Holly springs parks and rec baseball

DeBary: River City

2014.12.09 20:43 flqc DeBary: River City

"DeBary is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, on the northern shore of the St. Johns River near Lake Monroe. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 19,320. It is part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 494,593 people in 2010."
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2023.06.10 19:39 hanas_lin Colonial Heights: Today (6/10) = Spring Fling Family Festival @ White Bank Park. 4pm-7pm. Music, Food, Games, & More!

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2023.06.10 19:34 Sheenag Salt Spring Island is one giant car gutter

I'm on a bike trip through Vancouver Island, and I decided to cut across Salt Spring Island (a popular tourist spot)
It's a hilly island, which makes cycling challenging, but the amount of car traffic is astounding.
The main townsite is just one giant crawl of cars trying to navigate pedestrians, other cars, parking spaces etc. Giant trucks and SUVs have to inch around crammed parking lots.
The roads are narrow and the posted speed limit is nonsensically high, with speeders common. Riding your bike means being closepassed, honked at and generally is a dismal affair.
For a place that really leans on its free-spirit, hippie, laid back image, people are totally enslaved to personal vehicle ownership.
I was talking to a local, and they said "that's how it is, you need a car to get around the island." Which seams to be the consensus. Just a total lack of imaginations for alternatives. Most people just can't see beyond a personal car as their only option to move.
I'm glad to be leaving, thankfully.
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2023.06.10 19:20 TFlaherty Austin has great people: Update on Maisy rattlesnake bite story!

Austin has great people: Update on Maisy rattlesnake bite story!
You may remember the posts I made a few weeks ago about my dog Maisy being bit by a rattlesnake in our backyard and then passing after a hard 72 hour fight.
Just wanted to do a quick update to let you know that despite the constant barrage of bad news we see every day, the world (especially Austin) is still filled with incredible, kind people. Here’s a few examples:
  1. The Watering Bowl, the absolute best dog park in Austin, has raised money and is offering a free rattlesnake avoidance training class for dog members in Maisy’s honor. The hope is to prevent other dogs from getting snake bites!
  2. Rudy Alverez, the retired baseball coach from Bowie High School and an incredibly nice guy, saw Maisy’s story on reddit and KVUE and felt compelled to paint a beautiful portrait of Maisy. He then went into detective mode and searched for 2 days to find us and bring us his painting. Of course it's proudly hanging in our house!
  3. We’ve found a new schnoodle Winnie, a 9 week old pup that has been so helpful in helping us heal. And of course she is spoiled.
  4. A work colleague who saw Maisy on many of my conference calls gave Winnie a year’s membership to the Watering Bowl in Maisy’s honor so she can play and have fun there!
It’s been a hard few weeks, but it’s so great to see that there still so many wonderful people in Austin.
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2023.06.10 18:41 bowlderholder Planning a 9-day solo road trip in Aug, these are the only two main stops to check off my NP list! Any ideas of stops to add on or route to take back home? Car camping over hotel stays

Some added detail: I have 5 days to get to this airbnb outside of Gatlinburg, TN that my best friend rented for 3 days during this trip which I'll be staying at with her. I'm most likely only staying for the first 2 days (she's road tripping from our home state with her fiance) so that I can have 3 days to get myself back home. However, i plan to get to the smokey mountains possibly the day before to explore on my own and maybe camp the night before i meet with her somewhere in the park. Clingmans Dome is the only one on my list so far for that NP. Probably only going to do one day in the Hot Springs to check out a bathhouse experience. I'm open to any and all ideas for stops and trails! Nature gems specifically if you know of any, and of course food is key 😉
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2023.06.10 18:37 on-yourporch Floridian Atmospheric Perfume Recs?

Long time lurker of this sub, but still relatively new to the perfume world. I'm a big fan of the atmospheric perfumes I've tried and would love to hear any recommendations for anything that captures "Florida"/Southern Coastal vibes to you. Less of the coastal grandma and more of the ozonic lightning, briny aquatic, fresh spring water, green vibes. Something that gives "walking to the grocery store in a 4pm rain shower in the summer". Unisex scents are ideal but I'm open to anything.
I like floral notes when they are in the background (as opposed to being the main focus of a scent), but perfumes tend to go sweet on my skin and overproject vanilla/ambefloral notes. I haven't had much experience with fruity notes yet but I like the idea of a tart cherry/blackberry and citrus in combination with atmospherics.
Any recs?
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2023.06.10 17:17 travel4me22 [Thank You] Love to see a full mailbox when returning from Vacation!

Best part of having to come home from a vacation, (after getting to sleep in my own bed lol) is opening up the mailbox and seeing all the amazing envelopes from amazing people. Many thanks to:
u/AppleCritter723 how sweet of you to send such a thoughtful card in return! I hope your trip went well to the Smokies. I am just as happy as you when I don't have lots planned, but also love to know where my next trip will be :)
u/catnatomy thank you for the thank you postcard. I totally get the wanting to keep carding fun and not a chore. Glad you have found a way to keep it as a fun hobby. Enjoy your birthday plans and your summer!!
u/chibi_haiku thank you for the Brunch postcard. Glad spring has finally arrived for you. It was a long time coming for us as well. Now it already feels like Summer!!
u/feellikebeingajerk thank you for exchanging Bee cards with me! Your card is adorable, love all the bee facts. Thanks for the amazing stickers too.
u/fieldofcabins thank you for the thank you postcard. Hope your Dad has fully recovered now from his car accident.
u/jaimekj thank you kindly for the Istanbul postcard - so fun to get a surprise card with a Joyful message
u/KK6321 so glad you liked my card, hope your new job is all you wanted it to be! Love the hummingbird seal on the envelope, and thanks too for the stickers; love the manatee holding a sunflower - adorbs
u/Layleez AWWW thank you so much for the Bee bundle! love everything, the card, the stickers, card within a card within a card!, the Bee fun Facts and the bee wax seal to cap it all off is just perfect!
u/libertyprogrammer x 3 thank you for the Serpent Mound postcard. Who knew?! I have just added that to my day trip list. Secondly, thank you for the Cincy Art Museum pc, always a good place to go to escape the heat. I was in LA during the high temps and it was cold!! Always love to find free postcards. And lastly, thank you for the amazing foldout panel card. So very pretty, and I can reuse it too. LA was great, highly recommend both Sequoia and Joshua Tree NPs!!
u/MarineWife0922 thanks for the apPEACHiate you postcard, so cute. You are most welcome, hope your friend likes the card :)
u/melhen16 thank you for the positive affirmation card. Always good to hear these great things to always keep in mind. Thanks too for the wide range of stickers!!
u/Moose-Maleficent thank you for the Disney Paris postcard, sounds like you had a wonderful time there, thanks for reminding how awesome the parks are! What ended up being your favorite ride?
u/nahboiz thank you so much for thinking of me, I LOVE the Asian Fairy bluebird postcard. I have become obsessed with a bird app called Merlin - everywhere I go I pulled it up so I can add birds to my Life List. These blue birds would be my favorite if I lived where they do. I have a family of bluebirds that I see about every day throughout the winter.
u/New_Year_Baby x 3 thank you for the three postcards. What a great idea, I have so many, this would be a great way to share them! I would love to know the name of the tulip farm you went to near Niagara Falls. We drive through NY a few times a year and that sounds like an amazing place to pop in. The porcupine postcard is so cute. I have not seen the Book Club movies, I will put that on my "to watch" list. Thanks for the GoT pc too. I remember watching Pentatonix on The Sing Off - our whole family was rooting for them. They really started an a cappella craze!! Do let me know how they are in person.
u/ninajyang thank you for the rose postcard, it has been so hot here I am wishing for a cold summer! Hope your summer slows down for you.
u/ReasonablePositive thank you for the catch up postcard. Sounds like you have been really busy, I wish you all the luck on your Etsy store and your new home. Better to be too busy than bored for sure.
u/stephkempf thank you for the random floral thrift card. Always great to find special cards while thrifting and actually use them!
u/tigerlady13 thank you for the Arkansas thank you postcard. I love sending Happy/Surprise Mail! I am starting to make my travel plans for the summer this week. So far I have booked trips to Greenville SC and Ogdensburg/St Lawrence River NY. And am working on trips to Upstate NY, Myrtle Beach and Atlanta in the fall. Not to mention my Alaskan trip next June!! My username tells it all.
Thank you to the following for not one but two Arizona MeetUp postcards, fun to think I made it on to two different mailing lists for the same event lol. u/todayisfab, u/sebisrude, u/PinkPengin, u/KeenEvergreen x 2 I am sure you all had a wonderful time meeting each other in person!
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2023.06.10 17:08 pandaaaa26 26 [M4F] UK - Just a British guy looking to use you for great music and book recs :D

