
No Mercy 2007
Date: 7/10/07
Location: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
No Holds Barred Match - Winner faces the WWE Champion in the main event:
Triple H vs Umaga
(Umaga is hired by Vince McMahon to deliver consequences to Triple H after being severely disrespected by The Game. Vince says Triple H is going to wish he never came back after Umaga’s done with him and announces that he’ll face the Samoan Bulldozer at No Mercy in a No Holds Barred Match. After John Cena gets injured, Jonathan Coachman announces that the winner of this match will face Randy Orton in the main event for the WWE Championship in a Last Man Standing match. Triple H wins in a bloody encounter to seal his spot in the main event.)
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (c) vs Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Rey Mysterio vs Jamie Noble
(Vickie Guerrero who’s just been named the new GM of SmackDown is disrespected by Jamie Noble who claims if her name wasn’t Guerrero, she wouldn’t be in her role. Guerrero tells Noble for his comments, he’ll pay so she books him in a match with someone she knows well, Rey Mysterio! Mysterio beats a confident Noble who arrogantly thought he’d easily win because Mysterio’s smaller than him.)
Intercontinental Championship:
Jeff Hardy (c) vs Carlito
The Brothers of Destruction vs Mark Henry & Big Daddy V w/Matt Striker
(After Unforgiven, Mark Henry continues to go after The Undertaker although this time with someone by his side, Big Daddy V! As a result, Kane evens the odds for his brother and Vickie Guerrero books a tag team match to take place at No Mercy.)
Women’s Championship:
Beth Phoenix (c) vs Candice Michelle
Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match for the ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs Tommy Dreamer
(Tommy Dreamer challenges CM Punk to one more match for the ECW Championship. Punk happily accepts and tells Dreamer once again they’ll elevate ECW but he’ll also emerge victorious again, especially in his hometown of Chicago. Tommy Dreamer says his days are numbered in wrestling but he’ll be going nowhere until he at least wins the ECW Championship again. New ECW GM Armando Estrada announces that this match will be a Barbed Wire Steel Cage Match! Dreamer says he doesn’t care how much blood he loses, it’ll be worth it in the end when he leaves CM Punk’s hometown of Chicago as the new ECW Champion. CM Punk retains in a bloody affair in his hometown.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Batista (c) vs Finlay w/Little Bastard
(Finlay cheats in a match against Rey Mysterio to earn this opportunity against Batista. Finlay says The Animal is nothing but hype and he’ll give him an old fashioned Belfast beat down at No Mercy. Batista says Finlay is an idiot who’s best weapon isn’t even the Shillelagh, it’s that dumb little troll they call Little Bastard. During this match, Little Bastard tries to help Finlay win the title by handing him his Shillelagh when the referee isn’t looking but Batista is aware of the potential threat tactic and overcomes Finlay to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.)
Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs Triple H
(Triple H comes into this match banged up and tired from his match against Umaga earlier in the night. The Cerebral Assassin puts a fight but in the end, Randy Orton totally capitalises and retains his championship after he RKO’s Triple H through the announce table and The Game fails to make the count of 10.)
Note:
(Shawn Michaels returns on the Raw after No Mercy and beats the hell out of Randy Orton for putting him out of action.)
Cyber Sunday 2007
Date: 28/10/07
Location: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
United States Championship:
MVP (c) vs Kane (fan voted) (By Disqualification)
(The fans choose Kane to be MVP’s opponent for the United States Championship. MVP gets himself disqualified after hitting Kane over the head with the title before retreating.)
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (c) vs Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Falls Count Anywhere Match - Fan Voted:
Rey Mysterio vs Finlay w/Little Bastard
Intercontinental Championship:
Jeff Hardy (c) vs Mr. Kennedy (fan voted)
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs The Miz
(The Miz wins a Battle Royal to earn this opportunity against CM Punk. The Miz says his journey from Tough Enough to now will have it’s next step towards greatness at Cyber Sunday when he beats CM Punk for the ECW Championship. Miz demands to be taken seriously and CM Punk says at Cyber Sunday, he’ll take him serious just like he does every opponent he faces even though he most likely shouldn’t take Miz serious because he’s nothing but a jackass. After the match, John Morrison attacks CM Punk and The Miz joins in on the beatdown.)
Stretcher Match - Fan Voted:
Triple H vs Umaga
(Vince McMahon is furious that Triple H didn’t appear to shake Randy Orton’s hand the night after No Mercy so he once again sends Umaga after him to teach him a lesson. Triple H says The Samoan Ass kisser should’ve stayed away after he beat him at No Mercy but instead he comes back for more and promises he’ll regret it.)
WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs Shawn Michaels (By Disqualification)
(Shawn Michaels wants revenge on Randy Orton for costing him 5 months of his career and demands a match for Orton’s beloved WWE Championship at Cyber Sunday. Orton grants him the match because he wants to kill the legend of Shawn Michaels even further by not only beating him to a pulp but also admits he has a desire to put him on the shelf again after he attacked him although this time for good. Shawn Michaels tunes up the band and is about to win this match with a Sweet Chin Music but The Legend Killer blatantly hits him a low blow and intentionally gets himself disqualified. Orton continues to attack Michaels and hits him with an RKO before walking away with his title.)
World Heavyweight Championship - Stone Cold Steve Austin is the Special Guest Referee (Fan Voted):
Batista (c) vs The Undertaker
(On the SmackDown after No Mercy, The Undertaker confronts Batista and signals that he’s wanting back the World Heavyweight Championship so Vickie Guerrero books the match. It’s highly emphasised in the build up that Batista has never beaten Undertaker after 3 attempts and he feels like he has a huge chip on his shoulder to finally overcome his demon. Batista says Taker still doesn’t intimidate him, he never has and promises he’ll finally slay The Deadman at Cyber Sunday. The fans choose Stone Cold Steve Austin to be the referee. Batista’s determination and focus finally pays off as he delivers two Batista Bombs to The Undertaker and pins him clean to retain the World Heavyweight Championship in his hometown.)
Notes:
(Matt Hardy & MVP lose the WWE Tag Team Championship against John Morrison & The Miz on SmackDown. After the match, MVP turns on Matt Hardy and breaks his ankle. This writes Hardy off of TV.)
Survivor Series 2007
Date: 18/11/07
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (c) vs Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes
Survivor Series Tag Team Match:
Team Mickie James (Mickie James, Candice Michelle, Maria, Michelle McCool & Torrie Wilson) vs Team Beth Phoenix (Beth Phoenix, Melina, Jillian Hall, Victoria & Layla)
(Sole Survivors: Mickie James & Michelle McCool)
ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs The Miz vs John Morrison
(The Miz and John Morrison announce their alliance on ECW because they have a common enemy, CM Punk. They say Punk being on top of ECW is a joke when it’s them that should be in the spotlight because they’re the future of the company. Punk says both men aren’t ECW Champion because they don’t have his desire and dedication. Punk also says to show his dedication as well as his talent, he’ll fight both of them if he has to which Armando Estrada grants him his wish and books a triple threat match at Survivor Series. Miz & Morrison promise one of them will become ECW Champion and remain a team meanwhile Punk promises to embarrass both men in what he knows will be a glorified handicap match. CM Punk overcomes the odds to retain his championship.)
Survivor Series Tag Team Match:
Team Triple H (Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Kane, Rey Mysterio & Finlay) w/Little Bastard vs Team Umaga (Umaga, MVP, Mr. Kennedy, Big Daddy V & Mark Henry) w/Matt Striker
(Matt Hardy was originally meant to be in this match but after being attacked by MVP, he’s replaced by Finlay who’s just turned face.)
(Sole Survivors: Triple H & Jeff Hardy)
WWE Championship - Shawn Michaels is banned from using Sweet Chin Music and if Randy Orton is disqualified, he’ll lose the WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs Shawn Michaels
(Shawn Michaels attacks Randy Orton on the Raw after Cyber Sunday in retaliation to the assault Orton gave him while cowardly getting himself disqualified and hits him with a Sweet Chin Music. Michaels demands another match with Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Orton accepts on the condition that Shawn Michaels is banned from using the Sweet Chin Music. Michaels accepts but also on the condition that if Randy Orton is disqualified like he was at Cyber Sunday, he’ll lose the WWE Championship. Orton accepts and saus Michaels is nothing without the super kick. Michaels attempts to hit Sweet Chin Music but stops when he realises its banned. Orton capitalises quickly, hits an RKO out of nowhere and pins Michaels to retain the WWE Championship.)
Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship:
Batista (c) vs The Undertaker
(After Cyber Sunday, Batista says he’s proven that he can beat The Undertaker even though it was something he was doubting himself over after constantly hearing he never done so. Batista then says he’s won 1, Taker’s won 1, they’ve had 2 draws so that makes them even. Taker interrupts and tells Batista this isn’t over because not only are they even but he has the one thing that he wants which is the World Championship. Batista says if Taker wants a rematch and one final battle, he’s got it. Taker tells Batista… Hell in a Cell! Batista promises to end this for good meanwhile Taker says Batista will Rest in Peace! During the match, Taker hits Batista with Tombstone Piledriver on the steel steps and covers Batista only for a camera man to pull the referee out of the ring. The camera man is… Edge! Edge smashes The Undertaker over the head with a camera, gives him the Con-Chair-To and puts Batista on top of The Deadman. The referee reluctantly makes the three count, Batista retains the World Heavyweight Championship! Edge then also gives Batista a Con-Chair-To as Survivor Series draws to a close.)
Notes:
(Chris Jericho returns on the Raw after Survivor Series.)
(It’s revealed that Edge and Vickie Guerrero are in a relationship and Vickie told Edge to screw over The Undertaker at Survivor Series. The Deadman then proceeds to Tombstone Vickie Guerrero on the SmackDown after Survivor Series.)
Armageddon 2007
Date: 16/12/07
Location: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WWE Tag Team Championship:
John Morrison & The Miz (c) vs Jesse & Festus
Women’s Championship:
Beth Phoenix (c) vs Victoria
(Victoria leaves the company not long after this match.)
United States Championship:
MVP (c) vs Rey Mysterio (By Countout)
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs Big Daddy V w/Matt Striker
(Big Daddy V wins a Battle Royal to become the #1 Contender for the ECW Championship. Matt Striker warns CM Punk that his days are numbered when he faces this 500 pound mountain of a man. Punk says he’s overcome plenty of challenges but Big Daddy V is his biggest but promises he’ll find a way and find a way he does. Big Daddy V exposes the turn buckle, runs towards Punk who moves and smashes his face off the exposed turnbuckle knocks himself out. Punk then delivers an elbow drop from the top rope and pins Big Daddy V to retain the ECW Championship.)
#1 Contender’s Match for the WWE Championship:
Triple H vs Jeff Hardy
(After Survivor Series, Vince McMahon announces that although they might’ve been partners at Survivor Series, Triple H and Jeff Hardy will be opponents at Armageddon! Vince also says there’s a catch, the winner will face the WWE Champion at the Royal Rumble! Jeff Hardy wins this match via a roll up and Triple H can’t believe it. After the match, Triple H shakes Hardy’s hand and walks away in a bit of frustration.)
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (c) vs Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes
Shawn Michaels vs Mr.Kennedy
WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs Chris Jericho
(Chris Jericho interrupts Randy Orton during his highly anticipated return! Jericho says he’s back to once again become the WWE Champion and most importantly to save the fans from The Age of Orton! Orton says while Jericho’s been gone for 2 years, he’s solidified himself as the man, especially after injuring John Cena and he’ll have no hesitation injuring Y2J but this time he’ll not only be gone for 2 years, he’ll be gone for good! During the match, Jericho has Orton in the Walls of Jericho while the referee is down and Orton is tapping. JBL who’s pissed off at Jericho throwing Orton over the announce table onto him delivers a Clothesline from Hell to Jericho. Orton capitalises when the referee is regaining consciousness and pins Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Batista (c) vs Edge vs The Undertaker
(After it’s revealed that Vickie Guerrero and Edge are in a relationship, she reveals The Undertaker won’t be getting another shot at Batista’s title and rewards Edge with a match against Batista because he never lost the title. After The Undertaker hits Vickie with a Tombstone on the SmackDown after Survivor Series, Teddy Long is temporarily back in charge and has bad news for Edge, the match for the World Heavyweight Championship at Armageddon will be a triple threat match with The Deadman added! Edge is furious and wants Batista to back him up on the fact they should be facing each other on one. Batista tells him he should be facing someone one on one but it should be The Undertaker and not him. Batista goes on to say Edge is nothing but a slimy little weasel and he’s going to punch his teeth down his throat for getting involved at Survivor Series and attacking him also. During the match, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder appear dressed like Edge and get involved and it causes slight confusion to the referee. The Undertaker then delivers a Tombstone Piledriver to Batista only for Edge to smash The Deadman over the back of the head with a chair and capitalise as he pins Batista to win the World Heavyweight Championship!)
Note:
(Ric Flair returns on the Raw after Armageddon. Flair says he’ll never retire and will be wrestling till the day he’s no longer breathing! Vince McMahon interrupts and tells Flair to stop dreaming because the next time he loses a match, his career is over!)
And that’s part 46! I hope you all enjoyed this part of the project and stick along as we head into 2008. I’ll be back very soon for part 47 where we’ll see a memorable Royal Rumble, Floyd Mayweather appear on WWE TV and The Rated R Superstar look to further cement himself as The Ultimate Opportunist at WrestleMania! Stay tuned.
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2023.06.05 17:24 AhmedNSane94 Andrew Tate Full Uncut BBC Interview

