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2020.05.24 12:49 A_Bird_survived Shadow Freddy Gang

Welcome to the Shadow Freddit, a small but (maybe) growing Community of those who believe in the One True Purple Bear.

2014.08.14 03:04 reached Five Nights at Freddy's

Official subreddit for the horror franchise known as Five Nights at Freddy's (FNaF). Official Discord Server: will be updated soon

2015.02.07 04:08 BlueLink9737 FNAFTheories

Post your Five Nights at Freddy’s theories here. Make sure to have fun and follow the rules while doing so, we want the community to be as positive as possible! Have fun making theories! (All models ported and rigged by DravenJV01)

2023.06.05 04:43 dorkweed576 Finally

I finally got these two done. Also did touch up on Roxy and Mangle because I realized I forgot their ears. I am guilty of being focused on one thing to much, thay I forget about other details. That's why I sometimes forget to change skin color and pigmentation. But I am done with what I wanted to nail down. I might take up spmeone's suggestions of doing the shadow animatronics and Golden Freddy, but that is it; I ain't messing with Nightmares, or Withered, or Twisted. I know im.missing a few other key players, but i only have so much space, and i wanna do the Toppin's..
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2023.06.05 01:53 lumberjawsh [FOR SALE] Metal, Prog, Hardcore, Screamo, Grind etc etc

Records for Sale! Lots of metal, prog, hardcore, grind, etc. Couple hip hop LPs. Many of these are unplayed or only played once, just transferred into anti-static sleeves/polyjackets. Free shipping for 1 item in the US, add $1 more for 2 items and so on, International buyers will get a separate invoice for shipping, usually between $20-25 for shipping to Canada or Europe. Highly motivated seller, please make me an offer. Price discounts for bundles :)
$20 Abnormality – Contaminating The Hive Mind - Blue w/ Black Splatter /250 - NM/NM
$15 Abnormality – Sociopathic Constructs - Rootbeer Marbled /200 - NM/NM
Take Both Abnormality Records for $30
$15 An Isle Ate Her – Phrenia - Clear w/ Black Splatter /300 - NM/NM
$10 August Burns Red – Looks Fragile After All - Cream /750 - NM/NM
$120 Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta I «Fathers Of The Icy Age» - Wax Mage XXX Edition /52 - NM/VG+ - Small Corner bump on jacket from shipping
$50 Cold as Life – In Memory Of Rodney A. Barger (1970-93) - Detroit Black Ice White/Black Smash /500 - NM/NM
$35 Every Time I Die – New Junk Aesthetic - Milky Clear w/ Gold Splatter /500 - NM/NM
$100 Every Time I Die – Radical - Pink with Screen Printed Numbered Alternate Cover Designed, Autographed and Numbered by Jordan Buckley /100 - NM/NM
$50 Every Time I Die – Radical - Pink with Screen Printed Numbered Alternate Cover (Green Alt Cover /150) - NM/NM
$20 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata '74 - RSD, /2000 - NM/NM
$60 Full Of Hell – Garden Of Burning Apparitions - Alt Cover /150, Silver Vinyl /3700 - NM/NM
$100 Hawak/Joliette/Our Future Is An Absolute Shadow/Eyelet/Elle/Burial Etiquette – Cube - Test Press /5 - NM/NM
$20 The Locust – Safety Second, Body Last - Brown Inside Beer /500 - NM/NM
$15 Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us - Standard Black Vinyl - VG+/VG+
$10 Pageninetynine / Majorityrule – Document #12 - Grey Marbled /540 - VG+/VG+
$60 Prayer For Cleansing – The Rain In Endless Fall - White Vinyl /425 - NM/NM
$20 Primus – Conspiranoid - Grey w/ White Splatter /500 - NM/NM
$20 See You Next Tuesday – Distractions - Baby Blue / Neon Yellow Smash /200 - NM/NM
$20 See You Next Tuesday – Distractions - Clear w/ Neon Yellow/Pink/Coral Splatter /300 - NM/NM
$200 The Severnaya Complex – Discography -Clear w/ Purple , Black & Glow-In-The-Dark Green Splatter /30 - NM/NM
$60 Three 6 Mafia – Most Known Unknown - Black & Silver Streak w/ OBI /500 - NM/NM
$50 - Trenchlung – Hiraeth Collection- Blue Translucent w/ Black Swirl /100 - NM/NM
$90 - The Used – Self Titled - Bone & Ultra Clear Pinwheel w/ Maroon Splatter w/ OBI /500 - NM/NM
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2023.06.04 21:50 That-Contribution398 Bo Bissett, who is not someone's son, the degree of perfection of batting increases

In 2019, the Toronto Blue Jays had a 'blood trio' scramble. They were Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Kevan Vizio and Bo Bisset. The three players had a father who made a mark in the league.
먹튀검증, 먹튀검증사이트, 먹튀신고, 먹튀사이트, 먹튀보증, 먹튀검증소
The most obscured of the three was Bisset. Guerrero Jr., who has been a celebrity since childhood, was spotlighted as a top prospect even during his minor league days. Biggio had the halo of his father, Craig Biggio, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Bisset had a sense of distance compared to the two. His father, Dante Bisset, was the 1995 home run champion, but the other two fathers had stellar careers. Accordingly, Bisset did not receive relatively great attention even though he was rated higher than Vizio during his time as a prospect.

His debut was also the most late. Guerrero Jr. made his debut on April 27, 2019 and Vizio on May 25 of the same year. However, Bisset made his debut on July 30 after the first half after suffering a fractured left hand at the end of April. After his debut, he wielded a batting average of 0.311 and 11 homers in 46 games, but was excluded from the Rookie of the Year vote due to a lack of sample (Vizio 5th, Guerrero Junior 6th).

The 2020 Major League Baseball season was shortened to 60 games. Power sprint was necessary from the beginning. However, Bisset suffered a series of hamstring and knee injuries and fell (0.301 batting average in 29 games). As a result, following 2019, the evaluation of Bissett was postponed to the next in 2020.

In 2021, Biset finally revealed its true value. He appeared in 159 games and hit 191 hits, the most in the league (batting average of 0.298 and 29 home runs). This was a new record for Toronto in an under-23 season.

Toronto record for most hits by a 23-year-old

191 - Beau Bisset (2021)

188 - Roberto Alomar (1991)

188 - Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (2021)

That year, Bisset turned into one of the best hitters in the league. However, as Guerrero Jr. rose to become a player competing for MVP, he could not escape the shadow once again. People always looked at Guerrero Jr. before seeing Bisset. Salieri, who had never surpassed Mozart in his life, came to mind.

▲ Bisset (left) and Guerrero Jr.

▲ Bisset (left) and Guerrero Jr.
It was last year that the tide began to turn. While Guerrero Jr. did not win any offensive titles, Bisset led the league in hits for the second consecutive year (189 hits). Since September, he has racked up 54 hits and ranked first overall with a monthly batting average of 0.406 (Aaron Judge .380, second with 100 or more at bats). Bisset was the first Toronto player to win the most hits in the league for two consecutive years.

Doubts about Bisset disappeared. Bisset's hitting is at the highest level in the league. It was the same with Bisset. He was confident that his hitting would work in the major leagues as well. "To be honest, last year I realized I was a really good hitter," Bisset said in an interview looking back on last season.

Bisset's confidence is showing through his performance this year. Bisset has recorded 83 hits as of yesterday, ranking first in the most hits in the major leagues. In his last two seasons, he was trailed by Trey Turner (195 hits) in 2021 and Freddie Freeman (199 hits) in 2022, the most hits in the National League. Not only that, but Bisset is running at the top of the league with a batting average of .335. His home run pace is also very good at 12.

Bisset has evolved. He made up for his weaknesses and strengthened his strengths, taking off as a higher hitter. This year, Bisset lowered his miss rate from 23% last year to 18.8%. By coping with sweepers and curveballs that had a high miss rate last year, the number of missed swings decreased and the number of balls hit increased. If he had hit the bat blindly before, he is now throwing the bat at the ball he can hit.

Sweeper & Curve swing rate change

2022 [Sweeper] 40.0% [Curve] 34.7%

2023 [Sweeper] 25.0% [Curve] 15.0%

Bisset always seemed dangerous in his excessive aggression. His rush to hit every ball could get serious when his hitting slump came. But this year, he has become more cautious at bat. The percentage of swings at the first pitch rose from 47.1% last year to 38.2% this year.

In fact, Bisset had a very good batting average of 0.379 for the first pitch last year. His first pitch batting average was second only to Corey Seager's 137 at bats (125), much higher than Seager's first pitch batting average of 0.256. However, everyone now knew that Bisset liked the first ball. When a pitcher could have used this tendency to reverse, Bisset blocked this tactic beforehand. This was because he had the freedom to hit well even if he missed the first pitch. In fact, Bisset's batting average was 0.296 last year when he passed the first pitch, but this year he raised this score to 0.338.