Hey everyone
I’m Harry, I am 26 and from the UK, nice to meet you! :)
I’m looking for more people to chat to, I am happy to move to other social medias once we have spoken a little and am open to voice messages and possibly calls long term too!
Here is a little about me, firstly I am a huge book nerd. I love reading and I love collecting books too, I enjoy discussing books with people, giving and receiving recommendations and hearing all about what others have been reading too! So if you want to make a good impression then you could do a lot worse than coming in with a top tier book rec for me! I am pretty open minded when it comes to genres, however I tend to have a strong preference for fantasy and tend to avoid romance and crime novels. My favourite author right now is RF Kuang, everything she has written has been without a doubt a five star read. My favourite book of all time is a toss up, I am a huge Harry Potter fan and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will always be my ‘favourite’ book, however The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is probably the best book I’ve ever read!
I have a similar passion for music, sadly I don’t have a single shred of musical ability myself, but I love listening to it and I am a big fan of going to gigs too, so if anybody is looking for a gig buddy then I am down! Similarly to books, hit me with all of your best music recs, I will listen to anything once and most things twice, I love listening to new music and if you manage to supply me with a new obsession then you will win a significant number of brownie points!! In 2023 my most listened to artists so far are Taylor Swift, Holly Humberstone, Olivia Rodrigo, Tommy Lefroy, Lizzy McAlpine, Modern Baseball, Wunderhorse, Fred again.., Frank Turner, and Idles.
I am also going to a music festival solo for the first time in a couple of weeks so if anybody has had experience doing the same then I would love to hear some tips!
I’d like to think there is a lot more to uncover with me, but that is going to be saved for actual conversations, I can’t give away all of the best features in the free trial!
Please feel free to send chat requests or messages, I don’t mind either!
Hope to hear from some of you soon!
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2023.06.10 17:06 pandaaaa26 [Friendship] [Chat] 26 year old British guy looking to use you for great music and book recs! :D

Hey everyone
I’m Harry, I am 26 and from the UK, nice to meet you! :)
I’m looking for more people to chat to, I am happy to move to other social medias once we have spoken a little and am open to voice messages and possibly calls long term too!
Here is a little about me, firstly I am a huge book nerd. I love reading and I love collecting books too, I enjoy discussing books with people, giving and receiving recommendations and hearing all about what others have been reading too! So if you want to make a good impression then you could do a lot worse than coming in with a top tier book rec for me! I am pretty open minded when it comes to genres, however I tend to have a strong preference for fantasy and tend to avoid romance and crime novels. My favourite author right now is RF Kuang, everything she has written has been without a doubt a five star read. My favourite book of all time is a toss up, I am a huge Harry Potter fan and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will always be my ‘favourite’ book, however The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is probably the best book I’ve ever read!
I have a similar passion for music, sadly I don’t have a single shred of musical ability myself, but I love listening to it and I am a big fan of going to gigs too, so if anybody is looking for a gig buddy then I am down! Similarly to books, hit me with all of your best music recs, I will listen to anything once and most things twice, I love listening to new music and if you manage to supply me with a new obsession then you will win a significant number of brownie points!! In 2023 my most listened to artists so far are Taylor Swift, Holly Humberstone, Olivia Rodrigo, Tommy Lefroy, Lizzy McAlpine, Modern Baseball, Wunderhorse, Fred again.., Frank Turner, and Idles.
I am also going to a music festival solo for the first time in a couple of weeks so if anybody has had experience doing the same then I would love to hear some tips!
I’d like to think there is a lot more to uncover with me, but that is going to be saved for actual conversations, I can’t give away all of the best features in the free trial!
Please feel free to send chat requests or messages, I don’t mind either!
Hope to hear from some of you soon!
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2023.06.10 17:02 Beautiful-Piano-185 Saturday afternoon and evening baseball schedule on Ultimate Media IPTV

It's Saturday and we have a great afternoon and evening of baseball action scheduled for fans today. After a long week at work, we like nothing better than to sit down with some friends and enjoy a cold beer and some baseball. With 15 games on the agenda there is something for everyone to enjoy.
All games and channels are available, plus much more great content, today on Ultimate Media IPTV. With a subscription from www.ultimatemedia.store/packages all games can be watched live and on our replay channels so you never have to miss a game. Visit today and choose the best IPTV subscription for you.
1.10pm ET - Arizona Diamondbacks v Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan. This game is being broacast on BSAZ, BSDET and MLBN.
2.10pm ET - Miami Marlins v Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois. This game is being broadcast on BSFL, NBCSCH and MLBN.
2.15pm ET - Cincinatti Reds v St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri. This game is being broadcast on BSOH and BSMW.
3.07pm ET - Minnesota Twins v Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario. This game is being broadcast on BSNO and SNET.
3.10pm ET - San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, Denver, Colorado. This game is being broadcast on SDPA and ATTR.
4.05pm ET - Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. This game is being broadcast on BSKC and MSN2.
4.05pm ET - New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This game is being broadcast on SNY and ATTP.
4.05pm ET - Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This game is being broadcast on NBCSP and MLBN.
4.10pm ET - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. This game is being broadcast on BSSW, BSSUN and MLBN.
4.10pm ET - Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves at Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia. This game is being broadcast on MASN and BSSE.
4.10pm ET - Oakland Athletics v Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This game is being broadcast on NBCSBA and BSWI.
6.10pm ET - Houston Astros v Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio. This game is being broadcast on ATTH and BSGL.
7.35pm ET - Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park, San Francisco, California. This game is being broadcast on FOX.
7.35pm ET - Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York. This game is being broadcast on FOX.
10.07pm ET - Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California. This game is being broadcast on RSNW, BSW and MLBN.
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2023.06.10 17:02 Beautiful-Piano-185 Saturday afternoon and evening baseball schedule on Ultimate Media IPTV