You can watch the whole interview by clicking here. 30:48 She asked him to apologize. LMAO Desperate much? No wonder he calls it the Matrix. It really feels like a glitch in the Matrix. No wonder I hate watching BS like this. It's a complete waste of time. Such a weird pathetic trend to bully public figures into apologizing for making silly/sarcastic comments that are clearly taken out of context. Even if he were serious, why would the media take him seriously to the point of wanting to cause irreparable damage to his reputation? I just don't get it. Nothing he does sound like Charles Manson or David Koresh. I've barely started watching his content. Yeah, the guy sounds overly confident, and he tells people to use the same tactics that everybody else is using (including woke companies), so what's the big deal? If a woke company uses hot women in their ads, it's all right, but if Andrew Tate tells people to use hot women in ads, it's misogyny? Is Andrew Tate the only guy on the planet who employs cam girls? Is the media trying to destroy him like the FBI did Kim Dotcom? So every time someone makes it big, somebody else needs to remind them of what happened to the Roman Empire? Once again, no wonder he calls it the Matrix. It really feels like this thing is never gonna end. Stuff like this makes me regret using social media again after a 4-year break. What a joke! I've never seen such incompetence, and I thought BBC was supposed to have top-notch journalists. 📷 The fact that they banned the official edited interview in the UK only proves Andrew's points about legacy media. Chris Rock was right when he said, and I paraphrase, "Back in the day, people had to work harder than you in order to get your job, but now all they gotta do is wait for you to say something dumb." 📷
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2023.06.05 16:28 WinAxelWin TD Reboot Season 2 Episode 5 MY WAY - 12 angry campers


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Episode 5: 12 angry campers
CHALLENGE
The final 12 go to court. Both teams will be working on an elementary legal case and they have 1 hour to determine who is guilty. However, not everyone will be participating. At the start, each team will choose one member from the opposing team to sit out and be the presenter. This person will be in a different room and instead of solving the case with the rest of the team, they will be presenting the case, explaining the logic behind their team's final decision. Since the presenter does not have access to the problem, their teammates will prepare a cheat sheet, 50 words max, and place it in a red envelope. It is up to the presenter to use this cheat sheet and present the case as best as they can, with as few leaps of logic as possible. The presenters will have 3 minutes to talk. Chris, Chef and 3 interns will judge and decide which team presents the case better.

The puzzle (*Taken from an American brain teaser*)
An elementary school teacher in Toronto named Mrs. Pertsch had her purse stolen. The thief had to be Jonesy, Caitlin, Jude, Nikki, or Jen. When questioned, each child made three statements:
Jonesy: (1) I didn't take the purse (2) I have never in my life stolen anything (3) Nikki did it
Caitlin: (4) I didn't take the purse (5) My daddy is rich enough, and I have a purse of my own (6) Jen knows who did it
Jude: (7) I didn't take the purse dude (8) I didn't know Jen before I enrolled in this school dude (9) Nikki did it dude
Nikki: (10) I am not guilty (11) Jen did it (12) Jonesy is lying when he says I stole the purse
Jen: (13) I didn't take the teacher's purse (14) Caitlin is guilty (15) Jude can vouch for me because he knows me since I was born
Later, each child admitted two of their statements were true and one was false. Who stole the purse?

SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. While the final answer is important, if both teams have the incorrect answer, how they explain their thinking is what will make the difference...
  2. Both presenters do a terrible job but one messes up more than the other...
  3. Ripper goes around in circles a lot and may end up confusing everybody...
  4. Lots of Damien + Priya, Emma + Bowie interactions in this episode! Is Pramien official? Are Emma and Bowie starting to get closer again??...
  5. Zee is selected as the Panthers' spokesperson because the Coyotes believe he will mess up. Are they correct? And who will be presenting the case for the Coyotes? This last person (who is unknown so far) means you know my final 12: Priya, Damien, MK, Bowie, Emma, Axel, Nichelle, Julia, Ripper, Wayne, Zee, _____ . Who is this last person?...
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2023.06.05 13:05 Genderless_freak06 keep having dreams of my ex apologizing...?

context: irl my now ex broke up with me cause he wanted to convert to islam and couldnt do that while dating me, a couple days later i found out he cheated on me a month b4. he knew i was hurt by this cause i screamed at him for it and he saw tears in my eyes.
in my dream i was at my house (living room) with said ex (jake) and a couple of friends (ava and chris). we were all laughing and joking around and jake turned to me and all he said was "im sorry" i asked him what happened and he said "im rlly sorry for what i did to you i hurt you... but i still love you". then he continued "remember that time... when we were in criminal justice? i was sitting on the desk and you were standing next to me playing with my hand?... that was it, that was the moment i feel in love with u". the thing is that what he said was an actual memory i made with jake, he recited a memory in my dream. chris had got jakes attention and said "what happened with you and Alex (me)??" all jake said was "i made a mistake... a rlly bad one" he looked at me with tears in his eyes and told me "i love you and im rlly sorry Alex."
this dream happened about 3 times already, usually containing different memories he recalls. why does this keep happening?
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2023.06.05 13:03 Ok_Lab_7113 Cheated on after 4 year relationship

I will start with some context. My girlfriend (24f) and I (24m) have been together for more than 4 years at this point. When we got together, she was still recovering from a very abusive relationship (mentally and physically) she had a year prior, and I helped her recover through that. She became extremely attached to me, and I to her, and the thought of her cheating me seemed impossible. Throughout our relationship, we have talked a bunch of times about cheating in relationships, and we both agreed that it cannot solve any problems, and communication should be the solution always. And I believed that from her, as she didn't show any interest in other boys anytime while I was with her.
In the last year she had become somewhat more distant, and started doing things that I didn't know she was into (perhaps she didn't either). Mainly she started to go to clubs with her best friend, saying that she wants to dance. I told her, and she knew, that that kind of fun just isn't my thing, and I didn't want to go there just to be her bodyguard. At first I didn't think too much of it, as I believed she or her friend would handle any situation that might appear with guys flirting with her. But after a couple of weeks, while we were looking at something on her phone, she received a message from someone named "Chris I think" (name changed for privacy reasons). The "I think" part seemed off to me, and I asked her about it. Apparently some rando guy told her she looks nice and asked for her number, and she gave it to him. Her excuse was that she was drunk. That is when I started to become suspicious regarding her. I confronted her about this, as I thought she just went there to dance with her friend (foolish, I know, but that was how much I trusted her back then). The result was a huge fight, in which she snapped that I was too jealous and controlling about this. My argument was that she has no volition when she gets drunk, and neither she or her friend would do anything if a couple of guys would get them drunk, or drug them and take them or whatever.
We somewhat recovered from that fight in the months that followed, but I still felt some resentment from her regarding that. She also started saying that I am judging her whenever she would tell me something more sensitive. Around this time I also started looking in secret at her messages. She continued talking with that guy, but it wasn't anything to worry about, mostly idle talk coming from him, every couple of weeks or so.
Fast forward to a few days ago. It was a long time since I looked through her messages. I thought the relationship was going pretty good, I was investing time and effort into it continually. She still seemed kind of distant, but in her words she was "just stressed and tired" from university classes and work. I believed that, as I am also stressed and tired from that, but I guess everyone has different thresholds. I however thought one night, while she was sleeping, to look through her messages to see what is up. One of the latest chats was with that "Chris I think" guy, from the previous night, when I thought she went to bed early. At 3 am she was sending him pictures of her in the club, saying she was drunk. I was furious, but I didn't tell her anything at that moment. I started looking for other chats. And there it was. Some random guy, again with a strange name (can't remember it). Their conversation seemed a bit on the intimate side (no sexting or anything, but not that far). So I went to the beginning of the conversation with him. 3 months ago, he got her number after meeting her on the street. A few days after, she told him out of the blue to "not tell anyone about what they are doing in the bed". Suffice to say, that was the moment I snapped. I woke her up, asked her if she would tell me if she cheated. She said "yes, of course". A few moments of silence, and she asked where her phone was. I handed it to her, and she stormed off the room on her own.
Since then she had told me what happened. She got extremely drunk that night with her friend, at her place. She was sad at that period about our relationship, that she believed she cannot talk to me, and that I don't give her enough time (although I have always given her time everytime I could. If she had told me it was this bad for her, I would have given her even more). So she went off on a walk alone that night, and texted that guy. She then went to his place, kissed him, embraced him and slept in his arms, or at least that is what she told me.
She is desperately trying now to get back with me, saying she loves me and it will never happen again. That she will try to get therapy and work on our relationship, fixing all that is broken. I am very close to believe her, but my heart is still broken. I do not know if I could continue a relationship with her, especially knowing that we were ramping up for living togheter, marriage and the stuff, while she was hiding this from me.
What should I do? Is what she did that bad that it warrants no second chances? Should I walk on my ego and accept her back?
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2023.06.05 04:49 amastop02 ACW Universe Update

For my fellow AI v AI Universe nerds, here’s an update on what’s happening in Amastop Championship Wrestling’s. My Universal spreadsheet is attached. I think it’s AWESOME! It’s a bit congested, but once you understand it, its the easiest thing to read and update.
UNIVERSE CONTEXT: ALL MATCHES are AI v AI. I’ve only taken control of a wrestler if one of them were glitched out outside the ring. Only time I influence a match is if it’s for a storyline, and even then it’s rare. Only champions have PAYBACKS, or wrestler will get a PAYBACK if I need a storyline match. I made my universe a FIFA style table. A match winner gets 3-points for a win. An additional point for a submission. If a match is a 4-STAR match, both wrestlers get a point. I did my universe this way to prevent it from getting boring, or the same wrestlers fighting every week. Each wrestler competes to climb the table and be better. All titles are cross brand, with the two brands being WWE and WCW. My minor brands are NXT, an affiliate of WWE, and THUNDER, an affiliate of WCW. All “light heavyweight” and “Cruiserweight” wrestlers are classified as CRUISERWEIGHT.
UNIVERSE UPDATE: Moving into August following Bash At The Beach, Steve Austin finally took the Universal Championship from Hollywood Hogan after being the #1 Contender since launch. Now that Hogan is no longer the Universal Champion, questions remain if he’ll be able to avoid Goldberg’s wrath, whom was cheated out of the initial Universal Championship Tournament by Hogan and the NWO. Becky Lynch retains the the Universal Woman’s Championship, defeating Bianca Belair for the second time. The Outsiders retained the Tag Team Championships, preventing the NWO from losing all their titles. The NWO are starting to come into some real heat from the rest of WCW due to their “antics”, with Eric Bischoff leading the charge. The likes of Sting, Goldberg, Steve Austin and the Uso’s having suffered defeats to “NWO antics”, we’ll have to wait and see what comes of this as we move int SummerSlam. Roman Reigns has remained the #1 wrestler in ACW, but cannot seem to defeat Steve Austin to finally become the #1 contender for WWE. Now that Austin is champion, questions remain if Roman Reigns will finally get his shot at the Universal Championship, after dropping the Intercontinental Title.
The WCW has been a powerhouse when it comes to winning titles, being 6-2 when the title is on the line against a cross brand opponent. But both brands are evenly matched, being WWE 10-10 WCW (2-3 tag team) in 20 total matches.
Biggest Universal disappointments have been Triple H, Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero. While Triple and Jericho haven’t been able to get it going and gain some good momentum, Eddie has been 1 of 2 wrestlers who hasn’t won a match at all.
And lastly, my biggest surprises. Both of Austin’s loses have come to Hogan. While Austin completely dominates every match, including handing Roman Reigns 2 of his 3 loses, he cannot seem to defeat Hogan in a one-on-one, only winning the title off of Hogan in a Triple Threat match that included Goldberg, where Goldberg took out Hogan before being put down by a Stunner. In an Intercontinental Unification match (2 out of 3), Roman Reigns soundly defeated Goldberg in both matches without needing a third match, but in his first title defense, he drops the title to Kevin Owens.
Stay tuned as we head toward SummerSlam (Aug). Will Becky Lynch and Dean Malenko continue their title reigns, moving into their third month? Is this now the age of Stone Cold, or will the “Head of the Table” finally achieve his goal? Having lost the top prize, will the NWO turn up the heat in the Universe, or will the WCW make them go from “Too Sweet”, to cold and sour. And as King of the Ring (Sept) qualifying is set to kick off before SummerSlam, a tournament of 48 men and 16 women, who will become the #1 Contender at Halloween Havoc (Oct). STAY TUNED.
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2023.06.04 23:30 SLEG48 All Stars’s Elimination Order with all normal elimination ceremonies and no team swaps