This year, Bisset has few walks. Picking out the ball is not the job of getting a walk. He's just sorting out the ball he's trying to hit. This year, the walk rate per at-bat is around 5%, but no one is worried about Bisset's low walks anymore. While filtering out bad balls, the strikeout rate per at-bat dropped from 22.2% last year to 14.5% this year as a positive. The fact that the strikeout rate was rather low even after reducing the swing of the first ball shows how excellent Bisset's contact ability is.

This year, Bisset does not leg kick after two strikes. He plans to focus on accuracy over power. As a result, Bisset's two-strike batting average was 0.168 last year, but it improved to .244 this year. These big and small changes made Bisset a more complete hitter.

Bisset didn't change all that. He still picks 'prepared', 'aggressive' and 'fearless' as the three words that best describe his hitting. He found a way to maximize his individuality while maintaining his own identity.

Bisset had to stand on the comparison line from the start because of a similar background. At the beginning of his debut, he said that he was conscious of special circumstances. But now he is relieved of all burdens. He knows that Guerrero Jr. and Vizio are not rivals to be overcome, but colleagues to go together. And Bisset, who became one of the best hitters in the league, has grown into a leader who should lead his teammates in front of him.
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2023.06.04 16:54 Pf9877 Five Turns at Trick Room (team!)

pokepaste is deatj so I'll just be spamming with the full team paste here sorry but not much I can do (more below)
IT'S ME (Ursaluna) @ Flame Orb
Ability: Guts
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 16 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Facade
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch

Chica (Zapdos) @ Leftovers
Ability: Static
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 248 HP / 4 Def / 76 SpA / 4 SpD / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Heat Wave
- Thunderbolt
- Volt Switch
- Roost

Freddy (Urshifu-Rapid-Strike) @ Punching Glove
Ability: Unseen Fist
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Surging Strikes
- Close Combat
- Taunt

Foxy (Zoroark-Hisui) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Illusion
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Grass Knot
- Flamethrower
- Trick

Bonnie (Cinderace) @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Libero
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Pyro Ball
- U-turn
- Sucker Punch
- High Jump Kick

Purple Guy (Great Tusk) @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Protosynthesis
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 252 HP / 112 Atk / 144 Def
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
- Earthquake
- Knock Off

Unironically been having fun with this team on an alt, tera ghost was a theme decision but there are worse types to mono tera on a team with horoark and cocaine bear. I'm actually considering moving zappy to quiet bulky so it can slow volt switch into the fast boys and tank more.

I actually have two replays, I had one forfeit early and one time where i got gearna'd not shown so far. game two is a wild ride, watch to the end for an emotional climax.
this could have been teambuilding or discussion but meh its funni day, but uniroically does anyone have tips for the team? I'm open to any mon who fits the name theme, or replacing tusk with a ghost type named Puppet.
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2023.06.04 10:54 ProDieYT Today's Scott Cawthon birthday: I wrote a poem

In a realm where shadows roam and fears awake, A creator emerged, his dreams at stake.
On this blessed day, we honor with glee, The genius behind a game that set hearts free.
Scott Cawthon, a name that echoes with pride, Crafts worlds where terror and suspense collide.
With flickering lights and animatronic might, He weaves a tale that keeps us up all night.
From Freddy's pizzeria to Sister Location's call, He beckons us into a chilling sprawl.
Haunted halls and jumpscares unforeseen, Each game a testament to his frightful scene.
Behind the curtain of his vibrant mind, Lies characters so complex, intertwined.
Foxy, Chica, Bonnie, and Freddy too, They haunt our nightmares, bidding us adieu.
Through sequels and spin-offs, the lore expands, Mysteries unveiled by skillful hands.
Scott's birthday, a moment to commemorate, The mastermind who made us hesitate.
Through fan art and theories, the fandom thrives, Bound by the lore that he contrives. A united, strong and true community, Thanks to Scott's fearsome and new.
So let's toast, with the most great pleasure, Scott Cawthon, a visionary in our eyes.
May his birthday be filled with joy and as we cherish the worlds he brought together.
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2023.06.04 02:47 sscactus02 Updated topster(Ik lots of gybe)

Updated topster(Ik lots of gybe)
Recommend me anything especially things that aren’t in this realm of genres
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2023.06.03 20:58 Wonko_Bonko This might sound like a dumbass question, but the games story legitimately confuses me on this, are the Shadow Decree evil?

I’m seriously confused on this, because in the main story of the game Espers like Freddy and Leon are just straight up murderers, and Anesidora like kidnaps and preforms human experiments on people, but in a lot of their bounty missions shadow decree members just vibe around the city and go on shopping dates like they aren’t part of an organization that routinely kidnaps and murders people. Seriously does anyone have an explanation for this cause it’s so confusing lol.
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2023.06.03 15:33 miketunes [USA] [H] Oculus Meta Quest Games [W] Horizon Call of the Mountain [PS5]

Here is a list of games I have to trade with, but feel free to request anything specific your looking for. I'm looking to trade up to $90 worth of games for Horizon.
Beat Saber
Blade & Sorcery: Nomad
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Vader Immortal: Episode I
Job Simulator
The Room VR: A Dark Matter
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted
Resident Evil 4
The Thrill of the Fight
Walkabout Mini Golf
Pistol Whip
Eleven Table Tennis
Virtual Desktop
Vader Immortal
A Township Tale
Zenith: The Last City
Arizona Sunshine®
Real VR Fishing
Gun Club VR
Vader Immortal: Episode II
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge
I Expect You To Die
Creed: Rise to Glory - Championship Edition™
Drunkn Bar Fight
Robo Recall: Unplugged
Red Matter
In Death: Unchained
Among Us VR
Into the Radius
Vacation Simulator
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution
Drop Dead: Dual Strike Edition
Space Pirate Trainer DX
Death Horizon: Reloaded
Medal of Honor™: Above and Beyond
Richie's Plank Experience
Warplanes: WW1 Fighters
Zero Caliber: Reloaded
Espire 1: VR Operative
After the Fall®
Green Hell VR
I Expect You To Die 2
Synth Riders
SKYBOX VR Video Player
The Climb 2
Kingspray Graffiti
Trover Saves the Universe
The Climb
2MD: VR Football Unleashed ALL☆STAR
Waltz of the Wizard
A Fisherman's Tale
Elven Assassin
Until You Fall
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Hand Physics Lab
OrbusVR: Reborn
Jurassic World Aftermath Collection
Sairento VR : Untethered
Nock: Bow + Arrow Soccer
Journey of the Gods
ForeVR Bowl
Puzzling Places
Lies Beneath
Sniper Elite VR
Tetris® Effect: Connected
Smash Drums
Down the Rabbit Hole
Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!
Virtual Virtual Reality
Phantom: Covert Ops
Sports Scramble
Thief Simulator VR: Greenview Street
Audio Trip
Premium Bowling
National Geographic Explore VR
Mondly: Practice Languages in VR
Please, Don't Touch Anything
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
Golf 5
Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister
Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR
Dance Central
Path of the Warrior
Red Matter 2
Shadow Point
Warplanes: Battles over Pacific
Pixel Ripped 1995
End Space
Tilt Brush
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos
Marvel's Iron Man VR
Zombieland: Headshot Fever
Goliath: Playing with Reality
AFFECTED: The Manor - Complete Edition
Fruit Ninja
Ancient Dungeon
Unplugged: Air Guitar
Nature Treks VR
Tribe XR DJ in Mixed Reality
Star Wars™ Pinball VR
Ghost Giant
Chess Club
Cooking Simulator VR
Dash Dash World
Pinball FX2 VR
The Exorcist: Legion VR
Time Stall
Raccoon Lagoon
Mini Motor Racing X
First Person Tennis - The Real Tennis Simulator
Cosmonious High
Dead and Buried II
The Last Clockwinder
Guided Tai Chi
Ultrawings 2
Vermillion - VR Painting
Ninja Legends
Guardians Frontline
Broken Edge
Garden of the Sea
BRINK Traveler
Moss: Book II
Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl
Song in the Smoke
The Wizards
Prison Boss VR
The Light Brigade
Cave Digger
ForeVR Darts
Shave & Stuff
Doctor Who The Edge of Time
Death Lap
Floor Plan 2
Ocean Rift
Cities: VR
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
ForeVR Pool
Color Space
GRID Legends
Little Cities
Clash of Chefs VR
Sweet Surrender
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife
Carve Snowboarding
Knockout League
HouseFlipper VR
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2023.06.03 11:58 Poopsy-the-Duck Scoilecophbia Shadow Freddy (fear of worms), redrawn, original by u/Still-Original-427

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2023.06.03 04:36 GucciBro6899 Little haul today

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2023.06.03 03:20 Espsiongold2VA HELP WANTED 2 the game that might have the best reason to exist