It's Saturday and we have a great afternoon and evening of baseball action scheduled for fans today. After a long week at work, we like nothing better than to sit down with some friends and enjoy a cold beer and some baseball. With 15 games on the agenda there is something for everyone to enjoy.
All games and channels are available, plus much more great content, today on Ultimate Media IPTV. With a subscription from www.ultimatemedia.store/packages all games can be watched live and on our replay channels so you never have to miss a game. Visit today and choose the best IPTV subscription for you.
1.10pm ET - Arizona Diamondbacks v Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan. This game is being broacast on BSAZ, BSDET and MLBN.
2.10pm ET - Miami Marlins v Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois. This game is being broadcast on BSFL, NBCSCH and MLBN.
2.15pm ET - Cincinatti Reds v St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri. This game is being broadcast on BSOH and BSMW.
3.07pm ET - Minnesota Twins v Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario. This game is being broadcast on BSNO and SNET.
3.10pm ET - San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, Denver, Colorado. This game is being broadcast on SDPA and ATTR.
4.05pm ET - Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. This game is being broadcast on BSKC and MSN2.
4.05pm ET - New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This game is being broadcast on SNY and ATTP.
4.05pm ET - Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This game is being broadcast on NBCSP and MLBN.
4.10pm ET - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. This game is being broadcast on BSSW, BSSUN and MLBN.
4.10pm ET - Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves at Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia. This game is being broadcast on MASN and BSSE.
4.10pm ET - Oakland Athletics v Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This game is being broadcast on NBCSBA and BSWI.
6.10pm ET - Houston Astros v Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio. This game is being broadcast on ATTH and BSGL.
7.35pm ET - Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park, San Francisco, California. This game is being broadcast on FOX.
7.35pm ET - Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York. This game is being broadcast on FOX.
10.07pm ET - Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California. This game is being broadcast on RSNW, BSW and MLBN.
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2023.06.10 17:02 Beautiful-Piano-185 Saturday afternoon and evening baseball schedule on Ultimate Media IPTV

It's Saturday and we have a great afternoon and evening of baseball action scheduled for fans today. After a long week at work, we like nothing better than to sit down with some friends and enjoy a cold beer and some baseball. With 15 games on the agenda there is something for everyone to enjoy.
All games and channels are available, plus much more great content, today on Ultimate Media IPTV. With a subscription from www.ultimatemedia.store/packages all games can be watched live and on our replay channels so you never have to miss a game. Visit today and choose the best IPTV subscription for you.
1.10pm ET - Arizona Diamondbacks v Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan. This game is being broacast on BSAZ, BSDET and MLBN.
2.10pm ET - Miami Marlins v Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois. This game is being broadcast on BSFL, NBCSCH and MLBN.
2.15pm ET - Cincinatti Reds v St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri. This game is being broadcast on BSOH and BSMW.
3.07pm ET - Minnesota Twins v Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario. This game is being broadcast on BSNO and SNET.
3.10pm ET - San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, Denver, Colorado. This game is being broadcast on SDPA and ATTR.
4.05pm ET - Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland. This game is being broadcast on BSKC and MSN2.
4.05pm ET - New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This game is being broadcast on SNY and ATTP.
4.05pm ET - Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This game is being broadcast on NBCSP and MLBN.
4.10pm ET - Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. This game is being broadcast on BSSW, BSSUN and MLBN.
4.10pm ET - Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves at Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia. This game is being broadcast on MASN and BSSE.
4.10pm ET - Oakland Athletics v Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This game is being broadcast on NBCSBA and BSWI.
6.10pm ET - Houston Astros v Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio. This game is being broadcast on ATTH and BSGL.
7.35pm ET - Chicago Cubs v San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park, San Francisco, California. This game is being broadcast on FOX.
7.35pm ET - Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York. This game is being broadcast on FOX.
10.07pm ET - Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California. This game is being broadcast on RSNW, BSW and MLBN.
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2023.06.10 17:02 pandaaaa26 26 year old guy from the UK looking to use people for new music and book recs

Hey everyone
I’m Harry, I am 26 and from the UK, nice to meet you! :)
I’m looking for more people to chat to, I am happy to move to other social medias once we have spoken a little and am open to voice messages and possibly calls long term too!
Here is a little about me, firstly I am a huge book nerd. I love reading and I love collecting books too, I enjoy discussing books with people, giving and receiving recommendations and hearing all about what others have been reading too! So if you want to make a good impression then you could do a lot worse than coming in with a top tier book rec for me! I am pretty open minded when it comes to genres, however I tend to have a strong preference for fantasy and tend to avoid romance and crime novels. My favourite author right now is RF Kuang, everything she has written has been without a doubt a five star read. My favourite book of all time is a toss up, I am a huge Harry Potter fan and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will always be my ‘favourite’ book, however The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is probably the best book I’ve ever read!
I have a similar passion for music, sadly I don’t have a single shred of musical ability myself, but I love listening to it and I am a big fan of going to gigs too, so if anybody is looking for a gig buddy then I am down! Similarly to books, hit me with all of your best music recs, I will listen to anything once and most things twice, I love listening to new music and if you manage to supply me with a new obsession then you will win a significant number of brownie points!! In 2023 my most listened to artists so far are Taylor Swift, Holly Humberstone, Olivia Rodrigo, Tommy Lefroy, Lizzy McAlpine, Modern Baseball, Wunderhorse, Fred again.., Frank Turner, and Idles.
I am also going to a music festival solo for the first time in a couple of weeks so if anybody has had experience doing the same then I would love to hear some tips!
I’d like to think there is a lot more to uncover with me, but that is going to be saved for actual conversations, I can’t give away all of the best features in the free trial!
Please feel free to send chat requests or messages, I don’t mind either!
Hope to hear from some of you soon!
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2023.06.10 16:52 Louissays Mr. Mercedes Novel

Hey guys!
I've just finished watching the Mr. Mercedes series. Even though i know it wasn't perfect, I loved it!! I'm Irish and I love Brendan Gleeson. I have to say I've been really inspired to read Stephen King's trilogy!
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I'm really curious to read the novels and continue onto the novels about Holly.
After having seen the entire series, is it worth it? Are there enough changes to keep me interested?
Thanks so much!! Really loved reading the groups messages the last few days and getting loads of reading recs. Happy reading!
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2023.06.10 16:48 Perspiring_Gamer New Release Thread (June 12th to June 18th)

New Release Thread (June 12th to June 18th)