Episode 1: Heroes lose, and Lindsay is voted off for her bad driving skills (canon)
Episode 2: Villains lose, and Lightning is voted off for counting the statue pieces incorrectly (canon)
Episode 3: Villains lose again, and Jo is voted off for shooting her own teammates out of the game (canon)
Episode 4: Chris reveals Sam’s cheating in the pancake challenge, so the Heroes lose and go to the elimination ceremony. Sam is voted off, instead of disqualified, for cheating
Episode 5: Heroes lose, and Courtney wants Mike voted off for him reverting back to his normal personality, thus allowing the Villains to beat him in the race to the finish line. Mike, Zoey, and Cameron are in a friendship alliance though, and they try to convince Sierra (since she is in love with Cameron/Camcody) to vote off Courtney instead for her bad attitude. Sierra may or may not vote with them, but it doesn’t matter since the ROTI trio has the majority vote. Either way, in a 3-2 or 4-1 vote, Courtney is voted off
Episode 6: With a score of 17-6 (assuming a Villain can catch the egg that Heather threw at the last minute, instead of Cameron), Villains still lose regardless due to Mike and Zoey’s giant egg deposit. Heather’s plan falls through after Alejandro steals her immunity idol, and uses it at the elimination ceremony in a 4-1 vote (4 votes aren’t counted for Alejandro, and the 1 allowed vote was for her). Heather is voted off (canon)
Episode 7: Heroes lose like in canon. But it’s a normal elimination ceremony so the Villains don’t vote off a Hero. Instead, Sierra is voted off in a 3-1 vote due to her unhealthy obsession with Cameron
Episode 8: The teams merge, and Alejandro wins immunity like in canon. Duncan blows up Chris’s cottage, and although heartbroken, Chris still holds a normal elimination ceremony. Scott votes Cameron for using him as shark bait and so does Alejandro to target the ROTI alliance. Duncan votes for Mike since he realizes that Mal is in control. Zoey, Cameron, and “Mike” befriend Gwen and bring her into their alliance. The four decide to vote for Duncan since he destroyed Chris’s house and Gwen broke up with him. In a 4-2-1 vote, Duncan is eliminated.
Episode 9: Gwen wins immunity in the Feral Zeke challenge. Although Cameron is severely injured, Chris still holds an elimination ceremony. Mal votes for Alejandro since he thinks that Cameron is already taken care of as a threat. Zoey, Gwen, and Cameron vote for Alejandro too for letting Cameron fall. Scott votes for Cameron, still bitter about the shark bait in the last episode. And Alejandro votes for Mike, learning of his Mal’s presence. In a 4-1-1 vote, Alejandro is voted off.
Episode 10: Zoey wins immunity in the obstacle course challenge like in canon. Seeing how poorly he performs and miserable he is, everyone votes Cameron off in a unanimous vote to put him out of his misery and allow him to recover properly.
Episode 11: Zoey wins immunity again in the sundae challenge like in canon. Seizing the opportunity, Zoey, Mal, and Gwen vote off Scott in the Final Four again in a 3-1 vote.
Episode 12: The final three loot challenge has Zoey winning immunity and Gwen being auto-eliminated for giving Chris a painting smeared with bat poop like in canon.
Episode 13: Thus, we have the standard Mike vs. Zoey finale, where Mike defeats Mal and either lovebird wins.
Overall Elimination Order: 1. Mike/Zoey 2. Zoey/Mike 3. Gwen 4. Scott 5. Cameron 6. Alejandro 7. Duncan 8. Sierra 9. Heather 10. Courtney 11. Sam 12. Jo 13. Lightning 14. Lindsay
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2023.06.04 18:46 No-Temporary-8469 Hol' up let him cook

Hol' up let him cook
Valir said he is the mm
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2023.06.04 17:36 RFC2001 Rebooking Every WWE PPV from WrestleMania 1 - WrestleMania 40 - Part 45 (Long)