HELP WANTED 2 the game that might have the best reason to exist
Put the security breach Logo over Freddy in your mind, it's part of the theory
So obviously there's a few people scratching their head at the help wanted 2 idea, why is it possible, when, who are we, what time.
So I've a few thoughts based on some past lore
Hand unit said in the original FNAF help wanted "the game almost never made it to market" which means it did. And he says "it's good to see you sticking to the script and not wandering which is exactly what our risk assessment team is looking for" if you don't interact with anything that summons glitchtrap.
These are interesting because it implies that you are both playing to beta test going by the risk assessment team comment but also that the game is already for sale on the market and with enough time to get DLC.
So considering curse of dreadbear was made setting up a mask for vanny and the it's me Easter egg meaning more game was made which is both done by Vanessa and the princess in princess quest 3 making curse of dreadbear cannon to the timeline since you go through help wanted and curse of dreadbear in princess quest 3.
Depending on how you take hand units dialogue from help wanted..
It is possible you play as the only person who never actually went looking for clues and never encountered glitchtrap like the FNAF world mocking you "you beat the game but didn't do anything" or FNAF 6 mock "you did little effort and took no risk and here is a certificate of mediocrity"
Like we play as the only person who followed every rule and that's why there's no other applicants. Because I mean it's hinting we are a beta tester by the no other applicants, or the only person who followed the rules.
However he said welcome back for another week and that implies Mike. Ballora has purple eyes, it's the ones Mike shows at the end of sister location scooping ending. So her having blue eyes which is mikes own eye color makes sense.
It's not implying that you are a child either.
we could be Mike for 2 reasons 1. Help wanted hand unit says "your descending to Cbear sorry for the crampt space but the other services elevator is well above your pay grade" this line always confused me but yea it implies that there is another service elevator leading to sister location. Mike would be able to access
And hand unit said "Fazbear entertainment are not responsible for real world manifestations of digital characters" meaning Mike can return "we designed this like a plug n play bringing back personalities from the past in an instant"
Or....FNAF AR trailer Mike "I've been living in the shadows" perhaps his consciousness was accidentally transferred into another person since you signed the contract.
Hand unit mocking is absolutely the way he mocks Micheal so perhaps Mike manifested in the FNAF AR trailer, as you hear him "I've been living in shadows" Or
because remember the CDs in security breach we find 16 and they are retro CDs same as vintage, retro old CDs 16 collected in mikes very room, wouldn't it be funny if collecting the 16 retro CDs manifested Mike into either existence or back kinda like how I your the band he's just like "sup.....Mike security guard, come experience this not cannon situation to save your son"
And Mike Schmidt movie game ect.
And the reason why I think this is happening is because of FNAF AR. We were though on security breach for it's bugs and cut content but going by FNAF AR the dark circus and the lore split between the games, it's entirely possible sections had to be cut because ilumix handled their side badly.
Email leaks, characters absent from the game. I mean we got a picture of Lefty and Funtime Freddy cost more than security breach, but that's not the issue, if the dark circus was to connect to sections of the pizzaplex then steel wool were left with half the characters absent from the other game that were essential for plot points.
Hopefully steel wool have been given control over the AR lore and the result will be in help wanted 2. This isn't a rant against ilumix, more an apology to steel wool for not realizing that they had half the game.
I get the impression from how much takes from the pizzaplex stories have changed places and names the AR cade is literally an Augmented Reality cade and the VR booths. Maybe there was a reason Monty golf only had half the game.
But the lore from the books, the devs on gamejolt talking about the game, Scott putting the AR animatronics in FNAF fury's rage, you see one side
Then you look at the pizzaplex guide and it's like incoherent to a fault. It's like help wanted mobile port glitch level.
So if steel wool have been working on RUIN and help wanted 2 it's absolutely for one reason only, they were left with so much work to do.
3 cannon disappointments Ilumix brought remnant into existence stealth technology allowing animatronics to be invisible haywiring and brought Shadow Bonnie as the real shadow Bonnie.
Pizzaplex runs on batteries, trying to explain vanny is invisible because sound illusions that only make your view destort and no shadow Bonnie
Combined it would explain itself
Anyway that's my theory and if you want to talk about triangles inside triangles try my suggestion above
Anyway how do you think it will work?
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2023.06.03 01:56 Dismal-Jellyfish ‘Shadow Banks’ Account for Half of the World’s Assets—and Pose Growing Risks: 'no one seems to have a firm handle on the risks that nonbank financial entities could pose if numerous trades and investments sour.'

‘Shadow Banks’ Account for Half of the World’s Assets—and Pose Growing Risks: 'no one seems to have a firm handle on the risks that nonbank financial entities could pose if numerous trades and investments sour.'
The sudden failure this year of three sizable American banks demonstrated one way in which the financial system can “break” as the Federal Reserve and other central banks press a campaign to normalize interest rates.
There could be others.
Risk-minded regulators, policy makers, and investors are eyeing the huge but nebulous world of largely unregulated nonbank financial intermediaries, known colloquially as shadow banks, as a potential locus of future problems. It includes sovereign-wealth funds, insurers, pension funds, hedge funds, financial-technology firms, financial clearing houses, mutual funds, and fast-growing entities such as money-market funds and private credit funds.
The nonbank financial system now controls $239 trillion, or almost half of the world’s financial assets, according to the Financial Stability Board. That’s up from 42% in 2008, and has doubled since the 2008-09 financial crisis. Postcrisis regulations helped shore up the nation’s biggest banks, but the restrictions that were imposed, coupled with years of ultralow interest rates, fueled the explosive growth of nonbank finance.
To be sure, these financial intermediaries play an important role in the economy, lending to many businesses too small or indebted to tap institutional markets. Moreover, while talk is rife on Wall Street about problems brewing in shadow banking, few have surfaced since the Fed began tightening monetary policy in the first quarter of 2022. To the contrary, disruptions caused by rising interest rates have been most evident so far in the regulated banking sector. And any turmoil in the nonbank arena could prove relatively benign, especially if the economy avoids a severe recession.
Yet, no one seems to have a firm handle on the risks that nonbank financial entities could pose if numerous trades and investments sour. Nor is there a detailed understanding of the connections among nonbank entities, or their links to the regulated banking system.
To date, this system hasn’t been tested, at this scale, for a wave of credit losses and defaults that could stem from higher rates and a weakening economy. History suggests caution: Shadow banking was at the epicenter of the financial crisis, as nontraditional financial institutions turned subprime mortgages into complex securities sold to banks and investors, often using high levels of leverage. As homeowners defaulted, these products lost value, and the damage cascaded through the financial system.
While nonbank finance looks a lot different today, as do the potential risks, it remains a source of concern. Some policy makers and bankers use the shadow-bank moniker to refer to that segment of the nonbank universe considered most likely to trigger the sorts of liquidity-draining events that sparked prior financial contagion. The Institute of International Finance ballparks such exposure at about 14% of nonbank financial assets. But the links remain cloudy between the riskier elements of shadow banking, a term that rankles many nonbank entities, and the more resilient world of market-based finance.
“The enormous size and high leverage levels of the nonbank financial-institutions sector, along with the more lax reporting and regulatory standards applied to this sector relative to banks make it a potential tinderbox,” says Eswar Prasad, an economics professor at Cornell University and a senior fellow at Brookings Institution, who formerly worked at the International Monetary Fund.
Worried economists and financial analysts have been urging regulators to gain a better understanding of nonbank financial intermediaries because they see telltale signs of potential trouble, including illiquid assets, increasing leverage, lack of transparency, and rapid growth.
The nonbank universe is “everyone’s obvious candidate” for more breaks, says Simon Johnson, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a former director of research at the IMF, who has spent much of his career working to prevent economic crises.
There are no direct parallels to the asset mismatches and bank runs that took down Silicon Valley Bank and First Republic Bank earlier this year. In part, that’s because the pension funds, insurers, and endowments of the nonbank world tend to hold assets for decades through funds that lock up their money for five to seven years. Also, big players such as private credit funds tend to use far less leverage than banks.
Still, there are indications that inflation and the sharp rise in rates may be causing strains in some parts of the nonbank system. High interest rates have sapped demand for new mortgages, for instance, hurting nonbank lenders. Liquidity in parts of the bond market, such as emerging market debt and high-yield, is at the lowest levels since the Covid pandemic. And cash flow at some companies financed by private credit is shrinking due to inflation, a slowing economy, and higher debt payments.
One thing is clear: What happens in one corner of this sprawling world doesn’t stay there. Consider the collapse of the hedge fund Archegos Capital Management in 2021. Its losses on concentrated bets on blue-chip stocks triggered a margin call that led to the sale of about $20 billion of assets. That left big banks exposed to the fund, including Nomura and UBS, with billions of dollars in losses.
“Risks came back to banks’ balance sheets from the back door,” says Fabio Massimo Natalucci, deputy director of monetary and capital markets development at the International Monetary Fund and co-author of its global financial-stability report.
Federal Reserve governor Michelle Bowman said in a speech this spring that losses related to riskier activities pushed out of the banking system could come back to haunt banks through activities such as the banks’ extension of credit to nonbank lenders. According to the Fed, bank lending to nonbank financial intermediaries totaled $2 trillion in commitments at the end of 2022, a level the Fed described as high.
While many nonbank entities are regulated in some way, no regulator has attempted to assess the overall financial stability of the nonbank world. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC, is now seeking comments on designating some nonbank institutions as systemic and subjecting some to Federal Reserve supervision. That would reverse some of the changes made during the last administration.
A look at three types of nonbank financial intermediaries—private-credit providers, open-end bond funds, and nonbank mortgage lenders—offers a window into the prevailing concerns about shadow banking, and suggests how conditions could unravel in this sector in ways that roil the economy and the markets.