June 12th to June 18th
Xbox Games Showcase + Starfield Direct - Sunday June 11th
Showcase Info:
  • Start time is 10am PT 1pm ET 6pm BST 7pm CET 2am JST 3am AEST
  • The Xbox Games Showcase will roll straight into the Starfield Direct
  • Microsoft have stated the combined length will be roughly two hours
  • The livestream will be 4k/60fps on Xbox and Bethesda official channels
  • Aaron Greenberg has stated: 'None of our first party games in the show are full CG trailers. Everything is either in-game footage, in-engine footage, or in-game footage with some cinematics. Each of our trailers will be labeled so it is hopefully clear for our fans.' Source
  • Further viewing information can be found here, via Xbox Wire
Community Info:
  • The official Xbox stream will be pinned to the top of the subreddit, prior to the start time and throughout, also acting as the megathread for discussion during the showcase
  • There's still time to get your hunches and predictions on record via our predictions thread, which includes prizes for the top three most upvoted correct predictions
  • Two members of the XboxTalks podcast will be in attendance (lucky fan-fest winners), bringing some insight from the show-floor over the next 48 hours, on the subreddit and via XboxTalks
  • For further discussion during the showcase and the following days, there's also our Discord community, run by a dedicated (and separate) moderator team
  • If you'd like to give your reaction to the showcase live on the XboxTalks post-show podcast, our Discord is also where the team will be inviting users up to speak. This replaces the now sadly defunct Reddit Talk platform where this community-based show was hosted previously
Dordogne - June 13th
Dropping day one on Game Pass, Dordogne is a single-player narrative adventure from Un Je Ne Sais Quoi and Umanimation. As protagonist Mimi, the player will explore the rural landscape of Dordogne, recalling childhood memories and reconciling those with her choices in the present to uncover lost family secrets. The player will collect photos, sounds and scents in a journal, which the devs state 'are unique to your adventure.' Dordogne is XS optimised and supports smart delivery.
Xbox Store [Game Pass] - Metacritic - TrueAchievements - Trailer - Official Site
Greyhill Incident - June 13th (delayed from June 9th)
Greyhill Incident - Abducted Edition is an alien-invasion survival-horror game from Refugium Games. Set in the US town of Greyhill in the early 90s, the player takes the role of Ryan Baker during an alien invasion. Armed only with a baseball bat, the objective is to investigate and uncover the alien conspiracy, while escaping abductions and helping the townspeople where possible. This single player experience centres around exploration, solving puzzles, as well as evading and/or fighting 'the Greys.'
Xbox Store - Metacritic - TrueAchievements - Trailer - Official Site
Brave Soldier - Invasion of Cyborgs - June 14th
Brave Soldier - Invasion of Cyborgs is a single-player run n' gun sidescroller from indie developer JM Neto. With 16-bit and arcade inspired 2D pixel art and gameplay, the player controls a rampaging commando and is tasked with working through a range of 30 stages from jungles to snowfields.
Xbox Store - Metacritic - TrueAchievements - Trailer - Official Site
Crime Boss: Rockay City - June 15th
Crime Boss: Rockay City is a single and multiplayer co-operative FPS from Ingame Studios and 505 Games. Players are tasked with building a crew with the right skills for the job, and carrying out their mission in order to earn 'the cash, the turf and, ultimately, the crown.' Gameplay is said to be renascent of the Payday series. The game also includes a single-player campaign with rogue-like elements, where the objective is to build up your arsenal of weapons and loot, and expand your turf.
Xbox Store - Metacritic - TrueAchievements - Trailer - Official Site
Fall of Porcupine - June 15th
Fall of Porcupine is a single-player narrative adventure from Critical Rabbit. It follows fledgling doctor Finley as he wrestles with the healthcare system and explores the town of Porcupine. The game primarily seems to centre around exploration and casual platforming, with some mini-games and dialogue exchanges. According to the developers, 'it tackles sensitive topics with an approachable narrative, relatable characters and resonating dialogue.' It's XS optimised, with smart delivery.
Xbox Store - Metacritic - TrueAchievements - Trailer - Official Site
Layers of Fear - June 15th
Layers of Fear (2023) is a single-player narrative-driven psychological horror title from Bloober Team and Anshar Studios. Described by the developers as 'the definitive way to experience' the collection, it includes the 2016 original, its sequel and all existing DLC. As well as new 'The Final Note' and 'The Writer' DLC which offer new perspectives that tie the story together. The collection has been built in UE5, with updated 4K visuals, ray tracing, HDR, XS optimisations and support for VRR.
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QUByte Classics - Beat 'Em Up Archives - June 15th
QUByte Classics - Beat 'Em Up Archives is a two-game pack of single player arcade classics from PIKO Interactive. 1995's Iron Commando sees solider Jack and kung-fu master Chang Li fighting across ten stages to save the world. 1994's Legend is a seven stage hack and slash, set in the kingdom of Sellech.
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Steel Assault - June 15th
Steel Assault is a single player 16-bit action platformer from Zenovia Interactive. Set in a apocalyptic America, gameplay centres around fast-paced 2D platforming and grapple-hook meets zip-line traversal and combat mechanics. It features classic arcade style difficulty, also offering an easy mode.
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Army of Ruin - June 16th
Army of Ruin is a single-player auto-shooter from indie developers Milkstone Studios. Players are tasked with holding off waves of foes, using the an arsenal of weapons and the different heroes' unique skills. It also offers enhanceable trinkets and equipment, weapon unlocks and harder quests.
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Chess Gambit - June 16th
Chess Gambit is a low-poly 3D chess game from D-Lo Games. It supports both single player and local multiplayer, offering automatic match saving, 3D and classic 2D views, nine AI difficulties, animated 3D pieces and a range of visual environments to choose from. The title also supports Xbox Play Anywhere.
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F1 23 - June 16th [5 Hour Early Access Trial on June 13th via GPU/EA Play]
F1 23 is Codemasters' latest entry in their officially licensed F1 series. It includes the full 2023 roster of drivers and tracks, all the staple modes of the series from career mode to online and local multiplayer. Elsewhere it reintroduces red-flags for the first time since F1 2014, as well as a safety rating for online players that seems influenced by Grand Turismo and more hardcore online racing simulators. F1 23 is XS optimised, with support for smart delivery, cross-play, 120fps, ray tracing, Dolby Atmos and more.
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Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt - June 16th
Ghost Files: The Face of Guilt is a single-player murder-detective title from indie developer Brave Giant. As Boston PD Emily Meyer, the player must solve ten murder cases and catch a infamous serial killer known as 'The Guilty Man.' Alongside traditional puzzle solving, it also features ghosts and magic.
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Mixx Island: Remix Plus - June 16th
Mixx Island: Remix Plus is a single-player 2D action-shooter from indie developer Mackinn7. Gameplay appears to centre around fast and intuitive movement, a range of high-intensity bosses, and multiple abilities and power-ups to unlock. It also features 'vibrant graphics' and a 'pulse-pounding soundtrack.'
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Park Beyond - June 16th
Park Beyond is a construction and management simulation title from Limbic Entertainment. This single player experience sees players designing, constructing and managing their own theme park. Tasks include building flat rides and physics-defying rollercoasters as attractions, generating 'amazement' points to raise the profile of the park. They'll also need to handle the flow of visitors and their needs, as well as managing the business and its expansion. The game also supports keyboard and mouse.
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Shark Pinball - June 16th
Shark Pinball is the latest cheap and simple pinball title from Super PowerUp Games. It's largely single-player, but does feature online leaderboards. It includes eight missions to complete, Shark themed tables, plus the standard pinball feature set including multiball, extraball, skillshot and jackpots.
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Speed or Death - June 16th
Speed or Death is a cheap outlandish indie arcade racer from Dolores Entertainment. This single-player only title sees players racing through a variety of tracks, trying to avoid destruction. From an army base attacked by aliens to a volcano housing an angry dragon. 'We have Split/Second at home' vibes.
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Stay Out of the House - June 16th
Stay Out of the House is a VHS style slasher horror title from indie developer Puppet Combo. The devs say this single player experience is 'part survival horror, part immersive stealth simulator,' tasking the player with hiding in vents, picking locks, setting traps while being hunted by an intelligent AI.
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2023.06.10 16:09 Spitfire3783 Best downhill tires for dry bike park?