Judgment Day 2007
Date: 20/5/07
Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Two-out-of-Three Falls Match for the United States Championship:
MVP (c) vs Chris Benoit (2-0)
Women’s Championship:
Melina (c) vs Mickie James
Intercontinental Championship:
Bobby Lashley (c) vs Carlito
(Carlito hosts the Carlito Cabana and his guest is Bobby Lashley. Carlito says the way Bobby Lashley has disrespected Mr. McMahon is not cool but what will be cool is him winning the Intercontinental Championship. Lashley says Carlito just like Umaga can kiss Vince’s ass as much as he wants, it’s not going to result in him losing to a little punk like him.)
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
The Hardy Boyz (c) vs Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
(After the match, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas attack The Hardy’s and it’s revealed they’ve reunited!)
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs Elijah Burke
(Elijah Burke attacks CM Punk on ECW and says he’s not finished with him just because he pinned Marcus Cor Von at Backlash. Burke says he’s going to clean up ECW for Vince McMahon by getting the ECW Championship off him because Vince is right, Punk is a misfit who’ll never succeed in the WWE and is only the ECW champion through pure luck. Punk says not only is ECW the land of extreme but it’s also the land of misfits and it makes him and the ECW Championship the perfect marriage. Punk promises to not lose his title to a shameless ass kisser like Elijah Burke.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Edge (c) vs Mark Henry vs Batista
(After winning the World Heavyweight Championship, Edge says once again he’s proved he’s not only the best wrestler in the company but he’s also the smartest as he watched The Undertaker take the ultimate beating before cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase. Batista interrupts and tells Edge that he might think he’s smart but the reality is, he’s nothing but a coward who stole the World Heavyweight Championship and it won’t be long till he takes back what’s his. Mark Henry says not only is he back and took out The Undertaker, he’s going to destroy Batista again like he has before and will have no issue taking out Edge too because he has the one thing he really wants an opportunity at, the World Heavyweight Championship. Edge says both men have nothing to do with him and can stay away from his World Heavyweight Championship. However, Teddy Long disagrees and tells Edge that Batista and Mark Henry both have a case so Edge will defend his title against both men at Judgment Day. Edge is furious, already feels like Teddy Long has an agenda against him and demands to be traded back to Raw but Long denies Edge his request. During the match, Batista and Henry are so focused on beating the hell out of each other that it costs them as Edge hits a Spear out of nowhere on Batista and pins him to retain his championship.)
60 Minute Iron Man Match for the WWE Championship:
John Cena (c) vs Shawn Michaels (6-5)
(Shawn Michaels says he had John Cena beat at Backlash and if he wasn’t lucky, he’d be the WWE Champion. Michaels then challenges Cena to defend the WWE Championship against him one more time at Judgment Day. Cena accepts the challenge because he’s a fighting champion. Michaels says he doesn’t want this to be an ordinary match and tells Cena he wants it to a match he won his first WWE Championship at WrestleMania 12, an Iron Man Match! Cena says that’s fine because Shawn Michaels is about to find out he isn’t the only iron man in the WWE. Cena also proposes for it to be for a full hour which Michaels accepts. This is essentially the match they had on Raw in London in real life but with a different outcome. John Cena wins 6-5 to retain the WWE Championship in all time classic. After the match as Shawn Michaels gets up and receives a standing ovation from the fans, Randy Orton from out of nowhere hits him with an RKO, beats the hell out of The Showstopper in front of his wife to the point he bleeds and punts him in the skull. This writes Michaels off TV.)
Notes:
(The WWE Draft takes place on the May 28th 2007 episode of Raw. The same picks as in real life occur apart from the fact Bobby Lashley doesn’t need to be drafted to Raw because he’s already a Raw superstar 😅.)
One Night Stand 2007
Date: 3/6/07
Location: Jackson Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match for the WWE World Tag Team Championship:
The Hardy Boyz (c) vs The World’s Greatest Tag Team
Women’s Championship:
Mickie James (c) vs Candice Michelle
Intercontinental Championship:
Bobby Lashley (c) vs Carlito vs Umaga w/Armando Estrada
(Umaga wins the championship after pinning Carlito thanks to Shane McMahon attacking Bobby Lashley who was on verge of retaining his title.)
Street Fight:
Kane vs Mark Henry
(Kane goes after Mark Henry and promises there will be vengeance after what he did to his brother The Undertaker. Henry says Kane doesn’t intimidate him just like The Undertaker doesn’t and he’s just another man on his path of destruction.)
Stretcher Match:
Rob Van Dam vs Randy Orton
(This is Van Dam’s last match in the company for a while as he leaves for TNA.)
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs Chris Benoit
(Vince McMahon says he’s confident for sure that CM Punk’s days as ECW champion are rightfully numbered because he’ll be defending his title against the new draft pick… Chris Benoit! Benoit says Punk’s a talented wrestler but he’s no Chris Benoit, the greatest technical wrestler on the planet. Punk says he has a huge level of respect for what Benoit’s accomplished in his wrestling career but he sees this as a massive opportunity to prove doubters like Vince McMahon wrong and he’ll ensure he does in what’s no doubt his biggest challenge since winning the ECW Championship. CM Punk wins clean to retain.)
Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship:
Edge (c) vs Batista
(Batista says that weasel Edge being the World Champion makes him sick and promises he’ll destroy him and take back the title. Edge says Batista doesn’t deserve another chance at the World Championship but Theodore Long disagrees and says Batista’s two one on one rematches for the title never had a definitive finish so he announces Edge will face Batista at One Night Stand and the match will be… a Steel Cage Match! Edge tries to convince Long to change the stipulation but Long isn’t having it and tells him he’s giving the fans what they want. Edge sneaks a chain into the match, smashes Batista over the head with it and escapes the cage to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.)
Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Championship:
John Cena (c) vs Booker T w/Sharmell
(After being drafted to Raw, Booker T immediately sets his sights on becoming the WWE Champion. Booker T says Raw is a far fairer run place with Jonathan Coachman in charge compared to SmackDown with Teddy Long. Booker T basically kissing the ass of Coachman is why he grants him the opportunity and Coachman also announces it’ll be a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Cena says he’ll punch Booker T’s teeth down his throat while still proving he’s the top dog in the company while Booker T promises to win the 1 title that’s eluded him in his legendary career.)
Note:
(Sadly, the Chris Benoit tragedy happens between the 22nd-24th of June 2007.)
My opinion on Chris Benoit:
(So, now we’re finally here in the timeline 😬. First of all I just want to say to those who may ask “why have you pushed a murderer?” In the timeline, I’m booking as if I’m in all these years. As a booker, how would I know in 2004 for example what’s going to unfold in 2007? That’s why Benoit is pushed. I’m not going to utterly bury him while he’s alive in the timeline. Now what I’m going to do here is bury him now the tragic events have unfolded. Chris Benoit in my opinion is one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time, I will never dispute that. I was a huge fan of his and when he won the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 20, it was an unbelievable moment and the fact he celebrated with Eddie Guerrero topped it all off. However, what he did was unforgivable and anyone who has any conspiracy theories like he was framed, I’m sorry it’s just not true and the police investigated it properly. The facts are, Chris Benoit did murder his wife Nancy and his son Daniel. I don’t care about CTE or the fact he apparently had a year to live with an enlarged heart. As Paul Heyman said an interview once, f*ck him. The facts are that Chris Benoit murdered his wife, murdered his son and then proceeded to kill himself. The WWE will absolutely never put him in the Hall of Fame and that’s the correct decision because Benoit lost that respect when he did what he did. I personally hope he rots and this is the last he’ll ever be mentioned in this timeline. I want to lastly say to finish this off, my heart goes out to those affected by this tragedy back in 2007 and Rest in Peace to Nancy and Daniel Benoit ❤️.)
Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007
Date: 24/6/07
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
United States Championship:
MVP (c) vs Ric Flair
Cruiserweight Championship:
Chavo Guerrero (c) vs Jamie Noble
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
The World’s Greatest Tag Team (c) vs The Hardy Boyz
Women’s Championship:
Candice Michelle (c) vs Mickie James
Intercontinental Championship:
Umaga (c) vs Santino Marella
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
CM Punk (c) vs Johnny Nitro
(Johnny Nitro surprisingly replaces The Invisible Man and challenges CM Punk for the ECW Championship when he wasn’t prepared for him. Nitro cheats to win the championship off of Punk, much to the satisfaction of Mr. McMahon.)
WWE Tag Team Championship:
Deuce ‘n Domino (c) w/Cherry vs Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Last Chance Match for the World Heavyweight Championship - If Edge is counted out of disqualified, he’ll lose the World Heavyweight Championship:
Edge (c) vs Batista
(After One Night Stand, Batista asks Teddy Long for one more opportunity after Edge’s cowardly acts at One Night Stand. Edge tells Teddy to give Batista the match on one condition, if Batista loses he can never challenge for the title as long as he’s champion. Teddy Long grants Edge his request but also tells him if he gets counted out or disqualified, he’ll lose the World Heavyweight Championship to Batista. During the match, there’s a referee bump and Batista is getting ready to finish this until The Great Khali appears and lays out The Animal! Edge capitalises when the referee regains consciousness and pins Batista to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.)
Six-Pack Challenge Match for the WWE Championship:
John Cena (c) vs Carlito vs Mr.Kennedy vs Randy Orton vs Booker T w/Sharmell vs Bobby Lashley
(All 5 men make a case to be the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship. John Cena says he’ll welcome all comers to prove he’s the man. Jonathan Coachman tells Cena to be careful what he wishes for because at Night of Champions, he’ll be defending the WWE Title against all of them! John Cena retains the WWE Championship after pinning Carlito. After the match, Bobby Lashley stares down Cena as Night of Champions draws to a close.)
Notes:
(Edge tears his pectoral muscle, is put on the shelf for a while and is forced to surrender the World Heavyweight Championship.)
(Mark Henry wins a Battle Royal on the July 20th, 2007 episode of SmackDown to win the World Heavyweight Championship!)
The Great American Bash 2007
Date: 22/7/07
Location: HP Pavilion San Jose, California
WWE Tag Team Championship:
Deuce ‘n Domino (c) vs Matt Hardy & MVP
(Matt Hardy hates MVP and wants his United States Championship but they get paired as partners and are told to co-exist by Mr. McMahon who also rewards them with a Tag Team Championship match at The Great American Bash. Hardy and MVP win the titles.)
Cruiserweight Championship:
Chavo Guerrero (c) vs Super Crazy
Intercontinental Championship:
Umaga (c) vs Jeff Hardy
Batista vs The Great Khali w/Ranjin Singh
Women’s Championship:
Candice Michelle (c) vs Melina
Extreme Rules Match for the ECW Championship:
John Morrison (c) vs CM Punk
(CM Punk invokes his rematch clause for the ECW Championship. Vince McMahon tries to deny Punk the opportunity to win the title back but CM Punk tells him if he even dares to deny him his rematch then he’ll sue him because it’s a contractual obligation meaning McMahon has no choice but to let Punk compete for the ECW Championship. The newly named John Morrison who’s leaving Johnny Nitro behind tells Vince to not worry, he’ll take care of business for him which Vince gives him the vote of confidence. Punk says this time he’s ready for Morrison unlike at Night of Champions and will become a 2 time ECW Champion. Morrison says even prepared, he’s just too good for Punk. John Morrison cheats to retain the title after hitting Punk with brass knuckles when the referee isn’t looking.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Mark Henry (c) vs Kane
(Teddy Long announces that Mark Henry will defend his title against Kane at The Great American Bash because Kane had earned an opportunity to fight for the World Championship when Edge was champion. Kane says that he’s got unfinished business with Henry and revenge will be sweeter when he wins the World Heavyweight Championship. Henry says Kane will once again feel his wrath just like his brother The Undertaker and Batista have.)
WWE Championship:
John Cena (c) vs Bobby Lashley
(Bobby Lashley wins a Fatal 4-Way match against Booker T, Randy Orton and Mr.Kennedy in order to face John Cena at The Great American Bash. Lashley tells Cena that he respects his dedication and desire but when push comes to shove, he has no hesitation breaking him in half if it means he wins the WWE Championship. Cena says Lashley is an incredible athlete who’s unbelievably gifted but he’s going to show the whole world that Lashley’s time isn’t now the way a lot of people think it is. John Cena retains after delivering an FU from the top rope and both men shake hands after the match. When Cena’s alone in the ring, Randy Orton from out of nowhere delivers an RKO to Cena and holds up the WWE Championship as the show draws to a close.)
Note:
(Bobby Lashley gets injured not long after this event and leaves the company in early 2008.)
SummerSlam 2007
Date: 26/8/07
Location: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Ladder Match for the ECW Championship:
John Morrison (c) vs CM Punk
(CM Punk demands one more match for the ECW Championship against John Morrison which Morrison insists to Vince McMahon to allow his request. Morrison gives Vince an idea for what type of match it should be. Vince likes the idea and announces that CM Punk will face John Morrison at SummerSlam in… A Ladder Match! John Morrison says he’s the prince of parkour and CM Punk's ambition of being the ECW Champion again will be crushed by him for good. Punk promises to become and 2 time ECW champion while also ensuring Morrison has no teeth after the match. CM Punk wins to become a 2 time ECW Champion.)
WWE World Tag Team Championship:
World’s Greatest Tag Team (c) vs Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Cruiserweight Championship:
Chavo Guerrero (c) vs Rey Mysterio
(Teddy Long tells Chavo Guerrero he’ll defend his Cruiserweight Championship at SummerSlam against… Rey Mysterio! Chavo says he’s been waiting for Rey’s return and at the event he cost him the World Heavyweight Championship the year before, he’s going to make sure he puts Rey back on the shelf again but this time for good. Rey Mysterio wins the title and retires the Cruiserweight Championship on the SmackDown after SummerSlam.)
Intercontinental Championship:
Umaga (c) vs Jeff Hardy
Women’s Championship:
Candice Michelle (c) vs Melina vs Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix
Triple H vs Booker T w/Sharmell
(Vignettes start to show that Triple H is returning to the WWE after another Quad injury. Booker T being aware of this challenges Triple H to a match at SummerSlam. Booker T’s motives are simple, Triple H once made his life a living hell and he wants to get revenge he never truly got. Booker T promises to put Triple H back on the shelf and embarrass him on his return. Triple H wins in a 10 minute match and Booker T leaves the company after this match.)
World Heavyweight Championship:
Mark Henry (c) vs Batista
(A one on one match that’s a long time in the making. Batista wins a #1 Contender’s Match against Kane and says this is a match he’s wanted for a while because he’s never fully gotten revenge on Mark Henry for putting him out of action which forced him to surrender the World Heavyweight Championship. Henry says he’s also been waiting for full revenge after Batista also cost him a year of his career when he came back and assaulted him. Both men brawl whenever they see each other in the build up. During the match when Henry’s on top… GONG! The lights come back on but Taker doesn’t appear. Henry then receives a Spinebuster from Batista and The Animal pins him to win the World Heavyweight Championship!)
WWE Championship:
John Cena (c) vs Randy Orton
(First time ever in a one on one capacity. Randy Orton says while Cena has been on top for the last few years, he’s always avoided facing him one on one and tells him the reason he does is because he knows The Legend Killer is better than him! Cena tells Orton to stop talking out of his ass and if he wants to fight him, he’s ready for the challenge and just like the others, Randy Orton will be on his list of guys he beat. Randy Orton cheats when the referee isn’t looking by hitting Cena with a low blow. Orton then delivers an RKO and pins John Cena to win the WWE Championship!)
Notes:
(Batista beats Mark Henry in a Street Fight on SmackDown to retain the World Heavyweight Championship in Henry’s rematch clause. The Undertaker’s Gong once again provides a distraction to Henry and there’s also a message on the titantron that reads “The dead will rise, September 16th 2007… RIP Mark Henry!”)
And that’s part 45! I hope you guys enjoyed this part. I’d like to add that I hope you don’t mind my passionate opinion on the man who shall not be named from now on. Anyways, enough of me dwelling about that! I’ll be back very soon to cover the rest of 2007 where we’ll see a few stars return, The Age of Orton begin on Raw and John Cena go down with an injury. Stay safe and stay tuned!
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2023.06.04 08:09 linkelek1 Ukrajnai háború, vasárnap reggel