Private Credit

Rapid growth in the world of finance tends to draw attention, and few business segments have grown since the financial crisis as much as private credit. Private-credit providers typically lend directly to midsize, privately owned businesses that generate from $10 million to $1 billion of revenue and can’t get funding in the institutional market.
As banks retreated after the crisis and each minicrisis that followed, these financial intermediaries stepped in. Private-credit assets have mushroomed to nearly $1.5 trillion from $230 billion in 2008**,** putting the private-credit market in the league of the leveraged-loan and high-yield markets.
Drawn by high yields, attractive returns, and diversification opportunities, investors have poured money into private-credit funds. Insurers have doubled their allocation to these pools of largely illiquid assets over the past decade, while pension funds have more than doubled their allocation to alternative investments, including private credit, since 2006.
The Fed said in its financial stability report, published in May, that the risk to financial stability from private-credit funds appears limited. It noted that the funds don’t use much leverage, are held by institutional investors, and have long lockup periods, limiting the risk of runs. But the Fed also acknowledged that it had little visibility into loan portfolios, including the traits of borrowers, the nature of deal terms, and default risks.
Some observers are concerned about the connections between private lending and other nonbank activities, as well as lenders’ links to the banking sector. “Wall Street says they aren’t going to lend to subprime borrowers, but they lend to funds that lend to them,” says Ana Arsov, who oversees private-credit research at Moody’s.
There is no public view of banks’ total exposure to private credit, Arsov says. Given the scale of the business and limited visibility into the risks, analysts worry that any widespread deterioration of asset quality could ripple through other parts of the financial world before regulators could act.
Business development companies, some of which are publicly traded, offer some insight through disclosure documents into this $250 billion market. “Most managers that have both BDCs and institutional structures share deals across their platform, providing insight into the types of credits in their portfolios,” says Dwight Scott, global head of Blackstone Credit.
Moody’s sees increasing challenges for some BDCs over the next 12 to 18 months as the economy slows and companies grapple with higher borrowing costs, inflation, and market volatility. Although liquidity looks adequate for the next 12 months, loan maturities for portfolio companies will accelerate after that. If rates are still high and the economy is slumping, that could hamper the prospects for further borrowing. Similarly, lenders could become more conservative.
Blackstone Private Credit fund, or BCRED, the biggest private-credit fund, said late last year that it had hit its 5% quarterly investor-redemption limit. While Blackstone had no trouble meeting redemptions, and has reported that redemption requests fell in this year’s first quarter, Arsov worries about how smaller players would handle a similar situation. The industry’s efforts to court retail investors, she says, could increase the possibility that risks in private credit seep into broader financial markets, potentially by creating confidence issues.
What could trigger problems in the broader private-credit universe? One concern is a potential wave of struggling borrowers larger than the anticipated 5% to 6%. Arsov says expectations may be too rosy, based on the low default rate during the pandemic, when the Fed stepped in with trillions of dollars in stimulus. With the Fed now raising rates to curb inflation and trimming its balance sheet, such assistance is unlikely to be repeated.
Leverage metrics also have deteriorated, and covenant protections have weakened as the growth in private credit has increased competition for deals. Many have been concentrated in software, business services, and healthcare, in companies backed by private-equity funds. Given the benign interest-rate and economic backdrop of recent years, many private-equity investors were willing to pay higher multiples of enterprise value for companies with sustainable revenue, which allowed them to take on more leverage, says Richard Miller, head of private credit at TCW.
“Our markets stopped focusing on debt to Ebitda [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization], the longstanding gauge of risk, and looked at loan to value,” Miller says. “That was fine as long as enterprise values didn’t contract and the [interest] rate on that elevated debt didn’t go up. We have had a change in both.”
Now, some of these companies are generating less cash flow, which affects their ability to cover interest payments. While leverage isn’t as high as during the financial crisis, limiting potential systemic risk, Miller sees the risks today transferred to the individual borrower, and worries about the prospect of some borrowers running out of money.
A shift in the market might weed out weaker private-credit upstarts. But a potential combination of rising defaults, elevated interest rates, and flagging investor appetite for private credit could exacerbate a downturn, albeit in slow motion, given the nature of borrowing.
Not surprisingly, industry leaders are more upbeat. “People conflate default with losses,” says Blackstone’s Scott. But much of direct lending involves senior secured debt, he notes, which should minimize actual losses and enable lenders to help businesses through the challenges.
“Rather than increasing risk to the markets, private-credit asset managers are typically a stabilizing force, given the ability to invest patiently and opportunistically, and with little to no use of leverage, when banks and other traditional market participants either can’t or won’t,” says Michael Arougheti, chief executive of Ares Management, one of the largest alternative-asset managers.

Bond Funds

Unlike private-credit funds, which lock up investors’ money for a set period, most mutual funds allow investors to buy and sell whenever they want, offering daily liquidity. But that could turn problematic for bond funds under certain conditions, as some corporate bonds change hands only once a month—and less frequently in times of stress. If credit losses pile up or markets become stressed, some policy makers fear that bond funds could face demands to liquidate holdings at fire-sale prices, as investors scramble to sell funds with assets that have become illiquid.
Liquidity in bond markets dried up in the early days of the pandemic as investors scrambled for cash and some bond funds sold assets to meet redemptions. That set off a further frenzy as investors tried to unload assets before they became more illiquid. The selling pressure eventually forced the Fed to intervene and offer to buy corporate bonds for the first time ever to keep credit flowing. Hoping to minimize the damage from another fire sale, policy makers are looking to develop new rules, including on fund pricing.
The Investment Company Institute, which represents the mutual fund industry, has pushed back against this effort, arguing it is based on an incorrect view of the role that bond funds played in 2020. Citing its own research, the ICI says bond sales didn’t spark the Treasury market dysfunction that disrupted the flow of credit, but started only after markets began seizing up and, at that, represented a fraction of the selling.
The ICI notes that concerns about fire sales during periods of market stress aren’t unique to the mutual fund structure.
Bond funds have seen net inflows of $1.74 trillion since 2013. Global fixed-income funds, a subset of the sector, have crowded into some of the same corners of the market in the past two years. The IMF has raised alarms about that, citing fears of a stampede out of certain assets if a single fund runs into trouble.
Bid/ask spreads, a common gauge of a market’s liquidity, have widened in areas such as high-yield and emerging market debt to levels last seen in the spring of 2020, according to the IMF.
Mara Dobrescu, director of fixed-income strategies for Morningstar’s manager-research group, also sees increasing vulnerabilities, but notes that most funds are equipped to handle stresses and that not many bond funds have had to institute limits on redemptions.
Warning SignThe liquidity risk in high-yield bond funds increased in 2022 as bid-ask spreads widened.Portfolio-level bid-ask spread across fundsSource: International Monetary Fund

Nonbank Mortgage Lenders

The mortgage market has seen dramatic changes in the years since the global financial crisis. The business of originating and servicing loans has migrated steadily away from banks, with nonbank lenders accounting for more than two-thirds of all originations. Rocket Cos. ’ [ticker: RKT] Rocket Mortgage unit and UWM Holdings ’ [UWMC] United Wholesale Mortgage top the list of the biggest lenders.
Neither company responded to Barron’s requests for comment.
Housing finance is raising flags again, not so much for risky lending practices as in 2008, but because of the business models of these nonbank lenders, which don’t have to hold as much capital as banks. With people buying fewer houses, mortgage originations are down 60% in the past two years, raising concerns that potential losses will eat into these businesses’ slim capital cushion and raise leverage levels.
Nancy Wallace, a finance and real estate professor at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business, has been warning for years about these nonbank lenders’ business model. She fears that a rise in defaults could lead to disruptions in the mortgage and housing markets.
One concern is the companies’ reliance on short-term funding through warehouse lines of credit from banks. Those presumably could be pulled during periods of market stress, or if the borrowers’ financial health were to deteriorate.
In this year’s first quarter, delinquency rates were only 3.6%, the lowest level for any first quarter since the Mortgage Bankers Association started tracking them in 1979. A sharp rise in delinquencies, however, could bring added pain, as the companies’ servicing businesses, which collect monthly payments from borrowers and funnel them to investors including banks, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, would need to advance the money.
On its own, analysts don’t see the nonbank mortgage-lending industry triggering a financial crisis, although distress throughout the industry could diminish confidence in other nonbank lenders. In a worst-case scenario, credit could dry up for riskier borrowers, hitting home prices and sapping mortgage demand.
Peter Mills, senior vice president of residential policy for the Mortgage Bankers Association, has pushed back on recent regulatory efforts aimed at designating nonbank lenders as systemic, noting that the framework under consideration doesn’t include a cost/benefit analysis or an assessment of the probability that an entity could default.
Plus, he doesn’t see a financial-transmission risk from the industry, which is working on tools to mitigate strains in the event of delinquencies. “It’s less a financial earthquake and more of an operational challenge,” he says.
That may prove to be the case throughout the nonbank financial sector as interest rates normalize and the era of free money ends. Plenty of things might bend without breaking in this vast and opaque world. Just the same, it pays to be vigilant.