So my dh bike needs some new tires. Currently I have maxxis minion dhf downhill specific both front and rear. Those were the tires that were on the bike when I bought it and I just havent cared to switch them out. Now they are worn out and I need a pair of new ones but I'm not sure what to choose. I use my bike in my local bike park wich gets very dry. The dirt becomes almost like sand in some parts of the trail and at the top of berms wich makes it very slippery. But at the same time the weather is kind of unpredictable so it could start raining out of nowhere wich suddently turns the dry dirt into herodirt. But it has never really become muddy in the summer. In early spring and autumn however it gets extremely muddy. So I would prefer a tire that could handle both of these conditions. Prioritizing the summer conditions of course because thats where I spend 80% of my time riding. I really don't have any idea what tires to get so all help is appreciated!
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2023.06.10 16:04 KGJohanssons One more season in the books

One more season in the books
Not as many games as I wanted during the fall season so good pickup in the spring.
Some highlights were:
Anorthosis Famagusta - Karmiotissa Pano Polemidion (stadion Antonis Papadopoulos, cyprus) Game abandoned after 75 minutes due to molotovs on the field. Interesting stadium.
Yenicami AK - Mağusa Türk Gücü (Lefkoşa Atatürk stadı, Northern Cyprus) Not often there's a chance to check in any of the stadiums in "world". A few hundred in a stadium for almost 30000 might not be the most interesting but interesting game.
Kasımpaşa SK - Fatih Karagümrük SK (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadyumu, Turkey) Yes, the big three of Istanbul are cool to watch. However, I had a much better time here. Felt more genuine, more friendly yet also still hostile (as a game should be) and a absolutely stunning view from the stadium.
FC Dynamo Kyiv - FC Inhulets Petrove (Stadion Dynamo im. Valery Lovanovsky, Ukraine) Seen many games in Ukraine before and during the war but this is the only UPL game I've seen like since the war started. No attendance allowed so felt like a amateur game but the occasionally some fan noise could be heard from the park.
Dynamo Bucureşti - Politechica Timoşoara (Stadium Arcul de triumf, Romania) had some hopes but not very high on this game. Turned out the atmosphere was fantastic and an great stadium. Also went to see FCFB and sure it's a bigger team in a bigger stadium but this was far better entertainment.
Halmstads BK - AIK (Örjans vall, Sweden) My favourite stadium in Allsvenskan and my favourite team for a season opener. Perfect combination.
Berliner FC Dynamo - BSG Chemie Leipzig (Sportforum Hohenschönhausen, Germany) Regionalliga nordost (4th tier) might be my absolute favourite league and a game between two teams with good following at a really cool stadium is perfect.
TuS Makkabi - SV Sparta Lichtenberg (Mommsenstadion, Germany) Final of the Landespokal Berlin (amateur cup) a few thousand in the stands for a final between a fifth and sixth tier team. Decent stadium.
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2023.06.10 16:02 Timely-Elk8291 Trip report: Geezer first-timers--May 8-June 5. Last of 3 parts: Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura

For independent western travelers, Japan demands more planning than, say, a trip through Europe. But the corresponding rewards are huge. And you absolutely don't need to hire a guide, so long as you do basic homework (which is half the fun of travel, anyway).
This is the last of three reports from our recent four-week journey, covering ten nights in Tokyo, one in Nikko and three in Kamakura.
HIGHLIGHTS
Tokyo--Nippon Professional Baseball at Tokyo Dome; May Grand Sumo tournament, Hamarikyu garden; Tuna auction
Nikko--Toshugo shrine
Kamakura--Sunset spectacle at a seaside park
TOKYO, Monday 5/22
For this 7-night leg, we chose Park Hotel Tokyo (the top floors of the Shiodome Media Tower; $208/night with breakfast). The lobby is on the 25th floor, requiring separate elevator rides to reach your room. Access to subways is a mixed bag (Shiodome Station is next door; more useful Shimbashi is a longer walk). There were far more Americans than our other hotels, and the ample breakfast buffet wasn't as fabulous, either (an admittedly high bar). On the other hand, the area teems with great, affordable places to eat. Our room had something we'd never experienced: a fog-free bathroom mirror (the new must-have!). And when we opened the curtains of our 28th floor room in the morning, there was Fuji in all her glory, an unforgettable vista. What more could you want?
TOKYO, Tuesday 5/23
Our first stop on a drizzly day was the Imperial Palace grounds, last of our highly recommended Imperial Household Agency tours. The adjacent East Garden, open to all, is worth seeing, too.
After lunch, we checked out the nearby National Museum of Modern Art. Kudos to management for allowing photography. The highlights room on the top floor is a great survey, and if you're short on time you could skip the rest, unless a special exhibition piques your interest.
We caught a fantastic show about Tokugawa Ieyasu at the private Mitsui Memorial Museum--the best single exhibition we saw. Unfortunately, it closes tomorrow, June 11; but that's a place you might keep an eye on.
TOKYO, Wednesday 5/24
We visited Senso-ji first thing. We liked it so much we went back a few nights later to see it lit up. Either way, it's a must.
Lunch was at Onigiri Asakusa Yadoroku, a welcoming place that's been dishing up made-to-order onigiri for almost 70 years. It's a Bib Gourmand. Show up just before 11 am to avoid a wait; otherwise, you'll be given a time to return for a seat.
We went to Tokyo Dome to catch a Yomiuri Giants game, stopping off first at the adjacent, very worthwhile, landscape garden, Koishikawa Korakuen (geezers over 65 half-price!). The game itself was a trip, much like an American football game, with non-stop chants by fans and on-field cheerleaders between innings. Our lower-deck seats, bought in advance from the team's website, cost under $35 each.
TOKYO, Thursday 5/25
Like other great cities, like New York or Paris, Tokyo is made for strolling. On this day, we were flaneurs, with stops along Omotesando, the tree-shaded fashion avenue that calls itself Harajuku Champs-Elysees, and hip Cat Street nearby. The area wakes up slowly, so consider a visit at midday or later.
Lunch was a pure pig-out (pun intended) at Tonkatsu Nanaido. Can't recommend it highly enough; the wait was a tolerable 30 minutes (dinner reservations possible). Try to ignore the health implications of tender pork, fried (extremely lightly) in pure lard. Pure heaven.
TOKYO, Friday 5/26
Meiji Shrine and garden got us going in the morning, and the Meiji Jingu Museum was well worth a stop.
We were somewhat ambivalent about sumo but bought advance tickets to the big May tournament because, well, when might we ever see sumo in person again? It turned out to be the surprise hit of the trip: a spectacle with deep historic roots, more engaging and suspenseful than we imagined. Advance online tickets are gettable; no middleman required.
TOKYO, Saturday 5/27
The Tokyo National Museum lives up to its reputation as the best in the country (at least the best we saw). We made repeated visits and still didn't see it all. And it's free for those of us over 70. One of our favorite items: a 1,500-year-old ceramic sculpture of sumo wrestlers and a judge. The museum's enlightened view toward photography means we'll always have our pictures to remind us of what we saw.
TOKYO, Sunday 5/28
We spent a relaxed Sunday morning at verdant Hamarikyu Gardens, a park that borders Tokyo Bay. The former playground of feudal shoguns is an urban oasis of water features and classic landscape design. You can happily spend a couple hours strolling its paths.
In the afternoon, we checked out Ginza's main drag, closed to vehicle traffic. We wish, though, that we'd known that Akihabara's Chuo-dori is also pedestrianized on Sunday afternoons.
NIKKO, Monday 5/29
We cabbed it to Asakusa Station and caught the Tobu Kegon express to Nikko. Light rain didn't stop us --or hundreds of other umbrella toters--from visiting glorious Toshugo Shrine. Far better, though, was our visit the next day. At 8:30 a.m., the shrine was essentially deserted; crowds started arriving at 9:30. That quiet morning hour was reason enough to have spent the night in Nikko. It also kept us ahead of the crowds at Rinnoji Temple and nearby Taiyuin and Futarasan Shrine, all well worth visiting.
Nikko Station Hotel Classic ($270, including excellent meals) was the most old-school place we stayed (They still put top sheets on the beds). Masking is requested, and at breakfast, guests are asked to don plastic gloves before going through the buffet line. The onsen in the basement was absolutely first-rate, as was our meticulously prepared tofu kaiseki dinner at the hotel restaurant.
TOKYO, Tuesday 5/30
For our third and final Tokyo stop, we chose the Ueno area and weren't disappointed. The well-run and sophisticated Nohga Hotel Ueno Tokyo ($217/night, including breakfast) is on a quiet street just a short walk from Ueno Station and park, with its many attractions.
TOKYO, Wednesday 5/31
We wandered through Yanesen, a traditional neighborhood sometimes described as a hidden gem, and began our end-of-trip shopping on mid-century Yanaka Ginza.
Lunch was at Inshotei, a lovely traditional restaurant in the heart of Ueno Park, booked online before our trip. 3.59 on Tabelog.
TOKYO, Thursday 6/1
Tuna! We initially took a pass on the early morning auction, discouraged by reviews on this sub and elsewhere that dismiss the relatively new Toyosu auction site as vastly inferior to the former one at Tsukiji market. But an old Japan hand persuaded us to give it a try. We're extremely happy we did. We were lucky enough to get tickets to the open-air observation platform and the experience became a trip highlight.
Up and out by cab before 4:30 a.m., we had about half an hour to watch and hear the action directly below us. It may not be Tsukiji, but it's the only Tokyo tuna auction you've got. I say go, especially if you can snag open-air gallery passes.
KAMAKURA, Friday 6/2
There weren't a lot of great choices for lodging in the coastal town of Kamakura (a day trip for Tokyo residents). We needed a quick getaway to Haneda Airport on Monday morning, and Hotel Metropolitan Kamakura, a JR East property, fit the bill. It was pricey ($292 per night with meals) but our room was spacious, even luxurious by Japanese standards, and smack in the middle of the action.
KAMAKURA, Saturday 6/3
I wondered, before leaving home, if we'd get templed-out, like other travelers do. It never happened, though torrential rainfall, spun from the remnants of Typhoon Mawar, tested us at the end. On the plus side, we had the Great Buddha and Hachimangu Shrine completely to ourselves; the downside was soaked clothing and shoes that would take time to dry out (fortunately, we brought extra pairs, and our collapsible umbrellas did the best they could).
By afternoon, the skies cleared and hundreds of surfers rushed to ride the storm-generated surf. We caught the action from the sands of Yuigahama Beach.
KAMAKURA, Sunday 6/4
Early, before other tourists arrived, we checked out Engakuji temple, but were helpless in the face of Sunday crowds at Meigetsuin temple, better known as Hydrangea Temple. The blossoms were exploding after the rain but visitors clogged the pathways. We fled to Kenchoji, totally empty by comparison, and had a final, restorative Zen moment in the peaceful garden behind the main hall.
Last stop of the tour, after one more omakase sushi dinner, was sunset at Inamuragasaki Park. We never expected what we found: a spectacular view of Fuji, the entire mountain outlined against a multi-colored sky, with pounding waves and a few hardcore surfers in the foreground.
It was a concluding surprise in a trip filled with them, a journey that greatly exceeded expectations. Four weeks turned out to be just about right for a couple of geezers. But it left lots of stuff on the cutting room floor, like Nagasaki, which I still want to see, and much more. Next time, maybe.
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2023.06.10 15:30 vivizoka 4 Parks in 4 Days