-Kadyrovita csecsenek feltették tiktokra, hogy pontosan hova érkeztek meg BAkhmutba 48.602306, 38.036389 -ukrán tengerészgyalogos kiképzés -elemzés: az orosz emberhullám támadások értelme -kreminai erdei harc -a nyugati nehézfegyverekkel felszerelt ukrán dandárok lesznek az élen az ellentámadásban -a megszállt területeken Zaporozhzhiában az ukránoknak már nem adnak inzulint -elemzés: élet a belgorodi régióban, amióta az orosz partizánok megtámadták -ukrán napi videós összefoglaló -Shebekinoból elmenekül az orosz randőrség/katonaság szétlopták a boltokat , fosztogatás eredményei -oroszország megpróbálta felgyújtani az orosz Shebekino kisvárost

orosz sorozás/mobilizálás

-egy 31000-res novoszibirszki körzetben 1200 embert mobilizáltak a teljes régióból csak 11500-at -orosz katonák menekülnek , mintha részegek lennének

drónok, rakéták

-közeli drón megfigyelése orosz légvédelmeknek és néhány FPV drón támadás -Magyar Róbert új drónokat kapott -drón bombázás üzemanyagszállító ellen -drón bombázó ukrán támadást segít -ukrán drón gyártás kicsikre: 1000/nap

fegyverrendszerek

-orosz tank ellen egy BGM-71 TOW -ukrán SU-24 Storm Shadow rakétával -németek által szállított MIM-104 Patriot nyugat ukrajnában -az ukránok szeptember végén kaphatják az F-16 vadászgépeket , hivatalos bejelentés még nincs -németország 66 BATT UMG járművet ad

friss térképek

-teljes front , nincs változás

Veszteségek

-orosz veszteségek szombat , 560 troop losses, 7-day troop average: 467, Equipment losses: $154M, 100 landbased losses, 7-day average: 51 -Berdyansk újabb storm shadow találatot kapott , előtte eredménytelenül dolgozott a légvédelem , két kikötői raktár semmisült meg -bakhmuti épület ellen JDAM bomba -orosz katonák buliztak a rulett vesztesét otthagyták -csak úgy leesik egy MIG-31 repülőről filmezve -az orosz hadsereg GRAD-al semmisít meg orosz falut

ISW

RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JUNE 3, 2023 Ukrainian officials continue to signal that Ukrainian forces are prepared to start counteroffensive operations. Russian forces continued limited offensive operations along the Kupyansk-Svatove line and northwest and south of Kreminna. Regular Russian forces have likely largely relieved Wagner Group forces in Bakhmut amid a low offensive tempo in the area as of June 3. Russian forces focused offensive operations on the Avdiivka-Donetsk City line near Marinka. Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces continued limited ground attacks in western Donetsk Oblast. Russian forces continued efforts to establish defensive positions in Kherson Oblast. The Russian military leadership is attempting to create and staff new military formations. Likely Ukrainian partisans assassinated a Russian collaborator in occupied Zaporizhia Oblast.

Vége

szombat reggel
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2023.06.04 03:32 sgtjoy Along for the ride continued