Shorter Version:
  • The nonbank financial intermediaries, or "shadow banks," controlling almost half of the world’s financial assets, are being watched closely as central banks work towards normalizing interest rates.
  • Though few problems have been noted since the Fed's monetary policy tightening in 2022, there are concerns about the risk these nonbank entities could pose if numerous investments fail, especially given the lack of understanding about their interconnections.
  • Rising interest rates and inflation may be causing strain in the nonbank system, with decreased demand for new mortgages and reduced liquidity in some bond markets.
  • The collapse of Archegos Capital Management in 2021 highlighted the risk of problems in one area of the nonbank system impacting others, prompting calls for regulators to improve understanding of nonbank financial intermediaries.
  • Despite private credit growth, concerns persist due to limited visibility into these funds' loan portfolios and connections between private lending and other nonbank activities, as well as links to the banking sector.
  • Bond funds, with their daily liquidity, could face challenges in times of stress when certain corporate bonds are infrequently traded, potentially leading to liquidation at reduced prices.
  • The shift from banks to nonbank lenders in the mortgage market, combined with the latter's reliance on short-term funding from banks, has raised concerns, especially in the event of a sharp rise in delinquencies.
Longer Version:
  • As the Federal Reserve and other central banks work towards normalizing interest rates, the largely unregulated nonbank financial intermediaries, also known as shadow banks, are being closely watched due to their potential to cause future financial issues.
    • These entities, which include everything from sovereign-wealth funds to financial-technology firms, currently control $239 trillion, almost half of the world’s financial assets, an increase from 42% in 2008.
  • These intermediaries serve a crucial role in the economy, lending to businesses that are too small or too indebted to tap into institutional markets.
    • Despite concerns, few issues have emerged in the shadow banking sector since the Fed began tightening monetary policy in 2022.
    • However, it's unclear what risks these nonbank entities could pose if numerous investments go sour, especially considering the lack of detailed understanding about their connections among themselves and to the regulated banking system.
  • The shadow banking system hasn't been tested on this scale against a potential wave of credit losses and defaults that could result from higher rates and a weakening economy.
    • The sector, with its size, high leverage levels, and lax reporting and regulatory standards, could potentially become a "tinderbox" according to some economists.
  • There are indications that rising interest rates and inflation may be causing some strain in the nonbank system.
    • High rates have reduced demand for new mortgages, affecting nonbank lenders. Also, liquidity in some bond markets is at the lowest levels since the COVID pandemic.
  • Still, there have been instances where problems in one part of the nonbank system have impacted others. The collapse of the hedge fund Archegos Capital Management in 2021, for example, resulted in significant losses for big banks exposed to the fund (and those continue as that bag is passed around...).
    • Given these risks, regulators are being urged to gain a better understanding of nonbank financial intermediaries.
  • Private credit has grown exponentially since the 2008 financial crisis, ballooning from $230 billion to almost $1.5 trillion.
    • This sector lends directly to midsize businesses that can't obtain funding in the institutional market.
    • Investors are attracted to private credit due to high yields, returns, and diversification opportunities.
  • The Federal Reserve stated in a recent report that risks to financial stability from private-credit funds seem limited because these funds don't use much leverage, have long lockup periods, and are held by institutional investors.
    • However, there's limited visibility into these funds' loan portfolios, including borrower characteristics, deal terms, and default risks.
  • Concerns arise from connections between private lending and other nonbank activities, as well as links to the banking sector.
    • The lack of public view into banks' total exposure to private credit is a cause for concern for some analysts who worry that asset quality deterioration could impact other parts of the financial world before regulators can intervene.
  • A potential wave of struggling borrowers larger than the anticipated 5-6% could trigger problems in the broader private credit universe.
    • Leverage metrics have also worsened, and covenant protections have weakened as competition for deals has grown.
      • The market's focus has shifted from debt to EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) to loan to value, which could lead to some borrowers running out of money.
  • There is concern that a potential combination of rising defaults, high interest rates, and waning investor appetite for private credit could exacerbate a downturn.
  • Most mutual funds offer daily liquidity, allowing investors to buy and sell whenever they wish.
    • However, this could be an issue for bond funds in certain conditions, as some corporate bonds are traded only once a month and even less often during stressful times.
    • If credit losses accumulate or markets become stressed, bond funds could face pressure to liquidate holdings at reduced prices as investors rush to sell funds with illiquid assets.
  • Bond funds have experienced net inflows of $1.74 trillion since 2013, with global fixed-income funds investing heavily in certain market areas in the last two years.
    • The IMF has expressed concerns about this, noting that if a single fund encounters issues, it could lead to a rush out of certain assets.
    • Liquidity risks in high-yield bond funds have increased in 2022, with bid-ask spreads, a measure of a market’s liquidity, widening.
  • Since the global financial crisis, the mortgage market has undergone significant changes, with nonbank lenders now accounting for over two-thirds of all originations.
    • While the shift away from banks isn't due to risky lending as in 2008, concerns have been raised about the business models of nonbank lenders.
    • These lenders don't need to hold as much capital as banks, and with a 60% decline in mortgage originations in the past two years due to decreased house purchases, potential losses could deplete their modest capital buffer and increase leverage levels.
  • One concern is the nonbank lenders' reliance on short-term funding via warehouse lines of credit from banks, which could be withdrawn during market stress or if the borrowers' financial condition worsens.
    • Although delinquency rates were just 3.6% in Q1 of this year, a sharp increase could cause issues, as these companies' servicing businesses would have to advance the money.
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2023.06.02 21:17 Trompimus_Prime I found a secret in TRTF Classic Recoded???

So I was playing TRTF Classic Recoded for some nostalgia, when Golden Freddy appeared twice in a row. Pretty crazy. But then, I heard a golden Freddy laugh, and when I flipped down my camera shadow Bonnie appeared and crashed my game. I'm new to TRTF, but I heard that the events were scripted, at least in the original. Was this some crazy once in a lifetime secret?
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2023.06.02 03:47 Lucky-Situation New Caretaker (~COA)

Previous Post -
"it was two years after the incident, I remembered everything dying down, so... the company though it was safe to swoop in and, ya know."
. . . . .
"I can't remember much of my time there, i'm sorry, it was, i was soo young back then, what, 5? my parents didn't trust the place, my dad being a police officer and all, I somehow begged him to go."
. . . .
"Yeah, now that you mention it, I don't have anything from that place, no merch or nothing."
. . .
"Personally I think something happened at that place, you know, like the stories people spread around.."
. . .
"You know, something big happens thats traumatizing enough where no one remembers, repressed memories or something."
It was 1987.
Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria was bought out by stranger, who no one can identify, He opened a diner, it was small, apparently he moved those old robots somewhere because they also vanished.
according to what was found, the diner was open for several years,
I say according to what was found as, no one remembers that diner, not a single person.
We know of people alive during that time, and they don't remember, we have records of employees and they swear they have never worked there in their life.

The building is still there, no one's wanted to tear it down, The old Freddy's. People see things walking in there, shadows, that whole site is.. haunted, nothing else can explain it.
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2023.06.01 16:47 VideoGameChronology Everytime I Try To Believe StichlineGames, Something Keeps Feeling Off