Hi all,
I posted a day or two ago, so this might look familiar to some. But after getting some feedback and doing some more research, this is what I think we’ll do. Background first:
We’re traveling from Thursday (flight arrives at 9:30am) to Tuesday (flight leaves at 5:40). Kids are 5 and 2.5 yo. We’re staying a Pop Century. Grandparents are going to join us on Saturday (probably arrive at lunch) and all day Sunday.
I went back and forth with the following options:
  1. Just chill on arrival day, MK Friday, chill Saturday, HS with FIL Sunday, hop Epcot and AK Monday, and chill on Tuesday morning (chill could include Disney Springs, pool, arcade, etc). Then I have concerns about hopping with my kids.
  2. Go to HS on arrival day (shorter day but we were fine with hopping anyways), MK Friday, chill Saturday, Epcot Sunday, AK Monday, and chill on Tuesday morning. But then I have concerns about going to a park on arrival day (kids tired, flight delays, etc).
So now the third option I’m leaning towards is to just chill on arrival day, MK Friday, don’t have a chill Saturday and take advantage of the grandparents to go to HS and Epcot on Saturday and Sunday, then AK Monday, and chill Tuesday morning.
Should I be concerned with doing 4 days of parks in a row?
I do like the rides and if I was with my husband only we would probably try to maximize it all, but with the kids, I think I need to be realistic with trying to enjoy what we can instead of trying to hit it all. My daughter still naps, and she gets too distracted to nap in the stroller, so I’m starting to think we would have to take breaks and go nap at the resort anyway. But I also have never been to Disney with kids and can underestimate how tired they (and my introvert self) will get.
Any recommendations on which route to take here with the 3 options I have?
Thank you all. I’ve been getting so many good info here, but this is so hard! Lol
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2023.06.10 15:00 girl_from_the_crypt Stuck on earth and looking for a job: We're summoning a sea goddess