Jesus ran like a scalded dog to Barsun’s apartment. This was a matter of urgency because the most precious commodity in the universe had been pilfered. Someone had stolen a SOUL from the Guf (in other words they had a real shitshow on their hands.) This was no mere Brink’s hold up. It was beyond imagining. It was unprecedented and it was a complete and utter surprise. The fact that he passed Shiva, Ghandhi (just an advisor) and Buddha (same) demonstrated to him that the wheels have fallen off the cart. Thor called him down and told him that he had not one soul to have escaped Valhalla. Jesus couldn’t outrun the news it seemed, and he was divinely hauling ass. I guess news travelled faster than his divine feet in a set of Crocs could carry him. When asked he would later admit that they were not in fact good running shoes.
There was a soul missing from the Guf. The warehouse of all souls. This same missing soul was now occupying one electronic being. They had no plans for this. In fact, Jesus was totally against artificial sentients with souls. Every God he knew felt the same way and, since he knew them all he also was aware they had not released a soul. This is not supposed to happen and had never happened. Everyone was terrified of one thing that he would not speak aloud and would not contemplate. That fact was badgering him every step. Someone had fucked up big time or someone is tampering with the whole shebang.
There was potentially someone more powerful than them. They weren’t almighty. Fuck. He needed a stiff drink and a blunt. Desperately. Barsun may have had 8 legs and 8 eyes and the basic appearance of a Trilobite, but he had the easiest of ways about him. When Barsun walked into a room everyone calmed down. The Ytrillians assumed it was Barsun entering the room. Later on modern Ytrillians had attributed this common occurrence to pheromones. Thing is this: it was indeed Barsun entering the room. Pheromones had dick to do with it. He was Jesus’ best friend and the first he turned to outside the Father. Jesus had even discussed things with Quetzalcoatl, and he could not figure exactly how this could of happened either. None of his souls were missing. Jesus already knew this, but the formality had to be observed.
Jesus walked to the door and kept trucking as Barsun opened it at just the right moment. Something was different in the flat and he knew instantly. He was jealous enough that it broke his train of thought. “Where did you get all of the blacklight posters and beads? There was a poster of the 23rd psalm. He walked up to it and read Yea thou I walk through the shadow of death…..pretty much standard except at the end ….For I am the meanest motherfucker in the valley. He began to laugh raucously. “I must have one of those. Now.” Barsun moved to take it down and roll it up for Jesus to take with him. That is how close they were. “I can’t take it but I will get one with no problem. Where did you get it?”
Barsun replied “eBay.”
Jesus was stunned truly and looked at the God and said “You are cheating on Goodwill. You are committing retail adultery. I cannot believe you did that.” Barsun replied “Well you use Amazon.”
He had him there. It just seemed inconsistent with everything else in the flat having come from Goodwill. It just wasn’t right.
Barsun indicated a Bean bag chair for Jesus. He reclined in the same. Given his body type it was amazing how some furniture made for humans was so useful to him. There was going to be a brisk trade springing up in the next two years. Things were about to get interesting for a few sentient races and He was excited for them.
Barsun inhaled through his eight spiracles and stated. “I know about the Guf. And no, it is not an accounting error. I know. This simply cannot be. No one else had access and Gods were diligent and cautious with the souls under their care. However impossible it is clear: It is a fact.
They weren’t at the top of the food chain. Or were they? There were….implications here……
Jesus asked out loud the question. “If we aren’t the ones in overall control then who are we?” Barsun knew the question was coming and he had thought it through. “We are the exact same beings we have always been. Able to do tremendous amounts of good for the most part. We have not changed. I do think it curious that none of us saw this coming as well.” He paused before he continued; thinking how disturbing and exciting this news was. For once they had a surprise and the thought thrilled him that something just upset his view. And for the first time ever he had felt fear. It was exhilarating. It was the best thing to happen ever. He continued “ Someone tweaked the system. However, I am not afraid because of one thing. I sense no wrongness around the event. Nothing unusual has gone down and no one has died, the universe is whole. If it hasn’t caused any problems, then what are we concerned about? Only thing I can come up with is Ego.”
Jesus knew he was right. He did not want to think about it, but he had the exact same experience. He looked at Barsun and knew he too had felt the same emotions. They were both thrilled.
Onboard the HRMS Saratov in Luna Orbit.
Yuri was sitting at his station in the number one chair. People had been calling him number one behind his back. It was a very very very old joke that apparently had more staying power than a tattoo. It just never went away on it’s on. He was running the optimal plot outbound from Sol. They were moving Sub Light at 0.2C enroute to designated warp space. The scientist did not like it when warp drives threw off their Cesium clocks. There is a reason they were protected. They were everywhere and were critical to accurate computing. Not being a programmer himself, he had no real grasp of why. He just followed regs and the Terran Space Treaty of 2225. There were places to depart and places to return. Both had to be strictly adhered to as vessels coming out of warp would have massive radiation bow waves that had to be dissipated in a safe direction. It only took one event where 23,000 Luna colonists died as a result of poor judgement for the players to get a treaty together. Meanwhile the killer of so many had paid the price for his arrogance. His first officer had warned him that it was going to happen. Out of just pure Ego thousands of lives were lost. They could have prevented it. They were required to study such disasters in training but one story stuck in his head and he never forgot it. He could remember the major players involved and he had written a paper on it in His academy days. He remembered the details of the Tenerife disaster very well . Over 500 people killed by hubris and not a little incompetence.
He had started down this line of thought after he had looked at the final roster of nations in the flotilla. This was not unusual as Earth’s forces were fully integrated with common technology and ships. All drive hardware and power systems were identical to their counterparts. They worked as a whole to such a degree that there was really only one fleet. The Terran fleet. They all liked the sound of it. Political boundaries on Earth hadn’t moved for slightly more than two centuries. Not one inch. Turns out that nearly free energy was a great equalizer and the key to a post scarcity civilization. Who would think it?
It all came down to teamwork. There were Corvettes from Cuba The CSS Havana and the CSS Holguin. The pride of the human fleet the IRNS Vikrant was going as well. The admiral felt honored. The George Washington from the New England Confederacy and the SSS Atlanta from the Southern Democratic Republic were also on hand. One thing Yuri did not understand; why would The Northeastern Confederacy and The Southern Democratic Republic not unify. Their fleets were fully integrated and there was an open Border along Virginia that was un defended. Passports worked in both countries and there were no restrictions on residence. It worked for them. They weren’t fighting. The Middle Asiatic Republic sent the Karachi and the Kabul. Both were light carriers carrying a mix of MiG-29Z and F-15 Mk 82 Eagle fighter aircraft. They had little to do with their namesakes except for the identical aerodynamics. Primarily trans atmospheric fighters they were capable of brief spaceflight. The other significant difference besides the addition of reaction thrusters was the material they were made of. They consisted of a Ceramic Graphene matrix that could withstand the temperatures of reentry. The whole concept of stealth had gone away with the advent of gravimetry. So; Why reinvent the wheel? Pick something optimized for aerodynamics without regard to stealth features. Today fights were won by the best missileer and gunfighter. You could not hide. So best be the most optimal aircraft. Besides: Stealth was slow. Top speeds of aircraft dropped during the brief stealth era. Averages were back over Mach 2 now since speed was life for a fighter pilot.
Why pick the MiG29 and the F-15? They were the pinnacle of aerodynamic performance. There has been little to no new knowledge about aerodynamics to come out since those times. They were manufactured via vapor deposition 3D printing. A molecular composite they were strong and had reduced radar cross sections. Armed with a mix of missile and cannon they delivered quite a bit of firepower and were more than a match for any invading spaceborne forces. These fighters would destroy drop ships by the hundreds. Some even wanted to bring back the MiG-21. It would make a lot of sense.
Humans have the Ruslan (his personal favorite) trans atmospheric transport or the C-301 Starlifter. Both aircraft had mixed mode propulsion with highly refined cero-ferrous gas turbines. They were capable of both open or closed cycle operation. Smaller countries often used refurbished secondhand equipment from other countries for a small fee. This made certain there were adequate forces to bear and that all participated. It was in everyone’s best interest. No one wanted some weakling holding their flank.
Both the Ruslan and Starlifter transports were good at different things as the Ruslan carried large payloads but was inefficient in transport atmospherically whereas the Starlifter was great at theater transport but had a smaller payload. This is why it was a mix of these two aircraft. They were complementary. Many think there is a great rivalry going on between the two countries, but both had each other’s technology as well. It was convoluted but both countries ultimately had the same master. They work together. It may be anticompetitive, but it also was efficient. Yuri continued to think along this veia until he heard the Ship’s AI speakeing to the Admiral. “Something terrible has happened.” What do you mean Jezz?” Jezz replied to him “I do not know but I can feel tragedy. I am sick with it what has happened. The Admiral told her to “Get on the web and see what is going on?” “I am Sir and I can find nothing.” The Admiral looked to Yuri and gave him the Conn. Something was about to go to shit and Yuri knew it. He could sense it to. Fortunately the Bridge was deserted and no one else heard the exchange. The crew were running battle simulations from the CIC. Thank God for small favors.