Another long one, prepare.
StitchlineGames is a theory I want to believe, especially with Tales being so directly linked to Security Breach that it feels like FF should be that directly linked to the rest of the games. But there's always things pulling me back.
The only confirmed stories in the Stitchline are:
The Epilogues
Into the Pit
To Be Beautiful
Count the Ways
Out of Stock
1:35 AM
Step Closer
Dance With Me
The Man in Room 1280
The Real Jake
There's also other stories people have tried to link Stitchine to either through familiar named locations, unnamed characters looking similar to Stitchline characters, references to the MCI, etc but those have never been directly confirmed. (That's right, despite popular belief, Andrew is never actually confirmed in the Stitchline to actually be Golden Freddy in The New Kid, the story's canonicity is unknown).
The first one everyone jumps to critiquing is Into the Pit as it has a 6th child instead of just the typical 5 in the MCI. However, this is assuming it's actually time travel, which it may not be, it might just be memory hopping which we see happen in the Epilogues as Larson goes through Eleanor's memories of events that she took part in. We know Eleanor has trapped 30 people in the ballpit, if the ballpit can hop through people's memories maybe it hopped through the memory of someone present in the 1985 MCI. We also know these events can't be literal because Spring Bonnie goes after Oswald and ends up in the real world as an agony being that is seemingly controlled by Eleanor but it's confirmed in the Stitchline that William committed the crimes, not some agony monster. With that, we must believe these events aren't 100% truthful and the 6 victims might not be all from the MCI but could just be everyone that died at this specific location.
The next story, To Be Beautiful, is more disconnected from the games but because of that can't really be proven to not exist in the games timeline. I think at this point we are long past the days of thinking of robot kids as complete impossibilities and the past the days of saying Illusion Disks don't exist in the games.
Count the Ways is when things get...interesting. Firstly, the villain is Funtime Freddy who, in the games, seemed to only exist at CBPW and CBEAR, both being the same version of Funtime Freddy. We're led to believe these stories take place in present day, so late 2010s, but if that's the case, Funtime Freddy should be destroyed by now and merged with Ennard/Molten Freddy. There's nothing in the games to imply the existence of multiple CBEARs with multiple Funtime Freddys unlike Freddy Fazbear's Pizza where we know that at least more than 1 exists thanks to FNAF 3's tapes. Fazbear Entertainment was gone after 1993 and by the time of 2023 all of its stuff was considered "pre-historic" implying the company was gone for a while by the time of FNAF 3. There's also the fact that the way Funtime Freddy kills Millie isn't described in the games, he has a storage tank, sure, but nothing suggests he has all these ways to kill children.
Next is Fetch, while we were unaware at the time, this is our first meeting with Andrew, whose agony has infected Fetch. It may also be infected by William's agony as he is tethered to Andrew. We also meet Jake McNally which some think could be Jake from The Real Jake but 5 years younger. For reasons, we'll talk about later, if this is in the game's timeline it has be in after 2023, 2024 at the absolue earliest (although unlikely) meaning Jake would die in 2029, but that is just assuming this is the same Jake. This story doesn't contradict anything from the actual games, so this is fine. It's also important to point out that Freddy's is currently abandoned and no new Freddy's have popped up at this time since the search provides only information of the company closing down after an undescribed incident.
Out of Stock is the first time we actually see Fazbear Entertainment operational post-2023. This story must take place after FFPS as the Stitchwraith exists at this point as soon after this story he collects the Plishtrap Chaser. This means that Fazbear Entertainment is starting back up and doesn't seem to care for its problematic past by selling toys of their once banned Springlock Character.
1:35 AM doesn't contradict or give us really any new information.
Step Closer is the first time in the Stitchline we see a Freddy's location exists in modern day. Nothing in the games outright confirms the existence of Freddy's locations prior to the Pizzaplez but it certainly isn't impossible.
Dance With Me is weird as it implies Circus Baby's Pizza World must've reopened at some point. The original Circus Baby's Pizza World never officially opened and doesn't make sense for Circus Baby's to reopen anytime prior to FFPS as all of FNAF history was "pre-historic" by FNAF 3. This must've opened after the company started back up after FFPS, after Into the Pit and Fetch. This isn't impossible but nothing directly proves this point. Some might say that this is why Funtime Freddy is in Count the Ways but Funtime Freddy is described as being in a scrapyard for ages. Sure, something taking ages is subjective, but something just doesn't feel right there.
The Man in Room 1280 is the big one and honestly the only story that actually directly connects to the games. Andrew has attached himself with William and has been keeping him alive to torment him in his nightmares, no matter what the nurses or doctors do, he won't die. Sound familiar? TOYSNHK attached himself to William and is keeping him alive to torment him, no matter how many times they burn him. It's literally UCN. Some have said that Andrew is the kid with curly black hair inside Golden Freddy in The New Kid and while, yes, it's a possibility, it is an unconfirmed connection but would further strengthen the UCN connection. But the stingers also reveal that the second entity attached to William was Eleanor, who was actually responsible for keeping him alive. It's also important to point out that Andrew is wearing an alligator mask and some have suggested he could be the green masked kid in Happiest Day.
(This is just a side theory and likely incorrect but bear with me here. Is the reason that Vengeful Spirit sounds like Baby a lot is because she's actually Eleanor. Whether you like it or not, Eleanotand Baby are extremely similar. That is assuming the Stitchline is even canon which I'll get to. Just food for thought that someone probably already said)
Blackbird features the use of Illusion Disks again, using them to project fears and problems and turning them into horrible monsters. The stalking and nightmares only stops when Nole redeems himself. We also know Eleanor was behind this in some way and could even be Blackbird considering they both use illusion disks.
The Real Jake features a boy with cancer in a hospital named Jake who has a doll named Simon that his father talks to him through. Jake seemingly possesses Simon after he dies and Simon's mask becomes part of Stitchwraith. In actuality, Jake only possessed the mask while Andrew possessed the battery pack, explaining why Jake can see and Andrew can use the power of the animatronic. Again, Jake could be the same Jake from Fetch, placing this story in 2029 at the absolute earliest.
Finally is Hide and Seek which features Shadow Bonnie who here was either Eleanor, controlled by Eleanor, or created by Eleanor from Toby's rage. This also is in present day as Shadow Bonnie is accepted as a character by Fazbear Entertainment, something we see happening starting in Help Wanted. This also puts into question if OG Shadow Bonnie was controlled by Eleanor implying she existed all the way back in 1987 or if this is a new version of Shadow Bonnie.
As for the actual Epilogues, the question I pose is where did Eleanor even come from? When was she created? Is she possessed? To my knowledge, these are never answered, but her earliest appearance is attached to William in the Man in Room 1280. The actual story of the epilogues fits between FFPS and Help Wanted and can definitely fit there fine.
So, with all of this, what is dragging me back from StitchlineGames. Well, it's the fact that there are really only 2 direct links to the games, The MCI in Into the Pit (which is a warped memoey) and Man in Room 1280 (UCN from the outside). Here's the problem, that isn't enough, 2 of the 12 confirmed Stitchwraith stories actually being directly linked to the games is a small amount. Tales from the Pizzaplex is considered canon by most of the community because it has so many more directly connecting it to the games from the Epilogues to Storteller to Mimic to GGY to Help Wanted to Pressure. These all tell us events or details we all know to exist in the games. FF has 2 game connections, one of which is still debated in accuracy.
The thing is, Stitchline games works fine, I've seen posts and videos about how Stitchline doesn't work but I wouldn't call them definitive, it's mainly people saying "we don't know this to happen, so it doesn't happen" or "its parallels". But just like how StitchlineGames has barely any evidence against, it also has barely any evidence for it. The games do not backup the events of these stories, neither does Tales, the characters have never made game appearances, if Andrew is TOYSNHK it feels pointless when there's other characters it could've been instead of creating an entirely new character, and the fact that some of these characters feel like game characters but with different names. The main evidence I see for Stitchline is either people talking about the Man in Room 1280, people saying that characters from the games exist in books as if you couldn't say the same about the put of continuity trilogy novels, or Scott saying some stories were directly connected but not specifying which or what he means by connected.
This is why I have a hard time accepting StitchlineGames as in continuity because the actual evidence is very little compared to Tales which basically slaps you in the face with in-game events and details. It makes sense that it would be in continuity if Tales is in continuity as they share similar formats but it feels so disconnected from the games themselves. For stories that are supposedly directly linked to the games, they don't have a lot of direct links.
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2023.06.01 15:21 TeraChad_69 What *actually* happens in a Springlock Failure

Since everyone has a different view on how the springlocks work, let me explain using details from the books and games: The springlocks snap when touched, or when they get wet. Breathing or rapid movements (such as heartbeats and laughter) can make a springlock fail. The springlock pierces your skin, feeling like getting stabbed by a large needle. The movement of the springlock sets off other springlocks in a domino effect, piercing every bit of skin on your body. At this point, you might survive if the springlocks were re-wound. After a few seconds, the suit collapses in on itself, crushing and splitting your limbs. As the suit can't properly close, the animatronic shakes violently. The parts of the suit closest to the first springlock failure would collapse first, then the ones near that, until the entire body is crushed. The wearer's eye sockets and mouth has now been pierced and crushed, forcing the teeth and eyes to stick out the front of the suit. Then the animatronic folds at the joints, falling back into the Golden Freddy pose. The suit is now bleeding from every hole, and the wearer's neck is sliced and crushed, stopping them from making any sound or breathing. As the suit rattles, the wearer gets knocked around inside and is pulled in a little bit deeper. The wearer is probably dead by now from shock, blood loss, or brain damage. The animatronic now sits in a pool of blood, tears and Agony/ Remnant. The Agony is produced because of the immense pain of the failure, and it gets absorbed into the suit.
This answers a lot of theories, like the Shadows. RWQFSFASXC and Shadow Freddy are made from the agony inside the suits. The reason why they don't possess Springbonnie and Fredbear is because the bodies were removed from the suits. Springtrap is alive because the body of William is still in the suit, and Withered Golden Freddy is alive because the 2 children that are inside the suit.
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2023.06.01 12:03 awl111126 Still working on my AU but here are some fun fact