If I’d had any idea that the same six ladies who had been cooking and serving me meals and beverages were secretly a coven, I… well, I probably would have kept going there anyways. We’d arranged to meet after hours together with my savior human and Elijah Carter to go down to the grotto. The witches were already waiting for us outside the unlit neon sign. They were wearing the same matching dresses that constituted their mildly out-of-date yet undoubtedly elegant diner uniforms. With them, swaying and light on his feet like a tiny golden bird, was Frankie Preston.
I skipped up to him to give him a hug. He rolled his eyes, then wrapped his arms around me rather tightly. “Hey Sunshine. Oh. He-ey,” he added to Nettie when she came up behind us. “We’re good, right?”
“I said so, didn’t I,” she replied evenly. “I gotta stick to my word now, for better or for worse.”
“You know, I like you just fine. I was being an asshole for no reason. It’s not gonna happen again.”
“It better not,” she said, shrugging sweetly while not bothering to hide the threatening undertone in her response.
“Right,” Rhonda chimed in, looking slightly uncomfortable. “I understand you got a nixie or mermaid needs rescuing…”
“Precisely. You’re sure this is manageable for your coven?” I ventured.
“I’m not sure about anything. But I told you we’d see what we can do.” She gave me a generous smile. “You’re getting the friends-and-family-discount.” She reached over to ruffle Fran’s hair. He groaned, then moved over to me to make room for Nettie as she sidled up to the ladies.
I slid my hand into his. He grinned. “Demanding, you.”
I withdrew. “Sorry.”
“Oh, brother,” he grumbled, snatching back my hand. “Sure stand out from this crowd tonight, don’t I?” he asked jokingly, nodding at the gathering.
“You stand out most of the time.” I perked up when Mae-Lynn pointed out another, decidedly taller figure approaching. Eli was wearing a longer coat, shielding himself from the nightly chill carried to us upon the breeze. His hands were buried in his pockets and his shoulders hunched, but a smile crossed his face nevertheless when he spotted us. "Good to see you. How've you been?"
I traded uncertain glances with Nettie, then Fran. "Busy," I concluded, answering for the three of us.
"I'm glad you came," my savior human supplied.
"I don't know if I can be of much use," he muttered, allowing her to wrap her arms around him for a moment.
Rhonda waved him off. "Sure you can. Let's get going, now that we're all here."
Our group began to head down to the beach. Dim moonlight illuminated our path through the streets and across the sandy expanse, guiding us along with the sound of tossing waves drawing nearer. The smell of salt hung heavily above us, the wind tugged on our clothes and tousled our hair. We were a strange procession as we climbed over the rocks and down to the mouth of the cave. Had anybody seen us, I wouldn't know what they'd have made of it. I glanced over at Nettie to find her shivering. Whether it was due to the crisp spring night temperature or the excitement of the moment I couldn't tell. Instead, I reached for her hand. "Are you alright?"
She gave me a wavering nod. Flicking on her lime green flashlight, she allowed the bright beam to cut through the darkness. Her thumb rubbed over the stickers adorning the shaft of the small torch—a piece of memorabilia from our early years. "I put those there," I reminded her, pointing them out.
"Oh, I know," she deadpanned. "That was the same week I gave you all those handicraft supplies. Never again. You know how long it took to pry off the dozens of googly eyes you glued to the toilet seat?"
"It was artful. I thought you'd like them."
She snorted, lightly batting my shoulder. "Of course you did." Her chest heaved as she took a deep, cleansing breath. "Okay. Let's go."
Elijah and I led the way ahead, the former carrying his own heavy flashlight which he kept trained on the ground at our feet. We tried to stay as close together as possible, wary of the slippery surface we were walking on. The further we proceeded, the more anxious we became. Eli hid it masterfully, the only thing that gave away his apprehension being the vein that bulged on his forehead. I could feel his tension, though. It was in his shoulders, the stiff way he held his neck, in the force of his grip on the torch. It almost looked like he was trying to crush it.
The witches appeared to be nowhere near as impressed. They moved forward with a relaxed sort of confidence, casually stepping over puddles in their paths as though they were merely skirting around tables at the diner. Their attitude was mirrored by Frankie. I couldn’t help but glance back at him over my shoulder every couple seconds, his wheat-blond locks bouncing around his head with each of his spirited steps. Nettie Peterson, hanging from my arm, followed my gaze and let out a low grunt. “That boy is entirely too cheerful right now,” she muttered, only to squeak when she nearly tripped over a small rock. “Lord, I hope you know where we’re going.”
“Sure we do,” Elijah replied from up front.
“Approximately,” I added.
We weaved our way through the tunnels, trying to recall the way to the corpse cave. Rhonda had told us she wanted to see Kit Sutton’s mother. In a strange way, I was looking forward to seeing the sleeping giantess again. Despite the horror she was surrounded with, her sight had left a deep impression on me. The coven was chatting to each other in the back, their hushed voices the only sound to break the otherwise clammy, uneasy silence. Until we heard it.
A voice carried through the darkness, sweet and bell-bright with a heated, gravelly undertone. Her song filled the washed out corridors, echoing off the rounded stone walls and riding the ripples of the lake we were currently passing by. The words were in a foreign tongue, but I would have recognized my roommate’s singing anywhere.
Nettie tensed up, her arm around mine turning to stone. I could hear the hitch in her breath, taking note of the way her eyes grew wide in the lamplight. Our whole group had come to a halt in the middle of the large cave room, glancing about in awe as we tried to locate the source of the voice. It sounded like it was coming from everywhere at once, an omnipresent melancholy with just the hint of a fury in it. Like a calm, slow river with a strong, rapid undercurrent. I listened in rapture, my gaze fixed on my savior human’s elegant profile. Her lower lip trembled ever so slightly, its gloss capturing the warm sheen.
"Kit!" she suddenly called out.
The song broke off, leaving only eerie silence.
"Are you there?" my best friend shouted again, her voice nearly breaking.
Everything was still for another beat. Then we heard stones shift and clatter, followed by naked feet slapping the wet ground. We turned around, and there, standing beneath the arch of one of the side tunnels, was Kit Sutton. Nettie let out a sharp cry, broke free from my hold and ran towards her, wrapping her arms around the taller woman's neck. Kit stared down at her in shock before throwing her arms around her, burying one hand in her long, dark coils of hair and pressing the other to the small of her back. Anabel, who works the kitchen at the diner, let out a soft coo. We stayed back for the two of them to have their moment before my savior human eventually disentangled herself.
"You're very wet," she told Kit, inspecting her now damp sweater.
My roommate's lips curled. "I mean, you hugged me pretty close, so…"
Nettie smacked her upper arm. "Idiot," she whispered, her tone warm and gentle.
The smile faded from Kit's face as her eyes roamed the small crowd, settling on me. "What are you doing here? I told you not to come back, and now you've actually brought more people?"
"Kit, this is the coven from the diner. Coven, this is the water spirit I told you about." I turned to Rhonda, who nodded and took a step forward.
"We came to see if we can't do something about your situation," she told her.
Kit scrunched her brows. "You guys are a coven?"
"They are," I supplied. "And they managed to hold off my stalker with their magic so they're pretty serious about it. That reminds me; I have a stalker now. Anyways, they want to see your mom."
My roommate looked beyond skeptical. "You know this is dangerous, right?"
Hailey groaned. "Girl, we've been in this for a long-ass time. Either you let us see what we can do or you don't, but don't think for a moment that we're ignorant."
Kit threw up her arms. "Fine. Come along then. I warned you."
She started marching ahead, her impossibly long hair trailing behind her like a veil. Nettie had to be careful not to step on it as she walked alongside her, the two having linked hands. When we reached the corpse room, my savior human looked like she was about to faint. The sight once again sent a cold chill down my spine and I instinctively looked over at Eli Carter. His face was scrunched up, his brows knitted as he attempted to keep his eyes trained on the ground. Frankie on the other hand appeared to be rather interested, his gaze roaming the hall. The coven didn’t seem to care whatsoever, instead following Kit to the water hole where the enormous statuesque creature was resting.
“Woah,” Nettie said eloquently as she leaned over to look into the depths of the pond. “That’s your mom?”
Kit Sutton gave a brief, unspirited nod. “She is, actually. Quite a bit bigger than me but yeah. Well, I don’t see how this is—” She fell silent when the six ladies started to round the pit, exchanging knowing glances as they reached for each others’ hands. “What? What now, what are we doing?” she stammered, taking a step back and slightly raising her barnacle-covered arms.
Hailey turned to her with an encouraging smile. “We could wake her up. I really think we could.”
For a moment, she didn’t respond. “You think that’d help?” she then asked.
“Would it help to have a giant sea goddess up against your father?” Rhonda deadpanned. “Of course it would. He clearly had a problem with her, else he wouldn’t have done that. He felt threatened, most likely. You might not be able to fight back against him yourself, but she ought to tip the scales.”