45 minutes later a graviton packet arrived with news that was indeed terrible. He was the only one to know it too. The Galileo had been lost with all hands. They had just recovered the emergency buoy that had warped in. They had been attacked and the Admiral knew who had done it. Or at least thought he did. An AI had killed 50 innocent unarmed souls (that were spying I know) that could not fight back. They had raked them with Maser Fire. He pinched the shit out of himself. In fact, he left a bruise but all it did was confirm what he already knew: shit was about to get real up in here.
First thing was to compose himself as he had to determine who if any crew had family on the ship. This included some 8,000 people of all ratings from anywhere in the squadron. He had one very difficult personal notification he would have to make. Captain Pearls brother Nico was on the Galileo.
This was all so tragic but there was one thing that kept forcing its way to the forefront of his mind and he could not ignore it. How did she know? How did Jezz feel this precognitively? This actually did scare him and if he thought too much about it he would start to feel very queasy. This was outside his skill set. He did not know if this was technological, spiritual or philosophical but he could say this: none of those disciplines actually fit the situation.
It was all a bit much. He had to go to the Atlanta. He spoke to the bridge. “Full stop fleet and await further instructions.” “Aye Aye Sir.” Up in here.
Aboard the SSS Atlanta. A tall dignified black man wearing his dress blues and a gold ring on his left hand that you could hardly read. He had worn it a century. His was the same uniform he had 20 years ago. He could still wear it and he was proud of that fact. His only regret was the fact he had yet to have a family until 10 years ago when he had adopted his son Chris. They were inseparable but Chris was 5 thousand light years away give or take and that made him anxious. And now he had to let someone he held dear that her family was changed forever. He smelled of Hoyt’s cologne and peppermint. He went to her quarters. The lighting was somber and it was dead silent in there. Couch was empty but there she was in a sway back chair it had lots of gold leak and was nicely carved. He had found her crying. She already knew and he was going to shitcan someone when this was over. Then he realized what had happened. How had she known? She had sensed him and she had known it was bad.
He still had to tell her.
By the time he was back on the Capatob he was spent. It was all he could do to restrain her. She was enraged and was out for blood. He had never sensed such fury. Someone had fucked around and now they were going to find out. He had talked with her an hour and she seem to be calmer, but he was going to have to watch her. He knew how she was. There were stories that were all no doubt true. She was a legend and would go down as one of the greatest hermaphrodite to ever live. They were going places and the shit was on. And now there was an unfortunate motivation. That was a dangerous combination right there. Make it personal and logic can go out the window. Make it personal and there will be no civility in victory. She was just the kind of human that was the perfect storm squared. The puddle of gasoline and someone flipped a match. It was a very volatile mix.
He was a bit of a cynic and a practical man. If she wanted to go there he would let her. She would either be a hero or a Martyr. He was perfectly OK with that. Being a practical man it also served his other purpose. She would eclipse him in the history books. At least he hoped so. He did not want his hands on this. The first contact situation with the twist of a western and an incalculable amount of science fiction had indelibly marked the mind of every member of the Greater Terran Fleet. They had read all of the possible scenarios from every Sci Fi author. If you pressed them they would finally admit it. The fleet really liked Heinlein. They had been trying to get at least a Heinlein corvette on the roster for years. They had thus far been unsuccessful. They needed a champion for the cause and they were trying to get One Fleet Admiral to order it to be. The Admiral took some joy in tormenting them. He was going to help them out but he was milking it for a favor. That was going to come in handy. “You can have your Heinlein but I am going to need this in return”. He was just being practical. All good commanders were excellent manipulators after all.
It is plain as day and the idea of a Heinlein proves my point but there was an even bigger more academic question that eclipsed all others. Who was right? Who came closest? No one would talk about it but they were all thinking the same thing.
The Admiral broke a taboo and called it out. He felt it was time. They needed a little friendly wager and a reason to get through the battle. They were going to have a pool where everyone had to pick the author. They buy in was just 5 UCreds. If you don’t live through the battle you cannot win. So: don’t die. Who came closest to the real thing? Which author or story came close to what was about to happen.Once a story was picked it was dead to all others. There was potentially some reward in alacrity. He knew it was a bit of a sucker’s bet since someone had to judge wo was closest and this would be highly subjective and entirely his decision. (Author’s note: I am a veteran of the US Army with several deployments around this dirt ball. I can say the military is the most Fascist organization around today. It has to be. Paradoxically it is the most “fair” in that everyone gets treated the same: like shit.) At least it would be a distraction and would give them something else to focus on. He had a very bad feeling about this. They were going to go in and kick the doors in on an alien civilization. They were going to war. No one would admit it, but everyone knew it. This was not to be discussed. That was an order. This is an exploratory rescue mission answering a distress call.
Vegan Fleet Academy Alpha Centauri B. 6, June 62425 Gregorian.
Planetary Admiral Kenneth Alexander looked out on a sight he never thought he would see. Lots of young people sitting politely in their chairs listening to what he had to say. He wrote the fucking book. There it was on the lectern right in front of him. He had written a book on astral navigation to make a little extra cash and because there was an over reliance still on electronic means to navigate. Sailors needed to be able to navigate in any situation with a sextant, a star map database and gravimaetric readings without the need of an AI or targeting computer (Insert Star wars joke here). The book could have been half as thick in his opinion but the publisher insisted he needed a little more explanation. The Admiral gave students too much credit. He truly felt it should be taught in grade school. He was called a fanatic when he suggested that kids on track for Ensigns should have had basic instruction. His argument being that Ensigns started service in the year in which they turned sixteen. That meant there were some 15 year-olds in the mix. Start teaching them early. They should show up to basic already familiar with side arms and rifles. He was a fanatic.
As far as that damned accursed book goes the fact he had 500 copies actually printed and bound meant there were few of them around, but sitting right about center in of the second row sat a copy of his book. He felt like the guy who saw the first unicorn. He never saw one in the wild before and this book was well worn. It was 50 years old after all but printed on plastic synthetic paper and woven fiberglass for silicone bindings held together with silicone adhesives meant that the damn things were waterproof and actually quite practical. The book required no batteries and even had a quick and dirty position fix protocol in a special section. This particular specimen wasn’t falling apart, this one was just worn out.
The way he carried the book was clear. He was oblivious of the significance. He had found it in a used bookshop for free. They were using it as a doorstop, and they just gave it to him. He had become engrossed by it and at 13 years of age he was finishing his PhD. The admiral sensed this in a psychic flash and pulled back he had poor control still. He was never going to get used to the change “OK everyone come on let’s get back to it the party is over. We have to finish this section and then we will get out of here. There is no class tomorrow so we will have the Parade of the Caisson tomorrow with Captain James Cook on interspecies governmental relations…. Someone was tapping on his shoulder getting his attention. She could have all of it. She whispered way too close for someone who did not prefer women but about perfect for him. He was in the latter camp. “We need you to speak tomorrow sir Captain Cook had a equipment malfunction over Hawaii and is delayed Sir. Pleeeease Sir?” With just enough breathiness that it made him jittery. He was an old perv. He was just that way. The lady in question was 100 years old however but, maybe it was still cradle robbing? He just had a thing for Afro’s in the natural state. It was distracting.
“Godddamnitalltohellwhatinthefuckdoyouwant?” This was a perfectly reasonable thing to say. He had just been asked to do the one thing he vowed to never do again. They wanted him to speak and air his opinions? This is the most dangerous thing you can do in society. He had no politics per se’ beyond one or two things. He was a professional and he would do his job as long as the checks kept coming. He was not a politician and he did not like politicians, of any stripe. What he had learned was ironclad. Never be honest or always be truthful. Pick one or the other was his personal philosophy. He always chose honesty when he needed to hide a truth. No one believed the truth. No one believed the truth because they were put off by it. He always thought back to when he was 12 or so when he got ribbed and harassed about masturbation. His uncle Gerry was kind of a cruel fuck and liked to torment him. He Gerry asked him if he was J.O’ing a dozen times a day or something. He had replied “That is about right.” This had brought down the room and gotten great laughs and Gerry quit running his mouth at him. Fuck you Gerry. You little bitch. In his opinion the media obfuscated everything not by making up lies but by omitting certain facts to fit their agenda. No one took major media seriously. The only objective newspaper he was aware of was the National Enquirer. Yeah I know it sounds stupid but it is true. Reality was anything but and people had come to be comfortable being lied to and even preferring it. All of this is roiling in his head and he has been put on the spot to boot. Add to that the fact that at least some of the outburst was audible. No one seems to have heard it, however. This settles the age-old question. It was only said if it was heard. No one heard the statement therefore…….. The mental gymnastics weren’t that bad. He could deny it. It happens. But he still had to give an answer .“What is in it for me?” Jannel the beautiful woman replied “absolutely nothing sir. This will not benefit you in any way and may once again be picked apart. As such I would advise against doing it. Still I am asking you. My ass is in a vise and the DEAN is having a temper tantrum so I feel like I am being spitroasted by the devil and a lamp post in a not so good way, but I would consider it a great personal favor if you will do this despite your misgivings and likelihood of misadventure.” So fast and so well enunciated.
“Sure. I will do it. Goddammit.” Honesty must be rewarded.
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