Mike Act like the therapists of the group
Only bullied Evan in a teasing way never meant to hurt him and was told by William that fredbear was safe to do the prank
Was born blind in one of his eye keep it cover up because William told him to
Is bisexual had a girlfriend but found out she was cheating on him before SL
Mike gave both of his sibling the mask they wear.
He like a father to Elizabeth and C.C snice their mom was no longer alive and William was never at home
Evan/C.C Full name is Evan Christopher Afton but he prefer C.C
Can act childish because of the way he died he was 8 at the time of his death he made the flowers crown for all of his family members
Didn't die from fredbear he was injected with something by William when he was at the hospital if William didn't inject him he would have lived
Saw William murder Charlotte
C.C soul is connected to Shadow Freddy
C.C think of mike as more as a father then William
Elizabeth Is the youngest child
Doesn't remember her mother and has hardly any memory of her father she just remembered Mike and C.C
Killed 4 people in total
She can act childish or mature
She doesn't want to make William proud anymore now she want to make mike proud of her
She still like ice cream but doesn't like it to be handed to her
Mrs.Afton Full name Clara Rose Afton she prefer to be called Rose
She was a sweet loyal women who love her killed
She was murder when Elizabeth was two she was in the final two of a dance competition when a disgruntled contestant who was eliminated set the place ablaze
She watch over her family from heaven so she know what William did
Her soul is connected to ballora but she does not possessed her
She has a love/relationship with William
William Plan every single one of his kids death
Lied to mike about fredbear being safe and when C.C didn't died like he planned he killed him In his hospital room
Has no remorse for what he did
Is Glitchtrap and is the only one able to turn into their animatronic the others are free
Still love his wife
William shouldn't be trusted anywhere near children
MC All of the missing children are free
Charlie and Cassidy stayed on earth while the other went to heaven
None of the MC forgive William
They don't hate the Afton kids they are really good friends
Cassidy, Charlie and the Afton kids made William hell (UCN)
Cassidy live with Mike she is best friend with C.C and Elizabeth and see mike as a older sibling as well
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2023.06.01 04:24 TheFanatic2997 Solving Fnaf 4(no,really!)

So we all know the confusing game that is Fnaf 4, Right? and how it is probably associated with Midnight Moderist? Well I have a theory that I think cracks the case of Fnaf 4 AND Midnight Moderist. I haven't seen this theory anywhere else, so this will be the only instance to the best of my knowledge.

Midnight Moderist
So in Midnight Moderist you play as "Mustard Man" driving in a suspiciously purple car in the rain. he gets home and talks to an unknown person that is not only wearing gray, and speaks in gray as well. they tell you to leave "Him" alone. you never the less knock on his door, demanding to be let in. when that doesn't work, you go around to the back of the house to find a broken window, human footprints leading away from the site, and animal footprints standing just outside. You say "Ran off to that place again. He'll be sorry when he gets Back." and the screen cuts to black.

The Characters
so we can already label "Mustard Man" as William Afton. He drives a purple car, the minigame is labeled in the files as "Later that night" and it is raining, just like the Security Puppet minigame, which shows Charlie Emily's death. with that out of the way, let's talk about about the gray person. this person is most definitely Michael, or "Foxy Bro" watching the TV, just like Michael does at the end of each night in Sister Location. he is also wearing a gray shirt, like Foxy Bro is in Fnaf 4, and he speaks in gray, like Foxy Bro. Now if he is Michael/Foxy Bro, then the "He" he mentions is most likely the Crying Child(CC).

So, What Happened?
Well, William is shown in the Minigame driving home after his first murder, and when he gets home, CC has run away to "That Place" most likely Fredbear's Family Diner since that was where William just was. If CC went to Fredbear's, then wouldn't he be there when his father murdered Charlie? and when The Puppet went outside after Charlie? what if CC saw Charlie outside in the rain, and saw The Puppet go outside too. He would then go out as well, and what would he find? an animatronic laying on top of a child's corpse. It all makes sense now. CC saw The Puppet on top of Charlie and believed that The Puppet killed her. "what is seen in the shadows is easily misunderstood in the mind of a child." now that explains CC's fear of animatronics, and what the Fredbear plush meant when he said "You know what will happen if he catches you." Michael, now aware of his brother's new found fear, would begin to bully him about his fear. Why? Well in Security Breach's CD's one of the backstories provided was that Vanessa's father, Bill, forced her to lie about her mother in court to win the custody battle. in the aftermath, it is implied her mother K*lled herself. this story turns out to be a complete fabrication. but look at Bill's name. it is short for William. this story is not Vanessa's but of the Afton kids. in the aftermath of this traumatic divorce, Michael would express his sadness by torturing his younger brother using animatronic masks. this is backed up in the story "Step Closer" where the protagonist, Pete, shares striking similarities to Michael. In this story, it is said Pete bullied his younger brother to express his sadness over his parent's divorce.

So What is Fnaf 4?
This is where the fun begins. So before we talk about Fnaf 4, I should mention the dirt mound and the animal footprints. In the Twisted Ones, the Twisted animatronics seem to be the counterparts to the Nightmare animatronics. For that reason, I think it is safe to assume that the dirt mound is where at least one of the animatronics bury themselves during the day, like in the Twisted Ones novel, and the animal footprints are from one of the Nightmare animatronics. They would be stalking the house, like seen in the menu screen of Fnaf 4. So, to lead our way to Fnaf 4, I would like to turn your attention to William's line of "He'll be sorry when he gets back." since his kid not only snuck out of the house, but went to Fredbear's on a night he killed someone. as punishment, William locked CC in one of his "Observatory" rooms seen in Sister Location, and would send the Nightmare Animatronics after him. since the Nightmare animatronics are counterparts to the Twisted Ones, then it is not far-fetched to assume they are just bare endoskeletons with a sound-illusion disc on, people see terrifying versions of Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Fredbear.(note that I am going with the idea that Nightmare is Nightmare Fredbear with a malfunctioning illusion disc, like MatPat pointed out) William also put a camera and Walkie-Talkie in CC's favorite toy, Fredbear. too keep an eye on him. in the bedroom we can also see easter-eggs showing a vase of flowers, pills, and an IV. these might be caused by the illusion discs, forcing CC to see reference's to his mother on her deathbed. Nights 1-5 go along with the end of night minigames, leading up to CC's birthday party at his now-least-favorite place, Fredbear's Family Diner. It is on that day, though, that Michael and his friends will take things too far. They pick-up CC, carry him over to Fredbear, and stuff his head inside. They all have a good laugh at CC's expense, when Fredbear's jaw slams shut, hospitalizing CC in the Bite of '83. we also see in the night 6 end-of-night minigame CC pass on, while Michael apologizes and William tells CC"I will put you back together" before it is implies CC passes away. Michael's story continues in The Survival Logbook, where he draws an image of Nightmare Fredbear or Nightmare. how would he know these animatronics exist? Nights 6-8 are when you play as Michael, trapped in the same room CC was in as punishment handed out by William for killing his brother. The box, therefore, could refer to Michael's repressed memories of the incident which killed his brother.

Tying It All together
The story of Fnaf 4, I believe, is this: William has just taken a life. he drives back home in the dead of night, and checks on his youngest son, CC, for having his door closed. He goes around the back to find CC has broken out of his room, along with evidence of his Nightmare Animatronics on the prowl. William realizes CC ran off the Fredbear's Family Diner, where he had just killed a child. turns out, CC saw the girl in the ally, and The Puppet go outside with her. after following them, he finds a grizzly scene: The Puppet on-top of the freshly murdered corpse of the girl, Charlie. CC sees that the animatronics are actually bloodthirsty murderers who kill kids. he runs back home. the next day, his Fredbear Plush begins talking to him. William then places CC in his Observatory room, where he uses the Nightmare animatronics to punish his son for disobeying him. CC's older brother, Michael, also begins to torture him, using his new-found fear against him. It seems the whole world was against him. but tragedy would strike on his birthday at Fredbear's, where Michael and his friend's all pick-up CC, and shove him into Fredbear's mouth as a sick prank. it would be then that CC would be put into a coma in the event that would come to be known as "The Bite of '83". in the hospital, Michael would apologize for what he did, while William promises to put CC back together. CC then dies in the hospital. as punishment for killing his son, William would put Michael into the Observatory where CC once was, where he would be tortured by the Nightmare animatronics, events that would continue to haunt him for decades after that.
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2023.06.01 03:33 PariahMantra Weak Killer Changes (Fanmade Balancing Ideas)

Hey folks, I'm Pariah! I play more DBD than I should and I really enjoy pondering the game, the things that make it fun and the sometimes… questionable balance that I think many people find it has. After watching a recent killer tierlist video I was pondering if there were any interesting and fun ways to improve the lower tier characters without fundamentally changing them or ruining their core gameplay fantasy and since I sometimes design games (board not video game) I decided to take a shot and see if I could come up with ideas that would improve some of the weaker killers and I figured some people might be amused by what I had come up with.