“Great idea,” Frankie said, earning a proud nod from the older waitress. “It’s a good rule of thumb. If you’re too weak, you just find someone strong and scary to hide behind.” He beamed at me. “You’re so pretty, Eva.”
Kit snorted, looking a little more at ease but still uncertain. “You guys know I’ve actually never spoken with her, right? What if she’s, like, feral? Maybe she won’t want to help me; she could just make things worse.”
“Worse?” Nettie Peterson blurted out. “Girl, you’re grounded for a hundred years! It doesn’t get much worse than that.”
“Good point.”
“Glad we agree,” Mae-Lynn crisply chimed in. “Okay now, everyone join hands, go on.” She reached out for us and we gathered around the pool. Nettie entwined her fingers with mine on my left while Aliyah, the oldest of the witches from the looks of it, took her place on my right. She told Frankie to stay out of the circle, giving him an apologetic smile as she sent him off to wait on the side. “Sorry, sweetie,” she told him over her shoulder. “But having an inorganic link might disturb the chain.”
“So what now?” Elijah asked.
“All of you just close your eyes and clear your minds. Don’t think of anything, like you’re meditating. You’ve got to stay calm. I’m gonna borrow what I energy I can from your minds and use it for the big girl,” Rhonda told us, pointing her chin at the motionless giantess in the water down below. “Now, what Blue here says is true, so if this works, we’ll just all bolt, okay? We wake up the water queen and then we leg it.” She nodded to Kit. “You have the best chances at dealing with her on your own. I’m optimistic overall but she’s been locked inside her own body for God knows how long. She’s likely to be confused and we don’t want to make her feel ganged up on.”
“That actually makes sense,” my roommate conceded, brightening up a bit.
“Everybody ready?” Rhonda asked, receiving scattered nods and mumbles of affirmation. Bracing herself, she rolled her shoulders and proceeded to raise her voice, beginning to murmur something I could not understand. It sounded like a human language, but not any one that I knew. My heart was beginning to beat a little faster, her rhythmic cadence reminding me of the beating of a drum. I couldn't help it. I took a peek at Rhonda, my stomach sinking when I saw her face.
Her eyes were wide open and had rolled back into her head, leaving only the white to fill the eerie, void spaces. Her body was trembling as if there were invisible hands shaking her by the shoulders. The veins and arteries on her face and neck were standing out, weirdly discolored. The longer I looked at them, the darker they became until eventually turning black entirely. They were pulsating, the blood pumping through them at a powerful, forcible pace.
I pressed my eyes shut once more, trying to clear my mind despite the image sticking with me. Focus on nothing, focus on nothing…
It turned out to be quite difficult. I've never tried to actively empty my head before, not like this. Something always kept popping in, disturbing the peace up there. Unwanted thoughts of Jewel's tears, the Devourer Of Worlds, my intestines quelling from my stomach pushed their way into the void I was trying desperately to create. When it wasn't that, it was the image of Frankie's beautifully coordinated movements. I briefly allowed my eyes to flutter open once again to turn and sneak a glance at the waiter. He was sitting cross-legged on the rocky ground, busy tossing pebbles at the slimed-up corpses to see if they stuck. Forcing myself to concentrate, I tried to picture what "nothing" would even look like.
Probably all black. Light had to be absent after all. Endless; no ceiling, no floor, nothing to stand on and nothing overhead. Nothing to hear, see, smell or feel. Nothing at all; nowhere.
Around me, I felt the air in the room beginning to heat. The grating of stone upon stone penetrated my ears in the most uncomfortable way, but this time, I was determined not to muck it up. My facial muscles straining as I clenched my lids and mouth shut, I tried to ignore the sound of water beginning to bubble nearby. The pond was hissing as if it were a pot of boiling soup, splashes and dripping noises overtaking the silence. Rhonda's voice rose higher and higher, bouncing off the hollowed cavern walls and coming back with three times the volume. Goosebumps threatened to break out on my arms, the hairs on the back of my neck already standing up. I had lost my sense of space—I had no idea who was standing beside me anymore, I could barely feel their hands in mine; their touch was a foreign sensation I was only distantly aware of.
There truly was nothing there. Nothing but Rhonda's chanting. It filled every nook and cranny of my mind, coming from everywhere around me. My pulse was fluttering as if dancing to its rhythm. My heart was pounding like a drum to the best of its cadence. A faint sense of panic was whispering to me at the edge of my conscience, but it was unable to perturb the nothing. There was a veil before my inner eye that could not be lifted anymore.
And then, all of a sudden, one of the hands I was holding was wrenched from my grasp as a scream interrupted the incantative chorus. "Run!" Rhonda cried out.
My eyes flew open, instantly coming to rest on the pond. The water's surface was bulging, looking like a stretched out balloon about to burst. It formed a strained, blue dome, as from beneath it, two enormous hands rose to break its ceiling.
"She's coming!" Kit yelled out, her face a contorted grimace of hope and horror. "Get out of here! Hurry!" Shoving Nettie and Eli towards the exit, she rallied our group.
Frankie had jumped up and snatched my hand, already dragging me into the direction of the corridor. I craned my neck to look behind me, only for him to pull harder. "This room is gonna be flooded in, like, a moment! You wanna drown?" my waiter shouted, largely into my ear. I was still a bit dazed, the mental fog from the ritual not yet having let up. I really didn't have the time to come to, though. The ground was shaken by a sudden, massive earthquake. The walls began to shudder, drops of water raining down on us from all sides along with tiny pebbles coming loose from up above.
"Get out of here!" Kit bellowed, her voice so loud it came close to cracking.
Rhonda and the rest of her coven were already crowding the mouth of the cave room, racing out into the tunnel single file. I, Frankie and Elijah followed on their heels, the latter ducking his head as he slipped through the opening. Nettie kept looking back over her shoulder. I yelled her name at the same time as Kit shouted at her to leave. Eli Carter was already fumbling with his flashlight and grabbed her wrist with his other hand to drag her into the corridor with us. "You need to—"
"I know," she interrupted him, tearing herself loose and breaking into a sprint.
And thus, we ran. Somehow, it was a lot easier to find the way back than I'd expected. Before I even had the time to process the twists and turns in our path, we were already standing outside the cave again. The stale air from inside was replaced with the fresh smell of salt and the roaring of restless waves. My heart was pounding like a sledgehammer, my blood singing in my veins.
"We can't stay here," Eli hollered as he emerged behind us. "When that thing stands up, the whole cave is gonna break in! Move!"
Nettie Peterson let out a high-pitched whine but readily hurried along as the ten of us scrambled up the sand and boulders, away from the grotto and the shore. We finally came to a halt a safe distance away on one of the cliffs, overlooking the scene. For a moment, the only sound disrupting the nightly symphony was our joint heavy breathing.
Then the sound of massive rocks shifting and cracking reached our ears. From the grotto, a vibration spread through the ground all the way over to where we were standing. The mouth of the cave began to crumble, bits of stone falling down and sealing the opening. Then the whole cave began to split. My savior human grabbed onto my arm, her fingernails digging into my skin. "She'll be okay, right?"
"For sure," I said, ignoring my pulse thrumming in my ears.
Time to call Mary Markov again.
X
1
2: deadbeat roommate
3: creepy crush
4: relocation
5: beach concert
6: First date
7: Temp work
8: roommate talk
9: a dismal worldview
10: warehouse
11: staircase
12: explanation
13: hurt
14: hospital
15: ocean
16: diner
17: government work
18: something in the caves
19: shopping cart
20: olms and Jewels
21: long hair
22: recruitment
23: waitresses
24: dollhouse
25: burning plastic
26: fog dimension
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2023.06.10 14:57 AgreeableAd7983 Should I pay this parking ticket or continue challenging?

Hey Reddit
In October of 2022 I purchased an apartment and have lived there since. The building has a shared car park. There is signs in the car park to say that is private and you need a permit.
When I got the keys the estate agent told me that despite the signage the car park is not monitored and there is nothing to worry about. For a variety of reasons I had no reason to doubt the agent.
In March I received a ticket. The ticket is from 'Spring Parking' who monitor the car park on behalf of the building owners.
I contacted the owners of the building and explained the situation to them, they replied back to say they would contact Spring Parking and have the ticket removed.
Flash forward to today and I have received a letter from a debt recovery agent claiming that I owe money. I can only assume that the building owners did not make much of an effort telling the parking company there is no need for the ticket.
It makes it pretty clear on the letter that failure to comply can result in court action, damage to my credit, etc.
What would be the best way of going about this?should I follow up with the building owners, or is it too late to get the ticket voided?
Thanks in advance.
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2023.06.10 14:52 ICOW-FUBAR-ROFL Posing can be obsessive compulsive…

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