There are a few rules and considerations I wanted to bring up before getting into specific killers that will apply to all of them or just general rules:

Balance: Every killer should remain weaker than nurse (or blight if you think blight is stronger). That's not exactly a difficult bar to clear, but its important. The goal is not to generically make the game harder for survivors (though everytime someone teabags and says gg ez after what was otherwise a fun interesting game the urge grows) but to make the weakest killers more playable and strong. You might be saying "But Pariah, that will make the game harder for survivors", and you're right, but I firmly believe that the game should not be balanced with bad killers justifying the op ones from a balance perspective. The goal is to pull everyone towards the center, but to make them different, rather than stronger or weaker. When you read something I've come up with and go "Holy crap this is some BS" I want you to ask yourself if its stronger than Nurse, because for some of these characters its definitely a huge improvement but I think I've managed to avoid the Nurse level or at least make it more possible to play around.

The Fantasy: With that in mind we can consider the guiding light of our balancing; the fantasy of the killer. For most it is the archetype or character, the cool thing you get to do that makes you seem badass or scary or powerful. Silent Bell Wraith jumpscares the hell out of people, Ghostface emerges from the shadows for a lethal backstab, Blight plays a game of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pinball at the same time. We want to play into those fantasies because they provide a differentiation in how a killer should play and function. The goal is to avoid a game where you feel like you are never anything but an M1 killer but instead you should feel like you have an interesting power and setup to play with. Maybe "after X point I'm an M1 killer" but even that isn't as much fun. This is also interesting for survivor gameplay because while it adds complexity it also adds interesting decisions and considerations. Playing against Plague comes with a consideration of whether you should drink from the fountain (you shouldn't unless its on a far edge of a map), playing against Oni encourages healing, etc. We want those interesting gameplay moments.

Complexity: With that being said we generally want everything to stay within a relatively similar level of complexity as to where the killer currently exists (which can definitely vary and make things difficult). If we were talking about Wraith, he's not getting a whole new bit added to his power, because as it stands his power is very simple. We'd much rather add to existing powers, but for those who have more complicated sets of things, adding to their powers is possible.

Numbers are scary and Add-Ons are hard: I'm not generally changing any numbers. For some killers that might be the best way to change them to be more towards the middle, but that's a level of game balance I just don't have the data to do and really should be refined by testing. We're going to come in with conceptual changes and then move forward into numbers balancing from there.

For the sake of simplicity here is our mission statement:

"Change the discussed killers such that they are more authentic to their fantasy and moved towards the average killer powerlevel while not massively changing their complexity or encouraging specific niche/problematic strategies". (That last bit is another way of saying that if we changed Bubba, he's not getting Insidious basekit).

I have figured out 6ish of the weaker killers but I figured I wouldn't write too much of a novel and have attached 3. If people are curious about Legion, Myers and Freddy I'd be happy to share them as well (People will call BS on Legion and I'm really proud of Freddy).

I'm really excited to hear what people think!

The Trapper:

Fantasy: Almost the archetype of an isolated killer. Shia Lebouf jokes aside, the goal is to feel like no matter where the survivors go, you have a trap for them. You have set up a prison they don't know they are in yet and they cannot escape you.

The Change: Every trap on the map starts armed and in a "decent" spot - meaning under a pallet, in a doorway or on one side of a window. This means that if you bump into a player while roaming the map early you don't have to decide between being an m1 killer or just ignoring them and can assess your ability to actually use the trap spawns to get a decent chase and maybe an early down/pressure.

Design Notes: As one of the starting unlocked killers, you don't want this character to gain a bunch of complexity but you do want them to feel good to play (even if they aren't top tier). That being said, you want to ensure that any power you give doesn't disproportionally improve the killer's ability to play the basement (where trapper can feel oppressive to play against). This won't fix things at high level play, and I acknowledge that. I would love if the spawns were stronger (like in grass) but fundamentally I'm trying to keep things fundamentally with reasonable programmable limits (I'll admit I'm not sure if spawning them in doorways is easily doable, but the technology obvious exists to determine window and pallet positioning.

This does come with another upside that I really like. For the babiest of baby killers, it gives some examples of good places to set down traps.

The Hillbilly:

I'm aware that Billy isn't is as weak of a place as other killers in the list, but for the amount of skill that Billy mains have to express and how much certain maps can ruin his day, I figure he could use some love to make achieving that massive level of skill feel better.

Fantasy: This one is actually interesting. Billy was clearly originally just Bubba-Lite before they got the license. He taps into the "chainsaw murderer fantasy", but since then his fantasy has arguably changed to a mechanical one. From my conversations with Billy mains there are two main appeals. One is just shouting as you rocket across the map at approximately 100,000 mph and the other is expressing the skill you've gained with the killer. They want to show sweet curves and long shot snipes across long terrain.

The Change: Let's give them more of what they want. Billy no longer stops at pallets when chainsawing. If the survivor does the perfect drop where they actually bonk him, he stuns, but if the pallet is down, he keeps going (likely through anyone behind the pallet). And no, it doesn't reduce his damage. He still gets the insta-down.

Design Notes: I can already hear the complaints about this one making pallets (an important part of the game) irrelevant and frankly that's intentional. Different killers should require different things to play around them and there are numerous killers that can negate pallets in a variety of ways. Also, let's be honest, would you not be excited to see a highlight of a Billy seeing how many pallets they can get in a single charge on The Game?

I also will admit that I'm not 100% sure how the Billy mains would feel about this, so let me know if that's something you feel would improve your experience if you are one of those blessed souls.

The Onryo:
Fun fact: this is the killer that got me thinking about this list.

Fantasy: You're the little girl from the ring that traumatized me for multiple weeks when I was in middle school. You are everywhere, unavoidable and inexorable. It isn't a fast kill, but a guaranteed one.

The Change: Sadako can see the aura of every survivor with a certain distance of every television that is turned on. This definitely covers the nearby generators. For balance purposes this does not apply to any survivor carrying a tape (which symbolically works as Sadako is less angry with people spreading her message) For this to work you may also have to remove the "Sadako generates condemned when she teleports next to people" bit.

Design Notes: Sadako is hard because anyone with an instant Mori requires consideration of how that can be used. However, what's equally frustrating is that if the Killer doesn't play the style where they are just generating condemned and not actually pushing hook states, survivors will never "naturally" end up condemned and rather than it being something they have to play around, the killer basically has to cheese the game to make it relevant. Instead, we use it to put pressure on the survivors. There are 3 paths that can play out with this new design and I quite like them all frankly:

1. The survivors ignore the TV and Sadako uses the fact that she know which generator they are doing to teleport there and start a chase (interactive and fun) 

2. The survivors ignore the TV and Sadako walks over to the generator. From that point she has basically a super info perk, but the survivors know she has it, and chases in that area become incredibly dangerous because of her enhanced information. 

3. A survivor takes the tape and starts bringing it to the TV they can use it at, slowly building condemn all the way. They can use this time to turn off other TVs and could even try to use it to sneak gens, since they are invisible to Sadako's free aura reading from the TVs, but that is risky as well. 

Option 3 has a lot of interesting play, since running around turning all of Sadako's TVs off gets very dangerous if she catches you since you are probably getting high on the condemned meter. It also changes how you play around Sadako depending on if you think she's on info perks (since she can almost certainly find you if you try to sneak gens or turn off too many TVs) vs if she's on chase perks (and then maybe you can get away with it. The VHS tape game remains in the game, but now the survivors have to play it with Sadako or they are giving her a lot of power.

That's all for now! Like I said, excited to hear what people think and to see how poorly I formatted this!
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2023.05.31 22:36 time_isup Phenomenal library haul, DVDs and BDs - all free!

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2023.05.31 21:51 EpicMazement What if the Mimic1 Program is one of the many things infected by Nightmare, Afton and Andrew in TMIR1280?

I recently made a post talking about all the connections between Nightmare and the Mimic1 Virus.
If the Blob is the Mimic1 Virus/Program, which evidence seems to suggest for now, then him being infected by the three TMIR1280 entities would explain why it would wanna turn the Mimic Endo into William, why it would wanna recreate the Aftons, why it seems to know so much about the Afton's personal lives, why TFTP decided to show an Eleanor victim, why the victim would have Staff Bot parts -which is implied by the to and fro detail- , why UCN characters are in HW and SD, why SD characters say UCN lines, and why there is so much Nightmare imagery in SB.
While Vanessa's past could just be meant to mirror that of the Aftons, I feel like the fact that the dad's name was Bill, the fact that Vanessa seems to think about Mimic1 when someone mentions her father, Vanessa's mumbling when asked if her dad's name was Bill, the fact that Mimic1 is implied to have altered Vanessa's life record implies it's all just Mimic1 trying to mold Vanessa into a new Elizabeth of sorts.
So that means that Mimic1 knows a LOT about the Aftons, which, if he either was infected by, or just straight up is Nightmare, would add up.
It would also be a cool narrative, since Mimic1 is already implied to have seen Afton commit the MCI. It's these two shadows of William Afton becoming one.
This would also give new meaning to Part Freddy and Dark Freddy, who are shadow types of Freddy in HW.
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2023.05.31 18:11 FishCivil6779 Ask my FNaF 1-3 AU cast anything!(List of the Charachter below)

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